Have you noticed that the days are slowly lengthening? Today after such a beautiful bright day it was really noticeable that we had more light in the evening than a couple of weeks ago. We also had a beautiful sunrise here in Norfolk and a great view of the waning crescent moon quite low in the south this morning. Today the sun moves from serious, earthy Capricorn into humanitarian and individualistic air sign Aquarius. It joins Mercury planet of communication, so this is a time to embrace new ideas, think outside the box and embrace your inner rebel. Happy Birthday to all you Aquarians, long may you keep those bright ideas coming!
I am happy to say that my talk ‘A Zip Round The Zodiac’ to a Norfolk group went off well last night and there was quite a large group of ladies. I was highly impressed with the turnout on a wild windy night in deepest Norfolk; thank you for having me.
Thursday 16th January
Mercury, planet of communication moves out of Capricorn and starts to pull away from the cluster of other planets all in Capricorn; Sun, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. This lightens the mood a bit, especially when it comes to communication as Aquarius is a detached, free thinking air sign. It’s good time for bright ideas and even flashes of inspiration and with all that Capricornian earth energy around, we may even feel like putting our ideas into practice and finding a new way of doing things.
Sunday 12th January 2020
Today we have the long awaited conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, the sign ruled by Saturn. There is a lot of fear around this conjunction and to me it is about being responsible and honest, both individually and collectively so we can grow and transform, not an easy task! I am sharing this image with its clear message from Louise Edington as she is an astrologer and writer who I respect and admire.
I have had a great afternoon working with Victoria and her team at the NARS make up department in Jarrolds Norwich. We teamed up to have a make up and astrology day where we looked at astrology and colour. What colours are linked to your zodiac sign and how can you use them to look fab? Thank you ladies for inviting me along to this lovely event.
Friday 10th January
I am feeling very blessed, after a grey start the day went clear and we had a fabulous evening, perfect for moon watching. The moon was so bright and the fields behind our house were all silver and shimmering in the mist. I went out around 7pm and could easily see my way around in the moon light. At maximum shadow there was a slight dimming of the disc of the moon but as it was a penumberal (partial ) eclipse it was only subtle, nothing like the full on blood moon that you get at a total lunar eclipse. The whole scene was very beautiful and the moon cast inky black shadows of the trees onto the silvered ribbon of the lane. I did remember to take a torch just in case a car came so I could make sure they saw me, I wanted to live to tell the tale! I took this photo earlier, as it was rising around 4.45pm
Monday 6th January
We are into our first full week of January and we have a lunar eclipse in Cancer on Friday 10th. It is a partial eclipse, so the earth’s shadow will not cover all of the full moon, but it is visible from the UK. The eclipse starts around 5pm and peaks around 7pm. I am hoping for clear skies!
Here are some more dates to look out for in 2020. This image is from Amy Domres Astrology Goddess community
Happy New Year! Bring on 2020 and the next decade!
Sunday 29th December 2019
Mercury planet of communication moves from distractable fire sign Sagittarius ♐ into focused hard working Capricorn ♑. It joins a host of other planets; the Sun 🌞 Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. This is a time to plan and look to the long term, what are your goals and how can you work towards reaching them?
Happy Boxing day, we are on a bit of a slow start here in our house today.
Astrologically, we have moved into a new moon cycle, with a new moon in Capricorn at 4.54 am GMT this morning. This is an extra special new moon as it is a solar eclipse, where the sun and moon and earth are all in direct alignment so the moon’s shadow passes over the sun blocking it out. It was not visible here in the UK ; we were not directly in the path of the eclipse. It was visible in Asia and parts of Australia, Africa and Eastern Europe. This was an annular eclipse, where the disc of the moon appears slightly smaller than the sun so it produces a ‘ring of fire’ effect with the light showing round the edges.
Eclipses are a sign of endings and beginnings, a rebooting of energy. This one is the last of the year and the decade. So definitely a time to let go of things we no longer need. This eclipse is in the practical, organised sign of Capricorn which is very much about planning and making goals for the long term. It is conjunct Jupiter, planet of luck, enthusiasm and hope. So if you are thinking of having a review of your year this is a great time to do it. Big goals can be achieved slowly, one step at a time! Photo reference Getty from Express.co.uk
Tuesday 24th December- Xmas Eve
Merry Christmas to everyone! Thank you to all of you who have supported Broad Sky Astrology throughout the year and to all of you who have attended my workshops, had readings with me. Thank you also to Let’s Talk for publishing my regular Star Talk articles. I am very lucky to be able to share my love of astrology. Let the festivities begin.
Sunday 22nd December
I am back from a lovely relaxing morning of yoga and astrology for the winter solstice at the beautiful Kelling Studio. Thank you to Gini Harrison for working with me and leading us in some very relaxing yoga poses. Thank you too to everyone who came and joined us in our morning. I love sharing my astrology knowledge, especially at Kelling studio, it is a beautiful space and it has underfloor heating, so nice and cosy at this time of year.
I’ve just been out to close my chickens up for the night and was treated to the lovely sight of beautiful Venus low and bright in the south western sky. If you want to catch a glimpse have a look now as it is heading towards the horizon and is setting soon.
After all the rain and cloud of the previous few days I really enjoyed seeing her. Venus is the third brightest object in the sky after the sun and the moon and has been mistaken for a low flying aircraft! Around 5000 years ago the Sumerians (who lived in what is now modern Iraq) worshiped Venus as their goddess Inanna and knew her cycles and that she appeared both as a morning ‘star’ and an evening ‘star’. Currently Venus is ‘lady of the evening
Friday 20th December
Today Venus, planet of love and attachment moves into detached, principled Aquarius. This combination is great for spreading ‘goodwill to men’ (and women too!) as in the Christmas carol ‘It came upon a midnight clear’. As the festive season begins in earnest now is a time to give, to those close to us and to others in our communities. Thank you to everyone who has given to me over the year, whether that be your time and skills, or gifts or help, I have a lot to be grateful for.
Monday December 16th
As the dust has settled on Thursday’s election here in the UK it looks like Brexit will go ahead. The change is happening bringing with it uncertainty and worry. The Pluto Saturn conjunction in Capricorn, the sign of business and tradition is looming and this will occur on 12th January. This is a time of change and transformation (Pluto); breaking down the old systems and structures(Saturn) that are no longer working and waiting for new ones to emerge.
Countries can have astrological charts and the UK was created on 1st January 1801.This chart has the sun in Capricorn and the moon in Cancer, so this union was around the full moon, a few hours after the exact full moon.
There are two eclipses coming up soon; a solar eclipse in Capricorn on 26th December and two weeks later on 10th January a lunar eclipse. This lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon in Cancer opposes the sun which will still be in Capricorn. It will be worth observing these dates as our exit from the European union unfolds.
We have a full moon in Gemini today opposing the sun in Sagittarius. Gemini is a logical, rational sign ruled by Mercury the communicator and messenger of the zodiac. Sagittarius, its opposite sign is a passionate, impulsive fire sign ruled by generous , but opinionated Jupiter. This combination is all about ideas, beliefs and communication. It is appropriate today that here in the UK it is election day. After all the hype, it is time to make a decision.
Sunday December 8th
We had a good time yesterday at our Xmas meal at Sculthorpe Mill. It wasn’t the easiest place to find and some of our party had a spot of bother finding the place but we all got there in the end! I have a knack of choosing out of the way places. 😉
The food was lovely with very generous portions and the staff looked after us well. We had the whole upstairs floor to ourselves! Thank you to everyone who came. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (and decade!) to all. See you in January, our next meeting is on Saturday 4th January at our usual venue; Guist Post Office and Cafe. Definitely easier to find than the mill.
Christmas is fast approaching and I am looking forward to the Norfolk Astrology Association’s first Christmas meal out at Sculthorpe Mill near Fakenham. It’s this coming Saturday 7th December- bring on the lunch!
Monday 2nd December
Jupiter, planet of luck, generosity, faith and exaggeration is the ruler of upbeat Sagittarius. It has been moving through this sign for a year since November 9th 2018. Today- December 2nd, it moves into the next sign of the Zodiac , serious hardworking Capricorn. So all you Capricorns out there, look for a boost of enthusiasm and hope for the next year or so, until December 18th 2020.
As a Saggie I have enjoyed this boost of enthusiasm and optimism and I am lucky to say that I’ve had a pretty good year. I have enjoyed running astrology workshops, collaborating with other people, presenting talks, doing individual consultations, writing about astrology and generally sharing my astrology knowledge.
Jupiter is nowhere near as comfortable in Capricorn as in Sagittarius, as that Jupiterian optimism can be dampened by Capricorn’s seriousness. However, on the up side, Capricorn is highly realistic and this combination of vision and pragmatism can encourage us to make things happen.
So this coming year with Jupiter in Capricorn it is time to work to put our knowledge and grand plans into practice. If we’ve had lucky breaks this year, (as I did!) now is the time to build on them, keep going and focus on our projects and goals.
I’m a happy bunny! Last night after all that rain and cloud we had a clear evening and I finally managed to see Venus. We were trying to spot it at our Inanna workshop last Sunday but it was hidden by dense clouds. Last night however, I got lucky. I saw the lovely crescent moon quite low on the horizon just as it was getting dark a beautiful sight in its own right. I always think that first sighting of the new crescent moon is exciting and a sign of promise.
I knew Venus was lower than the moon and we live in a bit of a dip with no clear view of the south western horizon so I drove half a mile or so onto the main road where you can get a clear view and as I headed up the hill, there was bright Venus twinkling enticingly. I was happy and drove safely and stopping in a layby to get a good view. The things I do in my planet hunting – I then went to the farm shop for mushrooms to justify my trip out! 😉
Tonight is also clear and the moon is visible now in the South west a beautiful crescent, slightly fuller than last night it’s quite cloudy on the horizon to see Venus,and it will soon set so you get a short window of opportunity to see it. If you’re looking, good luck! If you don’t see Venus the moon is lovely, I adore that combination of blue and silver.
This image is my version of the 8 pointed star, symbol of Inanna, the ancient Sumerian goddess of love. She was Sumeria’s Venus.
Tuesday 26th November
Venus planet of love moves from generous, enthusiastic Sagittarius into serious Capricorn. This can be a bit of bump, a morning after type of feeling. On the plus side, Sagittarius can go over the top whereas Capricorn is all about reality. So on the run up to Christmas Venus in Capricorn can help us to be sensible in our approach to the festive season. It is very easy to go overboard and overspend particularly when we are being encouraged by glossy adverts to buy buy buy. I can get a bit excitable in my local supermarket!
Venus in Capricorn ties in with the rise with a responsible and considered attitude to gift giving. So it is worth taking time to think what your nearest and dearest would really like, this may well be time spent with them rather than fancy presents. So watch out family, I’ll be round to bother you with my homemade recycled presents. I have plenty of rubber bands, string and imagination..! 😉
Astrologically, it is a busy day today as in addition to Venus moving into Capricorn we have a new moon in Sagittarius. New moons indicate a new beginning of another new cycle. This is a good time to harness the Sagittarian enthusiasm and set your intention for this lunar month. Sagittarius is the sign of the Archer, so loosen your bow and shoot those arrows off. Remember, with Venus in Capricorn keep those intentions realistic and be prepared to work towards your goals.
Monday 25th November
Well this is what we were hoping to see last night in Norfolk- Jupiter conjunct Venus! I’m going to try again tonight, they will still be quite close to one another but are gradually parting company; definitely worth a look though.Venus will continue to grace our evening skies in the coming months so look out for a bright ‘star’ in the West after sunset. Astrologically Jupiter conjunct Venus is a time of generosity and sharing of love and kindness. Photo from Yahoo lifestyle Jamie Carter Nov 19th 2019.
Sunday 24th November
I’m very happy to say that our event Inanna’s Descent went well and we had a lovely day at Bawdeswell Village Hall. Thank you to Tuesday Simmonds for working with me and all the ladies who joined us. We were hoping to spot the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter but unfortunately it was too cloudy. Instead, I came away with this beautiful rose which is a symbol of the goddess; you can’t win them all!
The sun moves into the sign of Sagittarius today marking the start of Sagittarius season today. So happy birthday to my fellow Saggies. I have quite a few Sagittarius friends, I always have lots of cards to send at this time of year. Here’s my ‘Star Talk’ for Sagittarius in December’s Issue of Let’sTalk magazine
Tuesday November 19th
Mars planet of action moves into deep decisive Scorpio today. Mars is much happier in Scorpio than it is in Libra. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio along with the modern ruler, Pluto. This placement signifies courage and determined action. When Mars is in Scorpio it is a good time to cut the faff and get straight to the point! So if there’s something you have been putting off, now is the time to start to put your plan into action. This will be helped tomorrow as Mercury planet of communication – also in Scorpio is turning direct. So it may be that secrets and issues are coming to light which help you make a decision and give you the opportunity to move forward. A word of warning, be sure of your action because with Mars in Scorpio what’s done is done!
Sunday November 17th
How are you doing with the current Mercury retrograde? So far I’ve been quite lucky, I had an unexpected win on a local prize draw. I’ve also found a couple of charity shop bargains, I’m pleased with them but thy were not quite what I was thinking of buying, I was hoping for a long floaty skirt. I actually landed up with a smart brown skirt and a red tunic- not to be worn together! I’ve now got 2 new outfits thanks to a couple of purchases from my favourite shop – M and S. Expect the unexpected when Mercury is retrograde! My husband supports artist Lizz Lunney and her latest cartoon features Mercury Retrograde.