Mercury in Leo: Command Attention and Speak From the Heart.

Mercury in Leo: Command Attention and Speak From the Heart.

  After an extended stay in Cancer due to the last Mercury Retrograde, Mercury moves into Leo on August 4th until August 19th. Yes only 15 days to command attention and speak from the heart, both of which are needed! ‘Look at me’, Leo in Mercury shouts. Leo energy loves to take the stage and to shine and Mercury in Leo loves to sing and perform to gain attention. It’s a fabulous time to promote yourself and to show your shiny sunny side since Leo is ruled by the Sun. Remember that this is Mercury in Leo by transit, however, and Mercury is language, thoughts, communication, learning, the mind, information, wit and youthfulness. Mercury is the trickster who is the messenger of the Gods, the vehicle for transmitting messages from the universe to the human world. The psychopomp who travels between words. This means that Mercury in Leo demands words from the heart, words of love, words that bring joy to the self and others. I’m aware that my words are not always kind, it’s something I work on at all times as it’s my soul habit to work on (Aries/sharp/aggressive South Node/Karmic Lesson/Soul Habit in the Third House/language/words). Are you aware of where you are not always kind and loving in your words? In this brief time, as Mercury flies through the sign of the Lion, the heart, and love, we are called to be more conscious of our words and to speak only kind words. Words of love and generosity. Of course, this applies to our thoughts and perceptions as well. Find yourself thinking unkind thoughts? Try...
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...
After the Annus Horriblis: Getting The Message!

After the Annus Horriblis: Getting The Message!

Wow, wow wow is all I can say. Repeatedly. What a year. I feel a bit like the Queen of England when I say what an annus horriblis (horrible year) it was! I’m English though so I can get away with it. And I am the Queen of my own world. So, you know. Or more like horrible 18 months or two year even! Or even three years for some parts of it! Not all bad of course but, man, that Uranus/Pluto square was tough. And transformational. And bumpy. And shocking in some ways. It’s not completely over yet. Uranus and Pluto will pull apart but then Uranus will turn retrograde at the end of July and by January they will only be a degree apart again. But the effects are fading. It’s time to assimilate all the changes and the lessons. And, as Mercury, the messenger of the Gods, squares Pluto tomorrow, the 7th April, and conjuncts Uranus in Aries the next day before going cazimi (into the heart of the Sun, ie exactly conjunct) with the Sun on Thursday, April 9th. And Jupiter, the planet of expansion, abundance and good fortune is trining all this and turns direct on Wednesday April 8th when the Moon is in Jupiter ruled Sagittarius! What does all this mean? BIG forward movement. BIG ideas. BIG messages. BIG voice. BIG firey energy. And all of it forming a Grand Trine to my Jupiter and then Sun in Sagittarius in my twelth house. Can I just say yummy and I am ready for this. It’s time to speak. You have been looking at...
The Power of Scorpio

The Power of Scorpio

We probably all know by now that we are in Mercury Retrograde. In fact I wrote about it in Mercury Retrograde and First World Problems. In Scorpio this is powerful and deep and the Scorpio energy is about to get stronger so I thought it was time to write about the power of Scorpio generally and how to manage and benefit from this energy.   Later today (22nd October 2013) the sun will move into Scorpio shining it’s light on this powerful energy. We’ll have Sun, North Node of Fate, Saturn and Mercury all in this powerful water sign. And then, on Nov 3 we also have a Solar Eclipse at 11 degrees Scorpio. Added to this, Scorpios ruler Pluto is in a powerful square with Uranus in Aries. I’ll go more into what each of these means over time in my weekly video reports that I email out to my subscribers so if you want even more information about this and other upcoming energies sign up now over on the right!   As I said in my previous post we are being asked to have some really deep, deep reflection time right now. But reflect on what?   Enough of the astrology and more about the feeling because Scorpio IS a water sign and is ALL about feeling.   Scorpio energy is about deeply bonded relationships. It’s about power and powerlessness. It’s passion and resourcefulness. It’s intensity and magnetism. It’s manipulation and obsession. It’s jealousy and loyalty. Scorpio is deeply sensitive and intuitive. Scorpio is secretive and private.   Scorpio is the realm of the deep psyche, therapy,...

Overcoming Fear and Becoming Fearless

I have discussed many aspects of overcoming fear on this blog over time. A simple search in the search box on the right will lead you to many posts. What is fear really though? What is being fearless? I thought I would explore these topics further. Fear has been described as many things and many acronyms are bandied about the internet. ‘False Evidence Appearing Real’, ‘Forget Everything and Run’ and ‘Face Everything and Rise’ are just three that jump to mind. These are simplistic in my opinion. Some fears are healthy. If you are walking alone and night and you hear someone following you and they stop when you stop and run when you run, then it’s a healthy reaction to be fearful. If someone comes at you with a knife fear is also a healthy reaction. It’s what happens to you when you are fearful that is more important. If fear paralyzes you then you are unable to deal with a situation. I was once trailed by a car with four guys in when I was a teen. I felt fear but instead of panicking I walked up the driveway to a random house and rang the doorbell. The car drove off and I waited until I was sure they were gone before walking the rest of the way home. I didn’t let it paralyze me or let it rule my life, however. I did continue to walk home. We lived in a generally safe area, it was before cell phones and I was too young to drive. No way was I going to let this stop me...