Venus stations direct Wednesday, ending its six week retrograde in Gemini. [I am covering this in two parts in PW Daily — part one is here.] We’ve experienced lots of unusual astrology during these weeks, including the Venus transit of the Sun, an event so rare that a child born this spring would have to live to be 108 in order to see the next one.
A poet can withstand anything but a typo.
Yesterday, we sent out the text of the horoscope without any of the corrections having been applied. There’s a first time for everything. What you read was basically the rough draft of the horoscope. Our forensic scientists and our underwater search and rescue dog are working on the case; meanwhile we’ve revised the text.
We had a bit of rough text in the Aries horoscope that managed to get past all of us. Thanks to April (a fine Aries name) for pointing it out.
While I’ve got your attention, and apropos of Aries, we’ve pulled together a compilation of my writing about Eris, which has a lot to say about Eris in Aries. You can find that here.
Eris was discovered in 2005 and named in 2006, leading to the ‘demotion’ of Pluto into a dwarf planet, and the recognition that Ceres is more than an asteroid. Though it’s been more than seven years since the discovery (that anniversary was January 5), so far as I can tell, Eris is not a topic of open conversation in professional astrology. It’s still a boutique item, generally mentioned only by the few of us who track the newly-discovered bodies.
This weekend is the first exact alignment of the Uranus-Pluto square. We’ve been watching this one develop for a long time, both in the culture and as an astrological event. For those individuals born in the 1940s and 1950s, this astrology may be reminiscent of an exciting time in your life — a time when it seemed possible to change the world. For those born in the 1960s through the mid 1970s, you may be noticing your spirit called to awakening and action like nothing you’ve ever felt before.
In yesterday’s edition of Daily Astrology, I explained the background on the past 11 years of stressful astrology — a long series of aspects involving Saturn, which have felt like one test after the next, without our ever finding out our grade. If you want to know a bit about what you’ve been through since 2001, that post may give you a clue.
Today we have the Moonshine horoscope by Genevieve Hathaway, who wrote her column in transit back from the United Astrology Conference on her way home to Cairo, Egypt. The Moonshine horoscope is based on your Moon sign, which is a good thing to know if you find astrology helpful. It will open up a new dimension of your astrological consciousness (and there are many more after that).