Venus enters Cancer

Venus moves into Cancer on 8 August 2020.  Venus is the planet that represents our relationships, talents,
earned income and values.   As a collective we will all be feeling nurtured by spending more time with our family, spending time around the home, and making your home your haven.  If you are in a relationship, you may notice yourself be more moody, emotional and clingy. The energy will make us more caring and sensitive to others needs as long as we are feeling reciprocal love in return.  You will enjoy redecorating and spending money on your home and loved ones. If you want to catch up with a friend, I suggest a nice homely experience is where you will feel the best to socialise.  Venus is going to go through a bumpy ride this month, so be cautious with your spending and pay close attention to relationship triggers.  If you want to live in harmony with Venus this month, take time out to have a bath or spa, drink more chamomile tea, read books to do with history or better yet learn about your family roots.  If you want to know where you will feel Venus’ energy this month, look to your natal chart and the house ruled by Cancer.

Mercury in Leo

All those long lost memories that have been resurfacing over the last couple of months are finally sailing away as we have Mercury entering dramatic Leo.  Mercury the planet of communication and how we process our thoughts enters Leo on 5 August 2020. Our thoughts turn from an introverted and emotional state to a more confident and ambitious tone.  It’s a great time to express your feelings and your true authentic self.  Thoughts and speech may come out more dramatic or passionate so watch how you speak to those around you.  Your mind will be drawn to things that are entertaining and bring you a sense of joy and luxury.  Spending time with children is favoured as well as getting creative.  Self-love and self-worth will be highlighted under this transit (you will notice if you are lacking in it or feeling full of confidence). We attach more to our ego in Leo times so be careful not to attach too much to outcomes or what people say – in saying that people love compliments in these Mercury Leo times so dish them out. Check out your natal chart to the house ruled by Leo to get a better idea of where your thoughts are being drawn too.

Full Moon in Aquarius

On 4 August 2020 3.59am NZT we have a Full Moon in Aquarius.  Usually on an Aquarius Full Moon we experience some sort of change.  This could be due to you initiating change or change happening due to environmental factors, but certainly expect the unexpected around this time.  Time can felt sped up, and messages can be coming in quick.  Uranus is like a short circuit, helping to bring quicker and more efficient solutions to problems.  Aquarius energy brings with it those “aha moments”, strong gut feelings and very unpredictable energy.  It also brings with it the need to open you up to your authentic self and be open to being an individual.  As Aquarius is an air sign, communication will be strong as well as the need to party and socialize.  The Full Moon in Aquarius is opposing the Sun in Leo.  These two rule the head and the heart.  You may find around this full moon that your attention is being brought to issues that are helping your head and heart come into alignment.  You may feel like connecting with people more of like mind around this time, or at least realising who is not on the same wave legnth as you.  Watch out for synchronicities, these will give you a clue if you are on the right path. Uranus will be making a ‘square’ to the Full Moon – part of the message this Moon is expressing to us all is to look for different ways to earn money.  Really utilise your skills and talents and put them out into the world and see what you get in return.  Look to your Natal chart to the house ruled by Aquarius to get a better understanding where this full moon is affecting you.

Sun moves into Leo

  • Its Leo time baby!! Time to let your flamboyant side out and rock. 
  • The Sun moves into Leo on  22 July 2020 NZT.  Everyone will feel this shift as we have had
    many watery emotions over the past month, which have exposed our insecurities.  With the Sun moving into Leo for the next month, we will start to feel more confident, expressive and feel a lot more playful.  Leo is represented by the proud lion because he is full of pride regardless of what everyone thinks of him. You will start to feel more decisive in your actions and want to express yourself with this fire energy coming in.  It is a highly creative time.  Its time to express your watery emotions you have been experiencing over the last month and transmute them into something that feels fun. 
  • The Sun will be building into a square with Uranus in Taurus over the next week and a half, which means the energy may build to be restless and a bit frustrated.  The best way to deal with this energy is to learn to be flexible in your opinions and for situations to change.  Learn to be patient if electronics are playing up.  It is a great time for a radical new way of expressing yourself.  Areas in life that have stagnated may receive a boost of change.

New Moon in Cancer

We have a New Moon in Cancer on 21 July 2020 which is the same day as Matariki here in New Zealand.  The following day we have the Sun moving into Leo (yay). What does this all mean?! Well, incase you haven’t dwelled on the past enough, or sat comfortably with your inner world, you are getting a second chance for the next monthly cycle.  This is the second New Moon in Cancer in a row.  We have another layer of work to do when it comes to creating a nest within your inner world which reflects into your outer world.  We are being asked to dig deeper in being honest how we feel secure and comfortable with ourselves and our environment.  The past either shows up over the next month physically or emotionally.  This is to trigger and release/reset long held emotions that need to.  Hopefully by now, you are used to this process, as we have been doing it thoroughly over the last month and slowly over the last 18 months.  Incase you need a reminder again, we are looking to work with themes to do with mothering, your relationship to your mother/family, and childhood.  Generally, this is to release patterns or stuck energy or remind you of what you need to nourish you.  The Cancer part in the zodiac essentially relates back to the womb, where we are 100% vulnerable and safe.  The essence of mastering the Cancer energy is to keep that vulnerability in this world, therefore learning where and who feel like home to allow this part of you to thrive.  The Moon makes a challenging aspect to Saturn at the time of this New Moon.  Where in your life are you holding yourself back due to doubt, insecurity and depressing thoughts.  The next month involves digging in deep to overcome your fears and emotions/thoughts that create obstacles in your path.  You need to be the authority of your life and take responsibility for your path/situations.  Step by step, goal by goal you can achieve anything.  I will post more on the Leo celebrations tomorrow 🙂

Full Moon Eclipse in Capricorn

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards.  When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means its going to launch you into something great.  So just focus and keep aiming”.  We have a full moon in Capricorn happening on 5 July 2020 NZT which is also a lunar eclipse.   A lunar eclipse is when the Earth is in between the Sun and the Moon in direct alignment.  The lunar eclipse will always accompany a solar eclipse in the same lunar cycle but a solar eclipse can occur on its own without a lunar eclipse.  Therefore the lunar eclipse is always either 14 days after or before the solar eclipse.The full moon in Capricorn is collectively making us look at our goals in life, what has been fulfilled, what still needs to be achieved and possibly the lack of goals/structure in your life.  This full moon highlights that nothing in life is easy without setting goals to help you receive the rewards you are seeking.  It is a time that structures or foundations in your life that are not solid will break down but also structures that are solid are here to stay.  It is a time to look at where we are heading in the next phase of our journey and possibly moving city or country is the result of what needs to change in order to achieve this.  Where is home for you?  This full moon will have you reflecting on what career path it is you are really wanting to invest your energy into and what goals you are setting for yourself to help you achieve where it is you are wanting your career and life to go. After all, Capricorn is represented by the goat trying to reach the top of the mountain, how are you going to reach the top of your mountain? You will find yourself feeling very serious, looking at things from a very calculated point of view and seeing things as black and white. This full moon is giving you no room to sit back and see where you will end up by chance.  It is making you get down to serious business and take responsibility for your destiny.  This full moon is also highlighting where our boundaries with people need to be more clear.  On a broader scale, this full moon is highlighting an ending of the last 18 month cycle where we have had the nodes travelling through Cancer and Capricorn.  Look to your Natal chart with the house ruled by Capricorn to see where epiphanies will arise for you over this full moon.

Mars enters Aries

Mars enters Aries (which is its home sign) on 28 June 2020.  With all this water energy we may feel like we are drowning in, Mars will help to lift us out of the slow and procrastinating energy (that energy will not immediately disappear though, we still have a lot of Cancer energy at the moment).  Mars will be in Aries for the rest of the year which is pretty crazy…its only usually in a sign for 6 weeks.  It will spend some of that time retrograde, therefore this truely is a year of one step forwards, two steps backwards.  We have a lot of shedding to do this year, and this adds to some of that process when it goes retrograde. We better make the most of it while it is direct, so I suggest over the next couple of months to get out outside and complete those tasks you have be procrastinating on.  It is a great time to be doing more physical activity, however, do be careful as you may find yourself be more accident prone due to the impulsive nature Mars has in Aries.  Do watch your temper as you may feel more impatient – it is better to channel your energy into physical things if you find yourself behaving this way.  Mars in Aries represents war like energy so it will be interesting how the collective handle this energy for so long.  If this energy is not used properly it stagnates and creates headaches so also watch for this.  It is a great time to dive into new passions/projects, however, take a bit of time to assess the long term reality as you may find once Mars leaves Aries your energy/passion deflates.  There are super exciting times coming so jump on board to new opportunities quickly as there will definitely be unexpected things coming out of the blue.  Look to your Natal chart and the house ruled by Aries to see where more passion and energy will be surging in, but also where there is an over emphasis of what you will be motivated by for the rest of the year.

Venus direct

Venus the planet of relationships, values and money turns direct on 25 June 2020 NZT.
Relationship troubles over the last 40 days and 40 nights??  Feeling like your money situation has gotten worse?? Gone back over old issues or back to old lovers?  Battling with self-worth issues? These things are typical in a Venus retrograde.  We are ready to move forward again and complete any karmic cycles that we have carried with us.  This particular Venus retrograde has related back to when Venus last went retrograde in Gemini June of 2012. Do you recognise any similar patterns or things that have linked to that period in your life? Venus in Gemini has helped us with realising where there are communication breakdowns or how we speak to ourself when giving ourself love.  All Venus themes will start feeling a forward momentum (e.g. relationships with partners or business partnerships, finances, self-esteem and values).  If you want to learn more about how you are being affected, reach out for a reading.

Neptune goes Retrograde

Neptune King of the tides goes retrograde on 22 June 2020. Neptune is the planet of spirituality, illusion, dreams and intuition. When a planet goes retrograde its energy affects us more internally.  With Neptune going retrograde over the next 5 months, you will find you have a clearer and sharper intuition from your inner voice and gut feeling.  Wherever Neptune is transiting in your chart (the house ruled by Pisces) you will notice over this period that things become a lot clearer and not so confusing. You will also find any misunderstandings in this area come to light and can be cleared up and understood better.  Whenever a planet stations just before it goes retrograde its effects are highly potent, so you may find over the coming days yourself feeling very confused and muddled, mixing things up, forgetting things, highly sensitive, connecting more with your higher self and wanting more alone time.  Its also a time where things feel fated and synchronistic so watch for what is happening around you. It is a great time to connect with your spiritual self and listen to what the universe is trying to tell you.  Creativity will be at a peak as well as compassion.  Fears and illusions can come up around this time too so don’t always believe everything your mind is telling you.  Your dreams will no doubt be very vivid so watch for any signs or symbols.  Neptune going retrograde will help us ground any visions and dreams we want to put into reality.  Look to your Natal chart to house ruled by Pisces to get a better idea where Neptune is affecting you.  We have also just come off the second eclipse of three, so we are getting there….Lots of emotions, changes, endings and beginnings happening which will be no making many feel overwhelmed.  This week we have a few more changes in the cosmos to come that will lift the energy…more on that later in the week 🙂

Mercury retrograde

Mercury retrograde is happening for the next 3 weeks in the sign of Cancer.  The usual rules apply.  Here are some tips to help guide you:

  • Embrace feelings to want to retreat and be alone.  This can help you stay in your own energy center and know what feelings are yours.
  • Allow memories to resurface that hurt your inner child, things will be coming back up to make peace with the past.  This could be to do with anything from your past, but most likely your family members.
  • You may be visiting past thought patterns so do not freak out if old vivid memories come to say hello.  This is merely showing you how far you have come, and there may be a new layer of awareness coming to show revelations on this situation.
  • Do not go back to past situations that did not work out (eg.g exes), hold your boundaries strong.  Mercury retrograde can feel like a time warp that tricks you into wanting to go backward.
  • Any situation in your life that needs to get to the root cause, this energy is here to assist you.
  • Suppressed emotions that are from very long ago may emerge so no need to always understand what or why it has come back but allow the release.
  • Redecorating your home or nest to invite more nurturing energy is great under this retrograde.
  • Revisit your childhood photos or stories as this will bring you joy.
  • Get busy in the kitchen as you will love eating 🙂
  • If you feel like you are overthinking things, do something physical like cooking, exercising, yoga.  Something to get you out of your head.