Wednesday, September 28, 2016

October 2016:The Saturn-Neptune square: the end, finis, moving on



During October:

The Sun is in Libra-the sign ruling the 7th house of marriage and partnerships until October 22, when it enters Scorpio, the sign ruling the eighth house of sex, change and transformation and other people's money.

Venus is in the intense sign of Scorpio until the 18th when it enters the sign ruling ideas, Sagittarius. Love will take on a lighter and flightier tone.

Mars is in the sign of Capricorn all month.

Jupiter is in Libra.

Saturn will move from 11-14 degrees of Sagittarius.

Uranus will retrograde from 23-21 degrees of Aries

Neptune remains retrograde at 9 degrees of Pisces

Pluto moves from 14-15 degrees of Capricorn Having turned direct September 26, Plutonian energy is very powerful now, as it always is during its stationary direct period. If you have Cardinal planets-Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn at 13-16 degrees this energy will affect you, bringing major change into your life at this time. Things that have been hidden or in your subconscious mind tend to come to the surface now.

As we begin the month of October the good news is the powerful Neptune-Saturn square (and t-square) that has dominated the sky since fall of 2015 is starting to separate, and energies will shift again, and it can only be for the better. While all things serve a purpose this energy has been negative, confusing and depressing. Old realities and life situations in the world and in our personal lives have faded away and dissolved, but now will be the time to create a new vision and a new reality based on more solid footing as we move into the future.

This powerful mutable square, the last of which we experienced in the mid-1930's, (bringing Adolf Hitler to power) has brought change, chaos, confusion and uncertainty to our collective world and our own personal lives. For a while this spring/summer, Jupiter in Virgo was involved in the Saturn-Neptune square, making it a T-square (3 planets).

Now that the energy is shifting away from this we will be able to see the reality of many things and situations in our lives and in the world. While Saturn rules our structures, Neptune rules illusion, delusion and confusion and tends to dissolve things over time, hence the situations we have seen in the world. But, this energy will not immediately lift overnight. It has started to shift and by year's end there is a 10 degree orb, and this will be a thing of the past.

The US Presidential election stands out as one of the strangest and most convoluted in decades. We have seen a year  of scandals, deception, out and out lies, lack of clarity, and alleged lies that may or may not be correct. I have personally heard many statements that I know for a fact are not correct, and the Saturn-Neptune energy has not only been scandals, it has been mistruths and misconceptions.

One of the best examples of mistruths I experienced is when a friend told me Dearborn, MI was under sharia law.  If you click the link the story looks real doesn't it? I was shocked. But my newspaper background and common knowledge of the US Constitution kicked in about 30 seconds later and a quick look on Snopes told me this was yet another lie published on the internet. How many people actually believed this without checking the facts? It's imperative to check facts in the world and your personal life. You may be operating on the basis of half baked ideas and misconceptions otherwise.

The US election is only one area where convoluted energy has occurred, nor is Saturn-Neptune only about lies and misconceptions. Neptune is Pisces is very powerful and shows us large groups of disenfranchised people. The world has seen the mass exodus of Syrian refugees, the UK leaving the European Union, and general discontent in many sectors around the world, race issues, and many other problems.

We have seen the threat of terrorism the Saturn-Neptune square clearly spells out. As Neptune rules religion, ISIS has risen to the top terrorist group in the world, but there are many others such as Boco Harem. What these groups practice is murder and mayhem cloaked in the guise of religion and ideology (Neptune). This ugly transit has brought about a great increase worldwide in suicide bombings and massacres of all types.

We have seen water problems (Neptune rules water) with the problem in Flint, Michigan. Weather patterns are changing and we have seen substantial storms and flooding this year.

We have seen protests, police shootings that have taken front and center, police killings, and the great racial divide much like the 1960's has raised its ugly head once again.

And then, there are the computer hackings, too many to name. As this blog is written, new outlets are reporting Democratic National Committee members have had their phones hacked, possibly by Russia. But, no evidence has been presented publicly to substantiate this. Hacking and cyber warfare will continue to be a problem well into the future. Jupiter will oppose Uranus later in the year and we could see more internet hackings by foreign entities before the year ends.

These are but a few of the problems we have experienced collectively over the course of this powerful  transit, and many of us have also experienced dissolving realities in our own personal lives leaving us feeling unsure, betrayed, lost and without solid footing.

So as this energy moves away will these problems cease to exist? No, of course not, but as the planets separate will be in a better position to a access the problems and come up with  real and workable solutions to our problems.

The same goes for our personal lives. There has been a great deal of loss for many individuals this year, especially those with mid-degree mutable planets-Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Relationships, jobs and friendships have been lost to name a few. Lives have been changed and many feel stability has slipped away.

Now is the time to start moving forward and creating a new reality for to replace that which has been lost in our personal loves. It may start out slow but have faith the new will soon emerge and we will be on more solid footing again.

As Jupiter is in Libra if you have ended a relationship, this placement of the planet of gain and expansion will bring many opportunities for new relationships and even marriage in some cases. Jupiter is where we find our luck, and this year partnerships will take on greater meaning.


The Cardinal transits of October
As the Sun and  Mercury are in Libra this month and Mars moves through Capricorn during October we have three fast moving planets in Cardinal signs.

Pluto is in Capricorn at 14-15 degrees, and Uranus is in Aries at 23-21, and Jupiter is in Libra at 4-10 degrees degrees during October. The fast moving planets will clash with both Uranus and Pluto as well as Jupiter, creating friction and stress this month. All these transits will play out in the world in terms of significant events. This will affect you to a greater degree if you have cardinal planets at 14-15 degrees, or 21-24 degrees. Here is the rundown:

October 5, Mars squares Jupiter-This is not the worst pair to square each other but things may get blown out of proportion. This could certainly include debate over politics. The truth may be greatly stretched. With Venus sextile Pluto this adds a little pleasant planetary help. Nothing is shallow this day.

October 7, the Sun squares Pluto- This is probe to obsessions and power struggles. Pluto rules bullies. At its best this can represent a total transformation. This will play out in the world as power struggles, change and threats.

October 13, Mercury squares Mars-This is argumentative energy ripe for debate and arguments. Good for mental work. Use caution driving. This too will play out in the world, and Mercury rules young people, Mars young men. We have seen protests and demonstrations on this transit in the past.

October 15, Mercury squares Pluto-This is obsessive energy, prone to arguments, and is often seen in the chart of someone trying to get to the bottom of a question. It may be hard to let go of certain thoughts today. On this same day, the Sun opposes Uranus. Uranus is about sudden and unexpected events, and often freedom. Some things may suddenly end, and we will see unusual events. Uranus related to explosions and coups.

October 19, Mars conjuncts Pluto-This is another harsh transit prone to change and transformation.  you could experience great willpower, and yet must watch out for ruthlessness which will be rampant this day. Resourcefulness in business may occur along with the elimination of old conditions or situations in your life.

October 20, Mercury opposes Uranus-Sudden and unexpected news along with changeability is the norm with this. Nothing may be permanent. Uranus rules explosions, aircraft and a desire for freedom and change.

October 29, Mars squares Uranus-This is a volatile transit prone to unpredictable and unexpected situations. Anger will be common. Like the above transit use caution while driving.

October 16-October's full Moon falls in the cardinal sign of Aries, at 23 degrees and  conjuncts Uranus at 22 degrees of Aries. This is a volatile and changeable full moon, prone to unexpected events. As this comes on the heels of Mercury square Pluto it will be prone to stress and disruptive events. As the Moon rules women, you could experience erratic behavior, changeability, and issues concerning women. You may change your mind on emotional matter

October 29, Mars squares Uranus-This is unpredictable energy that can break out in many different areas. Be careful and watch for accidents. This is volatile energy prone to unexpected events. We may well see military or police action.
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Octobers New Moon falls at 7 degrees of Scorpio, peaking at 1:38 PM, EST. Scorpio rules the 8th house of death, change and transformation, taxes and debt and other people's money. Scorpio is the most intense of signs and this moon will conjunct Mercury (communication, young people and travel, relatives, co-workers) and trine Neptune. Neptune rules intuition and dreams. This moon has the potential to be pleasant and transformative. Dreams and intuition may play a role in things.

October 30-Happy Halloween. This can be a fun and mystical day as the New Moon in Scorpio trines Neptune at 7 degrees, making for a pleasant month's end. Neptune rules psychics, the imagination and intuition and dreams. This would be a great day to get a reading, or be creative!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mars enters Capricorn!



Mars enters Capricorn September 27. This is the first time in 9 months Mars has been in a sign other than Scorpio or Sagittarius, due to the spring retrograde of Mars this year.

Mars in Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, and Capricorn is not a light hearted sign. Mars in this sign is concerned with business, priorities, and finding or achieving value, and most of all stability on some level.

Mars rules energy, men, sex, action and our drive. Our day to day actions and priorities are colored by the sign Mars is transiting through at any given time.

Saturn, the ruler of this sign shows us our boundaries and limitations. While Capricorn is associated with Saturn and can at times relate to austerity, Capricorn can also be rich, warm and enduring.

As Mars moves through Capricorn it will form several Cardinal squares with other transiting planets in Libra and this will create friction when they occur. I will write more about this in the October newsletter.

If you were born under the sign of Capricorn or are a Capricorn ascendant, expect to become very busy during this time, and this begins a new two year cycle for you.

Mars will remain in Capricorn until November 9, when it moves into Aquarius.

Pluto turns direct September 26



Pluto may have been demoted but make no mistake to its powerful affects when it transits your chart, and aspects other planets in the sky.

 I generally describe Pluto transits through the natal chart as "change beyond your ability to control." When Pluto makes a harsh transit in your personal chart change will occur in your life with or without your help. The same goes for the positive aspects.

Pluto has been retrograde since April 18, and on Monday, September 26, it turns stationary direct at 14 degrees of Capricorn. 

At this juncture it is very powerful, especially if it aspects something in your personal chart.

 By the time we reach early December, Pluto will have transited half way through its long cycle in Capricorn.

Anything that has been festering in the unconsciousness may force its way into the conscious at this time. This is a powerful planetary change and things that have been hidden, both individually and collectively will start to show itself for what it is. Lawsuits that have been put on hold may move forward as can anything of this nature.

Secrets may suddenly be revealed or come out of the shadows and we may see situations or even people turn obsessive in some way as Pluto has an obsessive quality to it.

Pluto rules the dark and hidden undercurrents, sex, bullies nuclear energy and raw power or those who hold such power. It also rules ultimate change and transformation. Typically when Pluto turns direct we see major events in the world. Case in point, the difficult recent days in Charlotte, NC.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Mercury turns direct, but..



Mercury turns stationary direct Thursday, September 22 at 1:31 AM, EST., at 14 degrees of Virgo. The good news is it turns direct, and the bad news is that it won't be smooth.

Mercury becomes part of a t-square (a difficult configuration that pulls us in many different directions) that involves Saturn and Neptune. Many things can be delayed (Saturn) or confused at this time (Neptune).

In addition to this, the Moon in Gemini is also part of a t-square involving the same planets. Then later in the evening the Moon will oppose Mars and square the Sun. This can be hectic and frustrating.

Typically, the stationary direct period is where things change once again, glitches occur, and we can change direction.

It will be a hectic if not confusing time for a few days and things could get worse, before they get better.
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he other good news is that Mercury trines Pluto at 14 degrees of Capricorn and this generally leads to intelligent decisions.
The energy is there to tap into.



Friday, September 16, 2016

Weekend: Venus opposes Uranus



Venus opposes Uranus at 23 degrees of Libra-Aries, and this becomes exact in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 18, so the energy will be felt the before, and the day after. This can bring major events if it aspects your personal chart, in combination with the eclipse in Pisces or some other major transit. Typically it would affect you if you have planets in Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Libra at 22-24 degrees, but we will all feel the energy. This is primarily about relationships but can include non romantic relationships and other situations depending on where Venus is located in your chart.

Venus-Uranus transits tend to have to do with erratic and unpredictable events especially in relationships, and a desire not to be bored. Venus rules love and money, and is typically associated with love, women and our social lives.  This can manifest as positive or negative, depending on other transits in your chart. At its best, a pleasant surprise.

Today is a good day or two to try something new or do something different. It could seem dynamic. If you meet someone new, it may or may not work out long term as Uranus is not associated with stability (and Mercury is retrograde)

By late Friday night, Saturday AM, the Moon is in Aries  and it opposes Jupiter.  You could overindulge or things could get blown out of proportion.

By late Saturday night the Moon squares Pluto, and things can get intense in a good or bad way depending on how you handle the energy. By Sunday morning before noon the Moon conjuncts  Uranus and joins in the opposition to Venus. This can go several different ways. You could become unsettled or have a hard time deciding what to do, and Relationships can become unpredictable. Or, it could have a positive electric quality.

Some relationships may experience turbulence or end altogether, but typically they would be tottering on the brink anyway. If a relationship ends on this, there was no real stability to begin with.