Mercury in Leo square Uranus in Taurus 10th August 2020

Mercury at 10 degrees 41 minutes Leo is square Uranus at 10 degrees 41 minutes Taurus at 12.52 pm GMT 1.52 pm BST 10th August 2020.

Being headstrong and unyielding in your opinions does not help you to withstand revolutionary progressive or changes that would be a lot easier to deal with if you would be willing to change your mind set. This can be an exciting time, although there may be cause for anxiety too, due to sudden and potentially shocking occurrences responsible for a deviation of plans that took a long time to prepare. Acts of rebellion will cause an immense amount of disruption and could be messy. Confidence in the strategy to be used is misplaced, but great strides can be made when least expected.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mars in Aries square retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn 4th August 2020

Mars at 19 degrees 45 minutes Aries is square retrograde Jupiter at 19 degrees 45 minutes Capricorn 1.06 pm GMT 2.06 pm BST 4th August 2020.

Spreading your energy far and wide with little thought before proceeding can be fraught with difficulties, which are only lessened if wisdom and sensible judgement kick in. It’s vital to keep track of what you are doing if new projects are to be initiated during this transit, especially where finances are concerned. It’s too risky to spend large amounts impulsively with little consideration about the consequences of being wasteful with what may be relied upon in the near future. Blind optimism in the belief that all will be well if this option is chosen will be very much misguided.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Cancer opposition retrograde Saturn in Capricorn 3rd August 2020

Mercury at 27 degrees 38 minutes Cancer is in opposition with retrograde Saturn at 27 degrees 38 minutes Capricorn at 9.01 pm GMT 10.01 pm BST 3rd August 2020.

Allowing your emotion to influence your decisions could unnecessarily create obstacles that repeatedly demand time and effort to clear, to give you moments of mental and emotional respite from the effect of the trouble you have caused for yourself. Commitment to fulfilling duties and obligations that are an essential part of the struggle for success should not be allowed to overwhelm your ability to nurture your mental wellbeing. Spending time with family and friends should be at least an equal amount to the time you spend on what you work to achieve.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus 2nd August 2020

The Sun at 10 degrees 37 minutes Leo is square Uranus at 10 degrees 37 minutes Taurus at 11.19 am GMT 12.19 pm BST 2nd August 2020.

There could be experiences during this transit that build strength of character by testing courage and persistence. Confidence and pride may suffer a knock or two due to how you respond to erratic or unexpected changes in circumstances. These changes raise problems that require practical solutions and common sense. It’s best not to be headstrong, or even arrogant enough to assume you know how to and are capable of resolving this on your own terms.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Cancer opposition retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 1st August 2020.

Mercury at 23 degrees 20 minutes Cancer is opposition retrograde Pluto at 23 degrees 20 minutes Capricorn at 10.50 am GMT 11.50 am BST 1st August 2020.

An over-attachment to ideas that you cling to due to the security they offer could be strained. It’s not the easiest task to balance your emotional reaction to what you learn with the practicalities of important transformations that involve a potentially difficult process of elimination for the sake of renewal. This is especially the case if what was thought to have been done and dusted has to be repeated. Hindrances faced now can encourage pessimism and self-doubt, especially if it’s mentally and emotionally challenging. On the positive side this transit enables an evolution to become a stronger person.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Cancer trine retrograde Neptune in Pisces 30th July 2020

Mercury at 20 degrees 36 minutes Cancer is trine retrograde Neptune at 20 degrees 36 minutes Pisces at 6.45 pm GMT 7.45 pm BST 30th July 2020.

Greater mental sensitivity and creative imagination can be quite pleasant to experience during this transit. You may want to take some time to retreat into your own world for a while. Studying artistic and creative subjects should go well. Your ability to understand and consider the harsh aspects of reality will take a back seat for now. Revising sensitive issues could go well whether they’re yours or someone else’s, if you want kindness and compassion. This is especially the case if there is a shared mental and emotional connection.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Cancer opposition retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn 30th July 2020

Mercury at 20 degrees 18 minutes Cancer is opposition retrograde Jupiter at 20 degrees 18 minutes Capricorn at 2.18 pm GMT 3.18 pm BST 30th July 2020.

It’s fine to be optimistic if you think and feel its right for you, but don’t give in to the urge to create grand plans that you can’t wriggle out of and will be hard work to implement. A reluctance to let go of concepts that you are attached to could hold you back in expanding your horizons. Seeing the big picture in your current circumstances is the easy part, but seeing the small changes that could build up to move mountains is a hindrance.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Cancer square Mars in Aries 27th July 2020.

Mercury at 16 degrees 21 minutes Cancer is square Mars at 16 degrees 21 minutes Aries at 9.47 pm GMT 10.47 pm BST 27th July 2020.

Irritability is easily triggered during this transit, especially where sensitive and emotional subjects are concerned. Acting impulsively based on strength of feeling rather than calm logic could have repercussions that could become inflammatory and difficult to simmer down. Clinging on to acting on your own ideas without considering the rationality of what is thought by those who are closest to you could get messy or cause an argument.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Venus in Gemini square retrograde Neptune in Pisces 27th July 2020

Venus at 20 degrees 39 minutes Gemini is square retrograde Neptune at 20 degrees 39 minutes Pisces at 5.48 pm GMT 6.48 pm BST 27th July 2020.

What you think you want in terms of what can make your present circumstances materialistically more comfortable conflicts with fulfilling your emotional needs, which are hard to pin down. It’s possible there will be those who feel that something is missing and may try to fill the void with money and possessions. New romantic attachments during this transit are short-lived, as they’re ended when reality overwhelms fantasy of what is expected to be received.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn sextile retrograde Neptune in Pisces 27th July 2020.

Retrograde Jupiter at 20 degrees 39 minutes Capricorn is sextile retrograde Pluto at 20 degrees 39 minutes Capricorn at 4.14 pm GMT 5.14 pm BST 27th July 2020.

A revisit to the ideals that you dream of and want to work towards attaining will give you a chance to reassess what your goals are or should be. Although ambitions formed now could be unrealistic; sound judgement can put the least feasible options to one side. There are opportunities for success and lucky breaks, but you will have to be on the lookout for them; don’t expect them to land in your lap. Also don’t ignore any wisdom from those who are older or who have a wealth of experience; use it to your advantage. Especially if chances that appear too good to be true pop up and where it’s easy to see the pros and cons may be obscured.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.