Saturday, June 24, 2017

Mercury Conjunct Mars, Venus Enters Taurus

Mercury is exactly conjunct Mars on Wednesday, June 28, @ 21 deg Gemini. Mercury is the planet of Communication and Discussion; Mars is the planet of Aggression. This combination promotes Argument. Mercury is the planet of Consensus; Mars is the planet of Conflict: this is Not a good time for finding Agreement. Mercury is the planet of Making Rational Decisions; Mars is the planet of Haste & Impatience. Therefore important decisions are likely to backfire due to being rushed. In your own chart, watch out for fast-developing events in the sector of life signified by the house placement of the sign Gemini. This energy pattern will continue until Mercury leaves Gemini and enters Cancer on July 2.
Venus enters Taurus on Thursday, June 29. The planet of Love, Harmony, Agreement, Art, Finance, Guidance, etc., is happy to be in its own sign for the next few weeks. Generally this is good for Venus and Taurus significations. Venus is Love; Taurus is Romantic. Venus is Art; Taurus likes to own Nice Stuff. Venus is Finance; Taurus likes Value. Therefore purchasing is encouraged; financial markets will generally be Up. Venus stays in Taurus until July 26.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mercury Enters Gemini, Saturn Retrogrades into Scorpio, New Moon in Gemini

Mercury enters Gemini on Sunday, June 18. Mercury is the ruler of Gemini, which is good for Mercury significations like Communication, Ideas, Learning, etc. Mercury remains in Gemini for two weeks, until July 2.
Mercury joins Mars in Gemini. This changes the positive indications of Mercury in Gemini into a much more negative situation. Mars, the planet of Conflict, distorts the manifestation of Mercury. Combative Mars turns Mercury's Communication & Rationality into Argument, Hasty Decisions, Misinformation, etc. The exact conjunction of Mars and Mercury is on June 28, @ 21 deg Gemini. This is not a good time for evaluating data and making important decisions.
Saturn Retrogrades into Scorpio on Tuesday, June 20. Saturn's natural qualities of Restriction and Control are magnified while retrograde, and now in Scorpio a sign fascinated by Power. This combination gives rise to Ruthlessness and Cruelty. While in Scorpio, Saturn caused major affliction to Donald Trump's natal chart (detailed analysis: watch this weeks video blog)
The New Moon is Friday, June 25, in Gemini. This marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar Month of Ashada, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, Purva Ashada, which will be on July 8. This New Moon is associated with Mars, and Mercury. The Full Moon will be opposed by Mars, and conjunct Pluto. Thus, this lunar month promises to be full of Conflict and Contention. Best to stay out of harm's way; stick to routine activities and postpone starting new endeavors.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturn Retrogrades into Scorpio

There are no new planetary positions this week.
At the end of the week, Saturn is Retrograde @ 0 deg Sagittarius, and slowly changes signs, moving into Scorpio on June 20. The planet of Structure, Stability, The Established Order, etc., is transiting out of positive, Truth-based Sagittarius and into restive, Secretive Scorpio, where it will remain for the next several months.
When a planet changes signs, its significations are weakened. The borderline between a Water sign and a Fire sign is an especially challenging area of the zodiac, for any planet. Therefore the significations of Saturn are Vulnerable for the next couple of weeks. Some of the results have already manifested, such as the shakeup in the UK over their recent elections, or the ongoing chaos on the US political scene. Generally, this is not a favorable time period to be starting a new endeavor.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Mercury Enters Taurus, Full Moon in Scorpio, Jupiter Goes Direct

Mercury changes signs, entering Taurus, on Saturday June 3. The planet of Rational Thinking, Communications, and The Media, will be in the sign of Material Worth for the next two weeks, until Jun 18. Taurus likes to see something tangible for the effort. This position of Mercury emphasizes the transactional qualities of Taurus, and is therefore good for Business Dealings. (more details in last week's video)
The Full Moon is on Friday, June 9, @ 24 deg Scorpio. This marks the culmination of the energies of the Hindu Lunar Month Jyeshtha. The quality of the month suggests Mature Action, Passing Judgment. This Full Moon is not under any malefic influences, but is opposite to Mercury in Taurus, therefore the emotional quality of the Moon will overwhelm the rational significations of Mercury on this day. Also: this Full Moon aligns closely with Donald Trump's natal Scorpio Full Moon.
Jupiter ends its retrograde period on Friday June 9, @ 19 deg Virgo. The planet of Belief, Truth, Optimism, Opportunity, etc., has been retrograde since February, and now slowly goes back to normal forward motion. For the entire month of June, Jupiter is Stationary, i.e., appearing to be motionless. A stationary planet is considered extra strong for giving the results of its significations. This is the planet of Truth in the sign of Analysis: the investigation of the Trump-Russia affair will be making progress this month.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mars enters Gemini and opposes Saturn, Venus enters Aries, Venus conjunct Uranus

Mars enters Gemini on Friday, May 26. The planet of Action, Aggression, & Conflict in the sign of Ideas, Opinions, Consensus & Diplomacy is not a good fit. This combination promotes controversy. In the chart of the USA, Gemini is the 7th house containing 4 natal planets. Thus this transit will have a big impact on the US and its relations with other countries. Mars will be in Gemini for 6 weeks, until July 11. (see video about Mars in Gemini)
Mars is opposite Retrograde Saturn as soon as it enters Gemini. Saturn is in the first degree of Sagittarius, and will immediately be under attack when Mars enters Gemini. The planet of Security and Established Order does not appreciate the influence of the planet of Force, Conflict, and Impatience. Therefore: a strong threat to the Establishment, to Stability, etc, during the final week of May. At the very least, there will be a lot of Tension and Stress.
Venus changes signs, entering Aries, on Tuesday, May 30. The planet of Romance, Pleasures, and Agreement enters the sign of Individual Expression, Discovery, and Creativity. The energy is for Romantic Adventure, New Creative Projects, Self-satisfaction, etc. Venus will be in Aries until June 29.
Venus is conjunct Uranus as soon as it enters Aries. The planet of Love, Finance, and Creativity combines with the planet of Sudden Events and Eccentricity this week, resulting in Inspired Art, Unexpected Financial Changes, Unusual Romance, etc. The exact conjunction of Venus and Uranus is on Saturday, June 3, @ 3 deg Aries.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Venus Opposite Retrograde Jupiter

Not much changes in the zodiac this week.
Venus will be exactly opposite Retrograde Jupiter on Friday, May 19. Venus will be @ 19 deg Pisces, which is one of Jupiter's signs. Jupiter is at 19 deg Virgo. Both of these planets are "natural benefics," i.e., having mostly positive significations. Venus is Romance; Jupiter is Opportunity. Venus is Pleasure; Jupiter is Increase. Venus is Finance; Jupiter is Wealth. Venus is Agreement; Jupiter is Faith. But since Jupiter is still retrograde, there's a strong likelihood that the outcomes will not be as wonderful as they might be. The planet of Hope, Optimism, Prosperity, etc., when "backwards" tends to hold back its promise.
Jupiter is the planet of Truth & Justice. When it is retrograde, a planet is "going back over" the portion of the zodiac it previously traversed. Thus, retrograde Jupiter signifies Finding Truth in the Past. This is happening in sidereal Virgo, the sign of Analysis. Therefore now is a time of Analyzing the Past to Find Truth and Justice. Obviously there are major implications for investigations into events regarding the president of the US and his past actions.
Mercury is still together with Uranus. The planet of Information and Communications, therefore The Media, is combined with the planet of The Unexpected. By the end of the week, Mercury will be 8 degrees away from Uranus. But this is still close enough to produce more Unexpected News, Revelations, & Realizations.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Mercury Conjunct Uranus, Full Moon in Libra

Mercury is exactly conjunct Uranus on Tuesday, May 9, @ 1 deg Aries. The planet of Communications and News Reports combined with the planet of Unexpected Events = Shocking News, New Information, Radical Pronouncements, etc. Since Mercury only recently ended its retrograde period, it is moving slowly, i.e., this planetary pattern remains effective all week. Mercury is the planet of the Intellect; Uranus is Inspiration; Aries is the sign of Adventure and Thirsts for New Discoveries. This combination promotes New Ideas, Radical Thinking, etc.
The Full Moon is on Wednesday, May 10, @ 26 deg Libra. This is the culmination of the lunar month of Vaishaka, named for Vishakha, the lunar sign that the Full Moon falls in. Vishakha is good for setting goals and accomplishing them. This Full Moon is not in any problematic combination with other planets, therefore its energy can operate freely.
Venus and Jupiter are in Mutual Aspect this month. Jupiter is still retrograde at 20 deg Virgo; Venus is moving to the middle of Pisces and therefore opposite to Jupiter. The exact opposition will be on May 19, with each planet at 19 deg of their respective signs. Venus is the planet of Romance, Pleasure, Entertainment, Sex, etc.; Jupiter is the energy of Increase and Optimism. This pattern indicates Too Much of a Good Thing, and can lead to Excess, Lack of Realism, Indulgence, etc. Jupiter's retrograde condition may help to keep things from going overboard.