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Last Call for 2017

Last Call for 2017

Last Call for 2017
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Hi everyone, the last call for 2017 is scheduled on the calendar and we're going to have some fun winding down 2017.

Last Call 2017

Of course, we'll be talking about how and WHEN to set new intentions for 2018 as well so please join us, or listen to the recording. At this point, it's set for Talkshoe but as some of you know, there have been interesting time warps happening over at the old TS. If you are trying to access calls and courses posted there but run into a 404 message, please email us and we'll do our best to help. Talkshoe assures us they are working around the clock to restore any lost calls. Thank you, Talkshoe!

Topics for the last call for 2017

Last_Call_2017We'll look at Mercury Rx in action and see what's happening for you in your Sagittarius house. Reflecting? Slowing down? Releasing tolerations? Jeannette and I have techniques for you to align with this powerful re-calibration device we call Mercury Rx.

On the Day, Saturn goes into Capricorn for the first time in 29 years. It's one of his HOME signs, (the other being Aquarius) so think of strength, integrity, structure and ambition in your Cappy house or houses. We have 2.5 years to leverage this energy, so let's do it right (ie Saturn style).

We've had a few members request a review of scripting and the power of  the story we tell. Jeannette's going to give us an example of how we actually can CHANGE another person (or at least, how they are around us).

Will we talk about wishes for 2018 and setting strong intentions. You bet, but not on December 31 or January 1. Looking at the retrograde and eclipse patterns of 2018 will help us all align with the most powerful manifesting momentum.

Bring your charts and see you there!

xxxKim

 


Mars and Empowerment

The King of Wands by Stephanie Pue-Mun Law King of Wands by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Hi everyone, this post is for our call on Mars and Empowerment. The call, and recording details, are on the GVA Member Talkshoe page.

Links are here, on the Call Chat PDF.

Let's start with a quick quiz

Rate on a Scale of 1 – 5
I take care of myself, physically, emotionally, financially
I’m my own boss at home
I’m my own boss at work
I say it like it is
I don’t give a rip what others think
I do whatever I like, when I like, how I like.
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I’m in a partnership
I share the decision-making processes at home
I collaborate at work
I speak diplomatically
I say what I feel other people want to hear/ or are capable of hearing

You can probably tell which two planets we are testing for here - Venus and Mars, right? To explore empowerment, we really need to look at Mars in all his forms.

Mars is raw, animated energy. It represents the force that gets us out of bed in the morning, staking claims, winning battles and achieving whatever it is we want. Vital in our ability to move through each day, natal and transiting placement of this planet can be used as a physical energy gauge, suggesting just how much dynamic force we need to wield and where. Mars is healthy aggression, keeping us out of victim mode, but Mars also links to accidents, burns, cuts, and violent outbursts, selfish, impulsive and rash behavior.

Most of the challenging expressions (for our culture) of Mars result from frustrated energy, when we can’t get our way, be assertive or initiate desires. Mars wants take action, find an outlet and often the form of expression needs to be physical. With links to the flight/fight response, Mars equate directly with increased adrenal activity. Once activated, the only way to burn the stress off is (usually) physical.

Is Mars a tool for alignment?

Jeannette talked recently about the Beauty of Anger - "The fact is I’m still getting some juice from anger right now in this red hot moment, and I’m hanging out here as long as it feels good and certainly long enough to fuel incentive for positive change. If it didn’t bother me this much, I might not notice it and I might not change it. (“It” being my relationship.) So this anger is a good thing. It’s got my attention!"

Abraham states that anger (Mars) is only a problem when resisted. Check out the emotional scale. How many of these feelings are linked to Mars?

The Emotional Guidance Scale

1. Joy/Appreciation/Empowered/Freedom/Love
2. Passion
3. Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
4. Positive Expectation/Belief
5. Optimism
6. Hopefulness
7. Contentment
8. Boredom
9. Pessimism
10. Frustration/Irritation/Impatience
11. Overwhelment
12. Disappointment
13. Doubt
14. Worry
15. Blame
16. Discouragement
17. Anger
18. Revenge
19. Hatred/Rage
20. Jealousy
21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness
22. Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness

Bashar treats Mars (anger) as an alignment tool, saying that it shows we have new awareness. Putting that awareness on how we are feelings -frustrated, restless, aggressive- is a chance to become happier (like knowing what we are tolerating and finding ways to release resistance to it).

The Rabbi Hillel said: If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?”

The balance of Mars and Venus

You can see from the quiz at the top we're looking at a balance between Venus/Libra (love) and Mars/Aries (will).

These two signs/planets are a natural polarity, two ends of the same stick.  They illustrate the battle between will and willingness, give and take, self and other.  Mars and Aries orient towards self-awareness where Venus and Libra orient towards awareness of the valued significant other.  When Mars wants to dominate and win control, Venus wants to share, give and receive. How to find balance so we experience both in the world we manifest?

Check where Mars and Venus are in the natal chart, and by transit, and then, tell a new story. What you are saying about your Mars and Venus, your love and will expression is creating your experience of it. If you don't like it, try saying something new.

Address tolerations. The basic steps are:

  1. Delete it (decide it doesn’t have to be done after all)
  2. Delegate it (put someone else in charge of it)
  3. Do it (just get it over with, once and for all)
  4. Dance with it (transform how you experience it)

Read more deeply here on Jeannette's Blog.

Mars, Stress and the Four Elements

Some people have a high threshold for stress and anger than others. To demonstrate, consider how the four elements might react to aggression

Fire signs can thrive on excitement, risk and danger. They don’t often mind being kept on the edge. This element has a high tolerance for stress and may not respond negatively to loads that would cripple others. An accent on fire signs in the natal chart makes challenge and conflict a welcome stimulation.

Earth signs tend to abhor the stress of change, especially when sudden and unexpected. There is a desire to experience life through the senses, meeting events in steady, predictable and enduring ways. An emphasis of earth in the natal chart makes project planning, productivity and tangible results a must.

Air signs tend to handle moderate levels of stress and the pressure of deadlines. The more there is to do, the more they get done. An accent on air in the natal chart may welcome high-tension, social environments that require quick and varied intellectual responses.

Water signs take on the nuance and character of their environment, having semi-permeable boundaries. Their personal stress levels can reflect the energy of those around them. An emphasis of water in the natal chart often indicates someone who can cope with emotional turbulence and the inner needs and demands of others.

Thoughts?

See you in the comments to explore your Mars empowerment and manifesting.


Compatible Astrology

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Hi Everyone, do you have compatible astrology with another person? Want to know how to find out?

I wrote an article on synastry astrology for Dell Horoscope Magazine, Vol. 70N0. 2 February 2004. Thirteen years later, I thought it would be fun to update and offer to you all. CLICK for the original online version.

What is compatible Astrology?

Something is compatible when it is capable of living or performing in harmonious, agreeable or congenial combination with another. -American Heritage Dictionary 1975

Being in a harmonious relationship can be fun, and rewarding. Positive vibes experienced through compatibility, like affection, humor, sensuality, trust and genuine interest in each other, enhance health and improve longevity, bolstering self-esteem and well-being. All good stuff.

Of course, not all relationships are destined to be compatible, nor do they need to be.

As 'Like attracts Like' would have it, they may be ‘learning experiences’, recreations of childhood patterns, compensation for suppressed issues, erotic adventures, or just wild card flirts. Compatibility in relationship isn’t always the objective. Keep that in mind as you learn to read the synastry charts between yourself and another.

The point is, the question of compatibility often arises later, after the initial whirlwind attraction has passed. As the couple faces each other, their eyes may rest on someone foreign and unfamiliar. How can we find out sooner if a relationship is potentially harmonious? Enter the synastry chart!

What is Synastry?

Synastry (syn-together/astry-stars) is the study of stars in the same place. It takes the planets of one person’s chart and compares them to another.

Think of the other person as a set of permanent transits. What will their impact be? Sound simple? Actually, it gets quite complex. With an array of tools—synastry comparisons, transits, directions and progressions, mid-point charts such as composites, progressed composites, and Davison chart analysis—the art of compatibility prediction can be daunting. So, how to make a start?

Seven Simple Steps to Synastry

After studying the natal charts separately to assess the individual approach to relationship, ie, their moon, Venus, 7th house, 7th house ruler, aspects to all and Asc-Desc dynamic, to start with - jump into these steps:

Step 1. How does the couple nurture each other emotionally? Compatibility increases with a parallel level of emotional maturity and nurturing style. If these are not in synch, it may be difficult for the couple to give and receive harmoniously. We look to the Moons to show how the couple’s emotional worlds engage.

Step 2. Do the career goals and creative energy levels harmonize? All the compatibility in the world can come crashing down if the couple is unable to develop parallel goals with commensurate enthusiasm. This is often reflected in the synastry Suns.

Step 3. Are the communication and educational backgrounds compatible? How do they talk to each other? Mercury rules all things to do with mental rapport and learning.

Step 4. What is the couple’s approach to finances, spending and saving? Do they value the same kinds of food, music, movies, art and sensual pleasures? Venus gives us a major clue to these very important issues in relationship.

Step 5. Do they have matching levels of self-esteem, self-authority, individuation and sexual energy? Mars by synastry can tell us about the balance of power.

Step 6. Are their family backgrounds and inherited beliefs similar? What gives them a sense of meaning and purpose in life? Jupiter by synastry tells us if the couple likes exploring similar horizons.

Step 7. What is the nature of the physical attraction? A healthy intimate relationship usually includes fulfilling sex and a desire for each other physically. Surprisingly, Saturn can give clues here, highlighting the shadow issues of attraction, projection and repulsion that can pop up. Complex yet vital, this is the area most subject to change throughout the duration of the relationship. Looking to Chiron, as well as the Ascendants, Mars, Venus and certain asteroids and points (Eros, Psyche, Lunar Nodes, Vertex and others), add vital information as well.

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Assessing Compatible Astrology

In a complete compatibility assessment, other intra-planetary aspects are considered, as well as the houses activated, current transits and progression. This post centers on same planet synasty (Moon-Moon, Sun-Sun), focusing on sign emphasis primarily. It's a place to begin.

You might want to review the divisions of the Signs - polarity, element and modality, orientation,decan and dwad. This will help you understand how the signs relate to each other uniquely, reflecting different levels of compatibility. Just because two planets are not a ‘harmonious aspect’ doesn’t mean the couple will not have a meaningful connection. Some amount of tension adds spark and intrigue.

Astrologer/author Stephen Arroyo says, “Everyone has to feed themselves at the air, fire, earth and water levels.” A predominance of fire needs activity and exhilaration. Earth wants to ground energy in practical ways. Air needs a diet of mental stimulation and water longs for a pool of feelings to immerse in.

Angles and Midpoints in Compatible Astrology

Ascendant: Awakens, inspires, acknowledges socially. It can feel heavenly to have personal planets contact here!

Vertex: Sudden turn of affairs, epiphany, instant attraction, immediate sense that something WILL happen together.

Lunar Nodes Familiar: They can bring fascination, feeling of kinship or destiny, comfortable vs challenging as time progresses.

Fortuna: Sense of joy, ease and creative pleasure. Life gets a little brighter when someone’s personal planet falls here.

Sun/Moon MP: Activates a sense of inner balance, awakens wholeness and feelings of completion. Longing for union.

Venus/Mars MP: Stimulate sexual energy in playful, mischievous ways. Creative, artistic, active, outgoing. No hiding this one.

Eros/Psyche MP: Awakens desire to merge, sexual energy is intense, deep and emotive. Transformation whether taboo or not. Check the table below for more asteroids to consider.

Dell

Compatible Astrology Example 1

Winston (left) & Clementine Churchill

Sample Charts

Asteroid Positions

Clementine 0000000000000Winston
Eros 9 Ge 50 xxxxx000xxxxxxx02 Sc 44
Psyche 6 Ar 24 xxxxxxx000xxx1 10 Aq 35
Amor 2 Ar 33 xxxxxxxx000xx  xx0Ar 32
Cupido 13Li 0 Rx xxx0000xx0x09 Li 29
Sappho 22 SA 10 xxxxxx000oxx07 Sa 51
Aphrodite 7 Li 9 xxxxxxxx000019 Vi 45
Adonis 27 Vi 44 Rx. xxxx00o0x17 Li 41

In the words of Lord Ismay , “It is probably the most ideal marriage there has ever been”.

Does the synastry agree?

Winston Churchill would have been a taxing man to live with. His tremendous focus on world affairs left him little time to nurture the emotive needs of a marriage and his bombastic nature was given to unpredictable and tempestuous display. He drank. He smoked. He had a pressured life of which his marriage was only one aspect. Yet his compatibility with Clementine is undeniable.

For Clementine, the marriage was her vocation. Intelligent and well educated, she supported and influenced her husband throughout his long public career, putting the relationship above her personal goals, ambition and children. Even brief escapades, on both sides, did not spoil the union.

Winston’s dominate FIRE emphasis suggests courageous, verbose and innovative energy. His Moon in Leo conjunct the fixed star Regulus adds a noble bearing with a drive for fulfillment in the limelight. Although Mars is in its detriment, the first house placement adds fuel to the fire as does the conjunction with Jupiter. The Virgo Ascendant brings discernment; the chart ruler in Scorpio suggested shrewdness.

Friends said his marriage to Clementine wouldn’t last six months. Winston just wasn’t the marrying kind. Contrarily, it lasted 56 years, filling boxes and drawers with intimate love letters, notes and messages that passed unceasing between.

Without an accurate birth time for Clementine, her chart has been drawn flat with zero degrees of Aries on the Ascendant. Clementine also had a dominant FIRE nature with Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars all in Aries. That is a lot of gusto, especially for a woman born in the 1800’s. A natural way to live out such energy is though a powerful man and she found herself one of the most potent in the world!

Follow the Seven Steps

Step 1. How does the couple nurture each other emotionally? Winston’s Moon is found at 29 degrees of Leo is in the Aries decan and the Cancer Dwad. This adds might, courage and individualism to the dignified and gregarious Leo Moon, along with a dose of sympathy and kindness. He would need energy, camaraderie and a sense of being special to feel nurtured. Clementine’s Moon, in late Libra or early Scorpio, is a social orientation, commensurate with Winston’s. She would need relationship to feel nurtured and emotionally connected. It is likely that the Moons are sextile, creating a channel to awaken both the inner world and the desire to nurture each other.

Step 2. Do the career goals and creative energy levels harmonize? The Sun signs trine by element indicate a commensurate high energy level and mutual need to feed each other with doses of enthusiasm, audacity and exploration. With his Sun in the first decan of Sagittarius, there is the added Jupiter influence of talk, trek and talk some more. The Aquarius Dwad brings a larger social perspective and tenacity. Clementine’s Sun is in the second Decan of Aries and Leo Dwad, adding solar staying power to the sometimes erratic flights of the Ram. The couple matched in vitality and vision.

Step 3. Is the level of education and approach to communication compatible? Both were well educated people, though Clementine did better academically than Winston. A passionate writer and speaker, his words moved the masses! The second decan of Scorpio adds Neptune’s sensitivity to the collective where the fixed Taurus Dwad made him a formative man to argue with.

Clementine’s 3rd decan of Aries Mercury has Jupiter’s philosophic bend, and the Pisces Dwad links to the collective as well. With both Mercury’s ruled by Mars, neither bulked at an intellectual debate! Their Mercury’s aspect by the minor 160 degree quadrinovile, (a division of 9 associated with what is produced in the long run, and possibly an indication of sexual attraction and marriage . Winston and Clementine’s letters testify to a copious flow of thoughts between them.

Step 4. What is the couple’s approach to finances? Both Clementine’s and Winston’s Venus fall in Fire signs and are linked by the lesser used biseptile aspect,102:51 degrees associated with poetic, creative and inspirational qualities. Clementine came from an upper-class home afflicted with poverty where as Winston’s was one of flamboyance and splendor. After 11 years of marriage she wrote to him, "You took me from the straitened little by-path I was treading and took me with you into the life and colour and jostle of the high-way....” That ‘life and color and jostle’ would be well appreciated by a Venus in either Sagittarius or Aries!

Step 5. What is the balance of power in the relationship? Clementine has the more powerful Mars by sign and she influenced Winston throughout the decades of their union. An article in the Washington Times state, “For decades his wife fought at his side, entertained at his table, offered her judgment to him and his colleagues and his enemies. She took his place in his absence, and sometimes in his presence. She became an international figure. She had power, and she used it. Always she had a mind of her own.” In an era where male and female roles where dictated by tradition, Clementine wielded her Aries Mars (Aries Decan and Dwad!) from behind the scenes. Winston wielded his first house Mars conjunct Jupiter in front of the entire world.

Step 6. Are their family backgrounds and inherited beliefs similar? Both Winston and Clementine came from upper-class family backgrounds and moved in high society. Their social circles linked, as their sextile Jupiter’s suggest. Her Jupiter in Leo indicates dignity and a drive for social power.

The Aries decan adds (more) strength and courage and the Gemini Dwad suggest wit, charm and urge to communicate. Winston’s Jupiter in Libra shows culture and idealism. The Gemini decan adds versatility and, again, the urge to communicate. The Cancer Dwad brings intuitive sensitivity and gut instinct to an intellectual approach. They both loved to travel, explore and adventure, together and independently.

Step 7: What is the nature of the physical attraction? The Saturn’s here are trine, a contact generally better favored than the harsher aspects . Still they would have awakened each other’s more vulnerable side, making it difficult to discuss intimate fears and insecurities. (Clementine would sometime write to Winston in French, saying it was easier to be passionate that way). Clementine’s Venus/1221Amor conjunct Winston’s Vertex/Descendant/1221Amor may have felt to him like an epiphany, a turning point of great import. Her Uranus conjunct his Ascendant served to jolt the man who was not the marrying kind.

The complexities of his Venus and Psyche/Eros midpoint opposite her Saturn and his Sun opposite her Chiron could account for her initial “cold feet”. Clearly, her Sappho conjunct his Venus and her Venus/Mars and VE/MA midpoint on his Descendent, tantalized the couple throughout their long relationship. Winston’s Juno conjunct her Psyche/Eros midpoint stimulated sustaining love. In Winston’s words, he married in 1908 and lived happily ever after .

The Lunar Node axis in both charts are activated by the synastry with Clementine’s Mercury conjunct his N. Node and Winston’s Ascendant conjunct her N. Node. Both are opposite by sign suggesting complementary support in their ability to make strides forwards as well as nurture each other in times of retreat.

Did the attraction last? In 1962, after 54 years of marriage, Winston writes, “…I have found it quite lonely (with you absent) & will rejoice to see us joined together (tomorrow) in gaiety and love. I place myself at your disposal…” That would be a YES.

Compatible Astrology Example 2

Chart 1
Harold (left) and Ruth

Asteroid Positions

Harold xxxxxxxxdxxddxxxRuth
Eros 5 Ar 34 xxxxxxxddox13 Cp 52
Psyche 10 Sc 33xxxddxxx26 Aq 41
Amor 21 Cn 11xx xxxddxx11 Pi 30
Cupido 27 Le 20 xxxddpx 4 Cp 51
Anteros 23 Ta 16x xddxxp08 Aq 25
Aphrodite 14 Le 26xxdd0026 Sc 38
Pan 3 Ge 41 xxxxxxxxdddx17 Aq 19
Adonis 06 Sc 30 xxxxddxo08 Sc 31

This brief example contrasts the Churchill relationship. Ruth is a feisty woman with a straight-forward audacity and brash style. She can be at once pragmatic and mystical, blunt and humorous. Always, she is possessive and suspicious in her relationships, especially with Harold.

Harold is a genius, given to mood swings, absent mindedness, intuitive insights and occasional mumbling. Appearing boyishly whimsical, he doesn’t miss a thing. Unpredictable and self-absorbed, yet sensitive and brilliant, he also has a possessive streak when it comes to his marriage. What do the seven simple steps reveal?

Step 1. How does the couple nurture each other emotionally? Ruth’s Moon in Sagittarius pulls no punches. She has an intuition that won’t quit and an instant response to everything she perceives. Her emotional needs are dramatic. Harold’s Moon is in the same polarity and collective orientation, yet the Aquarian decan and Dwad gives him a cool detachment. He needs isolation to produce original thought; she needs freedom and adventure. He saturates himself in work to escape her critique; she travels overseas to escape him.

Step 2. Do the career goals and creative energy levels harmonize? The Suns are quincunx, the150 degree aspect noted for strain and challenge. Ruth’s goals are ambitions and fiscal. Harold, though not opposed to increasing the comfort zone, has more creative endeavors in mind. As his business manager, Ruth pushes and goads him to fit her designs. He resists in ways that undermine all her grand plans. Ruth’s Sun in Capricorn is concrete, striving, and relentless. Harold’s Sun in Leo seeks an individual glory for his accomplishments, focusing on distinct and exceptional originality. The disparity grates on each other, and all those within shouting distance.

Step 3. Is the level of education and approach to communication compatible? Both gifted thinkers, Harold has had more years of education though what Ruth lacks in academia, she makes up for in wit. Her Mercury is part of a stellium in Sagittarius, expanding the mind and bringing into scope the larger picture. Harold’s Mercury in Virgo is precise, analytical and focused on fine details. His thoughts tend to be logical, though sometimes they are swayed by Neptune’s perchance for fantasy. He weaves little deceptions to escape her wrath; she catches him in the act, every time. Their Mercury’s form no aspect with each other.

Step 4. What is the couple’s approach to money? Harold is frugal when it comes to finances. He counts every penny and questions every expense. Venus in Cancer can be an astute accountant. Ruth, by contrast, is secretive about the finances. She hides transaction she feels he would veto. Although the Venus’s are trine by sign, they form the 135 degree sesquiquadrate aspect, known for instability and disruption.

Step 5. What is the balance of power and sexual energy of the relationship? The Mars aspect forms another stressful sesquiquadrate. Ruth has the upper hand with mars at home in fire, conjunct the expansive Jupiter (Aries decan and Cancer Dwad). The cardinal nature along with the brusque Sagittarius creates a force to be reckoned with. Harold’s Mars is in detriment in Taurus, (Taurus decan/Cancer Dwad). He is constantly attempting to placate Ruth’s theatrical tantrums, though he can throw ones of his own. Apparently the sex, when they can stand each other, is fantastic. (Note her Pan on his Asc.)

Step 6. Are their family backgrounds and inherited beliefs similar? Yes! Here we find, at last, a wide sextile between Ruth’s strong Jupiter in Sagittarius and Harold’s in Libra. They have both left their inherited Judeo-Christian backgrounds to find a shared belief in Buddhism. When they find time to chant together, much discord is lifted, momentarily.

Step 7. What is the nature of the physical attraction? A mix of attraction and repulsion is undeniable between these two. Here the Saturn’s are only in aspect by parallel declination, not by sign or degree. That they trigger each other’s shadow issues is undeniable. A fated feeling comes with Harold’s Moon conjunct Ruth’s Ascendant and Psyche/Eros midpoint and his Sun/Uranus on her Descendent. Her Sun also activates his Psy/Eros midpoint! His Saturn is on her anti-vertex, her Sun/Moon midpoint is on his anti-vertex, all potent, dynamic sparks. That his Anteros (love returned or avenged) is opposite her Venus in fixed signs is significant, as is the conjunction of their asteroids Adonis (sexual magnetism). They certainly have chemistry; they also have little functional compatibility. This demonstrates a couple together for reasons other than compatibility!

Where does LOA fit in to Compatibility Astrology?

Here are a few posts to get into your best relationship alignment.

How to Manifest for Others

Activate: Great Relationship

Energy Dynamics in Relationship

GVA Course (for members) - Manifesting Romance

GVA Course (for members) - Karma & Synastry

Take the Compatibility Test

Circle the letter that most accurately applies to your current relationship or partnership. Or consider an important union from the past. Designed for fun and awareness, the results do not represent a definitive evaluation.You decide!

1. Do you feel attracted to your partner physically, enjoying each other’s bodies through affection, play and intimacy?
A) Always B) Often C) Sometimes D)Never

2. Do you communicate difficult feelings and important issues to each other as they arise?
A) Always B) Often C) Sometimes D)Never

3. Do you and your partner enjoy the same kinds of music, movies and cuisine?
A) Always B) Often C) Sometimes D)Never

4. Do you both share similar political, religious and spiritual beliefs?
A) Always B) Often C) Sometimes D)Never

5. Are you able to express anger in ways that do not create fear, separation, or resentment in each other?
A) Always B) Often C) Sometimes D)
Never

6. Can you debate passionately without escalating into hostile arguments?
A) Always B) Often C) Sometimes D)
Never

7. Do you and your partner have matching or parallel goals for the future?
A) Always B) Often C) Sometimes D)Never

8. Do you have similar levels of sexual energy?
A) Always B) Often C) Sometimes D)
Never

9. Do the same kinds of things make you feel safe and secure?
A) Always B) Often C) Sometimes D)
Never

10. Are you and your partner the same relative height for your gender?
A) Completely B) Nearly C) Scarcely D)
Not at all

11. Do you and your partner have the same educational background?
A) Completely B) Nearly C) Scarcely D)
Not at all

12. Are you and your partner from the same economical background?
A) Completely B) Nearly C) Scarcely D)
Not at all

13. Do you and your partner respect each other’s autonomy, independence and self-authority?
A) Always B) Often C) Sometimes D)
Never

14. Do you and your partner support each other unconditionally in times of physical, emotional or spiritual need?
A) Always B) Often C) Sometimes D)Never

Results: A) 3 points B) 2 points C) 1 point D) 0 points

40-42 Points: Extreme compatibility- there may not be enough contrast!
35-39 Points: Highly compatible- this relationship has refreshing mutuality!
34-27 Points: Fair compatibility- the differences may spark excitement!!
26-19 Points: Moderate compatibility- disparity may become a challenge!
18-11 Points: Low compatibility- exercise awareness and emotional maturity!
10-03 Points: Negligible compatibility-ask each other why you are together!
02- 0 Points: Incompatible-you are relating for reasons other than harmony!


Planets Out of Bounds

Image by Crispin Korschen
Image by Crispin Korschen  

Planets out of bounds have a declination greater than 23 degrees 27’. It means “outside of the boundary of the ecliptic”, or the path of the earth’s orbit around the sun. Because of the tilt of the earth’s axis, the sun appears to stay within 23 degrees 27’ north of the equator and 23 degrees 27’ south of the equator. Anything “outside” of that is considered “Out-of-bounds”.

These planets out of bounds act in more EXTREME ways. They are on the edge—beyond the boundary because their energy is excessive and zealous in nature. It is really “out there”.

When an OOB planet transits a sensitive point in your chart, you can be sure it will wake up in wild and zany ways. Check your natal chart to see where these degrees fall. Any planets there? If so, you want to pre-pave the best ever expansion you can imagine.

Upcoming Planets Out of Bounds

Mercury OOB

Enters 9 Nov 2017 6:01:25 pm (EST +5:00) 1 Sagittarius
Leaves 7 Dec 2017 12:07:06 pm (EST +5:00) 23 Sagittarius

Venus OOB

Enters 21 Dec 2017 5:35:21 pm (EST +5:00) 24 Sagittarius
Leaves 3 Jan 2018 6:23:02 pm (EST +5:00) 10 Capricorn

Mars OOB 

Enters 17 Mar 2018 6:39:05 am (EDT +4:00) 29 Sagittarius
Leaves 7 Apr 2018 5:35:08 am (EDT +4:00) 10 Capricorn

Plants Out of Bound Ephemeris

Planets_out_of_Bounds_EphenerisThoughts on this?

We'd love to share some examples. Tune into the Align with the Stars Call November 7th for the live discussion.

 


Saturn Trine Uranus

Hoisting-Our-Dreams-Into-The-Light-Of-Another-SunImage by Paul Bond

Saturn Trine Uranus - Stability meets excitement...

GVA Members access the recording here.

The Astro Clock I was raving about on the call is HERE.

The transit of Saturn trine Uranus is exact for the last time in this cycle on November 11th, bring to a conclusion the phase of energy that began December 2016. Here are the dates and degrees. Times are EDT.

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This transit last occurred in 2003 with Saturn in Cancer and Uranus in Pisces. The next trine will be in 2047 with Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Virgo.

What to Expect with Saturn trine Uranus

Saturn is the ground we stand on, the containment, and our defense (immunity, strength, endurance). Express it fully and we tap into ancient wisdom, power and ambition to be all that we can. He rules the tried and true. Where Saturn is in the chart, we have the opportunity to be more than. A chance to find an authentic sense of worthiness and accomplishment.

Uranus is the rebel, the great awakener, the urge for change, freedom, excitement and autonomy. It's trickster energy that creates growth through chaos and surprise. He rules the unknown, the edge of extreme where we do things for ourselves alone. Where Uranus is in the chart we long to tip the apple cart, pull the rug out from under our feet and experience genius breakthrough.

The two in the 120 degree trine aspect brings solid knowing and the fresh winds of change. Suddenly energy is available to create what we want, blast through set points or perceived obstacles, try new things that can be incorporated into a solid and sturdy structure.

WHERE this lands in your chart by house, where you have 25 Sagittarius and 25 Aries, indicates the area of life most likely to be receptive to the blast of creative evolution.

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If you want to learn more and find out how this aspect can boost your manifesting skills, join other GVA Members for access to the call recording, Kim & Jeannette. All calls and courses are free to GVA Circle Members, along with over 100 hours of recordings, lessons and workshops on astrology and manifesting.

See you in the comments.

xxKim


Jupiter into Scorpio

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Listen to the Call where we talk about Jupiter in Scorpio and what it means to you.

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Jupiter into Scorpio

As an astrological archetype, Jupiter is know as the ‘Greater Benefic' expanding horizons. In Scorpio, think expansion of authentic feelings.

Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself. –Laura Riding

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and is symbolic of large scale experiences. That's big wins, big times, big love. You get the picture. He is yang, optimistic, popular, expansive and generous. Happy!

Jupiter is anything that lifts our hopes, helps us aim high and shows us new horizons. But what’s really going on when we experience this energy is we begin to believe in ourselves. That’s what makes it happen.

The power of the vibrations of confidence, commitment and belief . . . can turn dark horses into champions, long shots into heroes and underdogs into top dogs.Jeannette Maw

Confidence means you believe in yourself and where Jupiter in Scorpio transits symbolizes where we can amp up that belief and make things bigger. Larger than life.

If it’s in your 5th house of romance, you’ll vibe self assured when meeting that hottie you’ve been ‘living’ to talk to. Suddenly your creative life is on fire. Why? Because you believe.

Jupiter in the 10th house can amplify the career. You might wake up with the confidence to walk out of a deadbeat job and land the one of your dreams. Belief in yourself breeds trust and respect, even a bit of awe!

Have a look at where Jupiter in Scorpio is transiting in your natal chart and let the sun shine in.

Questions, examples and comments welcome.


Call #4 - Dream Come True Astrology

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Hi Everyone, Welcome to Call #4 in Dream Come True Astrology. Note that the call is an hour EARLIER this time, due to scheduling ho0-ha! Check times and links here.

Call Dates Times on Talkshoe September 12/13

LA – Tuesday – 3 pm
NY – Tuesday – 6 pm
Lon – Tuesday– 11 am
SYD – Wednesday – 8 am

audioListen to ALL Dream Come True Astrology Calls

 

Review

Call #1 we looked at Saturn and manifesting asking,"Where am I at with ‘reality’." It's a check in to where we perceive our limitations to be and ways to leverage Saturn in the chart, natal and transit, to boost manifesting skills.

Call #2 dive sinto the sea of Neptunian bliss, releasing resistance and experiencing effortless creation. To do that, we engage the though experiment based on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. The steps are very simple:

  1. Choose a ‘reality’ that you focus on.
  2. When you think of this ‘reality’ don’t DO anything about it. Just notice it.
  3. Be aware of how many times a day you are noticing by jotting it down

That’s it. More details on the Call #2 Post.

Call #3 we look at Uranus, exploring a healthy relationship to change. It all starts by putting awareness on your natural comfort levels with this topic. What happens when things start to shift?

Call #4

This call is about Pluto and transformation. We are going to use the chart as a focus wheel  of transiting Pluto. This will support our greatest expansion and transformation via the LOA technique of focusing.

Download a blank wheel from the gallery.

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We'll be using the blank wheel for call #4 first by simply plotting in where  transiting Pluto is, by house.

See you on the call, or back here afterwards for all the details.

You can review Pluto in the Transform with Transits Call on the topic. If you are new to astrology, check out the Essentials course Planets Part Two, and the Astrology for Deliberate Creators Call # 5.

Creating and Uploading your Focus Wheel for Call #4

Here are the steps for those who want to create a Pluto Focus Wheel.

  1. Download the BLANK WHEEL and print (for hand drawn) or open in your image editing software for digital drawing
  2. Draw in you house cusps that include 17 Capricorn. i.e. the cusp before 17 Cappy and the cusp after
  3. Plot in transiting Pluto
  4. Plot in any natal planets or points in aspect to 17 Capricorn

Here's my Pluto Focus Wheel as an example. I did it digitally, but you can draw it by hand then scan or photograph and upload.

FocusWheel_PlutoIf you have any questions, just shout out.

If you need help finding the transits, let me know and I'll help.

See you on the call!

Resources

Signs by Decans

Planets

Aspects

Houses

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Dream Come True Astrology Call #3

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Thanks everyone for being on Dream Come True Astrology Call 3.

Listen Calls 1 - 3 on our Talkshoe Page.

Chat Nodes with Links to charts.

The Thought Experiment

To recap, we talked about the thought experiment (based on the uncertainty principle) introduced in Call #2.   There were some great questions and examples. Go to the Talkshoe page to listen to call #2, if you want a refresher, and here is the link (Victoria!) of the process as described by Dr. David Hawkens.

We'd love to hear how you go with this, so post about it here, or on the Call #2 conversations. We'll talk about it live again on call #4.

Our Relationship to Change

On call 3, we talked about how it's not super helpful to manifest our dreams come true only to hit the breaks because we're uneasy with change. This portion of the course asks that we put awareness on our relationship to change and how it helps or hinders the deliberate creation process. The check-ins are simple. What modality is on your angles (Cardinal, Fixed or Mutable)? Your Moon? Look at the entire chart to get a feeling for your comfort zone with change. Example - Taurus as fixed earth is probably the most resistant to change, even change for the better. The opposite sign, Scorpio, is fixed as well and will hold on and hold on until change not only happens, it takes out whole city blocks in the process.

What is Uranian Energy?

Uranus, of course, is the symbol of radical change. For more details on this planet, listen to Module #8 of Transform with Transits – Transiting Uranus.

You'll also find basic info on natal Uranus in the Essentials course, Chart Reading like a Pro, Astrology for Deliberate Creators, and Revealing your Rock Star Entrepreneur. Check the Courses Tab to listen to any of these.

To review, Uranus feels disruptive because he breaks apart old patterns. He frees us from ruts and tolerations. Yes, it comes like a blast of unpredictable, radical, sudden energy and tips over our apple cart. Pulls the rug out from under us. This is the archetypal activation of change.

When you better understand how you related to change, especially Uranian, which feels 'out of our control', it will be easier to pre-pave new events in positive, creative ways. It may still be extreme. It may still pick up us and drop us far from where we started, but it's along our path, supporting our evolution.

Homework for Call 3

As an essential part of the manifesting process, let's not neglect to include a healthy relationship to change. It all starts by putting awareness on your natural comfort levels with this topic.

Wanting change is never a given!

Check out your chart and look objectively at how you feel when energy starts to shift. If you are new to astrology, or just want feedback, post in the comments. We'll check it out with you! And, let's continue with our thought experiment and see where it leads by the next full moon.

Happy manifesting, and discovery!

xxKim

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Call #2 - Dream Come True Astrology

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Hi Everyone,  Welcome to Dream Come True Astrology call #2 - Effortless Manifesting

In Call #1, we talked about our reality, where we see things as solid, real and sometimes daunting. Most of us are looking at the reality, 'what is' and wanting it to be different. It feels like we have to DO SOMETHING to change it - think differently, create a new perception, work it ... and those things can lead to change, lead to where you want to go. Sure. But it's not the easy way. It's not the effortless way. In Call #2 we are going to dive into the sea of Neptunian bliss, release resistance and experience effortless creation. To do that, we will call on the outer planets to support us:

  1. Awareness of our perceived limitation - Saturn
  2. Embrace change - Uranus
  3. Release resistance - Neptune
  4. Transform our experience of reality - Pluto

audioListen to Call #1. Review Call #1 post and conversations

Listen to Call #2

Download the Call #2 Chat in PDF.

For those who want a scientific perceptive on Call #2

The effortless manifesting technique is based on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle which states we cannot measure the position (x) and the momentum (p) of a particle with absolute precision. The more accurately we know one of these values, the less accurately we know the other. Watch this YouTube tutorial if you want a fuller explanation.

What does the Uncertainty Principle have to do with manifesting?

How this translates into the Law of Attraction and astrology is simple. The more you focus (fixate?) on a thing, the less probability it has of it becoming something else.

As an example, take money. If I only have x amount of money, and I measure that x amount regularly, putting my focus on and reaffirming "I only have x amount of money" the less likely I am to have any greater amount of money, no matter how much I work, what my financial plan is, how many jobs I take on, etc. The more I focus on x, the more x I experience. Focusing (ruled by Saturn) makes things 'real'.

The effortless way to have (in this case) more money, is to stop fixating on it. That means I release the thoughts associated with money (having x, wanting more, not enough etc). If I engage Neptune, and let go, so that my fixated thoughts dissipate, my experience of money shifts from the 'particle' or SOLID reality to the 'wave' or INFINITE possibilities.

Sounds simple! But ... how do we do it? That's what Call #2 is all about.

Prep for Call #2

In the spirit of effortlessness, you don't have to do a thing to prep for this call. If you want, you can post your natal chart to the Course Examples gallery and have the link handy for the call, or the conversations below.

If you are new to astrology and GVA, you can EMAIL us your birth data - Date, Time and Place of birth - and we'll post it for you and send you the link. 

But really, all you do is show up for Call #2, stream it online (free) or dial in to chat. If you can't make the call, no worries. It will be available to down load shortly after the talk ends.

We can carry on all conversations here.

See you there!

Now that the Call is up on Talkshoe, let's recap this effortless manifesting technique.

  1. Choose a 'reality' that you focus on. This is something that you feel isn't serving you - a relationship pattern, a $$ issue, health, creative, just choose one, large or small.
  2. When you think of this 'reality' don't DO anything about it. Just notice it.
  3. Be aware of how many times a day you are noticing.

That's it.

Questions and comments here.

If anyone would like to try the 'drill down' technique mentioned in the call, to get to the core value of their 'reality experience', here are links that lay it out.

Nobody wants to win the lottery - Thank you Jeannette!

Two Powerful Ways to Create Change (scroll down to #3)

Example of the Drill Down in Action - Manifesting Love with Lists

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Call #1 - Dream Come True Astrology

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Hi Everyone, Call #1 in Welcome to Dream Come True Astrology.

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This is our private conversation for members only. Feel free to post your prep here, thoughts and questions.

Where to Begin

You can access all the call here. Bookmark the page for the future, if you like. We'll be emailing a reminder the night before the call as well.

Prep for Call #1

First up, you'll want to post your natal chart to the Course Examples gallery.

If you are new to astrology and GVA, you can EMAIL us your birth data - Date, Time and Place of birth - and we'll post it for you and send you the link.

To get the most out of the course, we'll need to read your chart, so make sure it's up.

Prep Questions for Call #1

Where are you with 'reality'?

We'll be looking at Saturn and manifesting on the first call and you can be ready by asking yourself, where am I at with 'reality'.

Reality can mean different things, but it starts with the body. Your physical connection to the world. Are you experiencing health, well being and joy in the bod? Don't over analyze it. A simple yes or no is all that is necessary to put gentle awareness on this topic.

People often project reality onto others. How are your relationships going? Happy with them all?

Another form of reality can be $$$. Tune into your relationship with your finances to see if there are any kinks in the vibe there.

Home is often a powerful realty base. Ask if there is anything you'd like to change there.

If it's physical, it's Saturn, so take inventory of things your believe are 'real'.

Include your sense of accomplishment. Do you feel you've nailed your career? Creative life?

Again, we just have a play with the question, How am I in the 'real' world.

On the call, and in the course posts and conversations, we'll be looking at what's activated by Saturn, how it influences your manifesting moxie, and ways to leverage the energy to your best liking.

Feel free to post your ideas, questions and comments here.

See you on the call!

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July Full Moon

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Hi Everyone, the July Full Moon at 17 degrees of Capricorn is upon us!

July New Moon Times

L A - July 8 - 9:07 pm
NY - July  9 - 12:07 am
LON - July 9 - 5:07 am
SYD - July 9 - 2:07 pm

Full Moon by Transit

Up until now, since the New Moon in Cancer on June 24th, you have probably been in a building up phase where you add to your projects, start new things, boost attention to established plans or even 'start over' in some area of life. Now, during the full moon phase, you integrate the fresh energy, releasing what isn't working and solidifying what is. In the Cancer-Capricorn dynamic, you want to find balance between successful career or outer life and secure, comfortable, nurturing home/inner life.

Because of the close contacts with Mars, Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto, you'll be emotionally invested. Full moons are about making decisions so we can advance along the path, especially if there's been a period of stasis and you want to get un-stuck.  With Pluto in Capricorn you may feel stronger than usual, more confident. More tenacious too, so be aware. Mars heats things up. You will want to get your way.

This energy could give you the confidence to make a choice that's been hovering in the background for some time. Trust that sure-fired feeling in your guts.

If you experience any level of rage or victim mode, give yourself a time out, and decide later, when the waters calm.

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The July Full Moon with natural houses. Note time is for AEST.

July Full Moon Tips

Remember, the full moon in Capricorn is conjunct Pluto, opposite sun (of course) and Mars, square Jupiter and sextile Neptune. It amps up the Sun/Mars-Jupiter-Pluto T-Square, wherever this is happening in your chart.

Notice any contrast you are feeling. Just notice, that's all.

Breathe, release, let go of any stress or angst. It's not a time to micromanage or try to 'fix' things or 'make them better.'

Be at peace with what is.

There are solutions and pathways that lead you forward, but you won’t see them until you show the grudge match the door.

Stop gnawing old bones and shake yourself free.

Step into to the high clean winds of release.

Not sure where to apply this drop the tolerations energy?

Let's talk about it here, in the comments.

If you want to take it further, focus on where this event is in your chart and practice total release of anger, resentment, frustration or disappointment in that area of life.

Basically, catch and release your judgments, of self and others.

Appreciate everything along the way. It’ll change your life.

Discussion

Can you see where is this happening in your chart? What houses? What aspects does the full moon make?

We'd love to hear your thoughts.

We'll be talking about this more on our next Align with the Stars Call! See you there.

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Dream Come True Astrology Course

Joy by Crispin Korschen
Joy by Crispin Korschen

Welcome to our new, Dream Come True Astrology Course

Hi everyone! Happy New moon and Solstice.

Jeannette and I are delighted to announce our new course, starting next month - the Dream Come True Astrology course.

Start Date - July 25, 2017

Duration - 4 modules with live call discussions on conversations

Call Details - Members will be notified - check updates here. Find out how to JOIN HERE.

Topics - In Dream Come True Astrology, Jeannette and Kim play with a variety of LOA manifesting techniques to help you point your life in the direction you want to go. Be it love, money, career, health, home, travel, creativity, spirituality or partnerships, this course will pave your path with gold.

Be sure to know, we'll be reading all the participants' charts, individually, to help you create the perfect manifesting formula to match your transit patterns.

No previous knowledge of astrology necessary for the Dream Come True Astrology Course.

Dream Come True Astrology is open to newbie on up to astro-savvy creators, coaches and counselors.

We'll be look at your chart throughout each module, identifying:

  1. Saturn transits and setting intentions. Spotting and releasing tolerations.
  2. Uranus transit and busting glass ceilings, set points, and the art of not giving a rip what others think/expect.
  3. Neptune - giving and receiving abilities. Appreciating the past, every inch of it. Releasing guilt and shame/embracing joy.
  4. Pluto - allowing for change, owning power, and the fearless pursuit of your destiny.

Open to GVA Circle Members.

Big transits coming up in 2017 & 2018? Not sure what they mean, or where to look? Join us for a powerful, enlightening course that will help you navigate the upcoming terrain, and manifest your dreams come true!

Questions and comments welcome!

Hope to see you there.

xxKim

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Karma Course Homework #3

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Hi everyone, thanks so much everybody who dialed in for the call. If you missed it, or want to listen again, the recording is on the Karma Course TalkShoe page. Bookmark it or ‘follow’ the course for quick and easy access. In the call we talked about the stories we tell, and I wanted to mentioned again several articles/audios for reference.

  1. Tell a New Story - the example chart is the writer Octavia Buttler
  2. Using the Chart to prep for 2017 - one hour Audio
  3. The Tale of Two Vibrations
  4. How to Break a Bad Story

Let's all support each other by observing (not judging) when we spot a story, perhaps asking, "Is there another story here?"

Jeannette says -

"If you find yourself drawn to repeat the version you don’t like, it may just be law of attraction calling you back to it. (That’s what law of attraction does.) Resolving the situation is just a matter of consciously creating new momentum by engaging a different thought/story.

It could also be that you’re getting some benefit from telling the unwanted version, so you don’t really truly intend to leave it behind. (Like if I keep talking about how all the good guys are taken, then I never risk rejection or failure in a new relationship."

Let's explore what some of the pay offs are of STAYING in a story/pattern. Just notice what they might be, no judgment. We'll talk more about this on the next call.

Homework #3 Discussion

  1. Listen to Call #3 if you haven’t already
  2. Find a story you are telling. Observe it. Tell a different one, if you want to, one that is equally true.
  3. Consider the ideas of Karma, Dharma and Desire as discussed on the call. Can you see these elements at work in any aspect or placement in your chart?
  4. Spot your Saturn, "Lord of Karma" and describe what it is you really plan on being awesome at! Tell a story that supports that energy.

You know by now that these are not exercises in ‘looking for trouble’ because we will find whatever it is we are looking for. Instead, set the INTENTION of discovery, lightness, curiosity and choice. Are there any new insights into your habit patterns or perceptions coming up?

You put your answers here, in the comments, in part or full, or work on your own, whatever feels best.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks, everyone, and Happy New Moon!

Example Homework #3

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Karma Course Homework #2

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Hi everyone, thanks so much everybody who dialed in for the call. If you missed it, the recording is on the TalkShoe page. Bookmark it or 'follow' the course for quick and easy access.

If anyone wants to continue to explore their 12th house, intercepted signs and 12th house ruler(s), please post one Karma Course Homework #1.

Homework #2 Discussion

  1. Listen to Call #2 if you haven't already
  2. Find your Moon and/or Venus by sign and house
  3. Note any aspects of contrast  - square, opposition, conjunctions, semi-squares, inconjuncts etc to outer planets
  4. Think of three possible 'Karmic' meanings for the connection
  5. Contemplate on what that means to you now, in this lifetime.

This is not an exercise in 'looking for trouble' because we all know that we find whatever it is we are looking for. Instead, set the INTENTION of lightness, curiosity and discovery. What insights into your habit patterns or perceptions can you gain?

Example Homework #2

Following on with the lunar example (Kim's chart) on the call, here is one way we might see Venus in contrasting aspect, especially to Saturn or maybe Pluto. The square aspect might coincide with disappointment, at first, around relationship, or trouble finding the relationship of our dreams. The predominate thought might be "love never lasts." Or, "Relationships never work out." Or even, "Relationships are hell."

If there is difficulty like this, or with our relationship to our bodies, family, friends, it might be one of three, or more, things from a Karmic perspective.

  1. We've been too identified with relationships in the past and now we are learning to be more ourselves, more individuated. We can't really 'dissolve' our identity into another because our vibration intention is to learn who we are in our own right. The habit patter is over identification, over attachment.
  2. We found relationships very challenging in the past (lives) and have declared to the universe "I don't ever want to have a relationship again." This is an aspect of DESIRE/Goals that we haven't talked about yet, but your specific desires for a lifetime will influence what you experience. You probably won't be able to go a whole eternity without relationship, but it can be in play for a while, UNTIL YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE IT. This is all free will here. Your vibration. Your experience.
  3. We may have not been appreciative of relationships in the past. Maybe we took them for granted, overpowered the other person, was critical or judgmental, or even dismissive and now that vibration is home to roost.

NONE OF THESE ARE CARVED IN STONE. With love and awareness, you can transform any reason, any vibration, but it must begin with pulling it out of the unconscious and bringing it to light.

So, let's take a look at our charts, with the focus on Moon, body, love, emotions and Venus, body, love relationships, creativity, sexuality.

Remember to go gently with yourself, in kindness, respect and love.

It all begins there!

xxxKim

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Karma Course Homework #1

Crispin Korschen
Crispin Korschen

bee-705412_640Hi everyone, welcome to our Karma Course Library & Chat

This is where we will be posting questions, adding our comments on any charts offered up for viewing and posting insights into the homework. Basically, anything related to the course can go here.

Listen to past calls here

If you share thoughts or questions about your chart, be sure to link to the horoscope so we can give it a look. It wants to be set up as per the Prep and placed in the Course Examples gallery. Thanks!

Karma Course Library & Chat Homework

I'll post the homework here shortly after each call. Your first step to do before hand is list three things you’d like to change in your life, as per the Prep for the Karma Course page. Some of us have posted our lists there already, which is great, but you don't need to share them if you'd rather not. They are for you, and your inner work. You do want to have that list for your first call homework though, so take time now to write them down, if you haven't already.

Astrological References  (this list will no doubt grow)

Howard Sasportas
Judy Hall
Isabel Hickey
Ivy Goldstein Jacobson
Dennis Elwell
Joanne Wickenburg

 Call #1

Access the call here! You can DL to any device.

Quotes & Definitions to Ponder

Astro and LOA Perspective

“Astrology is not meant to be a primarily predictive science.  It is meant to be for understanding ourselves and others. There is nothing in a horoscope that you cannot change, if you want to. The chart contains the stories of the cycles and rhythms you are going through. It shows your character.  You can read it the day a child is born; you can tell what they have brought over as a blessing and what they have brought over as a challenge.  But that is only the personality pattern.  Behind the personality lies your real self, and you center yourself in that essential thing.

We are vibrationally connected to everything that happens to us.  There is only one way we can change our life, and that is by changing our attitude toward it; changing our consciousness.  This is a cosmic law that few people know.  By changing your attitude, one of two things has to happen.  Either the person or the problem will be completely removed without any harm to anyone, or that person or problem will change so much that you will be able to live with it very easily" --Isabel Hickey (1960s)

Eternal Return & Karma

“To endure the idea of the recurrence one needs: freedom from morality; new means against the fact of pain (pain conceived as a tool, as the father of pleasure...); the enjoyment of all kinds of uncertainty, experimentalism, as a counterweight to this extreme fatalism; abolition of the concept of necessity; abolition of the "will"; abolition of "knowledge-in-itself." – Nietzsche

"Thoughts are the seed of Karma, very powerful seed. The seed in its seed status is very potent. …the vibrations (of the Karma) go out in thought and deed and return from the wall, from the sun, from millions of miles. Vibration finds it’s match." --Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The Continuity Principle

It's simple. You get very good at something in this lifetime and next lifetime, they say things like, “Oh, a savant! They're a natural! What a genius!" Reincarnation explains the wide variety of abilities even from those who are genetically similar or have the same upbringing. It's like nature, nurture, karma. :) Of course, if you are ingrained in a patter that you won't move beyond, that comes trough too. The horoscope shows both of these, and so much more.

Using LOA/awareness of Karma to 'Fix' Things doesn't Work

Think of karma as like-aligning-with-like so that we have the full range of human experience, every emotions, every action, every thought, every feeling.

Using law of attraction to fix something 'wrong' in our lives won’t work, and the same goes for Karma. As soon as you label an experience as ‘wrong' or' bad’ you vibrate ‘wrong/bad’ and attract more of it.

Jeannette puts it like this:

“…if your signal to the universe says something is “wrong,” like your body, or bank account, or marriage – it can only return more of that.”

Read more about this here … Law of Attraction Isn’t for Fixing

Homework For Call #1

Identify your 12th house sign and ruler and discuss the “self-sustaining vs. self-undoing " expressions.

If you have duplicated signs on the 12th and 1st, or an intercepted sign in the 12th, put your hand/chart up for discussion in the comments.

Find your ruler of the 12 (usually sign on the 12th house cusp but may be the sign behind – both. What house, sign and aspects does it have.

Where the 12th house ruler is, you may 'meet' your karma (the thoughts and feelings that you sent out into the world that are coming back to you) face on. In my example on the call, the ruler of the 12th is in the 10th. The public, limelight, or even a parent/father would be key areas of karma coming home to me. The house your 12th ruler is in is a prominent place to experience past life vibrations (karma). Here we meet the past patters, and what will sustain or undo us, depending on our  alignment with that house. It's a vibration, a perspective you can choose to expand, change, drop judgement on.

Note any planets in the 12th.

Think about what you discover above in relationship to your ‘three patterns or things you want to change/focus on.

Reread your list. Is there judgment there?

Can you approach the patters/goals/desires from a perspective of experience as opposed to something that has to be changed, augmented, diminished, fixed, healed or redeemed-transcended? Is there something at the core of the desire you want to experience?

pdf_downlaodPlanetary Dignities: This is a chart and description of the Planetary Powers or 'rulership dignitaries'. In some signs, the power of a planet (energy) is able to flow without any kinks because it is in a natural alignment with that sign. In other signs, it is more convoluted, because the energy of the planet is contrasting or resistant to the nature of the sign.

 

On the next call ...

We will discuss everything we discover in the Call #1 homework, look at examples and explore the next segment (the aspects of contrast).

Questions? Comments? Pop them in below, or save them for the the next call APRIL 4th @7pm Eastern. :)

Thanks for being here!

xxxKimmy

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Prep for Karma Course

Prep for the Karma Course

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Hi Everyone! Ready for the Karma Course?

I wanted to give you all a quick guide for prepping for the Astrology, Reincarnation, Karma and Law of Attraction Course. There isn't much to do, so don't worry if you can't get to it ASAP. Deep breaths. We have lifetimes! :)

The Preferred Horoscope

I would like to see everyone who is going to be participating in the course upload their 'Karma Course' chart in the gallery under Course Examples. That means, choose Course Examples under Select Album.

Screen Shot 2017-03-17 at 10.59.28 AMNo, it's not some new chart style, but for the sake of consistency, focus and expediency (Virgo full moon?), I'd like all the charts to have the same essential elements. Here's what to include over at Astro.com, or in your own astro software: Choose your birth data in My Astro, then click EXTENDED CHART SELECTION. Leave it at the default chart style.

Prep for the Karma Course Style

Then scroll down and click these additions:

South Node (Descending Node)
Mean Node
Asteroid 3811 Karma
Part of Fortune (Pars Fortunae)
Chiron (and aspects to Chiron)
Add some Fixed Stars

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For the start of this course, at least, we'll stick to just those additions. No need to put in any additional asteroids, trans Plutos etc.  Here's my chart as an example below. If you don't want your data showing, but aren't sure how to edit it out, shoot me your chart and I'll sort it for you.

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Uploading your Chart

When you go to upload your chart to the gallery, please put it in the Course Examples Gallery, (chosen under Select Album) so they are all in one place and easy to find.

If you need help, sing out!

Prerequisites

If you are new to astrology and/or the Law of Attraction, please go through the Essentials Course (5 calls). It covers Astro-LOA basics and the roots of astrology, the signs, planets, houses, and aspects.

We'll be talking about the Lunar Nodes in regards to past lives, so if you have any questions about the nodes before we start, fire away.

Additional Prep for the Karma Course

One of my aims for this course is to teach you how to use the astrological chart as a map to awareness, a way to see into your past, release patterns and habits and move forward with grace, integrity and joy. To do this, we will be putting focus on what we desire, while exploring the origins of any kinks that need unraveling. For this part of the prep, I would like you to name three things you'd like to change in your life. They might be inner, like, "my feelings about my family," or outer, like, "My bank balance," or a mix of both.

This give you a chance to pre-pave what you would like to work on in this course. Once we dive in, you might change your mind about what's important to you, but let's all find where we are at, right now, in this red-hot moment. :)

You can post your three things here, or in an email to me and Jeannette, or a completely private journal. All good.

Let me know if you have any questions so far.

So excited to begin!

xxxKim

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Align with Venus Rx 2017

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Hi Everyone, Let's talk about Venus Rx 2017.

audioListen in to the one hour call on Venus Rx with live examples.

 

pdf_downlaodLinks to example charts and CHAT notes here.

Venus Rx Technicalities

Venus Rx is short hand for Venus Retrograde. It means that, from the perspective of the earth, Venus is transiting backwards through the zodiac, in this case from  13 Aries back to 27 Pisces. This phenomenon happens about once every 18 months and is part of the cycle of Morning Star and Evening Star, ie, when Venus makes her switch. Read all the details on the Synodic Cycles of Venus. There is a quick video tutorial. Check how Venus creates the five pointed star in her travels around the sun.

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Venus Rx 2017 from Cafe Astrology

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Jeannette and I are hosting a live call on Venus Rx, March 7th, 2017 at 5pm Eastern. We'll talk about the ins and outs of Venus, and retrograde planets in general, focusing on 'where' this is happening in your chart.

If you join in, we can look at your chart live, and take questions.

Check the Align with the Stars Calls schedule for details.

Things to do during Venus Rx

You want to go back to Taurus - the sign that knows what she wants. Joanne Whickenberg says, "When Venus is retrograde, it operates through Libra, so you look to others to give you a sense of your own personal worth. This generally doesn’t work, so you then have to go back and do the Taurus thing." To me, that means finding out what you really want, without prompting from others.

Are you doing what you love, or saving fun for a rainy day? Everyone benefits from reflecting on that right now.

Be open to seeing or hearing from people from your past, including exes. What have we learned?

As astrologer Caroline Casey always says, retrograde planets are like the arrow and the bow. The more you pull back, the further the Arrow will fly. That means if you take the TIME to reflect and refresh, restore and re-balance, during the Rx cycle, the stronger impact your intentions and desires will have as they shoot out into the world.

With that in mind, take this time to honor Venus in your chart, and where she is transiting by house (more details explored on the call). All things ruled by Venus, from desires to sensuality, relationships to money, are good places to start. See house by house tips below, but basically:

  • Sleep More
  • Find pleasure in everything
  • Appreciate food, money, love, connection, in all forms
  • Be in nature
  • Spend time with animal friends
  • Give yourself space to reflect
  • Have fun with friends, lovers, partners, strangers

pdf_downlaodReassessing your core values, partnerships and self-love habits bring the best results.

Things to put on pause during Venus Rx

Cosmetic surgery

Weddings

Makeovers

Shopping sprees

Remodeling (home makeover, website makeover, garden and landscaping, unless you've been planning prior to January 30th).

Decisions about long term relationships (note: do drop any toxic relationship if you are 100% clear on the toxicity. Otherwise, wait until Venus Direct to take actions - same goes with getting back together with exes).

Decisions about short term relationship

Risky investments

Go further into debt

Venus Retrograde through the houses

First House -

Go through your closet and throw out or giveaway old clothes, but resist the urge to buy new ones just yet. Facials and body care are in, radical changes in hair color or length, or any cosmetic surgery is best put on pause. You want to reflect on your shop window, how you present yourself to the world, not change it completely.

Second House -

Take time out to reflect on your finances, what's in the bank and also the ways and means you support yourself. How are you moving towards self-sufficiency? Redo your core values list and ponder what has changed. Self worth? Ruminate now; act later. The urge will lean towards extravagance. Definitely put the credit cards away, at least until mid-April.

Third House -

Connect to your consciousness, what you think, and that you think you think. How do you communicate your true self? Are you saying it like it is, or like you think they want to hear it? Are you true to yourself, or false? Let your sibling, or part-way related ppl into your awareness more. Tune into any persistent relationship patterns you have with yourself - self talk?

Fourth House -

Family relationships, home ground and emotional security are everything right now. But, avoid putting energy into home repairs as a displacement for being with family members, listening to them, connecting resolving. If some of these relationship are old patterns, or toxic, keep your boundaries, and take action with Venus Direct. Parental issues? Get more sleep.

Fifth House -

Revisit old creative projects that have been sitting on the shelf. Have you a neglected idea that wants to come to life? Enjoy time with kids, or those young at heart; avoid deciding on new creative ventures, new babies, new love life. Review feelings for what you have experienced in the past. Get in touch with your heart.

Sixth House -

Tap into your core values around body, body love, health, nutrition and well being. Fitness? Strength? Fix old things (like dental cavities or leaky dog house). Save new work, if possible, for May or later. Any rituals around Venus and your desires are potent now, but check into core values before you ask for something you don't really want.

Seventh House -

This is your time to release old patterns when it comes to relationship. Reflect on what you love about partnership, not so much 'who' but the feelings and experiences that light you up. It's the perfect time so release toxic connections, letting them float away. Pause to consider any open enemies. What do they represent in you? Why are they in your life? What can you learn?

Eighth House -

Joint finances and resources, money owed and owing, come to the foreground. Check into your core values around collaboration, sex, and deeper motivations for your connections with others. Hold off on radical change, declarations, adventures and commitments. This is a time to re-evaluate, not rebuild, yet.

Ninth House -

This is a great time to dream big, explore ideas, expand beliefs, but realize you won't be acting on them yet. Travel and higher edu might feel like it's on pause, which is perfectly fine. Instead of chomping at the bit, take this time to explore what you want through imagination. The bigger you dream, the more territory you'll create once Venus goes direct.

Tenth House -

Career goals are up for evaluation, along with your relationship to the public. If you play a PR game, this will be a significant time of considering what works, what's worth keeping and what to let go. You always hang on to what's authentic. Experiment, test, but hold off on big sweeping changes for now. Prepare for insights into how others see you.

Eleventh House -

This is where friendships come into play. You may connect with those from the past, and revel in how much you have both changed, or stayed the same. Your relationship to groups, leading and being one of the many, rise up, so take a reading of where you stand. What's true for you. It's also great to explore your goals and wishes for the future. Again, dream in what you desire.

Twelfth House - 

In the 12th house we meet what sustains and/or undoes us. Our job is to find and feed the sustaining aspects of Aries (in this case) the independence, leadership. enthusiasm, confidence, bravery, without letting it become arrogant, conceited or tyrannical. With Venus Rx here, we meet others who represent our hidden side, the parts of ourselves we can't easily see. Use this time to give everyone the benefit of a doubt. Find compassion, openness and generosity. This is your relationship with your unconscious ... Dreams are everything.

Remember, Venus Rx supports re-evaluation of what we really want, for ourselves and in our relationships. Give some time over to this task.

audioSee you on the call!

inspiring-siamese-cat-smxxKim

PS. Jessica Shepherd has a free download called The Five Secrets of Venus - full of great astro and mythological insights to honor Venus.

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The Lunar Nodes and Your Future

book-2899636_1280UPDATE - the May 16, 2017 Align with the Stars call will be all about the transiting Nodes into Leo - Aquarius. Join in!

Call details. Everyone welcome.

The North and South Lunar Nodes

moon.orbit_First of all, the Lunar Nodes are points that mark the crossing of the Moon, north and south, over the ecliptic. (That's the imaginary path of the sun around the Earth.) The Mean Lunar Nodes progress in a retrograde direction, taking 18.6 years to complete a cycle backwards through the zodiac.

Youtube Tutorial on the Lunar Nodes

For  a brief overview of the Lunar Nodes, how they relate to Source energy, your path and your past, watch the new video tutorial.

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Listen to the full lecture discussion on Module 5  - 5 Points to Reveal Your Rock Star Entrepreneur.

Lunar Nodes 101

The Nodes are significant points that offer meaningful and applicable guide posts in any astrological interpretation.

“[The Nodes] link together the solar principle, the lunar principle and the principle of the Earth. The points are derived through the movement of those three bodies, and I actually think the Nodes are an attempt…to balance solar principles and lunar principles within the body on the earth plane. In some ways, the Nodes indicate a struggle between the pull of the past and new qualities or traits or choices that need to be made.” --Howard Sasportas

Note the Nodes represent a pull in opposite directions

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South Lunar Node

The South Lunar Node, also known as the Dragon’s Tail or Cauda Draconis, pulls us into the direction of the past. This represents instinctive desires that call us back to a place where we feel, if not comfortable, at least familiar. Like the Moon and her association with intuitive impulses, the South Lunar Node can operate unconsciously. It's often an automatic response.

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North Lunar Node

The North Lunar Node, the Dragon’s Head or Caput Draconis, pulls us into the future. It represents the areas of life where we can, with conscious effort and choice, break new ground and obtain valuable new experiences. Like the Sun, the North Lunar Node, when approached with courage, awareness and a sense of new possibilities, brings consciousness and growth.

Remember, the two Nodes are always diametrically opposite, in opposing signs and houses.

The Lunar Nodes also pertain to people. An activated South Node can indicate a person from the past that suddenly pops back into your life. More often than not, these South Node people require help or assistance from us. Even those with a personal planet sign corresponding to our South Node sign can seem to always need help.

An activated North Node, can indicate new people that enter the life offering opportunity, alliance and aid. Transits and progressions here can indicate someone new presenting a challenge, opening or fresh direction.

True or Mean Lunar Nodes

The terms True Node or Mean Node refer to the same thing, the position of the lunar nodes, but they represent different ways of calculating them. It's a matter of mathematics. The true node takes in the 'wobble' of the nodes and includes direct and retrograde motions. The mean node is an average and is always retrograde. True or Mean, they are never more than a degree or two apart. Astrologers don't agree on which is 'best' but given the closeness, either preference will give insights and results.

The North Node into Leo

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As the nodes transit clockwise, or retrograde, the NN goes from 0 Virgo to 29 Leo on April 28, 2017 (True Node) and May 10, 2017 (Mean Node). Note that Leo is about developing creative self expression, and Aquarius is about group dynamics, being one of the many.

This is going to activate your Leo -- Aquarius houses over the next 1.5 years, so look there to where you 1) shine in your own right vs. rely on friends or groups to define you. The idea, remember, is to create balance.

The transit will be crossing my Ascendant (0 Vi or 29 Le depending on which birth time I use.) I'll be noting inner and outer events at that time, and incorporating the nodal alignment with my manifesting practices.

Where is this transit happening in your chart?

True and Mean Lunar Nodes Rx into 29 Leo April and May 2017.
True and Mean Lunar Nodes Rx into 29 Leo April and May 2017.

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Astrology, Karma and the Law of Attraction

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How the past can unlock your future ….

The Karma Course is recorded live, with ongoing posts and comments from GVA Circle Members and Kim. Jump in anytime by joining GVA Full Membership.
Details HERE

Readings from Kim

If you are curious about Karmic Astrology but not ready to take the course, head over to the Astrology Shop. The Karmic Astrology Reading is now available there.

More on the Karma Course

The new Karma Course will explore ideas of Reincarnation, karma, the Law of Attraction, and how they relate to astrology, and you. Join Kim Falconer and Jeannette Maw.

Once you take this course, you'll see your life in a whole new way!

audioAudio Intro to the Karma Course

What is the Karma Course?

The Karma Course delves into the aspects of your birth chart, along with your sign and house placements, to help unlock mysteries and patterns from the past. References on these philosophies include ancient cultural and religious beliefs, along with contemporary speakers on the subject like Bashar, Abraham-Hicks, Deepak Chopra, and astrologers who work with past lives and karma, including Howard Sasportas, Judy Hall, Isabel Hickey and Edgar Cayce.

The goal is to reveal the core meaning of karma, not as retribution or ‘pay back’ but as synchronicity, an alignment. By understanding the continuity of spirit, and why we have certain patterns and contrasts in our lives, we can learn to change what we don't want, consciously. Right here. Right now.

Karma Course Topics

LOA and Karma

Ideas of Reincarnation and Past Lives

Astrology as a Past Life Clock looking at:

  • the Sun and Moon
  • Lunar Nodes
  • 12th houses
  • Saturn
  • Conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines and oppositions
  • Synastry and Karma
  • Location and Karma
  • Asteroid 3811 and Karma
  • Transits and Progressions

Turning Contrast into Gold

Prerequisites for the Karma Course

You'll receive the most out of the Karma Course if you have a familiarity with the basic building blocks of astrology – the signs, planets, houses and aspects – and how they relate to the law of attraction. If you aren’t confident in these areas, please take our complementary course  #1 Essential Astrology and Law of Attraction .

Join as an Open Member to access Course #1 Essential Astrology.

Astrology, Karma and the Law of Attraction requires full membership to participate. Please head over to Join Us  for more details there.

Questions and comments welcome here!

I hope you are all as excited about this exploration as I am!

xxKim

Image: The Lovers by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

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Shadowscape Tarot - Align with the Stars

Align with the Stars Calls 2017

Shadowscapes Tarot for Align with the Stars Calls

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Hi Everyone,

This is the ongoing chat for our Align with the Stars call 2017. You can access them on the Align CALLS page.

JANUARY Align with the Stars Calls

Jeannette Maw and I talked about the January - February 2017 Astro weather including Mercury Rx - Direct and the Full Moon Grand Cross. Exciting events! We've included a checklist for getting the most out of this powerful Full Moon. We also looked a quite a few individual chart as examples. It will help you learn how to work with these transits on your own, and with others charts.

Basically, we are looking at amping up self-love where you find the Full Moon at 22 Cancer. Then opposite, we are encouraging you tap into your core ambitions and goals where you find the Sun at 22 Capricorn. We also look at dropping tolerations were you find 22 Libra, Jupiter's position at this tine. And finally, with Uranus at 20 Aries, you go there to discover where you need to take control, be the boss.

Links to Charts used on the Call

pdf_downlaodTranscripts of the Chat

Our monthly "Align with the Stars" calls are a chance for everyone to learn how to put astrology and the Law of Attraction into practice. All welcome to the live gathering. Come check out our community!

Feel free to listen and/or join in, ask questions or simply stream online.

If you want to use you chart as an example, upload your chart to the GVA Gallery before the call.

Check the Align with the Stars Calls page for our next live call. If you need help with Talkshoe, check our notes on how to join, create your My Talkshoe account and have an easy time with this conferencing platform.

Please post comments and questions here!

See you in the discussion.

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