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WISH UPON A STAR — OTTERSPACE ASTROLOGY — May 21, 2016 FULL MOON

 

SO HOW IS THIS FIRE MONKEY YEAR TREATING YOU SO FAR? MARS RETROGRADE — 2016

 

Hello Dear Friends and Readers, Life has just been barreling by like a speeding train. In support of a friend,  another writer, I have decided to spend this weekend writing. Full Moon in Sag, and Gemini Sun can mean transportation and communication are stressed, so I’d  rather hang out with you guys than try to go anywhere.  Hopefully the Mercury retrograde won’t make posting glitchy…the phone went out once and the internet has been off and on for the last couple weeks. Typical.  Mercury moves fwd tomorrow !!!  I’m ready !!!

Today I want to talk about Mars retrograde. First, though, a discussion of this year in general…

My daughter’s Hawaiian teacher said the Year of the Fire Monkey would be fast-paced, with lots of opportunities, but glitchy, necessitating a Plan A, Plan B, and even and Plan C. Good for innovation, inventions, and inspiration. I think this is very accurate description of the loose but potent Mutable Grand Cross we will be experiencing now — starting TODAY and continuing through JUNE. We have Jupiter in Virgo, opposed by Neptune in Pisces, plus Saturn in Sag along with Mars in Sag, too.  This creates a T-square that pushes a lot of energy out the empty place — Gemini.  So now that the Sun, and Mercury soon, are transiting through Gemini, these placements turn into a Grand Cross.  The mutable signs are getting hit hard this year, but so is anyone with a bunch of mutable planets in their chart. I can always tell who will call me for readings based on the position of Saturn.  More mutable sign clients have called this year especially.  Mutable signs are flexible, sometimes a bit scattered, able to jump on sudden opportunities more easily than either fixed or cardinal signs.  Most people I’ve talked to this year are feeling hemmed in by obligations in multiple areas of life, with little or no free time.  They’ve had to stay focused, disciplined, and draw boundaries to protect themselves from people who would be energy vampires and distract them from their primary tasks.  That doesn’t sound fun, does it? But along with all that duty and responsibility (Saturn), many of them have been able to buy houses, get raises, get degrees or progress in their careers and/or goals that are very important to them.  Saturn is a lot about manifestation. So you see?  It’s not such a bad year after all.  Things can be pretty good, it’s just there’s a more serious tone…

To me, it’s like there’s 2 worlds running concurrently. The outer world is a mess — I wrote about that already — extremes everywhere.  Our personal worlds contain some really important growth and accomplishments…which brings me to Mars…

Mars is the symbol for action, physical energy, initiative, leadership, sports, fights, accidents, and heroism. Kind of a mixed bag and some people are better at handling their Mars energy than others.  Often when Mars conjoins the Ascendant we will get a brief fever or pull a muscle. Mars in your 4th? Clean house but guard against accidents by using proper tools, etc. Mars in your 7th ?— let your mate be the boss…it’s easier … Mars in your 10th ?— time to show your best initiative at work, maybe hussle to meet some deadlines.

I think Mars retrograde can be a blessing this year in particular because it gives us all a chance to look back over our plans and dreams and make corrections if necessary. Remember that PLAN B & C?  Now’s the time to implement them.  Mars went retro at 8 degrees Sag on 4-17-2016 and it goes all the way back to 23 degrees Scorpio, going direct on 6-29-2016. Mars re-enters Sag on 8-3-16 and conjoins transiting Saturn in the 4th week of August.  I’ll give you an example.  I’d been thinking  about how to reach people with certain information that is not widely available.  My friend the writer (www.growingupsuperheroes.com ) gave me a most valuable tip on how I could do it. Maximize my Mars energy.  She is very smart. And clever.  And we had this conversation during Mars retro.

Here’s another example. I had one Sag client that was oh so upset because the house she had her heart set on didn’t come through. I kept telling her to be patient, the Universe had something better in mind for her, and to keep looking.  And guess what?  She stayed flexible, adjusted her area to look just a bit, and she found an even better house.  Oh the joy !!!  Good thing it will close after Mercury is forward…

It’ so easy to have faith when everything is going well, and so very hard when the chips are down. But that’s the real test— faith when things aren’t going well — that leads to the best and brightest breakthroughs.  I truly believe that is our mutual task for the next month — to stay flexible and work patiently toward our goals and dreams, even if there are obstacles. And please remember to be a polite and observant pedestrian and driver.  The news is just full of the stress on transportation.  Be safe, dear friends, and I’ll try to write again soon…Namaste, Jenae

 

 

dgchart  Hello Dear Friends and Readers, Here is a real life chart from a woman who sent in her birth data. Jupiter will transit her 4th house of home and family until October 1, 2015, at which time it moves into her 5th house of creativity, fun, kids, etc. There is a very strong influence on health and wellness from now till mid-September as transiting Jupiter opposes Chiron and Mercury (Mercury rules Virgo) and then conjoins her North Node and Pluto in her 4th.  This is certainly the time to read and study about wellness and to improve her health. Not only her health but also that of others.  Jupiter in the 4th often expands the family.  One possibility would be family coming to visit her, or even moving into her home.  The underlying reason may have something to do with health — like taking care of someone short-term who has just had surgery. It’s a great transit to improve the functionality of her home, repairs, troubleshooting, etc. Repairs are best done between September 6 – 16th.  Virgo also rules small pets, so one more possibility would be vet care for a pet, or getting a new pet and taking it to the vet just for a check up.  From October 2015 to September 10, 2016, Jupiter in her 5th puts the emphasis on kids, letting the child in herself come out to play, creativity of all kinds including all the fabric arts, and in general allowing herself to try new activities. She is Pisces, so dancing, photography, fishing, decorating shoes — al these are astrologically appropriate :))

Looking at her whole chart, it’s pretty imperative spiritually that she does something to alleviate suffering in society.  Three 29* placements in a chart is unusual.  She might be a social worker, a chiropractor, or in the medical field. Of course, she could be a dance teacher, too :))  Dancing is very therapeutic and brings joy to alleviate suffering.  Maybe she’ll write in again and let us know :))  Here’s a couple of key transits that only come around once every 12 years:  Jupiter trine her Moon and sextile her Part of Fortune — fwd 2nd 1/2 November, retro end Feb.to early March, and fwd again middle 1/3 July 2016.  Looks like she gets 3 tries to assimilate some spiritual growth and also to finish her creative projects :))  Jupiter will oppose her Sun the 1st 1/3 of September 2016. Her personal time vs. time with friends and groups?  Travel with a group?  Escorting a grown kid to college?  Time management will be important all year… Best wishes, Jenae

OTTERSPACE ASTROLOGY —WISH UPON A STAR — JUPITER IN VIRGO — 8-11-2015 to 9-9-2016

Dear Friends and Readers. Jupiter transits through each sign in roughly one year, so Jupiter entering Virgo last occurred 12 years ago. There’s a lot of talented astrologers posting about Jupiter in Virgo. Some posts are quite technical. My preference is not to write for other astrologers but to write for everyday people who have some background and familiarity with astrology and would like to know more. I write these posts with teaching in mind. Planting seeds…

In 45 years I have never lost my passion for understanding people through astrology. I like helping people by bringing astrology down to earth and focusing on solutions to problems they may face, as well as alerting them to opportunities. Gee, folks, have you guessed? Yes, I have Virgo 1st house :)) (late Leo rising). Lately, I find myself with a keen desire for organizing shelves and drawers :))  Bringing order to chaos might be one theme in the coming year, but on all levels — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. We’ll explore that shortly.

I noticed that some astrologers are charging money for their Jupiter in Virgo posts. I may do that next year when Jupiter enters my 2nd house. It will probably be $12 because I like the number 12 — 12 signs, 12 houses, etc. But this year I still want to shake things up a bit and not use the old format of going through each rising sign. One, I don’t have time. I’m very busy. Two, I want fresh growth, something new…

So here is my idea. I want a few people to write to me on the private reading page and give me complete birth data. Then we’ll put up the chart for all to see ( initials rather than names) and I will point out where the Jupiter opportunities are occurring in that chart. If I get swamped with requests, I may not choose your chart, but I can do some and we will all learn from them together. Learning should be fun !! I want to bring Jupiter in Virgo out of theory and into real life…

OK, if you know where the Virgo energy is in your chart, that’s where Jupiter will expand your opportunities. The only caveat is Jupiter is so expansionary that sometimes a bit of moderation is required to manifest the best luck and growth. In addition, this year is a little tricky for Mutable signs since Saturn will square Virgo from Sag, and Neptune in Pisces will oppose Virgo. This forms what is called a T-square and impels a lot of energy out the empty spot — Gemini. In fact, late May and June 2016 when the Sun, Mercury, and Venus transit through Gemini and create kind of a mutable grand cross. Time management and clear and careful communication will be critical. Mars retrogrades in Sag at 8 degrees and goes back to 23 degrees Scorpio 4-17-16 to 6-29-2016. Same time frame. Mercury is retro 4-28 to 5-22-2016 but in Taurus. Still, next spring is a time to be cautious regarding travel, communication, and important documents and/or contracts. Probably a good time to stay home and organize your filing cabinet as well as making copies of important papers !!!

Virgo is one sign associated with health, nutrition, cleanliness, small pets, gardening (Virgo = the harvest), accounting and bookkeeping, troubleshooting problems and finding brilliant solutions. Jupiter brings you opportunities in these areas. Check which house is Virgo in your chart for further clues and fine-tuning…

Virgo at its best means finding joy in small domestic tasks and chores, not making any difference between work and fun, finding joy through being of service to others, letting your work or hobbies be a labor of love, mastering the details and bringing all the small parts into a beautiful cohesive whole. Like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. I think Jupiter here will help us keep the big picture in mind, even while sorting through a bunch of details. IMO, if we can find the joy in doing the dishes, the floor, the laundry, cleaning the bathroom, etc. as a daily process without lust of result, if we make no difference between pulling weeds and harvesting our garden, if we find joy INSIDE ourselves no matter what we are doing — that is a successful life in the spiritual sense. All other earthly rewards follow and will manifest in your life as a result of that inner peace and happiness. On a more mundane level, this passion for excellence and order and organization may well manifest as a raise, a promotion, a new job, etc. There may also be opportunities for travel and/or further education at work that will be paid for by your employer.

I have noticed that men with either Mercury and Venus in Virgo or Venus and Mars in Virgo are excellent with building and woodworking. Must be that precision applied to the details :))…they do beautiful work.

Jupiter in Virgo offers us a chance to improve health and wellness through incorporating new information, possibly new research coming out about the food we eat. Food is the best first line of defense against illness. And there is more new research already about the benefits of exercise and movement vs. being sedentary.

Virgos are famous for spotting the flaws, and Jupiter here could exaggerate that tendency. Sometimes Virgos are so hard on themselves they get headaches. Jupiter could also be helpful to be more positive and optimistic about who you are, helping your inner thought patterns lighten up, help you be more TOLERANT of yourself and others. I think we have a choice here. New information and philosophies about our thinking and analyzing processes can help reprogram how we view ourselves. Besides, isn’t it more fun to be a Santa Claus instead of a sourpuss?

Most Virgos are wonderful about organizing stuff. Whether its on the mental or physical level, this is a great year to organize your home, your work environment, your hobbies and tools, your health — both mental and physical, and your outlook on life in general. One of my daughters found a great website a few years ago — www.flylady.com   It’s about making housework easier, being organized, and they sell great tools for household chores.

Time management will be more important for all of us this year, no matter where your Virgo energy is in your chart, and this is due to so many mutable sign transits. Be on time or even a bit early. Avoid gossip, rumor and innuendo. Let people tell their own news. Strive for the ideal but keep in mind that perfection does not exist on the material plane, so don’t kick yourself for honest mistakes. Strive for CONSTRUCTIVE criticism rather than harsh words that immediately put other people on the defensive. And you guys know me by now — don’t forget to grow a garden !!! Even if it’s just a few herb plants. That makes you a producer and not just a consumer. Virgos get a great sense of satisfaction from being productive :))… Blessings, Jenae

WISH UPON A STAR — VENUS RETROGRADE 7-25-2-15 @ 0*VIRGO TO 9-6-2015 @ 14* LEO

Hello dear Friends and Readers, Let’s get the negative potentials of this transit out of the way first, then we can concentrate on the positive.

First of all, Venus retrograde is NOT the time for cosmetic surgery or any radical change in your appearance. Since the retrograde is in Leo, the focus might be on your hair (the Lion’s mane :)) and even though you may be dissatisfied it is best to avoid big color and style changes at this time because it would be more likely that you would change your mind again after Venus goes forward.

Another standard meaning would be looking at Venus as shopping. (Venus is the ruler of Taurus.) I already shared my wallpaper story in an earlier post. Best to avoid any major purchases at this time. There’s too strong a possiblity that the item is not really what you want, or that it arrives damaged, or there can be problems with credit cards, etc.

Venus is the planet that symbolizes love and relationships. It also rules Libra, the sign of marriage and partnerships. Many people will experience this retrograde as “Who is that person I thought I knew so well? “ Previously hidden facets can come to the surface. Whether this is delightfully stimulating or emotionally devastating would depend on your individual chart. Be more cautious if transiting Venus in Leo is squaring, opposing, or even making inconjuncts (150*aspects) to the planets in your natal chart.

OK, let’s transition to the more positive experiences of Venus retrograde. Even though this transit is not considered favorable for meeting new people, it is great for looking up old friends and since it’s in Leo this time, even past romances can resume with new life and spark. I have also witnessed that a few people will actually meet someone new that is their true life partner. Usually there are positive Neptune contacts across the chart. On a Venus retrograde, it IS possible that two people meet and know instantly on a gut level that they have a soul contract together. I suppose in this particular case, they are not so much meeting someone new, but someone they recognize from a past life… These experiences are rare but possible.

So, go to that class reunion, reunite with childhood friends, call old neighbors — reach out to whomever you feel like connecting with from the past. This can be very satisfying. For the first time in the history of the planet, it is easier to find missing people and loved ones through social media.

Looking at Venus as art and beauty, what a wonderful transit to pull out that art project that you never finished! It’s a great time to refurbish and re-purpose possessions, and especially to bring beauty into our environment. Great for mending, patching, painting, etc. Not so much for a big remodel, unless you started it earlier, but great for smaller home and garden projects. If you are artistic, this would be a good time to investigate historical art and creative techniques in any medium. For example, willow baskets, cane furniture, Balinese silver smithing, woodworking without nails, weaving, etc. Many, many possibilities… I am researching perennial phlox to add to my garden…

I have had the same conversation with 4 different people over the last few days and it woke me up to write about this retrograde in Leo, the sign of children, to write about our relationships with our children. Many of us may be reviewing the past with our kids, how we parent, why we do what we do, and did it bring the desired result? This kind of inner review can be very valuable and may indeed help us to steer a new direction in the future. Evidently, there’s a lot to sort out in this department. Each person I spoke with told me they were dissatisfied with their relationship with their children. Some were little kids and some were adult kids. In each case the person was realizing they could change their own behavior but not necessarily anyone else’s behavior. Re-examining the past can be very valuable and a Venus retrograde is the perfect time to do it :))

I may revisit this blog to write more after it has unfolded. One last point. If some of you think you are NOT creative, I beg to differ…you just haven’t found your right medium yet. Every person has dormant talents just waiting to blossom and when I mentioned hidden facets in partners, it also applies to ourselves. So, go ahead over the next 6 weeks and try new things. Just don’t invest big bucks to pursue a new hobby until after Venus is forward. There’s a nice window for purchases and bringing larger projects to completion from September 6 – 16th. On 9-17-15, Mercury goes retrograde…

Best Wishes, Jenae

SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS — PART SIX — April 27, 2015

Good morning dear Friends and Readers, I just re-read Part Five of this Saturn series and realized I certainly didn’t get back to you in February to finish this up.  My apologies.  Life just seems to be roaring along these days, it seems like a month is gone in the blink of an eye.  Anyway, here is the final post of this series…

If you have VIRGO RISING, then Saturn in Sag will be transiting through your 4th house of unconditional love, home and family, early childhood programming and heredity.  This house rules history and the ancestors.  Have you watched that TV show – “Who Do You Think You Are?”  about discovering your heredity?  Saturn in Sag here could be good for research in that area, like joining Ancestry.com, interviewing your relatives, etc.

A more traditional way of interpreting Saturn in the 4th is heavier responsibility for older relatives.  Keep an eye on them, their health and general nutritional needs, check the house for hazards, etc.  Remembering that Saturn retrogrades back into the last few degrees of Scorpio, from June 17 to September 19, 2015 — that will give you a better chance to confer with other siblings to make consensus decisions if necessary.  The well-being of your elders may be a big focus over the next few years.  I lost my Mother when Saturn was in my 4th

With a lot of people, Saturn in their 4th is going to manifest as the house is too small, the house is too dark, you don’t like who you live with, etc. etc.  If you find yourself in any of those situations, then look at Saturn as bringing up weaknesses or limitations to help you decide what you really DO want.  It would take hard work to change your lifestyle but the results would be lasting and ultimately a BIG improvement.  DO remember that if you buy a house when Saturn is in your 4th, you’d best be prepared to live there a LONG time.  Since Sag rules the hips and thighs, I would think level  floors and shallow stairs with wide treads and good railings might become more important as time goes on.  It’s not a negative to buy a home with this transit, but you’d want to have a very thorough home inspection and also be on the lookout for any outdoor problems.  Things like drainage and erosion if the ground isn’t level.  Sag is one of the legal signs, so of course a clear title would be critical.  Personally, I wouldn’t buy a home when Saturn in Scorpio squares Jupiter in Leo this summer.  Also in late July, Venus goes  retrograde from 0 degrees Virgo back to 14 degrees Leo, going direct on 9-6- 15 and then Mercury is retro 9-17 to 10-9-15.  SO… there’s about 5 days in mid June that would be OK to close and then another small window from 9-7 through 9-16 -15.  Astrology at work  :))…

Looking at Saturn on more of the emotional/spiritual level, it’s very important to be aware of negative attitudes that you may have absorbed from family without consciously thinking about it.  It will take work to turn this around and form more positive responses.  Really, with Saturn, do we have any choice?  It’s embrace the challenge and master it, or be faced with penalties and restrictions.  If you have family members  who are trying to self-medicate with alcohol and/or drugs, then Neptune transiting through Pisces will square transiting Saturn from your 7th house, adding additional pressure and possibly indicating that your family member whom  you love and want to help, is in deep denial.  Self honesty and living according to your conscience is one way to set a good example.  But you’ll need to be aware that the more you progress, the more your  loved one may not.  Love is the answer, maybe with Saturn it means tough love…..

Another possibility with this transiting square, interpreted differently, would be that you and a partner are equally committed to a large project — volunteer, or humanitarian, or social services — something that brings help to people who are suffering.  One more possibility is that instead of people, the two of you are helping animals.

If you have LIBRA RISING, then Saturn in Sag is transiting through your 3rd house for the next few years.  A sextile between the two is certainly less challenging than the square. Sextiles mean opportunities with some elbow grease required to get results.  Let’s start by defining the 3rd house.  The 3rd is brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  The 3rd also rules the local neighborhood, and short term travel.  The 3rd is early education, kindergarten through high school, as well as technical studies that concentrate the mind.

You may be going the extra mile to help out 3rd house relatives.  There can be a deeper communication.  This can happen both long-distance and locally, depending on where your various relatives live.

It’s a great transit to read and study and go to elderhostels or workshops.  I know one gal with this position and she lives in a large city and has found all kind of free computer classes.  That is just one example of technical studies.  Since Saturn is a symbol for the natural 10th house, the career house, you might want to check if your employer offers support for classes.  Some employers will credit you ½ the expense for work – related education.  Some will offer flex time or work from home time to make up for class time.

The way I personally like to view Saturn in the 3rd is self-examination and review of our habitual daily thought patterns — our “self talk”.  I thought  I was such a positive person until Saturn went through my 3rd in the 80’s and boy did I get a huge wake-up call!  True, it was Scorpio, but those thought patterns were deep and dark and very negative.  The only way to overcome these habits is to neutralize each fear thought as it comes to the surface by thinking its opposite.  By building this new habit, we’re not constantly RE-programming the negative.  I did pretty well until Saturn came back around again in 2012 and it was a major backslide.  I had to wonder if really, I had made any progress at all.  Fear of getting older, fear of being homeless, dreams of war, torture, and utter desolation.  The only difference is I snapped out of it quicker than last time, so I suppose that could be progress.  I worked with some very talented counsellors and friends who helped me.  I have to credit my friends for their extreme patience with me during one of the hardest ordeals in my life.  Would you want to talk to someone who didn’t have anything positive to say?  I was just a bundle of bad news, one thing after the other…it was relentless.  Saturn held my feet to the fire until the last possible moment and then the real estate situation that triggered the backslide ended.  I can look back now and see what I learned and why it was good for me.  I can even be glad it happened.  That’s the cool thing about Saturn — it’s a very definite energy and when it’s done you know it and can harvest the wisdom gained from the challenging transit.  I had a bunch of squares and one opposition.  Also, just to keep the record straight, I died in WW II in very adverse conditions.  It’s possible that Saturn was bringing up some old memories that needed release and healing.

Libra is sextile Saturn in Sag so it should be easier for you.  These two signs rule law and justice.  I would suggest that you make EVERY effort to keep your life in harmony with the law, on every level, but especially in business.  Neptune transits square Saturn at the end of 2015 from your 6th — that’s who you hire and who hires you.  Know your state regulations and licensing procedures.  Sign contracts with people if necessary but consider have a lawyer review them first.  You can also join legal protection organizations for a small fee each month.  There’s “legal zoom” and “legal shield” — maybe others but those are two that I know of…   In the old days, a handshake sufficed.  Life is a bit more complicated now…

Since the 3rd house is local travel and Saturn would imply business-related travel, maybe this is the year you should begin keeping a mileage log.  This mostly applies if you have your own business, but some organizations reimburse mileage, too.  I know people who drive seniors to medical appointments and are reimbursed via stipend — they make a little extra money and do a good deed.  Another good use of a mileage log :))…

People with Libra rising are very partnership-oriented.  Saturn in Sag in your 3rd is offering you an opportunity to be very honest with your partner AND yourself, to communicate clearly.  If you don’t have an immediate answer, then take your time and address the conversation again later.

To sum up, LIBRA RISING, it’s a great year for education of all kinds…both learning and teaching.  Don’t they say the teacher learns as much, if not more, than the student?  Try looking at Saturn as asking you to take personal responsibility for your thoughts and words, both to others  and to yourself.

If you have SCORPIO RISING, then SATURN in SAG is transiting through your 2nd house of personal resources, money, talents, and core values.  If you read some astrology books, they will say oh, Saturn in the 2nd is terrible for money.  I just don’t agree with that at all.  It’s actually one of the best times to start turning a hobby into a career.  Sure Saturn is a slow and steady energy.  You can’t expect results overnight and it’s true you’ll need to dot every “I” and cross every “t”.  If you’ve paid your dues and perfected your skills, then look for a slow and steady increase in your business.  Since Saturn is in Sag, if the rest of your chart concurs, this is an appropriate time to get licensed, bonded, insured, funded — the nuts and bolts kind of stuff to get your new business up and going.  For advertising, you’d want favorable Mercury and Jupiter transits to your chart.

Another  way to look at Saturn in your 2nd is to train yourself to manage your money and resources.  Reading Suze Orman is educational, and there are all kinds of websites that can teach you how to budget and plan for your future.  This would be a great transit to start a 529 plan — future college tuition for young children.  If you remember that Sag by nature is a warm, generous, and sometimes impulsive sign, then Saturn here is not entirely comfortable.  I think Saturn here might be suggesting to hold back from impulsive buying — I think a disciplined approach to spending will help you avoid running short when something happens and you need to gather funds.  This could be a challenge but the reward is peace of mind that you have savings for emergencies.

Saturn transiting your 2nd also means you can invest in yourself — your talents and skills will benefit from additional education.  I bought books when Saturn was in my 2nd and I never regretted it.  I bought some of the classic astrology books and a complete set of ephemeris from 1900 forward.  I continued this process as Saturn moved into my 3rd.

Core values — the principles and ethics and preferences you most believe in — Saturn in your 2nd may be suggesting it’s time for a review.  Are you living what you most believe?  Sagittarius is the sign that rules religion and philosophy.  Especially with Neptune squaring Saturn from your 5th — your children may ask you some tough questions, or even behave in a way that causes  you to question your own upbringing.  What role did religion play in your childhood?  Do you question authority or accept it, thinking that others  know more than you do?  I am somewhat rebellious, being Aquarian.  I read The Bible straight through, more than once,  and made up my own mind about what it meant.  Then I read books from other religions and looked for the similarities rather than the differences.  Personally, in my line of work, I find it appropriate to be versatile, so I can speak the language that my client is most comfortable with.  Now they have college classes that do the same — comparative religious philosophy.  Some of you with this transit are going to make a very big change in this area.  If you are a sincere seeker, you will be led in the right direction.  There’s an old Theosophical  saying — “ Seek beauty, for therein lies Eternal Truth.”

It’s kind of odd but kids that grow up in the country often move to the city, and  vice versa.  I have seen this also with religion.  Preachers’ kids can rebel and run wild, while kids with little religious education as children, often seek that spiritual commitment as adults.

To sum up, people with Saturn in their 2nd need to take their money, their talents, and their plans for their future seriously this year.  Uranus trines from your 6th, and Jupiter right now,  but not for long, trines from Leo and your 10th.  These Fire trines offer you a most wonderful opportunity to achieve career and financial goals.  Even if things seem unstable, things could work out in a fabulous way you never expected.  Stay grounded, work hard, and keep your eye on your long-term future…GOOD LUCK !!!

Well, dear Readers, that’s it for now.  The next post will be Jupiter moving into Virgo beginning 8-11-15.  My garden awaits…may you all have a joyous and abundant harvest…Blessings,   Jenae

WISH UPON A STAR — SATURN IN SAG – PART 5 – FEBRUARY  5, 2015

Good Morning dear Friends and Readers,  I hope you are all doing well.  I got so sick from drinking green smoothies — it was the detox effect but I didn’t realize it until last night.  I’m good today.  Here I mention to you all that Sag is the sign most prone to binging, and what did I do?  I took things a bit too fast and paid the price.  Lesson learned.

OK, let’s continue with Saturn in Sag through the houses…if you have GEMINI RISING, then Saturn will be in your 7th house for the next 3 years or so.  I actually have a client with this position and I’m expecting her husband to land an important contract.  He’s been working in his business with the idea of building it up so she can retire from her other job and work with him.  They have solid long-term plans so this year should bring a breakthrough.  Saturn rewards long-term thinking…

Here’s some possibilities…I have seen people both marry and/or divorce when either Saturn OR Jupiter enters their 7th house.  The 7th is marriage, partnerships, any important one on one relationship, and can also include business partners.  The 7th is showing us parts of ourselves that we don’t easily acknowledge, like it’s easier to see it coming at us from outside rather than own it.  So you’ll need to be careful if your partner is bugging you, restricting you, breaking promises to you, or is just generally emotionally unavailable.  So before you get mad or emotionally off balance from a partner’s actions, it might help to remember that whatever is bugging you, if it wasn’t a part of YOU, you wouldn’t be able to see it in HIM or HER. My dear late Father used to say “If you want to change someone else, change yourself.”  Good advice.  If you enter into a partnership thinking you are  going to change that person, that is a thinking error on your part.  The only thing we have control of is our own attitudes and responses to events.  Saturn in the 7th can manifest as you taking extra responsibility in the relationship.  Your partner can be pre-occupied, worrying about older relatives or something at work, or even gone on business trips.

If you are single and wish for a partner, then Saturn is about being very definite about what you will or won’t accept in a partner.  Search your heart and your mind and be totally honest with yourself.  Make your wish list that reflects your aspiration and the qualities of character that you seek and stick to it.  Don’t settle. Write it down.  Saturn is also about commitment and bringing things into physical manifestation, so don’t believe the astrology books that say Saturn in the 7th is loneliness  or the lack of a partner. I have seen Saturn here represent an older partner and also the kind of partner who is very reliable and steady — like fine brandy, better with age :)).

Saturn in Sag in the 7th would be good for discussing long-term plans — travel, education, etc.  The square from Neptune in the 10th might be pointing out some kind of insecurity or instability in your partner’s job, or possibly someone at work who is manipulative and has ulterior motives.  Your partner might want to change jobs or even change careers.  Discussing the pros and cons of this could be very helpful.  Above all, Sag is about being honest with each other.  Lead by example.  Of course, the flip side of all this would be a situation where you discover your partner has NOT been honest with you, and this leads to a big crisis.  Hopefully, you will see the positive side of Saturn.  Those Fire Trines help a lot right now in the area of communication.

If you have CANCER RISING, then Saturn in Sag is transiting through your 6th house of health, work and service to others.  Let’s start with health.  Sag rules the hips and thighs; Saturn rules bones, joints and teeth.  Put these together and you MUST be very careful to protect your spine if you do any heavy lifting.  Sciatic nerve inflammation is NOT fun and can take awhile to calm down.  In general, do all you can to strengthen your bones, joints, and teeth.  Saturn here is encouraging you to take responsibility to ensure your good health, plus there’s a nice ability to attract the info you most need in order to do this.  Magazine articles, radio, tv, internet — all good possibilities to research health and nutrition…

I have seen Saturn in the 6th bring extra responsibility on the job, sometimes a promotion to a supervisory position.  Or you could have a supervisor who is either a wise mentor, or the flip side — a pain in the butt.  Be careful about  verbalizing this — “Oh, my boss is such a pain in the neck, or he’s such a thorn in my side” because you really don’t want to manifest this in your physical body.  It’s OK to think it, but then you have to neutralize it right afterwards by saying to yourself, of course working for him is a shortcut to my goal, or I’m here to learn and there’s something to learn from everyone, even if it’s by negative example, or I see the behavior and I don’t like it and I’m going to make sure I don’t act that way towards other people. ETC. ETC.

The 6th house is also who we hire.  This would be a good transit to join Angie’s list to check out references BEFORE you hire someone to work on your home, your body, your teeth, etc.  You could be asked to sit on the hiring board at work to interview prospective employees.  Going out of town on business trips is another possibility but also you could be hosting out of town workers that travel  to YOUR office.  The extra work could feel heavy but there is a strong possibility that the travelers will drop  tidbits of information on you that will be so helpful that all the work was worth it :)).

To me, the glory of the 6th house is the sincere desire to help others.  When you are in the proper 6th house groove, then chores and activities of daily life become a joy to do, without lust of result, just immersing yourself in the process.  I know a woman who is a 6th house Sun.  She is very thoughtful of others in many ways.  I have watched her for years.  When someone is in a crisis, or ill, or grieving, she brings food to them.  She makes it look effortless and never seeks to call attention to herself for the kind deed.  She has some Pisces planets also in the 6th.  It’s not that she tries to be secretive, it’s just that you would never know how MUCH she does for others.  Of course spiritually, her many kindness are duly observed on the other side and I imagine that when her time comes to pass over there will be a particularly bright new star in the heavens…

Whether you’re washing the dishes, folding the laundry, cleaning the house, strive to find joy in the process.  You will be much happier.  Saturn, you must remember, brings rewards for work already accomplished.  The 6th house is the Virgo house — the harvest.  The fire trines are helpful right now from your career and personal  money houses.  Saturn square transiting Neptune in Pisces in your 9th makes you very sensitive to the ethics and beliefs of others — who you are compatible  with and who you are not.  Pay attention and don’t make excuses for those who make you uncomfortable, ie. don’t try to talk yourself out of your feelings…

If you have LEO RISING, then this is quite the year from now through August 11th when Jupiter enters Virgo.  Jupiter in the 1st brings confidence and the courage to try new things.  Relationships with the young are highlighted.  I have seen Jupiter here expand the waistline, too.  It could be a new baby rather than over-eating J.  Travel, teaching and studying, writing, sharing information with others — all these are very appropriate.  You get a trine from Uranus in Aries in your 9th which is accenting the Jupiter activities even more.  Saturn in Sag is moving through your 5th house of children, letting the child in yourself come out to play, recreation, creativity, and romance.  Travel is indicated for learning and for pleasure now, not so much for business.  Don’t be surprised if you meet kindred spirits who live at a distance from you — either because you are travelling or they travel to YOUR area.

Other possibilities are creative writing, theatre, music, and dancing.  Since children and education are so prominent for you, perhaps there will be contact with foreign students?  It’s a very nice transit to teach those younger than yourself about tolerance for diversity.  Foreign music, foreign movies, foreign dance — all these are favored.  I know a mother and daughter with prominent Fire signs and both of them are dancing right now and having a great time doing it.  I have Leo rising — I dance at home by myself after midnight when all are sleeping , with headphones and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”.  Great exercise J…I’m also considering writing a book about palmistry but I haven’t decided for sure yet.  Meanwhile I will be teaching more this year, travelling out of town for classes in astrology and palmistry.  I share this with you just to illustrate how the transits can work.  If you teach what you love, then that joy gets communicated to others and also you get to plant seeds of education with young people.  And who knows where that might lead?

I want to share something that is very important to me.  I firmly believe that all of us have an opportunity and a spiritual obligation to plant seeds of education with the young over the next 3 years.  It’s not what you teach, it’s the passion and joy and enthusiasm that gets communicated and then they see this is possible for them, too.  At the same time, have you noticed how many terrible things are happening to children all over the world?  A friend pointed this out to me last April with the Cardinal Grand Cross and she was and is absolutely right.  WE ARE ALL EACH OTHER’S TEACHERS.  The children are trying to wake us up.  On a soul level, these children are sacrificing to teach us to value life, to make changes on this earth to protect life instead of harm it. And so far we are failing miserably.  Each of us as individuals cannot fix the earth.  But we CAN start with where we are, with ourselves, our family, then our neighborhood and our community.  Please be alert for the opportunities to plant the seeds of kindness, protection, and respect.  All children need love and encouragement…

A person with Leo rising and all the trines could just fritter their time away indulgently.  It takes a square or two in a chart to get things done.  So let’s examine transiting Neptune, currently in square to Saturn in the 5th from Pisces in the 8th house.  The 8th is shared money, power, and intimacy.  With all the joy coming through classes, lessons, and creativity — this is NOT the time to break your budget to finance so many new activities that you leave yourself short for the basic expenses.  I know people with Leo rising who have received news in the last couple of months of a loss of income, real setbacks.  If this hasn’t happened to you, great, let’s hope it doesn’t.  Partners with financial obligations to you could fail to meet them.  I could see this square as an opportunity to choose the new activities that are most important to you and put the rest on hold until financial conditions stabilize.  This is not a good transit to loan money or possessions, but it’s more than that.  You need to be on guard against deception, mistakes, outright theft, etc.  So, reconcile your bank account and be alert for errors.  Lock your purse, your car, your home.  Make a firm rule that the children cannot have their friends over unless you are home, too.  Know and understand your insurance policies.  The 8th rules insurance.  This square is in effect now and again late in the year.  Neptune moves very slowly.  The positive side of Neptune  could be you make short term sacrifices in order to complete a big creative project.  The could be about how you spend your time, not just about money.  For example, movies are a passive activity.  It’s not that movies are bad — they teach us, inspire us, amuse us, thrill, us, etc.  but too many movies can be a way of avoiding life.  So you might want to ask yourself, how are you spending your time?

Well, folks, we’ll wrap this up with Part 6 next week.  Till then, Mercury goes direct  tomorrow, TG…Have some fun and enjoy the Sun coming back…Blessings, Jenae

 

 

Good Morning dear Friends and Readers, Let’s continue exploring Saturn in Sag through the signs…

If you have PISCES ascending, then Saturn is transiting through your 10th house of career, reputation and public life for the next 3 years.  Saturn rules the 10th house, Capricorn in the natural wheel of the zodiac.  So even though Saturn is not that comfortable in Sag, it IS at home in the 10th;  that may help offset the transiting square between Neptune and Saturn, partly this year but mostly in 2016. It’s complicated.  You’re going to have to dig into your psyche, and be aware of the subtle parts of yourself to make the most of this transit.  Is it challenging?  Probably.  Whether it’s external events or internal ones is hard to say without seeing the whole chart.  It’s probably both.

One the one hand, it’s pretty ideal for social service work.  But it’s far more likely that you have a sense of ennui, of restriction and/or limitation at work.  You may feel stuck.  Sometimes the quickest shortcut to learn to be a good boss is to work for a difficult boss.  That could be happening.  You just have to slog on through without getting negative and when you’ve passed the test, that person will move on, or you will be transferred, etc, etc,  I heard a  story once about a boss who sent out about 100 emails everyday and expected them all to be answered.  How could the workers get anything else done?  My client endured this for the 2 1/2 years that Saturn was in his 10th.  If you are stuck in your career, or feel under-appreciated, the Universe may be urging you toward a different job or even a new field.  Some companies  share the cost of education, so be sure to check that out as part of your research.  This is not a quick decision to be made; Saturn is much more long-term.  You need to really think about what to do.

The complicated part is that Neptune (chart ruler if you have Pisces rising) is in or near your 1st house and this can mean confusion, depression, ambivalence, etc.  Most of all Neptune is saying “Listen to your conscience, your aspiration” , and put yourself sincerely and humbly in the hands of the Universe. The answers you need will come when you can ask with 100% sincerity, how best can I help the world?  I don’t care if you write, write music, make movies, work in social services or even a beauty parlor — that initial aspiration MUST be there in order to succeed with Pisces.  It doesn’t man you can’t have fun, but this IS a serious transiting square and it’s meant to shake up the staus  quo and get you on a better track — for yourself AND to help others. Maybe you need another degree.  Maybe you need a new and/or additional certification.  Maybe you decide to teach yourself magic tricks and entertain at childrens’ birthday parties as a side job —  bringing joy to others is very healing…

The transiting Fire Trines will be in your 10th, 2nd, and 6th houses — very helpful for making improvements with work and money, AND affirming your core values at the same time.

ARIES RISING:  WHAT A WILD RIDE !!!  You have Uranus, the planet of the unexpected, making conjunctions in Aries with any planets you may have in Aries.  Even on your Ascendant, you’re absolutely hungry, like a starving person, to reinvent yourself and have more freedom and spontaneity in your life.  I knew a woman with Uranus in her 1st and she got herself covered with tattoos.  She rebelled against the life she had and got divorced.  It was her midlife crisis, the early 40’s…

Uranus in your 1st encourages you to try new things — new sports, new foods, new friends, etc.  The Fire trines transiting this year are a huge plus for your personal creativity with Jupiter in Leo in your 5th, and for stretching your boundaries and maybe travelling since Saturn in Sag is in your 9th house, the natural Sag house.  People with ARIES rising will have an easier time understanding how the houses work, since their charts line up with the natural wheel of the zodiac.

This year is a perfect set-up for a high school graduate going off to college for the first time.  Enjoy the freedom, enjoy the dance.  But if you party all the time, expect Saturn in your 9th to play the taskmaster with penalties if you don’t take your school work seriously.  Remember, with freedom comes the responsibility to use it wisely. Saturn = maturity.

Transiting Neptune in PISCES in your 12th is square transiting Saturn in SAG this year and next.  There could be some very strong lessons, challenges, regarding alcohol and drugs. It may not be you but it could be around you, showing you the tragedy that comes when moderation flies out the window. Sag is the sign most associated with binging of any kind, whether food or drink.  Seek counseling if you need it and maybe get help for loved ones if it applies.  Not a good time to take a new medicine without researching it carefully first.

Let me tell you a true story. A local boy, honor student, 19, was away at college and he was on antibiotics and decided to party and drink. He didn’t know that the medication intensified the effects of alcohol. He passed out, choked on his own vomit and died.  Can you imagine the heartbreak for his family?

To end this on a happier note…One of the things Uranus represents is friendship, groups, and teamwork.  Since Uranus is in your 1st house, there is a lot of capacity for leadership through action and personal example.  The 1st house is how we present ourselves to the outside world, how other people see us.  Sports teams come to mind, but really it could be any kind of group. All social and fraternal groups — VFW, Habitat for Humanity, labor union rep, Food Banks, chess clubs, debate teams, etc. etc. You could be a big and benevolent influence this year.  And your intuition and quick instincts are  good this year.  Take First Aid — you could be a hero.

TAURUS RISING means Saturn is moving through your 8th house of shared money, shared power and intimacy. Shared money can include people who owe you.  Saturn here can mean a delay in collecting funds owed to you.  Banks, governments, large corporations and insurance companies all come under the 8th, but your mate, business partner or partners are also indicated.  In general, and due to the square from transiting Neptune in your 11th, Saturn is cautioning you not to lend money and/or possessions to friends.  It’s one thing to loan a pair of socks but quite another to loan your car.  Protect yourself and be cautious.  It could be harder to get a loan if you need one but actually, long term financial planning looks pretty good.  Those transiting Fire trines can bring you some help and inspiration re: buying a home, setting up funds for childrens’ education, etc. and Saturn in the 8th is good for retirement investing.  This would also include long term insurance needs.

There could be so much activity in your home, people in and out, that your love life gets delayed, too. Business travel mandated for either you or your mate could have the same effect.  While you both would like to be spontaneous, Saturn is suggesting that you may have to schedule alone time together —even to the point of leaving for a weekend just to get some privacy. This transit of Saturn in this house is good for reading and studying the sexual traditions in other cultures — both present day and historical.  Always good to learn something new…

I always liked the phrase from the Bible about praying in our closet. There’s the people on the street corner trumpeting about how holy they are, and then there’s the real ones who pray in their closet. Sag is the sign of religion and the 8th is a private house.  This Saturn transit is a great time to make your home your church, to incorporate your spiritual values into your everyday activities in your home.  No one has to know about it either.  Having a special meditation room is a luxury. Most of us don’t have an extra room to spare.  Many people I know make a meditation garden — a little nook in the yard with a tree, a special bench to sit on, with plants and flowers that are meaningful to you;  sometimes it’s the place where a beloved family pet is buried.  Inside your home, things could be as simple as hanging a picture that inspires you, or lighting a candle on the mantle.  I always liked the pictures of the angels watching over little children.

One more change of subject.  There’s funny interchange between Taurus and Sag, and I base this on memories of clients past, since I did a bunch of horses and their owners in the 80’s.  If you are running cattle and particularly if you are raising horses, then you better keep a close eye on the situation because something’s not right.  Saturn is telling you there is a problem.  Either the food is wrong, or an injury isn’t healing properly, or a trainer isn’t doing what the horse needs, or someone is scalping you financially, etc. etc.

Well, that’s it for now.  Stay tuned.  More soon. Blessings, Jenae

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