Venus in Aquarius

Venus is about to move into Aquarius. In Aquarius, she takes pleasure in the quirky, the unusual, the non-conventional.

If you want to know more about Venus in Aquarius, you’ll find the post here. If you have Venus in Aquarius, Venus in close aspect to Uranus, or are (or know) an Aquarian woman, you might want to have a glance.

Doing it for yourself…

We all have Aquarius somewhere in our chart, and it’s this part of life that Venus will be bestowing her presence on. It’s this part of life that you’ll find pleasure in. Consider the avant-garde, something you haven’t done before, people or places that are different to the people you usually associate with and the places you usually go. Experiment, play, and look forward, not back.

Of course, how this manifests for you will depend on what part of life Venus is transiting while she’s in Aquarius. In my chart, Venus is transiting the 12th house (I’m working with whole houses more and more these days). I’m trying meditation on for size at the moment – and looking to restart a yoga practice after about 10 years (or is it more?) away from it. I’m exploring my inner hippy a tad more.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, Venus will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, Venus will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, Venus will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, Venus will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Venus will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, Venus will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Venus will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, Venus will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Venus will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, Venus will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Venus will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Venus will be transiting your 2nd house.

Venus will be in Sagittarius until 11/2/18.

Capricorn New Moon

Capricorn New Moon

26 Capricorn 54’

17/1/18 1.17pm (Sydney time AEDT)

Capricorn New Moons are always about goals. I tend to think there’s a bit of a coincidence that they appear at the time of the year that you’re setting new goals and intentions…conspiracy theory anyone? (She asks, waggling her eyebrows in a rather creepy way).

Capricorn New Moons are also always about patience and hope. Yes, you read that right too. After all, what is a goal other than a hope or a dream with a little structure and reality worked into it? A hope or a dream that you’re prepared to wait for, to work for?

Capricorn is also about resources- your personal ones and those that are at your disposal. Think about your energy levels and how and where you are employing them and how you might be depleting them. Where have you been so focused on achieving and measuring up that you’ve forgotten how to relax?

If you’re the type who is into intentions rather than goals, avoid stating what you don’t want, or what you want to lose – at this time of the year, the Universe is especially busy multi-tasking and doesn’t have time to sit around waiting to hear all the little words. It’s a little like when I say to my dog:

‘Hi Kali, after I finish editing this chapter, if the weather holds, we’ll go for a walk.’

She hears:

‘Blah Kali, blah blah blah blah walk.’

Using this logic, ‘I want to lose 20 kgs,’ could be construed as ‘blah 20 kgs.’

I took my time this year coming up with my word of the year, my writing goals, and my resolutions. Last year felt like there was a lot of hard work for very little (financial) reward. I suppose that’s to be expected from a Saturn year. This year I’m hoping to capitalise on that work – the fields that have already been ploughed and planted…so to speak.

Doing it for yourself…

You should, if you’ve been reading along, know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site, duck across and check out this post before you go any further. Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. The types of targets you can check in on each month when the Moon is in Capricorn. The types of targets that you can look back on this time next year and pat yourself on the back for. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month.

If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, this New Moon falls in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, this New Moon falls in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, this New Moon falls in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, this New Moon falls in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, this New Moon falls in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, this New Moon falls in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Cancer, this New Moon falls in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, this New Moon falls in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, this New Moon falls in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, this New Moon falls in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, this New Moon falls in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, this New Moon falls in your 2nd house.

Remember…

If you haven’t been doing so, why not try journaling your lunar journey- you’ll be surprised how, in hindsight, more has been going on than you might have thought.

Jupiter sextile Pluto

 

Jupiter sextile Pluto is possibly the stand-out aspect of the month – and one of the key aspects for this year. The first of three meetings between these two planets occurs just 24 hours (or so – I’ve never been great at maths) before the New Moon – and I for one don’t believe in coincidences like that. It feels awfully like a chance for regeneration or repurposing to me.

Sextiles tend to indicate opportunities, and sextiles between planets in feminine signs (Scorpio and Capricorn respectively) usually mean that you need to go inward to find the opportunity – it’s not one that will be jumping up and down waving with a great big sign on its head. It could even be masquerading as something that looks nothing like your big chance – that’s the thing about sextiles.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. What this aspect could bring is growth through positive change, advancement at a higher level, an ability to influence others and make inroads into the achievement of your goals – whether they be personal or professional.

This is one of those be careful what you wish for moments – because there is a possibility that you may get it. Maybe not today or tomorrow or even next week, but if you jump at what’s opening up…or open the doors yourself…it could bring you closer to what you want. And when I talk about what you want, I’m referring to your ambitions and deep soul level goals that you mightn’t want to say out loud. Just ensure that what you’re seeking will be for the betterment of more than just your ego. Both Jupiter and Pluto are more about the good of the collective than power for its own sake.

Another thing about opportunities like this – even if they don’t appear to be behaving in the way that you would expect them to, it doesn’t necessarily follow that the path you’re being led down is the wrong one.

Finally, when it comes to aspects, don’t overlook the possibility that the opportunity for growth or power or significance will come in the form of a person rather than an event. It could be someone that’s new in your life or someone whose depth and importance to you has been overlooked or taken for granted. Jupiter people tend to be teachers or spiritual/religious advisors or leaders, Pluto people bring with them influence and power.

Consider this when you’re setting your New Moon intentions over the next couple of days. What steps can you take now that will might result in profound changes to your life? Write them down.

As I mentioned before, the first of these meetings will be exact at 19 Scorpio 1′ and 19 Capricorn 17′ on 16 Jan, 2018 (or thereabouts, depending on where in the world you live), but the influence is with us now.

Use this first pass to look at the affairs of these houses and ask these questions:

  • Are you holding onto an out-dated version of yourself?
  • Are you refusing to change and grow, afraid of what might be exposed if you do?
  • Do you need to “lighten up” or be “enlightened”?
  • Are you holding onto the past or remaining in a situation that is no longer working simply because it’s easier to do this and uncomfortable to move?
  • Where do you need to be regenerated?

The answers probably won’t smack you in the face – answers don’t tend to do that – but events and people can. As you read the signs that are presented to you over the next couple of months, note them down. Is there one theme coming up more often than another?

Jupiter and Pluto align again in the middle of April at 21 Scorpio/Capricorn – Jupiter will be retrograde. Although the date the aspect is exact is 14 April, the energy will be present before and after.

The final pass is exact-ish on 12 September 2018 when Jupiter is direct again. I’d suggest asking the same set of questions again at that point – it would be interesting if your answers have changed in the meantime.

Now, before you start worrying that you’ll never remember all of this, I’ll remind you at or around each of the planetary hook-ups. As for me? I’m off to ask myself the same set of questions…no peeking at my answers!

 

 

 

 

Astro Weather: 15 January 2018

Moon in Capricorn

Sun square Uranus

Ok, you’re getting tomorrows weather forecast today because I’ve got something scheduled tomorrow about Jupiter and Pluto that you’re going to want to read.

Sun square Uranus. Today you might be feeling the restrictions that others place on you, the ties that bind, the conventions. Given the number of planets in Capricorn at the moment the responsibilities and duties of normal life could be weighing you down more than they usually do.

The urge to break free, do something wild, express your individuality, stand and yell bingo in the planning meeting when someone mentions taking a deep dive or a helicopter view of the situation. The thing is, impulses like this rarely have a good outcome – no matter how much you’re tempted. Very often the rebellion is for its own sake.

By all means, do something to mix up your routine – but do it mindfully, thoughtfully and in a way that isn’t, as my mother would say, biting your nose off to spite your face.

 

Take the time to think about what’s really bothering you – and it’s bound to be more than the idiot who just stole your carpark or the woman with screaming kids and the packed trolley that she’s left across the supermarket aisle so no one else can get past.

Once you know what the real root cause is, you’re better equipped to deal with it intentionally rather than impulsively.

Astro Weather: January 13, 2018

Moon in Sagittarius

Mercury conjunct Saturn

Venus square Uranus

Ok, normally when the Moon is in Sagittarius, the general forecast would be mostly fine. The thing is, Mercury and Saturn together have the propensity to add a few clouds to the daily forecast.

Sure, this is great energy for planning and strategising (hint: there’s a New Moon just a few days away), and it’s also good for adding some caution to a run for the hills how hard can it be Sagittarius Moon. But, and it’s a sizeable but, when Mercury and Saturn get together in Capricorn if left unattended they can get into the whole just how half empty is your glass competition. ‘Mine’s emptier than yours.’ ‘No, I’m sure mine is way half emptier.’

Try to be mindful of the negativity creeping in. It’s one thing to not want to give anything away, and it’s one thing to want to point out the potential flaws in a suggestion, but here’s a thought, how about considering the ways in which it can work. Hmmm?

As for Venus square Uranus…I call this the leave me alone I’m lonely aspect. With Mercury and Saturn doing the grey is grey thing, you’re bound to blame someone else for your restlessness. Today is not the day to capsize any otherwise sea-worthy vessels.

If you can be logical and reasonable and discuss things like a grown-up, by all means, get things out into the open. If not, why not distract yourself by trying something new? Just for today. If the underlying issues are real, they’ll need to be addressed – constructively – but perhaps not while there’s a lot of negativity in the air clouding the root cause…which could be coming from you. Just thinking out loud.

Mercury in Capricorn

Mercury is poised to move into Capricorn and my attention has turned to matters of business – or rather business results and business planning. That makes sense – Capricorn is 11th house stuff for me, so it’s at this time of the year that I start putting some structure behind and around and under my goals. I gather the results from last year, analyse the problem and set some strategies. It’s line in the sand time.

Having Saturn in Sagittarius over the past couple of years in my work zone and squaring my Ascendant, Sun and Moon has taught me a lot about what I want – and more about what I don’t want. It’s also made me more aware of how I need to focus in 2018 on those activities that will bring me closer to my goals. It’s these things that I considered when I did my business planning for this year.

Anyways, I’m sure you don’t want to hear about that right now – I’ll bore you with those outcomes closer to the New Moon. Besides, as practical as Mercury in Capricorn is, I’m aware that talking about finances, planning, business and cost/value propositions isn’t at all new-agey – it is, however necessary.

Back to Mercury in Capricorn, here’s a link to a post from a few years ago that could help you understand this placement more. If you have Mercury in Capricorn or Mercury conjunct Saturn, give it a read.

In other news, it’s my parent’s wedding anniversary today. Fifty-four years ago – when Mercury was also in Capricorn – they said I do. A Scorpio-Aquarius match. Just saying…

Doing it for yourself…

While Mercury is in Capricorn, we can take a little of this energy now to put our own lines in the sand and put some frameworks in place within which strategies can flourish, risks are mitigated, resources are managed, and targets achieved.

Anyways, this influence will, of course, be best utilised in the part of life that Capricorn rules for you. If it’s your 10th house, have a think about what strategies you need to put in place to further your career or get the job you want. If it’s in the 7th, think about your relationships and relating. Naturally, you won’t have a spreadsheet on this (although maybe you might…?) but what plans could be put in place to bring you closer together (if you’re in an existing relationship) or help you find your way into a new one. Perhaps you might plan to join an online dating agency or enrol in evening classes or even set targets to get out and about…just putting some ideas out there, but I’m sure that you get it.

The point is,  every part of life can be subject to the Mercury in Capricorn treatment.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Mercury will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, Mercury will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, Mercury will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, Mercury will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, Mercury will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Mercury will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, Mercury will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Mercury will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo Mercury will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Mercury will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, Mercury will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Mercury will be transiting your 2nd house.

Mercury will be in Capricorn until 31/1/18.

Astro Weather: January 10, 2018

Moon in Scorpio

Venus sextile Mars

Sun sextile Mars

Well, it seems that the number 19 is the new black – or at least the place to be…planetarily speaking…with Pluto, the Sun, Venus and Mars all at this degree it’s getting a tad on the crowded side. But what does it all mean?

For a start, aside from the fact that Pluto is still in play from yesterday, whenever you have a sextile you have an opportunity – but when the sextiles involve personal planets, the opportunities are fleeting and gone in the blink of an eye.

Mars is in common, so we have activity – social activity, physical activity. But, and here’s the rub, under a Scorpio Moon the intensity level is ramped up a tad.   So from an astro weather viewpoint? Bring a brolly…just in case.

 

Astro Weather: January 9, 2018

 

Moon in Libra

Sun conjunct Venus

Venus conjunct Pluto

Sun conjunct Pluto

Here we go again…same same as yesterday but different. You see, today Pluto is involved – so that will ramp up the intensity a tad. There could be insecurities, there could be infatuation (with someone or something), there could be fascination, but remember kiddies, we’re playing in the Capricorn sandpit, so let’s keep it real and play nicely together.