Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mars enters Gemini and opposes Saturn, Venus enters Aries, Venus conjunct Uranus

Mars enters Gemini on Friday, May 26. The planet of Action, Aggression, & Conflict in the sign of Ideas, Opinions, Consensus & Diplomacy is not a good fit. This combination promotes controversy. In the chart of the USA, Gemini is the 7th house containing 4 natal planets. Thus this transit will have a big impact on the US and its relations with other countries. Mars will be in Gemini for 6 weeks, until July 11. (see video about Mars in Gemini)
Mars is opposite Retrograde Saturn as soon as it enters Gemini. Saturn is in the first degree of Sagittarius, and will immediately be under attack when Mars enters Gemini. The planet of Security and Established Order does not appreciate the influence of the planet of Force, Conflict, and Impatience. Therefore: a strong threat to the Establishment, to Stability, etc, during the final week of May. At the very least, there will be a lot of Tension and Stress.
Venus changes signs, entering Aries, on Tuesday, May 30. The planet of Romance, Pleasures, and Agreement enters the sign of Individual Expression, Discovery, and Creativity. The energy is for Romantic Adventure, New Creative Projects, Self-satisfaction, etc. Venus will be in Aries until June 29.
Venus is conjunct Uranus as soon as it enters Aries. The planet of Love, Finance, and Creativity combines with the planet of Sudden Events and Eccentricity this week, resulting in Inspired Art, Unexpected Financial Changes, Unusual Romance, etc. The exact conjunction of Venus and Uranus is on Saturday, June 3, @ 3 deg Aries.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Venus Opposite Retrograde Jupiter

Not much changes in the zodiac this week.
Venus will be exactly opposite Retrograde Jupiter on Friday, May 19. Venus will be @ 19 deg Pisces, which is one of Jupiter's signs. Jupiter is at 19 deg Virgo. Both of these planets are "natural benefics," i.e., having mostly positive significations. Venus is Romance; Jupiter is Opportunity. Venus is Pleasure; Jupiter is Increase. Venus is Finance; Jupiter is Wealth. Venus is Agreement; Jupiter is Faith. But since Jupiter is still retrograde, there's a strong likelihood that the outcomes will not be as wonderful as they might be. The planet of Hope, Optimism, Prosperity, etc., when "backwards" tends to hold back its promise.
Jupiter is the planet of Truth & Justice. When it is retrograde, a planet is "going back over" the portion of the zodiac it previously traversed. Thus, retrograde Jupiter signifies Finding Truth in the Past. This is happening in sidereal Virgo, the sign of Analysis. Therefore now is a time of Analyzing the Past to Find Truth and Justice. Obviously there are major implications for investigations into events regarding the president of the US and his past actions.
Mercury is still together with Uranus. The planet of Information and Communications, therefore The Media, is combined with the planet of The Unexpected. By the end of the week, Mercury will be 8 degrees away from Uranus. But this is still close enough to produce more Unexpected News, Revelations, & Realizations.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Mercury Conjunct Uranus, Full Moon in Libra

Mercury is exactly conjunct Uranus on Tuesday, May 9, @ 1 deg Aries. The planet of Communications and News Reports combined with the planet of Unexpected Events = Shocking News, New Information, Radical Pronouncements, etc. Since Mercury only recently ended its retrograde period, it is moving slowly, i.e., this planetary pattern remains effective all week. Mercury is the planet of the Intellect; Uranus is Inspiration; Aries is the sign of Adventure and Thirsts for New Discoveries. This combination promotes New Ideas, Radical Thinking, etc.
The Full Moon is on Wednesday, May 10, @ 26 deg Libra. This is the culmination of the lunar month of Vaishaka, named for Vishakha, the lunar sign that the Full Moon falls in. Vishakha is good for setting goals and accomplishing them. This Full Moon is not in any problematic combination with other planets, therefore its energy can operate freely.
Venus and Jupiter are in Mutual Aspect this month. Jupiter is still retrograde at 20 deg Virgo; Venus is moving to the middle of Pisces and therefore opposite to Jupiter. The exact opposition will be on May 19, with each planet at 19 deg of their respective signs. Venus is the planet of Romance, Pleasure, Entertainment, Sex, etc.; Jupiter is the energy of Increase and Optimism. This pattern indicates Too Much of a Good Thing, and can lead to Excess, Lack of Realism, Indulgence, etc. Jupiter's retrograde condition may help to keep things from going overboard.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Mercury Retrograde Ends

Mercury goes back to normal forward motion on Wednesday, May 3. Mercury "turns around" at 0 deg Aries. For this week, Mercury is Stationary, i.e., barely moving: it takes a couple of weeks before the planet is back up to normal speed. Mercury is still closely conjunct Uranus, which is @ 1 deg Aries. Mercury remains in Aries for all of May, leaving Aries and entering Taurus on June 3.
Mercury in Aries is a strong indication of "Independent Thinking." Aries is the sign of Adventure, of the Pioneer. Uranus represents Inspiration and Enlightenment. Therefore the Mercury-Uranus combination promotes Radical Thinking, New Concepts, Futurist Ideas, etc. This energy pattern continues during the month of May, and is especially strong during the first two weeks while Mercury and Uranus are in close conjunction.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New Moon in Aries, Retrograde Mercury conjunct Uranus, Mars Square Nodes

The New Moon will be on Wednesday, April 26, @ 12 deg Aries. This lunation marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar Month of Vaisakha, named for Vishakha, the nakshatra (lunar sign) of the Full Moon, which will be on May 10. Since Vishakha is all about Setting Goals and Achieving them, this is normally a good month to set forth on a Journey, Initiate a New Project, etc. But unfortunately, the New Moon shares its sign with Retrograde Mercury, which sort of queers the deal, by introducing all the retrograde problems to the energy of the month. Therefore starting new endeavors is not recommended.
Retrograde Mercury is exactly conjunct Uranus on Friday, April 28, @ 1 deg Aries. This is a rather problematic combination, prone to Misunderstandings and Miscalculations, which could have unexpected consequences. Therefore best to beware of any fast developing situations and not give in to Sudden Impulse. Mercury is the planet of The Media; Uranus is The Unexpected. Mercury ends its retrograde period on May 3, but will still be in close conjunction with Uranus until mid-May. Mercury is the planet of the Rational Intellect, and when combined with Uranus planet of Independence, we get Radical Thinking.
Mars is Square to the Rahu-Ketu Axis. The planet of Action is at the exact midpoint (7 deg Taurus) of the Lunar Nodes on Sunday, April 23. Planets at the midpoint of the nodal axis are put under a lot of Tension. Since Mars is the planet of Action and Violence, this is a rather problematic situation, which has already been seeing some effects (Venezuela) and will likely show up in other ways over the coming days, for instance, the French Election.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Venus Retrograde Ends, Retrograde Mercury Conjunct Uranus

Venus's retrograde period ends on Saturday, April 15. The planet of Romance, Harmony, Pleasures, Agreement, Finance, etc., returns to normal direct motion in the zodiac. But Venus significations are still going to suffer for the next couple of weeks due to the square aspect from Retrograde Saturn. Venus is barely moving this week, at 2 -3 deg Pisces; Saturn is also barely moving @ 3 deg Sagittarius. The planet of Restriction, Harsh Reality, etc. is "throwing shade" on Venus,  preventing Venus from full expression. The exact square aspect will be on Friday, April 21. By the end of the month Venus will make enough progress to start escaping from Saturn's worst influence.
Retrograde Mercury becomes more closely conjunct Uranus this week. The planet of Rational Thinking is already less rational due to its retrograde condition, and now encounters the planet of Unusual Events. Mercury is the planet of Communications, and has a lot to do with Daily Operations. When retrograde, Mercury creates a lot of annoyances. The conjunction with Uranus can add a whole other dimension to the problems of retrograde Mercury. Mistakes, Accidents, Alarming Media Reports, etc. are an increasing likelihood as the week progresses. The exact conjunction of Retrograde Mercury and Uranus is on April 28, @ 1 deg Aries. For more details, watch this Youtube video.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Mercury Retrograde Begins, Full Moon in Virgo, Mars Enters Taurus

Mercury begins a Retrograde period on Sunday, April 9. The planet of Communications and Rational Thinking will appear to be moving "backwards" in the zodiac for the next 24 days, until May 3. Mercury begins its retrograde period at 10 deg Aries, backing up to 0 degrees Aries at the end of its retrograde.
Retrograde Mercury is moving towards a conjunction with Uranus, exact at the end of the month. Uranus has just entered Aries, and will be at 1 deg Aries by the end of April. Due to combining with the planet of Unexpected Events, this Retrograde Mercury period promises to be a lot more Crazy than normal. Along with the usual annoying problems of Misunderstandings, Delays in Communications, Mistakes in Transactions, Equipment Malfunction, etc., there will be an additional "Surprise" factor. This can either be Exciting, or Extremely Unnerving. Due to an increased likelihood of Communication Problems leading to Disruption of Everyday Activities, it is best to be really careful, especially during the last week of the month when the conjunction will be exact.
The Full Moon is on Tuesday, April 11, @ 27 deg Virgo. (near midnight on Monday for most of the USA). This marks the culmination of the Hindu lunar month Chaitra. This Full Moon will be closely conjunct Jupiter, which would normally be a good thing. But Jupiter is still Retrograde, so its normal contribution of Hopeful Optimism is tempered somewhat, and with so many other planets retrograde simultaneously, the energy is more towards Doubt rather than Confidence.
Mars enters Taurus on Wednesday, April 12. The planet of Action will be in the sign of the sensual materialist for the next 6 weeks, until May 26. Mars energizes Taurus for acquiring Wealth, Possessions, Assets, etc. Mars in Taurus also emphasizes sensual enjoyments. The downside of Mars in Taurus is that this is the planet of Aggression in the sign of the Bull. When the Bull gets Angry, it's Bad.