Ceres in Gemini

Astrological news this week: Get ready for a burst of optimism with Jupiter and Uranus

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I have some good news this week!  This harmonious sextile from Jupiter (good fortune and urge for expansion) to Uranus (radical change and breaking free from outmoded paradigms) technically doesn’t culminate until February 17th, but the two are just two degrees from the exact aspect which will continue to tighten over the next couple of weeks.   This is a supremely beneficial aspect for positive change, and will help to awaken any part of us that feels dead and hopeless IF we pay attention.  Mars (action) and Venus (relating) are making harmonious aspects to both Jupiter and Uranus which should help soften some of the difficult energies at work in the world right now.

Speaking of that, the US Pluto Return is tightening the noose as we get closer to the exact alignment on February 20th, 2022. Pluto may be small but its influence is mighty, and it is exerting a powerful force right now. Knowing this will help us not to be too dismayed by the stress and pressure the US is going through right now. If this is new to you and you need to catch up, here are some posts from the past few years about this significant alignment.

Meanwhile, Ceres re-enters Gemini on the 8th after having retrograded back into Taurus for a few months. In Gemini Ceres brings its focus on self-care and wellness into the realm of thinking and communication which fits in very nicely into the story told above!  Over the next few months (until Ceres moves into Cancer in mid-May) it might be useful to tend carefully to the thought patterns and information you take in to be sure they are feeding the soul as well as the […]

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Weekend update July 31-August 1 2021: Sun/Mercury conjunction, and Ceres in Gemini

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The big news this weekend is the conjunction from the Sun to Mercury.  The superior (when Mercury is direct) and inferior (when Mercury is retrograde) conjunctions from the Sun to Mercury are the turning points marking the manner in which the transmission of information is conducted.  This occurs at different levels – the personal: our own individual minds, the things we think about and understand, and the way we communicate with others.  The mundane or political level, where nations and other social structures communicate and develop ways of looking at the world. When Mercury is direct it is ahead of the Sun, traveling at its fastest rate and communication and messaging similarly moves rather quickly in a forward direction.  When Mercury turns retrograde it falls behind the Sun and travels more slowly, with more of an astrological impact.

At any rate, this particular Sun/Mercury conjunction is important because both planets make an opposition (180 degree) aspect to Saturn.  The presence of Saturn at this turning point suggests that there is a reckoning to be made – as the Sun and Mercury race ahead in a feverish pitch of thought and communication, Saturn says “not so fast.”  This is especially true now, with both the Sun and Mercury in the fire sign of Leo which can be impulsive and somewhat self-oriented. Under this influence there may be more difficulty in getting your point across, or even to be able to think clearly.  Expect to have to slow down and take things more deliberately over the next few days, the clarity will come but it will be slower than you might hope for.

Ceres enters Gemini today, bringing its focus on self-care and wellness […]

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By |2021-07-31T07:32:34-04:00July 31st, 2021|Planetary news this week|1 Comment