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.

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Saturn in Sagittarius

7 01 2009

Saturn has terms at 19 to 25 degrees and face between 20 and 30 degrees of the Tropical sign of Sagittarius, with the other 19 degrees being peregrine. The elemental nature of Sagittarius is hot and humid, it is a fiery and moveable sign, while the humour of Saturn is that of melancholic.

One of the most noble Sagittarian Saturns was Mahatma Gandhi. This is the Saturn whose struggle to power and to Independence, the achievement of the Saturnine goal was made through the use of every benefit available and every gift from Jupiter, namely: non-violence based on religious and spiritual conviction, legal and political publishing and media coverage of his campaign and political fasting. His aims and ambitions were eventually successful because he listened to Jupiter, a Jupiter that does not hurt anyone, being a benific, a Jupiter that is completely generous, but one that is loud and gets his message across to touch and win people over from their hearts.

Like Pisces, Sagittarius Saturn is under the guidance of the greater benific Jupiter. And although on the surface the two planets seem like chalk and cheese, appear to be of opposite natures, that of expansion and contraction, that of enthusiasm and apathy, this is a misleading notion. For in the myth it was Jupiter (Zeus) who opposed his father Saturn (Cronus) in order to take over and govern the heavens. These deities are both in one sense associated with authority, with being the highest and most dignified of rulers. And so it should be noted that the Winter Solstice point occurs at zero Capricorn while the Midheaven (highest point) in an Equal House system is between the associated houses of these two planets, both of Jupiter and Saturn. In one sense Sagittarius represents the Ascent, or movement in an upwards direction, while Saturn on the other hand is the planet of being in that high place already and staying there. The idea is that this Saturn is propelled upwards and given luck in order to achieve his aims. And while this may be true, the reality is that this Saturn is peregrine, meaning he is not in his own land and is on the move, the most apt description for Sagittarius.

Saturn, while in Sagittarius is often asked to build solid foundations while on the move, while in a foreign land. This is easier said than done. Saturn requires respect, traditions, and a solid idea of who he is and what he does in relation to the community. As an immigrant gaining respect from the local people and either having or keeping traditional values, while adapting to those around him is not a natural thing to do for this planet and it feels alien quite often.

Sagittarius Jupiter also gives Saturn an upbringing and background with strong moral belief and strong tendencies towards belief systems, that Saturn as a realist and a melancholy soul is quite at odds with. The result is often that he will reject this idea, and like Pisces become a committed Atheist. However, this does not change the essence or attitude of Sagittarius Saturn, for he is likely to “preach” whether Atheist, or Believer, just the same. But there are many ways for Sagittarius Saturn to act and to behave, his undignified state is that of one who forces his point of view onto others, whether he is  forcing Liberalism and Freedom, or whether he is forcing deep conviction it amounts to the same.

When Saturn is essentially dignified in Sagittarius, his ideas and vision are given without prejudice. He adapts to other cultures and gives his all to them while integrating his own culture into it. Being once again in a fire sign, and similar to the debilities of Leo and Aries, Saturn is asked by Jupiter to find his higher self, his spiritual self, which is easier than in those other fire signs. Saturn is asked to show enthusiasm and to learn and travel, he is asked to have Faith, and vision.

One great Sagittarius Saturn was Che Guevara the revolutionary. His story is about travelling and learning about people directly, about his continent´s suffering and lack of opportunities and then standing up for them using a committed set of beliefs, that of Marxism, in order to bring hope and change. Now of course, his dreams of revolution bringing hope and “raising” people were fulfilled in Cuba, but not in the rest of South America. The eternal truth of the phrase “travel light” is denied with Saturn, who travels with everything he has, and travels seriously, making his life and his home, the road.

When dignified, Sagittarius Saturn develops tolerance, and a healthy happy attitude towards life, a faith in the future and avoids thinking negative thoughts, the game of Saturn in this sign is to have positivity, to have joy and spontaneity. Saturn will never gain happiness here by sitting still, through responsibility or professionalism, his needs will only be met if he does what´s asked of him by Jupiter.

Some People with Sagittarius Saturn: Mahatma Gandhi Andy Warhol, Edgar Allan Po, Che, Dvorak, Ernest Hemingway, Frederic Chopin, Gabriel Garcia Marquez





Mars Signs

27 09 2008

Mars Leo

Mars in tropical Leo is peregrine for the first 20 degrees of this sign. Between 25 and 30 degrees Mars has terms, and between 20 and 30 degrees of tropical Leo Mars has face. These are small dignities which allow Mars some degree of essential dignity. The first twenty degrees of this sign being peregrine for Mars results in a Mars that has about the same dignity as Mars in Gemini.

Mars the warrior in Leo desires recognition for its bravery and victories, even though those victories are unlikely to be very great in themselves. In spite of this, the Sun confers heat onto Mars here and allows it the potential to be centre of attention and on central stage. An analogy might be of a Martian actor  playing a great king and being victorious on stage, on the stage his ego is satisfied, but off stage he reverts to his “normal” character, which is that of actor and not necessarily aggressive, assertive or victorious in real life. So in a sense he steals the spotlight, directing the heroic and brave deeds of the character onto himself.

The real essence of this position though is manifested through what might be termed as a fighter who is given by the Sun all of the fame and centre of attention, in the form of a King or Emperor at war. Mars is always a good fighter, but not always a good King. In Leo therefore Mars the King is not always a “just” King, but one who is prone to tyranny and tempestuousness. In Aries, the Sun is exalted, because Mars´s decisiveness and speed allows any King or hero to be victorious with speed and alacrity. Mars however, does not appreciate being in the spotlight all of the time, its actions under the beam of Leo become pre-meditated and always with the knowledge of having an audience, and while the performance might have been good, it might not be spontaneous or even authentic. Leo Mars is forced by, the Sun into donning all of the trappings and decorations of Nobility. But in reality Mars knows that all of this is fancy and not very meaningful.

Mars fights in the hot Sun in Leo. It is no surprise then that his judgement can become clouded by the excessive heat. When Kings take to the battlefield and lead the army instead of their generals they can make foolish mistakes based on desire for spectacular Victory. On the other hand when Mars has the dignity of fighting beside his King his pride and self esteem is brought right up and so the war is given a quality which is Noble and meaningful to him.

Some people with Leo Mars: Emperor Hirohito, George Clooney, Hillary Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Anthony Keidis, Donald Trump, Amy Winehouse, Max Robespierre, John McCain, Quentin Tarantino, Serena Williams, Neil Young, Jet Li, William Blake, W. B. Yeats, Boris Yeltsin, Phillipe II of France, Emperor Caligula

Mars Virgo

Mars in tropical Virgo has terms in the last 6 degrees of that sign and is peregrine in the rest, which is almost identical to the dignity of Mars in Sagittarius and Aquarius. Mars is in Mercury´s terrain in Virgo. The nature of Virgo is dry and cold, it is a changing sign, but nonetheless it is of the Earth triplicity. Virgo has rulership over physicians, nurses, clerks, employees, work and health as well as over horticulture and harvest.

When Mars is in Virgo he is out in the field. He is either out in the field cutting the wheat and bringing it in before separating it from the chaff, which takes a certain amount of skill and forethought in order not to waste time. Or he is out in the field curing patients, listening to their symptoms and working out just where and when to draw blood, to cut, to remove and to patch back up all in the name of service.

Mars has to be at war all the time, he must see something which is worth living for in the moment, and with Mercury telling him what to do in Earth he is all ready and willing to battle smart and clever against a stupid and slow enemy who he is happy to confuse through speed, though not so much cunning, because Virgo is a sign which inclines towards honesty, being Earth.

Mars in Virgo at war is equiped with mercury´s lightness and ease with words. This Mars is not interested in fighting the good fight like Aries Mars, in fact this position does not give Mars that much strength to fight a one on one mano a mano combat. Under Mercury´s leadership Mars makes the best of the field, he works out where the enemy is weak through intelligence and uses that knowledge in order to be victorious. This Mars is not heavily armoured. He must use knowledge to gain advantage, and like a warrior physician he will cut out the offending cancer, in order to gain victory, to defeat and capture the leader of the invador rather than fight and suffer heavy losses. Because of Virgo Mars´s lightness of foot and ease of movement, he is able to conquer rapidly and move on to defeat the next opponent equally as fast, all with the knowledge and rulership given to him by Mercury of books, libraries, maps and meadows.

Sexually. Mars in Virgo is not in essential debility, he does have terms here, and is neither detriment or fall. OK, this placement inclines towards being shy. If you are interested in a Mars Virgo you must put this person at ease before making any moves, they value honesty, being natural and acting in a natural way, so any actions, words or sexual language which does not seem spontaneous will make them nervous. And when Mars Virgo is nervous they are turned off. Mars Virgo is turned on and off like a light bulb. This is due mostly to the mercurial nature of Virgo, the sexual thoughts are compartmentalised and filed away in perfect order, so for Mars in Virgo there is a time and a place for everything, uncertainty can be a turn off, so make an appointment. Also Mars Virgo may sometimes think that they are sexually inadequate, physically not good enough, this is Virgo being critical, but it also means that they are capable of knowing everything that there is to know on the subject, whether or not they get the chance to put it into practice. They need to feel it in their mind first before translating it into a bodily sensation. The right words which are honest and thoughtful will help this person to feel confident and clear about what is desired of them. This person must know what the situation is, what it is that you want in very clear terms so that they feel there is no doubt, or confusion. Confusion makes Virgo Mars stressed an unhappy.

There are many examples of Mars Virgo being heroic, doing things which are warlike, brave and bold. This placement does not have to take its queue from anyone else, though at times it does like to check over what it’s doing just to make sure that the job is being done properly. “Is that OK?”…”did you like that?”… “I’m not sure I did it right, can you tell me what you’d like and be more specific?” These can be some of the questions that Mars Virgo will ask when called upon to do something, for someone else or even for themselves. They don’t think that they are good enough. Even when they are.

Mars Virgo is a fine placement considering that Mercury like Mars has special affinity with the mind and the brain. This placement can be found in people who are strategists, and who are successful at using words to attack and defeat their opponents. Jacques Chirac, George W. Bush, Lyndon B. Johnson, Barack Obama, Henry VIII and Napoleon Bonaparte are among politicians with this placement, and they are no push-overs.

The charisma of Mars Virgo is associated with these people’s movements, their bodily presence which is one of the significators of Virgo, and with Mars there it invigorates these people giving them a certain nervous energy which is charismatic and forceful on the one hand, but also endearing on the other, for it is still obvious that they only want to please and “be good enough.” Virgo Mars is lack of confidence of Virgo, mixed with confidence of Mars. Johnny Depp, Britney Spears, Princess Diana, Silvester Stalone, Charles Manson, Jeff Buckley, James Brown, John Bonham, David Schwimmer Matt Damon, Will Smith, Thom Yorke, Ernest Hemingway, Emily Bronte and believe it or not Wayne Rooney all have Mars Virgo.

Mars Libra

Mars in Libra is placed in his detriment. Libra amongst other things signifies beautiful surroundings, a woman’s bedroom, a decorated dinning hall or restaurant with violins playing in the background, and like Taurus it generally signifies women and girls. Mars signifies aggression and fighting. Put the two together in any number of combinations and you have behaviour which is not suitable, which is contradictory. You have a bar room brawl in the beautiful dinner hall, you have your ladies bedroom filled with “man things” power tools and dirty motorbike parts, you have the cherub like violinists at the wedding playing Iron Maiden instead of Vivaldi.

This is Detriment for Mars. If this combination appears in a Man’s chart women will be agressive with him, or he will simply have marital relations which are filled with argument and fighting. If this combination appears in a woman’s natal chart, she will likely be agressive in relationships, and the men that she will be attracted to will be weak in some way.

George Orwell possessed Mars in Libra in the 1st house. He was a writer, not exactly the macho type, sophisticated and intellectual, yet he did voluntarily go and fight in a war. The war was in the name of peace, Mars in Libra likes to fight for peace. For Orwell though his side lost, the Fascists won and totalitarianism took over. This Mars is a very unhappy Mars, because it craves peace and security, but finds none. Orwell’s books are filled with a foreboding violence, with actions and violence that disturbs peace, that destroys any sense of security.

Mars Scorpio

Mars possesses Rulership, triplicity by day and night, terms in the first 6 degrees, and face in the first 10 degrees, making it the strongest place for Mars in the entire Tropical Zodiac. Having notriplicity in Aries, Scorpio Mars can be said to be most dignified in Scorpio under its night time rulership.

The Nature and reputation of Mars in Scorpio is powerful and myths and legends have been borne out of this placement. There is no doubt that when Mars is found in his own domain his ability to win and fight is second to none. Having said this, Scorpio is Mars´s night timerulership which means that by preference this Mars fights by night, when the darkness and cold gives him the advantage.

Part of the advantage of Mars in Scorpio is the ray of Scorpio contains elements of Pluto traditional lord of the dead and the underworld. In this sense Mars is given a psychological advantage which is not necessarily physical strength, but an advantage of knowing exactly how to defeat and win against their enemies through, primarily fear. But this fear is not bluff, the fear that precedes this Mars is due to Mars´s incisive and brutal actions. Of course in Scorpio Mars is a dealer of death, however, this is its dignity and therefore the death that is dealt and given by this Mars is just and destined. Mars here in a sense serves up a karmic judgement that has been previously decided in Libra.

It is often necessary for Nature to kill and destroy in order to regenerate and renew itself. Scorpio Mars is given this task and is best at it. Often the energy of Scorpio is hidden, is dormant and appears to be soft, and nonthreatening, this is one of its advantages. In fact even the public image of Mars in Scorpio can be deceiving, because Scorpio is a sign which generally shuns the spotlight and shuns any artificiality. The result is that Mars in Scorpio is able to fight his battles in total privacy, sometimes without his enemy even being aware of anything until the final minute, due again to the night timerulership . But this is not to say that Mars is either underhand, scheming, or in any kind of dishonest or morally wrong place in his actions. Because of his dignity it is his duty to carry out such activities, to kill if necessary, to finish and to destroy that which is weak and has not purpose.

Death is necessary and the bottom line in any war situation. Mars in Scorpio is aware of this. Mars in Scorpio would rather live, because he is attached to life and is born with survival instinct. Mars at war here is at war in the dark, he is also at war in difficult terrain, which is both cold and wet, possibly even at sea, but more likely taking full use of the desert´s lack of water in order to let his enemies die of thirst while he fills up in little oasis of which only he knows the location. Of course Scorpio Mars´s toughness is often brought about through testing, Scorpio has a way of putting pressure on Mars here so that he is given difficult and sometimes catastrophic times of testing where it appears that he is totally wiped out. However this is part of the psychology of the sign in which Mars is well placed to be “reborn” and renewed with full veteran experience and that advantage once again of having been through disaster which his enemies have not.

Examples of Mars in Scorpio: Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, George Washington, JRR Tolkien

Mars Sagittarius

Mars has terms in the last 5 degrees of Sagittarius. He is peregrine in the rest of this hot moist sign. Although sharing the same elemental nature as Aries that of heat and moisture, both of these signs are actually not the most comfortable for Mars who rules bytriplicity the Water element and therefore is most dignified in Tropical Scorpio.

The Peregrination of Mars in the first 25 degrees of this sign is due in part because of Jupiter´s extreme desire for travel, Mars, in its strongest sign ofrulership Scorpio, is actually of a fixed nature and although a great starter and fighter requires staying power, like that of Capricorn the Cardinal Earth sign. In Jupiter´s domain Mars is so restless and moving with each and every spontaneous chance to travel, that anything he does see, create, conquer or achieve in this sign is done by chance, by luck and inspiration and he is not therefore able to sustain the achievement or keep hold of the conquest for very long.

Mars in Sagittarius is in a religious setting, he is fighting his battles on sacred ground. Mars is given the garb of a holy warrior, a priest, evangelical, and his mission in this respect is one in which his power and violence walks on unstable and difficult ground. Thecrusader of course goes off with huge enthusiasm to fight on behalf of God, to find some exotic spiritual realm and gain for himself forgiveness and a place in heaven for his actions. But on his crusade he finds that he in reality is simply killing and not really doing anything which leads to spiritual growth and so is destined to be disappointed with the entire holy war.

Having said this, the energy of Mars is given an expansive and extroverted quality which is often fortunate uunder the guidance of Jupiter. Adventures will always be action packed, filled with events, even though they may be violent events. Likewise this Mars may not actually fight physically, but may take a moral stance or ideology and use it in order to fight. This is the position of the Evangelist who goes out aggressively and aims to conquer and take more people into his moral framework simply by conversion and demonstrating strong conviction. After all the last 5 degrees of this sign are mild dignity for Mars who will have success and respect for actions and conviction in this area.

Traditionally Sagittarius fought using a bow and arrow and rode a horse. The Mongol Hordes as well as the Native American Nations were stronglySagittarian for there ability to race across entire continents in short weeks conquering and burning what they found in their wake. Naturally they were unable to keep hold of their conquests even though they may have been entirely undefeated what they left behind would have been forgotten and left to the elements in trueSagittarian fashion.





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.