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Planetary news this week: Total eclipse at the Taurus Full Moon

Astrological update for the week of November 7-14, 2022

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As you probably know, we are in eclipse season and the one on Tuesday November 8th really dominates the airwaves this week. First of all, it’s a total eclipse which means that the lunar nodes of fate are very tightly conjunct the lunation (the Sun and Moon in opposition).  We have a powerful see-saw (remember those?) of the eclipsed Moon (feelings)  in tight conjunction to Uranus (rebellion and change), but in the sign of Taurus which craves security and stability. So already we are set up for a lack of balance. The Moon conjoins the North Node which points to the future, suggesting that a change that comes about in this lunar eclipse will change the trajectory of destiny. (Quite a big deal considering it falls on Election Day in the U.S.)

On the other end of the see-saw we have a tight stellium (grouping) of planets in intense Scorpio, including a conjunction of Mercury to the Sun, illuminating the realm of reason and information, and Venus for power in relationships and personal interactions. The Sun, Mercury and Venus all oppose Uranus suggesting a burst of energy for something new. The role of Uranus is to inspire the breaking free of old routines and patterns which no longer serve us. The Sun conjoins the South Node of the past, suggesting that there is quite a lot that has been holding us back which needs to be released in order for the future to unfold as it should.

I’d like to also point out that the eclipse takes place just one degree from astrological Samhain, the midpoint between the Equinox and the Solstice known […]

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By |2022-11-06T18:20:50-05:00November 7th, 2022|Planetary news this week|5 Comments

Planetary news this week: Eclipses and Scorpio dominate the energetic frequencies

Astrological update for the week of October 23 – November 2

(I will be traveling so next week’s report will be a few days late and is included in this one.)

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Scorpio. The big news that will dominate the week is the infusion of Scorpio energies that are emerging right now. On Sunday the Sun and Venus both entered Scorpio, and just after midnight EDT on Tuesday the Moon enters Scorpio just before the solar eclipse at the Scorpio New Moon on October 25, 2022 at 6:48 am EDT. And Mercury will enter Scorpio on October 29th.

Scorpio is associated with intense emotions – the dark feelings such as jealousy and hatred which normally don’t see the light of day.  However, anything which we hide in the darkness never has the opportunity to become transformed.  Scorpio fearlessly plumbs these depths of darkness and supports us in our quest to regain the power that we have lost through self-denial and diminishment.

Each sign reacts to the one before it, and in this shift from Venus-ruled Libra to Mars-ruled Scorpio we leave behind the polite niceties of Libra to dig into the Truth that often hides from the light of day. Scorpio season is followed in late November by Sagittarius, where the intensity is left behind in favor of a sunnier optimism.

Solar eclipse October 25. This Scorpio eclipse follows on the heels of the Aries Full Moon, and with both Aries and Scorpio ruled by Mars (Scorpio’s modern ruler is Pluto but Mars is still very much in charge), it’s no surprise that this is a time of intense warrior energy, dominated by female archetypes. The Sun and Moon are thought to represent the male and female […]

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By |2022-10-23T14:23:28-04:00October 23rd, 2022|Planetary news this week|1 Comment

The Astrology of the U.S. Midterm Election, 2022 edition

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Election Day in the U.S. falls on November 8th this year. Whoever decided to schedule Election Day during Scorpio season clearly wasn’t working with an astrologer – how much nicer would it have been to hold the election during Libra season when everyone wanted to be nice. Oh wait, then nobody would be able to make up their minds. 😃

Lunar eclipse. This year the midterm elections fall not only in Scorpio season, but on the day of a lunar eclipse at dawn in Washington, the Moon opposite the Sun at 15 degrees of the Taurus/Scorpio axis. This is one of the cross-quarter Celtic power days (Samhain), and with a lunar eclipse on this day it’s bound to carry a great deal of potential to create waves.

This is a total eclipse, with the lunar nodes just three degrees from the Sun and Moon which intensifies the eclipse energies – there is a sense here of something underground about to burst, which is then pushed into consciousness with an almost violent thrust. Mercury is exactly conjunct the Sun within one minute of a degree, something called “cazimi,” suggesting that ideas and communication could be lost under the power of the brilliant nuclear explosive energies emerging at this time. On top of this, Uranus, planet of “shock and awe” – sudden change and eruption of awareness – virtually ensures that what happens on Election Day this year is impossible to predict (exact conjunction to the Taurus Moon and opposes the Sun and Mercury).

The position of the lunar nodes is critical in an eclipse, and here we have the North Node of fate tied in with the eclipse of the lunar energies, and the South Node of […]

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By |2022-10-15T08:58:35-04:00October 15th, 2022|Politics|4 Comments

Astrological news this week: Mercury, Jupiter and a Scorpio SuperMoon eclipse

Astrological update for the week of May 9-16, 2022

There’s a lot going on this week!   Mercury turns retrograde on May 10th, the same day that Jupiter enters Aries.  Mercury is in Gemini now, a sign in which it is very much at home, but it will retrograde back into Taurus on May 22nd. Mercury is the planet associated with mental activity, the processing of information, short travels and the operation of equipment. Where Mercury in Gemini is active and curious, easily able to change and adapt, Taurus is a fixed sign and Mercury in Taurus tends to be more stubborn and resists change which can make a retrograde period more difficult. During retrograde periods of any planet there is a tendency to retrace our steps and look back to re-assess aspects of our life which may not be ideal, and that is particularly true when Mercury is retrograde.  So take precautions and be careful with communication and any processing of information, but expect that glitches may happen anyway. No need to put your life on hold or delay doing something important!

Jupiter enters Aries on May 10th, and you can read all about that here. Venus is already in Aries, and this infusion of fire will help to shake off some of the fairy dust of the Pisces stellium that’s been in effect over the past month. The challenge of Pisces is to find that boundary line between Jupiterian optimism and Neptunian illusion, and Jupiter moving from Pisces to Aries will hopefully help us to burn through any clouds of confusion. I’m also hoping it will bring an end to the stock market decline.

 The lunar eclipse at the Scorpio Moon occurs May 16th at […]

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By |2022-05-10T07:30:56-04:00May 9th, 2022|Planetary news this week|4 Comments

Astrological update for the week of November 15, 2021: An eclipse and an energetic crescendo!

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Fasten your seatbelts, friends – this week we have a lunar eclipse in Taurus and an argument between the aggression of Mars, the warrior, and the radical influence of Uranus, the rebel.

The eclipse is a partial one and less powerful astrologically because the lunar nodes are in a different sign, an “out of sign” conjunction.  It’s the conjunction from the lunar nodes of fate, marking the gateways from past to future, that makes a lunation an eclipse and an out of sign conjunction is weaker and has less effect.  But what will make this eclipse a stronger influence is the fact that it is, according to NASA,  the longest of the century – lasting for three and a half hours.  The midpoint of the eclipse occurs at the exact time of the lunation (the opposition between Sun and Moon) which occurs at 3:57 am EST on Friday November 19th.

I will feature a more in-depth article about the eclipse in the next few days, but it’s something to consider when planning out your week.

In addition, if you read last week’s forecast you may remember that Mercury and Mars activated the square from Saturn to Uranus that is the story of 2021: Control vs Liberation.  Society vs Independence.  Mars is an active force, and when it triggers a planetary combination it can serve as a force for change that is more powerful than its influence is normally when acting solo.  Last week Mars squared Saturn, and this week it opposes Uranus.  We can expect more rebellion and perhaps some reckless behavior this week, but there is also an energetic factor with Uranus that can awaken us to new realms of possibilities which may have never considered before.  These […]

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