I have been doing these transit reports for a couple of years now. My aim with these is to give a forecast of the general astrological weather and to help my readers navigate times in which world events may impact their personal lives. I also try to address the higher, metaphysical side of what is […]Transits – January 12 to February 10, 2021: In With the New — The Stars Within Their Courses
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Libra all day. There is no void Moon today. The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase until 4:37 AM, after which the Moon is in its Last Quarter phase. The Last Quarter Moon occurs today at 4:37 AM. Retrogrades: Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx. Ingresses: Mars enters…Astrology of Today – Wednesday, January 6, 2021 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Virgo. A void Moon period begins at 4:33 PM today, and runs until tomorrow at 12:41 AM. The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase. The Full Moon in Cancer occurred on December 29th, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on January 6th. Retrogrades: Current retrogrades:…Astrology of Today – Monday, January 4, 2021 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Cancer all day. There is no void Moon today. The Moon is waning and in its Full phase. The Full Moon in Cancer occurred yesterday. Retrogrades: Mars is not retrograde but is in its post-retrograde shadow until January 2, 2021. Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx. **Times are Eastern Standard Time…Astrology of Today – Wednesday, December 30, 2020 — Astrology Cafe
After four and a half years of bitter debate and seemingly endless negotiation, the United Kingdom finally — effectively — leaves the European Union on January 1 2021, quitting both the single market and customs union.
This chart set for midnight on New Year’s Day, the moment the country leaves, to my mind encapsulates the situation and the choices for this newly independent, offshore island.
What stands out is the close opposition between a Leo Moon and the Jupiter Saturn conjunction in Aquarius along the 5th/11th house axis. This is part of a near T square involving Mars but especially Uranus in Taurus in the 8th house.
The Moon is also the ruler of the MC, another indicator of government and the country’s aims. There is a great amount of tension and pent up energy and dynamism here, which could potentially be explosive politically and economically.
Nevertheless, here too is the opportunity for a new beginning; the people will wish for more self determination as a response to the restrictions of 2020, and the prospect of a fresh approach in regard to our ideals and running our political and financial institutions — ourselves and the way we use money.
New Parties — Politics Transformed?
The country as a whole will begin to feel more confident, speculative and patriotic but in surprising ways.
New, or transformed political parties are likely to emerge and perhaps make an immediate impact, such will be the appetite of the people for a fresh, egalitarian and more local approach to politics. Following 2020, I think the people will trust central government less and will want to run their own affairs more closely.
The journey is clearly not going to be easy, however. With Uranus in Taurus, financial affairs are generally chaotic all over the world. In the 8th house of this chart, the UK’s ability to control the situation and steer a steady course is limited, bringing shocks and surprises through unravelling events the country inherits from other areas out of its control.
Read All The Small Print
Venus, the ruler of the chart, is in Sagittarius in the third house separating from a tricky aspect to dissolute Neptune in the sixth. So whilst there is a clear need for freedom of approach in general terms, there will also be much deception and false hope, which should advise the government and the people to read all the small print of any new deals and alliances.
The trade deal announced with the EU on Christmas Eve, which is due to be debated in Parliament, needs to be examined closely. Other trade deals are likely to be more straightforward and will represent great opportunities for building the foundations of a brighter future, as seen symbolised by the Great Conjunction in Aquarius in the 5th house.
Steady As She Goes
The Sun and Mercury in Capricorn in the fourth house may help to ground the country’s approach with some realism, especially as Mercury is applying to a positive aspect to Neptune, hopefully indicating that the government will have enough wits about it to read the situation more clearly, be forewarned.
However, with Pluto’s continued presence in Capricorn, the overall political situation remains distorted and dangerous, threatening the fabric and foundation of the country and the world.
I think January 1 2021 represents the ‘good ship’ Britannia’s new voyage into uncharted waters. Steady as she goes might be the apt advise to the captain. It will be a bit of a rocky journey, though not without opportunity; we are already seeing this in the number of trade deals in the offing. The future certainly favours the brave, but do we have the right people at the helm?
Copyright Francis 2020
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Taurus until 6:32 PM, after which the Moon is in Gemini. A void Moon occurs from 6:31 AM to 6:32 PM today. The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase. We’re between the First Quarter Moon that occurred on the 21st and the Full Moon that will…Astrology of Today – Saturday, December 26, 2020 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Taurus all day. There is no void Moon today. The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase until 10:02 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Gibbous phase. We’re between the First Quarter Moon that occurred on the 21st and the Full Moon that will…Astrology of Today – Friday, December 25, 2020 — Astrology Cafe
The Dutch painter, who had previously relocated to Arles in the south of France, was struggling with deep depression. He had been finding it difficult to make an impact as an artist.
Nineteen months later, Van Gogh would take his own life. He had only been able to sell one painting; posthumously he was to become one of the most famous and loved artists ever.
Copyright Francis 2020
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aries. A void Moon occurs today from 5:50 PM forward (until tomorrow at 5:55 AM). The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase. We’re between the First Quarter Moon that occurred on the 21st and the Full Moon that will happen on December 29th. Retrogrades: Mars is […]Astrology of Today – Wednesday, December 23, 2020 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aries. There is no void Moon today. The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase. The First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday and the Full Moon will occur on December 29th. Retrogrades: Mars is not retrograde but is in its post-retrograde shadow until January 2, 2021. Current retrogrades: […]Astrology of Today – Tuesday, December 22, 2020 — Astrology Cafe
Image courtesy of Vancouver’s Winter Solstice Lantern Festival 2020 Marsilio Ficino wrote in a letter to Rinaldo Orsini: “… I recalled what the ancient sages say, not without very good reason, in their fables about Saturn and Jupiter, Mars and Venus; they say that Mars is bound by Venus, and Saturn by Jupiter. Thus simply […]Yuletide 2020 — The Classical Astrologer