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..).
We have a number of squares taking place..and it may prove to be initially stressful..So just hold it together. Squares generally create energies and influences that can only be resolved by taking action, rather than holding it in.
Here’s a quick note on these.
1. Mercury in Libra -squares- Pluto in Capricorn (affects Gemini, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn).
2. Sun in Libra-squares-Pluto in Capricorn (affects Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn).
3. Mars in Virgo- squares-Saturn in Sagittarius (affects Aries, Virgo, Capricorn, sagittarius).
Although these zodiac signs are directly affected.. (because that’s where the planet is currently transiting through or those are the signs that are ruled by said planets), generally everyone is influenced by any aspects.. First rule of *astrology – everyone is influenced.
You’ll need to be aware of the following areas / aspects of your everyday lives..Bear in mind, in general,
-Mercury rules the mind & communications;
-Pluto is scorpionic and governs transformation, sex, intensity, power & control;
-Sun governs our whole being, soul, energy, health;
-Mars affects energy, masculine issues, new ventures, fights/ wars; and
-Saturn gives us hard lessons, governs long term stability, authority issues, shadows, fears, limitations.
*(ps. am not entering into debates here about if astrology is real or not.. That’s for you to decide..and discus elsewhere. I write these for those who belief and follow it..and can do with some advance notice).
There is also a major shift coming.. Jupiter is changing sign (after a year of being in Libra) and moving into Scorpio. More on that in another post:
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!
Watch out friends.. There’s no less that 6 tough aspects coming up between 2-5th June (2 per day)…squares & oppositions. These are going to be stressful..(you may have already started to pick up on these energies over the past 2-3 days, as the aspects are brewing!). Take note of the issues that are coming up.. look for past patterns, and if you dealt with them or not..and take action this time around. Because there are 6 of these all happening close to one another, it will be difficult to separate many underlying issues (as there will be more that one.. seeing 4 Sun signs and 5 ruling planets are involved, severely affecting no less that 8 signs.
The infographics I created below should give you easy to understand details..if you just look at the aspects, dates, signs etc, and also read the notes dotted around the chart!
***Follow the numbers (1), (2), (3)..etc to see the order/ date of when each aspect is culminating.**
what aspects / When / what time : (all times are GMT)
Sun-square-Neptune 2nd June – 02:42 hrs.
Venus-square-neptune 3rd June – 04:14 hrs.
Sun-opposes- Saturn 3rd June – 06:37 hrs.
Venus-opposes-Saturn 4th June – 00:47 hrs.
Sun-square-Jupiter 4th June – 10:57 hrs.
Venus-square-Jupiter 5th June – 00:49 hrs.
Sun-conjuncts-Venus 6th June – 21:49 hrs.
What Signs are `severely’ affected .
Note ..where ever a planet is (ie a sign that is not your birth sign), it is still going to be in a house-position in your natal chart (like romance sector, love, work, siblings, socials etc). So these are going to affect all of you… But the following are going to feel it intensely (based on the signs ruled by these planets and the signs these planets are currently transiting)!
Saturn in Sagittarius affects Capricorns & Sagittarius
Jupiter in Virgo affects Sagittarians & Virgos
Venus in Gemini & Sun in Gemini affects Gemini, Leo, Taurus, Libra
Neptune in Pisces affects Pisces
Note on squares & oppositions:
Squares can be very stressful. Deal with that energy by making decisions and take action.
Oppositions are equally challenging. Deal with it by integrating opposing interests or compromising
Normally you will `feel’ the stress / energies of any aspects or transits a day or few hours Before the actual transit takes places
(ie as the energy is `brewing’).
Soothing relief 6th June 2016.
On 6th June, Venus conjunct the Sun. The energy of this will be a soothing relief after the previous 6 stressful aspects, and will be healing and productive.. if the other energies have been accepted and `worked’ with.
Additional notes (No grand square):
There will be no `grand cross’ even though it looks like it, because of the following..
Jupiter already squared Saturn on 26 May, and Saturn will square Neptune on 18th June.
In my forecasts..i’ve given dates/ signs affected by all these.. but NOT actually talked about the implications of each of the aspects…That’s a big thing in itself.. Haven’t had much time.. and perhaps am not meant to give s much info.. and fate should play its hand..and we’ll just have to trust and go with the processes. I only mainly do astroforecasts ..as a way of saying that ..even when there’s tough times ahead..there’s always hope for better things…as can be seen by this phase.. After the 6 stressful aspects, on the 6th of June…Sun and venus conjunct..and that’s going to be all good..
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 🙂
Hi all, here is the infographics I have created to show Retrograde motion of all the planets – their Zodiac positions & dates.
Mercury has 4 retrograde periods in 2016, with the 4th one just starting in late December.
Venus makes No retrograde motion in 2016 (compare to Mars that had no retro motion last year in 2015).
A total of 5 planets will be retrograding at the same time between 28th April to 8th May (of course some of them start or end their retrograde motion before or after these dates..). Those planets are Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto. We can expect quite a lot of challenges at that time.. as normally we only get 4 planets retrograding at one point or other. That said, next year in 2018, there will be a few weeks where 6 planets will be retrograding !
I’ll type up the actual dates for all the planetary retrograde motions (same info on graph..but typed here) in a few days so come check again soon.
I have used data from `American Ephemeris 2000 to 2050′ (2nd ed. ACS Publications).
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!
Good news to everyone.. Jupiter is trine with Saturn today!
So by the time you are reading this, guess what.. you are already under that very positive influence of these stellar objects.
This aspect last took place in December 2013 (last year) and at that point, Jupiter was retrograding and Saturn was going direct. This time, however, Saturn is retrograding in Scorpio, and Jupiter is going direct in Cancer.
So Jupiter’s expansive and jovial powers combine harmoniously with Saturn’s authoritative and foundation laying energies. As always this is very good for making future plans – especially ones that involve laying foundations with a view to expanding your horizons, undertaking higher studies and deeper learning!
Sagittarians (ruled by Jupiter) , Capricorns (ruled by Saturn), Cancerian (Jupiter is in Cancer) and Scorpios (Saturn is in Scorpio) get the full blast of this great energy ..but all of you have access to this in one area or other of your life.. depending on where these two planets are currently positioned in your personal chart.
One observation is that both of these planets are in water signs currently, so focus on watery things – emotions, empathy, love, intuition, nurturing, sex & lust are all possible.
Remember that as Jupiter rules a fire sign, and Saturn rules an earth sign, one way to harness the energies of this would be to work with fire and earth…
Personally I was doing a lot of gardening yesterday, tidying up the clutter that had built up over winter, and then sat with a bon-fire burning some of that clutter.. Not only that, I was also moved to do a flame cleansing and consecration of my Magical sword.. At the time I had not been aware of this aspect brewing.. – yes even us Astrologers forget sometimes.. 🙂 But it looks like my intuition was spot on and I was doing just about the right thing anyway.. !
So look back at the past 24-48 hours to see what sort of activities you have been involved in.. to work out where the focus has been.. remembering that because of the Scorpio factor, there may have been intensity of some sort too..)
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A warning to all Aries, Leos, and Librans in particular…but not exclusive just to them..!
An opposition between Warrior-planet Mars and the all Mighty Sun culminates today by 21:03 hrs gmt (that’s 22:03hrs British Summer Time). Mars is in the airy and balance-seeking sign of Libra..and guess where the Sun is? In Aries..the actual fiery home of Mars!
Immediately you can see what’s going on.. lots of tension, and aggression.. ! It’s a battle between 2 of the most fiery stellar objects for us Earthlings! And the Sun’s in the home of Mars and Mars is literally on the opposite side of it.. It’s as if while you are on the other side of the road visiting a friend, another person got into your home and started shouting aggressive remarks at you..! And you can’t get home immediately to face-off!! But you are in the company of a friend who’s trying to bring you a bit of harmony and balance. Just how much of it you’ll heed is up to you!! It may even be a case that this influence where you are at is actually fanning your flames..than soothing you!
The Sun rules Leo.. so Leos are going to be affected by this too.. And as there is a this strong tussle between 2 of the firey planets, and both Aries and Leo are affected, it’s inevitable that by resonance, the other member of the triplet- Sagittarius will also be feeling the heat!
Sagittarians will come under fire in about a week’s time ..facing their own heavy battles! Perhaps this is the fuse being lit!
Fuses often lead to explosions.. and explosions can either be used to open up blocked paths and caves…or destroy homes and palaces.
The only way to handle an opposition is to reach some level of compromise.. Don’t give in..and don’t take it all…
Good luck.. !
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