Every month, the Full Moon period lasts roughly five days: 2½ days on either side of exactitude. This month, that exquisite moment of culmination — when the Moon opposes the Sun to the minute of arc — occurs right out of the gate: on Feb. 3rd (3:10 pm PST), just after our calendars have turned over their pages.
Consider the oddity of beginning the calendar month with the lunar cycle not at its beginning, but maxing out (although it happens all the time).… click here to continue reading.
2015 begins robustly, with the Sun setting off the Uranus-Pluto square. Like a midwife awakened in the dead of night, we’re being called to urgent consciousness.
This is our signal of what kind of year it will be.
Those sensitive to planetary movements are probably still reeling from the sea change that took place a couple of weeks ago.… click here to continue reading.
The Uranus-Pluto square is exact to the minute of arc on December 14th and 15th,(1) and the whole month reverberates with this clash of planetary titans. What’s more, on the solstice itself (Dec 21st), Uranus makes a direct station. It’s a cosmic acupuncture needle to jolt the global body to attention.… click here to continue reading.
November offers up a potent series of transits, the most dramatic being the conjunction of Mars (male principle) and Pluto (transformation). For the world in general and for each of us in particular, issues that have been building will reach a crisis point. What has been festering beneath the surface now leaps into form.
The Cross comes alive
Mars transits are a crash course in the law of manifestation: the mass mood becomes overt, exploding into the headlines.… click here to continue reading.
In the early part of this month, the Sun (10/3-7) and then Venus (10/8-11) set off the Uranus-Pluto square. For a good week and a half, we get to assess how we’ve been handling the definitive transit of our era.(1)
Since 2008, whenever the square has been provoked into action, there’s been an explosion, either internal or external. This is the pattern. How should we use this information?… click here to continue reading.
In last month’s Skywatch we looked at an intriguing transit scenario: What happens when a personal planet mixes it up with a transpersonal planet?
Two of August’s transits were warm-ups for September’s. One was with Uranus (interruptions of normal function) and one with Neptune (confusion of normal function). This month’s is with Pluto (breakdown of normal function).
On Sept 9th, Mercury will make a square to Pluto, the most demanding planet in the pantheon.… click here to continue reading.
August opens with a Venus-Uranus square, setting the tone for the month.(1)
In the sign Cancer, Venus’ preferences lean towards the safe and familiar: cosy settings, cats on laps, dinner at your aunt’s house. Through August 13th (when Venus goes into Leo), family issues are in the forefront.
But don’t get comfortable. Uranus is waiting to pounce.
Venus in Cancer loves to make connection, but Uranus wants only to break away.… click here to continue reading.
On the first weekend in June, Mercury retrograde (June 7th) inaugurates a three-week review of all things Mercurial. We’ll be reconsidering the ways we get around (driving, walking, running, riding the subway) as well as the ways we read, speak, listen, and figure things out.1
Mars and the Cross
A week after the station, Mars re-ignites the Uranus-Pluto square, unleashing the power of deep and fractious change. On the 13th-14th Mars squares Pluto exactly, and on June 24th-25th, opposes Uranus exactly.… click here to continue reading.
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn has been making sure we realize when and where we’re off-base.… click here to continue reading.