Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Venus turned Retrograde on 25th July, Uranus turned Retrograde on 26th July and a second Full Moon of the month (known as a Blue Moon) is in Aquarius this Friday 31st. What does this all mean? Well this Full Moon is like a book end to the previous Full Moon on 1st July in Capricorn - important lessons may have been learnt and will culminate with many feeling a desire to break free (Aquarius) from the old structures or routines (Capricorn) and shut the door on some matters (especially with Saturn turning Direct from 2nd August.) Aquarius is an individualistic, independent, maverick planet and is forward looking and futuristic. This Full Moon in Aquarius will be amplified by Venus Retrograde. Significantly the next blue Moon isn't until 2018. So it is like the last wake up call regarding things that begun in 2012. It will appear and feel like things are slowing down with all these Retrograde planets and may culminate matters forcing us to revise old ideas or situations. It's a month of potential transformation (not necessarily easy) even if it's just internally felt, for some. Uranus Retrograde is not a passive or gentle influence, it can be a generational influence, showing global changes but it can also push us, individually, out of our comfort zone. Think of the Tower card in the tarot, change or upheaval may be thrust upon us, sometimes out of our control or it may be internal revolutions, with lightening bulb moments or understandings. Uranus is rebellious, revolutionary, freedom loving and seeks change like Aquarius the planet it rules. This Uranus Retrograde which lasts till December is most likely to effect people with planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn. It's a time of no more excuses, to review what we need to liberate us from restrictions or the old, a time to look at repetitive patterns or old habits and understand the whys and what's instead of burying our heads in the sand. Making extreme changes is generally best delayed during Retrograde periods as a rule of thumb.
Monday, 20 July 2015
From July 25th until Sept 8th Venus will be retrograde. Essentially any Retrograde period causes us to review, revisit, reflect, remember, reconsider and return to the past. As Venus is the planet of love, creativity, money, harmony and relationships, many people may review whatever their relationship status is and re consider the state of their position.We are already in the Venus Retrograde shadow period so it's effects may already be felt or experienced. People from the past may return and lessons about love may be realised. Astrologers believe it is never a good time to act upon an important decision felt or believed during a Retrograde period, like eloping or jumping back into a past relationship, as often things are seen and felt differently again once the post Retrograde period. It can be a positive time though to have a heart to heart or to revise an old creative piece, to return to a past artistic or creative passion or to review monetary matters. So from around mid Sept after things Venus is well and truly direct again than see if you still feel the same way and if you do, fine! Venus will be entering Virgo on 18th but then moves into Leo from 31st July. Neptune will be Retrograde too from June 12th to Nov 18th just to add to the confusion about illusions and delusions from the past. The rose coloured glasses may come off!
Tomorrow 16th July's New Moon is in Cancer so a potentially positive time for new emotional chapters and in positive trine to Chiron Retrograde and Saturn Retrograde, means past lessons or challenges may be realised or felt in new ways, allowing healing from these past matters. A New Moon is considered an auspicious time to set new intentions (during the 24 hours following the New Moon, check the internet for your local New Moon times.) As the Moon, Mercury and Mars will all be in the water sign of Cancer, this stellium is an intuitive yet sensitive, possibly moody combination; expect tears or howling with laughter, or both.The Moon, Mercury and Mars are in opposition to intense Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn. This could potentially manifest in several ways; for example fear, insecurity, intense, buried feelings coming out explosively, deep, profound thoughts, a relentless desire to understand something, probing questions, perceptive insights, intense outbursts or avoiding confrontation. An emotional day with aspects that could cover a spectrum of possibilities.