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I hope you survived or made the best of the Mercury Rx in Cancer, which heralded much mayhem related to water, electrical, and timing troubles. For example, the media was in a frenzy regarding the birth date of the royal baby with the changed due changes. The question everyone wanted to know was: When will Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton), break her water (Cancer is connected to water and babies)?
Mercury is now direct, and although there may be some cleaning up to do and residual snafus — we are in the clear until Mercury Rx in Scorpio arrives on October 21, with its shadow period starting on October 1. Stay tuned to future editions on what will likely happen during this retrograde.
A shout out to Leos! Happy Birthday!
Leo season has officially arrived (July 22 to August 22). Leo is the time of year where we’re enjoying the last days of the extra warm Sun — we play, create, BBQ, get together with friends and loved ones outside, and follow through or finalize the summer plans we came up with earlier in the year.
Venus enters Virgo (July 22 to Aug 16). Venus (the planet of love, beauty, femininity, artistry, and partnership) combines with Virgo (the planet of purity, service, analysis, natural health, and daily work).
Between July 30 and August 3, you may notice an increase in weddings, romances, and marriage proposals. That’s because this Venus Virgo is sextile (opportunity, activity) to the Moon’s Node (destiny, future) and trine Mars (the planet of action, speed, assertion, masculinity, and sexuality).
During this time, as Mars trines the Moon’s Node, we will collectively be rethinking what we do for a living, perhaps job hunting or interviewing, changing work friends, getting our homes ready for the fall, and planning for upcoming educational pursuits. Do be careful — especially when you’re working around the home — as Mars squares Uranus. Squares indicate obstacles and frustrations. Uranus is the planet of surprises, sudden upsets, and doing it your own way. However, if there are any upsets — they are likely to be remedied just as quickly due to Mars trining (harmony, everything is alright), Chiron (wounds).
As we wrap up this edition of the East Yorker, Jupiter will Oppose Pluto (August 3 to 12th). All that love in the air, weighs in. Do pay attention to your daily habits, including your health and well-being, along with the tasks you choose to do. What seems like a good thing at the time, later shows itself to have had a powerfully negative effect. Control or limit your urges.
Uranus Square Pluto: Autonomy vs Responsibility, Rebellion vs. Structure, Individual vs. Society
I’ve met a lot of people in my life who want to do whatever the hell they want to do, but don’t want to suffer the consequences of bad results, or take responsibility for their desires.
Some (if not all) of these same people seem to also think that they are responsible. I think they mean: Responsible to themselves! Not to those they affect, and they DO affect others. They’re not on an island.
And that’s why society has rules. It has rules for people who have a tendency to think about themselves only. And don’t you feel a little safer because of that enforced civility? Because if we didn’t have it, what would your world look like? And how would you be affected?
In the past, it became normal for me to just be responsible for other people’s actions (because they wouldn’t) so in every job I took on, I ended up being promoted to positions of authority (management and supervision) because of it.
But for the last three to four years, I’ve been seriously rebelling against this. I’m confronting people, and telling them that if they want to do what they want to do — they’ll need to be responsible for its outcome — not me. So yes, you can do what you want to do, but don’t expect me or anyone else (for that matter) to handle the fall-out, should it occur.
As a Capricorn rising, with the planet Saturn in Taurus rising first — I can not understand the behavior of, “I’ll do whatever I damn well please, and take no responsibility for it either” very well.
How does this work? How do you get to do whatever you want, and yet suffer no consequence or refuse to take responsibility yet get the green light? Are you on an island affecting no one else? How is it that any person of authority and responsibility would let the other do whatever they want?
I imagine there are elements of anarchy and discordia (Eris) at play. By the way, my Eris & Chiron in Aries is in my 3rd house, with Aries on the third house cusp.
But I just wonder how an entire society could work with wild humans, on a regular basis. Are there special people, who don’t have to play by the rules? I believe my queries are connected to the Uranus Aries square Pluto Capricorn celestial event we’re experiencing and somehow at a microcosmic level — I’ve found myself being a large part of it.
I’m wondering if harmony and understanding, between rebellion and structure — can occur.
I’m finding for many of the world’s people, the sentence — Pluto Cap Sq. Uranus Aries — is reading as: Growing pains and tension created, through initiating rebellion, that destroy structures to overthrow authority and governing bodies.
But what if it could also read as:
Overcoming obstacles to radically change social rules, that will provide greater autonomy and freedom for everyONE.
And is there a way to TRINE this sucker? What can we learn from this transit? What are we to learn from this transit? How can we get our needs met, while meeting the needs of others? Both as society, and as an individual?
Aries: You will meet your match very soon while enjoying fun in the sun. Widening your relationships and connections become a hot priority for you.
Taurus: Contemplating new enterprises and adventures troubles you some. Don’t give up what you already have. Expansion, rather than contraction is likely.
Gemini: Your mind has been on the go — racing with thoughts. After a lot of mental tension, and growth, you’ll receive a much needed rest from your brain; however, you’ll keep moving social butterfly.
Cancer: On June 22, the Sun enters the sign of Cancer. Happy Birthday! Mercury is also retrograde in your sign on the 26th, so this means you’ll take time out to re-evaluate where and whom to offer your support. Charitable and volunteer service is a possibility as it builds your passion for community. Also, enjoy Jupiter coming into your sign on the 30th. There might be new family or old family coming back. Your home, and family expands.
Leo: Your artistic and love opportunities are beginning to bloom. You’re being shown the light, out of the dark. Reach towards it, and gain much needed additional resources.
Virgo: A position of authority is offered to you. You might take just because you were asked to do it; however, you would rather work behind the scenes unnoticed. This isn’t quite your time to shine yet.
Libra: Many want your attention, and you’re attempting to fend off questions about your next move. Instead of allowing others to overwhelm your energy, tell people they’re going to have to wait for your answer.
Scorpio: You’re faced with a choice of what you know, and something new – what’s the sweeter deal? A destined teacher of sorts comes into your life – welcome them in.
Sagittarius: Expanding your horizons and being on the move, is what would make you feel most comfortable right now but there is a feeling of being stuck and powerless – without a voice to move forward.
Capricorn: Pack your bags for an unknown adventure. Don’t think too much about it, just get out there and bust a move.
Aquarius: This is a great time to help your fellow man out by doing some social activism, a fundraiser, or physical activity. Meeting with friends offers refreshing new ideas.
Pisces: Seek or offer comfort from or to a broken soul, due to spiritual or financial loss. The next little while will tax your emotional reserves. Keep your calm and balance when the world spins around you.
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3 of Cups Tarot Card, Mercury in Cancer.
On June 26th ,2013 — Mercury (the planet of trade, communication, siblings, short distance travel, the nervous system, and basic education), will go retrograde (Rx) in the sign of Cancer (home, domestic issues, mother, care-taking, food, emotional sensitivity, and moods). This means that the planet appears to travel backwards in the sky, and won’t operate like it usually does.
More sensitive folks will feel the effects starting from June 10th. The official end date of the retrograde is July 20th , but it can be felt until August 3.
This retrograde may have an extra effect on you or those that affect you, if any planets are in the signs of Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces.
And if you were born with your Mercury, retrograde — you may avoid all the challenging aspects of this celestial event.
When you think about how this cosmic event affects you, add “re” to every action you consider taking: reflect, rejuvenate, reignite, renew, recycle, repeat, redo, resolve, research, review, etc.
With the Rx (℞), you may also want to reconsider any prescriptions for physical, spiritual, financial, or mental health.
You’ll also hop on the mental time machine — taking a trip back to get things finished up or sorted out, that were left behind as it relates to Cancerian themes.
Mechanical and electrical things can break down, can have power fluctuations, work slowly, or be delayed — travel, trade, and communication devices included. Mail, credit and debit cards, and payments can also be problematic – especially family related ones.
Anything not previously fixed or resolved before, or was on its way out, will likely be on its last legs during the retrograde.
Getting things fixed, backing up data, and resolving outstanding problems that Mercury governs and is related to Cancerian themes — is a positive, successful, and productive approach to this celestial happening.
If you’re signing contracts, buying machines or electronics — do your research, and read the fine print three times! Better yet, have someone else go triple check it for you.
Restarting of old relationships and connections may occur during a retrograde; however, avoid starting a new relationship or connection. Frankly, it’s not the best time to get married, unless it’s a re-marriage. Expect things to start late, or be delayed along with emotional highs and lows.
And if you break up during a retrograde, there’s a good chance you’ll get back together again (maybe during the next retrograde), or sort things out more clearly once it’s over.
If you have siblings, they may be hard to reach or misunderstandings could abound. However, it’s also a time where you’re likely to rehash old stories, or issues and might get somewhere with it this time around.
More things to do, or not to during this retrograde:
Get and send payments before the 26th of June. If your computer, telephone, or other communication devices haven’t been in good working order, take care of them. Back up household data. Re-consider or review your household lease, and insurance policies. If any vehicle or moving mechanical device (bike, car, lawn mower, etc) hasn’t been working well, fix it. Send out mail, and packages so they’re received by June 24th, or the recipient may receive it late. If that’s not possible, and budget allows — use tracking devices, insurance, and/or faster delivery methods during a retrograde. It’s not a good time to bring up new topics, but it’s a good time to revisit old topics – especially with family. Be careful not to send out messages to the wrong people. Reflect on your connection with family, and possibly reach out to someone you haven’t connected with in awhile. Nurture, and provide comfort to neglected loved ones. If your head doesn’t seem clear (to make decisions, or share an important bit of news), wait until it is clear. Avoid buying new electrical, mechanical or communication equipment. Same goes for bringing in new family members, including pets, or hiring people. Go over any work, especially home related, that hasn’t been completed yet (ie renovations, spring cleaning, etc.). Avoid starting a new training course, or anything that does with teaching new material — start this before the retrograde begins. Give yourself extra time to get things done, and get to places. Devise plan B’s.
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Mercury Cancer Rx Personal & Other Events
I have no planets or celestial objects in Cancer. Cancer on the DC.
July 22, 2013 The royal baby is born. There was much mayhem around incorrect or faulty due dates. The baby finally snuck in, just shy of the Sun entering Leo. He’s a Cancer!
July 21, 2013 Went to get my phone replaced, and the store’s computer system was down. I’ll wait until Wednesday, day of Mercury to try again.
July 20, 2013 Mercury goes direct.
Between July 10th and 20th: Front door alarm not working.
July 10, 2013 Fixed kitchen sink that was clogged, and began clogging around the time of the Rx.
July 9, 2013 Drivers seem to be coming out of nowhere. Cycling feels a little more dangerous then usual.
July 8, 2013 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/07/08/toronto-weather-heavy-rain.html
Cancer stellium (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter) Cycled in torrential rain pour. Did it ever cry rain! Rain jacket did not protect my cell phone, as it won’t turn on now due to water getting inside. Hopefully it will resurrect with a new battery or something. Resurrected my old cell phone, as a temporary replacement. Almost skidded out on my bike, with the deep amount of water. My rain gear is NOT enough, for these rains. Did not get them last year! It’s like rain on fibroids! Had a very long nap.
Also, water was out a doctor’s office and computer systems were not working at a hospital on this day (before the rainfall).
Update: Cell phone did not survive. Ordered a new one AFTER the Rx being over, and ordered a waterproof case as we face a water sign (Scorpio) Rx again in October/November.
Early July, 2013Renewing and going over rules of conduct, and what a group is about with its TRIBE.
June 28, 2013
Got a message from ebay saying, “Due to severe weather in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, buyers and sellers may have limited ability to communicate and some deliveries may be delayed. Please consider this when leaving feedback.” Decided to Google it, because I had a suspicious they said it before and sure enough it was said during the Mercury Rx Sag shadow of end of October / November 2012 (1:46 am 30 Oct, 2012 EDT ).
June 24-25, 2013
Fast food joint, where I went to pick up a coffee, had all their systems down so couldn’t buy a coffee.
Then the next fast food joint had the manager doing the cash, cooking, and dressing of food because his staff members had not started their shifts yet — probably got extra business from the other fast food join that had their systems down!!
Just found out that it was announced a couple of days ago that Twinkie is COMING BACK on July 15th. How more Mercury Cancer Rx can we get? Twinkies are coming back after going bankrupt during a Sag Merc Rx.
I mentioned that relationships that break-up during an Rx, may get back together by the next Rx but I didn’t think that that could also apply to anything that breaks up — can come back!
June 22, 2013
I’m calling people, at home, but keep missing them.
Try to back-up a hard drive, and it won’t allow me to do so because of space issues and passwords I don’t have. LOL… Will ask my tech friend (Mercury), when he stops by my home (Cancer) next week, to figure it out.
All Wii controllers suddenly had no battery juice! Rare for that to happen all at the same time. But hadn’t used them in awhile. But that’s part of an Rx — reusing old technology / equipment.
Having trouble uploading pics from phone to web.
June 21, 2013
I just called Canada Post (Mercury Cancer), and got a Sex line (Adam and Eve). LOL I must have misdialed. Sounds very Venus-Mercury?! Oh wait, it IS. We are currently having an exact 22° Cancer Venus Conjunct Mercury mundane (world) transit. Also, it’s the day of Venus, in the hour of Mercury. I’m loving this Cancer energy.
By the way, I meant to dial 1800 565 4362 and dyslexia got me dialing 1 800 565 4632 – Well, that added a zip to my day!! #astrogasm
Oh, and I called because I wanted to order some stamps online and I got locked out of my account for some weird reason. Apparently Canada Post is having a problem with this that they’re techies are trying to fix! Doh!
Songza must have made a mistake with a request for an ad-free music subscription. I thought it was a little early to be asking for money, or doing that sort of thing and apparently it is. It’s no longer showing up. I wish I did a screen shot of it. It was something like $3 or $4 per month. It’s not that much, but I wonder if a website — focused entirely on music can compete with something like Netflix. So all the music you want to listen to for $4 — would you buy?
Semi-related, I’m not sure why I missed this. But Mercury Cancer Rx is like Moon-Mercury Rx, or Mercury in the 4th house. Songza, for example, is very ‘home oriented’ with its playlist suggestions for: Bedtime, After-work, Cooking with Friends, Entertaining Friends, Cleaning up, Making out, etc. Having said that, it has out of home playlists too (but very much connected to the 3 of Cups tarot card) such as Dance Party, Drinking at a Bar, Girls Night Out, etc.
Mercury is anything communication related including speaking, writing, and can even be music related such as song and jingle writing. The Moon is domestic, related to emotions, feelings, the mother, home, domestic issues, etc..
Went to go pick up the paper with my column in it, at the local cafe, and it wasn’t there!
June 20th (start of the shadow period)
Disaster Relief Expert, Jeff Heyd on Global News Calgary June 2013. Global TV Calgary interviews Jeff Heyd, who provides advice on preserving pictures, heirlooms, books, what items need to be replace and what types of products and cleaning products to use. He recommends not using bleach on porous surfaces.
In terms of professionals, if you aren’t able to get access right away, on your own you should start the drying process and throw out water logged items. He cautions that some surfaces such as concrete, can require professional drying/heating processes to prevent future mold growth.
Abella Arthur has practiced astrology for over 20 years. She is available for private consultations and parties — putting the cosmos into a personal perspective for you and your loved ones. She can be reached on her website.
Covers the period of April 5th to 19th
Spring fever arrives with the stage set for surprise romances, friendships, and extra money in your pocket.
We’re in the thick of an Aries stellium. Aries is the sign of assertiveness, war, winning, initiative, masculine activities, and intense bursts of physical expression. It is the first sign of the zodiac and marks the first day of spring (vernal equinox) which was on March 20th this year. A stellium means there are three or more planets in the same sign, and it creates a specialized concentration of energy as it relates to the themes of that sign.
Right now we have the Sun, Venus, Mars, and Uranus in Aries. And with Jupiter still in Gemini, and connecting to this lust for life Aries stellium — lots of opportunities for unexpected romance, looking your best, movement, and financial well-being are available to you.
Aries is the next best time to assert new year resolutions made back in January. Yes, you have a second chance to make a fresh start or put something totally new on your agenda. And if love, money, and beauty are some of your goals – this is a fabulous time to get a head-start.
Aries: You and your fire sign friend, Leo, are about to be struck by cupid, beauty, and new friendships. Enjoy the heat, and stoke the fire. The scales are tipping to your favor. Taurus: Invest in your finances, and see them grow faster than usual. For those green thumbs, start your gardening or nature projects and plans. Gemini: Your self-esteem and zest for life is about to soar. Take time out to feed your mind, and your mouth with what’s hot at the moment. Cancer: Bring more passion into your home by energizing your desires through spring cleaning. It will ground you. Leo: You and your fire sign friend, Aries, are about to be struck by cupid, beauty, and new friendships. Bask in the light of the fire, and move past love lost. Virgo: Work on your communication, and analysis for all tasks done. It’s time to think about your educational interests again, and possibly a change in job — making more money. Libra: Don’t fight or oppose what’s going on. Let it expand your mind, and let love in. Actually, invite that sparkly someone out to a lively meeting place. Scorpio: Get wrapped up into all that intensity. You’re a little cautious about a younger or less experienced person. Test the water, and don’t give up until you do. If they pass, show your warm side. Sagittarius: You’ll get noticed if you get moving. Show off all your luscious love for living and learning large. What did you know before, and what do you know now? Capricorn: Use all that friction as motivation to do it your own way. Break out of the mold, and entertain others through the music of your soul. Aquarius: You’re in seventh heaven. All is well in your world, and you have more joys than you can handle. Build your love. Pisces: Your mind keeps floating with fast thoughts, but not to worry — you’re moving forward and something will gel soon. Life on solid land can be had.
Jupiter square Chiron, on 27 March (14 Mar. – 5 Apr.)
Pluto sextile Chiron, on 4 April (15 Mar. – 23 Apr.)
Venus conjunction Mars, on 7 April (4 Apr. – 9 Apr.)
Abella Arthur has practiced astrology for over 20 years. She is available for private consultations and parties — putting the cosmos into a personal perspective for you and your loved ones. She can be reached on her website.
Mercury is in Pisces 8° right now.
My Mercury is in Virgo at 8° (it’s in exact partile today). I am/will be experiencing a Mercury Rx Opposite Mercury transit.
And have been feeling / experiencing the effects for about a week now.
The shadow period is from the 9th to 22nd. We’re already in it! Double AND Triple check EVERYTHING.
The Retrograde (Rx) is happening between Feb 23 (19°) to March 17 (5°). And we are hardest hit, March 1 to 10th!
Mercury rules communication (spoken, phone, email, snail mail, written, etc), trade, sales, contracts, siblings, and travel (over short distances).
It’s a time when things traditionally slow down — including sales so pull out all your advertising mojo to make the sale.
This is also a great time to think about your dreams, meditate, do art, and commune with nature and animals.
When the planet Mercury appears to travel backwards, any word with re: in front of it is what we’re likely to experience — reward, renew, refresh, revisit, redo, renegotiate, redress, etc… In some cases, a retrograde is very welcome, and necessary. Similar to when rain and snow helps cleanse the land, and grow food — reigniting life — a retrograde can also cause havoc.
We are also, transit wise, experiencing Mercury Conjunct Chiron (the wounded healer, wounding healer, and where we receive wounds from others). It’s a good time to mind your words and thoughts, and keep them healing and helpful — for and to yourself and others.
I’m taking note too, and although I find myself wanting to give people a piece of my mind — I’m putting a lid on it. Oh, time to meditate.
The shadow phase, on the tail end — starts March 18th, and ends April 6th.
The following music video, Retrograde, was released a couple of days ago — just on the cusp of the Mercury Rx shadow!
Today, the Moon is feeling invasive. My Saturn Taurus has been Opposing it since early this morning. The Void of Course Moon is currently at 28° 38′ 9″ Scorpio at 20:10 UT time — just riding the critical degree of 29° that Mercury was at yesterday. So it’s no surprise that the Moon has been on my mind, and the mind of other astrologers today.
Awhile back, I asked a group of professional astrologers why we were experiencing so many Void of Course Moons. Along with the mention that it was because many of the Moons were in early degrees (this one is in a late degree, soon to change signs), this reply from astrologer Hal Bahr, stood out:
November 7 at 2:01pm The first thing that strikes me is not the VOC moon periods [how many we have been having lately] but rather the acknowledgement that all the planets representing the great gods of change are in early degrees of signs signalling a new era of sorts and pointing to new places and themes we must revolutionize (this has been going on/building up for some time but Saturn finishing up in Libra has been acting as a braking mechanism). There is a greater and greater push to do tangible things that provoke change. All the VOC moon periods speak to me of what can happen when we use that youthful energy (youthful folly – I-Ching) to initiate things without taking the timing into consideration. Many initiatives come to naught if they were not launched with attention to detail, practicality, and timing. On the other hand I find VOC moon periods to be excellent times to dream, vision, and employ non-linear techniques to problem-solving and to going deeply within to discover creative ways of changing ourselves and coming into alignment with the energy of the times., Hal Bahr, of Soul Design
Late degree signs are also about starting something new by putting an end to the old (what’s matured and ripened — has born fruit already), and all with a child-like wonder. The fact the Moon is in Scorpio right now, emphasizes this theory. Scorpio is regenerative and about ends and beginnings. Also, Mars (the planet of initiation) co-rules Scorpio. Coincidence?!
What was my Void of Course Moon day about?
It was about making a decision to start pouring my long winded writing into books, and then taking snippets of those books and putting them into blog posts (either before OR after publication).
Given that my Virgo stellium is in the 8th (the house of Scorpio) and the topics I write about are Scorpio-like, it makes perfect sense that I made an emotionally difficult decision to put an end to something (that needs to end) when Scorpio was void of course in a late degree. And this had been on my mind for awhile too.
It is said not to start anything new during a void of course, and I haven’t. I’m still writing here. I haven’t begun my outlines for the books I intend to write. That will all happen in 2013. No, this was a time to dream up my future, make peace with the past, and when this Moon has begun to wane — I will begin plotting out my future writing strategy (Scorpio style! ;-).
So this late degree VOC Scorpio Moon was Opposed my Saturn, and because of that I was emotionally damp today. But working through this upcoming change in my writing (one I haven’t wanted to do) — will help me finally get ‘serious’ about it.
At the time of publishing this article, the Scorpio Moon is now at: 29° 41′ 59″ 21:53 UT time.
More coincidence? I think not. :D
Viva la Sexual Revolution for us older folks: Saturn is entering Scorpio! It’s going to be a big bang (pardon the pun) for the next 2.5 years. Enjoy the ride! LOL
We are now experiencing Uranus Square Pluto. The last time Uranus and Pluto got together, it was a conjunction. During that time, in the 1960’s, a sexual revolution occurred amongst young people.
With Saturn moving into Scorpio for the next 2.5 years (starts October 5th) along with the North Node that is currently in Scorpio, I believe that older people will have sex like they’ve never had before.
How old is old? 29+
It will be extra noticeable for those going through their Uranus opposition Uranus transit as well as Zoomers experiencing their second Saturn return starting in their late fifties.
Regarding Saturn Scorpio, the specifics of how it plays out in your chart is personal; however, this transit also addresses a period of time for the world’s people and supports the generational Uranus-Pluto square theme. Sexual Liberation, even while Saturn is in Scorpio, is not odd. Why? Saturn isn’t just about restrictions and limitations, it’s about maturity and graduation and that comes with gifts and opportunities previously unavailable.
When we’re mature, and can handle all that Saturn can offer — we get it in spades.
Pluto in Capricorn, and Uranus in Aries works well with Saturn in Scorpio along with that NN Scorpio that implies destiny and age.
Not everyone will be effected personally, as was the case in the 60’s, but the world will be made aware of the social changes whether they participate in them or not.
Lots to celebrate, reflect upon, and think about with these upcoming celestial events. Gemini and Libra are air signs and they like to talk it out, think it out, and express themselves assertively and with evenness.
Sun Gemini 0° (exact on May 20th 11:16am EST), New Moon Gemini 0° (Exact on May 20th,7:05pm EST), Venus Gemini Rx 23°25, Saturn Libra 23°45 — Aspects: Sun Conjunct New Moon, Venus Rx Trine Saturn
A number of keywords for Gemini: Changeable, love of variety and mental excitement, $20 words, a gift for the gab, writers and communicators, intelligent, flighty, fickle, two sides, the watchers and observers, song-writing, jingles, text messaging, telephoning, email, board (not bored) games, Scrabble!, Trivial Pursuit, siblings, neighbours, learning, discovering, taking it all in, quick, witty, versatile, mental gymnastics, trade and commerce, sales…
The Sun & Moon are overwhelmingly happy and content with each other today and the Sun will get eclipsed (Solar Eclipse). I see this as the ego and self-interests being overshadowed and making way for the process of reconnecting and communicating with our emotional selves. We want to get in touch, understand, know, and communicate our feelings to others and more importantly — to ourselves!
Through the Venus Rx-Saturn Trine, Venus is re-evaluating her mighty and long-lasting karmic commitments she’s made to her finances, beauty, self-esteem, love, friendships, and relationships. She is taking a look at whether she wants to be further tested in these areas or make the final ascent to reach and end her old goals. For the most part, she’s done with what’s went on in the past.
Now Saturn is in Libra and Libra is at home in Venus so Venus Rx Trine Saturn is an important aspect as it relates to Libran themes, issues, and opportunities.
Saturn Libra has been doing a dance since 2009 but it’s since July 2010 that we’ve all really noticed serious and very real restrictions in our partnerships, art, contracts, finances, etc..
Saturn Libra is helping Venus take a fair and balanced look at all this.
And Saturn enters Scorpio in October 2012 so Saturn has 4 more months to do its work in finalizing and marking the tests our relationships, art, money, beauty, etc. have had to endure for quite some time..
As well, Saturn Libra is in Trine with Venus Rx until roughly August 7th which is also around the time that Venus is completely out of the shadow period (July 31). So by the start of August, the majority of us will begin to have a solid footing on where we are going next in the Libran areas of our lives.
Yes, we will feel more comfort, at ease, and at home with ourselves, and our renewed and redone commitments.
That’s a relief because the last two years have been the most trying years of my life (in memory. LOL)
Which house will the Sun, New Moon, and Venus Rx in Gemini land in your chart? Where’s Libra? Have you ever done a New Moon ritual or intention?
Things you can do? Send a message of love, send a package of joy, write out verbal hugs, express heartfelt thanks and gratitude. Name your feelings. Meditate upon your relationship to yourself, money, beauty, art, etc..
So I figure this transit conjunction shines a light on self-love and having a more supportive relationship with ourselves, learning to communicate better what our needs and boundaries are, and setting out to be better lovers and interdependent beings. And because of that, we are more well-liked and loved.
Because as the old sayings go: You can’t love anyone else, unless you love yourself. But also, no one can love you unless you love YOU.
Sun Conjunct Venus Rx will be in my 5th on the 5th / 6th @ 15-16°, how about you?!
Saturn Sesquisquare Uranus: Not feeling or being grounded. Needing help and support to gain a solid and worldly perspective. Inciting an overthrow, of the establishment, with no substance. Sudden electrical problems are fixed by traditional (even, ancient) methods.
Statistically it’s amazing how many hits a mundane post about world transits will get in comparison to regular astrology posts or how-to astrology posts. Actually, I imagine the same is true for horoscopes. This tells me, in some way, that readers would rather be delivered the goods than learn how to read their own charts.
Because I’m a natal astrologer, I’m focused on personal chart readings. This is one reason why mundane astrology or writing a horoscope column hasn’t interested me as much. But from time-to-time I get the bug to write about an astrological event, as I did below with Venus Rx.
Out goes Mercury (April 4th – April 23rd, 2012) and Mars (direct on April 14th, 2012) and in comes Venus (April 12th, shadow) to eventually smooth it all over with Mars and Mercury or is that the other way around?! ;P
This Venus and Mars may both like to think but they don’t like how each other processes and communicates their thoughts (Square).
Venus Gemini is in the shadow phase, starting on April 12th at 7° but meets with Mars Virgo for a couple of days to decide what they’re going to do next.
After Mars hammers Venus with a lengthy analysis about the problems he’s figured they have had, Venus feels confused, verbally assaulted, and overwhelmed and so they decide to take some time out and reflect upon their relationship, how they spend money, and how they enjoy love and life. Mars also wants to get some clarity on their sex life and make some future plans about the relationship.
Then on May 16th, Mars is still a little steamy over the discussion he had with Venus and he’s nattering at her but she can’t really hear him and has essentially withdrawn her love because she’s still unsure and wants more time to have an internal dialogue with her inner twin, Gemini at 23° Rx.
However, on June 28, 2012 — about a week past the shadow period ending for Mars (June 19, 2012) — Venus comes around (turns direct) at 7° Gemini but it takes her until July 31, 2012 (Gemini 23°) to get completely out from under the shadow and gain the sweetness she desires from Mars again, who at this point is in relationship and communication friendly Libra at 15°!
In the thick of the summer, all will be in harmony (trine) again with Venus and Mars in the stimulating, warm, and creative Sun of Leo (sextiling Libra, by orb and Gemini, by sign)! Hot, summer love!
And Mercury gets into the ‘love-in’ at a Leo 4° conjunction with the 8° Sun on the 31! I could go on with this love parade of the planets but I think this is enough, for now. hehe
For myself, I’ll have Venus Rx, direct, and shadow phases in the 5th and 6th house. I believe I’ll be looking at bringing more art, money, cerebral play, and romance into my life. And I’ll be working out how to beautify and balance my thinking and speaking with a daily meditation and self-love practice as well as re-formulating communication tasks and the environment I do them in. I also have a good feeling I’ll begin work on the physical design (I feel this is essential) of my TarotSeek ebook and decide if I want to self-publish or work with an established publisher for Volume 1. Also, I’ll be selling some jewelry and clothing that I’ve been meaning to do for some time now. I’ve had a lot of ‘starts’ but haven’t went through with it — now is the time, I hope. And maybe I’ll record the vocals to Mad World or some singing opportunity will resurface.
And it’s been said that Venus Rx is often not a good time to get cosmetic procedures done or commit to a relationship because the results may not last or be what you wanted. This is also why it’s important to take a look at where Venus will transit and what it will aspect. One size doesn’t fit all.
Mercury Direct April 4th
Shadow period over April 23rd
Mars Direct April 14th
Shadow period over June 19th
Venus Shadow April 12th
Retrograde May 16th
Direct June 28th
Shadow July 31st
And lest I forget to mention that Pluto goes Retrograde in Capricorn on April 10th.
Had huge plans for today that went to the wayside… I actually said to someone: I feel like everything is against me (bus was late, slept in, unprepared, etc.). And I rarely talk like that. One lady was commiserating with me too and she was quite nice about my whining.
That’s Sun Square Pluto for you! It felt like my personal power was taken away from me and I had to share my sorry-self in order to get some relief (overcome an obstacle). But of course it didn’t help that tr. Moon is squaring my natal Pluto today either.
So I cancelled all my appointments, and I’m staying in to throw some stuff out. haha! Working with the transits.
How has this day affected you, if at all?
Mercury Rx in Aries: Self-talk and reflection about independence, courage, physical health, aggressive speech, and drive.
Retrogrades give you a chance to go over what you didn’t finish. This RX also happens during Mars Virgo Rx. These planets are also in ‘mutual reception’ and I imagine, a rare happening.
While it’s said that the helpfulness of this receptivity is diminished by the retrogrades RX, I’d like to remain on the positive side and hope to see the plans of the PLANets do their good work for the betterment of mankind.
Mercury Rx shadow period has already begun. Full on Rx begins March 12th in Aries. As usual, this transit is about Re-anything. Lots of communication and technological mishaps do occur. It’s a great time to go over things again.