The good news is that by later this evening we will finally be at the end of this first Eclipse season of the year! Still some intensity to come later in the week, but the feeling of being emotionally tightly compressed, will ease a little over the next few days!Read More
With a solar eclipse in the protective sign of Cancer and Mercury stationing to retrograde, this is likely to be a pretty intense week - although we may internalize the tension more than pushing forward with it, at least early in the week.
We may not be directly focused on relationships this week, as we are pulled towards concerns around home, safety, and family. Yet of course our concerns about these things can ripple forth into our partnerships. For example, if you are concerned about finances, it may be harder to let yourself go and enjoy your time with your partner.
Mars moves into Leo on Monday, a significant change for relationships. Mars in Leo has a bolder, more dramatic approach to sexuality, and in this area of life it should be easier to make progress than in the past six weeks. Wait until the Moon goes into Leo from late Wednesday to Friday to try to get sparks to catch fire.
The big event for relationships this week is Venus’ move into Cancer on Wednesday. In the sign of the crab, Venus encourages a more traditional approach to relationship. For the next few weeks, we’re likely to be more focused on established partnerships, and are at least a bit more likely to evaluate prospective partners in terms of their long-term potential.
Before Venus moves into Cancer, however, she does emphasize the lighter, sociable side of Gemini, so that we may feel more playful at the beginning of the week, or as playful as possible with the eclipse energy. With the Gemini Moon meeting Venus on Monday, it could be a good evening to get out and socialize.
As we approach the weekend, we have a void Leo Moon on Friday night - potentially fun, although not great for first dates. The rest of the weekend has the Moon in Virgo, so a more reserved attitude may prevail. It’s time to cook a healthy meals together, maybe go for a hike, and generally recharge for the week ahead.
The intensity is sky high today, together with a general sense of discomfort. The pressure to get to the truth of matters leaves us little room for light relief within ourselves and in our relationships. But what is the truth? Our version of situations and events or other people’s? What do we do about it, even if we get to the bottom of it – assuming we really want to know?Read More
The emphasis - I won’t say ‘focus’ - this weekend is on the Sun’s square to Neptune and Venus’ move from Taurus into Gemini. The first can incite us to make mountains out of molehills (especially with the Moon in particularizing Virgo), while the second encourages a Lite approach to things.Read More
Venus in this earthy sign is usually considered to be a wonderful placement for relationships, as this combination can easily ooze sensuality, comfort, affection and financial ease.
However, before we rush off to book a table at our favorite restaurant for a date night with our significant other, or favorite friends, best keep in mind that Saturday is likely to bring some unexpected surprises when Venus bumps into Uranus! Trying to second guess what might happen is impossible with these two, so the easiest option is to keep open and flexible to all possibilities!Read More
The spotlight in relationship for the next few weeks, moves from the more balanced equality of friendships, to the more traditional institution of ‘the family’. It’s a less cerebral approach to relationships than Gemini, so we are likely to do less talking and more hugging. Visiting loved ones in person is likely to be more appealing than connecting with them online, so don’t be surprised if social media goes a little quieter for a while!Read More
The royal baby arrived when the Sun is midway through its annual journey in the earthy sign of Taurus. It landed in the baby’s first house, describing the importance of discovering and developing a strong sense of self-value, as a core theme of his solar journey. His journey also involves being a powerful agent of transformation and manifestation, as he discovers his own sense of inner authority.Read More
In these last few hours of darkness, it’s the ideal time to plant some seeds for new beginnings. This New Moon is particularly powerful for intimate relationships, starting with our relationship with ourselves, and these are some of the key themes that are worth considering:Read More
Today in the sky, the asteroids are very active. Venus, the planet we associate with love, beauty, and relationship, meets with Vesta and joins that asteroid in opposing Pallas Athene. It’s sure to be a day when women are prominent in the news, although there is a genderless quality to the truth-telling that is implied by these meetings.Read More
An interesting dynamic comes into play as this weekend begins. As Venus, the planet we most associate with love, beauty, and relationship, moves from Pisces to Aries, our approach to partnership and romance becomes more outgoing, upbeat, and open. After a few weeks in Pisces when we were more inclined towards a flowing, easygoing attitude, we begin to consider what it is we really want and need as individuals.Read More
In our blogs, we don’t talk much about the asteroids. That’s partially because there are so many of them, if we count all the known asteroids. Then there’s Ceres being reclassified as a dwarf planet, plus a whole gaggle of new solar system bodies - it seems hard to know where to draw the line.Read More
On Tues the theme was power, and today it’s personal potency.
Every 7 years there is a major shift planetary wise that impacts all of us on a collective and personal level. As Uranus moves into a new zodiac sign we are urged to make some radical innovative changes in aspects of our life. Yesterday Uranus moved into Taurus - it had already made a brief initial visit there from mid-May – early Nov 2018, giving us a taster of things to come in the next 7 years.Read More
Although meaning is obscured by emotions, feelings, perceptions, distortions and illusions, as we float on the ocean, dreams may present, but clarity is unlikely! Surrendering is key. Surrendering to something bigger than us that is at play when we encounter love, particularly the love that comes from soul meetings which we are deeply yearning for right now and which might appear out of nowhere!Read More
The sky is rockin’ and rollin’ for the next couple of days to do with relationships – starting from this evening!
Time to let go – not of love – but of anything that is blocking love – resentments, frustrations, anger, envy, fear…Not easy, but immensely freeing, as we all get ready to step into a new seven year cycle when Uranus moves into Taurus on March 8th, that will help us find different ways of relating to each other.Read More
Or perhaps they’re farther than they appear.
Today, as Venus conjuncts the South Node in Capricorn, we’re likely to be looking backward in our relationships. What have we lost, what have we left behind, and what have we learned?Read More
never thought much about Chiron. Over the years, I had been told a lot about the Wounded Healer and what it means in a chart, but I can’t say that I felt much resonance with the descriptions. Even my Chiron return passed without much notice, and that was the time when my colleagues snickeringly suggested I would learn what Chiron is all about (the Chiron return stands second only to the Saturn returns in the astrological lore on returns).Read More
mperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.
― Brené Brown
Tomorrow, the centaur Chiron moves back into the sign of Aries where it stays until 2027. This is pretty major, hence the longer than usual blog! Bear with me!
In mythology Chiron was half human and half horse and in our birth chart, Chiron represents the humanity in all of us that is part civilized and part primal. Often it’s only in intimate relationships that we allow that more primal aspect of ourselves to be seen.Read More
What relationship patterns and dynamics took center stage in your life internally and externally in Mid-March 2011?
Today and tomorrow are the potential fruition, culmination, illumination, change in direction, reinforcement, blossoming, rebirth and/or final ending of those key dynamics. How, what and where this happens, is totally unpredictable. The only unsurprising feature, is its unexpectedness!Read More
Our mind has switched to deprioritizing logic in favor of intuition, yet the pressure to take immediate action is increasing in all areas of our life, including relationships. It’s one of several simultaneous conflicts we are faced with internally and externally right now. Sitting with the conflict is most likely the easiest way forward, as a solution can more easily manifest through our imagination, dreams and synchronicities.Read More