Friday 8th November 2019 Something's shifting, coming together, can you feel it? Is there something you need to shed, an old unhealthy habit or behaviour pattern that's just not working for you, not serving you any more, if indeed it ever did? Is there an association that's no longer for you? Saturn and Neptune are aligning with the Sun to open the door and set you free of your own barricades to suceess, fulfilment, wellbeing. Have faith in you right now, because there is cosmic wind beneath those wings!
Love this image..love to share astrological insights.. Mercury turned retrograde at 15:40 GMT today 31st October 2019 for three weeks, although he remains in shadow until early December, after which he's all systems go, especially where endings and new, Phoenix like beginnings are on the cards.
This planet rules communications and travel and the connections we make, that which makes links. Think about this as this three week retrograde unfolds, and be ready for some re-connections, as familiar faces reappear, we have rethinks, and for plans we think we're sure about to be the focus of some revision,
How does Mercury retrograding impact us? First the challenging aspects:
The "backtracking" is associated with plans unraveling, and also with people backing off. With words blurted, messages sent, actions taken without due thought or full awareness of potential consequences. We say yes to doing something on a certain date not realising there's something already in the diary. Lack of due care and attention is very much a Mercurial issue!
We don't check the time of the train or bus and miss it because the timetable changed and we never checked. We head off to buy stuff without the money or bank card. We leave the car keys in the boot. We order something online without checking the delivery details. On and on it goes. We agree a deal then wish we had taken more time to think about it. We spill a secret and wish we didn't.
Then Mercury ( planet of communications and conversations and arrangements that link us to others, and connections of a physical nature, so items that connect two or more things together) will turn forward ( 20th November) only to revisit the areas he's already been traveling across, bringing further information to light which may cause us to revise the decisions we made during the retrograde.
On the plus side, this is a great time to pull back and really do your homework, to revise and study and rehearse and fine tune and to complete unfinished projects.
People get back to you at last, in some cases after a six month wait or even longer.
You were on the brink of doing something and get some tips or inside information that helps you to do even better. Mercury in Scorpio is very much about going deep and will be good for those undergoing therapy too, dipping deeper into what's usually hidden.
There are many pluses for this phase. A delay could mean having time to catch up with yourself, and indeed with others.
Mercury in Scorpio does mean, retrograde or not that many intriguing snippets of information could come to light which give us a great deal to think about. It'll be a time of much talk about endings and about plans for new beginnings, some of it not followed through, so get contracts and agreements written in stone or similar! Lotsalove 💖✨💫✨🌟💖
Sunday 27th October 2019 We're in Moondark, with a new Moon tomorrow morning at 03:38hrs GMT so please go gently and force nothing, especially over the next few hours as Mars completes a jarring square to Saturn which is akin to trying to drive a Ferrari with the brakes on, or being stuck at traffic lights. So imagine what we're being told/taught here? Pace, prepare, patience. Use "stuck" time wisely by doing other things. If something is physically jammed, don't force it. Read instructions, step back, check it out carefully. Remember the tale of the Hare and the Tortoise? Mars is in ♎ Libra, sign of relationship, of balance, mediators, persuaders, bridges. Saturn is in ♑ Capricorn, sign of government, authority, seniors, structures, responsibility, mountain climbers, management. As it's Moondark, and (until half past eight pm this Sunday night) she's still in Libra, there will be massive behind the scenes politicking going on and these two planets are going to bring many a back scratching deal. Mercury is in shadow, (retrograde from Thursday afternoon till November 20th). So what's discussed today has repercussions or comes to light around 7th December. Tomorrow's Scorpio new Moon is in direct opposition to the radical shake up planet Uranus. Uranus has a way of bringing the least expected development. Of stirring us to act in a way that surprises or even shocks. Yet often what this planet does is brings one of those "blurt it out" or "now or never" moments born of feeling stuck or in some way pressured to the point that we suddenly express that inner "rebellion", the statement that says "From now on things are going to be different". This will manifest on many levels, and is neither a prediction of good or bad, simply an energy (and I do see what's in the atmosphere around us as energy awaiting a channel). Moondark is the time to lace together some ideas, but have plan A and B and maybe even plan C in your thoughts in order to be able to respond in your own best way to the twists and turns being indicated by this dynamic new Moon phase. Revolutionary shake ups, economic changes, planet shakes = weather extremes may be in the news. And of course Uranus can bring about turns, volte face, reversals and swift severance from old patterns. The next couple of weeks will be incredibly helpful to those needing or wanting to shed old habits and make serious life pattern shifts, so use this time to sweep away the old toxins, declutter, strip things back, ready for a fresh start. Scorpio new Moon says don't be afraid of the process necessary to realign, to streamline, to become perhaps a more authentic, more true to you, YOU. Uranus opposed says, sometimes we have a moment of "awakening" that takes us there. Lotsalove all, and let us know how you go if you like, on my Facebook thread! 🌠💕🌠
Saturday 12th October 2019 This Aries full Moon (full tomorrow night)is a biggie..many will find the closure they need. Bold pioneering moves are showing the determination to turn things around and make lemonade from the lemons, salsa from the rotten tomatoes hurled unfairly, using the stumbling blocks as building bricks. ARIES marks beginnings and tomorrow's full Moon is already making her mark, bringing to fruition point your brave efforts, the new road lit up, and the courage to let go, to open up, to be your finest YOU. Aries is about standing solo, not about being alone, more about separating yourself from anything that's been getting between you and the true expression of your unique individuality. Be bold but not hasty, be brave but not foolhardy. Know who enriches you and recognise who you can be your best YOU with. Focus on the positives and get ready for new adventures, even though there may be a road to travel before take off. SHINE like that glorious Moon!🌠🌕🌠 Sunday 6th October 2019 Moon has been going through some deep connections with serious planets Saturn and Pluto. It's a reshaping phase, where we rejig priorities, possibly of necessity. Reconnecting with the roots, taking things apart to reconstruct them to better fit current circumstances, taking a long hard look at exactly what you have what you need to do, and deciding who you want alongside on the journey. Team power, family power, building a dynasty or perhaps a business. Taking charge and steering, maybe as part of a like minded group. Committing to beginnings and to endings. Those are themes around just now. Last night night have brought some deep, soul searching moments that could lead to more solid ground for the future. Politics looks mighty busy over this weekend, with the Capricorn Moon illuminating those in power in government especially. But whatever the big deal is just now in your life try to get some perspective on it..step away and look at the bigger picture. It might help. Lotsalove 🌟 💕🌠 p>Friday 4th October 2019 Cosmic shift time. Can you feel the big shift just now? Deeply powerful, undercurrents and revelations and uncoverings and consequences planet Pluto was stationing this week, direct yesterday 3rd.
Where in your life is something finally happening, coming to a close, somethign that's maybe been needed for a long long time, perhaps something that needs closure, to be cut out of your life, over and done with?
Mercury arrived in Scorpio just after Pluto made the shift ( and I do know it's planet Earth that's really making the speed up in our orbit!) Pluto is the ruler orb of Scorpio, so announcements and deep discussions, revealing of secrets and perhaps deep digging that reveals answers and solutions which have previously proved elusive.
Mars is the ancient ruler of Scorpio and he's just arrived in Libra, the bridge builder, and here, the warrior planet will encourage the fighter for fairness to take the most diplomatic but direct approach and will also favour those who work as part of a we rather than just a me.
Watch for some stuck moments until Tuesday, though as Saturn is jarrig with the Sun and Mercury opposes Uranus, the revolutionary planet, so there will be some stubborn standoffs in evidence and if you want to make progress with a plan, that may be easier from Tuesday but also simpler when the rule book is worked with not against.
Mars in Libra will help sharp minds to focus on the wiser routes through challenges.
Venus comes to Scorpio on Tuesday evening, and she brings deeper emotions and relationships might be revived or past wounds healed. Mars and Venus are then operating in mutual reception, which means their influence blends in a way that can be beneficial. "You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours". Also getting the best out of a team set up, or, dare I say, a coalition, becomes more likely from Tuesday.
The Moon is swelling, full on Sunday 13th in Aries, which really focuses on doing things that are right for YOU but with Mars and Venus in that mutual reception, very likely with the support and encouragement of others around you. Advice? Be as considerate and thoughtful as you can be, while keeping your efforts rolling smoothly along , with your eye never leaving your goal. There could be a rather positive outcome around that full Moon. Lotsalove
Friday 27th September 2019. New Moon happens at 19:26hrs BST (18:26hrs GMT) tomorrow in Libra, sign of agreements, partnerships and alliances. Venus is ruler of this Moon and she aligns with Jupiter, so whatever else is going on in the world, something positive is about to happen. Yes, Jupiter enlarges and makes everything larger than life, and he's currently reflecting the craziest over the top time in political terms. But Venus is goddess of love and in her own sign. Something will warm our hearts this weekend. More soon. Make your new Moon plans, set out your hopes and intentions and have faith in your ability to steer the best path to success. Lotsalove
Friday 13th September 2019 A full Moon is brewing, exact tomorrow 14th at 05:33 UK time. Try not to see the world's problems as yours to fix today under these "bursty head" cosmic tides. Straighten out what's in front of you that you CAN do something about. Keep it simple. If we all do that..the world just might feel less chaotic
Jk Rowling .. humanitarian Aquarius rising and although the Sun is in Leo, it's in Virgo's house added to five Virgo planets. Mother Theresa was Virgo. This is the chart of a person who doesn't crave approval, just to do what she does, well, and to be of service along the way.
September 10th 2019 As the Sun moves into opposition with Neptune this Tuesday, you might find yourself sleepier, dreamier, more sentimental, emotional, more compassionate, and possibly more bedazzled by glamorous images, too. Go gently on yourself and on those who may not be quite up to par. Tuesday stirs memories of "the way we were"..while Wednesday brings a refreshing lunar tide that's loaded with humanitarian energy and with team spirit. When folk have a sense of purpose, and when they pull together to do something good, this is just the best planet ever. 💖✨💖
8th Sept 2019 Been away on a break, learning lots! Sorry for slow updates!
Thursday 29th August 2019
Tomorrow's sparkling new Virgo Moon is about getting in your own driving seat and steering a new path, about taking on a new approach, trying something new. Looking honestly at your own natural gifts and talents and resolving, as if it were new year, to make them work in new ways for you. This is a lunar beginning that's got such a potent emphasis on Virgo, on being of service to each other, on sweeping away the clutter, the superficial stuff that matters very little at the end of the day and opening ourselves to the present, to the future, and letting go of those aspects of the past which no longer serve us, whether it's actual clutter or old methods, even for some, old jobs. Virgo is about health, wellbeing and employment and skills and also, crucially, in the Corn Goddess role, associated with Astraea, very much about environmental issues.
"Latinized form of the Greek Αστραια (Astraia), derived from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star". Astraea was a Greek goddess of justice and innocence. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo." so this new Moon is our reminder to detox..in every sense. Detox all the negativity, stop seeing the half empty glass of our lives, but do see the environmental impact of our actions, and detox from apathy that's perhaps allowed us to leave politicians with too much power to steer our planet badly. Without getting too political, it's a time for us to sit up and listen and look after our planet, which in turn will look after us.. and it's time we thanked and appreciated it.
And time we took charge of our own individual wellbeing by doing what we KNOW is right for our health, mental and physical..
Set out your plans, your new Moon intentions and go gently on yourself for now as it's Moondark. Moon is new at 11:37an this Friday 30th August 2019. Let's use the wind she puts under our wings, wisely. Lotsalove 💖✨💖
Thursday 22nd August 2019The Sun is right at the end of pleasure seeking Leo, heading into conscientious Virgo in the morning at 11:02hrs BST/UT . Meantime the Sun meets Saturn this evenng and we are aware of limitatons, of shadows cast across a plan, and of situations that delay us in some way. There's some toing and froing and tussling with details coming up over Friday, and a weekend gain that'll be made through combining skills, resources and ideas. Mercury is tricky for quirky little matters and not so smooth for communications on Saturday, although where there's love there's plenty to be glad of, and Sunday will be the smoother day of the weekend.
The coming week is a shrinking Moon week, time to declutter and streamline and start to focus more on the main issues, the main priorities, the bottom line. with a new Moon by Friday, and it is an amazing new Moon, filled with dynamic, do things differently rays. Where things have come unstuck or been downright awkward, or even narky, it's as though a whole new approach, a new era becomes possible. Off with the old and on with the new. New technology, new techniques, new doorways, a whole new ballgame can begin. It's not the most comfortable of weeks, but it's a shake it out, wake us up, start afresh chapter which could be better news that we're expecting. Lotsalove ✨💖✨
Thursday 15th August 2019 Have you been feeling the intensity of this full Moon? It's exact here in UK at 13:29hrs in Aquarius, sign of humanitarianism, of friendship -think of Aquarius Robert Burns "a man's a man for a' that".. we're reminded that we're all walking and sharing this earth together and as the Moon is full that means she's opposite the Leo Sun and right now we've got Venus who's been in "the heart of the Sun".. exactly conjunct and aligned so we see intense experience around women and many instances of humanitarian, loving responses. We also see the "queen bee" centre stage personality in evidence, in many shapes, maybe through what's manifesting around larger than life characters, who remind us to shine our own light and never to underestimate the power of the collective, of team work. Full Moon turns the tide. True feelings emerge. There's completion. There's potential for healing and for successful partnership. Social life is often livelier too, and yes, as Aquarius is associated with mental health, full Lunar tides mean if something's on top of you, acknowledge it and know it will ease as the Moon shrinks but get that expert support through your full Moon phase. Everybody hurts sometimes. Everybody. So don't be alone.
Full Moon brings things to a peak..all of life's emotions, high and low and in between, and this one says love is what we're made of, kindness is what we are here to show, in whatever way we can..even if that's just a wee smile or a like on someone's post to show supportive thoughts. We're all walking this planet together, friends. 🌠💕🌠
Friday 9th August 2019 Moon is up there beside Jupiter, aligned tonight with a smile you'll perhaps feel from around 10pm onwards, as things feel as though they are less impossible, we feel more supported, although Venus and the Sun and Jupiter have been conspiring in the kindly ways for many of us, to bring the uplifting energy that helps us to find and use our wings.
Problems are not magically vanishing, but what is happening is that our ability to deal with them is enhanced through a fresh perspective, an opportunity to step outside of the usual boundaries and constraints in order to see what may be possible for the future. And more importantly, to see how we might better handle a present situation that's been painful to process. Mercury's re-entry to Leo ( repeating after the retrograde phase) comes Sunday evening, with echoes of what was happening, being thought or talked about at the end of June. And Merury exits that lengthy shadow with the full Moon on Thursday.
There will be love, and there will be support, over this coming full Moon (in Aquarius) week, and for some that may come from unexpected sources, but the most important message is of us being in this together, and of each of us essentially wanting and hoping for the same thing, for ease together and harmony.
Jupiter and Uranus are both pausing over the next few days. Jupiter goes forward as Uranus stalls to reverse. Jupiter opens things out, increases and enhances our sense of freedom to make new choices. Uranus, the revolutionary planet, moving across earthy Taurus since last year, is crackling with electricity, as the shake us awake planet. He's been doing a fine job of stirring media sources to wake up and report on plastics, which came into commonplace use the last time Uranus made this Taurus journey, so there's a lot of hope around as Jupiter goes forward and Uranus stations. It's like a cosmic stop sign with a more hopeful go sign.
Those two planets are also associated with material matters, and to discoveries of wider worlds, hence the news about new galaxies being discovered. I get so excited about the images we are shown of what's out there in space, but am way more concerned about what we are doing to our own mothership Earth.
So, as Uranus, the agitator slows and Jupiter, the opportunity planet speeds up, her's to some better news coming up in the second half of August as Mercury clears his tricky shadow that's been more apparent this time round thanks to those intense, eruptive eclipses that have stirred up what's never been properly addressed, encouraging us of late, to bite the bullet and dive in to what might have at times been painful, but which may have the potential to set us on a clearer, less complex path forward.
Focus on the necessities on Monday, when the Capricorn Moon eclipses its ruler Saturn and then meets Pluto. This will be an interested day in politics and with issues of management and leadership. It'll also be a significant date for news about structures and buildings. Prepare to perhaps grit your teeth to work your way through what's required as Monday's a day when we can all feel a bit weighted down, although the Capricorns have usually got these days mastered even if not enjoyed.
Sun will meet Venus in Leo on Wednesday. Look for news of powerful and prominent, perhaps dazzling women.
Moon swells full on Thursday at 13:29hrs BST (UT) in the humanitarian sign of Aquarius. This sign is vey much about rising above to get the bigger picture, and about folk uniting for a common cause. This is absolutely going to be in evidence over this week. It'll come in many guises. Try to be your best YOU, and I'll try to be my best ME. Lotsalove ✨💖✨
Friday August 2nd 2019 A quick update here.. Mercury just stopped his backtracking and paused, ready to go forward on Thursday 1st August, just after a new Moon formed in Leo, at a degree symbol that's associated with "Glassblowers making beautiful shapes through controlled breathing" Achieving something you'll feel is valuable through careful, consistent effort. Mercury remains in shadow until 16th August, as has been the case since late June, so although there is now direct motion, what's happening is that attention is now being paid to what's been overlooked or delayed, but there may be a queue ..Try not to feel as though suddenly you need to change everything thanks to what you've just been realising or made aware of. Maybe what you need to do is take time to think and make some adjustments. Is there a situation that's been opened up through this retro Mercury and in need of proper healing? Is there a scar that needs to be honoured, given respect, or even atoned for? This is the time when much healing could be taking place, very likely after Mercury has nipped back and refused to remain silent over what should have been said long since. Retro Mercury delves into the past and into family and into roots, so now that he's going forward, it's a good idea to pace yourself..controlled breathing will make the glass vase just perfectly beautiful. Go wisely and gently.
It matters a lot that you are being true to yourself this coming week, in order to make the sort of progress that you have been so aware of needing for a while. Be warm, but be firm, and be your best "YOU". Know that you have the right to feel free of any inner angst and turmoil, and know that this is YOUR life and that you deserve to live it fully and richly. This next week might be more enriching than you were expecting, but controlled breathing is wise.
Friday July 19th 2019 Many of us have been deeply stirred, even agitated by these recent eclipses in Cancer and Capricorn. Family, property, homeland, security, the roof over our heads and what we have to do to preserve that, those at the top whose decisions impact us all, such as government, all very much to the fore. Where have you most felt this? If you'd like to chat about it, please come over to my Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/lynne.ewart1 and https://www.facebook.com/LynneEwartScottishAstrologer/ .
Mercury is retrograding and heading back across Cancer now, on a day when Moon is in Aquarius, coming into Pisces tonight at 22:19hrs (UT) . Time to talk about what's been stirred? Pisces Moon over the weekend encourages us to find our deeper compassion, but for those who fight their own feelings and brick wall them, there could be a tendency to want to escape, maybe literally to take of from the scene that unsettled you, or to overindulge in comfort/escapsism routes. Sunday makes it very tricky to be light hearted or to turn away from the truth of your feelings though, and there's a rare alignment of communicator planet Mercury and the Sun in Cancer. Be true to who you really are, says the cosmic pattern. Mars aspects Neptune, too. Sometimes it's easier for people to disbelieve a truth than it is for them to handle what that knowledge as absolute fact might mean to them. Hold tight to your own authenticity, and be sure to stay on the path that'll enrich you longterm rather than be swayed to take short term avoidance tactics.
Equally on a more mundane level, short term fixes of any sort may not quite work. A shaky, or based on folk using each other/ pulling each other's strings type of relationship may be tested or even end under the rays of this Plutonic eclipse phase which are still with us, while challenges to the power or longevity of genuine love will be passed with flying colours.
Venus opposes eruptive Pluto this weekend, heralding rebirthing, the circle of life's endings, transitions and beginnings, especially around alliances of all sorts, (but especially those with undercurrents of hidden agendas) and of course, personal pairings. If we're hurting about an inexplicable pain connected to another, or feeling wounded in business, Pluto reminds us of what's in need of a more thorough attempt to truly transform and heal. Watch for a weekend when social media posts reflect those emotional tides too.
Pluto has a betrayal energy too.And Venus is very much about women, love, money, planet Earth and the material world. So watch for any jagged emotions around never fully addressed issues to rumble around like a steaming old ember, perhaps so they can be aired and honestly discussed, maybe even finally healed? And watch for news stories that fit those themes.
The power of love and its incredible healing potential will be in evidence too, with huge compassionate efforts, perhaps global aid efforts that serve to remind us of what the bottom line is really. To care, to show we care, to allow ourselves and others to heal and mend and to recover.
Further into this coming week and The "bring me sunshine" Leo Sun arrives on Tuesday at 03:50hrs (UT) , followed by an alignment with go getter, passionate Mars also in Leo and the opportunity and expansive planet Jupiter in adventurous Sagittarius come Thursday, when Mercury also conjuncts Venus and we chat with family, talk about what we're winding down or preparing for, and we get moving with long planned or discussed horizon widening intentions. Something will be made "better". Lotsalove ✨💖✨
July 16th 2019 Last night the Moon was tinged with red and so beautiful, so here's hoping for a clear sky tonight. It's called a blood Moon because of the colour that's coming from the sun's rays striking planet earth's shadow. And it's true that Blood Moons are linked to endings, often bringing news we know is coming about such matters. Eclipses can also be seen as portals for the entry and exit of remarkable souls.
A full Moon brings so much to a peak, and this one is an eclipse so it has a farther reaching impact in astrological terms, over the next few months, during which much of what's been decided, discussed, comes to it's conclusion. So say you decide it's really time to move on from a job, location or relationship.. it may take you a few months to get through the process of making that happen. This eclipse is homing in on security, and on taking charge of what's rendered you vulnerable, sorting it out, and with Pluto and Saturn involved, it's about striping things back to what really matters and rebuilding. I read someone's blog last night where they spoke about it as being not just "Thunder Moon" bit also "Grandmother's Moon".. which to me makes perfect sense.Time for the grown-ups to take over and straighten things out, and your Granny is usually a wise ole bird who wants the best for her family.
Did you have trouble sleeping last night? Or find yourself wiped and out for the count? Depends on how the eclipse pinpoints your own personal birth chart as to what's been triggered, but essentially this is the Capricorn full Moon, and those born under that sign and Cancer and Libra and Aries are likely to be reaching watershed moments and milestones.
Something that may or may not interest you is that both Princes Harry and William and their wives have Cancer and Capricorn, where the eclipses are happening of late, very prominent. Turning points being reached.
Pluto is potently involved, and this can bring a cathartic outpouring, like a boil bursting, and a healing thereafter. Things are never quite as they were, but they become truer, more authentic.
What comes "out" at this time has probably needed to for a very long time, and what changes now is likely to have had a lot of thought around it. For some there could be family caretaking chapters being highlighted or back to work after raising a family. Family businesses are to the fore, too.
Sometimes we're afraid of letting go, of releasing the past yet with Pluto involved it can be ancient toxic situations that are finally released. Many relationships will be strengthened, perhaps rebooted, doors swung open to a deepening, more intimate understanding. Any relationship that ends under this eclipse, probably needs to. Don't be afraid of saying goodbye to what's become a habit that's not served you well, and do not let go of your own truth.
Pluto can, over the years see you repressing yourself, diminishing yourself for the sake of "harmony" that's not even really there. Or for fear of not being up to the challenge of tackling the consequences of making a big move.
For example, someone in a job that's quite soul destroying, over the years gradually losing confidence and faith in their value, not moving on. Then along comes some light bulb moment, where suddenly the bars on the door aren't there. Often a person appears who is like grit in an oyster.. and maybe not immediately, but gradually, the outlook shifts and options appear. It can be good to listen to the "piece of grit" characters if you've felt stuck.
Sometimes, it's not until we are out of our comfort zone that we realise how capable we are. And with this particular lunar tide, your piece of grit character this week may well be female. The full Moon happens tonight at 22:38hrs UK time (BST/UT) but the eclipse begins from 17:22hrs onwards, and is probably going to be hard to see if it's cloudy, but chances are you are already well aware of its intensity and have been for a while. Eclipses do that.. Watch for power outages and for news of the power brokers. There's a lot of seismic activity around too.
Wishing you recognition of your own value and wisdom in your choices, the most successful of transitions, and joyful fruitions. Lotsalove ✨💖✨
Can you feel the intensity of the building lunar eclipse..and it's not just the eclipse, though that's going to be the trigger for many of what's already been brewing, for some, for many years, given that "consequence" and resource and volcanic Pluto is being illuminated by these Sun and Moon rays, as is Saturn, planet of security and seniority and structure.
This full Moon will eclipse Saturn on Tuesday morning at 08:18hrs here (UT) and then planet Earth casts its shadow to eclipse the Moon in Capricorn at 22:38hrs (UT) so later into the evening. (
You might be making some obvious core changes if your birthday falls around Hogmanay, July 1-3rd and January 14-16 as well as July 14-17, but the current energy will impact many others depending on where the planets were at birth, especially those with Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn planets. (You can input date time and place to create your birth chart on astrotheme.com) .
The Full Moon eclipse will happen on Tuesday night but it'll be felt over the weekend, that sense of time marching forwards, of the old order ending, new eras beginning. It'll be felt politically, and personally, as governments and leaders and established organisations meet with the crunch point that says "it's time". Family life shifts under this eclipse. Some will relocate or change career path. Pluto, even more so added to this coming eclipse, says it's time to release, to let go, to declutter, to bring things to the surface and sometimes that feels cathartic, in a healing way, often when you look back. Sometimes we dread what has to change, then find it's exactly what needed to happen.
Because Mars is in Leo and so is Mercury who's retrograding, we can make knee jerk decisions and over react to what we're presented with, so be gentle with yourself and take time to figure out the bigger plan, what you most need and what of all that's shifting, how to make it as good as it can be.. Use the weekend energy to declutter and clear, and be prepared for realisations of what has to go or be repaired, but also make time this Saturday to enjoy what's good, and to remind yourself of the point in the future that you're currently aiming for. " When "this" is all done and dusted"..as it surely will be. By Thursday of this week there may be something nice to look forward to. There will also be a lot of kindness shining through. Surround yourself with the people who lift and inspire you to be your happiest, best self and you'll not go far wrong this week. Lotsalove ✨💖✨
Tuesday 2nd July 2019 Go gently on yourself today. It's the day of a solar eclipse ( happens at 20:16hrs UT/ BST) in the sign of Cancer, sign of nurturing. A solar eclipse is also a new Moon, so it's like school's out and we're off to college next, but there's a wee lull in between. For many this is the reality. For many others this is an analogy only. But it's a time of shifts..once we leave the womb, we cannot climb back in there, even though on days like today that might feel like the soothing option. Home and family are very much in the spotlight, as is "care-taking" on many levels. It's a day to go gently, as we prepare for our own next chapters. This eclipse holds echoes of the last one that happened at this degree of the zodiac, 1st July 2000, not as a repeat of events, but as echoes of a process that was afoot in our lives over the following three years. Tonight's eclipse is marking graduation from that cycle, and a move onwards and up a level from there. All things must change, as they always do. Time to start making some plans for your own next chapter? Time to recognise your own inner "home", that hard-won, long worked on and built up core strength that'll enrich your future? Be kind to yourself and to others for now, as you ponder and reflect all that's changed and all that you want, need and plan to do next. ✨💖✨.
Wednesday 26th June 2019 Can you feel the edginess in the air? Over the coming hours, the "me first" pioneering, adventurous, impatient ♈ Aries Moon is moving into a jarring link with Pluto, stirring up ancient history and unfinished business, heading for a clash with Mercury and Mars in home, family and matters of the past ♋ Cancer. Watch for some narky malarkey and for moments when others "grate on your good nature" .. but remember you might also be somebody's "other"!😉 A solar eclipse is brewing, so the inner story tends to be of unsettled feelings and thoughts as we head towards new and uncharted territory. For some this means setting off on a grand adventure, though! For others it's giving up attachments to aspects of the past, including ancient angst,which is being stirred one more time to test its power to enchain us. Ready to break the chains? Advice? Note where your nerves get grated. Think about why that happens, but try not to erupt. Hang onto your own power instead . Ask yourself what you stand to gain from holding tight to what, once let go of, might lighten and liberate you. Watch for pesky situations around communications, keys, machines, but look around and solutions will very likely be found. And as with all aspects, this narky jangly lunar phase shall pass!p>Solstice Greetings! 21st June 2019, at 16:54hrs (BST) 11:54hrs (EST) the Sun arrives in Cancer and we have our longest day here in the Northern Hemisphere. Focus is on our roots, on what's growing and needs to be nourished. Family ties and the place we call home are emphasised by the Cancerian month, and as this is a time of maximum light, traditionally it was easier to travel longer distances to get "home", and building a "home" is easier because we have more light hours ( as well as better weather, hopefully!). Light can be shed on the past, on what's at the core of a situation, too. Sun's maximum light also helps to bring forth the crops that nourish, so Cancer's month is also often a fruitful time for food.
This weekend holds some mad extravagant, glorious "live well and live fully, live now!" aspects, so splashing out on partying, on pleasures, on indulging ourselves and our loved ones, on stretching the boundaries, on adventures, could prove tempting, although for some this will be a time of higher emotion around love ties for various reasons. There is a theme of being reminded that everything has its time, its limits, and yet of some aspects of life, some spirits that will never be contained or bound by earthly limits.
A celebration of LIFE itself, for whatever your personal reason may be could be relevant to this time. For some, it's going to be utterly joyful, for others it may be poignant, bittersweet..yet a life well lived is a life worth celebrating. Solstice is a good time to remind ourselves of our connectedness, our roots, and to acknowledge that we are all branches of the same tree, no matter how differently we've chosen to blossom.
Friday June 14th 2019. Can you feel it? The sweeping intensity of an emotional watershed that's all about releasing and healing and letting go of what's passed? Moon is swelkling to her fullness in Sagittarius, exact on Monday at 09:31am BST/ 04:31am EST. That Moon is Jupiter ruled and will bring some blessings, sometimes disguised, it's true. There could be a massive development in many a life that will alter the shape of the future. Give up a bad habit and feel the shift, the picture of your own potential altering. Accept what you could never have changed, the thing that hurt or even nearly broke you in the past. Marvel at your own spirit that's come this far. Pain sometimes has no rhyme nor reason. Sometimes we're sent lessons, karmic lessons and sometimes we just find ourselves in a bad place. But guardian angel energies are also around, and over this coming, quite unusual week, when Saturn and Neptune make the second of their three quite rare 2019 aspects (first was January this year and the last will be in November) you might go through an emotional, nostalgic or inspiring time. See how and who you can inspire, too. Healers could work well. You could achieve something of a personal milestone, whatever sign you were born under as this is a big important time for us all. The next lunation is a total solar eclipse on 2nd July, and an eclipse is a super powered fresh start new Moon. Now is the time to cut away the deadwood, trim and tidy, ready to make the transition that could turn a tide that's been with you for as long as 19years. Jupiter is with the full Moon, adding his larger than life but usually rather beneficial influence. Life can improve through what's worked through this week. Have a good one ✨💖✨💖✨
June opens with Saturday's Taurus Moon making smooth connections with Venus to sweeten the afternoon and evening, while Sunday's Moondark phase says tend and tidy what needs attention and prepare for what's new and upcoming over this next week, as Monday 3rd June 2019 brings a Gemini "Let's get moving and let's talk!" new Moon.. I'd like to add to that "let's listen to each other". Time to make those calls, write those letters, get into that new regime, connect with your community.
The coming week has some unexpected twists and turns with Jupiter and Uranus making a connection that can bring unusual opportunities that carry an expectation of what might initially feel inconvenient effort. By Friday, there could be rewards that surprise, and some added stimulation that acts like a mental reboot, which for some, after dozy Neptune has slowed us down, will be most welcome! Have a great week!
Friday 31st May 2019 This week has seen Mercury squaring Neptune ( and opposing Jupiter) which gives fatigue, misinformation, such as getting dates wrong, muddling times and arrangements, feeling overstretched and overtired, and maybe being tugged between two places at once. Thinking one thing and saying another.
There is a gentler aspect coming into being, as Saturn heads towards a mid June sextile with Neptune , and as Jupiter squares Neptune, there is a stronger tug towards finding peace, noting that two Pisceans (Jupiter/Neptune ruled) have thrown their hats into the Tory leadership ring, Aquarian Jo Swinson is standing for Lib-Dems leadership, Capricorn Alex Phillips is MEP for Brexit party and they are more conciliatory in tone and regardless of your persuasion, there are a lot of signs of politicians working to unite rather than to divide. I make no secret that I prefer to be European but I want to hear the reasons being given for not being in the EU, so I listen to everyone. I think we all need to stop hating one another for having different opinions, which is all they are, as few of us are even given full facts after all. Yet that anger is born of fear that we'll lose something precious and damage our country's security. I see a new set of political voices springing up, and it makes me much more hopeful. Even the ones I disagree with, I hear principles surfacing over policies. Fingers will remain idealistically crossed, but I do feel more hopeful.
That said we'll have some potent and passionate aspects around and beyond the full Moon of 17th June, with Mars and Mercury opposing Pluto over 19th/20th.. David will be tackling Goliath, power struggles likely and some heavier news may be reported. It seems we have to be shaken into consciousness to see what we are doing, where we are taking ourselves, not just in UK but globally. This planet is so beautiful and so bountiful and has finite resources, and we have to wake up, for sure, but each and ever one of us can do all sorts of small things to make a difference, if we just do a wee bit of homework. If we don't just yell our opinions, but actually do our bit to caretake the most precious thing of all, our home. Our planet.
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 It's well seen that (warrior, passion and assertion planet)Mars and( shake things up, revolutionary, electricity planet) Uranus are in aspect.. can you feel that fierce electricity out there echoing what's in the cosmos today?
Monday 20th May 2019 Sagittarius Moon alongside Jupiter will be pretty if the sky is clear tonight. Jupiter is such a bright light. Linked to travel, teaching, to the spirit of adventure, and to having a good time! Extravagance, larger than life situations and expansion are Jupiterian. Moon aligning with Jupiter stirs us to say the heck with being disciplined.. let's have some fun, or let's ignore the diet and have a takeaway.. It's your call, but know what the cosmos is up to just at the moment. Tomorrow (Tuesday morning just before 9am here in UK ) comes the Gemini Sun, followed a couple of hours later by Mercury, companion of the Sun, winged messenger of the gods. And the pace could hot up, so try to complete what you're supposed to today, so that tomorrow you're primed for action as life turns livelier!
Glorious love and relating, also bargaining and assets planet Venus arrived on Wednesday into Taurus, which is a smoothing, helpful incoming energy, and then action planet Mars in moody, defensive and as we Scots say "crabbit" but caring ( sometimes too much, perhaps? ) entered Cancer for his six week stay, from first thing yesterday, and there's an unusual wee window of opportunity at work between now and Saturday night's full on intense full Moon in Scorpio, to team up, pool resources, really make things happen as a couple, business, organisation or team, possibly to the surprise of "doubters"!
That full Moon has harmony loving, beauty seeking Venus and shockwave, revolutionary, awakener planet Uranus aligned in Taurus for the first time in 83 years. Expect important shifts, twists and turns around this point, with women prominent and financial news underlined. Eurovision and any large scale gathering this Saturday could be more eventful than usual.
There's an energy at work around this time, too, that's evocative of the mood of the collective when (Cancerian) Edward 8th was creating a stir with (Gemini)Wallis Simpson. Scorpio, where this Moon swells up, is Prince of Wales sign, and there's a lot of shifting and changing going on in that very prominent family, with a decisive turning point being reached at this time, whether or not we hear about it. The last time this Venus/Uranus aspect happened around a full Moon, Edward was proposing to Wallis and major waves were being made around discussions connecting to this. And of course, far more importantly, this was a period when our planet was very unsettled politically. Venus is strong. Women will feature in the solutions, but may also be wave-makers, possibly in the quest for "balance". The fortnight leading to this annual Scorpio full Moon time often marks a period of more passings and arrivals, doors closing, and new chapters heralded. It's intense. Feelings are stirred so powerfully. Expect to be stirred, with potential for this to work out in a positive way, to move life onto a new track that, as an overall outcome, feels like an upgrade.💫💖💫
May 9th 2019 There's a potent sort it out phase coming into play as Saturn and Pluto align with the Taurus Sun, suggesting serious application to resolving practical matters, perhaps reviving security for some, connectiions being made between people who can help each other out, and who could be good news for one another. So it could be a good time for business and career alignments, and also, if applicable, for finding the right accommodation, given the brick walls association with Saturn in Capricorn.
Saturn and Pluto together are in some sense akin to the Tower in Tarot as it can be about breaking things down to rebuild them. The demolition squad coming in, usually with a plan of what's going to be built in the place of what's deconstructed though.
With both the life giving Sun and the revolutionary planet Uranus in earthy, money and produce linked Taurus, there is an energy just now that's saying we are being offered routes to take, solutions that could well work, if we just look at them in the right way, with open minds.
There will be a sign shift for Venus on Wednesday, also into Taurus, which is a smoothing, helpful incoming energy, and then action planet Mars arrives in moody, defensive and as we Scots say "crabbit" but caring ( sometimes too much, perhaps? ) Cancer on Thursday, which isn't necessarily bad news, as there's an unusual wee window of opportunity between then and Saturday night's full Moon in Scorpio to team up, pool resources, really make things happen as a couple, business, organisation or team, possibly to the surprise of "doubters"!
Mars in Cancer is like a Roman Gladiator with full armour on, in a hot kitchen with an apron on. He can get GRUMPY. Especially affecting go getters not used to having to be stuck home with domestic chores. But this can mark a very busy chapter for home improvements and house builders, although my instinct is that we'll see some issues in the news around building societies, perhaps merging or changes to regulations.
Care homes could be more in focus over the next few weeks especially, too. Uranus is the planet associated with the rise of the populace, with revolutions and reactionary responses, so as he'll be angling in harmony with Mars, some positive reforms could get underway.
Mars in Cancer also evokes images of birds ready to fledge the nest and take off for independent living. News over the next few weeks will have themes of this too.
Meantime arrangements that have been tricky to sort out thanks to clouds that have never cleared, may well be about to come together for many of us, over this next, swelling Moon week, and into the following week, when communications planet Mercury will increase in power.
If you are Cancerian, an Aries, a Libra or a Capricorn watch for a touch of the grumps if you feel hemmed in, and for more impatience than usual as well as to be fired up and energised and perhaps to be feeling more inclined to set out on new personal or career paths over the Mars in Cancer transit, which is between Thursday 16th May 2019 and July 1st 2019. The paths we're all on right now, especially from this week forward could already have an air of added intensity about them, with a total solar eclipse then coming on 2nd July 2019 in the sign of Cancer, which marks an area of your life, whatever sign you are, depending on where in your chart this eclipse falls, that's ready for a new look, a fresh chapter. Plan well and wisely now and be ready for the new dawn that'll very likely already be manifesting in your life, filed under the banner of "it's time for this change in my life".
Best wishes, always and thanks for stopping by! 💫💖💫
May 6th 2019 Our new Royal baby boy was born on his parents' pal George Clooney's birthday, and this wee Taurus with Taurus rising is going to be a gorgeous looking baby boy, full of charm and quiet mischief, all the while under the rather stern and watchful eye of his definitely doting but duty conscious mum and probably the more indulgent eye of his dad. Taurus likes to have harmony around him and doesn't tend to make big waves, yet in a quiet sort of way this young man may well do just that, perhaps in the name of ecological causes. His chart, rather akin to George Clooney's shows an apparent charmer with a serious side. Also someone who is very likely going to have quite a voice, one that'll be heard. Mercury in Aries in his chart suggests he's very intelligent and impatient, and Mars in curious, animated Gemini, where his Moon is, shows he's not likely to sit still for too long.
He's got a real sporty aspect so expect him to be competitive and maybe even to be a champion in some specific arena. He's also got Saturn the career and duty planet in a very intense configuration that shows a destiny that holds responsibilities. Saturn can show connections to the forces. His gran, the Queen is also a Taurus, as are his cousins Charlotte and Louis and his great uncle Charles Spencer. Expect this young Royal to make his mark on the world!
Copyright: Lynne Ewart
Thursday 2nd May 2019 The Aries Moon aligns with Venus stirs us to take initiatives to bring smoothness and harmony into our lives, very likely because of a rather unsettled 24hrs previous, where frustrations could have led to folk behaving in ways that have a ripple effect, not always helpful. Dizziness and headaches could have been experienced of late under a cosmic mix of being knocked off balance, perhaps by rigid adherence to old ways that no longer serve. Late evening aspects show secrecy around discussions, journeys and forward planning, followed by harmonious results coming into Friday that spell ease on the heels of a stuck phase. Compromise is more readily made possible where there's less restriction, more room to manoeuvre. Expect some welcome news.
Saturday has Moondark agitation with Uranus pitching in to make for wide awake status when sleep is sought, and the day may be better spent quietly focusing on one small step at a time rather than trying to force the pace or rush into something new. It's 23:45hrs BST ( 18:45 EST) when Moon is rebirthed and becomes new in Taurus, achieving a more settled state of affairs over the coming week for many of us. Sunday has Mars opposing Jupiter after getting quirky with Pluto, so something that looked potentially tricky could have a better outcome than expected, possibly after a slow start, rapidly reaching a triumphant conclusion. This is a significant date for international affairs, too. This coming week should have some lively, breakthrough moments where we're lifted and feel the hopefulness of needed change becoming possible. Saturn will be aligned well to enhance and stabilise matters of security, and Venus gets into in the mood, come Thursday for a celebration that may be mixed with a twinge of regret that all things do indeed change, yet sometimes change can serve us better than we realise at the time. And on that note, I'll leave you with best wishes for the best week.💫💖💫
Friday 26th April 2019 One of my much respected colleagues, Olga Morales forecasts the sort of events that shake the world, and she was right about the religious attacks in Sri Lanka, New Zealand. It shatters trust and faith in humanity when these things occur. It's why I do not subscribe to religion. SO much pain seems to be directed at folk for being "different" to us. Why? I will never know. The whole point of astrological charts is to illustrate the differences that underpin our uniqueness. The wonderful unity that fellow human beings can show when faced with tragedy, helping one another, is what inspires us to keep hoping and trusting and having faith.
As for the cosmos, yep, it's unsettled. Geomagnetic storms aren't helping those of us who pick up on those resonances and transmute them into nuisance migraines and other pesky things.
This weekend we have a humanitarian Aquarius Moon, so that'll be encouraging for compassionate efforts and for being our best for fellow man, women, person.. Saturn is on a pause over Monday/Tuesday, and that could be relevant to monarchy matters, seeing as both our Queen and Prince Harry have Capricorn rising, ruled by Saturn. So we'll see! Many of us will have new plans in mind just now, as we reach towards next Saturday May 4th and the New Moon in Taurus (Queen's sign) alongside Uranus ( Let's change it all!) and many of us will be feeling ready to shake off old stuck, entrenched ways and patterns, making way for new chapters. How about you? Have the best week and lotsalove as always 💫💖💫.
Friday 12th April 2019. No Brexit then.. as astrologers anticipated. It's impossible to imagine an ideal state of affairs, and given the astrology, it just doesn't work as things stand. Anyway on to happier things. Royal news is likely under Sunday 14th's Sun/Jupiter Trine on a Leo Moon weekend.This week brings a second full Moon in Libra, so second time around love is also on the cards, with The Yorks perhaps making an announcement. It's a week of second chances, for moments where the one that got away comes back into orbit and there could be some magic there, all over again. Relationships that suck could also be the focus of action at last, with divorce news prominent over the next ten days or so. Sending good wishes and soothing to those harassed by all the madness in the news..and feel better wishes for those feeling under par as the solar activity undermines vitality for some💫💖💫
Friday 5th April 2019 New Moon in Aries focuses our thoughts on our own needs, on ourselves, reminding us that we need to take responsibility for tending our own needs on every level.
In a way this new Moon is akin to the phase where a student leaves home to go to university or college, to become mroe independent. Where we learn to stand on our own two feet. Likewise, this is an important phase for being firm about your own boundaries and about what you need and how best to find the security and core strength that'll see you towards feeling more settled.
The cosmos is reflecting the governmental issues of the day with this new Moon, too. I think that life will feel quite heavy going at times over this coming week, and yet it's a bit like excavating deep for good solid foundations for the future.
Within ten days, there may well be reasons for us all to feel a bit lighter. I also see that by 14th the Royal family are making news that could well bring smiles.
Have a great week all, and have faith that despite the stumbling blocks, we'll get where we need to be.💫💖💫
Friday 29th March 2019 The date might be Brexit linked to many, but to me it's the date when I became a mum, so Happy Birthday to my firstborn Andrew, who is now older than me 🎂😉💕 and looks after my website! There's an occultation of Saturn this Friday, in Capricorn, where Pluto also is, which seems to reflect the power leaving Government..albeit temporarily. Not the sweetst of daye unles you have your head down and stay firmly focused on putting one foot in front of t'other. However over the weekend things perk up nicely, with Mercury now going direct as of Thursday at 2pm GMT and Action planet Mars coming into Mercury's own sign of Gemini. Okay the clouds aren't gone, but there's new initiative afoot and from Sunday it feels like a fresh take on things will start to prevail instead of that Groundhog day feel that's been about for the last six weeks or so in particular. Next week, well Friday brings a new Moon in Aries, which very likely might see a new leader or new elements of leadership arising that encourage a bit of stability where things have been rocky. Interpret this also in your own life and see how it works.
Friday 22nd March 2019 Moon is ebbing after her Superfull status yesterday morning at 01:43hrs (UT) and over the next day or two she's in a volatile state, travelling the Via Combusta, The Fiery Road, opposing Uranus, planet of revolution and radical change and eventually opposing fiery Mars by Sunday night. Mercury continues to retrograde, goes direct on 28th, but not fully out of shadow for three weeks yet. This weekend sees the second of three, the final being Tuesday 2nd April)alignment (so this is the middle/retrograde one) of Mercury with Neptune, which can inspire the creative, compassionate, the spiritual and artistic, but also warns of clouds of confusion, weariness, skulduggery, deception and of smoke and mirrors tactics in negotiations, some of which are pretty darned crucial right now, with the Vernal Equinox just having happened, and revolutionary Uranus activated. Keeping an open but alert mind is an idea, as is double checking the details, as always when planet Earth has sped up to leave Mercury, planet of essential detail, back at the bus stop. The details are not yet sorted, says Mercury, so tear ahead and sign on the dotted line at your peril. Unless something was long since agreed and is just being finalised, and even then, check for typos and omissions. 💫💖💫
Mercury is Retrograding across Pisces, until 28th, but this communicator and messenger between mind and body planet has been and will be in shadow = not operating quite as sharply over Feb 19-April 16th.
The shadow phase is a regula