Live Lighter with Astrology

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.

Consciousness

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

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.
  • medications

Understanding Scorpio

by Alison Price

Understanding Scorpio

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.

Characteristics

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.

Scorpio’s Affinities

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.

Sign Compatability

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.


 

 

 

 

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:

 





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.


 

Uranus square Pluto both disposed by Mars

Uranus square Pluto and Mars in Virgo June 2012

I have spent some time thinking about Mars as the dispositor of Uranus in Aries (Mars is dignified by rulership in Aries) and the exalted ruler of Pluto in Capricorn (Mars is dignified by exaltation in Capricorn).

There will be seven exact squares between Uranus and Pluto over the next two years. This upcoming scenario provides a living classroom to monitor how a dispositor’s condition influences transiting planets.

Uranus is in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn for the whole period.

  • June 24, 2012 – Uranus 08 – Pluto 08 Rx – Mars Virgo 25
  • September 19, 2012 – Uranus 07 Rx – Pluto 07 – Mars Scorpio 17 (rulership)
  • May 21, 2013 – Uranus 11 – Pluto 11 – Mars Taurus 22 (detriment)
  • November 1, 2013 – Uranus 09 Rx – Pluto 09 – Mars Virgo 10
  • April 21, 2014 – Uranus 13 – Pluto 13 Rx – Mars Libra 14 Rx (detriment)
  • December 15, 2014 – Uranus 12 Rx – Pluto 12 – Mars Aquarius 08
  • March 17, 2015 – Uranus 15 – Pluto 15 – Mars Aries 19 (rulership)

The square aspect is the one where you can get things done. This is not the time to wait and see. The urgency inherent in a square demands situations to happen, unfold and manifest.

A ninety degree aspect as a vector brings two difficult sides together to thrash out solutions. The issues ruled by Uranus and Pluto will be affected as they are brought into an alliance (sometimes kicking and screaming) by this transiting aspect.

Look in your chart and find the two houses where Uranus and Pluto are now. The situations expressed by each house indicate how you will experience much of this ongoing square.

Now consider which house Mars is in at the time of the seven exact aspects (see table). This position will influence how you make an effort and experience the themes developed through this square transit. Mars as a dispositor by rulership and exaltation may change the nature of the energies being sparked from the square.

Over the period you may find that all three planets shift from one house to another in your chart. As Mars moves house it suggests how you may challenge the square from different standpoints. Use Martian attributes of action, heat and competition coupled with the house meaning to expend the energy being brought to bear by the Uranus Pluto square.

As the Uranus square Pluto transit evolves, the condition of Mars will influence your experience.

Over the next four years as each square applies I will ponder the presence of Mars over the square. I invite you to share your experiences.

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Lin Ewing

Lin Ewing • Thanks, Alison. I’m going to pass this out to my beginning students as a great article to help understand aspects, dispositors and what’s happening in houses.

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Alison Price

Alison Price • Hey Lin, I’m glad you found this valuable information. I find watching transits in action is a great learning tool.

Lin Ewing • Me too. And in the last class we discussed the planets and dispositors. So this article will be a nice follow-up for them.

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