July 23rd 2021 The Moon swells to her fullness, exact at 03:37am this Saturday 24th July, unusual in that she's making her mark twice in the sign of Aquarius , becoming full there once more on August 22nd, when she will be aligning with Jupiter. There's a lot of Jupiterian energy about just now as he backtracks along the route he followed over the second week of May, about to reenter Aquarius on Wednesday. A lot of people are feeling the joy of "freedom" while many are paying the price. A bit like picking up someone else's bar tab whether you wanted to or not. It's a time of extremes and a point that's conjuring up impressions of the time when a very young adult is allowed to go beyond certain limits, given a chance to prove they are adult enough now, and sometimes they blow that chance and have to be reined in again.
This full Moon has a "shake it up, then get real" vibe to it. Take nothing as read and try to be wise about "limits". Mercury is busy over the weekend, so youngsters are prominent. Maybe a good time to remind them of wise "limits" too.
There may be trickiness around communications. Watch for scenarios where efforts are made try to keep it sweet and don't say "too much" could, this weekend, turn into snappy moments as Mars will get feisty over Sunday evening.
There could be answers "at last" to mysteries, too. Be smart about things you might need before you travel, things like house or car keys, debit cards, little tools that make all the difference. Before you leave a place, check the details. It could save a second journey!
The sign of Aquarius focuses on "society" and a full Moon here expands everything, so this could be a busy busy weekend for going out and about. Check travel and transport schedules so that your time is spent enjoying life, and making the most of free time.
There is a growing, (culminating Thursday) boisterous, vibrant energy around and while full Moons are glorious for get togethers and weddings and all that's good about people can come to the fore and make for a great time., it's good to also be aware that it's a hyped up phase of the month/year, when we can all go a bit "mad"!!
Wishing you a good weekend and a happy week to come. Lotsalove 💜✨💜
July 16th 2021 There's an intensity in the air just now, despite the sociable, harmony seeking Libra Moon. Venus is stirring emotions, bringing yearnings as she makes a quirky link to nostalgic Neptune, longings for the way it used to be, conjuring up imaginings of how perfect things probably are for others, which of course they are NOT. Trick photography it used to be called. Looking at the Instagrammed cropped images and snapshots of the corner of a person's life that looks good, and sharing that bit, can be fun, but oh so misleading!
Sometimes where we are right now is actually pretty fine. What we can alter to improve, great, let's do that, if we want to. What we can't change, let's not give ourselves added grief over. Life is a very very precious gift, as some of us are being sharply reminded right now, having looked down the abyss of Covid-19, having come through or currently going through challenges. Sun is in opposition with Pluto, exactly in aspect just before midnight UK time tomorrow.
This aspect often brings a flurry of events that remind us not to take people or things for granted, ( it could become clear that something needs to be renewed, repaired). It reminds us that we are tenants on planet Earth for a short time, and that at any given moment, everything can change. Catastrophic flooding in Europe is giving us that awful reminder just now, too. News headlines are full of extremes. It will gradually ease, but it's a weekend to be careful, mindful, not to overlook warnings.
If ever there were a time to be a good human being, to be caring and to be compassionate, to reach to give a wee bit of warmth and support where it could make such a difference, it's now, and yes, I know it's always now, but this weekend's vibes make that just a bit more sharply obvious. Being our best selves is always a choice.
On a less intense note, the aspects favour decluttering and simplifying life, bringing things to the surface for a sort out. Transforming the look and feel of a place. Maybe realising what's needed within a cetain key relationship, too. Perhaps also a moment of truth will arise, when long brewing decisions are made about lifestyle changes. Doors may be closing, so that wings can fly.
Wishing you a peaceful, kindly and caring weekend. Lotsalove. 💜✨💜
July 8th 2021 A new Moon shines on Saturday 10th in the sign of Cancer, which feels like a breath of fresh air for many, especially the water signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. We're just coming out of a foggy Mercury phase of retrograde and shadow, since mid May, with much having been up in the air, quite literally. From Monday 12th, it feels as though many of those limbo plans will click more successfully into place, although Mercury's emergence from retrograde and then shadow has very likely upped the pace of life for many, so there's more of a "buzz" in the air!
That new Moon of Saturday 10th is all about connecting with roots and family and with core values and also about "Home".. and all that means to you. Many will be thinking about babies, and about love. Creativity for the home and surroundings will shine this week. It's a turn things around time.
A fair element of nostalgia is likely over the coming week. Old photos, old home movies, images and songs that evoke the safer aspects of the past, could stir us that bit more. Some will be making big lifestyle shifts and perhaps significant moves, maybe over long distances. It's a favourable time for streamlining, revamping, renewing and perhaps for making lemonade from the lemons! Hope you have a good week ahead and enjoy using my website's Tarot, too! All my own work, though the technology is the work of my big boy Andrew, who looks after things for me so kindly, so quietly. He's a star. Lotsalove till next time.
June 21st 2021 Solstice greetings everyone! The Sun enters Cancer at 04:32 this morning, rising daily in that sign for a month. Midsummer . Connections with family, with roots, with memories of the past are stirred as Jupiter is stationary and then Mercury, ending his retrograde around midnight on Tuesday..a turning point. Assume nothing, look beneath the surface, watch for price changes and discoveries of what's been overlooked, omitted, hidden out of sight. Something lost could be rediscovered. Someone key to your hopes or plans could rethink their approach, maybe finally get back to you. This week could bring faster paced changes into being, delayed official processes suddenly speeding up. Hope your week is kind! Lotsalove 💜 💜✨💜
Friday 18th June 2021 Moon is in Libra till lunchtime on Sunday. Good for finding the route to harmony, but some relationships have a more serious vibe due perhaps to what's a bit up in the air initially, at least. Sunday sees Jupiter stationing, ready to backtrack after his first wee steps through Pisces, reminding you Pisceans in particular, to be hopeful and forward looking.. But Jupiter has unfinished business with Aquarius, and will by the end of July, be back there, and I would take this as an encouraging sign on many levels, especially on a scientific level. Jupiter will be back in Saturn's territory, and newer, more expert knowledge will be applied more successfully to the resolution of what's "plaguing" society. If you are an Aquarian, you may have options and opportunities you never expected between then and December.
Solstice is on Monday at 04:32hrs BST, when the Sun starts rising in Cancer, the canny, cautious, family and homeland sign of the tenacious, sideways shuffling to fact find, to gain the best perspective, sign of the Crab. Babies born from then are Cancerians!
Over this coming week, there's quite a shift in the cosmos, so be ready for some switcharounds to previously made plans. Mercury stations preparing to go direct from 23:00hrs (BST)on Tuesday 22nd, and clears his shadow in early July, (although I'm looking at July 12th with interest for progress many of us may be waiting and hoping for). Some projects and plans will be all the better organised thanks to recent rethinks and to the arrival, now, of needed facts, figures and information. Watch for announcements coming midweek about travel and transport, and amidst some rollercoaster ( swelling Moon) moments, perhaps also some news that brings smiles.
A certain level of idealism comes to a point where there's something of a reality check as the Capricorn full Moon arrives on Thursday, and under the apects of this particular lunation, some decisions will quietly be making themselves, proving that no amount of fretting, angst, conjecturing tends to change an outcome, but that with effort we can achieve a lot ourselves. News around the full Moon could serve to remind us that no man is an island., and that the more we unite to heal ..the better. On all sorts of levels, both personal and global. The message is that there's work to be done, and we have what it takes to do it wisely and well. Have a good week my friends, stay well, look out for each other and we'll get there. Lotsalove
Sunday 13th June 2021..Hey..happy Sunday all! Neptune squares the Sun today, bit dreamy and weary, so go easy if you need to, you'll soon perk up again. Also double check anything you buy or commit to. Sometimes what's in the box doesn't match the picture on the outside. Mercury is retrograde, which is also wonderful for reconnections and nostalgic trips down memory lane, though please don't go beating yourself up over history that can't be rewritten. Being your best self NOW can be your golden achievement💕. I wish you so much happiness, health and peace of mind 💗 . Your horoscopes are in Sunday Mail as ever, with love from me💗
Solar eclipse in Gemini Thursday 10th June 2021, and it's a very deep one, with planetary links to 2001/2, 2008, 2015, 2019.
This one, with a retro Mercury ruling the sign of the eclipse, and a square with nostalgic, emotional, reflective, dreamy Neptune, beckons us to go within for some deeper reflection, in some cases to forgive ourselves for not knowing how to avoid a rough patch in the past. Truth is, it very likely was never about you, and some things aren't ours to fix. If you've reached and tried, given your best, been your best, that was and is enough. .. you tried.
Relax into the knowledge that what's to be will find its way to you.. Get yourself geared up for new chapters that can bring you joy, bring you fulfilment. You are SO worth it. Lotsalove
Thursday 3rd June 2021. There's a considerable intensity brewing in th comsos as fiery warrior planet Mars in protective family and homeland sign Cancer opposes Pluto in security seeking, boundary conscious Capricorn. That aspect becomes exact by Saturday 5th June, when the Moon is triggering it further. The Plus side is it's great for stripping things back and renewals on the domestic front, and for digging deep to the root of situations for answers maybe long buried and finding them. The not so easy side is that anger flares wher boundaries feel challenged, that revenge for ancient ills can be sought. Pluto can wait 20 years for retribution for injustice of the past, and truth be told, secrets can come pouring out from the least expected sources at such times. News reports may be more intense than usual.
Emotions can erupt. It's a volcanic aspect but it can be cathartic, detoxing, cleansing time, though like a volcano, it can leave collateral damage. So it's wise for us to think about what we hope for as a longer term outcome before pressing any nuclear buttons.
We're in the shadow of a solar eclipse happening next Thursday, 10th June just around midday in UK. It's a new Moon in Gemini, and the ruler planet is Mercury, the winged messenger, with a lot to say. His focus is the past, unusually, and much could be dug up now that sets us thinking about situations and indeed people, in a new light..
Having absolutely accurate information is key. And if you are in the throes of discussions or making arrangements, be sure, while the wee trickster planet Mercury is not paying enough attention, to double check fine print, and be sure to have "flexible" options around arrangements, as that'll work best during this period leading to early July.
It'll be quite a week, one for keeping cool and focused and on the ball. More movement is indeed indicated, and also more family smiles as lovely Venus is now with Mars in Cancer. So good relationships will have more warmth and appreciation, and there'll be a desire to protect and nurture each other more. Tricky ties, well, they are where ancient history may stir up and bring some sparks. So do think ahead, that's all.
It's a wonderful time to be creative, especially where the home is concerned. And a lot of reconnections will be made. "At last". have a good week and may the "force" be with you and used wisely! Lotsalove as always. 💜✨💜
27th May 2021 Full Moon/ lunar eclipse effects are very much still at work..watch for situations where your mind is overworking, encouraging you to feel diminished. Nobody has that power. The power is yours my friends. Some people will never be what you might long for them to be. Maybe you're not meant to be on their present path. I keep reading the word "overwhelmed" on posts just now. The astro chart shows a draining feeling for many, weariness combined with overthinking can be exhausting. Be your best self. Give yourself a hug and whatever it is that's bugging or troubling or indeed exhausting you right now, try to let it be for now. You very likely will discover truths/ explanations you never imagined about the current behaviour of some. Tread softly away and let tomorrow be another day
26th May 2021 Today's full eclipsed Moon in Sagittarius.. make a wish for what you might be best to let go of, or want to complete. Oh, and Sagittarius, look at this Beauty.. shining light in particular for you, where might you not be best serving yourself or even neglecting aspects of your world that you could look back in time on and wish yu'd dealt with.. Tie up the unfinished business as much as you can over the coming two weeks, ready to emerge, unfettered, uncluttered by what's weighed you down, yes, even despite that sunny side up face you present to the world.. there may be secret times where you get caught up in a cycle you'd like to break. There's never been a better time, dear Centaurs. Yes it's a mad, mad world just now for us all, but life DOES go on, and making it fit as best we can is our challenge. Gemini, Pisces and Virgo, you're also strongly tugged by this lunation. Every sign is. Look up tonight at the sky, cloudy or starry, and thank your ancestors for all the love that went into the making of you and ask them to help you to honour them by being your best "you", living your best possible life. We all know, some too well, how battered and bruised events in our lives can leave us, but we have the choice, to lift our eyes up in hope or cast them down and be defeated. Always look UP.. you're worth it. Biggest warmest hugs to all of my friends and family, with love X
Tuesdy 25th May 2021
If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed, pandemic fatigued, stressed, strangely hyped , hemmed in, adrenaline racing, tired.. the lunar eclipse is coming up, exact tomorrow lunchtime in Sagittarius at 12:13pm BST and will bring a sense of peaking then ebbing, a bit like a storm breaking, bringing "relief" ..results, completion of that cycle, then awareness of what needs then to be cleared up, away, out.
Meantime the Moon is swelling through Scorpio, sign of extremes, our time to be aware that actions have consequences, that we can shine or show ourselves up as human beings. We can rise like the phoenix and give of our best when the Moon is here.
Troubleshoot, problem solve, be compassionate. and we may not be aware of our own power to shine for others, may be inclined to shy away as not being "good enough" or not having much to offer. Sometimes what we have to offer is just ourselves, and that could, unknown to you, be exactly what someone else needs to see. Don't underestimate your power to make a positive impact, make a difference. Lotsalove
Friday 21st May 2021. with Saturn slowing to a standstill, a lunar eclipse (Full Moon) coming up in Sagittarius come Wednesday lunchtime, today's Sun/Jupiter square aspect might be stirring us to want to hurry up and do stuff that may not be so likely or possible in the next few weeks.
Look out for the temptation to overdo things that actually could slow everything down in the longer term. The bigger picture, the long game, increasingly become more pressing issues for us to address at this point whatever we are involved in.
That eclipse is underlining international, legal and educational matters. The planet Mercury is also slowing down, in its shadow already, which means that some plans may benefit from taking that longer view, looking at the bigger picture. Thinking globally, thinking of others has rarely been so vital to our planet's wellbeing. Advice? If you seem to be being told "not yet".. don't. Have faith. It's often as we approach the last bend before the finishing line that we think we can't or will never do this. Mid July feels like a more solid time for those "maybe/maybe not" situations and plans. Meantime, With a full Moon, big super Moon approaching, everything can feel more hyped. It's also a good time for making big efforts in readiness for what'll be going ahead very soon. You've got this! Lotsalove 💜✨💜
Wednesday 12th May 2021.. Late into the evening of Thursday 13th May 2021 sees Jupiter arriving,at 23:36hrs BST in his ancient homeland of PISCES. This is the first foray into Pisces since 2010/11, and it's only till the end of July, then he slips back into Aquarius and completes his work there, ending the year arriving back in Pisces to commit to his once in a dozen years year long visit there.
Kindness and compassion matter even more, as Neptune , the other Pisces ruler planet is already there, has been for a while. Things you have been knowing needed to be done but swimming around in a sea of uncertainty over, will increasingly become clear, get done, with Mars the action planet in fellow water sign Cancer. Time to show we CARE, to stop hiding behind emojis and say, do more to show we care?
Jupiter is referred to as the Greater Benefic, the giant of our solar system, and he represents larger than life scenarios, things being blown up out of proportion, in every sense. He's about wide open doorways, about freedom and travel and expansion, and opportunity. Jupiter represents religion and law and politics and acting, and if you think they are dissimilar, maybe think some more, as they all entail standing up and being a part of something larger than life, projecting, posturing, and yes, praying.
Jupiter in each sign opens a doorway of opportunity, magnifies an area of your life, widens the scope of what's possible. I'll write more about this shortly! Meantime I hope the Sun shines for you and wish you all of the best of Jupiter's new blessings. Lotsalove 💜✨💜
Monday 10th May 2021 Messenger planet Mercury is in Gemini for an unusually long time.. as he will appear to slow down and then retrograde at the end of May. Watch for the clues he leaves.. for the things not said, for the details that you might later need to go back over. Make notes of passwords, back things up. Try not to leave unfinished business, and use this time, too, to take a look at what could do with being revisited, maybe revitalised. Today's Moon is dark, tomorrow evening a new Moon appears and planet Neptune will assume more importance as this week unfolds, which means words need to be just right, facts not fudged, details tended, and compassion is so important. The arts will shine, the kind will shine. Until tomorrow night's new Moon gets up and away, your energy may be lower, so please be kind to yourself too. Lotsalove, always with one eye on the sky! :-)
Friday 7th May 2021 Interesting skies right now, suggesting a time of much reshuffling ahead, rethinking, restructuring. Many of us are trying to hang tight to the status quo, whatever that may be, whilst others are stirring the revolution, although the revolution may not quite be ready to happen, not quite. Wait till the final square in November and then we'll be better armed, better informed and more likely to make that "push" in the direction of the "new order".
Such is the way of times when Saturn is in square with Uranus. It's as though it's getting clear that things need to change and things are unsettled, one way or another, but like old slippers we could be reluctant to let go of the devil we know, whoever that may be, whatever that is. The Aries Moon coming in today for the weekend adds some fire to a strangely "fireless" sky. More inclination to get out and about and do things rather than think about doing them.
Venus will square Jupiter this Saturday, buoyant, favouring women, favouring Taurus and Aquarius , but actually givng us all a bit of a boost of feelgood confidence, which I have to be honest can bring mad extravagances and overdoing things is easy. Those hours this Saturday, probably mostly between 8am and 3pm BST,are uplifting for many of us though, and good for connecting with people and enjoying life. Hopefully the sunshine will find you wherever you are and make it a good weekend!
Sunday brings Venus into Gemini, adding love and sparkle to the lives of the air signs especially. Gemini, of course and Libra and Aquarius, but this Venus phase is lovely generally for connecting with love and warmth.
Tuesday evening at 8pm (BST) the new Moon happens in Taurus, time to make some new plans and get ready to set them rolling out? . Matters physical and financial are in the spotlight and Taurus gets a boost of new vitality, as do the other earth signs, Virgo and Capricorn.
Wednesday will be a happening day for many, as Mars aligns with Uranus, and that favours new activities for Cancer and Taurus, a burst of passion that flows into something fresh. New technology, scientific breakthroughs, shiny new purchases. Agreements are made on Wednesday evening, paperwork perhaps signed off.
Thursday night towards midnight brings mighty Jupiter into Pisces, who's scouting out the terrain there until the end of July on his initial foray into Pisces which he will commit fully to as 2021 closes. A cycle from 2010 is repeating in essence. Jupiter and Neptune are the rulers of Pisces, and both in that sign together will repeat a cycle from the mid nineteenth century.
For Pisces, you are truly coming into a time of being able to more fully express who you are..and what's more, it's going to be appreciated. All of the signs will experience Jupiter's sign shift personally, but it is so clear that global kindness and compassion will become ever more important.
It's a good week to get practical paperwork in order and to take note of the little details of conversations, too. Mercury is in Gemini for a lengthy stay and will be retrograde as May closes, and you might well find yourself wanting or needing to revisit conversations and exchanges made at this time, so keep notes, and remember passwords and pin numbers, and here's a thought. The word Silent is made up of the same letters as Listen. Listen well.
Hope you have a good week and sending love as always 💜✨💜
SUNDAY 25th April 2021 Here's ( fired up) Mars then..in (protective, nippy) Cancer, oooft, jarring with the Libra Moon yesterday. Crowds swelled in protest against a lockdown that's been essential, stabbing themselves no doubt, and therefore all of us, in the feet as they invited the virus to hop around and make more mischief, whilst NHS medics tweeted their angst as being simply HUMAN, they have come through way too much trauma themselves already to be dealing with yet more inevitably to come.
So Mars in Cancer for the next six weeks will stir a lot of defensiveness and nippy stuff especially for Aries, Cancer, LIbra and Capricorn and for those with planets and angles there. Check your placings on www.astrotheme.com if you'd like to.
Mars here also stirs the urge to protect what we cherish and what we need to survive and thrive. Good for pouring energy into building security, a home, working on your home, doing what you have been perhaps intending to for the last couple of years.
We have a full Moon swelling, and Mars in Cancer is triggered constantly now by each Moon aspect, as Moon rules Cancer, so the Scorpio Supermoon that'll be exactly full by Tuesday morning at 04:32hrs BST is going to feel supercharged. Mars is a co-ruler of Scorpio along with Pluto, who at the time of this full Moon will be stationing, motionless, making a point in Capricorn, sign of government, ruled by Saturn, who's in Aquarius, sign of the people, of unions, of science, innovations, challenged by the Aquarian ruler, (time for a change) Uranus in Taurus (keep things as they are, says Taurus). I know this might be a lot to take in, but skip by the astrology and here's the bottom line. There will be some amazing examples of human endeavour, of kindness, of crisis response, and there will be those who make life harder, heroes and villains, as always with a Scorpio lunar tide, but this is a chance to turn things around, to dig deep and be our best selves, though for many just now that feels like a big ask, when there seem to be so many conflicting emotions and requirements of us. Minds are busy just now, maybe over busy. Pluto's station on Tuesday at Full Moon can churn things up from years ago, maybe unfinished business, maybe feelings that were never honoured, maybe ancient secrets that have weighed us down. The urge to trace our DNA can also stir at this time, as Scorpio is associated with conception.
There will be some now or never moments around this lunar swelling. It's a point where we can literally cross the line. Be aware of this in all you do, that actions have consequences. That could be amazing, a time of reaching out and healing, a time of swift rescue, a moment of truth where old dilemmas can be resolved.
The word Fate isn't often used here by me, but Destiny may indeed reveal herself around this full Moon. Being true to yourself, really true to yourself is important. And as Scorpio can bring deep transformative experiences, some will reach that moment where they step forward at last into a new era that's been a long time coming. Turning points beckon. I do hope yours is the one you feel you could do with, but whatever it is, that Scorpio "after the fire" phoenix effect of rebirthing and renewal and rekindling is very much with us all this week.
By the end of the week, action could be underway to ring those changes, whether it's a new look home or a new life chapter beginning. This is a good time to shrug off old bad habits, too, even those you thought you could never kick. Wishing you well, safe, happy. Lotsalove 💜
Friday 16th April 2021 The cosmos is jaunty and vibrant, as Mars aligns with Jupiter , sure to be stirring spring fever, and given that over Saturday the Moon is also with Mars in restless Gemini, the roads will be busy, but that lunar alignment ( clearing just after 1pm (BST) also makes for sharp exchanges, or folk feeling that their view should be "cared about". Spikey moments could lead to open talks though, so for some, there may be resolution and a clearer path forward.
Mercury gets into a moody vibe later into Saturday evening, so here's what I think, (should you be asking😉). If your instincts are to go in a certain direction, and someone tries to talk you out of it later on, trust yourself and question the motive of anyone who's trying to steer your thinking. Sometimes the most important thing to do is show faith in yourself, and your best chance of straightening things out is to stand gently but firmly, exactly where you are, be true to you, rather than a pleaser or appeaser.
The Taurus Sun arrives on Monday at 21:33hrs, so babies arriving from then are Taurus and Mercury will precede this by making his entry to Taurus on Monday morning after a powerful alignment with the Aries Sun. This suggests an arrangement or agreement that takes plans forward, a chance to press the button on a plan that quite simply works.
Expect more news of prominent women before the week is over, and around the end of the week there may also be some more clarification on vaccines.
I've had my first Pfizer one, for the record, and my other half has had both. Lots of family and friends are likewise, now vaccinated, and as someone who came of age at a time when travel abroad meant getting jabs for smallpox at least, it's no big deal.
Have a good weekend all, take care, stay safe and if someone's viewpoint clashes with yours, try to step back a bit and appreciate that they are probably just as passionate as you.. you're allowed to differ, and sometimes agreeing to differ is the first step to harmony.
Sunday April 11th 2021 Hey, hope your weekend is being kind! Sunday Mail has your horoscope for the week ahead as usual, and here comes a new Moon in the wee hours of tomorrow (at 03:31hrs BST), which mens it's a Moon Dark time just now, best for pottering and preparing, a bit like on Hogmanay, the sense of anticipation of something new this way coming, but as we move to meet it, we are already shedding aspects of the past, some of which feels like it's been a part of us for a very long time.
The aspect right beside this new Moon is one between Venus and Pluto, which symbolises physical endings and rebirths, very much tuning in to what's happening out there in the world not just with the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen's husband
( Venus/Pluto is apt for this, and this year is the Saturn return of her Annus Horribilis, plus as I've previously written, always due to be a major year for her as she has a Pluto (death and rebirth) transit over her birth chart's Ascendant) but also for news of the passing of many others just now. We really are all in this world together, and we're all just walking each other home, regardless of rank or wealth.
This new Moon is carrying a noticeable weight of heavier emotional intensity, and indeed of apprehension over security and safety issues we may each of us be dealing with in different ways, but it's followed fairly rapidly by a spring-like vibe, and reminders that in the midst of tougher times, babies laugh, lambs frolic, flowers bloom, life happens, miracles appear.
So if for now you feel a bit weighed down, despite the sunshine that may be around, if for now you feel you aren't too sure of which way is forward, try to give yourself permission to go gently, nurture your own needs, that inner child. If you feel you need some time for you, that's understandable. Go gently on yourself and try not to expect too much of others as everyone is under this same Moon, just human. Be your best you, but first and foremost as this is the Aries new Moon, tend the needs of the self, put on your own oxygen mask before you go charging in to be all things to all people. Look after YOU. Moondark is good for being a wee bit quieter, and for musing, reading, gently tidying and tending what you must and not driving yourself to fast into anything new. That time will come soon enough. Let Moon become new before you point yourself further forward. There'll be plenty of progress this week in directions that please. Take care, stay well and speak soon!
Thursday 1st April 2021
Moon has come into jolly Sagittarius, always game for a laugh and up for an adventure, but also inclined to be a bit blunt with the facts, sometimes. The sign of Sagittarius is often prominent in the charts of journalists, who manage to rise above everything bar the quest for the story, and it's also in the charts of great teachers who open the windows of the world to their pupils.
Sagittarius Moon brings restlessness and also an inclination to connect with a wider audience, and to learn more about the world, brings out our generous spirited selves, but also can turn us into overly hyped and excited souls too, so hopefully we won't go too mad as lockdown terms shift!
This Easter weekend has a mixed bag. Look out for answers/results/information coming to light that explains ancient mysteries, and look out too, for a wee flat phase on Saturday where there's a bit of push n tug between options, maybe some fixing and mending afoot, or deeper thought needed to work out pieces of practical plans, followed by a Sunday that makes up for that, with lively ideas, breakthroughs, bursts of relief, bright, friendly, maybe surprise connections, much more "mojo" coming into play. Easter Monday afternoon could bring news linked to new starts, turnarounds, news that's been awaited. Stay well, all, stay safe and hope the sun shines for you. Lotsalove
Friday 26th March 2021 Venus is in the heart of the Sun just now, in Aries, by Chiron, wounded healer, teacher, (maverick little chap!) and there's a swelling Libra super Moon coming up, (Venus is the ruler of Libra, so her themes are underlined) exact Sunday at 19:48 BST. Remember UK friends, the clocks go forward Saturday night into Sunday at 02:00hrs.
So Venus is about love, right? She's also about how we value ourselves, what we value, what we own, or want to, and about our physical selves. This full Moon phase is likely to stir some deeper relationship issues, for better and for worse. If it's great, maybe it's time to commit further? If it isn't, maybe love yourselves enough to move on?
It's a full Moon in Libra. Relating, partnerships of all sorts are at a peaking point. Culmination, recognition, realisation. And in wheelings and dealings, there's closure and completion. This is a time to get the balance right, and it'll be apparent in all sorts of areas and ways if there is imbalance. With Venus so strong over this period, watch for warrior women seeking to "redress the balance". As there's such focus on Aries, watch for impatience, impulsiveness and try to think a few beats ahead.
Because Venus is in the heart of the Sun, with Chiron, this could be such a pivotal point, where wounds of the past may surface. We can suddenly see what's at the root of old pain, what's been holding us back, what's been preventing our growth as joyful humans worthy of love, freeing ourselves to love more fully.
Love doesn't have to involve being WITH anyone.. finding the key to self understanding, and maybe even looking back at ancient scars with kinder eyes, forgiving yourself for not having the answers, the skill, the emotional skills to heal something way way back in your life. This is Chiron's domain, as he passes through Aries, sign of beginnings, of the individual.
Forgiving yourself for expecting too much of yourself, looking back at who you were then with all the compassion and wisdom you've gained since then, perhaps having a little chat with the child within, being kind, understanding, could be the most healing experience under this super charged cosmos. Some will relate to this Chironic phase, some will be lucky enough not to.
It's also a time of being true to yourself in other ways. Lockdown gives many of us more space for introspection. And Libra full Moon with Chrion opposite, could well mark a time of social and personal streamlining. How many people are you allowing to have headroom whose ideas and impact on your life isn't healthy/kindly/caring/enjoyable? There may be a lot of streamlining afoot just now and it could feel as if you're gaining more inner peace from acknowledging that it's just fine for us all to be different, but we don't have to be tied to one another, however loosely, if our time and minds are overfull with under-healthy connections.
Chiron is also about health. There could be many a turning point this weekend, a peaking of awareness of where we're hurting, where we're harming ourselves, and as the full Moon then begins to shrink after her dramatic full beam on Sunday night, well, we , too, might well find it gets more achievable, feels more like the time is right, to begin more successfully, to shrink away from anything toxic, excessive, unhealthy. Love isn't always about romance. It starts with you, with me, with caring enough about the magnificent gift of life we've been given, and realising how many thousands of ancestors have poured love into the miracle that is YOU. Whatever you do this weekend, remember that, and let love shine, reset your track if that seems right for you. Take care, stay safe and lotsalove as ever
Friday 19th March 2021 We welcome Spring Equinox, when day and night are balanced, this Saturday 20th March at 10:37hrs GMT. This is a special point, a moment of truth, a time of choices. Venus is about to align this coming week with that Aries Sun, and it's a week when initiatives will be taken to tip the balance in favour of comfort, harmony, peace and fairness.
This equinoctial Aries Sun time emphasises directness, open-ness and honesty. Getting straight to the point, being up front. Relationships are at a turning point for some. Indeed the getting to the point theme could involve making a decision about forever ties.
As the world begins to come back to life, a flurry of weddings and pleasure proposals could mark this coming week as being "unprecedented" in a better way than has been the case in many a long month. It's a good week for getting a focus and applying ourselves to chosen targets. There may be a significant turning point reached that means "at last we're clear of this and can start working towards that".
Not necessarily related to the obvious stuff in the news. But yes, as above, so below, the obvious areas may be reflected in developments coming up, although the end of April was always likely to be a culminative, significant turning point, when we will see a lot of milestone, landmark moments, some even shifting history books.
Life is never dull, but this new Springtime week, there will be moments to be thankful of, things that possibly demand fixing, blessings that come in disguise, and celebrations of life itself. Take care, stay safe and lotsalove as ever
Thursday 11th March 2021 Once we get past tonight's sensitive escapist Pisces Moon's square to Mars, currently in Gemini, where words can be swords and painfully so, where action may be swift to mend and heal, where kindness says more than anything, but yes, there's potential for raw wounds to feel scraped, well, once we get beyond that aspect( exact at 23:16hrs GMT), the cosmos is not so jarred for a few days, more nostalgic, more emotional too, with a new Pisces Moon on Saturday (at 10:21am GMT)and there is indeed more warmth and kindness coming into play. People may be reminded, by what's happening out there, of their own priorities, as Pisces stirs compassion and the strength of shared emotion can move mountains in a good way.
Also there are more "live and let live" vibes, and willingness to look at new options, fresh possibilities that might in the past have been out of the question.
Look for news around women, more than usual, over the next few days, and for some heart touching moments. There's actually rarely been a better time to show love and kindness and for its power to shine. Hope life is kind to you. I'm hopeful.
Thursday 4th March 2021. Mars has arrived in Gemini, turning certain things around which looked like they were heading one way, now pointing in another, possibly even the polar opposite of what was being assumed. Mercury is coming forward, and he's in Aquarius, cool, factual, logical, speaking truth even if it makes him unpopular, and now Mars is in the domain of Mercury, adding power and energy.
Communications are buzzing, everywhere. Fire in words, verbal swords raised when Mars comes to this territory, more so when Mercury has been extremely prominent. I love seeing Mars these nights as I look out across the sea and up to the heavens, bright and somehow more of a friend of justice. I get a sense of peace, ironic as that may sound, from his orange light. There's also been and is a lot of karmic connectivity around communications with the lunar nodes in Gemini/Sagittarius.
So I guess the message that I perceive is, speak your truth, be clear, be David to Goliath if needs be. But don't be silent over what should be aired. Slay the Hydra by dragging it from its cave, as Hercules eventually realised needed to happen, putting the whole fire out at once, rather than running around a bushfire with cups of water, and I know that's a lot of mixed images, metaphors and analogies in a very short space, but all of those thoughts flew in at once as I thought about what's happening out in the world, about the big underlying shifts that are so often preceded by chaos.
Truth is, I'm hopeful. Lotsalove
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Moon is swelling, currently in magnanimous, outgoing Leo until tomorrow 26th at 17:07hrs GMT when a Virgo full Moon approaches, and she'll be exactly full at 08:17hrs GMT on Saturday morning 27th February, turning the tide around many areas of health, public services and environment. So I'm hopeful.
Mars is trining Pluto right now, stirring our inner survivor, stirring the resourcefulness we need to survive and thrive and helping with focus on goals. Mars is not for taking any nonsense, and very much about hitting the target. What has felt "impossible" may, through sheer application of effort, become possible.
Venus has come into Pisces just before I began writing this, and that's good for stirring compassion and kindness, which makes me glad, although it would as I am Pisces of course! I see this full Moon as stirring up agitation and restlessness around the areas she's highlighting, but there could be some rethinking and reshuffling that takes place, you know the sort where someone says, no can do, then you ask again, giving more information, and they say, oh let me just check again....and there's a shift, at last. So being kind, wise and resourceful could bring sea changes that seemed as though they'd never happen. Be patient, as this coming week will need that, but stay hopeful and focused. Thursday/Friday 4/5th will be progress points for many, leading to mid March arrangements, when there's good potential for "breathing easier". Have a safe, healthy, good week.ahead and try not to overthink things over tomorrow evening through Saturday under that Virgo full Moon, okay? Cut yourself some slack. Lotsalove
Sunday 21st February 2021 Well, there you go, Mercury's getting a chance to catch up now he's turning direct..or rather planet Earth stops racing away from the messenger and gives it a chance to speak.. rush ye not, but prepare for movement and action, as Mercury departs his shadow phase completely from 13th March. Full facts are made clear, decisions are made with more strength and awareness. Meantime we'll hear of events linked to mid January, and of rethinks, revisions and possibly re-connections after absences.
Mercury links to travel and to education and to all things involving essential information, communication platforms, transport, neighbours and siblings and to paperwork, to documentation that we can't successfully move forwards without.
If you can afford to take a wee while longer before pressing into new plans, then do.
What you commit to may be subject to terms and conditions that you might prefer to be clear on before going ahead, for example. The plan may work and go ahead, but might have a few details around it that you'd benefit from knowing, so you can more successfully prepare.
You might be the one deciding, there's no need to rush, and a three week gradual phase of adjustment and changes could follow.
These are just some thoughts about how Mercury may be acting out just now, and the outer planetary message being one of tugs between caution and revolution suggests that maybe making changes in steps and stages could prove beneficial for the longer term. Only my thoughts, and you'll read many other dimensions of this chapter too from colleagues whose work I respect and often share. None of it will conflict, as we all know what we're working with, just as we all knew we were going to be heading through a time where love and respect and human kindness were going to mean more than ever. Lotsalove all ♥
Friday 19th February 2021 This is true of us all I think just now.
ON ‘THE QUIET
You’re not imagining it, nobody seems to want to talk right now.
Messages are brief and replies late.
Talk of catch ups on zoom are perpetually put on hold.
Group chats are no longer pinging all night long.
It’s not you.
We are spent.
We have nothing left to say.
We are tired of saying ‘I miss you’ and ‘I cant wait for this to end’.
So we mostly say nothing, put our heads down and get through each day.
You’re not imagining it.
This is a state of being like no other we have ever known because we are all going through it together but so very far apart.
Hang in there my friend.
When the mood strikes, send out all those messages and don’t feel you have to apologise for being quiet.
This is hard.
No one is judging.
by Donna Ashworth ( From Facebook)
And astrologcally it's highly relevant that communication planet Mercury entered shadow on 15th January and retrograde from 30th until this Sunday 21st after which he gradually gets up to speed and out of shadow by early March, with 4/5th revving things up. Use your quiet not to stir anxiety but like a hibernating creature coming out of slumber..waking, stretching, sifting through ideas. Life's tricky but the light is returning and there's lots to be hopeful about. Lotsalove
Friday 19th February 2021. Sun is now in Pisces, since Thursday morning, and that's our annual reminder to allow ourselves to dream, to feel, to allow ourselves some gentle time, to allow compassion to flow, and charity begins at home, so if you've been beating yourself up because you have needed more sleep, more rest, maybe that's because life has been so hard going in many ways that sleep has been the only time your mind would give you a break, or maybe because you have been stressed or struggling your dreams have been crazy, tiring you out, so actually you need MORE gentle rest and sleep than usual. BE KIND. Look after YOURSELF, too. You matter. You're precious. Lotsalove 🌟♥🌟
Friday 12th February 2021 Happy Chinese New Year of the Metal Ox! New Moon in Aquarius yesterday was the marker of the end of the old year, start of the new, and as that New Moon was cosy with Venus and Jupiter, there's reason to feel more upbeat, methinks. Yes the cosmos is jarring and Saturn is in Aquarius in square with Uranus, exact next week, and that's about old systems being reset, overthrowing the old orders, something that's happening globally, with the blue touch paper being lit back in December. It's time for us to shake ourselves out of the paralysis of feeling we can do little so what's the point, and to recognise that every little positive thing we do is a step in the direction of everything getting better. It's time to have faith in ourselves, and to believe in the power of kindness, decency and good citizenship, all very much in tune with Aquarius, where this new Moon has formed. We've got this. Let's shine.
Have a good week and take care, stay safe and double check the details while Mercury's backtracking ( till 21st). Lotsalove 🌟♥🌟
Thursday 4th February 2021 It's a shrinking Moon phase, with the new Aquarius Moon coming on Thursday 11th, also Chinese New Year, year of the Metal Ox. Steely determination to do what's best and right for us all, may not seem appealling, but the rewards are way better than if we don't. Saturn is aligning over the next fortnight to form a jarring link with Uranus, already well and truly getting into his stride, overthrowing old despotic or unsustainable patterns, shaking out the dead wood, and getting mighty serious about "work to be done".
Mercury is retrograding, so expect to be going over familiatr ground, reconnecting with familiar faces and to be handed long awaited news, paperwork, keys, as the new week opens on Monday with Mercury in the heart of the Sun. News linked to leaderships could feature, too.
Thursday's new Moon has a lovely warmth around her, with Venus and Jupiter in an uplifting aspect, homing in on happy news, and bringing us more smiles than of late. It feels like we're turning a corner, or at least, seeing results for efforts. Glad news will shine on many of our lives, which could be rather welcome!
Have a good week and take care, stay safe and double check the details while Mercury's backtracking ( till 21st). Lotsalove 🌟♥🌟
Thursday 28th January 2021 Full Moon happens in Leo at 19:16hrs GMT, with some very deep aspects around it to do with the past, to do with what's built up, never left, never been fully addressed. Relationships that were left behind, impossible once upon a time could bubble up and be rekindled. It's extreme, this full Moon, but it's also very much about being TRUE to yourself. Being your highest self, being authentic, being original. People will respect you more for that. Even if they disagree.
Honouring yourself, honouring your roots, respecting old wounds, maybe, for some, freeing the soul up a little by apologising for old transgressions. Karma is about getting the balance back. And it liberates and empowers us to release others from any pain we may have caused, so that our future isn't hemmed in by the weight of what we're tugging along with us in the present from the past.
Deeply powerful, resourceful Pluto is hosting Venus, exactly conjunct in security protecting Capricorn, sign of parental ties, employment, of dynasties, with a full Moon.
Maybe it's time to open up and straighten out what's never been tended. Uranus is the awakener and in glittering aspect with this full Moon, with the added influence of assertive Mars in his current home sector of Taurus.
People will be finding it hard to be half hearted, which can be daunting, but is also a marvellous thing.
Sparkling, glittering passion, zest for life itself could see us adjusting our take on life to make it work better, and for most that's a good thing. Watch for the craziness, though, of those who fight for the right to prolong their own struggles.
There will be larger than life personalities making a splash around now, of course, and there is, with the full (Wolf) Moon, something brought centre stage in our lives that will stir ancient emotion, passion or sheer determination and focus.
A now or never sense, perhaps, time to take up an opportunity to shine in your own special way. If you are a creative person, this is the most amazing, high octane full Moon. Don't worry if you find it hard to sleep. maybe you're not supposed to.. use those hours creatively and be caring with yourself. Look in the mirror and recognise your best friend, and look after that friend well. You Rock. Keep shining and know you are being sent love and warmest good wishes. 🌟♥🌟
Friday 22nd January 2021. This was quite an intense week of change, with action seeking Mars and revolutionary Uranus aligning , followed by the Moon, in very determined Taurus on Wednesday 20th, US inauguration day, with Sun, Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, sign of humantarianism and of forward thinking, symbolising a time to take stock and take charge of what will best benefit the community. A time when history was being made on so many levels and of course the feminine principle was to the fore so obviously, with the first female vice president, someone whose career and chart I have observed from way back, as one to watch with this election in mind. Personally, I wish we never even commented on her glorious warm skin colour, any more than on the pallor of those with different DNA. But I get the importance of the shifting of the collective. I've always loved the lyrics of the song from Blue Mink "Melting Pot".
So yes, the cosmic pattern agreed, it was always going to be an unusual event. and all went ahead, but in socially distanced and hyper secure surroundings with such powerful messages being sent out about doing what's best for all, of uniting to heal, and nothing marked this point in time more clearly than the combination of two performances, one from a poet, the other from a songstress Lady Gaga with her passionate and clearly loving rendition of the anthem, along with that huge golden dove of peace she wore on her shoulder, pale and herself wounded by Fibromyalgia, with her Aries Sun and Chiron's transit there.
And the most powerful message of all from that beautiful 23yr old Pisces Poet Laureate.. words that will echo through centuries to come.. worth watching in its glorious entirety again and again on YouTube..
2021: Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb.”
We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it,
Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy.
And this effort very nearly succeeded.
But while democracy can be periodically delayed,
It can never be permanently defeated..
As a Pisces, myself, I believe inherently in the potential of mankind, and in the power of love and kindness that can prevail over everything, no matter how long or how hard the struggle to get there may be, but it's hard sometimes not to despair when we see such craziness out there, people who aren't thinking of the bigger picture, seeing what is right from wrong, caught up perhaps in inner tensions that cause them to behave in ways that serve nobody, only the impulse of a moment.
This weekend watch for bombastic words from one quarter and serious, containing sanity from another. There could be some real sweet gestures on Saturday and some poignant moments.
Try not to rush into new terrain with untied shoelaces this coming full Moon week. There's more madness around, but there's also more potential for containment. Watch for some big announcements around Thursday/Friday, when arrivals, departures and longer term intentions are notified. Have a good week all, with love from me 🌟♥🌟
Friday 15th January 2021 Did you have deeper emotions running around your thoughts over the last 24hrs? That's the Pluto effect,