26/08/2014

Predicticing Lucky Times

Lucky times in life often involve the planet Jupiter, but it could be another AFOG (another f****ing opportunity for growth). I read that amusing little phrase in one of my astrology books. I was making a habit of jotting down my transit experiences, and my Venus and Jupiter days were significant. Venus, usually referred to as the lesser benefic was often also present on fun and indulgent days as well as receiving gifts.

Transiting Venus in Taurus trine my natal Venus in Capricorn in the 5th: Partner's sister helped out financially and also gave us lots of presents for the children, toy car, netball, and football table along with a brand new bike - a few benefits.

Transiting Venus conjunct my Jupiter in Leo 11th House:
Enjoyable day at fun-fair, amusements with kids.

Transiting Venus square my Jupiter: Over indulged in chocolate pud on Saturday and then ice cream Sunday and lazy weekend watching Pretty Little Liars box-set on Netflix in bed.

The minor transits involving the benefics (Venus-Jupiter) can result in nice and enjoyable times, but on the larger scale of things its the bigger transits that give the larger payouts. A woman who won millions of pounds had her progressed Asc in Taurus reach the critical degree (29) and her life changed forever. Natally she possessed a Venus-Jupiter-Pluto t-square in her chart, and the natal promise was written in the horoscope.

Another man reported success for his family and experienced increased fortune in his publishing house. Transiting Jupiter (Fortune) was  conjunct NN in Cancer (Family). Transiting Uranus was also on Jupiter an extremely fortunate pairing is many cases. Sue Tompkins refers to Jupiter-Uranus as sudden strokes of luck. Saturn was also trine Venus and can many times equal stable finances. The individual considered this to be a fortunate time in his life for his family and business which was up 25%.

Jupiter-Pluto meeting in the chart often shows wealth increasing, loans given, and wealth pouring into the individual's life. The wheel of fortune often turns the individual's way. However, it has also been present in challenging times and as a result making a crisis and its magnitude vastly worse.

According to Carol Rushman in her book The Art of Predictive Astrology: Forecasting Your Life Events , your chart has to promise this kind of luck or it's not going to happen. Here are some indicators for luck and success with my silly comment in brackets.

  • Income is shown by the second and eighth houses.
  • Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in positive aspect to Venus/and or Jupiter bring wealth. Uranus to Jupiter or Venus can be sudden, unexpected windfall.
  • A client with good Neptune/Jupiter aspects seems to be able to manifest money. Faith and beliefs manifest money. (I believe, I believe - ha ha).
  • Pluto can bring inherited wealth. It can indicate great wealth. Multimillionaire charts have Pluto/Jupiter or Pluto/Venus connections.
  • Venus trine Saturn can bring wealth, through property or real estate.
  • Sun in the second house making several aspects. Sun unaspected in second house is more limited.
  • Sun in one of the angular houses.
  • 8th house placements can accumulate wealth.
  • Planets at 27, 28, 29, can achieve something special. Most often in Earth and Water, although all the signs have been seen. 29 degrees Taurus-Scorpio can be bankrupt.
  • Venus/Jupiter can marry money.
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Pluto in 1st House

Those with Pluto in the 1st house often have an intense gaze and powerful persona, and these people are intensely aware of themselves. There is a deep intensity of self-expression, and they are inclined to be wholeheartedly and passionately involved in whatever interests them.

Moreover, the individual can dramatically change life directions which will be reflected in changes of hairstyle, clothing and even relationships. There is a powerful sense of personal survival, and particularly in expression of their physical appearance and identity. They tend to go to extremes, and make more moderate souls feel uneasy. The older textbook readings on any planets in the first house are always good for poking fun at our appearance as it relates so much to our outer being, but one mustn't take it literally it can relate more to a feeling that a person projects rather than a physical characteristic, but at other-times there can be something particularly striking about the person's appearance.

I was born with Pluto in the 1st house and have always wanted to better understand how this planet influences...The first description of Pluto that appeared in German literature in the 1930s were very amusing. In a German book I read about Pluto in the 1st house: "The natives eyebrows meet in the middle. He has the features of a werewolf, and a hairy chest." This annoyed me; I had always envied other men with hairy chests. Continuing, I learnt that I would be "a criminal who is addicted to black magic." Paul Mahler Dam

Pluto in the 1st house may need to deal with issues of power – their own and others. The individual resents being controlled, and this may perhaps cause them to go to extremes in asserting their will which often results in power-struggles. They are profoundly influenced by powerful and charismatic figures whom they model themselves after. For some who have this placement, the world is not seen as a safe place, and they keep tight control over themselves and others, so learning to use personal power appropriately is an issue for them.

The person may also be a powerful individualist, but they can be hard to get know deeply. Wherever Pluto is placed it demands we get a life-changing makeover and don’t take anything for granted. It is thought that the real path to transformation often involves a journey to hell, a state of containment in the darkness, and eventually, new beginnings.

Pluto rising often have a series of incarnations. Their lives fall into distinct chapters, each of which has a recognisable beginning and ending. They are one way for a few years, doing a particular profession, wearing a particular kind of clothing, exhibiting a particular kind of personality, espousing a particular set of values. Then something happens - not always visible - and they become somebody completely different. They build a new personality out of the ashes of the old. The former life is gone forever, and something new starts which may go on for five or ten or twenty years. And the same thing happens again. By Liz Greene

The individual will quite often have a powerful impact on other people – but may also alienate them. In response they draw on their own depth of determination and commitment. Pluto demands they find new ways to express themselves. Pluto in the 1st house is about self-discovery, and the person experiences a rebirth of raw potential, will-power and restructuring of the personality. These folks have unlimited inner strength and energy that overwhelms everything. Positively they can be a potent force for change, growth and healing in the world.
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Moon-Pluto Aspects in the Horoscope

With Moon-Pluto aspects in the natal chart everything is a struggle, and experienced as dangerous. The transformative intensity makes it impossible to relate blandly or in a superficial manner. Everything becomes loaded with significance, and they make instinctive psychologists from the beginning.

 What's more is the emotions are extremely volatile, stormy, passionate and uncontrollable. The emotional life can be unusually demanding and overtime becoming acutely aware of beginnings and endings.Usually the person feels regenerated and anew after an intense, cathartic release.

The person has a blood-passion kind of feeling, but can often feel an overwhelming sense of paranoia and overbearing neediness that can suffocate others in close relationship. Those with this contact must force themselves to confront their emotions, and it usually demands a meeting with one's dark side otherwise toxic feelings can rise to the surface, perhaps years later, bursting out inappropriately, destroying relationships they hold dear.  Moon/Pluto's difficult emotional moments often involve hateful feelings, jealousy, rage or resentment.  Sometimes experiencing life-threatening betrayals and nursing wrongdoings, personal insults, and grievances.

Some interpretations state that Moon-Pluto means that they have to make a fresh start in life, one that amends past mistakes. According to Paul Mahler Dam the effect of Pluto is to redirect or refocus expereinces, knowledge and relationships, sometimes reaching beyond birth into a previous experience, since Pluto plays a significant role in the course of one's destiny.

The rich emotional rewards of this contact can be amazing, and they usually make wonderful psychotherapists, healers, and function exceptionally well in crisis situations, and can sense what is going on under the surface. They really need to find a subject that feel completely passionate about, something to delve deeply into and there is a sensitivity to which is not seen or spoken. Pluto rules the deepest levels of the unconscious and it can also access parts of the mind that have been shut off from conscious awareness.

Moon-Pluto possesses a a powerful psychic sense and many Pluto people are interested in magic and the invisible realm and what this really refers to is the process of changing something.  The ability to transform and they do well as  artists, actors or writers, anywhere they can bring their depth of emotion and the magical art of bringing new life to any role.
“There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion. The woman whose fate it is to be a disturbing element is not solely destructive, except in pathological cases. Normally the disturber is herself caught in the disturbance; the worker of change is herself changed, and the glare of fire she ignites both illuminates and enlightens all the victims of the entanglement. What seemed a senseless upheaval becomes a process of purification.”

Liz Greene’s view in Dynamics of the Unconscious: Seminars in Psychological Astrology Volume 2 (Seminars in Psychological Astrology, Vol 2) , takes an unnerving look at Moon-Pluto aspects and its connection to depression as well as the parental influence.

Sometimes it helps to look more honestly at the mother, not in order to blame her, but to see what may have lurked beneath her surface. This can also make a difference. To realize that she may not have been the strong, self-sacrificing person one thought, but that she may have been deeply bitter and despairing, or perhaps even at the edge of a breakdown – that can be a shock, but unless one can perceive this dimension of her life, one will project all kinds of things onto her. I have heard people describe Moon-Pluto as “cold,” but Pluto is never cold. It can be vindictive, and can make the family suffer because the person has been so humiliated by the denial of emotional needs. But the “cold” mother needs a closer look. Depression is not mutually exclusive of love, and to recognise one’s mother may have been deeply unhappy during ones childhood does not automatically mean that she was unloving. But she may have been emotionally starving and turned to her child for solace from her unhappiness- which of course means turning the child into mother, while the mother is secretly the child…Moon-Pluto is not a “rare” aspect. It represents one of several typical family constellations….To use a rather brutal image, it is like drinking poisoned milk. The personal mother is the mediator of the archetypal mother for her child, and of she is wondering blind and despairing in the dark, then she will inadvertently mediate only the Dark Mother – which means, on a more human level, and experience of life which is negative, hopeless, bitter, and bleak. The depression will come out in the child.


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24/08/2014

The Astrology Of Fate

The Astrology of Fate by Liz Greene is about a weighty topic, probably as heavy and intense as one can get and suitably connected to Pluto in astrology. Greek tragedy has often dealt with the questions of fate and destiny, evoking images that we are merely playthings of the gods. Many long philosophical debates have taken place over this issue. In Greek mythology the gods themselves were often afflicted with jealousy, greed, and lust.

The book about human destiny is essentially about Pluto. Fate means what is already written and in psychology it is linked with the unconscious and how we develop. The pattern that unfolds overtime underlies human destiny, and is thought to have a guiding hand on a person's life story, script, and fate.

One thing that has developed with  psychology is that the mind and body are unified, and the psyche is open to development and the individual lives out the chart in their own particular way. Alice Bailey must also believe the unconscious is controlling the destiny of the individual for she believes that when man steadily becomes consciously aware then man takes more control of his destiny and fate.

"What is the ultimate truth about ourselves? Various answers suggest themselves: we are a bit of stellar matter gone wrong. We are physical machinery - puppets that strut and talk and laugh and die as the hand of time pulls the strings beneath. But there is one elementary inescapable answer. We are that which asks the question." Sir Arthur Eddington

Of course fatalism is hard for many people to accept, assuming that we have no control over our lives. Free-will is something equally hard for people to come to terms with; the issue of self-responsibility is not something we always want face. Life is filled with a number of choices, and those decisions end up making an impact on daily life, living, and the course is set for further expereinces. Perhaps our attitude alone will determine whether, in facing difficult life experiences, we will curse our fate or whether we will grow drastically by learning the lessons we need dealing with what Liz Greene terms the "necessity" of Pluto.

It was Jung who famously pointed out:
The Psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate. That is to say, when the individual...does not become conscious of his inner contradictions, the world must act out the conflict and be torn into opposite halves.
According to Bepin Behari in Esoteric astrology our time of birth is chosen by a greater intelligence to suit the best circumstances for our growth and the soul comes to the world when the planetary flow of energy for that specific course of life is most helpful..
We think of a human being as a distinct definable creature, and its life as complex: ..."a glorious accident" a perpetual instruction in cause and effect" "a flame that is always burning itself out" ..."a play of passion" " a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel". An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain

The need for meaningful events that provoke individual development, and fate possessing ‘absolute knowledge’ of what the individual needs and is going to need in their unfolding life is covered at the beginning of the book. The talk of ‘arrangements’ and how certain people are brought together, or an external situation happening at the right moment is extremely fascinating. Early in the introduction the author states that it is not her intention to convince anybody of fate, and she doesn’t know what to call it. The astrologer is prepared to call it fate, but says there are no answers to whether we are fated or free.

Liz Greene has no idea whether we can change our fate, or if fate alters along the line. The author doesn’t know whether some people are more fated than others, but through her work she believes that some people are on the literal level. It really is a fascinating read and raises more and more questions about our fate. I possess the older version of the book illustrated with the picture of a new born baby raised above an astrological chart; the umbilical cord stretching out towards the universe, and a clock measuring the time of birth, and time itself, and there is also a padlock opened with a key. It’s one of my favourite astrology book covers, and very symbolic of the chains of fate, destiny and free-will.

Fate means: It has been written. For something to be written with much immovability by an utterly unseen hand is a terrifying thought. It implies not only powerlessness, but the dark machinery of some vast impersonal wheel…..There is equal difficulty with the more mystical approach to fate, for by severing the unity of the body and spirit in order to seek refuge from the structures of fate, the individual creates an artificial disassociation from his own natural law, and may invoke from the outer world what he is avoiding in the inner. The Astrology of Fate
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Songs of the Zodiac: Pisces


Pisces, the twelfth and last sign of the zodiac, is a mutable water sign. Pisces is said to be the most misunderstood, secretive and complex signs. The dichotomy in their natures is clearly represented by the glyph for Pisces, showing two fish swimming in opposite directions. The fish is a total underwater creature, indicating that Pisces feels comfortable, completely submerged by water, and longs to explore the endless depths of the ocean, secret caverns, and hidden treasure. The Ocean is also said to be a prolific symbol for the unconscious, and they delight in retreating into a private fantasy world. Pisces is attuned to the deep undercurrents of the collective psyche, bound up in chaos and blurred reality, the fishes need to protect themselves from exploitation, and tend to give indiscriminately.

In Pisces there are no boundaries and no superiority amongst people, and they are concerned with universal truth, wholeness and unity. Famous for their escapist tendencies, Pisces tends to slip away from the harsher realities of life. Some Pisceans will tend to drift through life and can be vague and dreamy, and will ignore or "tune out" problems in the hope that they will go away. The tendency towards alcoholism and addiction, a condition usually linked to the fishes, and its ruler Neptune is really an expression of their powerful, unconscious longing to go back home. The notion of savior, martyr and redeemer all belong to the motif of Pisces.

"I don't think I would call Pisces bitter. But world-weariness is perhaps an appropriate description. By the time one has got to the end of the zodiac, one has seen it all. There is a quality of sadness in Pisces, which is possibly one of the chief motivations toward the search for transcendent meaning which is so powerful in this sign. It is as though Pisces carries within it the expereinces of the previous eleven signs, and has lost the capacity to get attached to any one path or object in life. This melancholy quality is innate, although it is not melancholy in a Capricorn way - it is more a quest for a higher or deeper reality which can make sense of the apparent  transience of earthly life. It is this sadness, and an innate empathy with all suffering life, which creates a fund of compassion for Pisces. Dynamics of the Unconscious: Seminars in Psychological Astrology Volume 2 (Seminars in Psychological Astrology, Vol 2)

In true chameleon fashion, Pisces is as changeable as the sea and they often flow with the current.The body is often experienced as a prison, and they regularly fall into illness and depression, instability and delusions. The individual born under the sign of Pisces is ultra sensitive, compassionate and kind, and on the surface they represent a delicate vulnerability and fragility. Pisceans have an otherworldly quality and truly empathetic nature, and are easily touched by the feelings and plights of others.

Pisces completes the phase of the four social signs, and dissolves all boundaries that existed. Pisceans are also known for their instincts and flood of emotional and imaginative in-pouring and out-pouring. Art, music, poetry and the imagination express the ‘hidden’ watery depths and the treasure lost and buried at the bottom of the sea. Creative outlets help to heal some of that ‘homesick’ feeling which they are so often afflicted with.

Saltwater (By Julian Lennon)
Driftwood (Travis)
Alcoholic (Starsailor)
Silent Movie (Natasha Bedingfield)
Vanishing (Mariah Carey)
Blur (Britney Spears)
Fragile (Delta Goodrem)
Silence (Aly and AJ)
In the Arms of an Angel (Sarah Mclachlan)
Like the Sea (Alicia Keys)
Diving in the Deep End (Natalie Imbruglia)
My Immortal (Evanescence)
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Mercury-Jupiter #knowitall

mercury jupiter aspects astrology
I looked up the chart of the man called the "know-it-all" on his quest to become the smartest person in the world. His name is A.J Jacobs and I have been reading his book The Know it All.
It recounts his experience of reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica; all 32 volumes of the 2002 edition, extending to over 33,000 pages with some 44 million words. He set out on this endeavor to become the "smartest person in the world". The book is organized alphabetically in encyclopedia format and recounts both interesting facts from the encyclopedia and the author's experiences. By Wiki
Astrologically A.J has Mercury opposite Jupiter, but in fact also has a t-square involving Mercury-Jupiter-Neptune. So, there you go, and maybe the interpretation of Mercury-Jupiter (below) is not such an EXAGGERATION after all. As well as being informative the book is really #humourous and an enjoyable read.

As a clever procrastination device, I pile all the volumes on the floor in one big stack. It reaches past my nipples. Four foot two!Practically a Danny Devito of knowledge. I do a little shadowbox with my new adversary, feint a right jab, then step back and look at it again. It's a disturbing sight. Is this whole endeavor really a bright idea? Is this the best use of my time? Maybe I should try and accomplish something easier, like taking a course at Columbia University or buying a new bathing suit. But no, I 've made a commitment. I plunk the first volume on my lap. It feels weighty. It feels learned. It feels good. When I crack it open, the sturdy spine gives me pleasant amount of hesitance. And then I start to read. By The Know it All, The Year of Living Biblically, and My Life as an Experiment.
 The Jupiterian quest for more information and to be the smartest (mercury) may have been satisfied, but then Jupiter can never be fully satisfied.
Mercury conjunct, square or opposite Jupiter shows an enthusiastic mind, with a large appetite for knowledge, it can sometimes reflect the restless mind with a quite a collection of books. Areas of interest may be in philosophy, religion, public relations, publicity, journalism, travel, publishing, law and justice. Anything that expands the mind is often pursued and usually the bigger the better. According to Sue Tompkins these people can sometimes be found “embarking on 50 major studies at one time. “Well, maybe not fifty, but a quite a few. That Jupiter statement illustrates a Mercury-Jupiter failing, the tendency to exaggerate!” Exaggeration or not those with this aspect seek, like Zeus, to have as many conquests as possible, but not in the sexual sense, more in the world of knowledge, communication and breadth of understanding. Mercury-Jupiter Aspects
Sounds all very Mercury-Jupiter
Apart from the sheer pleasure of scaling a major intellectual mountain, Jacobs figured reading the encyclopedia from beginning to end would fill some gaps in his formal education and greatly increase his "quirkiness factor." Reading alphabetically through whole topics he never knew existed meant he'd accumulate huge quantities of trivia to insert into conversations with unsuspecting victims. As his wife shunned him and cocktail party guests edged away, Jacobs started testing his knowledge in a hilarious series of humiliating adventures: hobnobbing at Mensa meetings, shuffling off to chess houses, trying out for the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, visiting his old prep school, even competing on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Indeed, one of the book's strongest parts is its laugh-out-loud humor. Jacobs's ability to juxtapose his quirky, sardonic wit with oddball trivia make this one of the season's most unusual books. 
They thought he'd give up on his quest, but fortunately he did not, for his recap manages to impart the joys of learning, along with a lot of laughs. The alphabetical arrangement of his book allows Jacobs to share highlights, many of which show his fixation on the morbid, the insane, and the grotesque in history. Cort├ęs had syphilis. Descartes had a fetish for cross-eyed women. Throughout, the author digresses with anecdotes about such things as his trip to a Mensa meeting, his visit with Alex Trebek, and (mainly) his wife's attempts to get pregnant. While the pregnancy woes probably won't hold the same resonance with teens as with adults, they are all short, and soon there is another funny or gross item. As Jacobs wraps up, he leaves readers with the sense of satisfaction and wistfulness that often occurs when finishing a particularly satisfying book, only multiplied by the magnitude of what he has accomplished. This is a love note to human knowledge and the joys of obtaining it. - Jamie Watson, Harford County Public Library, MD
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Astro Tumblr

A Reminder about my Astroplace Tumblr Blog, sometimes I go quiet and don't post for a while maybe my Piscean nature striking out, but I have a pulse on there lately. However, it is pretty much the same material here. Sometimes altered to fit the picture or gif, but otherwise it's all the same. I write enough content on here so tumblr is an extension of this stuff - more in snapshots and is good for continuous astrofixes through the day as I usually post about 6 or 7 posts. If you do follow (thanks) like and share a lot ;-p as it pushes me up in the search through the more likes and shares a post receives..... Here are a few posts below...

Libra 













Libra is usually graceful in nature and they are sensitive to colour, good taste, love and design.


Libra

 

For Libra, symmetry, balance and mirroring are her art forms. Part of life may involve the fight between good and evil or the beautiful and ugly, believing that goodness will always win out in the end.

Libra

 

Libra creates new ideals of human relationship, laws and legal systems that breed inequality.


Moon-Pluto Transits 

 

Moon conjunct Pluto, Moon square Pluto, Moon trine Pluto, and Moon opposite Pluto in transit habitually end one chapter in our lives and begin another. Many other life-altering events that occur under a Moon-Pluto transit that include hysterectomies, uncovering a life threatening illness, suffering from a family bereavement, or experiencing an abusive relationship. She may experience trouble getting pregnant, sexual problems, miscarriage or an abortion. On every level there is a deep and profound loss of some kind. We reach the depths of Pluto and emerge from the experience with more life, experience and a new found understanding on every level. Pluto transits signify leaving one level existence for another, and this usually means that we let go of something in our life. Moon-Pluto transits can bring some form of crisis into our personal lives, and during this time we will experience our emotional life and body more intensely and there might be literal or figurative life and death issues to deal with…Moon-Pluto is woman’s evolution…

Pluto

 

 Pluto in astrology is the archetype of the transformative, evolutionary force which releases powerful energy.

Moon in Scorpio

 

 The subjects which interest Moon in Scorpio may be of an esoteric nature and they enjoy pursuing the secrets of the universe and investigating unsolved mysteries. The forbidden, taboo and subconscious are other pursuits that appeal to their dark nature. Scorpio never takes a situation at face value and understands that there is always more below the surface that others do not see…

Scorpio

 

Scorpio likes to get to the bottom of things, and doesn’t give up.

 12th House

 

 How to interpret 12th house planets? Buy a Ouija board! The mysterious, strange house filled with mystique and it is the area of the the chart said to rule the unconscious forces at work.

Pisces

 

 Pisces can slip into uncharted depths. It’s also the sign of disintegration, and the sad thing is that a lot of Pisces people are highly creative, but they fall down dangerous channels chasing the next high and seeking oblivion through substances for the illusory sense of oneness.

Neptune

 

 Many people born under this nebulous planet (Neptune) can lose touch with the “real” world, but they understand it to be another reality as real as this one…

Moon in Aquarius

 

 Aquarian principles are concerned with social issues, ethical standards and equality. This means that they are far more concerned about matters that pertain to mankind rather than one individual. The Moon in Aquarius is emotionally charged with futuristic qualities and they instinctively know about social trends before they appear and are nourished by ideas and patterns at work.

Aquarius

  The Aquarian’s work involves enhancing the consciousness of the collective, and striving for some form of utopia. The ultimate goal is the enlightenment of society, and for man to become godlike, perfect and less-labored.
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22/08/2014

Uranus - Geometry

Uranus is related to subjects that are usually scientific, and the original science meant - scientia (knowledge). Other Uranian topics are sociology, computers, and astronomy. Astrology also falls under the Uranus umbrella  and contains a mathematical element that attracts those of an Uranian spirit looking for enlightenment as it imparts higher knowledge of each human individual life as mapped out by the planets at birth. Uranus is a planet in astrology that is linked to supreme self-consciousness, generally meaning that it uplifts humans up to a cosmic level, and holds the knowledge of everything.

The geometry side of Uranus was explained by astrologer Liz Greene The Art of Stealing Fire and it opened my mind to the broader dimensions of the planet as it related to the whole of the universe.

“In order to get a better grasp of this dimension of Uranian vision, you should all read John Addey’s book, Harmonics in astrology: An introductory textbook to the new understanding of an old science, as well as Working with Astrology: The Psychology of Harmonics, Midpoints, and Astro-Carto-Graphy (Contemporary Astrology) by Charles Harvey and Mike Harding. It is also worth remembering that Jung, who was steeped in astrology as well as Platonic philosophy, and who had an Aquarian Ascendant with Saturn rising closely opposite Uranus, used number and Geometry as the basis of his mapping of the psyche. The trinity, the quarternity, and the circle are fundamental to Jung’s understanding of the personality. A major part of his three alchemical volumes, Psychology and Alchemy, Alchemical Studies, and Mysterium Coniunctionis, is devoted to the exploration of the geometric structure of the psyche…The dimension of astrology which is suggested by Uranus is its fundamental design. This conveys to us the workings of the “mind of God”, the cosmos as a unified whole. Every student in astrology has to start with the fact that everything in astrology is geometrically based, and functions through orderly numerical sequences. There are twelve signs, which are derived from the division of the ecliptic into four (by two equinoxes and two solstices), and then into twelve. There are three signs in each of the four elements, four signs in each quality, and three qualities. Everything is rooted in the magic of the compasses. The major aspects are derivatives of three and four. When one steps back and views the astrological system as a geometric design, its beauty and symmetry are breathtaking. By Liz Greene
The Universe is constructed from a mathematical fabric. Plato believed God to be a Geometer. Sir Isaac Newton supposed the planets were originally thrown into orbit by God. The world, the universe, and nature can be reliably understood using mathematics. I do not know if God is a mathematician, but mathematics is the loom upon which God weaves the fabric of the Universe. 
If the Cosmos was suddenly frozen, and all movement ceased, a survey of its structure would not reveal a random distribution of parts. Simple geometrical patterns, for example, would be found in profusion -from the spirals of galaxies to the hexagonal shapes of snow crystals. Set the clockwork going, and its parts move rhythmically to laws that often can be expressed by equations of surprising simplicity. And there is no logical or priori reason why these things should be so. The Loom of God: Tapestries of Mathematics and Mysticism

Though in the same book it also calls studies, like astrology and numerology the wild side of mathematics.

 “The Wild Side of Mathematics” During the early days, both science and math have been connected with fictitious beliefs. Astronomy with astrology, chemistry with alchemy, and mathematics with numerology. 

Astrology is really a picture of own 'miniature universe' that is drawn up using the day, time and place of our birth. Everybody experiences the world differently we all have our own personal design. The art of astrology involves studying human behaviour and it works in conjunction with psychology and we can make a hypothesis about what is going on in an individual’s life, inside of his own ‘space’ with the use of this Promethean art. Astrology deals with a universal design and hidden order, and one of the important lessons I think that it imparts is that we be in our lives.  Of course the question always asked is whether our birth charts are predestined or random throws of the cosmic dice.

The Stoics said the goal (telos, end' or purpose) of life is to live consistently and to live in harmony with the nature of the universe and we do this by excelling with regard to our own nature. If an individual wants to take an alchemist's view of astrology than the human being is the 'base material' that wishes to change himself to gold. It is desirable that each of us know the “setting” of our particular world, at our birth and throughout life.

To this knowledge of our status and our relationship with the cosmos, Astrology affords a continuously helpful clue. Enlightened self-interest, then, should move you to Page Your Fate, and make it serve you most effectively towards a creative career of power, wisdom, beauty and joy. Evangeline Adams.
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Understanding the Future

Lyn Birkbeck's, "Understanding the Future" is about the upcoming transits from now until 2020 and was published in 2008.:

" Hold on tight - the next dozen years are set to be the most momentous of our lives. Humanity stands at a crossroads between a continuous descent into dark materialism and the spiritual path back to the light. And a great cosmic event is forcing this elemental choice upon us - now.

Understanding the future reveals the great Pluto-Uranus alignments of the past, from the period of Roman history convulsed by the slave revolt of Spartacus to the most recent wave, in the 1960's, which ushered in an era of unprecedented cultural and technological revolution."

The author makes some predictions of what may happen in the upcoming years through these energy shifts. Lyn Birckbeck, firmly believes that these times can be harnessed constructively. Major Saturn/Pluto transits are discussed as he takes a look back at history. He has found that this particular contact seems to coincide at the time of major earthquakes, and only recently, earthquakes hit both Haiti and Chile, during our current Saturn-Pluto phase.

" Saturn is the ground we stand upon; Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld, is underground. When they come into collision during Major Storms, this can manifest as government versus guerrilla/insurgent, or in a literal way as geophysical upheavals - mainly earthquakes. As you will find throughout this book, Major Storms involving any of the planets can stress the actual physical state of the planet Earth, but it would seem that Saturn/Pluto, by virtue of what they represent, are particularly 'responsible' for earthquakes and the like." By Lyn Birkbeck

The Uranus/Pluto conjunction of the 60s did not pass without revolt and those born during that time will always carry within the spirit of the rebellious revolutions especially if they have strong luminaries contacting this anarchistic combo.  The symbol meant that there was an urgent need for change and transformation and crisis, conflict and eruptions can move at an accelerated pace that is frightening and it represented a political uprising with incredible forces in social movements and those with this conjunction feel this same energy and urgent need to revolutionize society and be a part of changing the world.

The Uranus/Pluto square predictions given in Birkbeck's book suggest that it will bring an increase in mental illness, anti-social feelings and increasing health problems. The possibility of outrageous forms of art and music surfacing expressing this deep, intense, revolutionary period.  A rise in gangs and violence is also foreseeable. Technological advances and exciting discoveries on the way. However, past innovations might have a downside and serious side effects begin to show. The very real threat of internet crisis, political changes/shocks and nuclear bomb threats and accidents - writing that Uranus/Pluto and Saturn/Pluto are very 'nuclear vulnerable'.
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Dream Big: Jupiter-Neptune

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The Jupiter-Neptune aspect is linked to any experience that broadens our awareness, such as the pursuit of knowledge, higher education and travel. Neptune stimulates Jupiter's expansiveness and idealism and represents individuals who possess wonderful compassion, sense of idealism and dreamy nature. However, when Jupiter forms a hard aspect to Neptune it may cloud and distort Jupiter's judgement and vision. For Jupiter-Neptune, reality (Saturn) is often a bitter pill to swallow.

You can often find a powerful religious tone to this natal aspect, and it is frequently found in the charts of preachers and religious workers, and any individual who may sacrifice themselves for a greater cause. When Jupiter and Neptune connect the individual needs to believe in something, and  without religious faith or beliefs, it can be a dark and bleak reality. According to atheist Richard Dawkins, he contends that faith is merely belief without evidence, a process of non-thinking. A practice he believes only degrades our understanding of the natural world by allowing us to make a claim about reality that is based solely on personal thoughts, and possibly distorted perceptions. Many Jupiterian's and Neptunian's would strongly disagree with his idea and view of life. Yet, the painful truth is that beliefs cannot always be proven, and there is some truth to his statement that belief is very often without evidence and this contact truly asks the individual to believe.

Jupiter expands; therefore, its connections to Neptune increase sensitivity, physically as well as mentally and emotionally....Deep attractions to metaphysics as well as more ordinary expressions or religious belief and philosophical systems prevail. This contact can even indicate true mystics. A great many with this contact can find peace and contentment most easily by involving themselves in a search for inner truth that leads to living from the heart. True ethical behavior springs from a sense of kindness and compassion (Neptune) and justice (Jupiter), epitomized by the most positive expression of this contact. Celestial Psychology: An Astrological Guide to Growth and Transformation

Jupiter-Neptune can be fanatical in their beliefs, and have grandiose dreams. If these dreams fail, this often leads to great disappointment and disillusionment. Both Jupiter and Neptune are expansive energies and the tendency to overdo things is  here, along with a sense of being unrealistic. Perhaps they are a victim of their own psychology, believing and dreaming that they really can soar above the clouds and across the oceans. Often there is great impracticality, and excessive idealism, but there is also tremendous sensitivity present, and sometimes a great love of animals a compassionate nature and great humanitarian impulses. Sue Tompkins has described this aspect as having a misplaced belief in one's own sainthood. However, when faced with the bleakest moments in our present, it helps to have these people around to inspire us to hope and dream for a better tomorrow.
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20/08/2014

The Psychology of the Moon

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The soulful Moon is what we look to when assessing what we need to feed ourselves with emotionally and physically. In fact, many eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia are usually seen through challenging aspects to the natal Moon. According to Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis., the author says that emotions are vitally important and infants deprived of handling over a long period of time sink into an irreversible decline, and prone to succumb to disease. “In effect, this means that emotional deprivation can have a fatal outcome.”

In many cases, especially in the early part of life the Moon is more powerful than the Sun - being that dark passive side. In ancient astrology the Moon was thought to rule creation and a time when the human being was ready to be ensouled. The Moon also directs the emotional side of any individual, and this part can be especially hard to fathom. The lunar part of the personality governs over remembering, dreaming and belonging, taking us back to our sepia coloured past, and to that nocturnal scent of something passed. It is also responsible for our reminiscing, recollections, and musings as well as the divide between the conscious and the pull of the unconscious.

With sprinklings of nostalgia, and dripping with emotional residue the Moon is the ruler of the days and the years and time gone by. It rules over what happened, but what really matters is how we recorded it and this always requires our participation, as well as personal bias. It is thought that many people edit or entirely rewrite previous experiences - unknowingly and unconsciously. The same way we remember nursery rhymes when prodded by a couple of lines, the emotional aspect of the Moon when triggered can bring up a whole host of memories in its back catalogue of recordings. It can involve wonderful recollections of childhood, but also painful ones that disrupt life, and the individual is sometimes left endlessly repeating habitual mistakes.

The Moon in astrology represents a deep valuing of the past, and a deep sense of history, describing where we come from and where a part of us will always belong.  To feel emotionally content we need to feel a sense of roots in life or we become incredibly anxious and afraid. Some people hunger to go back to the place they were born, others need to find a lifelong partner and soul mate to feel really at home; some people feel that career or the material world is where they feel most emotionally secure.

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Memory works strangely on the passage of time, however, for to remember is to make past moments present. If time’s passage is like a line, then memory bends the line into a circle, or rather into a spiral, for we know very well that when we revisit the past in memory we are not in the past but have only made the past present for a while. And we know that our reliving of the past is imperfect: we have forgotten some of the details, or repressed them, or polished them up with the glamour of delusion, hope, or love…Memories are imprecise and conceptual, faded not lived; the experience of an art work corrects these limitations. So does the apprehension of a ghost, and so too do dreams where the encounter with revenants most often occurs. Thus dreams—which typically also offer rooms or landscapes in which the repeated, beloved past can be enacted.  Compacting time

It is the hidden dimension of the lunar aspect of the personality that rules the inner messages we received in childhood and reflects the feelings that take over consciousness. The Moon is essentially the ruler of what we were, presiding over the shadows of days gone, but always remembered deep within the soul. Within the Moon hides a deep yearning for approval, and a strong need to belong and be part of a family as it is extremely security orientated. Many of the Moon's hang-ups involve emotional insecurity, uncertainty, timidity and fearfulness.

The sign, house placement and aspects of the Moon, also reveal where we act compulsively and in what manner, especially when we are feeling insecure and unsafe. The Moon in the 2nd house may need possessions, money and physical objects to feel safe. Those with the Moon in 7th house crave other people; the Moon in the 11th house might need a social group in order to feel secure. The Moon in Gemini needs to socialize, talk, read and make connections with people. How can we tell if we're acting emotionally hungry in that area? Usually there is a compulsive need, over-dependency, clinging and anxiety in that particular part of the chart. Wherever the Moon is placed is also where we emotionally react, and where we experience the lunar cycles, where things tend to fluctuate and feel most cyclical. It is also where our most ingrained habit responses lie, and conditioning occurs. Any unfulfilled needs tend to play out more hungrily in the house, sign and aspects to the Moon and represent the touchy areas of the emotional self and where we are rendered highly sensitive.

The Moon is our emotional undercurrents, and it can be where our dependencies reveal themselves, attachments form, and fluctuation of feelings occurs. The Moon rules over the sign of Cancer and Isabel Hickey Astrology, A Cosmic Science: The Classic Work on Spiritual Astrology writes, ”The most subconscious of all the signs, everything being latent and hidden. Cancer is at the mercy of their moods one day up another day down, with difficulty cutting the umbilical cord that binds them to the past. The personality is an unlit room.”  The moon also tends to describe what we find comforting or at least familiar. Everyone feels anxiety from time to time and this is only natural. It becomes a problem when lunar hunger dominates the personality, basically the moon likes to feel comfy and we like others to ask how we are feeling ‘on the inside’ it is associated with the deepest part of the psyche.

The Moon can represent the whole round of womanhood, the eternal feminine, the womb and container of life, in each of the various stages. The Luminary in one month travels through all 12 signs of the zodiac and has a close relationship to our fluctuating moods and menstrual cycles. The Moon is nocturnal and reflects our emotional side, unconscious, feeling responses and soul nature. It also reveals our basic needs, and according to some astrologers the shadow side of the Moon is the monster that devours everything.

Lights Out.
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19/08/2014

Moon Conjunct Square Opposite Neptune

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Those with the Moon conjunct square or opposite Neptune possess a strong sensitivity, empathy and compassion. The individual is like an emotional sponge, so they need to be careful about the company they keep. Negative energy tends to sap them of their strength, and unless there are strong boundaries indicated by other parts of the horoscope the person is wide open and feels guilty when they say “no” to others.

The desire to be at one with others opens their heart fully and some people will seduce and take advantage of them. They may also be held back from fulfilling their dreams through not wanting to upset close relationships and so one of the biggest tasks they face is learning how to be more emotionally independent.  It is important for Moon-Neptune people to fully express their own needs, wants, and wishes, and stronger boundaries need to be erected. The energy can easily submerge itself in others and they need be clear if they are acting as themselves or unconsciously tuning into the needs of the other.  It can be fascinating to watch them slip in and out of roles in the emotional realm, but then even though they are easily adaptable there is also incredible sensitivity and the powerful need to withdraw from life, refusing phone calls, staying at home as much as possible, using it as a refuge from the world. Various methods may be used as a kind of anesthetic, things that numb the pain and have a sedating effect and so they may sit home all day, watch television, playing music constantly, and sometimes they may need help returning back to life. The tendency is to give up too easily on life and also to protect the self from a harsh or unkind world.

Neptune type people are described as being everybody and nobody at the same time and struggle with personal identity and separation. They can be all things to all people, and the individual may be a healer, helper - possessing an unusual high amount of psychic sensitivity and has the ability to feel what others are going through. The saint can also be a martyr and constantly feeling like they are making sacrifices for others. The individual can appear to be quite delicate and fragile inwardly and struggles with daily life, and there is also this overwhelming neediness in the personality. They are also extremely sensitive to criticism, judgments, and easily hurt.

A Moon-Neptune contact works best when it can create, and use its powerful imagination to dream, design and inspire others. They are gifted at evoking a connection with the public and have an uplifting influence, working particularly well with symbols, pictures, and images and find success in film, art and photography.The contact can indicate someone who is very psychic with the incredible heightened perception that is operating on a different level consciously. The individual may not enjoy dreary routines, and mundane reality. The Moon-Neptune person loves colour, drama, fantasy and can’t bear to face a grey and harsh existence.

When it gets tough they turn to escapism and this means alcohol, sleeping, TV, drugs, addictive and co-dependent relationships. In love they can be prone to being excessively romantic and Neptune has a tendency to cloud the feelings. When reality doesn’t live up to expectations Moon-Neptune will create a fantasy world as an alternative reality. The aspect is linked with creative talents, artistic, and possessing spiritual inclinations and also effective in the helping professions. Perfectionism and idealism are strong characteristics and they often see the ultimate beauty in all things striving for the highest good.

One woman with the Moon conjunct Neptune had a paraplegic father and she felt her mother didn’t really love him. She believed that if she could give her father enough love, she could somehow heal him - that was the myth she carried around in herself. She felt that there was this magical person hidden in the father’s wounded body, and that if she loved him enough and never abandoned him, she would make the father healthy and whole again. Among other things she read the Electra myth and also “Beauty and the Beast.” She had this idea that her feminine love could save or transform the wounded man. Through the Looking Glass

Moon-Neptune’s boundless feelings alternate with flights into the dream world and dissatisfaction, loneliness and an all-consuming sadness. In many ways it feels like they are holding back the floodgates from bursting open. A tidal wave of emotions that may distort past memories and leave the individual confused and subject to overwhelming, powerful moods and feelings. Also, they can adopt the figure of the victim, with elements of passivity, dependency and helplessness.

Moon-Neptune also relates to the mother and sometimes her addictions and this can range from overindulgence in drugs or alcohol, perhaps watching too many home movies or over-napping, and escaping through spiritual pursuits. The creative energy has to be used and channelled with his aspect and this often helps tremendously with avoiding the ‘spacing out’ feelings and losing touch with reality, obviously the Neptunian types have the ability to easily lose themselves in the immense feeling of art, music and dance and this is a talent, but the person also has to return to reality. Perhaps the family line on the mother’s side or the females show dream workers, mystics, tarot experts, psychics, healers and wise women.


For information about Moon, conjunct, square or opposite Neptune:

Moon-Neptune Aspects
Moon-Neptune Highs and Lows

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