In December 2023, we have a record number of planets changing direction: Neptune, Chiron and Jupiter go direct, and Mercury turns retrograde! December is that time of the year when we have the Capricorn solstice - the Sun is changing direction too. December 2023 also features a beautiful Chirstmassy Full Moon in Cancer on December … Continue reading The Astrology Of December 2023 – The Wind Of Change
Category: Astrology transits
On Monday, November 27th, 2023 we have a Full Moon at 4° Gemini. I always loved Full Moons in Gemini and noticed astrology lovers seem to love them too. We, the curious minds and the truth seekers, thrive with this energy. Think about it. The Sun is in Sagittarius. The philosopher. The sage. And the … Continue reading Full Moon In Gemini – What You Seek Is Seeking You
On Saturday, November 18th, 2023, the Sun is conjunct Mars and we have a new 2-year Mars cycle. This is a very important transit because it initiates a brand-new Hero’s Journey. The Sun is our identity, and Mars is how we take action, so when the Sun and Mars meet in the sky, we press … Continue reading A New Mars Cycle – Slaying The Dragon
Welcome November! October is now over which means the eclipse season is officially over. The last Lunar Eclipse in Taurus came with power cut-offs; I didn’t have internet access for a few days. Power cut-offs are very archetypal eclipse energies. At an eclipse, one luminary is ‘eclipsed’ or shadowed so it doesn’t operate in the … Continue reading Astrology Of November 2023 – The Hero’s Journey
On October 20th, 2023, Sun is conjunct Mercury at 26° Libra. This transit is important for 2 reasons: 1) We are now in the middle, or the “Full Moon” phase of the current Mercury cycle. This is a time or clarity and manifestation. 2) Mercury transitions from a Morning Star to an Evening Star. You … Continue reading Sun Conjunct Mercury – Mercury Becomes An Evening Star
On October 14th, 2023 we have a New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse at 21° Libra. This is a South Node Eclipse and it is conjunct Mercury, square Pluto in Capricorn, opposite Chiron in Aries and quincunx Uranus in Taurus. At this powerful Solar Eclipse, we are pressing the RESET button. South Node Solar Eclipses often … Continue reading Solar Eclipse In Libra – Elvis Has Left The Building
On October 9th, 2023, Venus enters Virgo. Hallelujah! It’s been a loooong Venus in Leo transit - we had 4 months of Venus in Leo compared to the ‘regular’ one month in a sign. The difference between look-at-me Venus in Leo and the practical and humble Venus in Virgo is like comparing Barbie to Cinderella. … Continue reading Venus In Virgo – From Barbie To Cinderella
October 2023 is marked by 2 powerful eclipses in Libra and Taurus. The eclipse season is when things ‘happen’ - so in October we know we’re up for some interesting developments. While the eclipses are shifting from the Taurus/Scorpio axis into the Aries/Libra axis, we still have a lot of Scorpio energy to deal with … Continue reading Astrology Of October 2023 – Eclipse Season Is ON!
On September 29th, 2023 we have a plot-shifting Full Moon in Aries. The Full Moon is at 6° Aries, and apart from the opposition to the Sun in Libra, the Moon doesn’t make aspects with any other planets. Nevertheless, the Moon is in select company, sharing the sign of Aries with Chiron, Eris, and the … Continue reading Full Moon In Aries – The Trojan War
This is the 2nd blog in the 3-blog series with frequently asked questions from readers and students. Which house system to use? I personally use both Whole Sign Houses and Placidus. Other astrologers in the Astro Butterfly team use Placidus, Whole Signs, or a mix of Placidus and Equal houses. We are house-system inclusive. But … Continue reading Which house system should you use?