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 Writing Returns in this Critical Time: An Overview

Astrology Writing Returns in this Critical Time: An Overview

  It’s been a while since I wrote on here. I was burned out after writing two books in two years. I hope you have been following my posts on Instagram and/or Facebook. I am also human and 2020 has hit us like an earthquake (we literally had a 5.7 earthquake here in Utah which shook us to our bones), tornado and more. Astrologers all knew something big was coming this year as a plethora of planets lined up in Capricorn with the biggest focus being on the Saturn/Pluto conjunction of January 12th. Other factors are always involved of course and the Venus/Uranus conjunction in Taurus and the Sun/Neptune conjunction in Pisces both happening on March 8th definitely can be associated with the sudden rapid spread outside of China where it began. Thanks to my friend and mentor, Erin Sullivan, for pointing that out. There’s also a very good argument for the fact that Pluto in Capricorn is squaring goddess of chaos and discord, Eris, 5 times over the next 18 months and the first exact square was on January 26th. The other dates are June 14th 2020, Dec 10th 2020, Aug 27 2021 and Oct 8 2021. As Pluto and Eris move so very slowly and were not discovered until 1930 and 2005 respectively so this square is something we have not consciously experienced before. It’s commonly known in Astrology that a planets influence becomes active in our consciousness after discovery. Here we have the planet of death and rebirth and deeper psychological shadow forces, Pluto, combining with a newly discovered energy, Eris that is being revealed to...
Astrology of the Full Wolf Moon 1/1/2018 at 11˚ Cancer

Astrology of the Full Wolf Moon 1/1/2018 at 11˚ Cancer

Astrology of the Full Wolf Moon 1/1/2018 (2nd in some parts of the world) at 11˚ Cancer Time to howl at the Moon On New Year’s Day here in the USA’s wonderful West (it will be on the 2nd on the East Coast and beyond), there is a deeply emotional and powerful Full Moon. And it’s all the 1’s and 11’s. First day of the first month in a universal 11/2 year at 11˚ and 37’ — and 3+ 7 = 1. So, that’s a 1/1/11 at 11.1. And the Full Moon is aspecting Neptune in Pisces at 11˚. And it’s a Supermoon. And she is in her own sign, Cancer, adding to the power. Holy guacamole! What a way to start the calendar year!. Cancer is a water sign and is nurturing, sensitive, responsive, insecure and moody. The exact trine to Neptune in Pisces bringing in psychic sensitivity, mysticism imagination, more hypersensitivity and escapism. A wide trine to Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio adding emotional depth and complexity, obsession, and intensity to the alchemic pot. Also in the crucible of this Full Moon is the fact that a Full moon IS an opposition and this one is opposite to, not only the Sun in Capricorn, but also Venus, Lilith, Saturn and Pluto. The divine feminine presence of Venus and Lilith sandwiched between the core energy of the Sun, the transformative presence of Pluto and the mastery of Saturn in his own sign. Mix this all in the alchemical crucible of astrology and this gives us a POWERFUL kite configuration with the focal planet of the Kite being the Sun and it’s close...
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...