WINTER ASTROLOGY 2019.
WINTER MARKS A PERIOD WHERE we are influenced by many retrograde planetary stories. When a planet is viewed as retrograde it appears to be in a backward motion as viewed from Earth. By winter’s end all the outer planets will be in retrograde motion and Mercury will be retrograde from early July to early August. In fact July is a pivotal month in the year as we also have two eclipses effecting this month. What does this mean, maybe we feel like we are going backwards.
Cancer you will be part of the focus of the retrograde Mercury, so many of you may rehash your thoughts and plans as all the personal planets move through your sign over winter. This could prove to be a total recasting of your life and how you see your self within it. The eclipse on July 3rdalso adds a wake up element especially to those born on July 2, 3 and 4.
Capricorn you are pressing on with the slow march of Saturn, Pluto and South node conjunction in your sign digging up bombshells from the past and transforming the present in ways you didn’t believe possible. Are you managing to stay in control? I have my doubts, as your boundaries are continuously debunked. Your eclipse is on the full moon of July 17 and will illuminate what new boundaries are required.
Leo you also have a Mercury retrograding in your sign during July so for you to there can be a rethink of your plans. You have a mixed message through winter. New philosophies and projects of spirit can flow fast and enthusiastically but just when you think you are ecstatic with the process, sudden changes can cause a cautionary change of pace. This unforeseen change can often be around the finances.
Aquarius, what is that shadow that is making you less optimistic than you usually are? Nothing a few interactions with friends cant shift but you could have some basic needs that are calling for attention. Where do you want to reside and how much money do you need? It also could be a time of dealing with family situations that surface abruptly and call for your wise counsel.
Virgo you have been humming along but you have to be very careful you don’t begin to live someone elses’ dream. It’s easy for you to run to the service of others but really you have been doing well on your own projects. Your role in your community can be expansive now. It may be hard to find the time to discipline yourself to your own creative goals.
Pisces may feel lost in the fog as many of the significant people in your life switch roles. They may not be who you thought them to be. Often this can cause you to loose yourself but really it is showing you a glimpse of yourself through a different lens. Its time to heal your insecurities and maybe change the communities you mix in. New community and plenty of career options lead you out of the confusion.
Libra, it’s time to create new visions in your work and community. This can be a time when your philosophy and your career can actually come together. The exciting new people whom you want to love are actually in your work arena whilst the old issues with the family and lovers can move to a healing paradigm.
Opportunities may ask you to move locations.
Aries, you are ready for profound career changes. Old issues that have haunted you in career paths are over. You are ready to take the reins and move mountains. Sudden financial offers that may include travel are very appealing. For the moment the “other “ holds little interest and you sit on the brink of visualisng your ultimate dreams.
Scorpio although you are not quick to trust others, there can be sudden interests worming their way into your consciousness. You are in the mood for love affairs and the energies are set to bring them in. So a happy match. There are also business opportunities that could be extremely beneficial. All this sounds very prosperous but don’t forget to take the time to give yourself the space you need.
Taurus changes, changes, turn and face the change. Not your favourite theme but it will be your story over the next eight years. So early born Taureans are feeling the change now. Others Taureans are wanting to get on with business and take up new plans but the time required to study the fine print is tedious. Review all agreements; past and present, although time is required the rewards can be sensational.
Sagittarius Even though Sagittarius is feeling optimistic and expansive in themselves the reality of personal security keeps snapping at your heels. Winter asks for a balance between the freedom to be who you are and the reality of how to exist. Work situations are full of surprises that keep you alert whilst for most of winter you would prefer to chill out at home.
Gemini needs to take winter quietly. Enjoy the prospect of new and more committed relationships whilst you ponder what is the ideal career, how you can finance the goals that you have and heal the old patterns in friendships that leave you hurt and bored. Independence is important but so is creating boundaries in how you relate.
June 23 2019
This workshop Daylesford on June 23 2019 and in Sydney on July 14 at Awareness Institute St Leonards.
The workshop will begin by focussing on Chiron in the natal chart. This is a Shamanic Astrology workshop so the participants will be working experientially inside the energy of the natal chart.
Part 2 looks at the temple of Chiron. We will visit this temple via meditation and visioning to identify the gifts you have that offer healing.
Part 3 discusses what the energetic pattern actually is and how we can use it in our healing patterns.
Part 4 introduces the use of the healer’s vision. How we can add our vision to our healing techniques.
If you are interested in participating in this day long workshop, please contact Lyndall McQuinn on 04284225923.
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Autumn offers a sense of long lasting changes. In this season Saturn creeps closer to Pluto leaving a gap of three degrees. Pluto and Saturn create a dance of power and authority.
It is also the season where Chiron and Uranus move to their new signs to stay for the next seven years, highlighting the signs of Aries and Taurus. Mercury will also be retrograde for most of March in Pisces and stays in Pisces for half of April. And Libra will host two full moons.
This means our Capricorn friends, especially those born the 8thto the 15thof January, have double the influence really pressing the point of the issues, most likely relating to control and power. Then both these planets, will be in retrograde motion so they will travel back over old ground that was thought to be completed. Slow and steady is the progress.
Cancer you have the spin off from the approaching conjunction of Pluto and Saturn in opposition. This can bring in testing relationships and maybe the lesson of needing to be the nurturer can become a choice. It may also be a slippery slope of navigating when to take the authority stance and when to tread wearily.
Chiron moves to Aries giving it a mood of; enough sitting around let’s get moving. Aries is likely to push forward spontaneously with action rather than sitting and waiting. There can be a burst of independence and time to remedy obstacles that inhibit the path. Chiron functions here as a warrior; so the impatience to clear the debris and move on is apparent.
Libra has influences directed at it from many fronts. It may be a time when you can heal the differences between others. It can also mean to do so you have to confront not so pleasing aspects of your behaviour that may or may not have been misinterpreted. Two Full Moons for you Libra; so there is much to come to light.
Taurus, Uranus is back. Taureans are not change people but change is coming. In Autumn this mainly affects birthdays of April Taureans. This suggests this is a great time to prepare for change, dig out those dreams that have been buried into the drudge of everyday and dust them off. Mars is in your sign meaning things get done with effort.
Scorpio you can be surprised by whom bounces into your life with seemingly little effort. Your ruler in Capricorn lets you get things organized quite easily. All flows deeply forward with a brief glimpse into the overview at the May 19 Full Moon. Any alterations can be made then before winter begins. Don’t forget to assure the financial details are in place.
Aquarius this may be a time of reevaluating just where the boundaries are between what you offer to others and what your personal needs might be. New dreams and goals for creating the financial dreams that you require may evolve but there is a need to ground the concepts.
Leo your creative urges are brewing but your drive to be noticed is not. Travel is healing; learning and studying for your own creative needs fulfill you or just letting yourself rest and mingle quietly in smaller groups is the space for you. Leo is recuperating and attending to their own well being.
Sagittarius is alive and feisty. Jupiter has been zooming through your sign but is going to turn retrograde so all the fast moving wonderful ideas may have a slight review. Maybe practicality facets arise asking you to be cost effective with your plans or maybe the speed of change has left you a little insecure. The focus is not the actual manifestation, but the uplifting expansion it brings to your life.
Gemini this can be a confusing time with regard your life directions but a healing time with friends and possible others who step in to offer partnerships that help out with the confusion. None of this needs to be long term but having circles of positive people around is a great space.
Pisces is feeling clearer about themselves. There can be extensive changes to friendships that leave you feeling uncomfortable or oppressed. There is no longer a need to have others set the boundaries. As Mercury retrogrades in your sign for the beginning of Autumn, you revise your communication techniques to get your thoughts across. There are many opportunities on the career front that offer you breadth of vision and heal your financial visions. A new confidence is opening in Pisces.
Virgo; life is feeling expansive as goals for either your living abode or travel are coming into being. Autumn is more about the dreaming and wishful thinking than the creating. Still all manifestation begins in the dreaming. It’s very healing to dream especially when the dream includes the intimacy of others.
SUMMER ASTROLOGY 2018/2019
Deja vu; Uranus and Chiron are back in Aries and Pisces so many of us are tidying up the loose threads from past cycles which began in 2017. By Autumn of 2019 they will be back in Taurus, and Aries respectively and the new chapter is off and running. In the meantime we are mopping up and redefining with utterances “ Haven’t I done this.”
So Aries you are really busy as Uranus returns to create waves for those born at the end of the sign; massive changes which liberate your lifestyle. Chiron hovers for those born at the start of the sign so a new honest touch base with self. Those in the middle are squared by Saturn which speaks of discipline and Pluto which if you are avoiding the discipline will create an intense push towards delving into what is creating the disturbances in your life.
Libra, summer isn’t so much your season, unlike spring but you too have the squares from Saturn and Pluto affecting people born in the middle of the sign. Saturn urges you to be organized and realistic whilst the Pluto takes you deeply into your drives for better or not.
Uranus will oppose the late born Librans bringing unexpected and exciting others and Chiron opposes the early born Librians so maybe healing with others is a rewarding experience.
Capricorn you too are bouncing around. Both Saturn and Pluto are in your sign, add a dark moon eclipse and we could say a summer to remember. You love Saturn as it rules your sign and it has spent most of the year in the first half of the sign and will remain in Capricorn all 2019 so this is rewards and commitment time for you. Work hard and climb like mountain goats. Some of you will not like the intensity of the climb as Pluto challenges you to look deeply. Uranus will bring erratic opponents that suggest change and Chiron is beginning to modify your approaches.
Cancer is also caught up in this cardinal sign whirlpool. Saturn and Pluto in your case bring others with authority and discipline that can offer great things if you will take it up. Or the power crazed, so dealing with others is an uncertain proposition. Uranus and Chiron square either end of the sign so rest, relaxation and healing present for some whilst further changes press those born at the end of the sign. Your full moon just before Christmas is a highlight- gaze deeply.
Sagittarius you are feeling smug and optimistic with Jupiter just entered your sign. A dark moon at the beginning of December gives you a moment to stop and delve what you are going to do with all this energy. By the end of summer Jupiter will square Neptune so idealism is the approach to 2019. Lets dream into being your ultimate aspirations. Don’t always believe what you hear while Mercury retrogrades at the start of December.
Pisces you will be left with your ruler Neptune strolling through your sign. It has reached Pisceans born from 4thto 11thof March and moves back and forth over your world evoking fantasy, confusion, insight and dissolution of projects that may have been left undecided. This is how Neptune works and the best way to deal with it is to create stillness. Jupiter will square at the end of summer so its time to be in the dreaming. There is substance to come from this as Saturn offers opportunity from Capricorn.
Gemini you have access to the positivity of Jupiter from across your wheel bringing many social outcomes with Neptune square suggesting overloading on Christmas cheer. Lets hope this is a holiday season for you as I feel that is the mood that engulfs you.
Virgo has great balance for a while now. The tone of the trine from Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn offering stability with deep drive and also Uranus when it returns to Taurus also brings an ability to create extensive changes. Over summer whilst Uranus revisits Aries, take the time to stabilize again. Those opposed by Neptune will see where the ideals aren’t realistic or others who aren’t suitable for your forward progress. Full moon in February shines a light on the autumn.
Leo the full moon is eclipsed in your sign on Jan 21, giving a deeper glimpse of plans for 2019. Jupiter’s optimism flows joyfully your way and you are easily buoyant. Uranus tinkers with the late Leos suggesting a couple more changes to your style may be appropriate. Crazy plans, joy of Christmas and a light tweeking of financial concerns.
Aquarius; There is not a lot of air energy around which is your favourite, so next best is the fire from Jupiter which is likely to makes things frantic. There is the possibility of getting many things completed with a rush. No down time to procrastinate, this may be frustrating but when the thinking time comes you will be very pleased with what you’ve managed.
Taurus. Hard work pays off. The trines from Capricorn mean the opportunities abound but the effort required may not be to your liking. It may feel like the same old plod but the results can be startling. This is not about dreaming, it’s about doing the dream.
Scorpio may take a back step in early December as Mercury retrogrades through the later degrees of your sign. However it’s a minor rethink. You have had lots of time to sort out what you want over spring so now we await the beginnings of the new ideas. It is a time of sorting the logistics, what do you actually need to progress forward into new phases.
Loving wishes for the summer season