Mercury Retrograde: Is this one a walk in the park.. finally? Heads up on the upcoming Mercury Retrograde through Aquarius. This infographics has all the info !!!!
I always consider ..not just the period of actual retrograde (in this case from 30th Feb to 21st feb), but also the date when the planet catches up to it’s previous advanced position.. for that’s when the issues brought up during the retrograde period are truly getting resolved so further progress can be made.
Between 30th Jan to 21st Feb-
— past issues are going to come up hard and fast. I note that at start and end of retrograde period, the effects are more disruptive.. and in between, we get a little calm but still have to be working on identifying those things bubbling (or rather erupting) up
— During this time, the retrograde Mercury forms various aspects with other planets (that’s normal). BUT what’s amazing about this particular one.. is that apart from the 10th Feb, when Mercury(R) squares Mars ( a volatile stressful day), there are NO negative or harsh aspects between Mercury and any other planets (excluding the moon – that’s a special case!).
-During this retrograde time, if anything, it forms beneficial aspects! On 8th Feb, it conjuncts The Sun; On 13th it conjuncts Venus, and on 14th it conjuncts Jupiter (which happens *again* later on 5th March , during it’s direct motion!! That in itself is a 2nd chance.
-warning: Saturn in Aquarius forms a square on 17th Feb.. a few days before Mercury goes direct. That may cause other deeper difficulties.. and may seem like it’s Mercury retrograde doing it. So please don’t always blame the `messenger of the Gods’ for everything
And finally Mercury leaves Aquarius on 15th March. So between 30th January and 15th March, Aquarians have a lot of work to do.. dig deep, go over older issues, explore and resolve them. I’ll have to write more specific forecasts on those matters another time, as this one is about Mercury retrograde.
The Jupiter-conjunction-Pluto in Capricorn is happening three (3) times in this year 2020! Anyone who knows evening the slightest bit of astrology knows that (a) Conjunctions are really powerful and (b) when something involves Pluto, it’s going to be deep, intense.. and ultimately transformative. And there is a (c) too.. that when Jupiter is involved, there are beneficial forces at work! Let’s look at some details:
The Jupiter-Pluto-conjunction occurs on 5th April 2020, then the planets go retrograde. During this phase, they conjunct again, on 30th June. The planets slip far back in the sign of Capricorn… (Jupiter goes backwards to 17 degrees Capricorn, and Pluto back to 22 degrees). They slow and stop..and start to go direct. Pluto first then Jupiter. As Jupiter is a further back but a faster moving planet than Pluto, it eventually catches up to Pluto and conjuncts on 12th November for the 3rd time..
(note: Jupiter leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius on 19th December.. where it then conjuncts Saturn in Aquarius on 21st December.. but that’s a stellar story for another blog).
The graphics shows exact dates when Jupiter & Pluto make certain `events’
Where? All of this is occuring in the sign of Capricorn the mystical sea-goat (ruled by Saturn). Capricorn is an Earth sign.. Jupiter is fiery and Pluto.. well, Pluto rules the deep, the unconscious, the underworld!
So who will these transits affect or influence? Short answer is…*everyone* Long answer.. Well, As all this is happening in Capricorn, that sign is the meeting-ground. Jupiter rules Sagittarius, and Pluto rules Scorpios. So those signs will be strongly affected too. But then, the position of Capricorn will be a particular house’ position for each individual. For some it will be their birth sign, for others it’s their 2nd house (wealth, values), 7th (relationships, partnerships), 10th house (Career, fame) and so on.. Capricorn will be one of the 12 houses for any one of you. So that particular sector of your life will be the one most transformed by these 3 repeated aspects.
Not only that – but on your own natal chart, look to see what house encloses the signs of Sagittarius & Scorpio. Those houses will be affected for you personally.
A conjunction blends and combines the energies of both planets involved. As Capricorn plays host to this conjunction, the energy of Capricorn will be added to the mix of Jupiter & Pluto.. Expansion, farsight, distant travel, higher learning, religion, law, Justice, gambling, impulsivity, risk taking, flirting & romance are some qualities to bear in mind for Jupiter. Intensity, secrets, probing, manipulation power, control, sexuality, others’ money, death and rebirth and ultimately transformations are the energies that Pluto brings to this conjunction. And as you can see…the combinations and permutations of these energies are very many indeed.
It all depends on what you are open to, how far you are willing to work with some of the energies, influences and issues that are surfacing..
You won’t just get one chance but three! The weeks and days leading upto the first occurence of this conjunction will raise up deeper issues. Rather than fearing them, start to acknowledge hem to your self..and work through them…resolve them.. integrate them.
By the time the conjunction has occurred a 2nd time (especially as both planets are retrograding), you may feel your best laid plans of dealing with these issues are all gone awry.. That may result in frustration, more fears, avoidance, obsessions, escapism, addictions, harming others or self-harming, destructive habits, manipulative habits and more. Or you may simply feel like or actually cut and run away.. avoid issues, take more risks, loose your temper.
Dabbling in the occult or dark magic may take you in unsafe directions.. and endanger self or others. Guard against falling prey to outside cult or occult influences.
Small things may trigger you into acting disproportionately, or exaggerate reactions, blow things out of proportions. The negative traits of Jupiter & Pluto may take hold. Usually during a triple-repeated conjunctions, the mid-point is very trying.. where nothing makes sense, and control and plans are gone.. and you may feel compelled to act in nonproductive ways..
That will be the time to work very hard at staying calm.. to stay grounded and centred.. to do more personal work of spirituality or psychology. Also a time to keep safe with tried and tested methods, people or places.. Stay safe.. but let go of expectations.
When such powerful planetary energies are at play, trying to become clever, trying to manage it, employing short cuts rather than working carefully and sincerely through the issues raised to surface is not going to work in the long term.
Between the 2nd and 3rd occurance of the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction..ie between 30th June and 12th November – Do The Work!! Be genuine.. and hold faith the fact that this is ultimately beneficial aspect and the transformation – once slowly and deeply achieved – will benefit you for decades to come.. for we will not live to see this similar aspect again in our lifetimes.
It may interest you to know, I myself will be strongly affected by these aspects.. (one of those planets rules my birth sign!). And there is one thing I have learnt about the influence of stars in my life. I can not cheat it by knowing about it in advance.. (I’ve tried in the distant past). So I myself will be trying to take some of this advise for me… And as more insights and far-sights surface, I’ll be sure to blog them/ add them here.
Magic & Spirituality
Of course there is one matter I have not mentioned so far.. Well I have in an indirect way. The cheating!
Many believe all of our lives and all that we do are `fated’ – that is to say predetermined by Fate or God or Goddess or universe, and we do not know but our futures are all set in stone. BUT an equal number of people believe that we humans have Free Will.. and that we are the Masters of our own destiny & futures. And certainly, those who practise Magic believe that we have the ability to influence and choose our future in a direct and esoteric way.. !
So I like to add a few suggestions..in the way of tackling the conjunctions coming, (well by the time you read this, the first of the conjunction will be happening.. I am writing this `under their influences already’ and that was intentional. I could have written this 2 months ago when i first mentioned it..but I wanted to get a better handle on the energies brewing..so I could write it better.. and I am. I trust that as the aspect brews, it’s inspiring me to write the most relevant words and thoughts.. The fact that I have never taken this style of writing an astrological blog is evidence of its influence.. as I didn not even think to add magic & spirituality to this blog.
To those suggestions then..
Work with some God forms and archetypes.. Learn about the gods and myths of Zeus and Jupiter.. and even a little of Thor and Vishnu (all are connected to Jupiter!) Learn and work with Pluto / Hades Lord of the Underworld.. Work with Shiva the dancing form (destroyer). And work with Saturn. Those are the energies at work here. and tuning into them more will help.
Though trying to control the outcomes of these aspects is likely to backfire.. doing some constructive planetary magical works can be productive.
It is a powerful time of transformation and expansion – though it may not seem that way. dig deep, or pierce the wounds .. clear the hole of clutter, and dross, and drain puss from old wounds.. Let it all heal.. and ready the ground and plant new seeds and dreams. These will grow into glorious new tall trees… Their roots will go deep..as their branches will spread far and wide.. beyond th small horizons you were ever used to before.
Bright Stellar Blessings
Author, Teacher, AstroMage.
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Hard to believe month of March is drawing to a close in 5 days.. Much has been happening. Just glancing at transits/ aspects.. I notice today we have had an aspect of Mercury-semisquare-Jupiter.. Perhaps some grumbles in thought processes or conversations about whats coming over the Horizon? Tomorrow Mercury-semisquares-Pluto.. I’d say despite initial stresses, listen to intuition, and especially for small things bubbling upto surface from deep within. Some secrets and manipulations might crack open.. which will be a good thing.
Then for 28th, 29th & 31st – some good aspects..
Venus-trines-Jupiter – most beneficial 2 planets forming the most beneficial d aspect. Please be ready to make use of potentials..rather than be stuck with negative-spirals.. or you’ll miss it. I can’t `stress’ this enough. Beneficial aspects are like lottery wins.. You have to remember to cash the ticket in..or that win is lost.
Venus-trine-Pluto is another brilliant one. Make or accept small changes that can have profound effects in relationships, partnerships, romance, wealth.. not to mention the arts and all things ruled by Venus. This is a highly transformative aspect.. Don’t waste it.
Mars-conjuncts-Saturn. : People or entities of authority will push forward with some assertive or militant plans. If you are the one in charge, push forward with your plans. It’s also a bit like a young warrior (mars) working with an old teacher/ politician. The future plans are in motion..
In early April, we come under the influence of the spectacular Jupiter-Trine-Pluto.. Well, it happens 3 times this year, and we are..as a collective, already under this brewing energy for some weeks now.. I’ll say more in another post ..soon.
Astro-climate: Next 3 weeks of thrills, spills and Towers falling!
We are currently under a few powerful astrological transits involving the shocks & surprises planet Uranus…who is retrograding..! On Monday Venus trine Uranus. Today Mars-trine-Uranus. On Friday few hours before new moon in Virgo, Sun trines Uranus. Then on sunday Mercury trines Uranus (while Venus trines Saturn).
Next 2 week there’s a mixture of trines, oppositions and squares.. So these coming 3 weeks is going to rattle us all over the place.. This weeks’ Uranus aspects are all trines..positive..but Uranus is going retrograde. So I get the feeling of Towers falling.. !!
In the immediate moment, what surfaces might feel shocking and painful…but because the aspects are trines, I do believe that it’s all going to be necessary evil/ good..for a better future. Lance to boil sort of thing..
I started to feel tremors in my own life some week back..and certainly…in last few days.. (aspects seem to hit me a few days in advance…probably cos I try to get ahead as an astrologer but they get me anyway…or maybe it’s their way of alerting me.. by putting me through the ringer first.. And what happens is I slowly `stabilise’ and can then hold the fort..for all around me..or write stuff like this..).
I’ll try and give it time to write about each of those aspects coming up over next few weeks.. (come back to this same blog post- I’ll edit it with more specific details soon).
Sun sextiles Uranus at 7.55am.
Venus conjuncts Saturn at 10.52am.
get to it people…It’s both good.. !! Don’t bother even asking to which signs are these good.. Stars and planets are for everyone.. in some shape or form..
But if you must know..
Sun in Aquarius.. links with Uranus ..ruler of Aquarius..and currently in Aries.
Venus ruler of Taurus & Libra is in Capricorn, linking to Saturn ruler of Capricorn who is currently in Capricorn.
So those are the signs who are going to the bank to cash in on this free lottery wins.. but rest of us can get 2nd or 3rd or the 300th prize wins too..
so now you know…mix it up and magic the shit out of your crazy life for some great positive energies..
ps. Don’t bother reading some extended astro forecasts elsewhere; This is the essentials as it is.. everything else is dressing up …and you don’t need that.. Makem up your own minds.. That after all is the freedom of Uranus coming at you..
Jovial Transits in 2018 (that’s Jupiter stuff!!) – part1
Well I meant to do this last week..but didn’t and have missed mentioning some brilliant Jupiter aspects / transits already..but here goes..
Basically looking at the ephemeris for any big aspects between social/ transpersonal / outer planets.. I noticed that in 2018, Jupiter is the one dominating it in this respect.
here’s an incomplete list..covering first few months.. (have’t completed my studies on this).
It all started when i was 7..
No ..with the 7th seal..
On the 7th January 2018, the first of the Jupiter aspects took place.. (Mars conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio – which in the old days was ruled by Mars.. ). I managed to do some number-square-candle magic with a cauldron of natural spring water in it.. and it was actually very powerful.. (more on that another time).
8th jan- Sun sextiled Jupiter; 🙂 Venus sextiled Jupiter. 🙂
14th Jan- well..bit of a sharp one with Mercury semi-squirting Jupiter
And this night (16th January) at 4:13am, Jupiter-sextiles-Pluto ..Yeap! And it’s going to repeat this (retrograde motion and all) on 14th April, and then for a 3rd and final time on 12th September..!!
25th jan- mercury sextiles Jupiter.
13th March – Jupiter Trines Sun. 🙂 Very good one.
14th March – Jupiter- semi-square-Saturn (only tough aspect in 2018 to occur between 2 larger planets).
zipping forward, 17th April- Venus trines Pluto (nothing t do with Jupiter.. but it’s a highly positive aspect).
20th May- BIG one.. Jupiter(R) trines Neptune (2nd time..as first time was in 2017). This will happen again for a 3rd time on 19th August (Jupiter is direct by then).
1st June- Venus- trines- Jupiter (yikes…can it get that good? 2 of the most benefic planets smoochin it up!)
What;s it all mean?
well. I only know what goes on when they hit me first.. about 24 hrs before it happens.. It’s why my forecasts are last-minute 😉 If they don’t talk to me..I don’t write forecasts..
Am more of an AstroMage.. I do ritual magic at astrologically opportune moments to stellar engineer my life..
(Damn it I’ve just given away my best secret…blooming Jupiter-Pluto thinggy!!)
so what will I be doing at 4.13am? it starts with an S..
Sex?…Sleep?..Star-Magic? have a guess! Am giving away all my secrets in one post ya know.. 8-|
ps. below is an art work I painted using a graphics software 🙂
Hi all.. following the Solar Eclipse, I’ve decided to be more regular with my astrology forecast blogs…starting with this one. No long spiels…no fancy graphics..Just simple words of suggestions 🙂 here goes:
Yesterday, retrograding Saturn went DIRECT in Sagittarius. No doubt Capricorns (ruled by Saturn) and Sagittarians (where Saturn is transiting now) will be very relieved to hear it. After all it’s been going on since early Apri’17. This saturn-direct is a very good news indeed for all ..and especially for those 2 signs. If you’ve felt held in place and as if your nose was rubbed against matters you rather not have given attention to.. and learn what needs learning.. you’ll now feel released to forge ahead forward with inner strength and stability gained over last 4-5 months.
Today (26th August’17) Venus (love, romance, luxury, arts & beauty) has arrived in the flamboyant sign of Leo (which recently hosted 2 consecutive new moons and a total Solar Eclipse to boot!);
This evening Sun conjuncts retrograde-Mercury (in Virgo) – which might be a sharpness of the mind and welcome relief under the otherwise mercury-retrograde period – a case of mind & self being as one.
Tomorrow there’s a very good Jupiter-Sextile-Saturn taking place – powers of widening horizons bending with long term stabilising influences of Saturn (added factor of Saturn actually being in the sign of Sagittarius which is ruled by Jupiter).
All in all.. it’s gotta be a good few days..after the recent disruptions..especially of the venus-squaring-with Uranus disruption that probably clouded everyone on all day Thursday?!
Now is a good time to catch up on roads not taken..and checking or laying foundations…for better futures.
be brave…make those decisions you are stalling on.. and take those steps…!!
We’ve already had the Aquarian partial Lunar Eclipse (7th Aug) & Perseid meteor showers (12th Aug). A total Solar Eclipse (in Leo) is coming on 21st August, and we are now 3 days into Mercury retrograde (started Sunday 13th Aug) in the sign of Leo..and will continue till 5th September’17.
Already I have witnessed quite a lot of energy & activation, disruptions & disharmony!
Am mindful that when major planetary transits bring about these sort of energies, they are merely pointing to areas in our lives that require willful attention & decluttering, and ultimately deconstructions of old Towers!
Only then can we move better towards goals, aims and fulfilment of our destinies, set by a blend of Fates & Free Will.
Hi all….in case you are all wondering about this great big T-square in the sky.. here are the details . Full moon at 11.34am GMT (in Moon’s own sign of Cancer, with Sun in opposite sign..Capricorn). Add to this the planet Jupiter in Libra that is squaring The Sun and squaring The Moon.. (in fact the full moon occurs after the squares have culminated)..
Normally the day/ night before the full moon is quite intense and magical for many people.. a case of the personal `cauldron reaching boil’ ..energies rising to the surface.. culminating etc.. And as it’s actually an opposition (Sun opposing Moon *is* what produces the Full moon after all)…energies are pulling us in opposite directions.. (It’s why full moons are said to bring out the crazy side of things!)
Add to that the effect of the 2nd biggest stellar object of the Solar system – Jupiter – forming squares which create a lot of dynamic energies… (following oppositions, squares are the 2nd most stressful aspect any 2 planets can form!).. you can see why the last 24 hours and indeed the hours leading upto this T-square is being highly tense, dynamic, stressful and probably creative and productive too 🙂
By tomorrow evening (thursday evening) though the moon may seem bright and full in the sky, the `energies’ of this T-square will be slowly reducing..
Signs deeply affected:
Leo (ruled by Sun), Cancer (ruled by moon), Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter), Capricorn (Sun is here now), Cancer (double-whammy- moon is here now), Libra (Jupiter is here now).
Of course we are all affected.. because at least 2-3 parts of each of our natal chart will be influenced by these planetary aspects.