Jupiter Sextile Saturn opens many doors, gateways, thresholds....

Jupiter comes within a 5 degree range of Saturn Oct 15, the very day of our Aries/Libra Full Moon! Many astrologers allow that range. Others, due to this aspect being a sextile only allow a 3 degree range. But if you feel it, even before the 5 degrees, it’s active for you! The three degree range starts Nov 2. This aspect is important because though it doesn’t become exact until Aug 27, and then only once, it is continuously close from now until March 6 when Jupiter retrogrades out of the 5 degree range. They don’t get that close again until July 29 through when it’s exact Aug 27. They are quite close 3 1/2 months then another month, so a total of 4 1/2 months they travel closely together in the background. It lasts so long because Jupiter retrogrades Feb 5, 2017, moving very slowly.Their closest connection before Aug 27 is a 2 day period when Jupiter is at 12.5 minutes of Saturn, very less than a degree December 28 (NEW MOON) and 29! This is just after Saturn trines Uranus December 24, Christmas Eve, and Jupiter opposes Uranus December 26! Please see the Holiday Four!

Jupiter may come knocking at your door, take you on a useful journey, opening many more doors, of all kinds, right and left! Saturn is the King of Thresholds, and is an adept keymaker! And when needed, a great locksmith, guardian of the goods!

Jupiter in Libra may increase Saturn’s workload, much to Saturn’s happiness! Successful building, artistic renovation can change the demeanor of an entire neighborhood, up property values. Saturn may be inspired by Jupiter’s far reaching ideas and open a new branch. Business may increase through new partnerships. There may be some sad moments as Saturn realizes what they missed, what has held them back. Knowing they don’t need to do that anymore is a great relief. Forgiveness may be given for mistaken thinking as the truth comes out. Time for healing. Health may get better with age, and respect and recognition given for long term well done work. Jupiter sees the benefits of Saturn’s bedrock solidarity.

Saturn offers Jupiter the consideration of right timing, being able to wait to right action. Jupiter is the valiant hero, but Saturn shows it is sometimes so better to let another have the spotlight and cheer them on! Just because you can, or even because you can do it better, isn’t always the reason to do it! Jupiter is full of vim and vigor, but again, restraint and focus pay off as you do what you do best and do your own appropriate responsibilities. Spreading too thin sometimes depletes our energy. Showing timely accomplishment, dedication, rather than running off for fun, is a good teaching. Doesn’t mean you can’t run off later!!! Or take your career on the road! Saturn has the wisdom of proven experience. At times the smallest achievement is profound.

Fatherhood, mentoring, being a Grandpa to child and grandchild, coaching from sports, career, to life, may take on special meaning. Discovery of new teaching principles may open doors of precious fulfillment! Both teacher as well as recipient will be delighted by their mutual revelations!

Spiritual teachings could be the basis for a turn in your Path. It could come in casual conversation, a scene that comes before you and the Lights go on! Church may call you, or you may be called to go on a Mission – Peace Corps to environmental. It may be a special person that inspires you, or you do the same skills but for a company that serves the world or makes health better for humans or animals.

Students, this is a time you can make good headway. It’s a good combination for both work and play. Take courses taught by Beings you respect and admire for the results of their ways, who inspire you, that make you proud that you have learned so much. It may be a way of life more than the things you have learned, how to live rather than what you live, that is most important. Whether one special thing or many, be grateful for the lifeway given that will carry you forward.

Your Dharma, your mission this life may become joyfully apparent, finally, and a profound step taken in its direction. Might go back to school, a specialty school! You have until the end of next August with this aspect! Make it count!

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Please, always remember these planetary combinations, transits, are what’s happening in the world. Check with your astrologer to see how they do, or don’t, activate your personal chart! May it go well with you….

March 3, 1913 Suffragists Women VOTE

These women worked hard to get us the vote ~ please honor them and yourself! VOTE!

This is THE Powerful Aspect of Election time! After the Oct 30 Jupiter inconjunct Neptune, this will be the predominant aspect leading up to the Nov 8 vote.

Then it becomes the 1st exact aspect after the Nov 8 Presidential Election! 
There will be three. March 30, 2017 is the second, Aug 4, 2017 the third.

The next President will be elected under the auspice of this upcoming aspect Nov 24. It will bring a challenging first year. Further secrets of the candidate likely revealed, things kept from the President once elected. Vying power factions, major clashes. Mortality, morality and monetary matters will be on the line. There will be huge revisions, possible financial upheaval, ways of life will change, career shifts. It will call for a lot of clean up, healing and forgiveness, mending. Libra is the sign of polarities, and opinionated Jupiter sometimes exacerbates and enhances, for better or worse. It will take hard work, some quite tedious, getting over the hurdles. No laughing matter.

Jupiter is in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn. There will be much negotiating. Jupiter will call for the truth, but at times it is hard to pin down what truth is, or which truth it is. And sometimes it exaggerates. If overheard, someone may go off with a very wrong idea, quite hurt or angry. Sometimes making up a good story isn’t worth the trouble it can cause, the payback that comes later on. Pluto in Capricorn likely has old money well secured and will defend it, law or not. Serious secrets may come to light, with far reaching implications. Relationships, alliances will come and go. Partnerships may be a mixture of business and pleasure, discreet and not. There may be extremes of exchange, one has money, the other has talent. It will be wise to make temporary or short term contracts, with stated periodic revision clauses included.

Jupiter in Libra is so social and expansive, optimistic about connections from the get go! Pluto in Capricorn protects, swears privacy, conserves, can do the most with the least money! That can be a life saver, super sustainable, or simply a grumpy old undignified penny pinching grinch. Makes Capricorn nuts that Jupiter thinks money grows on trees when the Cap has worked so long for so little to no appreciation. It’s time to walk in each others shoes. Bless that Pluto Capricorn for saving so much time, money, materials, that the project can be done at all! Bless the Jupiter Libra that believes in them and knows if anyone could do it their Cappie can and will! Miracles right and left! The result is more powerful than anyone expected, and it’s just the model, the beginning for more!

Travel and schooling are called for but finances, scholarships may be hard to come by if this affects your personal chart. Do what you can, little by little until times get easier. Every bit will add up later. Don’t be surprised if you change horses mid stream. Breakthroughs are being made, some offerings being removed, others being added. Be ready to flex fast. Along with that, some of your beliefs may be challenged, and you may be fearful at first. If you need to fight for your rights, line up with others who have the skills and finances to help you. If your belief has lived its life, admit it and seek new connections if you are ready to move on. If you need to recenter, talk with some elders and give things some thought after their wise input. You will find your way. The world is changing and we pray for the wisdom to be in synchronicity with it in a good way.

Adding spice, the Moon conjuncts, is traveling with Jupiter! Moon in Libra is concerned and considerate, caring yet will give fight for injustice, if someone is an unfairly treated, a child or woman abused, home violated. Moon is women and feminine, in Libra is super intelligent, social, an able and impassioned fundraiser.

Also, Venus is with Pluto at the same degree! Moon and Jupiter square Venus too. Venus is Libra’s planet, wanting love and beauty, harmony when possible. But she wants what she wants, and sometimes that’s money and power when with Pluto and in Capricorn. She may be offered a career of a lifetime, make a merger with Pluto and a relationship tested or broken. Moon may cry, while Jupiter says you’re better off, let it all go. But what about the kids?! If Venus uses Moon and Jupiter in Libra, the top negotiating sign, to represent her, perhaps a deal can be struck. Maybe not a perfect deal at first, but it can be adjusted in time. There’s beauty, just not as we expected it to be.

Venus and Pluto are importantly at the point of the T Square. The focus is on them. Will Venus grace Pluto, soften his obsessions? Forgive him, exonerate him? Will Pluto give her the utmost respect she so deserves after all her hard work? They are conjunct the Fixed Star Vega! Vega is a pale sapphire star in the constellation Lyra, one of the three stars in the Summer Triangle. According to Ptolemy Lyra (a musical instrument) is like Venus and Mercury. It is said to give an harmonious, poetical and developed nature, fond of music and apt in science and art, but inclined to theft. Woops. Elsbeth Ebertin says: In a good cosmic configuration, Vega is supposed to give artistic talents especially for music and acting, but also a liking for good living. With eccentric artists, this may lead to a debauched life. Tied up with Jupiter or Venus, Vega is said to pave the way to riches and fame. However, if other influences [like squares] play a part, this wealth may be lost again. One can find Vega in birth charts of statesmen, politicians, persons of importance and influential persons with adequate aspects.

Uranus in Aries is the wild card. Jupiter and Moon are opposition to it, quite curious and astonished how tables may be turned in a fraction of a second! They are quick on their feet and the dance is on! New alliances will be formed, the public brought in. Venus and Pluto in Capricorn are square it. They are a tad old school, but are builders for the long term, realistic about what must be done in the time allotted. All are striving for a more inclusive world, a unity that holds power by the great numbers of people investing in change. If in accord for a cause, all of them will contribute masterfully!

Nov 24, when Jupiter squares Pluto, is the major T Square of 2016! There is an outer planet at each point! Moon and Jupiter in Libra square Venus with Pluto in Capricorn, oppose Uranus in Aries! Jupiter, Venus and Pluto are all potently at 15 degrees! See the red triangle pointing to the top left in 10th House section?! That’s it! Hang onto your socks! It’s a Cardinal T Square, and nothing stands still, major shakeup! Over the threshold you go. Fire up the afterburners at the crossroads! New connections sprout wings! Give this one time to settle and see what remains…. See more in the Holiday Four!

Nov 24, 2016 Jupiter T Square Pluto Astrology Chart

Jupiter TSquare Pluto Astrology Chart Nov 24, 2016

As to which Presidential candidate is elected, if you use the Polls opening chart, it may be a woman. The Moon is in Aquarius, someone ‘different,’ perhaps ahead of their time, sextile Venus in Sagittarius, an outspoken woman/feminine person. If you use semi-sextiles, the Moon’s last aspect in Aquarius is with Mars in Capricorn, a feisty elder with new ways. Jupiter sextiles Saturn but though they travel quite closely, less than a degree apart, Jupiter retrogrades before it makes the exact aspect, otherwise, I would say a successful robust elder. Close, but…. Whatever your opinions, PLEASE VOTE!

Please also see the pre-election aspect Jupiter inconjunct Neptune

Astrologers, students, see the candidates’ birthcharts and compare with the first Polls open in New Hampshire chart or the election chart of your choice, and the closing charts of the day if you wish.

Hillary Clinton   Bernie Sanders   Donald Trump

1st Poll Open New Hampshire 2016 Presidential Election Astrology Chart

1st Poll Open New Hampshire Presidential Election 2016

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Please, always remember these planetary combinations, transits, are what’s happening in the world. Check with your astrologer to see how they do, or don’t, activate your personal chart! May it go well with you….

Jupiter Inconjunct Neptune Transmutation Fork in the Road John Jolly
I love this image at John Jolly’s site. Please see his page on Agility….

This aspect is the one immediately preceding the Nov 8 Presidential Elections, and initiates a set of SIX aspects late 2016 that are spread throughout 2016, finishing Nov 11, 2017.

Classically, Jupiter in undecided Libra, with Neptune in Pisces, who goes from one who doesn’t care, to one who can see opportunities in all options let alone one or the other, confusion reigns! Jupiter throws new possibilities on the table and Jupiter and Neptune are believers, sometimes optimism and hopeful dreams carry the way, whether the truth is known or not! Or truths are unveiled as Jupiter in Libra keeps turning the tables to see what shakes out! Neptune rides the waves, sometimes  in the trough, other times on the wave tops, but clear with insight from the rise and fall of those vantage points, and goes with eloquent intuition. Together they can give the ultimate perspective. Jupiter travels the planet; Neptune is the Soul Traveler. It’s in your hands.

This inconjunct is the first of three, will be at 9 Libra 27. Inconjuncts are at either side of oppositions, so they are across the table but off center, nagging at your attention, a bend in the Path. Jupiter usually won’t let them lie, and will seek out any adventure to the side, even both sides! They don’t want to miss anything. And rightly so. It may seem like a detour or a waste of time, just a looksee, but often there is good reason for it to happen even if we can’t see it clearly just yet. We learn more about the guides along the main road, go back with new depth and perspective that makes the central purpose more powerful. OR. We may simply decide we like that side road better and there is a turn in the road we never dreamed was available and we don’t go back! Being slightly askew fits our nature like a fine silk glove.

In this case it is the Neptune glove holding the trident! It may be the ship crossing the sea, playing magical music in the moonlight, the call of being with spiritual seekers at the ashram holding stillness and balance. We may be enchanted by art, artists, poets, a roadside shrine with profound words. Or it could be an Alice in Wonderland foray that seems nonsensical and we laugh and laugh just because if feels great to cut loose. Needed that! Gasp. Need to do that more often! Or, heck, we just got lost! Getting lost is a mission all its own and often brings lots of other questions as well! Nothing like a good getting lost in time, and space! It reminds us to slow down and see around corners, look down the rabbit hole!

Jupiter is moving faster, coming to Neptune. Jupiter is noted for it cheerfulness, optimism, faith and well being, that expands our sense of potential and just about everything else too! Jupiter travels, especially in social Libra, and brings news from everywhere it has been. Neptune is in Pisces, oceanic, so has been a few places itself. Jupiter and Neptune can share stories, the tallest tales of their encounters, freely exaggerating and making things up as they go! That charms Neptune and reminds him of the good old days when they used to be adventurers, unfettered and free at sea! Sometimes Neptune forgets what a magical devil may care being he is and gets bogged down in the daily hum drum. Thank God for visitors!

Jupiter is in Libra, the end of summer sign, Fall Equinox. Neptune is of Pisces, the sign that ends the entire zodiac and ends winter at Spring Equinox! Both mark opposite seasonal sign changes, passages. Libra is knowing it is time for alliances and strong winter partnerships. Jupiter gives optimism to get through the dark times with trustworthy companions. Pisces rules sleep and dreams, intuits the pitfalls, mends the Soul with its compassion and commiserating. Pisces guides the tribe, often with no one knowing, including themselves. They just be who they are. They can hum a lullaby, dance with magic in their feet, play music that lifts Spirits no matter what has happened. Kokopelli leads.

Jupiter’s wise justice is well known. Pisces recognizes this primordial state of consciousness. There is an elegance in their caring teachings. A casual conversation over a companionable meal, an important business decision meant to heal not harm, reassessing going back to/or to school, sharing different points of view in a relationship that needs some adjusting, special details about personal balance and health can be shuffled and all can stand back to see a bigger picture, the importance of a longer plan. Generous sensitivity may bring an understanding, forgiveness. It doesn’t mean everything will be solved, or a union will continue, or the patient will take your advice, but there will perhaps be some peace even if there is sadness and loss too. Letting go is a life skill we humbly need to acquire and apply with grace.

Jupiter in Libra sees the magician and artist in Neptune/Pisces. Jupiter begs us to let that beauty to come forward. We keep busy and sometimes forget that pay the rent/commercial part of life isn’t everything. Be with people who share your skills that let us take time out. Take time to be with friends, make music, paint, meditate, go for an afternoon walk in the woods, at the beach, under the stars, do nothing.

Jupiter wants to know about Matters of the Soul, and Pisces knows. They want to know if you are a True Believer and what that means. Should you go to the Church, read the good books? Which teachers are the best? In Libra, with Neptune in Pisces, the quest goes far and wide, through many dimensions. Many people seem to have a lot of good answers. Or you may be charmed by one in particular and find yourself dedicating yourself to them for a time, maybe the rest of your life. But, indeed, times change, teachers change, you change. There may be no single answer, just a potpourri of Evolutions.

Whether you return to the trail you first started on, or take the new trail you find yourself on, either way, you are not the person you used to be. You have seen some mysteries, there has been doubt, delving and wonderings, questions that will take lifetimes to answer. Sometimes it’s only the turn of your head, a moment’s glimpse, a singular flash of insight that leads you to a new vision. Right on spiritual compass, the transmutation happens.

See also Nov 24 Jupiter Square Pluto in FIVE Planet T Square! It’s the aspect that follows the 2016 Presidential Election.

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Please, always remember these planetary combinations, transits, are what’s happening in the world. Check with your astrologer to see how they do, or don’t, activate your personal chart! May it go well with you….


Libra HighLights 2016
Libra Poised at Fall Equinox!


Happy Birthdays, Libras!

Libra 3 Planet Stellium John Trudell

John Trudell image by Matika Wilbur/facebook.com/Project562

In honor of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, I choose John Trudell, 3 planet stellium in Libra, as our Libra Hero this year. As a Native thinker Trudell said: ‘I am a human, a member of a tribe, not a subject for corporate mining and exploitation. I don’t trust their corporate ‘democracy.’ We humans must think for ourselves. That’s what we need to give to the next generation.’ He died less than a year ago, December 8, 2015. His Spirit is still with us.

John had Neptune in Libra. You can bet he would be there to protect our precious waters and sacred land and animals and humans and children’s rights. No pipeline.

His Chiron is in Libra. He would have sought ways to heal the wounds of the land. John would have kept us updated with his broadcasts, made films to teach better ways and balance, write poetry to sway our hearts.

His Jupiter is in Libra and trine to his Aquarian Sun and Venus. He is for the people, a teacher of faith in change. He was multi gifted, a Santee Dakota Native American author, poet, actor, musician, and political activist.

Trudell served as the national chairman of the American Indian Movement from 1973 until 1979. He grew up in small towns near the Santee Sioux Reservation in northern Nebraska near the southeast corner of South Dakota. He lived in the very lands where the Sioux people still live.

In 1963 when 17 years old, Trudell dropped out of high school and left the Midwest, joining the US Navy. He served during the early years of the Vietnam War and stayed in the Navy until 1967.

Trudell had his share of suffering. His pregnant wife, three children and mother-in-law were killed in 1979 in a suspicious fire at the home of his parents-in-law on the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Nevada. At the time of Marcheline Bertrand’s death in 2007, he was in relationship with her. She was Angelina Jolie’s mom. Marcheline was the executive producer of the documentary Trudell, shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.

Those days were different, when Trudell was most active. There was ‘revolution’ in the air with protests of all kinds – financial, love vs war/violence/hate, racial, women’s rights. There was so much fear as old ways were overturned, people looked different, mores changed. Everyone was finding a way and it certainly wasn’t peaceful. Protesters were well intentioned and unsophisticated. Massive resistance seemed to require radical behavior, and often that was what it took. Mistakes were plentiful on all sides.

John Trudell was not a perfect person, but he did what he could as he could. Whatever needs changing in your life, stand up for it!

Read more about this powerful being, his life and legacy by Alex Jacobs, at Indian Country.

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Libra 2016 Planetary Highlights!

Oct 11 2016 Mercury & Jupiter at Sunrise!

Snuggles before sunrise…on or near October 11, 2016! Jacket on over pjs, cap and warm booties and out you go!

Libra 2016/17 TimeLine!

Mercury in Virgo went direct/forward Sep 21. Those matters will be finishing through Oct 6! There is a considerable shift in attention as Jupiter endorses social Libra, the focus now on how to share the offerings of your talents into meaningful relationships, both business and pleasure! October 23 starts a whole new round of SIX aspects through Dec 31 that will be the primary aspects of 2017! Jupiter will be in Libra until Oct 10, 2017.

Sepx21 Mercury out of Retrograde, went Direct!
xxxxx22 Sun into Libra, Happy Fall Equinox!
xxxxx30 NEW MOON
Octx13-17 ISAR Symposium, The Power of Forecasting, COSTA MESA CA!
xxxxx15 FULL MOON, Jupiter starts its sextile with Saturn
xxxxx23 Starts SIX NEW aspects through Dec 31 that will be the primary
xxxxxxxxaspects of 2017!
xxxxxxxxJupiter inconjunct Neptune is first, 17 days before our Presidential xxxxxxxxElection
xxxxxxxxJupiter square Pluto is 16 days after our Presidential Election

Five of these six new aspects are challenging. Gird your loins. The Christmas Eve aspect, Saturn trine Uranus, is nominally astrologically positive, calming, but has a serious tone nonetheless. Do your best with these six aspects. 2017 depends on it. Choose your battles, stay long term intentional, stay focused and don’t forget who you are.

Continuing abiding Aspects

  • Uranus and Pluto continue in a close range square. Though no exact aspect will be formed again, the reminder of happenings since 2010 remain with us, many taking years to work through.
  • Chiron & Uranus continue in their many years long journey closely together in the background…. More

2016/17 Outer Planet Transit Aspects with Libra!

Libra Let there be Peace on Earth Begin with Me

People remember how you treated them, they remember how you made them feel.

Pluto is in mid Capricorn through 2017. Pluto is Scorpio’s planet and in Capricorn is in a harmonious sextile sign, an earth and water mix. A darn good business person estimating time and money to the inch! Perfect! Mid degree Librans and Libra in general are in a challenge aspect with Capricorn. Libra is the sign before Scorpio, so by natural order, as trust develops in Libra partnerships, Scorpio feels safe to invest with them, both on a personal basis and financially. The challenge is when Libra teases their way between the Capricorn bricks to loosen the armor. Pluto can hang on until death do us part. That can be a good defense when protection is needed, or it can be a harsh and brittle punishment when stopping a flower from blooming. Stand as equals, hear each other out, give it time, come back to the table. Sometimes a bridge needs to be built, breath by breath, heart by heart.

Neptune is in its own sign, at the first third of Pisces. It is a water Planet in the last water sign seeking a deeper side of life. Neptune is oceanic – is still like glass becalmed, has forever tidal cycles, titanic storms, tsunamis! Libra, a logical air sign and keen observer, sees the sensitivity of Neptune, like a canary in the mine. They are fascinated by the gift of intuition, confused by the magnitude of sorrows and the illusions of addiction. Libra usually stays clean. They don’t like losing their balance and not looking their best. They can arrange aid for the cause however, seek strong allies and advocates, lend legal assistance. Libras can illustrate equality, render a fair decision, a just compromise. They are often peacemakers in their own families at a young age.

Uranus is just past the mid of Aries, moving into the final half of the degrees. Uranus is the planet of Aquarius, so unique that utter freedom is a given. Libra charmingly collaborates with Uranus. And it may be over tough matters like civil rights, to say nothing of animal rights, stopping extinction. It’s no accident that September 21 is International Peace Day. Uranus in Aries strives for independence, freedom of all beings. Libra seeks even more, a harmony of all beings. Traveling and education in other countries, on other continents, helps us see others ways that are quite different, often wise. Cultural diversity is invigorating, like hybridization often is! Remarkable friendships and partnerships may come.

Chiron, like Neptune is also in Pisces, starting the last third of the sign. It goes into Aries 2018-19. The Magi Society thinks Chiron is the #1 marriage factor and good in business. Libra may find themselves with marriage in mind, especially while Jupiter is in Libra, but this may not be the best for late Libras. It may be a better time for them to be careful of losses, attend to problems, even if they seem to be only small nagging at the back of your mind types. Pay attention, talk about it whether it is on your side or theirs. A gentle resolution could save the day down the road. Learn more about items that come your way. Learn more about negotiating and how to kindly show others how to do it too. All these skills will do when making business adjustments too. You can be a good mechanic, but do it with a lot of heart. Be the magnet.

Saturn is a third to half way through Sagittarius in 2016. It retrogrades from 16 degrees back to 9 degrees. Factors in your chart from 9 to 16 degrees will be activated one after the other, the 2nd and 3rd times! Saturn is Capricorn’s planet, expecting seeable results on time. It can have a harsh manner, be cool and aloof – their praise is well earned and means a lot. Saturn in Sagittarius is more flexible, but still wants a good job done. Libra is not a physical laborer sign, but works hard building relationships. They have a sense of refinement, an uncanny ability to see each side of a matter, to bring Spirit into alignment! Agreements can always be made from necessity or from a win/lose point of view, but when there is an underlying respect and understanding, the sting of loss, and the joy of gain makes peace in the long term.

Sagittarius and Libra are a delightful combination. They love sharing stories of the places they have been. Libra is more anthropologically inclined, Sagittarius loves the adventure! Libra is great at film making, Sag is a good subject! Sag may at times just outspokenly blunder in, while Libra is checking for local customs. Libra teaches Sag a little finesse, and Sag says don’t be shy, just do it! Seeing the advantages of both, they can pass the lead back and forth. Great teamwork for an import/export business! Libra sets up the contracts, Saturn minds the muscle to gather the goods.

Jupiter in Libra is a volatile Fire in Air combination, loves to carry on getting to know you. With the Sun in Libra too, it’s double time to go out and meet some good companions, enjoy some of the fruits of your labor. Go to a museum, the finest restaurants, check out some courses at the university! Your students or teacher may be from an array of cultures. Libra is remarkable with design! See if there are jobs with a cause that are open for you. You may be just the talent they are looking for! Instead of only that morning walk, you might find yourself taking dance lessons! And who knows, you may meet a sweet mate! The Sun will conjunct Jupiter Sunday the 25th at one minute before Midnight Pacific time! From noon on that day, spend some special time on a little journey with friends or loved ones! Attend a special event!


Any of these outer planet factors may be activating other factors in your chart as well as your Sun. They may be difficult, may be rosy, maybe both! Check with your favorite astrologers for the whole picture!

Have a great new year!

See the entire Libra 2016 Newsletter!
See the 
2016 Special Edition Newsletter for upcoming Planetary Patterns!

Make your changes count.

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Libra Poised at Fall Equinox!

Libra White Rose for Purity

Dried plants, fallen leaves floating in the wind, seeds on the ground, a time of letting go of summer’s brilliance. For some it is a cooler season, for others it is blankets of snow over earth’s bed, quietening and restful, time to catch up, social evenings by the fire. For many, it is also the crisp zing of intoxicating energy, skiing, skating, sledding, ice hockey!

White for snow and purity, perfection and the virtue of the balance required for all those winter sports! Since plants and light are dying, there are cooler days and longer nights, worries and sadness can set in, needing courage to face the demons of darkness. Time for the breathtaking White Tiger! In itself it strikes the balance between dark and light by its colors! It LIVES those colors! Plus those amazing blue eyes!

West, the place of the setting sun is Libra’s direction. Sunset is our natural gathering time of day after work is done. We are tired and enjoy chatting over dinner, sharing the day’s events. Summer’s bounty makes it possible to share with pleasure. The Chumash Indians saw it as the place the Souls crossed over after having walked the Milky Way as stars. It is a finishing time as well as being inspired by new ideas. We talk things over and brainstorm how we would have done it, done it differently. In a moment new partnerships are formed to do new ventures.

West is also the place of dusk and dark, dreams and visions! We can seed our dreams with images of our new projects and ideas before sleeping, then dream them into being during the night. We wake up knowing what to do!

The knowing of these cycles of growth then rest, are innate within us. Being reminded helps us remember the cycle continues endlessly, effortlessly, naturally. Sadness is part of it. Weep well for things you have lost. Let your tears grace the Earth. Each period of rest or winter is followed by new growth, or spring. Choose courage to face what’s ahead, and may it be joyous! Light white candles. Put white flowers on your table or where you work.

As  Deborah Byrd says: You can recognize these phases in the course of relationships, over a workday, in the progress of a play or novel, in the process of aging, while eating a meal, in the growth of a garden, in a scientific or political or business enterprise, while playing a game. All things sprout, bloom, reach completeness, become brittle and die, then rest. Then the cycle begins anew.

Where Virgo sorted the goods, Libra connects the people! We are doing this together. Extend a smile or a hand to to fellow Life Walkers. Give them a white rose of winter.

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Happy Birthdays, Libras!

Libra Navajo Blessing Way Walk in Beauty Natural Order Hozho

The Blessing Way: A Navajo ceremony to awaken one to natural order (hozho); choosing constructive and life-affirming choices. Image at WhiteWolfPack.com

May you walk in Beauty all the days of your life…. 


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Libra 2016 Moons!

New Moon Portal!   – Venus Trine Neptune, Saturn T Square!

Full Hunter’s Moon!  – Jupiter Inconjunct Neptune, Sextile Saturn, Square Pluto!

New Moon Magical Portal!  – Venus Trine Neptune, Saturn T Square!

Friday Sep 30, 5:11 PM Pacific at 8 Libra 15 

New Moon Magical Portal! Stone Arch Night Sky Day Path Girl
Thank you to artist Jeremiah Morelli in Bavaria, the Soul who made this Portal for us.

New Moons are always an ending and beginning, a Moonless night, a bright day to come! In Libra, at Fall Equinox, it is a balance of dark and light, the poise of equal day and night – as above, so below. Like Sunset, it is the time of year we go from the light into the dark. It is an embracing poignant threshold, exultance for completion, inspiration to further ventures! With the Grace of the Past guiding us, let us walk forward together…transdimensional, effortless.

The most recent connection our New Moon made was with Jupiter, planet of abundance! Sun crossed Jupiter Sunday the 25th, and the Moon 9:54 AM New Moon morning! The Moon occulted/eclipsed Jupiter, so they were in perfect alignment, making the Moon/Jupiter fusion more potent. No guessing what the message was, it’s clear! Make special notes of prosperous ideas, blessed connections to follow up on, future plans you would enjoy, trips you might take, good advisors to see. Get do dates on your calendar!

Mars in Capricorn is about to square Jupiter, Oct 5, so there will be some stumbling around, different opinions on which choice to make, path to take. Mars in Capricorn can be pretty intimidating at times, and sound like the final authority, but Jupiter in Libra can sidestep on the dance floor! No straight answer might mean I’m thinking or it could mean no, but I don’t wanna tell you cuz you might get real mad. If I don’t show up for the appt that is usually my answer. If Jupiter is merely being a bit lazy and complacent, a good swift ‘kick’ may just be needed to get things going. But be careful. Capricorn may have the law on their side. Jupiter knows the lawyers. Wait for a better time to sign papers, go into partnership. Be ready to just let some things go. A better circumstance is likely to come along.

The New Moon first engages Venus in the next sign, semi sextile Scorpio. She, can be man or woman or a couple, leads with the most exquisite scents, a wave of her enchanting veil, wines that lower resistance, a personal connection may be made. Libras are always looking for good partners and Venus in Scorpio senses where good money can be made, strong lasting alliances forged. Libra likes socializing, taking the measure of various peoples and their offerings. In Scorpio Venus checks credit records, accountability, sources materials at the right price, holds confidentiality when needed.

Then Sun & Moon inconjunct Neptune in his own sign Pisces. He is retrograding back to make the meet. There may be confusion about where, when and with whom to meet, but there is an instinct and it may seem like a miracle, but the connection is made. Artistic insights, a dance that expresses far more than words, exotic foods from across the world are sweet benefits that open our hearts.

Venus and Neptune are linked by a lovely less than one degree trine! Venus is love, the deeper kind in Scorpio. Neptune is Soulmates and Soul love, compassion. In person, this can be the love of a lifetime. In Spirit it is timeless and rare. You may be charmed beyond understanding, changed beyond human conception. Venus and Neptune connect sweetly three times a year, but not always to your chart in such a way as to bring this about, but when it does, you will know it with no doubt. It can be truly magical. In other ways, it is an amazing artistic potential. Just as with Soulmates, there is a mystical union, an at one ment with the message the art expresses. There may be an exotic encounter with loved ones, extraordinary Beings, mermaids, avatars, angels.

Sun & Moon are three degrees from sextile Saturn in Sagittarius. So much can be accomplished with travelers, teachers, anthropologists, archaeologists, architects and geologists. The world has so much to offer. Be a speaker, coach, mentor. Seek one! Get terrific travel rates.

Saturn is squaring the Moon’s Nodes within a degree! Saturn and the nodes are considered Karmic, things of the past and future. Saturn often wants to hang on, but in Sagittarius is more willing to move on, seeing the perspective of a more long term choice. The South Node, considered to be the Past of the two nodes, is in Pisces. Neptune here at the South Node, increases the sensitivity to what is perceived. Pisces can be matters of the Soul, far more meaningful than tonight’s dinner or life as we know it today. We may find our visions pierced and leaky, not serving us as they used to. Light may seep into dark corners so we see a cost for not making change that we didn’t realize needed doing. Saturn in Sagittarius can be a wise leader, knowing what we must do to break the old bonds, lighten our burden, free us. The North Node is in Virgo, and God knows how they can clean up, put things together in a better order, heal what ails us. Sometimes they crack the whip and say get over it. Other times they are so tender as to make you weep. Either way, you are sorted.

Mercury in one of its signs, Virgo, is opposite Chiron in Pisces and inconjunct Uranus in Aries! Chiron and Uranus have been traveling with one another since 2008 and will be until 2021, thirteen years! Planet wide changes often take way more than 13 years, but they are making their contribution! See more. Healer Chiron and ChangeMaker Uranus have been making adjustments worldwide – some we never expected to see in this lifetime, others agonizingly slow and sad. At this New Moon, Mercury is the spokesperson. As in phrases like if you can’t name it you can’t claim it, if you can’t see it you can’t heal it, we need to get the Word out, whether by voice or video. Change is being speeded up by Internet knowledge, technology that shows what really happened. We are all learning how to do things in better ways, from daily life to what we think about the meaning things, the significance of change as indicator. Chiron in Pisces works with media and visions. Mercury presses for the data to back it up. Uranus collaborates even if it is one individual alone that stands far above the rest of their tribe. Mercury moves the message of one or many!

Steady in the Light and good luck on your journey.

LIBRA New Moon Magical Portal Astrology Chart

LIBRA 2016 New Moon Astrology Chart

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Full Hunter’s Moon! – Jupiter Inconjunct Neptune, Sextile Saturn, Square Pluto!

Saturday October 15, 9:23 PM Pacific at 23 Aries 14 

Full Hunter's Moon Libra Poetry
From Haiku to a romantic Who-done-it, Libra was born to make beauty! As hunters found food for the winter’s store, Libras hunt relationships to share goods and companionship during the shorter darker days of time to come. Children conceived during this time are born in spring, an auspicious and joyful time to come into the world.

At a Libra Full Moon jot down your ideas quickly or record them as you walk through the park or write them for you lover in a moment of kindness or sweet regard. The Sun in Libra gives his light, the Moon in Aries gives his fiery Spirit leading to yet another adventure! Whether personal or political you will meet new people from afar or of very different backgrounds than your own. You may be well impressed by their point of view and feel a deep and instant gratitude! Opening our hearts and crossing the bridge, making a bridge, can bring lasting and greater prosperity.

Aries may be reactive and warlike, and Libra is the general’s strategist, anticipating the opponent’s moves. But with Uranus in Aries with the Moon, Moon may rather befriend than attack! They both like independence and freedom, so rather than separate, let’s respectfully unite, see each other as worthy contributors to a common cause we may agree on! Jupiter and Mercury in Libra, on the Sun’s side, are more thoughtful. Jupiter may be opinionated, and righteous, but can be appealed to by smart and clever Mercury, also in Libra, to consider collaboration, how opposites and difference can wisely fill needs not previously considered or met. Equality is on the table.

Jupiter and Mercury are engaging Saturn in a sextile. Saturn is still closely square the Moon’s Nodes though this aspect is fading as the Nodes retrograde away. And they are leaving Neptune behind too. Sensitive matters are being reorganized. Saturn has offered consideration of right timing, appropriate responsibilities, the wisdom of experience. Mercury has been thinking things through the last week or so, and seeking a balance of favors, making connections with brilliant partners.

Jupiter comes within a 5 degree range of Saturn Oct 15, this very day of our Full Moon! Many astrologers allow that range. Others, due to this aspect being a sextile only allow a 3 degree range. But if you feel it, it’s active for you! The three degree range starts Nov 2. This aspect is important because though it doesn’t become exact until Aug 27, and then only once, it is continuously close from now until March 6 when Jupiter retrogrades out of the 5 degree range. They don’t get that close again until July 29. They are quite close 3 1/2 months then another month, so a total of 4 1/2 months they travel closely together in the background. It lasts so long because Jupiter retrogrades Feb 5, 2017, moving very slowly. Their closest connection is a 2 day period when Jupiter is at 12.5 minutes of Saturn, very less than a degree December 28 and 29! This is just after Saturn trines Uranus December 24, Christmas Eve, and Jupiter opposes Uranus December 26! Please see the Holiday Four…or should that be Five?!

Jupiter may increase Saturn’s workload. Saturn may be inspired by Jupiter’s far reaching ideas and open a new branch. Business may increase through new partnerships. There may be some sad moments as Saturn realizes what they missed, what has held them back. Forgiveness may be given for mistaken thinking as the truth comes out. Time for healing. Health may get better with age, and respect and recognition given for long term well done work. Jupiter sees the benefits of Saturn’s bedrock solidarity. Your Dharma, your mission this life may be apparent, finally, or a profound step taken in its direction. Might go back to school! You have until the end of next August! Make it count!

Mercury is square Pluto today, and Jupiter doesn’t catch up to square Mars, but it surely does to Pluto, Nov 24, 2016, the first time of three. Mercury may have some things to say that will subtly pin your ears back. Go lightly, just listen, or walk away and think things over before saying something you may regret or they do. It will certainly have effect. Might be just what one of you needed to hear and was overdue to be spoken. Or, it may be a hurtful lie and you have to wait until the truth outs. Stay clean. Don’t make it worse. Document, keep the law on your side. Protect a loved one from harm as possible.

Jupiter square Pluto is a serious financial affair, and a possible illicit relationship. Some people will be have already shifted funds out of high risk ventures and not take them up at this time unless they are seasoned financial investors. Be cautious about forming new business partnerships unless each of you has a stack of favorable personal aspects. Check with your astrologer. Personal relationships formed at this time may have sad outcomes, financially or one of you cheats. You or your current partner may be tempted. Please work things out another way if you can.

On the other hand, Jupiter in Libra may break through a death grip blockage of a long standing Pluto in Capricorn matter no one had any hope for! Jupiter in Libra can wriggle and slither between the gaps, bridge the lacks, and what a surprise, a fabulous new deal is made. In relationships, age and beauty can work it out. Prenups a wise choice. It might be a perfect time to address cultural differences and parental customs and concerns. A lot of talking and getting to know each other may be required for their blessing. And it may take a year or more. Jupiter squares Pluto the second time March 30, and the third time August 4. Really, in family affairs, this is not a long time to wait to make peace about something so important. See your astrologer to plan your marriage date! See More

Jupiter is immanently inconjunct Neptune Oct 23! This first of three will be at 9 Libra 27. Inconjuncts are at either side of oppositions, so they are across but off. Jupiter usually won’t let them lie, and will seek out any adventure to the side. They don’t want to miss anything. And rightly so. It may seem like a detour or a waste of time, just a looksee, but often there is good reason for it to happen. We learn more about the guides along the main road, go back with new depth and perspective that makes the central purpose more powerful. OR. We may simply decide we like that side road better and there is a turn in the road we never dreamed was available. Being slightly askew fits our nature like a fine silk glove.

In this case it is the Neptune glove holding the trident! It may be the ship crossing the sea, playing magical music in the moonlight, the call of being with spiritual seekers at the ashram holding stillness and balance. We may be enchanted by art, artists, poets, a roadside shrine with profound words. Or it could be an Alice in Wonderland foray that seems nonsensical and we laugh and laugh just because if feels great to cut loose. Needed that! Gasp. Need to do that more often! Or, heck, we just got lost! Getting lost is a mission all its own and often brings lots of other questions as well! Nothing like a good getting lost in time, and space! It reminds us to slow down and see around corners! See More!

The poetic Libra partner, the Aries/Uranian Leader and nurturer! Wherever you go, keep a steady fragrant rhythm, sing or whistle some accent moments to let them know you are near! Walk in Beauty. Breathe in that pure essence of the precious life in each of us.

LIBRA Full Hunter’s Moon Astrology Chart

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The next New Moon is the day before Halloween, Sunday Oct 30, 10:38 AM Pacific at 7 Scorpio 44. 

See the entire LIBRA 2016 Newsletter!
See the 2016 Special Edition Newsletter for upcoming Planetary Patterns!

Please, always remember these planetary combinations are what’s happening in the world. Check with your astrologer to see how they do, or don’t, activate your personal chart! May it go well with you….

Jupiter in Libra Travel Wedding Gown Plane Blue
Traveling with your Wedding Dress?! ~ Call the airline ahead of time….

August 24 Note: ONLY 16 days of Virgo left. Organize, Tone up your skills, get things done, clean up, heal your mind and body, be ready to relate! Jupiter goes through the signs every 12 years, so this is it for Virgo, Libra to begin shortly!

This Sign change, and the last Saturn square Neptune Sep 10, occur between two VIRGO eclipses! Sep 1 Solar ECLIPSE, New Moon is first, then the Sep 16 Lunar ECLIPSE, Full Harvest Moon! All this is during the Virgo Mercury Retrograde Aug 30 to Sep 21! The Jupiter Sign change is followed by the Sep 22 Sun’s sign change into Libra, Fall Equinox! The Sun will conjunct Jupiter, then at 2 Libra 49, a very lucky combination! And Mars will be conjunct the Galactic Center, transmitting from 26 Sagittarius!

Jupiter in Virgo‘s exceptional craftsmanship has attracted the notice of Libra’s who appreciate the finest art! In Libra, a worthy long term partnership may be formed. Quality is a gift in itself, and may assure the intrinsic value of the gift offered. Jupiter may have worked long and traveled far to arrive at this special time and meet YOU!

Jupiter is known to be casual, a seasoned traveler able to do well with the useful minimum. In Virgo we may have had budgets, healers and horses. Libra will bring well groomed poodles and spending some of that money! Libra enjoys sociality and elegance, from tux at the ballet to exquisite gowns at the symphony. The fine art gallery or the local art show are on their agenda. Jupiter loves a good story, so invite them to play the part to maximize the benefits! This combination makes for fundraising like you had only dreamed of!

Jupiter is playful, so expect some jokes and joviality, maybe a few bets, along the sidelines. Maybe that is just the icebreaker needed, a little friendly competition to start the juices flowing. There will likely be a faux pas once in awhile, but usually they are forgiven. We are all human. They meant well, and surprisingly things work out great!

Libra is so courteous and tactful. Jupiter is no fool, so can see the value in establishing well balanced relationships with respect and kindly words. With Jupiter’s confidence and friendliness with people from many lands, and Libra’s cross cultural camaraderie at the table, they are a hit and the sale is made, the contract negotiated fairly, a long term alliance celebrated!

Jupiter has many interests, some of them foreign. In Libra, expect to see the world. Jupiter loves to teach; Libra can gather the Souls, anthropology in action. Jupiter can publish; Libra finesses the script perfectly. Jupiter is the Judge; Libra loves the Law and makes great lawyers. Jupiter has perspective, integrity and super Faith and helps Libra hold the line and stick with the long term meaningful decision. Libra helps Jupiter see both sides before leaping to assumptions! They are a good team.

Libra is good at team sports and peaceful competition. Baseball, relays, synchronized. Dance, ballet, Tai chi, balance. Jupiter enjoys games, being robust, racing, skiing, skating, horseback riding. Make it all an art. Show that big doggie, fine horse! Try some figure skating! Do good things for your figure! Eat less, eat well.

Jupiter is a daytime planet and Libra a daytime but Sunset sign. They love a starlit night with candles and a lovely long view of the Milky Way to keep Jupiter’s happiness. Wish upon a star. If they do things they both love together, a relationship can be formed. Otherwise, this may be a ‘it was fun to have met you’ affair. But you will change. It was memorable and still special. You Libras got more courage and Jupiterians more grace.

Venus is Libra’s planet, so many couples will be in the marrying mood! Businesses associated with marriage and travel will thrive! Yet, Jupiter, the wanderer, isn’t always an easy catch. If not the marrying type, or not ready, they vanish or just don’t show up. If things go well for your relationship, Jupiter IS THE luckiest planet of all! Jupiter in Libra marriages may be truly and exponentially blessed! You two together will be more successful in Love and Business than you ever were separately on your own. If you are already married, get a great special date and time from your astrologer to renew your vows and make it even better! Be sure to check with your astrologer for

  • Basic lasting real compatibility – no maybes or ‘potentially.’
  • Chose a beautiful astrological wedding date and time on that day for happy stability, love and prosperity!
  • Check both your astrolocalities for the most lovely and successful place for your marriage, honeymoon, and where to settle and have your children.

DANCE in Beauty forever and ever.

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Jupiter into LIBRA 2016 Astrology Chart

Sep 9, as Jupiter makes the sign change into LIBRA, Jupiter stands alone, in no close degrees to any  other chart factors. It is free to act, or unconnected, yet Libra is a sign of relationships.

In time it stands with the last exact Saturn square Neptune Sep 10, the day after the sign change! That aspect has brought sadness, breakdowns, endings, losses. The square has been strong and close to 10 Sagittarius from April 13 to Oct 31. Paris, Orlando, many floods. At the same time, it has shown us the great needs, many have forgiveness, great kindnesses have been shown, and determination to rebuild and change shows amazing resilience though having suffered greatly.

Mercury is RETROGRADE at 24 Virgo, headed back to 14 Virgo 49. We must rethink many things to find better ways. In Virgo it is new health practices in our lives, business systems, financial management, cleaning up our homes and environment, giving our pets better care. It’s paying attention to when people need our help yet not depleting ourselves in the process. Virgo is a sensible mutable Earth sign, born to make these adjustments with the least fuss. Get your rest, hug your family and carry on.

Mercury is retrograding to opposition Chiron and inconjunct Uranus. This is important because Mercury is keeping the energy of their recent aspects in our mind and the reverse aspects of their previous sets start in December and carry through 2017! See More!

Sun in Virgo is in square with Moon and Mars in Sagittarius. Could be some impatience in the wind, grumpy rumblings. Work versus running away, responsibility versus independence now! Again, mutable signs, so look for the good, make the adjustments, and keep moving. You can clean up messes and fine tune later! Get what you can done, take some time outs for fun!

Venus, Libra’s planet has sextiled Saturn, happily made the job more productive, restored some broken relationships, let others go on their way in their own style. Perhaps an almost marriage. Venus has inconjuncted Neptune, wondering why the wandering, yet has caught glimpses of unmendable broken hearts, dreams that could come true, Spirit that leads us. Libra, an air sign, is the ever so logical lawyer, but sometimes the balance of heart and matter leads to a creative solution that pleases the kindred Soul of all. Venus wants what she wants, but you can’t own people. Her ultimate grace and kindness wins the day.

She will stand trial square Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto rules Scorpio the sign after Libra. Libra prepares the relationships for the deeper dealings of Scorpio, intimacy, financially, death and rebirth, detoxing and healing. Serious matters. Venus can be frivolous with fru frus, cosmetics, flowers, clothes & jewelry. She loves the elite musics and entertainment, ballet, plays. Capricorn brings her up short and says we need to pay the rent and think of possible needs for savings for a rainy day, and fix the roof, you know. Sigh. Ok, so a bit of both? She will pale and die if there are no pretties at all. And Cap can get too gruffy and stuffy for his own good. Grab him and take him out to play! Just might like it after all! :)

Don’t expect to make an easy love match with this square. It will either take time, there are family, financial or career or educational setbacks, a broken engagement, age is an issue. Sometimes it is wiser to let go and find happiness elsewhere another time. It may seem bleak at this time, but is worth the wait. Remember, these aspects will be in different formations with each of your different charts. Check with a couple astrologers to see and confirm your specific personal timing.

Moon and Mars are trine Uranus, so there are some unexpected, yet not surprising either, opportunities soon ahead. Time to try out new adventures! Get outdoors, try a new sport, a new gym! New friends, a different new group is likely to invite you!

Jupiter will be in Libra until Oct 10, 2017! When the Sun goes into Libra this year, it will conjunct Jupiter at 2 Libra 49! That is a lucky combination, so Libras will get off to a great start and Fall Equinox will be glorious!

Happy Jupiter in Libra to you all! Happy travels, great learning, bountiful relationships!

Jupiter into Libra 2016 Astrology Chart

Jupiter into Libra 2016 Astrology Chart

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Mercury Retrograde winding road across the Golden land

9.22.16 Sun into Libra note: These are the matters that will be finishing through Oct 6 with Mercury now Direct/forward in Virgo.

Virgo is so tawny and earthy, the sign after Golden Leo. S curves, like in retrogrades, can have such grace and contour perfectly celestially in our lives, each turn specifically meaningful, intertwined so naturally….

Both Eclipses, Sep 1 and 16, Jupiter’s Sep 9 sign change into Libra, and the last Saturn square Neptune Sep 10 are all during Mercury Rx! There will be a lot of rethinking going on of many matters. Mercury will keep these events in our mind as well as the previous Jupiter-Chiron-Uranus sets, and the three Mercury trines with Pluto!

The prep, perusal and anticipation phase started Aug 10. Mercury retrogrades Aug 30 at 29 Virgo 4. 29 is the last degree of a sign, considered a critical degree as it holds the last moments before the threshold into the next sign. It is in maturity, happy, so done, excited and a little scared sometimes too! In this case we can get a look but don’t get to step onto Libra ground, yet. Mercury returns to mid Virgo, 14 Virgo 49, reorganizing. Kinks are getting straightened out. Unfinished business is tended. More healing happens. We get cleaner and lighter as no longer needed goods are given away or sold, transformed to current purpose.

At each turn point, Aug 30 and when it turns forward Sep 21, focus is held for about an 8 day period. Projects are refined, ideas are absorbed and retained. Not perhaps in their entirety, but the crucial bits are held. The sand of the hour glass drizzles silently, into a slightly new mix. Time, though passing, stands still. It can seem perverse or magical, maybe a tad of both, depending on your mindset. Let yourself be the observer, be one with it, be patient and grateful. There is an essence, that is truly pure, that is being revealed.

Mercury three times at Jupiter opposition Chiron, inconjunct Uranus points of Aug 12, 13
  • Mercury keeps us thinking of Jupiter in Virgo’s course corrections, its inconjunct Uranus, and additional offerings of healing expertise to Chiron, increasing Chiron’s repertoire. Mercury will sniff about, question, drop hints, dialogue its way along and around, let information flow and filter into the crevices of opportunity it finds. The first scan, is Aug 19, less than a week fresh from Jupiter’s two aspects, and this only one day after the Full Grain Moon spanning Leo/Aquarius! The ideas Jupiter stirred are expanded, having more reach now than thought possible. Stretch for it!
  • Mercury transits are about a 4 day affair, 3 before, 1 after, unless it is in station, holding the point longer, or unless you are more, more sensitive. Then it’s the time it is for you.
  • The second contact, is September 9, the very day Jupiter changes signs, enters Libra for the first time since 12 years ago! The importance of Jupiter’s aspects, Jupiter then in Virgo, sharing across the table with co-healer teacher, spirit traveler Chiron, is fully in mind as Jupiter’s energy is carried over the threshold from super service Virgo to sharing and pairing Libra! How we serve each other, our dearest loved ones, how we make each other’s day better makes the difference between heartbreak and that 40th anniversary! Business partnerships flourish as we each bring our marvelous talents to the table. Jupiter’s inconjunct Uranus, consideration of friendships and how we can all work together in service to our world, the greater community, brings change that awakens some, gives many a ‘home,’ sets us free together. Nice and gentile Libra is not to be underestimated! They are diplomats, negotiators and peacemakers, but also rights fighters par excellence! Law is their business. Be careful about your business, have a good staff and team available. A good lawyer is a true asset.
  • October 3 is Mercury’s last connection. The Moon will be in Scorpio that day conjuncting Venus. Take some sweet time with someone you love. Protect your privacy and be sure your security measures are in place.

*Another threesome this Rx is Mercury trine Pluto, even more powerful because Mercury stations with Pluto when it turns direct! Mercury trined Pluto Aug 10, the very beginning day of its three part cycle – direct, retrograde, direct.  When Mercury turns directions it is ‘still’ for an 8 day period, 4 days before, 4 days after. That is a time of great focus, concentration, being instilled with the principles of that time. Mercury trines Pluto the second time Sep 20, turns direct/forward the 21st, Sun goes into Libra the 22nd, and trines Pluto the third time Sep 23, all right in that 8 day station from Sep 18 to 25! Mercury queries Pluto who doesn’t give up his secrets easily. Mercury is generally more inquisitive than wanting to use things against you, but still, there needs to be some degree of trust and possibly confidentiality before certain things are shared. The trine is often more successful. So it you want to learn a deeper way of seeing and knowing, get closer, give it a try. Pluto cleans things up and some of those answers given may not immediately make you happy, but will certainly change your life. Sexuality, intimacy, money, cleansing, death, healing & rebirth are Pluto fortes. See it in the Sep 16 Eclipse!

Virgo is one of Mercury’s own signs, the other is Gemini. Gemini glories in a brilliant array of  ideas! Virgo wants to put them to work. Both are more of mind, earthy Virgo is more of matter. It’s not just ideas, but things, the results that ideas make. Virgo crafts them into a working system. It hones the edges. It puzzles them about until there is a wonderful fit! Virgos make earth crafts especially ones of wood, like cabinetry, wooden ship building, custom homes, wood carvings. Their amazing attention to detail wins awards. They want quality and durability, plus sustainability. Get yourself ready to be flexible. Old routines will be challenged.

Virgo performs countless services, from the saving lives nurse, to washing dishes housekeeper, the accountant who saves your bacon! Some of them franchise, others would never dream of delegating, they personally ARE the business. Those remarkable beings will change your diet, and you will let them! They study every facet and know all the details. Impressive. So when Mercury is retrograde they may go a bit crazy as things are thrown up in the air topsy turvy. Don’t worry. Give them appropriate time for the Rx to settle and they will have a better way of production than ever! If you are a service provider, you may be astonished at your clients’ new requests. Roll with it best you can and have them sign and date any changes of the original agreement.

Mercury rules paperwork, and Lord knows Virgo does plenty of that! Mercury Rx is a classic time to put off signing papers. Wait if possible. Get receipts for returns, warranties. This may be time to look and test equipment for your business, but, again, wait, especially if it means an entire system overhaul or an expensive item. Since Virgo rules health care, wait to get elective surgery for yourself or pets. Career shifts during the Rx likely won’t turn out as expected, and it’s better to wait to hire if possible. Be ready to spend plenty if you go for a renovation or restoration during Rx. If this Rx doesn’t activate your chart or you have super good aspects during the Rx you can chance it, but as my tax Daddy told me, never chance more than you can pay for!

Virgos are keen mentors, love doing on the job training, are fine tutors. They write the books and manuals! Going to or sending your kids to a specialty or technical school of a Virgo kind is ace! You, they, will come away with profound life skills as well as a fine talent that will be admired and appreciated by many, make you a contributing community member. But don’t be surprised if you change your focus during Rx!

Mercury finishes its three part cycle October 6. As it goes forward from Sep 21, put on the finishing touches. Make final corrections. Go over from front to back, beginning to end, with a fine tooth comb. One of the skills of a good caring person is knowing when to let it be. Good enough. And some things just have to be taken to the Nth degree! After all, it does have your name on it!

2016 is the year of Earth retrogrades. Common sense. Getting things done that are the foundations of our lives. Taurus is our body, being centered and well grounded, strong and kind. This second Rx, in Virgo, is taking care of our body and each other, developing life skills and craftsmanship. Capricorn takes that healthy body to the top of the mountain, is a Father, has a successful career, ages well!

Blessed be, stay so very true!

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