jan 13th – 15th—worker bees a buzzin’

This week sees an abundance of activity among three of the worker bees—Mercury, Venus and Mars (the Sun and Moon take center stage at next week’s lunation, of course).

Lots to talk about.

First, the good news—

Vintage-Plants-and-Flowers-Clipart-006Yesterday, Venus and Mercury came into exact conjunction at 11º Aquarius.

They remain conjunct today while forming a sextile with Aries Uranus. Tomorrow, the 14th, the pair will semi-sextile Capricorn Pluto and Pisces Chiron while trining the Libran North Node.

When the Messenger God and Aphrodite conjoin, the atmosphere is active and pleasant.  Our mind is working well with our social graces and when in Aquarius—humanitarian idealism meets quirky charm.

Add to this dynamic easy aspects from Uranus (who is the ruler of Aquarius), Pluto, Chiron and the Nodal Axis and well, our collective drive to cajole the best out of humanity is accentuated exponentially.

This duo have the moxie to get it done.

And, boy, are you gonna need it since Piscean Mars exactly squares Saturn in Sagittarius on Thursday.

Folks, this is a tricky one. Here an almost saintly amount of patience and perseverance is required. Though, positively, I feel the overall effect is softened since Pisces and Sadge are Mutable, thus making it easier to adapt.

Regardless, expect general frustration at every turn—trudging through molasses. A lot of B.S. may get piled on your plate all at once. Just don’t let it rile you—that’s the test.

As with most things Saturnine, if you know EXACTLY what you want and are willing to follow the rules PRESICELY in getting it, you’ll be fine.

Otherwise, keep your head down and don’t stop working, because after the square exacts the influence fades rather quickly.

So, there you have it, some of the gifts as well as some of the challenges fueling this week’s heavens.

Yep, remember all the Venusian charm and Mercurial quick wit at your disposal and use it!

Lona

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december 17th—thoughts toward Cappy praxis

The sign of Capricorn is heating up just in time for the spectacular Winter Solstice/New Moon on the 21st!!

Venus ingressed to the sign of the Goat last Wednesday and this week it is Mercury’s turn.

Florence-Mary-Anderson-Illustration-024Even dear Mars in Aquarius shares an affinity with all planets transiting the 10th sign in the fact that Saturn used to be the 11th sign’s ruler too, way back when.

So, on the 17th, the Winged Messenger will move from Sagittarius to Capricorn.

From Mutable Fire to Cardinal Earth.

With this change, thoughts and communication will get a bit more serious, some of the jolly will be replaced with rational thoughts of holiday budgets and proper decorum.

Ah yes, but the flip side is Mercury will team with Venus to give each of us the perfect tools to create or simply carry on the seasonal traditions that make this time of year so meaningful.

Yes, Capricorn is the sign of tradition and steadfast cultural mores. He gets greatest satisfaction by building upon the past. Remembering our histories and respecting our collective customs make the Goat’s heart flutter.

All the little things we do this time of year simply because someone older did them when we were growing up are the requisite Cappy fodder.

Don’t resist it—the Sagittarius party is coming to an end.  The Saturnine need to hunker down and horde time honored habits and ways of life is at hand.

‘Tis the Season.

Lona

september 14th—little miss perfect meets the devil and she likes it

On September 14th, Venus in Virgo trines the God of the Underworld in Capricorn.  It portends to be a weekend of astute psychological acumen.

The Goddess of Love is shy and self-effacing in Virgo.  Capricorn Pluto is the powerfully destructive overlord currently tapped to dismantle the status quo.  One would think it would be a terrible idea to have them knock boots, but there you’d be wrong.

birthofvenusSure, Pluto transits can be emotionally disastrous—moody and manipulative.  But trines involving this power player are much friendlier, especially with Venus as a partner.  Both planets are traveling through Earth signs.  They have a fundamental understanding.  Virgo appreciates Cappy’s demand for discipline and patience, while the Goat can get his head around the Virgin’s necessity for obsessive attention to detail.

Capricorn has his cardinal initiative and Virgo can always rely on her mutable flexibility.  Together they bolster one another.

Pluto is the planet of regeneration, Venus of relationship.  This transit will have a beautiful regenerative quality to it—breathing life back into areas that were for all intents and purposes dead in the water.  Maybe a project, maybe a relationship, maybe your hard won set of values (Venus).

Things are going to appear destined, with a solid atmosphere of ‘meant to be.’  Your desire to share secrets will become acute, for your instincts are ablaze with a fervent feel for intimacy.  Creativity will reach ardent depths demonstrating a precise psychological eye for how and why humans do what we do.

Yep, this weekend Aphrodite is attracting a rebirth.  So dust off your scallop shells and practice up on your contrapposto stances, folks—Love, Beauty and Value are up for renovation.

Lona