APRIL MONTHLY HOROSCOPES 2021

By Rafael Pavarotti for British Vogue

ARIES / ARIES RISING

The Aries New Moon on April 12th will re-configure and consolidate plans, which helps guide you over the next six months. Venus and Mercury conjoin this lunation and are a positive influence; attracting like-minded people, business plans or communications. Mars entering Cancer on April 24th brings additional baggage to any big power moves.

TAURUS / TAURUS RISING

The Full Moon on April 27th occurs in Scorpio opposite your sign, making it easier to see underlaying complexities or dynamics within your relationships. Venus enters your sign April 16th bolstering your general vibe and making things freer flowing. Mars entering Cancer late in the month, might see a rise in micro-aggressions in your local surroundings, keep your cool.

GEMINI / GEMINI RISING

The New Moon on April 12th in Aries brings about a fresh change within your social groups and networks. Mercury and Venus hanging out on both sides of this lunation brings about fresh and pleasing social interactions and dynamics. The Full moon April 27th shines its attention towards your health and wellbeing, focusing on wellness and retreat. Taking some time out works wonders, thanks to Venus amping up the pleasure vibes.

CANCER / CANCER RISING

Mars shifting into Cancer in late April is something to keep an eye on, Mars likes to agitate the emotional waters of Cancer and the triggers will be stronger than usual. Venus helps by creating pleasing and attractive social dynamics, so from mid-April onwards, it’s a great time to get out and mingle, helping to smooth over any harsh edges. The New Moon in your career and reputation sector April 12th is a wonderful re-boot for career ambitions and starting a new chapter.


LEO / LEO RISING

Venus moving into your career and reputation sector always attracts attention and benefits. Uranus being co-present means some of these benefits / compliments might be surprising or unexpected. Mars shifts into Cancer late month, which could stir up the emotional depths or helps cut through any difficult emotions that you have been trying to work through, helping your emotional wellbeing. 


VIRGO / VIRGO RISING

This month’s New Moon on April 12th is in aspect with Venus and Mercury, creating a supportive and ingenious new phase regarding your resources and external sources of finance. New innovations in this area of life is supported. Mars moving into your social sector later in the month could see micro-aggressions or emotional outbursts. Patience and nurturing help smooth over any stirrings within your social networks.

LIBRA / LIBRA RISING

Having a strong New Moon in your relationship sector, helps you in asserting yourself within relationship dynamics, allowing your needs to be heard and supported. Mars shifts into your career and reputation sector towards the end of the month, creating lots of action and momentum to get things done. This also sees your reputation as the velvet hammer strike a supportive chord with many as you combine nurture and individuation.

SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING

Venus moves into Taurus April 15th making your relationships more dynamic and sensual; things really begin to spark on the relationship front, no matter what context. The Full Moon at the end of the month doubles down on this, allowing you to see your strength of bonds with others and highlighting those relationships that no longer work. The New Moon on April 12th begins a new cycle of improvement around health and vitality.

SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING

This month’s New Moon on April 12th enlivens your creative sector helping to fuel your appetite for pleasure and activities that nourish you. Venus shifts into your health and routine sector helping to lift your energy for life’s more laborious activities. By end of the month Mars moves into Cancer which could see some turbulence for any external resource or debts and loans, be mindful of trying to wrestle something into place if it’s not working.

CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING

Your home, family, ancestor sector has a lovely New Moon April 12th with Venus and Mercury involved; this brings in both pleasure and communication. Venus then shifts to your creative sector which enlivens and supports connection to children and creativity. Mars shifting into your relationship sector, might create some micro-aggressions. Look deeper, nurture and a soft approach might be what is being called for. 

AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING

Venus shifting into your home sector mid-month is the perfect time for any re-decorations or re-arranging to bring the pleasure focus back into the home.  Mars moving into your health and wellbeing sector, motivates health routines, supporting water-based activities for deeper feeling of release and wellbeing. Your home and career sector are highlighted with April’s Full Moon, hinting at realigning the balance between the two.

PISCES / PISCES RISING

Mars moves into your creative and children sector, helping motivate a deeper emotional connection to both topics. Mars can agitate so any frustrations or stirrings are best dealt with a nurture and softer approach. April 12th New Moon in Aries, begins a new cycle in your income and values sector, helping you to have a self-assured direction for the next 6 months. 

MARS TRANSIT OF GEMINI 2021

Robert Fludd, The Sun Breathing Life into the Cosmos, 1626

MARS IN GEMINI 2021

4 March – 24 April 2021 AEDT

Today Mars enters Gemini, after an elongated transit of Taurus; the sign of Mars detriment.  Mars entered Taurus, at the moment “That Bull Guy” image; symbolic to the Capital Hill riots was blazoned across the world media. Having this transit line up with such a striking image after such an epic retrograde phase in 2020, was something that only emphasised the potential trickiness of this Mars in Taurus phase, we are now exiting.  Longer than usual, it’s been a tough slog from early January until now. Things have been slower than usual to get up and running along with a resistance to big energetic pushes, or things just required way more motivation than usual. Slow and steady took over from big pushes, which essentially impeded Mars ability to do anything really constructive, as Mars likes fast rigorous action. 

Today with Mars shifting into Gemini, Mars is in a much better space to be able to use his skills and dynamism.  Gemini is a much more dynamic and changeable sign in comparison to the fixed earth of Taurus. Gemini is naturally more aligned to Mars nature and curiosities.  This stimulation of Mars allows for more momentum, traction and progress after a tedious transit of Taurus and retrograde phase in 2020. In short, Mars in Gemini will give strength and vigour to the mind.

Also, at the time of this ingress of Mars into Gemini, Mercury will be conjoining Jupiter for its final conjunction to Mercury in Aquarius. The Ruler of this Mars transit is blessed with the final integration of this three-hit conjunction of Mercury / Jupiter. Having Mercury / Jupiter meet for the third time, allows for information, a way forward, a new plan, new optimism or a new path forwards after a difficult or confusing January / February 2021. 

Having Mercury leave the final stages of its retrograde, along with its connection with Jupiter is extremely helpful and positive for Mars as he enters Gemini. Finally after 12 months we have a Mars making for more positive aspects to Saturn in-particular, allowing for more supportive Mars. Something that has been missing over the last 12 months, as the wrecking ball of Covid 19 began to hit our lives.

Today marks, what potentially we were seeking when we started 2021, by offering us a clearer path forwards, providing the energy and motivation after a difficult and frustrating first two months of the Year. Today we begin to see a more positive Mars influence, which has been missing from our lives over the past 12 months, as Mars begins to set a new pace and a new tone, which is now informed and guided by Jupiter’s influence on Mercury.  Today Mars, gets some of his spunk and swagger back. xx

MARCH MONTHLY HOROSCOPES 2021

Eartha Kitt by Carl Van Vechten 1952

ARIES / ARIES RISING

13 March delivers a dreamy and harmonious New Moon in your Soul Sector. A sublime opportunity to delve into your dreams and imagination. The 30thFull Moon is healing allowing breakthroughs and rebalancing of relationships, as the Sun conjoins Chiron. By mid-month, Mercury finishes its process of problem solving any issues or dialogues in your community or networks.

TAURUS / TAURUS RISING

Mars moving into your financial sectors can go to two ways. It can either speed up the spending of your cash or it offers motivation to develop new paths of income and self-worth. Watch frivolous spending. The New Moon in your community sector has dream-like or transcendent quality. Deep and undefinable connections can be created at this time, go with it.

GEMINI / GEMINI RISING

Mars moves into Gemini mid-month; this motivates and energizes. Mars only visits every 2 years so now is the perfect time to stimulate the intellect or get out there and connect. The New Moon in your career sector allows for strong creativity and imagination. A great time to visualize creative endvours.  Just be mindful as the rose tinted glasses are also strong at this time, creativity and delusion is a fine line to navigate.

CANCER / CANCER RISING

13 March’s New Moon is great time to discover a new course with a creativity or transcendence quality; thanks to Venus and Neptune conjoining the New Moon. The full moon (30 March) offers healing around career and reputation as the Sun conjoins Chiron, providing rebalancing of relationships, which assists in healing old wounds.

LEO / LEO RISING

The New Moon in your financial sector so close to Neptune and Venus, is an opportunity for new visions or re-imagining this area of your life. Be mindful of what you sign up to this month, especially if it involves loans, debts or external resources. Anything too good to be true, probably is. More research is required. Mars moving into your Community and Social Networks motivates you to get out and socialise, whist stimulating the intellect, or see’s you seek out strong minds, to socialize with.

VIRGO / VIRGO RISING

Your relationship sector gets a mystification make-over, with the New Moon on 13th March, thanks to Neptune and Venus. This makes you attractive to, or attracting those with strong creative, mystical or dreamlike qualities. There could be a “je ne sais quoi” about your relationships at this time. The Full Moon at month’s end offers healing and greater understanding around your finances and self-worth, thanks to Chiron and the Sun in aspect.

LIBRA / LIBRA RISING

Mars, transiting your belief’s sector helps you cut through any self-limiting beliefs of yourself or others. Mars is helping shift the stagnation, stirring up new ideas/motivation around travel, foreign places and education.  The Full Moon in your sign, end of the month is your personal rest and helps the healing of any issues around independence within relationships or asserting your authority within relations. 

SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING

March is a wonderful month to delve into your creativity or things you truly love doing. Hobbies and activities you enjoy have an extra potent effect with Neptune and Venus bringing out all the pleasure factors.  The new moon is perfect for a flirt and date night. The final integration of any issues around family or home occur after a flurry of activity in February.

SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING

The New Moon 13 March is the perfect time to connect with and get creative around your home or with family. Creating opportunities to transcend issues for a deeper connection. Mars in your relationship sector, attracts strong minds with the potential for hostile people as Mars can bring assertiveness. The Full Moon by months end helps rebalance connections to local communities or networks; smoothing things over. 

CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING

Mars traversing your daily routines and problem-solving sector offers a productive outlet for his energy. Let Mars cut through that to do list, creating some genius innovations of your daily routine. Experience’s within your local neighbourhood, might be a little more surreal than usual; thanks to Venus and Neptune blurring the edges of your normal realities. The Full moon of 30 March illuminates a rebalancing of your career and reputation.

AQUARIUS  / AQUARIUS RISING

13 March has a New Moon in your financial sector; Venus and Neptune may give a rose-tinted effect to the realities of your financial situation. Caution is advised around any financial risks that might be ‘too good to be true’.  Indulging in activities you truly love, offers space to hatch your next genius idea or plan. Allowing yourself the space to dream, helps seed the inspirations of February.

PISCES  / PISCES RISING

The New Moon with Venus and Neptune next to it, makes for a dreamy and authentic Piscean experience. Perfect for reconnecting to yourself and what you truly hold dear, pencil 13 March as your night. Mars moving into your Home and Family sector, might stir up some bickering or can help motivate you to getting around to fixing anything that needs repair or upgrading.

SATURN SQUARE URANUS 2021

Lee Alexander McQueen by Nick Knight

The signature astrological aspect of 2021 is the Saturn / Uranus Square, which aspects three times, over the next 12 months.  These squares (more challenging aspects) are the base notes which weaving through 2021 astrologically speaking. It’s first exact square occurs 17/18thFebruary.

Saturn is currently in Aquarius, its domicile or home sign, where is will stay until March 2023. Saturn can be seen as conservatism, tradition, restraint, restriction, stripping back, structure, establishment, governance and control. In Aquarius, Saturn is less tyrannical and autocratic than when it transited its other ruling sign of Capricorn. Aquarius is a humanistic sign with more focus on equality for the collective, people or society as whole. Saturn in Aquarius is more about making rules and structures that benefit people as a whole, whereas Saturn in Capricorn, was more about one person imposing their will on to others.

Uranus on the other hand is in Taurus, this combo isn’t as comfortable or isn’t as naturally aligned as Saturn is in Aquarius. Uranus is often referred to as ‘The Great Awakener’ in Astrology, as Richard Tarnas describes, Uranus as the great disrupter or the Promethean influence in our cultural landscape. 

Prometheus gave the fire of the gods, to us mortals on earth and pays a heavy toll for this sacred gift to man. Uranus represents, independence, revolution, change, invention, awakening, rebellion, individuation and autonomy. In the fixed Earth sign of Taurus, Uranus has a more challenging time gaining momentum as well as putting its influence into Taurean topics i.e.: food resources, personal values, money, beauty etc.

When Saturn and Uranus aspect each other, they are unique bedfellows which manifest in surprising ways, thanks to the Uranian influence. Fast moving innovations occur to things that are often seen as established or unlikely to change. This current Saturn/Uranus cycle began in 1988 and its effects can be seen with the breaking up of the USSR and the ending of the Cold War. Local revolutions occurred around Eastern European seeing independence and autonomy for countries who were governed by a centralised power. Within 18 months of the Saturn Uranus conjunction of 1988, the Berlin Wall was being torn down. Revolt against establishment, is very much a Saturn / Uranus thing

We have had our first taste of this upcoming square April to May 2020. Although they didn’t make the exact square, we did see the waves and stirrings of these two planets. Europe and China in-particular were in the midst of covid lockdowns, the government’s forced restrictions (Saturn) limiting its citizens liberty’s and freedoms (Uranus). North America saw mass protests and the awakening of its black lives matter movement. Revolting against the institutions racism and in-equality within its systems. Currently we have the Farmers protests in India, Russia’s recent mass protests in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, where they ran out of jail space to hold protesters; as well as China’s increasing controls over Hong Kong’s citizens. The latest twist/example of this upcoming square can be seen with the reddit rebellion of the hedge funders and the Game Stop stock surge. It’s VERY Uranus in Taurus (Taurus doesrepresent money and wealth). As of writing this, the Game Stop situation is heading to a federal court (Saturn). Watch this space. 

These Uranian themes of protest and resistance kept its momentum as these two planets separated, and now we find ourselves with these two powerful planets coming into aspect again. They are about to make their first degree based square, which begins the last phase of the 1988 cycle. Many of the previously mentioned protests are still active with much support and traction. 

Like all transits, there is a macro and micro affect, what occurs externally on a mundane level, may not impact you directly, but the echoes of its sentiment and directives will be either occurring to you or within you. These occur in the aspects of your life, that Aquarius and Taurus are placed within your birth-chart. Remembering that challenges doesn’t mean not being successful. Challenges are to be overcome, and Uranus has been known to deliver surprise gifts, to help its cause. 

How does this manifest in your personal life? Look to where Saturn is seeking greater control or structure in the Aquarian area of your chart. Also look to where Uranus might challenge or encourage greater individuation or autonomy in your life, as a start point in understanding how this might affect you specifically. Ask yourself; Where might this ‘Great Awakener’ stir and enliven you? and How might Saturn help by creating boundaries or support structures to allow you to reach for what is being awakened within you?Are you ready to support any opportunities offered at this time?

This begins the final part of the current Saturn Uranus cycle, started in 1988. What it’s wanting to deliver to us become more apparent. Things may become more active or volatile, within or around us or opportunities that offer more autonomy and independence could also arise.

Their square aspect is exact 17/18 February and will have two other exact hits of 15/16 June and 24/25 December 2021. These three conjunctions start the waning cycle, before the next conjunction occurs, evolving this Saturn Uranus relationship with a new cycle, at 27 degrees of Gemini in June 2032. 

Below is a sign by sign breakdown as to where this is occurring in your chart. Areas of life that the Saturn Uranus square lives, from the sun sign setting. 

Please use your rising sign if you know it.

Aries / Aries Rising:  Revolutions in Money, Possessions and Self Worth with challenges or restructuring of your established community and networks.

Taurus / Taurus Rising: Individuation of yourself and how you are seen with challenges from your career, reputation and rewards sector.

Gemini / Gemini Rising: Awakenings in your soul and spirit sector may face challenges from your traditional and learnt belief sector. 

Cancer / Cancer Rising: Revolutionizing your community and social networks allows for restructuring of your external resources and financial sector. 

Leo / Leo Rising: Awakenings in your career, reputation, awards sector with support or challenges from your nearest and dearest.

Virgo / Virgo Rising:  Individuation of your beliefs from traditional teachings may challenge the structures or routines of your daily life.

Libra / Libra Rising: Revolutionising how you use or engage your shared recourses can help remove challenges with restructuring your creativity or relationship with children.

Scorpio / Scorpio Rising: Awakened connect to your home, family or ancestors helps solidify any challenging close relationships with others.

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising: Revolutionising your daily routines allows strong restructuring of your schedule or solidifying your relationship to your local neighbourhood.

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising:  Individuation of your true loves and hobbies can help intersects with your earned income. 

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising:  Awakenings in the home and family sphere solidify your identity showing your strengths and dependability.

Pisces / Pisces Rising:  Awakening your daily rituals and exploring alternative areas of your neighbourhood helps solidifies or challenges your connection to the subconscious and your relationship to isolation and retreat.

NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS 2021

From British Vogue

NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS 

FRI 12th FEB @ 6:16am AEDT 

23 ° Aquarius 

The New Moon in Aquarius will be one unlike any other, thanks to 6 of the 7 inner planets being in Aquarius at this lunation, creating a huge Aquarian stellium or line-up. This is rare and last occurred 59 years ago; feeding an extraordinary amount of planetary energy into the Aquarian sector of your chart/life. 

Aquarius, the water bearer is the provider and the support system, which is always working towards a point of wholeness or completion.  It is perhaps at this new moon; we can look to the Aquarian aspects of our lives with the intent to bring more support and structure into what we strive to complete or bring wholeness around these topics of life.  

Aquarian’s are individual within the collective, they hold their individuality and uniqueness, within the space of others; they are able to be themselves, whilst assisting others to help create community, it might just not be in the most traditional of ways. This new moon creates strong opportunity to workshop new pathways to evolve and sets up a deep incubation phase, of the Aquarian qualities of above and bringing them to life.

Venus and Jupiter conjoin at 12 °at this new moon, helping to harmonise the blending of big visions, optimism, new lessons and teachings, combined with attractive connection to those who you really vibe with. Jupiter fresh from his cazimi, helps to energize Venus, as she finishes her current cycle. Having the two benefic’s in-aspect at this lunation is a good thing, bringing in a more positive and optimistic flavour.

Mercury, still currently retrograde in Aquarius offers the benefit of reflection and insights. It’s only through looking back or re-looking at ourselves; we are able to know more clearly what we do or don’t seek. It also helps us see how we have progressed. Mercury still traveling through these back-water roads, offers introspection and reflection, as the Moon itself is at its darkest, helping to deepen the unseen or seeding of the experience.  

Finally, Saturn, the ruler of this lunation will be what remains after all these planets leave Aquarius and will hold to account; asking that you keep the contracts that you make at this time. Saturn will be making sure you keep promises or contracts, once all the benefits are optimism is gone. This will be key to your success. Saturn prefers a more striped back and simple plan, one that can be stuck to!  The good news is that Saturn works well in Aquarius, so it is creating a supportive and strong foundational base for these new explorations and developments.

THROUGH THE SIGNS

please read your rising sign if you know what your rising sign is.

Aries / Aries Rising:  Groups, Networks, Collectives, Social Groups, Hopes and Wishes

Taurus / Taurus Rising:  Career, Reputation, Awards, Recognition.

Gemini / Gemini Rising: Higher knowledge, Media, Communication, Overseas Travel, Philosophy

Cancer / Cancer Rising: External Resources, Things you use from Others, Hidden Emotions or Connections, Other Peoples Money.

Leo / Leo Rising: Close Relationships with others, regardless of setting, Partnership

Virgo / Virgo Rising: Health, Work, Wellbeing, Problem Solving the Day to Day grind of Life.

Libra / Libra Rising: Children, True Love, Flirts, Creativity 

Scorpio / Scorpio Rising: Home, House, Dwelling, Ancestors, Hidden Secrets, Lineage

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising: Siblings, Local Neighbourhood, Education, Communications

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising: Money, Possessions and Values

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising: You, Your Identity, Physical Body and How you embody yourself.

Pisces / Pisces Rising: Your Subconscious, Retreat, Isolation, Overseas connections, Spirituality.

FEBRUARY MONTHLY HOROSCOPES 2021

February has the unique situation of being a month where a super stellium of planets all transit Aquarius; pulling focus, emphasising the Aquarian elements of your chart . The Sun, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and for a short time La Luna all transit Aquarius. The peculiarity of this? Saturn, is only in Aquarius, every 27 years, Jupiter only transits every 12 years. Mercury’s Retrograde of Aquarius, give this stellium extra length and an interesting flavour, allowing for great depth for revision of the Aquarian elements of your chart.

A sign by sign breakdown of Mercury’s Retrograde can also be found on the link above. Not since 1962 has there been this much planetary focus or energy in Aquarius, meaning this area of life is firmly on the agenda this February. If you have planets in Aquarius, or Aquarius is in an important sector of your chart, the pull is stronger, and yes, so is great opportunity, thanks to Venus and Jupiter conjoining at the New Moon 12th February.

Monthly highlights below xx enjoy.

ARIES / ARIES RISING

February provides an unusually large emphasis on your community and social networks, providing great opportunity to connect and engage with these groups. Mercury’s retrograde within this context may bring old groups or networks back into the frame, adding to the uniqueness of this time period. The full moon, late month offers breakthrough’s with finances or helps establish more confidence and self-worth.

TAURUS / TAURUS RISING

February offers an abnormally large focus on your career and reputation sector. Not since 1962, has there been this much planetary influence in this sector. Be open to opportunity or new information as it presents; in potentially indirect ways thanks to the Mercury Retrograde. The 27 February full moon offers a culmination point around health and work routines. Highlighting surprising ways to make positive changes.

GEMINI / GEMINI RISING

Mercury’s retrograde of your philosophies and belief’s sector helps re-establish connection to core beliefs, teachings and lessons.  Other influences in this area, indicate some form of courses or education, can really boost your skills set and confidence. The full moon on 27February in your family and home sector, offers innovations. Making the home more dynamic and stimulating or sees yourself or family members embracing their individuality.

CANCER / CANCER RISING

February sees a strong focus on your external resources, with re-evaluating and restructuring part of the process. New modes and methods are being constructed, so investigate all options. Mars adds a potential volatile element to your social groups and networks, so be mindful of any bull in china shops action as it might pop up. The full moon on 27 February adds a surprise or boost from your local surroundings.

LEO / LEO RISING

The unusual amount of energy in your relationship sector, points to the advantages of tending and nurturing allyour one-on-one relationships, regardless of what part of your life they inhabit. Building, assessing, reviewing, nurturing, expanding and integrating allthese relationships is key to your success this month and beyond. The Virgo full moon in your financial sector, offers resolution or an ability to see with more clarity, how best to enhance finances and/or self-value. 

VIRGO / VIRGO RISING

February offers strong assessments and modifications to your health and work sector, with such breakthroughs having a lasting impact. Mars motivates and gives momentum for any potential study or education you seek out or start. The full moon on 27 February is the culmination point for individuation and setting yourself apart from others.

LIBRA / LIBRA RISING

February sees a strong focus on your children and/or creativity and your engagement with both topics. Reflecting and re-establishing frameworks and structures; alongside your dreams and ambitions occurs simultaneously. Mars motivates you to deal with external resources and how you manage them, while the full moon on 27 February offers some surprising insights, to things that have been away from view.

SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING

February has an unusually large amount of energy in your home and family sector. The last time this much energy was in this era of life, was 1962. Re-assessments, re-structuring and evaluation will all be part of this process. Upgrading your relationships to home and family allows for a stronger base to connect from. The full moon on 27 February offers some pleasing and surprising connection to your social networks, helping to distract from the busy home life upgrades.

SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING

Your local surroundings and neighbourhood have a real zing this month, thanks to the planetary energy surrounding it. Focusing around rituals around the home could be of real benefit and joy. The full moon highlights your social networks and community allowing you to see the support they offer. Showing your appreciation has its own special rewards.  Mars also, gets to task in motivating your routines, with extra strength to tasks with a Venusian quality. 

. CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING

For the first time since 1962, your financial sector receives unusually strong planetary influence. Some of it is re-assessment and restructuring and the rest of it is evaluation and vision planning. February provides opportunity for strong groundwork for finances. Mars in your creative sector offers motivation for enjoying the things you find creatively stimulating, especially any Venusian style projects.

AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING

The energetic focus of February is very much on you. Not since 1962, has there been such a strong line up of planets in Aquarius. The opportunity to develop your identity, your health and your beliefs is strongly supported. Helping to move you towards the life you always dreamed for yourself and providing strong inspiration. February is a month of decisive insights and opportunity.

PISCES / PISCES RISING

Your subconscious sector is the planetary focus of February. Helping to resolve or untangle things that might be holding you back or addressing things you don’t have a handle on. Opportunity to explore and find resolution is abundant in February. Mars helps with motivation for any redecoration or renovations around the home, giving strength the any Venusian modifications. The full moon highlights close friendships the joy they bring.

MERCURY RETROGRADE OF AQUARIUS 2021

Edie Sedgwick by Jerry Schatzberg 1966

MERCURY RETROGRADE IN AQUARIUS 

(31 JAN – 21 FEB 2021 AEDT)

27˚– 11˚ of Aquarius 

Mercury begins its Retrograde phase as January closes and is our first Mercury Rx phase of the year. 2021 delivers us a year of Mercury’s retrogradation in the Air signs, making these retrograde period’s stronger, thanks to Mercury’s elemental strength in Air.

Aquarius is an Air sign, fixed in its mode. Making it a sign whose strength lies in its stability and focused nature. Air signs have a great ability to detach and separate themselves from situations, providing an objective ability, helping to problem solve situations at hand, without out an overly emotional, passionate or overly stuck bias. As one of the humanist signs, Aquarius, is more focused on people and collaboration.

Saturn, Mercury’s ruler, for this retrograde is also co-present. This assists with focusing on creating systems or structures which help people or collaboration; through consolidating efforts through systems. Its through collaboration and systems we can help get to the heart of these Aquarian ideals. This retrograde, helps to re-evaluate these collaborations.

February 2021 is an unusual month, due to the amount of planets in the sign of Aquarius. February sees 6 planets in the one sign of Aquarius. The last time a stellium of planets conjoined in Aquarius like this was February 1962. With so much energy concentrated in Aquarius at this retrograde, it doubles down on the significations of Aquarius, and really knuckles down into the Aquarian elements of your chart and areas of life that Aquarius represents. So do pay attention, to what comes up. 

So, what happens when Mercury, the planet of communication, commerce, trade, ideas, problem-solving goes retrograde in a sign which is so heavily focused on others? There is an overly concentrated focus on, re-vision, re-evaluation, re-assessment and re-looking at relating to people, collaboration and community.  We now look to how to evolve these interactions with others, so it’s more mutually beneficial. The Aquarian ability to a detach to help innovate, also helps this Mercury Rx process of Re-looking and re-evaluation of things, as passions and emotions are more easily put to the side, as we look to a more objectively as what needs to change or be re-moulded.

Mercury; during its retrogradation conjoins Saturn its ruler once, which is when Mercury potentially finds the problem, it needs to solve. Mercury then meets with Jupiter, three times during this cycle, which is where we find opportunity or are able to look for solutions that have a positive and more lasting effect. Watch this space over the next 3 – 4 weeks and know the outcome to any tricky situations that present, will come, and maybe more positive than initially anticipated.

This particular Retrograde, is very strong, thanks to the 6 planet pile up in Aquarius at the time of the Rx. If you have planets in Aquarius, you haven’t had this much concentrated energy on your natal planets, unless you are born before 1962.  The Rx gives a strong current or undertow allowing for some really ingenious problem-solving at this time, if something challenging does pop up, do be optimistic, that Jupiter’s role will help deliver a positive outcome or resolution by the end of this cycle. It just might not be what you expect.

Mercury Retrograde: Through the signs

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising:

The physical body, as well as how you present to the world, what you represent and how you are received by others is strongly in focus. You’re very much the star of the show, and what you hold dear, might become the focus for others as well. 

Pisces / Pisces Rising:

The sub-conscious, soul sector or relationship to the unknown or hidden realms is heavily emphasised for you at this time. New connection to or new information is presented, which helps create a dialogue to or with retreat, isolation or soul work. 

Aries /Aries Rising:

New innovations are given new life with relation to friendship groups, community and social networks. New intel, allows you to be more effective in collaboration, cementing your position in the community.

Taurus / Taurus Rising:

The Career and Reputation sector of your chart is the star of the show, Mercury is helping you create a new plan to help with collaboration or assists with making yourself more of a team player. Opportunity is around, once Mercury has done its work.

Gemini / Gemini Rising:

Having the ruler of your chart, working its retrograde magic in your ideas and belief sector might at times be frustrating, but the information and data it gleans, gets you ready for some real opportunity for long lasting success and gains. Its all in the mind set.

Cancer / Cancer Rising: 

Overhauling the shared resources area of your life, allows for some great gains. Detaching from the emotions around it, is easier this time around. Cool and clinical assessment helps in getting you to a more prosperous setting.

Leo / Leo Rising: 

Relationships are key right now, in getting you to where you want to go. Collaboration, and how you engage in relationships might be under the microscope. Taking the emotional baggage out of the situation and looking objectively at your key relationships delivers much clarity and opportunity for growth and recognition. 

Virgo / Virgo Rising: 

The day to day routines and putting your attention to smarter ways of living is beneficial. Knowing that solving the problem before it takes root, is 99 percent of the work done. Mercury helps you see where the problems may lie. 

Libra / Libra Rising:

Creativity and Children is the Aquarius focus of your chart; any crisis or challenges can be worked through. An objective approach will help and delivers new approaches making a more abundant and healthier collaborative experience with either the creativity or children who are in your life.  If you need help, your people are there to support.

Scorpio / Scorpio Rising:

The home, house, family, ancestors represent the most private and hidden sector of your chart. Allowing some detached objectivity around such topics, as Mercury’s retrograde, helps develop or re-write the story allows for empowerment and better collaborative benefits for any and all of the above topics. 

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising:

Revisiting and revising your connection to your local surroundings and local environment can breathe fresh life into any aspects of the above that might feel stagnant. New innovations around your routines and schedules helps in freeing up time for more collaborative connections. 

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising:

The heavy emphasis of your financial sector shows there to be strong re-vision and re-evaluation of your income, assets or possessions. Allowing for an objective assessment, along with inviting the help of others can really get things moving for you. Revitalizing your income and how and what you seek to possess.

FULL MOON IN LEO 2021

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FULL MOON IN LEO : 29 January AEDT @6:15am

The Full Moon in Leo,  brings to the spotlight the Aquarius / Leo axis. The polarity of the group and the individual, the performer/performance and the audience and leadership and community. 

The Sun (and the ruler of this full moon), offers adulation and support; reflecting the receptiveness of your creations, ambition and leadership qualities at such time.  The Moon’s fullness, in Leo, helps to receive this adoration and embodying it, at the very least, allowing you to to be able to see it, in some shape or form. This lunation allows you to see the power of the reception to the work you do. It also shows the importance of creativity and brave leadership.

The only curveball to manage, is that this full moon is hooking into the Uranus Mars energy, via T-square. This brings in an unknown quantum to this full moon, meaning the previously mentioned, may come from unexpected places or areas that you don’t initially expect. Or at a time, that you don’t feel ready to shine your light.

Also occurring at the time of this Full Moon, is the Sun-Jupiter cazimi. Jupiter is considered the great beneifc in astrology, and a planet considered lucky, optimistic, wise, well educated, which attracts opportunity. The Sun and Jupiter exactly conjoining at this Full Moon, is a strong force, in addition to the lunation. Jupiter is sending the message of hope or optimism, in whatever mountains your currently climbing.

When the Sun and Jupiter exactly join, their energy is fused and the Sun’s strength, creates a rebirthing of Jupiter, through the great fires of the Sun. This cazimi, begins a new synodic or transit cycle for Jupiter. Old experiences and lessons are burnt away, and new opportunities and lessons are able to be forged or created. A new Jupiter is being born within this lunation.

The third major aspect at this full moon, occurs in the sign next to, or in aversion to this busy Leo / Aquarius axis. Venus and Pluto conjoining today, in Capricorn. Venus Pluto create a difficult combo, realisations around controlling relationships and power dynamics might be difficult to un-see, at this time. This occurs in addition to the above, which essentially allows for greater ease to see where you may have been bound or obsesses with something, that affects your ability to progress up the ladder or enjoy life.

All of the above combining to make a busy and active Full Moon in Leo, expect the unexpected and don’t be surprised if the Pluto Venus aspect, throws some deep undertow, to what on the surface is quite lovely and expansive. All this occurs the day before Mercury stations retrograde, also in Aquarius. Meaning the above might be something we mull over for at least the next 2 – 3 weeks.

Its both confronting and surprising, this Full Moon in Leo, however, leaning into the fundamentals of the Leo / Aquarius axis outlined in the first two paragraphs, can assist greatly, in your navigation of this Full Moon.

Xx

 

JANUARY 2021 MONTHLY HOROSCOPES

January 2021 Monthly Horoscopes

Whilst not such a roller coaster and as intense as 2020, 2021 has its own signatures which will be more based around a the Saturn Uranus square which is beginning to form and stays with us for 2 years. 2021 is not as intensive as 2020; which saw a large amount of rare astrological aspects occurring within in one year; which really shook things up.

2021 will be more focusing in on some of the issues that 2020 threw up, without all the additional stress point added in, which makes 2021 less attack from all sides and more opportunity for good things to blossom from the ashes, whist still acknowledging and working to heal the open wounds that still might be raw from 2020. 2021 we must begin to tend to the scars, both old and new, with Uranus and Saturn challenging each other to be the dominate voice in this evolution past 2020. This is the large brushstrokes of 2021, But first lets start with January xx



ARIES / ARIES RISING 

Your ruler Mars moves out of Aries on the 7thof January. Marking the end of a monumental 6 months. Be proud of what you have achieved over the past 6 months, it’s time to stop and smell the roses, for a bit.  The New Moon conjunct Pluto begins a new career cycle, where facing your fears and letting go of control mechanism helps in the long game. Mars and Uranus present some unpredictability when they conjoin in your money sector. Keep an eye on your cash, in January as its possible money either comes or goes in unpredictable ways.

TAURUS / TAURUS RISING

Mars moves out of your subconscious sector after 6 months of cutting through knots and trying to confront deeply entrenched ‘blocks’ that were holding you back. Mars’ entry into your image and vitality sector offers a boost of energy. Early January is unpredictable, as Mars conjoins Uranus. Don’t over-do things. Mercury also enters his shadow period, which is begin reassessments in your Career sector.

GEMINI / GEMINI RISING

Mercury enters its retrograde shadow, late in January. As your ruler, this effect’s you more than most. Re-assessment and re-evaluations around your personal beliefs, education or any communications-based work is strongly in focus. The new moon conjunct Pluto in your external resources sector, may see you confront any fears or helps evolved your relationship to sources of external resources. Venus helps smooth this over by offering help and opportunity as you work through these new moon realisations.

CANCER / CANCER RISING

Your relationship sector is activated in January, with a new moon conjunct Pluto. This helps to evolve connections to your relationships. Facing fears around any specific relationship situations, is part of it. Venus helps by smooth any difficult transitions this new moon may throw up, by offering support and opportunity. Mercury begins its shadow period of your external resource’s. Beginning the process of re-evaluation around how you use and engage with resources supplied by others.

LEO / LEO RISING

A full moon in your image, health and vitality sector helps you to be seen in good stead by other, helping your relationships, this full moon helps to illuminate you reflecting, how others value you, for just being you.  The new moon conjunct Pluto askes that you put down your fears around any routines that don’t support your vitality and health, offering ways to move past things that hold you back and help creating strong and positive daily routines and making the most of the tools you have at hand. Mars moving into your career sector, indicates good traction and energy for all your career pursuits. 

VIRGO / VIRGO RISING

Mars moves out of your financial resource sector, after a 6-month battle to keep financial resources in check. Mars’s shift helps to put energy and momentum into any study, research, travel, educational or media pursuits, by energizing your focus. Mars conjoins Uranus early in January, may create some unpredictable opportunities of the above topics. The new moon conjunct Pluto helps to move past any fears by helping evolve any relationships to children, your creativity or flirts. Venus also hanging out in this area, assists by smoothing over any bumps or challenges.

LIBRA / LIBRA RISING 

Venus, gracing your home, family and ancestral sector makes for some authentic connections and re-grounding. The new moon conjunct Pluto also in this sector, may echo deeply within the shadows and may ask for new seeds being sown. Facing any fears or uncomfortable patterning may be part of this process.  The end game is about evolving and making more harmonic relationships with your most private and hidden patterning’s. Mars moves out of your relationship sector after 6 months, meaning the stress factor around your one on one relationships over the last 6 months, has finally gone.  

SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING 

Mars, your ruler moving out of your house of problem solving and healthy routines completes a 6-month marathon. Mars loved smashing through the to do list as well as getting the mundane stuff done, so you can enjoy more of the good times. Now it’s time to enjoy the rewards. Mercury will enter its shadow phase in your home and family environment. There could be echoes from the past or simple miss-understandings stirring towards the end of January. Venus blessing your local environment makes local hang outs and exchanges more pleasurable. 

SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING 

A new moon conjunct Pluto in your income and financial house is a great opportunity to start a new financial cycle, bringing out any fears or regrets from the past and addressing them once and for all.  Mars moving signs helps restore some balance and gives a helping hand in powering through any to do lists or things that have been on the back burner for too long. 

CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING 

A new moon in your first house conjunct Pluto, puts the spotlight firmly on as a strong change agent. Your coming in to your own after an overly pressurized 2.5 years. Mercury enters its shadow in your financial sector by months end. Be watchful on all income and expenditure. Re-evaluations around your income sector begins stirring, as well as knowing your worth.

AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING 

A beautiful full moon this month luminates you and your relationships with others, don’t shy away from opportunities to mingle or relish the kind words. Mercury begins its retrograde shadow, which indicates some reassessment or re-evaluating about yourself and your external presentation. Uranus and Mars meeting in your home and family sector could cause some unexpected fireworks. Try not to be dragged into any un-necessary drama in January, as the ignition is there.

PISCES / PISCES RISING

The New Moon conjunct Pluto might see some control or fear mongering within community groups or networks. Pluto likes to confront the dark side of things, so it might be a heavier New Moon phase than you would like or are used too. Mars moving out of your financial house after 6 months of stress and irritability is of huge relief. The path forward with finances will be less intense and more manageable. Mars and Uranus conjoining in your local surroundings or sibling’s area of your chart, may bring up some unexpected tension within your local surroundings or with siblings. Be mindful. Manage it accordingly, knowing adding more fuel to the fire will generate a lot more spark and heat that initially expected, due to Uranus’ unpredictable nature. Honesty over avoidance might be the breakthrough you need, to move towards resolution.

FULL MOON IN CANCER 2020

FULL MOON IN CANCER

Ingress into Cancer 29 December @ 09:25pm AEDT

Exact 30 DEC 2020 @ 2:28pm AEDT 

La Luna’s shift into Cancer, her ruling sign marks many milestones and is a poignant end to the remarkable and one in a lifetime astrology of 2020. As I sit and watch her rise and compose my words, by candlelight, at her ingress into Cancer, it’s quite something to try and articulate. As Luna comes to her annual Cancer full moon on the final days of 2020, its very apparent the dramatic shift, away from the stresses and pressure that have been applying to her over the past three years; with the fresh sense of a new fertile space beginning to reveal.

Luna in Cancer, this time around is lighter and the space created by three years of Saturnian pressure and its weight on Luna whist transiting Cancer, is very apparent. This is the first full moon in Cancer or any moon cycle in Cancer, without Saturn being in opposition of, since December 2017. As she rises in front of me, in her first cycle sans Saturn, the weights previously imposed and the spaces created, is quite something to absorb and process. This is the full moon, in which the extent of this long term pressure finally reveals itself.

Saturn is hard on the moon as their intentions and purposes are opposite in technique, aims and what they are trying to achieve. Both planets being strong due to their rulership meant every cancer moon for the past three years was imposed with the burdens, constrictions, restrictions and judgements of Saturn’s cold harsh rays. Cancer lunations were heavier and more burdensome. It is at this lunation we begin to see the strengths and our hard-earnt achievements since, Saturn’s ingress into Capricorn, Dec 2017. Other observations might be a new form of softness, especially around things that used to have a harder edge. Calling it an emotional slog is an understatement. If you have inner planets or angles on the Cardinal axis of Capricorn, Cancer, Libra or Aries, you would have felt this much more.

This lunation is also the first lunation after the recent eclipse series, on the Gemini and Sagittarius axis.  The solar eclipse on 15thDecember 2020 being particularly harsh and potent. I don’t know many people who weren’t touched by its intensity and dramatic overtones. Having a nourishing full moon such as this one, to close out the eclipse season helps to reconcile some of the difficult things that may have been thrown up during this eclipse season, as well as feeling like the cosmic hug we needed.

So, as we round out 2020 and experience its closing as well as getting our strong dignified Cancer Moon’s back, this really feels like the perfect antidote in washing way 2020 and all the trauma, allowing us to re-centre and recharge emotionally after what can only be described as a life changing year. Paying attention to tending to ourselves and our communities, and focusing on care, mothering and nourishment as we enter 2021 seems like the perfect astrological hint, to help guide us into a new and very different world for 2021. 

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IMAGE : Albert Bierstadt, Moonlight, c. 1860