What Saturn Retrograde Can Teach Us About Karma

 

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It’s Saturn Retrograde right now, so time to focus on any big life lessons that can seem tough but are usually trying to nudge us towards our ultimate selves. This theme fits in nicely with Saturn’s nickname: The Lord of Karma, since the cause and effect of our actions is what both Saturn, and the laws of Karma rule over.

 

Saturn Retrograde and Karma

 

The Saturn Retrograde 411

So, before we get into a juicy discussion on Karmic influences, let’s talk about Saturn Retrograde – what exactly is it?

Saturn is a slow-moving planet with a 29 year orbit. Every year it stations retrograde for around four months. This basically means that when we pass Saturn, it looks as if it’s moving backwards – a bit like when another train pulls out of the station and it feels like the one you’re on is moving backwards. This is kind of like a retrograde.

This year Saturn is Retrograde from April 29th to September 18th, giving us four and a half fabulous months of focus on our responsibilities, privileges and the progress we’re seeing (or not seeing!) in life.

This particular retrograde is in the sign of Capricorn, which is awesome because Capricorn’s ruler is Saturn! Having a retrograde planet in its own sign is so much more beneficial than any other placement – so let’s find out what the meaning is so we can make the most!

 The Lord of Karma

Saturn represents the laws we govern society by, as well as the outcome of our actions. So, for example, if we work really hard, we might get a promotion, but if we keep skipping work, we’ll likely get fired. This is Saturn energy, as well as a good introduction to the way Karma works!

 

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What is Karma?

Karma is one of the most well-known spiritual principles in Hinduism and Buddhism – no doubt you’ve heard of it? It means “action” or “deed” and refers to a system of reincarnation, where your intentions and deeds effect the quality of your next life. So, if you have positive intentions and try to do good, you might luck out and be a wealthy landowner with a loving family in the next life. If you have negative intentions and you do bad things, maybe you’ll come back as a snail…

Except it’s not quite as simple as that (nothing ever is right?). Actually, Karma is not so much to do with “good” and “bad”, since those concepts don’t really exist within a non-dualist religion like Hinduism or Buddhism.

In these religions, everything is one, so pairs of opposites like good/bad, black/white, masculine/feminine, are actually two halves of a whole and one cannot exist without the other. Since everything has both aspects, we can look at something and see good or bad, depending on our own perspective. Something I like, might seem awful to you, and vice versa.

So, if we’re throwing out labels like good and bad, how does something like Karma, which seems like a reward system to our western minds, work?

 

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How Karma Works?

Karma takes into stock the energy of each intention, thought, word and action. It’s less about what is good and what is bad, and more about matching that energy to a corresponding energy. This might seem confusing right now, so I’ll give an example:

Let’s say you’re an Ebenezer Scrooge kinda character and you value money over everything else in life, including your own nearest and dearest. The energy that you’ve created in this life will carry over into the next and you’ll need to detach from it or clear it in some way. Your next life could see you living in the depths of poverty, so you have an opportunity to learn the value of community instead of being distracted by money again – that is, if you don’t work it out in this life first.

 

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The point is to realise your lessons and overcome any attachments. These attachments can be beliefs, habits or attitudes. They help or hinder you and effect the direction and quality of your current life.

If you have a positive mindset and do good things, that energy stays with you into the next life and you’ll be born into a positive environment with people doing good things for you. So, while Karma can dictate the kind of experience you have, it’s not so much a system of punishment or reward, but rather a way of you carrying energy from one life to the next.

 

Saturn Retrograde and Karma

 

Of course, energy can become “stuck”, and this is why we suffer problems that seem to be so deeply rooted, we don’t know what else could have caused them but a past life experience.

We carry our baggage with us through each life, and sometimes we even encounter the same people with whom we need to clear some karma – perhaps we left them in a past life and now it’s their turn to leave us? Maybe we took care of them and now they’ve returned to help us in some way. Even the stranger who holds a door open for us could be someone repaying some deed from a past life – clearing their own karmic debt and moving closer to Moksha, escaping the cycle of death and rebirth known as Samsara.

 

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So How Does This Connect to Saturn Retrograde?

This is super relevant during Saturn Retrograde because the Lord of Karma is moving slower and giving us chance to reassess our current actions and see how they might be affecting us in this life and the next. It’s like we’ve been given an opportunity to see the road ahead and perhaps adjust our driving technique lest we see that we’re on the road to becoming a reincarnated snail.

Over the next 4.5 months, circumstances will arise that show us where our energy is “stuck”. Maybe we keep attracting the same situations into our lives – perhaps we always end up with lovers that leave or treat us badly, perhaps we repeatedly run into money troubles. If you find that you keep encountering the same hurdle, it’s time to confront it and clear the energy.

 

 

Whether or not you believe in Karma, Saturn Retrograde is a great time to iron out the kinks in our lives and clear the way for new, positive experiences to come in. You don’t have to keep making the same choices, time after time, life after life.

To make the most of this time, get down to the root of each problem by writing about the “why” of your issue. Why do you go for that kind of partner? Who do they remind you of? Why do you spend more than you make? Why do you think you can’t do better?

Since both Saturn and karma reward hard work, use this time to get down to business in some way – working out your baggage is a great start, using your skills to improve your finances and career is another leap in the right direction.

Every action has a reaction – this much is true. So, figure out how to take better action, step by step, and pretty soon, you’ll see the energies align for you to start receiving better too.

May your Saturn Retrograde be enlightening and your karmic lessons be gentle!

Be sure to keep up to date with your star and planet alignments in my weekly horoscopes here.

Much love,

Ellie Rose xx

 

What Saturn Retrograde Can Teach Us About Karma

 

Easter 2019: What’s in Store Astrologically?

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It’s Easter 2019 already, so settle down with some chocolate to nibble and let’s see what’s going on astrologically! We’ve got exciting changes, jam-packed social lives and even a bit of deep and meaningful healing to fit in this Easter Sunday, so let’s get on with it!…

If you want more Easter reading material, check out “Easter and Astrology Around the World”.

Sun conjunct Uranus

However, don’t expect things to be an easy ride! With the Sun conjunct Uranus, change will still be lurking around the corner – it could be a shock if you’re not prepared! Anything that hasn’t been working for you will start to crumble so that new ways can emerge. This isn’t always easy, change can be uncomfortable, especially when it involves the breakdown of circumstances that are comfy and familiar, but if we try to be flexible and adapt to new opportunities instead of stubbornly clinging to our old ways, we can enjoy exciting new experiences, people and paths.

Venus into Aries

Another planet moves into a new sign today, this time it’s Venus, the planet of love and wealth, who will be settling in Aries for the next few weeks. If you need to shake off some cobwebs from your social life or get some much-needed one-on-one time with someone, now is the time! Venus in Aries is dynamic and excited about life – take your partner paintballing or go see a comedy with your pals, just get out there and do something that’s a little different from your usual schedule.

But don’t forget to focus on YOU too! As Venus moves into Aries, she’ll join Chiron, the Wounded Healer, who’s main job is to remind us of all the ways in which we hurt – boohoo! This can mean the odd tear or fallout with someone near and dear, but it’s usually to show you where you’re carrying excess baggage. Try and ask yourself why you feel that way, where did that feeling come from and if it’s beneficial to hold onto. Chiron can be hugely healing if you opt for self-inquiry over explosion!

Luckily Mercury is there conjunct Chiron too, so you should be able to see what’s going on and, if you choose to, analyse the problem rationally so you can put down the baggage once and for all!

Saturn Opposite North Node

While this aspect will have an effect for a week or two, due to Saturn’s slow-moving transit, the exact aspect falls the day after Easter Sunday, making it particularly potent for Easter. Here we have a seriously karmic collaboration, with Papa Saturn urging us to evolve in some way. You might feel a pull in a new direction or perhaps gain insight into some longstanding problem – a “hallelujah moment perhaps. Either way, it’s a good time to look to the future, follow signs and accept any of the lessons the universe wants to hand us – they’ll be taking us somewhere we’re truly meant to go.

So, these are the main astrological themes for Easter 2019 – new beginnings, lessons, healing and luckily, a little bit of fun too! Sounds pretty exciting!

Let us know on social media what you get up to for Easter!

And don’t forget to check out “Easter and Astrology Around the World” for more astro holiday fun.

Ellie Rose x

 

Expressing Mars in Pisces at India’s Holy River

From 16th November, Mars will be in Pisces, giving us extra motivation towards creative, empathetic and spiritual expression. This coincides perfectly with my trip to the River Ganges in Rishikesh, India, where people flock from all over the world to pursue their deeper drives.
 
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About Rishikesh and the River Ganges

 
The River Ganges is India’s holy river and Rishikesh is a pilgrimage place famous for its sprawling ashrams and colourful temples. Here you can find spirituality in abundance, from the many yoga centres to the chants of mantras around every corner.

This hub of spirituality draws people seeking something more from life, a deeper meaning or a bit of clarity or relief from their usual everyday chaos, and this fits with the theme of Mars in Pisces, which will drive us towards activities that soothe our soul, just like the cleansing waters of the famous holy river.
 

Rishikesh is a city in Dehradun, within the district of Uttarakhand state, in Northern India. It is known as the Yoga Capital of the World. Mars in Pisces
Rishikesh is a city in Dehradun district of the Uttarakhand state in Northern India.

 

How Can I Express Mars in Pisces at Home?

 
But you don’t have to be in India to experience the energies of Mars in Pisces – you’ll feel it at home too! While this isn’t a great time to be pursuing external things, in fact, work, finances and exercise might start to feel a little clouded, like you’re not sure exactly what you should be doing, Mars in Pisces is encouraging you to see things from a different perspective – one that’s both creative and spiritual.
 

View from a temple under a huge bell on the River Ganga and Lakshman Jhula bridge at sunset. Rishikesh. India. Mars in Pisces
View from the temple under huge bell on the River Ganga.

 

So How Can We Balance the Two?

 
Of course, we all have to work, even if the planets are hindering us somewhat, so instead of fighting the tides, go with the flow and add some watery vibes to your everyday life.

You could try meditating while doing your housework – this works particularly well while washing dishes. Just focus on your breath instead of letting your mind wander and you might find that some issue that’s been evading your recently becomes clearer when you apply your intuition instead of your logical mind.
 

River Ganges in India. Mars in Pisces
River Ganges in India.

 
Activate your empathy, just as I’m doing here in India by feeding cows and stray dogs. You can do this simply by making someone a cup of tea, listening to a friend who needs an ear or if you’re really driven, get out there and do some charity work – you’ll find doing things for others will give you more energy and self-confidence while Mars is in Pisces.

If your work has felt a bit stuffy recently, try adding some creative flair to the mix, even if it’s just doodling on your coffee break, trying something completely different to your usual style or taking a walk in the park at lunch. If you have time, a session of swimming can work wonders for your body, mind and soul at this time – make like a fish and go diving for inner wisdom!
 

Rishikesh aerial view, India. It is known as the Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas and the Yoga Capital of the World. Mars in Pisces
Rishikesh aerial view, India. It is known as the Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas.

 

Mars in Pisces – Tips from India

 
If you want to add some Indian flair to your Mars in Pisces experience, why not try one of these famous mantras. You can search them on YouTube and listen while you work, exercise or travel, or you can memorise them and repeat them to yourself, in your head is fine too!
 

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Ellie Rose by the River Ganges.

 

Ganesha Mantra:

 
“Om Gan Ganpataye Namo Namah” – (YouTube link)
 
This one is great for unblocking stuck energy, whether that’s emotional – as in you’ve got a problem that just can’t be solved and is making you feel tired or blue, or even a physical block like you want to earn more money but can’t find a way. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, so perfect for Mars in Pisces when we need to let life flow like a river.
 

Shiva Mantra:

 
“Om namah shivaya” – (YouTube link)

This mantra is for Lord Shiva, one of Hinduism’s main deities and is designed to get us focussing on our inner world so we can learn more about ourselves and increase our feelings of oneness with divine love. It’s a powerful mantra for seeing the truth in all experiences, so a great way to shift any confusion that Mars in Pisces might bring.
 

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Banks of the Holy River Ganga.

 
But whatever you do, let your creative, spiritual side flow freely and Mars in Pisces will be a very enlightening time!
 
 
Much love from the Banks of the River Ganges,

Ellie Rose xx
 
 

Venus Retrograde – Lessons on Self-Love

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Venus Retrograde is happening from 6th October to 15th November and within this time we’ve got a lot of lessons to learn about love, in particular, the love we have for ourselves! This may manifest in some uncomfortable relationship issues, but this is just Venus trying to get you to see a better way of relating to yourself and others.

So, what’s in store for us during this Venus Retrograde season?
 
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A New Grasp on Self-Love during Venus Retrograde

 
There’s a common misconception that self-love looks like bubble baths and getting your hair done, but it’s so much more than that and Venus is gonna try and show us!

Self-love is more about knowing who you are and where you’ve come from and allowing yourself to make mistakes along the way.

So often, we beat ourselves up for not being everything we want to be or not being good at the things we try so hard to achieve, but we forget that we’re only human, just like everyone else!

If one of your friends or family were trying their best at something, you wouldn’t keep on at them telling them they weren’t good enough, would you? So why do it to yourself?!
 

Venus Retrograde Tip:

 
By all means take a bubble bath and get your hair done – that stuff feels good! But also take some time out to make a list of all the things that make you awesome. If you make a mistake during Venus Retrograde, try and treat yourself with the same patience you would give someone else.
 
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Shiny New Boundaries

 
Venus Retrograde will be trying to teach us to put ourselves first. If you’re the kind of person that attends to everyone’s needs before your own, you’ll no doubt feel this one quite strongly! Venus might throw extra responsibilities your way, pushing you to your limit of how much you will do for others – if you even have a limit?!

If this is the case and you find yourself swamped in other people’s expectations, just take a step back and think about your own needs as a priority that is equal if not more important than everything else.

Ask yourself how much you can realistically take on? And whether or not you could turn some other stuff down if you need to?

Venus Retrograde will be trying to show us how to establish better boundaries and not let other people disrespect those boundaries – whether that’s by expecting you to do something for them or treating you badly. A lot of us assume that having healthy boundaries and self-love is selfish, and in a way, it is, but only when we’ve filled up our own cup can we pour for others!
 

Venus Retrograde Tip:

 
Try to write down some personal boundaries for yourself about the way you want to be treated. These can be as simple as: “I will not accept phone calls after 9pm” or “if someone is rude to me I will walk away” then recognise when people are taking advantage or expecting too much from you. Practice saying no in a mirror if you have to!
 
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While Venus Retrograde might throw some relationship curveballs in your path, if you can master these two tips: self-love and healthy boundaries, you’ll find yourself coming out the other end of this retrograde period feeling empowered and loved – by yourself – and that’s the most important kind of love.

 
Ellie Rose xx
 

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5 Easy Rituals to Celebrate this Autumn Equinox

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The Autumn Equinox falls on the weekend of 22nd/23rd September. This is the time of year where the days and nights are of equal length, moving us into the darker half of the year, but also celebrating the abundance of Harvest. While we’re not so reliant on harvesting crops nowadays, paying attention to the changing seasons is a great way to access your spiritual side and supercharge your connection to the earth. So, to celebrate, here are some easy rituals you can do to mark this Autumn Equinox!
 

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Feast with Family

 
A ritual doesn’t have to be a formal affair, it can be as simple as getting your friends and family together for a big feast or even going out for dinner and a dance. What matters is your intention. Plan something where you can share the love and joy with those around you. With Mercury conjunct the Sun for this Equinox, you’ll find yourself craving connections, and what better way to do that than over a glass of wine and a good meal!
 

 

Meditate on Your Dreams

 
When the seasons change like this, the veil between the world of material and spirit are thin, meaning you can tap into some great magic! During this Equinox, the Moon will be in Pisces, giving us even more connection to the realm of subconscious and dreams, so carve out some time for a spot of meditation, even a guided meditation on YouTube can bring all sorts of lovely messages from within. This is a great time for connecting with your Higher Self and accessing some spiritual TLC, getting you ready to delve into the darker seasons feeling refreshed and ready in body mind and soul.
 
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Autumn Healing and Clearing

 
Since the Equinox marks the end of Virgo season and the beginning of Libra season, there’s an emphasis on health and balance, making it a great time to tidy your home and get organised. In the nature of Feng Shui, clear all the entrances to your home to let the new seasonal energies flow and to welcome in even more abundance – if you’ve got clutter and dust all around your front door, how do you expect good opportunities to come-a-knocking? Having a good autumn clean will also make you feel fresh and balanced, ready to cosy on down for autumn.
 
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Take a Nap!

 
Yes that’s right, a nap can be a ritual if you intend it to be! Set aside an hour to just relax and snooze as the longer nights of autumn will have us feeling more tired than usual and the demands of modern life often mean we can’t pay heed to our natural seasonal urges for extra sleep! To add extra Equinox oomph to it, set the intention to receive a message from your Higher Self in a dream, then when you wake up, write it down and try and work out what it means.
 
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Give Thanks

 
Back in ancient times, people would celebrate their bountiful Harvest by giving thanks in some way so why not do the same by writing down a list of 20 things in your life you’re grateful for. It’s been a tough old year, particularly with all those pesky retrogrades, but when we look closely, we can usually find a few people, experiences and things that bring us joy. Plus, the more we practice gratitude, the more we seem to receive. In the nature of the Law of Attraction, like attracts like, so positivity and focussing on the abundance we do have in our lives will bring in more of the same – and who can complain about that?!
 
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Happy Equinox my lovelies!

Ellie Rose Astrologer x
 
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Why Others Find You Hot Based on Your Venus Sign

Venus has just moved into Libra, one of the two signs she rules over, so to celebrate this lovely romantic shift let’s take a little look at how our Venus signs affect how people see us and what they find hottest about us – oooh!

For this, you might need to check what sign your Venus is in, rather than your Sun sign. You can do that very easily here – just enter your birth details, scroll down to the chart, find Venus, and off you go!
 

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Venus in Aries

 
You’re passionate about life and love trying new things – trips to a theme park, go-kart racing or to try the latest ice cream parlour that’s opened up in town – hanging out with you is always a fun and energetic experience, if sometimes a little competitive, making you someone that plenty of people want to date long-term!
 
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However, not everyone can keep up! Most of your enthusiasm tends to go into the chase of new romance, and once you’ve got it you can lose interest, which only makes them want you more! The special someone who eventually wins your heart will have to be just as exciting, active and full of life as you, but when they do win you over, they’ll find that you’re actually a big romantic softie at heart and you’ve just been waiting for the right person to dedicate your generous and passionate heart to.

 

Venus in Taurus

 
Appearances mean a lot to Venus in Taurus – their own and the people they’re dating, so if your Venus is here, you likely take great pride in your presentation and expect others to do the same – no scruffiness welcome here! You carry yourself with poise and grace, and this, coupled with your natural attractiveness, no doubt wins you many admirers!
 
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But it’s not all surface level stuff with Venus in Taurus, and those who stick around long enough to see beyond the impeccable style and sweet persona will find a dependable and loyal companion capable of huge generosity, an indulgent nature when it comes to food, drink and affection, plus plenty of sensuality behind closed doors!
 

Venus in Gemini

 
Talking to a Venus in Gemini is always an interesting affair! You’re a keen learner and you absorb information like a sponge, ready to retell it in fascinating and inspiring ways, and you’re also a master flirt, making you the life and soul of a party. People are attracted to your intelligence and wit, and you have a fun and light-hearted approach to the world, making you a charming and lively date – there’s never an awkward pause with you!
 
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Underneath this bubbly and bright demeanour is someone who is really seeking love, but just very good at hiding it under a cheery and carefree persona, but the lucky person that manages to hold a Venus in Gemini’s attentions for long enough will find a sweet-natured and loyal soul who will always be at their side cheering them on with a smile and a motivational quote or two!
 

Venus in Cancer

 
At first you may seem a little shy, taking a while to come out of your shell and get to know someone, yet you know yourself ever so well. This gives you a confident yet quiet poise that select people will think is just fascinating. Female Venus in Cancers tend to have a very feminine ‘girl next door’ quality that masculine types will desire to take care of, and male Venus in Cancers are often your typical nice guy, attracting other well-meaning people who want a traditional fairy-tale love story.
 
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When in love, you’ll happily give your all to someone and will support and nurture them so they feel the safety that you also yearn for. Since you’re so intuitive, your gentle demeanour can confuse those who think they can take advantage – but you can smell someone messing with you a mile off! While your sense of self-protection is strong, beneath your shell you’re a warm-hearted and sensitive soul with a desire to look after those you love and a fantastic sense of humour too!
 

Venus in Leo

 
You want to be wined and dined, brought flowers and told you’re beautiful, and why shouldn’t you? You are beautiful indeed! You take care of your appearance, are confident in yourself, and no doubt have an admirable mane of hair that you take great pride in. While you expect lavish acts of romance and chivalry, you’re more than happy to return the favour and love planning surprises, vacations or extravagant gifts that your loved one can’t help but be excited by.
 
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Once you’ve been suitably pinned down by a suitor, you like things done your way, but you do it with a kind heart and your loyalty is perhaps the strongest of all signs. You’ll go to the ends of the earth for the one you love and do it with an abundance of affection – so long as they play their part too!
 

Venus in Virgo

 
You take great care of yourself, in body mind and spirit, and because of that you know yourself very well and are a great conversationalist. Even shy Venus in Virgos tend to know more about the world than they let on, and the whole “Virgin” association with this sign is less to do with naivety, and more to do with your modest demeanour and easy approach to the truth, in all its forms. Because of this, you tend to attract those who’ve been hurt before and need someone to trust – in you they will find exactly that.
 
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While a Venus in Virgo is cautious to give their heart away, when they do, it will be with huge dedication and devotion to their partner. You can be sweet or strong, active or passive, thinking and feeling – whenever the need arises, making you an irresistible paradox with far more personal power than you let on.
 

Venus in Libra

 
You have impeccable manners and are well-liked by most – you’re the kind that can be confidently shown off to the parents and win over everyone with your wit and charm. You take a lot of care in your appearance and even if you don’t consider yourself conventionally beautiful you tend to attract many potential lovers who find you incredibly alluring.
 
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Underneath this near-on perfect exterior is someone who values fairness and equality above all, and you expect your partner to be the same. This love of harmony extends to your aesthetic nature and you are likely to have an artistic streak, enjoying the finer things in life, whether that be a dinner and dancing or watching the sun set over an ocean scene. This makes you an interesting, fair and communicative partner who will always try to bring beauty and grace to their relationships.
 

Venus in Scorpio

 
Many of us will know the stereotypical badboy/badgirl that Venus in Scorpio is known for, but you’re not all mystery and sex appeal, as your lovers know all too well. Beneath the attitude and charm or disarming sense of humour lives someone who is deeper than most, with an emotional well that runs far beyond what it appears at the surface.
 
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No matter what the aesthetics, if you’re a Venus in Scorpio, you need to be able to trust someone, and once you do, they’re yours forever. This may come as a surprise to some of your past suitors, who no doubt still pine for your romantic intensity and sizzling personal power, but there’s only one person out there for you, and you don’t give your heart easily!
 

Venus in Sagittarius

 
Your fun-loving, carefree and adventurous nature means that regardless of looks, many people are attracted to you, and you’re happy to meet all of them, though not all of them will win your affections long-term. You’re a natural storyteller and can captivate those around you with endless stories, jokes and opinions, but once the evening is over, you’re happy to return to your own comfort zone without the need to oblige anyone too long.
 
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You’re not an easy one to pin down, and often Venus in Sag will marry or partner up later in life, as they have so much to do and see first! However, when you do, you’ll become their best friend as well as their lover and bring a cheery joy to that person’s life, making up for your occasional lack of direction with a warmth that most would delight in.
 

Venus in Capricorn

 
You think things through very carefully: in your impeccable dress sense, charming demeanour and the types of people you go for. You like your loves to be in control of their own lives, someone who is dependable – this to you spells stability, which is what you desire most in your relationships. Because of this, you can sometimes start off a little aloof, but once you know that person is worth it, you’ll climb mountains to be with them and show them that you adore them. These high standards will surely have people trying to prove that they’re worthy of your attentions.
 
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A Venus in Capricorn gives out a mature air when it comes to romance, as in, you seem to know what you’re doing, and this can make people feel protected and attracted to your confidence, or better yet, it can win you a partner of equal emotional strength. When in love, you are happy to give all you’ve got and will always work at a relationship and commit tremendous loyalty and dedication.
 

Venus in Aquarius

 
A Venus in Aquarius may start off as your friend, then build up to a relationship. If this is you, you like to know a person before you give your heart to them, if only to make sure that you’re truly compatible past the romance and fireworks stage. Connecting intellectually is important to you and you’re a quirky, innovative and progressive thinker with many fascinating and creative ideas that others will love to engage with.
 
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While you may seem a little cool at first, and you fiercely value your independence, when in love, you’ll often find creative and exciting ways to show your beloved how awesome you think they are, and while you’re sometimes a little put off by overly emotional types, you love far more than you let on and there’s never a dull moment when you’re around!
 

Venus in Pisces

 
Venus in Pisces is ethereal and empathetic, giving support to those who need it and offering caring and understanding shelter, making everyone feel comfortable and nurtured around you. You may seem a little shy at first, but you have an air of kindness about you that attracts people who perhaps need a little guidance, and you’re all too happy to give it. Your romantic, sensitive and idealistic way helps you to connect spiritually with those around you, attracting other spiritually-minded people to you.
 
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When you love, you love unconditionally, and perhaps sometimes to your detriment, people may take advantage of this. You are easily hurt, but would never hurt others, making you a loyal and sensitive partner that would give the world to see those around them happy. You yearn for a fairy-tale happy ending and many would be lucky to receive your giving and eternal love.
 
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Leave a comment below if any of this resonated with you! But remember, Venus is just one puzzle piece in your birth chart, so if it didn’t seem like you, there’s likely some other parts of your chart that are overshadowing this part of you – we can help you find out what! Speak to one of our expert psychic readers today to find out what the planets and stars hold in store for you.
 

10 Top Tips for Mercury Retrograde

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It’s that time of year again – Mercury Retrograde! From July 26th to August 19th, the planet of thought and communication will be creating a standstill. But before you panic, Mercury Retrograde is not necessarily a bad thing, despite what a lot of stuff online may say, but rather, this can be a great time to focus in on what’s not serving us anymore, with the help of some top tips of course!
 
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Look to the Past

 
Technically, what’s happening when we have a retrograde, is that the planet in question (Mercury in this case) looks as if it’s moving backwards across the sky. Traditionally, this would have spelled confusion and “backwards” thinking. However, it’s actually a really good time to look backwards in our own lives, to take stock of where we’ve been, so we can better plan where we’re going.
 
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Take it Slow

 
It pays to slow things down during Mercury Retrograde, not because everything will go wrong if you don’t, but because that way you’ll have chance to notice all the little signs that are desperately trying to show you the way!
 
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Think First

 
Traditionally, Mercury Retrograde is a time when thought and communication can go a bit topsy turvy, so make sure you really think before opening your mouth or making any big decisions. This doesn’t mean you can’t do anything, just be aware that you might change your mind soon after, so think everything through properly before doing or saying anything drastic!
 
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Don’t take it Personally

 
The same goes for information that you receive from others. If you find yourself on the receiving end of negativity or nitpicking, just assume it’s misdirected and don’t take it personally. The retrograde can actually be a good time to learn about how to thicken your skin and not let your mood or self-worth be dictated by others. Only you get to decide how you feel.
 
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Look Up your Horoscope

 
Mercury Retrograde affects everyone slightly differently, for example, if you’re a Virgo or a Gemini, you’ll probably have a more intense experience as Mercury is your ruling planet. Check out my weekly horoscopes for more tailored advice or give one of our advisors a call for extra precise info.
 
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Write it down

 
One way of sorting through potentially confusing thoughts and feelings is to write it all down! Journal it all out and see what comes up for you. Or in the case of overwhelm, create lists so your brain isn’t doing all the work for you.
 
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Focus on the RE- words

 
Retrograde always reminds me of re- words (RE-trograde – get it?) so focus on words like: reassess, review, rehearse, redo, reinterpret, reveal, revive, recover, repeat, revamp, reawaken, reassure, recharge, reconnect, reincarnate, rekindle. Where can you apply them to your life?
 
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Read the Fine Print

 
Mercury is very detail orientated so anything retrograde related will be in the small things. This goes for anything official – make sure you’re really clued up as to what you’re doing, as well as for life in general. Keep an eye out for small signs that will point you in the right direction.
 
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Organise and Declutter

 
Since Mercury is all about the details, it’s time to get real on which of your own details need a bit of a clean-up. Do you need to do some off-season spring cleaning? Has some project sat collecting dust? Do your files need filing and your to-do list tackling? If so, get on it now, you’ll feel so much better for it afterwards!
 
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Open Your Mind

 
As with all astrological transits, it really does pay to be intuitive, and by that, I mean keep an open mind, pay attention to what’s around you and go into everything you do trusting that you’re always on the right path.
 
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So, it’s not all bad! There’s plenty of opportunity here for productivity and progress, you just have to get into the zone and make the most of a potentially confusing time – if you do, you’ll be well on your way to epic planetary transformations, rather than hiding at home because of the big bad retrograde!
 
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Much love!

Ellie Rose x
 
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How to Make the Most of the Summer Solstice!

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This Summer Solstice is on June 21st, the time when the Sun is at its peak. For thousands of years people have worshipped this astrological event, but in a modern world it’s not easy to get to Stonehenge or even find a bonfire to dance around! So here are some small things you can do to mark the occasion and bring in some sunshine to your life.
 

First, what is the Summer Solstice?

 
Summer Solstice, or “Midsummer”, is the time when the days are longest, and the sun is at its highest peak in the sky. We’re at the halfway point of the year and after this, the Sun will start to lower, and the days will become shorter. This is a time of celebration and joy, a time to worship the light and fill yourself up ready to welcome in the harvest and the dark time of year.
 
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Organise Your Thoughts

 
Since we’re halfway through the year, it’s a really good time to write about how far you’ve come and where you’d like to go next. Think of it as a breather before we enter the second half of the year. What goals would you like to accomplish? What are you proud of having achieved so far? Set a timer if it helps and don’t stop to edit, just get all your thoughts down on paper so you’re ready to move forwards.
 
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Collect Plants

 
The days surrounding Summer Solstice have always been known as a good time to collect plants for medicinal or magical use and it’s been said that they will have extra potent powers if collected at this time of year. If you have some nature nearby, why not organise a trip to see what you can find? Wild lavender, mint, garlic, blackcurrants and dandelion can be cooked, put in tea or used in rituals and spells for extra healthy benefits.
 
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Have a Dinner Party

 
Solstices are a traditional time of celebration and what better way to celebrate than with a big slap up meal with all your friends and family? Serve foods like honey, fresh fish, strawberries and cream – anything summery and indulgent that makes everyone feel filled up and happy. Perhaps get the Pimms out and toast to the summer Sun?
 
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Take a Walk

 
Since growth is at its peak right now, this is a great time to take a walk and enjoy some of Mother Nature’s gifts. Get out there and enjoy everything summer has to offer, before long it will be harvest time and the plants will start to return to the earth, so take the opportunity while you can.
 
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Dance

 
In Celtic times, the pagan people would light a bonfire to dance around, now nobody’s saying you need a bonfire to do this, but just dancing around your living room, or even better, your garden, will bring in powerful and positive energies for you to take with you into the second half of the year.
 
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Practice Gratitude

 
Everything around you exists because of the earth providing it to you, so most importantly out of everything at this time of year, we should say thank you. In whatever way you feel comfortable, thank the earth for providing you with shelter, food and light to keep you warm. Write, light a candle, say a prayer, give something back, whatever feels right to you and helps you to remember how beautiful life can be!
 
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So, Happy Solstice, stargazers! I hope you have a wonderful time and remember that Summer is a time to enjoy – so get out there and enjoy it!

Much Love!

Ellie Rose Astrologer x
 
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4 Ways Uranus in Taurus Will Rock Your World

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Uranus has just moved into Taurus, where it will be until mid-November, which means we have six months to harness this metamorphic energy and become the butterfly we know we deserve to be! This is a time of great change, in so many ways, but we need to be strong and flexible in order to reap the benefits.

So how will Uranus in Taurus affect us? You might experience one, or all of these, the energy will focus on the area of your life that needs the biggest makeover!
 
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1. New Ways of Doing Things

 
Uranus encourages us to look at how we’re currently doing things and gives us the courage to do them differently as we need. Like a snow-globe, Uranus is here to shake things up and turn them upside down if that’s what will benefit you, but either way, you’ll start to notice a difference.

Over the next few months, you might find yourself trying out new things – whether that’s a new hobby, new recipe, new style, or bigger things, like a new way of thinking, or a different approach to dating.

You’ll no doubt notice changes outside your own life too as politics are rattled, new technologies are invented, and philosophies alter under the pressure of progress. The whole world is starting to shed its old ways to make room for the new.

Don’t be afraid to join in – change is always beneficial in the long run and you should welcome it with open arms to make the most of it.
 
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2. Rebellious Acts of Self-Worth

 
Uranus in Taurus will change the way we see ourselves and show us what we’re truly made of. In particular, how much we value ourselves will be a big focus.

More people will begin to speak their mind and social media has already begun to shift towards building people up rather than tearing them down.

Ask yourself if you value yourself as much as you should? Are you confident in who you are? Do you bite your tongue when someone upsets you, just to keep the peace, or have you ever thought you weren’t good enough for something, or someone?

We all have our down days, of course, but over the next few months, channel this great energy into believing that you are good enough, the energy of Uranus in Taurus will reward you for it.
 

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3. A Shift in Relationships

 

Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of Love, so it makes sense then that Uranus in Taurus would be here to mix things up in the dating department!

If you’re single, are you chasing something or someone that isn’t right for you? Or if you’re in a relationship, are there some patterns that could do with a bit of a shift?

No doubt we’ll see more revolutionary romances. We’ve already had the ground-breaking marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan (the New York Times called it “the dawn of a new era” – now if that’s not Uranus energy I don’t know what is!), and you might notice yourself beginning to follow your own heart, even if that means having to go against everything you’ve been made to believe.

Uranus will break the patterns of old and show you what you need to do to truly enjoy your relationships, all you have to do is pay attention.
 

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4. Changing Wealth

 

And last but by no means least, our financial situations will be up for judgement! Uranus in Taurus will bring an erratic energy to the economy, our own personal bank accounts, the stock market, even new things like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will break through into the norm.

In fact, “the norm” will be no longer beneath the dynamic energies of Uranus in Taurus. Everything is up for debate and ready to change. This can be good news, if you take advantage!

If you’ve been having money worries, new opportunities will arise to make that bank balance a little healthier looking, but you might have to start doing things a little differently!

Work hard. Trust that things will settle after some turbulence and put faith in your own ability to earn what you need – Uranus in Taurus will take care of the rest.
 

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So! These might sound too hopeful to believe right now, but the trick is to become aware of the call to change. Uranus in Taurus will shift your life in so many ways, but you have to willing to take the leap!

Please leave your lovely comments below! Much Love!

Ellie Rose x

 

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12 Ways to Celebrate Easter According to Your Zodiac Sign

 

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Ellie Rose Astrologer celebrating Easter in Goa, India!

 

Happy Easter, my lovely stargazers! I’m sure you know by now that Easter is a very astrological event tied up in the equinox and the return of the Sun. So, to help you celebrate, here are 12 ways to celebrate Easter according to your zodiac sign – but by all means try more than one of these as a spiritual alternative to chocolate bunnies (which of course you’ll want too).
 
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Aries: Start a new project

 
The Spring Equinox and Easter mark a time of new beginnings and since this is your birthday season, Aries, what better way to celebrate than to start something new? New projects or hobbies can often make us feel nervous, but all the fluffy chicks and new-born lambs can surely provide hope and inspiration for some of that famous fiery Aries passion!
 
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Taurus: Get back to nature

 
In the northern hemisphere, this time of year is when the new buds start budding and flowers bloom again after a long cold winter. Since Taurus is an earth sign, you’re most relaxed when hanging out with Mother Nature, so make sure to find time to enjoy her gifts and celebrate the new season of spring with some walking, picnicking (if the weather permits!), photography or even a spot of tree hugging!
 
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Gemini: Spread some cheer

 
Easter Sunday usually falls on or around the 1st April, which is also known as ‘April Fool’s Day’. This ties directly into the first major arcana card of the Tarot, The Fool. The Fool is the beginning of a journey and represents the childlike innocence we have when at the start of something – we’re yet to become wise or jaded with experience! Since Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the trickster, get your April Fools on and spread a little laughter this Easter!
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Cancer: Worship the moon

 
While Easter is very much about the return of the Sun/Son of Christ, the moon also plays a huge part in the tradition. Easter Sunday always happens on the Sunday after the first Full Moon of Spring. This is why the date can shift around so much from year to year! Since your ruling planet is the Moon, you’re better off focussing on the lunar energies, rather than solar, so for a pagan-style Easter tradition, activate the introspective energies of the moon by journaling, charging your crystals or even just reflecting in her pearly glow from a window.
 
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Leo: Worship the Sun

 
As opposed to Cancer, your ruling sign is the Sun, and since Easter is about the resurrection of our big fiery star (or a certain religious icon), Leos will feel happiest celebrating Easter by embracing the Sun. Dancing, singing or creating will get your sunshiney self in a celebratory mood, so why not take advantage of your extra days off and get busy!
 
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Virgo: Celebrate the feminine

 
With all this talk of Jesus and the Sun, it can be easy to forget that, according to the story, Jesus was conceived around this time of year by the Virgin Mary. Since Virgo is the sign of the virgin, for you, Easter should be a time to remember the feminine side of life; the themes of birth and nurturing. Care for animals or play with children, beautify your home or yourself, feed your family, or let your mother or the important women in your life know that they’re awesome.
 
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Libra: Do a full moon spell

 
Since Easter always has to follow the first full moon of Spring, and Spring is always in Aries season, the first full moon will usually be in your sign: Libra. So, for your Easter tradition, let the Moon show you what needs to be left behind in your life, ready to enter a new year. Make a list of things that aren’t serving you, read it aloud, then burn it (carefully!) to activate the Sun’s fiery energies of rebirth.
 
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Scorpio: Transform the old into new

 
Just like Jesus himself, a Scorpio is the master of transformation, and that’s what Easter is all about! This can be a spiritual kind of transformation, similar to Libra, or it can be as simple as spring cleaning your home, redecorating or up-cycling some old clothes or furniture. Perhaps there’s even a relationship that could do with a little spicing up? Use your phoenix-like abilities to transform something this Easter, even if it’s just turning a plain old egg into a brightly painted one!
 
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Sagittarius: Learn about other cultures

 
Easter isn’t just a western thing, there are so many other cultures that celebrate the beginning of spring (read about more of them here!), so in true Sag spirit, why not learn a little about some of them, or perhaps even plan a trip based on your findings. The whole year lies ahead of you, a little planning and fantasizing about your next adventure is a great way to celebrate a new season.
 
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Capricorn: Set the ball rolling

 
Since Capricorn season, the plants have been planning and growing roots beneath the ground, much like yourself! So now the Sun has returned to his glory, it’s time for you to do the same. Get out your pen and pad and write down what you want to achieve in 2018 and break it down into small, scalable goals. Then pick one and start – the seasons are on your side!
 
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Aquarius: Celebrate with friends

 
Jesus had his disciples, the Sun has the Moon, and the Easter Bunny has… dozens of chocolate-crazed kids? Easter is a time of togetherness, and since you are a pro at bringing people together, you’ll feel happiest surrounded by people, perhaps for lunch, a picnic or even an Easter egg hunt! If you’re feeling extra sociable, get out and volunteer your time for an Easter chat with someone who wouldn’t otherwise get the chance.
 
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Pisces: Ask the angels for guidance

 
Whether you’re a Christian or not, Easter is a very spiritual time of year, and one that many cultures have celebrated throughout time. Since your intuition is strong, why not borrow the Christian concept of angels for a meditation sesh, and ask them for some guidance in moving forward with the seasons. You don’t have to be religious to get advice from above!
 
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Happy Easter! May it be showered with love, chocolate and exciting new adventures! As always, your comments are most welcome! Please leave them for me to read and reply to below.And if you’d like to read more posts from me, please visit Dismystic, my blog on astrology, alchemy, lifestyle, and magic!
 

Ellie Rose Astrologer x
 
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