On March 12th, a full moon occurs in Virgo at 10:54AM ET. The Virgo full moon wants to put aside emotional whims and focus on what absolutely needs to be done. We can work on tackling the little things, getting them out of the way, and finishing then off one at a time. We can be extra productive, efficient, and hard-working, and can feel better when we’re getting things done. We may push ourselves too much though, and need to make sure we don’t work ourselves to the bone. Doing that only results in STRESS, something we need to always be mindful of with a Virgo full moon. We can stress ourselves silly over nothing too important, so don’t push too hard, don’t demand too much from yourself, and avoid any perfectionist inklings. And take a day off when you can!
This can be a good time to work on bringing some structure, order, routine, and streamlining life, your space, your schedule. Clear the clutter out of anything and get rid of anything that’s in the way or unnecessary. The less junk you’ve got around you, the better.
The full moon is opposite asteroid Chiron in Pisces. Chiron is dubbed the Wounded Healer, and governs what we need to heal from as well as how we can heal. Chiron can be very sensitive, and we may find that we’re extra sensitive with our wounds with this full moon. There may be something out of our control that brings back old wounds, exposes the deep hurt, and makes the pain known. But it’s likely for a reason, and we need to deal with it so we can finally heal and move on.
This full moon occurs at 22 degrees 13 minutes Virgo. The aspects for this full moon are:
Conjunction: 20 degrees 13 minutes - 24 degrees 13 minutes Virgo
Sextile: 20 degrees 13 minutes - 24 degrees 13 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Square: 20 degrees 13 minutes - 24 degrees 13 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 20 degrees 13 minutes - 24 degrees 13 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Opposition: 20 degrees 13 minutes - 24 degrees 13 minutes Pisces
On March 27th, a new moon occurs in Aries at 10:57PM ET. The new moon in Aries is a time of energy, enthusiasm, drive, and positive approaches. We’re excited by what we’re doing, we can’t wait to get things started, and we may jump into it, but we’re too enthusiastic to worry. We can feel more pioneering and courageous, ready to boldly take the first step on a new journey and a new beginning.
The new moon wants us to get moving, but we may have a harder time doing that with Venus retrograde (appearing to move backward) at the same time. Venus retrograde normally makes us pretty lazy, but the new moon in Aries wants us to act. Perhaps schedule equal times for napping and for acting?
The new moon is *sort of* conjunct (aligned with) Venus retrograde in Aries. I normally only consider aspects within 2 degrees and it’s about 3 degrees away, but given that Venus is retrograde, that amplifies her impact and so, we can consider the conjunction. This brings more energy and focus on the Venus retrograde, which can amplify the bad or help bring some opportunities to get out of the bad. Maybe a little of both! This can be a great time for taking the initiative with second chances.
This new moon occurs at 7 degrees 37 minutes Aries. The aspects for this new moon are:
Conjunction: 5 degrees 37 minutes - 9 degrees 37 minutes Aries
Sextile: 5 degrees 37 minutes - 9 degrees 37 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Square: 5 degrees 37 minutes - 9 degrees 37 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 5 degrees 37 minutes - 9 degrees 37 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Opposition: 5 degrees 37 minutes - 9 degrees 37 minutes Libra
With Valentine’s Day coming up, some of you may be on the prowl for a new romance. Transit Venus can actually help with that. The house transit Venus is currently going through in your chart shows the easiest ways for you to meet a potential new flame. This is taken from the Transit Venus page:
Transit Venus in the 1st House
When transit Venus is in your 1st house, you feel more social and outgoing and want to reach out to people. This is a great time for searching out new love relationships or strengthening existing ones. You want to feel more pleasure in your life, and can find that with others or by indulging in your senses. If you want to improve your appearance, doing it under this transit is excellent, and even if you don’t do anything to your physical self, there’ll be something about you that attracts people to you more than usual. You can be more charming and friendly, making you more attractive. You can be more compromising, vacillating, and have good manners, but be a little distant emotionally.
Transit Venus in the 2nd House
When transit Venus is in your 2nd house, you want to feel more secure in your life with Venus here, and usually it’s through spending money and having physical objects around you that make you feel good. The people you’re most attracted to during this time are ones who make you feel more secure with your life, increase your self-esteem, and share your values. You also prefer stable people over those who are more erratic since you desire more comfort in your life. You could meet someone through dealing with money (like at a store or bank) or who works with money (like an accountant or banker). You can be good with money during this transit, or you can spend money easily, especially on something beautiful. You may have an easier time getting your hands on the money that you need when you need it.
Transit Venus in the 3rd House
When transit Venus is in your 3rd house, people who can stimulate your mind and connect with you on an intellectual level are who you’re attracted to most. You want someone who you can carry a conversation with about whatever interests you, and you may be attracted to more than one person. The third house is naturally ruled by Gemini, a sign of duality, so there could be two people that pique your interest. You could meet someone on a short trip or through a sibling, neighbor, or online, and the person could be a writer, work with young people, a community organizer, or work in communications. You find more pleasure in communicating and engaging with other people, and you can find the right words to say when you need to.
Transit Venus in the 4th House
When transit Venus is in your 4th house, romance is what you’re after, not some fling. You’re more prone to watch an old romantic movie and weep. You want to feel safe because you feel more sensitive, so someone who comes across as protective and loyal may be what you’d like. A family member could introduce you to someone, and you could meet someone who works with homes in some way (like an interior designer, carpenter, or architect), is a caregiver, family counselor, or nurse. While Venus is in the 4th house, if it makes an easy aspect to the Sun (if you’re looking for a male) or Moon (if you’re looking for a female), that can be a trigger for meeting someone. You may try to improve the appearance of your home, wanting to live in a nice place, and can buy new items for your home. You can also have an easier time dealing with your relatives.
Transit Venus in the 5th House
When transit Venus is in your 5th house, the 5th house is the house of love, so this is a great time to begin dating a new special someone, and you won’t want it to be boring and blah. You feel more romantic, but in a playful way, and want some more drama in your love life (drama like you see on television and in movies; you want to recreate those incredibly romantic scenes). Attracting new loves is easier during this transit, and you’ll be the one getting chased rather than doing the chasing. You could meet someone through a hobby or who works in a creative field. You feel more creative and artistic, and can find inspiration more easily. Dealing with your children may be easier, as well as getting in touch with your inner child.
Transit Venus in the 6th House
When transit Venus is in your 6th house, you won’t easily fall for someone. The person and relationship will need to make sense in a logical way, and you’ll likely assess the person you want to be with almost like you’re interviewing someone for a job, making sure they meet all of your criteria. If they do, then you’ll proceed, but if they don’t, you move on with less emotion about it. The sixth house rules your work environment, so you could meet someone at your job or their job. Maybe a coworker? Just make sure it doesn’t get messy! You find more pleasure in structure and order, wanting things to be just so, and are more of a perfectionist. You can also find more enjoyment in your work, and take a more creative approach or work on a creative project.
Transit Venus in the 7th House
When transit Venus is in your 7th house, you desire being committed to someone, and can make a commitment with someone more easily than usual. You want someone who isn’t afraid of commitment, and may stay away from those eternal bachelors and the wild child. Someone who is willing to compromise with you will really get your attention, and who is charming and pleasant in social situations, with an air of dignity and grace. Looks may be more important than usual too. You may be introduced to a potential mate through someone you’re close to, or meet someone who works in law or the arts. This can be a good time to forge a new partnership, personal or business, and work out negotiations and compromises.
Transit Venus in the 8th House
When transit Venus is in your 8th house, you’re more attracted to people who are intense and provoking, and who seem like a mystery to you. You won’t mind digging deep into a person you’re interested in. Anyone who comes across as superficial is immediately dismissed. Someone may demand to be closer to you. The one with a penetrating gaze gets your attention. Someone who can touch you deeply and help you to heal or transform yourself for the better may be best for you. You can be more intimate now, and your sexual desire is heightened. You could meet someone who works in forensics, psychology, criminology, or research. You get more satisfaction from digging underneath the surface, investigating subjects, and having greater intimacy.
Transit Venus in the 9th House
When transit Venus is in your 9th house, you want someone who is free as a bird and can take you along on their fun adventures. If they can expand your mind, make you see things differently from the way you have before, and open you up to new ways of thinking and living, you’ll follow them anywhere. You could take a long trip and meet someone on your travels, or become interested in someone from a foreign country or who lives an entirely different lifestyle than you do. You could take a class in something new and meet someone there, or become interested in a teacher, philosopher, pilot, linguist, writer, or overall thrill-seeker. You find greatest pleasure in expanding your mind and having new experiences that allow you to learn and teach others what you’ve learned. This can be a good time for writing and speaking.
Transit Venus in the 10th House
When transit Venus is in your 10th house, you’re attracted to those older than you, and if you normally like older then you might like someone even older than usual. Someone who is stable, successful in their career, and has a good standing in society is attractive to you. You come across as more charming in public, and that can attract more people to you. The one that has the best chance is the one you respect the most. You could meet someone through your career or through a mentor, or who is a business person, entrepreneur, CEO, or who works in politics or public relations. You can be more creative with your work, and this is a good period for those in the arts or beauty industry, or for making a positive impact on someone important.
Transit Venus in the 11th House
When transit Venus is in your 11th house, you can have a friend set you up. You have a good chance of meeting someone through a mutual friend. You want to be with someone who shares the same interests you do, belongs to the same groups, and fights for the same causes. You may not be very passionate during this period though, so it could be that if you begin seeing someone new, you’re starting slow and building a mental rapport first. You could also begin dating someone that you’ve been friends with for a long time; maybe you’ve liked them or they’ve liked you and it comes out, or maybe you just start seeing each other differently. You feel good about your future, and find pleasure in things that are unusual or unconventional. You embrace individuality more.
Transit Venus in the 12th House
When transit Venus is in the 12th house, you don’t feel like being affectionate in public, and you may not come across as being all that interested in anyone. If you meet someone now, you’re more likely to keep your interest in them to yourself, feeling more shy than usual in love matters. A relationship begun in secret is more likely to happen under this influence. You could feel a karmic attraction to someone, or be attracted to someone who you feel needs your help in some way. You may meet someone at a hospital, or who is a doctor, prison guard, warden, or drug counselor. You find more pleasure in dealing with spiritual matters or the metaphysical, and you can have an easier time letting things go.
The basics: A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. It isn't actually moving backwards, it just appears that way. Venus retrogrades about every 1 ½ years for 1 ½ months at a time. When a planet retrogrades, what that planet rules tends to be thrown off, along with what the sign it's retrograding in rules.
This Venus retrograde begins March 4th at 4:02AM ET and ends April 16th at 6:16AM ET. It starts at 13 degrees 9 minutes Aries and ends at 26 degrees 55 minutes Pisces, entering Pisces on April 2nd at 7:27PM ET.
Oh Venus retrograde! We didn’t have one in 2016, so we’re now due in 2017, and here she comes. Most of the retrograde occurs in Aries, and we can struggle with being selfish, impatient, impulsive, and aggressive in our relationships and in our dealings with others. We may snap a little too easily, and can say things we regret later (so don’t). At the same time, we can be super lazy and lack initiative and drive to start anything or pursue anything, and may lack the excitement and enthusiasm we once had.
We’ll need an outlet for the excess energy while also need to find a way to motivate ourselves when we need to get going. We may have extra energy for things we don’t need the energy for, and not enough for the things we do. And we can be rash and childish in relationships, so remind yourself you’re not 13 and should act like an adult (unless you are 13, then go ahead and act like a brat!).
Venus does not retrograde fully in Aries though, and she’ll go back into Pisces on April 2nd, so the last 13 days of the retrograde occur in this watery, sensitive sign. We go from the tension, aggression, and impulsiveness of Aries to being overly sacrificial, easily taken advantage of, and vulnerable to deception and manipulation with Pisces. We have to work on being more realistic and not wearing rose-colored glasses with the people in our lives, but we may not see how delusional we’re actually being. Everything seems great while it’s burning down all around us.
We may be too compassionate and do anything for everyone at times, but then lack empathy and understanding at other times. There may be a situation that seems particularly cruel while Venus is retrograde in Pisces because we’re much more sensitive and easily victimized. We need to guard ourselves and those who can’t guard themselves.
We may be a little wishy washy, all over the place with Venus retrograde in Pisces. Pisces is a sign that’s hard to pin down, getting lost in daydreams, fantasies, illusions, and imagination. This can be an excellent period creatively and for the artist within if you can get control over the energy, but we may be so in-the-air that we have a hard time actually doing that. And any commitments we make now? Yeah, likely not going to stick at all!
Venus is ruler of relationships, and her retrograde usually brings about a lot of breakups, or at least a few big ones. She also tends to bring people back together too. Venus is also ruler of money, so we can see financial issues arise (something with the stock market when she’s critical or anaretic? Hmm . . .). Keep a tight grip on those purse strings!
Venus retrograde begins at a difficult position, something called a critical degree. There are certain degrees in the Zodiac that are deemed “critical”, and the energy can be more difficult than the others, and 13 degrees Aries is one of those degrees. Joy! So when the retrograde starts, we may be feeling some extra zing in every zap, and our relationships can be even more on edge, dangling precariously. Pull back!
Venus will also be at a critical degree just before entering Pisces, April 1st and 2nd, and then will be anaretic (at the 29th degree, the very last degree of a sign and a point of crisis energy) April 2nd - 5th as she enters Pisces. This might be a topsy-turvy time for the retrograde, and we often see events triggered by retrograde planets at the anaretic degree, so let’s pay careful attention to this time.
Add on top of this that while Venus is in Aries, she’ll be a part of the cardinal t-square we have going on, which has Jupiter in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries with both square (hard aspect, three signs away) Pluto in Capricorn. Venus will be adding to the Uranus in Aries energy, so we’ll likely be seeing more uprising, more pushing for freedom and independence, and definitely more impulsive, aggressive energy. We’ll need to work extra hard to keep a lid on that while Venus is retrograde in Aries!
Venus retrograde will make 3 major aspects, a conjunction to Mercury in Aries on at March 18th at 8:27AM ET, a conjunction to the Sun in Aries on March 25th at 6:17AM ET, and a square to Saturn when in Pisces on April 8th at 4:28PM ET. Venus conjunct Mercury can help us focus on what we need to say, how we say it, and the state of communication in our relationships. Are we actually listening and paying attention to what others are saying, or getting distracted? Are we being the most effective we can be when we try to communicate, or using too much fluff and filler words and going around the point? It can be a good time to try to say something again but in a different way. We can hear a lot of news about relationships with this aspect. Venus conjunct the Sun can be a good time to focus on what we can channel our enthusiasm and excitement into, especially with old projects, ideas, and plans. A new moon occurs in Aries while Venus is retrograde in Aries, about 3 degrees apart, on March 27th. This might highlight some of the retrograde problems, while also bringing some potentially helpful energy. It’ll be an excellent new moon for people getting back together, and giving opportunities second chances. But it can also be a time when we're much too impulsive, and erratic energy is heightened, so let's find some outlets.
Venus retrograde will end closely sextile (positive aspect, two signs away) Mars in Taurus (exact the day after the retrograde ends), as well as square (hard aspect, three signs away) Saturn in Sagittarius, who turns retrograde himself April 5th. The square to Saturn might bring some restrictions, limitations, and overwhelm, so use the energy from the sextile to Mars wisely and channel passion and creativity in productive ways.
And oh yeah - Mercury retrograde! He’ll begin just as Venus retrograde is ending, with Mercury turning retrograde himself on April 9th (through May 3rd, starting in Taurus and ending in Aries). SO even when the Venus retrograde ends, Mercury will pick right up where Venus leaves off. Mean planets! Which essentially means, mid-March through early May, focus on the do-overs and all of the re-’s (redo, revise, revisit, replenish, rethink, etc.), because the energy for anything brand new probably isn’t going to be too great. And make sure to give yourself plenty of time to rest and relax - we’ll all need it!
The retrograde begins at 13 degrees Aries, so those of you Aries born March 30th - April 6th can feel the start of this retrograde most. The retrograde ends at 26 degrees Pisces, so those of you Pisces born after March 14th can feel the end of the retrograde most.
For the rest of you, check the house(s) Venus will be retrograding in of your own natal chart, and any aspects Venus will make during its retrograde to your natal planets, to fully understand how it will impact you personally.
If you’re a Taurus or Libra Sun, Moon, or Rising, you can feel off in a subtle way throughout the retrograde since Venus rules Taurus and Libra.
If you have Venus retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you may not feel the worst of this. Those individuals generally don't experience the difficulties of the retrograde because it feels more natural to them. Of course, chances are everyone else around them doesn't have the same aspect, so they can still experience difficulties brought on by others.
Your Solar Return occurs around your birthday (the day before, of, or after), and is when the transit (moving) Sun returns to the exact same position it was at when you were born. You can create a chart for the moment of the return called the Solar Return Chart, and from that chart, you can glean some information about how the next year of your life will go, until your next birthday. What is ruled by the sign of the Solar Return Ascendant can become more important in your life during that year, and it can seep into your personality as well.
Solar Return Ascendant in Aries
The next year can have more energy, enthusiasm, and can be more active. You can be more take-charge, impulsive, and excited. You can take the lead or have the courage you need to take the initiative, and you can have a lot of energy that needs to be directed somewhere, otherwise you may be more hot-headed, defensive, or accident-prone.
Solar Return Ascendant in Taurus
The next year can be focused on stability, and you can focus on bringing stability and security to the areas of life that need it. You can be less impulsive, more grounded, and want to take your time. It can be a good year to focus on your finances, your resources, and your possessions, and you can surround yourself with comfort.
Solar Return Ascendant in Gemini
The next year can be a mentally-active one, and you can come up with a lot of new ideas, and want to think about things before you do anything. You can be more open and expressive, and you can be more active and sociable. You can open your mind to new information, and you can share what you know and think with others.
Solar Return Ascendant in Cancer
The next year can be focused on your emotions and foundation, and you can work on connecting to your emotions, tending to emotional needs, and strengthening yourself internally. You may be more sensitive, and need more support and encouragement. You can also be more supportive of others. There may be a bottoming-out of something in your life.
Solar Return Ascendant in Leo
The next year can be more playful, fun-loving, and creative, and you can focus on bringing more joy into your life. You can be less serious and more positive, and want to connect to your inner child and spend more time doing what you love or being with the people you love. You can also find yourself in the spotlight or getting more attention.
Solar Return Ascendant in Virgo
The next year can be focused on the details, work, and daily life. You can bring more structure and order into your life, pay more attention to the fine print, and strive to be more productive and efficient. Work can be more important to you, both professionally and the work of daily life. It can also be a year focused on your health.
Solar Return Ascendant in Libra
The next year can be more about your relationships and the people in your life than it is about you. You can give more time and attention to others, and can be there for them. One or more relationships can be elevated or eliminated. You can also focus on trying to be more balanced, and bring more harmony and peace into your life.
Solar Return Ascendant in Scorpio
The next year can be focused on transformations, of yourself or of your life, and they can start at the core. They may take a while to take root, but can stick around. You can also focus on more serious matters, and address issues that are deeply-held or a little dark. You may be more intense and passionate in your approach to life.
Solar Return Ascendant in Sagittarius
The next year can be all about expansion in many ways, and you can pursue opportunities that are presented to you to have new experiences, open your mind, and explore the world. You may travel, take a course, or be open to an adventure. You can take a more optimistic view of the world and try to see the silver lining in situations.
Solar Return Ascendant in Capricorn
The next year can be focused on your goals, and you can work harder for what you want, and strive to make progress. You can be more ambitious and disciplined in your approach, and you can feel that success is more important to you. You may experience a high point with something in your life or get praise of recognition over the next year.
Solar Return Ascendant in Aquarius
The next year can be one where you step outside of your comfort zone a little bit, willing to do things in an unconventional way. You can be more independent, and you can be true to the quirkier parts of yourself. You can also expand your social circle and focus more on your place in the world and how you can contribute. There can be many changes in your life over the next year.
Solar Return Ascendant in Pisces
The next year can be focused on letting go and clearing out your life in many ways. You can deal with issues from the past, subconscious issues, or secrets that need to be brought out. Things that have been hidden to you may come to light. You can also connect more to your spiritual side, intuition, or imagination. You may need more time alone over the next year.
It’s eclipse time! February brings with it our first set of eclipses for 2017. First up is a lunar eclipse in fire sign Leo on February 10th at 7:33PM ET. This eclipse in the first in Leo, and lunar eclipses tend to be more emotional, but Leo wants us to be a little happier and more positive, so we can try to look at serious matters and emotional issues through a positive lens. Let’s all have a little fun instead of getting caught up in the badness in the world?
We can be a little more theatrical when we’re upset, and need to take it down a notch (or ten). We can benefit from being creative, playful, and joyful, and see that things aren’t so bad when we try to be positive.
The lunar eclipse is sextile (positive aspect, two signs away) Jupiter in Libra, and trine (positive aspect, four signs away) Saturn in Sagittarius. These aspects add to the good energy of this eclipse, so we can be even more positive with Jupiter involved (the planet of optimism), and we can be more practical and disciplined with the energy with Saturn involved.
This lunar eclipse occurs at 22 degrees 28 minutes Leo. Eclipses have a larger orb (5 degrees), and include two of the minor aspects (semisextiles and quincunxes), though they have a smaller orb (2 degrees), SO the aspects for this eclipse are:
Conjunction: 17 degrees 28 minutes - 27 degrees 28 minutes Leo
Semisextile: 20 degrees 28 minutes - 24 degrees 28 minutes Cancer or Virgo
Sextile: 17 degrees 28 minutes - 27 degrees 28 minutes Gemini or Libra
Trine: 17 degrees 28 minutes - 27 degrees 28 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Quincunx: 20 degrees 28 minutes - 24 degrees 28 minutes Capricorn or Pisces
Opposition: 17 degrees 28 minutes - 27 degrees 28 minutes Aquarius
A solar eclipse occurs on February 26th at 9:58AM ET in water sign Pisces. This is the last of the Pisces eclipses, so we can see a lot of wrapping up going on with this eclipse, especially since Pisces is the last sign. We can take everything that we’ve dealt with over the last couple years with the Pisces eclipses, and put it all together, wrap it up, and get a fresh start. We can be more compassionate, understanding, whimsical, imaginative, intuitive, and soulful. We can get in touch with our spiritual sides, and we can find a way to connect to the subtle vibrations around us.
This solar eclipse is conjunct (aligned with) Neptune in Pisces, and Neptune is the ruler of Pisces. This amplifies the Pisces energy even more, and we can be even more intuitive, even more spiritual, even more imaginative, and even more compassionate.
Neptune and Pisces energy, in prediction, is “dissolving”, and things tend to fade out of our lives. We may see something in the world dissolve away, fade into the background, becoming a distant memory as we move on.
This solar eclipse occurs at 8 degrees 12 minutes Pisces. The aspects for this eclipse are:
Conjunction: 3 degree 12 minutes - 13 degrees 12 minutes Pisces
Semisextile: 6 degrees 12 minutes - 10 degrees 12 minutes Aries or Aquarius
Sextile: 3 degree 12 minutes - 13 degrees 12 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Square: 3 degree 12 minutes - 13 degrees 12 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 3 degree 12 minutes - 13 degrees 12 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Quincunx: 6 degrees 12 minutes - 10 degrees 12 minutes Leo or Libra
Opposition: 3 degree 12 minutes - 13 degrees 12 minutes Virgo
Note: Eclipses are new and full moons that occur 18 ½ degrees from the lunar nodes. Lunar eclipses fall on full moons, while solar eclipse fall on new moons. Eclipses can impact up to six months before and after.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
Aries February 2017 Monthly Horoscope
Venus enters your sign, Aries, on February 3rd, and you can be more comfortable with and enjoy getting attention, being in the spotlight, or being praised. In love, you can be more charming, and if single, you can find it easier to attract new people to you, and you can enjoy the attention you get. If in a relationship, you may make it more of a priority, and want your partner to give you more of their time.
As we start a new year, we don’t just focus on the new things we want to get started in our lives. It’s also a time to focus on the stuff we need to let go of, move on from, and say goodbye to. This is governed by the 12th house, which is the house of endings.
If you want it to go smoothly, you usually want to see positive aspects (sextiles and trines) by transit (moving) Jupiter, Saturn, or Pluto to your 12th house cusp, ruler, or Neptune (the natural ruler of the 12th house). This will help you say goodbye and move on without too much nastiness. If it’s something that will be quick, you can use a Uranus aspect, and even conjunctions, square, and oppositions by Uranus can be positive, especially if it’s a big change where you’ve been stuck and need a giant push to do. Pluto conjunctions, squares, and oppositions can also be used that way.
Transit Neptune aspects can be good for saying goodbye depending on the planet or house being aspected and what they rule. If it’s a love relationship, it can be aspects to Venus, the 5th house (of love), or the 7th house (of relationships). If it’s with your work or career, it can be aspects to Mercury or the 6th house (of work), or Saturn or the 10th house (of career).
It can also be helpful to see the planet that rules whatever it is you’re letting go of transiting the 12th house (so if it’s a love relationship, transit Venus in the 12th house; if it’s with your work life, transit Mercury in the 12th house, etc.). If you don’t have that, you can use the transit planet of the natal planet that rules the house that rules the matter in your natal chart (so if your 7th house is in Sagittarius, Jupiter is the ruler - transit Jupiter in the 12th house can be good for endings in a relationship).
Transit Saturn in the 12th house or conjunct, square, or opposite the 12th house cusp or ruler can make it harder for you to say goodbye, because you usually have hoops to jump through or extra stuff that needs to be addressed. BUT it can also become super important for you to say goodbye with Saturn, because he may not stop tormenting you until you do if this is truly the right thing for you to be doing. Saturn always wants you to do the right thing, but he also wants to make sure you do it the right way.
Transit Mars in the 12th house can be an excellent time for goodbyes and a lot of letting gos, and often is a time where you absolutely want and need to. You can be driven to clean out your life and let go of anything that’s been holding you back. It can be best when you also have a positive transit aspect to the 12th house cusp, ruler, or natal Neptune or transit Neptune aspect at the same time that transit Mars is in the 12th house.
Mars is the planet of energy and drive, so this is the planet that can motivate you. How you’re motivated and what you’re motivated to do usually depends on the house that transit (moving) Mars is located. Mars travels through the entire Zodiac in about 2 years, so he goes through all 12 of your houses over the course of about 2 years, and spends about 2 months or so in each house, bringing energy and drive to the areas of life ruled by that house. During that time, you can be motivated to make things happen.
This is from the Transit Mars page on the website (one of the many learning pages!):
Transit Mars in the 1st House
When transit Mars is in your 1st house, you feel more energetic than you have in some time, and it’s usually the most energetic period you have in about two years. You have more drive to do things, and are enthusiastic about new beginnings. This is a good time to start anything new, although you may have the tendency to start something and then move on to start something else quickly afterwards. Make sure you have physical outlets for the abundance of energy so you don’t get restless and agitated. You’re more impulsive, argumentative, and competitive. You can also be accident-prone during this transit, and get cuts, scrapes, or breaks. If you’re prone to getting headaches, you may get more of them now.
Transit Mars in the 2nd House
When transit Mars is in your 2nd house, you’re driven to have more security in your life. You want to be financially sound, and can work harder at making more money. You may take on a second job, start a side gig, or pursue some sort of money-making venture. The more money you have, the more secure you feel. Conversely, you can also spend more money during this time, not paying attention to how much you’re spending and blowing through money quickly. You may strongly defend your beliefs, identifying with them more. This can be a good time to evaluate your values and make sure they fit with your life now. You want more stability, and are less likely to take any big risks. You keep your nose to the grindstone, working on things you’ve already begun.
Transit Mars in the 3rd House
When transit Mars is in your 3rd house, you’re driven to communicate openly. There’s a lot that you have to say, and you’re going to say it. Any conversations that need to be had, you try to have now. Your mind is much more active, and this can be good for mental projects and intellectual pursuits. You need to stay busy though, otherwise the mental activity will lead to anxiousness. Keep your mind occupied. You can find yourself in a car or bus or train more than usual, traveling short distances. Your schedule is packed, and you’re more social and engaging with others. You’re a little more scatterbrained, and take on many different projects that could be hard to keep track of. You could become active in your neighborhood or community, deal with young people, or start learning something new. If you’re prone to headaches/migraines, you could have more now.
Transit Mars in the 4th House
When transit Mars is in your 4th house, you’re driven to be more comfortable and crave familiarity. You don’t care much for trying new things now, preferring to stick to what you know and have done before. You’re less social and want to spend more time at home or with your family. You can defend your family, but also argue with them more. Your family may require more attention from you for some reason. You can work on your home at this time, or try to buy, sell, or move. If transit Uranus is also in the 4th house, it can happen unexpectedly or suddenly. You can also be more subjective, having a harder time seeing things outside of your own perspective, and are less open to other people.
Transit Mars in the 5th House
When transit Mars is in your 5th house, you’re driven to express yourself. Your creativity surges, and you can take a creative approach to matters and projects. This is a good time to pursue a creative endeavor. You have more energy for fun instead of work, and have a hard time focusing on your duties and responsibilities. Try to take as much time off as you can or give yourself plenty of spare time to do whatever pleases you. Your inner child can come out a little, and you can pick up a new hobby. This is also a good time for love and romance, and you have more energy for both of those things. You’re more flirty, and if single, could have the chance to date many people or meet new suitors. If attached, you can reignite the flame and inject more passion into the relationship.
Transit Mars in the 6th House
When transit Mars is in your 6th house, you’re driven to work. There’s a lot to do and you’re completely focused on getting every little task done. You tackle the basics first, the things that absolutely need to get done before you can do anything else, and your responsibilities. You can take on more projects and duties, and be busier during this time. You may appear scattered, but you want to be busy, otherwise the idle energy will turn into anxiousness. You could have some issues at work with your coworkers, getting into arguments with them, or have a workplace injury. This can be a great time to look for a new job. You also have more energy to tackle health issues, and can become driven to improve your lifestyle.
Transit Mars in the 7th House
When transit Mars is in your 7th house, you’re driven to commit and compromise. You want to have more commitment in your life, through your personal and business relationships, and with the projects and appointments you commit yourself to. The idea of commitment isn’t as terrifying as it might usually be. You can butt heads with your loved ones a little more during this time, but you find a way to compromise quickly so it doesn’t drag on for too long. If single, this can be a time where you decide to make a relationship more serious. You can also strive to bring more balance and harmony in your life, needing it to maintain your energy.
Transit Mars in the 8th House
When transit Mars is in your 8th house, you’re driven to transform. You’re not satisfied with something in your life, and strive to change it. You could take something old and make it new again. You’re more intense and investigating, and you have the energy to get to the core of any matter. You can pick up on the little things that people do and say, allowing you to make quicker judgments, which is necessary because you likely have to work more with others to get things done right now. You can have disputes with a business partner or over joint finances. You might want to be the one in control of the situation, but total dominance won’t help.
Transit Mars in the 9th House
When transit Mars is in your 9th house, you’re driven to expand your life in some way. There’s so much out there in the world for you to experience and learn about, and you want to do something new. You may dream of exploring some faraway land, and if you can travel, go for it. Most of you will likely just explore in your head, read about foreign places, try exotic cuisine, watch foreign films, or meet people from other cultures. This can be a good time to begin learning something new, take a class, or go back to school. You may feel restless if you force yourself to stick to traditional ways and your normal routine. Throw routine out of the window during this transit, and do something unexpected. Be spontaneous. Have a little thrill, no matter how small.
Transit Mars in the 10th House
When transit Mars is in your 10th house, you’re driven to succeed. However much success you’ve had, it’s not enough. There’s always more that you can do. Your ambition surges, and you focus on your long-term goals. You’re hard-working and can make realistic plans for how to get what you want. You may focus more on your career than anything else, which can be good for your career, and bad for everything else. It’s a good period for making strides in your career, starting a new business, or embarking on a new career path. You can be recognized for the work you do, or at least, you want to be. The more you accomplish and the more people notice, the more confident you feel. You could have issues with parents, mentors, bosses, or other authority figures.
Transit Mars in the 11th House
When transit Mars is in your 11th house, you’re driven to innovate, dream, and hope. You take a totally different approach to situations, and are more enthusiastic about ideas that are considered futuristic and strange. This is a good time for working in a group that holds the same beliefs you do towards a common goal. Working in a group may be the only way you can accomplish anything during this transit. You can do good humanitarian work during this time, and are quite busy with a packed social calendar. You dream more about your future, and what you’d ideally love to have happen. You can work more towards those dreams, and have more energy and drive to accomplish them.
Transit Mars in the 12th House
When transit Mars is in your 12th house, you’re driven to retreat and reflect. Being around other people can be draining to you right now, and you prefer being alone. Working alone is when you have the best energy, and you want to be out of the spotlight and working behind the scenes where no one will notice you. Your dreams become more prominent, and you can have some wild dreams, find yourself daydreaming more, or conversely, have trouble sleeping. Your imagination can surge, and this can be a creative time. Your intuition can surge as well, though you may not be consciously aware of that. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to rest, replenish, and recover so you’re ready for when transit Mars enters your 1st house and life gets hectic.
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