There are three major planetary changes happening within a short space of time which are likely to impact each of us individually and in our relationships.Read More
The coming together of these two key relationship planets, with the oceanic Neptunian energies opens us up to the possibility of romantic dreaming, which in turn makes us more open to the possibility of romance entering our relationship life.Read More
Love of course, is the key foundation beneath all our relationship structures. Without love, all the other structures we create, are likely to come crumbling down at some point. So a basic question to ask is: do I truly love my partner, spouse, lover, friend, sibling, parent, cousin...Read More
Mercurial communication issues are at the forefront today in our relationships, with Mercury Retrograde squaring Saturn in Capricorn. There are several reasons why this is particularly important:Read More
In many places around the world, this weekend is about celebrating Passover and Easter. Both feasts celebrate a freedom of sorts, the potential for something new, a rebirth. Regardless of whether we pay heed to religious traditions of any kind, because the collective is imbibed with these ancient rituals, they inevitably filter down to our psyche in some form or other. Ideally they offer us a sense of hope, which resonates in our relationships, opening up the possibility of making a new start in current relationships, or initiating new ones.Read More
This year, Venus comes back to her first home of Taurus from 31 March to 24 April. Typically, the goddess would like to kick off her shoes and curl up on the couch (or in bed) for three weeks of relaxed pleasure. For us mortals, that would mean a time when we could focus on the more sensual aspects of life – good food, good song, and good sex.
Alas, if Venus was planning a ‘staycation’, she’s sure to be disappointed. If you’ve ever had some time off from work only to have colleagues ringing your phone off the hook and filling your inbox, you can sympathize with Venus this year. She’s going to be busy – and that means that we will be, too.
We won’t entirely miss out on relaxed enjoyment, of course. But we’re going to have to do some work on our relationships – the ones we have, the ones we’ve lost, and the ones we want. A theme for Venus' stay in the sign of the bull this year is commitment. What can you - do you want to - commit to?
The announcement that relationships are going to be prominent comes on Venus’ first day at home, 31 March, as the full moon is in relationship-oriented Libra. With the Sun in independent Aries (and Uranus stoking up the more individualistic aspects of that sign), we’re going to find it hard to contain ourselves in partnerships that feel limiting.
A Venusian trine to Saturn on 7th April suggests a hopeful note that we can build in our relationships. It could be time to take the next step forward, although some folks will also see this as a release point. Either way, it’s a serious but not dour time, when we take a practical approach to partnership.
There’s a very different mood a few days later, around the 10th to the 12th of April, as Venus and Mars connect to create passion, while Neptune helps out by casting a romantic soft focus on things. A Sun/Pluto square could deepen the passion, although it might also stoke up power and control issues like jealousy.
On the 17th of April, Venus aspects both Jupiter and Pluto. Again, power struggles could emerge, yet there is also great potential for deepening passion and intimacy. For some, the question of having children may come up at this time. Whatever the specific content that emerges in mid-April, it is likely to reflect the underlying theme of commitment.
Commitment is also signaled by the stations of Saturn and Pluto on the 17th and 22nd. In general, the second half of April is very charged, and we may find that we have to put relationships on hold as we deal with other matters. It could also be that we feel the pressures of the world pushing in on us, and that makes us value our connections to others, and the love we feel, all the more.
Changes, changes, changes…
Today is a very active day relationship wise. Although we are likely to feel it more in intimate love relationships, there are also going to be reverberations in our friendships and family connections.Read More
Imagine the sky is an orchestra, with each planet playing music that is flavored by the sign it’s in. Today and until mid-April, there are two predominant tunes playing which are somewhat in conflict with each other – the Aries and the Capricorn tune. The Aries tune is modified by Scorpio and the Capricorn one is affected by Pisces. Both are impacted by and in turn impact the Moon and hence our body and emotions.Read More
Passions are high…
In addition to Venus squaring Pluto today, which in and of itself is one of the most intense planetary combinations relationship wise, the Sun in Aries is also squaring Mars. Regardless of the crazy winter storms in many parts of the world this weekend, under the surface, temperatures are likely to be sizzling hot in our relationships today.Read More
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