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Chiron semi-sextile Uranus 26 times in 13 years!

See the ENTIRE 2017 Special Edition Newsletter for interpretation, more details, of upcoming Planetary Patterns, Stelliums, Retrogrades, Full and New Moons, Eclipses!
See the entire Capricorn 2016/17 Newsletter!

Overview of 2017 Planetary Backdrop 

2017 opens with three outer planets in Cardinal signs: Jupiter in Libra, Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn. Cardinal signs initiate. Aries is the spark, a leader. Libra, his opposite, invites, greets and makes introductions. Capricorn instinctively builds the shelter, protects the gathering. Together, we are inspired, form lasting unions. Saturn and Neptune remain in Mutable signs Sagittarius and Pisces. Flexibility brings Grace. Things are not so hard and fast. Systems will change, be more accommodating, yet there is no compromising what’s Sacred. It seems at times there is no direction, but somehow everyone arrives at the same time! Saturn and Neptune, Dharma and Spirit, blend and bind us meaningfully, with every fiber, to a greater purpose, more significantly than of any one of us alone.

The long time Uranus square Pluto is finally finishing! It started its first of seven exact aspects in 2010! It is in the final 5 degree close range 11.29.16 to 4.13.17 and doesn’t go back! See more

The six aspects that started Oct 23, 2016, repeat twice and continue through Nov 11, 2017. The challenging aspects run through Nov 2. Of 14 2017 aspects, 4 are considered favorable. The aspects span from 11 degrees to 27 degrees, so likely all of us will be activated one time or another. Jupiter, the fastest of the outer planets, makes 10 of these 14 aspects; Saturn makes the other 4. Continue to make sustainable living choices. Be ready and flexible for lots of changes.

Many are waiting, getting poised for the phenomenal 2018 sweep of positive aspects! There are way fewer aspects! It has 6 favorable, only 1 difficult at the end of the year. Jupiter is making ALL the aspects! There are a LOT of sign changes, FIVE! That will more than stir the brew! Don’t expect things to be settled, but the changes bode well, new times! Live closely now so you are free to invest in 2018.

Sign Changes

Sign changes set the tone of and standards for the year. The first sign makes a secure platform for the next sign’s success. For example, Libra establishes fitting relationships, connections, for Scorpio works to be deepened. Sagittarius learns everything it can to get the Capricorn job/career, to make a significant Capricorn achievement.

For most of the year, until October, Jupiter and Saturn are in Libra and Sagittarius, outgoing and curious. Then Jupiter goes into Scorpio and it can get a little obsessed, ventures easily going on into the night, Scorpio’s favorite time. After we get used to this change of venue, Saturn finally makes his change into his own sign Capricorn! No more fun and games, it’s time to get down to business. Less socializing, things to get done, and they do get done! May be an inch at a time, but they are determined. Each step begets another. And it multiplies and goes faster as we get used to it!

Jupiter and Saturn change Signs. Jupiter starts in Libra. See Jupiter into LIBRA! Libras work for successful and elegant relationships, professional liaisons, powerful representation. Jupiter loves to learn and travel, and Libra loves art and culture. Very syncopatic combination! October 10, Jupiter enters Scorpio and goes underground, scouts behind the scenes, checks the financial infrastructure, funding, wonders if you truly love them, seeks the meaning of life and death! There comes a healing collaboration with a meaningful purpose. There is less time for simple sociality, some relationships will be left behind, others renewed and rededicated.

Jupiter makes 4 aspects, and Saturn makes 2 aspects, that started late 2016, open 2017 and finish 11.11.17. Eleven, eleven! The most dramatic of the Jupiter set is Jupiter opposition Uranus that finishes the Jupiter set Sep 27. The Saturn pair finish with Saturn trining Uranus, both sets finishing with an aspect to Uranus, making Uranus the key planet!  Saturn’s 11.11.17 last trine with Uranus is the first aspect of a year long series of 2017-18 positive aspects beginning Nov 11! Uranus is the planet of Evolution, Stars, Space. Friendship alliances help us make change, find freedom. We can be the different specialist person we were born to be! Conversely, sometimes being alone helps us clear our mind, uninfluenced we find our unique path.

After these two with Uranus, Saturn changes Sign Dec 19 from Sagittarius to joining Pluto in Capricorn, Saturn’s own sign! Capricorn and Scorpio, Jupiter’s new sign, get along. In fact, the combination is another way of saying Pluto in Capricorn! Pluto is Scorpio’s planet! Capricorn is the last Earth sign. It’s majestic mountains jut up into the sky, magnificent views inspire our quests. Winter Solstice Capricorn builds strong because it knows just how much weather it could need to withstand. It emphasizes necessities, knows the realities, wastes no time. The work of the Soul takes top priority.


A look at 2017 Aspects of Note, Planetary Patterns!

Planet Patterns Transits
Beautiful image from Soul Tracing by Dyan

2017 opens the day after the Dec 31, 2016 Jupiter inconjunct Chiron. They will stay close until the second exact aspect Feb 4 2017. The 2016 Oct to Dec Jupiter set – inconjunct Neptune, square Pluto, opposite Uranus and inconjunct Chiron – will reverse through these 4 aspects through mid May holding the Jupiter inconjunct Neptune closely until July 4! It finishes the set entirely wildly Sep 27 opposite Uranus! The retrograde/direct turning points, adjustment making inconjuncts with Chiron and Neptune, are important because of the duration they are held and that they are turning points. Major aspect Jupiter opposite Uranus is super charged, expect bold changes! Jupiter square Pluto was the prominent Presidential Election aspect and holds the keys to the financial kingdom!

Jupiter square Pluto and opposition Uranus, makes a framework for several provocative Cardinal T Squares and a Grand Cross as Moon, Sun, Mercury or Venus move through Aries. The Feb 26th 22 degree Mars exact conjunction Uranus, plus they opposite Jupiter should be spectacular to say the least! Make sure your insurance is up to date and comprehensive, covers fire/heat and electronics/electricity – wiring, explosions. Earlier in the day of the April 10 Aries/Libra FULL MOON, the Moon and Sun straddle the Jupiter opposition Uranus axis! Extraordinary proportions and options!

Saturn squares Chiron, trines Uranus. Careers and businesses will be challenged, breakthroughs possible. Times change. Those who are innovative for the greater good, and work in harmony with friends and community, will prosper. The May 18 second and Nov 11 last trine to Uranus will occur at the degree of the Galactic Center! The square and trines were only 4 days apart, finishing aspects at Christmas 2016, and make their third and last aspects quite closely again Nov 2 and 11, 2017. That Nov 11 aspect launches a year of uninterrupted classically favorable aspects!

Uranus and Chiron will be aspected 4 times each. Healing change. Businesses will be called to be more inclusive of all beings, broadened by their new connections.

The last aspect of 2017 is Jupiter trine Neptune Dec 2! Let the magical journey begin! Saturn changes signs, into it’s own sober and mighty productive sign Capricorn Dec 19, just before Winter Solstice! Some say Solstice is the true New Year.

Uranus square Pluto is in its LAST 5 degree period of that square! It is in a 5 degree or less closeness 11.29.16 to 4.13.17, Uranus then leaving Pluto behind.
 
In the background, Chiron semi-sextile Uranus has been in a continuous 3 degree underlying pattern since Nov 2008, continues through 2021, 13 years! The exact 2017 dates are July 29 and Dec 28.

Be well, well loved, may you prosper, and all your good works be blessed….

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See the ENTIRE 2017 Special Edition Newsletter 
for interpretation, more details, of upcoming Planetary Patterns, Stelliums, Retrogrades, Full and New Moons, Eclipses! 

See the entire Capricorn 2016/17 Newsletter!

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….

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Full Strawberry Moon – Sun Cancer, Summer Solstice!
Mutable Cross, Grand Square ~ Jupiter Trine Pluto!

New Moon  – Cancer Stellium, Sirius opposite Pluto, Grand Water Trine!

Full Buck Moon! – Uranian T Square Inconjunct Mars Links to Grand Water Trine!


Gemini Full Strawberry Moon, Sun Cancer ~ Summer Solstice!
Mutable Cross, Grand Square ~ Jupiter Trine Pluto!

Monday June 20, 4:02 AM Pacific at 29 Gemini/Sagittarius 33

Full Strawberry Moon

This luscious Full Moon, the second in Gemini, in the last 12 hours and last degree of Gemini, is opening the Gateway to Cancer with a spread of fully enriched data and the wisdom to know what to do with it! Cancer, ever the scholar, is delighted! Full Moon is 4:03 AM Pacific, the Sun enters Cancer 3:34 PM! Happy Summer Solstice!

SECOND Gemini Full Moon! The May 21 Full Flower Blue Moon was at 1 Sagittarius 14. This Full Strawberry Moon is 29 Gemini/Sag 33! In Blue Moon parlance, the current popular definition is the second Full Moon in a month is a Blue Moon. So in astrological parlance (a sign equates roughly to a month), since this is the second Full Moon in the Sign, I’ll call it a Blue Moon too!

The three Gemini Moons each supported an outer planet transit combination!

  • The May 21 first Full Moon, the Flower Blue Moon, brought in Gemini, and Mercury turned forward/direct the next day, and opening the gate before the May 26 last Jupiter square Saturn!
  • The June 4 New Moon opened the new cycle that set up the June 17 second Saturn square Neptune that remains with us until Sep 10. That square precedes this Full Moon by only three days, the square giving its support to the Strawberry Moon!
  • This June 20 Full Strawberry Moon happens just before, the same day the Sun goes into Cancer, and supports the June 26 Jupiter trine Pluto! 

June 17 Saturn Square Neptune was three days ago preceding the Strawberry Moon
xxxx20 Full Strawberry Moon, Happy Cancer and Happy Summer Solstice! It opens the last gate to the last Jupiter trine Pluto.
xxxx26 Jupiter trine Pluto is an empowering combination, that gives Mars strong impetus
xxxx29 Mars turns forward, direct. A few days after the 29th energy will be released, starting a forward momentum.

That’s the potent and complicated backdrop for this Full Moon at 29 degrees, the last degree of a sign. We reach a maximum maturity, last chance, might feel at the end of our rope, a cycle is ending, we are itching to go on! In Gemini there is a sense that our breath is critical. How we breathe, what we choose to pay attention to that entertains our air space. What we choose to breath back out, release. What is ethical, undeniable, must be spoken for our life to line up with our Soul’s commitment. We are at the threshold. The past is the past, choices are made, we go forward even if we don’t choose and not choosing becomes the choice. And so it is. Breathe well.

Moon and Sun are leaving squares to Chiron behind. Chiron is at the point of their T Square. About five days ago Sun challenged Chiron, the healings, teaching, maybe even added to the trouble. One person’s many ideas, confusing and overwhelming. Or they kept up the dialogue until someone finally listened and a breakthrough was made. There was logic versus intuition, possibly words were finally spoken and understanding dawned. Moon followed late yesterday, emotional, fiery, passionately encouraging, wanting us to look ahead, see the potentials for better or worse, just wanting the truth, meaning well. Chiron may have felt overwhelmed by that too, but infinitely glad someone cares even if you can’t get a word in edgewise, LOL! Will think about it.

Mercury, Gemini’s planet, is forming the fourth point of the Mutable Cross, Grand square! It is same degree opposite Saturn, one degree square Neptune, closely square Jupiter!

  • Jupiter is leaving Saturn, but Mercury is inviting a little more thinking about things. Jupiter wanted big and technically excellent. Saturn wanted to build but perhaps not in the expected location. Jupiter is generally trusting, but in Virgo skeptical. Saturn wants the facts, Sag says oh just let’s get on with it, or suggests yet another location – they love to travel! Saturn may be in denial, but Jupiter isn’t about to let that pass. And on around it goes. Now Mercury has heard it all and in one of its own signs, chats it out, brainstorms, possibly getting an unexpected consensus! Or, so much more input will be added, it all goes over the top, each going their separate ways. Forget about it! Huh. But none will be the same as before….
  • Saturn and Neptune will square June 17, coming right up! Mercury is logical, and downright smart in Gemini! It’s the same degree opposite Saturn in Sagittarius! Saturn may listen, though you gotta weave your way through the Sagittarius opinions, dropping hints and ideas here and there. One thing leads to another. Serious Saturn is keen on reality, and Sag loves another good story, so keep dropping those bread crumbs. Take ’em to the show so they can see it for themselves. Saturn might want you to make an appointment, show proper respect. Gemini is youthful and Saturn can be the cool Master. Keep your dignity, or make them laugh in spite of themselves! There’s no way to sneak up on Neptune. They know you’re on the way before you do! At times their intuition will trump your logic. Fine. Other times your fine logic will show them what a fool they have been and they will thank you for it. Sometimes it will seem like they are a confused mush, you could look right through them like glass, and no one is home. How do you talk to that?! If there are addiction issues, that could be true. But don’t confuse that with their waking dreams, or underestimate them or their dreams. They have magic on their side and it usually will prove out. They can be super dedicated Souls. There will be perfect times for each of you to use your talents.

Mars is potently in station, ‘standing still,’ at 23 Scorpio. If we use a 1 degree range for the station, it started June 18, Mars directs, turns forward, June 29, continues within 1 degree until July 12. It inconjuncts Uranus while retrograde June 18 and when direct July 13. This whole period of time will call for wider awareness, and because of that, adjustments. It makes sense to look aside, check out a side trip, pay attention, not let things slip by. We can be dazed by the wild Uranus in Aries, explosive, entertaining, strange and wonderful. Mars in Scorpio often feels invisible and invincible, inordinately curious! Either of them can have a temper. Uranus goes off like firecrackers; Mars in Scorpio smoulders. If you feel the heat rising, leave right now. Backup may be wise. If Uranus is complacent, not their usual venue, it could be a kickstart from Mars is on cue! If they are valuable but scaring people and losing their audience, Scorpio can show them how to hang onto themselves. Maybe one or both of them needs an adventure to spice their life. Can do! Be aware of how others may feel, be ready to take responsibility for any consequences. The ‘friendship’ may be short lived, but never forgotten!

Whatever didn’t happen when Jupiter squared Saturn, and you might even be glad for that,  will more than be made up for by Jupiter trine Pluto in Capricorn, Saturn’s sign, June 26! This will be their last of three trines, so make the very, very best of it! This is MEGA SUPER TRINE! It’s known as a wealth aspect, great for healing! Jupiter itself is considered fame and fortune in old time astrology. In Virgo it can be for writers, any kinds of daily services from nursing to bookkeeping, pet care, landscaping, housekeeping, etc. Jupiter is publishing. Get your blog going. Travel can be for healthcare seminars. Pluto wants healing, Capricorn rules careers and elders. Building and real estate. Pluto rules all kinds of major monies – inheritance, banking, loans, grants, insurance. CEOs, corporations. Think big! See more!

The Full Moon Gemini Sun is in close longitude with Polaris, the Pole star, 28 GE 34! Polaris is at the north pole, never sets, stands almost motionless on the sky, and all the stars of the Northern sky appear to rotate around it. Other stars along this circle were the pole star in the past and will be again in the future, including Thuban and Vega. Polaris has been close to the actual position of the north pole for over 1000 years. Polaris has long been an important star to sailors, caravans of old winding their way over the desert by night and others who navigated their way by the stars. It is currently located almost directly overhead as seen from the North Pole.

The planet, Uranus, was discovered one degree longitude away from this star.

According to Ptolemy the bright stars are like Saturn and in some degree like Venus. It is said to give indifference and improvidence of spirit, and to lead to many troubles. By the Kabbalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Tau and the 21st Tarot Trump “The Universe.” The Chinese considered the Pole Star as “the great honorable Lord of the Heavens”. Other races too had high admiration for it, and one can draw the conclusion that, in a relevant position in the natal chart, it will give spiritual powers to the bearer, and he will be highly respected. The Pole Star serves as a guide and indicator. It can give a good sense of discretion and you will be able to follow your instinct, clearly recognize your aims, pursue and achieve them! You may find yourself up all night, at the center of things, the heart of the matter!

Take some time, get out in the Moonlight with a bowl of strawberry ice cream, or not! Smudge and clear, make an offering, give gratitude. Think on your dreams, call on your Guides and Polaris, breathe all the old away, breathe in the new Word! If you are in a group, have Circle and, faces up, let the MoonLight bathe you, run through you all as One! Blessed be. x

Gemini 2016 Full Strawberry Moon Astrology Chart
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Gemini 2016 Full Strawberry Moon Astrology Chart
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New Moon – Cancer Stellium, Sirius opposite Pluto, Grand Water Trine!

Monday July 4, 4:01 AM Pacific at 12 Cancer 54

New Moon Milky Way Lakeside Summer Camping Lighted Tent

It’s SUMMER! Grab family and friends, take the camera and let’s camp under the holy stars!

After our recent intensity of three outer planets aspects March through June, we can take time now to assimilate whatever challenges and joys came our way. Cancer can be broody moody, and that’s just fine. Someone’s got to do it. Think of it as a hen sitting her eggs. No telling what will hatch! We keep the ideas warm and incubating, we stay fertile. People walk by and add to our clutch. Our feelings swirl and another new idea is born! Cancers are masters at germination.

This is our first Moon after the outer planet aspects. These last 28 days Mother Moon has been collecting and storing all the bits from all the signs and culminations of the aspects, letting them roll in the bowl and merge, knitting their own kind of strength. Moon is full in her own way as she meets Father Sun. He enLightens the brew, energizes the union, new beginning are given the vital warmth to emerge!

Our Cancer New Moon is between Mercury and Venus also in Cancer! A four planet stellium plus the fixed star Sirius in Cancer! Mother Moon and Father Sun are snuggling among the pillows, likely canoodling. Spooning is a favorite whether together or sharing the sweetest meal. Children are often the hoped for outcome.

The New Moon is just over a degree approaching the fixed star Sirius at 14 Cancer 05! Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky in Canis Major, has figured prominently in legends all over the world. The Dogstar, aka the Heavenly Wolf by some, is closest to the Earth in Summer, especially July and August and can even be seen in daytime. That’s where the phrase “dog days of summer” came from. The Dogstar is one of the two hunting dogs of the great hunter Orion. Per constellationsofwords.com ‘Well connected, it promises fame, honors and riches, excellent for military, lawyers and civil servants. …in conjunction with the Sun and well placed in the chart will be found to be the case with numerous important and famous personalities. With Moon: Success in business, influential friends of opposite sex, favorable for the father, good health, beneficial changes in home or business.’ Cancers and dogs are noted for their loyalty and their fierce protection of our loved ones. Opposite Pluto, there could be real reasons to double check security at home and business locations. Prevention and mindfulness.

As much as we think of New Moon’s as a dark time, it certainly isn’t for the Moon and Sun! There is nothing but brilliant Light where they are together! Sun bestows his great heart of Light fully, entirely infusing Mama Moon, recharging her. She gives unconditionally, has the huge responsibility to manage the household – all that stuff, and all those dear humans – and needs every bit of that restoration. Father Sun is always giving as big as possible, not just to his own family, but to all! He carries a lot of weight. Mama puts her arms around him and tells him what a true hero he is and just like that, he is recharged too! Happens every 28 days, but in the sign Cancer more emphasis is on Mama Moon in her own sign. The next New Moon will be his turn in Leo, Father Sun’s own sign.

Mercury in Cancer has already been giving it a lot of thought…or should I say feeling?! Where to live, how to support the family, sometimes considering installing mother-in-law quarters, or a place for Grandma and Grandpa to help with the kids. It can be a good investment to keep the elders happy and healthy, to make them know how much they are valued and still able to contribute. Mercury in Cancer’s intuition is fabulous at managing funds. Through its extensive family and community contacts, it knows when to invest, what to invest in, when to hold, and always has the family’s long term needs in mind. There is always a fall back fund that is untouchable. Through those same contacts, business connections can be abundant and there can be multiple income sources.

Mercury at 9 Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces and inconjuncts Saturn in Sagittarius. Neptune is water planet known for it’s intuition. Mercury is logical, more with the facts and data, while Neptune is the dreamer capable of visions that well exceed, transcend, any array of sensibility! Saturn wants to harness the horse and focus on the potential, build the dream step by step, using every bit of data Mercury can dredge up! It won’t always be a comfortable combination. That Saturn and Neptune just squared, a challenge aspect, June 17 for the second time. They will do so again, the last time, September 10. This New Moon will give some insights about how powerfully femininity, women, home & family, culture, feelings, factor in.

Venus in Cancer has a sweet smile and is blessed with an exceptional loving kindness. It can be a little acquisitive, and may be thought of as being selfish sometimes. And that’s likely true too. Gotta take care of yourself. Balance is the key. It’s good to think we are worthy. Good that we model that for our loved ones. Good that we go for the good things in life that in turn will contribute to the happiness of others as well. Venus in Cancer is good in marketing and advertising – art, photography. Historical and old things, geneology, make our story rich, give us an anchor in busy modern life.

Venus makes three exciting aspects!

  • She is separating sextile Jupiter in Virgo. Venus is adorable, attractive in demeanor, seductive at times, highly valued. She loves adornment of all kinds, but in Cancer especially lunar themes, corsets, garments that emphasize her lovely bosom! She loves bed and breakfasts, meals at a sumptuous eatery that feels like home, a snuggly cave-like shelter, likes a camper rather than a camp! Venus makes money, and Jupiter knows just how to manage it to make it more! Percentages are the name of the game. Jupiter wants to teach what Venus does without thinking. Jupiter, now in Virgo, wants to tell the delicious story and bring the nursing department up to par. Together they can give knockout seminars! Traveling in comfort is good as long as the budget stays in line.
  • Grand Water Trine! Venus with Mars in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces! Spas, nurturing healing. Venus will let go of some of her old collections if it will bring a great price for a good cause. Cleansing, letting go, recycling opens doors to greater earnings, simply enjoying each other’s company! It’s clear there is more to life than the material. Scorpio, though a money sign, is the number one sign of therapists, saves your life, awakens the Kundalini, the fire at the base of your spine, bringing a burning passion that must be lived! Chiron knows well we have our wounds, have struggled and suffered, each in our own way, and has become more compassionate, a true healer and teacher. We aren’t just here solely for ourselves. What affects one affects all. Venus’s love is crucial to the courage it takes to be on and stay with this journey.
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    Mars inconjunct Uranus in Aries is not at rest. He’s always twitchy in Scorpio. Scorpio is a darkish place, private, more secretive, behind the scenes power, where Mars’ true nature is so very upfront, tell it like it is right now and let’s get on with it! Uranus in Aries is a lot more like Mars! And Aries is Mars’ sign! Uranus may be strange, but it’s new, a genius on the cutting edge and Mars is a leader! So being invisible and waiting in Scorpio is going to be a challenge. But if revelation becomes important, Mars will be the one to spring it! Mars has seen a lot while rooting around, and some of that stuff needs to be spilled. Scorpio is thought to be the one who cleanses, but Mars burns it out, cauterizes the wound and because it’s clean, it heals fast! Uranus is the community, networks of people, the internet, so with all that potential support, Mars may feel like it can do it now. Get a leg up and go for it! Both Mars and Uranus are split second fast, so adjustments can be made as you go!
  • Venus square Uranus in Aries! Believe me, Venus in Cancer is quite different than Uranus in Aries! If she’s bored, she will love it, design and put up the posters, revel in the blast into the future from right when she walks in the door! If she’s afraid, it might take some doing to get her to that party! She may be glad another is leading the good fight and gently lend her energy along the sidelines serving a healthy meal that looks good and tastes good too! If conservative, she may be shocked. Unable to unsee what she saw, she is changed. It may take some time, but she will think on it and find a better way. Some of what happens may be a now or never situation. The aspect isn’t exact until July 7 at 7:24 AM Pacific. I would err to the cautious side. Make test investments; see how it goes over a longer time.

Moon and Sun are at 12 degrees sextile Jupiter 17 Virgo and opposite Pluto 16 Capricorn.

Cancer is a forever scholar sign. Jupiter is college level learning. Virgo loves manuals. The sextile aspect is opportunity type connections, in this case Cancer to Virgo. Cancer is the nurturer, Virgo the caregiver. Growing and learning are happy companions. Making sure people have what they need to learn, that the learning system really works, that there is funding to take care of things, and that there is a safe place to learn, are important. Jupiter and Pluto recently trined. Perhaps some doors were opened for funding options that hadn’t been available before. If the system is too old, reasonable upgrades can be made now. Stay with it and follow through. Perhaps a property purchase is in the offing, a career adjustment or location change. Retirement. There could be an application to change some laws that we have outgrown. Time to let go, reach out, rebuild. Mercury and Sun both complete the opposition July 7, 4:54 AM (essentially on the do business daytime of the 6th) and 3:24 PM Pacific respectively. With those and the Venus square Uranus also the 7th, the 7th brings the culmination of some important considerations. 

This New Moon is sweet but with a little bit of bite too!x

Cancer 2016 New Moon Astrology Chart
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Cancer 2016 New Moon Astrology Chart

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Full Buck Moon! – Uranian T Square Inconjunct Mars Links to Grand Water Trine!

Tuesday July 19, 3:56 PM Pacific at 27 Cancer/Capricorn 40

Full Moon Lake Tahoe CA Summer Pine Trees Rocks

Beautiful Lake Tahoe CA Full Moonset by dedicated photographer Mark Larrea!

Cancer and Capricorn both know the importance and strength of the foundation of the sacred Past, and who better to carry the energy forward?! They both recently made a T Square with Uranus, Uranus at the T point. First is the Sun July 16 at 6:31 AM Pacific, then Moon, just before the Full Moon, reminding us, at 10:06 AM Pacific. Change is befalling us and activating growth from and to many directions! Sometimes we underestimate our friends that carry awakening to the future, but often the greatest inventions and discoveries are made when we take that one step beyond our Past, out of the box! Welcome the blessing.

Mars too made an aspect with Uranus, in fact, due to Mars having been retrograde, it has been in a prolonged inconjunct, allowing a 3 degree range, since June 6. The very first inconjunct was way back on Feb 5, but this one is more significant because it is when Mars makes it station direct, turns forward. The second aspect, during Mars retrograde, was June 18, the day after the second Saturn square Neptune. It carries that energy with it to the present time. The inconjunct was continuous within less than 1 degree through its third and final aspect July 13 at 10:16 PM Pacific. It’s still close. A lot of awareness will be triggered. Stay alert to your surroundings. Make wise ongoing adjustments. Some will be slow and reluctant, others in the fraction of a moment!

Though inconjuncts are askew and sometimes take us temporarily off track. Even if uncomfortable, we see new things that open our consciousness. These two planets have kinship. Mars is the current ruler, planet associated with Aries, the sign Uranus is in now. Mars is currently in Scorpio, the sign Mars also used to rule. Both are warrior signs, Aries the front line fighter, with the courage of the first responder fighting fires; Scorpio is the ninja therapist midnight requisition specialist, that saves the day in the dark, from behind and within. Sneaky devil, but ever so potent, revelation on the way. Kundalini and resurrection go hand in hand. Sex is great or not at all! Uranus is a lot kinky, unusual/exceptional to say the least, electric and proud of it! So sometimes we don’t have a clue what’s going on; other times it’s all in our face! Ha! Great to be alive! Unpredictable but definitely on course!

Grand Water Trine! Sun trined Mars July 16 at 8:45 PM Pacific after Sun squared Uranus in the wee hours of the morning. What built up all week long to a possibly unsettling 14th, 15th, gets quickly integrated and swiftly taken care of the 16th! Act on what’s in your heart to do! Sun and Mars are both physical, even in water signs! Take a good swim, snorkel, paddle! Get your molecules humming! Maybe get with someone you love! Then alternate a great hot bath/spa, cold shower routine! Refreshing and exhilarating!

Mars completes the Grand Water Trine! He is sure there is potential because he just had a healthy consult with Chiron in Pisces July 17 at 4:42 AM Pacific (essentially the 16th also). Where there’s a will there’s a way! Scorpio is shrewd, and Chiron in Pisces is insightful beyond measure, together clever! Both have an eye to business, and if there is a healing spiritual component to the enterprise, even better. Mars encourages Chiron to trust himself, instead of stewing, stewarding! Chiron has Mars somewhat at his mercy because he sees the obsessions that hold him prisoner in Scorpio. Chiron sees the potential when freed. Mars is potently in station, about to turn forward, direct, in only 10 days on June 29. It will be a slow restart, but strong. It will clear the conduit to core molten purity. It will be steeped in corrective process, focused on a wellspring of power to release the old, develop what’s innovative.

Moon sextiles Mars just 4 juicy hours before the Full Moon at 12:12 PM Pacific. Moon in Capricorn can seem stone cold, but you can bet there will be a realistic appraisal. If merited, you will get a golden report, your efforts well noted. Capricorn knows hard good work when it sees it and respectfully gives honor. The Mars/Capricorn combination could still be a little testy even though sextiles indicate opportunities, because Capricorn is the father figure/boss, and Mars, especially in Scorpio, prefers not being told what to do and dislikes scrutiny of their private doings, what they do and how and when they do it. Better if Capricorn hires Mars as an independent doing piece work. Mars gives powerfully. He is always inspirational in some regard, sparks the ignition, an initiation. If Moon in Cap has relied on their previous standing, Mars may shrewdly surreptitiously suggest they stand taller, make a bigger sweep, do some inventive research, upgrade, add some new juice!

What a powerful backdrop this Full Moon has!

Cancer and Capricorn are guardians of the hearth, and make sure we have shelter to raise our young. There is no more sacred duty of procreation than to give new beings the opportunity to carry the Light in a good way. Cancer holds the babies with love. Capricorn shows them how to professionally serve their community, take their place in the world in a good way. These signs hold fast the basic tenets of our lives. Full Moons invite us to open our hearts, spread our wings as wide as we can, embrace the potential in ourselves and others.

This Full Moon is the culminating aspect while the Moon is in Capricorn, then the Moon starts what we astrologers call VC, Void of Course. That’s like a free zone. Nothing comes of some things started in that corridor until the moon changes signs. That will be from 3:56 PM to until the Moon enters Aquarius 8:10 PM Pacific. Others speculate there is nothing to stop us. Could be a good time to simply consider things, let your Spirit meander. Blessed be.

Full Buck Moon Astrology Chart
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The next New Moon is on a Tuesday afternoon Aug 2, 1:44 PM Pacific at 10 LEO 58

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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….

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NEW Moon, Last of 2014
  FULL Wolf  Moon, First of 2015

Full Moon at Whitney Summit,  Smithsonian Photo by Nitschke
Mt. Whitney Moonrise by Nolan Nitschke. “At 14,505 feet in elevation, the setting sun and the full moon created a unique combination of warm and cool tones.”

Last of 2014, Capricorn Winter Solstice NEW MOON!!
Sunday Dec 21 at 5:36 PM Pacific – 0 Capricorn 06

Our New Moon is on the first day of Capricorn, Winter Solstice, Yule! For many this is the real New Year! This New Moon will be the third of Five in a row that start their signs, 2014 Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn, and 2015 Aquarius and Pisces, all at ZERO degrees! As we finish the long term challenge of Uranus square Pluto seven times, these zero degrees are like little booster shots! They remind us new beginnings are here. We can activate them by our new choices. They are freeing us from old dilemmas as the past fades, our sights are on the fresh possibilities to come!

FIVE planets, a stellium in Capricorn in a large conjunction, one following the other! Capricorn concentration and five ways to say it! Heart of dedication, the Matriarch and Patriarch united, literal words of Wisdom, seeking to the Core, Beauty and Beast! Both humble and powerful. Timeless structures for protection, foundations of integrity.

Moon and Sun conjunct Mercury. Mercury is leaving the Sun, faster moving, while the Moon will soon catch up with Mercury. Both have grabbed, or been infused by, a bit of Light at the heart and are carrying it forward. Mercury has the words and story; Moon gives the nurturing it takes to support it as it grows.

Mercury is more closely conjunct Pluto than the New Moon! Four signs in a row, Cap, Aquarius, Pisces and Aries, Pluto is strongly linked with Mars, Chiron and Uranus at 12 and 13 degrees! Mars and Uranus are in what we call a Mutual Reception, in each other’s signs! Potent! Both break up old patterns and delight in new times, new ways, now! Chiron sits midpoint between, extremely sensitive to the needs for planetary, even Spiritual change. It is sextile Pluto in Capricorn, knowing timing means everything. It calls for compassion in every moment. Pluto in Capricorn may protect the old ways unless shown what’s better, really better, not just good sounding. Trick is to listen to all ideas, use the old as a powerful framework, springboard, to step forward from. Pluto in Cap is expert at recycling, renovation! Mercury has a lot to talk about.

Venus separating conjunct Pluto. At 14 degrees Capricorn, it is just leaving the 12/13 degree planets, spreading the blessings. It sees the values in well placed power, experience. It celebrates the healing and changes to come. Adds a touch of class to new buildings and projects. She adds desire for Grace, to make the Beauty, attracts funding.

In contrast to the tight Saturn ruled Capricorn Stellium, and the rest of the planets, Jupiter (the orange planet at left) stands alone. Truly. It is separate in space, and makes no aspect to any other planet. See how all the connection lines in the center of the chart are to one side of the chart? By definitions, this chart pattern could be called a Bucket or Fan configuration. Technically it fits right between the two. It is claimed a lone planet is the point of emphasis, stands out, and in sunny Leo, it just might. However, unconnected, unsupported, it may just shine and fizzle. Or, unfettered, it may powerfully rise above at will! Jupiter in Leo is a tremendous teaching and leadership combination.

This New Moon, most closely tied with Saturn and in Saturn’s sign, launches Saturn’s sign change into Sagittarius Dec 23! During the New Moon, Saturn, the ruler of the Capricorn Stellium, is still in Scorpio. In some old time astrology, a semi sextile, the link that connects them, is said to affect health and wealth. Scorpio, the sign Saturn is in, is the sign of both! With Saturn at maturity, 29 degrees Scorpio, there are endings, completion, a sense of critical timing. The New Moon is at zero degrees Capricorn, an entire new beginning, by sign and degree! Time to let go and move on! Since Capricorn cherishes archetypes and reveres what’s time tested and true, keep those sacred reminders tucked away. Give due respect, renew your vows. Honor them with a new worthy approach.

Sun, Moon and Mercury sextile Neptune in Pisces, planet and sign of Spirit and Magic! Nurturing words, tender insights, mercy and empathy gentle the Soul. Listening becomes an embracing of difference. The heart sings a song and dreams can really come true.

Winter Solstice, Yule, New Moon (truly the long darkest night), and season shift. Winter Solstice official SUNDAY Dec 21 at 3:30 PM Pacific; New Moon Zero degrees Capricorn (5 Planet Stellium) at 5:36 PM Pacific! That period of time there will be WORLD WIDE MEDITATION. For some it will be an Initiation and for many an immersion into a deeper understanding of Capricorn. May the Highest be done. Blessed be.

Capricorn 2014 New Moon Astrology Chart

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FULL WOLF MOON Portal! First Moon of 2015!
Sunday Jan 4 at 8:53 PM Pacific – 14 Cancer 31 

Full Wolf Moon Capricorn Cancer

GRAND SQUARE IN CARDINAL SIGNS! It’s tight, 12,13, 14 degrees. There are the four squares at the corners and the oppositions crossing diagonally corner to corner. Moon and Sun make the primary opposition, being the Full Moon formation. This one has a little more kick than usual because the Sun in Capricorn has just been with Pluto. Secrets are known, maybe had some sex, monies discussed, vested with power, healing given and received. All is still not known, but the potential has been scanned and is being readied. Trust and sharing has been livened. Or if it’s called for, suspicion admitted. Time to shed the denial, the Phoenix to rise.

Moon in Cancer is going crazy wanting to protect, but is a tad too far away to interfere. Watch and wait. Feel and offer support as soon as possible. Or, just let go. Take a few days off and see what shakes. Children are of prime concern because some are too young to make all their decisions on their own. Foresee as much as you can. Fortify them, then pray they choose well on their own. Let them know about inappropriate behaviors, their own or others’, to move away from jeopardy as soon as their radar alerts them. Not a time to make loans or invest in too-good-to-be-true ventures.

Moon in Cancer, it’s own sign, opposite Sun/Pluto in Capricorn. Moon is intuitional and can read secretive Pluto. Sometimes. Pluto knows what Moon wants. Sun in Capricorn knows there are undercurrents and may be embarrassed, may avoid getting into the fray. Getting to work may be their antidote. Moon may ask for more than can be given. Pluto may play this scenario with intent to heal in the long term. So, as possible, get the cards on the table. It may seem insolvable at first, but stay with good will. Listen to differences without judgment as well as you can. And some of it is the Serenity Prayer ~ give us the serenity to accept what cannot be changed, the courage to change what can be changed, and the wisdom to know the one from the other.

Cardinal Signs make new beginnings! They are leaders. Aries is the primal fire starter, alive with ideas they instantly get going! Cancer cares for us. No one has to tell them to. Chicken soup appears. Libras can’t help themselves; they have to meet you and make relationships community wide. Capricorn works by nature. They are Builders, ascend the heights, are intrepid without thinking about it.

This Grand Square is crisscrossed by the Libra/Aries Nodes, with Uranus in Aries at the South Node! Uranus in Aries is a fire starter of ideas like none other. At the South Node it brings ideas forward from the Past, but in new clothes! They are the same, but more of the current times, even of the future! it may take some adjusting to not shy away, but to blink your eyes a few times, then jump on it! Flip these across to Libra and your ideas will be finessed in finery and taken as valuable consorts to ideas already on the books or proposed. All of a sudden, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts!

Chiron at 13 Pisces is in a Bow pattern with Moon and Sun, that’s trine the Moon, sextile the Sun. Chiron suffers sometimes, especially in Pisces, there are matters of the Spirit/Soul. Disappointments with ones we believed in, the World. Sometimes the Light is thin. As we become Teachers, we see how much it takes to be one and we start to understand. As we go through centuries, aeons of time, we see how much change there has been and that it is no snap of the fingers. Just like from being a child to becoming a parent ourselves. And one day we do healings, another step of Being. We make relationships, do the business of life.

In harmony with Moon, Chiron resolves feelings that got tangled, jammed to a standstill in a weeping puddle. Pisces is the most delicately tuned of all the water signs. Cancer remembers and often retains the residue of old hurts. Pisces sees your pain and the pain of the one who caused the pain. They sometimes can dissolve and wash away the chain of the generations. A gift beyond measure.

In step with Sun, Chiron sees the indwelling need to be in the Heart. Capricorn has a sense of duty, sometimes one’s family’s heritage, sometimes to one’s natural own self, sometimes divine. If we are falsely living the expectations of another, Pisces sensitizes us to this discrepancy, sometimes making it impossible to continue. What a relief. This good aspect also shows us initial possibilities to help us start anew. All it may take is a small change that was right there for the taking all along. You can do it. If you are all alone, give yourself a hug and start living that pure purpose.

Mercury conjunct Venus in Aquarius sextile Saturn newly in Sagittarius! With a twinkle in the eye, a lift of the eyebrow, a shake of the head, a silly snort, sing out that crazy idea! Sure, some will laugh. Why not? When they get over it, get down to business and tell them why it’s better than sliced bread! Aquarius likes a little kink in their coffee, and Saturn in Sag has a tad of devilishness behind that get-it-done don’t’-mess-with-me facade. But do tell why your idea will work for more than 5 minutes, no matter how entertaining it is! Aquarius loves world changers, and Sag will travel the world with it! Everyone will be a little intoxicated with Saturn newly lifted out of Scorpio. Sagittarius is famous for its sense of well being and optimism! Time to ordain the new program!

We are having the first taste of Saturn square Neptune in Pisces. It will be exact first of three Nov 26, 2015. We’ve been talking about Chiron in Pisces. Neptune is the planet of Pisces. Saturn rules bedrock and ice; Neptune rules the ocean and tides, constant change. Sometimes it is out of control and Saturn may help stabilize. Sometimes it operates on whim while Saturn wants reason. Saturn finds out there doesn’t always need to be a reason, it just is. Neptune’s intuition can save Saturn’s bacon let alone hours of work. In some ways they aren’t so far apart. Neptune is becoming one with God; Saturn does honor by being the planet of Spiritual Law, Divine Order, the GateKeeper, Guardian. See more!

Father Sun will be conjunct the Harp Star, Vega, the brightest star in the constellation Lyra. It is the second brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere! An old time astrologer wrote ‘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. So keep your pinkies to yourself and no hacking! It is also said to be linked to magic, divine spells, and charisma! Another says ‘Vega provides a multiplicity of opportunity. Our bright star with Lyra’s brightest star just may make it happen!

Lady Moon is conjunct Sirius, the Dog (WOLF) Star, The Chieftain’s Star, the brightest star in our night sky! If you have a clear night, you WILL be able to see them close together depending on your location and time of night! Auspiciously, Sirius rising signaled the flooding of the Nile, guaranteeing the land’s fertility! Some say it’s a star of success, can be on the extravagant side. With the Moon, it is said to bring success in business, good health, beneficial changes in home or business. It heightens the beneficial qualities of the planet it is affiliated with! Star expert Bernadette Brady (Venus/Jupiter Aquarius) says gain is far more than expected — the mundane becoming sacred. I hope it is your good fortune to have it well placed in your birth chart and that this Full Wolf Moon is well connected with your chart too!

Time to step into the Portal, across the Threshold…perfect time to walk a labyrinth in the MoonLight!

Capricorn 2015 Full Wolf Moon Astrology Chart


The next New Moon is on January 20, starting Aquarius! It will be the fourth of Five in a row that start their signs, 2014 Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn, and 2015 Aquarius and Pisces, all at ZERO degrees!

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Libra.Scorpio Cusp Katie McGrath, Morgana of Merlin fame, has Venus conjunct Mars.

Libra/Scorpio Cusp Irish Katie McGrath, Morgana of Merlin fame, has Venus, ruler of Libra, conjunct Mars.

2014 started with a back-to-back series of retrogrades involving Venus, Mercury, Mars. We are now in the third part of the series, Mars retrograde through May 19, 2014. Read More!  Please also see Fall-Winter 2013-14 Mercury, Venus, Mars Retrogrades

March 1 Mars Retrograded in Libra the day after Mercury directed Feb 28! Mercury in Aquarius electrified the connections; Mars is taking action on them, warms the Spirit! In Libra balancing, equalizing, evening the playing field. Mars in Libra fights for rights, cultural integration, beauty. Mars leads, cajoles, grumbles, fights, seduces, threatens, has courage, inspires! He invites you to take a first step, but if you don’t get going will quickly leave you in the dust for more return on the effort. If you don’t see it now, they will find someone who does. They might come back to see if you are ready yet, but don’t count on it. Your job will be to catch up! No sleeping dogs! This is a time for vigorous relationships, forays into new business options, restoring balance to your health that you may be a worthy partner! The first relationship is you with yourself. Do your part. When you are ready, seek spirited companions who want what you want, who celebrate you for exactly who you are! But, truly don’t expect them to be just like you! You will each give your part gloriously independently!

This Mars retrograde is important like no other because it is going back to fill the fourth point of the extraordinary Cardinal Grand Square April 20 to 23. This is not just any Grand Square, because it is formed by three outer planets! They are taking position at the 13th degrees of Aries (Mars’ sign), Cancer and Capricorn. Mars, the LightBearer, The Flame, The Torch, will be at 13 degrees of Libra. The Initiation will cross activate since Mars naturally rules Aries, the sign opposite Libra. Mars is independent while Libra wants to partner. Uranus in Aries can be contradictory in that Aries is one person, the Hero, versus Uranus that can be all of Humanity. Or is that One for All and All for One?! Jupiter in Cancer is at cross purposes when one wants to stay home and the other likes an extended trip as far away as possible. Many a daring move will be made. Pluto in Capricorn insists on restoration or demolition of the rules. No mercy. What’s a good Capricorn to do?! Everything is perfectly out of control!

In daily affairs, Mars involves sex, hot immediate sex. An old lover may temporarily put some fire in your belly! Your vehicle may need a swift fix – heater, ignition, starters, filters, timing. Be cautious about buying a new car; get the best warranty. Revise your exercise regime until it suits, and keep adjusting it as you get better at it. Take another look at what makes you lose it. Is that attitude working for you, giving you peace? Is it about time you stood up, or have you been predictably hair trigger grouchy? Is an old injury causing you pain out of the blue? Time for a new look at the old devil. Go for the cause this time. What was the first time it ever happened to you, and what caused that?!  Things have changed, it may be time to renew a contract, an acquaintance. Take action on a situation that has been on the back burner. Fire and heat are the Mars mediums. Be sure your home and landscape are fire safe. Double check heaters, vents, attics weather stripping. Cosmetic surgeries are better left until later. Remodel only as you can afford. Just know it may cost more and take more time than you hoped. You could wait, do it later. Have all changes dated and signed or you may find yourself in court.

Libra requests Grace. May the action taken make you want to be a part of it. It must hold promise of blessings to come, beauty to embrace. May there be the surprise and delight at being the first of their kind, with courage and conviction! Strike a new type of balance, a pound of feathers, a pound of red rose petals. Perhaps venturing to the West will hold more answers than anticipated. Whether divorce or happiness, a marriage on the margins, relationships change. Cosmetics make magic. Theater, fine arts and symphonies are exhilarating. You may delight in learning from a first time partnership whether personal or business.

Buy a grand beautiful hat, cap, gown or cape; walk the tightrope, cross the divide, merry be!

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Full Moon Aries Libra Eclipse 2014

NEW MOON
March 30 at 11:45 AM Pacific! It’s at 9 Aries 59

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Aries is an energetic sign, new moons usually not so much, but this one is likely to be spectacular, zig zag electric! It is right at the point of the 3 outer planet TSquare. It is the last New Moon before the upcoming April 20 to 23 Cardinal Grand Square! Get things battened down, put the lids on tight, or release what needs to be FREE! Time for Agni Yoga, the Breath of Fire! If you can’t stop it, get on it and ride it!

Aries rules the head! Get your cranial bones in order. Nerve centers are here; keep them free of debris thinking, available for clean decisions. Your face is a major communications device. Let it be in alignment with your thinking and your thinking be pure White Light. Hear the sounds of Spirit, the needs behind the words being spoken. Headaches, flare ups of sinusitis, tooth and gums may need attention signaling dietary changes needed. Have care about accidents or injuries to your head and face. Be mindful when and how you say things.

Moon, Sun, and Uranus are squaring Pluto!

  • Moon square Pluto – Moon is close kin with Pluto, both water planets. Moon nurtures, so Pluto tells secrets feeling safe, protected by the infinite Mother. If Mother gets stifling, snoopy, Pluto retreats. Learn and respect your proper ‘distance.’ Moon can be scared Pluto will be sneaky and undermine the home. Either one can be fearful or greedy about money. Both of them generally like to make it grow. Know where the monies are and keep all paperwork up to date.
  • Sun square Pluto – Sun and Pluto rule signs that challenge each other, Leo and Scorpio. Sun loves that bold light of day; Pluto is more underground, private. Sun likes to spend Pluto’s money, and often Pluto doesn’t mind. They enjoy making it, and supporting a sincere bright light. Each is possessive in their own way. Flirty Sun has that sparkle in their eye; Pluto can glower when thwarted. Pluto has natural charisma they can’t help; Sun is ferocious if you mess with their partner.
  • Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn – This aspect has been challenging (Aries) the whole world since 2010. Economic downfall has changed us all. Lost jobs, homes. Dramatic weather – Fukushima, ravenous fires, southern snow, western water shortages. The Internet (Uranus), the great educator, has revealed information, secrets (Pluto) leveled the playing field. Entire nations are changing. Shocking statistics are clearing our thinking to what’s real (Capricorn). Let’s get with it.

Moon Sun, and Uranus are squaring Jupiter!

  • Moon square Jupiter – More is better or not. Housework? Not. Travel? Yes! Moon nurtures, though in Aries, the trick is to nurture yourself. Independence is cherished. Yet still, who doesn’t appreciate a little comforting from time to time? And Jupiter expands, loves plentiful joyous abundance! Cancer can be a homebody, even timid, conservative as their Mothers, so Jupiter scares them a bit by asking them to frolic! They both love education! Cancer is a knowledge sponge forever, and Jupiter when not teaching, is writing the tome, or at least the travel blog, leading the tour!
  • Sun square Jupiter – Both fire planets, what one doesn’t do or dare, the other will! Racing, sports, gambling, horses, spending, could get way out of hand! But it sure was fun! Sun gets into its ego about opinions, and no planet out does Jupiter for opinions! And Jupiter has a Higher Source to validate it, been everywhere, so they know. Sun has merely made up its own mind. Both are generously spirited. Sun gives with all its heart and radiance. Jupiter is so lucky, and just knows there is more where that came from! These two are teachers too. Both speak with authority, and are dramatic storytellers.
  • Uranus square Jupiter – Jupiter is the faster moving planet, so brings its broad vision, warmth, easy going style, to planetary matters. Jupiter’s self righteous quality can stir the masses, to stand like Jupiter believes they can, for things they have been too frightened to stand for before. This can be frighteningly radical fanaticism to long needed change that has taken hundreds of years to come by. Jupiter makes a serious connection like this to Uranus every 3+ years, but not like this one, while Uranus and another outer planet are lined up as well. This is a time of PLANETARY INITIATION.

The only other immediately upcoming aspect in the New Moon chart is Mercury trining Saturn. Mercury carries the Word of the TimeLord Saturn. Saturn makes commitment, Soul agreement to the mission. Certain promises will be kept. Things that no longer serve will drop from priority as more important and timely needs become apparent. Loyalty prevails, all have a part.

All of this is in preparation for the April Cardinal Grand Square. The highlighted factor this time is the New Moon conjunct Uranus, the planet at the point of the three outer planet TSquare! That planet acts as seeker and sniffer, curiously extending from the two base planets, in this case the Jupiter opposition Pluto axis. It also acts as sender and emissary, transmitting the base knowledge beyond its usual grounds, pressing its imprint simply because it exists. Other times it is receiver, even against its will, yet, there it is, learning, shaken, excited, changed forevermore.

Uranus is the planet of freedom, evolution, genius, inventor. It is a quivery planet of Aquarius whose symbol is the symbol of electricity. Learning to wield this force, as giver and receiver, is a major tool in the modern citizen’s toolbox. Learning how to radically and instantly change directions keeps us out of the bullet’s path and into magical places and forces. We find other amazing Beings on unpredictable Paths, seemingly unguided, yet that electricity symbol also goes straight ahead! Uranus was also the god Ouranos, the god of the Heavens, the Stars, ALL the Suns! Even on a moonless night there is starlight. It’s not ever truly dark even when there be clouds….


Aries 2014 New Moon Astrology Chart

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FULL MOON, TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE – Cardinal Grand Square
April 15 at 0:42 AM Pacific – 25 Libra 16
That’s April 14th in Hawaii

YES! Our first eclipse of 2014’s four, is fully visible from almost all of North America!

Just six days before the Cardinal Grand Square April 20 to 23, this is the immediately preceding Lunar event. The Lunar Eclipse stands planetarily alone in this chart at 25 degrees, but it is within 3 degrees of the north/south node axis, 2 degrees of fixed star Spica, and one off from the Galactic Center at 26 degrees. It is independent of the Grand Square taking place at 13 degrees though the Grand Square is potently part of this chart.

These are the Nodes of the Moon, more intense, more pure perhaps, that they along the Eclipse axis. Sun is holding the fort at the South Node, Dragon’s Tail, considered a place of the Past, unfinished business when a planet is in the same sign. The Sun is the full strength Light of our sky, most able to withstand a relapse, a fall back. The Warrior has already proven himself. No longer needing to do battle, he is the King. Full Moons are always a requestioning our masculine/feminine balance as they go through each sign. Moon herself is at the North Node, Dragon’s Head. She is considered to rule our Past, past lives, maternal ancestors. She has skills that require no thought whatsoever. Many consider the North Node to be a place where we have some fear as we venture into uncharted territory. Who better than Moon, the Great Mother, to hold our hand as we meet the new levels, people of unknown ways and powers? She is intuitive, comforting, considerate of all, guide and guardian.

April 14, the day before our eclipse, Mercury goes through the outer planet Grand Square points! He squares Jupiter 11:32 AM Pacific, conjuncts the T point Uranus 4:15 PM, squares Pluto 9:12 PM. Be open to a wider range of information; allow a break down of communications so everyone can get away to think. Don’t expect a clean decision. Let time find its own way. This may be light bulb time, pure genius! The ideas, answers so radical they are hard to accept, or you have been waiting all your life for this! Some things you may need to guard, to copyright, patent. Others are simply too private. People might literally think you are crazy, don’t even comprehend. Have good sense about who you tell what; keep the cloaking device handy. Probably not the best time to make financial or partnership contracts, wills. Things are not as they seem, and they won’t be for awhile. There could be extreme points of view that may open your eyes. You had no idea.

It’s a dry run. If dispassionate logical curious Mercury can navigate it, investigates the nooks and crannies, we can get a more intimate feel for it, be a tad more prepared. We can get a dialogue going with ourself and others. We can negotiate more of what we need in advance, help put more puzzle pieces in place for a quicker fit as we progress the next nine days.

Mars is still Retrograde in Libra! You can see in the chart it is already making the Cardinal Grand Square. At 16 degrees it is only 3 degrees from 13, the degree of the exact Grand Square. As Mercury brings things to mind, considers pros and cons, Mars is willing to take action! It might be with a placard at the protest, advocating for education or rights. There may be a restlessness, wanting to free range and never return. Oh, wait, but there are some good friends and certain commitments that are good to do, maybe some kids that love us. Take a midnight walk or ride or two and talk with your ancestors. Be cautious about taking unnecessary risks just to prove a point that is already true. Check in with your accountant if you feel a lie or a cheat coming on, face it now. Ask your questions, get the proof. If your lover isn’t happy, what’s up? Share the responsibility. Yes, there are hurt frightened broken people stumbling around out there unable to do the right thing. You don’t have to be their victim. Protect yourself, forgive as you can – yourself and them. Don’t expect one talk to be it. It’s going to take some time and many talks. Go easy. People are usually more tender than they appear. Especially the tough looking ones. They think they have a lot to protect. Maybe they do.

Fixed Star Spica, the brightest star in constellation Virgo, considered the most benefic of all the fixed stars, is 2 degrees west of the Eclipsed Moon, at 23 Libra! Spica will be blue while the Moon is crimson. Per Astrotheme: ‘Spica, the Ear of the Wheat [Virgin’s Spike], gives a taste for the countryside, or for arts related to products of the earth. It endows with sculpture talents, as well as an inclination for agriculture and cooking. It brings success, riches, love for the arts and science, erudition, and precision.’ Kenneth Johnson says ‘Hindu tradition asserts that natives of Spica are elegant, charming, charismatic, sensual, seductive, creative, clever, and excellent conversationalists, though with a tendency to be self-centered or shallow.’ In horary astrology, old traditional astrology, ‘Spica is traditionally considered as an oasis of good fortune in the otherwise parched path (Via Combusta) from 15 degrees Libra to 15 degrees Scorpio.’ From July 25th, 2012 until January 2014, Spica was in a series of 21 occultations [eclipses] by our Moon. Fully Spica infused, our Moon is traveling on, though still in the glow.

Libra is a masculine air sign ruled by feminine Venus. Spica is associated with Virgo the Virgin, feminine. The Moon is feminine. Mars is the masculine principle, these days Venus’s champion in Libra. Mars started in Libra Dec 7, 2013, continues through July 25, 2014, seven plus months, an unusually long time due to its retrograde. We are in a blending time, asserting the masculine more gracefully, lovingly, standing up for the feminine. Spica adds good fortune. Ballet. Divine dance. Blessed be!

The GALACTIC CENTER is at 26 Sagittarius. The Full Moon Sun is trine the GC. The Libra Moon sextiles it. The Galactic Center is considered a Galaxy Gateway, a point of exchange and huge infusion! Aries is undaunted! This is the volume they live for! And, Exchange is the word, because Mars, Aries’ planet in Libra, is ready to spring to connect, negotiate smoothly, move the goods and people along as they arrive on the Starships! Integration goes well. Sagittarius sees through the wormhole and slithers past the problems to a satisfying outcome.

Aries 2014 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Astrology Chart

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Grand Square Brussels' Grand Place Flower Carpet

Let your Grand Square grow as vibrantly as the flower carpet that graces the central square of Brussels’ Grand Place!

March 20 update note – I consider this set to be so important. The Cardinal Grand Square signs, Aries/Libra, Cancer/Capricorn, are the signs of the quarters of the year, each inaugurating new seasons. Aries is the first of all the signs, the sign of Initiation, leadership. Mars, it’s planet, fills the fourth point, actually making the Grand Square! Uranus, the planet of awakening and r/evolution, humanity, is in ARIES,  Mars is Aries’ RULER!!! I see this time as a PLANETARY INITIATION, especially since one of the aspects, Uranus square Pluto, transformation, is in an unprecedented 7 times sequence that started in 2010, and, we have THREE outer planets, of 12, 84, and 248 year cycles, lined up at the SAME DEGREE  on the same day! 

This current potent set started back in January….

Allowing a 5 degree range, Jupiter retrograded in Cancer opened the year starting a Wedge pattern (opposition base with a trine/sextile third point planet) Jan 6, and activated the Uranus square Pluto for an extended time! It was opposite Pluto at 12 degrees Jan 31, trine Chiron at 11 degrees Feb 5. Chiron held the energy as it sextiled Pluto at 13 degrees, the 5th of five times, Feb 25.  That same day, Jupiter having been slowly retrograding, for the 2nd time, and intensely in a same degree station, squared Uranus at 10 degrees, turned direct only 5 days later, makes the 3rd, last of 3 squares to Uranus April 20 at 13 degrees! It opposes Pluto at 3:58 PM Pacific! It is making a 5 minute, not degrees (60 minutes in a degree), exact outer planet T Square with the Uranus/Pluto square all day the 20th! April 21, Uranus squares Pluto the 5th of the seven times. You see how tight this pattern is. Plus, April 8, Mars retrograde in Libra has come back, forming a 13 day Grand Cardinal Square! April 20/21, Mars now at 14 Libra, is the pepper in the pot, making it a hot one degree CARDINAL GRAND SQUARE! And it isn’t over until Mars finishes on the 23rd. This one won’t be swept under the rug! In order:

  • Jan 31 and Feb 5 Jupiter, Chiron, Pluto Wedge was first – Secrets will out, healing will happen, plans will be made. Businesses are adjusting, new opportunities available. Move and learn with the new times! The past is the past; create new patterns, practice, practice, practice, and stick to them! Step up to the plate, you can do it!
  • Feb 25 Chiron sextile Pluto – Perfect time to let go of fear of power and success, betrayals, jealousy, spite, scorn, revenge. Time to let go of denial, do honest business with yourself and others. Capricorn and Pisces combine realism and intuition. Choices can be dead on accurate with no wasted time!
  • Feb 25 to April 20 Jupiter square Uranus – You could run away, far, far away, but it won’t get the job done.  Not usually. But if necessary to save yourself until you are stronger, do it. You may lose some friends and find others in unexpected places. Shed alliances that are no longer working. You have been growing; live your new status!
  • April 20, 21  The 13 Day Cardinal Grand Square culminates – The 20th the 3 outer planets are all at 13 degrees, Jupiter squares Uranus 0: 25 AM Pacific, opposes Pluto at 4:05 PM. The Moon in Capricorn mows through all 4 planets in just under one and a half hours, from 5:27 PM Pacific through 6:56 PM Pacific! The 21st Uranus caps it with the square to Pluto 11:38 AM. Tense, explosive. Remarkable, resourceful, remorseful perhaps. The temptation is to exaggerate, and that may be temporarily necessary to make your point, get people to think. If you get heated, take time out immediately. Don’t say or do something that can’t be taken back. With Pluto in the mix there may be no forgiveness this lifetime!  Some will want their way and appear to use any means to get it. Others will show extraordinary kindness in the face of great difficulty. This Grand Cross involves personal and home and family matters, marriage type relationships and career/business. There will be a lot on our plates. Be informed. Take your best stuff to the negotiating table. Put yourself in the other person’s place, but stand your ground. If negotiating can’t work, let it go with what Grace you can muster. Avoid blaming; do your part. Get what you can get in a good way, or don’t do it, because if you do, know there will be a price down the road.
  • April 22, 23  Because Mars is Retrograde, the square intensely continues through the 23rd.The 22nd, Mars squares Jupiter, a mighty froth ensues, and some truths are heard with exclamation points! Genuine action is called for. The 23rd, Mars powers into the Uranus square Pluto, opposing Uranus and squaring Pluto! No peace for the wicked! No stone is left unturned. The 18th to the 23rd are the most intense, times to be cautious and careful. Unless absolutely necessary for defense in life threatening situations or to prevent abuse, leave confrontations to more calm times. You could be charged with something that was done to you!  Though Mars can be a defender, champion and first responder, it can also be bullets, knives, fire and fists. Give more space when you are driving or don’t drive. Leave a heated scene immediately. Be safe and cautious about sex – no rape, no illicit sex, protect yourself from disease and especially if you don’t want children at this time. See? Be careful, please. Please.

This mighty Grand Square is at 13 degrees. The Cardinal 13th degree can be potent! It is considered a ‘critical’ degree by many astrologers. It represents gateways, not necessarily bad luck at all. Sometimes things come to a head, there is a crisis, a significant change. In this case, being in a challenging configuration, it would be hard to separate the cause, the critical degree or the troublemaker Grand Square. Cardinal signs are noted for taking action, so one way or another, don’t expect to be placidly standing around if your chart has factors close to or at the 13th degree.

We will be working this Grand Square for months, some parts of it we have already worked for years! It is an initiation process of the four Cardinal Signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn. These signs are the classic basic framework of the heavens, Sunrise – Sunset, Midnight – High Noon. They symbolize the axes of the most crucial relationships we have – Self and Others/Marriage, and of Home/Family and Career out in the world. This planetary line-up is unusual because three outer planets are in the SAME DEGREE equally spaced. It is potently activated by Mars Retrograde at the 4th point. If you don’t have planets at 12 to 18 degrees, you may not be affected at all, or be a watcher of the crises as they come and go, being helpful as you can. Planets you do have within those degrees will be activated in various ways. This is a rare adventure worth your time and attention! No, it won’t all be easy, but you will be glad for the results in time. If you hadn’t _____, you wouldn’t have _____! Blessings on your way.

Here is the Grand Square (red square lines) chart on April 17th with Venus conjunct Chiron in the mix! At this moment she trines Jupiter exactly, sextiles Pluto, semi sextiles Uranus, all at 13 degrees! Carefully played, and choosing investments relative to this chart, plus having some good aspects in and transits to your own chart, in spite of the Grand Square, this could be a money maker! Good luck!

April 20 2014 Grand Cardinal Square Venus Astrology Chart

Here is the Grand Square chart April 20, when the Moon makes her last Grand Square aspect, square Mars retrograde at 6:56 PM Pacific.

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GrandMother Moon - Watcher, Hunter, Nurturer, Bringer of Cycles

3:14 AM Pacific, Jan 1, New Year’s NEW MOON 10 CP 57

See Full Moon!

Ending of 2013, beginning of 2014.  Ending of 2013 lunar cycles, beginning of 2014 lunar cycles.

January has two New Moons, the first in Capricorn, the 2nd on Jan 30 at 10 Aquarius 55! The 2nd one is the day before Chinese New Year’s day, so both January New Moons fall at a New Year! Jan 30 is also the day before Venus turns direct, and Jupiter makes its 2nd opposition Jupiter!

Children born on 2014’s New Year’s Day New Moon will have a FIVE planets Stellium in Capricorn! The Sun, Moon, Pluto, Mercury are in tight formation, 10, 11, and 12 degrees, while Venus is off by herself at 26 degrees!

The New Moon sequence involves SIX planets and has already started as of Dec 14, doesn’t finish until Jan 8 – 10! The New Moon is in super potent conjunction with Pluto, and within one degree square Mars, Mars still closely separating its opposition with Uranus. Sun, Moon and Mercury are all on their way to oppose Jupiter, making this a CARDINAL GRAND SQUARE aspect pattern!  They finish their oppositions Jan 5; Mars finishes the entire sequence, with its square to Jupiter,  Jan 8. For more details and interpretation, see T Square, Grand Square, Stellium – Holiday Planning! Since Mars and Pluto figure prominently, be cautious with tempers – yours or someone else’s. Be ready and able to walk away quickly, because for some things there will be no forgiveness. Said.

Dec 14, Mars starts the opposition with Uranus, becoming exact Christmas morning 33 minutes after midnight. Time to step into new exciting connections!
Dec 29 Mercury, then Sun, square Uranus – shoulda thought of that long ago…changes everything!
Dec 30 Mars squares Pluto – cautious but progressive, be soothing and honorably surrender.
Dec 31 Mercury conjuncts Pluto, squares Mars – information, secrets, strong reactions.
Jan 1, 2014 NEW MOON! Sun conjuncts with MOON, then Pluto, Jan 2 squares Mars – molten lava!
Jan 5 Sun, Moon and Mercury finish their oppositions with Jupiter – lively exchanges, live and let live.
Jan 8 Mars square Jupiter – big mojo, breakthroughs, legal and physical caution!

What remains is the ongoing Uranus square Pluto that we have been having since 2010.

The Stellium, Grand Square, are in Cardinal signs, noted for moving things right along.  So much for the quiet New Moon.  Yet, you can still take time outs – meditation, a walk at a sacred place, even a midday nap, have a sit with your bucket list.  Request it, plan it.  Take some moments for gratitude and make it a point to acknowledge the people around you for their efforts.  Walk this Earth in Beauty.

  • Pluto in Capricorn intensifies your desire, brings a determined and invincible stand for the most you can be.  Capricorn seeks synchronicity, the way to build, to make it so.
  • Uranus in Aries is bold and creative beyond words.  Jot down your ideas!
  • Jupiter in Cancer, cherishes the support of family and community, nurtures the spark!
  • Mars in Libra instigates new partnerships, opens doors that were not thought possible!  Divine intervention!
  • Mother Moon and Father Sun, in Union, merge the qualities of Light, both the Shadow, and the bright of Day.  Of all the New Moons of the year, this one will have the longest Night.
  • Mercury, one of Kokopelli’s dancers, takes that bucket list of yours and tells the tale!  Seek working connections.  Plant your Seeds of Spirit in fertile places at the right time. Be careful of exaggerations, avoid tempers and being too dry.

The Grand Square has 3 runaway type planets!  Uranus  is in Mars’ sign Aries, and loves, loves, loves freedom! Mars loves independence and spontaneity! Jupiter roams the world, the nomad carrying the teaching light, the burning campfire coals of inspiration. Granted, it is now in Cancer, the home lover, but the twitch is there….  All that Capricorn says you have to pay the bills, build the temple, work the program. It’s all good. A stable foundation can give you peace of mind, a safe place to return to, whether it is a place or a person! A good job or business can provide funding for frolicking! Longings take us across thresholds, inspire us across gaps, create new links!

Please note that Venus is Retrograde! Many choices you make will not be permanent. Sometimes that’s a big Thank God; you were saved from yourself! Give them time to mature, expect changes, invite them!

Let your journeys take you in perfect harmony with new and old!

Capricorn 2014 New Moon Astrology Horoscope Chart

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8:52 PM Pacific, Jan 15, FULL MOON  25 Cancer 58 

At 25 degrees, this is a stand-alone Full Moon, though it is in league with Black Moon Lilith at 24 Cancer. A Moon with a wild Moon in the Moon’s own sign!  And there is plenty of emphasis in opposite Capricorn, having Pluto, Venus and Sun there. Venus is still retrograde, not giving up, focusing on Capricorn values and needs, organizing for results. The Cancer Capricorn axis is alive, balancing home and career, Mothering and Fathering, intuition and real-time laws. There is a profound quality about it since we all have an instinct to care for each other, and survive as elegantly as possible. We are called to be Woman, gentle and generous nurturers, Wild and untamed, h/earth keeper, guardian of the children of the Future. Venus calls for us Women to have strength, beauty and wisdom in the Marketplace, as single Moms, with our chosen warrior men in a good way. Capricorn is a sign with a twinkle in its eye, creating and pouncing on new footing while foraging along the Path, taking opportunity where it can. Steady progress can be made for simply moving forward with the times, dedicated moment by moment.

What we do have is an action-wanting Cardinal T Square. Though it won’t make an exact complete pattern, it is in the wind. Venus Rx will square Mars the next day, Jan 16, but Venus doesn’t retrograde fast enough to oppose Jupiter, though it gets very close! Venus, especially in Capricorn, wants to mind its manners, smooth the way for collaboration and enterprise.  Mars in Libra (one of Venus’ signs) is trying too, and may succeed. The action may be to initiate connections, forge new relationships that Venus in Cap may be too shy to try. Mars needs to be a little more genteel, use finesse, or Venus may back out, appearing to be undependable, even lazy. She may need to do things in her own time. But if Venus can’t keep up, Mars may be better off to keep on going on his own. This could be a first encounter, get to know each other better, maybe, very maybe, try again later time. Better for business than love?

Gone but not forgotten. Though the chart shows a Grand Square (red lines), the planets are leaving the formation now, not coming into formation like the New Moon chart was. The aspects are moving apart and beyond, from Uranus at 8 degrees, Pluto at 11, Jupiter truckin’ off at 14 (though retrograding back to oppose Pluto again), and Mars, forging ahead, is well past the Uranus square Pluto degrees, with Mars now at 17. As the planets move along, each morsel gets integrated from the culmination of the set, each in its own time, in its own way. If you have planets at these later degrees, they may be triggered. If you have a LOT of planets at 13 to 17, and not at 7 to 12, it may be more intense for you now than it was at the New Moon! Uranus in Aries is the wild card-carrying the coals of Spirit, delights us with surprises that move us! Pluto in Capricorn delves deep whether looking for oil or tending the subconscious. There is no escape from its slithery eye; we are transformed. Jupiter in Cancer convinces us we are safe, and cooks a feast to reassure us. All the components are at hand, and education inspires us. We can do it!  Mars in Libra, frisky and risky, jumps across the chasm, charms his way into new shenanigans that are just plain fun and sometimes funny! C’est la vie!

Capricorn 2014 Full Moon Astrology Horoscope Chart

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2014 AstroLogical Highlights!    

Some of these you will definitely want to mark on your calendar, be aware of, plan ahead for! Powerful events! So, with your appointment book/calendar in hand….

Chinese Year of the Green Wood Horse
Comet!  209P / LINEAR

Planetary Backdrop

Aspects of Note, Planetary Patterns!
Wedge to April Cardinal Grand Square
Grand Water Trine May-June
Inconjuncts and Midpoints Aug-Sep

Two Sign Changes into Fire Signs Leo and Sagittarius
Retrogrades – Start with 3 Planet Back-to-Back Series!
Stelliums – Powerful Gatherings of Planets

GrandMother Moon – Eclipses and Otherwise


January 31 starts the Chinese New Year of the Green Wood HORSE!  

2014 Chinese Year Green Wood Horse

There are flying horses, race horses, service horses, riding horses, horse heroes!  Human Horses are active and energetic, have plenty of sex-appeal, lots of heart, and know how to dress. Horses love to be in the crowd.  They are quick witted, born to race or travel, leave home young.  Read more at Chinese-Astrology.co.UK, about other Wood Horse years, frank to-the-point compatibility!  Gong xi fa cai!                              


The special astronomical treat of 2014 will be Comet 209P / Linear!

Comet 209P-LINEAR May 24 2014

May 24, 2014  Comet 209P / LINEAR – Possible Meteor Storm!  Russian astronomer, Mikhail Maslov, believes Earth will pass through the tail of Comet 209P / LINEAR between 7:00 and 8:00 UT on May 24, 2014. It could result in a meteor storm producing between 100 and 400 meteors an hour. Viewing conditions will be particularly good in Canada and the United States – the sky will be dark, the Moon a few days from new. Circle this date on your calendar.

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Planetary Backdrop 

Uranus square Pluto Continues…. May 27, 2010 to March 16, 2015  The major outer planet shake-up combo, Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn, continues throughout 2014, finishing Mar 16, 2015.  Two exact aspects are formed in 2014.  These two are five and six of the seven, April 21 and December 14, at 13 and 12 degrees.  We are almost done with them, just a little more than a year to go. Time to finesse financial affairs. The series has been as low as at 6 degrees; the last aspect, Mar 16.2015, will be at 15 degrees.  At one time or another it has probably activated something in your chart.  Or maybe it hasn’t yet and will these last times.

There will be several planetary challenge activations of the square as the Sun, Mercury and Venus go through Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, making their annual circuit, and as Mars challenges from Libra and Capricorn on its two year circuit.  Planets in your charts from 7 to 15 degrees in those Cardinal signs will be strongly affected as the transit planets go through.

Aspects Tallies  Per the classical major aspects of astrology, of 22 aspects, there were 12 favorable aspects and 10 difficult aspects in 2013.  2014 will have 16, 7 favorable, 9 difficult.  2015 has 13, 3 favorable, 10 difficult and of 16 in 2016 the ratio is 3:13!  I’m encouraging my business clients to get stable and well founded before 2015 and 2016, be ready to hold the fort and ride the waves.  Be in jobs and businesses or investments that thrive in hard times and in recovery.  Things happening since 2010, and now, are not over and done with.
2014 brings two outer planet sign changes.  Jupiter leaves Cancer and jumps into fiery Leo, telling taller tales than usual! performance ratings will be high!  For the majority of the year, Saturn, the TimeKeeper, stays in the comfort of dark Scorpio where it tends to finances and healing.  Dec 23 it moves into Sagittarius, to get out into the world and travel a bit. Actually, the Goat doesn’t mind those mountains a bit! It is surefooted and frugal by nature.

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Aspects of Note, Planetary Patterns!

NEW Year’s Day 2014 opens with a Capricorn NEW Moon that has a 5 planet Capricorn Stellium!  That’s double New!  Capricorn focus and intentions are on work, fathering, building, climbing.  Solidarity, conservation, protection, right timing.  Bending the knees, but not burdened.  Archetypes, archaeology, human and spiritual law.  Profound tests, responsible leadership, senior wisdom.


Wedge to Cardinal Grand Square

Allowing a 5 degree range, Jupiter retrograde in Cancer opens the year starting a Wedge pattern (opposition base with a trine/sextile third point planet) Jan 6, and activating the Uranus square Pluto for an extended time!  It will be opposite Pluto at 12 degrees Jan 31, trine Chiron at 11 degrees Feb 5.  Chiron holds the energy as it sextiles Pluto at 13 degrees, the 5th of five times, Feb 25.   That same day, Jupiter having been slowly retrograding, for the 2nd time, and intensely in a same degree station, squares Uranus at 10 degrees, turns direct only 5 days later, makes the 3rd, last of 3 squares to Uranus April 20 at 13 degrees!  It opposes Pluto at 3:58 PM Pacific!  It is making a 5 minute, not degrees (60 minutes in a degree), exact outer planet T Square with the Uranus/Pluto square all day the 20th!  April 21, Uranus squares Pluto the 5th of the seven times.  You see how tight this pattern is.  Plus, April 8, Mars retrograde in Libra has come back, forming a 12 day Grand Cardinal Square!  April 20/21, Mars now at 14 Libra, is the pepper in the pot, making it a hot one degree CARDINAL GRAND SQUARE!  This one won’t be swept under the rug!  In order: 

  • Jan 31 and Feb 5 Jupiter, Chiron, Pluto Wedge is first – Secrets will out, healing will happen, plans will be made.  Step up to the plate, you can do it! 
  • Feb 25 Chiron sextile Pluto – Fear of power and success, betrayals, jealousy, spite, scorn, revenge, have a chance to be let go.  Time to let go of denial, do honest business with yourself and others.
  • Feb 25 to April 20 Jupiter square Uranus – You could run away, far, far away, but it won’t get the job done.  Not usually.  But if necessary to save yourself until you are stronger, do it.  You may lose some friends and find others in unexpected places.  Shed the alliances that are no longer working.
  • April 20, 21 Cardinal Grand Square culminates – The temptation is to exaggerate, and that may be temporarily necessary to make your point, get people to think.  If you get heated, take time out immediately.  Don’t say or do something that can’t be taken back.  With Pluto in the mix there may be no forgiveness this lifetime!  Some will want their way and appear to use any means to get it.  Others will show extraordinary kindness in the face of great difficulty.  This Grand Cross involves personal and home and family matters, marriage type relationships and business.  There will be a lot on our plates.  Be informed.  Take your best stuff to the negotiating table.  Put yourself in the other person’s place, but stand your ground.  If negotiating can’t work, let it go with what Grace you can muster.  Avoid blaming; do your part.  Get what you can get in a good way, or don’t do it.  But if you do, know there will be a price down the road.

Here is the Grand Square (red square lines) chart on the 17th with Venus in the mix! She trines Jupiter, sextiles Pluto, semi sextiles Uranus, all at 13 degrees!  Carefully played, and choosing investments relative to this chart, plus having some good aspects in and to your own chart, in spite of the Grand Square, this could be a money maker! Good luck!

April 20 2014 Grand Cardinal Square Venus Astrology Chart

Also along this outer planet T Square trail is the sizzling electric Mar 30, 2014 Aries NEW MOON!  It is a double three planet stellium chart – three planets in Pisces, three in Aries!  The New Moon is at the cardinal signs T point of the Jupiter opposite Pluto – see the red triangle?!  The New Moon is conjunct Uranus, the planet of earthquakes and Lightning, a Wildcard!  There will be lively Uranus in Aries challenges in spite of momentary New Moon blahs.  Perhaps the vibrancy will be within.  Friendships will end and begin. You will likely have concern about finances, but be too busy or not have the patience to deal with them. Oddly, they might lie still, barely simmering, maybe the lull before the storm! Hopefully the promise is renewal. Sudden changes may unsettle, but be for the best in the long run.  Be careful with electrics, fires, weapons and planes.  Be cautious of too much trust or way too little, overdoing your exercise, over eating or not eating at all.  It may seem like a dash in a moment, but there could be unexpected long term consequences.  There could be courageous breakthroughs, or entirely missing the boat.  You can see this is a perverse set!  Bottom line is use your intuition in the moment. Don’t start something you can’t finish or will regret later – no tantrums. It is just as honorable to let go, not participate, though your feelings may go crazy wanting to stand up and shout! Be willing to move on.  To thine own Self be true.


Aries New Moon TSquare 2014 Astrology Chart

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May and June Jupiter links
Chiron and Saturn in a GRAND Water TRINE!

Jupiter comes into a 5 degree range May 3, May 14 exactly trines Chiron, the last time of three. May 24 Jupiter has moved forward totrine Saturn, the last time of three. May 20 is the closest configuration of all three at 18 Cancer 17.  June 12 Saturn trines Chiron, the 4th of five times, which carries on continuously within a degree until the final 5th of five aspects, Aug 5, completing the entire set.

This is the culmination of Jupiter’s tines to Chiron and Saturn! It is a marvelous business trine!  Jupiter is generally prosperous, has terrific ideas. Saturn is the guiding light, stabilizes, is the Builder. They are so happy together toward the same goals! Chiron is uncannily aware of pitfalls, and knows how to heal the problems, tends and perseveres, keeps the troops in good shape. At the personal level, it’s a great time to see your healers.

This could be a good marriage time, but there are details, so get practical astrological advice, and be sure things are marvelous to your chart as well. If it’s good, you will have a solid relationship, each contributing.  It may be a romance of seasoned partners, professionals, educators. Travel and different cultures could spice things up. There will be touching understandings, a deepening beyond words. Congratulations if this is your time!

This IS a WATER trine.  It’s steamy if with fire, hot tubs, or puts out fire. Sizzle then fizzle. Earth provides a good old barefooted play in the mud, or reroutes the creek. Water flows downhill, the course of least resistance – follow them! Install a pond on your property and stock it! Or get that soothing fish tank!  Air and water are San Francisco-foggy – lost, passing like ships in the night, or magic and mystic though softened and soggy. Water with water is immersion and baptism, totally merging, no need to speak. Follow the currents….


July 16 Jupiter leaves Cancer, enters LEO!  See Sign Changes

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Aug, Sep Jupiter Makes Three Inconjuncts 

  • Aug 14 to Neptune in Pisces – Allow the vision to expand and include ideas of other cultures
  • Aug 24 is when Jupiter is at the exact opposite midpoint between Pluto and Neptune, 8 Leo 44
  • Sep 5 to Pluto in Capricorn – Seek the unmitigated Truth and have fun doing it!  Funding may be right around the corner, literally!
  • Sep 14 is when Jupiter is at the exact opposite midpoint between Pluto and Chiron, 13 Leo 2
  • Sep 23 to Chiron in Pisces – When you thought there was no hope, the miracle becomes available.  But you have to look.

Inconjuncts are oblique aspects, when planets are 150 degrees of each other. They are to the side, just off center. There is extra perception as the environment is scanned, resulting in more accurate choices in context of the greater whole. When the wild ball comes at you, you can duck.  When you are alert to business or equipment advances, you can prepare to benefit from the upgrades, stepping into opportunities gracefully, with less cost.

Equidistant aspects are considered to be potent! Midpoints are not as commonly used in the US as they are in Europe, but they are even more powerful factors when triggered by a third planet! Since we have four planets in this sequence, there are two healthy midpoints, Aug 24, and Sep 14.  As the planets are moving these dates are when each of the three points are perfectly equidistant!

Jupiter and Neptune both like going places.  Jupiter is the traveler, body and mind, seeking right action, a broader perspective through learning.  Neptune travels in Spirit, meditation/mindlessness – another form of mind, seeking connection with the Soul, often crossing oceans to do it!  Jupiter expands, revels robustly! Races, rides horses, skis, skates while Pisces swims, rides the surf, sails!  But Neptune/Pisces sometimes sits until they become invisible even to themselves.  Jupiter can cheer up a laggard Neptune, give them ideas that the Neptune then drops into the subconscious to dream about.  Neptune sees the nuances and makes subtle coarse corrections that save the day!

With Pluto, Jupiter may have to dance quickly; the snake will strike if you tamper with it too much.  Better to tone it down a bit and match pace while prodding the reptile.  Yet Pluto is astute, especially in Capricorn, and sees the value of what’s being offered, even if they don’t use it the way Jupiter thinks they should.  There’s always a reason for our connections.  Pluto can take a wildly optimistic idea of Jupiter’s, distill it to core potential, sort out how to make it happen, profit from the results. We marvel at what they see and do. So if it seems like they are skeptical and didn’t really hear you, wait and see anyway.  Check back.  Think more on it yourself and bring more of your ideas back to the table too!

Jupiter is so well intended and healthy, usually, and Chiron is teacher/healer too, but some of their grace comes from having suffered.  Jupiter’s way is to educate you, get you moving, stretching your muscles to get you to reach for it!  Chiron is more quiet, serious, perhaps.  Daily it tends the sick, observes, works with deeper consciousness, sometimes at Death’s door.  In Pisces it doesn’t leap to conclusions, but flows here and there seeing context, primordial wounding. Sometimes it is important not to stress the patient/client/friend before they are ready. The body can’t heal if we don’t let it. Some things can’t be fixed, or it may take many lifetimes. They understand that and give comfort as can be done. When they can, they will meet you in the dreamtime. If you get bogged down, forget your direction, as healer or client, Jupiter will come by, snorting fire, and blow life right back into you! If Jupiter is the lame horse, take yourself to the healer! Chiron will scold you a tad as they kindly tend you.

Dec 14 brings the last exciting aspect of the year. It is the sixth, NEXT TO LAST, Uranus square Pluto!  Since it is in a retrograde to direct station, the aspect is held closely FOR 3 MONTHS, at about 1 degree, continuously until the final seventh aspect March 16, 2015!

Dec 23!  Saturn enters SAGITTARIUS!  See Sign Changes

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Two Sign Changes, Fire Signs Leo & Sagittarius!

Beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales - Grace and Strength
Budweiser’s beautiful brutes lead with amazing grace and strength!

2014’s sign changes go well with the Chinese Year of the Horse!  Leo loves horse races/polo, and Sagittarius rules large animals, horses!

July 16 Lucky Jupiter leaves Cancer, enters Leo, the sign of GOLD!  Jupiter loves races, stretching its Pegasus wings!  Time to travel in style to all the hot places!  Leo is athletic and Jupiter loves games; both love to win!  Both like to share and teach.  Speeches will be peppered with personal anecdotes, stories will be inspirational!  Start an athletic school, a training center, do coaching!  The meaning of life is important from the rights of the tiniest beings to fanatic believers.  It will be the time for super heroes!  Market graphs may have quite highs and lows!  Climate changes may seem to speed up, especially the melting part.  Drought, fires, water could be serious matters.  We may need water consolation as well as conservation.  Be plenty mindful where you choose to live for an extended time, like where you retire.  Learn to use the land well and how to generate your own climate, food and power as much as possible, or link up with people who can do that.  Permaculture skills will prove to be valuable.  Invest wisely for your future, your children’s future.  Against a serious economic backdrop, we are kicking it up a bit!  Entertainment will be glorious. Overconfidence will make big spending, gambling, tempting.  Know that Jupiter takes about a year through each sign.  Keep your long term investments trim, choose the medium home versus the luxury home or apt., eat less ice cream!  :)  You can always go bigger later if things stay up for you!  Jupiter’s next sign will be Virgo, starting Aug 11, 2015.  Then we will be trimming the fat, possibly have dry times. In the meantime, stay cool (it’s gonna be hot), stay true, have a great time!

Last time Jupiter was in Leo was Aug 2002 to Aug 2003.  Iraq was fought and conquered.  Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.  In the wake of the Sep 11, 2001 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security, the largest U.S. government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947, was created.  Annika Sörenstam became the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.  In Mexico, the last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line.  The summer of 2003 was among the warmest in the last three centuries!  It was the first time temps over 100 degrees, highest ever, were recorded in the UK. France, hit hardest, had seven days of 104 degree temps, resulting in 14,802 heat-related deaths (mostly among the elderly); and there was a severe heat wave across Pakistan and India that peaked at 122 degrees!  Leo, Martha Stewart, was indicted.

Dec 23 Saturn enters Jupiter’s sign Sagittarius!  While Jupiter has been partying in Leo since July, Saturn has been finishing Scorpio.  Saturn in financial Scorpio sees what it has to pay for.  Romantic relationships will either fizzle as the party charm wears off and accountability happens, or things will take root with the spending level as it is.  Saturn in Sagittarius now knows what to plan for, all the way out to longevity and Social Security.  It is intent on education backed up by what has happened in the Past, statistics and research that point key directions.  Travel will be only as essential.  It may not be the time to start a travel business or import/export, unless it is for everyday items at the best price.  Rocks, walls, borders, glass, ice, may come to some sort of prominence.  Saturn and Sagittarius are quite acquainted since Sagittarius comes first, then Capricorn, Saturn’s sign in zodiacal order.  Sag loves its freedom, roams the world and places of expansion and learning.  Saturn gets back and does business, as their Father did.  This is the combination of both of those. The responsibility Saturn takes prospers from the perspectives it gained while traveling.  It builds well situated on the land, strong from the foundation to the roof, using perfect slopes and slants for rain or snow, sustainable for hard times.  It always builds a back door, when possible, a well structured-cellar.  Doubter, seasoned life walker, faith healer, all have valuable points of view.  Fearful or friendly, stay as open as possible to opportunities that may take you further than you ever expected.  It could be the Gateway of a lifetime! 

Saturn will retrograde back into Scorpio June 14, 2015 to Sep 17, 2015, be in Sag two plus years, until it enters its own sign Capricorn, Dec 19, 2017.

Saturn was last in Sagittarius 27-29 years ago Nov ’85 to Feb ’88 and June to Nov ’88.  Windows 1.01 was first released on Nov 20, 1985, just three days after Saturn entered Sag.  The first international version 1.02, was released May 1986.

1986:  The first PC virus, Brain, starts to spread.  Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch, killing the crew of 7 astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.  Halley’s Comet reaches its perihelion, the closest point to the Sun!  Chernobyl nuclear disaster.  Hands Across America: At least 5,000,000 people form a human chain from New York City to Long Beach, California, to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness.  The Oprah Winfrey Show premieres.
1987:  Harmonic Convergence!  Oct 19 Black Monday: Stock market levels fall sharply on Wall Street and around the world.  Thomas Knoll and John Knoll develop the first version of Photoshop.
1988:  NASA scientist James Hansen testifies to the Senate that man-made global warming had begun.   Al Qaeda is formed by Osama Bin Laden.  The Iran–Iraq War ends, with an estimated one million lives lost.

Horses! We ride; they serve. In times past they did work we couldn’t do ourselves. They have long been a symbol of going places on the winds of the Four Directions, whether of seasonal necessity, or simply wandering the beauty of our planet. Today, they are serving in a new way, as therapeutic beings. The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), a federally-registered nonprofit, was formed in 1969 for individuals with special needs.

There are Horses, and there are Horses! In these two new signs, take yourself places. Whether you are magnificent in your harness, possibly incredibly well cared for, or are roaming free, make it glorious! Take excellent care of yourself; you are a good animal too. Strut your stuff and get your bookings! See what’s next, what it’s all about! Call on the thunder of a Clydesdale; run like a racehorse, your hair flying! Enjoy the safety of your Circles and set yourself free!

Carousel Horses by Magical artist Anne Wipf - Freedom!
Magical Carousel Horses by amazing artist Anne Wipf – she calls it Freedom!

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Retrogrades

2014 starts with back-to-back series of retrogrades involving Venus, Mercury and Mars. The series goes through May 19, 2014. Read More!

Mercury  2014 has its standard 3 Mercury Rx, each of them straddling water and air signs, Pisces/Aquarius, Cancer/Gemini, then Scorpio/Libra. Air signs are thought to be thinkers, ones who make connections.  Water signs bring a nurturing quality that keep those ideas and connections alive and thriving!
Venus directs Jan 31, 2014, finishing the Capricorn retrograde it started Winter Solstice, Capricorn day, Dec 21, 2013!
Mars  No 2014 retrograde.



Stelliums – Powerful Gatherings of Planets

The most simple definition of stellium is 3 or more planets in the same sign! Use these for sign specific emphasis, concentrated focus and as areas of expertise. The House/s where they occur in your chart is what you apply your focus to! Many planets in one sign give you many ways, options, to approach a specific area! You might be out of touch with other things, but leave that to people with that kind of emphasis. Simply let others know that’s not your department!

4 Planet Stelliums:

  • Dec 21, Winter Solstice Day, when the Sun entered Capricorn, we started the stellium with four planets, Sun, Mercury Venus and Pluto.  Dec 31, the Moon joins making it five in Cap!  Jan 2 we go back to four until Mercury leaves into Aquarius Jan 11.
  • Oct 22 – 23 Moon, Mercury retrograde, Venus, Sun in Libra!
  • Oct 23 Scorpio starts with a stunning New Moon conjunct Venus – Moon, Sun, Venus all at ZERO degrees at 2:58 PM Pacific!  New Moon, New Sign, New degree!  Saturn 22 Scorpio is the fourth planet.
  • Nov 8 Mercury starts a second Scorpio stellium that goes 5 days until Venus leaves into Sagittarius Nov 16!  Mercury, Sun, Venus, Saturn.
  • Nov 20 – 22 we get a third Scorpio stellium formed as the Moon goes through Scorpio!
5 Planet Stelliums:  Dec 21, Winter Solstice, starts the last and only 5 planet stellium of 2014 in Capricorn!  The New Moon leads the way from ZERO Capricorn!  The stellium continues with 4 planets, Sun, Mercury, Pluto, Venus, after the Moon leaves, starting New Year 2015!  Jan 3 Venus enters Aquarius, leaving only three planets.

6/7 Planet Stelliums:  None in 2014.  Then next 6 planet stellium is Jan 16, 2018, at another New Moon!  It starts with 5 planets Jan 10, has 6 Jan 14 to 17, then is back to 4 on the 18th as two planets leave.

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GrandMother Moon – Eclipses and Otherwise!

Moon - GrandMother

This beautiful image, GrandMother Moon, is by artist Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass! Please see her work at Fine Art America.

 Date & Time (Pacific)    Degree & Sign    Eclipse Type, Visibility 

Apr 14       0:42 AM                  25 Scorpio 15            Total Lunar Eclipse, [FM] WESAK
Apr 15 in zones west of Pacific      Almost fully visible from North America!

Apr 28      11:14 PM                     8 Taurus 51                 Annular Solar Eclipse [NM]
Apr 29 in zones east of Pacific

Oct 8         3:50 AM                       15 Aries 5                    Total Lunar Eclipse [FM]
                                                                                   
       Fully visible from Western North America (and Alaska and Hawaii)
Observers in Eastern North America will only be able to see
part of the eclipse before the Moon sets below the horizon.

Oct 23        2:56 PM                     0 Scorpio 24                Partial Solar Eclipse [NM]
                                                                       Much of North America!

January has TWO New Moons, the first is in Capricorn on NEW YEAR’s Day, JAN 1! The second is Jan 30 at 10 Aquarius 55, the day before Chinese New Year’s Day! So both January New Moons fall at a New Year! The 2nd is also the day before Venus turns direct, and Jupiter makes its 2nd opposition Jupiter!

February’s FULL Moon will be on Valentine’s Day!

February’s NEW Moon will be at 11:59 PM Pacific on the 28th.  Other lower US zones will have no February New Moon!  Theirs will be on March 1!  For them, March will have TWO New Moons!

Five New Moons in a row, 2014 Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn, and 2015 Aquarius and Pisces, are all at ZERO degrees!  We are truly starting new at each Sign change!  From then on, they are at the last degrees of their signs, finishing each sign with a lunar touchdown before the new signs start.

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In Scorpio, Saturn will continue to guard us; Jupiter will continue to flourish in Cancer then Leo.  We will have a Wedge pattern that becomes a Grand Square in April, a Grand Water Trine in May/June, and an inconjunct series in August/September. And we get to see a few good eclipses!  May your 2014 travels take you exactly where you want to go and may every step be wild and magical!  Blessed be!  See 2012 Worldwide New Year images!

If I don’t see you over the holidays, I’ll see you NEXT YEAR!

Iconic New Year Fireworks at London's Eye!
Iconic New Year Fireworks at London’s Eye!

With abiding love and gratitude to you all, Happy Holidays and 2014!
Cerena

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Yule Queen by marvelous artist  Nadezhda Strelkina, calls her Faery.

I call her the Yule Queen.  Her painter, Nadezhda Strelkina, calls her Faery.

Wishing you all the sweetest Holiday Season!
Love, Health, Happiness….wonder, gratitude.

Dec 14 to Dec 31  Mars, Sun, Mercury Cardinal TSquare
Dec 21 to Jan 2  Holiday Capricorn Stellium
Dec 31 to Jan 8 Cardinal Grand Cross!

Get your shamanic shoes on, machinery in good working order, and all your tools handy!  Build the threshold to your new life! Dance through the 2014 Gateway!

During Sagittarius 2012 Mars was in Capricorn conjunct Pluto, activating the Uranus square Pluto. Sagittarius 2013 Mars was in Virgo and Libra.  In Libra it will first be forming a Cardinal TSquare with the continuing Uranus square Pluto, then as Jupiter meets it retrograde, a GRAND CROSS starts to be formed Dec 31!  Mars, the Number 1 fire planet burns away the dross to bring purity.

Dec 7 Mars, the Aries planet, entered Libra, Aries’s opposite sign, one of Venus’s signs! Opposites, separation, at the same time as integration and synthesis. The practice is have both skills:  to allow letting go, separation, and to cooperate with dignity and respect to each other. Could be a bit fiery as they circle each other, assessing, getting safe, learning the best approaches. The goal is an active Peace. It’s time to learn some new social skills, make some new friends or reawaken the old or abandoned ones! Time for new connections that are exciting and breathe the Spirit back into us! It’s a renewal of what’s pure and fresh!

Just a week later, Dec 14, Mars started activating the Uranus square Pluto. Since 2010 this square has been upon us, changing world financial and political conditions dramatically.  Some are tired, discouraged, afraid; others have thrived, having been in position to prosper during the hard times, or their expertise IS survival! And there are many businesses that do thrive in hard times.  Mars in Libra, a sign of balance, seeks a re-positioning, a new strategy, more courageous connections, leadership.  Change is possible when we pull together, but do still indeed follow our own instincts, making others excited to follow our lead!  It may be a small beginning, just like Apple from a garage, but the Lights are ON!  Mars is the Sword of Fire!

Dec 17 is our Capricorn Full Moon – Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Cancer.  Let the resources from our pasts, our families, our genes and culture, bring remembrance of times primordial that we can call on for Wisdom. Whether elders or ones on the Other Side, even from past lives, we can find ourselves being nurtured to build and succeed as relics that no longer serve crumble to free our space to move forward.  Hold each other’s hands and take the steps to new times. After the culmination of the Full Moon, we get thoughtful and a bit more internal, on our way through to the New Year’s Day Capricorn New Moon.

Holiday Stellium Dates:

  • Dec 21, Winter Solstice Day, the Sun starts the Capricorn Stellium!  At first there are only three planets, the Sun, Venus (retrogrades at almost 29 Capricorn this day), and Pluto.
  • Dec 24, Christmas Eve, Mercury enters Capricorn, making it a four planets stellium.  From here, there is an intense sequence of aspects through Jan 2, 2014.
  • Dec 31 to Jan 2, the Moon is in Capricorn, making it a 2+ days FIVE planet Capricorn stellium!

Capricorn Stelliums Capricorn is a fine upstanding sign, proud of its accomplishments. It can be a most dedicated hard worker, prodigious producer. And it can kick up it’s heels, (ever seen baby goats play?) and frolic! They are sure footed, accurate in their steps, so can take certain chances like an adept! Other times they are fairly cautious, rely on tried and true rules, the weight on smart proven choices. This stellium could serve to keep the other planets more in line – Mars who leaps without looking, Jupiter that doesn’t dream they could fail, Uranus that free falls, Pluto that’s obsessed! Cap looks them in the eye and expects them to tow the mark. That can come as a relief when the others are at their edge, and just a word can reel them in, save them from themselves! Whew! Back to reality! If things get too out of hand, they are self-preservationist. If you see a Capricorn run, you go too, right behind them!

  • Dec 25, Christmas Day, Mars, and Moon, oppose Uranus in Aries.  The Moon makes it a SIX planet TSquare, activates the TSquare all day by opposing Uranus, conjuncting Mars, squaring Pluto.  See the chart below.
  • Dec 29 Mercury and Sun square Uranus  Wild or conservative?!  Who, me?
  • Dec 30 Mars squares Pluto, and moves into 5 degree range of square to Jupiter making a Cardinal GRAND CROSS! A considered, measured presentation, protection, or caution be damned!
  • Dec 31 Mercury conjuncts Pluto and squares Mars.  A dangerous risk, possible consequences, or you pounce on an opportunity of the moment with no regrets!    
  • Jan 1, 2014  Sun conjuncts Pluto  Once a year, the gate is open to the deepest dark, most powerful, the Phoenix!  Hang on for the ride, Kundalini awakening!
  • Jan 2, 2014  Sun squares Mars  Oops, the Devil made me do it!  Could be embarrassing, yet secretly the most fun in years!
  • Jan 5, Sun opposes Jupiter  Too, too much, and not enough!  What did you say?!
  • Jan 8 Mars squares Jupiter  Truth or dare!  Dancing in the streets, let’s run away!  NO fights.

Mars, and Uranus in Mars’s sign Aries, throw in the heat!  Mars is usually straight forward, but Uranus throws in the tricks, the unexpected! This can be the surprise party, or the accident in your driveway!  Some may refrain from flights since Uranus rules planes and squares are often challenges.  Pluto is the price, and it may not be to your liking, or there may be an amazing reduction!

Mars and Uranus are independents. Mars prefers to do whatever whenever. Uranus just likes freedom. But, Uranus also rules friendships, and Pluto likes the deepest, most intimate relationships, in Capricorn, especially those of long standing. Mars in Libra wants to see how things are these days. Is it too binding, or has the old bond fizzled? Or is it taking on a new life? Uranus loves change and old fashioned chaos, very entertaining for someone who gets bored easily, so it may say some off the wall thing just to get things going!  Oh, my. Hang onto our socks!  And this over the holidays! Try to keep the troublemakers far, far apart – definitely not at the same party! See them separately if you suspect any morsel of possible disagreements or misbehavior, unless, Ha!, you are the protagonist and you decide it all needs to happen!

Pluto in Capricorn knows the rules and may be called in to ref. It’s not scared of those rowdies, and everyone knows not to upset Pluto. They are the ninjas. If you shame or embarrass them by your unspeakable behavior, you may lose them as a friend.  No amount of amends will recover your connection with them. They just don’t trust you anymore.  Ok.  So you get it. If you think YOU are the person who might misbehave, wait for another time, or have your walking shoes in your mind and be ready to leave, let things go. This is one of those holidays to not talk about religion, politics, or engage in malicious gossip. Without a moment’s hesitation, walk away.

Squares by nature break things up, break down resistances, break through, ultimately build solidly. It’s just the getting there that keeps you up all night, and on your toes!

The astrological chart below is for Christmas Day at 2:40 PM Pacific when the Moon opposes Uranus, is closely conjunct Mars.  This could be a powder keg, be careful with the pepper!  You might want to break tradition and have an early evening gathering rather than morning or midday.  In the chart below, I’ve removed other aspects so you can easily see the SIX planets TSquare.

New Year’s Eve, Dec 31 to Jan 8 Cardinal Grand Cross! Dec 31 Mars comes into range of squaring Jupiter as well as its square to Pluto and opposition with Uranus!  Taking on these 3 outer planets may be akin to David and Goliath, but have no doubt, Mars will warrior his way against the odds!  Mars is confident, doesn’t even think of the odds.  He just responds, goes straight ahead, has a hot quick temper when riled!  Jupiter is sure he can do it, and a little tussle could be just a friendly fight, at first.  Jupiter, though usually friendly, if confronted and falsely accused, or if it is the principle of the matter, can be mighty fast on his feet with a heck of a lot of forward momentum and a kick like a mule!  Be careful about what you do and say this New Year’s night.  Party with a partner, carefully with people you trust, in a safe setting, with a dependable vehicle – or call a cab for sure.  Have the courage to be independent in a good way.  If someone needs you, be their first responder, bring water for the flames, have mercy.  Make sure everyone gets home ok.  We love you and want your dear company in 2014!  Blessed be!

Happy Holidays!  Make sensible holiday choices – be safe, eat well, get plenty of rest, stand tall, laugh and Love it uP!

As always, remember, if the planet degrees, in this case 4 to 12 degrees, don’t activate your chart, these holiday challenges may have little effect on you.

Christmas 2013 SIX Planet T Square Chart:

Christmas 2013 TSquare Astrology Chart

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Leo Full Blue Moon August 20, 2013!

Aug 20, the Full Moon is the 2nd in Leo, and, will REALLY be a BLUE MOON by the old definitions! That is, it will be the third full moon in the summer season which has four full moons in 2013!

Since the first Leo Full Moon was at Zero degrees the opening day of Leo, this one is at the end of Leo, the final curtain, at 28 degrees!  It will be at 6:45 PM Pacific.  Time to finish up your Leo affairs – Stand tall, Live deep, Love well!  There are no other planets in close degrees making major aspects with the Full Moon, there is no interference, no assistance; it has clear passage.  Leo knows we are never alone though, because its opposite sign is Aquarius, the sign of friendships, co-ops, associations, world organizations.  Leo knows we are only as strong as the weakest link, so strives to be the best they can be, and to teach others along the way.  We know it takes a village and we all must do our part.  We cross the connection bridge every day.  It is good to give praise, court the good people we know, share when we can.  Gestures of intention mean a lot, make a tremendous difference.  We give that we may give more.

What’s hot in this chart is it is virtually Jupiter square Uranus day!  The Blue Moon square is only 3 minutes of space apart!  The exact square occurs at 0:14 AM on the 21st Pacific at 12 degrees.  This is the first square of 3.  It is part of the outer planet Cardinal TSquare we have been having since July 17!  Jupiter opposed Pluto on Aug 7; this square, coupled with the Full Blue Moon, ends the active phase of the T to culmination.  From here, having created the pieces, we put puzzle pieces in place, allow time to rest, observe, settle.  There will be 2 more sets January 2014 through the April 2014 Grand Cross.  What we do now is setting the foundation.

Jupiter in Cancer  Learning and connections are crucial.  Jupiter is concerned with perspective and meaning, the direction things are going and how far you are willing to go.  It takes Faith to cross, Hope to go beyond your expectations, Charity to pay the way.  Put it out on the table, publish, tour, promote, teach, coach.  Even if you aren’t perfect, are inexperienced, do it wrong, at least you are going, and can be alive and vibrant with learning.  Course corrections are honorable.

Uranus in Aries There are times we are so all existentially alone we can hardly speak, or think.  Times we go so fast we don’t think at all!  Other times we are overwhelmed, even with small things.  And there are times we are on top of our game, with both free time and being able to call on our connections with snap, crackle and pop!  Devilishly unpredictable, in perfect synchronicity, happy to shock the socks off everyone!  People come alive in our presence, catching our ideas as fast as we can think of them, and we are shape shifting this planet every which way!  Global warming is the MOST intriguing challenge to the creative mind!

Jupiter, though an Explorer, has a conservative streak, especially in Cancer, and hasn’t left the church for the ashram, so it may not be quite ready for the wild Uranian winds!  But both are like minded in their needs for traveling the outer realms, and to bring people up to speed.  So catch your breaths, share your excitement, seek solutions together.

A juicy little additional factor is Venus, in one of its own signs, Libra, is continuing the TSquare that Jupiter finished the 21st, making a Grand Square, that culminates the 27th!  See the red lines, Grand Square/Cross, in the chart?  Read about it!

Full Blue Moon Leo August 20, 2013, Jupiter Square Uranus Day, Astrology Chart! 

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