Chiron

by Alison Price

Chiron

Chiron does not rule any sign.

Where we have wounds (both physical and emotional) are shown by Chiron.

Chiron rules healing and the healing process. It is also about where things scab over but are then picked at again. Chiron governs all weeping wounds. It shows where you can heal others as well.

Chiron is the gift in your chart, but you have to be healed to see it.

Chiron is a teacher and where you can learn. It shows where a teacher will appear when you are ready. It is the symbol of a guru from whom you can learn. Chiron can be your muse.

Chiron shows any weakness, it is where we perceive our own weakness and shortcomings. Chiron depicts your own Achilles’ Heel and where you are weak and can be brought down by your actions or the actions of others.





Chiron in the Signs

Chiron in Aries: You are defensive.

Chiron in Taurus: You can appreciate your inherent gift.

Chiron in Gemini: You benefit from therapy.

Chiron in Cancer: You can heal your relationship with your mother.

Chiron in Leo: You can help your children.

Chiron in Virgo: You can be nervous.

Chiron in Libra: You want to heal your partner.

Chiron in Scorpio: You have deep anxiety.

Chiron in Sagittarius: You will explore your weaknesses.

Chiron in Capricorn: You have a gift of discipline.

Chiron in Aquarius: You can help humanity.

Chiron in Pisces: You can help others.

Chiron Extras

 


 



Pluto

by Alison Price

Pluto

Pluto rules Scorpio .

Pluto is the planet of regeneration, transformation, rejuvenation, and recycling.

Pluto rules power and influence you have over others. It also rules powerful feelings like resentment, revenge, and jealousy.

The states of birth, death, rebirth, re-incarnation and being born again are all governed by Pluto. All buried things, subterranean places, illicit events and hidden things that can be uncovered are under the influence of Pluto.

Scorpio’s ruler has much to say about sex, potency, your sexual practices and the inevitable of life.

Pluto rules taxes, tax returns, assessments, repayments, and audits. Pluto governs debt, karmic debt and anything owed to others.

Getting rid of things, purging, discarding, expelling the unwanted and drains come under Pluto’s sphere of influence.





Pluto in the Signs

Pluto in Aries: You have a powerful physique.

Pluto in Taurus: You can transform your finances.

Pluto in Gemini: You keep secrets.

Pluto in Cancer: You expose ancestral roots.

Pluto in Leo: You penetrate entertainment (reality TV).

Pluto in Virgo: You investigate the health services.

Pluto in Libra: You transform your spouse.

Pluto in Scorpio: You suppress personal debt (ruler).

Pluto in Sagittarius: You travel for sexual experiences.

Pluto in Capricorn: You may bury your ambitions.

Pluto in Aquarius: You bring pressure to human rights.

Pluto in Pisces: You have a powerful faith.


Pluto Extras

Pluto transits the houses.

 




Saturn

by Alison Price

Saturn

Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius .

Saturn has much to say about discipline, control, self-control, suppression, limitation, boundaries, being held in and the building of walls.

On the upside, Saturn rules things you can master, your ambition, worldly achievement and your grasp in life.

Time, timekeeping, hourglasses, being on time, time and motion, watches, and clocks all are under Saturn’s influence.

Capricorn’s ruling planet also has an affinity with older men and your father.

Saturn symbolizes all authority figures, the police, your parents in general, anything respectable, taskmasters, headmasters, and your boss.

It has to do with all traditional things; the tried and tested, systems, methods and predictable things that are same old, same old.

Saturn is often a factor in depression a lack of faith and the feeling of being.





Saturn in the Signs

Saturn in Aries: You have limited energy.

Saturn in Taurus: You control your spending.

Saturn in Gemini: You achieve a variety of honors.

Saturn in Cancer: You are responsible for your family.

Saturn in Leo: You take fun seriously.

Saturn in Virgo: You work hard at your job.

Saturn in Libra: You marry later in life and typically after thirty.

Saturn in Scorpio: You suppress deep passions.

Saturn in Sagittarius: You limit your travels.

Saturn in Capricorn: You master traditions (ruler).

Saturn in Aquarius: You persevere with social reform (classic ruler).

Saturn in Pisces: You respect other’s beliefs.




Jupiter

by Alison Price

Jupiter

Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Pisces

Growth, expansion, inflation and your reach are all governed by Jupiter.

Teaching and knowledge come under Jupiter’s influence.

Your horizons, your vision, and building bridges are Jupiter functions.

The most giant planet rules all long-distance travel which is traditionally further than you can ride on a horse in one day (50km) and travel overseas,

Different cultures, foreigners and anything international is ruled by Jupiter.

Jupiter rules the church, clerics, faith, religion, preaching and how you see God.

All opportunities, openings, benefits, wins, and luck comes under the auspices of Jupiter.

Jupiter rules your philosophies on life.





Jupiter in the Signs

Jupiter in Aries: You seek adventure.

Jupiter in Taurus: You are lucky with money.

Jupiter in Gemini: You make favorable connections.

Jupiter in Cancer: You have a big family.

Jupiter in Leo: You dramatize and exaggerate.

Jupiter in Virgo: You can grow healthy plants

Jupiter in Libra: You expect to find true love.

Jupiter in Scorpio: You gain via inheritance.

Jupiter in Sagittarius: You expand your horizons (ruler).

Jupiter in Capricorn: You explore your career options.

Jupiter in Aquarius: You have faith in the future.

Jupiter in Pisces: Your religion is a sanctuary (classic ruler).

 


More on Jupiter

Coming soon




Mars

by Alison Price

Mars

Mars rules Aries and Scorpio.

Mars is the planet of energy, action, drive, effort, traction, friction and heat. It rules the chase, excitement and adrenalin rushes.

Strategy, courage, the pioneering spirit, conquering and gladiators, in general, are all under the influence of Mars.

Implements, tools and sharp tools like knives, awls, scissors, scalpels, weapons, and bayonets come under Mars. Mars’ rulership of sharp implements also includes sewing and knitting needles.

Mars symbolizes young men. Her Mars placement shows the type of man a woman looks for.

Mars rules the urge to copulate, sex, libido, virility, and testosterone.





Mars in the signs

Mars in Aries: You initiate sex (ruler in sign).

Mars in Taurus: You stand your ground.

Mars in Gemini: You compete in conversations.

Mars in Cancer: You make home improvements.

Mars in Leo: You make an effort to be generous.

Mars in Virgo: You combat germs.

Mars in Libra: You are an ardent lover.

Mars in Scorpio: You are robust (classical ruler in sign).

Mars in Sagittarius: You strive towards new horizons.

Mars in Capricorn: You have the endurance for the long haul.

Mars in Aquarius: You are aroused by inequality.

Mars in Pisces: You are a sensitive lover.

 

 



Neptune

by Alison Price

Neptune

Neptune rules Pisces .

All instances which are false, cloudy, smoky, foggy and wooly are ruled by Neptune.

Pisces’ ruler governs anything that dissolves, dilutes, disperses, escapes, drifts, all solutions and the invisible.

Neptune rules glamour, exotic, mystical, magic, escape artists, crystal balls, smoke, and mirrors.

Neptune is artistic, and it governs all art that you cannot touch like music, singing, mime, dance, theatre, and choreography.

Traditionally Neptune is concerned with alcohol, nicotine, pharmaceuticals, medicine, anesthetics, and all street drugs.

Neptune rules addictions and all addictive behavior.

Neptune rules sleep, dreams, nightmares, sleepwalking and being unconscious.

 





Neptune in the Signs

Neptune in Aries: You evade confrontations.

Neptune in Taurus: You like to blend with the Earth.

Neptune in Gemini: You love to write poetry or lyrics.

Neptune in Cancer: You may lose touch with your family.

Neptune in Leo: The movies entertain you.

Neptune in Virgo: You are spiritually healthy.

Neptune in Libra: You believe in world peace.

Neptune in Scorpio: You can become immersed in occult matters.

Neptune in Sagittarius: You wish to explore the world.

Neptune in Capricorn: You dilute traditional methods.

Neptune in Aquarius: You dream with original images.

Neptune in Pisces: You are very artistic (ruler in sign).

 




Eris

by Alison Price

Eris

The female warrior.

The meaning of Eris as a planet in astrology is covered lightly here for information only.

Eris was discovered in 2005. Eris does not rule any sign.

Eris has principles of:

Xena, the female warrior.

Eris was the sister of Mars.

Will compete if you are worth the effort.

Eris shows where you will pull for the team.

 




Pluto Transits Through the Houses

by Alison Price

Pluto Transits Through the Houses – for Forecasting Astrologers

Introduction

In this post I’m going to share with you, key energy shifts that you can anticipate when Pluto transits the houses of your chart.

When your start with transits you typically begin from the outer planets inwards towards the Sun.

The first planet that you will study will be Pluto.

Pluto takes a long time to pass through each sign.

It can take years to transit the houses of your chart.

Pluto’s Time in Each Sign

Taking into account that Pluto will retrograde over signs boundaries I am only looking at the first time Pluto enters a new sign in all cases.

This will give an average time for the planet to be in each sign, although yes, it will retrograde at the beginning of the ingress and go back to the previous sign for a while and at the end of a sign it will move into the new signa finally to retrograde back for a while into the old sign.

But all things being equal, that is why I’m taking the first ingress of Pluto into each sign that has occurred relatively recently.



Pluto Through the Signs

Pluto was in Leo from 1939 to 1956 when it first entered Virgo. Pluto took 17 years to cover 30 degrees.

Pluto was in Virgo from 1956 to 1971 when it entered Libra. Pluto was 15 years in Virgo.

Pluto was in Libra from 1971 to 1983 when it entered Scorpio. Pluto was 14 years in Libra.

Pluto was in Scorpio from 1983 to 1995 when it entered Sagittarius. Pluto was 12 years in Scorpio.

Pluto was in Sagittarius from 1995 to 2008 when it went into Capricorn. Pluto was 13 years in Sagittarius.

Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and will remain there until 2023 when it will go into Aquarius. Pluto will be 15 years in Capricorn.

Perihelion and Aphelion of Pluto

Perihelion is the closest a planet gets to the Sun and for Pluto, perihelion was actually within Neptune’s orbit on September 5th, 1989 at 13 degrees Scorpio.

Pluto’s aphelion when it is the farthest away from the Sun, the last time was over one hundred years ago in 1867 in Taurus.

Pluto was in Taurus from 1852 to 1882 which means that Pluto spent 30 years in Taurus.

Kepler’s Second Law

Kepler’s 2nd law of planetary motion states that, “Planets sweep out equal areas in equal time.”

This means that when a planet is closer to the Sun, at perihelion, it moves faster, as Pluto did through Scorpio. W

hen a planet is further from the Sun, at aphelion, it moves slower as Pluto did when it transited Taurus.

Pluto transited Scorpio in a brief twelve years but took thirty years to transit Taurus.

Having said all that let’s have a look at some key phrases that you can anticipate when Pluto transits the houses of your natal chart.

 

To find which house Pluto is transiting for you, find 25 degrees of Capricorn and decide which house that is for you. It will be different for everyone.

For myself Pluto is transiting my sixth house at the moment (January 2021).

Initial House Ingress

The most important part of transiting Pluto, or any planet for that matter, is the time it first enters a new house.

That event will bring a period of usually one whole year when the changes relating to the new house are the most felt by the person whose chart it is.

By the time Pluto has been in a house for five to ten yeasr you do get used to the energy.

When in a particular house, if Pluto then conjoins a planet in your house it will it trigger more responses in you.

And when transiting Pluto makes general aspects to the planets in your chart, but that is the topic for another time.

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Ok, so we have covered some potential shifts of energy that you may experience as Pluto transits the different houses of your chart.

Find the date when Pluto will change houses for you and jot that special date down in your calendar and worksheet.




Asteroids

by Alison Price

Asteroids

The asteroids orbit the Sun, and they are solar system bodies. They are smaller than the planets, and their paths lie mainly between Mars and Jupiter.

They are found in what is called “The Asteroid belt” which is a space between the personal planets (Sun to Mars) and the social planets (Jupiter and Saturn).

Bode’s Law states that there will be a planet found in the space between Mars and Jupiter.

The earlier astronomers looked for it, and that is how Ceres the biggest and was the first asteroid to be discovered.

The Big Four Asteroids

The four largest asteroids are Ceres, Juno, Vesta, and Pallas Athene.

The big four asteroids were discovered first because they are so large, and they could be seen with the early telescopes. These are the main asteroids.

In 2006 Ceres, was reclassified as a dwarf planet (just like Pluto) due to its mass.

This special status conferred onto Ceres has brought Ceres into many astrologer’s mainstream practices, and you will often see it in printed charts.

 





The Asteroid Belt

The central asteroid belt lies between Mars and Jupiter and contains millions of varying sized objects some as large as the planet Pluto and some the size of a potato.

There are three areas where asteroids are found.

The main belt is where most of the astrology asteroids lie, and the Greeks and the Trojans which are groups that lie equally before and after on Jupiter’s orbit path at a sextile.

Asteroids and the Feminine

All the asteroids are named after Goddesses. They are mostly female.

Female goddess asteroids balance out the male-dominated planets such as Sun, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron in a chart.

Female Family

The four main asteroids are all named after the females in a family.

In the myth of Jupiter, we see the asteroid names. Ceres was Jupiter’s mother, and Vesta was his sister, Juno was Jupiter’s wife, and Pallas Athene was his daughter.

Asteroid Names

There are hundreds of asteroids, and many of them have names which can be used in chart interpretation.

You may discover that there is an asteroid with your name and if so, it may have a special meaning for you in your chart.

The name an asteroid has reflects its meaning.

Many asteroids were named after Greek and Roman myths, and the asteroid with the same name has the meaning of the myth.

Orbits

Generally, the asteroids take around four to five years to orbit the Sun.

Their paths lie between Mars, which has a two-year orbit, and Jupiter, with its twelve-year orbit, although some asteroid orbits are longer.

Note Chiron is not an asteroid.





The Big Four Asteroids

Ceres

Ceres was the first asteroid to be discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi on January 1, 1801, in Palermo, Sicily.

Ceres Keywords:

  • Mother and Earth mother.
  • All aspects of physical nurturing, food, cooking, nutrition and eating disorders.
  • The parent/child relationship, parental kidnapping and custody battles.
  • Food production in general.
  • The nurturing principle and where and how you feel nurtured.
  • Love and comfort.
  • Infertility and barrenness.
  • Fear of abundance.
  • Cereals and the harvest.

Body Parts

Uterus and upper intestine.


Pallas Athene

Discovered in 1802.

Pallas Athene Keywords:

  • The father/daughter relationship and your relationship with your father.
  • Mental nurturing.
  • Your ability to weave, see patterns and link ideas.
  • Your survival instinct.
  • The arts.
  • Creative intelligence. Intelligence, cerebral.
  • Creative intuition and defense.

Body Parts

The kidneys and the immune system.


Juno

Juno is the third asteroid and was discovered in 1804.

Juno Keywords:

  • Wife, marriage, commitment, and your soul mate.
  • Diplomacy
  • Love
  • Beauty, fashion and flowers.
  • Relationship renewal and committed partnerships.
  • Betrayal, denial, and inequality.
  • Wife issues and powerlessness.

Body Parts

Female genitals.


Vesta

Vesta was the fourth asteroid discovered in 1807. Vesta is the second largest asteroid after Ceres.

Vesta Keywords:

  • Sister, virgin, goddess, chastity, pure, and perfect.
  • Keeper of the hearth. Sorority.
  • Locks and keys.
  • Investments and insurance.
  • Self-renewal.
  • Dedication, devotion, and self-sacrifice.
  • Promiscuity, segregation, apartheid, and denial.
  • Fear of intimacy.

Body Parts

The hymen.


Asteroid Extras

The Astrologer Asteroids – asteroids that relate to astrologers in general (Guest post).

 




Venus

by Alison Price

Venus

Venus rules two signs, Taurus and Libra.

Venus Keywords

Love The planet Venus rules romance, courtship, engagements, betrothals, dowries. love, marriage, weddings and wedding anniversaries.

Partner Your spouse, husband and wife. Common law wife. Committed partnerships and significant others.

Women It is the woman in a man’s chart. Women in general and women’s things. Cosmetics, clothes, and perfumes. Attractiveness and femininity. Venus also rules women in general, female products, adornment, jewelry, beauty, style, taste, and fashion.

Money Venus rules money, cash, credit you can raise. Your assets and what you own,

Art, collections and stuff Your collections, treasures and that in which you invest. Art you can touch – sculpture, pottery, painting and mosaic are all under Venus’ influence.

Fertility It has much to say about fertility, estrogen and all that which is fruitful and sweet.

Flowers Venus rules all five petal flowers and fragrance.

Venus in the Signs

 


Venus Extras

Venus oriental

Venus Book Review

The 2012 transit of Venus


Other Planets

The Sun

The Moon

Mercury

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

Pluto


 

Mercury

by Alison Price

Mercury

Rules Gemini and Virgo.

Mercury Keywords

Thinking: Thinking, talking, what you think and talk about are Mercury activities.

Information gathering: Also all forms of reading, writing, typing, handwriting, speech, your communication style, language, messages, penmanship, listening, calligraphy, codes and cyphers.

Mental arithmetic: Mercury rules arithmetic and numbers.

Commerce: Mercury rules all commerce, merchants, traders, deals,

Handiwork: Dexterity, handicrafts and handiwork.

School: Your early learning processes, intelligence and how you digest information is shown by the Mercury placement in your chart.


Mercury in the Signs

 


Mercury in the Houses

 


Mercury Retrograde

The Mercury retrograde cycle

Job seeking tips when Mercury is retrograde

 


Mercury Extras

Is your creative writing time a write-off? (Mercury in the chart)

Learning without tears – Book review (Mercury)

Fish Can’t Climb Trees – Book review (Mercury)


 

The Moon

by Alison Price

The Moon

Rules Cancer. Is in detriment in Capricorn, exalted in Taurus and falls in Scorpio.

Moon Keywords

Women: The Moon is the feminine principle in a chart.

Emotions: The Moon rules emotions, feelings, nuances, tears and things that well up.

Mother: It indicates your mother, mother figures, how you experience your mother and family ties.

Care: The Moon shows how you take care and what you care about. Food preparation and all cooking activities or storing food, eating and drinking beverages are influenced by the Moon in a chart.

Reactions: Anything that comes in phases such as reactions, responses, where we are reactive,

Habits: Instinctive behavior and habits are under the auspices of the Moon.

Nurture: The nurturing activities of breastfeeding, milk, all milk products and nutrition is under the Moon.


The Moon in the Signs

Moon in Aries

Moon in Taurus

Moon in Gemini

Mood in Cancer

Moon in Leo

Moon in Virgo

Moon in Libra

Moon in Scorpio

Moon in Sagittarius

Moon in Capricorn

Moon in Aquarius

Moon in Pisces


Moon in the Houses

Moon in the First House


Moon Extras

New Moon

New Moon wishing

New Moon and the Part of Fortune

The Moon, Your Mother and Food

Progressed Moon and Transiting Saturn

 

The Sun

by Alison Price

The Sun

The Sun rules Leo, is exalted in Aries, in detriment in Aquarius and fall in Libra.

Sun Keywords

Identity: The Sun rules the self, your identity and you as an individual,

Vitality: Your vitality, your life force, and your independence.

Father: It shows your father and who he is in your life, father figures and

Heroes: The hero’s quest.

Men: The Sun speaks of all men and maleness, the ego and your male role models. This planet indicates the man in a woman’s chart.

Self-expression: The Sun shows how you want to be seen, your drive, self-expression, heart and where you are proactive.

Sun in the Signs

Sun in Leo

Sun in the Houses

Sun in the twelfth house

Sun Aspects

Sun square Jupiter


Sun Extras

When you know your Sun sign is not enough.

How to interpret a retrograde Sun

 


 

Uranus

by Alison Price

Uranus’ Discovery

Discovered on 13th March 1781  by William Herschel a German-born British astronomer. Note from his diary, “Between 10 and 11 in the evening.”

 


Uranus’ Discovery Chart: Uranus’ Position and Aspects

  • UR 24GE27
  • UR-90-SU
  • UR-72-ME
  • UR-180-MA
  • UR-180-SA
  • UR contra-parallel MA

Its orbit around the Sun is 84 years. The axis tilted 98 degrees to the plane of t
he ecliptic. Uranus has a r
ing system.

Uranus is the “God of the Sky.” Uranus was the father of Cronus (Saturn) and the grandfather of Zeus (Jupiter).

Uranus’ Keywords

New Age: Astrology, astrology students, astrology practitioners, astrology groups, and awakening.

Broken: Breaks, breakdowns, breakups, breakouts, and breakthroughs.

Original: Genius, original thoughts, lateral thinking, and concepts.

Oddness: Quirky, unusual, unique and the unexpected.

Hooligan: Rebels, riots, mobs, revolution, resistance, and agitation.

Trends: Fashion, fads, and freaks.

Electricity: Waves, sine waves, radio waves and microwaves

In the body (Body Parts): Circulation, the ankles, and brain synapses.


Uranus in the Signs

Uranus in Taurus

The Moon, Your Mother and Food

by Alison Price

The Moon is an indicator of how you experienced your mother and food

How your mother shaped your eating habits is indicated by your Moon sign. Obviously, the full lunar complex needs analysis but try this as a first pass through the chart.

Instinctively we reach for the comfort food which is associated with early habits and patterning that our nurturing taught us.

If you trawl back through your memory banks to when you were a child sitting at the kitchen table maybe you can still hear these comments ringing in your ears.


Moon Signs

The Moon in Aries mother says, “Eat it while it’s hot” as she places a sizzling plate in front of you.

The Moon in Taurus mother says, “Don’t gulp your meal. Take your time and taste the food.”

The Moon in Gemini mother, drumming her fingers says, “Hurry up and finish your dinner I want the table for our jigsaw puzzle.”

The Moon in Cancer mother as she pats your hand says, “I prepared your favourite recipe, so when you eat it, it will make me feel good.”

The Moon in Leo mother dramatically says, “I have created yet another culinary masterpiece in my kitchen. I have put my heart into the preparation of your meal. I hope you appreciate it. Eat up.”

The Moon in Virgo mother, checking a packet’s food values label says, “Everything in this meal is healthy food so clean your plate.”

The Moon in Libra mother sitting opposite you says, “I’ll make a deal with you, If you eat your veggies we can have cake.”

The Moon in Scorpio mother whilst watching you closely says, “Don’t waste food, people in the world are dying of starvation, eat up.”

The Moon in Sagittarius mother says, “I’m trying a new-fangled recipe, what do you think? Oh, please have some more, I made plenty, in fact, there is enough so I can take what’s left to the big hall meeting later tonight.”

The Moon in Capricorn mother says, “I’m tired of cooking you the same old meals every day, but tradition is tradition, so eat what I say. I am your mother (and therefore the food authority).”

The Moon in Aquarius mother standing at the door says, “I have to dash out to my book club but you can find something to eat, can’t you? There is cold pizza in the fridge.”

The Moon in Pisces mother softly says, “I have had to sacrifice to provide this meal. If you don’t eat it I will be upset” and “But, I fed you only yesterday!”

 

 


New Moon Wishing

by Alison Price

New Moon Wishing

New Moon Wishing is a ritual you can practice every month that brings the meaning of each New Moon alive for you and relates it to your life.

The next New Moon will be at a particular degree in a sign and will be in one of the twelve houses of your chart.

By making wishes at the New Moon that correlate closely to your chart you can tap into the energy of the cosmos in a specific way.


The Cycle of New Moons

There is a New Moon about every twenty-nine days and that typically makes one New Moon each Month.

Two New Moons in a Month

But, each year there may be a month with two New Moons.

For example, in August 2019 there will be two New Moons. The first New Moon is on the first of August and the second New Moon is on the thirtieth of August.

Two New Moons in a Sign

Now and then there may be a zodiac sign with two New Moons.

For example, in June 2020 there will be a New Moon at 0°21′ Cancer and then the next New Moon is at 28° 27′ Cancer in the following month of July.

In this case there are two new Moons in one sign that of Cancer the Crab.

Check in the list below and see where the next New Moon will be in the zodiac. Then find the natal house in your chart where the position of the next New Moon will occur.

Each month the New Moon will likely move to the next house of your chart but it does depend on your chart’s houses. If you have an intercepted sign it could skip one house altogether. If you have wide houses there could be two New Moon in the same house for two months in a row.

Solar Eclipses

New Moons that are also solar eclipses can be more energizing for that month’s wishing.


The New Moons of 2018

    • January 17th at 27° Capricorn
    • February 15th at 27° Aquarius – partial solar eclipse
    • March 17th at 27° Pisces
    • April 16th at 26° Aries
    • May 15th at 25° Taurus
    • June 13th at 23° Gemini
    • July 13th at 21° Cancer – partial solar eclipse
    • August 11th at 19° Leo – partial solar eclipse
    • September 9th at 17° Virgo
    • October 9th at 16° Libra
    • November 7th at 15° Scorpio
  • December 7th at 15° Sagittarius

Your Natal Houses

Find the house in which the next New Moon will occur.

Make three to five wishes in line with the meaning of you New Moon house. Write them on a nice piece of paper and have these wishes ready and prepared before the New Moon.

Suggested New Moon Wishes

Here are some suggested wishes for a New Moon in your natal chart houses. You can add more wishes and modify the ones you like.

Let your inspiration guide you.

New Moon in your first house

    • I wish I was…
    • I wish my self-confidence was…
  • I wish I was more authentic in…

New Moon in your second house

    • I wish my income was…
    • I wish the value I place on people and things was…
  • I wish my self-esteem was…

New Moon in your third house

    • I wish to take a short course in…
    • I wish that I will spend more time in my local area so I can…
  • I wish that my commute was…

New Moon in your fourth house

    • I wish that my family was happy, healthy and…
    • I wish for a nice home that is…
  • I wish to thank my ancestors and parents for…

New Moon in your fifth house

    • I wish for children who are happy, healthy and…
    • I wish I took my creativity more seriously so I can…
  • I wish I could enjoy my leisure time and spend it doing…

New Moon in your sixth house

    • I wish to have simple daily rituals that…
    • I wish for robust health, a strong physique and the strength to…
  • I wish I had a job that…

New Moon in your seventh house

    • I wish to have a life-partner who will…
    • I wish for a business partner who has the skills of…
  • I wish that I treated other people…

New Moon in your eighth house

    • I wish to have financial support available for…
    • I wish that people will take my side regarding…
  • I wish that my intimate life was…

New Moon in your ninth house

    • I wish to read and know more about…
    • I wish I could go on a journey so I can…
  • I wish that I could advertise and promote my…

New Moon in your tenth house

    • I wish my career would…
    • I wish that what I am known for in the public domain is…
  • I wish I was accomplished and recognized for…

New Moon in your eleventh house

    • I wish my friends were…
    • I wish I could support the group of…
  • I wish my social circle was…

New Moon in your twelfth house

    • I wish to withdraw from life for a while and…
    • I wish I could look after and curate…
  • I wish to confine myself for a time so I can…

At The New Moon

At the moment of the New Moon place a candle in your window and say your wishes out loud.

Then place the paper with your wishes on it on the windowsill underneath or next to the candle.

If possible let the candle burn a while or even overnight.

Journal

In your astrology journal note the date and the degree of the New Moon and make any notes later in that cycle if there was anything to mention. Say how and when your wishes came true.

Annual Forecasting

New Moon Wishing and the positions of each New Moon can (and should) be a part of your annual astrology predictions and year-end astrology review.

You can get all the forecast information together for yourself towards the end of each year in November or December so you are all ready for the New Year.

When you get a next year’s calendar, diary or journal that is the time to add the astrological information which really interests you.

Professional astrologers typically have whole years of forecasting material ahead so they are fully prepared.

I usually have all major transits and therefore New Moons listed for up to five years ahead. This practice is more about that I write horoscopes so far in advance for publications who need to be months and even years ahead.

You can do one month at a time to start with and perhaps one day you too will look further ahead.


Uranus in Taurus

by Alison Price

Uranus in Taurus

Learn about the impact of the upcoming sign change for Uranus as he enters Taurus for the first time in eighty-four years.

See how this planetary shift will affect you and each sign of the zodiac.

Alison presenting a talk on Uranus in Taurus in Vancouver.

More about Uranus, more about Taurus.






Uranus in Taurus Keywords

  • Awareness of your carbon footprint
  • Astrologers will be paid at worth
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Online banking
  • Money pools
  • Economic revolution
  • Interest rates change
  • Energy for all
  • Internet reach
  • Upheaval in food markets
  • New and Improved farming practices
  • Land ownership crisis
  • Community gardens

Ascendant Signs and Uranus in Taurus

Aries Ascendant – Second House

PositivesUnexpected income, improved self-esteem, and unique values.

Challenges: Financial upheavals and changes in your values.

Taurus Ascendant – First House

PositiveChange in your physical body, awareness of self and unique dress sense

Challenges: Breakdown in your physical body, awareness of shortcomings and your circulation weakens.

Gemini Ascendant – Twelfth House

Positive: Sudden private awareness, breakthroughs in spiritual practices and meditation.

Challenges: you may be unexpectedly hospitalized.

Cancer Eleventh House

Positive: Astrology groups, new social circle, and unusual friends.

Challenges: Break up with friends and agitate the group.

Leo Tenth House

Positive: Sudden fame, new career – goals, unexpected promotion and you become known for astrology.

Challenges: Noterioty and authority issues.

Virgo Ninth House

Positive: Fresh roads, publishing astrology work and discovers philosophy or religion.

Challenges: Suddenly dropping education and yoru unexpectedly leave your religion.

Libra Eighth House

Positive: Genius with other people’s money, breaks debt habits, unusual support from others and your intimate life changes.

Challenges: May become promiscuous and change in your karma.

Scorpio Seventh House

Positive: Original partnerships, relationships suddenly appear and astrology business partner.

Challenges: Disrupts marriage and a breakdown of relationships.

Sagittarius Sixth House

Positive: Works as an astrologer, daily rituals encompass astrology, you have genius ideas at work and original pets.

Challenges: Crazy work schedule, weak and swollen ankles and unusual pets.

Capricorn Fifth House

Positive: Unexpected romance, love life improves, leisure time is random and you find that astrology is fun.

Challenges: Changes in love life, children suddenly appear the possibility of pregnancy.

Aquarius Fourth House

Positive: There are sudden moves of home, new family members, you discover your roots and the foundations of your life experiences upheavals

Challenges: New family members, electrical problems at home and your parents may divorce.

Pisces Third House

Positive: Takes an astrology class, sudden appreciation of the neighborhood, siblings get weird, unusual commute and the trend is to “local is better”

Challenges: Car breaks down, car accidents, bus rerouted and siblings break off relations.


In Summary

Positive: Change is relentless, we grow through adversity, keep yourself relevant and know that technology is here to stay

Challenges: Resistance is futile and you will be assimilated.


 

Understanding Scorpio

by Alison Price

Understanding Scorpio

If you are born between October 21st and November 22nd you are known as a Scorpio.

What this really means is that the Sun was in the tropical zodiac sign of Scorpio when you were born.

The symbol is a scorpion which is a small arachnid which can hide in plain sight and often has a deadly sting.

Characteristics

Scorpios really want to get the bottom of things. They will keep probing until they get the truth. You may find it hard to keep your secrets from a Scorpio.

They are passionate and this brings in the part where they really are considered the sexiest sign because of their passions. So if a Scorpio is interested in you they will want to plunder the depths of intimacy and explore your deep motivations.

Scorpios will support you in secret and will champion you from the wings. They will provide their votes for people and causes they believe in.

Scorpio’s Affinities

The Scorpio ruling planet is Pluto the lord of the underworld.

The Scorpio colour is cyan from the sign placement in the colour wheel and maroon or dried blood red from its connection with Pluto

Scorpio is associated with two body systems:

  • The reproductive system
  • The eliminatory system

The reproductive systems in both sexes are under the rulership of Scorpio. This includes the eggs, ovaries, womb and vagina in women and the sperm, penis and testicles in men.

The eliminatory systems which encompass the bowel, bladder and sweat glands. Scorpio also rules the vomiting reflex to purge unwanted things from the body.

Sign Compatability

Scorpios are most compatible with Taurus the sign that is opposite as Taurus possess what they lack. In a love relationship this is appealing.

They can be lifelong friends with Cancer and Pisces the other water signs and other Scorpios.

Scorpios will compete with Leo and Aquarius but at the same time can build good things when they join with them.

Scorpios are not so comfortable with the signs Aries, Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius.


 

 

 

 

Your Saturn Returns

by Alison Price

Your Saturn Returns

The Saturn Return is becoming one of the most talked about astrological events in people’s lives.

It is the third most popular astrological topic for the general public after, “What is your sign?” and  “Did you survive Mercury retrograde?”

Everone receives a Saturn return or two or three during their lives. If you are over thirty you have already experienced one and have more to come.

When to Expect Your Saturn Returns

First Saturn return – Age 29/30

Second Saturn return – Age 58/59

Third Saturn return Age 87/88


Saturn and the Ages

Saturn is a broad timekeeper and marks the passage of life.

Before your first Saturn return you are in the first age. the second age occurs after your first Saturn return.

The third age begins after your second Saturn return and the fourth age starts after your third Saturn return.

The First Age

The first age is from birth to your first Saturn return at age 30. This period of life takes you from child to adult to responsible person. In these years you learn to do as you are told up to a point. Those in authority like teachers, parents the government and older people will dictate how you should behave.

In these years you learn to do as you are told up to a point. Those in authority like teachers, your parents, the government and older people will dictate how you should behave.

Maturity. You get in your lane and you know your place. Your duty is to your parents. You learn the rules. You are looked after by others but you struggle to be autonomous. You get honours for yourself.

Keyword – Crisp.

The Second Age

The second age covers the years of life from 30-60 this stage of your life are the mature years when you are responsible for other kids and holding down a job or taking a mortgage. You may do traditional things and do what is expected by your betters and elders.

You may do traditional things and do what is expected by your betters and elders.

Now you consolidate your worldly achievements whatever they are. You have a duty to your spouse, kids and your boss to reproduce and play by the rules. You look after others. You are honour bound.

Keyword – Solid.

The Third Age

The third age starts at age sixty and lasts for thirty years until the age of ninety. In this age you get more time for yourself and the responsibilities of earlier years often fall away.

You have mastery. Your duty is to yourself. You have some personal achievements. You can rewrite the rules you live by. You look after yourself. You are honoured as you choose to do things for others.

Keyword – Capable.

The Fourth Age

The fourth age begins very late in life at age ninety. This is the final Saturn return the fourth one. 

Not everyone will make it this far but more do every year. Now you will spend each day carefully living your life as if it were your last day on Earth. Time is precious.

You have limitations. You ignore the rules. You have a duty to a higher order. You are looked after (physically and spiritually). You become honoured for time and longevity.

Keyword – Tired.


Each Saturn return will be fully explored in future posts. I look forward to sharing my insights with your so you can navigate these special times in your life. Please bear with me.

Alison


 

Mutual Reception

by Alison Price watch her YouTube Channel

Mutual Reception

Two planets may be in mutual reception when each planet is in the other planet’s sign.

 

Example: The Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Leo are in mutual reception because the Sun rules the sign of Leo and the Moon rules the sign of Cancer.

Technically planets in mutual reception need a Ptolemaic aspect joining them to be considered in mutual reception, but this strict rule can we waived now and then I believe.

A planet in its own sign cannot be in mutual reception with another planet.





Mutual reception by sign

When mutual reception by sign occurs, and each planet is in the other planet’s sign, it’s like the two planets have entered the party but it is crowded.

Only at the “aspect” have they found each other in the melee.

Then when it’s a Ptolemaic aspect they fall in love in the Moonlight.

Sigh…


Relationships Bonds

When two planets are in mutual reception it creates a bond between them that cannot immediately be seen as with an aspect.

Mutual reception is like a back-channel of energy that flows but you can only see it when you take a closer look.

Like when someone is chatting behind your back to another person and they have an allegiance to them and you don’t realise they are related, like cousins, and that is the connection.

Mutual Reception Pairs

Aries

  • Sun in Aries and Mars in Leo
  • Moon in Aries and Mars in Cancer
  • Mercury in Aries and Mars in Gemini
  • Venus in Aries and Mars in Taurus
  • Jupiter in Aries and Mars in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Aries and Mars in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Aries and Mars in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Aries and Mars in Pisces
  • Pluto in Aries and Mars in Scorpio

Taurus

  • Moon in Taurus and Venus in Cancer
  • Mercury in Taurus and Venus in Gemini
  • Mars in Taurus and Venus in Aries
  • Jupiter in Taurus and Venus in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Taurus and Venus in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Taurus and Venus in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Taurus and Venus in Pisces
  • Pluto in Taurus and Venus in Scorpio

Gemini

  • Sun in Gemini and Mercury in leo
  • Moon in Gemini and Mercury in Cancer
  • Venus in Gemini and Mercury in Taurus
  • Mars in Gemini and Mercury in Aries
  • Jupiter in Gemini and Mercury in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Gemini and mercury in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Gemini and Mercury in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Gemini and Mercury in Pisces
  • Pluto in Gemini and Mercury in Scorpio

Cancer

  • The Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Leo
  • Mercury in Cancer and the Moon in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Cancer and the Moon in Taurus or Libra
  • Mars in Cancer and the Moon in Aries or Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Cancer and the Moon in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Cancer and the Moon in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Cancer and the Moon in Pisces

Leo

  • The Moon in Leo and the Sun in Cancer
  • Mercury in Leo and the Sun in Virgo
  • Venus in Leo and the Sun in Libra
  • Mars in Leo and the Sun in Aries or Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Leo and the Sun in Sagittarius
  • Saturn in Leo and the Sun in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Leo and the Sun in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Leo and the Sun in Pisces
  • Pluto in Leo and the Sun in Scorpio

Virgo

  • The Sun in Virgo and Mercury in Leo
  • The Moon in Virgo and Mercury in Cancer
  • Venus in Virgo and Mercury in Libra
  • Mars in Virgo and Mercury in Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Virgo and Mercury in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Virgo and Mercury in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Virgo and mercury in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Virgo and Mercury in Pisces
  • Pluto in Virgo and Mercury in Scorpio

Libra

  • The Sun in Libra and Venus in Leo
  • The Moon in Libra and Venus in Cancer
  • Mercury in Libra and Venus in Virgo
  • Mars in Libra and Venus in Taurus or Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Libra and Venus in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Libra and Venus in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Libra and Venus in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Libra and Venus in Pisces
  • Pluto in Libra and Venus in Scorpio

Scorpio

  • The Sun in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Leo
  • The Moon in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Cancer
  • Mercury in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Taurus or Libra
  • Jupiter in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Sagittarius and Pisces
  • Saturn in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Pisces

Sagittarius

  • The Sun in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo
  • The Moon in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Cancer
  • Mercury in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Taurus or Libra
  • Mars in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Aries or Scorpio
  • Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Pisces
  • Pluto in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Scorpio

Capricorn

  • the Sun in Capricorn and Saturn in Leo
  • the Moon in Capricorn and Saturn in Cancer
  • Mercury in Capricorn and Saturn in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Capricorn and Saturn in Taurus or Libra
  • Mars in Capricorn and Saturn in Aries or Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Capricorn and Saturn in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Uranus in Capricorn and Saturn in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Capricorn and Saturn in Pisces
  • Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio

Aquarius

  • The Sun in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Leo
  • The Moon in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Cancer
  • Mercury in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Taurus or Libra
  • Mars in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Aries or Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Capricorn
  • Neptune in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Pisces
  • Pluto in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Scorpio

Pisces

  • The Sun in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Leo
  • The Moon in Pisces and jupiter or Neptune in Cancer
  • Mercury in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Gemini or Virgo
  • Mars in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Aries or Scorpio
  • Saturn in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Aquarius
  • Pluto in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Scorpio

And that’s the lot. It is quite a comprehensive list and one chart may or may not have any mutual receptions.

You may decide to only use the traditional planets from the Sun to Saturn and this would be the case for creating a dispositor tree.

⭐️

Alison





31 Days to a Better Chart Reading

by Alison Price

Astrology Made Simple

I happy to say my latest eBook 31 Days to a Better Chart Reading is available now through Amazon and can be read on your Kindle, iPad or iPhone and of course your computer.

This is a guide for anyone who wants to read a chart and needs to get going fast.

Each day you can learn a new feature about chart reading and get better quickly.

Stop fiddling about on inconsequential details and get to the meat as soon as possible.


Mars in Gemini – The Juggler

by Alison Price

Mars

The red planet is known for its energy, effort being expended and activity.

This is the planet that gets you off the couch as something inspires you take action. It is all about overcoming inertia and any sluggish behaviour that may have been plaguing you recently.

Martial energy will push forward through the meaning of the sign and there is always a shift in momentum when Mars changes sign.





Gemini the Twins

Gemini is the sign for multi-tasking and Mars in Mercury’s active sign helps you keep all the balls you are juggling in the air. The more balls you have the higher you have to throw them. Yeah…

You may not get much finalized at this time but there will be lots of activity and brainstorming.

Get you thinking cap on and forge ahead, carving out your ideas for world domination.

We want to see you win.

Mars in Gemini

Gemini is not the easiest placement for Mars. It can work for you and it depends on what you are trying to do.

Mars is all about activity and having the energy to expend. The knack is to make an effort where it matters.

It is best to work with the cosmic energy and not against it.

What will you juggle this time?




Start Here

by Alison Price

Here are the basics of astrology and what you need to know to read a horoscope or birth chart.

There are four building blocks to chart reading:

Signs

Planets

Houses

Aspects

 

And on top of that you need to know about chart division and chart points.





Master the Basics

If you are learning astrology you will do yourself a favour if you can grasp these basics. Then when you do read more intermediate or advanced astrology it will make more sense.

As a kid when you learned how to read it was one step at a time. First the alphabet J-a-c-k, then words Jack, and then sentences “See Jack.”

Astrology interpretation is much like learning to read.

Series

This series of posts will give you all the basic keywords and facts you need to understand the nature of astrology.

Yes, of course there is more but these are the “See Jack , see Jack run” basic components so you can begin.

More to follow.


Basic Chart Interpretations

This series looks at what to do to get a chart that you can work with in the first place.

Step 1 – Printing the chart

Step 2 – Highlighting the physical chart

Step 3 – Margin notes

Step 4 – the Interpretation notes




Astrology Basics – The Planets

by Alison Price

Planets Overview

There are many planets used in astrology. Each astrologer may choose to use all or only some of the planets in their work.

The Seven Visible Planets

The seven visible planets are those that can be seen with a naked eye.

They are the Sun, The Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. They are known as the traditional or Hellenistic planets.

The Outer Planets

The three outer planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. They are the modern planets.

 





The Meaning of the Planets

The Sun

The Sun is your identity, your heart and your character. It shows where you are honest and true to yourself. It is where you can shine in life. It represents your father.

More on the Sun.

The Moon

The Moon shows your feelings, reactions, gut instincts and your behavior. It rules food, how you care and who you nurture. It represents your mother, mother figures and caregivers.

More on the Moon.

Mercury

Mercury shows your thinking, talking and communication style. It has to do with all buying and selling. It represents your schoolteacher and neighborhood people.

More on Mercury.

Venus

Venus shows beauty, art, style, love and money. It has to do with your values and what you invest in both things like jewelry and people. It represents young women and sisters.

More on Venus.

Mars

Mars is about sex, energy, drive, challenges and where you compete in life. It shows when you will get off the couch and do something. It represents young men and brothers.

More on Mars.

Jupiter

Jupiter is about growth, expansion, reaching and even overdoing things. It shows your vision and potential. It represents uncles, teachers and preachers.

More on Jupiter.

Saturn

Saturn is the planet of achievement, honors, control, limitations and fears. It represents your father, older men and authority figures.

More on Saturn.

Uranus

Uranus is the planet for the future it rules trends, technology, computers and the space age. It represents adolescents, immigrants, those on the fringes of society and rebels.

More on Uranus.

Neptune

Neptune is the planet of illusion, intuition, mysticism, art, magic and the unknown. It represents the psychic, the invisible, the underdog and the homeless.

More on Neptune.

Pluto

Pluto is the planet of power, influence and sex. It represents people who have power over you through your use of their resources or those whom you have the drop on. It represents the loan shark, surgeon, psychiatrist, undertaker, criminal and therapist.

More on Pluto.

Chiron

Chiron is the planet of wounds and healing. It suggests where you are weak and wanting. It represents people who help you like nurses, teachers, gurus and charity workers.

More on Chiron.

Eris

Eris is the planet of the female warrior. It represents the fight instinct in women. It suggests those who will fight for you simply because they are on your team, group or crew. It represents sisters-in-arms.

More on Eris.

Astrology Basics for Beginner’s

This is part of the special Starzology Astrology Basics series for you all. Many of you ask where to start and here are the planet’s meanings.

You can check out the rest of the series:

 





Job Seeking Tips when Mercury is Retrograde

by Alison Price

You may have heard something about Mercury retrograde and wondered what it is and what is does, and what to do and what not to do, or you may have even thought, “So what?”

If you are interested in finding a job or growing your career, see what to do when Mercury is retrograde, so you can make the most of every moment.

Watch this video for more information.

 





Planetary Energy

To make the best use of planetary energy it is all about going with the flow and that means taking the meaning of the planet and noticing if it is holding up a “stop” or “go” sign.

One example of planetary energy that you can see is the Moon and the tides.

The Moon pulls the waters of the Earth and creates two high tides and two low tides each day. As each day moves on the times for the tides constantly changes. But every day there will be two incoming tides and two outgoing tides.

It is at the incoming tide that you can yell “Surf’s up!” and trot down to the beach to practice your surfing. Well if you live on the coast and have a surf culture perhaps like in Hawaii, but you get the picture.

You can only surf when the tide is coming in. There is no point in paddling out to hope to surf in if the tide is going out. Right?

About Mercury

Each year Mercury will be retrograde three times at around four-month intervals and for about three weeks each time. Each year the dates are different.

You can find the exact dates when Mercury will be retrograde for the next few years below. You can mark these dates in your calendar now and lock out this special time.

About Retrogrades

Apparent retrograde is the optical illusion of something going backward and in this case, it is the planet, Mercury.

Imagine you are on a train and moving along at a fair pace then suddenly you come upon another train on the next track. The other train is going slower than you are so your train overtakes it but the other train seems to be going backward.

Both trains are driving forward but one seems to be going in reverse. That is the illusion of retrogradation.

That a planet is retrograde can be interpreted as a time to change the pace and adjust your approach to things.

When a planet is not retrograde it is direct.


Mercury’s Retrograde Periods for 2021

  • January 30th to February 21st from 26°27′ Aquarius to 11°01′ Aquarius..
  • May 29th to June 22nd from 24°41′ Gemini to 16°09′ Gemini.
  • September 27th to October 18th from 25°28′ Libra to 10°09′ Libra.

Mercury Rules

Every planet rules different things in life.

Mercury rules communication, writing, signing, meetings, learning, schools, trading, auctions, merchants, agents and middlemen.

In everyday life, this means all your shopping, buying and selling, texts, phone calls, emails and general chatting, as well as gossip, comes under Mercury’s influence.

In the workplace, Mercury covers resumes, recruiters, interviews (by phone and in person).

It also is concerned with paperwork and anything you sign, like a job offer.

Timing is Everything

There is a sequence in each retrograde cycle.

It starts when Mercury is direct, then comes a shadow period of about ten days before the actual retrograde starts, the retrograde period itself, another shadow time of about a week and a half after Mercury has been retrograde, and then Mercury is no longer retrograde and is back to normal.

Phew.


Before Mercury goes retrograde (and is direct) do the following:

  • Write your resume crafted for each specific job
  • Compose targeted cover letters
  • Apply for jobs via email and snail mail
  • Call companies on the phone
  • Reach out to your contact list and tell them you are looking for work
  • Take the initiative to let your family, friends, and others know you are searching for a new job
  • Start a short course on something you need in your job to build your marketable skills
  • Join professional societies and attend Meetups in your field
  • Create and develop your LinkedIn profile
  • Accept initial interviews
  • Sign job offers

All of the above should be done when Mercury is not retrograde and preferably not in its shadow period.


When Mercury is retrograde do the following:

  • Revise your resume
  • Refresh any cover letters
  • Get your filing up to date of jobs for which you have already applied
  • Write a list of companies and people with whom to follow up and contact them again
  • Research current thinking in your industry
  • Set up alerts for leads
  • Schedule second interviews (phone and in person)
  • Review job offers
  • Prepare your paperwork for jobs you plan to apply for after Mercury is retrograde as you wait for it to go direct

During Mercury retrograde periods you can follow up and work on things that you have already done when Mercury was direct.

Don’t start new things when Mercury is retrograde because if you do they will most likely be reversed when Mercury goes direct.

Sometimes you have no choice because a job advert or interview comes up when Mercury is retrograde and you need a job so you have to go. In these instances be aware that the terms will change.

As Mercury goes direct after the retrograde period, and if you did apply for a job or had an interview during the retrograde time, you can expect to return again and again for further interviews, or the job itself is shelved, or the job is morphed into something else altogether.


Don’t start new things when Mercury is retrograde, because if you do, they will most likely be reversed when Mercury goes direct.


Recruiters

Companies usually act in good faith when they place an advert for an opening in their business, but the effect of Mercury retrograde changes the terms or the agreement and thus they may no longer need the person that they were originally looking for when Mercury was retrograde.

This cuts both ways for people looking for work and recruiters.

Companies and career consultants are better off only placing vacancy adverts when Mercury is direct and communications are clear.

If a recruiter seeks a candidate during the retrograde period they will have to spend three times as long emailing back and forth and interviewing people that cancel and can’t make it for whatever reason.

All of this time-consuming effort is due to the Mercury retrograde effect which impacts communications, trade, and agency.

Mercury retrograde




 

Fish Can’t Climb Trees – Book Review

Book review by Alison Price

Fish Can’t Climb Trees by Helyn Connerr

The title Fish Can’t Climb Trees may seem a strange one but it references Einstein’s quote:

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

And on from this that each person can be a genius but they need to be measured differently to each other. That one method of scoring intelligence does not fit all.

Helyn Connerr has written a book about how we actually process information as adults based on astrology.

She references ancient archetypes and builds her case on solid foundations. There are detailed explanations of the twelve possible learning methods as shown by each birth chart Mercury placement.

Connerr writes in an easy to read style with clear and articulate explanations for each sign. She makes memorable symbols for the Mercury signs like Procon for Mercury in Libra that references the Libran need to see both the pros and cons or both sides of any situation.

Say you and your friend both have your Sun in Aries, but if you have Mercury in Taurus you will learn and process information differently than your buddy who has their Mercury in Pisces.

There are chapters on learning style groupings, similarities and differences and polarity, relating and uptake of information. An astrologer will connect this to the astrological elements, qualities and polarities.

This book can be read by non-astrologers but for astrologers is it a wonderful resource on how each Mercury placement actually processes information. These insights can be used if you are a practicing astrologer right now in your daily readings.

My biggest take away from Fish Can’t Climb Trees is that as a teacher I naturally present my classes through my individual Mercury Model and I can see the strength and weaknesses in myself which can be improved to reach through to my own students who have different Mercury signs themselves.

Through the nature of your natal Mercury and it’s sign your speaking, learning, thinking and genius can be shown.

I’ve read a few astrology books in my time and I have to say that Fish Can’t Climb Trees by Helyn Connerr is exceptional on several counts. She has many original thoughts, insights and comments on astrology. She suggests practical methods of dealing with each Mercury sign. She has written a book which is well crafted with a woven message of intellectual diversity that should be embraced and not shunned.

If you are an astrology student, teacher, speaker or lecturer you need to read Fish can’t Climb Trees.

I enjoyed this book immensely.


About the Author

Helyn ConnConnerr_Helynerr, MSc. is creator of personal development workshop the Mercury Model, which is a culmination of her personal interests including her long term study of astrology with its mythic themes and archetypal patterns. The Model assesses individual’s natural cognitive style, and has been successfully adapted into a professional development version too. Author of Learning Without Tears (2008), she has also featured in a wide range of journals and publications, including The Guardian. Helyn currently works as a teacher, trainer, coach and consultant while running her Cumbria-based UK business Astro Innovation.