Astrology Overview for WC 25th July 2016

The week begins with Mercury, angling up magnificently to the changeable energies of Uranus. This aspect goes on until Thursday and it’s a fab opportunity to add greater zest and verve to the way we think about things or communicate our ideas. If you are someone who relishes spontaneity, this influence is also going to really help. It would not be a surprise of some people had a lightbulb moment through this period of time. These brainwaves, if they are taken seriously, can be converted to something really imaginative and lasting. Then again, they could just be the opportunity to do something completely different, even random.

Tuesday however, sees a Quarter Moon in the sign of Taurus . The 2nd/5th House axis’s activated by this suggests we should be cautious about being overly generous with finance to anyone close, or splashing out on luxury items which are more discretionary rather than absolutely necessary. This will provide a backdrop for the rest of the week.

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Thursday and Friday however, sees Mercury clash with Mars. Although this is only a quick influence it’s one which can see people being a bit more jagged in the way they express a point of view. With both Mercury and Mars at this stage in fixed signs, is going to be important not to take entrenched positions, and retain a degree of flexibility and lightness in our approach.

Ironically on Friday Uranus goes into retrograde, for 5 1/2 months. This asks us to examine the balance between our dependence and independence around all key relationships during that period of time. Yet Venus comes into forge its own wonderful alliance with Uranus towards the back end of this week, and if your love life has become rather too predictable and samey, the encouragement here is to take a walk on the wild side, move out of your comfort zone and try to revitalise this key part of life. Someone new and rather challenging but exciting may also enter your orbit.

Finally on Sunday, Mercury returns to Virgo , one of the two signs that it guides. This homecoming is going to be particularly welcome. Why? Well it will help us to add greater structure and detail to any more creative strands that we generated as Mercury’s move through the exuberant sign of Leo and has combines earlier this week with Uranus, and before that with Venus. Yes it is a little bit more workaday here, but encourages us to look out for those finer points that are so important in making the bigger picture all come together as we wish.

Astrology Overview for WC 18th July 2016

The week begins with Mercury and Venus continuing to combine in the sign of Leo . This is a very enterprising, and even glamorous combination, urging us to tap into our artistic and creative talents, and to use our self-expression shrewdly. Yet both are tethered to the more limiting energies of Saturn , which itself continues to square, in a rather enervating way, to the draining influence of Neptune. However, in this case, Mercury and Venus being anchored by Saturn can be an entirely positive thing, asking us to do our research well, to expand step-by-step with confidence, and any strand or relationship which moves forwards at this time has a very good chance of enduring for the long term.

This is also a week when the Sun continues its wonderful angle to Mars . This goes on until Thursday, so do make this work for you. Essentially this is going to convey a lot of executive ability to manage our homes resources and lives, but with a great deal of energy, drive and determination. If there is something that you’re wanting to revise, rebirth or reform this aspect will help in spades.

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However Tuesday’s Full Moon in the sign of Capricorn, just encourages us to stay conscious of balancing more emotional considerations with more practical ones and especially around achieving tangible results.

Still, as the Sun person into its home zone, of Leo on Friday for the first time in eleven months, this is something for us all to truly celebrate. Why? Well this is going to give generally much more neat physical vitality to us all. The Sun’s passage through cancer has obviously been helped hugely by its angle last week and this week to Thursday, to the go getting vibe of Mars, but the Sun in Leo really will see a fantastic amount of energy reverberating both within ourselves and around the world. The arts, sport, physical activities, and more expressive ones can all shine brightly over this next four week period.

Astrology Overview for WC 11th July 2016

The week begins with the Sun, Mercury and Venus continuing in Cancer, and the expansive Jupiter maintaining its stunning angle to the transformational Pluto, where flair and inspiration are mixed with perspiration, there is so much to go for.

However, things do change on Tuesday. Why? Well firstly there is a Quarter Moon in the fair-minded Libra , but it still clashes with the Sun in Cancer, and someone around you may not be in the best of places within themselves in the next week, and you may need to provide additional support. Then again, it’s possible that two people close to you will not get along so well, and you can find yourself trying to placate both parties.

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Tuesday does however see a wonderfully uplifting development as Venus glides into the star studded Leo. If you have felt more reflective of late, this really can spark something of a revival. In fact, by Thursday, Mercury joins up with Venus and the too co-operate until the end of the week, and create a great deal more sociability and desire to meet and greet.

However, the Sun is not done in the sign of Cancer, and forges to very contrasting aspects in the last half of the week. First up, and most importantly, he gets together with the potent energies of Mars , and if you are really clear and focused about what you want to achieve, you can put down some fundamental foundations with a spirited determination that can be absolutely awesome.

However, ironically, the Sun also clashes with Uranus in the second half of this week. This suggests that whatever you try to do, there may be more conservative or more radical energies or people around you, who think you should be doing something completely different to the path you have chosen.

Use the charming energies of Venus and Mercury to try to keep the dialogue bright and vibrant, and where necessary, introduce a little bit of fun and frivolity in order to sweeten a serious situation or message.

Astrology Overview for WC 4th July 2016

The week begins with Independence Day on Monday, and a stunning New Moon in Cancer which links with Neptune in the most positive of ways. This really ask us to embrace our most sensitive sides and listen to our intuition. Imagination in an artistic or creative way can also be boosted by this, especially if you enjoy music, film or photography.

All this week also sees a fine link between Venus, most blessed in the sign of Cancer, and Mars located in its home zone of Scorpio. This can create some really sensual magic for those lucky enough to be in really close and loving relationships. By contrast Venus does Square Uranus and if you are in a long standing tie which has lost its mojo this aspect can push you and your partner to try and recreate any earlier magic, especially by breaking any patterns which have become too entrenched and predictable. In the most extreme scenario this can lead to a weak tie coming to a close, and perhaps even quite suddenly.

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Wednesday sees an exact conjunction or combust between the Sun and Mercury . This does have its down side insofar as Mercury in Cancer can be quite reactive, so do try to avoid jumping to conclusions. The upside is that this can trigger wonderful brainwaves and moments of inspiration. Mind, both planets enter a much more testing encounter in the second half of the week when they both oppose Pluto. You may encounter someone who is very dogmatic or belligerent, or tries to force their views upon you. If there has been any dissatisfaction bubbling away on the backburner this aspect can bring it to the fore in the most powerful of ways and a real battle of wills or an all out argument can follow.

Astrology Overview July 2016

Well, a good breakfast starts the day off, but you could say that a break-fast for good starts the month of July off. With the EU referendum vote favouring a Full English over the continental option, but it seems not everyone is ordering a toast to go with this! Instead, choosing the Full English means that there are still plenty of remains and a great deal of extra side orders to clear up too this month!

So as July begins, rather than a clean plate, it seems for many a case of trying to make something palatable out of June’s leftovers. Though, planetary wise this seems more achievable this month, especially with Mars, the Planet of action moving forward once again from the end of June, coinciding with day to day Mercury now joining a Cancer Sun and Venus. This combination aiding the Cancer crab to come out of its shell and deal with matters this month, after being rocked by the previous month’s shellshocks. However, this July, there is still a definite sense of treading on egg shells, as this sidestepping crustacean tries to negotiate its terrain. Although, you could say it seems more crab terrine than terrain this July, with no solid way forward as yet.

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Furthermore, with Cancer’s indirect approach, rather like a chess game, determining each player’s next move may prove difficult, particularly with Mercury, the Planet of movement and communications in the Sign of Cancer until the 13th. This made more arduous by the fact that the fluctuating Moon governs Cancer, creating quite literally ‘a state of flux’ in regards to the UK’s predicament. As the first half of July continues to see emotions riding high and changeable public sentiments, unaided by a still conflicted retrograde Capricorn Pluto and Aries Uranus. Therefore, Cancer’s hard shell may be necessary to withstand these variable conditions, as well as providing a degree of privacy too. So this month there will definitely be a sense that each country is not sure what the other is doing, as it is a Cardinal Sign rather than cards, keeping concerns close to chests.

However, the New Moon on the 4th may help to illuminate matters and herald in new beginnings, as it particularly emphasises business ability and the capability to go at it alone, but also quick tempered attacks, even the canine variety. Along with reinforcing adjustments between the UK and their partnerships, highlighting the UK people and presenting challenges to the French public. Whilst, this Moon also brings opposition to Australia’s head of State, as it undergoes elections this month, as well as financial upheaval in Egypt, shocks to Japanese partnerships and regression in Russia. Meanwhile, Canada receives surprise new ideas and falling on Independence Day in the US stars significant luck, accentuating personal wealth. This supported by other transiting Planets, specifically money Venus, residing in Cancer until the 14th.

For with Venus in Cancer, it means big bucks stay close to home, this no doubt being one of the driving forces in the EU vote, as under this Sign of the Crab, people voted to quit shelling out funds to the EU. So with the start of the month seeing the Sun, Mercury and Venus all co-joined in the compassionate Sign of Cancer, home in all its forms is highlighted, from living arrangements and care providers to general domestic affairs. While, the presence of everyday Mercury and fiscal Venus alongside the Sun, emphasises the importance of setting straight daily matters and finer details, along with the financial side of things. For you could say this month it is definitely a case of getting your own home in order, before attempting to deal with others. As the Sign of Cancer accentuates, as do not forget really the crab never leaves home, carrying it around on its back.

So with focus in general at home, away maybe somewhat overlooked this month, as war torn countries and migration see little positive advancement this month. With Jupiter at a critical degree as the month opens closely joined by the North Node also in Virgo, but a now retrograding Neptune in Pisces further hinders progress to an already stagnant Saturn in Sagittarius. This posing further implications for an already tense political climate, as rather than the crab the symbol of the lobster may be more apt this month, turning red when boiling, as lobbying gets heated. While, fever pitch is also on the pitches and courts, as the Olympics gear up, Wimbledon plays out and Euro 2016 draws to a close. As Iceland, spotlighted last month, does far better than previously expected, France and Germany are also in the frame this month.

However, containing this fever pitch may prove a problem this July too, as in Latin America; worries over the Zika virus persist. While, martial energy transiting France could bring further football violence and anger over shared interests too. As beyond sporting events, not everyone is being such a good sport, with Europe seeming to play hard ball over the UK leaving the EU. So this month, there are not only divisions in football. As opinion is divided, generally fuelling separation between people. Last month, this manifested in hate crimes, acts of terrorism and the breakdown of governments and political unity. This month, further activity is possible, especially when Leo Planets challenge Scorpio Mars, as from the 12th Venus enters Leo, Mercury shortly following until the 30th and the 22nd, the Sun. Positively, this brings pleasure and a focussing on sovereign powers, but negatively, safety is threatened in places of amusement, children may suffer and a shocking re-emergence of celebrity or power abuses, especially at July’s end, when we see Uranus retrograding also.

So July is not an over-easy month, as many scramble for position and the threat of poaching industries exists, but the 19th’s Full Moon offers a sunny-side up and a glimpse at how events might pan up. This lunar activity starring determination, patience and good executive powers, as everyday operations and capital settles, but taking a gamble at this time can also be beneficial. As changing ideas in the US are underlined, perhaps regarding elections. For New York receives a boost, Cuba further responsibilities and Palestinian people are affected. Whilst, Peru, Kiribati, Vietnam, Argentina, Iraq, Algeria, Albania, Maldives, Singapore and Armenia also hit the headlines, along with Switzerland, Belarus, Croatia, Nicaragua, Greece, Venezuela, Honduras, Pakistan and India. In sum, this July seems less about a Full English and more about preventing the fall of English and globally containing the buffet!

Astrology Overview for WC 27th June 2016

The week begins with a Quarter Moon in the sign of Aries. This urges us to grapple with any tendency to act rashly without considering the emotional consequences. On the same day however, and Tuesday, Mercury continues to sparkle in a brilliant alliance with Uranus. Even if the inner planets are urging us to be more mindful of the emotional side of life this particular combination is great for sudden flashes of inspiration, or looking at things in a fresh light.

The week also begins with Venus continuing its wonderfully nuanced angle to Neptune. Just like last week this offers the most spiritual possibilities when it comes to loving and connecting to others. From the middle of the week however, it’s the Sun’s turn to forge this healing angle to Neptune, but in order to access this to its full the trick is going to be in tune into our true feelings and therefore following our hunches, rather than trying to push them away.

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By Wednesday, Mars ends its backward journey which began in mid-April, for though it does stay for now in the sign of Scorpio. It moving forward to this Zodiac sign gives us all the appreciation passions that drive us forwards in life and the need to get beyond superficial appearances.

Mercury, however, does relocate on Thursday, arriving in the sign of Cancer and joining up with Venus and the Sun. Mercury in Cancer is not its most auspicious transit. But what we can take from this through to the middle of July, when he enters Leo , is the ability to counter our more emotional, and sometimes subconscious attitudes, with a more logical contrast.

However, perhaps the most powerful planetary aspect of this whole week occurs right through the whole seven days, and sees Venus in opposition with Pluto . This is one of those aspects which can create a lot of sexual energy, and neat attraction or see intense discussions regarding finances. In either situation. The key is understand motivations, and also those of anyone we encounter. For someone could lay on the charm with a trowel, but they may well have a hidden agenda. So if you are asked on a date, or meet someone for the first time even if there is an incredible attraction between you, you may wish to slow things down a little bit before you get fully involved.

Astrology Overview for WC 20th June 2016

The week begins with the summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and the winter Solstice in the South. The 20th Monday also sees the second of the two Blue Moon’s in the sign of Sagittarius , and although Venus has moved into one of its most entrancing locations, late last week, with Mercury in Gemini in opposition to Saturn on Monday and Tuesday, along with this Blue Moon activating the polarities of the 3rd and 9th Houses, it could be ideas which prove to be the battle zone, as this week begins.

The trick for us all is going to be to avoid taking entrenched positions. The more fluid we can be about receiving and this communicating information, the better it will be. With the UK European referendum being held on 23rd June, these influences could not really be more apt, but perhaps the transit of the Sun on Tuesday into the sign of Cancer , where it will broadly connect with Venus for the rest of the week suggests that those proponents behind the stay vote, may gain some traction on the back of encouraging greater security. The leave votes of course, argue, just as passionately for their opinion, and it’s interesting because Saturn in Sagittarius could in some ways the argued to be a transit, which will create a lot of controversy about immigration, although of course this is not the only issue in the debate.

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Mars also forges a quincunx with Uranus all week. Now, with Mars being the ruler of Aries and Uranus being located in the sign at the present time, Uranus too can be linked to the referendum insofar as do people take a leap into the dark, or if they think more about long-term resources and personal security of the financial markets, this is definitely represented the location of Mars in Scorpio.

By the end of the week, there is a quite magical link between Venus and Neptune. Now, if you believe in true love, this is the aspect which underlines this potential bar none. If you meet someone new and you really chime that could be a sense of a really spiritual connection between you. Then again you may meet someone he sweeps you off your feet, but may turn out to have size tens that are actually made from clay. So, avoid putting anyone on a pedestal and stay resolutely grounded, but the combination of these two planets and in the Zodiac signs they occupy can see some scintillating possibilities.

Sunday also sees Mercury forge its own tremendous link with Uranus, and if you’re happy in the realm of ideas this one can certainly generate some new exciting strands.

Astrology Overview for WC 13th June 2016

The week begins with two important changes. Firstly Mercury returns to one of its two home zones of Gemini, after ending a sixty seven day passage through the sign of Taurus . This change can be truly enlivening, joining as it does, at least for much of the week, the combination of the Sun and Venus, in Gemini too.

There can be a real sense of sparkle, and some unexpected but very pleasant social invitations and encounters. This is going to come about because of the Sun and Venus, angling back towards the unpredictable energies of Uranus , but in a way which can be really good for us. This is definitely a case of a change being as good as a rest.

However Monday also sees Neptune, the planet of dreams, artistry and spirituality, slam on the brakes and go into a 5 1/2 month retrograde. It continues its T-square with Jupiter and Saturn and its going to be important to maintain any structures that we remain utterly factual in our approach. Any fantastical ideas do need to be challenged, as to whether they are sustainable. This is because Neptune can dissolve structures, but the way it will do so can be quite insidious, so look out for any “erosion” that is not so obvious.

Mind, this is also week, when with Mars in Scorpio is in a more obtuse angle to the Sun and Venus and the lighter, and the frothier energy that the Gemini inner planets are generating, can be challenged by the rawer, basic and passionate vibe that Mars generates in this sector.

As the week draws to a close Venus also transits into Cancer, and when people have this placement in their Natal or birth charts, they often can be extraordinarily beautiful. And this is an opportunity for us to all benefit over the following 28 days the magic that Cancer can generate in its combination with Venus. However, it’s all about nurturing, and the ideas that have been electrified of late in Gemini have a platform here to be channelled in a more soothing and caring way.

Astrology Overview for WC 6th June 2016

The week begins with the Sun and Venus still conjunct and squaring with Jupiter . This is an aspect which can makers feel a lot more optimistic about life, but we should also be conscious of not promising too much, so if you do find yourself in a situation where you want to please someone try to rein in any tendency to be overgenerous with time energy or money.

Jupiter itself continues its T square with Neptune and Saturn, which is been ongoing for some time. Balancing dreams with life’s reality has become something of a recurring theme of late, and accessing good and reliable sources of information is absolutely key.

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Yet this little doubt in that the Sun’s combination with Venus in Gemini is very social, bubbly and even potentially flirty, and there is likely to be a lot of potential to go out and have fun.

If you’re working towards something of a more serious nature which requires an open mind a progressive attitude and a willingness to change then Jupiter’s ongoing trying to Pluto can still be enormously helpful. This encourages us to embrace anything which is new in a way which can open us up towards achieving our true potential.

Perhaps the most jarring influence of this week concerns the opposition between Mercury and Mars . This goes on for all seven days, and with both located in fixed signs, and with the earnestness of Mars, and the communicational dimension of Mercury this could see some people adopt very stubborn and at times inflexible positions, which could lead to some rather brusque discussions at the best an all-out disagreements at the worst.

Therefore it is going to be very important to continue to be as flexible as possible, and understand others have to perfect right to see things very differently to us even if we might not agree with them. Money too, can be the source of discussion or conflict.

Speaking of flexibility, both the Sun and Venus combine really positively with Uranus as the week draws to a close, and this may see some kind of offer spark to the fore, one which can prove to be really exciting and suggest that an openness to all that is fresh and different can really stimulate and rejuvenate us.

Astrology Overview June 2016

You might say the month of June is the gateway to summertime, as going out prioritises staying in. However, this month it has other connotations. For, last month may have featured the Eurovision song contest, but it seems this month sees a different kind of euro vision contest, with the imminent Euro referendum vote and Euro 2016 kicking off. While, across the pond, U.S electoral candidate selection is nearing completion, as big ‘bucks fizz’-le away on campaigning, so this June is most definitely ‘making your mind up’ time!

However, this may prove tricky as the month gets underway, as far from a clear euro vision, most are experiencing more double vision. For this June it is difficult to make your mind up when you are quite literally in two minds, due to the conflicting influence of dual Sign, Gemini. With the start of June seeing the Sun and Venus both occupying this twin Sign, bringing plenty of hustle and bustle, but this two-way traffic and double talk not really seeming to get anywhere, somewhat muted by challenging Mutable Planets.

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Although, on a positive note, it is often said that ‘two heads are better than one’! Well, in the case of Air Sign, Gemini, this does seem to be true, as at a deeper level these symbolic twins reflect the mind’s bipolarity, bringing together both sides of the brain to create rational thought processes. However, the downside of this is that the Sign of Gemini is quick to be swayed by the next convincing argument that comes along, so much so that at times far from just the hand, the entire right twin does not know what the left is doing, making reaching agreement fraught to say the least.

This month other planetary movements further enforce this feeling, as free-spirited Air Sign Gemini favours flight, but is forced to fight this month, grounded by heavyweight restrictions from all sides. As this Sign finds itself more a co-joined twin, constricted by other Mutable Planets from June’s take off. So far from rising to another intellectual plane, this Sign feels more in a black box in early June, due to all Mutable Signs forming an unforgiving square formation.

This you could say climbing to a climatic level as June begins with Piscean Neptune vying against the karmic Virgo Moon’s Node critical degree, inflated further by Virgo Jupiter and Saturn retrograding in Sagittarius. So unresolved foreign issues of fair distribution, legality and morality are once again revisited, no doubt in light of more migrant lives lost capsized at sea. While, this arc of activity could benefit from an arc, as turbulent and erratic weather conditions occur, transportation disasters and uncontained elements. Whether in the form of floods, spillages, poisonings or contaminations, as the Zika virus remains a pressing concern ahead of the Olympics. So it certainly seems a case of quite literally ‘weathering the storm’!

However, as the month advances, there is little reprieve as Piscean Neptune retrogrades from the 14th, further blurring our surroundings. This particularly heightened by everyday Mercury having entered Gemini the previous day. This combination makes distinguishing between the real and imaginary problematic, from perceived threats, thefts and deception to just plain gossip and rumours. While, not unsurprisingly, with the ‘brexit’ vote looming, Gemini, the Sign of neighbouring countries is centre-stage this month, but it is proving hard to gain a handle on how to proceed, especially with the 5th’s Gemini New Moon, not only highlighting adaptability, but also indecision.

Whilst, Mercury’s transition from Taurus to Gemini favours mind over matter now, as practical matters take more of a backseat, breaking up the troubling aspect of Taurus Mercury opposing a retrograde Scorpio Mars. As previous tensions between personal and shared wealth and abuses of power are superseded by more theoretical fears, as well as mulling finer details over. However, before the final vote, it seems emotional ties take priority over other binding agreements. As from the 18th, twin Sign Gemini dips its toes into the water, as Venus advances into watery Cancer, closely followed by the Sun on the 21st. This change you might say brings with it a ‘nip in the air’, with the crab representing the Sign of Cancer. As well as shifting the focus to home, nurturing and family values. Although, it is not much easier to calculate future movements with Cancer in command, as like its counterpart the crab, objectives are reached via a sideways motion and motivations hidden beneath its shell. Whilst, governed by the Moon instils the Sign of Cancer with a changeable nature, moving from one side to another.

Put simply then, this month, this crab could be truly ‘stuck between a rock and a hard place’, especially in terms of voting to exit Europe. For Cancers do not like to be uprooted, but scuttle away from being cornered too. Although, positively, a stagnant Capricorn Pluto and Uranus Aries remaining at a distance means this water Sign does not need to display its pincers this month. Instead, it can rely on the ruling Moon’s instinctual influence, linked to the public consciousness, making general thinking in sync, especially regarding a United Kingdom.

This reinforced by the 5th’s New Moon in Gemini, as it aspects London and Canada, along with advancing daily living in France, but not Russia or Egyptian relations and brings shocks to the U.S. This supported by the 20th’s Sagittarian Full Moon, pinpointing New York and the borough of Manhattan, as partnerships are highlighted, perhaps with surprise election running mates or a possibility of unknown attacks. Whilst the Israel/Palestine relationship looks likely to improve, Cuba, Afghanistan and Japan see fewer benefits. With Australia, Rome and the Vatican activated in varying ways by this Moon’s activity and all month, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Iceland, Somalia and the Seychelles hitting the headlines, along with Zaire, Argentina and Turkey.

So, this year the sixth month is rather like the Earth’s equator, an imaginary halfway point running through it. Well, this June, like the equator, things certainly seem to be heating up. With the first half of the month seeing double figures in the Sign of Gemini, while the second half is not so much the tropic, but topic of Cancer, as we map future progress!