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Saturn square Neptune

Mercury retrograde conjunct Jupiter: keep an open mind

A new Mercury retrograde cycle begins on 31 August, as the planet of intellect and communication separates from its conjunction to Venus and Jupiter. Mercury now heads back into its rulership of Virgo to join Jupiter for a second time on 1 September. However while the first conjunction lasted just one day, due to Mercury’s slow [read more...]

Mars in Sagittarius: may your aim be steady and true

Has anyone else been feeling the lighter, more outward going energy of Mars in Sagittarius? What a relief after his long stay in intensely introverted Scorpio! Mars entered the sign of the archer on 3 August, after shifting out of its retrograde cycle on 30 June. After traveling at a snail’s pace throughout July, Mars is finally [read more...]

Sun in Gemini: our thoughts and words are creative

With the Sun in Gemini from 21 May our powers of manifestation will be channeled more strongly than usual through our thoughts and words. This means there is never a better time to be conscious of how we are thinking and speaking about ourselves, others and the world. The power of thought and word in the process of creative manifestation [read more...]

Sun trine Jupiter: a ray of light in the darkness

I’m familiar with darkness. With my Sun, Moon and Venus in the 8th House all square to Pluto I even crave it at times. But like everyone sometimes I get lost in the dark and since Pluto went retrograde I’ve found myself firmly in the grip of fear. Those who’ve been experiencing a similar loss of bearings will be [read more...]

Pluto retrograde: confronting the shadow self

With Pluto retrograde from 17 April until 27 September we are given an opportunity to explore our darkness and confront the shadow self. Our shadow is all the parts of ourselves we disown. Our demons live in the shadows but, according to psychoanalyst Carl Jung, it is not just the negative aspects of our psyche that are buried here. Many [read more...]

Mars square Pluto: struggle is optional

It may be a difficult day for some people out there. Transiting Mars square Pluto is coming into exact aspect today and within a few days will also oppose Uranus, creating a t-square with the wide square between Uranus and Pluto. This is creating some very volatile but frustrated energy that is likely to have you feeling somewhat at odds [read more...]

Saturn square Neptune: sweet illusion meets cold hard reality

Saturn square Neptune is upon us. If you’re affected strongly by this transit it’s likely something you’ve put a lot of time and energy into building is now dissolving right before your eyes, something you’ve come to rely heavily upon now seems to have no substance at all, or perhaps a belief or philosophy you [read more...]