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.
Good news! Venus arrives in Sagittarius from 18th October ..and stays for a month or so. 🙂 Bound to be very good for..eh Sagittarians, Taureans & Librans. There’s bounds to be a definite energy of love, affection, beauty, freedom, luxury and abundance! As everyone knows, the Archers are known for their impulse, jollities and flirtatious inclinations. 🙂 That combined with the energy of venus (Aphrodite) is going to make this a special 3-4 weeks..
Sagittarians have had a few years of holding their nose to the grindstone..what with tough taskmaster Saturn in their sign.. (It will continue for at least 1 more year).. but during this Venus-visit, that energy will soften..and Saggys will find their old charm surfacing..
Well, I myself am rather hoping for it all to be true..
Taureans and Librans are going to benefit from the Saggy energy/ qualities.. the thrill of distant horizons, impulsiveness, taking some risks, farsights, generosity are just some of those energies coming at them.
You all know ..I don’t do long complicated forecasts.. I give you the bare bones..and let your own intuition fill up the substance. So here we go..with a very sharp, painful one coming up..where you’ll be locking horns, and breaking a few (some yours too).
If you are already feeling push & pulls, facing some hard knocks & impending doom (lessons in disguise), wrangles with the system or authority figures, fighting some personal shadows & demons within, struggling with some sort of excessiveness, lack of growth or expansions, even failed gambles & risks..
..well.. you and everyone – especially Sagittarians, Capricorns & Virgos- are under the influence of this hard aspect that has been brewing for a while now..and is about to reach its intensity on 26th May 2016 (tomorrow, as I write this).
Jupiter is squaring (up) with Saturn!
Hang in there…keep being open to lessons that are in disguise.. don’t give into fears, deal with them, but stand your ground, be firm & assertive too..and above all do that thing that most Sagittarians do (a quality we can all use at a time like this).. Be Optimistic! Have Faith!!
It may take a few days to reel and recover from this… and start assimilating the energies and insights (for God’s sake.. don’t forget the sharp insights that are coming up!!)
Bright Stellar Blessings
ps. stay tuned to my blogs, as I step up to do more regular astrology forecasts and blogs…(like I used to..! ) Oh yeah..I have my lessons to learn and my own shadows to face too 🙂
The world gets excited when there are two full moons in the same calendar month, and call it a Blue Moon. But the calendars we we use are arbitrary.. Supposing the first full moon is on 2nd day of a month and next one (blue moon) 31st of same month..and some new government or Emperor decides to re-adjust the calendar.. ? for example say it ends on 30th of that month and next month starts day after? What would have been 31st (same month) will now be the 1st day of the next month.. and what would have been a Blue moon ..now is not!
So I have always disliked anything that goes by man-made calendars! And I prefer stellar cycles and patterns..
So I started coining up / use phrases and concepts like `Astrological Blue moon / true blue moon’ (and even Indigo moon…but that’s about 2 New moons in same sign!)
So tomorrow we have a full moon – in 1 degree in the sign of Sagittarius. Then 30 days later we have another full moon , at 29 degrees in Sagittarius -= which becomes the `true Blue Moon’ !!
That one also happens to be on the eve before Midsummer, when (esoteric) powers of the Sun are at a maximum..
Intuition tells me it’s going to be one powerful (Sagittarius) Blue moon on 20th May 2016.
The good thing about Blue moons..is that we get the energy of the same-ign full moon twice in the same year (and don’t have to wait a whole year for it again). So start doing some magical work (related) on this full moon tomorrow..and complete it 30 days later on the Blue moon 🙂
The Eclipses are coming! Are you ready for the deeper magical work and to stellar engineer your lives? Well, let me kick this off with a basic infographics, showing the times/ dates and types of eclipses that will be occurring in March 2016 and September 2016. I’ll be collating and sharing (blogging) astronomy graphics, animations, as well as my own astrology charts for the date/time of each Eclipse ..(check my blog http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net over the next few days/ weeks).
ps. For those interested, my books on Eclipse Magic are available to buy as pdf from my own sites, or as e-books or print-books from amazon. here’s the link to all that stuff Eclipse Magic website
Hoorah! Mercury goes direct tonight around 21:50hrs gmt! 🙂
It started retrograding on 6th January, at 1’Aquarius, slipped back into Capricorn and got to 14’Capricorn.. Tonight he goes direct..and will reach Aquarius again on 14th Feb..and back to where it was on 15th Feb.
So the review & re-discovery time is now concluding…and renewing and re-directing begins for the next 20 days..
Where were you (internally, mindfully) on 5th January? Think back to it…and do things different now.. so that when that same turning point happens in 20 days time…it’s not your path anymore..and that you are on a parallel route (for a short while) but heading in a different motorway
Hi all.. Astrological aspects for the coming week..and there are some big ones.. (Don’t forget new moon on 13th oct in Libra). Libra is also where Mercury has been retrograding ..and is just about to go direct this afternoon..(few hours from now).
Bright Stellar Blessings.
ps. Haven’t done this in a while.. and with the Mercury about to go direct (in an important sector of my own chart).. it seems the path is clearing fo me too.. Yes, the Stars affect even us Astrologers.. no matter how much well prepared we are.. we are all at their mercy!
Today sees the beginning of the annual Pluto retrograde! And I got thinking (late last night) that it was when Pluto began transiting my sign (few decades ago now – go on figure it out) that I began to study astrology much more seriously, and started attending classes and so on. Anyway, for months (or years?) I had been wanting to create a visual aid to see all the Retrograde motions of planets on a chart wheel. (never seen one before).. so after a morning of hard work (manually putting every line, every letter and so on on a graphic, using data from the Ephemeris)…here we are! 🙂
Retrograde motions of Planets in 2015, the durations and zodiac positions (click picture for hi-res image)
.I will return to this blog to start writing in all the details, tables and so on.. but for now – Breakfast calls (at 2.25pm!). I’ve earned it, don’t you think? 🙂