The House where Capricorn sits in your birth chart has been undergoing major renovations which may have involved a lot of demolition and management in the last 14 years; the length of Pluto’s transit in Capricorn.

Mercury turns retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th of December but I think this retrograde is like the last polishing stage of a long renovation project that has been taking place in the sign of Capricorn since Pluto first entered the sign in 2008.

The New Moon in Capricorn on December 23rd takes place on the 1st degree of Capricorn echoing when Pluto first reached that degree in March of 2008. However, Pluto is now preparing to exit Capricorn and the New Moon in the very first degrees of Capricorn, on the Solstitial degree, augurs renewal for that part of your chart. The New Moon in Capricorn forms a very tight square aspect to Jupiter in Aries also sitting on the Equinoctial degree.

This is fresh, new, initiating energy and although a New Moon is when the nights are at their darkest, particularly a New Moon near the Winter Solstice, I think the end of 2022 comes with a beautiful integrative influence.

Saturn which rules the New Moon has separated from its square with Uranus and its the third and last pass on these degrees (March and August this year) so we are really integrating the transit of Saturn in Aquarius and the lessons and work it brought and the timing is perfect because it is at the end of the year when we are compelled to take stock.

Mercury is about to turn retrograde in Capricorn (29th) where Venus was retrograde last year. The years before that we had Saturn transiting in Capricorn and the South Node Eclipses taking place here! That is a lot of demolition and renovations. If you have important Capricorn placements you most definitely know what that means.

Imagine you are sanding something in the Capricorn part of your chart:

First in the background there’s the coarse Pluto in Capricorn sandpaper (2008-2023-24): ‘’Unfair/corrupted/pain/rough/horrid/ugly problems’’.

Then the ”relatively coarse” Saturn in Capricorn sandpaper came (2018-2020): ‘’Depressing/harsh reality/no cake/all work-no play’’

AND the ”still coarse” South Node in Capricorn sandpaper (2018-2020): ‘’Must become a monk with no desires/let go/transcend’’

AND more recently the cherry on top: Venus retrograde in Capricorn sandpaper: Less coarse but still harsh (December 2021): Nobody loves me/must try to have no feelings’’

Which brings me to this year’s Mercury retrograde in Capricorn which I think will be polishing that same place in your birth chart to a near perfect shine.

I realize that things are far from being perfect but the end of 2022 is imbued with a mysterious light that shines in the darkest of night. Do not waste time on trivialities; let your heart be filled with this light and the wisdom acquired from your past experience.


Catching your breath as the future you


Saturn transiting in Aquarius since 2020 ushered us into a 200-year Air period cycle which is determined by Jupiter and Saturn only forming their conjunctions in Air signs for the next 200 years. Jupiter and Saturn met in the Air sign of Libra in 1980-81 and
Air Period themes have to a certain extent been permeating the cultural landscape for a long time. However it wasn’t until December 20th, 2020 when Saturn and Jupiter met in Aquarius that the Air Triplicity shift ”officially” occurred.

We now have fully exited a 200 year Earth Period Cycle and although the last two years were very static (thanks to Saturn transiting in the Fixed sign of Aquarius) they also served as a quantum portal into new ways of being in the world.

We are still humans with all of our human complexities, however we may very well be on our way of becoming very different humans on a biological and energetic level. What we ingest has been changing us in unexpected ways and as we move forward, reality may not work exactly as it did before. We have been initiated into an Air paradigm, foreign to your grand-parents, your great grand-parents and the archaic crumbling hierarchical structures that run our societies. There is still much to discover about this Air period and how it works and we can only speculate on the extent of the changes upon us especially in regards to technology, our ‘‘natural humanness”, and how these two things combined are shaping our future. There is no reason to fear or resist these changes and yet we may have to be more deliberate with our consciousness and where we invest our attention as we move forward. I believe many of us are coming to grips with that realization especially as it relates to social media and the impact of technology on our bodies.

In a sense, what’s happening is that the unconscious mind is a luxury the human species cannot afford at this point in our dilemma, and so the unconscious mind is simply rising into consciousness by being hardwired into this global infrastructure.

Terence McKenna

The Air signs (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra) are said to be conceptual, dynamic or ”yang”, relating more to the intellect and the realm of ideas. Air signs excel with abstractions, linking concepts into theories with the right amount of detachment to bring about objective visions and perspectives that functions better when applied to the whole as oppose to the individual level. The Air signs allows for the experience of abstract constructs, ideas and networks which means it also becomes much easier to reside within them. We have entered a space where multiplicity is part of the game and reality may be as malleable and multi-layered as what we focus our attention on. This is always the case but the Air period may emphasize consciousness in ways we have only dreamed of so far in our life time.

Our online experiences and personas are now overlapping with our everyday awareness in ways that are hard to observe consciously. It is becoming increasingly hard to know if our cravings and desires are arising from within or if they are subliminally suggested to us via our online experience; We are becoming hackable humans.

Technology is now overlapping with reality in ways that emphasize how our internal landscapes are projected onto material reality and how our experiences of so called ”reality” is reactive to our internal dialogues. Technology, your phone, your smart watch/home/car/fridge/vacuum, social media, the internet, is filling your awareness with more images and information than your mind could ever process consciously which blurs the lines between the material, the virtual, the conceptual and everything in-between. Our ability to communicate and share information with anyone instantly is also emphasizing our inherent interconnectedness and increasing the speed at which people experience psy phenomenons like telepathy, pre-cognition and apparent synchronicities. Even our experience of time is on the verge of changing, revealing itself to be non-linear in ways which are usually only theorized about but not necessarily experienced.


This upcoming Capricorn Season starting on Winter Solstice is ruled by Saturn in Aquarius and I think it will offer us important integrative moments in regards to the events of the past two years and allow us to catch our breath and root down more solidly before Saturn enters Pisces on March 7th, 2023 and more extensively before Pluto enters Aquarius on March 23rd, 2023 after having been in Capricorn since 2008!!

Pluto leaving Capricorn may also bring to a close an important chapter that began in your life around 2008. The ingress of Pluto into Aquarius is very much part of this larger Air Period shift we are moving through and although we will not be able to know in our life time the impact of this 200 year Air-cycle, Astrology allows us to speculate on some of the forms that could emerge that relates to the Air element, and what kind of societal and cultural shift we could expect. As of right now, it looks like some of these shifts may in part have to do with managing our consciousness while being augmented and influenced by technologies.

This year’s New Moon in Capricorn arrives on the 23rd of December, only a few days after Jupiter’s ingress into Aries on the 20th and the Sun’s entry into Capricorn on the 21st. The New Moon takes place in the very first degrees of Capricorn and forms a square to Jupiter in Aries; two Cardinal signs that bring extremely dynamic initiating powers to this lunation.

Mercury station retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th of December and Venus meets Pluto in Capricorn on New Year’s Day which may bring up some of the themes you were wrestling with last year at this time while Venus was moving retrograde in Capricorn. I do think that this particular Mercury retrograde in Capricorn (29th of December to January 18th, 2023) could offer much needed integration in preparation for the important changes coming in 2023. It will get increasingly easier to let go of things that have been hard to dislodge in the past two years and 2023 will bring some important astrological shifts starting in March 2023.

To be continued….

”There is no contradiction between technology and spirit. There is no contradiction between the search for intellectual integration and understanding and the psychedelic experience. There is no contradiction between ultra-advanced hyper-spacial cyber culture and Paleolithic archaic culture. We have come to the end of our sojourn in matter. We have come to the end of our separateness.”

-Terence McKenna

NOVEMBER 30th, 2022

The Mutable signs are lit up right now with the Sun, Mercury and Venus transiting in Sagittarius. Mars is moving retrograde in the opposite sign of Gemini creating a push and pull between the philosophical and the tangential. Gemini is ruled by communication planet Mercury and therefore Mars in Gemini is currently ruled by Mercury transiting in its opposite sign of Sagittarius. The Gemini/Sagittarius axis is illuminating the dilemma between superficial information absorbed and regurgitated in bite size pieces versus the wisdom acquired through lived experience. It’s emphasizing the disparity between what you hope for and what you have to change to get there.

It’s not that one sign is better than the other as they both represent opposite ends of a spectrum in all their intertwined complexities. Example: Gemini rules the telephone you are holding and the social media platform you are using to read this while Sagittarius rules the wisdom and perspective gained from the information you read. Both signs are quite curious and verbose either way so lots of big ideas, important conversations around meaning and purpose could be taking place.

Jupiter rules the sign of Sagittarius and is transiting in its nocturnal home of Pisces and has the final say on the planets transiting in Sagittarius which brings good faith, hope and perspective on our current predicament. However it doesn’t mean that it’s easy.

We may be looking for more meaning and substance while growing tired of the superficial aspects of existence monopolizing our attention. How many check points do you really have to go through before you get to the Holy Grail?

Mars currently moving retrograde in Gemini highlights the hamster wheel you may be caught in and although it may feel like you are gaining traction are you really advancing? Jupiter is saying YES. Keep faith.

The emphasis on the Mutable signs means that we are moving from one state to a yet unknown next state. This is a transitional phase that requires us to juggle various contradictions within ourselves, modes of being in the world and hopes we have while trying to find more cohesion in our actions for the next leg of our journey.

Collectively, we have been moving from the Earth period into the Air period and Pluto entering Aquarius in March 2023 will really emphasize this. Technology is taking over our lives and consciousness and we must re-assess what we are doing. It’s a slippery slope and we have to align thoughts and actions accordingly as we move forward.


In the virtual world, we are always on the verge of the next big astrological aspect, there is always the NEXT Full Super Blood Moon, the NEXT Retrograde, the NEXT Eclipse. I noticed over the years that this phenomenon is in itself creating a lot of anxiety for people who are not able to contextualize astrology entirely out of the bite size astrological information offered through the constant spinning realities of social media.

Now more than ever, everyone is expressing their own versions of every astrological aspect happening at every moment which creates a hall of mirrors with a million variations on the same thematics. Some people who are good at creating polished content, gain the most traction and often have the least substance. Not all that glitters is gold as they say.

I think that overall the online access to astrological information is fantastic and serves a real need that we have as humans to contextualize our experience into a broader context and I am grateful to be part of this mess.

Which leads me to the impending (astrological) threshold we currently find ourselves on and the extreme chatter of Mars in Gemini about to turn retrograde on the 30th.

Scorpio Season opens with an Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25th while MARS (which rules the sign of Scorpio and therefore this eclipse) is slowing down to station retrograde in the sign of Gemini on October 30th while also applying to a square with Neptune in Pisces.

Yes, Scorpio is an intense sign focused on unearthing what is hidden and penetrating what is taboo. However, looking at Mars in the sign of Gemini which is scattering the focus and bringing a lot of words and a lot of talking, the current dramas that are unfolding may not be as substantial as the fuss and chatter gathering around them. There is a lot of flustered impatience and anxiety and the square that Mars is receiving from Neptune only aggravates this lack of substantial traction, lack of focus, lack of potency, lack of progress and clarity which are usually associated with Mars.

So please don’t fall for the fear mongering and the worries especially in regards to the information you consume or the stories you are telling yourself. CHILL OUT

With Mars moving retrograde in Gemini for the next two and a half months, there will most likely be a lot of words spoken, tales woven, juicy gossip emerging and yarn spun before the tapestry of what is actually going on emerges.

Your ability to navigate the current waters really depends on your unwavering focus and your willingness to invite your attention back to your own center of gravity, and your own truths.

Your consciousness and presence is your truth. Choose your distractions wisely. Most of what glitters is not gold. Know how to distinguish between the substantial and the inconsequential, glamor versus authenticity, gossip versus information, fantasy versus reality.

Know how to separate your dreams from the dreams of others, your own thoughts from what you think someone wants to hear. Understand your fears and how they shape what you see and most importantly don’t get lost in a labyrinth of your own making. We are in the process of important changes. Stay with it. Unplug. Put your hands on the Earth.

Improvised designs within fated tapestry

Journey into Infinity by M.C. Escher – 1947

I think one of the mistake we astrologer make sometimes when delineating the time period of planets moving retrograde is thinking along the lines that there are normal times when planets are moving direct and then abnormal times when planets are moving retrograde and then a return to normal when planets start moving direct again after a retrograde period.

For starters, life is a complex network of cyclical happenings at all times. Things occur vertically, horizontally and cyclically and there is no such thing as linear progress, normal times or abnormal times and you can easily see this if you study the various planetary cycles long enough.

Things can go wrong with technology and communication when Mercury is moving direct and I’ve noticed that Venus moving retrograde actually enhances relationship themes and that Mars moving retrograde actually brings about impulsivity, impatience and aggression out in the open. Delineating retrograde period is never as straightforward as saying: ‘’relationships will be back to normal when Venus turns direct’’ or ‘’stop thinking and communicating while Mercury is retrograde’’. (I’m exaggerating here)

There are no clear demarcations of success between planets moving retrograde and planets moving direct; most often when a planet is moving retrograde, it can be a time of profound reflections, the opportunity for careful assessments and necessary reorientation or at least I like to approach retrograde periods that way, especially as the topics associated with the planet are usually magnified or exaggerate during its retrograde and we have no choice but to address the dysfunction in our thinking, perceiving and overall approach to things related to that planet.

Drawing Hands by M.C. Escher – 1948

The next five months are really interesting because we’re dealing with a combination of old stories or pre-existing threads seen with Jupiter retrograding out of Aries and re-entering Pisces at the beginning of Eclipse Season at the end of October and turning direct in Pisces at the end of November on the New Moon in Sagittarius which Jupiter rules none the least. Story-lines that were playing out in the first half of 2022 could even be more emphasized by Saturn in Aquarius currently moving retrograde through the same territory as it was in early March 2022. Important threads from that time may get picked up in the coming months. Think back to the first half of 2022 for themes you may have to revisit before the end of the year.

The upcoming Mars retrograde in Gemini which begins at the end of October and lasting until mid-January 2023 may have some variations on the same themes as in 2020 and 2021 when the North Node Eclipses were occurring in Gemini. Mars moving retrograde in Gemini on a mundane level will most likely emphasize polarizing information, media campaigns and ideological wars.

This leads me to the impending Mercury retrograde in Libra beginning on the 10th of September just a few hours before the Full Moon culminates in the sign of Pisces. Libra and Pisces share a relationship by antiscia and these two events occurring almost simultaneously could be secretly connected. Look to the two houses where Libra and Pisces sits in your chart for insights.

Sky and Water by M.C. Escher – 1938

The upcoming Mercury retrograde in Libra is our psychopompic invitation into the second half of 2022.  Although Mercury retrograde happens four times in 2022, this particular one ushers us into the heavier astrological aspects playing out at the end of October and a lot of the threads are pre-existing ones.

There are some very beautiful aspects currently taking place between Mars, Mercury and Jupiter and I would say that things are relatively hopeful and there is an opportunity to project ourselves in the future and move forward and this is where my idea of Improvised designs within the Fated tapestry comes in. Some of you might be able to slip through the cracks and continue to create your tapestry and that is the beauty of fortune.

Spirals, M.C. Escher – 1953

However, if you are like me and look at astrology to inform your life, you know that late Fall is a place of Fate more so than Free Will and that although things circulate horizontally, vertically and cyclically, we might have to contend with things looping back around, not turning out as planned, and demanding closure before we can progress towards our imagined future. An extremely slow Mars rules over the first Eclipse of the season in the sign of Scorpio on October 25th, stationing retrograde a few days later on October 30th. We can speculate that things might not go as straight forward as we hope and that frustration is highly probable.

You might be looking to get rid of a bad habit or take a risk but all I’m saying is that there will most likely be some hauntings from your past to reckon with and you should heed the call and adjust your stance so that you can come out on the other side to find sunshine.

The underworld journey is about to begin and there will be a myriad of confusing pathways emerging as we progress through the polarizing labyrinth of our minds in the following months.

We adore chaos because we love to produce order
M. C. Escher

Mercury Retrograde in Libra : September 10th to October 2nd, 2022
Mars Retrograde in Gemini: October 30th to January 12th, 2023
Jupiter Retrograde in Aries and Pisces: July 28th to November 23rd, 2022
Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius: June 4th to October 23rd, 2022

Week of August 29, 2022

The Word is your oyster

Supportive aspects in astrology tend to go unnoticed because we assume that ease is a natural state and tension or stress is abnormal so when things flow smoothly we assume that this is the status quo.

Some beneficial aspects are happening this week between Jupiter in Aries, Mars in Gemini and Mercury in Libra. These planets are having a pretty interesting conversation and the results could be quite positive especially if we don’t take our current progress (mental, physical, emotional or spiritual) for granted and use this time to refine our goals and what we want to accomplish in the world as oppose to take on more (very compelling to add more to your plate at the moment but ask yourself if it’s sustainable)

Mercury in Libra opposes Jupiter in Aries (an aspect happening again on September 18th and Oct 11th due to Mercury’s impending retrograde) and this could bring forth a lot of buoyant optimism and an exaggerated sense of possibilities although some healthy risk taking could also pay off. Mercury in Libra likes to keep options open and not draw a hard line in the sand. This will most likely create some issues down the road when decision time comes around later.

Mars is in the sign of Gemini forever (until the end of March) and there’s so many ways to think about the warrior planet hanging out here. One of the simplest ways to meet Mars on Gemini territory has to do with our thoughts and our actions and how to better align them so our life and energy can flow in the direction that we want amidst a sea of possibilities.

This is an inspiring and progressive time but I would still suggest to proceed deliberately (like don’t bite off more than you can chew) to ensure the most successful outcome.


The public and private worlds are inseparably connected … the tyrannies and servilities of one are the tyrannies and servilities of the other.” -Virginia Woolf

Messenger planet Mercury is currently transiting in the last decan of Cancer and comes into a superior conjunction with the Sun today at 15:37pm EST.

This brief moment is known as a ‘’Cazimi’’ (from the Arabic word kasmimi) when a planet is said to be ‘’in the heart of the Sun’’ or within 16’ of longitude (16 arc minutes) from the Sun and is thought to bring illumination or clarity as Mercury speaks from the solar throne.

Since this conjunction is taking place in the sign of Cancer, the realization that come to you at this time may have an emotional/intuitive/creative/fertile undertow and have to do with what you need to feel nourished and wealthy on an emotional/spiritual/physiological/environmental but also collective level not only to survive but also to THRIVE.

Patterns of stagnation that relates to your emotional wellbeing are offered opportunities to flow now as stale fixated ways are dislodged.

Things that happened to you in-utero or when you were a small child still informs your ways of being in the world and this is some of what the Moon-ruled sign of Cancer relates to.

This brief aspect will have different degrees of importance and meaning depending on where Cancer is located in your birth chart and if you have any planets on the Cardinal axis (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)

You can also look to where the Moon is located in your chart and the aspects it receives from other planets to gain a greater understanding of the ways in which you may have experienced nurturing as a child and the ways you go about fulfilling your needs.

There are no good or bad Moon signs fyi. The symbols in the birth charts represents dynamics at play and I have seen thriving Scorpio Moons and emotionally dysfunctional Cancer Moons. You are born within the patterns of a certain moment in time which is represented by your birth chart. The dynamics at work in your life and what feels familiar and intimate for you may be foreign to someone else. A greater understanding of your Moon sign, placement and aspects can allow you to find more ease for its expression and nurture yourself and others in the ways that feels the most fluid and integrative for you. I call it ‘’breastfeeding your Moon’’.

Albert Aublet (1851–1938), Selene (1880), oil on canvas, 144.1 x 115.5 cm, location not known. Wikimedia Commons.


This week’s astrology highlights the transitional period we find ourselves in and the bigger tectonic shifts occurring in our world which is reflected by the movement of the planets.

There are a lot of overlapping aspects some of which have to do with the past and some which are a preview of things to come in the near future.

On a mundane level, the Full Moon in Capricorn sheds light on the old systems and societal constructs which have been on their way out for quite some time and slowly being replaced by the promise of the 200 year Air period which is upon us.

It would be too simplistic to isolate this Full Moon in Capricorn as being only relevant for this week, when we are amidst such foundational changes on a collective level. Things may look the same but deep down you may feel yourself, your priorities, and the world around you changing in surprising ways.

Pluto, planet of underworld transformation, has been traveling in Capricorn since 2008 and is about to enter the Air sign of Aquarius in the Spring of 2023. Pluto in Capricorn has done a fine job of exposing corrupt structures, especially since it came into a conjunction with Saturn in January of 2020 which saw the culmination of power-grabbing corporations hijacking the collective into a forced big-pharma coup, while shepherding consciousness into a collective virtual hallucination in order to contain, monitor, and profit from the masses.

Being ruled by Saturn, Capricorn has a lot to do with reality and accountability. Things are the way they are because x,y,z whether you like it or not. You can get with the program or you can move deeper into the hallucination while being coddled by ‘’The Powers that be Inc.’’  

Saturn is currently transiting in Aquarius which is paving the way for Pluto’s entry next year into the sign of the Water Bearer. We are getting a glimpse of what it means to be moving through a triplicity shift (Earth to Air period) interacting with artificial intelligence and absorbing information and knowledge at an increasingly rapid pace. Our lives are being augmented by the quick synapses of AI, while we are coming to grasp with the deeper implications of the planned obsolescence of consumer culture and the industrialization of our food and nature.

The Full Moon in Capricorn sheds light on these themes as we slowly extricate ourselves from the dreams of our predecessors which held the suburban-nuclear-family-two-car-driveway-retirement-fund fantasy as the peak of success.

Chiron in Aries is a big player in the current astrology and offers healing, especially where you may have felt castrated out of your will and personal autonomy. It is not so much about giving up or being a victim but more so about surrendering to the pain in order to understand where it is coming from. Take your deepest dissatisfactions, frustrations and lay them in front of you. What are they made of? What is it trying to show you? Where is your power resting? Is it in your hands? Who is doing the dreaming?

Venus in Gemini forms a trine with Saturn in Aquarius while also squaring Neptune in Pisces. We can grow and benefit from the connections we make in the virtual world but the virtual world can easily become more real than the real world. We are walking a fine line between thinking that we are in control versus being influenced by things that bypass our conscious awareness. Where we focus our attention has never been so convoluted. Our body cannot differentiate between the experiences of the virtual world versus the experiences of the real world. We are saying goodbye to a way of being while thinking ourselves into the multiplicity of this 200 year Air period with all that it entails. Can you keep up?

Uranus in Taurus is and will continue to be activated in the weeks to come urging us out of our familiar comfort zone, prompting us to push on the boundaries of what we think is possible. If you feel compelled to think outside of the box, you are on the right track! The power is in your hands or is it?

“Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coersion, brainwashing, and manipulation.”
― Terence McKenna

Mars in Taurus – Mercury in Cancer

Mars just left the sign of Aries for Taurus and Mercury left the sign of Gemini for Cancer.

In terms of elemental qualities we go from Fire and Air (impulse and ideas) to Earth and Water (tangible and meaningful). In terms of modalities Mars leaving the initiating Cardinal sign of Aries for the stubborn Fixity of Taurus could feel quite distinct, slowing down speed and progress. We might become aware of the material obstacles, the habits or patterns that must be dislodged before we can have the freedom of movement or the meaningful experiences that we crave even if we don’t know what that looks like in this fast changing world.

Uranus and the North Node are both transiting in Taurus which has been disrupting the ways in which we use to find stability and peace. The same old grooves or pathways won’t cut it and we must evolve whether we like it or not. What used to feel safe and steady is now susceptible to the striking evolutionary genius yet unpredictable Uranian impulse. Things that feel oppressive or limiting could become unbearable. With the North Node transiting in Taurus we might be compulsively attached to material comfort, simplicity and stability, looking for ways to shelter ourselves from the stress and anxiety of current realities. But Uranus could continue to bring the opposite of what you think you need in order to break you open to the intelligence that sleeps within you when you get too comfortable. The more you try to stick to the status quo, the more Uranus will taunt you towards something different, something new, something more exciting. Your intuition could be telling you one thing, yet you may feel compelled towards safety. You may have to find new ways to ground yourself in your physical world. A small revolution awaits you especially if you have important placements in the Fixed signs.

Mercury in Cancer until the 19th of July is sure to bring a certain amount of romantic nostalgia, pushing us to recreate family rituals or reminiscing on the past.

Safety, food, money and shelter could be a center of focus with Taurus and Cancer being highlighted in the next few weeks. Just remember that the only constant in this world is change and strive on. 🔥


Just like the needles of a clock,
the luminaries keep spinning in their respective cycles demarcating a perpetual shifting landscape.

Some important planetary ingress are taking place in the next few days:

May 20th: The Sun enters Gemini : Cool, breezy

May 21st: Mercury’s inferior conjunction with the Sun: Opportunities for illuminations

May 24th: Mars enters its home sign of Aries and will serve as fuel for Jupiter already transiting in Aries

Today the Sun escapes the first instalment of eclipses on the Taurus-Scorpio axis (next one will be in late October) as it enters the Mutable Air sign of Gemini at 21:23 Eastern Time Zone.

This weekend, you may have the opportunity to see through the shadows that have been slowing you down or at least move with increased agility thanks to Gemini’s ability to cleverly navigate duality. Like all Air signs, Gemini relates to the mind, the intellect and the ability to assess things from a breezy place. Like all Mutable signs Gemini’s talent lies in navigating change, having the flexibility and open-mindedness to understand situations from different angles. It might get easier to apply objective detachment on things that are problematic.

Trickster planet Mercury, which rules the sign of Gemini, has been moving retrograde since May 10th and almost simultaneously reaches the borders of Gemini, greeting the Sun at zero degrees of Gemini for its inferior conjunction before re-entering the sign of Taurus on Sunday. Mercury’s Cazimi (in the heart of the Sun) is exact Saturday at 15:18 Eastern Time and represents the half-way point of Mercury’s retrograde.

You may feel a new sense of clarity emerging or approach things from a different angle especially for things you have been wrestling with since the end of April. After meeting the Sun in Gemini, Mercury retrograde almost immediately re-enters the Fixed sign of Taurus which foretells that it might get harder to change your mind on things that are already in motion although you understand the ambiguity. You could feel a sense of certainty about something and it might get easier to call things by their names after a somewhat confusing period. You might be compelled to stand your ground on what feels important to you not because of stubbornness but to avoid further difficulties down the road.

Embrace the cool and detach pragmatism of the next few days, banish doubt and take notes of the knowing that sits within your heart. Pay attention to what is being said as the meaning behind words is being revealed.

Mercury will station direct at 26 degrees of Taurus on Fixed Star Algol on June 2nd so we are not done with Mercury’s retrograde but this weekend’s Cazimi serves as illumination on the path.