2023’s Sagittarius Sun cycle will see Mercury, Venus and Mars change signs, Neptune station direct and the start of Mercury’s next retrograde. When the Sun and Mars move into optimistic Sagittarius on the 22nd and 24th, they will each quickly be squared by Saturn in Pisces on the 23rd and 25th. Ruled by exuberant, expansive […]
Sun Into Virgo 2014: Power Station
In 2023, the Sun will be accompanied by Scorpio’s ancient ruler, Mars, as it transits the fixed water sign. Mercury will also be moving through these immensely passionate waters from October 22nd until November 9th. Additionally, the lunar eclipse of October 28th will be the final one in the present series of eclipses on the Scorpio Taurus axis. Compared to the November 8, 2022 lunar eclipse in Taurus, with its t-square to Saturn in Aquarius, this one should be somewhat milder. That said, Scorpio represents death and transformation. Since April, the eclipses have been shifting into the initiating cardinal signs of Aries and Libra, signaling that one paradigm is dying as another is born. Another difference in this year’s Scorpio cycle is that Saturn has moved from fixed Aquarius into mutable Pisces.
As astrology’s chief diplomat, peace-seeking Libra is in for a strenuous cycle. The quirky quincunx will be a key feature of 2023’s Libra Sun transit, but transformative Pluto is also set to play a prominent role in unfolding events. Under a quincunx, it’s as if the views being expressed by one side are completely alien […]
Jupiter is about to begin a four-month-long retrograde. Astrology’s Greater Benefit, lucky Jupiter is associated with good fortune, expansion and success. Its spheres of influence include faith, higher learning and justice. When pondering the more punitive implications of the law, restrictive Saturn may come to mind. But philosophical Jupiter is equally committed to fairness, equity and balance.
The incoming kaleidoscopic skies have something for everyone. The Sun and Mars will change signs, Mercury, Uranus and Venus will change direction and ongoing themes, such as the fixed sign squares and mutable oppositions, will see further developments. For those who have been keenly watching the blockbusting brilliance of the fixed sign squares, Venus’s second square to lucky Jupiter will take place on the 22nd. Next, Venus will station direct on September 3rd, positioning herself for her final squares, to Jupiter on September 17th and Uranus on September 29th.
A kind of benevolent chaos will ensue over the next couple of weeks, one as intent on overthrowing the status quo as it is on lifting spirits and creating new opportunities. The Sun, Venus, Jupiter and Uranus will be playing key roles, and, even from orderly Virgo, Mercury and Mars will be getting in on […]
As Venus settles into her retrograde, Mercury will slip into his Virgo home and cross the shadow point of his forthcoming retrograde. Interestingly enough, both Venus and Mercury will leave their retrograde shadow zones within a week of one another.
Like the year’s most anticipated feature film, 2023’s summer blockbuster is about to hit the celestial screen. It is of course Venus’s retrograde. Making this retrograde all the more intriguing is the fact that Venus is transiting dramatic Leo, a setup that includes several exciting encounters with Jupiter and Uranus. Previewing those, Venus first squared […]
Over the next couple of weeks Mars and Venus will form exact squares to game-changing Uranus. Disruptive, unruly Uranus is typically an unwelcome guest. And when the planet of sudden, irrevocable change partners with an inner planet to create personal upheaval, its presence is all the more unwanted. However, when carefully examining the changes being prompted by the unorthodox planet, we may conclude that they are precisely what is needed, and maybe long overdue.
Hyperactive to the point of being spastic, Mercury-ruled Gemini cannot sit still. Accordingly, as the Gemini Sun reaches the zenith of its 2023 cycle, Mercury, Venus and Pluto will change signs, Saturn will go retrograde and there’s a turbo-charged new Gemini Moon on the 17th. Inquisitive Gemini also loves variety. Fittingly, amidst all of the sign changes, there are also strong incoming alignments to support grounding and serenity.