Venus goes direct today in Libra! So that’s great for all Librans & Taureans. BUT Mecury who has been in Sagittarius starts retrograde today…and will do so till 7th December. So that’s difficult 3 weeks for Sagittarians, Geminis and Scorpios.
During this retrograde period, Mercury will slip back into Scorpio on 1st December and keep going retro till 7th Dec..
ps. Sagittarians will have it tough between 17th Nov – 1st Dec. Then then it eases up. On 13th December, direct-Mercury re-enters Sagittarius.. But as that’s direct, Saggies get a chance to sort things proactively any issues that surface between next 2 weeks. Just be relieved that because of the Mercury slip back into Scorpio, Saggies don’t get the full 3 weeks of tough-love from this merc-retro period.
Jupiter & Venus are said to be the most beneficial planets of all..and they conjunct today at 08:15am (GMT / UT) in the sign of Scorpio.
Internet is buzzing with posts about observing this – here’s some clear info.
Jupiter & venus will be rising very close in the East at 5:58am GMT. (if you are facing East, it will be to the right of East). They will be very close to one another but the actual conjunction is at 8:15am. So you might think you have from 5:58 am to 8,15am to watch this. But No! Sunrise (in London) is at 7:11am. That’s also in the East and even before the sun rises..the light of brightening eastern horizon will start to be so string that compared to this pre-sunrise light, the little dots of Jupiter & venus will not be seen. (you don’t see stars in day time for same reason.. sunlight drowns it out!)
So to be safe, I’d say you have between 5.58am and about 6.30am to spot the Venus & Jupiter conjunction.
As you know Jupiter rules Sagittarius , and Venus rules Taurus & Libra. So people of these signs will have the biggest impact from this beneficial aspect. Oh..and Scorpios…whose sign is where all this is happening.
To be honest..because 2 of the most beneficial planets are involved, everyone is going to be positively aided by this stellar blessings…if you are open, optimistic and willing to receive that (traits of sagittarius there!).
Check your own birth charts..and look at the spot of 7’32” Scorpio.. that’s where this is happening.. See what house that falls in..that’s the sector of your life that will feel gain the most from this..(ie health, self, wealth, work, romance, career, friends etc..).
Folks..there is a marvelous astrological opportunity coming up! In particular, a powerful Mercury-trine-Pluto aspect. What is brilliant is, as Mercury is currently retrograding, it forms this aspect..once..then starts to go direct..so forms the aspect again the next day!
Today begins Jupiter retrograde motion in the Sign of Leo! This transit will go on from 8th December 2015 (about 22 degrees Leo) to 7th April 2015 (down to 12 degrees of Leo). The influence of this will be deeply felt by all Leos (where this transit is taking place) and definitely for all Sagittarians (who are ruled by Jupiter..which is undergoing this retrograde motion).
People become uneasy that everything is going to come to a standstill when a retrograde motion occurs (a visual observation from Earth…as the planets don’t `actually’ go backwards!).
In part, it is true that may new ventures may not take off as well as they could in these times…but many other roads not taken, opportunities untapped, plans that stunted, hopes that failed, doors that seemed closed…all change – during this period, for all of you!
I say all of you, because ..even though the key players here are Jupiter and the sign Leo.. that sign is going to be a house-position for everyone.. For some it will be the first house..or second, or third..and so on…one or the other, to 12th house. And so for you…even if you are not a Leo or a Sagittarian, it is still going to influence a particular part of your life health, wealth, self-image, career, work, relationships, spirituality, social status, sex life, family life..and so on.. though not in that order).
Of course …on certain days when Jupiter makes other positive or difficult aspects with other planets (during this period) intense influences will take place.. And of course, other planets are going to be going retrograde..or forward too.. There’s always so much going on in the Heavens (astrology).
I’ll do my best to keep you abreast of these good and difficult aspects & transits.. (subscribe to these blogs so you don’t miss out)!
Bright Stellar Blessings
ps. Soon, I will be writing about the many aspects, transits and eclipses taking place in 2015. I will also be doing my annual `Christmas astrology’ (forecasts for the next few weeks..!) 🙂
As I write this (1am British Summer Time) on 29th May’14, the challenging Sun-Square-Neptune has culminated. I wanted to warn people of this aspect brewing..but kept delaying and quite simply was feeling a lack of motivation and lethargy (if that is the right word, and it’s not). Or perhaps procrastinating is a better word. No, feeling confused and a bit lost is even a better description.
Why am I rambling about my own predicaments? Well, those are the very things you may also have been feeling for the past few days – due to this very challenging aspect. It’s not one that causes a lot of stress by conflicting stimuli. No..this one is more about confusion, inner chaos, juggling a variety of avenues and options and loosing the energy to do anything along the way.
When Neptune aspects are involved these are likely to be the case..and when the Sun is the other astrological influence, well, that’s about the Self and personal energies, identity, health and so on.
Thankfully, it’s finished.. and I write this, after a bit of time in the garden, doing some quiet breathing of the cold, still midnight air, while standing barefoot on damp grass and earth!
Were you not reading the above? It’s about confusion and lack of energy.
And what better way than to re-attune with the stellar energies, ground and recharge the self, and gain an inner sense of calm and balance 🙂
There, not only are you getting an astrology blog, but also an esoteric one with magical/ meditative suggestions.. and I;ve done that by talking about me, as an example.
And now the good news.. In a few hours, Venus is arriving at Taurus – and for those not clear, let me say Venus is coming into one of the signs that she rules.. And we all know some qualities of Venus, don’t we..? Yes, affection, love, bit of wealth, social niceties.. And we also know a bit about Taurus don’t we.. ? Yes, affection, luxury, bit of stubbornness, sensuality.. So all in all, that’s going to be good for.. affectionate things, loving encounters, bit of wealth making or reveling in luxury. 🙂
(Not quite the style of astrology forecast you had come to expect from me, is it?) 🙂 That;s because things must change, and I am making an effort.
Remember that Sun-square-Neptune? That represents personal chaos and confusion. And if you are to come out of that with wisdom, you have to make changes – do things different, reduce your multitude of options by either actioning some, or letting go of some options and avenues..
There is one further god news.. Mercury is arriving in Cancer soon.. (hours). Sign change for Mercury means a bit if mind-change for us all.. And this one focuses our minds on sensitive issues, homely ones or ones that nurture young people.
One slightly bad news..(sorry).. In a few days, Mercury will begin retrograding..
So watch the patterns and problems that may brew in the next 5 days..and then remain calm for a further 3 weeks.. and then, take wise action on those issues that surface..
I’ll do another specific blog just on the Mercury retrograde coming up.
There is another good news..The month ends with a fortunate trine between the Sun and Mars. Geminis’ Leos, Aries and Librans stand to become energised by this directly.. Rest of you will be presented with good opportunities.. Use your head, think not with your heart but follow the Gut instincts ..and to quote one superhero, `Flame on!”
Here’ a game that all can play.. one that feeds positivity..and creates forecasts that can be helpful to all..
Here’s the graphics of the Moon- Pluto -Venus…of the Grand trine coming up today/ tomorrow.
Here’s the task. How many good sentences can you construct with these groups of words? Condition is that you must use one word from each of the 3 points.. I’ll start off..
“This is an opportunity to transform the past with Love”
“Follow your intuition, and create wealth, using your hidden powers and skills..”
By the way, feel free to use other words/ qualities associated with each of these planets… It’s all good.. as long as you make positive statements…that give hope to your self and others! 🙂
ps. This I think is my 300th blog post. Thank you all for your continued readership.. There’s been quite a bit of astrology in my blog lately.. If that is good, let me know…and if you like me to cover more of the other topics…do let me know too.. ( I hope to do more on magic & esoteric topics again.. soon ).
Can you sense it already in the air.. that crisp gritty aggressive undercurrents.. prodding and poking at you? Or are you already facing some sort of relationship crisis? I’ll explain why..and more importantly..when it will start to clear up (Hope is so important!! It’s why I do these free astro-forecasts!)
By now, am sure you are aware that we’ve had a grand trine.. between Jupiter-Neptune-Saturn….and another grand trine between Mars-Saturn-Neptune.. That culminated last week on 20th July..at about 4 degrees of the relevant signs (Cancer – Pisces & Scorpio – all water signs).
Now, between Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th July, we will be under the beneficial influences of another grand trine.. that occurs between the Moon – Venus – Pluto (which are in the signs of Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn..respectively- all Earth signs!).
Here are the exact times (all GMT)
29/7 Moon -trine Venus 21:48 hrs
Moon- trine- Pluto 23:17 hrs
30/7 Venus – trine – Pluto 12:52 hrs
As you may know, trines are highly beneficial aspects.. that provide potential for very good things.. and these ones involve a Venus (love, relationship, wealth, arts, beauty..), Moon (feelings, moods, nurturing, intuition..) and Pluto (intensity, transformation, sex, power..). So put all that together..and ahem.. it’s going to build up to a very powerful, transformative time…for any one of these areas (ones in bracket).
But you may have noticed…I used the word `wrangle’ in the title.. So what’s that all about then?
Well.. `before’ we can get to the transformative time.. there are…unfortunately…a few other `sharp’ aspects taking place…some of which involve Venus..and others involve Mars.
Here are the details..
26th – Venus -sextile- Saturn (fairly good…long term matters)
-Venus-opposition- Neptune (conflicts in place… escapism tendencies.. some dissolution of matters may occur. needs compromise for anything to work.. or matters just go on..)
27th – Mars- opposition to Pluto ( conflicts again.. tendency for aggression.. seeking control…power-play.. all very intense! )
28th – Venus- sextile- Jupiter ( fairly good.. soothes the previous few sharp wounds.. Be generous.. !)
29th – 30th Grand trine of Venus-Pluto Accidents possible…so be careful..-Moon (as discussed in previous section above).
1st Aug- Mars -square- Uranus ( yes…a sting in the tail.. Just when matters seem to be getting better.. there’ll be a twist.. an aggressive or assertive one.. sudden! Accidents possible.. )
2nd Aug- venus -sextile- Mars ( fairly good… see below)
The previous grand trine involved ..among other planets, Mars.. and Martian energies and influences continue even through out these periods… It is as if the masculine factors and energies were put through trials and tribulations.. (especially for Aries..and Cancerians who are hosting Mars in their sign). But it involved emotions (as it took place in water signs).
The next grand trine involves Venus.. feminine energies and principles come under trials & intense transformations.. (involves earthy practical solutions and thoughts for resolution to occur ..in matters of relationships.. personal, business or pleasure! ).
Notice how Pluto is touching on both Mars and Venus separately.. and not just nicely..but sharply..and intrusively (squares & Oppositions). It is prodding.. poking.. probing…asking you to go deeper …to the truth and heart of matters…so that revelations..and changes can take place.. It is painful shedding skin.. but it is a necessary pain for the sake of growth and new skin!
You may think it’s easier for me to sit here and write these forecasts.. But believe me, I am as scratched and touched by these matters as you an anyone else is..and is going to be.
Both you and I must now follow the energies…cosmic influences.. and navigate wisely and carefully ..during the coming week or so.. and then…by 4th August.. as Mercury reaches the position it was a month ago, we will have made progress! There will be a further prodding on 7th August..but I;ll come to that next week..
For now.. let’s be ready to face the Venusian grand trine.. and the relationship wrangles
On this day (8th July 2013), we have a Dark Moon/ New moon in Cancer, Saturn that has been retrograding for 5+ months goes direct in the watery and intense sign of Scorpio, , and there is a wonderful Venus-trine-Uranus aspect. (Venus in Leo, Uranus in Aries…both fire signs).
All these are brilliant astrological influences..
Key words to bear in mind are new beginings on sentimental and home fronts, issues of long term plans and struggles with authority or parents easing up and progressing… and unexpected leisure, romantic or social matters. (No doubt the heat wave in London will have fueled many a social encounters.. already !)
If you are a Sagittarian or a Gemini, this is going to affect you the most!
Tomorrow, Thursday 4th October, around 13:17hrs gmt, Jupiter – the biggest planet in the Solar System – begins its retrograde motion!
Jupiter arrived in the sign of Gemini on the 12th June’12, and has been imparting much of its jovial, expansive energies for all Geminians. But as is normal for all planets every year, Jupiter now starts to go `backwards’ .
Retrograde (planetary backward motion) explained
(an optical illusion of what we see from planet Earth, when we observe other planets. It’s a bit similar to being in a train and watching another train on the other track…both going forward, but at some point, if your train is going faster, then the other one looks like it’s going backwards. Well, that’s what retrograde motions are. The planets are not really going backwards. It seems that way. Nevertheless, astrologically, this does influence the people!)
Jupiter’s retrograde duration
Jupiter begins its retrograde on 4th October, and will continue `going backwards’ till 30th January 2013. That’s a good 4 months!!
This is going to affect Geminis, who will have to take stock of all the exuberant positive expansions they have been undertaking, and review some of the recent changes. It has been like starving for so long, and someone gave you the key to a fabulous kitchen. Gemini’s have been feasting …too fast too much may be. So some of that may now be creating indigestion. It’s time to slow down a bit, and deal with the challenges of indulgence. Don’t worry though, nothing difficult will arise.. you just have to slow and consolidate for the next 4 months.
Jupiter rules the jolly jovial zodiac sign of Sagittarius. So when Jupiter begins a retrograde emotion for the next 4 months, that is going to impact on the Archers – no escaping this!
When Jupiter was in the earthy sign of Taurus for a year or so (part of last year and till 12th June..earlier this year), Sagittarians have been (no doubt) feeling rather grounded, and `forced’ to deal with so many practical things. So when Jupiter entered the air sign of Gemini, it was literally like a breath of fresh air…time to throw away the heavy boots, and skip, bounce and run..or rather get into a frantic phase of wheeling & dealing, cooking enterprises & commerce, beginning to look at distant horizons..
But now, after about 3+ mont,s it’s time to slow down a bit, and look at some missed side roads – that may well turn out to be leading to other horizons, or pick up things you’ve dropped along the way in your hurry to travel far and fast!
Mars, Mercury & Sun in sagittarius- coming to help
This does not have to be a difficult time for Sagittarians. In a few days (7th Oct’12) firey planet Mars enters the sign of the Archer and stays till 16th Nov’12. That’s new energy coming in…as well as initiatives. And between 29th Oct-13th Oct (and 11th Dec-31st Dec) ..Mercury the cosmic messenger is also in this sign. And of course, between 22 Nov- 21st Dec, the mighty Sun is coming for the annual power-boost for Sagittarians!
What’s ahead is a brilliant time…Start consolidating.. Mars, Mercury & Sun are coming to help!!