Forecast Jul 6-12, 2020: Rejuvenation Station

Though barely half over, for many Earthlings 2020 has already been a long year. This week the planets are offering some gentle relief, powerful psychic insight and a second wind, courtesy of the healing, relaxing water signs. By Sunday the Mercury retrograde will be over and a spirit-alchemizing Sun trine to Neptune will be exact. Before we get there, there is a little friction, via a Mercury square to Mars early Wednesday. But if we sidestep provocation or at least thoughtfully express our positions, molehills will remain molehills. Mellow Pisces provides perspective and a desire to work toward inclusive, holistic solutions. Following the Mercury Mars square, the Moon will conjoin Neptune during its Pisces visit, from Wednesday through late Friday night. This will buoy the building Sun Neptune trine. Presently the Sun and Mercury are in Cancer, the cardinal water sign that nurtures. Retrogrades allow us to pause, reflect and realign where needed. If we go with the cosmic flow of this week, we can emerge refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle part two of 2020.

Forecast Jun 29-Jul 5, 2020: Getting It Done

When a week begins with giant Jupiter making an exact conjunction with powerful Pluto and it ends with a full Capricorn moon and lunar eclipse, big things are on the table. Throw Saturn retrograding back into enterprising Capricorn, Mars firing up the engines in Aries and the Sun and Mercury making connections with wildcard Uranus from cardinal Cancer, and you don’t have to wait for the Fourth of July for some fireworks.

The emphasis is now firmly on the initiating cardinal signs. These are astrology’s best tools for motivation, invigoration and activation. This week’s action gets off to a seismic start late Monday night when Jupiter and Pluto have their second of three 2020 meetings. The last time that these two joined forces was on April 4th, when the USA was going into lockdown and the CARES Act was being passed. Their second meeting, in the sign of banking, business and government, takes place while the airwaves are already abuzz with talk of PPP 2.0 and the next round of stimulus checks for Americans. This time, however, these planets are retrograde, along with Mercury, Saturn and Neptune. Also, Saturn is about to leave the humanitarian realms of Aquarius for austere Capricorn. Congress isn’t scheduled to get back to work until mid July, and second wave spikes in COVID-19 are also already taking place. So even big guns like Jupiter and Pluto will have to keep their powder dry a bit longer. But when the next package is finalized, we can expect it to be supersized.

The news cycle is set for its own spike on Tuesday afternoon when the Sun and Mercury sextile Uranus, the planet of shock and awe, and the Sun and Mercury take a meeting of their own in between those Uranus hookups. On Wednesday Saturn returns home to pragmatic Capricorn. This places the planet of structure and discipline back on terra firma and into the same sign as Jupiter and Pluto. Its retrograde motion will bring the three closer together, from now through mid December. Underscoring the week’s decidedly Capricorn essence, the moon will move into the cardinal earth sign on Friday and prepare for its Sunday zenith at 13 Cap 38 and a lunar eclipse. We’re moving from Q2 to Q3 of 2020 and from the first half of the year to the second. In the macro, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto will concentrate on the economy. In the micro, Mars will prompt and prod us into action. This is a good week to consider yearend goals and to begin harnessing the power of Capricorn to accomplish them.

For a Q3 overview, join me and Kristina Walsh on “Surfing The Psychic Waves“. We focused on some of the biggest trends for the next phase of 2020 and you can listen to the show anytime.

Forecast Jun 22-28, 2020: Reflecting Pool

Beginning on Saturday June 27th, rambunctious Mars will reclaim and dominate his home turf of fiery, feisty Aries. Once there, the combustable ferocity of the red planet will be interlocked with the raw, direct energy of the cardinal fire sign, for the next six months. Before the fireworks ignite, Mars will transit the potent, late degrees of mellow, meditative Pisces. While he’s doing that, Pisces’ ruler Neptune will slip into its retrograde and Venus will emerge from her retrograde slumber. An abundance of nurturing Cancer energy is also on tap this week. The Sun and Mercury are in the intuitive water sign, and waves from the new Cancer moon and eclipse of June 21st are still reaching shores. On the surface, Venus will animate our material desires and attractions from social Gemini, and Mars, especially when in Aries, will activate our drive to attain them. But, leagues beneath the sea, it’s Neptune’s behind-the-scenes orchestration that’s worthy of consideration.

Neptunian Questions
What am I striving for?
What transformation am I seeking?
What does redemption mean to me?
Where am I experiencing urgency in terms of my life plans and purpose?
How can I bring divine clarity and alignment into my present, daily life?

Starting late Monday, Neptune will enter a five month review period. Its contemplative power asks us to examine, understand and evaluate our motivations and their purpose in our lives. Like all of the outer planets, Neptune is subtle and impersonal. It’s also associated with mysticism, hidden memory and the unconscious. So fully grasping, much less getting a firm grip on its meaning and messages can indeed prove illusive. Furthermore, under the influence of this giant, borderless and effusive planet, we can glean profound guidance just as easily as we can fritter away the next five months daydreaming. So learning how to distill this oceanic force into manageable increments might be a good way to access its tremendous yet impressionistic insight. Prayer, meditation or creative practice may open and sustain channels of Divine communication. Then again, grocery store epiphanies can be equally as valuable and provable when Neptune is evoked. But actively seeking helps. This retrograde lasts until November 28th, and its start coincides with Mercury’s current retrograde in the fellow water sign of Cancer. All of the water signs are intrinsically psychic. Atop the waves, where most of us are comfortable swimming, the logical Messenger may be functioning as a translator, between us and Neptune’s vast, esoteric realms. And perhaps, it’s provocative Mars at peak Pisces, who is prompting us toward deeper exploration.

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Forecast Jun 15-21, 2020: Making Moves

This week’s events include the start of Mercury’s retrograde in Cancer, the Sun’s entrance into Cancer and an annular solar eclipse at 0 Cancer 21. This move from the mutable air of Gemini to the cardinal water of Cancer will shift the collective emphasis from social activity to traditional Cancer themes of home and domestic security. The eclipse is part of the Cancer/Capricorn cycle, so it is connected with the eclipses of December 26, 2019 and January 10, 2020, as well as the Saturn Pluto conjunction of January 12th, in Capricorn. Because those occurred at the outset of the international spread of COVID-19 and because of the dawning Mercury retrograde, I strongly suspect that this will translate into the reinstatement of shelter in place type orders and another wave of the virus. I really hope that I’m wrong about that. In any case, the indecision and confusion of the mutable signs are set to be replaced by the assertive character of the cardinals.

This week’s Sun sign shift will be followed by Mars moving into Aries on the 27th, the year’s second Jupiter Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on the 30th, Saturn’s return to Capricorn on July 1st and the final Cancer/Capricorn eclipse in the series on July 5th. If you’ve been sitting on the fence for the past month or season, your days of contemplation are numbered. The presence of so many planets in the activating cardinal signs is a cosmic push forward. Spearheading the drive will be none other than Mars. Due to its coming retrograde, starting in September, this Mars transit of Aries will last for over six months. Astrologers give a Mars homecoming mixed reviews. It is fuel, not inherently bad or good in and of itself. It’s what we do with its fire power that makes all the difference. Simultaneously, Jupiter and Saturn will be in Capricorn until mid December. Their presence, and Pluto’s, will square Mars, creating friction and choice points. Now is the time to determine priorities for the second half of 2020. Mercury’s presence and retrograde in nurturing and instigating Cancer will re-mind us of what is most important and give us needed nudges.

Forecast Jun 8-14, 2020: Across The Universe

Sounds of laughter, shades of earth are ringing through my opened ears,
Inciting and inviting me.
Limitless, undying love which shines around me like a million suns,
And calls me on and on across the Universe
Jai Guru Deva, Om”
-Lennon/McCartney

When describing Mars as the servant of two selves, the ego self and the transpersonal self, Jungian analyst Edward Edinger said, “Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.” This week will be largely shaped by the Sun’s square to Neptune on Thursday, Saturday’s Mars Neptune conjunction and the three-day Pisces Moon bridging those two events. The Sun represents our identity. In Gemini, it’s how we express and like to think of ourselves. In Pisces, Mars and Neptune are challenging definitions and beckoning us to reflect upon our spiritual essence. Pisces is the emotional water sign of victims, perspective and holism. Because connections involving the outer planets, like Neptune, take weeks to build and decay, you may have already been feeling Mars presence in Pisces. He’s been poking and prodding hearts for weeks. This may have manifested in the resurfacing of victimhood experiences from your past or from bearing witness to painful current events. Pisces empathizes, deeply and sincerely. To be the final sign of the zodiac, Pisces has earned its miles by walking in all twelve pairs of astrology’s shoes. It therefore possesses profound understanding, and it extends full consideration to all points of view. Its gifts are integration and forgiveness. With “logical” Mercury now fully immersed in the fellow water sign of Cancer, this week offers limitless emotional clearing, healing and transformation. Got tissue?

Forecast Jun 1-7, 2020: Looking For Landmarks

Gemini has a nearly insatiable appetite for the 411. Curious, chatty and always circulating, Gemini is a veritable news hub unto itself. Friday’s full moon and eclipse, now pregnant with revelations, promise to exceed even Gemini’s exorbitant demand for data. Gemini also loves variety. Yet the oncoming barrage of personal planet interactions threatens to exhaust astrology’s effervescent Twins. Those Twins also have quite the reputation for bipolarity, and this week’s alignments will range from nice to nasty. Finally, Gemini rules the nervous system. For Earthlings, moving through the this week, peacefully and coherently, will take some effort.

The action starts with Tuesday’s Venus square to Mars as Mercury slips into the shadow of its next retrograde at 5 Can 30. Venus is the planet of relationships, and we all know how hot headed Mars can be. With the Red planet in Pisces and under the influence of Neptune, arising arguments could have been festering in the unconscious for aeons or be based entirely upon delusions. Are we separating fact (Gemini) from fiction (Pisces) or silvery tongues (Gemini) from intrinsic truth (Pisces)? As we ponder those riddles, the very next day Venus conjoins the Sun. This is the week’s breath of fresh air, midway point of the Venus retrograde and a showering of good will and clarity. Soak it up, because on Friday the full Moon eclipse at 15 Sag 34 is accompanied by a Mercury sextile to Uranus. Sextiles generally bring friendly connections, and Uranus generally brings Chaos (yes, with a capital “C”). This is the first eclipse of the new Gemini Sagittarius series and the first one under the recent nodal shift into those signs. Emotions run high at full Moons. If fighting, kissing and making up and fighting again has been a pattern, proceed with caution now. We are reaching genuine breaking and end points. Vacillation takes another hit over the weekend when the Sun squares Mars. The week ends under a sobering Capricorn moon. Before going overboard with flying fingers across keyboards, evaluating our big picture needs and intentions is in order. When we can detect the landmarks, the emotional storms being whipped up by mutable pressures and Mercury in Cancer can be directed to a point, and a purpose.

Venus, the planet of romance and finance, is moving backwards. This aspect is good for reigniting old flames, recovering money and rekindling old friendships. How it will work for you depends on your unique chart and situation. While Venus is retrograde, there’s a 20% discount on 30 minute readings. Just email me (elizabeth at elizabethsoracle dot com) to schedule your private session or use the code VENUS2020 if you’re ready to order.

Forecast May 25-31, 2020: Not Exactly On The Same Page

If you need a definite answer right now or you’re hoping to completely resolve an issue, that’s going to be tricky to impossible this week. Throughout the week, Mercury is making odd connections with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto and undergoing a sign change. The angles being formed are not particularly harsh. But being astrology’s quincunxes, they pose their own unique challenges. A quincunx means that the planets involved are 150 degrees apart, so they do not share a common modality (cardinal, fixed or mutable) or element (fire, earth, air or water). Without common ground, coming to an understanding, much less an agreement, is difficult.

Mischievous Mercury plays many roles in astrology. Going back to his Greek origins as Hermes, he was Apollo’s (annoying) little brother, who at the ripe old age of one day crept out of his crib, made the world’s first lyre from a tortoise shell, stole his brother’s cattle and forcefully denied any wrongdoing when confronted by Apollo. To this day we associate Mercury with being clever, quick, inventive and deceitful. So when this little rascal spends a week flitting around the zodiac, chatting with power brokers like Pluto, Jupiter and then Saturn, we might want to get the story completely straight before making any long term decisions. This week’s sign change sees the Messenger moving from his happy Gemini home, where he is especially nimble, adept and talkative, to caring, reflective Cancer. In the cardinal water sign, the busyness of the past few weeks will be replaced by a focus on self-care, the home and security. This sign change could very well portend reinstatement of shelter in place orders. Cancer is where Mercury will spend his coming retrograde, from June 18th-July 12th. We’ll enter that retrograde’s shadow next week and exit it on July 26th. For now, news about business (quincunxes to Pluto & Jupiter in Capricorn) and medical advances (quincunx to Saturn in Aquarius) will be interesting and intriguing. But to get a better picture, we may need to see what light next week’s full Moon sheds, with a calmer, nurturing Mercury in tow.

Venus, the planet of romance and finance, is moving backwards. This aspect is good for reigniting old flames, recovering money and rekindling old friendships. How it will work for you depends on your unique chart and situation. While Venus is retrograde, there’s a 20% discount on 30 minute readings. Just email me (elizabeth at elizabethsoracle dot com) to schedule your private session.

Forecast Feb 24-Mar 1, 2020: Work Zen

With the exception of Friday’s Venus square to Pluto, this week is abundant with harmonious connections between the planets. An easy-going Pisces moon conjunct Neptune gets the week started, inviting us to retreat, reflect and relax. If workweek deadlines are inescapable, a slew of Capricorn, Pisces and Taurus connections show us how to serenely complete our tasks. On Monday, the Pisces Sun sextiles inspiring Mars, while the moon forms the same productive angles to Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn, like Mars, in endeavoring Capricorn. On Tuesday the Sun and Mercury conjoin in Pisces, followed by Mercury and Mars forming their supportive sextile. Midweek the moon moves through explorative Aries, adding a boost to activity. But late Thursday night, it settles back down, this time into mellow Taurus. In the fixed earth sign it will activate wildcard Uranus, on Friday, the same day when Venus comes looking for a fight with Pluto. Retrograde Mercury in Pisces will sextile Uranus on Friday as well, a signal that any logic we’re basing decisions or arguments on, might indeed be faulty. This is the week’s hotspot for tensions to surface and battles to break out, seemingly out of nowhere. Taking that chillaxed Pisces/Taurus course, and avoiding contentious people and the trouble they’re itching to incite, is definitely the smoothest route as we head into the weekend. From Taurus, the moon will sextile the Sun, Mercury and Neptune and trine Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, underscoring the message that the more we can step back, away from the fray this week, the more we’ll accomplish.

Sun Into Pisces 2020: Riding The Waves

You don’t need an astrologer to tell you that we’ve entered a time of heightened concerns, mounting uncertainty and potential economic pitfalls.  Pisces is renowned for its nebulous, meandering fog, and Mercury retrogrades are notorious for the miscommunications, technological snafus and vexing delays they bring.  The next Mercury retrograde, mostly in Pisces, gets underway on February 16th, and the Sun will enter Pisces on the 18th for a month-long-stay.  Adding a deeper dimension, and muddling matters up even more, unfathomable, oceanic Neptune is presently at home in Pisces.  Pisces is the sign of mystics, addicts and artists.  It’s fluid, not solid.  Its language is symbolic, not straightforward.  And its emphasis is on spiritual rather than material.  For a couple of weeks n March, Mercury will back into scientific Aquarius, where it will station direct on the 9th.  Overall however, these kaleidoscopic conditions will continue from now throughout March.  When the Sun heads into Pisces, the moon will be in Capricorn.  This may be a subtle indication that as the Sun, Mercury and Neptune stir waves of ambiguity, higher, drier ground is attainable in the sign of the mountain goat.

In addition to the moon’s presence, from February 18th-20th, motivated Mars will make its Capricorn entrance on February 16th.  In Capricorn, both will be in the capable company of Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and the South Node.  Mars will remain in the ambitious and enterprising sign until March 30th, escorting us, not only into the Aries Sun cycle, but also through the end of the Mercury retrograde shadow period.  It will conjoin Jupiter on March 20th and Pluto on March 22nd.  Capricorn is the sign of institutions, systems and government, and stoic, sober Saturn is its ruler.  Mars and its Capricorn compatriots will be fighting to keep the economy on track, markets stable and business moving forward.  Interestingly enough, early in this unfolding Sun cycle, a substantial and favorable alignment takes place when Jupiter sextiles Neptune on February 20th.  This may be our best opportunity to combine Capricorn pragmatism with Pisces insight, to bring practical and creative solutions to pressing issues.  Back on January 12th, it was of course in Capricorn where Saturn and Pluto formed their exact conjunction.  Many astrologers would attribute that meeting to the current turmoil.  Dozens of cases of coronavirus, COVID-19, were certainly known to authorities then.  At any rate, we’re in the aftermath of the outbreak now, and successfully navigating the confusion is the task at hand.

On March 4th, when Mercury retrogrades back into Aquarius, Venus will move home to Taurus.  Taurus is astrology’s fixed earth sign.  As such, raw materials, real estate and financial markets are under its domain.  Venus will be in dependable Taurus until April 3rd.  From there it will make supportive trines to Jupiter and Pluto on March 27th and 28th.  While this will bring some stability to the equation, chaotic, global game-changer Uranus is also in Taurus.  The erratic gyrations of Uranus are ill-suited to the security-oriented sensibilities of astrology’s Bull.  Venus will conjoin Uranus on March 8th, the same day when the Sun and Neptune combine forces in Pisces, and one day ahead of the full moon and the conclusion of Mercury’s retrograde.  Translation, more than a few of the wheels may fall off the wagon around March 8th-9th.  Ride it out and see where things land.

Pisces completes astrology’s wheel.  It takes us right up to the start of the new astrological year, the Aries Sun cycle and the beginning of the spring season.  The problem in 2020 is that Q2, which encompasses most of that season, includes retrogrades of money-makers Venus and Jupiter, the aforementioned Saturn and Pluto, and Mercury (again).  In fact from June 17th-24th all five planets will be retrograde simultaneously.  Spring 2020 will also see the Nodes and eclipses shift from the Cancer/Capricorn axis to Gemini/Sagittarius. And perhaps most significantly, Saturn will leave the familiarity of industrious Capricorn for the experimental space of Aquarius, from March 21st-July 1st, all of Q2.  Astrology is lining up with the spread of,  confusion about and inevitable economic repercussions of COVID-19.

 In mid February, as I complete this article, I do not see the disease taking hold in the United States to any massive extent.  However, it is already clear that the supply chains of US companies/employers are and will continue to be effected, and we’re already seeing disruption in the travel industry and commodity prices.  Pisces tends to bring its seasonal perplexity, and this year that is definitely further complicated by Mercury’s long stay in Pisces (with the Rx).  The mutable water sign’s ability to permeate boundaries and infiltrate also speaks to the spread of this virus via water droplets.  Looking ahead, Q2 is when we can expect to see the wider consequences of the lost productivity and supply disruptions hit balance sheets, production lines and stock portfolios.  Domestically, that March 8-9th hot spot occurs very close to Super Tuesday, March 3rd.  This also means that Democratic primary voting is taking place during the retrograde.  In related news, the Presidential Election will occur on the final day of Mercury’s October/November retrograde.  For those of you old enough to remember the hanging chads of 2000, that election took place at the start of a Mercury retrograde.  Unfortunately, Pisces and Neptune (conjuct the Sun on March 8th) are infamous for deception. Recounts, tech malfunctions, suspicions about voting results and technology, and a rearrangement of the candidate field are the most likely outcomes for the March contests.  In short, these conditions indicate a contentious process and contested outcomes.

For now, the Sun is heading into Pisces.  One of this sign’s finest attributes is its limitless compassion.  That is a calming lens through which to see our world, current events and one another.

Forecast Feb 3-9, 2020: A Higher Calling

This week includes Mercury entering the zodiac’s twilight zone, Pisces, Venus emerging from the fog of Pisces and stepping into confident, assertive Aries and a full Leo moon. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the borderless planet of infiltration, fantasy and illusion. Neptune is presently at home in Pisces. From its watery netherworlds, it is invisibly and indelibly disbursing and extending those artistic, mystical and meditative Pisces waves. For fast-moving, mental Mercury, any time spent in Pisces is like being a slow-motion, bad dream in which everyone is trying to convince you that VR is the real world. Mercury insists on the facts. Normally it speeds through a sign in about three weeks. Like last year however, this year Mercury will be in Pisces for the better part of two months. Pisces is astrology’s mutable water sign, and most of Mercury’s oncoming retrograde will be in Pisces. While Pisces fluidity can work well with Mercury’s adaptability, its vagueness can consternate analytical, technical Mercury. Successfully navigating the confusing and changing circumstances of the next two months will greatly depend on our ability to strike the right balance of their attributes.

Helping to clear our heads and to take decisive action will be Venus’s transit of Aries. Brash, bold Aries takes charge. This sign doesn’t sit around waiting for anyone or anything, and Venus will be in the cardinal fire sign until March 4th. Aries is not a comfortable place for the polite planet of beauty, pleasure and decorum. But Venus in Aries is an excellent aspect for asserting one’s needs, especially for those prone to indecision or over-giving. Adding to the willpower on tap, this week ends with a full moon in the fellow fire sign of Leo. Aries and Leo are both recognized for their natural and exceptional talents as leaders. In its highest expression, Pisces infuses us with compassion, spiritual principles and a holistic perspective. A good leader takes the opinions, concerns and aspirations of others into consideration, determines what needs to be done and acts. Aries and Leo possess remarkable courage, and above all, they are passionate go-getters. Could it be that we are now being called to be the leaders we want to see in our lives?

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