Uranus turns direct in Taurus. Hold on to your values

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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.


Copyright Francis 2022

Astrology of Today – Wednesday, January 12, 2022 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Taurus until 10:07 PM, after which the Moon is in Gemini. A void Moon period occurs today from 2:38 PM to 10:07 PM. 42 more words

Astrology of Today – Wednesday, January 12, 2022 — Astrology Cafe

Astrology of Today – Tuesday, January 11, 2022 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Taurus. There is no void Moon period today. The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase. The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 9th. 39 more words

Astrology of Today – Tuesday, January 11, 2022 — Astrology Cafe

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…

Astrology of Today – Monday, January 10, 2022 — Astrology Cafe

Tarot Reading for Week Beginning 21.11.21: An Important Week?

We could see the overt return of an important individual upon the world stage. Either way, something of major significance will occur this week to do with security, authority and stability, hopefully in a positive sense.

However, in the background major changes will occur, some of them quite drastic I think, although how much of this reaches the news is anyone’s guess. We may see, or suspect, the fall of some important companies or institutions.

The 5 of Coins I relate to the second decanate of Taurus ruled by Mercury. Much of the change will involve money, finance and the world economies. There may be bitter arguments and repercussions surrounding money and security, but it ought to be only temporary.

Copyright Francis 2021

Astrology of Today – Thursday, November 18, 2021 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Taurus. There is no void Moon period today. The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase. The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 11th, and the Full Moon will occur early tomorrow. Retrogrades: Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Chiron Rx. **Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). Daily…

Astrology of Today – Thursday, November 18, 2021 — Astrology Cafe

Beware of Those Demons and Delusions! Partial Lunar Eclipse November 19 2021

The full Moon, in fact a partial lunar eclipse in Taurus on November 19 2021, is closely conjunct the fixed star Algol, which probably has the worst press of any luminary.

After all, Algol in Arabic literally means the Ghoul, so what else should we expect? There have been many studies done about events and individuals with planets aspecting this malevolent star, which has associations with drugs, including alcohol (which almost sounds like the star, right?), delusion, violence and general extremes: Algol is the head of the Gorgon Medusa who was killed by Perseus in ancient Greek mythology.

So let’s be clear, this full Moon is likely to be pretty intense, more intense than usual. The Sun and Moon are squared by Jupiter in Aquarius in the third house, the ruler of this chart set for London, creating a tense T-square in fixed signs. Jupiter’s expansive nature is only likely to exacerbate the sense of darkness and drama. There is likely to be a coming to a head of an existing problematic political, financial and economic situation in the world as well as the UK. Jupiter is in the third house of communication, so we ought to hear about it, hopefully.

This is underlined by Mars, also in its own sign of Scorpio opposing Uranus in Taurus in the sixth house of health and work. I am thinking of the NHS and national issues involving health, work and money. However, Venus in Capricorn in the second house makes beneficient angles to Mars and and Uranus, highlighting an opportunity to offload some of this tension in new practical ways and directions.

What does a three card tarot spread suggest? Card 1 is the present situation, Card 2 the background or hidden story, Card 3 is the possible outcome.

I think we really are at a point of culmination here, but it may feel a bit like the dark night of the soul. Nevertheless, the Hermit is holding his light to show the way, it is essential that we look and discern what is going on. Knowing the truth can be a lonely place in a world of deception.

Behind the scenes a new situation is rapidly developing which we are still scarcely aware of. This is a spiritual battle, an undeclared war.

The outcome could be quite drastic around this time, or shortly afterwards. The Tower card in TDM is called the House of God; remember that any changes, however drastic are needed, even though it might be quite disruptive for a while. An old house has to be taken down before we can rebuild.

This card is number 16 of the Major Arcana, which adds up to 7, a number of progress, conjecture, change and strategy. God is working his purpose out, as the saying goes.

Copyright Francis 2021

Astrology of Today – Wednesday, November 17, 2021 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Taurus. There is no void Moon period 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 19th. Retrogrades: Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Chiron Rx. **Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).…

Astrology of Today – Wednesday, November 17, 2021 — Astrology Cafe

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…

Astrology of Today – Tuesday, November 16, 2021 — Astrology Cafe

Astrology & Health: Taurus – Astrology Musings

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It is of course far too simplistic to assert that we are all typical of our sun signs. Logic implies that we are all rather complex, with our own particular strengths and weaknesses.

However, an individual birth chart analysis, where many other factors as assessed, can help to give a clearer picture of what we are made of, astrologically — and even throw light upon which health issues may affect us through our lives.

Nevertheless, the sun’s position by sign will always be a key factor and general indicator of our health.

Strong Supporting Role

Taurus lies in second place in the zodiac, the fixed earth sign and traditionally rules the neck, throat and thyroid gland. It’s sometimes easy to forget that the neck bears the weight of the head, yet correlates with the essential Taurus function of being supportive, dependable, even stubborn.

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Strongly Taurean individuals are said to be prone to problems in the neck region. Taurus is ruled by Venus and this sign often produces excellent singers — which inevitably leads to problems with the throat, too.

Gardening for Peace

Taurus also rules the thyroid gland, which if low functioning through a lack of the thyroid hormone, can lead to slowness, weight gain, tiredness and depression. Sometimes there is too much hormone produced, which leads to hyperactivity. A healthy thyroid gland is clearly very important for our general well being.

Because Taurus is fixed earth, he or she likes security, stability and peaceful surroundings. Perhaps for this reason, Taurus loves gardens and gardening, generally a very calming pursuit which can work wonders for maintaining mental health.

Astrology is also about polarities, meaning the opposite sign can produce a reflex action in terms of health. The opposite sign to Taurus is Scorpio, which rules the genital and lower bowel region, which are also said to be potentially vulnerable areas for they typical Taurus native.

It is interesting to note that at the same time a male reaches puberty, his voice also becomes that of a man — Taurus/Scorpio polarity.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Moon, Astrology And The Politics Of Capricorn

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Over the course of the next day the Moon in Virgo will trine — that’s a 120 degree aspect considered positive in astrology — three planets moving retrograde in Capricorn: Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn.

In astrology Capricorn is perhaps the political sign par excellence. The fact that three heavyweights are occupying the cardinal earth sign for most of this year, along with disruptive Uranus in financial Taurus, bears testimony to the political, economic and cultural maelstrom which we are witnessing.

Earth Signs and Structure

Capricorn, and earth signs in general, are about structure. Uranus moving through Taurus is forcing us think of money and security in different ways. Delving and transformative Pluto in Capricorn is digging deep into the political quagmire and pulling up a whole host of frightening truths we scarcely knew existed.

Restrictive Saturn has returned to its own sign until the end of the year, trying to hold on, sometimes desperately, to the status quo. Soon the greater malefic (so-called) will team up with Jupiter and both will shuffle through the threshold –into Aquarius, but that’s another story.

Jupiter in Capricorn is in the sign of its detriment, it doesn’t sit well. How can his need to expand be easily accommodated into the sign of restrictions? Nevertheless his generally benevolent presence there does mean that there are signs of hope and support, to maintain some kind of structural coherence.

Some Better News?

So over the next day, the Moon will contact these inhabitants of Capricorn from Virgo, hinting to me that we may see some slightly more beneficial news, even though all three planets are retrograde. This ‘better’ news, whilst being political and economic, may also involve good news in regard to some health issues or even be related to work and employment — all Virgoan issues.

That said, soon after making contact with Jupiter, the Moon opposes confusing Neptune in Pisces, indicating that we need to take heed of the fact that not all of the news we are getting today is going to be clear or indeed trustworthy. As ever we are going to have to use our own discernment and apply it vigorously.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020