Astrology by Paul Saunders

Monday, 12 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Venus square Saturn – Tuesday 13th March 2018

A rollercoaster of emotions today

The Moon is moving within the sign of the water barer, Aquarius during this Tuesday, and on an emotional level we will be quite cool and collected. The Moon in this sign allows us to pull back from stressful moments, and view the whole situation in a decidedly calculated and detached way. On a base level therefore, we won't be liable to experience moments of emotional outburst, and we won't react because we feel that we need to. Instead we have kindness and consideration in abundance, indeed the Moon in this sign is incredibly caring, but we will prefer to help out at arm's length. The Moon in this sign will not make us worry about tradition as this is a sign of constant progress, therefore we'll be motivated to keep moving forwards looking for modern solutions to old problems. We will also do our own thing and follow our own path, rather than adhere to what we are expected to do.

The first planetary connection is a difficult one as Venus, the planet of love and values forms a nasty square to restrictive and harsh Saturn. This aspect will put a serious dampener on all kinds of relationships, and we may be criticised by a partner, or we may be the one who upsets our loved ones. We may feel let down, or we may fear that we aren't being loved as much as we should be. There may be a sense of disappointment and emotional stress that pervades throughout the day or we may be worried about finances and how we are going to pay for everything, as Venus as well as being the planet of love rules our finances too.

The Moon soon joins the party making a sextile to Venus and this increases the sensitivity that we pick up on. Now the Moon is in Aquarius therefore we are working on logic and not so much on feelings, so we will use what we know to try and diffuse and soothe any love, relationship or financial difficulties rather than relying on intuition and what we sense is correct.

Now there is a contradiction in planetary terms today as the Sun now makes a positive trine to Jupiter. The optimism and confidence here as well as the Moon Venus sextile will try to counteract the less than happy Saturn square to Venus, and we may think that we can pull things around, but as soon as we get our hopes up, they may be dragged down again. We could be subject to very up and down moods today, bright and bubbly one minute then in despair the next. I sense a rollercoaster of joy and pain that we may have to put up with as the day progresses.

The Moon forms a late sextile to Mercury, and at least we can verbalise what we are experiencing, and talk over the finer points of what is upsetting us or lifting our hearts. The level of communication is raised now, and we will be articulate, and able to speak through our concerns with others we trust and love. We will also listen well and with the Moon in an air sign able to network, and Mercury in direct Aries, we will be able to canvass opinion, we won't mince our words, or leave anyone in doubt what we really think. Tonight is a time that we will be able to get what is on our minds in the open, and hopefully we can discover solutions to the problems we faced...

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Moon in Capricorn – Monday 12th March 2018

Cutting cloth
Moon in Capricorn - Cutting our cloth accordingly

This is another day with the Moon in Capricorn, well for majority of the day at least. Today we go into the working week with a practical and dutiful attitude, ready to work hard and fulfil our ambitions. We will be able to prioritise and work out what are the most important tasks to get on with first, and if we find that we are having trouble we will soldier on bravely without asking for help. There will be little to no extravagance in our needs and desires now, and we will concentrate just on what we require, rather then anything that seems a luxury or beyond our means. Today we cut our cloth according to our needs.

Now the Moon makes a conjunction to Pluto early on today, and we will feel a quiet intensity and a desire to react by expressing our control of any situation. We could come across as pushy, obsessive or jealous depending on the situation, and we may either inspire others who have confidence in our judgement or abilities or stir up hostility in those who see us as a rival. Luckily, at the same time we will have our emotions in sync with our actions as the Moon will be making a sextile to the Sun at the same time, thus we look as if we know exactly what we are doing. We will be able to carry out everything with a smile on our faces and with confidence in our hearts as the Moon also makes a vibrant sextile to Jupiter too. This morning we will be able to achieve pretty much whatever we desire through the use of charm of this aspect allied to the the authority of the Capricorn Moon.

Into the afternoon and the mood becomes less predictable, as the Moon makes a square to Uranus. We could suddenly react to situations without being prompted, and we may become bored more easily than we were in the morning. Be careful not to enact any changes into your life now, as they may be done in haste and without thinking things through properly. Remember that short term alterations may be exciting for the moment, but they rarely last or aid you in the longer term. The Moon follows on to make a sextile to Chiron, and we can alleviate any upset or find the right words, actions or emotional responses to settle ourselves and others around us.

As the day comes to a close, the Moon moves into Aquarius and we take on a more logical and sceptical mood. We will start to question all that we are challenged by, and follow the course of actions that we know to be right. This is a day to take the attitude that it's better to be safe than sorry, and whatever chances we take will be calculated to benefit us rather than taken on a whim of fancy...

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Mars trine Uranus – Sunday 11th March 2018

Mars trine Uranus - Do the unexpected

The Moon remains in Capricorn today, a rather staid, serious and business like sign where we carry on emotional baggage on our shoulders, and tend not to share our problems with others. We will not want to accept help from others, even if we actually need it, and we will hide our insecurities through looking strong and capable, and putting on an act if needs be.

The Moon starts this day in a very difficult set of square aspects. It is closing in on a conjunction with Saturn and at the same time is is making a square with Mercury and Venus. It's best if I pull all of these aspects together. The Moon and Saturn in Capricorn make us for a little while incredibly serious, unwilling to show any vulnerabilities, and we might reject any interference from others. It's also an indication that we may be be disappointed in some way with someone as they let us down, or this aspect may affect our emotional state and well being making us feel low and unworthy. Now the multiple squares to Mercury and Venus could cause difficult discussions, demands or requests on us that we may have to accede to, or we may have to take a whole load of criticism on the chin. The squares to Venus may affect a relationship, a love partnership or there may be emotional differences of opinion over someone's values, and what they think is right and correct.

I mentioned yesterday that Mars and Uranus were forming a trine, and in the middle of the day it finally comes together in an exact connection. This may see us taking off the cuff direct instant action and decisions that others won't see coming. We may suddenly lose our temper and throw a tantrum, or pull a rabbit out of a hat. We may surprise, infuriate, inflict pain or incite wild passion in someone else. This aspect is as accident prone as it allows us to race around at high speed with precision and daring, the trick is to keep our wits about us, and not to take one too many chances.

The Sun later on completes a sextile to Pluto, and this aspect highlight matters of power, control and change. We may find ourselves in a position where we will try to assert our authority over something or someone, or we may try to enact a change that may be needed. We will be steadfast and strong willed, and if this comes in the middle of a difficult emotional situation I can see a stand off between you and someone else. If we are being a bit more flexible however, then we can incorporate useful changes into our lives today to make our relationships more lasting and stronger.

The final aspect of the day is a sextile to Neptune, a gentle aspect to a rather stressful and hectic day. We can use our imaginations to drift off now, so why not put on some music, watch a film, socialise and have a drink or just find a quiet spot and meditate for an hour. Now we can get in tour with our spiritual side and find a little peace. After this weekend is complete, we might just need it...

Friday, 9 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Moon into Capricorn – Saturday 10th March 2018

Moon trine Uranus - Electric emotions

The Moon finishes its transit through Sagittarius but before it does there are still several aspects for it to make. For two thirds of this day we will be in a generally optimistic mood, eager to progress, make new friends and we will get irritated if we are hemmed in or prevented from having the space we require. We will be happiest and emotionally content if we can get out and about to do our own thing.

Early on today the Moon makes a conjunction with Mars still also in Sagittarius, and our emotions will be very on edge and impatient. This connection will will find us wanting to do something positive, the need to achieve within us will be most important. Anything that slows us down or gets in our way this morning will gain our displeasure, or worse still the wrath of our tongue. We will not wish to compromise our our principles, and with Mars starting to make an exciting trine to Uranus, we may act rather erratically and hastily, on the look out for an opportunity to take a chance, and to do something new or novel.

The Moon follows on to make a trine to Uranus a little while later and the need within us to experiment and follow our own path only increases. We could be very impulsive, especially because of the connection to Mars, and also potentially accident prone, although our reactions will be rapid, and the speed of them may save your skin at the last minute. Be careful of electric shocks and breakages this morning. These connections could bring us into contact with unusual or talented people today who interest us.

The next aspect sees the Moon in a square to Chiron, the wounded healer and our impulsive nature may not be fine for everyone within our sphere of influence, as there is the potential in the middle of the day for some upset. If we suddenly lose our cool, our temper or act selfishly because of the rather volatile energy, we may also hurt someone unintentionally, so try to be careful not to be too egotistical or self-indulgent.

The Moon ends its passage through Sagittarius and moves into Capricorn, and we will feel a little less confident and a touch more reserved, and we may pull back from what we are doing. This position allows us to be more controlled, more calculating and definitely better organised. As the Moon moves into the first few degrees of the sign, it will make a square to Mercury. This connection later in the day makes us more critical, opinionated and sharp minded, and there will be an emotional need to speak up or communicate. If we disagree about something we will let others know about it. There is a nostalgic side to this link though, and we may be fascinated by matters of the past, family connections and news or letting people know what we have been getting up to recently. We may end the day in deep discussion with those we find intellectually stimulating for us...