Apologies to my readers who prefer words to video – after spending two hours writing the May Planetary Illuminations report, the whole report was lost into the Dark Web somewhere (no doubt due to user error!). So I’m preserving my writing energy for the rewrite, but offer the forecast here in video format for you to enjoy.
There’s been a lot of action in the astrological skies lately: Uranus shifting back into Taurus, Chiron moving back into Aries, and a SuperMoon at the Equinox. Things are settling down some, but the news is not all good because Saturn and Pluto are at the closest point to a conjunction as they will be until they meet next year.
Saturn (tests and challenges) and Pluto (creative destruction) are both in Capricorn and will collide in January of 2020. The combination of these two planets generally denotes a destructive force that can clear the path of any debris that is interfering with the natural movement of the Universe towards balance. This has the potential to be a positive force, but it is also associated with contraction and challenge, especially now since both planets are in the contracting sign of Capricorn. Saturn and Pluto will not reach the full conjunction this year, but between the end of March and the end of June they will be close enough that we will begin to feel the belt tightening. This is not a time for risk taking, especially if your own chart is affected, and we will likely see a recession occur during the summer in the financial markets.
Mercury (mind and communication) is retrograde in the mystical sign of Pisces right now, and on the 25th Mercury aligns with Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces, to open up the higher creative and inspirational centers. This alignment will continue a bit after Mercury turns direct, until about April 4th. The next week is perfect for creative endeavors and anything requiring imagination or spiritual exploration. It is less excellent for business ventures or making decisions that require a practical and grounded approach, especially with Saturn […]
This week is chock full of planetary juice: three planets changing signs in powerful energy shifts, Mars aligns with Uranus to trigger impulse and reaction, and Venus begins to trigger the intense and somewhat dark conjunction of Saturn and Pluto. What does all of this mean for you? Read on…
(If you prefer to watch these forecasts, here’s a link to this week’s video.) As this week begins Mercury (mind and communication) has just moved into reflective and mystical Pisces where it will remain until April 17th. This is a particularly long trip through Pisces because Mercury will turn retrograde and retrace its steps through Pisces between March 5th and 28th. During this entire time, communication, learning and other kinds of transmission of information will take on a different since in Pisces Mercury prefers to rely on intuition and feelings rather than a more analytic approach. Those of us who tend to be more analytic in nature may find this a challenge, but it can also bring about an expansion of the mind in new ways not normally available. Those of us who are fairly watery in nature and more familiar with the ebb and flow of intuition and emotion will need to resist the temptation to sink deeper into the mists and to instead use the Piscean retrograde to reflect and clarify rather than add to the confusion.
Over the next few days Mars (aggression) moves closer to a conjunction to Uranus (radical impulse) that could create a few problems if we’re not somewhat careful. Mars is completing a passage through its own sign of Aries where its aggressive instincts can be released unfettered by social norms or insecurities. Watch for impulsive behaviors that could act to your detriment between February 11th and […]