November 24th Thanksgiving Day

Hi everyone, on Thanksgiving, we have a beautiful day. The Sun is in Sagittarius, which is ruled by Jupiter and is highly motivated and optimistic. We have a New Moon phase on Wednesday and Thursday which is great for many projects including philosophy, religion, and freedom-loving. Planting the seed for the future. We have Jupiter moving forward in Pisces in rulership.  Pisces brings us a compassionate sensitive and intuitive feeling. Venus is in Sagittarius which brings a playful Thanksgiving celebration. Mars is out of bounds and retrograde in Gemini which means that the planet is behaving like it usually does. Instead of speeding up, we need to slow down and review the area where Mars is in the chart. If Mars is in the 6rh house, we need to focus on slowing down our busy schedules and making room for our bodies to rest.  Saturn is now past the square with Uranus, so this is less tension in the air.  Saturn is in rulership in Aquarius, and this will help get everything a bit more stable. The biggest problem that will continue will be the Mars retrograde which is miscommunication and travel troubles during the holiday season. Mars in Gemini is the trickster.

November 1, 2022- November 18th, 2022

Mars retrograde in Gemini Oct 30th – January 12, 2023, Mars retrograde is when Mars is behind the Sun, and then it will start to go direct, until March 25th, 2023. The peak of Mars retrograde will be December 7th. However, there will still be a couple of exemptions to the rule.  Mars square Neptune all month. This aspect can be very discouraging particularly if either planet is on the angles in your chart. It is a time when changes need to be made, but you will need to improvise. If you have Gemini on an angle you may need to find your power.  This aspect can lead to people talking behind your back instead of being upfront. This can also be a problem if you are sensitive to drugs, and the depletion of the body. Clarity is often needed during this transit. It is very murky waters ahead. However, it is excellent for Qigong, Tai chi, and yoga to bring the mind into the body.

I learned a lot about Mars retrograde from Maurice Fernandez – Evolutionary Astrology SKIES

http://www.mauricefernandez.com

Full Moon in Taurus at 16 degrees on November 8th conjunct Uranus and opposite Mercury. This eclipse is in Taurus which is ruled by Venus and is conjunct with the North Node. The South Node and Mercury are in opposition to Uranus, and square by Saturn. The energy is extremely scattered, not the best time to make important business decisions.  The focus could be on the value of the dollar or food supplies. Mercury and Uranus combine to think outside the box, and it stimulates the mind. This is an eclipse that is relationship and mind centered too. It is fated events or relationships perhaps meeting someone new. We don’t want to act too quickly without all the information, anxiety could be running high. The climax is coming to head this week. It is good for clearing out debris and cleansing the body of toxins.   Maurice Fernandez from Evolutionary Astrology SKIES said, “the Sun is the cat and the moon the wolf”. Two spirits bringing a message to us during this eclipse season.   I really like that analogy during this eclipse, we are trying to fill an empty cup, and perhaps we should instead try to fill our cups with spirituality.   Eclipses make big changes. It is important to do what one can to be prepared for whatever changes come about. We cannot rebuild structures without first tearing them down. The Mars square Neptune adds to the misinformation. We have been going through much of thesame aspects since January 2020.

There is tension in the air until November 13th when we start to get Venus trine Jupiter and Mercury trine Jupiter and the Sun trine Jupiter. I will be glad when Saturn, Uranus, and nodes aspects are over. I know my life has been so busy and I am ready for relief.

October 22, 2022

October 22, 2022, was a Venus star point meaning Venus was within 7 minutes of the exact conjunction of the Sun. The last time this happened was in 1879. Maurice Fernandez gave an interesting lecture at the ISAR conference in August about the Venus Star Point. The lecture started me looking at how this will affect me as well as the changing environment around the world. This is a hundred-year cycle, so it’s a big one. The last cycle was in Scorpio it will drop back into Scorpio in 2026 briefly, but then it’s all about Venus in Libra an air sign. Venus is the cycle of women and Mother Nature, my hope is the environment will get much better, and women are defiantly protesting around the women.

I have Libra rising and I know I felt the aspect very strong on Friday and Saturday. It was a bit of a revelation about my life.

October 3, 2022- October 9th, 2022

Sun conjunct Venus until October 23rd. It is a favorable aspect if you have a few Libra planets this aspect will bring good fortune. You can be very charming and win enemies over to your side. Artistic endeavors bring joy.

Full Moon at 16 degrees Aries on October 9th. Aries is a warrior and resilient. It is the closure of something important. The Full moon is in opposition to Libra which is represented by the scales of balance, harmony, and the law. This can be a time when we rush to defend someone and are impatient. There are so many aspects during this Full Moon including Neptune and Mercury. It is best to take a breath before we act.

In 2008 October through November, we had an opposition between Saturn and Uranus and now we have the last square between Saturn and Uranus and the North Node is conjunct Uranus.  2008 was a major financial upheaval. Now we are in the last waning square between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus. The financial market looks bleak.  The grocery stores are looking empty again. Plan ahead and keep your head up. We have been dealing with this square since 2020. Change is coming. We must rebuild the old structures in our society. We are almost past this. The United States has been in a Pluto return for the last couple of years. This is a regeneration cycle for this country. This is an intense period particularly if you have planets between 26 degrees and 27 degrees in the cardinal signs.

Mercury moves stationary direct on October 2nd in Virgo. The aspect it’s making is an opposition to Neptune in Pisces. This is extremely mirky water. Pisces in Neptune is generally very positive, but it causes rose-colored glasses. Mercury is in opposition to Neptune within one degree which can cause problems with reality. We can get misled easily during this transit. Checking the facts is important. Neptune in Pisces is positive for meditation, art music, and for being intuitive. Pisces is a very empathic sign and with Neptune, in Pisces, it is very comfortable. It is excellent for Qigong, Tai chi, and yoga to bring the mind into the body. This is a great time to have a getaway. This aspect will be within 3 degrees until October 8th.

Mercury is still making a tight aspect with Pluto until October 11th.  This is like a truth serum that we are drinking and is a penetrating mental combination. Pluto energy is forceful and can be obsessive which can get to bottom of a problem.

Mars in Gemini is trine Jupiter until October 8th. This is a great time to get those projects started. Your energies are moving quickly, and it can be hard to focus on one project. You may start a couple of projects and not complete them. This is a mental sign that works fast. This is a lucky aspect of working with other people.

Mars square Neptune all month. This aspect can be very discouraging particularly if either planet is on the angles in your chart. This aspect can lead to people talking behind your back instead of being upfront. This can also be a problem if you are sensitive to drugs, and depletion of the body. Clarity is often needed during this transit. However, it is excellent for Qigong, Tai chi, and yoga to bring the mind into the body.

If you would like an astrology consultation, please contact:  https://ruthsastrology.com/

September 21st, 2022. The Sun in Virgo is trine Pluto in Capricorn This aspect is good for taking in new information and making critical judgments.  The aspect is powerful for evolving, and for expressing yourself. The Sun in Virgo trine Pluto is a good time for getting that physical regiment going and staying positive.

Mars in Gemini is trine Saturn in Aquarius. This aspect helps complete difficult jobs that require more patience and stamina. It also can be a bit difficult to confront someone if needed. An example would be if someone made you angry and you would not be able to find a way to stand up for yourself. Boundaries are always important during any Mars and Saturn aspects.

We are continuing to deal with the Saturn square Uranus aspect, it will be exact until October 12th. Uranus and Saturn will be within one degree until November 8th, 2022. This aspect causes tension in the body particularly if it is at the angle of your astrology chart. The best way to fulfill this difficult aspect is to adjust your life to what no longer fits in your world and be ready for what changes come. We all need to be ready for earthquakes all around us.

On September 24th Mercury will retrograde into Virgo and then go direct on October 2nd. I think Mercury is in a better place because it’s in rulership in Mercury even though it is still retrograde. Anytime we have a planet retrograde we review and redo projects, but then the results are much better, and it grows into a better project. It is a learning curve. There are many successful businesses that have started under Mercury retrograde! This is a stressful aspect, but Mercury retrograde makes us act, and think outside the box.

The weekend of September 24th is Venus in Virgo in opposition to Neptune in Pisces. It is a murky aspect. Difficult to understand relationships during the weekend.

On September 25th we have a New Moon in Libra. The moon phase is active and is the time of year when the seed is planted. The Moon is between 0-44 degrees ahead of the Sun. New Moon phases are a great time to start new projects because confidence is flowing. Kelly Surtees said, “the Sun’s energy is strongest in this phase, as there is no light touching the Moon.” This is a new Moon Libra, and the focus is on relationships. The last full Moon was in Pisces where it emphasized the softness and the inner working of the mind a very dreamy Full Moon. This time it is in an air sign conjunct Venus and Mercury in the late degrees.  It will also be in opposition to Jupiter at 2 degrees. This is about friendship and closeness, being connected to others. I hope everyone has a beautiful day.

On September 11th, the Sun in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus both planets are earth signs, and it is a good time to make changes that will benefit your life. Make those diet changes you have wanted to make or a new exercise regime. The energy is available to make changes in your life. It is also a creative force. It is always best to make the changes while there is a good aspect as opposed to a square. These aspects are strongly felt on the angles of the chart. This aspect will last until September 12th.

Mercury Retrograde

On September 9th Mercury is retrograde at 8 degrees. Mercury retrograde is the planet moving back and forth slowly. It is a fluctuating retrograde loop moving past normal boundaries of the elliptic.  The retrograde movement is an obstruction that you must progress through. Mercury retrograde is a time of redo and review. Mercury is retrograde first in Libra and then it goes back into Virgo on September 24th. It continues its retrograde movement until October 2nd when it will go direct.  This Mercury retrograde in Libra will highlight relationships, including business relationships and the courts. Mercury in Libra will start a project and then stop before it is complete, and then start something different. During this transit, it will be hard to stay focused until September 24th when it goes back into Virgo. The Virgo energy will have to redo, review, adapt, and eventually complete.

Sept 9th, 2022

On September 9th Mercury is retrograde at 8 degrees. Mercury retrograde is the planet moving back and forth slowly. It is a fluctuating retrograde loop moving past normal boundaries of the elliptic.  The retrograde movement is an obstruction that you must progress through. Mercury retrograde is a time of redo and review. Mercury is retrograde first in Libra and then it goes back into Virgo on September 24th. It continues its retrograde movement until October 2nd when it will go direct.

 Mercury is also trine Mars, normally I would say this is an excellent time for all mental work and negotiations, but with Mercury retrograde, it has obstacles to jump through before you can get to the finish line. The goal of this transit is to slow down.

The Moon will be square to Mars too, this aspect moves quickly. It can make you feel this irritable.  It is best not to make rash decisions

September 3rd – September 10th

The Moon is in its most active phase in the first quarter it is motivated and able to exert energy, and with Mars sextile Jupiter it is a beneficial aspect. Mercury is also trine Mars. Mercury is also in opposition to Jupiter. This combination turns everything into gold! I hope everyone is putting their best foot forward today and tomorrow. Mercury trine Mars will last until September 9th then Mercury will go retrograde on the 10th of September. Mercury is in opposition to Jupiter until September 8th.

On September 4th we have the exact square of Moon square Neptune your body can pick up good and bad vibrations and the intuitiveness is strong. Sometimes your emotions, and hunches can lead you in the wrong direction.

On September 10th, a Full Moon in Pisces this is a psychic day. A time of reflection. The Moon in Pisces can see reality in rose-colored glasses and yet feel the suffering in the universe the need to escape is strong because it is a vulnerable time. It is a deeply spiritual moon. The Full Moon in Pisces conjunct to Neptune is excellent for art and music. The problem is that sometimes people escape with drugs and alcohol. The moon in Pisces can be gullible too. This full Moon in Pisces will be conjunct Neptune it really amplifies the effect of this full Moon. It is a great time to find fulfillment in our lives and harvest what we have planted.