A look ahead to April’s Jupiter/Neptune conjunction

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Being an astrologer is a bit like being a meteorologist. You can observe the trends, but you can’t predict the details, at least not with reliable accuracy.

The past few years have been interesting to say the least.  We had the conjunction of Saturn (hardship) and Pluto (death and regeneration) in 2020, which astrologers warned could bring financial and other hardships. With Neptune in Pisces, sign of its modern rulership and associated with viruses, there was an indication of a mysterious illness. But the kind of pandemic of the wide-ranging proportions which we have experienced came as a surprise to all but the most tuned-in virologists.

In 2021 we had the challenging square from Saturn to Uranus, planet of radical change and liberation. Civil unrest, rebellion against Covid control measures…all of this was relatively predictable.

In 2022 we have a conjunction from Jupiter to Neptune on April 12.  Conjunctions from Jupiter to Neptune occur about every twelve years, but what makes this one relatively unique is that Jupiter and Neptune are connected through their co-rulership of Pisces. Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces (with Neptune being the modern ruler), and Jupiter and Neptune share an expansive view of the world, and a desire to bring true meaning into our lives.  However, Jupiter’s focus is more on the expansion of the Self through a pursuit of meaning and Truth where the Neptunian desire to submerge the Self requires an annihilation of individuality for the sake of Universal consciousness and creative inspiration.  It is here where trouble can sometimes occur.

Pisces is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions, tied by a cord. The cord is the only thing keeping the fish from separating entirely […]

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By |2022-03-25T11:28:16-04:00March 25th, 2022|Planetary cycles|6 Comments

Monday astro update for the week of September 28, 2020 including the Aries Full Moon

Here’s your regular weekly update, complete with a bit more about the Aries Full Moon (but be sure to check out my complete post on this lunation which I feel will be important in helping us integrate the planetary intensity of the moment).  We also have both Saturn and Pluto turning direct for more big energy shifts, and Venus moving from Leo into Virgo.  I’ll also be weaving in the details of lunar influences so that you can put the whole picture together for your planning.  Transcription is below, but as I always I encourage you to watch the video to get the more complete picture as I feel that a lot is lost in the translation!  Have a great week everyone.

 

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Transcript

Hey everybody, welcome back to my channel. If you’re new here, my name is Lynn Hayes. And every week I give you all the astrological information that you need to have a great week. In today’s video, we’re going to be talking about the Aries Full Moon, Saturn and Pluto changing direction. And we’re going to be talking about Venus moving from Leo into Virgo. So without further ado, let’s get started.

This video is covering the period between September 28 and October 5, and on September 29 Saturn is going to be turning direct. So just to recap, if you’ve been watching these videos you’ll know that we’ve had a lot of retrograde planets all through the summer, and now the number of retrogrades is beginning to diminish. So with Saturn, which has been retrograde all summer, turning direct, meaning it will […]

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By |2020-09-28T07:36:43-04:00September 28th, 2020|Planetary news this week|4 Comments

Musings on the Coronavirus

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Over the years I have studied a great deal of correlations between historical events and the associated planetary configurations.  Often there are clear connections that are easily described.  The conjunction of Uranus (radical change) to Pluto (destruction and regeneration) in the mid to late 1960s is one example – it’s easy to see how this planetary combination correlated with the dramatic social upheavals during that decade.  Same thing with the square aspect between Uranus and Pluto between 2010 and 2017.

To prepare for this article I wanted to see what other astrologers said about the Coronavirus.  Several astrologers say “this is definitely the result of Uranus in Taurus,” creating sudden changes (Uranus) in the stability of our world (Taurus).  One says “it’s the lunar nodes shifting into Gemini/Sagittarius” (by the way, this doesn’t happen until May 2020).  One says it’s because Mars was in Scorpio when the first case was announced, and Mars rules death in traditional astrology and is in its domicile where it is most powerful.  Frankly, none of these explanations really make sense to me.

For the past year I and many other astrologers have been predicting some sort of crisis to occur when Saturn and Pluto collided in January.  Neptune has been in its own sign of Pisces since 2012, where it is associated with flooding, addiction, conspiracy theories, and mysterious illnesses with no apparent cause or cure.  We are certainly seeing this with the Coronavirus.  Where did it originate? How is it transmitted? There is no known answer to these questions – all very Neptunian.  At the same time, Saturn and Pluto converged in mid-January of this year, on the exact date that the first death from the mysterious new virus was announced (the illness began to appear in Wuhan in December […]

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By |2020-03-14T08:31:52-04:00February 27th, 2020|Featured posts, Health & Healing, Planetary cycles|23 Comments

Planetary news this week: The pressure releases

For me, the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn has felt like a vise of intense energy, putting on the squeeze until I finally let go.  For others, there have been life difficulties and changes such as Meghan Markle, whose chart is personally affected by the eclipse and the conjunction falling right on her ascendant, the need for change has been extreme.

As I have written before, events that occur during a conjunction of Saturn and Pluto usually leave a lasting effect and we may not know what that effect is until much later.  This conjunction has been particularly intense because of last week’s eclipse, and on Monday January 13th the Sun and Ceres line up exactly with Saturn and Pluto.  The presence of Ceres, the goddess of the nourishment of the Earth, suggests that our relationship to the Earth, including issues of population and climate change, is a critical piece of this Saturn/Pluto drama.  The intensity of the pressure of Saturn and Pluto will begin to fade, but the difficult questions and hard choices are likely to linger for at least another week or two.

The presence of the new planet Eris is likely to be significant too.  Eris represents discord – like the golden apple which started the Trojan War, Eris seems to represent the small events which create lasting chaos and transformation.  Eris is currently within a degree from an exact square to Saturn and Pluto, and as the Sun, Mercury and Ceres move through the degrees of that exact square to Eris these planets “translate” the alignment between Eris, Saturn and Pluto.  Continued chaos is likely, and on January 16th the square between Saturn and Eris […]

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By |2020-01-13T08:29:20-05:00January 13th, 2020|Planetary news this week|4 Comments

Sunday inspiration for difficult times under Saturn and Pluto

Today’s post comes on the day when Saturn and Pluto make their exact alignment in the sky.  So far it’s not as bad as I feared – the financial markets haven’t collapsed and it looks like war in the Middle East has been averted, for the time being.  Yes, the Monarchy in Britain is about to break apart along with Brexit, and many of my friends, clients and colleagues are experiencing difficulties in their lives, but somehow the world keeps turning.

Ronnie Grisham, editor of Dell Horoscope magazine which just ceased publication, posted this on Facebook and I wanted to share it with you today.


If you also feel as if a big chapter in your life has closed, know you’re not alone. We’re in this together, along with millions of others who have lost their footholds on old systems and structures they used to be able to count on as we negotiate the threshold of a stark new era.

This path is not for the faint of heart. If you haven’t collapsed, people around you have. The battlefield is strewn with fallen comrades, broken regimes, and deconstructed institutions. But there’s no turning back now. There’s nothing to turn back to. The gateway is here. This is sacred territory. We are doulas to our own deaths and midwives to our new selves; to our awakening. Gone are safety nets, floorboards under our feet, blindfolds to reality; fears surface, shadows are revealed, restrictions become unbearable—this is the breakout/breakthrough moment!

But real life is hard as the king planets Saturn and Pluto meet in super-conjunction under a Cancer Eclipse and trickster Uranus’ shockwave station. In these dark times there’s an inclination to lean into the world’s troubles, to crash against […]

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By |2020-01-12T09:12:44-05:00January 12th, 2020|Inspiration|8 Comments
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