Mercury Direct in Cancer -The Kick Inside

 

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📸 Bjork by Mert Alas 
Within 24 hours after the Leo New Moon, Mercury Station’s direct, from the watery shadows of Cancer, opposed by an even more shadowy Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury has been delayed, obstructed and downright frustrated, creating an energetic atmosphere akin to sitting in a dark swap land, waiting for the bus to arrive, to take you far away from the drudgery, only to find out the bus route was on a slower timetable AND the Bus has broken down. Turns out, you got nothing but time to lament.
 
Movements & La Communication were stalled, redirected, non-existent and frustrating. This time around the messages seemed more intense and damn right confronting. With no real traction and generating no solid resolutions, since the beginning of July, possibly even late June. Set amongst the Eclipse mash ups in Cancer and Capricorn, it was an especially gnarly example of a Mercury Retrograde. Frustrating, complicated and fraught with emotions and expectations. Dwelling, detouring and following these Mercurial Bends and Twists, was the only clear option, whilst trying not to lose your shit.
 
This is changing August 2nd when Mercury stands still to begin its direct motion, clearing its original Station point on August 15th. The dwelling and la communication dis-illusion will be but a memory. The week following this, Mercury will trine Jupiter, its first positive aspect since its post retrograde phase. Creating clearer vision of what this whole Retrograde drudgery was about.
 
Currently, your striking your last match in a wet cave underground; you’re using all your will to ignite, watching the flame struggle for oxygen, after beating the damp flint at its own game, not knowing which way it is going to go, Ignites ! Finally there is a light to begin your navigation out of this underground cave, as Mercury begins to make its way to the light of August & Leo Season 🦁💥♌️🌈
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Leo New Moon: Inflammāre

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📸Jamon Jamon 🎞👌❤️ 

The Leo New Moon on August 1st @ 1312 (ASET) is our official slamming shut of the Eclipse window which has occupied June & July’s 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. 🍳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’s 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 – 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 ! ♌️🌚❤️👌🚗🦁🐣🙌🏽 🌈⚡️www.thebrujamix.com ⚡️

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Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn – Relating to Relations

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Photo : Emma Summerton

 

The Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn tomorrow is conjoined Saturn, our keeper of lessons, the master of restriction and it will oppose Venus; the bringer of joy and cohesive Relationships, in Cancer. This eclipse on the South Node is allowing the release of old ideas around relationships, while opening a space for new formations, as the South Node has a purging effect on the planets its aspects.

Saturn conjoined the South Node, means these may be long standing patterns that are plum ripe to be let go of.  Self – limiting mindsets around relationships, have a helping hand in being let go of, as this Cancer / Capricorn Axis is activated fully for the first time in this eclipse series.  Eclipses ARE the gateways of change.

Cancer and Capricorn speaks to the see-sawing around nourishment, person comforts, protection and space VS the need to exert oneself into the world, in an attempt to be seen with a long list accomplishment, no matter what the barriers.  Cancer doesn’t always feel comfortable in propelling its self into the world to be exposed and vulnerable,  whereas Capricorn isn’t always able to see that looking after one’s self or the care of those they hold the nearest and dearest; can be of more value than Status, Power or Money it chases. This is the sea-saw motion being navigated by tomorrow eclipse, with Venus and Saturn being drawn into the mix allowing for a purging of Old Value Systems around Relationships and Power, between yourself and the environments you seek to climb. Some very old stories might be dredged up at this Eclipse. It’s time to restore the balance if it has become uneven, or to let go of the stuff that is blocking the path forward. Where do you need to open yourself up more?

Venus isn’t having the best time opposing the South Node, Pluto and Saturn.  However, post eclipse, allows for a fire purging of Venus, burning off the residual of all that is trying to constrain her momentum forward.  This Post Eclipse burn off, when Venus is meeting the Sun then opposing Pluto, is a road she must travel to revitalise and purge allowing her to make the most of the new cycle, which awaits. Saturn which always limits and controls, will be asked by the Moon & The South Node, to delved deep into emotional waters, to separate and strip what is not needed in this new phase and what has been out grown and superfluous.  The South Node/Saturn conjunction last longer than the actual eclipse. But tomorrows eclipse speeds up the urgency and blocks out the light to allow the purging and releasing to take place,  as we make our way to an exciting and contrasting Leo Season ❤️💫🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕💥www.thebrujamix.com

Full Moon in Sagittarius – Moving from Water to Fire & Ice

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♐️🌝⚡️The Full Moon In Sagittarius, occurs on Monday 17th of June AEST. The Full Moon will make a tight aspect to Jupiter, generally creates a pleasant and upbeat experience. This Full Moon is a wonderful respite from the Emotive swirl of the current Grand Water Trine, created by the current Moon in Scorpio, Mars/Mercury/NN in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces.

The Sadge Full Moon dry’s out any emotional residue left from the Scorpio Moon, Creating Optimism, Big Picture Visionscapes, Enjoyment and Buoyancy …Jupiter will add conviction to these ideas, before the Moon Shifts Into Capricorn on June 18th, activating “doom cluster” on the Cancer Capricorn axis. Which will raise questions around what needs to be let go of (as the moon begins to wane) to create the visions and ideals of the Moons peak Fullness.

Enjoy the Reprieve of The Moon in Sadge & Jupiter – its going to be a wonderful shift from all this Water energy dominating the current landscape. The Full Moon in Sadge will be a great day for rituals around Gains, Expansion and Creating Big Picture Plans, around the more difficult terrain that sits either side of it ! Enjoy the Transition from Water to Fire and Ice ❤️⭐️🌞🌝♐️🔥 #thebrujamix #astroweather #fullmooninsagittarius #moonconjunctjupiter #2019astrology #fireandice

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°

Lunar Eclipse: 17 July in Capricorn 07:38 AEST @ 24°

Mars in Cancer: 17 May – 2nd July (Challenging aspects from 11 June onwards)

Mercury Retrograde: 8th of July (S RX) – 1st 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 17thbut 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.

xx

 

 

Uranus in Taurus: Unexpected Awakenings

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Uranus in Taurus :  6 March 2019 – 26 April 2026

Within 24 hours of The New Moon & Mercury Retrograde, in Pisces, Uranus makes its  ingress into Taurus on March 6, augmenting the final outer planet shift, establishing the dominant earth vibe which is traveling with us till the mid 2020’s.

Uranus, the great awakener moving into the fixed earth of Taurus, is a volatile meeting of two energies from opposite sides of the spectrum. Uranus, a mover and shaker whose main objective is to destabilise, in order to innovate. Taurus is a slow mover and lacks a desire to change. During this transit, Taurus will be required to move from its sometimes, entrenched space into something more flexible and innovative. Taurus is the most fixed of the 3 fixed signs, is about to be awoken from its slumber.

Like all outer planet transits, Uranus in Taurus will be affecting people on both a macro and micro scale, with the changes that develop over the next 7 years, revolutionising both our lives and society. The last time Uranus was in Taurus we saw, The Great Depression (changes in money value and food scarcity), The rise and outbreak of World War 2 (fixed values and ideas, creating destabilizing politics and world conflict, created by extremist values), Women joining the work force due to the War ( revolutionizing the work environment forever) and the changing of food and food staples (due to war and technological advances), which began the mechanize food production. i.e. the chocolate cookie being invented during the last transit.

The past reflects, Uranus in Taurus being a cycle of large financial change in domestic and globally money trades. The current over valuation of the housing market and luxury items are an obvious place to look to, for this upcoming cycle. The evidence of this financial correction has been speculated, with the effects already being felt as we move towards the actual ingress. This is just the beginning of the corrections of housing values.  Climate change (Taurus being an earth sign) also will have its hand in influencing this correction. Erosion for coastal property, flooding and fires, with the problem of what happens when your property becomes uninsurable against natural disaster. How does that affect most people’s greatest asset.

On the eve of the ingress we are currently experiencing Brexit, overspendature on a personal and government levels in many western economies, an over dependance on single economies ie: China, Trade Wars and a pretty damning royal commission into the Banking Industry in Australia. We are tittering on the brink, with Uranus in Taurus being part of the catalysis of change.

We are already seeing signs pin pointing to the revolutionizing of money and how we use it. Governments and Corporations are focused on cashless societies, where money is physically no longer carried, but simply numbers on a phone or screen. Never in human history have we lived without a physical money source for barter and exchange. Large cash deposits/withdraws are being scrutinized more, clamping down on cash business trade. The antithesis of this is also being concurrently explored. Bit Coin and other crypto currencies, being created and developed expanding the tools and trade, creating a new value system which allows autonomy from government and banks. These are all reflective of our changing relationship with money in the most physical sense.  How we earn money through work is also rapidly changing. With the concept of having a job for life, now just a memory of a bygone era.

Beauty and Value, attributes of the Venus Rulership of Taurus, are two obvious areas to explore for Uranian revolutions.  The unprecedented rise in selfie culture is a Uranus in Aries manifestation of the “Me” of Aries. The over indulgence and over stimulation of posting vacuous selfie images, is seeing more people seeking to switch off from social media accounts, or at least being more discerning, over what they view and engage with. The overuse of app filters is now seeing the introduction of body dysmorphia created by filters on social media apps. Creating a psychological and physical impact on our body and beauty standards. This increase in demand is fuelling the cosmetic surgery industry to service new demands for people wanting to look more like their Instagram filter self.

The tide is shifting with this social media impact as we enter Uranus in Taurus, and we are begin to see rebellion. The damage such cosmetic products have on our bodies, will be revealed more during this transit, as these treatments are historically untested and our bodies. After all, smoking was a healthy and safe with no impact on the body, once upon a time, wasn’t it ! As we move into this new cycle young people are switching off social media, for a natural and less ‘targeted’ interaction with people and information, as well as having a closer connection to their environments. This is phase is just beginning. It will be interesting to see where our Instagram influencers are at in 7 years’ time, and what the ACTUAL impact of Botox and plastic surgery has on young bodies.

Food, is also a Taurus theme already turning its hand to innovation and pioneering change. Veganism, and alternative food sourcing are increasing due to over population, climate change and food ethics (values), these influences, along side our more sedentary lifestyle is making us “have” to change the way we eat. Mother earth can no longer provide for us, as our populations spirals out of control.

As we enter Uranus in Taurus, we are seeing new directions for food production and consumption. Lab grown or plant-based meats are being researched and developed. With the look and taste of meat, but with-out the need to factory farm or kill animals. Imagine if Uranus in Taurus stopped us killing bulls for food !

3D printing has been suggested as a potential area of food development, with short falls of food in situations of famine or crop failures. Veganism and Vegetarianism has never been so popular, with expectations that demand will keep rising for it. I would expect large changes in the way we farm and source our food over the next 7 years.  We are just entering this cycle, it will be interesting to look back in 7 year’s time to see how much our food source have changed and developed. Food is well on its way to being revolutionized, with some real progress expected as we enter this new Uranian cycle.

Astrology is the study of cycles, and with Uranus in Taurus we are witnessing a birthing of a new era around, food, money, wealth and beauty. History has shown us how potent,   the Uranus in Taurus transits can be. To get a head start, the best strategy is to be open for change, in the above and below areas of life. Minimizing and clearing as much debt as possible is also essential for this new earth era.  Also look to last years preview when Uranus went into Taurus – 16 May – Nov 2018 to see what and  where you will see Uranus’s seeds of innovation crack open for the next 7 years, creating more freedom and choice (Uranus) to health, finances and personal values (Taurus).

Uranus in Taurus – Through the Signs

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.57.17 pmTaurus, Uranus in your sign will see these mini revolutions occur in the way you present and show up in the world. There is much room for upgrading over the next 7 years, try to make the most of it by being open to change when the opportunity presents itself. Any resistance can lead to lessons or upgrades occurring in a harder fashion. Every facet of your being is evolving, by 2026 – the world will be presented with a more streamlined and progressive you.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.57.29 pmGemini, the revolt will be occurring in your most inner and private sanctum. You will be re-evaluating your worth from a subconscious level, with most of these upgrades occurring from a more hidden or secret realms of your life. Issues to do with worth, investment and value will be changing at the inner most place of your psyche. This is setting you up for when Uranus shifts into Gemini in 2026. Setting you up for quite the entrance. Anything that eats into your psychological space, will be freed and liberated over the next 7 years. The catch is, these are generally things you don’t want to look at.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.57.37 pmCancer, innovation and change will be occurring around communities and groups you involve yourself in. How you engage with them, their importance in your life and the shift of who these people are and how they value you, is where this electric energy will be directed. There could be a shift in your placement within your groupings and associations. With the end game being that you are getting the values and validation you deserve, you also learn the value of who deserve it. No more nurturing the wrong apple trees. Remember other people or groups don’t set your worth, you do.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.57.49 pmLeo, your Career, Status and Authority is looking to be radically shook up. This isn’t the end of the world, dooms day forecasting. This is you making structural changes that allow you to be of greater service, in exchange for more freedom and liberation in the Career realms. You are able to innovate your way for greater acclaim and value allowing you to be more effective in letting your passions and creativity shine. It might feel strange at first, but this is all about you getting greater autonomy over you life.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.07 pmVirgo’s love to really pull apart a subject and get to know the details and contents well. This transit will be occurring in your travel and higher learning sectors. The paths or how you get to the topic of learning might be erratic and surprising, but there is greater learnings and lessons around the synchronicity or spontaneous way that opportunities to explore such subjects will be discovered and explored. A little more adaptable than your earth cousin Taurus, you might not naturally be inclined to be so spontaneous, but your adaptability and fluid nature means you will naturally find your feet in this new “earth” terrain. Say yes to travel and study, to help broaden your scope.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.13 pmLibra, Uranus in Taurus, will be creating a bit of volatility and change around your relationships with other people’s money, or money that is not yours. i.e.: Taxes, Loans, Debts, inheritance. Be mindful of this as you step into this new earth era. Ideas  to gain such money, might not be as straight forward to action as initially thought, or there might be more unexpected requirements. Old access to external money sources may disappear. This is all tied to the bigger cycles that are occurring in the world around you. Don’t fret, this is about improving and eventual freedom and liberation from old debts. But from the introduction of this transit, other peoples money should be seen as being in flux, this includes your partners money. Debt reduction is essential.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.23 pmScorpio, your relationships with other people, both work and personal, will be activated during this 7 years transit in your opposing sign. Do you value them ? Do they value you ? What role do you play in all this upheavel ? There is a change in the exchange of your relationships, which might feel erratic or surprisingly different. This is all about sorting the snakes from the woodpile, as well as looking at your influence within this dynamic. If the earth does shift around your nearest and dearest, its fundamental role is to create an environment in which your relationships become of greater value to both sides. Don’t look away, if ignored, it will just keep presenting in different and more confrontational ways.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.29 pmSagittarius, the Body, Health and Day to Day routines is where you will be seeing mini revolutions occurring in your life. What you eat, how you exercise, if you exercise and maximizing your day will be how this Uranian energy will be reflected in your daily life. Remember, there isn’t a choice in this, so any changes to the above will help you in the long run. Health is the New Wealth, use it or lose it.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.38 pmCapricorn’s will see changes in and around their creative life, with the end game being things you truly love and inspire being brought forward and centre stage into your life. There can be many excuses as to why creative activities or creating a life you truly love, has been put to the side, to be worked on ‘later’.  Life is short – Uranus in Taurus is all about shaking solid ground. The focus will be on,  being pro active in bringing things you truly love and creativity centre stage. Do this  before events conspire forcing you to see; why doing what you love and valuing creativity is the ONLY way, to truly live an inspired life. Capricorn’s don’t have to be all business, and its a fallacy that they are all workaholics. Uranus in Taurus has come along to prove it, bringing it to the forefront.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.47 pmAquarius , your life will see some shake ups around your home environments, housing and real estate as well as potentially your literal ancestry. Uranus shaking earth, can create some deep tremors. Be sure of the ground you physically live on, don’t over extend to get your dream home. Remembering to live within your means IS a liberating experience. Reducing as much household debt is a must. Your never shy to think outside the box, remember, the energy you are working with is more conservative, and volatile. Valuing your family and their input into where they have gotten you to thus far, is also a side effect of this transit, creating greater freedom, to step forwards on your own journey.

screen-shot-2019-03-01-at-2.58.54-pmPisces,  the next 7 years sees mini revolutions sparked around your communications and methods of information management. Uranus in Taurus may require you to have more grounded and separating techniques to operate from. There maybe more of a need to assess and value the separation of feelings, thought and words. Looking at it in another way, anyone who was wishing to creatively communicate for work or pleasure, might find the internet, self publishing and new avenues of communication via technology an area of freedom and liberation. Allowing Pisces to create new visions to share with the world.  Either way your communication is what is being evolved and innovated over the next 7 years. Relationships with siblings is also changing.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 3.12.48 pmAries,  Uranus in Taurus will see you looking to update and revolutionise your money and How its earnt. Valuing your time, money, income will see you re-assess and look to new methods for income. Self Value comes into the mix, after having 8 years of Uranus in your sign, you know what its like to have your identity and perceptions of how you want to be in this world shift and change unexpectedly. Remember how you value yourself and how you generate your income, are linked.  Over the next 7 years, circumstances may feel like they are conspiring,  but they are allowing you to get onto another track, the things that might throw you, is that things that you always expected to be a given are no longer so. Reducing debt is essental.

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Monthly Horoscopes : March 2019

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New Moon Pisces: 7 March @ 03:04am AEST

Full Moon Libra: 21 March @ 12:43pm AEST

Uranus into Taurus: 7 March until 2026

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces: 5 March – 28 March

screen-shot-2019-03-01-at-2.58.54-pm Pisces : March 7th sees a New Moon in Pisces as the Sun conjoins Neptune, creating the opportunity to set new goals and visions for the next 6 and 12 months. Mercury’s Retrograde could trigger some genius, creative or artistic endeavours. Mercury meeting Neptune, is a three-act play dominating the month. Be guided by the increased strength of your Intuition, and let things play out before deciding on any outcome. Chiron, leaving Pisces after 8 years, adds to the feeling of catharsis this month.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 3.12.48 pmAries : Uranus has been a disruptive, yet liberating influence in your life since 2011. Its shift into Taurus on 7th of March, releases that unpredictable under- current.  Its immediate replacement Chiron looks deeper into the cracks created by Uranus. Presenting an opportunity to tend and nourish the areas of life that Uranus’ volatility disrupted. Uranus was the shaker and liberator, Chiron is the healing ointment.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.57.17 pmTaurus: Uranus is moving into Taurus, after 84 years. Taurus and Uranus aren’t the most comfortable bedfellows. Uranus creates opportunities; to modify, update & liberate. Giving freedom to outdated modes and systems around things you truly value. March is the introduction. The Mercury Retrograde is highlighting either a deeper connection to friendships or social groups OR dishonesty. Its either or, no in-between.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.57.29 pmGemini : Mercury Retrograde this month, will be quite the weirding, stirring up possible questions or miss-understandings around your Ambitions or Career. Understand this is a phase, where a lack of clarity around the big picture is emphasised. Play to your strengths of mercurial problem solving as situations arise. Gemini is one of the few signs who can work well in this framework. Mercury connecting with Neptune possible side effect: Inspiration and Creativity runs thick and fast this month.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.57.37 pmCancer: It’s time to regroup and re-evaluate. The new eclipse cycle in Cancer offers you evolution at warp speed in July. March is prep and rest time for then.  Nothing is out of reach, those born 15 – 19thof July, the opportunity or realisation will be upon you in March. Intuition is also strong, thanks to the Mercury Retrograde. Traveling? Surprises or changes along the way are part of the March tapestry. Work WITH it, no matter how frustrating.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.57.49 pmLeo: March allows you to step forward with new found wisdom, strength and assuredness, after 18 months of eclipses. Mercury Retrograde indicates, now is not the time to start any debt or investments involving others and or their resources. Caution is to be advised. If something pops up and seems too good to be true, it might well be. Wait for the dust to settle from Uranus’s shift and Mercury direct. If you can’t avoid delaying acts already in progress, the remedy is to fine toothcomb everything, more than once. 

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.07 pmVirgo : Working with Mercury Retrograde can be frustrating. Use your natural skills of analysis and discernment as Partnership, Public and Private are in flux this month, thanks to the retrograde. Triple check details, written and verbal. If Slippery people arise, involve extreme caution, more is revealed as the month progresses.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.13 pmLibra : March presents the opportunity to bring back creative expression to your daily routines. Explore activities that communicate joy and good aesthetics, it helps distract from the lost emails or lack of clarity at Work this month. Full Moon in Libra on March 21st is your personal Six Month Audit. Celebrate the achievements, weed what has become outdated. 

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.23 pmScorpio: Scorpio’s don’t have an aversion to change, they just prefer it to be on their terms. The introduction of Uranus into the landscape alters methods & timings. Like Taurus; your entering a new 8-year cycle. The gains far out-weigh the perceived losses. Be ready. Any Love interests who spring up in March are not straight-forward. Thanks to Mercury Retrograde your intuition is strong, use it.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.29 pmSagittarius: Mercury Retrograde, connects with your Ruler Jupiter and Neptune. The Conversation is about the expansion or optimism of Self and how it works along-side the setting of Home, Housing, Ancestors, or Family.  Mercury retrograde is the bridge between the two. Processing now, action later.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.38 pmCapricorn: In March, Mars slows down bringing things to a more manageable pace. This helps make Capricorn’s active, productive, agile and on game. Wait till April for any kind of emotional investment, in new people. Illusions will be strong, which is good for creative fields, not so much for rushing into alliance or long lasting relationships, outside of this. Let people reveal themselves first.

Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 2.58.47 pmAquarius : 2ndMarch, Venus enters Aquarius for a month. After 18 months of non- stop Eclipse action, Venus reminds you to connect with things that encourage nourishment and relaxation. March is the perfect opportunity to for a retreat. The only catch. Mercury retrograde in your Money sector means don’t be delusional on financial cost of these luxuries. Simple is just as effective. 

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 – 3 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 – Your 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 – Relations 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’s 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 ‘feeling’ 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’ ‘little earthquakes’ 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’s 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 “your stuff”. 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 – How we present to the World, Our Being and Physical Vitality.

Taurus – The Subconscious and hidden areas of life.

Gemini – Community and Friendship Groups.

Cancer – Status, Career or Where we are recognized.

Leo – Higher Learning and International experiences with travel.

Virgo – Recourses and Possessions.

Libra – Relationships both Personal and Public.

Scorpio – Your every day routines.

Sagittarius  – Creativity, Children and Joy.

Capricorn – Home, Family & Ancestors.

Aquarius – Methods of Communicating and Media.

Pisces – Earned Income & Money, Self Nurture & Value.

Mars Retrograde in Aquarius – The Revolution will not be Televised

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“The Revolution WILL Put you in the Drivers Seat
The Revolution will not be Televised 
WILL NOT BE TELEVISED, Will not be Televised. 
The Revolution will be No Re Run Brothers
The Revolution will be Live !”
– Gil Scott Heron

27th of June 2018, Mars the planet of power, drive, assertion and strength will be going Retrograde in Aquarius the sign which focuses on the collective group (Society and Collectives), innovation and ingenuity.  The force will be strong with this one, as Mars retrogrades least in Aquarius. The rarity of this retrograde reflecting its potency.

The last time Mars went retrograde in Aquarius was 1971, the time before that 1939. Mars Retrogrades LEAST in Aquarius and if your under the age of 45, you have never experienced this energetic shape – shifting before. This is a new energy to help you innovate and create new tools to operate with. New methods that can streamline and accelerate your progress around Anger, Rage and Frustration being some obvious themes. Aquarius provides the ability to investigate how to do it in cool detachment is the first gift of this transit.

Currently Mars is well and truly in the shadow of this retrograde, meaning it is already slowing  down to begin its retrograde phase, 15 days out. It will shift only a degree before it turns retrograde, in 15 days. Meaning for a fast, quick pace action packed planet like Mars, you maybe feeling the beginnings of its frustration in the slow down and/or sensing areas for realignment and changes.

Mars will retrograde at 9 degrees of Aquarius, back to 28 degrees of Capricorn, the exact degree of Mars’ exultation (its most powerful degree). Mars will station direct at this degree, but won’t move out of its Retrograde shadow until October 11th; When Venus begins her Retrograde.  This means Mars will be in Aquarius from Mid May until Mid October, which is a long time for Mars to be pulsing its rays in the Aquarius area of your Chart. By the time this Retrograde cycle has ended Mars will have been in Saturn based Signs for 7 months. That is a lot of activity and energy to be thrown at saturnine signs who feed off hard work with no shortcuts.

Another auspicious signifier that this retrograde will be unusually strong, is the fact that Mars first entered Aquarius within hours of Uranus (Aquarius’s Modern Ruler) going into Taurus. Aquarius and Taurus are signs that square each other, thus these energies will directly connect during this retrograde phase. Uranus in Taurus is a once every 84 year cycle, Mars’ retrograded last in Aquarius 46 years ago.

Uranus and Mars are fast, reactive, innovative and exciting energies. Mars being retrograde for these contacts slows this fast pace down, to a stand still at some points.  Dis-satisfaction from surprising areas might be what gets the ball rolling, as this unusual slowdown frustrates, and triggers !

Pushing forward and being the aggressor is never recommended at this time, but listening the subtle shifts and changes are. It’s a time for revision, reassessment and basic implementation, not running full steam ahead casting fury and aggression to get what you want. Burning energy to get things going, works against what this transit is offering. Its more gentle than that, and demonstrates that sometimes you need more than brute force to get things up and going.

There is a spiritual letting go aspect to this Mars Retrograde which is unusual. (This Mars Retrograde is really delivering in the Unusual stakes, which is how Aquarius energy rolls).  Mars when in Aquarius, conjoin’s the South Node (Ketu), 3 times. The South Node, depending on your take on the Nodes, is either your past lives, or the tail end of the dragon which in legend has been split in two, creating The North Node (Rahu) and the South Node (Ketu).

Ketu gets rid of things you don’t need, to live a less materialist or all-consuming life which is connected to nothing, (Ego). Mars when retrograde conjoin’s this South Node (Letting go, spiritualizing), which is urging a very deep detox, or cleaning around long-held beliefs, deeply held systems and understandings, which was are almost soul defining for you. Mars is blasting lots of heat and energy urging you to let go !  Setting up new frame works, and dropping old bullshit which might have anger / rage / resentment as a theme, before really pushing forward post October/November.

This Mars contact to the Nodes is about looking to see how you can balance the desire of moving forward with the new; in an authentic and balanced way, that is Spiritually authentic and true to yourself, whist moving into new ground for your own personal evolution.  With theses Nodes being on the Leo / Aquarius Axis, individuation and the collective are themes that will run through this Mars Retrograde, when it conjoin’s the Nodes. Are you doing things for yourself or for others ?, should you be taking more control over what your personal passions are over what society says you should be doing ? Have you become an egoist nightmare ? and do you need to spend more time jamming with others ?, perhaps taking other people into account ?, Are you hiding behind a mask or other people’s drama from your own truth ? Do you feel you have to play a role to be significant or important in life ? Do you feel like the outsider ? How can you bring yourself in ? Some Astrologers have observed the Deaths of both Kate Spade & Anthony Bourdain, occurred on week of this first Mars / South Node conjunction, which connected to personal aspects of their charts, showing how heavy this combo can truly be.

Of course, when Astrology is really conspiring against you, it happens in 3’s or more. Naturally the Aquarius Full Moon Eclipse of 27/28th of July, will occur conjunct this Retrograde Mars. I mean why would such a rare event not co-inside with an Eclipse ! Eclipses are accelerations, they basically push the story along ! Eclipses are strange times. They are 2 week intervals every 6 months where, The New & Full Moons become turbo charged.  Mars Retrograde conjunct this is VERY Auspicious and it will be interesting to see how this all unfolds, as Eclipses bring very quick beginnings and endings; With Mars Retrograde, next to it, it might feel like a lot of the action is out of your control, or there is the potential to feel powerless, But I wouldn’t say it’s not in your favour long-term.

Mars retrograde by nature, like all retrograde’s of personal planets, are a time of turning inwards. There is a feeling of restocking, reassessment, contacting and understanding the very basics of how this planet and its signifiers operate within and around you. These are real opportune times to connect deep into how these energies operate in specific areas of your life. The fact that this particular Mars retrograde in Aquarius is so rare, alongside the contacts with Uranus, The South Node and the Eclipses all signify a slow down and then a speed up of a particular theme or story in your life from deep and unexpected places, with some of it out of your control. What you can control is your response.

Mars being the Archetypal  Warrior, how you look after your Warrior and how you might gain from letting go of outdated ideas, techniques, attachments and feelings will allow you to look at how your gladiator operates. Maybe the end of this Retrograde phase your strength and commitment to change will really surprise you !

The best way to work with this transit is to be active in the change, and to not be complacent. Reassessment of how you deal with Anger and Rage is always a good start point for Mars retrograde, remembering any avoidance of the above work will potentially explosive by the time Mars turns direct, later in the year.

Mars Retrograde Through the House

Mars Retrograde in Aquarius : 26 / 27 June – 27th of August 2018

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising 

This Mars Retrograde will work in how you present to the world, how you assert, present, dress, mask and operate within the world. Time to take some power back and show whose boss ? Time to do something for your own satisfaction rather than the good of others? What is it time to update and present to the world that honours who you really are ! and how you personally like to be represented ? Is it possible that you can actually show the world and actually BE yourself !

Pisces / Pisces Rising 

The House of the Sanctuary and Privacy, is where Mars will be asking you to do some spring cleaning in. Clearing out the old dated beliefs around Spirituality and personal pleasure or sanctum. Where you find sanctuary and where you might clear out your secrets, which only hold you back. The most personal of the personal areas is where the secretive Pisces and Pisces Rising will see a resurgence, honouring the magic that makes these people so loved and adored. There is also an element of claiming it for yourself and not others, as the South Node helps you purge all the toxic shit from your inner and private sanctum. Empowering your natural magic, with no guilt and honouring and strengthening your greatest light. Yourself.

Aries / Aries Rising

Aries may see more focus of energy and slow down in areas of the collective and group activities. Perhaps a re-assessment of what hopes and dreams you really want to manifest for yourself. What is out grown and out dated. As massive growth spurt will occur in your acquaintances, your group associations and your dreams and wishes, post retrograde. Perhaps its time to open the perimeters to include others in the vision and the interaction. Time to Rest as your ruler goes against the nature of its attributes and its skill set. This might all be a bit weird, but at the very least it’s an opportune time to rest, and recharge.  Weird collective and groups are a massive YES right now. Just try not to dominate them.

Taurus / Taurus Rising

How you view Status, and Acclaim, How you want to be recognised and where you look for reward might be shifting and evolving over this time. You might decide its time for the goal posts to shift and its time to put your energy into other things to elevate your status. Career and how you use your energy in your career is under the microscope. Time to ditch anything that is draining your energy and not giving you the street creed you deserve. Looking for alternative or things that may not on paper be an obvious path, is a good way to tap into your future vibe of Uranus in Taurus. Being a Taurus, now with Uranus, you are the future and Mars Retrograde will potentially help you arrive. But its all hush-hush for now.

Gemini / Gemini Rising

Time to go deep into deeper education / belief / philosophy and ideas that might take you out of the comfort zone of what your usual dexterous nature feels natural with. Travel may also be delayed. You might find you need to do some study to get to the next step. Either way Mars Retrograde makes you stop and focus in on one particular thing and go deep into. Strengthen your knowledge base and solidifying a subject that will be the focus of this time. It really is time to be the Master of One, rather than the Jack of all trades.

Cancer / Cancer Rising

Cancer sees its self in a natural water house, yet, this Mars Retrograde goes deeper into the areas, where Cancer might decide to find protection in its shell; rather than languish too long in these waters. A natural in this area, although perhaps a little reluctant, Cancer finds itself swimming in the waters that Scorpio likes to tread, and where Mars also has traditional rulership. Deeper connections with self, and others, Psychological patterning and habits, Occult or Mystical habits and studies, Shared Resources, these are the things that Mars will begrudgingly force Cancer to re-assess and evolved with. What Cancerian’s might prefer to avoid focusing on, Mars will stop and stall and make you use that dead wood for kindling as you clear space for better situations for all of the above. It will be slow but very magical and cathartic, making you come out of your shell a little bit more.

Leo / Leo Rising

Leo will see Mars Retrograde show them how relations with others is vital to the creative growth and development of the self. Leo might have to focus on its relationships and engagements with others, whether your like them or not ! Mars Retrograde might FEEL like your giving away your power, but its more about understanding HOW you engage with others and taking the foot off the accelerator to see how you can do it in a way that honours yourself and others better. Being brave is what Leo’s do best and when you travel down the road of looking at how you engage with the group and what you can do better is the bravest thing you can do as an individual.  Remember they don’t have to be traditional, Aquarius your opposite LOVES to do things that are not conformist and not necessarily Method Traditional.

Virgo / Virgo Rising

Mars Retrograde, hits the house you rule and it might, in your brain be natural and obvious. But executing it might be a bit of a struggle or more complicated than you first thought. Day to Day routines, Health, Work and what you do every day as a ritual to keep your balance. The Mind, Body, Spirit triangle; is where Mars operations for this retrograde. Mars is challenging you to slow down, re-assess and clear out the dead wood for Zen and Daily results, honouring all elements of the pyramid. Getting analytical and evaluating is what Virgo’s live for, but with Mars slowing down to show the deep gaps in the floor plan, as well as the slower than usual momentum is what frustrates and where anger issues might come in. Stick with it ! Mars Retrograde is helping you perfect the routine that will make you thrive for the future. Being innovative and thinking outside the box is really where the talent of this retrograde lies. Work smarter, not harder.

Libra / Libra Rising

Creativity, Love, Pleasure and children all the things that need the light to grow and nourish will be the area of life that needs weeding and focused attention this Mars Retrograde. The slow down might make you feel like your 3 steps forward and 2 back, but the pleasure you get from the reinvigorating and reconnection of these things will put you on track to enjoy your creative and pleasure pursuits for years to come. You might be surprised at how innovative you can be. Reconnecting with children will be invaluable.

Scorpio / Scorpio Rising

The home, the nest, the safe area or zone your call home, is where the spring clean is happening. Alternative ideas about living situations, changes in how you want to pursue this, psychological blocks or wounds around this may come up for tending and healing. Issues to do with ancestry, where you come from may be areas that you may reflect and clear weeds from. Either way new and innovative ways to rework home and where you call home are in the works. Just don’t force it right now. Its more Aha moments right now.

Sagittarius  / Sagittarius Rising

Mars Retrograde is officially the green light to lighten up rest.  Mars Retrograde might see you decide to indulge in some light communication and reading, not over do it. Sagittarius LOVES to do and engage in it all. The Mars Retrograde might be a good way to sit back and enjoy the less frantic and more simple exchanges of communication. Relations with Siblings might come under the microscope as Mars might put pressure on you to make some changes to honour both sides of the equation. Enjoy the breather and the slow down, engage with simple and uncomplicated pleasures.  If you end up having to deal with siblings, LISTEN and don’t get all fiery. It’s not the time to start a family war or drama.

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising

Capricorn loves money, cash, income, worth and self-worth. Mars loves fast pace, action and progress. Mars Retrograde in your financial / self-worth sector sees all of these things come together to assess what TRUE worth is, and blow out all the blocks to attaining true self worth. This transit maybe slow and there maybe frustrations with lack of progress and getting on with it. It might see you to decide there are better & other ways to make money that honour your own personal self worth. Either way this will be a transit that might see you come out the other side completely different from how you entered it. Aquarius does have moments of genius, but with Saturn being the old ruler of Aquarius AND your ruler, it indicates more about doing the REAL work before you get any payback. This house IS about Money you earn, but your own self worth and how you honour and acknowledge it OVER money and finance is worth more than anything you can put a price tag on. Mars Retrograde WILL make you work it, with a lot of dead wood set to be hauled out. As you re-claim yourself, one slow goat step at a time.

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