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SUN Conjoined SATURN: Astrology Aspects Series

SUN Conjoined SATURN: Astrology Aspects Series

Guest writer: Arwynne O’Neill   –   Published: February 2024

Sun Conjunct Saturn

The Sun and Saturn will be conjunct at 9° Pisces on February 28, 2024. This is an aspect that occurs once a year since the Sun goes through each sign for one month, and Saturn has a 30-year orbit so it spends about two and a half years in each sign, give or take a couple of retrograde periods. Dates for the last 80 years are listed below so you can find your Saturn placement if you don’t know it.

This is a hard-working and somewhat somber transit but it can also be very rewarding if you’ve been working hard. This can be a time when your hard work pays off, where you can achieve long-term goals or prove yourself to others through determined effort. On the negative side, you might find that your desire to assert your individuality or autonomy could be hindered or limited by this transit of Saturn.

 

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Sun conjunct Saturn in the natal chart

This is pretty universally described as a challenging aspect to have in childhood. Most of the books describe this as an aspect of painful self-awareness, pessimism and potential depression. A difficult childhood with possibly harsh, disciplinarian parents or very conservative. Maybe the child had to work very hard, either in school or by actually joining the workforce at an early age. They’re often very serious or even melancholy and emotionally withdrawn. The conjunction in Pisces would certainly amplify that emotional melancholy and depressive nature.

Sue Tompkins, in her wonderful book “Aspects in Astrology,” says this aspect is characterized by self-denial, self-discipline, self-control, self-defense. Other keywords are the importance of authority, illumination of fears and the importance of time because of course Saturn is the planet of time, and the awareness of restrictions and limitations.

She goes on to say when Saturn touches any planet in the natal chart, the person tends to crave the things that planet represents, and when it’s the Sun, people with this aspect yearn to be considered important because they believe or fear that they’re really insignificant, and those feelings start in early childhood. Sun-Saturn children often do not feel a strong sense of their own importance; for some reason they feel their uniqueness and individuality were not recognized, reinforced or accepted. Their tough exterior can mask a desperately sensitive inner life, which may express itself in long-form creative writing, world-building or caring professions, especially those that are emotionally challenging for others. They may be excellent helpers and healers but not particularly nurturing one-on-one.

In adulthood, this aspect is described as conservative, disciplined, ambitious, solitary, hard-working, and often exhibiting a dark sense of humor. They can be trustworthy, good mentors, dependable and often very successful in the long term. Someone you want on your side in the zombie apocalypse or tax season!

They can often become exhibitionists or obsessed with their self-importance because of this perceived repression. So what may start out as an inferiority complex can go to the other extreme where they have a grandiose sense of their own importance in adulthood because they’ve had to carve their personality out of the rough rocks of austerity.

Saturn in Pisces keywords

Spiritual dedication, deep emotions or being an emotional “rock,” limiting beliefs, conservatism or austerity, dogmatism, transformation through hard work, old souls.

Saturn in Pisces dates

Feb 14, 1935, to Apr 25, 1937
Oct 17, 1937, to Jan 14, 1938
Mar 23, 1964, to Sep 16, 1964
Dec 16, 1964, to Mar  3, 1967
May 21, 1993, to Jun 30, 1993
Jan 28, 1994, to Apr  7, 1996
Mar  7, 2023, to May 24, 2025
Sep  1, 2025, to Feb 13, 2026

Celebrities with Sun conjunct Saturn in Pisces

Zack Snyder, Justin Bieber, Dean Stockwell, Dakota Fanning and Alexander Graham Bell.

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Sun and Saturn conjunct but not in Pisces

Robert Duvall, Matt Dillon, Al Pacino, Sting, Kibe Bryant, Tracey Ullman, Pink, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vladimir Putin.

  

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Arwynne O’Neill: Research Astrologer

Arwynne O’Neill works as a research astrologer in Vancouver, with a focus on delving into historical cycles and how they relate to societal transformations as influenced by the energies of the outer planets.

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Online Astrology Reading

Online Astrology Reading

Online Astrology Reading

PLEASE NOTE, ONLY A FEW PEOPLE WILL GET A READING AS WE HAVE HAD HUNDEREDS OF REQUESTS.

THIS MEANS YOU MAY NOT GET AN ONLINE READING FROM US EVEN IF YOU APPLY. THANK YOU.

Inspiration

Many people in my audience have burning questions. Where to start? How do you start? How would you do a consultation?

I feel that being able to show different interpretations of charts for real people would be a valuable insight for aspiring astrologist all those who want to get a bit more information about where to start with chart readings.

I see these online astrology readings as a teaching moment for upcoming astrologers.

How to Get Your Online Astrology Reading

This year I am transitioning the way I do astrological consultations. As another option to in person one-on-one readings, I now offer to interpret your chart and publish the interpretation on my podcast. This is not an in-person reading. These will be known as Online Astrology Readings.

    

Public Domain

The online astrology readings will be published in the public domain for everyone to hear and see. Either on the Starzology Astrology Podcast or YouTube channel or both.

A copy of your chart will be on the blog post associated with the reading. Your real name will not be displayed.

  

Timing

From your initial request to the episode being published, will take about four to six weeks. It will depend on just how busy I am. I frequently discuss charts with my co-host Arwynne as well. It just depends.

I record my podcast episodes ahead of time and schedule them in. There is a time delay between creating the recording of the reading and the actual publication going live.

If you would like to request an online astrology reading. You may use this Google form.

  

Privacy and Pseudonym

Although I will require your real name to cast the actual birth chart, I am very happy to offer you the option to take a pseudonym, or fantasy name, so that your real name is not in the public domain. This is to protect your privacy.

I would imagine people will come along with pseudonym names like Lady Marmalade, Cheeky Capricorn and Mr. Big Stuff or something like that.

I am quite happy to use a pseudonym for you and not mention your real name when I am actually doing the consultation as I record it. 

  

Podcast and YouTube

I anticipate that the online astrology readings will go on to the Starzology Astrology Podcast. But it also occurs to me that I could present these also on the Starzology YouTube channel as how to do interpretations.

   

 

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Alison Price: Professional Astrologer

Alison helps you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor. She offers Consultations for everyone and Coaching for Aspiring Astrologers.

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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Midpoint Composite Charts

Midpoint Composite Charts

Author: Alison Price   –   Published:  January 2024

Podcast Episode

Listen to our podcast episode on Composite Midpoint Charts where Alison and Arwynne discuss this topic. The composite chart we chat about is shown below.

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Composite Midpoint Charts: Overview

Midpoints

Two points on a circle will generate two midpoints, the nearer midpoint and the farther midpoint.

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Natal Midpoints

A natal midpoint is the point between two planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury etc.) or chart points (Ascendant or North Node, etc.). For example, in a natal chart you can calculate the midpoint between the Ascendant and the Midheaven.

Composite Midpoints

Composite midpoints are formed by the midpoint of the same planet from two (or more) different charts.

Nearer Midpoint

If the first person’s natal Sun is at 5° Libra and the second person’s natal Sun is at 5° Leo, then the composite Sun will be at 5° Virgo. There is also a midpoint at 5° Pisces, but we always use the nearer midpoint.

Computer Generated Composite Midpoint Charts

Solar fire and Astro Gold will calculate composite midpoint charts for you. However, it is important to check the placements of the planets and aspects to the angles as they are sometimes shown as the opposite to that which you would expect.

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How to Calculate a Composite Midpoint Chart Computer Calculations

Astro Gold and Solar fire will calculate a composite midpoint chart for you. However, as an Aspiring Astrologer you ned to know how to do it manually. Here is the sequence to manually calculate a composite midpoint chart for two people..

House Cusps in a Composite Chart

The composite Ascendant and the house cusps are calculated differently. Initially we find the Midheaven midpoint and then back calculate the house cusps in the Table of Houses for the location that the relationship is taking place. Unless you are doing manual calculations, the computer will take care of this.

Calculating the Composite Planets

Take both persons Sun’s longitude position and find the midpoint between the two Suns. Place that new composite Sun in the correct position in the composite chart.

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Composite Midpoints Special Considerations Chart Calculation Defaults

It is important to measure apples to apples and not apples to oranges. Before you create a midpoint, composite chart make sure both natal charts are cast the same way and they are set for:

  • The same zodiac(tropical or sidereal
  • The same house system (usually Placidus)
  • The same node calculation (true or mean)

When the Natal Planets are Opposite

When natal planets are more than 150° apart between the two charts, you may want to consider both composite planetary positions, that is the nearer and the farther midpoint.

Planets in Signs in Composite Charts

Do not give much value to the sign positions of the planets in the composite charts. It is more useful to consider the planetary house positions, aspects and aspect patterns when interpreting these charts.

Composite Retrograde Planets

One person’s natal chart could have a direct Jupiter. and another person’s natal chart could have a retrograde Jupiter. We usually ignore retrograde motion when using composite charts.

Group Composite Charts

Although composite charts are usually done for a couple, you can cast a composite chart for three or more people. In group charts you see the dynamic of the group or unit.

Example 1

You may cast a composite chart for you and your partner who live in your home. When Granny decides to move in, you can cast the new composite chart with three natal charts to see how things will improve or deteriorate as a third person is added to the home.

Example 2

You may consider creating a four-way partnership at work, or perhaps for a music band. You can cast the composite chart for all four potential members to see how the partnership will change as more people are added.

In group composite charts look to the major aspect patterns that drive the chart for quick information.

Composite Chart Inner Planet Paradox

One paradox in composite planetary position calculations is that the composite Mercury or Venus can sometimes end up on the other side of the chart to the Sun.

This paradox can cause for example, the incorrect aspects of:

  • Sun opposition Mercury.
  • Sun opposition Venus.
  • Mercury opposition Venus.

The suggested solution to this paradox is to take the composite Sun’s position (the nearer midpoint) and, if the inner planets are on the wrong side of the chart, move the inner planets directly opposite the calculated composite Mercury and Venus position (the farther midpoint), and thus near the Sun’s position.

The Sun always is the magnet for Venus and Mercury.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’ Compoiste Midpoint Chart

Venus’ position at 25°48′ Libra is the nearer midpoint. Use the futher midpoint for Venus at 25°48′ Aries. Angelina’s natal Venus is at 28°09′ Cancer and Brad’s natal Venus is at 23°28′ Capricorn. They are in opposite signs and are in fact nearly opposite each other.

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The Angles in the Composite Chart

Remember the composite Midheaven and composite IC are both midpoints generated from the two individual charts. Whereas the composite Ascendant/Descendant axis is back calculated from the Midheaven position in the Table of Houses. This indicates that the composite Ascendant is not as important as in natal astrology and one should focus on the condition of the MC/IC angles.

Composite Ascendant

  • Indicates the “face” of the pair shown to the world.
  • Suggests the image they would like to project as a couple.

Composite Descendant

  • Shows the true nature of the relationship.
  • Indicates what brought them together in the first place.

Composite Midheaven

  • Shows how the world views this couple’s relationship.
  • A strong Midheaven indicates they are a public couple and well thought of and respected by others.

Composite IC

  • This shows how the couple are in the privacy of their own home.
  • Suggests the foundations of the relationship.

Read more  >>> The Ascendant

Composite Houses

  • Suggests how the couple are regarded together.
  • Makes this an important relationship.
  • Can show a united front even a façade.

Composite Second House

  • Shows their shared values.
  • Indicates their attitude towards joint finances.
  • Suggests what they appreciate.

Composite Third House

  • Shows how the couple communicate – can be important.
  • Indicates what language (vulgar or not) is acceptable between the two.
  • Suggests communication breakdowns as well.

Composite Fourth House

  • Indicates if they have similar backgrounds or if this is an issue.
  • Shows the basic feeling of being at home with each other.

Composite Fifth House

  • Suggests an honest relationship.
  • Indicates they like each other’s company.
  • Shows they are both good at role playing.

Composite Sixth House

  • One person easily becomes subservient to the other (master/slave).
  • This relationship is related to the concept of work.
  • Good for business partnerships.

Composite Seventh House

  • Supports marriage and partnerships in general.
  • Two become one in this house.
  • Both are looking for the same thing (can be competitive in work relationships).
  • Often found in a mentor/protégé arrangement.

Composite Eighth House

  • This is a transformational relationship and will affect both parties.
  • Regeneration may be so crushing for some who will leave the partnership.
  • May suggest the debt level taken on by the partnership.

Composite Ninth House

  • Suggests that both will see life as a journey they are taking together.
  • Indicates an international partnership (differing foreign nationals).
  • Suggests that both have similar education levels.

Composite Eleventh House

  • Both individuals in this relationship are friends.
  • This couple are on the same team.
  • Suggests they share the same hopes, dreams and aspirations.

Composite Twelfth House

  • Indicates trauma mental, emotional and physical.
  • May suggest unconscious behavior on someone’s part.
  • Much careful consideration is needed with a strong composite twelfth house.

Composite Planets

Composite Sun 

The composite Sun shows:

  • How the couple identify themselves.
  • The main drive for the relationship.
  • The light that shines in the partnership. 

Composite Moon 

The composite Moon shows:

  • Emotional bonds between the people.
  • The general feel for the pair.
  • The history they have together. 

Composite Mercury 

Mercury in a composite chart shows:

  • The communication style between them.
  • The interests that brought them together.
  • What they trade with each other. 

Composite Venus

Venus in a composite chart shows: 

  • The love and what they love jointly. 
  • The attributes they have when together.
  • The value they place on each other. 

Composite Mars 

  • In a composite chart Mars shows:
    The activities they do together.
    Their intimate life (couples).
    Where they compete as a “team.” 

Composite Jupiter

In a composite chart Jupiter shows:

  • What they gain by being together.
  • Where growth can happen.
  • The journey of exploration taken as a couple.

 

Composite Saturn

In a composite chart Saturn shows:

  • The longevity of the relationship.
  • The mastery they get when together.
  • The fears they experience within the partnership.

Composite Uranus

In a composite chart Uranus shows:

  • The uniqueness of the union.
  • The excitement in the relationship.
  • Genius stimulated by being together (synergy).

Composite Neptune

In a composite chart Neptune shows:

  • The illusion or the ‘front’ of the partnership and where they are kidding themselves.
  • The sensitive spots in the relationship.
  • Empathy for others who are not a part of the pair.

Composite Pluto

In a composite chart Pluto shows:

  • The intimate energy that powers the partnership.
  • Where and what they will ‘kill’ or who they will ‘bury’ for the relationship.
  • The deep magnetic attraction that brought them together and that powers the couple.

Read more >>> The Planets

Composite Charts Interpretation Sequence

Remember the composite chart shows the relationship and not the individuals that formed it. You always need to have interpreted the two natal charts first to glean what each individual wants in a relationship and who they hope to attract.

In composite charts consider:

  • Any house emphasis
  • The luminaries houses
  • The luminaries aspects
  • Any planets conjunct the angles
  • Venus and Mars’ house positions and aspects
  • Any 7th house planets
  • Saturn by house and aspects
  • The other planet’s houses
  • The other planet’s aspects
  • The aspect patterns

Forecasting with a Composite Chart

The usual forecasting techniques of transits, secondary progressions and solar arc directions can be applied to a composite chart. It is not recommended to produce a solar return chart for a composite chart as the Sun’s position in the zodiac is already an extrapolated position. However, you may certainly attempt some research in this regard.

The Composite Vertex

The vertex in composite charts shows the sphere of experience that will be most significant for the couple, and the destiny of the relationship and to where the relationship is eventually going. We always need to consider that any relationship may have another purpose than that which we would normally expect. For example, two people who are married may not love each other anymore but both find solace or friendship within the actual relationship.

What to look for in the composite vertex:

  • A well placed vertex in the composite chart indicates this relationship is having a great effect on the couple and them as individuals.
  • Conjunctions and oppositions need careful consideration.
  • Use a 2° orb.
  • Do not consider the vertex house position heavily. Remember in a natal chart the vertex is typically only found in the 5th, 6th 7th and 8th houses.

Aspiring Astrologer Activity

Using the composite midpoint chart between yourself and your partner:

  • Determine if the inner planet paradox in present in this composite chart. If so, what will you do?
  • List the house positions of the composite planets (not signs).
  • Determine the Ptolemaic aspects in the compositechart.
  • Find any composite major aspect patterns (stellium, grand trine, grand cross, T-Square, Thor’s hammer, yod, cross of David, mini grand trine or mystic rectangle) and write a short interpretation for the pattern. (100 words)
  • Find the most emphasized composite house and briefly comment on the tenants and house meaning in regard to the relationship. (100 words)
  • Note if the emphasized composite house echoes the same houses in the two natal charts or if this a new emphasized house only showing in the relationship and comment. (50 words)
  • In a few sentences describe the composite chart ruler complex exploring the house (not the sign), essential dignity and if it is most elevated, oriental or the almuten and consider all the aspects. (100 words)
  • Note your feelings about this composite chart and how it describes the relationship between you and your partner. (50 words)

Extend Yourself

As an Aspiring Astrologer, to really get to grips with the principles of midpoint composite charts, you can extend yourself.

  • Cast a couple’s two natal charts and only by looking (no arithmetic calculations) decide which sign (and maybe degree) their composite planets will be. Check yourself against the computer calculations.
  • Cast the composite chart for your parents by hand. Do the manual calculations (arithmetic on paper) to see what you can create, then check your manual hand drawn chart against the computer results.
  • Cast a chart for three people that you know by hand. You could use your family member’s natal charts. See what happens to the composite chart as one person is added (when granny moves in) or taken away (when a young adult finally leaves home).
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Games for the Twelve Signs

Games for the Twelve Signs

Author: Arwynne O’Neill   –   Originally published: January 2024

Games for Each Sign

Arwynne has a closer look at the types of games that appeal to each sign.

Join her and her special guest Katia as they chat about the games that each sign loves.

 

Listen more >>> Games for Each Sign

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Fast-paced games like competitive sports, racing games, or action-packed video games, first-person shooters and fighting games, anything Martial.

 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Poker, and anything with betting. Board games with strategic elements, gardening games, or simulation games that allow you to build and customize aesthetic elements.

 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Trivia games, word games, or multiplayer games that involve social interaction and communication.

 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Cooperative board games, simulation games with nurturing elements, or storytelling games. Life, the Sims, and unconventional games that let you explore history or family dynamics with emotional impact.

 

 

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Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Party games, performance-based games like Charades, murder-mysteries or anything that allows you to perform and showcase your creativity and charisma.

 

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Puzzle games, word games like scrabble, trivia, and games where you organize things, or simulation games that require attention to detail. RPGs with intricate storylines, vast inventories and crafting.

 

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Multiplayer games, social deduction games, or anything that involves teamwork, balance and cooperation.

 

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Mystery games with supernatural or occult elements, dark and intense horror games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill, deep thinking strategy games, escape rooms or immersive RPGs with a captivating storyline.

 

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Global or interplanetary adventure video games like Far Cry, Dragon Age or Tomb Raider, exploration-based video games, or board games that involve travel and discovery.

 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Monopoly, of course! Strategic board games, resource management games, or simulation games that involve building and planning, especially empire building games like Grand Theft Auto.

 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Innovative and unconventional board games, virtual reality games, science fiction games or anything that challenges traditional thinking, allows you to make your own rules or think outside the box. Nothing too realistic.

 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Story-driven video games, creative and artistic games, visual puzzles like Tetris or relaxing simulation games. Also, beautiful nonlinear games like Destiny.

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Wheel of the Year

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Venus Square Chiron

Venus Square Chiron

Author: Arwynne O’Neill   –   Originally published: January 2024

Venus square Chiron

On February 5, 2024, Venus squares Chiron. Venus is going to be at 16° Capricorn and Chiron is at 16° Aries so this is a square in the cardinal signs.

We all pretty much know what Venus means; it’s the goddess of love, it’s about relationships, it’s about beauty, and it’s also about money. But fewer people know what Chiron is.

 

 

Listen to podcast episode >>> Venus Square Chiron

Chiron

Chiron was a centaur in Greek mythology and in astrology it represents the wounded healer. So wherever you have Chiron in your chart — its sign placement and the house it’s in — is where you may experience a psychological wound that enables you to grow stronger in whatever area it symbolizes, and help others because of the pain that you’ve overcome in your own life.

We’ve done an entire episode on Chiron in Aries because that’s where I have Chiron. I am going to be having my Chiron return over the next year or so, which is an aspect everybody has around the age of 50. So if you want to know more about Chiron in Aries, you should definitely listen to that episode.

Listen >>> Chiron Returns

The Transit

When we have Venus Square Chiron, this can create a lot of inner tension that can be really painful for people. It can make you feel like you’re being emotionally abused, bullied or taken advantage of. It can make you feel trapped in your relationships or like you are being sabotaged. You can feel as though you want to help people but they just lash out at you and there can be a lot of self-criticism and overstepping of boundaries with this aspect.

If you’re in a relationship that has a lot of emotional conflict it could become heightened around this time, and if you are in a relationship where one of you has set yourself up as sort of the protector or the savior of the other, things could really become tense at this time.

Read more >>> Chiron

Read more >>> Square Aspect

Read more >>> Venus

Venus square Chiron in the Birth Chart

In the natal chart this aspect can create a lot of tension within a person’s relationships. They may continually attract or be attracted to people who are bad for them, emotionally damaged, emotionally unavailable and this can really hurt their self-esteem in a number of ways.

This is often because they think they can heal or save the other person and can they end up getting dragged down Into the depths themselves. They often romanticize romantic pain, which is also great for art but not a great approach to relationships in general, and they can feel inadequate, like they deserve criticism, or they can become addicted to emotional pain in relationships, at sort of the most extreme end of the spectrum.

Of course the reason we’re focusing on the negative is because with the square aspect you are really going to see more of the sort of the negative side than if they had, for example, Venus trine or sextile Chiron, which maybe would make them a great nurse or caregiver or something.

 

Artistic Outlets

Since Venus rules artistic pursuits, a lot of that pain can be used to create amazing music and art, which we often see with harsh Venus aspects but that doesn’t make it any more fun for the person with the aspect. They can be very sensitive to the opinions of others and they can go overboard in analyzing every little detail of their relationships, either criticizing the other person or trying to save the other person, or becoming enmeshed in bad habits and dangerous, toxic behaviors because they fall in love with either the wrong person or they find themselves attracted to that dark side.

 

Celebrities with Venus square Chiron

Angelina Jolie, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Rimbaud, Sinead O’Connor, George Michael, Russell Brand, Courtney Love, Joe Biden, Stanley Kubrick, Judy Garland, Chris Cornell, Bill Murray, Leo Tolstoy and Val Kilmer.

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Chiron and the Healing Journey by Melanie Reinhart
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Arwynne O’Neill: Research Astrologer

Arwynne O’Neill works as a research astrologer in Vancouver, with a focus on delving into historical cycles and how they relate to societal transformations as influenced by the energies of the outer planets.

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Conjunction

In astrology, a conjunction is an aspect where two or more planets are near each other and have an orb of less than eight degrees.

Venus Trine Neptune

Venus Trine Neptune

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Sun Conjunct Pluto

Sun Conjunct Pluto

Author: Arwynne O’Neill – Published January 2024

 

Sun Conjunct Pluto

On January 20th, 2024 the Sun is going to be conjunct Pluto at 29° Capricorn. This is the last major aspect that Pluto makes in Capricorn as the Sun and Pluto both move into Aquarius the next day. Pluto’s final transit into Aquarius comes in November, after a brief retrograde this fall.

So we’re going to talk a bit about what you can expect from this transit, then what it looks like in your natal chart and then we’ll have some celebrity examples.

 

Listen to episode >>> Sun Conjunct Pluto

   

The Sun Conjunct Pluto in Transit

This transit happens once a year, so next time the Sun and Pluto are conjunct in January 2025, they’ll be in Aquarius.

As we’ve said before, anytime Pluto connects with a personal planet and the Sun is about as personal as it gets, we can expect to feel its effects. They won’t really not long lasting because the sun moves pretty quickly, but it’s about a day or so. Of course, if you have the sun in Capricorn you will have been experiencing the Pluto conjunction for a while and if you have it at 29° Capricorn that aspect will be exact on January 20, so all of this will apply to you in a big way.

The Sun conjunct Pluto in transit can dramatically increase your desire for power and your ability to influence outcomes in your life. You may feel this heightened intensity within yourself or you could observe it around you, and it could lead to power struggles. You may become controlling and manipulative towards other people or you may begin to feel paranoid, as if hidden enemies were plotting against you, but this is probably not how most people will experience this transit.

A more productive use of these energies would be conducting research and investigatimg mysteries or deep instrospection. You may be able to get to the bottom of psychological issues at this time because this transit can bring about the sort of obsessive behavior that’s obviously beneficial if you’re investigating anything.

Some dramatic or upsetting events may occur, especially involving power struggles and reversals of fortune, the mighty being brought down by hidden secrets coming to light or abuses of power being exposed.

In your life this would be a good time to excavate, investigate, and eliminate… That could be as simple as de-cluttering, getting rid of anything that’s getting in your way and no longer serving you, and this could include relationships or work that’s unfulfilling and anything else that you have outgrown and that’s holding you back. You have access to extra reserves of power at this time that you should try to make use of, in the form of both willpower and the will to power.

The Sun Conjunct Pluto in the Birth Chart

People with the Sun conjunct Pluto in their charts can be profoundly intense people, they can wield great power and influence but they could also be subject to powerful forces and those forces can either destroy them or make them stronger. They can be incredibly ambitious people with a great deal of willpower and a probing, piercing nature that can come across as overbearing.

They can read people very well and get to the bottom of matters because they are excellent researchers they have very political minds, so they can be very effective leaders. They value their privacy, and they can even come across as mysterious or paranoid. They can also get embroiled in decadent, self-destructive behaviors, ruthless power struggles and manipulation of others. They are often attracted to the dark side, or the Underworld, which may include addictions, criminal activities, etc. But they can also become great investigators or go up against the powers that be and bring about change from revolutionary or investigative activities.

Celebrities and Historical Figures with the Sun Conjunct Pluto

And you can really see this in some of our celebrity examples. Artists with this aspect are often instrumental in creating art, movies and literature exploring the relationship between power and the powerless.

Celebrities with Sun conjunct Pluto:

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Martha Stewart, Steve Wozniak, Mick Jagger, Emmet Till, Alan Turing, Hunter S. Thompson, Hulk Hogan, Lance Armstrong, Victor Hugo, Charlie Sheen, Tim Burton, Jada Pinkett Smith and Emperor Nero.

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More on this topic:

Read more >>> Sun

Read more >>> Pluto in Aquarius

Read more >>> Steve Wozniak’s Planetary Complexes

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Arwynne O’Neill: Research Astrologer

Arwynne O’Neill works as a research astrologer in Vancouver, with a focus on delving into historical cycles and how they relate to societal transformations as influenced by the energies of the outer planets.

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Arwynne’s Instagram @mspinkdotcom

 

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Uranus

Uranus

In astrology, Uranus rules the fixed air sign of Aquarius. It is the first of the outer planets before Neptune and Pluto.

Online Course (Coming Soon)

Online Course (Coming Soon)

Original post by: Alison Price – Published: January 2024

   

Online Astrology Course: Coming This Year

I am passionate about astrology. It is my life’s focus, apart from my family, friends and art and crafts, okay and gardening when I get a moment. Astrology is my one true love. I live and breathe it.

Teaching Astrology

You may know that I’ve been teaching astrology for many years. I started at my dining room table way back in the 80s and have kept on teaching since then. From 2003 to 2023 I taught weekly private classes in my home, in public classes in coffee shops and more recently over Zoom. I was also active in my local astrology groups as President and Newsletter Editor for over a decade. I presented lectures at astrology conferences here in Canada and in the US.

I even offered an annual Summer Astrology Event with my friend Toby for six years (psst… that may be coming back, but we’ll see). I also created a full astrology weekend event in Kelowna with Norma. I created the Starzology YouTube channel and was busily focused with that for over three years. There was always something astro-themed going on. Mars in Virgo, what can I say?

Class Notes

In 2022, I compiled all my individually created, drawn and written class notes into a book The Aspiring Astrologer: 52 Self-paced Astrology Lessons available on Amazon. This turned into a hefty book. I have now discovered that it is not available worldwide as I had been let to believe. Anyway…

In 2023, I launched the Starzology Astrology Podcast, which began as a once-a-week program to start with. It quickly morphed into a twice weekly episodes (and minisodes – little episodes) with my friend and astrologer Arwynne. My podcast continues to be lots of fun. It’s a bit like my soapbox really.

Online Course Development

Here’s the good news. During 2024, I am creating an astrology course that answers the most common question I receive and which I know many of you are struggling with namely. “Where to start with chart reading?”

I get students who have been doing astrology for ten years and need help. I get students who want to hone into what is important and learn to weigh the factors in a chart. I get students who have already been through other courses with other teachers and prestigious international institutions who still need help.

Plenty of astrologers with twenty years of experience and vast libraries of astrology books have come through my courses to get the focus that is required when reading a chart. I was being overwhelmed with One-on-one classes as I could only do so many a week. There had to be a better way. This got me thinking…

Who This Course is For

This course is for people who do know a little astrology. I anticipate that you have at least a grasp of the chart at a basic level and know the glyphs. I think you are at the student level in the 5 Levels of Astrologer and you can check that out.

I do not go over every nook and cranny of astrology. Most of my students have a working knowledge of charts, but they want to polish their readings. You may have all the astrology cookbooks, and I hope you do, but the synthesis of chart reading is the critical component often missing.

When is this Online Course Going to be Available?

This course will be available by… Gulp… Okay, I am working on it tirelessly and will get it out asap. I have given myself the provisional date. Why not? It’s a great day for astrology, but the reality may mean it will be later. No matter how long it takes, it will launch this year. I know one great contemporary astrologer who took a whole year to get his course out. Clearly it takes time.

Where is this Online Course

My online course is hosted by Teachable the premium online course host for exceptional customer satisfaction. Teachable is based in the USA.

As you can imagine, I am climbing up a monsterly steep learning curve to navigate all the details that makes this the best platform for hosting my online course.

It’s one thing to know the astrology, it’s another to get it sorted, repackaged and uploaded so it fits seamlessly on their platform.

Beta Testers

I will be requiring beta testers before the course goes live. Beta testers are keen students who pay a nominal fee for the incomplete course. They provide detailed feedback on all aspects of the learning experience. Thus, the payment process is a part of this.

Beta Tester Expectations

Beta testers are required to provide a review, blog, promote and offer feedback about the course after they have worked through it. Or as they are working through it if required. I am anticipating constructive criticism and user experience feedback and a testimonial from beta testers.

Beta testers remain students of the course forever, even when all the bells and whistles are added and the price goes up. If you would like to be considered as a beta tester for my upcoming online course, please add your name to this list.

Pre-Launch Waitlist

The waitlist is for astrologers who wish to take the course at the deeply discounted never-to-be repeated low launch price. Waitlisted people will get information about the ongoing development of the course and may be polled for ideas about what I’ll be adding, or not. I don’t have the full details of the waitlist procedures yet. If you wish to get on the waitlist for this course then please click here to join the waitlist.

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When to Go Professional as an Astrologer

When to Go Professional as an Astrologer

The Best Time to Go Professional as an Astrologer

An astrology business usually blossoms when your natal Uranus (astrology) and your Midheaven (going public with a business) are stimulated. This can happens usually by transit, secondary progression or other forecast technique contact.

It can just be on the day you finally ‘get’ astrology, which usually occurs at a transit or progressed contact. If you know the exact day your life changed and started your astrological awakening, write it down in your notebook.

You can answer the following questions and gather the information in your notebook or astrology journal.

Your Uranus Transits

The years when transiting Uranus makes an exact Ptolemaic aspect to your Midheaven are important, but if you can get the dates of the transits three passes, that is very good.

  • When does transiting Uranus conjunct your Midheaven?
  • When does transiting Uranus sextile your Midheaven?
  • When does transiting Uranus square your Midheaven?
  • When does transiting Uranus trine your Midheaven?
  • When transiting Uranus conjoins two other points and planet in your chart it is a good indicator for starting to go pro.
  • When does transiting Uranus conjunct your Midheaven ruler?
  • When does transiting Uranus conjunct your natal Saturn?

Your Solar Return Chart

The year when your solar return Sun falls in the 10th or 6th house of your solar return chart.

  • Which upcoming year is your solar return Sun in the 6th house?
  • Which uncoming year is your solar return Sun in the 10th house?

Your Secondary Progressions

The years when your secondary progressed Moon conjoins your natal Midheaven and passes through your tenth house are good indicators for starting to go professional as an astrologer.

  • Progressed Moon conjunct natal Midheaven.
  • Your progressed New Moon (previous).
  • Your progressed New Moon (next).
  • When does your secondary progressed Uranus station direct?

Your Solar Arc Directions

In solar arc directions the year when your natal Uranus is stimulated by a conjunction from any of; the solar arc Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Midheaven, Ascendant or Midheaven ruler suggest a growing interest in going pro with astrology.

Find the dates when the following occur:

  • Solar arc directed Sun conjunct your natal Uranus.
  • Solar arc directed Mars conjunct your natal Uranus.
  • Solar arc directed Jupiter conjunct your natal Uranus.
  • Solar arc directed Midheaven conjunct your natal Uranus.
  • Solar arc directed Ascendant conjunct your natal Uranus.
  • Solar arc directed Midheaven ruler conjunct natal Uranus.

Planning a Two-Year Window with Mars

Mars is the planet of beginnings, pioneering action, expended effort and it shows where you are happy to burn energy. Mars rules the sign Aries the Ram, which it the first sign of the tropical zodiac, and is the traditional ruler of Scorpio the Scorpion. As the first planet further from the Sun than the Earth, Mars takes about two years to make one complete pass through the zodiac. Because of this orbital period Mars can be used to kick start events and courses of action in your life.

Transiting Mars: Timing is Everything

Having two years to do something may seem a long stretch but if you plan to start a micro-business it can offer a convenient time span. The trick is to begin what you want to do when Mars transits the planet in your chart that rules the activity you want to start.

  • When Mars contacts your Sun, Moon, Uranus, Ascendant or Midheaven directly it may be time.
  • Mars conjoining your natal Sun is good for doing what you want and getting to the heart of the matter.
  • As Mars approaches your natal Moon it suggests active, and not reactive, behavior and you can use this emotionally charged time appropriately for taking the plunge.
  • When Mars nears radix Uranus it can create a spark for astrology and this may be the ideal time to overcome inertia if you have been thinking about an astrology business but not actually done anything about it – yet.
  • If Mars crosses your birth ascendant your personality gets fired up and you display confidence.
  • The red planet crossing your Midheaven indicates it is time to act on your career by taking a stab at competing for the career you want and being in the competition for the glory.

Mars: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

If you are lucky enough to receive a Martian three contact transit (direct, retrograde, direct) to an important natal planet or your Ascendant or Midheaven, it shows the time is ripe to expend the effort required to get that particular project started. Sometimes a Mars transit passes by quietly. If you look ahead and get the important dates in the next two years it can show the best time to launch your astrology career.

The Mars Three Pass Transit

At the first direct transit you may initially be enamored by the idea and inspired. During the retrograde pass doubt can set in about the validity of the venture. Finally, on the last contact your plans should be steaming along and well under way.

 

Aspiring Astrologer Activity

Find the dates when transiting Mars makes these aspects:

  • Transiting Mars conjoins your Sun.
  • Transiting Mars conjoins your Moon.
  • Transiting Mars conjoins your Uranus.
  • Transiting Mars conjoins your Ascendant.
  • Transiting Mars conjoins your Midheaven.
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Alison Price: Astrology Coach

Alison wants to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor.

Learn more about Alison’s journey.

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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Lammas

Lammas

Learn a little about the pagan festival of Lammas which occurs as the Sun reaches 15 degrees of the fixed sign Leo.

The 5 Levels of Astrologer

The 5 Levels of Astrologer

Author: Alison Price   –   Published: July 2013   –   Revised: January 2024

Your Astrology Business

Amateur versus Professional Astrologer

To go pro, means to become a professional. The difference between an amateur and a professional is that amateurs do not get paid but professionals do get paid.

To change your status as an astrologer from amateur to professional is a huge step and requires adjustment on many levels and particularly mental, financial, psychological and physical levels. This post explores what is required to go pro and how you can reach this status in your astrological career.

The Path to Becoming an Astrologer

Your personal astrological development can take years. You may remain at one stage or level for decades and this happens when life gets in the way. Many people start astrology as adults and may have a day job and other commitments that demand their time and energy. You can always pick up where you left off and continue your journey towards astrology.

The process of becoming an astrologer includes particular milestones. Some are based on your knowledge of astrology some are mental states that change, and others are professional decision you make. I am not saying that aspiring to become master astrologer is everyone’s goal, but the process of becoming an astrologer is clear.

The 5 Levels of Astrologer

There are five levels of astrologer and different criteria or milestones to be reached at each stage of the astrologer’s evolution. Consider where you are today as you start this journey and check back in six and twelve months’ time to see how far you have come.

Level 1: Hobbyist Astrologer

  • You read your horoscope every week
  • You know your own and your family member’s Sun signs
  • You can discuss astrology at a dinner party
  • You know enough to be dangerous (ha ha)

Level 2: Student Astrologer

You are considered a Student Astrologer when you have all of the above Hobbyist astrologer skills and the following:

  • You have attended an astrology lecture.
  • You own five astrology books including an ephemeris.
  • You subscribe to The Mountain Astrologer.
  • You have taken at least one astrology lesson.
  • You are considering attending a conference.
  • You own Astro Gold.

Level 3:  Amateur Astrologer

You are considered an amateur astrologer when you have all the hobbyist and student astrologer skills and attributes and the following:

  • You can read the glyphs in a chart.
  • You know the signs, planets, houses and aspects.
  • You own ten astrology books including a Table of Houses.
  • You have at least one planet specific book.
  • You are a member of your local astrology group.
  • You have taken a formal astrology education course.
  • You can interpret charts for family and friends.
  • You can debate houses systems.
  • You have attended an astrology conference.
  • You own the latest version of Solar Fire.
  • You know at least four forecasting techniques.
  • You are invited to speak locally.

    Level 4: Professional Astrologer 

    You are considered aprofessional astrologer when you have all the hobbyist, student and amateur astrologer skills and attributes and the following: 

    • You can construct a chart from scratch (without a computer).
    • You can calculate forecasts from scratch (without a computer).
    • You have an extensive astrology library with duplicate editions.
    • You subscribe to all the trade periodicals.
    • You are a member of the international astrology associations.
    • You accept payments for your work.
    • Your income surpasses US$12000 a year from astrology.
    • You are invited to speak internationally.
    • You have appeared on TV, radio or a podcast.
    • You write a column/blog.
    • You own your self-hosted astrology website.
    • You have published an astrology book.

    Local Astrology Group: Vancouver

    Meet Sukhwinder Gadey who has created, operates and facilitates THE ASTROLOGER’S DEN which is Vancouver’s premier astrology group. This group meets online twice a month and focusses on general and mundane astrology. Everyone is welcome.

    Listen to podcast >>> Sukhwinder Gadey: The Astrologer’s Den

    Professional Astrologer and Musician

    Meet Toby Aldren, D.F.AstrolS., professional astrologer and musician. Toby is exploring the connection between astrology, music and medicine.

    Read more >>> Toby Aldren: Professional Astrologer and Musician

     

    New Moon Group

    Meet Norma Lachance professional astrologer and teacher. At every New Moon Norma hosts a vibrant online meeting to guide and explore the potentials of the lunation.

     

    Listen to podcast >>> Norma Lachance: New Moon Group

    Level 5: Master Astrologer

    You are considered a master astrologer when you have all the hobbyist,  student, amateur and professional astrologer attributes, skills and knowledge and the following:

    • You have been a professional (accepting payments) for at least ten years.
    • You are considered a guru in the astrological community.
    • You have written more than one book.
    • Your income exceeds US$60000 a year from astrology.
    • Your name is known by the general public.
    • You are the Keynote speaker.
    • You are a recipient of astrological awards acknowledging your contribution to the art.
    • You may have forsaken daily consultations for focused astrology research.
    • You are the Astrorati of the day.

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    Aspiring Astrologer Activity

    Look over the five levels of astrologer (hobbyist, student, amateur, professional or master) and ask yourself the following questions:

    • What level are you at today?
    • Which level will you be in six months time?
    • Which level will you be in two years time?
    • At which level will you be satisfied?

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    Author Bio

    Alison Price: Astrology Coach

    Alison wants to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor.

    Learn more about Alison’s journey.

    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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    Lammas

    Lammas

    Learn a little about the pagan festival of Lammas which occurs as the Sun reaches 15 degrees of the fixed sign Leo.

    Astrology Coaching

    Astrology Coaching

    Coaching with Alison can help you avoid common pitfalls and mistakes that beginners often make, saving you time and frustration.

    Natural Cycles

    Natural Cycles

    Introduction

    In the universe, the celestial bodies above us are bound by natural cycles. As a professional astrologer with a passion for mindfulness and creativity, delving into the cosmic dance of the Sun, Moon and planets brings an opportunity to connect with the pulsating energy that surrounds us.

    Read more >>> The Great Year

    The Sun

    The Heart

    At the heart of our solar system, the Sun reigns as a radiant powerhouse, providing the life force that sustains our planet.

    Its journey through the zodiac, marking the changing seasons, influences not only our climate but also plays a pivotal role in astrological interpretations.

    As the Sun transitions through each sign, its energy imparts unique qualities, influencing our moods, behaviors, and overall vitality.

     

    Read more >>> Solstice Turning Points

    Read more >>> The Wheel of the Year

     

    The Moon

    Illuminating the Feelings

    In the night sky, the Moon takes center stage, casting its gentle glow upon the Earth. Its phases, from the waxing crescent to the waning gibbous, create a celestial rhythm that mirrors the ebb and flow of life.

    The New Moon heralds’ new beginnings, while the Full Moon illuminates our deepest emotions. As a mindfulness practitioner, tuning into the lunar cycles provides a powerful opportunity for introspection and self-discovery.

     

    Read more >>> New Moon Wishing

    Read more >>> The Lunation Cycle

    Read more >>> The Lunar Nodes

    The Planets

    Inner Wanderers

    Beyond the Sun and Moon, the planets weave their intricate patterns across the heavens. Each planet carries its own unique energy and symbolism, influencing the cosmic narrative.

     

    Read more >>> Mercury’s Retrograde Cycle

    Superior Wanderers

    From the assertive energy of Mars to the expansive wisdom of Jupiter, the planets offer a rich tapestry of archetypal forces that shape our experiences on Earth. Mindfully observing their movements allows us to align with the universal energies at play.

    Read more >>> Saturn Returns

    Read more >>> Your Second Saturn Return

    Read more >>> Post Natal Returns of the Uranus, Neptune and Pluto

    Embracing the Wisdom of Natural Cycles

    As we navigate the transits, it’s essential to approach these natural cycles with a sense of mindfulness and openness. Just as the planets follow their orbits with purpose, we too can align our intentions with the rhythm of the cosmos. Creative endeavors, personal growth, and spiritual exploration can be enhanced by attuning ourselves to the energies present during specific celestial alignments.

    Conclusion

    In the universe, the Sun, Moon, and planets continue a cosmic dance. As a professional astrologer with a keen interest in mindfulness and creativity, I believe that to embrace these natural cycles brings an opportunity for self-discovery and inspiration.

    Journey forward with an open heart and a keen awareness of the celestial rhythms that surround us.

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    Alison Price: Astrology Coach

    Alison wants to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor.

    Learn more about Alison’s journey.

    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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    Lammas

    Lammas

    Learn a little about the pagan festival of Lammas which occurs as the Sun reaches 15 degrees of the fixed sign Leo.

    Solstice Turning Points

    Solstice Turning Points

    Gain insights on the symbolism of the Solar cycles, and focus on the solstices. Let’s explore the significance behind these celestial events and delve into the meaning they hold.

    Astro Art

    Astro Art

    A Guide to Crafting Astrology-Themed Art

    Astro Art

    Embarking on a journey to create astrology-themed art opens up a world of possibilities for self-expression and creativity. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting, the cosmos can serve as an abundant source of inspiration.

    In this article, I’ll explore how to infuse your artwork with the magic of the stars, bringing your astrological insights to life on canvas. I’ve always like to live my life in full color. I’m not one to hang about in faded hues or 50 shades of grey. Here is a collection of all the Astro Art on my website. I hope you enjoy them.

     

    Read more >>> Wheel of Fortune

    Read more >>> Astrology Trading Cards

     

     

    Connect with Astrological Concepts

    Before you dive into your artistic process, take some time to immerse yourself in the rich symbolism of astrology. Explore zodiac signs, planets, houses, and astrological elements.

    Consider the unique qualities associated with each astrological element—fire, earth, air, and water—and how they can be represented in your artwork.

     

    Choose Your Medium

    Astrology-themed art can take many forms, from paintings and drawings to digital art, collages, or even sculptures. Select a medium that resonates with you and allows you to express your ideas most effectively.

    Watercolors might capture the ethereal nature of the stars, while digital art can provide a modern twist to traditional astrological symbolism.

     

    Read more >>> Astro Art ABCs

    Your Astrology Journal

    Your astrology journal is a great place to start with astro art. There are many pages so you have lots of opportunity to do some astro art. I personally started using astro journals a few years ago and now I have a collection of full color books and grimoires with all of my astro artwork ideas.

    Select Colors Mindfully

    Colors play a crucial role in conveying the energy of astrological signs. For instance, fiery reds and oranges might be associated with Aries, while earthy tones like greens and browns can represent Taurus. Be mindful of the emotional impact colors can have and choose a palette that aligns with the essence of your astrological theme.

     

    Embrace Symbolism

    Incorporate astrological symbols into your artwork to add layers of meaning. Zodiac glyphs, planetary symbols, and constellations can serve as powerful visual elements.

    Experiment with ways to integrate these symbols seamlessly, whether as focal points or subtle details woven into the background.

     

    Tell a Story with Constellations

    Celestial storytelling can be a fun aspect of astrology-themed art. Consider creating constellations that tell a narrative or reflect personal experiences. Connect the dots between stars, allowing your viewers to interpret their own stories within the cosmic patterns you’ve crafted.

     

    Infuse Personal Insights

    As a professional astrologer, bring your unique insights and interpretations into your artwork. Consider how specific astrological themes relate to your own experiences or the experiences of those around you. This personal touch can make your art not only visually appealing but also deeply meaningful.

     

    Promote Mindfulness through Creation

    Engage in the process of creating astrology-themed art with mindfulness. Allow each stroke or digital brushstroke to be deliberate and intentional. Embrace the meditative quality of art-making.

    Read more >>> Mythical Goddesses

    Read more >>> Astrology Journal Cover Page

    Finally

    Creating astrology-themed art is a delightful journey of blending creativity, symbolism, and personal insight. By connecting with astrological concepts, choosing a meaningful medium, and infusing your unique perspective, you can craft art that not only visually captivates but also resonates on a deeper level.

    So, let the stars guide your artistic endeavors, and watch as your creativity unfolds like the cosmic tapestry of the universe.

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    Alison Price: Astrology Coach

    Alison wants to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor.

    Learn more about Alison’s journey.

    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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    How Planets Move

    How Planets Move

    Planet’s Movement

    When you work with transits you pay attention to the planet’s linear movement, direct – retrograde – direct, but there is another component to take into consideration and that is a planet’s speed.

     

    Read more >>> Retrogrades

    Planetary Speed

    Speed is typically calculated by how fast a planet can move each day and there is an average for every planet. If the planet moves more than the average, it is fast and if the speed is less than the average then the planet is slow.

    Often it doesn’t matter to the interpretation, but when we take a broader look, as in a one year forecast, we need to be aware of this. Of the main solar system planets Chiron (which is, according to NASA, actually a comet) has very fast and very slow periods.

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    Johannes Kepler

    Kepler’s second law of planetary motion states: A planet sweeps out an equal area in equal time. Simply put the further a planet is from the Sun in its orbit the slower it moves through the zodiac. Most orbits are elliptical (have two foci where one is the Sun) and some distances are more extreme than others.

    For example: Pluto was nearer the Sun during its swift transit through its own sign of Scorpio from 1984-1995 (on and off) for only eleven years.

    Pluto was in Taurus (on and off) during the period 1854-1883 for almost twenty-nine years. Remember during Pluto’s transit of Scorpio it was at times nearer to the Sun than Neptune!

    We also note this phenomenon when the Moon is fast or slow for a while each month.

    Johannes Kepler in the early 17th century, plays a crucial role in the science of celestial mechanics.

    Kepler’s Second Law states that a line segment joining a planet and the Sun sweeps out equal areas during equal intervals of time. In simpler terms, as a planet moves along its elliptical orbit, the imaginary line connecting it to the Sun sweeps through the same amount of area in equal time intervals.

    Kepler: Limerick

    Here is my Kepler Limerick which popped into my head one sunny day.

    Now Kepler he had a good thought

    as planetary motion was fraught.

    Each orbit he found

    had swept out equal ground

    and now his second law is taught.

    Why We Care

    Kepler’s Second Law provides a key insight into the dynamics of planetary motion. It shows that a planet adjusts its speed as it orbits the Sun to ensure that the areas it sweeps out in a given time are always equal.

     

    Planets With Eliptical Orbits

    Whilst all planet have eliptical orbits, non are exactly circular, some planets have more pronounced eliptical orbits than others.

    Here are a few planets to take note of:

     

    Read more >>> Chiron

    Read more >>> Pluto

    Read more >>> Eris

     

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    Alison wants to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor.

    Learn more about Alison’s journey.

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    Venus Sextile Uranus

    Venus Sextile Uranus

    Venus sextile Uranus. Sextiles are very energetic and agreeable, so Venus sextiles one of the best aspects to find in relationship charts.

    Gifts for Your Astrologer

    Gifts for Your Astrologer

    Gifts for Your Astrologer

    Introduction

    Not everyone has their own astrologer, but if you happen to have one, consider showing them some appreciation this Christmas. Just like you’d gift your building concierge, your kid’s teacher, or your manicurist, you can also give a thoughtful present to your astrologer.

    Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to receive some heartfelt gifts from my clients. These include a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a potted living herb, homemade cookies presented in a lovely tin, and even some enchanting Hellenistic Myth-themed reading cards from a thoughtful client who brought them back from a trip to Greece.

    Each gesture of kindness from my clients is truly appreciated, and it warms my heart to receive such considerate tokens of gratitude.

    This holiday season, if you have an astrologer who has made a positive impact on your life, taking a moment to express your thanks can be a wonderful way to spread joy and goodwill.

    Whether it’s a small gesture or a heartfelt note, acknowledging the connection you share can make the holiday season even more special for both you and your astrologer.

    Gifts for Your Astrologer

    Say Thank You

    Take a moment to express your gratitude with a heartfelt note. If you’ve experienced one or more readings from your astrologer, consider reaching out to convey your thanks.

    This simple act not only brings a warm and comforting feeling to every dedicated astrologer but also enhances the likelihood of securing an earlier booking or being accommodated at the last minute when you’re known as a kind and thoughtful client.

    In the world of astrology, dealing with demanding clients is not uncommon. By being the client who appreciates and acknowledges their efforts, you effortlessly stand out as the ideal client, creating a positive and harmonious relationship with your astrologer.

    A Glowing Referral

    One of the most meaningful gifts you can offer your astrologer is a positive referral. Share your positive experiences by writing a recommendation for someone else who may become your astrologer’s new client.

    Rest assured, your astrologer will maintain confidentiality and won’t discuss your chart with your friends, and vice versa.

    However, having a personal reference can be invaluable when individuals seek an astrologer for a reading, providing them with the assurance that they are approaching someone recommended by a satisfied previous client.

    Testimonial Note

    Compose a heartfelt testimonial directly addressed to your astrologer. Craft an email expressing your appreciation for their work and grant permission for them to use it.

    This testimonial can be featured on their testimonials page as a genuine reflection of your positive experience with their services.

    Sharing your satisfaction in written form not only acknowledges their expertise but also contributes to building trust and credibility for potential clients exploring their services.

    Read more >>> My Gracious Testimonials

    An Apple Podcast Review

    If you’ve tuned in to multiple episodes of the Starzology Astrology podcast, you might want to consider sharing your thoughts through a five-star review on Apple.

    Your gesture would be truly appreciated. Producing these podcast episodes involves a significant investment of time and effort, and your support means a lot.

    Writing a five-star review on Apple is completely cost-free for you. I emphasize the five-star rating because that’s what we hope for. However, if you’re leaning towards a one-star review due to dissatisfaction, I encourage you to reach out directly to the astrologer to discuss your concerns privately. Publicly sharing a negative review may not be the most constructive way to address any issues you may have.

    Remember the karmic saying, “What goes around comes around.” If you encounter problems with your astrologer, it’s advisable to communicate privately. On the other hand, if you’re eager to express your admiration, crafting a public five-star review on Apple would be a wonderful way to do so.

    If you’re in the mood to leave a five-star review for us, your feedback is more than welcome. Your positive words contribute to the podcast’s growth and are deeply appreciated.

    That’s It

    Your astrologer doesn’t necessarily desire an extravagant gift from you; they don’t require additional possessions. The most valuable gift you can offer, without any cost to you, is the thoughtful gesture of a positive referral or a pleasant review.

    This act of appreciation will leave a lasting impression on your astrologer, and your kindness will be remembered well into the future.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year and expressing gratitude. Thank you.

     

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    Alison Price: Astrology Coach

    Alison wants to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor.

    Learn more about Alison’s journey.

    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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    Lammas

    Lammas

    Learn a little about the pagan festival of Lammas which occurs as the Sun reaches 15 degrees of the fixed sign Leo.

    Venus Trine Neptune

    Venus Trine Neptune

     
    This is a Guest Post from Arwynne O’Neill, research astrologer and the co-host of the Starzology Astrology podcast.

     

    Venus trine Neptune

    by Arwynne O’Neill

    Today we’re going to be talking about Venus trine Neptune which will be exact on Christmas Day this year, December 25, 2023.

    Venus will be at 25° Scorpio and Neptune will be at 25° Pisces.

    So this is a water trine between Scorpio and Pisces, which has a very flowing, romantic, intense, spiritual sort of energy which is kind of perfect for Christmas because it’s all about this soft, mystical, snowy (if you’re living in the northern hemisphere) sort of feeling.

    It could be great aspect to have around the holiday season because it will create warm, fuzzy feelings between people and smooth out the edges that might otherwise be rough.

    So whether you’re getting together with family, having a romantic dinner with your partner, seeing the kids or bringing together a lot of people who may normally have conflicts throughout the year, this aspect could just smooth all that stuff out and make it a really lovely evening.

    There might be a bit of delusion in that because Neptune is kind of like the old trope of adding Vaseline to the camera lens to smooth out all the wrinkles in an aging actor or actresses’ face, but that’s what Venus-Neptune aspects do brilliantly.

     

    Podcast Episode

    Listen to the full conversation about Venus trine Neptune with Arwynne and Katia on teh Starzology Astrology podcast.

    Venus in Transit

    Venus only takes about 10 to 12 months to move through the entire zodiac and depending on the retrograde periods.

    It can spend as little as two to three weeks in a sign and as many as five months, so its aspects are not uncommon but when it touches an outer planet, I think it’s much more interesting to talk about.

    If it’s in aspect to Uranus, Neptune or Pluto then we definitely want to look at it because the effects will be felt for a couple of days on either side.

    And of course it’s super interesting when someone has this or any Venus aspect to an outer planet in their birth chart.

    Some keywords for Venus and Neptune aspects are idealizing, spiritual, imaginative, living in a dream world, artistic, creative, sympathetic, warm and deep emotions, but not always seeing things as they are.

    If you meet someone under a Venus Neptune soft aspect, you might not be seeing them as they really are, and if you have this aspect in your birth chart, you might struggle with seeing people as they are on a day-to-day basis.

    If you have a certain vision of someone which very different from what they really are, that’s obviously going to cause problems once the honeymoon phase has worn off.

    “Projection” is another Neptune buzzword, both for its association with psychology and self-delusion but also with cinema and the projection of images on screen that are larger than life yet completely illusory.

     

    In Your Chart

    People with Venus trine Neptune are going to be seeking perfection and a sort of heavenly inspiration from their partners.

    They’re going to elevate them on the pedestal and they might not see them clearly, so there’s that soft focus lens which diffuses the details and can create a wonderful, creative, dreamy sort of individual.

    Getting outside the realm of relationships, this can be an incredibly artistic expression of Venus, which we can see in the following celebrity examples:

     

    Celebrity Examples

    Arianna Grande, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, James Dean, Miles Davis, Anthony Bourdain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, JRR Tolkien, and Alan Watts, so we really see the creative and spiritual sides of this aspect, but a dark side that includes addiction, escapism, self delusion, and in some cases even suicide.

    Also, Abraham Lincoln, which is interesting because he famously had a very loving and egalitarian relationship with his wife.

    He’s best known for being the president who freed the slaves, which speaks to his idealism and sensitivity, but we also know him as a tragic figure who was emotionally devastated by the death of his young son while he was in office.

     

    Venus trine Neptune Movies

    This is absolutely the aspect that rules the fairy tale and the happy ending!

    Some movies that exemplify this aspect include Splash,

    The Shape of Water, La La Land, and The Little Mermaid.

    If you think of any other great examples, feel free to share them with us. We’d love to hear from you!

     

     

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    Arwynne O’Neill: Research Astrologer

    Arwynne O’Neill works as a research astrologer in Vancouver, with a focus on delving into historical cycles and how they relate to societal transformations as influenced by the energies of the outer planets.

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    Arwynne’s Instagram @mspinkdotcom

     

     

    Chart Interpretation Example for Bo

    Chart Interpretation Example for Bo

    Author: Alison Price   –   Published: October 2023   –   Revised: January 2024

    Chart Interpretation Example

    See how to get organized to start a CHART INTERPRETATION. You can listen to the interpretation in the podcast episode below or read on for all the main margin notes that I extracted to read this birth chart. I’d like to thank Bo for giving us permission to use his birth chart for this training. We appreciate you.

     

    Podcast Episodes

    Bo’s Natal Chart Interpretation

    In the first podcast episode, Alison and Arwynne go through a new chart interpretation step by step and extract the most important planets and signifiers. This is the way professional astrologers begin their chart readings.

     

    Listen now >>> Bo’s Natal Chart Interpretation Prep

     

    The Duality of Pisces

    In the second podcast episode Arwynne welcomes Bo. This is a wide-ranging discussion on the most complex and hard-to-define sign of all. Pisces might also might be the most misunderstood and maligned sign in the zodiac. This episode is an illuminating deep dive for anyone struggling to pin down what the deepest of the water signs is all about. We explore the complexities, contradictions, dreams, intuitions, addictions, ambitions and sacrifices that make this sign so unique, and why we would all benefit from understanding the oceanic energies of Pisces a little better.

       

     

    Chart Details

    Bo’s natal chart details as given are as follows:

    • 9:32 am, January 22nd, 1988, Ness City, Kansas, USA.

    This birth data is rated “AA” on the Rodden Rating as the time (9:32 am) is recorded on his actual birth certificate in hand.

     

    Chart Calculation Defaults

    We are using standard Western astrological defaults including:

    • The Tropical zodiac.
    • The Placidus house system.
    • The True Node.

    This chart is calculated with Astro Gold.

     

    Standard Orbs

    Our standard natal orbs for both applying and separating aspects are:

    • 8° for conjunctions, oppositions, trines and squares.
    • 4° for sextiles.
    • 2° for semi-sextiles, semi-squares, sesquiquadrates and quincunxes.
    • 1° for quintiles, biquintiles, parallels and contra-parallels.

     

    Begin Gathering the Information

    This is how to approach a chart interpretation using the method I’ve been using for years. The aim is to get all the relevant information onto one page to start with.

     

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    Step 1: Balances

    The balances refer to the polarity, elements, modes, hemispheres, quadrants, triple divisions, signs and houses. Only count the seven visible planets.

    Polarity

    In this chart the active polarity has five and the passive polarity has two planets. This makes the active polarity strong. People who are strong in the Active polarity are positive and eject energy into the world by their thoughts and actions.

     

    Element

    Now let’s consider the elements. In this chart there are three planets in Fire, Earth has no planets, Air has two planets and Water has two planets. This makes Fire slightly stronger than the other elements. Technically, for an element to be strong it must have two more planets than the next best element, which fire doesn’t. It only has one more planet than the next best elements which are Air and Water. Strong fire people are inspirational and will inspire others as well.

    Explore more >>> Astrological Elements

    Explore more >>> The Elements and Herbs

     

    Mode

    Turning to the modes. In this chart. Cardinal has one planet fixed has two planets and Mutable has four planets. This makes the Mutable mode strong with four planets. For a mode to be strong it technically must have two more planets than the next best mode. In this case the next best mode is Fire with two planets therefore Mutable is strong. People who are strong Mutable types are amenable to change.

     

    Hemispheres

    Of the four hemispheres, the Northern hemisphere has three planets, the Southern hemisphere has four planets, the Eastern hemisphere has six planets, and the Western hemisphere has one planet. This makes the Eastern hemisphere strong with six planets. People with a strong Eastern hemisphere. Have a great focus on their lives and what they are doing.

    Hemisphere Ruler

    The Eastern hemisphere ruler is Jupiter (as Sagittarius is on the MC). Jupiter is in its own hemisphere (Eastern) so this make Jupiter a focus planet for us to note.

    Quadrants

    Considering the quadrants. The first quadrant has three planets. The second quadrant has zero planets. The third quadrant has one planet. And the 4th quadrant has three planets. Because the 1st and the 4th quadrants have equal amount of planet. There is no strength in quadrants here.

     

    Triple Division

    Moving on to the triple divisions. The first triple division has three planets. The second triple division contains zero planets, and the third triple division has four planets. This makes the third triple division slightly stronger. However, technically, for a division to be strong it needs to have two more planets than the next best triple division, which the third division doesn’t. That’s why the third division just getting the “slightly stronger” label. The third Triple division is the “Them” division, where the focus is on what’s going on in the world.

    Sign Emphasis

    The sign with the most planets is Sagittarius. Therefore, the sign of The Archer, Sagittarius, is emphasised.

     

    House Emphasis

    There is no house with more than two planets thus no house emphasis.

    Step 2: Ascendant Complex

    Ascendant Sign

    The Ascendant sign is Pisces. This makes the chart ruler the greatest planet of all, Jupiter.

    First House Planets

    The planets in the first house are Venus in Pisces and the Moon in Pisces. We also note that the north node is in the first house in Pisces as well.

    Aspects to the Ascendant

    Looking at aspects to the Ascendant, and we have Venus conjoined the ascendant and Mars is square the ascendant.

    Step 3: Chart Ruler Complex

    Chart Ruling Planet

    The chart ruler is Jupiter because Pisces is on the Ascendant and Jupiter rules Pisces.

    Ruler’s Sign

    Jupiter is in Aries. Note that Jupiter is in mutual reception with Mars in Sagittarius.

    Ruler’s House

    Jupiter is in the second house.

    Ruler’s Aspects

    Jupiter is conjoined the Part of Fortune and Eris. It receives sextiles from Mercury and Chiron, and trines from Saturn and Uranus. Note that Jupiter only has soft aspects and therefore is unafflicted. Very nice.

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    Step 4: Luminaries

    The Sun

    Sun’s Sign

    The Sun is in Aquarius which is in detriment as it is in the sign opposite its rulership sign of Leo, so it gets a score of -5 in Essential Dignity.

    Sun’s House

    The Sun is in the 12th house.

    Sun’s Aspects

    The Sun is unaspected as it does not receive a Ptolemaic aspect from another planet. However, the Sun does receive a lesser-used aspect, the bi-quintile, from Chiron. Additionally, the Sun is trine the South Node. Even though the Sun receives two aspects, it is technically considered “Unaspected” because the Sun does not receive a Ptolemaic aspect from another planet.

    Luminaries: The Moon

    Moon’s Sign

    The Moon is in Pisces.

    Moon’s House

    The Moon is in the first house. Well placed in an angular house.

    Moon’s Aspects

    The Moon is conjoined the North Node and trine Pluto. The Moon is quintile Neptune. The Moon’s hard aspects are squares from Saturn and Chiron. The Moon is the focal planet in the T-square. The Moon receives an opposition from the South Node. The Moon is opposition and contra-parallel the Vertex. This makes the opposition to the Vertex a double whammy opposition and is therefore a more significant aspect.

    Lunar Phase

    The lunar phase is Crescent.

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    Part 5: The Other Planets in Order

    Venus

    Venus’ Sign

    Venus is in Pisces, in exaltation. Venus gets a score of +4 for it’s exalted status in Essential Dignity.

    Venus’ Position

    Venus is the rising planet and Venus is in the Ascendant Gauquelin sector.

    Venus’ House

    Venus is in the first house. Well placed in an angular house.

    Venus’ Aspects

    Venus is conjoined the Ascendant. Venus is square Mars. Venus is trine Pluto and sextile Neptune. Venus is quintile Saturn.

    Chiron

    Chiron’s Sign

    Chiron is in Gemini. Chiron is the only retrograde planet in Bo’s chart.

    Chiron’s House

    Chiron is in the fourth house. Chiron is part of the only T-square.

    Chiron’s Aspects

    Chiron is trine Mercury and sextile Jupiter. Chiron is opposition Saturn and square the Moon and part of the T-square. Chiron is opposition Uranus. Chiron is biquintile the Sun.

    Pluto

    Pluto’s Sign

    Pluto is in Scorpio, in dignity and gets a score of +5 for Essential Dignity.

    Pluto’s House

    Pluto is in its natural eighth house which makes it in accidental dignity. I give Pluto a score of +1 for this. Well placed.

    Pluto’s Aspects

    Pluto is square Mercury. Pluto is trine the Moon and Venus and sextile Neptune (generational aspect).

    Mars

    Mars’ Sign

    Mars is in Sagittarius.

    Mars’ Position

    Mars is well positioned as the Most Elevated Planet. Mars is in the Midheaven Gauquelin sector.

    Mars’ House

    Mars is in the ninth house.

    Mars’ Aspects

    Mars receives a trine from ErisMars receives a square from Venus. Mars is quintile Mercury.

    Saturn

    Saturn’s Sign

    Saturn is in Sagittarius.

    Saturn’s House

    Saturn is in the tenth house so is in accidental dignity because the 10th house is Saturn’s natural house (+1).

    Saturn’s Aspects

    Saturn is conjoined Uranus. Saturn is trine Jupiter and trine the Part of Fortune. Saturn is square the Moon, opposition Chiron and square the Lunar Nodes. Saturn is quintile Venus.

    Uranus

    Uranus’ Sign

    Uranus is in Sagittarius.

    Uranus’ House

    Uranus is in the tenth house.

    Uranus Aspects

    Uranus is conjoined Saturn, trine Jupiter and trine the Part of Fortune. Uranus is opposition Chiron and square the Lunar Nodes.

    Neptune

    Neptune’s Sign

    Neptune is in Capricorn.

    Neptune’s Position

    Neptune is the oriental planet.

    Neptune’s House

    Neptune is in the eleventh house.

    Neptune’s Aspects

    Neptune is sextile Venus and sextile Pluto (generational). Neptune is square Eris. Neptune receives a quintile from the Moon.

    Mercury

    Mercury’s Sign

    Mercury is in Aquarius.

    Mercury’s Position

    Mercury is the occidental planet.

    Mercury’s House

    Mercury is in the twelfth house.

    Mercury’s Aspects

    Mercury is sextile Jupiter, the Part of Fortune and Eris. Mercury is trine Chiron. Mercury is square Pluto. Mercury is biquintile the South Node.

    Dispositor Tree

    Bo has a Mutual Reception Tree with Jupiter in Aries and Mars in Sagittarius on the top line. Also note the Saturn is a Gateway planet with three planets below it.

     

    Explore more >>> Dispositor Trees

     

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    Part 6: Major Aspects Pattern

    T-Square

    There is only one Major Aspect Pattern which is a T-square. The T-square composes of Saturn in Sagittarius opposition Chiron in Gemini, and both are square the Moon in Pisces. The Moon is the focal planet of this T-square. The energy of Saturn and Chiron will be channelled and often expressed through the Moon. This is a mutable T-square as all the planets are in mutable signs. This T-square can be referred to as a “Moon mutable T-square.”

     

    More Example Charts

    Below is a selection of example charts. Thet generally show my process for getting the information together before the interpretation begins.

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    Alison wants to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor.

    Learn more about Alison’s journey.

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    The Celestial Garden

    The Celestial Garden

    The Celestial Garden by Jane Hawley Stevens

    Book Review

    “The Celestial Garden Growing herbs, vegetables, and flower in sync with the Moon and Zodiac” by Jane Hawley Stevens is a delightful journey through the techniques of blending gardening activities with the Moon and zodiac signs.

    Read more >>> The Celestial Garden


    Interview

    This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jane Hawley Stevens about her latest book, which focuses on growing herbs, vegetables, and flowers in sync with the Moon and the Zodiac.

    As someone deeply passionate about herbalism and gardening and having created two herb gardens myself I was particularly drawn to Stevens’ approach in her book.

    Podcast Episode

    Lifelong gardener and herbalist Jane Hawley Stevens explains how the Moon’s cycle provides a detailed calendar of optimal times for planting seeds, roots and transplants, as well as for pruning, weeding, propagation, harvesting, and even starting new garden projects or throwing garden parties. 🌱 In this episode, Alison enjoys a fireside chat with Jane as she discusses her new book The Celestial Garden.

    Listen now >>> The Celestial Garden Interview with Jane Hawley Stevens

     

     

    Solar and Lunar Cycles

    What sets it apart is her alignment not only with the solar cycle for the year of gardening but also with the lunar cycle for each month.

    Stevens offers practical tips on gardening activities based on the Moon’s presence in different signs and seasons, creating a comprehensive guide for aligning your garden with the phases of the Moon.

    One aspect that resonates with me is the fundamental recognition of the Moon as a significant indicator. It serves as an expression of how astrology can be practically applied.

    Read more >>> The Sixth House and Herb Gardens

     

    Lunar Alignment

    I often use the analogy that you can’t surf into the shore when the tide is going out.

    This emphasizes the importance of being in alignment with the Moon and, consequently, understanding the influence of other planets in your earthly activities.

    Stevens’ book guides readers on how to work with the stars rather than against them, providing a thoughtful and insightful perspective on gardening in harmony with celestial rhythms.

    Read more >>> The Astrological Elements and Herbs

     

    Natural Calendar

    Within The Celestial Garden, Jane Hawley Stevens, a seasoned lifelong gardener and herbalist, illuminates the profound influence of the Moon cycle on the art of gardening.

    In her book, she presents a meticulous calendar that guides gardeners through optimal times for various activities, including planting seeds, roots, and transplants.

    Moreover, Stevens extends her expertise to encompass essential practices like pruning, weeding, propagation, and harvesting.

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    Garden Projects

    “The Celestial Garden” doesn’t just stop at the basics; it goes above and beyond by offering insights into opportune moments for initiating new garden projects or hosting garden parties. Stevens’ holistic approach to gardening, aligning with the rhythm of the Moon, opens up a realm of possibilities for enthusiasts to enhance their gardening experience.

    This celestial guide is a treasure trove of excellent tips suitable for all types of gardeners, whether their passion lies in cultivating vibrant vegetables, luscious fruits, fragrant herbs, or captivating flowers. By intertwining the wisdom of the Moon cycle with practical gardening advice, Stevens provides a resource that not only nurtures the soil but also cultivates a deeper connection between the gardener and the celestial dance above.

    Whether you’re a seasoned horticulturist or a budding green thumb, “The Celestial Garden” serves as a valuable companion on your journey to a more mindful and bountiful gardening experience.

     

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    Moon Element

    Additionally, the book delves into every facet of astrological gardening, unraveling the mysteries behind various elements. It elucidates the significance of Moon signs and explores the reasons behind their impact on plant growth and development.

    The guide provides insights on aligning the Moon’s journey through the constellations of the Zodiac with your daily garden tasks and projects.

    Read more >>> Astrology and Herbs

     

     

    Lunar Phase Activities

    Moreover, “The Celestial Garden” offers specific tips and advice tailored to each phase of the Moon, guiding gardeners on the best activities to undertake during these distinct periods.

    It goes beyond the practicalities, incorporating simple and creative seasonal rituals into the astrological gardening practice, adding a touch of mindful and uplifting engagement.

     

    Chakra Garden

    Notably, the book shares guidance on designing a unique Chakra Garden, allowing readers to infuse a sense of harmony and balance into their outdoor spaces.

    By exploring these various aspects, the book not only serves as a comprehensive guide to astrological gardening but also inspires readers to deepen their connection with nature, the cosmos, and the beauty of their own cultivated spaces.

    Read More >>> Gardening with Astrology

     

     

    Your Sign

    Furthermore, Stevens motivates readers to discover how their individual astrological signs can guide them towards greater satisfaction in both their gardens and their lives.

    Whether you’re a novice or an experienced gardener, this unique and highly practical book offers fresh and unexpected insights, presenting itself as an inspiring love letter to nature.

     

    Contact Jane

    You can visit Jane Hawley Stevens at FourElementsHerbals.com for more information.

    Or purchase her book The Celestial Garden at Amazon.

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    Alison Price: Astrology Coach

    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 with a touch of humor.

    Learn more about Alison’s journey.

    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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    2024 Astrology Events

    2024 Astrology Events

    Discover the main astrology events of 2024 including; lunations, retrograde and direct dates and planetary ingresses for the whole year.

    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 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.

     

    Author Bio

    Alison Price: Astrology Coach

    Alison wants to help you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor.

    Learn more about Alison’s journey.

    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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    Venus Sextile Uranus

    Venus Sextile Uranus

    Venus sextile Uranus. Sextiles are very energetic and agreeable, so Venus sextiles one of the best aspects to find in relationship charts.

    Venus Square Pluto

    Venus Square Pluto

     
    This is a Guest Post from Arwynne O’Neill, research astrologer and co-host of the Starzology Astrology podcast.
     

    Venus square Pluto

    by Arwynne O’Neill

    Today we’re talking about the Venus Pluto Square coming up on December 3, 2023.

    Venus will be at 28° Libra and Pluto will be at 28° Capricorn.

    This is one of the final aspects Pluto will be making while it’s in Capricorn before it enters Aquarius in January, where it will stay for the next 20 years.

    This is the first time on the podcast that we’ve talked about specific Venus aspects.

    Until now we’ve focused on some of the big Mars aspects and of course Venus has a very different character from Mars so let’s talk a bit about what Venus is.

     

    Podcast Episode

    Listen on the go to our special podcast episode Venus square Pluto.

    In this episode, Arwynne and her guest Katia discuss what to anticipate as the aspect of Venus square Pluto forms. And as always they offer some celebrity examples.

     

     

    Venus Transits

    Just like you might expect, Venus is the planet that rules love, relationships, beauty, harmony, grace and of course is named after the Roman goddess, who was known as Aphrodite in the Greek pantheon.

    In your personal chart Venus is about your attractiveness if you’re female, or about the type of women you’re attracted to.

    Venus has a fairly interesting orbit due to retrograde periods, so it can stay in a sign for about 2 to 3 weeks or, in some cases, as long as 5 months.

    It typically takes from 10 to 12 months to go through all 12 signs but it can be longer depending on the retrogrades.

     

    Venus in Libra

    Right now, Venus is in Libra which is a placement I have, which you can really see in my choice of makeup and fashion.

    I’m a bit obsessive when it comes to never leaving the house without lipstick and fussing over my hair, etc.

    Relationships are very important to me, both romantic and friendships, and Venus rules both Taurus and Libra so it is very comfortable in both of those two signs.

    Since Venus moves so quickly it does make a lot of aspects while it moves through the zodiac, and not all of them will have earth-shattering effects, it will basically only be active for a day or so.

    But when Venus contacts an outer planet like Uranus, Neptune or Pluto the effect is much stronger and certainly if either planet makes an exact connection to your personal chart.

    As we’ve discussed in the past, squares are the most difficult and intense of the aspects, so when a planet like Pluto, which rules transformation and destruction, contacts Venus, we can expect sparks to fly.

    This aspect rules power trips, sexual violence, obsession, extreme and life-transforming relationship encounters and events.

    Things that happen under this aspect can feel karmic, like there’s a spiritual importance to them that we don’t normally feel unless of course we have this aspect in our natal chart.

     

    In Your Chart

    So let’s talk about what this aspect looks like in someone’s chart.

    Very strong feelings and emotions, a need for a depth of involvement can be seen any time you have Venus in aspect to Pluto and the square is the strongest of those effects.

    Pluto encourages us to delve deep into relationships. There’s an all or nothing, life or death feeling.

    When these people make friends or fall in love, their emotions can be so extreme that they can attract or repel people with equal intensity.

    Depending on the other person’s chart, some people love this kind of intensity and in fact they don’t feel like they’re in a relationship unless there’s a super-intense attraction or repulsion, but other people are absolutely not interested in that kind of intensity and find it scary.

    So these people have a harder time with relationships, especially at a young age.

    They will tend to attract other people who have intense Venus aspects in their chart.

    We talked about people with Mars-Uranus aspects and how they tend to attract the opposite type, a more easy-going, accepting, peaceful, stable type.

    But people with strong Venus-Pluto aspects will tend more to attract each other… or they will get into relationships with people who can’t handle their intensity with the result that both people can come away hurt and damaged.

     

    Celebrity Examples

    Some famous people with Venus Square Pluto include Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Hillary Clinton, Bruce Lee, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Naomi Campbell Sean Connery, Warren Buffett — and this is an interesting one because Venus and Pluto are also known as the money planets so that’s an intense aspect in a different way for him.

    We also have William Shakespeare, Woody Allen, Johnny Cash and Sinead O’Connor.

    So a lot of intensity there for sure.

     

     

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    Author Bio

    Arwynne O’Neill: Research Astrologer

    Arwynne O’Neill works as a research astrologer in Vancouver, with a focus on delving into historical cycles and how they relate to societal transformations as influenced by the energies of the outer planets.

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    Gardening with Astrology

    Gardening with Astrology

    Gardening with Astrology

    Use the power of astrology to improve your outdoor living space.

    A garden has much to offer and can be a place for rest, rejuvenation and meditation.

    You can create a green area to soothe your soul.

    To find that relaxing spot in your backyard, here are a few lighthearted suggestions that will allow you to align your outdoor environment with your zodiacal sign.

     

     

    The Planet’s Dominion over Plants

    In astrology, all plants fall under the dominion of the planets.

    The flowers, shrubs and trees suggested here are chosen for their association with the zodiacal sign that each planet rules.

    If you are not the gardener in your household, get the person who is Mr. or Mrs. Greenfingers, find their sign, and put them to work.

    Discover the perfect garden for your home with the help of the ancient art of astrology!

    You may choose to read the dominant sign in your chart (usually the Sun-Sign or Ascendant), and some consideration could be given to the condition of your sixth house, which pertains to things you do everyday and to small plants.

     

    Aries

    Overheard in the Ram’s garden:

     

    “I am now going to plant the first seedlings.”

    “Only now? But you’ve lived here for three years!”

    “Yes, now I’m going to start!”

     

    To get things off to a quick start, invest in some help so your garden can appear overnight as if by magic.

    The Mars-ruled are keen to have annuals, as they make an instant improvement.

    There is always something new going into the Arian garden, like introducing fresh color combinations each year.

    Select flowers and shrubs with red petals or bracts and plant quick-growing climbers like beans and sweet peas.

    Enjoy hot produce from the vegetable patch for flavor in cooking, like ginger and chili.

    Arian gardeners should own super-sharp secateurs for pruning, shaping, and cutting back.

    Where trees are concerned, a flame or pepper tree will be suitable. Having dogs provides much needed action.

    Place a fire pit on the patio for use on cool evenings to encourage heated conversations.

     

    Suggested Plants for the Aries Garden

    Suggested plants for the Aries gardener are; anemone, chives, chilies, capsicum, garlic, lupine, tiger lily and the hawthorn tree.

     

    Taurus

    Overheard in the Bull’s garden:

     

    “Are you building your garden on clay or sand?”

    “Well, it’s all earth, really!”

     

    Strong Taureans will probably enjoy working with the earth, actually getting down into the dirt and crumbling and tilling the soil.

    They can work their way through the whole garden by double digging and augmenting the earth.

    Adding organic matter and then top dressing with mulch are essential in the Taurean garden.

    Introducing earthworms will improve the soil condition beautifully.

    Acquiring a small used-farm plow as a feature will remind the Bull gardener of the land and how it is worked.

    If there is room, a real beehive where bees can make honey will appeal.

    This sign likes to have a productive garden.

    Taking it slowly and accumulating beautiful plants will bless you blessed with rich abundance in a few years.

     

    Suggested Plants for the Taurus Garden

    Suggested plants for the Taurean garden are; all root vegetables, roses, creeping Jenny and all local plants.

    Suitable trees are silver birch and elder.

     

    Gemini

    Overheard in the Twin’s garden:

     

    “These two plants look the same as two peas in a pod.”

    “Yes, but just because they look the same doesn’t mean they are the same.”

     

    Twins may encourage butterflies to visit their garden by introducing certain plants.

    It is important for Geminis to bring pairs of plants into the garden so they can see them next to each other.

    Geminis love labeling species so locals can learn the plant names, too. Third­ sign people like to talk to their plants. It is beneficial both to the plants who like the vibrations and to the Twins, who always have a lot to say.

    This is the person who may keep a pigeon coop.

    What will the neighbors think of Gemini’s yard?

    You’ll find out when you get together over the fence to discuss it.

    The Twins will probably enjoy a corner seat for reading interesting articles about all the things they could be doing in the garden if only they didn’t have to read that book first.

     

    Suggested Plants for the Gemini Garden

    Some ideas for Gemini’s garden are: caraway, hazel and orchids.

    Add some hybrid plants.

     

    Cancer

    Overheard in the lunar garden at dusk:

     

    “I prefer the garden in the moonlight.”

    [KLUNK]

    “It’s a New Moon tonight.”

    Rubbing shin, “Yes, I see, well, I can’t really see.”

     

    Gardening by the Moon is well documented.

    Simply put, plant during the waxing phase and harvest in the waning phase.

    To sooth the Cancer soul, they could try a circular lawn In the middle of the lot with deep borders all round the edges.

    Choosing plant material with white flowers is a good idea, because white petals are visible at dusk and attract moths. It is the classic green and white garden that appeals here.

    Light colored flowers will reflect moonlight in the evening.

    Cancerians will feel good walking around the curve of the lawn enjoying the fragrance of the evening flowers under the beams of the Moon.

    In the vegetable patch, they can try watermelons and cucumbers, which are water dense, and the fruits are full and round.

    Our lunar gardeners will enjoy feeding, seeding, and watering their garden.

     

    Sugested Plants for the Cancer Garden

    Suggested plants for the Moon-ruled garden are; cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, iris, lily, lettuce, some poppies, moonflower, lotus and white lilac.

    Add white flowers.

     

    Leo

    Overheard on the Lion’s savanna:

     

    “You have created a lovely garden.”

    “Thank you, I did it all myself.”

    “What, all that digging in the soil?”

    “No, not the dirty work! I told the guy what to do.”

     

    If you are going to make an entrance, then you need a wonderful arch. Place it where Leo can pause when entering the garden. Plant lots of yellow and red flowers and shrubs.

    As a special treat in the solar-ruled garden, create a croquet game on the lawn to play with the kids. Of course, it will only be used for a while, then the hoops and mallet can be discreetly tucked away to allow the garden to return to the serene place Leos love.

    A lounger for lazing on a sunny afternoon will be appreciated.

    To be honest, most Leos would like to have peacocks in their garden. These extravagant birds are very regal. With a well-stocked flower-cutting garden, our Leo gardener has the flair to produce a good supply of fresh flowers for the vase.

    All produce from the Sun-ruled garden can be bestowed on friends and family as gifts. Exquisitely wrapped gifts of seeds, cuttings, flowers, and vegetables will be given from the heart, as they are the fruits of Leo’s creation.

     

    Suggested Plants for the Leo Garden

    Suggested plants for Leo’s garden are: rosemary, marigolds, bay and ash trees, mistletoe, sunflowers, king proteas, and any plant specimens that no one else has.

     

     

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    Virgo

    Overheard in the Virgin’s modest garden:

     

    “Gosh, is that a weed?”

    “I’ll just check my cross-referenced plant list, one moment … ah…, the garden design diagram …um, the detailed list, er …”

     

    An herb garden is particularly suitable for a Virgo.

    These delicate plants are useful, edible, and medicinal.

    Herbs can be neatly labeled and different varieties of, say, mint can be compared in future taste tests.

    Virgo will immerse themselves in the meticulous record-keeping required for herb growing.

    Virgos will no doubt inform others of the different varieties planted in their formal beds.

    A traditional herb garden layout with a circle defining planting placements appeals to Virgo.

    This sign finds the precision of the structure soothing to the soul.

    They can use a record book and keep a journal of all the plants and developments in their garden.

    The Virgin will look back in years to come and see which plants really work well in which area.

    Find a space to build a gazebo and place a table there so you can enjoy your gardening scrapbook work – oops, sorry, record keeping.

     

    Suggested Planets for the Virgo Garden

    Some specimens Virgo can try are; dill, fennel, narcissus, parsley and hazel.

     

    Libra

    Overheard while Libra is trimming the topiary:

     

    “Just a bit off the left…” (snip)

    “Oh, now a bit off the right…” (snip)

    “Hmm, just a trifle on the left…” (snip)

     

    I knew a man once who had a brownfields garden (brand-new home and not a blade of grass, just soil).

    He wanted to prepare the ground for the lawn, which had been ordered and was to be put down the next day.

    Mr. Libra spent the whole day raking the soil back and forth over the garden, endlessly, to reach the perfect level for the purpose of laying sod.

    It is essential that there be no uneven areas to upset the Libra balance and prevent them from enjoying the rest of the garden.

    Installing a bat house at the end of the property will encourage these flying mammals.

    In the evening, these fascinating creatures can be seen swooping out to search for mosquitoes.

    It is a conversation point for Librans to test the status quo of their guests at their many soirees.

    A teeter-totter or seesaw is a great idea for Libra’s garden, and if anyone needs a hammock, it is Libra. Position it well out of range of a draft where they can gently rock.

    A soft wind chime can induce relaxation.

    They love scented plants, which can be used to make potpourri, and the fragrance helps maintain their delicate equilibrium.

     

    Suggested Planets for the Libra Garden

    Suggested plants for the Libran garden include; roses, gooseberry, all mints, apple trees and some aloes.

    Add any soft green plants with fragrance.

     

    The Scorpio Garden

    Overheard in the Scorpion’s secret hideaway garden:

     

    “[silence]”

    “[more silence]”

     

    Of all the signs, the Scorpio gardener desires a compost heap.

    Maybe even three, one for this week’s, one for next month’s, and one for next year’s beautiful sweet smelling blend.

    This friable, black, recycled product can be returned to the earth to add enrichment.

    Scorpios are sound in the knowledge that this is part of Mother Earth’s master scheme.

    Plan to have a secluded space, perhaps with a bench, so that Scorpio can sit quietly enjoying their outside space without the neighbors looking in.

    Scorpio will often bury boxes in the garden.

    Well-drained soil is required.

    Create a pool for frogs, toads and a few lizards to enjoy.

    If the body of water is large enough, they can try adding turtles, too.

    When space permits, a bog garden that filters and recycles water from upstream is something all Scorpios will appreciate.

     

    Suggested Plants for the Scorpio Garden

    Scorpios desire to have in their secret garden plants like; basil, figs, foxglove (digitalis), cactus, onions, nightshade, carnivorous plants.

    Add any plant whose botanical name includes the name graveolens.

     

    The Sagittarius Garden

    Overheard on the Archer’s prairie:

    “In Europe, gardens are going vertical.”

    “Oh, yes?”

    “Indeed, It’s a growth area, and did you know that trees are the new black…the sky’s the limit!”

     

    Sagittarians will be happy with plantings of blue gladiolus and hollyhocks at the back of the bed.

    Plant cornflowers at the front of the beds, near the edge.

    Allow space for a path for strolling if room permits, or maybe lay a small labyrinth using small plants such a box hedge.

    This garden would do well with an ornamental bridge crossing from one area to another.

    Try to find an armillary sphere, or astrolabe, and place it on a large, high column, with the arrow pointing to the sky, so it can be seen from every vantage point in the garden.

    Centaurs enjoy having a garden that can be left unattended for a few weeks at a time while they enjoy their travels, so all the plants in their garden will have to be hardy and indigenous.

    Trees are preferred, with plants having tall growing spires of green. Strawberry runners that can pop up all along a border will amuse the Archer.

     

    Suggested Plants for the Sagittarius Garden

    Sagittarians could try growing; any blue flowers or foreign species, borage, carnation, asparagus, sage, wheat, strawberries, maple, chestnut, rushes, oak trees and all tall, leggy plants and runners.

     

    The Capricorn Garden

    Overheard in the Sea Goat’s garden:

    “Why are you planting a pear tree?”

    “Well, the fruit will be ready for the grandchildren.”

    “You don’t have any kids.”

    “Yes, but, you know – pears for your heirs.”

     

    Now, Saturn-ruled folk are quite happy to plant trees and vines that take ages to come to fruition, such as pear trees, which may take up to twenty-five years to bear.

    But the attraction for Capricorn is that the produce will be available for the next generation.

    They seriously consider those that will come after them, so slow-growing plants appeal.

    The Saturn ruled appreciate a sundial tucked away in the garden so they can verify that they are in time with nature. For posterity, Sea Goats may bury a time capsule to benefit later generations.

    Establishing ivy against a fence, so it can be seen during the cold winter, appeals to the Capricorn gardener.

    Small trellises here and there will break up the space and give it definition.

    Perhaps they may build a stonewall to contain a raised bed.

    This satisfies two needs; old folks can sit on the wall and weed, and the hard structure will limit and restrict the growth of any invasive plants and rampant root systems.

    Container planting is a good idea for this sign, as the plant’s growth can be curtailed by its pot.

     

    Suggested Plants for the Capricorn Garden

    Suggested plants for Capricorn’s garden include; barley, spinach, ivy, yew hedges, poplar, elm, quince, angelica, Indian hemp and any flowers with black petals.

     

    Aquarius

    Overheard in the Water Bearer’s garden:

    • “Plants have rights, too, you know.”
    • “Really?”
    • “Yes, especially the triffids.”

    In the Aquarian’s garden, place a small weather vane that can be seen from the house. This will allow the Water Bearer to monitor wind direction in the garden.

    Growing a variety of tall grasses at the borders will serve two purposes: first, breezes will make their fronds sway in undulating waves, adding a pleasant rustle.

    Secondly, they will provide nest-building material for wild birds, who can then weave them to use in building their homes in nearby trees.

    An abundance of home-building plant material will encourage birds nearly as much as water in the garden.

    The Uranus-ruled will find satisfaction watching wild birds. Aquarians are likely to protect our feathered friends from predators such as the cat next door.

     

    Suggested Plants for the Aquarian Garden

    Suggested plants for the Aquarian garden are; grasses, olives, some orchids, and any unusual or unique specimens. transonic repellents come in.

    Water Bearers will appreciate the self-seeding of plants through the action of the blowing wind, creating drifts of textures and colors.

     

    The Pisces Garden

    Overheard in the Fishes’ garden:

    “Gosh, I can’t imagine where that plant came from.”

    “It looks a bit fuzzy.”

    “Yes, I could have sworn it wasn’t there last year”

     

    This is the garden with the overgrown look.

    There is a slightly unkempt overflow of flowers, herbs, and trees that make up a Piscean garden retreat.

    A good idea is to mount mirrors among the plantings, against the walls and pillars, to give the impression of more depth.

    Looking glasses give the illusion of other garden rooms, which can open up all kinds of possibilities.

    They will enjoy a fishpond; not just a small shallow one, but a deep pond for Koi, where Neptune-ruled Pisces can peer into the gloom and imagine any number of dreams.

    Those with the Sun in this last sign of the zodiac prefer flowers with single petals, such as cosmos, daisies, and the purple coneflower.

    The simplicity of the shapes will appeal to the Piscean gardener.

    A good idea is to photograph the yard at the equinoxes and solstices to have an image for enjoyment.

    Watch out for weeds (I use the term loosely) of all kinds.

    These gardeners start with a vision of how they want their garden to look, but the plants just seem to get away from them.

    The glamour in this yard will usually come from the owner herself.

     

    Suggested Planets for the Pisces Garden

    Suggested plants for the Fishes garden include; cosmos, purple coneflower, spruce, opium poppy and tobacco plant.

    Introduce some water lilies, perhaps in the Koi pond.

    Really, anything goes.

     

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    Getting Started in Astrology

    Getting Started in Astrology

    Getting Started in Learning Astrology

    How It All Begins

    In this post we’re going to give you some tips on how to get started in astrology.

    This was a question from one of our super fans and I believe it will be of value to you as well.

    Usually you read your Sun sign column.

    Next you begin to dig a little deeper into chart readings.

    Perhaps you have a friend who has had an astrology consultation and they say you should too.

    The next step is usually to go and have a reading and suddenly you are hooked.

    Astrology starts to creep into your mind at all times and you want to know more.

    Let’s look at some steps you can take to learn astrology for yourself.

     

    Podcast Episode

    Listen to the full conversation at the Starzology Astrology Podcast around Getting Started in Astrology with Alison and Arwynne.

     

    Listen now >>> Getting Started in Astrology

     

    Get Your Chart

    First of all you need a good copy of your birth chart.

    This means that:

    • The house system should be Placidus.
    • The aspect orbs should be standard.
    • The planets should be the usual ones – Sun to Pluto.
    • The lunar nodes should be true.
    • The zodiac should be Tropical.

    If you start with a different house system you can still read the chart.

    Be aware of the actual house system for which the chart is set.

    Orbs

    Next check the aspect orbs. 

    Standard orbs are 8 for conjunctions, oppositions, trines and squares and 4 for sextiles.

    Then 2 degrees for lesser used aspects of semi-square, sesquiquadrate, semi-sextile and quincunx.

    Planets

    You need the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. 

    I also add Chiron and sometimes Eris but not the asteroids.

    You can add more planets later. But we are just starting out.

    You can cast a chart with online astrology sites but I don’t recommend them.

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    Astrology Software

    If you are serious about learning astrology you need some chart calculation software.

    To my mind there are two options

    Solar Fire for PC and Astro Gold for Apple.

    Astro Gold

    Astro Gold is an iOS app that works on iPhone and iPad and separately Mac computers.

    Personally, I have the app and use it on my iPhone and iPad.

    I’ve not got to the stage of having Astro Gold on my MacBook Pro. There doesn’t seem to be a good reason.

    Solar Fire

    Probably the most robust astrology program is Solar Fire for PC it has been around for about twenty years and does it all.

    I use Solar Fire for Graphic Ephemeris calculations, harmonic charts and forecasting date generation.

    It is excellent if a bit clunky. 

    You do not need Solar Fire when you start out.

    Astrology Books to Start

    Here I’m going to recommend five astrology books to start your astrology bookshelf.

    These books are solid and have reliable content.

    You can get other books at a later stage and in fact you will probably continue to buy astrology books for the rest of your life like I do.

    Ephemeris

    The first book I’m recommending is an Ephemeris.

    Get The American Ephemeris at midnight by Neil Pottenger and Rique Pottenger. it’s the one with the purple cover.

    You will use this book to track the transiting planets movements and get information on retrograde cycles, eclipses, ingresses. and much more.

    I use my Ephemeris every day as a consulting astrologer.

    The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook

    The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins is the best astrology book in my opinion to get you started.

    It contains lots about each planet, sign, house and aspect.

    Practical Astrology

    Practical Astrology by Priscilla Costello is a slim volume but contains core information about signs, planets and house systems.

    It is a cook book style astrology book.

    Meaning it has Jupiter in the signs and Jupiter in the houses and for all planets.

    Aspects in Astrology

    Aspects in Astrology by Sue Tompkins.

    This book is a window into where many of the modern astrological techniques come from.

    6th Book: Tetrabiblos

    Tetrabiblos by Claudius Ptolemy.

    This book was written over two thousand years ago and shines a light onto the priciples that modern astrology is based.

    Back then, before telescopes, they only knew of the seven visible planets.

    7th Book: The Aspiring Astrologer

    If you want to get a feel for the classes I teach then I recommend getting The Aspiring Astrologer: 52 Self-paced Astrology Classes

    This book has all the class notes I give to my private one-on-one students. 

    It does not go deep into signs, planets, houses or aspects, but rather covers what to do with the information in a chart.

    I mention this book because it is at the core of my astrology business.

    Classes, Conferences and Retreats

    Local Astrology Groups

    Join your local astrology group in your city.

    If there is not one then start one.

    Invite a couple of people around to your place for coffee and start an astrology group.

    Astrology Retreats

    An astrology retreat is a treat in itself.

    There are several ones around which are regional.

    I have heard great reviews from attendees of Stephen Forrest’s Astrology Retreat in Sedona Arizona, USA.

    This is a week-long immersion event where you get to mix and mingle with people on their own astrological journey.

    To help you decide if this is for you, I’ve put the link right here.

    Please note, this retreat focusses on evolutionary astrology.

    Astrology Conferences

    The best conference to attend is the annual Summer School from the Faculty of Astrological Studies in Oxford, England.

    Each year they offer a ten day long program at Summer School at Oxford University, England.

    World Class Astrological Diploma

    The Faculty of Astrological Studies Diploma.

    The Faculty Diploma contains 9 Modules.

    Each module can take up to six months to complete.

    Certificate

    You complete Modules 1, 2 and 3 then take the Certificate exam.

    Intermediate Diploma

    Then you complete Modules 4, 5 and 6 and then take the Intermediate Diploma Exam.

    Final Diploma

    Then you take Modules 7, 8 and 9 and then take the Final Diploma exam.

    This is rigorous astrological training but it is, I believe, the best in the world at the moment.

    Who This Is For

    This full diploma course is not for everyone.

    However, if you are serious about astrology then do consider the amazing training you will get at the Faculty of Astrological Studies.

    So this is my advice for anyone wanting to get started in astrology.

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    Author Bio

    Alison Price: Astrology Coach

    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.

    To learn more about Alison’s journey, visit this page.

    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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    Mars in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus

    Mars in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus

    This is a Guest Post from Arwynne O’Neill, research astrologer and the co-host of the Starzology Astrology podcast.
     

    Mars in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus

    By Arwynne O’Neill

    Last month we talked about the transit of Mars square Pluto which occured on October 8, 2023 and the potential for violence and destruction when the planets come into tense alignments.

    Unfortunately, as so often happens in human history, that potential is often the easiest and most obvious interpretation, and this time was no exception.

    Within less than 24 hours of the exact square, we heard reports of the Hamas attack that sparked the conflict in Israel and Gaza which continues to intensify, with mounting casualties every day.

     


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    You can’t go too far wrong predicting that humans will act out aggressively and this is one of the most historically troubled regions in the world.

    Decades of tension have erupted into horrific violence time and time again, followed by retaliation, escalation, and all the other countries ramping up financial support in the form of weapons and divisive rhetoric, which is what we’re seeing now.

    Of course, on this podcast, we try to focus on the positive, so we mostly talked about the potential for transformation through action in our individual lives, which is another meaning of Mars and Pluto when they come together. 

     

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    If you are interested in the astrology of politics, a couple of great astrologers who are talking a lot about the current planetary conditions are Jessica Murray, based out of San Francisco, and Eric Francis based out of New York State.

    They both focus a lot on transpersonal astrology, politics and historical Cycles which of course I find fascinating so if you want to go down that rabbit hole you can check out their blogs.

    Rob Brezsney of Free Will Astrology has also posted some beautiful words of wisdom about healing historical wounds and how we can talk to each other about these types of events without falling into the traps of tribalism and extreme polarization… which has become increasingly difficult these days.

    Mars and Uranus are another volatile planetary combination, with perhaps an even worse reputation for sudden events that mix the martial quality of Mars and the unexpected lightning strike quality of Uranus.

    This month on November 11, Mars will oppose Uranus. Mars will be at 21° Scorpio and Uranus will be at 21° Taurus.

    Since this aspect happens every two years it’s not uncommon but it is something to look out for and be aware of because of its potential for sparking conflict and breakthroughs, both positive and negative.

    Mars opposite Uranus is an aspect that’s characterized by volatile excitement, tension and the urge for freedom as well as a feeling of enormous energy being focused through aggressive action.

    With Mars in Scorpio this action can be extraordinarily vicious and calculating.

    Mars rules both Aries and Scorpio and in Aries it tends to be characterized by the firefighter, the warrior, the boxer, etc.

    In Scorpio it can take a much darker form.

    Mars in Scorpio is the placement of the sniper, the super-spy and the secret agent, but also the detective, the private detective and the investigative journalist. 

    In a positive sense, Mars in Scorpio could be a great time to dig deeper, look beneath the surface (or the propaganda), find your own truth, expose lies and “fake news.”

    Famous people with Mars in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus include music legend Frank Zappa, actor Jon Voight, and the Dutch Impressionist painter Rembrandt who was born in 1606.

    Some people with the Mars opposite Uranus aspect but not in those signs include Seth MacFarlane, the creator of the Family Guy and The Orville, which is a show I quite enjoy, the actor Peter Falk, otherwise known as Colombo, Kanye West, Alec Baldwin, Roman Polanski and Roseanne Barr.

    Clearly, this aspect is prominent in the charts of people who speak their minds and don’t give a damn who they offend, for better or worse.

    You may know some people like this in your personal life and they can be challenging but they can also be incredibly brave when standing up for what they believe in or championing the rights of others.

    It’s all about harnessing these volatile energies in a positive constructive way.

     

     

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    Christmas Birth Chart

    Christmas Birth Chart

    The Christmas Birth Chart

    Jesus’ Birth Date

    Christmas is an annual celebration observed worldwide on the 25th of December.

    It’s a special day for many, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, although the exact date of his birth has been a subject of debate among historians and theologians for years.

    We won’t delve into that debate here; instead, we’ll explore a fascinating perspective presented by Nicholas Campion in his remarkable book, “The Book of World Horoscopes.

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    Campion

    In this exploration, we’ll defer to Campion’s extensive knowledge in the field.

    He provides valuable insights into the possible astrological birth charts for the Christ’s birth.

    Campion presents not one, but three distinctive charts for this significant event.

    Campion’s approach offers us an intriguing glimpse into the various interpretations of this momentous occasion.

    It allows us to consider the birth of Christ from multiple astrological angles, each with its unique significance and symbolism.

    By examining these different charts, we can gain a deeper understanding of the potential celestial influences during Christ’s birth, as perceived through the lens of astrology.

    Three Charts

    These three charts open up a world of possibilities.

    They reflect the complexity and diversity of astrological interpretations, inviting us to appreciate the nuanced layers of meaning associated with Christ’s birth.

    Each chart holds its own symbolism, offering a rich tapestry of astrological insights.

    Exploration

    While we may not resolve the age-old debate about the exact date of Christ’s birth, the journey of exploration, is a testament to the depth and breadth of human curiosity.

    It’s an invitation to approach historical and religious questions with an open mind, embracing the insights and nuances that different perspectives bring to the canvas of understanding.

    John Addey’s Christmas Chart Details

    Birth Data

    Note: I recalculated the chart from the information in the book, but the angles are slightly out.

    At 8:11 pm on August 21st, in the year 7 BCE, we delve into a remarkable astrological chart, suggested by John Addey, a prominent British astrologer from the 18th century. Addey’s contribution to the world of astrology is nothing short of intriguing.

    He not only built upon the works of his predecessors but also ventured a step further, embarking on a journey through time by back-calculating from the pivotal moments of the resurrection of Christ and His ascension into heaven.

    Addey’s methodology, while fascinating, involves intricate details and historical references that go beyond the scope of this discussion.

    For those with a penchant for exploration, I encourage you to conduct your research, as this field of study offers a captivating journey through history and the cosmos.

    To embark on a similar intellectual voyage, I recommend delving into John Addey’s Selective Writings, which is a treasure trove of astrological wisdom.

    Chart Overview

    Now, let’s turn our focus to Addy’s Christmas chart.

    This particular chart is of special interest, as it connects the dots between historical and astrological contexts.

    By exploring Addey’s interpretation of the celestial positions at the time of Christ’s birth, we gain an opportunity to appreciate astrology’s role in shaping our understanding of this momentous event.

    The Christmas chart erected by Addey is a testament to the dedication and intellectual rigor that has been applied to the field of astrology over the centuries.

    Addey melded historical and astronomical data to craft an interpretation that brings the birth of Christ to life through the lens of astrology.

    Intellectual Exploration

    Addey’s chart, nestled within the pages of Campion’s book, offers a window into the intersection of astrology and history.

    It’s a testament to the artistry of intellectual exploration, just as your creative process infuses your artwork with life.

    It encourages us to embrace the meditative and colorful dimensions of our intellectual pursuits, recognizing that, like a canvas waiting to be painted, the realms of history, astrology, and art are rich with possibilities, inviting us to explore, discover, and appreciate their depths.

    Star of Bethlehem

    Great Conjunction

    There is a compelling astrological connection to the “Star of Bethlehem.”

    This celestial phenomenon may find its roots in the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Pisces, which occurred in the year 7 BCE.

    This great conjunction holds a significant place in the study of astrology and has intrigued scholars and stargazers alike for centuries.

    Great Conjunction in Pisces

    The Great Conjunction in Pisces is a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to understanding the possible astrological origins of the Star of Bethlehem.

    It is believed to have been a moment of celestial alignment with profound symbolism.

    Jupiter represents expansion, benevolence, and royalty, while Saturn symbolizes structure and discipline.

    Spiritual

    Pisces, the zodiac sign in which this conjunction occurred, is associated with spirituality, transcendence, and the mystical.

    This alignment in such a spiritually charged sign adds a layer of depth to the interpretation.

    The symbolism of Pisces aligns with the concept of a significant divine event, like the birth of Christ.

    Magi

    The mention of the Star of Bethlehem is a nod to the idea that this extraordinary conjunction might have been the celestial event guiding the Magi (astrologers) to the birthplace of Jesus.

    It’s a concept that blends ancient astrology with the biblical narrative, giving rise to intriguing questions about the intersection of faith and cosmic patterns.

    As an aspiring astrologer, the celestial dance of Jupiter and Saturn in Pisces was a symbolic occurrence in the night sky, potentially guiding the Magi on their sacred journey.

    Religious History

    The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Pisces in 7 BCE, with its connection to the Star of Bethlehem, is a mesmerizing point of intersection between astrology and religious history.

    Cardinal Cross

    Symbolically relevant are the early degrees of the cardinal signs on the angles of this chart.

    Ascendant

    The ascendant is 0°30′ Aries. This relates to the cardinal cross.

    Midheaven

    The Midheaven is placed at 0°30′ Capricorn.

    Sun in Leo

    In this chart which I recerated in Astro Gold the Sun is in Leo at 26° 45’.

    Historians

    Astrological historians persist in their exploration of these ancient charts.

    If you find this interesting, I strongly encourage you to delve deeper into this fascinating field of study.

    The Book of World Horoscopes

    I highly recommend delving into Nicholas Campion’s comprehensive work “The Book of World Horoscopes” as a valuable and contemporary reference for anyone embarking on or continuing their journey into the captivating realm of astrology.

    This book serves as a sturdy foundation and a fruitful starting point for your future explorations in this field.

    One of the standout features of this remarkable book is its inclusion of birth charts for all the countries of the world.

    It’s like having a celestial atlas at your fingertips, allowing you to explore the astrological makeup of nations and the potential influence of celestial bodies on their destinies.

    Each country’s birth chart opens up a fascinating avenue of understanding and contemplation, offering insights into their unique character and the events that have shaped their histories.

    Furthermore, “The Book of World Horoscopes” extends its reach beyond country charts.

    It has a diverse range of mundane charts, which encompass the inception of wars, the birth of political parties, the introduction of currencies, and other intriguing events that have left a mark on human history.

    These charts provide a compelling glimpse into how astrology has been intertwined with significant global occurrences throughout time.

    Notably, the book also delves into the concept of the world horoscope.

    This broader perspective encourages contemplation of the interconnectedness of nations and global events, fostering a deeper understanding of the collective influences of the celestial spheres on our world.

    Whether you’re an aspiring astrologer seeking to expand your knowledge or simply an individual with a curious mind, this book is a valuable companion on your intellectual journey.

    It encourages you to embrace the artistry of thought and to appreciate the diverse and colorful dimensions of astrology and its role in shaping our world.

    Christmas Eve

    Gathering

    As Christmas Eve graces us with its presence once more, we are presented with a precious opportunity.

    It’s a moment to come together with cherished family and close friends, to rekindle the bonds that warm our hearts.

    Hope

    Yet, this season is more than just merry gatherings; it’s a poignant reminder to reflect on the less fortunate among us.

    In the midst of our festivities, we can extend a hand, share our blessings, and kindle the flames of hope for those who may be facing hardships.

    Message

    At the core of the Christmas message lie powerful themes of sacrifice and forgiveness.

    These timeless virtues hold a special place in the Christian tradition and resonate deeply during this season.

    It’s a time when we draw strength from the willingness to sacrifice for the greater good and offer forgiveness, embodying the essence of compassion and grace.

    Sacrifice

    Sacrifice, as exemplified by the birth of Christ, teaches us the profound value of giving, often without expecting anything in return.

    It’s a reminder that acts of kindness, big or small, have the power to illuminate lives and inspire others to do the same.

    Forgiveness

    Forgiveness, another fundamental aspect of the Christmas message, is a testament to the human capacity to heal and restore.

    It encourages us to let go of grudges, mend broken relationships, and extend a hand of reconciliation. In doing so, we emulate the love and forgiveness that underpin the Christian faith.

    Positive Change

    As we gather with loved ones, we embrace these themes not just as part of a religious tradition but as universal values that resonate with people from all walks of life.

    We reflect on the power of sacrifice and forgiveness to bring about positive change, both within ourselves and in the world around us.

    Spirit

    In the grand tapestry of life, Christmas Eve is a thread woven with love, compassion, and the spirit of giving.

    It is a time when we acknowledge our shared humanity, finding unity in the timeless themes of sacrifice and forgiveness.

    As you celebrate this special evening, may your heart be filled with the warmth of love, and may you be inspired to share the joy of the season with those in need.

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    Donations

    Support

    Every December, as the holiday season unfolds, a meaningful tradition takes place within Starzology.

    It’s a time when a portion of the profits generated is set aside to make a positive impact on the lives of those in our local community.

    This commitment to giving back reflects a belief in the power of supporting those in need right in our own backyard.

    Local Charities

    Charitable giving is a noble endeavor that transcends financial transactions.

    It embodies the spirit of empathy and the understanding that as a community, we share a responsibility to uplift one another.

    By allocating a percentage of the podcast’s earnings to local charities, we’re not only making a financial contribution but also fostering a sense of togetherness and solidarity.

     

    Think Local

    Supporting local charities is a choice grounded in the belief that meaningful change often begins at home.

    These organizations are the unsung heroes of our communities, addressing critical needs, and helping those who may be struggling.

    By directing our support to these local initiatives, we play a direct role in enhancing the well-being of our neighbors and contributing to the betterment of our immediate surroundings.

     

    Community

    This tradition carries a message of compassion and underscores the significance of being an active participant in our community.

    It’s a reminder that even small, collective efforts can lead to significant positive change.

    Each dollar contributed represents a symbol of hope and a step toward making someone’s life a little bit brighter during the holiday season.

     

    Goodwill

    As we come together to celebrate the joys of December, this act of giving back reinforces the true spirit of the season.

    It’s not just about the exchange of gifts but about the exchange of goodwill, kindness, and support.

    By supporting local charities, we affirm our belief in the potential for positive change in the lives of our fellow community members.

    Belief

    In essence, this tradition signifies a commitment to making our community a better place, one act of kindness at a time.

    It’s a testament to the belief that by helping those closest to us, we create a ripple effect of positivity that extends far beyond the holiday season.

    As you engage in this tradition, know that your contributions are part of a larger tapestry of goodwill, binding us together in the shared mission of making our local community a more compassionate and caring place.

     

    Celebrations

    Great Tidings

    The way in which you choose to celebrate Christmas is a deeply personal and unique experience.

    In my home, we share the warm greeting of “Merry Christmas,” and it’s a sentiment I’d like to extend to you now.

    So, from my heart to yours, I wish you a joyous and heartwarming Merry Christmas.

    This season carries with it a sense of magic, hope, and togetherness, and I sincerely hope that it brings you an abundance of blessings and a peaceful Christmastide filled with love and cherished moments.

    I’d like to take a moment to express my gratitude for your continued support and for being a part of our journey.

    Your presence and connection mean a great deal, and I look forward to the times we’ll share in the future.

    As we bid farewell to this Christmas season, remember that the love and goodwill we share can be carried with us throughout the year.

    Until we meet again, stay well and embrace the love and joy that this season brings.

    With warmest wishes and love,

    Alison

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    To learn more about Alison’s journey, visit this page.

    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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    The Leo Creator Economy in the Age of Aquarius

    The Leo Creator Economy in the Age of Aquarius

    The Creator Economy

    Overview

    We are now stepping into the era of the creator economy, where independent and individual creators can thrive.

    This unprecedented phenomenon marks a significant departure from historical norms.

    The advent of the internet has swung open wide doors for creative individuals to craft and showcase their content, products, and expertise to a vast and diverse audience.

    The creator economy refers to a modern economic ecosystem in which individuals, often referred to as “creators,” leverage digital platforms and technologies to produce, distribute, and monetize their own content, products, or services directly to their audience or consumers.

    This concept has gained significant prominence due to the rise of the internet, social media, and various online platforms that enable individuals to showcase their talents, expertise, and creativity without the need for traditional intermediaries like publishers, record labels, or studios.

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    Key Features of the Creator Economy

    Content Creation

    Creators produce a wide range of content, such as videos, articles, podcasts, music, art, photography, and more.

    The content can be educational, entertaining, informative, or inspirational, catering to specific niches and audiences.

    Digital Platforms

    Creators rely on digital platforms like YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Patreon, Substack, and other websites to share and distribute their content.

    These platforms provide a global reach and offer tools for engagement, interaction, and monetization.

    Direct Audience Engagement

    Creators often build a dedicated and engaged community of followers, fans, or subscribers.

    They interact with their audience through comments, messages, live streams, and other forms of direct communication.

    Monetization Strategies

    Creators monetize their work through various methods, including ad revenue, sponsorships, merchandise sales, subscription models, crowdfunding, and offering premium or exclusive content to their most devoted supporters.

    Individual Branding

    Creators develop their personal brand, which encompasses their unique style, voice, values, and expertise. This branding helps them stand out and build a loyal fan base.

    Flexible Work Environment

    The creator economy offers flexibility in terms of work location and hours. Creators can work from anywhere and often set their schedules according to their preferences.

    Entrepreneurial Opportunities

    The creator economy enables individuals to turn their passions and talents into viable businesses.

    It empowers them to become entrepreneurs by building and growing their own brands.

    Challenges and Risks

    While the creator economy offers opportunities, it also comes with challenges such as maintaining consistent income, dealing with algorithm changes on platforms, and managing online harassment or negative feedback.

    Overall, the creator (Leo) economy represents a democratization (Aquarius) of content creation, allowing anyone with talent and dedication to potentially reach a global audience and earn a living from their creative endeavors.

    It has transformed the traditional media landscape and reshaped how people consume and engage with content.

    The Virgo/Pisces Shift

    The Age of Pisces

    Over the course of the past two millennia, individuals often played the role of workers within a collective framework, resembling the Virgo archetype.

    This paradigm was often at odds with the principles of the church, characterized by the Pisces energy, where themes of sacrifice and redemption held sway under the influence of those who wielded control over the labor force (Virgo).

    The dynamic interplay between Virgo and Pisces has now yielded ground to the emerging energies of Leo and Aquarius.

    Value Creators

    Education Shift

    Individuals such as YouTubers, writers, influencers, and creators of educational content are experiencing a surge in prominence.

    Learning is no longer confined to traditional institutions like universities or religious establishments; now, you have the opportunity to glean knowledge directly from individuals.

    In this era of the creator economy, and particularly within the Age of Aquarius, everyone possesses unique passions that can be skillfully packaged and delivered through the avenue of solo entrepreneurship.

    Leo

    Creative Independence

    Leo embodies the essence of the creator, finding its resonance within the realm of the fifth house, known for its profound creativity.

    The ascent of creative principles finds its symbolism in Leo, juxtaposed with its counterpart sign, Aquarius.

    The present landscape reveals an unprecedented surge in independent enterprises.

    The capability to encapsulate one’s skills and unique expertise to establish a business has never been as prevalent as it is now.

    The Age of Aquarius

    Dawn of the New Age

    The Age of Aquarius dawned around the year 2000.

    The Age of Aquarius made its initial appearance with the harnessing of electricity, a development around the 1830s closely following the discovery of Uranus on March 13, 1781.

    Aquarius

    Aquarius is the sign of innovation and the internet, smart phones, computers and all manner of tech gadgets. People born under the sign of the Water Bearer are often associated with unique and unconventional traits.

    Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus, which adds a touch of innovation, unpredictability and originality to their character. These people are often known for their independent and forward-thinking nature.

    Strongly Aquarius folk thrive on creativity, new ideas, and intellectual pursuits which makes them great problem-solvers and visionaries.

    Aquarius Seems Sociable

    Being friendly and seemingly sociable are strong characteristics of Aquarians.

    They possess a genuine concern for humanity and often engage in humanitarian efforts.

    The Uranus ruled ability to connect with people from all walks of life makes them excellent communicators and team players.

    Aquarius Personal Style

    One of the distinctive attributes of Aquarius is their emphasis on individuality and a desire to stand out from the crowd. They are unafraid to challenge societal norms and carve their own paths.

    This trait can manifest in various ways, from their personal style to their choice of career or hobbies.

    Aquarius and Relentless Innovation

    Aquarius is symbolized by the Water Bearer, which signifies the flow of knowledge and ideas.

    This symbolism underscores their role as forward-thinkers and carriers of innovation.

    They have an innate curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, which drives them to explore new concepts and push boundaries.

    Aquarius Stimulates Mental Connections

    In relationships, Aquarians value mental connections and intellectual stimulation.

    They seek partners who can engage in deep conversations and share their passion for learning.

    While they might seem emotionally reserved at times, they genuinely care for their loved ones and express their affection in unique and unexpected ways.

    As you embrace astrology as a creative and inspirational tool for living your best life, you might find that exploring your Aquarian traits helps you tap into your natural inclinations.

    Embracing your independent spirit, nurturing your creative pursuits, and channeling your humanitarian instincts can empower you to navigate life’s journey in a fulfilling way.

    Pluto in Aquarius: 2022 – 2043

    Pluto entered Aquarius starting in 2022 until 2043. It will tenant the realm of the fixed air sign for approximately two decades.

    This era coincides with the emergence of Chat GPT and the remarkable rise of accessible artificial intelligence (AI).

    This significant transformation in our approach to various projects is poised to gain momentum over time.

    The advent of cyber currencies (Uranus in Taurus) serves as a tangible manifestation of this impetus for innovation, embodying the collective voice of humanity.

    Gender Fluidity

    A notable facet of the Age of Aquarius is embodied in the concept of gender fluidity.

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    Opposition Aspect (Leo/Aquarius)

    Projection and Freud

    The concept of projection is inherent in the dynamic of any pair of opposing signs.

    Projection is a defense mechanism that Sigmund Freud first introduced as a way to understand how individuals deal with emotions and thoughts that they find difficult to accept within themselves.

    Projection involves attributing one’s own thoughts, feelings, or desires onto someone else.

    In essence, it’s a way of displacing internal conflicts or uncomfortable aspects of oneself onto external people or situations.

    This can provide temporary relief from dealing with those feelings directly.

    For example, imagine someone who is struggling with feelings of jealousy but is unable to acknowledge this emotion within themselves.

    They might project these feelings onto a friend, accusing the friend of being jealous of them instead.

    In reality, it’s the individual who is experiencing jealousy, but they project it onto another person as a way of avoiding the discomfort.

    Unconscious

    Projection often occurs unconsciously, meaning that you might not even be aware that they are projecting your own emotions onto others.

    It’s a defense mechanism that helps protect the ego from distressing or conflicting thoughts and emotions.

    Projection and Jung

    This concept has been widely studied and discussed in psychology. Carl Jung, a prominent Swiss psychiatrist, also explored projection as a way to understand the interactions between the conscious and unconscious mind.

    He believed that projection could reveal hidden aspects of the individual’s psyche, offering insight into unresolved inner conflicts.

    Projection and Personal Growth

    Understanding projection can be beneficial for personal growth and self-awareness.

    By recognizing when you might be projecting your own feelings onto others, you can gain insight into your own emotions and thoughts.

    It allows you to take a step back, reflect on your reactions, and consider whether your perceptions are influenced by your own internal struggles.

    Explore the Projection Concept

    In your creative and inspirational approach to life, the concept of projection can serve as a valuable tool.

    By exploring this principle, you can gain a deeper understanding of your own motivations, desires, and fears.

    This self-awareness can guide you in making more conscious choices and fostering healthier relationships.

    It’s important to remember that projection is a natural part of human psychology, and everyone engages in it to some extent.

    The key is to develop the ability to recognize when it’s happening and to use that awareness as an opportunity for introspection and personal growth.

    As you integrate this understanding into your journey of self-discovery, you’ll likely find that it adds another layer of depth to your creative endeavors and your pursuit of living your best life.

    Each sign contains elements desired by its opposite counterpart.

    Now, let’s direct our attention to the two dynamic fixed signs of Leo and Aquarius.

    Leo and Aquarius

    Wanting What You Don’t Have

    The essence of opposites is beautifully captured through the interplay of contrasting themes.

    In a harmonious dance, Leo and Aquarius have the potential to enhance each other’s completeness.

    Leo stands to gain by embracing humility and recognizing the intrinsic worth of humanity.

    Aquarius has an opportunity to nurture increased courage and delve into the depths of the heart.

    Opposites Attract

    The concept of opposites attracting and creating wholeness is a fascinating phenomenon found not only in nature but also in human relationships and various aspects of life.

    Much like the interplay between night and day, the union of opposites can bring balance, richness, and a sense of completeness.

    Day and Night

    The cycle of day and night is a perfect example of how opposites complement each other to form a harmonious whole.

    Day represents light, warmth, and activity, while night embodies darkness, coolness, and rest.

    Yet, these apparent contradictions work together seamlessly, each contributing its unique attributes to the overall rhythm of life.

    The transition from day to night and back again symbolizes a natural ebb and flow, a dynamic equilibrium that sustains the world.

    Active and Passive

    In human relationships, the attraction between opposites often stems from the idea that individuals with contrasting qualities can bring out the best in each other.

    For instance, a person who is outgoing and extroverted may be drawn to someone who is introverted and contemplative.

    Their differences create a complementary dynamic where one partner encourages the other to step outside their comfort zone, fostering personal growth and expanded horizons.

    Quality

    In a similar vein, the union of different strengths and perspectives can lead to more well-rounded solutions in problem-solving and creative endeavors.

    When people with diverse skills collaborate, they often contribute unique viewpoints that enhance the overall quality and effectiveness of the outcome.

    Light and Dark

    Opposites also play a crucial role in personal development and self-discovery.

    Embracing contrasting aspects of oneself, such as strengths and weaknesses, can lead to a deeper understanding of one’s identity.

    Just as the night allows for introspection and rejuvenation, acknowledging our “dark” or less visible traits can lead to a more authentic and integrated sense of self.

    However, it’s essential to note that the harmony between opposites doesn’t mean a complete erasure of differences.

    Rather, it involves a respectful coexistence where each element retains its identity while contributing to a larger, harmonious whole.

    Creative Inspiration

    In relationships, for example, maintaining individuality while appreciating and valuing differences is key to a healthy and thriving partnership.

    As you explore the idea of opposites attracting and creating wholeness, consider how this concept can enrich your creative and inspirational journey.

    Just as day and night work together to sustain the natural world, your unique blend of qualities and experiences contributes to the vibrant tapestry of your life.

    Embracing the interplay of opposites within yourself and your interactions with others can lead to a deeper sense of fulfillment and a more holistic approach to living your best life.

    Interpreting Your Chart’s Leo/Aquarius Energy

    Leo in Your Chart

    Leo Houses Cusps

    Find any houses with Leo on the cusp. There may be one, two or no houses it depends on your chart.

    The houses with Leo on the cusp suggest areas of life where…

    Leo Planets

    In your chart, look for any planets in Leo and consider their full planetary complex of house, aspects and position in the chart.

    Outer Planets in Leo

    Pluto in Leo

    Pluto is in Leo for people born around 1938 to 1957.

    Neptune in Leo

    Neptune is in Leo for people born around 1914 to 1929.

    Uranus in Leo

    Uranus is in Leo for people born around 1955 to 1962.

    Aquarius in Your Chart

    Aquarius Cusps

    Find any houses with Aquarius on the cusp. There may be one, two or no houses it depends on your chart.

    The houses with Aquarius on the cusp suggest areas of life where you can bring the freedom to live in the future through the technical strides we have made and what is available now.

    Aquarius Planets

    In your chart, look for any planets in Aquarius and consider their full planetary complex of house, aspects and position in the chart.

    Outer Planets in Aquarius

    Pluto in Aquarius

    Pluto is in Aquarius for people born around 2023 to 2043.

    Neptune in Aquarius

    Neptune is in Aquarius for people born around 1998 to 2011.

    Uranus in Aquarius

    Uranus is in Aquarius for people born around1995 to 2003.

    Points to Ponder

    The Potency of Leo and Aquarius

    Could individuals possessing a potent blend of Leo and Aquarius qualities excel in mastering the intricacies of the creator economy within our rapidly evolving digital era?

    The prospect seems plausible, even quite probable.

    However, if your aspiration as a creator leans toward becoming an influencer, it’s advisable to tap into your Leo attributes.

    Of course, numerous astrological factors must be taken into account.

    For those of you whose birth charts prominently feature the dynamic duo of Leo and Aquarius, whether through influential house placements such as the first or tenth, or through planetary presence in these signs, you stand a greater chance of thriving as a creator during this Leo/Aquarius era compared to many others.

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    Lammas

    Lammas

    Learn a little about the pagan festival of Lammas which occurs as the Sun reaches 15 degrees of the fixed sign Leo.

    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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    Natal Chart Readings: Beginners

    Natal Chart Readings: Beginners

    How to Read a Birth Chart

    The 4 Cornerstones of Chart Interpretation

    Reading a birth chart is a skill that can be learned. By an undestanding of four main components of a chart you can get to understand the chart easily. Although there are many, many parts to one birth chart, if you start with the basics you swill be well on the way to interpreting the message in a chart sooner rather than later.

    In this post, I’m going to share with you the four cornerstones of chart interpretations. Chart reading is a huge subject and there are many ways to skin this cat, so today let’s zoom out for a high level look at what you need to know. And what is important for anyone who wants to read charts.

    Listen now >>> The Four Cornerstones of Chart Reading

    Cornerstones 

    The four cornerstones are what holds things up and they can hold up your chart readings. An example is the pyramids. They first lay the four cornerstones and make them level then they can build upon that. Walls are built that hang from the corners. It’s like the foundations of your house.

    The four cornerstones of chart reading are the signs, planets, houses and aspects. Many astrology books focus one one or more of these factors. I urge you to read as many astrology books as you can and I have some book recommendations for you.

    1. Signs

    The signs of the zodiac are the gateway into chart reading. The signs are originally named after the constellations. In the tropical zodiac, measured fro the Vernal equinox, the zodiac signs are the ones that the Sun passes through every year.

    Everyone knows their Sun sign. You will know your family and frineds and maybe even your colleagues’ Sun signs. As an astrologer, you need to understand the meaning of the signs and one way to do this is with keywords.

    Sign Keywords

    There are a few main keywords for each sign. Let’s just be clear about sign keywords. A keyword cannot be generic like “happy” as this could relate to many signs. A sign keyword must directly relate to the sign and to no other sign. A sign keyword is unique to that particular sign.

    Example Sign Keywords

    Fire signs keywords: Inspirational, hot, fiery, active and outgoing.

    Aries: Competitive, aggressive, dynamic and red.

    Leo: Creative, honest, extravagant and yellow.

    Sagittarius: Adventurous, cosmopolitan, philosophical and blue.

    Read more >>> Sign Wine Parings

    Read more >>> Compatible Signs

    Your Astrology Journal

    A good idea when learning astrology is to have an astrology journal. Reach for your astrology journalMake a page titled “Signs”  then on the next 12 pages, write each sign name at the top of the page. You will fill in more information about the signs later.

    Reference your good astrology books, choose five sign keywords for each sign and learn them first. Be aware of polarity, element and mode, but don’t worry too much about out this yet. First learn the signs in which you have tenants, or planets. So for instance, if you have the Sun in Libra, then learn that sign.

    Next turn your attention to your Moon sign and learn that signs keywords. Follow in for all the planets and learn these signs first.

    Read more >>> Recommended Reading

    Read more >>> Your Holy Trinity and Polarity


    2. Planets

    As you start to learn the sign keywords, along with all of that you can add in some planet keywords. Start with the Sun, the Moon and then work your way outwards from Mercury.

    Get at least five planet specific keywords for each planet. Planet keywords must not be generic and must be only relevant to that individual sign. You can use all your astrology books as a reference but don’t quote other astrologers directly.

    Read more >>> Planets

    Read more >>> How Planets Move

    Read more >>>Retrograde Planets

    3. Houses

    For the houses there are 12 houses and each house represents a different area of life. Houses can also contain people in your life. 

    Start learning the houses by your own planet in house placements. So learn your Sun’s house keywords then your Moon’s house keywords and so on. In this way you become more familiar with what is in your own chart first. Then go back over and learn the rest of the house keywords. That will be your vacant houses.

    Read more >>> The Astrological Houses

    4. Aspects

    Next learn the aspects.

    Ptolemaic Aspects

    There are five Ptolemaic aspects. Start with the conjunction, opposition, trine, square and sextile. In other words the major or Ptolemaic aspects. When you have mastered the big five, go on to learn keywords for the minor aspects.

    Minor Aspects

    The minor aspects are the semi sextile, quincunx, semi-square and sesquiquadrate.

    Aspects of Declination

    Eventually you will learn keywords for the parallel and contra parallel aspects.

    Lesser Used Aspects

    The lesser used aspects are the quintile and biquintile, the sextile, bi-sextile and tri-septile and the novile and decile.

    Process

    You won’t know everything at once it is a process. Lay out your astrology journal with one double page spread for each cornerstone component of sign, planet, house and aspect. Ideally you will leave pages inbetween each cornerstone topic so you can come back and add more information later.

    Read more >>> Fibonacci Aspects

    Read more >>> Aspect Orbs

    Personal Astrology Resource

    If you create an astrology journal it can become your very own astrology resource. As you read more and more charts you can develop your interpretation style further. 

    I hope these ideas will give you something to think about. I’d like to think these four cornerstones will help you get going with learning your wonderful craft.

     

    Read more >>> Planetary Complexes

    Read more >>> Astrology Reading Cards

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    Star of David: Major Aspect Pattern

    Star of David: Major Aspect Pattern

    Star of David

    The Star of David is a major aspect pattern formed with six planets.

    There are two grand trines and the planets from the one grand trine are sextile to the planets in the other grand trine.

    This is a very rare major aspect pattern and sometimes the planets only form five of the star points which results a partial Star of David and not so important.

     

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    What to Consider

    As the Star of David is made from two grand trines and six sextiles it has much of the meaning of the grand trine.

    There are typically only two elements in play, fire and air or earth and water, so there is usually in one polarity either active or passive.

     

    Interpretation of a Star of David

    In this pattern the planets are spread about the chart which suggests a variety of interests and talents because of the six sextiles which indicate latent talents for the individual.

     

    Example Chart: Partial Star of David

    November 3, 2023 has a partial Star of David.

    The planets in this partial Star of David are the Moon trine Mercury and Neptune, and Venus trine Uranus and Pluto.

    Four sextiles between Moon and Venus, Moon and Uranus, Uranus and Neptune and Neptune and Pluto.

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