Mercury in Scorpio sextile Venus in Virgo 12th October 2020

Mercury at 11 degrees 34 minutes Scorpio sextile Venus at 11 degrees 34 minutes Virgo at 4.39 pm GMT 5.39 pm BST 12th October 2020.

Mental focus is drawn towards talking or thinking in detail in what you want and what you enjoy in your life. Relationships where there is a lack of superficiality and a strong connection of minds will be given priority. Telling those who are the closest and most trusted exactly how you feel about them and how they are appreciated will go well. Alleviating mental tension by doing what gives you pleasure without having to be of service to others is also enhanced during this transit. If you have the chance to relax take advantage of it.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Jupiter in Capricorn sextile retrograde Neptune in Pisces 12th October 2020

Jupiter at 18 degrees 45 minutes Capricorn is sextile retrograde Neptune at 18 degrees 45 minutes Pisces at 7.00 am GMT 8.00 am BST 12th October 2020.

Although it may be with caution there is a feeling there is a reason to have faith and hope for a better future. The ideals that were created in the recent past could appear to be unrealistic at the moment, but they’re not necessarily unviable. Plenty of creative inspiration is available and it may come from sources that have been overlooked. Where finances are concerned, as long as you are able to be sensible, a few calculated risks combined with intuition have a substantial chance of a beneficial result.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Sun in Libra square Jupiter in Capricorn 11th October 2020

The Sun at 18 degrees 41 minutes Libra is square Jupiter at 18 degrees 41 minutes Capricorn at 1.35 pm GMT 2.35 pm BST 11th October 2020.

An imbalance of what is best for you will occur is you struggle to fulfil numerous tasks and work too hard at gaining as many achievements as possible. There will be those who will try to take on too much with the expectation their efforts will be rewarded or appreciated. Now is not the time to go out on a limb to be a people pleaser by putting yourself forward as someone all or most of the time. Look after yourself and put demands on any generosity of your time or resources to one side for now.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Venus in Virgo trine retrograde Uranus in Taurus 11th October 2020

Venus at 9 degrees 31 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Uranus at 9 degrees 31 minutes Taurus at 12.09 am BST 11th October 2020.

Now is a suitable time to organise your finances to create a safety net in the future in case there are unexpected demands for payment. This will also give you resources at your disposal to be used as you wish with little restraint from a third party. As far as the social life is concerned, any boredom from everyday routine is easily alleviated. Breaking out to seek alternative pursuits or social contacts won’t be too far out of your comfort zone. Commitment to make long-term friends; or to become involved in a relationship with a person outside the usual circle of people you spend time with could be put on hold for now. You may choose to analyse whether or not you really want them in your life and what they can offer you.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Retrograde Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn 9th October 2020.

Retrograde Mars at 22 degrees 29 minutes Aries is square Pluto at 22 degrees 29 minutes Capricorn at 1.18 pm GMT 2.18 pm BST 9th October 2020.

Immensely tough events will have to be confronted during this transit, which demands all the energy and strength you can muster, including any you have in reserve. Choose your battles carefully against people or circumstances that try to control you, and rein in any hast when you push back to see what action will be the most efficient before you react. Angry outbursts are not advisable as they could come back to harm you, they may be incredibly destructive. If you have to fight for anything you will have to fight harder than you have before, where giving up won’t necessarily be an option. But if you persevere in the face of adversity you may just have a victory.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Retrograde Mars in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn 29th September 2020

Retrograde Mars at 25 degrees 20 minutes Aries is square Saturn at 25 degrees 25 minutes Capricorn at 9.50 pm GMT 10.50 pm BST 29th September 2020.

Use plenty of caution and put impulsiveness to one side otherwise a heavy price will be paid if you decide not to be sensible. A lot of tension and frustration is stimulated, especially if life has been tough lately. Fighting against responsibilities and obligations is futile; you may only have the realistic choice of working through them. Anger could be felt due to the inhibitions or restrictions you place upon yourself or are put upon you by circumstances out of your control. The best advice during this transit is not to start battles you can’t win; instead bide your time and conserve your strength.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Venus in Leo trine retrograde Mars in Aries 29th September 2020

Venus at 25 degrees 34 minutes Leo is retrograde Mars at 25 degrees 34 minutes Aries at 1.02 am GMT 2.02 am BST 29th September 2020.

If you want to be assertive to get what you want without rubbing anyone up the wrong way this transit offers the opportunity which pretty much falls in your lap. Courses of action may have to be revised or altered to soften the rough edges of a great strategy. Having the confidence to use a little charm here and there will work well to your advantage. This reduces the chances of confrontations and could turn people who have been on your radar into allies, or at least they will view you more favourably.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Libra opposition retrograde Mars in Aries 24th September 2020

Mercury at 26 degrees 37 minutes Libra is opposition retrograde Mars at 26 degrees 37 minutes Aries at 10.53 am GMT 11.53 am BST 24th September 2020.

Weighing up all the viable options available, if you have to initiate a rapid response is a form of hesitation if you’re unsure about what to do next. An even balance needs to be established between being amenable and diplomatic in communication or repeatedly trying to get to the point if there is impatience with those who are not bothered about being time wasters. Putting your words into action should be considered very carefully, as what you think you are capable of doing will have to be reassessed if this is not what you can do in reality.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Libra square retrograde Saturn in Capricorn 23rd September 2020

Mercury at 25 degrees 22 minutes Libra square retrograde Saturn at 25 degrees 22 minutes Capricorn at 10.39 am GMT 11.39 am BST 23rd September 2020.

Maintaining mental balance and calm is challenged by the pessimism created by hindrances that resurface; mainly created by those in a position of authority. Indecision about what to do or swinging from one decision to another in a bid to go for the easiest option is not productive; it will be a time wasting exercise. There may be moments of serious thought about the troubles that have been playing on your mind, and what you can do to alleviate how you are affected. Apprehension about the difficulties in the near future will bring is daunting and there is a reluctance to confront them. Unfortunately they are unavoidable and the sensible choice is to work through them.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Libra square retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 21st September 2020

Mercury at 22 degrees 32 minutes Libra is square retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 32 minutes Capricorn at 5.18 am GMT 6.18 am BST 21st September 2020.

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. 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.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.