Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dissolving realities/changing times again


Saturn is currently just past the middle of its tour through the sign Scorpio. Saturn changes signs about every two and a half years, and as it transits through our personal charts it generally represents the areas we will see challenges in. However challenging, it can also represent some of our most concrete realized goals as well. Saturn gives us structures and boundaries in our lives.

Saturn will move through the second half of Scorpio November-December 2014, and on December 23, 2014 it will enter Sagittarius  at 11: 33 A.M. for the first time in 30 years, having last transited this sign 1985-87. It will remain in Sagittarius until June 16, 2015 when it transits back into Scorpio for a final three months, entering Sagittarius again September 18, 2015 until December 20, 2017.

Sagittarius is the sign ruling the ninth house of education, foreign affairs and world view. Many views  and viewpoints will change with this Saturn placement both on an individual level and the collective level.

Sagittarius' planetary ruler is Jupiter, and Jupiter concerns money, ideals,  education, the medical field, religion, churches, young men, governments and laws. Ideas will change and evolve in our own lives during this cycle of Saturn,  and on the collective scale or in the world. We can see changes in education, potential scandals in churches and political scandals and issues over laws and boundaries.

Religion and government views, laws, education and our world views  will come to the forefront, and this transit will represent a conflict between extremist religious viewpoints, and those of others. This conflict will not be limited to ISIL and the sharia  law they push, but can include extremely conservative Christian groups and others and we will see many changes and conflicts.

As Saturn moves into Sagittarius it will begin its square to Neptune  at 5 degrees of Pisces. In February 2015, Saturn will move to 4 degrees by the second week of February, coming within a close orb with Neptune, representing the first square to the planet of dreams, illusions and delusions at 4-7 degrees of Pisces/Sagittarius.

 By late November 2015 Saturn will be in an exact square to Neptune at 7 degrees of Sagittarius-Pisces and circumstances in the world and our lives will start to change once again.

While Saturn rules our structure, Neptune transits tend to dissolve situations over time. Structures, situations and even relationships  may begin to evolve and dissolve into new situations in some cases if this is aspecting your chart. As Neptune dissolves that which we consider our structure some things may come to an end, especially if this aspects a personal planet in your chart.

During this period we could experience an uncomfortable period time where situations, ideas or even people dissolve from our lives and the new has not yet emerged. The old will fade away to make room for the new but it will not happen overnight.

Saturn/ Neptune squares can relate to confusion and lack of clarity, or out and out lies, told directly by others, or to ourselves.

On the other hand this transit may help to give concrete realization to long held dreams and during this period they may take form after a period of time and through a great deal of hard work  and effort.(Saturn)

Some of those most affected by this transit will be those born February 24-28, May 27-31, August 29-September 2, and November 28-December 2. Others affected will be born in the Neptune in Sagittarius  generation,  1973-74, or anyone with a mutable personal planet between 5-9 degrees.

On the collective many ideas will dissolve or change forms. Politics, governments, and laws will all be affected and we may see changes in the legal status of marijuana, water shortages and problems with water and the ocean, scandals in the church, and the spread of disease among other things.

In Mundane Astrology, Nicholas Champion wrote about Saturn square Neptune: " Green saw this snyod as benefitting democracy, political changes and reforms. Barbault considers this to be the paramount cycle which governs the development of socialism-communism. He points out in 1846 the (transit) was followed by the publication of the Communist Manifesto, and the main phases of this cycle trace the development and establishment of the main European Socialist parties around 1882 and then the Russian Revolution in 1917 immediately following the next one in 1952 saw the death of Stalin and the beginning of expansion of Soviet Communist influence out into Africa and the third world." He continues, "It coincided with formal conclusion of peace treaties following WW11, the explosion of the first hydrogen bomb, and the death of Joseph Stalin. It also coincided with the death of George VI of England and the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II., and the beginning of an important new phase of the evolution of the British monarchy."

Saturn was last in the sign of Sagittarius November of 1985-November 1988 but did not square Neptune. Saturn in Sagittarius will work best for Leo, Aquarius, Aries, Libra, and be more challenging for Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo, and Gemini or anyone with mutable personal planets. (Sagittarius, Virgo, Pisces, and Gemini)

In June 2016 Saturn will square Neptune and oppose Jupiter, creating a T- square in the mutable planets and this is a major planetary configuration that will alter many things in the world and our lives. A mutable square's action is variable, less fixed, and more movable. Mutable energy is also thought to be scattered, unfocused and easily distracted.

Neptune in Pisces shows the masses and groups of people around the world will not fare well. Saturn in Sagittarius shows changes in governments, laws and viewpoints, and Jupiter in Virgo shows auditors (when Saturn was in Virgo banks were the issue-08) and Jupiter square Saturn is not positive for financial growth, lack of cohesion in politics, and the spread of disease.

Astrologer Mitch Lewis believes a cure for Ebola will be found, and wrote "So will Ebola be the end of the world? In a word – NO! Will it be cured? Of course. When Saturn squares Neptune. Saturn’s restrictiveness will control the outbreak and lead to a cure. There will be a vaccine developed that will be worth billions of dollars. Also the virus may have more or less run its course by the beginning of 2016. There will still be breakouts, but by then we will be better able to deal with the problem. Unless Ebola mutates very quickly and becomes airborne before a vaccine can be produced and distributed it will not be The Stand. And that is very unlikely to happen. But it could still be very bad before it goes away, at least psychologically.

Viruses run their course. We did not cure the influenza pandemic of 1918-19. It just burned itself out. Ebola will do the same, eventually. You can not quarantine the whole world. You can’t stop Ebola or any other contagion in a global economy. You have to cure it. The crime here is that we’ve known of its potential for decades. But nobody spent the money to find a cure because we work in a capitalist system, and why would anyone spend billions of dollars to cure a disease that may or may not become a pandemic. What kind of a philosophy is that? What could be more valuable than protecting ourselves? "

Saturn-Jupiter has also been associated with Presidential assassinations.

 

 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Solar eclipse in Scorpio; Deep awakenings


October's solar eclipse occurs at 0 Scorpio October 23, 2014 at 5:57 P.M., EST.  Scorpio is the ruler of the eighth house of transformation of all types including death, other people's money, sex, taxes and transformative rebirths in people and situations.

 Situations that involve money and joint finances, investments, insurance and taxes may come to light during this time. The eighth house is indicative of how we feel in a relationship, money and assets connected with our partner, and Venus relates to money and younger females which may become important over this eclipse.

Things and situations are often revealed on eclipses and while lunar eclipses are often associated with endings, solar eclipses can be associated with new beginnings as it is always a new moon. New beginnings of all types can occur in partnerships, joint financial adventures, psychology and the study of subconscious forces, wealth creation and investigations of all types.

To get an idea how this eclipse may affect you, eclipses repeat themselves about every 18 years and the last time we had an eclipse at this degree was October 24, 1995. If that time period was significant to you, this one may be as well.

Venus is conjunct the Moon having entered the same sign just an hour earlier, but Venus is at its debility in Scorpio and the Moon is at its fall in this sign. Planets in debility and at their fall are often found to be weaker or 'needy,' and often play out as such in terms of feelings and actions. Venus in Scorpio can become secretive and intense in terms of relationships, and works best for water signs.

Venus conjunct the moon however, could provide softer energy than the last lunar eclipse, especially if this is in positive aspect in your own natal chart, and Venus conjunct the moon, trine Neptune is generally creative and at times romantic energy. Situations may also be misread, and as Mercury is retrograde, let time determine if your relationship will last if you meet someone new during this time and don't jump to conclusions.

This eclipse is indicative of social activity, romance, and personal interaction with others.

Mercury is still retrograde at 17 degrees of Libra, and about to enter its direct station period on October 25. Events connected to an eclipse can be delayed with a retrograde Mercury by days or weeks.

Mercury opposes Uranus at 17/13 degrees of Libra/Aries showing the possibility of sudden and unexpected news/accidents and communication, but Mercury sextiles Jupiter at 19 degrees of Leo showing a potential for positive communication and an upbeat, positive mood or communication may be unexpected and take a turn for the better. This transit will affect Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn, especially if you have cardinal planets at 15-18 degrees. (in these signs). Mercury was at the same degree September 15, and if this day or the few before or after was significant to you, Mercury repeating itself at this degree may do the same and be significant once again.

Like all eclipses and transits, how this one plays out depends on how it aspects your own personal natal chart. It will be more difficult for early degree Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarians.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Lunar eclipse in Aries: Unexpected events, changes, values and obsessions


The eclipse season is upon us and the first eclipse of October will be a lunar eclipse at 15 degrees of Aries, October 8 at 6:51 A.M., EST. Until then, the energy of this eclipse will increase before it actually occurs and events related to this eclipse will begin to happen in our lives and in the world.

This will be a powerhouse eclipse as it sets off the Uranus-Pluto square, and the moon conjuncts Uranus. Major events will occur in the world and in our personal lives. The last time we had an eclipse at this degree was October 8, 1995. If that period was significant, this one may be as well.

This eclipse will affect Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn to the greatest degree or those who have planets in these signs from 12-17 degrees. As the eclipse sets off the Uranus-Pluto square events will be large in our personal lives if you have planets in your natal chart being aspected as mentioned above, and changes and events will be big in the world. Events and situations that occurred in April may come to the forefront again.

A lunar eclipse can reveal things previously unknown and bring situations to a climax or critical point. These situations are often related to our personal environment, home, security and those we are closely connect with.

Eclipses are most powerful if they aspect a personal planet in your own chart, and those affecting the cardinal houses-first, fourth, seventh and tenth are the most powerful of all, and Aries is a cardinal sign and the ruler of the first house of self.

Aries or the first house rules us-we, ourselves and our  personal desires and as it opposes the seventh house so it is also about them. It is a fire sign and fire is bright and takes control to be in charge. There is nothing subtle about this energy and fire people generally do not stop until they get what they want.

Relationship themes and situations of all types will be emphasized during this eclipse. This full moon eclipse is the companion full moon to the September 24, new moon in Libra, the sign ruling marriage and partnerships, as well as courts and laws. Relationships, money and our values are on the front burner of this eclipse period over the next several weeks. On October 23, we have a second solar eclipse at 1 degree Scorpio.

Full moons-lunar eclipses are times of high emotions as the Sun is in opposition to the Moon and at times your actions may be mirrored in others. Things and situations  can be released whether it be a person, situation or a negative habit.

As this eclipse (moon) conjuncts Uranus we may expect the unexpected in our personal lives and in the world. Moon-Uranus eclipses can make you feel edgy, bring about sudden endings or change and totally unanticipated twists and turns that can be shocking or liberating depending on which end of the change you are on. The Moon itself rules women, your home and emotional life. It is important to guard against rash actions, and don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

As this moon squares Pluto we may become obsessive and issues may arise. Moon-Pluto transits deal with obsessive feelings and desires, deep seated issues and Pluto rules the dark, hidden realm that exists in our subconscious mind. We could have a desire to create great change in our lives at this time. Pluto also rules oil, bullies, nuclear materials, the dark, and dark side of life and those who push their agenda on others. This brings relationship themes and sex to the forefront, along with money/finances, and issues connected with joint finances.

Venus-Pluto transits are indicative of jealousy, obsessive feelings and the potential for selfishness, and lack of consideration for the emotional needs and feelings of others, or you may feel that you are being treated with less consideration than desirable. There can be attempts to remake or reform others, and it is important to remember that change begins within, and the only person it is actually possible to change is oneself. In its most extreme cases Venus-Pluto transits deal with domestic abuse or rape and it is likely we will hear news of such in the world.

The second aspect Venus makes is its opposition to Uranus becoming exact on October 11. Venus-Uranus transits relate to breakups, changes in relationships and brings an unexpected element that is hard to predict and misguided actions are often the norm without really thinking things through. Some relationships will end at this time and others will go through roadblocks. If you meet someone on this transit don't expect it to last as Uranus can be a flash in the pan.

Mercury is retrograde at 1 degree of Scorpio and this can delay events connected with this eclipse. I have seen events delayed by a few days or a few weeks when an eclipse falls on a retrograde Mercury. As Mercury is in its retrograde station events/situations will take on more intensity and depth of feeling with this eclipse and surface feelings will not suffice.

As this post is written massive protests are occurring in Hong Kong over democracy, and a volcano erupted in Japan and this is indicative of the eclipse energy. The Aries eclipse falls on Pluto in Hong Kong's natal 12th house showing what world be considered 'issues,' and 'subversive activities,' which could include protesters challenging Beijing's control, and I expect to see further events around this eclipse. When the moon (eclipse) falls next to Uranus expect to see events related to freedom (from oppression) occur around the world especially its hot spots. Uranus is connected with revolts, revolutions and in some cases war. Who remembers Tiananmen square? Let's hope this is not a repeat scenario in any way.

Looking at the eclipse chart, set for Washington, D.C., the moon conjuncts Uranus in the seventh house of courts and open enemies, or those we know to be our enemy . Moon-Uranus can involve women who may be prominent in the news during this time, and there is an element of 'expect the unexpected' with Uranus. As the Moon rules the common people, the emotional state of the average person may be excitable, changeable or even panicked during this period.

Uranus lies in the 6th house of public health opposing the Sun/Venus in the 12th house of things and situations that are secret and hidden. We may hear more news that relates to national health, and situations will spread or increase quickly. The President acts in secret and some things will remain hidden during this time.

Neptune lies in the fifth house of children/young people, showing a focus here on children, children's places or activities. The fifth house also rules entertainment and creativity and places such as movie theatres. Neptune is linked to plagues, infectious diseases and the ocean.

With so much Uranus involved we may see unusual weather patterns and there is a greater chance of earthquakes, volcanoes and other Earth/weather related scenarios.

The two oppositions between Venus and the Sun and Uranus and the moon show the great polarity between the values we espouse and those of other people considered enemies. For example America promotes democracy and China/ISIS/Iran (and others) espouse a different type of government or life. We will see clashes pertaining to values and ways of life.

With Mars trine Jupiter there will be support for the military and we are entering into a period that can being new inventions and new ideas around this time.

My advice is to always go with the flow of the energy. If you feel compelled to make a change in your life for the better, now is the time to walk away from toxic situations and energies of all types. You can use this energy to propel yourself in a new and positive direction, but as Mercury is retrograde make sure you are certain of what you really want. If a situation abruptly ends in your life, know it was supposed to and something better is waiting around the corner. As long as there is life there is hope for good.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 2014: The eclipse season, Mercury retrogrades, freedom, relationships and values


Mercury retrogrades for the final time in 2014 October 4-25. It begins its stationary retrograde October 4-6 at 2 degrees of Scorpio (October 4 at 1:02 P.M., EST), the most intense of signs, and matters you thought were resolved the previous week may turn out to be unsolved, changed and plans of all sort may start to shift. Secrets may be revealed, situations break down, along with equipment, appliances cars and computers and it may become harder to think and focus.

Scorpio is the natural ruler of the 8th house of death, money, taxes, joint finances, sex, change and transformation and it rules the way you feel in a relationship which for some could bring obsessive feelings during this time.

On October 10, Mercury retrogrades back into the sign of Libra where it spent most of September and the focus will shift toward relationships of all types. Now will be the time to focus on what makes us happy or unhappy in our closest personal relationships and partnerships, and for some this will be a time of endings, but if a relationship is basically healthy and happy this transit should pass with little negative effect.

Mercury goes stationary direct October 25-27 and Mercurial energy shifts again, but we are not out of the woods. Sometimes this is the point at which changes occur again, situations change and unresolved situations start to become clear for the first time. As Mercury continues on through its post retrograde shadow period through November 2,  all will be revealed if it hasn't already been shown to us and we may move forward, for some in an entirely new direction and with new viewpoints.

Retrograde Mercury is part of the natural ebb and flow of life. It is not the time to start new projects, get married or buy big ticket items. It is rather a time to focus on our inner world and often situations are revealed to us for what they really are, rather than what we think they are or wish them to be. This is not always negative, as a matter of fact it can be quite positive because no matter what the situation is, the truth will always set us free.

October 4, the Sun squares Pluto and this sets off the Uranus-Pluto square that will occur over the next week, and it will be a wild week for many. Sun-Pluto transits deal with situations, things (including relationships) that have broken down, and this is even more significant with a retrograde Mercury. Transformative circumstances can occur one way or another, and Pluto deals with bullies and those who try and force their will on others. Push someone with this energy and they will push back equally. Big events will occur in the world that will affect us all on some level and Pluto deals with death, destruction, nuclear weapons, oil and bullies in the world take many forms, especially in the hot spots around the globe these days. We will start to see events related to the upcoming eclipse occur and this energy is tense and volatile. Get ready for you world to get tense and unexpected situations arise as we get close to the October 8, lunar eclipse.

October 5, Mars trines Uranus and this is a positive transit indicative of action, new ways of doing things and a degree of excitement amid the tumultuous energy and the opportunity to take different actions in your personal pursuits.

October 7, the Sun opposes Uranus and this indicative of unexpected changes, surprising twists and turns, changes in personal relationships of all kinds and surprise events. Uranus is the planet of freedom, rebellion and change and this transit comes on the eve of the lunar eclipse in Aries making it even more powerful.

Look for major news in the world of a surprising and unexpected nature. Uranus is all about rebellion, freedom at any cost, separating oneself from things that have unduly tied us down and separation from what is the norm, and this will occur on a personal level, with others and in the world among governments and the people they govern.

October 8, a total lunar eclipse occurs at 15 degrees of Aries reaching its peak at 6:51 A.M., EST. Aries is a fire sign and fire has a direct take charge nature. The last time we had an eclipse at this degree was October 8, 1995. If that period was significant, this one may be as well.

This eclipse will affect Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn to the greatest degree or those who have planets in these signs from 12-17 degrees. The eclipse also sets off the Uranus-Pluto square which shows us events will be large in our personal lives if you have planets in your natal chart being aspected as mentioned above, and changes will be big in the world.

The moon is conjunct Uranus and Uranus is about change, freedom and unexpected events of a surprising nature, but most of all freedom at any cost.

As with any volatile energy this is not the time to push issues, issue orders, start arguments, issue ultimatums, or push another individual unless you are totally prepared for the consequences which in all likelihood will not be passive.

Relationship themes are emphasized as this eclipse affects the 1st/7th house axis of relationships and partnerships. Venus is square Pluto and this transit is indicative jealousy, possessiveness, obsessiveness, hurt feelings, and intensity. In some cases couples could achieve an ah ha moment in terms of their feelings/relationship and this could lead to positive transformation, but something else in the chart would have to indicate this outside of the eclipse. Issues we will face at the time of the eclipse concern money and love, partnerships and values.

Needless to say in the world we will be focused on the hot spots/issues and with so much Uranus involved the theme of freedom, rebellions, coups, and change will be the norm. Unexpected weather conditions may crop up and there could be news involving the abuse of women.

This eclipse affects the US chart, Hong Kong, ISIS, Putin, and many others. This is a dangerous, potentially violent, and volatile period in the world and after this eclipse is over many changes will have occurred.

October 10, Mercury retrogrades back into the sign Libra.

October 11, Venus opposes Uranus and this is the last transit that will set off the Uranus-Pluto square at this time. Venus-Uranus transits deal with love, values and money and images. We will see a polarity in values this week in our personal lives and in the world. The values of the Western world as opposed to the values of those who don't value human life come to mind. We could see big market swings on or around this day and some relationships and other situations will end. If you meet someone new it may or may not work out, but don't place high expectations on it, no matter how well you seem to get along. The theme will be unexpected events in our lives and in the world along with the freedom/separation or changes in status for some. We may hear news concerning young women.

October 14, Venus sextiles Pluto and this is a positive transit indicative of social events and love. Around 5:02 P.M. EST, the moon opposes Pluto however and things can go South emotionally for a few hours if you are heavily influenced by the moon.

October 16, the Sun conjuncts Mercury and this can be a mildly irritating and 'willful' transit. As it sextiles Mars things should improve by evening.

October 17, Venus conjuncts Mercury and this is positive for romance, love, and social affairs. Feelings may be expressed more easily.

October 20, Venus sextiles Mars great for romance, social events and important meetings. Mercury sextiles Jupiter another positive transit for communication.

October 23, A solar eclipse/New moon occurs at 0 degrees of Scorpio at 5:57 P.M., EST.

Scorpio is the natural ruler of the eighth house of sex, transformation, other people's money and death. It is the most intense of all signs and Scorpio themes involve money, sex and how a relationships makes you feel. This eclipse conjuncts the Sun, which enters Scorpio at 7:57 A.M., EST, and Venus which also enters Scorpio.

As with the first eclipse, exactly how it plays out in your life depends on what it is aspecting. It will affect Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius and Leo, especially if you were born in the early degrees of these signs or 1-3 degrees, or you have personal planets in these signs and degrees.

As the moon falls on Venus events will concern money and love affairs or our social lives. If it makes a good aspect in your chart things could go well. Eclipses are not always bad, sometimes they can bring positive events. Now is the time to make changes on the deepest levels and nothing superficial with suffice.

October 25, Mercury goes stationary direct at 16 Libra. The Sun conjuncts Venus and this is positive for love, money and romance.

October 26, Mars enters Capricorn until December 4 and Capricorn rules the 10th house of business and career. Mars in this sign will eventually set off the Uranus-Pluto square mid- November that will bring further changes in the Cardinal signs (and the world).

October 27, Venus trines Neptune and this is positive for romance, creativity, psychic awareness, compassion and spirituality.

October 28, the Sun trines Neptune and this is much like Venus trine Neptune. Venus represents the female, the Sun, male.

                                                                        HALLOWEEN

A gentle breeze rustling the dry cornstalks.
A sound is heard, a goblin walks.
A harvest moon suffers a black cat's cry.
Oh' do the witches fly!
Bonfire catches a pumpkins gleem.
Rejoice, it's Halloween!
-Richard Anderson 1998