Starzology 2022 Astro Planner

Starzology 2022 Astro Planner

Starzology 2022 Astro Planner

Available here 

Genesis

For the past three years I’ve created an astrology guide for the specific year.

The guide was originally created for my astrology students and it included the ingresses, retrograde cycles and eclipses.

Previously I made the guide available as a PDF download directly from this site, but this year I’ve created it as a notebook which is available from Amazon.

Amazon

My guide is now called the “Starzology 2022 Astro Planner – Astrology for self-care.”

This means it is easier to order and you can receive a physical item and not just it in digital form.

How to Use This Planner

It is as a planner, with monthly and weekly pages like a diary or notebook.

Previously there was no space for notes and many of you have asked for that, so here it is.

 

Customize Your Planner

The idea is that you make this planner your own. Colour in the months pages and add your transits on the weekly pages.

 

Watch the Video

To get more inspiration on how to get organized to write horoscopes, or to forecast for yourself, watch the video below.

I explain how I use this planner and you can add your information, color and  embellishments as well.

 

 

 

 

Contents

The Starzology 2022 Astro Guide and Planner contains information for anyone interested in astrology.

 

Practical Astro Forecasting

The spreads are the exact ones that I use each month for horoscope work and forecasting, which I draw in my journal and you can see more of that in this video.

It has material on the 2022 new moons, retrograde and direct dates and planetary ingresses (when the planets change signs) for the whole year.

If you write horoscopes of forecast for yourself, family and friends it will help you plan.

There is a page for you to draw your own birth chart, so you can follow along and a few blank charts.

Monthly Planner Pages

Each month lists the planetary ingresses, retrogrades and lunation information.

There is a lunar mood checker diagram and other fun pages.

Weekly Planner Pages

The handy weekly pages can be used to track the transits and progressions to your own chart.

Moon Mood Tracker

Each month has a 28-day Moon cycle tracker that you could use to track:

  • your mood
  • your lunar transits
  • your monthly cycle

Personal Growth

This planner will inspire you to find out more about your chart and you can add other astro related details that interest you.

In this planner, you can color in and make notes that mean something to you and create yourself a keepsake for the year 2022.

 

Interior Pages

Here you can see the right hand pages from a few of the zodiac notebooks.

Astro Journal Flip Through December 2021

Astro Journal Flip Through December 2021

Introduction

I’m sharing with you my December Astro Journal flip through.

I’ve been journaling for years and I do dabble with all sorts of journals spreads, but this month I got a bit more organized and have got some images to show you of the journal pages I created for December 2021.

Cover Page

Astro Info

This page shows all the important astrological ingresses, lunar phases and planetary retrogrades for the month.

I also draw the zodiac in the natural position with Aries at the Ascendant point.

Sign Colors

You’ll notice that I colour my zodiac signs in specific colours and these are related to the colour wheel.

The fire signs are the primary colours, so Aries is red, Leo is yellow and Sagittarius is blue.

The air signs are the secondary colours so Gemini is orange, Libra is green and Aquarius is violet.

Then the earth and water signs become the tertiary colours, so we have Taurus is tangerine Cancer is apricot, Virgo is chartreuse or lime green, Scorpio is turquoise, Capricorn is purple and Pisces is magenta.

Ingresses

On the outer ring I show how all the planets move during December.

Many planets stay in the same sign, some planets change signs and one planet is stations retrograde.

Main Lunar Phases

I also indicate the four main Lunar phases of New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon and Last Quarter.

Yule

Wheel of the Year

My Yule page is an acknowledgement of the wheel of the year as the Sun enters Capricorn on December 21 we are at the solstice.

I have the symbol for Yule in the top left and on the top right has an oakleaf to symbolize the movement from the Holly King to the Oak King which happens on Yule.

Yule and the solstice is the actual beginning of the wheel of the year.

Yule Log

It’s the dead of winter. In my drawing that I have a yule log burning in the fire. The idea is that you get one long big tree which is your you’ll log and you stick the fat and into the fireplace and you liked it on December 21 and as it slowly burns you push the tree into the great and I delete should be in for at least 12 days.

Dark to Light

Yule is a time where we are symbolizing the shift from the dark and we start to slowly move into the light.

This time of the year is symbolized by candles the fire and brightness.

Saturnalia

December 21st is the shortest day of the year it is also known as the Roman festival of Saturnalia.

Saturn rules Capricorn so it all fits in quite neatly.

Month Calendar Full Page Spread

The monthly full spread is where I will put all my student classes and events.

It also works as a content calendar for my videos and blogs.

I have colored in every planetary movement and the Moon’s phases.

Planets on the Move

Here I’m listing all the planets that change sign and a little interpretation for each one.

Sun enters Capricorn

Sun enters Capricorn on December 21st, Complete all public festivities to concentrate on special people. Especially past year. Make a plan.

Mercury enters Capricorn

Mercury enters Capricorn on December 13 get all seasonal shopping in the bag early. Gift self-improvement classes and education.

Mars enters Sagittarius

Mars enters Sagittarius on December 13 this will energize all outgoing personalities. The bright bold and confident now.

Jupiter enters Pisces

Jupiter enters Pisces on the 29th make space in your life for some whimsy. Grow big dreams. Meandering is the name of the game.

Venus stations Retrograde

Venus going retrograde is there too. Reassess romantic and love relationships for viability. Practice financial austerity for a brighter future.

Lunar Phases

Solar Eclipse

On December 4th, there is a Solar eclipse at 12° Sagittarius.

  • Follow your instincts.

This eclipse squares Neptune as well.

  • Internal dilemmas around visions and atmosphere’s may be the case.

The solar eclipse also sextiles Saturn.

  • Work your inherent talents.

The solar eclipse is trine Chiron.

  • Be guided by the events of the day.

First Quarter

On December 11th, the First Quarter is at 19 Pisces.

  • Growth through art and music.
  • Build meaningful attitudes.
  • Face your crises.

Full Moon

On December 19th, is this month’s Full Moon at 27 Gemini.

  • Journal for clarity.
  • Have your eyes wide open to reality.

Last Quarter

On December 27th, is the Last Quarter at 5° Libra.

  • Reorientate personal relationships.
  • Readjust your plans now.
  • Pioneer plans as well.

Planet of the Month – Jupiter

This month’s planet of the month is Jupiter as it moves finally into Pisces.

Jupiter did move into Pisces earlier in the year and then retrograded back into Aquarius, but now it has finally moved and Pisces and will remain there for the next year.

Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces and it is very comfortable in the sign of the Fish.

What to Expect or Great Expectations

This movement of planetary energy will bring:

  • A higher awareness of your spiritual journey.
  • Openness to teaching and learning that creates a perception shift.
  • Growth through understanding more than at other times.
  • A blurring of international connections now.
  • Expansion in your life if you follow your inner voice.
  • Trust in your own judgement without following public opinion.

Conclusion

If you enjoyed seeing my Astro Journal flip through let me know.

Share Your Astro Pages

If you are inspired by some of my Astro Journal Pages send me a copy of your image or use the hashtag #StarzologyAJP to share your work on social.

My Process

If you would like to see the actual process I use and how I design each page each month, let me know as well.

There and innumerable videos on monthly journal spreads by talented artists which have amazing artwork and design.

I just bring a focus to the astrology in my spreads.

If you would find it interesting to see my process let me know and I will certainly share a video with the background information as well.

Have a prosperous day,

Alison

Starzology 2022 Astro Planner

Starzology 2022 Astro Planner

Starzology 2022 Astro Planner Available here  Genesis For the past three years I've created an astrology guide for the specific year. The guide was originally created for my astrology students and it included the ingresses, retrograde cycles and eclipses. Previously I...

The Yod – Major Aspect Pattern

The Yod – Major Aspect Pattern

A Yod is an astrological planetary configuration also know as a major aspect pattern which is formed when three planets line-up in a particular way.

A yod looks like a triangle. See image.

This week the three planets in the current yod are Jupiter in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn.

You can also refer to this current pattern as a Jupiter Yod because Jupiter is the focal planet.

Zodiac Sign Notebooks

Zodiac Sign Notebooks

Zodiac Sign Notebooks

I am excited to share with your my latest venture in creating Zodiac Sign Notebooks. I loved designing these colorful notebooks.

Each one has what I call “light astrology” (so nothing highly technical and tricky as astrology can often get), which will appeal to the person in the street.

Perfect for all who have a Sun Sign, oh right, that’s everyone in your life.

These handy ruled notebooks are specially written and designed by myself.

They are themed and tailored to the individual zodiac sign.

Benefits

Each Zodiac Sign Notebook focusses on one sign.

There are twelve individual Zodiac Sign Notebooks in the whole collection.

Choose the book for your sign and the signs of your loved ones.

When you reach for your Zodiac Sign Notebook, you are automatically learning more about your sign.

Newbies can trace the glyphs for their sign which are printed on every page.

Aspiring astrologers will appreciate the snippets, at the bottom of every right-hand page, which contain interesting information about the specific sign.

Star Giving

If you are the star astrologer in your group (that’s the only person who knows the difference between a bull and a fish), consider your family, friends, and the people whom you love and stimulate their interest in astrology with the gift of a Zodiac Sign Notebook.

They will love you for it.

The goodness is in the giving. You will benefit as others begin to understand why you love astrology as well.

People can get a glimpse into your world and the astrology that you love.

Features

  • The sign glyph is on every page.
  • Ruled pages.
  • Every other page has an interesting snippet especially about the sign.
  • The books have the sign’s affinities like the planetary ruler, precious metal and minerals, angel, trees, plants, herbs, compatibilities with the other signs and more.
  • Suitable for anyone with a Sun sign.
  • These medium sized (6″ x 9″) softcover notebooks contain 120 pages and are perfect for everyday use.
  • Available from Amazon.

How to Order Your Zodiac Notebooks

To order each book from Amazon, simply click on the image below.

Please note that as this is a brand new project.

Interior Pages

Here you can see the right hand pages from a few of the zodiac notebooks.

New Moon Wishing – a self-care guide book for wishful thinkers

New Moon Wishing – a self-care guide book for wishful thinkers

New Moon Wishing – A self-care guidebook for wishful thinkers

The New Moon Wishing self-care guidebook for wishful thinkers by Pearl Pendragon contains pages that you fill in with your New Moon wishes each month.

There are “New Moon in zodiac sign” prompts to help you align your wished with the current New Moon position.

Additionally, there are “New Moon in house” prompts so you can focus your wishes on the dynamic energy in your own unique birth chart.

This guidebook has enough pages for five years of New Moon Wishing which means you can create a record of the wishes you made and reflect on how things turned out.

The self-care aspect of New Moon Wishing surrounds writing your wishes and intentions to bring them forth through the act of hand penmanship which embeds your wish deeper into your consciousness.

You are encouraged to color in, embellish and add related ephemera to each month’s pages to create a beautiful record for yourself.

Who This Book is For

This is an ideal gift for the new-age and enlightened people in your life who enjoy creating with journals and notebooks.

Available now from Amazon.

Further Resources

Read my thoughts on New Moon Wishing and get some more ideas on how to use them in this video on Nadia Shah’s Channel.

Lunar Phases

Lunar Phases

The Lunar Cycle The Sun and Moon’s synodic cycle The Moon takes one month to orbit the Earth. The Moon phase cycle starts at New Moon when the Sun and the Moon are conjunct. This happens once every month. At New Moon we can’t see the Moon when it is close to the Sun...

Zodiac Sign Notebooks

Zodiac Sign Notebooks

Zodiac Sign Notebooks I am excited to share with your my latest venture in creating Zodiac Sign Notebooks. I loved designing these colorful notebooks. Each one has what I call "light astrology" (so nothing highly technical and tricky as astrology can often get), which...

Lammas

Lammas

Lammas Dates

Lammas is typically celebrated on August 1st each year.

However, it is more correct to say that Lammas is when the Sun reaches 15º of the fixed sign of Leo the lion.

In 2021, the Sun will be at this position in the zodiac on Sunday, August 8th.

To be honest, it does not really matter that you celebrate Lammas at the exact time, but that you celebrate at all.

Close Enough

Often in the civil calendar, if a public holiday falls mid-week we celebrate it on the Sunday that follows or the Sunday beforehand.

An example of this is Remembrance Sunday which technically occurs on November 11th every year, but which is always taken as the closest Sunday to that date.

Lammas: Astrology Journal Page

I’ve drawn a page for Lammas in my astrology journal.

It is a sheaf of wheat that symbolizes the early harvest of the first sweet ears of cereal in August that is used to bake the Lammas Loaf of bread.

I’m trying to focus on one symbol for each festival in the Wheel of the Year.

 

Lammas Celebration

Lammas celebrates the baking of the first loaf of bread with the current year’s wheat.

It signifies bounty and good food and prosperity to come.

But let’s face it, in the modern world if you live in a city like I do you just go down to the corner store and pick up some bread that’s already baked.

Personally, I’m not in the habit of making my own bread, but when I do, it is at Lammas that I bake.

Lammas Loaf Recipe

My daughter has recently started baking bread and I’m going to share the recipe she uses with you here.

This simple method uses three ingredients bread flour, yeast and salt.

You may have a family recipe and that would be an ideal one to use for your Lammas first loaf.

Lammas Bread Baking

In the week running up to Lammas, my daughter baked several loaves which our whole family enjoyed.

She brought a Lammas loaf over to my home by travelling on the train, as the trip is quite far, but I truly appreciated her gesture.

When to Eat Your Lammas Loaf

Your Lammas loaf is best consumed when still warm.

I like it slathered with butter or, for a special treat, honey.

It is the type of food you can keep snacking on long into the evening.

Next Day Bread

The next day bread can be a litlle harder as it has lost its initial softness and springability.

I choose to cut next day bread into thinner slices and toast them.

Always try to get your Lammas toast “golden” and not charred.

Enjoy your slices with tea or coffee as a great mid-morning snack.

Interior Pages

Here you can see the right hand pages from a few of the zodiac notebooks.

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Aspiring Astrology Activity: Lammas

In your astrology journal, book of shadows or grimoire please do the following:

 

  • Draw a page for Lammas and include a symbol of wheat or the first loaf.
  • If you have a family recipe for bread then include it as well.

Share your page on social with the hashtag #starzologywheeloftheyear or email me the link to startzology@gmail.com.

 

Interior Pages

Here you can see the right hand pages from a few of the zodiac notebooks.

Wheel of the Year

Wheel of the Year

The Wheel of the Year

Diagram

The wheel of the year is a diagram that shows the Sun’s movement through the twelve signs of the tropical zodiac from Aries to Pisces.

You can draw a wheel of the year in many ways, but they still represent the passing of time throughout a twelve-month period.

Flow

Typically, the diagram flows clockwise like time on a clock face, but astrologers flow them counterclockwise to align with the zodiac from which the dates originally come and the rising of the Sun at the Ascendant.

The special eight celebration days have been used for centuries in many cultures around the world.

If you draw your own wheel of the year, you can color it and add the symbols that resonate with you.

In the modern world, there is no right or wrong way to tap into this ancient calendar.

Follow your instincts and create a wheel of the year diagram that speaks to you.

Astrology Journal

As an astrologer you would typically draw the wheel of the year in your astrology journal.

If you are more of a pagan, you can create your wheel of the year in your book of shadows or grimoire.

The Sun’s Path

We have watched the Sun mark time as it rises and sets every day.

At a broad stroke, the Sun’s rising position on the horizon moves slightly each day.

The daylight hours are longer in summer and shorter in winter.

Every year the Sun transits through the 360º of the tropical zodiac, and in its passing, marks special days in the year.

Cardinal Points and the Four Seasons

The Sun’s path crosses the four cardinal points each year which mark the beginning of the four seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Please note that these dates are for the northern hemisphere.

Quarter Days

The four quarter days divide the year up into four quarters.

They are the dates of the two equinoxes and two solstices.

  • March 21st – equinox
  • June 21st – solstice
  • September 21st – equinox
  • December 21st – solstice

 

Cross-Quarter Days

The cross-quarter days divide each of the four quarters of the year.

The cross quarter days are midway between the equinoxes and the solstices.

These dates are around the 8th of the inbetween months and each year is slightly different.

The definition of a cross-quarter day is when the Sun reaches fifteen degrees of the fixed signs.

 

  • February 8th
  • May 8th
  • August 8th
  • October 8th

Spring Equinox – Ostara

Around March 21st, the Sun crosses the celestial equator at 0º Aries, moving north for three months.

It is the Aries ingress and this is springtime.

The pagan celebration of Ostara is aligned with the equinox when the day and night is the same.

Beltane

The pagan festivity of Beltane is the day the Sun reaches 15 º of Taurus.

This is often celebrated on May 1st each year.

Midsummer Solstice – Litha

Around June 21st, the Sun reaches its highest declination at around 23.5º north at 0º Cancer.

Now the Sun moves back towards the celestial equator for three months.

The Cancer ingress heralds summer.

The pagan celebration of Litha is on the midsummer’s day which is the longest day of the year and the day with the most sunlight.

 

Lammas

As the Sun reaches 15 Leo, which is typically on August 8th, it is the cross-quarter day of Lammas.

However, the pagan celebration of Lammas is usually celebrated on August 1st.

 

 

Autumn Equinox – Mabon

Around September 21st, the Sun crosses the celestial equator moving south at 0º Libra and continues for three months during autumn or fall.

The Libra ingress happens at the autumn equinox and the start of the new season.

The pagan celebration of Mabon is usually celebrated on October 1st which is a date close to the equinox.

Samhain – Halloween

The pagan celebration of Samhain is when the Sun passes over 15º of Scorpio, which is around November 8th.

In general, this special day is usually celebrated on October 31st as Halloween.

All Saint’s Day follows of November 1st.

Midwinter Solstice – Yule

Around December 21st, the Sun’s declination reaches around 23.5º south as it enters 0º Capricorn.

Now the Sun moves back up towards the celestial equator which takes three months and it is wintertime.

As the Sun enters Capricorn it is known as the Capricorn ingress when the winter season begins.

The pagan celebration of Yuletide is celebrated on midwinter’s day.

Imbolc

Imbolc occurs when the Sun reaches 15 degrees of Aquarius which is usually around February 8th, although Imbolc is celebrated around February 1st each year.

One symbol for Imbolc is Brighid’s cross made from wheat sheaves or corn dollies.

Conclusion

As an aspiring astrologer, it is valuable to understand when the dates for the cardinal signs and the cross-quarter days happen as they shift a little each year.

These special days are not just plucked out of thin air.

Often at the start of a new season, the news channels will state that, “Spring is starting on March 21st at 4:37pm” and this statement may seem weird.

Now that you know how each season is timed (by the Sun’s ingress into a cardinal sign), you can fully understand the seasonal changes and the cross-quarter days that occur at around six-week intervals.

If you are just starting out, pay attention to the equinoxes and solstices first.

Then explore the cross-quarter days afterwards.

The whole year begins at the vernal equinox when the Sun enters Aries around March 21st every year.

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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Wheel of the Year

In your astrology journal and with a compass and protractor, please do the following:

  • Draw the diagram for the wheel of the year with four concentric circles.
  • Divide the outer wheel into the four seasons.
  • Divide the second wheel in, into the months of the year.
  • Divide the third wheel in, into the twelve signs of the zodiac starting with Aries in the ascendant position.
  • Divide the center wheel into the eight celebrations of the wheel of the year.

Extend Yourself

  • Color in your wheel of the year and decorate it as you see fit. Use your intuition as a guide.
  • For the next celebration that is coming up, give some thought and list what you want to manifest for your life during that period.

Share your drawing on social with the hashtag #starzologywheeloftheyear or send a link to your artwork to me at starzology@gmail.com.

 

Interior Pages

Here you can see the right hand pages from a few of the zodiac notebooks.

The Lunar Nodes

The Lunar Nodes

Lunar Nodes

The Lunar Nodes are points in a chart and they are an interesting part to the whole story when you read a chart.

When I first started doing astrology I was not thrilled with lunar nodes as a concept as I was more interested in solar astrology being a Leo.

Over time I learned to understand the Moon’s nodes better. 

It just goes to show that not everything in astrology is interesting to everyone.

You need to find your focus as well.

The Luminaries Path Intersection

The Sun’s path is called the plane of the ecliptic.

The Moon’s path is angled at close to five degrees to the plane of the ecliptic.

The Moon crosses the plane of the ecliptic twice a month, once traveling north and once going south.

The Moon’s north node is found at the point where the Moon crosses the ecliptic moving north (NN).

The Moon’s south node is located at the point where the Moon crosses the Sun’s path moving south (SN).



Eclipses

When the Sun is near the conjunction to the nodes there is the chance of a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse.

This occurs roughly every six months as the Sun moves halfway around the zodiac and goes from one node to the other node.

Lunar Nodal Axis

In your chart, the Moon’s nodes are an axis with the north node at one end, and the south node at the other end.

Some charts only show the north node and you can determine the South Node’s position as it is always directly opposite the north node.

Mean and True Nodes

The mean node is the average placement of the Moon’s nodes.

The Moon’s mean nodes are always retrograde as they precess through the signs in longitude.

The Moon’s true nodes can be direct, stationary or retrograde.

Lunar Nodal Speed

The Moon’s nodes precess (or move backward) at a rate of approximately 18.6 years through the whole zodiac.

At age 19, 38, 56, and 75 when the nodes return to their birth position, you will experience a nodal return.

Lunar Nodes Transit the Signs

The lunar nodes spend around eighteen months in each sign.

Planetary Nodes

All the planets (except the Sun) have north and south nodes.

For example, Pluto’s nodes are at +/- 20 degrees Cancer and Capricorn.

The planetary nodes are not exactly opposite each other in the chart.

The Meaning of the Nodes

 

The North Node

The north node is also known as the dragon’s head or Caput Draconis.

Connections to new people are shown through your north node.

Meetings, get-togethers, and rendezvous are likely to happen.

The north node is concerned with things that occur at a hub (computer routers, airports).

The north node shows your current incarnation in this life. It suggests your karmic objectives.

The north node is related to consciousness.

The north node indicates your future path and where you can grow and evolve.

The South Node

The south node is also known as the dragon’s tail or Cauda Draconis.

The south node suggests connections with people from your past.

It indicates the things that you already know. The south node shows your past incarnations – past lives.

This point is related to unconsciousness and sub-consciousness.

The south node clearly shows your past and your past lives.

It is a place where stagnation can take place.

Lunar Nodal Interpretation

The Nodal Complex

The north and south nodes are usually interpreted as an axis.

  • Note the zodiac sign polarity is it active or passive.
  • Note the two houses as a pair.
  • Note any aspects from the Moon to the nodes as they need careful consideration.
  • Note and planets that conjoin a node, and thus opposes the other node, as they are significant.
  • Note any planet that squares to the nodal axis as they will square both nodes, and this needs some consideration.

Personal Eclipse Points

In your natal chart, the nodal positions are referred to as personal eclipse points as they show where the eclipses would have been that year.

Nodal Degrees

The zodiac degree of the north and south nodes is known as your nodal degree, and any planet on that degree is vital in the nodal interpretation.

Aspects to the Nodes

If a planet aspects one node it usually also aspects the other node, except for some of the trine/sextile combination as the sextile aspect orb is only 4°and the trine is 8° degrees.

Conjunctions and Oppositions

Any planet conjunct a node will influence the nodal axis in a meaningful way.

This planet suggests that you are being pulled forward in life (north node conjunction) or by being held back by your past (south node conjunction).

Squares to the Nodal Axis

Planets square will aspect both the north and the south nodes in a square and will in a way stop either future or past dominating the life.

This person may not move forward without significant challenges.



The Lunar Nodes in the Signs

Aries – Libra

The north node in Aries fears but should push towards, independence.

The south node in Libra falls back to the partner to find balance.

Taurus – Scorpio

The north node Taurus fears but should push towards, stability.

The south node in Scorpio falls back on reliability.

Gemini – Sagittarius

The north node in Gemini fears but should push towards communication.

The south node in Sagittarius falls back on adventure.

Cancer  –  Capricorn

The north node in Cancer fears but should push towards self-reliance.

The south node in Capricorn falls back on the tried and tested.

Leo – Aquarius

The north node in Leo fears but should push towards creativity.

The south node in Aquarius falls back on being awkward.

Virgo – Pisces

The north node in Virgo fears but should push towards, kindness.

The south node in Pisces falls back on the sympathy of others.

Libra – Aries

The north node in Libra fears but should push towards, finding a partner.

The south node in Aries falls back on attacking others.

Scorpio – Taurus

The north node in Scorpio fears but should push towards, transformation.

The south node in Taurus falls back on resisting change.

Sagittarius – Gemini

The north node in Sagittarius fears but should push towards, philosophy.

The south node in Gemini falls back on empty comments and gossip.

Capricorn – Cancer

The north node in Capricorn fears, but should push towards, setting goals in life.

The south node in Cancer falls back on withdrawing to home.,

Aquarius – Leo

The north node in Aquarius fears, but should push towards, being humble.

The south node in Leo falls back on arrogance.

Pisces – Virgo

The north node in Pisces fears, but should push towards, empathy and support.

The south node in Virgo falls back on criticism.

The Lunar Nodes in the Houses

First and Seventh houses

The north node in the first house is the quest to take a leadership role.

The south node seventh house is the quest to influence others.

Second and Eighth houses

The north node in the second house is the quest to establish personal security.

The south node in the eighth house is the quest to enable others financially.

Third and Ninth houses

The north node in the third house is the quest to know before speaking your mind.

The south node in the ninth house is the quest to realize that knowledge is already in you.

Fourth and Tenth houses

The north node in the fourth house is the quest for security in life.

The south node in the tenth house is the quest for a status-conscious family.

Fifth and Eleventh houses

The north node in the fifth house is the quest to procreate and take risks in life.

The south node in the eleventh house is the quest to find allies.

Sixth and Twelfth houses

The north node in the sixth house is the quest to have a satisfying work ethic.

The south node in the twelfth house is the quest to understand the meaning of life.

Seventh and First houses

The north node in the seventh house is the quest for a partner.

The south node in the first house is the quest for self-happiness.

Eighth and Second houses

The north node in the eighth house is the quest for deeper understanding.

The south node in the second is the quest for self-respect.

Ninth and Third houses

The north node in the ninth house is the quest for knowledge. The south node in the third house is the quest for learning.

Tenth and Fourth houses

The north node in the tenth house is the quest to do well in life. The south node in the fourth house is the quest to be supported by your family.

Eleventh and Fifth houses

The north node in the eleventh house is the quest to collaborate with others.

The south node in the fifth house is the quest to be sure about things.

Twelfth and Sixth houses

The north node in the twelfth house is the quest for understanding.

The south node in the sixth house is the quest for daily work.

Interior Pages

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Starzclass

Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Lunar Nodes

In your astrology journal and referring to your chart or the chart of a potential client do the following:

  • Determine the Moon complex.
  • Name the Lunar phase.
  • List the Lunar Nodal complex.

Extend Yourself

  • Interpret the Lunar Nodal complex and consider the signs, houses, and important aspects (conjunctions and squares) (250 words).

6 Things You Can Do During Your Saturn Return

6 Things You Can Do During Your Saturn Return

This Guest Post is by David Thomas.

A Saturn return is a specific time when Saturn completes a full round around the Zodiac and finally returns to its original position. You can find its origin position based on your birth date. A Saturn return is significant because it happens only once every 29.4 years!

Each return lasts for 2 and a half years each, so you should experience your Saturn returns around ages 27, 57, and 87. Significant changes are bound to come your way at this time, and it would be prudent to make the most of it.

The Lowdown On Saturn Returns

Saturn, Capricorn’s ruling planet, governs matters of time, structure, order, and law. It is the embodiment of stability, and so its movement can cause major shake ups in your life.

Whether it’s your love life or your career, or even your relationships with friends or family, Saturn brings big changes in its wake.

So you’d best get comfortable because it’s about to get uncomfortable.

A Saturn return is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you can expect to have to leave your comfort zones. But on the other hand, leaving your comfort zones can free you and allow you to grow even further. Saturn’s return brings hard-earned lessons, but they are critical if you are to remain true to your karma.

And don’t think you can run away from all of this, either. You may be able to hide away and twiddle your thumbs for this return, but you’re only delaying the inevitable. Not only have you not grown at all, but Saturn will be back the next go around. So best take your lumps now and come out better for it!

With that sobering thought in mind, here are 6 things you can do during your Saturn return. If you make the most of this time, you’ll definitely be well on your way to being a better person living a better life.

Do Some Much Needed Self-Reflection

The first step to maximizing this unique time of growth is to reflect upon yourself. It’s a good time as any for you to take stock of your life and see where things went right and where things went wrong.

It’s best if you take your time with this one and be completely honest with yourself. Even if it’s hard, you need to take a look at the things you’ve been avoiding up until this point.

Of course, you don’t need to have all the answers from the word go. But by asking these questions, you put yourself in a mindset of improvement and resolution. It means that you are aligned with Saturn’s influence and are ready to learn your needed lessons.

Ask For The Help You Need

Of course, no one goes at it alone. There will be times where you will find yourself at your breaking point. And for these times, you will need to call upon others for help.

Ironically, this may be the time where you feel the most isolated. With that in mind, remember that your support system will be there for you. Your friends, your family, and anyone you are close to are there to help you along your way.

Don’t be afraid to reach out. Get counseling, therapy, a checkup, whatever you need. And always remember, you are not alone.

Check Your Health

Your return will test all facets of your life. Not only will you face tests spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, but also physically.

Like the last section advises, now is not the time to be ignoring your health. You are strong, and you’re always growing stronger, but you aren’t invincible.

Make sure to eat healthily and stay active. Don’t skip your checkups, and stay on top of any health issues before they get worse. If you are in good working order, the stresses of life will train you instead of break you.

Enjoy The Process

The last few sections may have seemed grim, but they’re good warnings so that you avoid common pitfalls. Additionally, this is also a time of growth and beauty.

Examine yourself and your life from time to time. While things may seem uncertain, always acknowledge the progress you see and the progress you don’t. Celebrate your little victories. Celebrate them alone and also with others.

Keep joy and gratitude in your heart, and it will bolster your resolve. The fruits of your labor are yours to enjoy, so don’t deny yourself that.

Keep An Open Mind

Never forget that Saturn’s return is a time of great upheaval. So prepare yourself and let go of preconceived notions.

By the end of your return, you may be very different from who you used to be a long time ago. Things that used to be familiar to you may feel alien now, and you might not even recognize your past self!

With that said, every plan looks like a disaster in the middle. And you may definitely feel like you’re in one when you start your return.

Keep an open mind and trust the process. Things are not always what they seem, and you may need to make some violent sweeping changes to grow as a person.

Manifest Your Desires and Aspirations

Last but definitely not least, you need to know what you want. The first tip works to center you and provide you with a starting point. This last tip reminds you to give yourself direction.

Once you’ve cleared yourself up and have steeled yourself to being a better person, take some time to be sure of what you want. Sure, it’s easy to say you want to “be better” or “live a better life,” but what does that even mean?

Take this time to think about the things you want. Formulate plans to achieve your goals. Manifest your desires in your thoughts and actions.

You can keep yourself on track by doing this sort of reflection every few months or so.

 

Interior Pages

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Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter in Pisces

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The Dispositor Tree

The Dispositor Tree

Dispositor Trees

Your Chart’s Backstory

There are many techniques that you can use to read a chart and one method that I particularily enjoy is the dispositor tree.

Your dispositor tree shows the back story and how the energy is flowing behind the scenes of your chart.

When you draw a dispositor tree, you lift the veil and can see dynamic links joining planets that are not seen on the main chart.

This can provide you, as an aspiring astrologer, insights to the person and how they really operate.

A Dispositor Tree

A dispositor tree is a diagram that shows the connections between the planets in a chart.

This is done by their essential dignity position and specifically their dignity or rulership of signs.

A planet that rules a sign is the dispositor to any planet in that sign.

Typically, we only use the visible planets for dispositor tree creation as dispositors, although we do add the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto into the tree.

Planetary Rulerships

The seven visible planets are; the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.

  • The Sun rules Leo.
  • The Moon rules Cancer.
  • Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo.
  • Venus rules Taurus and Libra.
  • Mars rules Aries and Scorpio.
  • Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Pisces.
  • Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius.

Dispositor trees have a top tier, middle tiers and bottom tiers.

The stronger placed planets are at the top of the tree.

A dispositor tree can have a little as one planet or as many as ten planets in it.

How to Draw a Dispositor Tree

Planetary Dispositor

A planet will dispose any planet in its own sign.

Planets in the sign of their dignity cannot have a dispositor.

 

Planets that dispose others are drawn vertically.

The disposing planet is placed on a level above the planet being disposed.

Example:

Venus disposes Uranus in Libra and Venus is Uranus’ dispositor as Venus rules Libra.

Mutual Reception

Two planets are said to be in mutual reception when they are in the signs of each other’s dignity.

Mutual reception relates two planets even if they are not in aspect.

Mutual reception joins the pair in a supportive relationship and allows their energies to work together.

Planets in mutual reception are drawn on the same level horizontally.

They have equal strength to each other.

A double ended arrow joins them.

Example:

The Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Leo are in mutual reception.

Circular Dispositorship

Circular dispositor chains can be found in a chart.

Three or more planets can be in a circular dispositorship chain.

Example:

Mars in Leo, Jupiter in Scorpio, and the Sun in Sagittarius form a circular dispositorship.

You still draw them on the same level as they have equal weight in the dispositor tree.

Final Dispositor

A disposed planet will also dispose any planets in its sign, and this can form a chain of dispositorships.

In some charts there is a final dispositor.

This is the planet which is in its own sign and the dispositor chain falls below.

The final dispositor is a powerful placement for any planet and it should be noted in the chart analysis.

Example:

The Sun disposes Jupiter in Leo, Jupiter disposes Saturn in Sagittarius etc.

Top Dispositor Tree Planet

Position

This planet is only found on the top line of the dispositor tree.

Location definition; a top planet may link to other planets through links below only.

Possible planets in this location are the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn. In other words, the visible planets only.

The top planet may only be the final dispositor, a planet in rulership, or a top line mutual reception planet, or a top line committee tree planet.

Interpretation

Top planet location keywords; leads, takes, drives, extroverted, masculine and positive.

The top planet has affinities with; the cardinal mode, the angular houses, the Midheaven, and the fire element.

The top planet energy is expressed through; taking action, beginnings, the future, and being available.

Middle Dispositor Tree Planet

Position

A middle dispositor tree planet is only in the middle of the dispositor tree.

Location definition; a middle planet must link to other planets through links both above and below.

Possible planets in this location are the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn. In other words, the visible planets only.

A middle planet may not be in dignity, but may be in exaltation, detriment, fall, or peregrine.

A middle planet may also be a “Gateway” planet, which is one with three or more planets below it, so it acts as a gateway for their energies.

Interpretation

Middle planet location suggested keywords; does work, gives and takes, a conduit, links, connects. joins, and neutral.

Some affinity for a middle planet is indicated with the astrological meanings of; fixed mode, succedent, the air element, nodes, and 1st/7th axis.

The planetary energies of a middle planet are expressed through: Being acted through, within, and the present.

Bottom Dispositor Tree Planet

Location

This planet is only in the bottom of the dispositor tree.

Location definition; a bottom planet must link to other planets through links above only.

The possible planets in this location may be all the visible planets and outer planets Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, including Chiron, the Asteroids, TNO’s and Eris etc.

A bottom planet may not be in dignity, but may be in exaltation, in detriment, in fall, or peregrine.

Interpretation

Bottom planet location suggested keywords; supports, serves, gives, introvert, accepts, feminine, and the negative polarity.

Some affinity for a bottom planet is indicated with the astrological meanings of the mutable mode, cadent houses, the IC, the water element, and the northern hemisphere.

The planetary energies of a bottom planet are expressed through being acted upon, endings, the past, and waiting to be asked.

Final Dispositor Tree

Details

Number of planets in the tree = ten

The final dispositor tree’s relationship to natal chart’s planetary energies, cohesive energies and works as one unit.

Tree structure suggested keywords; A focused individual, pulls towards the common good, the whole chart is connected, subjective, and works as one “team.”

Internal decisions are made by; dictatorship, president, and hierarchical.

Single Planet in Rulership Tree

Only one planet in the single planet in rulership tree.

Trees relationship to natal chart’s planetary energies; an important planet, not integrated, and consider any aspects.

Tree structure suggested keywords; the purest form of energy, a wild card uninhibited, highly specific house meaning, and similar to an unaspected planet.

Internal decisions are made by; a wild card and can be the joker?

Planet in Rulership Tree

Number of planets in the tree is less than ten

The planet in rulership’s dispositor tree’s relationship to the natal chart’s planetary energies; this is a strong placement, always check the link aspects to confirm any connection.

The planet in rulership dispositor tree’s structure suggested keywords are; independent, and solitary

Internal decisions are made by, vice president, and the second in command

Mutual Reception Tree

In this tree there will be from two to ten planets.

The mutual reception dispositor tree’s relationship to natal chart’s planetary energies suggest there are two teams with related alliances. This person may be conflicted by the two sides of the mutual reception as the planets below will be on their team.

Mutual Reception Tree structure suggested keywords; objective, dual “sides”, two distinct wings of the personality, and one side may dominate over the other usually the side with more planets and thus weight.

Internal decisions are made by; debate and mutual respect.

Committee Dispositor Tree

The number of planets in the tree will be from three to ten.

Interpretation

Committee dispositor tree’s relationship to the natal chart’s planetary energies; confusion, lack of focus, and always look to any exalted planet for guidance.

Tree structure suggested keywords; multi-dimensional, varied interests, motivations are flexible, and they cannot see the wood for the trees.

Internal decisions are made by; democracy, and a committee.

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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Dispositor Trees

In your astrology journal and referring to your chart or the chart of someone you are working on, please do the following:

  • Draw the dispositor tree.
  • Name the type of dispositor tree.
  • List how many planets are in the top position.
  • List how many planets are in the middle positions.
  • List how many planets are in the bottom position.
  • Note any gateway planets.
  • List any planetary links in the dispositor tree between two planets that also have an aspect between them in the chart.

Extend Yourself

  • Write a brief interpretation for this dispositor tree, and mention the nature of the tree itself, the prominent planets (top tier), and anything else of interest (100 words).

The Opposition Aspect

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Retrograde Planets

Retrograde Planets

Retrograde

Retrograde motion is a phenomenon that occurs due to our vantage point here on Earth when we look at the planets in our Solar system.

When astrologers use the term retrograde, they are referring to apparent retrograde motion.

Definition: To go or to seem to go backwards, to become worse or to decline.

In a chart a retrograde planet has the letters or symbol “Rx” next to their glyph and degrees.

In some charts the planet and degrees are written in red to indicate the planet is retrograde.

A planet that is retrograde is seemingly moving backwards but it is that the Earth is moving forward swifter than the planet in question.

There may be several retrograde planets in each chart or there may be no retrograde planets, it depends on the chart.

Astronomy of Retrogradation

Retrograde motion affects all the planets with the exception of the Sun and Moon.

The luminaries are always direct and never retrograde.

When a planet is retrograde it is closer to the Earth than at other times.

As an outer planet draws towards the opposition to the Sun, it becomes well placed for viewing through a telescope, as the full light of the Sun is on the planet.

Station Retrograde and Station direct

In a birth chart, the station retrograde, and station direct points are marked with an “S” symbol for stationary.

Typically, planets are considered to be stationary when they are within an orb of 0°10’ of the station.

The orb depends on the aspect set settings in your computer program.

The slower the planet, the longer it lingers in the orb of the station.

How Retrograde Periods are Shown in an Ephemeris

In an ephemeris all retrograde periods are indicated by a capital “R” and are shaded.
When the retrograde period is complete a capital “D” for direct is printed.

Retrograde Interpretation

Retrograde Planet Expression

A retrograde planet in a natal chart is retracing its steps over the same degree and minutes of the zodiac as it passed before birth.

The planet would have crossed that spot in the zodiac previously (moving direct) and is now retrograding back over a previously passed area of the sign.

It is going back over what has gone before and symbolically this imparts a reduced energy flow to the planet.

Retrograde motion is as if you are jogging down the road quite confidently, and then you realize you dropped your keys, so you stop and walk backwards looking for them, then pick them up and then once again start to jog forwards again.

This shows that retrograde motion is much slower than direct motion.

Reduced expression of the planet

The state of being retrograde appears to change a planet from its natural urges and direction and cause it to manifest effects similar to its opposite planetary pair attributes such as; Venus and Mars (female/male), and Jupiter and Saturn (expand/contract).

The Sign of the Retrograde

The sign in which the planet retrogrades needs to be considered. A planet may sometimes retrograde over one or two signs.

A Retrograde Sign Ruler

When a retrograde planet in a birth chart rules a sign, it takes momentum from that sign and makes it harder for that planet to rule the sign in a confident way.

Any planets in a sign ruled by a retrograde planet may show their own urges more so than the sign placement may indicate.

A Retrograde House Ruler

When a retrograde planet in a birth chart rules a house, the affairs of that house may initially be thwarted and held in abeyance until later in life when the retrograde planet stations direct by progression.

 

Sun and Moon Retrograde

This is a joke so do not get caught.

The Sun and Moon are never retrograde! To say someone has a retrograde Sun is an old astrology joke.

Retrograde Motion Cycle

Normally a planet which is direct moves along at a regular pace. As planets approach their retrograde period their movement changes in the following way:

  • The planet enters its pre-shadow period. This is at the point where it will station direct later in the retrograde cycle.
  • The planet slows down.
  • The planet appears to stop, and this is the station retrograde.
  • The planet begins to move retrograde at a slower speed than when direct.
  • After a few weeks or months, the planet slows down again.
  • The planet appears to stop at the station direct.
  • The planet begins to move direct again and gets back up to speed in its after-shadow period.
  • The planet leaves the shadow period at the point of the original station retrograde point.

Retrograde Motion Sequence

  • Direct motion (D)
  • Stations retrograde (SRx or S)
  • Retrograde motion (Rx)
  • Stations direct (SD or S)
  • Direct motion (D)

Retrograde Period

In each retrograde period a planet will make its two stations at particular degrees and minutes of the zodiac.

Each retrograde period will cover a different part of the zodiac and will last for a varying amount of time.

The Shadow

The section of the zodiac where the planet will retrograde is known as the shadow period.

The planet enters the pre-shadow or shadow, moving direct, before the actual retrograde period starts.

After the retrograde period at the point when the planet stations direct, the planet remains in the after-shadow or shadow, moving direct, until the planet passes the original station retrograde point again.

The Inferior Planets Retrograde

The pattern for the inferior planets when retrograde is specific. In the diagram the Sun is in the center. The orbit of either Mercury or Venus is shown in the next circle out. The Earth’s orbit is shown by the outer circle.

Diagram

It is only as the inferior planets move into the most westerly and most easterly position that the retrograde cycle starts. Positions 1 and 3 show the station retrograde and the station direct respectively.

Sun Conjunctions

During a retrograde cycle there are three conjunctions to the Sun. The first direct pass, the retrograde conjunction, and the final direct conjunction with the Sun.

Retrograde Time Period

The time in days for the retrograde period depends on the positions of the inferior planets and the earth and how far each body is from the Sun. This is why each retrograde period may be slightly longer or shorter than the previous one.

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury is probably the most well-known retrograde planet where it is even common knowledge outside astrological circles. Mercury is usually retrograde for three weeks and about three times a year or every four months. In any one year Mercury will typically retrograde in the same elementthen the retrograde period shifts into another element.

Mercury Retrograde Keywords

  • Suggests a hesitation in learning and school life
  • Indicates that learning to read and write may be slower
  • Considers thoroughly before contracting or speaking
  • Rehearses to eliminate imperfect speech

Mercury rules the nervous system delivering messages to and from the brain.

Mercury retrograde oriental

  • Quiet and retiring.
  • Reviews and weighs all angles before speaking.
  • Deep thinker and someone who contemplates.
  • Reviews information and files for the future.

Mercury retrograde occident

  • Halting speech and may lisp or stutter
  • Shy
  • Nervous
  • Ultimately accomplished in education. 

Venus Retrograde

Venus is retrograde about every eighteen months for about forty days (six weeks). Venus’s retrograde motion begins when she is one sign ahead of the Sun, and direct motion resumes when she is one sign behind the Sun. Venus rules the feminine principle and is a receiver of both material goods and love.

  • Suggests a hesitancy in giving and receiving love
  • Indicates time is needed to appreciate money
  • Seems like another Mars
  • Ability to acquire material possessions
  • Early in life financial reversals, then acquires financial savvy
  • May be tactless and rude, learns social skills the hard way

Venus retrograde oriental

  • The urge to connect
  • Sensitive and easily hurt
  • Financially careful

 

Venus retrograde occidental

  • Beauty is appreciated later
  • Wealth growth later in life

The Superior Planets Retrograde

The superior planets have their obits outside that of the Earth’s.

They are the planets from Mars to Pluto.

The superior planets are retrograde every year except Mars, which is on an almost two year retrograde cycle.

The superior planets begin their retrograde periods when they are near the trine to the Sun.

Whilst the Sun travels the four months (i.e. one third of the chart) towards the next trine, the superior planets are retrograde.

Around the point when the Sun passes the perfect to the trine to a superior planet, the superior planet again begins direct motion.

When a superior planet is in opposition to the Sun it is always retrograde.

Mars Retrograde

Mars is retrograde every twenty-two months for about eleven weeks.

This means it is retrograde about every second year.

Mars Retrograde Interpretation

Suggests a hesitancy in assertive matters.

The individual is likely to retain anger inside.

Jupiter Retrograde

Jupiter is retrograde for around four months and direct for around nine months every year.

Interpretation

  • Suggests a hesitancy in vision, expansion, and philosophy.
  • The ability to build bridges is reduced.

Saturn Retrograde

Saturn is retrograde for about four and a half months each year.

Interpretation

  • Suggests a hesitancy in establishing boundaries, and limitations.
  • Indicates that maintaining boundaries is reduced.

Uranus Retrograde

Uranus is retrograde for about five months each year.

Interpretation

  • Suggests a hesitancy in expressing uniqueness and original ideas.
  • The urge to step outside the norm is reduced.

Neptune Retrograde

Neptune is retrograde about six months every year.

Interpretation

  • When Neptune is retrograde it suggests a hesitancy in sleep patterns and dreams.
  • The urge to be artistic is reduced.

Pluto Retrograde

Pluto is retrograde for about six months each year.

Interpretation

  • Suggests a hesitancy in establishing a personal power base.
  • The urge to purge the unwanted is reduced.

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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Retrogrades

In your astrology journal please do the following:

  • Name two types of planetary station.
  • State how a the retrograde period shown in an ephemeris.
  • Note at what two points in the retrograde cycle a planet enters and leave its shadow period.
  • Name any planets that are never retrograde.
  • Note how often Mercury goes retrograde each year.
  • Name which planet is generally retrograde every second year.
  • Note which planet has the shortest retrograde periods.
  • Name the typical aspect at which the superior planets go retrograde.

Referring to your chart, please do the following:

  • Note which planets are retrograde.
  • Note if any planets are stationary.
  • Decide if  you have a retrograde chart ruler.
  • Write out all your retrograde planet complex’s using astrological short form code.

Extend Yourself

  • Choose one planet that is retrograde and suggest how it may have manifested in your life (100 words).

Extend Yourself Further

  • Choose one retrograde planet and interpret it fully (500 words).
Horoscopes Overview

Horoscopes Overview

June 2021 Horoscopes Overarching Astrological Theme Each month there are different themes brought forward as the celestial bodies dance around the Sun. These movements create a never-ending rhythm of cosmic energy shifts that I have interpreted for you. ...

The Yod – Major Aspect Pattern

The Yod – Major Aspect Pattern

A Yod is an astrological planetary configuration also know as a major aspect pattern which is formed when three planets line-up in a particular way.

A yod looks like a triangle. See image.

This week the three planets in the current yod are Jupiter in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn.

You can also refer to this current pattern as a Jupiter Yod because Jupiter is the focal planet.

Lunar Phases

Lunar Phases

The Lunar Cycle

The Sun and Moon’s synodic cycle

The Moon takes one month to orbit the Earth.

The Moon phase cycle starts at New Moon when the Sun and the Moon are conjunct. This happens once every month. At New Moon we can’t see the Moon when it is close to the Sun

The Moon starts to grow in light every day in the waxing part of the cycle. Around day fourteen it reaches the Full Moon when we can see the most light from the Moon. It begins the waning part of the cycle reducing in light back to the New Moon.

The Light and Dark of the Moon

The Moon is mainly dark for half of the month and mainly light for half of the month. The darker half is during the last quarter, balsamic, new moon and crescent phases. The light half is the first quarter, gibbous, full moon and disseminating phases. This light/dark difference is symbolic and has much to say about the meaning of the Moon and its phases.

Lunar Phases in the Chart

lunar phases are based on the angular relationship between the Sun and the Moon.

If the luminaries are in aspect to each other it must be considered highly in the chart interpretation.

Moon Timing

The synodic cycle is around twenty-nine and a half days.

The Moon is in each phase for around three and a half days.

The Moon is in each sign around two and a half days.

Planetary Phases

The planets also have phases shown by their relationship to the Sun. Particularly the inferior planets Mercury and Venus.

Eight Lunar Phases

There are eight lunar phases, four in the waxing period and four in the waning period.

Even if the Moon is not in aspect to the Sun it will be in the phase shown below.

Each phase begins at the exact aspect and runs through until the next aspect.

Lunar phases are closely related to the aspects between the Moon and the Sun.

Four Waxing Moon Phases

In the waxing half of the Moon’s cycle the four phases are new moon, crescent, first quarter and gibbous. During the waxing half of the month the light of the Moon is growing.

New Moon

Instinct

You see life through your own eyes, and not the eyes of others.

Subjective

You are subjective and struggle to see another person’s point of view.

Starts projects

You enjoy beginning new projects. You are good at starting jobs but not so good at finishing them. You have lots of energy and are independent.

Emergence

You have the potential to emerge and do good things. At this stage we don’t know.

Self-involved

Concerned with your life and your issues.

Crescent

Forward

You feel compelled to move forward in your life. You can do this when you have a strong foundation underneath from which to launch.

Self-belief

You have an opportunity to grow in your belief in yourself. As your life unfolds and expands you will become more comfortable with the feelings you have about your future path.

Eager confidence

You will probably face the future eagerly. In time you probably will develop inner confidence.

First Quarter

Forceful

You perhaps have the forcefulness of youth and there will likely be much subjective activity throughout your life. You prefer to lay a good base for your future and will take action to make this so.

Growth and building

You are likely to construct your own plans to suit yourself. Your life is likely to be filled with lots of personal growth and experiences with which you can build a firmer foundation on for your personal future.

Strong willed

You are usually strong willed, and some may even say ruthless.

Crisis in action

You have controlled energy expenditure. This comes in bursts and much can be done.

Gibbous

Contribute

You generally have a desire to contribute something of value to society.

You probably understand broad concepts and may have an impulse to clarify and work towards your personal goals or for a cause.

Overcome

You are the type of individual who can overcome obstacles.

You have a youthful approach to life.

Perfection

There is effort spend to get better at what you do.

Four Waning Moon Phases

The four phases in the waning half of the Moon’s cycle are full moon, disseminating, last quarter and balsamic.

During the waning half of the lunar cycle the light of the Moon is diminishing.

Full Moon Phase

Clarity

You can see the other person’s point of view and it is clear to you. You are very self-aware. You can discriminate between truth and lies.

Illumination

You can see the big picture and use broad strokes. It is all quite clear to you now.

Mature

You are supremely confident and have a mature outlook on life. You are realistic and accept things as they are.

Relationships

You can build fulfilling relationships confidently. You approach life through an adult’s eyes, there are no illusions.

Disseminating Phase

Transmit information

You are likely to have the desire to transmit what you have learnt through both study and your personal worldly experiences.

Probably you easily disseminate ideas to pass on to others.

It is as though you are on a crusade to share your learning.

Knowledge dispersal

Perhaps you wish to spread your wisdom and knowledge with other people as a disciple would.

You can probably use demonstration as a tool to impart your grasp of situations.

Convey Awareness

It is important for you to let others know what you know and share your beliefs with them.

You wish to make contact.

Last Quarter Phase

Objective

This indicates that you are fundamentally objective and can pass on your experience and sow seed for the future.

Crisis in consciousness

You may spend much time reorienting your outlook.

You may have a crisis in consciousness and be able to change your beliefs into concrete thoughts.

Old values become useless.

Pioneer

You perhaps can be a pioneer in your day, and, with time, posterity will appreciate you.

You may be tiresome and stubborn.

Readjustment and Reorientation

You may feel it has all come to naught and that it was not worth the bother.

A transformation emerges as you process life’s cycles.

Balsamic Phase

Release

You can become released from issues.

You are likely to be visionary and have belief in the future.

Sacrifice and Surrender

You may be called upon to sacrifice something in your life as a martyr perhaps.

You need to surrender to the karmic cycle of life.

Closure

You are good with closure of both relationships and situations but will mourn for what has past.

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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Lunar Phases

Referring to your chart.

Write the answers in your astrology journal.

 

  • What is the Sun’s position in degrees and minutes?
  • What is the Moon’s position in degrees and minutes?
  • What is the exact angular distance from the Sun to the Moon?
  • Name the lunar phase
  • Approximately how much light can we see of the Moon?
  • Is the Moon in the waxing or waning half of the cycle?
  • What is the Sun Moon aspect?
  • Write a paragraph about the Moon’s position by sign and house.
  • Write a paragraph about the Moon’s aspect to the Sun.
  • Write a paragraph about the lunar phase.
  • Write a paragraph about the Moon’s other aspects excluding the Sun’s aspect.
  • Over which houses, hemispheres and quadrants does the Moon have influence?
  • Explain the Moon’s essential dignity.
Astrology Houses Introduction

Astrology Houses Introduction

Houses Introduction

Houses pertain to different areas of life.

They are like the backdrop or stage of a play.

There are twelve houses in every chart.

The houses are numbered from one to twelve anti-clockwise starting from below the ascendant.

Houses can be any width; some are as small as twenty degrees wide and some are as large as forty-five degrees wide.

It all depends on the house system being used and the place of birth for which the chart is set.

House Systems

All the charts on this website use the Placidus house system.

It is recommended that you stay with one house system (these days most astrologers use the Placidus house system mainly because there have been Placidean Tables of houses available for years, which may not be the ideal, but it is the reality) for the first year of your astrology study or until you can make an educated decision by exploring other house systems to decide which one you may feel resonates better with your own chart.

Other house systems in common use are Equal house, Koch, Morinus, Porphry and Regiomantanus.

House Cusps

House cusps are measured in degrees and minutes and are the dividing line between two houses.

The house flows anti-clockwise and ends at the next house cusp.

A house has a cusp at both sides, but the anti-clockwise cusp is the one that pertains to the house.

A planet is in one house or another it is never in both although it can be very close to a cusp (within one degree).

House cusps are derived from the birth time.

It follows that a correct birth time is required for exact house cusps.

If you do not have a firm birth time, then the houses cannot be used.

House Rulers

Every house has a ruler. The ruler of a house is the planet which rules of the sign found on the house cusp.

For example: The ascendant sign’s planetary ruler is the ruler of the first house.

This is a special case as the ruler of the ascendant is also the chart ruler.

The Sun and the Moon usually rule one house as the rulers of Leo and Cancer.

Mercury and Venus usually rule two houses each Gemini and Virgo for Mercury and Taurus and Libra for Venus.

Mars, Jupiter and Saturn usually each rule one house and co-rule another (traditional) house.

Mars rules Aries and co-rules Scorpio, Jupiter rules Sagittarius and co-rules Pisces and Saturn rules Capricorn and co-rules Aquarius. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto usually co-rule one house each.

Uranus rules Aquarius, Neptune rules Pisces and Pluto rules Scorpio.

Chiron does not rule a house because it does not rule any sign.

If a house is thin (less than thirty degrees wide) then one planet may rule two consecutive houses as the same sign may be on both adjacent house cusps.

A house ruler (by its sign, house and aspects) imparts its energies onto the affairs of the house.

Intercepted Signs

If a house is very wide (more than thirty degrees) there is the possibility that one sign is on the house cusp, the next sign is fully within the house and the third sign is on the following house cusp.

The middle sign does not have a house cusp.

This is known as an intercepted sign.

If the intercepted sign is Cancer or Leo it means that one of the luminaries does not have a house to rule.

Intercepted signs are always in pairs and are found opposite each other.

The planetary ruler of the intercepted sign is a moot point for that house’s interpretation.

It is as though it has no voice in the chart.

That planet does not have as much weight.

Three Types of Houses

There are three types of house; angular, succedent and cadent.

Angular Houses

The angular houses are the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th houses.

They are found anti-clockwise from each angle. (Ascendant 1st, IC 4th, descendant 7th and MC 10th).

Planets in angular houses are dynamic, front and center and are present.

Succedent Houses

The succedent houses are the 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th houses.

They fall behind the angular houses.

They are also known as support houses as they support the angular house next to them, usually financially.

Planets in succedent houses are paused, on hold and are pending.

Cadent Houses:

The cadent houses are the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th houses.

They fall behind the succedent houses.

Planets in cadent houses are passive, retiring and are mute.

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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: 12 Houses

In your astrology journal, and referring to your natal chart, please do the following:

  • Write a short interpretation on each house. Mention the sign on the cusp, the house ruler, if there is an intercepted sign in the house and any planet in the house (100 words for each house).

 

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The Lunar Nodes

The Lunar Nodes

Lunar Nodes The Lunar Nodes are points in a chart and they are an interesting part to the whole story when you read a chart. When I first started doing astrology I was not thrilled with lunar nodes as a concept as I was more interested in solar astrology being a Leo....

Astrological Ethics and Privacy

Astrological Ethics and Privacy

“It is not possible that particular forms of events should be declared by any person… it is necessary for [astrologers] to adopt inference. Only God can predict particulars.” ~ Ptolemy

Introduction

We as astrologers would certainly be wise to adopt inference about our readings especially in regard to our clients.

Here we will discuss some ethical predicaments in which an astrologer, or student, can easily find themselves.

Privacy

The privacy laws are always in effect and you need to be aware that they affect your work as an astrologer.

You cannot discuss the chart details of one person with another – even another astrologer.

Permission

If you want to use an individual’s chart details and personal storyline you may not do so without first obtaining their written permission and clearly stating whether the data will be used for research, teaching or for publication.

The public do not know the breadth and depth that an astrological interpretation can entail and how chart analysis will reveal features and motivations in someone’s life.

As an astrologer, you need to tread carefully here.

Children

A new mother comes to you and wants her baby’s chart read.

What do you do?

Obviously, parents make decisions for their offspring all the time.

Perhaps one way of dealing with interpreting children’s charts is to be found in the transits.

Prior to the first Jupiter return (age 12) the parents may request a child’s chart to be read and after the Jupiter return the child should agree to you doing the reading.

“Is he the one?”

A woman arrives at your office clutching the birth details of Mr. “Fifth Boyfriend this Year” and demands, “Is he the One?”

What do you do?

This really is an ethical situation where you are being asked to interpret charts for those who are not there and are unaware that it is happening.

There may be justification in some instances, but you will have to decide where to draw the line.

The Deceased

We often select famous people who are dead for chart interpretation practice such as Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein or Michael Jackson.

If a private person has died and you wish to work with their chart details this usually is acceptable unless the death has occurred recently, and the family is still working through their grief.

You have to decide what type of astrologer you are and again you have to make the call.

Hit-and-Run

You have just left an energetic astrology meeting and are standing at the door casually chatting about the weather and someone thrusts their chart into your face and says breathlessly, “I have no planets in the seventh house, I was told it means I won’t get married, what do you think?”

Well, what do you think?

For a start you can’t stand there discussing her chart in front of other people.

What gets me about this scene is that during some point in her past someone told her the grim news and she has been carrying the baggage with her up until now.

There is no point to respond with another hit-and-run consultation as you stand at the door.

The way to handle this situation is to explain that many factors influence marriage and invite her to make an appointment to meet with you at a more appropriate time where you can gently go over how it all works and put her straight on this matter.

 

You are the Authority

Remember, as an astrologer (and as an astrology student) you are deemed the authority in all matters of an astrological nature.

From the point of view of your clients and the general public you are the wizard and as such you need to be careful to do no harm.

Your Chart

Look at your chart to see what your Saturn (respect and boundaries), Uranus (astrology) and Pluto (secrets) reveal about you and your approach to ethics and privacy.

Give some thought to the issues discussed above and it could help you decide where you stand.

Conclusion

Every astrologer has their own opinion on these introductory matters. It would do you well to think about what your views are before attempting a chart interpretation.

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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Ethics and Privacy

In your astrology journal, please do the following:

  • Consider three possible ways you may be challenged in your astrology business with family and friends surrounding ethics and privacy.
  • Decide if you will reveal information about a client’s chart to the person who pays for the consultation.
  • Consider which types of requests you will decline e.g. “Why did he die, can you look at his death chart?” “I’m sixteen years old, will you read my chart and not tell my parents?” “I think my partner is having an affair, will you read their chart for me but not tell them, I have the details for you?”

Extend Yourself

  • Write an astrological personal privacy statement which can be used on your website and in correspondence with potential clients (100 words).

 

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Children’s Astrology

This is a series of topics on Children's Astrology. Many people do not know that a child can have their chart cast as well as well as grown-ups. That children are able to have their birth chart read is sometimes news to people. If you think only adults consult an...

Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter Enters Pisces Jupiter’s Astronomy Jupiter entered the sign of Pisces on May 13th, 2021 for the first time in twelve years. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and is traditionally known as "The Greater Benefic" which means it is a really good...

The Asteroids

The Asteroids

The Asteroids

The asteroids orbit the Sun and they are solar system bodies.

They are smaller than the planets and their paths lie mainly between Mars and Jupiter.

They are found in what is called “The Asteroid belt” which is a space between the personal planets (Sun to Mars) and the social planets (Jupiter and Saturn).

Bode’s Law states that there will be a planet found in the space between Mars and Jupiter.

The earlier astronomers looked for it, and that is how Ceres the biggest and was the first asteroid to be discovered.

The Big Four Asteroids

The four largest asteroids are Ceres, Juno, Vesta and Pallas Athene.

The big four asteroids were discovered first because they are so large, and they could be seen with the early telescopes.

These are the main asteroids and they are the ones you will learn about here.

In 2006 Ceres, was reclassified as a dwarf planet (just like Pluto) due to its mass.

This special status conferred onto Ceres has brought Ceres into many astrologer’s main practices and you will often see it in printed charts.

The Asteroid Belt

The main asteroid belt lies between Mars and Jupiter and contains millions of varying sized objects some as large as the planet Pluto and some the size of a potato.

There are three areas where asteroids are found.

The main belt is where most of the astrology asteroids lie, and the Greeks and the Trojans which are groups that lie equally before and after on Jupiter’s orbit path at a sextile.

Asteroids and the Feminine

All the asteroids are named after Goddesses.

They are mostly female.

Female goddess asteroids balance out the male dominated planets such as Sun, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron in a chart.

Female Family

The four main asteroids are all named after the females in a family.

In the myth of Jupiter, we see the asteroid names.

Ceres was Jupiter’s mother, Vesta was his sister, Juno was Jupiter’s wife and Pallas Athene was his daughter.

Asteroid Names

There are hundreds of asteroids and many of them have names which can be used in chart interpretation.

You may discover that there is an asteroid with your name and if so, it may have a special meaning for you in your chart.

The name an asteroid has reflects its meaning.

Many asteroids were named after Greek and Roman myths and the asteroid with the corresponding name has the meaning of the myth.

Asteroid Orbits

Generally, the asteroids take around four to five years to orbit the Sun.

Their paths lie between Mars, which has a two year orbit, and Jupiter, with its twelve year orbit, although some asteroid orbits are longer.

Ceres

Ceres was the first asteroid to be discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi on January 1, 1801 in Palermo, Sicily.

Ceres Keywords:

  • Mother and Earth mother.
  • Physical nurturing, food, cooking, nutrition and eating disorders.
  • The parent/child relationship, parental kidnapping and custody battles.
  • Food production in general.
  • The nurturing principle and where and how you feel nurtured.
  • Love and comfort.
  • Infertility and barrenness.
  • Fear of abundance.
  • Cereals and the harvest.

Body Parts  

Uterus and upper intestine.

Pallas Athene

Discovered in 1802.

Pallas Athene Keywords:

  • The father/daughter relationship and your relationship with your father.
  • Mental nurturing.
  • Your ability to weave, see patterns and link ideas.
  • Your survival instinct.
  • The arts.
  • Creative intelligence.
  • Intelligence, cerebral.
  • Creative intuition and defense.

Body Parts  

The kidneys and the immune system.

Juno

Juno is the third asteroid and was discovered in 1804.

Juno Keywords:

  • Wife, marriage, commitment and your soul mate.
  • Beauty, fashion and flowers.
  • Relationship renewal and committed partnerships.
  • Betrayal, denial, and inequality.
  • Wife issues and powerlessness.

Body Parts

Female genitals.

Vesta

Vesta was the fourth asteroid to be discovered in 1807. Vesta is the second largest asteroid after Ceres.

Vesta Keywords:

  • Sister, virgin, goddess, chastity, pure, and perfect.
  • Keeper of the hearth. Sorority.
  • Locks and keys.
  • Investments and insurance.
  • Self-renewal.
  • Dedication, devotion, and self-sacrifice.
  • Promiscuity, segregation, apartheid, and denial.
  • Fear of intimacy.

Body Parts  

The hymen.

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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Asteroids

In your astrology journal do the following:

  • On your birth chart, note the sign and house positions of the big four asteroids Ceres, Juno, Vesta and Pallas Athene.
  • List any asteroid conjunctions to other planets.
  • Find out if there is an asteroid named after you, and if so, get the position and draw this special asteroid in your chart.

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The Opposition Aspect

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The Astrological Modes

The Astrological Modes

Modes

There are three modes (modality, quadruplicities or qualities). The three modes are cardinal, fixed, and mutable. Each sign has one mode. Every mode has four signs associated with it.

The four Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

The four Fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.


The four Mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.

Modal Emphasis

Balanced Mode

The modes are balanced when they are spread evenly (as much as you can evenly spread seven into three).

For example, three planets in cardinal signs, two in fixed signs and two in mutable signs are considered in balance.

 

Strong Mode

A mode is considered strong when there are at least two more planets in the mode than the next best mode.

For example, four planets in cardinal signs, two in air and one in a mutable sign makes the cardinal mode strong.

Weak Mode

A mode is weak when there are no planets in the mode.

For example, three planets in cardinal, four in fixed and no planets in a mutable sign makes the mutable mode weak.

Cardinal Meaning

Strong Cardinal

People with many planets in the cardinal signs usually start things.

They are self-motivated, have goals and are the leaders of the zodiac.

Cardinal signs initiate change.

Weak Cardinal

A lack of planets in the cardinal signs suggests the individual is not one for starting things or getting things going.

For a weak cardinal person procrastination may be an issue.

Fixed Meaning

Strong Fixed

Those with many planets in fixed signs stick to things and can complete things.

They are tenacious, reliable, stubborn and steadfast. They are resistant to change to the extent that they may have to overcome inertia.

Weak Fixed

A shortage of fixed planets in the signs indicates the person has a certain wavering in life.

Mutable Meaning

Strong Mutable

Strong mutable signs are flexible, adaptable and inclusive.

They are accommodating, adjustable, amenable to change and they can move things along.

Weak Mutable

When there are no planets in a mutable sign it imparts some rigidity to the individual.

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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Modes

In your astrology journal, and only counting the seven visible planets from the Sun to Saturn, do the following:

  • Note which planets are in the cardinal mode.
  • Note which planets are in the fixed mode.
  • Note which planets are in the mutable mode.
  • Decide if there is a modal emphasis or a lack of any mode.
  • Write a brief interpretation of your chart’s mode strengths and weaknesses (50 words).

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The Lunar Nodes

The Lunar Nodes

Lunar Nodes The Lunar Nodes are points in a chart and they are an interesting part to the whole story when you read a chart. When I first started doing astrology I was not thrilled with lunar nodes as a concept as I was more interested in solar astrology being a Leo....

The Astrological Elements

The Astrological Elements

Astrological Elements

Elements

There are four elements or triplicities in astrology; fire, earth, air, and water.

Each sign is attributed to one element.

Every element has three signs.

The elements show how we experience and process the world around us.


Fire

The three Fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

The fire signs are masculine.

Earth

The three Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

All earth signs are feminine.

Air

The three Air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

Every air sign is masculine.

Water

The three Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

Each water sign is feminine.

Which Planets to Count?

Only count the seven visible planets which are, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

Your total will add up to seven.

The reason for this limited count is that you want a quality count and not a quantity count.

The visible planets have been in human consciousness since man (and woman) evolved.

We are fully aware of them.

Whereas the other planets are relatively new.

Elemental Balance

The elements are considered to be in balance when the planets are equally spread amongst them.

For example, one planet in a fire sign, two in earth signs, two in air signs and two in water signs shows the elements are in balance.

Elemental Strength

An element with two planets more than the next best element is considered strong.

For example, four planets in fire signs and two in earth signs, zero in an air sign and one in a water sign will give a fire emphasis as there are two planets more in fire than in earth.

Elemental Weakness

An element without planets is considered weak.
For example, in a chart where there are no planets in fire, none in earth, four in air and three in water, fire and earth are both weak.

Fire Element Meaning

Strong Fire

Strong fire people will make things happen by creating a spark.

They use their intuition to make decisions.

Generally, fire people are optimistic, enthusiastic, inspirational, faithful, stimulating and positive.

Weak Fire

A lack of planets in fire indicates that inspiration and visualization may be in short supply.

Earth Element Meaning

Strong Earth

Strong earthy folk will bring things into reality and give them form.

They use sensations (touch, smell and taste) to make decisions. They are practical, realistic, useful, and can be slow moving.

Weak Earth

A shortage of planets in earth suggests the person is not well-grounded and may have an airy-fairy approach to life.

Air Element Meaning

Strong Air

Strong air individuals determine what things are, label them and then they inform others.

They use their thoughts and minds to process information, knowledge, ideas and concepts to make decisions.

They are often intellectual, good communicators, thoughtful, objective, positive, theoretical and they can deal in abstractions.

Weak Air

No planets in the element of air hints at an inability to think things through and to find a conclusion.

Water Element Meaning

Strong Water

Strong water souls experience feelings about things and they may give them care.

They use their feelings to accept or reject things depending on their likes and dislikes to make decisions.

Generally, they are sensitive, aware of atmospheres, introverted, impressionable and flexible.

Weak Water

When the water element is without planets, it implies an inability to understand emotions and what things and situations upset themselves and others.

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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Elements

In your astrology journal, and only counting the seven visible planets from the Sun to Saturn, do the following:

  • Note which planets are in the element of fire.
  • Note which planets are in the element of earth
  • Note which planets are in the element of air.
  • Note which planets are in the element of water.
  • Decide if there is an element emphasis or a lack.
  • Write a brief interpretation of your chart’s element strengths and weaknesses (50 words).

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Lunar Phases

Lunar Phases

The Lunar Cycle The Sun and Moon’s synodic cycle The Moon takes one month to orbit the Earth. The Moon phase cycle starts at New Moon when the Sun and the Moon are conjunct. This happens once every month. At New Moon we can’t see the Moon when it is close to the Sun...

Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter Enters Pisces Jupiter’s Astronomy Jupiter entered the sign of Pisces on May 13th, 2021 for the first time in twelve years. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and is traditionally known as "The Greater Benefic" which means it is a really good...

Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter Enters Pisces

Jupiter’s Astronomy

Jupiter entered the sign of Pisces on May 13th, 2021 for the first time in twelve years.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and is traditionally known as “The Greater Benefic” which means it is a really good planet.

Jupiter takes twelve years to do a full orbit of the Sun and it spends about one year in each sign.

This loosely relates to the Chinese Astrology of twelve years of the Rat, Tiger and Monkey etc.

Jupiter will be in Pisces until 2022.

 




Jupiter’s Sign Rulership

Jupiter is the planetary ruler of Sagittarius and it is also the traditional ruler of Pisces before Neptune was discovered.

This means that in traditional and Hellenistic astrology Jupiter will be in rulership in Pisces.

During the year that Jupiter will be in Pisces, Saturn will still be in Aquarius.

This means that both of the large planets will be strong in their own signs.

 

Who This Will Affect

Over the next year, I anticipate that if you are an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) or a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces), Jupiter will be more prominent for you.

If you are a fire sign (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) or an Air sign (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) sign then Saturn will probably be more influential for you.

As Jupiter transits through Pisces, it will affect each ascendant sign differently.

Check out how Jupiter’s passage through the sign of the Fish is likely to influence you by your ascendant sign below.

 





Aries Ascendent

Spirituality

During the next year you can anticipate a deeper connection to spirituality in your life.

If you are open to personal evolution, use this time to explore mysticism and your connection to faith, religion and how you see God.

Embrace meditation, prayer or yoga as tools to guide you through this time frame.

Live Your Dreams

This is the perfect time for you to create a dream for your life.

The first thing to do is to start a dream journal.

Every morning as you awake, jot down the main details about your dreams.

Déjà vu, visions, insights or flashes of inspiration that you receive during the day need to be paid attention to this year.

You can tune in to your clairvoyant abilities and use them to your advantage now.

Solitude

You probably will feel the urge to retreat from life a little more than usual now.

It is important that you have an adequate “me time” where you can spend an afternoon alone or maybe even a weekend to recharge your batteries.

Rest and recuperation are keywords for you this year.

Read more about Aries.



Taurus Ascendant

Friends

They say if you can count the number of friends you have on one hand you are doing well.

Not everyone has a large pal’s network, but Jupiter’s passage through Pisces offers you some ideal moments to broaden your connections with companions.

This will be an impeccable time for you to grow your network.

It could be that your entourage, or the people you know, gets bigger although you may not necessarily consider them BFFs.

Friends and associates that you meet now potentially will have a lasting impression upon you.

Learn Together

Try to reach out to other people and keep connections going.

Share what you know with others.

It can be very easy to forget about classmates and before you know it, months have gone by.

Every week reach out to someone just to say, “Hello.”

It is as important for you and it is for them.

Groups

Anticipate moving in different circles with evolved people who have thought-provoking conversations and whom you see almost as visionaries.

Be alert to any “a-ha” moments that can improve your life.

The ideal place for you to go would be to a book club where you can learn new things.

Read more about Taurus.


Gemini Ascendant

Career

As the greater benefic planet, Jupiter, enters your career sector you are likely to reach great heights in your chosen profession.

If you work for a company, you can anticipate moving up in some way, or taking on broader responsibilities.

Entrepreneur

If you are considering opening your own company this will be an ideal time to spread the word, broadcast and expand it.

If you have never considered opening your own business, this will be a brilliant time for you to look into it and discover all the possibilities.

Public Reputation

Whichever way you choose to go, you will be lucky in all your endeavors in the public domain this year.

This is the time when strangers will get to know your name.

Spruce up your online presence and remove any embarrassing photos from the past.

Be authentic.

Your life will be improved by influential people who first know you by your reputation and the recommendations of others.

Read more about Gemini.


Cancer Ascendant

Publish

This is the perfect time for you to publish anything that you’ve been working on it could be a book or it could be a blog post, or it could just be your opinion about something.

The important thing is to share your ideas with the world.

Jupiter will support you in getting your word out to the masses.

Educate

This is an ideal time for you to sign up for some adult educational classes or go back to school to finish that degree.

Use this time to explore thought-provoking subjects that interest you.

Anticipate an abundance of learning this year.

You may be surprised at the journey you take as you improve yourself through knowledge.

Travel

Although many cities are still in lockdown, you are likely to receive great offers to visit other places.

Become an armchair traveler, by reading books about the places you will visit one day.

Focus in on the art, architecture and cultural practices of other countries.

Consider every opportunity carefully but try to do some travelling this year.

Read more about Cancer.


Leo Ascendant

Offers

This will be a time when other people will offer you things.

You are likely to receive many gifts but some of them will come with strings.

Be very aware of offers to up your credit limit is and, as tempting as it may be, think carefully before excepting every opportunity offered to you this year.

Intimacy

This is a period where your private life is likely to grow.

All intimate relationships have the potential to become more satisfying.

If you’re naturally retiring, you may find that you are now open able to open up to explorations in the bedroom.

Donations

Donations will be a feature of this period and they could go either way.

You may need to lean on the support and resources of other people which could be presented either in time or money, alternatively, you will be approached to donate to other people.

It could be as simple as spending a Saturday night looking after someone’s grandma or it could be a huge sacrifice that you are being asked to make if someone requests an organ donation from you.

Read more about Leo.

Virgo Ascendant

Relationships

For all Virgos, your primary one to one relationships will be of paramount importance this year.

If you are single, you are likely to meet someone really special.

If you are already in a relationship, you will find newfound happiness with your significant other.

Make sure to spend enough time together so your relationship can grow and blossom.

Collaborations

This is the perfect time to collaborate with others.

Typically, it may come down to a business relationship where you decide to work together for a common cause, or you may establish an official partnership, so that you can both benefit from the synergy of working together.

Consider every opportunity and don’t dismiss any out of turn.

Take an optimistic attitude and you will benefit by working with other people this year.

Other People

This will be a time when you are extremely likely to meet more people.

Not everyone will become your best friend, but how do you treat people that you do meet in passing will be important now.

Make sure that your karmic message of care, respect and how you treat other people is impeccable, because your action now will come back to you later.

Read more about Virgo.





Libra Ascendant

Rituals

If you are a Libra, this is the time to get your day-to-day life organized.

Create simple morning and evening rituals to help you withstand the ravages of the day.

Health

Choose to focus on healthy eating that nourishes your body and wards off ill health.

If you need a medical check, get it done early and use that as the set point for all improvement.

Do not ignore any sniffles and act immediately for the slightest cut or graze.

Job

Your job is a focus this period.

If you are unemployed. you are more likely to find work now than at any other time.

If you are a part-time employed and looking, opportunities will come your way.

If you have a job already and are quite happy, you may find that you receive job offers that you had not considered.

The important thing to bear in mind during this Jupiter transit, is that there may be other ways of working on a job that you had not considered before and which might be just what you need.

Read more about Libra.

Scorpio Ascendant

Romance

Your love life is a focus now.

You will be more attractive and alluring than you have been for a long time.

If you are unattached, you are likely to go on multiple dates this year with a variety of people just to test the waters.

You don’t have to make a decision right now.

If you are in a committed relationship, it will be a brilliant time to set a “date night” to reconnect with your partner in a loving way.

This really is the time to love the one you’re with.

Children

Children and young people are likely to feature in your life now.

If you do not have any children, you will probably be associated with them in some way.

If you are a parent, you will find great happiness by spending time helping your children to develop.

Focus your energy on providing your kids a happy childhood.

Risk

This is a year where you are happy to take some risks.

It could be that you want to go skydiving or bungee jumping for your thrills.

But if that is not for you, you will find that investing in the stock exchange gives you enough excitement to keep you going.

The only issue here could be that you take too many risks and mortgage the farm without careful thought beforehand.

Set yourself a “mad money” cash budget before you enter a casino.

Read more about Scorpio.

Sagittarius Ascendent

Home

This is a year where you are likely to move house and depending on who you are, you may relocate multiple times.

Jupiter brings the urge to expand, so it could be that you want to get an additional room added to your home or work on finishing the basement.

You will have multiple good ideas through which to express this planetary energy.

The trick will be to know when to stop and not to take on a project that is way beyond your capabilities.

Family

In simple terms, your family is likely to expand this year which could happen in several ways.

A new child may be born, your daughter’s boyfriend could decide to move into your basement, or perhaps you take in your ageing parents to care for them.

Be prepared for people to be visiting and those who do will stay over a little longer than you had anticipated.

You are generous of spirit and this is the time to offer your home as shelter and succor to others.

Foundations

The foundations of your life will improve.

These changes can be shown in several ways.

You may finally accept the past and the family that you were born into as being OK.

This is a period to tap into your heritage and use it to support you as you go about your life.

Make sure you understand the origins of your family and choose to embrace some of these ideals in your current life.

2021 can be an important year when you get to know who you are and where you came from.

Read more about Sagittarius.

Capricorn Ascendent

Neighbourhood

This year all Sea Goats will busy themselves within their neighborhood.

You can express this energy by taking an evening walk through the parks or streets around where you live.

It is important for you to make a connection with your community now.

Short Training Courses

A perfect way for you to use this current Jupiter energy is by taking several short training courses.

These days, they may all be on Zoom, but if you get the opportunity to do a weekend class on something that interest you, take it.

Seek out  information in small chunks, or try several teachers and styles of classes this year.

There is no need to make a long-term commitment, but it is important that you dip your toe into topics that interest you.

Weekends away

Ideally you will feel recharged if you take a couple of weekends away.

There is no need for a long-term vacation, of course we don’t seem to do that anymore.

A change of scenery perhaps by spending time with family or friends or perhaps spending two nights at a lodge nearby will be enough for you.

Try to fit in one or two trips to places you have never been and you may surprise yourself by how interesting things are.

If your life has become a little jaded, a change of scenery could be all you need.

Read more about Capricorn.

Aquarius Ascendent

Money

Your finances will improve this year.

Jupiter, as the greater benefic, will bring income for you.

This could be in the way of pay, bonuses or tips for things that you have done.

Be aware that this largesse will not last forever.

Savvy Aquarians will bank as much as possible before the flow dries up.

Self-worth

This is a great time for you to work on your self-worth.

It is important to know your self-worth as it brings a confident air to your personality that other people find attractive.

Having positive self-worth is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

You feel good about yourself, therefore you exude confidence and ultimately other people feel confident in you and start to give you things.

Values

Your personal values will be a focus at this time.

Things that you value above money, such as integrity, will become of paramount importance for you now.

Spend your time wisely and with people whom you find uplifting and supportive.

Read more about Aquarius.

Pisces Ascendent

Self-care

This is the year to get your self-care routine in place.

You have to put yourself first and number one in your life.

If you do not look after yourself, you cannot look after anyone else either.

It’s like when you’re on an airplane and the oxygen mask drops down, you must put your mask on first before you can turn to aid others.

Engage

This really is your year as Jupiter passes through your sign it will bring abundance, opportunity and luck.

Choose to live life to your full potential.

Do not hesitate to step forward into things, situations and relationships that interest you.

You only have one life to live, and it is not a dress rehearsal.

For all Pisces people, this is your year, so embrace it.

You are at the threshold of living an authentic life that will bring satisfaction to you.

Listen to what other people are saying, but make your own decisions at all times.

Get outside, step into the sunshine and live your best life

The only downside is that excesses may swamp you later.

Image

Self-image is huge for you now.

Get a haircut, book a makeover and step out into the world.

This is the year to chuck out all the ratty old clothes in your wardrobe.

Purge tired shoes and make sure that everything you wear truly reflects your inner self.

How you look sends a message to others.

You need to make sure that your outer world truly reflects your inner heart.

This is a time to be genuine, honest and wholehearted in everything you do.

An air of positivity is likely to surround you now.

Read more about Pisces.

 




Starzclass

Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Jupiter in Pisces

In your astrology journal, and referring to your natal chart, please do the following:

  • Decide on the condition of Jupiter in your natal chart.
  • Find the house that transiting Jupiter is in now.
  • Note which planets and points Jupiter will conjoin, oppose and square (use a one degree orb) as it passes through Pisces.
  • State the date that Jupiter will change houses for you as it transits in Pisces.

Extend Yourself

  • Write a short interpretation on Jupiter transiting Pisces and how it may potentialy unfold for you. Consider the houses, conjunctions and hard aspects (100 words).

 

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Eclipses of 2021

Eclipses of 2021

by Alison Price

Eclipses of 2021

In 2021 there are two eclipse seasons with a total of four eclipses, two lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses.

First Eclipse Season

In the first eclipse season of 2021 there is a lunar eclipse on May 26th and a solar eclipse June 10th.

 

Zero Aries

These charts are set for Zero Aries house system, Vancouver and the Pacific time zone.

The eclipses may actually occur the day before or after in your part of the world.

 

 





Eclipse Table 

Second Eclipse Season

In the second eclipse season of 2021 there is a lunar eclipse on November 19th and a solar eclipse on December 4th.




Millennial or Gen “Z”? Astrology has the Answer

Millennial or Gen “Z”? Astrology has the Answer

How to Tell if You are a Millennial or a Gen “Z” with Astrology

Preamble

The other day I was having a patio lunch with my daughter.

She spoke about how sometimes she feels she relates better with Gen “Z” than the Millennials.

She was born around the division between the two generations and the Millennials is where she felt she was.

This got me thinking, and I have some answers for those born on the cusp of the Millennial / Gen “Z” generations with the help of astrology, of course.

 

Introduction

Categorizing people into generations is a way to analyze trends in society.

One generation group will do things this way and the next cohort will do things another.

The specific dates when one generation ends, and another begins are blurred.

Astrology has a way to categorize each generation by the outer planets.

Heck, the outer planets are even called the “Generational Planets.”

 




 


Visible Planets

The seven visible planets are the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

They are called the visible planets because you can go outside and look (GOAL) up at the night sky and see all of the seven planets.

Generational Planets

The three generational planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

The generational planets are outside the usual visible planets realm from the Sun to Saturn.

Uranus

Uranus is the modern ruler of the sign of Aquarius the Water Bearer.

The traditional ruler for Aquarius is Saturn.

Uranus takes seven years to pass through one sign.

Neptune

Neptune is the modern ruler of the sign of Pisces the Fish.

The traditional planetary ruler for Neptune is Jupiter.

Neptune takes around fourteen years to transit a signa.

Pluto

Pluto is the modern ruler of the sign of the scorpion, Scorpio.

The traditional ruler of Scorpio is Mars.

Pluto takes, on average, 25 years to transit each sign, but this can be wildly different for Pluto as its orbit is more elliptical than the other planets.

It is much faster through Scorpio (20 years)  than Taurus (35 years.)


Named Generations List

The named generations list, as referenced in Wikipedia, shows the current thinking for each generation’s years.

  • Lost Generation: 1883 – 1900
  • Greatest Generation: 1901 – 1927
  • Silent Generation: 1928 – 1945
  • Baby Boomers: 1946 – 1964
  • Generation “X” (Gen “X”): 1965 – 1980
  • Millennials (Gen “Y”): 1981 – 1996
  • Generation “Z” (Gen “Z”, Zoomers): 1997 – 2011
  • Generation Alpha (Gen “A”): 2012 – 2025
  • Generation Beta (Gen “B”): 2025 –

Millennials and Gen “Z”

Millennials are those who achieved adulthood around the year 2000. They are widely accepted as having been born loosely between 1981 and 1996.

Generation “Z” are those born after the Millennials. They are widely accepted as having been born loosely between 1997 to 2011.

 

Outer Planets  and Generations

Astrology has a way to differentiate between the generations.

We are specifically looking at the border between the Millennials and Generation Z people.

This time frame could also be called a cusp between the generations.

Let’s take a closer look at where the outer planets were between these two generations.

The years we are zooming in on are 1995 and 1996.

We are going to look at where the outer planets were and which zodiac signs they were in at this cusp moment.

 


Note: If your birthday is on any date 
in the table above, you will have to 
cast your birth chart to find out 
exactly which signs your outer planets 
were in when you were born.

You are a Millennial if…

You are a definitely Millennial if you have Uranus in Sagittarius, or Capricorn and you have Pluto in Scorpio.

Millennials may have Pluto in either Libra or Scorpio.

Millennials may have Neptune in either Sagittarius or Capricorn.

Millennials may have Uranus in either Sagittarius or Capricorn.

You are a Gen “Z” if…

You are definitely Gen “Z” if you have Uranus in Aquarius or Pisces, and you have Pluto in Sagittarius

Gen “Z” may have Pluto in either Sagittarius or Capricorn.

Gen “Z” may have Neptune in either Capricorn or Aquarius.

Gen “Z” may have Uranus in either Aquarius or Pisces.

 




Moon Phases

Moon Phases

Moon Phases

Your Astrology Journal

I love making my astrology journal and creating interesting pages that are zodiac themed.

At the moment I’m using a Leuchtturm1917 journal. I chose the one with a yellow cover as I like that.

Moon Phase Keywords Page

On this page, I’ve listed the eight Moon phases.

The lunar phases in order are:

  • New Moon
  • Crescent
  • First Quarter
  • Gibbous
  • Full Moon
  • Disseminating
  • Last Quarter
  • Balsamic

I’ve drawn how each phase appears like when you look up at the Moon.

At the New Moon, the Moon is all dark and you cannot see the Moon.

At the Full Moon the whole of the Moon is illuminated, and you can see it clearly in the night sky.

 

Moon Phase Keywords for each lunar phase.

Moon Phase Keywords

 





The Lunar Cycle

The Sun and Moon’s Synodic Cycle

The Moon takes one month to orbit the Earth.

The Moon phase cycle, known as the synodic cycle, starts at New Moon when the Sun and the Moon are conjunct.

This happens once every month.

At New Moon, we cannot see the Moon as it is close to the Sun

The Moon starts to grow in light every day in the waxing part of the cycle.

Around day fourteen it reaches the Full Moon when we can see the most light from the Moon.

It begins the waning part of the cycle reducing in light back to the New Moon.


The Light and Dark of the Moon

The Moon is mainly dark for half of the month and mainly light for half of the month.

The darker half is during the last quarter, balsamic, new moon and crescent phases.

The light half is the first quarter, gibbous, full moon and disseminating phases.

This light/dark difference is symbolic and has much to say about the meaning of the Moon and its phases.

 

Lunar phase aspects showing the light and dark sides of the Moon's cycle.


Lunar Phases in the Chart

The lunar phases are based on the angular relationship between the Sun and the Moon.

If the luminaries are in aspect to each other, the aspect between them must be considered highly in the chart interpretation.


Moon Timing

The synodic cycle is around twenty-nine and a half days.

The Moon is in each phase for around three and a half days.

The Moon is in each sign around two and a half days.

Planetary Phases

The planets also have phases shown by their relationship to the Sun and particularly the inferior planets Mercury and Venus.


Eight Lunar Phases

There are eight lunar phases, four in the waxing period and four in the waning period.

Even if the Moon is not in aspect to the Sun, it will be in the phase shown below.

 

Each phase begins at the exact aspect and runs through until the next aspect.

Lunar phases are closely related to the aspects between the Moon and the Sun.

Table with the eight lunar phases and the corresponding angle and aspect.





Moon Phases and the Growth Cycle

The cycle of the Moon can be symbolically correlated to a plant’s life-cycle.

It can also be related to the yearly solar cycle and the seasons.

This correlation shows the driving essence of each lunar phase which is expressed through individual charts.

 

New Moon Phase – Germination

The seed is in the dark, underground and germinates.

It is a delicate time, and it can be touch and go if the seed and plant will survive.

It is the beginning. Winter Solstice – December 21st.

Crescent Phase – First Leaf

The fresh sprout breaks through the soil into the light and the first leaves form.

During this time the little seedling grows and strengthens. Imbolc – February 1st.

First Quarter Phase – Roots and Growth

Stronger roots appear to stabilize the plant.

Fast growth happens as the plant strives to reach full potential.

Bigger leaves form and branches thicken.

The Vernal Equinox around March 21st and the start of spring in the northern hemisphere.

Gibbous phase – Buds and Blossom

The plant starts to bloom as buds and blossom form showing potential.

The plant is now established, and you can see what it will become.

This time relates to Beltane around May 1st when the Sun is at 15 degrees Taurus.

Full Moon Phase – Flowers and Fruit

The flower becomes the fruit. The plant puts forth its full sweet bounty.

The fruits of its efforts are available for all to see.

The fruit ripens.

The summer solstice is around June 21st and signals the start of summer in the northern hemisphere.

Disseminating Phase – The Harvest

This is the harvest phase where fruits are harvested.

It is the culmination of the plant as it gives up its bounty to others.

This relates to Lamas around August 1st and when the Sun is at 15 degrees Leo.

Third Quarter – Decomposition

Now the planet begins to decompose and withers.

The leaves fall, and the remaining flowers make seed pods for next year.

Seed pods explode as the plant casts forth its life potential for the next cycle.

This is known as the fall or autumn equinox around September 21st and signals the start of Autumn in the northern hemisphere.

Balsamic Phase – Rest and Lying Fallow

Seeds become buried in the dark and bulbs stay hidden underground.

The plants rest.

Nothing is happening as the ground lies fallow.

The wait.

This relates to Halloween on October 31st and when the Sun is at fifteen degrees Scorpio.

 

 





Four Waxing Moon Phases

In the waxing half of the Moon’s cycle, the four phases are new moon, crescent, first quarter and gibbous.

During the waxing half of the month, the light of the Moon is growing.


New Moon

Instinct

You see life through your own eyes, and not the eyes of others.

Subjective

You are subjective and struggle to see another person’s point of view.

Starts projects

You enjoy beginning new projects. You are good at starting jobs but not so good at finishing them. You have lots of energy and are independent.

Emergence

You have the potential to emerge and do good things. At this stage, we don’t know.

Self-involved

Concerned with your life and your issues.


Crescent

Forward

You feel compelled to move forward in your life.

You can do this when you have a strong foundation underneath from which to launch.

Self-belief

You have an opportunity to grow in your belief in yourself.

As your life unfolds and expands, you will become more comfortable with the feelings you have about your future path.

Eager confidence

You will probably face the future eagerly.

In time you possibly will develop inner confidence.


First Quarter

Forceful

You perhaps have the forcefulness of youth, and there will likely be much subjective activity throughout your life.

You prefer to lay a good base for your future and will take action to make this so.

Growth and building

You are likely to construct your own plans to suit yourself.

Your life is expected to be filled with lots of personal growth and experiences with which you can build a firmer foundation for your personal future.

Strong-willed

You are usually strong-willed, and some may even say ruthless.

Crisis in action

You have controlled energy expenditure which comes in bursts, and much can be done.


Gibbous

Contribute

You generally have a desire to contribute something of value to society.

You probably understand broad concepts and may have an impulse to clarify and work towards your personal goals or for a cause.

Overcome

You are an individual who can overcome obstacles.

You have a youthful approach to life.

Perfection

There is effort spent to get better at what you do.

 





Four Waning Moon Phases

The four phases in the waning half of the Moon’s cycle are full moon, disseminating, last quarter and balsamic.

During the waning half of the lunar cycle, the light of the Moon is diminishing.


Full Moon Phase

Clarity

You can see the other person’s point of view, and it is clear to you. You are very self-aware. You can discriminate between truth and lies.

Illumination

You can see the big picture and use broad strokes. It is all quite clear to you now.

Mature

You are supremely confident and have a mature outlook on life. You are realistic and accept things as they are.

Relationships

You can build fulfilling relationships confidently. You approach life through an adult’s eyes, and there are no illusions.


Disseminating Phase

Transmit information

You are likely to have the desire to transmit what you have learned through both study and your personal, worldly experiences.

Probably you quickly disseminate ideas to pass on to others.

It is as though you are on a crusade to share your learning.

Knowledge dispersal

Perhaps you wish to spread your wisdom and knowledge with other people as a disciple would. You can probably use demonstration as a tool to impart your grasp of situations.

Convey Awareness

It is vital for you to let others know what you know and share your beliefs with them. You wish to make contact.


Last Quarter Phase

Objective

This indicates that you are fundamentally objective and can pass on your experience and sow seed for the future.

Crisis in consciousness

You may spend much time reorienting your outlook. You may have a crisis in consciousness and be able to change your beliefs into concrete thoughts. Old values become useless.

Pioneer

You perhaps can be a pioneer in your day, and, with time, posterity will appreciate you.

You may be tiresome and stubborn.

Readjustment and Reorientation

You may feel it has all come to naught and that it was not worth the bother.

A transformation emerges as you process life’s cycles.


Balsamic Phase

Release

You can become released from issues.

You are likely to be visionary and have a confident belief in the future.

Sacrifice and surrender

You may be called upon to sacrifice something in your life as a martyr perhaps.

You need to surrender to the karmic cycle of life.

Closure

You are good with the closure of both relationships and situations but will mourn for what has past.

 





Moon Extras

The Moon your Mother and food.

Creating Good Habits with the Moon

New Moon Wishing


 

 

Horoscopes Overview

Horoscopes Overview

June 2021 Horoscopes

Overarching Astrological Theme

Each month there are different themes brought forward as the celestial bodies dance around the Sun. These movements create a never-ending rhythm of cosmic energy shifts that I have interpreted for you.

Note, I use Universal Time for all our horoscope work so as to be inclusive and to cater for everyone around the globe.

 





Planets

As the planets move through the zodiac, they change signs and adjust their direction. Each planet has a couple of particular signs that they really love to be in and with which they resonate well.

You know yourself you may prefer to visit Aunt Agatha’s place, because you feel welcome there.

The planets also have a few signs that are difficult for them to be their best.

Maybe you don’t like vising Aunt Alex’s place because you feel stifled or restricted in some way. This is how the planets are as well.

These shifts of planetary energy are what we astrologers look at.

 

Moon

We also take a closer look at the Moon and pay close attention to the New Moon and Full Moon each month.

If there are any eclipses they will be highlighted as well.


Venus enters Cancer

On June 2nd, Venus enters Cancer.

Interpretation

As Venus enters the sign of the Crab, many people’s financial situations can be helped by a more frugal approach. Romance will be closer to home, so look to people you live with and those who visit your place for amorous encounters.


Mars enters Leo

On June 11th, Mars enters fiery Leo.

Interpretation

Fiery Mars enters sizzling Leo to get some bursts of action in your life. Expect to have a few things on the go and eventually what is meaningful, and worthy will rise above it all. Keep all of your options alive as long as you can and avoid closing doors on people and situations this month.


Saturn squares Uranus

On June 14th, Saturn, at 13° Aquarius, makes another square to Uranus to 13° Taurus.

Who this will affect

This will affect anyone with planets or points at 13° of the fixed signs which are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.

Interpretation

This powerful square suggests that responsibility and freedom are challenged. If you have allowed your life to become stagnant this will be the time when changes will occur.

This is the moment to get out of a rut to accept new and exciting situations into your life.


Solar Eclipse in Gemini

On June 10th, there is an annular solar eclipse at 19°47′ Gemini at the North Node.

With a totality of 3 minutes 51.2 seconds which astrologically converts to an influence for 3 months and 25 days, or up until around October 4th, 2021.

Find out more about New Moon Wishing.

Interpretation

This solar eclipse brings themes of future focus and communication.

What you scheme, plot and plan or hear on this day will set the stage for the whole next month.

This is the perfect day for an interview or to get your credentials under the nose of someone who matters.

Get ready before hand and plan to read a new book that will improve yourself through some positive and uplifting stories which you can use as a template for your life.

Affirmations

Use the eclipse day (June 10th) to state meaningful personal affirmations around your contacts, ongoing conversations and all buying or selling where you have to sign on the dotted line.

You can prepare your affirmations beforehand.

For example:

  • I will reach out to others whom I have been ignoring this month.
  • I think deeply before I speak.
  • I will write my journal every morning.

You can think of some more affirmations to put out at the solar eclipse that relate to Gemini and will be in effect until the next New Moon on July 10th.

If you know in which house in your birth chart this solar eclipse falls in your chart, then focus your affirmations on that area of your life.


Jupiter’s Retrograde Cycle Begins

This year Jupiter is retrograde from June 20th, at 02º11′ Pisces, through to October 18th, at 22º19′ Aquarius.

Jupiter will pass back into Aquarius for a brief time as well like you’ve left school or work, but now you are going back to unpack your locker and hand in the keys.

Who This Affects

This particular Jupiter station retrograde will affect people with birthdays on 20th, 21st and 22nd of February intensely.

The Jupiter station direct will powerfully affect anyone born on 10th, 11th and 12th of February.

It will also influence anyone born between the 10th to 22nd of February, or people with planets or points between 22º Aquarius to 2º Pisces.

Jupiter will form three direct conjunctions by transit to these planets or points.

Interpretation

In general Jupiter retrograde brings themes of rehearsal, retracing and reduction.

If this Jupiter retrograde period makes contact to your chart through a conjunction, there will be restricted growth for a while.

It may dawn on you that you need more education in your field.

This is a good time to address your intellectual improvement.

Use these months (June to October) well as they are an excellent period to review and research your knowledge base to select future courses for college or other adult education opportunities.


Sun Enters Cancer – Solstice

On June 21st the Sun enters Cancer.

Interpretation

This is the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern.

It is a turning point in the year and themes of circling the wagons and preservation of family will be strong.

There is an air of quiet confidence now.


Mercury Stations Direct

Mercury ends its retrograde cycle on June 22nd at 16° 09′ Gemini.

Who This Affects

The Mercury station direct will powerfully affect anyone born on the 6th, 7th or 8th of June.

Interpretation

Now there is a release and deals, purchases, paperwork, and any documents that you have to sign in particular, can go more smoothly.


Full Moon

On Thursday June 24th, there is a Full Moon at 3°28′ Capricorn.

Who This Affects

The June Full Moon will specifically affect you if your birthday is on 23rd, 24th or 25th December.

Interpretation

This Full Moon occurs at the Moon’s north node which suggests themes of looking towards your future with anticipation.

You may not actually step forward, but you can see the possibilities.


Neptune Stations Retrograde

This year Neptune is retrograde from June 25th, at 23º12′ Pisces, to December 1st at 20º24′ Pisces.

Who This Affects

This particular Neptune station retrograde will affect people with birthdays on 13th, 14th and 15th March intensely.

The later Neptune station direct will powerfully affect anyone born on 10th, 11th or 12th of March.

It will also influence anyone born between 10th to 15th of March, or people with planets or points between 20º to 23º Pisces who will experience a three-contact conjunction to their natal planet or point from Neptune.

Interpretation

In general, Neptune retrogrades brings themes of, rehearsal, reflection and refresh.

Neptune is very strong in its own sign of Pisces.

Neptune’s retrograde cycle in the sign of the Fish can be a time for more realism and a release from limiting beliefs that may have held you back.

You are likely to see many things clearly now.

This period will encourage your artistic, musical and spiritual side to become more apparent which is especially the case if transiting Neptune conjoins a planet or point in your natal chart.


Venus enters Leo

On June 2nd, Venus enters Leo.

Interpretation

Now there is a shift of energy as you look for creative solutions around your love affairs.

If you are single, you will be more open to a romantic encounter although it may not get heavy immediately as this is the time to play it cool.

If you are in a meaningful relationship, this period will bring more heart to the affair and now engage yourself whole heartedly with your fun-loving partner.


Each Signs Horoscopes

Aries

Taurus

Gemini

Cancer

Leo

Virgo

Libra

Scorpio

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces

 





 

Virgo Horoscopes

Virgo June 2021

Read more about this month’s planetary movements (for aspiring astrologers).

Read more about Virgo in general.


Money

This is a great month for your reputation as the solar eclipse on June 10th occurs in your career zone.

Improvements in your public life will trickle down to your learning abilities and that’s what this makes this an important moment. Also eclipses I’ve seen moments when something good can be begun.

Mercury, your planetary ruler, will start to move forward again on the 22nd.

This is important as it occurs in an area that affects your reputation.

What others say about you and how they discuss you Will be improved now.

You can anticipate that someone will refer you perhaps for a career change that is in your favor.

Everyone you speak to now will form an opinion about you and you want to make sure it is positive.





Wellbeing

Mars enters your private wellbeing sector on June 11th would you galvanize you into action to get your life on track and beat the competition.

But wait, the only person you should be competing with is yourself.

Get real about where you are in your health and wellness so you can measure improvements from this point onwards.

Do not compare yourself to others, you do you.

Virgo June 2021

Love

The Capricorn Full Moon on June 24th will illuminate your romantic life.

This is a time when you can see exactly what your relationship is all about which may be very different to what you thought it was all about.

Jupiter will station in your partnership area on June 20th to bring a halt to any extreme behaviour from either of you.

Now you can take stock and really appreciate each other in a loving way.

And that’s not all, Neptune will station in your partnership area on June 22nd to add a little mystery and elusion to any committed relationships.

Even if you suspect something fishy is going on let it go because all will be clear next month.

Creativity

The best days for you to tap into your artistic gene this month or the 23rd or 24th.

This is the time that the moon is passing through your creative sector which indicates that you will feel more like being creative in general.

Pay attention to your mood as you wake up these mornings and use that to guide you in all your creative output.

Vision

This will be the perfect time to take a health check surrounding your life path.

If you have a five year or 10-year plan about where you think you should be at certain ages in your life this is the time to review it.

It is likely that you feel you are being over ambitious, and perhaps you are, so take a careful look at your plans.

An older man is likely to offer you some amazing and valuable advice.





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Aries Horoscopes

Aries June 2021

Creativity

Your creativity will be stirred this month around the third and fourth of June.

This is when the Moon will stimulate your creativity and the best way to use this energy is to tap into your feelings.

If you feel elated use that to create some positive artwork.

On the other hand, if you are feeling a little sad this may be the time to write a poem or some lyrics that reflect your mood.

 





Wellbeing

Jupiter will station in your private area on June 20th.

This suggests that it is the time for you to take stock and slow down to listen to your inner voice.

If possible, take the weekend of the 19th and 20th off and clear your calendar so you have time for self-reflection at home or in private.

Vision

The two best days this month for you to focus on your vision and life path management is the 22nd and 23rd.

This would be an ideal time to brainstorm some ideas, or you could enlist the support of people who have your back.

A personal guide or guru may come into your life now.

Money

The Capricorn Full Moon on June 24th will illuminate your career and so your money-making zone.

This will be a time where you can clearly see quite clearly where you’re going and what you need to do.

Choose to assess any potential new purchases well before you make a purchase.

Love

On Sunday the 27th, Venus enters your romance area to bring a special something to your love life.

This will be a beautiful time for romance for you. And it is likely to be the squishy type of romance with chocolates and red roses and Valentines.

If you are single, you are likely to be amused by someone who is interested in you during this month.

If you are already in a committed relationship, learn to appreciate the kind and loving things that your partner does for you and reciprocate.

 





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Scorpio Horoscopes

Scorpio Horoscopes

Scorpio June 2021

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Love

Your love life will chug along merrily for the first three weeks.

If you are single, there will be a few moments of passion.

If your already in a meaningful relationship, anticipate more highs than lows.

There may be some hesitation in your love life as both the planets Jupiter and Neptune station in your romance area on June 20th and 25th.

On June 22nd, you will receive information about your partner that could astound you.

It is likely that you will hear secrets or gossip that directly affect your intimate relationships.

 




Creativity

Your creative life is likely to be a bit of a roller coaster this month for the first two weeks you could confidently push forward with all your artistic projects.

Around the 20th Jupiter changes direction in your creative zone.

This indicates it is a time for you to go back over work you have already done.

The second half of June will be the ideal time to consider the direction you want your artistic and creative endeavours to take.

So, a project that started off as one thing may end up at something else entirely.

Money

The solar eclipse on June 10th occurs in your debt and borrowings zone.

Take this opportunity to put all spare cash into your credit card and bring down any high interest debt.

This will be a great time to seek the counsel of a financial advisor or to talk to people who are further down the wealth building road than you are.

Wellbeing

There are several days this month when you will feel at your best so look to the 3rd, 4th, 20th and 21st as positive and uplifting days for your overall well-being and mental and physical health.

Choose to get out and about in the sunshine to lift your mood as well.

Nothing will get you down on these days.

Vision

On June 2nd, Venus enters your vision area now it can be tempting to see your future through rose tinted spectacles.

If you feel the urge to gloss over challenging areas in your future you can do so now, but reality will kick back in next month.

The warmth and life-giving energy of the Sun enters your visionary area at the solstice to illuminate with light and warmth your life path.

You will probably make the best decisions about your future during this time frame as you were being authentic with yourself which is very important now.

 





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Libra Horoscopes

Libra June 2021

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Money

At the start of June, Venus enters your career area which is a beautiful thing.

This is a time when you are likely to appreciate the work you have which can be reflected in the income you will earn later.

Maintaining a positive attitude in your career will benefit you now.

To add to all the positive vibes going on for you and your finances, on June 21st as the Sun enters your career sector, good things will occur for you in the public domain.

People will be more inclined to view you in a positive light and overlook any minor issues.

 





Vision

The powerful solar eclipse on June 10th falls in your vision zone which indicates it is time to recalibrate your life path.

Any person you meet on this special day will have an influence on you for the rest of your life.

In the last week of this month, plan out your strategy for the future.

You are thinking clearly now and to devise a strategy would be a good thing.

If you are unsure where you are going, do a little research, but do not spend too much time being paralyzed without taking action.

 

Love

There is a challenging planetary aspect in the skies at the moment that focusses on your romance and intimate life.

The question is, “Should I stick with the tried and true or can I try something, or someone, new?”

If you are single, you may be tempted to take a risk on love. If you dare.

If you are already in a committed relationship, there will be a tantalizing offer of a flirtation which may or may not go further.

Be aware that this is a passing situation, and no definite decisions should be made surrounding your love life this month.

Creativity

Your most creative time this month for all Libras will be the third week of June but look out for any ideas you receive on the 14th and give them time to percolate through before you take action on them later.

One doesn’t just wake up one morning and say, “OK I’m going to be creative today,” the muse either appears or it doesn’t.

The best thing that you can do is make time in your diary around these dates and be ready with your sharpened pencil to capture the moment.

Wellbeing

The optimistic and buoyant planet Jupiter will station in your health area on June 20th this is a time for a rethink about how many additional things you can add to your plate before you become overloaded.

Two days later more celestial energy from Neptune well Adam material touch your physical and mental health.

Now is the time to pay attention to any dreams and give them full consideration but it is not the time to act.

On June 27th, beautiful Venus will slip into your quiet area which suggest it is an appropriate moment to make sure that your solitude space is pleasant and elegant.

Perhaps get a scented candle to help bring focus when you are meditating by yourself.

Now you can create a personal altar with crystals, flowers, and photographs that are meaningful for you.

Love yourself now.





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Chart Division

Chart Division

Chart Division Overview

Horoscopes developed with the early Greeks and Babylonians. These early astrologers made a conformation that all charts are represented in a certain way.

It is as though you are standing facing south with the east to your left and the west to your right. At this point, the north is below your feet.

The compass points, when placed on a birth chart, fall in unexpected places. Note the east is on the left, the west in on the right, the north is at the bottom, and the south is at the top.

Is this news to you? Well, that is where the word NEWS comes from North, East, West, and South. However, on a birth chart, the compass points are in different places.

 





The Angles

The four angles are the ascendant (ASC), the descendant (DEC), the Midheaven or Medium Coeli (MC) and the Immum Coeli (IC). There are two main axes in a chart, the ASC/DEC

Ascendant / Descendant axis – (Self / Other)

Ascendant meaning:

The impression you make on others. How others see you. It shows the self and your personality. The façade or mask you wear. It indicates the vehicle you use to get through life. The ascendant fronts for you. Other initially see your ascendant before they get to know you and then they see your Sun.

Descendant meaning:

The descendant gives ideas on how you treat other people and strangers. It shows your relationship with the general public. This point also indicates who you are looking for in a partner. The descendant shows your spouse in sharp focus.

Medium Coeli (MC) / Immum Coeli (IC) – (Public / Private)

MC meaning

The Midheaven is at the top of the chart, and it indicates how the world sees you. The Midheaven suggests your highest achievements possible. Life outside the home and your public persona are shown here. The MC has a lot to say about your career and how you carve a life out for yourself. It is about all the things you do in the public domain. It shows your public face as opposed to your private face.

IC meaning

The IC shows the foundations of your life and from where you are coming. It is your private life. It suggests your family dynamics and the inside of your home. It can indicate the situation in your twilight years.


More About Chart Division

Hemispheres

Quadrants

Triple Division – Houses

Houses