Feb 08 2021
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Feb 8, 2021 – Feb 14, 2021:
This week begins on Monday with a retrograde Mercury conjuncting the Sun. This is an inferior conjunction, meaning that it’s passing between the Earth and the Sun. It’s also “combust,” or so close to the Sun that it’s obscured by the Sun’s rays. The exact conjunction is referred to by classical astrologers as “cazimi,” which means in the heart of the Sun.
This is a powerful condition, with the cazimi planet’s influence generally seen as heightened and energized by the Sun. But because Mercury’s retrograde and is essentially “hidden” by the Sun, this aspect can be somewhat problematic. The main thing to watch for is information that is hidden or lacking, which can result in making ill-informed decisions, especially given Mercury’s retrograde status.
Feb 01 2021
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Feb 1, 2021 – Feb 7, 2021:
This week begins on Monday with Venus moving into Aquarius and in mutual reception with Uranus. Venus in Aquarius is independent and open-minded. It’s a friendly, sociable placement with a penchant for quirkiness and eccentricity. It’s self-reliant and autonomous, with progressive social values and an interest in humanitarian ideals.
This transit is good for exploring your views on relationships and what makes them unique. It’s good for throwing out preconceived notions, and being more tolerant of the many different relationship styles. It’s also excellent for expressing your own individuality and acknowledging the same in others.
Jan 24 2021
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Jan 25, 2021 – Jan 31, 2021:
This week starts with a 60° aspect (sextile) between the Sun and Chiron on Monday. This transit can lead us to a better understanding of what others are going through at any given time. Especially the more agonizing emotional experiences that are still unresolved. It open us up to vulnerabilities we might ordinarily dismiss or overlook. It can bring reminders of our own traumatic experiences to the forefront, and help us to identify the same in others.
This transit is made all the more relevant in that it’s positioned in action-oriented signs. With Sun in Aquarius — the sign that’s associated with embracing the quirks and idiosyncrasies in others — and Chiron in Aries — the sign associated with courage and conviction — this aspect act as a catalyst for change, by breaking through whatever obstacles are standing in your way.
Jan 17 2021
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Jan 18, 2021 – Jan 24, 2021:
We start this week on Monday, with the Moon — still New — in Pisces, sextiling the Sun and Pluto. These are both relatively mellow transits, with the Pisces Moon bringing empathy, intuition and empathy to the table, with the Sun and Pluto adding elements of will-power and self-control.
The Moon in Pisces is loving, compassionate, and highly impressionable. It can increase psychic awareness and make you more susceptible to outside influences. It’s mystical and ethereal, but can also be incredibly naïve. It’s not good at filtering out negative or harmful information, and can therefore be easily deceived. This is the most sensitive and idealistic Moon there is. So try to put yourself in other people’s shoes and show some compassion during these trying times.
Jan 11 2021
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Jan 11, 2021 – Jan 17, 2021:
We start this week on Monday, with Mercury conjuncting Jupiter and both of them sextiling Chiron. With respect to the Mercury / Jupiter conjunction, we have two natural polarities — the natural rulers of the 3rd and 9th houses — joined together in harmony. We have Mercury — the planet associated with communications and ideas — conjuncting Jupiter — the planet associated with benevolence, good will and generosity.
The sextile to Chiron brings elements like compassion, humility and tolerance to the table, making it a little easier to understand someone else’s point of view. Among many other things, this transit is good for opening your heart to those you love and expressing appreciation and gratitude for all that you have. It’s good for coming together with others and celebrating your allegiances while honoring and accepting your differences. It can herald a time for feeling inspired and optimistic about the future.
Jan 04 2021
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Jan 4, 2021 – Jan 10, 2021:
This week we have three planets — Mercury, Venus and Mars — all changing signs. We’re also dealing with an out-of-bounds planet (Mercury) and a stationary planet (Uranus, which will go direct in 10 days, at the exact degree it occupies now), and by week’s end the entire body of planets encased within the North and South Nodes.
Starting on Monday, we have a Moon — still full — in Virgo, which will trine the Sun, Mercury and Pluto, square Venus and oppose Neptune before the day is through. These are mostly productive and discipline transits, with emphasis on work to be done.
Dec 28 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Dec 28, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021:
We start this week with the Sun trining Uranus on Monday. These two planets make up what’s called a planetary pair, as rulers of opposing signs (Leo and Aquarius). Combined with yesterday’s square to Chiron, this is a tricky configuration, as it emphasizes being progressive and innovative on one hand, and struggling with identity and self-expression on the other.
Consider that the Sun is tied to your life force, will and self-expression, while Uranus is tied to thinking outside the box. These two planets in harmonious aspect represent encourage you to march to the beat of your own drum and express your own unique individuality in ways that inspire rather than shock. But the inconjunct to Chiron can manifest as a need to remedy an imbalance between the desire for self-actualization (the Sun) and the urge for self-sacrifice (Chiron).
Dec 20 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Dec 21, 2020 – Dec 27, 2020:
We start this week with the Sun moving into Capricorn on Monday. This marks the onset of Winter (the Winter Solstice) for those in the Northern Hemisphere. From an astronomical perspective, this is the time when the Sun reaches its southernmost declination and manifests as the shortest day and longest night of the year. (It’s exactly opposite for those in the Southern Hemisphere).
Astrologically it represents the Sun (ego, will, Self, etc) entering the sign of the Sea Goat, the archetype known for its ability to rise from the bottom of the deepest sea to the top of the highest mountain. As we tie up the last few days of the year, we may be all thinking “thank God this one is almost over” and making plans to do more, better and bigger next year. That’s the Sun in Capricorn.
Dec 13 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Dec 14, 2020 – Dec 20, 2020:
This week we have four planets (and an asteroid) changing signs, one planet changing direction and a New Moon total solar eclipse. Starting on Monday, Venus sextiles Jupiter and Mercury conjuncts the Moon’s South Node.
The Venus / Jupiter aspect one of the most peaceful and pleasant aspects we could hope for. It’s a sweet, sensitive, gentle transit that can throw you into sugar overload. But it’s also conciliatory. it brings these two planets — known as the lesser and greater benefics — to a consensus. It can go a long ways toward smoothing over disappointments and hurt feelings, making everyone feel included.
Dec 06 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Dec 7, 2020 – Dec 13, 2020:
We start this week on Monday with the asteroid Pallas moving into Aquarius, while Venus inconjuncts the North Node (and simultaneously semi-sextiles the South Node). The asteroid Pallas— named after the Greek goddess Pallas Athena — is often depicted wielding a sword, and is seen as a warrior and an advocate for truth. This asteroid is associated with wisdom, strategy, self-empowerment and creative intellect.
It works very well in Aquarius, the sign most associated with progress and social change. This placement can bring issues with humanitarian causes to the forefront. and can signal a need to stand up and defend those who’ve been marginalized, or who could use some guidance in reclaiming their power.
Nov 29 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Nov 30, 2020 – Dec 6, 2020:
This week starts on Monday with Mercury sexiling Saturn and a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 8° Gemini 38. The Mercury / Saturn aspect — especially in heavy-handed Scorpio and Capricorn — is practical and realistic, but it can also be a bit pessimistic.
This transit can make it a little easier to “get a grip” and see things from a rational perspective. It puts whatever doubts and delusions you have under a microscope and permits you to see things as they are rather than jumping to conclusions. It forces you to rely on facts rather than conjecture and can get you thinking logically rather than irrationally.
Nov 22 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of Nov 23, 2020 – Nov 29, 2020:
This week starts on Monday with a first quarter Moon in Pisces, where it sextiles Uranus, trines Mercury and conjuncts Neptune before the day is through. The Moon in Pisces is loving, compassionate, creative and highly impressionable. It can increase psychic awareness and make you more susceptible to outside influences. It’s mystical and ethereal, but can also be incredibly naive.
It’s not good at filtering out negative or harmful information, and can therefore be easily deceived. So try to temper some of that excess sensitivity with some good old fashioned common sense, especially if you’re inclined to attract people into your life who drain you emotionally.