With both Venus and Mercury recovering the degrees of the zodiac that they have retrograded over this month, it is a powerful time to move forward with more consciousness around our values [Venus] and how we express them [Mercury].
The Early Bird rate is available for enrolments in my Beginner class before February 15.
All classes – Beginners’ to Advanced - will continue to be run in a Zoom room during 2022.
Year 1 begins on Tuesday March 1. Year 2 begins Thursday February 17. The Advanced Group commences on Saturday February 12.
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Venus & Mercury Retrograde Update
2022 Astrology Classes & Consultations
February begins with only Mercury retrograde. Note: All the dates below are for Australian Eastern Daylight Time.
February 1: New Moon in Aquarius / Chinese New Year
February 4: Mercury stations direct
February 15: Mercury to Aquarius
February 17: Full Moon in Leo
February 18: Jupiter sextile Uranus
February 19: Sun to Pisces
February 24: Jupiter semi-square Pluto
February looks like a time to move forward and honour the shifts that have taken place during the retrograde cycles of both Venus [our values] and Mercury [our thinking] …
Venus Station Direct Venus stationed direct on January 29 at close to 11 Capricorn but remains in the retrograde loop or shadow as She recovers the degrees of the zodiac that were part of Her retrograde journey: 11 to 26 Capricorn.
During Her retrograde phase – December 19 to January 29 - Venus has been inviting us to become more conscious of our values and ‘think’ with our hearts as well as our heads: to align our values [Venus and the heart] with our core self [Sun, identity, purpose, and ego].
The time after Venus moves direct and re-covers the degrees of the zodiac that She has moved backwards over – January 29 to March 2 – is the time to start to move forward and honour the insights of the retrograde phase.
Mercury station direct: February 4 Mercury stations direct on February 4 at close to 24 Capricorn and remains in the retrograde loop until February 24 as He recovers the degrees that were part of His retrograde journey: 24 Capricorn to 10 Aquarius. As Mercury recovers these crucial degrees – 24 Capricorn to 10 Aquarius – it is an opportune time to act on insights gained during the retrograde phase …but give Mercury a bit of time to gain some forward momentum.
The new Synodic Cycle of Mercury began on January 23 at the Inferior Conjunction of the Sun and Mercury at 3 degrees of Aquarius and was in a wide conjunction to Pluto and square to Uranus. Mercury will conjunct Pluto for the third and final time in this cycle around February 11 and square Uranus, around February 25. Beware of the power of your words to heal and hurt all month, but particularly around the 11th and the potential to speak impulsively in a way you may later regret around the 25th.
On a personal level we are all called to review what authenticity means for us and stand in our truth but do so in a way that is neither reactive [Uranus] or destructive and vengeful [Pluto].
Remember, Mercury retrograde always provides us with the opportunity to free our thinking from habitual ruts and develop a more conscious set of mental attitudes and beliefs.
New Moon on February 1 at 12 Aquarius: Chinese New Year: Year of the Tiger February 1 marks Chinese New Year and this year is the Year of the Tiger. Traditionally time to honour the ancestors, let go the past year and give thanks for safe passage to this time of new beginnings as well as ask for blessings for the year ahead. For those of you who have not set your intentions for the 2022, this New Moon can provide another opportunity to clear your clutter – physically, emotionally and mentally – and reflect on what you need to embrace to move forward in your life.
The New Moon in Aquarius emphasizes the Aquarian archetype; it invites us to take a more detached perspective on our lives and to reflect on our:
Friendships, group involvements and community …belonging
Relationship with New Technology
The constructive Aquarian archetype suggests an ability to be open to change along with an altruistic / humanitarian perspective that embraces alternative viewpoints and perspectives. The shadow of Aquarius can be rigid in its thinking, contrary, polarizing and demanding freedom to act with disregard for the rights of others. The urge to take polarized positions can manifest as the saboteur, outwardly and inwardly. This can lead to feelings of being rejection and marginalization.
The New Moon taps into the key configuration for 2021 / 2022: the Saturn square to Uranus – as it is conjunct Saturn and square to Uranus. On a personal level this symbolizes an inner conflict between the need to conform and act responsibly [Saturn conjunct the Sun] with the desire to break out, break free and individuate [Uranus square both the Sun and Moon]. Owning this energy could mean taking responsibility for our situation, being willing to make changes to outmoded structures and seeking to become more authentic without falling into the shadow of acting out / running away [Uranus] or blame /judgement /depression [Saturn].
Full Moon on February 17 at 28 Leo The Leo Full Moon challenges us to reflect on our need to shine, feel special and appreciated and discover outlets for self-expression and play. The proviso here is to beware the shadow side of Leo …egotistical and attention seeking behavior.
The Full Moon in Leo, is asking us to find a way to balance our personal, ego-based needs with those of others - friends, family, partners, and members of the local community or the wider global community - and it invites us to share our thoughts and feelings in a balanced way that acknowledges our needs with the needs of others.
Beginners through to Advanced Classes: please contact Christine for a brochure.
Christine offers an in-depth psychological and mythological approach to astrology. Her classes are suitable for those individuals who are wishing to learn more about themselves as well as those interested in becoming a professional astrologer.
All classes are on Zoom. Video files are provided for any classes you miss, and it is possible to enroll for a video content only [correspondence].
First Year/ Beginners’ 7pm Tuesday evenings in 2022 …focuses on learning how to read / delineate a horoscope and covers the elements, signs, planets, houses, aspects etc.
Second Year / Intermediate 7pm Thursday evenings in 2022 …focuses on additional points and themes in the horoscope [ lunation cycle, asteroids, Eris, Medical Astrology, Career] and Dynamic [predictive] Techniques: Transits & Progressions.
Advanced Group Second Saturday afternoon each month. The Advanced Classes give you the opportunity to integrate what you have learned through a seminar format that allows exposure to more advanced techniques and psychological perspectives, plus the opportunity to develop your delineation skills.
Consultations are now on Zoom and are still recorded so the sound file link can be sent to you via email.
Gift Certificates are available for most consultations.
AN INITIAL CONSULTATION explores the soul’s journey as revealed through the personal symbol of the birth chart. The focus is on the potential inherent in the birth chart and the challenges that need to be embraced to realize this potential.
Other readings available include: In-depth Consultation: Two hours to explore both the soul’s journey [see above] and the year ahead. Includes 2 or 4 supplementary e-booklets.
Chart Up-date: The Year Ahead: Explores the year ahead from a psychological perspective.
Understanding Your Child: A wonderful gift for new parents and explores a child’s unique needs, motivations, potentials, and challenges. Relocation: Explains how a different location may impact on your psyche. This can be helpful if you are thinking of re-locating and can be included with any of the above consultations.