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Astrology of December 2018 – Dream Big

December ends 2018 on a high note. If you want to know what to expect in 2019, pay attention to what happens this month. In December 2018 it’s time to reflect what do you want from the next version of yourself, and from the next chapter of your life.

Why should you pay so much attention to December?

Firstly, because in December we’re done with the retrograde planets! 2018 was probably the Year Of Retrogrades. We had a very long Mars retrograde challenging us through the summer.

When Mars finally went direct, Venus started her retrograde in October. And then again, when Venus went direct, believe it or not, one day later, Mercury went retrograde.

But on December 6 Mercury goes direct and with this, the retrograde saga is over!

I’m not saying retrograde planets are bad – not at all – in fact, we need retrograde planets in our life. We need to take time to work on ourselves and improve our lives on a regular basis. Hence, the retrogrades.

But what’s enough is enough. There is such thing as enough introspection and enough revision. Sometimes all we need is to move on, and to have the Universe on our side. Sometimes all we need is smooth sailing. December 2018 is such a month. January 2019 is such a month, too, but right now let’s focus on December.

Sagittarius, Jupiter And Neptune – Deam Big

December is the best time to dream big and envision a new reality for yourself. We have a lot of Jupiter and Neptune energy in December. And Jupiter and Neptune are the planets of spirituality, of envisioning something that doesn’t yet exists.

Jupiter has moved into Sagittarius for a month now, inviting you to dream big and explore new courses of action. In fact, not only Jupiter is in its own sign, but in December we also have 3 weeks of Sun in Sagittarius, a wonderful Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in Sagittarius, and a New Moon in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the archer who shoots to the stars. In the same way, Sagittarius season is your time to dream big and send your intentions to the universe.

Another energy that influences December is Pisces. Neptune, the ruling planet of Pisces, makes a record number of aspects, including a conjunction with Mars, (which only happens once every two years), a square to Mercury, a square to the Sun, and a trine to Venus.

The role of Neptune is to dissolve your current reality, in order for a new reality to emerge. Neptune is the planet of the cosmos, and its role is to regularly update our earthy view of reality, with the multi-faceted, high-vibration reality of the Universe.

Neptune, the god of water, represents the potential that opens up to us when we acknowledge we are just a drop of water, and consciously throw ourselves into the ocean of endless possibilities.

But the higher knowledge, the higher love, the higher gifts that come when we surrender to the ocean come only when you completely open yourself to new ways of being or doing. There’s no such thing as ‘a little bit of Neptune’.

December 2018 is a time to dissolve old structures, old ways of being and doing. In January 2019, in the Capricorn season, you will build new foundations for the future. But now is the time to dream big, bigger than ever, and open yourself up to a completely different reality.

Let’s put it like this: if 2018 was not what you expected – what are your plans for 2019? Do you ‘hope’ in 2019 the stars will be better? Will you wait and see? Or will you take real action to change your life? If you do the same things you’ve been doing you will NOT get different results. For the sake of Jupiter in Sagittarius, no more of repeating the same old. Now it’s time to completely change your life. 

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

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December 2nd, 2018 – Venus Enters Scorpio

On December 2nd, 2018 Venus (re) enters Scorpio. That’s not a completely new energy, because we had Venus in Scorpio already in September and October. On December 17th, Venus (by then at 10° Scorpio) leaves her retrograde shadow.  No more drama. No more karmic excuses. Just pure Goddess energy. 

December 5th, 2018 –  Sun Square Neptune

On December 5th, 2018 Sun in Sagittarius is square Neptune in Pisces. This is the first kick of Neptune energy in December. The Sun is you. Neptune is the planet of infinite possibilities.

A square is a dynamic aspect, and will ask you to take action. More exactly, a new course of action. If you cling to old ways, Neptune will bring you confusion and illusions. If you open up to creative possibilities, Neptune will bring you inspiration.

December 6th, 2018 – Mercury Goes Direct, Chiron Goes Direct

On December 6th, 2018 Mercury goes direct at 27° Scorpio, and on December 9th, 2018 Chiron goes direct at 27° Pisces.

Not only we have “minus two” planets in retrograde (in December, the only planet left retrograde is Uranus) but there is something magical about Mercury and Chiron going direct one after the other, and at the same mathematical degree.

Mercury and Chiron, together with the North Node of purpose (27° Cancer) form a wonderful grand water trine.

This is a very healing configuration – you will gain deep insights into what it is that is hurting can come around these dates, as well as solutions to stop the suffering. If nothing hurts, still, take this opportunity to open up to new healing opportunities. Perhaps you can take an active role as a healer. Whatever you do now, is in alignment with the Universe, thanks to the supporting alignment with the North Node.

December 7th, 2018 – New Moon In Sagittarius

On December 7th, 2018 we have a New Moon at 15° Sagittarius. On the same day, Mars is conjunct Neptune at 13° Pisces. Don’t be fooled by the Neptunian fog! The New Moon is an active New Moon, thanks to the square to Mars.

The message? Take inspired action to make your dreams come true! Send a love letter to the Universe, and who knows, the Universe might get back to you 😉

December 12th, 2018 – Mercury Enters Sagittarius

On December 12, 2018, Mercury re-enters Sagittarius. Mercury normally doesn’t feel at its best in Sagittarius, but because Mercury makes a conjunction to Jupiter for most of the month, this time the planet of the lower mind (Mercury) will have no choice but to finally open up to new knowledge and new ways of operating (Jupiter).

And that’s great news. If you believe your life can never change, think again.

December 20th, 2018 – Sun Trine Uranus

On December 20th, 2018 Sun in Sagittarius is trine Uranus (now at 28° Aries), and this means a last burst of Uranus in Aries inspiration. This is much welcomed before you dive into the serious Capricorn season. In fact, this is the last Uranus trine Sun in Fire signs we will have for a long time, before Uranus moves into Taurus for good in March 2019. Make sure you take advantage of it and tap into your spiritual genius.

You will benefit from this energy especially if you are an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, or if you have other personal planters around 28° in Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius.

December 21st, 2018 – Mercury Conjunct Jupiter

On December 21st, 2018 Mercury is conjunct Jupiter at 9° Sagittarius. This is my favorite transit of the month. Normally any Jupiter conjunctions to personal planets are auspicious, but this one, especially so, because it lasts much longer than usual!

Normally a Mercury-Jupiter conjunction lasts for 2-3 days, but this one lasts for almost two months, thanks to the retrograde motion of Mercury.  That’s your chance to align your Mercury ‘lower mind’ with your Jupiter ‘higher mind’.

You will finally be able to access parts of your brain that were dormant. Or did not work well together. 

Most of the time, we’re either in our Mercury mind (scientific mind, detailed-oriented, “I only believe in what I can see”) or in our Jupiter mind (intuition, wisdom, “The Truth doesn’t need questioning”).

Imagine a scientist that bashes astrology because they are in their Mercury mind. They only believe in what they can prove with ‘scientific’ tools and measurements that – ironically have been developed with our lower Mercury mind – and contest knowledge that cannot be contained in a mathematical formula.

Now imagine an astrologer, who insists that Saturn transits bring obstacles and difficulties, because that’s what the old astrology texts say, and rejects recent experiences that suggest more positive angles of interpretation.

And now imagine the scientist genuinely opening up to other laws of cause and effect, while the astrologer genuinely opening up to how the latest astronomy discoveries can shed new light into astrology interpretation. That’s what Mercury conjunct Jupiter will bring.

December 22nd, 2018 – Full Moon In Cancer

On December 22nd, 2018 Sun enters Capricorn and shortly after we have a Full Moon at 0° Cancer. The Full Moon is sexile Uranus and square Chiron. Expect a lot of things to happen around this date. It’s only once a year that we have a Full Moon in her home sign, Cancer.

The Moon feels great when Full, because she reigns the night skies all by herself, away from the blinding light of the Sun. The Moon feels great when in Cancer, because this is when she does what she’s best at: nurturing, taking care of herself and others, tuning into her body and emotions.

If you’ve been neglecting your body, your emotions and your inner life, this Full Moon is the wake-up call you needed. The Full Moon can expose some hidden pains you were not aware of (Full Moon square Chiron) but will also find some creative healing solutions (Full Moon sextile Uranus).

The Full Moon is at 0° Cancer, one of the 4 cardinal degrees, the most powerful degrees of the zodiac. Everyone will feel the effects of this Full Moon, and especially so if you are a Cancer or Cancer ascendant, or if you have planets and angles around 0° Cancer.

December 24th, 2018 – Mercury square Neptune

On December 24th, 2018 Mercury in Sagittarius is square Neptune at 13° Pisces. If you opened up to the creative possibilities that the Sun-Neptune square brought you at the beginning of the month, then Mercury square Neptune will bring you more details and show you what the next steps are.

If you feel stuck in your life now it’s time to take a different route. Even if that means to change something you believe in. Even if that means to leave your job. Even if that means to abandon your lifetime goals. You change, and your goals change too. No need to cling to the old. 

Your mind will resist change – expect to be confused! But if you push through resistance, if you embrace confusion, then a whole world can open up to you.

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Astrology Of November 2018 – Jupiter In Sagittarius, North Node In Cancer

Astrology November 2018

The Astrology of November 2018 comes with two big events: Jupiter leaves Scorpio and moves into Sagittarius, and the Lunar Nodes leave Leo and Aquarius and move into Cancer and Capricorn.

Jupiter is the only planet that changes signs once a year, so it sets the tone for that year. The Nodes only change signs every 18 months, and they too bring a big shift.

If that was not enough change for you, in November Uranus also changes signs, moving back into Aries to finish what he has started.

Basically, 4 important planets change signs in November: Jupiter, North Node, South Node, and Uranus. What does that mean? Lots of changes in your life. Some things that kept you busy in the last year will finally come to a resolution or start to lose their importance. On the other hand, other areas of your life will come into focus.

Venus finally goes direct which is great, but one day later Mercury goes retrograde. After Venus retrograde in Scorpio shred your heart into pieces and then put it back together into a more authentic whole, there are still things to reflect upon.

And that’s what Mercury retrograde is here for: to help you make sense of these lessons and integrate them into your life.

All in all, November is an upbeat, progressive month which can bring you lots of opportunities.

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

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November 6th, 2018 – North Node In Cancer, South Node In Capricorn

On November 6th, 2018 we have the first big event of November 2018, the Lunar Nodes changing signs.

Because the Nodes always come in pairs, when one Node changes signs, the other does also. Unlike other planets, the Nodes move backward in the zodiac (that’s why they are connected to karma and past lives). This means the North Node will move from Leo into Cancer, and the South Node will move from Aquarius into Capricorn.

The Nodes of the Moon represent the karma of the present times and bring with them the eclipses. Of course, if you have personal planets or angles in Cancer and Capricorn this collective karma will become your karma, too.

The South Node is the karma itself, the outcome of what we’ve done in the past, and the North Node is our opportunity to change our karma.

Cancer represents our home, our roots, our traditions, what makes us feel safe and nurtured. Cancer is a symbol for the mother or the nurturer. Capricorn represents the society, what we aspire towards, our career, our status, our reputation. Capricorn is a symbol for the father or the authority.

Because the South Node of the past is in Capricorn, and the North Node of free will is in Cancer, our lesson is to fix our Capricorn-related karma (authority, career, ambition, reputation, and status) through the energy of Cancer (comfort, security, building a ‘home’ whatever that means for us).

Our collective lesson for the coming 18 months is to find a better work-life balance.

November 7th, 2018 – New Moon In Scorpio

On November 7th, 2018 we have a New Moon at 15° Scorpio. The New Moon is trine Neptune. There are a lot of shifts and new beginnings connected to this New Moon. We have the Nodal shift, Uranus moves back into Aries, and Jupiter enters Sagittarius – all happening just before or just after the New Moon.

Before moving back into Aries, Uranus squares the Nodes, showing you how you are (or aren’t) in alignment with your destiny. Uranus is the bolt of lightning that has the ability to reveal something that you cannot see otherwise.

The New Moon can come with a revelation. You may decide that your life as it is no longer reflects the person you’ve become, and as a result, you will want to make some big changes.

Basically, four sectors of your life will shift. 7th of November / the New Moon in Scorpio becomes one of the most important days of the year. You are especially ‘on the radar’ if you have planets or angles around 15° in fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius).

November 8th, 2018 – Jupiter Enters Sagittarius

On November 8th, 2018 Jupiter enters Sagittarius. Jupiter in Scorpio was an emotionally intense transit. Scorpio is the sign of the Underworld, so Jupiter had quite a bit of work to do out there, digging into all the hidden corners, exposing all the dirt.

But now the hard work is done. He’s been enriched by the experience. Jupiter in Scorpio ends on a glorious, healing note, with a grand water trine with Chiron (29° Pisces) and the North Node (29° Cancer).  Now that you’ve integrated your shadow, now that you’ve healed your soul, what will you do next?

Jupiter in Sagittarius is the light at the end of the tunnel. Sagittarius is the spark of hope that always comes after we have done the heavy inner work.

Jupiter is the natural ruler of Sagittarius so when Jupiter returns ‘home’ after an 11-year pilgrimage, a new 12-year cycle begins.

Pay attention to the house in your natal chart where Sagittarius resides. That area of your life will experience a huge boost, an important new beginning.  

November 9th, 2018 – Venus Is Trine Mars

On November 9th, 2018 Venus (at 26° Libra) is trine Mars in Aquarius. Venus is still retrograde but the trine to Mars means she is finally ‘moving forward’. Venus started her retrograde journey squaring Mars, and now, that she is preparing to turn direct, she trines Mars.

The tension of the square is finally integrated. The YIN side of your psyche (Venus) is finally in harmony with the YANG part of your psyche (Mars).

November 15th, 2018 – Mars Enters Pisces

On November 15th, 2018 Mars enters Pisces. Mars is the planet of war, action, of how we assert ourselves. Pisces is the sign of spirituality and surrender. In Pisces, Mars is the archetype of the spiritual warrior.

He still fights, but from a place of love. Mars’ transit into Pisces is a good time to ask yourself: “Are my actions coming from a place of love and compassion?”. “How can I assert myself and still serve the higher good?”

November 16th, 2018 – Venus Goes Direct

On November 16th, 2018 Venus finally goes direct at 25° Libra. This Venus Retrograde has been one the most consuming transits of the year. It was not easy. Uranus shook your core values.

But the storm is finally over. By now, you found the answers your heart was seeking. You made the changes. Your heart has been reborn. You are now ready to start again.

November 17th, 2018 – Mercury Goes Retrograde

Don’t start cheering quite yet. Just one day after Venus goes direct, on November 17th, 2018 Mercury goes retrograde at 13° Sagittarius. If Venus retrograde was all about processing your feelings, Mercury retrograde will help you process your thoughts.

And the truth is, our feelings and our thoughts are more related than you may think. Our perceptions lead to thoughts which lead to feelings which lead to behaviors. If you become aware of the relationship between your thoughts and your feelings, you learn how to ‘re-engineer’ your thoughts so you can change your feelings. And the other way around.   

November 22nd, 2018 – Sun Enters Sagittarius

On November 22nd, 2018 Sun enters Sagittarius. We’ve got so used with the heavy emotional Scorpio energy that we have forgotten how life is out of the Underworld. Jupiter has been in Scorpio for one year, and in the last two months, Venus, Sun, Mercury and the Moon have been there, too.

Now is time to move on. Sagittarius is the time to look for a spiritual meaning for our existence. Sagittarius is the sign of the teacher and the philosopher. Now is time to open up and spread the knowledge you’ve gained through your experience from Aries to Scorpio. This is the time to dream big and set high goals. 

November 23rd, 2018 – Full Moon In Gemini

On November 23rd, 2018 we have a Full Moon at 0° Gemini. The full Moon is opposite Jupiter and square Mars. The ruler of the Full Moon, Mercury, is now retrograde in Sagittarius.

Mercury will make you question what you believe to be Truth (Sagittarius), pushing you to take action (Mars) and check whether this Truth is still valid (Gemini).

0° of any sign is the most powerful degree because it is where it all starts. Gemini is a curious energy, is how we experience the world with a beginner’s mind (as opposed to taking the known route).

The message? If the direction you’re heading towards doesn’t lead anywhere, take another route. What is nature telling you? Pay attention. Listen. Check the facts and adjust.

November 25th, 2018 – Neptune Goes Direct

On November 25th, 2018 Neptune goes direct at 13° Pisces. Neptune is the planet of dreams, perfection and higher love. Neptune is the lost paradise we all long for, but we cannot find within the material limitations of our existence.

When Neptune is retrograde we seek refuge from the bad world outside, and we retreat within ourselves.

When Neptune goes direct, we are no longer satisfied with the inside perspective. Yes, it is great to be the queen in your castle, but at some point, you get bored or even alienated within your own little world.

Neptune direct will give us the drive to seek the paradise outside ourselves. Paradise is a state of being. Neptune direct will ask you to acknowledge the miracle of your existence. Paradise can well be a place on Earth.

November 26-27th – Sun Conjunct Mercury Conjunct Jupiter

On November 26-27th, 2018 Sun is conjunct Mercury and Jupiter at 4° Sagittarius, bringing a lot of optimism and opportunities for growth. If you haven’t found it yet, find something to believe in.

On November 26-27, both Jupiter and Mercury start a new cycle. Jupiter starts its yearly cycle, and Mercury starts its 4-month cycle. It’s pretty amazing to have two planets starting a cycle at the same time, so make sure you take advantage of this energy!

When you find something you truly believe in, you’ll naturally find a way to make it happen. You’ve probably heard this hundred of times, and the message has lost its meaning. Yet the message is more relevant than ever.

The only reason you don’t achieve what you are capable of is that 1) you haven’t figured out your big why, your reason 2) you have found it, but you don’t believe it’s possible to achieve it.

That’s why from time to time the sky magically aligns to help you on your journey. When three ‘good guy’ planets align in Sagittarius, the sign of optimism and adventure, there are no more excuses.

Now is the time to start that big project, to take that opportunity, to go BIG. Sun, Mercury and Jupiter are here to tell you that anything is possible, as long as you believe. What are you waiting for?

November 30th, 2018 – Venus Opposite Uranus

On November 30th, 2018 we have the final Venus-Uranus opposition. Venus is now at 29° Libra and Uranus at 29° Aries. It’s been a long ride. It all started on September 12th, when we had the first Venus-Uranus opposition.  

But you made it. Today is the final BANG. The outcome of Venus retrograde. The overlooked element of Uranus in Aries. What needs to happen will happen.

What aspect (or aspects) are you looking forward to in November, and why?

 

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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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The Astrology Of September 2018 – Better Times Ahead

September is a much better month than August.

Firstly, the eclipses are over. Hooray!

Secondly, if in August we had 6 planets retrograde, in September we are left with 2! Things are really getting better.

In September we also have a record number of positive aspects, including a grand earth trine on September 7.

Jupiter will also form a sextile to Pluto. Jupiter and Pluto are the most powerful planets of the zodiac, and are notoriously associated with wealth creation. Jupiter is in the sign of Pluto (Scorpio) so the two powerhouses really dig each other. September is indeed a good time for finances. But you need to be brave and do something different in your approach to finances. Remember, abundance is firstly a mindset, THEN a lifestyle. Now is your chance to do something about your financial future.

If you have personal planets and angles between 1-3° or between 14-19° in earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) September 2018 will be glorious!

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

Astrology September 2018

September 6th, 2018

On September 6th, 2018 Saturn goes direct. The planet of discipline and tough love goes direct! With 6 planets retrograde in August (Saturn included) you probably had more than your share of tough love.

When retrograde, Saturn takes his time to make sure you learn his lessons. Everything happens very, veeery, veeeeery slllllowly. But when you’re done with Saturn’s lessons, you are DONE for good and those things won’t bother you again in the future.

September 6th comes with another good news: Mercury enters Virgo, the sign of its rulership. Mercury feels great in Virgo. Mercury is a very objective and flexible planet, and Virgo is all about analysis and paying attention to details. Virgo is also a mutable sign meaning it deals very well with change. Most importantly, Mercury rules the mind.

Mercury spent a lot of time in Leo, including 3 weeks of retrograde motion. If you’ve been stressed and oversensitive lately (Mercury in Leo is a bit dramatic, especially when retrograde), that will change now.

Your mind will just ‘know’ how to focus on what is relevant. You will find it easier to organize your thoughts and articulate them clearly. That’s also because Mercury travels right now with the speed of light: Mercury will spend only 16 days in Virgo!

September 6 until September 22 is the best time to work with sticky notes, make to-do lists, draw a mind map, make a timeline, and put together an action plan for the rest of the year. This is also a good time to start a mindfulness practice – Mercury is very perceptive in Virgo.

September 7th, 2018

On September 7th, 2018 Sun is opposite Neptune in Pisces. This is the “Alice in Wonderland” transit.

Sun is the Self, the EGO, what you see when you look in the mirror. Now imagine that mirror gets blurred out of the sudden. That’s Neptune opposite the Sun.

If Sun is a picture of you, Neptune is the Instagram filter. The Instagram filter is not ‘good’ or ‘bad’ per say. You can use the filter to escape yourself, or you can use it as a source of inspiration: to please your aesthetic sense, to play with different versions of you, to tap into different personas, into different parts of you that want to come out but don’t know how otherwise.

Yes, Neptune opposite Sun can distort your sense of the self, of who you are, but this is because Neptune wants to find a higher order into your every day (oh-I’m-so-used-to) reality. And to find this higher order you firstly need to tap into chaos. Don’t be afraid, stay there. Find your inspiration. Soon, a new order will emerge, and a new You will emerge.

September 8th, 2018

On September 8th, 2018 Venus in Libra is square Mars in Aquarius.

This is the first Venus-Mars square, we have one more on October 11 when Venus is already retrograde.

Venus and Mars are the eternal lovers. Venus is the feminine principle and Mars the masculine principle. Women are from Venus, men are from Mars anyone? Venus square Mars will make you aware of the differences between these two polarities. Venus square Mars can bring conflict, but also intense desires and sexual attraction.

What is interesting is that in between these two squares, we have a very long Venus opposite Uranus transit.

All these aspects announce huge changes in relationships. This autumn is BIG for relationships. More than ever before, you will feel ready to reclaim your freedom and have more authentic, genuine relationships.

September 9th, 2018

On September 9th, 2018 we have a New Moon at 17°Virgo. Virgo is the organizer of the zodiac. Virgo is also the sign of productivity. If you give something to a Virgo they will make it better. Which area of your life needs some improvement?

The New Moon in Virgo is a great time to take action to make your life a little better. The New Moon is opposite Neptune, so let your imagination guide you. Look in which house you have Virgo to see which area of your life is up for improvement.

Also on September 9th Venus enters Scorpio. This is a very important transit because Venus will go retrograde in Scorpio one month later. Venus will basically start its retrograde motion in Scorpio, move back into Libra, go direct in Libra, and then finally move back into Scorpio.

When a planet begins its retrograde in one sign and goes direct in the sign before, this is when it brings the greatest transformations. You probably already know that Venus is all about love and relationships. Scorpio is a deep, emotional sign, while Libra is a rational, intellectual sign.

Water signs is where we believe we act on intuition but are in fact on autopilot. Being on autopilot is not a bad thing! If we wouldn’t have the ability to internalize learning, we would never evolve.

But in order to change the way we feel about something we need to move from water (Scorpio) to air (Libra). Basically, we need to rewire our thoughts and mental models.

Venus moving from Scorpio to Libra will show you how to re-wire your fears about love and intimacy so you can have better, more mature relationships with others. This is a time to face your deepest fears about love and intimacy.

September 10th, 2018

On September 10th, 2018 another planet changes signs: Mars. Mars re-enters Aquarius. Mars firstly entered Aquarius on May 17th (can you believe it?) but because Mars was retrograde this summer we have such a long Mars in Aquarius transit.

This Mars retrograde has been particularly difficult – I’ve received tons of messages and complaints about it! but Mars back in Aquarius will come with the final resolution. You will finally understand what this Mars retrograde was all about and what it meant for your evolutionary journey.

September 12th, 2018

On September 12th, 2018 Venus (now at 2° Scorpio) is opposite Uranus (now at 2° Taurus). This is a VERY important transit because it will last pretty much forever – until the beginning of December!

We will, of course, have a 2nd and a 3rd Venus Uranus opposition (because of Venus and Uranus retrograde), but the 2nd and 3rd oppositions will take place when Venus will be back in Libra and Uranus back in Aries.

I looked at all transits Uranus makes when he’s back in Aries and this one is the most important. It’s like Uranus moved back into Aries ON purpose for this transit… to bring freedom and liberation in your relationships.

Venus opposite Uranus will COMPLETELY change your views on love and relationships and I cannot stress that enough. Usually, Venus opposite Uranus lasts for approximately 5 days but this time it lasts for almost 3 months!

There is so much more to this transit, and I will write more about it closer to the date. Until then, mark your calendar. See what happens around September 12th, what themes emerge, what messages you receive, and I can promise you will have a much easier life when we have the 2nd and the 3rd opposition later in October-November. Astrology is such a useful tool for self-awareness. If you understand what happens, why, and what’s the bigger picture, your life becomes so much more meaningful.

September 13th, 2018

September 2018 is the month of oppositions! So far in September, we had Sun opposite Neptune, Venus opposite Uranus. On September 13th, 2018 Mercury is opposite Neptune. You may think your thoughts (Mercury) belong to you … but is it really so?

Our minds are highly perceptive and highly influential. Our thoughts are not fully ours. They are a combination of the messages we receive (and we have very little control over them) and our interpretation of these messages (here we have more control, but not 100%).

The message of Mercury opposite Neptune? Be aware of what you take in. Reality is created by the sense and meaning of the worlds describing it.

September 18th, 2018

On September 18th, 2018 we have the last Mars Uranus square. Phew! Just as a quick reminder: we had the first one on May 16th and the 2nd on August 1st. Mars is the planet of action and Uranus is the planet of freedom.

Action + freedom? Shake, after shake, after shake. And this is been going on for months now! At least by now, you know what you needed to break free from.

September 22nd, 2018

On September 22nd, 2018 Mercury enters Libra. Mercury is the planet of the mind, of the intellect. After you put order in your thoughts while Mercury was in Virgo, now is decision time. Libra has a reputation for being indecisive. In fact, in Libra is where the best decisions are made.

Libra is an action-oriented, cardinal sign after all. Libra is in the middle of the zodiac so it has the full picture and understands both sides of the scale – therefore it does what is fair, and what is right. No wonder Libra is the sign of justice!

The only time Libra doesn’t make a decision is when a decision should not be made yet, and more research and analysis is necessary.

In the coming weeks, you can rest assured that you will make better decisions and you will work better with other people.

September 23rd, 2018

On September 23rd, 2018 Sun enters Libra. The day is equal to the night, no matter where you live on Earth. We are all equal! No differences, no prejudices. When we understand that, life naturally becomes all peace and harmony. And Libra IS the sign of peace and harmony.

In this turbulent times when everything from our everyday communication to Social media is filled with hate speech its worth remembering that beyond any differences, we all share something in common: our humanity.

What an irony, that Libra is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac! Libra is a reminder that true reason can be found where there is no trace of flesh or nature. Sun’s yearly transit into Libra is a reminder – and an invitation – to be more human, more reasonable, to seek peace and common ground.

September 25th, 2018

On September 25th, 2018 we have a Full Moon in Aries. The Full Moon is square Saturn. The Sun and the Moon are both in cardinal signs and are squared by Saturn, who is also in a cardinal sign (Capricorn). The message?

Whatever you do, keep going. Don’t get stuck. Do you feel a resistance? Break through it, because everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

September 30th, 2018

Wake me up when September ends. If you’ve been asleep throughout September, then on September 30th you will definitely wake up, because Pluto, the planet of deep transformation and truth goes direct. And when Pluto wakes up from hibernation, you cannot keep your eyes closed any longer, either. And this is a good thing because October will bring even deeper, soul-shaking transformation.

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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:

Astrology forecasts august 2018

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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Astrology Of July 2018 – Solar Eclipse In Cancer And Lunar Eclipse In Aquarius

July will be a month to remember. No matter what your sign is, you will be affected in some fashion. July comes with two powerful eclipses: a Partial Solar Eclipse in Cancer and a Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius.

Three planets change direction in July: firstly, Chiron goes retrograde on the 4th of July, showing you healing is possible, as long as you take responsibility for it.

A few days later, on July 10th Jupiter goes direct, instilling a sense of hope and faith. Last but not least, on July 26th, the day just before the Total Lunar Eclipse, Mercury goes retrograde in the sign of Leo, taking you on a 3-week journey of introspection and heart-searching.

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

Astrology July 2018

On July 3rd, 2018 Mercury is conjunct the North Node of the Moon, ringing the bell: “The eclipse season is coming!”. Mercury was the messenger of Gods in Greek mythology. With his winged feet and helmet, Mercury was known for carrying important messages from the skies and from the underworld.

This conjunction is at the same degree on the Nodal Axis as the powerful Lunar Eclipse on July 27th, so Mercury will bring you a message straight from the gates of Karma! Pay attention to anything that happens today – as it will likely be connected to the Total Lunar Eclipse on July 27th.

On July 4th, 2018 Chiron goes retrograde. Chiron shows what our deepest wound is. Chiron also shows us what can we do to heal that wound, and turn it into a gift. 

When Chiron goes retrograde, healing goes inward. Right now it’s less about seeking help from the outside. It’s more about how you can connect the dots and heal yourself from the inside. Chiron retrograde will help you wove back together the broken parts of the Self and become whole again.

The first and foremost step in healing is embracing those parts of you that you despise, those parts of you that you are ashamed of. You cannot heal yourself unless you embrace your broken parts.

Chiron, now in Aries, will move back into Pisces for a few months, helping you revisit any unfinished business you may have lying around. Chiron goes direct again on December 8th, 2018 and goes back into Aries on February 18th, 2019.

This Aries-Pisces-Aries retrograde – from the beginning of the zodiac (the first degrees of Aries) to the end of the zodiac (the last degrees of Pisces) – is your great opportunity to make peace with the past and break the cycle of dysfunction.

On July 5th, 2018 the Sun (now at 13° Cancer) trines Jupiter in Scorpio. In the same day Mercury (at 8° Leo) opposes Mars in Aquarius.

On the one hand, you will feel in tune with your emotions (Sun and Jupiter trine in water signs). On the other hand, you will want to fight for your principles (Mercury-Mars opposition in fixed signs).

At worst, you will feel you have the right to be angry and as a result, you may act in ways you later regret. At best, the conflict will help you better understand other people’s deeper motivations – and the result can be a breakthrough. Mars retrograde will help you see a different side of the story.

On July 9th, 2018 Venus enters Virgo. Venus shows how we give and receive love. If Venus in Leo is all showy and demands attention and respect, Venus in Virgo loves to be of help. Venus in Virgo cares about the others.

No matter what your natal Venus placement is, in the coming weeks you will be more willing to be of service. You will pay more attention to other people’s unspoken needs and desires. And the good news is that the others will do that, too. Venus in Virgo may be a bit more clumsy showing love, but her love is real – she really cares! – and in the end, this is what matters.

On July 10th, 2018 Jupiter goes direct! When the planet of luck, growth, and abundance starts moving forward, hope is installed and dreams come true again. Jupiter direct is great news for everyone, even more so if you have planets around 13° Scorpio.

Jupiter in Scorpio brings things into the light – remember the Harvey Weinstein scandal? So you can expect more Scorpionic topics to come to the surface around this date. There will be a feeling of “I can’t keep this to myself, I have to bring it to the surface”. And this is a good thing because what is released loses its power over you.

On July 11th – July 13th Venus makes harmonious trine aspects with Uranus and Saturn. Because these aspects take place at the same time with the Plutonian Solar Eclipse in Cancer, there is a feeling in the air that “I can’t help falling in love”.

You may feel that there are higher forces at play that guide your heart to the unknown. Eclipses always bring a feeling of fatedness. And because Venus is activated at the time of the eclipse, fated love, unexpected encounters, deep tormenting feelings can turn your life upside down.

On July 12th, 2018 we have the first Eclipse of the season: a Solar Eclipse in Cancer. This is going to be a highly intense eclipse because the Sun is not only swallowed by the shadow of the Moon – even if just partially – but is also opposite Pluto!

This is the first eclipse on the Cancer-Capricorn axis (we are still on the Leo-Aquarius eclipse axis, as the Nodes of the Moon are still in Leo-Aquarius). This first Eclipse on the Cancer-Capricorn axis will give you some hints on your karmic dues from November 2018 on, when the Nodes will switch to Cancer and Capricorn.

The week after the eclipse is astrologically uneventful. I guess the reason for that is we WILL need a break after this intense, Plutonian Solar Eclipse.

On July 22nd, 2018 the Sun moves into its favorite sign, Leo. Sun is the planet of energy, vitality, and divine consciousness. Leo is the sign of creativity and lust for life. Leos, of course, will benefit best from this transit. But no matter what your sign is, the Sun will infuse you with passion, creativity, and a zest for life.

On July 26th, 2018 Mars is opposite the Sun, meaning Mars is now halfway through its 2-years cycle.

On the same day Mercury stations retrograde, intensifying the planetary chaos. Moods can go from one extreme to another. When Mercury changes course, it brings a change of mind. Mercury goes retrograde in Leo and will spend quite a lot of time in this sign. Have a look where you have Leo in your chart to see which area of your life is due for a revision.

July 27th, 2018 comes with one of the most important astrological events of the season. Rivers of ink have flowed since the beginning of the year about this Eclipse, and I will write an in-depth report about it, no doubt – but until then, I just want to leave you with the ‘technical details’.

The Total Lunar Eclipse is ‘total’ because it’s very close to the South Node of the Moon. It is, in fact, just 1° apart. The Total Lunar Eclipse is at 4° Aquarius and the South Node is at 5° Aquarius.

If that was not enough, the Lunar Eclipse is exactly conjunct Mars retrograde! In Vedic tradition, the South Node (aka Ketu, the dragon’s tail) is said to have the character of Mars. So this is a double Mars eclipse. AND, Mars is retrograde, which means Mars is stronger and plays by different rules than it usually does.

Important events will take place at a global level, and also at an individual level. That’s especially if you have planets or angles around 5° in fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius).

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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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Astrology of April 2018 – Chiron in Aries, Saturn and Pluto Go Retrograde

Astrology of April 2018 Highlights

April is one of the most intense months of the year. Chiron changes signs, we have three planetary stations, and Mars makes conjunctions with the ‘bad guys’ of the zodiac, Saturn and Pluto.

Things start to precipitate around mid-April when Mercury changes course, Chiron moves into Aries starting a new journey around the zodiac, and Saturn goes retrograde. Your will will be tested! The best thing you can do is to go with the change and commit to it.

End of April brings some well-deserved relief. The Full Moon on April 30 is one of the best full moons of the year. Your strength and determination will be rewarded, in the end, so stay strong!

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

April 2018

1 April 2018 – 7 April 2018

On April 1 Mercury is conjunct the Sun. Every time retrograde Mercury makes a conjunction to the Sun, a new Mercury cycle starts. So even if Mercury is still retrograde, Mercury conjunct Sun is a good time to initiate a new project.

In the next 2 weeks, focus on formulating your objective (not on launching your idea to the world!).

If you want to dig deeper into Mercury’ cycles check out an article I wrote on Mercury cycles.

On April 2 Mars is conjunct Saturn. This can be a frustrating transit and you may feel that the whole world is against you! When things get tough, remember how diamonds are made. Just like the carbon needs to survive an immense amount of pressure to become a diamond, so do we need to go through some difficult experiences in order to develop our maximum potential. If you want your true beauty to shine through, remember that every test like this will make you stronger.

On April 4 Mercury is square Mars. The frustration that has been building up over the last week will reach a tipping point. Try to stay away from verbal quarrels if you can. Remember Mercury is still retrograde and you may not have the full picture.

8 April 2018 – 15 April 2018

On April 10 Sun is square Pluto and Venus is trine Mars.

What happens when you go for what you want? As long as what you want is also what others want, you will most likely get it. But when what you want goes against what the world wants, you will encounter hostility.

This might sound obvious, but whenever we want something badly we forget about this basic truth. Sun square Pluto is a test of your inner power. You may get what you want, but you will have to pay the price. How far is “too far”? This is a question to ponder upon during this transit.

On April 15 we have a New Moon in Aries. This is the most unpredictable New Moons of the year because it is in a tight conjunction to Uranus, the planet of surprises.

To make things even more interesting, on the same day Mercury goes direct!

This is great news, especially for Gemini and Virgo ascendants who will feel a sense of relief. However, with Mercury stationing plus strong Uranus – expect the unexpected!

You will most likely find out something that will shock you, especially if you have planets in the last degrees of Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) or around 4° Aries.

16 April 2018 – 22 April 2018

On April 16 Venus in Taurus is opposite Jupiter in Scorpio. An opposition is an intense, challenging transit. On the other hand, Venus and Jupiter are the most positive planets of the zodiac. With Venus opposite Jupiter, you can choose to enjoy this ‘friction’ and indulge yourself in pleasurable experiences. Or you can find that no matter what how much you have, you “can’t get no satisfaction”.

Whatever you go for, it is likely you will question your deep-rooted values (Venus in Taurus) and seek a deeper meaning in your life (Jupiter in Scorpio). Venus opposite Jupiter is about striving to find the balance between material pleasure and spiritual pursuits.

On April 17 Saturn goes retrograde. You have done a lot since Saturn moved into Capricorn in December 2017. Now is time for your first revision.

Think about what has changed in your life in the last months. Do you see any patterns? Can you identify any lessons? Can you see where you need to work harder (or smarter) to turn your goals into reality?

On April 18 Chiron moves into Aries. This is one of the most important transits of the year. Chiron hasn’t changed signs since 2010! This transit is particularly important because Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, so Chiron ‘starts again’ a new cycle of healing.

If you have been stuck with your pain for a while, Chiron’s move into Aries is good news! Now you have the chance to start again, to leave behind any wound you haven’t been able to heal, no matter how hard you tried. Chiron in Aries will show you a new perspective and will open new doors of healing for you.

In the same day, Sun is conjunct Uranus. Uranus is the higher end of Chiron’s expression. Sun conjunct Uranus on the same day of Chiron’s entrance in Aries is a promise that Chiron in Aries is truly about the liberation of the self.

In the coming years, you have the chance to leave behind the Saturnian expression of Chiron and embrace the more evolved, liberating expression of the Uranian expression of Chiron.

On April 20, the Sun enters Taurus. Happy birthday to all Taurus out there! As nature starts to bloom, we feel that same need. We want to take concrete steps in improving our lives.

Taurus is all about concrete steps and concrete results. If in the Aries season we felt inspired to take action, now is the time to make it happen. Take advantage of this energy! Taurus will give you all the practical intelligence and stamina you need.

On April 22 Pluto is stationary retrograde. Whenever a slow-moving planet like Pluto changes direction, we feel the energy of the planet stronger than ever.

Pluto always brings transformation. If you resist it, Pluto will bring fear, anxiety, and obsessions. It is normal to find it difficult to detach from the past, so don’t be hard on yourself during this transit.

But try to remember that what seems to be an ending, is always just a new beginning. You may not be seeing it yet, but trust that the universe always works in your favor!

23 April 2018 – 30 April 2018

On April 24 Venus moves into Gemini. No matter what your Venus natal placement is, you will become a little bit more chatty and experimental during the next few weeks.

You will find more pleasure in reading, learning, trying out different things, reaching out to the world.

If your natal Venus is in Gemini, a new Venus cycle will start for you, bringing new opportunities in the sectors of relationships and finances.

On April 26 Mars is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. This transit is as intense as you can get! I cannot think of anything more intense than this.

Pluto is the most intense planets out there, although you may not always see it like that. Pluto is like a cooker under pressure. It’s like the lava waiting to erupt. You may not see what is going on – but with Pluto, you bet there is A LOT going on! Pluto just changed directions a few days ago and is stronger than ever.

And here comes Mars, the planet of action. Mars will stir the cooker under pressure even more… so it might be that this time you will make a mess in the kitchen. Instead of getting upset, think about what it is that you have been trying to suppress in your life. That part of you is alive and will always come back to haunt you until you learn how to tame it.

On April 30, we have a Full Moon in Scorpio. This is one of the best full Moons of the year because it makes some great aspects to Saturn, Jupiter, and Neptune.

Yes, you’ve worked hard (Full Moon sextile Saturn) and now the Universe will reward you with something truly special (Full Moon conjunct Jupiter and trine Neptune). Take it, you deserve it!

You will especially benefit from this transit if you have personal planets or angles around 9° Taurus or Scorpio.

April is not an easy month, but knowing what’s coming up will help you better handle these intense energies. Make sure you mark your calendar with the most important transits so you can keep track of them.

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Astrology of March 2018 – Triple conjunction Venus, Mercury, Chiron and Mercury Goes Retrograde

March is a very intense month: we have two Full Moons, a triple conjunction between Venus, Mercury and Chiron, and two planets – Mercury and Jupiter – stationing retrograde.

Imagine a room full of Aries people. There are some other signs out there as well, but Aries definitely outnumbers everyone. Ah -and there is no single Aquarian in the room.

This is what March is going to feel like – we have a lot of fire and cardinal energy, and almost no air and fixed energy. This translates into tons of passion and energy, at the expense of reason and objective, long term thinking.

This means that in March your desire to start new things, to embark in new adventures, to do what it feels right for YOU is stronger than ever. As long as you genuinely tap into your deepest longings and desires, you are going to do well. March is a good time to start solo projects as opposed to teamwork or collaborations.

March

March starts with a beautiful Full Moon at 11° Virgo. This Full Moon is highly romantic and will bring optimism, inspiration and creative ideas. Allow yourself to go with the flow and indulge in whatever it is that you love. Some opportunities that come to you may seem too good to be true! But consider that maybe – just maybe – this is your lucky day.

March 4th is one of the most important days of the year. By definition, whenever we have conjunctions, things start to precipitate, and events happen. On March 4th we have a record of 5 planets merging energies: Sun is conjunct Neptune at 13° Pisces and Mercury, Venus and Chiron all line up at 27° Pisces.

Something important will happen to you today – look up in which house you have Pisces to see what you can expect. No matter which area of your life comes into focus, March 4th will bring a sense of healing and closure.

Philosophically, the truth is to be found where there is a closure of conscious awareness regarding several elements. Truth ’emerges’ when several conditions fit together coherently and make sense as a whole. We know we have found the truth when there is no more gap in knowledge, when a deeper knowledge emerges by fitting all the elements together in the right order and relationship.

In the same way, some broken, some disparate, dissociated parts of yourself can finally come together and fit like a puzzle. In March 4th you can have a profound a-ha moment about who you are and what is the meaning of your existence. Something will finally make sense to you.

On March 6th Mercury enters Aries. Our mind will become more alert, and our decision-making process will become faster. Just make sure you make those big decisions in the first 22 days of the month, because on March 23rd Mercury goes retrograde.

On March 8th Jupiter is the first planet to break the spell of the ‘almost three months with no retrograde planets’ period. Jupiter goes retrograde at 23° Scorpio – look if you have any sensitive point in your chart around this degree because if so, you are going to experience this energy stronger.

Whenever Jupiter changes sign or direction, something ‘big’ happens. Remember when Jupiter entered Scorpio and the Harvey Weinstein scandal erupted in the media? Around March 8th we can expect similar big scale (Jupiter) disclosures (Scoprio).

Look at which area of your natal chart is currently transited by Jupiter – some information related to that topic will come to your attention around March 8th. Now is time to make some adjustments or ‘dig deeper’ into this particular area of your life.

On March 17th Mars enters Capricorn. This is good news and bad news. The good news is that Mars is in exaltation in Capricorn, which means he feels good here. Mars in Capricorn is brave, bold, militaristic, determined and hard working. Even the laziest of us will find it easier than usual to bring projects to completion in the next two months.

The bad news is that Mars is joining Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn – Saturn and Pluto are not by any means easy going planets. Mars will most likely want to ignite what Saturn and Pluto have been concocting since December last year, so you can expect some very intense events and experiences in the area of your life where you have Capricorn.

On March 18th Sun is conjunct Chiron at 28° Pisces. This is your opportunity to connect with your inner shaman. You don’t have to be a healer or therapist to embrace the shaman inside you. The shaman is that part of you which can connect effortlessly with nature on all its fronts.

This is the last time we have this conjunction in Pisces – next year the conjunction will take place in Aries, and the next Sun Chiron conjunction will take place 50 years from now! Today is your final chance to embrace a part of yourself you don’t feel naturally comfortable with. Because this aspect takes place right at the end of the zodiac, it will likely bring a completion of some sort.

On March 19th Mercury is conjunct Venus at 16° Aries. This is a good day for communication or verbal expression of any kind. If you have a presentation or a performance today, you are going to be more at ease than usual with your creative expression. Conjunctions in general bring new opportunities so if you have planets or angles around 16° Aries an interesting opportunity can knock at your door.

On March 20th the Sun enters Aries and a new Solar year begins. The New Solar year, or the Equinox takes place at 0° Aries. This is undoubtedly the most potent degree of the zodiac, because this is where the zodiac starts! Anything is possible right now – at 0° we can start afresh, with no strings attached. If the rest of your natal chart further supports it, now is the best time to start something new.

On March 23rd Venus at 21° Aries is square Pluto at 21° Capricorn. This transit is going to be intense! Venus and Pluto are known to bring obsession, jealousy but also tons of passion. The key to navigating Pluto transits is not to try to ‘control’ the events in the external world. If you can do that, you will most likely be able to enjoy the passion and the dramatism of this transit, if not, Venus square Pluto can bring you pain and frustration.

In the same day, Mercury goes retrograde at 16° Aries. As always, avoid stating big projects today, unless you want them to change their course later. If you are bored and you consider breaking up the routine, going on an adventure trip when Mercury goes retrograde can be a great idea! But if this is not what you are necessarily looking for, best to postpone important projects for a few more days at least, or even better, until Mercury goes direct in mid-April.

On March 28th Venus is conjunct Uranus at 27° Aries. Venus and Uranus will aspect each other more than ever this year, especially in October / November when retrograde Venus will spend an unusual amount of time in an opposition to Uranus. If you have planets or angles in the last degrees of Libra or Aries you can expect a lot of surprises this year in the area of relationships.

March ends on the same spectacular note it had begun, with a 2nd Full Moon. The Full Moon on March 31st is at 10° Libra. This Full Moon is much more challenging than the Full Moon we had on March 1st, because it is engaged in a T-square with Mars and Saturn in Capricorn.

Mars and Capricorn are known as the ‘malefics’ in traditional astrology, and it doesn’t help that the two ‘bad guys of the zodiac’ join forces at this powerful time of manifestation. What it does help is that Mars and Saturn are in Capricorn, and both planets feel good in this sign (Saturn is in domicile in Capricorn and Mars is in exaltation).

This means that right now they will most likely show their positive qualities. Mars and Saturn are very determined and efficient in Capricorn so you can expect to get a lot done at the time of the Full Moon (not without effort and obstacles, though). Venus, the ruler of the Full Moon enters its domicile, Taurus, just before the Full Moon so this is another positive aspect that will mitigate the effects of this dramatic Full Moon.

If you have planets or angles around 10° in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) or around 0° Taurus, you can expect important changes in your life. To see what area of your life will come into focus look in which house you have Libra and Taurus. If you have Aries ascendant for example, the areas of focus will be your relationships (Libra in the 7th house) and your finances (Taurus in your 2nd house).