Last year was nearly cut exactly in half, with the first part the most productive, for once we came to end of June, Mars began to retrograde June 25 to August 27 , and his little copycat brother, Mercury, did the same July 25 to August This was unfortunate, because from June 26 to August 27 last year, it was nearly impossible to make solid progress.
The eclipses, always harbingers of change, layered their messages over the situation with retrograde Mars in July and August. Just when we thought we were coming out from under this heavy planetary cloud cover, Venus went retrograde October 3 to November 16 , and again, little Dennis-the-Menace Mercury decided to retrograde too, from November 16 to December 6, It was not until December 6 that we could start to rev up our engines to push forward assertively on goals and dreams, knowing plans would stick.
Much of last year was meant to look back and fix what was broken, not move ahead, but that all changes now. Venus, Mars, and Mercury are the three planets we feel the most when retrograde because they orbit closest to earth. Happily, love- beauty- and money-goddess Venus and action-hero Mars will not retrograde even once in This assures a productive year ahead with plenty of energy and a variety of options.
Mercury will retrograde, of course, as he does every 12 weeks or so, so note, Mercury will retrograde during almost all of March, July, and much of November. I have a section on Mercury retrograde in my Year Ahead book. Of the three, Mars has a very big role to play in helping you launch successful ventures, for he acts as a booster rocket to get big projects into space with a strong orbit.
Once the main rocket is in orbit, the booster is no longer needed, so Mars salutes the captain of the rocket ship, spins off, and heads to his next assignment. As you see, Mars adds energy to any strenuous effort. Mars will start the year in Aries and push quickly all the way to Scorpio in , bringing lots of projects and discussions up for planning and launch at a fast clip. Saturn will remain in Capricorn, a placement this teacher-taskmaster planet took up on December 23, , but will move very close to Pluto now in a very rare configuration. This only happens every 35 to 38 years, so this is a big feature of and of the coming year, , too.
Saturn and Pluto last met in and A conjunction is the strongest of all astrological aspects, for it denotes the start of a new cycle. Pluto contains energy and is associated with governments and large, multi-national corporations. He is associated with the masses of people. Saturn sets firm foundations and structures as well. These two planets will be a formidable force.
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Saturn and Pluto can be akin to two stern parents that hold a united front when parenting their children. When these two planets are friendly and acting as your advocate, as they will be in March, the end of August, mid-September, and the end of December, life is happy and sweet. However, when Saturn and Pluto want to teach us all a lesson, like on April 19 or October 27, it can be maddeningly frustrating with little recourse but to take on a fight with City Hall.
Some astrologers worry that when Saturn and Pluto are together, danger of the rise of totalitarian dictatorship is strong in nations around the world. Admittedly, that could be a concern. Full Moon with Mercury retrograde in the opposite sign! Support your friends and family and let them stand by you too as we move through long term changes and decisions this week.
Sunday: Aries Moon void from 9 am on after a couple of disruptive aspects with Mars and Pluto and one inspiring trine to Jupiter in Sagittarius. If you're feeling initiative for a new project or for some research on a grand idea for the future, go with it. Mars and Pluto challenge confidence and stir things up in personal relationships. Self vs others, self interests vs common good, and other similar themes influence our day.
Full Moon warmup is here. Today's color is Green. Monday: Taurus Moon nearly Full. This lunar cycle brings completion, release, and long term decisions. Mercury is retrograde so there may be some lingering questions and loose ends even as you move on from something. Break habits especially those you've tried to break before.
Moon meets Uranus challenging stability and security. Sun meets Mercury retrograde for revisions and reconnections. Today's color is Yellow. Opposite Mercury retro in Scorpio, this Moon is quite contrary about communication including emails, letters, instructions and schedules.
Loyalty is a huge deal and infidelity may be exposed. Things may not go as planned today, especially if a meeting or appointment or personal conversation is involved. Know when to stand your ground and when to surrender and compromise. Excessive stubbornness could hold you back from something worthwhile. Weigh your pros and cons carefully.
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Today's color is White. It could help us break a stagnant pattern or let go if we're holding on too tightly. Gemini Moon is about movement. Mercury aligns with Saturn for those big and overdue decisions and agreements. Mercury and Neptune team up for creativity and following dreams or interpreting them! The Sun aligns with Pluto and we may feel more optimistic or able to handle life's twists and turns.
Channel this strong emotional energy in healthy ways. Re-organizing may be called for. Today's color is Blue.
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Thursday: Gemini Moon opposite Venus can attract us to others with different perspectives, skills and outlooks from our own. Romance may follow in some cases. Intellectual matches will be made. Communicative and outgoing, this Gemini Moon squares Neptune and we need to cautious with unrealistic people or ideas. Take steps slowly, not rushing into wild plans.
Some will work through a creative block, with effort. Venus and Neptune also square, in mutable signs, and there's a feeling of wanting to break free and perhaps not fulfill promises. Try not to disappoint or at least explain why and ask forgiveness. Wear Pink today. This may contribute to Mercury retrograde activity which by the way is on until the 20th. Take things slow and step by step. Avoid major purchases and technical ones unless absolutely necessary and sure. Save receipts and know your options regardless. Mars aligns with the Moon in the morning, activating us around legal and contractual matters.
Uranus is in harmony with the Cancer Moon that arrives at am. We may need to protect our own and our family's best interests, add some security or defend our property, for examples. This looks like kind of a serious Friday. Plans close to home or at home are favored tonight. Wear Light Blue. Saturday: Cancer Moon for family and home priorities.
Saturn throws an authoritative and serious tone to the day with an opposition to the Moon. Family decisions and agreements may be necessary.
Otherwise, Mercury retro and Neptune align with the Moon for connections long overdue and for creative projects, writing, or working with color. Today's color is Indigo. Labels: mercury retrograde in Scorpio , Taurus Full Moon Read more and apply at www. I'd be honored to guide you in deepening your yoga practice and learning to share it with others. A relationship might start now, or an ongoing one may reach a high point with a confession of love, kisses, and plans made for the future. I love that Jupiter, now in Sagittarius, will send the full moon in Aries a golden beam to your fifth house of truelove.
This is the most romantic aspect possible and could mark the most romantic moment of for you.
The full moon falls on a Sunday, but you will start to feel the glow as soon as Friday, October 11, and it will continue until the full moon fully wanes by October Among these days, your very best days will be when the moon remains in Aries: October 12, 13, and If you want to have a baby, this full moon will help conception along. If you are trying to conceive to no avail, the entire week of October 11 to October 17 would be a good time to consult with a fertility doctor. If you are pregnant and due soon, you, your partner, or surrogate may go into labor over this full moon.
This full moon might alternatively bring news of a close family member who will be having a baby and give the entire family reason to celebrate. With our new subscription service you get forecasts for your sign each day of the year from the top astrologer in the world. To view the current horoscopes, click here.