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Uranus Square Pluto, Royal Wedding Chart, William & Kate!

Uranus square Pluto is starting, now 5 degrees in orb.  That will keep things shaking!  Oops, maybe I shouldn’t say that.  Uranus in Aries is the rebellious young upstart compared to the wizened Pluto burrowing the depths of corporate Capricorn.  Yet Pluto is associated with journalism, follows the money, a trouble maker of a different ilk.  Power will be questioned.  Put them together and things that were thought to be impermeable may be disturbed at the deepest foundations, shaken to thunder!  Long standing old schools will have cracks in their armor, new conduits able to be begun.  Some will fall of their own finished weight, to be replaced for better benefit, or simply let go – no need to go further, job done.  Strange and wonderful new alliances will be tried and some will work and break through to whole new types of community models, building codes, laws.  Businesses once thought to be ridiculous will begin to prove themselves as the needs of the times and hidden technology comes to light to make them feasible.  Those who ride the snorty horse will fly!  Let those pawing hooves make fiery sparks! 

Another take on Uranus into Aries, square Pluto.  This aspect is unique because it happens 7 times!  It will be exact for the first time June 23, 2012, finishing Mar 17, 2015, in effect for five years!

I wrote the above with no thought of the Royal Wedding, William & Kate, in mind.  Yet this is the most powerful aspect of the out most planets, longest in duration, in their wedding chart.  It will always be in their wedding chart, but the actual aspect in the sky will culminate Mar 17, 2015.  At that point it shall have made 7 exact connections at varying but close degrees.  If their marriage is surviving at that time, they will probably make it.  So much is being said about how their marriage is giving hope in hard economic times and following the years of sadnesses around Charles, Diana, and Camilla.  Perhaps this symbolizes breaking through old patterns of the monarchy, British financial reform.

Some are using the 11 AM start of the wedding for the wedding chart;  I am using the 11:20 AM pronouncement moment – the intent of the event before your peers.  If you really want to get technical about it, use the chart when the last person signed the papers for official records after the ceremony.  The 11 AM chart has Venus of love and beauty at the top of the chart, and the wedding did start on time, and was a lovely ceremony that went off without a hitch though William did have a hard time getting the ring on Kate’s finger (Saturn opposite Mercury). 

Royal Wedding Chart, Prince William & Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

The most unique feature of the wedding chart is that simplistically, the Moon is Void of Course in Pisces square the Galactic Center.  Void of Course, VOC, is the time period from when the Moon makes its last connection with any planet and the time it enters a new sign.  There are extreme opposing points of view of what this period brings.  The traditional view is nothing will come of it, it won’t come out as expected, somewhat unpredictable.  This is great if your question is ‘Will I go to jail?’!  Rarely would a VOC Moon be chosen for a wedding chart.  Since the Moon has directly to do with fertility and a royal heir is usually wanted, this would be doubly so in this case.  It is said, ‘…the moon relating to the mother, will give a mother who was ‘not there’ so to speak. she may not have been there physically, emotionally, or she may have been even neglectful.’  Will’s mother Diana, ‘not there,’ is an important facet of their lives together.  The other view is there is nothing to stop it, nothing to stand in its way.  Hilary Clinton’s Moon (women) is VOC in Pisces in her 10th house of career and authority!  First Lady.   There are exceptions to the VOC rule, and this chart has them.  The Moon is said to ‘perform’ in Pisces – Pisces lives to osmose!  When it changes signs it will conjunct Uranus at 2 degrees Aries – free to act! Mercury and Jupiter are in an angular house, the 10th – a place determined to accomplish.  Jupiter with Mars is lucky to act!  How to resist?!!!

Still, as compelling as those aspects are, organically, the Moon, back at 26 degrees, four to go to change Signs, I would give the VOC read precedence, attending to reading the Moon for herself.  Pisces does move, but it can be ever so cleverly quietly, miniscule motion, practically invisible.  The VOC Moon is like a pause.  Preceding matters have been concluded, we’re in the done-deal zone, with perhaps a sense that it was all fated.  This is like a thoughtful, perhaps resting, reset period, in internal adjustment readying for the next Sign, the Gateway.  It is a step in a process.  A chart with lots of upcoming Lunar aspects in a Sign has many unfolding options, a rich future if favorable, is busy.  In traditional successful wedding charts, the Moon is chosen to be in trine or sextile with the Sun, Mother and Father, the Lights in harmony for fertility, full of life!  This chart has no upcoming Lunar aspects, no classic Sun/Moon, male/female connection. 

Pisces, the Moon’s Sign, is also an ending symbol, finishing symbol of maturity, being the last Sign of the Zodiac.  It too has to do with rest, contemplation, the unknown, unknowable, visioning.  To the negative side, it can be addictions, the victim/martyr, hidden agendas, fantasy versus reality.  For Kate going from commoner to Queen, it can be the dream come true, fairy tales.  Moon nurtures unconditionally; Pisces is the ultimate compassion.  It gives a dramatic counterpoint to the 5 planet Aries stellium (cluster – see below)!  Aries is noted for action, can be courageous first responders, but is not noted for ongoing care with deep sensitivity.  The Moon rules mothers, children, women in general, and Diana, the Goddess of the Hunt, in particular.  And Mother Diana was missing.  Pisces also rules being in Spirit form.  In the Abbey, closest to where William and Kate stood to take their vows, there were five chairs. Four of them were taken, by the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla … and then there was an empty chair. Was that chair for Diana?

Some are saying this ‘lost’ Moon in ‘lost Pisces’ is symbolically a way of putting away Diana’s influence. Maybe so, but she was William’s mother. That concept doesn’t work for me. This Void of Course position is akin to an ‘escape’ planet, a planet that has no connections formed to it or by it. It is in a separate state, unhindered, but ineffective, sometimes a loose cannon since there is nothing to censor its choices, no outlets to siphon off energy. It’s behavior often seems inappropriate.  It’s one thing to ‘put away’ a matter, it’s quite another to not get any benefit from the Moon other than the Sign it is in. 

Being on the brink of the Mayan calendar ending 2012, that event quite close to being at the Galactic Center, the Moon being a degree of square the Galactic Center seems significant!  Perhaps they will never take their kingdom or their kingdom, the monarchy system, will be ended, or it will be fraught with difficulties throughout their time.

Their Sun is in Taurus, a sign of fertility and stability, loyalty forever!  And there were earthy Pagan elements to the wedding.  Trees brought into the Abbey.  It was near Beltane – May Day celebration of fertility.  They had a hand wrapping – called handfasting in Pagan circles.  The archbishop who married them is a Druid!  And William’s full name is William Arthur Philip Louis, Arthur being the King of old mythical legends.

Leo Rising, the Ascendant, is a romantic Sign of Kings & Queens, great powers!  As Taurus, it is another fixed sign, cherishes its mate and takes a long time before it gives up.  It is generous, loves to teach, is thought to be selfish at times, is great fun to be around, has boundless energy!  Trine Venus, is kind, loves glorious beauty and color.  Their wedding was bright – William’s red uniform (Aries’ color).   

FIVE planets in Aries!  Aries is not famous for finishing projects nor fertility, but is a splendid champion, passionate leader!  Both Leo and Aries are athletic.  The group of five starts with Uranus of community, international connections, freedom.  Then there is Venus, love of independence, heroes, celebrities, art by fire.  The MidHeaven in Aries decides to try new things in government, laws, status.  Mercury is next, with inspiring things to say, fresh insights.  Mars and Jupiter conclude together.  Mars here is in its own Sign, racy super action, with Jupiter is legendary!  Jupiter is what we think is righteous, good luck, horses and big dogs, expansion, future plans, travel, publishing, education!  Expect these two to broaden and brighten Britain!  Aries is less famous for stopping to make agreements, more famous for spontaneous action, sometimes fiery fights, but quickly over!  One way or another, this couple will make a lot of news! 

With the Sun square the Ascendant, how you appear to others, they may not always look good.  Sun inconjunct Saturn, can be sad news at times. 

Saturn at 12 Libra is at a midpoint opposition with Venus 10 Aries, MidHeaven 12 Aries and Mercury 14 Aries!  Sometimes duty will dominate, love and simply doing what you want to do will seem far, far away.  There may not always be time to talk, so many responsibilities.  And at times, it will just be good to be apart, a little room to navigate freely. 

The Sun sextile Chiron of Marriage, and semi sextile Venus of love and affection, will soften and protect them, give a sweetness.   

Sun trine Pluto is the number one US corporate wealth aspect!  If it works well in Britain too, their fortunes together are likely assured!  Saturn though square Pluto, and is going back, retrograde, to 10 degrees, never makes the exact square to Pluto at 7 degrees.  There will be financial scares, close calls, perhaps, but will never quite happen.  The issues of their country’s economics will always be of concern.

Spiritually speaking, whether by chance or chosen, a wedding chart is always perfect.  The couple has the ultimate final choice of date, time and place.  Whatever is the Soul’s agreement, agenda, the chart will show the way and be lived in all its intricacy. 

If you didn’t see it and would like to, here is a link to watch the ceremony.  At the very beginning, note the lovely greenery in the abbey!

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Aries rules your head, and red, and hats!  The Aries Jupiter super charged Stellium is still ON!

April 20/21, the Sun enters Taurus as Venus enters Aries, and the amazing 5 Planet Aries stellium continues!
April 29, the Moon joins making it SIX, again!!!!
May 1, we’re back to 5 as the Moon enters Taurus, leaving the 5 planets in Aries until May 10, when Mars enters Taurus.

Aries is like the hot pepper in your cuisine! Spice of Life, invigorating, inspiring, lights your fire, leads the way, no questions asked! New is most excellent! How can we not talk in superlatives?! See both last month’s Aries Stellium write-up and December’s 2011 Super Jupiter Charged, Aries Stellium post!

April 20 on, Mars will be in close conjunction with Jupiter until it is exact April 30 at 9:26 PM! This is record setting energy to the power of ten! There is a strong desire to teach through experience/action, travel, exercise, ride bikes, know the TRUTH, be free and independent! Assert your rights in a clear manner, say what you would like to see happen. Ahem, you may feel more sexual than usual. Ummmm. Fix things up, let no sleeping dogs lie. Clear your closet, do that spring cleaning you have put off for years. Replace guilt with action! Just get started. Sometimes that will carry you right on through the entire project! Just do what you can, perhaps delegate the rest? Let’s roll! The 30th, go to the Farmers’ Market for fresh flowers – you will need them next morning, May Day, celebration of fertility!

As mentioned before in the Sagittarius 2010 Sneak Preview, on April 29th through May 1st, 2011, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus, 6 planets, will all be ON FIRE in Aries! Unbelievable passion, magic of Spirit! Your Mother is impatient, your pen is pissed and potent, your Lover is sweet HOT, careful not to run the red light, exercise is a no-brainer, the mighty Truth stands on its hind legs and bites, change is electrifying and defying, a challenge to be alone together!!!!

April 29, the Moon starts with a conjunction with Uranus, a wildcard that can bring family, independence and community together as one!
April 30, Moon conjuncts Venus, then Mercury, while Venus opposes Saturn. Values imperative, brought back to basics. Losses versus accomplishment, love and family aligned across the table with business. Clear-the-air valuable exchange of ideas.
April 30, Mars conjunct Jupiter – see above please
May 1, 7:51 AM, to top it all off, Moon conjuncts Jupiter, then only 30 minutes later, conjuncts Mars ruler of Aries, all at the same degree! That’s a Sunday, May Day, BELTANE! Off for AM bagels and flowers! Better yet, plan for bagels in bed, crumbs and all, who cares, it’s going to be HOT boundless energy! If it goes awry, you could be angry, defensive, or the defender of all helpless women and children! One way or another, it will be a marvel! No running red lights in front of that officer no matter how lucky you feel! But GO! Go somewhere new and fun that you have never been to before! It’s a shot in broad daylight! A great chance of success! Make the launch!

The stellium (3 or more planets in a sign, not including Sun & Mercury) will cover the whole range of Aries, where will this energy spike be in your chart?! Let me pick the best chart for you! The 30th will be better for some of you, May 1 for others!

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Mar 28   Jupiter Opposite Saturn  This is it’s 3rd and last one!  Not only is it the last of the three, but the very last of all the 2009, 2010 difficult aspects that brought our economy down.  Hooray and hallelujah!  And in the grand scale of difficult aspects, this is not considered high on the list.

Jupiter is the big planet with the Great Red Spot, to me the Third Eye, the Seer – see-er, who looks to the future, far in the distance.  It can afford to be joyful because it knows this too will pass, and if it really is unhappy, can educate people to a different way to improve its chances, or travel on where its offerings will be appreciated, often sharing stories along the way.  In Aries, it thunders along, seven-league boots like never before!

Very different from the usually polite Libra Saturn animal who commits and won’t leave, ever.  It said it would do it, and it will.  Saturn is serious about making it work right here, pruning where needed, tucking in, using what’s at hand.  It sets priorities, and knocks them off the list with great focus, not really minding the hard work.  Great endurance and fortitude, righting and restoring balances, both in personal relationships and community wide.  But don’t be too soft.  Saturn will use its scythe, whether a look, a few to-the-point words, or simply turning its back on you.  You know you need to step up to the plate for real.  It commands respect.

Combining those strategies, or calling on them as you can, is a great skill, that makes a lot of sense, kinda the know ‘when to hold, when to fold’ principle.  Are you running away, or have you over stayed your welcome?  Is the work burdensome with little return, do you need to let go, find a better fit?  Good.  Work the balance, reach out to opposites to improve your style, extend your capacity, enjoy life more.      

Mercury - Fleet Feet, Nimble Mind!

March 30 to April 23, Mercury Retrograde, 24 to 12 Degrees Aries!  In firey spirited Aries it is truly fleet of feet, nimble of mind!  The messenger of the Gods can’t wait this time! It tries out whatever presents itself in the moment, not a moment to lose!  But, as you can, be especially careful not to have your car serviced during retrograde – do it well beforehand or after.  Anticipate any mechanical or motion device needs.  Not a time to buy a car, take up a new sport or dance, make art related to fire, start a new business, print a lot of cards.  If you must do an installation or a seminar, expect delays and a ton of questions, a lot of follow up.  New friendships may fizzle, the new place may lose its sparkle.  As with all Mercury retrograde purchases, get exchangeable or returnable items, large warranties; don’t do anything you can’t afford to make a mistake about.  Not a good time to repaint that wild new color.  After the retrograde, and the Aries stellium is over, you will wonder what got into you!  But, hey, it was spiffy while it lasted!  Who would have ever thought you would do that?!  Maybe it was worth it for that alone!  Next!

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Our Pisces New Moon was at 13 Pisces, 12:46 PM Pacific!

Pisces, The Ultimate Connection!

I hope you took a few midday moments to consider your options, use your intuitive guidelines!  Pisces is an ending sign, where we ‘know’ the most, without thinking.  We are the most present because we have super sensitivity, and know our place in the ‘web.’  We feel the needs of ourselves, others, the mighty collective.  We sway in time to the circling of the wheel, the breathing in and out, the dark and the Light.  We know this moment, as we travel through the millenia, when one motion could change the outcome of many, yet but a speck on the ethers of the universe.

The other side is when we don’t feel a thing.  Numb with fear, tired beyond desire, unconnected with Spirit.  Only some primordial nuance keeps us alive; we don’t even care why.  The animal just keeps breathing somehow.  Gather yourself.  Put yourself someplace where you can be seen, to be healed.  There are times things are beyond shame, you just need a leg up outta there.  Deepest humility, surrender, lets us find our deepest Self, that is here for whatever your purpose is.  And, even not knowing that, we still breathe.  Sometimes not knowing is a profound state, a simple clarity, being ‘clean,’ no expectations – provocative in and of itself!

Though Pisces is the very last zodiacal sign, it is also insight, epiphanies – new beginnings!  New Moons bring a stillness, a focus, a being right where you’re at – free to see – new beginnings!  Celebrate your victories and achievements, conclusions!  Start your new 27 day cycle with intent to Listen from your Soul, to the Soul in others, to the big SOUL, the Soul of All!  When you put the old mask aside, put on your Smile of Light, and let it Light your way!

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March 2011, Three Perihelions, EXtreme Super Moon!

 
Three March 2011 Perihelions! Perihelions are when a planet is closest to the Sun, fastest in its orbit, charged! Probably it expresses its characteristics most strongly at this period in its orbit! March is loaded! And this is the start to the super charged 56 day Aries Stellium! These planets will have particular emphasis during that time – Mar 21 to May 15!!!!
 
• March 9 Mars Pisces perihelion, once every 2 years. Mars is that hot warrior, champion, at the frontlines with no looking back! New ground is matter of course, great to be pursued if it is a lover, but once won…. Thrives on challenge! In Pisces could be innovative music, surfing life to the fullest, oceanic sales, independence from old addictions, or going down in glory. Anger could be turned to dedication in behalf of the underdog.

 • Mar 16 Mercury perihelion, once a year. Mercury will have just conjuncted Jupiter, also at perihelion, on the 15th! In this case, both are super charged, and in Mar’s sign ARIES, so continues to carry the strong 2011 Mars/Aries theme! Mercury will tell Jupiter’s story with enthusiasm, quickly! Words may be grander, longer, created, exaggerated, played with! If you are the speaker, get to the point and keep introducing new points, keep the flow going! Be ready for peppery questions, challenges to your tenets. Keep focused. Or, it’s a great time for brainstorming! Let it loose and, for the time being, simply record. This is a grand time for teaching and opening people to new perspectives! Increase your advertising, bring on new staff to handle the events. Plan open air athletic or racing events! Jupiter and Aries both love fresh air in their hair!

• Mar 17-18 Jupiter Perihelion – The last time was May 20, 1999! That May, the Discovery Space Shuttle completed the first docking with the International Space Station! Jupiter has to do with long distance travel, discovery, adventuring, map making! Think where you could go to achieve a mission that would spark your Spirit! Go to that conference, go to a place to pray, do a walking retreat/resort, take the road less traveled, talk with the ‘real’ people, meet the Master!

Mar 19 EXtreme Super Moon!  Full Moon 28 Virgo 48

Immediately following the Mercury and Jupiter perihelions, the 2nd Super Moon of six in 2011 is building! A Super Moon occurs when the Moon is at 90% or greater of its mean closest approach to Earth (perigee). This one is the closest of all, 100%+! If there are storms, the waves are bigger, the winds faster – weather extremes like floods or snow storms.  Pisces is the believer, Virgo the skeptic – blind faith or pesty questions.  Balance and backups will help. Source your facts. Get your work done, play well. Mind your health, arrange health care. Be swift to be of kindly service where you can. Pets may need special attention. Finish up nagging projects while opening fully to the next phase!

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Another kind of rainbow…. See the adventure at Cosley & Houston Alpine Guides

Prayer flags and Cholatse from the moraines above Gokyo, Nepal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS, SAGITTARIANS!
May your Journey bring you Home!

The water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, are wellsprings. Fire signs, leaders, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, follow water!

Cancer, chalice of home, begets Leo teens, confident self expression.
Scorpio empowerment through worthy sharing with partners, leads to Sagittarian confidence to promote, to travel Life’s Path.
Pisces, keeper of Spirit and Soul, makes the music that makes an Aries’s feet dance into places that were once only dreams!

Now, here we are in the last fire sign, Sagittarius, teacher, way shower. From Scorpio molten depths, to Sagittarius flaming arrows! Sagittarius is the Spirit in travel mode, finding the Path of Life, making the maps for the Soul to see, to explore, to Infinity Within, the greatest height of the rainbow arc! The greatest trip you will ever take is the one right between your own eyes, your Life! Space like you wouldn’t believe. For a Sagittarian, it’s never too big in there, and it’s always too long in one place! Not restless exactly, just a bigger curiosity quotient, motion is the name of the game! There is SO much to learn!

The more we travel, the more we learn, the greater the perspective, the knowing of the meaning of the whole. Sag wants to know what it all means, and continues to learn for the sake of learning! Traveling the inner world is a metaphor for traveling the external physical world, and vice versa! What we see that we love on the outside we need to create within, always have it in our hearts. We can travel so far, yet we are still our self.

Being far, far away, sometimes is so good. It loosens the bonds of our burdens, lets us rest, gather strength, restores our Spirit. Other times, the troubles go right along with us, dampening our Spirit. No matter which, distance helps us see so many things, a new vantage point, like rays on a wheel seeing back to the Center. And love? A woman with Sun, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury in Sagittarius says: All the miles in the world will never stop me from caring about you! Distance may be nothing at all.

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Cancers to 2012, Emotional Temperance, Spiritual Balance

Night walk, evening birds settling, crickets, music drifting from open windows, a little jasmine, mmm.  And someone is baking an apple pie.  And you?  Are you worried, concerned for your children, something at school, your budget, your home needs some repairs, an elder parent needs more care than you might be able to give?  It’s ok.  Good time for emotional sorting, letting the day’s feeling flow by, letting go of what’s not important, what you can’t change, knowing things will work out, thinking about who you can rely on or reach out to.  Good.  Deep breath.  Just let go.  Bless you for being so loving and caring.      

This is the perfect environment to use your intuition clearly, to make excellent decisions.  Others may be inundated with their fears, some are even high on their troubles, sleep may be a distant fantasy, crazy is right beside you!  Your reminding them we have natural cycles, cycles within cycles, that it simply won’t always be this way, can help them recenter, restore them to spiritual balance.   Next time it might be them calming you!       

Maybe crabs walk sideways, to circle the issues, see things from all points of view.  They are walking around the Great Circle of Life, this time leading to 2012!  Hold my hand, let’s go together.       

Summer Solstice Magic!

Summer is precious time!  You can migrate north, or stay and tend your garden!  You can set up a pool for the kids, take a journey!  If you are an urban farmer, there is at least triple the work!  Plants are bigger, more hungry, more maintenance, plus harvesting, and as they finish producing, soil needs refurbishing, more needs to be planted.  Also it is a time, even now, to be thinking of fall planting.  This is so Cancerian a time, nurturing, providing food for your family, securing the time to come.     

Play is definitely on the agenda!  How can you resist the radiance of abundant flowers, the fine weather, wonderful outdoor swims and water sports, hiking, camping, barbeques, vacations!  The joy of these experiences together bring a natural bonding, support for each other.  Meeting new people on trips extends our cultural acceptance.  For young people, these are lifelong skills that strengthen our sense of self, we can be part of a larger community.      

The loving protection and shelter, care without demanding a payment that Cancers give, allow a safe space for a precious innocence, exploration without bias.  The relaxation, summer’s heat melting us, lets us feel our feelings more deeply.  Along with all the brilliant sky and sunlight, summer can be a coming home, no matter where you are.    

Summer Love & Magic! May your beauty shine among the stars!

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