Sunday, 31 October 2010

Saturn in Libra Relationships and Oppositions in the current sky

Saturn In Libra in the current sky brings us lessons in relationships and/or oppositions. Self and other. Although truly we inhabit just one vehicle called the self, when we open our eyes we see the other. What we see and how we see it is often coloured by our own sense of self... the other is often a mirror of our own image. Yet not exactly.

In Jungian psychology it is said that everything we experience is a projection of our own inner reality. I personally believe that is partly true. It makes sense that our personal bias colours how we perceive others. Put on rose coloured glasses and everything looks rosy. In Astrology, we can look at how our planets (in our birth chart) are interacting with the other persons. It is quite remarkable how much that describes our interactions.

For example, I once knew someone that, no mater what, always seemed to trump me. He always had a better answer, smarted response, bigger insight etc. I felt dwarfed by him and no matter how I tried it just was the way it was. I was just getting into Astrology at that time and someone gave me a book on Synestry : the relationship of  two people's charts/planets. I looked up his and my charts and discovered that his Jupiter was opposite my Sun. Jupiter is the largest planet, and is all about expansiveness/bigness.  It can be a know-it-all and a bit overbearing. His Jupiter was thus overshadowing my own sense of self (Sun). I found the description so accurate I had to laugh, and after that I stopped trying to big myself up around him...I let him be right as much as he wanted and it actually became quite humourous.

A few years later I met a woman with  the same need to always be right or be better etc. I again felt a sense of having to shrink back from her overbearing energy. It felt familiar, and remembering the last time,  I looked up our charts.  Lo and behold...there was the same configuration: her Jupiter opposite my Sun.

Since that time, I have used synestry charts again and again to make sense of various experiences with others, or, as an astrologer,  to help people in relationships understand the dynamics between them. Its a fascinating tool to help step back from our reactions and see that its all just energy interacting.  Having a relationship chart done is a really good idea at some point in your partnership...  of whatever kind. Perhaps not at the beginning...I wouldn't think its a good idea to go in with too many preconceptions. But once patterns start to emerge, a good look at your interactive charts can help immeasurably.


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Venus Retrograde: going over it all one more time

The  Moon is now in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus...the ruling planet of Taurus. The opposite sign to Taurus (and thus the 7th house of relationships ) Venus is in Scorpio right now and going backward. This puts emphasis on going over past issues re our I said last blog. Venus, being the planet of love, is a powerful archetype in all our lives. Who doesn't want love?

With this Scorpio retrograde, Venus may bring us down into the depths to explore old issues and go over past trespasses. It may also bring us into contact with the sacred sexuality that Venus in Scorpio can lead to. In his last newsletter Eric Franic(see sidebar) has written a brilliant article on  this subject. He brings in the astroid Vesta...which has just moved into Scorpio as well. The Vestal Virgins (Vesta) were sacred prostitues that had a prominent placement in ancient Rome,and their devotion and care of the sacred fire was at the heart of Roman life.  Francis says that when they were suppressed the fall of Rome followed shortly after.

The message: sexuality is powerful and sacred and not to be messed with.

This next week or two is a good time to  go inward and seek contact with your own inner it sexual or celibate...(as the name virgin implies). We often  leap into sexual things too quickly and now may be the time to stand back and witness our own self before we connect to another. The Mars Venus conjunction in Scopio made slowing down  highly unlikely  in the past few weeks, (yikes) ,  but now we have a chance to take some time to explore our inner selves and let scared healing happen. The planets are with us in this journey. Let Venus (love) come into your dreams and awaken your heart.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Full Moon is in Aries.

 Its so close to the cusp I thought it was Taurus. Interesting. Puts more focus on Mars(aggression, assertion, sexuality)

Same as I already said re sexual issues with a little more umph. Asking for what you want? getting what you want? Surrendering when you don't get what you want?Publish Post

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Full Moon coming up in Taurus.

This Full Moon in Taurus will accentuate the Scorpio energies I suspect we have all been feeling. I was going to write about relationships...and I so much energy right now is bringing up relationship issues. How we relate to others, and particularly in the sexual arena (ruled by Scorpio) will be in the fore this next week. Unfortunately,  I am very have been sidetracked by some personal stuff. ...probably due to this intense Scorpio energy (conjunct my Ascendant...)

Relationships have been accented for a while now, with all the Libra energy floating about recently (Saturn in Libra etc) , and then with Mars and Venus conjunct in Scorpio things  really hotted up. The Full moon is in Taurus and the Sun in Scorpio  is joined by Mercury and Venus. The Venus retrograde will bring up old issues...and Mercury's presence may trigger some necessary conversations to deal with the issues brought up by Venus going retrograde. Retrograde planets encourage us to go back over things one more time....and are more inwardly oriented; and Venus is all about LOVE and relating to others. Scorpio is about power, control,survival and about sexual love.

Sexual healing may be on the agenda...and  the ongoing T-square between PLuto and Saturn and Jupiter/Uranus...continues to mean everything is pressurized and ultimately transformative. My own personal issues are way on the surface at the moment and my body is reflecting old wounds that are coming up for healing. With my Scorpio Ascendant (our physical body, and how we go into the world) being hit hard by all these planets, its not been easy, yet I am actually glad things are coming up for healing and transformation. (The antibiotics help as well....)

So whether the review that Venus instigates is of a sexual nature with a partner, or a more personal inner journey, there are potent forces working with us to help us move through sexual issues and come through into the light.

Positive angles between the T-square planets and the Sun/Moon opposition provides extra impetus to deal with old 'shit' that may be coming up, and will help us get real with ourselves and others. Jupiter/Uranus open us to inspiration and bring positive healing energy to whatever we are facing.

So.... go slow and steady through yet another day/week/month of growth and transformation and remember 'you are the love you are looking for'.


Friday, 8 October 2010



Thursday, 7 October 2010

Sexy New Moon


Today is a New moon in Libra. This is hitting the infamous cardinal T-Square,  meaning the Moon (and Sun) are hitting Saturn and square Pluto in Capricorn, and opposite Uranus and Jupiter in end of Pisces/Aries cusp. The tension continues….with a special emphasis on Libra and the planets there-in.

A New Moon sets the tone for the coming month. That is why it is said if you make a wish at this time it has a greater chance of coming true. This Moon says set your intention for your relationships.

The symbol for Libra is a set of scales. Librans are all about balance and harmony. A need for balance implies two of something. Polarity. Libra is all about relationships. With the New Moon hitting Sun, Mercury, and Saturn in Libra, relationships will be up for examination. And discussion.  And learning.

Libra’s ruler is Venus, the planet of love and relating. Venus is now in Scorpio snuggled up to Mars… which is our yang sexual energy.  Some very sexy energy going on here! Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and Mars; everyone knows Scorpios are sex crazy. And with all this focus on relationships and sex , the atmosphere is definitely heating up.

If you have relationship issues, or would like to have relationship issues, this is a good time to get your dibs in. Venus is going retrograde tomorrow (Oct 8) and Mercury is exactly conjunct Saturn. Retrogrades mean going over unfinished business re the planet concerned, and with Mars and Venus conjunct in Scorpio …. its likely we may be revisiting some old familiar scenarios and situations.

Now that could be rather fun, or not. The Saturn influence could mean there are some challenging issues to be dealt with. In connection to Mercury, watch what you say. Or don’t say. The seriousness and intensity here that could provoke confrontations and/or force a rehashing old business.

Don’t dismay….help is on the way. Jupiter and Uranus together (opposite the New Moon) bring  fresh perspective and inspiration…surprises are highly likely.

As retrogrades are more inward facing, its also a good time to do some work on self love.  (you can take that on any level it strikes you: mental, emotional, physical spiritual....)

We all are mirrors for each other…and what we see reflected in the other are often our own inner issues. So with Venus retrograde in Scorpio , and conjunct Mars, be prepared for your sexuality to be challenged, exposed, explored, enjoyed.

And remember: As within, so without.

( Tomorrow …in keeping with these themes…. I will start an examination of the Astrology of Relatonships.  Stay tuned…)