Astrology of the Cardinal Grand Cross Aug/Sept 2020: Fight the Power!

Astrology of the Cardinal Grand Cross Aug/Sept 2020: Fight the Power!

There’s a Cardinal Grand Cross in the Cosmos that is going to bring major tensions until the middle of September. “A Grand Cardinal Cross deals with power abuses and leadership. It calls upon us to bring balance and justice to those who govern and rule, and to be more humane in our own positions of authority.” https://astrostyle.com/aspects/grand-cross/ This particular Cardinal Grand Cross includes all the players in the year that will stay in infamy historically. Pandemics, riots, the murder of two people by a young white militia person who was ‘policing’ the protests, the UK hurtling towards a no deal Brexit at the end of the year, the craziest election in living history in the USA, hurricane Laura heading towards the Gulf coast as a Cat 4 and being described as ‘unsurvivable’. Add to this (thanks to @Anne Ortelee) a Thor’s Hammer this week and the week of Sept 3, when the Sun moves to 12˚ Virgo where Mercury is this week, that, to quote Anne, smites people and things. Thor’s Hammer is also known as the fist of God and when the hammer is dropped the shock waves ripple far and wide. It’s a volatile configuration. As this is from Mercury in Virgo, this could indicate news that will shock us to our core. The areas of the chart that are ‘smited’ — or even do the smiting — are 26˚ Aries and Capricorn, two of the degrees also contained in the Cardinal Grand Cross. If you have anything around those degrees there will be immense pressure. Please, please know that pressure creates diamonds and precious things, so even...
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...
Venus Retrograde in Gemini: Personal Reflections

Venus Retrograde in Gemini: Personal Reflections

  Venus goes retrograde every 19 months and every 19 months I do a Venus Retrograde Journey class. When Venus stationed retrograde at 21˚ Gemini on May 13th, the third iteration of this class began, with Venus stationing exactly opposing my Natal Twelfth house Sagittarius Sun. The Venus Star point, the point of her interior conjunction with the Sun, at 13˚ Gemini was conjunct my Sixth house Gemini Moon/Black Moon Lilith conjunction. This retrograde had a big impact on me. Lives change through this class but it often takes a while to emerge. Incidentally, this post is not about the class per se which is why I call it personal reflections. You may, however, realize some themes that are emerging for you also because Venus stationed direct on June 25th at 5˚ Gemini and reaches the exact point she stationed retrograde at, 21˚ 50′, shortly after 11pm MST on Tuesday July 28th, again exactly opposing my Twelfth house Sun and I now realize what’s emerging from this journey. Venus represents core values, harmony, relatedness to all things, love, money/finances, manifestation, and self worth. Gemini represents curiosity, thinking, communication, changeability, writing, mental agility and connection. Venus is the esoteric ruler of Gemini and “Venus in this position gives one the understanding of the spiritual purpose behind any relationship. On the personality level, Venus in Gemini frequently indicates two diametrically opposed relationships simultaneously occurring in a person’s life. He is often caught in a difficulty duality. “How can I have both?” which one do I choose?” The Higher Mind will always choose both, and then blend them into a harmonious third,...
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...
Astrology of Asteroid Juno: Carrying  the World.

Astrology of Asteroid Juno: Carrying the World.

  Juno occupies a powerful place in the Cosmos right now. Looking at the chart on the left (and ignoring the fast moving Moon for now) she is on her own on the Western Hemisphere (the right side is the Western Hemisphere in the astrology chart) of the chart, with all other planets and asteroids in the Eastern Hemisphere and the Lunar Nodes, currently at 2˚ Capricorn/Cancer forming the line between them all. This makes a bucket pattern in terms of Astrological configurations with Juno as the handle of the bucket. It’s a pattern I know well as my Gemini Moon is at the handle of a bucket in my own chart. Let’s take a look at the Juno myth before discussing what this means astrologically. Juno was one of the oldest Roman deities, the three original Gods, Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. She is associated with Hera in the Greek myths but belief in Juno pre-existed Hera and they are not the same. Juno had various names, Juno Regina (Queen), Juno Sospita (protector of confinement, childbirth), Juno Lucina (Light), Juno Moneta (Moon). She was said to be both the wife and sister of Jupiter, King of the Gods, and mother of Mars, whose father was not Jupiter but rather a flower — though many stories now say Jupiter. How interesting that the symbol for Juno looks like a flower. Juno is the protector of and the women her power has been long sidelined and underestimated as have all female deities during the Age of Pisces which roughly relates to the Age of Christianity. As we leave that Astrological Age and move...