For a general post on the Retrogradation of Mercury’s effects, please navigate to my Page here.
VENUS has been transiting GEMINI since Saturday, April 4, 3.10 am. Because of RETROGRADATION, slowing her speed, VENUS will be in GEMINI until Saturday, August 8, 1.21 am entering CANCER. Then VENUS will transit CANCER until September 6, 5.21 pm.
MARS entered ARIES on Sunday, June 28, 11.45 am. Due to RETROGRADATION (September 10 to November 14 from 28°07‘ to 15°14‘), it will transit ARIES all the way to January 7 2021.
JUPITER have been transiting CAPRICORN since Tuesday, December 3, at 4.20 am. JUPITER will transit CAPRICORN until Sunday, December 20, 2020, 0.07 am, with the ingress into AQUARIUS. JUPITER will be RETROGRADE until September 14.
SATURN has been transiting AQUARIUS since Sunday, March 22, 2020.
- SATURN became RETROGRADE on Tuesday, May 12, on 01°57′ AQUARIUS and will re-enter CAPRICORN, in retro motion, on Thursday, July 2.
- Becoming DIRECT on Wednesday, September 30, on 25°20′ CAPRICORN, SATURN will re-enter AQUARIUS, for good, on Thursday, December 17.
- SATURN will form a conjunction with JUPITER on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, one of the first conjunctions in AIR SIGNS since 1802. This particular alignment in December 2020 will be setting the trend for the next 200 years or so, because their twenty yearly conjunctions will occur mainly in AIR SIGNS until 2140. Astrologers throughout the ages have considered these conjunctions extremely influential in shaping world’s history, with its prevalent ideologies and sociopolitical leanings.
CHIRON entered ARIES on February 18 2019, at 8.07 pm, and will transit ARIES until June 20, 2026.
For a short post on the ingress of Chiron in Aries please navigate to my 2018 post here.
URANUS entered TAURUS on Wednesday, March 6, at 7.26 pm. URANUS will transit TAURUS until April 26, 2026.
This was indeed the great event of the year 2019.
If interested please navigate to my 2018 post on URANUS in TAURUS here.
NEPTUNE has been transiting PISCES since February 4, 2012, and will remain in PISCES until March 30, 2025, when it will enter ARIES.
PLUTO has been transiting CAPRICORN since November 27, 2008. PLUTO will transit CAPRICORN until March 23, 2023, then entering AQUARIUS.
In April PLUTO turned RETROGRADE on Monday, April 27, on 24°59′, and will be STATIONARY DIRECT on Wednesday, October 7 2020, on 22°29′ of CAPRICORN.
The NORTH and SOUTH LUNAR NODES have been transiting the Mutable Signs of SAGITTARIUS and GEMINI.
In the month of August 2020 they will cover the degrees between 28°37’and 25°38’of GEMINI and SAGITTARIUS respectively, mostly in Retro Motion, as usual.
CERES has been transiting PISCES since Friday, April 24, 2020. Due to RETROGRADATION CERES will return to AQUARIUS on Sunday, September 27, 2020, and leave AQUARIUS for good only on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
PALLAS entered AQUARIUS on Thursday, April 30. PALLAS will however return to CAPRICORN, due to RETROGRADATION, between June 3 and December 7, 2020.
JUNO entered LIBRA on November 4 2019, and will transit LIBRA until Sunday, September 20, 2020.
VESTA have been transiting CANCER since Thursday, June 4, 2020, and will transit CANCER until Tuesday, August 11, 2020 .
Last but not least, here are the August 2020 Ephemeris just for the elusive
BLACK MOON LILITH.
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CHINESE NEW YEAR of the METAL RAT
January 25, 2020 ~ February 12, 2021
According to an ancient legend, the Rat was the first of the Chinese ‘Animals’ to reach the Jade Emperor’s party to which all Twelve Animals had been invited. The Emperor had decreed that the first one to arrive will forever begin the cycle of the year. The smart Rat managed to arrive first by a bit of trickery. He rode on the back of the mighty Ox, in order to swim the river and jump to the other side before everyone else.
Since then the Rat always begins a new cycle of the Twelve Years Chinese Zodiac. 2020 though is an even more important new beginning because, after sixty years during which the Twelve Animals belonged to the Earth Element (there are Five Elements in Chinese Cosmology), from this year onward the focus will shift to the Metal Element and will continue to do so for the next sixty years.
From the above it is obvious that the Rats of this world (people born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020) are clever, taking advantage of all opportunities that appear on their horizon, their instincts very alert. They are also charming, vivacious, energetic, witty and mentally flexible. They are full of initiative and optimism too, but cautious and practical as well, a great combination to succeed in all manner of enterprise. Despite their abundance of vitality Rats also enjoy the quiet life, after gaining the comfort they crave.
The Metal Element in Chinese Cosmology adds tenacity and will power to each one of the Twelve Animals, with the risk of becoming too rigid and inflexible at times. On the positive side this Element enhances self-confidence and also instills a natural respect for others.
In the Year of the Rat we can all be a bit more alert to new opportunities and clever in managing our resources. Like the Rat did to come first in the race we may have more chances to succeed by thinking out of the box, thus finding solutions to our problems we could not envision before; and especially by remaining optimistic in the face of difficulties and setbacks.