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Astrology Forecast September 2018

General Astrology Forecast September 2018

Before we get to the General Astrology Forecast September 2018, it has to be said….

Crikey! Where has the Summer gone? I don’t know about you, but I am so not ready to let go of Summer yet!

So while September has arrived, I am thankful that we are promised a nice Indian Summer here in the UK, once some turbulent stormy, windy weather passes this weekend.

Talking of turbulent, how have the last five months been for you?

It’s been a time of eclipses and retrograde planets. Communication has been muddled and even the best laid plans have ground to a halt.

However, the Astrology Forecast September 2018 promises more positive times ahead!


Related Post: What Does It Mean In Astrology When We Say A Planet Is Retrograde?


What does the Astrology Forecast September 2018 have in store?

The beginning of September 2018 saw four retrograde planets  (Saturn, Pluto, Uranus and Neptune) continuing to muddle things.

On September 05, 2018  the negative retrograde influence of Saturn switched to something more positive as the planet started to move forward again.

Pluto will turn direct on September 30, leaving just Uranus and Neptune in backward motion.


Related Post: Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018


Plans that have been in limbo should start to take shape and we should all feel a lot more motivated.

On September 09 the Virgo New Moon will provide a helpful influence. Remember that one of Virgo’s characteristics is organisation.

A place for everything and everything in its place” describes Virgo to a tee! The Virgo new moon is a time to relish getting organised both mentally and materialisticly.

new moon in virgo

Be aware though that it won’t all be a breeze. As planets come out of retrograde, they are referred to as being “station”, until they start moving properly forward again.

You know that feeling you get when, as a passenger in the car, the driver suddenly slams the brakes on?

If you are not expecting it, you can be hit by quite a jolt. You shoot forward and then slam back. Then gradually you move forward and momentum is regained.

As retrograde Planets start moving forward again, you can get a similar sort of jolt before your journey becomes a lot smoother.

Watch Out for Mars Tangling with Aquarius and Taurus!

The Astrology Forecast for September 2018 warns us to be careful around the time of September 18.

Thanks to Mars in Aquarius and square to Uranus in Taurus, hot-head, warrior Mars will become tangled with sociable and likeable Aquarius and also stubborn Taurus.

Group dynamics could be affected as a result. This means that  there’s a risk that friends could get mightily irritated with each other.

Tact and diplomacy will be needed and you may just all have to agree to disagree.

mars in aquarius

Fortunately the Sun enters Libra, the peacemaker, on September 22, followed by a Full Moon in Aries on September 24.

The Aries Full Moon in September 2018 will be VERY unusual!

This is because there will be a total lunar eclipse, a blood moon AND a supermoon.  ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!

What is a Blood Moon?

A blood moon can only happen during a full lunar eclipse, when the Moon is fully in Earth’s shadow.

At the same time, a small amount of light from the Earth’s sunrises and sunsets fall onto the surface of the moon. These light waves are stretched out, making them look red.

This makes the Moon’s surface appear red as the light strikes it. Hence the term “Blood Moon”.

The Effects of the September 2018 Blood Moon

The September 2018 Full Moon is also known as The Harvest Moon.

The purpose of any Full Moon is to encourage us to pause and reflect on what has just gone by. However, because the Full Moon’s position is in Aries, this could make things more difficult.

Impatient Aries finds it hard to think before they act.

This means that The Ram’s influence during the Full Moon could result in knee-jerk reactions, instead of waiting until we have all the facts.

full blood moon

However, the Sun’s position in Libra at the time of the Full Moon, will act as a counter balance. Libra is all about balance and will hopefully influence us to think before we speak or act.

The Full Moon in Aries is also a time when the spotlight will shine on individual needs and accomplishments.

Watch out though! The light under that spotlight could become crowded and it is important not to allow the ego of Aries to make you too selfish.

Self-focused Aries needs to remember that others deserve the spotlight too!

How has September 2018 been for you so far?
Let us know in the comments below

Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018

Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 – Moving Forward

Following the chaos, stalls and delays caused by Retrograde Planets throughout the Summer of 2018, finally that game we call love can move forward again.

The Mars and Mercury Retrogrades plus three eclipses, has left us bewildered and exhausted with it all.

However, thank goodness September brings us rest and relief. There’s also some supportive energy available.

Hopefully this will allow you to regain momentum in your love life.

Virgo New Moon – September 2018

monthky love horoscope september 2018

The New Moon in Virgo on September 09 brings organisation and the energy to work on whatever you decide as far as romance is concerned.

However, do you need to organise yourself first?

The influence of the New Moon in Virgo means that this is the time not only to clear out your house of unnecessary clutter.

Think about what changes you may need to make to how you do things in order to attract a new lover. Or to reignite a romance that is starting to flicker out.

For example, do you know the
Number 1 reason why men pull away?
I guarantee the answer will shock you!

Venus moves into sexy, mysterious Scorpio on September 09. This can lead to passion for some and less inhibitions about expressing feelings.

Venus opposes Uranus and the influence of a sextile between Venus and Saturn can lead to a new obsession for singles on September 12.

There could be romantic fireworks, which will in turn lead to more stability and calm.

mars retrograde

Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 – Aries

aries horoscopesThe ruling planet of Aries, Mars, has finally gone direct again, after being Retrograde for months.

This month Aries should rediscover how it feels to be fired up about love and life again. Various things may have happened to put Aries in limbo. It could have been a break-up or a feeling of staleness in a long-term relationship.

Whatever happened over the summer, the famous Aries energy will now re-awaken.


Related post: Learn How to Seduce Aries Man! Is he Really a Bad Boy?


Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 – Taurus

monthly love horoscopeThis September, thanks to the chaos in the stars, Taurus will feel like that they are coming to from a long sleep. Existing relationships may have felt boring due to lack of any tangible growth.

However, Venus moving into Scorpio will see the passion re-igniting.

For Singles, the New Moon in Virgo could shine the light on a perfect partner!


Related Post:  Taurus Compatibility – How to win the heart of a Taurus


Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 – Gemini

monthly love horoscopeGeminis may struggle this month. If there has been any sort of betrayal or deceit, then any trust that may have been had could simply vaporise around September 08.

There could be surprises and discoveries that could drive a wedge between Gemini and their partner.


Related Post: Gemini Compatibility


Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 – Cancer

monthly love horoscopeRomantic prospects look positive for Cancer this month.

Captivation and confusion are in the stars for single Cancerians this month as a mysterious person comes into their lives.

Their detached and cool approach may cause confusion, even though they are giving off vibes that say the attraction is mutual.

For those currently dating the 12th could bring exciting surprises that may lead to serious commitment.


Related Post: Cancer Compatibility Chart


Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 – Leo

monthly love horoscopeDynamic Leo will not have been quite so dynamic through the Retrogrades of the Summer months!

However, for those in relationships, the Lion will finally get their “oomph” back during this September.

This month will be a time of strengthening bonds, while at the same time letting go of the need to control, which will lead to a healthier relationship.


Related Post:  Leo Compatibility


Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 -Virgo

monthly love horoscopeSelf-aware Virgo knows exactly that the path to true happiness lies in self-improvement.

This September Virgo’s focus is on exactly that.

Looking and feeling healthier is going to be important. A new way of eating or a new exercise regime may be started.

In addition to physical improvements, Virgo may also embark on a new study course.


Related Post: Virgo Zodiac Signs Compatibility


Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 -Libra

monthly love horoscopeThis September, Libra will be making the lighter side of life a priority.

It’s all going to be about fun, play and passion!

Both Single Librans and those in relationships will find that by September 10 it’s going to be clear that both your zest for life and sex drive have returned with a bang.

If totally single, unexpected possibilities in love could crop up.

Libra’s confidence in their own judgement as far as relationships are concerned will be sky high!


Related Post: Libra Compatibility


venus in scorpio

Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 – Scorpio

monthly love horoscopeScorpios will experience a few shocks this month, that they may even be the cause of.

For Scorpios who are not single, this may draw you even closer together.

Sudden encounters with potential new partners are in the stars for single Scorpios. Well meaning friends or relatives may be the source of some new introductions.

At first they may not seem to be your “type” but give it a chance and you may be pleasantly surprised!


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Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 – Sagittarius

monthly love horoscopeStand by for a very lively month Sagittarius!

Mars rules the Archer’s love life. Now that the Red Planet is finally moving forward again passion and yearning will be aflame.

However, it is not going to be simple and things could get complicated.

Thanks to Venus moving into The Archer’s 12th house, there will be secrets. Don’t assume it is a bad secret though.

The Full Moon on September 24 will make sure that everything becomes clear and you will know what to do about it.


Related Post: Sagittarius Compatibility


Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 – Capricorn

monthly love horoscopeSince Uranus moved into your Love Life sector on May 15, life has been full of twists and turns. Many of them hilarious.

Capricorns, who have a need to be in control of their emotions, have had a total wake-up call. Those who have never been able to open themselves up to true love need to obey the signs to go ahead and take the risk

September will give Capricorns a shake-up and, as with many other starsigns, they will find themselves coming back to life after being in limbo during the Summer.


Related Post: How to Catch a Capricorn Man!


Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 – Aquarius

monthly love horoscopeWelcome back to normality Aquarius!

The Mars retrograde made you lack your usual energy and you felt unable to push forward.

This also totally hindered your ability to be successful in romance. However, keeping your feelings locked inside was not good for you and you have been suffering an inner agony as a result.

The good news is that it is all over now!

Mars turning direct at the end of August  and will move back into Aquarius on September 10.

This means that Aquarius will be able to make up for lost time.

The energy to go after what you want has returned!


Related Post: Aquarius Compatibility


Monthly Love Horoscope September 2018 – Pisces

monthly love horoscopePisces is a dreamer. However, this September the sign of The Fish will experience a sudden burst of practicality as far as romance and relationships are concerned.

What will matter most is finding someone with whom Pisces can work with to build a solid relationship that can survive in the modern age.

This will be a great step forward in personal development as Pisces realises that Fairytale Princes and Princesses do not necessarily make for the best partners!


Related Post: What Zodiac Signs are Compatible with Pisces?


How did all those retrograde planets
affect you over the Summer?
Let us know in the comments below.

What Does the July 2018 Full Blood Moon Mean For You?

What does the Full Blood Moon Mean? How will it affect you?

This July’s Full Blood Moon is unique in that is also falls on a full lunar eclipse. It will also be the longest Lunar Eclipse this century!

All about the July Full Blood Moon

The July Full Moon is known to Farmers as “The Buck Moon” and also “The Blessing Moon”.

It is the time when young Bucks start to grow their antlers.

The July full moon is also known to those working on the land as The Blessings Moon because they are starting  to reap the blessings of harvest.

The grain is being brought in and fruit and vegetables are starting to ripen.

The July Eclipse of the Full Moon

full blood moon

This is currently a very busy phase for eclipses right now – three in less than a month.

The first was on Friday 13 July 2018. This eclipse was only visible in a small area of the southern hemisphere, in Australia, Tasmania and parts of Antarctica.

The next eclipse occurs on Friday 27 July 2018, when the Full Blood Moon, will be fully eclipsed by the Sun.

The final eclipse during this period is on August 11 2018, when there will be a partial eclipse of the sun.

This will be visible to those living in northern Europe and a large area of central and eastern Asia. Parts of far northern and eastern Canada will also get a brief glimpse of the eclipse during their sunrise.

At a length of 1 hour and 43 minutes, the total eclipse of the Full Blood Moon on Friday 27 July will be the longest total Lunar Eclipse of this century!

What does an Eclipse of the Full Blood Moon mean to us?

Although, compared to Solar eclipses, eclipses of the moon raise an increased consciousness with regard to relationships, the focus is not necessarily on intimate partnerships.

Lunar eclipses can raise awareness in other areas of our lives and highlight what is needed from them.

This could be a sharper awareness of:

  • relationships at work
  • our health and bodies
  • relationships with our friends
  • relationships with our family

In the period leading up to this very special Lunar Eclipse, feelings and emotions will have been bubbling under the surface. Now they will come to light.

Be prepared for surprises and shocks!



Find out what the Full Blood Moon means for you!

What does the Full Blood Moon mean to the Zodiac Signs?

A full moon taking place during a total lunar eclipse is pretty rare at the best of times.

Add in the fact that it will be the longest lunar eclipse of this century and it’s no surprise to learn that things could get pretty intense in the Zodiac!

While this full moon is in Aquarius, the Sun is in Leo.

The influence of unconventional Aquarius could catch us off-guard. This means that the Fixed Signs, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio, could feel totally thrown off-balance.

This is because the Fixed Signs enjoy stability and structure in their lives,

In Astrology, the Moon rules over our emotions and intuition. This July’s Total Eclipse of the Blood Moon is going to be one of the most potent we will ever experience in our lifetime!

To add to the mix, Aquarius is conjunct with Mars during the eclipse, which can make life more emotionally challenging.

Everyone is going to be pushed to cleanse that which no longer serves a purpose.

There will be a need to let go of anything that is weighing us down.

full blood moon

The influence of Mars and Mercury

Mars is currently retrograde, as is Mercury, which went retrograde the day before the Full Moon.

This is going to also have an influence, potentially in a negative way.

Aquarius, Capricorn and Leo especially will feel the brunt of the effects of this blood moon.

Aquarians may find that they are very edgy, confused and feeling unusual inner tension during this period. They need to take time for themselves.

Using meditation will help bring inner calm to Aquarius during this period.

Together with Capricorn, Aquarius will feel a compulsion to try to make a difference. Capricorns, who are creatures of habit, will find this a difficult challenge!

During the Full Blood Moon normally confident and vibrant Leo can expect to feel off balance. However, on the plus side they may also experience some positive energy.

What does the Full Blood Moon mean to all of us?

Because the Moon and Mars are conjunct in Aquarius, this will stir up inner passions and the warrior in all of us. We will feel strong and brave and will feel compelled to defend our home and family.

However, this could lead us to experience very strong emotions that can get out of control. This means that we need to try to relax if we find ourselves becoming bossy, unkind or impatient.

This Full Blood Moon urges us to strike a balance between romance and friendship and between expressing ourselves in personal (Aquarius) and impersonal ways (Leo).

Leo is a proud and intense individual. He is not exactly a Team Player. However, Aquarius, while being a unique individual, recognises and appreciates the value of the Team.

This Full Blood Moon will cause conflict!

Due to the conflict between Leo (individual) and Aquarius (team player), it’s no wonder that this Full Moon will highlight an inner conflict, possibly in the form of a crisis of consciousness.

This Full Moon in Aquarius provides a brilliant opportunity to explore our emotional needs. What is normally accepted in  relationships may be overturned, challenged or even broken.

This may not necessarily be a bad thing. Remember that this is a time of letting go if needed!

However, on the plus side there is also the possibility that these relationships can be incredibly strengthened.

This can also be a time of emotional and dramatic discoveries. “Light-bulb moments” will occur as awareness of what is lacking in life develops.

This means that we can be driven to take positive action.

This July Full Blood Moon will cause unrest!

The Moon aligning with retrograde Mars can encourage unrest and we may see resentment and  protests from large groups of people as buried frustrations come to the surface.

There could be surprises for national leaders as people take to the streets to protest about what is happening in their countries.

For example, here in the UK we are becoming increasingly angry and frustrated at our Leader’s inability to inspire confidence.

She is failing to convince many that she knows what she is doing as far as negotiating our exit from the European Union is concerned.

Many people in the the US are also becoming increasingly angry at the way things are going.

The influence of a retrograde Mars on this full blood moon could be very interesting!

What influence has the July 2018 Full Blood Moon had on you or those close to you?

Watch out for some surprises this week as Mercury goes Retrograde!

What will happen this week as Mercury goes retrograde?

This coming week, on Thursday July 26 2018, Mercury goes retrograde. You could find yourself in for various surprises, particularly in your love life, including some blasts from the past and happenings that are unprecedented.

The flashbacks will begin on Thursday, as the Messenger Mercury “reverses” his way through glamorous, bold and amorous Leo.

Related post: What does it mean in Astrology when we say a Planet is Retrograde?

Which personality traits are influenced by Mercury?

Mercury influences the ways we think, speak and write and is the ruling planet of Gemini and Virgo.

Also cunning, Mercury has a lot to do with the ways in which we attempt to bend the truth in our favour and can refuse to accept responsibility.

Whenever we pick up a pen, or sit at the keyboard, Mercury influences how we communicate.

Is Mercury Going Retrograde Stressing You Out?

In my post What are Pheromones in Humans and How do They Work? we look at how Pheromones can be used as a natural calming effect on ourselves and those around us.

If you find Mercury going retrograde is stressing you out, then you may like to give Pheromones a try.

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When Mercury Goes Retrograde – The Bad

The biggest problem when Mercury goes retrograde, is that plans seem to go awry.

Travel tickets are invalid, things go missing and technology will seem to be working against you, not for you.

You may also feel it is impossible to make headway in anything!

In business it is not a good time to take on new projects or customers. Stick with people you know and trust.

When Mercury Goes Retrograde – The Good

They say things happen for a reason. Mercury in Retrograde seems to block progress. This means that this is a very good time to review and take stock of where you are. This is relevant in your business and private lives.

This is also a time when you may be able to reconnect with customers and friends you have not seen for a long time.

Make the most of the breathing space that Mercury in retrograde provides. Don’t assume it will be all bad!

mercury goes retrograde in leo

What happens when Mercury goes Retrograde in Leo?

When Mercury goes retrograde in Leo, it will potentially stir up conflict and you may get your romantic wires crossed.

An Ex may crawl out from the stone under which they have been hiding. You could also find yourself quarreling with your current lover.

These next few weeks, a series of squares to Jupiter in Scorpio means that we need to take care that we do not become over-optimistic.

There is a danger that we may become unrealistically over-optimistic. This could lead us to be big on vision but lacking the necessary detail in order to be able to see it through.

This is not a time to take on new projects either personally or in business. You can find out more with a Psychic Reading – get the first three minutes FREE!

Which Signs will be most affected when Mercury goes Retrograde in Leo?

Most challenging for:

Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius – these star signs will find tensions feature highly in their day to day lives.

Most beneficial for:

Aries and Sagittarius – these star signs may find life is more productive when Mercury is retrograde in Leo.

What effects are you expecting, or already experiencing as Mercury goes retrograde over the next few weeks?

This Month Sees a Full Moon in Scorpio

The Full Moon in Scorpio – A Time of Heightened Emotion

This May the Flower Full Moon in Scorpio will be significantly positive for Taureans, Cancerians, Virgos, Scorpios, Capricorns and Pisceans. However, all the other signs will probably find it more challenging.

Full Moons are always times of peak intensity and this month’s union with Scorpio on May 10 will see our feelings become so heightened that everyone will be affected in one way or another as they have the potential to become more critical and tactless. Be aware that sexual relationships often experience difficulty when the Full Moon is in Scorpio.

Since the end of March, energy has been building and the influence of Scorpio will see this accumulation of energy finally released. The result will be deep and profound changes. These changes may take us by surprise at first. The suddenness will be shocking.

Hidden motives will become apparent and secrets will be revealed, but when we really start to think about it we will come to understand that it was meant to be. We will see that the changes are something that are actually a natural development as our lives evolve.

Many close relationships, both personal and business, will come under the spotlight. Loyalty, fidelity and commitments will be questioned. It will be a time for taking stock of what may have been taken for granted and there could be some significant changes.

The Flower Moon is said to be the most sexy and romantic of all the full moons and the combination with the sensual sign of Scorpio has the potential to bring a deluge of drama and intrigue with it. However, a full moon in Scorpio will also provide the opportunity to escape from distractions and try to concentrate on achieving peace and balance.

Beware of extremes of behaviour during this time. There could be a tendency to either overreact or try to bury feelings. Neither is good!

In general, the Scorpio Flower Moon on May 10 2017 is a time for all the signs of the Zodiac to focus on the root causes of issues and decide what to do about them. So what does the Flower Moon have in store for each of the star signs, particularly with regard to romance and relationships?

ARIES

The Flower Moon in Scorpio will make it challenging for Aries. They will feel off balance while they battle with inner struggles. At times it will feel as though there is a minor disaster waiting for them at every turn.

The Full Flower Moon may make Arians feel uncomfortable, but this will only last for a few days, when they will be able to relax more and take time to plan and make decisions.

This is not a full moon that will have much impact on Aries in matters of love and romance. The focus should be on finance and self-development.

TAURUS

Scorpio lies directly opposite Taurus on the Zodiac wheel, which means that those born under the sign of the Bull will be very affected by the Scorpio Flower Moon.

Do not make the mistake of assuming that this can be a bad thing!

Tauruses should use this time to concentrate on resolving problems in their relationships. They could even decide to walk away from relationships or commitments that no longer fulfil them.

The full moon is a perfect time to purge negativity from our lives, including giving up bad habits.

GEMINI

The Scorpio Flower Moon should be a productive time for Gemini. Time should be spent concentrating on finishing projects and using emotions productively, while not pushing themselves too hard – which is a strong personality trait in many Geminis (including this one).

This could wear us out and lead to an increase in negative energy. Something to watch for!

CANCER

Cancer is one of the signs that will find positive benefits from the Scorpio Flower Moon. More creativity will come to the surface, which should not be ignored. Instead those born under the Sign of the Crab should use their creativity to the utmost and set about produce something amazing.

This is also the time to assess close relationships. Cancerians have the potential to grow even closer to those they love or, at the opposite end of the scale, they may find themselves ending associations with those with whom they no longer feel a close connection.

However, while all this is going on Cancerians should be careful of their tendency to cause drama as they could stir up unnecessary conflicts.

LEO

Fiery Leo could find The Flower Moon in Scorpio an intense time. Their frame of mind will determine whether they are drawn into feeling more passionate or loving or whether their more negative traits of revenge and jealousy will win the day.

For Leos who find themselves feeling emotionally sensitive it is a sign that they need to work on their inner strength and settle issues in the home or with members of their family.

VIRGO

The normally emotionally inhibited Virgo will find that the Flower Moon in Scorpio will make it easier for them to express their feelings. Virgos tend to hide their emotions too much and this is a time when they can unburden themselves and get things off their chests.

During this time Virgoans will be more perceptive. They will see through the words that people use and have a greater understanding of what they actually mean.

This is also the ideal time for Virgos to stay busy, stop procrastinating and finish off all the little projects and loose ends they have been putting off. Just do it!

LIBRA

Librans are constantly looking for balance, peace, and harmony and the Scorpio Flower Moon offers the opportunity for them to get their finances in order. Libra is blessed with good intuition but the Flower Moon might cause them to doubt their normally accurate instincts.

During this time other people’s opinions have the potential to make Librans question themselves or feel insecure. These inner negative thoughts need to be blocked out, so that Libra has a clear mind in order to be able to understand many of the seemingly inexplicable and mysterious events, that could be occurring around them.

SCORPIO

While the May Flower Moon is in their sign Scorpio will reap what they sow. So be careful to ensure that the outcomes are positive!

While all the star signs could find this Full Moon intense and challenging, in many different ways, Scorpios will get double the dose and whether the effect is positive or negative, will depend on how they have been in the run up to the Full Moon.

It will go one of two ways and Scorpio will be either rewarded or punished. There’s the potential to make progress with the things about which they are passionate IF they have worked hard at it; or, if they have been uncaring, reckless or lazy then setbacks and delays will be the result.

During this period of intense and extreme emotions Scorpios need to take care not to let the darker side of their personality rule their actions and reactions – or it could come back to bite!

SAGITTARIUS

For Sagittarians, the Flower Moon in Scorpio will be a time of self analysis. Old emotions and deeper motivations and things from the past, that are no longer worthwhile holding on to, can be released.

Providing those born under the sign of The Archer can do this letting go, there will be a huge sense of relief as the weight is lifted from them.

However, there’s a word of caution….during this extremely introspective phase Sagittarius should take care at family gatherings, where there is the potential for family issues and problems to be come to the fore and be exacerbated.

Now is not the time for The Archer to be tactless!

CAPRICORN

Time to get off the fence Capricorn! This is the time to make some choices in several areas of your life in particular.

You can decide to settle outstanding issues with some of those around you or you may simply walk away from a friendship or group.That cause or dream that is on your mind? You could put more energy into it, or let it go.

This is the time to focus on what you would like to achieve in the future, to be sure of getting what you want. The Flower Moon in Scorpio sees a lessening of emotions in Capricorn, giving them the clarity of thinking, which they need to reach for their goals.

AQUARIUS

The Flower Moon in Scorpio can be either very positive for Aquarius or a total let down. It all depends how they approach it. There is definitely attention to be had, but it might not be the kind of attention they want.

Aquarians should choose their projects wisely and be honest about their motives and intentions, before taking them forward.

PISCES

The Scorpio Flower Moon has the potential to be a positive for Pisces. There will be opportunities to finish various projects including study or settle legal matters.

If you are living away from home, this will be a time when you could return home.

You may also find yourself passionately defending your position on matters that mean a lot to you, including your beliefs. However, during this period of heightened emotions, Pisceans need to be fully aware and sympathetic of how other people feel too.

Take care Pisces, that you don’t end up in an argument or a few!

How is the May Flower Moon affecting you? Have there been any sudden surprises or shocks in your relationships?

Astrological Transits of The Planets

What are the transits of the planets and how do they influence our astrological birth chart?

As the planets slowly make their way through the Zodiac, they pass through the different houses of our birth chart and create different aspects with the positions of our natal planets. We call this the “transition” of the planets, which triggers the behavior and events that we can expect to influence our life each day.

The effect of each planet’s transition will depend on its location in relation to the other planets and houses in our natal horoscope. The day to day events and changes in our lives are influenced by the transits of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars. In addition to Earth, these planets are the closest to the Sun, so their progress is relatively quick and their transits are measured in days and weeks. These are referred to as “inner” planets

The “outer” planets, those furthest from the Sun, are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Their transition is slower and they have more influence on the long term effects on our lives, which is measured in years and decades.

The duration of the period in which a planet has an influence also depends on whether the planet in transit is in retrograde motion on the date in which we are interested.

Planets can stay in retrograde motion from between 21 days to five months. Mercury moves fastest and will stay in retrograde for 21 days, while Pluto is the slowest and takes 5 months – the other planets are in between.

The effect of a planet’s transit throughout a natal house will be felt throughout the duration of its stay in that house.

Transits of the Inner Planets

Transits of the Sun

The Sun is the source of all energies and it takes one year to travel through all 12 Houses, spending roughly one month in each. The Sun’s energies stimulate the activities of the house it occupies at any given time and, depending on its aspect to the natal planet, will reinforce or weaken the planetary effects.

When the Sun transits an inner planet, it may trigger a dormant aspect between that inner planet and a slower moving outer planet. If a planet is being transited by another planet at the same time that it is being transited by the Sun, the effect of the transit will be strengthened.

Transits of the Moon

Unlike the Sun, the Moon spends only a very short time in a natal house – approx two and a half days. Because of this, the effects of the Moon happen so rapidly that we will feel them more as sub-conscious urges and impulses to situations, rather than be totally aware of what is happening.

Transits of the Planet Mercury

Mercury spends about a week in each natal house so we will only feel its influence for around 4 weeks during the year. During each of those weeks it will influence our mental outlook, communications and dealings with others and we may feel the urge to travel. When Mercury is in retrograde motion during its transit it may hold us back and there will be delays in the matters over which the planet has influence.

Transits of the Planet Venus

Venus spends about three weeks in each natal house. As the planet of love and enjoyment of material things, the transit of Venus will bring different degrees of enjoyment. The effects of Venus in transit will be felt as subconscious experiences rather than as specific urges to action.

Venus is in retrograde for about one and a half months each year. During that time the planet’s influence will be to slow down or delay matters of the heart.

Transits of the Planet Mars

Mars spends around two months in each natal house. This planet will provide you with the energy needed to assert ourselves in the pursuit of what we want for ourselves. However, the negative influence of Mars in retrograde is that, for three months during the year, we may experience setbacks and delays to our plans and objectives.

Transits of the Slower, Outer Planets

While the faster moving inner planets influence our daily lives, the slower moving outer planets influence us more in the longer term. These effects will felt over years and even decades and need to be considered when we are attempting to interpret what is happening in our daily lives.

Transits of the Planet Jupiter

As Jupiter transits through our natal chart, it will allow us to open up and expand our feelings, triggering new opportunities. Jupiter stays in each house for about a year, during which time it will be retrograde for about four months.

Transits of the Planet Saturn

During the period it transits each house, Saturn brings opportunities to develop more self-discipline and how to face responsibilities in the areas of our lives represented by each house. The transit of Saturn can bring difficulties but these also offer opportunities to become more wise as we get older.

Saturn stays in each house for around two and a half years and will be in retrograde for about four and a half months.

Transits of the Planet Uranus

Uranus in transit brings major changes to our lives. It influences us to give up the rigid behaviours of our past and forces us to rebuild to make us better equipped for living in the now.

Uranus is in each natal house for about seven years and is retrograde for about five months of each year.

Transits of the Planet Neptune

Transiting Neptune brings opportunities for self-discovery and will encourage us to use our creative abilities in the areas affected by the house it occupies. Negatively, it can also lead to confusion as it can adversely affect your ability to discern the difference between reality and illusion in those same areas. This is because Neptune can energise our psychic abilities and if we are unused to these feelings, then we can be unsure of our judgement.

Neptune occupies each house for about five months of each year.

Transits of the Planet Pluto

Pluto in transit will topple the established order in the affairs of the house that it occupies. It will then create the opportunities from which new beginnings can emerge. We will feel that nothing in those areas is the same and that major changes are afoot.

Pluto spends about 20 years in each natal house. It is in retrograde motion for about five months of each year.

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What does it mean in Astrology when we say a Planet is Retrograde?

An explanation of what we mean when we say a Planet is Retrograde.

Have you ever sat in a stationary train at the railway station, which is alongside another train? Then, as you watch the other train, it appears to be moving backwards?

But, to start with, you are unsure if the other train is travelling backwards or if your train is moving forwards?

The same happens with the planets. Although all the planets always move around the Zodiac in the same direction, sometimes it looks like some planets are moving backwards. We call this apparent reverse motion of a planet “retrograde” motion.

Retrograde motion happens in several stages. First of all the retrograde planet will appear to stand still, while the other planets continue to move forward. Next the planet appears to start to travel backward through the starsigns, followed by another period when it appears to stop moving, before it resumes its forward motion.

Retrograde motion occurs with all the planets, except the sun and moon.

The inner planets (Venus, Mercury and Mars) spend less time in retrograde motion than the outer planets (Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto). This is because the orbits of the outer planets around the sun take much longer because they are further away. The time a planet will spend in retrograde varies from about 22 days for nearby Mercury to about 160 days for distant Pluto.

A general misconception is that when a planet is retrograde it always signifies something negative or not pleasant. A retrograde planet will prolong the influence of that planet in the sign and house of a horoscope in which it is located. So if that influence happens to be an unpleasant one, the prolonged negativity will be blamed on the retrograde planet.

On the other hand, we need to remember and take note of the fact that if a retrograde planet is producing a more pleasant effect, that too will be prolonged by the retrograde planet.

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