The Major Transits of 2018

by Alison Price

The Major Transits of 2018

The planets continuously move through the zodiac. As they do so they engage in angular patterns with each other.

Some connections are positive and may foster growth and harmony whereas others are a challenge and create the catalyst for changes as yet to be made. Others are neutral and can go either way. It depends.

Transits themselves are neither good nor bad but the combination of the energies of the two planets in an aspect with each other makes the dialogue (the aspect) between those two spheres work as a team for the life of the transit.

Whether a particular transit will be good for you as an individual will depend on the placement of the planets in your unique birth chart.

Major transits are any one of the five Ptolemaic aspects or the sign ingresses of heavy superior planets. As major transits develop and unfold over several weeks, months and sometimes years they shape the background message for the rest of a horoscope reading.

Often a transit will start, fade and then return, up to five exact times, before the full impact has passed. Changes made under a major transit will remain.

These slow transits are the markers of general shifts through the solar system. They are like the development of life’s journey and the cosmic trends that are unfurling.

To be in tune with the ebb and flow of major transits each year is a good way to use astrology in your daily life.

 

Saturn enters Capricorn

The ringed planet Saturn returned to its tradition home sign of Capricorn the sea goat in the last few days of 2017. This planet strives to stabilize the bedrock in our lives.

This position is closely related to governments and the establishment of solid foundations upon which to build our future lives.

During the two and a quarter year period until March 2020 as Saturn moves through Capricorn you can expect conservation, restrictions and boundaries to be put in place.

Many people will feel pigeon-holed in dead-end jobs and careers for which they may not be suited. The challenge now is to get the formal education and take courses which will allow you to rise to the heights to which you strive in your career. Saturn gives you what you deserve and no more. There will be no easy way or

During the two and a quarter year period until March 2020 as Saturn moves through Capricorn you can expect conservation, restrictions and boundaries to be put in place.

Many people will feel pigeon-holed in dead-end jobs and careers for which they may not be suited. The challenge now is to get the formal education and take courses which will allow you to rise to the heights to which you strive in your career.

Saturn gives you what you deserve and no more. There will be no easy way or shortcuts up the career ladder as Saturn transits Capricorn. Only concentrated and steady progress will bring you the rewards that you deserve.

The energy of this transit will be felt by anyone with planets in Capricorn or planets in the early degrees of the three other cardinal signs which are Aries, Cancer and Libra.


Jupiter sextile Pluto

(January 7 to January 25 and September 5 to September 17)

As Jupiter forms a harmonious aspect to Pluto in January and September it creates two power surge times for the year. As Pluto disposes Jupiter it means he gives his support willingly to the planet of luck.

This is a good time to look forward and take a chance. There may be hidden backing available for you now. Sound judgment and good opportunities will appear.

This aspect will mainly affect Scorpio and Capricorn but the signs Taurus, Cancer, Virgo and Pisces will benefit as well.


Uranus enters Taurus

(May 15th)

In mid-May Uranus will enter Taurus for a seven-year stretch that lasts until 2025. This brings the radical planet some stability as the earthy fixed nature or Taurus will dampen the random and unexpectedness of Uranus.

During this transit, you can expect to see changes in the way finances flow. The monetary system will likely become more high-tech as banks and virtual currencies drive the change to a more equitable system that will benefit the man in the street and disenfranchised individuals.

This once in a lifetime ingress will particularly affect all Taureans and those people with planets in the early degrees of Virgo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.

As Uranus enters Taurus it is the last major planet to complete the shift towards the passive elements as now Pluto, Uranus, and Saturn are in earth and Neptune and Jupiter are in water signs.

Read more here.


Jupiter in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces

(May 25 to June 13 and August 11 to August 25)

Jupiter moves closer to the trine to Neptune in its home of Pisces the fish. This aspect brings together the powerful Piscean planets because Jupiter is the old traditional ruler of Pisces and Neptune the new modern ruler.

The trine is a beneficial connection and shows there will be harmony and support for both Jupiter and Neptune related things now.

During this period you can expect spiritual enlightenment, religious exploration, appreciation or arts and cultures, and tolerance for diversity and metaphysical systems. More and more people will take up esoteric practices or at least become aware of them going on around.

This positive fluid transit will mainly affect Pisces and the other water signs of Cancer and Scorpio, and to a lesser extent the signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

Saturn in Capricorn trines Uranus in Taurus

(August 21 to September 21)

As Saturn enters Capricorn it will soon trine the radical planet Uranus for the second time (the first contact was back in 2017) but this time Saturn is retrograde and Uranus is in its new sign of Taurus.

This is a combination of old meets new and the two energies of these strong planets will be worked out over time.

Technology will continue to be developed perhaps with the senior age groups being the main focus.

As this is the second connection of a three-part transit there still is time for changes to be made to projects and relationships that started last year. The concrete is not yet set so to speak.

There will be ease of stringent rules as the borders are tested for many. On a personal note, if you have been walked over by other people or been taken for granted, now is the time you will draw the line and halt further incursions.

This major transit will particularly affect Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn and have a similar influence on Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

Jupiter enters Sagittarius

(November 8)

Now the largest planet in the solar system Jupiter returns to its home sign of Sagittarius the archer in early November. This transit promises a twelve-month adventure and expansion period for many.

Travel, eco-tourism and multi-cultural activities will be big now. Jupiter is the planet that encourages us to lift our eyes to the horizon and dream big.

We are inclined to reach for what we want and there is bounty around. The challenge can be overindulgence or taking more than you need or can use.

This fiery positive transit will add excitement for all Sagittarians and will invigorate Aries and Leo as well.

Overdoing it with excessive behavior will be a challenge for Gemini’s and to a lesser extent for Virgo and Pisces.

 


 

Astrology Basics – The Planets

by Alison Price

The Meaning of the Planets

The Sun

The Sun is your identity, your heart and your character. It shows where you are honest and true to yourself. It is where you can shine in life. It represents your father.

More on the Sun.

The Moon

The Moon shows your feelings, reactions, gut instincts and your behavior. It rules food, how you care and who you nurture. It represents your mother, mother figures and caregivers.

More on the Moon.

Mercury

Mercury shows your thinking, talking and communication style. It has to do with all buying and selling. It represents your schoolteacher and neighborhood people.

More on Mercury.

Venus

Venus shows beauty, art, style, love and money. It has to do with your values and what you invest in both things like jewelry and people. It represents young women and sisters.

Mars

Mars is about sex, energy, drive, challenges and where you compete in life. It shows when you will get off the couch and do something. It represents young men and brothers.

Jupiter

Jupiter is about growth, expansion, reaching and even overdoing things. It shows your vision and potential. It represents uncles, teachers and preachers.

Saturn

Saturn is the planet of achievement, honors, control, limitations and fears. It represents your father, older men and authority figures.

Uranus

Uranus is the planet for the future it rules trends, technology, computers and the space age. It represents adolescents, immigrants, those on the fringes of society and rebels.

More on Uranus.

Neptune

Neptune is the planet of illusion, intuition, mysticism, art, magic and the unknown. It represents the psychic, the invisible, the underdog and the homeless.

Pluto

Pluto is the planet of power, influence and sex. It represents people who have power over you through your use of their resources or those whom you have the drop on. It represents the loan shark, surgeon, psychiatrist, undertaker, criminal and therapist.

Chiron

Chiron is the planet of wounds and healing. It suggests where you are weak and wanting. It represents people who help you like nurses, teachers, gurus and charity workers.

Eris

Eris is the planet of the female warrior. It represents the fight instinct in women. It suggests those who will fight for you simply because they are on your team, group or crew. It represents sisters-in-arms.

Astrology Basics for Beginner’s

This is part of the special Starzology Astrology Basics series for you all. Many of you ask where to start and here are the planet’s meanings.

You can check out the rest of the series:

 





Pisces Horoscope

by Alison Price

About Pisces

The Fish

February 22 – March 22

Negative – Water – Mutable

Key phrase: “I believe.”

Ruling planets: Jupiter as classical ruler and Neptune the modern ruler.

Pisces is the sign of the Fish. It symbol is two fish tethered together each swimming in the opposite direction.

If you are born under the sign of the Fish it means you fall under the fluid and flowing element of water, the quality of mutablity which suggests you are flexible and the passive polarity indicating you will take in and absorb things more than most. This can mean you empathize with others.

Pisces will make sacrifices and are understanding. They will blend well with others and can be arty. They may drift a bit in life but they have compassion. They are idealistic and can become disillusioned at times. They may be glamorous.

They can be vague, kind and will be happy to surrender. They may retreat near the sea, are spiritual and devoted.

Pisces positive traits:

Sacrifice, understanding, blends, compassion, idealistic, longing, glamour, vague, artistic, kind, surrender, retreat, spiritual, devotion, specter and ghostly.

Pisces challenging traits:

Rudderless, lost, disillusioned and elusive.

Pisces body parts:

The feet.

Pisces careers:

Artist, anesthesiologist, care worker, crystal ball reader, custodian, glazier, hypnotist, musician, magician, medium, museum worker, nurse, podiatrist, psychic, shoe salesman, therapist and zoo keeper.


The zodiac signs

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.


What your Outer Planet Signature says about Your Clients

 

by Alison Price

Not all business methods work for all businesses. Not all astrology business’ work the same for everyone either. What gels with for one practitioner will not necessarily pan out for another. Why? Because the two astrologers have different natal charts to each other.

To find satisfying work you have to be aligned with the energy potentials shown in your own chart. One way of tapping into this is by looking at your outer planet signature.


Your outer planet signature

We checked out your outer planet signature earlier this month. If you missed this piece you can find out how to find your strong outer planet here.

You have a number which represents the prominence of the outer planet in your chart.

So what? Well now you can see the difference in how each of the outer planets operate. Your strong outer planet will work for you over and above the two weaker outer planets in the following manner.

if the outer planet is not strong in the natal chart because say, the Moon dominates the chart, then the outer planetary energy will continue to operate the background of your life.

Mercury

The ideas is to engage your Mercury and get your conscious brain on side to bring the potentials of your prominent outer planet to bear on attracting the type of clients you want (and need) as shown by your natal chart.

We can’t all offer the same thing but if you work with the astrology rather than against it you will be more satisfied in your craft.


A Pluto signature: Your clients magnetically appear

If you have a strong Pluto you can attract clients who: 

  • Find you by your cryptic messages in adverts
  • Magnetically appear
  • May hover in the shadows
  • May be afraid to approach you
  • May be lurkers before becoming clients
  • Come out of the woodwork and find you

How to promote your astrology business with a strong Pluto:

  • Offer in-depth psychological readings
  • Offer sexual problem explorations
  • Promote the mystery of your craft
  • Offer private readings
  • Allow your clients anonymity
  • Stress your privacy policy
  • Offer deep insights
  • Explore past-life regressions
  • Offer bereavement astrology

A Neptune signature: Your clients intuitively appear

If you have a strong Neptune outer planet energy you can attract clients who:

  • Appreciate your arty adverts
  • Pray for help
  • Arrive by osmosis
  • Find astrology hypnotic
  • Believe in astrology
  • Are spiritually minded

How to promote your astrology business with a strong Neptune:

  • Say you understand
  • Use your intuition
  • Offer a sympathetic ear
  • Say that you relate to them
  • Mention your belief in their problems
  • Intimate that you are a psychic or a medium (if you are)
  • Use a crystal ball as a prop
  • Say you can help clients find their vision

A Uranus signature: Clients suddenly appear

If you have a strong Uranus outer planet signature in your birth chart you can attract clients who:

  • Like astrology itself
  • Want to learn astrology
  • Are modern and up-to-date
  • Contact you at a group meeting
  • Use social networking
  • Like to be unusual
  • Think they can change the world
  • Are young up and coming professionals

How to promote your astrology business if you have a strong Uranus outer planet signature:

  • Promote astrology for the 21st century
  • Be new age
  • Use a computer and techie props
  • Stress astrology is for young people
  • Promote astrology for the masses
  • Read futures
  • Break down borders
  • Support Astrologers without borders
  • Promote your astrology group

Many roads lead to Rome. These techniques can help you find the clients you can and want to help and work with.