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What is the purpose of Pluto transits and why are they so damn hard?

Pluto moves really slowly, taking 248 years to orbit the Sun. Because of this many people will only experience a few personal Pluto transits in their lifetime. By personal I mean when Pluto moves into a position where it creates an aspect to one of your natal planets or points. For example, Pluto at 18 degrees Cancer forms a square to [read more...]

Black Moon in Aries: a deeper look at Lilith in astrology

Whether you’re a man or a woman, Lilith in astrology embodies the ‘dark’ aspects of the feminine: subversion, insubordination, deviant sexuality, rebellion and rage. Yet who is she really and is she friend or foe? Black Moon Lilith entered Aries on 27 January, and will form a conjunction with Venus on Sunday 9 February, [read more...]

Astro time management: a time for every purpose under heaven

Lately I haven’t felt much like writing. Instead my free time has been spent on my garden, personal reflection or research. I’ve felt a little ill at ease with this because I’ve committed to writing a weekly article for you all and I don’t like breaking my commitments. But last night it occurred to me that [read more...]

Taking care of your health during challenging transits

With the Saturn Pluto conjunction exact tomorrow, those of you with planets or points between 19 and 25 degrees of the Cardinal signs may well be feeling the pressure. Others may be experiencing challenging transits from other outer planets such as Uranus or Neptune. During these often long and protracted periods of intense learning and [read more...]

Saturn conjunct Pluto exact: an alliance for change

Well it’s finally upon us. The long-awaited, much discussed and often over dramatised alignment of Saturn and Pluto in the sign of Capricorn. Although already well within orb, Saturn will conjunct Pluto exactly on 12 January, ushering in some pretty important social and economic changes. Saturn conjunct Pluto is a big deal. [read more...]

Full Moon in Gemini: shape-shifting

To me, it seems oddly relevant that the last Full Moon of both the year 2019 and the decade will occur in the dual, mutable, feathery sign of Gemini — at 19°51, on December 12, 05:12 AM UTC. Mutable signs are the signs that cap off each season and prepare us for the next: they are known for their adaptable spirit and shape-shifting [read more...]

2019 Australian Bushfires: Saturn conjunct Pluto square Mars

The 2019 Australian bushfires are not your average Australian bushfires. Vast areas of land are on fire all over the state, with just one fire in the Wollemi National Park burning out over 140,000 ha (300,000 acres) since it started just over a week ago. Almost 500 properties have been destroyed and at its worst, at the beginning of [read more...]

Full Moon in Taurus 12 November 2019: the physical is spiritual

On November 12, 2019, at 1:34 PM UTC, the moon will grow full in the sign of Taurus (19°51). Brimming, bright and bountiful as the earthy, sensuous archetype of the bull, a timeless symbol of fertility which has been honoured as sacred in countless cultures throughout the world. This connection with the Earth’s natural wisdom is [read more...]

Mars square Saturn: Resistance is futile, surrender to limits

Mars square Saturn is exact on 28 October but if your chart is triggered, as mine is, you’ll probably already be feeling its affect. It’s a sensation of pushing an elephant up a hill, of trying to overcome an insurmountable obstacle, of working against yourself. Mars square Saturn in the natal chart Anyone who has Mars square Saturn [read more...]

New Moon in Scorpio 27 October 2019: Who You Want to Be

Scorpio season can force revelations on us that we seldom feel prepared for. These are soul declarations that disrupt our consciousness so completely that we must reshape around new beliefs about our self. We humans tend to resist the changes that time and circumstance bring, but learning how to be comfortable with these inner, seismic [read more...]

Venus and Mars: the cosmic dance of action and attraction

There are two powerful forces within us and they are symbolised by Venus and Mars. These two planets literally dance together as they orbit the Sun, intersecting one another’s orbital paths. This is because Venus orbits between 38 million km and 108 million km from the Sun and while Mars orbits between 55.7 million km and 228 million [read more...]

Full Moon in Aries 13 October 2019: the Unconscious Warrior

The Aries Full Moon coming up on October 13, 2019,  at  9:08 PM UTC, at 20 degrees of the sign of the Ram, is a cosmic detonation. There is the fire of the Ram, the reckless flame of the boldest sign of the Zodiac, and there is the fuel – an explosive one at that. In fact, the most noteworthy aspect received by this lunation [read more...]

Saturn conjunct South Node (and natal Venus!)

Saturn conjunct the South Node occurs once every twelve years and usually only lasts about a week. But this time, due to retrograde motion, Saturn touches the South Node three times and the entire transit lasts six months! We’re at the end of it now, with the last exact contact occurring on September 28th. But since April of this [read more...]

The four elements in you: practical tips to find balance

One of the first things we learn when we look closely at our natal chart is the balance of the four elements within us. The four elements are fire, air, earth and water and the signs ruled by each are as follows: Fire: Aries, Leo, SagittariusEarth: Taurus, Virgo, CapricornAir: Gemini, Libra, AquariusWater: Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio Don’t [read more...]
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