Transits & Forecasts

Full Moon in Cancer, January 12th, 2017 – Marching to the Heartbeats

"Le Concert" (1957), by Marc Chagall.
“Le Concert” (1957), by Marc Chagall.

The domestic dimension of Cancer is not just a literal one. I like to think of Cancer (and, by analogy, the 4th House) as the sign where home is something to be experienced on all levels, including the spiritual and emotional planes that are infused with that familiar, yet often enigmatic need to belong somewhere. Home as an inner state of being. Home as the private universe that dwells in each one of us – our intimate world, the one we create from within the Soul.

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Mercury stations Direct, January 8th, 2017 – Sentient

Kaii Higashiyama (1908-1999), The Mist Is Fading, from the artist's book of illustrations 'The Four Seasons of Kyôto'
Kaii Higashiyama (1908-1999), The Mist Is Fading, from the artist’s book of illustrations ‘The Four Seasons of Kyôto’

Mercury takes a turn to resume direct motion on January 8, stationing direct at 28°52′ Sagittarius. The winged messenger of the Gods has been backtracking through the Zodiac since December 18 of last year, when he came to a halt in the sober, austere sign of Capricorn, where Pluto welcomed him into the grim underworld of the Souls and handed him the autocratic robes of the psychopomp

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Venus enters Pisces, January 3rd, 2017 – What your Soul sings

Taken from the "Bypassing the Rational" series, by Maciek Jasik - maciekjasik.com
Taken from the “Bypassing the Rational” series, by Maciek Jasik – maciekjasik.com

The start of this year 2017 will be remembered, astrologically speaking, for the languid, protean concentration of Piscean vibes. First ushered in by Mars’ entrance into the sign of the fishes (already occupied by Chiron and Pisces ruler Neptune), the build-up of energy is now enriched by Venus. The Goddess of Love joins in on January 3rd, amplifying the watery, empathic, magical mood – like spiritual balm on the wounds inflicted by the year we’ve left behind.

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Uranus stations Direct, December 29th, 2016 – No Damn Brakes

"Chagrin Tenebreux", by Georges Mathieu.
“Chagrin Tenebreux”, by Georges Mathieu.

On the same day of the sobering, sophisticated Capricorn New Moon, Uranus, the surreal lord of paradox and liberation, stations direct at 20°33 Aries, having been retrograde since July 30 (24°30 of Aries is where the Rx station began). While Uranus doesn’t figure into the New Moon itself, this convergence has a powerful symbolic significance in setting the tone for the start of the new year and the next phase of our life.