5 Planetary Complex Tips Chart Reading

5 Planetary Complex Tips Chart Reading

Chart Complexes

There are many techniques which you can use to read a birth chart and one highly popular method is with chart complexes.

A complex contains everything to do with a particular feature in a chart

You can have house complexes, point (Ascendant, Lunar node, Part of Fortune etc.) complexes and planetary complexes.

In this post we’re going to look at planetary complexes.

A Planetary Complex

Each planet in your chart will have its own complex.

There will be the Sun complex, the Moon complex, Jupiter’s complex and even Eris’ complex.

Planetary Complex Components

The five components that go to make a planetary complex are the planet’s:

  • Meaning
  • Sign
  • Aspects
  • Position
  • Influence

Let’s have a look at each planetary complex component in detail.

1 Planet’s Meaning

The planet in question always retains its core meaning.

For example, Mercury will always have the urge to communicate, and Mars will always have the urge to initiate actions.

Pay attention to a planet’s keywords.

2 Planet’s Sign

When considering a planet in a sign you always want to find if there is any essential dignity.

This feature itself is probably the most prominent influence when considering a planets complex.


A planet in rulership is resilient.

Planets in rulership can work at their full potential 100% of the time.

Any planet in its own sign has the urge to dominate and express itself in the person’s life.

This is likely to be one of the top planets in the chart.


A planet in exaltation, is robust and walks towards the light.

If there is an exalted planet and there are no planets in rulership, the exalted planet will push itself forward into the person’s life.


A planet in fall, will benefit from support from other planets to achieve its potential.

Planets in fall can easily be dragged down by challenges from the malefic planets.


A planet in detriment will struggle to express itself in this person’s life.

This planet will need a lot of work to see its positive energy.

A debilitated planet is likely to effortlessly turn towards the dark side.


A planet with face, steps forward and wants to help the person.


A planet with term, is usually a nice-to-have and will support any planet struggling to move forward.

3 Planetary Aspects

Challenges or support from other planets are shown by the aspects.

Most planets have aspects to the other planets.

Consider the nature of the aspects themselves and the planet making the aspect.

Hard Aspects

The hard aspects are the opposition, the contra-parallel, the square, the semi-square and the sesquiquadrate.

Hard aspects bring challenges and energy is required to overcome the friction or obstacles expressed by the aspect.

Soft Aspects

The soft aspects are the trine and the sextile.

Soft aspects bring ease and support and boost the planet in the nature of the other planet making the aspect.

Neutral Aspects

The neutral aspects are the conjunction and the parallel.

Impartial aspects may be supportive or non-energetic.

These unbiased aspects add robustness to the planet in question.

Unaspected Planets

A planet is unaspected if it does not receive a Ptolemaic aspect from another planet.

Do not consider aspects from the points when determining unaspectedness.

4 Planetary Position

There are some positions that planet may have in a chart which are more important than other placements.

It’s like being in the right place at the right time.

High in the Chart

When a planet is high and near the top, at the most elevated position or in the Midheaven Gauquelin sector in a chart, it becomes more significant.

A planet in this position supports what you do in the outside world and in the public domain.

East in the Chart

When a planet is placed in the east, at the Ascendant position, either rising or in the Ascendant Gauquelin sector or bothit attains more significance.

A planet in this position supports your personal brand, message and the impression you make on others.

Proximity to the Sun

When a planet has solar proximity by being either cazimi, combust or under-the-beams it may add to, or detract from, the planet’s ability to express itself.

A planet in this position needs further consideration.

5 Planetary Influence

Through the principle of chart division, we can slice the chart up in several ways.

A planet may have influence over several sectors of the chart although some planets have no sway through chart division.

Hemisphere Ruler

There are four hemispheres in each chart, the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern hemispheres.

When a planet is a hemisphere ruler by being on the cusp of the hemisphere, it brings a broad influence over half of the chart.

Either the self (Eastern hemisphere), others (Western hemisphere), the public life (Southern hemisphere) or the private life (Northern hemisphere).

If it is a tenant in the hemisphere that it rules, it increases its authority.

Quadrant Ruler

There are four quadrants in each chart the first, second, third and fourth quadrants.

When a planet is a quadrant ruler by being on the cusp of the quadrant, it has influence over one quarter of the chart.

If the planet is a tenant in the quadrant which it rules, it gains dynamic power.

House Ruler

There are twelve houses in each chart.

When a planet is a house ruler by being on the cusp of the house, it impacts the area of life shown by the house.

If the planet is a tenant in a house which it rules, is intensifies its dominance.

Triple Division Ruler

There are three triple divisions in a chart, the first, second and third triple division.

When a planet is a triple division ruler by being on the cusp of the division, it impacts the Me (first triple division), We (second triple division), or You (third triple division), message shown by the division.

If the planet is a tenant in a triple division which it rules, is intensifies the main keyword of the division (Me, We or You).

Influence Assessment

When analyzing a birth chart, go through and work out every planet complex and determine which are the dominant planets within a chart.

Having attained a full picture of each planet’s complex you can decide just how influential each planet is in the chart.

This may bring up some surprising results.

It is often at this time that you realize that perhaps the Sun and the Moon are not as influential as you thought and maybe Uranus is a dominant planet within a chart.

Birth Chart Steve Wozniak

Example Chart Steve Wozniak

Sun Planetary Complex

Meaning: Identity, ego and self-awareness.

Sign: Leo dignity sign ruler

Aspects Soft: Trine Chiron and sextile Neptune.

Aspects Neutral: Conjoined Pluto.

Position: 11th House. Dispositor tree top line.

Influence: Rules and is in the 11th House.

Moon Planetary Complex

Meaning: Feelings, reactions and needs.

Sign: Cancer in dignity sign ruler.

Aspects Hard: Square Mars.

Aspects Soft: Trine North Node

Aspects Neutral: Conjoined Venus.

Position: 10th House. Dispositor tree top line.

Influence: Cancer is intercepted so the Moon has no place to rule.

Mercury Planetary Complex

Meaning: Languages, ideas, thinking and trade.

Sign: Virgo dignity well placed.

Aspects hard: Semi-square Mars and square Chiron.

Aspects neutral: Conjunct and parallel Saturn so a double whammy.

Position: 12th house. Dispositor tree top line.

Influence: Rules Chart, rules and is in the Eastern hemisphere, rules and is in the Northern hemisphere, rules 1st quadrant, rules 4th quadrant, rules 1st house, 10th house and 12th house.

Jupiter Planetary Complex

Meaning: Growth, vision and luck.

Sign: Pisces retrograde, in dignity, has face essential dignity and is traditional sign ruler.

Aspects soft: Water Grand Trine with Mars and Uranus. Note these are the only Jupiter Aspects.

Position: In 6th house. Dispositor tree top line.

Influence: Rules and is in the Western hemisphere, rules and is in the 2nd quadrant and rules and is in the 6th House

Uranus Planetary Complex

Meaning: Computers and the internet, lateral thinking and breaks.

Sign: Cancer, no essential dignity.

Aspects soft: Water Grand Trine with Mars and Jupiter.

Aspects hard: Square Neptune.

Aspects neutral: Parallel Pluto.

Position: Most Elevated, Midheaven Gaquelin Sector and 10th house.

Influence: Rules 5th house.

Transiting and Progressed Planets

The planetary complexes indicate how that planet will fare and express itself for this person when it influences the chart by transit or progression.

Any planet which is weaker in the natal chart, when transiting or progressing the chart by aspect is likely to be weaker as well.

To know a planet’s natal strength can help determine whether as a forecast indicator it will be influential or not for this individual.

This shows up in instances where perhaps in a chart with a weak Saturn complex, and therefore their Saturn Return is not as challenging for that person as it is for the person whose Saturn is the most dominant planet in the chart by complex.



Aspiring Astrologer Activity

In your astrology journal and referencing your birth chart and a current ephemeris, please do the following:

working on charts


  • List the five key features of Planetary Complexes.
  • Choose every planet from the Sun to Pluto and list their Planetary Complexes.
  • Select the planet with most substantial and important Planetary Complex and fully analyze and get to know this planet.


  • See which house your most important planet (by planetary complex) is transiting today.
  • List the aspects it will make to your natal chart in the next twelve months and enter them in your calendar.
  • On a monthly basis, monitor these transits and ponder how they are unlolding in your life.

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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.

The Aspiring Astrologer – 52 Self-paced Astrology Lessons – Book

The Aspiring Astrologer – 52 Self-paced Astrology Lessons – Book

The Aspiring Astrologer – 52 Self-paced Astrology Lessons

I’m excited to share with you information about my new book The Aspiring Astrologer – 52 Self-paced Astrology Lessons now available on Amazon.

I’m going to give you a bit of a history of the evolution of this book and how it came about.

I’m also going to be sharing with you who this book is for and whether it would interest you or not.

Who This Book is For

New Astrology Students

This book is suitable for new astrology students.

If you have decided to learn a little astrology, then this is the book to help you get there.

Many people choose to know some astrology, and a few take the next step and discover a wonderful world of insights which astrology can provide.

This book will guide you to focus on key pointers in a birth chart, so you can read a chart quickly and confidently.

New Astrology Teachers

This book is suitable for new astrology teachers. 

Use it as a guide to bring structure to your classes.

If you are just starting out as an astrology teacher, use this book as a guide to pace your classes for your astrology students.

Typically each chapter will be a two hour class.

Time and Energy Management

If you have reached a period in your life when time is critical, and you do not have three years to spend learning something new, then this book is for you.

If you are at the start of your astrological journey this is for you.

It is for anyone who wants to get to grips with astrology fast and who does not have time to waste.

You can learn about the importance of staying on the highways and leave the roads less travelled for another day.

You can spend the rest of your life learning more about astrology, but you do not need to know everything right now.

You are at the start of your astrological journey and this book will guide you towards details which are immediately important and the things that can be left for the future.

Self-paced Astrology Lessons

This book combines all the astrology lessons I have taught for the past twenty-five years to my private students.

Each chapter is one lesson.

Typically when I teach the lessons in a classroom they take about two hours to complete.

However some classes are a little longer specifically the Houses lesson and the Synasty lesson.

I usually have a week to a fortnight between classes so my students can digest the information, practice on many charts and do some more research by themselves.

Table of Contents

Evolution of This Book

When I began teaching astrology to three women one Saturday afternoon at my kitchen table, I wrote out a one-page guide for each lesson.

Every person received the one-page class note.

They went away and returned the following week for the next class at which time I provided the second lesson one-page class note.

Over time, I developed each one-page into multiple sheets and included more information.

I increased the page count for each lesson to about ten pages whilst fleshing out every topic into broader paragraphs which became the discussion points in the lesson.

By now I had made sixteen beginner, intermediate and advanced forecasting classes with around ten individual pages each for the forty-eight classes with a total page count of 480.

Then I created a mini eBook for each stage.

Later when I began to teach the Relationship and Vocational astrology courses with six classes each, I wrote more class notes.

Only earlier this year did it occur to me to bring everything together into one book.

This book.

In the past I had toyed with multiple smaller books but decided to amalgamate all the class notes I had created over the years into this one volume.

Through the editing process, I condensed the Houses lessons into one class even though I had taught it over two.

I had forty-seven main classes including six Relationship and six Vocational classes, with around ten pages per class.

This brought the class count to fifty-nine. I wanted to have fifty-two classes which is of course one class for every week in the year.

I compressed the two Relationship and Vocational courses into five classes, three for Relationships (thus the Synastry class has parts 1, 2 and 3 and is the biggest class) and two for Vocational.

Now I had fifty-two classes in total.

Some classes are longer and some are shorter than others.

Page Design

Each page is sourced from my early one-page layouts.

Each page usually has a main heading and several paragraphs, diagrams, tables or charts.

These are all discussion points and can be explored further by the student and certainly developed by the teacher.

I encourage you to source other supporting material around each class.

I have endeavored to keep the style of the page layout similar to the original one-page class notes as that is how you learn the subject and how it is taught.

Where there is space available on some pages, I have added diagrams or illustrations as inspiration.

Most drawings are my own creations however some are free images for public use from Pixabay.

How to Use This Book

This is a working book. You are invited to write in it, make notes and draw diagrams as you learn.

Perhaps you have other keywords you want to bring into your astrological practice and you may add them to these pages.

Color things in, add collage and make it your own.

Aspiring Astrologer Activities

There are Aspiring Astrology Activities after each chapter.

This is your class homework and the activities are about the content you have learnt in the lesson.

These activities are important as they are a guide about what to do for every chart that you ever cast or interpret.

Astrological Defaults

This book teaches western tropical psychological astrology and mainly Placidus house cusps.

Where to Get Your Copy

The Aspiring Astrologer – 52 Self-paced Astrology Lessons book is available at Amazon.

This is quite a huge book with 570 pages and measures 8” by 10” or 20cm by 25cm.

The size makes it heavy.

The actual publication costs at Amazon are quite hefty themselves and of course you will have to add on the shipping to your area.

This makes the cost of the book slightly more than most astrology books but it’s due to the sheer volume of information you receive.

To get your copy from Amazon click here.

Typos and Errors

I wrote, designed, formatted and self-published this book myself.

I have had two editors go over it, but as I’ve learned in the past, errors do creep in.

If you find an error or typo, please let me know and I will fix it for the next person.




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How the PLANETS Move in April 2022

How the PLANETS Move in April 2022

Overarching Astrological Monthly Themes

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.

Time Zone

Note, I use Universal Time for all our horoscope work to be inclusive and to cater for everyone around the globe.

If you live West of the Greenwich meridian the dates may be the day before and if you live east of Greenwich these dates maybe the day afterwards.


As the planets move through the zodiac, they change signs and adjust their direction.

Each planet has a couple of 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 visiting 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 quality astrologers consider.


I also take a closer look at the Moon and pay close attention to the New Moon and Full Moon each month.

In April there are two New Moons, one early in the month, and one towards the end of the month.

The second New Moon is actually a solar eclipse.

Find out more about New Moon Wishing.

April 2022 Horoscope Overview

April 1st – Aries New Moon

The first New Moon of April occurs at 11º 31′ Aries.

This will affect anyone who has a birthday on March 31st April 1st or 2nd.


A New Moon is always a time to start something fresh.

New moons effects usually last for 30 days until the next new moon so this gives you a one-month window to get something done.

The nature of the new moon will be shown by the sign in which it is found in this month the first new moon is in Aries.


Challenge yourself to start something fresh and exciting.

April 5th – Venus enters Pisces

Essential Dignity

Venus is exalted in Pisces which means it gets +4 for Essential Dignity.

It also means that Venus is a welcome guest in Pisces and Venus’ attributes will work well in this sign.


Intuitively, love and money are highlighted now.

April 11th – Mercury enters Taurus


Mercury is the planet to do with contacts connections conversations and trade.

Taurus is the sign of reliability things being solid and creating foundations. It is also the sign to do with money.

This suggests that this will be a good time to negotiate financial deals as it is more likely to favor the buyer than the seller at this time.

Conversations around establishing a base of some form.

April 12th – Jupiter conjoins Neptune

Who this will affect

This will affect anyone with a birthday on 13th, 14th or 15th of March as the conjunction will actually occur on your natal Sun.

This means that the Jupiter conjunct Neptune will be part of your solar return complex for the whole of the next year.

See more on solar returns here.


As Jupiter conjoins Neptune it creates the beginning of and you synodic cycle and you can find out more about that on this link.

Jupiter is only together with Neptune once in every 13 years and we are fortunate to have it in 2022 in the sign of Pisces.

Both planets are rulers of Pisces.

Their energies can work well in this sign this particular combination really supports Pisces people in general.

This will be a great time for spiritual or artistic growth and luck.

April 15th – Mars enters Pisces


Mars is the planet of energy, competition and where you are active.

I always say this is the planet that gets you off the couch where you will actively go and do something.

And as we can see there’s been quite a lot of pressure on the sign of Pisces and as Mars enters Pisces to join with Jupiter, Neptune and Venus, it’s adding a lot more activity, friction and heat to the sign.

Wherever this conjunction occurs in your chart will be a hive of activity this month.

This will be a good time to expand energy towards nuance and the unseen.

April 16th – Libra Full Moon

Who this will Affect

This full moon will affect anyone with a birthday on October the 19th, 20th or 21st as it will be built into your solar return chart for the next 12 months.


At a full moon the light of the Moon is the brightest that it gets drawing the month. And symbolically this shines a light in all the nooks and crannies of the situation.

In the sign of Libra, which has a lot to do with your relationships, your marriage and even business relationships with this light of this Moon you are able to see exactly what’s going on in the corners.

You may not agree with everything you see but this is a time when you are more likely to say you can accept that person’s flaws and continue on.

This is a time when you can clearly see everything at its full fruition and exactly who the person is that you have partnered up with.

Anticipate clarity around your relationship issues.

April 20th – The Sun enters Taurus


Spotlight on producing solid results.

April 29th – Pluto Stations Retrograde

Pluto will be retrograde this year between April and October from 28º to 26 º of Capricorn. Pluto has been in Capricorn for many years and it stations retrograde every single year.

The time of the station is important.

Who this will Affect

This will affect anyone with a birthday on January the 18th, 19th or 20th as the station will conjoin your Sun and be part of your solar return complex.


Reassess and purge unwanted clutter, situations and people.

April 29th – Mercury enters Gemini

Essential dignity

Mercury gains essential dignity with a +5 as Mercury rules the sign of Gemini the Twins.


Listen to your thoughts, contacts and ideas and journal your brilliance now.

April 30th – Solar Eclipse

This solar eclipse is at 10 degrees 28’ Taurus and it occurs at the north node.

North Node

The north node is a place where things are coming to us like when the tide comes in on the beach and it brings goodies for us.

Who this will affect

This will affect anyone with a birthday on April the 30th or May the 1st and 2nd.

And people with these birthdays will have this solar eclipse built into their solar return chart for the next 12 months.

For everyone else the influences last is likely to last for three months.


Build and acquire what you need for your future now.


We have covered all the planetary ingresses which are the planet’s changing signs, all the stations admittedly there’s only one this month and the lunations which are the New and the Full Moons.

Of course there are many other things that could be looked at in the astrology of the month, but this is your April overview for 2022.





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.

Your Second Saturn Return – Astrology for the Third Age

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Lunar Phases

Lunar Phases

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Color of the Year 2022

Color of the Year 2022

Pantone – the Color People

Color of the Year

Towards the end of each year, Pantone announces a new color for the forthcoming year.

The publication of the Color of the Year is highly anticipated, mainly by artists, graphic designers, trend setters and the New Age community.

Because this is such a big deal in the world of color, the color which Pantone chooses usually invokes the potential that each New Year heralds.

As someone who loves astro art and color in general I find this interesting.

2022 Veri Peri


The Pantone color of the year for 2022 is Veri Peri a newly created periwinkle blue/purple.

Periwinkles are small purple/blue flowers in a hue that is called periwinkle.


Rainbow Colors

The seven colors of the rainbow or spectrum are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Chakra Colors

The seven chakras are the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras.

The chakras are related to the spectrum colors thus:

Red – root chakra

Orange – sacral chakra

Yellow – solar plexus chakra

Green – heart chakra

Blue – throat chakra

Indigo – third eye chakra

Violet – crown chakra

Crown Chakra

Anyone familiar with chakras will know that the Veri Peri color, although referred to as blue, is related the violet of the crown chakra which indicates the highest form of consciousness raising.

This bodes well for everyone who is on a conscious raising journey and even those people who aren’t who choose Veri Peri with which to surround themselves.


Astrologically the colors are related to the signs.

The 2022 color of the year seems to be associated with the sign of the Water Bearer, Aquarius.

Aquarius is associated with many things one of which is that it is a sign of the people this energy can be rebellious in the name of the common good.

Saturn is presently in Aquarius. It is well placed and in dignity as the ruler of the sign for the whole of 2022.

Color Theory and Healing

That color can influence us is well documented and many practitioners will use color to invoke emotional, spiritual and even physical healing.

2022 Potential

I wonder how the choice for this year’s Pantone Color of the Year will unfold during the next 12 months for the world.

Astro Journal Flip Through December 2021

Astro Journal Flip Through December 2021


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.