JULY MONTHLY HOROSCOPES 2021

Frederic Edwin Church, Alpine Scene in Thunderstorm, 1868

JULY ASTROLOGY 2021 


July opens with a tricky Mars Saturn opposition which sets the tone for the month as the two malefic aspect each other, each trying to have their way. Saturn in Aquarius has the upper hand, so the long slow game beats out any rush or major pushes ahead especially if they are coming from a place of passion or ego. A cool and detached head will win the race.


Having Mercury entering Cancer, joining the Sun and the New Moon, brings down some of the tensions mid month, as we get a more intuitive or emotive read on things. Bonding and connecting to those who nurture you is wonderful, helping you heal any wounds that have opened by Mars and Saturn’s opposition. 


Venus and Mars dance the lovers tango in Leo, helping to bring about passions or creative urges, this may direct you towards what you do and don’t want, helping to pin point, what the next steps forwards are for you.

ARIES / ARIES RISING

This month Aries, your creativity sector is activated. Pleasure abounds and connecting to creative pursuits, while having fun helps you shift from of the intensity of the recent eclipse season.  A full moon in your community sector offers emotional connection to your peers and social groups making July a month to really enjoy.

TAURUS / TAURUS RISING

July brings playful interaction on the home and family front, providing joy and pride in that which you have achieved.  The full moon in your career and reputation sector brings to fruition a six month cycle, offering a peak or fulfillment in this area. Jupiter re-enters your career sector at the month’s end, bringing a lesson or opportunity in this area of your life.

GEMINI / GEMINI RISING 

Mercury completes its retrograde and immediately shifts into Cancer, your money sector, allowing you to move forward with new initiatives or ideas that increase income or self-worth. This could be linked to an emotional project or to ideas related to sustenance, food, or nurturing. You shine in your local neighbourhood as Venus and Mars activate this sector of your chart. You radiate and people are drawn to you. 

CANCER / CANCER RISING 

The new moon in Cancer is an opportunity to reset and get ready for a new annual cycle. This is a powerful regeneration point for you since you are ruled by the Moon. Let go of the past year and prepare for the twelve months ahead. Mars and Venus make some nice connections in your income sector; you might be ripe for an opportunity that increases your income or makes you see your worth. 

LEO / LEO RISING 

Mars and Venus dancing a tango in your sign this month gives you an attractive and connective quality. Don’t be afraid to shine or be seen. At the month’s end Jupiter re-enters your partnership house which also hosts the full moon, offering positive omens about your one-on-one relationships and connections to others. This helps to draw people and opportunities to you.  

VIRGO / VIRGO RISING

Mercury finally shifts out of its retrograde phase and then moves into Cancer, giving great relief to you and to your career sector which was stirred up by Mercury’s hi-jinx’s in June. Your community and social sector helps feed and nourish you after a difficult few months. Emotions may be stirred, offering a depth of connection with your friends.  New beginnings and new bonds are forged in your social sector.

LIBRA / LIBRA RISING 

Mars and Venus ignite your social sector and your friendship groups as they show you how to have fun and let your hair down.  July will be a lovely time to spend with your friends and to just have fun! After the confusion of June, Mercury and the new moon in your career and reputation sector offer new resets and ingenious ideas around what to do next with your career. What you do next becomes apparent and you feel the hard “yes’.

SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING 

Mercury moving from your resource sector to your philosophy sector is a nice shift; one that allows you to ponder less practical and more fundamental ideas and solutions. It opens your mental space to deeper and more expansive ideas and thoughts. Mars and Venus in your career and reputation sector allows you to be seen in all your pride and glory. The full moon in your home and family sector reaches its peak, offering an opportunity to stand back and admire what you have achieved on the home and family front.

SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING 

Mercury moving on from its funky retrograde cycle in June, shifts focus onto solving more practical resource-based problems. The new moon on the tenth of July is also in this sector and provides a good reset point, allowing you to look at what resources you have and how best to maximise them for the next six months. The full moon sheds light onto what nurtures you in your local surroundings, highlighting that which might need feeding or which requires more of your energy or attention.

CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING

The new moon on  July 10thand Mercury’s ingress into Cancer a couple of days later, highlight your relationships with others. It might not just be about you anymore; it’s all about how you nurture and help others. New information about this will come to light. Your financial sector has some nice stimulation with the full moon and Jupiter’s re-entry around the month’s end.

AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING 

Your health and routine house are activated this month with a lovely new moon in Cancer along with Mercury’s ingress into this area of life. Looking at how you can better work and feed your daily routines and health habits has extra oomph this month. Venus and Mars stimulate your relationship sector, meaning others will be drawn to you or your attention might be focused on others. There is a magnetic quality to all your personal relationships right now.

PISCES / PISCES RISING 

A new moon and Mercury moving to your pleasure and child sector allows for stimulating engagement in both areas of life. Children and creative pursuits offer lessons and new areas of thought to you right now; it’s an area of innovation as well as nurture. The full moon in your subconscious sector might highlight something that needs to be addressed so you can move forwards. Mars and Venus give spunk and magnetism to all your daily routines, making life just that little bit more fun.

JUNE MONTHLY HOROSCOPES 2021

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AIRES / ARIES RISING

June begins with Venus bringing nourishment and pleasure to your home and family sector. Time spent at home with family or those you consider to be family helps bind and bring you closer together. Mars, shifting mid-month into your pleasure sector motivates you to get back to the things you love that are creative and fun. The solar eclipse conjunct Mercury, who is retrograde on June 10thmay see a time of confusion that becomes clearer by month’s end.

TAURUS / TAURUS RISING

Having Mercury’s retrograde and a solar eclipse in your earned money sector indicates confusion around income or finances. Take a cautious approach and minimise any undue risks until this phase has cleared in July. Mars’ motivating influence in your home sector is suitable for making home improvements that require hard work or muscle. Jupiter offers up some beneficial people within your social circles. 

GEMINI / GEMINI RISING

Mercury, your ruler, is retrograde in June; this, combined with the solar eclipse on June 10th, might be both confusing and confronting. Matters related to how you present and are seen are evolving rapidly. Although June might be uncomfortable, by July, there will be a clearer way to move forwards and present yourself to the world. Venus is very helpful for boosting finances, while Jupiter assists with career progression.

CANCER / CANCER RISING

Venus puts you in a great light as she moves through your presentation sector, allowing others to see your graces and attractive qualities. Mars shifting into your financial sector might offer bold opportunities to strike out; however, be mindful of your motivations. Hubris is to be avoided. An active Gemini sector points to a lot going on beneath the surface. Go with it; it’s evolving. 

LEO / LEO RISING

Mars moving into your most visible chart sector indicates an excellent opportunity to work on your physical strength and health. Be mindful that it doesn’t cross over into being seen as aggressive. Venus helps smooth over matters that have been agitated or stirred up on a subconscious level. Your social sector is changing thanks to a solar eclipse and Mercury’s retrograde. Know that by July, you will find clarity; until then, it’s evolving.

VIRGO / VIRGO RISING

Mercury’s retrograde in your career and reputation sector throws a few spanners in the works. Expect the unexpected and roll with it; this area of life will be in flux until July. Mercury is your ruler, so Virgos will feel it more than most. Jupiter brings buoyancy and optimism to your one-on-one relationships, and Venus in your social sector offers strong support from those around you.

LIBRA / LIBRA RISING

Venus graces your career and reputation sector allowing for harmonious and positive results in this area of life. Jupiter adds buoyancy and optimism to your daily routine bringing emotional support to the simplest of routines and activities. From mid-month, Mars boosts your interactions and motivates your social activities. 

SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING

A rather funky Mercury retrograde in your resources sector makes this area erratic and volatile all June; expect the unexpected. By July, things simmer down. Jupiter gives a wonderful boost to your love and creativity sector. Nourishing the waters and opening up new avenues, particularly in the area of love.

SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING

Mercury retrograde and a solar eclipse in your relationship sector will stir things up, making signals unreadable and down-right strange. Know this is at play if things get a bit strange, the uncertainty will ease in July. Jupiter, your ruler, is back at peak strength this June, offering gifts or opportunities in your family and home sector. Sagittarians will feel like they are getting their mojo back as it activates the base of your chart. 

CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING

Mercury retrograde and a Solar eclipse in your health and routine sector caution you to be mindful of your health and not overdoing things. The eclipse has a strong draining or purging effect, be aware that what you have planned might get diverted or altered. This is temporary, and things bounce back by July. Venus helps by offering support and bringing out the best in people you interact with all month, helping to smooth over any issues.

AQUARIUS  / AQUARIUS RISING

Jupiter enters your money sector for the first time in 12 years, helping boost income and self-worth. Mercury’s retrograde, along with a solar eclipse in your creativity and love sector, means reassessment – unseen influences are at play. Knowing it’s a time of change and evolution in this area of life allows you to move forwards with more clarity in July. 

PISCES / PISCES RISING

Jupiter is back in Pisces, and you’re adjusting to it being home after an absence of 12 years. It’s the beginning of a new cycle, boosting your confidence and sense of identity. Mercury’s retrograde and a solar eclipse in your home and family sector brings change, reassessment and progression. Not all of it can be seen or understood at the time. Know that matters related to your home and family are evolving.

MAY MONTHLY HOROSCOPES 2021

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The astrological landscape of May 2021, offers up some friendly sky’s for the first three weeks of May. The much heralded transit of Jupiter into Pisces begins, showing us the direction of 2022’s astrological highlight might present to take us, with its 2 month preview this May – July. Venus back in her home sign of Taurus for the first 9 days of May warms this space, before she hands over to Jupiters ingress to Pisces, middle of the month. The eclipse season begins at month’s end. Eclipse season is pushing for both innovation in the Gemini sector of your chart, whilst encouraging release and a letting go of the Sagittarius sector of your chart. The themes of these houses and signs best indicates how this might work for you, in your chart.. If you have planets in these signs, then this process of accumulation and detoxification is greater. Over all May is a great month and shows us the simple pleasures, before things get a bit more complicated and confusing in June; thanks to Mercury’s retrograde and the continuation of the eclipse season. Below are some quick highlights of May 2021. Enjoy xx

ARIES / ARIES RISING

The new moon in your financial sector on 12 May brings new opportunities for rewards thanks to its aspect to Jupiter. Jupiter then moves into Pisces, offering inspiration and assistance with turning dreams into reality. The lunar eclipse on 26 May might shade or create blind spots around entrenched belief systems or long distance travel meaning the whole picture is not seen at this time.


TAURUS / TAURUS RISING

A Taurus new moon on 12 May re-centres and reconfigures you to the core values and image you seek to embody. Jupiter’s shift into Pisces offers buoyancy; deepening your bonds to community and friendships. A lunar eclipse in your financial sector 26 May indicates some unseen elements around income and resources; caution is advised.

GEMINI / GEMINI RISING

Jupiter moving into your career sector until July offers a nice preview of 2022’s astrology. Jupiter helps with expansion and may bestow gifts in your career and reputation sector from May 14th. A lunar eclipse in your partnership sector on 26 May might bring instability or create a blind spot, know that what presents itself isn’t the full picture, this absence of facts will last for at least 4 – 6 weeks.


CANCER / CANCER RISING

The new moon on 12 May marks a nice reset point for your community and social networks allowing you to put any past difficulties behind you. Jupiter’s shift into Pisces on 14 May offers an exciting opportunity to learn or do a course, offering great teachers to you. The Lunar eclipse on 26 May occurs in your health and wellbeing sector, take extra precautions or keep your schedule light as you may feel especially drained at this time.


LEO / LEO RISING

A new moon in your career sector on 12 May is lovely reset point around your career and reputation, helping to seed new connections and relationships to foster and enjoy. Jupiter moving into your resource sector previews next year’s main astrological event, which benefits you by offering access to more resources than usual. The lunar eclipse on 26 May leads to unseen developments around your creativity and community. 

VIRGO / VIRGO RISING

Jupiter shifts into your relationship sector on 14 May, bringing buoyancy to relationships, offering new insights and support in all areas of life. This combined with the new moon 2 days earlier raises confidence by re-aligning your beliefs. A lunar eclipse on 26 May signals all is not what it seems in the home and career sectors; a more balanced situation needs to evolve, the fullness of which is not entirely apparent for at least 6 weeks.

LIBRA / LIBRA RISING

May’s New Moon on 12 May occurs in your resource sector starting a new 6-month cycle around external resources and evolving your relationship with them. Jupiter moves into your health and wellness sector, fostering abundance and optimism, greatly assisting your health sector. Mars moves through your career and reputation sector making your career sector very active and busy in May, rest will be important. 

SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING

A new moon in your relationship sector is always a lovely place for a new 6-month cycle. Focusing on new beginnings from 12 May for all your one-on-one relationships. On 26 May, a lunar eclipse in your income and money sector indicates information may be hidden or shaded for the next 4 -6 weeks. Things are not as they appear and any ‘great offers’ will have unseen aspects.

SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING

Jupiter moving into your home, family and ancestors sector on 14 May offers strong support and benefits as the planet of abundance and expansion begins its 2-month visit of Pisces. A lunar eclipse 26 May creates a 6-week period of instability around you and your relationships with others. Eclipses are shade spots, so any thing that is thrown up in your relationships isn’t the full picture or the full story. It’s evolving.

CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING

The May 12 new moon in your pleasure sector helps connect and re-establish your creativity for a more balanced approach. A lunar eclipse on 26 May sets up some tensions around health, wellbeing and routine. Be mindful that you are entering a 4 – 6-week period where health is being activated and unseen forces are at play. Pay attention to your body and schedule in rest time to avoid burn out or any unnecessary triggers. 

AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING

A May 12 new moon in your home, family and ancestor sector is a strong new 6-month cycle, new seeds are ready to sprout.  The lunar eclipse in your pleasure and social network sector is something to monitor – unseen elements are at play. Jupiter moving into your income sector is a teaser for 2022’s astrology and will be very beneficial to you financially.


PISCES / PISCES RISING

Having your ruler return to your sign for 2 months from 14 May is huge, it’s a prelude to 2022. Jupiter lifts spirts, offers luck and is a wonderful thing to have on side. Be ready. A lunar eclipse 26 May in your home and career sector is a rebalancing act behind the scenes. Not all the information is visible but do know that the wheels of progress are firmly in action. 

APRIL MONTHLY HOROSCOPES 2021

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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

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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

NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS 2021

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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.

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

Image : Elina Kechicheva for Dior 

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