Saturday, July 25, 2015

Venus Begins Retrograde, Mars Enters Cancer, Full Moon in Capricorn

Venus turns Retrograde on Saturday, July 25, @ 6 deg Leo. The planet of Romance, Aesthetics, Agreements, Finance, and Guidance, will appear to go "backwards" in the zodiac for the next Six Weeks. Generally, the significations of Venus will Suffer: Romance gets Reconsidered, Agreements are Delayed, Lawyers give Bad Advice. Since Venus is Value, it is hard to determine the True Value of things. Therefore, this is a bad time for making any important purchase. Venus will spend the first few weeks retrograde in Leo, and then "back into" Cancer on August 13th. Venus will end its retrograde period on September 5th. (For more details on Venus retrograde, get the July-August Astrology Newsletter)
Mars enters Cancer on Thursday, July 30. The planet of Action and Aggression is considered Debilitated in this sign. Therefore Mars can display some of its worst characteristics, such as Irritation, Impatience, Violence, Destruction, etc. Check to see which house in your natal Astrology Chart has the sign Cancer. The part of your life signified by this house is likely to experience difficulties. Mars will be in Cancer until mid-September.
The Full Moon is on Friday, July 31, @ 13 deg Capricorn. The Moon will be opposite to Mercury in Cancer, and Mars which will have just entered Cancer. Therefore this Full Moon will be more Reactive, and possibly Volatile, than usual.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jupiter Enters Leo, New Moon in Gemini, Mercury conjunct Mars

Jupiter leaves Cancer and enters Leo, on Monday, July 13. The planet of Increase, Optimism, Prosperity, and Wisdom will be in the sign of Ego, Leaders, & Governments for the next 12 months, until August 2016. Jupiter is generally favorable in this sign, but there is still a downside: over-inflated Egos, excess optimism, etc. which can impel leaders and governments to promise too much or bite off more than they can chew. While the planet is changing signs this week, its significations are vulnerable. Jupiter represents General Prosperity, and Banks & Bonds specifically. Cue the Greek -Euro Crisis.
(For more details on the effects on your chart, get the July-Aug newsletter)
The New Moon will be on Wednesday, July 15, @ 29 deg Gemini. This begins the Hindu lunar month Sarvana, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, which will be at the end of July. This lunar month normally has  a good reputation, but this year the New Moon's energy will be influenced by an exact conjunction of Mars and Mercury, also in Gemini, barely 10 degrees away.The good energy of Sarvana gets contaminated by a problematic planetary combination.
Mercury is Exactly Conjunct Mars on July 15, @ 20 deg. Gemini. Mercury and Mars are enemies in Vedic Astrology. Mars is the stronger of the two planets. Therefore Mercury significations will lose out.  Mercury is more about Facts, Diplomacy & Consensus; Mars is Forceful, Combative, and Impatient for Results. The result is Distortion of the Facts, Arguments, Rushed Decisions, etc. The planet of Rational Thinking is at a disadvantage for the coming week. Mercury will finally get away from Mars when it changes signs on July 20.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Venus Enters Leo, Mercury Enters Gemini

Two planets change signs on Saturday, July 4th -Sunday July 5th, within hours of each other.
Venus is first, leaving Cancer, and entering Leo. Although Venus is not totally happy in Leo (the Sun, ruler of Venus, is an enemy to Venus), at least Leo is more stable than Cancer, and therefore the Venus principles of Harmony, Agreement, etc., are improved, especially regarding Leaders & Governments, since Leo is the sign of leadership. Venus is moving much more slowly than normal at this time, because it is about to go Retrograde, on July 25th. Therefore Venus will only get several degrees into Leo, before it reverses direction, and slowly backs up, to return to Cancer in mid-August.
Mercury leaves Taurus, entering Gemini, late Saturday night /early Sunday morning (depends on your time zone). Mercury likes being in its own sign, which energizes the Mercury significations of Ideas & Reasons, Data & Information, the Media, etc. But, Mercury will now join up with its enemy, Mars, which has been transiting in Gemini since mid-June.
Mercury planet of Communication & Rational Thinking, combined with Mars, planet of Aggression & Combat, encourages Rash Speech, Distorted Ideas, Arguments, etc. In other words, this transit of Mercury in Gemini will be fraught with problems. Mercury remains in Gemini until July 20th, when it will move into Cancer.