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Virgo 2018 Celestial HighLights 

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Virgos ~ Smart, Hardworking, Dedicated!

Virgo 4 Planets Robert B Parker Author Office

4 Planets in Virgo, Sun, Mercury, Neptune & Jupiter, Robert B Parker was a 10-page-a-day hardworking mystery novelist, 65 novels, died at his desk. He made his dog Pearl famous as one of his ‘characters.’ Married 53 years to Joan, read more about their unusual marriage.

Smart, hardworking, dedicated and Magical! As writers Virgos make music and magic of all kinds, a sublime symphony of life! They take us all over the world in our minds. Among the pages we meet people we would have never met, learn about things we didn’t even know existed. Creation was never more wonderful! Our imagination is stirred beyond casual limits. We develop a broader instinct and stronger expectations! As with many crafts, Authors, bloggers, ad makers, carefully hone their talents to a fine art! As I sat down to write this, I was given two books about the White Lions of South Africa! I’m ready for the adventure…the next time you see me, I won’t be exactly the same as when you saw me before.

Virgos are adored for their helpfulness and commonsense. Maybe one of the things they do is write a how-to that gets you there and back, saves so much time! Could be on nursing, weaving, pets, growing veggies, with lots of images and a video so you can really see how it’s done by a pro. They do have intricate mind crevices, that work through layer after layer, and leave bread crumb links as they go so others can follow! They are experiential. They learn by doing. They can feel the texture and know if the connections are smooth.

Health is a complex matter. Virgo are devoted to health and wellbeing. They counsel your attitude, question your motives. There is sometimes a long ago mystery in your life that needs resolving before progress can be made in real time. Virgos research important details about quality of food, actual nutrition, natural herbal cures, factors that chemically cancel each other out or block success. They consider many viewpoints to get to a comprehensive holistic solution. That’s work. They add in an exercise regime that makes you so happy you actually do it! And they arrange groups or friends to do it with, so your life is humming, well integrated socially. You feel fully alive and ready for life! They are super caregivers.

Daily life is compelling for your Virgo. Every moment they want the best, a well organized and effortless flow. Cleaning up, giving away unused stuff is natural. They likely have a polished presentation that is well worth your time. They are always upgrading with the latest information. Many of the good things they do we take for granted – landscaping, house cleaning, at the library, accounting, technical assistance. When things don’t work, your Virgo can readily fix them and save the day! They are succinct at explaining the matter, the cause, the best gear for the job, where to get it, how to do better, prevention of future troubles. They follow up and recommend when to check back. They appreciate any extra training offered, learn it well. Don’t hesitate to send them to the best schools. Don’t be surprised if they become the instructor!

Workaholic? Don’t do it. Do what you love. If you do what you love, you want to be able to do it with verve! You keep your own health better so you can! If you do work out of false obligation, you get more tired more quickly. Your decisions aren’t up to par. You get dull and dry spirited. Definitely bored, maybe chronically depressed. You float rather than engage. You might get downright grumpy. Time to stand back and get back on center. Let someone else who would love that work do it. They will do better than you ever would or could because it is in their Spirit to do it. You be happy somewhere else!

If a Virgo loves you, you know you deserve it and they really do love you. They can be picky. If they don’t find anyone to the quality of their standards, they will live alone. Not necessarily lonely, because there is always so much to do. But if you are interested, you may need to find a way to get their attention without annoying them. They can even be a bit intimidating because they are so knowledgeable and to them, whatever they are doing is important! It may take a few times to get through. A note might work to start…’I know you are quite busy. When will you have a few minutes to talk? I need to ask you a question.’ At that time, get right to the point. Would you like to go for coffee, tea? Take them up on the window they offer, even if it is brief. They will appreciate your respect of their time. If things go well, they will make more time for you.

Virgos are not famous for their passionate love life, yet it is the sign of the Virgin. Ahem. Fresh as a daisy might have been said about them. Keep it clean, pay attention to your Virgo’s intimate requests. Take them away from work, turn off the phones, hire a well qualified assistant to take care of  the pets, water the plants. Late morning to mid afternoon is good timing. Let them get plenty of rest and do your most special things before they get tired. Feed them what they want. Overnights and mini vacations might be a perfect start or a way of life together. If they start worrying about things at home or their job, it’s time to honor that and get back.

Remind these good dear Souls that they are good! They are susceptible to criticism and are their own worst critics. That’s part of why they are so good at their work. And, ironically their ability at criticism is also one of their best talents as well. They can be excellent editors, book critics, write amazingly insightful letters to the editor, scan the production line to make needed updates. They can be excellent appraisers, and make dead on assessments. It often just takes a glance. They see an array of classic factors, and sure enough, it is as they suspected. They can save you a lot of time and money.

Virgos are often at the sides of professionals like lawyers, organizing, researching. Models almost always have Virgo in their charts. That is the pure clean virginal sweet look they can have. It becomes innocent to buy the most sexy offering at the fashion show! Teachers, Leos, often have Virgo in their charts. They back up what they say with impressive stats and details, show their students how to do it for themselves. Virgos are pros at how-to demonstrations. Stars and CEOs often have Virgo personal assistants. Stars and CEOS have a lot on their plates and need the best care because of the intensity of their work. It is taxing. They need help right down to having someone be sure you get a good meal and make sure you get to your appointments. Sometimes the assistant is brighter than the employer…but the assistant is smart to pick an employer with something extra special about them! When you interview a Virgo, you are being interviewed as well!

You Virgos are invaluable. We just couldn’t do it without you.

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Virgo 2018 Celestial Highlights!

Astronomy 9.10.18 Young Moon Crescent

VERY Young Moon (barely visible crescent) Sep 10/11! 

For some sky watchers, it’s great sport to try to catch a young moon that may – or may not – fleetingly show itself as a pale, skinny crescent in the western evening twilight. The chances of catching the young moon after sunset on September 10, 2018, vary greatly around the globe. South America is especially favored. It’s usually quite difficult to see any moon that’s less than one day (24 hours) old, and nearly impossible to spot any moon that’s less than 3/4th of a day (18 hours) old. Of course, it’s to your advantage to have binoculars handy and an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset, and a very clear sky, for seeking the young moon. Good luck! (Thank you Bruce McClure at EarthSky)

Virgo 2018 Timeline! 

2018 Virgo! Get out your calculators! If the Sep 11 & 12 aspects, on an increasing Moon, connect well with your chart, they could bring you some great results! (SEE your astrologer for your personal timing!)

August
22 Happy Virgo!
26 Full Moon
27 Mars forward out of Retrograde!

September
3 Labor Day
9 New Moon
10 Mars Aquarius
11 Sun sextile Jupiter, trine Pluto
12 JUPITER’s last SEXTILE PLUTO!!!
25 Chiron in Aries retrogrades back into Pisces

October 30 Pluto conjunct the Ecliptic!

Three outer planets, Uranus, Chiron, and Jupiter, are changing signs in Virgo’s year to come. Uranus & Chiron twice, Jupiter once, for a total of 5 times! Expect several maturities, intense endings, primal new beginnings and exciting new intentions with potent new people! There will be reviews as Uranus & Chiron retrograde back into their previous signs, and regroup in context of what they have been forward to see in their next signs. Chiron shifted from Pisces to Aries April 17. Less than a month later, Uranus shifted from Aries to Taurus May 15! Late in 2018 Jupiter will enter his own sign Sagittarius Nov 8.

Chiron and Uranus have both made their first sign changes. It has been Chiron at 51 years and Uranus at 84 years, since they were last in these signs! Uranus has been in Aries, fire, and shifted into Taurus, earth, May 15. No surprise Tutu Pele, Hawaiian Goddess of Fire, is venting, making lava fire of molten earth, changing the shape of Earth ~ both creator and destroyer! Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala was next. The next outer planet sign change will be Chiron. Now in Aries, Chiron will retrograde back into Pisces September 25. We will review our choices and remember why some things are so important to our Spirits, how healing of subtle factors can be as crucial as getting your bricks in row.

RETROGRADES emphasis! As of May 12, we started into the Mars/Mercury Double Retrograde sequence. See the Timetable please. That is complete now, and Mars directs Aug 27, finishes the cycle Oct 8! Oct 5 to Dec 6 Venus then Mercury retrograde back to back! Literally months of retrograde in 2018!

With the multiple sign changes and months of retrogrades, things will be dug up, soil turned, soups, stews and mixed salads made! We will all be quite different and get used to multiple kinds of change! We will be more comprehensive, more aware and alert to things we never considered before, expanded – to say the least!By September 2019, FIVE of 2019’s six outer planet aspects shall have been formed with Neptune in Pisces! Jupiter square Neptune, challenges, stirs up our dreams, makes us face misfortunes. At times we are discouraged, overwhelmed, or Pandora’s box opens and we are over the top with wishes, crazy for believing in such miracles! Yet there it is, we want to try! Be inspired, break free from old fears! Saturn sextile Neptune, is a peerless appraiser, if behind us, is determined to get the job done. Inimitable! Forget the sleeping, get up and get going, one step at a time if necessary, but do it!

Oct 30, Pluto crosses the Golden Ecliptic at Pluto’s South Node, going from North to South! This is a once every 248 years event! See more!

Continuing abiding Aspect: Chiron & Uranus continue in their 13 years long journey closely together in the background… In Virgo’s year they are exact twice – Jan 19 Pisces/Aries and June 30 Aries/Taurus of 2019! More

See the 2018 Special Edition Annual Newsletter! See the Aspects, Patterns, Sign Changes, Retrogrades, Stelliums, Lunar Dates as we finish the year!


Outer Planet Transits with Virgo 2018 – August 2019!

Virgo Health Strong Stride Couple Nordic Walking

Virgo in a healthy strong stride! Walking is free – fresh air, healthy heart, relaxing!

Pluto in Capricorn reached the beginning of the last third of Capricorn Feb 2018 moving from 18 to 23 degrees. Pluto is Scorpio’s planet and in Capricorn is in a harmonious sextile sign, an earth and water mix. A darn good business person estimating time and money to the inch! Those of you with chart factors from 0 to 21 degrees, especially in Capricorn, already know Pluto quite personally. Pluto moves about 3 degrees/year, so some of this has been years ago, for others quite fresh. For some it has been a sequence if you have several factors in these degrees in a row. Pluto plunders, saves, cures, goes to extremes. Pluto ends relationships abruptly forever or loves and endures great trials and stands by you until the end. Money is made and lost, made again. Powerful charismatic careers have been possible. There have been threats, some deaths, and miraculous survival. Pluto raises the Kundalini, our life force! Powerful!

Pluto has been in trine with Virgo since 2008, gradually making its way along the degrees, now 2/3rds through, finishing Jan 2024. Something special may have started back then, taking years to comprehend fully. Virgo is thankful for the scrutiny of Pluto, another perfectionist, and is glad for Capricorn’s get-it-done encouragement. Yes there may be some gnashing of teeth when pet details must be left behind, or some quality sacrificed. They may sneak in unpaid at night to put on the final finishing details. It’s the principle of the matter, and their name is on it. You loved that project, but, sigh, it’s time to move on. There are even more glorious ones on the way and you will handle them well. Ultimately there will be a reasonable blend between your expertise and the timeline Pluto calls for. Yes, there is some pressure to perform, but you find you are better for it, and can do it. You too want the world to be a better place sooner than later.

Neptune is in its own sign, a water planet in the last water sign seeking a deeper side of life. Neptune is oceanic – is still like glass becalmed, has forever tidal sand polishing cycles, titanic storms, tsunamis! Those of you with chart factors between 13 and 18 degrees will be activated with this pure energy! Pisces and Virgo are opposite and it is so apparent. Neptune sleeps and dreams, makes music, knows without knowing why or how, has addictions and sometimes illogical misty visions. Virgo is up and at it, exercise, shower, health food smoothie starts the day, clean machine! They are technically good at music, but not crazy at concerts. If anything, they would be the performer at the concert! Virgos are steady workers, sleep in their own bed. Neptune may blur their facts, drives Virgo crazy, but just the same gets them thinking and out of their rut. Neptune helps them understand why life is so different for the other person, so softens Virgo’s critique. The world becomes more than just the facts, sometimes even another dimension when Pisces’s visions prove true! Other times hard work and the facts really help the dream come true!

Uranus covers 28 Aries to 6 Taurus! Uranus entered Taurus May 15, 2018! Those of you with factors in these last two degrees of Aries will be accomplishing the maturity of Uranus in Aries, strengthening the final touches to secure the foundation of the future that Taurus will build on. Change worthy ideas need to be instilled, spread far and wide to create a support network, cleverly woven into our daily fabric so they become a part of us, effortlessly carried on.

Uranus is the planet of Aquarius, so unique that utter freedom is automatic. In fiery Aries, it’s the First of everything, truly awakening! Aries is pretty unflappable, but this really shakes your space! Aries loves a challenge and new things. Rarely are they outdone in that dept, but Uranus has a bigger platform. It rules humanity, and although Aries is only one person, they step up because they know the value of key positions that make the difference! Uranus replaces some Aries circuits and the game is bigger yet! Can’t get enough! Young people have been fired up. The Awakener has opened their eyes! What powerful times we are in!

No matter what sign Uranus is in, Virgo finds themselves blinking rapidly! When Uranus is in Aries, Virgo in the ER grabs the patient from the emergency personnel and starts the stabilization process. Virgo tallies everyone’s hours and makes sure they get paid, taking care of these people who don’t have time and can be quite tired after fighting the fires of the land day and night. She may be tired herself. Important to get rest and take care of yourself as well. New ideas are coming in at light speed and Virgos are the perfect people to adjust, make the shifts. It may be annoying and unsettling when your routine is changed, but Virgos always want to do a good job, so they take it in hand as quickly as possible. Be sure to thank these Virgos for keeping things together.

Uranus in Taurus invents simple. Now in Taurus’s sign it will specialize in Taurus topics! It either feels too close for comfort, or it’s the most fun you’ve had in a long time! What was ordinary life suddenly isn’t! There are exotic options free for the taking! Walking barefoot tickles your feet, you become so aware of the charge of earth and life, that Earth herself is so very alive! You may never have been bored before and now you are?! What is this feeling?! It could be pretty darn heady at first. Maybe the leap is best now, otherwise you never will! Or maybe you need to stay steady and not get carried away at all. But somehow it seems a time of wild chance that needs to be taken advantage of. Put some fallback funds in a safe place, get yourself a headband and go for it! Yoga was never so good! Divine body electric!

Earth signs Taurus and Virgo have simple and common sense. Though a little crazy with Uranus being in Taurus’s sign, the unexpected happening right and left, it can still be comforting to nervous Virgo. Virgo is a famed worrier, meeting one expectation after another. That can be exhausting. So the odd shocker is when Taurus says slow down, things will work out in the right time. Virgo can see they know of what they speak, so with a deep breath, an abiding patience and perseverance can come over them in a good way. They get it done on God’s time instead of other bleating beggars, and people come to see it’s just right after all! Trust. There will be a lot of support from Uranus’s friends, and working together smoothly, the job gets done sooner than planned and it looks good too!

Chiron, like Neptune has also been in Pisces, but now is in Aries, and covers different degrees, 27 Pisces to 5 Aries. It’s also close to the same degrees as Uranus, but in different signs! Chiron will retrograde back into Pisces for a while later on. See more. These are the last and first of the zodiacal signs! Pisces believes; Aries takes action! Chiron entered Aries April 17 2018! Chiron will activate any factors you have in those degrees.

If you have Chiron in those degrees of PIsces/Aries, you will be having your 51+/- year Chiron Return! Wounds and vulnerabilities will be assessed. Updated healing systems will be applied with unbelievable results! Medical teaching will be inspiring, especially about vision and feet while in Pisces, and the head, brain and eyes when in Aries. The Magi Society thinks Chiron is the #1 marriage factor and good in business too!

Chiron the Healer is fluid in Pisces, takes only a moment to assess a situation. Pisces is the Dreamer visionary spiritualist musician, while Chiron is seeking healing, teaching, right relationships and good business. Chiron may approach it from Neptune’s point of view, however because they are both in Pisces, Neptune’s sign! Virgo is the village healer with the medicine basket of herbs from way back. She knows her stuff. Chiron looks into how deep the wound is, back in the psyche as well as the body. He looks to see if it is chronic and needs a longer unraveling spell. Virgo will stay bedside as long as it takes. She’s clever and offers little things to do that intrigue the patient beyond the smaller world they have been living in. Sometimes Chiron helps her know how this has affected the patient’s relationships and business. Virgo calms with her herbs while Chiron introduces some new ideas.

On a 51 year cycle, Chiron goes into Aries for 9 years, through 2027. Time to get more used to Aries. Chiron is well intended, wants you to have a better life, commiserates all too well since he himself carries a wound that won’t heal. Considering conditions in some aspects of the world today, we will likely be grateful for some push from Aries. Aries inspires, leads us into the action! Virgo watches, takes the best ideas forward, integrates them into our daily living! Virgo’s pace is much more careful; she insists on learning the details for replication. Aries won’t stay long, but it was so worth the encounter! Once the seeds of these new ideas are planted, ‘Next!’ It’s imperative to continue the mission. Virgo tends the seeds and carries on in Chiron’s behalf. Steady on.

SATURN builds from 2 to 20 Capricorn. Saturn entered his own sign Capricorn Dec 19, 2017! Saturn will be in Capricorn along with Pluto, conjuncts Pluto once, Jan 12, 2020. In his own sign, many will have more work than anybody should, or you are let go. In the long term that may be a blessing because new work you get suits you far better or you start your own business!

Saturn Returns happen every 28 to 29 years. They can bring you to your knees, or make you bring yourself up to your full height, proud of your achievements! Now, in its own sign, it is truly full height! Those of you with Saturn 2 to 20 Capricorn will be having your Capricorn Saturn Returns now through August 2019! There will be more traditional endeavors. On your first Return – ages 28, 29, you may find yourself having a lot of responsibility at work, getting married, owning your first home, having a baby! Take good care of yourself. If you are older, on your second Return -58, 59, keep your networks alive. Right housing, parenting, care of precious grandchildren and elders may be challenging new responsibilities. Age and health may become factors, your retirement. Sometimes Saturn brings losses, sadness, delays. Advice from seasoned experts may be just what you need. Training and studies are helpful and the knowledge you carry backs up your reputation. Alliances may be strong and mutually supportive. Give yourself credit for what you have done, the talents you have acquired! It’s a time to honor, be honored!

Saturn in Earth sign Capricorn can be a staunch advisor, mentor to apprentice Virgo. Saturn can tune up your timing, reputation, finances, how you build your relationships. It can arrange steady funding, a scholarship, or a job that suits your fine Virgo talents. Your work may be more demanding, and you may be honored by being asked to take charge of the project or the company. Your family may be expanding, your responsibilities along with that. Elders or children may need more of your time and care. A well qualified caregiver may arrive and become part of your family. It takes time to master your talents and hone them, but awards may come for the beautiful craftsmanship you have achieved. Document and register your work. Saturn helps you be timely, see what the priorities are, apply your attention to the right details that make the difference. It’s time for you to make a do-it-yourself video or speak to people that can use your help. Long term relationships, both personal and in business may be formed and marriages find more ways to work well.

JUPITER moves from 13 Scorpio to 24 Sagittarius!

Jupiter in Scorpio wants you to heal, to heal your relationship and be healed by them, and increase your financial potential while you do it! Scorpio charisma is compelling, and has nothing to do with beauty. It is from a wellspring within. Scorpio is doctor hood, from cleansing your personal plumbing, purging toxins, to forensics. Scorpio often has extraordinary personal healing capacity, and can save your life too! They want to know how things work, do research. Jupiter may take Scorpio worldwide to seek investments, study shamanistic skills, find answers to lifesaving questions. Old remedies the midwives knew may come back into use. Through journalistic research justice may come for those who have suffered long extreme abuse – land grabs, sexual abuse, calculated theft, slavery/human trafficking, murdering of children and animals. Secret factions may unite for prevention, education, exposé and social justice. Be safe. If you aren’t up to par, take time out. Let your Ninja 6th sense and stealth protect you.

Jupiter is the cheerful funny lucky traveler. While in Scorpio there is a deeper note and the journey might be more as an observer behind the scenes. Virgo and Scorpio have a lot in common. There are matters about sexuality, financial privacy, both are healers. Scorpio is the #1 sign of psycho therapists working at the deep levels. They help you sort out the underpinnings of your motives, the old, old wounds you didn’t know you had yet influence you to this day. Virgo keeps you in good health so Scorpio can do his work. Jupiter always has another plot to go somewhere, plus adventurous spontaneous options. He’s confident all will go well. Virgo might need a break, but it’s hard to get them going. The trip may be too much for Virgo, so listen to their objections well and don’t neglect them, or the objections, or it may be a one off. Virgos love to improve their knowledge, but Jupiter Scorpio intensity may be over the top for them. Take it easy and let them take things in at their own pace or give them time off. It’s a mixed combination.

Jupiter is a fire planet in his own fire sign Sagittarius as of Nov 8 2018! Oh, Gawd! It’s a trip of a lifetime and Virgo doesn’t know whether to go or stay! Is there enough money, what if things don’t get done the right way, what will I eat?! Start planning and saving NOW! This may not be the time to be so frugal and virtuous! But a business trip on a budget might be just the ticket! Jupiter has big ideas; Virgo has several stockpiles of ideas that probably add up to Jupiter’s en total! It will either be a challenge to integrate, or they will ping off each other. Jupiter may give the bits and pieces Virgo carries a greater meaning! Virgo may be disappointed that Jupiter may be leaving so soon and might not be back. When he landed, he inspired everyone with his broad knowledge and well intended projects, confidence and optimism, but now Virgo could feel Jupiter is irresponsible. Nevertheless, she has been touched. She may engage in more courses, take some trips of her own in her own way. Her thinking may have more poise as she finds her ideas have more importance than she thought. She had underestimated herself! Get away from the computer and up on your feet, LOL!

If your Jupiter is in these degrees in these signs, you will be having your Jupiter Return! They happen every 11/12 years. Jupiter will bring you big truths or reveal lies. Sometimes it exaggerates your condition, could make it worse, could make it wildly abundantly better! Plans for the future may be magnified, your course changed significantly. Profound circumstances are likely to impinge on special relationships. Long lasting mergers and marriages are quite possible.

Here’s the Outer Planet Sign Changes Timetable:

2018

Apr 17 Chiron from Pisces to Aries
May 15 Uranus from Aries to Taurus
Sep  25 Chiron Retrograde from Aries back into Pisces
[Oct 30 Pluto conjunct the Ecliptic!]
Nov  6  Uranus retrograde back into Aries
Nov  8  Jupiter from Scorpio into its own sign Sagittarius!

2019

Feb 18 Chiron into Aries the next 7/8 years
Mar  6  Uranus into Taurus the next 6/7 years
Jun 16  Jupiter square Neptune
Jun 18  Saturn sextile Neptune

Happy Birthdays, Virgos! To your great Happiness, may many good things get done! 

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

See the entire Virgo 2018 Newsletter!

See the 2018 Special Edition Annual Newsletter! See the Aspects, Patterns, Sign Changes, Retrogrades, Stelliums, Lunar Dates as we finish the year! Make your changes count!
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Happy Birthdays Virgos!

Virgo Dog Hero Loukanikos Athens Mural

In Athens, a tribute to folk hero street dog Loukanikos (Sausage) on Riga Palamidou St., Psyrri. Work by Billy Gee, Alex Martinez & N_Grams. Greece is considered a Virgo country. Virgo loves pets. All dogs go to Heaven.

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2018 Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Dog! Australian Shepard

Those blue eyes! Australian Shepard by Eileen Kumpf/Getty Images

In the US New Year’s Day started with the Full Wolf Supermoon! The Chinese New Year is the year of the Brown Earth Dog!

In the US, Friday Feb 16, the day of the second New Moon after Winter Solstice in China, Chinese New Year 2018 is celebrated! This particular New Moon is a Solar Eclipse Feb 15 at 1:05 PM PACIFIC at 27 Aquarius! In addition, there are two occultations, mini eclipses, making it like a triple eclipse event! Feb 15 the Moon occults Mercury at 10:05 AM Pacific. The Moon acts as a perfect channel for Mercury to Earth, filtering Mercury’s data and logic through Moon’s feelings. We may have a softened expression, more care about what we think, how we say it. We may have a lot of feelings about what we hear. Feb 16, New Year day, the Moon occults Venus in Pisces at 8:36 AM Pacific! The Moon channels Venus grace through the veils of Pisces the sign of compassion and mercy. Think of the Chinese Bodhisattva, Kuan Yin, the beautiful Buddha. She will hold love and beauty, peaceful kindness, as we follow the mandates of the year of the Brown Earth Dog.

Previous Dog years were 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, now this one 2018, and next is 2030! The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig! When determining your year, remember, the first day of the New Year falls at the new moon between January 21 and February 20, so the date of the new year varies year to year. Dogs are akin to western astrology’s 7th sign Libra.

When I think of Earth Dogs in a literal sense, I think of low to the ground pups like Dachshunds and Basset Hounds, and dogs like Terriers that love to hunt animals that live in the ground. When I think of Libra, pretty well groomed social dogs come to mind, like Poodles, Papillons and King Charles Spaniels, maybe a purebred that’s show quality! Could be a fluffy pure cute, or a non-shedding sleek short hair. Super smart and courageous working dogs are certainly on the ground! Corgis, Australian Shepards, Queensland Healers, Collies! In the Spirit sense, dogs nowadays are considered part of our families, loyal protectors that would give their lives for us.

Human Dogs certainly live up to these admirable traits! They are perceived as very loyal, honest and faithful companions, loving and attentive, not argumentative and they dislike confrontations. Sweetly, Dogs are usually good at remembering anniversaries and other special relationship moments.

Just like a dog will love you no matter who you are, Chinese dogs are considered to be fair, unprejudiced and companionable. They are always alert and aware of things and people around them. Though some prefer to work alone or in small groups, the Libran Dog is adaptable enough to fit in anywhere. These are hard workers who are conscientious, responsible and reliable. They are good with finances and would rather save up than borrow. They live within their means, are frugal buyers, favor quality and real value over quantity. They usually acquire a comfortable lifestyle.

Dogs’ weakness is they tend to be private worriers, sometimes giving the impression they have a stubborn personality. Better to verbalize your concerns, get fresh insights with others. Bless their hearts, they are likely to worry more about others than themselves. They seem to sometimes try and take responsibility for or be too understanding of the actions of others. Denial or too much forgiving. Having a supportive partner will help these doggies to share their personal thoughts and anxieties so they don’t mount up.

Outdoors is good, boring is bad! Dogs need to breathe some great fresh air and get exercise, love meeting new people! They can be serious but know how to take time out  to refresh themselves. Share walking, driving, running, or just relaxing in the garden with your dog friends. As long as it is outside they are not usually fussy about what it involves doing.

Dogs are instinctual and intelligent. They will accept leadership from a true leader as long as it makes sense to their belief system. Dogs are not always leaders themselves but will be close to leaders, who can count on the Dog to save the day. But don’t forget the bite! Always cautious and alert, sometimes undecided, the Earth Dog will bite when he feels threatened or betrayed! You may lose his business.

Famous Dogs:  Fire Dog Trump – this was an ultimate Eastern insult: North Korea said Trump’s speech to UN was akin to ‘sound of a barking dog.’ Famous dogs: Sylvester Stallone, Andrea Bocelli, Elvis Presley, Barry Manilow, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, Uma Thurman, Bill Clinton, George Gershwin, Judy Garland, Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber, David Bowie!

Famous Earth Dogs: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Billy Idol, Al Capone, Prince!

A heartfelt welcome and shout out to all the new little Brown Earth Dogs to be born this year!

Gong xi fa cai, my dear friends, and especially to all you Dogs! Woof! 

 x

See the entire Aquarius 2018 Newsletter!

See the 2018 Special Edition Annual Newsletter! Make your changes count!

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Happy New Year! Woman Rose Card Mailbox South Africa

Live gloriously, do it your way, no matter where you are – she’s in South Africa! May there be plenty of sweet surprises!

Here is your link to the 2018 Special Annual Edition!

The Contents titles are astrological sounding, but they are written up for non astrologers and astrologers alike! They have dates info you need to know, explanations on what they are about and how you can use them well! See the entire Newsletter, and once you get there, read it all – it may take more than one sitting- or select what catches your eye by the links in the Contents list! Or you might select per the dates that are at times you expect important events in your life!

Plan ahead for those important life events; select good dates for your plans! Some of these you will definitely want to mark on your calendar so you will have plenty of time to prepare! These are generally more long term aspects. Faster moving inner planets, inner planet retrogrades, and the Moon definitely refine your date choices.

Remember, these factors activate each person’s chart differently. See your astrologer to work out your personal details and precise dates. Select the very best dates be it surgery, trip timing, important special events, marriage! Plan for the most marvelous results!

Be sure to save the Special Edition in your AstroLogical folder! Copy, backup, and refer to it as the year unfolds. Here are the 2018 Contents:

Chinese Year of the Brown Earth DOG!
Astronomical Treats of 2018!

Planetary Backdrop – FIVE Sign Changes!  Chiron, Uranus and Jupiter!
   Aspects of Note, Planetary Patterns!
Jupiter Sextile Pluto Investing!!
Jupiter TRINE Neptune, Dreams Come True!
Pluto Conjuncts the Golden Ecliptic, is at its South Node!!!
Jupiter Trine Chiron Only Once
Jupiter inconjunct Uranus in Aries – Let it Go
Chiron semi-sextile Uranus since Nov 2008! 13 years!

FIVE Retrogrades – Mercury predominantly in Fire Signs, Venus & Mars
Stelliums – Powerful Gatherings of Planets
GrandMother Moon – Eclipses, Occultations, Void of Course, New & Full Moons!

Thank you for being your very special self ~
Wishing you a superb New Year!
x


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

 

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The Aries Fire Stellium is OVER.  Now as we enter Taurus, the sign of loyalty and steadfastness, what was new, or did you start, during that Aries stellium, that you would like to continue to have in your life?  What value did you bring in that you are happy to maintain?  I have a new student who is new to astrology, and she is taking in the principles amazingly quickly!  I started sharing some more garden space with another community gardener, and intend to grow crops I will harvest to store for winter food.

Wise old Saturn is holding the fort at his 10 degree Libra station (appears to be stationary, still, in the sky) from May 18 to July 8, turning direct (forward) June 12.  Those of you with planets at 8 through 12 degrees will feel the need to enforce or question the rules, make or break commitments, let go or take responsibility, respond to age issues, make career choices, engage in father/ing matters, build for a stable future.  Being overwhelmed burdens the Soul; timing that fits the deed and your needs and your Spirit makes all the difference.  Focus and do your best.  Make yourself proud!

Jupiter is making his last stand in Aries until entering earthy Taurus June 4, starting off a fine Saturday!  That will leave only Uranus in Aries, the lone wolf on its own again, but happily so in a sign of its same spirit, both Uranus and Aries loving freedom and independence!  Jupiter in Aries gives a last chance these 14 days to start what we will, get educated to be encouraged, have confidence, to lead the way, or follow someone we trust well.  It could be more fun than you have ever had before!  Frolicking is good!  Roller skate, hike, ride your bike!  Continue it with Jupiter in Taurus exercise; do the fun kind!  Long horseback rides, mountain walks, walk your dog!  Endurance and strength sports are satisfying.  Long distance and heavy weight.

Jupiter, good luck, fame, huge growth, in attractive Venus ruled Taurus can attract more money than God – they call it a BULL MARKET when the stock market is going UP!  Jupiter in Taurus can keep that money, hordes of it, may travel to the ashram for an extended stay, found a non-profit organic farm, raise horses, buy fine art, start an imported cosmetics franchise, do melting massages at the spa on the train, drive a huge moving truck, give sculpting seminars!  It may get off to a slow start, but once rolling, it just keeps going.  Dedicated, determined, loyal.  Simple, common sense solutions.  Luxurious hair, earthy beauty, natural fabrics, furs.  It looks further ahead than its own two feet, so makes ‘lucky’ choices.  Well grounded, centered, satisfied, peaceful.  Smooth jazz.

Jupiter may, at this time, be even a bit more languid than just the easy-go-flow of Taurus because it is sextile Neptune (only this one time, not the usual 3 times) upon entry into Taurus, makes the exact aspect June 8!  Both are ‘religious’ in that Jupiter rules churches and sets the tenets of faith; Neptune is the Pisces planet, Pisces being the sign of spiritualism, meditation, meeting God on your own terms, often religious diversity.  Jupiter usually calls for adherence to the church’s philosophy, though can be open-minded and take up religious studies.  Pisces, is perhaps more Buddhism oriented, compassionate, yet can believe so passionately as to give one’s life for the cause, a devotee who lives in silence and service in the spiritual abode 24/7.  This aspect offers what works for you, the best of both, in your everyday life.  Jupiter in Taurus loves the armchair more than the airfare.  There better be a good reason to take that trip.  Probably chooses to make oms at home!  Neptune is now in Pisces, its own sign.  It, like Taurus, is usually gentle.  But don’t let this fool you.  Being gentle is one of the greatest powers on earth.  A good teacher can ask clever questions, sneak right up on you and let you think you thought of it yourself!  Feeling and being safe, opens all the gateways for learning.  Your eyes open right up wide with the happiness of the leap – insights, epiphanies, are the order of the day!  Let it be!  Make music!

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Uranus Square Pluto, Royal Wedding Chart, William & Kate!

Uranus square Pluto is starting, now 5 degrees in orb.  That will keep things shaking!  Oops, maybe I shouldn’t say that.  Uranus in Aries is the rebellious young upstart compared to the wizened Pluto burrowing the depths of corporate Capricorn.  Yet Pluto is associated with journalism, follows the money, a trouble maker of a different ilk.  Power will be questioned.  Put them together and things that were thought to be impermeable may be disturbed at the deepest foundations, shaken to thunder!  Long standing old schools will have cracks in their armor, new conduits able to be begun.  Some will fall of their own finished weight, to be replaced for better benefit, or simply let go – no need to go further, job done.  Strange and wonderful new alliances will be tried and some will work and break through to whole new types of community models, building codes, laws.  Businesses once thought to be ridiculous will begin to prove themselves as the needs of the times and hidden technology comes to light to make them feasible.  Those who ride the snorty horse will fly!  Let those pawing hooves make fiery sparks! 

Another take on Uranus into Aries, square Pluto.  This aspect is unique because it happens 7 times!  It will be exact for the first time June 23, 2012, finishing Mar 17, 2015, in effect for five years!

I wrote the above with no thought of the Royal Wedding, William & Kate, in mind.  Yet this is the most powerful aspect of the out most planets, longest in duration, in their wedding chart.  It will always be in their wedding chart, but the actual aspect in the sky will culminate Mar 17, 2015.  At that point it shall have made 7 exact connections at varying but close degrees.  If their marriage is surviving at that time, they will probably make it.  So much is being said about how their marriage is giving hope in hard economic times and following the years of sadnesses around Charles, Diana, and Camilla.  Perhaps this symbolizes breaking through old patterns of the monarchy, British financial reform.

Some are using the 11 AM start of the wedding for the wedding chart;  I am using the 11:20 AM pronouncement moment – the intent of the event before your peers.  If you really want to get technical about it, use the chart when the last person signed the papers for official records after the ceremony.  The 11 AM chart has Venus of love and beauty at the top of the chart, and the wedding did start on time, and was a lovely ceremony that went off without a hitch though William did have a hard time getting the ring on Kate’s finger (Saturn opposite Mercury). 

Royal Wedding Chart, Prince William & Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

The most unique feature of the wedding chart is that simplistically, the Moon is Void of Course in Pisces square the Galactic Center.  Void of Course, VOC, is the time period from when the Moon makes its last connection with any planet and the time it enters a new sign.  There are extreme opposing points of view of what this period brings.  The traditional view is nothing will come of it, it won’t come out as expected, somewhat unpredictable.  This is great if your question is ‘Will I go to jail?’!  Rarely would a VOC Moon be chosen for a wedding chart.  Since the Moon has directly to do with fertility and a royal heir is usually wanted, this would be doubly so in this case.  It is said, ‘…the moon relating to the mother, will give a mother who was ‘not there’ so to speak. she may not have been there physically, emotionally, or she may have been even neglectful.’  Will’s mother Diana, ‘not there,’ is an important facet of their lives together.  The other view is there is nothing to stop it, nothing to stand in its way.  Hilary Clinton’s Moon (women) is VOC in Pisces in her 10th house of career and authority!  First Lady.   There are exceptions to the VOC rule, and this chart has them.  The Moon is said to ‘perform’ in Pisces – Pisces lives to osmose!  When it changes signs it will conjunct Uranus at 2 degrees Aries – free to act! Mercury and Jupiter are in an angular house, the 10th – a place determined to accomplish.  Jupiter with Mars is lucky to act!  How to resist?!!!

Still, as compelling as those aspects are, organically, the Moon, back at 26 degrees, four to go to change Signs, I would give the VOC read precedence, attending to reading the Moon for herself.  Pisces does move, but it can be ever so cleverly quietly, miniscule motion, practically invisible.  The VOC Moon is like a pause.  Preceding matters have been concluded, we’re in the done-deal zone, with perhaps a sense that it was all fated.  This is like a thoughtful, perhaps resting, reset period, in internal adjustment readying for the next Sign, the Gateway.  It is a step in a process.  A chart with lots of upcoming Lunar aspects in a Sign has many unfolding options, a rich future if favorable, is busy.  In traditional successful wedding charts, the Moon is chosen to be in trine or sextile with the Sun, Mother and Father, the Lights in harmony for fertility, full of life!  This chart has no upcoming Lunar aspects, no classic Sun/Moon, male/female connection. 

Pisces, the Moon’s Sign, is also an ending symbol, finishing symbol of maturity, being the last Sign of the Zodiac.  It too has to do with rest, contemplation, the unknown, unknowable, visioning.  To the negative side, it can be addictions, the victim/martyr, hidden agendas, fantasy versus reality.  For Kate going from commoner to Queen, it can be the dream come true, fairy tales.  Moon nurtures unconditionally; Pisces is the ultimate compassion.  It gives a dramatic counterpoint to the 5 planet Aries stellium (cluster – see below)!  Aries is noted for action, can be courageous first responders, but is not noted for ongoing care with deep sensitivity.  The Moon rules mothers, children, women in general, and Diana, the Goddess of the Hunt, in particular.  And Mother Diana was missing.  Pisces also rules being in Spirit form.  In the Abbey, closest to where William and Kate stood to take their vows, there were five chairs. Four of them were taken, by the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla … and then there was an empty chair. Was that chair for Diana?

Some are saying this ‘lost’ Moon in ‘lost Pisces’ is symbolically a way of putting away Diana’s influence. Maybe so, but she was William’s mother. That concept doesn’t work for me. This Void of Course position is akin to an ‘escape’ planet, a planet that has no connections formed to it or by it. It is in a separate state, unhindered, but ineffective, sometimes a loose cannon since there is nothing to censor its choices, no outlets to siphon off energy. It’s behavior often seems inappropriate.  It’s one thing to ‘put away’ a matter, it’s quite another to not get any benefit from the Moon other than the Sign it is in. 

Being on the brink of the Mayan calendar ending 2012, that event quite close to being at the Galactic Center, the Moon being a degree of square the Galactic Center seems significant!  Perhaps they will never take their kingdom or their kingdom, the monarchy system, will be ended, or it will be fraught with difficulties throughout their time.

Their Sun is in Taurus, a sign of fertility and stability, loyalty forever!  And there were earthy Pagan elements to the wedding.  Trees brought into the Abbey.  It was near Beltane – May Day celebration of fertility.  They had a hand wrapping – called handfasting in Pagan circles.  The archbishop who married them is a Druid!  And William’s full name is William Arthur Philip Louis, Arthur being the King of old mythical legends.

Leo Rising, the Ascendant, is a romantic Sign of Kings & Queens, great powers!  As Taurus, it is another fixed sign, cherishes its mate and takes a long time before it gives up.  It is generous, loves to teach, is thought to be selfish at times, is great fun to be around, has boundless energy!  Trine Venus, is kind, loves glorious beauty and color.  Their wedding was bright – William’s red uniform (Aries’ color).   

FIVE planets in Aries!  Aries is not famous for finishing projects nor fertility, but is a splendid champion, passionate leader!  Both Leo and Aries are athletic.  The group of five starts with Uranus of community, international connections, freedom.  Then there is Venus, love of independence, heroes, celebrities, art by fire.  The MidHeaven in Aries decides to try new things in government, laws, status.  Mercury is next, with inspiring things to say, fresh insights.  Mars and Jupiter conclude together.  Mars here is in its own Sign, racy super action, with Jupiter is legendary!  Jupiter is what we think is righteous, good luck, horses and big dogs, expansion, future plans, travel, publishing, education!  Expect these two to broaden and brighten Britain!  Aries is less famous for stopping to make agreements, more famous for spontaneous action, sometimes fiery fights, but quickly over!  One way or another, this couple will make a lot of news! 

With the Sun square the Ascendant, how you appear to others, they may not always look good.  Sun inconjunct Saturn, can be sad news at times. 

Saturn at 12 Libra is at a midpoint opposition with Venus 10 Aries, MidHeaven 12 Aries and Mercury 14 Aries!  Sometimes duty will dominate, love and simply doing what you want to do will seem far, far away.  There may not always be time to talk, so many responsibilities.  And at times, it will just be good to be apart, a little room to navigate freely. 

The Sun sextile Chiron of Marriage, and semi sextile Venus of love and affection, will soften and protect them, give a sweetness.   

Sun trine Pluto is the number one US corporate wealth aspect!  If it works well in Britain too, their fortunes together are likely assured!  Saturn though square Pluto, and is going back, retrograde, to 10 degrees, never makes the exact square to Pluto at 7 degrees.  There will be financial scares, close calls, perhaps, but will never quite happen.  The issues of their country’s economics will always be of concern.

Spiritually speaking, whether by chance or chosen, a wedding chart is always perfect.  The couple has the ultimate final choice of date, time and place.  Whatever is the Soul’s agreement, agenda, the chart will show the way and be lived in all its intricacy. 

If you didn’t see it and would like to, here is a link to watch the ceremony.  At the very beginning, note the lovely greenery in the abbey!

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