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.
Less than 3 days to go..for the culmination of an intense stressful aspect that has been influencing many of us for the past few weeks..! Yes, we have already been in the grips of this one.. !
Powerful yet small planet(oid) Pluto ..currently transiting the sign of Capricorn, is being opposed by usually jovial Jupiter which is retrograding in the water sign of Cancer! This aspect will reach its intense culmination on Friday 31st January 2014..around about 9.15am (gmt) in the morning.. So the night of 30th is probably the one that we all have to ensure the most!!
Oppositions are stressful.. where energies of the opposing planets clash..! It doesn’t matter which side you are on.. you are going to feel the opposition..from the other side.. !
The signs mostly affected will be Sagittarius & Scorpios.. and also Cancerians & Capricorns.
In this case, energies of Jupiter- expansions, wisdom, generosity, law, exploring distant horizons or cultures..are going to be challenged…as will that of Pluto – power, sexual urges, secret desires, compulsions, obsessions! This intense jarring will result in side effects such as over-indulgence, gambling, need for exercising power and manipulating others, sexual obsessions or perversions, experimenting with the occult, magic or spells..and so on!
Do not gamble with other people’s money.. Do guard against secrets spilling out.. and do not probe into others’ secrets…!
How to navigate this difficult time? Well, am sure you already have been.. as these frustrating energies have been building up..! Oppositions can only be resolved by compromises and perhaps even some sacrifices..! The saving grace can come from the beneficial qualities of the planets involved…such as farsight, wisdom, deeper understanding of human nature, and perhaps some travels..
Pluto symbolises transformation.. Jupiter symbolises higher learning.! Use those key qualities for resolutions.. Also utilise the energies of the signs..where the oppositions are taking place..
Compromise means not just giving up a little of your own needs, wants and demands, but also understanding..and even taking on the qualities and suggestions of the opposing forces! In other words, allow some of the opposing energies to permeate you…and become part of you.. !
Then, true transformation takes place!
There is one big good news.. On the same day, Venus ..which has been going retrograde, goes Direct! That’s going to be good…for all things ruled by Venus.. from romances, relationships, arts and finances..! 🙂
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A Full moon in the sign of Cancer..brewing now.. !
It will have culminated by 4.52am (gmt) today (16th January 2014)..
The moon rules the sign of Cancer..and this is a Full moon.. So for all Moon-worshippers, this one is very special.. and more so for those who have Cancer as their Moon-sign.. That’s their lunar birthday!! (except it happens every month..when moon returns to same spot as it was at time of birth…But a full moon on same spot will highlight many of that house position..)
For all of you – Psychic sensitivity, emotional bubbling, mood swings, being touchy..as well as feelings of the past, thoughts of the mother, home, and evoked sense of nurturing..are likely! Well, some of it…will be relevant to some of you..!!
Astrology is not always about `bad news’ – and here’s some excellent ones.. !
Mercury has been retrograding since late June’13 and today comes to be stationary in Cancer…and starts going direct! This is good.. in case you have been one of those millions pf people experiencing wrangles in life, missed opportunities, arguments, mental stress, conflicts…as well as issues with contracts, communications, and even the odd squabbles with your siblings!
All that should be clearing away here onwards..! Commercial ventures can go forward. Those teething internet problems can disappear.. and hopefully even the local trains and buses will run on time..
From the graphics here, you can see that…Mercury ..although going direct now…has some days too go..before it gets to the spot in Cancer it was…before it started going backwards! So between now (21st July) and about 4th August, there’ll be time to start resolving those matters.. clearing up issues that have come up in the past 3-4 weeks.. before making new progress!
That’s not all the good news..!
We have already experienced the grand trine between Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune.. Now it’s the turn for Mars…which will form (later today) trines with Saturn and Neptune..! And in 2 days, Mars will also conjunct with Jupiter..
The key points to focus..are the symbolisms of Saturn (authority, parental issues, long term plans and structures, material security), Neptunian matters (dreams, ideals, psychology, inner beauty, intuition & psychic matters), and of course Jovial (Jupiter) qualities.. such as expanding horizons, exploring religion, law, philosophy, higher education.. and so on. All these energies become connected to Aries people..through these aspects so it’s there…Just `tune in’ and be positive!
This is good for Aries people..who may have started to wonder ..in the past few days.. why things suddenly got bad to worse for them …despite feeling edgy for 3 weeks.. under the influence of mercury retro. That’s because Uranus just started retrograding in Aries few days ago…and will do so for 5 months.. (see next blog post on this)
the trines & Conjunction Mars forms will give Aries people a boots.. Main thing is to store up that boots and positivity..so that even when the gets rough for the next few months.. you’ll know it will all change..!
Here are some astrology-based graphics to mark Midsummer solstice today! (21st June 2013).
Everyone seems to celebrate the Sun rise (which is at 3.43 am GMT in London).. I suppose it marks the beginning of the longest day…But for me more important is the fact that Sun enters the sign of Cancer at 5.04am gmt….which marks the moment of Summer Solstice!
Also everyone seem to think about woods, stonehenges and great bonfires….but tend to forget…this is the day that the Sun enters Cancer…and Cancer is a water sign..and more significantly…the `home grounds’ of the Moon! So it’s a day when Sun enters the house of the Moon! In my view, it’s a day to be by the Sea… and think deeply (!) about how the masculine firey energy of the Sun is interacting with the feminine energy!
Happy Summer Solstice
ps. I will be creating more of these astro-graphics …just for fun 🙂 (never really thought about it all these years..till now! Must be the whole Sun entering my moon-sign triggering it.. 😉
The triple Eclipse set is over, so is the 3rd phase of the Uranus-square-Pluto (4 more to go between now and 2015!).. so is everything going to be okay now?
Well, the good thing about cycles…of planets circling around the Sun .. is that whatever challenging astrological transits that are going on will clear up, as planets move on..and they will form much more harmonious and helpful aspects. The bad thing – cycles have a way of repeating! Not quite in the same way, but they do!
Here’s what’s going on at the moment with the Planets — their movements through signs and how it may affect those signs!
Mercury effect on Gemini, Cancer & Virgo
Mercury moved into Cancer on 31st May – so Gemini’s & Virgo’s will feel a shift now, perhaps even getting sensitive. But along with it may come intuition and maternal or nurturing instincts (Cancerian qualities). (Gemini’s have had mercury in their own sign for a month.. but that huge positive boost now reduces..and hopefully Gemini’s made use of it and stocked up!).
Cancerians will get the influence of Mercury – so they may start to (already) feel their mental faculties sharpening up – new agreements or contracts may surface.. as will lines of communication, commerce and short distance travel.
Mercury retrograde – warning for all- This starts on 27th June and goes on till 21st July.. So during that we all should take extra care- Back up hard drives, clarify agreements and don’t fuel arguments or mis-communications.. (during that time!) During that time, Cancerians may experience those kind of effects more…so do watch out for depressive thoughts. Remember – Cycles! It will turn upwards afterwards!
Venus effect on Cancer
Few days ago (3rd June), Venus also changed signs.. going from Gemini and into Cancer! Now Venus is a `watery’ planet and as it enters Cancer ( a water sign) this is a rather harmonious merger of their energies. Cancerians are going to get the benefits of Venus in their sign till 28th June.. What does Venus bring? Come on – do I have to spell it out? Okay I will – Possibilities of romantic fulfillment, some additional wealth or money, brilliant social life.. that sort of thing 🙂
Of course Libras & Taureans – ruled by Venus are going to get the energies of Cancer rubbing on them!
Jupiter effect on Cancer
On 26th June, after a year of being in Gemini (and giving Geminis a lot of new landscapes, opportunities, wisdom, expansions and such) ..jovial Jupiter leaves Gemini…and enters the sign of Cancer! And it will stay there for a year now! So this is a big shift for Cancerians.. coming up at the end of June.. And all those qualities I just mentioned are going to be at the doorstep of Cancerians.. Yes, it’s going to be one brilliant month for Cancerians…that will start off a brilliant expansive year for them!
And whatever House position in your chart falls in the sign of Cancer is going to light up for a year.. (it will be one of the 12 house positions… ruling Identity, Finances, career, work, romance, relationship etc..)
Mars effect on Gemini’s
Well, if all that `Jupiter is leaving, Venus is leaving, Mercury has left’ news is making Gemini’s rather down.. you shouldn’t! Mars entered Gemini at the beginning of June..and will be there till 13th July’13. Mars as you know brings assertive firey energy .. to get things done! In this case, it may also bring male energy in to the lives of some Gemini’s …in one form or another…perhaps with it some natural sexual urges! 😉 Sudden developments are likely when Mars in Gemini sextiles Uranus (I’ll say more about transits in another blog. So tune in again next week ).
Neptune retrograde – affecting Pisceans
On 7th June’13, Neptune, currently transiting through the sign of Pisces (Neptune rules that sign) starts to go retrograde..and will do so for a few months to come (till 14th November’13). This is not going to be an easy 5 months for Pisceans. At about the same time, factors that have the Neptune rulership in the world (oil, the human dreams & collectives, escapism tendencies, secret addictions ) are going to get that focus!
Saturn continues to be retrograding through Scorpio.
So Scorpios should be focusing on the lessons in life.. or the Saturnian task master will be making your lives hard indeed. Capricorns ..ruled by Saturn will be continuing to have a trying time.. that is actually working to go deep and transform some underlying layers of their personalities, behaviours, and experiences. Stay with it.. This hard phase will be over by mid-July (Saturn goes direct on 8th July 2013)!
That’s about it for this blog.
I’ll sit down to do my usual `highlighting the specific dates & signs’ for the actual transits (good/ bad stuff) in a blog next time..:-)
Here’s a thing – of you are worried about what’s been going on or what’s about to go on.. astrologically, feel free to contact me.. with any questions you may have…and I’ll see if I can shed some astro-light on your situation.