Venus enters Leo

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.

Mars enters passionate Leo

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/

Mars enters Cancer

Mars is the planet that represents our assertion, desire and motivation (its the masculine energy in us).  It moves into Cancer on 16 May 2019 and stays for 6 weeks.  Mars in Cancer is not in its best position.  Mars likes to be more aggressive and tackle things immediately and with confidence.  When it sits in Cancer it makes the energy a lot more emotional, makes us procrastinate and creates lethargy.  So if you start to notice yourself stuck on the couch over the next 6 weeks you know why 🙂 It is important to channel your emotions constructively (i.e. express yourself, write or spend time by the ocean/lakes to keep the watery emotional energy moving).  It’s a great time to spend with people from your past and family members.  Its the ultimate snuggle energy :). Look to your natal chart and the house ruled by Cancer to get a better idea where you will be motivated over the next 6 weeks.

Venus enters Taurus

Venus moves into Taurus on 15 May 2019 NZT.  Venus represents our relationships, our relationship to money and how we earn it, values and self-esteem.  Venus sits right at home in the sign of Taurus, therefore we can expect the next month to bring us relief and belief again when it comes to our relationships and earning ability.  In the first few days of Venus arriving in Taurus, she meets up with Uranus.  Expect the unexpected when it comes to possible earning avenues.  It can manifest in numerous ways, but if an opportunity comes out of the blue you know Uranus has granted this.  Venus coming into Taurus will be helping to ground your visions/dreams as she will make some nice aspects to Neptune, Pluto and Saturn over the month, therefore, put in the hard work and watch tangible results manifest.  It is a great time to work on your relationships and relook at your values.  Look to your natal chart to the house ruled by Taurus to get a better idea of how this will affect you over the next month.

Mercury goes retrograde

Mercury the planet of communication goes retrograde on 6 March 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 Pisces, 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 connection to the universe and taking a look at what we believe the meaning of life is about. Some deep stuff will come up no doubt.  As you and others will be highly sensitive during this time, really watch how you communicate.  You will find listening to music, writing poems or doing art very therapeutic during these times.    

Venus enters Aquarius

Venus, the planet of love and values enters freedom loving and intellectual Aquarius on NZT Saturday 2 March 2019.  You may notice your relationships change ‘vibe’ for the next month. You will likely become more chatty, looking for more adventures to be had, spending time with what feels like your ‘tribe’ and generally socialize a lot more and mix with different people.  As Aquarius is an air sign, people born with this energy love to discuss different ideas and innovate.  Therefore you may find yourself thinking more uniquely, seeing things from different views and you may also notice yourself become more receptive to environmental factors and the need to help the environment.  It is a great time to get out and meet new people from all walks of life as well as creating gatherings with friends.  I encourage you to also listen to new ideas that may be coming up out of the blue.  For a better understanding of how you will be affected look to your Natal chart to the house ruled by Aquarius.