Aries New Moon: The Adventure Continues

Posted by Eric Francis

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Monday night we experience the Aries New Moon, the latest of a series of conjunctions in the energetic first sign of the zodiac. Late last week was the Venus-Sun conjunction; Sunday Mercury passed by the Uranus-Eris conjunction; and now the Moon and the Sun will form their first conjunction of the astrological year.

Welcome to the Vernal Freaquinox!

Posted by Eric Francis


As Eric writes, among many interesting features of the Equinox chart is that the Moon is conjunct Saturn and the Galactic Core to the degree. This is a reminder to stay strong on your spiritual footing, and not to let your mind be seized by prejudice, greed or uninformed opinions.

Monday Morning Astrology

Posted by Eric Francis


This is an extraordinary week. There are two conjunctions, both distinctive, though on Friday we experience the extremely rare conjunction of Uranus and Eris. As Eric notes, this is the third and last Uranus-Eris meeting before the two begin to separate. They will not form another conjunction until April 28, 2106.

Feel the Momentum: Venus Retrograde, Full Moon

Posted by Eric Francis


Venus is now retrograde, which shifts the emotional momentum of our moment in one gesture. The retrograde lasts through April 15. And at the same time the Moon is heading into full phase; the Virgo Full Moon happens March 12, a week from now, but this one is going to gather energy and go off like a clap of thunder.

The Essential Message of Pisces

Posted by Eric Francis


With the move from Aquarius to Pisces, the Sun has left the energy field of fixed and focused mental patterns, and entered the environment of flexibility, feeling and flow. As Eric writes, Pisces is here to draw you into your inner life, even as the world appears to be in a state of benighted mayhem.

When You Know, and When You Don’t

Posted by Eric Francis


As of Monday, Mercury is in late Capricorn, on the way to entering Aquarius Tuesday morning. From early Aquarius, Mercury will aspect Venus and Mars in Aries, and Ceres in Taurus. Before it gets there, though, Mercury must clear the final degrees of Capricorn, which has both private and public implications, and a caution to beware of glamour and guide yourself to sincerity.

Nessus on the Nodes: the buck stops now

Posted by Amy Elliott


Tuesday at 10:25 am EST (15:24:45 UTC), an aspect takes place that got Amy Elliott’s attention: the centaur Nessus will be exactly conjunct the lunar South Node. Melanie Reinhart’s catchphrase for Nessus is “the buck stops here”; Nessus passing the South Node could well be “the buck stops now.”

Remembering What You Might Forget

Posted by Eric Francis


“We need to remember that we have cosmic origins, even if we don’t remember what they are.” Sunday morning, Mercury stationed direct in Sagittarius in a conjunction to the Galactic Core. Eric Francis explains how we can work with this energy to keep a sense of meaning.