Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Saturn transits-Life's toughest times

We all have times in life that are more difficult than others, and so many people who call me are facing difficult questions and choices. More often than not, they are dealing with a Saturn transit.

Saturn will affect us all, throughout life. The positive Saturn transits bring stability, success and achievement, as Saturn creates our structure in life. The 'hard' Saturn transits often bring challenges, disappointments, delays, endings, and in rare cases even sickness and death of those closest to us.

Every two and a half years Saturn changes signs, and moves through a different house in our personal chart. By knowing this we can see where our gains and challenges are going to be over the next several years.

Of course there are other planets that are creating aspects and making transits at the same time, but Saturn transits can be some of the most difficult.

Alternatively in positive aspect, Saturn can bring our greatest success, achievements and stability and these are always the times we remember, good or bad. Positive aspects build up stability for the future when the harsher transits come, which will occur throughout life. The key is in understanding and learning to deal with them so the worst possible scenario does not play out. There will never be a time Saturn is not active in our charts, good or bad.

Saturn has been called the 'God of Time', the 'taskmaster, the 'Lord of Hell,' to name a few.

Saturn takes thirty years to go through each house in the natal chart and through each sign in the zodiac. By the time it has traveled through each house of your chart you have experienced what Saturn will do over each two and a half year cycle.

When Saturn returns to its own natal placement in your personal chart this is called a 'Saturn return.' This transit occurs at age 28-29, 59, and again in the late 80's. A Saturn return always coincides with change, and moving on toward the next phase of life. it typically brings or ushers in important changes.

Generally, when you approach your late forties or fifties you have seen Saturn through each house in your personal chart. At this time, as Saturn moves through each sign again, you have a clear idea what to expect based on past history. Of course, it is never exactly the same as many parts of your chart are always changing.

If you are experiencing a difficult Saturn transit the thing to remember is that all transits are temporary. While you may experience frustration or disappointment there may be some more positive energy in another part of your chart. An experienced astrologer can tell you exactly how long this period will last and what you can expect.

Harsh Saturn transits bring growth and in some cases we change direction in many different areas. In my experience while we may not have anticipated a change of direction, in the long run it may be the best possible alternative. With growth comes wisdom and stability and knowledge.

When Saturn aspects any planet in your personal chart, another aspect from Saturn to the same planet will re-occur in 7 years. It is important to learn the lessons of Saturn as to not have to repeat them in the future.

Volumes have been written about Saturn and this article barely scratches the surface, but let's take a quick look at what Saturn can do in terms of the aspect it makes to other planets.

Sun-Saturn transits-In positive aspect stability and growth depending on where the Sun lies in your chart. Sometimes relationships stabilize. Harsh transits-delays, health issues, breakups, issues concerning the Father or other males.
Moon-Saturn transits-Issues with women, emotional issues and breakups, sadness and depression in harsh aspect. Positive aspects bring emotional stability, growth through women and personal growth.
Mercury-Saturn transits-Harsh aspects bring negative thinking, harsh communication, depression, issues with vehicles or wrecks, issues around immediate family members or young people, lack of communication. Positive transits bring deep thinking, mental work, interaction among immediate family members.
Venus-Saturn transits-Harsh transits bring loss, money problems, breakups and negative change in social matters. Positive transits can bring stability in relationships, business opportunities and financial gain, marriage.
Saturn-Mars transits-Harsh transits bring breakups, issues with work or health, frustration and anger, slowdowns and stoppages of many types, endings. Positive transits bring success in business and a even and successful flow of activities, relationships.
Saturn-Jupiter transits-Harsh transits bring lack of money and opportunity, legal issues, issues with younger or foreign people, lack of inspiration or a moral crises of some type. Positive transits bring success in legal matters, growth and stability.
Saturn-Saturn transits-Saturn square or opposing Saturn often bring a crisis of some type or a turning point. Positive transits bring stability.
Saturn-Uranus transits-Harsh transits bring unexpected change and upheaval, positive transits bring growth and sometimes a return to situations from the past in some way and growth.
Saturn-Pluto transits-Harsh transits bring worry, power struggles and frustration or change. Positive aspects bring deep insight, achievement and success.
Saturn-Neptune transits-Harsh transits bring lack of clarity and inspiration, depression and sometimes lies and deception or a fall from grace in worldly terms. Positive transits bring spiritual insight and clear thinking.
Where is Saturn currently in your personal chart?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mars conjunct Pluto: Anger, war or transform!

Mars squares Pluto this week, becoming exact Wednesday, October 19, but the effects of this transit will stretch through the week.

This transit is prone to anger, and as I wrote before violence in the world, along with extreme viewpoints. Pluto rules bullies and those who wish to force their will on others.

This is what I call an extreme transit, and it will bring about extreme and angry viewpoints among many people, especially if this aspects your personal chart.

I would use caution in all ways this week in terms of personal movements and interaction with others.

This is not the time to force issues, issue ultimatums, and act on feels of anger as things, situations and even people can break, and situations can end.

The other side of this energy is transformation. My advice is always to go with the more positive side of the energy which is to act in some way that will ultimately transform yourself, your business, or some other situation.

As I wrote last week, we will see war, violence and military action under this transit, and that is exactly what is happening as the US led coalition attempts to re-take Mousal, in Iraq. With the volatility of this transit we can see more. You can bet that it will involve Russia and Putin, among other things.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Buildup to the full moon in Aries and beyond

As I have written, the full moon in Aries, October 16, is significant, changeable and volatile. There are a number of transits that will affect this moon in the days preceding it, and after. Let's take a look:

October 13, Mercury squares Mars-this is argumentative, and indicative or trouble with communication, travel and young people. On this day you need to direct your mental energy toward a goal.

October 14-15, the Sun opposes Uranus. Uranus rules explosions, aircraft, earthquakes and extreme weather as well as freedom and unexpected changes to name a few.
Many unplanned things can happen on this day. You need to give all people and yourself freedom, and some situations will likely end. We can see unexpected events in the world, and we are entering into a dangerous period where violence is likely in the world.

Also on October 15, Mercury squares Pluto. This is a transit indicative of obsessive thinking, arguments and trying to find out information. Or information you did not know can be revealed. In the news we will see much about the media, propaganda, relationships and it is intense and difficult to handle, especially if this aspects your personal chart.

October, 16, the full moon in Aries occurs around midnight, EST. Prior to this the Moon will square Pluto creating an intense period the evening before and as it conjuncts Uranus, this moon is unpredictable.

October 19, Mars squares Pluto. This is a dangerous transit and tends toward obsessive thoughts, anger and can be violent in nature. Calm is the key, and avoiding conflicts and dangerous situations with others. Major, volatile events in the world will play out.

October 20, Mercury opposes Uranus.  This is prone toward unexpected news, changeability, and accidents. You mind and thoughts may be rapid fire, and you could experience some type of insight. If so, write it down. You could also experience communication problems.

Some people will experience the negative side of these transits more than others, depending on what is in your chart. Most people will move through this period without serious problems, but forewarned is forearmed. A calm demeanor and rational thinking is the key as we pass through this time.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Volatile full moon in Aries October 16

The full moon in Aries  October 16, looks to be one of the most volatile of the year, if not the most volatile. Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War, and this is a 'hot' Moon prone to anger and upset.

This Moon falls at 23 degrees of Aries, and is conjunct Uranus in Aries. This makes it changeable and volatile, and Uranus rules explosions, coups, sudden breaks and unexpected information, aircraft, and changeability. Many people will want more freedom, and freedom is a theme with Uranus, and some relationships and other situations may even end.

This moon is considered a Supermoon making it more powerful. Supermoon is a phrase coined by astrologer Richard Nolle that describes a new or full moon at or near its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. The Earth, Sun and Moon are all in a line with the Moon in its nearest approach to the earth.

Nolle explaines further, "SuperMoons are noteworthy for their close association with extreme tidal forces working in what astrologers of old used to call the sublunary world: the atmosphere, crust and oceans of our home planet - including ourselves, of course. From extreme coastal tides to severe storms to powerful earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the entire natural world surges and spasms under the sway of the SuperMoon alignment - within three days either way of the exact syzygy, as a general rule. SuperMoon solar eclipses tend to have a wider sphere of impact, extending roughly a week before and after the actual event."

Many people will express revolutionary sediments and the more tightly you try and hold on to relationships (of all types) the more others may try to rebel. People are going to need space to do and try different approaches to things and my advice is to go with the flow and in many ways you may want to explore new options if the old does not seem to be working.

This full Moon is actually part of a t-square meaning 3 planets, or three groups of planets are involved.
This Moon conjuncts Uranus and opposes the Sun, as all full Moons do making things more emotional. It also opposes Mercury in Libra which rules young people, children, communication and travel. Mercury is still square Mars, along with Pluto and this is prone to anger, accidents, and agitation. Mercury-Pluto is an intense transit indicative of finding out previously unknown information.

The Moon also squares Pluto and Mars which are moving toward a conjunction next week. Pluto rules bullies and sex, as we saw by last week's Sun square Pluto. Moon-Mars transits relate to (angry or upset) women, and volatile emotions. Moon-Pluto transits relate to sex and deep seated issues that could include family.

You will be affected more by this moon than others if you have Cardinal (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) planets at 21-26 degrees. Depending on what is in your chart we will all be affected by this moon, but not all will experience the volatility some will.
While I am not trying to scare people, caution is advised along with calm. We could see great disturbances and even violence in the world with this moon, and the influence will stretch over the next two weeks. Violence/disaster is especially possible around mid week (October 18-20) as Mars conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. This too will affect those with mid degree (14-16 degree) cardinal planets.

At its best Mars-Pluto can relate to a desire for positive change and transformation.
This Moon falls in the 5th house of the US (Sibly) chart ruling young people, children and entertainment. It squares Pluto in the second house of money, and while this may deal with money it can deal with sex, issues concerning sex, and other deep seated emotional issues. Pluto rules powerful people who often try and force or express their power.

Pluto and Mars are aspecting Saturn in Libra in the US chart at 14 degrees. Saturn rules our stability and it may be shaken, or see could see violence, and great anger overall is a certainty.

Much anger will center around the US Presidential election and we will see more information released around the full moon. It would not surprise me if we also hear news relating to nuclear incidents, situations or threats.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Watch your communication-Mercury this week

Many people will try and speak their truth, (Jupiter) whatever they believe it to be, right or wrong. Think pontificate, sermonize or lecture. This is what you may hear in your own circles and in the world or on the news.

As Mercury approaches a square to Mars however, the pontification may turn into arguments. This transit becomes exact October 13. Mercury squared Mars in Virgo-Sagittarius the week of September 11. My advice is not to try and convince others of things they do not want to hear as you could be the looser, especially in relationships (of all types). Problems with travel and communication can occur.

Mercury-Mars transits are prone toward irritation, aggravation and anger, as well as accidents, and problems with younger people. Typically this plays out in the world as anger, accidents, and holds the potential for violence.

By Saturday, October 15, Mercury squares Pluto. This transit is indicative of arguments, finding out new information and is considered the transit of propaganda. It is also obsessive energy that turn negative in a heartbeat. People may engage in what they consider life and death arguments--and fighting to the death, although I don't mean this in the literal sense. It could however represent a metaphorical death of a relationship.

My advice is to put the mental energy to some productive use rather than fight what is likely a losing battle, or engage in arguments with those around you.

 This occurs all the while Mars is approaching a conjunct to Pluto, forming another Cardinal t-square in the sky, which is indicative of a fight for survival in extreme cases, or it can seem this way at the time.  As this transit occurs it is more possible than not we will see an escalation of violence in society and around the world. It could even coincide with some type of nuclear situation.

Along with this, the full moon will occur October 16, in Aries, and it will conjunct Uranus, making it perhaps the most unpredictable and explosive one of the year.