Mars represents our desire and impulse to move forward and get things done. Mars rules Aries and is therefore at home here. Mars is the ancient ruler of Scorpio. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and represents a new beginning, it says “I am”! It represents the head and body/muscles, inflammation, infections & fevers- courage at its highest expression.
Mars in Aries goes retrograde at 28 Aries 09 on 9 Sept 2020, Mars in Aries goes direct at 15 Aries on 14 Nov 2020 and Mars is completely out of Aries 7th Jan 2021. Dates to note: 29 Sept 2020 when Mars squares Saturn retrograde- squares involving Mars spells frustration and blocks. Bring buckets of patience and diplomacy & tact during this Mars retrograde. Once Mars goes direct there will be more potential to have real progress in wherever we have been investing our energy- both collectively & personally. October has a Mercury retrograde in Scorpio start on 14 Oct and end at 25 Libra on 3 November. This complicates the Mars retrograde from an addition of intense feelings and psychological outpourings including obsessions and possessiveness. October appears to be a highly active month for lots of aggression and frustrations. A New Moon at 23 Libra opposes the Mars retrograde frustrating a potential new start. Mars squares Pluto from 8-11 October speaking to power struggles, maybe military action combined with Mars square Jupiter 18-20 October…and Mercury retro in Scorpio opposing Uranus in Taurus- surprising reprisals and passionate expression. A new moon in Scorpio on 15 November may bring opportunities for powerful alliances with the Jupiter conjunct Pluto is sextiled by the new moon. December 2020 may herald some real breakthroughs for proposing real resolutions for us to move towards a peaceful inclusive destiny. 9 Dec Mars sextile North Nodes of the Moon in Gemini and days around 11 Dec has Mars trine a hopeful Sagittarius Sun. On the 14 Dec we have a significant Total Eclipse New Moon at 23 Sagittarius that has the Moon/Sun/Mercury/south nodes of the Moon all together hovering close by the galactic center- a very hopeful & inspiration eclipse that can last 3 to 6 months. Mars will square Pluto again so not everyone will agree, and this is aggression. With Mars direct nothing will be in the way. In Jan 2021 with Mars direct we have several personal planets all reaching the anorectic 29 degree of their respective sign poised to go forward into new energy. This includes: Mars followed by Mercury, & Venus. A New Moon at 23 Capricorn on 13 Jan 2021 conjuncts the degree point of the Mars square Pluto from Oct & Dec 2020- a last hurrah for conflict with the old guard.
July 2020 Astrology and Ascendant Horoscopes-All signs
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Time Stamps for the Capricorn Eclipse:
Full Moon Eclipse in Capricorn: 6:04, Capricorn: 30:17, Aquarius: 32:57, Pisces: 34:41, Aries: 35:37, Taurus: 36:41, Gemini: 38:00, Cancer: 39:25, Leo: 41:44, Virgo: 48:35, Libra: 45:08, Scorpio: 47:01, Sagittarius: 48:26, China 1: 1:09, China 2: 9:51, New Moon in Cancer: 17:41, I want to do something but I don’t know how: 27:17, Ahead for August: 50:15 .
July starts off with a Mercury retrograde in Cancer forming a square with Chiron in Aries then this is repeated on 22 July but Mercury is direct suggesting a communication about healing is finally recognized on 22nd July even though it was presented early in July. Opposition meets with agreement. On the 4th of July on the 9:43 PM PDT we have our final lunar Capricorn eclipse at 13 Capricorn 37’ putting the Sun at 13 Cancer 37. The Fixed star Sirius conjuncts this Sun & opposes the Moon. Sirius is associated with great heat but favorably placed granting great honor, fame, and riches- but, also dog bites! It is the brightest star in the sky! Jupiter/Pluto continues their conjunction Bringing up our shadow sides to be dealt with. For some great wealth is possible with this configuration. Jupiter retrograde sextiles a Neptune retrograde. Saturn quincunx the North Nodes of the Moon in Gemini. Great inspiration but some adjustment needed as we do a humankind course correction.
Of note with China’s chart– The Total Eclipse @ 23 Sagittarius forms and inconjunct with China’s Jupiter in the 12th house 14 Dec 2020. Remember that Jupiter rules this eclipse in Sagittarius giving Jupiter more importance. Saturn will conjunct first its natal Jupiter in Dec 2020 followed by a conjunction with the Aquarian Ascendant followed by the Moon, representing the people of China, mid Jan 2021. The new Moon on 13 Jan 2021 at 21 Capricorn 23 will conjunct China’s natal Jupiter in the 12th house, transiting Pluto will be at 23 degrees Capricorn, close by. The ruler of China’s Aquarius Ascendant is Uranus (& Saturn- which conjuncts the Ascendant early Jan 2021- Uranus goes direct mid-Jan 2021- I suggest that this may be a time of direct ‘action’ by China, possibly unexpected & sudden. It is a trigger. At the end of Jan 2021 Mars will conjunct Uranus in Taurus then Mars will be opposite China’s Midheaven in Scorpio but first it will conjunct China’s Venus in Scorpio mid-Feb 2021- a surprising incident at end Jan 2021 will be made public mid-Feb 2021. When Jupiter was in Capricorn last 25 Jan 2008: China had the worst snowstorm since 1954 causing huge economic problems & hunger & May 2008 when Jupiter was at 22 degrees Capricorn conjuncting the natal China’s Jupiter in the 12th house a huge 7.9 earthquake happened, on 29 March 2008 there was violent unrest in Tibet followed by Jan 2009 when Jupiter entered Aquarius there was ethnic violence between the Muslims & Han Chinese.
Mercury goes direct at 5 degrees of Cancer on 12July- a weekend where communication breakthroughs may be possible. Venus is inconjunct Uranus- surprising, unexpected adjustments may need to be made in our loves lives and with our money. Mars will conjunct Chiron on the 14th July initiating a way forward for our healing in a new, pioneering way. The Sun opposes Pluto on 15th July. Early on the 20th July the Moon opposes Pluto, just before the New Moon in Cancer. The New Moon in Cancer is at 28 Cancer 27 on 20th July at 10:33 a.m. PDT. The Sun & Moon will oppose Saturn exactly. The Sun and Moon will quincunx the South Nodes of the Moon encouraging us to let go of old beliefs that do not nurture us- an adjustment may need to be made & it could involve a foreign nation or nationals. Mars sextile Uranus and squares Chiron (exact). Jupiter sextiles Neptune exact till 1st August. Saturn quincunx the North Nodes of the Moon exactly too. LEO season stars on 22nd July- let us have some fun! On 26 & 27th July Mars enters its shadow period- @ 15 Aries & will officially go retrograde at 28 Aries in September. Mercury direct in Cancer squares Mars and Venus squares Neptune on 27/28 July.
In the sky: On the 4th of July you can see Jupiter and Saturn (as it opposes the Sun)- they will shine brightly. In the morning watch Mercury ruse up in the sky before the Sun during July.28-29th July we have the Delta Aquarid Meteor shower, but the 2nd quarter moon may hinder seeing them.
Tip: Use July to get in touch with nature. During these turbulent (but potentially positive) times we ask: What can I do? One of the easiest things is to feel the earth or sand and water under you- so easy. Go for a walk by yourself or your dogs- this type of activity sets up a direct connection with the Universe and higher self – clearer thinking can ensure. You can also practice Gratitude: list 1-3 things you are grateful for & give thanks.
Next Month- August: Venus in Gemini & direct conjuncts the North Nodes of the Moon in Gemini @28 degrees, Uranus goes retrograde mid-August. There is a Full Moon in Aquarius & New Moon in Leo (these sextiles the North Nodes of the Moon in Gemini). The famous Perseids Meteor shower will be best seen mid-August
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Time Stamps: Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius: 2:07, New Moon Eclipse in Cancer-Summer Solstice: 6:11, Ascendants: Cancer: 21:06 , Leo: 23:16 , Virgo: 24:00 , Libra: 24:40 , Scorpio: 25:30 , Sagittarius: 26:50 , Capricorn: 31:17 , Aquarius: 33:10, Pisces: 34:16, Aries: 36:27 , Taurus: 37:19 , Gemini: 38:40 , Next Month July: 41:16 , In the Sky: 42:19 , Creating positive outcomes using positive visualization and “feeling”: 43:44.
Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius kicks off the Eclipse Season where eclipses will fall on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis. On the 5th of June @ 12:13 pm the eclipse happens at 15 degrees Sagittarius 34’ & Mercury sextile Uranus closely squares Chiron- we may hear some surprising news regarding our healing (potentially about the virus). Individually, this may be some surprising news that takes us aback- we receive this news or deliver it. Sagittarius asks us to think big picture, take risks but also gives us inspiration and at its highest provides great wisdom. For Sagittarius this represents a culmination or ending of something in your life.
Mercury goes retrograde in Cancer on 18th June till 12th July starting at 14 degrees Cancer and ending at 5 degrees Cancer. Together with the Venus retrograde this now has us looking at our habits we’ve picked up and seeing how that plays into our relationships (Venus). Past conditioning, our mother, parents, our home (past and present) may all come into focus at this retrograde. Ask: does this person, place, job, thing make me feel nurtured, secure and safe?
On the 20th of June in the Northern Hemisphere on the West Coast we have the final Cancer eclipse at 0 degrees 21 minutes @ 11:42 pm PDT and the Summer Solstice at the same time. This suggests the energy from this eclipse lasts for at least 3 months till the Fall Equinox where a new cycle begins.
Venus in Gemini @ 5 degrees goes direct on 25th June. It forms a wide conjunction with Chiron suggesting some real beneficial news with regards to our healing.
Next month: July 2020 has the final eclipse in Capricorn @ 13 degrees and a New Moon in Cancer (not an eclipse) marking a new true beginning for Cancers. Mercury will go direct.
In the Sky: Venus will go into the underworld end May, early June and then rise as a morning star seen easily in the morning sky around 11/12 June. Please check out Gary Caton’s video where he explains the astronomy, mythology and positive effects of this Venus retrograde period.
Authors with books on positive visualization: Shakti Gawain, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Eckert Tolle and many more!!!
Link to Gary Caton video on Venus retro with astronomy, mythology & astrology:
North Nodes in Gemini and South Nodes in Sagittarius
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From May 2020 to Jan 2022 this transit will be in effect. It represents our global destiny over the next 1.5 years. You can look back to ~19 years ago for individual themes that will, in some way, repeat themselves. If you have your own North Nodes of the Moon natally in Gemini this is a particularly important turning point in your destiny, ditto if you have them natally in Sagittarius (the opposite sign).
Gemini generally is asking us all to see both sides to a situation, communication, listening to others and being open to new things coming our way. This is a time of gather the ‘facts’- I “just want the facts ma’am” type of thinking and processing information. This is a time to let go of judging others and being self-righteous or making assumptions without the facts or listening carefully to others. This has an Aquarian like feel in that it asks us to really listen to others and incorporate that in our thinking and subsequent actions. Careers in all types of communication are favored, e.g. writing, teaching, presenting. This is us living in a society with many different views, philosophy & individual paths- all need to be respected & considered for the bigger picture. Enjoy the present moment (s) whilst planning. When it comes to relationships freedom to do what you want is prominent where “variety is the spice of life”. Diplomacy and tact will go a long way during the next 1.5 years! Charm can be encouraged by developing the “art of small talk”.
I’m mainly speaking to transits to just the Natal Chart but, you can consider the Solar return (an influence over a year) and Lunar return (an influence over a month) charts too especially by exact conjunction.
If you have the North Nodes in Gemini by birth, then this transit will give you energy and power to express your destiny. If you have other natal planets also conjunct your natal North Nodes of the Moon, then these planets energy will be set off too. This starts off a new, positive cycle for you & the timing may be reflected by the ‘exact’ degree point of both your natal North Nodes and the transiting North Nodes. Fortunate, important people may come into your life that are of great importance to you expressing your individual destiny.
If your North Nodes are in the opposite sign, Sagittarius, where the South Nodes of the Moon are by transit then you will need to incorporate some aspects of yourself that are very familiar and let go and instead point your arrow to the area (house or houses) that is represented by Gemini. You could have to let things or people go at this time as your transform the way you think about them in your life. This especially applies to the real reason or meaning of life and the legacy you feel you need to leave.
Timing can potentially be more accurate when the transiting North Nodes (in this case Gemini) are aspecting our angles (Ascendant, Descendant & Midheaven especially).
North Nodes in Gemini conjunct your natal Midheaven marks a time when you may progress professionally, your career shines and new doors open for you. Those in power may provide you with positive career growth. This is in contrast where the 4th house (where the south node presides) is not so favorable, perhaps a sacrifice in the home as a result of a forward moving career occurs. Your parents, especially your mother may be important for you during the next 1.5 years. This could literally involve a house move as a result of a positive development in your career.
North Nodes in Gemini conjunct your Ascendant marks a time when you have fortunate events and people come into your life. You can be “in the right place, at the right time” now. If you are lucky enough to be born with the North Node conjunct the Ascendant this is a life theme for you. With the South Nodes in your 7th house this could have your partners not be cooperative and could involve extra burdens for you. If you have the North Nodes in Gemini conjunct your Descendant in your 7th house then the “other” either marriage or business partner, or both, could have the upper hand & you may need their support at this time. This could be a favorable time to meet a partner, marriage or business or both.
Linda Goodman discusses the importance of the Part of Fortune and the Vertex and the North Node transiting these points- I refer you to her website under the reference section below (1).
North Nodes by transit & effects on Natal Planet placements by activating that planets specific energy. In conjunction with Pluto- great courage and strength to persevere & can be a time of psychological growth of note. It can be a time of great transformation and transition where you may choose a new path in life including new relationships. The house this occurs in will reflect the area of your life involved in transformation & release.
North Nodes by transit in conjunct with Neptune can bring general confusion & fogginess to the house involved. Take care with any deception, lying or ‘hidden’ agendas currently. Consult with experts if warranted. It can indicate drug or substance abuse where you take the high road. It can mark a time when dreams really do come true.
North Nodes by transit conjunct with Uranus brings the unexpected to the house involved. Out of the blue, unusual things or people come into your life. You may have a great desire to break free- you may decide to become an astrologer. At its highest Uranus wants to provide enlightenment so, this could be a seminal moment when you literally ‘wake up’.
North Nodes by transit with Saturn suggest that authority figures or responsibilities take on a more important role. It can mark a time of new responsibility, for good or ill. This can be a very karmic time as Saturn rules karma. Your chickens come home to roost!
North Nodes by transit with Jupiter can indicate time of good fortune but also loss. And weight gain or loss can occur. Equally, small animals, or horses (Jupiter rules Sagittarius and the glyph of half man, half horse) may be more important at this time. Publishing a book or a move abroad could all be on the books!
North Nodes by transit with Mars gives us courage to pursue a certain path or directive especially as it applies to a pioneering new way forward. Energy generally can be abundant- take care with potential angry outbursts though!
North Nodes by transit with Venus can signify a new love of importance comes into your life. But it can just as easily be a time of lots of positive social interactions and events.
North Nodes by transit with Mercury can bring all forms of communications into the spotlight including small journeys. You may be making important announcements to others- ensure the message is clear. Young people could be more important for you including your children.
North Nodes by transit and the Sun can indicate job or home changes are on the cards. People of importance may come in at this time. Pay attention especially with who ‘comes into’ your life- it may not be obvious now but later, what influence they will have positively on your life.
North Nodes by transit and the Moon suggest that the home, family, your mother, perhaps parents will be important for you now. Someone new may enter your life that provides a nurturing role for you. You may also make a conscious decision to change habits you acquired early in life that no longer serve you.
Ronngren, D. (2005) Lunar Nodes, Keys to Emotions and Life Experience. ETC Publishing: Reno, NV
Spiller, J. (1997) Astrology for the Soul. Bantam Books: NY, NY
May 2020 Astrology
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May 2020 starts off with Mercury conjunct Uranus in Taurus- angry words or thoughts could slowly percolate up! Take care
The North Nodes of the Moon of our collective destiny now starts at 29 degrees Gemini on 6th May 2020 for the next 1.5 years- emphasizing more cerebral things, exchanging information and data and forming connections. I will do an extended video shortly covering all the Ascendants so you can see what area of your life will be affected. Look to approximately 19 years ago for the ‘theme’.
Full Moon in Scorpio on 7th May @ 9:46 a.m. PDT puts the Moon at 17 Scorpio 20 and the Sun, in the opposite sign, Taurus conjunct Mercury- emphasizing stability in the facts and our thoughts. But…with a Full Moon in “Still waters run deep” Scorpio we will have conflicting, deep feelings too. This could generate some drama, heightened intuition, money- especially shared money. At it’s worse, obsessive/compulsive feelings. Fear & anxiety will be our default…put some positive actions in place prior that you can go to alleviate this. Venus goes retrograde at 21 Gemini 50 on 8th May till 25th June at 5 Gemini- look to these degrees in your chart to see what house & area of your life that may be affected. I’ve done an extended Venus retrograde in Gemini video; please access here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rWYBjKmLww&t=1843s
Saturn stations retrograde on the 11th and Jupiter stations retrograde on 14th June – this has us going back to the drawing board for our future.
A New Moon at 2 Gemini 05 on 22nd May is at 10:38 a.m. PDT. Happy New Year for all Gemini’s. The Sun and Moon in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius- this marks a time of stable new, favorable wise information. Saturn also conjuncts Pallas Athena (wise, strategic warrior) suggesting a new strategy is discussed & rolled out & that we should build (Saturn) connections (Aquarius) like bridges with others not walls (also Saturn). Mars sextiles Uranus spells out enthusiasm and excitement. Jupiter continues to conjunct Pluto and can bring out self-righteousness- but growth and transformation of our shadow sides is being called out. I did an extended video on this transit that occurs 3X in 2020 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fqbjmdEbRo
Birthdays affected by this New Moon in Gemini are 22-24th May and Ascendants 1-3 degrees Gemini.
Looking ahead at June 2020 we have Mercury going retrograde in Cancer and the same time as Venus is retrograde in Gemini, our first eclipse @ 0 degrees of Cancer on the Summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and Venus goes direct at the end of June!!- a action packed month.
Please take care, better days are ahead. Leave comments and questions.
Jupiter conjunct Pluto and Jupiter conjunct Saturn 2020
Jupiter will conjunct Pluto three times in 2020. 4th April at 24 Capricorn 53 with the Moon at 3 Virgo, Venus at 1Gemini and Mercury conjunct Neptune 20 degrees and 19 degrees Pisces respectively & Saturn and Chron will be direct 0 degrees Aquarius and 5 degrees Aries with the Sun at 15 Aries.
The second is on 30th June at 24 Capricorn 6 minutes with both Jupiter and Pluto retrograde and a Mercury retrograde at 10 Cancer, conjunct the Sun the next day, 2 eclipses in June 5th June Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius and 21st June New Moon at zero degrees of Cancer. North Nodes of the Moon now in Gemini @29 degrees.
The third is on 12th November at 22 Capricorn 51, Saturn is direct at 26 Capricorn 56, last here mid-Feb 2020 when the USA realized the gravity of the Corona virus, Pluto will arrive here March 2021. The Moon and Venus conjunct in Libra, Sun and Mercury in Scorpio with the Sun sextile Jupiter and Pluto, Mars is retrograde at 15 Aries Chiron and Neptune and Uranus retrograde- positive news for money markets but work going on in the background (Mars retro) to put some pioneering methods in place over the next many months through Jan 2021.
Jupiter is where we grow, its where we reach for our higher selves to make meaning of life (it is foreign people, foreign places). It meets up with Pluto three times over 2020. Pluto is our soul, our shadow self and asks us to transform. This is taking Lead and transforming it into Gold- magic potentially.
Many souls are being transformed, some to a higher level, others to another world- mostly we are polishing up our shadow side so we might be at a higher vibrating level for all. This could reflect power struggles, secrets or hidden information or things. We are meant to transform our shadow and soul into something better.
Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius bring Jupiter’s transformation from it’s conjunct with Pluto to manifest it in something real with new gold standards by which we all live by.