Astrology Overview for WC 2nd May 2016

The week begins with Jupiter and Neptune continuing their opposition and T-Square with the reversing Saturn in Sagittarius . This without doubt can be an enervating connection, one that can see great hopes clash with the realities of life. What we can do, is develop realistic expectations, and with these balanced, good things are possible.

In fact, Jupiter is highly influential this week, as it also forges an Earth Grand Trine with the Sun and Pluto. This suggests the things that we have worked hard at and been really applied to can start to show signs of becoming more established. This can be a very fortunate aspect, but especially where things show tangible progress, can be lasting, and have really enduring benefits. Some kind of material goodness can therefore come from this week, but battling as it does with the T-square, it is urging us to keep our feet on the ground and to try not to be distracted by life’s fripperies.

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The great news also is that this is Jupiter’s last week of retrograde this year, and by next Monday he will be starting his forward journey, in the sign of Virgo , which will go on until the 9th of September.

Astrology Overview for WC 25th April 2016

The week begins with Venus continuing its connection to Uranus. Any surprise relationship developments from last week may still need digesting or there can be an element of change in the air still.

Generally there is a very strong Taurus emphasis at work, asking us all to appreciate the more tangible elements of life. However, what does make things that much more complex is when on Thursday Mercury goes into the second of his three annual retrogrades. Thereafter anything around money or possessions will require extra care and vigilance. As ever with Mercury RX we can’t control things outside of our personal sphere, such as transport or travel disruption but we can ensure that what we can affect, we do so in a very careful way.

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The second half of the week does though throw up a lovely influence in the form of the Sun ’s angle to Neptune. This can encourage us to consider those who are less fortunate, people who may need a more sensitive response. If you have particularly causes or charities that you support you could be active at this time. Then again our more spiritual values can come into focus too.

Saturday sees Venus arrive back in Taurus. This is one of the two zodiac signs, along with Libra , that she governs. This can us all appreciate life’s more pleasurable dimensions and certainly good food and wine and no little retail therapy.

However, Sunday’s Quarter Moon occurs in the idealistic Aquarius and as the week ends business and pleasure may well not mesh together so well. Ironically from this we must be very realistic about how much happiness more material strands can really bring us.

Astrology Overview for WC 18th April 2016

The week begins with the influence of Mars going into retrograde, starting to be felt. He will be twisting backwards in the sign of Sagittarius through to the 28th of May, before regressing into Scorpio. Mars is about instant gratification and in the sign of Sagittarius that’s a lot to do with being free to do as we wish to be adventurous on the spur of the moment. However, with Mars also continuing to square up to Neptune through to the end of the month, our drives can be dimmed somewhat by this tangle, and confusion can also be possible, and at the worst, we may encounter someone who’s darn right dishonest. So, continue to be vigilant.

The other thing that characterises the start of this week through till Wednesday, is the positive planetary Trine between Mercury and Pluto, both located in Earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn respectively. This can help us to analyse situations and to probe beneath the surface of what they mean. Because of the tangibility both the signs seek, you may find yourself thinking about more worldly matters like money, property and career.

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The Sun also sweeps into Taurus on Tuesday, and for the first time in eleven months. After the whirlwind of activity that’s been going on the sign of Aries, his passage through this sign is asking us to look to strengthen the foundations of whatever we are doing. So, if you have begun something afresh in the last month now you’ll be looking to get this more solid, and substantive.

However, the energy which is been buzzing round Aries is not at an end completely, because Venus remains in this sign and can make single people in particular acquisitive in terms of making moves in their love lives, and for those already involved, there could be a need to demonstrate more freedom from a partner, or conversely to revive a refresh along go inside by doing things which are rather more spontaneous. This is because the connection from Tuesday that Venus has with Uranus , the planet of surprises, but in contrast, Venus also forges a very solid link with Saturn in the first half of this week, so there is someone who comes into your situation or it is becoming a more important part of you can start to appreciate their qualities and virtues even more.

This week does however see a Full Moon on Friday in the sign of Scorpio. For all of us there is the need to balance our in and outgoings in terms of short-term expenditure and the impact this can have on our long-term security. But also there can be intense discussions in close involvement’s about who does or contributes what or you may find yourself wanting to hunt down the best deals around any of the things that you can influence yourself and drive down your costs.

Astrology Overview for WC 11th April 2016

The week begins with the Sun in Aries continuing to combine with the changeable energies of Uranus. This can arouse a desire for extra freedom, new starts or even see sudden about turns, but much as this erratic energy can be very positive, with the ruler of Aries, Mars, in a right angle with the dreamy vibes of Neptune, the rest of this month can lead to misunderstandings, misapprehensions or even downright dishonesty. So if you are thinking of doing something completely off-the-cuff and spontaneously, it is going to be vital that you think through the various scenarios factor in how things could go wrong and that not everybody we encounter may be as straightforward as they appear.

However, Mercury , now established in Taurus, and an extended stay through till mid-June, is urging us to be a little more cautious in our approach and weigh the value of propositions, and of our plans. It makes really helpful angle to Jupiter the planet of growth, and if there is something that’s been well researched and thought through that you want to promote, so go with this aspect will certainly help.

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Now, as much as recent Aries energy has continued to clash the Pluto energy in Capricorn, on Thursday of this week is the opposite sign of Capricorn. Cancer which is influential. This is because of the Quarter Moon that’s forged with the Sun, suggesting that we also need to ensure that any moves we make our best emotional interests and maintain security in our worlds’.

Finally on Sunday, Mars goes into retrograde, now this is going to go on until pretty well the end of June, and in that time the planet of desire, will reverse back into one of its two home zones of Scorpio, on the 28th May. In the meantime we need to be conscious that the usual drive and verve with which we attack situations, may not be for the best, and especially with the confusing angle with Neptune which is set to dominate to the end of April. In short, think very carefully around anything or person you suddenly want and want now. There could be hidden catches.

Astrology Overview for WC 4th April 2016

The week begins with the Sun forging a great angle to Saturn . If there are plans you are initiating which are a mixture of the new and expansive, as long as you have done your research thoroughly, they stand an excellent chance of standing the test of time.

However, conversely the Sun also forges a more challenging right angle to Pluto, and this can lead to some clashes, battles of will and so forth. This aspect is an echo of the right angle forged between Uranus and Pluto which has been so potent off and on, over the last three or four years when the desire to do as we please, tangles with the forces of conservatism. Essentially don’t rush into anything without a great deal of forethought.

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Wednesday is a key day. Venus arrives in Aries , but Mercury goes into Taurus for an extended stay and where he will be until mid-June a time when resources will come under the astral microscope. Venus moving into the 1st sign of the zodiac is really significant because it is the start of new beginnings and if there have been pauses, reflections, separations or secret liaisons now becomes one of living in the moment.

The New Moon on Thursday also conjoins with Uranus, so the desire for fresh experiences is set to resonate with us all. But if we do dive into anything too impetuously we may live to bear the consequences. All in all this can be an exciting week, a time of lots of fizzing astrological energies, but also a tension between all that is new, fresh and radical, and all that is well established and more entrenched.

Astrology Overview April 2016

The month April, in writing is not dissimilar to ‘après’, the French word for ‘after’ and this month this April is full of afters. For in the yearly time table, April shows up after the clocks are reset, after Spring break and Easter arrives and this year, after two major Eclipses. With this in mind, this April, appetisers are overlooked, as we literally skip straight to the afters!

So what’s for afters then? Well, it looks like a ‘horn of plenty’ or a ‘fool’ this April could be served up. For this month sees the horned Signs of Aries and Taurus dominating proceedings, with the often referred to foolhardy Sign of Aries, the ram, in command as the month opens. As the Sign of Aries may rule the head, but at times it could do with head waiter service, by waiting and thinking of consequences before charging in headlong.

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This could be likely to pose a problem or two this April, as appropriately the fourth month commences with the go forth and conquer Cardinal Sign of Aries, but this month it seems to have gone forth and multiplied as well. For as April begins, the newborn of the Zodiac not only still occupies Uranus bringing unexpected events, but you could say it has a Sun too, followed by the new birth of a New Moon on the 7th. While, Mercury makes the fourth place setting, but you maybe requiring a highchair, as this is certainly a ‘baby mobile’, with the Planet of movement and communication in action orientated Aries. So with so many Planets in fiery Aries, it would seem planetary influences move from ‘cradle to brave’ this month, causing an uncontrollable baby rash or over bottling.

However, bottling up too much explosive energy may force more than corks to pop on a personal and global level, as leaders collide worldwide. For Arian martial energy, combined with the burning Sun and unpredictable Uranus makes for less champagne and more a volatile cocktail, as last month exhibited among other ways through terrorism, when Mercury, governing transportation, progressed into Aries at 0 degree. Therefore, this April, caution is necessary, as the danger exists that all this combustible energy may ignite matters further. So, double-checking what follows ‘afters’ this month is essential, as there seems to be a bit of overcharging going on, in the form of an additional ‘fire-starter’.

As around the eve of the New Moon, Venus also enters Aries and you could say akin to an ‘a la carte’ dish, there is nothing to look at on this plate, in the form of another 0 degree. So as Venus progresses into Aries on the 6th, action is forced out into the public domain. At this time, places of enjoyment may come under threat, such as theatres, theme parks or large festivities, especially involving young women, or the targeting of financial institutions.

While, all this energy has a negative charge, there is of course a positive one too, in the shape of what you might call something of an ‘afterbirth’, with the 7th bringing a fresh start with the New Moon in Aries. So the opportunity for fresh initiatives and incentives to be put into practice for individual and government mandates now exists, especially linked to electricity supplies. For this New Moon is associated with electricity, but also with the spark of new ideas, creation or physical sparks between people. So romance is highlighted, great speeches or acting performances. With this Moon emphasising new beneficial partnerships in the UK, as the EU referendum looms ever closer, but less clarity for Canada’s relationships. Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s situation is revealed and the U.S also sees daily benefits going on at the White House and public stock exchange finances, as China’s personal security improves, along with Cuba’s shared assets.

With finances remaining a central theme all month, as money, Venus resides in Aries for most of April acting as the starting horn for fiscal projects. Only to see momentum followed through when security conscious Taurus takes the bull by the horns, entering Mercury from the 6th and the Sun from the 20th, as the cost of monetary concerns from individuals to universal benefits is stressed. However, this is not to say this month is without its locking of horns so to speak. As Arian ram Planets are at loggerheads with Pluto in the Sign of the Capricorn goat, butting changes, particularly from the 17th when Pluto retrogrades, stalling progress until previous flaws are addressed head on.

Although, Pluto is not the only Planet creating hold ups, as this month it is like waiting too long for the entrées, main course and fun to arrive. For April commences with both jovial Jupiter and sobering Saturn retrograde, at odds in Virgo and Sagittarius still, clashing furthering with Venus and Neptune in Pisces as the month gets underway. This puts extra obstacles in the way of resolving the migrant crisis, health sector problems and headlines the U.S presidential race, especially from the 18th when Mars stations in Sagittarius too. Whilst, there also seems to be an issue with afters as well, as from the 29th Taurus Mercury joins retrograde motion, so there may actually be a lot of ‘bull’ talking. As communication and movements are affected, but the valuable side of internalising this planetary energy underlines personal funds and how to make more efficient savings, being fortunate overall.

This further reflected in the lunar Moon’s beams this month, as the 22nd finds the finalising Full Moon in Scorpio, at which time the possibility of fairer deals to offset people’s taxes and personal monies could occur. Therefore, ideally then everyone could get a slice of the cake, instead of just the wealthiest top tier. This Full Moon financially favourable for Russia, Cuba once more and UN partnerships, as well as starring activity in North Korea, Iraq and France and at NASA, as science and travel is illuminated. Whilst, in general this month, Nepal, the Himalayas, Georgia, Mongolia and Guatemala are activated, along with Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Japan, Portugal and Ireland. So this April, movements advance from Aries, chief to sitting bull, Taurus, but not without some reservations!

Astrology Overview for WC 28th March 2016

The week begins with the Sun forging an amazing link to Mars . This is one of the most energising of planetary angles, and encourages us to breakout and have the confidence to take on bold moves.

Uranus is also set to be very influential this week forging a link from Wednesday to Sunday, with Mercury, and on Saturday and Sunday with the Sun. This can see as being very resistant to any kind of restrictions on personal freedom, and ability to express ourselves, but also see as very open to new exciting ideas and ways of doing things.

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You may find yourself meeting some unusual characters this week, and instantly engaging with them. Then again you could have a lightbulb moments, and suddenly look at an old problem or issue in a fresh way. However, it’s not all about opening up the clutch and going for it this week, because the planet of growth Jupiter continues to be challenged by the planet of restriction Saturn , and both are in retrogrades, so we need to be conscious that it’s not possible to gain all we want without a certain amount of responsibility or awareness to our obligations.

There is also a Quarter Moon on Thursday which emphasises the clash between the signs of Aries, and Capricorn that’s been such a feature for the last 3/4 years as Uranus and Pluto have at times been an outright conflict. And although this particular aspect is now coming to its end, this Quarter Moon suggests handling those in positions of authority and particularly around work based issues may require a certain amount of patience and especially where we are working with or promoting more unusual ideas.

Yet this is definitely a week when if we can be authentically ourselves your understand the bigger picture when it comes to our responsibilities and obligations, that some thrilling developments can occur.

Astrology Overview for WC 21st March 2016

Hello, I’m Astrologer Patrick Arundell, and here is your Astrology Overview for WC 21st March. The week begins with Mercury moving into Aries to join up with the Sun. These two are going to be relatively close all week and this is going to create a sense of renewal, revival and refreshment. Of course, last week came to a close with the Spring Equinox, and this combination can help to reinvigorate our desire for new beginnings and bright ideas. Then again, it’s also an ideal opportunity to revitalise any ongoing strand which are important to us.

Furthermore, the Sun and Mercury are going to combine with the ruler of Aries Mars, which is becoming established in the go-getting and adventurous vibe of Sagittarius. This combination is further going to add to a sense of momentum, and the spark to get things done. With the clustering of energy that has been so prevalent in Pisces of late, this can be a welcome change of emphasis.

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Wednesday, however, does see the Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Libra. This pairs up with Mars too, suggesting not that not only should we take the initiative and get on the front foot, but that we should also stay conscious of our interactions with others, and the quality of our relationships. With the Solar Eclipse of March 9th also tying into this Lunar Eclipse, our sensitivity to others can be enhanced significantly.

The last half of this week also sees Venus, located still in Pisces in an opposition with Jupiter. This can be a wonderful aspect to be more generous, and caring towards others’, although perhaps we should balance our own needs so that we do not over-give and therefore maintain sensible boundaries.

Finally on Friday, Saturn also located in Sagittarius, goes into retrograde that will last through to 12th August. This happens each year, but this particular retrograde asks us to be mindful of how we absorb information and process any knowledge based issues, and facts really need to be precisely that in the months to come otherwise the more exacting energies of Saturn will start to impinge on our circumstances. For more on your personal Zodiac Sign, please watch my FREE video for this week or visit my site.

Astrology Overview for WC 14th March 2016

The week begins with Venus just having arrived in Pisces , joining the trio of the Sun, Mercury and Neptune. However, from Monday to Wednesday. Mercury is going to be in opposition with Jupiter, and both are going to be squared by the restrictive energies of Saturn. All this could create quite a considerable amount of enervation, especially if we try to achieve more than we properly plan for. A Quarter Moon of Tuesday also suggest that we need to choose our words with care for logic can be eroded by the more nebulous, dreamy energies that dominate.

Yet Mars now located in the go getting energies of Sagittarius is forging a square with Venus from Monday through to Friday. Once more there can be the potential to get things out of proportion or for the reality to be distorted somewhat. This dreamy old week, is further ratcheted up in its influence by the combination of Venus and Neptune from Friday through to Sunday. When these two conjoin, as they do here it can lead to the most spiritual kind of relationships or a lucky few finding true love being forged. Equally, it can inflate our hopes beyond what is achievable, so if you meet somebody new, don’t be too quick to put them on any kind of pedestal.

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However, the week ends with a fiery spark, as the Sun returns to the sign of Aries for the first time in eleven months. With the week being dominated by such watery or mutable energies, this may be a welcome counter balance to all this. Of course it is also the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the Autumn Equinox in the southern, so we end the week, with a new beginning and the start of the astrological year.

Astrology Overview for WC 7th March 2016

The week begins with both the Sun and Mercury in Pisces, and they are set to be joined by Venus on Friday.

However, there is some planetary irony going on this week, for Mercury is located in its detriment, and Jupiter too. Of course, the big talking point is going to be the Solar Eclipse of Wednesday and Jupiter feeds into this, opposing the Eclipse, but squaring Saturn , which in turn squares the Eclipse too. Confused?

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Will essentially the Solar Eclipse in Pisces asks us to embrace creativity, imagination, the arts, music, film, healing, spirituality, flexibility, but it’s opposition to Jupiter asks us to try to stay as grounded as possible. This is reinforced by the role of strict Saturn, which is asking us to reel in any expectations which have little chance of success. We can dream, but equally we need to work the wonderful energies of Pisces in a way which can be sustainable. So if you find yourself propagating an amazing scheme over the next six months, you just need to run it past someone who’s very experienced, and who you can trust and rely upon to help you to decide.

In fact, Jupiter and Saturn are going to be broadly squaring until the middle of June. This aspect is unlikely to be good for the financial markets. This is why if any of your ideas have a money dimension to them, it is going to be important to be particularly sensible in your approach. It’s not necessarily about being risk adverse, but if you are going to do something which is more speculative, then do think about the downside too.

The second half of this week also sees Mercury combining with Neptune. If ever an aspect could create a sense of unreality, this is certainly it. Demand hard and fast figures, get to the nuts and bolts of situations, don’t be fobbed off by vague answers or pledges. The more precision we can bring to situations, the better. Mind if you are going to be taken in a new movie, or picking up a novel you may find you’re particularly impressionable to its message.