29th degree

Any planet at the 29th degree of a sign is in treacherous terrain. Since Solstice, December 2017, Saturn has been trudging through each degree of Capricorn, its nocturnal base camp. It arrived this week at the final, 29th degree.

This 29th degree terrain is not unfamiliar to us. We were here in March when the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, and again in July when China imposed retroactive laws upon Hong Kong, Melbourne went into the worlds strictest quarantine and BLM protests continued internationally. It’s not an area of the zodiac known for peacemaking, tea parties and fan fare. It’s harsh and heavy with an undertow of austerity and consequence.

Saturn’s occupation of Capricorn for the past three years has been nothing short of arduous. Testing. Gruelling. We’ve witnessed the impact of dominant power structures valuing profit over people, highlighting the injustice of who is rewarded and who is left behind. Personally, we’ve all had to consider our own responsibility and contribution to this world we share, and how we can keep each other accountable.

Wherever Saturn roams it carries stories of inter-generational power struggles and resistance to insignificance. Underpinning Capricorn’s intense desire to push forth is fear. Fear of failure. Fear of being exposed as weak, unable, not capable. Vulnerability is Capricorn’s kryptonite. This combination, Saturn in Capricorn, has a distinctly different flavour than the Aquarius terrain we’re heading for.

Jupiter will join Saturn here on December 14th. Together they will close up not only this Capricorn chapter, but also a 200 year cycle that has had us focussed on the material plane of resources, wealth, possessions and land. In 2021, we’re moving into a new era. Don’t for a second think you just lived through all this for nothing. We are the ancestors future generations will look back on, wondering what we did at this great transition. Don’t waste it by denying yourself your unique part in this unfolding.

Jupiter and Saturn at 29* Capricorn, Dec 14th 2020

The final 29th degree portal holds both, the memories gathered and the potential of the new bursting into existence. The surrender and release that accompanies any completion are not as simple as curated IG posts will have you believe. They each take courage, accountability, humility, trust and unflinching honest self-reflection.

Saturn in Capricorn has planted seeds that will take years to mature. Years. This is the last time we’ll be here with Saturn at this degree until January 2050, when Jupiter will look on from 29* Cancer. We’ll be in a whole new world by then.

In today’s world however, endings and goodbye’s are like a ship on the distant horizon. We don’t say good bye like we used to, unsure if we’ll see each other again. We leave a city, a job, a country and see everyone next week on the socials or Zoom. We watch re-runs of our favourite shows and re-read text messages. We gaslight instead of leaning into the richness of hurts and apologies.

Endings are a window peering into the reality of no tomorrow. No next time. No second chances. There is only right now; a shared opportunity to gather everything from the past and make decided steps about the future. To take a leap of faith where fear tirelessly attempts to keep us bound in the mediocrity of sameness.

The past three years have the marks of growing pains embedded in them. If we weren’t wounded within them then we’re no doubt aware of the long lineage of ancestral trauma we’ve inherited. Scar tissue is tough because it’s been through trauma, but it doesn’t cover the entire body. It toughens to heal, to reconnect, to keep going, not to shield us from openness to the next thing. For us at this important juncture, at this 29th degree lookout, we can look back and see our choices not as mistakes or victories but as pivot points of growth and change.

We are in a phase of completing one thing so the next can emerge. While we can’t create or destroy energy, this moment, this opportunity, will never occur again. And there will never be another you. Avoiding the inevitability of endings creates a false narrative around loss. It creates a grasping of things that have long lived beyond their used by date. It’s our responsibility to acknowledge what we have outgrown. There is no weakness in asking for help. No personal loss in collaboration and sharing. On the contrary, that’s what the new era will encourage of us: Strength in our interdependence.

Change takes time but initially it requires a vision. As we close this chapter know that you have a blank page to draw upon, to create and shape the world for generations to come. We are aware of the past and the future is ours to write because of it.

Mars Rx Fatigue

We’re on the last leg of what may feel like a marathon.



Mars – the planet of action, assertion and drive – has been held back in retrograde motion since September 9th. It’s been a battle of will, butting heads, red flags and extremism.

If you’re feeling fatigued right now, you’re not alone. It’s exhausting. This whole year is exhausting. Good news is that Mars will start to move forward (direct) again on November 13th. It’s not long now.

What we can all start to acknowledge that the world has significantly changed and that means that self care has changed, too. We need a long term strategy. Short sighted focus will only lead to burn out. Take it easy out there. Re-assess your game plan in true retrograde style and aim your sling shot in the direction you want because we will be released!

Venus and Fixed Star Capella

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Venus stations Retrograde today & Jessika Fancy & I are offering a 6 week workshop to inspire & guide you through.

Like any Rx cycle this slowing down & reorienting can throw us for a loop. Venus, however, has an extra special ability to take us to different places in the sky and therefore, farther reaches of our psyche. Starting out at 21* Gemini, Venus is in the terrain of Fixed Star, Capella (21* Gemini).

Capella is a free-spirited, action oriented energy, desiring unbridled terrain in which to roam. Sound familiar right now? Aligned with Venus, Brady says the combination seeks to, “challenge the values of society. To strive to be free of the restrictions that society can impose. A group or person goes outside of society’s accepted boundaries.” As we step into this Venus Rx cycle, lock-down laws are starting to ease across the globe, Summer is picking up speed in the Northern Hemisphere and many who have felt like horses locked in a stable are kicking and bucking with the desire to be free again!

To collectively move forward we need to be personally responsible.

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Hades calling

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Hades called. There’s a buy one Retrograde get 3 free sale going on. Stocks aren’t limited & participation is compulsory. 💯

We’re still following the funeral procession that was the Full Moon in Scorpio and Saturn has today slammed on the breaks, just days before Venus & Jupiter. In a few days 4 planets will be retrograde. This week will likely throw us for a loop. Think of it like being in a car going around a corner at high speed; don’t try to push against it, lean in & trust your instincts. Find your flow.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Moon in Capricorn is snuggling up to Pluto all day today making sure to rattle any cobwebs of grief & uncertainty you were hoping to ignore.

Lean in. Listen. Watch carefully. Whatever is taking flight right now will likely land as a message further along the road. 💫

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Venus Rx 2020 workshop. Art by Jessika Fancy

Scorpio Full Moon 2020

Scorpio Full Moon — Taurus Season: You can’t take it with you when you go.

With SO MUCH changing at this time Taurus Season helps us focus on that which nourishes & sustains us and keeps us connected to source while we inhabit the body.

A fertile, abundant energy Taurus is resourceful. It saves for a rainy day and softens the hard edges. It also has the potential to hoard or get bogged down in the fear of change, and this Full Moon is reminding us of the inevitability of change and endings, of something greater than our creature comforts and convenience.

As some places relax their lockdown laws many folks are fearing that nothing will have changed in this incubation time, that so much loss and suffering was for nothing and that hope of a new world is too far from reach.

It’s said that this is the Full Moon that Gautama the Buddha attained enlightenment under. Knowing that there were only 5 people at his first teaching we can rest assured that
from little things big things grow. The seeds that you have planted in this incubation time can grow into physical and spiritual changes in your life – if you nurture them. Whether it be awareness about how a fast paced, capitalistic world hurts you, or how there’s a natural rhythm in your body that does not require an alarm clock, or that you’ve realised the relationship / job / lifestyle you were living needs some tweaking will all require both the pain of loss that accompanies profound change as well as your dedication to nurturing that growth.

Whatever your situation throughout the last 3-6 months, we’ve all had time to reflect on what this one precious life is about and what our relationship to the material and spiritual world is. There is undeniable change occurring and it will continue to unfold. If it’s not a pandemic it’ll be something else; choices made in the past have left us in an ongoing crisis and there’s nothing comfortable about it.

As the Nodes shift signs and Venus slows down to turn retrograde, this Full Moon encourages us to clarify what’s important. The economy is not our new North Star! What 2020 has gifted us is what Scorpio does best: penetrate straight to the heart of the matter and highlight what is no longer valuable. Nurture those seeds no matter how small or insignificant they may feel because it’s a collective effort bringing in the new world.

Jessika Fancy and I are offering a 6 week workshop for this Venus Retrograde if you’re looking for some creative astro guidance too get you through:

Venus Rx 2020 workshop

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You will be sent a link each week for the duration of the retrograde cycle (6 weeks) to work with the current themes via different media.

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Pink Super Moon

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Anyone else finding it hard to sleep with this Full Moon building?!


The Libra Full Moon on April 7 ~ the Pink Moon ~ will be the biggest & brightest of the year! Supermoon’s (a Perigree Full Moon) are closer to the Earth than average, so we feel the pull, just like a high tide in the ocean.

If you’re keen to step out of incubation & check it out, be sure to spot Venus radiating in the sky, too!


Venus is in the brightest phase of its cycle before it slows down to turn Retrograde on May 13th.

Image by Dru Ish

Mercury Rx Slippery Fish

It’s that time again!

Mercury is retrograding through the sign of the Slippery Fish #pisces until March 10.

If you feel like you’re failing & f*cking it up, just remember you’re not this guy! Pro tip.

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Barack Obama and his 12th House Hole

I love it when non-astrologers speak so precisely about astrology. 

In her book “Becoming,” Michelle Obama gives us great insight into Barack’s 12th house Saturn. From the beginning of their relationship, it was clear to her that he was someone with a very rich inner world, and that this had very specific requirements.

Wherever they lived and travelled, a room or a nook would be carved out for his “Hole”, where he processed, worked through books, newspapers, ideas and had the necessary space to himself to churn through it all, uninterrupted.

Anyone with 12th house planets knows of this notoriously difficult terrain. Anyone with Aquarius Rising is right now getting a pretty clear idea about it. Often called the house of ‘self-undoing,’ there are few interpretations of this area of the sky that would ever make it prime real estate. It’s that house out in the country that’s always for sale. It has an air about it that you can’t quite put your finger on, but when you walk inside you’re very aware that it could swallow you up and no one would think to look for you there. It is mysterious and difficult to grasp.

The 12th house, or 12th sign from the Ascendant, is the last to have risen and therefore is the one with the greatest journey ahead of it. Any planets in this area of the chart were rising when the individual (or event) was being born, having ascended from the deepest, most personal and primal part of the sky into full view, adding extra-extra to its influence in the life.

The 12th house is where planets get to test the waters of expression with the naivety and inexperience of anything young and fresh. It’s new, and deeply uncertain. The depth of vulnerability here can often result in retracting these energies inward, calling forth privacy and self imposed isolation. Sometimes though, these energies are nurtured in family environments and these planets become a great source of power in an individuals life.

The 12th house is also often aligned with secrets and hidden enemies. In the case where these energies are not supported in the early life, part of the self is retracted from view, becoming something hidden and secretive. Pushed down deep enough it becomes repressed and bent out of shape, potentially resulting in either illness or other people representing the very characteristics consciously, or subconsciously, buried.

As Rob Hand says, planets in the 12th house “confine one by working against one’s expression. They undermine one’s ego because they are denied by it.” As with most things in life, astrology is not black and white; the grey areas can encompass a bit of both in alternating measure at different times.

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

As Barack Obama worked his way through Law school he remained tightly connected to various community initiatives; he allowed his Saturn to work for him. His 12th house Saturn required an outlet that allowed him to be part of the greater whole, of service to those he saw himself reflected in, placing him in situations where he could learn to understand and develop his relationship with authority in an egoless manner.

Establishing physical space where he could study, process and be uninterrupted allowed him what he needed to create internal structure so he could be effectual externally. As Michelle Obama so eloquently says, “For him, the Hole is a kind of sacred high place, where insights are birthed and clarity comes to visit.

With all that heteronormcore tells us about what we should and shouldn’t expect in relationships, people often feel inhibited to ask for space, or to live or sleep separately. 12th house planets, however, demand attention at the inner level. Without this space and time alone projection can become a serious issue. Choosing a partner who is a pilot or a sailor, someone who is gone for long stretches of time can loosen these stressors, or like Michelle and Barack, sometimes it takes time to establish the parameters of what does and doesn’t work. Relationship or not, 12th house placements take yeeeeaaars to understand and unravel. 

Barack, I’ve come to understand, is the sort of person who needs a hole, a closed-off little warren where he can read and write undisturbed. It’s like a hatch that opens directly onto the spacious skies of his brain. Time spent there seems to fuel him.

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What’s in your 12th house?

Cancer Full Moon eclipse 2020

Traditionally, eclipses have been ominous signs. They remind us of how little control we have. No amount of prayer, ritual or intention can stop the Earth passing between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow on our closest neighbour.

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As the earth moves betwixt two opposing forces, we edge deeper into the dance that has been unfolding since November 2018 when the Nodes moved into Cancer / Capricorn.  #cancercapricornclusterfuck 

Since November 2018, we’ve seen a rise in Cancer / Capricorn themes: women in power have destabilised the existing model of authority. Mass migration and the strict policing of borders has highlighted the lands we all stand on; whose land is it and who gets to draw lines all over it, carving out territories that some people can cross in to but not others? More people now have a deeper understanding of ancestral trauma, or at least the term is rolling around looking for its place to land. As corruption rolls over and exposes its underbelly we are left with no choice but to speak truth to power. As borders shift and economies follow, we’re asked what is it we’ve really invested our security into? Failing to acknowledged the Earth as a living, breathing organism has divorced us from having a co-creative relationship it, resulting in unimaginable devastation.

This Full Moon in Cancer is calling us home. It’s highlighting what needs to be let go of while simultaneously drawing us toward our potential. Cancer wants us to come home to planet earth, home to our bodies and personal sovereignty, home to understanding our own ancestry and the lineage of the lands we occupy. We’re being pulled – tugged at from the inside and out – to find this balance.

Capricorn represents that which we’re releasing. As an earth sign it highlights our use and relationship with resources: oil, water, crop, division & ownership, bodies, money. Its governance over large functioning systems highlights just how long we’ve been living under the  oppressive rule of patriarchy, capitalism, white supremacy, heteronormativity, and how we’re simultaneously losing the voice of our elders. Capricorn is a cold, dry earth sign, and the cracks are showing. Without Cancer to balance it, Capricorn is in perpetual drought.

Astrology embraces opposites as part of the whole. Nothing is rejected. Capricorn, without its polar opposite Cancer, knows only how to use and control functional parts. Emotions are hailed as weak, uncontrollable and inferior. Most people can recall a time they felt like they had to bury their emotions to go to work. Capricorn steering the capitalistic ship fails to acknowledge that people are not robots, that Indigenous people have ongoing relationships to land, and that women and trans people have bodies that exist outside the law. Cancer reminds us that emotions hold up signposts for things that aren’t working. They lead us toward a more balanced, harmonious existence. 

Cancer Full Moon Eclipse, January 10, 2020

Water is not as direct as Earth. It’s pervasive, moving through the cracks and slowly shifting things from the inside out.  There’s nothing useless about small steps. There’s no weakness is stopping, acknowledging the ways in which we’ve contributed to this narrative and choosing a different path forward. We’re all welcome home, but what we’re coming home to depends on the choices we make.

Anyone wanting to understand where the energies are occurring in your own chart, I’m offering a Year Ahead reading, drawing up a month by month personalised map.