♐️🌝⚡️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
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 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.
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
Taurus, 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.
Gemini, 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.
Cancer, 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.
Leo, 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.
Virgo’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.
Libra, 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.
Scorpio, 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.
Sagittarius, 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.
Capricorn’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.
Aquarius , 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.
Pisces, 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.
Aries, 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.
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.
Aries : 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.
Taurus: 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.
Gemini : 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.
Cancer: 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.
Leo: 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.
Virgo : 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.
Libra : 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.
Scorpio: 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.
Sagittarius: 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.
Capricorn: 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.
Aquarius : 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.
“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.
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.
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.
Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity” – Roman philosopher Seneca
9 November 2018 – 3 December 2019 – Jupiter in Sagittarius.
On the 9th of November 2018, Jupiter King of the Gods returns to his home sign of Sagittarius (The Archer), for the first time in 12 years. Jupiter cycles are yearly cycles with a reputation of creating lucky opportunities in the areas of life, that this planet transits in your birth chart.
Jupiter returning home to Sagittarius in 2018, will be the break in the astrological weather we have been working so hard to reach, after universally speaking, a very trying year. Think back to 12 years ago, or 24 years ago to see what happened then, for hints of what could pop up this time around (2006 / 2007 or 1995 / 1996). This is a cycle of optimism and expansion, but even more so, when Jupiter returns home to the sign of its rulership. Jupiter in Sagittarius ! What can go wrong? I mean we are talking the king of the gods here.
So what changes ? Buoyancy, Optimism, Faith, Movement, Travel, Luck, Creativity, Passion and a Willingness to Learn and Understand; suddenly gets bolstered in the Astrological frame-work. 2018’s Yin year has been a VERY internal and different year in comparison to the 2 previous Yang (expansion) years.
2018 has seen a plethora of challenging retrograde’s. Mercury Retrograding in Fire signs who are proficient in accelerating mis-understandings has also creating some pretty fiery reactions / communications in return. Mars was given a bolster by its transit in Capricorn the sign that its strongest in aside from its ruler – Aries. Mars then retrograded in Aquarius, for the first time since 1970, before turning direct on the exact point of its strength 28 degrees of Capricorn. Literally the worst possible time for the Liberals to axe Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (results from that are due in 2019). Mars Retrograde, left most of the rest of us floundering, all this work for no progress or movement forward, or strange left field obstacles coming from nowhere to challenge or block your energy and power. Once Mars went direct – Venus decided to go Retrograde in Scorpio, which is basically all about digging through all the sludge and diving deep into the sewers to unblock the blockages, blockages we really didn’t want to venture down into. Jupiter, our dear friend Jupiter is also in Scorpio amplifying this Venus retrograde by being in Scorpio. And yes here we are…
Jupiter moving in to Sagittarius will be the 3rd planet to be in its sign it Rules, This makes for some powerful and potentially corrective Astrology. Neptune is in Pisces for the first time in 164 years is half way through its transit. Saturn in Capricorn for the first time in 28 years, is in its first quarter of its transit, Now Jupiter is entering Sagittarius for the first time in 12 years, to lift the spirits with a healthy dose of positivity and buoyancy. These are all external / macro / social or societal planets, they are heavy hitters. They take YEARS to move around the birth-chart. They offer big shifts in psychic, situation and circumstances. These planets can alter paths by creating opportunities for change. Pluto the head transformer, is not in its rulership in Capricorn but it is pretty much near exultation in Capricorn, so can be also linked by association. Pluto in Capricorn & Jupiter in Scorpio have been very good transits to help expose the poison.
So what happens when Jupiter hits Sagittarius ? Optimism, Speculation, Faith, Fun, Exuberance, Passion and Enthusiasm, Exapansion. All great key words here, but the key to being successful in a time of Jupiter in Sagittarius, is to be MEASURED. Sometimes this transit can lead to blind optimism, blind faith or an over exertion of enthusiasm ESPECIALLY after difficult or more challenging times. Jupiter loves to celebrate and party and so does the sign of Sagittarius, but the very important measure for the next year is to be MEASURED. Would your bigger decisions hold up in a time of austerity ? Money is very important to watch with Jupiter in Sagittarius, as there is a tendency to be overly jovial and over extend with it, it might come easily, but it is just as likely to go easy as well. Waistlines another thing that are physical manifestations of a Jupiter in Sagittarius cycle, due to its tendency to lead to living life-like an Emperor, 365 day a year.
Jupiter going into Sagittarius IS a wonderful time to expand Travel, Study, Be Social, Interact and get involved in pursuits that interest you ! Learning, Education, Traveling, Positive Mindset, Connecting with Friends and Family as well an increased level of Faith with regards to any of the above are positive manifestations of this Jupiter Cycle. It’s a blessed year of opportunity and positive gains as long as Recklessness doesn’t come into the equation, or overly zealous dogma, as Jupiter is just as likey to expand this along with other manifestations.
Finally its time to celebrate the gains we have made and processed in 2018 ! At the time of this shift, we will also see the Nodes of the Moon move from Leo / Aquarius into Cancer / Capricorn for 18 months. This sees a move in the eclipse cycles and moves the focus of the nodes aka destiny points. Cancer (Home, Mother, Nurture, Ancestors, Family) see the North Node (a pushing forward, a consuming of things that nourish or nurture these themes) while the South Node ( the letting go of and releasing) of theme to do with Status, Power, Position and Acclaim. This Nodal shift also sees more pressure put on this axis which already has Saturn and Pluto transforming and reconstructing Capricorn themes of Power, Status and Government. Jupiter in Sagittarius really is a last gasp of a chance of fresh Philosphy, fresh Passion and Creativity before it moves in Capricorn late 2019, leading us into the very potent time of 2020.
If there is a time to party and celebrate, Jupiter in Sagittarius is it. And Hey ! It’s just in time for Summer in the Southern Hemisphere ! It might feel a bit slow to begin with as Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius for the first 3 weeks, but come December – its time to free yourself from the lessons of 2018, and burn off some steam by becoming passionate and involving yourself in life and all its sweet offerings ! Chances are there will be a nice little surprise along the way to sweeten the ride. For People with Sagittarius Sun, Moon or Ascendant, it’s a fresh new start as Jupiter crosses over these points of their chart. Saturn’s 3 year transit of Dec 2014 – Dec 2017, was an astrological hammering. The hard work, loss of faith and rebuilding from this time, will be clearly seen during this Jupiter in Sagittarius transit, as you turn a new leaf for a new 12 year cycle. Giving Sagittarian’s the one thing that is most important to them, Optimism and Joy for the great things to come.
JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS THROUGH THE SIGNS
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising – Jupiter will transit your First House of Image and How you Present to the world. It’s a new phase, a new cycle, and a new you !
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising – Your Second House of Earned Income, Money and Self Worth will be touched with Jupiter’s optimistic beams. Chances are you will see positive shifts in this area of life, upping your self confidence and your bank balance. Just try not to over spend.
Libra & Libra Rising – The Third House of Communications, will see good fortunes bestowed upon your Communications, both Written and Verbal as well as harmonious relationships with Siblings and Neighbours as you go about this transit. Libra’s love a bit of social and communication harmony, This transit will see these areas of your life bring joy and ease as you make your way through 2019.
Virgo & Virgo Rising – Looking to buy or have some luck around Real Estate, Your Home, Family, Ancestors, Roots and History ? If so Jupiter is here to shine a light into this area of life. Good opportunities can be sort through good preparation, with the magic rule being, Don’t overextend by being overly optimistic on what you can repay once Jupiter leaves Sagittarius.
Leo & Leo Rising – The Fifth House is the natural home of Leo and Jupiter transiting her sees Leo’s finding good opportunities in doing things they love. This involves Creativity, Children, Love and Being the Star of the Show. Things that Leo’s adore and naturally excel at. It is also the classic meeting your dream partner astrology transit.
Cancer & Cancer Risings – The Sixth House is all about Day to Day Routines to do with Health, Food, Work and Activities, Cancers can be a creature of habit and with this transit they can get great benefits from nourishing and tending to their daily routine, bringing joy to their day to-day life.
Gemini & Gemini Rising – The Seventh House is all about Relationships with people, one on one relationships. This is a signature, meeting the right one astrological transit, However with the Seventh House also deals with enemies, it may attract some unwanted admirers, if you are in denial about how your relations with people, this is the transit that might open your eyes. Generally though, Jupiter going through your Seventh House will make for pleasent connections with people, with the possiblity of meeting some who might change your life, in either the home or work front.
Taurus & Taurus Rising – The Eighth House is all about other people’s money, Inheritance, Taxes, Money that comes from a 3rd Party. It is also the house that delves to the mystical depths of the Occult and the Personal Psyche. This is the house opposite your own. With Uranus beginning an 8 years stay in your sign earlier this year, this Jupiter Transit might expand or exaggerate the new ground you are treading on, it might give you a gift of a tax return or inheretance, but it is also changing the way you are at your deepest soul level and how you connect with others and the divine at the deepest level.
Aries & Aries Rising– The Ninth House is about Study, Learning, Higher Education and is the natural home of Sagittarius. So Studying and Travel are very fated or opportunistic activities for this Jupiter Transit. It also bestows blessings around going deep and connecting to a subject that makes your heart sing. It’s about breaking new exploratory ground around a topic. Best way to do it is via higher learning or travelling. Exploring more of the World around you.
Pisces & Pisces Rising – The Tenth House is about Success, Being Noticed, Career, Government and Power, Jupiter expands and gifts wonderful Opportunities. Pisces, it’s finally time to get noticed and reap the rewards. It’s finally time to shine !
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising – The Eleventh House is about Community, Groups and Organisations. This is the House the Aquarius rules, Jupiter in Sagittarius will be giving wonderful opportunities to expand on things that at your fundamental level and principles you were born to enjoy and shine through. Opportunities to really enjoy your natural terrain will bring you deep Joy in 2019.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising– The Twelfth House is the House of Secrets and ones inner most sanctum. Jupiter will be allowing for opportunities to expand this and grow like a Hermet gains there gifts in their Hermit’s Cave. Connecting to Spirit, or Connecting to anything that the secret you enjoys the most, is what this Twelth House Transit offers. Time to sort out & Declutter behind the scenes before you make your Grand Entrance as the Star of the Show in 2020. 2020 is when Jupiter enters your sign, joining Saturn and Pluto. Jupiter in the Twelfth for a year is your rest and prep year, before you step out on to the world stage, as you take control, in what might feel like a perfect storm in 2020.
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.
Real generosity towards the future lies in the giving all to the present
– Albert Camus
From the 17th of March until the 16th of May; Mars our personal Spartan warrior enters Capricorn. Mars loves Capricorn (aside from its ruler Aries) and Capricorn loves the lower octave vibe Mars gives of its ruler – Saturn. Happy Days ! but beneath the surface, is a complex astrological climate which has taken years to culminate. Creating the perfect environment for these soon to be written warrior stories.
In this spin of the planetary wheel, deeper activations and accelerates are afoot as players conspire together to create a real pressure cooker of energies. This is designed to forge the metal and mould the resolve. This energetic connectivity is trying to inspire or challenge us to be the greatest version we can be, especially if you have planets in Capricorn, Cancer, Aries or Libra, Virgo or Taurus.
Mars in Capricorn is the flame that starts in motion some of the most unavoidable yet opportune times to forge in flames things that you were too scared to bring into power. 1. Your own self power, recognition and dharma, being the higher octave of this transit. 2. Karma, consequence, hostility and aggression, if your on the wrong side of this correcting energy.
Mars will happily march its passion, fire, fury, motivation, action, swift movement and aggressive desire for dominance, through Capricorn during March to May. Whilst doing so Mars conjoins, Saturn (a high octave of this Mars energy, creating an element of resolve and or consequence) & Pluto (not technically the same as Mars and Saturn), but by temperament, the God of the Underworld has no issue with deprivation, war mongering or pressure cookers ! Its how Pluto rules its domain. So imagine, how its going to react when Mars brings its flame to ignite or highlight it. High Speed Evolution, or Deep Shadows being the 2 obvious ways it could be brought to the light, in the sign of Public Status and Profile, Career, Governance and Structures.
May 16th sees Mars move in to Aquarius (who is also traditionally ruled by Saturn). Whilst at the same time Uranus, Aquarius modern ruler, shifts into Taurus within hours of Mars’s ingress.
Uranus going into Taurus is a 7 year cyclic shift, returning to Taurus after 84 years. As Mars arrives into Aquarius (an Air sign) , there is an opportunity to have some fresh air, some processing time, and detachment from all the intense, exhaustive energy that was used during April and May. Whatever Mars russles up over April and May will be sign posting a whole new era. Uranus’s entry in to Taurus within 24 hours does creates a surprise element to this story. It adds more heat and pace to our Mars stories. Uranus generally arrives into a sign with a bang ! Or an earthquake, like the Fukushima earthquake, which occurred the day Uranus entered Aries in 2011. This is a day to watch ! This Astrology is potent !!
26/27 of June once Mars gets to 9 degrees of Aquarius, Mars will begin its once every 18 month retrograde. Mars retrograde’s LEAST in Aquarius, and its the first Mars Retrograde in Aquarius since the early 1970s.
Mars Retrograde’s have a purpose ! they are opportune times to rest, integrate, assessing how to move forward with the discoveries of April to May, giving space to do this on an intellectual level, due to Aquarius being detached air.
However, people do become more flustered, aggressive and hostile during Mars retrograde. They can’t release the active drive and energy Mars creates, which can be frustrating. It also slows down all the evolutionary leaps and bounds, or commitments to the potentials that are discovered in April – May. Mars Retrograde will feel 2 steps for and 3 steps back.
After a Lunar Eclipse conjunct this retrograde Mars on July 28th, which is a story within itself, this never-ending barrage of planetary aspects to the transiting Warrior Mars, begins to resolve its self as it stops its retrograde by turning direct at 28 degrees of Capricorn. The exact degree that Mars is most strongest in the entire zodiac.
Once Mars stations direct on its degree of its exultation, 27th of August, we finally get to move forward with all the changes and fruits that were on offer from the beginning of the Mars Cycle, when it entering Capricorn on March 17. By October 11th Mars would have cleared its retrograde aspect of Aquarius and we are out of the retrograde cycle for another 18 Months.
There is ALLOT going on across this Mars transit of Capricorn and the Mars Retrograde.
But the key things to know are :
Watch aggression, it may be coming at you, you might be giving off that vibe, watch it – it’s a side effect of this transit. Don’t let it control you, or put you off your game !
Don’t be fearful ! THINGS HAPPEN FOR YOU ! NOT TO YOU !
Mars is a Warrior, Fire, Swift, Movement, Fast Paced, Passionate, Masculine, Competitive, Aggressive, Personal or Public Conflict. These things might be trigger points. IT WILL PASS – This process is designed to make you do these things better !! It’s a short cut to progression.
Mars Retrograde in Aquarius, could mean a build up of mental energy, or being in your head to much. Doing physical things, engaging with the environment, gardening etc would be a good way of releasing this mental tension.
Don’t start a fight or legal proceedings during this time if you can help it, you may have miss evaluated the playing field. If you have to do legal proceedings, check EVERYTHING.
Dates: Potent trigger times.
Mars in Capricorn : 17/18 March – 16 May 2018
Mars conjunct Saturn : 29 March – 8th April 2018
Mars conjunct Pluto: 22 April – 3 May 2018
Mars enters Aquarius / Uranus enters Taurus : 16 May 2018
Mars Retrograde in Aquarius : 26 / 27 June – 27th of August 2018
Lunar Eclipse conjunct Mars Retrograde: 28th July 2018
Mars Station Directs at the Degree of its exultation 28 degrees Capricorn: 27th August 2018.
Out of the Mars Retrograde Shadow @ 10 degrees Aquarius. : 11 / 12 October 2018
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 – 20, 26 – 28, 36 – 38, 45 – 47, 55 – 56, 64 – 66, 73 – 75, 82 – 84, 92 – 94.
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.