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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Jupiter square Neptune: addiction is always a choice

Let’s be honest. Is there any among you who can say they are not addicted to anything? I certainly can’t. Whether it be a glass of wine of an evening, a favourite television show, facebook, exercise, marijuana, food, martyrdom, relationships, sex, admiration, video games, romance novels, cigarettes, chick flicks or [read more...]

Saturn conjunct Pluto: why you may not be feeling it and why I am!

Saturn is the ruler of structure, responsibilities, limitations and commitments while Pluto brings transformation through surrender to the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Saturn conjunct Pluto combines these two powerful energies. Saturn isn’t due to conjunct Pluto until 12 January 2020 but for some people, including me, this [read more...]

Neptune square Neptune: please don’t burst my bubble

Transiting Neptune square natal Neptune is a generational transit that we all experience at around the age of 42. It’s known as a transit of disillusionment and, along with the other generational transits that occur around the same period (Pluto square Pluto, Uranus opposed Uranus and the second Saturn opposed Saturn transit), it [read more...]

The blessing of the natal opposition: lean into the discomfort

Most of us think of the natal opposition as a challenging aspect, one that brings inner conflict and tension, but perhaps we could rethink this negative perspective. What is a natal opposition and how do they work? If you’re new to astrology you may still be getting your head around the various aspects in your natal chart and what [read more...]

Mostly sweet with a few nuts: the astrology of family dynamics

The astrology of family dynamics is a fascinating area of synastry, or astrological relationship analysis. It can give deep insights into areas of potential or actual conflict between members of a family unit and can be invaluable in working with difficult relationships. George Burns once said that “Happiness is having a large, [read more...]
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