Saturday, August 25, 2018

Venus Enters Libra, Mercury Enters Leo

Venus changes signs Sept 1, entering Libra: after spending all of August in Virgo, its sign of debilitation, Venus now enters its own sign Libra, where it is much stronger. Libra is the quintessential Relationship Sign, seeking Balance and Harmony in all relationships; Libra is an Idealist. Venus will spend an extra long time in Libra due to going through a retrograde period starting October 5, which will keep Venus in its own sign until New Year's Day, Jan 1.
While in Libra Venus will combine with Jupiter: the planet of Pleasures combines with the planet of Increase =Indulgence. Jupiter is the planet of Belief, in idealistic Libra = Ideology. Venus is the planet of Devotion. The result is everyone being Devoted to Their Own Beliefs. Jupiter will leave Libra on Oct 11.
Mercury changes signs, entering Leo on Sept 2. The planet of Rational Thinking has spent over 2 months in sidereal Cancer due to having to go through a retrograde period. The planet of Reason was having problems in Cancer due to being in an emotional water sign and having to deal with the opposition of Mars. Mercury now moves on in the zodiac, to the sign of Royalty and Government. While in Leo Mercury will recieve the aspect of Neptune, planet of Imagination and Delusion, which is transiting opposite in Aquarius. Mercury remains in Leo until Sept 18.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Mercury Retrograde Ends, Mercury Opposed by Mars, Saturn Trine Uranus

Mercury Retrograde period ends Aug 18. The planet of Rational Thinking, Ideas & Reasons, Communications, Speech & Writing, now returns to normal forward motion in the zodiac. But Mercury is still in trouble: it is still in sidereal Cancer, an emotions-based water sign, which hampers Mercury's rational reasoning. Opposite Mercury, in Capricorn, is its powerful enemy Mars, the planet of Conflict. Additionally, Mercury is accompanied by Rahu, the eclipse point signifying Obscuring, Confusion, Obsession. Mercury won't get away from all these influences until Sept 2, when it leaves Cancer and enters Leo.
Saturn is now Stationary in Sagittarius before it ends its Retrograde period on Sept 5. Stationary planets are Strong: Saturn is the planet of Reality, Structure, Time & Delay, The Established Order. Stationary Saturn doesn't change readily. Saturn doesn't really get moving until October.
Saturn is in an exact Trine Aspect with Uranus, which is also stationary at the beginning of its Retrograde Period which started Aug 7. The planet of Established Order and the planet of Rebellion are in a "cooperative" planetary pattern, indicating a lot of Confusion. Note that this is also Saturn, planet of The Working Class, in an encouraging aspect with Uranus planet of Realization, indicating potential for the Workers to come to their senses. (for more details see last week's video)