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.

Sun in Virgo trine retrograde Saturn in Capricorn 17th September 2020

The Sun at 25 degrees 27 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Saturn at 25 degrees 27 minutes Capricorn at 9.37 pm GMT 10.37 pm BST 17th September 2020.

Personal achievements can be attained by accepting your responsibilities and using them to your advantage. Competence and conscientiousness are useful to pick up on and correct faults that would become obstructive if left to their own devices. A lot can be done, especially if there is a need to become organised or declutter; a life laundry can also be successful. If you need to project an image of being professional and want your skills to be taken seriously, this transit will be very helpful.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Libra square Jupiter in Capricorn 17th September 2020

Mercury at 17 degrees 26 minutes Libra is square Jupiter at 17 degrees 26 minutes Capricorn at 10.35 am GMT 11.35 am BST 17th September 2020.

Although an expansive range of long-term plans can be made, indecision about what those plans should be will be a major hindrance. An avoidance of discussing the challenges ahead and instead preferring to rely on having faith in a favourable result is unwise. Also taking on too much paperwork or administrative work, with the intention of being as sure as possible all the necessary information is covered will be too much of a burden on your mind. If this happens there may be too much attention paid to a large amount of small details which are not essential, and the essential information may be missed.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Sun in Virgo trine retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 15th September 2020

The Sun at 22 degrees 35 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 35 minutes Capricorn at 12.05 am BST 15th September 2020.

It’s time to be analytical to review all the necessary details on how you can gain more control and power over your life. This can be hard work but very rewarding. Having confidence in your intelligence and your ability to constructively deal with criticism makes if fairly easy for you to transform and eliminate restrictions that affect your ability to attain substantial achievements. Your self-esteem will benefit from the rewards of being patient enough to do your research and pay attention to all the little but essential details, if you have to assert your strength and gain personal recognition.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Sun in Virgo trine retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn 9th September 2020

The Sun at 17 degrees 26 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Jupiter at 17 degrees 26 minutes Capricorn at 4.05 pm GMT 5.05 pm BST 9th September 2020.

Picking apart the pieces of the dominant issues in your life that need to be analysed before they are improved should go relatively smoothly. Self-criticism is not necessarily a negative trait at the moment, as it allows you to see your strengths and weaknesses to gain further knowledge about yourself. Recognition for your achievements that was overlooked or delayed may arrive, but the rewards could be received after Jupiter turns direct from retrograde motion. There is a cautious level of optimism where travel and finances are concerned, whilst taking into account it won’t all be plain sailing; conscientiousness and effort will pay off though.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Virgo trine retrograde Saturn in Capricorn 3rd September 2020

Mercury at 25 degrees 53 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Saturn at 25 degrees 53 minutes Capricorn at 7.23 am GMT 8.23 am BST 3rd September 2020.

Long standing problems that have been running in the background can be resolved by analysing all possible solutions in detail. The ability to concentrate on important matters that should be taken seriously is heightened with this transit. Seeking advice from those who you consider to be older and wiser, or more experienced in dealing with a particular subject could be a good move. Plenty could be achieved by making the effort to become more organised with the intention of creating order to alleviate stress or anxiety caused by poor management.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Venus in Cancer opposition retrograde Saturn in Capricorn 2nd September 2020

Venus at 25 degrees 54 minutes Cancer is opposition retrograde Saturn at 25 degrees 54 minutes Capricorn at 12.18 pm GMT 1.18 pm BST 2nd September 2020.

What you want to nurture and protect has to be balanced with duties and obligations that have to be repeated to make important accomplishments. Enjoyment of spending time with family and friends is acceptable, but there is the risk of getting out of tough with what you want to achieve. The opposite could happen when you may spend too much time working and not enough time showing those you care about how much you appreciate them. Disappointments in relationships can happen which lead you to re-evaluate how seriously you are or want to be committed to them.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Virgo trine retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 1st September 2020.

Mercury at 22 degrees 44 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 44 minutes Capricorn 10.40 am GMT 11.40 am BST 1st September 2020.

Any effort you make to analyse and go through every detail meticulously in what you have to do, before initiating a process of transformation when Pluto turns direct in the near future, should go quite smoothly. This is an opportunity to assess personal triggers for anxiety and self-doubt; ideas can be created and information can be sought to find out how to work with the effect of the triggers that can restrict you. Patience is helpful during this transit, as progress may not necessarily be quick. It has the potential to be constructive where substantial and important achievements can be made, to help you to gain power over your way of thinking and your mental well-being.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Venus in Cancer opposition retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 30th August 2020

Venus at 22 degrees 46 minutes Cancer is opposition retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 46 minutes Capricorn at 1.27 pm GMT 2.27 pm BST 30th August 2020.

The process of transformation and elimination of restrictions that affect your ability to achieve what is important to you can be very uncomfortable during this transit. An affection for or sentimentality to what makes you feel comfortable and secure can be very difficult for you to let go. Defensive, protective and persuasive behaviour may be expressed in order to hang on to what is possessed or what is desired, which ultimately has to be released. Indulgence has to make way for self-discipline where money and material possessions are concerned. Conserve rather than spend and waste your resources; it can help you to gain more power and control over what you can do with your life.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mars in Aries square retrograde Saturn in Capricorn 24th August 2020

Mars at 26 degrees 19 minutes Aries is square retrograde Saturn at 26 degrees 19 minutes Capricorn at 6.17 pm GMT 7.17 pm BST 24th August 2020.

Proceed with caution is the main aim during this transit; charging ahead without a plan of action is ill advised. Perseverance can bring success, but a lot of hard work and energy will be involved; although it won’t happen if you’re not careful and thorough. There is a sense of fighting against the tide and the harder you fight the more tired you will become. There may be plenty of obstructions, so it’s best to take your time to pick the weakest one rather than confronting the first one that comes along. Also try not to get in your own way by allowing pessimism or doubt to get the better of you; stay as strong as you can but conserve your strength.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.