19th December 2016 – 8th January 2017: Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn and Sagittarius

by Sarah Varcas 9 December 2016

      Our True Face By Sarah Varcas   Conjunct Pluto as it stations retrograde in Capricorn, this is an incisive Mercury with little patience for subjectivity, or sensitivity for that matter! We may be disappointed if we want life to go gently with our feelings as the year closes, for there are more […]

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9th November – 19th December 2016: Mars in Aquarius

by Sarah Varcas 9 November 2016

      We Are the Battleground! By Sarah Varcas   In an air sign, Mars energises our mind and mental processes which can be useful for some and less so for others, depending on how our mind usually works! If you tend to be full of racing thoughts, living in your head, Mars in […]

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15th – 31st October 2016: Astro-Events to the End of October

by Sarah Varcas 13 October 2016

      Razor-Sharp Truth and Compassionate Grace By Sarah Varcas   The second half of October is characterised by dynamic, forthright energy which requires careful handling. As always, it’s our choice how we use it, but if we allow it to dictate the shape of things to come we may become embroiled in some […]

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27th June – 1st December 2016: Chiron Retrograde in Pisces

by Sarah Varcas 7 October 2016

      Reflections on Healing and Wholeness By Sarah Varcas   In the presence of Chiron we encounter the issue of healing. When retrograde, Chiron asks what it means to us, what we foresee when we contemplate personal healing and how we view those aspects of our self we consider in need of ‘repair’. […]

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Current Trends: End of September/ Beginning of October 2016

by Sarah Varcas 23 September 2016

      Life, Love and a New Moon in Libra By Sarah Varcas   The second of three conjunctions between Uranus and Eris in Aries occurs on 25th September, with its impact reverberating through the coming months. Requiring deep reflection before action, this alliance of the wild child (Uranus) and the radical feminine (Eris), […]

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16th September 2016: Lunar Eclipse in 25th degree of Pisces 6:55 p.m. UT

by Sarah Varcas 14 September 2016

      Wise Emotion By Sarah Varcas   Conjunct retrograde Chiron and forming a T Square to Mars in Sagittarius, this is an emotionally energised eclipse with a cathartic edge. Whilst some emotional catharses can clear the air in the long run, others may complicate an already difficult situation and we must stay present to […]

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9th September 2016 – 10th October 2017: Jupiter in Libra

by Sarah Varcas 8 September 2016

      Beyond the Watershed By Sarah Varcas   Jupiter enters Libra on 9th September 2016. Spending about a year in each sign, its entry into a new one signifies a shift in terms of how we make sense of the world and our experience within it. We have had the opportunity to learn […]

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1st September 2016: Solar Eclipse in 10th degree of Virgo at 9:04 a.m. UT

by Sarah Varcas 30 August 2016

      From Darkness Into Light By Sarah Varcas   This solar eclipse highlights the adventure of living in the material world whilst embracing the unseen realms of energy and essence. This is the path of the everyday mystic who lives in communion with the divine whilst scrubbing the floor and fingernails, paying bills, […]

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30th August – 22nd September 2016: Mercury Retrograde in Virgo & Jupiter enters Libra

by Sarah Varcas 26 August 2016

      Our Sacred Duty By Sarah Varcas   Just as Mercury is about to enter the conciliatory world of Libra it’s brought up short by its retrograde station in the final degree of Virgo, reminding us there are still details we need to be clear on, facts requiring review and focused effort necessary […]

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18th August 2016 (9:28 a.m. UT): Full Moon in 26th degree of Aquarius

by Sarah Varcas 16 August 2016

      Living Life On Purpose By Sarah Varcas   Occurring a day before the next eclipse season begins (19th August – 23rd September), this Full Moon is an ‘almost-but-not-quite’ lunar eclipse, giving it greater influence and a stronger ‘edge’ against which to hone our awareness. Eclipse seasons are powerful things, to be honoured with […]

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