Saturday, July 27, 2013

Planets in Gemini

Not much change in the Heavens this week: Mars, Jupiter, and Mercury are still together in Gemini, until Mercury leaves Gemini on Sunday, August 4. Mars, the planet of Combat, combines with Jupiter, the planet of  Truth & Belief, and Mercury, the planet of Reasons, all in the sign of Two Points of View, Gemini. The events during the coming week are more of what has been happening over the past weeks: Groups Arguing and Fighting due to Opposing Beliefs; Opposing Versions of Truth.
Moon enters Gemini on Friday, August 2, and will add its energy to the Gemini combination Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Mars +Jupiter combination is also inclined towards Over-confidence, Taking Risks, etc., which can lead to accidents such as the train wreck in Spain.
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Mars Conjunct Jupiter, Full Moon in Capricorn, Venus Opposite Neptune

Mars is exactly conjunct Jupiter @ 11 degrees Gemini on Sunday, July 21. The energy of Mars is for Combat; the energy of Jupiter is Truth & Belief, and Gemini is the sign of Duality. The pattern promotes Argument, and Fighting, over competing versions of Truth. This has been manifest in world events over the past week, and will continue during this coming week while the two planets are close together in the Heavens.
Jupiter's energy of Expansion and Optimism encourages Mars the planet of Action. The result can be Excess Optimism, leading to Expectation, Risky Behavior, Biting off More than you can Chew. Therefore any new activity needs to be carefully considered this week before jumping in.
The Full Moon will be on Monday, July 22, @ 6 deg. Capricorn. This is the culmination of the Hindu lunar month of Ashada. Although it is thought to be a good month for beginnings, the energy of Ashada this year was spoiled by the month starting out with Mercury Retrograde the New Moon. Mercury is now back to Direct Motion, so perhaps the 2nd half of the month will fair better than the first half.
Venus will be exactly opposite Neptune on Friday July 26. The planet of Love, Art, Finance, Pleasures, Entertainment, etc. will be exchanging energy with the planet of Dreams, Imagination, Illusion, etc. Mostly it encourages Idealism, but there can also be Lack of Realism and even Deception in Love & Romance, Financial Sector, Celebrities, etc.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Venus enters Leo, Mercury goes Direct, Mars Conjunct Jupiter

Venus will enter Leo on Wednesday, July 17. The planet of Love, Art, Beauty, Sociability, Finance, & Guidance enters the sign of The King. Venus is an enemy of the Sun, which rules Leo, so Venus is not completely comfortable in this sign. Some of the Lower Qualities of Venus may come out: Selfishness, Indulgence in Sensuality, Avarice, etc. On the plus side, Leo is associated with the arts, especially Entertainment, Theater, Film, etc., as is Venus. Also, Leo is the sign of Rulers, and Venus is Advisers.
While in Leo, Venus will be in mutual aspect to Neptune, on the other side of the zodiac in Aquarius. Neptune represents the Non-rational, the Imagination, so this could be good for Creativity.
Mercury Ends its Retrograde Period on Saturday, July 20, @ 19 deg. Gemini. Finally, after three weeks of being "backwards", the planet of Communications and Rational Thinking returns to normal forward motion in the zodiac.But it takes a week or so for Mercury to get "back up to speed," so the effects of Mercury Retrograde can still linger nearly to the end of the month. Therefore it is in important to remain vigilant regarding Communications with others, to make sure what was intended was what was heard, etc.
Mars is Conjunct Jupiter this week and next. The exact conjunction will be on Monday, July 22, @ 11 deg. Gemini. The planet of Truth, Belief, and Justice is combined with the planet of Action, Force, Impatience, and Combat. This is happening in the Cerebral Sign of Gemini. The tendency is for Forceful Expression of One's Beliefs, and in the Dual Sign Gemini, there is sure to be an opposing viewpoint. Careful re Arguments, a Rush to Judgement, Taking Risks, Etc.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

New Moon in Gemini, Venus Square Nodes, Saturn Goes Direct

The New Moon will be on early Monday, July 8 @ 22 deg. Gemini. (Pacific Time: midnight on Sunday) This marks the beginning of the Hindu lunar month of Ashada, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, which will be on July 22. Normally this month is considered Auspicious for New Beginnings. Unfortunately, the energy of the month is marred by the New Moon being conjunct Retrograde Mercury, which is barely 2 degrees away. Thus the coming lunar month will carry with it the energy of Delay, Misunderstandings, Mistakes in Communications, etc., and is not suitable for starting important new endeavors.
Venus will be Square the Nodal Axis, exact on Tuesday, July 9. The mid-point between Rahu and Ketu, the two eclipse points, is a point of Tension. Planets transiting here (or placed in this position in a natal chart) are under considerable Stress. The significations of Venus will have problems this week, especially early in the week. Therefore this week is not so good for Agreements, Compromise, Celebrities, the Financial Sector, Advice & Counsel, etc. Since Venus progresses fairly quickly through the Heavens, the danger period will be over by the end of the week.
Saturn goes Direct on Monday, July 8. The planet of Time & Delay has been creating further delay by traveling "backwards" in Libra since last February. Starting this week, Saturn ends its retrograde period and will resume normal forward motion in the zodiac. Since Saturn represents The Established Order, and is together with Rahu the significator of Transformation, the coming months are more likely to see some progress towards the changes that have been held back so far this year.