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.
May 04 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of May 4, 2020 – May 10, 2020:
This week it’s going to be one Mercury transit after another, along with a meteor shower, a Full Moon in Scorpio and several planets slowing down as they prepare to turn retrograde.
Starting on Monday, the Sun conjuncts Mercury and Venus squares Neptune. Starting with the Sun / Mercury aspect, this 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.
Apr 27 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Apr 27, 2020 – May 3, 2020:
This week we have a planet (Mercury) and an asteroid (Pallas Athena) changing signs, an out of bounds Venus, and the second of two first quarter Moons. We start with Mercury leaving Aries (thus leaving us without any fire-sign planets for most of the rest of the week) and moves into Taurus on Monday.
Mercury in Taurus is patient, practical and serene. It can be slow and methodical, mainly because it doesn’t see the point in getting its feathers ruffled over things that are likely to iron themselves out over time.
Mercury is also now in mutual reception with Venus, with each of these planets in the other planet’s ruling sign. The mutual reception can activate the positive energy for both planets, making for enhanced communications, especially where cooperation and collaboration are concerned.
Apr 19 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Apr 20, 2020 – Apr 26, 2020:
This week we have a New Moon in Taurus, an asteroid (Ceres) changing signs, a planet (Pluto) changing direction, and a handful of hard (square) aspects between personal and transpersonal planets.
There’s an exact Moon / Jupiter sextile (in Pisces and Capricorn) as we start things off on Monday. Although this is a relatively fleeting aspect — the Moon goes void of course immediately afterwards and then remains thus until it moves into Aries around 7am — it’s still a nice way to start the week.
Apr 13 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Apr 13, 2020 – Apr 19, 2020:
This week starts with a (still Full) void of course Moon in Sagittarius on Monday. This is an expansive and spirited Moon, with a strong focus on personal and spiritual evolution. It inspires us to think about travel, adventure, spirituality, philosophy and higher mind pursuits. It takes us out of our comfort zones and gets us thinking about how the other half lives.
The void of course Moon is not really a big deal. It’s a relatively common occurrence that will most likely fly by imperceptibly; by 1:00 am (UT) it will have moved into Capricorn where it will conjunct its own South Node and square Mercury in the early morning hours. With so many of us practicing social isolation these days, we may have to get creative about pursuing the Sagittarian interests (such as travel, adventure and the outdoors) and the Capricornian interests (such as business and public standing) as well.
Apr 06 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Apr 6, 2020 – Apr 12, 2020:
This week starts with a first quarter (Gibbous) Moon in Virgo on Monday. As Virgo is the sign associated with humility, productivity, self-improvement and service to others, this Moon is great for shifting our collective focus toward these areas.
It opposes Neptune and Mercury in Pisces straight away, so you don’t want to act on every brilliant idea that pops into your head. The potential for deception — including self-deception is strong. Fortunately it also trines Pluto and Jupiter before moving into Libra where it then trines Saturn before the day is through.
Mar 30 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Mar 30, 2020 – Apr 5, 2020:
We start the week with Mars leaving Capricorn behind on Monday and moving into Aquarius, where it will remain for the next 6 weeks (until May 13th). Mars transits bring action and energy to the area of a natal chart where the transit occurs. It also affects planets in a natal chart that it forms aspects to, which are in turn influenced by the sign placement (in this case Aquarius) as well as the house Mars is placed in and rules in the natal chart.
Mars in Aquarius is progressive, innovative, and forward thinking. It can also be eccentric and rebellious. It’s independant and individuated, with things like innovation, open-mindedness and social consciousness among its unique characteristics, It’s a champion for the underdog and not afraid to stand up out for those who have been marginalized or mistreated in some way.
Mar 23 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Mar 23, 2020 – Mar 29, 2020:
With Saturn in Aquarius — where it remain until the end of June before it temporarily retrogrades back into Capricorn — it’s no surprise that group and social activities have been limited for many of us. As this is the only planet in an air sign this week, and since it just so happens to be the one associated with limitations and restrictions, those restrictions are likely to be even more pronounced.
How ironic then that Monday’s two main transits (Mars conjuncting Pluto and Venus sextiling Neptune) are historically linked with sex and intimacy. Among other things. These planets are paired up nicely, with Neptune being the higher octave of Venus and Pluto being the higher octave of Mars. Venus, Mars and Neptune are all also dignified by sign.
Mar 16 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Mar 16, 2020 – Mar 22, 2020:
We have a lot happening this week, with three planets (Mercury, the Sun and Saturn) and an asteroid (Pallas Athena) changing signs, a five-planet lineup in Capricorn and the first day of Spring.
Starting on Monday, Mercury — now in direct motion — re-enters Pisces, where it will remain for the next three weeks (until April 12th). It crosses its shadow point (the degree at which it went retrograde) on March 30th. Until that time, even though Mercury is now moving forward again, we can anticipate some of the residual affects of Mercury retrograde — including misunderstandings and miscommunications — especially since Mercury is in the sign most closely associated with the same.
Mar 09 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Mar 9, 2020 – Mar 15, 2020:
This week starts with Venus sextiling the North Node (thus automatically trining the South Node) on Monday. This transit can bring people into your life who feel familiar and who want nothing but the best for you. This aspect is karmic in nature, meaning that the people you meet during this time are here to propel you toward your destiny — and vice versa.
Venus is very comfortable in Taurus — the sign it co-rules along with Libra. It ties in nicely with the sextile aspect, which is all about assistance and cooperation, Keep in mind that your actions and interactions can have far reaching repercussions during this time. So make sure you treat the people you meet with dignity and respect.
Mar 02 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Mar 2, 2020 – Mar 8, 2020:
This week we have both Mercury and Venus changing signs, Mars moving back into bounds, and the Moon increasing in light and dimension as it moves toward the first Super Moon of the year.
But before all that happens, we have a first quarter Moon in Gemini on Monday, and Venus squaring Saturn on Tuesday. The first quarter Moon is tied to home, family, security, emotions and needs (among other things). This is a very sociable Moon, and while it may not be the time to try to delve too deeply into any one thing, it’s great for connecting and interacting with others.
Feb 24 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Feb 24, 2020 – Mar 1, 2020:
This week starts with Mars conjuncting the Moon’s South Node (and thus automatically opposing her North Node) on Monday. This is a rather tense aspect that encourages you to be mindful of your actions (and your reactions), The South Node is tied to karmic events and repercussion, pay attention to what you’re putting out there at time time.
This transit is also about determining your role in group interactions. Remember that there needs to be a good balance between give and take: don’t try to force your views on others, or you could wind up alienating them.