Saturday, November 11, 2017

Scorpio New Moon, Mars Square Pluto

The New Moon will be on Saturday, November 18th, @ 2 deg Scorpio. This marks the beginning of the Hindu lunar month Kartikka, named for the nakshatra (lunar sign) of the Full Moon, Krittika, which will be on Dec. 3. Except that this year the Full Moon will be in Rohini, the nakshatra after Krittika. Therefore, the energy of the lunar month lines up more with Rohini, a nakshatra associated with Beautiful Young Women, Fertility, Productivity.
Mars will be exactly Square to Pluto on November 19th. Mars is in Virgo; Pluto is in Sagittarius. The two planets will be @ 23 deg of their respective signs. The fourth house aspect of Mars is considered inimical. Mars the planet of Action and Violence is sending its threatening aggressive energy to Pluto the planet of Complete Destruction and Rebirth. The potential is for something with large consequences. In modern astrology, Pluto is also thought to signify Nuclear Energy.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mercury Enters Scorpio, Venus Enters Libra, Full Moon in Aries

Mercury changes signs, entering Scorpio on Wednesday, Nov 1. The planet of Data & Information will be in the sign of Secrets and Alliances for the next three weeks, adding energy to the various inquiries going on. While in Scorpio, Mercury forms a Parivartana Yoga (exchange of sign rulers) with Mars, which is in Mercury's sign Virgo. Mars in Virgo is the Aggressive Action planet in the sign of Details & Analysis. Thus the two planets reinforce each other during a month which will obviously be about Investigations. Mercury will be in Scorpio until Nov 24.
Venus changes signs, entering Libra on Thursday, Nov. 2. The planet of Harmony and Agreement in its own sign promotes Compromise, Fairness, Agreement, etc. Venus will immediately be opposite Uranus; the exact opposition is on Friday, Nov 3. The planet of Romance is exchanging energy with the planet of Sudden Events. But since Uranus is also the energy of Freedom & Independence, this pattern can indicate a BreakUp.
Venus joins up with Jupiter, already transiting in Libra. The planet of Love + the planet of Opportunity may bring Romance. It's also the planet of Agreement + planet of Optimism, giving more confidence that agreement can be reached. Venus is the planet of Pleasures; Jupiter is the energy of Increase; the combination indicates "Too Much of a Good Thing," i.e., Indulgence. Venus will be in Libra until Nov. 26.
The Full Moon is on Friday, Nov 3, @ 17 deg Aries. This marks the culmination of the energy of the lunar month. Note that it is simultaneously the day of Uranus opposite Venus, with the Full Moon energy weighing in on the Uranus side of the equation =high potential for Surprise Events.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mars in Virgo, Mercury with Jupiter, Saturn Enters Sagittarius

Mars entered Virgo on Oct 13. It's the planet of Aggression in the sign of Analysis, indicating Aggressive Analysis. Mars brings out the worst of detail oriented Virgo, creating Criticism. Mars joins with Venus, the Romance Planet, which is debilitated in Virgo. Therefore Venus significations suffer, until Venus gets away by entering Libra on Nov 2.
Mercury joins Jupiter in Libra on Oct 17, putting the planet of Information and the planet of Beliefs together in the sign of Idealism for a couple of weeks, until Mercury leaves at the beginning of November. Jupiter overwhelms Mercury, leading to Ideology triumphing over Facts.
Saturn enters Sagittarius on Thursday, Oct 26. The planet of Time & Delay, Responsibility & Obligation, Work & Discipline, Harsh Reality and Suffering, will be in the mostly positive but self-righteous sign of Belief & Philosophies until January 2020. For an analysis of Saturn's effects for each rising sign, see New Video Post.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mercury Enters Virgo, Venus Opposite Neptune, Jupiter Opposite Uranus

Mercury changes signs, entering Virgo, on Tuesday Sept 26. The planet of Rational Thinking will be in its own sign for the next 2 -1/2 weeks. By leaving Leo, Mercury also escapes from its enemy Mars. This is Good; Reasonable Discussion, Rational Choices, etc. will be easier to achieve. On the downside, Mercury in Virgo can get too obsessed with Details, and lose site of the larger picture. Mercury will be in Virgo until October 13.
Venus is directly opposite Neptune this week. The planet of Love and Romance is exchanging energy with the planet of Dreams & Idealism. This is good for Devotion, but not particularly realistic. There's also the downside of Neptune: Deception & Confusion, influencing the planet of Guidance & Agreement. The exact opposition is on Friday, Sept 29, when the planets are at 18 deg of their respective signs: Leo for Venus, Aquarius for Neptune. Venus is also getting closer to Mars. The two gender planets together generates a lot of Passion, Heat, Excitement, and Argument.
Jupiter is directly opposite Uranus this week. The planet of Truth & Justice is exchanging energy with the planet of Freedom & Revolution. The exact opposition is at the end of the week, with Jupiter @ 3 deg Libra and Uranus @ 3 deg Aries. Jupiter's Optimism gives encouragement to the Uranian Rebels and Social Revolutionaries. Uranus as the planet of Sudden Unexpected Events influencing Jupiter the planet of Law indicates something surprising coming from the Courts or the Prosecutors. Cue the Mueller Investigation.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mercury Conjunct Mars, Mercury Opposite Neptune, New Moon in Virgo

Mercury is exactly conjunct Mars on Saturday, Sept 16, @ 13 deg Leo. The planet of Rational Thinking and Communications is heavily influenced by the planet of Force, Haste and Impatience, leading to Impulsive Decisions, Rash Speech, etc. This combination also results in Accelerated Thinking. The energy pattern continues for the next couple of days. Newscasters and Media Pundits will be more rambunctious than usual.
Mercury is exactly opposite Neptune on Tuesday, Sept 19. The planet of Rational Thinking gets influenced by the planet of Dreams & Fantasies, leading to Delusional Thinking. But it can be good for the Imagination, Creativity, etc., although not so good for making Important Decisions. This energy pattern continues for a couple more days. Media Reports are suspect, prone to use of Alternative Facts, etc.
The New Moon will be on Tuesday, Sept 19, @ 3 deg Virgo. This begins the Hindu lunar month of Asvina, named for the nakshatra (lunar sign) of the Full Moon, Ashvini. However, this year, 2017, the Full Moon will occur in the previous nakshatra, Revati. Therefore, the energy of the lunar month is more dictated by the significations of Revati, a sign connected with Communications and The Media.


Saturday, September 02, 2017

Mercury Retrograde Ends, Full Moon Conjunct Neptune

Mercury Retrograde is over on Tuesday, Sept 5. The planet of Rational Thinking, Reasonable Decisions, Communications, etc., has been "backwards" since Aug 12. Now Mercury resumes normal forward motion, but things will not return to normal just yet. Mercury is conjunct Mars, exactly on Sept 3, and stays closely conjunct Mars for the next two weeks. This is due to Mercury not moving at its normal forward speed after completing retrograde, and therefore stays with Mars, which will continue to distort the significations of Mercury. The planet of Force, Haste, Conflict,overwhelms the planet of Reasonableness. Mercury is Communications & The Media; Mars will cause a lot of Argument, Anger, Forceful Messaging, etc., during the coming weeks.
Mercury finally gets away from Mars when it enters Virgo on Sept 26.
The Full Moon is on Wednesday, Sept 6, @ 19 deg Aquarius. This is the culmination of the energy of the lunar month of Bhadrapada, known for disasters. And of course there have been some this year, and the lunar month isn't over yet, until the next New Moon. This Full Moon is closely conjunct Neptune, planet of the Irrational, which is now @ 18 deg Aquarius. The energy can be quite chaotic, especially since Mars conjunct Mercury lies opposite in Leo. Therefore it is not a good week for scheduling anything of importance. On Tuesday, the day before the Full Moon, the Moon will line up with the Mars-Stationary Mercury -Eclipse Degree combination, indicating high likelihood for a Dramatic Event with Long-range Consequences.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mars Conjunct Rahu, Mars Conjunct Retrograde Mercury

Mars is conjunct Rahu as it enters Leo on Saturday, Aug 26. The north node of the Moon, one of the eclipse points, has a reputation for Crisis, Accidents, and Emergencies. Mars has the signification of Fast Action, Aggression, and Violence. Therefore this can turn into a deadly situation. The first manifestation is Hurricane Harvey. The energy pattern is still in force for most of the week.
Mars is conjunct Retrograde Mercury, exact at the end of the week. When Mercury is Retrograde, there is Misunderstanding, Delays in Communication, Problems with Equipment, Mistakes in Transactions, Wrong Decisions, etc. Mars makes everything worse with its Impatience, Anger, Violence, and Impulsiveness. The result is that Misunderstandings quickly degenerate into Argument, and Mistakes can turn Deadly.
Mercury and Mars are both approaching the Aug 21 Solar Eclipse Degree. The exact conjunction of all three begins next Friday, Sept 1, @ 4 deg Leo, and continues for several days. The conjunction on top of the eclipse degree indicates that events will have long-lasting consequences. Since Mars + Retrograde Mercury is not a favorable combination, it would be best to avoid starting anything important; even ordinary decisions can spiral out of control. Therefore, best to lay low and wait it out. (For more information on effects on individual charts, watch this you tube video.)