Astrology & Numerology

Astro-Numerology for 2024

Mars, Mercury & the Mantis (Leo) Moon

28 January brings an exact conjunction between Mars and Mercury in Capricorn. We can expect the energy of this alignment to last for about 2 weeks (23 Jan - 6 Feb). Although this conjunction happens 2-3 times per year, the last time this placement happened in the sign of Capricorn was in 2010, and will happen again in 2042. 

Communication, plans, mental processes, words and speech meet action, reaction, aggression, dynamism and war, and this happens in a sign assigned to money, tradition, boundaries and doing things "the way they have always been done."

As such, we should be wary about fights and arguments during this time. The themes of verbal and intellectual debate and contention (socially, politically, and inter-personally) might include people not seeing eye-to-eye around topics of finances, feeling that others are "over-stepping" the boundaries (sometimes literally, think 'borders'), and disagreements about things being done differently to the ways they have always been done.

At home this could equate to arguments about finances, family and friends asking too much of us, or not seeing eye-to-eye with our loved ones because we (or they) want to do things differently. 

In the bigger scheme of things we may see heated political debates around policy, economy, and social norms.

However, it's not all bad! This conjunction can be a great time to put our plans and thoughts into action, "clear the air" around things that have been getting stale, and driving big energy into accomplishing our goals! Keep a level head. Try not to lose your cool. The full moon now amplifies all cosmic forces. Think twice before you speak.

The MANTIS full moon is a beautiful name for the full moon in January, and more can be read about this moon HERE, at the CENTRE FOR ASTRONOMICAL HERITAGE (SOUTH AFRICA).

2024 - Awaken Aquarius!

January 2024 brings us into a Universal Year of 8. Themes will be around money, power, success, energy, and making-and-breaking patterns/cycles.

Money, Energy & Success

8 years are an excellent time to make money! Money, like any mode of exchange, is an energy, and thus it requires energy to make it. Mental energy, creative energy, physical energy, time and space. If you are dedicated to working on expanding your business, client acquisition, beginning a new side-hustle, or taking your prosperity practices to a new level, 2024 (Universal Year of 8) is the best time within the 9-year-cycle to do this. 

Patterns & Cycles - Make or Break!

Before we build our mansions of success, it is helpful to remember that we cannot build on old, outdated foundations. The 8 year encourages us to break old cycles and habits that no longer serve us. This is the best time to kick the addiction, stop smoking, get off the couch, and cease procrastination.

Create positive new patterns now!

Begin working on setting realistic and sustainable goals for yourself, and practice sticking to them. The secret here is REALISTIC, BELIEVABLE, ACHIEVABLE! 

There is no point setting yourself up for failure. Rather, set yourself up for SUCCESS!

Pluto enters Aquarius (22 January 2024)

Pluto (planet of transformation, destruction and initiation) has been plodding along in fixed sign of Capricorn since 2008 (which coincides with the beginning of the global financial crisis). This brought about 16 years of economic challenge and change. Our old ways of working with business, structures and finance will never be the same again. Old economic structures continue to fall, and we enter a "new age" of global interaction.

Now, a new initiation is taking place - a humanistic one with strange undertones.

Aquarian themes often deal with words such as SCI-FI, INTELLIGENCE, ALIEN , GENIUS, INVENTION, and HUMANISM.

20 years of Pluto-in-Aquarius will see an acceleration of the technological advancements that occurred in the past 200 years. These advancements may lead to new integrations of technology such as drones, lasers, neuro-link software development, and AI that may not only improve our lives, but only after it has been experimented with in the development of governmental weaponry (if past trends are anything to go by). 


... Can this be positive?

Astrology can tell us the themes of certain time periods, and show us how humanity is likely to respond to such trends in time and space. When we look back to the late 18th century (when last we saw this placement) we see similar trends to what we are seeing now. These themes are:

Jupiter Conjunct Uranus in Taurus (April 2024)

Every 14 years we see this optimistic placement. Watch out for exciting innovations in food technology, agriculture, and advancing material sciences. 

Sudden new discoveries will be made this year, rapid advancements in diet and nutrition, and breakthroughs that will change the way we relate to the world forever.

We may see more price hikes in food, but also an expansion of the varieties of eco-friendly products found in shops and online. 


to Break Old Cycles, Escape Unwanted Patterns & Heal Addictions

As yogis we are encouraged to observe the heavenly cycles, and then to apply our tools so that we can navigate cosmic tides harmoniously.

This meditation is a powerful and simple way to break out of confining, restrictive habits.

Astro-Numerology for 2023

November 2023

November! Here comes the fire of summer here in the Southern hemisphere, along with a rise in internal mood, energy and motivation for many folks.

As Venus enters her ruling sign of Libra on 8 November (11:31) she brings out our true romantic nature! Relationships can thrive, and we can see many aspects of ourselves reflected in the mirror image of our friends and partner. During this time we may crave balance, peace and being surrounded by beauty. Surround yourself with peaceful and beautiful environments, enjoy celebrating the arts, listen to music, make love, spend time with friends, and offer a toast to Venus, the Goddess of Love.

Scorpio hosts the Sun, Mercury and Mars this November. With all the loving energy going around from Venus, be careful for the first 3 weeks to avoid jealousy and deep insecurities and old fears coming up to claw below the floorboards of your heart. This is a great time to be careful of using words that could sting (ouch!), and making silly, irrattional, or impulsive decisions based on reactive emotions.

The end of November brings relief as these planets move into Sagittarius, where the Centaur helps us to heal and patch things up. The last week of November is a great time to go into nature to ground any remaining "poison" that may be left inside - either your own, or from the lashes given from someone else. 

Saturn goes direct (leaves his retrograde) on 4 November after 5 months of being in retrograde. Get ready for any remnants of stagnation to begin to slowly begin to move again - like a wheel that has been stuck in the mud, and now starts a gradual progression towards freeing itself so that the journey may continue. This is a great time to close off any major chapters and let go of things hanging on that no longer serve you (clients who don't pay, old habits, addictions etc). 

Numerologically this November resonates to the number 18/9. This number always heralds changes and endings (which compounds the energy mentioned above with Saturn), but always in alignment with preparation for something new (beginning in December). This is a month to focus on leadership, money, power, and participating in activities that enhance your energy and overall vitality.

Months ruled by 9 usually bring some "contractions" as the processes of rebirthing happens now after 9 months, and this will yield the end of a cycle of whatever happened in the previous 9 months (starting in March 2023).


September 2023

September is a month of continuation of the themes of August, except for some slight variations. 

Firstly, the heavy exhaustion may lift a bit! Mars entered Libra on 28 August, and this takes our energy levels out of the dense, heavy sign of Virgo into a more directive (cardinal) air sign. While our energies in July-Aug were best geared in the direction of "sorting out", making lists and plans, our energy is now better suited to bringing in balance! If you are leaning too much into one direction, what areas of your life are being neglected? Shift the weight a bit, and prioritise your energy into those spaces. Be wary of igniting anger and getting stuck in the head.This is a time for harmonious action.

Venus goes direct on 3 September. The past few weeks may have seen a need to re-evaluate our relationships (family, partners, friends). This may have been a needing to close up loose ends, say what has been on your heart, and face strange dreams that may be of a social (or even sexual) nature. Remember that dreams are a way for our minds to heal and process... then release and let it go. 

Venus direct is a beautiful time for prioritising love, friendship, beauty, art, music and culture. Celebrate the beauty of spring!

King Jupiter goes retrograde on 4 September in the (fixed) sign of Taurus (and will be that way until 30 December). Whilst usually Jupiter (our great financial advisor) encourages us to EXPAND - now he puts the hand of caution up! "NO BIG FINANCIAL MOVES NOW!", he warns us, "Hold on to your money." This is not the time for silly-season spending, but a time of savvy-saving. 

Advice is to work with what you already have, conserve energy, and don't start any major expansive projects until the new year.