The New Moon on June 27 2014 is at 5º Cancer on fixed star Tejat Posterior in the foot of Castor the mortal twin of constellation Gemini. Mercury is still retrograde and this New Moon falls just 2º from the point Mercury actually went retrograde. Therefore the themes of the retrograde period all come together at this New Moon. Tejat Posterior gives, according to Eric Morse, “The ability to express… Read More »


Betelgeuse is the famous bright red star in the shoulder of Orion. Currently it is positioned at 28º 45’ Gemini*. Orion is probably one of the most easiest constellations to recognise in the sky with three stars in a row for Orion’s belt and the sapphire blue Rigel at his foot. This collection has fascinated sky watchers for millennia. For the Egyptians, Orion was Osiris, the greatest god of them… Read More »


The Full Moon on June 13 2014 is at 22º Sagittarius. This beast of a Full Moon falls within an otherwise quite devil-may-care and joyful month. It’s a bit like the moon that came along to rain on your parade. Hmmmmm, well you might just be so exuberant you won’t give a damn. The Moon falls on Ras Alhague, which is the main star of Ophuichus the medicine man. He… Read More »


Mars stations retrograde on March 1 2014. Mars will traverse slowly backwards from 27º to 9º Libra. Like all retrogrades this period gives us a chance to look at things from a right-brain perspective. The effect is cyclical not linear, it is internalized and intuitive. Generally astrologers suggest that this a time where we find it hard to express our anger and become passive-aggressive. But the truth is far more… Read More »


The New Moon on May 28 2014 is at 7º Gemini in the stormy but passionate Hyades and igniting a very tight square to splashy Neptune. Neptune is still the apex of the same Yod pattern that was active in the Full Moon. Moon square Neptune is one of the most sensitive and compassionate aspects one can have, but we need to pay attention that its idealism is not misplaced,… Read More »


The Solar Eclipse on April 29 is at 8º Taurus and falls on Hamal in the forehead of Aries the ram. Eclipses are always important, but solar ones can blot out the Sun during the day which freaked out our ancestors. This eclipse is not total but it could freak us out anyway due to it containing the…gasp…tremor…faint…etc etc…Cardinal Grand Cross. Behold it’s a sign…zzzzzzz. No, it’s not the end… Read More »