Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Venus-Uranus: Love and unexpected events

Venus has moves into Taurus where she is at home. She now joins the Sun, Mercury and Uranus and we have a stellium in Taurus. Welcome to the Taurus season.

Venus is the ruler of Taurus and and over the next few weeks there will be a focus on love, money, luxury items or beauty, beautiful things,  relationships and values. Also, it's about getting value for your money.

Venus conjuncts Uranus, and this transit is exact mid-day Saturday, May 18. Venus-Uranus can bring sudden and unpredictable situations, good or bad. Utilize this day to do or try something different. The energy can be energizing or chaotic, depending on what it aspects in your personal chart.

This falls on the full moon in Scorpio, the sign ruling the 8th house of sex, death, transformation and other people's money. Scorpio is the opposite of Taurus and it looks overly intense.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Full Moon in Scorpio: Intense situations

This month's full moon falls at 27 degrees of Scorpio May 18, and this moon demands substance and depth, good or bad.  The lunar peak occurs at 5: 11 PM, EST. Now is the time to get to the bottom of deeply felt issues and problems. It clashes with Uranus mid-day on Friday which could bring some unexpected developments, and some full moon events may play out at this time.

The energy of this full moon will last for the next 2 weeks until the new moon, and the energy will be dominant a week before this full moon occurs.

Emotions will be stirred up with this Moon and its planetary rulers are Pluto and Mars. Pluto rules the 8th house of sex, other people's money and inheritance, and Mars sign is Aries and rules the first house of self and self interests. Pluto is all about regeneration.

The opposite sign of Scorpio is Taurus and we have a stellium of planets in this sign including Venus which is conjunct Uranus at 3-4 degrees. Taurus is about connecting with the earth, security and staying power. Venus-Uranus can bring a jolt of energy that can change some  things or set you on a different path than expected. You or someone else could do something unexpected.

This Moon highlights the 8th/2ond house axis which relates to money, other people's money, drugs, sex, and change and transformation of all kinds.

It is opposite Sun/Mercury which can mean communication that can lead to disagreements. Sun-Moon is willful.  Mercury in Taurus can be like meeting up with an immovable object so watch your communication. This may not be the time to speak of contumacious issues.

When a full moon occurs the Sun is opposite the moon highlighting opposing forces in your life such as what you want versus what you have. Emotions peak on a full moon and some things can blow up, or be blown out of proportion.

The good news is that Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn as well as Neptune support the Sun/Mercury giving us an opportunity to work through issues that may come up.

The Sun at 26 degrees of Taurus is conjunct fixed star Algol, and the Moon opposes it.  Algol teaches us to stand up for ourselves and fight for the underdog when a injustice occurs.

Algol is associated with violence, beheading, accidents to the head and losing one's head, literally and metaphorically. Look for issues to play out in the world that fit the description of this star, as well as issues concerning women.

The population in the U.S. will be stirred up and this moon squares the Moon(people, especially women) in the U.S. natal chart. Scorpio rules money, and the Venus-Uranus conjunction can bring market fluctuations as well as news pertaining to women.

The Full moon falls in the 12th house of the US chart and in mundane (world) astrology this relates to conditions that mitigate against public welfare, labor disturbances, epidemics, prisons, hospitals, organizations devoted to control of people, secret enemies, spies, crimes and criminals, and actions being taken in secret.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Meghan and Prince Harry have a Royal Baby!

Meghan, the (American) Duchess of Sussex, who is married to Prince Harry (UK), gave birth to a baby boy born May 6, 2019 at 5:26 AM at Windsor. Congratulations and welcome Baby Sussex.

The Baby has been named Archie Harrison Mountbaten-Windsor, and he is now 7th in line to the British throne.

Baby Sussex is a double Taurus

Baby Sussex is a 15 degree Taurus with a Taurus ascendant at 12 degrees, and Uranus in Taurus. With both the Sun and ascendant in the same sign what you see is what you get. Taurus energy is powerful with the Windsors, after all Queen Elizabeth is a Taurus (April 21), Prince Charles has a Taurus Moon as does Prince Harry. Princess Diana had a Taurus Venus, as does Prince William.

Taurus qualities include staying power

Taurus has staying power and is in things for the long haul. Taureans are Earth signs, who typically are imbibed with the patience to see things through. Stubbornness is the other side of Taurus and once a Taurus makes up his (or her) mind about something important little can change it. Taurus is ruled by the Sign Venus, the planet of love and beauty and those born under this sign typically like their luxuries, and fine things but they also typically like to get value for their money.

12th house planets are prominent

Uranus is the planet of unexpected events and disruptions, and with Uranus in this sign he will be part of a new generation born with the planet of unexpected events in this sign. The last time Uranus was in Taurus was the 1930's so baby Sussex is born into a time when they world will once again be grappling with issues of a Taurus nature, notably climate change, food production, and financial matters such as income inequality and other concerns that will occur before Uranus leaves this sign. Uranus falls in his 12th house, along with Mercury, Venus and Neptune and he will be a very private person, possibly reclusive later in life. With these placements he could be a deeply spiritual person, and/or interested in metaphysics, even astrology!

A moon in Gemini

The Moon describes our emotional lives as well as family, and Baby Sussex's Moon is in Gemini at 0 degrees. A moon in Gemini in the first house manifests as curiosity, changeability and a deep need to communicate and exchange ideas. He will have an instinctive talent with words. He will have a quick and adaptable mind and be aware of what is happening around him. Family will be of primary importance. The Moon makes no aspects to other planets and this can manifest as a feeling of disconnection in outer relationships or a feeling that one is not understood by the world. Unaspected planets can function either as strong talents or excessive, over compensatory habits. He may have a need to express caring or nurturing or even educational behavior to connect with the world. His Moon also points to his Mother, who as a former American actress, but is still an outsider in the Royal family. He will be very close to his Mother.

Mercury in Aries

His Mercury falls at 28 degrees of Aries also in his 12th house. He will think fast and act accordingly. He will keep many of his thoughts to himself. Mercury in this placement can indicate an interest in the spirit world or other worldly interests, or even some form of healing. He could spend a lot of time working behind the scenes.

His Venus squares Saturn

His Venus falls at 18 degrees of Aries, also in the 12th house and squares Saturn. Venus square Saturn individuals often have a more difficult time with love than others, but it also deals with responsibilities and obligations. Venus in aspect to Saturn can mean he will place responsibilities over personal happiness when he gets older. Venus also squares his Pluto. Venus-Pluto individuals have very deep feelings, and when they love there is nothing shallow about it. Their feelings can be intense and overly extreme. At times these individuals may wonder if they are really loved for themselves as Pluto can denote suspicion.

The Kingmaker transit

His Mars falls at 23 degrees of Gemini in the 8th house and opposes Jupiter. Mars-Jupiter is known as the 'kingmaker,' transit, and generally falls in the charts of those born into royalty.
Mars in the 8th concerns other people's money, and at times those born with planets here become caretakers of others money. As Mars opposes Jupiter in the 2nd house he will be financially fortunate, but could overspend. He will be strong willed, impulsive and daring much like his Father. He will be daring and tend to overdo things, and have great impulsiveness. He will crave exciting adventures and experiences.

Saturn conjunct Pluto

Saturn and Pluto fall in Baby Sussex's tenth house and they are both retrograde (along with Jupiter) which means the qualities of these planets are expressed inwardly to a greater degree. Pluto in the 10th denotes power and Saturn denotes responsibility. Anyone born with Pluto in the 10th will have a lifelong lesson in using power wisely. The 10th house rules the Father who often has a position of power or a government position. Natives with this placement receive help from powerful people and they are typically accepted by such.

People born with Saturn in the 10th are aware of having big shoes to fill. Their rise is not particularly easy and they can have a heavy sense the world is watching. Those born with Saturn here are typically in a position where they have to care what people think. Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn generates a theme of power and the abuse of power, which he will be confronted with as he ages.

The Saturn/Pluto conjunction is in the chart of anyone born during this time. Pluto rules the collective and this combination is indicative of a group of people who will be affected by and learn from the issues we are dealing with today, as it will remain in their psyche as they age: income inequality, concerns about big business, authoritarian leadership around the world, and other issues that will surface in the next several years. The last group of people born with a Saturn-Pluto conjunction were born in the early 1980's (Libra) and before that 1946-47 (Leo).

Monday, May 6, 2019

Venus squares Saturn/Pluto: Relationships

Venus, the planet of love and values is the star of the show this week. Venus in Aries will square Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and trine Jupiter. The energy is evident at the time of this post, and this week will be difficult for many.

Venus squares Saturn, and this is exact in the early morning (EST) of May 7, so it's energy is apparent May 6. Venus square Saturn can create feelings of loneliness, feeling unloved, a need to streamline financial issues, and at times it can create a negative focus on relationships. You could be in a position of having to do something for a loved one that requires a sense of duty or obligation. In some cases relationships may end, but it would take more than this transit to bring it about. It is important not to blow negative feelings out of proportion and create a problem where one does not exist.

Venus trines Jupiter about 1 PM, May 9 (EST) and this is positive for our love lives, social lives and money, and the impact of this will be greater the evening before or the night of May 8. Make the most of this upbeat transit because less than an hour later, Venus squares Pluto May 9, as well. The energies will be intermingled.
Venus square Pluto is the most intense of these transits as Pluto deals with obsession, and if left unchecked can lead us down some dark rabbit holes.  Venus-Pluto can deal with many situations including 3 way love triangles,  relationships that are fatally flawed in some way to begin with, a return of past loves or thought processes in this direction, attractions that should not be or are inappropriate in some way, manipulative actions or jealousy. At worst it represents violence against women and we may hear this in the news.

At best this could bring about a change (either way) in a relationship and a look at where you are in your relationship and if it is fitting your needs.

It will be an intense week and as Uranus is conjunct Mercury May 7, there could be unexpected news.

These transits will have a greater affect on those born with Cardinal planets-Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn at 20-24 degrees.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

May 2019: Major life changes

For the second month this year Saturn and Pluto will remain close together giving us a glimpse into what this powerful conjunction will bring when it is exact in January of 2020. This is harsh energy indicative of change in the world and our lives.

This transit occurred three times in the past century: 1982 (Libra), 1947 (Leo) and 1914-15 (Gemini and Cancer). This cycle occurs every 32-28 years in history, and brings major  geo-political and personal changes.
Pluto transforms and Saturn restricts and as these planets are in Capricorn many will experience job and work changes but it is not limited to this area. 

What will change in your life depends on where this transit falls in your personal chart and those most affected will have Cardinal planets (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) at 20-24 degrees.

Restriction or limitation can force you to work hard to change something that has outlived its time and purpose in your life and it may be time to build a new foundation for future prosperity or success in some area. Therefore for many this is a time of hard work and patience and determination may be needed. The seeds of change are being planted now and this is the best time to take stock and accept the inevitable as to what must change. If you ignore that which has become obvious things may become more difficult late this year or next. Listen to your own intuition and advice. This is the time for well thought out change in the areas of your life that are no longer working.

Planets in retrograde

May is a month to reconsider the issues and projects on the table so far this year, as Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn are all retrograde this month.

-Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius asks that we tone down the natural optimism of the sign and focus on what we can really accomplish in any given area, rather than just shooting for the moon. This is not negative but rather akin to driving down a long road and reaching a fork at the end of the road. You must choose one path or another, which will it be?

Money may go out faster than it comes in, and in some cases putting the brakes on spending or finances if necessary can only lead to future stability. For some, education and travel may be front and center in terms of accomplishment and the next move up.

Saturn began its annual retrograde on April 29, and it will remain in its retrograde period until September 18.

-As Saturn is the planet of structure, discipline and responsibility we can consider this a learning period. Saturn retrograde is a time when issues can be processed and sorted out. Just how responsible and realistic about your goals you have been in the past can be a question Saturn asks during its retrograde period. Now is the time to do the real work to move forward.

-Retrograde Pluto is a time when change occurs in lawsuits, major financial matters and many things turn inward for resolution.
Both Saturn and Pluto (in Capricorn) are about re-rooting yourself in what is enduring, permanent and harmonious with nature.

Retrograde Saturn can delay, and cause procrastination, and its retrograde affect tends toward pessimism and indecision, especially if it aspects something in your personal chart.

April New Moon

The New Moon falls on May 5, at 14 degrees of Taurus. Taurus is a rich, laid back sign connected with the earth, and spring, and its ruling planet is Venus. As the moon and Sun trine Neptune there should be a pleasant influence, and its sextile to Saturn and Pluto should lend stability, humility and patience. This moon will be good for creative and spiritual pursuits. Finances and possessions may come into focus as Taurus is the natural ruler of the 2nd house of money/income.

Mars opposes Jupiter and things can get blown out of proportion, but this 
transit can give courage, self confidence and appeal. The downside would be conceit, greed, and over promotion of personal desires, or ever extending yourself in some way. Look to hear news regarding courts, the law, foreign people and situations and publishing.

The intense Scorpio full moon

The full Moon falls at 27 degrees of Scorpio on May 18. Scorpio rules the 8th house of sex, money, other people's money, debt and change and transformation. This Moon will intensify feelings which will become deep and superficial answers and relationships will not suffice.

A full moon in Scorpio can leave you spellbound in some way, or it can be a time of walking away from spells that need to be broken and left behind. A Scorpio full moon illuminates that which holds the psyche, or it can be a time of dissolving those holds.

This Moon opposes the Sun and Mercury, amping up emotions and communications. Young people, children and pets can be of concern at this time.

Venus is conjunct Uranus, and this is a day for new and exciting ventures. Alternatively it can be a day of plans gone awry, or changed for some reason.

Venus-Uranus can indicate sudden and exciting friendships, but Uranus is unpredictable in its nature and some relationships may suddenly end.
New people that are met under this transit may or may not have longevity no matter how well you get along. Only time will determine whether or not the relationship will last.

The New and Full moons fall on the 2nd/8th house axis of money versus other people's money, merging with earth itself or another, and transformation of that which already exists. Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs that crave security and stability over change, and yet this Scorpio moon can be a time of intense transformation.

Love Forecast for May

Venus, the planet of love is in Aries until April 15. Venus here is in Mars sign so and love is ardent and sometimes impulsive. Venus in Aries does not like boredom and routine and cherishes freedom and independence above all else. Venus in Aries likes the chase. If you were born with Venus in Aries you need challenge and creativity. This placement will work well for fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) as well as Gemini and Aquarius.

May 15, love energies change as Venus enters Taurus. Taurus is ruled by Venus who is at home here. Venus in Taurus means we live more through our senses at this time and our appetite for pleasure can increase. Taurus likes quality:  good restaurants, beautiful clothes and all the finer things in life. We are prone to look for stability in relationships and things that last. Love and physical expressions can become more tangible. This will work well for Water and earth signs.

Mars rules men and is the other planet associated with love and romance.
Mars remains in Gemini through May 15, when it enters Cancer.

With Mars in Gemini the way to the heart is through the head. Mars here like conversation, intellectual stimulation, and sometimes one partner is not always enough to satisfy. Maintaining focus can be a problem as Mars energy here can tend to be scattered, but it is quick and diverse. Most of all, now is the time to have something to talk about and Mars in this sign can't stand to be bored.

When Mars moves into Cancer, love energy takes a turn toward being more nurturing. Love can be softer, more caring and activities can be centered around the home. Goals and plans at this time can be subject to mood swings, and what our mood is at the moment. Cancer energy is typically more prone to a desire to commit than Gemini.

Other significant transits in May:

Mercury, the planet of communication takes front and center as we begin the month. While it is traveling through Aries, speech may become more direct, bolder and forceful if not aggressive. It is up to us to use discretion in communicating with others so we don't come across as being rash and impulsive. At this time Mercury sets off the Saturn-Pluto conjunction and we can expect to see major events in the world.

May 1, Mercury squares Saturn This is tiring and can be indicative of negative thinking and communication. Used wisely you can logically reach many decisions. As it sextiles Mars at the same time this gives us some planetary help in terms of communicating with others.

May 2, Mercury squares Pluto. This is indicative of obsessive thinking, or you may have a thought that is hard to let go of at this time. You could be searching for an answer trying to uncover facts but this transit is prone to arguments and disagreements. By the early morning hours Mercury will trine Jupiter, and this will represent much more positive and optimistic thinking.

May 7, Venus squares Saturn. This is not the transit for social gatherings or love, unless it is deeply bound in duty or responsibility. You may feel lonely and focused on negative relationship issues.

May 8, Mercury conjuncts Uranus. This is indicative of impulsive speech and communication, unexpected news and blurting out secrets. It can be accident prone so watch traveling.
Also the Sun sextiles Neptune. This is prone to spiritual and creative or humanitarian thoughts and ventures.

May 9, Venus trines Jupiter. This is positive for business, social affairs and love. Generally very upbeat and positive.

May 11, Sun trines Saturn. Positive for work and getting things done.

May 13, Sun trines Pluto. Positive for working with groups, getting to the bottom of any matter.

May 14, Venus sextiles Mars. Good for business, social activities, amps up interest in sex and romance.

May 15, Mercury sextiles Neptune. Creative, inspirational, and good for intuition.

May 16, Mercury trines Saturn. Good for the facts, a long look at reality, but not in a negative way.

May 18, Mercury trines Pluto. Good for group activities, finding answers, deep expression of feelings.
Also Venus conjuncts Uranus. This is a day to try something different and break from routine.

May 21, The Sun and Mercury enter Gemini. The Sun conjunct Mercury can be prone to willful behavior and egos can get out of control.

May 29, Mercury squares Neptune. This is prone to confusion, deception, tiredness and dreams may be vivid.

May 30, Venus sextiles Neptune. Great for any form of creativity, social interaction and spiritual pursuits.
Also, Mercury opposes Jupiter. Generally positive but conversations may be blown out of proportion.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mars squares Neptune: Deception

Mars is square Neptune and this transit will be exact in the morning hours of April 27th.

Mars/Neptune transits are generally tiring, and can create a cloud of doubt and confusion. While Mars rules action and ego, its square to Neptune produces confused action, ego denying situations (or low self esteem) and it can be hard to follow a straight course. Neptune is escapist, dreamy, spiritual and creative, and Mars is action oriented. There is a clash between these two energies.

This can be productive of creative and spiritual efforts however, and compassion can be given or received.

Neptune rules things that are secret and hidden, and as Mars makes contact, things can be revealed that were previously unknown.

We can be prone to self delusion as well as being deluded by other people, of just lack of clarity regarding the issues.

Inner tensions can be present at this time that can become overwhelming if we allow ourselves to become overly susceptible to this energy. Things may not be what they appear. Glamour, gossip and intrigues could be front and center in your life, but generally unproductive of anything positive.

This aspect is susceptible to drugs and alcohol and those tendencies may manifest themselves if they are present in an individual. Drug or food allergies can manifest, and this energy is sensitive to chemicals of all types.

This transit is prone to uncovering secrets, scandals, and untruths. We could see or hear of issues with gas, gasses and water. We can hear news of weather-related situations, lies, unclear situations, religion, and same sex relationships.

This is not the week to take everyone at their word or face value, sign contracts or be involved in serious money transactions. Even at its best, there can be confusion over communication. What is left unsaid can often become the source of the problem.

Pluto retrogrades: Reconsidering our options

Pluto turns retrograde April 24, at 23 degrees of Capricorn.  It will remain retrograde until October 3, when it turns direct at 20 degrees of Capricorn.
This  is a significant change, especially if you have Cardinal planets-Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn at 22-24 degrees. If so, changes can occur at this time, depending on what else is in your chart.
Many issues relating to joint monies and investments, partnerships and sex will begin to be internalized during this period allowing us to look at things from a different viewpoint. Pluto is about making deep change that goes beneath the surface. One way of looking at this is destruction of that which is no longer working, which will now become obvious. Pluto wants to uncover things and bring them from the darkness or hidden realm and into the light.
Certain issues involving power or power structures may appear to lose steam during this time, but they are not really going away, they are just going under the surface, where activity is still occurring that can be significant when Pluto turns direct again. In a sense we are backing up, to reconsider ideas and information.
When Pluto turns direct again long term issues of this type (power issues) will surface again both in our personal lives and the world. But, as Pluto retrogrades we have the opportunity to look at things from a different perspective and effect a transformative change.
As Saturn retrogrades within the week, this will have a significant affect on world events, as we mull things over the next few months. This will especially be apparent in the US as Pluto turns retrograde conjunct Mercury in the US Natal chart. Mercury rules reports, the written word, communications, and young people, which is where the collective focus will be.