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, but they can also bring true feelings leaping to the surface, so there could be some out of the blue declarations and announcements made. Turning the corner, turning the tide, that's what full Moon themes are. Where in your life are you hoping for completion, and is this coming after shake ups and changes that might once have been unthinkable? Heaer much more on your individual horoscope lines, about how this may be impacting you. Thanks for stopping by!
Friday 27th October 2017 Jupiter is renewed by yesterday's conjunction with the Sun, commencing a new cycle of opportunities and yes, of luck too, for many, but he also inclines us to go large on whatever we are up to. For example right now Mars is in Libra, newly arrived on Sunday 22nd, and he can bring a "go large" feel to partnership plans. Also he can encourage us to be diplomatic as we work to straighten difficulties out.
Thursday 19th October 2017. New Moon forms in Libra at 19:29hrs, and that's a sizzler as we have planet Uranus aligning in opposition from Aries. Relationships are in the spotlight, and the winds of change are blowing, so look our for role reversals, for sudden news of splits and upsets to what looked like it was settled. Uranus has been building to this opposition for the last week or so, so it your sleep patterns and "normal" regimes have been disrupted, Uranus tends to reflect if not bring that experience. He's the rebel planet and he's the surprise bringer..so this Thursday has surprises around it and the air is laced with "let's change things around here" resolutions. Uranus makes for tensions, so you may be feeling time tugged, stretched in opposite directions, but you will also benefit from exploring new possibilities, whether or not you pursue them, this is an awakening time.
Mars will come to Libra on Sunday evening, and that'll stir a lot of passion up in relationships too, alliances between natuins as well as the more personal sort. People tend to stand strong for what they feel is fair. There'll be active diplomatic efforts in the air. Monday sees the Sun arriving in Scorpio at 06:27hrs UK time, and as Jupiter is drawn into an alignment with the Sun on Thursday 26th, everything is being made larger than life here, and it could be a key week for economic discussions and for matters linked to the energy sectors.. Russia is prominent, as are the Royals. It'll be quite a week. Hope yours is good X
Friday 13th October 2017 It's been a busy week here, working away as always, and much in touch with lots of folk going through tougher times especially at the start of the week when Sun/Pluto were jarring, which is a bit like a volcanic eruption a boil bursting, what's been suppressed coming to the surface and what cannot remain as it is or was, reaching the crescendo.
Then Jupiter arrived on Tuesday at 14:20hrs in Scorpio. Scorpio is also all about revivals and survivals and so many people are in crisis with wildfires, floods and hurricane damage, volcanic activity, too.
Incidentally, Scorpio is associated with sex scandals and Jupiter blows things big
Jupiter's arrival in Scorpio from Oct 10th until Nov 8th 2018 when he'll reach Sagittarius, is echoing a journey he made last between Oct 26th 2005 and Nov 24th 2006. During this phase, can you think back to identify where in your world there a particularly expansive or liberating influence? What got bigger? What did you start to do more of? This isn't a suggestion of good or bad stuff..but Jupiter IS referred to as the greater Benefic, so his opportune effect can cushion us just when we need it too.
Back to today, and the Moon is in pleasure loving Leo this Friday, and the Sun and Neptune are bringing escapist urges, while Moon is aligning with Mars and Saturn to remind us of duties that need to be tended, or of reasons for reining things in a little, but by the time we get into Saturday - actually at 11:11am exactly, Venus the planet of love and beauty and harmony will be arriving for her three week stay in sociable Libra and that should help with relaxation plans, though Sunday morning has three connections involving Uranus, so that doesn't look as quiet as usual or else minds are busy, but from noon on Sunday again, there's more ease. Lots happening next week, so I'll update you on that as we go. Lotsa love and have a good weekend!
Wednesday 11th October 2017 Sending love and soothing to those going through tough times..lots of transitions and necessary repairs on all levels just now. Today's Mars square Saturn requires me to mention the importance of going at a wise pace..not trying to "race your car in first gear".. in a sense. Also a reminder of the tale of the Tortoise and the Hare. Quiet perseverance and smart time management work best. Saturn brings brick walls and safety barriers and Mars is action, sharp focus, assertiveness. Some will call a halt to unfruitful action. Some will take measures to secure, straighten and make safe a situation that's been acute or get hold of the right professional. Some will take on new duties. Tests come under thorough scrutiny. Mars is in Virgo sign of health and of digestive systems, challenging Saturn in Sagittarius, which is linked to the liver, and to the area around hips and thighs. I keep hearing about health issues in those areas that have become acute. Get well wishes all. Jupiter's arrival in investigative Scorpio could lead to more realisations about what's maybe hurting us through our diets, too.
Tuesday 10th October 2017 Big day in the cosmos, as Jupiter will at 14:20hrs, move out of Libra, arriving for a year of travels across the deeply transformative, financially powerful, procreative, regenerative sign of Scorpio,this being added to the fact that we're currently under a power loaded, crisis peaking Sun/Pluto square, which has been brewing over the last few days, today beginning to separate slowly but this has been bringing so many crises, drawing out all the toxins ( on many levels) and brings repairs, replacements, renovations. Are you experiencing or observing crises, life and death issues surfacing, scandals, toxins erupting, breakdowns and renewals happening? Financial revamps? Pluto won't leave be anything that needs to be brought to the surface to be regenerated, fixed, healed.
Friday 6th October 2017. That Aries Moon is agitating as she wanes, aligning tonight with Uranus, so I'd say best not to take daft risks and chances..and be prepared for some curved balls of ideas being thrown into the mix. There's a steadier Taurus Moon,( more so on Sunday) weekend coming up.. we'll possibly be in the mood for soothing and comforts, soups and stews, home baking, nice wines and sweet treats. Nothing wrong with a little self soothing!
Thursday 5th October 2017 Tonight, at 1940hrs (BST) here in the UK the Full Moon completes her cycle in Aries. Are you Aries? It's a more personal time of completions for you. Things come to a peak and the tide turns. There's a sense around this Moon of certain ties and associations being worked out, smoothed out, or for some, moved on from. There's a theme of "making it all work", and there's also, over the next few days a lot of realisations about what's run its course, served its time as well as about what might be worth revamping, reviving. Uranus the innovator, the lightning game changer and the awakener planet, moving across the later degrees of Aries ( being felt especially by you mid April Ariens) is prominent over the next couple of weeks, so there's an ongoing agitation in the atmosphere. An intensified pioneering energy that's being born from the shake ups around us. Sometimes we get prodded into action..sometimes we wake up and see what we need to change. That can work in many ways. Aries can be a volatile Moon, but it can also be the hero Moon. Be your best you <3
Friday 29th September 2017 The cosmos is still alight with that Jupiter/Uranus energy, pretty much all of this coming week,, although there's a dreamy, sleepy, Venus opposition with Neptune this Saturday 30th, when Venus is four times triggered, suggesting that prominent woman are to the fore, while on Sunday there is A Mars/Pluto alignment that could bring some surprise devlopments around a troubled organisation. Look out for interesting offers and solutions. And Sunday is good for getting things done that have been on the back burner, repairs, refurbishments, etc. Jupiter and Uranus are still triggered all week, and that can bring more wild weather too. Full Moon happens on Thursday and some significant business will be concluded. Again this week could bring more unexpected departures, and possibly some early arrivals. Hope your week is kind, and thanks for visiting!
Tuesday 26th September 2017
This is a Jupiter Uranus week....an opposition between the planet of fortune, expansion and of opportunity, and the planet of innovation, rebellion ,sudden excitement and whirlwind changes. It's an anything can happen kind of aspect, that brings release, relief and breakthroughs of so many kinds.And around once in every 14years, these two planets oppose, over the course of a year, usually three times. This Thursday 28th is the third and final one of the sequence that began last December 26th, then repeated March 3rd .
Some will be restless just itching to break free, while some want to break through and transcend challenges.
Jupiter is linked to celebrations and to larger than life developments, too, so some will be springing surprises. And politically yep, it's a mad time. Uranus in Aries is associated with crazy leaders, to put it very simply. He'll be out of Aries next May,for several months before fully taking his leave in 2019.
Interesting the whirl around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as Prince Charles' chart also has this Jupiter/Uranus aspect and it's across the axis of the chart that's linked to his children, so give that this aspect is in force, this week, it's all whirling and swirling at the palaces.
Also for those who may be interested, the links between Harry's chart and Charles' are strong. I did harry's chart within half an hour of his birth and saw the connections. Also saw and said in a feature dictated within two hours of his birth, that Harry would serve his country, flying military aircraft in a war zone, thanks to the alignments in his chart. Astrology is fascinating.
Well the energy of a Jupiter Uranus opposition can be wild like a gale, a right old rollercoaster, but it can also bring serendipity, which means "happy chance", so i am hoping that something will be released into the ether for you that feels positive this week. It could be a time when you have unexpected support, or a week when partnerships are changing, perhaps to become what they were meant to be.
The key to success will lie in good preparation and in taking a breath or two to consider a new development, before deciding how best to make it work for you.
Monday 25th September 2017 Today's cosmic message..try to get the head down and focus on the practicalities, despite your spirit wanting to go dancing some place miles away. Moon is in Sagittarius, the gypsy in your soul sign of the eternal student and traveller, while Mercury squares Saturn, reminding you that there are details to tend to keep you on track for all you want to achieve for the bigger picture. Mars opposed Neptune yesterday and is still in aspect, (flat tyre,drained, trying to race through fog feelings) so try not to rush, whether that's trying to find answers or literally trying to push yourself harder physically. One step at a time is just fine. Let your inner voice of positivity remind you that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. One step at a time. Try not to overthink, Okay? take care and thanks for reading!
Sunday 24th September 2017 There's such a sensitivity in the air with Neptune having opposed Mercury, and now Mars opposing, deflating energies (you'll hear me talking about this on my horoscope lines for the week ahead as "trying to run through fog"... and also the "healer" Chiron having been in the recent new Moon degree..this is a time for deeper healing to flow, and sometimes wounds need to be reopened before they can truly heal. There's sadness in the air, but maybe we need to mourn the past before we can move on. This weekend's Scorpio Moon has brought a lot to the surface, so go gently and be kind to yourself, put on your own oxygen mask before you reach to help, and you'll have more to give.
Tuesday 19th September 2017 We're in Moondark, with a Virgo new Moon forming at 06:30hrs (BST) tomorrow morning (Wednesday), and it's very much about the need to heal, to recharge the batteries and perhaps to tap into your inner creativity.
Old emotional pain could lift at this time, maybe when least expected. There's a shift happening. But it needs us to go softly. There could be enlightenment and realisations coming just now that set us free from old painful emotional chains.
Usually a new Moon is a revitalising experience, but this one is sleepy, and it's asking us to proceed more carefully, gently and not to be too disappointed by recently made plans that don't materialise this week as there's a gain to be made from the time and the space that's left as a result. It's a time for compassion, but for taking stock first to see where is best to direct that.
The Virgo new Moon is about serving others and about getting the practical details right. It's about taking care of the physical realms.
It sadly rather fits that a huge aid operation is necessary out in the Caribbean, and that on many different levels just now, not just out in that hurricane zone, many people are bidding farewell to old chapters and needing to take time to plan and think about the next phase and about how best to make it work.
Is there something in your life that is in transition, easing out of your life, making space for a new beginning? This new beginning may be filling your mind with too many swirling thoughts, but that will soon give way to clearer thoughts and plans.
Mercury opposes Neptune, so thoughts can be very intuitive, and reflective, nostalgic and even melancholic for some, and that aspect can bring self doubt or information that's not quite accurate. It stirs the imagination and makes it hard to see the wood for the trees, bringing mental fog for some of us, too, hence the benefit of taking rest time if you can. of accepting a cancelled plan as an opportunity to recharge the battery. Much could be sorted out or fixed, arranged, on Friday, when Mercury then taps into Pluto, powering up his precision power too, so reassure yourself for now, if you can that current fog or uncertainties will not last.
Wednesday 13th September 2017 Saturn is squaring the Sun over the next 24hrs or so..Road blocks, things getting in the way of the plan. Testing us to see how committed we are to our goals. Being limited in some way by physical challenges or by work details that take longer.
Saturn is said to be the safety barricade that stops us running out into the road, but he can feel oppressive and like there is such a mountain to climb to get through what you have to do. But persevere if you can, as Saturn also rewards the diligent albeit in his own time.
He's the Time Lord, so he wants us to get our heads down and do our best despite limitations or even the dreaded cloud of self doubt or the urge to throw the snakes and ladders board on the floor and say "game's over".
Saturn says one step at a time is FINE. See how far up that mountain you get by taking a deep breath and starting to put one foot in front of the other instead of looking at the summit with trepidation.
Tuesday 12th September 2017 Moon's been proper distracted and out of sorts today, and communications planet Mercury has been in a tricky sesquiquadrate (135 degrees) with Pluto in bureaucratic Capricorn..misleading information and messages not getting to the right people , communications equipment playing up.
Like many, I've been distracted by the need to know how people are doing out in the devastated areas of the Caribbean, reading so many of the back stories, hidden under the various layers of news. There's so much devastation of late, since that big eclipse and it's surging, watery full Moon, across the globe, but I know some of these islands more personally, so I guess that hits home. I've read a lot about kindness and about fears today, about tragedies and about inspiring acts of humanity.
Today's Mercury aspect is diversions and detours.. have you had any of those?
Also with Pluto involved, discussions about deeper topics that feel taboo or complex.have been in the air. Also, Saturn is forming,by the wee small hours of Thursday, a 90 degree alignment with the Sun bringing mountains to climb, testing skills and staying power, throwing rocks in the path. Those rocks can be used as experience that strengthens or as material to build something solid and secure.
Venus is aligning with Saturn just now, until just after midnight, too, so there will be soothing and comfort around, and as it's Venus, women in particular could bring something to the table in currently stressful situations, with quietly wise words or deeds, perhaps behind the scenes, that just might help to improve matters.
Mercury is still in his "shadow" phase, so there are facts yet to emerge that might be important to know, and if you are being hemmed in or held back in some way, that's, possibly in retrospect, going to work for you.September 19th marks the point where Mercury is clear of fog, shadows and detours
Friday 8th September 2017 Today's alignment of Mars with Pluto (sesquiquadrate) has the feel of big efforts having to go into getting things sorted, mended, resolved, and of course Mars and Pluto are known for extreme force, which seems to describe the current weather systems wreaking havoc around the world, connected to the eclipse that had such a strong Mars theme, and to the Full Moon in Pisces, with ruler Neptune intensifying the oceanic theme too. Right now, with an Aries Moonphase afoot, well that brings many a hero. Sun will align with Pluto tomorrow (Saturday 9th) in a transformative, regenerating aspect. Sunis in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn. People will be amazing in their practical efforts. Before this horrid news broke, I was speaking about the full Moon requiring us to apply practical compassion, and that seems very much to be what's called for. Thoughts with those around the world going through such turmoil and torment. Counting every blessing here on the west coast of Scotland where the climate may not always delight, but is as a rule, more temperate. Hope your weekend is kind. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday 6th September 2017
Today's Full Moon is in Pisces, stirring our intuitive, creative, compassionate instinctual selves, bringing matters to a peak, many of which require a gentle, wise touch, while Mars is newly in Virgo, sign of service, and of detail. Trusting the intuition that tells you to check the detail, and also to do the things that your soul tells you are right and good.
It is a time to show practical compassion. To put shape and form to creative ideas, to take the vision, the dream and believe in it and to work to make it happen. Mars in Virgo works very hard to get things right. Sometimes over hard, striving for perfection which of course proves elusive, as perfectionists are rarely convinced they've achieved that goal!
This full Moon energy can bring a twist of anxiety about not being perfect, but it can also stir the urge to work hard to make a dream come true.
That current saying of "believe and achieve" springs to mind. Mercury has gone forward, but he is still slow, so some ongoing processes could take a wee while to come together, but there should be progress over the next ten days, following that unsettled or uncertain phase of delays over Mercury's shadowy and retrograde weeks that coloured much of August, along with that solar eclipse that swept in new events to be taken into consideration.
Now we're looking at the bottom line more clearly as the coming fortnight unfolds, towards new Moon on 20th. Knowing what you've got to work with is the first step to setting off on a fresh chapter.
Wishing you wind beneath your wings and success with all of your aims, and if you catch sight of that glorious Pisces full Moon, make a wish..do, but also do the homework on how to make it happen! Till next time, thanks for stopping by!
Sunday 3rd September 2017 Mercury with Mars can bring frustration over details, possibly over what's been missed out. Double check tickets and schedules and timetables and you won't go far wrong. Watch for younger males being peacocks or prickly pears at times too, and look out for male celebrities making news, too. In fact there could be a lot of showbizzy sparkle and glitz around this time.
Friday 25th August 2017:Saturn pauses, turning forward after having been backtracking in relation to planet Earth since 6th April this year, a phase he repeats annually, but it often seems that business and property matters begin to move forward at the same time as Saturn does, and during his retrograde, those affairs can seem slower moving. So with saturn heading forward on a day when the Sun, now in Virgo, the caretaker of details and the analyst, in aspect with transformer Pluto in Capricorn, linked to business and to property, this could be a pivotal time for many folk immersed in career and business and property moves and upheavals, renovations etc. Things are beginning to gather momentuum, but with Mercury still retrograde, there may be some details yet to be firmed and finalised, which may not be a bad thing. It could be that in the light of something official that comes to your attention, a plan will be altered.
There's some fiery energy afoot just now too. Everyone has their own agenda at the best of times, but mighty Mars is with Mercury in Leo and egos can run amok and folk can be cranky and feisty and narky, so over the next few days, it could be good to stay busy, give each other plenty of personal space. Relationships could be warmed by a bit of mutual appreciation, by focussing on the shiny bits of each other! Venus comes to leo this Saturday 26th, and as she's in the company of Mars, she can also spark off some sizzly passion of the more enjoyable sort.
Wednesday 30th.. a lunchtime phase where things feel heavy or obstructed is followed by delight..
Looks like Thursday 31st will bring people back in touch and for some, awaited offers . Still, check those fine details to be sure they definitely are correct/suit. Something may be further adjusted, not necessarily a bad thing.
Sunday 3rd September 2017 Mercury with Mars can bring frustration over details, possibly over what's been missed out. Double check tickets and schedules and timetables and you won't go far wrong. Watch for younger males being peacocks or prickly pears at times too, and look out for male celebrities making news, too. In fact there could be a lot of showbizzy sparkle and glitz around this time.
In view of the mighty solar eclipse of Monday 21st August, I was intrigued by this quote from fellow astrologer Robert Thibodeau "Solar Eclipses remove God or parent from taking care of you. Then you find out if you can walk or fly on your own. Fun stuff if you have feet or wings, otherwise have heart my friends to will to learn. As Plato said, if you are willing to learn….anything can happen. These are times, anything can happen. Imagine, there’s no separateness…..no need not to love"
My observation on this..Removing God or parent.. this isn't necessarily about removing people.. but about removing some aspect of a support system you thought you needed.. maybe you can benefit still from this, in which case the word "need" could be replaced by the word appreciate. It's about realising how strong your own wings are..in some shape or form. A light goes out.. we are left in the dark..we have time to reflect, we have a chance to start afresh. And when the light returns maybe we love it more, maybe we see things differently, and maybe we are stirred to take a new path, or to make more of what we have.
Monday 14th August 2017 Little Mercury paused yesterday, Sunday 13th, at 0200hrs BST, so if you had a frustrating day of fruitless journeys or found it hard to tie up with folk, that's the little trickster at work, be warne! He will bring folk back to you though, and he'll get you re-doing things which will mean many things. You might have a retest and a case of second (opr third) time lucky, or a reconnection or a revival in your life that's actually quite welcome. But know that Mercury isn't paying his usual attention and that you will benefit from double checking the details over these three weeks when the little communications master also seems to turn trickster! Rushing into fresh agreements once Mercury is retrograding ( August 13th - September 5th) often means there are details we later wish we'd stopped and paid more attention to. Purchases are sometimes not what we thought we'd paid for. So vigilance is smart!
Be prepared for delays connected to visits and to services being supplied. But also be prepared for some things actually finally happening that have been awaited for some time, and rejigged appointments could happen. Look out for cancellations that accelerate a waiting list too.
This week has quite a strong social element to it, with Venus in the mood for harmony, although at times everythign will feel quite full on and maybe a wee bit complicated by trying to get diaries dovetailing, or by the heart beign willing but the head trying to keep things manageable!
This is the shadow week of the big solar eclipse that's being much talked about, happening on Monday 21st, in Leo, and visible across USA, therefore being referred to as the great Americal eclipse. It's very much homing in on leaders and monarchs. Eclipses change the order of things and they open new doors. Solar eclipses are new Moons, but stronger in effect as they mark closure ( /a light goes out then is relit) and indicate clear and obvious new beginnings, rather than gradual transitions.
This one is in Leo, a sign that can be flamboyant and dramatic, or it can be dignified and regal. So it's no surprise that news is so much about the posturing of peacock politicians. The eclipse has the masculine, action planet Mars alongside, aspecting Uranus the revolutionary, innovative, lightning like planet, called the Awakener. and bringer of swift changes, and Mars is also in aspect with Saturn, who's pausing,suggesting that the experienced elders of government may be pulling more strings than is obvious. Mars and Saturn are linked to military figures and action, too, as well as to rigid discipline and determination to do well.
On a personal level, now is a good time to get your act together, to organise yourelf well, and to work towards the achievement of future security and stability. To give your best shot to being your best self. But do remember the rogue effect of that reversing Mercury and keep close watch on the details!
Friday 4th August 2017 Today there's a Jupiter (in Libra) Pluto(in Capricorn) Square, and on Monday a lunar eclipse (in Aquarius). So things are gathering momentuum, reaching a crescendo, a peak. Where in your life is there some element of injustice or imbalance? It's being corrected, even though that might not yet be crystal clear.
And if you are the one who's knocked your life off balance through taking a wrong turn, now is the time when you are being called upon to correct it. Take the chance to make your own karma better wherever that opportunity presents itself.
I have in the last couple of weeks, heard SO many stories of situations which have been hard going for the last two years or even for much longer, reaching a point of transformation.
Karma is at work. Jupiter and Pluto have always fascinated me as a combination, as Jupiter is known as the greater benefic and Pluto is that circle of life/death/resurrection and deep resources of power on many levels. Pluto is extreme and seems to represent the Phoenix within us all, and even retribution, fate, accumulation of karma.
Jupiter in mythology was fostered out, away from his birth family, which was unsafe for him. He might have been "abandoned" in his eyes, but in truth he was saved from his cruel father Saturn (Chronos) who devoured all of his other children. In the myth he ate them all, but there are other ways to "devour" a person, as we all know.
Jupiter's mother (Rhea) had him fostered out and fed his father a stone in place of the newborn. A sea goat called Amalthea reared Jupiter until he came of age, whereupon he returned to the family unit, strong and confident, and rather like the wicked wolf in Red Riding Hood's story, Saturn was ripped open, slain by his son ( fulfilling a prophecy made many years before when he himself had slain his own father, Uranus) and the siblings were all released, reborn. So Jupiter is the rescuer, and perhaps also the bringer of justice/karmic consequence as he makes the closure aspect (of three) with Pluto in Saturn's own sign.
Pluto represents the underworld, the stuff that goes on that our senses alert us to, but which often cannot be seen. Situations that torment us, such, for example as subtle bullying or betrayals and treachery. Jupiter in aspect with Pluto is akin to that point where it seems impossible that things can turn around. But they do.
Look out for situations that may have plagued you, turning around. Look out for impossible breakthroughs actually happening.
This is also eclipse season, this August, and Monday's lunar eclipse marks completion, conclusion,perhaps revelations too. Full Moon is the peak, the maximum, the full picture.
This eclipse is, naturally in tandem with a solar eclipse. They come as a pair. The solar eclipse is in Leo, on 21st August. This pair of eclipses happened back in August 1998. Can you recall what was happening in your life that was the focus of quite a significant ending/beginning?
Eclipses usually correspond with some kind of a changeover or new pace. Out with the old, in with the new. Fresh starts. It's likely to mean more to those whose personal planets and angles are connected to the degrees of these eclipses, the lunar at 15 degrees of Aquarius (this may especially resonate for those with birthdays 2-5th February) and the solar at 28 degrees of Leo (this may especially resonate with those whose birthdays fall 20-22nd August)
Be aware of deeper feelings surfacing over this coming, swelling Moon weekend. Monday's full Moon eclipse could stir passions for fairness and equality and for humanitarian causes. Watch for all kinds of scientific breakthroughs surfacing, too and for some news around the world of TV, Aviation and Telecommunications. Reality TV shows could be raising eyebrows more than usual at this full Moon, too.
Funnily enough the week that follows could bring relief to many.
Have a good one.
Friday 28th July There's been a lot of Mars energy and it'll continue, giving quite a boost to your intentions and also at times inclining us to burn ourselves out doing too much, over thinking, too much on your mind, too much on the task list. The weekend has a slower moving feel to it, thanks to the Sun and Mars, both now in Leo of course, in a quirky aspect with Saturn, which means that there is some trip yourself up energy hee, and possibly some blessings in disguise over the things that actually don't happen too rapidlt. That Sun/Mars aspect is fiesty and fiery and wants action and wants to shine and dazzle, while Saturn tugs back and reminds us that we're wise to make sure we are well prepared and organised. Recognising limits and boundaries and respecting the rulebook are important considerations opver this coming week as Jupiter comes into this mix too, squaring Pluto. That combo says that there may be something required by way of terms and conditions or official paperwork, before something is "released", approved, made possible.
Gorgeous Venus is coming into Cancer from Monday afternoon too. These next few weeks will be a lovely time to be hospitable, and to bring warmth to family ties. Thanks for reading my cosmic updates and have a great week!
Friday 21st July 2017 Today, Friday, has some excellent energy for thinking outside of the proverbial parameters with a Sun/Uranus square!! Uranus is in an "awakener" planet has been triggering the (current) sun rise sign of Cancer from his high zenith point of Aries, which means that many of us are getting woken sooner than we wanted to be!!
Mars just arrived, strutting in like a peacock in Leo.. everyone wants to dazzle, people spark off of each other to show their feathers! It's a great time to be creative or sports or to make babies!
Sun arrives in Leo on Saturday afternoon at 16:15hrs BST. Babies born from then are lions and lionesses, born to shine! New Moon is on Sunday, the first of two in Leo, the second being a solar eclipse, so there'll be a lot happening around leaders and I suspect Royal news too, given the intensity of all this Leo focus. Eclipses mark the end of one era, beginning of another. and they used to be interpreted only to the affairs of leaders and monarchs. So the eclispe is on August 21st and it'll mark a significant development around at least one very high ranking global figure, not necessarily on the date, perhaps in the coming weeks ahead of the eclipse, or just after.. but it is a key time of shifts and changes for us all.
So here comes this first new Moon in Leo is this Sunday at 10:46hrs and Mars is alongside for a few hours,. and the sky looks narky to me. It looks like a lot of posturing, preening and impatience. GO EASY!! " Be humble, as you may be wrong" I read somewhere recently.
Traditionally between now and Monday it's Moon dark, as the Moon shrinks to her thinnest, is good for quietly preparing for those new chapters rather than leaping in there, so I'd sit and meditate and set those intentions into wishes and prayers and heed the intuition that guides you from your core to what's best, once the Sun reaches Leo tomorrow from 16:15 .This Saturday night's energies in particular are wonderful for that, but there's a brewing energy that's going to tempt some to be a bit hasty. I'm sure you are well aware that normally it's the full Moon that is supposed to be when we all get wacky, but this Sunday when the Moon actually becomes new has some crazy energies around it. Uranus unsettles with a giddy, sensitive aspect, then Moon is in Leo and new at 10:46am, and Mars wants to be heard, he wants action. he sees the road he wants to travel on and wants to leap onto it without checking what's coming. Moon is DARK ..this means it's easy to leap too soon, to overreact or to grab at something that might be better scrutinised first. Like a beautiful rose. Be careful on the roads, be willing to listen and learn and try to think a beat or two ahead, to think of the long game!
Tuesday 18th July 2017 Mars and Uranus are very much in the picture today..go carefully in high octane situations.. think of the long term outcome that you're seeking. Mars and Uranus are linked with bumps and with explosions of anger and impatience causing accidents, and with mechanical issues. They can also bring fast progress to certain situations, so long as there's a clear well thought out plan and the preparation is right. Then it's seize the moment time. Don't get angry, live well, says the cosmos, although there's a sneaky wee Mars/Neptune connection tonight too which can bring ulterior motives and glossed up facts so look beneath the surface, for example if you are looking at buying something or if someone is feeding you ammunition they'd like you to fire. Reading the road ahead might prove to be wise advice
Thursday 6th July 2017 There is such an intensity in the air just now, and I am sure everyone feels it. like what's simmering under or buried away is bursting to the surface. Sunday 9th has the Sun and Mars in Cancer, (the protector and defender, the sign of the family and of the home and of the past).. in opposition to that big Capricorn ( governments, authorities and structure, security, property, establishments) Moon and Pluto, and it's an energy that can be used to turn things right around in the best of ways, a time to turn the tide on what's over and done with.
But it can also churn us up, and it can show what's defunct, what's not going to last another season, needs repaired or renewed. Pluto can stir our most primitive feelings of ancient pain and jealousy and fear of being "replaced" ourselves.
He can take us down to touch the bottom of the sore place, heal it, fix it, mend it and rebirth us stronger than we were before. The truth is that Pluto experiences whatever they are, whether they are about revamping and rebuilding the home, a business, or even getting some part of ourselves mended, leave us changed forever. We can't go back to where we used to be.
So often when Pluto is stirring things in our own charts, we see things that can't be unseen, that change our view of the world. Like soldiers going to war then coming home, changed, quite different. Or someone going to volunteer for the Red Cross in a famine zone. People who become very wealthy or powerful, too, people who get a new lease of life through a massive experience, such as an organ transplant, and people who get the chance to take their ambitions to the top, people who get to see life in an entirely different perspective. Pluto experiences are deep. They can also enrich us. We can see the world in a way that strips away old silly doubts and fears that used to matter and no longer do.We become deeper as human beings, seeing more, feeling more, and often more empathetic too.
Not everyone reading this will relate to the power of Pluto to utterly transform and turn your life around, but those who do might well sigh in recognition. There's a turning point this week for many, and it is about letting go of what you can now see, maybe after several years of struggling to keep or get something back on track that actually, no longer fits where you are now, which in itself can prove liberating, allowing you to start heading for the real rebirthing that comes from a Pluto transit.
So often people go through unfathomably tough times that seem to have no rhyme nor reason, and truth be told, they are never going to be understood, and would never have been sought, but every tough time eventually eases and the space of what's gone might be filled by something that gives purpose and passion and maybe makes a difference to the world along the way, too. Pluto can bring wealth in his own way, too.
Pluto is far from sweet, so when I see him making a lot of big hits as he has been doing, particularly affecting those born with planets (and chart points) in Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, it makes me want to say.. I know you are going through some big stuff just now, and I hear you. I also know that you'll come out the other side of these changes, reborn.
Wednesday 28th June 2017. Virgo Moon today = good for tackling the details and tending the task list. Mercury aligns with Mars at 20:50hrs this evening UK time, so many of us are feeling the urgency to get our limbs moving! This is a sharp connection too so watch for sharp things..have respect for them. Words can be sharper or maybe more motivational, too. With Mercury orbiting towards an opposition with deep and secretive Pluto by Friday, it may be that some things aren't being asked/ said that need to be, but picking the right time is important, because fiery Mars is in the picture, opposing Pluto exactly on Sunday lunchtime, and he's easily ruffled.He's also easily stirred to defend, protect and repair.
Tuesday 27th June 2017 Mercury is square to Jupiter today.. be careful what you promise..and scrutinise the details, and on the other hand, you may get more than you bargained for in a good way. Plus if you can help another with a kindness or make each other giggle, it'll be the best therapy..
New Moon tomorrow 24th June 2017..and it's pretty passionate..if you get up on your high horse about anyone or anything that you see in need of protection, needs defending, over the next few days, you won't be talked down
Sun finds Cancer this Wednesday morning 21st June 2017 at 05:24hrs marking the Solstice.. midsummer, and the lightest of nights..Babies born from then are cute wee Crabs..born to nurture and to protect and to keep us safe. Cancerians love their grub, and a good hearty home cooked dinner doesn't go amiss as a rule. They can have all their defences up and seem quite cool even a bit nippy at times or hypersensitive to perceived criticism, but there's such a warm heart under that shell, that you could well be glad you decided to persevere. Family matters a lot to Cancer, whether it's the big extended unit or their own wee one. Feelings are hard to discharge, and they forgive but never forget. It's hard to get close, truly close to a Cancerian, but those who do are rewarded with a warmth, caring and loyalty second to none.
19th June 2017 Moon's just passed her conjunction with agitation and upsetting planet Uranus and she's heading for a "keep communicating" aspect with the Sun, followed by two weary but compassionate links with Neptune ..and planet Venus makes a sweet aspect tomorrow morning with Neptune, too, so reaching out to be loving and kind, being creative, thoughtful and loyally steadfast, those qualities will shine..
12th June 2017 Some things are taking time to happen this week. Saturn is opposing the Sun. Doors may seem closed or options blocked or just not yet being made clear. All in good time, says Saturn, the timelord of the solar system... or maybe it's more a case of all in Saturn's time. Today, Monday, is good for quietly taking care of business, no fancy manoevures. Tomorrow brings answers for many, even good news for some, although "stick to the plan, stick to the rulebook" Saturn is still dominating till Thursday's by.
9th June 2017 Moon will be full by 14:10hrs, in Sagittarius, with Jupiter turning direct at 15:02.. this is an important, truly significant date for many, but some hoping for progress and change will be kept waiting 10-12 days for breakthroughs, followed by a highly charged action phase that'll possibly surprise those who currently feel as though things are muted or diluted.
6th June 2017 Moon is in Scorpio today and Venus is newly arrived in Taurus..this is a strong feminine energy, showing many women of the world building their strength to nurture, protect and bring harmony. It's not that guys don't have or show these qualities, far from it, as we are all a mix of masculine and feminine energies, but today just looks like one of these days when women are prominent ..That Scorpio Moon can bring out the best in human nature, unity of feeling and the strength to move mountains, and yes, as said before, the Scorpio Moon highlights the extremes in the world too, and Moon will align with both Jupiter and Neptune, so there's a lot of reflection today, but also quiet resolutions being made about making the most of what we share, what we do have right now.
1st June 2017 June begins a powerful all change chapter for many, with a theme of "balance being redressed".
25th May 2017 Pluto is very much in evidence over this Moondark phase..new Moon in Gemini tonight, so a day to be really aware of the undercurrents, and to be mindful of what you step into..Venus squares Pluto which brings situations where people can change their lives forever, especially in relationships..which can be for good or not so good. Go gently. Think about what you say and how you say it, and if you know you might stir something up by initiating a certain connection, whether it's a danger that you might tie yourself in to a commitment you don't really want, which could be financial as easily as emotional, please think ahead. Let your thoughts go to a point where the consequences of your actions now will be felt.. think about how those consequences may impact. The only real power worth anything at all...is love.
Wednesday 10th May 2017 Full Moon tonight at 22:42hrs, in Scorpio..intense emotional highs and lows for some. There's jittery, unsettling stuff in the air, especially over last night as Mercury aligned with Uranus, making this a thoroughly exciting or else a really tense time. Scorpio full Moon reminds us that time is precious, reflecting the whole circle of birth, life, death and of course rebirth.Could be a day when you're inclined to arrange to do something that reflects this.. "we're here, we're alive now, let's do that thing we always said we would". Try to make allowances for the swell of emotion, and try also to be the best you you can be today..regardless of whether or not there's "something in it" for you. Scorpio goes the extra mile, in every sense, so make that extra mile one you will feel proud about :-)
Tuesday 9th May 2017 Can you feel the beginning, the birth of a new mindset, pattern, way of doing things? Mercury makes his final in a lengthy series of recent conjunctions with the planet of revolution and innovation and of the higher mind, Uranus, who's in Aries for a few years yet.. and with a full Moon tomorrow in Scorpio, this is about gestation, it's about fertilisation, and about death of the old patterns, conception and growth of something fresh and new.
The full Moon swells emotions to their height, and we see the best and the worst of human nature at such a time, when Scorpio is prominent, with dramas, maybe even some shockers making news..surprise announcements.
Uranus is in Aries, sign of the leader, and as Uranus is unconventional.. look at what we are seeing..we are being shaken right out of our entrenched expectations. It's a time of opposites..and yet this full Moon is saying, okay, let's turn this extreme tide and start working with what we have here.
Mars is in Gemini, unsettling and agitating communications, too, and come Thursday, is in an undermining, flat tyre, low energy link with Neptune..so look out for rogues making news, and perhaps for news of a prominent male personality exiting the role he's been in.
Friday takes Mars into an alignment with Jupiter, on a Sagittarius Moon day, which could bring a lot of fiery politicking, and also a big push forwards after that energy dip. Have a good week all!
Friday 5th May 2017 Looks like a good weekend ahead for many with Moon in a good mood with Jupiter in sociable Libra ( watch for wee cranky mechanical things though)... enjoy, whatever your plans are! :-)
Friday 28th April 2017 Hey Venus! Great to see you back in Aries after all that messin' about with relationships..although stargazers know that as you aligned with Chiron and squared Saturn, you wer