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!
We had a great day today and I was really excited because we went to the British Museum in London and saw The Queen of The night relief. This is a clay tablet of a Sumerian goddess, no one knows exactly who she is, some (like me) think she is Inanna, others that she is Lilith. She’s definitely sexy, powerful and bigger than I thought! I made my own copy to illustrate my talk about Inanna, so it is great to see the original.
Sunday 4th August
Yesterday was the monthly meeting of the Norfolk Astrological Association We had a lovely afternoon yesterday discussing astrology in Pat’s beautiful wood. We were pleased to welcome four new people to the group. Thank you to Liam for providing us with two very interesting charts those of the launch of Apollo 11 and the engineer Wherner von Braun who built the rocket Saturn 5. Thank you too to Pat for your generous hospitality which included lots of tea and nice cake😍
There will not be a meeting in September as most of us are busy that weekend. Our next meeting will be Saturday October 5th. The theme is yet to be decided. I will post on here when we have decided what it will be.
Today is the Pagan festival of Lamas or ‘loaf mass’, the harvest of the first fruits. If you are a gardener – like me then this you will probably be busy harvesting. We are fortunate enough of have a good crop of mini cucumbers which are running rampant in the poly tunnel. We also have quite a few courgettes and green beans. We’ve had masses of gooseberries which we had to fight the birds for. Here in rural Norfolk the farmers are flat out working to get the harvest in, I could hear the combines whirring away in the distance last night.
Wednesday July 31st
Tomorrow, Thursday 1st August is quite busy astrologically, firstly, we have a new moon in Leo. I like new moons, they signify the beginning of a new lunar month. They are good time to set intentions and remind ourselves where we are going and what we want to do. I need reminders, especially as I am now a lady of certain (forgetful) age! Leo is the sign of confidence, creativity and courage, so if you have been wanting to express yourself, now’s a good time to be brave and go for it!
Added to this, Mercury, planet of communication comes to the end of his retrograde period. this is when mercury appears to go backwards.This can be a time of confusion, delays and mixed messages. It is also a time for revelations and remembering. My mum had a clear out in her airing cupboard and discovered a load of family pictures that had been lurking there for years. That was quite a nice surprise, I had wondered where they had got to!
So for those of you who dread Mercury retrograde, it is almost over, only a few more hours to go. mercury goes direct at 04.57 am tomorrow morning so this is a time to look and move forward.
Today the sun moves in to creative fun loving Leo. Here in Norfolk the children break up from school tomorrow and my son is really looking forward to that!.
Wow, it is so hot at the moment, I enjoy the summer but I must admit that both me and my cucumber plants were wilting this afternoon! We’ve perked up a bit now but it is still warm, I find the evening the nicest part of the day in this weather. It looks like a warm one again tomorrow here in the UK, great for sea side paddling and sitting in the garden. If you get the chance, have fun tomorrow and remember to keep protected. Here is my article about Leos from Let’s Talk magazine.
Today we have a partial lunar eclipse. It follows the solar eclipse of two weeks ago which was on a new moon in the sign of Cancer. Tomorrow’s eclipse is on a full moon and it is visible in the UK. (weather permitting as ever…) The full moon will rise eclipsing so it is definitely worth looking out for. The moon rises at 21.18 BST in Norwich and totality is at 22.31 BST.
Eclipses are times of change; endings and beginnings. This one is part of a series of eclipses falling in the proactive Cardinal signs of Cancer and Capricorn. So issues associated with the sign of Cancer may arise, these are; our home, our family and the past. The Capricorn themes of rules, time, social expectation, work and ambition are also in the mix. This is a time let go of rigid expectations and habits which no longer work and to nurture what is really important to us.
Monday 15th July
We have an eclipse tomorrow and these are times of endings and beginnings. Eclipses come in pairs and this is the second in a fortnight. The first one was a solar eclipse on Tuesday 2nd July. I used that time to have a good clear out and had a big bonfire where I burnt up loads of rubbish and weeds on my allotment. This was a physical and symbolic clearing out of the old. Whilst doing this I noticed that our stream was all choked with weeds and did start to get in there and have a bit of a go at it. Being an impulsive fire sign I jumped in there and got my feet all wet as I didn’t go back home to change into my wellies. uh oh. I promised myself that I would Clare the stream before tomorrow’s lunar eclipse and today I did. It was fun and I got one slightly wet foot where a little bit of water went into my welly as I went a tad too deep! The stream certainly is clearer now and allowing the water to flow freely.
We are now in a period of Mercury retrograde as today Mercury started its retrograde journey appearing to us here on earth to travel backwards in the sky. It is getting closer to the sun and it will be conjunct the sun on July 21st. When mercury is conjunct the sun it is not visible to us. In mythical terms Mercury is in the’ underworld’.
When Mercury is retrograde we can get a bit frustrated and stressed as plans may not go as they should and messages can easily get muddled. However, I quite like this period as it is a great time for reviewing and remembering. You can also get some good dreams at this time, and unfinished issues may arise for you to deal with. So at this time of Mercury retrograde back up your computer information and double check your diary and if you get a chance, dream envision wander…I do that anyway, can’t help it….. 😉
Mercury glyph from Soul Bridging
The solar eclipse is this evening. Although it is not visible here in the UK it is still a time of endings and beginnings. I really enjoyed myself this afternoon with a bonfire burning a load of accumulated rubbish, both literal and metaphorical. Clear away the old and let the new in ! This also coincides with Mars, planet of action and passion moving into passionate dramatic Leo today. So all in all, this is a great time to have a bonfire, I do like a bit of drama!
Chart from the Astrological Association’s Facebook page.
Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Today Venus planet of love, affection and attraction moves into home loving, traditional Cancer. This is a good time to lavish some attention on your home and family and show those who you love just how much you appreciate them. Perhaps you may feel like whipping them up a lovely meal as a treat or if you are not you are not quite that energetic I find that a multi pack of Curly wurlies always goes down well… Luckily, I am a dab hand at rhubarb crumble and other traditional dishes – my mother taught me well – a long time ago, and I’ve had a lot of practice now, thanks mum.
Today Mercury planet of communication is now in dramatic, confident Leo. It is time for a bit of drama and creativity, perhaps you fancy planning a party or getting together with some friends for a chat. You may feel like getting creative in whatever way you enjoy, and we are all creative in our individual ways. If you have children or work with them it is a great time to be round them and have a bit of fun and enjoy their enthusiasm and zest for life, it is contagious. It is also due to be sunny this weekend so it’s a great time to get outdoors and enjoy yourselves.
I’m back from our successful morning workshop Embracing the Fullness of Summer with yoga teacher Gini Harrison and myself. We combined yoga and astrology to connect to the midsummer energy. We had a lovely, supportive session, very appropriate for all that nurturing Cancerian energy. Thank you for everyone who came along and joined in.
Sunday 16th June 2019
Hooray, I did it! I presented my talk:’ Inanna and Erishkagal: Descending into the Great Below’ at the Astrological Association Conference at Wyboston Lakes Bedfordshire MK44 3AL this afternoon. It went well, and the audience were responsive and came up with some good comments about the charts. Thank you to all those who came to see me and to Wendy Stacey for hosting the event. It was very stimulating and interesting, all those astrologers in one place. It was also nice to have all my meals cooked for me. I need to think of a collective noun for a group of astrologers. They are certainly very chatty.. Perhaps a chatter is a good one.
Monday 17th June 2019
Today is the day of the full moon in Sagittarius. Now we have a some clear skies we should be able to see it (with a bit of luck). The full moon will rise tonight at 21.32 in London, it will be worth a look. Also, have a look out for that bright planet close to it, that is Jupiter. When the moon is full emotions can easily run a bit high and as it is in Sagittarius close to Jupiter planet expansion, we can easily go over the top! This is especially true as the moon is opposing the sun in talkative changeable Gemini. So watch out for those drama queen moments………! 😉