Vesta was discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers on the 29th March 1807 in Bremen and named by astronomer friend Carl Friedrich Gauss who helped to calculate Vesta’s orbit. Vesta is the 3rd largest asteroid after Ceres and Pallas and the 4th to be discovered (hence its number 4). The symbol of Vesta used in astrology was designed by Gauss and indicates the altar of Vesta and its sacred fire. Continue reading
Mercury turned retrograde this morning at 9:41 (UT) at 19PIS52.
Mercury retrograde in Pisces is the first of 3 retrograde periods this year that all occur in water signs. The water signs are typically associated with your emotions. Mercury then is prompting you to reassess how you are doing on an emotional level. During this Pisces phase, it will be important to allow yourself to feel. If you are used to pushing your feelings to one side, this may be a time when the flood gates are opened. It’s a necessary healing. Continue reading
The Full Moon in Virgo occurs at 20:26 (UT) on the 25th February 2013 at 7VIR24.
The Full Moon in Virgo highlights a time of practical resolutions, focused attention and diligent application. Virgo, the second of the earth signs in the zodiac is connected to the idea of apprenticeship, learning on the job and a common sense attitude. Sometimes maligned for being highly critical, Virgo simply wants to get things right so that mind, body and spirit can function in unison. Continue reading
New Moon in Aquarius gives you a chance to distance yourself from day to day challenges and get a glimpse of the bigger picture. During this lunation, spend some time considering whether you are headed in the right direction. Are you keeping your goals in sight? Continue reading