Tuesday, July 30, 2019

August 2019: 2 stelliums and Jupiter turns direct!


In August we will have a 2 stelliums (3 or more) of planets in Leo, then Virgo. The Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars will all be in Leo the earlier part of the month. Leo rules the 5th house of love, children, friends and entertainment and we can look for things to become overall lighter. Its time for some summer fun! 

As the fast moving planets move into Virgo later in the month, life takes on a different tone and we will be focused more on work, fitness and diet. Virgo is much more detail oriented and can be considered pickier or more critical. School starts and its back to the salt mines, as they say.

Jupiter is the planet of money, expansion and gain and it turns direct on August 11, after a 4 month retrograde. Wherever Jupiter is in your personal chart is where your luck and gain will fall throughout the year. Jupiter is in Sagittarius until December, where it is at home and quite powerful. When it turns direct we can expect increased optimism, luck and in some cases money increases. It turns direct at 14 degrees of Sagittarius and those benefiting the most are of course, Sagittarius, Aries and Leo or those with planets in these signs. The Air signs can benefit as well:  Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. If Jupiter turns direct on a planet in your personal chart, you can usually expect positive results, but of course it dependson what it is aspecting as Jupiter expands whatever it touches.

Mercury turns direct July 31, at 23 degrees of Cancer after three weeks of retrograding through both Leo and Cancer. It will not begin to move forward until August 3rd. This is called the stationary direct period and during these few days we can experience more glitches, breakdowns, delays and action and projects we are working on can change once again. It will remain in Cancer through the 11th and then enters Leo for the second time. Mercury has a shadow period where things are still straightening out and not quite normal and this will end August 15. After this, its full steam ahead!

Uranus turns retrograde August 11, at 6 degrees of Taurus.
Sudden change can occur at this time, especially if this is aspecting your personal chart. There could be breakups, endings of all sorts, and surprise types of change. Uranus is the planet associated with freedom and the next week or so will be critical. As Uranus turns retrograde we typically see changes play out on the world stage, and they can be dramatic.

Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury and is considered the planet of revolution, technology  and revolts as well as new ideas and innovations. Uranus also rules earthquakes, weather, aircraft change and unexpected or explosive events.

Love forecast for August
As we begin the month, the Sun, Venus and Mars are all in Leo and will soon be joined by Mercury. Venus and Mars are the day to day significators of our love life and when they are in the same sign together, this becomes a significant time and your chances can increase for meeting new people. This month, both planets will be in Leo through August 16. This will work well for Leo, who should feel extra dazzling as well as Aries, who will have Mars and Venus moving through their 5th house of love. As this is a prime opportunity make the most of it. Sagittarius can also benefit as well as Gemini, Libra and Aquarius or those with planets in these signs.

August 21, both Mars and Venus enter Virgo for the rest of the month. This works well for Virgo, who should feel extra special as well as Capricorn and especially Taurus. Others who can benefit in the love department include Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.  It's not every day Venus and Mars transit through the same sign and these two will be in Virgo through September 13.
Full Moon in Aquarius
This month's full moon falls at 22 degrees of Aquarius August 15, and the lunar peak is at 8: 29 AM. Aquarius rules the 11th house of the collective, friends, groups and hopes and wishes. Aquarius  is rules by Uranus and Saturn so we may see some unexpected events.
This Moon opposes the Sun, Venus and Mars. Moon-Venus is typically lighthearted but as it also opposes Mars emotions can escalate and tempers can flare. The Sun conjunct Venus however, is indicative of love, romance and good times and we will feel a desire to be with others.

The Moon in Aquarius has a strong desire for freedom and does not like to be smothered. Being in groups of people as opposed to one on one, may serve a positive purpose at this time and could work well.
Other transits of importance in August:
August 2, Venus squares Uranus-Change can occur in love and money. You could feel compelled to try something different today and unexpected events can occur. Freedom can be a theme.

August 6, the Sun trines Jupiter-This is a basically positive and outgoing transit positive for anything involving money, groups, meetings or social affairs.

August 8, Venus trines Jupiter-Positive for love, money, getting together with friends or anything of the sort. Don't overdo things.

August 11, Mercury enters Leo-Communication changes once again. This is Mercury's second pass through Leo since the retrograde. Communication becomes bolder and more direct as opposed to emotional as it was in Cancer.

August 13, The Sun conjuncts Venus. This happens once a year and is positive for love, social activity and finance.

August 16, Mercury squares Uranus. This is prone to changeability and sudden and unexpected news and events. Use caution while driving.

August 18, Mars enters Virgo. Mars in this sign is very detail oriented and we can expect action to change, People will be more focused on work and health, and can come across as being critical or picky.

August 21, Venus enters Virgo. Love energy changes, benefiting Earth signs and some will become pickier in love and romance. Mercury trines Jupiter and this is optimistic and positive.

August 23, the Sun enters Virgo and we are now in the Virgo season.

August 24, Venus conjuncts Mars and sparks can fly between the sexes one way or another. This can indicate an attraction but let time determine if it is based on more than sexual attraction.

August 26, Venus trines Uranus. Look for the unexpected today in love and money. This can be a positive but changeable day.

August 28, Mars trines Uranus. Action can take unexpected turns in a positive way. You may try something different.

August 29, Mercury enters Virgo. Communication changes and becomes more detail oriented if not grounded. Some may seem overly critical.

The Sun trines Uranus, and this can bring about sudden change changes, or unexpected events typically of a positive nature.

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Sun, Moon and Venus square Uranus: Unpredictability and change!


We have a some changeable  days ahead and the more your plans are set in stone the more disruptive this will be. The more stable your life is the less changeable it will be, but as always it depends what is in your personal chart at the time. Uranus is involved, and this is the planet of unexpected change.

Uranus rules freedom, changeability, unexpected twists and turns, electricity, aircraft, and explosive and unexpected circumstances to name a few.

The Sun is now moving into its square with Uranus and this becomes exact the evening of July 29. This will be followed by a New moon at 8 degrees of Leo that will square Uranus July 31, and Venus squares Uranus August 2. The energy will play out in the few days before and after these dates.

Sun square Uranus (July 29) is a transit that should demand our attention as Uranus is the planet of sudden and unexpected change. You will be especially affected by this transit if you have a Leo, Taurus, Scorpio or Aquarius Sun at 5-7 degrees, or if you have other planets in your chart at these degrees. If you don't know consult a competent astrologer.

This is not the time to get into unstable or risky situations. At this time some things, as well as relationships can suddenly end or change. If you meet someone, romantic or otherwise, don't jump to conclusions no matter how attractive the person or situation appears, and let time be the judge. Uranus has a habit of bringing things in that leave as quickly as they came. Also, as Mercury turns direct August 31, there can be confusion and things in general cha change again.
It is important to drive defensively as people may be prone to making sudden moves as the energy is so changeable and some will act on sudden impulse.

For some, this can represent a major event or sudden change, and for others it may be as simple as changing your mind what you are going to do for the day. Either way, we are all under this powerful, changeable and erratic energy, but do not assume the worst. Sometimes change is positive and Uranus likes to shake us out of a rut.

Many people will experience this transit through other people who make changes.

Moon-Uranus (July 31) energy is also erratic and changeable. The Moon rules women and our emotions, and some may feel their emotions are all over the board and prone to sudden changes of mind on many matters. This can produce erratic and unstable interaction with women or family members.

Venus/Uranus (August 2) rules young women, values and money and is the planet associated with love, so relationships can change at this time for better or worse.  This can indicate breakups, sudden unstable romantic infatuations, excessive pursuit of pleasure or unexpected financial or social difficulties.

In the world we can expect to see these transits play out with unexpected events and as we are still in the eclipse season some of the events could be explosive or shocking. Uranus can represent airplane crashes, earthquakes or unexpected weather conditions, explosions, electrical or internet problems or hacks, and at its worst violence.

Venus-Uranus can coincide with unpredictability in the financial markets.  We will certainly hear news concerning women, scandals or both.

While the energy will be very high if not erratic there is no reason to expect to be caught up in any kind of a disaster, but it is important to be aware and plan your activities and interactions with others accordingly.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Venus opposes Pluto: Desires, obsessions and compulsions


It's been a rough week for many with the powerful eclipse in Capricorn and Venus's opposition to Saturn. I would love to say things are going to lighten up but we have another challenging transit this weekend as Venus opposes Pluto.

This transit is exact in the early morning hours of July 21, so expect this energy to begin to really play out by July 19-20. It's energy will be with us at least another 48 hours after it is exact.

You could feel instantly drawn to someone in a compelling or mysterious manner, but there could be something inappropriate about the relationship, or it could be based purely on physical attraction..

Under this transit some relationships and situations will end. Others, with work, could be transformed in some way, but the path will not be an easy one.

Pluto is an obsessive planet and its nature is to push, dig and in some cases bully. We could hear of domestic violence or abuse. Venus rules women and this combination typically brings news concerning women. We could hear of scandals or issues involving sex or sex trafficking. At the time of this post convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein has been denied bail.

Venus rules love, money and values, and Pluto rules sex, obsessions, bullies, jealousy and the darker emotions, as well as transformation of all kinds. It could relate to obscure dramas, endings, indiscretions, compulsions, irrational behavior, emotional meltdowns, manipulation and issues over sex or money. It is important to control your thinking/emotions as to not go down a dark rabbit hole that would be hard to get out of. You or someone else could become suspicious, controlling or manipulative.

Venus is transiting through Cancer, the ruler of the 4th house of home and family and Cancer is concerned with home and family, security and feelings.

 As Venus is in Cancer this could involve situations that include family members, and with Pluto in Capricorn it  could involve business relationships, or any other type of relationship, not limited to romantic ones.
In the world expect this to play out in terms of news relating to women, money, scandals and abuse of power. We could hear news of those considered, 'open enemies' to the US.

This will affect those with Cardinal planets ( Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) at 20-23 degrees. If the Sun's opposition to Pluto was significant to you July 13/14th this one will have an affect as well.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Powerful lunar eclipse in Capricorn: Change comes, ready or not!


The second eclipse of the season falls at 24 degrees of Capricorn, July 16. This is a partial lunar eclipse and the lunar peak occurs at 5:38 PM, CST. This eclipse cannot be seen in the US, but it is visible in Australia, Africa, South America, most of Europe, and Asia.

The planetary ruler of Capricorn is Saturn known as the task master and Saturn rules our structures, discipline and time. Saturn can relate to great wealth or great privation.

Capricorn is a disciplined and focused sign and rules buildings, building things, the earth, carpenters, banking, big business, cemetery workers, chiropractors, civil engineers, contractors, government officials or service, employers, masonry, time keepers, osteopaths, orthopedists, politicians, sculptors, ice businesses, economists, dentistry, landlords, routine workers, watchmakers, night watchmen to name a few.

A lunar eclipse in this sign and degree occurred July 2000, so if you are old enough to remember this, you have a clue as to how this eclipse will affect you.

As Mercury is retrograde, events connected to this eclipse may occur now or later as a retrograde Mercury can delay. This energy will be intense for the next 30 days. Further events connected to this event can occur in January 2020, when Saturn hits the eclipse point.

This eclipse is in a Cardinal sign which means action or movement. The term cardinal is derived from a Latin word that means important. This eclipse falls on the 10th-4th axis, which relates to business and priorities, home and our basic structures and foundations in life,  security and emotions. For some, intense emotional reactions and compulsive behavior can lead to a crisis state, or this could be experienced through others.
In relationships you could experience jealousy, compulsions, compulsive behavior, manipulation, coercion and at worst volatility or violence if those tendencies exit already. At this time some relationships must end or change.

The eclipse is conjunct Pluto and Saturn, setting off the Saturn-Pluto conjunction that will dominate the skies between now and 2020. We will see major events in our lives and on the world stage. Moon-Pluto transits relate to things and situations that can be revealed, power struggles and the abuse of power, bullies, sex and money. The moon rules the Mother and women. Issues related to family and early childhood or childhood conditioning  can be experienced at this time. Some will feel the urge to dominate and control situations and other people.

Pluto transits often reveal the dark or shadow side of our personalities and can generate deep seated fear, obsessions and sometimes a desire to control out of fear of being controlled. This may dredge up past situations, revelations, issues from the past, and long ago deeply felt hurts that still reside in the subconscious mind. Things may happen at this time that are beyond our ability to control.

You could find yourself in a power struggle with someone else and it is important to consider the question: Is it someone else that is the problem, or some type of internal deeply felt situation or desire within yourself?  Some will experience a crisis of self-confidence.

The positive side of this is change that can occur on a very deep level. Now is the time to purge your mind and life of negative habits and patterns of thinking that tie you down and to the past and old programming that is no longer beneficial to your life and growth. The tendency my be to try and repress or block that which seems frightening, but it is actually an opportunity to let go of these thoughts, ideas and compulsions. Deep change is possible.

Venus is opposing Saturn at 16 degrees of Cancer-Capricorn and is exact in the early morning hours of July 17. This becomes part of the eclipse energy and relationship issues can occur involving love and emotions, money and young women in particular along with personal  values.

You may feel emotionally stymied, cold, or others may seem cold and it may be hard to express yourself. Guilt, loneliness and self-pity or conflicts with close partners can occur as a result of this or you could feel undeserving. It is important to remember if these feelings occur, they should not be taken seriously and this is a short lived transit. Situations and people who make you feel like this should be released if this is their long term effect. Money or financial matters may come to the forefront as well. What do I value most, can be a relevant question at this time.

You can use this energy to purge your life and mind of situations that are no longer viable or in your best interest as Pluto is the ultimate planet of change and regeneration. It may not be easy, but could lead to a new, transformed and better future and outlook on life. Let go of that which does not work and you will experience a re-birth, as this is the nature of Pluto.
This powerful eclipse will affect us on a personal and global level. Moon-Pluto deals with Motherhood and early conditioning,  women and long held views of women, sexuality and that which society considers appropriate and not appropriate, such as taboos. Families and family values are a topic likely to be front and center.  Expect more news related to sex, sex trafficking, women's issues, those who desire to control and manipulate women's issues. Pluto deals with the darker side of power, absolute power and control, crime, abuse and destruction. Government upheaval is a Plutonian example of the type of change Pluto brings, along with terrorism and it rules drug lords and crime organizations.

In the US chart this eclipse falls in the 8th house and is conjunct Mercury the planet of communication, speech and publishing.  The eighth house rules international finance, multi-national companies, death, public mortality, national death and re-birth. Mercury rules all communication, travel, and young people, power and control.  We will see major news stories relating to these matters and potential attempts to limit the free press, and freedom of speech could also become an issue. Pluto and Mercury rule the press. As this eclipse will oppose Pluto (in the US chart), emotions in the US will be intense and we can hear news of crime, violence, power struggles, corruption, and abuse of power. There could be questions about what constitutes the government's authority and reach. We could hear of a significant (public) death within the next month and finances and financial markets could be of concern. Earth related issues may be obvious at this time and Pluto also rules Nuclear energy and weapons as well as buildings and structures.

Venus will conjunct the North node in Cancer and opposes Saturn.  On the world stage we will see a crisis involving girls and young women that  relates to the past. Ideas, opinions and values in relationship to women will come to the forefront at this time offering an opportunity to change what needs to be changed within society.  Money and values can also come into question, especially societal values that are no longer appropriate.

This will be a stressful and intense time, and it important not to act on impulses. With Pluto there is often destruction or change of what exists but it an opportunity for a beautiful re-birth that can lead to a positive and rewarding future.