Monday, 1 September 2014


by Leigh Oswald (London-based Astrologer and Teacher)

Whilst Mars has been in Scorpio since late July the world has been like a cauldron, and indeed Mars in Scorpio is responsible for more ruthless action than probably any other planetary position. It can be magnificent for the greater good, or it can be distressingly destructive and indeed it can be very dangerous in its execution of energy

However Mars moves out of Scorpio on the 13th and his entrance into Sagittarius should bring a level of wisdom, more international co-operation and a sense of globalised sanity, although it should not be underestimated in terms of the fact that ideological passions and extremism will still be very strong (Sagittarius can express its energy as fundamentalism in religious ideology.)

Days of the unpredictable and the chaotic are around the 13th, when Mercury opposes Uranus. Periods of time when there is an element of confusion, deception, uncertainty and smoke and mirrors are around the 10th and 27th when Neptune is strong, being opposed by Venus and squared by Mars respectively. Times of shocks and surprises in terms of truths and intense events globally are around the 9th and 10th, when Pluto is ominous.

The 24th-27th sees a hopeful combining of Jupiter and Uranus, which may bring an unexpected breakthrough in progress that can signal more international calm.

Obama has Saturn squaring his ascendant from his 9th house in the first half of the month, which speaks of serious foreign policy challenges and showdowns with enemies that have been waiting to pounce, both domestically and internationally. However Jupiter saves the day somehow in mid month, when, that protective /expansive planet exactly graces his Sun by conjunction.  The Sun will also exactly conjunct Obama’s Mars on 15th/16th, which suggests a boldness of action and a decisiveness of policy.

The full Moon falls on the 9th at 16° of Pisces and the new Moon falls on the 24th at 1° of Libra.  New moons bring refreshing new chapters and augur well for sowing seeds for future success, whereas the full Moon is about the closing of chapters and a reaping of consequences..

 The new Moon augurs well for David Cameron on the 9th falling on is ascendant. A new birth of confidence and personal optimism is likely.

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