If you've been experiencing an over active mind, strange(r) thoughts and restlessness, it may be the waxing Full Moon's influence. This Super Full Moon' in Gemini (11 degrees) may be felt for two weeks before and after 3rd - emotions may run higher and in the air sign of Gemini, erratic thoughts and excess nervous energy are possible. Full Moon in Gemini is sociable and likes to be busy but instead you may feel like you're running around in multiple directions with lots to do, but not achieving much with many delays and set backs. Don't be hard on yourself, it's a challenging time, especially with Mercury turning Retrograde on 3rd in Sagittarius.
The usual generalities apply for Full Moons (often a time of release and revelations) and Mercury Retrograde (increased technological problems, worse traffic delays, machinery breakdowns, miscommunications, bumping into people from the past, past memories rising) but this combination is a bit different to the norm.
This Super Full Moon in Gemini square Neptune may bring strange thoughts with dreamy, confused feelings, you may simply feel out of sorts. With the Sagittarius Sun conjunct Mercury Retrograde conjunct Saturn, pessimistic thoughts turn serious and Gemini's normal high energy, could feel dampened. Don't worry just being aware of this potential Neptunian distortion of reality, misperceptions or over idealism (for some) could help during this time; reminding us that things may not be as the seem. So delay making important decisions, if possible, particularly with Jupiter trine Neptune, as the magical illusion or fantasy may burst. Also be aware the shadow side of Gemini energy is the trickster (Magician reversed card in the Tarot). So take extra care during the next few weeks, not to be gullible and falsely led by deceptions and lies. Some people may try to take advantage of you. Read the small print (especially carefully during the Mercury Retrograde period) and ask the right questions. Or if you're feeling too fuzzy minded or dazzled, simply don't say yes, put things on hold until Mercury turns direct on 23rd. In fact, better to wait til after 28th January as the post Retrograde Shadow from 23rd - 28th may be experienced even more strongly.
Mercury Retrograde is in Sagittarius a fiery, optimistic, philosophical, freedom loving, future orientated sign but conjunct Saturn and with the Full Moon in Gemini, cold, harsh truths may arise, unpleasant facts (pr lies) discovered or a bubble may be burst during December. People may be harsh with their words or 'facts' but they may regret what they say or what they've done after Mercury turns direct. Beyond the Super Full Moon's influence Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius is a retrospective time to review our philosophies, ideals and where we may wish to venture in the bigger future.
On the plus side Mercury Retrograde is a great time to slow down, to re visit thoughts, re write, re plan, re do and to generally reflect. December 10th's Uranus trine Mercury could inject some excitement and awakening into our previous serious thoughts and December' 18th's New Moon in Sagittarius trine Uranus could be great for problem solving and innovative ideas.
Saturday, 2 December 2017
Thursday, 3 August 2017
The Full Moon, Lunar eclipse at 15 degrees Aquarius on 7th August, 2017 (7.10pm London) with Sun conjunct Sirius on 8th August until 14th August is a powerful time to re charge, energise and open our eyes, hearts and our awareness and to rise beyond the mundane and the physical, a time to understand our emotions and to have illumination about our Shadow self and relationships with human kind. Some say it is a portal to understanding more about the universe. Sirius is 23 times brighter than the Sun. Hence why with the Sun close to Sirius it's like getting an extra boost of self confidence and self awareness in unison with Aquarian emotional awareness. Some articles I've read write about how Atlantis and the Egyptians worked with Sirius. The usual waxing Full Moon effects may be felt from increased sensitivity, to strange dreams, broken sleep and feeling emotionally overwhelmed. Aquarius is a rebellious, independent, sociable sign, so people may feel more inclined to be out there connecting with people, feeling friendlier and wanting to break out of old habits or routines. Although the Full Moon increases emotions, Moon in aspect to Mars could be irritable, impatient and Aquarius can be quite cool and distant. At the least it emanates independence. Uranus rules Aquarius and it's an unexpected, lightening energy so with the 'Lion's Gate Portal' at it's referred to on the 8th with the Sun conjunct Sirius plus the Full Moon - unexpected breakthroughs or insights are even more likely. Jupiter square Pluto from 4th is a powerful aspect where greed or a desire to succeed or unbury treasures (whether knowledge or money) are heightened. Pirates of the Higher Consciousness. Mercury Retrograde in Virgo continues to cause disruption to technology and transport but reflect and give extra time and back up any important data.
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Mercury turns Retrograde in Virgo on 12th August (11 degrees) and turns direct on 5th September in in Leo (28 degrees) so coincides powerfully with the Leo Solar Eclipse on 21st. The effects may start to be felt now, with an intensified pre shadow retrograde influence from 8th-11th August and in intensified post direct influence from 6th to 12th September. By 20th September everything will feel back to normal. Virgo is ruled by Mercury so this Retrograde is likely to be strong and with Mercury in opposition to Neptune, confusion, mistrust, mis communication, fuzzy thinking, mix ups with schedules all heightened. On the plus side re visiting, re writing, re scheduling, re organising are all good as earthy Virgo is practical and likes to sort things out. Getting out old photos, reading old emails, re making or rebuilding could be constructive. Mercury Retrograde is a good time to slow down and reflect, 'pause for thought' effect. Retrogrades increase the chances of machinery, technological or communication breakdowns, mix ups with dates and plans, along with more travel disruption. Time often feels slower and set backs and delays mean it's wise to leave extra time for travel and to be equipped in case you're stuck somewhere i.e water, food, a coat, a good book and even a torch or matches (dull but useful.) Virgo is perfectionist, can be obsessive, analytical and shy, so introversion, focusing on details or obsessively putting things in order are all accentuated. As always but especially with this Mercury Retrograde, think carefully before you speak, re read any posts or emails before hitting that send button and take care with the words you choose as criticisms can hurt and arguments could lead to relationship breakdowns. With the lunar eclipse on 7th August do be aware that any deceptions could come to the surface over the following months, so generally with this Mercury Retrograde, think before you act. All common sense really!
Today's New Moon at 0 degrees Leo is strongly energised by Mars. Moon conjunct Mars is fiery, passionate, playful, creative and in the mood for action. New Moons are always good for instigating change or doing something new. With Moon/Mars square Uranus a rebellious edge could be added to the influence, along with impatience, restlessness and impulsiveness. Moon square Uranus is innovative and could cause erratic moods or irritability. These influences although potentially volatile are also fun and crave excitement. Some people may deliberately act in ways for the shock value. Uranus relates to technology and science so breakthroughs could occur in these areas. The grand fire trine between Saturn in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries and Moon, Mars in Leo following through in August is exciting overall. Unusually there are two new moons in a row this year in Leo, the next is the more powerful Solar Eclipse on 21st August. But before writing about this I will follow up with Mercury Retrograde updates and the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on 7th August.
Friday, 7 July 2017
This Sunday 9th July at 5:06 am London time, there is an incredibly intense Full Moon at 17 degrees Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. So things are heating up (think Gordon Ramsey, hell's kitchen!) Pluto is a powerful planet that is extreme, deep, linked death, rebirth, transformation, taboos, crisis, manipulation. So although in Capricorn this Full Moon will feel more Scorpionic. The usual build up of emotions, anger, strange dreams, restlessness, sensitivity are all likely to have been experienced in the last few weeks. And this influence can expect to be felt for around 2 weeks after 9th. As the Moon conjunct Pluto is in opposition to the Sun and Mars in Cancer, pent up anger or repressed feelings or resentment could come to the surface and result in arguments or power struggles. What concerns me about this Full Moon is the potential increase in crazy, aggressive drivers on the road or people simply looking for a fight or to cause damage or worse. Pluto in opposition to Mars is war like, destructive, passionate, aggressive. Jealousy fuelled or competitive drunken fights between alpha males with this hot, balmy weather is how this Full Moon potentially feels. Sun (one self) in opposition to Pluto could represent an inner fight, negative self esteem or self destruction. On an emotional level Pluto in opposition to Mars can be manipulative, possessive, obsessive ('bee in the bonnet') Moon in opposition to Mars in Cancer may be moody, short tempered, critical, hyper sensitive. So an intense, dramatic Full Moon which feels like skeletons could come out of the closet or things could become explosive or dangerous. So please take extra care everyone and avoid being alone in risky places or with strangers (ruthless sexual predator energy/violence heightened) or where there are too many people. Try not to over react or take extreme action as things will feel different once the Moon starts to wane towards the Full Moon. Sorry to sound like the messenger of fear. On a positive note Moon conjunct Pluto can be cathartic, great for detoxing and deep transformation. There is a positive fire trine between Uranus in Aries, Saturn in Sagittarius and the North Node in Leo so a sense of excitement and freedom and inspiration looking towards future actions is indicated. The Lunar and Solar eclipses in August are going to be particularly lovely ones, so something to look forward to.
Today's Full Moon in Sagittarius is conjunct (close to) Saturn in challenging angle to Neptune. This could be felt in a variety of ways. Sagittarius is direct & often blunt, so even normally diplomatic people may not mince their words. Sagittarius is energetic so some people may feel more energetic than normal as a few examples. Full Moons generally amplify emotions, put matters under a spotlight, bring things to the surface or reveal that which has been buried or hidden. The truth may come out in (Sagittarius) and hard lessons may be illuminated (Saturn). The Full Moon in Sagittarius at 18° (decan 2) could help focus a variety of areas into a single goal. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter a fortuitous, future orientated planet is also turning direct today after being Retrograde for months. So Sagittarius 's fiery optimism or feeling hopeful about the future may be experienced. Even if Moon/Saturn has a sobering effect for others as relationships & justice msy be themes with Jupiter direct in Libra. Neptune in aspect to this Full Moon/Saturn may be confusing or may make it hard for some to tell fiction ftom fantasy over the next few weeks. But the truth will come out. Its a magical opportunity to move forward with integrity which can bring new positive changes ahead. Abundance & serendipity with Jupiter direct are possible in the coming 4nths as things finally start happening or flowing. It reminds me if the 8 wands upright card euth the Wheel of Fortune upright in the tarot with Sag/Jupiter & perhaps the Hermit to represent wise Saturn.
Sunday, 9 April 2017
The Moon is Fullest in Libra (21 degrees) on Tuesday 11th April at 7am London time conjunct Jupiter. So the usual stranger dreams than usual and heightened emotions and sensitivity is likely. As the Sun in Aries is conjunct Uranus in opposition to Libra Moon conjunct Jupiter, optimism or erratic mood swings may be felt strongly. Libra is ruled by Venus the planet of love and creativity. So exaggerated feelings of love and a desire for harmony and balance in relationships is possible on the plus side.
Venus and Mercury are retrograde though. So however strongly one's desire to change things may be, it's wisest to think or plan but delay rather than act now. Jupiter is quite a forward thinking planet so reviewing and feeling a desire to change the future may be strong. Wait a few weeks and see if you still feel that way and then wait a bit longer to be sure. Libra can be notoriously indecisive like Pisces.Libra Full Moon opposition Uranus with Venus retrograde could manifest as a sudden or full on desire to create or return to a past love or passion is possible(Venus retrograde). Don't worry if old memories have been returning in the past month with Venus retrograde and especially in the last several days with the waxing Moon, or dreams about past relationships (Libra Full Moon, Venus retrograde) which may be confusing or unsettling. Understand these are just a few possible influences.
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus begins tomorrow on 9th April until 4th May, so be prepared for the usual slowing of time, miscommunications, misunderstandings, travel disruptions, delays and machinery breakdowns to continue until around 20th May. Hold off buying new items if possible as you may need to return them. Read any small print extra carefully before signing documents during Mercury Retrograde or get important verbal communications in email too, as a back up. Repeat appointment times and dates to be sure there are no misunderstandings. Taurus is creative but practical and a sign that needs security. Mercury Retrograde in Taurus could be experienced as thinking about creative ways to make money or use one's resources, re working projects, rewriting creative pieces, reviewing building work or replanning garden landscapes, re recording samples or reviewing financial or physical security as just a few examples.
Friday, 10 March 2017
Full Moon in Virgo 22 degrees on 12th March 2017 at 2:53pm, London. The usual general Full Moon effects of insomnia, broken sleep, weird dreams, increased emotions (anger, upset, restlessness, impatience, feeling crazier) are all possible. Virgo is an earthy, practical, reliable, diligent, intelligent, analytical, sign which has a tendency to be shy, modest, over worry, be perfectionist (even OCD), with excess nervous energy. Virgo can also be a harsh critic (of one self, as well of others). Virgo is ruled by Mercury and as Mercury, the planet of thoughts and communication (in Pisces) is square Saturn, a harsh inner voice directed at oneself, negative thoughts, words or criticisms towards others or oneself is possible. Things may seem a lot worse than they are with this Full Moon whose effects may feel strongest for the next four or five days. And with serious Saturn square this Moon additional feelings of worry and unworthiness may consume people. As Chiron the planet of wounds is close to Mercury in Pisces and Venus is retrograde, old painful thoughts or nostalgic memories from the past may keep resurfacing. Be aware these are just influences you can rise above. Whenever there is a Full Moon it is opposite the Sun which is presently in Pisces. There may be a pull between reality (Virgo) and dreams (Pisces). Venus is also Retrograde until April 15th so re viewing love, appearance, aesthetics, creativity and finances (all Venusian areas) are all possible. Retrograde periods cause us to go inwards and reflect, to look back and re evaluate. During this Full Moon period with Mercury square Saturn and the Moon opposite the Sun, Mercury and Chiron in Pisces any big conversations may be wiser to delay for at least four days, after things have cleared. Pluto in positive trine to this Virgo Moon should help release, clear out, cleanse and transform any deep negative emotions. And once a week has passed hopefully many people will feel ready to look at new things they wish to do and achieve moving toward the New Moon in Aries on 27th, full of gusto, excitement and energy.
Saturday, 25 February 2017
On Sunday 26th February at 2:58 pm (London time) there is a Solar Eclipse, Pisces New Moon at 8 degrees. New Moons are a good time for clearing, setting new intentions or for inventing new chapters. The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Neptune, South Node and Chiron will all be in Pisces which is a sweet, mutable, dreamy, sensitive sign notorious for being passive, confused or indecisive. Solar Eclipses are a powerful opportunity to harness the New Moon energy to catalyse change. A solar eclipse is when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth. This Pisces Solar Eclipse is about the creative force of imagination, nostalgia (especially as conjunct the South Node) and higher consciousness. If you want to access sacred inspiration and transcend the mundane, musical or artistic sources may assist. Leonardo de Vinci and Michaelangelo were both born with their Moons in Pisces in the first decan (within 10 degrees) so are good examples to highlight the stroke of creative and imaginative genius that is possible with first Decan Moon in Pisces. It is also a mystical, spiritual New Moon which suggests to even dream, fantasise or creatively visualise new possibilities (even if undecided exactly where you want to go), is a a good start. It is important to remind you that Neptune the ruler of Pisces is a strong influence which means idealism, sensitivity, sentimentality and poetic longings are possible. With Mars, Venus and Uranus in fiery Aries in opposition to Jupiter in Libra, extreme passion, ardour or excitement may also be experienced. Mars in opposition to Jupiter could be felt as daring, go getting energy quite different to the Pisces emphasis during this Solar Eclipse. It really depends how this passionate or sexual energy is directed. Mars conjunct Uranus could be quite electric or innovative. So a 'hit' song could be written quickly, a poet or artist could be struck by 'the muse' and produce a spontaneous work of beauty or some people may simply feel restless, anticipation in the air but not know what to do with this energy, to name but a few examples.It's important to mention the potential negative side of Pisces energy ie negative escapism, victim mentality but hopefully this solar eclipse clearing will allow any one so inclined to imagine change or what they wish to break free especially with the helpful Mars, Uranus in Aries aspect.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Full Lunar Eclipse in Leo 10th February 2017 & Jupiter Retrograde in Libra 6th Feb until 9th June 2017
Jupiter turned Retrograde on Monday 6th February in Libra (planet of balance and justice) and will remain Retrograde until 9th June 2017. Remember Retrograde planets are about re visiting or going inwards, although Jupiter is an outward, future orientated planet linked to good fortune, philosophy, growth and expansion. Jupiter can be greedy, addictive, excessive or prone to exaggeration. So this Jupiter Retrograde period could be a positive time or opportunity to look within, to learn lessons with wisdom and grace, to open mindedly re evaluate our beliefs or philosophies, to recognise or re address any out of control habits which could be worked on and moved forward with, especially when Jupiter goes direct from June up until September even. Be aware though if goals are unrealistic, greedy or deceitful during this Retrograde period this could result in loss or disappointment. The Moon has been waxing for the last several days and will be at it's fullest on Friday 10th February at 22 degrees, 12.32 am UK time. It is a Full Lunar Eclipse where the Earth is between the Moon and the Sun. Lunar eclipses can be three times more powerful than a Full Moon and it's influences can potentially be experienced up to three months after. Lunar Eclipses are a great time for cathartic experiences for releasing and clearing, for cleansing and detoxifying. As always it really depends on your personal birth chart and where this Lunar Eclipse transits natally. Crazy or vivid dreams, bad sleep, extreme emotions, increased sensitivity etc is likely for most people. As Leo is a creative, proud, playful, generous, courageous, enthusiastic, organised sign, people could demonstrate these characteristics if they're effected by this Full Moon but on the flip side Leo energy can be pompous, bossy, patriotic, snobbish, conceited and ego driven. This Lunar Eclipse in Leo is in a positive grand fire trine with Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries so exciting surprises are possible (from the Moon trine Uranus) courage can be fortified (from the Moon trine Saturn) a desire for excitement, drama, innovation or rebellion is possible (from Moon trine Uranus) but overall with this Full Lunar Eclipse in Leo and Jupiter Retrograde in Libra, a drive for truth, wisdom and enlightenment will shine through for many over the coming months. There will be a Solar Eclipse in Leo on 21st August so many positive changes could occur from now until then. The next eclipse is a Solar one in Pisces on 26th February which will be a lovely healing, compassionate, intuitive one which should help many move forward after experiencing a flair up of old wounds or painful memories from the past being re opened even psychologically (Chiron conjunct South Node in Pisces)
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Today's New Moon in Aquarius at 8 degrees (Saturday 28th January at 12:07 am) Aquarius energy is original, rebellious, freedom loving, sociable and humanitarian. With the Sun and Moon in Aquarius it could feel like a breath of fresh air for some after serious Capricorn energy, although Venus square Saturn could have a dampening effect or make some feel like they're unappreciated or left out in the cold. Aquarius can be quite aloof. Of course sometimes those that appear cold or unaffectionate are shy or fear rejection. The Aquarius New Moon with Venus, Mars, Chiron and Neptune in Pisces is quite an idealistic, mystical, dreamy, combination. So with no major serious aspects it's a pleasant New Moon and of course it's the Chinese New Year now in the sign of the Fire Rooster. Happy New Year too all who are celebrating this holiday.
Monday, 9 January 2017
Although Mercury goes direct today it will still feel like it's Mercury Retrograde for about the next two weeks and two days. In fact don't be surprised if you experience some chaos this week not just from Mercury (delays, travel disruptions, technolgical weirdnesses, miscommuncications or misunderstandings) but also with the waxing Moon in Gemini in square to Venus, Mars and Neptune in Pisces. It's a restless, fickle energy. A desire to be social may be strong and yet it will feel like a million things need to be done, there isn't enough time and you simultaneously want to hibernate or retreat from people. This week's Capricorn Sun in square to erratic Uranus adds to this kinetic energy The waxing Moon which is at it's fullest, in Cancer, this Thursday 12th at 11.33am UK time will be felt by many from today through to next Monday inclusive. The Moon is ruled by Cancer and being a water, emotional sign, it's a powerful Full Moon. Crazy dreams, broken sleep, sentimental memories, outbursts of howling with laughter and bursting into tears, increased sensitivity are all possible influences. As Thursday's Cancerian Full Moon is square Uranus, feelings of insecurity, restlessness or being unrooted are exacerbated. Cancer is a homely, family orientated, traditional sign, so many of you may simply wish to be at home, curled up in your protective environment. This Moon also square Jupiter (the planet of expansion) could mean exaggerated emotions, extreme reactions felt or displayed or extreme opinions may be voiced. People with children effected by the Full Moon may find their little ones are clingier, more needy or more up and down emotionally. Cancerians will be especially effected or anyone with a Cancerian Moon or Ascendant. Take care any gamblers out there as a desire to gamble or take risks is higher but it's better to wait until after next Tuesday to see if you still feel like jumping on the roller coaster which has many downs and may leave you feeling sick once you stop and get back to normality/solid ground. Thursday 19th's Mars in challenge to Saturn again highlights that self control is important. Just be sensible folks. Friday 13th's movement of Mercury into Capricorn will aid more steadier thinking.