Astrology Overview for WC 1st May 2017

The week begins with Venus gaining a toehold in the sign of Aries . Venus is in detriment in this zodiac sign – being in opposition to her ruling sign of Libra. However after this month of a rather punishing right angle with Saturn, we might all breathe a sigh of collective relief, in that at least in Aries in Venus is going to have on this occasion more vibrancy than she’s been able to muster during these last few weeks. However she is continue to be challenged, this time by a point in the sky, known as the North Node, which is said to represent our emerging destiny. We may find that everyday demands and constraints have a tendency to cramp our style somewhat this week and especially around the game of life.

However this week does continue to see the conjunction between Mercury and Uranus. But the good news, is that by Wednesday Mercury ends his three-week backward rotation. It’s just worth noting that he will not return to the same place in the sky until 10th June, so anything which started to get a bit tangled from 9th April may some while yet to truly unravel, mind, this combination can be wonderful for stimulating fresh ideas, reinvigorating our approach to things to be more spontaneous, and also embrace a sense of freedom in our attitudes and thinking. Of course Saturn has been forging a link with Uranus all through this year which continues, so he can add some needed stability to the intensely restless combination that these two are.

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This week on Wednesday also sees a Quarter Moon in the sign of Leo. If you feel tempted to splash out and to be a bit more frivolous, perhaps it will create some much-needed levitation. But spending money on things we don’t really need without understanding the true meaning behind this, is probably not going to be helpful, so reining in any very extravagant attitudes is probably for the best.

The week end also see some very powerful influences. The first between Mars and Neptune, can create some real problems. This is a square and when these two are in this angle our desires can be distorted by a shimmering mix of misinformation, or darn right lies. For example if you are thinking of buying a big ticket item, don’t necessarily believe absolutely everything you are told, for it could be that someone is fabricating the reality even if it’s not there absolute intention. How? Well perhaps they’d be speaking on the basis of information they’d received which was also faulty. In love, if there is someone who seems to be very hard to pin down or evasive, illusive or mysterious, proceed with caution.

Yet ironically the end of this week can be a fine time to make some significant changes in our lives particularly at an inner level, and one which can be tangible and long lasting. This is because of the fantastic angle between the Sun and the planet of transformation Pluto. Sometimes Pluto will push change on us before we are ready, reaching deep within us to tap into elements of our needs that we are yet to fully be aware of. At other times we can drive the whole process. Either way some positive alterations can bring the curtain down on this week.

Astrology Overview for WC 24th April 2017

The week begins with the the Sun in Taurus. This earthy energy is going to be augmented beautifully on Wednesday with the Taurus New Moon. Any way in which we can connect to the planet creatively can be enhanced in the following month, whether it’s spending time in our outdoor spaces, in nature, enjoying growing vegetables, or home cooking, or where money allows some more luxurious slants.

Yet this is a week that still has a lively Aries emphasis due to the return of Venus to this sign joining Mercury the planet of communication, and also Uranus, the planet planet of surprises. In the case of Venus this transition takes place on Saturday, and before then it does continue it difficult right angle with Saturn the planet of restriction. If the month is yet to tease out of your situation any weak relationship or financial matter, it may still do so. However some comfort can be taken from the role of the new Moon which can see is protective of our resources and working hard to use them more efficiently. In a love relationship which may have struggled, this would be a fine time to reinvigorate the more sensual side of the tie.

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With Mercury also combining with your on us some conversations that we have may turn out to be something of a surprise. A situation that seemed beyond redemption can suddenly click back into life or we can be fortunate enough to have some moments of real inspiration that come seemingly out of the blue.

Astrology Overview for WC 17th April 2017

The week begins with the Sun continuing its fine angle to Saturn, the planet of structure. If there is any strand in our situations where we have done thorough research, but it still requires some initiation and drive, this combination can be very helpful through to mid-week.

Mars in Taurus is also forging a sextile to Venus in Pisces from Monday through to Thursday. When this combination of planets are collaborating like this, it can be extremely helpful – especially around using creativity and imagination around utilizing our resources and finances. In a more specific romantic context, Venus does still continue to be challenged in a more obstructive ways of Saturn. So it’s not going to be a time when we can take the enjoyment of life’s pleasures, closest relationships, or our expenditure for granted, but there is an opportunity to make some progress, not least because the Sun is going to be joining up with Mars in Taurus on Thursday. However this is going to be a combination for just one day, for then on Friday Mars travels into Gemini, to begin a six-week transit, and Mercury rewinds from Taurus back into Aries. The retrograde on Mercury will continue in Aries through until 2nd May normal service is resumed on 20th of May when Mercury returns to 4° in Taurus, where the retrograde first began.

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This week also sees a Quarter Moon in the sign of Capricorn, the second in the last month. Just a reminder that around our aspirations is going to be important to be aware of balancing our individuality with the expectations people may have a control or influence in their decisions that can affect us.

The Sun in Taurus is very much about the foundations of life, a sense of security, our appreciation of sensual pleasures, our connection to the ground quite literally, our appreciation of gardening, growing vegetables, being creative in terms of re-cycling, conservation, marshaling our finances or conversely enjoying some all-out retail therapy and some of life’s little luxuries.

Mars in Gemini is a very vigourous influence and can have in a great impact on conversation. We may find ourselves debating for the fun in the next six weeks, or being much more physically active. Yet there is also the potential to be rather more easily bored, and that can lead to a sense of irritability and even exhaustion. Yet if we have something we want to say, and we are enthusiastic and engaged by it, the chances are we going to be expressing these ideas with enthusiasm, and a large slice of personality.

Astrology Overview for WC 10th April 2017

The week begins with the Sun for one day still in opposition to Jupiter. This can help to elevate our moods somewhat but more challenging, is the continuing right angle between the retreating Venus and Saturn. Hopefully all of this will bring out into the open any issues which have been rumbling around in the depths, particularly around closer involvements for some while Unspoken resentments, old grudges and the like can all surface.

Tuesday’s Libra Full Moon can help this process even more, and with the Sun in conjunction with the restless energies of Uranus, from then through to the end of the week, the desire to express our points of view can definitely be amplified. This is unlikely to be a time when we going to want to be more reserved, or even consider so much the impact our words will have on others. This is quite a rebellious combination. If you have been putting up with a situation which is proved repressive, or has been preventing you from enjoying your own sense of freedom and independence, this can be a defining moment.

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Yet the back end of this week does have to really positive developments, the first is that from Friday through to Sunday the Sun forges a super angle to Saturn, joining him with the long-standing trying that is gone between your innocent Saturn for some months. This shows where change can be very much a good thing, and if we can balance the desire the movement forwards, with an awareness to the impact our actions will have, do good research, and are prepared to push beyond our known bound Aries , something very exciting can start to shape up.

Sunday, also sees Venus finally end 45 day retrograde. Although she remains in the sign of Pisces and still squaring with the stern Saturn it will not return to Aries until the 29th of this month, and indeed will not return to the point where the retrograde begun, until the 19th May. However, the forward motion that follows can help us to grapple with relationship issues, a little easier.

Astrology Overview for WC 3rd April 2017

The week begins with two big events. First is the retrograde of Venus as she rewinds into the sign of Pisces. Whilst the retrograde is of course of absolute importance, Venus is very happy in the sign of Pisces, being as it is exalted, so there can be some benefits, but generally it points towards a time of reflection and greater sensitivity around all sorts of relationships.

The second big event at the start of the week, involves the waxing Quarter Moon in the sign of Cancer . This squares with the Sun in Aries. This combination points towards our desire to get-going and be positive and proactive (Aries) being challenged by the more emotional and homely instincts of the Moon in Cancer. It’s important not to act against our own best interests, or to override our feelings or sixth sense on any key issue.

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Venus also then goes on to forge a square with Saturn, which is going to last pretty well to the end of April. This is a very tricky influence, and if there are any chinks in any kind of relationship, it can be revealed during this period of time. It’s possible that we will see the downside of relationships, more than appreciate their benefits. Little niggles ordinarily are not an issue, can become so much more. We also may encounter someone around a financial or business matter, who is much more conservative and cautious, and will find ways to not cooperate and be helpful. It is also possible that within ourselves we can experience a sense of isolation, or lowness, particularly if our relationship or love life is not operating as we would like.

What adds to this mix is that Saturn goes into a retrograde on Thursday, this week. This is going to tighten the pressure that this planet has impacted upon the sign of Sagittarius . This is the last of the three retrogrades that he goes through during his transit through each zodiac sign, and if we’ve really grappled with the lessons he has taught us before in Sagittarius, this retrograde can have much less of an impact. Knowledge remains very important, but this also can then transcend to points of view, and people can be more forceful or serious about their ideas due to this retrograde in the next five and a half months whilst this lasts.

However from Wednesday to Sunday there is the potential for some brightness, this comes in the guise of the opposition between the Sun and Jupiter. Although Jupiter itself is retracing his steps, this is one of those aspects which makes believe that anything is possible, and can add to our sense of confidence, and can be a larger-than-life vibe. Of course the trick is not to get so caught up in this, that we promise more than we can realistically deliver, so some caution is needed too, but hopefully it will help to some degree to offset the more challenging square between Venus and Saturn.

This is also a week when Mercury is been flexing his mental muscle in the sign of Taurus, along with the go-getting energies of Mars. Anything to do with creature comforts, material goodies, or more natural interests in contrast, can all be influenced and positively boosted by this earthy combination. However by Sunday, Mercury goes into the second of its annual retrogrades. For us all it’s going to be vitally important to micromanage the detail of things, and to make sure that the things we can control we do so in a precise way. Crossed wires, and misunderstandings are par for the course with this particular retrograde, but I think in a broad sense we all need to be very vigilant about financial transactions, so do keep any receipts or invoices should you be buying things particularly online from anyone you don’t know personally.

Astrology Overview for WC 27th March 2017

The week begins the Sun, Mercury , Venus and also Uranus, still clustered in the sign of the go-getting Aries. This provides a fantastic opportunity to continue to revitalize the strands that are important to us by taking action and showing initiative on any new opportunities. This is not a time to navel gaze or to over analyse things. Taking our ideas and putting them into action can prove exciting and rejuvenating. With the planet of change, Pluto, also continuing to square up to the expansive energies of Jupiter, this can give us all a taste for self-promotion and pushing forward with conviction and determination. All this is given an added boost by the New Moon on Tuesday. This is urging us into believing in our convictions but not necessarily expecting instant results as much as being captivated by the feeling of moving forwards and instigating change.

If life has seemed a little dull bogged down or same,y this is our chance to be more dynamic. It is true that by Saturday Mercury is going to relocate into the sign of Taurus , joining up with Mars. So there is an earthier echo still in the background of everything which will be emphasized more as the week draws to a close. Not least because Mars is going to forge an awesome angle to Pluto over the weekend. These two planets are the co-rulers of the sign of Scorpio which itself is all about passion and conviction. If there is an opportunity to convert bright ideas into something more stable, tangible and transforming, then we need to seize it with both hands.

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The one area that does perhaps still require a little bit of extra care is around relationships. Venus does continue to re-trace her steps and by the very end of this week is moved to just 0 degrees Aries. The added dynamism that we can inject into many areas of our life can actually prove to be a bit of a fault line when it comes to more sensitive interactions. Here boldness can actually be a negative. So whatever we are trying to achieve as far as our big picture is concerned, staying attuned to the undercurrent’s in our closest ties and the needs of the people who are most important in our lives is going to be important this week, and in truth, for the whole of the upcoming month of April.

Astrology Overview for WC 20th March 2017

The week begins with a Quarter Moon in the sign of Capricorn. When it comes to our most deeply held hopes, this can see feelings close to the surface. Essentially with such a clustering of energy in the fire sign of Aries, for along with the Sun ‘s new arrival, there is Mercury, Venus and Uranus , all bunched together. Individuality, impulsiveness, and new beginnings are very much to the fore. So the more conservative energies of this Moon can act as a counterpoint. Furthermore, Jupiter continues its right angle with Pluto in Capricorn, which asks us to temper our hopes around the reactions of others with the realism of their situation or circumstances.

The second half of this week is particularly busy from a planetary viewpoint. This sees Mars in Taurus forge a gentle link to Neptune, which can just soften the more individualistic, and even materialistic side of Mars in this location, and hopefully sees us in general more mindful of those who are less fortunate. But things really start to sparkle, as the Sun conjoins with the reversing Venus, and Mercury merges with the restless energies of Uranus. So this week has quite a central theme, of bright sparkly and perhaps impulsive moves coming from Aries, and more censorious, traditional, and orthodox vibes coming from the sign of Capricorn.

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Also the reversing Jupiter ends its opposition from now with Uranus, which can see hopefully see less outlandish claims made more globally especially around the whole concept of fake news! Although your Uranus continues to forge its long-term angle to Saturn which is progressive and helpful, though the Uranus Jupiter opposition will return in September and through half of October.

Astrology Overview for WC 13th March 2017

Paradoxes are a big part of astrology, because one influence can be largely positive, and another largely negative, and how this is balanced is down to the skill of the astrologer using a technique called weighting. How? Well, in other words weighting the importance of key aspects, and divining which will have the greatest impact.

This week has two mega planetary influences, and the first runs on from last week and involves Jupiter, the planet of growth. Of course Jupiter has been in opposition to Uranus for some months and this has been creating a very vibrant kind of energy, pushing us to improve our knowledge, and at times to step outside of our comfort zones. But last week Jupiter started to tangle with the tiniest but perhaps most potent of the outer planets, in Pluto, in a repeat of what happens through November and half of December last year. This is repeated this week, and this can give us a heightened desire to succeed and to believe that through sheer willpower and positivism things can change for the better. Well perhaps some can. But it’s very important not to push so hard that we trample over the feelings of others, in our desire to get ahead of to achieve our goals.

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Now, running in tandem to this aspect is Sun square Saturn, the other of the outer planet “big beasts”. This is the last full week of the Sun passing through the sign of Pisces this year. So we are working towards the end of a period of reflection, preparing for some fabulous new starts that the new celestial year will create from the 20th of March. However, with the Sun being checked by the restrictive energies of Saturn from Tuesday through ‘till Sunday, our vitality could collectively be affected by this, with a greater potential to feel drained than usual. Information can come into the open which is awkward or which we find more difficult to receive. Some of this information may prove faulty, so if there is any situation where you need your facts to be correct, do double check them. Pisces can be a very compassionate but fluid influence, while Saturn in Sagittarius is all about knowledge. It’s possible that someone will find it difficult to understand the level of support and commitment that is being invested in a situation – perhaps because it is a more nuanced, and could be very critical or very demanding. However challenging it may be for us to fulfill our responsibilities, perhaps in the face of this critique, we do need to try to do so.

However, the week begins with Mars becoming established in the sign of Taurus. This is a very sensual location for this planet, and can increase our desire for life’s more pleasurable pursuits, material goodies, and also greater intimacy in love relationships. Mars also forges a semi-sextile, which is very positive and enabling, to Mercury the planet of communication, which arrives in the sign of Aries on Tuesday. This combination can see us in the mood to initiate and get on the front foot around our thinking but also in our actions.

And talking of nuances and subtleties, Venus actually forges a very good link with Neptune through to Saturday. This suggests that when it comes to our love lives it’s is going to be important to stay tuned to our sixth senses. And despite the fact that the Sun’s angle to Saturn can create a feeling of constraint the weekend sees Venus combining beautifully with Mercury, which in the sign of Aries can be quite playful, and lead to some bright and bubbly interaction.

So this week is not going to be all about challenges, it’s more about marshaling the available energy we do have in an appropriate way, and also given ourselves the chance to create the diversions and have the fun to deal with the more draining and tricky of impacts, that the tough influences can have.

Astrology Overview March 2017

With February finishing with something of a ‘technical challenge’ and ‘showstopper’ involving Hollywood, you may be forgiven for thinking it was not the ‘Oscars’, but ‘The Great British Bake Off’ returning to our screens! Although, as we enter March, we can see this month not only brings plenty of Easter’s eggs, but a few more mix-ups, half-baked ideas and much to sieve through. As March may not mark the beginning of a new Bake Off, but instead the start of ‘The Great British Break Off’!

However, as this March gets underway, this month’s planetary movements emphasise the difficulties in attempting to break off a piece from the EU. As taking a slice cannot be iced over it seems, without it affecting the whole and causing some icing over of relations instead. Whilst, across the pond, there appears to be further frosting this month, as ‘hundreds and thousands’ remain troubled by the divisions created. So as March begins, it seems less about ‘cake-stands’ and more about knowing where you stand or making one, as disillusion and confusion abounds.

Due to the month opening not only with the Sun in the Mutable Water Sign of Pisces, but also everyday Mercury and deceptive Neptune co-joined in illusive Pisces too, causing many to feel that rather than ‘March-in’ ahead, this March they are just keeping their heads above water. As with the ‘tectonic plates’ of Europe shifting and the new wave of ideas from the US President elect quite literally creating waves, many are in search of safe ground. Although, you could say there is a struggle against the tide this month, as the current of activity has the ability to cause many to go against this tidal pull, rather than be drawn back.

As a strong mystical Pisces influence this March, enforced by last month’s New Moon Eclipse, offers the possibility of reaching the highest spiritual enlightenment or sinking to that ‘soggy bottom’. This being evident by the Piscean symbol of the two fishes facing in opposite directions, as this final Zodiac Sign has the potential to be the most evolved or cause its undoing.

This further reinforced as we go into March, as these Piscean Planets remain at odds with the karmic Moon’s Virgo North Node or ‘Dragon’s Head’, placed at its tail with the South Node in Pisces, signifying a need to let go in some way. Therefore, it is no great surprise that the ‘Brexit’ process begins under the dissolving power of Pisces, but there may well be some unforeseen shockers as the month continues, due to planetary patterns maintaining tricky relations. As the Oscar ceremony calamity demonstrates, as a Piscean Moon’s eclipse nearly saw film, ‘Moonlight’ eclipsed.

However, the envelope mix-up occurred under mystifying Mutable Planets, but it was unexpected Uranus uniting with pleasurable Venus and angry Mars in Aries against Capricorn Pluto and more significantly opposing retrograde lucky Jupiter in Libra. As those who thought they were in luck found a quick reversal of fortune under these aspects. So expect further occurrences continuing throughout March, as a challenging retrograde Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto formation, sees those who think they can ‘have their cake and eat it too’ left with ‘t’ and no cake, in the form of a T-square.

The effects of which are exacerbated not only by fiery Mars at home in Aries until the 10th, but Venus out of its comfort zone all month in Aries retrograding from the 4th too. While Mercury, the Planet of movement and communication, comes along for the ride, joining Aries from the 14th, the 20th the Sun and an initiating Aries New Moon on the 28th. This bringing a different ‘kettle of fish’ entirely, as the kettle reaches boiling point, with several critical degrees activated this month, meaning many may see the fire breathing from that ‘Dragon’s head’ or literally through weather conditions.

As akin to ‘St George slaying the dragon’, this month the individual versus the hierarchy system, with the New Aries Moon on the 20th illuminating new rules and strategies to aid everyday people. This heralding beneficial new types of partnerships for the UK, as it prepares to leave the EU. Whereas, Mexico, Egypt, China and the United Nations may experience drawbacks, as France, Australia, NASA, New York and its Stock Exchange face challenges. While, further shocking religious revelations are exposed, as well as Hollywood secrets and regressive White House plans.

Although, the 12th’s Full Moon in Virgo takes care of the ground work and finer details, focussing on attempting to resolve health and work issues and implications for those most vulnerable. However, this may feel like ‘treading water’, with a multitude of Planets in opposing watery Pisces, combined with angular Saturn in Sagittarius. As fixing neglect in health care and immigration quarters is paramount this month, especially as the North Node offers the final opportunity to address concerns, before Leo ‘enters the dragon’s head’! However, this seems less likely to occur in the US with the Full Moon underlining less clarity, as Canada attains more and Japan and North Korea are activated. As lunar activity this month illuminates Politicians and the possibility of violence or military action, if situations are not handled with ‘kid gloves’!

As with Venus and Jupiter in retrograde motion, abiding by a look before you leap attitude this month seems sensible, in an attempt to avoid a magnitude of headaches, from legal to personal dilemmas. For legal decisions formed maybe overturned and things will not live up to expectations at a later date, so not an ideal time to buy, sell or embark on new relationships. This is especially true with Mars advancing into Venus ruled Taurus from the 10th, as when Planets turn direct again, you may find you want your money or heart back again. While, outside of personal factors, worldwide this month, Russia, Cape Verde, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Bosnia and Croatia are also starred, along with Namibia, Tibet, Guatemala and Madagascar.

So following last month’s notable planetary line-ups, this month brings a memorable ‘March-in-time’! However, with so much on the table, it seems preferable to not ‘fork’ out, but ‘contem-plate’!

Astrology Overview for WC 6th March 2017

The week begins with Mars entering its last four days in the sign of Aries which it rules. It continues to forge a very productive link was Saturn the planet of structure, so any plan which is well thought through, researched and executed has a fabulous chance of sustaining itself in the longer term. However with both of the Sun and Mercury in the sign of Pisces, at least for some of us this can be a week when we have an opportunity to be reflective, and to prepare ourselves for the new Solar Year which begins on 20th of March.

But there does continue to be along with Mars, the presence of Venus and also Uranus in the sign of Aries, so there is a contrast between these more thoughtful vibes from Pisces and the more go-getting energies that Aries brings to the equation. Furthermore Pluto, the planet of power, truth, secrets, and transformation is forging some significant links with other planets this week. The most positive of these is its relationship with the Sun. Here we can balance our intuition with some of our moves in a more worldly context. The things that we do behind the scenes, can be just as important as what we do in more obvious ways. For example, taking soundings, doing research, having confidential discussions with others can all turn out helpfully. If you feel that your efforts are not being recognized, they may well be observed, but just not commented upon. People in positions of authority could be much more tuned to what’s going on in their environment than may seem obvious.

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All of this is important to stay aware of, because Pluto is actually forging a jarring link to Jupiter all week. If you cast your mind back to the whole of November and half of December 2016 last year, this aspect occurred then. There can be a tendency to be more forceful and to push agendas harder when these two get together. What we need to do is utilize the fairness of Jupiter in Libra to try to resist the desire to go quicker than we are ready to do. Also Jupiter is forging a Quincunx with the Sun so it will be important to under-promise and over-deliver. There could also be a tendency to almost be too much of a people pleaser with this influence. Knowing what boundaries we want to maintain and what we will agree to is going to be important, otherwise we may find ourselves with an ongoing liability or responsibility that we could grow to resent.

Friday sees Mars storm into Taurus, where he will remain for the next six weeks. Here the emphasis is on improving financial foundations, and in the more romantic context enjoying the lustier side of intimacy. However Saturday and Sunday see Mercury squaring with Saturn. This aspect can provide a dampener to our outlook, see us be more pessimistic, feel that others are less cooperative, and basically look at things as a glass half empty rather than a glass half full. It’s going to be important to retain a sense of positivity and stay mindful of the big picture.

Sunday sees the full Moon in Virgo, but this is forging an obtuse angle to urine us the planet of freedom. Once more any situation which requires us to make a commitment needs to be balanced against our own need to do what’s right for us as individuals. This Full Moon is also about understanding the more spiritual and emotional side of health issues, and when it comes to practicalities not ignoring that there can be nuances that do require awareness.