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Mercury Retrograde in Leo and Cancer July 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones,

Hopefully this finds you all faring well, having navigated the first eclipse and not drowning in a tsunami of flames as depicted by this image!

Just to add to the cosmic intensity this month we also have Mercury ‘s retrograde to contend with, in both Leo and Cancer.

Mercury’s retrograde begins this Sunday July 7 at 4 degrees of Leo and will continue until July 31 when Mercury stations direct at 24 degrees Cancer.

First and foremost, if you can look at your chart and check where you have these degrees of Leo/Cancer in your chart (so from 24 degrees Cancer moving through to 4 degrees Leo) you will be able to see exactly where this retrograde is impacting you and perhaps even any natal planets you have that are going to be impacted by this retrograde.

If you are a Leo/Leo rising or a Cancer/Cancer rising, or have specific planets or points in your chart between 24 degrees Cancer through to 4 degrees Leo, then you will feel this retrograde more than others.

If you were born with Mercury retrograde in your natal chart (and specifically if you have Mercury in Cancer or Leo) you may well enjoy this period as it is one in which you may feel more ‘understood’ and as though your thoughts and communications are flowing properly.

If you are a Soulstrology newbie or none of the above applies to you, then you can simply use the Soulstrology zodiac guides below to see the areas of life ruled by both Cancer and Leo in your natal chart, which in turn are the areas of life which may be impacted over the next few weeks.

Regardless of our sign, our natal chart, or whether we were born with Mercury retrograde, we all need to watch out for the usual Mercury retrograde snafus - miscommunications, mail not being delivered properly, emails going missing in cyber space, misunderstandings, technology issues, travel snafus etc.

It’s a time in which we all need to take extra care with what we say, what we do, where and how we travel, and our technology, just because these are all themes which can be subject to Mercury’s mischief.

However, and I feel like a broken record saying this, but it must be said: Mercury’s retrograde is also a powerful portal for us to work with the cosmic energies and reset/rebirth ourselves or an area of our lives.

Some of the biggest miracles in my life, both personal and professional, have taken place during a Mercury retrograde (and no, I was not born with Mercury retrograde in my natal chart).

Sometimes the past can come knocking in the best possible way, with an opportunity for healing, closure, or a fresh start.

Sometimes past endeavors (or people) we have given up on can return for revival and a rebirth.

At other times, it is just a great opportunity for a redo, or reset!

As always, as Soulstrology teaches each of us, that the stars impel but they do not compel.

Mercury’s retrograde is going to happen whether we like it or not, but it doesn’t have to be ‘bad’, what we need to do, is work with it mindfully in order to extract the best possible outcome for our lives.

You can read my 2014 Huffington Post piece on Mercury retrograde for timeless advice and practical tips on how to make any Mercury retrograde mindful, versus murky.

Onward, it is no cosmic coincidence, but rather a beautiful synchronicity, that this retrograde takes place halfway through the year during eclipse season and also in one of the signs which we have experienced eclipses and big shifts in (Leo) in the last couple of years, and one of the signs we are currently experiencing eclipses and therefore big shifts in (Cancer).

It is as though the cosmos is asking us to look back at the shifts which took place in the Leo ruled areas of life (triggered by the Leo/Aquarius eclipses of the last couple of years) and tie up any loose ends and make sure that things are as we desire them to be. A beautiful opportunity to REflect and REset!

Equally, the Cancer ruled parts of our charts and lives is currently undergoing huge transformation and will continue to over the next 18 months, so we are able to harness the power of Mercury retrograde to do more reflecting, reviewing and reconciling around certain themes and/or areas of life.

For each of us, regardless of our sign, the following themes, known as the natural zodiac themes of Leo and Cancer (in other words the areas of life that they traditionally rule for each of us) may pop up for retrograde resolution.

Leo

Love, dating, romance

Fun and joy, socializing and downtime

Children, whether yours, others, children you wish to have, the role of children in your life, and your inner child

Creativity, self-expression and your unique creative light that makes you, you

Pride, courage, passion


Cancer

Family and family life, past, present or future

Your private, domestic life and your inner self

Home - who, what and where is home to you

Motherhood/parenthood

Your emotions and your emotional health


These areas of life and the areas of life for your sign (read for both your Sun and Rising sign) in the Soulstrology Mercury retrograde zodiac guides below, are the areas of life that may either pop up for you with a Mercury retrograde snafu, or are ones in which you may wish to reflect upon and reset.

With Mercury’s retrograde in Leo, we need to be mindful that we are not too fiery or headstrong/proud.

Fiery foot in mouth syndrome backed with an ego dose of pride can have its ramifications, which aren’t necessarily so pleasant or for the highest good of anyone…

With Mercury’s retrograde in Cancer, we need to watch out for being overly emotional, or overly withdrawing in our shells and not expressing our truth, and/or being a ‘victim’ of circumstances.

When our emotions get away with us, it can lead to outbursts which have a domino effect.

If we completely withdraw, we don’t serve ourselves, or others, and actually this is a form of ‘victim syndrome’ too….

All food for thought as we approach this retrograde and the powerful lunar eclipse…

Take the time to review both this blog, my Huff Po piece, and the Soulstrology zodiac guides to see where and how this forthcoming retrograde may impact you, but remember, whatever happens, is happening for you, not to you.

You have the power within to make this a mindful experience, even if there is some mayhem, and who knows, maybe even extract a miracle or two out of this retrograde….

I have included some Soulstrology Soundbaths in this post which I feel will be of most use during this retrograde, but as always, listen to whichever ones bring you the most peace, clarity and grounding.

Wishing you a mindful Mercury RX!

Love,

Ambi x


SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE MERCURY RETRO IN CANCER

  • Aries/Aries rising: home - who what and where you consider home, family, your childhood, domestic life

  • Taurus/Taurus rising: your mind, communication, your 'voice' in all formats and related projects, short trips, your siblings, neighbors and local community

  • Gemini/Gemini rising: your income, your possessions, your personal finances, your values (who and what you value in life) and your self-esteem

  • Cancer/Cancer rising: your identity, the very essence of who you are, how people see you/your appearance

  • Leo/Leo rising: healing, secrets, your subconscious mind, secret projects, what you keep hidden (including the hidden you) endings and completion

  • Virgo/Virgo rising: your tribe, friendships, groups you belong to, causes you support, your most cherished hopes, wishes and dreams for the future

  • Libra/Libra rising: success, career, ambition, your status, your public legacy

  • Scorpio/Scorpio rising: spirituality/religion/higher learning, legal matters, travel, foreign places and people

  • Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: joint projects and finances, merging, sex and transformation that comes through merging

  • Capricorn/Capricorn rising: partnerships and close relationships of all sorts - romantic, platonic and professional.

  • Aquarius/Aquarius rising: your daily routine/work/lifestyle, your health - mind/body/soul

  • Pisces/Pisces rising: love and romance, children - yours and/or others, fun, self-expression and creativity


SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE MERCURY RETRO IN LEO

 

  • Aries - love and romance, children - yours and/or others, fun, self-expression and creativity

  • Taurus- who what and where you consider home, family, your childhood, domestic life

  • Gemini - your mind, communication, your voice in all formats - including related projects, siblings, neighbors, short trips

  • Cancer - your income, your possessions, your personal finances, your values (who and what you value in life) and your self-esteem

  • Leo - your identity, the very essence of who you are, how people see you/your appearance

  • Virgo - healing and hibernation, secrets, your subconscious mind, secret projects, what you keep hidden (including the hidden you) endings and completion

  • Libra - your tribe, friendships, groups you belong to, causes you support, your most cherished hopes, wishes and dreams for the future

  • Scorpio - success, career, ambition, your status, your public legacy

  • Sagittarius - spirituality/religion/higher learning, legal matters, travel, foreign places and people

  • Capricorn - joint projects and finances, merging, sex and transformation that comes through merging

  • Aquarius - partnerships and close relationships of all sorts - romantic, platonic and professional.

  • Pisces - your daily routine/lifestyle and health - mind/body/soul




Venus in Cancer: July 3 - 27 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Beautiful and harmonious Venus is moving into caring Cancer on July 3rd and will remain there until July 28th. In this article, I want to give you a little lesson in compatibility, and you’ll quickly understand why I’ve chosen THIS Venus transit to talk about it ;-)

When it comes to compatibility between two people and two birth charts, one trick to take is to first identify the Sun sign (obvi) and then look at your own chart and see if you have any personal planets in your partner’s Sun sign, and vice versa. So for an example, let’s say you’re a Cancer Sun and your partner is a Leo Sun. Look in your own chart to see if you have the Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars in Leo. And then look at your partner’s chart and see if they have one of those 4 celestial bodies in Cancer. 

This is such a wonderful trick in compatibility because it lets you see where you have similarities. If your identity (Sun) is aligned with the way they feel and express love (Venus), it’s more of a natural fit as you already understand where they are coming from in love and will usually find it easier to satisfy those needs.

I bring compatibility up in THIS transit, because well, my partner is about to have his Venus return in Cancer and I will be having my Solar return in Cancer. And then a few days after, he will have his Solar return in Leo and I’ll have my Venus return in Leo. No wonder we LOVE Summer ;-) 

With Venus in Cancer, especially while we still have the Sun in Cancer, it will be a couple of weeks full of romanticism and showing your love. Venus in Cancer wants nothing more than to be loved and show love, although it will be kept under wraps. Anything with Cancer has a hard exterior to it, so during this time, we will want to be loved harder and so will our partners, but none of us are going to notify the other that that’s what we want. And then when we aren’t receiving the love we’ve been craving, the claws will come out. 

These lovely feelings we will be having won’t have rose-tinted glasses, though, as we will consider the longevity of these relationships first. This is one reason why Cancer goes too far too quickly in relationships because the long game is always on their mind. If Cancer has decided that this relationship has the potential for security, it will start acting as if that is already in existence. 

Security is so important to Cancer that during this Venus transit, it is really important to make our mates feel safe, loved, and adored if we want to get in their bed. It’s such an interesting game we will all be playing because Venus in Cancer wants to be pursued, not the pursuer. But that’s kind of how we will all be feeling, so who’s actually going to do the pursuing?? Well, we all should pursue. And how beautiful this time will be if we are all showering each other with love so that the other can open up even more, creating even stronger bonds. 

Obviously this all sounds pretty romantic but it doesn't have to just be romantic. This could be with coworkers, employees, bosses, friends, family members, or anything. Even setting aside “love” for these people, if you are still wanting to build meaningful relationships, showing them how you appreciate them will go far. 

Below, find your Sun sign and your Rising sign to discover exactly where in life Venus in Cancer will be impacting you.

 

Aries - For this transit, Venus is activating your 4th house of home so get creative, throw a party, and/or call your mom! This is a great time to show your home some design love if you’ve been thinking about it lately. This would also be a wonderful time to spend time with family, especially if it hasn’t been a priority lately.

 

Taurus - Your communication and your mind will have some Venusian influence that may bring out your artistic side. You may find your social life ramp up a bit as Venus will give you an irresistible edge. Use this time to deliver beautiful and fair messages to those around you.

 

Gemini - With Venus in yous 2nd house of possessions, you might get a little creative with making your money and maybe even attract more money to you. This would also be a great time to focus on what you truly value for long term security when it comes to relationships and partnerships.

 

Cancer - Venus will be in your first house of self and identity, giving you a Venusian dose of attraction. It’s hard to resist someone when Venus is in their 1st house. You might feel extra flirty and affectionate. This is also a great time to get more creative. Watch out for your potential narcissistic tendencies during this time. 

 

Leo - With Venus in your 12th house, you may feel a little more inclined to be private during this transit. This is a great time to get very creative and follow your creative urges. Look out for having secret love during this transit, though.

 

Virgo - Venus is in your 11th house giving you an enticing aura for lots of people to be around. Your social life may see an increase and might even find new opportunities through other people. There’s a chance that you have a close friend that you might start looking at romantically.

 

Libra - Your career will get a dose of Venusian energy this transit. This is very helpful in finding new opportunities or creating more balance and harmony in what you’re actually trying to achieve. This may also get you thinking about the long-term vision of your career.

 

Scorpio - Venus is in your 9th house of mental exploration and travel. This would be a good time to create a vision board of where you’d like to travel and to think about what your values really are in life, what’s your code of conduct, and what do you really believe in?

 

Sagittarius - Intense sexual opportunities with Venus in your 8th house. Watch out for looking for your worth via sex during this transit, though. With such an intense house being activated by such a harmonious planet, there’s a chance of not seeing things for what they really are here.

 

Capricorn - Venus is in your house of partnerships, bringing them to the forefront of your mind. Use this time to think about what you value about your partnerships. This would be a good time to get dreamy about the longevity of the relationship. 

 

Aquarius - There’s an opportunity for laziness in your health routine with this transit, but there’s also an opportunity to get really creative with what you choose to do to move your body. This is also a great time at work, especially if there are fires to put out as you will often be the voice of reason. 

 

Pisces - Venus is in your 5th house of romance and fun! Socializing will be at the forefront and a few suitors may even come your way. But remember, this is Cancer so although all the options seem enticing, use the Cancer energy to discern which ones, if any, truly deserve your energy.

 

Alexandria (Lexie) Rollet

Astrologer

www.alexandria-astrology.com

 

Mars in Leo: July 1 - August 17 2019

Ambi Sitham

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On July 1st until August 17th, Mars will be in fiery sign, Leo. Mars is at home in Aries which tells us that Mars is quite comfortable being in other fire signs. It may not be home, but it certainly feels natural. 

The sign of Leo is big, bold, expressive, stubborn, entertaining, grandiose, dramatic, loyal, focused, determined, luxurious, affectionate, self-concerned, and playful, to name a few characteristics. It is ruled by the Sun which is a main driver behind Leo being so individualistic and Leo often saying, “Hey, look at me!”. 

We know what Mars is about. It’s the energy planet. It governs our energy, sex-drive, forcefulness, actions, and ambitions. So when we are trying to understand how this is going to impact us as a collective, let’s picture Mars as one of the characters we play in our lives, and then picture a Leo costume on that character. Here’s how that looks:

 

Energy and Action

We could have so much more energy to do the things that we want to do with Mars in Leo! Such a contrast to Cancer. Leo values action above talk. You may find yourself or the people around you physically doing more, and even getting almost angry at those who don’t do “as much as” other people. Our saving grace with this is the Cancer Sun that is a bit more understanding than Leo, but the Leo Mars is more energetic than the Cancer Sun so what you might find is actions being made that might seem brash or harsh, and then the Cancer energy comes in to smooth everything over.

 

Sex-Drive

Mars in Leo is a sexually charged transit. Leo can be very affectionate but what might be felt more here is that it’s very easy for Mars in Leo to win the affections of others. There’s a feeling of dramatization with sexual activities when Mars is in Leo. Almost as if the bedroom was a stage and you’re putting on a show for each other - not in the way of being “fake” but to really display how badly you want the other person. Which brings me to a big point when it comes to anything Leo: feeding the ego. This is especially important if you’re coupled. With Mars in Leo, it is important to use this placement to make your partner feel loved, appreciated, and wanted. If not, Mars in Leo very quickly turns to anger.

 

Ambition and Goals

Mars in Leo has BIG goals and it can make them happen too! Use this time to establish that big goal you have and use the energy to accomplish it or make big strides in your path. Because of the fixed Leo nature, once a goal is made, it’s almost like tunnel vision to get to that goal. This is definitely a benefit for us all after that Mars in Cancer transit that didn’t really push us too hard in our goals. One thing about Leo that will really help here is Leo’s creativity. Use it to help you form your plan in how to get to that goal!

As explained earlier, Mars is a character we play and Leo is the costume. Below is the scene in which this energy will primarily be present for you. Don’t forget to look at both your Sun and Rising signs.

 

Aries - More competition, bigger sex-drive, more impulsive behavior. Mars is in your 5th house which governs romance and fun. So definitely get out there and play some sports! You also could find yourself in more leadership situations during this transit. Run with them!

 

Taurus - The 4th house of home gets a lovely dose of energy! You might find yourself increasingly motivated to own a home or to find a more permanent living solution. You might also be inspired to entertain in your home. There is a bigger chance of arguments with your family, though.

 

Gemini - Mars is in your 3rd house of the mind, supercharging your mental activity! There’s some energetic brain power here so use it in the best way you see fit. Perhaps that’s solving problems at work or at home. This house also has short trips so be aware of your driving speed.

 

Cancer - With Mars in your 2nd house of money, there’s some good energy around making money! This would be a good time to establish a money goal, use Leo creativity to form a plan, and then go after that plan! Just watch out for impulsive spending and carelessness with money.

 

Leo - Mars is in your 1st house of self so this will definitely be helping you in drawing people to you. You may find yourself being even more assertive than usual and really stepping into your bravery. Just be cognizant that you aren’t being too domineering for the situation at hand.

 

Virgo - Mars is in your 12th house of spirituality. This is a good time to turn that energy inward and work on your healing journey. You might find that your intuition has a boost during this time. Use it to really learn how your intuition speaks to you so that you can use it going forward.

 

Libra - Mars is in your 11th house of community. This could get you feeling very inspired to do some humanitarian work or to fight for the human rights you believe in. This would be a great time for you to step into your leadership within the communities you’re already in.

 

Scorpio - Big things for your career for Mars in Leo. Mars is in your 10th house, inspiring you to merge career and passion, and to also get shit done! Use this transit to either get passionate about work again and use that fire to accomplish some things or use Mars to develop a plan to make your passion your career. (If you choose the latter, the key work is “plan”, not “impulsively do”.)

 

Sagittarius - So much energy in travel for this transit! Mars is in your 9th house of travel and mental exploration so you might find that you’re planning your next big trip (or taking one!). This is also a time to really get passionate about your beliefs, but just be aware of the argument potential with this planet.

 

Capricorn - This might be a great time to increase your astrology studies as Mars is in your 8th house of the occult and joint ventures. Mars is giving you energy in the form of research, digging deep, and even finding or providing healing. This is a very sexually charged placement, as well. 

 

Aquarius - Mars is in your 7th house of partnerships which governs any one to one relationship. You might find you’re attracting more people to you or that you’re inspired to become an individual within the relationship. Arguments are typical with Mars in this house so just be aware of that.

 

Pisces - This is a really great time for work and health goals as Mars is in your 6th house of health and routine. For health, you may consider competition an option, maybe play a rec sport or join a health focused competition that work is hosting. Just be aware that arguments with coworkers could arise.

Alexandria (Lexie) Rollet

Astrologer

 www.instagram.com/alexandria.astrology

www.alexandria-astrology.com

 

July 2019: Choices, chances, changes......

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost July…

As you will see from July’s cosmic diary below, we have an action packed month in the cosmos.

Between the eclipses, Mercury retrograde and cosmic lovers Mars and Venus changing zodiac signs at the start of the month, there is a lot happening in the skies above.

And as above, so below….

So it is safe to say we will all be experiencing shifts in our lives this month.

As a reminder, eclipses act as super charged New or Full Moons.

They activate certain houses in our charts, and act as catalysts for transformation of certain life areas.

In this sense, eclipse months are as portals for change which feel like a wormhole of sorts.

They have the ability to thrust us forwards into the future we desire, or one which we are destined for.

But they don’t always do so with ease, or grace.

I often talk about feeling as though you’ve been ‘eclipsed’ at certain times.

And what I usually mean by this is that the eclipses trigger sudden changes, some of which are positive - think of happy ‘breakthroughs’, but some of which can feel unwelcome.

We can feel as though the rug has been pulled out from underneath us and/or blindsided in some way and this can be very upsetting in the moment, indeed in some cases, causing a ‘breakdown’.

Ultimately eclipses serve us, but we may only be able to see that the changes were for our highest good, with the filter of hindsight.

Therefore it may take us sometime both to fully process events and for life to show us why something needed to happen and how it was ultimately for our highest good.

Eclipses invariably bring endings for new beginnings.

And as one door closes (or slams shut in some cases) another door opens, and in that way, eclipses are a doorway to a new chapter in our lives.

With an intense Mercury retrograde taking place during eclipse season, it is safe to say that this eclipse season will be more intense than most.

I will be sharing more insights and downloads on this in due course (as you will see from the cosmic diary, there are plenty of Soulstrology Member posts this month!) so you can best navigate the month ahead.

Soulstrology tells us that regardless of what happens this month, July 2019 is a month of choices, chances and changes.

But it is up to us to decide what choices we make and therefore how we choose to respond to both chances and changes, whether ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

And it is those choices which will determine the ultimate outcome of those chances and changes.

Remember that the essence of Soulstrology is cosmic consciousness and that we are co-creating with the cosmos.

The stars impel but do not compel.

Ultimately it is up to each of us to educate ourselves, to be aware of the energies at play, to choose to work with them to the best of our ability, and to some degree to surrender to the process of life and navigate it as gracefully as we possibly can.

That is the seed of consciousness we are asked to plant as we bid June farewell and embrace July 2019 for what it is.

Mantra of the Month

I embrace this month for what it is, and whatever it may bring

I trust that ultimately there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’, there is just life, and that whatever takes place this month, is a necessary part of my life process.

I open my eyes, mind and heart to the chances and changes which may come my way and know that I have a choice in how I respond to them

I know that I am a powerful co-creator with the cosmos and that both my choices and my consciousness will ultimately determine the future

With this in mind, I approach this month both confident and courageous, knowing I have everything within, to make the best of this month’s energies, whatever they may be

May your choices reflect your highest selves and may you flow with the tides of change which take you to sweet shores…

I am wishing you all a powerful month ahead!

Love,

Ambi x

July 1: Note on the Lunar Nodes Soulstrology Member blog (already a published post which you can read)

July 1: Mars in Leo Soulstrology Member blog

July 2: Solar Eclipse Soulstrology Member blog and Scopes

July 3: Venus in Cancer Soulstrology Member blog

July 7: Mercury Retrograde begins in Leo Soulstrology Member blog

July 8: Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus

July 8: Mercury in Leo conjunct Mars in Leo

July 9: Sun in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn

July 11 : Sun in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces

July 11 :Mars in Leo squares Uranus in Taurus

July 14: Sun in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn

July 16: Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn Soulstrology Member blog and Scopes

July 18: Venus in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces

July 18: Mercury retrograde moves into Cancer

July 21 : Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn

July 21: Sun in Cancer conjunct Mercury in Cancer

July 24: Leo season starts

July 24: Mercury retrograde in Cancer conjunct Venus in Cancer

July 25:  Mars in Leo trines Jupiter in Sagittarius

July 29:  Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus

July 31 :New Moon in Leo and Mercury stations direct Soulstrology Member blog and Scopes

Note on the Nodes

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones,

Today we have a guest post by the fabulous Jordan Shomer, a fellow cosmic seeker and Soulstrology superstar.

In line with eclipse season (which is essentially about the moon’s nodes and the themes they reflect) Jordan is contributing two articles to our community on the lunar nodes.

I hope you enjoy her cosmic pearls of wisdom!

Check Jordan out on Instagram and drop her a line to say hi on jordan.shomer@gmail.com

NOTE ON THE NODES BY JORDAN SHOMER

I’m sure you’ve heard that we are entering into ever ominous eclipse season. But like, what does that even mean?! Well, the eclipses are lunar events occurring on the moon’s nodal axis and act as a giant kick in the pants prompting us to take action around the themes ruled by the signs the eclipses fall in. Meaning we can’t enter eclipse season without talking about the Moon’s Nodes.

The Nodes are mathematical points that fall into opposing signs in your chart. We look to our nodes to understand our destiny or soul’s purpose. The sign and house your South Node falls into allows you a peek into you past life. The energy of your South Node is your cosmic comfort zone, a set of skills and challenges you brought with you into this life from past lifetimes. The sign and house your North Node falls in indicates what you soul is longing to evolve towards, it is your destiny to learn and implement the lessons of your North Node. Because these points sit opposite each other in the sky, the work that needs to be done in order to take strides towards your North Node is typically difficult or uncomfortable or scary or any combination of these things. Using the skills of your South Node to move toward your North Node is ideal, but that’s easier said than done. Our South Node also holds many of our longest standing habits, patterns, limiting beliefs that must be brought into awareness before we are really able to unpack where the work is.

Sure, you can spend your whole life living in your South Node, in your comfort zone, doing the things that come easily to you, and be fine. But how do you feel about being stuck in “fine” for this life of yours? We have souls longing to evolve past our cosmic circumstances. Meaning even though you may be perfectly fine in that South Node, feelings of being stuck or wanting to BUST OUT may arise. That’s because your soul has so much more in store for you.

To find your North Nodes, populate your birth chart and look for the symbol that looks like this . Most charts only show your North Node. Your South Node will sit in the exact degree of the opposite sign of North Node. For example, if you North Node is at 10° of Gemini, that means your South Node will be at 10° of Sagittarius.

During this upcoming eclipse season, we are working with the themes of the Cancer-Capricorn axis. With the South Node sitting in Capricorn, we may feel compelled to seek external answers to questions surrounding ideas of, what am I supposed to be doing? What is expected of me? What are my responsibilities? Capricorn is serious about seeking status and validation out in the world. While the North Node in tender Cancer asking us to sit with questions like, who are you truly responsible to? How can we be responsible for nurturing ourselves and those around us? Cancer challenges us to tend to our internal landscape with the same determination and fervor we pour into our work and career. If you have been considering re-evaluating your work-life balance, this is the time to do so. Relinquishing control and surrendering to what comes when we step into the fullest, most cared for, version of ourselves. Self-care is our superpower during this season, so dive in. Beyond the face masks and lazy Sundays, how can you show up for yourself in a compassionate and vulnerable way; physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally?


Summer Solstice 2019, Mercury retrograde shadow, Neptune Retrograde and *new* Soulstrology Soundbath with Pluto and Jupiter

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy Summer Solstice/Neptune turns retrograde/Mercury pre-retrograde shadow!

Whew. So much going on in the cosmos and we are hot off the heels of that Sagittarius Full Moon, which I don’t think I need to tell you, was rather intense!

With this in mind and knowing the transformative energies ahead with eclipse season around the corner, I recorded a new Soulstrology Soundbath with the sounds and vibrations of Jupiter and Pluto, to help you work with both Jupiter retrograde, Pluto retrograde and the changing seasons and shifts from the eclipses.

In this recording I will be guiding and directing you as to how you can make the most out of the Soundbath before you settle in to the sounds and vibrations of Jupiter, Pluto and several crystal chakra bowls and chimes.

It is at the bottom of this post and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed recording it for you :)

Onward to all the other cosmic events occurring within a 24 hour period on a very energetically charged day, off the back of a very powerful Full Moon…

Mercury’s pre-retrograde shadow begins just hours before this Friday’s Summer Solstice at 24 degrees of Cancer. What is interesting about the degrees of the shadows is how much they relate to the entire retrograde. Because Mercury will end his retrograde on July 31 at 24 degrees Cancer. This shows us the cosmic link between the start of the shadow period and the end of the retrograde and explains why the pre (and post) retrograde shadow (s) are so important.

I will be writing a detailed separate post on this forthcoming Mercury retrograde but for now, look at your chart to see where you may have 24 degrees of Cancer through to 4 degrees of Leo because it is within these degrees and zodiac signs that the forthcoming Mercury retrograde in Leo and Cancer will be taking place.

Also notice what may come up at this time.

With the Summer Solstice (for those of us in the Northern hemisphere) there is a surge of ‘light’ and energy which may illuminate, by way of little synchronicities, what the forthcoming Mercury retrograde represents for us individually.

Don’t overthink it, just be aware and mindful of things that pop up and/or synchronicities which take place.

As well as Mercury’s shadow beginning this day, we also have Neptune turning retrograde at the Summer Solstice for his annual backwards dance.

His retrograde takes place between 18 and 15 degrees of Pisces and will last for a five month period, ending November 27 2019.

During his retrograde we will be able to revisit these particular degrees of Pisces in our unique charts and feel Neptune’s energies infusing these life areas.

In most cases this will be the removal of the veil of Neptunian delusion (the shadow of Neptune) giving us clarity and insights as to how we can achieve the light of Neptune in these life areas - namely, spirituality, expansiveness, creativity and compassion.

It is important to note if you any planets and house cusps at these degrees of Pisces as if you do then you will feel the retrograde more than others.

Also, Pisces and Pisces risings will also generally feel the retrograde more than the rest of us, as Neptune is your ruler.

Given Jupiter’s recent square with Neptune at the Sagittarius Full Moon which probably gave us all a much needed reality check, and given that this square will be exact once again just days before the Fall Equinox in September when the God of the ocean is still in backward motion, it is fair to say that 2019’s Neptune retrograde represents reality checks in our lives and asks us to get real and see things - ourselves and situations for what they are and to have the hope, faith and spirituality of both Neptune and Jupiter, but back it up with some structure and boundaries…

The Summer Solstice itself represents the official start of the Summer, the longest day of the year, with the maximum physical light and astrologically marks the beginning of Cancer season.

As the midway point of any year, it signifies a turning point, not only because of the shift in seasons, both in nature and astrologically, but also because it reminds us that any year can be one of two halves.

In this case, 2019’s Summer Solstice also acts as a warm up for eclipse season, as we will experience the second set of 2019 eclipses starting just ten or so days later with a powerful solar eclipse in Cancer.

Soulstrology tells us that 2019’s Summer Solstice represents the energy and light we want to infuse in the rest of our 2019 experience.

We would all have had certain experiences in 2019 so far. Some ‘good’, some ‘bad’, some we may feel indifferent about. In some cases the scales will tilt further to one side of being ‘good’ or ‘bad’, or maybe even flat lining somewhat in indifference - a meh kind of, ‘it’s not that bad, but it’s not that great’ type of feeling.

Whatever you feel your 2019 has been so far, now is the time to plant the seeds within your consciousness and the physical plane, of what you want the remainder of your 2019 to be.

What words or phrase or images come to mind when you think about what you want from the rest of this year?

You can engage in a simple ritual at the Summer Solstice to connect to the new season, to mother earth and to the powerful cosmic energies at play.

I suggest a walking meditation in nature, giving thanks for all you’ve experienced so far in 2019 - the blessings, the challenges, the lessons.

You can listen to the Soulstrology Soundbath at the same time and/or listen to it afterwards.

Then think about the new season which lies ahead, which for most of us is Summer.

What do you envision yourself doing? Being? Feeling?

What words and images come to mind?

And what do they tell you about what you want from both this next season and the remainder of 2019?

My words/phrase for 2019 were ‘abundant, joyful flow’ and 2019 has certainly been that, but it’s also been VERY busy and as I envision the Summer (which also happens to be the last trimester of my pregnancy) and the rest of the year, I see a slower pace, more ease, doing less and being more.

I will be completing my ritual along with you and I will come up with my words/phrase and set my intention for 2019, but I wanted to share the above with you in case it helps you to think more deeply about the remainder of your 2019.

After your walking meditation and some time in nature, I encourage you to connect to the healing waters of Cancer season with a water ritual. For some this may be as simple as drinking a glass of water that you visualize as holding the energies of what you want the remainder of your 2019 to be.

For others this may involve a shower meditation where you visualize the water washing you clear of the first half of the year, keeping only the good and releasing the ‘bad’.

For bath lovers like me, this may be a great opportunity for a salt bath soak, a time to let your muscles unwind, as you allow the healing salt waters to cleanse you physically and energetically.

As always, your ritual is one you can customize so you feel it serves you best, but the above is a guideline for those seeking a little direction.

Happy Summer Solstice 2019!

May the light shine bright in each of our lives, guiding us to our next chapter and season of life.

And so it is.

Love,

Ambi x

Venus in Gemini: June 9 - July 3 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello and happy Sunday!

Today, Venus moves out of Taurus and into the Gemini ruled part of the zodiac where she will be infusing her energies for the next few weeks.

Lexie Rollet of Alexandria Astrology is back with her insights on this transit for us.

We hope you enjoy and it helps you work with this transit!

Love,

Ambi and Lexie xo

On June 9th, Venus will officially be in Gemini and it will remain there until July 3rd. And let me just start by saying, Venus in Gemini has some exuberating differences from Venus in Taurus!

Venus in Taurus is very much in the body, it’s tactile, it’s physical. Venus in Gemini is all in the mind! There’s a pretty good chance that we will all need to be intellectually enamored before we hop into anyone’s bed during this transit. If you’re single and mingling, this is like a built in test gifted to you by the Universe - start with some intellectually stimulating conversations about anything and everything and if the other person can’t keep up or bores you out of your mind, it’s a no-go!

Gemini as a sign is known to lose interest pretty quickly so you might find that if you are not mentally stimulated by someone or something, you might be motivated to move on. If it’s a THING, screw it! Move on! Gemini season, especially coupled with Venus in Gemini, is all about following your interests unapologetically. But if it’s a PERSON? First, consider that the energy surrounding us right now is encouraging us to move from interest to interest. Second, consider the history of the relationship with that person. Basically what I’m saying is don’t make a hasty decision on someone who’s been in your life through thick and thin!

Venus definitely has a say in our money, so in terms of Venus in Gemini...well we could be making some hasty decisions with our spending, too. Gemini is a little careless with money, so just be aware of your spending habits during this time. This is a notorious time for people to get a wild hair that they’re SUPER interested in a new hobby and then buy everything “needed” for that hobby. For this example, let’s take photography. You might decide that since you’re SOOO INTO photography because you’ve taken like, 10 really great photos on iPhone Portrait mode, that it’s time to invest in ALL the photography gear!!

Probably not a good idea. If you are thinking about investing some cash into something, please for the love of all that is beautiful in this world, consider the PREVIOUS longevity of this thought. This is to say, don’t think about the future longevity of this investment, because that’s how you’re going to rationalize making the purchase. Nope, you’ve got to think about how long you’ve been dreaming of making this purchase, or investing in this hobby, or eyeing those killer shoes. If the amount of time is a reasonable match for said investment (i.e. a whole year of time and effort invested into a hobby or daydreaming about those shoes for two months) and you actually have the money to spend on this AND pay your bills, then it’s fair game.

 

All in all, Venus in Gemini is really about having fun, following your interests, having strong mental connections with people, and connecting with your friends. If you’re doing that, you’re living this transit up to its highest good!

 

Here are a few things for each of the signs to focus on during this transit.

Remember, read for both your Sun and Rising signs:

 

ARIES - People might be even more drawn to your ideas this month as Venus is giving you the power of appeal in the your house of communication. Being social and exploring thoughts with other people is a good thing for you that might even bring new opportunities.

TAURUS - Remember everything that above about money? That especially applies to you as Venus is in your money house this month. It is key for you to find the balance: this is a great time to allow those interests to make you money, but don’t go overboard on spending.

GEMINI - Venus is in your first house this month, making you more charming than ever! Many people will be drawn to you during this time which is likely your preference anyway. Use this time to make connections, have intellectual conversations, and follow your interests.

CANCER - Venus is in your spiritual and secretive house. Use this time to follow deep creative and spiritual urges, perhaps you might find a new practice that feels really good to you. Just be aware that this around this time, there’s more of a likelihood to get into an affair.

LEO - Friends, friends, and more friends! This is THE time to socialize, Leo! Venus is bringing her gifts to your house of community, hopes, and dreams. This would also be a great time to think about what it is you want for the future, and then try that out to see how you like it.

VIRGO - Time to shine Virgo! Venus is lighting up your career and public status house. You might find yourself in the limelight a little more with your Venusian charm. This is a great time to use Venus’ gift of balance and justice within your career.

LIBRA - Venus is in your house of mental exploration and travel this month. Connecting with people from other walks of life or other places in the world could bring you great interest and new opportunities. Use this time to explore new philosophies and ways of thinking.

SCORPIO - Feeling a little more frisky than usual? You might find it very easy to find someone (or multiple someones) to roll around in bed with during this month. Just make sure the desire is in the mind first and if you’re already coupled, this would be a great time to try new things in the bedroom.

SAGITTARIUS - Okay Sag, Venus is in your partnership house so everything written above about relationships REALLY applies to you. There could definitely be a focus on partnership for you during this month but be aware that your interests may fade quickly. Is it justified? Or are you being hasty?

CAPRICORN - With Venus in your house of health and daily work, this could be really great time to make worthwhile connections in the office for the purpose of creating a better work environment. Also, use this time to explore new health practices instead of falling into the overindulgent Venus trap.

AQUARIUS - Many interests, right? Your mind will not stop spewing creative idea after creative idea. But which one to choose?! Um, can’t it be all of them? Just trying something out doesn’t mean it’s your forever.

PISCES - House parties!! Okay, it doesn’t have to be a wild house party, but with Venus in your house of home, you may feel more inclined to host a gathering of sorts in your space. Perhaps throw a get together just for the purpose of intellectual conversations with one another.

 

 

June 2019: The jewels within...

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy last day of May and welcome to June 2019!

Here we are, halfway through 2019 on the cusp of a new season with the Solstice just weeks away and with eclipse season beckoning….more on the latter next month… but for now, let’s focus on what June has to offer.

The month starts off with a beautiful New Moon in Gemini on the 3rd (log in for your New Moon Soulstrology blog and Scopes!).

The outer planets of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn continue their retrograde and later in June on the same day as the Summer Solstice (and the start of Cancer season) Neptune joins the gaggle of planets in retrograde as he too begins his annual backwards dance.

The intensity of the Pluto/Saturn conjunction which we would have all felt for the last couple of months, will lessen this month as Saturn moves further away from Pluto in the zodiac as his backwards motion picks up speed.

This should offer some relief, although the Saturn/South Node conjunction and Saturn/North Node opposition continues , so there is still a rather karmic, Saturn esque feel to events which take place this month.

Nonetheless Soulstrology tells us June 2019 offers us a powerful opportunity to discover hidden gems.

Whether this is within our consciousness/psyche, perhaps through retrograde revelations, or whether this is on the external plane where we discover that in truth there are hidden blessings and opportunities in our lives, this is the month where if we seek, we shall find the jewels within ourselves and our lives, just waiting to be discovered.

Our job this month is to open our eyes fully and to cast our gaze wider and deeper than what our two human eyes can perhaps perceive. To allow the light and intensity of the Solstice, as well as the pre-eclipse energies (eclipses often trigger events in our lives one month prior, or post, the actual eclipse itself) to help us tap into those jewels waiting to be found and celebrated in our lives.

We can harness the airy energy of Gemini season to help us do this as it will focus our minds and energize us over the first three weeks of the month in the build up to the Solstice when the zodiac seasons change and the intuitive watery depth of Cancer season will begin to prepare us for the eclipses.

New seasons bring new beginnings and eclipses bring shifts.

Some of these new beginnings and shifts may not look like glimmering gems, but if we dig a bit deeper, we will see that they are gifts and blessings helping us to transition into a new chapter in our lives…

June 2019 Soulstrology Mantras and cosmic dates for your diaries below…

Mantra of the Month

I open my eyes to all the gifts I have, whether these are internal or external

I know that just as many jewels are hidden among the dirt, so too many blessings are wrapped up in the grit of challenge

With this in mind I keep my eyes, mind and heart open to all the jewels surrounding me and within me, knowing if I seek them, I will uncover them

I am open, I am optimistic, I see the glass as half full

I strive to feel good, knowing this is one of the first steps to seeing and experiencing good

Cosmic dates for your diary below with details of Soulstrology blogs, Soulstrology Scopes and a new Soulstrology Soundbath to be enjoyed!

May we each have the openness and vision to see all the jewels within and without, and may these gems help us to transition into a beautiful new season.

Wishing you all a wonderful month.

Love,

Ambi x

SOULSTROLOGY COSMIC DIARY JUNE 2019

June 2 Venus in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn - positive, harmonious flowing aspect

June 3 New Moon in Gemini (Soulstrology Members blog and Soulstrology Scopes)

June 5 Mercury moves into Cancer - our thoughts and communications become more emotional/intuitive

June 7 Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus - positive aspect for creativity

June 9 Sun in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces - tense aspect watch out for communications

June 9 Venus moves into Gemini (Soulstrology Members blog)

June 10 Sun in Gemini opposite Jupiter in Sagittarius - powerful aspect, can be tense but also very productive

June 14 Mars in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces - flowing, harmonious aspect

June 14 Mars in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn - tense aspect, watch out for conflict

June 16 Mercury in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces - flowing, harmonious aspect, creative and romantic

June 16 Mercury in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn - tense aspect - can cause some emotional conflict

June 16 Jupiter in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces - tricky aspect, be careful of overdoing things, being unrealistic

June 17 Full Moon in Sagittarius (Soulstrology Members blog and Soulstrology Scopes)

June 18 Saturn in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces - positive, flowing, harmonious aspect - good for being both practical and creative

June 18 Mercury in Cancer conjunct Mars in Cancer - intense aspect - can be harnessed to take action, could also be very emotionally combustive

June 19 Mercury in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn - intense aspect, potential for emotionally charged conversations

June 19 Mars in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn - intense aspect, potential for emotional confrontations

June 21 Neptune turns retrograde - (Soulstrology Members blog as part of the Solstice post below)

June 21 Summer Solstice and beginning of Cancer season (New Soulstrology Soundbath and Solstice post)

June 23 Venus in Gemini opposes Jupiter in Sagittarius - powerful aspect, tense but could be very positive/productive

June 24 Venus in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces - watch out for tension, being unrealistic in matters of the heart or wallet

June 27 Sun in Cancer sextiles Uranus in Taurus - flowing, harmonious aspect

Mars in Cancer: May 17 - July 1

Ambi Sitham

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MARS IN CANCER TRANSIT

Cosmic insights courtesy of Lexie Rollet of Alexandria Astrology

Mars in Cancer is going to feel so much different from Mars in Gemini. We are moving away from a time of flighty energy and hasty decisions and into a time of mood-based action with a long-term view.

This placement is very interesting in that Mars is not particularly comfortable in Cancer. These two entities really challenge the other. Mars pushes Cancer to become more energetic, take actions, and make decisions. And Cancer encourages Mars to consider what the heart wants and to get more in tune with our emotions.

During this time, you might find it a little difficult to take actions on anything you’re not in the mood to do. This can obviously be challenging, especially when it’s something you absolutely need to do, whether it be for work or you know, #adulting. But in cases where it might not be absolutely necessary to do, perhaps honor that mood. Maybe you’ll find that some of the things that have been filling up your schedule really aren’t all that necessary in the grand scheme of everything.

Cancer is highly focused on the long-term so the actions you may be compelled to take may actually fuel that long-term view you have for your life. This would be an EXCELLENT time to focus on doing the things that your future self would deeply thank you for. For example, if you have envisioned yourself to be a person who takes their health seriously but you’ve struggled to make it a true focus, this would be a good time to practice a new routine that would help you accomplish that.

Now, this isn’t to say you should go crazy adding a ton of new things into your life just for the sake of what it will do for future You. This is more about planting the seeds to begin on that journey. Cancer isn’t particularly high energy and with all of the Taurus energy that we are surrounded by right now, we really aren’t in a time to be doing all kinds of things at once.

The combination of Venus in Taurus and Mars in Cancer is actually quite beautiful as it creates a sextile between the two. While Venus was in Aries and Mars was in Gemini, we had masculine energy impacting our actions, but now we have feminine energy. This feminine energy will allow us to connect to our intuition more and maybe soften us around the edges where we may have been a little too harsh. We can also connect with our emotions more where perhaps recently we’ve been ignoring our feelings.

One word of caution is that Cancer can be overly protective and defensive and do things out of defense that it will regret later. With Mars in this sign, that defensive energy gets super-charged! So, when you feel yourself going immediately on the defense, ask yourself if that is truly what the situation is calling for. In some cases, it might!

One thing you don’t want to mess with right now is family. That’s Cancer’s hottest button. A great example of a super-charged Mars in Cancer would be Daenerys when it comes to her dragons. Her dragons have been her children ever since the eggs were given to her and we have seen her do some pretty instinctual, hasty, emotionally-charged, sometimes non-strategic things as a reaction to her dragons.

Here are a few things to think about for each Sun/Rising sign from May 17th to July 2nd:

Aries/Aries rising: Long-term planning and action items around the home for this transit. Perhaps you take major steps in buying a home or becoming more independent in your living situation. Just be wary of arguments within the family.

 

Taurus/Taurus rising: You might find yourself being more mentally alert with Mars in your communication house. Certainly there is more drive to share your message and point of view but with that comes the potential of becoming defensive and argumentative.

 

Gemini/Gemini rising: Mars is considered the manifesting planet and it just so happens to be in your personal finances house. This would be a good time to think about a long-term plan about your money or make a genuine effort to set yourself up for financial growth.

 

Cancer/Cancer rising: This may be quite a dynamic time for you with Mars in the house of self. Mars will give you a little more assertiveness, help you claim independence where necessary, and charge you up with confidence. The bedroom might see some action, as well. ;-)

 

Leo/Leo rising: Mars is in the 12th house of spirituality for you, Leo. This may encourage you to become a bit secretive and reserved during this time. Take advantage of that in order to connect with yourself on a deeper level. This would be a great time to explore your intuition.

 

Virgo/Virgo rising: You could find yourself being called to lead amongst your friends during this transit. Mars is in your community house but it’s also the hopes and dreams house. So with that, start taking the necessary actions that will help you achieve the biggest dreams you have for your life.

 

Libra/Libra rising: Your career and public life will experience a dose of energy. Think about the long-term goals you have for your career and start doing the things that will ultimately help you get there. Remember, you won’t get there overnight so no use in getting frustrated about it now.

 

Scorpio/Scorpio rising: Mars is giving you energy around your views, philosophies, and higher ideals. This is great to work with for getting deeper rooted into your philosophy but this also opens you up to defending it. Just be aware and don’t waste your breath where it isn’t needed.

 

Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: The energy planet is in the powerful and intimate 8th house for you. Yes, a high sex drive is to be expected but also energy around healing can also be expected. An odd mix but definitely an 8th house topic: long-term financial planning. Maybe double check your plan or put one in place.

 

Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Mars is in your partnership house so first of all: sex ;-) But second, this may be a time in which you look at the long-term vision you have for your relationships and making movements in them that align with that vision. However, check your defenses before arguing.

 

Aquarius/Aquarius rising: That bit earlier in this article about health is definitely for you, Aquarius. Mars is in your house of health and daily work so use this time to focus on any long-term health goals you might have and to get stuff done at work.

 

Pisces/Pisces rising: Mars may be encouraging you to be a bit competitive during this transit. This could come out in creative endeavors, romantic encounters, or even an athletic competition. One thing is for sure: follow that creative streak if it finds you.

 

 

Venus in Taurus: May 16 - June 8 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!

I hope you are enjoying the last week of Taurus season and are tapping into the powerful energies of the upcoming Scorpio Full Moon (more on this to come).

It’s a busy few days in the cosmos with cosmic lovers Venus and Mars both moving into different zodiac signs with Venus moving into Taurus tomorrow and Mars moving into Cancer the next day.

We have the wonderful Lexie Rollet of Alexandria Astrology contributing her insights on these transits starting with a post on Venus in Taurus.

Side note from me: I LOVE Venus in Taurus transits as Venus is exalted (at home, in her best position) in Taurus plus I know she is transiting my natal moon and Jupiter so they get a boost of Venusian energies.

When reading the below post, you will read for both your Sun and Rising signs but don’t forget to also look at your charts and any planets you may have in Taurus. They will get a much needed boost from Venus and heads up, if you are a Taurus Sun or Rising, you get the Venus filter for the next few weeks - a great time for a makeover, to impress people, to put your best foot forward, to be seen as your best external self!

Enjoy the post from the lovely Lexie and don’t forget to check her out on Instagram where she posts lots of useful astro snippets almost daily.

Love,

Ambi x

VENUS IN TAURUS

A breath of relief. Venus is at home.

Taurus is one of the signs where Venus is “at home” in the natural zodiac. (The other sign being Libra.) Let’s just melt in this transit because it’s an oh.so.delicious one.

Venus in Aries was largely about self-love and being assertive and well, self-love isn’t really going away for this transit either. In fact, it’s even more important now. Taurus needs a bit of self-assurance and a bit of pampering. And this transit (from May 16th to June 8th) will be a great time to give that to yourself.

Here’s a little personal story that perfectly encapsulates this transit. While reading it, think of your own life and see if you can draw any parallels from it.

During Christmas last year, I received a gift card for a local massage chain in my area. The card itself has imagery and wording on it about getting a facial. I’ve had physical therapy massages but never in my life have I ever gone to a massage establishment to receive a massage, just ‘cuz. And I sure as hell have never had a facial apart from the charcoal ones I give myself when I really really feel like I’ve been an extra good adult.

The card is still taking up space in my wallet and everytime I see it, I think, “You really need to use this….Yeah, but, you don’t deserve it right now….What have you done to deserve getting a facial?....I kind of want a massage. Do I have to get a facial just because the card says so? I don’t know!....How much is even on the card? Do you even know what to ask for when you go to use this card?....You can use the gift card after you’ve done something to earn it.”

For one thing, I’m way over-analyzing HOW to use this gift card. Taurus can very easily get to that place because Taurus wants all the T’s crossed and the I’s dotted before starting on anything. But, HELLO!!! That’s one of the biggest things getting in the way of doing what you want to do!!! Second, the only time I’ve gotten any “pampering” like this is when it served a practical purpose. Taurus is very practical and there’s always a reason for doing something. But can’t that reason just be, because you want to? And third, I can’t seem to get over this idea that I need to “deserve” using this gift card. Taurus is a hard-worker and will very rarely sit back to acknowledge that it has in fact worked extremely hard. And the fact that this was a gift, means someone else has acknowledged my hard work long before I’ve acknowledged it for myself.

This is where the self-love comes in.

For this transit, I challenge you to answer the following the questions:

How hard am I working? What does “working hard” even mean to me? Have I been denying myself a simple pleasure in life because it’s not what I “deserve”? Specifically, what would make me feel like I would “deserve” that pleasure? Is it possible that I’ve already done the hard work to earn that pleasure? What are the fruits of my labor at this moment? Is that not enough to have earned pampering? Is my existence and continued effort not enough to deserve a little bit of pampering?

Here’s a few specifics for your Sun and/or Rising sign:

 

Aries - Venus is in your money house for this transit. This gives you great earning potential, along with spending potential. You’re pretty impulsive anyway, Aries, so maybe just take 5 deep breaths before you decide to drop some cash.

Taurus - Really focus on yourself for this transit. Venus is in your sign, giving you the ability to do a little bit of self-awareness work and bring light to your worth and your value. Having Venus in your sign also gives you a little more magnetism and a cheerful disposition.

Gemini - This is a time to connect with yourself on a deep level. Venus is in your house of spirituality and subconscious, giving you the ability to follow your deepest and most creative urges. This would also be a good time connect with your higher self.

Cancer - Connecting with friends would do you well during this transit. Get a little more involved in the groups you’re already in or explore a new one you’ve been eyeing. Use this time to get super dreamy about what you hope to accomplish.

Leo - Venus is in your career house, Leo, giving you even more charm and magnetism in this area of your life. It’s also giving you the power of justice and diplomacy. Venus is here to help you establish balance and order where necessary.

Virgo - Travel and/or other cultures might pique your interest. Or at the very least, understanding people with a different perspective than you may come into play. Make a genuine effort to understand them and find the harmony between your beliefs and theirs.

Libra - There is a possibility of gaining through others during this time. Venus sits in your house of joint ventures and intimacy. While yes, your sex life will most likely be lit, be on the lookout for ways you can create abundance with other people.

Scorpio - Your relationships are the focus for Venus this time around. Use Venus to help you establish a balance within your one-to-one relationships. Also, this really may be a time to get a little steamy with your partner.

Sagittarius - Harmony and balance in the workplace may be a theme for you. Venus is here to give you that ability to establish a level playing field. However, on the health front, just be mindful. Venus could inspire you to get overindulgent, perhaps for good reason?

Capricorn - Venus is in your house of romance and creativity. You may feel a little extra seen during this time as people might be more drawn to you. If you have had your eye on a creative endeavor but haven’t started, this would be an excellent time to follow it.

Aquarius - Beauty in the home is the theme for you during this transit. Venus sits in your 4th house of home inspiring you to get creative there, maybe even host a party and entertain your favorite people.

Pisces - Sharing your message may prove beneficial for you during this transit. Venus will be sitting in your house of communication and mental activity and it will give you a beautiful ability to infuse your message and self-expression with charm, harmony, and elegance.



May cosmic update: Grounded, but flowing

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost May!

Before I dive into May’s cosmic update I wanted to remind you that Saturn is stationing retrograde in Capricorn and your Soulstrology blog, zodiac guide, cosmic coaching and more, is up to help guide you to make the most, not only out of this retrograde but also out of the very powerful Saturn in Capricorn transit which goes through 2020.

Also, our last live Member call is also now up.

As I will be traveling to Europe towards the end of May and start of June, we will not have a call this month and our next call will be a very special one just after the Summer Solstice and pre-eclipse season on Sunday June 23 at 9am PT.

Remember, you don’t have to be on the live call to enjoy the benefits of the information shared as we will always publish the recording afterwards but if you want to chat/ask me questions in real time/in person as such then do try and join live as these monthly calls provide an opportunity to do so.

Onward to May 2019….

This month we have the Sun in Taurus for the first three weeks until May 21.

Taurus season brings with it a grounded, earthy energy which should be quite calming and balancing.

There are no big planetary retrogrades occurring this month although of course we are at the early stages of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto’s annual retrograde motions which require work to be done, but these do not shake things up that much during the month of May.

When you review May 2019’s cosmic diary have a closer look at the aspects Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn are making and take a note as those days may provide an opportunity for you to work with some of the themes of the respective retrogrades.

After the fiery energy of Aries season, the cosmos is asking each of us to root ourselves and to get grounded, but also to flow.

At first these two concepts can seem quite opposing by nature.

To be grounded can seem to be rooted, which can seem the opposite of flowing.

However, we must learn that in truth, this month and beyond, and our job is to be both grounded and flowing.

What this means is to be grounded within ourselves.

Within our values, our essence, deeply grounded in the core of who we are.

Grounded internally, meaning being emotionally grounded (emotional equilibrium as I like to call it, which you may hear me mention a few times on our call!) but also simultaneously flowing.

To be flowing means to be open to the cosmic currents and the different waves life brings our way.

To be flexible, adaptable and open.

By being grounded but also flowing means that we maintain a sense of self and our emotional center, and we aren’t overly swept up by the tides of life (be they seemingly ‘good’ or ‘bad’) and can flow with the currents of change, riding them to the best of our ability and harnessing their energy for our highest good.

As I mention on the call, given it is Taurus season and the element of earth is ruling the majority of this month, it is a very good idea to spend as much time outdoors, in nature, as possible.

You can also try earthing/grounding by going barefoot in nature.

Even if this means five minutes of walking barefoot in an urban park (think Richard Gere in Pretty Woman!) or a barefoot stroll on the beach, or just standing for a few moments in your front yard, or some green space, it just means any way in which you can connect to earth will help you to ‘earth’ and ‘ground’.

Confession, I am a tree hugger….yes, really, I randomly hug trees whilst out and about on my neighborhood stroll, it truly fills my Taurus moon with such deep joy and it grounds me!

Whatever works, works….

This month we must seek to find and maintain a grounded energy as it is from this place that we can best flow with life and make the most of any changes that come our way.

In the words of Virginia Woolf, “I am rooted but I flow”.

Mantra of the month

I embrace the opportunity to connect more deeply inwards and to create an inner equilibrium which helps me maintain an external equilibrium

With this in mind, I seek all and any opportunities to find inner peace, harmony and emotional balance and to honor what helps me to do so

I know that it is from this grounded place, with my feet firmly rooted, that I can best flow with any changes that may come my way over the next month

I trust that cultivating this ability to be both rooted and yet also flowing, will help me immeasurably both this month and beyond

Cosmic dates for your diary, including all the Soulstrology blogs (and a new Soulstrology Soundbath!) are set out below for your ease of reference.

May we each find what truly grounds us and helps us maintain an inner equilibrium regardless of external circumstances.

May we learn how to cultivate this daily, serving us this month and beyond to flow with both the ever changing cosmic currents and tides of life.

Love,

Ambi x

SOULSTROLOGY COSMIC DIARY MAY 2019

May 1: Mercury in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn

May 2: Mercury in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

May 2: Mercury in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius

May 4: New Moon in Taurus (Soulstrology Members blog and Soulstrology Scopes)

May 5: Mars in Gemini opposes Jupiter in Sagittarius

May 7: Venus in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn

May 8: Mercury in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus

May 8: Sun in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces

May 9: Venus in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius

May 9: Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

May 11: Sun in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn

May 11: Sun in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn

May 14: Venus in Aries sextile Mars in Gemini

May 15: Mercury in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces

May 16: Mercury in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn

May 16: Venus moves into Taurus (Soulstrology Members blog)

May 17: Mars moves into Cancer (Soulstrology Members blog)

May 17: Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn

May 18: Venus in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus

May 18: Full Moon in Scorpio (Soulstrology Member blog and Soulstrology Scopes and new Soulstrology Soundbath!)

May 21: Sun moves into Gemini/Gemini season begins

May 21: Sun in Gemini conjunct Mercury in Gemini

May 22: Mars in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus

May 29: Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces

May 30: Venus in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces

May 31: Venus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn

Saturn Retrograde: April 29 - September 18 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost ‘Saturn stations retrograde’!

Depending on where you live in the world, this Monday April 29 or Tuesday April 30, Saturn stations retrograde at 20 degrees Capricorn.

His retrograde will continue until September 18 when he stations direct at 13 degrees of Capricorn.

Therefore, as well as looking at the Soulstrology Saturn retrograde zodiac sign below (reading for your Sun and Rising sign) you also want to look at where exactly you have between 13 and 20 degrees of Capricorn in your unique chart.

See what planets or houses in your chart fall between these degrees as well as a couple of degrees either side, because anything at 11, 12 or 21, 22 degrees Capricorn will also be impacted by this retrograde.

I think you all know by now, but just as a reminder, Saturn has been in transit of Capricorn since the Winter Solstice 2017, poring his stern magnifying glass over the Capricorn ruled parts of each of our lives, identifying what is ‘wrong’ or ‘unstable’ or without a ‘firm foundation’ and letting us know in no uncertain terms that in order to achieve success in these areas of life, we will need to have a re-structuring in order to create the strong and stable foundations for lasting success.

During 2019’s retrograde we have the opportunity to re-examine the areas of life ruled by Capricorn in our unique charts and specifically those which fall between the 13-20 degrees of Saturn’s retrograde motion.

It is important on this occasion for us to identify these specific degrees in our charts because what we will find is that these life areas/the themes of any planets impacted are going to experience some karmic energies over the next six months.

Saturn as you all probably know by now, is the cosmic life coach, stern zodiac headmaster, who can give us a tough time, but ultimately rewards us for our work and ‘good behavior’.

The fact that he is raking over between 13 and 20 degrees of Capricorn in the zodiac (and therefore our charts) is very significant as we have of course already experienced Saturn’s energies in these areas of our charts since mid January 2019 - so the last four months.

Now, we get another opportunity to ‘re-do’ these areas of life, and if we weren’t able to do so the first time perhaps we can now harness this retrograde to tap into what the karmic lessons are for us, learn them fully and integrate them into our lives, so that we can begin to reap those Saturn rewards.

This is a very powerful retrograde for so many reasons as you will see through the aspects Saturn makes to other planets almost as soon as his retrograde starts (see the May cosmic update and look out for the Saturn aspects in particular which are very powerful in this next month) as well as the aspects he makes over the next five or so months.

We find ourselves now halfway through Saturn’s transit of Capricorn.

In fact, Saturn leaves Capricorn next Spring at the Spring Equinox when he moves into Aquarius.

However, due to his annual retrograde motion, he will dive back into Capricorn for a few months, meaning he will formally finish up with the Capricorn ruled parts of our lives at the end of 2020.

Each of us are at different stages of our soul’s journeys and personal evolution.

Some of us may be in our Saturn returns (talk to me if you are as we have a separate sub group supporting each other through their Saturn returns!), some of us may be struggling with Saturn’s karmic lessons and feeling like we are being cosmically bitch slapped and sucker punched.

Others of us may be working with the energies and reaping the rewards.

There is no wrong or right. Just what IS for each of us.

Regardless, whatever IS for each of us, or wherever we are at, we can all work with the energies of Saturn’s retrograde to our advantage, to learn lessons, to integrate them into our lives, to create new, solid structures and to reap the sweet rewards of Saturn, which is lasting success!

For now, review the life areas impacted by Saturn in your unique natal chart, using the Soulstrology zodiac guide below, but also looking at the degrees of the 2019 Saturn retrograde (and checking planets/points on two degrees either side).

And ask yourself the following questions: -

  1. Where have I been tested in these areas? Where have I felt stuck or stifled, as though I cannot move forwards?

  2. Have I felt fear, or low vibrations, a sense of heaviness around these life areas?

  3. Have I felt as though I have been slogging away, aka working really hard, just to stay afloat in these life areas?

  4. What lessons have I learned? And have I truly integrated these lessons into my psyche and my life?

  5. What can I identify that I may need to change in relation to these areas of life?

  6. In what ways can I identify that I may need to change?

  7. What can I celebrate/what have I achieved in relation to these areas of life?

  8. What else would I like to be able to celebrate in relation to these areas of life?

Journal away, answering these questions as honestly as you can. If you don’t know the answers to some of the questions as yet, do not fear, we will work on these together over the coming months (particularly in July’s eclipse season!).

May we all do the work of Saturn so we can taste his sweet rewards!

Love,

Ambi x

SATURN RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE

Aries/Aries rising: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul's legacy

Taurus/Taurus rising: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing

Gemini/Gemini rising: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging

Cancer/Cancer rising: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic

Leo/Leo rising: Daily lifestyle and routine. Health - mind/body/soul.

Virgo/Virgo rising: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity, children

Libra/Libra rising: Home, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.

Scorpio/Scorpio rising: Your mind and communication, your voice in all formats and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community

Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem

Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Your identity, appearance and how others view you

Aquarius/Aquarius rising: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects

Pisces/Pisces rising: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.

Pluto Retrograde: April 24 - October 2 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones, I hope this finds you well.

This week, on Wednesday April 24 Pluto stations retrograde at 23 degrees of Capricorn. He will remain in retrograde motion until October 2/3 (depending on where you are in the world) when he will station direct at 20 degrees of Capricorn.

Due to his annual retrograde motion, the emphasis of 2019’s Pluto energies are focused on between 20 and 23 degrees of Capricorn. It is worth checking where exactly this falls in your chart just to see if you have any planets/points which are around these degrees of Capricorn as they will be triggered by powerful Pluto this year.

Either way you can look at the Soulstrology zodiac guide below to see where Capricorn rules in your unique chart and the general life areas which are up for review.

During last year’s Pluto retrograde we talked about the purpose of power and how power comes from within.

In 2019’s Pluto retrograde we are going to be continuing to work on this theme of power but also on harnessing that power to create luck and miracles in our lives, as well as others.

As you all know serious Saturn is in Capricorn too and he and Pluto will join up early next year in Capricorn making for a very powerful force to be reckoned with which has the potential to bring each of us deep transformation, success and power in the Capricorn ruled parts of each of our lives!

But we need to work with the energies of Pluto and Saturn and their retrogrades this year in order to capitalize on these cosmic opportunities and make the most of them.

I have recorded a very powerful Soulstrology Soundbath and am recording a guided ritual to go along with it which will help you to make the most of these powerful energies.

I will share this with you at a future cosmically aligned date, but in the meantime please take the time to review the Capricorn ruled parts of your lives and charts to see what transformation 2019 has brought you and to think about what further transformation you would like to create, as well as how much luck you are experiencing and how much you are owning your power.

Stick to these themes for the purposes of this current review of the Capricorn ruled parts of your charts/lives as next week when Saturn goes retrograde we will be reviewing other themes and working with those life areas through a different lens…

More to come soon. And I hope that some of you can join on this Sunday’s Member call as we will be diving a bit deeper in person (as such) and I will take your questions on these transits/retrogrades.

For now, check out the Soulstrology zodiac guide below and your chart for where 20-23 degrees Capricorn is placed and the life areas/planets and points which are being targeted by powerful Pluto.

I have also included the new 2019 Pluto and Mercury Soulstrology Soundbath below for your ease which you may want to listen to as you review the Capricorn parts of your chart to gain Plutonic insights!

Enjoy :)

Love,

Ambi x

PLUTO RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE

Aries/Aries rising: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul's legacy

Taurus/Taurus rising: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing

Gemini/Gemini rising: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging

Cancer/Cancer rising: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic

Leo/Leo rising: Daily lifestyle and routine. Health - mind/body/soul.

Virgo/Virgo rising: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity, children

Libra/Libra rising: Home, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.

Scorpio/Scorpio rising: Your mind and communication, your voice in all formats and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community

Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem

Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Your identity, appearance and how others view you

Aquarius/Aquarius rising: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects

Pisces/Pisces rising: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.


 

Venus in Aries: April 21 - May 15 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and welcome to Taurus season!

Woohoo, I for one am glad that Aries season is over. Each zodiac season resonates differently with me and helps me to work with different themes (the essence of Soulstrology!) and I always find Aries season powerful, yet also somewhat exhausting. I welcome Taurus season with open arms as such a grounded, welcome relief after a hectic few weeks. Probably something to do with my Taurus moon

But anyway, I digress.

Aries season may be over but tomorrow Venus, planet of beauty, harmony, socializing, creativity and abundance moves out of Pisces and into Aries, bringing with her a shift in energy.

The wonderful Lexie Rollet contributed this piece on the upcoming Venus in Aries transit and shares insights for each zodiac sign.

I hope you enjoy!

Love,

Ambi x

VENUS IN ARIES APRIL 21 - MAY 15 2019

You know, this Cancer Sun and Capricorn stellium girl has a difficult time with Aries energy. Can anyone else relate to this? Maybe it’s not necessarily the Aries energy you don’t vibe with, but perhaps some other sign. For me, the quick action, display of passion without apology, and extremely impulsive behavior that Aries has gets me very anxious and makes me feel like I have no control.

 

Now, you could’ve read that and thought, “I don’t see anything wrong with what you just explained about Aries.”

 

You’re right! There’s nothing “wrong” with Aries (or any of the signs). But we all feel their energy differently. So just like there’s nothing “wrong” with a sign, there’s also nothing “wrong” with not vibing with a sign.

 

Going into this season of Venus being in Aries from April 21st to May 15th, will be a bit like what I just explained, but just applied to love. Even talking about myself and reminding you that feeling differently isn’t wrong is an expression of Venus in Aries. An explanation:

 

Aries, the Sign of Self

 

When talking about the love planet, it’s important to take note of the sign it’s in and what that sign typically stands for. We can get more in depth with this but on the basic level, Aries’ home is the first house of self, so when Venus is here, we will feel the energy pulling us to show ourselves how much we love ourselves. Whether you’re coupled or not, this would be a great time to take yourself on a date and reconnect with your passions and genuine interests. And I really mean the word “passion”. Something quite often forgotten about Aries is how passionate it really is. It’s this passion that inspires the rest of the typical Aries behavior and ultimately what motivates an Aries more than anything.

 

If the Aries energy gets out of balance, it could fall into the trap of thinking that only their ideas, passions, and loves are the “right” ones. Personally, I love Scorpio energy! Maybe to my detriment sometimes, but I love it! However, this does not mean that I cut anyone out of my life that posts a judgemental meme about Scorpio on social media.

 

This is also true for you. While you’re taking advantage of the Venus in Aries energy and getting reconnected to your passionate motivation, there will be people that might oppose you on it. This can obviously happen at any time in the year but it’s during this transit that you might feel inclined to have a harsh reaction to them. Remember, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and their opinion doesn’t have to impact you and your goals. Just respectfully agree to disagree and move on. No need to argue, fight, get down on yourself, or cut that person out.

 

Now, let’s have a look at the Aries-ruled area of your chart to discover which area of your life where you could stand to reconnected with your passions. (And yes, I’ll touch on love for you, too.)

 

ARIES/ARIES RISING: This transit is DEFINITELY about getting reconnected with the love you have for yourself as Venus is now in your house of self. Use this time to infuse some beauty into your goals or passions. You might find that more people are drawn to you during this time, almost like you’re magnetic. Just make sure you don’t let it all go to your head AND just be aware of who you’re giving your attention to. There could be many options in front of you but make sure you’re being consistent with your current relationship status.

 

TAURUS/TAURUS RISING: Get reconnected with your spiritual loves. Venus is in your twelfth house of spirituality and healing. You could feel slightly more reserved during this time but it’s for a very valuable reason. Follow the energy to get deep into your beliefs, maybe even address some trauma you might have. This would be a great time to treat yourself with a new self-care routine that gets you to open up to yourself.

 

GEMINI/GEMINI RISING: Well this should be a fun time!! With Venus in your eleventh house of community and friendship, you’ll most likely get a healthy dose of being around lots of people! As far as passions go, reconnect with a passion or idea you have that addresses the community at large. This might be charity work, an organized social group you’ve wanted to start, or a problem you want to solve that impacts many people. Just make sure you give attention to your closest loved ones as they might feel neglected.

CANCER/CANCER RISING: Venus is in your tenth house of career and public status until May 15th! There’s a higher likelihood that you could be in the public eye somehow (whatever that might mean for your current career). Definitely connect to your passions and see if it’s possible to monetize them. Maybe you can’t monetize them and that’s okay, but it’s worth checking into during this time. Just make sure to use this time to instill balance.

 

LEO/LEO RISING: Want to go on a trip? Now would be a spectacular time! Or great time to at least plan a dream vacay. Venus is in your travel and mental exploration house, giving you some inspiration in those areas. Was there a place your inner child has always wanted to travel to? Get dreamy about it now and see if it’s possible to make happen! Just don’t get so impulsive with it that you make a financial decision that you can’t actually handle.

 

VIRGO/VIRGO RISING: Oh boy. Venus is in your house of intimacy and joint ventures. Things are likely to get a bit steamy. You might find some opportunity from others, as well. The biggest word of caution is that the Aries energy could inspire you to just jump in on the first person or opportunity that SEEMS ideal. Just do your due diligence first before making any commitments.

 

LIBRA/LIBRA RISING: With Venus in your seventh house of partnerships, your one-to-one relationships (of all kinds) will probably be a grand focus. Use this opportunity to get really clear on boundaries and balance within these relationships. You may also want to reconnect with the shared passions you two hold together. Maybe it’s fallen off the radar lately. Romantically speaking, just be aware that you’re acting within your relationship status AND being selective of who to get involved with.

 

SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING: Venus is in your sixth house of health and routine. Maybe get into the gym, or start hiking, or playing a sport, or anything that you might have been passionate about before OR anything you’ve always wanted to try. This time is all about establishing new routines that really fuel your fire and get you excited about life. In terms of love, make sure to pay attention to your closest loved ones as they might feel neglected now that you have a new workout habits.

 

SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING: This is a fun one! Venus is in your house of creativity! Get creative! Whatever that means for you. Also, get out and play. Not that you have an issue doing this before, but maybe play with something new. Maybe pick up a new hobby you’ve been wanting to try? Make sure it’s just challenging enough to keep you interested, but not so challenging that you give up almost immediately.

 

CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING: Venus is in your fourth house of home during this transit. There’s definitely components of infusing beauty and style into your home during this time. Maybe an ambitious home project you’ve been wanting to do. But this is also a time to establish some balance within the home if there hasn’t been as of late. Also, get connected to the passion you have within your home, especially the people that reside in it.

 

AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING: Some beautiful language and charisma may be giving you a boost during this transit as Venus is in your communication house. This can come in handy during social activities, and maybe there might even be more of them for you. Love is definitely going to start in the mind for you. If someone isn’t holding your interest intellectually or giving you some powerful food for thought, just forget it.

 

PISCES/PISCES RISING: You’ll definitely want to use this time to get solid in your self-appreciation for this transit. Venus is giving you some beautiful motivation to fall in love with yourself again (or more!). This would also be a great time to get connected to your money. How do you make it? How do you manage it? What do you spend it on? How does your passion (or passions) tie into this? Can they be incorporated into your money? Just make sure to not overspend or impulsively spend.

 

Jupiter in Sagittarius November 2018 – December 2019: Time to get lucky

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost weekend!

Much to celebrate in the cosmos as this week, because just after that Scorpio New Moon, planetary benefic and cosmic miracle maker Jupiter moved into Sagittarius where he will be for the next thirteen months!

Jupiter rules Sagittarius so he is at home in this position meaning he is at his most potent and powerful and we will feel his energies at their most powerful for the next 13 months as he moves through the Sagittarius ruled part of the zodiac.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius risings, this is a golden year ahead for you as Jupiter will transit your sun sign (the essence of who you are) and your rising sign (your identity, appearance, personal autonomy, how others view you).

But fear not, regardless of our zodiac sign, we are all going to get lucky in certain areas of our lives.

To see where this transit is taking place in your lives, check the Soulstrology zodiac guide below and read for both your Sun and Rising sign to see which areas Sagittarius rules in your chart.

Also, don’t forget to look at what, if any, planets you have in Sagittarius.

Those planets will also be getting a major boost from this Jupiter in Sagittarius transit too, so depending on the life areas and themes governed by those specific planets you will be able to tell what kind of energies to expect once Jupiter in Sag activates those planets!

Remember too that the life areas ruled by Sagittarius in the natural zodiac (religion, spirituality, philosophy, higher education, legal matters, foreigners, foreign people, places, travel, publishing) which applies to each of us, will also be getting a boost from good old Jupiter.

Now there is a lot to say about the specific aspects Jupiter in Sagittarius will be making to other planets next year and how best we can therefore each work with his transit and I will be diving much deeper into that in time to come.

But for now, I want you to review the life areas ruled by Sagittarius in your chart.

Look and see what you have manifested in these life areas so far, and importantly what you wish to manifest in them.

Look also to see what might need healing in those life areas too.

Remember healing makes space for us to manifest and receive and as much as Jupiter is a great miracle maker, people often overlook the fact that he is also a powerful healer.

Perhaps for you, or a loved one, the miracle next year is healing.

And perhaps that healing makes space for manifesting in time to come…

Next, think about how you can infuse the traits of Jupiter/Sagittarius into the life areas which Jupiter in Sag will be transiting.

By being like the thing we wish to have, we align with it and we can more effortlessly create what it is we desire.

Below are some of the (positive, as opposed to shadow!) traits and themes of Jupiter/Sagittarius.

  • Expansion.

  • Expansion of the mind and on the physical plane.

  • Can do mindset

  • Glass half full attitude

  • Optimism

  • Faith

  • Trust

  • Miracle mindset

  • Abundance mindset

  • Wealth

  • Compassion

  • Generosity

  • Spiritual mindset

  • Philosophical attitude

  • Bigger picture attitude

When reviewing the life areas ruled by Sagittarius in your unique chart ask yourself to what degree (if at all) you are adopting these traits in the Sagittarius ruled parts of your life (and indeed, in life in general).

In these beginning stages of this transit aim to adopt these traits and infuse these energies into your life and specifically the Sag ruled parts of life.

Maybe listen to the Soulstrology Jupiter Soundbath (link below for your ease) as you do this cosmic coaching for yourself so that the sounds and vibrations of Jupiter himself can help you on an energetic level to start this transit off on the right note.

It’s time to get lucky, so let’s expect miracles, for ourselves and our beloved world.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and will be back next week with more cosmic updates.

Love,

Ambi x

JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE

Aries/Aries rising: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing

Taurus/Taurus rising: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging

Gemini/Gemini rising: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic

Cancer/Cancer rising: Daily lifestyle and routine. Health - mind/body/soul.

Leo/Leo rising: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity

Virgo/Virgo rising: Home, family, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.

Libra/Libra rising: Your mind and communication and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community

Scorpio/Scorpio rising: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem

Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: Your identity, appearance and how others view you

Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects

Aquarius/Aquarius rising: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.

Pisces/Pisces rising: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul's legacy

 



 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 




Jupiter Retrograde: April 10 - August 11

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy Tuesday :)

I hope this finds you all well and enjoying this new lunar cycle and Aries season…

Tomorrow, April 10 sees Jupiter turn retrograde as he does every year for around four months.

He begins his retrograde at 24 degrees of Sagittarius and ends his retrograde at 14 degrees of Sagittarius. Look out for where you have Sagittarius ruling your unique chart to see the life areas being impacted by this retrograde.

The Soulstrology Jupiter in retrograde zodiac guide below to help you with that, just read as always for your sun and rising sign.

If you want to be more specific then check where you have between 14 and 24 degrees of Sagittarius falling exactly in your chart as well as noticing any planets between 12 and 26 degrees of Sagittarius as they are near enough to the retrograde and direct motions to be impacted by this retrograde too.

Now, as I may have already mentioned in the April cosmic update, Jupiter’s retrograde (along with the other retrogrades of this month) is not to be feared but rather to be embraced.

Think of it like this, Jupiter is the great healer and cosmic benefic. He brings healing to areas of our lives, he brings a feeling of optimism, expansion and often just plain old good luck.

And sometimes major miracles….especially in Sagittarius where he is ‘at home’ (as he rules Sagittarius) and therefore his energies are extra potent.

For all of us, Sagittarius rules somewhere in our charts and thus certain life areas which have been benefiting from Jupiter since last November 2018 and will continue to benefit through to December 2019.

This transit, as with every Jupiter transit, sets us up for a new season in the life areas receiving Jupiter’s energies for the next eleven years.

He will next return to Sagittarius in October 2030 when he will once again bring his energies with him to the Sagittarius ruled parts of our charts/lives.

If you haven’t already (if you are a newer Member) then please read the Jupiter in Sagittarius post from last November 2018.

If you have read it, then please perhaps re-read it to remind yourself of the cosmic energies and therefore the energies that this transit is bringing our way.

So what next? What do we do in this retrograde?

Well, as you know unlike Mercury this isn’t a three week retrograde with lessons crammed into a short period of time.

And actually, unlike Mercury’s retrograde which can feel very discombobulating and almost at times feel like a punishment, Jupiter’s retrograde is giving us the chance to REDO miracles in an area of our lives.

Although the retrograde realizations, shifts and magic may unfold more slowly over the next four months, at the outset of the retrograde we have an amazing opportunity to REVIEW how Jupiter in Sagittarius has treated us so far, how much we have harnessed the energies of this very powerful transit and how we can perhaps get even more out of this transit as well as what we want another chance at ‘redoing’.

So with this in mind, below are some cosmic coaching questions and journal prompts.

Please note that some of these are general life questions to ask yourselves and some are specifically in relation to the Sagittarius ruled parts of your chart/life.

  1. Look back between last November 2018 and today, April 2019. Do you feel you have become more optimistic in this time? Do you have more faith? Do you see the glass more as half full rather than half empty? Are you more generous/compassionate? How has your personal spirituality developed and progressed over this time? Remember there are no right or wrong answers, just an opportunity to review and reset but the idea is that we want to see if across the board in our lives, we have adopted the light of Jupiter in Sagittarius.

  2. Review the Sagittarius ruled parts of your charts/lives (see Soulstrology zodiac guide below).

    Ask yourself, what if any healing has taken place in regards to these areas of life? What expansion has occurred? Have any miracles taken place -small or ‘large’ miracles are miracles so don’t forget to count all and any!

  3. Having answered the above question, ask yourself what else you would like to experience in these life areas (and indeed in life across the board) in the remainder of the Jupiter in Sagittarius transit? What healing, expansion, miracles?

  4. Having answered the above question, next ask yourself what you are prepared to DO and how you are prepared to BE a la Jupiter in Sagittarius in your life generally and in these specific life areas? What I mean by this is that if you want to have luck, you need to believe in luck. If you want to receive miracles, you should in some small way be creating miracles for others? (every little bit helps) If you want expansion and abundance then are you in some way helping others create expansion and abundance in their lives? Do you really believe and have faith? A great yard stick of this is how you feel….if you really have faith and trust, you will notice a sense of peace…Are you counting your existing blessings and being optimistic about life in general (and of course the Sag ruled parts of life) or are you looking at the glass as half empty?

  5. Once you’ve answered these questions listen to the Jupiter and Earth soundbath (link below for your ease, I have been listening on repeat for the last day!) and then perhaps write up any further insights and maybe even a summary of what you have so far gotten out of this Jupiter in Sagittarius transit and what you would like to get out of it and how you are going to use this retrograde period over the next few months to harness the benefit of this powerful transit in your life, for your highest good and the greater good of all…



As an interesting FYI, I was born with Jupiter retrograde natally in my midheaven/tenth house, conjunct my moon….it’s a pretty powerful placement and I will say that I have experienced extraordinary luck in my life, as well as of course, some huge lessons and cosmic smackdowns ;)

What I have learnt with my retrograde natal Jupiter is how important it is to BE what I am seeking in my life and to adopt the higher qualities and light of Jupiter and Sagittarius, not because I am ‘trying’ to manifest something, but because it is the right thing to do.

And yes, the miracles and magic manifests too but that’s just a very nice extra.

I adopt the goodness of Jupiter/Sagittarius because it feels good to be kind, compassionate, generous, to be optimistic and choose faith over fear, to believe in equality and justice for all and to try in some small way to be part of that. It feels like I am being the best version of myself when I do that and I feel so much more aligned with my soul. It makes my SOUL feel FULL.

Also when you are busy doing and being all of that, you don’t have time to overly navel gaze and the cosmos can take care of you and your needs….

Just some food for thought from this Sagittarius Sun sign with a fourth house stellium in Sagittarius as we get ready to embrace this retrograde…

Love,

Ambi x

SOULSTROLOGY JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS ZODIAC GUIDE

Aries: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing

Taurus: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging

Gemini: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic

Cancer: Daily lifestyle and routine, work and service. Health - mind/body/soul.

Leo: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity

Virgo: Home, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.

Libra: Your mind and communication and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community

Scorpio: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem

Sagittarius: Your identity, appearance and how others view you

Capricorn: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects

Aquarius: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.

Pisces: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul's legacy.

 







Mars in Gemini: April 1 – May 16

Ambi Sitham

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Happy Sunday and almost April!

Tomorrow, as we begin April, Mars, the planet of action, energy and drive, moves out of Taurus and into Gemini, meaning we start April off on an energetically higher vibration.

For more on this transit please enjoy this blog by the fabulous Lexie Rollet and don’t forget to check out her offerings and astro courses (she is offering an 11% discount to Soulstrology Members!) and connect with her on Instagram.

MARS IN GEMINI

Coming off of Mars in Taurus, we are probably a little ready for the energy planet to be in such an active sign. With the onset of Aries season, I’m sure you had plenty of interest to do something, to start something. But have you yet? If your answer is “No”, don’t feel bad. Mars in Taurus really isn’t a placement that inspires immediate action. 

No worries, though! For the rest of the Aries season, Mars will be in Gemini, which is an EXCELLENT combination. For all of you astro-savvy people, this is what we would call a sextile aspect. These two signs work extremely well with each other, but what’s even more important are the planets involved. Mars is the natural ruler of Aries so since the Sun is in Aries, we must look to Mars to help us understand just how active this Aries season really is. 

As said earlier, the first few weeks, although there was a desire to get shit done (Aries Sun), there probably wasn’t a huge energetic push to actually do it (Taurus Mars). With Mars in Gemini now, this will definitely change. Everything that Aries is inspiring you to do will have the support of intellectual and high energy Gemini. Here are some important things to know about Gemini and how Mars expresses itself in this sign:

Gemini is the mutable air sign of the zodiac. The air element puts the majority of Gemini’s energy in the mind. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, which adds brilliance to Gemini’s mind. The mutable nature makes Gemini an adapter who wants to help the situation. When Mars is here, as long as there is an established direction (put in place by Aries), Gemini can make it intellectually possible. If there is no direction that is established, Mars in Gemini can express itself through anxiety, nervous energy, and continuous thought. 

Mars also governs our sexual energy. Mars in Gemini sexual energy is all about the mind. I know. You’re shocked. But seriously, the best way for us to get in the mood during this season is to experience it in the mind first. Connect on an intellectual level with your sexual partner, write a collaborative erotic novel through your texts back and forth, start talking about what you’re going to do that night when you first wake up in the morning. It’s all about creating a mental desire and enjoying the lead up to the actual act, more so than the act itself. 

Some words of caution with this Mars transit: don’t allow yourself to be “all talk”. This is a tendency when Mars is in Gemini: action looks more like talking about action. Yes, things will be discussed and quickly decided upon. This is even a wonderful time to use words (written or spoken) to motivate and inspire people to get on board with you! But don’t stay in the “inspire” phase. You will need to show the actions that you’re promising.

Now, for some insight for each sign while Mars in Gemini:

ARIES/ARIES RISING: The power of persuasion is on your side during this transit. All of those big and bold ideas of yours can be made possible with the power of intellectual and communicative Mars in Gemini. You should have no issue asserting yourself and speaking your mind during this transit. Just check that temper. No use in shooting yourself in the foot with unnecessary arguments. 

TAURUS/TAURUS RISING: Manifest that money, Taurus!! Has Aries inspired some ideas for you to get some extra cash? Great! Now let Mars do its work! Talk up the idea, share your message with others, inspire and motivate, apply intellect - not just emotion. By employing Gemini traits, Mars will have a better chance of manifesting more money. Just make sure there’s a plan for the money once you’ve acquired it. 

GEMINI/GEMINI RISING: Hello Mars! With Mars in your home, you might find yourself making even impulsive decisions than you did before! You’re a little less likely to listen to advice and counsel during this time, which is kind of ideal for you if you want to get anything done. Advice from others is great, but it could cause you to change your mind too soon.

CANCER/CANCER RISING: Mars is in your spiritual house during this transit. This is really pulling your energy inward. Your feelings, your intuition, your thoughts, even your sexual drive may all be in high gear, but difficult to let bubble to the surface. Let this be a time to deeply connect with yourself again. 

LEO/LEO RISING: Take it to the masses! The energy planet is in your house of community and friendships which is great for getting other people involved in what you’re trying to accomplish! You may even feel a sense of responsibility for these people, like what you’re trying to accomplish will benefit them, as well. Just make sure to not get into unnecessary arguments.

VIRGO/VIRGO RISING: Lots of energy for your career right now!! Take initiative, lean into your ambition, and use the Gemini communication powers to inspire others to get involved with your plans. You definitely like to air on the side of “doing it all yourself” but use this transit to challenge yourself to motivate other people to help you.

LIBRA/LIBRA RISING: You may feel driven to sharing your philosophies with others. Connect with people on shared values, ethics, and ideals in order to inspire the action you desire. This may also be a wonderful time to do some traveling! Live life to the fullest while Mars is in Gemini! You deserve it!

SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING: It’s sexy time for you during this transit (but when is it not sexy time, Scorpio??). This time around, it’s extremely important for you to get turned on in the mind, first. And yeah, there might be some energy inspiring you to pursue multiple people. Just make sure you’re not doing anything that’s out of line with the lifestyle you’re currently living.

SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING: You’re definitely known for your independence, Sag, and with Mars being in your house of partnership right now, the script isn’t really changing. But it does add a bit of impulsivity. You might find yourself making some impulsive moves, maybe even being a little bit aggressive. Whoever is fortunate enough to win your affections will most assuredly be gifted with your ramped up sex drive.

CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING: How are those fitness and health goals going? Meh? Well, Mars is here to give you a boost! Quickly pick a plan of attack and go all in on it. If the plan could involve a few different ways to move your body, that would be ideal so you don’t get bored. This is also a time to put in some much-needed energy into your daily work tasks. 

AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING: It’s quite a time for competition! Maybe get involved in rec-sports so you can burn off some of that competitive energy. Otherwise, you may take that competitive edge to the bedroom. Maybe that’s actually a good thing right now? But ultimately, get into the romantics of it all and excite in the mind first. Really lay into the adventure leading up to getting physical.

PISCES/PISCES RISING: Got some home projects in mind? This would be a great time to get after them! Make a mentally stimulating game out of it with all the members of your household (even if it’s just you). If you aren’t intellectually inspired and there isn’t too much going on, you’ll lose interest pretty quickly. Watch out for conflict within the home during this time. Arguments are more apt to happen.