Mars Enters Aries – Positive Action!

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Mars has entered its own sign of Aries to join Jupiter, creating an irresistible energy for taking positive action in our lives and making new beginnings.

If you are a typical Aries type, or born with the Sun, or Moon, or Ascendent, or more luminaries in that sign, then the time for doing is now.

But whatever the quality of your birthchart, the universe is saying it’s time to stop thinking about it and putting it into action, pressing the start button on all those plans you’ve had on the back burner for two years, or more.

Particularly around May 29 2022, when Mars and Jupiter are conjunct in Aries, the expansive energy will be at its optimum, giving you the opportunity to forge ahead with new projects. It’s time to finally go for it, to do that final preflight check and be braver, knowing that in general terms the universe will back you.


Copyright Francis 2022

Jupiter Aries Ingress – An Important New Beginning

Jupiter takes nearly 12 years to move around the zodiac and 12 is a significant number.

Its Aries ingress on May 11 2022 marks an important new beginning for travel, enterprise, philosophy and religion, just as the Sun’s entry into Aries each year marks a new beginning.

For Aries dominant individuals, a new phase of opportunity is upon you. Look to expand your interests, over the next year, bearing in mind that Jupiter will retrograde back into Pisces for a time later in the summer.

For people in general, we need to start looking more at ourselves, ways to improve who we are, how we appear and what we do.

For the world in general, this marks a phase for more opportunity, for greater leadership which is both benevolent and broadminded, whilst taking care of the sovereignty of nations.

For Great Britain, the ingress chart above indicates that the nation itself has now the opportunity to improve itself from the bottom up, and there will be practical openings to do this beginning quite soon.


Copyright Francis 2022

Some Thoughts on Tarot Aces as the Four Cardinal Points of the Zodiac

For me the aces in tarot represent the four cardinal points of the zodiac.

The Ace of Wands is the first point of Aries, the Vernal Equinox around March 20, when the sun strides across the equator into Aries’ cardinal fire and martian power. This is the most important beginning of all, a primal energy, a spiritual energy, a thrusting energy, a positive energy. The sun is exalted in Aries, which is ruled by Mars.

The Ace of Cups represents the northerly solstice around June 21, when the sun reaches its most northern point at the tropic of Cancer and begins to turn south. This is primal care and protection, to hold what you have and to nurture with all your heart. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer which is ruled by the Moon.

The Ace of Swords is the autumnal equinox around September 22, when the sun moves south across the equator into Libra‘s cardinal air and venusian relativity. This is primal rationality, consideration, judgment, an important new thought or idea, or subject of study. Little wonder that the school/university year begins around this time. And Saturn is exalted in Libra which is ruled by Venus.

The Ace of Coins is the southern solstice around December 21, when the sun reaches its most southern point at the tropic of Capricorn and begins to turn north once again. This is primal materiality, a coalescence of all that is practical, manifesting substance, reality. Mars is exalted in Capricorn which is ruled by Saturn.


Copyright Francis 2022

March 20 Vernal Equinox @ 3:33:33 PM GMT – Plus Tarot Insight of Spring Quarter

An interesting time.

I was more than a little surprised at the time of the Vernal Equinox this year, the First Point of Aries, or the first moment of spring: 3:33:33 PM GMT (set for London).

Even on the 24 hour clock it is 15:33:33, the 1 and the 5 adding up to 6 which is two threes. The ‘coincidences’ in the numbers of late have been off the scale – but what does it all mean? I keep seeing 11:11 all the time too.

The chart is also interesting. The MC is exactly conjunct the North Node in Taurus, hinting that the aspirations of the United Kingdom, at least, are heading in ‘right’ karmic direction. The Spring Quarter will see Britain (and hopefully its ‘government’) looking to be more practicable, out in the garden, securing financial down to earth issues as best it can. It is where our focus should be.

The Sun is cusping the eight house, therefore putting emphasis on shared securities and inheritances. Karmically, we should be getting back some of the stuff we are owed, but we also need to read the finer detail.

The ruler of the chart, Mercury, is conjunct Jupiter in the seventh house of diplomacy and enemies. This actually bodes well for the next three months in regard to diplomatic negotiations, and treaties, with a fair chance of success.

A Virgo ascendant means that health and work will be strongly featured. The sixth house of the nations health and work is a little problematic. In this house there is a Venus Mars conjunction which is square Uranus in the ninth house. There will be shocks in regard to health information, some sudden changes too, perhaps, although Saturn’s presence here in its own sign may help to bring some stability and realism as well.

And finally, a void of course Moon indicates there will be delays, perhaps some quite frustrating ones. This Moon inconjunct the Sun means the ‘government’ may still not be wholly transparent about certain financial issues (pensions, investments etc) to begin with in this period, whilst the people (Moon) will want to have clarity of information sooner than it is forthcoming. (void of course Moon in second house on cusp of third house).

I believe this 7 Day Week spread largely backs up the above astrology.

8 of Cups overall, in Sun position: Second decanate of Pisces ruled by the Moon; an overall sense of emotional achievement, having got through this.

10 of Coins in Moon position: Third decanate of Virgo ruled by Venus; the people will feel a sense of relief that something has been completed, or taken down – a gathering, in preparation for something new.

Strength card in the Mars position: A time when positive action will reap many benefits in a short space of time, but beware of some of the consequences.

Two of Swords in Mercury position: Dilemmas in media, in short distance travel too (transport, buses, the tube etc), but which narrative do you believe? Dilemmas in health and work related issues too. Use discernment.

The Fool in the Jupiter position: Longer distance travel issues should become a lot easier, with many areas open for discussion. A blank piece of paper. A good time to look around for that higher education course too, or seek fundamental spirituality, or philsosophy.

Five of Cups in Venus position: The second decanate of Scorpio ruled by Jupiter; changes in emotional relationships will be discomforting temporarily, but probably needed.

Eight of Wands in Saturn position: The second decanate of Sagittarius ruled by Mars; by the end of the quarter around June, there will be a sense of achievement, having got somewhere, and having done it through our own volition.


Copyright Francis 2022

Astrology of Today – Sunday, February 6, 2022 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aries to 5:52 PM, when the Moon moves into Taurus. A void Moon occurs from 12:20 PM to 5:52 PM today. The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase. The New Moon occurred on the 1st in the sign of Aquarius. Retrogrades: No major retrogrades. Mercury is…

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Astrology of Today – Saturday, February 5, 2022 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aries. There is no void Moon today. The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase. The New Moon occurred on the 1st in the sign of Aquarius. 36 more words

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Astrology of Today – Friday, February 4, 2022 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Pisces until 9:56 AM, after which the Moon is in Aries. A void Moon occurs from 4:40 AM to 9:56 AM today. 43 more words

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Astrology of Today – Monday, January 10, 2022 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aries to 9:46 AM, after which the Moon is in Taurus. A void Moon period occurs from 2:22 AM to 9:46 AM today. The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase. The First Quarter Moon occurs today at 1:11 PM. Retrogrades: Venus Rx and Uranus Rx. Venus…

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Astrology of Today – Sunday, January 9, 2022 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aries. There is no void Moon period today. The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 1:11 PM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase. 34 more words

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Jupiter into Pisces: Welcome Home – And Get Ready!

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Recently, on December 29 2021, Jupiter finally entered Pisces, its own sign. Jupiter is not exactly badly placed in Aquarius, but perhaps can be a little too ‘holier than thou’ at times. I think there’s been a bit too much of that in 2021. In Pisces, the natural generosity of Jove exudes compassion and largesse.

So what does the ‘giant planet’s’ entry into the Fishes mean for us all? Well for Pisceans especially, it may finally feel like coming home, to a place where you can relax and breathe. Psychologically, we should all begin to feel a little happier; things should start to fall into place a little easier – and this may also be true for the world until May 11, when rapid Jupiter enters Aries until the end of October, auguring in a completely new phase for us all.

Make the Most of it

Therefore it is important, I think, to make the most of the period from January to early May. The world will finally feel a little easier to live in. There might even be a resurgence in the practise of traditional religions, especially Christianity, a feeling that we need to dig deeper to get the best and most meaningful sense of what it means to be alive. It will be a good time for introspection, to meditate, to start that yoga class too.

It won’t be until late October that retrograde Jupiter moves back into Pisces, but only for a couple of months. So any work and healing in regard to your subconscious mind, or deep seated psychological problems, should really be completed by early May. Make the most of it, before Jupiter’s entry into Aries truly restarts the world.

Copyright Francis 2022

Astrology of Today – Tuesday, November 16, 2021 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aries until 9:17 PM, after which the Moon is in Taurus. A void Moon period occurs from 10:50 AM to 9:17 PM today. The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase. The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 11th, and the Full Moon will happen on the…

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