Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sagittarius New Moon, Winter Solstice

The New Moon will be on Sunday, Dec 21, @ 6 deg Sagittarius. This begins the Hindu lunar month Margasiras, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, Mrigrashira, which will be on January 4. Except that this year, the Full Moon will fall in Purnavasu nakshatra. Therefore the energy of the month has more of the nature of Purnavasu, a lunar sign that is considered auspicious for "re-doing" or "starting over." In other words, this lunar month is favorable for making a second attempt on something.
December 21 is the Winter Solstice. This is the day that the Sun appears to stop its travel towards the South, and begins to return to the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore the shortest day and longest night of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). Traditionally a day of prayers & ceremonies, but not considered a good time to begin anything new, due to the Sun being "in between" two phases of its energy pattern.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Venus conjunct Pluto & Square Uranus

There are no major new developments in the zodiac this week. However, there is an interesting, and rather unusual formation which may create events.
Pluto and Uranus are in exact square aspect to each other. Both of these planets move very slowly through the zodiac, an exact square aspect only happens every 80 years or so. These aspects form slowly, and can function over a period of months. An exact aspect gets more "juice" for manifesting when a faster moving planet conjuncts one or the other of the slower moving planets.
Venus will be conjunct Pluto later this week; the exact conjunction with Pluto will be on Saturday, Dec 21, @ 18 deg Sagittarius. Thus Venus will simultaneously be exactly square Uranus (18 deg Pisces). Both Uranus and Pluto are considered "natural malefics" and have a reputation for creating major changes, crisis, disasters, etc. Therefore, Venus significations could be in trouble later this week: Entertainment, Pleasures, Harmony, Agreements, & the Financial Sector.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Jupiter Begins Retrograde Period, Mercury enters Sagittarius

Starting Monday, Dec 8, Jupiter begins its 4 months-long Retrograde Period. A retrograde planet is "retracing its steps" in the zodiac. This suggests going back and examining the past. Jupiter is the the planet of Opportunity. Therefore: a good time for checking back with past opportunities that didn't work out.
The retrograde condition also Delays the forward motion of a planet in it's progress through the zodiac. Thus: Jupiter's significations will be delayed or held back: Delayed Judgment, Delayed Prosperity, Delayed Expansion.
Retrograde planets are good for introspection. Jupiter retrograde =seeking Understanding & Realization from within.
Mercury enters Sagittarius on Saturday, Dec. 13. The planet of Communications, Reasons, & Explanations, in the sign of Personal Truth. Sagittarius fights for its own point of view. Mercury joins with Venus, already in Sagittarius. Venus in Sagittarius = Love of one's own truth. This combination does not promise much in the way of compromise during the coming weeks. Mercury & Venus will be in Sagittarius until the end of December.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Venus Enters Sagittarius, Full Moon in Taurus

Venus enters Sagittarius on Friday, Dec 5th. The planet of Compromise & Agreement doesn't do so well in a self-centered Fire sign like Sagittarius. Thus some of the lower side of Venus comes out in this sign: Selfishness, Self-aggrandizement, Devotion to Your Own Truth, etc. But both Venus and Sagittarius are Sociable, so social activities are favored, as long as it's with people who already agree with each other.  Venus will be in Sagittarius until Dec. 29.
The Full Moon will be on Saturday, Dec. 6th, @ 20 deg Taurus. This is a strong Full Moon, since Taurus is the Moon's sign of Exaltation. The Full Moon will be in the lunar sign Rohini, which further strengthens the Moon, especially for Material Gain. Mercury will be nearly Exactly Opposite to the Full Moon. The planet of Rational Thinking will be in mutual aspect with the strong Moon, and will be overwhelmed by the powerful light of the Moon. Therefore, emotions will rule over rational decisions this coming weekend.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mercury Enters Scorpio, Mars Enters Capricorn

Planets Changing Signs This Week:
Mercury enters Scorpio on Monday, November 24. The planet of Information, Rational Thinking, Ideas, Reasons, & Explanations in the sign of Research & Investigations suggests a good time for Investigations. Mercury will be in Scorpio until Dec.12.
As soon as it enters Scorpio, Mercury will be conjunct Saturn. The planet of Rational Thinking encounters the Reality Check planet = some Serious Thinking, and potentially some Serious Accusations, Indictments, etc.
Mars enters Capricorn on Thursday, November 27. The planet of Action and Fast Results is considered Exalted in the sign of Goals & Management. While in Capricorn, Mars will be in a Parivatana Yoga with Saturn: Mars is exchanging signs by being in Saturn's sign, while Saturn is in Mars's sign. Additionally, by its special 3rd house aspect, Saturn is sending its energy directly to Mars. Saturn restricts and restrains the energy of Mars, which is not necessarily a bad thing: Saturn adds Focus to the Mars energy, therefore helps to keep Mars on track and Get The Job Done. This energy pattern continues until Mars leaves Capricorn, on January 4th.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mars Square Rahu-Ketu, Scorpio New Moon

Mars is at the mid-point between Rahu and Ketu, exact Wednesday, Nov. 19. The midpoint of the nodal axis (half-way between the north node & south node of the Moon) is known to be a point of Tension in the zodiac. Natural malefic planets, especially Mars, can create powerful events when transiting through this point. Therefore, this week will likely be full of stress; with a strong potential for violent events (already there have been several).
The New Moon will be on Saturday, Nov. 22, @ 6 deg Scorpio.This marks the beginning of the Hindu lunar month Margashiras, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, Mrigrashira. Except that this year, the Full Moon (on Dec. 6) falls in the previous nakshatra, Rohini. Therefore the energy of the lunar month is more in line with the significations of Rohini: Fertile, Productivity, Trade & Commerce, Material Abundance.
The New Moon is conjunct Saturn & Venus, which are nearby, also in Scorpio. Saturn gives the New Moon the energy of Structure, Practicality, & Longevity. Venus adds more potential for Finances, Agreements, Compromise. So, all in all, it looks like a favorable lunar month coming up.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Mars Conjunct Pluto & Square Uranus, Venus Enters Scorpio, Venus Conjunct Saturn

Mars will be exactly conjunct Pluto on Monday, November 10, @ 17 deg Sagittarius. The planet of Action and the planet of Total Transformation come together about once every two years. Sometimes the results are subtle, sometimes very obvious. This time Mars is simultaneously Square to Uranus, exact on Wednesday Nov 12. And for added effect, there is the Moon directly opposite Mars-Pluto, on Tuesday Nov 11. Thus, the potential for a Crisis, or a large-scale transformative event, likely involving violence, during the first part of the week.
Venus enters Scorpio on Tuesday, November 11. The planet of Agreement, Romance, and Pleasures will be in the Passionate, Power-hungry, Secretive sign of the Scorpion for three weeks, until December 5. Scorpio tends to bring out the lower side of Venus, the tendency to use the power of the planet of Love for selfish ends. On the positive side, this is the planet of Agreements in the sign of Alliances.
Venus is exactly conjunct Saturn on Wednesday, Nov 12, @ 1 deg Scorpio. Saturn only just entered Scorpio a few days ago. Now Venus catches up to Saturn and swiftly passes it. The planet of Agreement and the planet of Reality, together in the sign of Secret Deals, indicates something big could be going on behind the scene.