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Eris Party in Aries

Eris Party in Aries

The classical story of the Greek goddess Eris crashing the party and starting a mean-girl smack down over a golden apple, eventually ends in the Trojan War.  So, to say that Eris is a bit of an instigator isn’t much of a stretch.  Now Eris (the dwarf planet) is at 24 degrees of Aries and the “par-tay” is coming to her.  She will be experiencing a series of conjunctions over the course of the next several weeks with Venus (4/10), the Sun (4/14), Mercury (4/16), and Ceres (4/23).  Lest we forget, Eris is in a year-long square with Pluto, which you can read more about in my Eris square Pluto blog post. 

So how are these interludes with the Goddess of Discord likely to go down?  That’s a good question.  First you should know that if you have any aspects within 22 – 26 degrees of the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), get ready to feel the burn.  This is about justice for old grievances. People that have felt marginalized and disrespected will have to determine if they want revenge (Eris) or if they want to effect change that will live on long after they are gone.

4/10 – Venus conjunct Eris in Aries is also sextiling Mars in Gemini and, of course, square Pluto in Capricorn.  Venus is about the things that we love, and value, and all of that is changing… so it is time to reevaluate what and who those things are.

4/14 – Sun conjunct Eris will involve your ego. If you are feeling extra “revengy” around this time, remember to temper this energy.  Eris can be really divisive, and you can easily burn bridges.  Look and see what house is ruled by Aries in your chart.  This will indicate the area of life where you might do some damage if you’re operating on auto-pilot.  This is a day to be “present” in your body and fully conscious of your actions.  Fair warning: if this is happening in your 10th house, you might have trouble at work that leads to you walking out…or being escorted by security.

4/16 – Mercury conjunct Eris could grant new insights or understanding around issues or events that have caused feelings of deprecation or disparagement in the past. If you can turn off your flame-thrower for a sec, you might understand the reasons behind whatever incidents created those feelings to begin with.

4/23 – Ceres conjunct Eris is probably the most challenging of all these conjunctions. Ceres indicates the things that nourish us, but also great loss and despair. This can trigger something beyond fear, especially when the survival instincts kick-in and take over. On this day, Venus and Mercury will be conjunct with Uranus in Taurus and that could bring either chaos or catharsis.

It’s really important to note what house these conjunctions (including any aspects that might be involved), to 24 degrees of Aries, are happening in.  You can get a free birth chart at Foxy Astrology, and this will inform you of what area/areas of life you should consider being more mindful of during this time. 

Bottom line: This is a radical two weeks of deep change that can get you closer to your end-game or throw you way off course.  Consider being an observer first and maintain a “check yourself before you wreck yourself” mindset. If used wisely, these powerful conjunctions can be life-changing.  However, without setting intentions for the highest and greatest good for all — we could be cleaning up from this party for a very, very long time.

Venus on Fire

Venus on Fire

Do you know what your Venus sign is?  This is the sign that Venus was in at the time of your birth.  You can go to Foxy Astrology and create your birth chart to find this placement.  Every eight years we experience a Venus Return, which is when transiting Venus returns to the same place in the sky where it was when you were born.

Because of the shape of Venus’s orbit, it is probably pretty close to your Sun sign — usually never more than one or two signs away. If you have Venus conjunct or within the same sign as your Sun, then you are almost guaranteed to possess a beautiful soul; one that gives you that “special something” that folks just can’t put their finger on.  Whatever “it” is… you most likely have “it!”

The relationship between your Venus and your Sun can tell a lot about who and what attracts you.  Venus is the ruler of the things we love and value.  If Venus comes before your Sun in your natal chart then she is expressed as the ‘Morning Star’ and you are more direct in your relationships.  You might prefer getting straight to business and save the foreplay for another day. If Venus comes after your Sun, then she takes on the guise of the ‘Evening Star’ and as such, prefers to wait for the object of her desire to make the first moves. This is the signature of a person that likes to be romanced and enjoys the build-up before the pay-off.  

Full Moon in Libra

March 28 is the Full Moon at 8 degrees and 18 minutes of Libra, but opposing this celestial body is a hella stellium (three or more celestial objects in a sign or house) in Aries. This cadre of celestial combustion consists of: Kassandra, the Sun, Chiron, and Venus.  Let’s break this down:

  • Kassandra is the quintessential victim of the narcissist but possesses the gift of premonition;
  • The Sun represents our true self — our ego;
  • Chiron represents our wound; and
  • Venus represents the things that we love and value.

Theses influences will all be conjunct in Aries — the first sign and of the zodiac — representing the self. The Full moon will be working on finding equilibrium in Libra.  Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac and represents your relationship to others. Full Moons are a time of release and this could be a fantastic opportunity for profound healing; especially around issues from early life that might still be holding you back.  

The work you do at this time is crucial to moving forward.  Only a few weeks away is the New Moon in Aries and this will be time to test out this Full Moon recalibration.

New Moon in Aries

This is really the beginning of the end of old patterns and is important as we move into April. We find yet another stellium at the end of Aries, during the Aries New Moon (4/11) with the Sun conjunct the Moon at 22 degrees and 24 minutes of Aries.  Ceres will be at the front of this divine feminine renewal, reminding us of what we need to nourish ourselves. Venus will continue traveling with the Sun, but will be joining Eris — the goddess of discord — who reminds us to do just a tiny bit of harm, and take no sh*t.

Look as see what sign and house your natal Venus is in and use the energy of these two Moons to reevaluate how that is changing. Venus will help you determine what you need to nourish yourself now. This New Moon presents us with a lot of divine feminine energy, but instead of a traditional soft and ladylike ambience, I think this is an opportunity to turn your engines up to 11 and let them burn brightly in a new way.

Aries Equinox – March 20, 2021

Aries Equinox – March 20, 2021

The Aries Equinox heralds the new astrological year.  Depending on what hemisphere you live in, you are about to enjoy the coming of Spring or Fall; both are lovely in my book.

When the Sun comes back to 0 degrees and 00 minutes of Aries — known as the vernal equinox — it’s a time of the year where the day and the night are in balance (equal in length). This specific degree is known as the Aries Point in astrology. This point vibrates with the other Cardinals signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).  Zero degrees of any one of the Cardinals signs can be considered the “Aries Point”.  These degrees mark the beginning of the:

  • 1st House – Physical self, personality, early childhood
  • 4th House – Your home, family, ancestry
  • 7th House – Partners, relationships, marriage
  • 10th House – Career, reputation, social responsibility

These houses rule our relationship with ourselves, our family, significant others, and our career. They also represent the beginning point for each of the four seasons. These are the “pillars” of our evolution so, if you have anything near 0 degrees of any of the Cardinal signs…you are really going to feel this renewal of energy.  This is a pattern you may be very familiar with, or this could be the year to start paying attention to how to best tap into this primal energy. You can find the Aries Point in your personal natal chart at Foxy Astrology.  Just click on the “Create Your Birth Chart” link under my blog posts.

Other celestial seeds of influence

Let’s talk about some of the longer-term aspects that are sprinkled in here and what else we celebrate at this time. Resurrection is a major theme at this time of the year.  As we balance the light of the Sun (day) with the dark of the Moon (night), it’s like a reboot not only for the Earth, but for the individual as well. 

  • This year the Sun will only be 2 degrees away from Venus in Pisces.  This represents the deepest desires for what we love and value and can give you the motivation you need to be authentic about your choices. 
  • Also, there is a stellium in Gemini surrounding the North Node, or the future collective destiny of all of us.  There is Mars at 9 degrees, the North Node at 13 degrees, the Moon at 16 degrees, and Psyche at 18 degrees.  This is very much a focus on the future and learning more about rapid changes to communication, quantum leaps in technology, and how you adjust to living in this new paradigm that changes before you can even master it.  We are all newly born indeed.

A celebration of rebirth

Have you heard of the Germanic goddess known as Ostara?  Her name means, “moving in the direction of the Sun.” When Christians were creating there annual celebrations they often borrowed from their Pagan friends and they adopted the “resurrection” of the Earth to represent the resurrection of Jesus Christ as well.  Ostara became known as Easter. 

Just like the Aries point itself, the beginning of the zodiac — as well as the first house of the self — could be represented by the fertilization of the egg; another symbol prevalent at this time of the year.  Who hasn’t enjoyed an afternoon decorating, hiding, and then searching for the bright and colorful Easter eggs? A representation of our inescapable cycle of existence: birth, growth, death, and rebirth.

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Psyche conjunct the North Node of the Moon – March 2021

Psyche conjunct the North Node of the Moon – March 2021

Once upon a time…there was an asteroid named Psyche and she was exactly conjunct the future destiny of the universe.  Hold-up! That isn’t just a story, it is actually happening.  Psyche and the North Node are about to exactly conjunct in Gemini, but they will be conjunct most of March 2021. 

Psyche means “soul” in Greek and in astrology she represents not just our soul, but our perceived needs, particularly in the relationship department. When she is conjunct the North Node of the Moon it is time to take inventory of your soul’s journey and what — and maybe who — you need for the road ahead.

One of the things that I love about Psyche is that her mythology is the basis for several fairy tales: Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella. Even though Psyche struggles with experiences that are frightening and heart-breaking, they allow her to mature and undergo great personal transformation; leading to the discovery of her authentic self. The asteroid Psyche was discovered in on March 17, 1852, during Pisces Season.  Is it any wonder that Pisces rules the 12th House, and relates to the mind and the deep connection to the soul?  I am sure Carl Jung’s reply would be, “Duh!”

The Nodes of the Moon are elliptical points, not actual celestial objects.  The North Node represents our dharma (future destiny), and the South Node represents our karma (past/past life).  They always travel retrograde, and they are always exactly opposite in a chart.  You have your own nodes in your natal chart, but the nodes in the main chart, the collective chart, impacts all our lives.

Currently, the North Node in the main chart is in Gemini and the South Node is in Sagittarius.  The Gemini/Sagittarius axis deals with gathering information/needing to find meaning in our lives. With Psyche conjunct our collective future destiny in Gemini (the sign of the Twins) it could be time to consider the duality of the world.  Remember, there are two sides to every story, and then there’s the truth.

The  Psyche/North Node conjunction goes on most of this month but will be exact on Saturday, March 6 at 15 degrees and 21 minutes of Gemini. If you plot Psyche in your chart (she is asteroid #16) you can find your true soul’s desire.

  • If you have anything between 13 – 17 degrees of any of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) you could really feel this challenge to your perception or understanding of your future path and who you might be taking, or not taking, with you.
  • If you have anything between those same degrees in Libra, or especially Aquarius, you could experience this as a huge personal breakthrough.  Right now, Jupiter is conjunct Mercury in the around that 17 – 18 degree mark of Aquarius so this could be hugely inspirational for everyone but especially folks with major aspect at those degrees.

As we experience soul growth our story continues to change and evolve. Studying your natal chart can help you understand how you have changed, and where you are evolving to.  If you are over 35 years of age you might want to consider getting a progressed chart done; it can be quite enlightening since it tracks the evolution of your chart placements, which progress as you live your life.  So, for example, a Capricorn could eventually become more like a Pisces as time goes on. I don’t know about you — but after climbing up all those mountains — taking a nice long swim could be the best happily-ever-after.

Mars in Gemini – March 3 – April 23, 2021

Mars in Gemini – March 3 – April 23, 2021

Get ready for bright ideas and brilliant conversations. Communication will be speeding up and flying free as Mars moves into Gemini. The last time that the warrior traveled through Gemini was in 2019.

Most recently, this passionate, feisty warrior spent six months transiting in his rulership of Aries (8/16/20 – 1/6/21). So, with his move into Taurus (fixed Earth) at the beginning of the year, we all may have gotten a bit bogged down with overindulgence. With Mars in the sign of the bull we sleep more, we eat more; we take our time.  But Mars is about passion, volatility, and urgency. So now that Mars is moving into Gemini (mutable air), get ready to fly.

Mars in mutable air is the passionate, chatty, social butterfly.  After all of this time in lockdown we can feel the winds of change. We want to get out and communicate and be in the world. Most likely, we will start to see the virus begin to ebb, and this will allow us the opportunity to get out there. It’s time for the discussions and interactions that we have put off or haven’t been able to get to for the last year. 

There are some pitfalls to this new-found desire for interaction…you might actually have to shut up and listen. The need for you to get your point across could be so intense that you might forget that listening, understanding, and acknowledging is part of a conversation — probably the most important part. 

Things will be coming at you fast and furiously; it is vital that you don’t forget to breathe. If you meet this energy with that same volatility…misunderstanding, anger, and hurt feelings could knock you off course.  Keep it light and don’t forget to listen to your heart… and to others’ words and intentions.

Below I have noted some important dates and aspects that might help you maneuver your way through the next month and a half.  If you want to fly, you need to know what you are about to navigate:

Dates of note:

  • 3/3 – Mars enters Gemini until April 23
  • 3/13 – 3/17 – Mars sextile Chiron in Aries – Desire to make some progress on healing that old wound.
  • 3/17 – 3/21 – Mars trine Saturn in Aquarius Time to revisit your boundaries.
  • 3/24 – 3/28 – Mars conjunct the North Node in Gemini – Get inspired to move you forward in life.
  • 4/5 – 4/9 – Mars square Neptune in Pisces – Easily distracted, prone to gossip, watch out for infections and viruses.
  • 4/12 – 4/14 – Mars semi-square Uranus in Taurus – Be on alert! Watch where you step and what you say.
  • 4/15 – 4/17 – Mars trine Jupiter in Aquarius– Time to vibe with you tribe; getting the itch to plan a trip.
  • 4/17 – 4/18 – Mars inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn – Awkward!  Need to transform; be the butterfly.
Ceres in Aries – Feb. 22 – May 9, 2021

Ceres in Aries – Feb. 22 – May 9, 2021

On February 22, the dwarf planet Ceres will leave Pisces and enter into Aries until May 9. Ceres had been in Pisces a significant portion of 2020, due to her retrograde, but now she is moving into Aries and her focus (and ours) will shift dramatically around the things that nourish our souls.

While in Pisces, Ceres focuses on illness, loss, grief, and the cycle of death and rebirth. In the last year we have all experienced dealing with these themes.  During this period, you may have had to make significant sacrifices to continue to survive, or your survival may have been challenged by unforeseen circumstances. Ceres has been sitting at the last degree of Pisces (29˚) over the course of time that the winter storm Uri and the Polar Vortex ripped across the U.S.; many have suffered as this ‘critical’ degree was activated strongly by this dwarf planet.

Ceres (Demeter in Greek mythology) is the goddess of agriculture and the harvest; she also represents how we give and receive nurturing. The most well-known myth about this goddess is when Pluto (her brother) kidnapped her daughter (with her other brother Jupiter) Persephone and spirited her away to the Underworld.  Ceres’ grief was so terrible that she refused to allow the plants to grow, causing great famine.  Jupiter had to intervene with Pluto, and he agreed to return Persephone to her mother, but she had eaten food from the Underworld, so she had to return to Hades four months of the year (Winter).  During that time, things are dormant; nothing grows until Persephone returns to her mother in Spring and stays with her until the end of the harvest season. 

So now that you have a better picture of Ceres as the deeply devoted nurturer… how do you find her in your chart?  The symbol/glyph for this goddess is a scythe, but also looks a bit like a ‘?’ sitting on a ‘+’ in your chart.  Some astrological programs automatically add Ceres, Juno, Pallas Athena, and Vesta (the last four goddesses are classified as asteroids). Ceres was officially upgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006, along with Pluto, Eris, Makemake, and Haumea. Where she sits in your chart affects how you nurture others and how you need to be nurtured in return.

{Tip: If you go to Foxy Astrology (right under my blog posts on the homepage) you will see a link to create your birth chart. Once you enter your information and draft your chart, you can look under ‘settings’, select ‘planets/asteroids’, and check the box next to ‘Ceres’.

Now Ceres is leaving the soft, sensitive, mutability of Pisces for Aries, and the focus of our nurturing will shift. The first degree of Aries (0˚) is very important. Not only is this a critical degree, but it is the beginning of the zodiac and known as the Aries Point.  Aries rules the 1st house of the self; with Ceres moving into Aries, the focus will shift to fiery, passionate, and actionable energy. It is time to call back your energy and pursue the things that nurture and nourish your soul.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

I have done more astrological readings then I can count, and they all boil down to people wanting to know about two things: love and money.  Venus happens to rule both of these two things; she is also the ruler of the 2nd house (Taurus — the things that we love and value) and the 7th house (Libra —  the house of marriage and contractual relationships). 

Love supposedly makes the world go round, but let’s face it – love can also make people a little crazy.  People who don’t have it, want it…and people that have it often find that it doesn’t always bring the happiness and fulfillment that they imagined.  The really crazy thing is that there is so much more to a person than just love and money.  Don’t get me wrong — they are important pieces of the pie, but most people focus on these aspects alone and lose sight of the big picture.  A good astrological reading can provide so much insight, and yet we still want/need these “things” above all others — particularly the love bit.

Where Venus is located in your chart is very important; you can get a free birth chart at Foxy Astrology so you can locate her. Just knowing where Venus lives in your chart can tell you a lot about what your wants and needs are. Often these will be expanded by Jupiter aspects, could be made long-term by Saturn aspects, or if the Sun is involved you could really be feeling yourself (and someone else too).  Anytime you have Venus in a harmonious aspect with these guys it normally means things are happening in the fun, romance, or maybe even the serious commitment department. 

Harmonious aspects are conjunctions (0 – 3˚), sextiles (60˚) or trines (120˚), but if you are looking for love then there a few areas of your chart that can clue you in on if you are putting your aspects to good use.  I mean, why waste your time on Mr./Mrs. Right when you might only be in the market for Mr./Mrs. Right Now?

I Just Wanna Have Some Fun!

The 5th house, where Leo resides (although your 5th house is most likely in another sign), rules love, romance, play, and is all about the fun.  If you have Venus, Jupiter or the Sun moving through this house or aspecting one of your planets in this house — bada bing, get ready for a fling. That doesn’t mean it won’t be more — but knowing the energy will help you just relax and enjoy without putting all your cards on the table.

Put A Ring On It

The 7th house is where Libra resides in the main chart and is ruled by Venus. This house is often call “the House of Marriage” and it represents contractual, long-term relationships. If Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Sun or any combo of these celestial bodies are moving into the 7th house in your chart, you might be hearing wedding bells… or at least signing a lease with someone.  The year that I got married — more than 20 years ago — Saturn was moving into my 7th house. I’m still married today… so, thanks Saturn! 

Checked the Progressed

If you haven’t had your progressed chart done and you are looking for long-term love, it can be really helpful.  The Moon represents our emotions and internal life. The progressed moon moving through your 7th house can be great indication that a significant union could be in your future.  If you are over 35, then getting a progressed reading can be very expansive for all areas of your life since you have evolved a bit since birth.  If you are considering a long-term union getting a synastry reading (comparing two charts) is a very helpful.  Learning about the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship with your Mr./Mrs. Right can help you take your relationship to a deeper level of understanding for both of you.

Crazy in Love

In the immortal words of Freddy Mercury, “I kinda like it, crazy little thing called love!” And why?  Because love has spiritual and chemical dimension and nothing else can compare to that blissful release of dopamine and oxytocin — that intoxicating feeling of being completely alive.

Chariklo in Aquarius – until February 2028

Chariklo in Aquarius – until February 2028

You might be asking yourself, “WTF is Chariklo!” Ok, so she’s a bit on the esoteric-side, but if you gotten this far…come closer, ahem, but not that close.  Chariklo is Chiron’s wife and she is all about the boundaries.

You know who Chiron is, right?  Besides the hubby of the most noble and giving soul in the universe, Chariklo — he is the wounded healer. Most astrologers treat him like a planet these days even though he is an asteroid, but not just any asteroid. Chiron is a centaur that represents that wound that you get to carry around with you for your entire incarnation on your current wheel of fortune.  Just wait until you hit 50/51 and you get to experience your first Chiron return.  Good times!

Chariklo recently entered into Aquarius where she will remain until early February of 2028.  As the 11th sign of the zodiac, Aquarius rules your social circle—yes, even all those ridiculous groups that you join on social media for no good reason. The 11th house also possesses a humanitarian aspect to things — especially in relationship to any projects that you may get involved with. 

There is a ginormous stellium (when three or more planets, celestial objects, etc., converge in a sign or house) that is growing in Aquarius with the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury Rx, and Pallas Athena.  That is a lot of energy in that 11th house, not to mention the Aquarius New Moon will be happening on 2/11.  Now Chariklo is in there for the long-haul (2/2028) so she is a little late to the party, but she is ready to get down with her bad self — literally just herself.

Even though Chariklo is classified as a centaur asteroid, technically she is a nymph. She holds space for her hubby, the wounded healer (Chiron), but she also represents the personal process of individuation.  She holds the “space” that you need to achieve a sense of “self” that is separate from the others so you can consciously co-exist in this world. If your mind is blown, fantastic!  You are in the right place.

So as Chariklo moves through Aquarius/11th house, this eight-year transit will be about establishing boundaries for yourself in relationship to the groups of which you are a part.  It is important that you can see beyond the boundaries of the current collective social structure. That is why being conscious about the groups you join or participate in is important. 

Time is the most precious commodity that we have; Chariklo can help you to make sure that you don’t waste another precious minute.  Chariklo will give you the grace to look beyond the boundaries of your existing social networks so that you can co-exist with your peeps, without losing your sense of self.

Look and see where Aquarius is in your chart; you can go to Foxy Astrology to get a free birth chart. See what house Aquarius rules in your chart.  That is the area of life where you might consider where your current relationship boundaries stand and if they need a bit of an overhaul.  This won’t happen overnight, but you might already be seeing some signs of where you need to establish, or reestablish, your sovereign space.

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius – Jan. 30-Feb. 20, 2021

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius – Jan. 30-Feb. 20, 2021

Ready for a rewind of the mind?  The first Mercury retrograde of 2021 is here and will herald an entire year of Mercury retrograding in air signs.

Mercury goes retrograde typically three times per year.  Some years we might get an extra one, like a bonus track, but the rule of thumb is three.  This portends a time for miscommunication, technical difficulties, travel challenges, etc. However, it can also present a great opportunity to do a rewind on anything in your life that involves communications – so, essentially everything – but you can narrow down the tracks by knowing what house Aquarius rules in your chart.  You can go to Foxy Astrology and get a free birth chart to find this information.

In 2020, Mercury started all of his retrograde periods in water signs (Pisces 2/17, Cancer 6/18, Scorpio 10/14). In 2021 we have all three Mercury retrogrades in air signs:

  • Aquarius – 1/30 – 2/20 (Fixed Air)
  • Gemini – 5/29 – 6/22 (Mutable Air)
  • Libra – 9/27 – 10/18 (Cardinal Air)

Air signs are about communication, thinking, doing, and socialization.  Aquarius traditionally rules the 11th house of the zodiac, which is about the collective, kindred spirits – basically the people you would join a fan club with.

The first retrograde period is in Aquarius with no less than three other planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, and the Sun. Add in Mercury going retrograde at 26 degrees and that is a whole lotta of backtracking in Aquarius (fixed air).  Not to mention that this energy will be squaring Uranus in Taurus (fixed earth). This is significant because squaring energy brings on internal conflict, and in two fixed signs this conflict will require change to our perception of the things we love and value.

{ Note – Aquarius and Taurus are both fixed signs, which is a quality know for its stubbornness, but also having what it takes to get the job done.

Music of the spheres anyone?

Mercury and Uranus are harmoniously connected and work together to impact us and our minds. Uranus rules Aquarius, and Mercury rules Gemini — both air signs– and both signs that Mercury will be retrograding in this year.  Mercury guides our conscious thoughts and Uranus guides our unconscious thoughts; they just operate on different levels, like a “chord progression” to produce a harmonic frequency.

Mercury is the lower octave of Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius.  To understand the lower octave concept, first we have to establish that Mercury is a “personal” planet. This simply means that he impacts our daily life because he moves through the zodiac rather quickly, spending 14 – 30 days in each sign.  Uranus is an “outer” planet that moves slowly and impacts us generationally, spending about seven years in a sign.

During the first Mercury retrograde in Aquarius (while Uranus is in Taurus), our consciousness could take some major quantum  leaps.  This could lead to mental fatigue…especially regarding use of technical devices for communication. So basically, we will all need to take a timeout! If you have considered practicing meditation, this would be the optimal time to start. If you are already a meditator, get ready to connect to the music of the spheres! 

Having three retrograde periods, all in air signs, will actually provide a great opportunity to tune into the multiple “Aha!” moments we will all be experiencing. This year is one that will definitely blow our minds!

Venus in Aquarius – February 1-25

Venus in Aquarius – February 1-25

Are you ready to fall in love?  Venus will be entering into Aquarius on February 1st and staying afloat there until the 25th.  In Aquarius, Venus can let her hair down and sometimes will let her freak flag fly… which will most likely be the case since she will be squaring Uranus in Taurus for almost a week (Feb. 3 – 10). Do you know what house Aquarius rules in your chart?  You can go to Foxy Astrology and get a free birth chart; look and see what house Aquarius is in and see how this free-lovin’ energy is going to impact you. Venus isn’t just about the way we love; she is also about the things that we value. 

Co-ruled by Uranus and Saturn, Aquarius is a contradiction that makes sense in collaboration. In Aquarius we value not only the scientific hypothesis (Uranus), but also the proving of the theory (Saturn). Aquarius is Fixed Air, which also seems like a contradiction in terms.  How do you stop the unstoppable? The unpredictable?  Well, maybe it’s time for a bit of a shake-up in the love department and explore the possibilities as Venus gets her groove on.

There will be four other planets moving through Aquarius, and Venus will take a turn on the metaphorical dance floor with each one: Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mercury Rx. This could lead to controlled chaos within your closest relationships, but also some much needed growth through exploration. 

When Venus squares Uranus in Taurus, sudden changes to money and love could crop up.  It’s imperative to be flexible and observant.  How do you feel: fear, exhilaration, anger, elation? How can you best use this energy to breakthrough any stagnation and move forward?

We have been locked down for almost an entire year, so it is crucial that you get an opportunity to break free of this “Groundhog Day,” existence that we find ourselves living.  We have had many opportunities to review our closest relationships during this unprecedented time; what have you learned?  What do you love and value now that you have been “tested”?

Venus likes to do things differently while she is moving though Aquarius. You can use this energy to get back in touch with your best mates on a zoom call, join an online community that explores one of your secret desires, or start planning an “in-person” event for later this year.  Venus in Aquarius is in love with life and limitless possibilities.  We could all use a shot of that right about now!