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Thursday, October 29, 2015

November 2015-Saturn squares Neptune: A walk between two worlds

This month the Saturn-Neptune square becomes exact in late November and this is considered one of the 10 major planetary cycles. But, the energy will be building all month, and it does not have to be exact for events to occur. The closer we get, the more intense this energy will be.

This is a transit that will change the world, our lives and in some cases our circumstances. In the last 36 years Saturn squared Neptune in Virgo-Sagittarius fall of 1979, conjuncted in Capricorn in 1989, and opposed each other in Leo/Aquarius in 2006. As we approach this square of November 2015, Saturn is in Sagittarius and Neptune is in Pisces at 7 degrees.

Next spring these two planets will form a t-square with Jupiter and this energy will be back and forth until fall of 2016. Between now and then look for many confusing events, situations to come to light, strange occurrences, strange politics, weather and earth related events, ups and downs in the financial markets, and focus on religion, or that which is under the guise of religion and ideologies to be front and center in our world.

We will all be affected by this transit, some more than others, especially if this hits a mutable (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) planet at 5-10 degrees in your natal chart. What will happen depends on where your planet is located in your own chart, and which planets are being affected. You can find free charts on the internet or of course, ask an astrologer.

As Pisces rules the 12th house of things secret and hidden, along with drugs,  alcohol, religion, creativity and dreams to name a few, and Sagittarius rules the ninth house of ideas, laws, philosophies and education, these two planets do not mix easily. Neptune rules the unconscious and hidden realms and Saturn shows us reality, and even drugs. We can get caught up in the Neptunian lack of clarity and fall blindly into an idea, hope or even person we cling to, or we can get caught up in the harsh reality of Saturn- becoming jaded, discouraged or depressed. It is between these two poles we must navigate without leaning to far toward either and make this energy work for ourselves. Neptune dissolves while Saturn shows us reality, whatever it may be.

This is the time to be conservative and thoughtful in speech and our actions and approaches to all things important. Now is not the time to go blindly into business, investments, relationships or any other interpersonal action with others on blind hope, or without full knowledge of what you are getting into.  

Do this anyway and you will likely discover the thing you were most attracted to may not be what you thought it was at all, or it could be just the opposite of what you hoped for.

Conservative thinking and action is the sediment that we should apply in our lives the last two months of the year lest we get carried away by the extremes of this, believing in things that are not correct, untrue and were never real in the first place. And if certain things do not turn out as planned we must not become so discouraged we lose all hope for the future, but rather we must reinvent things and situations that will work for us.

This is a time for facing the illusions that lie in the dark shadows of our mind. To not do so would be to commit a grave error; believing in things that are not real or true, false, illusionary or impossible and then have to come to this juncture again in spring of 2016 or later.

This is not the time to jump into something that is not based and grounded in reality either ideologically,  personally,  financially or in any other manner, and anything you begin should be rooted in truth that has been tested through time and conditioning.

Things can be revealed to us at this time that have never been truth to begin with, or will never be truth in the future, or have simply outlived their time and purpose. As we move into the final phase of 2015 many things will be uncovered that were never correct to begin with or that have outlived their time, and this can include politics, political parties, financial investments and ventures, ideas, laws and theologies and any other number of things and situations. Things in the world will show us they are not what we thought in many areas and must now change.

We will have to come up with new ideas as Saturn is  moving through the sign ruled by Jupiter, showing us new concepts for a new world that did not exist prior to 2008 when the Uranus/ Pluto square begin its wrecking ball tour changing things forever personally, and on the world stage.

Now the Neptune/Saturn square will unmask those things that we have come to think of as normal, correct, or otherwise in the mainstream view that will prove to be false, misleading, incorrect or no longer appropriate for the time.  Some things will dissolve and this will make room for the new. But this is a process that will not totally complete until late next year after the Saturn/Neptune/Jupiter t-square.

Many  things and situations we have believed to be true will be revealed as something else and we must take up a new vision and move forward in a bold and new direction in the future.
Our lives and the world are being reshaped for a far different future then what we have known in the past and as these changes unfold now is the time to look for a new vision for your life personally and the world do the same. But, the new vision must be grounded in reality.
While this transit is not easy, it will be possible to reach new understandings, find new paths and ideas and build upon the uncovering of truths that did not suit us.
It is possible to combine the two energies and see long held ideas and visions take form. Or we may find a spiritual, creative or personal path that suits us better and experience the merging of ideals, our dreams and reality, into a new beginning that will authenticate our true lives and identities, and this must be our goal.
If this aspect hits your personal chart, events and situations that bring change will occur. This transit becomes exact November 26-December 4, and will be "set off," by the Sun November 29, Mercury on November 25, along with the full moon. You will see events occurring on or around these dates if this aspects your chart, and major events in the world.
Other transits of interest this month include:
November 2, Venus conjuncts Mars-this can be sexual energy, but is generally indicative of trouble through the sexes. Also, Mercury enters Scorpio making thought and communication much deeper.
November 5, the Sun sextiles Pluto-Great for business and getting to the bottom of things.
November 6, Mercury trines Neptune-Good for psychics, creativity, and compassionate feelings and being 'tuned in' to others.
November 8, Venus enters Libra-love feelings will become more romantic and couple oriented. Venus is powerful in this sign, and great for Libras.
November 10, Mercury sextiles Pluto-conversation can become more intense, and great for getting to the bottom of problems. The Sun sextiles Jupiter and this is positive and upbeat, good for business and meetings of all kinds.
November 11, the New Moon occurs at 19 degrees of Scorpio. Scorpio rules the 8th house of sex, death, change and transformation and other people's money, and is the most intense of signs. As this moon conjuncts Mercury we could be concerned with young people, vehicles, travel and communication of all types.
November 12, Mars enters Libra-Mars in this sign is a people pleaser and we may become more concerned with relationships. Mars and Venus are now both in the sign that rules marriage and partnerships and this will be the focus for many people. This is a great period for single Gemini's, (Gemini Sun or ascendant) and the two planets of love are transiting your 5th house of love affairs. This is an auspicious time for Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries and Gemini. These 2 planets don't team up in this sign often so make the most of it over the next month!
November 13, Venus sextiles Saturn-Positive for business, meetings connecting with those from the past. Also, Mercury sextiles Jupiter and this is positive and optimistic for communication.
November 17, the Sun conjuncts Mercury and this is a 'willful' type of transit that can bring irritation and an argument. Be careful with travel.
November 18, Neptune turns stationary direct at 11:32 AM, EST. This is very powerful as Neptune energy amps up in a square to Saturn. As it turns direct confusion may occur for the time as we get used to its new direction. While retrograde, spiritual and creative insights may be internalized, and as it goes direct these impulses and thoughts will easier to present to the outside world.
November 20, Mercury enters Sagittarius changing Mercurial energy once again. Venus squares Pluto and this is a powerful transit that will set off the Uranus-Pluto square. This energy will be obsessive in nature, and you could find yourself in a battle for control in your relationship. Pluto rules sex, and there can be a dark undercurrent associated with this. We will see large events in the world and Venus rules women, money and values and Pluto rules bullies, nuclear situations and those who claim absolute power over others.
November 22, the Sun enters Sagittarius, the mutable sign of fall, when weather can change again.
November 23, Venus opposes Uranus, the second half of the Uranus-Pluto square. Your love life (or money) could take an unexpected turn, and some relationships can end. We could see unexpected events, changes in the markets and this will be a big news day as well.
November 24, Mars sextiles Saturn, and this is a positive transit for getting things done.
November 25, a full moon occurs at 3 degrees of Gemini, peaking at 5:44 PM, EST. Gemini rules the third house of communications, siblings and relatives as well as travel and ideas. As this moon squares Neptune we may feel a great deal of confusion, or certain things can be revealed. As the moon opposes Saturn and Mercury we can experience tiredness, depression, feel overworked or depressed. This Moon will 'set off' the Saturn-Neptune square.
November 26, Saturn squares Neptune, exact.
November 29, The Sun squares Neptune and this is a tiring and confusing day. Good for psychics, creativity and can incline compassion. Also, the Sun conjuncts Saturn and this is tiring, and negative. This transit occurs once a year and always brings major events and situations in the world.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Supermoon in Taurus: surprises, sudden changes and a major storm

We've had a few supermoons this year, and the full moon in Taurus will be the last of the year on October 27. 

I remember watching a newscaster laugh about the 'myths' associated with a supermoon, and stating there is no fact to back up the theory. If the newscaster had really researched this topic he would have known the worst hurricane of our time-Katrina-along with other earthquakes and disasters are often foretold by supermoons, over and over.

The Supermoon term was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle who wrote, "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."

Nolle continued, "Take Hurricane Katrina, for example; spawned from a tropical depression formed within three days of the August 19 SuperMoon. My forecast for 2005 warned of severe storms within plus or minus three days of the day Hurricane Katrina formed, and even specified the Gulf of Mexico as one of the areas at risk in connection with that particular SuperMoon alignment."

Isn't it interesting Hurricane Patricia is the strongest hurricane ever recorded--stronger than Katrinia-and landfall is expected within hours of this post. All we can do is hope for the best for those in its path, and pray for their safety.

This hurricane is helped along by the fact the moon is in an Earth sign, also associated with earth related catastrophes, and Mercury has squared Pluto and is opposing Uranus over the weekend.

Uranus is associated with weather and can be very changeable. It peaks October 25, at 6:59 PM, EST.

This moon falls at 3 degrees of Taurus, the sign ruled by Venus, and typically this is a calm and pleasant Moon. But, with Mercury opposing Uranus  you could experience sudden changes of course, unexpected news, abrupt changes and in some cases endings. Things, situations and even people may change course with no warning.

Taurus is associated with the second house of money, income, possessions and rules all things Venus.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dissolving realities and changing times again: Saturn square Neptune, November 2015-2016

Saturn entered Sagittarius September 17, where it will remain until December 2017. Saturn changes signs about every two and a half years, and as it transits through our personal chart it generally shows us the areas we will see both challenges, and gains. However challenging, it can also represent some of our most concrete realized goals as well. Saturn gives us structures and boundaries in our lives on the positive side, and challenges on the negative end. Saturn affects us personally, and as a collective.

Saturn first dipped its toes into the sign ruled by Jupiter on December 23, 2014 for the first time in 30 years, having last transited this sign 1985-87. It  remained here until June 16, 2015 when it transited back into Scorpio for a final three months,  entering Sagittarius again September 17, 2015 until December 20, 2017. Saturn will square Neptune (and Chiron) and oppose Jupiter in 2016 and this transit will re-occur several times Between November 2015 and September of 2016.

Sagittarius is the sign ruling the ninth house of education, foreign affairs and world view. Many of our views  and viewpoints will change with this Saturn placement both on an individual and the collective level. Of course, how it affects you personally will depend on which house of your personal chart it falls in.

Saturn squares Neptune  becoming exact at 7 degrees Sagittarius-Pisces November 27-December 4, 2015. Many events and situations related to this square will become apparent before the square becomes exact and after. If this transit aspects your chart you should have an idea as to what it may bring before the transit becomes exact. Seldom do Neptune or Saturn bring shocking surprises, but rather the effects of these planets become apparent, or should be apparent before it becomes exact most of the time if you are paying attention to what is really going on.

While Saturn rules our structure, Neptune transits tend to dissolve situations over time. Structures, situations and relationships  may begin to dissolve into something else if this is aspecting your personal planets. 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 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. This could affect any area of your life, depending on where this transit aspects your chart: which planet and what house it occupies. As this is mutable energy, circumstances can change and evolve into something different.

The resulting changes  can cause confusion and lack of clarity, depression and discouragement for a time until the new replaces the old and you regain your clarity and confidence. The thing to do is to remember that life is ever changing, evolving and growing, and if something or someone you consider of value disappears, its time had come, and there is better ahead. Typically there are warning signs all along if you have been paying attention. If you look at the signs, this becomes a period that can be seen as the inevitable conclusion to an ongoing situation that was riddled with problems to begin with. If it is meant to last, you will go through a period of discouragement followed by renewal on a stronger level.

This transit can bring to the fore issues with addictions of all types, and the time may be at hand to get control of unhealthy impulses that deny real happiness and growth.
As Neptune squares Saturn you may experience some time of real emotional growth or deep awakening that can show you the truth you seek, or lead you in a new direction. It is after all, the truth that actually sets us free. With the truth you discover you can develop a new focus and direction. Never underestimate the ultimate illumination that the combination of Saturn and Neptune can bring. While Neptune rules the thoughts-either true or untrue- that run through our subconscious mind, Saturn brings reality home, and for some this can be a positive experience that can lead to a new and better direction in life and more authentic living.

Sometimes Neptune transits coincide with lies, deceit and even false accusations. If this is the case, know this energy will not last forever and keep your faith in yourself, and there are time that it is good to remember that from a spiritual standpoint what is happening now may end a situation and lead to bigger possibilities with something else in the future that you couldn't have envisioned.

On another level 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) The fantasies, (Neptune) or dreams you hold may be made into reality through the hard work of Neptune, and with work and persistence it is possible to combine the energies of the two into a concrete result.

That said, Saturn and Neptune don't easily mix. Saturn builds structure through hard work, while Neptune dissolves. Saturn tells us to work hard while Neptune dissolves situations and says take the easy way out or find an escape, so the two planets are in conflict. My advice, if you are trying to build something is to stick to the work, which will pay off in the end without cutting corners. Personal sacrifice is generally in order with Neptune transits, and Saturn can delay results.

There can be a spiritual element to this transit as Neptune rules religion, compassion and that which is hidden and unknown. Saturn can bring structure, where there as none and the new can be born on the ashes of the past. You may feel a desire to help others or be drawn into some idea or cause. In September (2015) when Jupiter opposed Neptune the Pope visited America and spoke on many things Americans were interested in. It was during this period we saw a new focus on the Syrian refugees, as Germany opened their door to thousands of them. While this transit is fading, Saturn will now take the place of Jupiter, and we may experience some type of 'concrete vision,' as to how we may be drawn to help others.

Some of those who will be affected by this transit were born February 25-30, May 
27-June 1, August 29-September 3, and November 28-December 2. Others affected will be born in the Neptune in Sagittarius  generation,  1973-74,  many born late 1960- the first half of 1962 with Pluto in Virgo at 6-10 degrees, or anyone with a mutable planet between 5-9 degrees this year. You can ask an astrologer if this affects you, or there are many places on the internet to generate a free chart.

Bill Cosby and Saturn-Neptune Part 11

Saturn squared Neptune during the early part of 2015, although it did not become exact. One individual that stood out as an example during the early part of 2015 was TV personality Bill Cosby.  During this period many woman came forward accusing him of rape that goes back many years. In a podcast at the beginning of this year, I stated that when Saturn approaches his Venus again we would hear more from his accusers. At the time of this post, October 2015, Cosby is slated to testify in court in the case of accuser Judy Huth who claims he forced her into sex acts when she was 15.

Cosby has a Venus at 4 degrees of Gemini, so Saturn opposed his Venus during the first few months of 2015, and Neptune squared it. As this transit fell directly on his Venus, (women and money) news from his past (Saturn), or alleged news (the rapes are not proven) continued to multiply along with the number of women stepping forward with allegations.

Prior to early 2015 as Neptune squared his Venus there were women who accused him of the same crimes, but it took  Saturn to hammer the point, so to speak, and at this time there are as many as 30 women claiming he sexually abused them.
As Saturn and Neptune has formed a T-square with his Venus (a T-square is a difficult transit that combines the energy of all three planets) he has lost a great deal of money in endorsements, and his reputation is ruined, along with his career. Saturn and Neptune in combination have a funny way of bringing up past misdeeds. As we approach the end and Saturn and Neptune come together in an exact square, look for more news concerning Cosby to come to light.

I can say with certainty this TV icon will never be viewed in the same light as he was in the past after this transit passes. This is just one example of the way this transit can bring change, but this is an extreme example, he is a known public figure and this is not the only transit in his chart. It will not be this dramatic in everyone's chart and life if you have this aspect. But, if you do have it, inevitable change will occur.

Changes in the World Part111

On the collective many ideas will dissolve, change forms or prove ineffective. Solutions that prove to be ineffective or less than ideal may crop up, and politicians and leaders will have a hard time coming up with solutions that fit the problem. We will see scandals and misinformation.

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

Religion and government views, laws, education and our world views  will come to the forefront, and Saturn in this sign will represent a conflict between extremist religious viewpoints, and those of others as its squares Neptune.

This conflict will not be limited to ISIL and the sharia law they embrace, but can include extremely conservative Christian groups and others, and we will see many conflicts around the globe, and not all of the conflicts will relate to religion.

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet connected to money and finance. As Saturn defines and in most cases limits whatever it touches we could see changes in money and the financial world, and those things connected to it.

Lest we forget, the last time Saturn transited Sagittarius, Black Monday occurred October 19, 1987. If you are too young to remember this, on this day the US market lost 22 per cent in one day and what followed was a period of wild swings in the market. Saturn was about half way through its cycle at 17 degrees, when this occurred.

Saturn's prior transit through Sagittarius, 1956-1958, produced an 8 month recession from August of 1957- April of 1958. October of 1926-1927, when Saturn transited Sagittarius a recession occurred that lasted 13 months, as Saturn left Scorpio and moved into Sagittarius December of 1927. Prior to this cycle, the Panic of 1896 occurred during the years 1985-87 as Saturn transited through the end of Saturn in Scorpio and into Sagittarius. So, you can clearly see a pattern of restricted finances as Saturn transits the sign ruled by Jupiter.

As Jupiter squared Saturn summer of 2015 (August) the Chinese currency was devalued and we have seen a ripple effect throughout the world. Saturn will oppose Jupiter in March-May of 2016, and this becomes part of a T-square that also involves Neptune, and this can have a similar effect. Astrologer Mitch Lewis wrote, " Historically this is a period of lackluster growth and recession. I expect that to be the case this time as well. Because of the square to Neptune it may be a very harsh recession indeed. I’m hopeful that there is sufficient financial support underneath to prevent a crash or depression. And because of some decisions that were made seven years ago America may avoid the worst of it. But we rely on our interrelationship with other nations to continue to spur our economy. If there is no market for our exports, our economy will shrink as well.

The underlying problems, such as low wages, the vastly disproportionate distribution of wealth, a growing homeless problem, and the collapse of the middle class worldwide will continue to have serious consequences on the equity markets and further damage the beleaguered middle class as our retirement funds take a beating and our buying power is repressed. So much will depend upon who we elect to run the country in 2016. As history has shown, periodically there is a crossroads in an election year that defines our nation’s direction for years to come. 2008 was one. This is another. The confusion and weirdness surrounding the coming presidential election is another example of the Saturn-Neptune square. There’s nothing clear or obvious about the candidates, and we will see many more surprised before this is resolved."

Saturn squared Neptune for the first time late January-early February 2015 at 4-6 degrees. For a moment we got a feel of what this transit will bring. We saw an escalation of violence among Boko Haram, with hundreds being killed, along with numerous other terrorist acts committed in the hot spots of the globe, and as this square becomes exact in November I fear we will see many more.

Lack of clarity as to what is actually going on, misguided actions, and incorrect information, lies and misrepresentation may be problematic as well.

Politics, governments, and laws will all be affected and we may see water shortages and problems with water and the ocean, scandals in the church, and the spread of disease among other things, that could become an issue during this cycle, but with Saturn in the picture many cures may be found to existing and future diseases.

Religion will come into focus, especially of the fundamentalist types and this will be a global issue. Many people may feel spiritually bankrupt at this time and religion may take on new meaning for others whose delusions can lead them down a path of no return. 

Others will find deeper meaning and peace in their faith and can experience this as a type of spiritual turning point.

Another situation we will deal with globally is the mass exodus of refugees from Syria and other war torn regions. As these lost souls exit regions where there are doomed to poverty and potential death some borders are closing. The last time we saw these numbers of refugees was WW11. If we cannot deal with these individuals as a collective, what can we deal with?