Jupiter Taurus

4 10 2011

Traits of Jupiter in Taurus

Taurus is possibly the most cautious of all signs, the most realistic too. It’s also a sign which is able to enjoy sensual pleasure more than any other, because the sense of touch is heightened. Jupiter in Taurus in reality has no dignity, since Taurus is ruled both by Venus and Moon, both by domicile, triplicity and exaltation. The nature of Jupiter is enthusiasm, faith, expansion and long distance travelling, the nature of Taurus is staying in one place all through existence and watching the trees grow, and waiting for the good fruit to be ready. Jupiter in essence has little patience for Taurus caution, and patience and so is unhappy in this sign, generally speaking. Taurus Jupiter is the fine artist who paints quickly, literally throwing the paint onto the canvas, because it’s fun, the fine artist who maybe has got the patience, but would rather take chances on something new, the artist who paints on very large canvasses, but hasn’t got the time to focus on minute details. Taurus Jupiter has qualities which incline it towards pacifism, both sign and Planet do not appreciate violence, in fact violence is abhorrent to this placement. Having said this, it’s not to say that Taurus Jupiter is guaranteed peace, far from it, since this is peregrine Jupiter. Those with this placement though have something that they value and wish to protect, which is why they are motivated to bring about peace, financially it is fortunate, though not necessarily on ethical or moral grounds either, since banks do have ethics by nature.

Some people with Taurus Jupiter prominent include: Pablo Picasso, F.D. Roosevelt, Howard Hughs, Virginia Woolf, David Icke, Vladimir Lenin

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Jupiter ruler of capitalism

Jupiter of itself has power over democracy and the capitalist system and it is easy to see that when Jupiter is doing well, western capitalism is also doing well, generally speaking. With the entrance of Sun into Sagittarius each year, western nations which celebrate the PAGAN festival of Christmas symbolised by a big fat man (Santa) who brings presents and puts them under a tree (Capricorn). Typically during the Capricorn phase trade dries up because all the money is spent during the preceding Sagittarius period, and Capricorn indeed requires total cutbacks and a sense of contraction in order to begin again, hence the January sales.

The forecast for 2011-2012

Jupiter goes direct in January, which will be a boon to the banks and to solid investments, because these are said to be Taurus institutions. Those who invested in “safe” investments such as gold, etc. should sell what they have during this period so as  to make a profit. The Taurus Jupiter period, which lasts until June 2012 provides some degree of financial stability in a system which is under the influence of altogether different and possibly more powerful and deep seated changes. If there was a time when capitalism dried up, it would be during Jupiter in Gemini, the detriment of this sign, and indeed if you look back to the financial crash of 1929, this placement was in effect. Gemini is of course all talk and no substance, Gemini has no faith, it relies on hard facts, and capitalism of the west is entirely driven by optimism and faith, gambling, which as stated above belong to Jupiter’s natural home, Sagittarius and Pisces. Interestingly right now is a great time for the artistic world with Jupiter in a sign which is slow and tedious and is able to create great masterpieces of not just painting, but sculpture too, since Taurus is a very physical sign. During this period, until June 2012, the banks will expand and financial services will have a certain amount of luck. The only problem with the direct station of Jupiter in January is that it is partile opposition to a Libra Saturn, since both these planets are in domicile of Venus and Venus is in Aquarius at this time, Saturn takes precedence. The financial expansion from the word go will be opposed, and the luck which the stock market has will be kept in check.





Stormy October 2011

24 09 2011

We can expect the Uranus Pluto square to manifest to its greatest effect so far, thanks to the 27th September 2011 New Moon at 4 degrees of Libra. This lunation doesn’t just form a T-Square with Uranus and Pluto, it’s exactly on the midpoint between the two planets, it’s 135 degrees (sesquiquadrate) to the midpoint at 18-19 degrees of Aquarius.

Uranus rules magnetism, and earthquakes, sudden reversals and changes, and Pluto is the deep, unseen force which works in darkness but has the capability to destroy and renew. Natural disasters and earthquakes are likely, as are man-made nuclear disasters. Chernobyl occurred during the Pluto-Uranus semi-square.

The month of October, following this Lunation is going to be an eventful month. Politically, and economically, we already have emergency situations at a global level. Political extremism takes precedence though only during economic turbulence. Having said all of this, the placement of Mars is helpful and it is likely to support changes.

Lunations always symbolise new beginnings, so this is a most exciting time to be living in. On a personal level if any New Moon has the ability to refresh and change your life this one does.





Houses of Power

17 06 2010

 The power of any one man is also measured by the freedom he has.

Fortified by the Angular

In traditional texts the accidental dignity of a planet to a great extent relies on its location whether it be just below the horizon in the East, or just above the horizon in the West, or in the most Southerly part of the sky known also as the Midheaven, or Northerly part known also as the Imum Colei.

Power is what this is primarily about, the power that a person possesses will be described by planets in the 1st house and in the 10th house. The whole idea of the 1st house as the “mask” is actually without much reason. The planets that rise in the 1st are the planets that are on my side in life. One identifies with these planets in the beginning and one eventually becomes them and embodies them in life.

The difference between a person with a strong will and a strong reason for existence and one who is weak or not in control in their life is the difference between a Master and a Slave. The house of slaves is traditionally the 6th house, the most cadent place and only less unfortunate than the 12th, house of imprisonment and abandonment.

A Master of his life, and destiny, a man who controls and has power over his own environment, over his choices in life and over the people around him will have powerful planets placed in the 1st and 10th houses. A man whose wife is powerful or whose father is powerful and support him through their power will have planets similarly placed in the 7th and 4th houses. A King or Prime Minister who has power in the 1st house will not bend his knees to anyone, Margaret Thatcher is a prime example with Saturn rising on the Ascendant in accidental power. A King who is in the 12th house, such as Louis XVI will always suffer at the hands of enemies, and his power will always be taken from him, and he will always become a slave of others. The truth of the world is that, he who sticks his neck out will win. It is those people who shy away from attention that inevitably lose in life.

The first house is pure selfishness. So much is also true. The Eastern Horizon at dawn is characterised always by a red hue, reminiscent of violence and aggression. This is not to say that to be successful in life one must be violent, merely aggressive, merely arrogant. It means that one must ask for what one wants with brazenness, with irritation at the others around you who are also asking. The difference between success and failure in life is marked in the stars.

More Accidental Dignity = More Power

Speaking of Angularity though, there are more possibilities that exist which serve to increase the locus of self-control and mastery over others. A planet that is swift as the ancients say, or fast and in forward motion doubles its power in any house. A planet therefore that is in forward motion is one that is moving forward in life rather than backwards. This little facet is all important in any idea referring to power. If a man is signified by a planet in forward motion, then his life moves forward, from one thing to the next, from one goal to the next, it means that there is no waiting around or procrastinating in life. It means that one would go for a job, do it and then move on to the next with success rather than doubt.

A retrograde man signified by a 1st house planet in retro motion is a man in self doubt, a man who looks back at what he’s done in self criticism, it signifies the man who regrets, who does not move forward, forgetting the past with ease. Self doubt is not conducive to the locus of control, it is not conducive to power, because while the retrograde man contemplates his decisions, others take what is rightfully his.

Unhindered and Unbound

The man further still, who is unhindered or not subject to some great power, as signified by the 17 degree orb of the Solar Ray, is at liberty.  Under the Sun, one is made a slave by a great power and oppression, so it makes sense that out of those beams the free man can move forward and be his own king rather than a kneeling subject. The ancients called such subjugation “combustion” or “under the beams”.

To note, the man of freedom and self-mastery is also only truly free if he is unafraid and out of the reach of “the tyranny of evil men” that sometimes beset him from all sides. To have a planet in the 1st yet square to Saturn or Mars in the 10th or 4th signifies that he is under attack from either his own father or from some other authority signified by the Midheaven. Yet, although the ancients described this influence as most “malefic” or “evil”, the man who is strong ought to be able to defeat such nuisances. The “evil” signified by Mars’ square is that of violence, and the evil signified by Saturn is that of another variety which is the cause of “melancholy”.

Power for Good and Evil: Dignity of Essence

The one who unhindered by the great authority, or evil men on either side, the one who is corporeally present and moves forward towards what he desires, will inevitably rise into power and authority over his surroundings and over others.

That the power of one does not exist without others giving themselves over to that one, is the next important stage. It is well and good to be strong and the wellspring of all wonder and admiration, to give orders and to be obeyed, yet as always power to do good or evil is always present.

The planet with essential dignity, i.e. the beautiful woman with a beautiful voice yet placed in the 12th house and retrograde will stay indoors, read poetry and will never be seen. Under the Sun’s beams would add that her father keeps her there also. The woman is good, pure, etc. by the essential dignity of Libra Venus, yet the power or loci of control is not with her, and the ancients would say that she has misfortune or “debility” by accident.

Yet, if the beautiful Venusian light rises in the first, unhindered, the power to shine will prevail in beauty, kindness and goodness to all. She will be a master of all through either beauty or through kind actions and words. Saturn rising and unhindered is likewise capable of goodness, but this will only be through its “essential dignity”. Placed in Capricorn or Aquarius, an in power Saturn will only do good, he will refrain from evil. The good works of Saturn in power are wielding power and organising the world, for without dignity he is not able to “do the job well”.

On Freedom

The man who is blessed, is the man with dignity by essence, and unhindered by circumstance. The man who is truly free has autonomy, fears no evil, fears no authority, he has no doubt, and he moves forward pitted against all others. Yet the man who is truly blessed is dignified and acts in accordance with his true nature, in harmony with that nature. He does things well and does not hurt others.





Mundane: The History of the UK

10 03 2009

Many changes have occurred since the 1801 formation of the United Kingdom enterprise, including constitutional, or more specifically changes in what the UK actually consists of. The fact that Ireland was lost in the 1920´s is of no real significance though in comparison to the gains of the 19th century and the losses of the 20th, but the essence of the UK, is I believe still the same as it was in that prime year. All possessions, servants, slaves, and I mean slaves in no coy terms, vassals and colonies belonged to the Monarch, our sovereign, and like pearls and diamonds were lost or stolen without that sovereign dignity losing his life, or his essential nature.

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Recent PM´s

One of the reasons why this chart is so clearly still in effect is the synastry with a few of the last Prime Ministers. Tony Blair´s Sun is conjunct 1801 UK´s Mars in house 8, a man who didn´t flinch to defend this nation militarily or to be involved in asserting Britain´s aggressive power in the world in Bosnia, in Sierra Leon, in Afghanistan, in Iraq. In the space of 10 years Blair fought more than enough wars to confirm the efficacy of the stimulation from the 1801 UK natal chart, and peace-loving Taurus is not a sign to commit to war on a whim.

Maggie Thatcher´s chart is even more compelling information. Her Mars conjoined 1801 UK´s Ascendant, with her Sun-Mercury in its house 1. A woman that caused a lot of anger, but a person who as a personality dominated UK politics for a decade without any real opposition. Arguably she in fact benefited the UK by allowing free enterprise and private property, again, her Jupiter conjoins UK´s 4th house Sun; she privatised and expanded British property ownership on a massive scale. With her Saturn in UK´s 2nd house she acted tough with the UK economy being often heartless about unemployment and cutting benefits, tough decisions are Saturn´s realm.

Libra Rising

UK came into existence as a joint partnership, despite all Imperial regalia associated with this nation, it is in fact a conglomerate of nations, an association, a club. UK´s South Node in Libra in house 1 indicates that its inherent gifts were alliance and its founders were Venusian, peace loving, civilised and justified. 1st house South Node shows that they were unafraid to take anything that they wanted, and indeed the people that culminated this nation did so off the back of the late 18th century reaction against Romantic notions of revolution. It was in fact an act of self preservation which necessitated an alliance of sorts. The Act of the Union was created to preserve the life of the nations of the British Isles and Ireland from the threat of Revolutionary Europe.

The destiny of this UK then was tied up in the North Node. A placement in which this nation was meant to become an ally itself with a nation founded on the exact same principles of that revolutionary French Republic: America. In fact when the UK is fulfilling its destiny it is seeking out violent, assertive situations and making bold actions especially in diplomacy and in alliance. The UK´s future is Martian, the pre-World War II appeasement was South Node speaking, being “nice” in order to preserve the self, when Churchill came along and made speeches like “we will fight them on the beaches,” he fulfilled the UK´s destiny, no easy task with natal Mars in essential debility in a house of crisis an death. Churchill´s Mars and Jupiter were in UK´s 1st house, and like Thatcher, he fought a war in order to defend and save, only his Mars exactly trined UK´s Ascendant ruler Venus.

Royalty and Vega

This Venus rules both Ascendant and 8th house. Matters which relate to death, to rebirth and to anything of 8th house crisis is part of the UK. The acquisition of Empire and its eventual loss is signified by this combination, for ruling the 8th Venus is given other´s wealth, riches which are inherited, which are “managed” on behalf of others. In the 19th century, UK converted Indian and American cotton into cloth, and then sold it back to them, resources which were not owned strictly speaking were still used and transformed due to 8th house ruling Venus. In the 20th Century London became a financial capital, (which is now in cathartic transformation). The placement in Aquarius in the 5th is an indication of ego, of creativity, and of children, it might be interesting to think of the Commonwealth of Nations, as the children of the Empire who grew up and left home, though with 5th ruler Saturn in detriment and opposite Venus, they grew up too soon, and became problem children, some of them at least. Saturn rules the fourth also so in fact the idea of UK´s home, parents and lineage is connected to royal blood.

11th house Leo, placed the Monarchy into an association, a group, and into the nation´s house of hope and wishes, and out of the spotlight with this house´s “ruler” Sun firmly established in Buckingham Palace on the IC in traditional Capricorn, conjunct the star Vega.

With Sun: Critical, abrupt, reserved, unpopular, fleeting honors, influential position, insincere friends. If with Mars also, above the earth, and the Moon be with Procyon, death from the bite of a mad dog. [Robson*, p.217.]

The most essentially dignified planet is MC ruler Moon placed in the most public place. Despite having been an Empire, UK has never really had an image problem, and its success and social standing in the world has never really been damaged despite losing actual power. Horatio Nelson the Admiral of the Navy is one of Britain´s biggest heroes, someone who lived a short life but was triumphant at sea. Perhaps it is at sea where the UK´s success really comes from, trading on the ocean, the powerful trine to 2nd house Neptune might be a sign of this.

Literary

Venus is the UK chart´s most accidentally fortified planet in 5th house, and is closely sextiled by 3rd house Mercury ruler of 9th and 12th houses. The pride which comes from art and literary creations is large in this chart. Mercury although weak being in detriment has been the most successful publisher in the world ruling the 9th house. Probably due to the contra-parallel to its ruler Jupiter, the expansion in writing and publication in UK took off after 1801. It is in effect the biggest support to the Ascendant ruler Venus and therefore the people of the UK. This nation relies on knowledge and conveyance of information, as a nation that has no real resources of its own except coal, Mercury as ruler of 9th house brings knowledge of the world to its people and whether artistic, religious or in search of “true” finite knowledge, Mercury in detriment has forced UK into writing certainty about universal things (ruler of 9th in 3rd).





Saturn in Capricorn

28 12 2008

Saturn is said to be strongest in Capricorn its night time rulership which is interesting since in Aquarius he possesses both rulership plus triplicity and terms. But in reality the essential dignity is borne of more than just simple elemental dignities, in fact the sign of Capricorn and the planet Saturn share rulership over a large number of things, which Aquarius and Libra (Saturn´s day rulership and exaltation) do not. In the same way that Venus and Libra are not analogous, because Venus rules over Taurus too, Saturn and Capricorn are not analogous.

Some things that both Saturn and Capricorn both have affinity with are: age, experience, ambition, skin, bones and buildings, especially those that are built to last. Government buildings and buildings that have an aura of respect and hushed quiet to them are also both Capricorn and Saturn´s pride and joy.

The truth of the matter is that in Capricorn Saturn is lord of his own duties and thus takes orders from no other planet. And so this is the reason for his pure expression in this sign. In Capricorn, Saturn is called upon to express all of the greatest qualities of that sign. This is the sign that rules engineering, civil service, government, clock makers, mountain climbers, and real estate dealers. It is interesting that in Capricorn the desire for power is not in service of ego in any way, the ambition seems to be borne out of a desire not so much for admiration but out of a basic insecurity and fear of not being good enough or not having enough.

It is interesting to note that Saturn often signifies a lack of, either through poverty, disease or another reason for unhappiness as a traditional malefic.  But Capricorn does not signify the same, Capricorn is not a “malefic” sign, it is simply a Cardinal Earth sign which is practical, organised and rather reliable. The likelihood is that in Capricorn, Saturn will have to be tested for all it is worth. But the elemental nature is beneficial here, the organisational ability of Saturn here, his cool headed ability to think responsibly and be self reliant is extremely beneficial.

In  some ways here, Capricorn forces Saturn into building things that are of the greatest quality and standard, and since Saturn is concerned with defense, with organisation and with traditions, Capricorn ensures that whatever it is that Saturn turns his attention to, that his projects are completed with the minimum of fuss but with the maximum amount of quality and detail. Saturn misses nothing and is also smart in what it does. In Capricorn Saturn is fond of building walls, walls which are not necessarily meant to withstand an attack, but walls which are built in order to inspire respect, awe and to make it clear that order will be kept and barriers will also be kept. One modern example of this was the Berlin Wall which began construction under a Jupiter Saturn conjunction in Capricorn. It kept out the East Germans, but also became a highly political symbol that no-one is to fall out of line, that people must stay in their place and not deviate from it.

The early 1930´s were a time in which Saturn was in Topical Capricorn. Of course these were the worst years of the Great Depression. Obviously they were extremely tough times, but it is during such times that things which are not of real value, things which are constructed on sand collapse while what is constructed on solid rock remains untouched by the calamity surrounding it. The same parable might be applied to the collapse of Communism in Western Asia and Eastern Europe during another transit of Saturn in Capricorn.

Capricorn doesn´t have time for things that are not of service, that are superficial, and that don´t have a moral fabric based on respect. It is no wonder then that Saturn in Capricorn simply wants to create things that are of quality and last a long time, that, like bones will actually outlive him. Saturn is really very simple under the beam of Capricorn, his focus is strong and he repeats what he does until it is so perfect that he is able to make it look a lot harder than it really is. The idea here is an incredible feat based on the simplest of structures. This is part of the beauty of majestic Capricorn, like the Great Pyramids.

An interesting thing about Saturn here is that despite the natural affinity with Earth, this position is one which looks very much skywards. As a result then Saturn here often ends up in very high places, skyscrapers, mountains, and even in space fit the bill for this placement. Capricorn forces Saturn here into climbing, and it seems that the steeper the climb, the more this Saturn enjoys it.

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Some people with Capricorn Saturn: Jaques Derrida, Barack Obama, Lady Di, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Walt Disney, Emmanuel Kant, Neil Armstrong, Buz Aldrin, Casanova, Charles Dickens, Mikail Gorbachev, Hirohito, Peter Jackson, John Milton, Kim Farnell, Maximilien I (Holy Rome)





Neptune Signs

26 09 2008

Neptune Pisces

Magic is in the air. Magic more to the point is in the water supply.

When Neptune slips into the sign of Pisces in 2012, illusion and beauty will fill the world, there will be such fine emotion, such merging and people will feel that they are one with the Universe and with each other. Water of course is what connects the world, not only are human beings mostly water, but so is the Earth’s surface. The Mayas have predicted that the coincidence of Neptune Pisces, of which they knew nothing about with their own Astrological system heralded the End of the Age.

Now in true Neptune fashion, half the population have taken these words to signify the end of the world. But of course logic states that this is not so, our Solar system is stable, and changes slowly. Pisces is often confused, often does not know the difference between logic and imagination. So there will be part of the population that truly believes that the end is nigh. And they will make their contribution to the feeling that will permeate the world… because crisis and confusion often does bring forth moments of clarity and redemption from the impending catastrophe.

There are musicians who have Neptune placed in Pisces, who were in tune with the finer emotions of humanity. They were able to use that talent to affect people through their art, through their creativity, they were able to capture people’s hearts. This placement is the most powerful placement for Neptune, Neptune Pisces is spiritually awake, and the most sensitive placements of Neptune.

Neptune Aquarius

What’s wrong with being alone? There are many people out there, who are alone, who feel alone, who are in, for whatever reason, emotional islands. The nature of humanity is that we are all born into the world this way, that the human body is separate from all other human bodies.

It is easy to see that people are trying to connect with each other. The real reason for groups and clubs, may not be the knowledge and the actual interest which unites, but, rather the uniting, the being together, that counteracts the lonely and emotionally detached experience of Aquarius.

Neptune is a fine planet, it’s the planet which acts on the human sensibilities, emotion which is even more sensitive than the emotion of the Moon. So while Neptune transits the sign of Aquarius, groups of people all around the world will be able to come in contact with finer feelings, with the soul of the Solar System.

Having modern rulership over Venus’s exaltation, it is easy to see that Neptune is sentimental and very attached to feelings of love. But these feelings don’t just project onto one person or one concept. For Aquarius, it is so important to accept and understand the whole, to bring forth the collective approach. Because Neptune has so much compassion, and Aquarius believes in the Brotherhood of Man, Aquarius Neptune will do all it can to erase the discrimination, to put a stop to other people’s suffering. It does this in a methodical way, because it is under the rulership of Saturn and Uranus. There is a need to create both systems which are all-inclusive, but also a need to connect with someone.

Neptune has a lot of emotional needs. in Aquarius it reaches out to other people, to try to make friends, to not be alone. This is a noble placement for Neptune.

Neptune Capricorn

Neptune is the planet of imagination and illusions. Capricorn symbolises the father. The father of Capricorn Neptune is likely to be idealised. Neptune has the effect of making the father psychic or highly sensitive. Those are positive manifestations of the energy, negative manifestations are those associated with the down side of Neptune, confusion, the wrong end of the stick, lies, deceptions, and of course absense.

Capricorn also rules institutions and governments. Capricorn Neptune therefore has similar effects for these institutions, the heads of state of the Eastern European states and of Russia are destined to be senstive, psychic and idealistic, they are likely at times to deceive, but looking at 1990-1993, the countries whose consitutions were born in this period will have both Saturn and Uranus close by in either the same sign or in Aquarius, so the power and the backbone is all-present.

Neptune Sagittarius

Star Wars

It wasn’t so much the actual wars that captured my imagination about these films which came out towards the end of the Neptune in Sagittarius transit, but more the adventure, the expansiveness of it, different worlds with lush forests and mountains, as well as Icy worlds or desert worlds, and then the noble and bold fight against darkness by the force. It also included a rather exotic and beautiful princess from a distant galaxy and the Jedi Knights, who were all filled with great belief in the heroism and bravery that is of the essence of Sagittarius which is Fire. The films which began then were all about expansion, of going further on a journey which was as spiritual as it was about the hot princess. The “Force” was a spiritual power which could only be mastered by knowledge and wisdom, these were possessed by the wise Obi Wan Kenobe and Yoda, who were the masters and were Jedi because they knew how to use their knowledge of the force for Good rather than Evil. Sagittarius is a sign of strange and foreign, or exotic places but also has much affinity with animals, and in the Star Wars films there are a vast array of various different species of alien half human half animal who just like the Centaur of Sagittarian myth are wise and on the side of the Light.

Neptune made Star Wars a myth which was so in tune with the Sagittarian expanive feeling, with Neptune in that sign it was something which was all about dreaming and fulfilling an ideal, and the ideals of Sagittarius are similare to Neptune’s visions, which is why this was combination works very well, combining expansive noble qualities with idealism, compassion and a sense of being out there in something great and wondersome. It should be noted that three more films were made during the transit of Pluto in Sagittarius, staying fairly true to the original soul of the films. Neptune of course had moved on into Aquarius, and with it also went the idea of the universe being inexhaustible and expansive because the plots and themes and characters were already known… Aquarius has the facts remember and doesn’t need to go out searching, but to simply resolve. It is interesting though how the Dark Side features in the newer films with great awareness of its power, Pluto working his total catharsis and painful transformation through the Spiritual dimension… the pain of Anakin Skywalker is Plutonic, it’s beyond what any human being ought to take, but it does explain, and that is Neptune sextiling its earlier place in Sagittarius from Aquarius, bringing true understanding.





Jupiter Signs

26 09 2008

Jupiter Capricorn

Jupiter in hard aspect to Saturn in a natal chart is sometimes a sign of unhappiness. Jupiter signifies in many ways the ability for a person to be happy. The sign of Capricorn is not very sympathetic to the feeling of expansion, to the feeling of going up, of being free. Capricorn symbolises amongst many things what is serious, what is full of delay, of inadequacy and of just not measuring up… which is why it is also so strict about doing things properly, the first time. Capricorn has had a lifetime to learn from its mistakes.

Jupiter doesn’t like having to pay attention to detail, Jupiter likes to feel that where it goes and what it does is new and exciting. Jupiter likes the feeling of discovering new horizons, so for Jupiter, Capricorn symbolises being in a valley surrounded by mountains that impede that sense of expansiveness and freedom.

Jupiter Sagittarius

Jupiter Sagittarius is able to find truth. If life contains truth and meaning, if the higher meaning of life is discovered and life contains that element of hope which is the big thing for Sagittarius, then contentment and joy can be found. Jupiter in Sagittarius feels that something good is coming, it doesn’t matter that it never in their lives actually materialises, the fact is that this placement has Faith. Jupiter believes in the future, Jupiter believes the big promises that it makes to itself and to other people. In the Age of Pisces, Jupiter in Sagittarius was the priest who believed in the great beyond, in the afterlife, in something amazing and wonderful that was in “the world to come.” This does not have to signify religious Faith in every instance, all that this placement means is that Jupiter has Faith and will follow where the benevolent forces of the Universe lead it. Jupiter here is happy to go to foreign countries, because it believes that good things await it, “on the other side.” Often this is not so, life is harder than that, so then Jupiter returns back home, believing that good things again await him back there. The disappointments that usually make people unhappy in life seem to be like water off a duck’s back to Jupiter in Sagittarius.

There are of course some who are lucky beyond the wildest dreams. But like the Priest in the Monastery, it is their Faith and nothing more than this, that they have cultivated over the years which bring feelings of joy because there is something good, special, joyful waiting…





Composite and Synastry – Destined Relationships

25 09 2008

Soulmates?

I believe that these are probably the most quested for types of horoscopes which can be cast. To cast your own chart and to interpret it is one thing. If you know the time and believe it to be accurate, then all you have to do is to work it out and nod your head when you realise what you are, accept the faulty nature which is no fault of your own, and move on to trying to work with it.

But when there is someone that you know 100% that you love and that you are made for each other, it doesn’t really matter what interpretation you get, if it’s not the one that says you should stay together until the End of the Age, then it is obviously wrong. It is wrong, of course it’s wrong, how can some random Astrology tell you about how you feel about someone when it doesn’t even have feelings of its own.

There probably are some good relationships out there somewhere in the blue yonder, somewhere, there are people who find their happiness, all they do though is keep it secret. But it can happen and is destined to happen for those that believe in it, for those that seek and never give up hope.

Natal Chart vs. Synastry

Part of the parcel of course is that, written in every person in the Natal chart is a picture. This picture can say whether relations with other people, will be positive, or negative, whether they will encounter opposition, or whether they will encounter amiability. If the ruler of the natal 7th house is debilitated or weak, judge accordingly, all relations with regard to intimacy will involve a weak or debilitated person.

If the ruler of the Ascendant is joined happily with the ruler of the 7th, if the ruler of the 7th is placed in the 1st or the ruler of the 1st placed in the 7th, then the native will find contentment with a their significant other. These are the lectures of William Lilly. But this is a gross simplification. I use it simply to identify that some of the natural tendencies within an individual are already set, and that whatever synastry chart or composite chart they can find through someone else, that individual is set up for certain relationships from birth.

Instead of looking for certain things in a synastry or in a composite chart, you should look for the relationships which are destined in your natal chart. I don’t believe that it is necessary to have the same relationships throughout life, I don’t believe in the psychological model of the parental and familial relationships being repeated, at great cost and misery to any one particular person. Those individual relations are one-offs like every relation.  the point of them is to accept them, integrate them in your life, however distinct from what you crave and want, and then set out to find someone that is different, because life is about gathering up different experiences.

There may well be similarities between what you experienced as a child and what you experience as an adult with other adults. But it will not be the same, the same patterns do not have to be repeated. There is one house which signifies parents, one house which signifies siblings, one house that signifies extended family, and another entirely different house that signifies relationships.

I think that parallels are important in synastry and in a natal chart. The 7th house and its signifier must have some similarities with the overall nature of the person that you are interested in. They must in some way fulfil the destiny of that planet, of that house, and the aspects of that planet and its house.

MEANING

If you have ever read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley you will know that to have perfect and easy relationships and lives is to never learn anything and never acquire knowledge and human understanding. But that is not to say that in order to live a meaningful life you must suffer all the way through it. Just that you can only measure the successes and the happy times with the seemingly infinite times of failure, solitude and misery.

Some Pointers to Positive Synastry

There is no such thing as the perfect chart. But these things should be sought after rather than using aspects in order to reject someone. Compatibility is one thing, but there is also such a thing as having someone that is different to yourself and who can encourage you to experience different things.

Venus signifies love, and attraction, it is so obvious. Venus – Sun in aspect, this is the aspect that you should look for, all other aspects are just inferior.

The Descendant: The Descendant has as its natural ruler Venus, and is the traditional house of your intimate love. So what you need here is Venus – Descendant aspects, and by its very nature, Venus – Ascendant aspects, but especially Venus conjunct the Descendant.

Mars signifies sex, interestingly Mars is the natural ruler of the Ascendant and 1st house. Mars in harmonious aspect must be present to bring heat and warmth, its nature is of fire, this makes for passion.

Then Saturn, the other traditional malefic. Saturn allows things to last. A relationship is based on time spent together, and Saturn is Cronus. Saturn by its nature is in exaltation in the 7th sign Libra, the sign of the marriage and partnership. Saturn brings stability to people’s lives and permanence. Harmonious Saturn aspects are wanted.

Jupiter is important for Faithfulness. Jupiter in aspect will make things feel good.

Pluto. Pluto is about manipulation and attraction as well.

To be continued…





Pluto in Aquarius

24 09 2008

I am not going to make predictions about what will happen in 2023 onwards, though that would be fun. But I do think that Pluto in Aquarius is an interesting topic. Here is my take on Pluto in Aquarius.

Elizabeth I, Queen of England had Pluto in Aquarius placed in the 1st house. This person was a writer and a poet, as well as a monarch and symbol of sovereignty. She embodied Pluto in the first house, by maintaining power. But that power was not solely hers, it was of course, in Aquarian style shared. Elizabeth was no dictator, she presided and encouraged her country to begin an era of cultural experimentation, of scientific advancement and rewarded her subjects for their ultimate voyages of discovery. Elizabeth was also known as the “Virgin Queen,” she did not marry and was a Virgo Sun, Virgo is the sign of duty and this fits with her sacrificing her love life for her country. But the 1st house is the house which is most associated with a person, which makes someone who they are more than any other planetary placement. Scorpio is on the tenth house cusp, and therefore Pluto disposits that highest honour and esteem into the first through Pluto in Aquarius.

Aquarius is a sign which is often alone, yet wants, society. So it is befitting that Elizabeth patronised the likes of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, Francis Drake, Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Humphrey Gilbert. She rewarded people who were cultural creators, poets, play writers, adventurers, pirates, explorers and colonisers of “new worlds.” These people were all doing something to expand the English National consciousness, they were contributing to the construction of a society, which was not totally reliant on singular religious codes, but dialogic, offering rebellion, change, intellectual freedom, freedom to roam, while still maintaining itself as a power to which all paid respect.

Simon Bolivar, was accredited with being one of the leaders of the liberation of South America from the yoke of Spanish Empire. This man was a Freemason, and a leader of armies. He was a fighter and he had Pluto placed in natal 11th house in Aquarius, with Scorpio ruling the eighth. He was instrumental in the transferral of collective resources from an empire, to independence. Something that he does have in common with Elizabeth and it is just a curiosity is that he was a widower who’s wife died early on, and who never remarried. In essence he was alone for most of his life. Even with the Sun in Leo in the 5th house and with Neptune in Libra in the 7th.

Pluto in Aquarius is about changing a system, and a society. People who have this placement are motivated by seeing themselves outside, or above the current system and are inclined to alter it, in order to change human social interactions, not just locally but on a national and international scale.





Venus Signs

24 09 2008

Venus Gemini

This is the sign that isn’t satisfied with one of anything. Natives with this placement should read poetry about love, read novels with depth right the way through… to the end. They are capable of sticking through to the end, so long as it involves constant mental stimulation, variety and change. Bob Dylan has this placement, his singing voice as shown by Venus was never a “fine singing voice,” more like a gritty and smoky shout, but his lyrics are lengthy, it was after all the words that mattered more than anything. Even more than the meaning behind them…?

Venus Gemini is a fun loving fun-lover.

Venus Aries

Such intense feeling but for such a short period of time. What happened? Did you get bored so quickly of my love? Love is meant to be lasting. This placement is about being independent and strong, also indicates a love of self, which is in direct conflict with the idea of loving someone else.

Aries Venus is active, outgoing and pursues other people. It is also the placement which may be selfish in love. This is the reason this planet is placed in detriment in this sign. However, the independence of this place and simple strength of Aries makes anyone with this placement attractive in themselves and charismatic as leaders and role models. This is a classic “pin-up” film star placing. Marilyin Monroe, Pierce Brosnan, George Clooney, Albert Einstein, Jennifer Aniston, Jack Nicholson, Cristiano Ronaldo are all examples of the individual personality with much Aries charisma.

Venus Taurus

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If it creates something, of real value to people then it’s worth doing. This placement is about finding the value in things, and working out if the product will be of benefit, will make life more secure, pleasant and essentially easy and happier for people. These people are motivated by values.

Musicians and Painters: Ella Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald had the most luscious voice and warmth, coming from her personality. Richard Wagner… Created some music of real value, lasting music of deep passion and emotion. Eric Clapton, has written many love songs and been one of the most solid long lasting musicians of the Rock era. Salvador Dali’s paintings question what reality is, what we value in life. Paul McCartney, Ron Wood, Franz Joseph Haydn. William Joseph Turner the painter.

Politicians and Philosophers: Karl Marx: determined the value system and paradigm of material value changing the face of the world’s politics. Adolph Hitler: Was searching for values for the German Nation. Michael Moore: Questions the values of modern American politics. Princess Diana, and her son Prince William.

Venus Virgo

I wasn’t good enough for you the moment you set eyes on me. I was interesting, i was odd to you but that translated into attraction for you, which was never really attraction, it was more of an interest, and then I said things which were peculiarly formed which provoked thoughts in your head, which translated into a funny feeling, which allowed you to speak, which made you feel like you were listened to, and that feeling came close, it came very close but it never came close enough to let you let your guard down because it was never the right time, because it just wasn’t perfect, because I made you nervous, which translated itself into a feeling but you weren’t sure which feeling, but when you finally worked it out it was too late.

You were so sweet with your words, you always considered and thought about me and I knew you were thinking and considering me, but I wasn’t sure about what you wanted because you always kept pulling away, and I eventually gave up, but I still feel grateful for your kindness and gentleness.

Venus Capricorn

She builds our love up in her head like a castle. She builds it up on block and on stone, she creates it in solid form. She builds up our love somehow with persistent and painstaking determination. She is grounded and happy, she is so slow, but so sure, and yet I admire the fact that she doesn’t give up… the fact that she makes me feel wanted even though I give her reason to think I don’t want her. But there she is again, cautiously working her way up, working me up into feeling something for her. She earns my respect for being so persistent and unflinching, and respect is needed in love…

Venus Libra

Venus placed in Libra in the natal chart.

This is the essentially dignified place for Venus. It is akin to having power through weakness, in the sense that it is the opposing force to Aries Mars. Venus represents the female form; if Mars is the warrior archetype, the masculine, male energy, then Venus is the female counterpart, this is the damsel, the girl, the bride. And just as the ideal of Mars is strongest in Aries, as a warrior, or soldier, so the ideal of Venus in Libra is strongest as the opposite side of the spectrum, that of harmony instead of war, and that of alliance and peace. Libra Venus is well represented as a beautiful princess, daughter, or bride; it is said that in times past, women did not have choice in such matters, and that their fates were decided by others. Perhaps this is still true for those with Venus Libra often ask others to decide for them, only wanting to please. But in pleasing, they also often get what they want anyway because the nature of this placing is so fortunate that either option is fortunate to them; and it is probably where the indecision arises from in the first place.

A person with this aspect is pathetic in love. This person is stupid, and will actually believe “words of love” whether they are spoken to him or whether he speaks them to someone else, who is left wondering what this person really wants. What they really want is to live the fantasy of love, actually they only feel alive if they feel loved, and sometimes can only feel turned on if that emotion is fulfilled. Strange, because Venus is actually in an Air sign and as such does possess intelligence here. The most important thing for this person, is said to be harmony, but this is essentially not true. The most important thing to Venus in Libra is honest beauty.

As Keats said:

“Truth is beauty, and beauty is truth, and that is all you need to know.”

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Venus Pisces

I have loved you in past lives, or you have loved me in past lives. I am not good for you, but I hope that you will still love me. I am not good, i am lacking and lost, I am lonely and I am helpless in this world, I look to you to sooth my pain away, and your smiling happy-go-lucky, and all-loving self saves me from certain doom.

~Yes I have known you before, before I knew that I loved you, I knew you. I didn’t know that you were there, that you existed even, and I am so sorry that I never heard or saw what you felt for me, and I am sorry that you suffered for such a long time, without me knowing. I am glad that i know about you now, and I hope you’ll not let me pass you by again, and I hope that you will not forget the promise that you made to me. Stay true to me, have faith in me, have belief, and I will sacrifice everything for you.

Venus Scorpio

She loved me, so she picked on me.

She loved me so she hurt me.

She loved me so she spread vicious rumours about me.

She loved me so she went with someone who she hates.

Venus Cancer

Venus placed in Cancer is completely defensive about love. Venus takes her queue from her mother or father, she will look either for someone who will protect her, or for someone who she might play mother with. Venus in Cancer are very sensitive and will take things to heart easily. This is a highly emotionally reactive place for Venus, who’s moods are extremely changeable.

Cancer Venus should shower all of their affection on family members, and should make their home a beautiful and comforting place to live in order to find happiness and love.

Venus Leo

You possess personality. When you step into a room, you have an effect. You are amazing. You like to think of yourself as a film star. Certainly Venus in Leo loves themselves, but is able to give love also in a very warm and affectionate way. This placing is one of the most socially popular combinations.

Venus Sagittarius

To find love and happiness, go exotic. Venus Sagittarius loves to be far far away, and loves the idea of of meeting someone on a train, plane or ship. This person is faithful, due to the nature of Sagittarius, and generous and honest too. Venus in Sagittarius is always searching for love which is often from beyond the city walls. In order to find happiness they need an intelligent travelling companion who is as excited by the thought of going some place new as they are.

Venus Aquarius

This kind of Venus likes to have intellectual equality. They are more like a Venus Gemini in this respect, so friendship and shared interests are important. To find love and happiness Venus Aquarius should not follow convention, should look for someone that is extremely clever or extremely different. Venus Aquarius is one of the most detached types of Venus and will not mind it if they are away from their love for weeks at a time. They simply love freedom and tolerate the fact that you like freedom too, and they love you for that fact, because its something you have in common.

Venus in Aquarius has a sparkle in her eyes. She´s actually under the rulership of Saturn while in Aquarius, but it´s not the mean Capricorn Saturn, rather the intellectual Saturn. It means she has to have experience and knowledge in order to find love. It seems counter-intuitive that love can only come through knowledge, but it´s also true that Venus has rulership in an intellectual air sign, where Saturn has his exaltation.

Very, very beautiful: Paris Hilton.