Planets

Abundance Through Astrology - Ready, Set, Go!

Rabbit and mouse on bicycle by Mardi SpethRabbit and mouse on bicycle by Mardi Speth

Abundance Through Astrology - Call #4

Hi everyone, ready for our final call in the series?

In this segment we're going to talk about a three-point, Astro-LOA manifesting plan where we look at particular natal planets and how you can utilize the energy to be more yourself, release resistance to abundance, and create more of what you really want.

Jeannette and Kim will look at where you might feel stuck. What habits, rituals, set points, beliefs and stories are you telling that may be keeping you from moving forward and how to align with three powerhouse planets to return to the flow.

A 3-Point Manifesting Spell for Abundance - Ready, Set, Go!

Here's what we'll be playing with:

1) Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 3.30.08 pmOn your marks with Venus and self-love

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 3.30.15 pm2) Get set with Saturn's focus and ambition

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 3.30.34 pm3) Go with Mars and inspired action (where action can even be doing nothing)

 

Date and Time

You can check the call in details on the FORUM as well as find links to the recording if you can't make the live gathering.

TIME & DATE

July 24th (25th  in ANZ)

LA – Tue – 4 pm

NY – Tue – 7 pm

LON – Wed – 12 am

SYD – Wed – 9 am

If you can't make the call but want help with finding and activating these power points in your chart, check the Call Threads for the Abundance Through Astrology Course where Kim or Jeannette will chat with you about your chart.

Solstice Dance 2018

Solstice Dance - Danza de Luna by Beverly Ash Gilbert
Danza de Luna by Beverly Ash Gilbert

The Solstice Dance

Hi Everyone, I'm updating the Solstice post, making it relevant for June 21, 2018. It's happening now!

Happy mid-winter solstice in the southern hemisphere; mid-summer in the north. This is a time to celebrate, appreciate and feel gratitude for the blessings in life. Let's count them! Fuel our goals, aspirations and desires by honoring the connection to life, love, nurturing and joy. Make this whole week a an inner, and outer celebration.

Think of the Solstice Dance as a turning point, symbolic of endings and new beginnings. With Uranus and Chiron closely connected to the o degree Cancer sun (the solstice point), something in your life is on the brink of change.

Technical Notes

In Astrology, two major things happen at the solstice.

1) Sun crosses the AP – the zero degree “Aries” point. Pardon, you might say. The sun is nowhere near Aries. It’s 0 degrees of Cancer.

True, but all the Cardinal points of the zodiac, 0 Aries, 0 Cancer, 0 Libra and 0 Capricorn are collectively called the “Aries Point”. If you take a square piece of paper and fold it so each corner is in the same place, you’ll see why.

2) the sun crosses the Draconic Nodes, releasing energy to move you along your path.

If you want to fast track your abundance, creativity, well-being, love and enlightenment, then focus your thoughts on what you want to experience on or in the days after the Solstice.

Solstice 2018 @ 0 degrees Cancer

LA – June 21 – 3:07 am
NY – June 21 – 6:07 am
LON – June 21 – 11:07 am
SYD – June 21 – 8:07 pm

Deliberate Creations tips for the Solstice Dance, from the JeanetteBecome a Skilled Receiver, I Am Statements 101You're Always Doing it!

Using your Chart to Amp up Solstice Intentions

It's easy to use your chart to amp up your intentions. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Spot where the four 0 degree Cardinal signs are in your chart. Think of greeting this energy with reverence and respect, ready to engage, give and receive. This is where you do your Solstice Dance of enthusiasm and joy.
  2. Hone in on 0 degrees of Cancer in your chart. Give it an 8 - 10 degree orb either way. (20 Gemini to 10 Cancer). Any planets there? What house is the focus on? Transits to that house?
  3. Notice how you feel in this area of life, what you want and then relax about it. Let the universe do her thing!

Not sure how to find these positions in your natal chart? Pop over to the GVA Forum and we’ll give you a hand.

Happy Solstice everyone!

xx Kim

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Abundance Through Astrology - Storytelling

duy_4Image - Duy Huynh

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the next call in the Abundance Through Astrology Course. This module is all about storytelling, as in, what you say to yourself about what is, and what will be. It's incredibly important, and here we'll be spending time learning why it matters, and how to use our own horoscopes start telling the story we want to unfold.

If you missed the introduction to Abundance Through Astrology  - Jupiter and Joy - be sure and have a listen. We also have an important pop quiz for identifying under expressed core values. If you haven't explored this yet, go to Abundance Through Astrology - Core Values.

Storytelling Step One

Our first step in this module's discussion is to fully understand what we mean by storytelling, how we do it automatically, all the time, and how we can edit our stories to better reflect what it is we want to create.

Listen here to Jeannette's introduction on this rich and powerful topic - Time For a Story Makeover?

Storytelling Step Two

Here Kim perspective on the power of using the chart to change our stories. It all starts with this awareness.

Download Here

Storytelling and Your Ascendant

In this section of the course, we are going to go to our Ascendant, or Rising Sign, to better understand HOW to tell our new story. If you aren't sure if you know your rising sign or how to find it, follow this Simple Tutorial on How to Find Your Ascendant. If you still need help or confirmation, just ask! For those without a birth time, use your Solar House Ascendant (your sun sign). More experienced astro savvy members, you might want to also play with your Draconic Chart Ascendant.

Read your Ascendant (or *rising planet) below. This is a natural way for you to express in the world, and telling your story through the lens of the Asc can be a potent and exciting experience. Let us know how you are weaving your Ascendant style into your new story on the forum.

Aries Rising or Mars in the First House

Taurus Rising or Venus in the First House

Gemini Rising or Mercury in the First House

Cancer Rising or Moon in the First House

Leo Rising or Sun in the First House

Virgo Rising or Mercury in the First House

Libra Rising or Venus in the First House

Scorpio Rising or Mars OR Pluto in the First House

Sagittarius Rising or Jupiter in the First House

Capricorn Rising or Saturn in the First House

Aquarius Rising or Uranus in the First House

Pisces Rising or Neptune in the First House

Working with Any Ascendant Energy to Tell a Better Story

Storytelling and Your Ascendant Ruler

Our next tip for telling a powerful story that welcomes the abundance you're after is to check into the HOUSE that your Ascendant ruler occupies. If you know it off the bat, go straight to the recordings below; if you aren't sure what the heck I mean, you can work it out, step by step.

Example of an Ascendant and the Ascendant Ruler

Screen Shot 2018-06-12 at 3.02.25 pm1. The Planet ruling your Ascendant is the planet linked to the rising sign. They fall out like this:

Aries is ruled by Mars - Libra is ruled by Venus

Taurus is ruled by Venus - Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto

Gemini is ruled by Mercury - Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter

Caner is ruled by the Moon - Capricorn is ruled by Saturn

Leo is ruled by the Sun - Aquarius is ruled by Saturn and Uranus

Virgo is ruled by Mercury - Pisces is ruled by Jupiter and Neptune

2. Find which of the twelve HOUSES the planet ruling your Ascendant is in.

Learn the GLYPHS and the HOUSES

3. If you still aren't sure or need confirmation, give a shout out on the forum.

The house, or area of life, where you find the ruler of the Ascendant can offer wonderful support for your storytelling. When you have the chart ruler (the planet that rules your Ascendant) behind you, anything is possible!

Ruler of the Ascendant in the First House

Ruler of the Ascendant in the Second House

Ruler of the Ascendant in the Third House

Ruler of the Ascendant in the Fourth House

Ruler of the Ascendant in the Fifth House

Ruler of the Ascendant in the Sixth House

Ruler of the Ascendant in the Seventh House

Ruler of the Ascendant in the Eighth House

Ruler of the Ascendant in the Ninth House

Ruler of the Ascendant in the Tenth House

Ruler of the Ascendant in the Eleventh House

Ruler of the Ascendant in the Twelfth House

What's Next?

Listen to the recording of our discussion call

Or, download onto your device.

Continue the Discussion on the Forum

Our Forum Thread for this call is HERE. Jump in to ask questions, share insights, view others charts and ideas and amp up your manifesting.

Also, to drop an old story that isn't serving you, toss it into the compost pile.

See you there!

*rising planet - this is the planet in the first house or conjunct the Ascendant. If you aren't sure how to find your rising planet, or which sign it rules, put your hand up in the Forum.


Crispen Korschen Uranus Breakthrough

Uranus Breakthroughs in Taurus 2018 -2019

Crispen Korschen Uranus Breakthroughs
Freeing two Hearts by Crispin Korschen - Uranus Breakthroughs

Let's celebrate the Uranus breakthroughs in Taurus, in orb all of 2018 to 2019. This auspicious change of signs happens on the 15th of May for the first time in eight-four years. It's a big fat whopping deal! Yet momentous as it is, upping awareness and self-reflection will bring the best results. You don't want to fall asleep in front of this train. For more on Uranus energy, notes are here.

Screen Shot 2018-07-12 at 10.18.48 amGVA Members can discuss this Uranus transit in their chart on the GVA Forum

Listen to the Uranus Breakthrough Call

Download the call to your computer or any device. Download Here

Chat Transcripts for links to example charts -> Uranus Breakthroughs Links to Charts

Tom Stone's Book, Emotional Mastery - a simple technique and understanding of the art of FEELING feelings and letting them go. Amazing.

Youtube example of Tom Stone's Technique -

Thanks everyone for participating. If you have a questions about this transit in your chart, please pop it in the comments. I'll see you there!

Listen right here on this page:

Uranus Breakthroughs in the 'Fall'

Uranus is in its FALL in Taurus. This has nothing to do with the seasons of the year, and everything to do with the way Uranus will express in your chart, and in the charts of nations.

Cripsen Korschen Uranus Breakthroughs Balance
Lovely Balance by Crispin Korschen

To understand why Taurus is the sign of Uranus' Fall, consider the desires of Uranus working out through Venus-ruled Taurus. What does he want, need and have to offer? The core values of Uranus include: to awaken, to shock, to be original, to be free, to revolt, rebel, reinvent. It's probably the most impersonal planet in the solar system.

Remember, the planets are the actors, the signs, the costumes they wear, the houses the stage or area of life and the aspects the scrips they read.

Now, think of what kind of costume Taurus give Uranus to wear. Words like sensual, seductive, expensive, alluring, practical, earthy, grounded, artistic, feminine, gentle, ostentatious, comfortable. Taurus is Venus ruled and of the body. Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury and of the mind, intuition and higher realms of thought. In ancient mythologies, Uranus or Ouranos, is Father Sky, a creation god of perfection, and as such, he finds his earthly prodigy, the Titans, repulsive. Probably this theme represents the detachment of Uranus to the every day, and to the 'flawed'. The key to leveraging Uranus in Taurus include finding new ways to 'get real' and express 'practical genius', earthy innovation and abundances for everyone.

Uranus Breakthroughs When Last in Taurus - 1934 - 1943

In Taurus, Uranus operates through the world of matter, not his comfort zone.  Last time, a few things went askew, like the gold standard, the world economy and democracy abroad. Our relationship to prosperity changed as a result. Perhaps this is why some eccentric (Uranus) bank robbers (Taurus) like John Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde hit the front page of newspapers at this time.

But in addition to the challenges, innovative changes appeared. Schrödinger's cat was first imagined as a way to explain the mind-bending contradictions of quantum mechanics. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, or There and Back Again came out, shaping the Fantasy genre for the next eighty years, and beyond. President Roosevelt signed US Social Security and the Neutrality Act. Amelia Earhart flew solo across the Pacific, a rousing combination of technology (Uranus) and feminism (Taurus).

And, a personal favorite, the board game Monopoly was created. Leave it to Uranus (imaginary) in Taurus (money) to make a game of financial success and failure. Prohibition was overturned (freedom to be licentious?) with the 21st Amendment and the first proto-computer came online, the Z1, a room-sized machine able to store 1,400 bits of information. (The machine you’re using now sits in your lap and can hold 8.5 billion bits, by contrast.)

Other inventions of the last Uranus in Taurus transit include nylon, a synthetic (Uranus) garment (Taurus). Commonplace now, it was seen as something straight out of a SF future at the time, along with pinball machines, Kodachrome photography, color films and the Volkswagen Beetle. Not all doom and gloom!

Crispen Korschen Uranus Breakthoughs Feminism
Face the Sun by Crispin Korschen

Quotes for Uranus Breakthroughs in Taurus

As feminism rallied after the success with suffrage, powerful, creative and revolutionary women spoke out.

1. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

2. "Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me." -  Zora Neale Hurston

3. "I don't breed in captivity." - Gloria Steinem, when asked about her personal views on marriage. She was born in 1934 with Uranus on the cusp of Aries/Taurus.

4. "Men and women, here and now, are able to exert their wills; they are not pawns and puppets dancing on a string held by invisible hands. They can act, and think for themselves. Perhaps even they can influence other people's thoughts and actions." - -Virginia Woolfe

5. "Too often little attention is paid to individual talent. Instead, education goes on dividing people according to their sex..." - Amelia Earhart

Where will you experience your Uranus Breakthroughs?

Think of Uranus as one of the most exciting planets to work with in deliberate creation where we blast through glass ceilings and break out of limiting beliefs. It’s insanely powerful energy and we'll be talking about this more on May 15th, TIME - 6 pm EDT. For now, here are some ideas to explore.

Some have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to,
when all they need is one reason why they can. -Martha Graham, dancer.

AriesARIES: Uranus breakthroughs operate in your second house of core values and sense of ‘wealth’ $$ and abundance. What is it, inner and outer, that makes you feel secure? When things go topsy-turvy, you know you're on the right track.

TaurusTAURUS: This is your sun sign, the most potent Uranian transit of your life. It lights up all four corners of your world, self-expression, home, career and partnership. It’s the perfect time to set new intentions, putting energy into YOU and what you want to create.

GeminiGEMINI: Taurus is your natural house of dreams and immersion in the collective. It’s a time of synchronicity, meaning and serendipitous connections. You will be generating new enthusiasm for a Uranus Breakthrough years ahead. Muse, create, allow.

CancerCANCER: Time to explore new connections, friendships and links with like-minded others. This energy wants tangible results so remember the ancient motto – to have a friend, be a friend. Let go of what is no longer true to you and explore new horizons.

LeoLEO: If you're not in the career or spotlight of your dreams, kiss the status quo goodbye. Disruptive at first, this transit is all about realigning with authenticity.  So, ask: are you doing what you love? The answer will define the next seven years! Be honest.

VirgoVIRGO: Time to get out of the house, away from the grind and out into the world. You are primed to taste, touch and smell the sunrise, view the sights and hear every new sound, idea and concept. Travel, explore, expand. Point your feet in a revolutionary direction.

LibraLIBRA: Joint partnerships, especially where finances are concerned, go through major transformations. You decide how you want things to be. It’s time to stop relying on outmoded business models for your shared resources. Intend for them to accelerate out of this world.

ScorpioSCORPIO: Emotional freedom to be yourself in all your relationships is the breakthrough you're after. Taurus puts the spotlight on intimacy, Uranus on liberty, meaning you will want to find new balance. Take a moment to imagine things the way you want. And so it begins . . .

SagittariusSAGITTARIUS: All the taken for granted things of the household, studio, office, your pets, plants and plans, include gym, nutrition and well-being, require new energy, attention, revolution even. Over the next seven years, put your mind on the ways and means you accomplish your will.

CapricornCAPRICORN: A childlike creative impulse infuses you, giving you the Midas Touch when it comes to creative self-expression. Don’t be embarrassed! It’s natural for you to be more playful now. Set aside some time for fun and carefree expenditure of energy for best results.

AquariusAQUARIUS: Uranus in Taurus is your cue to put attention inward, into your emotional core, the home, family and sense of 'ground' and stability. Evaluate, appreciate and make repairs, or plan rebellions, where necessary. This sets the stage for fabulous results over the next seven years

piscesPISCES: Uranus in Taurus through your communications sector has you spouting genius innovations and honing them down to practical use. i.e., cut to the chase. Your words are even MORE powerful creators of your future. Say what you mean; mean what you say.

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Remember, we're talking live about this ingress of the year on May 15, 2018 6 pm Eastern Daylight Time on UberConference. (That's Wednesday, May 16 in Australia, 8 am AEST) Upload your charts in the gallery with the link handy. We'll see you there! Dial in, or stream online.

If you want even more insights, join GVA for our next course - Abundance Though Astrology.


Sedna - Journey to the Edge

Sedna is a painting by Antony Galbraith
Sedna by Antony Galbraith

Sedna - Journey to the Edge - Updated from Falconastrology 2006.

Who is Sedna?

Sedna dwells in a remote region of space, a distant world whose discovery tripled the size of our solar system. Seen from her icy surface, our sun is only a twinkling star. Extremely cold, red, eccentric in orbit and with a mysterious constitution, her first sighting on November 14, 2003, 06:32 AM UT at Palomar Mountain, California marks a new shift in human awareness. Nothing this far away has ever been seen before.

Early newspaper headlines proclaimed Sedna as our 10th planet though Dr Michael Brown, who named her for the Inuit goddess of the Arctic seas, predicted Sedna would be classified as a planetoid, along with Pluto, Eris and other "Trans-Neptune" bodies. Estimated at about 1800 km, or 2/3 the size of Pluto, Sedna is the largest and most outlying body found since 1930.

Sedna orbits somewhere beyond the outer edge of the Kuiper Belt and the inner periphery of the hypothesized Oort cloud, a vast source of comets and other frozen bodies thought to extend halfway to the next nearest star, Alpha Centauri. Her distance is between 76AU and 942AU, making a single journey around the sun in about 11,400 years, compared to the planetoid Eris, with an orbit of 557 years and Pluto, 248 years.

Some Perspective on Distance

Though remote, Sedna is still much closer than the ‘fixed stars’, important astrological indicators in the chart. Like homoeopathy, distance (dilution) may actually increase potency. The question is what kind of potency?sedna-art

The Astrological Sedna

Determining the astrological significance of Sedna requires observation and time. Research includes exploring the mythology of the name, collective movements and social spotlights at the time of discovery and events, internal and external, that link to the natal and mundane placement of Sedna in the chart.

Things to Consider

Dennis Elwell, astrologer and author, cautions against giving excessive weight to singular episodes in the mythology and not enough to empirical experience. Though mythic themes are insightful, events coinciding with Sedna activation by transit must be considered equally.

Naming Sedna

The first coincidence is the naming of Sedna . How do we know they got it right? Liz Greene, from London’s Centre for Psychological Astrology, elaborates on this topic.

“There is…a curious synchronicity between the time when the planet is discovered and the emergence in society of values and experiences which the planet represents symbolically. It’s as though the planet breaks upon consciousness in both a literal and symbolic way. I can’t really answer you as to why Uranus is called Uranus and Neptune, Neptune. I can only say that in some mysterious fashion they get the names right.”

The Inuit Sedna

Sedna resides in the icy depths of Adlivun, the Arctic underworld beneath the sea. There she rules all marine life and controls the fate of humans by releasing her bounty to respectful hunters and withholding it from careless ones. Disregard for the sacredness of life is the worst offence. When this happens, her long hair tangles with filth and requires a shaman’s journey to appease her rage.

The legends vary regarding her origins, though in most stories, Sedna was once a beautiful girl. Many suitors came to ask for her hand in marriage yet she rejected them all, much to her father’s anguish. When one wealthy hunter was refused, he gave her his dog, saying it was all she deserved. She then marries the dog and gives birth to pups and babes alike.

Ironically, a dog to the Inuit symbolizes faithfulness to one’s own spirit, making this union a mark of individuation, completion within herself. The hunter and her father, however, are appalled. When the dog-husband carries food to his banished offspring, Sedna’s father places stones in his pack and drowns him.

Still, Sedna continues to refuse all suitors until a mysterious man arrives dressed in very fine skins and feathers. Intrigued by the promise of warmth and abundance, she agrees to wed.

But it doesn't go well. Her new husband’s guarantee of comfort vanishes when Sedna realizes he is a Fulmar, a dangerous bird spirit living on a desolate island. Although he brings her fresh fish every day, there is no warmth, no furs, and no lamp oil. She falls into despair, wailing her lament.

Another Version

The Legend of Sedna (Sraiya, ca. 2010, pen and ink)

In yet another version, Sedna is the child of two deities. Though well fed, she is a hungry girl and chews into her parents’ flesh while they sleep. For this, she is sent into exile.

In every version, Sedna eventually ends up in a kayak with her father who finally comes to rescue her. A terrible storm ensues, stirred by the angry Fulmar or other offended spirits who don't want to let her go. Her father fears for his life and tosses Sedna overboard. (Thanks, dad...)

When she grasps the side of the kayak and tries to climb back in, he chops her frozen fingers off, one by one with an axe. As her finger joints fall into the sea, they turn into seals, whales, polar bears, fish, dolphins and walruses.

Sedna sinks below the waves, her upper body remaining a woman and her lower body transforming into a fish or dolphin tail. She comes to rest at the bottom of the ocean floor and is guarded by her faithful dog-husband.

Sometimes she is depicted as a grotesque, one-eyed vision of outraged spite. Other images are more seductive and mermaid-like. She probably can be both.

The Mermaid Mythos and Other Connections

Stories of mermaids, circulating for centuries and underscored periodically with actual sightings, tell of sea creatures, half female-half fish or dolphin. They personify both the alluring and treacherous aspects of the feminine, residing in the sea of the unconscious, holding a key to life and death. Like Sedna, they maintain specific taboos and seem to represent an innate fear of the sacred feminine.

European tales like The Handless Maiden also involve a father who cuts off his daughter’s hands. The loss of the hands is a potent and disturbing symbol. Hands represent our dexterity, allowing us to control and interact with the world. The father’s act of maiming his child—in the Inuit and European stories —is, to us, poorly motivated. Because he was afraid of the Fulmar? Afraid of her?

Lack of proportional incentive makes these tales all the more disturbing. Among other things, they say something about abused family authority, a theme in the Sedna mythology.

The Life-Death-Life Goddess

This doesn’t mean that Sedna is a victim. Quite the opposite, she is a life-death-life goddess. Her power and authority regulate who, by their right action, will live and who, by their negligence, will starve. Here is what Dr Kathleen Jenks says about Sedna and victimization.

“When victimization moves to the goddess-level as it does with Sedna, (it) signals us that there's an extra depth of compassion for the abused. It also tells us that this goddess-archetype has the wherewithal to make a difference and empower that person whose (planets) are resonating with Sedna’s sphere of power.

Sedna may come to represent an extreme terrain of the unconscious, one where issues of power, authority and respect for life do not separate from a respect for oneself. The Inuit are an animistic people, seeing divinity in all things. Sedna may ask us to account for previously unconsidered forms of negligence towards ourselves and our living planet.

Te_Fiti_8Connecting with Sedna

Unappeasable by force, bribe or cajole, Sedna is softened by a shaman’s song of life. The 2003 New Zealand film, Whale Rider, and the more recent 2016 Moana echoes such a shamanic journey, impelled by the spirit of a people in need. Perhaps this is how we are to commune with Sedna, through the guided imagery of dreams and spirit-journeys, stories and song.

World Events at Discovery

Sedna's discovery on November 14th, 2003 at 17 Taurus 58 coincides with 350 million people uniting in World Diabetes Day. Venerated astrologer Isabel Hickey taught that diabetes was a physical form of emotional bitterness, the inability to balance negative thoughts with positive ones. This highlights Venus, ruler of both Taurus, the sign of Sedna’s current transit and Libra, the sign long associated with this disease.

Venus also links to personal, one-to-one, socially significant relationships and the drive for balance there.

Consider other world events coinciding with this discovery, and what they may say about fear, abuse of power and Mother Earth’s immutable authority. Here are just a few.

“Alaska's native horse killed off by food shortages and climate change - not human hunters.”

How actively do we protect and nurture life on earth?

“The world's most damaging potato disease discovered in Britain.”

How do we respond to the threat of food shortage and disease?

“Opposition to USA Patriot Act Swells”

How well do democratic governments protect the rights of their citizens?

“A gas explosion in a southern China coal mine killed 48 workers, injured two others.”

How well do we protect our labor force?

"Southeast Asia Water Forum- - Chiang Mai, Thailand."

How do we protect our oceans/freshwater ecosystems?

Tracking Personal Experiences

Sedna has been transiting through mid-Aries to mid-Taurus these last 85 years. Current generations share a similar placement in their astrological charts by sign and outer planet aspect, though house position and contacts to the personal planets are more unique.

Recording the transits of Sedna and checking activation dates against inner and outer life events will help reveal her meaning on a personal level. A downloadable Ephemeris is available online at Astrodienst to keep track. There is also an ephemeris generator on Jon Dunn’s Astro site that gives declination, sidereal and draconic zodiacs.

Practical Examples

Transiting Sedna was exactly opposite my natal third house Saturn when learning to SCUBA dive in areas rich with sea lions, dolphins and whales. By facing fears (Saturn) this time led to more self-confidence and empowerment, particularly in the area of communication, higher education and teaching (3rd-9th house axis).

For another woman, when transiting Sedna exactly squared the natal Moon in Aquarius, it coincided with a separation from an abusive relationship and major change of residence. Both these transits reflect significant turning points in life.

Chart and Dream

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Above is the chart of a woman called Charlotte. During a troubled time, she sought astrological consultation, bringing this dream.

"I am looking into a deep inland sea, edged by descending stairs. I feel compelled to follow the stairs down into the caverns underneath the water. I somehow know there is something down there that is hungry, trapped. I race down the steps and glimpse an enormous black walrus stuck in the dry caverns, unable to get to the water.

I race on to free it, but as I turn the last descent of stairs, I run straight into a cement wall.

The way has been blocked, sealed off. I can’t get to the creature to feed it and return it to the sea and I know it will die."

Charlotte's Natal Sedna 4 Taurus 16
Transiting Sedna 17 Taurus 52

Interpretation

On examination of her chart, transiting Sedna was conjunct her natal 12th house Sun. Note her chart ruler, Venus, conjuncts natal Sedna, also in the 12th. With the abundance of Earth (Taurus), she has a naturally pragmatic approach to life—sweet, calm and compelled by the realm of the senses. However, all that Earth is “trapped” in the non-corporeal 12th house, the sea of the unconscious.

Her relationship with the mundane world was well established yet her connection to her inner world remained relatively unexplored.

The sea links to the vast depths of Charlotte’s unconscious 12th house. It is interesting that mythically Sedna used her creatures, whales and seals, to communicate with the People, to feed them or not as they deserved.

So, the only way to reach Sedna, however through the spirit journey of the shaman. Once in Sedna's realm, the shaman placates her anger by asking how the taboos have been broken and what can be done to correct the offense. The shaman then combs her tangled hair, releasing the souls of animals abused and chants to her songs of life.

Hearing the Myth of Sedna

When Charlotte heard the myth of Sedna, she realized, through a stream of tears, she had always wanted to pursue her artistic talents but worked as a bookkeeper in her father’s business instead. She had never acknowledged how empty she felt.

By exploring the inherent conflict between the 12th house Sun in Taurus (square 3rd house Leo Moon) she found ways to feed and nurture her creative and mystical longings as well as her need for practical security. This Sedna transit coincided with an application and acceptance to art school, greater independence (separation from the father) and a new journey into her hidden world of creativity and spirit.

Although other transits occurred at this time, the imagery in Charlotte’s dream and the personal relevance she felt resonated strongly with Sedna.

Conclusions

To sum up, Sedna’s discovery heralds the expansion of not only our solar system but our capacity for conscious awareness. By tracking Sedna’s transits—perhaps looking first at the conjunctions, squares and oppositions—themes of her message will arise.

Where is 25 - 27 degrees of Taurus in your natal chart? What planets or angles are activated by this contact? Have a look and be a part of this new and intriguing exploration into the unknown.

From Swiss Ephemeris

Date     |  2003 VB12  - Sedna |

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01 Jan 2017  | 25 ta 12 Rx |
11 Apr 2017  | 25 ta 27    |
20 Jul 2017  | 26 ta 37    |
28 Oct 2017  | 26 ta 26 Rx |
05 Feb 2018  | 25 ta 41 Rx |
16 May 2018  | 26 ta 30    |
24 Aug 2018  | 27 ta 23    |
02 Dec 2018  | 26 ta 42 Rx |
12 Mar 2019  | 26 ta 24    |
20 Jun 2019  | 27 ta 33    |
28 Sep 2019  | 27 ta 55 Rx |
06 Jan 2020  | 27 ta  2 Rx |
15 Apr 2020  | 27 ta 20    |
24 Jul 2020  | 28 ta 30    |
01 Nov 2020  | 28 ta 17 Rx |
09 Feb 2021  | 27 ta 32    |
20 May 2021  | 28 ta 24    |
28 Aug 2021  | 29 ta 16    |
06 Dec 2021  | 28 ta 34 Rx |
16 Mar 2022  | 28 ta 17    |
24 Jun 2022  | 29 ta 28    |
02 Oct 2022  | 29 ta 48 Rx |
10 Jan 2023  | 28 ta 54 Rx |
20 Apr 2023  | 29 ta 15    |
29 Jul 2023  |  0 ge 26    |

Thoughts?


Cycles of Venus Michael Parkes

Cycles of Venus

Cycles of Venus Michael ParkesImage: Michael Parkes

Hi Everyone, Ready to look at the Venus Synodic Cycles again? Checking them out explains the movement from Morning Star to Evening Star as we are about to see with the Superior Conjunction January 9, 2018. Notice it is exactly conjunct Pluto!

Listen to the call where we talk about the superior conjunction and Pluto in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th house with example charts. We also explore "magic eye" manifesting, finding current core values and how the conjunction works in a planetary return chart.

Align with the Stars Call - January 2018

Align with the Stars Call Chat with links to the example charts:

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OK, the cycles can seem a little complex, but I hope you embrace the mystery and wonder. It really is spectacular.

The Venus Synodic Cycles Visual Tutorial

Don’t let the word Synodic scare you. It’s Latin for ‘hook-up’ or meet up, and here we mean the cycles in which Venus is conjunct with the Sun. There is a pattern. An amazing one. Check it out.

screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-7-51-56-amWatch this tutorial on the Transits of Venus for full understanding, definitions, animations and connections.

The position of Venus in this video ephemeris and astro clock is 2013-2014, but the concepts remain the same. See below for current position and upcoming Superior Conjunction January 2018 and the shift to Evening Star.

Recap of the facts:

  1. Every 8 years, Venus orbits the Sun 13 times while the Earth orbits the Sun eight times.
  2. During the 8 year cycle, Venus passes between the Sun and the Earth 5 times, completing five Synodic periods, with each one lasting approximately 584 days, or 18+ months.
  3. 13 Venus revolutions equals 8 earth years equals five synodic periods, or alignments of the Earth, Venus and the Sun.
  4. Each conjunction of Venus and the Sun creates a point in a 5 star pentagram pattern over the 8 year period. Really amazing!

Morning and Evening Star

As we see in the tutorial, Venus is the Morning Star when she rising AHEAD of the sun. She’s seen as the Evening Star when she sets AFTER the sun. For 60 days between retro and direct, she’s in the underworld (Venus - Inanna) and we can’t see her at all because she’s so close to the sun, his light obscures her own.

Venus Synodic Cycles Step by Step

Inferior Conjunction

We start the cycle with the inferior conjunction, like a New Moon phase. It happens when Venus is mid-Retro and moving very slowly ‘backwards’. She rises before the sun, and is so close we can’t see her, like a dark moon.

Morning Star

When the sun and Venus are about 10 degrees apart, (Venus rising 10 degrees AHEAD of the sun), we can see her in the pre-dawn. At this point, she is called Phosphorus or Lucifer, the  “light bearer.” The Morning Star.

Twenty-one days after the inferior conjunction, Venus turns direct, called Direct Station.

Thirty-six days after the inferior conjunction, Venus is most brilliant in the morning sky.

Maximum Elongation

Another thirty-six days Venus reaches its maximum distance from the Sun or Maximum Elongation (never more than 45 degrees away). At this time, Venus is moving at the same speed or faster than the sun. Catching up!

Superior Conjunction

Two-hundred and sixteen days (6 x 36 days) later, Venus reaches the superior conjunction with the Sun, when she is moving close to her maximum of speed of about 1°15′ per day. Think of this as the ‘full moon’ stage, where Venus is farthest from the Earth. She’s back in the underworld again, not visible in the morning or evening.

Evening Star

Thirty-six days after the superior conjunction, when the Sun and Venus are about ten degrees apart, Venus reappears from the underworld as the evening sky, setting AFTER the Sun.

Retrograde Station

Finally, we have thirty-six days later, the Retrograde Station that leads back, Rx, to the new synodic cycle starting with the next inferior conjunction where we can’t see her. She’s in the underworld yet again, until she moves 10 degrees AHEAD of the sun, appearing as the Morning star.

Venus Superior Conjunction 2018

Now that you have that under your belt, check the Astro clock and see where Venus is now in her Synodic Cycle:

You’ll find she’s in the underworld, not visible in the morning any longer but not yet seen in the evening. Her superior conjunction is January 9, 2018 and then by early March, she will set 10 degrees behind the sun and be visible in the night sky.

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From Venus Phase Cycle, 1900-2050
From Venus Phase Cycle, 1900-2050

Starting to make sense?

Fascinating Maths

584 x 5 = 365 x 8 = 2920. i.e. there are exactly 5 Venus cycles in every 8 years, and the significant points migrate slowly retrograde through the zodiac. This means that every 8 years the same Rx loop occurs at the same time of year, covering the same degrees of the zodiac. Psychologically, it represents a time of the most profound maturing of the soul through the purification of the heart. We are invited to include that which has been excluded, to make amends internally, to seek forgiveness and to process unfinished business so that we may be renewed and released.Melanie Reinhart

Now that you have gleaned all this cool science, how do you apply it to your chart?

Applying the Venus Cycle to the Chart

First, work out which part of the Venus synodic cycles when you where born. Was she the morning star? Evening? Direct” Rx? In the underworld (invisible)? Do you connect this energy to your relationship MO? Here is a lengthy Venus Cycle PDF to work off of. And for delineations and deep details, this article by the humanistic astrologer, Michael R Myer.

Next, check the house Venus was in when the cycle began (where was the inferior conjunction before, or during, your birth?) It may have been a year or more back. Do your relationships spring from the matters of this house? Interesting, right?

Now, check your loves, partners, family and past loves charts. Are they in the same Venus synodic cycles as your chart? Different? You may notice a kind of simpatico with ppl in the same cycle as you.

Hopefully, this will get you in touch with the connection between astrology (the symbolic and energetic correlations between the planets and person/place and things on Earth), and astronomy, the the branch of science which deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole.

Extra Insights

screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-8-00-53-amMost of all, anyone confused about the Daily Motion of the Planets through the chart, this 2 minute tut will help.

Please let me know if you have any questions. 🙂

Again, the first Align with the Stars Call is on January 9, 2019 at 5pm Eastern. We will look at the superior conjunction of Venus transiting in your chart. Details for the new online venue to follow.

 

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Last Call for 2017

Last Call for 2017

Last Call for 2017
Image by Michiel Schrijver

Hi All,

Here is the PDF Chat for the call. You'll find links to the charts we talked about and some really great gems for Saturn into Cappy.

You can access the call on Talkshoe. Or, listen to it and/or download from here:

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

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Hi everyone, this post is for our call on Mars and Empowerment. The call is here:

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.


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.

 


Jupiter into Scorpio

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Image by Rob Gonsalves

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

Chat PDF

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.


Dream Come True Astrology Call #3

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

Listen to Call #1

Listen to Call #2

Listen to Call #3

Chat Notes 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. Listen to Call #2 above if you want a refresher, or are coming here for the first time. And, here is the link of the process as described by Dr. David Hawkens.

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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Mercury Rx 2017

Screen Shot 2017-08-12 at 10.40.10 AMMercury Rx August 13 - September 5

Hey everyone! I'm boosting the Mercury Rx post to the top so we can all share our experiences.

As per Mercury Rx Astro-LOA Flash - Drop the sails and relax into a becalmed phase with Mercury Retrograde. Yes, Mercury, messenger of the gods, is Stationary/Rx in Virgo, then moves backwards into Leo until Sept 5. It's a time to rethink your steps, reconsider offers, reflect on your choices and redo where necessary. Sure, mechanics and technology can go a bit haywire, communications, keys, tickets, bookings, contracts, letters and words too. Don't fight it. Reflect. This is a time of readjustment. Tally ho!

Quick Note: Within minutes of me posting this, power went out in the laundry room, causing a fuse to blow that took out the entire block. Waiting for the electrician now .... you have to love this, right? Mercury is Rx in my first (appearances? not great when you can't wash clothes!) and going back over my Asc into the 12th. OH and don't forget to look at your SOLAR HOUSES. This is my SOLAR Fourth House  - power out in the HOME!

Here are the Mercury Rx Details

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Graph from Cafe Astrology.

Screen Shot 2017-08-12 at 9.07.27 AMYou can see that the HOT degrees are between 28 Leo and 11 Virgo. Ring a bell? 28 Leo is the degree of the total solar eclipse later this month. If you have ANYTHING within 7 degrees of this point (21 Leo to 5 Virgo) it will be LIT UP.

How can you honor this the planet, point or house involved? Pre-pave the experience you want and see where it takes you.

Mercury Rx through the houses

This is where you want to contemplate, rethinking your previous ideas, approach or beliefs.

First - Appearance, personality traits, outlook on life

Second - $$$, resources, talents, peace of mind

Third - Teaching, learning, writing, talking, connecting

Fourth - Home, family, ancestors, emotional ground

Fifth - Creative expression, offspring (books/kids etc), romance

Sixth - Health, pets, daily routine, magic

Seventh - Socially significant relationships, contracts

Eighth - sex, death, taxes, shared resources, trust

Ninth - New horizons, travel, beliefs, WWW

Tenth - Career, mission, profession, public relations

Eleventh - Friends, goals for the future, groups

Twelfth - unconscious, dreams, giving and receiving, meditative states

Remember, Mercury Retrograde is not a time to push forward until you reTHINK your goals and actions. AFTER the 5th of September, the energy starts to free up and move forward at a better clip, but it doesn't clear the zone until the 19th of September. Full steam ahead then!

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Image from Zenflower Posterous

Mercury Rx is Trickster energy.

The trickster comes along when we are stuck, feeling trapped, or out of touch with authenticity of SELF. When we get into such a state, sooner or later the Trickster will blow the doors and windows open so we can breathe fresh air again.

When the Trickster shows up, an experience of synchronicity is at hand, but it can seem, at first, like strife.

Like in the story of the uninvited guest ...

Thanks to Walt Disney, we are familiar with Sleeping Beauty.  Although the focus is on Prince Charming, love’s first kiss, and HEA, the action of the tale comes from the curse of the uninvited guest. The 13th fairy.  It is this neglected enchantress that causes the entire kingdom to fall into unconsciousness.  (Where 'kingdom = Self).

The message has to do with neglect and the kinds of synchronicities evoked by the 'Trickster'.

This is not a reference to neglecting health, diet or exercise and then suffering the physical consequences.  It's about neglecting the needs of our inner world and the consequences of the oversight.

Mercury Rx can be a time where neglected content of the psyche comes up into consciousness. Look the the house(s) Mercury is transiting backwards through for hints on what this content might be.

Feel free to post questions and comments here.

Happy Mercury Rx and Eclipse Season!

xxKimmy

 

 

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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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Asteroid 3811 Karma

Moon Dancer by Julia Watkins
Moon Dancer by Julia Watkins

Asteroid 3811 Karma! What a popular topic. I've written on this in the past, on the 11th House Blog, but wanted to bring it in to GVA for us to study here. Those of you taking the Karma course, our call on the 9th of June will focus on this topic. Here's a little warm up ...

Astronomy of 3811 Karma

Asteroid 3811 Karma is a main belt asteroid discovered Oct 13, 1953 by Liisi Oterma, a Finnish astronomer at Turku Astronomical-Optical Institute. She discovered over 200 asteroids and three comets, an inspirational women and astronomer of her time. Karma orbits between Mars and Jupiter, taking 4.136 years to make the journey through the Zodiac.

So what is the meaning of this little asteroid and how does it relate to our natal charts?

In the astrological chart, it can be related to 'consequences', not in an 'ouch' way, but as in results or 'vibration.' We're talking about this, in the Karma Course, but I'll repeat it here.

Karma is essentially the Law of Attraction. It's the vibration or pattern of energy we signal the universe to return to us. Like attracts like. As you sew, so shall you reap. I've summed it up like this:

The core meaning of karma in your life is not retribution or ‘pay back’ but synchronicity, and alignment.

Astrology of 3811 Karma

Transits of Asteroid 3811 Karma 2017
Transits of Asteroid 3811 Karma 2017

Those who have my book Astrology and Aptitude - How to Become What you are Meant to be can read a short delineation to get started. Another way to get to a deeper understanding of 3811 Karma it to look at the origin of the word Karma.

It is Sanskrit, from KARMAN or KAROTI, which means "to do" or "to work". KARMA is a word and we attach meaning to it in the context of what we know, the usual being gleaned from Hindu or Buddhist "consequences of a person's actions. Fate. Destiny. . . reaping what you sow."

But, the word originally referred to the simple act of doing. In taking of action we have the RESULT, the consequences which will change our destiny (what we are creating in our lives.) NOTE: Karma isn't the destiny, it is the action that leads to our 'path' as we walk it. We are deliberate creators. We decide. And with each thought, new worlds come into being.

In this sense, asteroid 3811 Karma is, by house, sign, aspect and transit, about 'doing that which must be done.' In the chart there is a kind of fulfillment, a 'rightness' when we activate that area of life. When the asteroid is activated in synastry (by another person's placements) it can be that "the work or actions" of another trips our destiny switch. Being around that person when they are 'doing' their Karma could at times bring an epiphany or turning point. A realization. It's a two way link that joins action with revelation.

Has anyone seen this in chart comparisons or by transit?

My natal Karma is 22 Gemini conjunct Mercury in the midst of my Gemini stellium so it's hard for me to put my finger on it. I do to myself often things like, 'I have to write! I have to communicate!' Perhaps there is something of the 'doing' that motivates my Mercury energy. I know a lot of clients and friends, and readers, that have personal planets very close to my Karma/Mercury. Interesting!

In a quick look at synastry charts I noticed that Amelia Earhart (who I did intensive research on for a case study many years back) had Neptune at 21 Gem 33. I was doing at lot of work (Karma) on her mysterious (Neptune) disappearance . . .

As for Karma and Astro-Carto-Graphy, the town where I have worked harder in my life than anywhere in the past for 20 years has Jupiter exactly opposite my Karma! And BIG results!

Looking at synastry contacts is very interesting. As in, 'Will they be 'hard work'? lol Seriously, as deliberate creators, we wouldn't want to think that!

Thoughts? I'd love to know where your 3811 Karma is.

Also check the transits, watching for change of house or exact conjunctions.

For those curious but not ready to dive into self-study, Karmic Astrology Readings are now available at the Astrology Shop.

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Finding the Final Dispositor

FinalDispositor1Hi Everyone. I thought it would be fun to revisit the path to the final dispositor.

Definition

A dispositor is a planet that rules the sign another planet is in. The Final Dispositor is just like is sounds, where the buck stops. You can follow the trail of any chart and see where it leads.

Ready to follow the path? In the image above, (based on the chart below) starting at the bottom, Pluto is in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn. Saturn is the dispositor of Pluto.

Saturn is in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is the dispositor of Saturn.

Jupiter is in Libra, ruled by Venus. Venus is the dispositor of Jupiter.

Venus is in Pisces, ruled by Neptune and Jupiter. Neptune is the dispositor of Venus (and Venus and Jupiter are in each other's signs, aka mutual reception.)

Neptune is in Pisces, ruled by Neptune.

Moon is in Leo (today) ruled by the Sun. The sun is the dispositor of the Moon.

The Sun and Uranus are in Aries, ruled by Mars. Mars is the dispositor of both.

Mars is in Taurus, ruled by Venus. Venus is the Dispositor of Mars.

Venus is in Pisces, ruled by Neptune. Neptune is the dispositor of Venus.

Q. Can you see where all paths lead and which planet is the Dispositor or the chart?

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What does the Final Dispositor Mean?

A. Neptune as the planetary 'final dispositor' means the mystical god of the sea has the final say. See this as a chance to glimpse behind the veil. When you open your mind to the magic of the universe, that which was inanimate comes alive. There is a message there if you stop for a moment and listen.

Note: Dispositors are not used by all astrologers though I find them very insightful, especially from a Law of Attraction perspective. The dispositor of  a planet can help pinpoint what things boil down to. Following the path can reveal a major key to the eternal goal: Know Thyself, super helpful in a deliberate creator's evolution.

Another interesting thing to do is find the final dispositor of your Asc. It adds new meaning to 'chart ruler'.

Those taking the "Karma Course" will want to follow the trail of dispositors of their 12th house ruler.

List of Planetary Rulerships

If this is all new to you, don't rush. Take your time to memorize the planetary dignitaries/rulers. Here are the signs and their ruling planets for reference. Also, check out our PDF on Planetary Dignities.

Aries - Mars
Taurus - Venus
Gemini - Mercury
Cancer - Moon
Leo - Sun
Virgo - Mercury
Libra - Venus
Scorpio - Pluto (Mars)
Sagittarius - Jupiter
Capricorn - Saturn
Aquarius - Uranus (Saturn)

If you have your own chart in front of you, have a go at working out your final dispositor. You might end up with one, or several, or a mutual reception feedback loop (for example I have Moon in Aquarius and Uranus in Cancer so those two are in a continual strange loop, but the rest of my chart boils down to Mercury in Gemini).

Conclusions

Think of your final dispositor as having more strength and purpose in the chart. Their message, what they symbolically need and want and have to offer, can be more important to us than we might first think. Bottom line, when we honour them, life moves forward in a more authentic direction.

Are you sailing with this wind, or against it? Work out your final dispositor and see.

Shout out in the comments if you get stuck or need a hand.

Update (there will be a lot of these with Mercury now Rx)

I've had several emails asking what happens when there is more than one final dispositor, or an endless feedback loop of two or more planets. Here's an example from the lovely Mhr. Let's take a look.

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Two rulers - Moon and Saturn - and Sun/Uranus in mutual reception.

In this case, the Moon is its own final dispositor, Saturn disposes everything else by traditional rulership and Sun and Uranus are in a mutual reception (each others sign) loop. Venus by modern ruler is disposed by Sun/Uranus loop AND by Saturn.

We would say that in the emotional realm, the inner world, the Moon in Cancer is very strong. She's super sensitive, aware of others moods, remembers every feeling, and is introverted when it comes to expressing those feelings. (Sun in 4th concurs but look at that Uranus in 10 - pulling at the sun, squaring the Asc - v. extroverted on some level. Career needs to be 'out there', emotions do not. Private.

Then there is Saturn, disposing (traditionally) everything else. More focus on ambition, accomplishment, becoming self-sustaining and individuated.

The mutual reception acts as a circuit breaker if the Moon is too attached to the past, or sun in 4th too attached to family. The Sun and Uranus can swap places, the sun shining in the 10th via individuation, independence and career recognition while Uranus cuts ties with family IF they are holding her back from her own path.

This is just a brief and isolated look at Final Dispositors, but hopefully it gives you an idea of how these rulers can play out in the chart.

Thank you Mhr for the question and putting your chart up.

Another Example of a final dispositor LOOP

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In this image you can see Jupiter is in his own sign and there is a perpetual loop between the Sun, Mercury and Venus, all being in each others signs.

Here is Marilyn's chart, so you can follow along. We'll start with the outer planets and work our way in.

Pluto is in Leo which is ruled by the SUN.

SUN is in Virgo, ruled by Mercury.

MERCURY is in Libra ruled by VENUS.

VENUS is in LEO, ruled by the Sun. See the three way LOOP. Sun to Mercury to Venus to Sun. That LOOP is where everything but Jupiter ends up.

Neptune is in Libra, ruled by Venus (back to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop)

Uranus is in Cancer, ruled by the Moon, ruled by Saturn, ruled by the sun, (back to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop).

Saturn is in Leo ruled by the sun, (back to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop).

Jupiter is in Sagittarius, his own sign. Jupiter energy is PURE Saggo.

Mars is in Scorpio (traditional ruler but we're using modern) ruled by Pluto in Leo ruled by the Sun, (back to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop).

And back to Venus - Mercury - Sun Loop.

Finally, Moon in Capricorn rulerd by Saturn in Leo, ruled by the Sun, (back to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop).

So all the planets but Jupiter are 'beholding' to the Sun-Mercury-Venus loop.

We don't always end up with a neat, single final dispositor. There can be loops, pairs of mutual receptions AND several planets in their own sign.

You can see through this technique why planets in their own signs are 'stronger' simply because the energy isn't pulled in any other direction.

xxKimmy

P S Happy Mercury Rx!

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Manifesting on the Void of Course Moon

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bee-705412_640Hi Everyone! I want to draw your attention to the upcoming Void of Course Moon. It will last for 23.5 hours (that's a long one) and offers us a great opportunity to lighten out grip on the wheel, and align with a very easy--slack even--way  of manifesting.  Think Intentional Resting, Easy World, Slacker-City Manifesting. It's happening in Scorpio, from 18 degrees to 0 Sagittarius, which will give you some hints on WHERE this might be focused for you.

Here are the times:

MOON VOID STARTS @18 SCORPIO
LA– Friday 11.38 am
NY– Friday 2.38 pm
LON – Friday 7.38 pm
SYD – Saturday 6.38 am

ENDS with MOON @0 SAGITTARIUS
LA – Saturday 10.52 am
NY – Saturday 1.52 pm
LON – Saturday 6.52 pm
SYD – Sunday 5.52 am

What is The Void of Course Moon?

VOC occurs when the Moon, or planet (any other than the sun which can not go VOC) is PAST the exact degree of its final major aspect or while still in its current sign. The void of course moon is over the moment the Moon ingresses into the next sign. In the case of the upcoming VOC, it completes a sextile to Pluto at 18 Capricorn and then makes NO NEW ASPECTS until changing signs.

What does the Void of Course Moon Mean?

In horary astrology, VOC means there is nothing to worry about or nothing will happen. The VOC can last from minutes to hours slackerand is generally considered not the best time to launch new ideas or initiate change. It's a time to allow, feel and float downstream, gathering information and momentum that can be actioned when the moon enters the next sign and is renewed. VOC is, as mentioned above, excellent for meditation, creative musing and matters of the heart. If ever there is a time for SLACKER MANIFESTING, it's on the VOC Moon.

History of the Void of Course Moon

In the 1st Century AD, we find VOC Moon in the natal chart getting a bum rap:

If you find the Moon void of all the planets, none of them aspects it, and none is in the ascendant or aspecting the ascendant, then this native is void of good in livelihood, possesses pain and hardship in the pursuit of what he needs.

- Carmen Astrologicum, 1.12.7

And then, in the 4th Century AD, Thesaurus 1.39, Firmicus says:

There is void-coursing of the Moon whenever it is not applying to any planet, not bodily and not by figure [aspect].

It goes on, through the ages…

To define, Void means empty, nothing, and course is the path of the moon around the earth.

So it literally means ‘empty of influence along the path’ because there is no companionship - no new aspect, until it changes signs.

Orbs for Void of Course Moon

The question of orb is different in the past than modern times. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the current definition of Void of Course came in. Al Morrison popularized it then, saying:

The void of course Moon “begins when the Moon in transit makes the last major aspect it will make before it changes from one sign of the zodiac to the next. It ends when the Moon enters the next sign. … You may call it a silly season, or vacation from normal living. Decision making in such periods turns out later to be unrealistic. Creativity diverges into unpleasant directions, improvisations, false starts, error. Business moves fail to generate profits, or meet unexpected difficulties. If you buy any object it usually fails of its intended use. Human judgment is more fallible than usual …

But … that’s not how William Lilly, for example, writing in 1647 defines it. He says:

A Planet is void of course, when he is separated from a Planet, nor does forthwith, during his being in that Sign, apply to any other: This is most usually in the Moon … You shall seldom see a business go handsomely forward when this is so. (CA, p. 112)

Some More Technical Info

So, for Lilly, to avoid being void of course the planet has to enter into orb of another aspect either during its separation from its last aspect, or immediately as it becomes fully separated.

He has a table of of ‘orbs’ showing that the void isn’t necessarily over when the moon enters the new sign. It has to apply, within orb, to another body. Note declinations, parallels and contra-parallels count as aspects as does the Part of Fortune. Some count aspects to the nodes and vertex too.

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Above Lilly was listing the radius of the orbs and he regarded the “moiety” as half of that radius. By adding the moieties of two planets Lilly calculated the maximum distance those planets could be apart and still considered within aspect of each other.

There is no agreement historically on how long a void might last but we take it from the end of the last major aspect until the ingress into the next sign.

Remember, it's Void of Course because the ‘ship has lost her way’ for a time. In a natal chart, I suggest a natal VOC moon be the perfect candidate for "Slacker Manifesting" all the time.

Manifesting TIPS on the Void of Course Moon

I invite you all to try a relaxed approach to anything you are creating. Here's the first tip from Abigail Steidley. Read her in full on Jeannette's blog.

I use this approach with everything (albeit not perfectly, mind you! Sometimes I forget and start over-efforting).

  • Do nothing.
  • Ignore it.
  • Listen for ideas.
  • Take action on the ideas.

It’s the recipe for instant manifestation. I have learned not to put one ounce of mental or physical effort into anything until I have done nothing, ignored it, and listened for ideas. Yes, this is the exact opposite of everything we learned in school.

And then, there's Easy World:

Choosing Easy World invites us to enter a new paradigm, where suffering and struggle are not possible and joy abounds ...

My approach is to simply say, "I live in easy world where everything is easy, especially ..."

That's it.

I do it once and it's never failed.

Who wants to join me in not lifting a finger to create what we want on this VOC Moon weekend? I'll share my chart and ideas tomorrow.

Feel free to pop in the comments if you have questions, anecdotes, or support to offer.

We'd love to hear from you.

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Enchanting Eclipses

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Hi Everyone,

Happy Enchanting Eclipses for February … and by enchanting, I mean life changing, awakening, releasing and actualizing. Your basic adjectives for MAGICAL.

Seriously, this season of the eclipse is shaping up as fabulous energy to leverage your desires. We can actually say, The force is with you.

What is an Eclipse?

Not just any old new or full moon!

An Eclipse happens when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up with the ecliptic (the apparent path the sun travels around the earth – this is the geocentric perspective). There are two kinds of eclipses:

The first occurs when the Moon stands between the Sun and Earth, cutting off the light of the Sun. This is a Solar Eclipse, and occurs only at the time of a new Moon, when the Sun and Moon form a conjunction near one of the Nodes (meaning it’s on the ecliptic).

Enchanting EclipsesThe second is when the Earth stands between the Moon and the sun, putting a shadow over the moon, cutting off its light. This is a Lunar Eclipse, and occurs only at the time of a Full Moon, when the Sun and Moon are in opposition, close to the Moon’s nodes.

Here is a quick tutorial about the transits of the moon. At 4 min you can see a visual demonstration of the phenomenon of an eclipse.

For a deeper astronomical understanding of the cycles of eclipses, click on the NASA images.

Back to our enchanting eclipses….

Eclipse Times

Here are the times of the upcoming eclipses. Just note with the ‘timing’ of eclipses they can be felt 3 days before to 3 days after OR (and this goes into backward causation) 30 days (+ or – 3 days) BEFORE or 30 days (+ or – 3 days) AFTER. We’ll do an entire course on astrology and backward causation this year, if we have the requests).Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 9.05.39 AM

LUNAR ECLIPSE @22 LEO 28′

LA – Feb 10 – 4:33 pm

NY – Feb 10 – 7:33 pm

LON – Feb 11 – 00:33 am

SYD – Feb 11 – 11:33 am

SOLAR ECLIPSE @8 PISCES 12′

LA – Feb 26  – 6:58 am

NY – Feb 26  – 9:58 am

LON – Feb 26  – 2:58 pm

SYD – Feb 27 – 1:58 am

NZ – Feb 27 – 3:58 am

Why Enchanting?

I’m calling these eclipses enchanting because of the positive, supportive and flowing aspects created on the Lunar Eclipse. You can check out Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus below. These heavy weights of the horoscope are standing by for YOUR instructions, ready and willing to serve. On the Solar Eclipse, Neptune is conjunct the sun and moon, near exact. You can’t get more magical than that!

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What to Do on the Enchanting Eclipses?

Magic.

You do your magical manifesting by putting awareness on 1) what you desire 2) see how it is already here 3) relax, let go and be grateful.

I like to start with WHERE in the chart the eclipse is happening. What house(s). You can look at your natal chart houses, and also the solar houses (see Solar Chart Solutions). They count! As an example, take a look at my natal chart in the gallery below.

The lunar eclipse has the moon on Pluto, conjunct the Ascendant in the 12th house, and sun in the 6th house. I am putting attention on how my (perhaps past life) struggles for power and creative expression were unresolved, effecting my identity, my health and well being and my ability to go about the day to day biz of living. Can you see where I get that?

This enchanting eclipse is inviting me to release (full moon lets go; new moon initiates) any past patterns, especially around creative self-expression. In my solar chart (which puts the sun sign on the ascendant) has the eclipse in the 3rd and 9th, still on Pluto. And here I am, writing to a deadline, working day and night on a project that is bigger than anything I ever dreamed of. There’s opportunity here, to let go and allow.

I’m open to your ideas!

So, let’s put our thoughts in the comments, and hands up if you want to post your chart and talk about WHERE this is happening for you.

Happy Enchanting Eclipses, everyone!

xxxKim

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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!

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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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Asteroid 433 Eros

Asteroid 433 Eros - Example Chart

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Hi Everyone!

Asteroid 433 ErosI want to give you an example of asteroid 433 Eros, again, a body I’ve made a special study of over the last 20 + years. To get an idea of how we use Asteroids in Astrology, check this short tutorial - Asteroid Astrology.

pdf_downlaodAnd, here is a PDF introduction to Eros in signs, houses and aspect to other planets. With that in hand, you can follow the prompts below to plot 433 Eros in your chart and those of any other natal charts you want to check out. Remember the movie metaphor: Eros is the 'planet' or ACTOR, the sign he's in is his COSTUME. The HOUSE he is in is the set or scene, and the ASPECTS to other planets is the script he's reading.

If any of this is confusing, shout out in the comments.

Finding Asteroid 433 Eros in your chart

screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-1-42-58-pm1) At astro.com input chart data then click to select “Extended Chart Selection”

2) Scroll down to add asteroids and input 433

3) Create chart and view the asteroid 433 Eros placement. Notice what house number he falls in, and what sign. Again, shout out if you get stuck. Everyone in this community is happy to help.

Asteroid 433 Eros Mystery Chart

For my final mystery chart offering, we have a very interesting man. Study where you see Asteroid 433 Eros in his chart below and discuss when, where, how and why passion awakens for this person. You can have a stab at it based on house, sign and perhaps that other planet that’s conjunct, right next door.

eros_glyphRefer back to the glyph tutorial if you get stuck with the symbols. Asteroid 433 Eros is written out at astro.com, but the glyph for this asteroid is a heart with an arrow through it, of course! Have fun!

Asteroid 433 Eros Mystery Chart Revealed

Your delineations of the Eros (passion) in the 12th house of the dreams, collective unconscious and spiritual service, in the leadership sign of Aries, conjunct the liberator Uranus square the ambitious and pragmatic Saturn in the house of religion . . . they’ve really moved me. So spot on. Thank you everyone who explored this chart.

Now look at it in “hind sight” knowing who it belongs to. Martin Luther King Jr.

martinlutherkingjnThis man had a dream indeed . . . I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. A dream he (and Malcom x) knew they would die for.

He inspired millions with his fearless, articulate, arousing, passion. You can say he became a mouthpiece for a collective moment. It doesn’t get more erotic (in the ancient Greek sense of the word) than that.

Where is 433 Eros in your chart? Let's discuss in the comments!

If you want Kim's in depth Eros Natal Astrology Report, check out the details at the Astrology Shop Page.

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Icarus Edge

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WEEKEND Astro-LOA Flash

Asteroid 1566 Icarus, orbiting between Mercury and Earth, is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn for the first time since Dec 2015 (see ephemeris below. Icarus is also 'out of bounds'). Taking 409 days to journey through the zodiac, this conjunction can manifest as a desire to take a leaps - right off the edge!

Whatever feels like it's holding you back is your launchpad. Your springboard.  From that discontent, you move forward in one, huge, blind leap.

But wait! Isn't Mercury there too, turning retrograde for the next three weeks?

Yes, and even though you may find a creative ‘way out’ of a perceived limitation or obstacle, you'll be rethinking the moves as we roll into 2017.

But that's okay!

You might conclude it was the perfect step to take, or there could be some course correction. Either way, the impulse is to ‘fly free’ will allow your spirit to soar and your life to change for the better.

The Mythos

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Icarus was Daedalus’s son who, ignoring his father’s warning not to fly too close to the sun, lost his feathered wings, fell to the sea and drowned. Not a very successful outcome, though he did escape the prison tower they’d been in for way too long. Some people associate Icarus with a kind of crash and burn mentality. He's like The Fool in the Tarot, not looking where he is going, foolhardy and reckless.

Not me.

I see this energy as freedom. Expansion. Liberation!

True, 1566 Icarus on Pluto can represent some extreme measures, feelings and insights but mainly it represents an attempt to escape intolerable situations. It is the impulse to get out of unfair circumstances, or go for liberating goals that others might say are impossible. Note: It doesn’t have to always end ‘badly’.

What can Icarus conjunct Pluto do for you?

Icarus energy set free can be vivid, creative inspiration. Trapped and he is like a wild bird caged. Ever had that feeling?

It’s like an crazy urge to run like hell when all they’ve said is, sign here, or pick you up at 7, or maybe even I do . . .

Icarus with Pluto is a chance to gain a deeper insight on the ‘flight’ side or our fight or flight response. Where do you feel like flying the coop? Is it fear or instinct or healthy self-awareness?

Take a moment to think about it over the next few days and eliminate a toleration or too. Why? Because tolerating something is not always a virtue. It can be a heavy energy drain. (Read more about Granting Freedom from Tolerations.)

Here’s what Jeannette Maw has to say about it:

Toleration: To tolerate something means to “allow the existence of, to permit or endure or put up with something.” This implies that the something (or someone) is less than ideal and tends to drain a person’s energy. Thus, a toleration is often a hindering influence to the vibration.

Leverage the Icarus/Pluto energy and Toss out Tolerations now!

If any of you know where Icarus is in your natal chart, feel free to mention it here. Mine’s exact on my descendant – the cusp of the house of relationship. A freedom lover if there ever was one.

Have a great weekend!

xxKim

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