Thursday, 19 April 2018

Mercury Direct!


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With my natal Mercury in Aries, I know one of my lessons is to express (Mercury) myself courageously (Aries) as I tend to keep a stiff upper lip.  However, during the previous Mercury retrograde in Aries (between 22nd March to 16th April to be exact), the pendulum totally swung the other way - I was being TOO bold and direct.  I completely felt the full damage caused by my foot-in-mouth behaviour.  I'll get the balance right one of these days......

How did you fare during this Mercury in Aries retrograde?

For those of you who are not astrologically aware.....

So what is Mercury Retrograde?

This usually happens 3 times a year.  For 3 weeks each time, the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards from Earth's perspective.  Mercury is the planet of communication so the typical astrological advice you tend to read about include not signing contracts, not to buy any electronic goods, communicate clearly to avoid being misunderstood and leave in plenty of time in case of traffic delays.  So what can you do during this time?  Anything with 're' in front:  revise, revisit, review, renew, research.  For example, if you want to get a new laptop, use these 3 weeks to do your research and make your purchase when Mercury goes direct.  But, if you must sign a contract or buy a new phone, then just double check the small prints and ask if you are unsure of anything.  I like to think this period is a time for introspection, especially on something which you have put on the back burner.

Photo courtesy of Pam Gunton, thank you for allowing me to use baby Nina's photo:-)

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year: Full Moon in Cancer 2018



Happy New Year!

The first full moon in 2018 will occur in the nurturing sign of Cancer on 2nd January.  

If you have planets in cardinal signs between 10-12 degrees, then this full moon will trigger those natal planets by conjunction/opposition (Cancer-Capricorn) or square (Aries-Libra)

Four planets (including both malefics) are in dignity (Moon, Mars, Saturn & Neptune), forming a wonderful kite.  You can read more about it at one of my favourite astrologers site: ElsaElsa.  


It is interesting to see that both benefics and malefics are mingling with one another:

Jupiter & Mars in Scorpio; Saturn & Venus in Capricorn, both pairs sextile one another (by sign only).  


Which area of your life is being highlighted by this Cancer full moon?


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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Saturn in Capricorn - Timeline



Saturn has ingressed into Capricorn, the sign of its rulership, on 20th December 2017.  The Taskmaster will remain there for 2.5 years.

Saturn is about commitment, consolidation, discipline, stability, maturation, persistence, determination, concentration and endurance.

Where Saturn transits in your chart is the area of your life where you can expect some hard work, challenges, delay, restriction or extra responsibilities.  Check the aspects transiting Saturn will make to your natal planets, especially planets in cardinal signs:  Capricorn (conjunction), Cancer (opposition), Aries and Libra (square).  

Planets in earth signs (Taurus, Virgo) will receive a lovely trine from this transiting Wise Man, who is ready to provide a framework to turn your plans into reality.  

Planets in water signs (Pisces, Scorpio & Cancer) will also be conversing with Saturn amicably via sextiles.   The support is there from the Time Lord for those who would like to manifest their dreams into existence.

Where is transiting Saturn in your chart?  

Timeline

20th Dec 2017 - Saturn enters Capricorn

17th April 2018 - Saturn goes retrograde at 9 degrees

5 September 2018 - Saturn goes direct at 2 degrees

29th April 2019 - Saturn goes retrograde at 20 degrees

17th September 2019 - Saturn goes direct at 13 degrees

22 March 2020 - Saturn enters Aquarius

2nd July 2020 - Saturn re-enters Capricorn

17th December 2020 - Saturn leaves Capricorn

Image courtesy of vectorolie at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Winter Solstice 2017

How was the Winter Solstice for you?  I remember getting messages from concerned friends and students, asking me about this Worst Day in 2017 business.

I told them I don't really believe there's a day that is good or bad for everyone as it really depends on how the transiting planets trigger our natal components.  After all, tragedies happen on a daily basis, right?

Part of the reason for that dire prediction was the Sun-Saturn conjunction.  Admittedly, the word 'Saturn' doesn't immediately activate happy thoughts, but Saturn is in rulership under the sign of the mountain goat so it couldn't be that bad...

You can read more about Sun-Saturn conjunction here.  Jamie Partridge@AstrologyKing,  one of my favourite astrologers around, has a comprehensive library of astrological articles, from natal to transits, fixed stars to horoscopes....

Let me know how the Winter Solstice of 2017 had treated you.  For me, my energy level was definitely not low and I didn't 'feel limited and constrained''.  Mercury was stationed direct at the time, I certainly felt that instead.  In fact, it was one of my best days in 2017.......

How was it for you?  

Image courtesy of farconville at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Saturday, 3 June 2017

VOC diary for the week beginning 5th June 2017


Moon Void of Course Timetable

British Summer Time

Monday 5th June: VOC in Libra from 09:56 to 11:45

Tuesday 6th June: ***************************

Wednesday 7th June: VOC in Scorpio from 01:35 to 23:59
                                                        
Thursday 8th June: ****************************

Friday 9th June: *****************************

Saturday 10th June: VOC in Sagittarius from 07:20 to 12:36
                                
Sunday 11th June: ***************************

Hong Kong Time

Monday 5th June: VOC in Libra from 16:56 to 18:45

Tuesday 6th June: ***************************

Wednesday 7th June: VOC in Scorpio from 08:35
                                                        
Thursday 8th June: VOC in Scorpio ends at 06:59

Friday 9th June: *****************************

Saturday 10th June: VOC in Sagittarius from 014:20 to 19:36
                                
Sunday 11th June: ***************************

Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Sunday, 5 March 2017

VOC diary for the week beginning 6th March 2017


Moon Void of Course Timetable

Greenwich Mean Time

Monday 6th March: VOC in Gemini from 08:21 to 12:54

Tuesday 7th March: ***************************

Wednesday 8th March: VOC in Cancer from 14:59 to 16:45
                                                        
Thursday 9th March: ****************************

Friday 10th March: VOC in Leo from 17:05 to 22:07

Saturday 11th March: *************************
                                
Sunday 12th March: ***************************

Hong Kong Time

Monday 6th March: VOC in Gemini from 16:21 to 20:54

Tuesday 7th March: ***************************

Wednesday 8th March: VOC in Cancer from 22:59
                                                        
Thursday 9th March: VOC in Cancer ends at 00:45

Friday 10th March: **************************

Saturday 11th March: VOC in Leo from 01:05 to 06:07
                                
Sunday 12th March: ***************************
Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Sunday, 26 February 2017

VOC diary for the week beginning 27th February 2017



Moon Void of Course Timetable

Greenwich Mean Time

Monday 27th February: VOC in Pisces from 23:07

Tuesday 28th February: VOC in Pisces ends at 04:51

Wednesday 1st March: ************************
                                                        
Thursday 2nd March: VOC in Aries from 02:18 to 07:42

Friday 3rd March: VOC in Taurus from 15:20

Saturday 4th March: VOC in Taurus ends at 10:05
                                
Sunday 5th March: ***************************

Hong Kong Time

Monday 27th February: ***********************

Tuesday 28th February: VOC in Pisces from 07:07 to 12:51

Wednesday 1st March: ************************
                                                        
Thursday 2nd March: VOC in Aries from 10:18 to 15:42

Friday 3rd March: VOC in Taurus from 23:20

Saturday 4th March: VOC in Taurus ends at 18:05
                                
Sunday 5th March: ***************************
Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net