EYE ON THE YEAR: YOUR PLANNER PART 2
While I am not wanting to predict wars and falls of Presidents and global economic disasters for the sake of being sensational, it is useful to know the astrological weather for the year and when to plan a picnic and when to watch out for tornado warnings. I have looked at the astrology for the year and here are some highlights that might help you with your planning. In Part 1, we focused on January-early August. Click below if you missed Part 1.
MERCURY IN VIRGO : AUGUST 20-OCT 26TH
Mercury spends 67 days in it’s exalted sign of Virgo this fall as it retrogrades Sept 9-Oct 2nd in Virgo. I always enjoy exalted Mercury in Virgo because of it brings out the highest qualities of communication, organization, business, writing. It cancels out the debilitation of Venus from Sept. 24th-Oct 18th and that is always helpful. Still Venus is combust Sept. 14-Dec 1st and that is always hard for Libra and Taurus rising for health and energy and it can bring up jealousy issues. Mercury can be more creative and intuitive for many when it retrogrades.
VENUS IN LIBRA: Oct 17-Nov. 11th
Always a wonderful time of the year for Libra rising. Saturn is still afflicting Libra in late degrees because it retrogrades back into Capricorn but the end of Oct will be more fun for Libras and Geminis in particular.
SATURN STATION DIRECT ON Oct. 23rd -CAPRICORN 24 DEGREES
Saturn goes stationary direct in late October and becomes less malefic and a big relief after a long summer and fall of deeper suffering and delays and deeper health issues. It goes into Aquarius for 2.5 years on Jan. 17th. While this is good for Aquarius rising and Capricorn rising, strong malefics are always more trouble but the aspects will move from Aquarius to Aries, Leo and Scorpio generating a new set of problems for those signs and giving some relief to Pisces, Cancer and Libra who have had a strong impact from Saturn since Jan. 2020.
MARS RETROGRADE GEMINI 1 DEGREE TO TAURUS 13TH ON OCT 29-JAN. 12TH
Retrograde malefics are stronger and cause more problems. Mars retrogrades every 2 years. If you are Aries or Scorpio rising it is often good for health and vitality but initially the 8th house station in Gemini is difficult. Mars will spend most of its retrograde time in Taurus and so it will cause those most problems for Taurus rising either by increasing passions and sexual energies too much or increasing relationship bickering and fighting. Mars retrograde can have energy ups and downs and will blast in spurts and then retire in exhaustion so you have to pace yourself. The station occurs right around the US natal Mars at zero degrees Gemini so that may accelerate aggressive and war-like energies that are so part of the US make-up and the President of China, Xi, also has his natal Mars at that degree. Will US China aggressions around China flare-up?
CONJUNCTIONS WITH KETU IN LIBRA IN EARLY NOVEMBER:
Ketu conjunctions can act like a black hole that sucks the energy out of planets when they are together. Sun is conjunct Ketu on Nov. 5th and this can lead to low self-esteem or a very imbalanced ego and leads up to the lunar eclipse in Libra on Nov. 8th. Venus is conjunct Ketu on Nov. 2nd and Mercury on Nov. 6th. All of this energy is opposing Uranus in Aries. Should be an interesting start to November with the Mars retrogrades and the Saturn station in late October.
JUPITER STATIONARY DIRECT ON NOV. 23RD.
Time to get back into marketing as delays from the summer and fall will lift and projects can move forward. This seems like a very late stationary direct time as usually we have been getting it in August and September. It happens at 4 degrees of Pisces in the very spiritual nakshatra of Uttara bhadrapada (Pisces 3.20-16.40) We are grateful to have Jupiter in Pisces for a year to hold the planet together.
NEPTUNE DIRECT: DEC. 3RD – LATE AQUARIUS
Neptune stations in late Aquarius at 28 degrees and prepares for its final stay here before going into Pisces in late Feb. permanently. We have been waiting for a long time for Neptune to get out of the constellation of Purvabhadrapada (Aquarius 20-Pisces 3.20) which is connected to secret societies and in modern times the Deep State. Let’s hope in April 2023 when it finally leaves this constellation that the smoke and mirrors and illusions in the world that it has been weaving will be lifted.. It may take Saturn moving into this constellation in April 2024 to really give a sense of reality to how the world is run and what the Covid bio-terrrorism attack and all the wild politics in the world was about.