Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mercury Enters Gemini, Uranus enters Aries, Mars goes Direct

Mercury enters Gemini on Monday, June 27. A planet in its own sign is strong for its significations.  Mercury is not under any malefic influence at this time. Therefore, Communications, Ideas & Reasons, Rational Discussion, etc., will be favorable for the next two weeks, until Mercury leaves Gemini on July 10.
Uranus enters Aries this week. After 7 years in Pisces, the planet of Freedom and Independence will change signs, and enter the Pioneer sign of the zodiac. But, before we get our hopes up, be aware that Uranus will only get 1/2 degree into Aries, when it goes Retrograde at the end of July, and then "backs into" Pisces in early September, not to return to Aries until April 2017.
Mars Retrograde Ends on June 30. After 11 weeks of the planet of Action being held back in the zodiac, Mars will go back to normal forward motion. But it is now in the last degree of Libra; not a favorable position for Mars. We have to wait until Mars returns to its own sign, Scorpio, on July 12, for the energy of the Action Planet to be really available. Therefore, frustration and unintentional consequences still prevail for a few more weeks.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Venus Enters Gemini, Mars Retrogrades Into Libra

Venus changes signs, entering Gemini on Sunday, June 12. Venus generally does well in this sign: it's the planet of Harmony and Agreement in the sign of Consensus. Furthermore, Venus is forming a Parivatana Yoga with Mercury: while Venus is in Mercury's sign Gemini, Mercury is in Venus's sign Taurus. By being in each other's signs, these two planets form this astrology pattern which encourages Relationship, Compromise, Harmony, etc. Venus will be in Gemini until July 6, when it will leave Gemini and enter Cancer.
Retrograde Mars leaves Scorpio and "backs into" Libra on Friday, June 17. Mars has been in Scorpio since February 20. A planet in its own sign is strong. Mars is coming to the end of its retrograde period, and will spend the final days in the sign of Balance and Equality. Mars the planet of Force and Conflict, is not suited to the energy of Libra, therefore Mars becomes weakened in this sign. Mars will end its retrograde period on June 29, and re-enter Scorpio on July 11.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Mercury Enters Taurus, Mercury Opposite Mars

Mercury changes signs on Tuesday, June 7, leaving Aries and entering Taurus. Mercury has been in Aries since April 2, an extra long time due to having gone through a retrograde period while in that sign. Now Mercury moves on in the zodiac, and will spend the next three weeks in the sign of the Bull, until June 26. Mercury is the planet of Ideas and Reasons; Taurus is a bit Stubborn. Thus, being attached to one's thinking.
Mercury is Opposite Mars this week. As soon as Mercury enters Taurus, it will be directly opposite Retrograde Mars, which is now in the early degrees of Scorpio. The exact opposition is on Thursday, June 9. The planet of Communications is influenced by the planet of Aggression and Combat = Argument. Mercury is also the planet of Making Decisions; Mars is Hasty and Impatient, and while retrograde, Frustrated and ready to Explode. Therefore, this is not a good time for making decisions. Be careful of locking horns with people who have different ideas this week.