Ego & Essence

Saturn in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus: February 2021 – December 2021

by Sarah 2 April 2021

      A Fight for Life and a Love Story By Sarah Varcas   If you would prefer to listen to me reading this post, an audio version is available at the bottom of the page. Saturn squares Uranus three times this year (February, June and December). This square is therefore a defining factor […]

Read the full article →

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

by Sarah 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 […]

Read the full article →

14th December 2020: Total Solar Eclipse in 24th degree of Sagittarius

by Sarah 9 December 2020

      Don’t Go Back To Sleep! By Sarah Varcas   All dates are UT This solar eclipse, the second of two eclipses this season (you can read about the first one here), is soft as Autumn mists and tough as Winter storms. In the same time and space it delivers the harshest truths […]

Read the full article →

16th October 2020: New Supermoon in Libra

by Sarah 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 […]

Read the full article →

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

by Sarah 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 […]

Read the full article →

The Astrology of 2020: Part 1

by Sarah 6 January 2020

      Resistance, Choice Points and   Fresh Perspectives By Sarah Varcas   All dates are UT For info about Mercury’s retrograde cycle from 17th February to 10th March click here.   2020 is set to be a watershed year offering many opportunities for change and recalibration. On considering the charts for this year […]

Read the full article →

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

by Sarah 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 […]

Read the full article →

15th August 2019: Full Moon in 23rd degree of Aquarius

by Sarah 12 August 2019

      The Magic Is Us By Sarah Varcas    The moon is full at 12:30 pm UT on 15th August 2019   This Full Moon in Aquarius is poised to blow some old beliefs out of the water. With its ruler, Uranus, having turned retrograde on 11th August and now squaring Mercury, it […]

Read the full article →

28th July – 21st August 2019: Venus in Leo (including a New Moon in Leo on 1st August 2019)

by Sarah 29 July 2019

      One of a Kind & One of the Crowd By Sarah Varcas   Venus entered Leo on 28th July 2019. Given the challenges of the eclipse season which ended on 29th July, this is something to celebrate! After much self-analysis and the illumination of some thorny issues, we can now relax into […]

Read the full article →

21st June – 29th July 2019: Eclipse Season

by Sarah 20 July 2019

      Returning From Exile By Sarah Varcas Eris turns retrograde on 21st July 2019 until 11th January 2020. Read more about Eris and what her retrograde journey means for us here 21st June 2019 sees a number of astrological events occurring in quick succession, alerting us to a significant energetic shift. At 8:27 a.m. Neptune stations […]

Read the full article →