wise discernment

24th/25th September – 12th/13th November 2015: Mars in Virgo

by Sarah Varcas 22 September 2015

      Discerning the Details By Sarah Varcas   As Mars enters Virgo its energy becomes laser-like. Relinquishing the bluster of Leo’s unyielding self-assurance, it becomes more careful, attending to details previously overlooked and honouring the beauty of each minuscule part rather than the magnificence of the whole. Neither way is better than the […]

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23rd September – 23rd October 2015: Sun in Libra

by Sarah Varcas 22 September 2015

      Honouring Our Energetic Intimacy By Sarah Varcas   As the Sun enters Libra, a conjunction to the North Node highlights the importance of the month to come. This Sun seeks connection and intimacy, preferring the compromise of unity over the isolation of individualism. The North Node affirms this choice, anchoring roots in […]

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18th September 2015 – 20th December 2017: Saturn in Sagittarius

by Sarah Varcas 15 September 2015

    The Crucible of Manifestation By Sarah Varcas   Many will celebrate Saturn’s final departure from Scorpio. It’s been tough going. The combination of Saturn’s insistence that we assume responsibility for our lives and Scorpio’s demand that we embrace even the darkest and most difficult aspects of the self has necessitated facing up to […]

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3rd – 19th July 2015: Pluto Oppositions

by Sarah Varcas 30 June 2015

  Image: “Transfigured” by Gary Rosenberg   The Power of Pluto’s Presence By Sarah Varcas   During this period Pluto first opposes the Sun (3rd – 9th), then Mars (11th – 19th) and simultaneously Mercury (14th – 17th). When Pluto’s about, power games are rife. We extend supreme efforts to control the world around us, […]

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5th – 9th April 2015: Mercury Trined by Jupiter and Squared by Pluto

by Sarah Varcas 1 April 2015

      Having the Sacred on Speed Dial By Sarah Varcas   As Ceres in Aquarius wants each person accepted as they are, Jupiter, Mercury and Pluto ask how we balance acceptance with the defence of truths denied. Such paradoxes lay at the heart of the human condition and there are no easy answers, no […]

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4th – 15th November 2014: Mars/Pluto Conjunction (opposed by Kronos)

by Sarah Varcas 29 October 2014

       Engage Integrity Then Full Steam Ahead by Sarah Varcas   Mars is currently approaching a conjunction to Pluto, exact on 10th/11th November 2014. This is a powerful combination and one to be treated with respect. The god of war meets Lord of the Underworld! Not a partnership to mess with! That said, […]

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1st/2nd October 2014: Quarter Moon in Capricorn

by Sarah Varcas 25 September 2014

      Occupy Utopia by Sarah Varcas   The waxing quarter Moon occurs in the 9th degree of Capricorn at 7:34 pm on 1st October GMT. Coinciding with the start of the month, this Moon provides encouragement for the weeks ahead and, together with the Sun, reminds us that a return to the still […]

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27th/28th September 2014: Mercury Enters Scorpio

by Sarah Varcas 25 September 2014

      And Pause…. by Sarah Varcas   Mercury enters the sign of Scorpio at 10:40 pm GMT on 27th September. As it does so it prepares to turn retrograde on 4th October. At this point in Mercury’s cycle it is effectively grinding to a temporary halt before revisiting events of recent months to […]

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26th -27th November 2013: Messages from Mercury

by Sarah Varcas 26 November 2013

  Image: ‘In the Beginning’ by Rassouli   A Journey into Truth by Sarah Varcas   This week Mercury features strongly in our cosmic maps, highlighting new areas of knowledge and fresh insights. On 26th it joins forces with Saturn which it last did at the end of October just prior to the Uranus/Pluto square […]

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18th/19th October 2013: Lunar Eclipse in Aries

by Sarah Varcas 17 October 2013

  Image: ‘Garden of the Heart’ by Rassouli   Discerning Our Own Dreams by Sarah Varcas   This Lunar Eclipse in the 26th degree of Aries (11:51 p.m. 18th October GMT)  encourages us to consider our gifts and talents, hopes and dreams, with a mind to the reality of manifesting those dreams in this material […]

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