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14 January 2013 – This week’s Astrology

To me this feels like a week that falls into two definite halves. For the first half we have Venus travelling towards a conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn, exact in the early hours of Thursday. Taken alone Venus (love, pleasures, money) meeting Pluto (endings, absence, power, intensity) is not the most comfortable of pictures but, as ever, it’s too easy to tip over into alarmism.

Yes, for some it will be about putting an end to unmanageable or unhealthy setups, but it’s also a good time to look deeply at anything that is not working in your life. There is also a message here about how to put your resources of love and money to powerful use.

Add to the mix that Venus moves on to make a sextile (harmonious) to Saturn in Scorpio later the same day and a picture of greater stability starts to emerge. Note that Saturn and Pluto are currently in mutual reception (each other’s signs, Saturn now travelling through Pluto’s water sign of Scorpio, and Pluto travelling through Saturn’s earth sign of Capricorn).

This signals collaboration at work, moves that you can make to strengthen or heal a situation/relationship etc. The end of the week is great for final answers and practical agreements when the Sun and Mercury meet up in Capricorn early on Friday.

The Sun and Mercury then both change sign, moving on into Aquarius at the weekend. This opens a new chapter that is far less intense as Aquarius is an air sign (the element of the mind) associated with objectivity, realism – with a dash of genius thrown in for good measure. It’s also the sign of the collective so humanitarian issues move into the limelight, as does any concern that focuses on the “good of the whole” – in other words, what works best for most is the way forwards.

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19 November 2012 – This week’s Astrology

Hi everyone

Firstly a big thank you for supporting the weekly column. As you know it was re-launched at the end of August but you may not know that this also involved restarting the Facebook “likes”. So if you originally “liked” this column on Facebook your vote no longer shows. In the spirit of retrograde Mercury when “re” words count for a lot, if you want to “re-like” you’ll find the icon at the end of the column. Many thanks!

Yes Mercury is still rewinding through secretive and complex Scorpio and will be for another week. Rethink, re-assess and if in doubt say or do nothing. Bide your time or buy yourself time with regard to all important decisions, especially ones that relate to issues that you feel very strongly about. Scorpio is associated with passionate feelings – nothing wishy-washy about this sign – but also with things that are hidden from us. Take special note of events this coming weekend when Mercury will be “stationing” (getting ready to start moving forwards again).

Otherwise all the astro-action is packed into Thursday/Friday when the love planet Venus also arrives in Scorpio and Mars crosses swords with spanner-in-the-works Uranus. This doesn’t mean that things can’t get resolved but it’s a volatile picture and the x-factor is in there somewhere…keep your head and avoid unnecessary risks of all kinds. Mars aligns with order loving Saturn on Saturday – especially helpful as these two planets are currently in “mutual reception”, Mars being in Saturn’s sign of Capricorn, and Saturn being in Mars’s sign of Scorpio. Again, look out for new information surfacing or the input of a third party that can reveal options/moves to make that previously you may not have been aware of.

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