Author Archives: Eric Francis Coppolino

About Eric Francis Coppolino

Lives in Kingston, friend of critters, etc.

Mars, Pluto and Eris: Critical Moment

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

aug10-2020

This week we are in a particularly telling stretch of astrology, as Mars makes a square to Pluto and a conjunction to Eris. Both are slow-moving planets that define eras of history. These days Pluto spends under 20 years in a sign, while Eris is in the process of crossing Aries — which began in the late 1920s and wraps up in 2048.

Lots of Squares, and Notes on Lesson 5

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

july27-2020

Currently we are within range of many square aspects. Monday is the first quarter Moon, which is a square in the Moon-Sun cycle. Additionally on Monday, Venus in Gemini is square Neptune in Pisces; Mercury in Cancer is square Mars in Aries; and in a few days, Mars in Aries is square Pallas Athene in Capricorn.

New Moon Opposite Saturn

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

july20-1-2020

Today‚Äôs New Moon in Cancer is the second in a row — the first was the annular solar eclipse on the solstice, way back on June 21 (okay, just four weeks ago; it seems like longer, but I guess objects in the rearview are closer than they appear).

Mars-Chiron Conjunction in Aries: Identity and Healing

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

july13-1-2020

At 5:08 am EDT on Tuesday, Mars forms a conjunction to Chiron in Aries. This happens on an approximately two-year cycle; the prior event was in very late Pisces in December 2018, as Chiron was in the process of changing signs into Aries. There is something initiatory about this aspect: something I have seen can work to get us to the next phase of our lives, and place of awareness.