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Transits

Growing through difficult transits

A good friend wrote to me recently after receiving an astrology reading. The reading gave her some context for the difficulties she’s currently experiencing. However because several difficult transits are occurring simultaneously in her chart she feels dis-empowered, and like many people feels her only choice is to hang in there [read more...]

Venus in Pisces: true love and illusion

Feeling the love? Venus, planet of relationships and connection, moved into Pisces on 27th January and will remain there until 20th February. Venus in Pisces brings compassion in conflict, empathy in partnerships and, for those who are susceptible, a tendency to fall madly in love. Very often with the wrong person! It’s an [read more...]

Mercury retrograde: how to make it work for you

Mercury turns retrograde in the sign of Scorpio on 14 October, joining Mars, Uranus, Neptune and Chiron in an inward going spiral that can be frustrating for some and nourishing for others. The way Mercury retrograde affects you is largely to do with how it triggers your natal chart, but it also has a lot to do with your own attitude and [read more...]

Mars in Pisces: the warrior attempts to meditate

Mars in Pisces is not a combination that works easily together. Imagine that on his adventures Hercules met a monk who told him all his problems would be solved if he just sat down under a tree and meditated. Being open to any idea that might help him get ahead Hercules decides to give it a try. He sits down as he’s told and begins [read more...]

Saturn in Sagittarius: time to grow up

Some people tremble when they hear the word Saturn. This is because Saturn won’t allow us to shirk our responsibilities. But like your mum forcing you to clean your room when you were a kid, in the end Saturn helps us become better human beings. In fact if we’re open Saturn brings many gifts, keeping us on track and helping [read more...]

Saturn in Sagittarius: taming wild horses

As the cosmic kaleidoscope shifts again the great teacher Saturn moves from dark, emotional Scorpio into freedom loving, philosophic Sagittarius. The Saturn in Sagittarius transit will last for approximately two and a half years, bringing change not only at the personal level but at the level of our social, ethical and governance systems [read more...]

Uranus square Pluto: how it affects you

We’ve seen a lot of articles on Uranus square Pluto over the last few weeks as this important generational aspect gets closer and it’s clear that on a societal level this aspect is causing a lot of conflict and upheaval. But how will it affect our individual lives? Firstly, it’s important to realise that this Uranus [read more...]

Transiting Pluto: everything changes

Transiting Pluto bring transformation at the deepest level and this can be exceedingly painful. The areas of life touched by Pluto, by planet and house placing, are going to see some pretty profound changes on both the inner and outer sphere of existence. My own experience of transiting Pluto has been difficult and this is just the [read more...]

Moon transits: tides of emotion

Moon transits bring up emotional responses in the areas of life ruled by the planet it is touching. During this time the moon enriches our emotional life in many positive ways. When aspects are difficult or certain triggers are activated in the chart the moon’s dark side is revealed and we need to shine the light of consciousness [read more...]

Midheaven transits: career change

The midheaven represents the zenith of our human accomplishment. The sign that sits on your midheaven, as well as any planets that lie on or near the midheaven, will determine what kind of accomplishment this will be, and in what niche, or profession you are likely to achieve it. The midheaven represents the time and sphere of our lives [read more...]

Pluto conjunct natal Venus: intense transformative love

The Pluto conjunct Venus transit is a once in a lifetime process of transformation in relationships! It heralds intense and sometimes obsessive love affairs, many of which are one-sided. It can bring controlling, obsessive people into your life or it can transform you through a passionate encounter that may become a lifelong partnership. [read more...]

Saturn transits: when things get serious

Saturn transits bring themes of restriction, discipline and structure to the area of life ruled by the house through which it is passing. Many things will be torn down and rebuilt, as Saturn reorganises the affairs of each house he passes through. Whether these structures are spiritual, physical, intellectual or emotional in nature will [read more...]

Saturn Jupiter Square: opposites collide

The Saturn Jupiter square has already been affecting us now for a while. This yearlong aspect will be with us from September 2014 to September 2015. During this time we will feel torn between our adventurer and our builder, at one moment planning a lifelong enterprise while at the next fantasising about running away to join the circus. [read more...]

Sun square Jupiter: don’t bite off more than you can chew

Feeling restless? Perhaps you’ve got big plans but know deep down the energy and resources are not in place yet to make your venture a success. Maybe you’re impatient; feel like you’ve waited long enough. Maybe you’re even thinking, ‘Hell, let’s go for it anyway…’ Well take a deep breath, [read more...]

Take off with grand fire trine Uranus, Jupiter & Mars

A grand trine creates a flow of energy that propels things forward and when it falls in the fire signs this energy is creative, motivating and inspiring. This is a time when you will feel an urgent need to expand, rebel, act and initiate new projects. You are on fire – full of motivation and ready to go. Take advantage of this [read more...]
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