Astrology and how it affects our daily life: Mercury into Aries April 2017


 

                                                 

 

Astrological Event:

Mercury Moves (retrograde) into a new Sign

New Sign: Aries

Date: April 20 2017

What does it all mean?

Mercury is all about the mind… how we think… he is also the messenger and therefore relates to how we communicate… He rules over transportation, technology and innovation… He is the ruler of the signs Virgo and Gemini and is associated with the 3rd and 6th houses.

Aries is a fire sign, he likes action, he can be heroic or selfish. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, the most masculine planet of the horoscope. 

  • We can have less patience, and because there are several planets in retrograde motion right now, some of us may get frustrated when attempting to get our point across to someone less enthusiastic to our cause. 
  • Speaking our mind is easier, but care should be taken when  the conversation involves a “hot topic”. 
  • Some folks are going to expect instant answers to their queries and questions, or instant solutions, which, with the all the planetary retrograde motion going on right now, may not always be possible. 
  • Innovative ideas are possible. Under this influence our thoughts are exploitative, so it’s a good time to ask questions and learn about things that may be interesting. 
  • It’s a great time to share ideas with like-minded folks. And for some it could be a good time to put some ideas into action, just keep the retrograde motions in mind. Things don’t always turn out the way we had hoped during retrograde motion, however, that doesn’t mean that they don’t turn out at all… 🙂 
  • There could be “slow forward” motion in area’s relating to technology, transportation, computers and communications For those that work in these fields, there may be an increase of work. 
  • For fire sign people, (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) and those who have fire signs in their charts, are encouraged to be careful while speaking, driving and using dangerous equipment… less haste, more care is suggested. 
  • While we may all be touched by the Influence of Mercury in Aries, those with the following chart placements will feel the influence more. 
  • Mercury in Aries
  • Mars in Aries
  • Sun in Aries
  • Moon in Aries
  • Midheaven in Aries
  • Ascendant in Aries
  • Any Aspects to Mercury
 
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copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology April 12 2017

Astrology and how it affects our daily life: Pluto goes Retrograde April 20 2017


 

 

Pluto is the planet of regeneration, death, destruction, decay, sex, reincarnation, recycling and rejuvenation. He is the ruler of Scorpio (old ruler of Scorpio was Mars) and he is connected to the 8th house and the reproductive organs in the human body. Pluto is one of the outer planets of our system and as such, his influence isn’t as strong as the inner planets… but it will still affect us to some extent…He is retrograde in the sign of Capricorn and will remain retrograde until September 28 2017. 

What does it mean when Pluto goes Retrograde? 

  • We may find we are re-assessing our use of power, or how we “control or manipulate” others/situations.
  • Some folks may find they are “forced” into giving up bad habits.. (which isn’t a bad thing if it’s helps you to become a better you)
  • Our desire to control, or for control decreases, this can be a good thing for the folks around the folks who get through life by controlling or “bullying” others for the sake of their own agenda’s… But might not be so good for the folks who need a push to get motivated or moving with life. 
  • This can be a good time to reflect on how we have been dealing with the changes and transformations that have taken place since the last Pluto retrograde… if we haven’t been doing too well with our changes, we might get some clues on how to make it a little easier now. 
  • If you have folk in your life who have a tendency to want to control you, (remember, this is sometimes done out of love and good intentions) .. it’s as good a time as any right now to distance yourself from these folks or to remove them from your life all together. 
  • Those with the following in their natal, transit or progressed charts will feel the effects of this Pluto retrograde the most.
  • Sun in Scorpio
  • Moon in Scorpio
  • Pluto in Scorpio
  • Ascendant in Scorpio
  • Midheaven in Scorpio
  • Aspects to Pluto
  • Pluto aspects to the Sun, Moon Mars, Mercury, and Venus.
  • Sun in the 8th house
  • Pluto in the 8th house. 
Copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology April 11 2017

The Sun Moves into Taurus April 19 2017


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  • Sun Sign: Taurus
  • Element: Earth 
  • Ruled by: Venus
  • Connected to: The neck and Voice
  • Connected to: The 2nd house of financial and emotional security

 

Taurus Folk are, reliable, hard-working, dedicated and can be very, very stubborn… Don’t be fooled by their laid back manner and endless patience, they have a “stick to it” attitude that can out do the other signs, and they rarely ever quit once committed…

Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, who is all about luxury, beauty and money…. So Taurus folk are likely to be attracted to fine  food, good drink and expensive material possessions…

Happy Birthday Taurus have a fabulous day and an awesome year ahead….

  • Special birthday wishes go out to
  • Nicole K,
  • Emma,
  • Jessie,
  • John K,  
  • Pat…
  • And to all who celebrate a birthday during this sign. 
Those most influenced under this sign change are those who have the following in their birth chart or who’s progressed chart has the following.

  • Sun in Taurus:
  • Moon in Taurus:
  • Venus in Taurus:
  • Planets in the 2nd house. 
copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology April 11 2017

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Aquarius.. April 2017


 Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: April 19 6:52 am (ET)
  • Moon Sign: Aquarius 
  • Moon Phase: 3rd moves into the 4th on April 20
  • Void-of-Course: April 21 2:23 pm (ET) 11:23 am (PT) to moon into Pisces 3:43 pm (ET) 12:43 pm (PT) Aquarius Moon v/c is not one of the 4 “good signs” Try not to make any important decisions or commitments now. 
  • House(s): 4th: 4th house of domestic and family affairs:
  • Opportunity Period: April 19 @ 8:32 am (ET) 5:32 am (PT) to moon v/c on the 21st.  A good amount of time to do good for others, all the while remaining open to receiving good from others. 

 

What does it all mean?

  • Aquarius is “different”,  he is ahead of his time and capable of thinking and “seeing” things in a different way then the rest of us. 
  • Aquarius is ruled by Uranus,  the planet of  shock and chaos.
  • We may feel may inclined towards kindness, especially on a “global” level or towards animals, the elderly and those worse off. 
  • Getting along with our four-legged friends may be on the top of our list now. 
  • The time may be right to understand/learn about new technology, such as a new phone, tablet or t.v. 
  • This moon period can bring out the rebel in us, prompting us to try new things and or meet new people. 
  • Be careful not to break tradition just because one feels like being different or as some may see it, “difficult” Teenagers may feel the need to express themselves, so parents be for warned. 
  • Personal freedom and individuality is very important now. Partner’s try not to restrict each other’s movements. Parent’s it might be a tight line you walk now. Employer’s give your “worker’s” a little “slack”. 
  • Being organized might not be as easy now, so expect weird schedule’s and interrupted meetings…
  • Changes may be in the air…
  • Could be a good time for inventions… Perhaps keeping them to paper until after the 25 is advisable if the goal is for the invention to work. 
  • In the 4th house: May be a good time to do some funky updates on the domestic front. 🙂
  • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts. And too will those with strong Cancer or Leo placing in their charts. 
  • Note**Saturn in Sagittarius and Mercury in Taurus remain in retrograde motion. Pluto in Capricorn goes retrograde on the 20th. When planets are in retrograde motion, and especially when more than one planet is retrograde at a given time, we can expect delays, misunderstandings, re-doing, re-assessing, re-modelling… Issues from the past may resurface, and situations may repeat themselves. Life is unlikely to moving full steam ahead… patience is advised, along with checking and double checking our work and communication skills… If you don’t understand something, ask… even if you feel “silly” doing so, it’s better to ask now and find out what you need to know, instead of waiting for some time in the future to find out you may have made the wrong decision based on the “wrong” information. 
  • Moon in Aquarius
  • Sun in Aquarius
  • Uranus in Aquarius
  • Moon in the 4th house
  • Moon in Cancer
  • Ascendant or Mid-heaven in Aquarius
  • Any aspects to the Moon or the sun . 

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The Moon and Astrology

HOW IT AFFECTS OUR DAILY LIVES… 

In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-off-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void off Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void off Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-off-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Off-Course Moon:

These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

 

 

 

copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology update April 11 2017

 

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Capricorn…April 2017


Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: April 16 2017 7:05 pm (ET)
  • Moon Sign: Capricorn
  • Moon Phase: 3rd moves
  • Void-of-Course: April 19 5:57 am (ET) 2:57 am (PT) until Moon in Aquarius @ 6:52 am(ET) 3:52 am (PT) : Capricorn Moon v/c is not one of the 4 “good signs”
  • House(s) 3: Siblings and day-to-day activities:
  • Opportunity Period: None

What does it all mean?

  • Capricorn is business, duty and discipline. She is ruled by Saturn, the planet of restrictions. **Note Saturn is currently retrograde in Sagittarius. This may cause some delays, upsets in work and career environments. Mercury just went retrograde in Taurus. Communications may be slower, or breakdown.. be sure of what you say especially regarding work related issues. Computers, phones and technological or transportation equipment may experience some “glitches” **
  • We may be more in tune with our work/career or vocational direction.
  • Change may be more challenging to deal with, and we may be resistant towards it… 
  • Being disciplined towards our “duties/chores” may be easier to achieve. 
  • Dealings with the elderly may be in focus. 
  • Dealings with “authority” types, such as teachers, principles, supervisor’s may be in focus. Being respectful of such positions may help to alleviate tension. 
  • This could be a good time to get mundane business tasks out-of-the-way
  • If you have been waiting to get a “chaotic” situation under control, now may be a good time to do it. 
  • Rules and regulations may be in focus, and depending on how you deal with these, it could be a favorable time or a stressful one. 
  • Good time to watch, listen and learn: (Especially with Mercury and Saturn in retrograde motion)
  • We may find we are looking at our “worth” now, including the salary we get paid. With Saturn and Mercury both in retrograde, it might not be the best time to actually ask for that raise, but it is a good time to review your work so when the right time pops up, you will be ready to “present your case”. 🙂 
  • We are happy to work for our “keep”, knowing we are doing a good job. 
  • In the 3rd house… some of us may feel the need to be around our siblings… or it may be that a situation calls for a sibling get together… whatever the reason enjoy being with your sisters, brothers and cousins… it may be a busier few days, with lots of errands to be run and shopping to get done… perhaps even a trip to the local gym is on the agenda too.
  • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts. And those who have a strong Gemini or Cancer placing in their charts. 
  • Moon in Capricorn
  • Sun in Capricorn
  • Saturn in Capricorn
  • Sun in Gemini
  • Moon in the 3rd house
  • Any aspects to the Moon or Saturn
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  • In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-off-Course: 

  • There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void off Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void off Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-off-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Off-Course Moon:

  • These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.
  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

  • There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 
  • Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.
copyright:Greta McKenzie Astrology updated April 11 2017

Venus goes Direct :)


Astrological Event: Venus turns Direct

Date: April 15 2017

 

 What does it all mean? 

  • Venus is the planet of beauty, romance and money.. She rules Libra (Justice and Diplomacy) and Taurus (Financial and Material Security) 
  • While Venus has been retrograde, she may have caused a few hiccups or created some bumps in the road for some folks. Especially those with strong Venus placings in their chart. 
  • While being in retrograde motion, Venus has prompted some of us to review our relationships and close partnerships, not only have romantic relationships been in our “headlines” but also our business, friendships and family ones too. 
  • Now that Venus is finally turning direct again, it may mean that some of us will be heading towards new such relationships. Other’s may find it’s time to forgive and forget or to put negative emotional relationship issues in the “garbage” once and for all. 
  • For folks just starting out in a new relationship, Venus’s forward motion could give the go ahead to explore area’s not previously explored before. And for folks who have been in the relationship for a while, you could see your relationship moving to next level.. Marriage proposals, business partnerships, reconnecting with old friends and family are all possible as Venus is pleased to moving ahead… 
  • In the financial area, we could see new budgets being created especially if previous budgets have been under review during Venus retrograde motion. 
  • Decorating, gardening, shopping are all possible activities to get involved in as Venus turns direct, after a time of rest while in retrograde motion Venus is ready to get going in making your world beautiful again.
  • While Venus Direct will affect everyone, those with the following in their charts will feel the effects the most:
  • Sun in Libra
  • Sun in Taurus
  • Moon in Libra
  • Moon in Taurus
  • Any planets in the 2nd or 7th house
  • Ascendant in Libra or Taurus
  • Midheaven in Libra or Taurus 
copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology March 31 2017

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Sagittarius April 2017


Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: April 14 2017
  • Moon Sign: Sagittarius 
  • Moon Phase: 3rd
  • Void-of-Course: April 16 2:26 pm (ET) 11:26 am (PT) Moon v/c in Sagittarius is one of the 4 void of course  “good signs”.
  • House(s): 2nd: 2nd house of financial and material security.
  • Opportunity Period: After the moon goes void of course until moon into Capricorn at 7:05 pm (ET) 4:05 pm (PT). Work or Play, whatever you fancy, both should go well for few hours. 

What does it all mean?

    • Sagittarius is the most “easy-going” of the fire signs and is ruled by Jupiter “the lucky planet”
    • We are going to want our personal freedom now, so take care partners who have a possessive or jealous tendencies, they might not be tolerated for the next couple of days. 
    • Because Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter “the lucky planet” we may be feeling luckier then usual… Just take care not to go over the budget… 🙂 
    • We could have more energy for fun things such as music, sports and shows
    • It’s easier to try something new and exciting just take care not to get carried away.
    • Could be a good time to take a few days for rest, relaxation and laughter
    • Good time for day dreaming and making fantastic plans for the future.
    • In the 2nd house, focus is likely on our finances, some of us may even get lucky in this area… for others, you may be more generous than you should be, so check the budget and the larder first… 🙂 … Because this house also relates to our material security, we may also be looking at buying a house or moving to a foreign land.
    • While this moon will have a slight effect on all of us… those with the following in their charts will feel it stronger as will those who have a strong Gemini or Cancer placement in their charts. 
  • Moon in Sagittarius
  • Jupiter in Sagittarius
  • Moon in the 9th house
  • Ascendant in Sagittarius
  • Mid-heaven in Sagittarius
  • Moon in the 2nd house
  • Sun in Sagittarius
  • Aspects to the Moon and Jupiter.

In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-of-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void of Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void of Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-of-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Of-Course Moon:

These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology updated March 31 2017