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January 1st 2017: Mars conjunct Neptune Astrology

January 1st 2017: Mars conjunct Neptune Astrology

Mars is currently dancing with Neptune in Pisces. Mars doesn’t really like to get up on the dancefloor but Neptune in her own sign is insistent. YOU WILL dance, step forward, back and sideways to a half hidden melody, to truths that are no longer true and face deception uncertain and semi wary.

Dancing is good. Until you are exhausted and it’s time to go home.

Neptune in turn is confronted by this vast energy of Mars. Make your dreams real Mars yells as Neptune dances away.

2017 will be full of dancing, dreams being made real, and certainties being undone.

Horoscope: Stars for January 2012

Horoscope: Stars for January 2012

Well January 2012 is here. First the aspects to take note of (all times are Australian AEST):

  • Jan 7/8 sees Mercury at 28/29 degrees Sag, first sextiling Saturn then Neptune.
  • The full moon on Monday Jan 9 is at 18 degrees Cancer 5:30pm
  • Venus trines Saturn, conjuncts Neptune then heads straight into Pisces on Friday 13th. Wham bam…!
  • A new moon on January 23rd is at 2 degrees Aquarius 5:40pm
  • And then Mars goes retrograde on January 24th 2012 at 23 degrees Virgo 10:53am 


Capricorn (January 2012 horoscope)

When you look back over the last year, you realise how much you have changed. More than other years I think, no? But only in one area so far. Never mind, Pluto will make sure you continue to change, and it will start in other areas. So if your looks/appearance has changed, now it’s time for you career and love life and house to change. Yep all of them. If your job changed, now the others will too. This goes deeper and wider than you thought. But I think you’ve got some time to “go slow”. Mars is retro and that will help you get used to things – Mars in Virgo and Pluto in Cap. I’d love to know what you are doing with 2012 Capricorn!

Aquarius (January 2012 horoscope)

The end of the month is definitely your time as the Sun in your sign makes a courtesy call on your Ruler Uranus in Aries and then there is a New Moon in Aquarius. You will shine! Have you been bored lately? Not sure where things are heading? The next 4-6 weeks will be very telling. By March/April you won’t know yourself. Sudden changes are not for everyone but I think you will enjoy these very much. Of course it depends on your viewpoint and mood. Just trust you will be in a great place by August.

Pisces (January 2012 horoscope)

Neptun is heading into Pisces soon. That is so exciting isn’t it! Your frustration with people who don’t understand that underlying everything is spirituality will diminish and you will find your “group” or spiritual family. No, not a cult, just good friends that share the same interests and values as you. You won’t have to explain everything and be called a “wacko” for saying it out loud. I think Uranus in your sign for such a long time helped to remove your shyness but still, it’s about time you weren’t so isolated. Just try to go through the next few years conscious, Pisces, not in a drunken or otherwise intoxicated haze. You’ll appreciate it more! I wonder if you have your friends that share your spiritual approach to life nearby already?

Aries (January 2012 horoscope)

This month will see you thinking too much about work too early in the year. What happened to your “destressing in 2012” resolution hmm? What I do see is in the first few weeks, more time spent chatting with work colleagues than pushing them. Nothing is fast enough at work but you do seem to be easing up a bit. Friends will be fun later in the month, take a few days off, ignore family dramas and head out for a picnic or the beach with old friends. Once Mars goes Retro on the 24th, you won’t be feeling too flash – take a painkiller if you must and have a lie down. You’ll be up again in no time! And what are you going to do to destress in 2012?

Taurus (January 2012 horoscope)

How are you finances? A bit quiet after Christmas? Wishing you hadn’t spent so much or maxed out your Visa card? Don’t worry, you’ll be squeezing more money in soon, probably from a hobby or a passion you hadn’t expected to be able to make money from. Follow that development! Later in the month a romance will suddenly settle down if it’s been all about. Perhaps things were going well until Christmas then you lost touch with intimacy? It’s back. If it’s not then I’m sorry but it might be gone for good. At least the arguing will vanish until August at least! Do you prefer to be in an argumentative relationship or peacefully/boringly on your own?

Gemini (January 2012 horoscope)

Chat, chat chat with your significant other. Lucky for you they understand how you like to jabber on about your day. And they appreciate it, even if they don’t say so – not everyone can be entertaining about daily chores and tasks like you Gemini! Don’t gloss over concerns though in an effort to be amusing. If you are worried about money, signal the “serious discussion time” warning. The other people in your life think you are doing so well, they might miss the signs if you jump from one subject to another. Try and get out at the end of the month to nature or a beach, you’ll be rewarded with a fresh perspective. I wonder if you know how much people do listen to you?


Cancer (January 2012 horoscope)

I think you are secretly concerned about something at home and you haven’t spoken up yet. Well you will and very soon. They need to hear it! I wouldn’t clear the air after Mars goes retrograde, that will just cause more hassles. Early is good. Venus is shining on you all month, so you have nothing to fear from whatever it is you want to say. Just beware of a Scorpio or similar in the background – he or she wants to put a spin on your words that you don’t actually mean. So be very clear. Write it out if necessary. Ask for help perhaps?

Leo (January 2012 horoscope)

Your creativity knows no bounds. Creativity is such a funny word – in astrology it can mean painting and singing, yes, but also children and rearranging the house in a more convenient way. No matter what you try, you will shine. I think you are contemplating a new “look”, perhaps a haircut? Leos are so great at changing their personality by changing their clothes. It will suit you and bring different things into your life. Do it.

Virgo (January 2012 horoscope)

Yes it’s time to lighten up on that person – someone has to be the adult and while you are “more right” that doesn’t mean it’s going to help. You are a good judge of what people need as much as what people should be doing – follow the need first. Need a project? Organise a party, something under your own control and let your “perfectionist” streak come out there. You really are good at the organising stuff, aren’t you? Give it an outlet where you don’t rely too much on others.  Let me know what project you chose?

Libra (January 2012 horoscope)

Oh I like what you have been doing, you work hard on the details don’t you? The little things that make life beautiful. Keep doing it – Mercury says so early on, and then so does Mars later. The people who notice really love you, you know that right? You will get spiritual insight as you turn mundane tasks into works of art. Arrange flowers, rearrange furniture, paint the window frames. It’s like a meditation to you. Beauty speaks into your mind: let it. What is Beauty saying?

Scorpio (January 2012 horoscope)

Are you planning on getting a new car or  mode of transport? Getting around has been challenging for a couple of years now, or at least it’s not the same as it used to be. Never mind, use Pluto to show you how to change your transport requirements. Get a bike, or roller skates. Jog to work, catch public transport, find a way to make your daily travels more interesting to you. I think a friend is more interested in you than you first realised. What are you going to do about that?

Sagittarius  (January 2012 horoscope)

Oh Sag, you are in for a treat this month. Trines to your ruler, Jupiter and sextiles from Mercury in your sign means you should be having a great time. Will the party ever stop? Just be careful what you say, you do have a tendency to pay the piper later.  Certainly by the end of the month, that thing you said that you shouldn’t have will come back to bite you on the… You know, later it will seem funny but for right now practice saying “this is me, take me or leave me, but this is me”. We love you the way you are!
 So there are the stars for January 2012. I hope they are informative. Please let me know if you like them and would like me to do more?
August 2010 – Monthly Horoscopes – Astrology

August 2010 – Monthly Horoscopes – Astrology

Planetary aspects for August 2010, Australian date and times.

  • AUGUST 3rd: Jupiter (3 Aries) squares Pluto (3 Capricorn) at 3:32PM
  • AUGUST 4th: Mars (3 Libra) opposes Jupiter (3 Aries) at 2:19 PM
  • AUGUST 4th: Mars (3 Libra) opposes Pluto (3 Capricorn) at 2:58 PM
  • AUGUST 7th: Venus enters Libra 1:47PM
  • AUGUST 7th: Venus opposes Uranus (O Aries) at 5:58PM
  • AUGUST 9th: Venus conjunct Saturn both 1 degree Libra at 3:23AM
  • AUGUST 10th: Venus opposes Jupiter (2 Aries) at 9:40 AM
  • AUGUST 10th: Venus square Pluto (3 Capricorn) at 2:04AM
  • AUGUST 14th: Uranus re-enters Pisces 1:36PM
  • AUGUST 17th: Jupiter opposes Saturn (2 Libra) at 6:44 AM
  • AUGUST 21st: Venus conjunct Mars (13 Libra) at 4:48 AM
  • AUGUST 21st: Saturn (2 Libra) square Pluto (2 Capricorn) at 8:15 PM

The beginning of the month is intense for early Cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer and Cap). With Jupiter, Pluto, Mars (then Venus) Saturn and for a short time Uranus converging on those first few degrees, it’s like a party that quickly gets out of control. Perhaps a few nights in with a book and glass of wine if you are tired of the excitement? If not, expect a wild ride.

Uranus is in his final throes – one last pass into Pisces. Expect not to be hoodwinked this time by fast talkers and bedroom eyes. You’ve fallen for Charisma with Uncertainty once too often. If it’s career focussed, be sure to practice your “yeah yeah whatever” look – it will see you through.

Jupiter opposite Saturn will bring up a challenge. Will you expand into leadership or retract back into relationships? No answer is the right answer. But one will demand the other will beckon. It’s up to you.

Finally Saturn square Pluto brings immense change in finance and business. Expect a large company to collapse. One that looked secure and longlasting.

Astro Planets for February 2010

Astro Planets for February 2010

There are three major planetary configurations this month and the two major ones hit Pluto at 4 degrees Capricorn. Saturn the planet of limitations is in a square at 4 degrees Libra – the peacemaker will have to contend with the capitalist. In other words, there’s a fight brewing at work, in your industry or around the globe that cannot be avoided. Jupiter at 4 degrees Pisces says “take a chill pill” while sextiling (positive) Pluto. Pisces has a habit of doing the washing up everytime a fight come a’knocking on the door, so make sure you stand your ground, lay out your concerns or boundaries and then gracefully step back. No point flogging it to push a point – and Pluto loves to break things down irrevocably, burning bridges and leaving no stone unturned. You don’t need to give into that:

  • February 1 Saturn Square Pluto 4 Libra/Capricorn 21 at 7:26 AM Sydney, Australia time
  • February 7 Jupiter Sextile Pluto 4 Pisces/Capricorn 21 at 3:50 AM Sydney, Australia time
  • February 17  Neptune Conjunct Chiron 26 Aquarius 14 at 3:00 PM Sydney, Australia time

Neptune conjunct Chiron will see the release of a new drug, an operation or “cure” that heals. In your life, it could be a time when you add a group or find friends that support you in a new way. If you know someone young and impressionable they may be attracted to a group that is damaged or involved in drugs (Neptune rules drugs). We choose how we want to use the energies depending on our experience.

Astro Planets for January 2010

Astro Planets for January 2010

The Jan 15th eclipse is the real start of the New Year, especially as Capricorn means corporate and business.   Be aware that Saturn squares Pluto on the first of Feb but impacts most of January. Lots of power struggles limiting activity especially in business there. Try and get to the water/beach if  in the Australian Summer – Jupiter in Pisces can soothe but only around water.

  • January 1 Full Moon Eclipse 10 Cancer 21 at 5:23 AM Sydney, Australia time
  • January 4 Saturn is retrograde 4 Libra 39 1:56 AM Sydney, Australia time
  • January 15 New Moon Eclipse 25 Capricorn 01 5:07 PM Sydney, Australia time
  • January 18 Jupiter enters Pisces 00 Pisces 00 12:10 PM Sydney, Australia time

Those were the major aspects for January 2010 – do any of them aspect YOUR chart?

Stars for June 2009

Stars for June 2009

All times are given in Sydney Australia times – GMT +10 hours.


Mars leaves Aries and enters Taurus on June 1st at 7:18am

Immediately the heated frustration from Mercury retrograde communication muckups cools, and an earthy grounded energy focusses on achieving practical comfort ensues. On June 4th at 2:36pm, Mars 2 degrees Taurus trines Pluto at 2 degrees Capricorn – great for solid comfortable progress, just make sure you reward yourself with home cooking and quality wines. Taurus and Capricorn both know how to wine and dine themselves and others! 

The Full Moon on June 8th at 4:12am at 17 degrees Sag brings into focus our need for answers vs the need to explore. If you find yourself handing out philosophy when someone really wants practical examples and questions or you find yourself offering questions instead of answers to some one who is struggling, stop, and read the situation. The challenge that full moons bring is the right response across the axis. In the case of Gemini vs Sagittarius its questions/exploration of a simple situation vs answers/deep exploration of Sag. 

On June 23rd, Mars 16 Taurus trines Saturn 16 Virgo at 12:43AM, A new moon at 1 degree Cancer at 5:35AM immediately moves into an opposition with Destroyer Pluto 1 degree Capricorn at 5:41pm. Given the relationship between Saturn and Capricorn, many will experience a typical opposition challenge of balancing home, family and comfort, with leadership, ambition and career. The decision  you make on this date, will have energy and take you far – choose wisely.

Dec-Jan 2009 Major aspects

Dec-Jan 2009 Major aspects

jupiter-aqWe finish 2008 on a bang!

Monday 22nd December at around 7:30pm, we have Sun conjunct Pluto at zero degrees Capricorn. Pluto in Cap is not going to be very considerate of family issues (opposes Cancer, family). Whatever starts to blow up on Monday night will see you through Christmas and develop slowlyinto something bigger than Ben Hur over the next oh, decade or so. That sounds like fun doesn’t i!

The new year opens with Saturn retrograde. A slow revealing look at poor structures and ill fated decisions. 4am New Years Day is not the time to be driving home drunk. Trust me.

But Jupiters entry in Aquarius in early hours of January 6th 2009 will bring a philosophical acceptance to the changes Pluto is wroughting. Cultivate a distance and openness that Jupiter/Aquarius requires and you won’t get sucked into the deep Pluto/Capricorn moods.

Finally, The eclipse on January 26th, 2008 at 6 degrees Aquarius conjunct Jupiter will open our minds. Is there a situation that you just can’t accept? A new sister in law who is just too strange? A job that doesn’t make sense? The end of January brings an acceptance to situations outside of the social norm. Backtracking during Mercury retrograde is the order of the day anyway. (January 12 at 7 degrees Aquarius until Feb 1st at 21 degrees Capricorn).

In case you haven’t noticed, Pluto starts the story, with Saturn. But Aquarian Jupiter brings relief or at least an acceptance of non-conformist solutions.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from Sydney Australia.

EDIT: Elsa Elsa has a great post on Jupiter in Aquarius.