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30th January – 21st February 2021: Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

by Sarah Varcas 26 January 2021

      We Are What Lies Beneath By Sarah Varcas   With Black Moon Lilith conjunct Eris at the time of its retrograde station (3:46 pm UT on 30th January), this Mercury pulls no punches and takes no prisoners. Nor would we want to be held captive, for its promise is freedom from the […]

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30th November 2020: Lunar Eclipse in 9th degree of Gemini

by Sarah Varcas 25 November 2020

      Standing on the Brink of Hope By Sarah Varcas   All dates are UT This lunar eclipse and its partner solar eclipse on 14th December close the door on the intense Capricorn focus of this year. Just after the second of these eclipses, Saturn leaves Capricorn on 17th December, with Jupiter following […]

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16th October 2020: New Supermoon in Libra

by Sarah Varcas 7 October 2020

      Wild Love By Sarah Varcas   This supermoon is new in the 24th degree of Libra at 19:32 UT on 16th October 2020. The Sabian Symbol for this degree – a third wing on the left side of a butterfly –  reflects the triangulation of what previously looked like an issue of […]

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20th July 2020: New Moon & Black Moon in 29th degree of Cancer

by Sarah Varcas 17 July 2020

      Choose Love, Choose Life! By Sarah Varcas   All dates are UT This black moon – the second of two new moons in the same zodiac sign – arrives at a time of immense change and uncertainty the world over. In Cancer, the sign of true family, it reminds us that we […]

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18th June – 12th July 2020: Mercury Retrograde in Cancer

by Sarah Varcas 23 June 2020

      Lost for Words By Sarah Varcas   Mercury stations retrograde in the 15th degree of Cancer at 4:54 a.m. on 18th June 2020 and stations direct in the 6th degree of Cancer at 8:22 a.m. on 12th July 2020 All dates & times are UT During this passage of Mercury retrograde, communication […]

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21st June 2020: Solar Eclipse on the Gemini/Cancer Cusp

by Sarah Varcas 16 June 2020

    Silent Wisdom By Sarah Varcas   This is the second of three eclipses in this eclipse season, which also features lunar eclipses on 5th June 2020 and 5th July 2020. All dates are UT When we have a solar eclipse sandwiched between two lunar eclipses like this one, we often see a process of emotional upheaval […]

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The Astrology of 2020 Part 3 (and introducing 2021)

by Sarah Varcas 4 April 2020

      Waking Up To Our New Reality By Sarah Varcas All dates are UT When embroiled in the midst of a crisis, the longer view can sometimes help. Reflecting on how we got here, where we want to get to and how we can do so gives both context and meaning to our […]

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The Astrology of 2020: Part 2

by Sarah Varcas 23 March 2020

      Imagine That…. by Sarah Varcas   All dates are UT If you’re seeking some astrological background to the current moment please read my January update here and my Uranus in Taurus update here. It goes without saying that we’re living amidst intense times. Fear is rife, isolation everywhere and contradictory information and […]

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14th September 2019 04:34 UT: Full moon in 22nd degree of Pisces

by Sarah Varcas 10 September 2019

      The Dance of Courageous Surrender By Sarah Varcas   This full moon conjunct Neptune and Black Moon Lilith invites us into deep contemplation of who we are aside from the details of our lives. Because an unnerving dissolution of self may occur when we surrender those things that define us, it’s an […]

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30th August 2019: Super New Moon in Virgo at 10:38 a.m. UT

by Sarah Varcas 28 August 2019

      Beautiful Flaws By Sarah Varcas   This super new moon in the 7th degree of Virgo – conjunct Venus, Mars & Mercury – is a cleansing moon. Virgo is a deeply healing sign imbued with ancient knowledge often lost to us in favour of modern reductionist approaches to health. Whilst different models […]

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