On September 29th, 2023 we have a plot-shifting Full Moon in Aries. The Full Moon is at 6° Aries, and apart from the opposition to the Sun in Libra, the Moon doesn’t make aspects with any other planets. Nevertheless, the Moon is in select company, sharing the sign of Aries with Chiron, Eris, and the … Continue reading Full Moon In Aries – The Trojan War
We are excited to announce that our 10-week natal chart reading certification program, Astro Butterfly Wings is now open for enrollment! The program will run from September 27th to December 4th, 2023. If you’re drawn to astrology and resonate with Astro Butterfly’s approach, we invite you to enroll in one of our study groups: 1) … Continue reading [ASTRO BUTTERFLY WINGS] – all details inside
This is the 3rd blog in the 3-blog series with frequently asked questions from readers and students. What's really important in the natal chart? There are variations of this question: “Where do I start when I look at a chart?” “What are the most important aspects? “Do we include asteroids in aspect patterns?” Astrology websites … Continue reading Natal Chart Reading Tips
This is the 2nd blog in the 3-blog series with frequently asked questions from readers and students. Which house system to use? I personally use both Whole Sign Houses and Placidus. Other astrologers in the Astro Butterfly team use Placidus, Whole Signs, or a mix of Placidus and Equal houses. We are house-system inclusive. But … Continue reading Which house system should you use?
Why do we have 12 zodiac signs? Why not 4, 9, 15, 27 or any other random number? What is the relationship between signs and the zodiac constellations? Does the precession of the equinoxes ‘change’ the signs? In the next 3 days, I will write a 3-blog series to answer 3 of the most frequently … Continue reading Why Do We Have 12 Signs?
On September 14th, 2023 we have a New Moon at 21° Virgo. This is one of the most auspicious – and most important – New Moons of the year. The ruler of the New Moon in Virgo, Mercury, stations direct within hours of this lunation. Something in your life is finally moving forward. You will … Continue reading New Moon In Virgo – Grand Earth Trine 🪄
On August 31st, 2023 we have a Full Moon at 7° Pisces. Full Moons in Pisces always bring existential themes into focus. There is something about the last sign of the zodiac that hungers for answers. Pisces is the sign number 12. It has seen it all, done it all. Pisces knows that we are … Continue reading Full Moon In Pisces – Sacrifice
September 2023 comes to restore our sense of balance and renewal. July and August haven’t been easy months. We had all the planets in Cancer and Leo opposing the “bad guys” Saturn and Pluto. Venus retrograde has been squaring Uranus. The cherry on top, Mercury turned retrograde on August 24th. But there is light at … Continue reading The Astrology Of September 2023 – Venus And Mercury Direct; Forward Momentum
Welcome to the Virgo season! On August 23rd, the Sun left Leo and entered the earth sign of Virgo. Leo to Virgo season is one of the most tangible shifts from one sign to the next. Leo is bubbly and fiery. Virgo is sensible and pragmatic. Leo likes to play. Virgo likes to work. Leo … Continue reading Virgo Season, Mercury Retrograde, Venus Morning Star + More
On August 16th, 2023 we have a New Moon at 23° Leo. The New Moon is conjunct Venus and Black Moon Lilith. Basically, all the major feminine astrological archetypes - Moon, Venus, Lilith - come together to speak from the same voice. Normally, the 3 archetypes have different approaches and agendas. The Moon is what … Continue reading New Moon In Leo – Something Unpredictable But In The End It’s Right