It’s a full moon tonight, I’ve just popped out to have a look, it is quite dramatic with dark scudding clouds crossing its face. It rose at 18:36 just after sunrise and will be exactly full tonight at 22:07.
The sun is still in Libra so the full moon is in its opposite sign of Aries. Situations often come to a head at full moon and this one is in passionate Aries so they are likely to do so quickly and directly. It is also square Pluto and Saturn so there could well be tension in the air. This is a time of letting go of habits that no longer serve us, a time to be courageous and express who we truly are!
It’s feeling autumnal here, it’s quite chilly and has been wet. I’ve cleared the allotment of the last of the beans and courgettes and will tackle the tomatoes in the poly tunnel soon. The sun is in Libra and will be until October 23rd but we certainly have a tinge of Scorpio in the air! Mercury planet of communication moved into Scorpio a week ago and Venus, planet of love joined him in the sign of mystery and intrigue on Tuesday October 8th. Venus is not too happy in Scorpio, it is the opposite sign to Taurus which is ruled by Venus. Astrologers say that Venus in Scorpio is in detriment.
Venus in Scorpio is courageous, mysterious and highly passionate. With mercury in the mix, look out for secrets coming to light.
Photo from i.TheHoroscope.co
Wednesday October 9th 2019
Yesterday’s talk ‘The Mysterious Moon’ seemed to go down well with the group in Norfolk. I had quite a few people come up and say that they enjoyed it, which is always encouraging. The group were very welcoming and helpful and I stayed for a very tasty lunch. I do appreciate food that I haven’t had to cook!
Sunday 6th October
I’m happy to say that yesterday’s meeting of the Norfolk Astrological Association at Guist Post Office went off well and we had 8 people attend. We looked at progressions and solar returns and I hope I didn’t addle too many brains! Thank you to everyone who came along. Next month we will be meeting on the first Saturday in November- Saturday 2nd November 1.45 – 3.45pm in our usual place, Guist Post Office and Cafe. Joyce will be choosing a topic for us. When I hear from her I will post the details.
This morning Mars, planet of action moved into peace loving Libra. Mars is not particularly happy here, Mars is the natural ruler of the sign Aries which is Libra’s opposite sign. When a planet falls in its ruler’s opposite sign astrologers say that the planet is in detriment. Mars wants to act fast and directly whereas Libra wants to negotiate, consider or even please the other person. So this is a time to be patient with ourselves and to fight to correct imbalance and injustice.
Thursday October 3rd
The planets are on the move (as always) but today Mercury planet of communication is moving into secretive mysterious Scorpio. Along with that, Pluto planet of rebirth and transformation and ruler of Scorpio moves direct. It has been retrograde- appearing to go backwards since April of this year. This is a time of revelations and discussions of serious matters where secrets may come to light offering an opportunity for analysis and healing.
So if you have important issues to discuss now is a good time to do so. However, a word of caution, consider what you say carefully because once something is said it cannot be unsaid! I am a Sagittarius and it has taken me quite a few years to get the hang of that one!
Sunday 29th September
We are now in a new moon cycle, there was a new moon in Libra yesterday evening- Saturday 28th September. New moons occur every month and are times of new beginnings. In keeping with the Libra theme, this a time of balance and adjustment. It is often a time of harvest and with harvest comes work and decision making!
We have been busy this weekend, dodging the rain storms and collecting and processing fruit. Our neighbour very generously let us pick some of his pears and cooking apples and we have been chopping and slicing. We decided to cook and freeze the apples and to slice and dry the pears. We have a dehydrator- one of my Gemini husband’s gadgets and we have been drying pear slices to add to cereal. They are lovely and the house smells very autumnal at the moment. I do enjoy this time of year harvesting and preserving. It will be green tomato chutney time soon!
The sun moves into Libra today, so happy birthday to all you Libras! Here is my Star Talk article about Libra which is in this month’s issue of Let’s Talk.
Sunday 22nd September
The autumn equinox yoga and astrology morning went off well, thank you to the ladies who came along to join us. I do love going to Kelling yoga studio, it is such a beautiful place. The autumn equinox is happening tomorrow, Monday 23rd September, this is when the sun moves into the astrological sign of Libra. The sign for Libra is the scales. So it is a good time of year to consciously decide to include a bit of grace and harmony into our lives. I am trying, very trying as my husband says! 😉.
Today, Saturn , planet of responsibility, rules and regulation goes direct. Saturn is the last planet visible to the naked eye and so until the discovery of the telescope which led to the discovery of the outer planets , Saturn was the last planet. So it is often seen as the gatekeeper, the place where the buck stops! Saturn is all about reality. Since April 30th this year, Saturn has been going retrograde – appearing to go backwards and now it is starting to move forward, so this is a time for reality checks and consolidation. It is a time to step up to the plate and take responsibility for what is happening in your life!
Today is a day for good communication, Mercury planet of communication is conjunct Venus planet of love. They are together at 28 degrees of Virgo, the sign of analysis before they move into Libra tomorrow. So it’s a good time to find the right words to say to someone. How about leaving (nice) little messages for your friends or loved one to find? It’s also a good time to enjoy working with others.
Thursday 12th September
Have you seen the moon recently? We’ve had a few clear evenings over the past week or so and it has been putting on a lovely show. It is waxing at the moment and I have been really enjoying watching it gradually increase in size night after night. It will soon reach its peak; full moon is at 05.32 BST on the morning of Saturday 14th September. So watch out for it this evening and tomorrow evening. This full moon falls in Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac and it is opposite the sun in Virgo. We have a Pisces full moon every year around this time and the Pisces Virgo axis is about service. Both of these signs are very giving. However, they are opposites and Virgo is very analytical and detail orientated whereas Pisces is dreamy and can be vague at times. Full moons are when issues come to light, so this week end’s full moon may bring up feelings to be analysed and sorted out.
Today is the first of September and autumn is approaching. The first day of Autumn this year is Monday 23rd September- the autumn equinox when the sun moves into Libra and we have equal nights (approximately). This is a time of reflection, to look at what we have harvested over the months since the spring and decide what we we need to take with us into the winter months.
If you would like to connect to this energy of balancing and adjusting at harvest time there are still some spaces available at our Autumn Equinox yoga and astrology morning.
The details are-
9.30am – 1pm Saturday 21st September
Kelling Yoga Studio
A tthe beautiful Kelling Yoga studio NR25 7EW.
This is near Holt in tranquil North Norfolk.
This joint workshop is run by myself and yoga teacher Gini Harrison. It is the third in a series of popular seasonal salutations honouring and tapping into the energy of the four cardinal points of the year, the Spring Equinox, the Summer Solstice, the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice.
£30 per person booking essential as places are limited.
Today we have a new moon. This is the second new moon in a calendar month which happens occasionally. The last new moon was in Leo on the 1st August and this one is in the following sign of Virgo. New moons happen every 28 days when the sun and moon and earth all line up together. They signify new beginnings and are good time to set intentions and remind ourselves of what we need to do. As the sun is in Virgo, this new moon is in Virgo, so now we have 3 planets and the two luminaries (sun and moon) all in Virgo
As I have been saying for the past week or so, Virgo is the sign of detail, it is also the sign related to health and cleanliness, so it’s a good time to make adjustments to our habits to improve our both physical and emotional health. Anyone for fresh home grown veg?
Thursday 29th August
This morning a fourth planet moves into the sign of Virgo, this is Mercury the messenger. Mercury is an interior planet – it is situated between us and the sun. When viewed from earth, it is always quite close to the sun, the furthest it can be is 28 degrees. So mythologically it is the messenger keeping the king informed as to what is happening. Mercury rules the sign of Virgo and works really well there. This is a great time to get into the details and to work out what needs to be done, to write letters and lists.. So if you want to do some planning in a methodical and organised way, now is a good time to do it! I am planning and preparing for an exciting jointly run workshop in November- watch this space…!
Today at 11.03 am BST the sun moves into Virgo and joins Mars and Venus in Virgo. This gives us plenty of precise, careful, hardworking energy. So happy birthday to all you Virgos, I hope you can take a little rest to enjoy your up coming birthdays! Here is my article about Virgos in Let’s Talk September 2019 issue.
Wednesday 21st August
Today, another of the fast moving planets moves into careful precise Virgo. This is Venus, planet of love, traditionally Venus is in fall in Virgo, so it is not totally comfortable here. Venus wants harmony and beauty and Virgo wants precision and perfection. Venus in Virgo is shy, hardworking and may not always tell you that she cares, but she shows it in little ways. So now is a time to show our love to those close to us by thoughtful gestures and to cut them a bit of slack and hold our tongue and not to expect them to be perfect!
Monday 19th August
Have you felt a shift in the air? It feels more autumnal to me, the evenings are getting chillier and damper. The faster moving planets are starting to move from summery Leo into Virgo. Mars planet of action and passion was the first to go, it moved into Virgo yesterday, Sunday 18th August. When Mars is in Virgo he takes off his party hat, puts on the rubber gloves, rolls up his sleeves and gets down to the nitty gritty. It is a time to get the work done and pay attention to those niggling jobs that you’ve been meaning to do for ages. I’m biting the bullet with school uniform checking and buying, it looks like I’ve been feeding my son too well, he’s outgrown pretty much everything uniform wise. Off we go to the shops to join all the other parents and their enthusiastic children.😉
Be aware that when Mars is in Virgo we can feel quite niggly as we want everything just right, we can also get caught up with all the little details and forget the bigger picture. So it is worth looking up from our work once in a while just to check that we’re still on track. I know this only too well, I have Mars in Virgo in my chart, so I’m pickier than the average Saggittarian. 😉
Tonight we have a full moon in Aquarius. I have just been scuttling off down our lane ‘moon hunting’. My husband says it’s not too difficult, perhaps that’s why I was successful! 😉 The full moon in Aquarius is opposite the sun in Leo. These are both fixed signs, Leo is an expressive, creative sign and Aquarius is in individualistic sign. Aquarians are often ahead of the pack and are the rebels of the zodiac. They are also humanitarian and objective. So this full moon is a good time to express your individuality and enjoy being who you are!
Wednesday 14th August
Today Venus, planet of love and beauty makes a conjunction to the sun. Inanna, the ancient Sumerian goddess is the Sumerian version of Venus the goddess of love. The Sumerians knew the cycles of the planet Venus and linked them to her myths. The eight pointed star is the symbol of Inanna.
Sunday 11th August 2019
Today Jupiter, planet of expansion, hope, belief and luck turns direct in its own sign of Sagittarius. It has been moving backwards for quite a while now, since April 11th 2019. So for the last four months you may have felt that your ideas and big dreams may not have been moving as smoothly as you would have liked. However, because of this you may have the time to reflect on your beliefs and grand plans. Now Jupiter is moving forwards and making a trine- a positive easy flowing aspect to the sun (our creative expression) and Venus, attraction and love in confident, fun loving Leo. This makes it a great time to be generous, both to ourselves and to others. So if you’ve been wanting to do something that you love, its’ a good time to make that leap of faith and believe in yourself. Just remember to have a a reality check every now and again- Jupiter in Sagittarius can get carried away!