The biggest astrological event of recent times brought together astrologers from around the Globe to put down on paper some of their thoughts.
1934 was the last time Uranus toured Taurus, so this is a once in a lifetime event!
Over the last 8 years, we’ve seen the rise of Uranus in Aries through many means. Some of those being the ‘selfie’ self publishing, self employment and with the hot flash in the pan element of Mars, a lot of here one minute gone the next celebrities.
On a deeper level, Uranus in Aries has brought a new level of authenticity and autonomy. Moving forward, you may find it increasingly difficult to make a choice or to be in a situation that doesn’t deeply resonate.
Enter Uranus in Taurus.
Stay tuned for a workshop or webinar in the next 6 weeks or so, no point in rushing when we’re talking Taurus right!
There is sooooo much I can say about this, but for now, I’ll let some of my fabulous astrology peers do the talking.
To access some thoughts from astrologers around the world, click here! URANUS-extra
I thought I’d put a post up outlining the cosmic weather of this week! If you enjoy aligning your hopes, goals and dreams with the universe, then you might like to subscribe to my newsletter. Each week you’ll get an email like this post, offering tips and insights about how to work with the upcoming weather!
May 7 Venus square Neptune
15 degrees Gemini/Pisces
When these two planets combine, they highlight all the surreal and intangible aspects of love and relationships in general. This can be both positive as well as negative- depending on your situation.
Venus in Gemini prefers connections to be light, flirty and fun. Neptune in Pisces seeks a deep and meaningful moments. Under today’s hard to work with aspect, the challenge may lie in distinguishing facts from fantasy.
Neptune can also highlight delusions and disappointment, especially if you’ve given someone the benefit of the doubt against your own better judgement.
Today, you may come to realise something isn’t quite as it seems. Neptune fogs facts, so before making any decisions, it may be better to wait until you can see things with more clarity.
Mercury square Pluto
21 degrees Aries/Capricorn
In combination with the fogginess of Neptune, we have the clarity of Mercury squaring off with Pluto provides.
This is a detective type of aspect where digging for clues or facts in a situation can help you find the truth. Like a horse chomping at the bit, an idea, a thought or something someone said may be hard to let go of.
While relations with others may be tricky to work with today, the Mercury/Pluto aspect can encourage you to get on with your own plan. Create a list, work on a strategy or develop an outline of success that will unfold over time.
Mercury/Pluto connections can prompt you to deeply contemplate a motive, either your own or someone else’s.
May 9 Sun opposite Jupiter
18 degrees Taurus/Scorpio
This annual OTT (over the top) aspect between our solar system’s two largest bodies can make for a grandiose type of day. Generosity is a symbol of Jupiter, and you may be the giver or the recipient of a kind gesture or support.
A change of luck or a turn around in your fortune, in both big and small ways is possible. This aspect can help boost your confidence, help you to believe in yourself or take a chance on something that is meaningful to you.
If you can remember back to around October 27, when these two planets formed a conjunction, this week may highlight a turning point or culmination of what occurred then. A peak event or a realisation of what the Jupiter in Scorpio cycle means for you may come about.
May 12 Sun trine Pluto
21 degrees Taurus/Capricorn
The link between the Sun and Pluto can be exceptionally productive. Across the earth signs of Taurus and Capricorn, inner motivations around what it means to be secure in the material world can be revealed. The hard work, determination and focus you’ve shown toward a goal can begin to manifest under this powerful link.
Career and financial goals are spotlighted. Moving up the career ladder or investing in greater security and comfort are possible.
Under the supportive trine relationship, the Sun and Pluto can offer you an unshakable strength and confidence to go after the desires in your heart.
May 13 Mercury conjunct Uranus
29 degrees Aries
With so much going on this month, this sneaky aspect almost goes unnoticed. In fact, this is the final time Mercury and Uranus will combine in Aries for approximately 84 years.
In the bold and brash sign of Aries, Mercury is confident and outspoken. Considering this is the last time he’ll meet with disruptive Uranus, it kind of suggests there is something to say.
Sometimes, when we hold back from saying the little things, we finally explode and let it all out. When that happens, it usually doesn’t come out the way we intended. This aspect is the ‘let it all out’ aspect. Like when two people marry and the celebrant may say, ‘speak now or forever hold your peace.’ Today might be like that. If you’ve been holding back from your truth, how you feel or what you want, today is ideal for letting it all out!
I wish you a stellar week and a Happy Mother’s Day for all the Mum’s on Sunday x
Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn is the standout aspect for April. These two planets come together every two years, and when they do, they bring a powerhouse of activity with them.
Mars is our astrological symbol for action, assertiveness and boldness. Its qualities are hot and dry, like the element of fire. Combined, they bring enthusiasm and movement and are not easily deterred by obstacles.
If you’ve ever seen an image of the planet Mars, you’ll notice it beholds what appears to be a deep gash or cut. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that Mars governs the notion of cutting or severing.
Sometimes we need to cut things in order to help us grow and prosper. This may be the dicey skin legion that needs to be removed, or it could be the acting of severing contact with people or situations that hold us back.
There are also times where we can all admit of being succumb by the ‘hot under the collar’ temperament of Mars. Being too ready to take action leads to impulsiveness. It reminds me of that saying I learned from my grandmother, ‘cutting one’s nose off despite their face.’
Enter Mars in Capricorn
Like Mars, Capricorn is also considered dry. Influenced by the earth element, Capricorn is cold rather than hot. Mars in Capricorn is a little bit more cool, calm and collected. In the sign of the goat, Mars is exalted. Capricorn cools down the fire of Mars and moderates it, giving the action-orientated principles of Mars greater consistency. The double dose of dryness brings a separative element where emotions or feelings tend not to get in the way of what has to be done.
The combination of feisty and enthusiastic Mars in hardworking Capricorn can help you set your eye on a goal or objective and see it through.
Pluto in Capricorn
Like every cultural mythology in history, there is a lord of the underworld. Pluto is our cosmic representative of that.
Pluto is that planet that initiates us into a situation where you emerge forever changed. Winston Churchill once said, ‘if you find yourself in hell, keep walking,’ and that is the essence of a significant Pluto transit. Pluto tends to bring up what’s hidden within, where changes on the outside are completely unavoidable. These shifts are so powerful that life can almost be defined by the pre-Pluto transit and the post-Pluto transit.
The process of being initiated into the dark underworld within us all can be a scary place. It’s where fears, vulnerability, abuse or misuse of power, toxicity and what is deeply buried lives and festers.
The Fears We Don’t Face Become Our Limits
Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and since then, Mars has come to meet up with Pluto every second year. Together Mars and Pluto can work towards helping you face a fear.
Fear can have two meanings; Forget Everything and Run
or Face Everything and Rise
The sign that holds Capricorn in your birth chart can help you understand the fears you might be facing now. Perhaps it’s where you’ve given your power away or allowed fear to drive your actions or will.
The drive for action from Mars can help you cut away from fear and slay that proverbial dragon. It may mean cutting away toxic situations, people or even habits from your life. It may mean cutting away distractions that prevent you from realising a long-held dream.
A healthy Mars knows how to enforce personal boundaries. This Mars/Pluto conjunction may inspire you to say no or eliminate distractions to help you move towards something that is really important to you.
Mars and Pluto also share space with Saturn, the king of boundaries. If you’ve got too much on your plate at the moment, saying no can help bring clarity and focus.
Over the next few days, getting in touch with what you truly want can help you focus on what truly matters. It may mean having to sacrifice what you want now, for what you want most.
Mars and Pluto conjoin at 21 degrees Capricorn April 27/28.
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I’ve always held a secret love for the spirit of Aries. Perhaps it’s my South Node speaking, but that independence, that courageousness, that not giving a stuff what others think, that blazing a path less travelled, it gets me every time.
One morning, very late in 2015 I made a tough but necessary decision. I enrolled my then 18-month-old son into day care 2 days a week.
God it was hard. Some days it still is. Now he’s nearly 4 and sometimes the tears still roll down his face, while I do my best to hold my own back. Some days I still wonder if I’m even doing the right thing. Mum guilt is real.
Then, at the beginning of 2016, my progressed Moon entered Aries. I’ll always remember the stark contrast of the temperamental shift from water to fire. I was coming out of the new Mum haze of broken sleep, irregular showers and getting out of my pyjamas before midday being my biggest achievement. I felt reborn and alive. I was making decisions and taking action. The old Cass was coming back!
Almost overnight I felt the fog that clouded every element of my own identity lift. I could see clearly the path I needed to walk down and I took my first step fearlessly. Like a spirited Viking, unsure of the journey, but determined to recognise my destiny. I ventured toward lands I had not yet seen, seeking the treasures within my own life.
The desire inside to forge my own path and seek my independence was real. I wasn’t certain of what was ahead, but it wasn’t enough to shake the desire that emanated from my bones.
What I have learned about my own personal tour of Aries over the last 2.5 years is that I didn’t have to wait for others anymore. That I could carve out my own identity and still be a Mum. I learned that my life wasn’t about someone else’s permission, pace or approval. My happiness was mine alone and I sure as hell wasn’t going to slow down or wait for others.
Like my own personal journey through Aries, you too may find your own courage and independence.
Tomorrow’s New Moon in Aries, will conjoin Uranus- the planet representing shocks, surprises and authenticity. This is the final New Moon in Aries alongside Uranus in Aries.
The coming days may feel like a book end to a chapter that began back in 2010. Breakdowns and breakthroughs are possible.
Mars, the ruler of this lunation reminds me of what chefs say, ‘better to cut yourself on a sharp knife than a blunt one.’ Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is a clean break. This could be a relationship, a job or even our old habits that hold us into limiting patterns.
You may find yourself taking action in sudden, unexpected, yet totally right for you ways.
The inspiring surge of fire may encourage you to take your own path less travelled. To say no when you’d normally say yes. To answer the stirring within your soul that seeks authenticity and freedom. To venture down your own path less travelled.
Yes, Uranus is known for its ability to shock and surprise. Often though, these blips on the radar can catapult you into a new direction, where the treasure of your own life can be discovered.
In a few weeks, I’ll bid adieu to my progressed Moon in Aries and continue my evolving lunar landscape through the greener pastures of Taurus. While I look forward to some stability and calm, I’ll always be grateful to reunite, if only briefly, to the spirit of Aries.
New Moon in Aries 26 degrees April 16 Brisbane: 11:57am New Zealand: 1:57pm London: 2:57am April 15 New York: 9:57pm
In around 24 hours, Mercury will arrive at 4 degrees Aries, where he’ll station direct on April 16 and finally begin to pick up the pace from the 18th.
In the ‘I want it yesterday’ sign of Aries, this is a painfully slow pace for Mercury. As Mercury comes to a stop, then begins to slowly garner speed and travel for a second time over this degree (the first time being March 9th) you can expect loose ends to be finally tied up and taken care of.
In Aries, Mercury has sought guidance from Mars in Capricorn, who’s joined forces with serious Saturn. These last few weeks have dealt their fare share of obstacles, blockages and a general feeling of driving with the hand brake on.
Over these next several days, it may become clearer what this entire Mercury retrograde cycle has meant for you. New perspectives can be put into action. It might be about clarifying what you truly want and aligning your actions with your goals. The house in your birth chart that holds the sign of Capricorn can offer further insight about this.
As Mercury begins to rebuild momentum, he’ll come against Saturn again via a square aspect that will last until April 28. When Mercury and Saturn work together, you can power through your to-do list or finalise scheduling.
Mercury retrograde may have exposed gaps or highlighted where things could be tightened up for greater efficiency. Now at the final leg or his reverse passage, Mercury can assist you in verbalising or taking action about what it is you truly want.
Deliberations from the last few weeks may have helped you gain clarity and insight. From here, tough conversations may need to be had, or important decisions can be made.
Saturn loves a good declutter or streamline. Until the end of April, taking care of business so to speak, can help you get organised, productive and focused on what really matters and what you really want.
Action planet Mars is now in sturdy Capricorn, heralding a two-month long period of discipline and focus.
Generally, Mars spends 6 weeks in a sign. Due to a retrograde starting in May, Mars will spend a total of 3 months in hardworking Capricorn, when he re-visits in August and September.
Mars represents drive and motivation. The sign he holds in your birth chart describes the way in which each of us go about taking action in our lives. In of himself, Mars, by temperament is hot and dry. An abundance of heat promotes agitation that generates movement. Dryness has a separating quality.
Together, heat inspires action, and the quality of dryness can prompt you to move away from something. When you’re motivated to accomplish a goal, you often need to separate yourself from what prevents you from achieving it. Generally, this will be some kind of pleasure or comfort.
Like Mars, Capricorn is also dry, but has the quality of coolness, which tempers Mars’ heat. Thus, Mars becomes more responsive rather than reactive while in Capricorns house. Mars is offered the attributes of discipline, caution and focus. These qualities work very well together and is why Mars is considered to be exalted in the sign of the goat.
Mars and Saturn being in a sign where they both are strong can help us align our daily desires (Mars) with our long-term goals (Saturn). Over the upcoming days, you may begin to notice your attention and activity shift toward what really matters to you.
To make the most of this super productive vibe, over the next 2 months, it will be helpful to eliminate distractions and put your energy into what counts. As Mars and Saturn will be joining Pluto, this will create a powerhouse of energy that can help empower you to say ‘no’ or establish the necessary boundaries required to achieve a long-term goal.
Confidence and clarity can help you move away from something you’ve outgrown and embrace new plans and projects.
Mars will be in Capricorn from 18 March – May 16 and again from August 13 to September 11.
If you’re unsure of where to be making the most of this super productive vibe, I’ve included a very mini horoscope below. If you know your rising sign, then read that, if not your Sun or ‘star’ sign will be ok too!
Aries – Your profession life and public reputation. Taurus – Discovery, adventure, study, spirituality and foreign places Gemini – Debts, savings, death, inheritances, joint money Cancer – Your most significant relationships, personal and professional Leo – The daily grind, pets, health/sickness Virgo – Children, hobbies and fun, sex and romance Libra – Home and family, ancestors and heritage Scorpio – Rituals, study, communication, siblings, short travels Sagittarius – Cash flow, income, personal resources Capricorn – All about you, your body, habits and attitudes Aquarius – Hibernation, retreat, isolation Pisces – Friends, work colleagues, groups and associations.
Messenger planet Mercury is now touring the fiery terrain of Aries. Thanks to a retrograde phase starting March 22, Mercury will be in Aries for two months.
Over the last few weeks, while Mercury has been in Pisces, you may have felt bogged down or overwhelmed. Making decisions or getting your message across in a clear or concise manner may have been tricky. Now in confident and forthright Aries, you might notice a heightened clarity of thought.
Communication becomes less emotional now. Rather than feeling your way through, it’s more about what do you need to do to get from point A to point B and executing.
Mercury in Aries is a straight shooter, who doesn’t mince words. The proverbial foot and mouth disease is possible while Mercury is in super responsive/reactive Aries. In the rush to move ahead with something, you may find yourself making hasty choices or committing to something before thinking things through.
If you’re someone who is naturally hesitant to express or share your ideas, Mercury in Aries can offer the confidence or enthusiasm to speak up on something that is important. If you already speak with confidence or authority, then you might be more outspoken or upfront than usual.
As a part of Mercury’s tour through Aries, he will make three square aspects to serious Saturn in Capricorn. Those dates are March 11, April 5 and 25.
This will put the brakes on quick thinking Mercury in Aries while clashing against serious Saturn. Mercury in Aries likes to be super-fast, Saturn is super slow. Rather than rushing things through or taking a short cut, Saturn will demand thoroughness. Slowed down thinking will be necessary to absorb information and prevent mistakes. Detailed planning or scheduling is favoured now. How you organise your time and the efficiency of your productivity will be up for re-organisation.
When Mercury and Saturn work together, the weight of your words matter. Taking your time can reduce errors, over-committing or even saying things you don’t mean. Avoid the temptation to rush in and make hasty decisions. Choices and commitments count under Saturn’s influence.
Messenger planet Mercury begins his first reverse phase for 2018 on March 22nd and concludes April 14.
You might read a bit about Mercury thrice yearly retrograde on the internet. It’s not a signal for impending doom. For sure, it can bring delays and frustrations, but generally speaking, it’s a bit of a stress raiser and not a great deal more. Missed calls, lost emails, mixed messages and snafus regarding logistics and communication provide many of the hiccups experienced during this period.
In this day and age of information overload, Mercury retrograde does bring an opportunity to slow down, reassess and integrate new perspectives. As Mercury makes 3 connections to Saturn in the next two months, you might consider revisiting your long-term goals and objectives. As we enter the end of the first quarter of 2018, you may ask yourself, are you making inroads toward what was important to you at the turn of the New Year, or has procrastination or old habits crept in and taken hold?
Mercury retrograde is the ideal time to re-plan, re-think and re-do. As always, refer to the house of your birth chart that holds Aries. This will be your key area for developing new perspectives over the upcoming months.
March 4 sees the Sun and Neptune align at 13 degrees Pisces. This annual event is the dreamiest and one of the most soulful days of the year.
As Neptune is one of three outer planets, its energy manifests a little differently than those we can see with our naked eye. As the Sun and Neptune meet, the essence of Neptune is drawn into the radiance of the Sun, bringing its energy closer to us for around 24 hours.
Neptune is associated with the ocean, vast and boundaryless. With its waves that wash up and then wash away, Neptune’s vibe is ebb and flow. Like the tides that fluctuate, energy under the influence of Neptune waxes and wanes. The desire to escape from reality and restrictions is heightened, as is the need for freedom to go with the flow.
The essence of Neptune is about surrender, release and letting go. Rather than doing, Neptune is about simply being. This can be tricky if you work best under structure, routine or order.
This year, as the Sun and Neptune meet, they do so under the supportive guidance of Jupiter in Scorpio. This highlights the need for deep soulful connections. Under this influence things need to be real and if they’re not, you may feel the need to gently let them go.
This compassionate pairing promotes empathy and understanding. Be mindful of your boundaries now and listen to any triggers within that something doesn’t feel right within you.
Photo of my son running on the beach at Byron Bay, on my 40th birthday.