The Spring 2021 solar ingress chart covers one quarter of the year. Let’s have a closer look at this chart’s potentials.
Solar ingress charts are typically set on the Zero Aries house system as they can be read anywhere in the world, so the Sun will be on the left in the zero position of Aries the ram, and in this case, you can ignore the houses. Set this chart for your location to have a closer look at the chart’s potentials for your area.
An ingress chart in Aries may show the situation for the next year because it occurs at the absolute start of the zodiac, but they are typically used to illuminate the future of one quarter of the year at a time.
In this case, the time period is from when the Sun enters Aries on March 19th/20th to when it again enters another cardinal sign (Cancer) around June 21st/22nd. This provides us with a good portion of time to work with, three months, one quarter of the year or around 90 days. Enough time to launch projects and set affirmations.
It always depends where you are in the world. The spring equinox in the northern hemisphere occurs at the same time as the autumn equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
In this chart there are strong influence of:
The positive polarity indicating there will be positive vibes and upliftment in general.
The mutable mode suggests a certain flexibility between people, and you will be inclined to make allowances for others easier than normal.
The air element which hints at you thinking a little longer about the ideas behind what is going on rather than rushing into action.
On a planetary level, this ingress chart features:
The Sun in Aries suggests you will have more drive and be eager to get things done, although there may be some pushing and shoving.
The Sun is very well placed in its sign of exaltation as it can burn at a high temperature and create initiatives for those who are open to them.
The Sun is conjoined Venus in Pisces (her sign of exaltation) indicating that women may benefit more in this quarter.
The Sun sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, attracting the urge for everyone to go deeper and tap into our hidden talents.
Mercury squares Mars to drive energy into expressing yourself, but you could be overbearing and ostracize others through your strong opinions. This works both ways so you could be at the receiving end of some forceful energy so be prepared to stand your ground.
Venus conjoins Neptune to add some misunderstandings in love affairs. If you are single, you need to be crystal clear about whether you love someone or not, or your prince or princess may simply slip through your fingers.
If you are in a meaningful relationship already, you can anticipate that the blending of Venus and Neptune will bring some confusion in matters of love and romance. You are likely to miss subtle cues from your partner that may be important later. They may tell you something important that you ignore only to realize the implications of after Venus has moved away from the close connection it has with Venus in this chart. Pay attention to all messages from your partner that you hear around the equinox as they will set the tone for the next three months in your relationship.
The Moon conjoined Mars in Gemini suggests quick change reactions. You could go from happy to sad to annoyed in a moment. If you are a naturally demonstrative person, it may be necessary to pause and take a breath before your emotions become whirlwind.
The Moon trine both of the social planets, Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, brings the urge to tap into your feelings, both happy and sad, and the urge to experience a rich life.
The Moon squares Neptune which intimates that you are likely to ignore extremes of emotions, and in doing so, you might miss the bigger picture that is unfolding right under your nose.
Venus sextiles Pluto which joins the two money planets in a positive, if not lucrative, way.
There may not be excesses of cash available this quarter, but this moderate aspect connection suggests there will be enough. However, just what is enough will be subjective for each person.
On a global scale, the markets are likely to rally and maintain their strength and buoyancy this quarter.
After the equinox, choose investments that you are already in and add to those rather than branching out into new positions.
Interest rates will likely hold steady if not creep up slightly.
If you are completing your tax returns during this period, send them off at around 8:00am to 10:00am to avoid any unwanted investigations from the tax department.
In which house of your birth chart does this equinox fall?
Pluto Transits Through the Houses – for Forecasting Astrologers
In this post I’m going to share with you, key energy shifts that you can anticipate when Pluto transits the houses of your chart.
When your start with transits you typically begin from the outer planets inwards towards the Sun.
The first planet that you will study will be Pluto.
Pluto takes a long time to pass through each sign.
It can take years to transit the houses of your chart.
Pluto’s Time in Each Sign
Taking into account that Pluto will retrograde over signs boundaries I am only looking at the first time Pluto enters a new sign in all cases.
This will give an average time for the planet to be in each sign, although yes, it will retrograde at the beginning of the ingress and go back to the previous sign for a while and at the end of a sign it will move into the new signa finally to retrograde back for a while into the old sign.
But all things being equal, that is why I’m taking the first ingress of Pluto into each sign that has occurred relatively recently.
Pluto Through the Signs
Pluto was in Leo from 1939 to 1956 when it first entered Virgo. Pluto took 17 years to cover 30 degrees.
Pluto was in Virgo from 1956 to 1971 when it entered Libra. Pluto was 15 years in Virgo.
Pluto was in Libra from 1971 to 1983 when it entered Scorpio. Pluto was 14 years in Libra.
Pluto was in Scorpio from 1983 to 1995 when it entered Sagittarius. Pluto was 12 years in Scorpio.
Pluto was in Sagittarius from 1995 to 2008 when it went into Capricorn. Pluto was 13 years in Sagittarius.
Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and will remain there until 2023 when it will go into Aquarius. Pluto will be 15 years in Capricorn.
Perihelion and Aphelion of Pluto
Perihelion is the closest a planet gets to the Sun and for Pluto, perihelion was actually within Neptune’s orbit on September 5th, 1989 at 13 degrees Scorpio.
Pluto’s aphelion when it is the farthest away from the Sun, the last time was over one hundred years ago in 1867 in Taurus.
Pluto was in Taurus from 1852 to 1882 which means that Pluto spent 30 years in Taurus.
Kepler’s Second Law
Kepler’s 2nd law of planetary motion states that, “Planets sweep out equal areas in equal time.”
This means that when a planet is closer to the Sun, at perihelion, it moves faster, as Pluto did through Scorpio. W
hen a planet is further from the Sun, at aphelion, it moves slower as Pluto did when it transited Taurus.
Pluto transited Scorpio in a brief twelve years but took thirty years to transit Taurus.
Having said all that let’s have a look at some key phrases that you can anticipate when Pluto transits the houses of your natal chart.
To find which house Pluto is transiting for you, find 25 degrees of Capricorn and decide which house that is for you. It will be different for everyone.
For myself Pluto is transiting my sixth house at the moment (January 2021).
Initial House Ingress
The most important part of transiting Pluto, or any planet for that matter, is the time it first enters a new house.
That event will bring a period of usually one whole year when the changes relating to the new house are the most felt by the person whose chart it is.
By the time Pluto has been in a house for five to ten yeasr you do get used to the energy.
When in a particular house, if Pluto then conjoins a planet in your house it will it trigger more responses in you.
And when transiting Pluto makes general aspects to the planets in your chart, but that is the topic for another time.
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Ok, so we have covered some potential shifts of energy that you may experience as Pluto transits the different houses of your chart.
Find the date when Pluto will change houses for you and jot that special date down in your calendar and worksheet.
You can improve your astrological interpretations in one week. Simply follow this seven day plan to get your readings back on track.
By taking these few steps you will be ready to present the best consultation you can muster on Saturday.
That’s six sleeps!
First you will interpret the natal chart and then selected forecast work.
At the end you won’t have considered every single little detail, but you will have looked at the important components of the natal chart and forecast indicators.
Sunday: Book and Print your client’s charts
Book a client for next Saturday. It can be a family member, a friend or new person. But it must be a chart for someone you have not done before. Make it a one hour session.
Choose a consultation time when the transiting ascendant is in the same polarity as your Sun. If your Sun is in the passive polarity make the consultation time when a passive sign rising and the same for active signs.
Note any planets rising or placed in the first house.
Explore the Ascendant ruler complex
That means the planet that rules the sign on the ascendant (use traditional rulers).
Look at the chart ruler’s sign.
Consider the chart ruler’s house.
Note the chart ruler’s aspects.
Write out your keywords and fully understand each and every detail.
If there is an aspect you are not sure of, for instance Mars conjunct the Ascendant, research it thoroughly by reading the aspect in your cook books and on-line. Get to know that particular aspect so you will always be able to interpret it when you see it again.
Wednesday: The Luminaries
Explore the Sun complex
Look at the Sun’s sign.
Consider the Sun’s house.
The aspects to the Sun.
Explore the Moon complex
Look at the Moon’s sign.
Consider Moon’s house.
The aspects to the Moon
Note the Lunar phase. Make sure you know what it means.
Consider the nodal axis by sign and house. Look out for planets squaring the nodal axis.
Thursday: The Forecast for Money and Career
Note the Midheaven sign.
Planets in the tenth house.
Explore the 10th house ruler
The planet that rules the sign on the tenth house cusp.
Note it’s sign.
Transiting Planets in the 2nd (money).
Transiting Planets in the 6th (job).
Transiting Planets in the 10th (career).
Consider the 2nd house progressed ruler.
Look at the 6th house progressed ruler’s condition.
Explore the 10th house progressed ruler’s condition.
Friday: The Forecast for Love and Romance
Explore the 5th house (where love begins)
Note the 5th house cusp.
Explore the 5th house ruler by sign, house and aspects.
List any natal 5th house planets.
Explore the 7th house (partners and spouse)
Look at the 7th house cusp.
Consider the 7th house ruler.
Note any natal 7th house planets.
Consider any transiting planets in the 5th.
Interpret any transiting planets in the 7th.
Check the progressed 5th house ruler’s condition.
Look at the progressed 7th house ruler’s condition.
Saturday: The Consultation
Prepare yourself to give. A consultation takes something from you as an astrologer. You need to be prepared to give your understanding, advice, energy, time and sympathy to your client.
Make sure the consultation room is cool and well ventilated.
Astrology conferences are great fun and can be the highlight of your calendar.
If you are a student you may be considering going to your first event or perhaps you are already an experienced professional and a seasoned attendee or you could be somewhere in between.
Whatever your level of proficiency attending an annual professional event can inspire you and get the juices flowing.
Simply by being present, you open yourself up to appreciate new concepts, modern methods and cutting-edge theories which are constantly being developed.
Perhaps you will hear about a recently discovered planet, be exposed to ancient skills or come across a speaker with whom you seem to resonate and who has the missing piece of a jigsaw puzzle which you have been trying to complete.
Hearing lectures from local and international speakers can be just what you need.
By its very nature astrology can be a solitary affair and you owe it to yourself to make the most of all the seminars you attend.
Surviving an astrology conference takes a bit of forward thinking and planning.
Below are some ideas on how to navigate through and make event going a rich and rewarding experience and some thoughts on how to be the perfect guest, make the most of the opportunity and leave fired up until the following year.
Booking your place early has two benefits.
You will receive the “early bird” discount which is quite a dollar saving and by booking early you get the pleasurable anticipation of planning your conference attending strategy well ahead.
If the registration desk opens at 9:00am and the first lecture starts at 10:00am you should be at the conference centre by at least 7:00am.
Personally, I like to get there the night before. Being ahead of time gives you plenty of leeway to find the car park, check into the hotel and inspect your accommodation.
Any hitches in the facilities or your room features can be fixed right away.
Register at the Desk
Take your conference payment receipt and any other supporting documents to the registration desk.
Make sure you receive the full lecture schedule including all the different tracks being offered.
Check to see if there have been any last-minute speaker substitutions which may affect your planning strategy.
This can work your benefit as they may bring an interesting person or topic in at the eleventh hour.
Decide which Talk Matters
When you receive the current lecture schedule double check that the session which you specifically wanted to hear is still on.
Make sure you know where each room is situated for the talks you wish to attend.
Large venues can be confusing places and you want to end up in the right workshop.
Try to eat something before the first lecture. Otherwise, someone can end up sitting down next to you who has to listen to you munching away through a carrot muffin, rustling paper bags and leaving a trail of crumbs behind you.
We’ve all sat next to someone who stomach won’t stop growling so let’s hope it’s not yours.
What’s your Name Again?
There is a certain resistance to the wearing of name tags at conferences. It is not to help you, you know who you are, it is so other people can learn your name.
When you are introduced to many people at once it becomes difficult to remember all their names.
With you name clearly visible it makes you more approachable and other people can confidently address you and you in turn can address them.
Peeling the Onion
Hotels and conference rooms are notorious of for being either too hot or too cold.
I have seen some attendees wearing the hotel’s bed coverlet to combat the efficient air conditioning.
The solution to this hot topic and keep your cool is layers that can be peeled off or put back on when necessary.
Women can work their pashminas to great effect here.
Meet Like-minded People
More than anything professional get-togethers afford you the chance to meet people, practitioners, students and researchers in your field.
Be happy to make new acquaintances. If you want to engage with others don’t always sit with your cronies.
There will be a percentage of first-time attendees to whom you can reach out and introduce yourself.
Remember how you felt the first year?
Have your Info at Hand
Be prepared to have your contact information at your fingertips. If you meet somebody fun and interesting you don’t want to have to write your phone number or e-mail address on the back of an envelope.
It does not give a good impression and lacks professionalism.
Business cards are a must at these events.
The Art of Writing
You will need a paper notebook and pen.
Most conferences have a “no taping” policy.
You cannot use your digital recorder at a lecture where they provide the topics for purchase afterwards.
At some hotels, the use of laptop computers is also not allowed during lectures.
See you Later
Conferences and training seminars are held in larger centers to facilitate attendees travel.
These cities have much to offer the visitor.
Tempting as it may be to rush off and see the sights you need to focus on the workshop content.
To get the best out of an astrology conference you can try to attend as many lectures and talks as possible.
Tag on a couple of days at the end of the conference to enjoy the features of your host city.
Your Eleventh House
In astrology like-minded people, friends and associates are shown by your eleventh house.
Before you go to the conference look at the current transits to your natal eleventh house and its ruler.
They will suggest the type of experience you will experience within the group dynamic. It also shows you what to emphasize at that particular conference.
You are Not Alone
Attending any astrology get-together virtually ensures that you will be listening to astro chatter morning, noon and night and consuming horoscopes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It is a great opportunity to soak it up and let’s face it how often in your day-to-day life do you have the chance for a serious astrological conversation with those around you?
Support the Trade Room
The crystal healers, tarot card readers and booksellers are all selected carefully by the organizers to provide a varied mix and round out your total new age experience.
The trade room is an important part of any conference and you would do well to consider availing yourself of their many products and services.
Speakers are People Too
Lecturers are encouraged to meet and mingle at the varied opportunities for social gatherings over the course of the event.
After enjoying a lively talk you maybe tempted to rush and gush at the speaker.
Most teachers are only too pleased to answer your questions but don’t like being ambushed.
All the lecturer’s contact details are thoughtfully printed in your info pack, be cool.
If You Please
Just because you are not at home and are in the company of people you’ve never met before does not make bad manners acceptable.
If you enjoyed the event you can say thank you to the organizers or send a note.
On the other hand, if you experienced some issues, the best way of communicating your concerns is via a feedback sheet which is usually available from the registration desk. Remember to be specific.
Share the Love
When you attend a conference you become like an employee.
You are whom the event was aimed at in the first place.
Seminars and conferences can only exist with the support of astrologers and other interested people.
If you wish to keep these valuable resources available it is vital to attend, show your support and spread the word.
Get you Astro-mojo Back
Whether it is your first or fifteenth conference, showing up and taking part for some or the whole event is a great experience.
Not everyone can be there for the whole time but taking in even one day could be all you need.
It is a good feeling to have some new techniques to take into your practice, fresh ideas for areas of research and your latest friend’s contact details.
You want to leave feeling inspired to pursue astrology further.
Pay it Forward
It makes sense to support annual astrology get-togethers too.
By your presenc, these events can continue to grow and evolve. Enabling the organizers to offer State-Of-The-Art practices, theories, and techniques with which to broaden your skills.
Astrology is diverse and has many avenues to be pursued.
Discover your niche interest and rekindle your passion by attending astrological conferences.
If you have attended astrology conferences in the past think back to how organised you were. I bet you can improve your conference experience for the next time.