Sagittarius 2021 year ahead

Big focus in this chart is partnerships – personal and or business. There is some tension and it could well relate to your work and daily routine. Power dynamics within these relationships are important – so too your joint responsibilities. It is important to find sustainable solutions at this time. Are you committed to your relationship and if so what needs to shift for both parties going forward? Work and well-being are important.

Joint resources are a focus too. Once again message is all about financial situation that is changing and it will be good to be sensible and prudent financially.

You seem very keen to travel – is this even possible at this time? You may get the break you desire. Luck may just be on your side.

Work is very unpredictable and disruptive. You need to embrace change and uncertainty. This may very well open up new opportunities and new ways of operating which could be beneficial in the end. Difficult managing career and family matters – think about what is important when it comes to resources and relationships. What truly matters?

It is important to make time for sporting or creative pursuits. Time to have some fun or connect with your children.

Scorpio 2020/21 year ahead

The big focus in this chart is your relationship – personal and or business. This is not an easy period. There are issues to resolve – are you emotionally supported in your relationship? Do you support your partner from an emotional perspective? What fundamentally needs to change? The theme is letting go. It is important to manage your joint financial resources – this includes matters of debt and taxation. Your joint financial matters need to reflect circumstances that suit long term planning. A working partnership looks particularly challenging.

What legal matters need attending at this time? This is a very good time to be decisive. Has your relationship (personal and or business) run its course? Can it fundamentally shift and evolve?

How do you deal with significant loss or trauma? How does your partner cope? What about your work and daily routine? How does this impact on your relationship?

Home and family is a focus. There is tension in chart between career and personal goals and career objectives. It is a good time to look at a radical change in direction. Find a new business or career opportunity. Be bold and take a risk. Look at ways of managing your personal and shared resources. There are some sticking points that need to be resolved.

Would you like to move further a field – perhaps abroad? Is this legally possible and what financial position do you need to be in to make this happen?

Covid-19 and its impact globally and here is SA

Jupiter conjunct Pluto – this conjunction started on 29 Feb 2020 and ends on 12 Nov 2020. It is exact on 5 April, 30 June and 12 Nov 2020. These dates may become important in this pandemic and with regards the lockdowns.

These planets were last conjunct between 16 Nov 2007 and 5 Jan 2008. The global financial crisis of Dec 2007 to June 2009 which started with the subprime mortgage crisis. It was followed by a period of extended recession – Great Recession between 2012 and 2015.

As I have mentioned before Pluto is associated with the following – atomic bombs, assassinations, bacteria, betrayal, catastrophes, cemeteries, coffins, convicts, crematories, crime, death, decay, decomposition, defiance, demolition, destitution, devastation, dictators, disasters, epidemics, evacuation, executions, extremism, filth, gangsters, garbage, mortality, murder, obituaries, plagues, plutonium, poison, pornography, procreation, prostitution, purging, rape, rodents, rotting, rubbish, sewage, suicides, swamps and bogs, taxation, tyrants, victims, viruses, volcanoes and wars.

Jupiter will magnify these problems. Jupiter is fallen in Capricorn – this creates further problems. Jupiter is not comfortable in this sign. With respect to the Covid-19 virus we must expect the death toll to rise and the cases to increase. Debt problems will escalate post the shut-down here in SA and globally. Those with debt problems prior to this crisis will find themselves in very difficult circumstances. The ripple effect across the economy will multiply exponentially – just like the Covid-19 cases. That is why it is so important for us to flatten the curve so that the health professionals can cope and not become overwhelmed. But there are consequences to extended lockdowns and those are economic. Businesses will find themselves drowning in debt – no income and certain unavoidable expenses. They may very well be forced to close which will increase the number of individuals who find themselves without employment. The impact of lockdown is likely to be extremely severe. This process only completes towards mid to end November.

Government will realise it has a massive fiscal deficit. With businesses not able to trade and generate income, the government will feel the effects of less tax revenue. The government will need to provide financial support for all entities and individuals post shut-down. It is going to be a massive undertaking for everyone.

We can’t take our eye off the ball currently – these are unprecedented times. We need to find sustainable solutions collectively.

What to do when Mercury is retrograde?


The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts and motor cars/modes of transport. So, when Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow extra time for travel, and avoid signing contracts. Double check your email responses, check in with reservations before you take that trip. Review projects and plans at these times, perhaps wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions. You can’t stop your life, but plan ahead, have back-up plans, and be prepared for angrier people and misunderstandings.

This Mercury retrograde happens in Scorpio/Libra. At the start Mercury is opposed Uranus – we must expect some volatile interactions. Be prepared for the unexpected. Towards the end of October, Mercury squares Jupiter and Saturn. This implies there will be consequences for decisions taken. It will be interesting to watch the various business rescue scenarios during this period. Outcomes that stick may be tricky.

Libra 2020/21 year ahead

The big focus is your relationship and your shared financial resources. This is not an easy period for you and your partner (personal and or business). What is the impact on your home and family? There may well be some disruptions and surprises. Change is appropriate. Perhaps it is time to move and or relocate? Are there legal matters that need to be resolved?

This is an important time to manage your boundaries and understand your own limitations. Do you find yourself needing time out? Important to rest and recharge otherwise you may be forced to rest. Find yourself in hospital? Is a friend in hospital?

The chart could indicate that your partner is having a difficult time from a work and or wellness point of view. It seems like something significant needs to shift. This could be putting tension on you in your relationship and your joint financial resources may be under pressure.

Your personal financial circumstances seem somewhat constrained. It is important to manage your debt and taxation issues. Is money slipping through your fingers? Be mindful that you are not easily deceived at this time.

What are your professional goals at this time? Is your work fulfilling? Does it make your heart sing?

The chart shows some tension with siblings and or schools and shared resources and or legal matters.


All of us are grieving. Some have lost loved ones to Covid-19. Others have lost loved ones to other illnesses and they may very well have been sick for a very long time. It must have been devastating not being able to be with these family members or friends in their time of need. Many people have lost incomes, jobs, businesses or livelihoods. Financial stress is very concerning and drowning in debt is incredibly stressful. Being unable to feed ones family and not having money to pay rent or your bond is a desperate situation. For others the loss relates to postponed weddings or family holidays.

We have all lost everyday routine – going to work and connecting with people in the office; missing the school routine of learning, friendship and sport; parents missing the social connections in the school environment whether it is watching sport, music concerts or plays. What about the Grade 12 class of 2020? They missed pretty much missed most of the academic year but also all the milestones – matric dance, sporting contests, charity work, plays and concerts. What about 1st year university students? Or final year students? Most had 6 weeks of university life. 2020 has been salvaged with online classes but there is no community experience of student life, sports and clubs. Mums with new born babies have lost the connection with other mothers in play groups or stimulation groups. The list is endless. We have all lost something in 2020 and we need to acknowledge this loss and process our grief.

I am reminded of the 5 stages of grief – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. This work related to loss from terminal illness. But it is now accepted that these stages of grief can be applied to anyone experiencing loss/grief whether through illness or loss of income or business etc.

I know this process well. I too was once consumed by grief post the termination of a Down’s pregnancy during an IVF journey. It was a very difficult period in my life but a time that was also incredibly powerful and transformative. I would encourage anyone to truly process one’s grief fully. It is not easy nor pretty. But at some stage the grief will need to be processed. When we push our feelings aside and try to control or deny our feelings they will find a way to emerge – perhaps many years later. It will be that much harder to process the grief that was so well hidden and buried. Grief is a completely natural process. We need to give people space to grieve knowing we cannot fix it for them. It is important to just be there and hold the space for them to grieve. This is also not easy.

The Five Stages of Grief Are…

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

Denial – this is the first stage – not being able to fully grasp the situation – can’t believe this has happened. We enter this stage so that the loss doesn’t come crashing down on us.

Anger – we direct our anger outside of self – at the world, an institution, the health system. Anger allows us to work through some emotions without feeling vulnerable. Once the anger is exhausted the person has an opportunity to face the loss.

Bargaining – like denial and anger this stage allows us to avoid being vulnerable and asking for help. In this stage we bargain – if only…. It is only natural to try and make sense of the loss. But sadly there are some losses that cannot be explained.

Depression – this stage is the most recognisable stage of grief. We see others face their loss and become overwhelmed with sadness. Those grieving will tend to isolate themselves. It will be difficult to socialise, get out of bed and face the day. It just feels overwhelmingly difficult. You may very well feel like giving up and curling up in a ball and hoping to disappear. Life seems pointless. This is a natural process but can become very destructive if the person grieving doesn’t ask for help. Suicide is a real danger during this period.

Acceptance – this is the final stage, when the person grieving can see some light at the end of the tunnel. They are able to accept their situation and move forward. The healing process can begin and the person can integrate the loss into their life experience.

This process takes time. The grieving process cannot be rushed. The person may not move through all stages in sequence. It is often said that it takes 3 years to process a loss. The first year you are just going through the motions, the second year you are working through all the anniversaries related to the loss and it is only in the third year that you are able to move forward into the light.

We all need to recognise that this is a very difficult time globally. Grief is all around us. But is it also a time of profound change. Once we process the loss and move forward we will have stepped forward into a new reality – into the light.

Virgo 2020/21 year ahead

This is an important time with regards your significant relationship – personal and or business. Joint financial matters are a priority.

The tension in the chart relates to your siblings and perhaps those of your partner/spouse. Is the tension connected to knowledge versus faith? What about legal matters related to your work? Schooling requires much of your energy at this time – many disruptions and uncertainty.

Be mindful of your own limitations. You may need time to rest and recharge. Hospital? Is your partner unwell? How do those near and dear cope? Including yourself.

Your connection to your children is also important at this time. Once again also tension. Does it relates to illness and or hospitalisation?

Use this time constructively. Set aside this time for quiet contemplation. Time to look deeply inside of self. Letting go of past hurt and pain is important. No time to hold onto things that no longer serve you positively. Important to be dealing with all hidden matters. This is no time to be delusional about your personal financial situation. You need to sort out matters of debt and taxation.

Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto – Stellium 2020

The last time Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto came together in this powerful combination was way back in July 1146. During this time they came together in the sign of Taurus. Taurus is a sign associated with currency and resources, fields of wheat and cattle – agriculture. 1146 was recorded as a rainy year and the harvest failed in Europe leading to one of the worst famines in the century.

These planets – Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto now converge in Capricorn throughout 2020. This is the territory of governments and business. Corporates and governments need to change. Pluto is associated with taxation and debt. Excessive corporate profits are an issue as the income inequality across the globe is highlighted. Corporations needing to be taxed in the jurisdictions within which they operate is also significant. This is a big problem globally especially amongst the technology companies. People and governments are drowning in debt. We are in the midst of a global financial crisis. With the lockdown, global trade has been severely disrupted and many businesses will likely close as they struggle to survive this current period. Record numbers of people will be unemployed as businesses fold and falter. This situation is very concerning. Individuals will be pushing personal debt to the limits. This is just not sustainable. This is a big reset for the global economy.

This is also an important time to make sure that those in power (governments and corporations) do not abuse their power. There is a very real danger at this time.

Pluto is also associated with viruses and this time of Covid-19 has been particularly disruptive as we struggle with this unknown disease and no vaccine. The virus peak will likely drop off after end November 2020. Pluto is very much associated with fear and fear is paralysing. We need to be mindful to be careful and sensible and not fearful. As more information about the disease is revealed and treatment protocols in place hopefully this fear subsides in time.

This convergence of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto has not happened for a very long time – not in living memory or even recent history. And this makes this time so unbelievable extraordinary and powerful. We have to change. We must change. We need to make changes individually and collectively.

Listen to this podcast – we should have paid more attention to the astrologers! 8 minutes 50 seconds into the podcast.

Leo 2020/21 year ahead

This is an important time professionally. Your are very focussed on what you need to achieve in your career/business. The financial rewards and recognition is important to you. As much as you are successful in the world you may feel alone. How do you reconnect with your own emotional well-being?

Your relationship is very important and needs your focus and attention. There are some issues that you need to resolve with your partner and these relate to home and family and the children too. Your joint financial circumstances may change unexpectedly.

It is important to make time for your children. Equally you need to make time for pleasure in your life too. Schedule time for creative or sporty pursuits. It can’t be all about work all the time.

Eclipse 21 June 2020

Eclipses occur when the Sun, Earth and Moon align with the Moon’s Nodes. Eclipses repeat approximately every 19 years. See links below for the full explanation.

The Solar Annular Eclipse which occurred on the 21 June 2020 at 0 degrees Cancer has a link with the Total Solar Eclipse at 0 degrees Cancer in 2001. See the attached links to the paths of these eclipses. Totality is where the eclipse is most likely to have the greatest influence on the social, political and natural systems of those geographic areas affected.

Each eclipse belongs to a Saros cycle. These cycles start at one of the poles and travel north or south across the earth to the opposite pole. This process takes a very long time.

The Solar Annular Eclipse – 21 June 2020 at 0 degrees Cancer – belongs to Saros 4 North. This family of eclipses started on 25 May 1389 and concludes on 29 June 2633. This is described as a difficult Saros Series. The themes of restriction, restraint, separation, inhibition and illusions are present in this series. The series seems to block progress and it is best advised to wait until the eclipse passes before taking action. The effect of an eclipse is described as lasting about 6 months to a year.

Total Solar Eclipse at 0 degrees Cancer in 2001 – belongs to Saros 3 North. This series started on 10 Oct 991 and concludes on 11 Nov 2235. This series is described as excessive. Its main theme relates to young people or news that transforms a situation. The information can cause worry and this can lead to obsession.

The next eclipse at this degree will occur on 21 June 2039 – Annular Solar Eclipse – and will form part of the Saros 5 North Series. As you can see the Saros Series move forward from 3 North in 2001 to 4 North in 2020 and then 5 North in 2039. The 5 North Saros Series is described as a very unusual series involving sudden flashes or ideas that seem to have a psychic or unconscious association. Visions and dreams are the essence of this family of eclipses. It is described as a truly creative series and should leave those enriched.

William Lilly in the 16th Century described the solar and lunar eclipses by degrees of each sign. He divided each sign into thirds – first 10 degrees, 10 to 20 degrees and then 20 to 30 degrees. He describes 0 Cancer (first 10 degrees of Cancer) as a solar eclipse that disturbs the air and stirs up strange weather. It inclines men to arms and to violate National Leagues often deceitfully under the auspices of religion.

It is always interesting to follow the path of the eclipse as this is where it will be felt more significantly. Totality is more pronounced. Then it is interesting to see what the degrees mention of each eclipse and which Saros Series it belongs.