Wednesday, 13 March 2019


Mercury retrograde in Pisces squares Jupiter in Sagittarius this week and is opposition the Moon in Gemini on the 12th. This sees some offers or plans from previous weeks disappearing or taking on a new format and possibly going off at a tangent. It's often difficult to allow things to be open-ended and stand back to see how the mop flops and let things unfold, but ultimately it's very strengthening on more than one level. Nothing is what it seems while Mercury is stationary in this sign, nothing sticks except things mooted well before March.

Monday, 4 March 2019

URANUS LATE DEGREE ARIES ...severing outworn ties.

Uranus now is in the last degree of Aries, and set to leave the sign on the 5th March just as Mercury has retrograded in Pisces until the month end.  So Uranus is once again inTaurus - having made a foray into the sign's first two or three degrees in May to August 2018 - when we had a sample of the new habits, horizons and possibilities in whatever category of life Aries influences most - via our own charts in our own lives. Mercury/Pisces retrograde now begs the need for tying up loose ends, and Uranus waits a little patiently at present to sever what can't be straightened, modified or made useful to the coming times. 

Aries likes to take things to the max, it likes to reach the extremes and the very ultimate of the campaigns and battles it oversees, and the last five to seven years of striving or working towards goals is suddenly edged by the territory aimed for. Stepping into the new territory or onto the new horizon is not so difficult this time around – March to May of this year – because the taster of what it is to be and can be was glimpsed in 2018. 

Uranus in Aries is often associated with catastrophe, simply because these two vibrations are so volatile and bonded by the qualities which make for conquest, revolution and transformation. The square Saturn makes to Neptune in the first four months of this year aids the dissolution or the disappearance of old ways and securities in various areas of life, depending. So the winter and early spring months are pivotal for some in terms of change and revitalization. The catastrophic influence comes when crucial change is blocked, resisted or opposed, and most of us will be aware of where that kind of mind-set is, if it applies to us at all. The freak incident, the sudden revelation and the intervening accidents of fate which turn life around and on its head. The element of surprise and shock is one of the hallmarks of Uranus. The planetary influence cares little for the niceties, working only towards achieving the goal of change and frontier. To that end transiting Mars through Aries assists the work mightily in January and half of February, severing ties and boundaries and driving through terrain with the ruthlessness of the cavalry, calling for direct or energetic action in different ways that cannot be always quantified until they happen. Look to the outer world for some of the examples

Then add to this, at the more individual and personal levels, the wars we wage for better self assertion and personal power in matters which seek to oppress us, bringing quarrels, fall-outs and uprisings of discursive energy, occurring seemingly from nowhere, piercing false peace with acute discord. 

Uranus/Aries became combustable on many issues. Its inflammatory nature is felt before it is seen, and therefore the happenings of January and February should not have been such a surprise as Jupiter through Sagittarius magnified their importance. Simmering tensions of November and December, since Uranus retrograded back into Aries, have given way to the threat of conflagration. And though we use the word as a metaphor, the results are real; situations exploding and being eradicated in melt-down procedures aimed at making space for new structure and new paradigm.

Uranus is heading for Taurus - earthy, fixed and ruled by Venus. A subtler or more manageable influence perhaps. But not before Uranus has raged at the bull from the perspective of the ram.

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Sunday, 3 February 2019

OVERVIEWS FOR ALL SIGNS FOR JANUARY 2019 ARE NOW LIVE AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR FRONT PAGE .... click on the glyph for the chosen zodiac sign.

OVERVIEWS FOR ALL SIGNS  FOR JANUARY to MAY 2019  ARE LIVE AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR FRONT PAGE  ....   click on the glyph for the chosen zodiac sign.

Aries  to  Pisces shown in three sections throughout the year.  See January to May 2019.   (also appropriate for rising signs overviews).

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Monday, 12 November 2018

JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS … wild and vast experience & the square to Neptune.

Jupiter grips its own sign of Sagittarius on 13th November 2018, a few days before Mercury retrogrades in the same sign for three weeks.  Mercury, loving to act as a herald to the larger planets, swept into the fiery confines of Sagittarius at the start of November and brought the flourish and the panache to all things Sagittarian: showmanship, optimistic speculation, pleasure, extravagance and adventure. Of course we modify the effects to suit the particular circumstance of issues, of which there will be many, both individual and collective. Mercury joins the dots and collates the numbers and calls the willing to the table..And then when Jupiter graces the confines of its own terrain any modesty or undue modification goes out of the window. Jupiter likes to write large. It likes to magnify, multiply and embellish whatever it finds, taking refuge in its own vibration of Sagittarius.

So until Jupiter leaves to enter Capricorn, next December, there is an upbeat note and a feeling of unexpected excess in lots of places – even those which lack the means to supply it. When Jupiter is in Sagittarius there is always a better feeling around the place, a dawning of hope where there has been the lack of any, (and while Jupiter transited Scorpio there was certainly a lack of hope for many, perhaps for us all in some aspects). But Jupiter/Sagittarius does not care for precedence. It is concerned only with expanding whatever brings joy through greater experience. It is generous, magnanimous and liberal to a fault. Only when angered does it fall short of the feel good vibe, and the thunder it creates rattles the very foundations of what it has helped to build or expand upon. The short Mercury transit which suddenly twists and turns and refuses to go further gives clues as to what issues and problems are likely to arouse those thunder clouds during the latter half of November. It is after that time that we see what it is within the main agenda that we need to push forward or take a gamble on in our little lives and in the big top itself. Jupiter in Sagittarius is extrovert and outgoing and embraces larger numbers rather than small crowds and ushers in momentous presentations and grandiose exhibits of how futures should look, or how we wish them to look.

From the 18th November to virtually the end of the month Jupiter will create a square to Mars in Pisces (which interestingly Jupiter used to rule before Neptune was given authority over the sign in the mid nineteenth century) and therein will lie the nub of many matters which without the forward thrusting energy of Jupiter would otherwise lie quivering in the shadows waiting for the opportunity to be addressed. Or lurking anonymously in the hope of being recognized. But Jupiter with its love of plain speech, and even plainer intention, will call a fanfare and bring the spotlight or the limelight to the very things which shirk from receiving it. Pisces and Sagittarius depict very different attitudes towards Jupiter which is how and why rulership was taken away from Pisces when the subtle and diaphanous Neptune appeared on the scene and better described the nature of the sign. But here in this hallowed two weeks we have some interesting juxtapositions or some complex private to public - and vice versa - dilemmas to sort out. Not all of us, it has to be said; many of us will witness the dilemmas of others close at hand. And some of us will feel that our more low key or obscured desires or aims can give us better satisfaction by the act of sharing or exposure to greater acknowledgement. Perhaps just because it is a relief to have things out in the open or to know that we have support in it all.

We need to be sure of where we want to go with these ventures and to tie them to viable means of progress or sustainable safe keeping in time for January when Neptune in its own sign of Pisces squares Jupiter for a four week period. The clash of these two titans happens twice in 2019: once in January when both planets are direct and again in September/October when Neptune is retrograde and backing away from the confrontation. But the time between the two squares – February to August - offers a period where the obvious should get friendly with the obscure. Or the display should reflect the reality of the intention. In short, if there is no harmony between what is proposed and vaunted and what is really possible then not only do plans fail but they take away the credibility which made them possible in the first place, and even the possibility of bringing them to the fore again. A lot rides on these two planetary influences within the chart of individuals and of nations and of collaborative ventures as a whole. The effects of two major planets in their own signs cannot be under-estimated.

Jupiter always does two laps in a twelve month cycle, retrograding for a good part of the year. Jupiter's first lap this time ends in the second week of April and the second lap commences in the second week of August. By the time Jupiter is ready to exit its own sign of Sagittarius in December it is possible to see what remains sustainable next to what was simply a nice idea or a flash in the pan. Jupiter through Sagittarius can show a lot of promise and opportunity and then leave without delivering, the new frontiers and vistas disappearing like smoke as Jupiter continues on its journey into Capricorn, where the acid tests have to be completed before things are maintained and are able to thrive.

Jupiter/Sagittarius effects us all differently because of the individualism of birth charts. But we all have Sagittarius present in our chart ruling some particular house and the transit Jupiter makes will show its effect somewhere in our lives. Jupiter/Sagittairus is either here today and gone tomorrow, or etching tradition through hallowed ground.  There is scarcely any in-between.  Jupiter in its own sign  is the entertaining guest at the dinner party, enthralling and captivating, but maybe never to be seen again once the taxi has left, if not accompanied by a stabilising influence or steadier set of conditions. 

By August it is apparent whether these are present and complicit in the plans, or whether the plans – as grandiose as they are – are unworkable and need to be rejigged.

Nail it soon or enjoy it and let it go! Make it water-tight or allow it to sink when the weight gets too heavy! Jupiter in Sagittarius is the ultimate teacher through wild and vast experience.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

VENUS RETROGRADE IN SCORPIO …. That irresistible force compelling us to something or some place or someone.

Venus (exoteric ruler of both Taurus and Libra) in one of her guises is known as the goddess of love and of sensuality .... Venus in Scorpio when retrograde takes us inwards to the theatre of our own sexuality or sensuality, to feel the reality of what and who we are in this respect. Venus-Scorpio in retrograde is one of the most powerfully passive movers in the system.

Retrograde in Scorpio Venus can transform this energy into that of Siren : a woman thought to be very beautiful but also dangerous. Venus is the attraction and Scorpio the danger. This aspect brings out the deeper urges in some females to play that part, the part of temptress or seductress against all odds. Or can lead the male to desire and connect with such a female, if the charts are aligned.  September to December this year are months when the goddess energy first of all rises, then falls out of sight, only to rise once more with the culmination of certain issues as they reach conclusions or vital stages of development. Venus rules also the arts, creativity and all things beautiful. That irresistible force compelling us to something or some place or someone. 

On the 5th October 18 Venus will retrograde in Scorpio until the 13th November. The planet of seduction, mystery and persuasion weaving her magic covertly in the dramas and scenarios already being overseen by Jupiter through Scorpio since last October. Jupiter is traditionally known as the 'Greater Benefic' and Venus the Lesser. This does not mean that everything these planets touch has benefit generally, but that most things they become involved with have increasing power for some people in some places in some situations. So in matters that Jupiter has already enlarged, Venus now weaves on smaller frameworks with tinier stitches with stealthier methods, toward the embellishment and irresistibility of scenarios and conditions that are dramatic, impressive or made of the kind of stuff which fill memories and minds for more than a few moments. Venus has been in Scorpio since the second week of September in straight forward direction, and those things she has touched are set to be taken to a different level, delayed perhaps, or put under greater scrutiny in ways which are not at first obvious until the weeks following the 13thNovember…. 

Jupiter (ruler of the flamboyant Sagittarius) is past master at presentation writ large. While Venus - subtle and nimble - working in this most charismatic and intense vibration of Scorpio, is liable to gain advantage by encrypting facts until such time as the right conditions appear in which de-coding and revelation are apt. Deflection and distraction is one of the many skills of Venus at her most artful. Taurus is the polar opposite sign of Scorpio, so Venus is swimming against the tide of her own sign or working contrary to her usual confident flow. In Scorpio she is the darker or more serious side of the goddess, shaded or disguised and traveling somewhat below the radar.

Always something tricky or deceptive about Venus in Scorpio, always something not quite on the surface but powerfully potent and obviously beneath.  It can also bring absence or the kind of isolation which is obscured and not to be discovered. Venus in this position in this sign works in the most mysterious or cunning of ways. 

Does this mean everyone subscribes to the effect … no! Does it mean we all fall prey to the effect?…. no! But it means we may see or hear evidence of it all around us without being in the direct line of its action. We may perhaps be party to sleight of hand, disappearing tricks or inexplicable about-faces and abrupt withdrawals from set agreements. 

Retrogrades bring a slowing of the energies concerned. So the need to be patient with complex and unresolvable issues is more than ever necessary. Investigation and research of the subtler kind often occurs when Venus is retrograde in Scorpio and often not the conventional sort but the kind that yields results from informal or unusual methods. Chicanery, cunning, cleverly orchestrated scams and arch deception are also an off-shoot of Venus retrograde in Scorpio. The last time Venus was retrograde in this sign was October and November of 2010 and in that year she was riding close to Mars in the same sign, unlike this year when Mars is in Aquarius. The difference this makes to the quality of the action is considerable - but not necessarily to the intention.

At the beginning of November Venus’s retrograde period takes her back into Libra, to review the overall plan and revisit the settings of the first week of September, putting two and two together more neatly perhaps. All this is compounded suddenly by Mercury retrograding in Sagittarius on the 13th December just as Venus goes direct in Libra and brings the jury back in, having weighed the evidence. Transparency and conclusions occur when Venus re-enters Scorpio in the first week of December and begins a straight forward transit once again. Light bulb moments and revelations long awaited begin to happen then. The curious is overtaken by the incredulous perhaps as December plays out and it may be January before the dust sheets are removed to reveal the condition of things. 

Venus in Scorpio retrograde shades and defies the glaring light of reason and veils transparency. Intelligence or realization has to be worked for and waited upon.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Podcast: Energetic Interaction of Human & Natural Kingdoms.

Lyn Shea & Peter Wakefield discuss the energetic overshadowing and interaction of animals, minerals and other species of nature upon mankind. The way animals may come to the assistance of our advancement, and the way we benefit from the healing powers of plant and other kingdoms. The exchange of energy between realms.and the evolutionary arc that both humans and animals occupy.

Monday, 30 July 2018

Portals Within Time - Podcast.

With Peter Wakefield  &  Lyn Shea

Exploring the changing frequencies which guide the important life processes. How the day to day life is affected by personal energy related to chakras, meditation, natural and higher rhythms and wavelengths. The exits and entrances into space/time on the physical plane.

Youtube via Perceptivity.Co.Uk