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YOUR CONTENTS THIS NEWSLETTER:

   Capricorn's Sacred Practice    
    CAPRICORN 2014/15 Moons!  New  Full Wolf Moon, First of 2015                      
    Saturn's very last days in Scorpio; Sagittarius Dec 23!
   
 Dec 23 Starts Months long Saturn square Neptune
    SEVEN of SEVEN LAST Uranus Square Pluto Mar 16!
    Mercury Retrograde Pattern Starts Jan 5!

    
    
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Happy Birthdays, Capricorns!

Classy Capricorn Kate Middleton in perfect Christmas hat!

Holiday Kate! Classy Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton,  born Jan 9, 1982, is now formally known as Her Royal Highness Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. She is Capricorn with sugar and spice! Her Moon is in Cancer opposite her Capricorn Sun, they in TSquare with Saturn are cautious, conservative, law abiding. AND, she has Mercury, and Venus retrograde in Aquarius stirring mischief! They trine Mars in Libra, feisty; they square Jupiter, she thinks for herself, outspoken at times; they sextile the planet of Aquarius, Uranus, not your average citizen and gets away with it! See that happy smile?! Generally she would be a good match for a redhead, but they do have their challenges. See Prince William's chart.

Kate has had a major impact upon British and American fashion which has been termed the "Kate Middleton effect." What she wears, people try to buy! However true to natural Capricorn instincts to thrift, some now suggest that the so-called Kate Effect is merely exaggerated because of her penchant 'for wearing styles that have long sold out' and that 'habit of choosing last season’s designs meant that those wishing to emulate her look had already missed out.' But it does work in other ways! Remarkably, when her wedding dress was put on display at Buckingham Palace in the summer of 2011, the display helped to raise approximately £8million for the Royal Collection, as well as the charitable fund of the Duke and Duchess, and was reported to have drawn a record number of visitors. In 2012 Kate was selected as one of the "Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine.

Her good works include her connections with Patron of Action on Addiction, Royal Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices, Royal Patron of The Art Room and Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, London. The Action program operates national treatment centers throughout the U.K. and brings support to those addicted as well as their families. The Art Room works with often troubled children and builds their self-esteem, confidence and independence through art. She's a sweetheart. A letter she wrote to Fabian Bate, a young boy who passed away from cancer at age 12, now comforts his family as they grieve the loss of their son.

Do what you can in your own good way. Be a better dresser. Smile your smile however it might be. Give money if you've got it, your time if you don't. Put some love in an envelope and send it. Hold someone in your good thoughts. Let people know out loud what you love about them, that you love them. Blessed be.

 



Capricorn 2014/15 Highlights!   
 
Our New Moon is on December 21, Winter Solstice, the first day of Capricorn! This New Moon will be the third of Five in a row that start their signs, 2014 Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn, and 2015 Aquarius and Pisces, all at ZERO degrees! 
 
Saturn has only 2 days left in Scorpio until it moves into Sagittarius Dec 23 for the first time in 29 years! For some of you this will be your Christmas present! LOL!

THE LAST, SEVEN OF SEVEN, Uranus square Pluto! is in progress. Since it is in a retrograde to direct station, the aspect is held closely at about 1 degree, continuously until the final seventh aspect March 16, 2015! Stand tall, love deep, live well.

Mercury in Aquarius starts into 2015's first RETROGRADE pattern Jan 5.

See the 2015 Special Edition Newsletter for upcoming Planetary Patterns! Bring it on!
  
 
Capricorn's Sacred Practice! 

Capricorn, Ancient Sacred Practice, December Full Moon Ritual, Meditation Circle

Whether you are in solitary practice, are part of a Circle, go to Church, have a spiritual teacher, or just Be, is perfect. At different times of your life you may embrace one or all of these choices and prosper spiritually. Your Soul knows what to do when.

Sacred Law, the 7th Ray  Spiritual practice may be foremost. Respecting elders and earth wisdom comes into play. Time is a law to be used with grace and fervor! There is only so much, yet there is no need to rush. Acceptance is an abiding law; what will be will be. Humility, love of all beings exactly where they are at is a challenge, and so too, knowing when we don't have to play with them either. Knowing our limits and that we can't be there for everyone all of the time, or maybe not at all, is healthy practice. Divine Order at times presents itself with clarity right between our eyes! This, then that. That's all there is. Period.

29 Year Saturn Returns The first 29 years are self discovery. How does this human body thingy work?! Honoring the voice in you that knows what you love and do best. Being yourself, not as others would wish you to be. Let your skin feel the wind. Consternation versus success. Some vexing, but steady gains too.

The second 29 is doing what you do best if you found your heart's way in that first 29. Earn your keep. Usually around 50, many find themselves to have become 'elders' of the tribe. Mentoring, giving back, making things different. Sometimes failures of the previous generations are corrected. A more generous Spirit is released.

The third 29 is teaching the teachers how to teach. Comforting them through their failures, encouraging them to learn through it, be inspiring. They see your calm strength or how you handle it when you or life goes nutty. Life has natural ups and downs. Sometimes when we are down is when our most profound power is upon us. We learn to laugh more. Life is serious and funny as Hell! Your knee pads are getting a good workout ~ praying for insight, giving thanks for blessings, and resting when you need to! 

Commitment is a life theme. It might be to the kid down the block, giving that single smile when you see them each day. To your children. To your mate. Don't put yourself in jeopardy situations where you are triggered to misbehave. Part of your practice is self discipline. Take it to work with you. Focus and stay sharp. Pay attention to those around you. Humans are part of your life work too. Decide to take good care of yourself. Stay on an even keel, and do frolic and blow off steam occasionally!  

You Capricorns are treasured! You decide and you do it. Without looking like it, you get more done than ten other people combined. No wasted motion, only what's needed. Your foundations are solid. You are so loved. Not only are you loving, but you show it in so many ways that make our lives more sanely livable. What a beautiful Sacred Practice. Thank you.
 


 
 
Capricorn 2014-2015 Awesome New & Full Wolf Moon!   

Full Moon Whitney Summit Smithsonian Nitschke
FROM THE SMITHSONIAN'S WILDERNESS FOREVER PHOTO CONTEST Mt. Whitney Moonrise, John Muir Wilderness in California. By Nolan Nitschke, Bishop, California: “At 14,505 feet in elevation, the setting sun and the full moon created a unique combination of warm and cool tones."

Last of 2014, Capricorn Winter Solstice NEW MOON!
 
Sunday Dec 21 at 5:36 PM Pacific - 0 Capricorn 06

Our New Moon is on the first day of Capricorn, Winter Solstice, Yule! For many this is the real New Year! This New Moon will be the third of Five in a row that start their signs, 2014 Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn, and 2015 Aquarius and Pisces, all at ZERO degrees! As we finish the long term challenge of Uranus square Pluto seven times, these zero degrees are like little booster shots! They remind us new beginnings are here. We can activate them by our new choices. They are freeing us from old dilemmas as the past fades, our sights are on the fresh possibilities to come! 

FIVE planets, a stellium in Capricorn in a large conjunction, one following the other! Capricorn concentration and five ways to say it! Heart of dedication, the Matriarch and Patriarch united, literal words of Wisdom, seeking to the Core, Beauty and Beast! Both humble and powerful. Timeless structures for protection, foundations of integrity.

Moon and Sun conjunct Mercury. Mercury is leaving the Sun, faster moving, while the Moon will soon catch up with Mercury. Both have grabbed, or been infused by, a bit of Light at the heart and are carrying it forward. Mercury has the words and story; Moon gives the nurturing it takes to support it as it grows.

Mercury is more closely conjunct Pluto than the New Moon! Four signs in a row, Cap, Aquarius, Pisces and Aries, Pluto is strongly linked with Mars, Chiron and Uranus at 12 and 13 degrees! Mars and Uranus are in what we call a Mutual Reception, in each other's signs! Potent! Both break up old patterns and delight in new times, new ways, now! Chiron sits midpoint between, extremely sensitive to the needs for planetary, even Spiritual change. It is sextile Pluto in Capricorn, knowing timing means everything. It calls for compassion in every moment. Pluto in Capricorn may protect the old ways unless shown what's better, really better, not just good sounding. Trick is to listen to all ideas, use the old as a powerful framework, springboard, to step forward from. Pluto in Cap is expert at recycling, renovation! Mercury has a lot to talk about.

Venus separating conjunct Pluto. At 14 degrees Capricorn, it is just leaving the 12/13 degree planets, spreading the blessings. It sees the values in well placed power, experience. It celebrates the healing and changes to come. Adds a touch of class to new buildings and projects. She adds desire for Grace, to make the Beauty, attracts funding. 

In contrast to the tight Saturn ruled Capricorn Stellium, and the rest of the planets, Jupiter (the orange planet at left) stands alone. Truly. It is separate in space, and makes no aspect to any other planet. See how all the connection lines in the center of the chart are to one side of the chart? By definitions, this chart pattern could be called a Bucket or Fan configuration. Technically it fits right between the two. It is claimed a lone planet is the point of emphasis, stands out, and in sunny Leo, it just might. However, unconnected, unsupported, it may just shine and fizzle. Or, unfettered, it may powerfully rise above at will! Jupiter in Leo is a tremendous teaching and leadership combination.  

This New Moon, most closely tied with Saturn and in Saturn's sign, launches Saturn's sign change into Sagittarius Dec 23! During the New Moon, Saturn, the ruler of the Capricorn Stellium, is still in Scorpio. In some old time astrology, a semi sextile, the link that connects them, is said to affect health and wealth. Scorpio, the sign Saturn is in, is the sign of both! With Saturn at maturity, 29 degrees Scorpio, there are endings, completion, a sense of critical timing. The New Moon is at zero degrees Capricorn, an entire new beginning, by sign and degree! Time to let go and move on! Since Capricorn cherishes archetypes and reveres what's time tested and true, keep those sacred reminders tucked away. Give due respect, renew your vows. Honor them with a new worthy approach. 

Sun, Moon and Mercury sextile Neptune in Pisces, planet and sign of Spirit and Magic! Nurturing words, tender insights, mercy and empathy gentle the Soul. Listening becomes an embracing of difference. The heart sings a song and dreams can really come true.

Winter Solstice, Yule, New Moon (truly the long darkest night), and season shift. Winter Solstice official SUNDAY Dec 21 at 3:30 PM Pacific; New Moon Zero degrees Capricorn (5 Planet Stellium) at 5:36 PM Pacific! That period of time there will be WORLD WIDE MEDITATION. For some it will be an Initiation and for many an immersion into a deeper understanding of Capricorn. May the Highest be done. Blessed be.

Capricorn 2014 New Moon Astrology Chart
 
 
 
FULL WOLF MOON Portal! First Moon of 2015 

Sunday Jan 4 at 8:53 PM Pacific - 14 Cancer 31

2015 Full Wolf Moon Capricorn Cancer

GRAND SQUARE IN CARDINAL SIGNS!
 It's tight, 12,13, 14 degrees. There are the four squares at the corners and the oppositions crossing diagonally corner to corner. Moon and Sun make the primary opposition, being the Full Moon formation. This one has a little more kick than usual because the Sun in Capricorn has just been with Pluto. Secrets are known, maybe had some sex, monies discussed, vested with power, healing given and received. All is still not known, but the potential has been scanned and is being readied. Trust and sharing has been livened. Or if it's called for, suspicion admitted. Time to shed the denial, the Phoenix to rise.

Moon in Cancer is going crazy wanting to protect, but is a tad too far away to interfere. Watch and wait. Feel and offer support as soon as possible. Or, just let go. Take a few days off and see what shakes. Children are of prime concern because some are too young to make all their decisions on their own. Foresee as much as you can. Fortify them, then pray they choose well on their own. Let them know about inappropriate behaviors, their own or others', to move away from jeopardy as soon as their radar alerts them. Not a time to make loans or invest in too-good-to-be-true ventures. 

Moon in Cancer, it's own sign, opposite Sun/Pluto in Capricorn. Moon is intuitional and can read secretive Pluto. Sometimes. Pluto knows what Moon wants. Sun in Capricorn knows there are undercurrents and may be embarrassed, may avoid getting into the fray. Getting to work may be their antidote. Moon may ask for more than can be given. Pluto may play this scenario with intent to heal in the long term. So, as possible, get the cards on the table. It may seem insolvable at first, but stay with good will. Listen to differences without judgment as well as you can. And some of it is the Serenity Prayer ~ give us the serenity to accept what cannot be changed, the courage to change what can be changed, and the wisdom to know the one from the other.

Cardinal Signs make new beginnings! They are leaders. Aries is the primal fire starter, alive with ideas they instantly get going! Cancer cares for us. No one has to tell them to. Chicken soup appears. Libras can't help themselves; they have to meet you and make relationships community wide. Capricorn works by nature. They are Builders, ascend the heights, are intrepid without thinking about it.

This Grand Square is crisscrossed by the Libra/Aries Nodes, with Uranus in Aries at the South Node! Uranus in Aries is a fire starter of ideas like none other. At the South Node it brings ideas forward from the Past, but in new clothes! They are the same, but more of the current times, even of the future! it may take some adjusting to not shy away, but to blink your eyes a few times, then jump on it! Flip these across to Libra and your ideas will be finessed in finery and taken as valuable consorts to ideas already on the books or proposed. All of a sudden, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts!

Chiron at 13 Pisces is in a Bow pattern with Moon and Sun, that's trine the Moon, sextile the Sun. Chiron suffers sometimes, especially in Pisces, there are matters of the Spirit/Soul. Disappointments with ones we believed in, the World. Sometimes the Light is thin. As we become Teachers, we see how much it takes to be one and we start to understand. As we go through centuries, aeons of time, we see how much change there has been and that it is no snap of the fingers. Just like from being a child to becoming a parent ourselves. And one day we do healings, another step of Being. We make relationships, do the business of life. 

In harmony with Moon, Chiron resolves feelings that got tangled, jammed to a standstill in a weeping puddle. Pisces is the most delicately tuned of all the water signs. Cancer remembers and often retains the residue of old hurts. Pisces sees your pain and the pain of the one who caused the pain. They sometimes can dissolve and wash away the chain of the generations. A gift beyond measure.

In step with Sun, Chiron sees the indwelling need to be in the Heart. Capricorn has a sense of duty, sometimes one's family's heritage, sometimes to one's natural own self, sometimes divine. If we are falsely living the expectations of another, Pisces sensitizes us to this discrepancy, sometimes making it impossible to continue. What a relief. This good aspect also shows us initial possibilities to help us start anew. All it may take is a small change that was right there for the taking all along. You can do it. If you are all alone, give yourself a hug and start living that pure purpose.

Mercury conjunct Venus in Aquarius sextile Saturn newly in Sagittarius! With a twinkle in the eye, a lift of the eyebrow, a shake of the head, a silly snort, sing out that crazy idea! Sure, some will laugh. Why not? When they get over it, get down to business and tell them why it's better than sliced bread! Aquarius likes a little kink in their coffee, and Saturn in Sag has a tad of devilishness behind that get-it-done don't'-mess-with-me facade. But do tell why your idea will work for more than 5 minutes, no matter how entertaining it is! Aquarius loves world changers, and Sag will travel the world with it! Everyone will be a little intoxicated with Saturn newly lifted out of Scorpio. Sagittarius is famous for its sense of well being and optimism! Time to ordain the new program!

We are having the first taste of Saturn square Neptune in Pisces. It will be exact first of three Nov 26, 2015. We've been talking about Chiron in Pisces. Neptune is the planet of Pisces. Saturn rules bedrock and ice; Neptune rules the ocean and tides, constant change. Sometimes it is out of control and Saturn may help stabilize. Sometimes it operates on whim while Saturn wants reason. Saturn finds out there doesn't always need to be a reason, it just is. Neptune's intuition can save Saturn's bacon let alone hours of work. In some ways they aren't so far apart. Neptune is becoming one with God; Saturn does honor by being the planet of Spiritual Law, Divine Order, the GateKeeper, Guardian. See more! 

Father Sun will be conjunct the Harp Star, Vega, the brightest star in the constellation Lyra. It is the second brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere! An old time astrologer wrote 'It is said to give an harmonious, poetical and developed nature, fond of music and apt in science and art, but inclined to theft.' Woops. So keep your pinkies to yourself and no hacking! It is also said to be linked to magic, divine spells, and charisma! Another says 'Vega provides a multiplicity of opportunity. Our bright star with Lyra's brightest star just may make it happen! 

Lady Moon is conjunct Sirius, the Dog (WOLF) Star, The Chieftain's Star, the brightest star in our night sky! If you have a clear night, you WILL be able to see them close together depending on your location and time of night! Auspiciously, Sirius rising signaled the flooding of the Nile, guaranteeing the land's fertility! Some say it's a star of success, can be on the extravagant side. With the Moon, it is said to bring success in business, good health, beneficial changes in home or business. It heightens the beneficial qualities of the planet it is affiliated with! Star expert Bernadette Brady (Venus/Jupiter Aquarius) says gain is far more than expected -- the mundane becoming sacred. I hope it is your good fortune to have it well placed in your birth chart and that this Full Wolf Moon is well connected with your chart too! 

Time to step into the Portal, across the Threshold...perfect time to walk a labyrinth in the MoonLight!

Capricorn 2015 Full Wolf Moon Astrology Chart


The next New Moon is on January 20, starting Aquarius! It will be the fourth of Five in a row that start their signs, 2014 Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn, and 2015 Aquarius and Pisces, all at ZERO degrees!
 

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Saturn's Last Days in Scorpio, for Now.

First time into Sagittarius Dec 23!

Saturn Scorpio to Sagittarius, Nancy Norris age 61, summit Vinson Massif, Antarctic 2005
At age 61, Nancy Norris, IMG, International Mountain Guide, Climber and Board of Directors Member for the American Alpine Club, on the summit of Vinson Massif 16,067', Antarctica, Dec 15, 2005

Reach the Peak of Your Personal Power and Achievement! Time to finish things Scorpio with Saturn flavors. Clear the decks so you can move forward cleanly, with a solid foundation, into Sagittarius. Bury deep and safe, or out your Scorpio secrets, so truth telling Sag can only share what is good to be known.

Know where your monies are. Be able to account for what you have and what you are doing with it. Be sure insurances are up to date. Make or update your will. Apply for fundings. Update your mortgage, or not. 

Adjust your career, work of your life. Deep satisfaction keeps you healthy. Get that feeling that you are making a profound difference. Get paid worthily for what you give; give worthily to get it. No abuse in the work place, of any kind, sexual, verbal, emotional. No bullying. Give and get respect. It's not just leadership; it's a sharing of Being that brings us all to the top of our game.

If you are not the world's greatest lover, man or woman, learn more. Sex is a sacred experience as well as just being amazing when it's good. Be true to your mate, clean up any messes, move on if that's best.

Take responsibility for your personal health. Clear up chronic patterns. Get support. No being lazy. Keep yourself in top form. Exercise reasonably, eat a balanced diet without obsession, rest well, keep hydrated. 

As a healer, really listen. Sometimes that's all it takes. That makes others know they are worth listening to, and that alone makes them listen to themselves. Take time out to prevent burn out. Know when you can't help a client, patient, student or they have learned all they can with you. Move them along to their next step. Keep learning, keep up on what's new in your field. This will be even more true when Saturn is in Sagittarius, a sign of teaching! 

On a 29 Year cycle, Saturn enters Sagittarius the first time Dec 23! That's two days after Winter Solstice, Yule, three days into Sun in Capricorn, and Just in time for the holidays! There could be serious flight delays, last minute cheap fares, grinchy accommodations, last minute surprise arrivals, amazing after holiday bargains! No matter what, it's a time of giving your love no matter who you are with or where you are! Saturn will be in Sagittarius until June 14, 2015 when it retrogrades back into Scorpio to review, pass any final tests, and finally finish Scorpio. It reenters Sagittarius from Sep 17, 2015 to Dec 19, 2017. Saturn was last in Sagittarius Nov 1985 to Feb 1988, and June to Nov 1988.

Saturn in Sagittarius, the Master Teacher, considers the daily working ethic, as well as profound ethics that stand the test of time. We learn in every level we work at, sometimes humbly on our very knees no matter how high ranking we think we are. Our children teach us. Religion and source of life, where our Souls are traveling to and how we do it, are important. Some philosophies will be rigid, perhaps challenged and crumble, to our great fear, devastation, humiliation. Others will be built brick by brick, true and respected, prove their worth. Saturn chisels out the faults, a Master Craftsman at work. Let go and get light. What needs protection will be guarded. Where keys and a gate are needed, they will be installed.

Work that has been carried on beyond it's time will likely be let go. Certain bothersome fragments will be let go; the time tending them will be better spent. Other work will be satisfactorily completed against the odds through shear perseverance and righteous optimism. The tower is completed, the summit reached. The structure is strong. On the other hand, do periodic checkups to watch for use of cheap shoddy materials, unsafe shortcuts. Funding needs to be adequate to the time and materials rightfully needed.

Money considerations will blow hot and cold. Sagittarius is optimistic, Saturn not. Sag wants to buy the big one, and thinks more money can come anytime, and sometimes that's true, no need to worry. Saturn cautiously tries to keep things on schedule as planned. And that can work too. Keep a basic bank balance; stay connected to supporters. Travel in the line of business makes excellent sense. Travel prices may be lowered. Good time for traveling seniors at locations medical care is easily available. Gambling will be curtailed.

Saturn, Capricorn's planet, can be quite the lover, perfect timing. In Sagittarius, that might be wildly like a rogue on the office desk, along the road, in the motel on a business trip! Saturn may also be quite conservative, or Sag, loving a good tryst, might try the senior partner, a seasoned warrior! If you choose a traveler at the Conference, have a great time, but don't expect them to stay around.

Sagittarius rules hips and thighs and your liver. God knows what happens to hips and thighs. Thankfully, Saturn is a conscientious monitor, is good at keeping vows. Eat less kibble is what my Vet says to me about my dog. 
More veggies, less fatty foods, candy, chocolate, alcohol. Sag loves to get outdoors and exercise. Hopefully that will help your hips and thighs too.

As to your liver, it is a sacred organ. You must have something to live FOR. Don't tax your system with overeating, too many things to do, other people's business. Being generous has its limits. You can't fool yourself when your body talks. Be true to yourself, be real, mind your own business first. You are the one who lives in your body and you can't help others when your body is down. 
 

Saturn is up on commitments, responsibility to long term plans. Sagittarius is the long term plan specialist, a teacher of note. Generation after generation Sagittarians carry the word. They think nothing of telling great stories that make us laugh, cry, yet inspire hope. They are optimistic the journey can be made. Saturn is willing to make that trek, climb the rocky mountain, even through snow and ice they carve the way. They don't forget where we are going or why. Tremendous support team. Sagittarius, ever compensating in a good way, says even if we lose, we'll make the news! And it was fun!

Finish up that writing that you started long ago. Do the publishing. Share your ideas, prophecy. Take your sweet place along the road of Life.

This foray into the future, Sagittarius, seeing where our choices can take us, prepares us for Saturn retrograding back into Scorpio June 14 to Sep 17! Saturn returns to the comfort of dark Scorpio. Our efforts will be even more dedicated. We will seriously and more precisely finish establishing allies, both in business and financially.

Also, this will help prepare the way for upcoming Jupiter in Virgo Aug 11, 2015. Jupiter happily moves right along; Virgo 
would rather just work than stop to make those connections, no matter how necessary they are. Saturn's gotta do it. Scorpio, the Healer, will get funding for Virgo the Nurse and Midwife, healing research. Saturn, the Manager, will make sure funds are allocated and secured; Virgo, the Accountant, will organize the allotments, be sure papers are signed, insurances up to date, the Will is notarized. Frugal Saturn loves it when Virgo counts the pennies. 

Saturn in Scorpio will clear personal relationships - sex, jealousy, spending choices, custody. Hopefully this time there will be real healing, a clear promise. Clearing relationships will contribute to Virgo's better health so they can work without worry. Well timed, a poised Spirit, flows in peace.

Saturn goes back into Sagittarius Sep 17, 2015. See more!

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Saturn in Sagittarius Square Neptune in its Own Sign Pisces!

Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in its own sign Pisces! Don't Give Up!

Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces runs seven months in 2015 at two different times, and a third period in 2016 for 6+ months. 

  • Allowing a 5 degree range, it starts Dec 23, 2014 and runs 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, and the last aspect of 2015!
  • In 2016, it runs from April 13 to Oct 31, with second exact aspect  June 17, and the final aspect Sep 10. 

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. If we consciously engage it, it is even more potent. It will be in varying degrees over those months, so people with planets at or close with those degrees will be affected at different times. 

Potently, it runs backdrop concurrently with the 2015 Jupiter Yod and Super Six Planet Fire Grand Trine in February and March. See more, the dates, and chart! It also runs comparatively softly in the background while Uranus makes its final square with Pluto March 16, rather emphatically if it is at a degree that activates your chart! 

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. 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. 

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 you 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 completely dissolving 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 Great 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. UK astrologer Liz Greene refers to it as the Quest for Redemption. I'm with that. 


 
SEVEN of SEVEN Uranus Square Pluto Mar 16!

Mars with Uranus Square Pluto, Hemsworth Thor
Collect your power, save the world! Leo Aussie Chris Hemsworth, plays Thor in Thor: the Dark World! Chris's Mars trines his Jupiter Uranus conjunction (thunder), squares his Pluto/Saturn Conjunction (downfall of Evil)!

Mar 16, 2015 brings the LAST Uranus square Pluto! Since Uranus is currently in a retrograde to direct station, the aspect is held at about 1 degree FOR 3 MONTHS, continuously until that final seventh aspect March 16, 2015! After that, there will likely be a year to five year integration period of all the profound changes.

This is not a time to give up! Uranus in Aries is here to disrupt the status quo, set us free, see the new Light! It wants to see change, NOW! Fight for it in a good way! Pluto, the Healing Serpent, wants to clear the deepest tunnels of dead debris, the leavings of things gone by that clog the system, slow it way down, or stop it entirely, unable to carry its own weight anymore. Capricorn, the sign Pluto is in, wants what's best, but sometimes it's a devil of a time letting go. Guardians that they are, they want to be really sure to do the right thing for the long term. Lives may depend on not being premature or being too late to act. 

Changing the underpinnings of things, the very foundations of existence, requires Thor's hammer, OR a very light touch. Uranus in Aries doesn't feel like it has the time for intricate delicate dealings and is concerned if too much time goes by momentum is lost, things will slither back to their hiding places. A lot of time and effort would be to no avail and precious change delayed for too long. Relationships, family and financial matters, careers, community, one's place in the world today are in profound question.

If your planetary degrees are activated, 8 to 16, or more degrees if you are super sensitive, radical things may happen! That's the whole point! AstroLogical aspects are for evolution, the planets symbolizing synchronicity, change, flow, even it there are bumps in the road! Don't hide, and don't hold back. Be present and fully engaged in the opportunities available! You may not get the whole picture right away, perhaps while nursing a few war wounds, but give it time. Part of the nature of this combination is surprises, the unexpected! The signs that could be most challenged are Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn. Grab it and run with it! 

For you Aries, it may be one of the most exciting rides you ever had! Your prowess will be maximized, tested, restrained and encouraged at the same time! Your response time may be quickened, more focused. At moments you may feel old before your time, but those insane moments of maturity may save your life, or save time and make you the winner! Place your protests where they will bring return. It's not a time to lose respect by flailing and missing the mark. Though usually independent, you may be delighted to find surprise allies who are going your way just as fast as you are! In fact, you, of all people, may be pressed to keep up!

Cancers feel fine with those protective Capricorns. Challenges come when your kids rebel, when your aging parent needs more care, a co-worker needs more than you can give, your home is threatened, your mate is eyeing the candy. Ha! Or it may be you, bored, bored, bored. Not even a cookbook perks you up. However, the Matriarch has ever been strong, those pioneer women persevered. Maybe it is time to open your own business ~ Cancers are #1 at business. They have a natural sense of cycles, intuit the market. They are good day traders. They feed armies, restaurant customers, school kids. They are pros getting people calmed in emergencies and are excellent in the housing market. Memory serves you well. Get out the watercolor brushes, check out your genealogy, the local antique store.

For some Libras, this is just all too much. The valance is disturbed; things are in a different kind of balance now. But Librans are expert at swift compromise, intelligent at incorporating new ways, establishing intercultural affluence. They know how to refine, dress to accommodate the invitation or gauntlet life brings. They dance with Beauty, turn the tables to conviviality, marry with wisdom, make fair and clever Robinhood trades! Though at times they appear vulnerable to being pushed around, this kind of aspect may push them to finally make that decision. Even if it is wrong, it is a start! Aries admires the audacity of it; Capricorn would love to have you succeed too. Cancers may want to nurture you to your full strength, chicken soup and all! 

Capricorn looks powerful, formidable, almost every moment. It's their job. With Pluto there, they have probably been pummeled a bit, faced demons and success! Having seen that many live through events of their worst fears, yes, get embarrassed, but are also patted on the back as one of us now. Relieved and more compassionate, they are amenable to working shoulder to shoulder as respected equals no matter the rank. The wild changes no longer cause a tightening in fear, but are seen more as triggers for something that needed fixing all along. Life gets better. There are things we can do better. Yep. We are who we are. There are things we can do really well. Ok. First we pay the bills, rent. Then, as we choose the more powerful solutions toward long term goals, doing things we love best, we get more secure in our success, not guilty for it. Life gets good in our heart too. Cancers say they knew it all along. Libra helps you get better at social events, and introduces you to the right people. Bless them. Aries says NEXT!

Call on the Powers of these primal four directions ~ Self/Spirit Light, Home & Family, Others/Mates and Partners, Career and Success of your Soul's Work. Stand tall, Love deep, Live well! Steady in the Light.
 
 
Mercury Retrograde Pattern Starts Jan 5!

Mercury Retrograde Switchbacks of Mind & Spirit. Tomlinson/Harding
For many hikers, the Bright Angel Trail, which cuts through ribbed-red cliffs along narrow and often-steep pathways, is the entry point to the Grand Canyon. Photo by 
Ruth Tomlinson / Robert Harding

Intricately laid trails of Mind and Spirit wind their way, switchbacking, through our lives. They let us ascend or descend where it would otherwise be too steep and the journey never made. Retrogrades are like that.

The beauty of retrograde patterns is they are an S shaped, forward, back, forward, but it happens while time moves forward, the other planets have moved. Nothing is really ever the same again even though Mercury covers the same degrees three times! Clever, that. Saturated, empowered, we change, can't wait to move on! In air signs, we can't actually see that mental process, but there is evidence due to our actions. 

Mercury 2015 has the standard 3 Mercury RXs, in all the Air signs, Aquarius, Gemini and Libra. Airs signs are thinkers, ones who make connections.

  • Aquarius is friend to friend, group to group, invention, computers, awakening, worldwide!
  • Gemini is how you think, mind to mind, handshake to handshake, neighbors and sibs, local errands.
  • Libra is poetic, partner to partner, both business and pleasure, with our peers, social, political and legal.
The first part of our first 2015 Mercury Rx pattern starts Jan 5 at 1 AQ 18. From that point it moves on up to 17 AQ 5 on Jan 21, where it RXs back to the Jan 5 position. The matters that occur in this first lap may be considered several times before you settle. Takes the time it takes. In this case, the whole three-part process finishes March 3.

Oddly, Aquarius is a 'fixed' sign, but a sign of profound sweeping change. It's spread is from eccentrically stubborn thinking, no thinking at all, to remarkable invention and the exploration of electric enlightenment! And that can vary from topic to topic. Their glitz is unpredictability, can change course in a flash! When dedicated to a greater cause, they gather all the troops and the tsunami of tumblers in the locks are loosed, no going back! 

Friendships will be shifted. Alliances will morph, new associates will sparkle, change will be lively. Expect some old friends to reappear. Consider what groups you might join, but wait to do it. You will find out more. Keep an open mind that something even better will come along.

Be sure your computer and electronics in your life, in your car, are as up to par as possible before the RX. During RXs is usually not a time to make purchases. Get the guarantee. Have backup parts and supplies handy to tide you over until after Mercury goes direct on Feb 11. Do daily backups or have an auto backup system that does that. Copyright your writings, inventions. Hand deliver your important papers. Oh, and don't 'hide' them in a 'safe place.' It might be another few retrogrades before you find them again!

Like the Aquarian symbol, double zig zags, lightning bolts, frequently and quickly explore your perimeters while keeping a steady forward course! Others may be excited or be put off center by your variable dizzying pace! Shake 'em loose! Be free! You may lose some in your past as you out distance them. Bullets may be dodged. Intriguing fringe input may enhance your astounding flight! 
 

 
2015 International Year of Light logo
 


2015 has been declared the International Year of Light and Light based Technologies by the United Nations. More information and links can be found here on Wikipedia. Let's live up to that, whether it is Starlight or Sunlight or Moonlight!

 



 
Happy Birthdays, Capricorns!
 
Christmas Holiday Angel, Capricorn, winter greens, stars!
 
Infinite Hugs, Happy Holidays and 2015 to You All!
 
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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.... 
 
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