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Venus conjunct Mars in Leo: passionate connection

From 29 August Venus conjunct Mars brings relief from the heavy energy we’ve experienced throughout August as Jupiter, Venus and the Sun all squared Saturn. With Saturn ruling over authority, contraction, limits and rigidity, it’s likely that for many this last month has felt a bit like walking through wet concrete. Jupiter [read more...]

Jupiter in Virgo: a wild bird in a cage

On 11 August expansive Jupiter moved from fiery Leo into earthy Virgo. During it’s year long transit Jupiter in Virgo will curb our tendency to over-do things and take on too much, but may also bring a certain frustration as we are forced to ground our energy and look to the fine print when we might prefer to spread our wings and [read more...]

Coming out the other side of Saturn return in Scorpio

Every 29-ish years Saturn comes back to the same point in the zodiac that it was in when you were born. Astrologers call this our Saturn return and it’s typically a time of growing up, honouring our commitments and taking responsibility in our lives. Symbolically, Saturn is the planet of scarcity, of structure, restrictions and [read more...]

Full Moon in Aquarius: release you electric creativity

So it’s a Full Moon in Aquarius tonight and I’m up at 2am madly updating my website – surprise, surprise! Aquarius is the ruler of all things technological after all… Full Moon’s have a tendency to make me a little manic so I’ll keep this one short. There’s a few different energies at play here [read more...]

Working with your Moon sign: unconscious habit patterns

We tend to romanticise the Moon and it’s easy to understand why: she’s the saviour of lost travelers, a beacon in the dark and wondrously beautiful to boot. But she also has her dark side: in esoteric tradition she’s associated with illusion, madness and hysteria. Understanding your Moon sign can help you avoid being [read more...]

Working with Saturn in Scorpio: time to reclaim your power

Saturn in Scorpio is now direct but remains in the sign of sex, death and renewal until 17th September. Saturn in Scorpio is a time to reclaim any power we have given away to others and withdraw our control over people and things we have no business controlling. Working with the energy of Saturn in Scorpio Do you recognise yourself in [read more...]

Saturn retrograde in Scorpio: plumbing the depths

Saturn retrograde in Scorpio – ouch! This isn’t a combination many people look forward to. Saturn gives us a great big dose of reality and when we fail to accept this reality we usually experience very unpleasant emotions. In Scorpio, Saturn pushes us to look at the realities of power in our relationships, our jealousies, [read more...]

Venus retrograde in Leo: time to reflect on relationships

During the Venus retrograde we have an opportunity to reflect on our relationships. On 25 July Venus stations retrograde at 0 degrees Virgo, reentering Leo on 31 July, and remaining in retrograde motion until 8 September. Retrograde motion occurs when a planet appears to move backwards in the sky. Venus retrogrades for about 40 days [read more...]

Full Moon in Capricorn: take responsibility for your emotions

This Thursday 2 July the Full Moon in Capricorn will rise in the sky, bringing us both challenge and bounty. An exact conjunction between Venus Jupiter that both trines Uranus and sextile Mercury will place a strong emphasis on relationships. Communication will likely be enhanced and openness and honesty may be easier. This is a lovely [read more...]

Jupiter trine Uranus: free yourself

Over the next two weeks the expansive energy of Jupiter and transformative power of Uranus combine to create conditions ripe for emancipation. This is the third of three exact trines between Jupiter and Uranus and will be exact on 22nd June. It represents a powerful two week window of opportunity that facilitates personal freedom and [read more...]

New Moon in Gemini: expand your mind, open communication

The New Moon in Gemini will rise on 16th June at 25 degrees Gemini, inviting us to open our minds to new ideas gained through exchange with others. During this New Moon in Gemini both the Sun and Moon will conjunct Mars, while at the same time sextiling Jupiter and Uranus. This is a very dynamic aspect formation that will provide the [read more...]

Planetary cycles through the houses of the zodiac

Astrology is essentially a study of the complex series of planetary cycles that play out over time to stimulate the process of human evolution. When we are born we arrive on this planet at a certain point in time and space. At this point we enter into a complex, cosmic dance that then plays out over the course of our lives, much like a [read more...]

Full Moon in Sagittarius: emotionally open to change

This Full Moon in Sagittarius falls on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 and it will be a beauty. Passing in opposition to Mercury, the Sun and finally Mars, it will stir up our minds, our creative life and physical energy before moving into a powerful grand-trine in fire with Jupiter and Uranus. Mars sextiles this formation, via Jupiter and loosely [read more...]

Moon phases meditations: your emotional rhythms

I’ve been drawn to meditation since my early twenties but over the years my understanding of it has changed. When I was young meditation was a mysterious phenomenon only accessible to the initiated, those much wiser and more enlightened than I. Then, after my first ten-day Vipassana course, I began to see meditation as something we [read more...]

Mercury retrograde and a new moon in Taurus: grounded reflection

This month’s New Moon in Taurus will rise in the sky on 18 May, the same day that Mercury turns retrograde. Like a cow in a sunny field of lush green grass our responses to life will become slower, we’ll feel more relaxed and ready to live life at a more gentle pace. The New Moon in Taurus  steadies our emotions and is a [read more...]
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