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 […]
Sun in Leo
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 […]
here is no getting around the fact that this year’s Leo Sun cycle is loaded with challenging aspects. Leo is astrology’s fixed fire sign, and this year the lion will be displaying its more ferocious side. When the Sun, Mercury and Venus move through, they will encounter difficulties with Mars, Saturn and Uranus. Beyond battles between the more cheerful planets, like the Sun and Venus, and the malefics, Mars and Saturn, these confrontations will take place on the unyielding fixed sign faults.
Uranus will take center stage during a busy week that will see the influential outer planet station and turn retrograde. Since January, the planet of jolts and disruption has been plodding into the second decant of earthy Taurus. From the fixed sign, its presence has been inextricably linked to ongoing tension with Saturn and more recent discord with the planets traveling through Leo. Facing fewer challenges from planets in fixed signs and in review mode, a more subdued version of astrology’s wrecking ball is heading in.