What is my Rising Sign?

Your Rising Sign is your Ascendant: the Sign that was rising on the Eastern Horizon at the moment of your birth.

The Ascendant Sign reflects the manner in which you present yourself to the world. 

Have you ever wondered why you best friend who is a Pisces Sun comes across so brash and headstrong and not caring and spiritual as you would expect of a Piscean?

Amongst many astrological factors, we could simply surmise that their Ascendant is in Aries and what you see is their fearless independence asserting itself as they navigate through the world.

Their Aries Ascendant assists them to accomplish their goal to become the full potential of a Pisces Sun in their own unique way!

This is what our Ascendant does, it helps us to explore, to grow and interact with the others.

It is the mask we wear, our persona and the vehicle we use to navigate our being through this incarnation.

Along with your Sun and Moon sign, knowing your Ascendant is vital to understanding your astrological make-up and how you can experience the best out of life.

I can draw up your birth chart and provide you with a brief one-page summary of your astrological make-up that you can use to get a better understanding of the transits, Moon cycles and other astrological events that I and other astrologer’s blog about regularly.

For example, knowing your Ascendant will give you an indication as to where the Jupiter Pisces ingress will be experienced here on the ground in your daily life. Knowing this will prepare you to use the planetary energies to their full potential.

Order your chart and summary here

Jupiter in Pisces – Compassion and Intuition Rule!

For awhile anyway!

Jupiter will ingress (astrological term meaning ‘to move’) into 00° Pisces at 8:36am AEST, Friday 14th May 2021. 

As a 01°Piscean I can’t wait for this ingress as Jupiter will be conjunct my Sun for the whole of this period. 

Jupiter will go retrograde during His time in Pisces, traversing back through 02° to 00° Pisces from 21 June until around 11:15am on Wednesday 28th July when He makes ingress back into Aquarius at 29°.

Jupiter will remain in Aquarius until 29th December this year and then He will spend most of 2022 in Pisces (He’ll retrograde into Aries in the middle of 2002). 

This brief transit during May  to July this year will give us an idea as to His benefit influence on our lives during 2022. 

So what is so good about having Jupiter in Pisces?

Jupiter is the Traditional Ruler of Pisces. Neptune became the ruler in the 19th Century. And where is Neptune during this period? He is in Pisces too! With both rulers in their sign of Dignity, their greatest expression will be energised to the full!

Wherever we find Jupiter in our charts we find expansion, so in Pisces He expands Piscean energy in the areas of:

♊︎ Empathy ♊︎ Compassion ♊︎ Intuition ♊︎ Creativity ♊︎ Spirituality

Jupiter in Pisces plays the role of the seer, urging us to seek meaning, find connectivity, to adventure in search of wisdom and gain faith in our awareness of being!

In Pisces, Jupiter awakens our urge to know and to know we must go inwards and use our minds to comprehend the incomprehensible so that we can come back out with new found wisdom and live life in world to our fullest potential. 

Wow – such a Piscean statement! 

But one that resonates with this cosmic energy and one that shows how valuable the Piscean tools of empathy, intuition and creativity are essential to the work we will be urged to perform on our inner being during this transit of Jupiter.

Neptune is here too, and has been since 2011 and will remain so until 2026, and He brings a transcendent vibe to our sense of awareness: we are prompted to explore our connection with a higher realm of being, to release ourselves from the grasping limitations of the material world and experience a oneness with the source. 

Of course, all of this comes with dangers too! The danger of being overwhelmed by emotions and developing a sense of helplessness in the face of the seeming cruelty of the world outside of ourselves. Escapism in all its forms could be a trap for us during this transit: we may feel so overwhelmed that we turn to unproductive habits to dissolve the pain of awareness. 

Knowing this and preparing for an increase in intuition and spiritual awareness is highly recommended: tap into the modalities that inspire your creativity; that relax and still your mind; that bring an uplifting sense of joy. Meditation, yoga, poetry, painting, being in nature, etc. will be of great benefit to our transcendence and expansion during this time (and on into our future).

Make this Jupiter in Pisces transit one in which you tap into your very sense of being, expand your awareness of your reality, and in becoming something more than you currently are, find growth and harmony in your life’s experience!

The question most people ask an astrologer, is where will this exactly happen in my life? In what areas of my life will I be feeling this urge to release from the limitations of the material world and make contact with my higher being?

Well, if you are a Pisces Sun from 00° – 10° you’ll find this an intense but exhilarating period, as Jupiter will be conjunct your Sun bringing optimism and preparing you to begin a new 12 year Jupterian cycle of growth and expansion of your sense of individuality through the expansion of your understanding of reality: the development of wisdom.

See why I wrote initially, that as a 01°Piscean, this would be a great transit for me!!!!

How this pans out for you, can be gleaned if you now your Rising Sign (this is your Ascendant. – the sign on the cusp of the 1st House in your natal chart – find it here if you don’t know it):

♈︎ Aries – 12th House – a time to explore the spiritual dimensions of your life, a time to allow the ego to resign itself to quiet place and relax into an expanded awareness of being connected to something that is more than just yourself.

♉︎ Taurus – 11th House – exploring your future with others, finding and growing with your tribe will be beneficial to your evolving self during this transit.

♊︎ Gemini – 10th House – where do you want to shine? Here your ambition to achieve and leave your mark in world will subject to the introspection that Jupiter in Pisces stimulates. 

♋︎ Cancer – 9th House – Jupiter will enjoy stimulating your desire for inner adventure, the exploration of your spiritual self and the gaining of wisdom that’ll enhance your understanding of your place in the scheme of things.

♌︎ Leo – 8th House – intimacy and resources will be highlighted for you and how you use these factors in your life to achieve power and transformation: merging with others on a deep level may bring about a new better you!

♍︎ Virgo – 7th House – relationships! Empathy and equality may be the Jupiter in Pisces message for you: co-operating with those you are in relationship with (romantic; platonic; business; etc) will be an area for you to expand your awareness of your true self.

♎︎ Libra – 6th House – giving of your self: your work and wellbeing will be the focus here – seeking meaning to life through contributing to the happiness and wellbeing of others, will be an area that you will find Jupiter energising your faith in your own self-worth through harmonising with others.

♏︎ Scorpio – 5th House – self-expression of your uniqueness is an area that you’ll feel the urge to expand your creative being during this transit. What do you create? Children? Art? Love? These will be the focus of this transit and through creating new connections with others your drive to shine will be fulfilled!

♐︎ Sagittarius – 4th House – Jupiter will be focusing on your roots and the foundational you. Sounds ominous, but this is the area of life where you seek nurturing, such as your your home life – where you feel emotionally secure and ready to extend yourself into the world strengthened and ready to take on the challenges that come with expanding our awareness of reality!

♑︎ Capricorn – 3rd House – this will be all about communicating with others and gaining a clearer perception of what is important for you to grow into your authentic self. Learning will be of value in expanding your awareness of who you are and the potential to becomes something much more! Learning astrology may be helpful here!

♒︎ Aquarius – 2nd House – values and self-esteem will be an area for growth and understanding with Jupiter in pisces. Here you will dig deep into the resources that offer you the greatest opportunity to develop your sense of worth as a unique being. Given that we are talking about Jupiter in Pisces being in your 2nd House, we are going to focus on spiritual values: the resources that bring a transcendant harmony to your life and aid you to find growth.

♓︎ Pisces – 1st House – your very identity will be given a boast with Jupiter in Pisces. The means by which you explore the world will be expanded and open to new transcendental opportunities! Here you will energised to explore your identity from within so as to express your authentic self to world outside. 

If your natal Sun is between 00° and 04°Pisces, Jupiter will be conjunct and as I discussed above, this a time of great opportunities to build on who you are and to become the better self you know in your heart you can be!

Enjoy!

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Finding contentment in Taurus 2021

Happy Birthday to all my Taurus friends and welcome to Taurus Season!

20th April 2021 until 21 May 2021

The Goddess arrives! The Earth is born!

The sunlight gleams on the Bull’s gold horn.

All nature stirs as Taurus is seen,

bearing Venus, the Earth’s bright Queen.

The fire of Mars is lulled to rest

as he lays his head on her soft breast.

Lady of Love all hail to thee,

for Cupid’s swift dart and quickening tree.

Venus in Taurus shows the way,

to live our lives from day to day.

In sons and daughters of this sign

patience and loyalty in them shine.

Wisdom too is here aligned,

in the Sacred Bull all are combined.

Venus manifest in fertile Earth,

all her glories brings to birth!

Taurus, by Patricia C. Crowther. 

A stirring poem from one of my favourite Wiccan’s, written from a northern hemisphere perspective, but just as meaningful for us in the southern hemisphere as it is so rich with Taurian imagery!

Patricia evokes the Fixed nature of Taurus, his enduring stability and drive to preserve. She highlights the Bull’s receptivity, reliability and practicality of the Earth element, as well as the rulership of Venus in this sign. 

Listen Patricia read her Rite of Taurus here

On the day of the ingress into the sign of Taurus we find the Sun forming a wonderful stellium with Mercury, Venus, and Uranus.

With Venus ruling Taurus, She is dignified here, and joins with the Sun to express affection, beauty and harmony in the revelation  of our true self.

Mercury aids our ability to communicate this creative being, and Uranus awakens our desire to be authentic!

Uranus in Taurus has us re-evaluate our self-worth and our relationship with material possessions: What do I value? Does the accumulation of ’stuff’ really make me happy? What do I really need to be content? In ourselves, we need to find our true value!

Uranus remains in Taurus all year (actually, until 2026!) and will influence our lives greatly (see my post here for more on this).

Fundamentally, this a challenge from the Great Awakener to seek independence from tradition so as to  establish a secure and harmonious new being: our unique, inventive, creative and authentic self.

If you’d like to learn more about Uranus, Taurus and how you can use astrology to better your living experience, check out my basic learn astrology course here.

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Rebirth and the New Moon in Aries

New Moon in 22°Aries on April 12, 2021 at 12:30pm AEST (April 11 4:30pm UTC)

With the New Moon in Aries we have the start of a new lunar cycle.

When the Sun enters Aries, it is the start of the astrological new year, and when we have the first new moon in Aries we initiate and establish a new way of operating within this new year.

So, now we have a great opportunity to leave the past behind and steer a new course of action through the coming year.

New Moon’s are about new beginnings.

Having a New Moon in Aries gives us an enthusiasm for life, for growth and for the expression of our authentic self.

We can tap into this assertive cosmic energy to initiate new projects and ways of behaviour that will see us evolve into the being we wish to be.

Maybe we take this opportunity to review how we relate to ourselves, how we express our identity, and perhaps start a process of recreation, and some of the aspects occurring at this time will make sure we do!

With Venus being conjunct the New Moon, we may have to review our relationship with ourselves, what we value and what brings harmony to our sense of being.

Image: Jan Brueghel the Elder, Orpheus in the Underworld, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Pluto forms a square with the Sun and Venus at this time and urges us towards rebirth, transformation of our very nature. Pluto will bring some tension to our sense of self and the relationships we have with others at this time.

Pluto will  have us penetrate to the core of our being to review that shadow-side which is hidden and but which if integrated into our being will make us whole.

Here we can conquer our inhibitions to realise our sense of individuality, our urge to create and shine! Pluto is power – the power to resurrect ourselves, like a Phoenix reborn!

Mars is in sextile to the New Moon, so here we have a harmonic aspect that brings a flowing cosmic energy to support the opportunities we make for ourselves during this period. There will be a sense of courage, excitement and an urge to achieve with this aspect – tap in and use it well!

Make sure any plans to transform yourself are realistic as by the the Full Moon in a couple of weeks you will start to see the results and be in a position to affirm, adjust or discard this plan for the new you!

So, where will this New Moon be energetically influencing your life and revealing areas for change and growth?

Check which House the New Moon is transiting in your natal chart. For example, we here we have Carl Jung’s natal chart, who if he were still in his physical body with us today, would be experiencing the New Moon energies in his 2nd House, the area of life in which he seeks material security, value and self-worth. On a mundane level, this is the House of Money, resources and income. So, if this was occurring for you, what changes would you need to make to ensure you needs for self-worth?

Also, if you what to go deeper, check out the aspects that the New Moon at 22° Aries makes to any planets you have between 20 – 24° degrees, such as:

  • Squares in Capricorn or Cancer (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth);
  • Oppositions in Libra (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies). In the chart above, we can see that Carl Jung would be experiencing an opposition with his natal Jupiter: possibly an emotional time, where he would be questioning the meaning of life, to bring balance to his need for emotional stability, and to explore the deeper spiritual aspects of his being so as to find harmony and peace.
  • Trines in Sagittarius or Leo (harmony and flow will be found here, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality there can bring);
  • Sextiles in Aquarius or Gemini (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities to grow).  
  • Conjunctions in Aries.  When conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

Which ever house the planet is in will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the New Moon in your daily life.

Take a look at my home page, and feel free to contact me if you’d like to explore your birth chart or help interpreting the cosmic forecast for a successful future.

Better still, learn to do such forecasting for yourself – check out my basic learn astrology course here.

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Using astrology to live life to the full.

Learn practical astrology.

Six Session Zoom Class

starting 1 September 2021

Using your own birth chart*, you will be given magickal and astrological tools to work with the planets here on Earth and use them to your Soul’s advantage!

This bi-weekly 6 session on-line course will be fundamental and basic in an essential and  practical manner.

You will be able to readily apply the information to your life and use it to power yourself through this incarnation.

Week 1: Living in harmony with the seasons: astrology’s secret to getting the most out of life:

○ What is astrology? ○ Tropical Astrology and The Ecliptic

○ The Zodiac ○ The Planets

Week 2: Living a magickal life by partnering with your birth chart:

○ The four angles and your incarnation ○ My chart ruler

○ Elemental influences ○ The Houses and life’s experience

Week 3: My Soul’s journey in this incarnation:

○ Navigating the Head and Tail of the Dragon!

Week 4: Healing my wounds and growth in this incarnation.

○ Chiron ○ Archetypes and the value of mythology 

Week 5: How to use your birth chart and the cosmic cycle for happiness  and expansion:

○  Planning your future?   ○ Happy Returns – The cycle of birthday growth

Week 6: Harnessing the power of the Planets!

○ Managing Mercury retrogrades ○ Preparing for the cosmic ‘weather

  • The course commences 7pm on Wednesday, 1st September 2021 and then bi-weekly Wednesday for 6 sessions.
  • It will be run as a small class to ensure a personal experience for all (min 4/max 6 participants).
  • Each session will be via Zoom, and will last up to 2 hours, including Q&A. 
  • Cost is $150.00 paid in advance.
  • Each session will be recorded and provided afterwards for you to review.
  • To enrol or gain further information email me here

*When you enrol, I will ask if you consent to me using your birth chart to exemplify the course material – it really does make it personal and helps to understand the concepts! If you consent, I will need your birth details: city of birth, date and time. Your personal details, aside from name will not be made available to others.

Healing through Balance and Harmony!

Full Moon 29 March 2021 at 08°Libra 

Occurring approximately 5:48am AEDT (6:48pm UT on 28 March).

A Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are in direct opposition to each other in the Zodiac: 08°Aries and 08°Libra respectively.

A Full Moon is often seen as time of things coming to fruition, ending and evolving. 

Being in the sign of Libra, we will be experiencing the evolution of that which we value and brings us into harmonious balance with others.

The Libra qualities of love; beauty; self-worth; security; will all be emphasised through the Moon’s emotional energy at this time.

So this will be an ideal time to find some peace and quiet, to share time with a loved one, explore nature, reflect on the beauty of life and creativity: all with a view to evolving our relationship with these concepts and others.

A time then, to connect with others on an emotional level, connect deeper and express our needs for emotional security and nurturing. 

Conversely , we will need to be alert to others around us and to consider their emotional needs: we need to blend and find comfort in our unions with others. This is indicated well in the chart with the opposition with Venus and Chiron. The Full Moon at 08°Libra is forming an opposition to the Sun which is conjunct Venus and Chiron (all at around 08°Aries).

With the Moon opposing Venus, we may find relating to others somewhat tense. Venus rules Libra, but finds herself in a position of detriment in the sign of Aries: here she will struggle to express herself well – an indication of her influence upon the Moon in Libra.

The best astrological advice for interacting with people during this Full Moon (as well as a day or so either side), is to breathe, remain calm, be diplomatic and seek balance and harmony in all interactions – even with those that push your buttons! 

What buttons maybe pushed? With Chiron, the wounded-healer, being in Aries the focus is on our identity, our vitality and drive. Maybe we are too focused on our needs to see those of others? Or, do we lack self-esteem and and a sense of value? Having the inner light of the Moon reveal these wounds to our sense of self during this time will enable us to seek the healing we need to evolve and find harmony in life. Healing will be found through the Venusian principles of union and harmony.

With the Moon forming a trine to Mars in Gemini, we may have an ally to provide some additional planetary energy in boosting our confidence to tackle these sensitive emotional issues! Note also the karmic element of Mars being conjunct the North Node of the Moon pointing to becoming whole!

To get an idea where this will be happening in your life look to your natal chart and see in which house this Full Moon occurs – where is 08°Libra in your chart (here it is the 7th House, emphasising relationships).

Which ever house the Moon is in will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the Full Moon in your daily life.

Aspects that the Full Moon makes to planets or points (e.g., Ascendant, Midheaven, etc) in your chart of between 06° and 10° will add additional levels of understanding to the impact of this event. 

You will find the following aspects occurring in these signs:

  • Opposition: Aries (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies);
  • Conjunction: Libra (when conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together);
  • Sextile: Leo or Sagittarius (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities to grow);
  • Square: Cancer or Capricorn (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth);
  • Trine: Gemini or Aquarius (harmony and flow will be found here, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality there can bring).

Aspects in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) will be especially strong and significant for you at this time.

Take a look at my home page, and feel free to contact me if you’d like to explore your birth chart or help interpreting the cosmic forecast for a successful future.

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New Moon in Pisces – The Bridge that connects us to spiritual love!

On the 13th March 2021 at 9:21 pm AEDT we have a New Moon at 23° Pisces.

This brings a beautiful theme of connecting and finding harmony in our relationships with the totality of life.

At this time, the Sun is conjunct the Moon, forming the New Moon.

A Full Moon is when the Sun opposes the Moon (this will occur on 29 March at 08° Libra).

A conjunction occurs when two planets share the same sign and within a close distance to each other. The Moon and Sun are conjunct at the time of the New Moon. When conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

This New Moon is itself conjunct Neptune and Venus, both in the sign of Pisces.

Pisces brings the energy of spirituality, compassion, and intuition to our creative life force (The Sun) which is fused with our instinctual being (The Moon): bringing a drive to express our authentic self as one with the totality of life!

Neptune rules Pisces and energises this part of the Zodiac with the capacity to dissolve, release and then transcend that which limits us.

Venus is said to be Exalted in Pisces! This means She is treated like an honoured guest and her energy is inflated – Super Venus Power!

Being placed here, Venus will aid us in uncovering what is of real value to us, what we truely love and what brings real balance to our wellbeing.

This is beyond physical love and the relationships we forge with others on the mundane level – this is soul level love: the love that transcends the need for desire or want.

With Venus in Pisces we find love in the Divine! The Source of All Life and happiness comes from our Being aware of this Reality!

This combination of cosmic energy suggests a great opportunity to meditate or engage in whatever spiritual practice will allow you to uncover what needs to be transcended so as to bring harmony, beauty and value to your spiritual life.

So, where will this New Moon be energetically influencing your life and revealing areas to ramp up for change and growth?

Check which House the New Moon is transiting in your natal chart. This will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the New Moon in your daily life.

Also, if you what too go deeper, check out the aspects that the New Moon at 23° Pisces makes to any planets you have between 19 – 27° degrees, such as:

  • Squares in Gemini or Sagittarius (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth);
  • Oppositions in Virgo (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies);
  • Trines in Cancer or Scorpio (harmony and flow will be found here, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality there can bring);
  • Sextiles in Taurus or Capricorn (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities to grow).  
  • Conjunctions in Pisces.  As I wrote above, when conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

Take a look at my home page, and feel free to contact me if you’d like to explore your birth chart or help interpreting the cosmic forecast for a successful future.

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Activation of our Authenticity!

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Here in Australia we will have a Full Moon on February 27th at 8 degrees 57 minutes of Virgo.

Virgo nourishes the soul and the body: she is the maiden that seeks purity of mind, body and spirit.

Being ruled by Mercury, Virgo seeks to enlighten and is the bridge between the known and the unknown, the seen and the unseen.

Virgo is therefore ever helpful, thoughtful, and is associated with daily life, our work and our wellbeing.

With the Full Moon being in Virgo, our emotional needs can come under the spotlight for review: perhaps its time to live a healthier lifestyle? Are we managing the stressors of life in a positive and proactive way? Is our working life in balance with our emotional life? Can we find a way to de-stress and improve our mental wellbeing?

As I always say, nothing in astrology occurs in isolation!

Here we also have the influence of the Saturn Uranus square I wrote about here.

With the Full Moon, this then may be the opportunity to make radical and even revolutionary changes to the way in which manage our work and wellbeing, and how we nourish the body and soul.

We may find that the processes we started earlier this year and especially those around the time of the New Moon of February 12th at 23° Aquarius are perfect for our transformation and mark the way forward to a healthier way of being.

Whatever you do now that has a positive impact on your whole self, will become the new foundation for your journey to the authentic self: your original self that is part of the whole!

Obviously, this may not come easily, the Saturn Uranus square brings tension and upheaval: we will rebel against the old ways of doing things and implement new ways of being!

Luckily, the Pisces Sun being conjunct Venus, will illuminate these issues with an ability to find the contentment, value and beauty in making such difficult changes to our way of living.

Interesting times ahead for us all!

So, where will this Full Moon be energetically influencing your life and revealing areas for change? Check which House the Full Moon is transiting in your natal chart.

For example, in the chart above it is in the 1st House of our identity and the manner in which we explore the world around us. With the Full Moon lighting up this area of life, our emotional needs will be in the forefront and will need to be well balanced to make sure we don’t drain others with our own need to be nurtured! Finding new and improved ways of gaining our emotional security will be the focus!

If the Full Moon was in your 7th House of balance through partnership, co-operation with others maybe ripe for review and if played well, will see a strengthening of connection as we explore life with someone else in companionship!

Take a look at my home page, and feel free to contact me if you’d like to explore your birth chart or help interpreting the cosmic forecast for a successful future.

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Can friction, tension and conflict be a good thing?

With Saturn squaring Uranus on 18 February 2021 it could be so!

Saturn at 07° 13’ Aquarius squares Uranus at 07° 13’ Taurus.

In astrology, a square is a harmonic aspect between two planets forming a 90° angle.

A square brings tense energies which can create a sense of collision, friction, conflict, and stress, but which if handled well, will provide us with greatest opportunity for growth!

To handle such a situation well requires us to take action.

Such a situation occurs on 18th February when we find Saturn squaring Uranus.

Uranus is the planet of our Soul’s evolution as Uranus connects our personal mind with that of the Universal Mind.

With Uranus, we gain a glimpse of the universal consciousness, and this aids us in realigning our earthly goals with a bigger picture, one that satisfies our evolutionary drive to become something more than we currently are.

This realignment provided by Uranus is in potential only – we need to take action to make it manifest in our life here on Earth.

Luckily, we have Saturn to push us into action: to turn a sartorial moment into a firm foundation for the authentic self to establish itself and continue to flourish!

Recall that Saturn in Greek mythology is Kronos and it was he who usurped his father Uranus to become King of the Gods (see my post here for more mythology). To enflame the conflict between these gods, it is worth noting that Saturn traditionally rules Aquarius but has had that role appropriated by Uranus!

With that in mind, we can see that Saturn may enjoy causing Uranus some conflict!

For us mortals though, we are being challenged by this friction: challenged by Father Time (Kronos = Saturn) to take action and build a new model of our evolving self (revealed by Uranus).

Saturn will challenge us to use our earthly assets to build a transcendent being: a Uranian being that is structurally sound and committed to seeing our karmic responsibilities in this incarnation.

Heavy stuff!

No wonder our ancient foremothers and fathers referred to this deep transformative work as The Great Work – the true alchemical change to realign and rebuild ourselves into the True Self – the Universal Self.

With all of this occurring in Taurus we can see how this cosmic drive will be expressed for us on the earthly plane.

As we know, Taurus is a fixed earth sign. He is is the Bull – a powerful vibrant creature that seeks the security of material stability – happy in a verdant paddock of lush grass, a shady tree and a flowing brook are His fundamental needs, desires and all.

As a Zodiacal Sign, Taurus instills within in us a practical and sensual nature, along with a  commitment to endure and maintain a loving peaceful existence. 

Great stuff if all is going well for the Bull, but if his brook dries up and his grass starts to wither, will His stubborn nature allow Him to move on and find greener pastures elsewhere?

With Saturn probing Uranus to action in the sign of Taurus we have the situation where we are being asked to seek new and radical ways to secure our material sense of security, to review and reset our concept of value, wealth, and worth.

For many of us, if we sit with this and meditate on the depth of the cosmic urge for spiritual revolution we may come to the conclusion that instead of placing great value on material wealth, we must realign our societal, cultural and personal values in order to recognise increases in consciousness as of greater value: conscious wealth!

Why do I suggest this? Saturn is Aquarius – the sign of the Mind, consciousness and future vision!

Interesting times ahead for us all. 

So, if you have any planets between 1° to 19° in the Fixed Signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius you’ll definitely be feeling the push to evolve your way of thinking and revaluate what you value.

By the way, this is not a one of event, this is part of a 45 year cycle that started in 1988! I’ll write more on this soon.

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New Moons and castrating gods!

Believe it or not – there is a theme!

We have a New Moon on February 12th 23° Aquarius at 6:05AM AEDT (7:05pm GMT, 11th February).

At around the time of this New Moon, The Sun, The Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn all find themselves in the Zodiacal Sign of Aquarius.

With the New Moon sharing this line-up,  we can expect a cosmic energy boost to our inventive, innovative, radical, yet objective and humanitarian selves!

This New Moon will be a  good time to start a new venture – maybe join a group of like-minded individuals; maybe you’ll meet via Zoom; maybe your goals are to revision the future – all Aquarian concepts!

As I often say, nothing in astrology occurs in isolation – a New Moon will never occur without the other planets forming relationships that paint the full cosmic picture.

As such, there are also other aspects occurring, such as Mars squaring the Sun, Moon and Mercury: making us quick to anger? maybe too impatient? or, too assertive? Things to be mindful of at this time!

But, of great significance is Saturn’s square to Uranus – this relationship between the mythologically castrated father (Uranus) and the castrator son (Saturn) is going to be playing out huge for us all this year! 

Uranus (Ouranous) created the Heavens and with Gaia (creator of Earth) brought forth many of the Greek gods and other mythological beings, some of which were unpleasing to Uranus (such as cyclops) and he returned them to live within Gaia. Well, not being too happy with giving birth and them having her children returned to her, she had one of her children castrate Uranus! This child was Chronos, known to us as Saturn, who then overthrow his father to become king of the Gods (until his son, Zeus – Jupiter did the same to him!) – it was worse than Days of Our Lives back in the times of the Titans and Olympians! 

Image: Castration of Uranus- https://iconographic.warburg.sas.ac.uk/vpc/VPC_search/record.php?record=68217

Saturn is responsibilities, accountability, the need for stability and security, and the maintenance of traditions. Also known as the The Lord of Karma.

Uranus is independence from tradition, change, innovation and invention, as well as championing  the unconventional. The Great Awakener.

Almost polar opposites, and being in square aspect at the time of this post – expect friction in your life where your natal chart has any planets at around 4° to 18°of the fixed signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio.

In which House you find these planets in your natal chart will be subject to revolutionary scrutiny – is it time to radically change the way you operate in this world? Is it time to establish new traditions? Expect the status-quo to be shaken up – its time to reinvent ourselves!

More on this significant astrological events in the coming weeks.

Back to the New Moon –  a  time to ‘plant the seeds’ for our next stage in our ongoing transformation. Where this occurs in your birth chart, you will feel the drive to change, revolutionise and transcend the old ways of being or doing things – innovate and reinvent yourself  – and take someone with you on this new journey in life!

So, where will this New Moon be energetically influencing your life? 

Check out the aspects that the New Moon at 23° Aquarius makes to any planets you have between 19 – 27° degrees, such as:

  • Squares in Taurus or Scorpio (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth);
  • Oppositions in Leo (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies);
  • Trines in Gemini or Libra (harmony and flow will be found here, but if not worked with, the energies will lack the vitality there can bring);
  • Sextiles in Sagittarius or Aries (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing opportunities to grow).  
  • Conjunctions in Aquarius.  When conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together.

Which ever House the planet is in will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the New Moon.

Take a look at my home page if you’d like to contact me to do this for you, and also this post to get a better understanding of aspects and their use in astrological interpretation.

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