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The Astrology of April 2019 – South Node Conjunct Saturn And Pluto

With three planets turning retrograde (Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto), April 2019 can be a turning point in your life, too. As if three planets retrograde were not enough, Saturn and Pluto are both conjunct the South Node, so these are not your usual retrogrades.

Because Saturn, Pluto and the South Node are in Capricorn, Capricorn is a sensitive point in everyone’s chart in April. The South is Node related to karma and payback. It can manifest in a positive or negative way, but it always comes with a resolution.

If someone owes you something, you may finally get in April. If you owe something to someone, April is a good time to honor your commitment. Capricorn is all about commitment and playing by the rules, so you really want to keep your promises and act from your higher self in April.

Capricorn is also the sign of hierarchies. “Hierarchy” doesn’t mean only who’s the boss, but also what are the unwritten rules of the society. For example, you can play the role of the teacher at home, and the role of a student at work. Or vice-versa.

What is important in April, is understanding what the specific role you play and, most importantly, re-assessing whether the role you used to play in the past is still relevant to your everyday reality.

April 2019 is about understanding where you stand on the hierarchy. Status and hierarchy are very sensitive topics throughout time and across cultures.

Being high on the hierarchy means you understand how the world works, and by understanding these rules, you find your way up.

But just because we understand how the world works, just because we’ve learned the ‘tricks’, doesn’t mean we are doing the right thing. Sometimes these rules need to be adjusted. April is a time to re-assess the role you play in society with responsibility. Is this role aligned with your integrity? Where do you need to make some adjustments?

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April 2nd, 2019 – Mercury Conjunct Neptune

On April 2nd, 2019 Mercury is conjunct Neptune at 17° Pisces. Mercury has been conjunct Neptune for a while now. This is the 3rd Mercury-Neptune conjunction (the other two happened on February 19th and on March 24th).

In the last two weeks especially, when Mercury and Neptune have been close to each other, your mind may have been blown… or melted. You may have experienced both confusion and breakthroughs. The 3rd conjunction on April 2nd is the “final act” and will bring the much-needed clarity and direction. Things will finally start to make sense.

Neptune has opened new portals of awareness for you. You now understand why your mind works the way it does. If you were blindfolded, now you can see again.

April 4th, 2019 – South Node Conjunct Pluto

On April 4th, 2019 the South Node is conjunct Pluto at 23° Capricorn. Pluto is the planet of power. Power can be used for good or for bad. South Node is about consequences – consequences of actions from this lifetime or previous lifetimes.

Around this date, you will gain a better understanding of the consequences of power. And because Pluto will soon turn retrograde, you want to reflect on what can you change about your relationship to power so you can use it for good.

Of course, good and bad are relative terms. But this is when you need to trust the Universe. The Nodes already know what’s necessary from a cosmic – not only individual – perspective. Your role right now is to understand the larger context of your existence.

April 5th, 2019 – New Moon In Aries

On April 5th, 2019 we have a New Moon at 15° Aries. The New Moon is square Saturn at 20° Capricorn. You are full of initiative. You want to act. You want everything NOW.

But this New Moon is about learning how to discriminate between what is ‘very’ important, and what is really important.

If something is urgent, it doesn’t mean it is important. Aries is a cardinal, “me first” sign, so make sure that whatever initiatives you start now are aligned with who you truly are, and with your sense of integrity.

April 10th, 2019 – Jupiter Goes Retrograde

Jupiter goes retrograde at 24° Sagittarius. On the same day, Venus is conjunct Neptune at 17° Pisces and Sun is square the Nodes of the Moon.

Jupiter represents your belief system. Jupiter in Sagittarius is about learning how to believe again. When Jupiter goes retrograde, it is a good time to reflect on what you believe in. Are your beliefs still a reflection of the person you’ve become?

Because the Sun is square the Nodes of the Moon, you feel at a crossroad. “It’s now or never” – you may say to yourself. “I want to live a life of purpose, I want to do something meaningful”.

And you are right. No matter your current circumstances, your age, your religion, et cetera, you have the right, the chance and the responsibility, to live a life of purpose.

The secret? Unconditional love (Venus conjunct Neptune). When we love, whether or not we get something in return, this is when we align ourselves with the laws of the Universe.

April 17th, 2019 – Mercury Enters Aries

On April 17th, 2019 Mercury enters Aries. If you have a Gemini or Virgo ascendant this is a new beginning for you. Make sure you start something new, even if you don’t have any idea what. Just start.

You don’t have to be a Gemini or a Virgo, or have a Gemini or Virgo ascendant to benefit from this transit. Mercury in Aries will help you become more assertive and confident.

If you have difficulties bringing your ideas forward, if you are shy or communication is not your forte, make sure you take advantage of the Mercury in Aries transit. In the coming weeks, allow yourself to be more like an Aries. Be assertive, take risks, and speak your mind.   

April 19th, 2019 – Full Moon In Libra

On April 19th, 2019 we have a Full Moon at 29° Libra. This is the 2nd Full Moon in Libra (we had another one on March 21st at 0° Libra). These two full moons are connected. So whatever happened in your life at the time of the first Full Moon in Libra will reach a culmination, will gain more depth.

Full Moon = getting stuff done. Normally we have only one Full Moon in each sign on the zodiac (in a given year). When we have two Full Moons (like we do now), this means we will likely have more accomplishments in the particular area of our life ruled by Libra.

April 20th, 2019 – Mercury Conjunct Chiron

On April 20th, 2019 Mercury is conjunct Chiron at 3° Aries. Mercury represents our mind and how we use it to interact with the world (gather new information, communicate, learn new skills).

Chiron is the Wounded Healer, but also the Alchemist who will initially challenge you but then will help you turn something ordinary into something extraordinary.

If you have some hurtful thoughts or if your communication is not that smooth – take this opportunity to understand yourself better – and see how you can transform your vulnerability into opportunities for growth.

April 20th, 2019 – Sun Enters Taurus And Venus Enters Aries

Sun and Venus change signs. If you are a Taurus, Happy birthday! April-May is your season. Venus, your ruler also steps into the first degree of the zodiac and enters Aries.

If you’re not a Taurus, Sun and Venus will still move into different areas of your chart. Sun is in the close proximity of Uranus. Time to try something new!

April 23rd, 2019 – Venus Conjunct Chiron

On April 23rd, 2019 Venus is conjunct Chiron at 3° Aries. Venus is the planet of love, material assets, and personal values. Venus is what is important to you.

The higher octave of Venus is Neptune. Neptune is unconditional love, spiritual assets, and universal values.

Chiron is “the bridge” of the zodiac, linking the visible planets (up to Saturn) to the invisible, transpersonal planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto). Venus conjunct Chiron means you are invited to step outside the safe boundaries of Venus and embrace the more universal values of Neptune.

April 23rd, 2019 – Sun Conjunct Uranus

On April 23rd, 2019 Sun is conjunct Uranus at 2° Taurus. If you were unsure what the upcoming 7-year Uranus in Taurus transit will bring, Sun conjunct Uranus will give you the answer.

Pay attention to what happens in your life around April 23rd, as you will get more information about the themes Uranus in Taurus will bring in the coming years.

If something unpleasant happens, this doesn’t mean the whole Uranus in Taurus transit will be like that. Sun conjunct Uranus will simply bring your awareness to the general themes of the transit.

April 24th, 2019 – Pluto Goes Retrograde

On April 24th, 2019 Pluto goes retrograde at 23° Capricorn. Pluto is still conjunct South Node. We don’t only have to deal with the consequences of power (Pluto conjunct South Node) but now we also get into revision mode (Pluto retrograde).

Don’t be afraid to dig into your past. Become conscious of what’s keeping you stuck. You can have amazing breakthroughs about yourself. This is a great time to do therapy, past life regression, ancestral work or family constellations.   

April 30th, 2019 – Saturn Goes Retrograde

April 30th, 2019 Saturn goes retrograde at 20° Capricorn and immediately after, Saturn conjuncts the South Node. Saturn is the planet of responsibility. South Node is the planet of Karma.

This is your chance to settle things with your past. Whatever gets settled now, it won’t bother you again in the future. This is a few months long transit, so take your time.

If you take responsibility for your life, April 2019 can be the month when your life can take a turn for the better.

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Astrology of March 2019 – Uranus Enters Taurus

March 2019 comes with one of the most anticipated events of the year: Uranus leaves Aries and moves into Taurus.

Uranus was briefly in Taurus in 2018, and then retrograded back into Aries. But now he’s back in Taurus for good. Or at least for the next 7 years. When a slow-moving planet like Uranus changes signs, you know you’re up for a change.

Something in your life will change, because when Uranus comes, he always brings change.

Uranus is the planet of freedom, enlightenment, and liberation. When your sense of freedom is awakened, change usually follows. That’s why midlife crisis, for example, has been associated with the planet Uranus. Uranus always makes an opposition to natal Uranus when someone is 40-42 years old.

The midlife crisis basically means that your sense of freedom is awakened. You no longer what to live by society’s rules (Saturn). You want to live by your own rules and unleash your full creative potential.

Uranus in Taurus will move into a different sector of your life and will awaken your latent potential in that particular area of your life.

March is a very eventful month, and apart from Uranus moving into Taurus we also have other important events. On March 20th, 2019 we have the Equinox and the beginning of a new astrological year, Mercury goes retrograde on Mach 5th, 2019 and spends almost the whole month in a conjunction to Neptune in Pisces, and Sun is conjunct Chiron, asking you to come to terms with your primal wound.

But let’s have a look at the most important astrological events of the month:

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March 1st, 2019 – Venus Enters Aquarius

On March 1st, 2019 Venus enters Aquarius. After she spent three weeks in the serious sign of Capricorn, making conjunctions with the toughest planets of the zodiac (Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node), Venus takes a deep breath of fresh air and moves into Aquarius.

In Aquarius, Venus rises above personal concerns and takes a more objective, realistic approach to life. Venus in Capricorn was a heavy transit. Venus in Aquarius will lift the burden of resentment from your heart.

March 5th, 2019 – Mercury Goes Retrograde

On March 5th, 2019 Mercury goes retrograde at 29 degrees Pisces, the last degrees of the zodiac. Just when Mercury was about to start a new journey (at 0° Aries), he has decided instead to stop and go back.

There is still some work that needs to be done. There are still adjustments that need to be made.

Maybe there is a chapter of your life you thought had closed, but Mercury retrograde will reopen it, for you take a closer look at it. You may not like this. But Mercury retrograde will help you see things from a different perspective.

Mercury will spend most of March in a conjunction to Neptune. Mercury and Neptune will deconstruct your present reality, to show you a different perspective.

You can have an epiphany, and finally, understand why something happened the way it happened. When you find this missing piece of the puzzle, everything will fall into place.

To benefit from Mercury’s immersion into Pisces, keep your mind open. Be aware of any misconceptions or prejudices you may have.  

March 6th, 2019 – Uranus Enters Taurus

On March 6th, 2019 Uranus enters Taurus. Uranus changing signs always comes with big shifts. To find out how exactly Uranus in Taurus will influence you, look up in your natal chart and see in which house is affected by this transit.

If you’re an Aries Ascendant, Uranus moves into your 2nd house, if you’re a Taurus ascendant, Uranus moves in your first house, if you’re a Gemini ascendant, Uranus moves into your 12th house, if you’re a Cancer ascendant, Uranus moves into your 11th house, if you’re a Leo ascendant, Uranus moves into your 10th house, if you’re a Virgo ascendant, Uranus moves into your 9th house, if you’re a Libra ascendant, Uranus moves into your 8th house, if you’re a Scorpio ascendant, Uranus moves into your 7th house, if you’re a Sagittarius ascendant, Uranus moves into your 6th house, if you’re a Capricorn ascendant, Uranus moves into your 5th house, if you’re an Aquarius ascendant, Uranus moves into your 4th house, if you’re a Pisces ascendant, Uranus moves into your 3rd house.

Get familiarized with the basic meaning of the house to see where you can expect the wind of change in your life.

March 6th, 2019 – New Moon In Pisces

On March 6th, 2019 we have a New Moon at 15° Pisces. Every New Moon comes with a new beginning, but this particular New Moon even more so, because it is linked to Uranus’ move into Taurus. This particular new beginning will not bring any type of change… it will bring a fundamental change in your life.

The New Moon is conjunct Neptune, opening completely new possibilities for you. The New Moon in Pisces is also sextile Mars and Saturn.  

Even if a New Moon conjunct Neptune is not the most energizing transit, thanks to the positive influence of Mars and Saturn, you will take focused action this time. Neptune is the uncharted territory of your soul. Are you ready to dive in?

March 15th, 2019 – Mercury Conjunct Sun

On March 15th, 2019 Mercury retrograde is conjunct the Sun at 24 degrees Pisces, which means a new Mercury cycle begins.

A Mercury cycle lasts for about 4 months, so if you plan to do something that will require 4 months to complete, this is a good time to initiate it.

Sun and Mercury are square Jupiter in Sagittarius. This time, you are confident and optimistic about the outcome. A positive mindset is proven to produce better outcomes and increase your chances of success.

March 20th, 2019 – Sun Enters Aries

On March 20th, 2019 Sun enters Aries. This is the beginning of a new astrological year, because the Sun starts a new journey around the zodiac. No matter where on the Earth you live, the day is equal to the night. March 20 will set the tone for the new astrological year.

This year, the equinox point is conjunct Chiron. This conjunction really stands out because it is very tight. Chiron is a symbol of holistic healing. This means that 2019 will be the year of holistic healing.

No matter what needs healing in your life, in the coming year you have the chance to finally restore your balance and become whole again. Chiron is also a symbol for teachers, so you can expect to find a teacher that will stir your life in the right direction.

March 21st, 2019 – Full Moon In Libra

On March 21th, 2019 we have a Full Moon in Libra. March transits are dynamite! If the New Moon brought us Uranus in Taurus, the Full Moon in Libra is connected to the beginning of the astrological year.

You may know by now that a Full Moon alone is powerful enough – it basically represents the energetic peak of the month.

But this Full Moon is at 0° Libra, one of the four cardinal degrees, one of the most potent degrees of the zodiac. If you start something when the Sun or the Moon is at one of these four cardinal degrees, then anything is possible.

Cardinal signs = action. 0° is the degree of all possibilities.

The Full Moon is opposite Chiron, now at 1° Aries. If you want healthy relationships (Libra), you need to heal yourself first (Sun conjunct Chiron). Instead of trying to find the right partner, work on becoming the right person. Find out who you really are and heal your sense of identity.

March 22nd, 2019 – Sun Conjunct Chiron

On March 22, 2019,  Sun is conjunct Chiron at 1° Aries. From all Chiron transits, Chiron conjunct the Sun is perhaps the most significant one. Chiron has a special relationship with the Sun.

In the Greek myth, Chiron was adopted by Apollo (the Greek name for the Sun) who taught him everything he knew. Chiron was initially rejected by his parents, but it was the Sun who saved him.

The Sun represents the Self, our divine mission. Chiron represents our primal wound, the wound of being born, the wound of existence.

It is only by fully embracing ourselves, and our true purpose in life, that we can transcend the wound of existence and become whole. Once you have accepted yourself, once you walk on the path of your destiny, wholeness is restored, and healing is instantaneous.

March 24th, 2019 – Mercury Conjunct Neptune

On March 24th, 2019 Mercury is conjunct Neptune at 16 degrees Pisces. Neptune is the planet of mysteries, fogginess and illusion, and Mercury is retrograde. Most people would say “expect confusions, lies, and pretty much don’t do anything in March when Mercury is retrograde”.

Bur Neptune doesn’t only stand for illusions. Neptune is also the planet that opens us to the infinite possibilities of our existence.

If you are ready to see things you have never seen before, if you are ready to accept theories that may contradict your deepest truths, then Mercury retrograde conjunct Neptune can open your mind in ways you’ve never experienced before.

March 26th, 2019 – Venus In Pisces

On March 26th, 2019 Venus enters Pisces. Venus is exalted in Pisces, which means she is able to express herself at her best. With Venus in Pisces, beauty becomes art, love becomes compassion and universal values transcend personal concerns.

No matter what’s going on in your life, Venus in Pisces will open your heart to the infinite beauty that is all around us.

In Pisces, Venus likes to dream, and the border between dreams, imagination and reality may very well shift just as the boundary between the ocean and the shoreline, inviting you to surrender and enjoy what it is.

March 28th, 2019 – Mercury Goes Direct

On March 28th, 2019 Mercury goes direct. After Mercury has spent 3 weeks submerged in the ocean, he finally returns to the shore. He has experienced a completely different world.

Was it a dream? Was it real?

Either or, he has been enriched by the experience. He now knows something he didn’t know before. Reflect on the past 3 weeks. What messages did you receive? Did you have any particular dreams? How can you integrate these insights into your everyday life?

March 31st, 2019 – Mars In Gemini

On March 31st, 2019 Mars enters Gemini. Mars is a fire sign and Gemini is an air sign. In Gemini, Mars becomes even more curious, even more adventurous, although he may lack passion or focus.

In the coming 6 weeks, you can become more argumentative, but also more persuasive. Mars is the planet of winning and Gemini is the sign of the mind.

The best way to make use of this energy is to win on the intellectual front. In the coming 6 weeks, tackle those things you tend to procrastinate, take that exam, have that difficult conversation.

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Astrology Of February 2019 – Chiron Enters Aries

February 2019 is marked by Chiron’s entrance into Aries. Chiron enters Aries and will stay there until 2027.

This is an unusually long transit for Chiron. Chiron spends almost 8 years in Aries. That’s longer than a Uranus transit. For comparison, Chiron spends less than 2 years in Libra. That’s less than a Saturn transit.

Chiron spends so much time in Aries because he has a lot of work to do here. Aries is our identity. Chiron is the wounded healer. In Aries, Chiron aims to heal the deepest wound of them all: our identity wound.

What does it mean for you? Chiron leaves a part of your chart and moves into an area perhaps unexplored until now. Chiron in Aries will show you which area of yourself you need to heal so that you can become whole again.

Another important energy to work with is Venus’ journey through Capricorn. In February, Venus will make conjunctions with Saturn, Pluto and the South Node – all in Capricorn.

While Aries is the sign of the individual “I am because I am”, Capricorn is the sign of the society “I become who I’m meant to become”.

Venus in Capricorn is “I’ve tried my best”, while Chiron in Aries shows that there is more work to be done.

This work has nothing to do with what the world wants from you. It has to do with healing your sense of identity.

You are exactly who you were meant to be. You are at the right place. Your existence is no accident. You are here for a reason.  

In February, Chiron in Aries will ask you to focus on YOU while slowly shedding off layers and layers of social conditioning (Venus in Capricorn).

While the first half of the month is less eventful, things start to precipitate around February 18th, when Chiron enters Aries, while Venus, half-way through her journey in Capricorn conjoins Venus, and Sun enters Pisces, opening up new avenues of awareness and understanding.

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But let’s see what the major astrological events are in February:

February 3rd, 2019 – Venus Enters Capricorn

On February 3rd, 2019 Venus, the goddess of beauty and love enters Capricorn. Capricorn is associated with our potential, with our highest achievements, with what we aim to achieve in this lifetime. Capricorn is the sign of perfection.

Just as the goat aims to reach the top of the mountain, Capricorn is a metaphor for our journey to reach perfection. Because Venus rules love, relationships and beauty, when in Capricorn, we want perfect love, perfect relationships, perfect beauty.

Our standards are higher than ever. And this time, we will actively try to reach them – Capricorn is a cardinal sign, after all. Venus in Capricorn is a go-getter.

She doesn’t seek perfection for the sake of perfection – she looks for substance, quality and real value. Capricorn is also a feminine Earth sign. This means that Venus goes for what she wants in a subtle and sensual manner.

In the next three weeks go for quality over quantity. Go for substance over flash. Right now, love is a marathon, not a sprint.

If you have Venus in Capricorn in your natal chart, you will have your Venus return. Watch out for what happens around the date when transit Venus is conjunct your natal Venus; this will give you a glimpse into what to expect when it comes to love, partnerships, money and finances in the next 18 months.

February 4th, 2019 – New Moon In Aquarius

On February 4th, 2019 we have a New Moon at 15° Aquarius. This New Moon is conjunct Mercury and sextile Jupiter. The New Moon only forms positive, supporting aspects, making it one of the most auspicious New Moons of the year.

If you plan a big project for 2019, this is your New Moon! If you start something now, you will have a higher likelihood to succeed.

The New Moon in Aquarius will transit a particular area of your chart, meaning it will influence a particular area of your life.

That’s where you want to start something new. Does the New Moon fall in your 6th house? Time to start a diet or a health routine. Does it fall in your 9th house? Time to apply for that course that will open new horizons for you. Does it fall in your 10th house? Time to advance your career.  

Not sure which part of your chart will be influenced? Check out Astro Butterfly’s blog post How To Read Transits In Your Natal Chart – Step By Step Instructions 

February 10th, 2019 – Mercury enters Pisces

On February 10th, 2019 Mercury enters Pisces. In Pisces, Mercury becomes imaginative and inspired, and so does your mind.

A record number of artists have been born with Mercury in Pisces and that’s because when in Pisces, Mercury can pick up on thoughts, vibes and nuances that it cannot pick up when in other signs.

Do you have a creative project? The next weeks are a great time to (re)discover the artist within.

February 13th, 2019 – Mars Conjunct Uranus

On February 13th, 2019 Mars is conjunct Uranus at 29° Aries. 29° is an ending degree. Aries is the sign of identity. Mars is the planet of action. Uranus is the planet of freedom and liberation.

Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries will ask you to come to terms with who you are. You will finally see yourself for who really are, behind the mask.

Happy with what you see? Show it to the world!

Not happy? Take action, but not just the same type of action you’ve always taken. Uranus will lift you up, it will inspire you. It will show you what’s possible. Take inspired action. Are you ready for the 2.0 version of yourself?

February 14th, 2019 – Mars enters Taurus

On Valentine’s day, Mars enters Taurus. Mars is the planet of action. Taurus is a Venus sign, and Venus is all about love and relationships.

If you’re single, Valentine’s day may prompt you to take initiative (Mars), so that you can meet your love and relationship needs (Taurus).

February 18th, 2019 – Chiron Enters Aries

February 18th, 2019 is by far the most eventful day of the month. One of the most significant transits of the year – Chiron in Aries – happens today, exactly at the time Venus conjoins Saturn at 16° Capricorn. A few hours later, Sun leaves Aquarius to enter Pisces.

Chiron in Aries is a big deal, even if Chiron would prefer to remain unnoticed. Especially when he travels through the sign of identity (Aries). Chiron is the wound that never heals – at least, not with the orthodox Saturnian approaches -, and whenever it’s triggered, it brings shame, guilt and feelings of worthlessness.

In Aries, Chiron feels exposed. If in the deep waters of Pisces, he remained pretty much undetected, but in Aries, he has no choice but to come out of hiding. But that’s why you bring something into your awareness, so you can finally deal with it.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung

February 19th, 2019 – Full Moon In Virgo

On February 19th, 2019 we have a Full Moon at 0° Virgo. The Full Moon is trine Uranus at 29° Aries and quincunx Chiron at 0° Aries.

This Full Moon is very Aries-like. Chiron is at 0° Aries, Uranus at 29° Aries. Chiron’s work on healing the identity is just beginning (0° Aries). Uranus (the higher manifestation of Chiron) is at 29° Aries, teasing us with the promise of freedom. That type of freedom that comes when we truly understand who we are.

How can we heal our wound of identity (Chiron in Aries) so we can liberate ourselves (Uranus at 29° Aries)?

Through Virgo. Virgo is the sign that aims to reconcile the matter and the spirit, in the same way, Chiron, the half-man, half-horse Centaurus, aims to reconcile his animal side and his human side. At the time of this lunation, become aware of these two separate parts of yourself. You are you, half-God, half-animal. You are a human.

February 23rd, 2019 – Venus Conjunct Pluto

On February 23rd, 2019 Venus is conjunct Pluto at 22° Capricorn. Venus conjunct Pluto will bring intense emotions and strong attraction. Touched by Pluto, Venus knows how to use her power to get what she wants.

Pluto distills the qualities of Venus. In Capricorn, Venus and Pluto want to reach the heights of beauty and love. Right now, you want nothing but the best – the most beautiful partner, the most successful relationship, the best status.

February 26th, 2019 – Venus Conjunct South Node

On February 26th, 2019 Venus is conjunct the South Node of the Moon at 25° Capricorn. In February 2019, Venus was on a mission. On a mission to find ‘perfect’ love.

By now, your heart would have learned that there is no such thing as perfection. But the never-ending journey of trying to find this perfection, the endless climb to the top is totally worth the time, the pain and the effort. The scenery has changed. Life is not what it used to be.

Without even noticing, you have become a better human being.

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Astrology of 2019 – Become The CEO Of Your Life

2019 will be more uplifting than 2018, thanks to Jupiter’s transit into its home sign Sagittarius, and also thanks to the fact that in 2019 we have much less retrograde activity than in 2018. And less retrograde = more flow, more action!

2019 is the year when the projects you started in 2018 will bear fruits. In 2018 both Venus and Mars have been retrograde, asking you to reflect on your past and renew for the future. Both Venus and Mars are ‘relationship planets’, and they describe not only how we interact with others, but also how we take action and fulfill our goals.

In 2019, Venus and Mars are in the middle of their cycle. That’s their Full Moon phase and it will take place between the 2nd half of August and the first week of September. This is when you can expect to see progress and achievements, especially in your relationships and in your creative projects.

The Lunar Nodes will spend the whole 2019 in Cancer and Capricorn. The North Node is in  Cancer, showing you where you’ve neglected yourself and the loved ones, while being caught in the rat-race (South Node in Capricorn), doing what you’re told, in a chase for a pointless pursuit.

In 2019, you will rebalance this and focus on building stronger emotional foundations, rather than working on yourself for the benefit of others.

South Node Conjunct Saturn And Pluto In Capricorn

Saturn and Pluto have been in Capricorn for a while now, but in 2019 we also have the South Node there, which will activate both Pluto and Saturn by conjunction.

Here are the ‘fatidic’ conjunction dates to be exact:

    • July 4th, 2019 – South Node conjunct Saturn at 17° Capricorn
    • Sept 28th, 2019 – South Node conjunct Saturn at 13° Capricorn

The Saturn – South Node conjunction will last unusually long, and Saturn and South Node are very close to each other all summer because Saturn retrograde travels at a similar speed with the South Node.

If you have planets or angles in Capricorn or Cancer, this summer you will have a full experience of Saturn conjunct the South Node. But even if you are not a Capricorn or Cancer, or don’t have planets in Capricorn or Cancer, you will still feel the energy of this aspect somewhere in your chart.

Saturn In Capricorn Sextile Neptune In Pisces

Thankfully, except for June-July when Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars in Cancer make oppositions with the planets in Capricorn, we don’t have any other major challenging aspects to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node.

In fact, we have a beautiful sextile between Neptune in Pisces and the planets in Capricorn. Neptune and Saturn specifically are engaged in a year-long sextile.

The 3 exact dates for the Saturn-Neptune sextile are:

    • January 31, 2019 (Saturn at 14° Capricorn, Neptune at 14° Pisces)
    • June 18, 2019 (Saturn at 18° Capricorn, Neptune at 18° Pisces)
  • November 9, 2019 (Saturn at 16° Capricorn, Neptune at 16° Pisces)

Now we know we have a mix of challenging and supporting aspects to the planets in Capricorn, but what does this mean in practice?

What To Expect From 3 Planets In Capricorn

Capricorn is a very serious, structured sign. Capricorn rules authority and systems. Architecture is a good metaphor for the Capricorn energy. If you build a house, you need to have a vision for how the house will look, and then you need to design it in such a way that it has structural integrity, so it won’t break.

Whatever Capricorn builds, it builds to last. That’s why the financial, the educational, the political systems are all ruled by Capricorn. If you want a system of such a scale to work, you need to build it on solid foundations.

But what happens when a system becomes too solid, too unshakeable? It becomes rigid. The educational system is an example. For years we’ve been told we need to get a university degree, find a job, fit in, and that’s pretty much how the world used to work.

What about now? As a university student, you get a diploma but don’t necessarily learn the skills that will help you deal with today’s reality. Nowadays, if you rely only on the educational system, at graduation, you end up with a diploma, broke, having learned some outdated theory, and with 50-100K of student debt.

It’s clear that this system has outlived its usefulness. And the same goes with politics, health, corporations, the food industry, and so on.  

Saturn, Pluto And South Node In Capricorn

What happens when we have 3 powerful planets (Pluto, Saturn and South Node) in Capricorn, the sign of structure and systems? Let’s take them one by one:

Pluto is the planet of what’s hidden beneath the surface of our consciousness. Pluto is the planet of transformation, and when properly embraced, grants infinite power. But in the process, Pluto destroys everything that’s obsolete or unnecessary.

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Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008, when we had the big financial crisis. Pluto exposed the lack of integrity of our financial system. Pluto is the reason why inflation has been kept under relative control in most parts of the world, but this doesn’t mean Pluto doesn’t have more work to do. He does, and he will. Wait for the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January 2020!

Saturn is the natural ruler of Capricorn so Saturn and Capricorn share many things in common: structure, determination, hard work, responsibility. Saturn is the builder of the zodiac, and when in Capricorn, he likes to build even higher structures or fences.

The South Node, or the tail of the dragon, stands for karma, or for the ‘final result’. When we’re on our path, working on our North Node mission, then the South Node is the final outcome of our work.

But when we don’t feed the North Node, or fail to see the relationship between input (North Node) and output (South Node) then the South Node can come with sorrow, regret, and with an overarching feeling that we can’t escape our destiny.

When Pluto, Saturn, and the South Node come together in Capricorn we know that our financial, political, educational, and pretty much every system in place are up for a transformation.

Getting To The Core Of The Matter

Saturn builds, and Pluto destroys. South Node is the final outcome. Together, the 3 will be very careful about what they build, and what they destroy. Their work is not one of expansion, but of focus on what matters. 

Will Saturn and Pluto break the existing systems, or on contrary, consolidate them? They will probably do both. This is not a Uranus transit, when everything is wiped out in one day, on a quest for radical change.

This is a slow, focused process. This is a call for minimalism.

How can we get to what really matters? How can we get to the guiding principles of structure, systems, and power? How can we build systems and structures that are still solid, but less prone to be corrupted by power?

The Saturn-Pluto-South Node conjunction will show us that it’s only the leaky foundation that will crumble, and that true power knows no destruction.

At the highest manifestation, this transit is an invitation to take full responsibility for your life, not necessarily by working harder or by playing by the rules, but by truly embracing the infinite power that lies inside you.

Become The CEO Of Your Own Life

This transit reminds me of a business owner who tried to find a CEO for his company for years and years, without success. In the end, he realized that it’s him who needs to become a CEO first. He needed to understand how a company works, what does it take to make it successful, before making someone else accountable. The lesson? Don’t outsource the CEO tasks, learn how to become a manager.

Instead of expecting the state, the politicians, the corporations to ‘make things work’, ask yourself: how can I become the CEO of my own life? How can I reclaim my power? How can I see that I already have what it takes to be who I am meant to be?

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The South Node-Saturn-Pluto conjunction is our opportunity to release our Capricorn karma, and to unveil the mystery of what the purpose of power, systems, authority, and structures truly is. In 2019, you will find the quintessence of power, determination, and self-sufficiency

What Does The World Want From You?

In 2019, you will have the chance to release karma and programming that have been accumulating for generation after generation. You will finally have a breakthrough in what the world really wants from you (Capricorn).

The court wants nothing from you. It receives you when you come, and it dismisses you when you go” – Franz Kafka, The Trial

If you haven’t read the book, “The Trial” is the story of Joseph K., an insurance official who is subjected to an unfair trial. At the time of his 30 birthday (a symbol for the Saturn return), K. is arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority.

The nature of his crime is revealed neither to him nor to the reader. He must defend himself against a charge about which he can’t get any information.

At the end of the book, K. is condemned to death, without knowing what crime he has committed. The book has become a symbol of the ordinary person’s struggle against an unreasoning and unreasonable authority.

At first glance, the book is all about the hopelessness of the individual against the corrupt power of the institutions (Saturn conjunct Pluto). The author of the book, Franz Kafka himself had the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in his natal chart and wrote the book at his own Saturn return, when again, transit Saturn was conjunct Pluto.

Yet, the line “The court wants nothing from you. It receives you when you come, and it dismisses you when you go” clarifies the deeper meaning of the book.

It’s not the society and its corruption that cause us harm, it’s our willingness to play along with the society’s rules and corruption, that causes all the suffering. Submitting to society’s corrupted ways is the biggest crime of them all.

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K.’s trial is nothing else but the trial of his own conscience, speaking of his inability to access his inner power and to own his actions. His trial is self-inflicted.

Jupiter In Sagittarius – No Dream Is Too High

Now if all this Capricorn story sounds a bit too serious (it IS serious)… this doesn’t mean you will not have fun in 2019. With Jupiter in Sagittarius, you will have a lot of fun! There is one sector in your life that will definitely benefit from the optimistic and generous beams of Jupiter in Sagittarius.

So no worries, 2019 will be equally exciting! When Jupiter is at home, and when it makes contact with his friend Neptune (Neptune is now in Pisces, and both Jupiter and Neptune rule Pisces), everything becomes possible! Who said the sky’s the limit? In 2019, there’s no limit to Jupiter in Sagittarius’ arrows!

Uranus In Taurus – A New Kind Of Self-Worth

In March 2019, Uranus moves into Taurus, to stay there until 2026. Taurus is the most fixed and unmovable sign of the zodiac. Uranus is all about change and disruption.

The result? Uranus will change exactly that part of your identity which you believed will never change. Your values. Your principles. Your modus operandi.

By the end of this transit, you will no longer be the same person. Having money and possessions will no longer satisfy you. You will find a new kind of self-worth.

Chiron In Aries – Your Wound Is Your Gift

After a short preamble, Chiron moves back into Aries, and will stay there until 2027. Chiron is the archetype of the wounded healer.

Chiron in Aries is our opportunity to heal the deepest wounds of them all, the wound of identity (Aries).

Deep inside, we all doubt that our existence matters. Chiron in Aries will show you that it’s you who decided to come into this world, and that you did it for a reason. You’ve made it here because you have a mission.

And that it’s ok to doubt your significance from time to time, because if you didn’t, you would stagnate. And we all grow, that’s just how life works.

2019 Eclipses In Cancer, Leo And Capricorn

As always, eclipses are when things are going to happen. In 2019 we have 5 eclipses:

    • January 6 – Partial South Node Solar Eclipse at 15° Capricorn
    • July 2 – Total Solar Eclipse at 10° Cancer
    • July 16 – Partial Lunar Eclipse at 24° Capricorn
  • December 25 – Partial Solar Eclipse at 4° Capricorn

To see whether these eclipses will affect you directly, check if you have any planets or angles around any of these eclipse degrees. If you don’t have planets in Capricorn or Cancer, you will still feel the fateful influence of the eclipses in certain areas of your life (check where you have Cancer and Capricorn in your chart).

Mercury Retrograde In 2019

In 2019, Mercury goes retrograde through Water signs, this means that in 2019 it’s our feelings that will go under review.

    • 1st retrograde: March 5 – March 28 (in Pisces)
    • 2nd retrograde: July 8 – August 1st (in Leo/Cancer)
  • 3rd retrograde: October 31 – November 20 (In Scorpio).

Unlike 2018, 2019 is “retrograde as usual”. No more Venus or Mars retrograde, like in 2018. It’s only Mercury and the slow-moving planets that go retrograde in 2019  (and they go retrograde every year, without exception) and this means that we have less retrograde activity than usual.

That’s great news: 2019 will be less about reviewing and learning from mistakes, and more about implementation! If in 2018 you had reasons to slow down, in 2019, no more excuses.

You Have The Power

Yes, June and July will be challenging months, and yes, the Capricorn area of your chart might not be easy to navigate. But with a beautiful Jupiter in Sagittarius, with a supportive Saturn-Neptune sextile, and with no more major retrogrades, you can expect pretty much smooth sailing!

Don’t let anyone stop you from fulfilling your highest dreams, because no one, and nothing can stop you, really. In 2019, you are the CEO of your own life.

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Astrology of January 2019 – A New Beginning

2019 couldn’t have started on a more dynamic tone. With 2 Eclipses, 5 planets changing signs and Uranus stationing direct, January 2019 will be a month to remember.

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Let’s get straight to the point:

January 1st, 2019 – Mars Enters Aries

On January 1st, 2019 Mars enters Aries, which means Mars is at 0° Aries, the first degree of the zodiac. And Mars is the planet of action! We couldn’t have had more ‘new beginning’ energy for January 1st even if we tried.

January 2nd, 2019 – Sun Conjunct Saturn

The perfect ‘New Years Resolutions’ transits only just start on the January the 1st. The next day, on January 2nd, 2019, Sun is conjunct Saturn at 11° Capricorn. Capricorn and Saturn are both serious, driven, and ambitious. This is a time to reflect on your progress, to do a reality check and make some serious commitments for 2019.

Jupiter and Sagittarius are about vision setting, and Saturn and Capricorn are about taking responsibility for the vision and putting in the actual work to fulfill it. Because in 2019 both Jupiter and Saturn are in their home signs, we have the perfect balance of strategy and vision (Jupiter) and resilience and commitment (Saturn). Go for it (Jupiter in Sagittarius) and then just do it (Saturn in Capricorn).

January 5th, 2019 – Mercury Enters Capricorn

Mercury finally moves out of Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. Mercury becomes organized, focused and goal-oriented in Capricorn, and so will your mind. You will finally get the clarity you need to understand what you need to do to achieve your goals.

January 6th, 2019 – New Moon And Solar Eclipse In Capricorn

On January 6th we have a Solar Eclipse at 15° Capricorn. This Solar Eclipse is truly a powerhouse because it is conjunct Saturn and Pluto!

And as if that was not enough, Uranus turns direct on the same day! Expect a complete paradigm shift. Something that seemed impossible can finally become a possibility. The Solar Eclipse will show you that anything you direct your ambition towards, you can achieve.

January 7th, 2019 – Venus Enters Sagittarius

On January 7th, 2019, Venus is finally out of Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. Phew! Venus entered Scorpio on September 10, 2018 – can you believe it? Venus normally spends around 1 month in a sign, but because Venus has been retrograde, we had a much longer Venus in Scorpio transit.

The energy is finally changing as Venus enters optimistic Sagittarius. Your optimism levels will rise, and as a result, you will just feel better! Sagittarius is a very spiritual sign, so in the next 4 weeks, you will find more joy and fulfillment in spiritual practices. Cheers to Venus in Sagittarius!

January 11th, 2019 – Sun Conjunct Pluto

On January 11, 2019, Sun is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. If Sun reigns over the visible world, Pluto reigns over the underworld.

Sun conjunct Pluto represents the Complete Being who has been to ‘heaven’ (Sun), has been to ‘hell’ (Pluto), and has understood the cycles of life and death.

During this transit you can have some breakthroughs about the deeper truth of your existence. Don’t fear Pluto! Look at the Underworld not as a place of pain and suffering, but as a place of great wisdom and resourcefulness. If you don’t try to resist Pluto, you can open yourself to the great riches of this transit.

January 13th, 2019 – Mercury Conjunct Saturn

On January 13th, 2019, Mercury is conjunct Saturn at 12° Capricorn. When the intellect (Mercury) and the order (Saturn) come together in the sign of ambition (Capricorn), nothing can stop you!

The key to achieving great things in life is FOCUS, and Mercury conjunct Saturn will help you remove unnecessary distractions so you can focus on what matters.

January 14th, 2019 – Jupiter Square Neptune

On January 14, 2019, Jupiter is square Neptune. The square is at 14° Sagittarius (Jupiter) and 14° Pisces. This is the first square in a series of three and will present you with a ‘problem’.

At the time of the 2nd square (June 2019), you will be presented with an alternative solution, and by the time of the 3rd and final square (September 2019) you will be changed by the experience and integrate a new approach to what Jupiter and Neptune mean for you.

Both Jupiter and Neptune stand for spirituality, but while Jupiter is about what we believe to be true because this is how it has always been (Jupiter rules social customs and religion), Neptune is about spirituality without frontiers.

Jupiter square Neptune will challenge all the beliefs that are outdated, so you can open yourself to new beliefs – beliefs that better reflect the truth of who you’ve become.

January 20h, 2019 – Sun Enters Aquarius

On January 20th, 2019, Sun enters Aquarius. Happy birthday to all Aquarius out there and welcome to the Aquarius season! In the coming month, we will all become a little bit more Aquarian than usual. Freedom becomes more important to you, and you’re likely to become more open-minded to new ways of doing things.  

January 21st, 2019 – Total Lunar Eclipse In Leo

On January 21st, 2019, we have the 2nd Eclipse of the Month, this time a Lunar Eclipse. The Lunar Eclipse is at 0° Leo and it’s literally the last eclipse of the Leo-Aquarius Eclipse season. 0° is a very powerful degree because it represents the pure energy of the sign. Therefore, this eclipse is very Leo-like!

Which house in your natal chart is ruled by Leo? In that respective area of your chart, you can expect a culmination of everything that happened in your life during the Leo-Aquarius Eclipse cycle, that started in February 2017.

January 22nd, 2019 – Venus Conjunct Jupiter

On January 22nd, 2019, Venus is conjunct Jupiter at 16° Sagittarius. Venus and Jupiter are the most beneficial planets in astrology, and when they meet, great things happen. We have a Venus-Jupiter conjunction every year, but this year the conjunction is especially beneficial because Jupiter is in domicile in Sagittarius.

Jupiter will boost Venus’ qualities. And as you know, Venus is connected with the good things in life. You will especially benefit from this conjunction if you have Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius or Pisces Ascendant or if you have planets or angles around 16° Sagittarius. Make sure you mark your calendar!

January 24th, 2019 – Mercury Enters Aquarius

On January 24th, 2019, after a speed ride in Capricorn, Mercury enters Aquarius, one of its favorite signs. Mercury, also known as the messenger of Gods, comes in on feather-like wings to brings us messages we should really listen to.

Aquarius is an Air sign, and Mercury loves air signs because Mercury and Air share the same qualities: communication, awareness, curiosity, and objectivity. The coming 3 weeks are great for any activities that involve the intellect: learning, absorbing information, reading, social networking, getting in contact with other people, or doing group activities.

January 29th, 2019 Sun Conjunct Mercury

On January 29th, 2019, Sun and Mercury meet at 9° Aquarius. We are in the middle of the current Mercury cycle. This is the superior Sun-Mercury conjunction and it has the qualities of a Full Moon. This means that Sun conjunct Mercury will bring to fruition what you started at the time of the inferior Sun-Mercury conjunction, on November 27th, 2018.

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Astrology Of October 2018 – Venus Goes Retrograde

Astrology October 2018 – Venus goes Retrograde

The event of the month is, of course, Venus retrograde in Scorpio. Venus changes course on October 5 at 10° Scorpio and will stay retrograde until November 15.

This is one of the most intense Venus retrograde we have had in a while. Why? Firstly, because it’s in Scorpio. Usually, that’s ‘enough said’. Scorpio is the sign of change and transformation. After any serious Scorpio transit, something inside you changes forever. Once you emerge from the storm, you’re never the same person again.  

Scorpio is the sign of hidden things, so Venus retrograde will expose your most hidden secrets, especially those related to love and relationships. No matter how happy our relationships are, there is always stuff buried deep inside. 

Venus retrograde will dive into the Underworld to expose this buried stuff. When Venus is retrograde, she is in fact in a perfect alignment with the Earth and the Sun. Venus disappears in the rays of the Sun to dive into the metaphorical Underworld, where she gets purified.

When Venus is retrograde, the pull of self-transformation is so strong that we cannot ignore it. Whether or not you are aware of it yet, you too are ready to dive in.

Venus retrograde makes an intense opposition to Uranus, the planet of unexpected change, freedom, and liberation. Usually, one Uranus transit is enough to break the chains of illusion. But this time we have an unusually long Uranus transit, because of Venus’ back and forth motion.

Because it takes so long, Venus-Uranus will break the strongest chains – those chains you thought are impossible to break. Ultimately, the Venus-Uranus opposition will liberate us from the prison of our outdated Selves, so that we can have mature, meaningful and authentic relationships.

Let’s have a look at the most important events of October 2018:

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October 2nd, 2018 – Mercury is Square Pluto

On October 2nd, 2018 Mercury is square Pluto. We all have obsessive thoughts from time to time. The reason they become obsessive is that there are certain aspects of our lives we believe we have no control over. And the anxiety of ‘not having control’ creates these obsessive thoughts.

Obsessive thoughts are thoughts that got caught in a loop because we’re not addressing the underlying cause that created them in the first place. 

Your challenge during this transit is to pay closer attention to these obsessive thoughts. Where do you feel powerless in your life, and why? Pluto always asks for the ‘why’ and will ‘torture’ you until you find out. Once you have found out, the simple acknowledgment of the ‘why’ usually solves the problem.

October 5th, 2018 – Venus goes Retrograde

On October 5th, 2018 Venus goes retrograde. Venus is how the world makes us feel. When Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio, the sign of the truth, you may discover some things in your life that aren’t that pretty.

But the worst thing you could do is to try to brush them off. That strategy, my friend, is not going to work. Scorpio EXPOSES. The more you try to hide it, the more it will come to get you.

Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio for a reason. We all have some skeletons in our closet. These skeletons get bored too, and once every 8 years, when Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio, they want to come out. The question is: are you going to build a stronger lock to keep them in there for 8 more years, or are you going to let them out?

Are you ready? Have no fear. You can actually thrive during this process, and I’ll show you how. Watch out for my announcement of the Venus retrograde course!

October 9th, 2018 – New Moon in Libra

On October 9th, 2018 we have a New Moon in Libra. This New Moon is square Pluto. Venus, the ruler of the New Moon, is in Scorpio AND is retrograde. This New Moon in Libra will feel very Scorpionic, so don’t expect love, peace, and chocolate.

New Moons come with new beginnings. This particular new beginning has a ‘retrograde’ flavor to it. There is some ‘unfinished’ energy about it. Something about this new beginning will require some digging into the past. If you start something new around October 9th, there is more to it.   

On the same day, Mercury moves into Scorpio, the most investigative sign of the zodiac. Mercury likes to go into the secret corners of your mind and expose the most creepy thoughts and feelings. These are things we usually hide from others and even from ourselves.

Mercury is an objective planet, and Scorpio is all about the truth. Not the objective truth of Libra, but the emotional and sometimes ambivalent truth of deep-water Scorpio.

Mercury in Scorpio is about applying radical honesty in your everyday life. Radical honesty doesn’t mean telling your friend “you look fat in that dress”. It starts with yourself. Are you really honest – with your own feelings – when you tell someone they are fat? What really drives you to say that? Is it honesty or something else?  

October 10th, 2018 – Mercury opposite Uranus; Venus square Mars

On October 10th, 2018 Mercury is opposite Uranus and Venus is square Mars. This is a high energy, erratic day. You can have an irresistible desire to speak your mind or to take decisive action in one of your relationships.

Taking action is always a good idea, as long as you take it from a place of confidence and alignment. If you are out of alignment, is not a good idea to rush in into an action you will end up regretting later.

On a positive side, these dynamic aspects can help you find creative solutions to some problems you’ve been avoiding.

October 12th, 2018 – Sun square Pluto

On October 12th, 2018 Sun is square Pluto. The Sun is in Libra and Pluto is in Capricorn – we have some serious cardinal action! Power struggles are usually the norm when the Sun makes an aspect to Pluto, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Pluto only wants to show you that there is some higher truth about life that you may not be aware of yet. Pluto will push you outside your comfort zone to find this higher truth. It can be uncomfortable at first, but it is so much worth it. This is a great day for self-development or self-inquiry.  

October 15th, 2018 – Mercury conjunct Venus

On October 15th, 2018 Mercury is conjunct Venus at 8° Scorpio. Venus is making her last appearances as an evening star. In just a couple of days, she will disappear under the beams of the Sun, ready to be transformed in a morning star. Mercury, on the other hand, has just emerged from the beams of the Sun. He has a message for Venus. This is the call for transformation.

The Sumerian myth of Inanna begins with Inanna deciding to attend her sister’s husband’s funeral. This is her pretext to go into the Underworld. Venus will indeed disappear from the sky 3 days later, on October 18. This pretext, or call to action, is Mercury. He will bring you the message. What is YOUR call to action? 

October 19th, 2018 – Mercury trine Neptune; Mercury square Mars

On October 19th, 2018 Mercury is trine Neptune and square Mars. You can have lots of ideas thanks to the harmonious Mercury trine Neptune aspect, but the dynamic square to Mars will help you put them into practice. If you are more reserved, this transit will give you the impulse you needed to bring your ideas into the world. If you are very extroverted and confident, you can become a little bit too much in love with your ideas and try too hard to push them on others.

October 23rd, 2018 – Sun enters Scorpio

On October 23rd, 2018 Sun enters Scorpio. When the leaves start falling, and Halloween approaches, you know that the Scorpio season is about to start. Scorpio is the sign of change and transformation that can lead to inner strength. October/November is also the season when we usually get the flu. Getting the flu is not pleasant, but it can, in fact, help your immune system get stronger.

And this is how Scorpio operates. It creates a bit of discomfort so that you can become stronger, better and enjoy life even more. Venus (retrograde), Mercury and Jupiter are already in Scorpio. When the Sun joins in, you will become aware of what exactly you need to transform in your life so you can become stronger and better.

October 24th, 2018 – Full Moon in Taurus

On October 24th, 2018 we have a Full Moon in Taurus. The Full Moon in Taurus is on high voltage! This Full Moon should be called the “AC/DC Full Moon” as it is exactly conjunct Uranus.

The Moon and Uranus are in the first degree of Taurus, and Sun is in the first degree of Scorpio. The ruler of the Full Moon, Venus is retrograde and approaching the conjunction with the Sun. Something is in the making. 

Taurus and Scorpio are FIXED signs are they RESIST change. Uranus is the planet of change. What do you think it will happen? When it comes to Uranus, I don’t make any predictions. Prepare for a revelation. Something needs to change. You may not know what exactly, but you already feel it coming.

October 26, 2018 – Venus conjunct Sun

On October 26th, 2018 Venus retrograde is conjunct Sun and a new Venus cycle begins. The interior conjunction with the Sun basically means the end of the Venus current cycle and the beginning of a new one. This is the most important day of the Venus retrograde and one of the most important days of the year.

Venus throws herself into the arms of the Sun. This is where she gets purified, where she sheds her old skin. And this is where she gets clarity and where she seeds her intentions for yet another 19-month journey.

And this is where she will metamorphose from an evening star into a morning star. Today is a turning point. Mark this date in your calendar. Pay attention to what happens around this date. Journal it.

October 29th, 2018 – Mercury conjunct Jupiter

On October 29th, 2018 Mercury is conjunct Jupiter at 27° Scorpio. This is the last aspect a planet makes to Jupiter in Scorpio before Scorpio moves into Sagittarius. Jupiter moved in Scorpio in October last year and brought us the #metoo movement.

Mercury is the planet of news and announcements so we can expect the big announcement of the Jupiter in Scorpio transit.

In your natal chart, you will get some information about the area of your life ruled by Jupiter. If you are a Gemini ascendant for example, and Jupiter rules your 7th house, you will get some news about your relationships.

October 30th, 2018 – Mercury enters Sagittarius

On October 30th, 2018 Mercury enters Sagittarius. Sagittarius may not be Mercury’s favorite sign, but it’s certainly an interesting transit.

Mercury is the planet of factual information. Mercury only believes in what he or she can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.

Sagittarius, on the other hand, is the planet of abstract knowledge, of dogma, of what we believe without questioning. Sagittarius is the sign of philosophy and religion.

Where Mercury sees the details, Sagittarius sees the big picture. In the coming weeks, you may struggle with seeing the forest for the trees. That’s unless your natal Mercury is in Sagittarius or Pisces… in this case you will feel at home with this transit.

Nevertheless, by striving to find details in the big picture, to see the concrete in the abstract, you can have some revelations. This transit is great for studying and any kind of intellectual work where a fresh perspective is needed.

October 31st, 2018 – Venus opposite Uranus 

On October 31st, 2018 Venus is opposite Uranus. Venus makes another exact opposition to Uranus (the 2nd) and shortly after Venus leaves Scorpio and moves back into Libra. After the exhausting process of digging into the depths of our souls, Venus moving back into Libra will feel like the light at the end of the tunnel.

Finally, there is hope. Finally, you will be able to see the silver lining of this heart-shattering transit. Not only Venus moves back into Libra, the sign where she feels at her best, but on the same day, Venus rises again in the sky. This is the first appearance of Venus as a morning star. She’s alive, and ready to start again. And so will you be!

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Astrology of August 2018 – Solar Eclipse in Leo and 6 Planets Retrograde

How are you recovering after the intense lunar eclipse on July 27? Things will be a little less intense in August, but not for too long, because on August 11 we have yet another eclipse in the sign of Leo.

We have a record of 6 planets retrograde in August: Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. That’s a lot or retrograde energy! Although retrograde planets slow things down, they also teach us to act more thoughtfully – and be better humans, in general. Every cloud has a silver lining.

Overall, August is a MUCH better month than July. We have less drama, even with 6 retrograde planets, thanks to some positive supporting aspects which I will detail below.

The Full Moon on August 26 is gentle and healing and VERY different from the Full Moon / Total Lunar Eclipse in July. There is hope!

But let’s have a look at the major astrological events of the month:

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On August 1st, 2018 Mars is square Uranus. This is the 2nd Mars-Uranus square in the cycle –  the first one was on May 16, immediately after Uranus entered Taurus. That was an unsettling day for many of us.

This 2nd square won’t be much easier, but because Mars is retrograde and Uranus is stationary (preparing to turn retrograde) the effects will be less “in-your-face”.

In fact, you now can get a completely different perspective on something you started or experienced mid-May. But the final outcome of this aspect will come on September 21st – there is more to come!  

On August 6th, 2018 Venus enters Libra, its rulership sign. That’s great news because Venus loves being in Libra! This is when she gets crystal clear about what she wants, and this is where she can exercise her charm with self-confidence and purpose.

Venus will spend a pretty long time in Libra due to the retrograde. I know, we have Mars retrograde, Mercury retrograde, and now I’m telling you Venus will go retrograde as well? The good news is that Venus will not go retrograde until October 4, so no need to worry too much about it… yet.  

Venus will move back into Libra from November 1st until December 3rd. This means Venus will spend more than 2 months in Libra in total, so if you have personal planets or angles in Libra (especially in the last decan) this transit will be huge for you.

The goddess of love reaches her greatest elongation on the 17th of August. Basically, she will now rise as an evening star farthest away from where the Sun is setting. In this phase, Venus is all by herself, unconcerned with what the Sun wants from her. This won’t last long though. Venus will soon realize that this is as far as she can go.

In the same way, you can experience an “and now, what?” type of feeling. Now that you got what you wanted, you may realize that the price you paid was not really worth it if you have no one to share it with. And because Venus hates being all by herself, she will soon start to slow down and find her way back to the Sun.

On August 7th, 2018 Venus in Libra is trine Mars in Aquarius. In the same day, Uranus goes retrograde. Venus, Mars and Uranus will have a very interesting ‘triangle’ relationship in the 2nd half of the year. Venus will square Mars twice, and then trine it twice, and will oppose Uranus three times!

These transits will initially bring disruptions, and later freedom and authenticity in relationships.

On August 9th, 2018  Sun is conjunct Mercury retrograde, marking a new Mercury synodic cycle. Even if Mercury is retrograde, contrary to the beliefs, today is a good day to start a new Mercury-related project.

The only condition is to start by planting the intention (don’t bring your project to the world yet). So you can think about it, go to the drawing board and plan it. But don’t make official announcements, or launch it on social media. Wait until Mercury becomes visible 10 days later to do that.

In the same day, Venus in Libra is square Saturn in Capricorn. This is normally a gloomy transit, but because now both Venus and Saturn are in the signs of their rulership, they both act from their ‘higher planetary selves’. They can basically agree to disagree.

Libra and Capricorn are cardinal signs so they will push you to take action. You know what you want, now it’s time to go and get it!

On August 11th, 2018 we have a New Moon and Solar Eclipse at 18° Leo. The eclipse is conjunct Mercury retrograde and quincunx Pluto. Long forgotten memories can come to the surface and find a new meaning. Solar eclipses are about starting afresh from the dust of the past.

This is a partial solar eclipse linked to the solar eclipse of July 2000. What was going on in your life back then? Similar themes may resurface, but now you have an opportunity to see things in a new light.

Needless to say, you will be affected if you are a Leo, if you have Leo ascendant, or if you have other personal planets or angles in Leo.

On August 12th, 2018 Mars retrograde moves back into Capricorn. If your life has been turned upside down at the eclipses, now the universe is giving you a second chance to make things right.

That’s right! A solar eclipse leveraging Mars, the planet of action means you CAN start again. You CAN turn things around.

The 2nd half of August is better than the first half, and definitely much better than July. Phew!

August 19th is a wonderful day. Mercury finally goes direct and life starts to flow a little bit smoother.

On the same day, we have the last Jupiter-Neptune trine. This is one of the most positive aspects of the year bringing beauty and healing in our lives.

Jupiter, and Neptune especially are slow moving planets and although they won’t affect us on an individual level, they set the overall trends, thus shaping the future of our everyday lives. Jupiter and Neptune are in sensitive, feminine water sings so they are all about emotions, depth, beauty, and feminine expression.

Just look at the trends! When it comes to the catwalk, for example, I’ve never seen so many fluid, floral, colorful, feminine designs in years. And apparently liquid clothes (Jupiter and Neptune are in water signs) are the newest trend for this summer!

Should I mention the best selling artist of the year is Ed Sheeran? Ed is notoriously famous for his rich vocals and romantic, lyrical songs. I personally love his music. Thank you, Jupiter and Neptune!

When we are bombarded on a daily basis with fake or fear-inducing media, don’t forget that underneath it all, the world is a beautiful place.

On August 23rd, 2018 Sun moves into Virgo. Happy birthday to all the Virgos out there! As the Sun is approaching the equinox, it’s time to reflect on what we have done so far this year. There is still time to adjust and improve.

Virgo is an earth mutable sign, that’s why is associated with analysis, productivity, and adjustment. In nature, now is time to water, prune and improve the outcome of the harvest.

On August 25th, 2018 we have a grand Earth trine between Sun, Uranus and Saturn. When I said the 2nd half of August will be much better, I meant it!

Grand trines are the most positive aspects in astrology, bringing joy, harmony, and balance. Unless you thrive on struggle, you are going to love this sense of flow and ‘rightness’.

Saturn represents structure while Uranus represents freedom. The Sun is You. The grand trine will bring you the opportunity to strike the right balance between structure and discipline, and freedom and authenticity. You will benefit from this transit if you have planets around 2° in feminine signs: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.

On August 26th, 2018  we have a Full Moon in Pisces. I absolutely love this Full Moon which comes as a well-deserved relief after the intense eclipse season!

The Full Moon forms a beautiful kite aspect, engaging with the Sun-Saturn-Uranus grand trine. Kites are dynamic aspects which bring opportunities. If you have planets around 3° in feminine signs, you will be offered an opportunity. Make sure you don’t miss it!

On August 27th – Mars goes direct! It’s been a long two months, so pat yourself on the shoulder. You made it! You survived a challenging, eclipse-infused Mars retrograde. Mars retrograde tested your inner strength, but as a result, you’ve become more resilient and powerful than ever.  

 

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The Astrology Of June 2018 – Mars Goes Retrograde

Can you believe we are almost halfway through the year? In 2018 we had an unusual amount of time with all planets in direct motion. Time went by so fast!

The 2nd half of the year will be pretty much the opposite. Things will start to slow down already this month as Mars, the planet of action, goes retrograde. Mars retrograde is not common, that’s why it’s much more significant than let’s say, Pluto or Uranus retrograde. Yes, even more important than Mercury retrograde.

If transpersonal planets spend almost 50% of the time in retrograde motion, if Mercury spends 20% of time retrograde, Mars only spends 9% of time retrograde! So this is going to be big, especially because Mars retrograde is also closely linked to this summer eclipse season.

But let’s have a look at the most important aspects of the month of June 2018:

June 2018

On 5 June 2018 Mercury is conjunct the Sun. We are in the middle of the Mercury synodic cycle that started on April 1st 2018. Mercury is now in the heart of the Sun. The Mind the Self become one. Time to ask (Mercury) yourself (Sun) some questions: Who are you? Who are you, really – behind conditionings, false identities, rigid beliefs and preconceived ideas?

On 6 June 2018 Venus, now at 20° Cancer is opposite Pluto in Capricorn. Venus in Cancer is about nurturing love and emotional comfort, and Pluto in Capricorn is about power and … well, power.

Venus opposite Pluto can mean anything from wearing a perfume to seduce your boss, to obsessing over your 7th-grade crush. Your relationships can undergo some tests – this is your opportunity to face your fears and embrace the darker side of love.

In the same day, Mercury at 16° Gemini is square Neptune in Pisces. Right now Mercury is moving at the speed of light (more than 2° in a day) so you may just get a quick glimpse of this transit – an inspiring idea, a confusing conversation, a mind-blowing youtube video – some apparently trivial event will shift your perspective about life.

On 13 June 2018 we have a New Moon in at 22° Gemini. The New Moon is separating from a square to Neptune and from a quincunx to Pluto. New Moons in Gemini are about understanding the duality of life. Things are not black or white, they are black AND white. Opposites do not only co-exist but are a condition of life.

The New Moon in Gemini only makes aspects to transpersonal planets – you can make the best out of this New Moon if you go with the universal flow and follow the path of least resistance. The New Moon is great for starting something to help you integrate what you have learned in the last couple of months.

On 15 June 2018 Venus, now at 1° Leo is square Uranus in Taurus. Venus is love and relationships, and Venus in Leo is about authentic love and relationships. Uranus will shake your beliefs about what authentic love and relationships really are.

There is no reason to fear this transit, because Uranus ultimately brings divine insight and truth. It is much, much more to this aspect than you will be able to grasp on June 15th. That’s because Venus and Uranus have an intense relationship this year.

Between September – November Venus will oppose Uranus three times – that’s a very long transit. This is going to be ‘interesting’, to say at least! On June 15th you will only get the first glimpse of this energy.

On 18 June 2018 Neptune goes stationary retrograde at 16° Pisces. When a slow-moving planet changes direction, we feel the energy stronger than at any other time during the year.

Neptune is the planet of inspiration, dreams, ideals, illusions and delusions. Neptune challenges your reality to show you there is another reality you were not even aware of. You can call it an illusion and dismiss it as flimsy. Or you can get inspired to find a higher order and a higher meaning in what you’re doing.

Neptune is about in-betweenness. Neptune is not Pluto, it is not black or white – it has a little bit of every color. Don’t take it all in, but don’t dismiss it either, because if you do, Neptune will completely dissolve what you think your reality is.

Neptune transits can make you feel lost, but instead of being afraid of getting lost, take this transit as an opportunity to discover new dimensions and new possibilities.

On 21 June 2018 Sun enters Cancer, bringing us the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. The Sun is reaching an all-time high or an all-time low in the sky.

This is a turning point, a time to reflect on what you have been doing in the 1st half of the year and what you plan on doing going forward.

In the same day, Venus is opposite Mars. Venus and Mars started a cycle on October 5, 2017 and the Venus-Mars opposition means we are half way through this cycle. Venus and Mars are all about relationships.

The energy of the solstice combined with the energy of Venus opposite Mars suggests that this is the time to make some decisions in your relationships. But there is more to come – don’t forget that both Mars and Venus are going retrograde this year.

On 26 June 2018 Mars goes retrograde at 9° Aquarius. Mars retrograde will last for 2 months – Mars will go direct on 27 August at 28° Capricorn.

Unless you have the patience of a saint or the inner peace of a monk, this transit is going to push your buttons.

When Mars is retrograde, it is, in fact, the closest to the Earth in its cycle. This means it will influence you stronger.

And you know what Mars stands for: assertion, action, fire, heat, war!

Mars is suuuper important this summer not only because it is retrograde, but because it activates the 27 July Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius. Mars will be in fact less than 1° away from the Lunar Eclipse!

This is the most powerful eclipse of the year and Mars plays the lead role. Mars is not only about impulsiveness and anger, Mars is also about being true to your intentions.

Some of your actions or other people’s actions might surprise you – but is important to remember that behind anger and resentment, behind harsh words and fists, your actions (or other people’s actions) come from a place of truth. There is a reason why you lash out. Mars will bring that reason to the surface, so you can work with it, and deal with it.

There is so much to talk about Mars retrograde and this July Eclipse – I will dedicate at least few blog posts to explore these themes in detail.

On 27 June 2018 Sun in Cancer is opposite Saturn in Capricorn. Cancer is all about security and comfort, and Capricorn is about going into the world and making a name for yourself. Sun represents your unique Self, what makes you special. Pluto is about the higher powers you can’t do anything about.

Sun opposite Saturn will ask you to get out of your shell, to step outside your comfort zone. 100% security is an illusion. The higher the walls you’re trying to build around yourself, the more dramatic the demise of your establishment will be.

The aspect is a call for authenticity, but not the type of authenticity “this is who I am, take me or not”. It is about being authentic while fulfilling your mission. It is about finding the right role for you to play in this world. Doing what society expects you to do is not about losing yourself – but about growing up and taking responsibility for your life.

On 28 June 2018 we have a dramatic Full Moon at 6° Capricorn. The Full Moon is conjunct Saturn, and this is, in fact, the first Full Moon we have since Saturn moved into Capricorn in December last year.

You will now see the pure manifestation of Saturn in Capricorn. Both Moon and Saturn are material planets, and while the Moon is about your private life and Saturn is about the society, Moon and Saturn share many things in common.

Moon and Saturn are both about taking responsibility. If you neglect your body’s (Moon) rhythms – sleep, food – you cannot function. If you neglect the role you are expected to play in the world (Saturn) sooner or later, you run into problems.

A Saturn conjunct Full Moon is about taking responsibility, in fact, taking a LOT of responsibility for your life. Have a look at the house you have Capricorn in your chart to see what you need to take responsibility for.

On 30 June 2018 Mercury enters Leo and squares Uranus. Uranus is at 1° Taurus, so any planet that moves into Leo is going to square Uranus. Mars and Venus already did it, now Mercury, and the Sun will follow soon. These personal planets transits are a wake-up call for authenticity.

With Mercury square Uranus, you may feel an urge to express yourself, to tell everyone what you really think. The transit favors intellectual work and communication. If you’ve been feeling stuck or bored, this is the spark of genius you were waiting for.

Although you can feel more inspired and hyped up than ever, try to stay away from arguments or from winning for the sake of winning. You will feel the energy stronger if you have personal planets or angles around 1° in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius).

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The Astrology of May 2018 – Uranus Enters Taurus

I don’t even know how to start this month’s blog about the Astrology of May, but I promise you that the May 2018 is going to be a month to remember. The month of May might not have started very eventfully (I know, the 1st week of May was pretty quiet – there was was literally not one single major transit)… but things will soon change, and will change BIG time.

Let’s put it this way: the first third of May is the silence before the storm. Mid-May is the storm! And the last week of May (when we have a beautiful Jupiter – Neptune trine) is the blessing after the storm.

The event of the month is by far, the ingress of Uranus into Taurus. Unless you are older than your mid-80s, you were not even born the last time  Uranus was in Taurus. Uranus takes 84 years to go around the zodiac, so when it changes signs, it brings big changes.

Last time Uranus changed signs and moved into Aries was 11 March 2011… Fukushima happened on the same day. I don’t want to scare you, Uranus transits are not always bad, but I just want to make you aware of the magnitude of this transit.

You have probably heard it before, and I will remind you again: with Uranus, you can only expect the unexpected. Uranus is the most unpredictable planet. It is the box of chocolates of the zodiac – with Uranus, you never know what you are going to get. What you can be sure though, is that what you will get will bring positive changes in your life, in the long run. Uranus might shake you at first, but Uranus ALWAYS brings freedom and liberation so you can live more authentically and purposefully.

Let’s have a look at the most important aspects of the month of May 2018:

Astrology May 2018

We have the first transits of the month on May 7th 2018: Mercury (21° Aries) is square Pluto in Capricorn, and Venus (16° Gemini) is square Neptune in Pisces. Some little things might start to bother you. Maybe a colleague tries to outsmart you at work, or your partner has stinky breath in the morning.

Try to stay with these feeling of frustration of dissatisfaction. Try to understand where are they really coming from. What is really bothering you? What needs to change? Squares show you different angles of a problem, so you can take action, and do something about it.

On May 9th 2018 the Sun (18° Taurus) is opposite Jupiter in Scorpio. Sun in Taurus is the Builder; Jupiter in Scorpio is the Anthropologist. Sun in Taurus wants to build, Jupiter in Scorpio wants to dig. This conflict will push you to find true stability in your life. The strongest buildings have solid foundations: it is equally important to build on the ruins of the past, AND to erect new structures, designed to better meet your current needs and circumstances.

On May 11th 2018 the Sun (21° Taurus) is trine Pluto in Capricorn. This is a power transit, so make sure you take advantage of it! Today you can get crystal clear about what you should focus your energy on. As a result, you can get a lot done with minimum effort, expense or waste.

On May 12th 2018 Mercury (28° Aries) is square Mars in Capricorn. This transit is the interlude to Uranus’ dramatic entrance into Taurus. Both Mercury and Mars will square Uranus – Mercury immediately before, and Mars immediately after Uranus’ ingress into Taurus. So basically Uranus is sandwiched between Mercury and Mars.

Mercury is about talking and Mars is about action, so when these two get into friction you are asked to walk the talk. Mercury square Mars will point where you are not walking the talk in your life. You don’t have to feel bad about not always walking the talk. You have some reasons for feeling less committed to a particular thing in your life.

Maybe there is something that doesn’t excite you that much anymore, so it is difficult to put your heart where your mouth is. But rest assured, Uranus will change that. Uranus is the breeze of freshness you were longing for.

On May 13th 2018 Mercury applies a conjunction to Uranus just before moving into Taurus. Imagine, Mercury and Uranus meet at the last degree of Aries. This will be the ‘final act’ of Uranus’s transit into Aries. In which house you have Aries in your chart? Get ready to have a revelation about that particular area of your life. Mercury conjunct Uranus will show you what Uranus in Aries was all about.

May 15th 2018 is the big day. We have a New Moon in Taurus and just 3 hours later, Uranus enters Taurus! New Moon = new beginnings and Uranus changing signs = major new beginnings. I will cover this very important transit in future blog posts. But just keep in mind that this is BIG. Something in your life will shift. If you have planets or angles in the first degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) you will feel the shift even stronger.

On May 19th 2018 Venus enters Cancer. Cancer is a sensitive, nurturing and maternal sign. Wherever you have Cancer in your chart, you feel ‘at home’. With Venus in Cancer, your love relationships can become more intimate, more connected. Venus also rules money and finances so you can become more careful with your money in the coming weeks. If your Venus is in Cancer, you will have your Venus return, which will mark the beginning of a new cycle in matters of love, relationships, and finances.

On May 21st 2018 Sun enters Gemini. Happy birthday to all Geminis out there! This is the time of the year when opportunities arise everywhere in nature. No one knows better than a Gemini how to seize opportunities – the Sun transit through Gemini is an invitation to be curious, explore the world with a beginner’s mind, and find what works and what doesn’t through trial and error.

On May 25th 2018 Jupiter in Scorpio is trine Neptune in Pisces. This is a wonderful transit and although it may not bring big changes in your life (not that you need more changes now, with Uranus shaking your life…), it will make you feel more at ease, more in touch with your spiritual nature.

This transit is all about faith – and a reminder that whatever you dream of, IS possible and achievable. If you have planets around 16° in water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) you will especially benefit from this blissful transit.

On May 29th 2018 we have a Full Moon at 8° Sagittarius. The Full Moon in Sagittarius is not engaged in any strong aspect. There might be a sense of confusion about what to do next, now that Uranus changed signs and your life was turned upside down. Listen to your intuition! The ruler of the Full Moon, Jupiter is engaged in a beautiful water trine with Neptune in Pisces and Venus in Cancer, helping you with a smooth transition.

On May 30th 2018 Mercury enters Gemini. Mercury has been busy like a bee this month. He changed signs three times! Mercury was at 13° Aries on May 1st, on 14th of May Mercury moved into Taurus, and end of May finds him already in Gemini! Things can happen so fast this month, that you don’t even have time to make proper sense of what’s going on. Wait until Mercury goes retrograde in July to get a clear retrospective of the May events.

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The Astrology Of October – Jupiter Moves Into Scorpio And INTENSE Full Moon In Aries

Good news! October is a much better month than September. The energy shifts from Virgo, to Libra and Scorpio, and we will have less volatility, and more focus.

October will be such a relief after a confusing September! Because we have a shift from Mutable, to Cardinal and Fixed energy, we will finally be able to leave the past behind and move on with our life.

Jupiter moves into Scorpio on October 10th/ October 11th, depending where you live. Jupiter in Scorpio is not only the most important astrological event of the month, but also one of the most important astrological events of the year.

Jupiter only changes signs once a year – bringing a complete shift of energy in the area of your life ruled by Jupiter.

We also have an extremely intense Full Moon in Aries on October 5th – and in the same day, Venus and Mars, the two celestial lovers meet in the morning sky in a conjunction.

A new romantic cycle is about to start. Many people can experience new beginnings in relationships or reach a culmination point in existing relationships.

October is very good for intimacy, having truthful conversations, being honest about our needs, and in the same time being receptive to other people’s needs. We’re all in this together.

Let’s have a look at the major aspects of the month:

October

The month starts with a bang! Mars, the God of war trines Pluto, the God of the underworld on October 1st. Today we can get in touch with our deepest motivations and passions. This is a highly intense transit, even if it is a trine, because of Pluto. Even a tiny sextile to Pluto can set someone on fire!

The trine will give you a “taste” of what you really, really want. Later on, when Mars will actually square Pluto, you will be ready to set yourself into action.

On October 3rd is Venus’ turn to trine Pluto, bringing even more intensity, even more passion, but this time the passion will be experienced in a less assertive, masculine way, and in a more receptive, feminine way.

The trine of Venus and Pluto can bring deep longings and desires to the surface and make us crave deep love and intimacy.

On October 5th we have probably the most intense Full Moons of the year. This Full Moon is all about relationships, because it takes place on the Aries/ Libra relationship axis. Moreover,  in the same day Venus, the ruler of the Sun in Libra, is conjunct Mars, the ruler of the Full Moon, at 19° Virgo.

The two lovers meet. Venus and Mars are still stirred with desire from the Pluto transits, but the two lovers are also approaching a square to Saturn. This configuration will ask you some profound questions about your relationships. Are you really supposed to do what you want, and fully embrace your deepest longings? If so, are you willing to take the consequences?

On October 8th Mercury is conjunct Sun and we are in the middle of the Mercury cycle. Mercury and Sun are at 15°, in the middle of Libra, and Libra stands for being in the middle, for finding the balance. So do that! Strive to find that point of perfect equilibrium, align your mind with your spirit.

October 9th is a VERY intense day as both Mercury and Sun square Pluto. These transits are a call for authenticity, and will force us to be more honest about who we really are. Jupiter is now in the last degree of Libra asking us to “sort out” the area of our life ruled by Libra.

October 10th is the big day. Jupiter enters Scorpio. This is great news for everyone, because, let’s be honest, Jupiter did not have such a peaceful time in Libra.

Remember the three squares to Pluto and the three oppositions to Uranus?  Jupiter will feel much better  in Scorpio because it will make some very positive transits to Neptune and Pluto.

Jupiter will trine Neptune, a very positive transit that will make all our dreams come true. Neptune stands for dreams and Jupiter stands for faith. No more limiting beliefs, no more self-doubt. Jupiter will make it easy for all of us.

Jupiter will also sextile Pluto, allowing us to use our personal power in a positive, transcendental way.

Of course, Scorpio is all about transformation, so Jupiter in Scorpio will indeed take you to the dark corners of yourself, to show you that very thing you are afraid of, and will bring it to the  surface so you can completely transform your life. For good. Jupiter in Scorpio will make you feel alive again.

On October 11th Mars is square Saturn. This is a challenging aspect because Mars wants to act, and Saturn wants to be cautious and avoid risks.

Imagine you are in your car, driving.  Mars is the accelerator, and Saturn is the brake. All is well when you push the accelerator when you’re on the highway and there’s no traffic, and all is well also when you push the brake if you want to slow down.

But what happens if you want to accelerate, you are in rush, but you are caught in traffic? Or, on contrary, it’s raining outside and you have the worst visibility, you would like to take it easy, but you need to be at an important meeting and is getting late. You push the accelerator even if you don’t feel comfortable.

This was a long introduction for what Mars square Saturn stands for. You get the message. The aspect is likely to get you out of your comfort zone, but this is where the silver lining is: by stepping out of your comfort zone you grow into an adult. You know what you want, and you also know that to get what you want you need to develop certain skills, and you need to have patience.

You will feel this transit especially if you have Aries or Capricorn ascendant, or if you have personal planets or angles around 22° in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).

On October 14th Venus enters her domicile, Libra and your life will become a little bit more beautiful. Venus feels good and elegant in Libra.

Venus in Libra means that we can enjoy what Venus stands for in a more easy going, straightforward way: relationships become smother, the food tastes better, and life flows more naturally.

You will especially benefit from this transit if you are a Libra or if you have Libra ascendant.

On October 15th Mercury is opposite Uranus and some weird ideas can come to you seemingly out of nowhere. Yes, it is ok to tell share them with others, but try not to offend anyone.   Because Jupiter and Sun are close by, the confrontational energy can build up.

On a positive note, you can have some big breakthroughs and revelations today – some things can finally start making sense now, especially if you have planets or angles around 26° in Libra or Aries.

On October 17th Mercury enters Scorpio and our communication, our thoughts, our ideas become more profound and intimate.

The next 3 weeks are a good time to do any type of introspection and psychological work. Mercury in Scorpio is a good time to understand some big truths, some fundamental things in life, but this time, you will make sense of them in your own terms.

Mercury in Scorpio stands for personal truths, not universal truths. You will have time to explore universal truths when Mercury moves into Sagittarius in November.

On October 18th Mercury is conjunct Jupiter in the 1st degree of Scorpio. If you are born at the beginning of the sign, or if you have personal planets round 1° of Scorpio, this is a great day to communicate your vision to the world.

Mercury conjunct Jupiter is a good time to deliver an inspirational speech, or if you are looking for funding, this is a good time to give a presentation to investors. You can be very articulate and authentic and convince anyone about your big opportunity.

On October 19th we have a radical, freedom seeking New Moon in Libra in an EXACT opposition to Uranus. Something completely unpredictable can turn your life upside down. Now you can make some decisions that can change your life completely.

Because the New Moon is in Libra, the freedom you are seeking right now is not about being on your own, or doing what you want. Libra is about relationships, is about the other.

You can discover new ways to improve your relationship, by allowing yourself and your partner more freedom. Maybe you always feared being in relationships because you like to travel, and you thought a relationship will restrict your freedom of movement.

But it does not have to be that way. Maybe you can travel the world and be in a relationship in the same time. You can have it all, if you keep your mind open.

On October 22nd Mars enters Libra and our desire to assert ourselves slows down. During its stay in Libra, Mars will direct its assertive energy in the field of relationships.

Mars is in fall in Libra – being assertive, being bold, being a fighter, being a warrior, would suit an Aries, a Scorpio, but not a Libra. Libra is too concerned about the others to care that much about asserting herself.

But it all depends on what you are fighting for. Who says you only have to fight for yourself? If instead of fighting for your own interest, you fight for other people’s interests, you can benefit greatly from the transit of Mars in Libra.

There’s no secret that the best lawyers, best generals in the army are Libras. This is because they know how to direct the Martian energy into what Libra stands for: the others.

In the next 6 weeks, if you chose to fight for justice and fairness, your arguments can be very strong and persuasive. Now is a good time to stand up for a colleague, or for your partner.

On October 23rd Sun enters Scorpio. Happy birthday to all Scorpios out there, in the coming month you will have both Sun and Jupiter in your sign, so make sure you make the best out of this very positive energy. October and November are going to be great months for you.

On October 24th Mercury is trine Neptune. Both Mercury and Neptune are in water signs, so today you will be unusually empathetic. It is a good time to talk about your emotions with your partner or with a friend in need. You will be unusually open to their point of view, and so will them – have that conversation, something very beautiful and healing can happen.

We have the annual Sun Jupiter conjunction on October 26th. This is one of the most upbeat and positive transits in the year which will give us a taste of Jupiter’s stay in Scorpio. This is a good transit to start a new project, especially a project related to Scorpio matters.

October ends on the same intense tone it has started, with a square between Venus and Pluto on October 28th.

Remember how October started, with a trine from Venus and Mars to Pluto? After all has been said and done, you are now ready to act, to move in the direction of your deepest desires.

You will feel this transit stronger if you have Taurus, Libra or Scorpio ascendant or if you have planets or angles around 17° in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).