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Saturn in Capricorn & How to Survive It!

So, in October, I wrote about Jupiter’s transit into secretive Scorpio and how the Harvey Weinstein news story completely blew up.  Since then, a day has not gone by without new allegations and an emboldened #metoo campaign initiated by actress, Alyssa Milano.

Sexual crimes are nothing new and not part of a ‘new’ society gone wild.  Cases of women (and men) being abused by the powerful reach back for thousands of years, and there are three cases of sex crimes in the book of Genesis including the rape of Dinah by Prince Shechem.  Allegations are not enough to stop rampant sexual abuses.  Instead, we need legislation, prosecution, and convictions for the bulk of abuses to end.

But, how is that going to happen?

Enter Saturn:

On December 19, 2017, Saturn will move out of fiery Sagittarius and into earth Capricorn.  Capricorn rules governments, big business, corporations, the economy, authority figures, and banks.  So, we will be dealing with some rather interesting folk for the next 3 years.

But, let’s first get to what Saturn means, which tends to be negativistic if you read most pop astrology blogs.

Saturn is restrictive, limiting, self-defeating, critical, disappointing, frustrating, envious, and considered the great malefic in traditional astrology.

After reading all that, you may need a cocktail.  (May I suggest a martini, extra dirty?)

Even in mythology, the Greek Kronos (Saturn) is a rather peculiar and paranoid god.  His story begins by leading his titan brothers and sisters to defeat their father Ouranos, who found the Titans disgusting and imperfect.  Armed with a sickle, gifted by his mother Gaia, Kronos castrates his father and tosses his testicles into the ocean.

One day, Kronos decides to visit an oracle (never a good idea in myth) and is told that one day one of his children would overthrow him and take over the throne.  Kronos then would snatch his children from their mother Rhea and would swallow them to prevent them from growing older and rebelling against him.  Of course, Rhea becomes completely bitter and angry at the destruction of their children, and eventually deceives Kronos by disguises her newborn son Zeus as a rock, and feeds him to his father.

Rhea sent Zeus to be suckled by the sea goat Amalthea in the wild until he grew up.  Allied by several of the Titans that were opposed to Kronos rule, Zeus led a rebellion and overcame Kronos and released his siblings from their gastrointestinal prison.  The oracles prophecy comes to pass when Zeus becomes King of the Olympian Gods.

This version of Saturn is where the bulk of the keywords associated with the ringed planet comes from, but there is another part of the Saturn myth that is often overlooked, and this dimension of Saturn is equally important.

In Hesiod’s, “Work and Days,” he divided the timeline of humanity into ages — Gold, Silver, Bronze, Heroic, and Iron.  Each of these ages represented a decline of individual values from spiritual to the material.  Currently, we are in the Iron Age.

Kronos rules most of the Golden Age, which was a time of great peace and prosperity for mankind.  As the god of time and cycles, he ruled over the seasons and earth was so fertile and abundant that humans were not forced to work because mother earth ALWAYS provided.  During the Golden Age, people lived very long lives and died with honor and nobility.  There was no such concept as war, pestilence, disease, or strife.  And, the concept of the Golden Age exists within many mythic structures including the biblical story of Adam and Eve before Original Sin.

The Golden Age even exists and holds power over us today.  You can see it come to life if you open Facebook and see a post from someone that has reverie over past time.  We have even terms like ‘back in the day’ to remind us that the world used to be a different place and that we have nostalgia for what ‘once was’.   There is also a throwback to times long past values.  You can see this all the time when people talk about the values of their childhood, even though they abhorred the rules and regulations forced upon them then.

In myth, Prometheus, one of the Titans, eventually led to the end of the Golden Age by gifting humans with the gift of fire, which in Jungian terms is symbolic of inspiration, individuality, and foresight.  The gift of fire made it possible for humans to abandon their devout worship of the gods and rely on their own ingenuity, creativity, and passions.  Despite our musings of the past, most are concerned about their future.  We tend to ignore the gifts of the now in favor of something wonderful that is going to happen next year.  And, this is why Saturn is often so difficult.

Saturn is not a god of heaven; he is a god of the earth.  His domain is reality and not the potentials and possibilities of tomorrow or an afterlife.  Violating his laws have consequences and are not easily swept away by confessing your sins, and the belief that the price has been paid for in advance by a savior god that suffered for you.  If you follow Saturn’s laws, then life blesses you with peace and prosperity, but if you force your own will upon nature, Saturn’s punishments are often brutal and unforgiving.

The word Saturn in Latin means ‘to sow’ and Saturn is usually seen in paintings with the sickle his mother (Gaia) gave him.  He reflects that what we sow, we reap, and this can be for good or ill.  It is through Saturn that we become responsible (he is the Karmic Cop, after all) for all our actions, and we will either get our reward or comeuppance.

There are a lot of rules (Saturn loves that) to receive Saturn’s rewards:

  1. He requires discipline.
  2. productivity
  3. Building endurable structures
  4. Security and order
  5. Preserve values of the past
  6. Self-sufficiency
  7. Self-preservation

Most of the items on the list are boring and could be considered banal drudgery.  But, we need structure and foundation to protect ourselves from a chaotic world, and the way Saturn expects us to do that is by going out into the world and achieving something.

The good news is that you always know when Saturn is coming, and you can offer him the homage that he requires.  If Saturn is transiting a part of your chart, you can begin to build structures and foundations in that area and prevent some of the more difficult dimensions of the transit.  For example, if Saturn is about to enter your 2nd house, the traditional meaning would be frustrations and difficulties with finances.  Now, a more productive way of working with this transit is to begin to look at your finances and honestly make choices and decisions to conserve more money.  Since the 2nd house is also about values, then analyzing what you value is also important.

(If you need to get a copy of your horoscope you can get it for free on my site, and I even include a guide to help you read it.)

Saturn moving into Capricorn:

I am always in awe of synchronicity when I am writing an astrology article and the news of the day seems to coincide with my content.  As Saturn finishes its last few days in Sagittarius and gets ready to move into Capricorn, President Donald Trump is retweeting questionable tapes about Islamic extremism and on Capitol Hill, lawmakers in the Senate are about to sign a new tax bill, which many consider highly slanted towards the wealthiest of Americans.

Saturn in Capricorn will manifest in several ways, but one of the paths of least resistance is through hierarchy and the preservation of what has already existed.   However, I think this go-around we are going to see hierarchy not just about who has more money than someone else and stations in life, but also through sexual roles and racial dominance.  And, although there has been enormous progress made, the general attitude of this transit is to preserve the status quo.  So, there could be heavy blowback in racial relationships, gender roles, and sexual orientation laws.

Each sign that Saturn transits through has a fear that needs to be addressed.  In the case of Saturn in Capricorn, that fear is the chaotic aspect of human nature.   Life is just unpredictable, and like Cronos swallowing his children to preserve his status and fear of the unknown, we may see laws enacted that attempt to protect us from ‘outside forces’ that are unknown and unmanageable.  For example, net neutrality is one likely suspect, but the issue regarding cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin) and their tendency to attract alleged unsavory individuals could come under investigation and regulation.

Security and stability are also important to Saturn in Capricorn.  Of course, the process of feeling secure and stable could ultimately lead to difficulties on the world stage and the potential for warfare, but with Uranus moving into Taurus (I will write about that transit in my 2018 article) issues surrounding money and sudden shifts financially could occur.

During Saturn’s transit through Capricorn, he will encounter Pluto in 2020.   Pluto’s transits through a sign reflect an underlying need to eliminate what is corrupt or life-threatening to secure the survival of the species.  Pluto is not concerned with individuals and individual desires, he is concerned with survival, and when conjoined with Saturn this can lead to some rather nasty business.  Each sign Pluto transits through an enemy is invoked based upon the sign he is in, which in this case is Capricorn.  Leaders and those at the top are under fire and Pluto will seek to root out those leaders that are corrupt.

Now leaders are not just going to roll over and give up power and the corrupt are not going to willingly reveal their schemes on the evening news, instead, they will try to hold vigorously onto their positions.  Of course, we are seeing the seeds of this now beginning to blossom with the attack on the press and terms like ‘alternative facts’ making their way into pop culture.  Information is being distorted to serve the powerful, and more of this will occur because Saturn in Capricorn likes preservation.

I am sure you are thinking, “Storm what can I do about it?”

Well, a lot.

Saturn in Capricorn does not just happen on the world stage.  It happens to every one of us.  We have a Saturn in our charts, Saturn is currently transiting through a house in our chart, and Saturn will make aspects to planets.   As I discussed earlier, Saturn requires homage and if we are brave enough to listen to his cues, then we will be blessed with rewards, but if we try to usurp the god, then frustration and limitations will occur.

I think with any transit, we can begin by asking ourselves tons of questions.   Let me give you the ones necessary to make a relationship with Saturn, and then you may experience some of his blessings, as well.

  1. Are you building structure and foundation in your life? This is highly important because Saturn loves this.  He doesn’t like that you just have a job and you are paying your bills, he likes saving for a rainy day, building up a surplus of funds (Susi Ormand recommends 8 months of salary in your savings), do you own anything, are you taking responsibility for your life or are you dependent on others?
  2. Are you ambitious? Do you have goals for the future AND a plan to manifest them?  Saturn does not like dreams, he likes what is real, and if you DON’T have a plan, it isn’t real.
  3. What are the rules you live your life by? Do you REALLY live them?
  4. What order do you have in your life?
  5. Are you concerned with your social standing, and has this concern made you corrupt? In other words, are you doing things to remain in power (vilifying others, gossiping, manipulating situations, and preventing others from achieving their goals)?

These questions are just a start and I am sure that you can spend hours finding sub-questions to analyze where you stand with these.   The best way to develop a relationship with a planet is to start living what it requires, and developing a relationship with Saturn is extremely important.  Saturn is our psychic skin; he protects us from the outer world.  He can provide us with tremendous gifts.  But with Saturn, you just must have the courage to work for them.

24If you are frustrated and tired of the rollercoaster of life, then getting a full look at how Saturn is going to influence you over the next few years may be the answer.  You can schedule a consultation with here.

 

Relationship Rescue? Let Me Tell You How This Week Will Help You Find and Resolve the Problems

Cosmic Weather Forecast for October 27 – November 3

Do you ever think about what you want, but when you get it, you are often disappointment?

Have you started something new and imagined it would be wonderful and amazing, but later it was nothing but a big letdown?

I think, we all have, and there is a term for this – idealization.

You see, we can pretty much idealize anything – work, career, financial circumstances, but this week love and relationships is the area that is under fire.

As we move into the first full week of Scorpio Season, a powerful aspect between Venus and Pluto occurs in the cosmos.  This combination is notorious for bringing out anything that may be hiding under the surface of relationships – especially the nasty stuff like jealousy and resentment.

The good news is that Mercury steps in to help us out.  Mercury, which now is in inquisitive Scorpio, will show us exactly where the problems are in our relationships and we can begin to make changes accordingly.

One area where frustrations are likely to occur is general boredom, rigid routines, and experiencing the same old, same old.  Towards the end of the week, Venus will oppose Uranus and shake things up.  Do something different in your relationships to spice them up and keep things fresh and exciting.  Otherwise, the more the relationship remains static and the same, the more frustrated you are going to be.

Take a good look at your relationships this week and decide where they can be improved.  Often, the process of being honest with your emotions and being willing to work through difficulties, can bring a relationship (and I mean all relationships) back to center, and infuse them with new energy and passion.

Now, on with your forecast…

Aries:  Relationships are your focus with Mars moving through the 7th house this week.  You may, at times, feel like you are being controlled or pressured, which could lead to a bit of tension with others.  Otherwise, it’s a great week to socialize and spend time with friends and associates.  Opportunities may present themselves in unlikely places.

Taurus:  Keeping yourself from being overly frustrated is how you play the game this week.  Venus continues to move through your 6th house but forms difficult aspects to Pluto and Uranus.  This week you need to focus on what you enjoy about your work (or career) and what is stale and boring.  Financial frustrations may be annoying but will work out with your normal finesse.  Finally, with the Moon in the 10th, it’s a great week to promote yourself and ultimately get what you want.

Gemini:  Life changes and that’s just the fact that none of us can ignore.  Sometimes ordinary living creates necessary changes on how we live our day to day lives.  This week you may need to make changes to how you run your life – just minor tweaks to make your life more manageable.  Plus, minor repairs may need to be made to your home or dwelling.  The Moon lands in your 9th house, and this is a great week to focus on the big picture of your life and look towards a brighter and better you.

Cancer:  Family matters may be a concern throughout the week, and unresolved issues from the past may resurface.  If your relationships are going through trouble or frustrations, these problems could be linked to the unresolved family of origin issues that may need to be addressed.  A minor aspect between the Moon and Neptune could promote exploring your creative talents and could open the door to new interests and hobbies.

Leo:  Your life may not land the way you would like it to with so many planets being in your mutable houses.  You may need to go with the flow and accept the changes as they occur rather than fighting them.  Towards the end of the week, your creative juices will begin to flow, and you will feel that your life is back on track.  The Moon lands in your solar 7th house and new romantic interests may enter the scene.  If you are in a relationship, change things up a bit, and do something new and exciting.

Virgo:  Words matter!  Yours will matter this week as your chart ruler, Mercury, lands in your 3rd house of communication and not only will you unearth some valuable knowledge, but you will express yourself with force and power.  This week you can easily get people to see your point of view, but do so with conscious thought and try not to push your ideas on them too forcefully.  The Moon lands in your 6th house and changes could occur at work or work-related activities.

Libra: It’s a big week for Libra with Venus being under fire.  Family issues may be a prominent theme of the week, as well as relationship issues.  It may be necessary for you to let go of anything in your relationships that are not working and make necessary changes because the alternative could lead to bigger problems down the road.  Mars in your 1st house signifies that you should take a deep look at what you want and need, and then go after them because the Moon is ruling your solar 10th house gives you the ability to achieve your goals.

Scorpio:  There is so much energy going on for you that you may need a power plant to contain it all.  The Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter are all moving through your sign, and you should feel on top of the world.  It’s a great week for you to let your creative juices flow and express intense emotions.  Helping others is recommended, especially those in great need that will appreciate you.  Ghosts from the past may resurface with your chart ruler in your solar 12th house.  Acknowledge them.  Honor them. Let them go.

Sagittarius:  The force will be with you this week as old things come to an end and new things begin.  Ideas, inspiration, and intuition will be off the charts, and it may be necessary for you to put some of those hunches to good use.  Siblings may also be an issue with the Moon in the 3rd.  Reach out to them and let them know you care, and it’s a great week to repair any damage if it’s occurred.

Capricorn:  Security is the major focus for the week, and one of the easiest ways to ensure feelings of security is through the checkbook.  New opportunities to make money may present themselves throughout the week.  Your career may be a source of tension, and you may need to confront conflicts head-on before they fester.  If any family conflicts occur, they will be resolved quickly, and everyone will walk away happy.

Aquarius:  Groups and associates will be important to you throughout the week, but specifically to help you flesh out your ideas.  New friends and acquaintances may enter your life through networking and social activities.  The Moon lands in your 1st house, so personal changes are likely, and new job opportunities may open for you.  If you are looking for a new job, this is the week for you to up your game.

Pisces:  Problems from the past may resurface this week.  They can come in the form of worldly problems or people problems but will be problematic nonetheless.  This will drive you to look at the big picture of your life and put things in their proper perspective. After all, with the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter in your 9th house, getting a larger take on your life and what matters to you is the name of the game.  If your creative juices percolate this week, put them to good use and make the most of them.

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Scorpio Season — Newsflash — It’s NOT Just for Scorpios

scorpioseasonSo, I remember when I was a teenager, one of my favorite music videos was Thriller by Michael Jackson. (I’ve put a link to it on YouTube below, in case you live under a rock and have never seen it)

All those zombies, ghouls, and creatures of the night were simply fascinating; not to mention, the creepiness of Vincent Price.

Now, 30+ years later, I am still mesmerized by horrors and hauntings, but for different reasons.

You see, all these nocturnal aberrations are alive and well and living in the subterranean realm of the sign of Scorpio.

And, guess what?  It’s Scorpio Season!

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20 Types of Psychic Readings

20 typesAre you confused about what type of psychic reading would be best for you?  You are not alone!   Many new callers have a hard time sorting through all the advisors on Keen.com to find one that they feel can help them with their questions about the future.

In most cases, it is a language barrier.   What is the difference between a clairvoyant and a medium?   Is there any similarity between tarot and the i-ching?  To make this easier for you, we have compiled a list of the top 20 types of psychic readings.

  • Astrology – Some people believe that astrology is just “that column”
    in the New York Times that you read for fun.   After all, it should apply to everyone that is a particular sign, right?   Not exactly – a chart that is drawn up for your time and place of birth reveals the energies and potentials you were born with.  An astrologer can predict the current trends in your life based upon where the planets in the heavens are currently and compare them to where they were when you were born.   Out of all the psychic tools, Astrology is probably the best when timing is of importance to you.
  • Aura Readings – The human body has an outer organ called “the skin” that acts as a physical shield so that the inner organs are not damaged.  Likewise, the energy field that radiates from the skin outward is called an ‘auric field’ (or simply an aura) that protects the physical body from psychic or spiritual damage.   A trained psychic that specializes in aura readings can gain information about you by tapping into this energy field.  The field contains your memories, symbolic images, and energies that belong to others – such as friends, family members, and even enemies.   An aura reading can help you get in touch with your own energy, and help you release blocks that are preventing your spiritual or emotional growth.
  • Cartomancy – The current deck of cards we use to play rummy or poker arrived on the European scene in the 14th century.  Playing cards were all the rage amongst the wealthy, those of noble origins, and the elite who used them for fun and gambling.  Moreover, the playing cards were also used to reveal the future to those who sought out their advice.   The cards are assigned meanings by the reader to reflect various aspects of the individual’s life using ‘spreads’ that revealed the past, present, and future.   Cartomancy’s popularity increased during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries into a sophisticated method of fortune telling.   In the 21st century, cartomancy has experienced resurgence and has evolved into many oracle and angel decks that are experiencing enormous popularity.
  • Cleromancy – The act of acting lots is over 4,000 years old.  It appears frequently in the Judeo-Christian bible, and is even an act commanded by God in the book of Leviticus (Leviticus 16:8).   Today, cleromancy is mainly executed by throwing bones, stones, or dice.  A cleromancer then analyzes the position, orientation, and mutual proximity of the objects cast.
  • Clairvoyant – Clairvoyant means clear seeing.  Psychics that utilize this skill have the ability to see images or visions that are related to the individual’s life.  Clairvoyants can tap into the energy system of the client and see the past, present, and future.   The modern understanding of the word psychic is often synonymous for clairvoyant.
  • Psychometry – Psychometry is very similar to clairvoyance except that the psychometrist usually uses an article that belongs to the client in order to tape into their unique vibration.   In some cases, psychics that specialize in psychometry will use their own objects to receive information.
  • Remote Viewing – Remote viewing is a specialized clairvoyant skill that allows the psychic to travel “psychically” to another location to describe a scene or event.   Once the psychic is in the location they can read the past, present, and future of that location.  Remote viewing is frequently used by psychic investigators to describe crime scenes and how crimes happen.  Further, it is used in past life regression sessions so that the psychic can reveal the clients past lives to them through the images they receive.
  • Crystal Ball Readings – Chrystal Ball Readings are similar to clairvoyant readings and psychometry.   It is psychometric because it involves the use of an object.   The trained crystal ball reader will see images or visions through the use of their crystal ball.   This skill is often used in Hollywood representations of psychics because it is an excellent prop they can use the convey information on the screen.
  • Clairaudience – Clairaudience is clear hearing.  A psychic who is clairaudient will receive information through sounds.   The audio information may be either symbolic or literal.   In both cases, the clairaudient is able to interpret the meaning of the sounds to the client.
  • Channeling – Channeling is often confused with mediumship (more          on mediums below); however both are very different forms of psychic communications.  All channels have the gift of clairaudience, yet the channel has a unique ability to access audio frequencies and receive information from disembodied beings such as spirit guides or angels.   The channel will convey the ‘messages’ to the client.  In addition, channels will often serve as facilitators to assist clients to access their own higher guidance.   Automatic writing is a form of channeling.
  • Mediumship – Since the turn of the century, the most popular form of psychic advice has come in the forum of mediumship.  Simply put, a medium is a psychic that can communicate with loved ones that have passed on to the other side.  Gifted mediums can provide clients with the closure they need to move forward with their lives, yet still feel connected to those they love.   Additionally, many mediums are also channels which allow them to connect to high level spiritual beings that convey spiritual messages to clients.
  • Telepathy – A telepath is a psychic who can receive psychic transmission based on thought patterns.   There are several different types of telepathy including latent, precognitive, and emotive.  Despite the difference in the labels, each type of telepathy receives its information from thought patterns (called PSI).   Telepath’s can reveal what someone’s thoughts are in the past, present, and future.
  • Clairsentient – Clairsentient means ‘clear feeling’.   Out of all the psychic skills, clairsentience is the broadest. For many, clairsentience is the ability to feel emotions and atmosphere around an experience, event, or individual.   For others, it is the ability to feel information by touching an object (see psychometry).   Often, a clairsentient is consulted to help heal and release past emotional traumas by helping the client come to terms with suppressed emotions.
  • Empath – An empath is an individual that can feel and control another person’s emotions or emotional state.
  • Lithomancy – Lithomancy is the psychic art of reading stones (gemstones and crystals) by tossing them down and analyzing their patterns based upon location, orientation, and proximity.   Lithomancers use a quadrant map and the meanings of the stones to predict the future to the client.
  • I-ching – An ancient Chinese oracle that reveals spiritual based messages by tossing either coins or yarrow sticks on a table to form a trigram.   The trigram is then applied to the client’s life providing them with additional insight into their past, present, and future.
  • Palmistry – The art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm.
  • Rune Readings – Runes are an ancient alphabet used for divining the future.  The runes are cast on a mat to discern future events or path a problem or issue will manifest.
  • Numerology – Numerology is the study of numbers and how they apply to an individual’s life.   This is done in many ways – either through the name given at birth, the current name used, or the client’s birthdate.   Like astrology and the constant shift of the planets, numbers also shift revealing future insight into a client’s life.
  • Tarot Readings – Tarot exploded in popularity during the 1960’s when author Eden Gray’s paperback book was released to market.   Her book contained modernized meanings to the Rider Waite Smith deck that was produced earlier in the century.  Since then, numerous tarot decks have been produced are one of the most popular items at New Age shops around the world.   The Tarot is a system of 78 cards that are used in many different ways to gain insight into an individual’s life.   Tarot readers (called Tarotists) use spreads to assign particular lenses through which the reader interprets the card.

These are just the top 20 types of psychic readings.  I will explore many of their uses and other types of readings in future blogs.

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Being Diplomatic Will Get You What You Want Until Dec 9th And I Can Tell You Why

So, Mars is the fighter planet.

His job in the horoscope is to go out into the world and get you what you want.

We all need a Mars. I mean imagine what life would be like if we didn’t have one.  Nobody would win, nobody would have desire, and most importantly, you couldn’t make your life what you want.

Sounds dismal, doesn’t it?

Thankfully, Mars gives us the need to win, have desires, and gives us the ability to make of our lives what we want.  Mars is the planet that represents the human fighting spirit. After all, the world can be a hostile place and we need to defend ourselves in pretty much every area of life.  Mars defends our right to be separate individuals with our own individual essence, and this is necessary for us to feel whole.

Perhaps the biggest expression of Mars is our ability to say ‘no’, and to have the strength to set boundaries that protect our individual rights and values.  And, although this can lead to initial conflict (it is Mars, and other people have wants and desires as well), over time it leads to inner harmony and peace because we have defended our space.

On October 22, Mars will move out of Virgo and into Libra where he will remain until December 9th.

Now, the reason I described Mars so thoroughly is that Mars is in detriment in Libra.  This means that the natural energy associated with Libra – harmony, balance, and cooperation – are not aligned naturally with Mars.  So, Mars is a bit insecure in Libra.

Mars in Libra is extremely refined.  He is not the hairy, sweaty, and bloodthirsty God from the Iliad.  He is gracious, considerate, and is more like a social worker or a life coach than a football player.  While Mars is in the sign of the scales, it’s more beneficial for us to pursue goals that put other people in mind, but keeps our values and individual expression intact.  Mars in Libra is not about giving up your personal power; it’s about allowing others to express theirs as well. However, you will notice if you are giving your power away when you become frustrated, depressed, or angry, which is easily resolved by negotiating the areas of your life where you feel defeated because regardless of the sign Mars is in, he still needs to win on some level.

In Libra, Mars is also inspired by the approval and feedback of others. Libra is a sign about relationships so having others that will fight by our side spawns just as much initiation as doing things on our own. With Libra, everyone wins – at least a little.

Quote:

You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar” — unknown

Some dates to note during the Mars in Libra cycle:

November 19 – Mars square Pluto – With Mars being in Libra, the square to Pluto may signify a period where you are more sensitive to giving up your personal power to others.  This could be with another individual or a group.  You may need to stand your ground and maintain your boundaries even if it is uncomfortable.  Now is also the time to avoid trying to override someone else’s boundaries.   Treat them with the same respect that you would like to be treated yourself.

December 1 – Mars oppose Uranus – If there are areas of your life where you are having difficulties saying no or difficulties putting boundaries in place, Mars opposed Uranus will bring them to the surface.  An opposition implies conflict innately, and this aspect usually brings forth battles with people that you feel are holding you back. There may be a need for you to liberate yourself from people that are oppressing yo but do so with proactive rather than reactive means.  Avoid acting impulsively now because you will regret any future backlash.

December 12 – Mars sextile Mercury and Saturn – Mars will form harmonious aspects to Mercury and Saturn.  This is great energy to get things done and negotiate deals.  Further, with Mercury being retrograde in Sagittarius (he goes retrograde on December 3rd) it’s an excellent time to renegotiate circumstances that are not working for you.

Fight the good fight.

Relationship Problems? Let Me Tell You Why This Week Can Resolve Them. Finally!

Cosmic Weather Forecast — October 15 – October 21

So, this month’s New Moon in Libra is all about relationships.

And, I’ve got some good news for you…

With Venus, the ruler of Libra, being in her sign of Libra, it’s a great week to set things on the right course, and this New Moon is a powerful catalyst to putting your relationships on the right path.  New relationships are favored now and have a high chance of succeeding under the New Moon’s favorable gaze.

Additionally, this week, Mercury moves into probing Scorpio.  Mercury in Scorpio is like your private detective because you are now able to see problems lurking beneath the surface, and you can get to the root of the issues.  This will give you the ability to solve problems more effectively because you can understand the motives and intentions of others.

In other astrological news, this week is not only good for relationships; business is favored as well.  With the Sun sextiling Saturn on Monday and Mercury conjoining Jupiter on Wednesday, it’s an amazing time to get things done and see the big picture necessary to take things to the next level.

The only hiccup this week is Uranus forming difficult aspects to Mercury and the Sun. In order to work with Uranus positively, it’s necessary to explore your horizons, do something different, shake things up, and not react rigidly to changes as they arise.  Otherwise, you may feel nervous and anxious, leading to reactive emotions.  And, that’s a color that doesn’t look good on anyone.

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Jupiter In Scorpio

 

Jupiter in Scorpio

“Does this mean we are going to have tons of more sex?” My client asked me without blinking an eye.

I mean what do you say to that, even if the ‘king of the gods’ is going to move into Scorpio?

But, I found it interesting that the client asked me this on the same date that the Harvey Weinstein story blew up.

Sex. Sex. Sex.  It’s become a national obsession!

Now, onto the meat…. (no pun intended)

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017,  Jupiter moves out of the love and relationship sign of Libra and dives in deep into Scorpio.

And, to answer my client’s question, sex is a part of it.

However, I think we need to realize that sex is the ULTIMATE form of intimacy that two people can share, and it strikes us on several levels – the physical, the emotional, and the biological.  Sex feels good, it allows us to feel close to another individual, and it is the driving force of procreation (well mostly).

Now, tons of adjectives are used to describe the planet Jupiter – improvement, enrichment, futuristic, expansive, generous, benevolent, and optimistic.  All of this can be summed up as our need to renew faith in life.

Life just happens – we go through experiences, and we deal with difficult and upsetting circumstances, but luckily, we have a cosmic “Dr. Feel Good” mechanism that comes to the rescue to make life a little bit better.

While Jupiter is in Scorpio, the areas of life that are going evoke Jupiter are encounters with the emotional depths, which is psychological code for emotional involvement with others.   Each encounter (even the sexual ones), despite their trivialities, provide us with meaning and purpose.

Let me give you an example:

I recently had a client who went through difficulties in a romantic relationship.  Her partner was constantly ghosting her, and she didn’t understand why he was doing it.  Well, she eventually found out he had ailing parents and didn’t want her to be burdened by it.  Despite her being conflicted about it or hurt because he hadn’t revealed his parental issues with her, she realized that he put others needs before his own, and she valued this characteristic in a partner.  This is how Jupiter operates in Scorpio.  He reveals to us the deeper level of the situation than what is apparent on the surface.

As Jupiter moves through Scorpio, he expands the energies of the sign he transits – for good or ill.  Over-emotional sensitivities are heightened, and so are our instinctual responses.  Jupiter brings out the best in people or the worst, yet beneath each experience, we will understand the complexities of life and glimpse a more optimistic future.

How Jupiter in Scorpio Will Influence You

Below I give you the tea on how Jupiter will influence all the astrological signs.  This guide gives you an area of focus on how to work with this energy in your life over the next year.   You can read this for your sign, and if you know your rising sign, I would suggest you reading that description as well.

Aries:  This year Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 8th house.  The 8th house is similar to the 11th and the 12th and has a rather mysterious and confusing aura around it. Traditionally, Jupiter in the 8th is associated with death, inheritance, and taxes and I have seen these descriptions to be relatively true.  Jupiter in the 8th can mean you will receive an inheritance or an unexpected tax refund.  But, what does this house really mean?  After 25 years of doing astrology, I am convinced that the 8th house has to do with inheritance, but not just financially; it reflects our psychological inheritance as well.  While Jupiter is transiting through the 8th house, issues from the past that may need healing will rise to the surface, and the healing of past familial trauma begins.  This can come from powerful changes or psychological wounds, yet these changes will be to your ultimate benefit.  On the more mundane level, this is a great time to begin a business partnership or apply for loans because Jupiter in the 8th makes it easy for people to share their resources with you.

Taurus:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 7th house.  The 7th house is associated with partnerships, marriage, competitors, and legal matters.  Perhaps it would be creative to define it as the ‘world out there’ or the ‘not you’ house because it describes your relationship to people in general.  Jupiter transits through the 7th can increase your relationships and expand your experiences of society by widening your sphere of influence.  Jupiter is great for business alliances in which your partnerships are mutually beneficial.  Of course, Jupiter influences your love relationships by being a favorable influence.  Any difficulties experienced in your relationships should be smoothed out or resolved during this cycle.  Finally, the 7th house also pertains to legal matters.  Any legal issues (especially civil cases) should resolve in your favor since Jupiter casts a protective shield over any house he influences.

Gemini: Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 6th house.  The 6th house pertains to your job, day to day activities, your rituals, health, and your responsibilities.  Of course, this can be rather drab and far from exciting for the king of the gods, yet it is one of the houses we see enormous benefits.  Jupiter likes to expand your consciousness and provide a ‘higher’ meaning to the day to day grind of the 6th house, which on its deepest level refers to your house of personal growth.  This is a great year for you to put your life in order and you will notice an improvement in your job, satisfaction with your responsibilities and overall good health. In fact, do not be surprised if you take on additional responsibilities because people will be pleased with your performance.  Further, Jupiter in the 6th could signify new job opportunities and promotions for a job well done. However, there is one warning with Jupiter in the 6th,  Jupiter expands the house it transits, and since the 6th house represents your health and the physical world, there could be a tendency to gain weight.  It would be a good idea to maintain a regular fitness regime and balanced diet at this time.

Cancer:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 5th house.  The next year for you is going to focus on personal growth and expansion of who you are as an individual.  You will begin to understand your life with greater wisdom, and despite past frustrations, will perceive the big picture.  Your creative juices will flow like never before, and if you are artistically inclined, financial gain is likely through your craft.  Since the 5th house rules children, your relationship with your own (if you have them) will take center stage and a deeper emotional bond will naturally occur.  Finally, your relationships with others around you will go through great improvement throughout the year.  As you tear down walls and barriers and begin to express yourself with courage and tenacity, you will notice the important people around you responding favorably.

Leo:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 4th house.  The 4th house is mysterious because it rules our private parts – our innermost self and governs our home, family, personal life, and our past.  While Jupiter is transiting your solar 4th, you may find the need to seek inner peace and meaning.  In the outer world, this is a year to focus on real estate – whether that is purchasing a new home or doing repairs and renovations.  Further, you will find your relationship with your family enhanced and Jupiter’s benefic influence will provide an opportunity to resolve old unresolved family issues or feuds.  On the inner level, Jupiter moving through the 4th is a cycle of personal focus.  It is a natural time to withdraw from the outer world and its trappings and focus on creating a secure future.  If we do not have a secure inner world of peace and harmony, it is going to be difficult for you to find happiness in the outer world.

Virgo:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 3rd house of communication.  In most textbooks delegate the third house to govern over communication, early education, and siblings.  However, after working with charts for the past 25 years, I have come to understand the 3rd house as the place in the horoscope where we process our experiences.  In fact, I believe one of the most undervalued resources we have are the experiences felt via the events, circumstances, and people we have encountered that helps formulate who we are as individuals.  While Jupiter is in the 3rd, the ‘social butterfly’ will emerge and the number of people in your social circle will expand.  This transit provokes an enormous urge to learn and express yourself to others to formulate your unique opinions about life.  Further, because you need to experience more of the world to expand your consciousness, a return to school, taking a trade course, or expanding our education is likely.   A mind is a terrible thing to waste, and with Jupiter transiting the 3rd, you are likely to find it working overtime.

Libra:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your value oriented 2nd house.  In traditional astrology, the 2nd house governs money and resources.   In modern astrology, money and resources are viewed as symbols of what you value.  I have long believed that the most powerful book of revelation is a checkbook.  Your financial ledgers provide you with clear and concise information about what you truly value because it reveals where we spend our money.  This is not to say that Jupiter in the 2nd house will not expand your resources; it will.  In fact, it will expand everything that you give value to – the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Since the 2nd house does involve financial resources, this is a great time for investments.  However, you have to be careful with Jupiter in the 2nd house not to overindulge, overspend, or mismanage your money.  This placement can often lead to spending money that you may not have.  In the case of the 2nd house, too much of anything can be as harmful as not enough.

Scorpio:  This is your lucky year because Jupiter will transit through your personal oriented 1st house.  Doors that have been closed and opportunities that have been denied will open up for you with minimal effort throughout the year.  The main thing for you to focus on this being a major cycle of growth combined with an opportunity to express who you are by shining (and sharing) your inner light.  Further, you will notice that people are drawn to you like never before (or at least since 2003) and are more than willing to help you achieve success.  Use your increased self-confidence and charisma to your advantage.  Moreover, do not waste this year, Christmas in the astrological world only happens once every 12 years, and this year Santa delivers the presents to you.

Sagittarius:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 12th house.  Out of all the houses of the horoscope, the 12th house may be the most confusing.  Traditional astrology has labeled it the house of self-undoing and its association with hospitals and prisons always raise a curious eyebrow or two.  In modern astrology, the 12th house reflects the patterns, drives, and compulsions that operate beneath the level of conscious awareness, but not in the personal sense, yet those habits and dysfunctions which have been passed down from generation to generation.  Jupiter in the 12th can be a blessing or a curse. On one hand, this transit augurs a time when one begins (often for the first time) to see their inner truth.  Circumstances, situations, and events begin to have meaning and one begins to acquire insight into their lives.  Often this opens the doors to a spiritual journey of self-discoveries.  On the other hand, Jupiter’s transit represents where we begin to seek the truth and in the 12th house, the truth lies within oneself.  If one does not have the inner courage or current capabilities, one will seek “their” truth through escapism – sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling, food or any other reckless behavior.  Simply put, Jupiter in the 12th house is a year for you to do inner work and access the real you.

Capricorn:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 11th house.  Traditional astrology has described the 11th house as clubs, friends, hopes and wishes and like the 12th house, these descriptions are often not helpful.  In many ways, the 11th house reflects your need to be bigger than who you are and to strive towards improving your life.  You will do this through becoming involved with individuals beyond your familial structure.  Your friends, associates and like-minded individuals fulfill these requirements and assist you by providing networks to encourage your success.  Jupiter in the 11threflects a cycle where your social circle can assist you in achieving your hopes and wishes for the future. In fact, you will notice the need to change your world for the better with Jupiter transiting this social house.  In most cases, the changes you make will also benefit those around you significantly, and your goals will be achieved.  Finally, Jupiter is the planet of expansion, and you will notice your social circle and sphere of influence expand over the next year.

 Aquarius:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 10th house.  In astrology, the 10thhouse describes our careers and position in the world.  Jupiter transiting this house is considered favorable, improves and increases your reputation and often prompts you to be all that you can be.  During this cycle, you can take advantage of Jupiter’s benefic energy to advance your career, begin new businesses, or receive long-deserved recognition for your accomplishments.  If you have struggled to get to the next level, this year could be your breakthrough. However, it is necessary to avoid being overbearing, dictatorial and keep your ego in check because problems could occur at the end of the transit if others perceive a haughty attitude.  Finally, you can expect to see promotions at work, financial increase, and an inner self-confidence while Jupiter transits this house.

Pisces:  This year Jupiter begins his yearlong transit through your solar 9th house.  For you, this is a great position because Jupiter naturally rules the 9th house. Your desire to learn is magnified as Jupiter transits the house normally associated with higher education.  Your learning experiences will broaden your mind and your perspective, and things will change and mature.  This transit is associated with wisdom because your quest to learn will often give you deep insight into aspects of your life that you have either ignored or found trivial. Often when this transit is active, interest in the arcane sciences, religion or philosophy are typical because interest in esoteric and teleological subjects reflect the need to expand your worldview.  Finally, you may find yourself interested in foreign cultures or taking vacations to foreign lands to broaden your experience.  The one thing to expect while Jupiter transits your 9th house is that your view of life will change and always for the better.

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