Sweethearts! Finally the horoscopes for the mutable rising signs are here! Sorry that I’ve kept you waiting for so long. When Mercury stationed direct I finally got some flow in my writing again. Though I’ve also been distracted by hair issues which caused some delays. This lady is going blonde again, which is easier said than done; but I miss my natural colour. When I was younger I used to dye my hair regularly. In the past eight years or so I haven’t. I just kept my natural blonde colour and loved it. But then this April Uranus touched my ascendant while Venus just entered her pre retrograde shadow period and I decided to throw some red dye in my hair. An act of rebellion and empowerment. At that moment I already knew I would regret it. And I do regret now. On the other hand. I want to live an exciting life and thus I rather make mistakes and fail than live a safe and boring life. Ah well I’m talking about hair here, it’s a first world problem! And things change anyway. So will my hair. One day it will be grey. And I will love it. All things change. Which you mutable signs know all too well. Everything in life changes. Nothing stays the same. And life becomes a lot easier when we can go with that flow. The art of letting go, while at the same time daring to ride the waves. The mutable signs have a gift for flexibility that I find inspiring. Of course it depends a lot on other placements in your personal chart whether you identify with that flexibility. But there is a part of you that definitely seeks or brings changes in life. Dear mutable rising signs, here are your horoscopes for the second half of 2020. (The horoscopes for the other signs can be found in the previous two articles.)Continue
The first half of 2020 was certainly interesting, I think for all of us. Apocalypse and all… What to expect for the second half? I wrote down some insights on what’s to come for humankind in general in the article on the last Full Moon (click to read). I also wanted to share horoscopes for the different signs. These horoscopes turned out to be quite large. And I only touch on a few transits. So these horoscopes are still incredibly general (not to mention that I can’t give specifics because that depends on the individual birth chart). Anyway, I share the horoscopes in groups. Here are the horoscopes for those of you with the ascendant in a fixed sign: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. (You can find the horoscopes for the cardinal rising signs in the previous article. I will publish the horoscopes for the mutable signs soon.)
In the horoscopes for the fixed signs I zoom in on the Uranus in Taurus transit. Which also means that your horoscopes are actually not that much about the second half of 2020 per se; a lot of what you read below holds value for a bigger time period. For some it may resonate a lot, based on the experiences you have had in the past two years. For some it will unfold in the future. Because I’m talking about a transit that lasts from 2018-2026 and you won’t notice its effects everyday over this whole period (luckily). Anyway, this transit is all about breaking free and revolutionising yourself! All the fixed signs have a chance to do that. You guys are actually forced to do it. Breaking free of chains seems exciting huh? Revolutionising yourself sounds awesome. In reality it’s often terrifying. So often we stay in our chains out of fear and sometimes even out of comfort. So often we come to love our chains. Chains can provide stability and safety. But, they won’t let you grow and develop yourself. They hold you back from chasing your dreams, even if you still have no idea what those dreams are. Uranus is trying to break you free from the chains, without your permission. To stand free, open and vulnerable in the world is scary. But goddamn there is so much potential too. Ok, enough introduction. More specifics in the horoscopes.Continue
The astrology of 2020 sucks. It just sucks. We see it reflected in the world: pandemic and other crap. The world is a mess. As above so below. The transits of the luminaries and planets throughout 2020 are not just intense, they are destructive and purge all toxicities out of the repressed unconscious trauma and sadism of humankind. This needs to bring transformation, healing, revolution and growth. But it will take a while until we get there. Throughout 2020 we get to face our global karma. In 2021 the healing starts. As I’ve repeatedly stated: the malefic planets are strong throughout this year and in conflict with each other, while the benefic planets are either as weak as they can be (Jupiter) or in okay-ish and with moments weakened state (Venus). We don’t just see the crap astrology reflected in what’s happening in the world. It’s also reflected in our personal lives. The way in which the transits in 2020 impact you, however, depends on your personal chart. It’s not that nothing good happens in 2020. It’s just an intense and quite difficult year for the most of us.Continue
The Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius wants us to shed skin. To release that what is toxic, no longer truthful and no longer of service to us. I want to ask you to reflect on the following questions in the upcoming week (and well, actually during the rest of your life until toxic systems have been broken down). The cosmos is urging humanity to reflect on the topics below. If you think you have more important things to do than to take and make the time to work through these questions, then you are a fool.
Where am I right now and how did I get here? In what body was I born? How has my body enabled or prevented me to do or ‘accomplish’ things in life? What influence did health, sex, color, (dis)ability, marks, or the like have? Have I ever felt unsafe somewhere because of my body? If not, can I imagine feeling unsafe because of a different gender, sex, color, etc.? What gender do I identify with? Who am I attracted to? And how has this influenced my sense of safety and belonging throughout life? What do these answers say about the systems we are living in? We need to reflect on patriarchy. We need to reflect on white supremacy. We also need to understand how we keep these systems in place, before we can understand how to change them. How do these systems suppress you? How do these systems enable you? Be f****** honest. Being white has enabled me. I have been put down for being a woman. We all have our own stories. Systems exist because we humans have built them and keep them in place. I am too responsible, even if I am disgusted by them.
What else has enabled you in life? Where were you born? Somewhere in Europe maybe? The Netherlands, like me? Did you have access to school too? Healthcare? Was there peace or war? Where do the clothes you wear come from? Secondhand or new? Do you know who made them? Were they made by your mom, with love? Were they made by a starving single mom in Taiwan? Where does your food come from? The food that enables you to keep being alive. The food that enables you to enjoy life, to workout, to have sex. Do you sustain yourself by eating vegetables grown in soil nurtured by organic compost? Do you sustain yourself with tortured animals who got to live for six weeks in small dark farms? What kind of practices do you support with the food and clothing that you buy? What kind of consumer are you? What systems do you sustain? Fair labor and human rights? Or exploitation? Do you just take from Mother Earth without regard for suffering or do you find creative ways to minimize the impact you have on the climate? And do you see how capitalism is related to patriarchy and white supremacy? Because: what do the people who make the clothing sold by Primark look like?
This Full Moon urges you to reflect on your life philosophies, the systems you are part of and your contribution to these systems. This Full Moon urges you to dare to let go of the parts of those systems that make you feel safe. To acknowledge where you are benefitting. To take responsibility.Continue