2024 Astrology Events

2024 Astrology Events

2024 Astro Events

Welcome to an exploration into the main astrology themes for 2024.

In the realm of astrology, each year unfolds like a unique chapter in the grand book of the cosmos.

If you are a an aspiring astrologer, or someone who loves astrology then together we will explore the astrological landscape of 2024.

In this overview of 2024, we’ll concentrate on three pivotal forecasting triggers that top world class astrologers follow.

 

Podcast Episode

Listen to our full conversation where Arwynne and I discuss some astrological highlights for the year 2024.

In this episode, Alison and Arwynne consider all the major ingresses, retrograde and eclipses of 2024.

Learn about the main TRANSITS, INGRESSES, ECLIPSES and RETROGRADES  of 2024 how you can interpret them in your charts.

This is a New Year look ahead which summarises what you, as an astrologer, need to focus on in the next twelve months.

 

 

What is Included

The high-level astrological indicators we’ll be focusing on include:

Ingresses

A planetary ingress occurs when a planet changes its sign. For instance, Venus could move from Aries (where it is in detriment and can’t express itself well) into Taurus (where it is in dignity and can express itself well). Planetary ingresses signify a shift in cosmic energies.

 

Stations

I also note the planetary stations which are the moment when a planet changes direction.

For example Mercury will go from direct to retrograde motion and enter its retrograde period. Then in about three weeks mercury will again station and change from retrograde to direct motion.

Planetary stations herald significant developments in astrological dynamics because a planet bring excrutiating focus to one particular degree of a sign for a brief period.

 

Lunations

Finally I watch out for the influence of New and Full Moons. I pay special attention to eclipses, both solar and lunar, which are either New or Full Moons as eclipses carry unique and potent energy because of the parallel aspect of declination baked into eclipses.

By exploring these three specific astrological movements, I aim to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the celestial currents that will shape the landscape of 2024.

Remember, for a more in-depth exploration, my 2024 Astro Guide and Planner is at your fingertips, ready to unravel the intricacies of the cosmic dance that lies ahead.

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January 2024 Astro Events

 

January 4th, Mars enters Capricorn

The Red Planet’s energies mesh well in the sign of the Sea-goat as the principles of drive (Mars) and ambition (Capricorn) combine in a supportive manner. We also note that Mars is exalted here.

If you have a Capricorn Sun or Ascendant, you will get a burst of energy as Mars rolls through.

January 11th, New Moon in Capricorn

The Capricorn New Moon promises serious reactions and measured responses to all situations.

Plan new strategies now.

January 14th, Mercury enters Capricorn

Now the focus shifts to communications of a serious nature. Choose to say what must be said but be kind. There is no point in upsetting people who are not yet ready for the real truth.

January 20th, The Sun enters Aquarius

The life-giving Sun enters its opposite sign of Aquarius. This is not a favorable placement for the Sun.

Expect issues of thwarted independence and the urge to breakout from the herd. Individuals will require support to go it alone now.

The truth will be more readily seen and appreciated.

January 21st, Pluto enters Aquarius

This is the time when the Pluto in Aquarius energy becomes solidified.

Now we can begin to see the ramifications of this transformational planet as it passes through the sign of the silent majority.

January 23rd, Venus enters Capricorn

This change of planetary energy draws the focus to serious relationships and the role of money in the balance of power between the sexes.

All Sea Goats will be more loving and social. Anticipate good relations with those in authority, like your boss or your parents.

January 25th, Full Moon in Leo

The Moon is ambivalent in Leo. Now you can explore your feelings clearly, if briefly.

Always pay attention to your gut reactions at the Full Moon as they reflect are your true responses coming out.

January 27th, Uranus Stations Direct

Uranus has been in Taurus for a few years now and will remain so until 2025.

This brings some relief to social issues and abstract problems. This placement has a lot to say about the highly volatile global crypto market.

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February 2024 Astro Events

February 5th, Mercury enters Aquarius

Now good news will arrive quickly through social channels.

Conversations will be heightened as information flows. There could be so much data that you miss the vital ingredients in amongst the inundation of facts. Some people may try to slip an untruth or something shady past you now.

February 9th, New Moon in Aquarius

A New Moon in Aquarius is a time to align yourself with how you feel about where you go and where you belong.

This is a time to think about how your reactions affect others.

February 13th, Mars enters Aquarius

You may desire to lead your pack but there is the energy of being a part of something bigger than yourself.

Be aware of pushing your agenda onto others who perhaps will not appreciate the intrusion. Take a breath before plunging in and choose your battles strategically now.

February 16th, Venus enters Aquarius

Now, financial affairs will favor the group.

All Aquarians will feel romantic, and love is likely to come their way. For the rest of us, new love will blossom from friendships.

Finances seem fixed right now, so avoid excessive spending. Donations to causes are appreciated at this time.

February 19th, The Sun enters Pisces

As the solar light begins to illuminate Pisces, there is an urge towards sacrifice and doing things to help others.

Most Fish will be happy and contented for the next four weeks. Everyone will warm towards art and music as entertainment.

Practice meditation and inner work.

 

February 23rd, Mercury enters Pisces

Messages can be confusing so be as clear as possible. Misunderstanding may plague your days.

Avoid making pronunciations that are wide reaching. You do not have all the facts clear yet. Deals that seem certain may drift apart or collapse.

A picture is worth a thousand words now.

 

February 24th, Full Moon in Virgo

The Virgo Full Moon can easily illuminate the whole picture. Now you can see in detail any flaws in your people, projects or plans.

Others may not appreciate your comprehensive criticism of their projects either. Look to celebrate the positive in everything and all will be well.

 


March Astro Events

March 10th, Mercury enters Aries

Good ideas will probably pop into your head as Mercury enters Aries. The knack will be to assess and filter the good concepts from the not so good.

Give yourself time to pause before taking action. Anticipate that the urge to make snap decisions may get you in hot water.

If in doubt, sleep on it. This is the time to talk things through ahead of time.

March 10th, New Moon in Pisces

This month’s New Moon is in sensitive Pisces.

This indicates it is time to begin something where you sacrifice something else in your life. Consider starting a meditation regime or a daily yoga practice.

March 11th, Venus enters Pisces

This is a wonderful time to find meaningful romance.

Even longstanding couples can renew their spark acquisitions on purchases may have more meaning than you originally thought.

Be generous this week and it will pay off later.

Finances might be a mystery during this transit, so take care to check all your payments due so as not to miss anything.

March 20th, The Sun enters Aries

This day is the beginning of the astrological year.

It heralds the start of Spring in the northern hemisphere and the start of Autumn in the southern hemisphere.

Potential is high and your life-force is robust now.

Initiate independent activity to best serve yourself. Choose to get out and about in the sunshine daily.

March 22nd, Mars enters Pisces

As Mars enters Pisces is loses some of its fiery nature. Direct your energy inwards and towards the core of you.

Be sensitive to others around you. If you need to rant and rave do it somewhere where no one can see.

Your actions will affect bystanders just as much.

Make sure you are emitting positive energy into the world. Themes of karma are all around now.

March 25th, Lunar Eclipse in Libra

Take a pause in your headlong rush of life.

Reflect on the saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, take a friend.”

The lunar eclipse in Libra urges you to see with whom you are travelling through life and to acknowledge their contribution to your personal success.


April Astro Events

April 1st, Mercury Stations Retrograde

This will affect people with birthdays on the 8th, 9th and 10th of April more intensely.

Avoid rash decisions now.

You are likely to revisit conversations that you thought were over and done with.

Anything that comes up from the last few weeks needs careful consideration.

Read more >>>  Mercury Retrograde

April 5th, Venus enters Aries

Love and money affairs become somewhat subdued, although a little rash.

This is the time to hold onto your investing and wait for next month when economic activities will improve in general.

Romantically, you could be attracted to more dangerous types as the temptation for hot and lusty fling is genuine.

April 8th, Solar Eclipse in Aries

The solar Eclipse is at 19° Aries and will affect people birthdays this week as it will form a part of their Solar Return chart for the next year.

For the rest of us, the energy of the eclipse will last for around three months.

Pay close attention to anything that unfolds on eclipse day as it is likely to be a personal theme for you.

April 19th, The Sun enters Taurus

As the Sun enters the sign of the Bull, situations and relationships begin to stabilize.

The excessive energy of previous weeks now gives way to a steadier and sustainable pace.

Make sure your heart is in everything you do.

If you need more time, slow things down and do not allow yourself to be rushed as sure and steady wins the race.

April 23rd, Full Moon in Scorpio

While the principles of the Full Moon itself are of fruition and illumination, the nature of Scorpio is to be secretive which poses an energy dilemma.

At the evening Full Moon sighting you are likely to witness deep emotions around other people’s hidden opinions, situations and projects.

April 25th. Mercury Stations Direct

This station will specifically affect people with birthdays on the 4th, 5th and 6th of April as Mercury will be conjoined their Sun in their solar return chart for the next 12 months.

Now holdups will be released on all negotiations, agreements and discussions.

April 29th, Venus enters Taurus

Loving Venus goes home to Taurus this month.

Now is the moment to establish your financial future.

Budgets and spending plans will be of benefit now.

This is a suitable time to evaluate your life and the people with whom you invest your time and energy.

Enjoying meaningful moments with special loved ones in this period.

April 30th, Mars enters Aries

On the last day of the month, Mars crosses the beginning of the Zodiac and enters its own sign.

The Red Planet is at its most powerful and dynamic now as it can express itself completely.

Anticipate high energy levels, competition and being a witness to the genesis of things.

 


May Astro Events

May 2nd Pluto Stations Retrograde

This station will affect anyone with a birthday between 19th to 21st or January as Pluto will be conjunct your Sun.

This will tap into your Solar Return forecast and will probably be the biggest transit for the year for you overshadowing everything else.

Powerful transformative energy is available now.

May 8th New Moon in Taurus

This New Moon is a signal to start to build and appreciate what your natural assets are.

Play to your strengths this month.

This is a practical New Moon which helps you feel good about building the foundations for whatever you are pursuing.

May 15th, Mercury enters Taurus

Start the conversation around you are paying hourly rates now cut back on your overheads and find a place where you can.

To live with a lower financial footprint. Broker deals for high ticket possessions that you want.

Be ready to pay what things are worth. Avoid bargaining the life out of every purchase.

Tip others and those who serve you well.

May 20th, The Sun enters Gemini

The solar light beams from the sign of the Twins for four weeks to illuminate all duality in life.

The concept of good and evil and night and day will be in people’s hearts.

We cannot be one thing without containing seeds of the opposite.

Acknowledge that there are multiple features to situations and various faces to people.

May 23rd, Full Moon in Sagittarius

This month’s Full Moon asks you to broaden your beliefs through clearly seeing, in the complete light, where you are already.

This can be a personal relationship, work or creative project which you can assess and develop even further now.

Tune into your feelings and expand on what you have.

May 23rd, Venus enters Gemini

Now you can see two sides to your loved ones, and you may not enjoy both.

People are likely to show another face of their personality, especially to loving partners.

Double check all financial accounting as you might suppose your credit limit unknowingly.

May 25th, Jupiter enters Gemini

Lucky Jupiter moves into Gemini where it blends knowledge and information.

Learn something new or polish your knowledge on your interests. Lean in to growing your comprehension of the world around you.

Create a vision board and imagine a bright future for yourself.

 


June Astro Events

June 3rd, Mercury enters Gemini

Now conversations really heat up. Discuss everything. Explore your ideas and opinions with others.

This is the time to gather information, make sales and purchase important goods and services.

You can do the numbers to confidently sign on the dotted line.

Share your views.

June 6th, New Moon in Gemini

This month’s New Moon in Gemini suggests there will be a blend of emotional and factual events which unfold.

Any lies can easily be slipped into the good news.

Read the fine print.

Be aware of how you feel when you blurt out.

Start a writing project like a journal, book or article now.

June 9th, Mars enters Taurus

As Mars leaves fiery areas for Taurus there is an overall energy shift down a notch.

Mars is in detriment in Taurus and cannot express itself well here.

All Sun in Taurus people will be stimulated as they, above everyone else, will have the drive, vitality and energy to get them off the couch.

June 17th, Venus enters Cancer

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 now.

Look to people you live with and those who visit your place for amorous encounters.

June 17th, Mercury enters Cancer

There will be much a conversation surrounding important things that really matter.

Big decisions about your residents can be aired now.

This is the moment for clear discussions.

You will do well to listen closely to everyone who lives in your home, fears and concerns.

Avoid assuming you know how they feel.

June 21st, The Sun enters Cancer

The summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern is a turning point in the year.

Themes of circling the wagons and preservation of family will be strong.

Focus on your foundations and thank those who really support you.

There is an air of quiet confidence now.

June 22nd, Full Moon in Capricorn

This Full Moon is a time to clearly see your achievements good or bad.

You can see the flaws in your work and the good things as well.

Avoid beating yourself up and focus on the micro wins.

Present your projects or plans to your close circles of friends now for a reality and viability check.

June 29th, Saturn Stations Retrograde

This indicates there is a new way of looking at what you are trying to achieve in life.

Take time to pause and think about your next strategic move.

The plan you had before may need tweaking as you move forwards.

Use this moment to seriously review things which you are trying to realize.


July Astro Events

July 2nd, Mercury enters Leo

Open your mind for some fun conversation as you meet interesting people.

You do not have to be bosom buddies with everyone.

Now you will be discerning about with whom you choose to associate.

Try to be one of the team as there is a mutually creative theme to group dynamics.

July 2nd, Neptune Stations Retrograde

This is a time for a pause.

You may do well to rest and reflect but don’t spend too much time swinging in a hammock sipping a pina colada without getting anything done.

Your muse may arrive at any time and the best ideas need to be captured either as sketches or words in your dream book.

July 5th, New Moon in Cancer

The Cancer New Moon is a perfect time to start new things related to your inner family dynamics.

Be aware of how you react to triggers from those close to you and try to see how your responses may escalate situations or not.

Share more compassion and love now.

July 11th, Venus enters Leo

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. It may not get heavy immediately as this is the time to play it cool.

If you are in a meaningful relationship, this.

Will bring more heart to the affair. You can now engage yourself wholeheartedly with your fun-loving partner.

July 20th, Mars enters Gemini

Now the edge to make connections is strong as Mars enters Gemini.

Choose to reach out where you want to bond.

Others are amenable to collaborations.

Now find your voice.

Multitasking can be an attractive option, but they also lead to burnout.

Energy can come in spurts, so plan some rest periods as well.

This is the time to push forward on any fresh ideas.

July 21st, Full Moon in Capricorn

This lunation can be a valuable help to see clearly aspirations mainly in the public domain and at work.

Capricorn is a sign which is always aware of the impact people and events can have on business and personal reputations.

Avoid rash reactions.

Wait to see what is brought for you now.

July 22nd, The Sun enters Leo

Get ready for some creative fun and play.

Take time for leisure activities and focus on what makes you happy.

Use this dynamic celestial energy of the Sun in Leo to do something that warms your heart and the souls of others.

Be generous of spirit and you will experience contentment.

Now you can easily find joy in ordinary tasks.

July 25th, Mercury enters Virgo

Now you can focus on the nitty gritty of life.

All the little things will have great emphasis.

Now your mind will burst with innumerable ideas.

You may wish to start a journal to capture every brilliant thought.


August Astro Events

August 4th, New Moon in Leo

The Leo New Moon indicates new starts in all creative pastimes.

You may have multiple projects on the go, and this will be the moment to add even one more.

Lean into your ingenious pursuits be they music, art, dance, writing or poetry.

It doesn’t matter what but that you do begin now.

 

August 5th, Venus enters Virgo

This is not the best placement for Venus, the last planet, as there can be a tendency to pick on your love interest.

Although you can clearly see their imperfections, you must ask yourself if nitpicking and complaining is worth straining your relationship for.

August 5th, Mercury Stations Retrograde

This will affect anyone with a birthday on 26th, 27th and 28th of August as Mercury will pause over your natal Sun and it will be a part of your Solar Return forecast for the next year.

Mercury is strong now and will create the urge to revisit, return and replace people, situations and stuff.

August 12th, Mercury re-enters Leo Retrograde

Look at what happened in your life recently around July 21st to 25th as these themes, people and conversations will resurface again.

Be ready to lick old wounds once more even if you thought they were all over.

Other people will need to dramatize past events again so be cool and calm.

August 19th, Full Moon in Aquarius

Choose to not get embroiled with gossip or situations, perhaps on the news, which you can do nothing about, and which may upset you deeply by bringing up memories.

Focus on your own life and express feelings of love, care and companionship with the people in your close circle.

August 22nd, The Sun enters Virgo

This is a time when the little things in life can become big deals.

Pay attention to all details and this month will be smooth for you.

If you choose to be kind and considerate the world will serve you well.

Modesty is everything now.

August 28th, Mercury Stations Direct

This will affect people with birthdays around the 13th, 14th and 15th of August.

For the rest of us you can anticipate clearer thinking and solutions to creative problems will come easier than before.

Decisions can be made now if you are honest about your motives.

In general, this is a positive time.

August 29th, Venus enters Libra

Love is in the air.

If you are single, there is a good chance you will meet a potential partner now.

If you are already in a committed relationship, you can expect meaningful connections with your partner.

Offer stylish and elegant gifts to your loved ones as they will appreciate the gesture.

 


September Astro Events

September 1st, Uranus Stations Retrograde

This annual station of Uranus will specifically affect you if your birthday is between 16th to 21st of May.

For the rest of us is indicates a time to pause for a moment with innovation and originality.

If you are launching something new or fashionable than take the time for consideration before pushing forward with your plans or chucking in the towel before you have fully explored all your options.

September 2nd, Pluto re-enters Capricorn Retrograde

Pluto is hovering at the end of Capricorn and the beginning of Aquarius for most of September and into October.

This will affect anyone with a birthday around 17th to 22nd of January.

Review your old, buried or default killer approaches as they can be transformed to develop your inner power.

September 3rd, New Moon in Virgo

Begin a new cleaning regimen and sort out your stuff.

This is a good time to make a list of needs and wants to be aware of what you are working on in your inner life.

Choose to feel optimistic about how you are living and avoid being self-critical now.

Celebrate the wins, you deserve them.

September 4th, Mars enters Cancer

Expect some activity on the home front as Mars enters Cancer.

Family can get agitated now, so count to ten before snapping back.

Use this hot and pushing planetary drive to protect your close family.

Stop all raised voices and arguments immediately as they may get harsh. Guard your kinfolk with your life.

September 9th, Mercury re-enters Virgo

This second entry of Mercury into its own sign of the Virgin makes the planet strong and able to be at its best.

Now there will be good conversations and exchanges of ideas.

Plans and minor details can be fleshed out now even if the projects are not acted upon just yet.

Get all paperwork in order.

September 18th, Lunar Eclipse in Pisces

The mid-month Lunar Eclipse occurs at the North Node indicating there are things being brought in towards us.

This signals a time when you can see the fruits of your labours either good or bad it depends on what you have been working towards earlier in the year.

Intuition is at an all-time high so tune in to what is going on and don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

September 22nd, The Sun enters Libra

At the equinox equilibrium returns if only for a short while.

There is an urge to find win-win situations and most people will be happy with some negotiations up to a degree.

Avoid trying to please everyone as you never can. Focus on appeasing those folks who are near and dear to you.

September 23rd, Venus enters Scorpio

Get ready for some deep and even dangerous romantic liaisons.

Temptation will be around every corner and your faithfulness can be challenged now.

New romances will begin deep and daring.

Avoid adding more unwanted debt to your credit cards. Pay back financial commitments now.

September 26th, Mercury enters Libra

You will hear some positive news this period.

All collaborative partnerships are favored for the next few weeks.

The act of affiliating with others in different ways will be the best use of this planetary energy.

Pay attention to all messages from your life partner and make sure you give them enough time to say what has to be said.

 


October 2024 Astro Events

October 2nd, Solar Eclipse in Libra

This is a time for initiating relationship of all kinds.

There is a window of around three months where this eclipse has influence.

Pay close attention to what unfolds on the day of the eclipse as this will set the tone for the next quarter.

If your birthday is within the week of this eclipse this influence will stay with you longer than for other people.

October 9th, Jupiter Stations Retrograde

This will affect people with birthdays on 11th, 12th and 13th of June.

It suggests a time for scaling back on your most outrageous plans and getting realistic about what you can and cannot achieve.

If you have over committed yourself in the past now you may have to rescind offers to do things or help others.

This time can be a reality check.

October 12th, Pluto Stations Direct

Pluto moves off the station in a forward motion again.

This will bring some relief for Scorpio Ascendant people as their chart ruler is moving in a positive way again.

Not much will occur now as the big shift of energy will be next month.

Look to put old issues and situations to rest.

October 13th, Mercury enters Scorpio

Expect to be discussing private matters.

Others are likely to tell you excruciatingly intimate information that you wish you had never heard.

Watch out about giving your powers away through providing too much information to all and sundry.

October 17th, Full Moon in Aries

The Aries Full Moon will be energetic, and you may see fireworks as situations come to a head.

Things that may be completely obvious to other people will come home to you now.

Be decisive, keep a cool head and avoid reacting to others emotional jabs. Above all choose the high road.

October 17th, Venus enters Sagittarius

You could find yourself blowing through your budget in a simply spectacular way.

Impulse purchases will be tempting.

In the last two weeks of October expect some larger expenses to pop up, which you can probably cope with if you curbed any unnecessary splurging earlier in the month.

October 22nd, The Sun enters Scorpio

This is the time of the year for intense connections.

You want to reach people on a deeper level.

This can expose some old bones which can either be raked over once more or reburied to chew over on another day.

The choice is yours.

Pick you battles carefully as there is limited emotional energy around now.


November 2024 Astro Events

November 1st, New Moon in Scorpio

This can be a moment when you notice who is secretly supporting you in a quiet way.

Strangers may easily become allies if you pay attention to the emotional energy swirling around situations.

Lean into any feelings of nostalgia with people as this mood will be significant for you now.

November 2nd, Mercury enters Sagittarius

Keep up-to-date with emails and make sure everyone knows what is going on.

You could meet potentially a life-changing person who perhaps will be as a guru, coach or guide for you.

Always maintain an open mind as you navigate multiple conversations which spark your curiosity.

November 4th, Mars enters Leo

Fiery Mars, enter 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 your options alive as long as you can and avoid closing doors on people and situations this month.

November 11th, Venus enters Capricorn

2nd time this year.

This shift of planetary energy draws the focus to serious relationships and the role of money in the balance of power.

Between the sexes, all see goats will be more loving and social now.

Anticipate good relations with those in authority, like your boss or your parents.

November 15th, Full Moon in Taurus

This Full Moon is the best day for a dinner party or to share a meal with friends and family as the Moon rises in the evening sky.

Bring together persons of value and those who have consistently fed your emotional states and not brought drama.

They could be a little boring, but they are solid.

November 15th, Saturn Stations Direct

This station will affect people with birthdays from the 1st to the 5th of May more then everyone else.

Hatch a plot.

However, be a little constrained in your vision to find something that is both achievable and practical.

Dream big but add a dash of reality to all projects which you launch now.

November 19th, Pluto enters Aquarius

Pluto will cross the cusp between Capricorn and Aquarius for the last time in November.

Now the full impact of this planetary shift is upon us all.

Transformation of social issues and everyday folk who are different will be celebrated.

This may not sit well with everyone, but the future is here.

November 21st, Sun enters Sagittarius

The urge to be free and explore the world is strong now.

All travel is favored.

Educate yourself about something interesting, so you will in turn, be more fascinating this month.

November 26th, Mercury Stations Retrograde

If your birthday is on the 13th, 14th and 15th of December Mercury will be on your natal Sun and a part of your Solar Return profile for the next twelve months.

Anticipate challenges with communications, texts and conversation which go wild. Appointments will be disrupted, and plans will change at the drop of a hat.


December 2024 Astro Events

December 1st, New Moon in Sagittarius

Got moving and inspired with this dynamic New Moon in Sagittarius.

Focus on the vision for your life and tweak it where required.

Meander down some side roads and see how you feel about adding a little something else to your life.

No decision has to be made yet. Consider the possibilities now.

December 6th, Mars Stations Retrograde

This station will affect you more if your birthday is on 28th to the 30th of July.

Energy wanes now.

You may lose your natural get-up-and-go for a time. Try not to overdo things.

Take frequent rests.

Inspiration will be revived as you retrace your steps on situations and activities since October 7th.

December 7th, Neptune Stations Direct

Neptune is flowing in the right direction.

If your birthday is on 17th, 18th or 19th for March this energy will be with you for the next twelve months.

Anticipate a clearer impression of life and some transparency and insights about things left unsaid.

Atmospheres will be easier to interpret now.

December 7th, Venus enters Aquarius

Now financial affairs will favor the group.

All Aquarians will feel romantic, and love is likely to come their way.

For the rest of us, new love will start as a friendship, so be on the lookout for situations like that.

Finances seems fixed right now, so avoid excessive spending.

Donations to causes are appreciated at this time.

December 15th, Full Moon in Gemini

This is the chatty Full Moon of the year.

Good conversation bordering on gossip will abound.

Make sure you do not cross a line by discussing other people’ affairs inappropriately.

Read poetry aloud or immerse yourself in a good book to open you mind.

Write down notes, tips and numbers for later.

December 15th, Mercury Stations Direct

If you are born on 27th, 28th or 29th of November you will benefit from this planetary energy shift.

Ideas released and can develop to their full potential.

They may not be acted upon just yet, but the concepts can be thrashed out and firmed up.

Discuss opinions and listen more than you speak.

December 21st, Sun enters Capricorn

As the Sun enters Capricorn it is the solstice.

This day is called Saturnalia after Saturn the ruler of Capricorn.

You need to get all outside festivities over with so you can concentrate on those special people who are your closest allies.

Assess this year’s achievements and plot your strategy for 2025.

December 30th, New Moon in Capricorn

The second New Moon in any month is known as a Black Moon.

It is the 13th New Moon in 2024 and the second New Moon in the sign of the Sea Goat the other being in January.

This suggests themes of preserving what you have.

Make do and mend is a feel good catch phrase for this lunation.

 

 

Solar Eclipse October 2023

Solar Eclipse October 2023

2023 2nd Eclipse Season

There is a Solar Eclipse on October 14, 2023 at Libra 21°08′ at the South Node

This marks the start of the first eclipse in the second eclipse season of 2023. In two weeks, there will be a lunar eclipse.

Almost every year has two eclipse seasons, and 2023 is following this pattern. Eclipses happen when the Sun comes near (within 18 degrees) to one of the Moon’s nodes.

Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipses occur when the Sun gets close to a lunar node and the Moon aligns with the Sun. The lunar nodes are points where the paths of the Sun and the Moon intersect.

Synodic Cycles

Now, let’s talk about synodic cycles. Solar eclipses mark the beginning of a new synodic cycle between these celestial bodies.

What does this mean for you? Solar eclipses blend your needs and desires, bringing focus to what truly matters. They create opportunities for starting fresh with new projects, relationships, or activities.

To understand how this eclipse at 21 degrees Libra may impact you, take a look at your birth chart. Pay attention to which house it falls in and any connections to other planets or points. This will help you grasp its specific effects on your life.

South Node

Eclipses occurring at the south node of the Moon carry the theme of releasing and letting go. This release can involve attitudes, clutter, or beliefs that no longer serve a purpose in your life. South node eclipses offer you the opportunity to shed unnecessary baggage.

By letting go of these things, you create space for more valuable and meaningful experiences that are on their way to you. South node solar eclipses signify the importance of making room in your life for new opportunities and growth. It’s like decluttering your physical and mental space to allow new possibilities to enter.

Remember, if you hold onto the past (associated with the south node), there won’t be much room for fresh beginnings. It’s essential to choose wisely and consider not just how you manage your time but also your energy.

For instance, if you’re thinking about getting a new puppy (which is a symbol of a solar eclipse, representing new beginnings), you’ll need to clear some space in your daily routine (related to the south node). This might mean allocating time for a half-hour walk with your furry friend. In doing so, you open up space in your life for this new and joyful experience.

Solar Eclipse Aspects

Conjoined Mercury

This eclipse is closely linked to Mercury, which is quite common, as Mercury often aligns with the Sun.

The fact that Mercury is in close proximity to the eclipse degree suggests that there may be extensive discussions regarding the themes this eclipse brings to light.

Mercury’s presence in Libra indicates a tendency to be diplomatic and avoid confrontational speech. It’s important to consider all available options and maintain harmony with your partners and those close to you.

Thoughtfully selecting your words can play a strategic role in smoothly implementing new plans and avoiding resistance.

Square Pluto

The eclipse forms a square aspect with Pluto, indicating that the transformation highlighted by the eclipse might have profound and far-reaching consequences, potentially leading to a significant transformation in your life.

This impact is likely to be even more pronounced if the eclipse aligns closely with one of your planets or significant points in your birth chart.

Opposition Chiron

Additionally, the eclipse loosely opposes Chiron, indicating the possibility of encountering resistance or opposition to your intentions during this eclipse.

It’s worth noting that Chiron’s influence can sometimes make you feel vulnerable or less confident in your abilities. It may even trigger imposter syndrome, where you doubt your qualifications or worthiness when dealing with these celestial transits.

Conclusion

This solar eclipse carries the potential for significant transformation in your life.

It’s essential to observe what unfolds on the day of the eclipse, which falls on October 14th.

The impact of this eclipse is expected to last for approximately three months from the date of the eclipse itself.

Typically, there is no noticeable shift in energy until the eclipse becomes exact.

For more in-depth information about eclipses, we invite you to listen to our special eclipse podcast episode available at this link.

In this episode, both Arwynne and I delve into the details of the eclipse, providing valuable insights and discussions.

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Solar Return Charts in Astrological Forecasting

Solar Return Charts in Astrological Forecasting

Solar Return Charts

A solar return chart is a chart cast for the exact time that the Sun reaches the same longitude (degree, minute and second) that it was placed at the time of your birth as shown in the natal chart.

Solar Return Place

A solar return chart is cast for the city you are in on your solar return date and not your birthplace. It is known as you solar return place or location.

Every year there will be a different solar return chart for you as the Sun will be in the same degree and sign, but the planets and angles will have moved.

Each of your solar return charts (year after year) will have the same sign, degree and minutes for the placement of the Sun as it is in your natal chart. In other words, your solar return Sun position on the zodiac is always the same as your solar return Sun every year.

When to Cast a Solar Return Chart

A solar return chart is cast every year on your birthday, or thereabouts, and can be used to predict the trends coming up for you each year.

A solar return chart is a direct astrological forecast method, which means it is based on transits, but it is crafted for you individually based on your natal Sun’s position.

If you can read a natal chart you can quickly interpret a solar return chart.

 

Solar Return Annual Forecasting Period

It is usual, and advisable, for clients to have a chart consultation on or near their birthday because of the power inherent in the solar return chart.

If you do a client consultation midyear you have to print the current and the next solar return chart.

Solar Return Charts can Stand Alone

A solar return chart is one forecasting technique that can be done alone and not combined with the other methods.

A solar return chart is useful for forecasting one year ahead which is a typical length of time for an astrological forecast for someone.

Relocate the Chart

Your birth chart is calculated for the town or city where you were born.

When the transiting Sun perfects the conjunction to its natal position you could be anywhere on Earth.

When using a solar return chart, it is necessary to cast the chart for the place that you are living in on that birthday.

As the potentials for the year are inhaled at the exact time of the Sun’s return.

If you move from your birthplace, each year’s solar return place can be different if you continue to move.

For example: If you were born in Toronto and now live in London then you would calculate the solar return chart for London for that year..

If you were born in Toronto and now live in London and are on vacation in Los Angeles on your birthday, then you would calculate the solar return chart for Los Angeles.

Solar Returns: Podcast Episode

Learn how to cast a SOLAR RETURN chart, what to look for and intrepret it.

In this episode, I (Alison) chat with Arwynne and discuss the direct forecasting technique of solar return charts.

We explain how to cast a new solar return chart, solar return travellers, and three key interpretation steps to understanding the message in the chart without being overwhelmed by too much data.

Date and Time Changes

All good astrology software such as Solar Fire and Astro Gold will calculate a solar return chart for you.

Check that the Sun’s position is the same as the natal Sun’s position and check the new location.

Solar Return Date

If you move extremely west or east of your birthplace then the solar return chart may end up being dated on the day before, or the day after, your actual calendar birthday.

Solar Return Time

The birth time for the solar return chart will be different to the natal time and different each year.

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Solar Return Chart Interpretations Interpretations

Interpretation of the solar return chart is not as complicated as re-analyzing a whole new chart.

There are specific details to look for and not every solar return chart will provide as much information as the next one.

How Often to Cast a Solar Return Chart

The solar return chart may come into effect one or two months before your birthday and last up to ten to twelve months after your birthday.

I find that it is best to start using the next solar return chart one month before your birthday.

That is when the Sun is at thirty degrees to its natal position, or one sign before.

This can be variable, and it depends on the placement of the planets that year.

 

When to Use a Solar Return Chart

You don’t just wake up one day under the effects of the new solar return chart.

It is a gradual process.

However, when the transiting Sun is in orb of a conjunction to your natal Sun (8 degrees) then the solar return chart begins its effect for sure and last year’s solar return chart fades away.

  

Using Two Solar Return Charts at Once Two Solar Return Charts

A situation may arise when you have to cast two solar return charts at once.

This would typically be the case if you were looking at the yearly forecast for someone and it was six months from their last birthday and therefore six months until their next birthday.

Previous Solar Return

You can use the previous year’s solar return up until the month before your next birthday.

Current Solar Return

The current solar return is cast for your last birthday and can be used for twelve months. You may begin to feel the effects of the next solar return chart when it is under one month to your next birthday.

 

Next Solar Return

The next solar return chart will come into effect around your next birthday. But the influences may start to develop at around one month before your next birthday.

If your birthday is in the next month use the next solar return chart.

Instances When to Cast Two Solar Return Charts

If you had a client who came for an astrological consultation and required a forecast between their two birthdays, then you would cast two solar return charts, the previous one and the next one.

 

Angles in the Solar Return Chart

Solar Return Angles

When reading a solar return chart, the four angles are very important.

The natal sign over the solar return Ascendant clues you into the year ahead.

Any planet conjunct an angle in the solar return chart will be prominent that year.

Planets Conjunct the Angles

  • Ascendant – A planet conjunct the solar return Ascendant may play a role in how your project yourself.

  • Descendant – A planet conjunct the solar return Descendant may play a role in your close personal relationships.

  • Midheaven – A planet conjunct the solar return Midheaven may play a role in the public persona you can project that year.

  • IC-A planet conjunct the solar return IC may play a role in what your private life looks like.

Solar Return Ascendant Sign

The Ascendant sign in the solar return chart indicates the way you will present yourself this year.

It may be that same as your natal Ascendant, but in years when it is truly different, it offers you a chance to express yourself through a different lens, or filter.

Solar Return Ascendant in Your Natal Chart

The natal house which contains your solar return Ascendant needs close inspection for it is through this portal that you will express yourself in that year.

The Solar Return Sun

“Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns”

The Importance of the Solar Return Sun

The whole concept of solar return charts hinges on the Sun.

The Sun’s position in the natal chart dictates the Sun’s position in the solar return chart every year.

It follows that the Sun is the most important feature to be considered, not by sign (as it is the same as the natal) but by house and aspect.

Pattern of the Sun’s House Placement in Subsequent Solar Return Charts

Astrologers love patterns.

Having a pattern somehow makes astrology seem like it is part of a big plan.

Whose plan, we may not be sure, but a plan anyway.

The Solar Return Sun by House

Each year the solar return Sun will be in a different house of the solar return chart.

The solar return Sun moves through the houses in a particular pattern by type of house.

After around ten years, moves into the next kind of house (angular, succedent and cadent), eventually placed in each of the twelve houses in turn.

The pattern is loosely the angular houses (first, tenth, seventh and fourth), then the succedent houses (second, eleventh, eighth and fifth) and then the cadent houses (third, twelfth, ninth and sixth).

In this way the Sun may cover the whole twelve houses over a thirty year stretch.

This pattern is reliant on you not moving place.

The Solar Return Sun’s House Shift Pattern

This Sun house shift pattern works perfectly under three specific criteria:

  • If you live on the equator.
  • If you use the equal house system.
  • If you never move place.

But, if you use Placidus house system (which I do) or many of the other house systems, then the solar return Sun’s house shift pattern may be slightly out.

This is because the house widths are skewed by many house system cusps.

 

Relocating from Year to Year

Note: If you move place from one city to another for your solar return (that is your birthday) the pattern will be interrupted.

For around ten years the Sun is in angular houses and then it moves to succedent houses.

For example: You may have three returns with the Sun in the first house or only two returns.

It depends on your chart.

 

Solar Return Travellers

Therefore, the Sun could feasibly be in your solar return twelfth house for three years out of ten.

This twelfth house’s retiring and private position may or may not suit you.

For this reason, people travel for a better solar return Sun house position. 

 

First the Angular Houses

Sun in first house.

Sun in tenth house.

Sun in seventh house.

Sun in fourth house.

The Succedent Houses

Sun in the second house.

Sun in the eleventh house.

Sun in the eighth house.

Sun in the fifth house.

The Cadent Houses

Sun in the third house.

Sun in the twelfth house.

Sun in the ninth house.

Sun in the sixth house.

 

The Sun in the Solar Return Houses

The Spotlight is on Each House in Turn

The Sun’s house is very important as it shows which house has a spotlight on it for the forthcoming year.

It is where you can shine in your life.

 

First House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return first house it is a year to:

  • Focus on self-improvement.
  • Expect physical changes.
  • Let people get to know you.

Second House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return second house it is a year to:

  • Improve your self-esteem.
  • Improve your personal and core values.
  • Earn a good income.

Third House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return third house it is a year to:

  • Focus on short courses and learning skills.
  • Participate more in the neighborhood.
  • Allow self-expression to become important.

Fourth House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return fourth house it is a year to:

  • Spend time at home.
  • Stamp your personality on your home.
  • Identify with your family.

Fifth House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return fifth house it is a year to:

  • Fall pregnant
  • Enjoy children and play
  • Give birth to your creative projects.

Sixth House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return sixth house it is a year to:

  • Begin your own business
  • Go back to work
  • Attend to your heart health.

Seventh House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return seventh house it is a year to:

  • Consider marriage.
  • Feel an individual within a partnership.
  • Experience legal matters.

Eight House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return eighth house it is a year to:

  • Possibly inherit from your father.
  • Acquire individual debt.
  • Spend time on personal inward looking.

Ninth House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return ninth house it is a year to:

  • Expect to travel.
  • Be attracted to and identify with foreign things.
  • Begin a self-improvement courses.

Tenth House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return tenth house it is a year to:

  • Finally get your career to take off.
  • Gain public accolades for any previous endeavors.
  • Become known and have a reputation in the public domain.

Eleventh House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return eleventh house it is a year to:

  • Identify with a cause close to your heart.
  • Become humanitarian and concerned about humanity.
  • Begin a self-interest group.

Twelfth House

When the solar return Sun is in your solar return twelfth house it is a year to:

  • Retire and withdraw from life.
  • Reflect on your life path.
  • Recharge and replenish your inner self.

Planetary House Emphasis

Any house in the solar return chart that has more than three tenants needs special attention.

The areas of life indicated by the house will be of importance in the following year.

 

The Importance of the Solar Return Sun’s Aspects

The aspects the solar return Sun makes in the solar return chart (and therefore to the transiting planets at the time) are very important is showing the year’s identity and ego for the individual.

At the exact solar return, the Sun will be transiting the natal chart and triggering all the natal solar aspects that are in the natal chart.

This transiting Sun conjoined the natal Sun tends to recalibrate the meanings of the solar aspects.

The most important Sun aspects in the solar return chart in sequence are:

  • Conjunctions

  • Other Ptolemaic aspects; the square, trine, opposition and sextile

  • Minor aspects; the semi-sextile, quincunx, semi-square and sesquiquadrate

  • Lesser used aspects such as the quintile, septile and novile

  • Tip: I usually only consider the conjunction and the Ptolemaic aspects.

Transiting Sun Reinforces the Natal Sun’s Aspects

As the Sun moves into its natal position each year it remakes all the solar aspects that are in the natal chart.

For instance, if you have a natal Sun square Moon, then you will have a transiting Sun square natal Moon at the solar return.

Solar Return Videos on YouTube

There are 3 videos in this series.

 


Part 1: How to correctly cast a solar return chart

This gives you some specifics about the correct time, date, and place for your solar return chart.

 


Part 2: The solar return Sun’s house and the solar return Sun’s aspects.

This video explains what each house position of teh Sun means in your solar return chart.

It also explains the importance of the Sun’s aspects and which aspects to choose.

 


Part 3: Solar return chart retrograde planets and other planetary returns

This video looks at retrograde planets in your solar return chart. It also covers other types of planetary return charts that you may wish to use someday.

There is a checklist for when you work with solar return charts.

 

Have a prosperous day,

Alison ⭐️


 

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Alison specializes in guiding Aspiring Astrologers. Her aim is to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart, often sprinkled with a touch of humor.

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If you’d like to get in touch with Alison, you can reach out to her via email at starzology@gmail.com.

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Astrological Forecasting Techniques

Astrological Forecasting Techniques

by Alison Price

Overview

Astrological forecasting is a popular use for astrology and many people come to astrology exactly for the predictions you can get.

But not all forecasting techniques are created equal. Some are easy to understand and some are more complex.

Forecasting is in two broad sectors, the direct forecasting methods and the indirect forecasting techniques.

Direct Forecasting

Direct forecasting techniques use the current positions of the planets in the sky as we speak. You need an ephemeris for transit work.

Examples of direct forecasting techniques are:

Indirect Forecasting

The indirect forecasting techniques are often those that equate one day’s planetary movement to one year of life. They are also known as symbolic forecasting techniques.

Examples of indirect forecasting techniques are:

  • Secondary progressions
  • Solar arc directions (Venus arc directions etc.)

Forecasting Techniques You Need to Know

Most astrology students learn the forecasting techniques in the following order:

  1. Transits
  2. Secondary progressions
  3. Eclipses
  4. Solar returns
  5. Graphic ephemeris
  6. Solar arc directions
  7. Other (primary directions, firdaria etc.)

Learn to Love Transits

It is common to learn transits first.

Many astrologers only use transits as they are easier to learn. Every Sun sign horoscope column relies on transits only and this makes transits the most popular forecasting method in any astrologer’s repertoire.

 


“Transits are the most popular forecasting method.”


 

If you work on several charts and need to do the forecasting then if you know that Uranus will change signs into Taurus in May 2018 it will do so for everyone.

Once you know a transit movement you can use that knowledge for every single chart you every look at. This makes transits the go to astrological forecasting technique.

Everyone needs to know transits.


Secondary Progressions

The second most popular forecasting technique is conveniently called secondary progressions.

In this case, the movement of a planet for each day of life from birth is symbolised as the corresponding yearly movement.

If you are thirty-three then you will cast a secondary progressed chart for the thirty-third day after your birthday and use the planet’s positions that day to cast the secondary progressed chart.

Each person’s secondary progressed chart is different. No two are the same unless you were born at the same time, date and place.

This means it is more work for the astrologer because it is almost as another chart to read. Professional astrologers will probably use secondary progressions for your full forecasting picture.

Solar Returns

In a solar return chart you cast a chart each year for the exact time the Sun returns to its natal position.

If your birth Sun is at 15 degrees 45 minutes of Virgo then each year when the Sun returns to the precise position you cast another chart.

Each year you will have a new solar return chart.

People with the same birth date (but not the same year) will have similar solar return charts but not exactly the same.

So, everyone born on September 15th will have the Moon here and Venus there in their solar return chart but the ascendant will be different.

This makes solar return charts popular as they are based on the transits of the day and astrologers know where the Sun and Moon are and the other planets.

Graphic Ephemeris

The graphic ephemeris is a special diagram that has to be read by the astrologer and it typically shows the superior planets and their cycles over a year or two. See image.

This is probably the most useful tool I personally use in my astrological forecasting.

Eclipses

Solar and lunar eclipses are transits and are special due to the close alignment of the Sun, Moon and the Earth on the eclipse day.

Eclipses can be further broken down into:

  • General eclipse forecasts
  • Personal eclipse forecasts
  • Collective eclipse forecasts

Solar Arc Directions

In solar arc directed charts you take the progressed movement of the Sun (as found in the secondary progressed chart) and add the longitudinal measurement to all the planets positions at birth. From this you will create a new chart called the solar arc directed chart.

From this you will create a new chart called the solar arc directed chart.

If your natal sun is at 15 Virgo and you are 33 years old you add 33 to 15 Virgo and the result is 18 Libra. This is the position of your solar arc directed Sun.

You do the same for the other planets. Add the Sun’s movement to every planet in your chart and find the new placement which will be 33 degrees further in the zodiac.

In a solar arc directed chart the aspects between the planets remain the same but the planets change house and sign.

The solar arc directed chart changes slightly every day as you get older.


How Much to Learn in Forecasting

How much you have to learn about astrological forecasting depends on who you are now and who you want to be later. There are 5 levels of astrologer and you can see where you fit in.

Hobbyist Astrologer

If you are simply trying to learn some more about astrology to make your life easier and more understandable then stick to transits.

Student Astrologer

If you are a student astrologer and plan to be a professional astrologer one day then learn transits first and the work down the list, (secondary progressions, solar returns, solar arc directions, eclipses and other).

Professional Astrologer

To be a professional astrologer you really do need to know at least four forecasting techniques.

They will compliment each other and underline the trends in the clients forecasting picture.

You are a Client

If you are a member of the public and you are looking for a professional consulting astrologer then do yourself a favour and find one who does advanced forecasting techniques.

Ask your prospective astrologer, “Which forecasting techniques will you use when you do my predictions?” and see what their answer is.

 


“Which forecasting techniques will you use when you do my predictions?”


 

If they only use transits be wary as they may not be fully trained in the more complicated astrological forecasting techniques.

This may imply they do not have a broad astrological education.

Creative Growth

If you have got this far then you will likely want to grow your astrological forecasting techniques and begin to understand the differences in each one.

To be a better astrologer you need to know these things.

Forecasting often separates the “men from the boys” in the astrology world.

 

Alison


 

The Graphic Ephemeris

The Graphic Ephemeris

by Alison Price

Ephemeris

The word ephemeris (plural ephemerides) is from the Greek word ephemeros, which means daily.

This is a quick introduction to the graphic ephemeris. Generally the ephemeris that astrologers use is a hefty reference book.

It details astronomical data like daily planetary positions by zodiac sign with the degrees and minutes for each planet as well as information such as sidereal time (used for calculating the ascendant).

An ephemeris is usually laid out month by month for each year. Planetary positions are listed in tables for either noon or at midnight depending on the ephemeris used.

Graphic Ephemeris

Luckily we have a visual representation of the daily planetary positions in the graphic ephemeris. It is a quick way to find hard aspects.

It can be quite tedious to manually calculate all the planetary positions for a birth chart. Perhaps there are some of you who began your journey into astrology with this method.

You were probably relieved when the old Blue Star and then Solar Fire programs generated perfect charts.

Charts with a higher level of mathematical accuracy (even though birth times are still unreliable) are created by computers rather than manual calculations.

The graphic ephemeris has a slightly different purpose than the ephemeris book. It is mainly used for predictive work and specifically outer planetary progressions, transits and directions shown in a graph.

It is a highly visual tool where you can select the preferred time period. The planets remain constant on every graph of the period. It is the connections to the natal chart that are shown clearly by this method.

Visualization

Imagine if you take the birth chart wheel as 360° on a piece of paper and you fold it in half at the (0°Aries/0°Libra) line you then have 180° of the circle.

Next fold it in half again to show 90°, finally if you fold the chart once more you have a 45° ‘slice’ of the circle. If the paper was transparent, it would show all the planets and angles within the small 45° slice.

Transiting planets will be at the same point on the slice and therefore will be depicted near each other on the Graphic Ephemeris. This is simply a different way to look at the transits to a natal chart.

The process of folding the chart from conjunctions 0° into oppositions 180°, into squares 90° and then semi-squares 45° or sesquiquadrates 135° only allows hard aspects to be shown.

Generally there are no harmonious aspects like sextiles or trines depicted on the graph.

How to Read a Graphic Ephemeris

The left of the graph begins with a column showing the cardinal degrees from 0° for 30°. At 30°, the fixed signs start and carry on to the 45°, and then begin again at the top from 0° to 15°. Finally the mutable signs are shown from 15° for 30°.

Across the top is time in months.

On the right side of the graph is a column with the natal planets and angles by sign. Each planet and point has a coloured dotted line associated with it running horizontally across the page.

Predictive work usually begins with revealing the transits. The outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune as well as Chiron and Pluto are generally selected for transits.

The direct transiting planets enter the graph at the left and move through time down and to the right. During retrograde periods, they move up the page in a wave motion. Where planets are at 0° of the cardinal signs by transit, they will re-enter the graph at the top.

Planets changing signs have a small dot in the planetary colour on their path.

Pluto has a shallower path than Jupiter. This is due to the slower movement of this minor planet in space.

Transits

Where a transiting planet’s curve crosses a natal planet’s dotted line, a transit aspect to the natal planet is formed.

The aspect glyph is at the intersection of the two. Where two transiting planets’ paths cross each other on the graph, there is an aspect being formed between those two planets on that day in space. The actual aspect symbol is not shown on the graphic ephemeris, only aspects to the natal chart.

Nodes and Moon cycle

The nodal axis moves in a straight line on the plane of the ecliptic and is always retrograde.

The full moon is shown as a white circle and new moon as black circles.

Where a solar eclipse happens there is a black circle with the conjunction symbol within it. A lunar eclipse is depicted by a white circle with the opposition symbol within it.


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How Saturn Transits can Improve Your Life

How Saturn Transits can Improve Your Life

by Alison Price

I recently received this question about Saturn from a reader:

“I always watch where Saturn is transiting for me and I’m beginning to think that Saturn is not as bad as we understand. I have had some of the best things happen for me when Saturn is in a certain house.

Like when it was in my first house I stopped drinking, smoking and lost weight. Now it’s in the second house and I have never earned so much money in my life. I have a lot to pay but the earning is something else!

I think if we are aware we can make it [Saturn by house] work for us. Buckle down to the discipline and so on. We live in terror of Saturn and yet find incredible blessing in its transits.

What do you think Alison?”

Here’s what I think

How exciting that a relative novice at astrology has such insights. That by having even a smattering of information (Saturn in her houses) allows her to understand the complexities of the planetary astrology and how it actually works in her chart.

For a bit of background information, this woman is forty-something and lives a regular life in the suburbs. She and her husband enjoy a fulfilling life where they try to make ends meet at the same time educating their kids and enjoying their family with many dogs.

In fact they are a couple probably just like you or me.





The first house

The first house is about your physical appearance, vitality and how you look. It is the facade you present to others.

Any planet passing through (or transiting) your first house will change you in the nature of the transiting planet.

Saturn

Saturn is traditionally known as “The Greater Malefic” this means it is the biggest bad boy of the planets.

In case you are wondering Mars has the dubious reputation as “The Lesser Malefic” and on a side note Venus is the “The Lesser Benefic” and Jupiter is “The Greater Benefic” and we’ve got to love the old labels.

Saturn is the planet of control and discipline. It can be cold and hard but it does have its up side. When saturn bestows its gifts they are sometimes difficult to see.

Saturn brings things like:

  • Being able to master something
  • Finding staying power for the long haul
  • Building on a strong foundation

These are old fashioned virtues and don’t fit with the modern world of quick fixes, sound bytes and 7 day miracle diets etc.

Time is of the essence

Saturn takes time but if you do put the time in you will reap benefits from Saturn’s graces.Cousin Violet

I often relate how Saturn works in your life, to the beloved character of Cousin Violet in Downton Abbey.

Here is a woman who is old and crusty, loves traditions but has staying power for the long haul.

The Dowager will prevail.

Reader insights and being self-aware

That our reader has noticed when Saturn recently went through her first house changing her physical appearance by her improved self care of cutting out drinking and smoking and losing some weight is excellent.

Yes, Saturn can change your life and yes, for the better.

Although you may not notice it at the time, you will be able to look back and see the improvements that have been made in your life.

Your vitality is as good as your first house.

Living every day with destructive habits can be stopped, or at least curtailed, and limited when Saturn passes through your first house. This is a perfect example of Saturnian energy.

Putting your back into your toil can benefit you through more work coming your way or an increase in your hourly rate. This usually means more pay.

You have to work hard but the cash is worth it and so are you.

I have often said that “good income equates to good self-esteem” and this is very much so when Saturn passes through your second house.

Forecast for Saturn in the third house

We can guess what will happen when Saturn enters her third house.

Perhaps she will find the time for her brother and sister, or she could easily take a stand on what is going on in her neighbourhood and perhasp build a fence to keep the dogs in or the passers-by out.

Our reader may decide to build on the successes she achieved when Saturn went through her second house of good work and income, and sign up for some more courses.

Maybe she will attend classes for something new that interests her or she could go back over classes she took in the past when Saturn first went through her third house, which would have been about thirty years ago when she was at school.

Perhaps she will make up a personal reading list and decide to get through one book a week for the year and a half that Saturn is in her third house. She could add some beloved classics to the list or try a modern author. Heck, she may even start her own journal, scribe poetry or teach others.

The possibilities are endless.

That we have given some ideas here will set our reader thinking on how best to use the planetary energies as they slowly transform her and she evolves in line with the potentials of her chart.

In reality an astrologer would look deeper into her chart and note the sign on the cusp of each house that Saturn is transiting and also how her natal Saturn is placed and how it contacts the rest of her chart through the dynamic aspects.

Of course there are many parts to a chart reading, and we have only looked at a small section today.

Further thoughts

Do you know which house Saturn is stimulating and transiting in your birth chart today?

Can you find the blessing when it passes by?

If you want to know more about astrology or your chart please contact me.