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Week of January 10th

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 20 Capricorn
Mercury at 8 Aquarius
Venus at 18 Capricorn
Mars at 18 Sagittarius
Jupiter at 2 Pisces
Saturn at 12 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune at 20 Pisces (rulership)
Pluto at 26 Capricorn
North Node at 0 Gemini

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The Sun moves through the last degrees of Capricorn this week, culminating with a Full Moon in Cancer next Monday, January 17th. That’s a LOT of energy focused on our home and family life. Pluto at 26 Capricorn is also in the mix. This energy encourages transformation and spiritual evolution. You are evolving, especially in the material, earthy sides of your life. Pluto presents us with opportunities to evolve and transform – usually whether we want to or not.

Mercury turns retrograde in Aquarius this Friday, January 14th while squaring Uranus. A revolution could be brewing in your personal life, since Uranus calls us to freedom and liberation. The square aspect, means there’s a test we need to overcome so we can turn a corner and start a fresh path. Mercury stationing, and squaring Uranus, can bring lots of nervousness and uncertainty due to sudden changes and events. There could be extremes, and changes in plans.

We also have Venus retrograde conjunct Pluto. Virgos, Capricorns and Pisceans, you will benefit by paying attention to Venus all through January.

Monday, January 10th: Moon in Taurus is exalted, especially on a Monday! Today is excellent for Moon Magick. With Taurus, do not confront or negotiate with authority figures, let them win the argument. You can push back next week. Also, things slow waaaay down with the Moon in Taurus, and we indulge in sensual delights. Get yourself an excellent dinner because Taurus loves food.

Tuesday, January 11th: Moon in Taurus. Slow, quiet day. Any activity that awakens the five senses is highlighted. Get outside today and appreciate nature. Taurus is love, beauty, passion, commitment, nature, and animals. Avoid power struggles, control issues and obsession. Pushiness and bullying will get you nowhere. Mars in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces at 20 degrees. Agendas could get watered down or confused, so don’t be discouraged if actions don’t bring immediate results.

Wednesday, January 12th: Moon void-of-course in Taurus all day, into Gemini at 7:08pm Pacific. Moon conjuncts Uranus, then trines Venus accentuating the earthy, sensual, Taurus vibe. Any activity that awakens the five senses is highlighted. Mercury is slowing down, preparing to go retrograde on Friday, so actions may not bear results this week.

Thursday, January 13th: Moon in Gemini squares Jupiter in Pisces then trines Mercury in Aquarius. Chatty day with lots of activity, but with Mercury stationing, important decisions could be difficult to formulate. Listen to others, respect their wishes and look to the common good.

Friday, January 14th: Mercury goes retrograde in the pre dawn hours at 9 Aquarius. With Mercury stationing, hold off on important conversations or purchases. Moon in Gemini goes void-of-course at 6:22pm Pacific, kicking off a social and talkative evening. Mind the details of your life. The Moon in Gemini will help us communicate openly about our feelings. Mercury retrograde until Feb. 3rd.

Saturday, January 15th: Moon in Cancer. Avoid difficult conversations today because sensitivities are high. Be gentle… Easy Does It. Creativity, nostalgia, food, and emotional release are good uses of this energy. We are in the orb of the Full Moon Monday night.

Sunday, January 16th: Moon in Cancer and Sun conjunct Pluto. Be prepared for some intensity with this aspect and the approaching Full Moon. Pluto lets you access the deepest darkest parts of your subconscious – bringing them to the light – in order to eliminate fear and heal past trauma.

Venus in the Underworld

Parmigianino “Circe with the Companions of Ulysses”, ca. 1527 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The planet Venus follows a mystical course through the skies, which has been interpreted in various ways by ancient cultures around the world. It’s important right now, because this weekend was one of the most powerful moments of her cycle. Last Saturday, January 8th, Venus was perfectly conjunct the Sun at 19 Capricorn. This is a key moment, because this represents Venus “in the underworld”.

The Venus cycle begins when she appears as the evening star; visible high in the West above the horizon at Sunset. This happened last Fall – in October/November 2021. I remember seeing her during my evening walks. When she reached her highest point, she turned retrograde (moved backwards), and began a slow descent towards the Sun. Every evening she appeared a little lower in the sky, until January 3rd when she disappeared in the fires of the Sun.

When the Sun and Venus are conjunct, the Sun is simply too bright for Venus to be seen. Because Venus disappears, she is said to enter the “underworld”. It’s called an “inferior conjunction”, meaning the planet Venus is between the Sun and the Earth. This is an important phase! Let your life mirror the cycle of Venus. Go inward and disolve yourself. Release limitations, and prepare for a rebirth. While Venus is traveling through the Underworld, each of us can undergo our own deep, personal transformation, and it’s happening right now.

After her meeting with the Sun, Venus continues through the underworld. She finally rises in the East, in the pre-dawn sky, about a week later. At this moment, she is reborn as the Morning Star, or Lucifer the “light bearer”, and becomes the herald of a new path. In our current cycle, she emerges on January 15th completely transformed.

Venus will be the morning star from January 15th to February 4th. When she reappears, each of us is reborn as a warrior. It’s a powerful burst of youthful, feminine energy, and we can pursue what we really want. We emerge renewed and revitalized.

For now however, each of us is in a cocoon, reshaping ourselves. You may be feeling yourself going through a lot of changes. We are letting go of old relationships, possessions, ideals, fantasies and attitudes. It’s a deep, personal, inner transformation through inner fire. Take some time for yourself this week. Spend some time alone… in solitude. Rebirth yourself with creativity, beauty and harmony. With Pluto nearby, this adds up to a period of deep evolution for each of us.

Week of December 14th: Full Moon Eclipse in Gemini

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 20 Sagittarius
Mercury at 16 Sagittarius (Detriment. NO Mercury Magick right now)
Venus at 25 Capricorn
Mars at 24 Scorpio (rulership, do Mars Magick!)
Jupiter at 26 Aquarius
Saturn at 9 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune at 20 Pisces (rulership)
Pluto at 24 Capricorn
North Node at 1 Gemini

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🪐 View Planet Parade in December 🪐

Observers from the Earth will have a chance to spot the planet parade at the beginning of December. Five planets will gather in one sky area:
🌟 Venus (-4.7m)
🌟 Saturn (0.9m)
🌟 Jupiter (-1.8 )
🌟 Neptun (7.7)
🌟 Uranus (6.0)

The dwarf planet Ceres (6.9), a large asteroid Pallas (7.6), and the Moon (-11.4) will settle nearby.

The best time to observe them is December 12, 2021; look for the celestial objects right after sunset. Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and the Moon will be visible to the naked eye. A pair of binoculars or a small telescope will help you to see the dimmer Neptune, Uranus, Ceres, and Pallas. 🔭

  • Although there is now an official scientific definition of the term “planet parade,” astronomers use it to denote an astronomical event that happens when Solar System planets line up in the same sky area as seen from the Earth.

The Sun moves through the last degrees of Scorpio this week, culminating with an ECLIPSE/Full Moon THIS Thursday night at 27 Taurus. That’s a LOT of force and power, but it’s also trine to Pluto over in Capricorn. This energy encourages transformation and spiritual evolution. You are evolving, especially in the material, earthy sides of your life. Pluto doesn’t leave us a choice either – it’s something you have to do. This lunar eclipse lets you access the deepest darkest parts of your subconscious – bringing them to the light – in order to eliminate fear and heal past trauma. This Moon brings peak experiences with beauty, health, relationships, money, home, job and survival. Taurus is a money sign, and indicates prosperity and love. Since this Full Moon takes place in the last degrees of Taurus, we are completing a personal cycle of growth, and something new is about to begin. The Sun enters Sagittarius next Sunday.

The last month has been a deep dive into exploring our ambitions, healing psychological wounds and uncovering hidden agendas. Sun in Scorpio represents personal power and the truth, and wherever it appears in your chart is where you fearlessly walk through the shadows to find the treasure within you.

There’s a bunch of big aspects this week leading up to the Eclipse, but the trickiest one is the tense and disruptive Mars in Scorpio opposing Uranus in Taurus. It started yesterday with Mercury opposing Uranus; this brings a nervous edge to communications through Tuesday. With Mars opposing Uranus, instincts are heightened and there can be sudden breathroughs. We might have revelations or anxiety, or have a strong urge towards liberation.

Monday, December 15th: Moon in Aries makes us fiesty! Sun and Moon in Mars-ruled signs gives us a driven and ambitious start to the week. We each have a direct line to our Will and can make good progress. Avoid headstrong, risky behavior, or engaging in power plays with others. Watch out for taking on more than you can handle.

Sun in Scorpio squares Jupiter in Aquarius: Look out for over-confidence and arrogance. We each need to do some boundary-setting between our emotions and the needs of our friends. Grab opportunities today and try not to overindulge in anything (Jupiter).

Tuesday, December 16th: Moon in Aries is void-of-course at 7:51am, then void ALL DAY until 6:18pm Pacific when she enters Taurus. No negotiating or risk taking today! Instead, work on your personal goals and health. Tests might come up around your identity and who you are becoming. Best to go slow and stay present with yourself so you can respond properly in the moment. Each of us has a new way of being, and a new life manifesting.

Wednesday, December 17th: Moon in Taurus. Mars in Scorpio opposes Uranus in Taurus, asking us to reconcile our passions with our resources – in a way that liberates us. Moon trines Venus, accentuating the earthy, sensual, Taurus vibe, and moves on to conjunct Uranus. We are in the orb of the Full Moon tomorrow night. Any activity that awakens the five senses is highlighted. It’s a sensual full moon. Very passionate night.

Thursday, December 18th: Full Moon and ECLIPSE at 11:00pm Pacific in Taurus makes a couple of tense aspects today with Mercury and Jupiter. Mercury in Scorpio also trines Neptune in Pisces in the morning, which brings our minds and instincts into a wonderful, watery harmony. Good aspect for creativity and deep connections with others. The Full Moon brings love, beauty, passion, commitment, nature, animals, and the Divine Feminine. Avoid power struggles, control issues and obsession. Pushiness and bullying will get you nowhere. Listen to others, respect their wishes and look to the common good. Taurus wants us all to be healthy and secure.

Friday, December 19th: Moon in Gemini. We are in still in the the orb of the Full Moon, but today we are socializing and talking endlessly about it. Mind the details of your life. Venus trines Uranus in the middle of the night, bringing sudden, (hopefully positive) developments to relationships. The Moon in Gemini will help us communicate openly about our feelings.

Saturday, December 20th: Moon in Gemini continues yesterday’s conversations. Today we have Mercury in Scorpio squaring Jupiter in Aquarius, which brings a serious tone to the day. We set boundaries with friends or groups through our thinking and communications. We can find real meaning in our relationships, because Mercury in Scorpio favors deep understanding between people.

Sunday, December 21st: Moon void-of-course in Gemini all day, entering Cancer at 7:30pm Pacific. Sun into SAGITTARIUS at 6:30pm. We enter a new energy field in the fire sign of the Centaur. Take stock and think about setting some goals. Sagittarius is the sign of the Archer, and he likes to aim at a target. Where will you focus your energies for the coming Winter?

Week of October 18th: Full Moon in Aries

“The Guardian”, by Chie Yoshii.

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 24 Libra (in it’s fall, no Sun Magick now)
Mercury STATIONING DIRECT at 10 Libra
Venus at 9 Sagittarius
Mars at 20 Libra (Detriment, no Mars Magick now)
Jupiter STATIONING DIRECT at 22 Aquarius
Saturn at 6 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune RETROGRADE at 20 Pisces (rulership)
Pluto at 24 Capricorn
North Node at 2 Gemini

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The Sun moves through the very last degrees of Libra this week, culminating with a brilliant Full Moon on Wednesday at 27 Aries. This Moon brings peak experiences with survival, exploration, physicality, courage, and our personal story. Aries is a feisty sign, and indicates a new beginning. Since this Full Moon takes place in the last degrees of Aries, we are completing a personal cycle of growth, and something new is about to begin. The Sun enters Scorpio this Friday night.

The big influence on the week however, is Jupiter and Mercury both going Direct within the next 24 hours. Although they begin moving forward, they will be standing still at the same degree for several days before picking up forward motion. The blending of these two planets brings big ideas and the ability to verbalize them. Make sure that big talking is not full of hot air though, since Jupiter can be excessive.

What’s happened in your life since June 20 when Jupiter went retrograde? If you’ve been experiencing obstacles to progress, your path will open up now. Jupiter is the planet of opportunities, healing, wealth, success, justice, philanthropy, optimism and spiritual attainment. Jupiter is a jovial, just and honest King.

In the bigger picture, we are on the cusp of Halloween, and the air is alive with Magick. The Sun and Mars are traveling close together in Libra; both trining Jupiter in Aquarius all week. With Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto stationary in the skies overhead, we are in an evolutionary, accelerated, and soulful landscape of exciting pathways to explore.

Monday, October 18th: Moon in Aries. Jupiter stationed Direct in the middle of the night, and Mercury stations DIRECT at 10 degrees Libra. This is not the best combination for mercurial activities like driving or talking. Stick to light conversations today, and let competitive people win. It’s not worth it to get into power struggles. We are in the orb of the Full Moon coming Wednesday evening, so keep a low profile.

Tuesday, October 19th: Moon in Aries trines Venus in Sagittarius, which is a happy vibe. With the Direct stations yesterday we want to charge full speed ahead. The Moon here on a Tuesday (Day of Mars) is auspicious, but unfortunately Mars itself is still in it’s detriment (hard place) in Libra. No Mars Magick right now. Men can be grumpy. The warrior wants to charge ahead, not process feelings.

Wednesday, October 20th: Full Moon in Aries 7:57am Pacific. Moon is void all morning, then moves into Taurus at 1:00pm. Aries is great energy for exploring new things, being physical, and starting new projects, but with Mercury standing still all week I would wait until November to really roll out ideas. Moon in Aries can make us headstong, and disagreements can erupt quickly. Avoid “fuck it” kinds of attitudes. We have a beautiful harvest moon rising around 7:30pm Pacific.

Thursday, October 21st: Moon in Taurus conjuncts Uranus which can bring sudden changes to our day. Think about the future and the direction you want your life to go. At 9:20pm, Mars in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn, giving us a situation to work through regarding relationships and ambitions. This is a tough aspect, so avoid risks and ego battles. Instead, attune yourself to nature, food, and the physical delights of Taurus.

Friday, October 22nd: Moon in Taurus goes void-of-course at 1:35pm Pacific for the rest of the day! A Taurus Moon is usually romantic on a Friday (day of Venus), but Venus is currently in her detriment in Scorpio making everyone sensitive and power driven. You can deeply connect with someone special right now, but where it leads is uncertain. Sun enters Scorpio at 9:51pm, officially ushering in Halloween.

Saturday, October 23rd: Moon in Gemini makes one trine with Saturn in Aquarius in the afternoon. Talk your way through any heaviness that arises. It’s a chatty, social day, so get out, have some fun and let your youthful side out to play.

Sunday, October 24th: Moon in Gemini has three aspects with Mercury, Venus and Neptune. The opposition with Venus means we need to reach out and try to understand where other people are coming from. The square to Neptune ignites our imaginations, but also means we can explore our truths through our personal spiritual beliefs.

Week of September 6th: New Moon in Virgo

Illustration of an animal cell created by Australian based illustrator Russell Kightley. It was published by the biology chart website BioCam.

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 16 Virgo
Mercury at 11 Libra
Venus at 26 Libra (in rulership!! Do Venus Magick now)
Mars at 25 Virgo
Jupiter RETROGRADE at 25 Aquarius
Saturn RETROGRADE at 7 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune RETROGRADE at 22 Pisces (rulership)
Pluto RETROGRADE at 24 Capricorn
North Node at 5 Gemini

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We began this week with a New Moon at 14 Virgo, which occurred Monday and continues to unfold today. We are inspired to clean up our lives and get everything in order. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the winged messenger of thought and communication. With the Sun and Mercury so close together, our minds are at their peak, and we can be decisive. The decisions you make now, determine your future path.

Virgo means to discern, analyze, discriminate and assimilate (which is why I posted the picture of the cell). We need to take care of ourselves and each other. Virgo is a sign of health, work, and being of service. We are preparing to enter ‘relationships’ when the Sun goes into Libra on September 22nd. How we enter the world needs to be thought out, planned and disciplined in Virgo.

The floods last week from hurricane Ida were catastrophic for so many people. Last week, the Moon in Cancer was trining Neptune in Pisces, while Neptune opposed Mars. Neptune and Pisces signify water, the collective unconscious, tidal waves, chaos, the ocean, intuition, surrender, and connection with the divine. With Mars opposing, it can turn into a huge, violent storm. It’s overwhelming, and can bring destruction, anger, and violence in it’s wake. I believe the catastrophe of this storm was brought about by climate change, and enhanced planetarily. I hope relief will come with this New Moon.

Monday, September 6th: New Moon in Virgo at 5:52pm Pacific today! Virgo is the High Priestess of Reality. She is an Earth sign ruled by Mercury. The Earth is our physical body. How is your health right now? What can you do to support your health and be stronger? Besides the fabulous New Moon energy, there is a whole slew of major aspects today! Huge shifts are happening:
Mars in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn at exactly 24 degrees. Our energy is boosted.
Venus in Libra trines Jupiter in Aquarius – romantic, artistic, lovely energy.
Sun in Virgo trines Uranus in Taurus – this magnifies the New Moon energy, and brings inspiration, ideas, and revolutionary thinking.
Mars inconjunct Jupiter – could bring health-related crisis

Tuesday, September 7th: Virgo Moon goes void-of-course at 12:24pm, then enters Libra at 8:20pm Pacific. That is a very long void period! Follow already laid plans and avoid taking risks during this time. The New Moon in Virgo energy is still very strong today, especially with all of those major aspects. Our focus is on order and health. Moon conjunct Mars during the void period inspires us to action and ambition.

Wednesday, September 8th: Moon in Libra all day makes a lovely trine with Saturn, and then conjunction with Mercury. Lots of good “airy” energy today if you feel inspired to create some Mercury Magick. A simple thing to do is to light a yellow candle to clear and inspire your mind. This is one of the last Wednesdays to do real Mercury Magick for this year, so make good use of it.

Thursday, September 9th: Moon in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn in the afternoon. There could be a continuation of whatever event happened on Sunday – maybe further conversation or developments. The focus will be on fairness, balance and justice. Try to see the other person’s point of view and be flexible. Agreements will be hard won.

Friday, September 10th: Moon in Scorpio AND Venus into Scorpio at 1:39pm Pacific, which is the sign of her detriment. We are entering a tough few weeks for relationships – as well as for beauty and art-related areas. Let women have the last word while Venus transits Scorpio. Moon square Saturn in the afternoon makes us agree to reality-based ideas.
Remember, with a Scorpio Moon, visit the ocean, or hang out by a pool. This Moon brings out the truth, but also makes people sensitive, so avoid social complications. With the Moon in Scorpio it’s a witchy day. Remember, if a boundary needs to be set, today is the day.

Saturday, September 11th: Moon in Scorpio makes five aspects today, giving us opportunities for deep, emotional growth. Scorpio is the sign of healing, rebirth, transformation and regeneration, so it’s a good placement for the 20 year rememberance of 911. The only challenge comes from the Moon squaring Jupiter in Aquarius, so resist the urge to escape reality or over-indulge in vices.

Sunday, September 12th: Moon in Sagittarius sextiles Saturn in the afternoon, so you can make some progress with challenging work, or getting chores done. Sagittarian moon wants to play around and explore, so carve out time for adventures too!

Week of August 9th: New Moon in Leo

image: Remedios Varo

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 16 Leo (in rulership, very strong)
Mercury at 22 Leo
Venus at 20 Virgo (in detriment. No Venus Magick now)
Mars at 6 Virgo
Jupiter RETROGRADE at 28 Aquarius
Saturn RETROGRADE at 9 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune RETROGRADE at 22 Pisces (rulership)
Pluto RETROGRADE at 25 Capricorn
North Node at 8 Gemini

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We begin this week with a New Moon in Leo, which occured Sunday at 6:50am Pacific, at 16 Leo, and continues to unfold throughout the week. We now begin new projects involving creativity and self expression. Leo is the most powerful of all zodiac signs, because it is the only one ruled by the Sun. Now we get to play around, be childlike, explore beauty, be romantic, goof off, create art and be physical. It symbolizes our souls, and their EXPRESSION, along with a feeling of togetherness.

On the other hand, we have a resurgence of Covid. People are beginning to social distance again, to wear masks and isolate in their homes. This is, once again, Saturn in Aquarius. The multitudes, the population, humanity (Aquarius) – is being LIMITED by Saturn. This stern planet rules restrictions, responsibilities, maturity and reality. It is the opposite of the Leo Sun, so our leonine frolicking might be limited. This became pronounced with the exact opposition between the Sun in Leo and Saturn in Aquarius that occured last week.

The Sun and Saturn opposition is also forming squares to Uranus in TAURUS. Uranus here causes us to reevaluate our resources, self reliance, our money, where we live, our survival… the simple basics of life. We are being asked to approach these things in a new way. Uranus is the planet of liberation, rebellion, UFO’s, computer nerds, science, numbers, space and astrology. Taurus is the EARTH in every way, and here we have wild, eccentric Uranus sweeping through and changing the rules. It’s a big shift, and it will be there five more years!

Monday, August 9th: Moon in Virgo all day, but the massive effect of yesterday’s New Moon at 16 Leo is still in effect. Chiron in Aries is closely trine to the New Moon in Leo, and can bring soul healing. Also today Venus opposition Neptune is exact. Artists, musicians and writers can make good headway on their projects. Imagination and inspiration are easily accessed, but avoid the urge for intoxication and escapism.

Tuesday, August 10th: Virgo Moon brings order, health and discipline; watch out for self criticism or doubt. Mercury opposite Jupiter at 6:20pm can bring arrogance and misunderstandings, so save important conversations for tomorrow. Also, Mars in Virgo squares the Moon’s nodes (past and future), which brings healing opportunities from the past, so we can move forward. This healing aspect will be going on for the next week or so.

Wednesday, August 11th: Moon and Venus in Virgo, BOTH trine Pluto today! This is major, cathartic shifts in the areas of feelings and relationships. Watch for “do or die” situations, and remember there is more to the picture. You are not trapped or stuck. Try not to freak yourself out. Huge healing and transformation is also available with these aspects – especially involving health, work, art, romance or ambitions. Go with the flow and write down your epiphanies.

Also, Mercury enters Virgo, it’s exaltation!!! Yay!! Our minds will be operating at peak efficiency for the next month. Wonderful for making plans, writing, finishing projects, organizing, and getting your life together!

Thursday, August 12th: Moon in Libra trines Saturn in the morning, giving this day a serious vibe. The focus will be on fairness, balance and justice. Try to see the other person’s point of view and be flexible. Agreements will be hard won.

Friday, August 13th: Moon in Libra, into Scorpio at 5pm Pacific. Mars semi-sextile to Saturn will make us roll up our sleeves and get to work. We will be driven today, and can make solid progress where we focus our attention. With Mars, Venus and Mercury in Virgo, it’s not a great date night. We’re laser focused on health right now, so embrace it. Practice patience.

Saturday, August 14th: Moon in Scorpio makes four aspects today, giving us many opportunities for a new adventure. Venus and Jupiter are in a tussle (inconjunct) in the morning, so the desire for indulgences will be strong, just keep an eye on yourself and your inclinations. Don’t take risks today.

Sunday, August 15th: Moon in Scorpio makes five different aspects today, and moves into Sagittarius at 8:12pm Pacific. Visit the ocean, or hang out by a pool. The Scorpio Moon brings out the truth, but also makes people sensitive, so avoid social complications. With the Moon in Scorpio it’s a witchy day. Remember, if a boundary needs to be set, today is the day.

Week of July 12th

image: Ken Christison

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 19 Cancer (home, roots, family)
Mercury at 0 Cancer (weak)
Venus at 18 Leo
Mars at 18 Leo (strong)
Jupiter RETROGRADE at 1 Pisces
Saturn RETROGRADE at 11 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune RETROGRADE at 23 Pisces
Pluto RETROGRADE at 25 Capricorn
North Node at 10 Gemini

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It’s about personal truths and realities right now. This week the Moon is waxing (growing bigger) as the Sun moves towards the last degrees of Cancer. We had a New Moon in Cancer last Friday, which is the Moon’s natural home, and one of the most personal signs of the zodiac. Cancer symbolizes our deep, emotional, inner worlds – the parts we don’t let everyone see – along with our homes and security. The focus is on our personal circumstances, emotional needs and embracing our true feelings. The sign of Cancer is created from the primordial waters that gestate and nurture new life, and healing the inner child is paramount.

The New Moon last Friday is really powerful BECAUSE it’s so personal. This is our roots, where we come from, our relationships with our mothers, our genes, DNA, psychological traumas, etc. It’s our annual chance to start anew with healing ourselves and refreshing the foundation of our lives BASED on this self healing. When we do this healing, we’re able to let more love and friendship into our lives. More reality. We become happier and deeply fulfilled. It’s a really big deal. Also, look at where you’ve taken on the attitudes and opinions of people around you – sometimes without being aware of where the feelings are coming from.

Mars and Venus are in exact conjunction this week at 20 Leo. Although it’s exact on Tuesday, it’s continuing for the whole month of July. This symbolizes heart-centered harmony between the sexes, since both of these planets are fairly happy in Leo. Here is the sabian symbol for 20° Leo:

The Zuni indians perform a ritual to the Sun ~ Man returning to nature and glorifying in the Sun, after the long crisis of civilized living in artificial cities. The dried up intellectual returns to nature. After having ruthlessly destroyed the native indigenous peoples, we come to them as examples of peaceful and harmonious group living.”
This is a return to the glorification of NATURAL ENERGIES! And we are celebrating. We are consciously linking ourselves to the source of all life here on Earth.

And we still have the “Big One” of 2021 – Saturn in Aquarius square to Uranus in Taurus. It’s major, disruptive, and if you have ANYTHING near 12 Aquarius, Taurus, Leo or Scorpio, it’s getting a major face lift this year. There are three exact squares between these two in 2021, and each one of them signifies the struggle between the “old guard”, and a new way of doing things. A new world is in the process of being born. This year is a turning point for society’s culture clock. The radical, young, tech oriented, diverse and progressive elements in our society are becoming our new leaders. Anyone holding onto outdated ways of doing things is in for a BIG shake up.

Monday, July 12th: Moon void-of-course in Leo ALL DAY!! Do what you gotta do, but avoid signing anything or taking risks. Follow plans you’ve already agreed to during this incredibly long void period. The good news is there are lovely aspects today – the biggest being Mercury trine Jupiter. Mercury went into Cancer yesterday, and immediately trined Jupiter in Pisces, which greatly expands our imaginations and creativity. It will be in play for the next few days. Writers and creative people can access divine inspiration this week.

Tuesday, July 13th: Virgo Moon brings order, health and discipline; watch out for self criticism or self doubt. The Moon makes a lovely sextile to Mercury in the pre-dawn hours, uniting our minds and emotions. At 6:33am Pacific, Mars and Venus make a powerful conjunction at 18 Leo, uniting hearts, ambitions and lovers! The yin and the yang, masculine and feminine, coming together and uniting.

Wednesday, July 14th: Moon in Virgo trines Uranus, and opposes Neptune. Watch for surprises or sudden events – especially involving health, work or possessions. Be open to trying new approaches to health or work related issues.

Thursday, July 15th: Moon in Libra trines Pluto and squares Mercury later on, but the most powerful energy occurs in the middle of the night when the Sun trines Neptune. This is another window to the divine, giving us an easy connection. Send up some prayers to your Higher Power to help clarify and clear your forward path.

Friday, July 16th: Moon in Libra, and Venus semi-sextile to Neptune in the middle of the night. There will be messages in your dreams. This is the perfect date night, and with Venus in Leo, it’s a great opportunity to see top performances. Art, women, creativity, parties, love – all are enhanced today.

Saturday, July 17th: Moon in Libra, then into Scorpio at 11:38am Pacific. The Moon makes five different aspects before dawn, then a trine with Jupiter at 1:23pm Pacific! It’s a busy day, there will be lots of news and socializing. Then around 3:45pm Pacific, we have the powerful Sun opposing Pluto. This happens once a year, and will be with us for the next few days. Our ambitions will be tested and reevaluated to see if they can stand the stresses of our world.

Sunday, July 18th: Moon in Scorpio! Visit the ocean, or hang out by a pool. The Scorpio Moon brings out the truth, but also makes people sensitive, so avoid social complications. With the Moon in Scorpio it’s a witchy day. Remember, if a boundary needs to be set, today is the day.

Week of July 5th: New Moon in Cancer

sperm whales napping*

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 14 Cancer
Mercury DIRECT at 22 Gemini (rulership, very strong)
Venus at 9 Leo
Mars at 15 Leo (strong)
Jupiter RETROGRADE at 1 Pisces
Saturn RETROGRADE at 12 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune RETROGRADE at 23 Pisces
Pluto RETROGRADE at 25 Capricorn
North Node at 10 Gemini

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We begin this week with a balsamic, fallow Moon, building towards a New Moon at 18 Cancer on Friday. The eclipses are behind us, and it’s interesting to notice where our lives and attitudes have changed over the last month. Leading up to this New Moon on Friday, we have an opportunity to release things that don’t fit into our new, emotional way of being (i.e. Sun in Cancer).

We just came through some volatile aspects last weekend. There was a fixed T-square: Mars in Leo and Saturn in Aquarius opposing each other, and Uranus in Taurus in the middle squaring both. It brought anger, struggles with authority, ego deflation, sudden surprises and urgent need for change. These influences will be with us for several more days. If we’ve been stuck in power struggles with someone, it is plainly obvious this week.

You can use this energy by giving positive attention to sexuality and ambition. Uranus, forming the square, wants you to focus on the future. How can you make your path easier? Where can you integrate new technology into your life to better support and grow your aspirations?

Underneath everything, we have the retrogrades of Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. That’s a lot of backwards motion. Perhaps you feel no progress is being made these days. If you feel stuck, lost in life, that you’ve been backsliding, things aren’t moving fast enough, or just irrational fears, it could all be exacerbated by these retrogrades. Saturn and Pluto can bring up helplessness, karma, issues with time, sacrifice and depletion; but their retrogrades bring long term stability. You just have to stay in the present and go with the flow.

Monday, July 5th: Moon void-of-course in Taurus at 10am Pacific, then into Gemini at 6:24pm. It’s an unstable way to start the week. Anything can come up during a void moon, and this is a longish one. Focus on matters at hand. Sun sextile Uranus is exact and brings yearning for freedom, independence and new perspective. Let yourself be wild and free. Moon square Jupiter in the evening could bring some tensions between our mind and spirit.

Tuesday, July 6th: Moon in Gemini trines Saturn today, bringing a serious tone to communications. Mercury squares Neptune in the middle of the night, so try and remember your dreams. When we wake up, this square brings confusion to decisions and communications, so be patient, ask questions, listen, and be know everyone else is in the same boat. Capturing your imagination in your work may produce wonderful results.
Also Tuesday, Venus opposition Saturn occurs at 7:36pm Pacific, and can bring a chill to relationships, or a need for personal time. Learn more about your craft; study and practice can bring beautiful results. Perhaps a mentor might teach you something wonderful. But it’s easy to give in to pessimism with this aspect, and miss the potential. Some may feel lonely or dubious about relationships, but it’s wise to avoid big decisions until the weather is more favorable.

Wednesday, July 7th: Moon in Gemini sextiles Mars and squares Neptune in the evening, bringing up echoes from yesterday. The Moon conjuncts the North Node today, so watch for flashes of the future. The Moon is in it’s balsamic phase, preparing for the New Moon coming Friday… Venus trine Chiron today brings lovely opportunities for healing to relationships, or healing through women and art.

Thursday, July 8th: Moon in Cancer makes a whole slew of aspects. Planetary energies are unified in a supportive way for tomorrow’s New Moon. Venus square Uranus is exact today, meaning sudden, unexpected events can impact relationships. It can be a positive or negative influence, just whatever is needed for growth. After so much restriction the urge for adventure, luxury, exciting pleasures, can be strong.

Friday, July 9th: New Moon in Cancer at 6:17pm Pacific. The tarot card for today is the Ace of Cups; we are emotionally reborn. Visit a pool, lake, river, or ocean. The imagination can be stronger than usual with this new moon. Creativity is heightened, and artists and musicians have breakthroughs. Time to start new projects! With the sensitive Cancer Moon, choose your words wisely. Moon in Cancer tends to emphasize home life and family, so enjoy those who move with you through life, including your pets. Also, this is a great date night, just don’t overshare.

Saturday, July 10th: Moon is void-of-course in Cancer all day, until entering Leo at 5:21pm. Walk carefully around people’s feelings. A void Moon in Cancer can be emotionally tricky, so practice restraint. This is a day of healing, rest, reflection and food. Also today, Venus squares Chiron in Aries, which can give creative people firey inspiration.

Sunday, July 11th: Moon in Leo opposes Saturn and squares Uranus, so we are emotionally integrating the events of last week. Also, Mercury enters uncertain, insecure and emotional Cancer for the next three weeks, bringing the need for understanding and meaning to our conversations. The Messenger doesn’t like being bogged down in emotions, so use Mercury in Cancer to access the power of imagination.

*When sperm whales need a nap, they take a deep breath, dive down about 45 feet and arrange themselves into perfectly-level, vertical patterns. They sleep sound and still for up to two hours at a time between breaths, in pods of 5 or 6 whales, presumably for protection. No one knew whales slept vertically until a 2008 study documented the behavior. And no one captured really good photography of it in the wild until 2017. French photographer Stephane Granzotto was documenting sperm whales in the Mediterranean for his book on the creatures when he came across these sleeping whales.

Week of June 14th

by Arthur Rackha

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 24 Gemini
Mercury RETROGRADE at 18 Gemini
Venus at 13 Cancer (home, roots, family)
Mars at 0 Leo (finally!! A strong position)
Jupiter at 2 Pisces (strong)
Saturn RETROGRADE at 13 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune at 23 Pisces (rulership, strong)
Pluto RETROGRADE at 26 Capricorn
North Node at 10 Gemini

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Here comes official Summer! Next Sunday, June 20th, the Sun enters Cancer heralding the Summer Solstice. This day is the maximum influence of the Sun, the longest day of the year, and the high point of Light for all of 2021. After this event, the days grow shorter and we move towards Fall.

This week the Moon is waxing (growing bigger) each day and the Sun moves through the last degrees of Gemini. We had a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini last Thursday, which brought up our need to organize our thoughts, talk, write, play, socialize and travel. In the last half of June, the focus turns to our homes, personal circumstances, emotional needs and family vacations.

The big aspect this week is tomorrow – Saturn in Aquarius square to Uranus in Taurus. This is a major, disruptive aspect, both for society at large AND for our personal lives. It’s unpredictable, and often brings revolution. It’s the second exact square of three in 2021, and signifies the struggle between the “old guard”, and a new way of doing things. Like it or not, outdated institutions and methods are being released into the past, and a new world is in the process of being born. This year is a turning point for society’s culture clock. The radical, young, tech oriented, diverse and progressive elements in our society are becoming our new leaders. Anyone holding onto outdated ways of doing things is in for a BIG shake up.

Jupiter (optimism, luck, wealth) hangs over this week. The planet of Luck is stopped in the sky and turns retrograde next Sunday the 23rd. Throwing caution to the winds, and following every fancy and overindulgence can look particularly tempting right now. I say, if you want to go for it. It will effect each of us differently, depending on where Jupiter is sitting in your specific chart. If you want a short reading on it, you can book me here. Jupiter expands everything it touches, an brings up themes of faith, travel, education, and foreign lands. Instead of overindulgence, let your inspirations guide you.

Monday, June 14th: Moon in Leo, and Saturn square Uranus. Moon in Leo makes us expressive, playful and creative, but the square between Saturn and Uranus is a big, tense event, and it will last for a couple of weeks. 2021 turns the page and ushers in a new world. In your personal life, what old ways are you releasing, and who are you becoming in this new paradigm?

Tuesday, June 15th: Moon in Leo, going void around 10:30am, then into Virgo at 8:00pm Pacific. During the long void period, follow plans that have already been agreed upon. Virgo Moon brings the focus to order, health and discipline. Remember, moderation is the key! Watch out for self criticism or self doubt, and just do what you can within reason.

Wednesday, June 16th: Moon in Virgo opposes Jupiter and trines Uranus. Watch for surprises in the evening! The opposition with Jupiter means there’s some emotional stuff to figure out before you’re ready to move forward with a project or person. In general, there’s no need to force your views about what’s right or how to behave. Be gentle with yourself, your body, and others.

Thursday, June 17th: Moon in Virgo makes five different aspects today, so it’s about riding the waves. I focus on creativity during these times, regrouping and self nurturing. Square to Mercury, opposition to Neptune and trine to Pluto means to practice being in the present moment, and saying what you really mean.

Friday, June 18th: Moon in Libra on a Friday? Talk about the perfect date night, this is it! If you’re vaccinated, go out and mix with like-minded people. Art, women, creativity, parties, love – all are enhanced today. I think Venus in Cancer is suitable for planetary magick too, so engage in Venus rituals today.

Saturday, June 19th: Moon in Libra makes another flurry of aspects; trines Saturn and Mercury and squares Venus. The focus on balance continues, but tension between the Moon and Venus can dampen the sexy mood. This square between our emotions and relationships can bring insecurity, and an inability to sort out the truth. Just wait until things become more clear. Try not to create stories in your head about your relationships, instead rely on facts.

Sunday, June 20th: Moon in Scorpio, Jupiter retrograde (8:06am) and Sun into Cancer at 8:32pm Pacific. SUMMER SOLSTICE. With the Moon in Scorpio it’s a witchy day. Celebrate the solstice with friends and loved ones, and nourish deep connections. If a boundary needs to be set, today is the day. Moon has some lovely trines with the Sun and Jupiter today. HAVE FUN!!!

Eliphas Levi’s Seven Planetary Qualities

Photo by breath-art

Eliphas Levi, the occult author of the mid-1800’s, published many seminal works that became the cornerstones of early western mysticism. He illuminates the ancient roots of magical thought and tradition in a myriad of ways, but what I stumbled upon today is his presentation of the qualities of the seven traditional planets.

I refer to these attributes constantly in my work as an astrologer and Qabalistic jeweler. My usual source is Aleister Crowley’s 777, but Levi’s comments on the planets predate Crowley’s by many decades, and I want to share them here with you. What I found most exciting, is that each of the seven sins and seven virtues are related to a planet!! Here’s the seven traditional planets list from Eliphas Levi’s book, Transcendental Magick:

The Sun

  • virtue: faith, confidence, self reliance
  • vice: pride
  • Angel of Light, Michael
  • human life stage: infancy
  • bird: the swan
  • fish: the seal
  • mammals: the lion
  • stones: garnet
  • metal: gold
  • Qabalistic sign: serpent with the head of a lion

The Moon

  • virtue: hope
  • vice: avarice or greed
  • Angel of Aspirations or dreams, Gabriel
  • human life stage: childhood
  • bird: the owl
  • fish: the catfish
  • mammals: the cat
  • stones: crystal
  • metal: silver
  • Qabalistic images:

Mercury

  • virtue: prudence
  • vice: idleness
  • Angel of Progress, Raphael
  • human life stage:
  • bird: the stork
  • fish: the chub
  • mammals: the monkey
  • stones: agate
  • metal: fixed mercury
  • Qabalistic image:

Mars

  • virtue: strength
  • vice: wrath
  • Angel of Destruction, Samael
  • human life stage: youth
  • bird: the vulture
  • fish: the pike
  • mammals: the wolf
  • stones: diamond
  • metal: iron
  • Qabalistic image:

Venus

  • virtue: charity
  • vice: luxury
  • Angel of Loves, Anael
  • human life stage: youth
  • bird: the dove
  • fish: the mullet
  • mammals: the he-goat
  • stones: emerald
  • metal: copper
  • Qabalistic image:

Jupiter

  • virtue: justice
  • vice: envy
  • Angel of Power, Zachariel
  • human life stage: ripe age
  • bird: the eagle
  • fish: the dolphin
  • mammals: the stag
  • stones: sapphire
  • metal: pewter
  • Qabalistic image:

Saturn

  • virtue: temperance
  • vice: gluttony
  • Angel of the Wilderness, Orifiel
  • human life stage: old age
  • bird: the pewit
  • fish: sepia or cuttle-fish
  • mammals: the mole
  • stones: onyx
  • metal: lead
  • Qabalistic image: