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.