Get ready for Mercury Retrograde! The planet of travel, negotiations, intellect and communications is set to reverse direction for the first time this year between 17 February and 10 March.
Many of us will remember the last two retrogrades through water signs in June and November 2019, and how much havoc and confusion they wreaked with people’s emotions.
Now, with Mercury in nebulous Pisces – the sign of its fall – we could see the word ‘surreal’ being taken to a whole new level!
Pisces is not known for clarity or good boundaries, so you’ll want to double check every fact and cross every ‘t’ when it comes to research/reports/offers/contracts.
This retrograde is all about exploring your spirituality and creativity. It is also about learning to discern between intuition, on one hand, and the mirages created by our fears and traumas, on the other.
Spending time meditating each day is the simplest and fastest way to get in tune with your internal GPS, so that you can tell gut responses from knee-jerk reactions. It also opens up liminal mental space in which you can receive inspiration and divine guidance. The key is to practise some Virgoan discernment so that you are able to sift the wheat from the chaff, and workout what you can actualy use/apply in your life, and what is simply wishful thinking or navel gazing.
Attachment style theory can be very illuminating in revealing the deep subconscious habits and beliefs we develop in childhood and then keep re-enacting in our adult heart connections.
However, psychology by its very nature does not explain everything. There are some connections that simply defy ordinary explanation, and require a more philosophical – or cosmological – approach.
Astrology is able to take matters of the heart one step further by looking at relationships from the perspective of soul.
My new and updated Kindred Spirits report will help you to unlock the secrets of your soul’s code, empowering you to understand the key karmic lessons and repeating patterns in your closest relationships.
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Happy V Day!
Planet of love, creativity and luxury, Venus ingressed into Aries on 7 February where she’ll remain until early March 2020.
This shift in energy from romantic, fairytale Pisces to fiery and self-assured Aries is likely to colour the month of love with bright, bold red brushstrokes.
Out is the maiden/damsel-in-distress waiting for her knight in shining armour to grace her with his attention/shower her with gifts. Instead, the feminine romantic archetype is choosing to put self-awareness, self-love and self-respect first. Self-love has never looked so sexy!
This newfound sense of purpose and direction means that the feminine archetype, much like Joan of Arc, will not be afraid to wield the sword of truth where necessary in order to clarify her boundaries or cut out any BS/energy leakage/time wasters from her reality. This is fierce, feisty cardinal fire energy at its most unapologetic.
Welcome to Valentine’s Day 2020!
In many ways, Venus’ ingress is a continuation of the themes of feminine empowerment begun with Black Moon Lilith’s ingress into Aries, leading to the healing of some deep and very old wounds concerning misogyny and the misuse/abuse of feminine sexuality, via a healing dance with shaman centaur, Chiron.
Find out more in my latest YouTube video.
This weekend, a supermoon in Leo could bring a touch of glamour, playfulness or drama your way.
Coinciding with the Oscars, this is big, extroverted, but also potentially a little crazy energy. With Mars in the mix, and a Sabian symbol that hints at some possible giddiness, it’s possible that things could get a little out of hand if we don’t reign ourselves in.
On the plus side, it’s a great time to let down your hair, have some fun and potentially lap up some praise for a creative job well done.
Find out more about what to expect from the upcoming waning Moon cycle in my latest YouTube video forecast.
Black Moon Lilith is an astrological point of power, much like the lunar nodes that represents the place in the Moon’s elliptical orbit that is furthest away from the Earth during the synodic month.
She represents the archetype of wild, untamed feminine power – the part that is often simultaneously feared, admired and villified. I have come to know her as the snake/dragon goddess.
In astrology, she reveals both our hidden power and our shadow sides: our inner witch, seductress and elemental, instinctual nature, but also our inner bitch, schemer and manipulator.
As a lunar archetype, she shares similarities with the south node (Ketu in Vedic astrology). However, rather than representing karma, she instead represents those areas where we tend to self-destruct or need to develop emotional maturity.
This month, Black Moon Lilith will ingress into Aries, where she will continue her year-long intimate dance with Chiron, the centaur associated with the (male) shaman or wounded healer, which has been ongoing since September 2019.
On one hand, this has the potential to be a very healing and empowering time, particularly in relatinships. It’s great for stepping into your sexual power, becoming more in tune with your body, accessing your inner healing wisdom or learning to trust your instincts. Using rage to motivate you into enforcing your boundaries better or leaving behind toxic relationship patterns is a positive expression of this energy.
On the other hand, this transit, which lasts until 21 October, could be quite triggering for some. Projection of shadow emotions such as rage, spite or the need to fight or dominate others, is a distinct possibility, especially when it comes to relationships. Passive aggressive behaviour is another way this energy could work negatively.
The key to navigating this transit successfully is to own your bullshit and take responsibility for your emotions.
Practising mindfulness so you don’t act out unconsciously, finding constructive ways to assert your emotional needs and developing good psychological boundaries are important, especially when others try to project their stuff onto you.
Finding cathartic outlets for destructive emotions like anger through exercise or visiting a rage room are also good ideas.
I touched on these themes in my extended Aquarius Full New Moon forecast, for those who are interested. Currently this is only available to members. If you’d like access, then consider subscribing.
Friday’s Aquarius New Moon marks the start of a more emotionally detached, collaborative four week cycle that urges us to focus on connection, collaboration and community.
This brand new cycle will draw a line under the emotionally intense energy of the last two weeks that began with the Cancer Lunar Eclipse on January 10 2020. See this move from water to air energy as an opportunity to detach a little from the emotional depths of the subconcious and take a helicopter view of situations.
Aquarius is the zodiac sign associated with team effort, philanthropy, idealism as well as friendship and group efforts. See this as your green light to seek out more likeminded individuals with whom you resonate. It’s time to live more in line with your values and principles – and to identify where you can use your unique talents or perspectives to benefit the wider world.
Find out more in my latest video forecast on YouTube.
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Born between any of these dates? (See the video above)… If so, then you probably have the north or south node in Cancer/Capricorn. This means that the January 2020 Cancer Eclipse is likely to be extra powerful for you.
The closer your nodes and/or natal planets fall to 22 degrees of Cancer or Capricorn, the more likely it is that the Wolf Moon lunar eclipse, which takes place on Friday 10 January 2020, will coincide with a time of major soul lesson integration and karmic rebalancing.
Still, with Saturn and Pluto in the mix, things are likely to be intense. This is about releasing the past and closing out the six month cycle which began on July 2 2019 at the Cancer Solar Eclipse.
It’s time to own your power, stand in your truth AND take charge of your destiny.
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December’s Solar Eclipse in Capricorn is all about transformation, transmutation and change with a capital C! Not only does it begin a brand new six month soli-lunar cycle that will take us all into 2020, but it also sets the tone for the collective masculine and feminine energies as we enter a brand new decade!
It’s time to set your intentions and plant those seeds for what you want to grow for the next six months. With the Sun and Moon in ambitious Capricorn, it’s time to switch your focus away from relationship dynamics and self-care, to career and the coins.
The time for unhealthy co-dependency is well and truly over – self-sufficiency and financial abundance is where things are at betwee now and the June 2020 solstice.
Thanks to Jupiter, there is some very fortunate and expansive energy tied into the signature of this eclipse, making it excellent for expanding your horizons and boosting confidence levels.
If you’ve been feeling a little tired, off-centre or just a bit meh, then this is the injection of oomph you’ve been waiting for. Boom! You are back!
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Paradigm shifts, rites of passage, movement and travel, bridging the gaps between vantage points, and linking people or places via communication or information exchange – these are all likely to be major themes at the Full Moon in Gemini.
Given all of this, I think it interesting that the Full Moon takes place on 12/12, which from a numerological point of view, can not only be seen as a number that marries opposites (1 = yang/masculine + 2 = yin/feminine energy), but can also be reduced to the number 3, which is the number in sacred geometry that creates a triangle from a straight line. Not only does this (literally!) add another dimension to the equation, but it also creates harmony and balance from two warring/polarised energies.
The moral of the story: the next two weeks is likely to be a busy, eventful time filled with travel, communications and exchanges of information. But, with Venus forming a triple conjunction to Saturn and Pluto between the 11th and 13th, it is also likely to be crunch time for decisions – a personal crossroads on many levels, when we are being asked to narrow down our options and cut back what is dead/dying in order to pursue what we really want/value.
The best way to visualise this Full Moon is to think about thresholds and doorways – just like the High Priestess card in the tarot. When you come to a major crossroads, as you are likely to do over the next two weeks, it is important to decide whether you want to build a bridge or close a gate. Essentially, Gemini is a twin sign = a fork in the road – deciding between two options or ways to go. Who/what you decide to let in or build up, or close down/keep out is up to you. But choose you must.
In this respect, it’s worth noting that in ancient folklore, the December Full Moon is known as the Cold Moon. From a symbolic point of view, this seems to emphasize the fact that Gemini is an air – not a water – sign. This points to the need to keep a calm head during what is usually an emotionally-charged time.
This probably because there will be a lot of trickster energy around (the Full Moon will be making a T-square to Neptune). So it will very be important to take your time and keep your wits about you so that you don’t fall for Mercurial/Neptunian ‘smoke and mirrors.’.
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