A challenge to catch Mercury in twilight after sunset


astrology softwareOn July 30th, Mercury reaches its greatest eastern elongation of 27.2 degrees from the Sun. Generally, this is the best time to view this planet since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky, but because of the angle of inclination of the ecliptic plane to the horizon, that is depending on geo-latitudes, people living in northern hemisphere cannot catch sight of Mercury with the naked eye now, they need at least a good pair of binoculars… But people from Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina or Chile have very good chance for it. In some of my recent posts I wrote in detail about Mercury’s astro (- nomical/logical) connections – one of those:

Promethean Mercury turns direct

Anyway, to better understand the celestial background, view this zoomable chart above.

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Mercury square Neptune – liability to dream the time away

Pisces Neptune

Mercury square Neptune will occur on June 14th, 2017 at 03:28:58 UT (06.13. 23:28:58 EDT), in constellational Taurus/Aquarius, sidereal Taurus/Aquarius and tropical Gemini/Pisces. Gemini Mercury square Pisces Neptune indicates a chaotic mind, liability to lack of memory, indolence and, if Saturn is also afflicted (as it actually is), disposition to dream the time away, sometimes alcoholism or using drugs. There is often a restless desire for fame, yearnings towards unreal and unaccomplishable goals and an inability to fit in anywhere. With an afflicted Jupiter, this aspect predisposes to fraud, deception, mendacity and slander; with a strongly afflicted Sun, because of the weakened self-esteem and self-worth, the native may incline to commit suicide. >> More Info

Sun enters Gemini 2018 – in conjunction with the ‘7 Sisters’

Sun enters tropical Gemini on May 20th, 2018 at 22:14:32 EDT), it is not well known among the most (tropical) astrologers, but it will be staying at the same time at 5° 00’ of sidereal Taurus (by Fagan-Bradley) and in conjunction with the star cluster called the ’Pleiades’ or the ’Seven Sisters’ located in the back of the celestial Taurus within the real constellational framework (see zoomable chart).

Sun conjunct Pleiades

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Sun enters tropical Gemini on May 20th, 2017 at 20:30:52 UT (16:30:52 EDT), it will be staying at the same time at 5° 01’ of sidereal Taurus (by Fagan-Bradley) and in conjunction with the star cluster called the ’Pleiades’ or the ’Seven Sisters’ located in the back of the celestial Taurus within the real constellational framework (see zoomable chart).

The most important aspect of Sun: at the moment of this ingress, Sun will make a semi-square to the Aries Venus (which is in exile) that is the most disharmonic aspect between Sun and Venus (as Venus’ maximum elongation is only 47°). It indicates, among other things, an inclination for silly emotional adventures or intrigues, thus it would be well advised to be careful and avoid the risky and unsafe situations. This is all the more warning because Jupiter will be in opposition with Venus, indicating the probability of the grave violation of some essential ’inner’ or ’outer’ laws…

This astrological background remains in force till June 21st when Sun will leave Gemini entering Cancer.

Sun in Gemini

Full Moon – Moon Conjunct Jupiter In The Mansion of The Pearl

Chitra Nakshatra Chandra

Full Moon will occur on April 11th, 2017 at 06:08:02 UT (02:08:02 EDT) in the tropical Libra, sidereal Virgo (jyotish: Kanya) and in the Chitra nakshatra. Within the Vedic Lunar Mansion System, Chitra is the 14th nakshatra – named from the fixed star ’Chitra’ which we know as „Spica” (alpha Virginis). Its Lord: Mangala (Mars), its Deity: Vishvakarman, ’The Celestial Architect’ and its Symbol is the Pearl.  At the time of the Full Moon, Moon (Chandra) will be in conjunction with Jupiter (Guru). By traditional interpretations, Chandra in Chitra nakshatra ’gives’ ’… beautiful  body,  attractive  eyes,  artistic skills, intuitive inclinations, good  opportunities  in life, charm and glamour, lifelong thirst for knowledge. If Moon is strongly afflicted, inordinate sexual desires, smug and arrogant character may appear.  >>> More Info

Képtalálat a következőre: „chandra god”

Sun opposite Jupiter – a shining late visitor: Jupiter arrives at midnight

Sun opposite Jupiter will occur on May 8th, 2018 at 20:39 EDT) in tropical Scorpio/Taurus, sidereal and constellational Libra/Aries (view zoomable attached chart). It means, among other things, that these days you have the chance to admire Jupiter about midnight near M.C., id est, at its culminating point.

Sun opposition Jupiter

‘This aspect give a bombastic haughty disposition with an inordinate love of display and thus induce extravagance both in social and business affairs with the result that the person sometimes finds himself involved in debt which he cannot pay and then it is but a step to the bankruptcy court. A false pride often prevents these people from working honestly for others; they would rather prey upon the public as gamblers, followers of races and other so-called sports where there is an opportunity to swindle people and get what they call an “easy” living until they land in the meshes of the law.’ (M. Heindel)

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Képtalálat a következőre: „jupiter sun opposition”

Sun opposite Jupiter

Sun opposite Jupiter occured on April 7th, 2017 at 21:38:52 UT (17:38:52 EDT) in tropical Libra/Aries, sidereal and constellational Virgo/Pisces (view zoomable attached chart).

It means, among other things, that these days you have the chance to admire Jupiter about midnight near M.C., id est, at its culminating point. Jupiter, like a shining brilliant, actually seems to be an exquisite ornament to the garment of the constellational Virgo, near her first ’marker star’ called ’Spica’. As Moon will be almost full (circa 90%)  on the night of 7-8th April, well within reach of the constellation Virgo (centrally located in the constellational Leo), it is recommended to observe that on the night of 5-6th April. Do not miss this celestial scenery, have clear skies.

Mercury Conjunct Uranus In Aries Coming Soon

Mercury conjunct Uranus

Mercury conjunct Uranus will occur on March 26th, 2017 at 15:05:48 UT (11:05:48 EDT) in tropical Aries, sidereal and constellational Pisces.

 In radix charts, without grave disharmonic aspects, it indicates a brilliant mind, keen intuition, native verbal sharpness which can involuntarily offend others; impulsivity, enthusiasm about pursuing individual paths, plenty of energy and intrepidity, self-realization without any compromise. It ’gives’ inclination to invent and reform, but – if this conjunction is strongly afflicted by some other planets – native may become headstrong, provoking, injurious and intentionally affronting, rejecting all traditional norms.

Famous people with natal Mercury conjunct Uranus in tropical Aries:

1. Paul Verlaine (1844 – 1896) – /Asc: SCO; MER conj. URA: 5th house/ – French poet famous for symbolism, subtle tenderness and delicate quality. His personal life was unhappy and disorganized. Verlaine’s marriage to Mathilde Maute de Fleuville in 1870 was strained by his bohemian habits and homosexual relationship with Rimbaud. It ended in a legal separation in 1872 and divorce in 1885. One source of unhappiness for him was his lover, Rimbaud, whom he shot after a quarrel in 1873. Verlaine was imprisoned for two years for his crime. His indulgences in alcohol and debauchery helped lead to his death on 1/08/1896.

Képtalálat a következőre: „Verlaine”

2. Wilhelm Röntgen (1845 – 1923) – /Asc: unknown/ – German physicist and discoverer of X-Rays. A professor of physics and Director of the Physical Institute at Wurzburg, he was a meticulous experimentalist who preferred to work alone. One day in 1895 while experimenting with a Crookes tube, he found changes in crystals with new rays emitting. His further intensive study establishes the x-rays lines. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics, 1901.

Képtalálat a következőre: „Röntgen”

3. Omar Sharif (1932 – 2015) – /Asc: LIB; MER conj. SUN conj. URA: 7th house/ – Egyptian-American actor, an elegant and handsome screen lover whose hit films include the  ‘Lawrence of Arabia’,  ‘Dr. Zhivago’, ‘Funny Girl’ etc. In 1995, Sharif had heart bypass surgery. On August 6th, 2003, he received a one-month suspended sentence for hitting a police officer in a casino. He died on July 10th, 2015 after a heart attack.

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Képtalálat a következőre: „Omar sharif”

Mercury opposite Jupiter – vacillating and wavering dispositions

Jupiter opposition Mercury

Mercury opposite Jupiter will happen on 23th May, 2018 at 05:53:41 UT (01:53:41 EDT).

’Mercury opposite Jupiter gives  a  vacillating  and  wavering  disposition  so that  the  person  cannot  make  up  his  mind  when more  than  one  course  of  action  is  open,  hence people   with   these   aspects   often   lose   their opportunities  through  procrastination  and  lack of judgment, and must therefore often be classed as failures in life. They are liable to scandal and slander  because  of  treacherous  associates.  They should not travel, for it will bring them loss and trouble.  They  should  also  be  extremely  careful in   making   contracts   or   agreements   to   do   or deliver  certain  things  at  a  specified  time,  for they   will   probably   be   unable   to   fulfill   the requirements   and   thus   trouble   and   loss   will result.’ (M. Heindel)

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Mercury opposite Jupiter

Aries Mercury Opposite Libra Jupiter – the mythologem of the ’Lonely Enforcer’

Mercury opposite Jupiter will happen on March 24th, 2017 at 12:45:13 UT (08:45:13 EDT). Mercury is staying in tropical Aries, sidereal annd constellational Pisces, while Jupiter in tropical Libra, sidereal and constellational Virgo.

Aries Mercury opposite Libra Jupiter evokes the famous topos of the Wild West, the ’Lonely Hero’ or ’Enforcer’ who is a fearless and hard-boiled character, often involved in vengeance plots. Once in the past he had suffered certain injuries and hereby confronted the worldly unfairness. He is closely attached to the principles of the morality and the justice (Libra Jupiter), but at the same time he knows he is the only man having the guts (Aries Mercury) to re-establish the damaged ‘world order’.  The best-known figure of this type is ’Harmonica’ (Charles Bronson) in the unequalled ’spaghetti’ western movie called ’Once Upon a Time in the West’ (1968).

Mercury conjunct Venus in Aries – Self-expression without compromise

Mercury conjunct Venus in Aries

Mercury conjunct Venus will happen on March 18th, 2017 at 12:26:43 UT (07:26:43 EST) in tropical Aries, sidereal and constellational Pisces.

These two planets are never more than 76 arcdegrees apart, therefore they can only form the conjunctions, semi-sextiles, semi-squares, sextiles and quintiles but not the square, trine nor opposition.

The conjunction between Aries Mercury and Aries Venus often ’makes’ the person companionable with a desire to affect others. It also ’gives’ the ability for music and poetry, but it is a pretty characteristic indication in the radix charts of highly gifted inventors / reformers in science, technics or art, as well as it may endow people with idealistic thought or missionary zeal.  Without grave disharmonic aspects, if these planets are not staying in the 6th, 8th or 12th house, this is a general indication of success in salesmanship for such people can be very suave, affable and persuasive.

Képtalálat a következőre: „Pegasus constellation”

On this occasion, Mercury and Venus will be in conjunction with Algenib also. Algenib – gamma Pegasi – is a white star marking the tip of the Winged Horse’s wing, and by V. Robson,’ it gives notoriety, dishonor, violence, misfortune, and denotes the naked and poor professional beggar’. With Mercury, it indicates ’quick temper, mental disturbances, success in legal and other disputes’ and with Venus it ’gives’ ’generous, proud, quick temper, bad morals, drink or evil habits, favorable for financial affairs’.

Some famous people with Aries Mercury conjunct Aries Venus

Képtalálat a következőre: „francisco goya”

Francisco De Goya (1746–1828) – Spanish artist, an engraver, etcher and lithographer, the most important painter of his day. As Court Painter in 1786, he became prosperous but never compromised his art. Goya was famed for his portraits and later portrayed the horrors of war. As he aged, his work became darker, leaning toward nightmare subjects. He became deaf, and died of a stroke caused by post-viral disorder on April 16th, 1828. (Mercury conj. Venus conj. Sun)

Képtalálat a következőre: „John Brown”

John Brown (1800–1859) – American radical abolitionist whose attempts to free the slaves cost a number of lives and indirectly led to the Civil War. He was captured by General Lee on October 18th, 1859, tried for insurrection and hanged on December 2nd, 1859. (Mercury conj. Venus conj. North Node)

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) – Russian symphonic composer noted as one of the great world contributors of the beauty and grandeur of music. A prolific composer, he is perhaps best known for the pieces he composed from the 1870s such as Swan Lake, Eugene Onegin, Capriccio Italien, the 1812 Overture, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky was jovial and trusting, with many devoted friends. He was accused of a homosexual liaison with the nephew of an aristocrat. Some 20th century biographers wrote that he was secretly tried and sentenced and that he drank arsenic and died November 6th, 1893, St. Petersburg, Russia. Most other sources say that he contracted cholera and his death was a result of that. (Mercury conj. Venus conj. Pluto)   >> More Info

Venus At Greatest Brilliancy – Try To See Your Shadow By Its Light

Venus astrology 2017

Venus will reach its greatest brilliancy on February 17th. These days Venus reveals itself as exceptionally fascinating, do not miss this phenomenon. But Venus planet is not ’full’ now, using a telescope, it may be observed in crescent phase. (About this topic you can read more clicking here.)

A month later, Venus will be difficult to see as it approaches ’Inferior Conjunction’ (March 25th), passing between the Earth and Sun. By late March, Venus will re-emerge in the morning sky as ’Phosphorus’, visible shortly before sunrise. Through a telescope or a good pair of binoculars, it will be a large, thin crescent again (at greatest brightness on April 30th) that will gradually shrink as it transforms to being half lit. Its greatest elongation west of the Sun (again circa 47 arcdegrees), will occur on June 3rd. For the rest of the year, Venus will gradually move away, getting progressively smaller (through a telescope). By year’s end, as it approaches ’Superior Conjunction’, Venus will once again disappear in the Sun’s glare, passing behind the Sun. Its next ’Superior Conjunction’ will happen on  January 9th, 2018.

When Venus shines at its very brightest, it is not impossible to catch sight of your shadow by its light. The Moon will be below the horizon during the first half of the night, thus Venus won’t have competition to dominate the sky. Make a try. Hold your hand in front of a piece of paper and observe whether Venus casts a shadow or not. Of course, the shadow casting can only happen if you stay in the countryside, far from artificial lights and you have a very dark, clear sky and optimal visibility.  >>>> More Astro Info

Képtalálat a következőre: „venus hesperus”

Sun conjuct Mercury in Capricorn – Quoth the Raven, ’Nevermore’

Sun Mercury Capricorn

Sun conjunct Mercury will occur on December 28th, 2016 at 18:47:15 UT (13:47:15 EST). Thanks to the value of the Mercury’s greatest elongation (28°) this is the only exact aspect which can be formed between these two planets.

This conjunction in tropical Capricorn indicates generally a thoughtful and concentrated spirit, a philosophic or scientist mind, but – corresponding to the ’saturnine’ qualities of this sign – inclined also to extreme abstractions and/or barbed criticism, with an almost infinite tenacity and often headstrongness. By the same token, the native is prepared here to get acquainted with the ’powers of the dark side’ (often) without fear, to delve into the depths of whatever sufferings or sorrow, keeping at the same time a severe self-analysis. If the native suffers or causes suffering, it’s never ’incidental’ or ’superficial’ but ’methodical’ and ’deeply penetrating’, that sometimes, with other strongly afflicted planets (most of all, the Saturn and the Pluto), may even result in masochism or sadism (mainly if, besides those afflictions, Mercury is also retrograde).

In his birth chart, Edgar Allan Poe had an exact Sun–Mercury conjunction in tropical Capricorn; the orb was less than 13 arcminutes, thus his Mercury, at least as projected point to the Ecliptic, ’stood within the Sun disk’, forming – by the term of the medieval astrologers – a ’Cazimi’, which is considered as prosperous and ’bestowing some kind of brilliance or genius’. (However, except for this favourable ’Cazimi’ position, in the medieval astrology, planets in conjunction with the Sun within /generally/ an orb of 8 arcdegrees were qualified as ’debilated ’ and called ’Combust’.)

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As he was writer and poet having this exact conjunction in the 3rd house of his natal chart, we are in a relatively easy position to understand its specific agency because the artist reveals it by expressing himself; and really, Poe’s ’dark romanticism’ has such recurring themes as death (including its accurately described physical signs and the effects of decomposition), concerns of premature burial, the reanimation of the dead, murders, mourning, sufferings and sorrow… But beyond ’horror’, Poe also wrote satires, humor tales, and hoaxes with typically ’saturnine’ irony, sarcasm and ludicrous extravagance. (Of course, we must not fail to mention other important factors of his radix like his Scorpio ascendant and a very important cumulation of planets in Pisces (Venus, Moon, Pluto, Jupiter), indicating together a distinct tendency for addictions, unfocused living, hipersensitivity and inordinate hunting after mysteries.)

Képtalálat a következőre: „Nostradamus”

Nostradamus also had a Sun–Mercury conjunction in tropical Capricorn near his M.C. Evidently, it is ’too dry’ as indication to have an efficient prophetic aptitude; for this, the dominance of the ’water signs’ is essential. And truly, Nostradamus had a natal ’watery’ ’Grand Trine’ formed by /(Jupiter conj. Saturn conj. Mars): CAN/ trine /Moon: SCO/ trine /Uranus: PIS/. (But he paid the price of his spiritual faculty at the somatic level having had a chronic dropsy that led to his death). In short, concerning Nostradamus’ prophetic aptitude, this Sun conjunct Mercury in Capricorn is not the principal, but it is important indication to be a ’prophet of doom’ (because, as it is commonly known, his visions involve mostly war, decay and death).

Marlene Dietrich also had a Sun–Mercury conjunction in Capricorn – at the cusp of the 5th house of her natal chart. She was the earliest world-famed ’sex symbol’ of the history of cinema. Mainly in the 1930s, she called into existence a new female character, unknown before, named ’wamp’, which is a designing, demi-mondaine woman with smashing but at the same time chill erotic magnetism. What could be a better astrological indication for getting into shape this emblematic female character than a Sun conjunct Mercury in Capricorn, at the cusp of the 5th natal house?  >> More Info

Képtalálat a következőre: „marlene dietrich vintage smoking”