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The day before Chinese New Year, we have our Aquarian New Moon Jan 22 at 2 Aquarius 42, 11:39 PM Pacific.  This airy Moon activates 2 planets within one degree.  It reminds Aquarius’s planet Uranus that change is in the wind, to be unique, to make friends and be with groups of people who celebrate your choices!  The square Jupiter challenge is to have the confidence of your future, tell yourself the truth, let go of plans that lack life, make plans further ahead than usual!  If it aspects your chart well, you have a lucky chart and are in a lucky location for you, you just might have some winnings! 

Full Moon Feb 7 at 18 Leo 32, 1:54 PM Pacific.  Widen your choices of friends and personal performance.  Venus is at the last degree of Pisces, the last degree of the zodiac!  Complete your image, whether personal appearance, art/music, your project cover page, your home page, your list of dreams to come true.  Put some color on your palette, be the pretty bird!  Knowing Venus goes into Aries 10:01 PM, hold off on permanent change for a couple days.  Some things you suddenly won’t want anymore, there will be additions, new ideas!  Aries loves new and exciting, takes the chance, finally gets rolling!  The Sun is at the same degree as Mercury, the Messenger, so get the good word out, write the letter, place the ad!  Tell people what you want.  Check your melodramatic attitude.  Though entertaining, being demanding or pretentious, critical or contemptuous, mindless tantrums, aren’t going to cut it.  Give tons of appreciation and affection to yourself, and in glory to others!  Dance and sing!  Things are going to be ok.  Or not.  But you can handle it, and very well, too!

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Lights on, heads up!  Get out your Jupiter thunderbolts and let’s dance!

July 2, Dec 6, and Feb 14, Valentine’s Day 2012, Jupiter in Taurus sextiles Chiron in Pisces! This one will be while Chiron is at 5 Pisces, the first of the three times. July 2 is the last day of the Sun Grand Square, so the build up to this sextile will be challenging, and the challenge will be helped by the teaching healing perspectives the sextile brings. In addition, the Grand Square will be helped by the concurrently building first-time July 7 Jupiter trine Pluto in Capricorn only 5 days later! That will bring phenomenal growth, power, possible wealth, and potential teaching healing, intensify complex situations. I doubt solutions will be simple or immediate, but they will certainly be fascinating! July 7 is the first day of the Venus Grand Square through the 13th, so the follow through needs a bit of finesse. Let love soften the obstacles even, perhaps especially, when the going already seems good. This will be like a little super challenge. Make a point of loving it uP!

Chiron and Pluto are both thought to be healers. Chiron is concerned with teaching, marriage and business, all partnerships of a kind. Teacher/Student, you and your mate, your business/customers – clients/partners.  In Pisces, they need to be magical!  Fiery spirited Jupiter likes teaching too. It travels about, goes to college, gathers a plethora of knowledge, stories, experience, inter cultural sharing, and brings it to the table for exchange. Jupiter is not so often interested in marriage, can be hard to catch. They are off to another adventure. They can be truth tellers, having points of view acquired on the road.  They see you well because they don’t know you, yet are astute observers since their survival depends on instant appraisals. Whether it be about you, your attitude, or the dynamics in your relationship, they likely have at least a part of the truth. True, they can project, seeing through their own lens, but still, what in you called that up in them? Jupiter is not as interested in money as Chiron and Pluto are. They make do as they go. They laugh and love, have fun, are offered shelter for their stories, do an odd job or two here or there, just enough for food maybe. They have expansive ideas, can see further beyond, since they must anticipate the weather, the temp of the locals, where it’s safe or not. Often their suggestions pan out, quite worth your hospitality, let alone the entertainment value!

Pluto is a no fool-around planet.  It seeks the Great Mystery, unabashedly looks at sex, wants to know how money works, and how it is we come to live and die.  It especially doesn’t fool around in Capricorn, that wants the job done toot sweet.  If things are not working, good, you find that out, done with it.  If you are going up the mountain at a steady pace, good, progress.  Cut losses when it makes sense, less whining, more doing.  It’s all ok.  Focus, use good timing, don’t give up.  Seek coaches and mentors right now!  Jupiter will laugh with you all the way to the bank because it has big ideas and is a great direction finder!  It just knows where the good stuff is!

Both these aspects are positive in classical astrology, so invite a teacher, traveler, soothsayer, to your table. Then listen. Learn about healing – of body, mind, Spirit. Plan a clever party, and laugh because you can and it’s even fun when you are on your knees!  Be free and thankful!

Make your appointment for a reading to see which areas of your chart these and other factors are activating!

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Sendai, Japan Quake – Tsunami March 11, 2011

Today, March 11, Uranus (quakes) gave it a last kick at the 29th, last degree and last day of Pisces (ocean), before going into Aries, by shaking us with the Sendai, Japan Quake!  9.0 made it the largest earthquake to hit Japan and the fifth largest in the world since records began in 1900.  Google Person Finder for Sendai Quake, click here

Uranus is the planet of quakes, electricity.  It and Neptune, planet of the ocean, tsunamis, have been traveling closely together in late degrees since April 2009.  Neptune just entered its last degree, the 29th degree, March 5.  The 29th degree classically is thought of as at the end of your rope, sometimes the last chance, endings, fatalities, completions, maturity, a done deal, little can be done about what was, and you are on the brink of imminent irrevocable change. 

This quake chart, just off coast of Sendai, Japan, has Uranus and Neptune both at 29 degrees, in each other’s signs!   Neptune is in the 7th house of relationships;  Uranus is in the 8th house, the house of death and transformation.  Aquarius is the 7th house cusp sign, and the sign Uranus rules.  Aquarius has to do with awakening, sometimes shocks, always change, making friends with people often very unlike us.  It also has to do with worldwide networking, the internet.  Early warnings were rapidly sent to the Pacific rim coastal areas. 

Uranus is still T square, the Moon’s Nodes!  This is significant because the Moon is Queen of the tides!  Ocillations, waves, undulations, are both Lunar and Uranian!  Uranus is the planet of Aquarius.  Think of the Aquarian symbol.  Electrical, sound, light, waves.  T squares are challenges, breakages in patterns, impediments, pressures.  The nodes are now at 28 degrees.  Uranus at 29, just nudged them over the line.

Charts of major events are always a conglomerate of aspects that have reached a threshold.  Some of the aspects are background, have stirred the pot before the event occurs.  Long term, slower aspects show potential.  Others, often fast moving aspects, are triggers and the event at core, very close to exact.  Then there are the aspects still building, indicating the aftermath, how the matter is handled. 

Recently we have had Jupiter square Pluto, Feb 25, and we are building to giant Jupiter’s Mar 17 perihelion (closest to Sun in 12 years and moving twice as fast as usual!) AND Mar 28, Jupiter opposite Rock of Gibraltar, hold-on-forever, concentrated, containing, Saturn!  In this chart they are in a wide T square, the Jupiter Pluto combo still smoldering, Jupiter already encountering the Saturn wall, making pressure.  This is all kinds of push/pull!  Jupiter simply has mass, can be a righteous bully, wants to move and does.  Pluto has power, and plenty of it, often unseen, a force to be reckoned with.  Saturn is stone cold, not giving in, will outwait you.  I’m dramatizing here to give you a sense of the symbolic stresses in play.   Jupiter at its time closest the sun, as it does once every 12 years, is more empowered than usual!

Just 2 days ago, March 9 Mars just had its 2 year perihelion!  It is at 12 degrees Pisces, midpoint (equidistantly between) Venus 10 Aquarius and Jupiter 10 Aries!  Mars rules Aries, so adds to Jupiter’s already amped energy!  Venus in Aquarius, sextile Jupiter, considered a protective aspect, perhaps mitigated circumstances, less were killed.  Some quakes and tsunamis have taken many more people.

The Moon, 0 degrees Gemini, square Chiron, 2 degrees Pisces, was the closest difficult aspect in time, with Moon sextile Mercury also at 2 degrees, in Aries.  The Moon can apply to the masses, the people, homes and businesses.  Chiron can be a wound, often rather fateful, unavoidable, even unfixable.  Pisces is the ocean, so a tidal sweeping, some never to return or be found, unknowns.   

Our hearts go to those who have lost so much, many not even having a place to sleep, no possessions left.  Economic recovery is one thing, loss of loved ones goes deeper.  Wounds can be life changing, and the Chironic symbolism is played out to entirety.  Wounded, healer, teacher.

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Mercury, then Sun sextile Pluto Feb 25 while the Moon is in Sagittarius, suggesting major financial success. However, the same day, Jupiter squares Pluto the 3rd and last time! This is the 2nd to the last of all the difficult 2010 aspects. They will all finish with Mar 28 Jupiter opposite Saturn. Hallelujah!

Major success is possible, but there has been a price, and cleaning up the mess is part of the game! Since this is the 3rd time, hopefully, our previous experience will prevent a further foolhardy plunge or misbegotten trust. Trust is great as long as it is coupled with eyes wide open and the lights on. This time, if it doesn’t feel quite right, pay attention to that. This isn’t a time to be nice. Find out exactly what’s going on so the terms can be realistically renegotiated or you can wisely withdraw. Find someone professional without an ax to grind, to coach you or be your advocate. Jupiter in Aries tends to be quick about things, independent, but tends not to follow up the tangly details. In this case, if you can’t do the follow up, be sure someone in your court does that for you, and lets you know right away what’s happening. Jupiter connects strongly with Pluto every 3+ years, so these matters are not insurmountable. You just need to get the current education, do the business, whether it is relationships or financial. 

Twelve years ago Jupiter squared Pluto before, but it was in different signs.  This time it is firey Aries, Jupiter is moving faster, to earthy Capricorn, Pluto moving slowly.  Jupiter is happy in Aries, Pluto goes well in Capricorn.  Jupiter in Aries is bright and glorious, shouting and laughing, leaping and leading quickly, the arrow flies to the point, the tip on fire!  In contrast, Pluto in Cap is the archetype of quiet, behind the scenes contained corporate power, secrets.  Jupiter may never fully realize all that’s at stake, and Pluto may feel naked indeed, with Jupiter  flinging itself about, ever believing all will be well.  Sometimes it is well, sometimes it isn’t though.  Clearly, both have good principles.  Some revelations may occur in spite of our best efforts to hide.  Some things need to die, be let go of, their time is up.  Healing is not always easy.  Jupiter will help Aries look further ahead, both for positive results and negative consequences.  Pluto may ‘clean up’ its own, the laboring old structures falling from their own weight.  All in all, a new order is called for.

Waiting is so frustrating.  Not knowing drives you crazy.  I wish you luck.  Because of the square you will need to be proactive even though you probably feel like you’ve had it and would just like to go to sleep, eat chocolate, forget it.  But don’t.  Now is the time to pay attention, be sure you are presenting everywhere you can, especially to people who are upbeat and would likely pass the good word along.  Stay conscious best you can, every step of the way, to take care of any lapses, make any needed corrections, updates, seek new possibilities.  I know, I know.  Do what you can.

Everything taken care of now, cleared, pays off as it opens the way for major opportunities during the soon arriving 56 Day Super Jupiter Charged Aries Stellium!

Most of us have a lot more power than we realize.  Good power.  Jupiter in Aries looks to the future.  Pluto in Capricorn guards the spiritual reserve of the past, our Father’s place in our life.  Aries/Capricorn represents authority struggles – ones of ourself to ourself, and with external power figures.  Wise release must occur to allow a measure of progress, to assure evolution without revolution!

Feb 26 to Mar 6, TEN of our ‘11’ planets will be in a concentrated 90 degree arc!

The arc will be defined, perhaps cloaked, by the Jupiter Pluto square!  Jupiter is leading the way, Pluto is following, holding anchor, at the tail.  Saturn is traveling by itself in Libra. Ambitions may fizzle or be constrained. Bonds may be finally broken, one may feel bitterly cheated. Exaggerations may help us see the whole of it, emphasized where adjustment and replanning are needed. There may be relief as burdens fall away, freeing you to break away from a necessary but overwhelmingly hypnotic past. Balance can be restored, respect re-earned. Get the facts best you can. Visualize your new possibilities. Set out to connect with experienced people who will help. Determine to not harm or be harmed by setting preemptive boundaries so they never get close to your inmost tender areas, by keeping your own behavior clean.   You can do this.  Being free is so worth it.  Jupiter travels, sometimes above it all.  Pluto is sometimes painful acknowledgement, but always healing and liberation, the Phoenix from its own ashes, follows.  You can do this, and will be glad you did.

Stand strong in your Spirit.

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Queen of the Night

Feb 18, Super Moon, Full Moon 00.36 AM at 29 Leo, degree of the fixed star, Regulus, the King!

Of 2011’s six Super Moons, this is the first, a grand start, or a grand finish, as it is the last day of Aquarius! Super Moons are when the Moon is 90% or greater of its closest approach to Earth and appear as much as 15% bigger! They indicate more intensity, higher tides, strong storms if there is one, higher seismic activity. Maybe this time the crown will be more golden, the event more glamorous or eccentric than usual, more of your friends come to the party – it’s a Friday. But party time would be the night before, Thursday, because it is the actual night of the Full Moon! See a fine firey play, take some roses, meet the star!

This year’s Pisces starts on the day of our first 2011 Super Moon/Full Moon!  Full Moons symbolize the extremes of difference, sometimes a wise balance or integration, the ability to bridge a wide chasm, other times a necessary separation for things to move on, to reach further ever afar, stretching every fiber of our Spirit, a periodic useful technique for our Soul to use.  The 29th  degree represents a culmination, maturity, the last degree of a sign, endings, a finality well earned.  Gratitude for the journey, forgiveness for imperfections, letting go, poise on the threshold, an anticipation of the unknown, the evolutionary threshold!  After a Full Moon, what is now known is pressed into service, upleveling and reorganizing our standing, changing the alchemy for further discovery as our vantage point rises.  Stand tall!

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We are now on the threshold of Chiron entering Pisces for 7 years!

SEVEN years! Those 7 years will be in the same time Neptune is in its own sign Pisces, which starts April 4 for 15 years!  That happens only every 168 years, and WE get to live it!!!!  Double, even triple , magic of misty watery Pisces!  And Neptune enters Pisces during the super charged firey Aries Stellium!  It’s going to be off to a tremendous start!  What it dreams, it does!  Complete and perfect intuition inspires instant responsive positive action!  Pisces can be shy, even timid, until it gets a cause to live for!  Then, by God and Great Spirit, things happen with bells on!  I hope you are graced with inspiration like none other, that fills your Whole Soul!

Jupiter left Pisces Jan 22, now passing the baton to Chiron.  Jupiter was the precursor, looking for truth (Wikileaks), opening up then focusing on the point of selection, looking for the good in all ways.  Chiron is considered to be a wound that happens, or a wound that needs healing.  And, is considered to be a healer; it knows how because it has been there.  Which begets the teacher! If you know how to heal, you can show others.  Pisces loves being the savior or being saved, so it looks like a good fit. Spiritual business will be done.

Healings may be more subtle, invisible, invincible in Spirit.  Spiritual wounds of feeling forsaken, misuse of spiritual power or powers, fear to step out of the shadows of past life ‘mistakes’ or punishments, living without mission, or matters of mercy, may be kinds of healings that occur both to oneself, and, or in behalf of others.  They may somehow find mending, a quelling of misspent imagination, an inner reweaving of the strings of life as twined with others’ hearts, in a sensitive moment of seeing from a different facet or vantage point of compassion long-awaited.  There is a gentling, and yet a tsunami of merging, not just looking at a person or situation, but seeing it as if you were the other person!

The Magi astrologers tell a different, or perhaps an additional story.  They say Chiron is the #1 marriage factor in charts, love heals, and is a great business planet!  Partners make more money!  Marrying in Pisces is a cautions affair however.  The worst is just plain denial, then the words ‘I just can’t believe it!’ If your friends say you are missing the signals, I would get the credit check and give it some time to prove out.  The other side is marriage made in heaven.  In surety.  A gift of union Spirit-made.  May you walk in Beauty.

Businesses that are of a Pisces nature may flourish!  Anything ocean related, musics and arts, dancing Spiritually, retreats, magic and intuition, fine wines to feet treatments, computer programming, films, theatre, visionary repertoire, tending eyes and how we see, conscious dreaming!  Throw in the spice of Chiron, and we are adding a business of curing whats needed in any of those fields, a marriage blend of any of those elements, the consultant, coach, seminars that uplift our goals and ideals!  Blessed be.

Chiron enters Pisces Feb 8, Neptune April 4!  Marriages, healing, business, magic!  It will be a spiritual renaissance for those willing, ready, and able! Music and art will fill new dimensions.  Compassion and insight will be called for as the world tussles with resurrection after Pluto in Capricorn topples the old ways to the ground!  Stand tall, Live deep, LOVE well!

Please refer back to Chiron from Pisces, back into Aquarius, July 20 to Feb 8, 2011!

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2011 Starts with the Solar Eclipse/New Moon, Jan 4 AND the Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction at 27 Pisces, 4:52 AM Pacific!

Every 14 years we get this Jupiter/Uranus conjunction – 1969, 1983, 1997 and now, 2010-11. Jan 4 is the last of the 2010-11 set of three. The first was June 8, 2010, the second Sep 18, 2010 Jupiter and Uranus alone are explosive, wanting to be free, but with Pluto in Capricorn soberly and relentlessly cleaning house – we are clearing any unused, not likely to ever use again stuff, having freecycle giveaway fever – we are literally seeing our way clearly, making room for new things to come, and doing it!  Many people are feeling lighter, freer, bigger spirited, proud they let go, and are finally off on new ventures they can hardly believe were possible!  This extraordinary aspect brings far reaching opportunities, major multiplying of connections, magical technological breakthroughs, surprises, spiritual limitlessness!  Teaching, promotions, travel, publishing are magical!  Truth becomes more complete.  Pisces gives us what Eugene Gendlin calls a ‘felt-sense’ of things, what is known to be truest for us personally right now.  From that authentic place, comfortable because it is true and is our current potent position, we are on point!  Talk about internal combustion!  Yet, there will be challenges for people born in the late days of Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius or with planets in those degrees.  They may be pushed out of their comfort zone, both in mind and Spirit.  And that may go better than expected, as new explorations are made, opportunities perceived, potentials expanded!  Even the challenges of this aspect are more likely lucky than not!

The last two times this conjunction occurred in PISCES was in 1251, the first Shepherd’s Crusade, an unsuccessful campaign to rescue a popular French king, and 1334, no recorded events near the time of the conjunction.  That was 677 and 760 years ago!  Not so common a combo, our conjunction in Pisces.  On the previous conjunction in Pisces, Sep 18, 2010, there was no extraordinary news.  We will see what Jan 4 brings.

2010 Events during Jupiter in Pisces? Yes, some quite unique.
• Two world record art at auction sales, the topper Picasso’s Nude at $106 million!
• Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill
• Copiapo Chile 33 miners return to surface after record 69 days!
• International Space Station record time for continuously inhabited since Nov 2, 2000
• WikiLeaks releases diplomatic cables

Jupiter rules the biggest, massive, travel, long distance, Truth vs diplomacy!
Water sign Pisces rules art, oceans, places of solitude, miracles!

Not only is this conjunction a major aspect bringing in our NEW YEAR, but it is sweetened by an exact trine, that’s the best, from VENUS in Scorpio!  That means love, beauty, art, power, healing, money, and if well done, a potential more than you can imagine!  We like that, a lot!

Jan 4 Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 1:03 AM Pacific, 13 Capricorn!

This eclipse Moon squares Capricorn’s ruler Saturn 7 AM, then conjuncts Mars 3:49 PM!  The square could bring things to a standstill or there be delays.  With Mars, things can be hot – sexy, angry, on fire getting things done!  Ask how can we do it to move things along.  Career matters and reputation may figure strongly, fathers, your spiritual commitments, a mission.  Have a Plan B, and maybe a C!  Rather than dwell, have a planned distraction in mind.  Could be a related topic. 

The eclipse Sun squares Saturn right away on Jan 7.  But, it doesn’t conjunct Mars until it enters a close 5 degree conjunction with Mars starting Jan 14.   Still in conjunction though in different signs, Mars enters Aquarius Jan 15, then Sun Jan 20, now in a same sign again, Aquarius.  Traveling closely together, Mars moving fast, keeping ahead of the Sun, the exact conjunction is finally made a month after our eclipse on FEB 4th!!!!

New ventures started at this time will have mixed results.  Sun square Saturn is generally not a good launch combo – a lot of uphill work, too tired, blocked, broken, tedious, not enough money to do it justice, late, finally gives up.  I know for some the challenge is the glory, and some succeed against all odds, but it’s not for all of us.  Used well, Master Saturn puts the brakes on, waits for it, puts the finishing touches on the launching pad.  Capricorn is very careful, the instinctive goat, skirting danger, but sure footed!  The Jupiter/Uranus conjunction is incredibly lucky, and we don’t want to miss it!  It will depend on how your personal chart combines with these aspects whether you go ahead or wait.  The expression of the eclipse energy may not get going until the Sun carries it to Mars!  Once there, Mars surges forward, leading the race, doesn’t miss a step!  The exact conjunction, or very close to it, may be the culmination. 

Plus Two Perihelions!

Jupiter Perihelion May 17/18  Another reason this Jupiter/Uranus conjunction is super charged is because this is Jupiter’s Perihelion year!  It is closest to the Sun in its 12 year cycle, moving its fastest This is why it sweeps through Aries so quickly!  

Specific spice to our conjunction is that  Jan 3 at 10 AM Pacific, the day before the Eclipse, Earth will be PerihelionAnd our days are literally shorter!  In spite of winter’s slower pace, there is still survival’s urgency, the need to make our actions count.  Some believe the Perihelion moment is the true New Year chart!  Here is the chart for Santa Barbara CA:

Earth Perihelion, True New Year?

Happy Eclipse, Conjunction, and Perihelion! 
Happy NEW YEAR!

 

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