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Full Taurus/Scorpio Frosty Moon!
Saturn square Chiron, trine Uranus background!

New Moon! Opposite Star Algol, leaving trine Procyon!!
Four Planets, Stellium in Scorpio!
Saturn at Galactic Center, leaving square Chiron, trine Uranus!
Jupiter trine Neptune….

 


Full Taurus/Scorpio Frosty Moon!
Saturn square Chiron, trine Uranus background!

Friday Nov 3 at 10:23 PM Pacific, 11 Taurus/Scorpio 59!

Scorpio Full Frosty Moon Taurus-Scorpio

It may be frosty, but Scorpios can comfortably accommodate radical temperature changes!

Saturn square Chiron leads up to the Full Moon, exact Nov 2 the day before the Full Moon! For some that will not be a cheerful aspect, perhaps losses and lonely. Depending on how it activates your chart, it will present challenges, but easily dealt with. Others won’t notice it at all. But old Saturn hammers the forces into place anyway, if he can get them in his grip. The Full Moon spreads the pages apart, Moon opposite Sun, reveals the valuable inner nut, opens the Gateway!  See more

Also yet to come is the companion aspect Saturn trine Uranus Nov 11, 11-11! Saturn square Chiron in Pisces comes first, a possible health challenge, a matter of addictions, old guilt, fears, depression. Depending on how it engages your chart, if it does, you may find yourself on your knees. This is followed by the trine with Uranus, support of friends and community, and the freedom to change. It requires hard work to make the change, but the effort pays off. There may not be fireworks, but a worthy mission will be completed. No shame or blame. This is a life changing passage.

These two aspects are particularly significant after all the recent natural disasters – fires, floods, quakes. Saturn square Chiron has forced us to let go of old wounds, released us from old sacrifices and negligence, acting alone. New communities are being formed, timely new businesses with real bones are being born. Hard times have shown us what really matters, how to help and be helped. We are connecting with one another, really connecting, heart to heart. It is a perfect time to build with sustainability in mind, upgrading to new and better possibilities for sweeter reasons. It’s a time of re-creation. Saturn the Builder, Father Time, is in harmony, trine, with genius Uranus, the planet of chaos, change, community, R/Evolution. Saturn, a historical genius, now in Sagittarius becomes a practical Futurist with the background to make it so!

Venus at 25 Libra, just invited Saturn to an awards gathering, and she is opposing Uranus in Aries asking him to mind his manners, stop by for just a few minutes. She knows how restless and caged he can feel. She’s sweet in her own sign, and he’s taken with her grace and that she made the effort to include him though at times he can be bristly. She was intrigued by him and would like to see him again, but she’s likely right, it’s only a brief encounter. He and Saturn or into some timely necessary work. They are cleaning up messes and forging a better future. Maybe later on…or maybe they engage her to soothe the constituents, balance the forces, add her touch of beauty.

In the last 3 to 4 days, Mercury in Scorpio has just mingled with the whole group, pivotal! He is leaving midpoint Venus and Saturn, aided their connection by knowing secrets of each. He trined Chiron, hoping to bestow healing tips, cleaver teaching that leaves them wanting more! Having been inconjunct, askew Uranus, he disguised his ideas to make Uranus in Aries thought they were his own. Worthy ambushes. Uranus retains his leadership and happiness. Mercury is the mental power battery, quick to see the crevices in the minds of his fellows. He snatches the inklings, spreads the Word, plies his craft well!

Moon is quickly leaving Mars, Sun is faster and leaving Mars. Mars is leaving semisextile Jupiter. What’s done has been done. Things are moving on without him. Sun is leaving Jupiter too.

Those of you with factors in your charts close to 11 degrees will be directly linked to the Full Moon and Neptune. The Moon in Taurus, and Sun in Scorpio favorably connect with Neptune of Dreams. Taurus is a steady worker, determined every single day. It may seem small gains at first, but the next thing you know the whole field is plowed. Or the landscaping has grown and looks beautiful. Ironically, ashes of fires are like a fertilizer. Neptune is a Guide, and Angel, a sweet Soul that takes your hand when you get scared and stubborn. Neptune makes music that can call you, haunt you, make you dance like Kokopelli or Zorba the Greek! Neptune knows when to be gentle or give you the boot in the backside, knowing you will be ok. Nothing like being in fresh space on new ground!

Sun in Scorpio lights the way through the darkest times, even at night when the Sun isn’t shining, through the caves of unlighted consciousness, inner space, our tubular psychology! We step out of denial, fascinated by the possibilities after all! Scorpio celebrates the darker times of life, Halloween, honoring at the Day of the Dead, our rip roaring stupendously impressive ancestors who survived in dangerous times! We have a residual power through the Matriarchy and Patriarchy, past lives. Sensitive and psychic Neptune reveals hidden strengths. Spiritual mentors may become apparent, loosening our perception to understand more of our gifts. A good Sensei teaches you your unique prowess, healing talents, tunes your wholeness, connects you with your true center, honors the connections with all.

Sun will sextile Pluto, Scorpio’s planet Nov 9 in the wee hours of the morning Pacific time, so essentially Nov 8 is it’s most active day. That’s two/three days before Saturn trine Uranus Nov 11! So the Sun of this Full Moon also links the two Saturn aspects that are the background of this Full Moon. Outer planet aspects are important because they are more long term. Their matters take time to develop, be instilled, be consciously used. Pluto, as is Scorpio, is a force to be reckoned with. The Sun in Scorpio knows how to deal with Pluto. Pluto may be a bit old fashioned in Capricorn, but there are new potentials to be reaped. There are good and powerful connections to be made. The Sun is the Heart of Light and shows the way.

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates, Oct. 28 – Scorpio Sun, Venus, Saturn; Jupiter conjunct Pluto

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New Moon!  Opposite Star Algol, leaving trine Procyon!!
Four Planets, Stellium in Scorpio!
Saturn at Galactic Center, leaving square Chiron, trine Uranus!
Jupiter trine Neptune….

Saturday November 18, at 3:42 AM Pacific, 26 Scorpio 19!

New Moon Crescent Goddess Eos Dawn Mask Cyndy Salisbury

In honor of Halloween, Cyndy Salisbury’s mask of Eos, dawn, emerges out of the dark of Night. Resurrection, Rebirth, Reawakening, Rejuvenation. About Cyndy and mask making

Our Scorpio New Moon is truly Celestial! It connects with two Stars and the Galactic Center!

The Galactic Center, GC, is a place of huge significance. It ties us with Souls or Beings beyond our wildest imaginings! We may dream or have insights, but more likely impressions that we don’t entirely understand yet feel are important, compelled by, point a direction. We are inclined to be more inclusive, to let go of the daily fraught, raise our sights higher. We see what surrounds us with greater comprehension.

Saturn is now at the GC at 26 Sagittarius, as it was 28, 29 years ago! Saturn will be at, conjunct the 26th degree Nov 15 to 24. Saturn in Sagittarius calls us to take charge of our future. Work it. Be present, accept the mission. Be respectful of all Paths. It started Feb 16 at 26 Sag 0, moved into 27 degrees and ‘stationed’ there – was direct/moving forward, then April 5 retrograded/turned back. It went back to 26/0 degrees May 25, right after the the second Saturn trine Uranus! That was three months that we were deeply infused. Now we see what needs doing, it’s time. Recent floods, fires and quakes have called for survival, generosity and recovery. I won’t say restoration, because it’s time to do better. We want to build a fresh future. Let go, move forward clean and clear.

We are now living the legacy of the Nov 2 Saturn square Chiron, the challenges of stabilizing in the aftermath of fires, floods and quakes. Even without drastic events, it may disrupt your business or your love life. It may remind us of old sorrows, addictions, grief for lost loved ones. Our health could suffer. The change we hope for may seem lost or circumstances insurmountable. Chiron is in Pisces can have a wicked imagination! Thank goodness Saturn is realistic and practical. In Sagittarius he is so looking out for a more positive future and actively working for it! Day by day, step by step. Do what you can, you get points for just being able to wait this one out! More better though, if you take measures, no matter how small. You can do it!

We are also in the building for change Nov 11 Saturn trine Uranus. We will strive for greater sustainability, community efficiency, more meaningful life work, working together. Saturn collects the scatterings of ideas of Uranus in Aries, unites them in purpose! Responsible networks are formed, some with unique specialties. These networks may be bulwarks to stay tides of falling back in time, yet see values in new ideas and put them to work.

Correspondingly, the New Moon is at the same degree as Saturn, a sign apart! In turn, then, the New Moon was just trine Chiron and inconjunct Uranus! Semisextile Saturn gives it a serious sense of the need to get things done, maneuver behind the scenes to back Saturn’s play. The trine to Chiron in Pisces increases knowing the sensitivity and delicacy some things will require. Many are suffering losses of everything they had and loved ones as well. Others are exultantly freed of what was a suffocating daily bondage. Some are suicidal, others are able to step up to the plate. It’s a fine choice whether to be gentle for a long time, or to heartfully bully them to stand up, lift their chin and get on with it. Martyr time is over.

Inconjunct with Uranus means this is a time to start incorporating change into your life. Uranus is the planet of evolution, mightier than any sword or pen! The part of you that is unique is called to contribute. It’s exhilarating when you step into this new level, zone! For a long time you were learning skills that now will be used to their fullest capacity in collaboration with likeminded Souls for the greater good of all! Uranus in Aries can be solo, or the work can be done by a tribe of leaders, community leaders worldwide making amazing strides! Deliberately join forces! Make connection after connection to strengthen the light grid of Humanity!

This New Moon has super Scorpio flavor with FOUR planets, a stellium in Scorpio the 16th – 18th! The New Moon is a potent time all of its own, with Moon joining Sun, being infused with intense Scorpio energy, energized by the special healing Light of Scorpio. Mother Moon is intuitive in her own right and more so in Scorpio. She let’s no pain or sorrow not be comforted by her understanding. You can tell her your secrets and as any good midwife, she guards what you share.

Jupiter gives a huge boost to Scorpio energy! He amplifies relationships, shares through hardships, celebrates and multiplies financial successes in rapid progression. Healing happens faster than ever before, and Scorpios have amazing healing powers, both of self and in behalf of others! Clearing psychological messes, plumbing matters both internal and in housing, financial accounting is tracked and justified, security for breakins and thefts is seriously installed. Wills are made, elder needs are anticipated and dealt with in generous ways. Just be careful on that motorcycle!

Jupiter’s next stop is trine Neptune in his own sign Pisces Dec 2! That will be the first aspect that starts the 2018 set! From Scorpio of the Underworld, to Neptune the ultimate dreamer, gifted visionary, Jupiter will see underlying causes, apply the greatest healing possible. Jupiter in Scorpio can be a phenomenal fundraiser for causes, concerts, spas, foundations for learning, sponsoring research. Beliefs may be in exceptional harmony.

Venus in Scorpio is either spoiled truly rotten, learning skills neglected as bills are paid for you, or, you are blessed with beauty beyond measure, inborn charisma that brings champion contenders to you, a keen awareness of the intent of others, and an astute judgment of how worthy and long lasting an investment may be. She will sextile Pluto, Scorpio’s planet, very early the 21st. Have your ideas in mind and make your request the 20th. Good time to ask for that raise, promotion depending on factors in your personal chart.

OTHER FACTORS  Mercury has just left sextile with Mars. Mars in Libra made some quick no-nonsense introductions, gave options for action on both sides. His leadership is to the point, fights a good fight. Mercury carries the Word, lets the people know about the project, the cause. In Sagittarius, Mercury wants to teach, inspire, go places, look much further ahead, make the plans! Mars will make the exact square to Pluto the wee hours of Sunday the 19th, so New Moon day, or the day before, will see the most challenge. Mars is forthright, wants to cross the gap, make a bridge. Pluto in Capricorn is the old Guard, generally quite cautious, knows how to sidestep upstarts. So prove why what you want is valuable, be persistent, be concise. This may be a time to propose, but have to wait and see.

TWO FIXED STARS!

The New Moon is opposite Mischief-maker Algol at 26 Taurus. It holds a distinction of being an eclipsing binary. Every 68 hours and 49 minutes this Demon Star ‘blinks’ for roughly 8 hours as the dimmer star of the pair passes between the brighter and the earth. We have a ‘duality’ of light and seeming blindness, or a timeout to contemplate. And it is an illusion. We just can’t see the dimmer star though it is there.

Bernadette Brady says: “This star seems to contain immense female passion and power. Algol represents a strong consuming passion that may devour you with anger and rage. If one can contain an unconscious compulsion to take revenge, and from that passion return a more productive outcome, Algol is one of the most powerful stars in the sky. Whatever planet it affects in your chart will be charged with strong, intense sexual energy that has the potential to be wonderful, of if repressed, to lead to rage or violence.” Scorpio is considered to have great passion and power, sometimes plagued by issues of revenge. Either this Star will highlight that, exacerbate it, or draw it off through another on the other side who is steady in the Light.

Diana Rosenberg says Algol in a chart doesn’t necessarily mean that one will inflict or be the victim of horror and mayhem: “you will not be able to ignore suffering and horror, or brush it aside… The Algol placement on a chart insists upon a confrontation and assimilation of these harsh aspects of human experience in this lifetime. Algol, like other stars, confers tasks upon us which, if comprehended and accepted, offer great rewards of power and creativity.” See much more

Procyon, almost 26 Cancer, is also binary, but not eclipsing! It is the smaller of Orion’s hunting dogs. It has a quite different interpretation than the dread Algol. Procyon in trine, a favorable aspect, with our New Moon, likely its more positive factors will be activated. Will-power and ability to put thoughts and plans into action, wealth and renown. With the Sun, a valiant demeanor is indicated! However, it also has a tendency to a hot temper and impudence, and dog bites! Take it easy and don’t torment the dog! LOL

BOWL! All the planets in our New Moon Astrology Chart are in just over half the wheel! That is not so common. A Bowl pattern collects energy in the many ways its planets are in their signs, the circuits they make or don’t among themselves. The energy is contemplated, examined, sorted, healed, enhanced, energized, redistributed. It may be partially or all held for use by the recipient, or perhaps for safekeeping. When the time is right, all or part of it may be poured forth back into the Universe to hold a specific place in the Light Grid. It may be sent to be a receiver/transmitter. It may be called to in turn heal a weak spot in the valence. You can use this kind of energy sustenance, a repair, upgrade replacement, or a system connection of your own. In a clean array, it can attract more amazing energy to mingle with and upgrade to further levels of understanding. No limits!

Depending on where on earth this New Moon chart occurs, the ‘bowl’ may be over the top of the chart acting as a hood! Rather than collecting from above, it gathers rising energy forms from below or ones floating about with no particular strength. Some are keepers, some are transformed and put to a greater use, others yet are dropped to shift and circulate further until they return and are ready to fit the scenario of the ‘bowl’ or they just move on where they do fit. The keepers, the ones the bowl processes, then may be like a living shower of energy collected, potently merged, united in cause, dispersed into the mainstream to magnetize others.

Animal Medicine! Scorpions and snakes that shed their skins, reptiles in general, 8 legged Spiders, Crows, Owls, Bats, Eagle, and Phoenix! From Halloween creatures to mythological, ground dwellers to flyers, Scorpio has quite an array of creatures all symbolizing different facets and skills! Practice and be aware of the energy you are calling or may apply and why.

Again I leave you with Rumi’s words:

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” ~ Rumi (Libra Sun & Mercury, Venus & Mars in Scorpio. Born 9-30-1207)

Scorpio New Moon Astrology Chart

Scorpio 2017 New Moon Astrology Chart

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Dec 2 Jupiter trine Neptune, Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius!

The Full Long Night Moon is the next day, Sunday Dec 3 at 7:47 AM Pacific, 11 Gemini/Sagittarius 40.
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See the 2017 Special Edition Newsletter for upcoming last of the year Planetary Patterns!

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

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Chiron semi-sextile Uranus 26 times in 13 years!

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

Overview of 2017 Planetary Backdrop 

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

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

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

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

Sign Changes

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

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

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

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

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


A look at 2017 Aspects of Note, Planetary Patterns!

Planet Patterns Transits
Beautiful image from Soul Tracing by Dyan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See the entire Capricorn 2016/17 Newsletter!

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

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Happy Holidays and a Lovely 2017 to You & Yours!

Yule Spring Fairy. Magical artist Ruth Sanderson!

Spring fairy by magical artist Ruth Sanderson

Here is your link to the 2017 Special Edition!

The Contents titles are astrological sounding, but they are written for non astrologers and astrologers alike! They have dates info you need to know, and 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 for the details and very best date choices of all, be it surgery, trip timing, 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.

Chinese Year of the Red Fire ROOSTER!
Astronomical Treats of 2017!

Planetary Backdrop – Two Sign Changes  Jupiter  Saturn
 Aspects of Note, Planetary Patterns!
Jupiter Virgo Inconjunct Uranus, Opposite Chiron – Background
        Jupiter Libra Opposite Uranus, Inconjunct Chiron – Current
        Jupiter Square Pluto! Powerful Choices…
Saturn Trine Uranus, Square Chiron – Jupiter Opp Uranus, Inc Chiron
Jupiter inconjunct Neptune
Jupiter Sextile Saturn in Sagittarius
Jupiter TRINE Neptune!
Chiron semi-sextile Uranus since Nov 2008! 13 years!

Retrogrades – Mercury Air Signs, Venus
Stelliums – Powerful Gatherings of Planets
GrandMother Moon – Eclipses and Otherwise


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Blessings and Happy New Year!

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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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New Moon   – Venus/Uranus Grand Fire Trine Galactic Center! Jupiter/Chiron/Uranus!

Full Grain Moon  – Sun-Moon/Uranus Grand Fire Trine/Kite Galactic Center! Jupiter/Chiron/Uranus!
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New Moon   – Venus/Uranus Trine Galactic Center! Jupiter/Chiron/Uranus!

Tuesday Aug 2, 1:44 PM Pacific at 10 Leo 58

Crescent Moon Woman Feet Up Olbiński
Sweet surrealism by Rafał Olbiński, Polish illustrator, painter, and educator, living in the United States.

Hot pants Mars leaves Scorpio, enters Sagittarius Aug 2 at 10:49 AM Pacific. We’ve got places to go! It finishes the last lap of its retrograde pattern Aug 22, the day the Sun enters Virgo! Much of what has been waded through the past few months, since it started in February, has reached conclusions, some better than hoped for. People will be generous these last 20 days in Sagittarius. Mars is innovative and it is inspiring to see how much you can do yourself! Keep telling the story of your hopes and that moment when the scales tip! Listen for that inevitable support for things you need help with. It may not come in the package you expected, and there may be a go between here and there! With Mars in Sagittarius it may conclude swiftly, so hang onto your hat!

The New Moon is generally thought to be a quietening time, but in fire sign Leo and with Mars, a fire planet, swinging the bat in fire sign Sagittarius?! And just because it is a moonless night doesn’t mean there isn’t a mighty dance going on! This New Moon is in LEO, Father Sun’s sign! He infuses Mother Moon with all the Love he can give! HE IS THE LIGHT! She is so profoundly ‘enlightened!’ She loves him back, and in turn will be distributing that Light to all, especially the children! Leo is one of the teaching signs, a sign of role models. Remember your important impact wherever you are – at the bus stop, the clinic, in front of the City Council! Your bright smile and a hello may save a life. You saw them and respected them with your love. It makes a difference. It’s time to celebrate!

The New Moon makes two close aspects. 1) It has just trined Saturn. Moon and Saturn both have to do with the past, some think Karmic, old matters of Mother/Father. Saturn in Sagittarius reminds us of our intrinsic ethics and responsibilities, our commitments of good faith. Saturn requires our travels to be for more profound reasons, our learning to have purpose and to work hard for our certificates, permits, accomplishments. Leo can be more dramatic than Saturn approves of, but may be the key to getting donations for the cause! A gala! Leo may be late, may be the lazy lion, but when personally motivated, they are unstoppable, sweeping others right along with them, bright inspiration, and it’s fun!

2) Moon and Sun are oblique with Neptune, what we call an inconjunct aspect. Neptune may wither in the glare, and that is noticed. It may not come up in conversation, but a question is posed, what about that? It may be a haunting matter, am I ok, what can I, if I should, do any differently…. Or, Neptune may be immediately on spot, sensing subtle adjustments that make more magic, a support figure you didn’t expect! There may be the reminder not to sell your Soul or disillusioned by too much admiration or drugs that could mar your truest presentation. Some distractions widen our Spirit others are just a bad dream.

The South Node, on a 19 year cycle, is just about to kiss Neptune! Neptune will be a portal to what was a spiritual condition of the past. We may have been a savior or a victim, we may need forgiveness. Current addictions will need addressing. The dragon scales of myths and misconceived judgements will fall away leaving a bare spot, maybe a bit raw at first, a vulnerable feeling. Maybe you need to grab the dragon or maybe you need to be very silent, very still, and just listen.

Jupiter is coming up on the August 12 last opposition Chiron and August 13 last inconjunct Uranus! This is an important set because it will happen in reverse after Jupiter goes into Libra Sep 9. In December, Jupiter will oppose Uranus and inconjunct Chiron the last day of the year! That will be their first encounter in that combination, two more to follow during 2017. What we do now stirs that energy, explores what is needed to make adjustments. Recent events, Orlando, Dallas, bring up the need for a lot more change. The aspect combinations to come starting in December may have more shocking fallout than what has already happened. See more

Mercury in Virgo is making its way to square, challenge Saturn in Sagittarius. Mercury is clever and quick, and Virgo considers how to organize every detail. It can create a smooth working system or something that drudges and falls boringly from its own weight. Let it breathe. Step back, cock your head for a look from a different angle. Saturn in Sag wants to get to the point, and get there on time. Once assessed, the job may be entirely dropped, and rightfully so. Saturn may tell a truth you can’t deny. Or, it may surprise you, corral the pieces and shape things up into a divine working order for very little cost! Might take some contributions of your time, but the project may be most happily salvaged!

Put your feet up. Take a little time to watch the stars, contemplate your place in our mighty Universe. Venus is at 26 Leo, Love & Light! It is making a trine, harmony connection with the Galactic Center at 26 Sagittarius! Venus radiates, sending Bright Blessings! As a receiver, she filters out the shades of gray, anoints with sugar and gold, lets only Love through the Portal. Doesn’t mean Love is always easy, but she does her best to help.x

About the GALACTIC CENTER! It is the center of our great Milky Way Galaxy. Per Paul O Hewit, it is ‘probably the second strongest spot in any astrology chart, following the Sun. It is a stunning source of energy, motivation, and aspiration. The Galactic Center is the Sun of our Sun.’ And, he says ‘Some clients with aspects [planetary connections] to the GC speak of not feeling 100 percent human, or not feeling they have had human ancestry. Their inner dynamic is centered around feeling as if they have come to this planet from some other place.’ Investigative mythologist, William Henry talks about ‘…a race of Stargate time-traveling ascended human beings dwelling at the center of our galaxy, and how each of us can utilize the Stargate through self-improvement. He suggests we are the necessary technology and describes a Stargate technology “kit” that includes a star-crown, mysterious anointing oil and a light-robe called the ‘beaming garment.’ To some of us that sounds like fun! The ultimate trip, time travel and more!

The Galactic Center is considered a point of exchange and huge infusion! The Full Moon August 18 will be at 25 Aquarius 52, almost 26 degrees. The Sun will then be where Venus is now, carrying the Light to that position again! Venus is Love, and Leo, the Sun’s sign, is the sign of the Heart of Light! Take it in, carry it forward.

Walk in Love and Beauty.  

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Full Grain Moon! Sun-Moon/Uranus Grand Fire Trine/Kite Galactic Center!  Jupiter/Chiron/Uranus!

Thursday August 18, 2:26 AM Pacific at 25 Aquarius 52

Selena Mistress of the night sky, Goddess of the Moon lacquer miniature by superb Russian artist Svetlana Belovodova!
Selena – Mistress of the night sky, the Goddess of the Moon. Sweet miniature lacquer by superb Russian artist Svetlana Belovodova.

Special note: This one is a little confusing. If you are using the Maynard calendars it is listed as a penumbral Lunar Eclipse. But definitions have changed, and per NASA it no longer qualifies. It only grazes the earth’s penumbral shadow and is not visually perceptible.

Celebrating Jupiter Opposite Chiron, Inconjunct Uranus!These Jupiter aspects we just had Aug 12 & 13 are so important because we will be having these planets in reverse aspects starting Dec 2016. Jupiter will be opposite Uranus, freedom matters, and inconjunct Chiron, healing and teaching. Immense changes in store! 2015/16 they were from 18 to 24 degrees but of Virgo, Pisces and Aries. Starting December and during 2017, the aspects will be at 20, 22 and 27 degrees of Libra, Aries and Pisces. Very different tone, some overlapping degrees, some later. See more

Moon and Sun are at 25, just past the Jupiter set that was at 24 degrees, and where Jupiter is now at 25. Mercury is at 23, coming in to reactivate our thinking about recent experiences, reassess, not forget, uplevel another notch. That’s SIX planets in three degrees! Full Moons, Moon opposite Sun, widen our Spirit to maximum capacity! Sun in his own sign LEO is as brilliant as it gets, Light everywhere! Moon in Aquarius is the invitation to expand into extraordinary realms! We can work with others that have great differences and approaches for the same causes! Moon and Sun are in a harmony pattern, called a Bow by some, with Uranus, the planet of Aquarius. Uranus is currently in Aries, the sign of rights fighters, champions, leaders, initiators — new beginnings! May the leaders of leaders join and the battle be well fought and won!

The Full Moon opposition is just leaving, one degree off, from the Jupiter opposition with Chiron. The Full Moon signs precede the Jupiter/Chiron signs. They are considered to give inspiration for the following signs, Virgo/Pisces, to provide a foundation for the work to come. Leo raises the Spirit of the Heart, Jupiter in Virgo seeks the ways to deliver that on a daily basis, to be productive with giving and serving. Moon in Aquarius nurtures bands of friends together in community that those who need it, Chiron in Pisces, will be healed and freed to be blessed by dreams coming true!

Sun/Uranus Grand Fire Trine/Kite pattern with the Galactic Center!
Moon is Midpoint Sextile Uranus and the Galactic Center!

Venus was there first! At the New Moon she trined the Galactic Center! See above Now the Full Moon has moved into position! The Sun is where Venus was, trining the Galactic Center and the Moon is at the Midpoint between The GC and Uranus! She was wearing her tiara, he is wearing his golden crown! Now all those 24/25 degree planets are making a Grand Fire Trine/Kite pattern! That is considered to be lucky and remarkable! Fire can be jubilant; Grand Trines have been know to be lazy, and Leo can be the lazy Lion on the savannah…. When not lazy, Leo can be athletic. How about some summer camping and hiking with friends, somewhere inspiring?! Take your video camera! Try skydiving or hang gliding! Do some creative graphics, write the script yourself! Take on a summer play that shows a better way!

Parallel inconjuncts! [The two purple lines] Parallel and equidistant patterns have their own peculiar potency. Mercury/Jupiter inconjunct Moon and Sun inconjunct Chiron. They truly are parallel because there are factors at each point at 24 and 25 degrees! In this case the parallel is the same aspect, they have the same dynamic. A chance encounter in a glance. An adjustment, course correction likely. Moon is leaving; Mercury makes his connection with Jupiter exactly Aug 22 2:05 AM Pacific. There are lots of details to be considered, decision immanent. In Sun’s inconjunct, he too is leaving. There was an oblique exchange, Sun a little mystified perhaps. Chiron warmed by the visit, but unsure what Sun wanted. Maybe just an observer on the sea…. Now it’s quieter again, but there are things to mull over due to the revelations when Sun put light in the dark.

The two parallel inconjuncts are linked by semi-sextiles. Though a minor aspect I have seen semisextiles be strong! A common one is Sun semisextile Venus bestowing wealth in corporations. Here, Sun is semisextile lucky Jupiter! Both are good natured, athletic, teachers! Jupiter in Virgo takes a health spa vacation, hikes cross country, or takes a leadership seminar or enjoys a writers’ conference! Plays and publishing! Join the Guild! Moon is semisextile Chiron. Moon in Aquarius and Chiron in Pisces both can enjoy alone time whether flying or fishing! If a cause is involved they may find themselves with masses of people, maybe at a concert to raise money. Sometimes it takes a village, an awakening, to do a healing of long held sorrows. Deeper change may require a personal immersion in suffering to open a heart to compassion.

Arrowhead aka Focused Yod! Mercury/Jupiter are the point of the 5 planet configuration. Moon and Uranus are the frame for the standard Yod form, but in addition, Chiron is midpoint between them! Energy is usually thought of its being brought into play by the planet that moves into position, called approaching. In this case that would be Mercury. Though Moon moves faster, it has already contacted and woken all the players, including Mercury, with the feeling of change. Mercury wants to name the change, and in earthy Virgo, to ground it in our thinking, to find practical ways to inaugurate it.

Generally energy goes every direction. All planets are alive always. As another planet has awakened them, they have also given their energy to the passerby. Yod planets ‘behind’ the point planet(s), track the background. Those prongs, the scanner planets, have gathered intelligence, perhaps for aeons, and when triggered by close encounters like this, send it to the planet(s) at the Yod point, which in turn synthesizes it with its own and sends it out potently, three for one style! Mercury and Jupiter at the point, are rulers of opposite signs Gemini and Sagittarius, information, what it means and its purpose. Being together they are working in unity, coordinating the best factors of both. They like a bit of fun on the job, and may juggle things about for a good spitball fight!

That also works in reverse! Mercury and Jupiter are also always scanning, seeking. They snoop out the details in Virgo, organize it to potency better than a vitamin pill or a clean white shirt, and disperse that to the traveling companions trailing behind! Everyone is on the same page! Any one of the points in the triangle may take precedence when needed or if potently connected with your chart!

Aug 19 is Mercury’s first pass of the Jupiter Opposition/Inconjunct point, 24 Virgo, before Mercury retrogrades Aug 30. The Mercury Retrograde Cycle in Virgo started Aug 10. Mercury will cross 24 Virgo again Sep 9, the day Jupiter enters Libra, and October 3. See more These three crossings will keep the Jupiter set’s ideas in mind. The things we planned to do will be reviewed, updated. These are the preparations for the reverse aspects that start in Dec and go through 2017.

Venus, in Virgo now, was just trine Pluto. That can be a wealth aspect or the fears of not having enough. Virgo wants a plan based in actual skills. Pluto in Capricorn may mean hard work to get the training needed. Money to go to school may be in question, but with steady effort, likely doable. Get some help from advisors, seniors, pros in the field you want to get into. You will do better if you do things you love. Virgo and Pluto are up for better health and with right guidance, healing is a good bet!

Mars conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces is no easy combo! It may be slow and cold then hot and dry, over the desert into the sea! Mars hates going slow, being blocked, and Saturn can be like a brick wall, even in Sagittarius! Sag does have its opinions. Sag likes getting to the point and moving forward, but the Neptune fog is too thick to see through to take aim. Who knows where that trail is, dagnabit! Don’t be surprised if you get lost. If you are a hiker or at sea, be sure all your emergency devices are working and check in daily. Be a little careful about falls, weather conditions. Stay hydrated. Be patient with others and their difficulties. Be helpful as you can but take good care of yourself first.

The other notes. Saturn teaches us to conserve and in Sagittarius to focus. Scattered energy delays and confuses. Mars can help when Saturn loses confidence or old age is troubling. Mars says pick up your feet, let’s get a fresh start! Look, I’ll show you! Sagittarius can help us laugh even when we are down, and we all do have our foibles. Neptune helps us soften when Saturn can be rigid from habit. Saturn is the doubter but Neptune in Pisces is the dreamer and dissolves all the old boxes. There are no limits. Saturn does remind us the rent needs to be paid, so no running away or slipping into denial no matter how much fun it is! LOL So let them work for you too. Some old stuff needs to be busted, let to fall, less weight to carry. That new building is better!

It may be challenging, but we are so blessed to live in these healing times. Stay steady in the Light.

Aquarius/Leo Full Moon Astrology Chart

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The next New Moon, Solar Eclipse is Thursday September 1, 2:03 AM Pacific at 9 Virgo 21

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Full Grass Moon! Earth Grand Trine, Mutable T Square

New SuperMoon  – TRANSIT of MERCURYTaurus Stellium, 6 Planet Grand Earth Trine, Venus activating Mutable T Square!

Full Grass Moon – Day before Earth Day!
Very lucky Earth Grand Trine/Kite, Outer Planets Mutable T Square

Thursday April 21, 10:24 PM Pacific at 2 Scorpio 31

Taurus Full Moon Labyrinth Mandala Oak Trees Creatures Earth As Above, So Below

“Every tree, every plant, has a spirit. People may say that the plant has no mind. I tell them that the plant is alive & conscious. A plant may not talk, but there is a spirit in it that is conscious, that sees everything, which is the soul of the plant, its essence, what makes it alive. The channels through which the water & sap move are the veins of the spirit.” – Pablo Amaringo

The Moon and Sun stand alone this time, very early at only 2 degrees.

Earth is definitely the number one factor. This Full Moon is called the Full Grass Moon, super fertile! It is the day before Earth Day April 22! Taurus is the first Earth sign, and there is an Earth Grand Trine/Kite formation in the Full Moon chart!!

Taurus is a blessed sign ruled by Venus. Love is the basic element in their heart. They are known as founders of organizations, often non profits. They make beauty as they can everywhere they go, every day of their lives. Flowers, healthy plants and foods, facelifts, charmingly graceful clothing, toned bodies, lovely boudoirs. Taurus is the sign of Mother Earth, conservation, permaculture, the ecological enormity of climate change.

The Moon in Scorpio may be shy, often quite private, possibly inexperienced. It would take a gentle Taurus to nuzzle up and waken that dragon without getting burned or bitten. Taurus can wait until Scorpio becomes the one who can’t! Taurus is a consummate sensualist, and Scorpio loves being gradually teased to ecstasy.

In business these two have such different styles. Taurus likes a secure feed, continuous bread and butter income. It certainly does accumulate and they often have vast land holdings. Interest and earnings get plowed back in. Scorpio loves a corporation, many mergers later, the income is over the top, way exceeding what the original founders hoped for. Together there can be many divisions and options, some come, some go, flexible. Taurus wants its own money in pocket; Scorpio shares and blends. Prenups for both.

The very lucky Earth Grand Trine/Kite starts at Jupiter 13 Virgo. Jupiter is retrograde in station, has traveled to old places, back as far as it will go, to retrieve some unfinished information to complete the project. It might want to publish, but is not quite ready yet.

  • Jupiter is very close in trine with Pluto, next at 17 Capricorn. They are thinking about ways to prosper and alliances to make for excellent health and living conditions, meaningful research, accounting, and production. Trine Pluto, Jupiter expands Pluto’s thinking, creates an intense desire for increase. They are both just waiting for another lucrative option to come their way. Meanwhile, details of negotiations in progress are being ironed out. Miraculous healing potential is in the offing.
  • Pluto is followed by Mercury at 21 Taurus. Jupiter and Pluto have been looking for ways to build their estate, both physically and in Spirit, long term healing of the Soul. Mercury paid him a trine visit the 17th, the day Mars retrograded. This focused energy while Mars was in Station (appearing to stand still in the sky) held the connection so an intelligent, verbal and mindful merger could be formed, maybe papers were signed. Mercury in Taurus will carry the message Jupiter in Virgo has gleaned and is bestowing, reality checked by Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury now values that information, consummating the intent that the Word will be spread in fertile places.

Mercury has a prime part  in the Full Moon Grand Trine!

  •  The Earth Grand Trine started with Jupiter, now it finishes with Mercury at a same degree trine the North Node retrograde at 21 Virgo! The Moon’s North Node is thought by many to be a karmic factor of past lives. What a lucky connection! Knowledge from long ago is brought forward, revealed in detail. Virgo is the second of Mercury’s signs, so there is a working rapport. Virgo is the placemaker, health helper, organizer, fund manager. A lot can get done.
  • Mercury’s very next connection, making the Grand Trine even luckier, is in a Kite pattern with Chiron, the Centaur of healing wounds, teaching, marriage and business! Excellent. Mercury is importantly key because the 19th, the day the Sun came into Taurus, Mercury was, for the first time, at the degree of the TRANSIT of MERCURY coming May 9! It is now carrying the TRANSIT of MERCURY energy! See More!
  • Mercury sextile Chiron in Pisces sees Chiron’s vision, puts some words to it, helps ground it and start the founding of a magical, possibly spiritual venture. With Chiron just having been with the Moon’s South Node, things from the past, past lives, may play a part. Relationships matter in a new deeper way. Integrity is more important than status or numbers.
  • There may be a surprise harmony of purpose since Venus, Taurus’s planet with Uranus, both in Aries, are semi sextile midpoint between Mercury and Chiron! Of all times, say what you want and why you want it! Being on the same page is incredibly potent and peaceful! There may be a temporary sense of being off center – it’s just a spot you’re not used to being in yet – but you will be so glad you spoke up. If that doesn’t go as well as you hoped, maybe you are better off to move on. Perhaps you have planted a seed that will pay off handsomely later on.

Mars has been riding along square Neptune for some time. Allowing a 5 degree range, it started way back March 18! They have been quite close as Mars slowed to retrograde, then Mars retrograded at 8 Sag 54 while Neptune was at 11 degrees. There has been whispering, hinting, haunting. Neptune rules Pisces and is currently IN Pisces, the last sign. Mars rules Aries the first sign! One dreams and visions, the other takes action to make the dream come true. In Square, there have been constraints. Neptune is somewhat inaccessible at times, hard to read, too soft to really get our attention. Mars has been traveling about in Sagittarius, perhaps too busy to focus, not always in town. There are some kinks in the circuits that will at times be unresolved background noise. The exact square won’t finally close until August 25!

Outer Planets Mutable T Square! Jupiter has been in close square with Saturn in Sagittarius since our Pisces Moons. See lots more! Now it is closer yet with the exact square coming May 26 at 13 Virgo/Sag 41. Jupiter sitting at 13 is also back closely opposite Neptune. Though it doesn’t make the exact opposition, the nature of it is with us. See more And Saturn is retrograding back to square Neptune June 17! See more

Jupiter is up, Saturn can be down, Neptune shy and unfathomable. Jupiter inspires and invites, Saturn does the hard work, Neptune intuitively guides the enterprise. Jupiter wants to travel to the healer, Saturn finds the best rates, Neptune is already there calling you home. Saturn is at the point of this T Square, so he has weight, the power of experience, authority, timing. Saturn takes responsibility while Jupiter may want to run away and Neptune simply vaporizes! It’s tough herding kittens. If Saturn is too much a heavy, the others give up or it never gets off the ground at all, the energies too disparate. But if Saturn is clever, each is given a task they can’t wait to do, and not too much at once, please, then there is a pleasing result, just not as much as hoped for, or you may be happily surprised! Sometimes it is the finding ways to work together, any steps in the right direction, that are more worth it. Our hopes and expectations may be forever modified, more blended, our listening capacity opened, and in Spirit, in our Souls, we get much further in a good way.

We are so blessed to have each other in this great labyrinth of Life!
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Taurus 2016 Full Grass Moon Astrology Chart

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New SuperMoon – TRANSIT of MERCURY
Taurus Stellium, 6 Planet Grand Earth Trine, Venus with Mutable T Square!

Friday May 6 at 12:29 PM Pacific – 16 Taurus 41

New Moon Canyonlands Doll House Dark Night Sky AssnIn a Moonless night, the Milky Way rises over the Doll House in the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park, an IDA International Dark Sky Park. Stunning photo by Dan Duriscoe

This is a super important New Moon! In Taurus it is solid, immovable, strong. It opens the doors to new beginnings. It strengthens, stabilizes and supports us to be able to receive the titanic 7.5 hour solar infusion of the TRANSIT of MERCURY!

May 6 New Moon
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Grand Earth Trine in Sweet Taurus! 4 Planet Stellium, cluster, in Taurus!

Venus is in one of her own signs and in a lucky trine with Jupiter retrograde in Virgo coming back to meet her! There will be blessings on our projects, writings, landscaping and veggie gardens in the days to come. The exact trine is May 10 at 12 Noon Pacific!

Moon and Sun have already trined Jupiter, the Sun on the 3rd, and the Moon just hours before, sealing the deal, at 7:06 AM Pacific. Sun has brightened the opportunities; Moon has added her nurturing to bring the good results we have hoped for. Focus on the long term good. Put your energy where it will grow well.

Moon and Sun are in a 1 degree trine with Pluto retrograding to meet them! This is a super aspect of power and wealth. It may be gentle to watch since Taurus is thoughtful first. Suspense builds. A partnership long wanted may finally become openly agreed on though some of the agreement will be private or confidential. When Taurus gives their commitment, they are loyal and will build the foundation needed for the perpetuity of the cause. Pluto in Capricorn has many potent connections that will lend expertise, fund a product or program for the good of all. It could be research, healing. Jupiter is retrograding away from the trine with Pluto, so it all won’t be as big as it could be, but further ideas are there ready to fulfill when Jupiter turns direct, forward, and that trine is made June 26!

Mercury is retrograde, going back to trine Pluto May 12. Some paperwork may be signed then, but don’t forget, Mercury is retrograde, and things may fall through in spite of the signatures. Mercury goes back to 14 Taurus, almost makes it back to trine Jupiter exactly at 13 Virgo, but is just over a degree shy. So, we think about what we could do, but those contracts are not signed. We are enlivened, see the details, how it could be, but it isn’t the time yet. Still, we carry the ideas with us, and they help shape our intentions, enhance our chances.

Mutable Signs T Square ~ Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

  • Venus and Mars are adding love and beauty, action, to the Mutable T Square through Neptune. The T is Neptune in Pisces, its own sign, opposite Jupiter in Virgo, both of them square Saturn in Sagittarius at its point. Mutable signs adapt, are flexible, offer change, move with the times.
  • Venus is first. In addition to her trine with Jupiter, first she sextiles Neptune. That is an old fashioned Soul Mate combination. Venus loves for love, beauty and money, but Neptune loves because he sees your Soul, the sufferings, your dreams. Neptune has understanding beyond words, empathy, compassion. That Love is more spiritual than material. Venus in Taurus loves her pleasure, the textures of life, being in her body, on this Earth. When Neptune makes music, whether etheric or rock and roll, Venus enjoys the dance. It’s an exquisite ballet blessed with grace, perhaps a sensuous symphony, maybe a benefit for some marvelous cause!
  • Though Mars retrograde in Sagittarius didn’t make the exact square with Neptune, there is still a feeling in the air of no languishing in the ashram! Gotta get up and take it on the road! Time to preach it to the people, put the vision on the podium, show them the pictures! Mars came close, took a peek, got Neptune excited, and is now going back to spread the good word to some interested parties.

Moon and Sun inconjunct Saturn in Sagittarius reminds us that our actions have a far reaching, sometimes long enduring impact, occasionally consequences! Saturn is more that just simple timing, it is our life’s work – Dharma, Karma if you will. Taurus holds energy by nature. Give them something worthy of keeping, fertile, that will unfold through time, growing good for our community. Be in communion with your family, neighbors, friends, that we may learn together, teach meaningfully in joyous ways suited to each special Soul. Taurus is a very personal sign. They steep in themselves to be totally self aware like the Buddha who sits. Let their peace be at our center, well grounded.

This 16 degree New Moon is immediate support to the May 9 TRANSIT OF MERCURY, Eclipse of the Sun at 19 Taurus 25! Mercury is retrograding back to make the conjunction. On average there are only 13 of these Eclipses per century, so this is an uncommon aspect. The next is Nov 11, 2019. After that, it’s 2032!

The Mutable T Square has been a long term combination. The New Moon Taurus Stellium is comparatively only a few days, but potent with Moon and Sun together, and Venus in one of her own signs! That they are in an Earthy 6 planet Grand Trine, the most favorable of astrological planet patterns, indicates both substance and that reception is in place for the potent volatile solar infusion through Mercury. Taurus represents treasures, enduring values, loyal sustainable love, stability. Venus is noted for kindness and grace, simple wisdom. Together they will keep the information received safe, focus and strengthen it in time to come. They will make it hum with beauty, irresistible, ready to be shared.

See more about the Eclipse!

Both this New Moon and the TRANSIT of MERCURY open gateways to Jupiter in Virgo square Saturn May 26, only 20 days away. Jupiter is in Station, appears to be standing still, as it turns direct, forward, just 3 hours before the TRANSIT of MERCURY! Information will be steeped for maximum potency and focused at Jupiter’s station point, then unfolded gradually as Jupiter gains momentum going forward. Some of the information will be organized, filtered by Virgo’s no nonsense ability, utilized increasingly, 10 fold, as it gets integrated with our lives and our frequencies are stepped up. Matters of health, our life processes, rights for animals, where we live, will be considered. Jupiter will pass it by Saturn for his consideration. Saturn will test it, build on it, take it with him, moderate the timing, delegate to people of appropriate ages, place it at key educational points.

Astronomically this is a New SuperMoon! The aspects make it a super New Moon!

Taurus 2016 New Moon Astrology Chart

Taurus 2016 New Moon Astrology Chart

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Next is the Full Flower Moon, spanning Gemini/Sagittarius. In India it is Buddha’s Birthday, called
Wesak.  It is Saturday May 21 at 2:14 PM, 1 Gemini/Sagittarius 14.
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FULL Hunter’s Moon – WESAK!
NEW Moon – Jupiter is the Key Outer Planet!
   

Full Hunter’s Moon, WESAK – 7 Planet Pattern, 17 Degrees!
Tuesday Oct 27, 5:05 AM Pacific, at 3 Taurus 45

Full Moon Shamanic Hunter Wesak

Our Scorpio Full Moon celebrates the Shamanic Hunter and opposite Wesak, the celebration of the Buddha’s birthday in May! In some people’s minds the Hunt is for the shamanic life we subconsciously long for, to be One with Spirit. This time of year, days getting shorter and cooler, is a time to ready our winter supplies, make good connections with those who might help us if we need it. Halloween, a time of Magic, redressing ourselves, is just days after this Full Moon. Who we want to be, unresolved matters in our life, may show in our costume. These are times of deepening.

♦♦ Jupiter opposite Chiron, inconjunct Uranus are concurrent with the Full Moon, exact Nov 3 and 5!These aspects are the first of 3 sets, two more in 2016. The Full Moon opens the gateway wide to expand our range of embrace. Jupiter in Virgo is the consummate dietician/nurse. Uranus in Aries brings non traditional methods into play. Chiron in Pisces sees the needs of the people and may set up a clinic for them. See more!

The Sun/Moon axis is at three degrees Scorpio/Taurus. These are fixed signs, meant to keep the status quo or return it to its organic core. Opposite they consider different values. Moon in Taurus isn’t about to give up her shopping money. Scorpio wants to invest it leaving some there to continue investing, only taking a percentage off the top occasionally. Venus ruled Taurus loves sensuality, fertile earthy gardens. Scorpio wants deep relationships, meaningful sex, and to be sure the garden irrigation system is working sustainably. Taurus will be sure you are well cared for, found an organization for you. Scorpio wants to heal your Soul and provides the physical and relationship therapy. Though opposite, they can make a great team.

  • They are in exact aspect, at the same degree, with Saturn and in close degrees with Neptune in its own sign Pisces. Sun is semi sextile Saturn and Moon is inconjunct Saturn. Both Scorpio and Taurus get along well with Saturn the Capricorn builder planet, but are pushed a bit by it being in Sagittarius, a more playful, even frivolous sign, by their standards. Sagittarius livens up the mix with good fun, ideas, an eye to the future. Saturn takes the spin off it and makes it credible.
  • Sun and Saturn may have bones to pick. Sun is himself, very himself, in private Scorpio. Saturn thinks he’s the boss and in Sag wants the Truth, capital T! But no mere stamping of feet is going to get Sun to lose it, and if pushed too hard, may level the playing field. Canny Saturn might be ready for that and quickly back off, headed for greener pastures, or call in the troops for a little peer pressure. Scorpio might be wise to let selected information be revealed, in a timely fashion, of course, just enough to move things along. If they are in alignment, a lot of funding may be achieved and projects completed, future plans laid. Be good to yourself. Depression, grief, being tired may slow you down some. Could be something that happened a long time ago, yet there are memories. If you need it, get a little more rest. Open the curtains, get some fresh air. You can do it.
  • Moon and Saturn are rulers of opposite signs, so in effect are having a little side Full Moon of their own! Moon naturally rules Cancer, and Saturn naturally rules Capricorn, signs of the Mother and Father, home and profession. Moon in Taurus has feelings about the land, sustainability, security, endurance, values, our bodies, personal ownership. Saturn in Sagittarius is concerned with the Mission, teachings, where we should live, migration, stories with a moral, the Temple, building and long term planning.
  • Sun & Moon with Neptune is juicy! Sun in water sign Scorpio, Moon a water planet, Neptune a water planet in a water sign! Let’s go down to the harbor, or sleep on the houseboat at the lagoon tonight, snorkel tomorrow! Scorpio, Moon and Taurus all want financial stability. Neptune would like to fund the concert or a marine institute, but is more intuitive and mystical than financial. Dreams and visions are its trade. It adds compassion and empathy for causes.

♦♦ Prominent Seven-Planet Pattern! It is an Equidistant pattern, equidistant said by the Magi Society to be powerful, especially when in the same degree! This one has three planets in Virgo, two in Libra, both sets inconjuncting other planets in Pisces and Aries. That further translates to those pairs of planets each opposite the other two planets! FOUR of those six factors, one at each point, are at 17 degrees, so the formation is tight and immediate! The anchor aspects are formed by slow moving planets Jupiter opposite Chiron, exact Nov 3, and Jupiter inconjunct Uranus, exact Nov 5. The other aspects are come-and-goes emphasizing, stirring up interest, enriching the learnings, drawing from them! See the pattern? Two purple lines horizontally linked by two sets of double red lines across the chart corner to corner.

  • Jupiter & Venus in Virgo inconjunct Uranus in Aries. The 25th Venus just made the 3rd/last conjunction of its Rx pattern with Jupiter. Such a blessing! Venus gives her love, makes beauty, brings Grace. Jupiter can be an untidy but amiable guy, doing his best to get things in order in Virgo. Venus whispers tips to him, admiring his personal style, and he is so happy. Jupiter gives tickets and some special publicity to her, sponsoring her poetry. They enjoy working together, each giving full measure, sharing ideas.
  • Jupiter & Venus opposite Chiron. Chiron in Pisces is a tad otherworldly, not as concerned about earthly order, but happy if it mirrors Divine order. Chiron images the vision, and Venus, seeing a value there, looks back over her shoulder to see if Jupiter got it too. Together they can flesh it out. Sometimes Jupiter and Venus may get all into themselves plus have a little workaholism. They need the reminder why they are here. Chiron sees their beautiful painstaking work, is heartened by their progress and offers rest for the weary. It is good.
  • Lilith and Mercury are inconjunct Chiron, opposite Uranus.They are in the reverse positions that Jupiter and Venus are having with Chiron and Uranus. The opposition with Uranus was also the 25th, a provocative day! The 24th and 25th were days to be a little careful, give plenty of space for instant course corrections. Keep track of inspirational ideas, put them on the books for further contemplation. Step out of the box to include someone new and brilliant! Chiron in Pisces plays counter position to too much logic versus empathy, offering time out to be alone, and imagination for the miracles.

FOUR planets at 17 degrees, Venus and Lilith, Chiron and Uranus, are also strongly semi sextile each other. Semi sextiles can be potent. I usually don’t bring Lilith into things, though I do show her, but this time she is in relationship with three planets!

Venus and Lilith both represent forms of the Feminine. Venus is depicted as the placid, compliant standard of beauty; Lilith stories are quite opposite, the grim child eater, man raper and hater, killer. Huge differences representing patriarchal preference and fear. That has been changed by modern women to Lilith the independent woman. Venus in Virgo the Virgin would be a compliant worker woman type. In more modern terms, a woman who loves her work, has a specialty, and is paid well. Venus was with Jupiter the 25th, so I hope she is in superlative health and beauty, asked for a raise and won the trip! She has blessings to bring to this Full Moon! Lilith in Libra is looking for independence in a well balanced relationship, socially celebrated equally for who she is. Now, clearly, this can be in men’s charts, and babies born at this time will have the aspect. Men may have some gender questions, of themselves, of the women in their lives about women! Babies need the strong positive feminine role model from their Mum, and the respectful of women role model from their Papa.

Opposite and inconjunct them, Chiron is semi sextile Uranus. This aspect has been in effect since 2008 and will continue through 2021! See more! This adds compassion from Chiron in Pisces, and a brilliant light-the-sky spark from Uranus in Aries! Changes by the minute, no going back, only integration, fitting new people and pieces together! Uranus in Aries fresh innovations, Venus’s beauty touch, Lilith in the lead for women, Chiron keeping the dreams alive! Surprises and prodigies! Heros & heroines at every corner!

At 20 degrees each, Mars in Virgo is semi sextile Mercury in Libra. Mars isn’t famous for major physical energy in Virgo, sexual or sports energy, nor is Mercury (Virgo’s planet) in Libra. Sonnets are more likely, but Mars is Mars. With data in folder, Mars will stimulate the debate, insert the key winning points for Mercury’s case! If Mercury was fence sitting, Mars will champion, encourage Mercury to take a firm fair stand.

In addition, Mars conjuncted Jupiter Oct 17, Venus did Oct 25 only two days before! Mars got excited to see Jupiter again after 2 years, this time getting ideas how to more wisely organize his time. Though Jupiter is often a procrastinator or the traveler who abandons projects, and Mars usually a starter not a finisher, they even complete a couple projects! Venus will join Mars Nov 2 blessing her handsome champion! Venus brings her folder too, prettier, filled with sketches and poetic observations. She has ideas who to share with, bring into the project. She and Mars put their ideas together, they get it done and the results are pure grace!

Is there a planet I haven’t mentioned?! Yes, Pluto, because the planets have passed it by or aren’t close enough to spark it’s energy right now. Some of you are wiping your brow. Whew. But even without it, this Full Moon is plenty complex, intense, intricate, busy! Relationships, finances, work matters, kids and spirituality will fully claim your attention!

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Scorpio New Moon – Jupiter is the Key Outer Planet!
Wednesday Nov 11, at 9:47 AM Pacific – 19 Scorpio 01

Scorpio Yoga Cobra Pose
The Cobra Yoga pose, very suitable for Scorpios ~

The awakened Kundalini, the life force energy at the base of our spines, releases a primordial power that wields impressive strength and healing. Some healer/teachers operate low key, one on one. Others are ecstatic charismatics that attract millions. You may have a taste of that experience with this 19 degree Scorpio New Moon. 

The NUMBERS! 19 Scorpio, in old Horary astrology, was called the ‘dread degree’ of the entire zodiac! Many are born on 19 Scorpio and do fine. Clearly there are not terrible world traumatizing events that day every year. Yet, there are times, and for some people, it indicates severe challenge, possibly life long. One 19 Scorpio Moon woman never knew her mother, was in 13 foster homes, and was known for her volatile emotions. Events may be defined quite differently. Is it carnage – or should we call it regeneration? Shall we hire the wrecking crew for things that completed their usefulness, clear the path for repurposing?

11th month, 11th day! And in numerology, 19 is a number you subtract 9 (completions and endings) from and it reduces to 1! Elevens are double ones and add up to two! Double numbers are considered Master numbers, and we have double doubles for this New Moon! Ones, Aries, are considered to be the number of Initiation, new beginnings! One stands alone, a leader at the point. Two Ones could be two leaders side by side, perhaps like the Gemini symbol of the Twins, male and female! Two Ones could indicate the doubling of power, or a unity of like minded Beings. Two Ones could be a Duality, of any or many kinds. Classic dualities are body and Spirit, as above so below – a figure 8 of coexistence.

Twos, like Taurus, the Venus ruled the 2nd sign, are thought of as solid, stable, dependable, loyal. There is the possibility of mutual support, each offering its gifts. Got your back. It’s not just what you do, but how you do it. Patience, Grace and charm bless Twos.

NEW MOONS end, and begin. Scorpio cleans more than your house and it purges! So when the end is here, leftovers are repurposed or tossed, excess redistributed. Your body is keenly surveyed – better food, more intense exercise, safer resting place. Your mental accumulation is gleaned for the best ideas and those are refocused on, prioritized. Upon completion, the gold is celebrated! A clean spiritual anchor is sought and placed at the best current vantage point. New beginnings, decisions can now be made from a clear core.

Mercury is coming upon the Sun/Moon union. He is following up, perceptively using his logic, is informative, refining what grabs his attention. In Scorpio he chats on the down low, listening carefully about important private matters, relationships, sexuality, finances, health. Wills, insurances, prenups, may be on your mind. Matters will take a little time. Mercury catches up with Sun on Nov 17 at 6:53 AM Pacific. Since that is early Pacific time, meetings may need to be the day before. Contracts can be signed anytime you choose. Use Astro*Locality/relocation charts to select the perfect timing at each of your locations to sign and fax.

Recently our Sun and Moon made several potent aspects that contributed to the success of this New Moon!

  • First they trined Chiron in Pisces! They gave and received insights of healing, sharing Light and Spirit. Expertise flowed and business alliances selected showed special potential.
  • Next, also at 17 degrees, they inconjuncted Uranus. Possible dissention and a jolt of shocking ideas. Maybe unwanted awareness, but nevertheless stimulating and now under consideration. Might not be ready for these changes yet, but progress bit by bit can happen.
  • Most successfully, they sextiled lucky generous Jupiter!!! Redirecting the budget, refinancing, seeing actual costs, re sourcing the materials is quite helpful. It seems most possible personally. Confidence and optimism, common sense, a bit of a getaway trip restores health, refreshes Spirit. Women and children in your life are doing well. Might consider a little homestead renovation to increase values and sustainability, give more spacious living!

Like Neptune has been in his own sign Pisces, Venus is now in one of her own signs, Libra. She is communing with Saturn in Sagittarius, inviting him to her villa on the Grecian Mediterranean! He is interested in ancient classic art, feels appreciated, so accepts the invitation, makes time to travel. He has long term purposes, and perhaps buys some lovely imports to take home for museum or sale, which also pays for the trip and entertainment. The exchange is pleasing. Venus is honored by this respected appraiser’s observations. They may form a lasting alliance, in fact, their relationship may become romantic as well.

Mars, at the last degree of Virgo, is readying to go into Libra the next day! In truth, he is frantically tidying up at the last minute, feels the need to finish up projects right and left! Take a deep breath, prioritize, and you’ll be happy knowing you did what was most important. Tomorrow is another day, and, of course, Libra, from that point of view, will likely reassess anyway! Changes will be made in view of important relationships that can assist and promote. Legal matters may come into play. In addition to Virgo quality, attractive touches will be added.

Start consciously preparing for this New Moon a week or more before. Open the gateways. Take advantage of those preceding aspects to make this one a deeply rich reward. Be a living part of it, creating as much as receiving.

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The next FULL MOON, the Beaver/Frosty Moon, is on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis Wednesday November 25, 2:44 PM Pacific, at 3 Gemini 20.

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