Venus in Scorpio opposition retrograde Uranus in Taurus 23rd September 2021

Venus at 14 degrees 19 minutes Scorpio is opposition retrograde Uranus at 14 degrees 19 minutes Taurus at 9.41 am GMT 10.41 am BST 23rd September 2021.

Unresolved tensions in marriage or romantic relationships will resurface. For those who are single, there is the temptation to at least state an interest in starting a relationship with who you are attracted to if the feeling is mutual. However, further down the line you could find you were not prepared for what is involved. Excitement may be sought to alleviate the effect of being or feeling confined to routine, but care must be taken to avoid sudden unpleasant surprises. If you’re in the mood today to spend money today then stop. Keep hold of your cash for now because in the near future there may be practical reasons why you will need it, which could come a quite a shock when the time comes.

© Sarah Cochrane 2021.

Mercury in Libra square retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 22nd September 2021

Mercury at 24 degrees 22 minutes Libra is square retrograde Pluto at 24 degrees 22 minutes Capricorn at 1.02 pm GMT 2.02 pm BST 22nd September 2021.

Being too willing to compromise or hesitant to make decisions to avoid unpleasant situations may create more problems than you think can be created. This affects your ability to make important achievements that can be empowering. If you’re tempted to take the easiest options now you could regret it later. Not much can be gained without hard work. Mentally challenging circumstances will make it a struggle to have peace of mind. Important transformations or potentially life changing decisions can bring frustration. This will test your ability to be calm and diplomatic with those who throw obstacles in your way.

© Sarah Cochrane 2021.

Mercury in Libra trine retrograde Jupiter in Aquarius 20th September 2021

Mercury at 23 degrees 32 minutes Libra is trine retrograde Jupiter at 23 degrees 32 minutes Aquarius at 10.54 pm GMT 11.54 pm BST 20th September 2021.

Creating future plans and tweaking them so they’re just right should not be too much trouble. Rarely the easiest option is the best, as it is usually the least rewarding, but during this transit that’s not the case. The choice that takes the lease amount of effort could turn out to be the most beneficial. Negotiations and discussions can go well as long as everyone involved is able to make an equal contribution. The knowledge that is shared may come from random sources that have previously been overlooked. There are chances to be in the right place at the right time with the right people. If they appear don’t let them pass you by.

© Sarah Cochrane 2021.

Mars enters Libra 15th September 2021

Mars enters Libra at 12.15 am GMT 1.15 am BST 15th September 2021.

Mars has quite a calm energy whilst it’s transiting Libra, the sign of detriment for Mars. Aiming for a clear course of action won’t be that straight-forward due to procrastination of plenty of deliberation before a decision is made to act. There is less of a drive for initiating arguments, challenges or confrontation; but this could also lead to compromises being taken when they are not the best option. An assertive and sometimes selfish approach is the better tactic, but will be treated as the last resort when all else has failed.

© Sarah Cochrane 2021.

Sun in Virgo opposition retrograde Neptune in Pisces 14th September 2021

The Sun at 21 degrees 47 minutes Virgo is opposition retrograde Neptune at 21 degrees 47 minutes Pisces at 9.22 am GMT 10.22 am BST 14th September 2021.

Any uncertainty or a lack of direction where it’s difficult to find some clarity can stir up anxiety, which in turn can have a detrimental effect on your confidence and physical well-being. Take care of yourself by looking after your physical and mental health; don’t allow yourself to be drawn into making sacrifices that drain your strength. Have faith in your ability to be rational and use common sense if there is a tendency for you to get carried away with your imagination. Avoid self-centred over-thinking as it has a stronger negative influence than usual on your self-esteem. Maintaining equilibrium between being pragmatic about personal matters and retreating into your own little world won’t be the easiest task to do. There could be an urge to become organised, but distractions where you’re inclined to waste your time will steer you off course.

© Sarah Cochrane 2021.

Sun in Virgo trine retrograde Uranus in Taurus 7th September 2021

The Sun at 14 degrees 40 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Uranus at 14 degrees 40 minutes Taurus at 1.29 am GMT 2.29 am BST 7th September 2021.

Attending to your own interests down to the smallest detail possible can put you in a strong position, if there are unexpected events that require a practical response. Common sense solutions to personal issues that have been subject to over-thinking can arise from out of nowhere. Rules can be broken but it’s important to be clever about how it’s done. A slight restraint of progress can turn out to be beneficial, as this prevents mistakes that would disrupt your sense of order.

© Sarah Cochrane 2021.

Mars in Virgo trine retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 6th September 2021

Mars at 24 degrees 31 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Pluto at 24 degrees 31 minutes Capricorn at 12.13 pm GMT 1.12 pm BST 6th September 2021.

A surge of enthusiasm and energy can be put to use by re-tracing what you have already done to eliminate what you no longer want in your life to see what else can be eliminated. De-cluttering is very productive right now and in the process a few treasures may be discovered that were hidden or forgotten about. Organising and re-organising plans of action so they are as efficient as possible is of immense importance to prepare for major and life altering transitions in the near future.

© Sarah Cochrane 2021.

Venus in Libra square retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 6th September 2021

Venus at 24 degrees 32 minutes Libra is square retrograde Pluto at 24 degrees 32 minutes Capricorn at 3.03 am GMT 4.03 am BST 6th September 2021.

There could be substantial restrictions that affect your ability to obtain what you desire, that will require hard work if they are to be overcome. Plans may have to be revised and compromise may be necessary. Regenerating a romantic relationship or a marriage by making extra effort to show appreciation can be very testing, but the rewards can be worth it. Making a good impression at social occasions could be a struggle if you want to connect with people who are in a position of power or authority. Every effort made to be as tactful and amenable as you can may not be welcomed. If may be better to suit yourself instead of trying to appease those who don’t deserve your time.

© Sarah Cochrane 2021.

Mars in Virgo opposition retrograde Neptune in Pisces 2nd September 2021

Mars at 22 degrees 6 minutes Virgo is opposition retrograde Neptune at 22 degrees 6 minutes Pisces at 5.43 pm GMT 6.43 pm BST.

There is difficulty thinking about and discussing important and detailed information caused by a struggle to concentrate or an urge for escapism. A lot of patience and attention will have to be paid to all the essential information in matters that have to be revised due to confusion or a lack of clarity in communication. Deception at this time can be a cause of anxiety, especially if you have a tendency to criticise yourself too harshly in how you respond if you interact with those who are dishonest. The best option is to find a balance between intuition and common sense if you want to get to the truth.

© Sarah Cochrane 2021.

Mercury in Virgo trine retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 26th August 2021

Mercury at 24 degrees 42 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Pluto at 24 degrees 42 minutes Capricorn at 2.21 pm GMT 3.21 pm BST 26th August 2021.

A clear mind is now your ally in researching and seeking information that is usually kept out of your reach. It’s not time to start the process of elimination and renewal based on what you know and learn just yet. Make all the useful and reliable contacts you can in preparation for any dramatic or tough changes you plan to put into practice; their experience and advice may prove to be invaluable. This could be a favourable time to discuss issues associated with transformation, the ending of one chapter and the beginning of a new one.

© Sarah Cochrane 2021.