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YOUR CONTENTS THIS NEWSLETTER:
Sagittarius, Knowledge and Wisdom
Sagittarius 2015 Moons!
THANKSFIVING Full Beaver/Frosty Moon - Saturn Square Neptune
New Moon - Two TSquares, Venus Trine Neptune!
Sagittarius 2015 Planetary Highlights!
Saturn Square Neptune, Last Aspect of 2015 continues....
2016 Jupiter Virgo/Libra, Transit of Mercury, Elections!
See the 2016 Special Edition! Aspects, Patterns, Sign Changes, Retrogrades, Stelliums, Eclipses! These infos plus a personal reading will coordinate your very best times in 2016! Your success is our success! With your calendar in hand....
Dec 8, 1978 Sagittarian Ian Somerhalder
has a four planets stellium in Sagittarius, Mercury, Sun, Neptune, Mars. He is a Chinese Earth Horse and Sagittarius rules horses! He has Moon in Aries in a Grand Fire Trine with Jupiter and Mercury, Sun sextile Pluto and the planet of fame with the masses at his Midheaven! If his parents had asked me could he be famous, I would have said yes!
Those intense looks? Genetically a Cajun (French), English, and Scots-Irish combo. Astrologically, Sun sextile Pluto, the planet of the darkside and resurrection, certainly is part of it too. His fame is for playing Boone Carlyle in the hit TV show Lost
, and, of course, Vampire Damon Salvatore, of the television drama The Vampire Diaries!
He is an animal lover. Saturn in Virgo makes him feel super responsible in their behalf. Born and raised in Covington LA, Somerhalder helped with cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster on April 22, 2010. He cleaned oiled wildlife and taped public service announcements to let the public know how they could help. Somerhalder also supports the St. Tammany Humane Society, an organization for animal shelter and welfare. His Ian Somerhalder Foundation was launched on December 8, 2010. He hopes it will educate people on the importance of protecting the environment and animals. He opposes GMO foods and factory farming, and supports visionary ecologist Allan Savory.
Somerhalder also supports the It Gets Better Project, which makes it a goal to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.
He loves water and snow skiing and, no surprise, horseback riding, fast and dangerous, Perfect Sag/Pluto combination. He also spends a lot of his time studying acting, reading, writing and practicing yoga. Ian didn't graduate high school because he traveled to Europe to pursue his modeling career. He recently married May 17, 1988 Taurus, dark haired beauty, actress Nikki Reed.
See his chart!
Sagittarius Knowledge and Wisdom!
This is particularly true this year, 2016 and 2017
, since Saturn is in Sagittarius
all three of these Sagittarian times! This is significant for Sagittarians since Saturn takes 28/29 years
to return to a sign. Those of you born from Nov of '85 to Nov of '88, likely have Saturn in Sagittarius (due to a retrograde, check 1988 to see if you were born in a Sag time) and be having your first Saturn Returns
in these current years. That's when Saturn comes back to the exact same spot your birth chart Saturn was at. You born in '56 to '58, first week of '59, do the same. If your Saturn is in Sag, you will be having your second Saturn Returns.
Sagittarius is considered to be the wise Solomon, and Saturn is the planet of Elders
, wisdom through experience, seeing things for how they really are. Sagittarius is far seeing, known to win on a long shot. Saturn builds to stand securely to weather the winds of time, right here, right now. Sagittarius explores, brings back ideas, useful findings that Saturn incorporates into previous designs for an even better sustainable rendition. Saturn gleans the crux of Sag's tale, gets right on it before Sag meanders off on another adventure.
Sagittarius is expert at sweeping for legends, myths, truths of the centuries
. The meanings of things, how they link us all in the human experience, are gathered and retold. Campfires have always held the sharings, our thoughts, wonderings, the hunt for salvation. As travels are made, what's universal becomes clear, we are human together. What's important is clarified as the inconsequential falls away. We discover our gifts as we are welcomed along the journey. We get a sense of timing as we learn all to be learned for the time being at that location with those people and move on. We are able to be one with others more quickly when at times our life may depend on it. Profound.
Teaching is a natural gift.
It starts as toddlers toddling around the yard. It often becomes the published work, whether your story or another's. It fetches our imagination. If another can walk out the door, why not me?!? Inspirational tales of athletes who started clumsy, spiritual masters who had hard times and discordant difficulties, the breakthrough of an inventor or businessman's genius idea, an artist, actor or writer who tried many times before succeeding! All stir our own sense of possibilities!
Optimism is a Sagittarian trademark! They can SEE beyond the current situation!
Often the grass really IS greener! And fleet footed, you can almost outrun time itself! Sag is a Mutable sign
. Forever seeking, if one direction doesn't work or the potential fades or changes in a way you don't prefer, simply change course! Just like that! Go with a different group or get out the map! Make your own
map! This too will pass, and it does. Plus, Saturn is Father Time and he's seen many a change, natural cycles.
Children born with Saturn in Sagittarius
may seem wise beyond their years. They likely will have a deeper sense of responsibility than most, abiding ethics. Give them a wide range of things to learn. Let them befriend people who have exceptional skills and good hearts. Let them participate!
Inspire them with stories of successful young people who succeed against challenging odds, heroes and heroines, yet don't tax them with overwhelming expectations. Praise them every step of the way; notice their gentle progress as well as exciting shout outs!
During this 2015 Sagittarius Saturn will be at 6 to 10 degrees
of Sag. 2016 it will be at 16 to 20 degrees. 2017 it will finish at 26 to 29, and on the next to last day of Sagittarius it will enter 0 Capricorn! Sagittarius and other mutable signs will likely be challenged ~ Gemini opposite, Virgo and Pisces square. Gemini will be held to a higher standard, to seek information from impeccable sources and deliver it in a timely fashion. Virgo, an earth sign, gets along with Saturn, the planet of earth sign Capricorn, but Sagittarius may bring distractions to Virgo's work.
Saturn can seem cold to Pisces, and Sagittarius way too blunt to sensitive Pisces. No fooling around though; you Pisceans are being called to duty. This is emphasized by 2015's last aspect Saturn square Neptune
, the Pisces planet in
Pisces!!! This square leads the way into 2016, by being the first of three. See below....
Other fire signs, Aries and Leo, and air signs Libra and Aquarius, may find themselves getting things done like they always wanted, synchronized to a T!
Sagittarians, the world needs your broad scope of knowledge. Please keep on giving us perspective, and the faith to act on it. Saturn brings a sometimes serious note to things, but also a profound practicality, a perfection of much needed good timing. With your sage guidance, together we can have powerful impact and build a better future. Saturn is dedicated to your cause and makes real gains.
THANKSGIVING Full Beaver/Frosty Moon - Saturn Square Neptune
Wednesday Nov 25, 2:44 PM Pacific, at 3 Gemini 20
Danish Hans Christian Andersen's tale, The Snow Queen. It was a story with a moral, published on 21 December 1844. The Queen swoops Kai away across the winter night sky.... It is the basis for Disney's animated musical fantasy film Frozen.
The day before THANKSGIVING! It is with immense gratitude that we all share this Full Moon. It kicks off a new Lunar cycle, leads us into the Holy days of Winter. Look all around you, as far as you can see, to expand your vision, see your part in sacred engagements.
Sun, Saturn, Mercury/Moon TSquare Neptune! They are in Mutable signs, Gemini opposite Sagittarius, square Neptune in its own sign Pisces. You don't get much more mutable than Neptune in PIsces. Mutable is
whimsical, changes without provocation. It is its nature to morph, mingle, merge, move on. It is gifted to see what can change and how that can be done. You may catch a glimpse only for what you saw never to be seen again, already in a different form. If you are in the transcendance business that can be profound. If you are doing research, there may be astonishing results. Just follow the lead. If you love what's new and fresh, take a chance, but don't expect things to stay the same! You have to keep up or let go, maybe meet again, likely not. But it certainly will be entertaining and life changing!
TSquares can act as senders through the planet at the T point, or the T point can act as a scanner/receive - usually both, a living two way station! It looks for, senses, the best way to go, is a Seeker. It searches possibilities, extends itself into new connections. It promotes the ideas of its wingmen, the two planets of the opposition supporting it. It listens carefully for the perfect timing with the right people. Neptune is perfect to catch the Moonbeams, ride the Sunbeams, sense every nuance connecting them.
Full Moons act as a the widest portal of male/female, Mother Moon, Father Sun. Moon in Gemini gathers her web of information as a gesture of love, magically divining the threads to follow, making a cloak of knowledge that spans the heavens. She breathes for us, sacred ideas come to life from the synthesis of galaxies!
Father Sun in Sagittarius drives the Chariot of Fire on point, to a greater Purpose than one alone can see. The Collective reaches a tipping point, we move forward, always upward, every time we speak up, every time the teacher teaches. The Sagittarian Journey is much more than we ever realized. Together we Light the Way. This Full Sag Moon, the Sun is conjunct Saturn, the Builder. The road will be paved with Gold. Get down on your knees. Get close to the Earth. You will know where to place every brick. Many will be able to follow safely. Saturn wants to make it a real possibility, not just a fancy idea that sounds good.
Mercury has just passed Saturn and squared Neptune, took Saturn's tests, clarified Neptune's Mission. It has separated from illusion, gained a more compassionate insight, let go of denial. Mercury is practically a convert now, filled with opinions, Spirit, so ready to tell the story, get the Word out on what it is going to take to get the job done!
Mars has just activated Neptune the T point, from Libra. Mars is utterly spontaneous, instantly reactive/proactive as needed. It is in Libra, a sign that breathes which way the wind is blowing, aware of nuances in relationships. Neptune in Pisces lives in the ethers, the dreamtime, a true psychic. All three are sensitives in their own way. They are tuned into many dimensions, can bring people and factors together, to birth a new alliance capable of fulfilling the greater prophecy. If you don't know what your part is, just be there, it will soon come.
Mars also sextiles Sun, Saturn and Mercury. Mars will bring all the right people into play! If it doesn't know who yet, they will go find them! Immediately, Moon trines Mars 10:23 PM Pacific! Moon in Gemini is plenty curious, sometimes downright snoopy, so she will love finding out who Mars' friends are. She can chat just about as fast as Mars can get there! Moon is seductively motherly; Mars in Libra dances so fast you don't realize what happened, the Bandit has struck and run! They could be plenty mischievous and get away with it! Guard your small valuables!
Sun will make the sextile Mars through Dec 6, plenty of vitality! Select the gym, get the exercise equipment! Inspiration will abound! Take a class, get tutored. It will work best to be independent and partner up! Traveling together, co teaching, racing and fast sports competition. Skiing, skating. Across the desert sands. Just assure yourself some time each day to do as you want when you want. Another good Sag sport is reading! They love to learn, and Mars in Libra enjoys the culture. Study up on where you are going.
Mars has been super productive sextile Saturn. However, Libra is not known for heavy physical labor, and Saturn has to corral playful and wandering Sagittarius, so production may need to be redefined to fit this combo. Teaching your passion is productive. Sports can be productive, as can winning the bet! Building a dance studio, importing exotic finery, attractive exercise gear/clothing, cultural anthropology museum or art gallery would be productive.
Mercury sextiled Mars at 8:32 AM Pacific. Mercury is related to the Moon's sign Gemini, much to talk about. Mercury was quite excited by the
rendezvous with Mars and his partner, or by Mars' independence, another independent on the path. Yet, Mars in Libra is looking for a mate, and Sagittarius is always on the lookout for students. This time Mercury is seeing the forthrightness of Mars polished by Libra sophistication. There is a more suave, debonair demeanor that is more attractive, a cut above a diamond in the rough.
Venus' recent opposite encounter with a stranger from a wild zone, Uranus in Mars' sign Aries, also brings in that out of the box quality that makes mere polish and politics wonder if they are on the right course. Will there be an overthrow sometime soon? Internet certainly is moving things quickly. Accountability is upon us. Awareness is extending. Fewer secrets. Awakening. Venus sees opportunities to do the right thing, and with her attractiveness and connections has a good chance of bringing it off!
This Full Moon core aspect is Saturn square Neptune!
This aspect has already been with us for an extended period. We have been absorbing it. Its first exact contact is ThanksGiving Day, Nov 26, the day after the Full Moon!
There will be two more in 2016. See more.
Saturn in Sagittarius
can look you square in the eye, tough as nails, and not spare you from it's Truth. Or it can be scared to tell you what might rob you of your optimism. Or they may lack the courage of their convictions. They can be scared of sports and speed or be superb on-the-mark medalists! They may be obsessed planners, fanatically focused, or wilting, wandering and late, needing reigning in. They can be seemingly spiritually forsaken skeptics, or ready to build the temple for the brothers and sisters. Saturn does best when given experience. Day by day they build confidence, seeing that progress for themselves. Once they get it, they are unstoppable!
Neptune in Pisces is as mystical as it comes. They understand, or simply become One with the inexplicable. They dream. Yes, they can be timid, fearful, unfocused. Yet the blur is what lets them see when something is different. By not having hard focus, they are able to navigate beyond what might stop another person. When others are distracted, they keep right on going to the core. It's not necessarily what they see, but how they see it! Neptune Pisces believes by feel. They catch visions, insights, yes, worry too, but that all guides them. This will work, that won't. If we are old enough we can understand what's ours and not ours and we can get help to get past disappointments. Sometimes, the Soul can't bear it, doesn't get help soon enough and we may not recover from addictions. And there is compassion and there are Miracles.
Saturn learns to look at things for real. For example, parents may want the best for us and they aren't always right. Part of our growing up is to learn to be at peace being ourselves and not blaming our parents. True, there are extreme cases where that fails. Shown a way through, though, Saturn is a helluva hard worker and can prevail. Sagittarius may be over optimistic, but Saturn brings a balance between faith and what really must be done. Neptune can become more sure by Saturn's here and now living example. Neptune can soften Saturn. It's ok to not expect so much by such and such a date. Human Spirit and learning is on its own time. Humility and Surrender are part of being. Neptune is so glad Saturn can make things happen. Saturn is glad when Neptune whisks them away, away from their work to that resort that even they have to admit is magical!
For those of you having just recently had, having or very soon to have your Saturn Returns [when Saturn comes back at 29 year intervals to the same degree and sign it was when you were born], Saturn at 6 degrees this Full Moon is likely to be in a complex relationship with your Saturn! There will be scary moments, profound moments, challenges, awakenings. There could be an array of thoughtful ideas, intuitive perception, amazing dreams, breaking away from old patterns, addictions. It could bring sadness, a sweeping grief, and some of the greatest joy you ever had, at the same time. You might feel forsaken, yet it can be an enveloping experience and push you out the door, onto new ground.
So, let go, get to work, take time out and away, get to work, let go. Test your theories, let them muddle and morph in the Dreamtime, test them for yourself, soften the boundaries, let your ideas expand, see how that works, dream again! Progress. Be the change you want to see happen. Let the Sagittarian horses of your imagination take you for the full ride! The fantasy is real!
Sagittarius New Moon - Two TSquares, Venus trine Neptune!
Friday Dec 11, at 2:29 AM Pacific - 19 Sagittarius 03
Wonderful Dream Time art by Marie LoParco of Hand2HeartStudio
The last New Moon of 2015
is in an optimistic Sagittarius immersion! Recently Moon and Sun trined Uranus in Aries, and sextiled the Aries planet Mars! Mars has been opposite Uranus since Dec 1, made the exact opposition Dec 10, the day before the New Moon, at 5:30 PM Pacific! Mars has lit the powder keg! Hope you have been a bit careful. Moon and Sun have been tremendously shaken, awakened, inspired, now afire ready to take action. There is a plan for the future and they can't wait to go! The Mars/Uranus opposition has T squared with Pluto in Capricorn. This will bring back memories of 2010 economic challenges and only make us more determined to rebuild, turn our losses to gains. Cardinal signs, Aries - Libra, and Capricorn, are go getters! This amazing Journey is just beginning!!!
New Moons are like a wellspring! They are banked on the preceding 27 day lunar cycle, the cycle that is deep in our memories from the Sag New Moons years before, that place in our personal chart where Sagittarius presides. There is a generosity there, a big hearted Spirit, and abiding faith in the matters of that place. We teach from there, we give hope, replace our fears with courage. Always be building your foundation well, for each step is the gift of another.
The quiet darkness of New Moons makes the stars overhead more brilliant, we can take a deep breath and let go. Our thoughts become more clear and focused with nothing to distract them. We feel more collected and centered, a connection between Earth and Sky. We are the Conduit. Sagittarius loves a discussion of things primordial. Traveling in our minds is just as profound as a pilgrimage to the Soothsayer, one who tells the Truth. Sun gives Life and Light, Moon gives comfort and support. Powerful merger.
The New Moon has recently squared Chiron in Pisces, will square Jupiter in Virgo. This is a Mutable TSquare, adept at adapting, moves beneath your feet, better than a
kaleidoscope! Clicking with Chiron, we delved for infinity. Afterall, Chiron was immortal and learned a lot on his path. He being
chief Centaur, a horse, like Sagittarius, rode the long ride, a respected teacher of medicine. Moon and Sun in Sagittarius are on a sacred Path of gathering and sharing that we may all live a better life, every little step of the way. In Pisces, it is more than just knowing and looking good and smart, it is being sensitive. It's how you say it, when you say it, how much you say. Being intriguing is an art. Opening doors to learning is a true gift.
The next step of this TSquare is with Sagittarius's own planet Jupiter, now in Virgo!
When you have the message right at eye level, amplify it! Throw out a few details that make it credible. Dress it up to make it desirable. Let them know you have cracked the code, the Path is accessible, easy to follow, easy to replicate! Jupiter in Virgo may be a little opinionated, a tad picky, but let your companions know how specially different we each are. Think it through for yourself. Put your personal touch on it. Sometimes we are so happily surprised to find another good way of doing something that is even better than what we always did before!
Precious Sweet Dreams, Artists of Spirit, Soulmates! Venus trines Neptune. Pay attention to what you dream the nights of Dec 9 to 11. Infusions of Lotus and lilies. The beauty of being underwater - fishes, sea plants, corals, anemones. A dreamtime conversation with a Great Being, a loved one no longer with us, a future friend. These blessings will inspire us further to remember healings we wished for, remind us what we can still do. We dedicate ourselves to keeping our lives clean, simple things like recycling, being right with others, loving even when we don't understand, yet. Love yourself just as you are. No denial. Get help from wise Souls if you need it. Give it if you got it.
The next Full Moon, the Capricorn Long Nights Moon, is Christmas Day! It is on the Cancer/Capricorn axis, Wednesday December 25, 3:11 AM Pacific at 3 Cancer 20.
Sagittarius 2015 Planetary Highlights!
Nov 25 Full Beaver/Frosty Moon
Nov 26 Happy ThanksGiving! Last outer planets aspect of 2015, Saturn square Neptune. First of three.
Dec 11 Sagittarius New Moon
Dec 13 Geminids Meteors
Dec 21 Happy Winter Solstice/Yule!
Sun into Capricorn
8:49 PM Pacific!
Outer Planets with Sagittarius 2015 to 2016!
is in mid Capricorn through 2017. Pluto is Scorpio's planet and Capricorn, is a sextile sign, an earth and water mix. Affinity and opportunity. Fire sign Sagittarius is right in the middle of Scorpio and Capricorn. Scorpio is a fixed sign and Capricorn often goes by the book. Sagittarius is a mutable sign born to wander and even the two of them can't keep Sag from going its way. Sag has his own ideas gleaned from a wider range than the other two. They may close the doors and ranks, but Sag is cheerful and will find others more willing if necessary. However, Saturn, Capricorn's planet is now in Sagittarius, so there may be recognition and a productive alliance after all! Sag wants to tell all and can be blunt, so Pluto needs to be very careful how much is divulged. Capricorn wants it to be a timely announcement; Sag is known to jump the gun out of sheer happiness! Things from the past may be important seeds, motives may be key. Sagittarius may be able to open the door and release them!
is in its own sign, just before mid Pisces, still hasn't reached the hump point, is still finding its way. It is a water Planet in a water sign seeking a deeper side of life. There is an affinity with Sagittarius the Seeker. They are both Mutable in nature, go with the flow, often noncommittal, free to see. Insights and visionary. Pisces dreams, Sag wanders. Sag is fiery, spirited, usually social. Pisces often likes solitude and quiet. So allow each other time for their needs. While Sag is exploring, pathfinding, leading the tour, Pisces can meditate or go off to sea. If there is a concert in the offing, they can go play together!
is just past the mid of Aries, moving into the final half of the degrees. Aries, the Warrior, recognizes a fellow adventurer! No one knows who will go first! They both are willing to stand for a cause, Aries to protest perhaps, Sag to inform and spread the word. Though both are 'compatible' in fire signs, they each may go their own way pretty quickly, amicably. Neither feels particularly bound to long stands. Aries is like a spark, instantly impelled by ideas, intuition driven! Sagittarius simply needs room, wants to see all there is to see. Each has little fear. Aries is quick on its feet right here, right now! Sag is charmed with goodwill, recognized as a traveler, sometimes a storyteller bringing information everyone wants to hear.
is also in Pisces, starting the last half of the sign. Chiron was the king of the Centaurs, and Sagittarius is the sign of the Centaurs! Centaurs were known to be fun lovers, charging around from one party to the next, getting in trouble! In Pisces that would be concert to concert or surfing worldwide at the drop of a hat! Sagittarius has a vibrant sense of humor, guaranteed to make you smile! Magi astrologers say Chiron is the number one marriage factor and great at business! But Sag is not necessarily marriage motivated. If it is an import/export business, especially involving ocean trips, the two of these may work well together. One shops, the other runs the store! Write off those travel expenses and have the most remarkable inventory! Chiron in Pisces has its own authority in the mystical healing business. Sagittarius may bring healing gems from other places, herbs and tonics, that intrigue Chiron. They may touch and go, meet again from time to time, Sagittarius telling Chiron's story along the Way.
Saturn is still finding its walking feet in Sagittarius, only at 6 degrees as we enter Sagittarius 2015. It will make mid Sag in 2016! Factors in your chart from 6 to 16 degrees will be activated one after the other. This will be Saturn Return time for those of you with Saturns in Sag from 6 to 16 degrees. It's important because Saturn Returns happen only every 28/29 years. Some happen only once, others happen 3 times in a year. Some seem to have little effect, just a touch and go. Others are felt to the very roots of your Soul, with profound events occurring. Saturn rules Fathers, business, our reputations, long term or important commitments, health matters particularly involve skin, bones, knees, joints, aging. Sagittarius is our Liver, hips & thighs, big muscles, excess weight, sciatica. Take it easy with horses. Work needs to be more meaningful, and may require some compromise to keep you from running away. Be cautious about making commitments during these three years 2015-17 that are not of your usual natural nature, or know that the commitment might be a 3 year or less commitment.
Jupiter in Virgo is squaring Sagittarius, Jupiter's own sign! It will go through the rest of Virgo by Sep 9, 2016! Earth and Fire, Virgo and Sagittarius, are both mutable. Jupiter in Virgo is not so changeable as Sagittarius though. Virgo wants its order and prefers changes that make systems more productive, sifting through ideas carefully so not to upset what they already have going. Sagittarius is generous and wants to share so many ideas with Virgo that it could be overwhelming. Quickly adaptable, Sagittarius wonders what could be taking so long, so keep them informed! You have to test things out. Fire is snappy, but Virgo is hard to rush, a perfectionist. That persistence can pay of with a super high quality product.
Even though Sagittarius is generally righteously healthy, Virgo will be asking Sag to mind their health. A little less food, better quality, the right kind, right time of day, and how about some healing herbs, vitamins? Oh, and are you getting good exercise? Do pace yourself at work. Jupiter in Virgo can be a good Samaritan, a daily life health care professional who works the details that make the difference!
Jupiter in Libra sextiles Sagittarius, Jupiter's sign! So happy together! Partnership potential! Social businesses may flourish - public events, spas, resorts, dating services, social media, flowers, fine wines, restaurants, dancing, plays, concerts, symphonies especially! Lovely sporty fashions, especially for women. Beauty blesses, from faces to architecture, exotic cosmetics, especially perfumes, to design! Generous gifts, cultural grants, extensive travels, the anthropology scholarship, art museums! Personal relationships have mixed potential. Jupiter may not want to settle no matter how attractive the offer. Jupiter might be a little blunt or coarse for Libra's taste. Or, it is the luckiest relationship ever made, financially lucrative, the utmost regard for each other, proud to have each other on their arms, sharing so many wonderful things!
Any of these factors may be activating other factors in your chart as well as your Sun. They may be difficult, may be rosy, maybe both! Check with your favorite astrologer for the whole picture!
Saturn in Sagittarius Square Neptune in Pisces continues....
Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces has run and will run seven months in 2015 at two different times, and will a third period in 2016 for 6+ months.
- Allowing a 5 degree range, it started Dec 23, 2014 and ran through April 18.
- The second time, it runs from Oct 15 to Jan 20, 2016, making its first of three exact aspects on Nov 26, ThanksGiving Day, at 7 Sagittarius, the last aspect of 2015!
- In 2016, it runs from April 13 to Oct 31, with second exact aspect June 17 at 12 Sag, and the final aspect Sep 10 at 10 Sag.
That's a total of 13+ months, a year's worth plus! When an aspect has a long duration, it's effect takes time, is fully absorbed, happens by default. It just becomes part of our lives, an unconscious ambiance. We have the time it takes for its successful achievement. It will be in varying degrees, 7, 12, and 10, over those months, so people with factors at or close with those degrees will be affected at different times more and less, the ones at 8-11 the most.
Planets Saturn and Neptune are quite different creatures.
Concrete Saturn's joy is to establish boundaries, guard the compound, be the builder, be a Magician of Creation, to apport. Mystical Neptune lets it all go, and can itself, become invisible, undefinable. The ability of dissolution is as powerful as construction. Sometimes removing a long held blockage to a better life, or a tumor twisting our body, is essential to further progress. When we get to carrying too much weight, get exhausted, letting go is a crucial art. This cycle, the talents of building and having, then doing without, unfettered by earthly dross, show us long term true values, what we need, don't need. We are talented and humbled. Sometimes it is a huge relief finding out we don't have to work so hard and things will still be ok.
Turning it around, if Spirit/Neptune has been too lazy or frightened, if we think of ourselves as the incapable victim, Saturn can be of great service. Saturn can help us practice getting clean and sober that we may hold a hammer again. Just a few boards and nails can build a shelter where we can live together and support each other to wellness. Saturn understands grief, depression, shame. It can take us by the hand, without judgment and remind us what we could once do or show us how to do what we have never done before. It can clean us up, get us back on track from right where we are at, give a renewed dignity. It may help us have the discipline to take the time to sit in meditation again.
Pisces doesn't usually have business bones, but Saturn is a rock solid pro! Saturn knows the importance of timing, and will get you connected with an entertainment attorney for your music rights, get you a producer, schedule your art shows, and maybe you need an editor for your movie scripts! Great! More time to live your vision!
Signs Sagittarius and Pisces have a few things in common and some major differences.
Both are spiritually inclined, but in different ways. Sagittarius goes to the big meeting house while Pisces prefers a personal connection through meditation at the solitude of the Ashram, one on one. Sagittarius is exuberantly inspirational, giving hope, faith, confidence. They 'Tell it on the Mountain,' or the pulpit or podium! Pisces is often behind the scenes, doing a bit of mop up work with casualties that need personal tender treatment. Each wants the message to go out. When they are blessed to do a huge event together, like a night under the stars with spotlights on the heroes and heroines, it is an event to be remembered! They are both travelers, Sagittarius on the land, nomadic, carrying the stories of all time. Pisces is a Spirit traveler, a visionary, traveling with all Souls in the dreamtime. They bring messages from other realms as well.
Sagittarius admires the learned teacher, reads the good book. Pisces is the etheric artist guided moment by moment, often uninfluenced by what any other Being thinks. Pisces, often dyslexic and left handed, if going to write anything, writes the Word they 'channel' from Spirit. Both are truth seekers. Sagittarius, with its keen observations and wide angle lens, can compare and find the flaws against nature. Pisces may seem lost in the glow of a spiritual master, but is so sensitive it intuits when things aren't just right, or have long been over. They may end up having a following of their own, then be on Sag's show!
The integration of blundering, sometimes insensitive Saturn, and will o the wisp, hard to nail down Neptune, may not be easy. One runs while the other tromples. Sigh. Thundering (or so it seems to Neptune) Saturn needs to get down into low gear, at least in the beginning. Neptune may whimper and whine, but try to stay present and hear the care behind the words before they completely dissolve in a pile of tears, or a vapor trail as you leave. Taking small time-outs is good. Recalibrate. No pulling rank. Not Saturn for its grand achievements, nor Neptune for communing with God him/herself!
Give this reasonable time. In 13 months, we are having another go at changing some long standing premises. Neptune is the Great Mystery, and who dare challenge Spirit itself?! Saturn is in a mere 29 year cycle upstart compared to Neptune's knowing 168 years! But wisdom seeker Saturn, a Master in his own right, is not known for giving up or being afraid of Goliaths. He has time on his side because he will challenge Neptune every seven+ years. This is technically a checkpoint around the Circle as Saturn, squares, conjuncts, squares, opposes, then repeats the cycle. How are we doing? Make before and after notes.
Allow things to grow, revisions to be made, details to be assimilated. Discard what's outgrown; get lighter. Let it be rich and deeply aromatic like a fine cuppa. The challenge is worth it. Liz Greene refers to it as the Quest for Redemption. I'm with that.
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2016 Jupiter Virgo/Libra, Transit of Mercury, Elections!
2016 will certainly have it's challenges! Those whose charts connect with, or choose to use the two super Jupiter earth trines with Pluto
, Virgo/Capricorn, charts to inaugurate important events, will be pleased with the results! May 9 is the date to check with your astrologer about.
Mercury retrogrades in Earth signs
- Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, and the longest stellium durations are in earth sign Virgo. The Virgo stelliums have 4 planets each, and are in August/September. Earth signs are doers. Taurus builds dependable foundations and tends our food animals. Virgo tends the veggie gardens, our health, sustainable living systems. Capricorn rules real estate and builds our homes, shelter, careers. All are vital to our comfort everyday.
The emphasis is on Virgo through Sep 9. Getting healthy, life in order, developing our skills, relationships cared for, finances tended, will set the stage for Jupiter in Libra.
When Jupiter goes into Libra our attention shifts completely. No more slaving at work, at home, for everyone else! Take off that cosmic apron, it's getting out, people time! Enjoy the arts and beauty of life, find complementary business partners, establish personal relationships!
The November Presidential Elections will have comeuppances and surprises! The new President will have some hard work to do, challenging first year. Please VOTE!
Astronomically, the most exciting event is the May 9 Taurus, EARTH sign, Transit of Mercury!
On the average, there are only 13 transits of Mercury each century. The last planetary Solar Eclipse we had was Venus Retrograde in Gemini June 5, 2012. The last Mercury eclipse was Nov 8, 2006 at 16 Scorpio. The May Mercury eclipses are about half as frequent as November transits, but are bigger because Mercury is Aphelion, farthest from the sun. They occur at Mercury's South Node.
Technically, in old astrological terms, there are really three kinds of solar conjunctions. Planets within about 8 degrees of the bright Sun cannot even be seen! This is called being combust, burned up! Even up to about 17 degrees away the Sun is still overpowering and the planet faint. This is called being under the sunbeams, unable to act effectively. If a planet is right at the core of the Sun, within 0 degrees 17 minutes, then it is utterly consumed and this is called being cazimi. In the old days that was considered to be bad. But, really? Why? It happens all the time, and the whole planet doesn't go pale. Clearly, many people's charts aren't activated by the degrees the event occurs at.
Though this Mercury will be in earthy Taurus, Mercury being conjunct the Sun, 'eclipsing' the Sun, is like having Mercury in fiery LEO for those 8 hours! Imagine the amplification of the Mercuries of children born during the Transit!!! Both Taurus and Leo are fixed signs. What these children think will be strong and true, forever (ah, stubborn too)! Those of us with natal Mercury in fire signs are used to a little fire in our bellies, are inspired and more active! People who enjoy hot weather may be quite pleased. They relax into it, are languid and at peace. Their bodies and Spirits heal.
I think of the Sun as giving a mighty infusion of LIGHT, energy, a transmission of unspeakable knowledge from our STAR! EnLIGHTenment, if you will! I'm cleaning and clearing all my telereceivers, antennae, am ready, willing and able! I also believe we quite naturally exchange energy. All of us mortals are sending an array of ideas right back! Get your head clear. Make potent requests of maximum potential, let Father Sun know how it is here, give thanks for Life! The Collective has super powers. Some requests we send will merge and fuse in agreement with incoming transmissions. Like a lighted fuse, light will pour forth! They will gain momentum and miraculous changes will be made.
To make this one even more receptive, Jupiter is stationary, standing still, receptive. There is an Earth Grand Trine of Venus 11 Taurus, one of her own signs, Jupiter 13 Virgo and Pluto 17 Capricorn! Positive financial factors in the best formation possible! Believe me, not to be missed!!!
Check with your astrologer for the whole picture for YOU!
See the entire 2016 Special Edition!
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Happy Birthdays, Gleeful Sagittarians!
Happy ThanksGiving Day runners make their way down Manitou Road, Greece NY complete with turkey hats and wing flapping during the Race With Grace 10K. Established in 1991, the 2014 race attracted 1200 runners! It is a benefit for CURE Childhood Cancer Association.
Blessings everyday for loving us and making us laugh!
Please, always remember these planetary combinations are what's happening in the world. Check with your astrologer to see how they do, or don't, activate your personal chart! May it go well with you....