Makemake rises on the eclipse scene today, as she conjuncts Venus. Makemake is the second new planet to be named after an indigenous people’s creator god, in this case the people of Easter Island. As she joins with Venus in Libra, she will help bring the best of our creative thinking out into the light of day, help us rise out of the density of any emotional bog or other stuck place we have been in, especially Librans or Taureans.

This is the time for all of us to begin to use our positive talents and abilities in new ways, even if it’s simply to express who we are without holding back.

Makemake is about creating, pure and simple, and as an egg shaped body, this aspect is very much about rebirth for any of us with love, not just Librans.

However this is a special period for Librans and Taureans too. Librans seem to be getting special recognition this eclipse and finding love moreso than usual, but of course sometimes this requires effort and action, rather than sitting on the fence as Librans can do so well.

I know Saturn has been holding some of you cardinal signs back, so now is the time to get past some blocks to love fully and unconditionally, without strings and without fear.

The eclipse effect is one of taking things out of our hands to give us all a good kick start to a new outlook and new expression of self.

Aries have the Venus/Makemake aspect in their relationship zone, so will feel it too in the form of someone they appreciate and admire giving them a boost of appreciation , and helping them also shine in their own light a bit more than usual.

Venus is square to Saturn in Capricorn, so this is a little bit of a downer for Caps at this time’ who may have to work a bit harder to get their own creative energies flowing, so working on their own chakra blocks a little more than usual is recommended.

Use the magic energy of Makemake to create new possibilities all you Goats out there !
This is a chance to learn new trust in self and the universe and make major breakthroughs for the same.

Mercury Rx conjuncts Pallas in Leo, a hint that Geminis and Virgos, Leos too are getting Warrior Goddess support at present, and some wise, helpful advice, or at least the chance to find agreement with any parties that have been difficult to deal with lately.

Any of these signs may be especially impressed today by someone who is wise and has a lot of inner wisdom, who is fair and just.

Mercury also quincunxes Neptune, so there is a lot of reflecting happening, as there is meant to be with Mercury Rx until the 18th August when s/he goes direct again.

This one could cause confusion, but is designed to make us use our intuition and instincts to find answers to any stuck situations.

Spend some time in quiet meditation or contemplation if you feel you are not getting anywhere.

Breathe light (prana) into your entire body to heal and help open up your inner light of understanding and knowledge.

Pisces, Geminis and Virgos especially so.

The partial solar eclipse tomorrow is Perigee, meaning it’s closest to the earth, so even though only partial, this is a very powerful eclipse happening at 18 degrees Leo, NZ time exact at 9. 47 pm Saturday the 11th, so for most of you elsewhere (except Aust) this will be early hours of the morning of the 11th .

On the day Mercury will square Jupiter in Scorpio, which is a very “throw all to the wind “ aspect, so make sure you have fun, but stay safe at the same time, as eclipse energies are random, hard to predict, but for most the major events are already over.

Jupiter in Scorpio does represent all that has been repressed, including anger or fear, so in this period ahead much will be released from individuals, including world leaders, or the planet itself, and being a supermoon type eclipse, the earth still could move as in the tectonic plates, and weather could turn nastier in various parts of the world, so if travelling do take extra care these few days.

As always this is a time of many political events and crises which are happening in most countries I can think of.

Light your candles and affirm your own new beginnings and needs tomorrow, and enjoy the eclipse show whatever it may bring to you, but most of all remember not to hide from others the best of self, and to honour the same.


About Janne’s Astrology: Your birth chart is a map of the heavens when you were born as viewed from our home planet Earth. Culture and location can influence the differences in two people born at the same time on this planet. We use 10 planetary bodies including the sun and the moon to interpret a birth chart, also including Uranus, Neptune and Pluto — relative new comers to astrology and there are still traditional astrologers who will not use them.

The planets have unique energies that affect us in similar ways that the moon does with tides and cycles here on earth, including tectonic plate movement. At the time of birth the heavens imprint our very natures and set the patterns for our future with “promised” events unfolding as the heavenly bodies continue to move around the zodiac in their transits, some moving faster than others.  Different astrologers use different methods, some taking into account the precession of the equinoxes, some using ancient techniques and some using more modern.  I use a mix of both.


You can find additional free astrological based forecasts from Janne via her Neptune’s Magic Facebook page here. Janne also offers detailed personal readings. You can find astrological discussions over on transients’ community forum, The Roundtable

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