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...
Mars on the Bendings and Uranus Direct

Mars on the Bendings and Uranus Direct

  There’s so much to talk about around this New Year’s Full Moon that I decided to write a second post! Hours after the big release of the Wolf Super Full Moon, that I wrote about in this article if you missed it, Uranus turns direct and Mars in Scorpio exactly squares the Lunar Nodes. Uranus turned retrograde on Aug 2 2017 at 28˚ 32′ Aries and now turns direct on Jan 2 2018 at 24˚ 34′ of Aries. Uranus stations can bring sudden turns of fortune and life changing events, especially if you have any planets or angles around the degree of the station (24˚). The station of an outer planet is also a point of tension and release and this station is especially major because it comes so soon after the release of the Super Moon and means that all the main planets are now direct. Full speed ahead! The Sabian Symbol for the degree of the station is: “THE POSSIBILITY FOR MAN TO GAIN EXPERIENCE AT TWO LEVELS OF BEING. KEYNOTE: The revelation of new potentialities. In some unspecified way the symbol is a guarantee that man can operate successfully at two levels of consciousness, if he has previously met the condition mentioned in the preceding symbol. “Be open. Be able and willing to shape your translucent mind in the form revealing spiritual fulfillment. And you will be able to experience life and power on inner as well as outer planes.” The implied message is one of faith. Man can only truly experience what he deeply believes he can experience. It announces the possibility of a new step...
Venus Retrograde: How To Make The Most Of It

Venus Retrograde: How To Make The Most Of It

Tomorrow Venus goes retrograde (appears to go backwards from our perspective) until Sept 6. Now there is a lot of, in my opinion, fear and nonsense spouted about this retrograde (as there is Mercury retrogrades). I like to look at a deeper level than ‘your relationships will be up for review’ - though they will :).  I like to look at what it means at a deeper level for your souls evolution. Any retrograde has a purpose and the whole picture needs to be looked at! Venus turns retrograde at 0 degrees Virgo where she is conjunct with the fixed star Regulus. I know techy, but ignore this and skip to the message if you are not interested in learning some of the astrology. To cut a long story short we are, as I say often, moving into a New Astrological Age, the age of Aquarius (an age is around 2-2500 years). The age of personal freedom, originality, uniqueness, anarchy, unpredicability, socially conscious and a time that will honor diversity and difference. Many, many astrologers think we really started to move into the age of Aquarius when Regulus moved in Virgo from Leo in 2012. Now Regulus moves extremely slowly, 26000 years to move through all twelve signs. So it will be in Virgo for a long time. Now Regulus is kind of the royal star and astrologer Michael Lutin said: “We stand at this very moment on the threshold of a new age: the age of Regulus In Virgo. The Age Of The Common Woman. Looking back about two thousand years ago, we see that sometime around the time...

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini

Mercury Retrograde I barely dare utter those words as I expect the moans and groans to start. We entered the ‘shadow’ yesterday as Mercury reached 4° 33′ of Gemini which is the degree that Mercury will return to during the retrograde period. Not that the planet actually turns backwards, this is apparant backward motion from our perspective. The trickster actually stations to turn retrograde on the 18th and 19th May right after the next New Moon. I shall be talking about this on my New Moon Intention Call on Friday May 8. If you would like to join me please register here for call details and to receive the recording. The first thing I want to say is DO NOT BE AFRAID! All the planets go retrograde and Mercury goes retrograde three (and occasionally four) times a year. It’s a phenomenom to work with rather than resist and fear. It has a purpose. Mercury rules communication, motion, activity, cars/transportation and mechanics, the internet, information, contracts, writing and speaking. And siblings. All of these areas are up for review, reflection, redoing, re-organizing and rethinking. And in Gemini, which Mercury rules, this is likely to be powerful. And I mean that in a positive way! Use this time to look at things a little differently and it’s highly likely that you will receive some important inner revelations. It’s a time of heightened mental awareness, a time to go within and rethink a few things. It’s not the time to communicate the revelations outwardly perhaps, as communications are clouded. Things may be misheard. By both you and others. Slow down and pay attention...