If you are experiencing tremors in your life these past few days.. well..it’s just early warning signs of this to come! After all, the deepest sign is getting stirred up by the biggest planet…so to speak..
Planet Jupiter begins it’s annual retrograde motion now (4.45am gmt – 9th march’18 to be exact) and ends retrograde on 10th July’18 (17:02 hrs gmt). This is taking place in the sign of Scorpio.. so expect deeper stuff to be stirred up.. if only for progress and expansion to take place later. Signs directly affected will be Scorpio & Sagittarius. Others will be influenced too (no one escapes the stars!).. especially when the retrograde Jupiter makes aspects with other planets. That I’ll come back to..another time.. -Mani
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.
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 🙂
Here’s some good news for Sagittarians – a huge amount of hard work is coming!
Did I say it’s great news..? well it is.. where your nose gets put down to the grind stone.. and quite possibly you will wear your self out to the bones, get down to some serious learnings, declutter your life, tear down all the dressings off the pillars that hold your Sky high, and dig deep to repair and lay much stronger foundations for your future…. And when I say future, I mean between now and the next 29-30 years!
Yes, rather long term!! Saturn is the cosmic TaskMaster responsible for all this, and he (Father Time) is coming to your house as of 23rd December 2014 (in a few days!). You can do nothing to stop him. And he’s going to stay on for 3 years..and in that time, he’ll help you…then pull you back for months at a time to grind your nose to the hard earth.. show you things you missed, slap you hard on your wrist and may be your face too.. and then when you do things with respect and honour, pat you firmly on your back! This can not be avoided – as you (Sagittarian) have been standing on the old foundations you laid out between November 1985 to February 1988.
So if you want to have a clue about all this, think back to those years..(if you were actually born by then!). So you can see..that it’s time for some heavy duty decluttering..and renovations/ deepening of your life’s foundations.
Am writing this hurriedly, (having spent an hour or so working on the graphics carefully), while scratching my hair and facing my own challenges.. But with few days to go, I really thought I should warn you all.. (and then write more about this topic in the weeks, months…heck..years to come..
We’ve got 3 years of this to talk about!) It’s not just Sagittarians who will be affected by this. Let’s not forget…that Saturn rules Capricorn. So for Capricorns, this marks a new phase in your lives too.. (well, every 3 years is a major phase for you Caps!). But in many ways, for Capricorns – the Mountain Goats- the hard deep transformative time of the past 3+ years is going to change ..for the better..Why? Because from their point of view, Saturn moves from the deeply intensive, probing, shedding skin, transformative sign of Scorpio and into the jovial, expansive, spiritual, just, generous, impulsive, flirty sign of Sagittarius…and those are the energies that you well-deserving hard working Capricorns are going to gain for the next 4+ years!! 🙂
Here’s some key dates for all your long term diaries:
23rd Dec’ 2014 – Saturn enters Sagittarius
14 March 2015 – Saturn starts Retrograde (4’44” in Sagittarius)
Few days ago, Jupiter moved into to the sign of Cancer! This is great news for Cancerians, and marks a major shift in energy for all Sagittarians (who are ruled by Jupiter). Cancerians are about to get the full benefits of all that Jupiter energies .. while Sagittarians will begin to be influenced by Cancerian qualities and traits!
The graphics here shows the key dates, for when this new astrological configuration will be in place (1 year..starting from now till mid-July 2014).. and the graphics/ diagram also shows the key qualities of both influences.
This will also affect / influence everyone.. depending on which `astrological house’ position Cancer happens to be in your own natal chart.
Note / Retrograde: Jupiter will be retrograding for about 5 months …between 7th November’13 to about 6th March’14.. during which time, new progress in these areas may be slow and limiting, but it will be opportunity for covering lost grounds, taking alternate options, reviews & consolidations.. ! Then more progress and changes will accelerate for a further 4 months (up to July’14)..
Below, I have created a 2nd graphics to show the key dates for the rest of 2013 (July to December 2013) when highly positive aspects (trines & conjunctions) take place between Jupiter and other planets, and very stressful aspects (squares, oppositions) between Jupiter & other planets.
I’ll give detailed explorations of those positive & stressful aspects in my `usual’ monthly astrology forecasts.. But for now, save these graphics for quick reference. Or print and stick on your walls 🙂 (electronic or real)…and track them to make use..or navigate through forthcoming influences!
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!!