Total Eclipse of the….Mars! Astrology of Mars Occultations.

Total Eclipse of the….Mars! Astrology of Mars Occultations.

  On Aug 9, Sept 6 and Oct 3 2020 the Moon will be occulting Mars.Yes I am a little behind on my writing 🙂 The Moon also occulted Mars on Feb 18 and Mar 18 2020. The Astrological Dictionary defines an Occultation as: “When a planet or star is hidden or eclipsed by another body, particularly by the Moon, there results what is termed an occultation.” Mars’ energy is, therefore briefly hidden (occulted) from our earthly view which suggests some hidden wisdom is literally Eclipsed and then revealed as the Moon moves on. Since the Moon comes between Mars (or any occulted planet but they are not that common) and the Moon is our receptive, emotional and ancestral emotional body, this suggests that we get a jolt or a rest in some respect to how we view Mars. And the upcoming occultations are connected to Mars journey through the sign of rulership, Aries, and Mars’ upcoming retrograde where Mars influence is being felt in all our lives very keenly. I wrote about that in this article. Since an Occultation is a reset of the planetary bodies energy by our emotional, reactive and responsive body, this suggests that Mars energy is being softened both by his retrograde and the lunar occultations. We are learning, or being invited to, to integrate our Martian, warrior energy in healthier ways. To fight for things, to use our will for caring not to control others. To use our personal power and leadership qualities wisely. The Occultations are dampening the fire of Mars. I think of the quote that Angeles Arrien uses in The Tarot...
Mars Retrograde in Aries: War: What Is It Good For?

Mars Retrograde in Aries: War: What Is It Good For?

Mars entered the sign of his rulership, Aries, on June 28th 2020 for an extended stay until January 6 2021 due to his rare retrograde in his own sign and things are getting heated! I did a video earlier that spoke to the impact of Mars in Aries for each sign. Look at both Rising Sign and Sun sign if you know them Mars rarely goes retrograde in his own sign and the last two times were in 1941 from Sept 6th to Nov 10th (23˚ Aries to 11˚ Aries) and 1988 from August 26th to Oct 28th (11˚ Aries to 29˚ Aquarius). 1941 was the middle of World War 2 and the Retrograde period brought the atomic program that would become the Manhattan Project and, shortly after, the attack on Pearl Harbor that caused the US and Britain to declare war on Japan and for the US to enter the War. Incidentally, Bernie Sanders was born during this rare retrograde and his chart is activated majorly by this retrograde. That felt like a good omen to me but he’s withdrawn from the race to be the Democratic Nominee so we’ll have to see. 1988 brought the realization that 50k Kurds had been killed by Iraq and shortly after the retrograde Gorbachev became the head of the Soviet Union, first female Prime Minister of a Muslim country was elected (Bhutto in Pakistan), the PLO proclaiming the State of Palestine, the Armenian Earthquake that killed 25–50k and the Lockerbie bombing. Mars in Aries contributes to turbulent times for sure. Mars is the God of War and in Aries anger is...
Astrology: Venus Square Neptune July 27 2020: Illusory Desires

Astrology: Venus Square Neptune July 27 2020: Illusory Desires

  After some fits and starts since the publication of my second book, The Complete Guide to Astrology, I FINALLY feel like writing again! Incidentally, I have a give away running on my Cosmic Owl Astrology Facebook page for a signed. copy of my book (USA only) or 5 runner up prizes of an Audible copy. Head on over there to enter after you read this :). I will be drawing the winners on the Full Moon on August 3rd. I can’t keep up writing daily energy posts any more because of time so I am going to experiment to find my new stride. Writing is like a muscle, the more you write, the more you write so please bear with me. Today I am going to write about the third exact square of Venus in Gemini to Neptune in Pisces at the 20˚ mark. This third and final square exacts on July 27th and the first two squares were on May 3rd (both planets direct) and May 20th (Venus Rx). On this third exact square, Neptune is Rx. Venus in Gemini is all about our relationships to community and each other. It’s a fun and sociable placement but Mercurial in nature due to Gemini being ruled by Mercury. This period of Venus in Gemini has Venus retrograding from May 13th to June 25th for the first time in eight years and has meant that we’ve been reflecting on our values in relationship to each other and community. Neptune rules Pisces and is all about illusion, faith, trust, surrender and brings confusion and disorientation. We’ve been through a VERY confusing...
WAKE UP!!! And Be Willing To Be a Disappointment.

WAKE UP!!! And Be Willing To Be a Disappointment.

WAKE UP!!! And Be Willing To Be a Disappointment. Oh my heavens! We are in the midst of a GREAT AWAKENING. Literally This week is OFF the charts starting with the New Moon at 14 deg Gemini that was on June 4 2016. We are under a Mutable Grand Cross, which ALWAYS brings a big shift and change. Think back to April 2015 and what was happening then. This, however, is a Grand Cross that includes the North and South Nodes of Fate, our past and our future. And this Grand Cross will be affecting our consciousness until the end of the month as Vesta and Mercury join the party in Gemini. The Nodes are where we are coming from and where we are going. Our Karmic potential. In the year of purification we are now being asked to speak our truth in a BIG way. So much is not working any more with the patriarchal structures of our lives (this can mean solid structures or ‘constructs’ that have been drilled into our consciousness for all our lives. And we are being asked to do this from a place of love. This is a massive opportunity to bring unconditional love into the world through your voice. And to create a path to your big vision. Creativity is so so high right now. Especially creativity that comes through you not from you. We are realizing more and more and more that we are in this together. That what we do and speak about affects everyone. This energy is also very polarizing. Everything is shifting and changing at warp speed and...
Hard Astrology Aspects: You Choose How To Respond!

Hard Astrology Aspects: You Choose How To Respond!

I sometimes feel that I am a little Pollyanna like with Astrology compared to others. My general optimism comes partly from four planets in Sagittarius but I DO have plenty in my chart to dampen that and I DO have my ‘bad’ days. But my belief is that it’s all about how we respond and react to the energies. I have been through enough had aspects in my life to KNOW that things get tough. But I also know that nothing lasts and we get to choose whether to sink into despair or to look at the bleak side. Pluto brings death and transformation of all kinds and Uranus brings revolution and sudden shocks and change. These two are the slowest of planets and, therefore, some people are lucky enough not to have too many of these transits, especially the conjunctions (where the planet crosses the same point that a planet in your birth chart is at). But, because of the make up of my chart, I have had BOTH planets cross almost every planet and luminary (Sun/Moon) in my chart. So I get it. I have been through almost every hard aspect possible in my 55 years. I lost my Dad and gave birth to my eldest daughter under my Pluto square aspect. I went through the deepest depression of my life as Pluto crossed my Ascendant and my Saturn (they are very close together) but I also went through the time of greatest growth as I faced the lessons Pluto was asking me to. On both occasions! And the aspects to my own chart in mid 1989...