Capricorn stellium

The January 2020 New Moon in Aquarius brings wonder and awakening

Fibonacci, by Mynzah Osiris

After a month or so of earthy Capricorn energy, including the Saturn and Pluto conjunction (read more about that here) the pressure is beginning to release.  Earth energy is wonderful for building and planning, for maintaining a practical view of life.  But if there is too much earth and not enough air, which is what we have experienced recently, we begin to lack objectivity and find ourselves rooted with no sense of real purpose.  The air element adds objectivity and reason, along with the inspiration of ideas and philosophies.

Aquarius is an air sign, but its traditional ruler is Saturn, an earthy planet.  In modern times we associate Uranus, planet of eccentricity and radical behavior, as the ruler of Aquarius and many astrologers tend to discount Saturn’s role which is obviously still quite important.  The innovation and new ideas that Uranus brings into the Aquarius archetype are offset by the Saturnian tendency towards control and structure. Think about the merkaba, an esoteric symbol in which the structure of the tetrahedrons brings the student into a mystic state of ascension into angelic (multidimensional) realms.  The air element of Aquarius brings a detachment and vision of justice, while the earth element of Saturn’s rulership helps us to stay grounded and continue to build structures which will facilitate the healing of ourselves and of the world.

This Aquarius New Moon, therefore, retains some of the foundational structure of the Saturn/Capricorn period of the past couple of months while opening up a portal into a fresh new awareness.  This New Moon forms a challenging square aspect (90 degrees) to Uranus, its modern […]

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By |2020-01-24T13:00:05-05:00January 24th, 2020|Moon|0 Comments

Planetary news this week! A blast of liberation and an eclipse

This week is packed with planetary juju leading up to the eclipse.  A harmonious sextile from Mars to Saturn and Pluto is just behind us but the energies of calm and powerful strength still linger to offer a strong foundation from which we can create.  With the Sun having moved into Capricorn at the Solstice, we now have a stellium of four planets in grounded Capricorn and most of the planets bundled together forming a powerful concentration and focus between Scorpio and Aquarius.

Stelliums and bundles are typically more powerful than a scattered assortment of planets, each of which has a different purpose and concern.  It can be easy to limit our scope and perspective, and therefore difficult to open our minds to new possibilities.  Fortunately, the eclipse at the New Moon on December 25/26 (depending on your location) bursts open a sense of unlimited potential with a conjunction to expansive Jupiter and a trine to innovative Uranus.  Under this influence we can shake off our old ideas about our lives and our limitations, and find ourselves faced with new opportunities which previously we may not have even considered.

As the Sun and Jupiter move closer to the South Node of Fate, any lingering old patterns from the past are likely to be illuminated.  During the eclipse window, between December 22 and December 30 when the exact alignment between the Sun and the South Node occurs, these old patterns and behaviors are likely to be unmasked.  This sounds scary but it’s actually a good thing – when the devils that plague us are unmasked we can more easily let them go.  During the eclipse window, Mercury (mind and communication) will move into Capricorn and further intensify that grounded practicality […]

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By |2019-12-23T08:23:53-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Ceres in Capricorn – practical ways to save the planet, and ourselves

Art by Jessica Galbraith

(A portion of this post comes from this much longer article if you’d like to read more.) . Ceres was first discovered in 1801 and immediately classified as a planet.  When Neptune was discovered in 1846, it was much larger than the other asteroids and was therefore retained as a planet and the others were demoted to the asteroid belt along with thousands more asteroids that were discovered over the next 200 years.   In 2006 when Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet, sending astrologers everywhere to quake in their boots for fear of Pluto’s retribution (just joking, friends!), Ceres was reclassified by the Astronomical Union as a dwarf planet along with Pluto.  However, NASA still classifies Ceres as an asteroid.

In any event, Ceres emergence as a dwarf planet coincided with the Kyoto agreement on climate change and the second hottest year on record.  Al Gore produced the film “An Inconvenient Truth” which arguably began the politicization of the climate debate.  You may remember from your mythology that Ceres is the Roman name for Demeter, the Goddess of the Grain. Demeter is an archetype for Mother Earth – unlike Gaia, a rather formless deity representing the Earth and likely was associated with pre-Olympian matriarchal religions, Demeter and then Ceres were human figures.  Ceres is a mother goddess, representing the sustenance of the Earth to feed humanity, as well as the cycles of life and fertility as well as deprivation symbolized by the loss of her daughter to the Underworld which resulted in starvation.

As I work with Ceres more in personal readings, it is becoming more clear to me that Ceres acts as a higher octave […]

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By |2019-11-15T07:09:30-05:00November 15th, 2019|Planetary cycles|1 Comment

How the next recession will happen: An astrological view

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Economists struggle to understand the ebb and flow of markets and attempt to find reasons why a market will expand and contract.  Astrologers have better tools.  They’re not perfect enough to depend on for day to day trading – there are too many variables.  One’s own planetary cycles, the peculiarities of each individual company, the global atmosphere and how each individual nation is affected by planetary cycles.  But what we can do is observe the larger planetary cycles to predict a general atmosphere of expansion and then contraction.

While Pluto was in Sagittarius the housing and financial markets expanded beyond recognition.  The size of an average home went from 1800 to 2600 square feet, with a price to match.  The stock markets in the US and elsewhere soared.  Although Alan Greenspan (and I) warned of “irrational exuberance” – Greenspan because of a conservative view of economics, me because of Pluto in Sag – there was a feeling, fueled by the optimism of Sagittarius, that the economies of the world could continue to expand indefinitely.  But the image shown here demonstrates the movement of markets according to the ebb and flow of optimism and pessimism, and this can be seen in observable astrological cycles.

Pluto moved into contracting Capricorn back in 2008 and we all know what happened next.  Everyone was shocked but astrologers – we were ready.  And we are sounding the warning again.  As I said back in January in my talk on the Astrology of 2019, expansive Jupiter has been in its own sign of Sagittarius all year which has kept consumer confidence, and the confidence of economists, artificially inflated.  Between May and July Saturn (restriction) and Pluto (destruction and regeneration) nearly collided, both […]

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By |2019-10-13T11:31:00-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Money and markets|1 Comment

Who is Alexandria Ocasio Cortez? The astrological profile

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This was originally posted in January 2019 but has been updated to reflect the availability of her birth time.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was recently elected to the US House of Representatives from the 14th District of New York – the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress.  Not only that, she is in the middle of her first Saturn Return.

The Saturn Return happens to each of us every 28-30 years when Saturn, traveling through its orbit around the Sun, returns to the degree of the sign that it holds in our natal astrological chart.  Because Saturn represents the virtues of hard work and achievement as well as the distress of tests and challenges, the Saturn Return is an important time and one in which we are often tested with experiences that may feel outside of our control.  But the Saturn Return can also be a time of great achievement and growth.  This is the period during which we realize that we have to grow up and start adulting, and this process is more comfortable for some than for others.  Some individuals find this too difficult, flaming out in their careers and shifting to another path, while some begin to achieve success during this time.

Recently I wrote about this crop of Saturn Return people who were born during the early 1990s when Uranus, Saturn and Neptune were all conjunct in Capricorn.  Here is an important takeaway from that article:

These periods can be very difficult, but for Saturn/Capricorn people they have the potential to be life changing in highly beneficial ways.  Many of the Capricorn stellium people, with the dreamy genius of Uranus/Neptune in their charts, have had difficulty coming to terms with the duality in their personalities between the creative inspiration of […]

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