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Taurus 2017 Celestial HighLights
Taurus Advocates, Steady in the Light!

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Happy Birthdays, Tauruses!

Celebrate our Home, Mother Earth!

Taurus Oaks Murphy Meadow by Ger Erickson

Ger Erickson’s foggy dawn image has 3 varieties of magnificent oaks at Murphy Meadow, Round Valley Regional Preserve, Contra Costa County CA. December 5, 2016. Oak is Taurus’s official tree. See image full size

From Ger’s sweeping image to Tom Egan’s tiny desert plant smaller than a quarter, the width of a few grains of sand….the Barstow Woolly Sunflower, Eriophyllum mohavense, both are special parts of our amazing planet.

Taurus Barstow Woolly Sunflower by Tom Egan

From big to small, there are precious, even sacred, treasures everywhere. Please tread carefully and kindly wherever you go. Walk like a Taurus. Go barefooted. Feel your connection.

As a tribute to Earth Day, In these times of ecological imperilment, animals, plants, humans, I feel called to possibly inspire you to further dedicate your efforts, as you can, to protect all who are endangered. Some areas, and loss of precious lives, can be irrevocable. Each of us loves different landscapes. I may not have imaged yours, but you know I would have if there were space. Bless you for being such a wonderful Earth Steward!

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TAURUS 2017 Celestial Highlights!

Astronomy Summer Triangle Milky Way - Deneb, Vega, AltairThroughout the month of May you won’t find the Milky Way in the early part of the night. The disk of our Milky Way galaxy is flat, like a pancake. At northern temperate latitudes, as evening falls in the month of May, the plane of the pancake-shaped galactic disk pretty much coincides with the plane of your horizon! We can’t see it until late at night. When we do, the Milky Way passes right through the Summer Triangle – Vega, Deneb, Altair. Watch for it rising in the eastern sky if you’re up late! EarthSky.org image!

Don’t forget to make special arrangements for viewing the August 21 Eclipse!

Taurus 2017 TimeLine!

October 23 2016 started a whole new round of SIX aspects through Dec 31 that are the primary aspects of 2017! We have had Jupiter inconjunct Neptune, Jupiter square Pluto ThanksGiving Day, Nov 24! The ‘Holiday Four, plus the very close Jupiter sextile Saturn, happened the last 8 days of 2016.

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. Taurus has the last three of this reverse set, the April 30 Saturn square Chiron, and the last two back to back, May 17 and 18, Jupiter inconjunct Neptune and Saturn trine Uranus! The final set of six starts July 4 in forward order, finishing 11/11!

Jupiter will be in Libra until Oct 10, 2017.  xxxxxxx

Apr     19  Happy Taurus! Mercury has been Retrograde since April 9
xxxxx22XHappy Earth Day!
xxxxx26XNew SuperMoon
xxxxx30X2nd Saturn square Chiron 

May      1XHappy May Day!
xxxxx  3XMercury Direct, starts forward!
xxxxx10XFull Flower Moon, Wesak – Buddha’s Birthday Celebration – Mt Shasta?
xxxxx14XHappy Mother’s Day!
xxxxx17X2nd Jupiter inconjunct Neptune
xxxxx18X2nd Saturn trine Uranus, Venus finishes entire Retrograde cycle
xxxxx20XHappy Gemini!
xxxxx21XMercury finishes entire Retrograde cycle

Augxx21 Total Solar Eclipse in the US!

Continuing abiding Aspect: Chiron & Uranus continue in their 13 years long journey closely together in the background…. More


Outer Planet Transit Aspects with Taurus 2017-May 2018!

Taurus Golden Sea of Canola Flowers in Luoping, China!

Golden Sea of Canola Flowers in Luoping, China. The location is described as north of the snail field and south of the Golden Rooster Peak Cong and thousands of mountains.

May you never move more than your personal pace, but in comfort and style, music and beauty.

Four outer planets, Uranus, Chiron, Saturn and Jupiter are changing signs in Taurus’s year to come.

Pluto is just past mid 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! Though Taurus is also an Earth sign, it does not necessarily enjoy the scrutiny of Pluto the planet of Taurus’s opposite sign Scorpio. Yet Pluto sees what is supreme in us as well as flaws that need healing that releases that goodness in us to perform fully. Taurus may be enchanted out of a spot they were not aware they were stuck in. Their solid offerings revealed, Pluto in Capricorn offers them the work!

Neptune is in its own sign, moves from 11 to 16 Pisces. It is 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. Taurus likes being grounded and steady. It loves fresh water to moisten fertile land, refresh the body, cleanse the Spirit. Neptune can be subtle, the fog over the land, or the rock music rhythm while you are cleaning house or dancing in the meadow! It makes us wonder, loosens our earthly bonds, be more finely in tune. It helps us remember our dreams, and that not all beauty is of the flesh or money.

Uranus covers 24 Aries to 0 Taurus! Uranus enters Taurus May 15, 2018! Those of you with factors in these last degrees will be accomplishing the last year 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! Tauruses are willing, but by their own choice. They generally prefer daily dependable security. Uranus in Aries is not that! They are perfectly strange and get your attention! This crazy stranger walks onto your property and darned if they don’t have some great ideas! You find yourself switching this and that and when you look up they are gone! You may be inspired to meet with your locals, hire a consultant to update things periodically.

When Uranus gets into Taurus it’s going to feel quite personal to Tauruses. You may be nervous, so ready for change, run away from home with friends, start a new business! Uh, you may be more than horny, enjoy some exotic company! Your body may literally change, and you find yourself singing! You could be on your own or involved in strong community organizations. Uranus will be in Taurus through April 2026, activating your chart in various ways, bit by bit, as it goes through the degrees.

Chiron, like Neptune is also in Pisces, covers 24 Pisces to 1 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 and is quite willing to work with Taurus’s natural herbal and touch healing remedies! Pisces knows about cleanses, meditation. Taurus is quite willing to sit with the flowers, have steam baths, teas, herbal inhalants. Some of these remedies can be applied symbolically to the rest of our lives. Be thoughtful about your relationships. Give them time to heal. Be genuine and clear about your business endeavors. Keep good people in your life.

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! It may make a Taurus head spin, but already we are being tuned up to be ready!

Saturn builds from 21 Sagittarius to 9 Capricorn now through April 2018. Saturn goes into its own sign Capricorn Dec 19, 2017!

In Sagittarius Saturn may find his travel budget lacking for the time being, or may find perfect low budget opportunities! Education may need to wait, but is still a good investment as soon as possible. Saturn has some realistic proposals that a Taurus can get behind. The plans look well founded. Time and costs need working out. Diversifying may be a bit unsettling, and there needs to be steady attention to keep progress going well. It may seem a bit pretentious or upscale to Taurus, out of your element, so maybe keep your old homestead. Maybe hire the traveler after checking their creds, and check on them from time to time.

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 point 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!

29 year Saturn Returns 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.

When Saturn goes into his own sign Capricorn Dec 19, 2017, Saturn might have more work than anybody should, or they are let go. In the long term that may be a blessing when they get replacement work that suits them better or they start their own business! Taurus is strong and doesn’t mind starting and having their own business. It’s in their genes, having been farmers, Mother Nature their only boss. They are survivors used to huge challenges. Capricorn, the last Earth sign, brings the science of it all to bear, and production, no matter what business it is, increases. Laws and contracts may help or hinder; get expert advice. Timing makes a difference. It may be the perfect time to retire! Saturn will be in Capricorn until Dec 2020

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. 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 13 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. Taurus and Libra share Venus as their ruler. In Taurus it is a strong body beautiful, growing the flowers, ownership of fine things, land, sensuality. In Libra it is social, beauty is fine arts, symphonies, ballet & plays. A classy city penthouse with views and airspace, lots of light keeps the spirits up. Dance is pure Grace. Libra brings finesse to Taurus, expands their social, business and life connections. Taurus invites Libra to be with the Earth, not forget their natural roots. Quite different ways of loving a lot of the same things. Jupiter invites Taurus to learn more, make good use of other humans who would like to help. When you travel, be comfortable, in good company.

Jupiter in Scorpio is opposite Taurus. Libra has prepared the way, making introductions, getting Taurus used to new people and ideas. Things are not as steady as they used to be, but we’re getting used to it and stepping up. Scorpio says it’s not just your money, but how we put it all together for the greater good or more powerful investments that will pave the way to support future ventures, causes. They will ask for funding. Projects and plans will be discussed. There will be important ideas considered. Jupiter is good willed, and with Scorpio offers new healing information. When we up our capacity. old debilities will be left behind. Our potential for love increases. Let go the fears, remove the old blocks. Stay safe, be clear seeing with clean motives.

If your Jupiter is in these Libra or Scorpio degrees, you will be having your Jupiter Return! 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 coming 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

Happy Birthdays, Tauruses! May you meander in great happiness.

Special request! Pledge to Get Kids Outdoors

Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population does not have close-to-home access to nature, with the greatest disparities found in low-income communities. Community gardens can bring nature into small spaces and are a great introduction to the outdoors for many kids.

Time in nature makes us whole, healthy, and happy. It also improves learning and strengthens our communities. Adding more green space can even help mitigate some of the impacts of climate change. Yet far too few people have safe access to nearby nature.


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 Taurus 2017 Newsletter!

See the 2017 Special Edition Newsletter for upcoming Planetary Patterns! Make your changes count.

Make your changes count.

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Taurus Advocates, Steady in the Light!

Taurus Pregnancy Blessingway Image by YoginiMomma

Birthing is Primal Advocacy. A BlessingWay ceremony honors the Birth to come, the Mother’s Journey. Beautiful image by Yogini Momma

From one day to the next Tauruses walk this Earth, touching, tending, teaching by Being. Beauty is their Grace, patience is their Charm, sweet gentle kindness is their healing gift. Children get peaceful, animals are calmed. We have time to notice each other, listen to the words, adjust our tone. Flowers bloom, brooks sparkle, the Sun bestows his light magic. We get cooked by the Great Spirit. The Buddha sat by the road, grounded and centered. Compassion can become a way of life.

We’re not saying sit down and take it. Not a chance. Stand true and solid. Have genuine outrage. Start a foundation that never gives up, uses common sense, and gets the job done! Dependable renewable energy is at your fingertips, right in your heart! Determination is one breath, then one step at a time. Others will be right beside you in those spiritual traces, pulling, pushing, just as strongly as you are!

There are moments to take time out, restore. Thinking is good. You will know when to adjust and start anew. Modify your pace at times to observe clearly, watch the flow around you and see the precise moment to make your move. Stubborn is just one side of the coin.

Tauruses love doing touch work, massage, working with textiles and textures, fine clothes, comfort items and delicious foods. Beauty businesses are dear to their heart – flowers, hair and nail pampering. Creams, soaps, sachets. Exercise to improve our health and supple fitness, relax our spirits, bring Peace. Yoga and meditation. Working with the land suits these nature lovers. Natural remedies – herbal tinctures, flower essences. Landscaping, botanic gardens, seed sellers, compost makers, farmers. Setting up foundations, conservancies, environmental protection organizations with the gold in their counting house making having worked hard for all that money well worth it. We hear the phrase ‘strong as an ox,’ and you can count on it. Weight lifting, moving businesses are easy and enjoyable for them.

Health is usually strong, but overeating those tasty foods, sweets, is their nemesis. When they sit, sometimes it’s hard to get up. Lazing in those flannel sheets feels good forever, especially on cold mornings. Tauruses have lovely melodic voices. Sometime they strain their throat muscles, get sore throats. In the old days, hanging was a danger! Our thyroid gland stores and produces hormones that affect the function of virtually every organ in our bodies. It is so important for it to function well – it ‘regulates our metabolic rate and is associated with modest changes in body weight and energy levels.’

As Lovers, the sensuality is sweet, fragrant as a bed of rose petals! Sharing food, especially those chocolates, is sensual. Whipped cream. Though perhaps a bit possessive, if you need to feel secure, they will be there for you forever! They will support you, your efforts for success, back you financially if they can and you let them, offering excellent sensible advice along the way.They may be slow to propose, but it’s worth the wait!

Fertility is just about a given with Tauruses. A BlessingWay ceremony is perfect. Taurus children love snuggling but dislike being restrained! Their strength and sheer persistence often gets them their way. Now that’s a challenge! Distraction works sometimes, but you can imagine their power of focus. Once you give them a toy, don’t expect it back anytime soon, LOL! Mine! They learn a lot by doing, living in and testing their bodies, seeing for themselves. And it’s amazing how fast they can move once they have their sights on a new location! Food is no problem. Try them with different textures and flavors, just mind the calories!

There is usually a family pet or two, doggies to romp with at the lake or beach. Piggies, lambs, goat milk, chickies, a mule or horse or two or three would be sweet. Respectfully at times there may be furs, hides or skins about, some as clothing, some for making beaded ceremonial pieces, drum covers. Reliable Tauruses are right for the day by day, hour to hour care needed for animal husbandry, birthings.

As seniors, steady walks, getting refreshed outdoors in all kinds of weather may keep their spirits in good fettle. Gardening, weaving, gentle relaxing productive activities are peaceful. Trips to see the wonders of our Earth, educational flower tours keep our minds working. Caring for furry four leggeds, maybe ones that have been rescued, keeps us engaged, and it is a blessing for the creatures.

As the advocates you Tauruses always are, keep what’s dear to your heart at the top of your list.

Stay Strong, Stay Green, be Fertile and Forever Blessed!

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Happy Birthdays, Tauruses!

Taurus Sacred Earth Monument Valley Sunset
Sunset at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the Utah/Arizona border.

Thank you for Standing Strong in your Spirit!

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Mercury Retrograde 2016 Sagittarius Capricorn Astrology Switzerland Switchbacks Furza

Furka Pass, Switzerland, was used as a location in the James Bond film Goldfinger. From Twisted Sifter, LOL!

In some areas switchbacks are a necessity. Retrogrades as we know them astrologically are forward, back, forward. The same degrees are covered three times. They may be in one sign or lap over two signs, the end of one, beginning of the other. This time we have the last two degrees of Fire sign Sagittarius and the first 15, half, of Earth sign Capricorn. Sagittarius is the last fire sign, important for inspiration, purpose. It has the rainbow arc far seeing vision, can be wise; Capricorn is the mountain goat, and together they go!

Gaining ground or getting down! Sagittarius and Capricorn will usually choose up and down switchbacks as they cross country, no fear of heights. Sagittarian long striding legs just want to see what’s up there, see the views! Capricorn shorter legs have the surefooted goatly stamina, love the terrain, the crisp feel of the cool air, a keen sense of achievement, like maybe Everest! Both love a good scramble! Winter sports are grand, and climbing, cycling, skiing!

Each direction and level gives a different view, vantage point. But these are to be observed, incorporated, as we go along. We do get stalled at the 8 day direction change points (retrograde and direct stations), giving us a breather, a time to contemplate, assimilate, gather resolve, refocus. But is isn’t for long. Mercury Retrograde is only one of the simultaneous planetary happenings, and it is swept along, tussled and tumbled, a rolling stone, bumping into others, impelled to share what it has seen and learned. And, of course, it never stopped going forward in the sky anyway! It is a viewpoint that occurs because of the Earth, Mercury, Sun relationship as a faster planet moves past a slower planet. Nor is it unusual, happens 3 to 4 times every year, giving 18% of us Mercury Retrograde in our birth charts – thinkers, fact checkers, sometimes learning difficulties.

Mercury is information matters. What you learn, how you learn, how you communicate. There comes the paperwork and contracts, keypads, computers, cells. Mercury Rx does 180s on you, mixes up appointments, the electronics go fritz, there are often misunderstandings as things change quickly.  Confirm appointments.

The Mercury Retrograde Cycle starts Dec 1. The Retrograde dates are Dec 19 to Jan 8, Christmas and New Year! It finishes the whole cycle Jan 27, 2017. Prepare in advance!

Sagittarius is pretty much a forward moving fire sign, but Capricorn minds the time and makes sensible precautions, does due diligence. Gear and autos are given their maintenance in advance, batteries purchased. They line up experts that may possibly be needed. Timing may be critical before winter storms, so they are mindful of weather reports, choose their itinerary carefully. Consultations are recorded, any changes are dated and initialed. If purchases are made during the Rx cycle Cap gets the warrantee.

Sagittarius is generally pretty confident of choices, but we all know about procrastination when something just doesn’t sit right. Time will tell, and at times, no choice being the choice. Sag matters may be where to move, if to move over the holidays. Those of you with chart factors in the last three degrees of mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Pisces, or especially Sagittarius, this year, if you can wait, move after Mercury goes forward Jan 8. Have your astrologer do your AstroLocality as soon as you can, and select the best timing for your move. If you must move, get something temporary, wait to get furnishings until it is a more permanent situation. There may also be concerns about where and if to go to school. Stories may change as information is gathered, opinions may morph as we come across better ways. Let it flow.

Capricorn deals with reality. While Mercury is Rx this time you with factors from 0 to 18  in the cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and especially Capricorn, will likely have the most changes. Capricorn careers may shift – more holiday work, get laid off, or a new job that doesn’t turn out as expected. Stay well rested. Real estate may figure in. If you can’t wait to sell, be sure to use an experienced realtor. You may find yourself given notice to move. Papers about sciences could change, facts repudiated, segments lost. Backup everything as you go! Parental responsibilities, especially of Fathers, may be challenged or mended. Youth or being a senior could be a benefit or cause for concern. People from your past may swing by again. Remember why it didn’t work before, but check in to see if they have new valuable information. Knees, skin and bones need protection, be careful. Breakdowns may happen, the holiday mentals or while traveling. Keep, extra food, water, thermal gear, a space blanket on board.

This rephrasing Mercury brings, keeps our mind working, our attention shifting. Excellent changes and opportunities are possible. Stay alert. It is concurrent with the four outer planet aspects that are happening intensely over only seven days at Christmas time, Dec 24, 26, 28/29, and 31! I’m calling these the Holiday Four, and there is a fifth aspect that is quite close at that same time! See more

Whatever happens, keep the long term in mind, keep an open mind. What may at first appear to be a problem may resolve in an unexpected way that you are grateful for later. Deliberately put Retrograde techniques into your life! Turn around and look back from time to time. Change the level of your vantage point. Look out further than your usual perimeter. Stand still until you really see.

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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….

See the 2017 Special Edition Newsletter for upcoming Planetary Patterns so you can plan wisely!

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Scorpio HighLights 2016
Scorpio, Passion for Life!

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Happy Birthdays, Scorpios!

Double Scorpio Neil Young Musician

Neil Young is no longer young, he is a cat with 9 lives! He’s an epic double Sun/Ascendant Scorpio born Nov 12, 1945, now 70 years old and still going strong! Though he has had a hard life, Neil has suffered from polio, epilepsy and back pain throughout his life, and, of course, he is also a famed singer/musician! Like a true life and death Scorpio, in 2000, he almost died from a procedure that ironically was intended to save him from a brain aneurysm! Near death misses are a Scorpio specialty, and they have extraordinary recuperative powers!

Challenge aspects for him are his Mars square Venus, a rare blood disease as a child, and muscular atrophy, polio. His Moon in Aquarius, cycles and brainwaves, epilepsy, squares his Sun in Scorpio, fixed, signs that indicate long term matters. They both at 0 degrees may be just beginning their journey, or could indicate a fresh start in this lifetime, recovering from old affairs of long ago. Mercury, the mind, is also opposite the Aquarius planet Uranus, stretching things to the limit. Lucky to have caught that aneurysm in time, and again when he fell on the street afterwards!!!

Other sets of aspects are exceptionally successful! He has two Kite patterns, in his case based by a Grand Trine in Air signs, that same Moon in Aquarius, its ruling planet Uranus in Gemini, and lucky Jupiter exponentially in Libra! Communications and connections worldwide! Add to that Mercury in Sagittarius, a thoughtful message with meaning, and Pluto in Leo, massive charisma, making two Kites! Further, Uranus and Pluto are connecting with Mercury and the Moon in a Mystic Rectangle! See his Chart!

As with all healers, having been there and back, saving is at the top of his list! Neil is a super environmentalist, advocate! Per Wiki, he is an ‘outspoken advocate for the welfare of small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid. He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled LincVolt. The project involves his 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology as an environmentalist statement. In 1986, Young helped found The Bridge School, an educational organization for children with severe verbal and physical disabilities, and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his ex-wife Pegi Young (née Morton). Young has three children: sons Zeke (born during his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress) and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and daughter Amber Jean who, like Young, has epilepsy.’

Young lives on his ranch near La Honda, California. Although he has lived in northern California since the 1970s and sings as frequently about U.S. themes and subjects as he does about his native country, he has retained his Canadian citizenship.

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Scorpio 2016/17 Celestial Highlights!

Winter Sky Constellations Northern Hemisphere

Winter Sky Constellations Northern Hemisphere

Predawn morning brings the magnificent Orion constellation overhead. The Summer Triangle, Vega, Deneb, Altair, is dropping into the west, the Great Square, Pegasus/Andromeda, is following, and in November Orion will be the evening constellation rising in the East. Its bright stars are Betelgeuse, and Rigel. When it arrives, follow an imaginary line down through Orion’s Belt. It will take you to the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius! Follow the line up in the southern hemisphere.

Scorpio 2016/17 TimeLine!

October 23 started a whole new round of SIX aspects through Dec 31 that will be the primary aspects of 2017! Jupiter will be in Libra until Oct 10, 2017. This year’s emphasis will be on choosing our next President, and making adjustments per who is elected.

Oct 22 Happy Scorpio!
Oct 23 Starts SIX NEW aspects through Dec 31 that will be the primary xxxxxxxxaspects of 2017!
xxxxxxxxJupiter inconjunct Neptune is first, 17 days before our Presidential xxxxxxxxElection
xxxxxxxxJupiter square Pluto is 16 days after our Presidential Election   
XXx30 New Moon pre Election
XXx31 Happy Halloween!
Nov  6
 Daylight Saving ends
Nov  8 Presidential Election
XXx14 Post Election Super SuperMoon! Full Beaver/Frosty Moon
XXx24 Jupiter Square Pluto post Election

Five of these six new aspects are challenging. Gird your loins. The Christmas Eve aspect, Saturn trine Uranus, is nominally astrologically positive, calming, but has a serious tone nonetheless. Do your best with these six aspects. 2017 depends on it. Choose your battles, stay long term intentional, stay focused and don’t forget who you are.

Continuing abiding Aspects

  • Uranus and Pluto continue in a close range square. Though no exact aspect will be formed again, the reminder of happenings since 2010 remain with us, many taking years to work through.
  • Chiron & Uranus continue in their many years long journey closely together in the background…. More


2016/17 Outer Planet Transit Aspects with Scorpio!

Scorpio Kundalini Heart Anonymity Rose

Pluto is in mid Capricorn through 2017. 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! Perfect! Mid degree Scorpios will be in sync, Scorpio being Pluto’s planet and both of them determined to build a strong future. Scorpio minds the money, Capricorn minds the time. Materials are recycled, found at the best prices. Scorpio wants a clean machine – bodily, mentally, spiritually. They try on the cloak of power to find power is good when used for caring cause, healing and transformation. Capricorn minds the divine dharma, the work of the Soul and sacred places. Brick by brick they build for solidarity of the ages, for our children’s’ futures.

Neptune is in its own sign, at the first third of Pisces. It is 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! Scorpio, the second water sign, is both enticed and fearful of being caught in the web, does it anyway just to see what will happen. Scorpio is fascinated by life and death and has an uncanny ability to survive. Neptune can create and be abraded by minute particles, fine grains of sand that may eventually dull its sparkle. Scorpio is the cleaner, detoxer, whispering to Neptune to shake it loose! Neptune reads Scorpio’s intentions, even the ones Scorpio has hidden from himself. Revelation is certain. Whether gentle or ripped, perspective shifts amorphously, a new Being emerges.

Uranus is just past the mid of Aries, moving into the final half of the degrees. Uranus is the planet of Aquarius, so unique that utter freedom is a given. Scorpio does and doesn’t like change and isn’t usually BFFs with Uranian Aquarians or Aries. Uranus won’t be ruled, as an intelligent observant air flavor, not likely to be intimidated, manipulated or tricked. Aries prods and won’t leave you alone once they get a bee in their bonnet. But Scorpio knows how deep his well is, and has some values that are important to be reserved, preserved. However, changes will seep down to the lower levels. Aries opens a psychic crown portal, Uranus distracts with shocks, Scorpio always curious, inadvertently allows entry. In time he sees some change empowers, and there is a surprising boost of energy! Hang on and let go!

Chiron, like Neptune is also in Pisces, starting the last third of the sign. It goes into Aries 2018-19. The Magi Society thinks Chiron is the #1 marriage factor and good in business. Scorpio is good with Pisces waters, loves a deep swim, snorkeling, diving, the challenge of dark and the rush of immensity! Strong trusting bonds of marriage and business partners are deep in their Spirit. Mergers give more options. What was lost may heal incredibly and transform. Mutual surrender has merit. A new life is in the offing.

Saturn is a third to half way through Sagittarius in 2016. It retrogrades from 16 degrees back to 9 degrees. Factors in your chart from 9 to 16 degrees will be activated one after the other, the 2nd and 3rd times! Saturn is Capricorn’s planet, expecting seeable results on time. It can have a harsh manner, be cool and aloof – their praise is well earned and means a lot. Saturn in Sagittarius is more flexible, but still wants a good job done. Scorpio is uncomfortable with Sagittarius truth seeking. Scorpio lets information out when it is timely to do so, or not at all. It’s private. Yet at times, playing it so close to the chest, we miss opportunities because no one knew we wanted them! Saturn will help keep Sag in check, be respectful. If Scorpio is laughed at, sadly, there may be payback later. Sag does have things to teach though, so don’t miss the open door.

Scorpio is good with Saturn, both determined Light workers in their own ways. Scorpio clears, removes, renovates; Saturn is the builder. Scorpio is the power behind, the money that makes it happen, while Capricorn bosses the crew, is constantly alert, keeps time on the project. Saturn is going for honor and the long term good. He’s the front man, and credits Scorpio. Scorpio needs recognition in a good way. Scorpio offers strength when times are tough, reminding us how we have survived before, are creatively resourceful. If there is an end-of-life circumstance, they will be there for you. They are excellent counselors.

Jupiter in Libra is a volatile Fire in Air combination, loves to carry on getting to know you. Scorpio is famous for listening without blinking! You tell them all about yourself and realize you know little about them. Jupiter in Libra is entertaining, to say the least. They have amazing stories of their travels and the people they have met. Scorpio loves hearing of cultures and customs, different ways of thinking and living life. They are charged and won’t mind hearing more. In time they may come to share about themselves. That’s when you know you have gained their trust, it’s special and means a lot to them. Scorpio learns it is ok to open up more. On the business front, Jupiter in Libra is the liaison, representative, the legal team. Scorpio holds them close. Jupiter learns to respect what’s confidential and why.

Happy Birthdays, Scorpios, and may your new year be blessed in every way!


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 Scorpio 2016 Newsletter!

See the 2016 Special Edition Newsletter for upcoming Planetary Patterns!

Make your changes count.

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Scorpio, Passion for Life!

Scorpio Yoga Cobra Pose Kundalini Awakening Woman

Yoga ~ Cobra Pose, Kundalini Awakening

Libra is sunset, Scorpio is dark! But the Kundalini of Scorpio is the Fire at the base of your spine, the Light within!

Cooling time of year, time to make ourselves strong, gather wood for winter fires, prepare shelter, share and trade stores. There is an intensity due to necessity to survive. And in those dark snuggly nights under the hides, we are passionate and summer children are born later.

Scorpio is the sign of the deepest love, until death do us part. Some are masters of Sex, from courtship to consummation. Tantric sex is a super special practice that can take intimacy to the Soul level. It’s not just pleasing your partner, but making love with the Universe.

Love makes us feel safe to be vulnerable to heal our roots – past lives, childhood, relationship hurts, bodily pains. Cleaning your fibers, clearing your way. Healing makes us feel safe to take care of ourselves, to be vulnerable to love. Protection of the scorpion comes first, being able to say ‘Don’t tread on me.’ Rising up like the serpent on the physician’s/healer’s/magician’s staff brings us into the Light.

There are two serpents. They don’t touch yet they are entwined. They are equal. We do better together, more whole and complimentary, collaborative. Teachers and healers must not unduly make demands of their students, interfere with their student’s right to make their own choices. A healer must always know they the healer don’t know everything, in fact it is often important for them not to!!! Students must respect their teachers, yet know as the student they have their own Dharma to live regardless how much their teacher wants what the teacher wants. Delicate balances of caring.

Washing away the dross, diluting and removing soiling poisons, frees us to see without revenge, to speak in clean tongue, to renew lost relationships. A new potency emerges and we step beyond past failings. We are able to connect at higher levels.

The heights are symbolized by raptors, birds of prey with keen eyesight and the elevation to see from! They are powerful, fly long distances. Scorpio Hunters seek a higher point of view, note our weaknesses, see where support is needed. The Eagle is the USA’s bird, and many think the USA astrology chart has a Scorpio Ascendant. Our country has had great wealth, as fierce mergers have been made, multiplying profits. Greed has been a struggle for many, while others have  turned their profits under, further enriching our soil. Some has been given for great causes, world healing, to relieve suffering, empower transformation.

We are fascinated, sometimes infatuated, by each other. That splendid attraction opens our Spirit to ask questions, to extend ourselves, be charmed by layer after layer of divine experience. We get to know one another deeply, be more genuine, seek what is important. Scorpios live like this. They are our guides through the tunnel, the therapist taking us deep within. The midwives that birth us anew.

Scorpios are noted for their strength. They often have explored the most dangerous and come out unscathed. They take on demons and are redeemed. They want to see it all, be it all, and can reform against great odds. They know what being saved means. At times they are revered, not straying an iota, staunchly moral. Temptations yes, but not falling. Whatever place you may be at in this continuum, it is honorable. You are doing the work. Slow progress is perfect. No progress is a vantage point of deepening and observation, becoming one with what troubles you, understanding. If you are peeking out, have a good look. Make your plans. If you have stepped into the Light, know it may not be comfortable at first. Go back and forth for a bit. You will get used to making the transition. Knowing where you came from makes for a kinder person with a passion of caring. Then the story becomes not just about you, but others as well.

Use your power and passion in a good way, to heal, not harm.

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Thank you for being the Light in our Hearts

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Jupiter Sextile Saturn opens many doors, gateways, thresholds....

A time of many thresholds….

Jupiter came within a 5 degree range of Saturn Oct 15, the very day of the Aries/Libra Full Moon! Many astrologers allow that range. Others, due to this aspect being a sextile only allow a 3 degree range. But if you feel it, even before the 5 degrees, it’s active for you! The three degree range starts Nov 2. This aspect is important because though it doesn’t become exact until Aug 27, and then only once, it is continuously close from now until March 6 when Jupiter retrogrades out of the 5 degree range. They don’t get that close again until July 29 through when it’s exact Aug 27. They are quite close 3 1/2 months then another month, so a total of 4 1/2 months they travel closely together in the background. It lasts so long because Jupiter retrogrades Feb 5, 2017, moving very slowly. Their closest connection before Aug 27 was a 2 day period when Jupiter was at 12.5 minutes of Saturn, very less than a degree December 28 (NEW MOON) and 29! That was just after Saturn trined Uranus December 24, Christmas Eve, and Jupiter opposes Uranus December 26! Please see the Holiday Four!

Jupiter may come knocking at your door, take you on a useful journey, opening many more doors, of all kinds, right and left! Saturn is the King of Thresholds, and is an adept keymaker! And when needed, a great locksmith, guardian of the goods!

Jupiter in Libra may increase Saturn’s workload, much to Saturn’s happiness! Successful building, artistic renovation can change the demeanor of an entire neighborhood, up property values. Saturn may be inspired by Jupiter’s far reaching ideas and open a new branch. Business may increase through new partnerships. There may be some sad moments as Saturn realizes what they missed, what has held them back. Knowing they don’t need to do that anymore is a great relief. Forgiveness may be given for mistaken thinking as the truth comes out. Time for healing. Health may get better with age, and respect and recognition given for long term well done work. Jupiter sees the benefits of Saturn’s bedrock solidarity.

Saturn offers Jupiter the consideration of right timing, being able to wait to right action. Jupiter is the valiant hero, but Saturn shows it is sometimes so better to let another have the spotlight and cheer them on! Just because you can, or even because you can do it better, isn’t always the reason to do it! Jupiter is full of vim and vigor, but again, restraint and focus pay off as you do what you do best and do your own appropriate responsibilities. Spreading too thin sometimes depletes our energy. Showing timely accomplishment, dedication, rather than running off for fun, is a good teaching. Doesn’t mean you can’t run off later!!! Or take your career on the road! Saturn has the wisdom of proven experience. At times the smallest achievement is profound.

Fatherhood, mentoring, being a Grandpa to child and grandchild, coaching from sports, career, to life, may take on special meaning. Discovery of new teaching principles may open doors of precious fulfillment! Both teacher as well as recipient will be delighted by their mutual revelations!

Spiritual teachings could be the basis for a turn in your Path. It could come in casual conversation, a scene that comes before you and the Lights go on! Church may call you, or you may be called to go on a Mission – Peace Corps to environmental. It may be a special person that inspires you, or you do the same skills but for a company that serves the world or makes health better for humans or animals.

Students, this is a time you can make good headway. It’s a good combination for both work and play. Take courses taught by Beings you respect and admire for the results of their ways, who inspire you, that make you proud that you have learned so much. It may be a way of life more than the things you have learned, how to live rather than what you live, that is most important. Whether one special thing or many, be grateful for the lifeway given that will carry you forward.

Your Dharma, your mission this life may become joyfully apparent, finally, and a profound step taken in its direction. Might go back to school, a specialty school! You have until the end of next August with this aspect! Make it count!

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March 3, 1913 Suffragists Women VOTE

These women worked hard to get us the vote ~ please honor them and yourself! VOTE!

This is THE Powerful Aspect of Election time! After the Oct 30 Jupiter inconjunct Neptune, this will be the predominant aspect leading up to the Nov 8 vote.

Then it becomes the 1st exact aspect after the Nov 8 Presidential Election! 
There will be three. March 30, 2017 is the second, Aug 4, 2017 the third.

The next President will be elected under the auspice of this upcoming aspect Nov 24. It will bring a challenging first year. Further secrets of the candidate likely revealed, things kept from the President once elected. Vying power factions, major clashes. Mortality, morality and monetary matters will be on the line. There will be huge revisions, possible financial upheaval, ways of life will change, career shifts. It will call for a lot of clean up, healing and forgiveness, mending. Libra is the sign of polarities, and opinionated Jupiter sometimes exacerbates and enhances, for better or worse. It will take hard work, some quite tedious, getting over the hurdles. No laughing matter.

Jupiter is in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn. There will be much negotiating. Jupiter will call for the truth, but at times it is hard to pin down what truth is, or which truth it is. And sometimes it exaggerates. If overheard, someone may go off with a very wrong idea, quite hurt or angry. Sometimes making up a good story isn’t worth the trouble it can cause, the payback that comes later on. Pluto in Capricorn likely has old money well secured and will defend it, law or not. Serious secrets may come to light, with far reaching implications. Relationships, alliances will come and go. Partnerships may be a mixture of business and pleasure, discreet and not. There may be extremes of exchange, one has money, the other has talent. It will be wise to make temporary or short term contracts, with stated periodic revision clauses included.

Jupiter in Libra is so social and expansive, optimistic about connections from the get go! Pluto in Capricorn protects, swears privacy, conserves, can do the most with the least money! That can be a life saver, super sustainable, or simply a grumpy old undignified penny pinching grinch. Makes Capricorn nuts that Jupiter thinks money grows on trees when the Cap has worked so long for so little to no appreciation. It’s time to walk in each others shoes. Bless that Pluto Capricorn for saving so much time, money, materials, that the project can be done at all! Bless the Jupiter Libra that believes in them and knows if anyone could do it their Cappie can and will! Miracles right and left! The result is more powerful than anyone expected, and it’s just the model, the beginning for more!

Travel and schooling are called for but finances, scholarships may be hard to come by if this affects your personal chart. Do what you can, little by little until times get easier. Every bit will add up later. Don’t be surprised if you change horses mid stream. Breakthroughs are being made, some offerings being removed, others being added. Be ready to flex fast. Along with that, some of your beliefs may be challenged, and you may be fearful at first. If you need to fight for your rights, line up with others who have the skills and finances to help you. If your belief has lived its life, admit it and seek new connections if you are ready to move on. If you need to recenter, talk with some elders and give things some thought after their wise input. You will find your way. The world is changing and we pray for the wisdom to be in synchronicity with it in a good way.

Adding spice, the Moon conjuncts, is traveling with Jupiter! Moon in Libra is concerned and considerate, caring yet will give fight for injustice, if someone is an unfairly treated, a child or woman abused, home violated. Moon is women and feminine, in Libra is super intelligent, social, an able and impassioned fundraiser.

Also, Venus is with Pluto at the same degree! Moon and Jupiter square Venus too. Venus is Libra’s planet, wanting love and beauty, harmony when possible. But she wants what she wants, and sometimes that’s money and power when with Pluto and in Capricorn. She may be offered a career of a lifetime, make a merger with Pluto and a relationship tested or broken. Moon may cry, while Jupiter says you’re better off, let it all go. But what about the kids?! If Venus uses Moon and Jupiter in Libra, the top negotiating sign, to represent her, perhaps a deal can be struck. Maybe not a perfect deal at first, but it can be adjusted in time. There’s beauty, just not as we expected it to be.

Venus and Pluto are importantly at the point of the T Square. The focus is on them. Will Venus grace Pluto, soften his obsessions? Forgive him, exonerate him? Will Pluto give her the utmost respect she so deserves after all her hard work? They are conjunct the Fixed Star Vega! Vega is a pale sapphire star in the constellation Lyra, one of the three stars in the Summer Triangle. According to Ptolemy Lyra (a musical instrument) is like Venus and Mercury. It is said to give an harmonious, poetical and developed nature, fond of music and apt in science and art, but inclined to theft. Woops. Elsbeth Ebertin says: In a good cosmic configuration, Vega is supposed to give artistic talents especially for music and acting, but also a liking for good living. With eccentric artists, this may lead to a debauched life. Tied up with Jupiter or Venus, Vega is said to pave the way to riches and fame. However, if other influences [like squares] play a part, this wealth may be lost again. One can find Vega in birth charts of statesmen, politicians, persons of importance and influential persons with adequate aspects.

Uranus in Aries is the wild card. Jupiter and Moon are opposition to it, quite curious and astonished how tables may be turned in a fraction of a second! They are quick on their feet and the dance is on! New alliances will be formed, the public brought in. Venus and Pluto in Capricorn are square it. They are a tad old school, but are builders for the long term, realistic about what must be done in the time allotted. All are striving for a more inclusive world, a unity that holds power by the great numbers of people investing in change. If in accord for a cause, all of them will contribute masterfully!

Nov 24, when Jupiter squares Pluto, is the major T Square of 2016! There is an outer planet at each point! Moon and Jupiter in Libra square Venus with Pluto in Capricorn, oppose Uranus in Aries! Jupiter, Venus and Pluto are all potently at 15 degrees! See the red triangle pointing to the top left in 10th House section?! That’s it! Hang onto your socks! It’s a Cardinal T Square, and nothing stands still, major shakeup! Over the threshold you go. Fire up the afterburners at the crossroads! New connections sprout wings! Give this one time to settle and see what remains…. See more in the Holiday Four!

Nov 24, 2016 Jupiter T Square Pluto Astrology Chart

Jupiter TSquare Pluto Astrology Chart Nov 24, 2016
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As to which Presidential candidate is elected, if you use the Polls opening chart, it may be a woman. The Moon is in Aquarius, someone ‘different,’ perhaps ahead of their time, sextile Venus in Sagittarius, an outspoken woman/feminine person. If you use semi-sextiles, the Moon’s last aspect in Aquarius is with Mars in Capricorn, a feisty elder with new ways. Jupiter sextiles Saturn but though they travel quite closely, less than a degree apart, Jupiter retrogrades before it makes the exact aspect, otherwise, I would say a successful robust elder. Close, but…. Whatever your opinions, PLEASE VOTE!

Please also see the pre-election aspect Jupiter inconjunct Neptune

Astrologers, students, see the candidates’ birthcharts and compare with the first Polls open in New Hampshire chart or the election chart of your choice, and the closing charts of the day if you wish.

Hillary Clinton   Bernie Sanders   Donald Trump


1st Poll Open New Hampshire 2016 Presidential Election Astrology Chart

1st Poll Open New Hampshire Presidential Election 2016


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Jupiter Inconjunct Neptune Transmutation Fork in the Road John Jolly
I love this image at John Jolly’s site. Please see his page on Agility….

4.19.17 Note: This 2nd, retrograde aspect happens the day before the 2nd, retrograde Saturn trine Uranus, May 18, the same day Venus finishes her entire retrograde cycle! There most assuredly will be an unusual release of energy in those days! It could be lost, an escape or a leak – one way or another it gets free…

This aspect was the one immediately preceding the Nov 8 Presidential Elections, and initiated a set of SIX aspects late 2016 that were spread throughout 2016, finishing Nov 11, 2017.

Classically, Jupiter in undecided Libra, with Neptune in Pisces, who goes from one who doesn’t care, to one who can see opportunities in all options let alone one or the other, confusion reigns! Jupiter throws new possibilities on the table and Jupiter and Neptune are believers, sometimes optimism and hopeful dreams carry the way, whether the truth is known or not! Or truths are unveiled as Jupiter in Libra keeps turning the tables to see what shakes out! Neptune rides the waves, sometimes  in the trough, other times on the wave tops, but clear with insight from the rise and fall of those vantage points, and goes with eloquent intuition. Together they can give the ultimate perspective. Jupiter travels the planet; Neptune is the Soul Traveler. It’s in your hands.

The first inconjunct was at 9 Libra 27; the second is at 14 Libra 01. Inconjuncts are at either side of oppositions, so they are across the table but off center, nagging at your attention, a bend in the Path. Jupiter usually won’t let them lie, and will seek out any adventure to the side, even both sides! They don’t want to miss anything. And rightly so. It may seem like a detour or a waste of time, just a looksee, but often there is good reason for it to happen even if we can’t see it clearly just yet. We learn more about the guides along the main road, go back with new depth and perspective that makes the central purpose more powerful. OR. We may simply decide we like that side road better and there is a turn in the road we never dreamed was available and we don’t go back! Being slightly askew fits our nature like a fine silk glove.

In this case it is the Neptune glove holding the trident! It may be the ship crossing the sea, playing magical music in the moonlight, the call of being with spiritual seekers at the ashram holding stillness and balance. We may be enchanted by art, artists, poets, a roadside shrine with profound words. Or it could be an Alice in Wonderland foray that seems nonsensical and we laugh and laugh just because if feels great to cut loose. Needed that! Gasp. Need to do that more often! Or, heck, we just got lost! Getting lost is a mission all its own and often brings lots of other questions as well! Nothing like a good getting lost in time, and space! It reminds us to slow down and see around corners, look down the rabbit hole!

Jupiter is moving faster, coming to Neptune. Jupiter is noted for it cheerfulness, optimism, faith and well being, that expands our sense of potential and just about everything else too! Jupiter travels, especially in social Libra, and brings news from everywhere it has been. Neptune is in Pisces, oceanic, so has been a few places itself. Jupiter and Neptune can share stories, the tallest tales of their encounters, freely exaggerating and making things up as they go! That charms Neptune and reminds him of the good old days when they used to be adventurers, unfettered and free at sea! Sometimes Neptune forgets what a magical devil may care being he is and gets bogged down in the daily hum drum. Thank God for visitors!

Jupiter is in Libra, the end of summer sign, Fall Equinox. Neptune is of Pisces, the sign that ends the entire zodiac and ends winter at Spring Equinox! Both mark opposite seasonal sign changes, passages. Libra is knowing it is time for alliances and strong winter partnerships. Jupiter gives optimism to get through the dark times with trustworthy companions. Pisces rules sleep and dreams, intuits the pitfalls, mends the Soul with its compassion and commiserating. Pisces guides the tribe, often with no one knowing, including themselves. They just be who they are. They can hum a lullaby, dance with magic in their feet, play music that lifts Spirits no matter what has happened. Kokopelli leads.

Jupiter’s wise justice is well known. Pisces recognizes this primordial state of consciousness. There is an elegance in their caring teachings. A casual conversation over a companionable meal, an important business decision meant to heal not harm, reassessing going back to/or to school, sharing different points of view in a relationship that needs some adjusting, special details about personal balance and health can be shuffled and all can stand back to see a bigger picture, the importance of a longer plan. Generous sensitivity may bring an understanding, forgiveness. It doesn’t mean everything will be solved, or a union will continue, or the patient will take your advice, but there will perhaps be some peace even if there is sadness and loss too. Letting go is a life skill we humbly need to acquire and apply with grace.

Jupiter in Libra sees the magician and artist in Neptune/Pisces. Jupiter begs us to let that beauty to come forward. We keep busy and sometimes forget that pay the rent/commercial part of life isn’t everything. Be with people who share your skills that let us take time out. Take time to be with friends, make music, paint, meditate, go for an afternoon walk in the woods, at the beach, under the stars, do nothing.

Jupiter wants to know about Matters of the Soul, and Pisces knows. They want to know if you are a True Believer and what that means. Should you go to the Church, read the good books? Which teachers are the best? In Libra, with Neptune in Pisces, the quest goes far and wide, through many dimensions. Many people seem to have a lot of good answers. Or you may be charmed by one in particular and find yourself dedicating yourself to them for a time, maybe the rest of your life. But, indeed, times change, teachers change, you change. There may be no single answer, just a potpourri of Evolutions.

Whether you return to the trail you first started on, or take the new trail you find yourself on, either way, you are not the person you used to be. You have seen some mysteries, there has been doubt, delving and wonderings, questions that will take lifetimes to answer. Sometimes it’s only the turn of your head, a moment’s glimpse, a singular flash of insight that leads you to a new vision. Right on spiritual compass, the transmutation happens.

See also Nov 24 Jupiter Square Pluto in FIVE Planet T Square! the aspect that followed the 2016 Presidential Election.

This aspect and it’s companion Saturn trine Uranus, May 17/18 are the prominent aspects of 2017’s May 10 Full Flower Moon, Wesak – Buddha’s Birthday chart!

For the May 18 second, retrograde, Saturn trine Uranus, see Saturn, Jupiter with Chiron & Uranus Foursome! Aspect #1

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Leo HighLights 2016
Leo Love & Glory!

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Happy Birthdays, Leos!

Leo Iman, Bowie's Amazing Wife

IMAN: When I started in the fashion industry, it was unheard of for models of color to be featured on major magazines covers, or to work for exclusive fashion and beauty houses around the world. But you can’t be afraid to break down barriers. Before modeling, I came from a strong family, I was a college student. I traveled and knew five languages. So, modeling became a platform for what I do now as CEO of IMAN Cosmetics [premiere line for Women with Skin of Color], and for authoring books, being Global Ambassador for KEEP A CHILD ALIVE, hosting PROJECT RUNWAY in Canada and creating GLOBAL CHIC on HSN.

July 25, 1955 Iman has Sun, Jupiter/Mars and Pluto in LEO! SuperModel is just the right term for her. She stands 5′ 9″, 1″ shorter than her husband David Bowie was. David had Moon, Saturn and Pluto in LEO, so they were a brilliant couple, each a power in their own right! Iman’s Sun is 1 degree Leo, a degree of Initiation. Jupiter, fame, and Mars, the planet of leadership have no hesitation in modeling the adventure! Pluto is power and charisma, and Iman is gifted! Leo is generous and Pluto funds grants. She has a big heart. See her Chart

She has three planets in Cancer, Mercury/Venus and Uranus. Cancer is as nurturing as Leo is loving! Mercury and Venus together give a blessing of communicating precious words to women and children, families. Uranus thinks of more than the children at home; it wants to help the children of the world. Her Moon is in Libra, intercultural, across ages, religions. Her beauty abounds and attracts the support she needs to do her work here on the planet – promoting confidence in women of color, creating better living conditions, health, and prosperity for families.

IMAN: Two pieces of advice: Embrace change, because you never know what’s around the corner and don’t settle. The day you settle for less, is the day you will get less.

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Leo 2016 Planetary Highlights!

Perseid Meteor Showers Aug 11 - 12, 2016

Mark your calendars! Per Space.com the next exciting astronomical event is the Aug. 11-12: The Perseid meteor shower! The Perseids are considered among the best of the annual meteor showers, thanks to their reliability and high rates of up to 90 “shooting stars” per hour. This year’s peak will occur well after the moon — which will be just past first quarter — sets around midnight. [A good viewing dark sky!] There is also a possibility of a meteor outburst, which might produce an enhanced display this year. [Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower Photos of 2015]

Leo TimeLine!

Mars finishes the entire retrograde cycle August 22, then it’s on we go onto new adventures well founded by the sorting we have been doing since February!

The next outer planet combinations are August 12 and 13 when Jupiter makes the third and last opposition Chiron in Pisces and inconjunct Uranus in Aries! This pair is important because 2015, 16, 17 are uniquely linked by reverse aspects from different signs to Chiron and Uranus. 2016 opened with the second of three Jupiter VIRGO opposite Chiron, inconjunct Uranus. 2016 closes with the first time of three Jupiter LIBRA opposition Uranus, inconjunct Chiron – different sign, reversed aspects! What we are doing now paves the way for the next vantage point. In Libra we can incorporate our findings and these new living skills into our relationships! See more!

Augustxxx2 New Moon
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………..11-12 Annual Perseid Meteor Shower!!!
………..12-13 Jupiter opposite Chiron, inconjunct Uranus
…………..18 Full Grain MoonThis 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.

Sep……. 1 Solar ECLIPSE, New Moon
…………….9 Jupiter into LIBRA between the eclipses!
………….16 Lunar ECLIPSE, Full Harvest Moon  
…………..22 Sun into Libra, Fall Equinox!

Continuing abiding Aspects

  • Uranus and Pluto continue in a close range square. Though no exact aspect will be formed again, the reminder of happenings since 2010 remain with us, many taking years to work through.
  • Chiron & Uranus continue in their many years long journey closely together in the background…. More


2016 Outer Planet Transit Aspects with Leo!

Leo Lions Nuzzle

Pluto is in mid Capricorn through 2017. Pluto is Scorpio’s planet and in Capricorn, is a harmonious sextile sign, an earth and water mix. There is an affinity between Capricorn and Leo. They both like the best! Capricorn is proud of that Leo verve and is warmed by their love and inspired by their vitality! Leo is proud of their top of the mark Capricorn and glad for their financial successes because Leos do love to spend whether it’s the latest fashion or a fine gift! Pluto, however, is a ‘square’ planet to Leo. Time to stop that frivolous spending, take care of the business at hand for now, and they see that as long term business. Leo is called to teach techniques of constructive resolution that will bring meaningful real change. It is not so much of a performance anymore. It is a joining of forces. Leo is a strong sign, will carry a good weight and has staying power.

Neptune is in its own sign, at the first third of Pisces. It is 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! Leo loves playing different roles, finding the SELF as it exists in many beings. Pisces and Neptune are off to the side of Leo’s opposite Aquarius. Neptune distracts Leo a bit from its center, giving a glimpse of a different vantage point. Neptune softens Leo’s will that Leo may put on others, the demands Leo may have. At the same time, there is a blooming of further Faith to let things happen in their own time as others start to see some of the same things Leo sees as possible. Leo doesn’t give up and Neptune flutters the subtle fan, tidally washes the way for dreams to come true. Stay steady in the quest; wait for it.

Uranus is just past the mid of Aries, moving into the final half of the degrees. Uranus is the planet of Aquarius, so unique that utter freedom is a given. Uranus is the planet of Leo’s opposite sign Aquarius! Step across the divide, oh Wild and Fair Ones! Aries won’t let sleeping Leo cats lie! Uranus in Aries is a spark so brilliant that it gets even bright Leo’s attention! Leo likes doing things their own way and classy too, so Aries may seem a little loud and undignified at times, and pushy. Hmpf. Uranus doesn’t especially care what either thinks, just as long as we are all free to make change. Uranus and Aries both love waking people up, and they enjoy prime prey like Leo that is often fixed in their own opinions and proud of it! But Leo likes big and better, and more and showy, so ultimately they are in! Bring the chariot, we’re going to the fundraiser ball!

Chiron, like Neptune is also in Pisces, starting the last third of the sign. It goes into Aries 2018-19. The Magi Society thinks Chiron is the #1 marriage factor and good in business. Leos are lovers and successful business is good for marriage, and lovely for Leo spending! Chiron, like Neptune, is askew across the table, so to speak, from Leo. It draws Leo aside and whispers about old love lost, how we may have believed it was all our fault, how that makes us doubt our choices even today. It calls us to understand others have history and troubles too, some even from past lives. We are in this together. Even if we are apart, our thoughts and Spirits intertwine. Soothing and letting go may be our best assurance of clearing the way for future love. It calls us to be with Souls that are healthy, living as we would like to. We can get used to what’s waiting in our step forward into the hitherto unknown. It will take a wee bit of courage.

Saturn is a third to half way through Sagittarius. It retrogrades from 16 degrees back to 9 degrees. Factors in your chart from 9 to 16 degrees will be activated one after the other, the 2nd and 3rd times! Saturn is Capricorn’s planet, expecting seeable results on time. It can have a harsh manner, be cool and aloof – their praise is well earned and means a lot. Saturn in Sagittarius is more flexible, but still wants a good job done. Leo is the sign of teenagers, parties, learning how to be yourself. It’s a crucial time for the teenager in us all! Too much discipline and Spirit is broken. No discipline leaves us abandoned, with no reasonable boundaries. Saturn is Father Time; Leo is Sun’s sign, Father Sun. There is innate Selfness that is self defining. But grieving over a lost Father, the love of one’s Father, is a taint that can shadow one’s life. If you are a Father, know how much that can mean. If you are the child, thank your Father. If you are Fatherless, be your own in a good way best you can.

Sagittarius and Leo are both teacher signs. Leo teaches about Self; Sagittarius, the last fire sign, teaches us how to Seek and teach the teachers how to teach. Both are looking for volume, to amplify, expand. Christmas EVE day, Saturn in Sag will trine Uranus in Aries the first of three times, together harnessing the power of groups of leaders. They are antipodal planets, Saturn of constraint and conservation, Uranus of freedom and flinging the wild bits across the Universe! One is shelter and structure, the other is the primordial explosion into the unknown, catapulted into awakening! Leo is the mid fire sign, so you with planets 18 to 21 degrees Leo will be in Grand Fire Trine with Saturn and Uranus at that time! As Saturn and Uranus are opposites by definition, Sun and Uranus are of opposite Signs! Uranus is the connecting planet. Acceptance of difference, integration of odd talents will be called for to make the harmony of the Grand Trine flow. All fire signs are independent, or want to be, and have an uppity quality. Egos and hefty Spirits will need to appreciate each other’s diversity to gather for effective results. The opportunity is to put every single one to work!

Jupiter in Virgo Virgo is the sign after Leo, tending and organizing their life, making sure their health flourishes, develops skills for good living. Jupiter is the planet of Sagittarius, the fire sign after Leo. There is a playful quality between them, vying for first place, seeing how far each will go! They like teaching and learning, and Virgo loves to do on the job training. Experience in the field is invaluable. Virgo recognizes raw talent, and helps Leo hone their delivery, gives facts and data for their credibility. Soon, Leo’s presence outdoes their mentor!

Jupiter in Libra (Sep 9) is a volatile Fire in Air combination, loves to carry on getting to know you. Leo is thrilled and flattered. At times they are humbled by Libra’s finesse, but then Jupiter sometimes is a little blunt, so if not too offended, everyone can just lay back and be themselves. However, Leo and Jupiter are prone to exaggeration, if not downright lies, or be misleading when it makes a better story to tell, so be careful who you tell what to and how you tell their story in turn! Be ready to clean up a few little messes, hopefully not a lawsuit, though if it is yours, you are likely to win if your chart connects well to this combination. Jupiter rules races, especially horses, and is often lucky. If Leo gets the scent, they love to gamble, will take the chance, and just might win that too!

They are super traveling companions, enjoy different cultures, the zest of survival in difficult circumstances. Leo is excited to get outside the usual frame, and their creative expression is levered right up out of the box, their market broadens! A higher view reveals remarkable potential. Special relationships focus the insights. What used to be a mystery, an unspoken wondering, is now delightfully part of your new Self! Libra is partnerships, marriages, could be a divine Sweetheart!
 

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!

Have a great new year!

See the entire Leo 2016 Newsletter!
See the 
2016 Special Edition Newsletter for upcoming Planetary Patterns!

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Leo Love & Glory!

Leo Coco Chanel, Fabulous Designer - The 'Boy' Look

Leo is a ‘boy’ sign, not famous for its bosoms. Here is French fashion designer Coco Chanel, sporting a lovely feminine ‘suit and hat.’ Born 8-19-1883, she had Sun and Venus in Leo, Mars sextile her Sun.

From Mae West to Mick Jagger, we are enthralled with bigger than life memorable Leos! Mae was clever funny and sexy as hell! Rolling Stone Englishman Mick’s sexy stage presence is huge and he has our attention to this day! And Sir Mick ain’t quittin’! At 72 this rocker and his 29-year-old girlfriend, American ballerina Melanie Hamrick are expecting his 8th child! Leo’s love kids and virtually are kids in adult clothing!

Leo children are athletic and courageous, no tree too high! They are leaders of their mates, and are often kindly to one who cries or is alone. The other side of the coin is shy beyond words and may take years to grow out of it. Either way, they are known to be stubborn and want what they want, and they want it now! As they age, they can be more patient, but they will steadily advocate their position until they win out.

Encourage all Leos to be creative at every age! Put the camera in their hands. Give them the water colors, the guitar. Put them in the play. Dress-ups and fantastic hair are terrific fun! Give them the dance shoes. They will give spirited shining performances and be featured at the gallery! They are the Full Moons of our night skies!

Teens and young Leos may be impatient with schooling, but the right classes and instructors will keep them on the edge of their seats. They need praise and recognition to thrive to maximum. Their downfalls may be being bullies or arrogant. Both factors are fear based, and Leos want to be loved, adored. They need to know we all have limitations, including them, and that’s ok. We can be loved just the way we are when we are as we are. And sometimes we all make all too human mistakes. It helps if they know it isn’t always their turn. Also, there’s a distinction between being admired because you breathe and admired for what you have contributed. Both are nice.

Careers need to be large enough to accommodate their talent! As little ones, don’t overwhelm them with your expectations, but don’t be surprised if they want more than what you would let them have. As young people, doing something that makes their heart sing makes them learn fast, achieve higher positions early on. They can bring rave reviews to your business. Send them to teaching and coaching seminars. Let them be on their own enough to find their own style of leadership.

Heart and Spine. Health and robust activity requires a good heart and a strong spine. Standing up to your life and meeting it with love, being who you ARE, loving yourself are gifts. Being ‘selfish’ is an exploration of your character. When you are in your personal niche, it becomes self realization. We create ourselves as we go, changing, flexing our latest muscles, feeling good about life.

As elders, Leos can stand tall in their Spirit. They are revered, respected. There is always some notable feature. Elder women may be classy dressers. Elder men may be quite the gentleman, always treating their woman like a lady.

Live deep, stand tall, love well!

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Happy Birthdays, Leos!

Leo Aquarius Heart and Wings ~ On a wing and a prayer and LOTS of LOVE!

On a wing and a prayer and LOTS of LOVE!

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