The Sun is about to enter Libra—the zodiac sign of equilibrium. As the amount of darkness is slowly catching up with that of sunlight, and the days are getting shorter and shorter, a fascinating configuration is slowly aligning in the sky. And under the auspices of Libra, it is going to bring the celestial tensions to balance out during the month of October.
In this article we are going to talk about the Grand Trine of Air that is going to take place in mid October. In particular, we are going to deepen the role of Mars, as well as the way it is going to affect the Saturn-Uranus square. A configuration which is going to reach soon the peak of its latest wave.
I am very excited to publish my first video to introduce the new Astrology Course which is going to start on Thursday October 6! I hope to be able to transition to the video format to bring my contents to the public on a more enjoyable medium :)
General information about the Astrology Course:
40 hours in total
20 lessons of 2 hours each
held every 2 weeks on Thursdays
from 6:00pm to 8:00pm *Italy time*
To register, download the detailed program and the class schedule in PDF format click on the button below. You can use the FOLLOWER10 coupon valid until September 29 to take advantage of a 10% discount on the cost of the course. See you soon!
The sign of Virgo gradually takes us towards the Autumn Equinox, as sunlight decreases day by day. Mercury, Messenger of the Gods, is now strong and dignified right in Virgo, his nocturnal domicile. But since last week has started to slow down more and more in the sky, getting ready to turn retrograde and walk us through a long purification process.
On September 10 Mercury is going to turn retrograde at 8° 55′ Libra. In this article we are going to talk about the aspects that it is going to make with slower planets. And we are going to understand the overall process that the cosmic mind is going to undertake, with a beautiful symmetry worthy of Libra.
In a previous post, I’ve discussed about the conjunction between Mars, Uranus and the North Node. This conjunction, which is triggering the energy of the last eclipses, is still going on. And yet, Mars is catching our attention again. The God of War is indeed going to start soon a process that is going to involve the sky for the second half of the year.
On August 20, Mars is going to enter Gemini and it is going to stay there for a good seven months due to its retrograde motion. Mars turns retrograde roughly every other year. Last time we’ve been talking about it, it was in Aries during the second half of 2020.
In this article we are going to break down the main steps of this long transit, and we are going to talk about its aspects with the slower planets. In particular, we are going to focus on this fall, when Mars is going to make a long trine with Saturn and a square with Neptune.
Sometime ago a dear friend of mine reached out to me showing this beautiful wood handmade Three Zodiacs Wheel. Turned out that he’s making them on commission now, so I want to support him with this aside post.
The wood can be used to trace the planetary movements across all 3 Zodiacs:
The Tropical Zodiac
The Sidereal Zodiac
The Astronomical Zodiac
If we want to learn more about it, I’ve discussed about the differences between these Zodiacs in a previews article. Check-out the PDF at the bottom of the post to learn how it works!
Here’s some pictures (click on them to enlarge):
This is a beautiful way to tuning into the rhythm of the planets, and also getting a broader understanding about the difference between their seasonal (time) and physical (space) position.
You can find all the information about the product in the PDF down below, which I really recommend you to download!
Eclipse season one started on April 30th, and lasted for all May lunation, ending with the new moon in Gemini of May 30th. However, as I often report on this blog, eclipses are unpredictable events. This doesn’t mean that as astrologers we can’t predict them, of course. But It does mean that a precise timing is difficult to nail down.
In previous articles (especially on this one about the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio) we said that Mars would have been the activator of eclipse energy. This is because in general Mars is particularly suitable for lighting the fuse and blowing things up. In particular, this time it also rules half of the eclipses of the new cycle, taking place between the Taurus-Scorpio axis.
The end of spring is a peculiar period of the year. Sunlight gets weird, and the Sun is so high in the sky that it almost feels like it’s not even shining. It is as if it was standing still, precisely as the word Solstice suggests. And in this stillness the Sun seems to call the human soul, almost absorbing it, dragging it with him in the heavenly heights.
It’s this feeling of “being absorbed” that in my opinion makes it difficult for the Soul to say that the Sun is shining out. This is because even though it’s true in a physical sense, the inner experience seems to go in the opposite direction. In a sense, when we look something irradiating we feel pushed away from it. And this is not what I feel, contemplating the midsummer Sun.
We are leaving Gemini, a mutable sign. Traditionally all mutables are considered to be “double signs”. This also applies to Virgo that from a symbolic perspective doesn’t have a double nature at all. Whereas Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius can clearly be understood as having a double body.
This doubleness refers to the fact that mutable signs transition us from a season to the next. This means that during the month we can experience a mix of the mood and flavor of both. In the case of Gemini in particular, the Twins have two different natures. One of them, Castor, is mortal; his brother Pollux, immortal. We can picture them as a living image of the human being. In fact we all have a mortal garment and an immortal spirit.