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.

Mars enters Taurus

Mars the planet of action, assertion and determination moves into Taurus on Thursday 14 February 2019 NZT.  Your get up and go drive will be moving from a very energetic pace to a now ‘slow and steady wins the race’ kind of pace.  The motivation to be out in nature and smelling the roses, eating delicious foods and being motivated to look your best are all themes that will be relevant while Mars remains in here for the next 6 weeks.  Mars in Taurus is motivated by security in relationships financially and emotionally.  It really is a time to slow the pace of life and enjoy the moment.  This energy helps to sort relationship issues, values and finances.  The flip side to this energy is to watch for becoming very stubborn in getting your own way or being motivated by superficial things rather than getting amongst the more natural earthy side of life.  Look to your Natal chart and see where Taurus rules to get a more specific idea of how this transit will affect you.