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Planets Out of Bounds

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Planets out of bounds updated for 2020.

Out of Bounds (OOB) planets 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”.

Out of Bounds in the Natal Chart

Kim's OOB Natal Planets

 

Above are my OOB major planets. You can see Mercury, Venus and Mars are all OOB with Mercury and Venus Parallel of declination (almost exact) and Mercury and Mars Contra-Parallel of declination. Read more about declinations here, but know, the connections LINK them together in their 'out-there-ness'. Right away, think unconventional thoughts. It can be artistic, but can it be trained? Not easily, at least, not in the classical sense. Not inside the bounds.
Do you have a natal planet OOB? Let's discuss start a post on the forum.

Out of Bounds by Transit

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 the transiting degrees of the zodiac fall. Any planets there? Angles? If so, you want to pre-pave the best ever expansion you can imagine.

Upcoming Planets Out of Bounds for 2020

Mercury OOB 2019 - 2020

Enters 22 Dec 2019 6:54:32 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves 12 Jan 2020 8:47:05 am (EST +5:00)
Enters 16 May 2020 1:20:01 am (EDT +4:00)
Leaves 9 Jun 2020 11:41:22 pm (EDT +4:00)
Enters 12 Dec 2020 1:36:38 am (EST +5:00)
Leaves 4 Jan 2021 12:34:24 pm (EST +5:00)

Venus OOB - 2020

Enters 2 Apr 2020 2:14:27 am (EDT +4:00)
Leaves 1 Jun 2020 7:48:16 pm (EDT +4:00)

Mars OOB - 2020

Enters 9 Feb 2020 5:00:55 am (EST +5:00)
Leaves 2 Mar 2020 5:25:03 pm (EST +5:00)

Asteroid 433 Eros - 1898 DQ

Enters OOB June 17th, 2020
Leaves September 25th. 2020

Out of Bounds 2020Thoughts on this?

Feel free to start a post on the forum, or ask questions here.


Venus Rx 2018

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"Gold" by Michael Parkes

Venus Rx 2018 is upon us. Think of this time as a chance to prep for this powerful astrological event. The planet of love and money is already in the Rx zone, so let's talk about what this means for you and the ways you can leverage it to amp up your manifesting.

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Venus Rx Technicalities

Venus Rx is short hand for Venus Retrograde. It means that, from the perspective of the earth, Venus is transiting backwards through the zodiac, in this case from 10 Scorpio to 25 Libra. This happens once every 18 months and is part of the cycle of Morning Star and Evening Star, ie, when Venus makes her switch. Read all the details on the Synodic Cycles of Venus. There is a quick video tutorial where you can check out how Venus creates a five pointed star in her travels around the sun. The important thing to note in all this is that Venus is moving from the Evening Star to the Morning Star. It's the start of a whole new Venus transit cycle.

When is Venus Retrograde?

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Retrograde times and degrees by Cafe Astrology (Easter Standard Time - USA)

Venus Rx 2018 Align with the Stars Call

Jeannette and I are hosting a live call on Venus Rx, September 11, 2018 at 6pm Eastern (USA). We'll talk about the ins and outs of Venus, and retrograde planets in general, focusing on 'where' this is happening in your chart.

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

Check the Align with the Stars Calls schedule for details.

Things to do during Venus Rx 2018

Think about the four desires of Venus - attention, affection, appreciation, acceptance. Are these qualities alive and well in your life?

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

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

Be open to seeing or hearing from people from your past, including exes. Ask, what have I learned?

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

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

Things you might want to put on pause during Venus Rx 2018

Cosmetic surgery

Weddings

Partnership and collaboration launches

Makeovers

Shopping sprees

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

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

Decisions about short term relationship

Risky investments

Going further into debt

Venus Retrograde through the houses

First House -

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

Second House -

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

Third House -

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

Fourth House -

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

Fifth House -

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

Sixth House -

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

Seventh House -

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

Eighth House -

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

Ninth House -

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

Tenth House -

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

Eleventh House -

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

Twelfth House -

In the 12th house we meet what sustains and/or undoes us. Our job is to find and feed the sustaining aspects of Scorpio and Libra (in this case) the urge to bond, relate, engage, share, transform and change without becoming needy or controlling. With Venus Rx here, we meet others who represent our hidden side, the parts of ourselves we can't easily see. Use this time to give everyone the benefit of a doubt. Find compassion, openness and generosity. This is your relationship with your unconscious ... Dreams are everything.

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

inspiring-siamese-cat-smxxKim

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


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.

Cycles of Venus Michael Parkes

Cycles of Venus

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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 go into the maximum elongation and retrograde cycle in 2020. (see dates and degrees below)

Listen to the 2018 call where we talked 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.

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Transits of Venus Tutorial and Tips

Watch 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 for 2013-2014, but the concepts remain the same. See below for current position and upcoming Retrograde cycle of 2020.

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 - October 2018

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 - November 2018.

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

Maximum Elongation W - January 2019

When Venus is visible before sunrise, she is near her greatest western elongation. Another thirty-six days Venus reaches the maximum distance from the Sun, Note, this is never more than 47° away. At this time, Venus is moving at the same speed or faster than the sun. Catching up!

Superior Conjunction - August 2019

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.

Maximum Elongation E - March 2020

When Venus is visible after sunset,  she is near her greatest eastern elongation. At this point, we say Venus has reached her maximum distance from the Sun. Remember, this will never be more  than 47°  away from the Sun. In the chart, we note that Venus is not more than two signs 'behind' the sun. At this time, Venus starts to slow down.

Retrograde Station - May 2020

Finally, we have the Retrograde Station that leads back, Rx, to the new synodic cycle starting with the next inferior conjunction (June 2020) 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 Cycle 2018 - 2021

Now that you have that under your belt, check and see where Venus is now in her Synodic Cycle.

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From the Venus Phase Cycles

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Fascinating Mathematics

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 at the time of, your birth? It may have been a year or more back. Do your relationships spring from the matters of this house? Interesting, right?

Finally, check your past and present romantic interests' and family's charts

Are they in the same Venus synodic cycles as your chart? Different? You may notice a kind of simpatico with people in the same cycle as you.

Hopefully, this will get you in touch with the connection between astrology (the symbolic 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-amLast but not least, 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 join us on the forum to explore this, and other Astro-LOA topics more deeply.

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