Leo New Moon: InflammńĀre

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The Leo New Moon on August 1st @ 1312 (ASET) is our official slamming shut of the Eclipse window which has occupied June & July‚Äôs Skyscape. ¬† The Eclipse Season, plus the pile up of Planets on the Cancer Capricorn Axis, which focused heavily on the consequences of ignoring in-balances of Private and Public Spheres, was grinding to say the least. Nourishment & Emotional Needs vs Requirements and Pressures from External forces, in order to keep up with the functions of Societies rigid frameworks and expectations; making the past 2 months feel like a slow soft boil set to constant. ūüć≥The Leo New Moon is when we see that slow cook finally turned off.

As we move into August, where 3 of the 4 personal planets transit Leo and make positive aspects to Jupiter in Sagittarius, allows a restoration of faith and optimism, that Jupiter in Sadge always brings.¬† His aspects to the Sun, Mercury, Venus & Mars who are in need of Jupiter‚Äôs restorative rays are well timed considering the heavy storms created by June & Julys Astro-weather.¬† This Leo New Moon really gets this process going, helping shift the focus FROM heavy emotional and hard to move out of thoughts and feelings (thanks Mercury Rx in Cancer), DELIVERING us to a place of conviction to move past the issues that have been nabbing us at our heels for the past 2 months. The New Moon in Leo is the start point ‚Äď from¬† where we finally get to survey our newly formed Lands and Kingdoms from above, inspiring the creative and stoking the fires of what possibilities await.¬† Finally the wet wood is drying out and this New Moon allows us to gently and safely gets us stoking and burning the Fires again. We are finally getting moving again ! ‚ôĆÔłŹūüĆö‚̧ԳŹūüĎĆūüöóūü¶Āūüź£ūüôĆūüŹĹ ūüĆą‚ö°ÔłŹwww.thebrujamix.com ‚ö°ÔłŹ

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June & July 2019: Wielding Fortitude

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Rossy de Palma By Jose Luis Beneyto

 

 

Solar Eclipse: 3 July in Cancer 05:15 AEST @ 10¬į

Lunar Eclipse: 17 July in Capricorn 07:38 AEST¬†@ 24¬į

Mars in Cancer: 17 May Р2nd July (Challenging aspects from 11 June onwards)

Mercury Retrograde: 8th of July (S RX) Р1st of August (Station Direct) 16 August (out of the retrograde degree.)

 

 

 

The Solstice annually marks the beginnings of the Sun’s movements through The Cancer & Capricorn Axis points. Cancer and Capricorn are signs that mark the greatest imbalance of Light and Dark, no matter what sphere you live in. Reflecting the extremes of the light and dark in the physical world as we know it.

Since the ingress of the Moon’s Nodes, the Eclipse points, or Rahu & Ketu into the signs of Cancer and Capricorn (Nov 2018 – July 2020) this axis point¬†has become a more sensitive and accelerated area for growth, and modification. ¬†These are points of change and create a deep push pull effect, working through deep and sensitive plot points of one’s life. ¬†The Eclipses of 2019 take place in Capricorn and Cancer. Meaning if you have any planets in Cardinal Signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn – you will be more directly affected. Planets in Capricorn or Cancer are directly being moulded, modified or purified. Planets in Libra and Aries are being affected by reverbs of these Cancer and Capricorn symphonic clashes.

Capricorn currently has a longer, slower, deeper and at times invisible story unfolding, with the 15-year transit of Pluto through it sign, creating situations and experience of deep modification to the areas of life, that Capricorn planets or points the sign rules over, in one’s birth chart. Pluto transit’s in duration are the longest and slowest of the Zodiac,¬†as well as being the deepest and at times confronting and arduous. Any planets or points that Pluto hit, are hijacked for plutonic redress.

Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn is halfway through its transit of its home sign, making Saturn especially dignified and strong in its current restructuring and Strength testing, of   all that sits in the Capricorn realm.  Since December 2017 this has been working in direct connection with Pluto in Capricorn, by first sign and then aspect. It is creeping closer to conjunction in January 2020. Saturn is challenging the strength of ideas and concepts that are being build or trying to come to fruition, through day by day labouring.  Pluto and Saturn are industrial purging and structural change agents. Since November 2018, Pluto and Saturn have had Ketu or the South Node join the industrial party.  Pluto and Saturn are currently working towards a conjunction in 2020, in Capricorn. The last time this occurred was 1982, at the height of the Cold War, and the rise of Neo Liberalism in Western Government Policy. Saturn Pluto is seen as drastic times of economic change and conflict. More on this cycle in another post.

Ketu or the dragon’s tail is a purging and detoxifying energy. Ketu is pushing for release of things that are not essential or spiritually aligned to the planets or areas of life, its transiting. Ketu is directly affecting the Capricorn, area and placements.  Ketu is joining and working with Pluto / Saturn and is creating an intensified experience. The Pluto Saturn and Ketu transits are catalyst of change pushing you to purify the grounds and environments your seeking to master or conquer.

Capricorn experiences are anything that is slow, and an area of life which reaches maturation over a long period of time. Capricorn energy is about things that you believe are solid, and sure footed.  This solidity allows for feeding of, and creation of gains and overall reward after sacrifice and hard work. But what Pluto and Ketu are doing is adding 2 almost invisible layers of disruption, testing, to see if these structures are truly aligned with you and your forward momentum to the top of the proverbial mountain. Why climb to the top of a dormant or landslide prone mountain? The current planetary transits are testing this sure footedness. This energy will begin to separate by late October, once Ketu clears from its separation from Saturn.

In the Cancer corner, Cancer the only Cardinal Sign in Water.  It is emotional source energy, protected and hidden way by a Crab shell, a tough front, water is hidden away behind strong barriers.  Cancer is the opposite sign of Capricorn. Cancer energy is strong, intuitive, protective, nurturing and sweetness fortified by a protective armour. Once it allows you into the sphere, this is when Cancer energy can really be worked with and enjoyed. Cancer like Capricorn is hard yin.  Where you have Cancer in your chart, is where, what you most treasure is tucked away, protected from the storms, protecting the source of emotion and intuition.  Cancer energy is like a precious spring well, an individual keep hidden away, until trust has been gained, to share the source.

Cancer, has been experiencing Saturn and Pluto from its opposite sign, challenging this protective method. Meaning any planets or areas of life that are in the sign of Cancer have had this constant stress, purification, change, strength testing around its Source energy, for a few years now. The 2020 conjunction will directly affect Cancer planets and points. Putting real pressure on keeping its Water Wells, clean and protected, in the face of constant challenge from its opposing sign Capricorn.

Rahu or The North Node has been transiting Cancer since November 2018. Rahu, like Ketu, they are direct opposites,¬†they operate together, by moving together as constant opposites. Rahu brings a new dynamic to the Cancer Sphere. Where Ketu detox’s or purges, Rahu devours and is hungry, and constantly consumes,¬†like hungry ghost energy. ¬†Eclipses were thought to be an animal devouring the Sun,¬†Rahu energy, is the devourer of the Sun and Moon. Rahu has an endless hunger and consumption, without proper ability to digest, or nurture being the bi-product of this endless consumption. Rahu can push you into areas or can provide opportunities to change and evolve, however, Ketu must also be brought into the equation. As they balance each other. Like a good food diet – the Nodes are constantly balancing consumption and processing. Managing their push pull is complex is part of the astrological process of June and July. Rahu and Ketu don’t necessary do this on their own naturally. It is through awareness, that mastery of the Rahu and Ketu can begin.

This June and July, we see Mars and Mercury transit Cancer, acting as triggers and accelerating by applying fast acting pressure to these longer-term transits highlighted above. This is creating the volatile environment of June and July. Mars & Mercury will be putting lots of pressure on to the deeper and darkest corners. June and July have great potential to create tension, explosions or confrontation. There will be challenges and questions about the roads we are currently on, especially around, Status, Family, Ancestry, Rooting, Home and Building for the Future.

Mars is in its Fall in Cancer, Mars and Cancer are not comfortable bed fellows. Mars is fast, aggressive, reactionary, Yang Fire. Cancer is slower, more cautious, protective, Yin Water. Mars entered Cancer on May 17th,¬†but by June 11th we see Mars begin to activate Saturn, Pluto and The Nodes,¬†by opposition and conjunction. Mars is setting the frame work for a very active Solstice period.¬† Mars is very much the aggressor of this situation. Being in its sign of its fall, it doesn’t operate as it should. Mars in Cancer can see explosions of pent up and emotional anger or aggression. Rahu and Ketu can add, a deeper level of repressed emotional trauma or ancestral trauma. Saturn and Pluto – also speak to this concept of clearing out deep emotional trauma leading the way to better foundations or reconciliation.

Mars transiting Cancer,sees a match stick being raised and set. Not allowing Mars to burn off the deadwood, in a wet environment, is where trouble could be caused. This contrary situation (Water and Fire) means Mars WILL find other outlets to do its job, if the steam isn’t let off. The outcome might become more explosive than needed or required. So, if things do heat up, don’t smother them, the aim is to control the fire (like a planned burn off) rather than avoiding the fire,¬†because you wanted to hold on to the dead wood. Mars is tricky this month, work with it.

Mercury will come to play as it enters Cancer on June 5th,¬†Mercury is naturally fast and is a problem solver whose speed and rational brings intellectual smarts to the table. However, Mercury begins to slow down in June and turns Retrograde July 8th, beginning its retrograde cycle in Leo/Cancer.¬†¬†This Mercury retrograde, timed perfectly after Mars’ transit of Cancer, activating all the sticky points of the chart, really speaks to the 3-fold effect which is building around this time frame and the purging and re-visioning of our Capricorn / Cancer axis of our lives. Mercury Retrograde is here to focus down on and deeply integrate the fireworks or steam lead off during the Mars transit in Cancer.

Mercury’s Retrograde adds to this entanglement by slowing down, and stalling where smart ideas or quick intellect would usually over ride to alter a situation. Where Mercury would deliver inspired thought or problem solving, this retrograde will add extra pressure to an already pressurize astrological frame work.¬†¬†Events as they unfold will have the longer-term benefit of the Mercurial trickster, moving over these points for a 3-fold breakdown or chapter developments. But the overall feel of this will be of slow and arduous, for limited immediate resolve, in June & July.

Finally, the 3rd and final act in this triple whammy of faster transitory triggers is the actual Eclipses of the Cancer / Capricorn axis.  Eclipses are formed when the Nodal access points (Rahu and Ketu), intercept the orbits of the Sun, Moon and Earth. Creating Eclipses. Eclipses are times of quickening and are turbo charged Full and New Moon Lunations. Eclipse energy is tricky and it’s not a great time for any form of divination, let alone clarity.  The Sun and Moon are blocked, unseen forces are at play, Eclipse times are times for rest and letting things play out.

July 2019 has 2 Eclipses, a Solar & Lunar Eclipse. These will be occurring at the New Moon in Cancer & Full Moon in Capricorn. The effects of these eclipses can last until the next non eclipsed lunation or until the next eclipse in this axis series. IF you have any planets in Capricorn or Cancer, aspecting these Eclipses, these Planets will feel the effect more strongly in your chart than if you don’t, have any planets in aspect. Generally, Eclipses are just strange times, and general caution should be applied.

Overall, there is ALOT going on over the next 2 months, with much of it feeding into the larger 2020 astrological story. Eclipse wise June and July will hark back to December 2018 / January 2019. The next 2 months will have a more notable strength to it with the Mars transit of Cancer and the Mercury Retrograde that begins to unfold in July.

The overwhelming story of these transits is to be gentle and commit to processing or going with whatever pops up. Repressing it, fighting it, ignoring it or not confronting it will be hugely problematic under the above astrology, and inflammation likely, due to ¬† the Mars in Cancer element. Being active rather than reactive or defensive is a good way of dealing with such conflicting energy. It may feel like it is dragging on, or not developing, but the good news is come August / September, things will be in a much better shape and there will be a much stronger platform to launch from. Just don’t let Mars in Cancer make you, come up a cropper! and be careful of the webs you weave during June & July.

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Mercury Retrograde in Pisces: Tales from The Omniverse

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“All you need is faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust” Peter Pan

Mercury entered Pisces on February 11th, for its annual tour through the 12 sign of the zodiac.  Usually its a 14 day jaunt through a sign, but for 2019  Mercury will be settling into Pisces for just over 2 months,  thanks to its upcoming retrograde.

2019 will see the Mercury retrograde’s occurring¬†predominantly in Water¬†signs, with Pisces being the first expression of these transits. The Water element gives the Mercury retrogrades of 2019 a more emotive and internal quality, which differs from recent years.

Mercury being in its fall in Pisces means clarity and logic are 2 things which fall to the wayside, when Mercury transit’s the last sign of the zodiac. ¬†Mercury desires clarity, it loves operating from a space of understanding and rational to help negotiate day-to-day life. Instead Mercury will be navigating a blurred and muddy territory, for a more creative or lucid atmosphere. This is not Mercury’s natural inclination, or something it enjoys doing, but when in Pisces, its made to work within the Piscean¬†realm.

Pisces is a sign of expansive knowing and unknowing.  Of which the space for change, mutation and contradiction is strong, and at times overwhelming. Pisces is intuitive and unstructured, in the way Mercury likes structure, rational and pace.  Pisces is all about communicating in non-traditional ways; dream interpretation, poetry, music or visceral awareness. These two have an Oil and Water effect when they meet. Our job is to allow them to express, rather than try to repress, their attempts for refining the process by throwing away the normal protocols.

Neptune being involved adds to the destabilizing effects on Mercury.  Neptune blurs the edges more, operating from the subconscious, or unseen realms.   Mercury will cross and station direct on Neptune (19 Feb,  25th March Р3 April). Meaning mercury will be subject to strange bendings as he chases Alice down the Rabbit hole creating an almost parallel universe of messages, inspirations and whispers due to this Neptunian influence. Helping to create a dynamic and memorable Mercury Retrograde.

Jupiter squares Mercury during this retrograde phase. (23 Feb, 16 March, 12 April as Jupiter stations retrograde). Neptune helps create the vision, Jupiter then steps in to expand it. Jupiter is giving the big picture view to an idea or vision that was seeded, via the Neptune conjunctions. One planet is inspiring the mercurial, then the other planet is expanding the mercurial with faith, optimism and a big picture approach. This is very dynamic and mysterious transit, but what can be procured from it, is limitless, especially considering that Jupiter also rules Pisces.

Understand that messages don’t have to come through in a clear and logical way. Messages that are hidden, half developed or fractals of ideas  ARE ready to be formed and developed, ARE more powerful and liberating. This is what this transit is really speaking too. It’s a great time for exploration and (un)conscious raising. Why ? Because Pisces energy is not afraid to blur boundaries and try untested ideas with faith and optimism, whist trying its best to reconcile the oppositions for cohesion.

This March retrograde occurs within 2 days of Uranus’ ingress into Taurus and Chiron having just shifting in Aries. Mercury Retro in Pisces adds another important layer to the shifting sands and allows an opportunity to dig deeper into feeling into what these larger   Astrological shifts may mean for you.

Through the Houses

Pisces / Pisces Rising – Finally people might begin to understand some of the wonderful traits you weave through out being, and into life, which you don’t always reveal. Be yourself and use your intuition to remove those who are not aligned for your highest and best. Intuition its super strong right now. Don’t placate those whose don’t jive with this energy, they would never respect or understand your multifaceted talents, so why go there ? Be connected and enjoy those who do ! You might find you yourself more ¬†articulate during this retrograde.

Aries / Aries Rising РYour dreams and subconscious will be activated, clearing out all the debris post Uranus in Aries. This will allow you to see where you stand after 8 years of fighting for your  freedom and innovative new goals within your life. What lies beneath will be fighting for attention to come to the surface this retro. recognised it, Clear it ! This is your first month with out Uranus in your sign in 8 years. It IS a new dawn.  Your subconscious will be purging.

Taurus / Taurus Rising – Friends and your wider community will be harder to pin down or there may be issues with commitment around locking in agendas, or perhaps that’s just the general vibe your feeling. Any signs of people being dis-ingenious could be worth noting. ¬†Monitor it, by April it will be clear to you, if they should remain on the invite list. ¬†Groups or activities around the piscean themes would be good to explore. Water based activities, flotation tanks, meditation, beach walks or any activity that allows you to bring your shadow / unconscious in closer contact to your consciousness.

Gemini / Gemini Rising – If anyone was born to ride this wave of contradiction and change in your career and around public image, its you Gemini. Don’t get caught up in the logic or the reasoning, just know things will change and evolve and go with it. Any career or work related to Art, Creativity and Writing is strong right now ! Delve into it. Social Climbing can come later when Mercury is direct, because there might be promises they can’t ¬†be live up too.

Cancer / Cancer Rising – A great time to do any study or learning around any of the higher arts or any teachings that activates your desire to learn ! Courses, teachers, resources might come to your aid, that really take the education side of this subject next level. Travel plans during this retrograde, might get a bit sticky. Just go with it, and make sure you check all the admin every step of the way. Don’t assume its all in order with regards to travel plans. It will make an ass out of you and me.

Leo / Leo Rising – Do not go into any debt, shared money or investments at this time, you don’t have the full facts or picture. The devil is in the details and this month, all details are skewed and changeable. Reading about UFO’s or any other unexplained paranormal or esoteric (i.e.: Hidden) facts or situations are far more fruitful than business at this time. Just enjoy the carpet ride and do big business invests once we are into April.

Virgo / Virgo Rising РRelations both Personal and Professional are unclear and all over the shop as your ruler is operating completely out of its bounds.  It is frustrating, but its great for any creative hobbies or connections. Let people reveal themselves before you commit to anything one or anything. By April it will be clear.

Libra / Libra Rising – Day to Day routines and Work Situations might not go as smoothly as one would like, but distract from the chaos by appreciating the originality of the chaos and absurdity¬†, I’m sure there would be plenty of tales to come from a Mercury Retrograde as whack as this. Just let it play out. Bringing reading, music or something creative into your routine for pleasure might help balance the scales and create some good (positive) escapism.

Scorpio / Scorpio Rising – Scorpio is perhaps in the best position this retrograde, occurring in your house of creativity, it is a great opportunity for any creative hobby or venture. Conceptual and doing phase, not ideal for a launching phase. The only catch for you, don’t get swept away with any knight in shinning armour activity. Chances are, they aren’t what they first appear, and looks are very deceiving this retrograde.

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising – Your home, family and ancestry is where you will have the opportunity to see and let go of any skeletons in the closet. This retrograde might see some surface, ready to be released. Any “Great” real estate deals or offers might be too good to be true. Wait and follow-up in April, when its easier to analyse the details rather than getting caught up in the big picture dreams.

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising – Communications might be a bit to scattered for your liking, take it all with a grain of salt and put any precious communication or thought into writing with creative flare and vision. Others might drive you mad with the chopping and changing of their word, but you have the power to channel into a creative writing or using internet based publishing for great results. Expect tech issues.

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising – Be careful around money and any promises for get rich quick schemes. It’s much better served, investing in yourself, to get rid of any clutter or doubt about your self and self-worth. Subconscious de-clutter being the first stop. Untangling the knots between earned money and self-worth, another possible area of entanglement¬†to clear during this retrograde.

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Chiron in Aries: The Tipping Point

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In Greek mythology, Chiron was held to be the superlative centaur amongst his brethren, as he was called as the “wisest and justest of all the centaurs”.

 

 

 

Chiron‚Äôs ingress into Aries, the 0 point of the Zodiac on February 18 is an important chapter in 2019’s Astrological landscape, a landscape that will look unrecognizable by 2020. ¬†Chiron, teetering at the last degree of the Zodiac after 8 years in Pisces, as Uranus finishes its final days in Aries, before ¬†its shift into Taurus. ¬†Both are moving out of 8-year cycle, into another. Creating new terrains to explore. Ground Zero is here, the changing of the guard is upon us. New opportunities are calling. ¬†That ‚Äėfeeling‚Äô of something being in flux, changing or shifting IS real.

If Uranus was the great awakener and disruptor, Chiron is the Grand Doctor or Healer who has come to help tend to the cracks and wounds left over by Uranus in Aries. This shift will be more focused on healing, education and teachers or teaching to help assist us in Aries style issues i.e.: Anger, Self-Loathing and Violence, to help develop a healthier manifestation of our ¬†Inner Warrior’s.

Shock and Awe or knee jerk reactions will be replaced with Patience, Leadership and Wisdom as we tend to our Aries issues. This is a huge energetic shift for everyone, but especially so for Aries, and the Cardinal Signs. Capricorn, Libra, and Cancer, for whom Uranus‚Äô ‚Äėlittle earthquakes‚Äô have been most concentrated.

Chiron in Pisces introduced ideas such as collective and subconscious healing or therapy. Since 2011, there has been a huge upswing in alternative healing modalities, examples include sound healing, psychotherapy, reiki, energy work or any other healing modality‚Äôs which works with the subconscious, or helps bring the other half or shadow into the light, for integration. No longer on the outside, Alternative forms of healing are more mainstream and accessible. ¬†Going off to have a session in your flotation tanks, or Jungian Psychotherapist¬†or perhaps a reiki session are all very Chiron in Pisces, methods for integrating ¬†Pisces’ issues of Escapism, Denial and Lacking Boundaries.

Chiron’s shift into Aries, is uncharted terrain. We haven’t experienced Chiron in Aries consciously. Due to its discovery in 1977, we have only worked with Chiron in Aries at a subconscious level. Chiron’s focus will be around individual work, rather than merging into others. For example, once we diffuse our own anger, there will be little opportunity to project it on to others. What is mine will be very much separated from what is yours, as we seek to individuate our lessons. Aries themes of Violence, Anger, Self-Loathing, Competition, Aggression and Power will be more prominent for reworking or addressing. Never has there been a better time as a society to explore issues about Violence against Women or Gun Control.

Chiron is situated between Saturn (restriction and fear) and Uranus (freedom and liberation). With Chiron, the Bridge between the two. Our experiences with Chiron enables us to be recognized and supported for our journey from fear and restriction to freedom and liberation. As when the individual is at peak health and strength, across the Mind, Body and Spirit axis, it is then that they can offer their best service to the others around them. Chiron in Aries is very much the transit for addressing the issues of Self.

How-ever it unfolds, there will be no denying of ‚Äúyour stuff‚ÄĚ. Hiding behind martyrdom or blaming others, will no longer work. Chiron in Aries will be a strong influence in allowing us all to look at how we engage with and reflect Anger at its very basic level, and that is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Chiron in Aries through the Signs

Aries ‚Äď How we present to the World, Our Being and Physical Vitality.

Taurus ‚Äď The Subconscious and hidden areas of life.

Gemini ‚Äď Community and Friendship Groups.

Cancer ‚Äď Status, Career or Where we are recognized.

Leo ‚Äď Higher Learning and International experiences with travel.

Virgo ‚Äď Recourses and Possessions.

Libra ‚Äď Relationships both Personal and Public.

Scorpio ‚Äď Your every day routines.

Sagittarius ¬†‚Äď Creativity, Children and Joy.

Capricorn ‚Äď Home, Family & Ancestors.

Aquarius ‚Äď Methods of Communicating and Media.

Pisces ‚Äď Earned Income & Money, Self Nurture & Value.

Total Moon Eclipse Trilogy: In the mouth of the Lion

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The Full Blue Blood Total Moon Eclipse visible from Australia, New Zealand, East Asia, Indonesia, Alaska, Hawaii : Visible for a limited time for West & East Coast USA due to the Moon setting. Not visible in the UK / Europe as its day time.

Full Moon Eclipse @ 11 degrees Leo, however eclipses last up to 3 hours from start to finish. To watch the start of the eclipse add 1.5 hours before these times.

LA : Jan 31st @ 0527

NY: Jan 31st @ 0827

LONDON: Jan 31st  @ 1327

HONG KONG : Jan 31st @ 2127

SYDNEY: Feb 1st @ 0027

AUCKLAND: Feb 1st @ 0227

The Full Moon in Leo on January 31st (Northern Hemisphere) / early morning 1st Feb (Australia and NZ) will be a Full Super Blue Blood Total Moon Eclipse. It’s like a Technicolor assortment of Moons all rolled into one, where all the rare auspicious events a Full Moon can muster all collide into this one lunation, ¬†which isn’t exactly a regular occurrence. ¬†The last time we had a Super Blue Blood Moon Total Eclipse was 31st March 1866.

So what do all these words put together mean ?( A Lot ! )  Will it be important ? (Yes) Will it affect you ? (quite likely)  Will everyone go crazy ? (People WILL be weird, and things feeling slightly ominous)

This lunation is a Super Moon, like the past 2 full moons, ¬†occurring when the Moon is in its closest orbit to the Earth. This means the Moon is 14% bigger to the eye, as well as having quite an intense draw to it. ¬†If you’re not so sure about its pull and importance, lets remind ourselves that the tides are dictated by the Moon, The Emergency Services have recorded a marked upswing of work and activity on Full Moon’s and ¬†Midwives also ¬†to get very busy ! ¬†Lunacy comes from the work Luna, meaning Moon.

A Blue Moon is when you have 2 Full Moons in 1 calendar Month, this occurs every 2.7 years, hence the phrase, “Once in a Blue Moon”. ¬†The Full Moon occurs at¬†0227am NZ time on¬†1st of February, the last Full Moon occurred on 2nd of January in Cancer, Australian time, for the Northern Hemisphere, these lunation occur, 1st & 31st of January 2018.

Full Moon Eclipses are when during its orbit the Earth gets in between the Sun and The Moon. The Earth casts the shadow over the 2 light bodies. The Sun which is radiating light and The Moon which is reflecting the light. How close the Earth is in blocking this natural mirroring depends on how big the eclipse is. Eclipses occur in pairs, when there is usually a Full and New Moon. They occur every 6 months in pairs. This will occur 3 times in a pair of opposing signs, which of course hooks into your birth chart.

Eclipses are basically a shadowing affects and in general, are very strange and powerful times. As the Sun and La Luna are blocked from their natural cycle, with a blocking of the light comes darkness and shadow. Simply, during eclipses information or literally things are blocked. You are not seeing the full picture, your vision has been obscured. The effects of  an eclipse can last from 2 weeks (till the end of the next eclipse free moon phase) or up to 6 months, when the next set of eclipses occur. The size of the eclipse i.e.: Total, Partial Eclipses tend to give a good indicator as to how influential it will be energetically.  This Eclipse will be a Total Eclipse.

This 31st Jan/1st Feb Eclipse is the 2nd set in the Leo and Aquarius axis, which means they are trying to forward a story in the area of life that these signs rule in your birth chart. The last time this occurred in your Leo / Aquarius Houses was 18.6 years ago, so eclipses are significant as timing techniques. Look back to where you are at or what changes took place 18.6 years ago. The first eclipses in this current cycle began July 2017, which included the Great American Eclipse of  21st August 2017.  An eclipse that revealed  how seriously imbalanced race relations still are in the US, as the Charlottesville Riots occurred in the lead up to this eclipse, against the taking a knee protest which had been simmering for a year previous.  Post eclipse, it was revealed how seriously divided the US still is with its internal race relations. A month after the Eclipse, you have the President of the United States calling on firing those players who protested, calling them the now infamous SOB quote. Casting a huge shadow over the right to free speech as well  race relation problems.

If you have your Nodes in Leo and Aquarius, these are themes that are running through your life journey, they ARE part of your life story. If you are in one of the following ages brackets, from July 2017, your nodes are in Leo and Aquarius  making these eclipses part of your Nodal Return or opposition, and very significant for you. 8 -10, 18 Р20, 26 Р28, 36 Р38, 45 Р47, 55 Р56, 64 Р66, 73 Р75, 82 Р84, 92 Р94.

Leo and Aquarius are 2 signs the are about the individual and the collective, Leo has a regal quality and Aquarius is all about collective society. When eclipses occur there is a blocking of these 2 themes or are an accelerated need to balance these 2 energies in areas of your life that these signs occur. Leo is a very creative energy, it’s very much tied to the need to develop or be in touch with your inner child or creation. ¬†With Aquarius its more about being the audience or the collective that these creations or inner child must eventually present or be¬†integrated into society.

So basically how are you going to balance the needs of your creativity and the collective ? and have you strayed to far into one direction ? Are you too focused on the individual / or the Collective, does the other side need a bit of attention. How are you going to recieve these gifts ? Another way of putting it is, Do you need to BE more of the central character in your life, rather than hiding amongst the collective (Leo North Node), or do you need to be less of your own character and try to integrate more into the collective (Aquarius North Node). This is the focus of these eclipses, with the tools of recognition and opportunity coming to you in an obscure or not completely visible ways, or with what YOU perceive as bad timing.

Eclipse are super charged New and Full Moons, so the fundamentals of what New and Full Moon cycles are, is present, but it’s just amplified and extended into a 3 fold eclipse cycle. A discovery, an adjustment or integration and a completion. ¬†It’s an incredible potent & intense time, of beginnings and endings on an ego and emotional level.

In ancient times Eclipses were seen as times of great upheaval with lots of superstition around them. Kings were over thrown, Kingdoms plunged into turmoil, Wars won and lost. It is understandable why such superstition was attached to Eclipses, which fundamentally are accelerations of stories and themes to progress your life story. Like Yin & Yang, Light & Dark, Sun & Moon we need to balance both halves of life and eclipses are an essential part of these stories, through the darkness or shadow they create. No matter how much we don’t want to address them, and no matter how blinded we might feel, the merging of these dualities will reveal the magic of eclipses and the constant need to balance oppositions in the highlighted areas of our lives.

The Total Blood Moon Eclipses is an incredible natural phenomena which is both haunting and magical, especially this time around with so many rare attributes coming together into one lunation.  May the shadow it cast help light your way.

xx

Saturnalia 2017 : Saturn’s return home to Capricorn

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“Work it
Make it
Do it
Make us

Harder
Better
Faster
Stronger”¬†

Daft Punk РHarder Better Faster 

This years Solstice on December 22nd 2017 is the beginning of a new energetic reign. It is a changing of the tide, which peaks in 2020 with a tsunami of Capricorn energy, created by Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter in the sign of Capricorn. This is where a 248 year, 27 year and 12 year cycles will intersect creating a redistribution of power at a micro and macro level from 2020.

Saturn returning ¬†home for 3 years is the next step in this journey, 27 years since its last transit of Capricorn, it’s joining Pluto in Capricorn. This ingress of ¬†Saturn into its ruler Capricorn at the Solstice (When the Sun enters Capricorn) is a very rare and auspicious occasion. It last occurred in 1664. ¬†This ingress is ALSO ¬†occurring during the ancient Roman Festival of Saturnalia.¬†It is the first time Saturnalia and Saturn in Capricorn have coincided since December 16 1870. ¬†The 3 way synchronicity of these events show how energetically potent this transit of Saturn in Capricorn is going to be.

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The Ancient Roman Festival of Saturnalia, celebrated annually to usher in the Solstice, was the biggest annual festival of the Roman calendar. Saturnalia, celebrating the god Saturn, was a time of excessive celebration, joy and hedonism. During this celebration, people partied to excess, slaves were given temporary freedom to say and do what they liked, and certain moral restrictions were eased. Saturnalia was a festival about celebration with the aims of bringing fortune and prosperity to crops as the seasons take a dark turn over winter. Once Christianity took hold, Saturnalia was replaced with Christmas.

Saturn, in Astrology is the god of structure, karma, authority, stealth, endurance, commitment, accountability, wisdom and time. Saturn is karmic and consequence. It creates opportunities to solidify and strengthen. Capricorn applies to government, systems, hierarchy, status, public profile, rules / regulations and external structure.  These two energies speak to each other.

Saturn is re-entering Capricorn to cleanse & purge after its last reset/transit ¬†27 years ago. With Capricorn there is always a focus on ¬†fairness and equality due to Capricorn’s moralist under tow, and its focus on accountability. ¬†If this energy is out of balance this energy could turn into corruption and nepotism. This is what this transit seeks to clean up on a micro and macro level. Saturn = Karma, Capricorn = Public Profile.

To give historic examples, in past Saturn in Capricorn cycles; the Berlin Wall was Built (Jan 1959 – Jan 1962)¬†and then torn down in Saturns¬†¬†next Capricorn ¬†transit (Feb 1988 – Feb 1991). In America’s Chart, these Capricorn cycles have seen financial down turns. A reality check to its usual confident financial spending and shows of excess and abundance. People who faught the law and the law won, were killed or captured also when Saturn got in to Capricorn. Ie: Al Capone & Pablo Escobar. ¬†All these examples feel pertinent as we enter this transit, themes such as Walls, Finances, Justice, all resonate in the current climate.

Pluto has been pre purging Capricorn’s space, clearing the way for Saturn’s entry since 2008. Pluto had an explosive entry into Capricorn via the Global Financial Crisis. Pluto is all about transforming and changing the ways we do things, via deaths of old ways of being. The fact it has been paving the way for Saturn’s entry, makes Saturn’s upcoming transit more interesting with the potential to be more potent than previous transits.¬†Any time Pluto and Saturn meet there is a redistribution of power.¬†With Pluto a lot of muck has been racked around gender, politics, governments and money since 2008. Jupiter moving into Scorpio in October 2017 is amplifying this Plutonic energy. Jupiter in Scorpio also brings in the current themes of Sexual Power and Consequence to this Saturn cycle. Interestingly enough the Harvey Weinstein Affair came out just as Jupiter moved into Scorpio. Coinciedence ? I think not.

If you’re an earth or water sign, it will be an abundant flow of energy that comes naturally. It will feel safe with the feeling of being supported in what you do. ¬† Earth IS Structure, Water NEEDS structure. If you’re a Fire or Air sign, it will flow but it might feel a bit more challenging as Air and Fire don’t like to be grounded or contained. Don’t be intimated, this is something you can handle.¬†Remembering Saturn is making sure Pluto’s restructuring and excavation¬†is structurally sound for you to launch off post 2020.

As Saturn enters Capricorn an earth sign, other major transits of 2018 help support this shift. There is a new distribution of energy into Water and Earth Signs. This is a shift from the past few years which have been more Fire and Air dominated.  Uranus moving into Taurus (Earth), Jupiter in Scorpio (Water) and Neptune in Pisces (Water) will finally have support via Saturn in Capricorn. Calming the waters after the past few years of volatility.

Saturn in Sagittarius over the past 3 years has been a bit of clash of agendas. Sagittarius likes to stretch its legs and get excited about life. Saturn is the realist and operates from a place ¬†of restriction. ¬†When Saturn moves in to Capricorn on December 21st 2017, ¬†Saturn the realist will finally have a sign that respects its authority and need to consolidate and restrict before the next big push. Saturn in Capricorn IS this restrictive process.¬†If there was ever a send off for Saturn from one sign to another, the current Mercury Retrograde conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius¬†is surely it. Re-assessing the past 3 years before the mantra “constraints are liberating” become the new ethos. Mercury goes direct as the Sun & Saturn goes into Capricorn.

Saturn loves to create support systems and you couldn’t ask for a better planet to give support to such expansive and unrestrained energies such as Neptune, Jupiter or Uranus. ¬†Earth and Water come together to make a lasting impact, consolidating the ideas and passion that has been awoken and seeded, with all the Air and Fire that has been dominating the past 2 years.¬†Saturn will be the base note of the next 3 years, the under tone to which everything else will hang from.

Saturn through the signs :

Capricorn/Capricorn Rising 1st House: Earth

Capricorn has the stern facade of Saturn transiting their 1st House. Restructuring is the new cool. “Constraints are liberating” will be your mantra for the world to see. Your ruler ¬†will be dropping all the fake facades in a very visible way as you get Harder, Faster, Better at life in ALL Aspects. ¬†Capricorn’s love to climb and this is the hard work that will end up getting you places. If you feel like you have been doing this for a while, Saturn will support you in leaps and bounds, propelling you forward. Its going to strengthen ALL areas of your life, don’t get to sentimental about anything lost. You have some major climbing to do.

Aquarius/Aquarius Rising 12th House: Air 

Aquarian’s feel the heat of Saturn’s grind in their 12th House of their inner world and sanctum. There maybe a need to set up solid private practises, that nurture your spirit and soul. It could be a shift in WHAT you DO to nourish this area of life. ¬†Either way there will a pressure around your inner world. Which shouldn’t actually be too bad. Saturn is the old ruler of Aquarius so it is an energy you are familiar with. Use the pressure of the searching and seeking to find the treasure that you seek – Personal liberation and freedom in your personal realm.

Pisces / Pisces Rising 11th House: Water 

Pisces and Pisces rising might feel a falling away of groups and activities they belong to as their hopes and wishes evolve. Saturn is all about re-assessing the terrain you walk on. Do the people I hang out with support this ? Am ¬†I with my tribe ? Questions around this might pop up – working with this energy will allow you to find the people who support your quests and hopes and visions for the future. Pisces don’t really like Saturn’s directness, now that its amplified in Capricorn there may be an adjustment period. Saturn in Capricorn will be receptive to Neptune your Ruler, currently in your sign. So basically, there will be an adjustment period, before Saturn in Capricorn helps with your natural magic.

Aries /Aries Rising 10th House: Fire 

Aries will find Saturn’s amplification in the house he rules. The 10th House. The house of Status, Power, Government and Public Profile. Aries will have to comply. They don’t always like to comply, especially when its to other people’s rules. However Saturn calling you to comply and do the work will see a rise in your public kudos and profile. Potentially making you the star of this transit show, with your Capricorn buddies. Especially since Uranus will be leaving your sign after 7 years of shaking your foundations.

Taurus/Taurus Rising 9th House: Earth 

Fellow Earth Sign Taurus will see Saturn hit its 9th house of travel and philosophy. There might be some shifts in philosophy once Uranus comes to the party in May 2018. Taurus will LOVE having strong and sure support as it moves into very unfamiliar territory with Uranus beginning an 8 year transit, in Taurus. Travel and time out might be the remedy with such huge shifts in energy in the world of Taurus. Channelling the surest and steady feet of Saturn in Capricorn will guide you and be your leading light over the next few years. When in doubt, remember Winter is coming, what is your normal Winter protocol ?

Gemini  / Gemini Rising 8th House: Air 

Gemini will see the need for compliance a toeing the line with other people’s money and any field of money that is not earned i.e. tax, inheritance¬†bank loans etc. Perhaps not the best time to speculate, Gemini can use its wits and gift of communication and networking to sail through any unfamiliar terrain. Just be aware it’s not the energy you can down play or blow off, you will need to comply and commit !! ¬† Deeper connections with people might feel heavy, stuck and grounding at first. Saturn in Capricorn isn’t an energy that really gel with you, but it will teach you to slow down and really look at the details of the situation before you play your cards. This is a very strong lesson for Gemini and their mutable ways. A positive and natural usage for Gemini to maximise this transit, would be to study some esoteric, magical or occultist study. By 2020 you will be the embodiment of The Magician from the Tarot, the card of your ruler – Mercury. That and Gemini loves to learn new tricks.

Cancer /Cancer Rising 7th House: Water 

Cancer, Capricorn is your opposite sign, it will see Saturn transiting your house of relationships with others. It will also see Saturn oppose your Sun at some stage over the next 3 years. What this means is your relationships with others is changing and perhaps challenged. It is time to look at things as perhaps more black & white, less grey. Saturn in Capricorn is pretty simple and straightforward and its doesn’t pussy foot around. Where Cancer might have compassion and emotiveness, Capricorn has fairness and accountability. This transit might see you look at a few of your key relationships. Are they helping you as best they should ? ¬†Is it fair ? Is there an uneven balance ? If so, its either in or out. Nothing in between. Saturn taking away only those which don’t actually serve you. This isn’t to unfamiliar to you Cancer. Pluto has been opposing your sign since 2008, Saturn is just another less intense activation of this transformative vibe. You and relationships are actively transforming for the better !

Leo /Leo Rising 6th House: Fire 

Leo’s will have a re-structuring of its daily routines, work and health routines during this Saturn in Capricorn transit. Whats in your Alchemy & Transformation tool box? ¬†Less time for glaming, more hard work for better results. Leo’s aren’t opposed to hard work, they perhaps might just find it all a little dull at first, but once you realise the transformative affects this will have on your body and how small changes can have a huge impact, freeing up more time; that’s when the fun really beings. Your basically beginning a full renovation of your daily life and your body as a temple. You might have to bring your famed humour and reputation at the beginning of it all to really get the ball rolling. Shining your light through the dimming of the light, as we enter what feels like the winter of our discontent. Discontent creates change, change keeps things moving and this is what you will need to keep temper the feeling of restriction from Saturn in Capricorn.

Virgo/Virgo Rising 5th House: Earth 

Virgo will see an overhaul of its creativity and how it creates. Saturn might make you work harder for it what you want to create. ¬†It might make you wonder if it really is creative and fun. Saturn will make you think of all the hard questions around your creative adventures. Just remember that, constraints are liberating and Saturn only takes from you what you no longer need. Use that knowledge when push comes to shove, to fuel your creative fires. Remember Pluto has been transiting this house since 2008, Saturn is simply making sure Pluto’s renovations are structurally sound. The base note being, is this what you truely Love ? If not, seek it.

Libra / Libra Rising 4th House: Air 

Saturn in Capricorn will be the karmic connection between your family, ancestors and root connections. Saturn is time and consequence. Libra is all about balancing the needs others and themselves. Libra is just coming off a year with Jupiter in its sign, you still feel that feeling of abundance and joy. Saturn is exulted in Libra. i.e.: Very strong and happy in Libra as they share the same views on ¬†karma and re-balancing energies in favour of fairness and ethics. Saturn is coming in to restrict anything that doesn’t serve you in the home and ancestors front. Karmic patterns of the past might pop up as something to work through and beyond, for a bright strong future. Remembering Saturn is literally strengthening the changes made from 2008 onwards in order to transform your life for the better. Saturn in Capricorn is here to advance this. It might feel heavy at first, but when you tap into the strength of it all you will shine so bright sweet Libran’s. This is a deep rooted overhaul of your connections to what family is, and where you come from at its deepest level. You might find you finally take control on the home front.

Scorpio/ Scorpio Rising 3rd House: Water 

Scorpio’s who now have Jupiter going through there sign are flying high with energy and abundant optimism. ¬†Saturn puts the breaks on your 3rd house of communication. Basically you might feel dragged down by communication this year. A cooling off. Perhaps people aren’t vibing your optimism. Your famed perception and deep analysis might struggle to be received as warmly as you would like ? Basically Saturn in Capricorn will be looking at enhancing HOW your communicate and re-evaluating if this can be done in a more effective way. ¬†Saturn in Capricorn will be a transit that enables you to be heard !

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising 2nd House: Fire 

Sagittarius will be deconstructing and reconstructing its self in the area of work and income. This will focus on solid, slow work and realism, the antithisis of your abundant fire energy . HOWEVER РSaturn is just leaving your sign. You have just lived 3 years with this energy dominating your sign and your style. You get this ! This transit does to a degree take the pressure off you. However, Saturn is in its sign of its rulership, Saturn is Still strong. Just image the incredible opportunities you can have  over the next 3 years, using the lessons learnt over the PAST 3 years. This time around it is  really developing and strengthening your self-worth and income. 3 years of hard work really could revolutionise who you really are in more than a fiscal amount.

xx

 

 

Venus Conjunct Mars: Venus Kisses Mars at Dawn

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“Sitting In The Stand Of The Sports Arena
Waiting For The Show To Begin
Red Lights, Green Lights, Strawberry Wine,
A Good Friend Of Mine, Follows The Stars,
Venus And Mars
Are Alright Tonight.”

Paul McCartney РVenus And Mars 

Venus finally catches up with Mars, the object of her desire, 2 hours before the Full Moon in Aries, on October 5/6 2017. This marks the end of Venus’s journey to the Underworld, which began earlier this year. ¬†Venus finally meeting her Lover in Virgo, under a Full Aries Moon ( Mars ruled ) creating a wonderful space to complete and accelerate ideas, while continuing to make alterations on what we began earlier this year. Mars comes to accelerate and merge with Venus, adding the missing piece of the puzzle, as we enter the last quarter of the year.

Venus has endured long delays in meeting her lover Mars ! The Venus retrograde  2017 Venus Retrograde in Aries : Venus Underground   delayed her just degrees away from conjoining Mars. These delays put her and us in a cycle of self-evaluation and reassessment around themes of Relationships, our body & looks, our Health,  how we present to the world and the line between I & We in Relationships . These issues were all under the microscope March РMay this year, on a physical level.

Venus finally meeting Mars gives us the traction to really push forward with any innovations or commitment to ourselves from that time. We now have an energetic boost around what we wanted to evolve too. The rocket fuel has been added as slate is being cleaned.

Post retrograde Venus has slowly been encroaching on Mars,  the planet of power and masculinity for most of the middle part of the year. The Full Moon in Aries at the same time is a dualistic closing as well as a new beginning. Mars and the Full Moon now allows a cleansing and full un-delayed merging and blending of these masculine and feminine energies, now that Venus has finally caught up.  This conjunction is accelerating our progress on what we set out to achieve , 6 months ago, around Venusian ideals. We are now merging it with the masculine, finding the balance needed, completing the last bit of the picture, or having some real passion or desire to integrate these changes.

Beauty Routines, Heath Routines, Creative Routines, Wardrobe Purges, Moving house, Nutrition, adjusting day-to-day routines to add more pleasure etc,  these are all things that Mars is turbo charging with its conjunction with Venus. Evolving  and bringing to the light something that has been wanting to come forward, for most of the year. But there has always felt like there was a part lacking. Now is when things begin to flow and you finally feel a balance or a real progression forwards as motivation hits a higher gear.

One year from now, exactly, on October 4/5th 2018, Venus will enter her next Retrograde cycle in Scorpio. We now have a 1 year window of opportunity to work with the body, health and day-to-day routines before Venus once again goes retrograde where the contemplation will be a lot more psychological and internally focused with Scorpio. Now is about adjusting our routines and becoming more physical. Tweaking the Physical, before the Mind and Spirit become the focus of the next overhaul. ¬†The only catch ? ¬†that you don’t over do it. Once you lose the pleasure of it all and intensity, anger or resentment pop up, you have gone to far. Remember this is about balancing the pleasure and the motivation. They work together not against each other. Where this Venus Mars combo gets off on is the analysis of how you work with merging these energies day to day ! Why ? Because they’re meeting in Virgo.

Enjoy xx

 

Jupiter in Scorpio: Pleasure & Conquests

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There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.

Lord Byron

Jupiter, King of the Gods, the planet we look to when we wish to create more abundance in life is moving signs !  the great benefic moves from Libra to Scorpio on October 11th 2017 for a 12 month transit of Scorpio.

After a year in Libra, the sign of balance, harmony, justice, art and aesthetics ¬†–¬†Jupiter will enter Scorpio – the sign that likes to dig deep into the watery depths of ones psychology, subconscious & shadowside. Accelerating our growth from the 2012 – 2015 era.¬† This journey has the potential to reach the great depths of our psyche, creating the right opportunities for long-term & positive change. Analysing and working towards ditching our long-term negative habits will suddenly become very enticing.

After a year trying to smooth-out relations with people, along with ¬†issues of balance, around the collective and the individual; Jupiter in Libra hasn’t always been an easy ride. Uranus the planet of Surprise and Rebellion opposed this Jupiter Libra from Aries. The sign of the Individual (Aries) challenged this attempted growth of Libran Ideals. ¬†Ideals of balancing the collective wasn’t so easily obtained. ¬†Pluto the planet of Transformation and regeneration (after the death of old ways of being), also squared this Jupiter in Libra from Capricorn.¬†As much as Jupiter in Libra wanted to expand its liberating and collective ideas, to balance out the fiery energy that dominated the year, there were challenged to it.

Jupiter, when it shifts in to Scorpio will be the first shift into a new era.  All this intense unpredictable fire energy that has dominated the past 2 years, will finally cool off.  The planets move into more Earth and Water dominated signs.  Jupiter into Scorpio is the first step towards the cooling off period.  We will see more stability, conservatism and a slower pace of evolution. This shift will have deeper and more lasting effects. The pace will also slow right down. Accelerated growth will be replaced with more planned and considered evaluation and evolution.

Jupiter takes 12 years to go around the Zodiac, Jupiter cycles are seen as being healthy for development, growth, joy, excitement and optimism, The only real issue with Jupiter energy is to make sure you don’t over extend yourself or get to ambitious and over commit. Jupiter loves to say yes to every opportunity !

The last time Jupiter was in Scorpio was late 2005 – 2006. It’s best to look back to this time to see what was expanded, inflated or a source of joy for you at this time to understand what this next Jupiter cycle might entail or what can be built on this time around.

This upcoming transit of ¬†Jupiter in Scorpio will be a nice healing transit for all the muck that was raked and plowed up with Saturn’s transit of Scorpio of October 2012 – December 2014 & Mid 2015. ¬†When Saturn progressed in to Scorpio for 2.5 years, all things to do with Personal development and your inner psychology was under the microscope. Muck was raked around and anything that was not benefiting you or anything past its used by date was deconstructed.

It was a long and slow arduous process of digging deep into the emotional dirt to see what diamonds could be plucked, and anything not required taken away, whether you agreed to it or not. ¬†This Saturn transit was about letting go of things that didn’t work to create better, bigger, stronger foundations to build on.

Now that Jupiter is coming back over this terrain, ¬†it’s a little blessing and a small give back for all the hard work that was done in this 2012 – 2015 era. ¬†Jupiter is the light and the fertiliser to allow the seeds from this time to grow and sprout after having 2 years of incubation, hidden from view.

So what are these Scorpio-esque¬†ideas that I speak of ? ¬†What will Jupiter be allowing its growth and expansion to really hook into ? Scorpio is ruled by Pluto – god of the underworld. The great transformer. Scorpio is the Death card in the Tarot, representing new life after the death or passing of an old life or way of being. Scorpio is the sign that rules Psychology, Complexity, Shadow Work, Therapy especially psychotherapy, Magic & The Esoteric, The Intuition, Emotions, Emotional Complexities, Compassion and Deeper Connections with People at large.¬†It’s about understanding more of your own and other people’s patterns and innate processes. Moving deeper than the superficial. Scorpio is all about deeper levels of Understanding of yourself and others as well as the world around you. ¬†Jupiter is here to expand this and take it to the next level of development. It’s the rewards of all the hard work done a few years back.

To complement this transit, Uranus the Planet of Surprise, Rebellion, Innovation and Revolution will change signs into Taurus in 2018. Taurus an earth sign will give stability to this Jupiter transit in a Water Sign.   Saturn, the planet of Structure and Karma also moves into Capricorn in December 2017 beginning a 2.5 year transit in Capricorn its ruler. Uranus and Saturn moving into Earth signs will be creating a strong structure for this Jupiter transit so it can be deeply submerged  into, safely. As the outer planets move into Earth based signs it creates more support and structure allowing this Jupiter in Scorpio transit to progress without the fiery challenges that were faced with its Libra transit.

Now is the chance to re-activate and find joy within exploring the depths of self discovery and development. Jupiter in Scorpio will bequeath many gifts, in a safe and more structured environment. Never was there a more safe and secure time to really go deep into the esoteric meaning of yourself and the world around you !

enjoy xx

Jupiter in Scorpio through the Signs

 

Scorpio / Scorpio Rising

Scorpio congratulations you have Jupiter the great giver of gifts transiting your 1st house. The house of how people see you ! How you present to the world. This is the beginning of a whole new 12 year cycle ! things are now on the up. Things feel new ! The opportunities are there to be seized. Things just feel good and buoyant ! Now is a great time to do things that help you present better to the world ! Yoga might be a great thing to get into. Its got some great esoteric knowledge and base spirituality that would resonate with you naturally and it also helps with health and fitness ! The only down side of Jupiter going through the 1st house. There is a possibility of putting on weight. Why ? Because you really connect with the pleasure of life, and in doing so eating and drinking too much (a very Jupiterian thing to do) might see you waist line extend !! This year is your year and people will notice it !

Sagittarius  / Sagittarius Rising

Sagittarius, your ruler Jupiter will be transiting your 12 house of your inner self and your subconscious. The 12 house is also associated with your secret self ! It may be weird to have something so personal and so much internal processing for someone who is usually so expressive and extrovert ! However this is the last year of a 12 year cycle that is closing. Saturn the planet of restriction has also been in your sign for 2.5 years, its only a few months away from moving into Capricorn. The upshot is now you’re getting used this heavy restrained Saturn energy, Jupiter in Scorpio will come along to expand your connection to yourself in its deepest and most personal space. It’s a great finale or final prep, before you explode back into the world a year from now, ready, hungry to show the world all your new-found knowledge. The last piece of this puzzle is to do the inner work before a new 12 year cycle begins a year from now. Time to get rid of the habits that really hold you back and let you down. Really work shop that inner psyche of yours and dig deep to find out what jewels you really want to bring to the surface and present to the world next year. The rest can just be let go !!

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising

Capricorn, Jupiter in Scorpio is about to expand your 11th house of groups, communities and your hopes and wishes. Jupiter will bring the spot light to who and how you engage with on a community and group level. Do these people and places really speak to you on the deepest level. Does it all really give you the gifts you really seek ? What dreams, hopes and wishes do you really have for yourself ? Are they status symbols or do they better your higher spiritual self ? As Saturn enters your sign in December 2017, returning home, there will be an analysis of what structures you need to achieve the success and desires you really want. Jupiter in Scorpio is asking are you, are aiming high enough and is this really what you truly desire, if so, are you hanging with the right people. If not, Jupiter in Scorpio will help you find your tribe to make those dreams really possible.

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising

Aquarius has the Jupiter mega rays pointing at your 10th house of Status, Career and Public Recognition. Scorpio in Jupiter will ask you to go a little deeper with your ambition and whether it really serves you. Anything insincere may not take off, but it is a great time to look at the theses topic, what they mean to you and your ambition. Are you striving for Status, Success and Recognition for yourself ? Or is it the vision of another ? There is a very high chance that you will gain the above but your psychology and how and what happens when you do achieve these things, this is where the Scorpio-sonic rays may penetrate the most.

Pisces / Pisces Rising 

Pisces will be very comfortable with Jupiter in Scorpio ! It’s familiar with the deep emotional seeking that might come with it. The 9th House looks at higher eduction, and philosophical searching and seeking, travel is also associated with the 9th House. Jupiter in Scorpio will be an amazing time for any of the following activities for Pisces¬†who gel with the Scorpio vibe, once they gets past the commitment issues. Any kind of teaching, or learning, any kind of travel which involves connecting with a foreign culture and understanding it more intimately than a 2 week stay at a beach resort is what this transit offers. The 9th house is the natural home for Jupiter so it won’t take much for the sparks to fly and connect. The real question is are you ready to commit to buying the ticket and taking the ride ! If so the rewards could potentially change the way you see the world.

Aries / Aries Rising

Aries this year transit of Scorpio in its house of its rulership the 8th house, is a real double whammy of connecting with the Scorpio vibe. Aries, the leaders of the individual and independent, will have a great opportunity to connect with others in a very deep emotional and connective setting. Something that doesn’t necessarily jump out to Aries, there is a real opportunity to create deep and lasting bonds. The 8th house also relates to other people’s money. Money that you don’t earn, but money that is from a 3rd party/source that you can be connected to. Tax, Inheritance, loans etc. It is possible you will be able to access or you get some additional money out of the blue from some of the above areas. An assessment of how you engage with money and the world is also a great area for thought and looking at any dependencies around this. Overall its a brilliant time to go deep with how you merge with others in the most intimate settings ! Money may also be a background theme. The magic will be in the discovery.

Taurus / Taurus Rising 

Taurus with Jupiter in Scorpio hitting your 7th house of relationships, in your opposite sign of Scorpio, you will be pushed to really go deep, into HOW you engage with your relationships. Your interactions with people will need to push past the superficial contacts that you thought would do. You will be asked to look at things that you naturally might be more resistant to, as it opposes your nature. Things that you thought might do will might not cut it and you begin to sense it. Your growth in this area will be invaluable as you seek a deeper purpose for who your friends and what your key relationships are worth and built on. The psychological analysis of what you want from people and what they want from you becomes your new hobby and you take on some attributes of your opposing sign. This will alter your ego as this Jupiter in Scorpio transit will at some stage oppose your Sun. Think of it as strengthening or water slowly carving and moulding things that you have always been very firm on. Making a more agile and attractive shape.

Gemini / Gemini Rising

Gemini, your day-to-day rituals and your work and daily life routines will be asking for more magic. ¬†Your day-to-day routines, will be pushing you to seek magic and connections in a way that you previously never really seeked¬†or thought was necessary. It’s a great time to add a bit more of a ritualist aspect to your day to day life. It will become obvious something is missing from your day. What this is will be your souls mission to seek out. Whatever it is, it might not be light and fluffy. Deep stimulation and a psychological connection to something deep and meditative may come out of nowhere. It could be gym time, it could be guided mediation time, either way whatever it is, it will add deep value to your day to day life. ¬†You will be¬†adding something that really nurtures you on a spiritual level.

Cancer / Cancer Rising 

Cancer, your 5th house of creativity will be the focus of this transit. how you express yourself creatively will be tied to your emotional and psychological wellbeing. You know how to go deep, you are intuitive and you are emotive. You are a Cancer a cardinal water sign, the leader of the water signs. Creativity and how you express yourself creatively and what you truly love will be the focus of  psychological analysis. You will begin to   mine for diamonds, amongst all the emo sludge. Something that you may have a little of bit of fear around might be the golden tickets. Bringing this Diamond to the surface and adding it into your creative life is what this transit will call for.  Children and working with Children might also bring you great joy and expansion.

Leo / Leo Rising

Jupiter will transit your 4th house of home, family, roots, ancestors and physical housing. ¬† Potentially a great time to buy a house (if you’re not overextending yourself financially) or your time spent at home will give a lot of pleasure to you on this journey inwards. Connections to your physical family or your ancestors are a wealth of knowledge and support, you may end up connecting with them in ways you have never done before. It’s an amazing time for getting into house witchery ! Fung Shui’ing the hell out of your house or using any kind of magical ways to connect with your physical home space work really well !! Denise Linn has a few good books about this if you wanted to explore more, or the book of Hygge if you prefer something lighter.

Virgo / Virgo Rising

Jupiter in Scorpio hits your 3rd house of communication / publishing and siblings. How you communicate to yourself and the people around you is really the focus of this transit. You may end up coming across on a much deeper level than before. Any publishing or internet communications may get picked up by people or what you are putting out there really connects with people on a very deep level. Your words resonate ! Your connections with your siblings if you have them may deepen. The only thing you need to be aware of is that you don’t come across to sharp or sting too much ! Scorpio has a well renowned tail that can bite, especially with its communication.

Libra / Libra Rising

Libra’s experience of this Jupiter transit as it moves into its 2nd house of Finances and Self Worth, will be rewarding. Yes you may find an upswing in work or your finances that flows in quite easily. To really get the most of this transit, it’s about developing your self-worth.¬†Plucking out all the dead daisies that don’t represent who you really are, or the things that don’t serve your high self. What does this mean ? Developing your self-worth, getting rid of the dead wood through therapy (any kind that resonates with you, even if it feels a bit woo at first !) Yes your income may have some good little upswing but the real magic of this transit for you and going deep into the murky depths of your subconscious and your psychology to really pluck out those gems that make your self worth sky-rocket. The rest can go ! It is then you find the real value of yourself and your worth !

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June Astrological Highlights

Screen Shot 2017-05-31 at 6.03.51 PM“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ‚ÄĒ John Steinbeck

The Astrological Highlights of June start off beautifully with Venus and Mercury going into their ruling sign’s. Finally giving them the chance to reinstate their full power and drive, after being stuck in the Retrograde cycle for most of the year.

Venus on June 7th makes her ingress into Taurus a sign of her rulership, after being Retrograde since late February. In her retrograde cycle she was challenged at a number of points by both Saturn (karma and reality checks) as well as being in the sign of Aries. A fire sign which gets quite heated for an earth and air loving Venus. ¬†Venus’s ingress into Taurus allows Venus to breath and make good on all her plans and lessons that have been fighting to get air time since late February. ¬†Venus, being stuck in this loop has seen lots of things being thrown around but not much traction for getting Venus things done ! ¬†Venusian pleasure will finally take centre stage and the pleasure of being able to do it will be twofold ! June 7th would be a lovely time to take a moment and celebrate it.

On the same day – Mercury who has also been stuck in the retrograde pattern this time in Taurus/Aries, makes its way into Gemini, the sign of its rulership. It to, like Venus has been stuck in a strange time warp, in a sign that it doesn’t really get along with. Mercury the trickster when Retrograde tends to play its tricks in the style of the sign its retrograde in. The Retrograde it has just come out of had the double doozy of being conjunct Uranus. The planet of the unexpected, change and revolutionary ideas. It can be Genius but it can also be chaotic. With Mercury’s ingress into Gemini – like Venus it gets to finally get some traction in a sign that shows off its, strengths, ideas, communication and technology; ¬†finally moving forward, in a progressive way. Strong ¬†foundations have been made after the Retrograde strengthening.

So with 2 of the most important personal and internal planets finally at their best positions all year, ¬†3 days later Jupiter, the great giver of gifts and expansion also moves direct from its Retrograde in Libra. (Yes that’s how may planets have been retrograde over the past 2 months !). Jupiter finally goes direct conjunct or next to the Full Moon in Sagittarius, its ruler (party emoji). ¬†Emotional cleansing of the Full Moon & ¬†expansion, rebalancing and artistic growth with Jupiter Direct, The lessons learnt from the last 5 months, this is a nice reward. Jupiter likes to expand and make things bigger. Libra is all about justice, balancing the individual and the collective on artistic and egalitarian realms. It strives for a balance to all things both politically and artistically. ¬†There might be a feeling of new equilibrium as Jupiter enters its last third of its transit of Libra. Make the most of this before the balance of expansion and ideas moves into a heavier and more underworld or internal sphere, with its entry into Scorpio in October this year.

Mars enters Cancer on June 5th. Yes that is 4 planets changing signs within a week. Brings down the tone a little bit. With all the energy shifts happening across a week, Mars’s entry into Cancer sees a bit of a slow down around all the other energies who are working in their optimal spaces. Mars – your power source as well as your ability to assert yourself isn’t so comfortable in Cancer. Cancer is Cardinal Water or the General of the Water signs, Mars a Fire energy, it ain’t so happy in Water. What Mars in Cancer does do is bring down the Mars fire and energy to bring it inward. There will be more focus on emotions and emotional wellbeing. A positive use of this energy is to work through any emotional blocks for feelings that you might have. Therapy would be really good to do right now if you feel it would help advance you. The negative side to this energy would be to be malicious or emotional manipulative to other around you. Being to needy or even having a few drinks before the emo beast arises and is unleashed. Mars in Cancer needs to be contained and to be aware of, as an energy before you decide to unleash any emo stuff onto other people. Always ask – where is this coming from. Is this the best way and time to express it. Mars in Cancer is intuition and emotions turbo charges – Especially around the solstice ! when things may feel other worldly. But it might not always come out as articulately as you think, as Mars and Cancer aren’t comfortable in each others spheres naturally.

Full Moon on 9th June in Sagittarius¬†will be a stonker of a Full Moon. Conjunct or next to Jupiter its ruler going direct. Full Moons LOVE something to Bounce off and when its next to its ruler going direct, June 9th will be one hell of a night. The breath of fresh air from Venus and Mercury’s entry into Taurus and Gemini will really bounce off this Full Moon and it will be the break in the energy we have been waiting for, for months ! IF there is a Full Moon to celebrate this year, this would be it.

The Sun entering Cancer on June 21st signifies the Winters Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. With the New Moon occurring 24th / 25th of June trine Venus in Taurus, The Solstice will have a nice Venus influence emotionally connecting us to Venus / Solstice type things. Nurture,Food, Land, Nature, Relations with others and Health. The Solstices are naturally turbo charged with a thinning of the veils between the worlds. It’s also great natural re-set button. With June’s positive and strong beginning the Solstices will be a nice time to reset and look back on all the hard work done in the first 6 months of the year.

Post Solstice – Mars our inner warrior must get bored with all this wonderful resetting and re-evaluation and applies some action towards the end of the month.

As the month closes Mars’s gets up to its old tricks and starts to want to break out of the relaxed jovial setting. In the last week of June, It opposes Pluto and Squares Jupiter. Mars is an aggressor and accelerant, a get up and doer. When it opposes Pluto in Capricorn its emotional and intuitive slant in Cancer begins to awaken a beast in Capricorn the sign of Governance, Status and Power. There could be some internal or external power issues between power and your emotions. Or it could be a reassessment of what you think of as a status tool, ¬†is it really emotionally serving you.

Mars squaring off to Jupiter might add some heat to this balancing act that Jupiter has just been able to stretch its legs on. The aggressive emotional assessment of what Jupiter has in play to keep everyone at bay, may come into question or is challenge. Perhaps from a personal perspective once again an emotional/intuitive assessment of what is Jupiter proposes internally or externally may come under the microscope, Head vs Intuition kinds of testings.

Overall June sees a releasing of lots of withheld energy and pressure, with things beginning to come around again.  The pleasure and ease we think things should be, begins to return.  The Solstice and Moons this month are particularly healthy and positive, feeding some great energy into this resetting time. As the month closes Mars may come in and throw a little tanty at the party. But hey where would be with out some Martial interference. Its nothing compared to what we have just been through for the past 6 months, right !

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Mars Conjunct Pluto – The Transmutation

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There’s no map to human behaviour.

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This week is Mars Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn – creating the great transmutation. Every 2 years Mars the Warrior meets Pluto the God of the Underworld, to excellerate¬†the evolutionary process. Mars is the accelerant¬†to Pluto’s transformative powers as they join in Capricorn a sign that Mars relishes. Mars is super souped up after spending most of the year in Scorpio and Sagittarius due to an almighty retrograde.

Mars is the old ruler of Scorpio, with Pluto being its newer ruler. These two know each other and this Mars is super hot and turbo charged after being held up, delayed, frustrated yet reflective and self analysing in Scorpio. Its focus was¬†the inner sub conscious, psychology, depth, the shadow and other people’s money, debt and loans. It then got fired up with Sagittarian things such as philosophy, travel, adventure and culture. Now it is in Capricorn where it’s thinking logistics, building, status and power, money and government. All these things blending together in this newly formed flame. When it meets Pluto this week it is firing up things that can transform you. Resurrect¬†you.

Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn is an energetic release of energy that is really propelling you to take the bull by the horns and come out of the chrysalis. Things may happen suddenly and abruptly or they could be you deciding to step it up and speed up any transformation or change that you have been toying with for a while. The catch is that it might be in your sub conscious and not fully conscious. Because it is Pluto there will be fear attached. But Mars is here to burn off the fear and pull you out from a new birthing. This doesn’t have to be negative, it all depends where you are at.

Mars during its retrograde made a strong conjunction to Saturn, Capricorn’s is ruler in the past 3 months, making this a 3 way triple hit of rulers and signs blending and working with each other over a very small time period and it’s game on.

This Mars and Pluto conjunction will affect on a micro and macro level, with things also playing out on the world stage.  Jupiter coming in from Libra will also give a sub flow of an exaggerating need of balance of the individual and the group as well as justice.

The next few weeks will be interesting and a really good time to harness this energy at play and really work with it rather than against the process. How this unfolds for you as an individual and where it may play out will depend on your chart but this is a wonderful landscape for new beginnings and allowing the shadow side to be observed and welcomed to the whole. Bringing the shadow out of its shadow.

Peace xx