For a good week and a half in early October, we get to ask ourselves the Big Questions of the Uranus-Pluto square. Have we been flexible enough to change completely, when the moment tells us it’s time? …
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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
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 has been making sure we realize when and where we’re off-base.… click here to continue reading.
Often the young traveler is a younger sibling, with two arrogant elder siblings who travel the path before him.… click here to continue reading.
Mars makes a retrograde station on the New Moon, the first day of March.2 A few days later, Jupiter goes direct. This puts both of these planets on track to set off the cardinal cross.
This is by far the biggest transit of 2014.… click here to continue reading.
The Goddess gives us these brief periods of apparent backwards planetary movement three or four times a year, to review logistical decisions and other mental contents. What a good idea this is, when you think about it.
It’s our chance to look twice at those elusive wisps of mental energy that otherwise flit on by without a second glance: our thoughts.… click here to continue reading.
On New Year’s Day there’s a New Moon in the wee small hours of morning. The year is announcing itself like the blast from a trumpet. No one can say we haven’t been warned: the meaning of 2014 is being declared straight out of the gate.
It’s about exposing our cherished dysfunctions.
The week before the 2014 kicks in, Mars and Jupiter have added their cardinal heft to the Uranus-Pluto square , cranking up the sense of crisis we associate with a grand cross.… click here to continue reading.
Astrologers have been buzzing about the tip of the tail of this calendar year. It will feature the Cardinal Cross lit up in all its glory, with Mars poised to light the fuse. Between Christmas and New Year’s, all four Cardinal signs will square each other down in a full-on Grand Cross.1
But the month doesn’t start out that way.
On an energy level the month begins on Monday the 2nd, with the New Moon at eleven degrees Sagittarius.… click here to continue reading.