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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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American Red Cross founder, Swiss Jean-Henri Dunant, was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.

ARIES is the first sign of Astrology’s first cross of the 3 Grand Crosses of Matter. Its cross is the Cardinal, as in the red bird, Cross. It’s four points are first, itself, Aries, Mars, the Warrior, Protector, Rescuer, Initiator. Opposite is Libra, Venus, the Beloved, partnerships of all kinds, equality, balance, respect, fairness both in beauty and in Spirit. The vertical axis is of Cancer, Moon, at the South, warm at home’s hearth, Mom’s nurturing. Opposite is Capricorn, Saturn, of the North, hard at work out in the world, building, fortifying, at times scrabbling for a toehold, maintaining.

The symbol of the American Red Cross, is red on white, Aries’s two colors! It was founded in Switzerland, a politically neutral country, for humanitarian purposes, to help soldiers. It was brought to the United States by Clara Barton after the Civil War. The symbol was chosen in gratitude to the Swiss founder, Jean Henri Dunant, using the reversed colors of their flag.

The Cardinal Cross is truly a cross of Matter. Without life, it doesn’t matter. Aries gives us that option for life and inspiration. Once gathered up, we can go home, be cared for, be loved, find productive outlet for our creative ability. Bravery and physical prowess are standard equipment for Aries. Standing up to a bully, in behalf of the underdog, when the odds are stacked pretty high, is merely a challenge. They wink at you over their shoulder as they lean right into the fray! Follow tight through the crowd, you’ll make it to the other side, or be first in line at the grocery store!

Ok, so not all Aries are that gallant. In fact there are some complaints they only think of themselves. And that may be true. Yet, we can learn to balance ourselves more appropriately. Take courage, say NO once in awhile. Say YES when you want it. Stand up. You can. Even if you fumble or are wrong. You can sort things out. At least you got started. Do you need to apologize? Would your Aries friend? Probably not. Should you apologize for just being yourself? Probably not.

In this time of needing great courage, stay steady in the Light. If you need help, be wise, ask for it. If you can give help, do it the ways you have that are so special to give, exactly as you can. I wish you and your loved ones the very best, with every breath.

In Dedication, and in Gratitude, to all those in Japan who are risking their lives to make things safe for us. They are Angels of a kind, heroes and heroines for sure.

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Dragon with Merlin (BBC)

It starts with Moon conjunct Jupiter at 12.16 PM, on through the afternoon and evening, ending with Mars conjunct Pluto 8.13 PM!  Conjunctions, when planets are very near each other, or exactly at the same place, are potent mergers!  Two for the price of one, two ways to see or act on a topic, combining talents! 

The Moon in Pisces is first with optimistic Jupiter, truth teller, then conjuncts Uranus, which throws it all to the winds in the interest of discovery, new friendships, flying, perhaps amazing computer connections!  Mother Moon lends her sweet nurturing, brings in our feminine gentleness, tender feelings, responses to what is needed. 

In Pisces, is a profound sensitivity, psychic awareness, sees the whole, not just oneself or one’s family or culture, but all.  An incredible fusion can occur; words of long awaited truth can bubble up. With a letting go of fear that once held all prisoner, now freed, the invisible bonds are unraveled, smooth as a snake skin!  Though that magician sees hidden flaws, what we are ‘blind’ or ‘deaf’ about, it also sees all that is glorious, the true art and beauty of what our Souls can do!  It can walk with God.     

This opening is followed by Mercury, of mind, logic, words, first conjunct Pluto, then Mars, both fighters, defenders!  Though Pluto doesn’t give up confidentiality, secrets, easily, this time, with Mercury’s logic, keeping things more neutral, the mighty pen may tell secrets, make the revelation, that can bring action to save the day!

Pluto faces death itself, our psychological Dragon within; Mars, sword in hand, Goliath-like courageously fights the Dragon you can see, the one that metaphorically breathes fire on your village.  In finale, Mars conjuncts Pluto, external action merges with internal desire, hopefully, for perfect satisfaction!  It’s been building up all week intensely, and will build all that day!

This formidable Mercury, Pluto, Mars combination will be in the Builder sign Capricorn.  Architects of homes and Spirit, building our psyche from within, making beauty on our land, in our homes, Capricorns look for solidarity.  They are the archaeologists of our future!  Great walls of needed protection, rocks as place holders and anchors, even the gravestones of our ancestors, are parts of their contributions to the power of our memory banks that save us from previous mistakes, serve as foundation for future growth. 

Have a good talk with your dragon that lives in you!  Get more acquainted with your power.  Know that fire is Light, fire can burn away the dross, clear your Path, light the way.  What will you do the 13th that will make a difference, be a Gift you are happy to give?!

Dec 13 is also the last day of, the culmination of, the Sagittarius Bowl, and is happening while Mercury is Retrograde in Capricorn!  Keep the Mercury Retrograde factor firmly in mind.   Our next Bowl, in Capricorn, the Third Bowl of 4, will be Dec 28 to Jan 10, 2011.  Stay tuned….

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Moms through the Generations

A tribute to women, the Feminine, the nurturing part in all of us.  Love to you who never had Mothers, to those of you who have been Mothers in the most difficult circumstances, to those of you who have lost your Mothers, to you who are becoming Mothers, who are Mothers!  Wishing you all strength, that you learn more how to be a better Mom, nurturer.  Wishing protection and encouragement for children.   Please make it a goal to offer your love in the many ways you can.  Please remember that some may be in sorrow missing Moms, lost children.  Please acknowledge their feelings, let them know you care for them and how you admire them, you know they do the best they can, encourage them to keep on.  Thank you to so many of you who have helped me through dark times, times when I have been unknowingly stupid, times when you have given when it cost you, times you blessed us both for sharing! What an extraordinary process everyday Mothering is!  Thank you to all of you who do the monumental 9 months of  intense, up close and personal nurturing, carrying, then who do the many years of beauty and hard  work 24/7.  What a commitment!  Offer some time to your favorite new Mom!      

Be as dedicated to taking good care of yourself, to what’s important in your life.  You hold an important cross point in the weave of all our lives.  More than you realize.      

Astro*Logically, 2010 to 2011 mothering will be challenging for many through August 2010, with 4 more Saturn aspects finishing their cycles and 5 sign changes to go.  Saturn helps make things really work, while the sign changes reach maturity in one sign as they launch into the beginning of another, we’re not always knowing just what is right or what to do!    Oct 8, Venus at 13 Scorpio starts her retrograde until the Nov 18 turn direct at 27 Libra.  Venus seeks what is close to the heart, the most value, redresses old grievances, puts on a better face, revitalizes!    Jupiter in Aries conjunct Uranus starts this June 2010, a wild combo if there ever was one!  Amazing inventions, largest groups ever, spirited ideas with lots of important opinions are just part of what to expect!   February and March 2011 Jupiter finishes squares to Pluto, then the opposition with Saturn.  Tuck it in.  Quite, quite different from the conjunction with Uranus.  It’s the final clearing of old debris – whether in the street, or in your mind or emotions, less and less time to waste.  April 2011, Neptune enters its own sign Pisces for the first time in 168 years!  Dreamer of dreams, psychic beyond realizing, retreats and resorts, meditation versus medication, empathy, the super magical.  Times are unstable now, as they should be, while in a creative continuum.  Keep your eyes wide open!       

 Some of my Mama Earth wishes….      

Solutions.  Earth Day weekend was wonderful, never enough time for me to examine everything!  I’m always interested in the new vehicles, especially the electric bikes and solar cars.  And the new methods of home building fascinate me, including the option of roof gardens.  And I’m in favor of grey water systems and rain harvesting structures.  I’m thinking those should be part of the legal requirements for all new structures – the structural strength to support roof gardens, grey water systems, since here in Santa Barbara we live in a drought area, rain harvesting structures.  All new parking lots and city parks could become the tops of underground water storage.  What would some of your wishes be?      

      

idamawatu — April 07, 2007 — THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SONG IN AFRICA Original song was by Prince Nico Mbarga (1976)





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