Venus conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

The current Venus retrograde cycle in Capricorn will see Venus thrice conjunct Pluto, which is a pretty rare astrological event. When Venus last retrograded in Capricorn in 2013, Venus stationed direct tantalizingly close to Pluto, just a degree separated them – but they did not quite ‘hook up’. This means that for an exact repeat of this particular triple Venus/Pluto/Capricorn conjunction we have to look back to Pluto’s previous transit through the sign, from 8 Jan 1762 – 4 April 1777*. Again, during this transit, while Venus did retrograde twice, only one of those retrograde periods involved a triple Venus/Pluto conjunction (these conjunctions were on: 19 December 1770, 12 January 1771 and finally 19 February 1771 in 19 degrees + Capricorn) during which time Beethoven was born. While Venus turns retrograde every 18 months, she will only make a long stay in a handful of signs and these longer retrograde stays recur at 8 year intervals. We will have to wait until Pluto enters Pisces for the next triple Venus/Pluto conjunction, a series which fall between 20/1/2057 and 16/4/2057 in 17-19 degrees Pisces. Just let that sink in a minute. That’s 35 years away, so we have a long wait.

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Jupiter Trine the North Node: Applied Wisdom Promotes Growth

With Mercury now moving forward in Aquarius, Jupiter’s beneficial trine to the North Node in Gemini and the Sun’s sextile to Uranus (both on Thursday) – there is a sudden openness to new and innovative ideas.  Expansion is the key. The North Node in Gemini brings progress through important meetings with the minds of others. The element air remains prominent- and it offers us a new perspective, a bird’s eye view of situations. The ability to transcend, analyse, share knowledge and gain new insights which the element air offers us, serves to open up new pathways. Continue reading

Upcoming New Moon in Aquarius Reminiscent of the 1962 Mega Aquarius Stellium

Look out for Thursday’s New Moon !

Great line up in Aquarius this week. So… Just a little extra on the 1962 mega eclipse in Aquarius, which had all the traditional 7 planets in this sign. It seems to me to have been related to the space race, the Ranger Three mission for example, was launched in 1962 with 6 planets in Aquarius. That ability to rise ourselves up has been fundamental in human development. The ankles are ruled by Aquarius, and it is the ankle that enabled humans to stand up and walk, whereby freeing up the hands for new tasks and in the process, Continue reading

David Bowie: Station to Station

Hi Astrology Lovers,

I am just making a very quick post to pick up on something I mentioned in my weekly YouTube film. While discussing the Sun/Uranus square, I mentioned an album of David Bowie which was hugely influential both in terms of his career and in terms of music in general. This little citation is taken from Wikipedia ‘

‘Station to Station was a milestone in Bowie’s transition to his late 1970s ‘Berlin Trilogy‘. Bowie himself has said of the album, “As far as the music goes, Low and its siblings were a direct follow-on from the title track”,[36] while Brian Eno opined that Low was “very much a continuation from Station to Station“.[65] It has also been described as “enormously influential on post-punkContinue reading

The Astrology of 2021 in A Nutshell…

Dear Viewer and Astrology lover …

First of all I want to wish you a happy and healthy New Year.
So … What kind of a year lies ahead ? Firstly add 2021 together and the number FIVE is the key.. Talking,  Hierophant in the Tarot. Or the quintile in astrological terms. We can learn a great deal in 2021, both individually and collectively.  The Hierophant is wise and learned, the quintile is innovative and highly creative. Continue reading

All my posts on the USA election 2020: Trump vs Biden

Update the missing posts on the USA election 2020: Trump vs Biden

Since 2006, I have written a bi-lingual blog and here are links to the English Language articles I have posted on astrologieblog, and on my Facebook page (Liz Hathway Astrologer) discussing the exciting US 2020 election.  Continue reading

Mars Retrograde in Aries: A Spontaneous Awakening?

This article was first posted on the website of the Cosmic Intelligence Agency in July 2020. Due to some technical problems with their site – the original post is currently not online  – since I still had the text, I am reposting it here.

Mars in Aries

It takes Mars two years to orbit the Sun. During this time it spends around six weeks in each zodiac sign and has a retrograde phase which lasts approximately 28 weeks. When Mars is retrograde, it will often re-enter the previous sign but it can also spend the entire retrograde period in the same sign, the astrologer Dane Rudhyar coined the term ‘long stay’ for these particular transits. The red planet is particularly highlighted this year because he is making a long stay in his sign of rulership Aries. The last long stay in Aries was way back in 1941 and in this article, I want to speculate on what that this close encounter with the red planet might mean for us from an individual perspective, in a later post I will focus on the possible mundane influence of this transit. Continue reading

Reflections on Donald Trump’s horoscope and re-election chances

Reflections on Donald Trump’s horoscope and re-election chances

Donald Trump was born with Mercury and Pluto ‘out-of-bounds’. A planet is considered OOB when it has a declination that exceeds 23 degrees 27 minutes, either North or South of the celestial equator. Such a planet is likely to express itself in a renegade, highly original way. Mercury in DT’s horoscope is in emotional, moody, defensive Cancer, and it is the ruler of Trump’s Sun, North Node and Uranus. Mercury OOB is ‘off the map’ and in Cancer it uses feeling and emotions to find its way. DT’s Mercury is square to Neptune, which on the plus side bestows the ability to tune into the feeling life of the collective, but on the negative side, can manifest as seemingly irrational, moody or emotional behaviour.  Continue reading

Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto in Capricorn: Three planet tango at a dance macabre

A Planetary Triptych: Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn

Triptych is derived from the Greek, trip (three) tych (layered) and usually applies to paintings, such as the weirdly wonderful ‘Garden of Earthly Delights‘ by Hieronymus Bosch.  In this blog….some of my thoughts on the weird and wonderful planetary triptych, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.

Committed to Capricorn since 2008, Pluto  is the slowest moving planet in this triptych and Jupiter in sign of fall, the fastest. Even when in Capricorn, the sign of seasonal purgatory,  the role of Jupiter is to ‘big things up’. In Capricorn, Jupiter has come down from the mountain top and is singularly focused on the affairs of this world, here he busies himself with money, power, ambition and even with the occasional “dodgy deal”.
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Stonewall 1969: Long Stay of Mars in Sagittarius

I first considered the phenomena known as the ‘long stay of Mars’ in 2001 when Mars made a long stay in Sagittarius (See Vol. 13 No. 2 of the Journal of the Astrological Association of Great Britain) My current renewed interest, is probably due to the fact that I have Scorpio rising and my radix Mars is in Aries. As you probably know, Mars will make a long stay in Aries this year… which means I get a triple Mars return  .. looking forward to that !!

However, in this post I am revisiting specifically the long stay of Mars in Sagittarius, during its late retrograde period in the summer of 1969. I knew that Woodstock had taken place under this ‘long stay’, but I only just realized that the Stonewall Riots took place at this time too. Searching on Stonewall astrology – I came across  this article – by Alex Miller which apart from anything else, also has fantastic images.  I am using the same time Alex uses, June 28 1969, 01.20 Manhattan, NY – though the situation got nasty at around 3 am (there’s a newspaper clipping giving this time – for source see link to mainstream press below). Continue reading