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Astrology: Stressful aspects you may have experienced already (mid-January to mid-March 2013)

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Astrology-Retrospect for  mid-January to mid-March 2013  (c) http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

My promised monthly forecasts did not materialize after mid-January 2013 (let’s just say I was at the mercy of those very aspects!)    I hope to resume the regular forecasts soon… But first, it’s useful to all to look back at the stellar landscape of stressful aspects and transits. Why only the stressful ones? Well, no one worries about the positive enhancing stuff, but the difficult days of your lives tend to linger in your minds for a long time..  and giving it perspective allows you to understand and let go of it..

Note 1.  Which aspects:   Only aspects of semi-square & Square are shown, as in my view, they tend to create the most internal stress (which can flare up a person or situation and create external conflicts).

Note 2.  Which signs? Letters in bracket  (Aq, Scorp) refers to the signs where those two planets are.

Note 3.  Who does it affect? Remember that any transits/ aspects will influence all of you..  albeit a particular sector of your life (home, wealth, romance, work, social etc).  But the aspects will be felt more intensely..by the people whose zodiac signs are directly involved in the aspects, as well as the zodiac signs that are ruled by the planets involved. I’ll indicate this next to each event.

Note 4.   Duration –  The energies of the aspects `build’ a day or so before the actual aspect…so that’s when the stress may have been felt the most.


January 2013

25th  – Mercury square Saturn  — Primarily affected Geminis, Capricorns.  (Adversely influences Aquarians & Scorpios).

27th – Mars semi-square  pluto  — Primarily affects Aries, Scorpios. (Adversely influences Aquarians & Capricorns). Full Moon in Leo.  So additional energy around for a lot of emotions to bubble to the surface.  Mars & Pluto rule Scorpios… Moon rules Cancer a water sign, and as Scorpio is also a water sign, this will be a  particularly hard one for Scorpios.

30 – Sun square Saturn –Primarily affected Leos, Capricorns. (Adversely influences Aquarians & Scorpios).

Also Jupiter goes direct ..which is a positive change for Sagittarians, after they have been facing many a challenges for the past 4 months of many  (As Jupiter has been retrograde in Gemini for 4 months, they too will have been facing challenges for 4 months!). Shifts will occur now.

31 – Mercury semi-square Uranus — Primarily affected Geminis & Aquarians. (And also affects Aquarius & Aries) .

February 2013

3rd – Mercury semi-square Pluto — Primarily affected Gemini’s and Scorpios. (Also influences Aquarius & Capricorns).

6th – Mercury leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces.  Gemini’s and Pisceans will start to see a major shift soon. But there is the 3-week long mercury retrograde to face between 23rd Feb to 18th March.

9th-  Sun semi-square Uranus   –Primarily affected Leos & Aquarians,;   Mercury square Jupiter (aq, gem) – primarily affected Geminis and Sagittarians. (Also for Aquarians & Pisces);

10th – Mars square Jupiter — Primarily affected Aries and Sagittarians. (Also for Pisces & Gemini).

11th – Venus square Saturn  — Primarily affected Libras, Taureans and Capricorns. (also felt by Pisces & Scorpios).

14 – Sun semi-square Pluto — Primarily affected Leos and Scorpios. (Also for Aquarians & Capricorns).

18th – Saturn retrograde starts (in Scorpio) – This continues till early July’13.

19 – Venus semi-square Uranus  — Affects mainly Librans, Taureans and Aquarians. (Influences  Pisces & Aries).

22- Venus semisquar-Pluto  — Affects mainly Scorpios, Librans & Taureans. (Also Aquarians & Capricorns).

23rd – Mercury retrograde starts  –  One of the planets whose retrograde affects not just Gemini’s (mercury rules that sign) and Pisces (Mercury is in that sign) but everyone.. Communication problems, arguments, confusions, missing documents, issues with commerce, troublesome young people etc are all signs of Mercury retrograde period. Will last till 18th March.

25th – Sun square-Jupiter  – -Affects Leos and Sagittarian. As Mercury retrogrades in Pisces and Sun is in Pisces, this will have a stronger impact on Pisces too. (Also Pisces & Gemini)

March  2013 (so far)

4th – Venus square Jupiter — Librans, Taureans and Sagittarians affected mainly. (Also Pisces, Gemini)

10th – Mercury (r) square Jupiter —  Geminis and Sagittarians strongly affected. (Also Pisces & Gemini)

Well, that brings us up to the present day. I’ll write up (promise) the forecasts for the rest of March’13  in a bit more detail (positive ones and stressful ones)  in a day or so.

Don’t panic..  There is a good thing in the horizon..  This  weekend, Mercury becomes stationary..(from 3 weeks of retrograding) and starts to go Direct.

-Mani Navasothy

Link ref:

Forecasts  for  January (13th – 19th January’13)






Astrological aspects & transits to watch out for in January 2013-part1

Astrology forecasts (horoscopes) January 2013 -pt1 (c)ManiNavasothy
Astrology forecasts (horoscopes) January 2013 -pt1 (c)ManiNavasothy

Hello all,  here’s something new that I like to do..  hopefully on a regular basis — looking at upcoming astrological transits and aspects- and what we can expect, what to look forward to, and what potential challenges to be careful of (and avoid – if possible). I like to stress the point- all astrological `forecasts’ are about potentials for something to occur – good or bad (to be very blunt), harmonious or stressful or challenging – to be more precise ….So making the actual forecast manifest or not manifest depends also on the individual person and his/ her belief systems.

Aspect:  This is when two or more planets `form’ a relationship between one another – from our point of observation. ie it looks to us like 2 planets are lined up one one behind another (conjunction), or one on one side of the earth and the other exactly on the opposite side of the earth (opposition), or one above our heads and another 90 degrees to the right hand side or left hand side (horizon) – ie square, and so on.

Transits: Planets are moving all the time..across the sky, and when a planet `enters’ a sign, or a point in the sky, it is said to `transit’ that point. The moon for example moves across the skies so fast (by planetary standards) that the moon takes about 2 1/2 days to transit each sign of the zodiac. So about 29 days later, the moon’s back in the same zodiac. (The Sun in comparison takes 12 months!)

Clarifications on the forecasts:     Am not writing detailed forecasts –  What I am going to do is look at certain `highly auspicious’ (harmonious) aspects between planets (mainly conjunctions, trines and sextiles), and also flag up potential `stressful / testing’ aspects (mainly squares, oppositions & some semi-squares).

Who is affected?  Each and every  aspect and transit  affects everyone, and not just a few signs.  (It’s to do with House positions of the planets!  More on that another time).  However I look at the zodiac signs that are involved in a particular aspect or transit, as well as which planets and what signs those planets rule..

Astrology transits /aspects for January 2013  (Sunday 13th –  Saturday 19th January)


Venus square-Uranus.  Social change!  This is a stressful aspect. For most people (especially Librans & Taureans), unexpected events or encounters may happen – in a social or romantic situation. Aquarians will have to deal with a financial or relationship matter. The build-up of stress created by this aspect will only reduce, when action is taken in one way or the another. No action is not an option.  As venus is in Sagittarius & Uranus is in Aries,   this aspect will also be acutely felt by Sagittarians and Aries people. The energy of this aspect would have been felt a few days prior, and by 13th it should be culminating.


Venus -sextile-saturn.   This is a harmonious aspect. On a scale of `very good, good, okay, not bad’   – this will be `good’.  There is potential for laying out or planning long term arrangements in a relationship or social group situations. Artistic ventures, connection between people and their parents, bosses or managers are positively influenced.   Librans, Taureans, Capricorns affected – as venus & Saturn involved. As venus is in Sagittarius, and Saturn is in Scorpio,  those zodiac signed people are also influenced.

Venus-conjuncts-pluto – This aspect is also taking place on this day. In addition to the above, as Venus is connecting to Pluto,  there will be an element of depth or probing, as well as some sort of long term obsession/ habit, sexual or occult in nature can be a factor. This will affect Scorpios, and Capricorns – as Pluto rules scorpio, and pluto is currently in Capricorn.

Astrology gives confirmation or the `message’ in more ways than one. This day is a fine example. The first aspect had Venus-saturn, with saturn in scorpio, and the second aspect has venus-pluto, with pluto in capricorn which is ruled by saturn. So the same message is coming up as a resonance through 2 separate aspects.


Sun-conjuncts-Mercury.  This is a `good’ one. The firey energy of the Sun is harmoniously combining with the communicative and playful energy of Mercury – the mythical messenger of the Gods!  It’s a day to embark on new commercial ventures, do publicity, send an important e-mail or have that meeting to talk about matters of importance to you!  Keep an eye on messages, and take any new opportunities seriously. We can;t always trust flight-footed mercury, but on the it combines with the Sun, there’s every chance for hope and trust.

For a conjunction to take place, both planets have to be in the same zodiac sign. In this case, they are both in Capricorn. So it’s safe to say Capricorns will have the best opportunity. But Leos, Gemini’s & Virgos will also be getting the best of this day.

Next week, I’ll put up my forecasts for the period  between 20th -31st Jan’13.  (don’t forget Jupiter goes direct on 30th January).

-Mani Navasothy


7 changing waves of the Uranus-square-Pluto transit 2012-2015   (2nd & 3rd waves are on 20th May & 1st Nov of 2013)

Eclipses in 2013

Lunar occultations in 2013

Retrograde-free few weeks in January-feb’13