The recent Mercury-Venus mutual reception (October 8-November 1, 2015) has been a nice respite in the otherwise uninspiring planetary weather. With both Venus and Jupiter in signs of their detriment or fall, it’s time to hibernate! In John Frawley’s natal course, he mentions that the connection of Mercury with Venus can show a talented artist – the skill of Mercury wedded to the aesthetic sense of Venus. While Mercury and Venus are not in aspect, they are in mutual reception by sign, a condition the traditional texts call “generosity.” It is not as powerful as if the two of them were in aspect as well, but the connection is notable. Personally, since early October, I have been saturated in classical music, live and recorded. It started with my watching live concerts from the 17th Fryderyk Chopin Competition. I’ve since read a great number of classical album reviews. The interesting thing is that I seem to have developed a greater sensitivity or awareness of the more subtle qualities of the music and can determine if a piece is well performed, at least according to my taste. This particular Mercury-Venus combination has made me at once more conscious of the details of a performance while allowing it to affect me more emotionally. I wonder if this is how it is all the time for musicians with Mercury-Venus in mutual reception or aspect.
With many facing serious or even life-threatening illness due to COVID-19, astrologers may wonder about indications of illness in the horoscope. Traditional astrological techniques can forecast risk of serious illness during a specific period. This is valuable for mental preparation and taking appropriate precautions, or, if the prediction is favorable, to avoid undue anxiety. The […]
Saturn enters Aquarius March 21, 2020 and will be there until July 1, when he retrogrades into Capricorn. He will re-enter Aquarius for good on December 16, until March 7, 2023. Saturn represents the totality of the known universe, as we humans are able to perceive it. In traditional cosmology, Saturn rules the outermost ring […]
Magical Elections for September 2019 are now available. We have a few good talisman in the works this month, including Spica, Regulus, as well as Jupiter in Sagittarius. See the list of this month’s elections below, or go to the product page to purchase the PDF. We have six magical elections this month: Regulus (fixed […]