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Showing posts with label Mutable Grand Cross. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mutable Grand Cross. Show all posts

Oct 15, 2021

When Jupiter reaches Shadow Degree January 2022

by Jude Cowell

Update Sunday October 17, 2021: A look back about 12 years ago when transit Jupiter was @2Pis11:03 on January 27, 2010 (12:21:13 pm est) may be informative. Rising 29Tau27 with 2022 North Node @00Gem31 rising there; MC @7AQ43 (The Goal Point), is 2021 Saturn's favorite spot in the Zodiac to tarry these days. Meanwhile, 2010 Jupiter @2Pis11:03 is fresh off his Great Conjunction/s with dreamy Neptune (3 times in 2009 in the range of 24-27AQ), there's a difficult Saturn-Pluto square (0A14), but the breakthrough pair Jupiter and Uranus have yet to conjunct at Aries Point in June. Additionally, an unaspected 2010 Uranus @24Pis01 (of spurtlike activity) is where the 2022 Jupiter-Neptune Conjunction takes place = 'decisions based on odd or unusual theories' (our current condition thanks to bad faith actors, aka, saboteurs). Plus, Moon @2Can01 opposes Pluto (4Cap13) and forms a dynamic T-Square with 5th house Saturn Rx @4Lib28 suggesting 'realism concerning gloomy thoughts, constraining forces', and 'pressure to regroup forces and plan anew' (Tyl). The Prenatal Solar Eclipse series is the 12 North which speaks of 'accepting new responsibilities and commitments' (B. Brady) via the Solar Eclipse of January 15, 2010 @25Capricorn which is, as you well know, a highly sensitized area of the Zodiac these days and is very near US 1776 Pluto which returns to natal degree multiple times in 2022, a major first-ever transit.

Of course, you'll recognize the 2010 time period as an Obama administration year in which 'Obamacare' (ACA) was successfully passed in March but as a cosmic time link, the T-Square also involves the orange menace (or blighter as I often think of him) because 2010 Saturn conjuncts his natal 2nd house Neptune so that other potentials are suggested by the intense Moon-Pluto opposition of 2010 such as 'seeking miracles as rescue from immediate problems' and a 'lack of emotional clarity' (Munkasey). And while he probably sought miracles in 2010 with the Saturn-to-Neptune "grim face of a reality" transit in effect, he certainly excels with his ridiculous notions and fantasies now.

Original post begins here:

Friday October 15, 2021: Below is the DC Horoscope showing the moment on January 8, 2022 that transit Jupiter reaches, then surpasses, his own 'Shadow Degree' of 2Pis11:03 (10:12:31 pm est Washington DC with fixed star Denebola rising (to go against society; out of the mainstream). As you can see, starry Bellatrix (success through the shadow) sparkles at Midheaven (MC = The Goal/Aspirations/Public Status). But the fly in this Jupiterian ointment is the Mutable Grand Cross (highlighted in lavender) formed with the Ascendant and MC - but there are US natal Neptune conjunct ASC, and US natal Mars conjunct MC - making America's problematic square visible to the world, and is perhaps a suggestion of the US acting on the World Stage:

Now as we see, transit Neptune @20Pisces49 remains in process of opposing US Neptune in Virgo (sign of health) with racial and other persecutions denoted along with a clash of ideals - while this Mars @18Sag54 (conjunct IC) soon opposes US natal Mars (22Gemini), a 'head-against-brick-wall' transit. Thus the 2022 Mars-Neptune square activates or triggers the energies of America's natal Mars-Neptune square of misdirected actions and confused motivations with its tragic 'fog of war' implications. However, positively inspired action is certainly a potential but only if reality is directly and honestly faced (see chart-ruler Mercury's applying aspects, lower left corner).

And of course, facing Saturnian reality is only possible with Joe Biden in the White House and was never even considered by the orange menace (the great privaricator, the grand fantacist), then or now. Crazily, as I type his acolytes and financial enablers continue to advance his outright lies while making underhanded arrangements to steal elections in 2022 and 2024, because cheating is the only way the GOP can 'win'.

Even so, with his very survival at stake, reckon the orange menace cavorts upon The Edge of Petrified Forest? Well deserved if so, yet extreme caution is necessary since everyone knows that snakes are most dangerous when cornered:

So with stationing Jupiter @3Pisces ("A Petrified Forest" = 'SURVIVAL'), Jupiter in the above chart may represent on one level the Jupiterian Tr*mp fighting for his life. And as you see, Jupiter is posited in the 6th house of Military, Police, and Civil Service, plus, Health and Employment, so Yes, a weakening of someone's health may be indicated with contagious Neptune in 6th house, too.

More positively, the Covid situation in the US and across the globe will hopefully improve in 2022 as protective Jupiter moves ahead beginning in January, and/or political impasses may begin to resolve more beneficially in the US, or at least ease in some way or other. After all, Year 2022 starts under the cosmic imprint of the 5 South Solar Eclipse of December 4, 2021 @12Sag22 and with its joyful theme of benefits seems a positive way to start. And basically, once Jupiter turns Direct many projects can move ahead as 2022 proceeds. Also note the strong Venus-Sun-Pluto trio at 5th cusp of Risk-Taking with the predictive Syzygy Moon (last lunation prior, and was the first of 2021 on January 13th) of Joe Biden's Inauguration 2021 also conjoining the 5th cusp. Prominently, the 2021 Capricorn lunation @23Cap13 conjoined Inauguration 2021's Midheaven suggesting a seeding of new plans by the Biden administration.

Jupiter of Multiple Talents

Of course, gaseous Jupiter is also a corporate indicator as well and he loves the freedom to range beyond limitations and boundaries, but I don't care to guess at this early date what may improve for the corporate class unless we're talking about pro-democracy CEOs who pay their taxes and favor improvements within US society for the American people (often their customers! For after all, when the US government provides resources for the American people, We The People spend it back into the economy which aids the common good).

Now Jupiter may also represent bankers, financiers, investors, economists, military Generals, broadcasters, propagandists, professors, foreigners, and/or public relations gurus.

And we also know that generous Jupiter expands or increases everything he touches, positively or negatively, and sadly on June 24, 2021, with Jupiter at Station degree and apex planet of the difficult Saturn-Neptune midpoint (deceptive practices), Florida's Surfside Condominium Collapsed killing 98 people.

So whether or not the Jupiter at Station you see in the January 22nd chart signifies the wide-girthed orange menace, the functions of mundane Jupiter in Pisces will be set free at last and will move forward on many levels and in many realms of life since the Great Benefic turned retrograde on June 20, 2021 @2Pis11:03, the day of Summer Solstice 2021 (DC Horoscope shown: Jupiter at Station rises in DC!). Meanwhile, Washington's financial stalemates and heated legislative conflicts broiled on Jupiterian Capitol Hill, and it was a record-hot summer of heat waves in the US of A.

But wait! Mundane Jupiter the Hierphant can be religious yet he often wears a political cap so the planet 'entering fresh territory' in January 2022 will hopefully be helpful as the 2022 Midterms approach (day of a Lunar Eclipse!). Or at least, campaign donations will be huge - the same as they ever were.

Apr 19, 2019

Summer Solstice 2019's Planetary Patterns

The Planetary Patterns of Summer 2019 with Jupiter Leading the Throng

by Jude Cowell

In a previous post we considered the DC Horoscopes of Spring Equinox 2019 and Summer Solstice 2019 with both charts set for the White House and both having the same signs and degrees on their angles (14 Virgo rising, 12 Gemini at MC) which spotlights astrological Mercury--retrograde in Pisces and hangin' with deceptive Neptune in Spring but speeding through Cancer during the month of June.

As I type, we're in April and poised within the Spring season as we look ahead toward Summer so let's take another peek at the Summer Solstice 2019 chart with its Mutable Grand Cross, dynamic T-Squares, a focussed YOD, a Mystic Rectangle, and a Locomotive shape of planets chugging along behind Jupiter Rx.

Plus, Summer 2019 as a topic must include the karmic July 2, 2019 Solar Eclipse in Cancer and the July 2019 Lunar Eclipse (DC Horoscopes shown). So that's two disruptive Uranian 'wild cards' or 'cosmic blinks' in July, plus, America's 243rd birthday!

And mention should be made that in this chart Uranus @5Tau34 in the 8th house of Corporatism, Transformation, Debt/Credit, Insurance, Shared Resources, and the Occult is unaspected. Yes, Trump is a Jupiterian (natal Jupiter Stationary, materialistic and large) and a Martian (Mars rising with royal Regulus in royal Leo) but he's also very much a radical Uranian with his 10th house Uranus in Gemini behaving as his 'guiding planet' of chaos and disruption. When unaspected, the independent nature of planet Uranus is intensified along with its tendency to be unaffected by outside influences. Sparks of intuition may occur but won't inform the rest of the planets so that rigid, self-defeating, unconscious patterns of behavior are enforced rather than improved upon. And as you know, Uranus in money-oriented Taurus denotes a period when unusual sources of income are sought and speculation risks all in one roll of the dice. But with quirky Uranus in staid Taurus, premature action often leads to failure (Ebertin) making prudence and caution necessary.

Horoscope: Summer Solstice June 21, 2019 11:54:30 am edt White House Washington DC with my messy notes penned on as usual; please enlarge the image if you dare:

Prominent Planetary Patterns of Summer 2019

First, Jupiter Rx is the engine leading a Locomotive shape in the chart and this denotes high-powered executive/s ruthlessly determined upon success (Trump?). Yet with Jupiter retrograde, his plans may be delayed, interrupted, or somehow debilitated. Perhaps things will more easily progress once Jupiter resumes direct motion and trundles on his way forward after August 11, 2019. Note that astrological Jupiter may play many roles: politician, banker, corporatist, religious figure, judge, lawyer, military general, a wealthy person, a civil servant, an explorer/adventurer, and/or a fortune hunter.

A Mutable Grand Cross (Venus, Jupiter, Neptune, ASC) spotlights conditions of extreme restlessness and nervousness yet if the energies are well-handled can instead denote alertness and mental vigor. However, plans under its sway tend to be implemented inconsistently, indirectly, and by using impractical methods. Concentration is often lacking or is vacillating and indecisive. Needless to say, conditions are frustrating and, similar to the sign of Gemini, mental focus and actions tend to be spread too thinly in multiple directions to be as successful as they could be. Of course, the Grand Cross's oppositions describe a need to integrate logic and reasoning ability into circumstances and relationships in order to mitigate at least some of the instability and unreliability suggested here.

Add to this the muddled thinking and dreaminess when it comes to facing harsh realities embedded within a Jupiter-Neptune square, plus, a Venus-Neptune square's difficulty discerning the difference between reality and fantasy--with both squares and the people they represent affected by watery Neptune in its own sign of secretive Pisces--Neptune, planet of deception, lies, fraud, confusion, the media, the masses, and propaganda so it seems that we have a continuation of the Trumpish atmosphere of fantasy and deceit we've been mired in since Summer 2015.

Now naturally, any Grand Cross contains a few T-Squares, and the primary of which here is Venus-Jupiter = Neptune (conjunct the Descendant axis) so that foreign capital investments and/or foreign raids on the treasury are potentials. As a midpoint picture, possibilities include expansion, inflation, weakened limitations (such as laws?), and illusion and confusion delaying real progress. Also note that value-loving Venus is in duplicitous Gemini at the top of the chart for the entire world to see. Therefore, currency issues may also be indicated and be a goal (MC) and a topic of public discourse (Gemini). But Venus can also vengeful (especially when scorned) so retaliation may be on our Summer calendar as it always is for Donald Trump.

Then opposite Venus is banking planet Jupiter at IC and retrograde until August 11, 2019 (stations @14Sag30) so finances are in process of being reviewed, lessened, delayed, and/or retracted. Jupiter in 4th house suggests the involvement of Real Estate and/or Mining. Also in 4th house is Summer Solstice 2019's Prenatal Solar Eclipse ('PE') of January 5, 2019 @15Capricorn which imprinted upon the 116th Congress with its theme of 'joining new groups and gaining a great deal' ( Brady). Having two money planets opposing one another sounds a lot like a financial stand-off of some kind, doesn't it?

The YOD pointing toward the North Node (and Focused YOD pointing toward Saturn) show that a turning point or crossroad has been reached, a special task must completed, and/or a crisis awaits which must be dealt with. Plus, a combination of Saturn and South Node (of the Moon) is extremely limiting (cooperation needed!) and suggests some form of separation. However, at the base of the YOD the Moon-Jupiter sextile (60 degrees) suggests a ray of hope (A. Oken) yet we cannot ignore the fact that the Moon (the public) is apex of the socially concerned Saturn-Neptune midpoint which can indicate people with low character, pessimism, depression, and/or activities that serve no real purpose. And as a midpoint picture, Moon-Jupiter = Saturn also suggests limiting conditions; luck in brief spurts; lasting emotional misconceptions; negligence; inner conflicts; social disadvantages; and/or liver or gall bladder disease (Ebertin). Moon-Jupiter with NN merely hints at associations and new contacts that are 'on our path'.

As for the Mystic Rectangle (a pattern which always sounds rather groovy to me!) between Saturn, Neptune, NN, and ASC, its 'practical mysticism' vibe and karmic implications (Saturn, Nodal axis, and even slow-moving Neptune) can usually denote those who use mystical and/or astrological principles to guide their plans and actions so with Washington DC and our Founding Fathers well known for their mystical and astrological tendencies and interests via secret societies (ex: Freemasonry), I'll leave it for you to decide what and who in our present day may be hiding behind the scenes and manipulating outcomes during Summer 2019--or if the mystical pattern even applies to our circumstances at all!


Read more about the Mystic Rectangle planetary pattern.

Jun 9, 2018

Trump-Putin Alliance Threatens Current World Order

June 9, 2018: Trump-Putin and Current Events

by Jude Cowell

Image: 19 North Solar Eclipse Sept 1, 2016: Realism Opposed By Fantasy and Deceit

Below is an excerpt from a previous post which concerns Donald Trump and the lingering 19 North Solar Eclipse of September 1, 2016 @9Virgo with transit Neptune in Pisces opposing, veiling, and confusing. This is the Prenatal Solar Eclipse (PE) of both the 2016 Election and Inauguration 2017 and involves the basic themes we've been plagued by ever since: 'realism; coming down to earth; becoming aware of an old situation and seeing it for what it is rather than what (we) thought it was; a constructive time for tackling the truth' (Brady's Predictive Astrology):

Excerpt: "19N's degree (9Virgo) squares US natal Uranus 8Gem55 and opposes US natal Ceres and our Pluto-Chiron midpoint (8Pisces.) Will the themes of the eclipse block or merely be triggered? Uranus is always unpredictable yet we may expect that here it denotes an uncaring attitude toward humanity! 'Indifferent to the needs of society' seems a perfect description of recent anti-government upstarts and anarchists in Congress most if not all of whom are Republicans. Curiously, the 19N is also the Prenatal Eclipse Series of the Republican Party (July 6, 1854) which may increase their chances of election, this common-good populist blogger is sad to say.

Unfortunately, if rascally Utopian anarchists and social engineers hold sway in our 2016 Election results, their lack of community spirit will prevent karmic progress for our nation and we will continue to regress on many levels of the evolutionary scale. As you know, their brother's keeper they are Not and we shall all be forced to reap what they sow while Ayn Rand dances a jig in her grave." #

Excerpt from my original post April 12, 2014

Note that the 19 North Eclipse of 2016 also squared the 2 Old North Prenatal Solar Eclipse degree of Donald Trump (9Gemini) which repeats @21Cancer on July 12, 2018 with 'glum' themes of 'unfortunate news' and 'separations' (Brady). In 'real time' transit Neptune @9/10Pisces opposed the 2016 Eclipse (9Virgo) while squaring Trump's PE (9Gemini) - so that warring Antares @9Sag completes a difficult Cosmic Grand Cross. A Mutable Grand Cross (or Square) reveals unstable conditions of indecision, anxiety, and mentally running in circles. Bil Tierney says its conditions are like "a windmill in a windstorm" which is one way of describing the 'presidency' of Donald Trump. Nervous strain and exhaustion are the predictable results and those who lack conviction and/or fail to uphold higher principles are spotlighted and challenged. The saving grace is that many people may become more discriminating and aware during this time.

Now why does the 19 North Eclipse of 2016 'linger' with us? Because its descriptive themes continue to influence both the 2016 'Election' of Donald Trump, his tenure in the White House, and his January 20, 2017 'Inauguration' as engineered by Vladimir Putin and other foreign and domestic operatives so that those events and conditions 'linger' and bedevil America in the form of congenital liar Donald Trump, who prefers and supports dictator Putin instead of America's traditional allies.

Plus, transiting gaseous giant Neptune floating through its own sign of shady, secretive Pisces continues on its own to bring lies, deceit, betrayal, propaganda, paranoia, fear, contagion, water damages, loss, disappointment, and fraud to the American people as oceanic Neptune washes over the globe. 2016 Neptune opposing the 19 North eclipse (9 Pisces vs 9 Virgo across the victim-savior axis) continues to bode ill for it has obfuscated and muddled the forces of truth and realism embedded within the 19 North eclipse so that we continue to suffer under the influence of Trump's "fake news" propaganda and the support of his lies and deceit from the Republican Party, members of which must be mightily compromised by foreign governments with information hanging over their heads--and large amounts of money lining their pockets. Trump knows all of this which is why he could insult and destroy the campaigns of other 2016 candidates and why he can continue to oppose the Republicans in Congress and fail to uphold the traditional party platform. We could even say that Putin 'has Trump's back'.

Meeting in Canada: Canada's Trudeau Says Nyet to Russia's Return

So now with this weekend's G7 Summit in Canada which is said to be more of a G6 +1 due to the threat of America being kicked out (as was Russia for 'annexing' the Crimea!) since Trump played his usual isolationist role of 'odd man out' in Canada and the other nations say they can vote without the US, there seems to be an obvious campaign to establish a 'new world order' of strong-armed dictators (which is being reported or suggested now by journalists and pundits--any of whom may be part of The Agenda). So in spite of what Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says now, this means that a global overthrow is happening right before our eyes and the entire world is about to change in a big way. Will it be authoritarian and draconian 'just like Putin would do'? At this unstable point, it would seem so.

As Above, So Below

For astrologers who use the generational planets, the shift of disruptive, separative reformer Uranus into Venus-ruled Taurus is a descriptive part of this political and societal picture. (See Uranus into Taurus which includes Trump's natal chart with the Uranus into Taurus chart of May 15, 2018 surrounding it--and shows the New Moon @24Taurus which perfected upon Trump's natal Midheaven and thus activated malevolent star, Algol.) The New Moon in mid-May marked a new cycle of activity in Trump's career and public reputation on the world stage (MC) with evil Medusa overseeing.

For as you've heard, Trump Wants Russia Back in the G7 (just like Putin would do!) which would make it G8 again after President Obama championed the effort to jettison Russia from the group for its strong-armed tactics. Will the Trump-Putin team may get their way? Well, curiously the 2 South Solar Eclipse of early January 2019 reveals an interesting theme in light of this desire of Putin and his puppet Trump--'joining unusual groups and gaining a great deal from the involvement' (paraphrasing Brady)!

Related Posts include: The New World Order proceeds (1993 NWO horoscope shown--transit Pluto has repeatedly hit and transformed the 1993 Uranus-Neptune conjunction degree/s multiple times = 'the big picture demands a certain course of action, little option to do otherwise'--Tyl--which is exactly what we're seeing 'followed' by Trump-Putin, China, and others now), and Washington Monument: Center of Political Power? which contains various links of interest for the curious.

Another Recommended Post with the 2018 Midterms soon upon us: The Sygyzy (Full) Moon of the 2018 Midterms (DC horoscope shown); note that Full Moons can activate conditions and events and uncover secrets much as lunar eclipses can do and New Moons sometimes behave disruptively in similar fashion to solar eclipses which bring unexpected changes of direction.

Jul 30, 2016

August 23, 2016 Horoscope: Mars-Saturn-Antares conjoin

August 2016 Lunations, a Mutable Grand Cross, and a Triple Conjunction

Well, it's an ugly situation but here it is, the horoscope of Mars conjunct Saturn conjunct royal star Antares at a moment no one but the violent have been waiting for. The chart is set for the White House (to represent our nation as well as our capital city) on August 24, 2016 at 7:26:09 am edt Washington DC. It's an Hour of Mercury posited in its own sign of Virgo in the first house and lined up with North Node, Venus, and Jupiter--aggressive Mars @9Sag52 conjoins Saturn and the IC and is out-of-bounds (OOBs) of the earthly plane. Read on if you dare...(and please pardon my typo in this post's title..if corrected the link won't work!)

First, let's list the August 2016 Lunations:

August 2 New Moon @10Leo57 4:44:30 pm edt White House; New Moon in 8th house trined by a 12th house Saturn Rx (9Sag52); Hour of Venus which is at the end of Leo (26:35, also in 8th house); ASC 17Sag13 makes Jupiter chart-ruler from its own 9th house @22Vir24 conjunct US natal Neptune suggesting inspiration, but negatively hinting at unwise speculation, paranoia, fanaticism, inflation, and scandal. This Jupiter also conjoins the natal Mars of President Obama which can cause overestimation of strength, having a large part to play in proceedings, and/or success if moderation and caution are used. The midpoint of Jupiter and Neptune rise in this chart so the potentials for speculation and lack of realism are increased.

August 18 Full Moon @25AQ51 (conjunct US natal Moon/We the People) 5:26:30 am edt White House; Full Moon in 7th house of Partnerships and Open Enemies so the 1/7 polarity is emphasized between Self and Others with the Sun rising @25Leo51;ASC 13Leo23 conjoins Mr. Obama's natal Sun, and the Virgo line-up is in the 2nd house of the National Treasury, Earning Ability, and Values; Jupiter and Neptune rule the 8th house of Corporatism, Credit, Debt, Shared Resources, Legacies, Transformation, (Death, and the Occult) so there's a money/wealth emphasis across the 2/8 axis--and fraudulent Neptune @10Pis02 Rx is in the 8th house as is Wounded Healer Chiron @24Pis08 Rx (suggesting a mentor or mentors); Neptune and the Saturnian South Node are conjoined (1 degree 41 min orb) in 8th so the implications of loss through fraud or through weather disasters such as floods and storms are increased. Gas, oil, and toxic fumes are also possibilities as are catastrophes related to drugs, poisons, contagion or epidemics, and/or to soil erosion or upheaval (see Antares, below).

As for the horoscope you see here with its Mars-Saturn-Antares flavors at the Ending or HOW? Point of the chart, their conjunction adds to the likelihood of natural disasters, quarrels, suspicion, belligerence, military action, violence, fires, explosions, shipwrecks, tectonic shifts, and/or other natural or man made catastrophes. Not a pretty picture at all, is it? Well, Mars-Saturn is often said to be the 'death axis' in a horoscope and as malevolents, one or both planets tend to be active during times of extremism and violent measures especially when Angular as they are here in Washington DC.

Add Antares (alpha Scorpii; Watcher of the West) to the brew and the negative tendencies of Mars-Saturn with its frustrating stop-go energies can be invigorated toward destruction (including self-destruction), obsessive behavior, and dramatic turns of events. Murder (or worse, mass murder) and executions cannot be ruled out with such a turbulent trio which could very well affect masses of people. Plus, miners and laborers may be in the spotlight since the trio is in the 4th house.

Two Royal Stars in a Mutable Grand Cross

Opposite Antares is royal star Aldebaran (alpha Tauri; Watcher of the West; success through integrity; in Arabian Astrology, 'the one who follows the Pleiades') at the very visible Midheaven would seem to be related to The Goal (the WHY? Point of the chart) so there we have two royal stars completing a Mutable Grand Cross that expresses at the Public angle at MC. Please enlarge the chart for more details such as the actors in the Grand Cross: Mars/Saturn/IC/Antares, Neptune/SN/Descendant, MC/Aldebaran, and the Ascendant/NN conjunction. Also note the Seesaw shape of the planets weighted on the Virgo side which denotes the capability for major achievement while working under contrasting and antagonistic polarities (Jones).

Obviously a few T-Squares are formed via the Grand Cross planets and points and these can be read as midpoint pictures which contain a variety of positive and negative potentials such as: recognition, success, bringing ideas to fruition at all costs, muddled aspirations, corruption, failure, wrong arrangements, peculiar circumstances, disappointment, depression, mayhem, suffering, mourning, a lack of clarity, links to others via unfortunate conditions and...a love of humanity. (I prefer the last potential, don't you?)

Not included in the Grand Cross pattern are an unaspected Sun and Uranus (Rx). Unaspected, each planet tends to work within its own sphere of interests--the Sun in the karmic 12th house of Politics and Back Room Deals, and Uranus, anarchistic in Aries and possibly causing turns of fortune or fate in the 8th house realms already mentioned, above. Other actors (planets) don't moderate or affect the solar and Uranian energies in this chart so that they are expressed without the support or interference of others.

A Moon Exalted in Taurus

Aided by three applying trines, the Moon @22Tau45 is in the 9th house and signifies the populace in a Mundane chart. Practical Earth trines to the Moon coming from the 1st house trio of Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter in Virgo suggest that commodities markets, cyclical ups and downs, and legal matters are involved, and that fluctuations are being planned for. Taurus looks for preservation of values, increased development and growth, comfort, luxury, and possessions and these are the reigning needs of a Taurus Moon. (btw: 22Taurus is just beyond a Lunar Return for former president Bill Clinton whose natal Moon position is @20Taurus+.) Actually, a Taurus Moon in 9th house trined by two money planets (Venus and Jupiter) and the planet of negotiations and trade (Mercury) brings a hint of lawsuits with favorable outcomes to mind.

Also not part of the Mutable Grand Cross is wealthy, powerful manipulative Pluto @15Cap11 Rx which precisely conjoins the 5th cusp, the house of Risk-Taking, Gambling, Speculation, and Creative Ventures. However, Pluto is connected to the Mutable Cross since it is disposited by major player Saturn via Capricorn, planet of structure, authority, control, government, law, and business. Of interest is the fixed star that Pluto conjoins, lovely Vega (alpha Lyrae) which provides such potentials as: good fortune in Politics, wealth via dealing with the government, double dealing, fleeting fame, and mother problems (A. Louis). Hmmm. Seems likely to me it might just as often indicate father problems with Saturn-ruled Capricorn involved!

2016 Solar Eclipses Spotlight the Virgo-Pisces Victim-Savior Axis

Now running in the background in August is the current Solar Eclipse (18 South) which manifested on March 9, 2016 @18Pis55 with its themes of endings, separations, and partings (Brady). Sadly, such themes support rather well the more difficult Mars-Saturn-Antares energies of August, don't they? And we've already seen 18 South manifested in both the Republican and the Democratic campaigns as staffers and officials have been let go or stepped down (ex: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz). Yet 18 South includes a ray of hope for positive outcomes may result from the new conditions created under the influence of the eclipse.

However, since August 23rd is within 2 weeks of the next Solar Eclipse (September 1st @9Virgo), its 19 North themes may affect the harsh trio conditions as well. Plus, a conjunction on an Angle such as we see here in DC can act disruptively itself in similar fashion to an eclipse or to the planet Uranus. In other words, these are 'wild card' energies being discussed here and the potentials may or may not express at all, one of the qualities of quirky Uranus which can act as a catalyst early, on time, late...or never! Plus, we can never reliably predict what Uranus is up to, can we? Especially when The Isolationist planet is further detached by being unaspected!

The Saturn-Neptune Square Links 2016 with 1989

And yes, the off-on Saturn-Neptune square applies again (1A00) which links back to their last Great Conjunction/s all through 1989--3 times from 10Cap22 (#3) to 11Cap14 and 11:55 where transit Pluto crept for the last few years leading to deep fears of loss and/or a feeling of being downtrodden--which is more than a feeling thanks to draconian measures taken by governments across the globe and to the degradation of moral standards in society (imho). My feeling is that repressive governments with hidden agendas are the main problem, not the people! For without racketeering governments and their enablers, war would not exist. Meanwhile, profiteering 'leaders' provide mere lip service to the cause of peace!

Now perhaps you remember that for the first time since the late 15th century, the year 1989 saw a triple conjunction of Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, thus thickening the planetary plot beyond the scope of this post although we should note that workers' and civil rights and a fair and just society were obvious areas of interest then and are on society's front burner again, often as 'income inequality' issues. You know, lowering the IQ score for entering police academies hasn't improved society at all for it represents degraded standards.

As for hotheaded Mars, the confrontational warrior planet applies to nebulous Neptune (1A00) in murky Pisces, an aspect that echoes America's natal Mars-Neptune square of misguided or misdirected energies, confused motivations, though occasionally inspired actions. However, we may expect this square to blow the fog of war up our apathetic (noses) as usual. Tragically for humanity, perpetual war is a primary goal of the power elite. And corporate planet Jupiter conjunct starry Denebola in 1st house tells the tale: to go against society.

Okay, I'll hush for now and hope that this downer post serves to inspire moderation, a strengthening of our community spirit, and perhaps thoughts for safety precautions during the month of August 2016 into September. After all, we have the September 1st Solar Eclipse of realism and tackling the truth approaching as we each ruminate upon which of two sub-par presidential candidates we'll vote for on November 8th--so please do not stay home!


FYI: the last Mars-Saturn conjunction I remember is the one in late August 2014 @17Sco41; there was a Quarter Moon @24Taurus on August 17th reflecting a cycle of rigid, stubborn Fixed energies. jc

Mar 31, 2016

Summer Solstice 2016: Endings, Partings, and Denials of Guilt

Summer Solstice 2016 Horoscope: June 20, 2016 6:34:30 pm EDT Washington DC; Hour of Mars; Sun 00Can00:00, Moon 5Cap36; Venus @3Can50 out-of-bounds (US Venus Return 7:02 am edt); a Mutable Grand Cross; Saturn Rx @11Sag50 rising in 1st house suggesting delays, restrictions, and other difficulties in markets (Capricorn on 2nd cusp, a money house, and Saturn co-rules 3rd house of Neighborhoods and Communications); Capricorn Moon in 1st but conjunct 2nd house of the National Treasury which hints at financial fluctuations and changes in mortgages or real estate (Pisces on IC with most of Pisces in 3rd h):

Chart-ruler Jupiter 15Vir48 still conjoins North Node (a Jupiterian Point of encounter) at Midheaven (The Goal) along with starry Denebola with key phrases: out of the mainstream (Trump? Sanders?) and to go against society (Utopian infiltrators?) with Neptune-South Node (intrigue and loss) opposite and part of a Mutable Grand Cross (marked in blue) which indicates dynamic and tense circumstances worsened by scattering energies too widely, vacillation or indecision, inconsistency, and unreliability in partnerships and alliances.

From the Grand Cross there are, of course, midpoint pictures with potentials for impractical plans, distrust, philosophical discussions, short journeys, and/or fortunate separations. In fact, separation is a theme of this Summer Season 2016 especially with the Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse of this Solstice at IC, the Foundation of the Matter. The eclipse @18Pis55 manifested on March 9, 2016 in the 18 South Saros Series and its separative influence will be felt through the summer as it affects Campaign 2016 and the candidates as well as individuals with 19 Pisces prominent in their natal charts.

Actually, the trail of dispositorship ends with Mercury in its own sign of Gemini where it barely maintains a tenuous grasp upon the chart's actors (planets) for Mercury opposes restrictive Saturn (defensive attitudes, strong opinions, isolationism; criticism and scheming alienate others), squares chart-ruler Jupiter (words, plans, and decisions based on insufficient information, avoiding responsibility for actions), then squares confused Neptune which adds fear to being held accountable, escapist behavior, hidden truths, setbacks in competitions, and objectives that demand clarification. Perhaps the day's Full Moon will reveal some of the 'hidden truths' much as an eclipse tends to do.

Other themes of Summer 2016 include skewed perspectives about relationships and values (Venus out-of-bounds), denial of guilt by those responsible (Saturn-Neptune @26Cap = US natal Pluto), expansion of personal influence, power, and control (Jupiter trine Pluto 0A48), cold feelings and/or a tragic destiny (Saturn-Pluto = Full Moon @7:02 am), plus, quarrels and separations (Moon-Mars = Saturn in the Full Moon chart)--any of which may describe certain actions, attitudes, and rhetoric of the 2016 candidates.

We should also consider the US National Treasury (2nd house) with the fluctuating Moon conjoining 2nd cusp and transformative Pluto therein--wealthy Pluto of 'secret treasure in hidden places' fame. Perhaps diplomatic Venus, opposite and near the 8th cusp of Corporatism and Big Business, will be able to smooth over financial issues though a modernization theme may turn up (Uranus-NN = Venus) and this may hint at the ongoing question of replacing an image on US paper currency with a feminine image.

(Such a change would not bring much improvement in our circumstances, would it, ladies? It's an empty gesture, imho.)

Now as you see in the chart, Mars Rx in the 12th house of Politics and Karma and 1st house Saturn Rx form a fretful midpoint picture with potentials for separation (again!), a need for economizing measures, and a possible health threat for as you know, Mars-Saturn is the 'death axis' though I don't like typing so. On another chart angle is the karmic Sun-Saturn midpoint at MC which denotes more separation and isolation ("the lone wolf"--Tyl) and denotes feeling devalued which ties in with Venus' out-of-bounds issues. This picture also echoes America's natal Sun-Saturn square which forms a Thor's Hammer pattern (aka, a Fist of God) in the US natal chart (1776) and its difficult energies are permanently aimed at US natal Moon (We the People) which denotes the government's continued use of fear in order to sway public moods, sentiments, and emotions.

Yet perhaps the most telling astrological tidbit in the Summer Solstice 2016 Horoscope is unaspected Uranus. You know what shocks, disruptions, separations, and anarchy Uranus can visit upon the human race--and suddenly, like a flash of lightening. Well, this Uranus position @23Ari54 (ruled by hothead Mars) remains in what Ebertin describes the realms of blind zealots, fanatics, violent people, Utopians and reformers. Here, the Quirky One is not affected, nor his actions mitigated, by the energies of any other planet and therefore, may be behaving in a "pure" manner with more intensity than usual--and may even fancy himself beyond compare when it comes to 5th house matters. For this is a very discontented Uranus from which chaos may ensue especially in the Gambling and Risk-Taking areas of life (5th house). And since the sign of Uranus denotes behavior, we may suspect that this restless Uranus is a warrior, an activist, an upstart, a rebel, and is perhaps incendiary and violent.

A Question Occurs...

Do people fulfilling radical Uranian roles consult their consciences over what they do, what they disrupt and the consequences that result for others? With denials of guilt so prevalent these days along with lacks of confidence and trust among the public--what might we expect this summer from political and ideological Utopians who would destroy law and government? Here we see loner Uranus (the outsider determined to win the US presidency?) conjoining nurturing asteroid Ceres, an indicator in a Mundane chart of questions of conscience and events that affect large numbers of people. It seems we can only wait to see what Summer 2016 has in store but hopefully, children (5th house) are not threatened by Uranus' overbearing, radical political ideology that inspires anti-societal actions.

And although I did not like writing this Summer Solstice 2016 post, my sincerest wish is that the American people (in spite of the pathetically low-brow political campaign full of misogyny and bigotry) and people of all nations and faiths may enjoy a wonderful Summer 2016 (depending on hemisphere, of course). For we are all bedeviled by governments full of bad actors who are best dealt with via ridicule, parody, and satire! And legal actions where applicable, of course.

Now here are four famous personages who share the pragmatic, shrewd Water-Earth Sun Cancer-Moon Capricorn blend of energies, plus, we'll close with two quotes from two more of them--words meant for the miscreants and poor decision makers of Washington DC:

Edgar Degas, Joseph Papp, Rupert Sheldrake, actress Karen Black, and...

"What is moral is what you feel good after." Ernest Hemingway.

"Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is." Jean Anouilh.


Midpoint pics: The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin.

Aug 21, 2007

Sun conjunct Saturn 28 Leo 32

On Capitol Hill this evening at 7:28 pm edt, serious Saturn is joined overhead by the Sun, 28Leo32 (an Astrology degree! "29" of any sign is a crisis/critical degree
as well, and conjs Fixed Star, Regulus. The Royal Stars of Pesia are all over this chart, in fact.)

If you allow the use of the NN, a joining associative point, there is a Mutable Grand Cross as well, with Neptune rising simultaneously. Neptune conj ASC is often the actor or the deceiver.

MC is part of the Grand Cross and thus releases some of its erratic, nervous energies through the career. There's an alertness yet much stress between the opposing planets (Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, Bil Tierney.)

The top of the chart, the Midheaven (Mc), which is the WHY?/Aspiration Point of any chart, has Moon 9Sag26 conj Jupiter 10Sag16. Moneybags Jupiter, significator of the GOP, is still hanging out at the "A golden-haired goddess of opportunity" degree, yet is in process of heading for "11Sag": "The lamp of physical enlightenment at the left temple."

"11Sag" is an interesting degree for it is where the Pluto/Chiron conjunction occurred on Dec 30, 1999, the oppressive, class warfare pairing which ushered in our New Millenium.

Moon is conj Fixed Star Antares where Jupiter's Direct Station recently occurred, Mars is opposite at the Foundation of the chart, along with Fixed Star Aldebaran and asteroid, Midas.

There is much going on in this chart--and much going on tonight in Washington it seems--but I have other things to do at the moment and am planning to return to complete this post later this afternoon. If so, the new details will begin HERE...

Returning later than expected, the Sun/Saturn conj is 28 mins away from exactitude, so I'll only add the degree symbolism for what seems to apply most for today given the Chinese dissident's release from prison in China and his speech in Congress today, and also Bush's meeting with other leaders at the Montebello Summit...using Adriano Carelli's The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac for "28Leo":

...industriousness profits from this influence. It will make (natives) into honest, fair, humane people whom everyone will find attractive and easy to deal with. They will promote--or contribute to--the setting up of cooperatives, cultural societies, social foundations, etc. the absence of any marks of finacial luck, this idealist might bring about his own ruin.

Do you think the NAU--which Bush termed "comical"--counts as a cooperative?

(oh yeah--and Fedman Ben Bernanke met with Sen. Chris Dodd today too!)