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It’s the third week of October and both Mercury and Jupiter have stationed direct — a gentle relief, but a relief nonetheless. Jupiter’s muddy retrograde transit has gone on for about four months, making its impact less acute and its shadow period a lengthy one. Meanwhile, Mercury’s retrograde transit has certainly lived up to its reputation for chaos and confusion this Libra season and despite a shadow period that lasts two weeks, forward movement feels possible once again. But, possibility and
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It’s the second week of October and another week of Mercury retrograde, a fairly common transit that’s not afraid to make a name for itself this Libra season. Saturn stations direct in Aquarius on October 10th, offering a kind of stern relief in the face of exhaustive efforts to get the bare minimum done. “Here,” Saturn says, pulling out a sturdy cushion-less chair that wobbles just a little. “Rest.” Take it where you can get it, friends, and as often as you can, even when Oct 12th ushers in a r
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Astrologist, Rux, explains that we can predict events of great magnitude by analysing the slower moving planets. When the pandemic started, there was a very rare meeting between Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, a rare occurrence that happens only every couple of hundred years. Rux details how the planets coming together can impact society as a whole, and can be used to mark significant events on Earth, such as COVID-19.
Welcome to October, a month that most people treat as one extended celebration of pumpkins. The Sun is in Libra, Mars is in Libra, Mercury Rx is in Libra and so too is the new moon this week. It’s a house party only a Libra can throw, inviting people who don’t really want to be in the same room and acting like as long as there’s a very nice meal and some nostalgic conversation, things will all work out. Well, as Mercury-ruled Lauryn Hill once sang “everything is everything” and things will all w
The month ahead is ghoulish — filled with thrills, chills, and ghosts, due to the six planets that are retrograde in the beginning of the month: Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. October 6 brings the Libra new moon, which commences the day Pluto stations direct again in Capricorn, after a retrograde that began on April 27. We can expect heightened emotions, due to the intense energy. The Planet of Love, Venus, enters fiery Sagittarius on October 7, allowing us to take risks w
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It’s the last week of September and the first week of Mercury’s retrograde transit through Libra. But, with Mercury not only stationing retrograde just two days after Mars in Libra makes a trine to Saturn in Aquarius, but also just one day after the Sun in Libra makes a trine to true node in Gemini, it’s a two-steps forward, one-step back kind of dance — and a decidedly Libran one at that. The dance continues both when our last quarter moon in Cancer applies a square to the Sun in Libra, as well
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This week begins with a full moon in Pisces on Monday evening, but not before Mercury in Libra makes a trine to Jupiter in Aquarius. The combination of these two aspects offers a clarifying energy upon an otherwise muddy week. Clarity, in this case, has less to do with having all the facts straight and all the logistics ironed out, and more to do with recognising the fragile and unpredictable nature of the world upon which we map our timelines. Mercury in Libra creates space for multiple version
Welcome to the third week of September. Venus is in Scorpio and the nights are getting noticeably longer. The Sun still shines in Virgo and Mars pushes on besides our burning luminary, lighting fires under our cauldrons and warming up those of us with serious burnout. Wood and smoke just might be the theme, then, of this Earth-tinged week, especially when the first quarter moon rises in Sagittarius on the 13th. When the Sun in Virgo makes an opposition to Neptune in Pisces in the early hours of
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The first full week of September definitely has Big Virgo Energy. Of course, there’s Monday’s new moon in Virgo, a moon that makes a trine to Uranus in Taurus an hour after it perfects. If you’re thinking of making a big change, a drastic decision, an intense pivot of your previous path — the stars are with you. It’s a new year, Earthlings, dip your apples into honey and allow what’s past to be past. It’s worth noting that the new moon isn’t the only thing making waves in the sky on the 6th. The
Autumnal sunsets, cooler temperatures, and pumpkin spice lattes are not the only things coming our way in September. The month ahead brings a fiery mix of emotions, plenty of moments to reflect on the past, and ultimately, a chance to start anew.This month always fills us with new schemes we want to make reality, but September 6’s Virgo new moon will add confusion and uncertainty to our best-laid plans. Then on September 10 and 14, respectively, lovelorn Venus enters Scorpio and the action plane
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We’ve reached the end of August and the beginning of September — a week leading up to the new moon in Virgo on the 6th. Virgo is often associated with organisation, and so some people might mistake Virgo season for a period of time when everything comes together and fits just right. But, the sign of Virgo is just as much about perception as it is about action. Virgo, the analyst, is just as likely to spend their days surrounded by piles of chaos as they are spreadsheets, because, sometimes, in o
The fourth week of August opens up with a second full moon in Aquarius, and while the dog days of summer might be behind us, the stars are shining bright even as the storm clouds are still gathering. August 22nd isn’t just the day of the full moon, it’s also the day that Mars in Virgo makes a trine to Uranus, which has only recently begun its retrograde transit under the ever patient stars of Taurus. There’s definitely something to discern under these stars about willpower and flexibility, about
Lately you might have noticed ‘twin flame’ – the relationship term du jour – nestled into the captions of gushing social media posts or even slotted into horoscopes under ‘connections to look out for’. In July, Alicia Keys took to Instagram to celebrate her 11-year wedding anniversary with producer Swizz Beatz. The label was neatly centred in the caption: “Soulmates, Deeper than soulmates, Twin flames, An existential earthquake, My souls mirror.” At the end of last year Megan Fox also made headl