by Alison Price
Pluto rules Scorpio .
Pluto is the planet of regeneration, transformation, rejuvenation, and recycling.
Pluto rules power and influence you have over others. It also rules powerful feelings like resentment, revenge, and jealousy.
The states of birth, death, re–birth, re-incarnation and being born again are all governed by Pluto. All buried things, subterranean places, illicit events and hidden things that can be uncovered are under the influence of Pluto.
Scorpio’s ruler has much to say about sex, potency, your sexual practices and the inevitable of life.
Pluto rules taxes, tax returns, assessments, repayments, and audits. Pluto governs debt, karmic debt and anything owed to others.
Getting rid of things, purging, discarding, expelling the unwanted and drains come under Pluto’s sphere of influence.
Pluto in the Signs
Pluto in Aries: You have a powerful physique.
Pluto in Taurus: You can transform your finances.
Pluto in Gemini: You keep secrets.
Pluto in Cancer: You expose ancestral roots.
Pluto in Leo: You penetrate entertainment (reality TV).
Pluto in Virgo: You investigate the health services.
Pluto in Libra: You transform your spouse.
Pluto in Scorpio: You suppress personal debt (ruler).
Pluto in Sagittarius: You travel for sexual experiences.
Pluto in Capricorn: You may bury your ambitions.
Pluto in Aquarius: You bring pressure to human rights.
Pluto in Pisces: You have a powerful faith.
Pluto transits the houses.
by Alison Price
The need to live with less stuff is a theme for Saturn in Capricorn.
Austerity, as a part of life, is a step on the path of spiritual enlightenment. All of the consciousness-raising leaders, from Christ to Gandhi and the rest in-between have promoted living with less.
During the period as Saturn transits Capricorn (December 2017 to December 2020) you will have the chance to master some austerity. You will learn how to take what you need, and use what you take, as you limit your consumerism.
First World Waste
When my family and I came from Africa to Canada in 2002 was a culture shock for us. We felt we had arrived on another planet.
There is so much more stuff available in Canada than Africa. More clothes, more food, more packaging and older people.
The most waste I saw was in food.
Shopping mall food courts that serve burgers and fries in polystyrene containers litter the city. (The food courts, not the packaging because Canada is very clean and there is virtually no litter whatsoever).
Uneaten food left on a tray to be thrown away is a first world problem.
Kids at Camp And the Food Waste Program
You can take what you want, but eat what you take. This is the rule at the Circle ‘R’ Ranch camp my children went to in southern Ontario for many years.
It accommodated children from around age 7 to 21 with summer programs and horse riding, small pet care, craft work, singing, swimming and life-saving were the themes of this adventure camp
But, the biggest thing my kids learned at the camp was not to waste food.
This was the message they heard loud and clear and for this, I thank the camp leaders. I believe it is important to not waste.
After the kids came home they were on to me about food waste. They wanted me to prepare food and cook so we had no leftovers to be thrown away.
We all learn.
Your Carbon Footprint
Your carbon footprint is the amount of waste i.e. carbon that is expelled into the atmosphere, or the world, by how you personally live, eat and consume.
In a broad view, most carbon naturally comes from animals and is exhaled as a gas, and fossil fuels that are released as coal is burnt for electricity generation and burning petrol as carbon is released from car exhausts.
Fewer carbon emissions come from using the bus or public transport. Virtually no carbon is released from riding a bicycle. Walking is best.
Planets for Minimalism
Saturn is the planet that rules restrictions. Saturn is in Capricorn its own sign and is a very strong influence on everyone now (2018-2020).
Pluto is the planet that rules purging. Pluto is in Capricorn which is Saturn’s sign and has been for a while. In 2020 Saturn will catch up and conjoin Pluto in Capricorn.
Jupiter will pass through Scorpio (2017-2018), then Sagittarius it’s own sign (2018-2019) and then join and conjoin for a triple conjunction or stellium with Saturn and Pluto (2020).
Zodiac Signs for Minimalism
In your chart find the house with Capricorn on the cusp. This area of life is ruled by Saturn which will help you limit yourself.
In your chart find the house with Scorpio on the cusp. This house will be ruled by Pluto and shows where you can get rid of waste and unwanted stuff.
As Jupiter passes through Scorpio (2017-2018) you can purge your life of huge amounts of stuff. And by stuff I mean junk, limiting beliefs and toxic people.
To be a minimalist is to have less baggage in your life. To minimize your things and make them smaller and less.
To live as a minimalist does not mean you are being punished but that you free yourself to do other things without worrying about all your stuff.
Keep the good and beautiful thing in your life.
Use your time on Earth to use your mind and consciousness. The animals have evolved so far but we as the human race have the larger brain and consciousness that sets us apart.
Spend your time loving your family, friends and your life. Use the Danish principle of hygge.
Hygge refers to a pleasant and everyday form of togetherness and a highly valued experience of safety, equality, personal wholeness and a spontaneous social flow.
This is one way to enjoy your life, your experience of being alive and not being bogged down by your stuff.
Chart Points for Excess Baggage
The Moon is a planet that clings. If you have a prominent Moon you will keep things for nostalgia and as keepsakes. Other people may think your stuff is junk but if something has a meaning, you need to keep it.
The South Node is a point where you bring things from your past. This suggests where you unconsciously hang onto outmoded ideas, principles and people.
“Less is More” initiatives
Limit the amount of stuff that you use on a daily basis.
Project 333 is an initiative where you only wear 33 items of clothing for 3 months.
You choose the items you want to wear and pack the rest of your clothes away.
The clothes not to be worn can go in a suitcase under your bed or in your apartment lockup or in your basement.
What to choose
What to choose for your 33 pieces is the trick.
To get rid of the excess stuff that you did not use during the three months which you did the project is the next step.
A pair of socks counts as one item. A pair of shoes counts as one item.
The 100 Items Challenge
This is a slightly harder exercise in minimalism where you only keep 100 things in your life.
They typically are broken down into categories as follows:
- Tech stuff – phones, computers, iPads, earbuds etc.
- Clothes – coats, pants, tops, underwear, socks and shoes
- Bags – handbags, briefcases, backpacks and luggage
- Jewelry and watches
- Cosmetics, hair care and toiletries
- Books, pens, pencils
- Collections – old magazines, CD’s, art and knickknacks etc.
The focus is on 100 personal items.
What not to count
The debate about what you use, like the frying pan to make breakfast, and whether or not it counts as one of you 100 items can go on. Guidelines are that there are some exclusions.
Typical things to exclude in your count are:
- kitchen equipment
- hair dryers
- vacuum cleaners
- your bed and TV and furniture etc.
by Alison Price
If you are born between October 21st and November 22nd you are known as a Scorpio.
What this really means is that the Sun was in the tropical zodiac sign of Scorpio when you were born.
The symbol is a scorpion which is a small arachnid which can hide in plain sight and often has a deadly sting.
Scorpios really want to get the bottom of things. They will keep probing until they get the truth. You may find it hard to keep your secrets from a Scorpio.
They are passionate and this brings in the part where they really are considered the sexiest sign because of their passions. So if a Scorpio is interested in you they will want to plunder the depths of intimacy and explore your deep motivations.
Scorpios will support you in secret and will champion you from the wings. They will provide their votes for people and causes they believe in.
The Scorpio ruling planet is Pluto the lord of the underworld.
The Scorpio colour is cyan from the sign placement in the colour wheel and maroon or dried blood red from its connection with Pluto
Scorpio is associated with two body systems:
- The reproductive system
- The eliminatory system
The reproductive systems in both sexes are under the rulership of Scorpio. This includes the eggs, ovaries, womb and vagina in women and the sperm, penis and testicles in men.
The eliminatory systems which encompass the bowel, bladder and sweat glands. Scorpio also rules the vomiting reflex to purge unwanted things from the body.
Scorpios are most compatible with Taurus the sign that is opposite as Taurus possess what they lack. In a love relationship this is appealing.
They can be lifelong friends with Cancer and Pisces the other water signs and other Scorpios.
Scorpios will compete with Leo and Aquarius but at the same time can build good things when they join with them.
Scorpios are not so comfortable with the signs Aries, Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius.
by Alison Price
There are many planets used in astrology. Each astrologer may choose to use all or only some of the planets in their work.
The Seven Visible Planets
The seven visible planets are those that can be seen with a naked eye.
They are the Sun, The Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. They are known as the traditional or Hellenistic planets.
The Outer Planets
The three outer planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. They are the modern planets.
The Meaning of the Planets
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 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 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 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.
More on Venus.
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.
More on Mars.
Jupiter is about growth, expansion, reaching and even overdoing things. It shows your vision and potential. It represents uncles, teachers and preachers.
More on Jupiter.
Saturn is the planet of achievement, honors, control, limitations and fears. It represents your father, older men and authority figures.
More on Saturn.
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 is the planet of illusion, intuition, mysticism, art, magic and the unknown. It represents the psychic, the invisible, the underdog and the homeless.
More on Neptune.
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.
More on Pluto.
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.
More on Chiron.
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.
More on Eris.
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:
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.
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
- 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.