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YOUR CONTENTS THIS NEWSLETTER:

  Aquarius ~ Like None Other!     
    Aquarius 2016 Moons!   
      
Full Wolf Moon - Mars TSquare
      New Moon - Multiple Midpoints, 19s and Jupiter 
    Aquarius 2016 Planetary Highlights!
    Mercury Direct Jan 25! AQ/Cap Valentine's, Mars
    Unstoppable Saturn Trine Uranus Starts
  Jupiter Opposite Chiron is with Us Again Now, Both Moons!
    Jupiter in Virgo MEGA Trine Pluto in Capricorn!
                           
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....

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Happy Birthdays, Aquarians!

Aquarius Ascendant David Bowie Star 

He will be missed. Jan 8, 1947 David Bowie was not your average Capricorn. Born at 9 AM (from him) Brixton, London, UK, he had a Leo Moon and Aquarius Ascendent. Ziggy Stardust was a natural aka name for him! The symbol for Aquarius is Ziggy, and Aquarius rules the Heavens, Stardust! 

He lived up to his Ascendent. Aquarians are #1 as singers; he had a rare voice and used it uniquely. Per Wiki, in a 2014 analysis of 77 "top" artists' vocal ranges, Bowie was 8th, just behind Christina Aguilera and just ahead of Paul McCartney. Aquarians live for enlivening, awakening, change, blazing trails into the formidable great Unknown! Aquarius is the last Air sign, rising above the general congregation of Souls. Air sign communicators are intelligent, quick on their feet, even brilliant! Aquarians research, then add their own notes, speculate on possibilities well beyond their time. At the very least it is entertaining, and often they are intuitively right - gifted with clairsentience!

Sun in Capricorn in the 12th House, Bowie was a talented composer Musician, often worked at Night. He has been referred to as a chameleon, I prefer to call him a Magician. His career was 'marked by reinvention, musical innovation and visual presentation.' The 12th has to do with being visionary as well as our vision. An early injury left him with different color eyes with different size pupils. I interpret that to mean different ways of seeing the same thing at the same time, seeing differently than the average ways of seeing. This added to his unique Aquarian appearance. 

With Moon, Saturn and Pluto, together in Leo, he was a superb performer, actor! With full heart he brought us the colors of the living brilliance of Aquarius! Sometimes the 7th house appears effeminate, beautiful. Coupled with his eccentric Aquarian freedom of expression, his sexuality was questioned, yet he met his match with his Somali-American model wife Iman! Capricorn's, Saturn in the 7th house, are noted for long term commitments. They were married and survived scandals for 24 years! Iman's birth time is not known, but they seemed well matched! Her chart

Mars with his Sun could be ferocious at times, exactly as Spirit intended. Mars is what's new, so he often tried new things. For example, he was a fluent player of the keyboard, harmonica, saxophone, stylophone, viola, cello, koto, thumb piano, drums, and percussion. Though from many beginning failures, he made his ground! He became, IS still, a leader.

Typical Aquarian philanthropist, Bowie 
headlined global concert tours in support of many causes: Abuse, at Risk/Disadvantaged Youth, Children, Disaster Relief Education, Family/Parent, Support, Health, Human Rights, Hunger, Poverty, Weapons Reduction, Women. It is said Bowie and wife Iman remained up-to-date, endorsing as many foundations as they possibly could to improve the world.

An unforgettable 69 years. Powerful aspects took him on the next lap of his journey. Pluto, both Death and Resurrection, was at his Mars/Sun; Uranus was square them. Lazarus is truly a fitting name for his final muiscal! The world was shocked at the news of his passing. His passing was unique in that he made his final album and video, clearly about death, while he was secretly dying of Cancer. They were released on his birthday. He 'spoke' of death, gave his messages, said his farewells to all, a 'parting gift' to the world. On his Birthday he was on his feet, dressed to the Nines in a suit by New York designer Thom Browne, with a huge à la Bowie smile on his face, having his last photographs taken. He left us two days after his birthday, the day after a New Moon. 

RIP David Bowie. Gentleman, creator, ferocious, courageous, the Ultimate!

See his chart! I speculate he was born at 8:53 AM, putting Venus in the 10th, 0 Aquarius ASC.
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Aquarius ~ Like None Other!

Aquarius Woman Under Heaven Air Sign

There are a lot of Ex words, and many, meaning utterly and thoroughly, apply to Aquarius! 

Exciting, exhibitionist. No rules apply to your Aquarian. They are spiritually genetically different under Heaven. You can never really know them because they change as you look at them. They are always becoming. It's not a plan, it just happens and you happen to be there too. Without realizing, you change when they do, because you saw it! They prove we can all change with every breath! You may love them a few minutes, be a little scared sometimes. Who was that you married?! Really?! And you are never bored. As they skitter about, sometimes you connect, others you don't. But there is freedom for both of you in the between spaces! Rest, time to think, feels good. They are lot to absorb, accept, in one neverending package. Fascinating. 

Excellent, exemplary, exalted. That amazing brain and their wild card capability takes them to the highest places ~ research, invention, out of the box! They don't hold back when someone tells them it isn't regular, but are exultant in their pursuits because it's not! Rebellion has its merits! When they are supposed to be at their award party, they forget to go because they are working on the next project, fully immersed, divining the details from the ethers.  

Extraordinary, exceptional, exotic. Unique has meaning from weird to marvelous beyond words! The range of difference is extreme! There are otherwise non functional savants, to beings with so many skills it would take the rest of us several lifetimes to achieve them! Sometimes they look so different you would never miss them duck walking down the street in neon colors! Others are so ordinary appearing they are completely camouflaged among us. Being shocking is one of their favorite venues. Never underestimate your fellow. 

Exchange, exclude. The learning curve when you are with an Aquarian is just about straight up! All aboard! You keep up or are left behind. Get what you can, thank your lucky stars for even a brief encounter. If you keep up, keep your eyes open wide and catch every molecule flying your way! Stardust is their element! They don't really ever mean to be exclusive. It's just that their ON button is ON! Air is their astrological medium, and they are the third, final, of the air signs, and they know how to breath in and let the air go right through them. They pick up all the nuances on the huge tide of Being, pull them together in a prescient framework of ideas. They have huge capacity, we call it intelligence, but it is even more than that mechanical function. They perceive what it means through the generations, where it is going. 

Extrasensory, Exponential. The psychic skill of their sign is called Clairsentience, clear knowing. As an Air sign, generally, there is a quality of detachment. In Aquarius they think without so much personal need. There is less judgement, concern for what other people think. They enjoy the facts, free of politics, wealth, laws of science. A new order is possible, probable since Evolution never quits. The more they change, the more change can happen as each facet creates an avenue to another!

Extraterrestrial! Being above and beyond, are perhaps the greatest beauty of Aquarius. Escape from the ordinary, Aquarians are leaders into the Unknown into a Future of uncharted dimensions. Flight has always fascinated us. Dreams of flying tantalize us to find our own wings, move our lives to a new level. Nothing like a great view! 

If they were coffee, they would be expressos!* They exceed common standards with exuberance! We thank you, Dear Aquarian Friends, for taking us to the far, far places! 

*Just like an Aquarian sort to misspell at will, make it different - proper spelling 'espresso!'
 


 
Full Wolf Moon - Mars TSquare
Saturday January 23, 5:46 PM Pacific at 3 Leo 29

Full Wolf Moon Woman Book Sphere
May the Magic and Inspiration of the Wolf Moon make its presence known. 

First Full Moon of 2016! Mercury is retrograde for only 2 more days, going direct on the 25th at 1:50 PM Pacific! It is 'stationed,' still at its turning point conjunct Pluto in Capricorn! Believe me, no stone is unturned! Mercury is our mental computer, curious to the max, nevermind Capricorn's polite regard or politics. Pluto will have fewer secrets as things are dredged from the depths, willingly or not! 
Mercury has been stirring the brew, swirling things to the surface, releasing old constraints! Gotta have all the factors present to make the best decisions. 

Part of the purpose of Full Moons is to widen the playing field to its maximum wingspread, embrace a greater potential! Moon and Sun are as far apart as they can get. Aquarius is wild as it gets, truly bored by the status quo. Leo loves a good old fashioned drama! These two are coming up to TSquare Mars the Instigator, fomenter of NEW beginnings in Pluto's fixed sign Scorpio! Scorpio doesn't give up or change easily, but Mars is warrior kin, so fearless that Scorpio admires and, not admitting it, tries to keep up! Keep your socks on and your running shoes ready!

Moon will square Mars 8:11 AM the next morning, so there are some immediate considerations! Moon is in the sign of Light, Leo. Secrets will be revealed! Moon is emotional, can get its feelings hurt in Leo. Mars is famous for being a bit techy, and in Scorpio scary. That could be uncomfortable for everyone,
so don't get too close; Mars in Scorpio has its own kind of bite! Time out, cool down, stop pouting. Don't let things get so far you can't get back. Generally everyone has good intention. Might choose to take on hot topics some other time?

In another version, Moon in Leo is like a New Moon in itself! Moon is in Sun's sign, receiving another powerful infusion and she nurturing the Light! She is the Queen, and has her due. Mars is her formidable soldier, in molten Scorpio of the Underworld. She rules by brilliance alone, he by deep instinctual passion. If he loves you he loves you. If he doesn't.... She of the heart, and he the Healer, burn away the fears, cleanse the Spirit, brighten the Soul, that we may give wholley!

Since both Sun and Mars are moving forward, Sun is continuously square, in challenge with Mars, for 2+ weeks, exact Feb 7 at 4:08 AM Pacific. They are fire planets, in power signs. Sun in Aquarius looks so free and easy it seems anything goes. But Aquarians have seen so much crazy, they know it when they see it. If Mars in Scorpio goes into obsession mode, that will go against the Aquarian grain. They are allergic to possession or thoughtless actions that don't flex with the times and possibilities. Mars may try to secretly manipulate, but to no avail. Aquarius is a detached air sign and they see it like it is. Aquarius may try to out crazy and intimidate Mars with its genius, but Mars in Scorpio has seen the dark side and little fears him. He has fighter strength, tenacity in Scorpio. No dice. It Mars doesn't get its way in reasonable time, and many of his ways are absolutely accurate, there are greener pastures.

However, if they are born to the same cause, together, nothing can stop them! They put mind, internet and passionate personal devotion together like a vise grip! Sun in Aquarius is beyond extraordinary, sees the potential of mergers in all places, bonds a community of key Souls. Mars likes to work alone, but in Scorpio sees the value of merging funds and talents. It will tackle the toughest, most unlikely, and bring them to sponsor crucial pivotal unions. Mars in Scorpio is seductive, a tremendous healer, sparing no one its touch, bringing the deepest stories of raw courage to the table. If there is debris in the Path, Mars recycles or removes it. Change will happen.  


Sun in Aquarius is a combination of opposites like Full Moons are always opposite! Sun is Leo's planet, and Aquarius is Leo's opposite sign! We need to befriend ourselves, the Self in others. We are our selves, but are among our fellows. There are many facets within us, a huge mix of thoughts, a unique combination that makes us able to contribute to the tapestry of Humankind! Not giving our part, a piece is missing, sometimes critical, sometimes holding things up. Let yourself just be and celebrate that like-no-one-else quality that is only yours! Notice it in others and say so. Find good ways to say it so they know you are appreciative!  

This marvelous rich resonance of character, strange and incredible, repulsive at times yet impossible not to follow, is part of the leaders of all time! From neurotic nerdy loners, researchers for a cure, to David Bowie, war heroes, adventurers, spiritual champions and saviors, the right bodacious Miley Cyrus! All make us think! The R/evolution is upon us fully loaded! It is a contagious continuous epidemic of consciousness! The more changes you can make, the further you get!

Saturn will almost exactly semi sextile Mercury and Pluto, is close to 
trine Uranus and square Chiron, but instead, while they continue forward, Saturn retrogrades back to square Neptune in June. Though Mercury is retrograde, he turns forward at 14 degrees. Faster moving he leaves Saturn behind. Saturn, the planet of Capricorn, the sign Mercury has been in, has helped keep Mercury with compulsive Pluto stable. Saturn retrogrades and doesn't catch up with Pluto either, doesn't make exact connection. Hints and hopes. Saturn hints at forming a collective of friends and associates with Uranus. It hints at losses of business or loved ones, a need for healing, in the square with Chiron. When it squares Neptune we are tested about our Compassion and Faith.
 
What we do have is Jupiter close to its second exact opposition with Chiron Feb 23 day after the Pisces/Virgo Full Snow Moon! Chiron is in Pisces, ahead of Neptune now by 10 degrees. Chiron the chief Centaur got in trouble, given a wound that wouldn't heal. He studied, became a master healer and teacher. In Pisces the wisdom applies to matters of the fluids in our bodies, the natural tidal flow of our consciousness. Pisces the Sensitive is an empath, compassionate psychic. Pisces is art and music - mega concerts, miraculous performances and talent! It is the worldwide machinery of the ocean - tourism, shipping, seaside harbors, sports, fishing and seaweed harvests. 

Jupiter in Virgo watches from the opposite vantage point with way above average organizational skills. With ethics and honesty it takes care of our health so we can do the good business of life, enjoy or time with our fellows to the fullest. Jupiter in this sign minimizes costs with efficient efforts and maximizes the applications of our highly crafted skills! Small details that others don't see, pivotal to our success, are taken care of with a fine tooth comb! Even our pets are well tended! Prepare to be offered a full package deal. Jupiter in Virgo knows how true it is that all things are connected. Being apart, opposite Chiron, is an excellent position with the least attachment. Their perspective is priceless. See below! 

With a big heart of Love and a clear light Mind, let the embers be Bright!
 
Aquarius 2016 Full Wolf Moon Astrology Chart

Aquarius 2016 Full Wolf Moon Astrology Chart
 

 
Aquarius New Moon - Multiple Midpoints, 19s and Jupiter!
Monday Feb 8
 at 6:39 AM Pacific - 19 Aquarius 16

New Moon Aquarius Milky Way FreeRoaming
Splendid Milky Way over Mountains by extraordinary Jackson Hole photographer Mike 

New Moon night is Moonless, but still full of a sweeping array of wondrous Light. Aquarius is the sign of the Heavens, Ouranos, aka Uranus, the Planet of Aquarius, the God of the Sky.

7 New Moon factors in the chart are in close teen degrees, 14 to 19, making for an intricate play of patterns. Moon is getting her batteries charged by Sun, so all are being revitalized! 

SemiSextile
 Midpoint Pattern 

Venus
 is in the preceding sign Capricorn, and Chiron is in the following sign, Pisces, ALL four
 at 19 degrees! That means the New Moon is at the midpoint, equidistant between Venus and Chiron, an instant exchange of the transfusion of Sun to Moon, Moon to Sun energies! Moon is always 'catching up' with the Sun. Sun in glorious Light is always sharing the Radiance! This time, the magnification is further spread in Capricorn by Venus, a love of all time, being placed midpoint between Pluto and Mercury! Venus has politely and carefully kissed Pluto, leading Pluto's profound power of the deepest life force, our Kundalini, further with a vision of beauty and blessings to come. A deep insight into Fatherhood could be life changing.

Mercury in Cap, the Word of Light, the Breath of Life, gets the scent of what Venus is bringing with her from Pluto, plus Venus' very own perfume! The story of what has been so dearly worked for is told with reverence. It is both poetic and iconic. Time has made such a differenced! Some things are fresh and sprung from their seeds, like our children. Others, elders, grandparents, are gentled with age, smoothed with mercy, reliable, stand in honor. Mercury was retrograde until Jan 25,
 now moving forward, getting the word of impressive structures and systems out there. It is mature and respected. It's energy is sensibly focused. We are doing this! 

Moon/Sun to Venus is feminine and fathering. Moon is archetypical nurturing to ancient wisdom Keeper Capricorn, giving Venus the invitation to the gathering. Sun in Aquarius lights the way through strange new territory, way beyond the old places! Capricorn, the sign of Father Time, Saturn, guards the Path, is the Father of times to come. No mere candle flame, Father Sun makes us see the lighted Heart within us, gives the courage to give our unique contribution that we alone can give.   

In the next sign, Pisces, the divine Beings are also sharing the Light with Chiron, healing even the tiniest morsels within our Souls, ones we didn't know were camouflaged by waves and swells within us. It's one thing to have a army of friends, another to be tuned in to the Celestial trails. Also, with Venus exactly sextile Chiron, healings may occur to entire groups in an instant! The symbol for Aquarius is waves of energy, whether Light, sound, water, electricity, sometimes lightning bolts! It bestows super through and through, up and down, always forward, often ahead of its time, energy. If you miss the first wave, no worry, there are more to come, repetition until we get it! It loosens old patterns, replaces lost bits, reassembles and metamorphs, changes until you forget what was, and you are new without a thought of the past! Evolution happens, new dreams are living in us.  

This is a seriously potent pattern with Jupiter opposite Chiron, the outer planet anchor aspect! Chiron in the same degree as the New Moon and Venus ties it 100%! Jupiter is retrograding back to make its second trine with Pluto Mar 16! See below! This aspect is the most powerful outer planet aspect of 2016! It is known for mega wealth and success when the project matches their current signs, in this case Virgo and Capricorn! Venus trines Jupiter the next day at 11:54 PM. There is time to put some cards on the table and show 'em what you got! A big YES is possible! Mercury has already gotten his ideas and made the appointment back on the 5th & 6th. Just keep talking it up!

Moon, and Sun are in the inconjunct with Jupiter, keeping tabs on adjustments needed to bring more people, patrons and workers to the project, cause. Sun gives it a couple more days then goes on. 

Jupiter 
was coming close in the opposition during the Full Wolf Moon (See) and now is less than 3 degrees of its exact opposition with Chiron! It broadens and enriches our wingspan! We have a greater range of vision, we are accessing more people! It will become exact Feb 23, the day after the Pisces/Virgo Full Snow Moon! See below

This midpoint pattern alone involves 6 chart factors! The next one adds two more, bringing it to 8 factors!

Sextile Midpoint Pattern

The second midpoint pattern is with Saturn and Uranus, the old and the avant garde! Sun and Moon have just made made sextiles with Saturn in Sagittarius. Saturn is the wise old anchor that keeps us from being swept away, tempted by false time-wasting journeys in Sagittarius. Saturn is also the Guardian of the ways of Truth, the righteous Path and journeys that must be taken. It keep us on course. Productive! In sextiles with the ruling planet of Aquarius, Uranus in Aries, there is a purity of expression of Aquarian goals, a natural enthusiastic harmony, immediate release and change! Teaching the way, Saturn's commitment and the fiery Spirit of Uranus in Aries are inspiration like never before! The Gates open, the Threshold is cleared! Freedom!

Sun and Moon also sextiled Uranus, the planet of Aquarius. Uran
ians, though sometimes loners, are also specialists at connecting disparate elements in our communities! Extraordinary acceptance of difference allows Union in action. We put our heads together and new ways to solve old long troubling discouragements are lifted, resolved beyond our wildest hopes! It's time to open up, take that stand, call for what works. True, some factions will be deeply opposed, even brutal, barbaric, but the tides of time, basic evolution, will bring greater change. Eventually those times will be past, dim dust, people wondering how that ever could have been. Yes, there will be some errors as we ALL learn. We are on new ground. Together. Collaborate.

Other Aspects

The strongest challenge aspect is what has been recently uncovered by Moon and Sun squaring Mars in Scorpio. This did not go lightly. The dark side has been revealed. Do not let that stop you; let it make you know why we continue to stand true. Get your words in order, your body fit as can be. Let go of the old hurts that you keep talking about, acting out on. 
If you have a temper, if you have harmed someone, get to work. These things can be dealt with, and you don't have to do it alone. Friends and experts can help. Be wise. Refocus where good work can be done. Be truly and really free. It starts with yourself. 

The other challenge aspect is right in the time of the New Moon. Sun and Moon will inconjunct (that's 150 degrees) Jupiter and the North Node in Virgo. Being askew of each other, in each others' peripheral vision, will keep a tab on things, but can also be annoying, sorta like an itch you can't quite reach. They can pull you off into a ream of details, ideas you would have rather ignored, but may ultimately pay off as you take the treasure back to the main pack for perusal. Hmpf. Used to be you could just coast along, but now...sigh, there are some more requirements. And that's ok.

Neptune in it's own sign Pisces stands alone. He has been in the square with Saturn, but right now is a little further away. Saturn is loosening his hold. The idea is to keep the Dream conscious, keep building, but sometimes you need to be let to move with no constraints, more at random, to explore the furthest amazing possibilities. 


Be a receiver ~ transmitter.  Be a living conduit; move energy and information.
 
Aquarius 2016 New Moon Astrology Chart

Aquarius 2016 New Moon Astrology Chart
 

 
Next is the Full Snow Moon on the Virgo/Pisces axis, Monday February 22, 10:20 AM Pacific at 3 Virgo 34.
 


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Aquarius 2016 Planetary Highlights!   



Coming right up! FIVE planets + Moon in predawn sky Feb 1 to 6! Keep looking along the arc to see Jupiter above you! The best time to see the planets will be 45 mins (to catch Mercury) to an hour and a half before sunrise. The last time that all five visible planets appeared together was over 10 years ago, from December 15, 2004, to January 15, 2005! As EarthSky.org says: May you be blessed with clear skies!

Aquarius Timeline!

Jan 20 Happy Aquarius!

Jan 23 Full Wolf Moon 5:46 PM Pacific at 3 Leo 29. 
           Venus into Capricorn

Jan 25 Happy Mercury DIRECT! 1:50 PM Pacific

Feb 2 Candlemas, Groundhog Day

Feb 8 New Moon 6:39 AM Pacific at 19 Aquarius 16 
         Chinese New Year of the Monkey!

Feb 14 Valentine's Day
Feb 15 President's Day

Feb 29 Leap Day! Babies born on 29 February are known as "leapers" or "leaplings".

December, January, most of Feb, that is Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, there were/are no exact outer planet combinations. 
  • Uranus and Pluto continue in a close range square. Though no exact aspect will be formed again, the reminder of happenings since 2010 remain with us, many taking years to work through.
  • Jupiter opposite Chiron, the first outer planet aspect of 2016 is close now! This second one is exact Feb 23, the day after the Pisces/Virgo Full Snow Moon! This aspect starts the Jupiter/Chiron/ Uranus threesome that continues through September 2017! See below
  • Chiron & Uranus continue in their many years long journey closely together in the background.... More 


Outer Planets with Aquarius 2016! 

Pluto is in mid Capricorn through 2017. Pluto is Scorpio's planet and Capricorn, is a harmonious sextile sign, an earth and water mix. Aquarius is just a step away in the next sign. It is up to Capricorn to create a lasting foundation, platform, to support the risks that futurist Aquarians take for us. Cappies need to be sure there are windows for opportunity, there is freedom for invention, change is embraced for the upgrading of existing systems. It is up to Aquarius to request this support in a friendly manor, respectfully inviting Capricorn to share in the amazing benefits. Not only must Aquarians have their ideas, but use their genius to also collaborate to secure ways for them to be implemented! As part of our community, professional associations, worldwide networks, together, results can be phenomenal!

Neptune is in its own sign, still in the first third of Pisces. It is a water Planet in a water sign seeking a deeper side of life. Aquarius, is the sign behind, an air sign. Though a fixed sign, the air mass that surrounds our planet, and the heavens above that will always be there, electric Aquarius is considered to be unpredictable, its element Uranium unstable, sometimes explosive and shocking! Neptune and Pisces are considered mutable, moveable, also unpredictable, but not so obviously. Both subtle and sudden radical change are possible in the same moment. If you don't like it you might call it insidious. If you were hoping and waiting, you would be cheering! Either way, there may be delicate moments, some better left alone, others long awaited turning points of compassion and understanding, insight and enlightenment!!!  

Uranus is just past the mid of Aries, moving into the final half of the degrees. Uranus is the planet of Aquarius and Aries is a sextile sign! Air feeds fire, and both love change NOW! Aries is one to one, often grassroots campaigns with an underdog champion! Aquarius takes the whole tribe, or gathers all the champions, makes an organization, declares a class action suit! Aquarians are looking for sweeping cultural change! With the pioneering high spirit of Aries and the brilliance of innovative Aquarius, there is inspiration in every moment! Media, Internet, education are a tremendous gateway. 
Young leaders are making a lasting difference! 

Chiron is also in Pisces, soon to be in the last third of the sign. The Magi Society thinks Chiron is the #1 marriage factor and good in business. Aquarius is redefining our relationships with each other - ie gay marriage rights, our concepts of spirituality, friendships are different with social media, we are truly becoming world citizens. Financial systems are more and more affected by world conditions. It becomes more important to help each other as what happens anywhere affects us all. Political and religious differences wreak havoc, yet many maintain a compassionate stance, accommodating as much as possible, supporting refugees from life threatening conditions. Given time, there will be more union though it is also the function of Evolution to have differences that enliven the process, shake us free from old ways. 

Saturn is a third to half way through Sagittarius in 2016 as it retrogrades from 16 degrees back to 9 degrees. Factors in your chart from 9 to 16 degrees will be activated one after the other, each three times! Saturn is Capricorn's planet now, but was the old time ruler of Aquarius. Aquarius is still considered to be a cool sign, even uncaring when less personal, busy taking on the giant concepts of the Planet, steeped in its research and invention. Best to be on the same page with your mate, work together, have common goals! Saturn makes commitment to a visible purpose in Sagittarius, wants tangible results. Another fire and air combination. The Spirit of Sagittarius seeks a benevolent and most progressive outcome. It is thrilled to join Aquarius in taking it as far as they can go! It goes further yet since Saturn in Sag wants to be able to teach the process, spread the good word far and wide! Aquarius may have moved on to another venture, but the seeds it leaves behind are alive and well.

Jupiter in Virgo is quite ok with Aquarius inventing right and left, improving working conditions, implementing electronic efficiency systems, saving lives at the nursing station, offering inspiring planting information, sitting in on genius brainstorming! What is frustrating is that Aquarian independability when they are not on time or don't show up, forgot, sorry, or their friends hang out and nothing, absolutely nothing, gets done. Aquarians know they can trust their Virgo friends to get the job done, but are generally not so enthralled with nattering over the teensiest details. It worked? Of course it worked! Great, next! Earthy Virgo can do the daily biz like a champ. Airy Aquarians were born to move about, follow fresh scent on the wind. They are easily bored and like new people, the more different the better, a challenge!   

Jupiter in Libra (Sep 9) is SO social and so is Aquarius! Libra is more proper; Aquarius doesn't care as long as you have something interesting to share! Jupiter wants to learn, and Aquarians have astonishing points of view, sometimes tumbling Jupiter from their opinions. Jupiter likes a good jaunt into the Future, and Aquarius was already there! Libra likes to keep a balance. If you look far enough, you will see that Aquarius, shocking at times, mightily disturbing the status quo, is actually on a trajectory designed to get you there. They don't always know that themselves, but they really are on course, a kind of balance of their own. Libra can buffer the radical shifts. Aquarius keeps Libra from being complacent and staying too long in the peacekeeping mode. Divine excitement makes Librans dance on their beautiful toes, help forge a political and legal Path the changes need so they can happen! Aquarius, looking back, laughs with delight, at the edge of the next encounter!

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!
 
See the 2016 Special Edition Newsletter for upcoming Planetary Patterns! Make your changes count.
  
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Mercury Direct Jan 25! AQ/Cap, Valentine's, Mars!

Mercury Retrograde Machu Picchu Terraces
Terracing at quintessential Machu Picchu ~

Like terracing on a steep hillside, our lives are favored by retrogrades. They help us gradually ascend the heights, levels of enlightenment. Some are narrow, some have broad flats. They hold the water of fertility as it descends, some sloped inward to hold more, others sloped outward to release to the shelf below. As in terrace farming, they gradually lower along their length, to shift the water from that terrace to the one below. Slow, spread, sink - receive. This Retrograde is in Capricorn, the high rocky mountains, and Aquarius, the stratospheric air above them. 

Sometimes our lives need this adjusting. We get ahead of ourselves, need to regulate the flow, take time to absorb the treasure that is right in front of us. We get a little heady at times, either scattered, or packed too tight, our thoughts blocked. Stand still along the way ascending the turns, get used to the new altitude. Take a far keen look. Breathe deep. Lean on the rocks, let the gravel slow the flow, catch what passes around us, filter debris coming our way. 

Mostly the RX is in Capricorn. The cycle started Dec 19 at 14 Capricorn 54. Mercury goes into Aquarius New Year's Day, but only for a few days.
It retrogrades Jan 5, barely getting in Aquarius, at 1 AQ 2, returns to Cap Jan 8. It shows us the goal in Aquarius then returns to rebuild the foundation in Cap. It remains there until it turns direct, 14 CP 54, Jan 25! It goes forward in Cap, reenters AQ Feb 13, the day before Valentine's day! The cycle finishes on Valentine's Day! 

Mercury Rx is famous for paperwork and communications snafus! In Capricorn that can be related to career, parenting - especially fathering and elder care, the consideration of long term commitments, housing. In our bodies, give good regard to your bones, skin, fingernails, knees and teeth. Just when you don't have time over the holidays, you need a little extra rest. if possible, during the retrograde, wait to change jobs or schools, move or remodel, get extensive dental work. If you must, for now, do only what you need to get by, don't choose permanent or long term options. Stay flexible. Rent, don't buy yet. Get less expensive and less furniture. There may be another move in the near future. 

In its brief foray into Aquarius, only you with very early factors in Aquarius will pay any attention. The state of the world, our local friends, personal and professional associations will matter. Freedom is at stake. Change is evolution. Even what seems bad, stirs the collective, heads are put together, new healing ways found. In moments of genius, profound need, we will find the words to say that people will hear. At the personal level, might wait on getting that computer, phone or car.

Aspects Mercury makes during the cycle - dates in red are still to come as we go into Aquarius

Dec 19, Jan 22 & 29 Mercury conjunct Pluto! The cycle starts with a powerful connection with our primordial Other Self. Mercury chats, Pluto doesn't show face. Good poker player. A contract can be made, but you better know what you are doing! No cheating or tricking, no force. Stay clean.

Dec 20, Jan 20 Square Uranus. Not all as expected, a friend goes the other way, a connection isn’t made. Your computer betrays you. The lights go out temporarily.

Dec 25, Christmas Day, Jan 14, Feb 6 trine Jupiter! Lucky conversation. Sign the paper. High praise. Share the big news! Take a little trip, go to the seminar, school, temple.  

Dec 29 Square Mars. Be careful, watch tempers and overdoing it. You don't have to tell all. If you have been a quitter, get it done! Shout it out, be inspiring, make the breakthrough!

Jan 5, the day of the Rx, it squares Mars again. The square is within 3 degrees from Dec 24, Christmas Eve, until Jan 9 as Mercury retreats, while Mercury and Mars are at their sign changes. Mars goes from Libra to Scorpio Jan 3.

Focus on the long term important things, be safe, celebrate your completion on Valentine's Day! Stay sweet! 


Check with your astrologer to see if any of these activate your chart and which house(s) Mercury activates ~

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Unstoppable Saturn Sagittarius Trine Uranus Aries! 

Earth at Paris Climate Summit
Earth at Paris Climate Summit ~ a strong and unstoppable gathering for the Planet!

Jan 5, Saturn starts the PREVIEW trine to Uranus within 5 degrees. They travel closely, Saturn not catching up, retrogrades March 25. At this point they are at 16 and 19 degrees. Uranus keeps on going, Saturn turns back to the 5 degree distance April 18. Months later, November 18, Saturn again comes within 5 degrees, when they are at 16 and 21 degrees, close to where they left off back in March. They make their first exact trine Christmas Eve, Dec 24, 2016 at 20 degrees! The second is May 18, 2017; the third is Dec 11, 2017. 

Right now this is a stand alone aspect, but when it makes that Christmas Eve exact aspect Dec 24, 2016, it is part of what I am calling the Holiday Four! 

Saturn, even in Sagittarius, maybe especially in Sag, steadies Uranus in fiery AriesThe Path is ordained, and Saturn is sticking to it! Uranus was for so many years square Pluto in Saturn's sign Capricorn. Huge resistance. Now here is Saturn in another fire sign working in harmony with Uranus! There is a calculated, reasonable optimism and expectation. Saturn the Builder enjoys making a sure structure for Sagittarius' plans, and the Uranian spearhead! That gives impatient excited Uranus in Aries an outlet for the fidgets! Many old structures fell and are still falling like dominoes, opening doors right and left. Now it's time to build anew!

Uranus sees real things being done. True, rarely is it fast enough, but short of doing it yourself, and one person can't do it all, at least these folks are making moves in the right direction. And, shortly, Uranus in Aries will be off in another place anyway. They will be rousing, galvanizing others to take up another project, maybe even parallel or related to the ones just started! Could be a very big complex plan of projects related to projects, the people working on them not even realizing the connections yet!

Saturn and Uranus rule neighboring signs earthy conservative Capricorn, and far, far out electric air sign Aquarius! Short and tall! Saturn is the lawmaker, Aquarius the lawbreaker, but this time working together for new laws! Saturn says if it ain't broke don't fix it. Aquarius takes the clock apart and puts it back together, figuring out a new way to make it better. Saturn, the builder scientist, is so steady, determined. Uranus is infinitely unpredictable, thinks out of the box, researches and invents! Saturn puts up the framing, Uranus installs the electrical system. A trine is usually a harmonious link, so businessman Saturn and banker/bartender Uranus do find common ground - buy the bar or bank, right?! And they can be surprisingly great friends! Off to the patent office, then into production! Futurist Uranus, ahead of his times, chats it up with Saturn in farseeing Sagittarius. Together they get insight, plan how to make things work for current everyday use and to save the Planet! Uranus designs; Saturn makes it so.  

Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries
 brings a calming, a reasonable sense of responsibility, yet is still spunky in fire signs! Sag and Aries love their independence, so Saturn plans, protects the function of much needed fast getaways to restore the spirit. There is more leeway with working hours, less hovering to see things get done 'properly,' more creativity encouraged! Working with friends is super, same general goals, things get done quickly. Uranus in Aries does split second mid air research that saves time, points amazing directions, is invaluable in making this project stand out above all others of the past! Flying consultants in, brainstorming, making new working friendships and alliances is just fun, a rich experience! Have your gifts ready! The company party will be in good taste and spectacular with the computerized fireworks light show! Don't forget to invite your Father's friend and take lots of px for Facebook! 

Saturn is the powers that be and Sagittarius the judges and seers; Uranus is the unique, Aries the ardent, individuals that make up the masses of Humanity. Together we are stepping forward.
 

 
Jupiter Opposition Chiron is with Us Again Now!



Jan 20, 2016 note: Jupiter is now close to its second exact opposition with Chiron Feb 23 day after the Pisces/Virgo Full Snow Moon! It is in effect with both the Jan 23 Full Wolf Moon and the Feb 8 Aquarian New Moon.



First we had Jupiter in Virgo opposition Neptune in Pisces Sep 16, 2015, one time only. Now we have the opposition to Chiron in Pisces, Neptune's sign, coupled with the inconjunct to Uranus! The Nov 3 opposition with Chiron is the first of three, the second one Feb 23, 2016, the day after the Pisces/Virgo Full Snow Moon. The inconjunct with Uranus is three times too, first Nov 5, second Mar 6, 2016, two days before the total Solar Eclipse Mar 8 at 18 Pisces! Their third aspects are Aug 12 and 13, 2016, opening the gateways for the almost 26 degree Leo/Aquarius Lunar Eclipse Aug 18, 2016! 26 is always an important degree since 26 Sagittarius is the degree of the Galactic Center/Core!

Oct 7 Jupiter starts within the activating 5 degree range of Chiron. Oct 18 Jupiter is within 3 degrees activating the inconjunct to Uranus! These two are acting together from then on until the exact aspects Nov 3 and 5! This first set all three planets will be at 17 degrees. In Feb/March they will be at 20 and 18 degrees. The third time, in August, all three will be at 24 degrees. So your charts won't be activated all three times unless you have factors at or quite close to all those degrees.

Virgo, Virgo, Virgo! This means there has been and will be a lot going on along the Virgo/Pisces axis! There are these three outer planet aspects 3 times each, a Full Moon, and a total Solar Eclipse! In addition, Jupiter will square Saturn twice from 16 and 13 Virgo; and there's the Super Mega trine it makes to Pluto from 13, 17, and 16 Virgo!

Oppositions and inconjuncts are from here to there! Oppositions are straight across the table. You know your enemy, or potential friend, face to face. There's no doubt who you each are. Inconjuncts are from one sign to the sign across but to the left or right. They are usually harder to read, easy to ignore and pass by, but their presence can also be nagging or irritating, make you twitch. Like an interesting detour or side trip, you might be glad you took the time to introduce yourself and see why they are there! Jupiter in Virgo is opposite Chiron in Pisces. Uranus is one to right of Pisces, in Aries! Big difference!

These are Alpha and Omega signs! Pisces is the last of all the signs, Omega. Triumphant completion, happy and sad endings, maturity, the foundation for future quests. Pisces has compassion for all the struggles of the aeons, sees the needs not yet filled. It makes music, sounds without words, that cross all gaps of communications, age and languages. Next, Alpha, is first sign Aries, built for speed, spontaneous unquestioning action. It's the first responder, on a mission! It fights the good fight, is the defender who scraps for the cause, lights the way and people follow!

Jupiter in Virgo so wants to heal and serve, do the right thing. Chiron is referred to as the wounded, healer, teacher. Another one wanting to heal despite any personal pains it might have. The first lap of the journey might be looking at hurts from the past, even at the Soul level. They might be difficult to discern since they are invisible, been with us forever, a seeming part of our fiber. It may take some delicate dancing to tease them out, strip them away fiber by fiber. But a good Virgo weaver can do it, untangle the knots, reweave until there is no noticeable flaw. Ironically, it often takes awhile to get used to your new life without the bump or tear. Feels a little funny....

Once the hurt is healed, Jupiter is free to pass the skills on. Apprentices appear. Jupiter wants to use more herbs, be outdoors, take time off away, seek methods in foreign countries from shaman healers. Chiron believes meditation, art, music will heal the Soul as well as the Body. Dance, refresh with a swim, take an ocean cruise, use special salts. Balance of work and play matter. It's important to have right work for the Spirit to prosper. Uranus in Aries in the mix brings in cutting edge health research in addition to the ancient remedies Virgo uses to this day!

Uranus in Aries is impossible to organize, and it sizzles with hum, disturbing Virgo's set up. Drives Virgo a tad crazy, but keeps them awake, on their toes, and humming! Jupiter, however is curious and half the time follows the Pied Piper until Virgo grabs the reigns. If Virgo can't stop them, at least it can sorta get them in a direction. It just won't be the direction Virgo exactly had in mind in the first place. Being off course can make some delays, but may bring diverse tickly information that tweaks the system to an even better process. New things will be tried. Uranus in Aries is not completely immune to Virgo's common sense. In fact they may pester you for advice. But don't be surprised if they are off in a twinkling with their new treasure. Between the two, there can be a quite fruitful result. Expansion and revision go hand in glove!

Uranus is afraid to be told what to do and when to do it, lose its freedom, but Virgo's experience proves it saves time and everyone gets to go to the beach sooner! Virgo knows for a fact that Uranus is going to upset the apple cart and sure enough does. Yet, the research and outcome make for a virtually enlightened technique! The craft is consummate, the style like none other! Get thee to the patent office!

Work that is special, makes a difference, makes for excellent health. Working with others for the same wonderful goals puts differences into perspective. We see how each contributes and our hearts are full. Uranus in Aries is community collaboration of many gifted leaders. More can get done in a shorter time than ever expected! Amazing results! Be there!

Willingly stepping into the world of these three will open you in ways you didn't know needed opening. Pisces is subtle. Virgo sees when things are slightly out of order. Jupiter laughs, gives faith and perspective. Chiron is Master at knowing long term trauma when he sees it no matter how cleverly disguised it is. Uranus darts into the most momentary opening like a lightning bolt, and there's no going back, the lights are ON. Things are fragmented into working size bits. Some pivotal matter about you will be healed.

Remember, there are three passages. Record in your life notes what comes up the first time. It may seem like nothing at first, but becomes something importantly symbolic as you ponder it along the way, as your subconscious works it in the Dreamtime. Deliberately take a look back at the previous time/s before the second (retrograde) and third events. Work it well.

Wishing you freedom and sweet new beginnings.

FYI  2016 opens with second time of three Jupiter VIRGO opposite Chiron, inconjunct Uranus. 2016 closes with first time of three Jupiter LIBRA opposite Uranus, inconjunct Chiron! 2015, 16, 17 are uniquely linked by these reverse aspects from different signs to Chiron and Uranus.

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Jupiter Virgo MEGA Trine Pluto in Capricorn! 


Jupiter Mega Trine Pluto with Transit of Mercury 2016 Astrology
Abstract digital art gallery / fractal: Ancestor Worship, by Lauren Gary

Jan 20, 2016 note: Feb 11, 2016 Jupiter is again within 5 degrees of the exact trine to Pluto in Capricorn on March 16, 1:26 PM Pacific! We have just over a month to plan our second step debut!


♦♦ This is the aspect I have been urging you to do what it takes to maximize its results! If it connects with your chart think what you would like to see happen! Do what you can to make it possible, make connections that count! The very Best to you!

Spiritual Gold, leading a Rich Life! Good luck!

As my friend Monica says, nothing like a ‘well-oiled machine.’

The lucky first of three times, this is THE major powerful, super SUCCESS, possibly mega PROFITABLE, aspect of 2015 and 2016! It starts in 5 degree range Sep 17. This first aspect is exact at 13 degrees Oct 11. If that connects favorably with factors in your chart you are lucky, if with your Sun, you are even more lucky! The most lucky will be people with 12 to 14 degree Earth, and water signs Cancer and Scorpio, factors in their charts. Wall Street your way!

The Crystal Palace is being built of remarkable geometry and geology; it strikes oil and gold! The Health Clinic is going up! The Preserve with research station has been secured and funded in perpetuity. The Craftsman Training School is flourishing and the caliber of the staff has never been finer.

In personal terms, secrets to making your wealth will now be available. With an abundance of knowledge and wit, you may land the job of a lifetime! You may have generous pros/mentors, quite reasonable pay and benefits, do something that changes people and significantly benefits the planet! Production is UP! The education you have been waiting for becomes available; you may become a teacher. Go for your PhD! Demonstrations and publishing are on schedule. Seminars and conferences are full of superb take-home information. Systems are streamlined, new right materials can be negotiated for right prices. Business travel, and travel businesses will enjoy reduced rates, greater volume of business, with venues in elegant but reasonably priced locations.

Health cure breakthroughs are possible. Athletics for Less will be the motto, at home or in a tidy gym, the maximum return for energy expended. Champions will train for super fitness and winning performances. Perfect time for Physical Therapy, training or getting it.  Open the doors of your veterinary clinic, pet spa, hotel; advertise your excellent love and caring, help with animals in extended recovery.

Virgo seeks purity but is skeptical. Jupiter wanders the spiritual realms wondering about the meaning of life. What about Faith? Pluto has seen Death, the Dead rise again, and other things from deeply troubling to deep soul cleansing and healing miracles. It has walked through some dangerous and frightening places, and still is here today, not impressed by small complaints or tiny whining. These are your formidable healers. Capricorn has been down on its knees many a time, may feel sad, abandoned. Yet even when so alone, they come along too, hand in hand with that Virgo nurse who has become less skeptical. Virgo keeps score, keeps us on the higher side of intention. Jupiter, brings the teachings along, while Virgo records the cures. Pluto in Capricorn is not your average alchemist. Far superior and leave their mark. Teamwork.

Talk with your children about their life plans. Get them thinking about their feelings of accomplishment, what makes them hum without thinking about what they are doing. Let their ideas come and go. We’ve got Cardinal Capricorn and Mutable Sag signs, Jupiter a Mutable planet and Pluto, a planet of charisma. Nothing standing still here. Stepping stones, evolution. Solutions we never knew of are already being created, they in turn to become stepping stones to the next magical place!

Jupiter loves and plans for phenomenal growth, and Virgo is willing to organize and work for it. Pluto loves healing power, financial power, MONEY, attracts it, and Capricorn is willing to work hard for this lasting venture. Capricorn builds true, strong to withstand what storms may come. Talk with your financial planner well in advance. Be ready to ride!

The second and third trines are in 2016, March 16 at 17 degrees, and June 26 at 16 degrees. The next aspect with this intensity will be Jupiter conjunct Pluto in late Capricorn, April 4, June 30, and Nov 12, 2020, at 24 and 22 degrees. If you have factors in your chart at both these sets of degrees, what you do this time will contribute to the successful outcome at that time, only 5 years from now!

This aspect is at the core of the 2015 LIBRA NEW MOON! New Moons are specially absorbent and transmit what they receive into the ethers of your whole life. Let what you achieve be potently launched to perfection!

Good luck!

[As always, the degrees and signs must favorably interact with your chart degrees and signs for favorable results for you! Check with your astrologer well in advance so you can prepare for the best returns!]

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Happy Birthdays, Aquarians!

Aquarius Star Girl Woman Sky

You ARE our Stars here on Earth! 
 
 
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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