Moving into the last sign of the Zodiac, Mars is completing its cycle through all 12 signs. On the one hand we can all potentially benefit from the wisdom accumulated by the warrior planet through the previous signs. On the other hand, the focus of Mars in watery Pisces often feels like it’s more on the realms beyond, than on the earthy mundane realities. This can easily result in one or more of the following in the arena of relationships:Read More
This is quite a shift in energy from the more introspective Jupiter in Scorpio, whose key tasks included unearthing our unconscious desires, fears, passions and issues of power. Whereas with Jupiter in Scorpio, the expansion involved a depth journey down into Hades realm, Jupiter in Sagittarius takes us up into the sky realms of travel, knowledge, belief systems, possibilities…Very much at home in its own sign, Jupiter in fiery Sagittarius is more about size and possibilities, than detail and truth.Read More
As we wait in darkness for the New Moon in Scorpio tomorrow, there are two major changes in the sky today, that will impact each of us individually and in our relationships, for some months to come.
The first is Uranus slipping back into Aries for the last time for most of us in our lifetime. It remains in the last two degrees of Aries until March 6th 2019. It was previously in this same spot between June 28th – Sept 8th 2017 and April 11th and May 16th 2018. This last visit by Uranus to those degrees is likely to bring to a culmination whatever started during those previous two times.
With the North Node of the Moon at the very first degree of Leo, we’re called to act from the heart, with inspiration and enthusiasm. Yet the planets (including ‘dwarf’ planets) and asteroids are all Water, Earth, or Air elements - no Fire anywhere.Read More
The Full Moon on October 24th is closely conjunct explosive Uranus, and opposed to retrograde Venus. It looks to be a very dynamic time in relationships!Read More
As Mercury and Venus meet in Scorpio today, a serious and deep - but not necessarily bad - conversation could be on the horizon. The Libra Sun will help us to maintain some perspective as we discuss, argue, and bargain with our significant others.Read More
When planets symbolically retrograde in the sky, they re-visit and re-view old experiences, so it’s an ideal time to re-consider past relationships and not a great time to start something new. Re-connecting and re-marrying an ex-partner can work well during this time, but it’s not an ideal time to marry a new spouse, or even to get engaged, or to start a brand new relationship, or make new close friendships.Read More
From April 22nd when Pluto went Retrograde, until now, we were offered the opportunity to re-view and re-consider issues of power, control and passion within ourselves and in our relationships. The invitation was to descend into the depth of our shadow selves to discover the deepest unconscious motivations that play an important part in the nature of the structures we have built in our lives, including our relationships.Read More
This week is likely to feel pretty intense for us all and we may need to fasten our cosmic seatbelts as the planets might jostle our psyches and impact our relationships. Planetary wise, we are book-ended by a Full Moon in fiery Aries later this evening EST/early morning Irish time and Pluto stationing direct on Sunday.Read More
Travelling through this airy sign of fairness, balance and compromise, communication is likely to feel a lot easier in relationships. As well as offering us a greater capacity to see the other person’s point of view, we are more likely to find it easier to detach and take some time to assess different facets of our own thoughts, views and opinions.Read More
The Goddess of Love takes a turn for the goth when she enters Scorpio on September 9th. In the dark waters of the scorpion, Venus demands stark honesty, deep bonding, and unwavering commitment. If any of these are frustrated, she can infuse our relationships with power struggles, possessiveness, and jealousy. With Venus in Scorpio, we feel that it’s all-or-none, and we don’t have much time to choose.Read More
This powerful transformative New Moon, invites us to do a thorough clearing out of anything that is no longer functioning in our individual life and in our relationships.Read More
On August 6th, Venus enters her second home, Libra. Her stay in and around the sign will be extended, as she will backpedal into Libra from Scorpio during her upcoming retrograde. In fact, she won't leave Libra for good until early December, and her initial stay lasts more than a month, until September 9th. Towards the end of this period, on September 3rd, Venus enters the shadow of her retrograde in late Libra.Read More
+ 6 retrograde planets, apex Uranus square the Eclipse, Nodes and Mars Rx., the Sun quincunx Saturn and finally – Venus trine Pluto!
Without a doubt, one of the busiest days in the sky so far!
Lunar Eclipses feel like giant Full Moons. However, for a period of time, feelings that are emerging from our unconscious, are eclipsed. So it’s harder to know what the feelings are really about. It’s helpful to take a look at your natal chart, as well as your midpoint composite chart with loved ones, to see where the eclipse and the Venus/Pluto trine land. This offers helpful information to do with what’s likely to come to the surface for you and your relationships during this time.
When the energies are turbulent it’s not so easy to maintain balance in any of our relationships, regardless of how well they usually function. One of the key challenges with this Eclipse is the potential impatience and volatility in the heavens.
Lunar eclipses in particular, are about releasing old feelings that surface from our unconscious. However with the Venus/Pluto trine, letting go may not feel easy. With Uranus in Taurus, ruled by Venus, in a key apex position, change is afoot in some area of our relationship life; particularly in relationships which we have been over-reliant on, for our safety and security needs.
Ultimately this eclipse brings us back to our self-value as the key to our inner security and that takes us right back to love – both self-love and love for others. There is no other authentic way through it! MG
There is more information on the Lunar Eclipses and Relationships on our YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR7qb7sgy3Q&feature=youtu.be
Few of us look forward to Mercury retrograde, because of the higher probability of communication glitches, particularly with our nearest and dearest! This one ought to carry an additional warning sign, because it's in a fire sign and Mars is still retrograde. Our chances of getting lost and the GPS breaking down have just doubled, both on the road and in our relationships!Read More
The Eclipse intensity is definitely in the air, with the Sun in an exact square to Uranus and trine Chiron later in the day. This tightens the ongoing Tsquare, which is a key feature on Friday. Without a doubt, change is at the forefront for all of us in core Taurean areas including: security, self-value, safety, finances, home, our relationship with our body, our relationship with the Earth and our relationships with each other.Read More
Quite a bit is happening on the week that begins July 9th - Jupiter stations to go direct on the 10th, there's a solar eclipse opposite Pluto on the 12th, and there are more than a few hot aspects that will get our attention. With all that going on, we may miss Venus' demure passage into reserved Virgo on the 9th.
In Virgo, Venus emphasizes service - what can I do for you? Affection is shown by being of help to a partner. While Venus in Leo might want to be taken to a show or want to give a gift to one's beloved, Venus in Virgo might cook a nice meal (healthy, too!), or offer to do the shopping. Clearly, it isn't the most romantic placement for the goddess of love, yet that doesn't mean that affection isn't real and deep.
Virgo is associated with purity (the virgin, after all), and Venus might like to work her way through the sign without much fuss. Yet she'll be very busy - and that's okay with focused and practical Virgo. Fortunately, most of the aspects she'll make are flowing.
Just two days into her voyage, on July 11th, she makes an easy trine to Uranus in Taurus. This suggests gently easing out of routines and trying something (or someone) new in our partnerships.
By July 14th, she'll knit together a grand trine by aspecting Saturn. While typically a time to build in relationships and perhaps take things to the next level, with the intensity of the solar eclipse and the specific nature of the aspects, this may be more of a time to release partnerships that aren't working.
Take a look at the news around July 16th, when Venus meets with Ceres. We're likely to see increased concerns for our food supply and the environment in general.
From July 22nd to 24th, Venus connects with Jupiter and Neptune. This is a potentially romantic period of time, especially if we cleared the air a week earlier. Note that romantic and realistic are different things, and it may be more a time to enjoy than to take seriously. The signs and aspects involved also suggest the slight possibility that we can pick on a detail and work it into a major issue - don't let the cap off the toothpaste become the source of a significant battle.
Unresolved issues may reemerge around the 27th, when Venus trines Pluto at the lunar eclipse. Passions can flair as we imbibe this cosmic cocktail - for better or for worse.
On August 6th, after diligently tallying up her accomplishments in Virgo, Venus moves to her second home of Libra.
As Chiron moves symbolically moves back in the sky we are invited to reappraise old hurts connected with our sense of self (Aries) and with our connection with others (Pisces). Chiron Retrograde transits re-awaken pockets of stuck energy that feel uncomfortable and at times painful. Hence we often try to avoid looking at them. Yet, if we ignore them, they tend to fester and grow bigger. Whereas if we allow them to surface, we can face the underlying issues. This allows their powerful hold on us to lessen and we can release their energy, thereby make space for new life.
As LGBTQ+ Pride month comes to a close, with joyful celebrations this weekend in many parts of Europe, it’s a good time to think about what Pride celebrations are about. When is Love not respected or recognized as valid ‘enough’? Why are people in some parts of the world imprisoned and killed for Love? What needs to change so that ‘Love is Love’ for everyone? Happy Pride Celebrations Everyone!Read More
During its retrograde phase we are invited to review, revise and reconsider actions we took since May 12th. As most of the retrograde is in Aquarius issues to do with ideals and ideas that we share or not with our loved ones, are likely to come to the surface. Our friendships will also probably be re-considered – what do we have in common? Do we feel stimulated by each other? What might we need to do to refresh our connection?Read More