Mars is the planet that represents our assertion, desire and motivation (its the masculine energy in us). It moves into Virgo on 18 August 2019 and stays for 6 weeks. Mars in Virgo has a restlessness about it. The anxious energy needs to be put to good use otherwise worry and irritability set in. Mars in this placement likes to know it is being of service and helping. The best way to channel this energy in the next 6 weeks is to focus on healthy eating, getting to all the details in your life such as cleaning and organizing things you have been delaying. It is a great time to be practical and get on with the mundane daily tasks, organization, routine and order in your daily life. I suggest a routine that involves exercise or yoga. If we don’t use the energy in these constructive ways then our mental health pays for it. Look to your natal chart to see where Mars is giving you a boost of energy. Feel free to reach out for a reading 🙂
On Friday 16 August 2019 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. Aquarius energy brings with it those “aha moments”, strong gut feelings and very unpredictable energy. It also brings with it the need to show the authentic you as 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 and the theme for the next month is 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. Look to your Natal chart to the house ruled by Aquarius to get a better understanding where this full moon is affecting you.
If you weren’t feeling sassy enough already with Mars and the Sun in Leo then watch out. Venus the planet of love, values and relationships enters the sign of proud, grand and dramatic Leo on Saturday 28 July 2019. How fun and exciting!! This is where all the drama starts. This will bring about the love of being around children, laughing and acting like a kid (being in the moment and prone to tantrums). You may find yourself spending money on extravagant things such as the best wine or the best clothes and not giving a care in the world. The love of romance and flirtation will be turned up a notch as well as wanting A LOT of attention. Passion will run high as well as those expectations. It pays to give your relationships a lot of love and compliments over the next month. Turning up the spontaneous romantic notch will work a treat too. Look to the house where Leo rules and you will get a better idea (or should I say ‘grander’ idea) as to where you will love spending your energy while Venus stays in here.
“Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others, not realizing that everyone has a different question paper”. We have a full moon in Capricorn happening on 17 July 2019 at 9.38am 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. The full Moon is also conjunct Pluto, therefore themes to do with endings/beginnings and transformation are highlighted. There is an emphasis on owning our soul path. Look to your Natal chart with the house ruled by Capricorn to see where epiphanies will arise for you over this full moon.
Mercury the planet of communication goes retrograde on 8 July 2019. Mercury retrogrades last for three weeks (technically the effects last longer but this is the time frame that Mercury is officially retrograde). Whenever a planet goes retrograde it does the reverse effects of what it does when it is going direct. Mercury goes retrograde 3-4 times a year. By rule this is not a good time to sign any important documents, make any important decisions and start anything brand new, because more than likely things will change once Mercury goes direct again. There are definitely exceptions to the rule depending on the circumstance. As Mercury is the planet that helps us communicate our thoughts and deliver our communication (whether in person or using technology), when it is retrograde it makes us internalize our thoughts and makes us very introspective over this period. Mercury takes you back over old thought patterns that you may have glossed over, and now have to take a deeper look into things (possibly need to address an issue you never got around to). It also will make communication more confusing, as there will be misunderstandings due to communication not being as clear. Around mercury retrogrades, you can expect to be delayed when trying to get somewhere fast, miss appointments by getting the days/times mixed up, and technical breakdowns with technology and cars, so triple check everything to avoid this. Time also feels like it is going very slow. Look to your Natal chart to the house ruled by Leo and Cancer, to get a better understanding of where you are being dragged back to take a deeper look. For the collective, we are all reviewing our self love thought patterns. We are also looking to how we nurture ourselves. Some deep stuff will come up no doubt. Remember not to dwell too much but take the time to re-edit your thought patterns and fix what needs your attention.
Venus moves into Cancer on 4 July 2019. Venus is the planet that represents our relationships, earned income and values. If you want to know where you will feel the love, peace and harmony for the next month look to the house ruled by Cancer in your chart. Venus will be moving into Cancer and staying there for the next month. 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 receiving the same in return. You will enjoy redecorating and spending money on your home and loved ones.
Mars is the warrior planet, planet of action and assertiveness. He finally leaves watery emotional Cancer and enters Leo on 2 July 2019. The effects will be very obvious when he changes sign as the passion in us all will get fired up. The energy is progressing now into a great time for leadership, assertiveness and enthusiasm. Be careful not to be too pushy and stubborn. Collectively emotions will be stirred to feel a love for life. You may notice yourself become more playful and flirty. I suggest to use this energy to tap into your creativity to express yourself and use the passionate energy to spoil your love relationships. People will feel exceptionally grateful for compliments around this time so do not hold back in expressing yourself to others. If you feel an overwhelming amount of physical energy due to all this fire energy in Leo, I encourage you to participate in steady exercise daily to help tame the amount of extrovert energy you are feeling, otherwise you may find yourself in situations where you are exaggerating the truth and causing drama. Look to the house in your Natal chart ruled by Leo to see where Mars is encouraging you to spend your energy over the next 6 weeks. If you would like a reading please go to my bookings page https://sweetmanastrology.com/book-a-reading/
“If you avoid your feelings, you also avoid understanding who you really are”. We have a Solar Eclipse occurring in Cancer on 3 July 2019. A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon is in between the Sun and the Earth in direct alignment. This will always be at the time of the New Moon. We have New Moons every month but Solar Eclipses occur approximately 6 months apart. The Solar Eclipse is the focal point of change indicating the main thrust of the movement. Usually, you can feel the eclipse effects as soon as one month before it occurs or one month after it occurs. Eclipses really do create milestones in our lives or obvious changing points on our path. For all of us this a fresh start in creating the best possible environment for yourself to feel secure and comfortable. The north node in Cancer has been teaching us since November 2018 to pay close attention to our emotions and see where we are not feeling emotionally nurtured. We all need a life full of friends/relationships who nurture us and bring out positive emotions. We need a job that allows us to express our passions and true self and food that nourishes us for the better. This New Moon is encouraging you to let go of any relationship, job, environment or thought pattern that does not serve you for your own good. Trust that if something ends around this eclipse, it is happening for a reason. Whatever it may be, it is not serving your evolution anymore for where you are at in your journey. I encourage you to be honest with what drains you and what enriches you and let go whatever it is that is affecting you emotionally for the worse. Look to your natal chart to the house ruled by Cancer to see where a new story is beginning for the next 6 months.
“You don’t need a leader. You need the knowledge that will teach you to be your own leader”. Mercury the planet of communication and how we process our thoughts enters Leo on 27 June 2019. 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. 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.