THANK YOU to the lovely group who were here last week for the astrology course – everyone enjoyed every single minute to the full, we shared some amazing astrological insights and the weather was perfect! What a great way to close the 2013 Season.
If you want to explore the fascinating subjects of astrology or tarot for yourself, and enjoy a week on this beautiful Greek island of Lefkada, here are the course dates for next year:
· 19 May Working with Tarot
· 2 June Discovering Astrology
· 8 September Astrology & Tarot – Combining the 2 crafts
· 22 September Good Timing – Predictive Techniques in Astrology
There’ll be more details on the website soon or contact me direct on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries, no matter how small.
IMPORTANT CHANGE: Up until now there have been a maximum of 8 places per study group but from 2014 the numbers will be capped at 6.
If you want to go straight to the columns here are the links – suggest you read your Rising Sign (Ascendant) first and then your Sun Sign:
Weekly horoscopes on Avon Connects, starting every Monday:
Monthly horoscopes on Network She:
What’s happening this week?
The mind planet Mercury steals the headlines. This planet travels through all 12 signs once a year, never moving far away from the Sun, but because of three retrograde periods within each year his journey through each sign varies enormously in duration. At his fastest he can whizz through a sign in a couple of weeks, at his slowest the journey is a couple of months.
The latter is now in play as Mercury arrived in Scorpio yesterday but will start to slow down next week in readiness for turning retrograde on 21 October. He’ll be in Scorpio until 5 December so we’ll be talking about this placing and what it means a lot more over the next two months. For now, as ever when you have advanced warning of Mercury going retrograde no matter what the sign, the best advice is to get ahead! Any important plan, project, conversation, decision will benefit from immediate attention rather than leaving anything to chance.
More specifically, note that Scorpio belongs to the element of water (emotional world) but is also known as one of the mute signs. Talk-talk Mercury finds it difficult to natter away in this sign but don’t be fooled. Feelings/points of view are powerful and intense even though they may be difficult to put into words. Imagination, instincts and getting on track spiritually – sensing and following what is right for you – also count, especially as Mercury’s first aspect is a trine (harmonious) to Neptune in Pisces, exact at 22.47 BST tomorrow. Take special note of key events starting now as they may well be setting the tone for weeks to come.
Midweek brings the Sun square Pluto, opposite Uranus. In other words, the Sun is playing into the Uranus – Pluto square that is the major astrological backdrop of current times, lasting from June 2012 to March 2015. Remember the theme of Uranus (revolution) and Pluto (evolution) if you are dealing with big changes, particularly those that are, or appear to be, out of your direct control.
Mercury’s ingress (arrival) in Pluto’s sign of Scorpio, and the Sun in the sign of the Scales, underline the theme of how power/control issues can strike at the heart of balance and equality. The New Moon in Libra, exact on Saturday at 01.36 BST, therefore ends the week on an encouraging note and signals that a deeper understanding is the way forwards. New Moons = new cycles, but paying lip service to the Libra lessons of cooperation and compromise won’t work. Dig a layer deeper – and another – as Mercury’s journey is into the heart of the underworld, hidden agendas, the teeming riverbed of the unconscious, the mysteries of the human condition and the soul’s purpose. Intriguing stuff!