Jul 27 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jul 27, 2020 – Aug 2, 2020:
This week starts with a Mercury / Mars square on Monday, just as Venus squares and Jupiter sextiles Neptune. The Mercury / Mars aspect — especially with Mars in Aries — can bring anger, impatience, aggression and recklessness to the surface, which can lead to confrontations. And because Mercury is in hypersensitive Cancer, there’s a potential for misunderstandings and hurt feelings as well.
This transit suggests that communications can be tempestuous, so consider taking a breath and count to 10 before you speak — especially if what you say can come across to others as angry or abrasive. It can manifest as harsh words, confrontations, temper tantrums and impatience. And it can also be careless and / or reckless which translates to “accident prone.” Watch your step during this transit, in more ways than one.
Jul 20 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jul 20, 2020 – Jul 26, 2020:
We have a New Moon / Saturn opposition (meaning that both the Sun and Moon are opposing Saturn) as we start the week on Monday. The New Moon each month brings opportunities to start anew, and this month with it falling in Cancer — the sign associated with home, family, security needs and roots — the emphasis is on relationships with those who are nearest and dearest to our hearts.
Jul 13 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jul 13, 2020 – Jul 19, 2020:
This week starts on Monday with a last-quarter Moon in Aries, which is also the focal point of a t-square involving the Sun, Jupiter and Pluto. As the the last-quarter Moon is tied to outer-world (rather than personal) experiences, it can signal a need to focus on your public persona. With this configuration, you’d do well to think about how your actions are aligning with your career goals and your reputation. You may also find yourself at a professional crossroads and needing to make some changes in this area.
The Moon in Aries is known for being dynamic and assertive, but pit it against three other powerful planets and it can become downright forceful. There’s no question that this configuration can be persuasive (think People’s Temple leader Jim Jones, who also had an Aries Moon / square Jupiter and Pluto). But it can also be aggressive, controlling and confrontational. Fortunately lunar transits are fleeting, so at the least the emotional component (the Moon’s portion) of this aspect will be short-lived.
Jul 06 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jul 6, 2020 – Jul 12, 2020:
We start this week on Monday with the Moon in late Capricorn, besieged by Pluto and Saturn. Jupiter is in there too — in a partile conjunction with Pluto, a signature that emphasizes power and authority and reinforces the week’s strong Cardinal-planet theme.
The Moon is in detriment in Capricorn, which means that it’s not traditionally comfortable in this sign. Add to that its placement between Pluto / Jupiter and Saturn, and power struggles are likely to erupt.
You may find yourself dealing with people who are self-righteous, judgmental or even fanatical about their belief systems. You may also have to look at areas that you yourself have been rigid and unwilling to listen to another’s point of view. This is not the time to get into heated political or philosophical debates, as you will find that the line is drawn firmly in the sand on both sides.
Jun 29 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 29, 2020 – Jul 5, 2020:
There are seven planets in Cardinal signs this week and five planets in retrograde motion. We’ll also see the Earth at its furthest (aphelion) distance from the Sun, as well as a Full Moon in Capricorn and the third eclipse in a row,
Jupiter conjuncts Pluto on Tuesday. This transit is driven to succeed. It’s capable of making huge changes and overhauling existing norms in the name of progress. On the downside though it can be brutal. It can be power hungry and fanatical. It can be forceful. It can be capable of ruthless disregard for those who are perceived as weak. But the positive aspects of this transit far outweigh the negative ones. These include things like passion, drive, ardor, influence and ambition. These are the ones we want to bring to life.
Jun 22 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 22, 2020 – Jun 28, 2020:
This week starts with five planets retrograde, and for brief period (between Tuesday and Thursday) there will be six. Starting on Monday, there’s a Moon (still New) in Cancer which squares Chiron, sextiles Uranus, conjuncts Mercury and trines Neptune before the day is through.
The Moon is at home in Cancer, the sign it rules. It’s also overwhelmingly sensitive to nuance and conjecture. While lunar aspects are generally fleeting, Monday’s are mostly positive while Tuesday’s (oppositions to Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn) may be tense.
Jun 15 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 15, 2020 – Jun 21, 2020:
This week starts on Monday with a last quarter (Balsamic) Moon in Aries, which squares Mercury and then spends the rest of the day relatively unaspected. The Moon in Aries is generally The Moon in Aries is lively, free-spirited and adventurous. It’s wide-open to to the world of possibilities, facing whatever comes its way without fear or trepidation.
But it can also be combative and with the square to Mercury in Cancer, we may see people taking things too personally, getting their feelings hurt, and becoming more irritable and defensive. Fortunately Moon transits are relatively short lived, so don’t let your feathers get ruffled during this time.
Jun 08 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 8, 2020 – Jun 14, 2020:
This week we’re going to see Venus re-emerging as a morning star for the first time since last July. We’re also going to be dealing with four (out of an eventual six) retrograde planets and a complete absence of fire sign energy for most of the week. Starting on Monday. there’s a Moon in Capricorn which sextiles Mars and Neptune and conjuncts Pluto and Juipiter before it goes void of course later in the day.
While the Moon is debilitated in Capricorn — the sign of its detriment — there are many favorable attributes associated with this Moon. There is a wisdom and maturity associated with the Capricorn Moon, as well as an ability to organize, prioritize and simplify. Add to that these favorable transits and you can get a lot accomplished during this time.
Jun 01 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 1, 2020 – Jun 7, 2020:
We’ve got a busy week ahead with a lot of activity involving the personal planets — Mercury, Venus and Mars — and the first of three upcoming eclipses: this one a Full Moon Lunar eclipse in Sagittarius.
For the last several weeks we’ve been dealing with the absence of Earth energy, aside from the Moon’s brief passage through these signs. And this week is no different. None of the main planets are in fire signs (although the Moon does make an appearance in Sagittarius on June 5th).As fire signs are associated with energy, passion, aggression, impatience and anger, we might think we’d have little time for those things. This is obviously not the case!
May 25 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of May 25, 2020 – May 31, 2020:
We start the week with the Moon conjunct the North Node in Cancer on Monday, while Mars sextiles Uranus.The Moon is right at home in Cancer, the sign it naturally rules. Its conjunction to its own North Node occurs at 0° Cancer which could see you wanting to concentrate more on home and family than anything else during this time.
The Moon’s North and South Nodes are naturally retrograde. They spend about a year and a half in each sign as a part of a larger 19+ year cycle. In this case with the Nodes at 0°, they’re spending their last few days in Cancer and Capricorn before moving into Gemini and Sagittarius.
May 18 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of May 18, 2020 – May 24, 2020
This week starts on Monday with a last quarter (Balsamic) Moon in Aries, which first conjuncts Chiron and then sextiles Mercury before the day is through. The last quarter Moon is tied to the outer world, ie our professional aspirations and public standing. As a result, this is a good time to think about how your actions are aligning with your career goals and reputation.
You may find yourself at a crossroads and needing to make some changes in this area. As the Moon begins waning in light and counting down toward the New Moon on Friday, you’ll have opportunities to reassess and fine tune your social standing. The fact that it’s in Aries is significant in that the Moon’s brief transits through Fire signs will be the only Fire sign activity we’ll see over the next 6 weeks (until Mars moves into Aries on June 30th).
May 11 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of May 11, 2020 – May 17, 2020:
This week we have two planets (Mercury and Mars) changing signs, three planets (Saturn, Venus and Jupiter) and an asteroid (Pallas Athena) all turning retrograde and an out of bounds Venus.
From an astrological perspective, retrogrades motivate us to review, revisit, refine and resolve challenges that are holding us back from progressing in the area related to the planet involved. They may relate to unfinished business from past lives, or they may refer to repeating patterns in our present lifetimes.