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

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.

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.

THE GREAT CONJUNCTION OF 2020: THE CHANGING OF THE GUARDS

The first Air era since 1226, which also began with Jupiter and Saturn conjoining in Aquarius.

00’30  Jupiter in Aquarius & 00’30 Saturn in Aquarius

Tuesday 22 December 2020

Exact conjunction 0645am AEDT

Look west into the evening sky after sunset, use Star Chart a free app if your unsure and want to double check you have the right planets. Can be viewed in the weeks either side of it, maximum closeness is the above dates.

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurring under 12 hours after the solstice is perhaps the astrological event of the year.  The Solstice which occurs at Monday 21 December 8:53pm AEDT, followed by the exact conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at 0645am Tuesday 22 December makes this a solstice for the ages. Who would expect anything less to helps to wrap up a remarkable and dynamic 2020? But in 2020 style, the 2020 conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn also offers that little bit extra!

Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest of the visible planets to the naked eye conjoin every 19.5 years, and as astrologer Austin Coppock remarked, they are the king makers of human history and its era’s; and the tent poles of history, under which we live. As human’s mark the movements of the Sun and the Moon to represent and follow time, this also extends to the Jupiter and Saturn conjunction, due to our ability to visually track it, along-side events and developments here on earth.  Humans have been observing the Jupiter and Saturn conjunctions for thousands of years. The most famous record of a reputed Jupiter Saturn conjunction are the reference to it as the Star of Bethlehem in the bible. Yes folks, the three wise men, were following the Jupiter Saturn conjunction, and it definitely created a crowning moment, no matter what your belief system is. So, these are important times, in which we currently live.

Jupiter Saturn conjunctions represent kings and empires, beginning and ends.  There cycle is predictable, due to the constancy of there synodic cycles and also represent a certain quality of time depending on what elemental era they are in.  Jupiter Saturn conjunctions have been the book markers and book end of history, for good reason, they are tried, and test and they works, as an astrological timing technique. Each era, whether it be Fire, Air, Water or Earth, all have a strong presence of the ruling element within the quality of time, to which people live. Fire ages have seen great renaissance in arts and traditions including the Italian Renaissance and Tudor England, and the Romantic era. Water eras have seen great spiritual movements etc.

The Solstice conjunction of these two kingly planets, begins and ends a 20- and 200-year cycle at the same time, beginning a cycle last seen 794 years ago. The solstice itself is a very significant day. It’s a marker of the imbalance of light and darkness and a day of which humans have literally built monuments like Stonehenge to. These two events coinciding ? Rare, like really rare.

Tomorrow’s conjunction marks the beginning of a 200-year cycle in Air, ending an earth cycle which began in 1842. Looking back across the earth age, we can see conquests, colonization of lands by organized and government mandated / centralized force. The plundering / mining of the earth for wealth and riches, which then got kept and managed in a hierarchical system and created empires because of the hoarded wealth from the earth and all its resources (i.e.: corporations/governments/institutions), we also need to mention the unscrupulous ways in which this wealth was taken.  Industrialisation also began on mass and changed the way we connect to earth and how we work with it.  Money and power was created by the complete raping and pillaging of the earth and its resources. As we leave the earth era, the earth is literally struggling for survival, due to the amount we have stripped from it and mis-managed pollution. These Grand Conjunctions will be in air signs until 2159. The last Air series of conjunctions began in 1226 (Aquarius). So let the journey begin.

When you look at the timelines of the history of these developments and the Jupiter Saturn conjunctions, the information is incredibly striking and is helpful to see where we may evolve to next. 

So, what is an air age and what does it look like? This is the first Air age in 800 years, and interestingly, tomorrows conjunction is the closest these planets get, in forming the conjunction also in 800 years, I don’t feel this is coincidence. 

Air ages are marked by disbursing of empires and wealth as well as creating more movement and freedom, through change and instability, this creates new pathways and new opportunity. Air ages have a more unpredictable flavour, through instability and a disbursing of power and control. Things we used to rely on may disappear, but through it, new alternatives are presented and ideas and intelligence/problem solving gets a real opportunity to explore and create new innovations and solutions, to the real problems we now face coming out of the earth age. 

Air ages can be marked with the term, created by Austin Coppock, as the age of “Disruptive Conquerors”. It is through these disruptive conquerors that the Air age changes and adapts the ways we live.  In previous Air ages, we had Genghis Khan create still to dates the biggest land empire created. He also establishes safety and strong connection, through the Silk Road, which fed and nourished trade, and is a trade route still in place today.  Genghis Khan did this by connecting many nomadic tribes. Nomadic tribes being tres Air, due to the constant movement in nature and quality. His conquests were the pinnacle of disruptive conquests, and he is still seen as one of the greatest conquerors in history.  We also in previous Air era’s saw the beginning of the fall of the Roman Empire after its peak. Alexander the Great, go through and connect and create the Hellenistic world, which didn’t last long after he died, but it still created information and connected to countries, who through the merging of ideas and information shared, through this Hellenistic world, we still look to today, as a source of information, and knowledge sharing, I’m looking at astrologers, with this one.

Through this disruption, we see more information and trade created, as the channels open up in different ways, and the control mechanism change. Looking forwards to what this might mean for us now, the internet and technology is definitely opening up the ways we live. The pandemic showed us how adaptable we are to remote learning or working from home. We no longer need to work or learn in centralized places. Notable news to come out recently, is the huge surges in Bit Coin values, a revolutionary digital currency, which is hard to ignore as we enter the Air age. We have seen the beginnings of lab grown meat becoming available to on mass and rise in popularity and availability, which reflects how technology is modifying the food chain.  Socially, technology has bridged the gap, in allowing us to connect to people, when we physically couldn’t.  When it comes to power and control, we can’t ignore the increased use of surveillance and drones, to track people and their movements. This will certainly increase. How is most of this conducted? Through the air waves, internet or literally in the air.

The previous Jupiter conjunction was in Taurus and 2000 (the last of the Earth cycle) and previous to this it was in Libra 1980/1981 (the first dip into the Air Cycle). Both these conjunctions were ruled by Venus. Consumerism and materialism really took off and Venus put pleasure and aesthetics front and centre for the past 40 years. Now we move into an Aquarius conjunction, we enter both an Air and a Saturn ruled conjunction. We will be looking at a more conservative and less pleasure oriented 20-year Jupiter Saturn cycle; perhaps to help solve the very pressing problems we face as we exit the Earth era and we look to solutions to the problems it has caused. 

The Great Conjunction, which is exact tomorrow following the Solstice, is marking the beginning of a new age, we are in a stage of transition and it will take a while for us to settling into it or work out, what real direction this is taking us. However, we do have the wonderful opportunity to watch them as they conjoin in the sky. We are fortunate enough to have the best view in 794 years or since 1226, coincidently, the last time we were in an Air age. Look west at nightfall and admire, being able to see such a momentous and historical moment, as we look to the planets and the future, they might herald. 

Enjoy! 

SATURN IN CAPRICORN: WALKING FROM THE DARKNESS

NICK CAVE : Still from ‘Idiot Prayer’

SATURN IN CAPRICORN (21 DECEMBER 2017 –18 DECEMBER 2020)

14 days remain with Saturn in Capricorn.  Saturn’s transit of it’s home or domicile sign has been influencing the skyscapes since 21 December 2017. Since then Saturn has been stronger and more stern than usual, due to his rulership in Capricorn. A supercharged Saturn likes to strip back, boosts conservatism and consequences of actions Et cetera.

With conservatism and consequence being the plate du jour for the past three years and hard work with sacrifice being our new drug of choice, whether you were initially willing or not, Saturn in Capricorn has not been without it small rewards. Saturn rewards strong focus, over long periods of time and absorbing the cold hard reality checks. Saturn likes dealing with the hard and messy stuff, by cutting away, all that does not fit, or all that is not fit for purpose, sans any emotional consideration or attachment.

Saturn’s servings aren’t always pleasant, and they aren’t always palatable, which is probably why we only get a dose of Saturn in Capricorn every 28 – 30 years.  Saturnian realization’s arn’t those that come lightly. Death tends to be more prominent both physically and metaphorically and is a signifier as to when Saturn is strong in transit or strongly placed during a period of time.  Saturn nickname old father time, often pictured as death or with a scythe, is something we face more prominently when Saturn transits Capricorn.

As Saturn soaks up the last days of his transit in Capricorn, solidifying the last of his lessons or impacts, for the next 28 years, it’s a good time to reflect on the lessons , re-routes, ambitions, the losses, the grief, the depression, the reality checks, the small incremental wins and what has survived outside all the suffering of the past 3 years.

Saturn as it leaves Capricorn; begins to perfect its aspect to Jupiter. Creating what Astrologers refer to as the “Great Conjunction”. The “Great Conjunction” as Astrologer Austin Coppock has outlined, is one the main timekeepers for humanity’s ability to keep time and records, outside the rising of the Sun each day, and the Lunar cycles and phases. Saturn Jupiter conjunctions can be seen as an extension of the astronomical clock for measuring time as humans, marking consistently 20 year, 200 year or 800 year cycles. This Saturn cycle, sees his exit from Capricorn, coinciding with the beginning of all three new cycles of time at once with this great conjunction with Jupiter.

Saturn moving out of Capricorn, and its meeting Jupiter, begins a new 20, 200-year cycle, that was last seen 800 years ago simultaneously. Not a bad punch to leave on for old father time as he exits a sign of such strength and renewal. The perfection of Saturn or “Old Father Time” to leave Capricorn and then begin these’s cycle on the Summer/Winter Solstice, shows that for all his coldness and sternness, Saturn isn’t afraid to try new things and continues to play with our perceptions and experience of what time is and how it impacts us.

Now is a great time to look over the difficulties, reality checks, the hard work, the lessons, our relationship with time and ageing along with what we wish to plan and achieve as small yet realistic goals over the next 28 year Saturn cycle. Saturn leaves a place of strength and authority, so this is an important cycle that is resetting. Things will clearly be different in 28 years time, But the aim is to make it better and to plan out the best road forwards, minimising the aggressive consequences to our actions. Now we need to start choosing our decisions more wisely and think about what we can cut back, and sustain, over longer periods of time. Climate change and sustainable living seems to be an obvious and urgent part of this narrative, as we come to the end of 2020 and this Saturn in Capricorn cycle.

To be honest, its a transit people probably wont miss, but its one we need to keep in the back of our minds. Old Father Time never forgets. As Saturn continues his way in to Aquarius, a sign Saturn also rules, we look to the differences of the two signs and how Saturn can rule two signs with such different significations and purposes. In Aquarius the rules are different and the topography very different, as we move from the dizzying heights and lonely terrain we have been navigating in Capricorn, into a space of vision and aspirations with more inclusiveness and collectable accountability. More on this soon, along with the impending Jupiter Saturn conjunction. But for now, Saturn, as you sit upon my Sun for the third time this year……. I bid you Adieu. Those with heavy Capricorn placements, for example Sun, Moon or Ascendant, can finally sigh in relief, as our once in 28 year lessons in responsibility, action and consequence begins to fade into a new experiences.

xxx

DECEMBER 2020 MONTHLY HOROSCOPES

Madonna in the film ” Desperately Seeking Susan” 1985

December’s astrology is just as captivating and powerful as the astrology that opened the year. January’s Saturn Pluto conjunction brought with it some powerful events, which follow strongly the patterns of previous Saturn Pluto conjunction’s. Archetypal Astrologer Richard Tarnas describes the Saturn Pluto conjunctions as ‘Cycles of Crisis and Contraction’.

December brings us the tail end of the year as well as the ‘Great Conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn. More to come on this separately in a new post, however December’s Jupiter Saturn conjunction, begins both a new 20 and 200 year cycle at the same time. Add in Eclipse season and a solstice to the mix, its is a huge month.

December looks to round out the year with just as much dynamic and captivating astrology that has been a trademark of both 2020 and the new decade.

Below are some large brush stroke observations through the sun signs. Where possible read your rising sign over your sun sign, if known. Enjoy xx

ARIES / ARIES RISING

Jupiter and Saturn’s conjunction on the summer solstice establishes fresh connections within your community and social networks. Finally you can breathe a sigh of relief as Saturn finishes its stern assessment of your career and reputation sector. After three months of disruption Mars finally allows you to assert your intentions clearly.The full moon on 30th December focuses on family and home, helping to round out an incredibly challenging 2020. 

TAURUS / TAURUS RISING

The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the solstice offers opportunity and consolidates your career and reputation. Conjoining every 20 years it offers a fresh era of ambition and opportunity. The solar eclipse on 15thDecember potentially throws some shade or unknown factors around resources and debts; tread lightly around such topics at this time. 

GEMINI / GEMINI RISING

The lunar eclipse occurring on the 30thof November is a signal of unseen things at play around your identity and relationships. Know not all the information is at hand during the first two weeks of December. This becomes more amplified on 15thDecember, with the Solar eclipse in your relationship sector. Eclipses are blind spots and can speed up situations. Expect the unexpected. Resolutions arrive with the full moon in Cancer on  the 30th December, rounding out 2020 with clarity and comfort.  

CANCER / CANCER RISING

Jupiter and Saturn meet in Aquarius on the solstice, freeing up all your relationships, making them lighter and less rigid and heavy, as Saturn leaves yours relationship sector. External sources of finances or other resources maybe offered from others. Mars finally frees up space for some real career advancements.  

LEO / LEO RISING

The summer solstice delivers a once in 20-year conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn which highlights commitments and optimism around relationships. This is a new era. A solar eclipse on 15th December signals some blind spots around pleasures, creative pursuits, flirts or children. Mars now gains momentum after three months of introspection and reveals a more powerful and self-determined personal ideology. 

VIRGO / VIRGO RISING

A lunar eclipse on 30th November highlights the shifting sands around your home base and career or external reputation. The solar eclipse of 15th December develops the role of home or family in context of your career. Eclipses can be blind spots or offer fast progress; be alert. The full moon on 30thDecember  offers kindly help and comfort from your wider community and social networks. Mars progresses your self-determination around financial and material resources.

LIBRA / LIBRA RISING

December is a wonderful opportunity to engage with friends and loved ones. Mars gives energy and vitality helping such engagements. Personal creativity and your relationship with children will see optimism and solidarity created thanks Jupiter and Saturn’s conjunction on the summer solstice. This 20-year cycle is forging a new era and offers great opportunity around your creativity and children.

SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING

A lunar eclipse of 30th November  carries its tone through the first two weeks of December. Eclipses in your financial house indicate unseen activities at play or an acceleration towards a target. Jupiter and Saturn meet up on the summer solstice, marking a new era in your home, family and ancestor sector. Optimism and commitment drive this new era. Mars helps you rip through any to do lists and assists with problem solving. 

SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING

December opens with a visible lunar eclipse on 30thNovember  which echoes through your relationship sector for two weeks. Eclipses can speed things up and information isn’t always seen right away. Things may not be what they seem. A solar eclipse on 15thDecember  offers a shift in terms of who you are and how you present.  The full moon on 30th  December  sees a culmination point around financial resources and debts. 

CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING


2020 has been an intense year, but no one has to bear its weight more than Capricorns. December sees this load lighten. Saturn moves out of Capricorn at the solstice; a new dawn of opportunity is apparent. Mars gives positive progress on the family and home front and the full moon on 30thDecember culminates in your relationship sector, marking a yearly peak in your family relations.

AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING

Having Jupiter and Saturn conjoining in your sign on the summer solstice is rare and auspicious. New beginnings concerning your identity and how you present to the world are initiated by this ‘great conjunction’ in Aquarius.  15thDecember’s eclipse focuses on change and development in your creativity and community sector. These shifts of direction may not be obvious until 30th December.  

PISCES / PISCES RISING

Mars brings real progress in your earned income; all the stop-starts are behind you and December provides financial momentum after three months of frustration and delay. Saturn’s move out of your community and social networking sector shifts the pressures and obligations on your social sector. The 15thDecembersolar eclipse in your career and reputation sector mixes things up in ways that won’t be observable until 30thDecember.

LUNAR ECLIPSE 2020 : WHEN THE ROYALS GET ECLIPSED

LUNAR ECLIPSE (Gemini & Sagittarius Axis)

30 NOVEMBER 2020 AEDT 

November 30th (AEDT) sees the second full moon in a calendar month, often referred too as a blue moon. Blue moons are actually relatively common, more common than most of the large-scale planetary alignments of 2020. 

This Full Moon is also a Lunar eclipse,  opening our eclipse season on the new Gemini / Sagittarius axis which began in Gemini season earlier this year. 

The Lunar eclipse of 30 November, as it’s a penumbral lunar eclipse, only a shadow will hit the moon, rather than the regalia of a total lunar eclipse. However, astrologically and magically, an eclipse is still an eclipse. Although not as visually spectacular as the 26 May 2021 Total Lunar Eclipse, this eclipse still has a bit bite, thanks to the conjunction of 2 of the 4 royal fixed stars.

The Sun conjoins Antares and the full Moon conjoins Aldebaran, for this eclipse, giving it a very volatile and aggressive mars like quality. Both Antares and Aldebaran are out for conquest. As these alignments are on an eclipse axis, there is a blurring or shadowing effect. 

Things are very much not as they seem. Unseen actions and power moves are at play, so drawing down this energy is potentially problematic. This is not a full moon to be playing with, unless you like to bring unexpected power plays into your life. 

Resting and staying hydrated during the actual eclipse is recommended along with keeping a low profile. Eclipse can be blind spots or quickening of events, having Antares and Aldebaran being brought into the mix, gives this eclipse some real fire power. 

Re-entering the eclipse season of 2020, it seems appropriate to have such potent points activated as we begin the wrapping up of 2020.  Watch this space, and be mindful of what you choose to do with this energy. 

Eclipse start 6:32pm     Middle/Max : 8:42pm    End  10:53pm AEDT 

Image : Elizabeth Shippen Green, Halley’s Commet at Dawn 1909

NEW MOON IN SCORPIO 2020

Image : Kim Novak

NEW MOON IN SCORPIO

SUNDAY 15 NOV 16:08 AEST 

The new moon in Scorpio is kind of an interesting one ! Mars the ruler of this lunation, is recently stationed direct. Although lacking in pace, mars is operating in the right direction and is able to build some forward motion, much like the new moon. Mars recently direct offers a positive influence after so much intensity that was created with its three months retrograde. This mars ruled new moon, offers a nice little resting/restart point. 

The New Moon has a lovely sextile to Jupiter, giving some optimism around capricornian things such as money or benefits from people in power or authoritarian roles such as workplace bosses or those who have power and influence. Be open to assistance from those in positions of authority over the next two weeks, there might be a nice helping hand. Or you take on that role and position to assist others, with your own ability to influence and help others, through your own powers and privledges.

Mercury is opposite Uranus in Taurus. Mercury sharing the same space as the new moon in Scorpio, give a little boost to mercantile things such as trade, business, perhaps writing and communication. Uranus is the unseen opportunity or idea. Be open to the unexpected opportunity of exchange.

Overall, it’s an interesting new moon, with some really nice areas for opportunity and expansion, especially as the moon waxes towards its fullness. Keeping in mind this is the last lunation before eclipse season begins. So, this is the last moon we have that isn’t impacted by eclipses for the next few lunar cycles. The new moon in Scorpio, has some nice things going on with it, so feel free to dip your toes into it and see what transpires:) 

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MARS IN ARIES 2020 : THE STATION DIRECT

Photographer: Camilla Akran 

MARS STATION DIRECT IN ARIES 

11:34am AEST

Today Mars the red planet, stations direct after three months of retrogradation in Aries the sign it rules, and this is great news! 

Mars, retrogrades every two years and it’s a planet that isn’t particularly fond of doing so either. Retrogrades slow down and imbed Mars, a planet whose primary significations are about motion, fast pace and action. When retrograde this pace and action slows down, it causes frustration and friction due to the lack of momentum. Such frustrations can turn inward as the environment around you slows down. Mars is powerful in Aries, due to its rulership; this coupled with the fact that mars also retrogrades least in Aries out of all of the zodiacal signs, had made the last three months particularly stressful.

Mars turned retrograde September 10thand it’s at this time reflections or struggles became more apparent or deepened. Perhaps there were other things agitating situations that you weren’t previously aware of.

Re looking at your personal power, strength or what rouses anger could have been areas for redress. Depending on where this is occurring in your personal chart. Anyone with personal planets in Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn, would have been more heavily impacted by this Mars Retrograde. Collectively Mars putting strain on Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto in late Capricorn has definitely created an element of tension, that has continued to simmer over the second half of 2020. Things have been on the verge and felt like they were going to get lit and exploding at any moment.  Keeping a coolness around all the heat anger around us, has definitely been a way of life and a state of being, since Mars entered Aries on June 29th.

Mars turning direct today, does make things more erratic than usual, but the good news is, we are moving to a place where we can finally gain some traction and get things moving again with a more assured sense of what direction we wish to direct our energy. The other benefit of this movement forwards of Mars, is being able to mould our tools in a sharper and more effective fashion. Mars finally leaves Aries after 6 months (instead of the usual two months) in early January, and it is at that time, we will feel the heat turned down just a little, as we move away from the tectonic shifts of 2020’s astrology, with more tools and aids at our disposal.