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Francesca Oddie by Francesca Oddie - 2w ago

Writing for Instagram has such a different feel to writing here!  Alas – this is a Full Moon that is strongly focussed on ELIMINATION and focus.

So here is my Instagram post, sans hashtags.  Please follow on Insta if you aren’t already.  It’s my favourite platform for sharing, interacting with positive people and sharing stories.

When I wrote about Mars Pluto during the week  (see post) I didn’t consider how close this message was to the message of the Full Moon in Scorpio.  Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorp and Pluto the Modern ruler.  The two of them together are doing some serious elimination as previously discussed!  With the Full Moon in Scorpio opposing the Sun in Taurus (still with a slight flavour of Uranus as they were together last week) it’s lighting up the possibility you have to surprise yourself!  The Scorpio / Taurus axis is a ping pong of emotion between depth, understanding, loyalty, intensity, dedication, reliability, calm, trust, passion, magnetism, sexual attraction, emotional intelligence, sensuality, money, power, possessions, wealth, true wealth and beauty.  This is not an exhaustive list, but its the sort of crux of the ping pong nature of these signs. Scorpion magnetism can be stronger than the beauty of the Taurus, but both slide along this scale back and forth from each other.

This Full Moon is Supported by Saturn and Capricorn in a big way, so this is about targets.  Where are you going?  You might find yourself asking where your relationship is heading, are you valued?  At work?  At home?  You might feel stressed and emotional about it.  That’s OK but take time to ask yourself; What’s the worst that could happen?  If you take that RISK into the UNKNOWN, and you lose all your money, what would happen?  Would you have people to support you?  Would you just get a new job?  Keep asking what’s the worst that could happen (idea taken from Tim Ferris in the 4 Hour Work Week.)  When getting you to consider a new way of living he asks us to write a list:

What’s the worst that could happen?

I wouldn’t have any money to pay my bills.

So then what?

I would have to borrow money from my friends and family.

So then what?

I would have to go back to another job…

etc… keep asking: So then what?  

Until you realise that the risk of not trying is probably worse than the risk of trying and failing.  Unless you are entirely risk averse and love Routine, Income, Industry, Corporate Decision Making and Subsidised Lunches.  In this case, a small change to your work life balance could be enough.

 Then it’s up to you to decide whether you can move out of the stagnant waters (Scorpio Moon!) and shake things up!  The Moon has also just had a chat with Uranus and feels ready to do something a little different.

For me, this moon is all about getting rid of excess emails, excess stuff, excess food (it’s in my 6th house!) and being really firm in with work boundaries.  I need (moon) to work (6th house) so it’s OK to do that and not get caught up in other people’s plans.  As always, I sort of come to these conclusions before I write all this.  I spent yesterday freaking out about how much I have to do and cancelled most of my weekend plans.  I LIKE it, I have ideas (Sun Uranus) and I need (Moon) to spend time (Saturn) nurturing them (Moon.)

The Full Moon is always a time to balance our needs with the needs of others.  With this particular lunation it’s about our focus, goals, excess clutter and who we trust.

Less is more.

For more info on how this illuminates your chart I’ll be doing some live readings on Monday Morning – so reach for me then!  hello@francescaoddie.com

Big love,

F xx

Cord cutting meditation link:

Meditation to Cut Energetic Cords and Attachment - YouTube

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Francesca Oddie by Francesca Oddie - 2w ago

There a few questions that people ask me when they find out I’m an astrologer and the main two are these: so which sign should I be with? Followed by, how did you get into all this?

The answer to the first is, it’s not just about your star sign and the answer to the second is, because I noted patterns in my relationships…

You may have heard people talk about your rising sign, ascendent or rising star.  When I found my rising sign was Gemini it was like a penny dropping in an arcade machine that lead to 100 more pennies cascading soon after.  Winner!  I sent texts, emails, facebook messages to all my ex-boyfriends and very best friends asking them what time they were born the pattern that emerged was startling. A solid 90% of them were Rising Scorpio.

Imputing times and dates of birth into the computer and waiting for the results was like waiting for big exam results.  Every time I saw “rising scorpio” I knew I was thrilled and bemused but knew that I had to learn more because I was onto something.  If you want to know how I spent my twenties, that is it.  Meet, greet, ask time of birth and Google.

How does this help you?  My obsession with people and relationships means I have spent a huge amount of time looking at what works, who matches and what to look out for.  Without going into too much detail, here are some key things to know.

1. Your sun sign is also known as your star sign

Your star sign is connected to our sun and is linked to ‘personality’ and ego, the type of person you want to become.  It is helpful if your sun sign aligns with your partners sun sign but it is absolutely not the most important thing to look out for.  

2. Alignment, it’s elementary.

There are four elements in western astrology; fire, earth, air and water.  The fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.  Earth are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.  Air are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.  Water are Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio. The rule of thumb is that people of the same element work very well together and “get” each other.  Fire signs love action, drama and seek to entertain and be entertained.  Earth signs tend to value security, routine and ownership of quality things.  Air signs love to talk, think, read and discuss.  Water signs are emotional, sensitive and nurturing.  Whilst there can be too much of a good thing, we have a sense of kinship towards those who share our element.  

3. Opposites Attract.

The zodiac is a wheel and the opposite of every fire sign is an air sign, whilst the opposite of every earth sign is a water sign.  Fire and air are both generally extroverted whilst earth and water are more introverted.  For this reason it is very common to see Aries loving Libra, Taurus with Scorpio, Gemini with Sagittarius, Cancer together with Capricorn, Leo with Aquarius or Virgo drawn towards Pisces.  Astrologers say that these signs are “different sides of the same coin” whereby these people approach life in a different but complementary way.

4. You are my Sunshine.

In my experience of relationships I have seen that it is very easy to be friends with someone you share an element with, but the old adage “opposites attract” does work very well with lovers. An Aries and Leo in love is full of fire and passion but this can be too hot to handle!  The compromising, rational nature of air signs is helpful for the feisty fire signs. However, a pride of Lions will stick together and earth signs luxuriate in the security of each other. There is genuinely no hard and fast rule and do not get hung up on the sun sign combinations because we have the rest of the planets in the sky sky to consider!

3. Where is the Moon?

Your horoscope is simply a photograph of the sky taken at the moment you were born, this includes all the planets in our solar system and includes the Sun and Moon as “planets.”  Each of these planets falls under the jurisdiction of a zodiac sign, whereby the zodiac wheel is simply a way of mapping out the 360 degree circumference of our solar system.  Under whose jurisdiction was the Moon when you were born? Sensitive Cancer, chatty Gemini or hardworking Capricorn? Knowing this is fundamental to knowing who you are deep down as the Moon is connected to our emotions and our sense of security.  It is your  moon sign that falls deeply in love and it is your moon that facilitates emotional attachments to others.

Your moon sign placement will interact elementally with the sun and moon signs of those you are in relationships with.  For example, if you are a Pisces in love with a Leo and fear it is a mismatch, do not panic!  If you have the Moon in Aquarius then there is a natural, powerful and lasting connection between the two of you.  

4. Astrology speaks.

I hope your life is rich with relationships between family, friends and lovers.  I can guarantee you that if there is someone with whom you share a very special chemistry, there will be strong connections between your natal chart and theirs.  That is a promise.

5. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus.

I have a tendency to overshare and do not want to confuse you, but let me mention this.  Venus and Mars are the “love and sex” planets, expect to some elemental connections between these planets if you are in lurve.

6. Numbers are everything.

As I already mentioned, each degree in the 360 degree circumference of our solar system is marked out by a degree of the zodiac.  Beginning with 0 Aries we move through each sign until the story ends with 29 degrees Pisces.  More than just having a relationship match between two planets in Gemini, lovers will share placements within degrees of each other.  For example Mr Love may have his Sun at 7 degrees of Gemini and Miss Love may have her Moon at 9 degrees of Gemini. When this couple meet you would expect sparks to fly (and also lots of texts, letters and conversations due to the fact that Gemini loves to talk!)

Astrology is brilliant, but I personally feel that it comes into full power when we start to explore our relationships. We only really learn about ourselves by the ways in which we interact with others.

Want to know more about your relationships?  Book in for a  reading with me here! Subscribe to my newsletter to find out more about my upcoming workshops, events and webinars on this topic.

BIG LOVE,

F xxx

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Francesca Oddie by Francesca Oddie - 2w ago

Another year, another trip around the sun!  Not just because it’s nearly December, but because it’s my birthday next week and my personal year is drawing to a close.

Being a December baby just adds to the end of year reflections WHAT A YEAR – some things that I’ve discovered this year.

Numerology is legit.

I can’t imagine doing a reading without it, the way I describe it at the moment is to say that Numerology is like the scaffold, or the foundations of the building.  Astrology illuminates and adds detail, polish and finesse to our understanding (in my opinion!)

Knowing my life path number, and the numbers of the people around me is a shorthand, super succinct way of describing someone.  Writing a 100 word summary that says everything you need it to say is harder than writing 2000 words of waffle, tell me your number.  Capture it all.

I think I am too 6

Not just being born on the 6th but also my name but ALSO having a 7th house Sun and relational Venus on my MC.  I think about other people too much, I see my self through the eyes of others too much, I try to get into the brains of other people and think what they need me to say and then deliver.  It’s almost like being a Libra, needing constant relating and validation, and though friendly, isn’t always useful when moving forwards.  For taking to clients it’s great, but it is EXHAUSTING as a character trait.

Cliches are there for a reason

Do what you love, the rest will follow.

Only spend what you have already earned.

Say yes to everything and then learn how to do it afterwards.

Opposites attract.

Give generously, law of attraction is always at play.  I.e. you only get what you give.

You can only love and support others as much as you love and support yourself.

Everyone is doing their best.

Deadlines are gold

This is my Black Friday post! hahaha! I need a really bitchy PA.

Joy is our birthright

I think this is something we all need to remember as tricky political climates are storming all around us.  Our happiness really does come from ourselves.  With Jupiter in Sagittarius for the next 12 months we can focus on the good.  Think of people rallying around and enjoying a singsong during war times. I’m not saying there will be a war, I just think we need to remember to laugh and rise above the challenges.  JOY is the birthright.

” Osho posits that to be joyful is the basic nature of life. Joy is the spiritual dimension of happiness, in which one begins to understand one’s intrinsic value and place in the universe. Accepting joy is a decision to “go with the flow,” to be grateful to be alive and for all the challenges and opportunities in life, rather than setting conditions or demands for happiness.”

Manifesting works

Set the intention, write it down.

What do we want to manifest?

I met the loveliest little Rising Gemini at the Northcote Road Christmas Market – she was asking questions about manifesting, new moons, what to wish for, how it works etc… it was funny to look in the mirror of a fellow Gemini Ascendent and what seems like a slightly intense approach to meeting new people!  She said she might wish for new clothes, to which I pointed out that’s probably not the best thing to try and manifest, we need to think about how we can be a great friend, or focus on our homework, and how to feel happier… always focusing on positive ideas and personal development.

Talking to anyone younger than 29 comes with an extra sense of responsibility.  I want to leave things looser and suggest less, I try to stick to basic core features.  The chart reflects our possibilities and whilst there is so much to discern, our potential is limitless so I keep my suggestions and bias to a minimum.  If you are 26 and don’t know what you’re doing, do not worry about it!!  Life pre Saturn Return is a bit foggy for most people, just “follow your nose.”  Do what you love, explore what you enjoy… trust that it will work out.  TIME.  TIMING.  We cannot bloom before it is our time.  I was going NUTS in my 20s looking for something to work at and am so happy to finally have found it!  But this was my timing, and the things you learn on the way are not to be underestimated.

And to finish?  I’m not sure what I’d say about this year other than I’ve worked relentlessly. I totally missed the heatwave, I didn’t make a snowman in the snow, I haven’t relaxed properly without faffing about online for more than 4 hours at a time and I’ve loved the buzz! It’s been a whirlwind of opportunity and I’ve met so many great people.  In the flurry of activity, I became complacent about some of the opportunities as I was so short on time… and  I hope my friends will want to play next year!

Thanks for reading, talking to me, messaging, saying hello, coming to events, being lovely, smiling along as I talk, sending things to your friends and to all the people shoving me along this path that I love so much.

These trips around the Sun are great.

Big love and more blogs to come… for sure!

F xxx

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Francesca Oddie by Francesca Oddie - 2w ago

I love the New Moon and how much more chilled it is than the full on insanity of the Full Moon. Though everything has it’s time and place!  I love sitting here on my bed, with a cup of herbal tea and my feet up.  I love the pause it brings and being able to just relax. I love that I’m not leading an event!  HOW much  I loved August and all the festivals, all the amazing people I met.  HOW MUCH I love sitting around in my PJs with a towel on my head, fresh from the shower!  Candles burning. Radio on.

I feel the presence of this FRESH START very keenly.  The back to school vibes are everywhere.  I’m desperate to refresh, renew and enter a new phase.  My whole life is marked out my school years and the new person who arrived at school every September.  It’s always different; a new classroom, new teacher, new shoes, new timetable.  That’s September for you and that’s what we now need to keep doing for ourselves!

The anticipation of something can be far more dramatic than when it actually happens.  That sick feeling I always had at the end of August, that same feeling I used to get in my tummy even when I was 17 and we rounded the last few bendy streets to get to school always faded quickly when I saw my pals and started chatting.

“You’ll be fine when you get there.”

… all the trips and adventures I’ve put myself through over the years were so stressful before I left. I’m usually terrified about getting on the plane and making that first move alone into the unknown, but I always settled into the adventure and loved it.

The next phase and transition starts here with this Virgo reset.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury and Mercury is at home, in the sign of Virgo, just leaving a perfect grand trine with Uranus and Saturn. NEW RULES. As India Knight wrote in the Sunday Times Magazine today;

“If we’re being efficient, I should also point out the it is this time of year, and not silly January 1st, that lends itself best to the making of small, manageable resolutions.  January is a hopeless time to try and make life changes – you’re knackered from December, it’s dark at 4pm, everything looks desolate and dead: who in their right mind would decide to punish themselves further? September though, is perfect.  It’s light enough and warm enough to feel that the world is still full of possibilities: use the tail end of summer as a springboard to launch a new, improved version of you into the tail end of the year.”

I couldn’t have put it better.

Though I will be telling you to make resolutions in January anyway.  But both the New Moon in Capricorn and the New Moon in Virgo are perfect organised and ordered times to manifest some very real, earthy, grounded and practical resolutions.  Taurus too I suppose, but Taurus is less ambitious and studious than her sister earth signs.  Taurus more into food, sex and massage… Anyway.

In addition

Other things to mention:  Mars is at the final degree of Capricorn and man alive is he ready to build some new structures.  Whilst his lover Venus thought she was ready for passion, intensity, connection, lust and emotional merging has surprised herself with her detached approach.  They are both more keen to work than get lost in passion.

Jupiter and Pluto are supporting the LUNATION that is being opposed by dream weaver Neptune.  Without them, we could probably get a bit LOST and unable to focus… however as he’s here CREATIVE and EXPANSIVE visions are on the cards.  It’s still tempting to plan too much and be a TAD unrealistic.  So take the time to connect to what feels right and tone yourself down.  CLEAR out what you don’t need, refine, enhance, sift for gold. You might find gold in the clarity your forward planning provides you with.  OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS when you create opportunities for yourself via focussed intention.

Writing your New Moon wish list is the best first STEP to clarity, intention and magic.

NEW MOON IN VIRGO FOCUS

These are the things to consider when manifesting and planning:

  • Diet Starts Today
  • Work / Routine
  • Getting ORDERED (chuck out anything that doesn’t resonate with you anymore (enjoy the detached feels out there at the moment.)  The clothes that you might wear one day… do they FEEL like you?  If not, CIAO.  Enhance your vibe.
  • HELPFUL – I TRY to be helpful…
  • ORDER.  Order. Order. Order is everything, even when Neptune is whispering in your ear that none of it matters.  It does matter.
  • Though, relax that need for perfection.

“I want to easily find myself analysing the problem of……. in a way that produces productive, happy results.”

“I want the habit of working at the expense of living a balanced, happy life easily lifted from me.”

I want to easily find myself focusing on the positive results I want to create in the situation of……”

Ritual

Burn some sage, frankincense or aromatherapy oil to calm the vibe.  Light a candle and set your intentions by writing town your ten wishes.  Put the piece of paper under whichever crystal chooses you, light another candle and sit back.

ENJOY THE RELAX.  The New Moon is the best excuse to relax, reset and put your energy into setting the tone for the next few months.

Big love,

F xx

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Francesca Oddie by Francesca Oddie - 2w ago

What’s strange is the way astrology actually fits.  The way it works, over and over and over again.

This summer was a hectic period of eclipses, retrogrades and I like to try and ignore these things.  Ignore the hype so to speak.  The more Memes I see, the more I think… yeahhhhh…. but then my website broke, and everything broke and I was so tired all the time that at a certain point you just have to roll with what you already know.  August was the equivalent of shuffling the cards by throwing them all around the room, and it is an effective way of shuffling! However, it takes time to tidy up after that but it encourages you to hoover the corner of your room whilst you’re at it.

Anyway, I am DELIGHTED that my website is functional again, I’m going to blog lots more because I really miss it… the free flow of words that I first indulged in back in 2014 and 2015.  I haven’t done  much since those early cathartic days.

NUMBERS

I was enrolled on Intermediate Tarot at The College of Psychic Studies but realised I was far too busy to properly study Tarot on top of Palmistry and Astrology, so needed to switch it to something less time consuming (Tarot is a HUGE and brilliant topic that I underestimated and will one day return to.)

In true Gemini Rising fashion I spent a few weeks deliberating what to do about it but deep inside I knew that Numerology would win out.  Numbers have always been my favourite.  As Mum says, when I was little I was forever asking “do me some sums!” Learning phone numbers, remembering dates and possessing a freakish short term memory recall  that enabled me to fluke my way through school exams.

Numbers numbers numbers…. I haven’t felt this way since the early days of astrology.  Also, I had always seen patterns in Names, I didn’t know what it was or why… letters are linked with Numbers! Course they are.  I remember saying that at school too… I so clearly remember where I was standing when I announced that 1, 2, 3 is the same as A, B, C.  There is a real magic in REMEMBERING, and that course links me to past lives but that is a topic for another day.

I feel like Numerology is the foundation and skeleton that Astrology sits upon.  There is something much more concrete and fundamental to knowing your numbers…

Plans

I want to really share more of what I am learning and am exploring how to do that.

Saturn is sitting on my Mercury… there’s a limit to what I can express at the moment, life is more about refinement, focus and streamlining. Planning I am and cannooottt wait to share.

Also, I am testing out my subscription box, not quite sure how it works but if you’re after a newsletter, hit me!

BIG LOVE and can’t wait to connect more,

F xx

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Francesca Oddie by Francesca Oddie - 2w ago

I’ve just been staring at “tuning into” the chart for the Full Moon for the past 15 mins.  The basics:  it’s a Full Moon in Sagittarius opposing the Sun in Gemini.  This is the axis of communication, ideas, education, travel, philosophy, space and movement.  With the Moon in Sagittarius there should be an optimistic feel, a yearning for adventure, a desire to learn more and discuss.

It’s a Full Moon and an opposition so always a good time to explore the spiders web of relationship!

Jupiter rules Sagittarius, Mercury rules Gemini.  Jupiter retrograde and smack bang in the middle of Scorpio at 15 degrees.  Go hard and go home!  We are really DELVING, potentially stubbornly sticking to old ideas but better to act with integrity.  Mercury is at the critical degree of Taurus.  Still in a vvvv wide opposition to Jupiter and again in a fixed sign.  I think this is the Sun illuminating our ideas about how we are valued, or at least how we feel we are valued.  With all lights on the tension between the need for change and but stemming from a huge resistance to change, fresh ideas are GOLD DUST.

Mercury (the ruler of Gemini) is in Taurus, ruled by Venus and she is sitting pretty at the top of the chart making friendly (flirtatious) aspects to Jupiter in Neptune.  This grand trine speaks of magical opportunity.  ALL ABOARD! The party boat is full of food, voluptuous women and looks very inviting.  But Venus is opposing Saturn who is in the corner watching, monitoring and making sure the party doesn’t get out of hand.  It’s like having a house party but the parents are in the living room next door… that feeling of youthful abandon is not the same when the parents are in.  Even if they don’t leave the room, we all know that they are there!  The party boat has an anchor which ensures we don’t all drift out to see on a whimsical dream.

Not always a bad thing!  Youthful parties easily get out of hand and it’s important to maintain a STANDARD.  Let me change that to, it is crucial to maintain a standard.  I do have a bit of a thing for Saturn…

Firstly, for yourself.  People will meet you at the standards you accept.  If you lower your standards for other people, do what Gemini does best and as yourself WHY?  The Full Moon might shine the light in your face, encouraging you to Secondly, as a turbo Sag I learnt that there is no freedom without boundary.  Free from WHAT?  Free from your past.  For sure! The mutable signs of Sagittarius and Gemini love change and do not hold on to the past.  Though as I already mentioned Mercury is at 29 Taurus and still clinging to old ideas with admirable strength / staunch stupidity.  As the boys used to say to me at Uni, “Fran, get over it! Are you not over it yet?”  I mean, easier said than done!  So it’s the ability to take what we genuinely value and bring it forward.

“You make me feel free.”  Why do people say this?  “Because you understand and support me.”

Saturn is still at the apex of a Yod from the Sun and the North Node.  Our responsibilities shape us. Go forth, understand, and be ready to change your perspective, something that Sagittarius understands happens when you change your surroundings, when you move in other cultures and experience fresh daily existences. Meet, greet, laugh, enjoy, get loud and silly… but know when to eat and go to bed.  The Moon is a baby and wants to play but all babies thrive with secure and safe boundaries.  Set the limit and explore it to the max.

In all seriousness – this is ripe with opportunity for a bit of a challenge and release to the ways we think, but it requires us to do something.  You don’t get to go on the date unless you ask someone out.  Do something different and enjoy the ride!

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Francesca Oddie by Francesca Oddie - 2w ago

The New Moon in Taurus is imminent.It’s more than a cosmic coincidence that Uranus moves to Taurus on the same day as the New Moon.  Also, this New Moon falls very close to the Fixed Star Algol.

“The head of Medusa from Greek mythology is represented by the infamous Algol fixed star at 26º Taurus. As part of constellation Perseus, Algol was regarded by the ancients as the most evil star in the heavens, but is its reputation warranted? If Algol was truly so malevolent then we would find it common in serial killers. We just don’t find it there, though it is present in some dictators. But it is true that Algol has a connection with death and pain.”

I wasn’t planning on writing about that!! Ha!  However, it’s a very real fact that this fairly mental Fixed Star is involved in the lunation.

A note on alcohol, Algol, Al kol, spirits and the supernatural:

“Dr Rachel Hajar, an accomplished modern-day editor, author and medical advisor, while researching an article on alcohol for her online medical journal, found additional dual meanings in ancient Arabic texts;

1 – Al kol: Genie or spirit that takes on varied shapes or a supernatural creature in Arabic mythology.

2 – Al kol: Any drug or substance that takes away the mind or covers it.”

Most of us know that getting smashed either takes you to this place of warm, fuzzy, connected FLOW.  Or to a place of argumentative, melancholic, dissatisfied, empty, fear and longing.  There isn’t much in-between.

Alcohol opens us up to spirit (clue is in the name) and attracts entities that match the vibration we are at.  I stopped drinking when I could feel my mood was low in 2008.  At school and uni I would try and drink through it, never wise! Ah – just thinking about it hurts!

Lurking spirits attach to us with ease when we are hammered.  Our boundaries drop.  Magic nights seem to make us FLY. I love magic nights.  However, the risk is losing our head and making massive huge mistakes.

Think about that on a collective level for the New Moon in Taurus.

Couple that with Uranus, the disruptor joining the party to shake shit up.  We can never predict what Uranus will do so we can watch and wait to see.  It’s an imminent arrival of stark change.  New feelings.  New ways of living and with all this Taurus energy it affects how we feel about money, ownership and what makes us rich.

In May 2000 the most recent Jupiter Saturn conjunction took place at 22 Taurus, it is a 20 year cycle.  A cycle of the times, a cycle of consumption, property booms, food obsession and Primark. Taurus themes (property, food, clothes.)  That was the last Jupiter Saturn conjunction in EARTH (stuff) for a few hundred years.  The next time they meet will be 2020 and it’s in Aquarius  AIR (less stuff.)  Many astrologers think this is the real Age of Aquarius, particularly with Pluto en route ready to arrive in Aquarius in 2023.

What I mean is, we are moving from a cycle of consumption and ownership (Taurus) to a state of FREEDOM (Aquarius.)  Aquarius is all about ideas, humanitarian causes, speed, efficiency, unconventionality and equality.  It isn’t about emotion and sentimentality at ALL.  More about being a robot!

The planet Uranus rules the sign Aquarius and Uranus is heading to Taurus to start preparing us for this lighter, faster, less-is-more approach to life.  The main concern is that Uranus is CONTRARY AF.  Also, Uranus entirely unpredictable, rigid in it’s thinking, prefers to leave than compromise, it is sudden, abrupt, shocking and brazen.

I GUESS that this is all about Uber, Air BnB, freelance life, dietary supplements, data (Uranus) ownership (Taurus) (GDPR overload and the Facebook scandals could be hints about what is to come.)  Uranus rules all things Nuclear (efficient, unpredictable, highly reactive, leads to mutations) and Mr Trump himself is Sun Uranus in his natal chart, so lets see how this transit makes him behave!

This is all ideas and speculation… also a bit of a download of all the things I’ve been thinking about.

I invite you to reflect on what you value, what makes you feel rich, what clutter are you carrying, how much space do you have and need in your cupboards and relationships.  Where do you want to be in 2 years (the 5 year plan is too long, things are speeding up.)

Uranus will make things happen QUICKLY!  Immediately.  But be careful what you wish for and remember who you are dealing with!  I’ve said this before but it’s a good way to think about it…. Uranus and Aquarius rule computers.  Think how pissing annoying computers are.  You have to tell the computer what to do in exactly the way it demands.  If the code is slightly incorrect, you don’t get the desired result.  My Dad is v. Aquarius and if we say one word wrong in a sentence he absolutely cannot read between the lines and understand what we mean.  I’m always like, “FFS! It’s obvious!!” And he’s always like “No, you said quicker but what you meant was shorter!”

Computers are the same, they can’t infer what you mean with context; the input must be in the order it demands.  Uncompromising and hyper rational = Aquarius and computers.  BUT – be careful what you ask for, the universe is vibing with this LITERAL path and well, think it through!  It will happen fast, so do manifest, but do really really really consider what you value and what makes you feel rich.

As always I’m nuts busy, but SLOWING down is all the more important at this time.  This new cycle is prompting people to book in for readings.  You are all always welcome via Zoom or in Battersea.  Email me hello@francescaoddie.com and provided my computer hasn’t exploded, I’ll be there.

Big love,

F xxx

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Francesca Oddie by Francesca Oddie - 2w ago

Well well.  Here we have it Love and War.

A Full Moon in Libra opposing The Aries Sun.  On a v basic level Libra represents, harmony, love, beauty and balance.  On a v basic and extreme level Aries represents action, anger and assertiveness.  All the ‘a’ words for Aries, the first sign of the zodiac.

However, actions speak louder than words and the Aries who goes out and makes it happen for the person they love is more romantic than the Libran who constantly poses the alternative perspective (i.e. is contrary, provocative and antagonistic.)

BALANCE.  All the signs work in a ping pong, north-south, attraction and repulsion where at some mystical, IDEAL point… they meet in the middle and celebrate their differences.  For about 5 minutes, after lots of wine.  Most of the time life and relationships are a balancing act that require trapeze artist skills that almost none of us possess.  So we fall off, get up and try again.

LOVE and relationships are what Full Moons are about, this opposition!  Particularly this moon because my number one BABE Venus has just gone home to Taurus (insert 1000 heart emojis) and Venus also rules Libra.  I love Venus and I love Taurus, I loves the sensual enjoyment, the food, the PLEASURE, the easy attractive powers of Venus and Taurus so this really is a time to luxuriate and eat all the choc!

Mars (ruler of Aries) is being tamed with Saturn in Capricorn also forming a T-Square to the Full Moon.  I.e. DISCIPLINE and moderation eases this imbalance.  Venus is just leaving Uranus,  wow so LIBERATED!  The free woman who goes out and does what she wants!  Venus is pretty liberal anyway, I think Venus at 0 Taurus  just leaving Uranus is out to party.

Just be honest about what you love whilst you are alive. Work hard, focus on the goal and let your hearts desire drive you.

Mars in Capricorn is all about focus, achievement and delayed put potentially prolonged success.  Venus in Taurus with Uranus is all about tapping into our instincts and then being really super authentic about what we love.  These guys are the dispositors of our Sun (Mars rules Aries)  and Moon (Venus rules Taurus).  Some retrograde action from Mercury is giving us time to rethink our direction.  LOVE.  Don’t be driven by headstrong saturnine focus and ambition. At some point true love knocks on our door and all that ambition will go out the window… The attractive power of Venus in Taurus has a strong pull!

I don’t know the question, but love is the answer.

There’s no point climbing halfway up the mountain and then realising that you don’t even want to be there!  Good for fitness, but not good on making the most of your time here on earth.

Mars and Saturn together is not usually a sign of hilarity and fun.  The two malefics brewing up a storm!  There is a Mars Saturn thread in my family.  All the men (and me, natch) have a Mars Saturn aspect… they are determined and relentless.  Frank always says that having Mars Saturn together is like driving around with your foot flat out on the accelerator… and the brake at the same time.  With this Mars Saturn at the apex of the T Square, we find release through… that?   Well prolly not, it’s thorough, slow, pragmatic and a well thought-out building process.

Putting that in English – acknowledge, assess and work on building a strong bridge between you and the people you love!  It’s not a quick process, it’s a lifetime’s work!   Lunation by house – this is best if you know your rising sign but you can work with these indicators if you have no idea!

1st house

Libra Rising

Try actually telling people what you want instead of expecting them to be telepathic, work on building something with someone you love?  Cooking a meal together counts!  Don’t let them call all the shots!

2nd House

Virgo Rising

This is so superficial… but… shopping?  Maybe you’ve been stashing all the cash.  The Full Moon in Libra values beauty and your appearance.  Don’t go mad, you could buy one quality thing that will last?  Or even just look at what you already have and look polished this weekend.

3rd House

Leo Rising

– Your eye might always be on the horizon and the big dreams, perhaps it’s time to sort out the to do list and battle with the detail.  The devil lies in the detail I’m afraid? Enlist a pal or lover who will help you sort yourself our and eliminate the excess tasks that are not serving you.

4th House

Cancer Rising

Work work work work – been working?  Been busy? Been achieving and stressed?  It’s time to cook, hang out with the family and cuddle on the sofa.  Guess what, you’ll be able to work MUCH more efficiently if you actually take a break!  Have a kit kat!

5th House

Gemini Rising

You’re a sociable type anyway and now that spring is here perhaps people are getting in touch and suggesting dinner, drinks and a “catch up.”  That’s fine if that’s what you want to do but does that represent fun to you?  Creativity is intelligence having fun – what do you find to be fun?  If it’s not sitting in a bar listening to other people, don’t go.

6th House

Taurus Rising

Been feeling a recent sense of longing? A pull to a higher calling?  To find meaning and peace somewhere?  Perhaps the urge to escape is strong now, but it’s in work, routine, health and diet that we can find peace.  The body knows before the mind.  Look after your body and nature will do the rest.

7th House

Aries Rising

A ripe moon that suggests perhaps it’s time to think before you act.  Aries is great for making things happen but at this time, chill out a bit, listen to other people and use their advice wisely, it’s a more efficient way to work.  Standing on the shoulders of giants.  Take the time to spend some of your bubbling energy on a partner you love.

8th House

Pisces Rising

So, interesting one.  There’s a choice here of settling debts, checking out your end of year savings, monitoring things before the end of the tax year and being super brave in your most intimate relationships.  This can include your friendships, how well are you trusting the people around you?

9th House

Aquarius Rising

Analysis Paralysis vibes. We can analyse the detail all day long but until you book the trip, book the course or take the leap, nothing will happen.  There is a place of belief beyond our rational understanding. Deep breaths and go explore it.

10th House

Capricorn Rising

This is interesting.  As much as you might be working to provide for your family, working hard to earn money and provide security.  Is your career for YOU?  Are you doing what you love the most or is it the most financially safe option? How do you want to be remembered?  What is your calling?  Work towards that, at least part time.

11th House

Sagittarius Rising

Your children and creative projects may be really fascinating, talented and interesting TO YOU, but not everyone cares, so tone it down a little and chat amongst some other people with different lives and different experiences.  Always keep your perspective broad.  Not everyone shares your beliefs and optimism in everything you see and your gift of enthusiasm must always be stretched so that it doesn’t get preachy.

12th House

Scorpio Rising

With the moon in the 12th house it’s time to get zen. Meditation, yoga, a dog walk ON YOUR OWN.  Write your journal and turn the bloody phone OFF.  Osho says that Tantra and spiritual bliss is found in knowing when to sack off the routine and do what feels joyful to you.  So abandon the diet, the routine and the to do list and get in the bath.  You are welcome.

Failing that – go out on Saturday night and dance till dawn!

Happy Easter and subscribe to my newsletter if you’re not already on my spam list!

Chocolate Love,

F xxxx

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The new moon is a time of magic, intention and fresh starts… and sleep!!  I try and make it a thing to turn off my phone and really zombie out at the new moon.  A guaranteed chill, relax and zone out at least once a month.  I’m super solid zombie tired as I write, almost delirious!

First things first, this is a New Moon in Pisces, the subconscious swirls around us as we delve into dreams, our intuition and the most mystical part of ourselves.  This lunation is very close to Chiron “the wounded healer” – what do we learn from pain and suffering?  To be KIND to people!  Pisces is the kindest and its kindness rooted in compassion and understanding.  There is something about this New Moon that relates to how we are better people because of our suffering.  Some of the best people out there have had a hard time of it, Chiron ensures we are not spoilt.  It’s a terrible thing to be spoilt, and it’s difficult, potentially impossible, to recover something once it is rotten.

This is something I posted on Instagram a few weeks ago, at the start of Pisces season.  It described the dreamy, creative nature of the skies out there that had a bit of kick from Mars in Sagittarius, encouraging us to explore, expand and well, emigrate to a faraway land of magic!  This is the end of Pisces season, the end of the astrological year, time to wind down.

At the time of this lunation Mars will be at the very final degree of Sagittarius, 29 degrees and 54 minutes to be precise.  That is one hell of a wild horse!  The final degree of Sagittarius has is such a potent place to be because Sagittarius is such a last minute energy anyway!  Why?  Because Sagittarius is optimistic and always believes it has more time than it actually does. Constantly distracted by people, ideas and adventure it often takes Sagittarius a while to actually get to where they dreamt of going.  When we reach the final degree of Sagittarius the belief switches to what they believe they can do in a short space of time… the miracle of time-bending.  At this time though, this impatient, restless Sagittarius energy might be pushing us to do too much.  I’m very familiar with this “mind over matter” approach to life, trying to do more than is humanly possible.  Going out when I have zero energy and thinking I’ll just find some energy from somewhere.  I certainly used to battle with that when I was younger and burn myself out, I’m far more boring now but still have a tendency to do too much.  It’s a modern problem!  Listen to your body this weekend and give yourself some Pisces NOURISHMENT with calm, meditation and a slower pace of life.  Aries season is coming and well, you need the rest for that!

Mars has no more aspects to make in the sign of Sagittarius, his journey in Sagittarius complete but his dreams and new ideas are eternal, you can’t take away the memories as he moves into Capricorn.

Mars is exalted in Capricorn. Mars the great fighter and the warrior is tamed and given something constructive to do in Capricorn.  Think of a wild energetic toddler in a ball pit as Mars in Sagittarius but Mars in Capricorn is the toddler with lego; focussed, concentrating and determined to create.  The energy is harnessed well.  Time for us to harness our energy and step out of the fog zone!

Jupiter, the ruler of Pisces and Sagittarius is retrograde.  He’s going backwards and asking us to reconsider our beliefs and dreams, taming the impulsivity.  Encouraging us to think broadly and making sure we realise that whatever we decide to do will last.  As Mars hits Saturn and enters Capricorn he’s building with lead and not lego!  This gift of time to evaluate what we are doing will be great.  Plan, re-structure, start again.  Take yo time!

Venus and Mercury are in impatient, Aries but they too are being tamed by a square to slow time-Lord Saturn, no bad thing when we look at the rest of the sky.  Mercury also is slowing down ready to retrograde.  To me, this is explore the depths, explore your dreams, listen to what your intuition is telling you.  Energy doesn’t lie.  There is more to everything that meets the eye and the only way we really know what to do is by listening to our heart and listening to how we feel.  Asking people for advice often leads to confusion as we try to assimilate their perspectives too.  Meditate, connect and then start making plans and absolutely do not be afraid to change them as the picture expands with clarity.

The Moon herself, sitting with the Sun, takes a break and taps into inner wisdom.  Hopefully it’s available in abundance at this time and  we can easily see what needs addressing!  Too distracted, too sensitive? Not sensitive enough?  Too many dreams and not enough action?  Feeling like a victim? Surrounded by victims?  Too many problems (AKA a victim FYI) it’s time to change the record.  New Moon intentions work!

How to set intentions?

Write them down.  Have a think and focus on “wellness”  spiritual health, energy levels, forgiveness, dreams, direction, sensitivity; the gentle instincts that call us.  All the magical matters!  Remember, Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac so we are dealing with the final, finest and highest levels of life and our psyche.  What have you learnt in this last astrological year?  What do you what to take with you after the equinox on Tuesday?

Here are some examples of things you might want to consider…

“I want all debilitating sensitivity easily lifted from me.”

“I want to attract, recognise and begin spending time with those where on a spiritual path that is similar to my own.”

“I want to experience total forgiveness in the situation with xxxxxxx.”

“I want wisdom leading to loving people unconditionally.”

“I want the habit of procrastination totally lifted from me.”

“I want to to easily recognise when I am taking on too much.”

“I want to trust the universe and know that the timing is perfect.”

These are just some ideas. You want to write 10 and focus on your own chart, your own life… do you need to forgive yourself, or others? Plan more, plan less?  Are you being impatient or do you need to start setting some seeds and making some longer term goals?  This is all food for thought and time to start making an initial sketch for future plans.

Hope this makes sense!  The New Moon is on Saturday at 13.11 in the UK or as I prefer 1.11pm  Somewhere in the world it will be at 11.11am.  That is some angelic vibes right there.

Big love,

F xx

P.S. Don’t get too drunk!  This has over the top (Sagittarius) drunk (Pisces) written all over it!

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