Jan 31 2020
There’s a lot going on this month, including the first Mercury retrograde of the year! The little dude does his apparent backwards dance from February 16th through March 9th, beginning at 12 degrees of Pisces and back to 28 degrees of Aquarius.
Mercury is considered weak in the sign of Pisces because it is opposite Virgo, a sign he rules. In Pisces, Mercury loses his precision focus and gets scattered. Be aware of this during the retrograde period and also when he moves forward over those degrees through the end of March. Mercury is in Pisces until April 12th, so this is a fairly long period of debility, almost 2 months!
Mercury is the conscious mind, the intellect, how we communicate, short trips and mechanical objects. We all have our Mercury Rx stories and while this time can be annoying it is not devastating or to be feared. Any planetary retrograde period is a time to do things over, review progress and revise action. Things generally work themselves out as he begins forward motion again.
Venus is transiting Pisces, her sign of exaltation, through February 8 and then she enters Aries, a sign of her debility because it is opposite Libra, a sign she rules. She is still highly visible in southwestern sky after sunset. Check out that luminous brilliance while you can. May all beings be blessed by this vision.
Jan 27 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 27, 2020 – Feb 2, 2020:
This week starts with Venus conjuncting Neptune and squaring Mars on Monday. The Venus / Neptune portion of this aspect is a harmonious apsect that is made all the more powerful by the fact that both planets are dignified in Pisces — the sign that Venus is exalted in and Neptune rules. Neptune is also the higher octave of Venus. This conjunction is associated with the purest forms of beauty, art and love.
It is merging completely with others — and with the Universe — and in this respect it’s associated with all of those areas that bring us together in ways that we can relate to one another — through things like music, romance, dreams and psychic connections. It’s visionary, mystical and idealistic. It’s also incredibly compassionate and altruistic. On a personal level it can inspire us to strive for ecstasy, nirvana and bliss.
Jan 20 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 20, 2020 – Jan 26, 2020:
Starting on Monday, the Sun leaves Capricorn and moves into Aquarius. The Sun is said to be debiliated in Aquarius, the sign of its detriment. But when you look at it, this placement is far from weak. With the bodyt associated with ego, will, Self, etc. (the Sun) in the sign of the Water Bearer, known for pouring wisdom, progress and humanitarian ideals into the collective unconscious — we should be inspired to start marching to the beat of our own drums, to think outside the box and to take the roads less traveled.
The Sun in Aquarius represents a time when the Ego is introduced into the collective and we start seeing ourselves as part of something bigger — bigger than our homes, families and cities. Bigger than our states and countries. We see ourselves as unique individuals — a tiny and potentially insignificant microcosm — in a much larger and more significant macrocosm, known as humanity.
Jan 13 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 13, 2020 – Jan 19, 2020:
The week starts on Monday, with the Sun joining up with the Saturn / Pluto conjunction we spoke about last week. This adds another layer to an already powerful astrological configuration that’s been moving into play for several months. There’s no question that Saturn / Pluto aspects relate to power, influence and control. Especially in the ambitious and authoritative sign of Capricorn.
The Sun adds things like Will, Ego and Self-Importance to the mix, and let’s not forget that Mercury is still there as well. So we have five planets in Capricorn with four of them tightly conjunct (within less than 1 degree) and it’s going to be impossible to separate their influences. Power struggles may erupt. We’ll likely see leaders vying for prominence with the potental for ruthlessness to take center stage.
Jan 06 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 6, 2020 – Jan 12, 2020:
We’ve got a lot going on this week, starting with a mutual reception between Venus and Uranus, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Cancer, Uranus changing direction (going direct) and a triple conjunction involving Mercury, Saturn and Pluto.
We start things off on Monday, with Jupiter conjuncting the Sourth Niode (and thus automatically opposing the North Node). The Lunar Nodes are karmic in nature and can act as a catalyst for change. Because we are dealijng with the Cancer/ Capricorn polairity, this transit seeks to create balance between our inner and outer worlds.