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Parenting by the Moon

You’ve probably heard of ‘gardening by the Moon’, of planting at New Moon and weeding as the Moon wanes, but what about parenting by the Moon? Many people think the lunar cycles are reflected everywhere in the ebb and flow of daily life. Last year I began to notice distinct synchronicities between the Moon and my life. I would [read more...]

Why letting go is the only way to beat a difficult transit

A major transit from one of the slow moving outer planets to a planet or point in your natal chart usually translates into big life change, usually over the course of several years. This can leave us feeling confused, frightened and often completely wrung out. Sometimes it’s a real challenge to keep our emotional head above water. [read more...]

Mars Venus conjunction: integrate masculine and feminine

The Mars Venus conjunction is exact on 13 July 2021. This transit aligns the inner masculine and feminine, the yin and yang within, or what Jung calls the anima and the animus. This is a great time for opening up to a more balanced way of expressing our gender and sexuality and letting go of the need to project the ‘other’ [read more...]

Venus trine Pluto: we are more powerful together

On 11 August Venus trines Pluto, which is a lovely sexy energy that is very hard to resist. Pluto is currently retrograde so this transit is likely to promote the integration of the shadow self within relationships. For more on Pluto retrograde you can read my in-depth article here. On the same day Mercury briefly opposes retrograde [read more...]

Venus square Saturn: barriers to connection

On 17 September Venus squares Saturn which can make relationships feel somewhat arduous. Fortunately, on the same day, the Sun trines Pluto. This is a very empowering transit that levels up our magic and makes use feel capable of anything, especially if your chart is triggered. Those with planets or points between 4 and 11 degrees of the [read more...]

Jupiter trine Pluto: the magic of ambition and synchronicity

On the 11 October Jupiter trine Pluto will give us a powerful boost of energy. This energy is already in affect and will last from 27 September to 29 October. With Jupiter at 13 degrees Virgo and Pluto direct again at 13 degrees Capricorn, this is a very earthy energy that is perfect for manifesting something very concrete at the [read more...]

Blood moon lunar eclipse in Aries: birthing is painful

Here in Europe the much anticipated total lunar eclipse in Aries occurs in the early morning of 28 September. Because the Moon is at its ‘perigee’ (at its closest to the Earth) this lunar eclipse will appear much larger than usual, a phenomena that some modern astrologers call a Super Moon. As it will also be tinged red by [read more...]

Jupiter opposition Neptune: what is truth?

Jupiter opposition Neptune is the major transiting aspect for September, affecting us on both the personal and societal levels. Exact on 17 September this transit will last all month and, if it touches one of your personal planets or points, could have a major impact on your religious and/or philosophical beliefs. With Jupiter now at 9 [read more...]

Mercury retrograde in Libra: review relationship dynamics

On 27 September Mercury retrogrades in Libra, joining Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron, who are all retrograde during the entire month of September. All these planets in retrograde motion suggests that this is a time for personal reflection, taking stock and waiting patiently for the right moment to act. A slower pace [read more...]

Sun trine Pluto: the art of living dangerously

On 17 September the Sun trine Pluto will give us a short but super-charged boost of energy and passion. This is a brief but very empowering transit that levels up our magic and makes use feel capable of anything, especially if your chart is triggered. Those with planets or points between 21 and 27 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aires, [read more...]

Full Moon in Pisces: balance mundane and sacred

On 20 September the Full Moon rises at 28 degrees Pisces as Mercury trines Jupiter. This is a fantastic energy for speaking what is on your heart and also favours deep listening and connection. Opening up to someone and letting yourself be vulnerable can allow you to draw closer to one another. However we must choose wisely who we [read more...]

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 my Saturn return

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: are you ready for change?

The 22 August is a busy day astrologically. Early in the day the Full Moon rises at 29 degrees 36 minutes of Aquarius. This is the second Aquarius full Moon in a row, this time in the ‘anaretic’ or 29th degree. The lessons of this archetype are coming to fruition, especially as Mars trines Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, on the [read more...]
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