Friday 10th August 2018 While Mercury in Leo is tugging us back to the past, it's tempting to go there because we know the way the story goes, and maybe if we go back there, this time we could rewrite things?
But would we? Could we? What can we understand better about ourselves from exploring that aspect of the past that might be tugging at us just now?
We are in the shadow of a solar eclipse in the 19th degree area of Leo, albeit a partial one. It's still important. Looking back to themes in your life from August 1999. Also, for those born in time to recall, you might find themes from August 1961, and August 1980. I know I can, and each time for me,the way it reflected in my own chart, it was very much about family connections. (this same eclipse in 1999 brought a fabulous reunion with our huge southern family, thanks to the power of internet and affordable airline tickets). That doesn't mean it'll be the same for you, though.
With Uranus newly retrograde from his recent ingress into Taurus, and Mars retrograde in Uranus's own sign of Aquarius, there's a jarring, stubborn energy in the air around some who aren't keen to make the first move to resolve issues. Rebels abound. Yet maybe a certain standoff will allow time to truly reflect on what matters most, or to work out what'll be best.
An eclipse in Leo, the regal sign, sign of children and sign of the heart suggests that something dear to your heart may be coming full circle, beginning afresh,and it's also a call to shed light on what's troublesome, in order to free yourself from focusing there, liberate you to focus on what's beginning. Mercury and Mars retrograding may mean there's agitation around unfinished business that need careful thought rather than impulsive reaction.
On a mundane level, this is a tricky time for technology, with glitches and hitches and repairs that seem to lead to more repairs. Also watch for people perhaps misrepresenting themselves on public platforms, politicians and CEO's maybe more apt to be in the firing line, double check the credentials of anyone you're taking on to work for you,and vice versa, the reputation of prospective employers. Check reviews , and check the provenance of what you are buying. Mercury muddles the details and can bring misunderstandings that in the mix with Mars and Uranus, can create friction.
Venus and Saturn are angling sharply, which means there's a lot to be said for keeping it real, and for taking time to weigh and balance situations.
The Moon is approaching her dark time. Take time to do the homework, and to be well prepared, clear the decks of old clutter and recharge, ready for the next chapter to unfold.
That next chapter may well involve re-connections. Picking up the threads of something you always wanted to do but never had the chance or found the right moment for.
Wishing you all that's good for your soul, and sending love to my family and friends, who regardless of miles, months, years, are always in my heart 💗
Wednesday 8th August 2018 Moon in Cancer today = feed the need.
Wednesday 25th July 2018
Feeling fired up? Folk rubbing you up the wrong way? Irritation can be there to stir you to make positive moves, the piece of grit that make’s the oyster’s glorious, luminescent pearl. Rebel planet Uranus is much in evidence at the same time as Mars is clashing and rubbing the nurturing Moon up the wrong way come Friday. Like someone demanding attention when you really are already tied up. Or waiting for a train at a bus stop.
Eclipse season is upon us and this Friday evening at 21:20hrs BST brings the “Blood Moon” which is a full Moon (happening ,on this occasion, in Aquarius) whose usual light from the Sun is blocked by the shadow of planet earth , and right alongside is planet Mars, fiery and feisty and impulsive, hot-headed and wayward. He’s currently retrograding, scraping over old scars, pushing us to heal, to release and let go under the natural closure point of a full Moon. He could also encourage us to rekindle discarded projects.
So yes, the crazier elements of life do surface under the full Moon phase, fires rage within and without and such passion can achieve great things as well as stirring niggles and frustrations that are often linked to the sense of having hands tied and being desperate to break free and fly. Look out for news that reflects those themes.
Mercury is retrograding from this Thursday 26th July, too, until 19th August. This means that information isn’t always complete, so dig deeper for facts and double check arrangements. Also, with Mars jarring until Thursday, watch for machinery acting up, possibly connected to events in May, and for technology blips.
Mercury will bring you time to review and rethink and fine tune ideas, though, and that can be a very good thing. People could reappear after an absence, too. Long made plans could finally go ahead, while brand new ideas can take a bit of reshaping before they work, or even be discarded in favour of something new that arrives later in August. Keeping an open mind for now and doing homework could benefit us.
This eclipse season is a repeat from 1999. It doesn’t mean that life will replicate, as the planets are all in different locations now, but it says here’s a chance to re-run something or to finally get to something you never quite did, now that time and circumstance have moved us all on. Landmarks and milestones are in the air. Departures and arrivals and reconnections will make news.
Air traffic control could be making news, as could TV and Radio stations, and also highlighted are all things space related plus digital downloads and the world of sport and large scale arenas might also make headlines.
Uranus agitates crowds, challenges “unions” of all sorts and brings protests around the globe over this phase too. Politicians are under fire under this eclipse - yes, more than usual!
This is a release and move on chapter , bringing the triggers and the strength and the desire for fair play, for space, for humanitarian effort, for team work and the eclipse is loaded with potential for us to try to find ways to work together. It’ll help to take the ego factor out of shared challenges.
Thursday 19th July 2018 There's an unusual aspect forming between Saturn and Neptune just now, exact tomorow (Friday 20th) under a Scorpio Moon, which suggests a time for tackling the stuff we often sweep under the carpet, or make excuses for not doing. A time for clearing the debris,for digging deep into your own resources, finding inner stength to dare to be the raw you, to be YOU with pride.
This energy is excellent for finding the moment to quietly put a STOP sign over an old draining habuit, whether it's emotional self sabotage or kicking addiction of a more physical sort, saying to the addiction. "You are not ME. You don't own me, you don't rule me and I'm no longer going to allow you to do this"
Clearing the debris, focussing on what actually matters, not the superficial things, and being very honest with yourself can prove liberating, adn will also allow the light in on the space that the old habit was taking up. Might be that you find room for something much more enriching and fulfilling instead.
Thursday 12th July 2018 There are some unusual formations in the cosmos at the moment. You know that saying "it's either a feast or a famine", meaning the extremes that life can throw our way? That.
Sun today has been in opposition with Pluto. This kills off what's ending, closes the door, at least on what something is in its present form.
To illustrate, and to be cliched (sorry) right where we are at the moment, we've had loads of amber and black caterpillars. They've stopped crawling around now they've munched their way through all of the yellow ragwort around. There are little dark blobs around now, so, it looks like they are dead. It's all over. Or is it?
Most of you probably know this is going to be a story of metamorphosis, that these dead little parcels will soon emerge as striking red and scarlet Cinnabar moths.
Pluto is associated with that metamorphosis, with the transformative process that has us feeling it's all over, afraid of the dark, afraid of what we have to go through to be reborn.
There's more though. Right now is Moondark. Look out there tonight and see if you can see mama Moon? She's all but gone. Life as we know it is shifting. It never stays the same, of course, but in about eight hours time (at 0348am British Summer time) that Cancer Moon is about to appear to be in alignment with the Cancer Sun, making a solar eclipse, one that for some with charts keyed very personally in to around 19-22 degrees of Cancer, will be marking a major milestone.
Women are especially prominent, as planet Venus is making a grand trine with Saturn and Uranus just now. Off with the old and on with the new is such a theme, as is breaking away from old paths. Is it time to write your own story?
Watch for news around prominent women, and trust in your intuition about what to stay the course with, what to shed.
Today's Moondark is/has been good for shedding the clutter, for getting things cleared, tidied, fixing things up. There's an air of expectancy around, so if you've run the gamut of emotions and thoughts have been racing around all you need to do, should do, might not be able to do, are crazy to do, then no wonder, but today is about quietly tending what needs to be cleared away to make space for wings to fly. The cosmic message is that wings are nearly ready to fly but if in the meantime you need a little more time, as you very well might, to be ready for take off, so be it. That's exactly where you should be.
The solar eclipse is about sweeping the past away, making room for the next chapter. Endings and beginnings interlink. One brings the other. For some this will be amazing, for others, it's daunting, but those wings can and will fly.
This Friday 13th July 2018 brings a solar eclipse in Cancer, sign of roots and family and home. Maybe we're bring tugged "home", tugged to our roots, or to where we feel safe, perhaps as in the womb.
What do you need to shed in order to feel freer, happier, more "at home" with yourself? Feel free to follow me on Facebook and comment, share your thoughts.
There's a strange brew of agitation in the air..two transient but ongoing astrological T squares happening. Moon right now in bold, pioneering Aries is a trigger, stirring the sort of energy that is pushing us to let go of a caterpillar phase and trusting the process taking us albeit precariously to butterfly . Letting go, surrendering to a process that feels like everything goes dark, before it can be light, maybe in a whole new chapter or with a new awareness of what we have to accept/shift our perspective on. In one week, there will come a solar eclipse in Cancer, sign of the past, the roots, family, nurturing, home, the womb, motherhood and that's marking a milestone for many of us. Mercury is triggering overactive minds just now, and sharpness of words or fierceness of wills. We're all "right" in our own way, but being active, keeping the body moving rather than the mind angry or fretting could be healthy. Find your own best way to working off inner tensions, but understand that they are pointing you to a fresh chapter that naturally might have you wary and a wee bit defensive It's ♋ Cancer time, with a self seeking Aries Moon jarring in the middle of a building opposition between the Sun and Pluto and a proud Leo Mercury traveling opposite Mars (exact yesterday), which doesn't make for easy minds, yet there's also a beautiful grand trine of Sun, Jupiter and Neptune that's in effect, which encourages us to lift ourselves into our higher ,to switch off from overthinking what we can't do much to alter at present and simply go with that bigger process for now.
Wednesday 27th June 2018
Have you been noticing the beauty of the swelling Moon lighting up the sky and building towards her exact opposition with those glorious sunsets over the last couple of days?
Tomorrow's full Moon will come in Capricorn and will happen at 05:53hrs..and restrictive, security conscious Saturn is opposing the protective, nurturing Cancer Sun right now, so you may already be feeling a requirement to toe the line, feeling like jumping the fence because the Moon is currently in freedom loving Sagittarius, entering Capricorn at 16:52hrs, after which it feels more natural to be structured, organised. That Sun/Saturn opposition keyed into the swelling Moon is about tightening things up at the top, so government and businesses are in focus.
If you look to the Moon later tonight, you might see planet Saturn, aligning exactly into the wee small hours, bright and beautiful.
This is very much a "Take care of who and what takes care of you" time. There will be a stronger sense of knowing where we stand after Thursday's full Moon, stirring many of us to get active with plans to improve life on various levels too. Hope you're all enjoying the lovely weather! 💗
Tuesday 26th June 2018 Fast action (and irritation planet) Mars is at a standstill in Aquarius (sign of technology..watch for glitches or frustrations there over the next few days), aligned with constructive, security conscious (and yes, frustration) planet Saturn. Those two can help if we just go step by step and don't expect overly speedy solutions. Head down and quietly persevere is their theme, which could make for a very productive day, but Moon us in Sagittarius, filling heads with alternative, freer floating ideas. So folk might feel a mix of being tethered versus wanting to take off today.. staying the course might feel best, with a little time out to dream!
Friday 22nd June 2018 Moon is visiting Scorpio from 20:11hrs BST this Friday until 05:29hrs BST. This is the sign of extremes, of highs and lows and is associated with people being at their most amazing and resourceful and at their moody worst..some of us will soar like eagles while a few may be smouldering at times.
Scorpio is associated also with consequences, and it's important that people think through the potential outcome of their actions. If there's a crisis, there will for sure be heroes around, when there's a Scorpio Moon. Women are especially stirred by this Moon.
Sun sextiles Uranus by Saturday morning, so many a bright idea will take shape, with family and possibly travel in focus. There may be a phase over Saturday where there's a bit of push and tug and where it's hard for folk to fully read and understand each other. That's when Mercury opposes Pluto, which can bring decisions about what needs to be over and done with or else what requires us to dive deep, very, very gently in some instances, to reach a point of understanding. Think of the gentle touch of a bomb disposal expert, nothing rushed or jarred.
A sensitive discussion might be take place more readily when in a place of serenity. This is a weekend when ancient "male/female" issues are stirred too. The good news is that spirits are lifted in the evenings by the presence of Jupiter close by the Moon and aligning with Venus, who can encourage excess when she gets with Jupiter,so watch for some mad extravagant ideas surfacing!
By midweek, Saturn the practicality, security conscious planet is tutting away, keeping us all in line, one way or another! Then with Thursday's Saturn ruled Moon swelling full in Capricorn, the take care of business sign, we'll have our feet tugged towards planet Earth! For some there will be the realisation of a long made plan coming to fruition rather nicely, too. By next weekend, Mercury is buzzing away and there'll be a lot to talk about!
Friday 15th June 2018 We just had a new Gemini Moon on Wednesday night, one that had an agitation aspect around it, so it may be that new beginnings/ plans have had distractions around them, and with relationship planet Venus jarring with unpredictable Uranus this week, which means that women and money and relationships are all being in some way reset, jarred, unsettled.
There's a bigger aspect forming just now too, between Uranus and Neptune and this can make us all feel a bit off key, out of kilter. In a nutshell, it's about running away from what needs to change or else waking up to what's vulnerable and perhaps being nudged to find new ways to express compassion.
Uranus is the planet of the higher mind, and is associated with mental health, which is very much in focus just now, and with Mars occupying a karmic point, perhaps it's time for us to stop and take stock of what we are truly striving to achieve.
Social media has become source of mental stress for many. It's where we go and find everyone having a ball when we're sat at home wondering if we are failing, and it's where we go to be suitably impressed by the flashy pictures of designer this and that, labels displayed as proof of the owner's value. Our value is not what we have, says Uranus in Taurus, and in this aspect with Neptune, comes a reminder that our value is in who we are, how we share what we are, what we have. Spiritual bankruptcy can be quite toxic. Fresh air and movement and warm chat is far better for us, chirps the Gemini Sun.. Maybe we should try and get some of that over the weekend. Saturday afternoon/evening is great for chat and for shared warmth.
Good news flies in on Tuesday, while Thursday marks the Solstice, when the Sun comes to Cancer and babies born from 11:07am are wee crabs! Thursday morning could bring sighs of relief for some and also a touch of wanderlust. Travel businesses could do well!
Wednesday 6th June 2018 Neptune is squaring Mercury and the Sun just now, which can mean there's weariness and a great longing to escape from it all, lowered vitality perhaps, but also great vision and dreaminess.
Neptune masquerades as the cosmic conman, too, so be wary of amazing, too good to be true options. Scrape beneath the surface.
Compassion is easily stirred at this time by what we read and hear, too, so there could be a lot of wishing and hoping for others, and although I belong to no church, I believe so much in the power of the collective when thoughts (prayers) are directed towards those who need healing, soothing, comfort, so never doubt the power of your own kind thoughts. 💗
Friday 1st June 2018.. Finally, a chance to update this section of the website, which has been acting up a bit of late. My own chart has some tricky techno aspects just now !
June is beginning on the heels of a truth seeking full Moon which, with Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, in Scorpio and forming a rather sensitive, escapist grand trine in the heavens, has many of us feeling the itch and the need to transcend all of the trivial chitchat and make time and space to focus on the wider world, perhaps thinking more about adventures and travel, but also of giving your energy, whether it's practical or emotional, to those who mean most as a matter of priority and also as a way of freeing more space for your own dreams and needs. Venus recently arrived in Cancer focuses on family ties, and there's warmth this Friday as Venus and then the Moon align with Jupiter in an aspect that draws loved ones close. With Moon in Capricorn, it's a good day to take care of family and of business, too. Caretaking. Venus aligns tomorrow with Neptune, in a sacrificial, compassionate aspect, and again caretaking is a theme. Being a good listener will matter. Some folk around us will need to talk, or be hard to fathom because they aren't so chatty. Choose your questions carefully, and gentle caring helps folk to open up. Mars is aligning with the Aquarius Moon on Sunday morning ( in evidence till midday), which is a spur to action, and to tackle humanitarian issues and to stand up to be counted for others, but it can also bring stubborn impatience and standoffs, along with some passion sparks for some. Public areas could be in the news.
As Sunday afternoon unfolds, there's a lot to be said for getting organised and planning things carefully, and a discussion happening on Sunday evening could be productive and uplifting. There's a lot to be said for doing things in steps and stages.
Monday 14th May 2018. I've been away checking out the birthplace of Galileo, and doing a lot of thinking about how amazing Aquarians are, even if they are a wee bit eccentric or cranky at times. Like Galileo, they are usually born way ahead of their time..hence the idea that maybe they are eccentric or "difficult". It's often because they are misunderstood, they can see further ahead, they question the status quo, they dare to think outside of the old parameters.
So here we go with the Aquarian ruler planet sign shifting, and Mars coming to fire Aquarius energy up. Get ready for some stubborn trailblazing! A massive cosmic shift is happening. Right now, we are in Moondark, (due to a new Taurus Moon at 12:48pm tomorrow) just as radical, innovative, shake it up planet Uranus (ruler of Aquarius) is about to make his sign change to Taurus also tomorrow at 16:16hrs... can you feel it? Have you felt that electricity/impatience/rebel mood coursing through you since yesterday? Uranus has been connecting with Mercury, and with the Moon and by Wednesday, sparks are made with Mars who'll be entering Aquarius. It's an unsettling energy, rather like an earthquake within, and it'll be creating great excitement for some, but that sense of being on the edge of a parachute jump for others..How are you feeling this, folks?
Friday 27th April 2018 Moon is currently in Libra, bright as can be, making some real "get this sorted" aspects with Mars and Pluto, then swelling to her Scorpio fullness come Monday and she's got Jupiter magnificently close, alongside, marking times of celebration and liberation, in some cases, rather unexpectedly, seeing as Uranus is also in this picture. Matters that looked impossible to resolved or to situations that looked incredibly unsettled could just quietly settle down. It's a strange time, with a lot of intensity around some of us, yet energies that can be driven into fabulous transformations and excellent efforts to improve life from the roots up.
Resources will be in the spotlight, ad of course mother Earth and plastics is a big bigs issue, interestingly as the Uranus return is happening (once every 84yrs approximately) of the introduction of plastics. Now is the time literally of "further revolution", and a very important chapter in global history is being written.
Scientific minds are wonderful, and they will find the way forward for our beautiful planet. One of the things we must do is agree to do what's best and right for each other and for our home planet of course!!
Scorpio full Moon time is often the tide turner after a number of significant exits and then entrances. This applies all over the place, on many levels.
Expect much to start blossomming .. again, on many levels.
Have a great week, and thankyou for visiting. :-)
FRIDAY 20th April 2018 04:13hrs BST The Taurus Sun is here, so babies born from this time are cuddly wee Taureans. Steadfast and usually very tolerant, so long as life is comfortable and there's plenty of time to smell the roses, but capable of great strength and fire when roused. Taurus dislikes too many changes, or at least changes that are imposed. Ask a Taurus to rush - they're not best pleased unless it was their idea! They make glorious friends and usually very reliable workers. Check the signs of the longest serving employees, actors in a series etc. Taurus sees it through. One of my favourite signs of the zodiac, probably because my mum was Taurus!
Monday 16th April 2018 Today's new Moon with Uranus is mixed up with some very powerful cosmic rays, with Uranus and the Sun in close conjunction till midweek, and meanwhile Chiron enters Aries this Tuesday 17th April 2018, for the first time since 31st January 1969, there to stay for about nine years
Chiron is known as the maverick planet. It's a time to think outside of confined spaces.. to get fresh air about us to do some serious thinking about what we truly need and want to do that's fresh and different.
Uranus says there have to be changes. Truth is that we need to change our routines if we want life to change..it's in our power. Maybe not to cosmic order an exact detailed wish, but it's in our power to make the little changes that open the door to bigger ones.
Aries is the sign of the pioneer.. we're all being stirred a little to be pioneers right now, in our own ways. Chiron is also associated with health and healing. New regimes and routines might come into play.
He's connected to the skills we use in daily life and he's also on a deeper level associated with the scars we bring into adulthood, which might be creating self defeating spirals now and then in our lives, as unhealed ancient pain. He's not the cause nor are any of the planets the "cause" of situations any more than an X ray that reveals a fractured bone is its cause, but these cosmic shifts, like X-rays often reveal the shifts in our own lives.
So,Chiron is neither bad nor good, but his entrance into Aries will very likely correspond with a lot of people shifting paths, perhaps to be truer to themselves. And that's going to feel unsettling right now, this week especially, given that Uranus is aligning with both today's new Moon and with the Sun exactly by Wednesday. So whether you are all out of sorts, or energised and raring to go, all of that is understandable. Uranus can be a status changer, brings splits and soul mates into our lives, and unusual encounters that we look back on and say "that changed my outlook".
Wednesday 12th April 2018 There's some deep cosmic energies afoot right now, with today's square between the Aries (Spring) Sun and the Capricorn (Winter).Pluto. Having to accept that for Spring to follow Winter, we have to clear out the debris, de-clutter, make space for fresh chapters to blossom and grow.
Pluto is associated with the death of situations, but also very much with rebirth, as depicted by the mythological Phoenix, reborn from the ashes. Sometimes we have to go through rings of fire to reach a goal, or to travel through unfamiliar, even scary territory to mature, to be transformed into who we need to be for the next stage of our life journey.
At the moment, relationships are easily stirred by the fight against any threat to independence or individuality. Over this next week or so,some might be feeling stifled, needing to break free, and some may be set free at last, yet this can take many shapes.
Power trips around relationships of all sorts can feel intense, and it's important to listen well right now, to what's really being said, and to think long-term if you can. Mercury is still retrograde, so expect more to come to light over the next week that could awaken you increasingly to your own best path forward.
Monday 9th April 2018 Mercury is well into retrogradation now and is extremely slow moving over this final week of his three week retrograde phase. As those who call my horoscope lines, (where I go into detail about such matters) will know, it'll be a week where heels feel like they are dragging at times - not necessarily yours. Mercury is associated with information and communications and with the little fasteners and connectors that make things move along. Also with youngsters and with students. Expect plans to shift and change. Watch for systems glitches and hitches and expect to have to take a step back here and there to see the bigger picture in the midst of complications or schedule changes. This afternoon's lunar tide, currently in Aquarius the sign associated with the higher mind, with innovation and ingenuity, with the ability to see further ahead, is favourable for changes that could benefit, and for reconnecting with people, and for coming up with new solutions to ongoing issues.From an irksome or unsettling situation may come a blessing, or at least a better outlook.Footnote: Mercury goes forward on 15th which is next Sunday of course, but there's a Moondark phase then, and a new Moon on 16th, and I would suggest Tuesday shows more signs of the forward move, although Mercury stays "in shadow" till the start of May, which means some plans won't be fully up to speed till then, but at least he's going in the "right" direction, tho his retro often allows us time, breathing space..to have a rethink or revise which can be helpful in retrospect!
Wednesday 4th April 2018. Hello all, from a crazy chilly, snowy west of Scotland at Easter, which has been known to be hot and fabulous, but not this year!
Moon is in freedom loving Sagittarius today, but Mercury is in a boxed in aspect with Mars and Saturn who are currently aligned.
Your head might be bursting at times as you try to work some things out while feeling hemmed in.Mercury is retrograde, so if you can use your own quiet initiative and stick within rules, guidelines, maybe even chat with folk who have trodden the same path as you, that could help. But everything is slowed just now, including responses and mind speeds.. so not a time for fancy manoeuvres, more a time for small steps in tried and trusted routes, which is why it might be a headachey day as that Sagittarian Moon wants us to fly and to rise higher.
Find little ways to feel free..like granting yourself a couple of hours off to do what you want .. even those mundane chores and tasks could prove therapeutic as instead of railing about what you can't do, you do what you can and look back and see you've actually done well and cleared a different task load. But be kind to yourself too, okay? :-)
Thanks to a quirky, pressure aspect around social and love ties, followed by a challenging square from Saturn to the Sun, today (Thursday 29th March) shows some lively encounters but also some cranky or obstructive moments. Closure may be discussed in some quarters.
Today's analytical Virgo Moon says tend the details step by step, and Saturn won't allow us to hurry what needs time, so if you are trying to be everywhere at once, you might get headachey.
Try to still your mind and tend the task list, one thing at a time, rather than mind-leaping and feeling stressed. You've got this..
Mercury is ongoing in his retrograde phase (till April 15th), which means that new plans can take longer to happen,and arrangements are often rejigged, delayed, brought forward, postponed, and wires can get crossed, so it's good to double check details and read the small print, but it can be great to make use of a delay with some catch-ups.
Mercury's retrograde also often brings awaited answers connected to the period before his retrograde began (23rd March).
Moon will swell full this Saturday in her Blue Moon mode, which isn't blue of course, it's a term for the second full Moon in a calendar month. She'll be in sociable Libra, full at lunchtime, emphasising the contrasts between folk just now, and reminding us that every tide has to turn, that getting a good balance is essential, too.
It could be a chatty, busy weekend, but there may be tugs, thanks to that retro Mercury, between what you want to be doing and what those around you want. Libra Moon likes us to compromise a little where we can though 💗. Take care and remember "every tide has to turn" 💗
Hello all.. here's a Cosmic Update for you.
Communications planet and winged messenger of the gods, also know as messenger between mind and body planet Mercury will be retrograde from tomorrow, Friday 23rd March 00:19hrs GMT until Sunday 15th at 10:21hrs BST.
When Mercury is in retrograde motion, it seems as if it's moving backwards in relation to planet Earth, but it's our planet that's speeded up temporarily in our non circular but instead elliptical orbit around the Sun.
This happens three times a year, and during these phases it's NOT the time to attribute BLAME to the planet.. it's just reflecting what's afoot.
And at such times, we can be moving faster or trying to move things along faster than maybe we should, so details get overlooked and we trip ourselves up.
Information can be inaccurate, so double check the details. Agreements may be made that get re-made as details come to light and change the picture.
So get the details tied up if you can today, and be prepared for some rescheduling and rejigging of plans over the coming three weeks.
On the plus side, expect some problems that looked to have no obvious solutions to take on some surprising new slants and bright minds will find answers now. There will be re-connections made and for many, delays will offer opportunities for some catching up.
Genuine Astrology isn't about making people fearful or apprehensive. It's simply giving a wee heads up about what the energies are reflecting for us.
So this next three weeks may bring delays now and then or you may have to revisit old ground, but it is also a time for revising, reviewing and looking out for previously overlooked solutions and brainwaves!
Thursday 8th March 2018 I've been a bit slow with my updates this last wee while, not for any big reason, but like has happened with lots of folk the lurgy aka a fluey virus grabbed and kept me out of mischief for a few weeks. Hopefully that's ebbing away now, but with transitting Neptune over my Pisces Mercury, I have been like the Dormouse in Alice in Wonderland. Actually I've been like that wee rodent for most of my life, but Neptune has accentuated that of late as his influence is to dissolve boundaries, including those of the immune system. Naughty Neptune! But his influence also heightens intuition and softens the lens ..and stirs the imagination, so it's been an inspiring time too!
Currently, we have a stationary Jupiter. There may be a theme of looking again or looking differently at options, whether that's in career, education, with officialdom, with travel plans that have been on a to do list, perhaps. Jupiter is linked to the law and in Scorpio is all about resources and about the whiole life and death, birth and rebirth cycle, about sexuality, too, so no surprise that with Saturn having joined Pluto in Capricorn, there's a serious clamp down on misdemeanours. Scorpio and Capricorn are feminine signs, too, so this is a lot to do with the role of women in society. It's also about global resources and energies, and Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn are suggesting it's time for big shifts and transformations around those in power generally. One one level, this is about accountability. On another, a more serious issue of population control is underlying, and government control/religious control very much implicated as undergoing shifts of focus.
Our planet is struggling. Resources need to be better managed and respected. Our seas and rainforests need to be nurtured, not destroyed. This will impact all of us. The urgent requirement for recycling and restriction of plastics is being given more airspace.
Youthful voices are rising, and it is to the shame of those of us who have become entrenched in the assumption that life can stay the same no matter what, that because something was done in a certain way in the past that it is somehow written in stone that it should continue.
2018 is a transition year as I've mentioned several times. Time for us to own our own patch of ground and make it as good as it can be, not fret about who is pretending to have a perfect life on social media and wate time scrolling anxiously for self validation. Here and now is the message. Live well, be kind, here and now. Make your own blessings work for you. Be mindful of your planet.
This week's aspects favour those engaged on making their own new chapters and on positive transformations. The weekend 10/11th has some fiery and some frustrating moments, some "no way" moments, and some schedule blockages, maybe some actual blockages. Minds may feel a bit dull at times, although that all perks up around 11am GMT on Sunday 11th, when the words "mojo returns" could fit for many!
It's a shrinking Moon week. Get those tasks out of the way and dates sorted out. Mercury will be slowing and then on 23rd, turning retrograde until 15th April, so tie up loose ends where you can.
More next time, and thanks for stopping by to have a read! Stay well and have a good week!
Moon is swelling to her first March fullness come Friday 2nd March, in Virgo A further "Blue" Moon follows on 31st, in Libra. Two full Moons in a calendar month, same as in January, but not the same in terms of what they might mean for you.
The coming week focuses increasing light around services or lack of. Over matters linked to transport and to education and to the civil services.
Jupiter in Scorpio right now brings extremes that make it impossible for us to ignore, either the opportunities or the blasting away of what's now no longer there. Scorpio reminds us that in the brightest of lights there is also darkness. That life and birth also bring endings and death. the whole circle of life is apparent, and at this time of year there's a hopefulness in the possibilities of what can emerge, thanks to what ended, although it's often a fragile hope, just as spring bulbs push through earth that's been warmed by an unseasonable warmth, then comes the big freeze and snow, before the true spring season gets fully underway, yet those brave early bulbs so often persevere and thrive. What emerges now is a picture of how things can be, the first signs of new life. The world is getting ready for some major shifts..it's a year of transition and even the tiniest of efforts, when linked to those of others, can make such a difference. It's a time to listen to our young, to really listen.
This coming week will bring some special moments of connection, of unity and warmth. Love is never far from the picture this week, as compassionate Venus in Pisces will prove.
Sunday 18th February 2018 at 17:18hrs.. Sun comes to Pisces. babies born from then are born under the sign of the two fishes, bound together, mythology has it from when they were but two woodland nymphs strolling along the banks of the river Euphrates, suddenly hearing of the approach of the scary giant Cyclops.. rather than face him, they held hands and jumped into the river, transforming themselves into fishes as they did.
Pisceans.. sometimes do you shape yourself into something that's long term not so great for you for fear of the challenge of being bolder..? Just a thought..
Happy Chinese New Year!.. welcoming in the year of the Dog, a sign noted among many other traits, for tenacity and fidelity and for nitpicking over the fine details, too. Dog years include 1934, 1946,1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006.. Check out http://www.suzannewhite.com/ for much more on your Chinese sign, and on the mix of western and Chinese astrology too.
The, just happened solar eclipse in Aquarius is about the importance of unity, and about friendship. A classic symbol seems to be found in the Winter Olympics, where North and South Korea unite under "Korea" to participate in the bigger community and to me this theme is so symbolic of the Dog year arriving too. Putting aside the petty stuff, the differences that divide us, to focus on what unites us. Worth a thought, maybe.
It could be that a lot of people will find that around midweek, comes a turning point, one that brings an intake and exhalation of relief or even pleasure. as reminders arrive about who and what truly supports and sustains us at root level, and about the importance of sharing and helping our fellow man, just where we each feel we can. The only competition you should be in is with yourself, to just be the YOU you truly aspire to be. Do your best. It's enough.
Aquarius is about individuality, and reminds us that we can each be a humanitarian in our own unique way. Don't guilt trip over what you are not. Don't compare yourself with what you perceive others to be. Be who you are. Be proud of who you are, of the you who reaches in to be your best YOU.
As the eclipse approaches, there's often a sense of trepidation/weariness, maybe even of temptation to give up on something that seems outwith our grasp. And that's when we are most tested, when secret self doubts and feelings of vulnerability can scrape our self esteem raw, or render us mroe physically low. But it will pass. Technology can be tricky around an eclipse, especially in Aquarius, associated with such matters, so back up the computer and also look out for unsual re-appearances of what you thought was lost, such as information or gadgetry. Be ready, too, this Thursday afternoon/evening for bright moments of awakening, realisations and insights that prove helpful , enriching and worthwhile. Eclipses can close old doors, but they are the portals, too, the signal for fresh chapters to begin. Hope your week is kind, and that what you are beginning as your own fresh chapter, feels just right. Sending love and soothing where it's needed.
There's lots more to hear on my recorded horoscope lines for your year, month or week ahead..click on your starsign under the horoscope tab for the numbers and costs (65p per minute UK) with full details are on that homepage too.
Friday 2nd February 2018 That lunar eclipse on Wednesday (13:27 GMT) stirred many emotions for a lot of people, and agitated situations, in some cases to bring solutions to problems which have been ongoing for months, maybe years. In others, maybe to brigns awareness of what needed to be let go of, accepted perhaps, and for some, probably especially the Leos, self awareness moments that have been uneasy.
This is a waning Moonphase now, so if you're a bit weary, make allowances and try not to drive yourself too hard. Mental stimulation is strong at times, so it's easy to feel you need to get a move on with plans and yet there is a real benefit from thorough research and planning. Jupiter hypes things up in energising aspect first to Venus and then the Sun. Proposals could come out of the blue for some. Excitement will stir where least expected. Look for surprise news too of changes in the lives of prominent women. Midweek has a sense of the wheel of fortune turning for some, releasing and renewing. Friday has a bit of a grump going on until teatime, probably well justified, but still , try to make allowances..
Hope your week is kind. Sending love out there where it's needed :-)
Tuesday 30th January 2018 Feeling emotional? Hyped up? Maybe about a relationship or about rubbed raw "old stuff"? The eclipsed full Moon is exact tomorrow, Wednesday, here in UK , in the sign of Leo by 13:27hrs GMT. Love ties are prominent.. Planet Venus is involved in a karmic link, again emphasising relationships, friendships, love ties, business ties, team ties. Eclipses are landmarks. You may be feeling acutely aware of time's way of altering our personal roles, altering our place in the world. A couple of years ago you may have made a choice or had a moment of truth that connects to this point. There are many takes from fellow professionals on this eclipse, and I'd like to add a personal thought which is that we are being reminded that whatever stage we are at in this life, we should never forget that we matter too, as individuals. Leo Moon says shine and be proud of you. Emotions ease as Moon completes this Wednesday, so if today, you're unsettled, it's not surprising, given that tugging lunar tide. Lotsalove :-)
The full Moon on January 31st, described as a Blue Moon and a Blood Moon..the Blood Moon refers to the colour created by the atmosphere. This eclipse does not show herself to us in the UK, ( but there's one in late July that will) but she's nevertheless a significant full Moon and as January 2nd also brought a full Moon, making two in a calendar month, which means she's a Blue Moon, in 11degrees37 minutes of Leo, so this will especially touch the Leos and Aquarians and those who have birthdays around 29th-2nd of the month or to get more technical any personal planets and angles at that 11-12th degree..
Full Moons are release and closure points, bringing matters to a peak and turning the tides.
Donald the US chappie whose surname escapes me (😉) has Leo rising at a later degree, but it could bring revelations for him. Also, this is a peak time for Royal announcements..a peak year of transition, as I said in the 2018 forecasts, given that Leo is the regal sign, and other planetary pointers that are at work in our monarch's personal chart.
A full Moon that's eclipsed can mark new generations coming in, relationships shifting, roles altering. And yes, it is true that Blood Moons are associated with aggression. Action (and warrior) planet Mars will be in Sagittarius from 26th for some weeks, which can agitate matters international.
Sagittarius is important in the USA chart, in Spain's and in Australia's, so the combination of Mars and this lunar eclipse adds heat..fuel to any ongoing fires, but what peaks could then be followed by some intelligent dialogue.( I have also talked about this eclipse on my recorded horoscope lines in terms of how they might manifest in our lives.)Thanks to all who asked me about it, for your interest!
SUNDAY 21st January 2018 Aquarius time is here! Time for innovations and for taking the long view. There is often an inclination to get rishing into the new year with plans you feel you ought to be making, but actually, the better you plan, the more you'll benefit, and if you are in some way impeded from doing certain things just now, well maybe the cosmos wants you to really think about your best way forward. Try not to stress about what's "not" and focus on what "is". Lovely Venus warms ties that demand little of each other, not she's arrived in Aquarius, which she did on Thursday, just before the Sun made yesterday's 03:09am ingress to Aquarius. This weekend has an escapist Pisces Moon, so go gently and be kind..look after yourself and be understanding of anyone who might need a little TLC. For many, Wednesday heralds a turning point, with some awaited news by Thursday, courtesy of a positive alignment of Mercury with Jupiter. Have a good week, and speak soon!
Tuesday 16th January 2018 January's New Moon is TOMORROW here in UK at 02:17am. at 26 degrees and 54 minutes of the sign of Capricorn. This means the Sun and Moon are united, focussing on the same goal, which is about security, structure and building something new, or else taking a new approach to thsoe areas. Capricorn is very much about achieving a level of security that allows you to feel safe. This sign of the zodiac is known for caution and reserve, not for throwing cash around or wasting what can be recycled. Our Queen has Capricorn rising, as does Prince Harry. It's Kate Middleton's star sign, too. Capricorn is about creating a dynasty, too, a family business, perhaps. This sign knows the value of bonding together and being united as a clan. So family is important to Capricorn, although they don't tend to go in for too many public demonstrations of affection.
Your new Moon prospects have been explained in my month ahead recordings which are on my website. but essentially, here is a fresh opportunity to bond together to make things work well for you and yours, and here is a reminder that unity is strength. Capricorn is also about "Taking Care of Business", so pour your efforts into getting things in order now, and you'll feel the benefit later. Lotsalove from Auntie Stars X
21st December 2018 Winter Solstice brings the Capricorn Sun, and this year Saturn, the Capricorn ruler has just arrived yesterday, waiting for you to take command.. Saturn is not exactly a sweetie-pie, but he often brings shelter, rewards diligence and industry, and reminds us that even when we hit brick walls there's a lesson there.. Some will take the bricks apart and build something new. Some will realise that perhaps that's not the best route to go and find a better one.
Experts and professionals can be amazingly wise/helpful. It's a get sorted, get organised day/ time.
Authorities won't let us away with rule bending, but careful analysis of rules and wording can bring many a solution at this time. Communications planet Mercury is retrograde till Saturday and slow moving then until January. Some arrangements for Christmas are probably not even made yet, uncharacteristically. Details yet to mull over and too many other things on the agenda to even think about that festive stuff for some. Yet maybe we could all do with less of that hype and pressure. maybe we could do with toning things down to focus more on who and what actually matters? We are being taught patience, and we are also being nudged to look again, look closely and try not to rush into what we might benefit from being more thorough with. I hope you have a gentle time. Lotsalove all. X
Massive cosmic shifts are around us, in what will be quite a year of transition and transformation. Capricorns already have Pluto stripping things back to basics these last nine years or so, bringing turmoil and truth and sometimes treasures, too. Now Comes Saturn this December 20th until 2020, joining Pluto. These two are the buiolding team who combine to bring the demolition squad then the building, revamping processs. Saturn is taking charge in Capricorn. Revolutionary energies are going to be more effective when we play from within the rule book.
I will write more, but for now, am about to have some time off after a very hectic phase. Sending you my warmest wishes always :-)
Tuesday 19th December 2018 A good day for getting things which are already in the pipeline, done, agreed, ready for what's changing over in the not too distant future. Taking time to plan carefully, analyse, assess and even to get professional or official approval or advice this week could lead to a smoother transition come early January when (Mercury will have sped up out of his retrograde and shadow phase) life gets busy for everyone, and when there are such power loaded aspects propelling us into our new chapters, so being well organised/informed now, helps a lot.
Tuesday 12th December 2017 Today's a good day to set out your stall, make your plan and work through it step by step, but try not to feel swamped by what you feel others are expecting of you, or caught up in the as a fellow astrologer recently put it "compare and despair" mood that might hover around 3pm when you could do with a reminder that we are as the song goes..only human. Minds are going into overdrive trying to forward think and plan just now, but this evening will be sweeter than you expect..
Sunday 10th December 2017 Moon is in Virgo, analysing, perfection questing, wantng things to be done just right. Mars has arrived in Scorpio as of yesterday, Saturday 9th, joining expansive Jupiter. There's an intense desire to be so thorough and to dig till the truth or the detail is understood. Look out for closure, brainwaves and some sweet moments this week when we pull the stops out for each other and do our best. Contrasts are so obvious just now. Giving feels good.
Sunday 3rd December 2017.. Full Moon this afternoon in Germini! Jupiter is smiling at Neptune, stirring escapism, creativity. Movie, duvet..put the festive decs up urges. Mercury is stationary and will be retrograde till 23rd so there's a need to feel organised, but that's fighting against a dreamy tide. Words matter today. Make yours thoughtful. Some are truth seeking, wanting to put the record straight, but think a few beats ahead as to how truth might impact. See the bigger picture. Sometimes triumph can shoot the foot, while a loss can turn into a gain. Check what's in the box before you part with cash, too. Jupiter and Neptune stir compassion and kindnesses.. Little things mean a lot.
Saturday 2nd December 2017
Moon is in Taurus all day, which is a nice one for finding comfort and ease and for lively, fun times too, especially around lunchtime. Moon then finds Gemini at 21:21hrs this Saturday night and we have sight of tomorrow's full Moon .
Full Moon can hype us all up, brings emotions to a peak, and closure to negotiations, too, although internationally, there may be something apparently closed or agreed that's not at all.
Moon at her roundest can also be fabulous for getting together with people and being sociable, but tomorrow is one of those weary days no matter whether you are partying or not, so make time to recharge the batteries. Duvet and movie? Energies are not as high, so go at your own best pace.
Gemini's full Moon wants us to chat, so the jungle drums will be busier for some, or there may be wishes that folk would be in touch.
The full Moon is tomorrow, Sunday, at 15:47hrs GMT with Jupiter and Neptune making an emotional, compassionate, whimsical, sentimental alignment, and the Sun in aspect too, so there's a whole lot of emotion stirring, and it might be one of those days when the weather reminds us of the season, too. Many could be emotionally stirred to make plans they haven't thought through, so go easy Tigers!
Mercury is at a standstill, about to retrograde till 23rd. This period can bring complexity around communications, delays and rescheduling. People seem to be saying things without saying things, an air of uncertainty about what's really going on, or maybe even subterfuge of the sweeter sort as folk plan surprises and shroud them in mystery
One wee bit of advice, especially around this full Moon, if you are unsettled, which many are, even though others may be high on the happy side( Gemini is double edged remember) is to please listen to your own thought patterns.. suss out where any niggles might actually be stemming from. Just take a wee bit of time out if you can to think about what's really at the root of any stirring anxieties, and think before you speak, to get the tone right so that the actual outcome is smoother than fleeting satisfaction that might come from blurting things out. Deep breaths and count to ten. And know that you are not alone. Remember how far you've come. And that you were made from love :-)
Friday 1st December 2018 Mars is opposite Uranus, and the Moon is swelling to her Sunday fullness, so a lot of things are suddenly happening, coming together fast, and given that Mercury turns retrograde from Sunday till 23rd, it might be a good idea to make today and tomorrow as productive as possible. Sunday could be good for doing dreamy, maybe festive things, or taking a breather after a hectic time. Watch that favourite movie? Visit a festive event? A swelling Moon tugs us to compete projects, perhaps with a view to then being free to be a different kind of busy, over the next week, possibly turning back to what's been piling up needing attention? Today is a glorious day here at the coast, hope the sunshine will find you and help you to feel good and focused where you need to. I'm working on 2018 horoscopes, so I'm off to focus! Lotsalove :-)
Thursday 30th November 2017 Watch for impatience and hastiness that eats more time than it saves today! Also for heachachey times.. Mars and Uranus make us feel the pressure of the expectations of others, and of ourselves, to do everything yesterday. Just breathe.. deep breath, count to ten, get some fresh air if you can and prioritise !
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 The Sun arrived this morning in Sagittarius at 03:05hrs GMT (Babies born from then are little Centaurs!) ..and it's a positive fire sign, so hopefully you can feel at least a bit of the "lift" that usually comes at this time. Sagittarius is about going large, expanding, exploring and daring to be more than we are, to make more of what we have, to have a go. And this is a month long phase, and the lift will become more apparent but today, the Moon is in serious Capricorn, aligning with "what lies beneath" planet Pluto by 7pm , a wee bit out of sorts here and there, bringing mixed moments of inspiration and huge nostalgia too.
Dreamy, escapist, inspirational and sometimes overly imaginative worrybags"" Neptune is stationary today, turning forward in its home sign of Pisces, which will stir a lot of deeper reflection too. News of the passing of quite a few musicians including David Cassidy, brings sadness to those whose youthful years were touched by certain tracks that mean something special, so Neptune has that "awww" feeling this Wednesday. On a mundane note Neptune rules oceans and water, which includes ice and snow and steam, fog and rain.so your weather may be Neptunian.
Capricorn Moon says take care of business, so get the head down and do what you must, but when you take a wee breather, make time for pausing and reflecting and for counting the blessings.
Some are making caring efforts to help others today, and you'll feel good about that.
Some will immerse themselves in festive planning, but let me tell you now, this festive season will have a "small is beautiful" vibe, so don't get stressed about keeping up with anyone else. Sometimes the person who dares to step off of that hamster wheel brings a sigh of relief to others.
The Moon is a bit serious in Capricorn, closing in on Pluto's position this evening, which can make us fearful about doors closing, but this same energy can be channelled well in renovations and via all sorts of transformational activities.
Constructive creativity is a theme, too.
Hope your day is kind. Lotsalove from Auntie Stars X
Friday 17th November 2017 Here comes the new Scorpio Moon, which could bring a fresh wave of common sense around those situations that need to be better managed and scrutinised. Resources are very much in focus with Scorpio, and with Jupiter's current journey across that sign, there is so much happening around all of those themes of sex and death and birth and rebirth and energy exchanges of all sorts, the il and gas industries, and global financial matters that feel very intense, too. Whereever there is a sense of danger, of threat to survival, situations highlighted where people have been, or are being overpowered in some way, all of those issues are fired up this weekend, far more than usual.
Explosive energies are afoot with mars jarring with Pluto, but so too is the intense urge to find the solution, the common ground that'll allow nations and individuals alike to find a route back to harmony. In the limelight is the UK and Russia, Theresa May and Vladimir Putin both being stirred by this alignment.
The new Moon rays do bring the urge to find the way through the political fireworks and volcanic eruptions. Literally, there may be eruptions.
This week finds the Sagittarius Sun arriving from Wednesday at 03:05, with planet Neptune turning forward, which will encourage a lot of idealism, and possibly much game playing involving smoke and mirrors on the political stage. Look out for more Hollywood skeleton rattling.
Friday 10th November 2017 The big aspect forming exactly by this Saturday is intriguing as it involves Saturn and Uranus in a trine aspect which flows harmoniously and suggests old adversaries finding common ground, and perhaps that'll be surprising. It's an aspect that deals with clashes of nature, clashes of culture, clashes of tradition, and in mythology is about the classic father son clash that comes as a teenage boy starts to question parental authority. The harmony aspect gives us a chance to build something stronger, to build bridges of respectful appreciation of differences, whilst never claiming to be all sweetness and light. It's about making this work despite the differences. Finding a way to build bridges, albeit they may be drawbridges. Intriguing aspect that's been with us over the last year, (also in December last year and May of this year) but culminating now.
On a more personal level, Venus and Jupiter bring news of love and of resource boosts, over the coming few days too. We're heading through a shrinking Moon week, ready for the new Moon in Scorpio coming Saturday 18th, so a good time to seriously declutter and streamline, to prpare for a chapter where things can begin to feel more manageable. Ther's a fierce aspect building by 19th, between Mars and Pluto, which can also give us the strength to pull out all of the stiops to get things organised and to climb seemingly impossible mountains (metaphorically speaking of course). Tackling the issue of resouces within relationships of a business and personal nature could be a theme, but there is a good chance of achieving a better state of affairs here. Have a good week all!
Friday 3rd November 2017 Jupiter aligns with Pluto, Venus with Saturn and those who have fairness and decency in their hearts get the better deal . Moon is swelling towards her fullness this Saturday 4th at 05:32am in Taurus, first catching a Venus/Uranus opposition, so relationships are coming under the rays of change, perhaps given a shake up and sort out. Yes, Full Moons can herald the end of a bond to a person or place, too,