By nature Mars is an action driven energy so when it moves from a Fire to an Earth sign, the first thing we notice is a slowing down of our life force. Freud called it our libido for good reason, in that our Mars energy is also what fuels our sex drive. Capricorn has a whole different feel to it than dynamic Sagittarius but there are several advantages to it.Read More
If you are feeling a little sad, know that you are not alone. Chiron at these final degrees of Pisces is stirring up a lot of old grief that needs clearing out. It is likely to feel a lot easier in May when Chiron finally moves into Aries. However, today, this energy is being exacerbated by the square from Mars, particularly with the Sun only 5’ away! Not to mention Jupiter expanding the energy of the Sun in Pisces.Read More
Although looking for compromise in relationships may be stretching us a bit too far, we may need to be careful that we don’t impetuously and unexpectedly break up relationships and friendship today without giving much thought to the consequences. Tomorrow we could well wake up and regret our sudden decision. If on the other hand we have been biding our time for a while, knowing that a connection really needs to come to an end, this vigorous energy may be just what we need to make the break.Read More
Each year, Venus spends a few weeks in Mars’ home sign of Aries. The Goddess of Love is traditionally thought to be a bit out of place in the sign of The Cosmic Warrior, but then again we don’t have to be traditional. Venus in Aries is outgoing, direct, motivated, and fun – even if the fun is a bit messy for the ruler of elegant Libra. It’s also a strongly sexual placement for the Goddess.Read More
There are two parts to today’s emotional tsunami. The first is the Sun/Neptune conjunction which has been building for the past few days. This highlights our wishes and dreams - both the ones we have fulfilled and the ones that are too late to manifest. This includes lost relationships due to separations, death…and lost time in relationships. Maybe relationships that we missed manifesting due to timing or circumstances. Maybe possibilities within relationships that we weren’t ready to embrace. Yet these powerful transits may also remind us that maybe there is a much bigger picture beyond each of us and that what happened may have been exactly what needed to happen. Although trusting this may not feel easy, it can bring us some internal peace.Read More
If it weren’t for the Virgo Moon, the urge to merge could be almost overwhelming with the Sun within a degree of the Neptune conjunction. The question is – what or who are we seeking to merge with? Although it’s easy to project this onto another person, either real or idealized, the merging we are really seeking is of different aspects of ourselves that may be disconnected, or in conflict.Read More
Full moons are always charged times, when we're inclined towards being emotionally reactive. It can be a lot of fun, or a time of explosions and meltdowns. As we head through midweek, we'll have plenty of opportunities for both, although we'll tilt towards the sunnier side of things.
Tuesday's Leo Moon suggests that we get out and play. Creative and romantic opportunities present themselves, and the extra bit of energy from the almost-full moon suggests taking advantage.
We'll hit a slightly more unsettling patch of cosmic weather tomorrow, when we're likely to say what's on our mind, but today shows us the more playful side of Leo. And with the Moon heading towards a trine to Mars early tomorrow morning, you don't necessarily need to go out to have fun, if you take my meaning...
For those going it alone, a relaxing massage or other 'treat' isn't a bad idea. Make it a special day for yourself.
If you have ever wanted to write a love poem or song, this is the perfect day to do it with the exact Mercury/Neptune conjunction in Pisces. Even if you never send it, the act of writing it can nourish your heart. Listening to music or strolling around a beautiful art gallery is also ideal or going for a walk with someone special, sharing hopes and dreams together.Read More
The coming together of these two planetary energies brings to the fore the following themes in relationships:
1. Our search for our spiritual partner – also known as our twin soul.
2. Our desire to connect emotionally with a significant other.
3. Our relationship with the realm beyond.
4. Inspiration and enjoyment through our imagination and creativity.
5. Unconditional love for ourselves and others.
In the sign of the fish, Venus isn’t so much about eros, personal erotic love, as agapé, universal compassionate love. At the least, Venus in Pisces should help us to be a bit less clingy and demanding in our relationships, and it should be easier to see the big picture.Read More
So how is Mars in Sagittarius likely to feel in your interactions with others? Mainly – Expansive with a capital E! From the intense depth of the Mars invitation to plummet the underworld of our relationships, Mars in Sagittarius invites us to reach for the sky and beyond. This makes it an ideal time to envision the most expansive possibility in your relationships.Read More
With the sensitive and intuitive Moon in Pisces conjunct Chiron in a few hours, it’s our monthly opportunity to heal another layer of existential loneliness that is likely to surface at this time. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to forgive and heal any past hurts from current or old relationships, as our hearts are likely to be more open at this time. This includes hurts that we inflicted on others.Read More
In Capricorn, Venus favored the traditional - family gatherings and formal occasions took precedence over parties and more informal meetings. With the move into Aquarius, Venus takes on a more open, less structured approach that is particularly good for group meetings and time with friends. In fact, it may be that friends are our main social focus over the next three weeks.Read More
Many of us have been feeling the intensity building up all weekend. Now it is likely to feel like ‘make or break time’. However that can mean a lot of different things for each of us in our relationships with our partner/spouse, family, friends and work colleagues.Read More
Some Suggestions for this last day of 2017:
Looking back at your key Relationships in 2017, do you notice some core themes running through them? What were some of your high and low points with the important people in your life? The joys, disappointments and sadness? Lessons learned? What new relationships appeared in your life? Do you know what their purpose is for both of you? What might be helpful to integrate further from your past to have fulfilling and loving Relationships?
Venus, Goddess of Love, enters Capricorn on December 24th (in Europe, early on the 25th in the Americas), beginning a three-week stay in the sign. In Capricorn, Venus emphasizes the more formal aspects of love and relationship, and tends towards the traditional. It can represent quite a shift in our collective mood after her time partying in Sagittarius.Read More
Remember that holidays tend to be stressful for many people, whether you are in an intimate relationship or not!Read More
We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.
― Cornel West
So what does Saturn, the god of time, moving into its own sign of earthy Capricorn, signify for Relationships? Lets start by taking a look at the core themes that are likely to arise over the next 3 years in relationships...
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
― Wayne W. Dyer
With less than 12 hours to go to the last New Moon of 2017, it’s the perfect time to do some meditation on everything we would like to let go of and clear, so that we can plant the seeds for new beginnings.Read More
Mars is very much at home in Scorpio, as it is the traditional ruler of this intense and transformative sign. In relationships, Mars represents our desire nature – what turns us on sexually and who and what we wish to pursue.Read More