This chart, set for the exact time of the Northern Solstice in London and entry into the first point of Cancer, is indicative of sudden change, particularly financial, economic and political.
The Taurus MC or midheaven is conjunct the Moon’s North Node and Uranus: aspirations are going to be jolted and our security affected, not only in Great Britain but worldwide. So keep your eyes on the stock markets, currencies and banking sectors, they are all liable to remain unstable. This will likely involve a forced change in philosophy and long distance travel plans, making us dig deeper for resources over the summer period.
Venus is also conjunct the so called Demon Star, Algol. in the 9th house, warning us not to be over indulgent, particularly in anything physical or practical, lest something comes back to bite us. Caution when it comes to financial considerations and travel are always a good idea.
On a more positive note, the Moon conjoining Jupiter in Aries in the 8th house, brings hope of a softer, more beneficial landing financially, implying the world we inherit soon is going to have certain advantages for humanity.
For Great Britain, this chart has Virgo rising, with the chart ruler Mercury being well placed in its own sign of Gemini in the 10th house. Matters regarding health, work and communication will continue to be prominent, with possible resolutions happening, as Mercury is well aspected to Jupiter and the Moon, as well as being quite close to the fixed star Aldebaran, hinting that we might well see more than one individual or group becoming more outspoken about certain situations.
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.
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Taurus. A void Moon period begins today at 11:47 PM (and continues until tomorrow at 5:26 AM). The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 8:49 AM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase. 25 more words
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Taurus. 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, and the First Quarter Moon will happen tomorrow. 28 more words
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…
The New Moon in Aquarius has occurred, conjunct Saturn in its own sign, challenged by Uranus in Taurus.
Aquarius is the sign of hopes, dreams and wishes… and friends! It is also about freedom and humanity.
Now I do not subscribe to Uranus being the ruler of Aquarius, not even the co-ruler as some do. It is ‘positive’ Saturn who rules the Waterbearer, he is the planner, the one who looks ahead for the benefit of all, just as the Sun makes more serious strides northward from the Winter Solstice. Aquarius is not a rebel but a conservative at heart.
Saturn close to the New Moon encourages us to look to the traditional, the fundamental, as well as establishing something new. And with the Moon’s north node now in Taurus for 18 months, we should seek to establish something valuable and meaningful.
Uranus also in Taurus square to the the New Moon and Saturn warns us of upheavels, sudden and unnessary. Beware of negative financial changes, look for those which are of real benefit to us, otherwise our long term security will be compromised.
But we can hope, dream and wish for a better future right now, where we are free, although that freedom behoves us to take the best from the past and project it forward into a brighter future.
Today, January 19 2022, the Moon’s nodes change signs.
What are the Moon’s nodes? Well, in fact they are two opposing points, intersections of the apparent path of the Sun and that of the Moon. These points move slowly backwards through the signs of the zodiac and take around 18.6 months to go through a thirty degree sign.
What do the Moon’s nodes mean? Well, you could look at it as a meeting of yin and yang, the masculine and feminine energies. But in traditional astrology, the Moon’s nodes have ancient dragon associations, and are termed Caput Draconis in latin, which means ‘Dragon’s Head’ and Cauda Draconis, ‘Dragon’s Tail’.
Enter the Dragon
The north node was seen as benefic, largely good and often associated with Venus and Jupiter, the benefic planets; and the Dragon’s Tail, the south node was seen as malefic, or evil, and associated with Mars and Saturn.
In more modern psychological astrology, however, such a clear dichotomy has been sanitised somewhat. These days, the south node is said to show where we have come from, our past, what we must leave behind, and the north node points to where we are going, or should be doing.
So let’s look at this. Over the past 18 months or so, the south node has been in Sagittarius and the north node in Gemini. Both of these signs are associated with travel (Sag long distance, Gemini everyday travel), communication, getting about, as well as our minds and mental interests.
Leaving the Past
The south node in Sagittarius shows that in the past, collectively, we have been used to travelling and thinking quite freely, widely. It’s something that comes to us quite easily. Both of these abilities have been severely curtailed for nearly two years now by travel restrictions and the constant fear in the headlines.
The north node in Gemini has forced us to think more locally, to use things which are near at hand, about our neighbourhood, our community, our siblings, our family too. We have reined in our expectations and have found some comfort there, perhaps rather surprisingly.
Do it Yourself
So, with the nodes changing to Taurus and Scorpio today, what should we expect? The south node moving into Scorpio suggests that previously we have gained security through others who have invested for us, perhaps leaving us in the dark in regard to the details. This can be dangerous, naturally, for how do we know these ‘others’ have our best interests at heart? We may have trusted too much, accepted the secrecy surrounding certain people, institutions and situations. We need to move away from allowing others to take responsibility for our lives.
This is where the north node in Taurus comes in. We need to take responsibility for ourselves, assess our own values, look after our own money, property and security and put them on firm, manageable foundations. Over the next 18 months we must therefore emerge as more practical and responsible individuals who can build better lives for ourselves, regardless of what the outside world might expect of us. With determination, we can do it.
Revolutionary Uranus turns direct today, January 18 2022, at eleven degrees of the Bull.
Let me make myself clear, I am not one of those astrologers who believes this planet rules Aquarius. For me, the so-called outer planets are not higher vibrations of Mercury, Venus and Mars. If anything, they are inferior and demonic, whose influences are to be deflected and resisted, not utilised as virtual weapons against the masses.
Ever since Uranus’ ‘discovery’ in 1781, it has been associated with sudden change and revolution, and has somehow become linked strongly with Aquarius. This cannot be accurate, for Aquarius’ traditional and only ruler, Saturn, is clearly the exact opposite of Uranus! Are astrologers actually saying that all Aquarians changed personalities, became revolutionaries from 1781 onwards?
That said, what can we make of Uranus going direct today, the planet which can turns things upside down, in the sign of values, money, possessions and security? Well, if, as many suspect, lots of changes have been happening in the background in regard to banking, money and world economies, we should begin to see some ‘roll out’ of these in the next few days and weeks.
Any such changes aren’t liable to look too beneficial initially, and many may be downright shocking. For example, are we about to see some kind of long expected stock market ‘reset’? However, I also suspect that certain other changes have been resisted and good changes can and will occur, symbolised by Saturn’s square to Uranus from his true domicile in the Waterbearer. There has been a kind of war of attrition going on for some time, the participants of this said conflict we can only guess at.
Either way, we are in a period of great change. Tomorrow, January 19, the Moon’s nodes change signs, heralding a major shift in our focus, in the way we live. But more of that tomorrow.