Saturday, July 22, 2017

New Moon Conjunct Mars, Venus opposite Saturn, Venus Enters Gemini

The New Moon is on Sunday, July 23, @ 6 deg Cancer. This New Moon will be in near exact conjunction with Mars, setting up an energy pattern that will feature the planet of Action and Conflict for the coming lunar month. This New Moon initiates the Hindu lunar month of Sravana, named for Shravana, the nakshatra (lunar sign) of the Full Moon, which will be on August 7. Shravana is symbolized by the Ear, indicating Listening, the transfer of Information and Knowledge, therefore The Media. More details in this video:
Venus is exactly opposite Retrograde Saturn on Monday, July 24. Venus is at the end of Taurus; Saturn is at the end of Scorpio. The planet of Harmony, Agreement, Romance, Finance, Guidance, etc., is being strongly influenced by the planet of Harsh Realities, Limitation, Discipline, etc. for the first few days of this week. Financial Markets will likely be Down.
Venus Changes signs, entering Gemini, on Wednesday, July 26. The planet of Harmony and Relationship usually does well in the sign of Mental Adaptability. However, since Gemini is the most dual sign of the zodiac, it's flexible nature can make a visiting planet seem Unreliable. Venus will be in Gemini for nearly four weeks, until August 21.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mars Square Uranus, Jupiter Trine Venus, Mercury Enters Leo & conjunct Rahu

Mars is exactly Square to Uranus on Monday, July 17. Mars is at 4 deg Cancer; Uranus is at 4 deg Aries. The square aspect is generally an inimical aspect, causing the two planets to challenge each other's energy. Since Aries is a sign owned by Mars, Uranus is already contributing its energy to Mars. Cancer is Mars' sign of Debilitation; a debilitated natural malefic planet can be especially dangerous.Therefore this astrological pattern indicates sudden, explosive anger, violence, etc. The energy pattern will be further enhanced Sunday & Monday due to the Moon transiting through Aries, i.e., conjunct Uranus.
Jupiter is Trine Venus this week. The exact trine is on Tuesday, July 18, with Jupiter @ 21 deg Virgo and Venus @ 21 deg Taurus. Jupiter and Venus are both Financial Planets, so markets should be Up at the beginning of the week.
Mercury changes signs, entering Leo, on Thursday July 20. The planet of Rational Thinking is generally good in the royal sign of the Sun. Also, Mercury gets away from its enemy Mars, which stays behind in Cancer. But not all is well because:
Mercury is conjunct Rahu as soon as it enters Leo. Rahu (North Node of the Moon, i.e., one of the eclipse points) is hanging out in the first degree of Leo. As an eclipse point Rahu has a natural tendency to Obscure, i.e., Distort, the meanings of a planet it combines with. Therefore Mercury's significations will suffer at the end of the week: Illogical Thinking, Fake News, Distorted Information, etc. Mercury moves fairly quickly, and will get away from Rahu's influence in a few days.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Mercury Enters Cancer

Mercury changes signs, entering Cancer, on Sunday, July 2. The planet of Rational Thinking, Communications, Information, The Media, etc., leaves its own sign Gemini and enters the water element sign of the Moon. Emotions-based Cancer is not the best sign for Rational Mercury. On the plus side, Mercury will now separate from Mars, which lags behind in Gemini. Therefore some of the last couple of weeks of Argument and Media Wars may abate somewhat. But on July 11th, Mars will enter Cancer, and once again team up with Mercury for more verbal fisticuffs. Mercury remains in Cancer until July 20.
The Full Moon will be on Saturday, July 8, @ 23 deg Sagittarius. This is the culmination of the Hindu lunar month of Ashada, based on the Moon being in the nakshatra (lunar sign) Purva Ashada. This sign is nicknamed "the Unsubdued." This Full Moon will be closely conjunct Pluto, and simultaneously opposed by Mars, indicating High Energy for Pluto's signification of Destruction and Regeneration, Rebirth.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Mercury Conjunct Mars, Venus Enters Taurus

Mercury is exactly conjunct Mars on Wednesday, June 28, @ 21 deg Gemini. Mercury is the planet of Communication and Discussion; Mars is the planet of Aggression. This combination promotes Argument. Mercury is the planet of Consensus; Mars is the planet of Conflict: this is Not a good time for finding Agreement. Mercury is the planet of Making Rational Decisions; Mars is the planet of Haste & Impatience. Therefore important decisions are likely to backfire due to being rushed. In your own chart, watch out for fast-developing events in the sector of life signified by the house placement of the sign Gemini. This energy pattern will continue until Mercury leaves Gemini and enters Cancer on July 2.
Venus enters Taurus on Thursday, June 29. The planet of Love, Harmony, Agreement, Art, Finance, Guidance, etc., is happy to be in its own sign for the next few weeks. Generally this is good for Venus and Taurus significations. Venus is Love; Taurus is Romantic. Venus is Art; Taurus likes to own Nice Stuff. Venus is Finance; Taurus likes Value. Therefore purchasing is encouraged; financial markets will generally be Up. Venus stays in Taurus until July 26.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mercury Enters Gemini, Saturn Retrogrades into Scorpio, New Moon in Gemini

Mercury enters Gemini on Sunday, June 18. Mercury is the ruler of Gemini, which is good for Mercury significations like Communication, Ideas, Learning, etc. Mercury remains in Gemini for two weeks, until July 2.
Mercury joins Mars in Gemini. This changes the positive indications of Mercury in Gemini into a much more negative situation. Mars, the planet of Conflict, distorts the manifestation of Mercury. Combative Mars turns Mercury's Communication & Rationality into Argument, Hasty Decisions, Misinformation, etc. The exact conjunction of Mars and Mercury is on June 28, @ 21 deg Gemini. This is not a good time for evaluating data and making important decisions.
Saturn Retrogrades into Scorpio on Tuesday, June 20. Saturn's natural qualities of Restriction and Control are magnified while retrograde, and now in Scorpio a sign fascinated by Power. This combination gives rise to Ruthlessness and Cruelty. While in Scorpio, Saturn caused major affliction to Donald Trump's natal chart (detailed analysis: watch this weeks video blog)
The New Moon is Friday, June 25, in Gemini. This marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar Month of Ashada, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, Purva Ashada, which will be on July 8. This New Moon is associated with Mars, and Mercury. The Full Moon will be opposed by Mars, and conjunct Pluto. Thus, this lunar month promises to be full of Conflict and Contention. Best to stay out of harm's way; stick to routine activities and postpone starting new endeavors.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturn Retrogrades into Scorpio

There are no new planetary positions this week.
At the end of the week, Saturn is Retrograde @ 0 deg Sagittarius, and slowly changes signs, moving into Scorpio on June 20. The planet of Structure, Stability, The Established Order, etc., is transiting out of positive, Truth-based Sagittarius and into restive, Secretive Scorpio, where it will remain for the next several months.
When a planet changes signs, its significations are weakened. The borderline between a Water sign and a Fire sign is an especially challenging area of the zodiac, for any planet. Therefore the significations of Saturn are Vulnerable for the next couple of weeks. Some of the results have already manifested, such as the shakeup in the UK over their recent elections, or the ongoing chaos on the US political scene. Generally, this is not a favorable time period to be starting a new endeavor.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Mercury Enters Taurus, Full Moon in Scorpio, Jupiter Goes Direct

Mercury changes signs, entering Taurus, on Saturday June 3. The planet of Rational Thinking, Communications, and The Media, will be in the sign of Material Worth for the next two weeks, until Jun 18. Taurus likes to see something tangible for the effort. This position of Mercury emphasizes the transactional qualities of Taurus, and is therefore good for Business Dealings. (more details in last week's video)
The Full Moon is on Friday, June 9, @ 24 deg Scorpio. This marks the culmination of the energies of the Hindu Lunar Month Jyeshtha. The quality of the month suggests Mature Action, Passing Judgment. This Full Moon is not under any malefic influences, but is opposite to Mercury in Taurus, therefore the emotional quality of the Moon will overwhelm the rational significations of Mercury on this day. Also: this Full Moon aligns closely with Donald Trump's natal Scorpio Full Moon.
Jupiter ends its retrograde period on Friday June 9, @ 19 deg Virgo. The planet of Belief, Truth, Optimism, Opportunity, etc., has been retrograde since February, and now slowly goes back to normal forward motion. For the entire month of June, Jupiter is Stationary, i.e., appearing to be motionless. A stationary planet is considered extra strong for giving the results of its significations. This is the planet of Truth in the sign of Analysis: the investigation of the Trump-Russia affair will be making progress this month.