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Saturn/Pluto conjunction in EACH HOUSE
The long-anticipated Saturn/Pluto conjunction at 22°Capricorn is exact on January 12, 2020, but its influence will remain at least for the whole year, and possibly define the decades to come. A brief study of past experiences with this synodic cycle reveals its transformative caliber of colossal proportions! Pluto/Saturn cycles create the narrative for history in the making. It has destroyed empires, reversed fortunes, redrawn world maps, shaken the earth, and brought in pandemics and plagues, to name some of the prominent challenges brought upon humanity.
let us examine how they may affect us more personally. How will the Saturn/Pluto conjunction, later to be joined by Jupiter, influence our charts by house placement?
Jupiter in Capricorn – Dec 2019 to Dec 2020
Jupiter begins its journey into Capricorn on December 2nd, the start of a seemingly tempestuous ride through the rugged terrain of Capricorn peaks and abysses. The reason this transit will be particularly dramatic is in anticipation for the meeting with karmic titans, Saturn and Pluto.
Asteroid HYGEIA – Health and Healing in the Chart
While significant bodies of knowledge about Medical Astrology are available, I would like to explore in this article the particular influence of the Asteroid Hygeia and her role in both “afflictions,” recovery, and in healers or doctors.
Neptune in Pisces (2011-2026):
Beyond Thought, Beyond Beliefs, Freedom from all Illusions
(Published in the Sept 2011 edition of The Mountain Astrologer)
In recent years, we have watched powerful new ingresses of slow moving planets as they entered new signs. Pluto first moved into Capricorn, and then Uranus and Jupiter moved hand in hand into Aries’ fire of creation simultaneously opposing Saturn as it emerged into Libra. In the backdrop of this unique Cardinal configuration, an equally dramatic development is set in motion when Neptune progresses into its own sign of Pisces for an extended period of approximately 14 years. With a world already shaken by natural events and socioeconomic unrest, our yearning to transcend illusive schemes and aim for a direct perception of the Truth becomes not merely a quest for spiritual seekers, but a survival imperative for all. With Neptune moving into Pisces, humanity is possibly confronted with one of its most serious existential crises ever; and with the stakes so high, along with a paralyzing sense of insecurity, this transit renders us humble and disarmed as we stand unsheltered from the facts of the Truth.
The Evolution of Consciousness Through Reincarnation.
A preview on reincarnation themes in the birth chart
Analyzing an astrology chart from the perspective of the evolution of consciousness, I perceive a chart as a link in a greater chain of events. Considering that upon birth a baby is not a blank slate, but rather already charged with a particular character, desires, and fears, it becomes evident that these traits are not the fruit of parental imprinting from the current time and space; a newborn baby has a history. Each individual comes into this world with a completely different set of resources and potential; some say it is in the genes, others call it coincidence, but from my perspective the reason each person is unique and born into distinctively different circumstances is based on the current requirements of his or her soul’s evolution.
People born at the same time and place, with the same chart, whether biological twins, or astrological twins, should have the same personality traits and life course.
The answer to this argument is not straightforward. The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no.’
Individuals born with the same chart – a phenomenon that can only occur if they are born the exact place and time – will, on the one hand, share many similar tendencies and parallel life circumstances. We do hear about related stories, such as the twin sisters who both gave birth on the same day in 2012.
The Saturn – Pluto Conjunction
And the transits for the year 2020
(Expanded from the article originally published in the Dec 2015 edition of The Mountain Astrologer)
In astrology, every moment matters. The cosmic clock ticking, as planets (and luminaries) pursue their motion and form celestial patterns, provides a flavor, a meaning, or a message for each passing minute or for a whole epoch. We ourselves are the embodiment of the moment of our birth; as such, each one of us represents a moment in time. In other words, each fraction of time has a purpose.
Introduction to the Astrological meanings of Eris, Haumea, and Makemake
With the publication of this article, June Solstice 2016 – Dwarf Planets Ceres and Eris are conjunct at 23 Aries, next to Uranus, and opposing Haumea at 22 Libra. Perhaps, this an opportune time to further discuss the presence of these mysterious bodies and stimulate interest for further research.
An important Note:
With most of the Dwarf Planets and contenders being only recently discovered (Haumea, Eris, Sedna and Makemake in 2003 – 2005), and given their extreme distance and slow motion around the Sun (with Eris taking more than 560 years to complete a full cycle around the zodiac), a lot more time is required to research and validate their astrological significance and influence. We can rely on the myth stories related to their names as an initial point of reference, but we should be careful asserting decisive definitions when so much remains to be revealed. We hope however, that you will feel inspired to place them in your charts and spend time researching them.They certainly emerged into our consciousness at the dawn of this new millennia for important evolutionary reasons.
From Saturn to Pluto
Most astrologers are familiar with the nodal axis of the Moon, but less attention is given to the fact that planets too have a nodal axis! The nodal axis is constituted of two intersecting point where the planet in question comes to cross the ecliptic. Astrologically, these two points are of paramount importance with regards to describing developmental issues pertaining to the planet’s themes.
We must remember: every planet has a Nodal Axis!