The Astrology Blog – 7 July 2014
Can I start this week by saying thanks to everyone for supporting the Astrology Blog. The readership figures grow steadily each week and thank you too for the feedback I’m receiving. Many of you regularly forward the blog, so if you would like your family and friends to receive their own personalized mailing every Monday morning, I can add them to the main list. Just reply to this mailing with name and email address to be added, which of course is used for no other purpose.
I was struck by how many people used this link to chart calculation so here’s the link again:
Enter your data – your date, place and time of birth – and you will immediately get your horoscope on the screen. Hover the mouse over the glyphs for the planets and signs and you will get the information in English in the bar across the top!
For example is Mercury, and the figures and glyph for the sign will tell you the degree and minute at which Mercury is positioned in your natal chart.
Skip this next bit if you’re not a tennis fan! Wimbledon is over, fabulous final yesterday between Djokovic and Federer, a real nail biter down to the last minute. An epic battle was indicated by the fact that the chart was “stamped” by Mars (one to one combat) and Jupiter (epic, victory) being exactly conjunct angles. This is an astrological feature that is always important regardless of what or who the chart is for. On this occasion we had an Ascendant of 20 Libra – and Mars at 20 Libra – and a Midheaven (top of the chart, public showing) of 27 Cancer and Jupiter at 27 Cancer.
The rules of contest astrology worked up to up a point. The Wimbledon chart was ruled by a retrograde Mercury and featured a Mars – Uranus opposition, which indicated that the favourites wouldn’t win and that the tournament would be full of surprises. This was the case in the women’s, but not the men’s as Djokovic was number one seed and did win. Mine and Sally’s interpretations about his injury risk played out in the amount of bad tumbles he took, calling the trainer out twice during the final, but happily he came through unscathed. Congratulations to Sally who picked out Djokovic at the start of the tournament as her winner!
Other feedback from last week – remember the checklist that I always post for when Mercury turns direct? It includes, “Rumours are squashed when the truth outs”. Our rent is due on the 1st of each month which was the day that Mercury turned direct in the sign of the Twins. When the landlord called in he told us that he had heard that we hadn’t been paying the electricity bills. He wouldn’t name names so we don’t know who started the rumour, but happily I was able to produce receipts on the spot for the last two (Gemini) bills to show him that all was up to date. Hopefully he went and gave the rumour monger a mouthful (Gemini in a bad mood….)
When Mercury turned retrograde I posted:
“Many stories illustrate that retrograde Mercury issues are often those that are not of our own making. The usual caution applies until he turns direct again, such as buying yourself time for major decisions or being vigilant about your security and possessions, but there’s a limit to how much we can actually predict or anticipate his havoc loving antics.”
My top story sent in by a reader to illustrate the point …
“A friend of mine was with her child and a gust of wind blew her buggy into the lake at the local park complete with her new Iphone.”
Fortunately the child was not in the buggy!
So what’s happening this week? Firstly we have the Sun aspecting two major planets.
Sun square (inharmonious) Uranus – exact on Tuesday at 17.24
Sun trine (harmonious) Saturn – exact on Wednesday at 01.30
Uranus and Saturn both tend to be troublesome or demanding, even under good aspects. Matters are not helped by the fact that together they are currently forming a quinqunx – an awkward name and an awkward aspect, meaning that they are exactly five signs apart. This aspect is known as a blind spot so the most important message is not to charge into anything that smacks of recklessness. In other words, if you’re thinking of taking a risk then don’t, at least for now.
There is also something of “ne’er the twain shall meet” with this aspect, so look out for conflicting views and opinions that can engender resentment or disputes but which, ultimately, have no easy or obvious answers. Decide which battles are worth fighting and which are not.
These aspects also signal a disruptive start to the week in terms of being able to stick to what you had planned to do. Factor in extra time as much as possible. Wednesday morning is ideal for starting afresh so wherever you need to wipe the slate clean, practically or emotionally, you’ll have the chance to do so.
The weekend brings the Full Moon in Capricorn (exact on Saturday at 12.26). Traditionally Capricorn is the sign of career and ambition so generally this is the ideal time for setting goals. If you have an important project on the go, need to make work decisions or seal a new deal now is the time to pull out all the stops. Don’t forget to look out for the notorious Full Moon domestics too!
New cycles are opening up in other ways too. Mercury moves into Cancer on Sunday at 05.46 for the second time. The first time was 29 May but he then turned retrograde on 7 June and reversed back into Gemini. This time he is now back up to speed so any issues that got put on hold at the beginning of last month can now be revisited and sorted. Tend especially to home, family and property concerns as this is also the last week of Jupiter’s year long journey through Cancer. Next week he will move into Leo and I’ll be talking more about that next time
Finally the weekend finishes on a high note with a lovely Venus trine Mars on Sunday exact at 09.23. The love planets in good aspect to each other – on this occasion in the air signs of Gemini and Libra – is good news for your love life. Whether you want quality time together, or have important things to discuss and agree, or whether you want to make progress with someone you’re attracted to or you’re in the market for meeting someone new, this coming weekend is packed with opportunity. Enjoy!