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Astrological news this week: Aries burns through Jupiter/Neptune fog at the New Moon

Astrological update for March 28 – April 4, 2022

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This week as we build towards the conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune that peaks on April 12th (catch up here if you missed my post on the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction) we have a fiery New Moon with three planets plus Chiron all in Aries.

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac – the sign of initiation, blazing a new trail with courage and independence. At its best, Aries approaches life with the innocence of a young child, without fear or hesitation. Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of action – one of my Aries friends says her motto is “Shoot first, aim later” which very nicely embodies the direct connection in Aries between the desire and action.  The Aries New Moon occurs just after the spring Equinox and it is the New Moon to which Easter is tied. There is a sense of renewal after a long winter (sorry Southern Hemisphere readers!) and an anticipation of what will come next.

The chart for the New Moon shows a tight conjunction from both Mercury and Chiron to the Sun and Moon. The presence of Mercury, planet of the mind, intensifies the focus on all matters of communication.  (Mercury combust Rant: The idea that Mercury conjunct, or combust, the Sun is bad is a widespread concept of well-meaning astrologers whose focus is more theoretical than practical – who have read lots of material but not studied . I have read all kinds of terrible things about Mercury combust the Sun in natal charts – the native is mentally ill, the native is exceptionally selfish… none of these things actually play out in real world […]

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By |2022-03-28T09:18:02-04:00March 28th, 2022|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

2.5.21 Solitude and detachment for a few days with Venus activations

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On February 5th, Saturn is within one degree of an exact square to Uranus that culminates on February 17th.  The Saturn/Uranus square is the story of 2021: Conflict between the old way (Saturn) and the changing world (Uranus). However, Saturn is in Aquarius which is RULED by Uranus so it’s already connected to the theme of change for the next two years.  Saturn is the planet that brings form to the theoretical, and in Aquarius we are likely to see innovation and technological advances which change our world in all kinds of ways.

Venus is just one of five planetary bodies currently in Aquarius.  When the planet of connection is in the sign of detachment and reason, emotions and feelings take a back seat and the role of the individual in the collective, an Aquarius theme, dominates human interactions.  The conjunction from Venus to Saturn today and tomorrow (February 5th and 6th) could create some isolation, and this will be exacerbated by the square from Venus to Saturn on the 6th. Knowing that these energies are present will help us to use this time to envision our ideal situations with the people around us, but not necessarily forge that connection until this cycle is over and Venus begins to align with hopeful and optimistic Jupiter instead.


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By |2021-02-05T09:06:37-05:00February 5th, 2021|Planetary cycles, Planetary news this week|1 Comment

Planetary news this week! A Full Moon on 12/12 at 12:12!

There is lots to unpack this week!  Grab something to drink and let’s get started.

First, the challenging square aspect between Jupiter’s expansion and Chiron’s pressure to squeeze out the pain from old wounds for release is on the wane.  If this has affected you personally, either emotionally or physically, you may find you feel better this week.  Chiron, having been retrograde since July, is stationary in the sky as it prepares to turn direct this week so its energies promoting healing of old wounds is intensified now.

Then Mercury, planet of the mind and communication, leaves intense Scorpio for buoyant Sagittarius on December 9th and will travel through Sag until December 28th.   Mercury is more optimistic in Sagittarius, and that optimism can filter down to we humans even if your natal Mercury is in a darker sign, like my own Mercury in Scorpio.  Mercury harmonizes in a trine to Chiron on the 10th, helping us to understand the challenges that we face and devise ways in which to move past them.  But between the 11th and the 13th, Venus is sandwiched between stern Saturn which could create some bumps in our relationships if expectations aren’t met, and Pluto which could bring out any hidden agendas or power conflict to disrupt our relationships.

Mercury and Venus events last only a day or two so these are fleeting influences, but they are locked into the chart for the Full Moon on December 12th.   The Full Moon is at 12:12 am Eastern time, which is interesting from a numerological perspective.  Twelve is considered to be a holy number: there are twelve signs of the zodiac, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve apostles, twelve knights of the Round Table, twelve successors of Muhammed.  Of course […]

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By |2019-12-09T08:58:57-05:00December 9th, 2019|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Planetary news this week! Virgo Supermoon and astrological forecast February 18-25th, 2019

horoscopesThe planets are pretty earthy right now which can help us to find our feet in the ever-changing unfolding of experiences of life.  Not everyone loves the experience of stability and security and a realm of practicality where every decision matters, but as we cycle through the realms of intellect and thought (air), motivation and desire (fire), emotions and feelings (water) it’s helpful to have that earthy period to allow everything to settle and stabilize.

Mars (drive and motivation) just moved into Taurus last week and will be traveling through that sign until March 31st.  In the security-oriented earthy sign of Taurus, Mars doesn’t like change and since Mercury will be turning retrograde in March, the upcoming weeks will not be the best times for big changes.  In Taurus Mars encourages us to explore the pleasures of  being in a body – sensuality, taste, living in nature, planting and nurturing the seeds of life.

We also have Venus (love and aesthetics) in another earth sign, Capricorn, until March 1st and for much of that time it will be interacting with Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler (a conjunction of Venus to Saturn culminates on the 18th).  Formalizing our relationships, making commitments, spending time alone, saving our money and becoming more practical with finances and saving for the future – all of these trends occur under this planetary combination.  As Venus moves closer to transformational Pluto on the 22nd we are likely to see all human interaction intensify and become more passionate and intense.

Chiron moves back into Aries on the 18th.  Chiron first entered Aries in April of 2018, then retrograded back into Pisces in September. Because of Chiron’s elliptical orbit, it spends more time in Aries than in any other sign (and the second […]

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By |2019-02-18T16:06:33-05:00February 18th, 2019|Planetary news this week|4 Comments
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