Sep 21 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Sep 21, 2020 – Sep 27, 2020:
This week starts on Monday with Mercury squaring Pluto. This aspect is associated with intrusive thoughts, anxieties and fears. It can feel like your mind is playing tricks on you, convincing you that something is real based on rudimentary “facts.” You want to be careful not to let your imagination run away with you, lest you find yourself growing increasingly paranoid.
This aspect is great for ferreting out hidden information but is not so good at evaluating it objectively. With the Moon in Scorpio — squaring Venus and trining Neptune on that day — you could be in danger of jumping to conclusions, so if you notice yourself getting fixated on something and feeling the urge to act, step back, take a breather and re-evaluate it in a couple days.
Sep 14 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Sep 14, 2020 – Sep 20, 2020:
This week starts with Balsamic Moon / Venus conjunction in Leo on Monday. This conjunction will be visible on the Eastern horizon in the early morning hours. The Leo Moon is associated with warmth, vitality, personality and creative self-expression. Add to that the conjunction with Venus and the emphasis is on reveling in the moment, embracing life to the fullest, and setting your worries aside long enough to bask in the light of the day.
This fits in very well with a Sun / Pluto trine, which is partile on Monday. This transit is all about harnessing your personal power and channeling it in productive / transformative ways. It’s excellent for business and financial matters since both of these planets are in Earth signs. It can also be used to make positive changes in yourself — as in how you wish to present yourself to the outer world and how you want to be perceived.
Sep 07 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Sep 7, 2020 – Sep 13, 2020:
This week we have a two planets changing direction: We have Mars going retrograde and Jupiter going direct. We also have seven planets in earth signs, counting the Moon which is in Taurus — where it’s exalted — on Monday.
Because there are so many planets in earth signs now, The Moon makes favorable aspects to all of them and continues this trend into Tuesday before it goes void of course around 9:30 pm (GMT).
Aug 31 2020
Aries: The Hanged Man
This month, with your ruling planet (Mars) turning retrograde, you may feel like the Universe is forcing you to put certain aspects of your life on hold. Plans you’ve made may he held up or delayed, or you may feel the need to take a step back and regroup.
This card — the Hanged Man from the Feng Shui Tarot — refers to things slowing down or even coming to a dead halt. It could be due to circumstances beyond your control, or it could be a decision you make when you realize the path you’re on is leading you in a direction you don’t want to go.
You could be frustrated over something that’s taken too long to manifest, or have the sense that nothing is happening despite your best efforts. You may also feel like it’s one step forward and two steps back, courtesy of Mars retrograde.
Roadblocks are put in your path — often for your own good. You may have been running at a break-neck pace, never stopping to look at what you’ve accomplished. Or you may have found yourself losing steam over a project that just hasn’t panned out.
Either way, it may be time to step back, take some time to get perspective and put things on hold — at least long enough to evaluate your commitment.
The Hanged Man can refer to delays and sacrifices and when it does, you can bet they’re necessary. You’ll have to trust that there’s a reason, even if it’s not readily apparent, and that it will reveal itself to you in time. It indicates a need to back down, even if what you really really want to do is push forward. Your best bet under these circumstances will be to surrender to a higher power, or at least give up the resistance, for now.
Aug 30 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Aug 31, 2020 – Sep 6, 2020:
This week’s highlights include a Full Moon in Pisces and two planets — Mercury and Venus — changing signs. There are also numerous transits involving aspects between personal planets, ie Mercury, Venus and Mars.
The Aquarius Moon on Monday is the only Air sign presence we’ll see until the end of the week when Mercury moves into Libra. It’s largely unaspected, aside from a separating square to Uranus and an applying sextile to Mars.
Aug 28 2020
As an astrologer, people often ask me, “so when will things get better?” Sometimes it is hard to say exactly when, particularly now when there are three planets all in retrograde motion in the sign of Capricorn, but we do have the beginnings of an opening for progress this month as Jupiter turns direct on September 13th, Saturn on September 29th and Pluto, lagging behind the group, turns direct on October 4th.
This will start busting up any internal or external stalemates to your energy and actions. It won’t happen overnight but this does signify a course correction towards a favorable outcome.
It is the outer planets with their slow-moving orbits that induce the deepest changes in life and when in their normal forward motion we gain traction and momentum…finally! So take heart, my friends!
There is one snafu this month as Mars, the masculine planet of will, action and energy, will go into its retrograde motion period on September 9th through November 14th. This signifies a return to or review of something started in July or August. Mars goes into retrograde motion less frequently than the other planets, roughly every two years. It happens this time in the cardinal sign of Aries, which Mars rules and enjoys taking charge in.
Aug 24 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Aug 24, 2020 – Aug 30, 2020:
This week starts with a tense aspect (a square) on Monday between astrology’s lesser and greater malefics, Mars and Saturn. This aspect is often likened to having the pedal to the metal and driving full speed ahead (Mars) and then plowing into a brick wall (Saturn). It can be tremendously frustrating as you’re raring to go and the Universe is putting roadblocks in your path.
While there’s also a grand water trine involving the Moon in Scorpio, Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces in play. It’s not going to completely cancel out the tensions brought about by the Mars / Saturn square. It’s not the time to engage in any confrontational (or legally questionable) behaviors as you’re unlikely to come out unscathed. Try to respect the wisdom of Saturn and accept that whatever limitations are in place are there for a reason, which will likely reveal itself to you in time.
Aug 17 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Aug 17, 2020 – Aug 23, 2020:
We start this week with Mercury trining Mars and conjuncting the Sun on Monday. The trine to Mars is is great for asserting yourself with others clearing away any confusion or uncertainty. It’s good for making plans — especially anything tied to higher-mind goals and aspirations. Are you thinking about taking a course or going back to school? This aspect is perfect for offering your intentions up to the Universe and allowing them to take flight.
The conjunction with the Sun is a superior conjunction (as Mercury is currently in direct motion). It’s generally a very positive aspect, especially for things like interacting and communicating with others, sharing ideas, and gathering information, But because it’s so close to the Sun that it’s hidden from view (a condition known as “combust”) you want to be aware that not everything that pops into your head during this time is worth acting on.
Aug 10 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Aug 3, 2020 – Aug 9, 2020:
This week starts with a bang, with two powerful planets — Mars and Uranus — involved in tense aspects with other planets. We have Mars conjuncting the Dark Moon Lilith at 22° Aries 04 on Monday. The Black Moon (or lunar apogee) is associated with the raw, assertive and unyielding feminine strength and power. It is a mysterious and seductive energy that exposes us to our own shadow material, as uncomfortable as that might be.
The conjunction of the Mars to this point conjures up images of women taking back their power and men honoring their inner woman (or anima figures). It’s a powerful conjunction that can cut away that which is no longer conducive to our own evolutionary potential, and replace it with what is.
Aug 03 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Aug 3, 2020 – Aug 9, 2020:
We’ve got a lot going on this week astrologically, with a Full Moon in Aquarius, two planets (Venus and Mercury) changing signs, and by week’s end a complete absence of Air signs and an abundance (seven planets in all) of Cardinal signs.
Starting on Monday, we have Mercury in Cancer opposing Saturn in Capricorn. This can be a bit of a downer or a rain-on-your-parade aspect, with the planet ruling thoughts and ideas (Mercury) in conflict with the planet ruling restrictions and limitations. It can manifest as an existential crisis, but only if you let it. Since oppositions are always about “forced integration,” you want to think about ways to satisfy both of these energies.
Aug 01 2020
Aries: Page of Wands
You should be in your element this month, now that Mars (your ruling planet) is back in your sign. With Mars in Aries, you’re going to be feeling more dynamic, energetic and alive.
This card is about racing toward your goals with the sort of fierce determination that propels you toward the finish line. There’s no conserving energy or plodding along methodically when it comes to the Page of Wands. It’s all go go go and get it done now!
The Page of Wands — this version from the Mythic Tarot — combines the fearlessness and impulsivity of the Page with the drive and passion associated with the Wands (or Fire) element.
You may be rushing toward a deadline, scrambling to outsmart your competitors or planning an adventure — but even in that case there’s little planning involved. It’s more about chasing after your goals and striking while the iron is hot.
This card represents the urge to get the ball rolling, make things happen, and fearlessly go after your goals without worrying about consequences or pitfalls. It could indicate someone in your life — generally an eager, enthusiastic, free-spirited young warrior who’s full of life and has boundless energy — or it can represent a part of you that’s ready to come to life.
Either way, the Page of Wands — much like Mars in Aries — encourages you to muster up the courage and confidence to go after what you truly want and to not let anyone stand in your way.
Jul 29 2020
The month begins with an interesting conjunction of Venus and the North node in the late degrees of Gemini through the 8th.
This can cause extremes in all Venus ruled areas of life, particularly relationships as Venus in Gemini wants to talk, talk, talk about the relationship now. Choose your words carefully.
Venus then leaves Gemini on the 8th and enters the sign of Cancer where she remains through the end of the month, happily transiting that feminine water sign. Mercury is also in the sign of Cancer through the 6 th so security, home and family are issues that are up and in focus now.
Mars, the god of war, remains in Aries at 18 degrees and will advance to 27 degrees by the end of the month. We have been in the shadow area of the upcoming Mars retrograde since July 24th so what is going on now with Mars related situations. i.e., men, weapons, aggression, conflict, soldiers, police, will be reviewed during the retrograde phase beginning on September 9th through November 14th. Get ready for a wild ride with this retrograde.