Category: Astrology of Now

Astrology of Now: Countering The Ugly
February is a fast and urgent month with Mars, Venus and Uranus in fiery, furious Aries. Mars in his own sign is rather unbridled, Venus in her opposite sign is not doing her usual harmony, sweetness and light thing and Uranus is spitting sparks. Somewhere in your life there’s probably a bit [...]
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Astrology of Now: A Very Important Retrograde — Take It Personally
Mercury turns Rx on December 19 at 15° Capricorn. Meets the Sun on December 28 at 7° Capricorn. Turns direct on January 8 at 28° Sagittarius. Returns to 15° Capricorn on January 27. Squares Uranus on February 1. Leaves Capricorn on February 7. Please take a look at the previous post on this [...]
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Astrology of Now: Volcanic Forces
Mars and Pluto are having their biannual conjunction — today, tomorrow, and the day after. Yes, that’s two warriors having a confab in ambitious, driven, earthy Capricorn; the planet of action, Mars, and the planet of the Underworld, Pluto, working together; war plus power. On the mundane [...]
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Astrology of Now: Six degrees of Jupiter in Libra
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: a game based on the idea that any player in Hollywood can be linked, through the films they have worked on, to character actor Kevin Bacon within six steps. So say, Kevin Bacon has a value of 0 — he being the centre of the Hollywood universe — then try linking […]
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Astrology of Now: Righteous
There’s a great deal of political hatred and vitriol these days. Everyone is righteous. Perhaps Jupiter in Libra is exaggerating our differences before getting us all to kiss and make up…. written wistfully. This may not be possible in the wider world. Jupiter in Libra can well have a [...]
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Astrology of Now: Re-detailing the Details
Mercury Rx in Virgo 30 Aug- 22 September 29°-14° My goodness — what a super duper Mercury Rx. My household is swept up in a frenzied combined back-to-school, major-clear-out reading party. Here are some good things that have happened in the last few days. • You can see the floor of the garden [...]
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Fate, Free Will and the Referendum
Last night, I sat in one of the most magnificent private courtyards in Europe, listening to 200 musicians play the works of Ennio Morricone. The Italian composer, now 87 years old, conducted a huge choir and orchestra himself. The heavy rains were finished. The clouds parted, the sun set lemon [...]
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Astrology of Now: 23° High Voltage
If you have any planets between 22° and 24°, you should be aware that Mars is putting a tremendous focus of energy into this very narrow area of the Zodiac.. 23° specifically is highly activated because Uranus, the planet of electricity, surprise and lighting is at 23° Aries, and this is the [...]
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9 Things to Do During Mars & Mercury Retrograde & some extras
We are in the middle of a season of retrogradacity. Mars until June 30 Mercury until May 22 (in the shadow until June 7) Saturn until August 13 Pluto until September 26 Meanwhile, Jupiter and Venus have both turned direct. This should give you a hint — do good, beautiful, generous things — and [...]
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Thoughts on Transitory Mercury
Mercury, messenger of the gods, will be crossing the face of the Sun in a few hours.  You’ll be able to see this from Earth — with the right equipment. This particular event is not rare — but it is unusual. It happens about 14 times per century — and it’s always in Taurus or Scorpio — […]
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Astrology of Now: Looking Deeper
One of the pleasures of this retrograde period… Saturn Rx in Sagittarius, the sign of higher learning, the exotic and libraries Mars station (Rx on April 17) also in Sagittarius Mercury in shadow (Rx on April 28) in Taurus, ruled by Venus the goddess of beauty and art Jupiter Rx in Virgo, the [...]
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Astrology of Now: Castrating Mars
This extraordinary gory painting, possibly by Caravaggio, was found in an attic in the French city of Toulouse a couple of years ago, but not presented to the public until yesterday. It’s fascinating that it should be revealed at just this time of retrogrades, a time of retrieval — perhaps [...]
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The Panama Papers
“I want these crimes to be made public”, leaker “John Doe” to the Süddeutsche Zeitung. It turns out that very rich people have been hiding their money in secret bank accounts abroad. Why do they feel the need to do this? Either a) because the money is stolen or b) because they are avoiding [...]
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Astrology of Now: Fresh Eyes
Wipe away the steam and fog of Pisces, and look out through the crystalline window into the new year, freshly hatched in Aries. The equinox – which was officially yesterday – is a moment when day and night are held in balance. Then we tumble into Aries. We leap into impetuous spring. It’s a [...]
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Astrology of Now: Focus and Healing
It’s an extraordinary — and rather difficult — start to 2016. But amidst the tumultuous energies there are some strong positives. Here’s the gen. Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius, then from January 8th, in Capricorn . The time calls for rethinking and practical [...]
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Astrology of Now: Facing The Music
If you know your astrological symbolism, you will have realised that The Eagles of Death Metal*, who were playing at the Bataclan in Paris when it was attacked last month, are a Scorpio band. The eagle is one of the symbols of Scorpio, along with the scorpion and the snake. It is also used as [...]
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Astrology of Now: Jupiter in Virgo, Saturn in Sagittarius, Neptune in Pisces
With Jupiter’s move into Virgo this summer, and Saturn’s move into Sagittarius, we are seeing a shift of emphasis into the mutable signs. Neptune and Chiron, also both slow-moving, are already in Pisces. This creates a T-square pattern — at least by sign if not by exact [...]
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Astrology of Now: Love Subdues Anger
“Love is the one thing stronger than desire and the only proper reason to resist temptation.” ― Jeanette Winterson, Venus and Mars in Virgo “The kiss itself is immortal. It travels from lip to lip, century to century, from age to age. Men and women garner these kisses, offer them to others and [...]
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Astrology of Now: Venus in Virgo
Venus, who has spent the whole summer lolling around in the lap of luxury (Leo), moved into Virgo today. This means she will be out of the shadow of her retrograde by tomorrow. If you have been having to rethink, reinvent or reassess your attitudes to love, money, values or friendship this [...]
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Astrology of Now: The Eclipse, the Pope and the Hajj
The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has this to say about more than 700 people being crushed to death at Mina during the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj: “As for the things that humans cannot control, you are not blamed for them. Fate and destiny are inevitable.” Fate and destiny are by [...]
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