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Aspectarian for finding the conjunctions

Conjunctions 101

The Dinner Party by Veronica Holland
The Dinner Party by Veronica Holland

Conjunctions 101 is the first post and our Aspects 101 Series. Over the course of these posts, we will cover all the major aspects, the angular relationships between planets and points used in astrology. Then, we'll go on to explore the minor ones. No stone left unturned. We're going to walk through this study step by step.

Let's get started.

Conjunctions 101 - What are they?

First of all, a conjunction represents two or more* planets in the same place. If you have the Sun at 2 Libra and Saturn at 2 Libra, they are conjunct. But, that's not all. There is, as with all aspects, a degree of 'orb'.

What is the orb for conjunctions?

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Orbs for Conjunctions and other aspects, minor and major.

Technically, an orb shows the distance in degrees allowed for the aspect. In the case of the conjunction, the orb may be tight - 8 degrees either side. Or, it may be wide, 10 to 12 degrees apart.

In the example above, the conjunction is exact. Both sit at 2 degrees Libra. But what if the Sun was 26 Virgo and Saturn 2 Libra? Is it still a conjunction?

Yes! They are only 8 degrees apart and fall within the orb of a conjunction.

Also, an interesting fact, in ancient times, astrologers only considered same sign aspects. They would not call the Sun in Virgo and Saturn in Libra a conjunction, even if they were only 1 degree apart.

But now, we have refined the process. Take a look at my settings for the aspects in my Io Software program. You can see the orbs are adjustable, and I like them wide.

Aspectarian for finding the conjunctionsThe Key to Understanding any Aspect

Remember this: aspects are like table legs. Pick one up and they all will follow. No exceptions. In this example, if you seek to shine as an individual (Sun) you will automatically awaken the containment or authority of Saturn. You can not do one without the others when they link by aspect, even if that means expressing one and pushing the other down into the unconscious.

Finding the Conjunctions

As you practice looking at a variety of charts, your eye will learn to pick up conjunctions easily. Even the out of sign ones. Meanwhile, you can double check with the aspectarian, the graph that shows us how all the planets and points are connected. Here is the aspectarian for the example chart.

What does the Conjunction Mean?

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Painting by Andrea Kowch - like a conjunction, sitting side by side but having different desires.

Now, let's explore the meaning of conjunctions. This aspect links two or more planets or points that fall between 0 to a 10+ degrees of each other.  They sit next to each other at the same table.  Sometimes, they site in each other's laps!

A planet conjunct another planet or angle in the chart unites the energies* of the bodies involved. It brings them together in such a way that it may be difficult to distinguish one from the other.  They can become like Siamese twins, distinct drives yet forever joined.

Are Conjunctions Easy or Hard?

Straight away, let's drop the value judgments around the aspects. Conjunctions make life neither good nor bad, easy or hard. What they do is connect.

Furthermore, the aspect's expression isn't set in stone. It changes as we evolve. A child with Sun conjunct Saturn my find their parents strict, controlling. As they mature, they might experience the Saturn drive for self-sufficiency and accomplishment as a taskmaster at school or a other authority figure. Eventually, they can become both the Sun and Saturn, taking responsibility for their own creative expression.

The Questions to Ask of the Conjunctions - An Example Chart

Conjunctions_ExampleThis is a chart of a woman with multiple conjunctions in the same sign (Libra) and mixed signs (Virgo and Libra) in the same house. We call either combination a *stellium and it indicates a concentration of focus. FIY, she is a couples counselor by profession. Can you spot all the conjunctions in this chart before reading on? Stop now, and give it a go.

Did you get them all? Check the aspectarian above to be sure, but in the 7th house alone, Moon is conjunct Mercury (out of sign). Also, Venus, Venus, Sun, Saturn and Pluto are conjunct within 10 degrees.

If we take just Sun and Saturn, we can ask, do they have compatible desires?  Sun in Libra has qualities of poise, artistic appreciation and the drive to connect.  Conjunct Venus augments those desires, but Saturn in Libra adds something else. Saturn's desire for autonomy can clash with the Sun who wants to bask not only in her own light but the light of others. Saturn may prefer to be alone, or, in the search for the 'perfect' partner throw out other counter-intentions. Is anyone good enough, for example...

Because this conjunction brings together different desires, it can seem like insurmountable contrast.

Working with Contrast

The first thing to do when faced with contrasting drives and goals is to give yourself credit. You are aware of it.

Second, instead of honoring one of the planets and resisting or repressing the other - instead of making it either/or -  you engage with and/AND. Instead of creativity (Sun) or work (Saturn), find creativity AND work. If you are thinking partnered or self-sufficient, play with the idea of partnered AND self-sufficient.

The bottom line is, if you think it’s either/or, it will be, so use your awareness to pave new thoughts with and/AND. Freedom AND commitment. Money AND soul. Dream Job AND independence. Security AND love. Accomplishment AND spiritual life. Power AND creativity.

Summary

To conclude, a conjunction between two or more planets means they are scripted to dialog with each other. They are connected so that if one is active and ‘doing something’ the connected one wakes up too. They are partners, of sorts, always. Finding the And/and to the conjunctions in your chart can harmonize your desires, bringing pure magic to your manifesting.

Try it!

Also, is you missed our first call in the Doorways to Manifesting Series, you can listen to it here:

Doorways to Manifesting -  leveraging the contrast in your chart.

Comments on the Fourm and example charts in the Chart Gallery.

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 Notes

* A group of four (sometimes considered five) or more planets in a given sign or house is called a stellium.

* Basic Rules:
Planets
are energy – the actors. They show us WHAT is acting.
Signs are expression – the costumes the actors wear. They show HOW the actors move.
Houses are environments – the stage on which the actor struts her stuff. They show WHERE the action is.
Aspects are the scripts – the dialog between actors who are connected. They show WHY the actors are attracted to each other.

*What Activates Conjunctions

Three things will activate any aspects in the chart: time, place and people. Think of it like this:

Time - Transits to the conjunctions

Place - Relocation or Astre*Carto*Graphy

People - Synastry, as when another person's planet acts like a transit to yours.

The Major Aspects Symbols and Key Words

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Find out more about Aspect Patterns - a pattern that ties together three or more planets into a geometrical shape. They are CONNECTED to each other. Scripted to interact.

Comments welcome, or join us on the GVA forum.


Abundance Through Astrology - Ready, Set, Go!

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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.

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Home Sweet Home Astro-LOA

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Use Astrology to Boost your Manifesting

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Image by Shana Erback

Hi Everyone! Use astrology to boost your manifesting is a re-blog from Jeannette's GoodVibeBlog posted in 2013 when GVA first opened. I realized this flows perfectly with the last call of the Home Sweet Home course and wanted to post it here as well.

Our aim is to marry up the powerful arts of astrology and deliberate creation.

(Hats off to you savvy creators who are already doing so!)

But for those of you who this might be foreign to, or anyone in need of some tips and reminders, here are six ways astrology can amp up your manifesting game:

Image by Elena Lishanskaya
Image by Elena Lishanskaya

1. Harness planetary energy

Everything vibrates – including you, me, our thoughts and all those beautiful planets.

How do those universal bodies affect your vibration?  And how can you use those energies to your manifesting benefit?

All it takes is some basic astrological knowledge to get more bang for your focusing buck.  You’ll find it makes all the difference in the world when you work with planetary cyclical energy rather in ignorance of it.

2.  Get a better handle on contrast

When things seem to be going sideways, it can help to spot the transits involved and understand the ‘message in the madness’.  (Just seeing transformation ahead, and the core purpose of it all, can bring relief in the present moment!)

3.  Find reasons to believe

When we can see how the stars are lining up to support what we want, it makes it even easier to believe in our success.  And belief and expectation are big parts of the LOA game.

When I saw Jupiter moving into my tenth house, my LOA-friendly interpretation was that this was the time my professional platform really wanted to grow.  That was no time to play it small – and seeing that energy in play made me braver in honoring bold work inspirations.

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Image by Chelin Sanjuan

4.  Enhance self love

It is nearly impossible to study your natal chart without falling in love with yourself.  You’ll see all your complexities and quirks that make you uniquely you.  Since the world can only reflect how we feel about ourselves, self love is a helpful vibe to amplify.

5.  See others from the eyes of God/Source

We’re co-creating the others in our lives based on how we think about and know them.  So finding a way to see them in their highest light allows you to experience the best they have to offer.  Astrology is a powerful way to tap into another’s best self.  (In the past, knowing an ex was a triple Virgo helped me cut him lots of slack when he tended to criticize instead of appreciate.)

6.  Identify and leverage your best LOA power tools

Your personal astrology inclines you to certain manifesting gifts.  Once you know them, you can take full conscious advantage of them.  (Example, my Libra sun makes it easy for me to see other points of view, and thus to be more flexible in how I perceive reality.  Which is why I’m so good at leveraging Abraham’s advice to “see ‘what is’ in a way that pleases you.”)

How do you use astrology to become a more powerful deliberate creator?  We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

And if you’re interested in some first class guidance in using astrology to improve your manifesting results, Join us at GVA.

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A Fun Manifesting Example

Thanks so much for re-posting here, Jeannette.

So, here's and example of an LOA  technique based on Saturn transiting my 4th house. It's a combo of the above #5 and #6 - Seeing others from the eyes of Source and seeing what is, in a way that is pleasing to me.

The Astro: Many of you know I have had Saturn transiting through my 4th house for several years. It put the focus on home and family, and I admit, I was having difficulties. We live in close quarters so, you know...

What I did to see them all from Source perspective, and get happy with What is, was IMAGINE each individual member of the family in a way that perfectly delighted me and found an image that matched. I added myself to the mix, and visit the images when I need to remind myself how wonderful these people are. Here, let me show you:

Aaron
Virgo son
Sara
Aries Daughter-in-Law
 Kayla
Virgo Granddaughter
Kinayda*another Virgo* Grandson
 Son

Leo Grandson

KimGemini me :)

It's an amazing practice and has transformed a contrasting Home Sweet Home to a delightful one.

I'd love to hear what current transits you have now and what LOA techniques you're using to boost your manifesting. Hop on the comments to share, or ask questions.

Thanks for joining us. See you there!


Eclipse Season - Moonwalk by Catrin Welz-Stein

Ready for the Eclipse Season?

Eclipse Season - Moonwalk by Catrin Welz-SteinEclipse Season Image by Catrin Welz-Stein

The 2018 Eclipse Season is upon us. Are you ready?

Eclipse Season Dates

The first eclipse of the year is January 31/February 1 – a (Full Moon) Total Lunar Eclipse @11 Leo linking Sun-Moon-Nodes to Ceres, Venus and Neptune. The last time we had a Lunar Eclipse at this degree was January 1999.

This current eclipse is significant because it is not only a total eclipse, but also a 'blue' moon (second full moon of the month in the northern hemisphere) and a supermoon* or at it's perigee. Think of this as activating and heightening emotions, perspectives and sensations while possibly shortening fuses. This may not be negative for you at all. With awareness, you can use a 'short fuse' to release tolerations, setting free pent up emotions and clearing the air. Just know you might cut a wide swath. Without awareness, there could be fallout.

In your natal chart, attention is placed on opposite polarities like yin and yang, home and career, internal and external, Self and Others. You have a chance to balance life, especially in the houses touched by this eclipse. Namely, the houses where you find 11 Leo and 11 Aquarius. If you need help finding those houses, run through the simple steps below, or give a shout out in the comments.

TIMES for the January 31st/February 1st Eclipse

LA – Wednesday – 5.26 am
NY. – Wednesday – 8.26 am
LON – Wednesday – 1.26 pm
SYD – Thursday – 12.26 am

TIMES for the February 15th/16th Eclipse

February 15/16 is the (New Moon) Partial Solar Eclipse @27 Aquarius. This is a powerhouse time to start new projects, especially in in the area of life ruled by the house activated (see how to find that below).

LA – Thursday – 1.06 pm
NY - Thursday – 4.06 pm
LON – Thursday – 9.06 pm
SYD – Friday – 8.06 am

Eclipse Season in Perspective

In ancient times, eclipses were associated with dramatic events, political, geological or existential. Hence the apprehension many feel when an eclipse is impending. Luckily, it's not the 1400s anymore, and we aren't locked into a single perspective. We decide how we will align with these Sun-moon-node cycles. Most importantly, we focus on the gifts they bring.

By checking where the eclipse falls in your chart, we can be open to the positive, creative change on offer. It's easy to do. Just follow these simple steps.

For the Jan 31sr/Feb 1st Total Lunar Eclipse @11 Leo:

  1. Look at your natal chart (created on Astro.com or your favorite software)
  2. Check where 11 Degrees of Leo and 15 degrees of Leo falls
  3. Focus on those HOUSES to see where you will receive your cosmic gifts

For the Partial Solar Eclipse on February 15th/16th:

  1. Look at your natal chart (created on Astro.com or your fav software)
  2. Check where 27 degress of Aquarius is in your chart
  3. Look at that HOUSE to open to the kick-ass fresh start on offer

Prep for the Eclipse Season Gifts

Ways to prepare for the eclipse opportunities include:

  1. Revisit your core values
  2. Make a list of tolerations to release
  3. Think about home live vs. career - balanced?
  4. Clean and de-clutter the house, or even a drawer
  5. Clear up misunderstandings in relationships
  6. Get more rest
  7. Boost your nutrition
  8. Find more time to exercise
  9. Appreciate what is, just as it is
  10. Amp up self love

Let's talk more about this in the comments.

Happy eclipse season gifts! I'd love to hear how this shapes up for you.

xxKim

* A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.[1] The technical name is the perigee syzygy of the Earth–Moon–Sun system or more simply full (or new) Moon at perigee.[a]  - Read More....

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Bone Thrower's Oracle

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The Bone Thrower's Oracle

Hi Everyone, Happy New Year and welcome to the Bone Thrower's Oracle, a fun and insightful way to start you New Year 2018. It's a free, online, tarot card like oracle to check into with Higher Guidance via the powers of synchronicity.

The Story

Many of you know Kim Falconer does more than run calls and courses here at GoodVibeAstrology, and write the Daily Astro-LOA Flash. She's also an author of fiction - The Ava Sykes Series, Quantum Enchantment and Quantum Encryption (all six books are rich with astrology, spells and divination).

But you may not know that she's writing a new YA Fantasy series under the name of A K Wilder. Book one is out September 2018 and launches the Amassia series, a story about the world 250 million years in the future when the continents reform as one... and humans have taken a different evolutionary path. View the Map of Amassia and get a feel for the story on the 30 second clip.

The Bone Thrower's Oracle

If you want to see what message the oracle has for you, a black-robed savant is waiting to throw the bones and answer your most burning questions. Go to AKWilder.com and have a go.

It's the beta version, so please feel free to offer comments and suggestions for the new upgrade which will include some court cards. The images are done by the fabulous Anna Campbell Art.

History of the Bone Throwers

The Bone Throwers  wear black robes and raise nebulous phantoms. They carry bags of whistle bones carved from human and animal skeletons. Bones are thrown to discern the best times for planting, harvesting, hunting and war. They providing counsel to the high savants and magistrates. They also archive the records for each cast of the bones. But, most importantly, they determining the fate of Amassia’s children by measuring their path to enlightenment. Who will become savant? Non-savant? Determined marred and sacrificed to the sea? The tradition has governed the realms for thousands of years... until Ash is born. What her bones foretell, no one in the world is prepared for.

The Pitch that Sold the Series

Here's the visual pitch that sold the story last year. For those working on query letters and pitches for their own work, you can always drop in for feedback here.

Bone Thrower's Oracle - Pitch 1

Bone Thrower's Oracle - Pitch 2 Bone Thrower's Oracle - Pitch 4Bone Thrower's Oracle - Pitch 5Bone Thrower's Oracle - Pitch 6Enjoy the Online Oracle and Happy New Year 2018 Everyone! Check the calendar to the right for call dates, and swing over the GoodVibeU for the 2018 lineup there.

Love & Light,

Jeannette and Kimxx


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