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!



december 20th—solstice eve 2014: part 3

twobeautifulladiesinaforestThis is my third and final installment breaking down the busy day before the New Moon/Solstice which occurs this Sunday, December 21st.

And boy howdy, is this Saturday loaded for bear!!

Catch up, if you like:

Pluto/Uranus Square,  Part 1 and Part 2.

For this post, I will concentrate on the roles the lovely Sagittarius Moon and Capricorn Venus are playing for the weekend.

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december 20th—solstice eve 2014: part 2

So, Mars moved into Aquarius on the 5th. But our dear Warrior has not contacted another planet (except the ever moving Moon) in major aspect since sextiling Saturn from Capricorn on December 1st.

Vintage-Old-Book-Illustration-037Twenty days!! That’s a long time, people.

Well, all of that is about to change and in a radical kinda way!!

This is Part 2 of my series on the build up to this year’s Winter Solstice, that is also the Capricorn New Moon, going down this Sunday, the 21st.

You can catch up with Part 1 right here, where I discussed Mercury, Neptune and Saturn’s status for the weekend.

Ok, so the God of War has been a lone wolf for almost 3 weeks, save an occasional visit from Luna.

On the  20th, all that changes.

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december 14th—uranus square pluto—thorn in your side

Well, in the Heavens, as many of you probably already know, a battle is raging between Pluto and Uranus.

Voyager_Uranus_732X520Since 2012, there have been 5 exact squares and today, December 14th, the 6th will occur, with the final going down next Spring.

Pluto has recently gone direct and is interacting with Uranus Rx this time at 12º 35′ Capricorn and Aries, respectively.

When all is said and done, from the 6th degree to the 15th of Cardinal Fire and Earth, a metamorphosis of monumental proportion will have transpired.

For the last few years, nationally and globally, stargazers have been speculating beforehand, then reporting on afterwards, the mundane, explosive, effects of this dynamic.

There has also been quite an analysis of the the past conjunction between these two leviathans back in 1965/1966. And here is an excellent article comparing the waxing/waning cycles of Pluto/Capricorn throughout the last centuries and into this one.

As for the current square, I personally like this take. And here is another. And yet, another.

Yes, yes, much has been said about it all.

But you know what, I feel an important nuance has been overlooked and I would like to highlight it, now.

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december 14th—wishing on a star

Warwick-Goble-Vintage-Illustration-046Sunday, the 14th, newly ingressed Venus Capricorn sextiles the God of the Sea in Pisces.

Neptune in easy aspect with his lower vibration, the Planet of Love, means smooth sailing on the waters of this holiday season—at least for the weekend.

Yep, when these two meet it portends wishes really can come true.

Wait a minute, you may think—stodgey Capricorn is wayyyyyy too uptight for loosey goosey Pisces Neptune.

Disaster ahead!!

No, not really. Quite the opposite.

Pisces fantasizes and Capricorn, the builder, champions those dreams into reality.

Water and Earth are wonderful for one another in just about all cases and this is no exception. Venus and Neptune are far more than happy to play their parts!

Where there seems to be little hope, the next few will be rife with unexpected turn-arounds in many a desperate situation.

Everyday miracles abound.


december 1st—not the best day to shop


Kate-Greenaway-Childrens-Illustrations-025Tomorrow, Capricorn Mars will sextile Scorpio Saturn at 27º.

Earth and Water mix nicely.

Mars will heed the caution of Saturn without much fuss.

But not so fast!  This doesn’t necessarily translate into a pleasant day in the real world.

If your plan is to get the bulk of holiday shopping done on Cyber Monday, this year, the heavens may thwart you at every turn.

At this time, you may find it is particularly hard to pick the perfect gift for loved ones.  Your gut will probably be telling you to move along and find something of more value.

Generally, when the God of War and the God of Time dance, there is a slowing of action.

Of the 12 zodiac signs, no others expect quality, down-to-your-toenails-quality, as do Capricorn and Scorpio. (Even mutable Virgo will ‘go with what works’ to keep the motion ‘in motion’, sacrificing excellence until next time.)

It may prove wise to simply wait until Mars moves to more optimistic Sagittarius on the 5th of December, where you are likely to get a resounding ‘yes!’ to things.


But if value is what you desire for particular purchases and your bank account will allow, then by all means use the Heavens to your advantage and keep at it. The instincts of Scorpio and steadfast Capricorn won’t disappoint. You will find the perfect whatever you desire.

Remember, it may take awhile.


full moon prepatory cascade

From November the 2nd through the 5th, we have a series of events that will be setting up the Scorpio Full Moon on Thursday, the 6th.

First, Venus sextiles Pluto around midnight on the 2nd, giving a sexy vibe to the chilly autumn night.  The extra hour we obtain from Daylight Savings Time may come in uber handy for the weekend’s galavanting.

WB2_0022_She-was-the-Queen-of-them-allThen at dawn that morning, the Pisces Moon will conjunct Chiron and trine the Venus/Sun Scorpio conjunction.

Lots of Water.

The early A.M. will feel loaded with by-gone wounds. Obsessions and traumas may flare.

Or a transformation may come with the rising first light of day—locking the past firmly in the rear mirror.

Regardless, the Moon moves quick and she will be long gone from the scene by sunset.

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