Sep 30 2022
There is a lot going on in October with three planets going into direct motion and one going retrograde so expect some shifts in attention and action for sure. Mercury leads the parade by going direct on October 3rd at 24 degrees of Virgo, a sign it rules. This will help smooth out any communication glitches or complications that developed over the last three weeks.
Next, Pluto at 26 degrees of Capricorn goes direct and will cover the last degrees of that sign before its next retrograde cycle in at 0 degrees of Aquarius on May 1, 2023. The direct motion of planets gives one the chance to embark on a new or corrected course that was discovered or rectified during the planet’s retrograde cycle. Having an earth trine between Mercury and Pluto now will help ground ideas into a reality plan.
Saturn goes direct on October 23rd at 18 degrees of forward thinking, airy Aquarius, a sign it rules. This makes for a powerful and helpful Saturn if one has operated with right action and correct thinking. Saturn is not a fan of dodgy behavior or the skirting of law and order. He likes people to play by the rules, baby, or pay the consequences. It is still squaring Uranus retrograde in Taurus so that brings some instability or chaos into the mix but at least wisdom can prevail with Saturn moving forward once again.
Sep 01 2022
Well, August certainly sped by in a blur, at least it seemed like that to me! I suspect that September will feel similar because with Mars in Gemini we get a double dose of speed and information.
Mars begins the month at 7 degrees of Gemini, almost at the 8th degree position it will retrograde back to by January 12, 2023.
So the ground you cover between September 4th and October 30th will have to be reviewed, revised or re-done over the course of the next 7 months through mid-March of 2023.
Add in the coming Mercury retrograde beginning on Sept 10th at almost 9 degrees of Libra and you get additional delays and/or information gaps. Both are in air signs so more information is coming in with this planetary pairing.
You can see Mars in the pre-dawn sky positioned between the fixed star Aldebaran and the lovely Pleiades constellation. Jupiter in Aries is also blazing overhead at that time as well.
Venus finishes her reign through Leo and enters Virgo on September 5th and spends the month in that sign before going into Libra on September 30th. Venus can be nitpicky and somewhat unsatisfied in Virgo but the energy can be used to improve your health and hygiene habits. It’s also a great time to go through closets and give away things you no longer want or need. Venus in Virgo doesn’t like to feel shabby or ungroomed.
Aug 01 2022
The Mars/Uranus/North Node conjunction — at 18° Taurus — is exact on August 1st and then slowly begins to separate in the coming days.
It may take a few days to unwind from the tension or action you experienced during the buildup to this conjunction but unwind it will. The question remains is what you will take away from how that blend of cosmic energy affected you.
Changes are afoot in many ways because of that transit and in addition we also have a Saturn Uranus square moving closer all month with Uranus quite powerful as it is basically stationed at the 18th degree of Taurus all month before it retrogrades on August 24. Big changes will require a disciplined approach to really stick with this energy.
Jul 01 2022
We are in for another tumultuous month with the planetary aspects developing in July. Of course, it is all energy and we can use those energies for higher vibrational actions or forlower actions that will have negative consequences and essentially bring us down over the long run. We have choices in everything we do.
Mercury is still in Gemini until July 6th, his home sign, so information, travel and communications are at the forefront of this planet’s vibe.
Venus is also in Gemini until July 19th and very friendly with Mercury so you may be juggling many social invitations and meeting new people along the way. Have fun! These two planets like each other and enjoy new experiences.
Mars is in Aries until July 5th and then enters Taurus, where he is not all that comfortable because Taurus energy moves slowly. As it gets closer to the end of the month, Mars joins with Uranus and the north Node in Taurus. When the three of them are together, it brings more volatility to any situation. Mars and Uranus can produce sudden violence, electrical issues, explosions and accidents. With the north node, it can be exaggerated or extreme and also can bring foreign issues or confrontations to the forefront.
Jun 01 2022
June begins with a stationary Mercury Rx at 26 degrees of Taurus squaring a stationary Saturn at 25 degrees of Aquarius.
Mercury goes into direct motion on June 3rd followed the next day by Saturn going retrograde. These two planets in a challenging aspect like the 90 degree square in fixed signs can create some anxiety, limitation or fear based thinking.
The best way to move through that kind of response is to switch into strategic thinking with a long-term goal in mind. This gives you more options in how to proceed in your life with self-discipline and a plan, both things that Saturn’s archetypal energy rewards. Mercury going direct will open up more options as well, so keep that in mind if you find yourself going down a negative or limiting rabbit hole in your mind.
Venus is transiting its home sign of Taurus, so there’s some pleasure to be had in spite of the mental challenges listed above. Life is to be enjoyed so spend time in nature, with loved ones and in the beauty that surrounds you. It’s a great month to entertain others in your home, too.
Apr 30 2022
The merry month of May is now upon us! Even though there will be a Mercury retrograde beginning on May 11th at 4 ° of Gemini, it will be a very active month with lots of energy available for starting new projects and making headway with things already in progress.
In fact, in the Vedic tradition, May 3rd is considered a particularly auspicious day this year for new beginnings, like launching a new business or enterprise. At the very least do some ritual to honor Lakshmi, goddess of wealth, prosperity, fertility and abundance, or honor the goddess of your choice on that day.
Venus enters the sign of Aries on May 2nd and Jupiter follows shortly thereafter on May 11th. Aries folks will enjoy that duo strengthening their energy and stamina as well as increasing the vibes of beauty and abundance. Mars joins in on the Aries vibe on May 24th so there is even more energy present as Mars rules the sign of Aries and therefore revels in its home base.
Saturn transits Aquarius and moves from 24 º 16’ to 25 ° 14’ throughout the month. Structure, discipline and right action is the focal point of Saturn’s vibration so welcome its presence in your life in whatever house in your chart that Aquarius rules.
Apr 01 2022
Welcome to April where we begin the month with a new Moon on the 1st and end the month with a new Moon solar eclipse on the 30th. The Sun and Moon are at 11 degrees of Aries with Mercury at 10 degrees Aries and the asteroid Chiron close by at 12 degrees. This speaks to me of a powerful healing vibration possible, particularly so as Jupiter and Neptune are in close contact by conjunction in Pisces.
Though Mercury is combust the Sun now, on April 2nd the little dude will be within the inner rays of the Sun and it is said to be very powerful when that occurs. Speak your truth with kindness and integrity. Mars is now approaching a conjunction with Saturn and will be at the exact degree of conjunction at 22 Aquarius on April 4th.
These two planets are not friendly with each other and can be quite warlike when making an aspect together. Use the positive vibes of Jupiter and Neptune to uplift any negative energy you personally feel and project it out into the world, particularly for a positive outcome to the war situation in Ukraine.
Reconnect with your cosmic self at this time. Venus enters Pisces on April 6th, which can help everyone feel some kind of blessing is due and coming, however in Pisces, something has to be sacrificed or surrendered in some way.
Mar 01 2022
March begins with increasing tensions as Mars and Venus (the masculine and feminine archetypes) approach a tight conjunction with Pluto (the underworld lord of transformation) at 27° Capricorn while Mercury joins Saturn at 19° Aquarius.
Any planet that is contacted to Pluto will have some kind of extreme and/or threatening experience to deal with, particularly in this case as it is Mars, the god of war. In some ancient cultures, Venus was also considered to be warlike as well so the tension from both is real. Add to that, Mercury traveling close to Saturn usually produces anxiety and worry. I know I am feeling it.
Fortunately, there is a new Moon on March 2nd in Pisces close to Jupiter’s position which does indicate that hope is present but also that having hope is part of the solution to the situation at present.
This new Moon is in a part of the sky related to the divine physician, also known as one hundred healers. However, this healing comes out of a wounded nature or situation. Keep that healing energy in mind if you do any new Moon rituals on the 2nd. Call the divine physicians in for their wisdom and help.
Jan 30 2022
February begins with Venus in direct motion, yay! And Mercury direct soon to follow on the 4th, another blessing! However, both are paired with malefic planets. Venus loosely conjuncts Mars and Mercury much more tightly conjuncts Pluto, and they’re all transiting the Saturn-ruled sign of Capricorn. That’s a whole lot of heavy energy coming at us throughout this week.
Venus with Mars elicits sexual and general tension between the sexes and Mercury with Pluto connotes some kind of secret is revealed and it’s one that can’t be brushed off as a minor infraction. It’s an “ignore at your own peril” kind of situation. Venus and Mars will be close together in the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius until the end of March, so there’s a process of learning to manage this tension and find a way to work it out in terms of close relationships. It is both practical and down to earth as well as intellectual.
All the planets are currently within 125 degrees of each other and captured between the nodes’ positions of late Taurus and late Scorpio. Most of them are in the signs of Capricorn, Aquarius and two fortunately in Pisces. Yikes, that sure is a cluster of somethin’! The point is to pay attention to what news, information or intuition is coming at you and look closer at the content for relevance to your life. Sometimes big decisions have to be thoroughly explored and then made and so your life goes in one direction or another.
Read your Sun sign and Rising sign for best information.
Dec 31 2021
Well, here we are in a new year and new astrological cycle. People always ask, “when will things get better?” My interpretation of the cosmic vibe says that the first two and a half months are a bit rocky but by the end of March the energy gets more stable and concerned with a course correction. All the planets are fairly close together now and well into July, occupying 6 signs of the zodiac and hemmed in between the nodes so it’s a time of intensity, focused energy and some tunnel vision. However, it is still energy that can be put to good use if you use the highest intentions for good.
We begin the year with a new Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd, which skews the energy towards that feminine, cardinal, earthy energy with four planets occupying that sign. Capricorn is a care taking sign so it would be wise to use this energy to take stock of what you have and what you want to grow and preserve in the new year.
Venus will be retrograde in Capricorn until the 29th when she goes direct at 11 degrees. She is separating from the recent conjunction with Pluto so there should be less drama in relationship matters, which is always welcome.
Mercury enters into forward thinking Aquarius on the 2nd but then goes retrograde on the 14th and moves back into Capricorn on Jan 27th. He goes direct at 24 degrees of Capricorn in early February, which is close to Pluto’s position of 26 degrees so late January and early February may have global tension or threatening situations happening in the world.
Dec 01 2021
The month begins with Neptune going into direct motion at 20 degrees of Pisces on December 1 after being in its apparent retrograde motion since late June of this year.
This planet’s effect can be subtle as it takes so long to move through a sign. One can be totally unaware of anything going on but it is associated with the sign of Pisces and is involved with inspiration, delusions, mystical states, spiritual and religious fervor, new cultural concepts and medical discoveries so that gives a clue to the areas of life under its domain.
If one has Neptune aspecting a planet in your natal chart, one can feel like a stranger in a strange land during the transit, very detached or appear confused in fact. Neptune was last in the sign of Pisces from 1847-1861.
Next up, we have a Solar eclipse in the early morning hours of December 4 at 12 degrees of Sagittarius. Mercury is also very close to the eclipse degree so the mind is very much involved with this eclipse as the Moon rules the unconscious and emotional mind and Mercury rules the conscious intellectual mind.
This eclipse energy can help one become aware of negative unconscious patterns that are running things under the surface, a “face your demons” kind of energy. Much understanding and wisdom can be gained if you embrace those unconscious patterns and heal those wounds.
Oct 30 2021
November will be a challenging but empowering month as we have some potent planetary aspects and ingresses occurring within the next 30 days.
Mars enters Scorpio on Oct 31st and so does Mercury on Nov 5th and those two planetary energies combined can be tenacious, argumentative and confrontational. Let’s just say it is a great aspect to have if you are a lawyer and leave it at that.
Venus begins the month at the Galactic Center which can impart cosmic wisdom. Venus is very visible after sunset in the west so you can identify the area of the sky that is known as the Galactic Center during the first 4 days of November. That’s pretty cool. She enters the sign of Capricorn on Nov 5th where she will remain all month. Earth signs find enjoyment and stability during this time.
Jupiter moves between the degrees of 22 Aquarius and 25 Aquarius and will square the Lunar eclipse degree of 27 Taurus on Nov 19th. This aspect is not negative if you do the Jupiterian thing of taking the high road in any situation.
Saturn also plays a big part of the challenging energies as its position of 7-8 degrees of Aquarius will square the Mars/Mercury degrees in Scorpio between Nov 5th and the 13th. One must be impeccable with their words during this Mars/Mercury conjunction aspect. Actually, always if you really want to get ahead. No shortcuts or dodgy deals.