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February 17th 2021: Saturn in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus

by Brian Varcas 13 February 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 […]

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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 […]

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The Astrology of 2021 – An Overview

by Sarah 7 January 2021

      From Possibility to Probability By Sarah Varcas   All dates are UT We enter 2021 at a critical point in human history after events of last year revealed what has lurked too long in the shadows, manipulating agendas to its own ends. The Saturn / Pluto conjunction of January 2020 cast light […]

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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 […]

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15th November 2020: New Moon in Scorpio

by Sarah 10 November 2020

      Love Your Beautiful Chaos By Sarah Varcas   The moon is new in Scorpio at 5:08 a.m. UT in the 24th degree of Scorpio A new moon in Scorpio lures us into the depths of our being. This is a time to reflect on our deepest desires, our most compelling emotions, greatest […]

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14th October – 3rd November 2020: Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio & Libra

by Sarah 7 October 2020

      Everything Still to Play For! By Sarah Varcas   Click here for information on the new supermoon in Libra on 16th October 2020   Mercury stations retrograde in 12th degree Scorpio on 14th October. It retrogrades into Libra on 28th October and stations direct in the 26th degree of Libra on 3rd […]

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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 […]

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5th July 2020: Lunar Eclipse in 14th degree of Capricorn

by Sarah 30 June 2020

      Reclamation of Independence By Sarah Varcas All dates are UT The final of three eclipses, this lunar eclipse in Capricorn begins a process of emotional repatterning in response to events and experiences over the past month. Asteroid Vesta in Cancer opposing this eclipse signifies the importance of emotional intelligence. We may feel […]

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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 […]

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The Astrology of 2020 Part 3 (and introducing 2021)

by Sarah 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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