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Libra 2017 – 2018 Celestial HighLights

Librans are Aces at Recovery!

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Happy Birthdays, Librans!

Libra Moon JJ Watt Houston Relief Fund

JJ Watt handing out relief supplies. Photo by Brett Coomer – Pool/Getty Images

JJ Watt, Justin James Watt, born March 22, 1989, is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He is an Aries, but his Moon is in LIBRA! He cares about his people! See his chart (no birthtime)

He established a hurricane relief fund, made the first $100,000 donation on his own, and the money kept pouring in from there. Celebrities of all sorts have been teaming up with big name corporations to keep growing JJ Watts’ fundraiser!

Mr. Charles Butt, CEO and chairman of San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. donated $5 million! Other big donations include $1,000,000 from Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart. Drake and Miley tossed in an additional $700,000. Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk threw another $1,000,000 into the donation jar. Jimmy Fallon announced the show’s $1 million donation to JJWatt‘s hurricane relief fund, and invited a Houston choir to sing “Lean on Me.” It is hoped international donors will step up as well! His fund has raised over $37M! 

JJ said: We must come together and collectively help rebuild the aspects of our community members lives that were damaged or lost. Any donation that you can spare, no matter how large or small, is greatly appreciated. We will come out of this stronger than ever. We are Texans.

As an Aries JJ has become a type of first responder! And he is on the ground delivering the goods. This 28 year old man also has Venus and Mercury in Pisces. He says: Kindness is powerful! And he has just proven it. For you astrologers, him being 28 means he is between his Lunar and Saturn Returns!

Jupiter and Mars in Gemini sextile, an aspect of success and opportunity, his Venus and Sun. He undertook a big move, a generous act. He has connected to people with love in his heart and they have responded.

He is my hero choice for Libra this year. Bless him for his love and leadership.

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Libra 2017 – 2018 Celestial Highlights!

Oct 16 2017 Moon Venus Mars False Dawn
Moon, Mars, Venus! October 16 get up before sunrise to view the moon and the dazzling planet Venus in the eastern morning sky. It should be easy to see the waning crescent moon and Venus because these two worlds rank as the second-brightest and third-brightest celestial luminaries to light the sky, after the sun. Some sharp-sighted sky gazers might even see the moon and Venus after sunrise.

To catch the red planet Mars, however, you’ll probably need to be up before dawn, or 90 minutes (or more) before sunrise. Look for Mars beneath the moon and above Venus.

Autumn mornings free of moonlight present a good time of year to try spotting the zodiacal light – or false dawn – in the Northern Hemisphere. Look for this cone of light to jut upward from the eastern horizon some 120 to 80 minutes before sunrise for the next two weeks.

Thank you, EarthSky!

Libra 2017 Timeline!

The Most Significant 2017 Mercury Retrograde Cycle is completely finished and we are moving on at warp speed! Late August, September brought us so many difficulties – natural and political. Libra’s recovery skills are so needed at this time. A smile means so much these days.

October 23 2016 started a whole new round of SIX aspects through Dec 31 that have been the primary aspects of 2017! The first outer planets aspect of 2017, the Valentine’s Day Jupiter inconjunct Chiron, started the 2017 retrograde set of the SIX aspects in reverse order through May 18. The final set of six started July 4. September 23 and 27 Jupiter inconjuncts Chiron and opposes Uranus, Oct 10 Jupiter enters Scorpio! Nov 2 Saturn squares Chiron, and the entire set finishes 11/11 with Saturn trine Uranus! That’s a go ahead!

Jupiter is in its final 19 days of Libra, enters Scorpio Oct 10! Time to secure good footing and balance to make and weather relationships. Make alliances that will hold true through times to come, go to schools and places that will make a difference. Learn how to equalize the elements at hand, trade and exchange wisely. REcover after disasters. Grieve fiercely. REalign, REfresh your life, plan for more of what you always wanted, or have come to want, now that old encumbrances are gone. It’s not a time to start over, but to start completely fresh! Jupiter into Scorpio!

Saturn will be in Sagittarius until Dec 19, 2017, then in its own sign Capricorn for the first time in 28/29 years!
 
Sep    22 Happy Libra & Autumnal Equinox!
xxxllx23  Jupiter inconjunct Chiron last of 3
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Oct     5  Full Harvest Moon
      l   10  Jupiter into Scorpio!
      l   19  New Moon
Nov    2  Saturn Square Chiron last of 3

Continuing abiding Aspect: Chiron & Uranus continue in their 13 years long journey closely together in the background…. July 29 is one of the two 2017 days it is exact! More


Outer Planet Transit Aspects Libra 2017 – Oct 2018!

Libran synchronicity! Above and Beyond! Double grand jeté! 500

Libran synchronicity! Above and Beyond! Double grand jeté! Leap into your New Year!

Four outer planets, Uranus, Chiron, Saturn and Jupiter, are changing signs in Libra’s year to come. Expect several maturities, endings, new beginnings and exciting new intentions with amazing new people! 

Pluto in Capricorn reaches the beginning of the last third of Capricorn May 2018 moving from 16 to 21 degrees. Pluto is Scorpio’s planet and in Capricorn is in a harmonious sextile sign, an earth and water mix. A darn good business person estimating time and money to the inch! Water and earth Pluto and Capricorn can be challenging to air sign Libra. Libra may try to dodge, but Pluto is the tracker and Capricorn holds them all responsible. Being of later signs than Libra, they may feel superior and want Libra to focus as they wish. But Libra has tricks of his own, being an air sign, needing freedom to roam, may vanish thither and yon among the skirts, hats and cloaks of partners in crime! Pluto, unable to capture this beauty, may give up for now, but be ever watchful for an opening. Working together, in agreement, Pluto helps raise Libra to a more powerful level of connection, deeply protective in the process. Every fiber of Libra’s being may be called upon to adjust and learn new protocols. There could be a breakthrough to a substantial payoff – personally and financially.

Neptune is in its own sign, a water Planet in the last water sign seeking a deeper side of life. Neptune is oceanic – is still like glass becalmed, has forever tidal cycles, titanic storms, tsunamis! Those of you with chart factors between 11 and 16 degrees will be activated with this pure energy. Pisces is is inconjunct Libra. Could seem to be a wet blanket, rain on Libra’s social event or relationship. Libra is most clever at changing the subject, but Neptune sees through the shield easily. When in tune, Neptune has utmost compassion and Libra feels safe to tell all. Perhaps it has been waiting a long time to be told. Old layers removed, Libra is free to see the potential of dreams. Neptune is perceptive and has insights on how to make them come true. Listen with your Soul. We are rebalancing to a higher level. It’s new, but you are a quick study!

Uranus covers 24 Aries to 2 Taurus! Uranus enters Taurus May 15, 2018! Those of you with factors in these last degrees will be accomplishing the maturity of Uranus in Aries, strengthening the final touches to secure the foundation of the future that Taurus will build on. Change worthy ideas need to be instilled, spread far and wide to create a support network, cleverly woven into our daily fabric so they become a part of us, effortlessly carried on.

Uranus is the planet of Aquarius, so unique that utter freedom is a automatic. In Aries, the First of everything, it is kin to Aquarius the Awakener! Aquarius is way ahead of its time; Aries is the first to DO it! Fire and electricity make the world go around! it’s opposite Libra, right where you can see it. Those of you with factors at 24 to 29 Libra will find your world spinning! You don’t know whether to jump into the fire or run for your life, LOL! But heck, it’s intriguing and you love seeing exotic new things, people and places! You get intrigued by the cause and find there are potent things you can do right at your fingertips! New allies, new channels, new vantage points. You can still go home, but you won’t be quite the same person!

Uranus in Taurus invents simple. Taurus tries out the application. It needs to be easy to use, worth the effort. It calls for a steady and practical solution. But Uranus is the Earth Shaker and there may be clusters of shakes! Your life may be loosened, askew, a bit out of control. Libra the dancer doesn’t always mind being off track, in discovery of new blends! Both Taurus and Libra share Venus as their ruler. Taurus grows the flowers, Libra places them in the landscape or in a knock out display! Deliberate asymmetry, dissonance, different types of balances, may become a passion. You may be longing for time alone, bored with relationships you are outgrowing. Or you feel lonely as companions go other places. You could find yourself seeking more exotic delightful connections you would never have considered before! Be careful the rogue doesn’t live on your money!

Chiron, like Neptune is also in Pisces, covers 24 Pisces to 2 Aries, entering Aries April 17 2018! Chiron will conjunct any factors you have in those degrees. If you have Chiron in those degrees, you will be having your Chiron Return! Wounds and vulnerabilities will be assessed. Updated healing systems will be applied with unbelievable results! Medical teaching will be inspiring, especially about vision and feet while in Pisces, and the head and eyes when in Aries. The Magi Society thinks Chiron is the #1 marriage factor and good in business.

Chiron the Healer is fluid in Pisces, takes only a moment to assess a situation. Though also in Pisces, Neptune is between 11 and 17 degrees while Chiron is in the last degrees, 24 to 29. Your chart factors need to match up with these degrees for them to have effect. neptune is the Dreamer visionary spiritualist musician, while Chiron is seeking healing, teaching, right relationships and good business. Chiron may approach it from Neptune’s point of view, however because they are both in Pisces, Neptune’s sign! They are inconjunct Libra. Shifts in direction, adjustments, a more fluid approach, a compassionate stance is called for. You may be curious, but there is also need to be more deeply sensitive to feelings and different needs of others than usual. There is a need to engage as well as observe. Blythe beauty and charm alone are not enough. If one approach doesn’t work, try another angle.

When Chiron goes into Aries for 9 years. through 2027, it will speed up healing at an enormous rate! We will process many challenges with unproven but successful results. Yes, there will be some rash attempts, but quickly remedied as the leaders push on. In some ways it will be like a renaissance! During those years, Chiron will be opposite Libra, calling you to action. Libra is pure genius at facing, mirroring their surroundings! They instantly see what’s needed. They will place people in exactly the right places at the right time for effective results! Aries is split second fast and Libra easily keeps up! Aries says give up a bit of the social courtship, just get it done, now! And Libra finds that to be true at times, so picks the best team to do it! They can get a LOT done together!


SATURN
builds from 21 Sagittarius to 9 Capricorn now through October 2018. Saturn goes into his own sign Capricorn Dec 19, 2017! Saturn will be in Capricorn along with Pluto, conjuncts Pluto once, Jan 12, 2020.

In Sagittarius Saturn sextiles Libra. Work and play. Travel and people. Building and lasting Beauty. History and future potential. Lot of nice options here, connections being made. Learning and observing leads to restored faith and this year, especially as applied to recovery from fires, floods, quakes. Ideas for whole new businesses will spring up.

Saturn Returns, every 28 to 29 years, can make you bring yourself up to your full height, proud of your achievements! If you are on your first Return, you may be having substantial career success, marry, have your first child, buy a home! If you are on your second Return, about age 58, you may be thinking of retirement plans, be called to take care of aging parents. Sometimes Saturn brings losses, sadness, delays. Advice from experienced experts may be just what you need. Training and studies are helpful and the knowledge you carry backs up your reputation. Alliances may be strong and mutually supportive.

Those with Saturn 21 to 29 degree Sagittarius will be having their Sagittarian Saturn Returns. Sagittarians are seers, looking across the mountains, over the rainbow, keenly to the arrow’s target far, far away. Saturn knows so much is doable. One step, one board, a brick at a time, the framework will go up. Sagittarius will have their learning place, teaching hope itself. They are optimistic and faithful to the cause. When that one is built, on to the next!

When Saturn goes into his own sign Capricorn Dec 19, 2017, many will have more work than anybody should, or you are let go. In the long term that may be a blessing when you get work that suits you better or you start your own business!

In Capricorn, Saturn squares Libra. Not as much fun. Capricorn wants to work. Better put Libra to work in the Human Resources dept. or setting up social events, the art and graphics dept. or legal and political venues. That doesn’t seem like so much work to them. But don’t tire them out with a bleak slave labor approach. They need light, air, smiles and appreciation to flourish and do their best work. No abuse or you may find yourself on the wrong side of a lawsuit! Sometimes less hours are better, or two different jobs in the same company to keep their interest. Making peace and beauty is their business. Don’t bore them keeping them in a box. Ask their opinions and time to time let them try it out. You may be very pleased with the result. Librans, give an honest measure. Don’t go running off sniffling with your knickers in a twist at the slightest provocation! Stay steady when you are needed. Get a partner to help if possible.

Those of you with Saturn 0 to 9 Capricorn will be having your Capricorn Saturn Returns! There will be more traditional endeavors. Take good care of yourself, keep your networks alive. Right housing, parenting, care of elders may be challenging new responsibilities. Age may become a factor, retirement. Give yourself credit for what you have done, the talents you have! It’s a time to honor, be honored!


JUPITER
moves from 20 Libra to 23 Scorpio, entering Scorpio Oct 10!

Jupiter in Libra is a volatile Fire and Air combination, loves to carry on getting to know you. Jupiter in Libra can be well traveled and curious wherever it goes, giving suggestions and making comparisons right and left. Jupiter is considered a lucky planet, abundance, optimism! For many this has been Libran’s lucky year! Sometimes Jupiter lifts you up, you can see plentiful options. New relationships have made a difference. There are times Jupiter is overwhelming and gives you the wander bug when you should really be staying with it. Other times traveling is the best time that ever happened to you! Education is a joy, great instructors. Publish! Truth can be what you have longed for, or you are outed for whatever and it is a disaster, at least at first, but can have miserable consequences too. Planning and redirecting your energy can save the day. Making connections that uplift you can take you places that are even better than you always wished for! Last chances now through Oct 10 to get things in place, secure your foundation relationships.

Jupiter in Scorpio! Libra wants beauty and social relationship. Scorpio wants the relationship to heal you and increase your financial potential. Libran charm is lovely; Scorpio charisma is compelling, and has nothing to do with beauty. It is from a wellspring within. Scorpio is doctorhood, from cleansing your personal plumbing, purging toxins, to forensics. Scorpio often has extraordinary personal healing capacity, and can save your life too! They want to know how things work, do research. Jupiter may take Scorpio worldwide to seek investments and answers to lifesaving questions. Libra may act as liaison. Old remedies the midwives knew may come back into use. Justice may come for those who have suffered extreme abuse – land grabs, sexual abuse, calculated theft, slavery, murdering children and animals. Librans will be activated in courts. They will publish art and novels that exposes atrocity. They will unite in factions for prevention, education, exposé and social justice. Journals will reveal darkness. It may be uncomfortable for many Librans, but the ones who have Mercury or Venus in Scorpio will understand and stand up. Be safe. Let Scorpios protect you.

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

Here’s the Outer Planet Sign Changes Timetable:

2017
Oct  10  Jupiter from Libra to Scorpio
Dec 19 Saturn from Sagittarius to Capricorn!

2018
Apr  17 Chiron from Pisces to Aries
May 15 Uranus from Aries to Taurus
Sep  25 Chiron Retrograde from Aries back into Pisces

Happy Birthdays, Librans! Stand Tall, Walk in Beauty ~


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

See the entire Libra 2017 Newsletter!

See the 2017 Special Edition Newsletter for last of the year upcoming Planetary Patterns! Make your changes count!

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Librans are Aces at Recovery!

Libra Asymmetrical Balance Stones Recovery

snailz4dreams writes at Samatta Balance saying: “Balance is not about two opposite forces, as one may think. 

Light and dark, day and night.. these are not opposites. They are as much each other as they are not. Life has a way of finding balance, of being both and being neither. What we forget is that there is never good without bad, nor bad without good. We don’t always see the good we do, and we don’t always see the bad we do either. Some seek only the dark, while others seek only the light. For those that need to speak, there are those that will listen, without judgement and with open hearts.” And all things in balance are not necessarily ‘equal.’

Libra is a living sign, always in a state of balancING! If they fall to one side, they recover and get steady again or maybe not! Librans are often smart and beautiful, models, and we expect so much of them because of that, yet they are learning, have growing pains and feelings, ups and downs just like all of us do.

For them they have learned to be nimble, walk the line/tightrope, use a balancing staff. They glide between us and out of tight situations with intent to hurt no one. They see the darkside and know why they aren’t going there or don’t stay long. They dart out of the jaws of captivity. As they go along their life, they introduce us, one to the other, to strengthen our networks. Often their judgement is uncanny – they can be liaisons, astute negotiators, matchmakers, make art that makes us rethink our relationship with our Souls! As one side dips down they get a look at the lowlands, when it rises again they see the process and observe the potential, the peaks! They know it is a natural cycle, and show us how to flow with it too!

That doesn’t mean Librans don’t fight. They are good at it! Some are lawyers, some are peacekeeper police. Many martial arts require superb balance and instantaneous adjustments. Those same skills can save lives and apply to the very breath we take, how much mental attention we apply here or there. Wisdom is a living skill we learn as we go.

Relationships are important to them. Sometimes they are the prosecutor saving us. Sometimes they are the defender taking on great odds in the name of justice! In personal situations, as children, they often grow up helping keep the family peace. In couple relationships they can be the one who concedes. Just because they can do that doesn’t mean they agree, nor does it mean they should. People pleasing has consequences. Be extra intuitive to be sure your Libra is truly happy. Don’t just take their word for it. Really listen and check it out for proof.

On the other hand, be very clear with your Libra. They sense the slightest discrepancies in your demeanor no matter how well hidden you think you have kept your secret. That’s why they are good on their feet in courtrooms. Not good to lie to them. They may not bring it up that day or ever. They may just vanish out of your life one day thinking there are differences that can’t be mended. Trust needs to be on both sides.

Librans are always making beauty. Besides fine art, they grow flowers, design extraordinary gardens, do exceptional commercial displays and interior decor, wear fine clothes and jewelry when possible, are clean and often indulge in amazing scents and fine wines. They strive for fairness and impeccable manners. They are superlative social directors and planners, attending every detail – they are the ones that make your marriage a memorable state occasion! In gratitude, give your love some flowers. If your dear one is a gardener, give them to them in a pot so they can grow more!

Different cultures, ages, faiths, are fascinating! They love anthropology and cultural museums. They see the best in all situations and can coordinate exchanges that make a world of difference literally! Rather than fighting, they look for values each party has to offer and all could prosper from! Librans thrive in international situations! And they can build huge exotic import/export businesses.

Libra Tug of War pulling for the best!

Remember, it may be a tug of war, but they are always fighting the good fight, pulling for the best! Healthy teamwork really makes a difference.

Quick on their feet, they mend many relationships, gather the troops, are so graceful you hardly realize they are working! You feel charmed and grateful when all is said and done. Be sure to acknowledge their wonderful skills and accomplishments. Give them hugs for the tough moments when they saved the day! They are Aces at Recovery!

Recovery comes in many forms. Health, mental health, business, political, social, humanitarian, environmental. Right now,with fires, floods and quakes all at once, we need you more than ever and thank you with all our hearts.

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Libra Judge Chelsea Flower Show 2007 London

Gentleman judging vibrant beauty at the UK 2007 Chelsea Flower Show in London. Held at Chelsea since 1912, it is the most famous flower and landscape gardens show in the United Kingdom, and perhaps in the world, attracting visitors from all continents.

May your exquisite judgment continue to guide us!

 



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Windsurfer Nancy Rios of the United States of America competed in the Women’s RS:X class race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 4 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 12, 2008 in Qingdao, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images AsiaPac)  Nancy has Neptune in a grand trine with her Sun/Jupiter/Mercury and Moon!

Feb 3 Neptune into its own sign Pisces for 13 years until March 2025. Neptune takes 168 years to orbit, so only those of us living now get to experience the potency of this magic!  Neptune and Chiron have been traveling together since 2008.  Chiron is about two times as fast as Neptune, so now will be moving on, leaving Neptune behind, though both will be in Pisces for the next six+ years.

Neptune first entered Pisces back on April 4, 2011, jump started by the amazing Aries Stellium!  See the chart!  It retrograded back into Aquarius, finishing up support group matters, realigning finances, now Neptune is on his way, no going back!

Don’t ever think of Neptune, or its sign Pisces, as a lack luster planet or sign!  They quiver with life!  Ocean water is their element, and it takes power to meet power, or you die.  Intuition is prime.  The ability to morph, act, make music, transform themselves and others, is beyond words.  It takes strength to know when to retreat, to rest, be in recovery, to do it.  It is work to meditate, to live spiritual tenets, keep faith when the world is falling.

It’s from life generated in your own personal primordial tide pool, to gliding the silvery sails of Spirit!  It’s living  in colonies with your brethren, touching, close as sea anemones on a rock, bunks in ships at sea, monks in a monastery.  It is swimming at exquisite depth, total immersion, prayer/meditation, 100% tuned in, safely alert to danger, transformation possible!  Being swept away tsunami style, or still at the moment of tide’s turn, highs and lows, advance and retreat.  Sleep and dreams, daydreams, waking visions.  There is a terrific amount of involvement – fishing industries, boatyards and watercraft sales, ocean sports, retreats and spas, cruises – floating cities, ocean’s edge tourist towns with parties, music, drink, theatre.  Other places, some beaches, islands, are remote, untouched, one can be alone, time stands still, suspended.  Imagination is set free, visions accessed.  Some come gradually with each cleansing of life’s tide; some come whole in complete understanding, an insight, the Gate is open, the Threshold crossed.  Mythically, there are Mermaids and Magicians.  There are whole skies full of stars at night with no land in sight; you can hear the sound of your own thinking.  Close your eyes………

Each of us, in turn, will be touched, as Neptune goes through the degrees, one time activating one planet, then another, until it does them all.  What we call the Mutable signs, Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, will be activated most strongly, perhaps confusion at first, but stirring  new options.  Fellow water signs, Cancer and Scorpio, may take things in stride, flowing with advantages that may have seemed hidden.  Leo and Libra will be nudged and niggled, peripherally, but perhaps too busy socially to pay the attention it may be worth.  Capricorn and Taurus, could do some good business incorporating Piscean talent and products, events.

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Scorpio – Fires Within

Wednesday Oct 26 | 12.56 PM Pacific | Super New Moon | 3 Degrees Scorpio   This is the 5th of 2011’s 6 Super Moons.  Super Moons are when the Moon is 90% or greater of its closest approach to Earth.  When it is a full moon, it appears as much as 15% bigger!  They indicate more intensity, higher tides, strong storms if there is one, higher seismic activity.  This is a NEW MOON, and Scorpio is noted for intensity of the deep dark water variety!  Records could be set, relationships could start or crumble, there could be revelations about money sources, resurrection of old alliances, brushes with death, healing through saturation/immersion, miracles!  Time alone may be deeply needed and appreciated, a transfixion of quietness.  This is happening midday, so you may need to get away, take a bit later lunch, to meditate or have a private meeting.  Being a new moon, perhaps it is small beginnings, let things grow in their natural way.  The temptation is to use force, but avoid pushing at it, causing a distortionate break or growth ahead of its time.  Being only two days before the Jupiter trine Pluto puts it in that aspect’s hot zone!  There may be an ebb then a leap!  Read on….

Thursday Oct 27:  Occultations are Eclipses too, not just Moon/Sun Combos! They occur when planets are lined up both horizontally and vertically, exactly in the line of sight! Some years they happen again and again, often to the same planet. 2011 there are only 3, all formed by the Moon to different planets – 6.30 Venus, 7.27 Mars, 10.27 Mercury.  Oct 27’s Moon occultation Mercury is our last of the year.  Moon is emotional, Mercury is logical, and they are making a merger!  Feel what you think, say what you feel, but be really careful because this one is in Scorpio.  You can’t take back what you have said, and it may cut deep.  If a conversation even hints at turning South, let it go, NOW.  There may be an unanticipated price down the road, even revenge.  And it takes a lot of effort to repair, sometimes can’t be repaired.  The other side is someone may tell you something more valuable than you even realize at the time.  You may be healed or given a key piece of information that transforms you, your situation, relationship.  And it may be a blessing in disguise.  There could be an ending that serves you well in the long-term, and actually has been overdue.  Be able to engage, listen big, disengage if needed.  It’s a life skill worth having.  This is especially true this occultation because first Mercury is activated by its direct alignment with the Moon at 22 Scorpio at 7:08 PM, then the Moon passes over Venus at 23 Scorpio at 9:23 PM, just a little over 2 hours later!

First the New Moon quiets us, making us thoughtful in behind-the-scenes observant Scorpio, on the 26th.  Then the Moon, Mercury, Venus combination makes us extra aware of home and family, about love, the 27th.  It opens our capacity to attune, speak our love and affection, to kindly and potently tell what we want, both personally and in business, to see more clearly how we can make the money to support ourselves, loved ones, do things we naturally love.  These are the catalysts and a poignant part of the forming Jupiter trine Pluto, exact the very next day, the 28th, at 9:46 AM Pacific!

Friday Oct 28 Second Jupiter trine Pluto at 5 degrees Taurus and Capricorn.  This and the Jupiter sextile Chiron (the next one will be Dec 6) have been the aspects that have kept the Stock Market up this year.  Jupiter is expansionary, lucky, wise, foresees the directions things will take, is optimistic, will take long odds and win!  It has an extraordinary ability with perspective, watches the big picture, is playful.  Can’t keep a good Sag/Jupiterian down!   Pluto is the planet of wealth and Chiron of business!  Pluto cleans up messes, is expert at rebuilding after losses, recovery from illness, never says die!  When in top order, it is a clean machine!  Deep and internal cleansing, firing people who are not able to make the returns needed, are its forte.  Though at times painful for the recipient, in the long-term, the move is usually the best and reform and transformation happen.  Jupiter wants space; Pluto wants mergers and deep intimacy.  So, if a merger happens, it is probably a better deal than usual.  There has to be a real attraction for Jupiter to see a future in it and accept the transaction.  It will likely be a long-term value.  See more at last month’s pre Jupiter trine Pluto post.

Jupiter is fame, fiery, education, and speed sports; Pluto is death and healing, charisma, power.  The first trine was July 7 – on  July 8 we lost Betty Ford, died at the age of 93. She was known primarily for her work post-whitehouse and for founding one of the most famous rehabilitation facilities (The Betty Ford clinic) in the world. Widow of former president Gerald Ford.  Coming into this second trine, we have lost two.  1) Steve Jobs Oct 5 (4 degree trine): Chairman and Co-Founder of Apple, died due to  complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 56. Jobs was known for his keynote speeches that were given each year to update the loyal Apple followers, as well as his enlightening interview style.  2) Oct 16 (2 degree trine): IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon died after suffering severe injuries in a spectacular 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Indy 300. He was 33 years old. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner (including this year’s event) was critically hurt when his car sailed over the top of another during a massive, fiery wreck on Lap 11.  Ironically he had been driving test cars to avoid exactly that.

All of these people made powerful contributions, each in their own way.  May they rest in Peace.  And may we LIVE this aspect well, and carry on its teachings with Grace.

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Sendai, Japan Quake – Tsunami March 11, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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