The Astrology Blog – 1 July 2015
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Firstly thanks to all the lovely students who took part in the London workshops over the Solstice weekend, and my gratitude to visiting tutors Grant Davis, Sally Kirkman and Ingrid Hoffman for their invaluable contributions – it was great to have you all on board.
Apologies for the late posting of this week’s blog, and that it’s much shorter than usual. I returned from London on Sunday, but complete with a mega UK cold… not feeling great to put it mildly, but how can an astrologer let a Venus – Jupiter conjunction pass by without comment! This powerful union has been beautiful to behold in the heavens and is exact this morning –
Wednesday Venus conjunct Jupiter at 21 degrees of Leo (08.52)
In brief, in traditional astrology –
• Venus is the Lesser Benefic – she rules love, women, pleasures, money, happiness
• Jupiter is the Greater Benefic – he rules luck, generosity, travel, education and anything that makes your world and your mind a bigger and better place
• Leo – sign of fixed fire, associated with the life force, pride, dignity, warmth, confidence, big heartedness and lavishness, correlating to the 5th house of creativity, children and those whom we enjoy
If any of the above themes are important for you right now then take special note of developments or decisions that are unfolding, or of people coming into your life at this time. In some way they will be good for you, bringing you either pleasure or good fortune.
Note that this stunning conjunction is normally a one-off each year but this time Venus is due to go retrograde towards the end of July, so she’ll travel “backwards” and repeat this aspect another two times – on 4 August at 28 degrees of Leo and on 25 October at 15 degrees of Virgo. If any of the mentioned degrees are relevant to your own horoscope then this sequence will be especially significant in your life. Here’s the usual link for checking the position of your natal planets:
Also today –
Wednesday Sun trine Neptune (22.11)
This harmonious aspect takes place in the water signs – the Sun now in Cancer and Neptune of course still in his own sign of Pisces. Ideal conditions for blossoming love stories, socializing, peace-making and compassion.
With regard to more practical issues look out for things coming to light, or coming full circle, a little later in the week with the Full Moon in an earth sign, followed by Mercury in good aspect to Uranus –
Full Moon at 10 degrees of Capricorn (03.21)
Mercury sextile Uranus (19.51)
There’s a conflict here between the old and the new – Capricorn being associated with tradition but Uranus being the new age planet of innovation, trend setting and rebellion. Things may work out in a surprising way and wherever you find that you’re able to think outside of the box is likely to pay off.
Also note that there’s a phenomenon in Horary Astrology (the ancient craft of divination in which you cast a chart not for a person but for the specific moment of asking a question) called Translation of Light. This is when a positive aspect between two planets is separating (past its sell by date) but a third and faster moving planet then moves in and makes harmonious aspects to the two planets in question. We have these conditions over the coming weekend, as Venus by then is separating from Jupiter (they’re moving apart again for a while) but Mercury catches up and makes aspects to them both –
Saturday Mercury sextile Jupiter (01.55)
Sunday Mercury sextile Venus (09.20)
Mercury is therefore translating the light of Jupiter back to Venus, and re-invoking the potency of the conjunction. In other words, there’s more to come with any story that started at the beginning of the week or themes of rescuing situations with the help of a third party. There should be a sense of things racing towards a conclusion – which we can only hope will include some answers for Greece!
Finally note that Mercury turned retrograde at 13 degrees of Gemini on 19 May and returned to that same degree last Saturday, which marked the end of his “shadow period”. These Mercury aspects are therefore even more positive and linked to fresh starts of the real kind.
May the Venus – Jupiter blessings come your way, and as it’s the first of the month – Kalo Mina – have a great month ahead,
Until next week,