Whatever you were thinking over on 23rd August.. is being laser lit now as a new Moon appears over that degree where Mercury stationed to go retrograde.. but as Mercury is stationing to go forward later on into this Friday 15th September, hmmm.. there's more yet to unfold, more information still to arrive, to consider. Rush nothing. You'll gain more long term by listening, learning some more. 🌊💫✨Lynne Ewart.
Hope your Sunday has been kind. It's been a beautiful weekend here at the Ayr show. 💗 We're going into a shrinking Moon, Moondark week, ready for Friday's new Virgo Moon, the day of Mercury's standstill, followed by direct motion after the three week retrograde. It'll take a wee while for things to get up to speed for some, but meantime this is an excellent week for tending the tidy ups and getting organised where you need to. There's a Leo Moonphase just beginning this Sunday at 17:36. Monday could be a significant day for Leo's in love, Leo women, Leo's hoping to make a good impression. Wednesday could bring quiet relief for many, no matter what sign you are.. lotsalove 💗
Friday 1st September 2023��Hey September, you're here again? Wow, what a fast year!! Moon begins her monthly Aries journey this afternoon at 14:25hrs, so if the morning was a bit Pisces Moon dreamy or felt like there were too many floaty loose ends around to press certain start buttons, that's not a surprise. It's a good phase for catching up with yourself, though. This evening you might find yourself a wee bitty tugged between what's needed and what's wanted. Mars is triggered four times, and jarring with Saturn, which can sometimes bring detours. It's an idea to keep life as simple as possible, as the Moon begins to wane and little Mercury now and then makes his mischief around arrangements. Lotsalove 🥰
MERCURY is�currently retrograde [in Virgo] until 15th September at (21:21hrs). Pretty wee companion of the Sun, who three times a year appears to travel backwards, but it's Earth moving faster on the bends, giving the illusion of backward travel for Mercury, the communications planet, and often when we do this speeding up and leaving our communications expert behind, we find complications can arise with what we're trying to arrange. Always a good idea to double check the�details. The left hand may not be keeping the right hand informed!
Tuesday 29th August 2023� The cosmos is being unsettled by Uranus, old Herschel himself, the wild rulebreaker, ( heck this planet even orbits on his side, wearing his glorious Turquoise robes) sending his waves of static electricity just now, so it you feel a bit that way, a wee bit like traffic at a crossroads with the lights out.. no wonder, and yet soon that glorious full Moon will form - she's already swelling, but not yet in her full sign.
Her Pisces fullness will begin tomorrow afternoon from about 3pm, but fear not, she has positive intentions. It's my favourite Moon of the year. Beautiful and ethereal and yes, fellow Pisceans, this fruition pointer is all ours!
She is full at 02:36hrs on Thursday morning, so tomorrow night will be pretty. She's more into holding hands and dancing in the light of the night than howling.
For now, though, there's a crackle in the air courtesy not of that gentle Moon, but of cranky Uranus, who's going to set Aquarians glittering with new ideas, too! Uranus on a station is an uneasy one, more apt to carry an underlining - one that could crack glass, break things, change the direction of the wind...
Mercury is on one of his three times a year three week retrogrades, which is essentially saying check the details, as the deeper story is more interesting, increasingly so into September.�
Sunday 27th August 2023 Take your time, today, make each step count, says serious Saturn as he opposes the Sun today. Up to you whether you heed that counsel of course. There are always those who jump the lights! Moon is in Saturn's domain, in Capricorn, the Take Care of Business sign. Making aspects that give satisfaction from tending home and family practicalities, too. Traditional foods, tried and trusted methods and people we know we can rely on are what and who we gravitate towards. Mercury retrograde favours taking care over details, catching up, tending the unfinished business. Tidying up. Then this afternoon gladiator Mars leaves his nippy phase he's been in of late whilst he's been in Virgo, now set to especially fire up you Librans for the next six weeks. Team work makes the dream work. 💕 Have a good Sunday.. whatever you're up to. And try not to sweat the small stuff.. lotsalove 💗 Saturday 26th August 2023: Saturn opposite the Sun this weekend is the classic parent telling the kiddie not to run in the road, says slow down, be thorough, be real. Are problems sweetly resolved? Nope. This is Saturn. Lessons we all must learn. Some doors close. Some present challenges. Like going to the gym and expecting to come out with a six pack an hour later. It's not going to be that easy. But we are reminded of the importance of sticking in at what we seek to create and to build. Patient perseverance and pacing is the order of the weekend. A Capricorn Moonphase underlines the value of gently placing one brick at a time. Senior names are to the fore. It's a serious time. Invest in what strengthens you. Small achievements remind us that any big journey begins with just one step. And with retro Mercury, tis a good time for catch ups and to tend unfinished tasks. Saturn measures out less vitality for some this weekend, so go gently if you need to. Sorting through old papers and photos could give a sense of achievement. It's a time to count blessings despite any limitations.. Lotsalove 💗
Wednesday 23rd August 2023� Tis Virgo Time.., since 10:01am BST.. and Virgo's ruler Mercury pauses for a three week retrograde today too, having been in shadow already slowing things down, or asking us to give more thought to what we may benefit from being more thorough with. Lots more to share about this particular retrograde, but the truth is Virgo time is busy bee time for me too..
On a far more mundane level, It's a clear and tidy, get around to all those tasks time.. us too, here at the homestead, where how Virgoan can you beeeee.. just got the bins washed by the local service, and oh Virgo is associated with ledgers and record keeping and all of the details that form the cogs in the wheels of life, so I've been trying to work through a list that keeps getting bigger, the annual quest for home insurance renewal resulting in computer glitches from a straightforward password issue. Yip, that's Mercury refusing to play nice!
Decide to get organised with dates in a book, for when all the renewals are actually due, instead of being floaty Neptunian Pisces and awaiting the letters. Suddenly noticing that actually everything seems to be due this month, and nobody should auto-renew. See this adulting stuff? It's not all that, is it!
So this is my way of saying I know there are loads of emails and messages giving me tsk tsk looks, but I will be some time, by the time I get through work and then sort all these sensibly practical things, including, it appears, booking my car in for its MOT, surely only five minutes after the last one!
This is Virgo Time, and Mercury is on a pause.. time to take stock of what needs our attention. We'll feel the benefit later!
Lotaslove and have a good day all!
Happy Sunday! How is your weekend going? Moon is sliding across the weighing and balancing, relating sign of Libra, suggesting that what's still in the balance, undecided is apt to preoccupy us. What's awaited, undecided by others may be making certain choices tricky. And as Mercury is in shadow, ( retrograding across Virgo from Wednesday till 15th September) maybe we don't have all of the facts yet...maybe our so called indecision or heel dragging is in fact intuition saying let's see how this pans out before planting one foot in a future plan. Wisdom is deep inside us.. sometimes we get anxious about what we feel we must know "now"...yet what's taking time to unfold, probably simply needs that time. It's not the time to push hard, rush hard. Walk softly, tread farther. Lotsalove 💗
This Wednesday morning� August 16th 2023 at 10:38hrs BST brings the annual new Moon in majestic, regal, live life fully, Leo, ruled by the Sun itself. With Venus backtracking close to the Sun, and shake it up, rebel planet Uranus aspected four times over the course of this day, notably in a challenging square to Uranus, who is in a flowing trine with Mars, all of which all adds up to a hectic day when there is an element at times of the unexpected creating waves, and also bringing surprise solutions.
Some relationships sizzle with passion, like a whirlwind, and some will crackle with static tension, perhaps where there's too much talking and not enough listening?
This general cosmic phase is one of many "resets", where people shift track, move into a new landscape, a time to clear away what's causing more trouble than it's worth, maybe to renew, upgrade, (mechanical things, electronics, technology are in the headlamps of this new Moon). Time to try something that's "outside of the box" in an effort to bring needed progress. Leo is courageous, magnificently so, and pretty direct, too.
Maybe there is a solution to an ongoing issue that's pretty much staring us in the face?
Uranus is associated with rebel teens, (13-15), with mid life crisis ( around early 40's) and with cranky octogenarians ( 82-85).
Those whose charts resonate with this planet can be wacky, cranky and wayward, and if someone is being "awkward" or stubborn, maybe it's an idea to detach from that situation, take some time out, and allow them to find their own best route.
Stirred signs? Leo, Taurus, Virgo Aquarius and Scorpio.. but we all are.
A new Moon is an invitation to try a fresh approach, to begin a new chapter.. where in your life would you most benefit from this shake it up new Moon vibe? Lotsalove 🥰
Thursday 10th August 2023 Today's� mostly pretty encouraging�for communicating thoughts and ideas,with more likelihood of folk hearing one another, seeing the bigger picture.� Moon is in chatty, move around Gemini, ruled of course by messenger planet Mercury, as the first of a triple trine series of aspects� between Mercury and Jupiter happen now, then repeating under retrograde Mercury on 4th September and finally� on direct once more Mercury on 25th September. Those dates could have obvious connections for us all, so worth noting, if only out of interest! Keeping a journal, or looking back over emails and messages on these dates could be revealing of these patterns and their meanings.
Have a good day!�
Sunday 6th August 2023� Hey..happy Sunday all! Bit later today as have been in a real Aries Moon let's get things done mood, chez nous. Scooting about cleaning, tidying ( it's never done, is it, no matter how many there are in the house, and a certain Aries husband keeps me busy, I can tell you).#floordrobe.
There's a bunch of helpful aspects today for getting a shift on with plans, whether that's being industrious or making a space for YOU time. Also, at times there's nice unexpected warmth flowing, courtesy of Venus and Uranus. A larger than life aspect between the Sun and Jupiter is afoot too, suggesting impulses to go big or go home, which can bring extravagance and potential for "overdoing it" moments. You were warned!� Lotsalove�
Thursday 27th July 2023.. as Mercury "kisses" Venus, and Sun and Moon aspect Uranus, there may be help with problem solving, and there may be news around younger members of your circle.
Uranus springs surprises, perhaps, with Venus backtracking, involving women.
Try to keep life as simple as possible over the next few days. Mars and Saturn are acting up a bit, matters mechanical can be tricky, and a certain� "price"� might change.
If it seems like you're being hemmed in or held back, it may well turn out to have been a beneficial thing, as come Tuesday's full Moon, there could be a sense of that tide turning, with a more successful, more vibrant bounce forwards.� More next time!�
Friday 21st July 2023� The Virgo Moon today is caught up in the lights of Saturn and Mars respectively, which can place obstacles in the path of intentions, and as Pluto is in opposition with the Sun this weekend, look out for situations that "cannot be changed" or where renewals and repairs are necessary. Sun's opposition to Pluto happens once a year, the last one ( in case you felt like checking it out) was 20th July last year 2022, and the year before it was 17th July 2021.
Pluto is the deep stuff of life.. often literally, coming to the surface. Some may also be experiencing deeper dream phases, or finding our thoughts swimming deeper, perhaps reaching that light at the end of the tunnel moment, clearing away what's obstructing matters..in all sorts of connotations.
Some could be replacing boilers, renewing plumbing, and some will be thinking about transforming surroundings, with ideas popping up now that have us thinking "why didn't I ever think of that/realise this? As this is an opposition, expect to be seeing real contrasts just now, such as going to a wedding and passing a funeral cortege. Relationships can also reach crunch points. Moments where we realise who's got our back, and maybe who doesn't. Moments of "truth" that change the path ahead can often arise under this Pluto vibe. You take a wrong turn on a journey, set off later than planned, meet someone or see something that switches something on inside.. Fate, some call this Plutonic phase.
Things may not always seem to make sense at the time certain events occur, then years later up pops a Pluto aspect and we "see" what we've not been able to before.
Venus is pausing, beginning a retrograde phase between this Sunday and 4th September, which in itself may be a significant date to put a wee asterisk over in the diary. Take time to look after your own joy, over this phase, and watch for favourite folk returning into your orbit, and for second or even third time lucky scenarios. There could be a lot of scooting about over the coming week, possibly with younger folk in mind.
Monday 17th July 2023� �Moon in Cancer is going to be New at 19:32hrs (UK summer time) this evening. She's making powerful dig deep aspects.
It's important to be true to your own nurturing needs, to have eyes wide open to situations that are out of kilter, one way streets, just have your eyes wide open, ready to take the plunge into the deeper parts of your own psyche if there's a need, to understand what it is that might be holding you back from birthing your own best self.
Do you make excuses for not doing things you'd like to, do you chain yourself to the past, to yearnings for how it was, ever hopefully yet finding yourself on a repeating cycle?
It's good to remember that once the egg is cracked by the instinctive pecking, the surging of a new life, a baby bird has no choice but to emerge, leave the previous safety of that shell behind, and what's happening, now, with the incoming new Moon, feels like it's a point of significant change, a bit like the moment where folk commit to a bungee jump, sign an agreement, press that button. Long thought about shifts are afoot, yet may look sudden. They won't be.
Maybe there is something in your world where it's "time" to write a new chapter and have faith that you're equipped for the challenges.
Emigration, leaving home to become a new version of "you", taking the plunge to become part of a "we"..(many different permutations and possibilities there). Being upfront about who you are, what you need.
Starting a business, going back to your "roots" in some way. Airing what's been long buried away, perhaps situations where the truth sets us free. Buried treasures resurfacing. Changing the record. Turning a corner.
Situations we find ourselves in where it might seem things would never alter, then a case of "better late than never". Doing things at a later age than is "usual". Do not write yourself off. Write your next, maybe your best chapter, instead.
Hey all. Happy Sunday wishes to you! It's Moondark today..new Moon in Cancer tomorrow,17th July 2023 sign of nurturing, nesting, family, roots..so a grand day for pottering, and for quietly immersing ourselves in the moment, not really for driving forwards full pelt.. go easy. Don't guilt trip if you "Cannae be bothered" doing much. Chances are you're doing just what you need to.. I've been happily pottering and doing some overdue decluttering this weekend, though my effort yesterday to make cinnamon rolls from a foolproof packet of M&S dough mix have proved that I'm not a candidate for Bake-off, but if anyone is building a rockery....? 😳🤔....🤭😅 💗 Lotsalove
12th July 2023� Mars is now in meticulous Virgo. Get the detail right, as sure as stars are stars, some eagle eyed character will notice if they are not on point.
Which is not a bad thing. It can feel cutting to be put right, but it's a chance to learn, to be better.� Mars in Virgo is also going to be stirring up all things Mercurial, and that means the press, the media, (anti) social and otherwise.
Something inflammatory hits the brick wall that closes a door or makes things official (by Thursday 20th), after Monday 17th brings a new Moon that's all about digging deep and sorting things out. Departures are highlighted.
It's also a week when property markets seem to be in the news and when home refurbishments may be peaking, too. There may be news around displaced people.. or is that "mis"placed people?� �A prominent female could step back or down within two weeks. .� Watch for news that closes doors.�
Till next time. Take care and go gently over the weary Moondark phase just before Monday's new Moon . Lotsalove�
3rd July 2023 Full Capricorn Moon is with us, right now, with Mercury tugging into the mix today...which might be like trying to have a chat to someone in person while the phone keeps ringing. Lots of news, lots to think about. Family and career may create twin tugs. We get tugged this way and that, maybe simply trying to make decisions/plans. One thing at a time. If it feels complicated, maybe the time isn't quite right or details need more clarification. Full Moon 🌕 is often emotional, yet this one is also about taking care of business and about the strength of roots. Don't doubt your place on your own tree. There may be unsettling moments but there's much to be thankful of, made more obvious by the weekend. Lotsalove. 💖
June 25th 2023 Action planet Mars is� making an exact square with lightning fast changemaker Uranus already at work just�now, exact� Monday 26th June at 10:23am BST), across the signs of Leo and Taurus, both fixed and stubborn signs, (although proud�Leo usually finds a way to come out on top or to appear to!).
Quick thinking heroics can save the day , it's true but these two planets can bring jarring moments where folk clash, so we can find ourselves strangely at odds without intending to be, or we can be impulsive in the name of pride, cutting noses to spite faces, or being out of sorts.
Sometimes things need fixed when these two planets clash. Impulses can be expensive. Electrical/mechanical items can act up.
And of course as right now Mercury is squaring Neptune, we can misunderstand/misinterpret/miscommunicate, something that also links to the mechanical/electrical issues that could arise, so check connections!
Listen to your inner intuition, take a deep breath and count to ten if you feel at odds. Fresh air helps. Maybe the timing isn't quite right for what you feel driven to do/get done, and that will change as the week progresses.. Try not to feel pressure to go at a speed that isn't sitting comfortably. And it's an idea to do your homework on prospective purchases just to be sure you get what you need.
June 25th 2023 Happy Sunday all! Hope your weekend is going well. It's a good one for connecting and reconnecting with the folk who "get you", for doing less running and more walking..smell the roses, potter, deadhead a few as you stroll around your own space, gentle tending of tasks, no pressure. Enjoy the small pleasures, things that soothe the soul. Virgo ♍🌒 and ♋ Cancer Sun..potter in the garden, the kitchen..live in the moment. This Sunday brings Mercury squaring Neptune, so trips down memory lane could feature. Neptune rules water, so rain/ mist/cloud may decide plans. It's an absent minded aspect so check you have your keys, cards, what you went into that shop for before you leave! Dreamy Neptune tempts us to lose our mundane selves in movies, books, napping.. thinking of distant shores, faraway folk. Imagination flies, great for creativity, and for spinning yarns. Try not to fret about what's yet to be known. By this time next week you could have encouraging news. Your Horoscopes for the coming week are in Sunday Mail and here as ever written for you with love from me 💗 Lotsalove all 💕💖
June 21st 2023 Happy Summer Solstice all! At 15:58hrs (BST) The Sun shows up in Cancer ♋, marking the actual Solstice. Day is longest and night is shortest now, and from that moment, babies arriving here on planet Earth are sensitive, super alert Cancerians, ruled by the ever shifting Moon, who today is in the regal, life loving sign of Leo, encouraging us to stand tall, rise, shine, busy ourselves with what will enrich and enhance our lives. Glass half full..not half/empty..find our best way to fill it. Leo Mars, Venus too, just now, is driving us to find the joy, reminding us who we are..we came here to LIVE, as well as we can. Make that lift- up call, make that fun plan. Make someone you love feel grand. Do something, any wee thing, maybe a caring deed, to make yourself proud today! 💫💖
June 15th 2023 Some cosmic insight. Saturn is slowing down, turning retrograde from Saturday in the sign of Pisces, so Pisceans may especially feel this stuff.. and Mercury the communicator, traveler, connector is in Gemini at a junction with Saturn that could indicate traffic lights that feel like they are stuck on red. This is also shrinking Moon time, heading into Moondark, with a new Moon in Gemini on Sunday ( 05:7hrsBST/04:37hrs UT). So Geminis may feel they are dancing a little in the dark right now too. Regardless of what sign you are this cosmic picture is in effect, just more so for some. If you feel it you absolutely feel it, and that means your personal chart is being triggered.
So if you are feeling like you can't quite make a decision.. maybe it's not yet ready to be made. Maybe there's more to come into the picture yet, and maybe what looked like a possible plan will be overtaken by something more relevant, more fitting, or circumstances may shift so you are glad you have the wiggle room provided by not gunning across the apparently stuck traffic lights..maybe it was a necessary longer phase. Progress WILL come in many areas, and shifts and changes that have been awaited, wondered about could start to unfold over the coming fortnight. Monday has a strong sense of "ahhh. that's what it is, that's what we need to do, that's where we're heading, (or even "we'll not head there then" ) "that's that settled" about it..and there's a lot to be said for not overcommitting, overburdening, over expecting of one another. Be aware of your true treasures this week.
Summer Solstice comes on Wednesday as daylight is maximised and darkness minimised, Sun will be in Cancer from 15:58hrs BST (14:58 UT) and there's a sense of ignition on arrangements, all systems go around midweek.
Lotsalove and look after yourself in this unusual weather.
Thursday 25th May 2023 There may be a touch of heaviness in the air over the next few days as an exact aspect forms come Sunday involving the Gemini (let's chat) Sun is jarred by Saturn in Pisces, which is a bit restrictive, reminds us of limits and boundaries, or of the need for same. Saturn is the planet of "old age" too, so we may be aware of age, aware of the importance of experience, perhaps encountering teachers, or learning valuable life lessons., maybe about the quality and preciousness of time itself, given that Saturn is the Time Lord.
There can be plans that just don't gel as easily when that aspect is around, situations where people can't quite come together, due to tugs in different directions. It can feel like ideas are being slowed down ( or need deeper thought, more planning). But look out too for some spontaneous moments and unusual events involving women over the next 48hrs. Life may feel sweeter when we resolve that small is beautiful, less is more and sometimes restrictions show up as safety fences.
Respect the rules, says Saturn and also check out anything that has a time and date restriction around it. MOT? Insurance? Something that needs action to work properly for you? You may be looking into security linked paperwork with a view to running a tighter, more efficient ship, too. The important thing when Saturn is making a serious aspect is "walk, don't run!".. Take the time you need to to do things right. What is done with due care and attention can bring excellent rewards. Bit serious here, I know, but that's Saturn for ye! And the weekend has a Virgo Moon, bringing satisfaction from tending the details, polishing things up, planting, and using your skills well. Have a good one. Lotsalove ✨🌟✨💖
Sunday 21st May 2023 Have a good Sunday all! The restless, lively Gemini Sun's just arrived Feisty Mars is now in creative, proud, passionate Leo making an unprecedented in our lifetimes dynamic, eruptive, purging aspect with Pluto's new position in Aquarius, and increasingly challenging Jupiter to go big. This could bring acts of heroic courage, times of pulling all the stops out to make things happen, incredible efforts, crazy over the top competitive moments too. All I'd say about this is that it's wise to be mindful of potential consequences ( be they potentially fabulous or fearsome) before pressing that start button. Your horoscopes for the coming week are in the Sunday Mail as ever written for you with love from me 💗
Wednesday 17th May 2023� Moving into Taurus Moondark phase..ready for Friday afternoon's new Taurus Moon (16:53hrs BST, UK time) so try not to push against limits and especially try not to tangle with rules and regulations, work with them, not against, as Jupiter is angling against Pluto, which is like a wayward pupil thinking they can sneak out of school unseen, all the while being caught on CCTV. It's also the flash from a speed camera, so try to be good, all!
Work with the rules, and you could achieve a lot more than a fleeting one up. Moondark is a great time to clear the decks, to get the details sorted out, and to quietly do research on what you plan next.
Taurus Moon is with Jupiter in the sky, so you might see the bright "star" near the Moon tonight, if skies are clear and the Moon visible. That combo favours comfort food too, so if you've a craving for chocolate, for cake, for cheese n biccies, for the foods that soothe you, you can "blame that cosmic duo"!
Tuesday 16th May 2023��Jupiter comes to Taurus this evening UK time, at 18:20hrs..just saying.. many posts suggest other times, for this and for Mercury's forward move which was yesterday at 04:17 UK time, not as suggested the day before, which is due to using USA zones, so if you're in UK.. and Taurus, your once every 12yrs spin around the Sun in Jupiter's company is about to happen!
Anyone else in the midst of a "push" to get things done just now? It's a great tidy up, freshen up and do your homework time, but try not to overstretch yourself, as it's transition time for several heavenly orbs, and also there's a shrinking Moon. Getting ready for fresh chapters is a theme. But it's a tiring time, too, so best to pace wisely. Lotsalove
Thursday May 11th 2023� Mercury continues with his backtrack phase, stationing just now, to resume forward motion from Monday 15th, ( this is�how the phase appears from our planet, therefore how we experience it)�and yet this is a good time to catch up with folk, especially those who go way back.� And to get around to doing things you have had on that "to do" list!� As Mercury links with Saturn tomorrow Friday 12th May as part of a sequence that began on�April 5th, There are links to discussions, processes and arrangements that will further connect to new pages being turned from next Friday 19th May.
Tuesday 16th May sees Jupiter arriving in Taurus (18:20hrsBST) , followed soon after by a midweek Moon/Jupiter alignment.. look up at the Moon on Wednesday 17th and you'll see beautiful bright Jupiter alongside. For Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, tjhis is a period of a year that repeats every 12 years approximately, where you feel more confident,�perhaps better supported about branching out in new directions, about enhancing and improving what you already have. Doors open more readily, but it's up to you to point yourself in that direction, to work with what you are given and make the most of it.� Jupiter is a planet of excess, so it gets easier for Taurus, Leo. Scorpio and Aquarius to overdo things, to be a bit extravagant, perhaps, but Jupiter also has a way of bringing help when it's needed, too, with themes of freedom, travel and opportunity shining.� Aries, Cancer, Libra .. youcould make financial gains through buying selling, making wise use of resources.� More about this phase in your recorded horoscopes as usual.� As Jupiter moves into Taurus, the old Moon is shrinking and a new (Taurus) Moon is on the way by Friday, following an alignment between Jupiter and Pluto on Thursday 18th.. which could spell some�very high profile issues in the news concerning matters of "judgement".� � That new Moon could bring relief over untangled strings, and significant documentation bringing�settlements.�
Hope your week is kind,�
Check your own chart placings��here�
Thursday 4th May 2023.. A total lunar eclipse approaches tomorrow, Friday 5th May as the full Moon happens at 17:34hrs UK time ( BST)� . It's in Scorpio, sign of death, rebirth, the whole cycle of life, and is asking us to let go of what has served its time in our lives too. Whether you are having a massive declutter ( that will probably feel super good by the way) stripping things right back in some shape or form to make a new chapter, whether you are letting go of old habits and patterns that aren't now going to take you in the direction that fits where you are now,� whether you're realising true feelings and declaring them to another, for better or for worse, it's a landmark time, a peaking of emotions and a time of closure, completion.��
Mercury is retrograding, so watch for situations where something that has been a long long time in the planning or known about, awaited.. comes to fruition.�
Communications planet Mercury is in quite a stubborn phase just now, so don't expect anyone to change their mind over key issues that have been making waves, but also be aware that for some there may be a walking away from the discussion table.��� Mercury takes us back to the past, to revise, learn, redo things.� Traditions of the past may be rekindled.� Venus and Jupiter are connecting this Friday, as the Moon swells to her fullness, bringing warmth into many relationships, but expect contrasts, with some folk in your world warm and great, others maybe a bit cranky, not in the mood to remove old blinkers that could be getting in the way of progress.
Mercury's retrograde, until 15th May,� says all is not done here, there's more to come, and this is also an indication that� we should think long term, take time to weigh and balance to be sure about the doors we're closing, and maybe pencil rather than ink in the deal done paperwork on new plans. And given that soon Jupiter will be in Mercury's current area, look out for news of "release", redemption, reprieve, second time lucky.� Maybe of travel that retraces old footsteps, too.�
Of course this is Coronation weekend, and events around monarchy are often highlighted by eclipses, this one in Scorpio, the sign of �King Charles.� Mercury retrograde can reflect delays and complications, difficulties around communications and equipment, but it can also signal the time when what's been awaited, expected, happens. Some will be saying this means a short reign, but the fact is that at 74, few of us would be taking on a new demanding full time job with the expectation of great longevity. Some might, some do, but it's probably best to just wish folk well and leave that be. Mortality isn't a fun subject to discuss, and life is a gift, so whatever your thoughts about monarchy, I hope you enjoy this special weekend in your own best way.�
Check your own chart placings here�https://www.astrotheme.com/horoscope_chart_sign_ascendant.php
Thursday 27th April 2023� Today's Leo Moonphase feels a wee bit heavy going, one of those push and pull times, when trying to change the direction others are going in may be nigh on impossible, as everyone seems set on their own plans, not thinking too much about the impact on or needs of those around them.� Mercury is retrograding, too, so my thinking is to toe your own quiet line, do your best to be mindful of those around you, but don't try to change what's clearly set in stone, actually, because in time, that could turn out not to be the case. There may well be unexpected about turns, but they'll come about through folk hitting their personal brick walls and recognising the value of going, very likely in the direction that was clearly best suited in the first place. "I told you so" is best said silently, but it's okay to think it.��
How are all my fellow Pisceans faring just now? Saturn in your sign can be a hard taskmaster, reminds you to take charge of what's yours, and maybe to build security through career, a home of your own, as well as encouraging you to strengthen your boundaries, not overwhelm yourself with what you take on.
Saturn can remind you of your mortality as you note the passing's in the news you hear, are made aware of any vulnerabilities, and he nudges you to go deal with the issues that need a bit of strengthening from experts, for example.
Health wise, Saturn rules skin, bones, hair and teeth, so, for example. if you're a Piscean with achey bones, maybe there's some advice you could follow that'd ease that?
And if you are not a Pisces but this is resonating, chances are ole Saturn is connecting with one of nine other heavenly bodies, an asteroid or one of two key points in your personal chart. www.astrotheme.com is good for calculating your own chart.. and when you get it, feel free to copy it onto a post on my Facebook pages,��if you want to ask a question https://www.facebook.com/lynne.ewart1/� and also� https://www.facebook.com/LynneEwartScottishAstrologer/
.. no promises, but I always try to help if I can. Lotsalove
A wowser of an event , this Thursday 20th April 2023, (but as it's before sunrise, not visible here in the UK) at 05:12am BST.. this total solar eclipse is a new Moon, the second of two in Aries, and around it is a theme of acceptance, of release and of reminders that compassion is as important as competing to be the best, first, only one.. this is a very potent time as Taurus takes over the skies, with first the Moon "moving on" at 05:30am and that's followed by the Sun's ingress to Taurus at 09:14. Prominent women make needed moves, lighting the way for others to follow. A changeover at the top is indicated by an eclipse, too, and as eclipses send their messages long before they appear, you only have to look around at the shifts of figureheads out there in the world, a new order. For some there will be reappearances of familiar faces ahead. Taurus is also where Mercury the communicator is, and it's retrograding ( already in shadow) from Friday morning until mid May. Take your time researching anything new, but know that this could be a magnificently fertile phase for factfinding and opportunity seekers. Details need to be thoroughly checked, and arrangements may be tricky to reschedule if postponed. Some people will come back into your life now, especially likely for Taurus. Expect reshaped offers to arrive over this phase, and for what seemed to be set in stone, not necessarily to have much wiggle room, but where there are lemons, to find new ways to make lemonade. Assume nothing, listen lots and dig into the attic, the basement, look out shelved projects. There may be hidden treasures there.
Eclipses bring sweeping changes, light where there was dark, to some, and you'll already know if this eclipse hits personal points of your chart as you'll have been going through the shifts, the changes, the upturning of old chapters to begin something new, already. If you are sailing along just fine, this one may not be impacting you so much, but watch the news, hear those around you, who may be resonating to this new dawn.
Release, let go of what no longer fits or works, or perhaps, through the events around you, be ready to accept a fresh perspective, maybe to hear someone out, or to try a new tactic in a stuck situation. Second chances could feature.
There is much magic in truly listening to one another, says Mercury as he pauses, receptive..
Lotsalove all xx
April 14th 2023� Hey, it's been a wee while, but I took some time out to celebrate a big birthday for my lovely Aries hubby, flew off with the family, and we had a Greek Island adventure.� Succumbed to a bout of�Covid on return, so slowed the pace down, but back now, just in time to mention the upcoming solar eclipse which is the second of two new Moons in Aries, the first at Equinox and this at the very last degree and minutes of that sign on Thursday 20th April at 05:12hrs BST, followed by the Moon's shift to Taurus, then the Sun's ingress to Taurus, immediately squaring Pluto, suggesting that something new may encounter changed circumstances, and that will apply in all sorts of scenarios.�
It's also a time when acknowledging the need to get right to the heart of matters and clear the decks, declutter, get to the root of troubles, get to the core of situations, strip things back to basics. Be honest about what's really needed and what's just old baggage weighing you down. Time to take stock of your options, and maybe to be prepared to make adjustments in order to survive and thrive. As Mercury is also slowing down, there may be some slow processes afoot, too, and it's smart to look carefully at the details, double check dates and arrangements.� It's not always ideal to go charging in to fix things without a manual.
Career� family, security,��health matters and leaderships�are all in the spotlight under the�challenging aspect forming on the day of the solar eclipse, between the newly arrived Taurus Sun and power planet Pluto. News� headlines are already unveiling many clues as to what the cosmos is suggesting.
President Biden's words in Ireland ( a Taurus country) set my� own spidey senses alight.. He's a Scorpio, as is King Charles.� Both making headlines. It's one of those pivotal times when life can shift on a sixpence, yet the signs are there for years before.
When The Sun and Pluto are in a jarring angle, it is impossible to ignore what cannot go on as it is, what's been simmering away , such as� a volcano, or a faulty device that needs to be repaired or renewed.� Mother Earth may be protesting.
Feelings run deep, �as Mars the Aries ruler, of� the previous and coming�new Moons, this second a total��eclipse�(and traditionally also ruler of Scorpio)�is in Cancer, sign of homeland, family, roots. Be aware of gut reactions. Your instincts about people and situations may very well be proved right, but also be mindful that we all have our own insecurities and they can be triggered in periods of darkness, which is what a solar eclipse is. It's about a light� being switched off, then returning, renewed.�
Maybe� you could do with some time out to recharge and reflect and renew? Maybe you'll have some healing, helpful even if painful, insights on ancient issues you thought you might�never be�clear of.�
Try not to leap without looking during�this week. Mercury has a way of taking us back to the starting gates to redo things and will be retrograde from Friday 21st, for three weeks,�so he's already in shadow. Forcing the pace may prove counterproductive.� There could be much to learn over the coming weeks,� doing things step by step, perhaps strengthening you to do well this summer.
An eclipse is a real off with the old, on with the new landmark event.� Where in your life are you ready to do what it takes to freshen life up? make that plan, but pencil it in as it may be reshaped a bit to work best for you. Do the research, the homework.
Thursday 23rd March 2023 There's a big shift happening as Pluto arrives in Aquarius today. Those with strong Cardinal charts ( planets in Aries,Cancer, Libra,Capricorn) are beginning a chapter of using power more comfortably, pointing in the direction of new goals, perhaps. It's far from just about today though, as this is a long term gradual process which at times, like a car hitting a pothole, there are moments of real awareness of what's changing. Listen to the wind, hear the zeitgeist, what's making headlines, tune in to the vibes, especially between 5:30pm-7pm (GMT) today . You may well be made aware of where there are inevitable transitions, chapters closing, making way for what's up next. Aquarius is an observer, one who circles the globe and notes the bigger picture. Pluto rips away the superficial and gets to the truth, digs deep, is about resources.
Whenever a major planetary shift happens, there is an inevitable tendency to think of it as good or bad.
But both co-exist, my friends.
The good of Aquarius will very likely involve a stronger global awareness of connectedness, of what we can do when we unite to make a better world and the bad will likely involve the awareness of too much connectedness, via our lives being monitored. That's a very simplified version. Aquarius is associated with the rebel who won't be ruled, the humanitarian who speaks up, born ahead of their time, seeing the shape of things to come. But Aquarius can also bring the despots and harsh rulers. Watch out for the latter and try to listen well to the former!
My father was Aquarius, a quiet but very self disciplined rebel, far sighted, scientific, way ahead of his time in perception, glittering with intelligence, and definitely shone, at his kindest and best when he wasn't suffocated by the intimacy of daily family demands. Aquarius fascinates me, with many friends and family born under this sign, and I am looking ahead to this new Aquarian age. I expect we'll see many amazing scientific leaps forward, and so many of these will come from our amazing, already born youngsters.
So Pluto, as you arrive in Aquarius, this Thursday lunchtime, 23rd March 2023 at 12:13pm.. here's to the planet, to peace and to us uniting as humans to be kind to one another, and to nurture mama Earth. Thoughts are things... think of the Butterfly Effect.. send our best thoughts out.
Love from me xx
Saturday 18th March 2023 Hey..it's gettin towards Moondark..the cosmos is a bit scratchy still, and it's awful easy to beat yourself up or to just feel a bit jarred.
Tomorrow is probably less introspective, maybe unexpectedly so. Today is a good day to quietly focus on what's in front of us.
Be kind, to ourselves and maybe make a few allowances for others. We're all just walking each other home lovelies. Lotsalove xx
March 16th 2023 Cosmic thoughts: If in doubt.. sit it out.. if your intuition is strong, heed it. Try not to push against your own best interests.� �Mars jars with the Sun, while Neptune fogs Mercurial astutness..
March 15th 2023..Moon's in take care of business Capricorn,, but the Sun is aligning with sleepy Neptune, so take care of what you must but don't feel the least little bit guilty when you also give rein to your dreamy, escapist, cosy up self, too.
Monday 6th March 2023 Saturn the planner is coming into the sign of Pisces,the dreamer.. tomorrow, just as we have a full Moon in Virgo the detailer. Saturn was here 1994-1996. What did you strengthen over that period? Was there a vision that became reality? I can remember my own story so vividly. Saturn doesn't hand you easy rides, but he rewards effort with lasting results. Believe ... achieve. 💗💖💝♓💐
Sunday 26th February 2023
Hope your weekend is being kind - the cosmos has some powerful "closure" energies around just now, sweeping changes for some that have been somehow a long time coming.
That's in itself neither good news nor bad, simply a matter of "Time" being at a turning point, where milestone shifts can happen, portal points. So there will perhaps be extremes around news you're hearing at the moment.
Please, don't think the planets are the orchestrators, good or bad, but they make patterns that astrologers have studied for millenniums, and like a weather forecast, we suggest what those patterns are showing, and right now the shifting tides are all about things being ready to change, so do have faith in your own ability to shape upcoming new eras well for you and yours. You've got this! Horoscopes for the coming week are in Sunday Mail� and here,��written for you with love from me
February 23rd� Have you seen the beautful alignment of Moon with Jupiter and Venus in the early evening skies?� Next Thursday 2nd March,�Venus and Jupiter are aligned in Aries. Warmth and closeness in loving ties, a bit of extravagance, perhaps, and yes, watch for women in politics, on any kind of platform, coming to the centre of the stage. Interesting here in Scotland that two key, more prominent contenders are Aries, another�is Pisces, and Saturn about to enter Pisces says there are new duties to shoulder here.� It's fascinating, and if I can get their birth times, I'll say more. But all very interesting to observe.� For the record I vote always for the person who does the best work for our community and over the many years I've had a vote, it's gone to members of� five different parties. Our local MP is amazing, and she gets my vote without question for all she does for our community.� Vote for the good guys, not just a party,� and you get a better government, is my thinking. So we'll see how this all pans out here in bonny Scotland!
February 19th 2023 Hey Sunday! We have the Sun in Pisces now, and it's Moondark, with a powerful Venus Pluto connection, good for going deep, good for dipping into creativity with a view to makeovers, and also important to allow ourselves to be human, to pause and reflect and be honest with ourselves about what we might need today to feel that precious inner peace that's so often lacking in this crazy world of mental overload. Maybe it's rest, maybe it's quiet Moondark busyness. You'll know. Venus and Pluto remind us of the power of love, the depths of relationships, stirring strong emotions which can torment as well as transform. If there is turmoil, try flipping your perspective to imagine the other party's present state. Maybe there's turmoil there, too. Sometimes just changing focus, from a challenging emotion to doing something kindly, loving, for others who aren't part of that puzzle, turns frowns upside down. If someone has been absent, hard to reach, just send love. They'll know you're there. There may be insights, intuition that flows unusually strongly this Moondark day.. Another plan is to plough through the wardrobe or THAT cupboard, dig deep for lost treasures. Fill a bag with things to donate to those who will benefit. Feeling creative? Go muse around paint charts. Feeling unsettled?( Moondark can do that) Have a gentle walk to let the wind blow away your cobwebs. With every step, tell yourself you're rising above any nagging issues, because you came to this planet equipped for your journey and invested with the love and hopes and capacities of all your ancestors. Moondark can be a great time for giving yourself permission to pause .. or for quietly clearing the decks, ready for tomorrow when a new Moon offers fresh chapters. Lotsalove and have a good day. My horoscopes for you are here,as ever, written for you with love from me 💗
February 17th 2023� Moon is� currently in serious Capricorn,�shrinking, darkening� on through Aquarius over the weekend, ready to become new in Pisces�come Monday morning at 07:06 GMT . That's coming, of course, after the� Pisces Sun arrives from�Saturday night at 22:34hrs. Babies born from then are little Fishies!�
There could be some encouraging news or whispers of what's to come that lifts us a little over Saturday. Helpful developments thanks to the input or intervention others . Situations where a need is met with less hassle than was expected. Life may seem unsettled just now, what with big planetary shifts ahead, but there will be reminders, too, of past investment that's going to pay off, perhaps in terms of connections and kindnesses.� People who reappear to give us a boost.. Saturday night has a sense of cameraderie, kindness, maybe a call or message that brightens us up.� Sunday, watch for revivals, ressurections in friendships and for someone who pulls the stops out to make quite an impression.��
Monday's new Moon carries a wee bit of magic around it. Look out for bold women making a difference this week!
More to come..� �meantime, wishing you a happy weekend and a very good week ahead.�