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Hello Dear Readers and Friends, continuing with the previous post’s beginning of Uranus transiting through the houses, do remember that if you have Taurus rising then Uranus will be moving through your 1st house, but also if you have late Aries rising it would be the same — in your 1st house currently. Always good to know your exact chart with all the proper degrees on the house cusps :))

Uranus transiting through Taurus in your 2nd house will be strong, since the natural 2nd house IS Taurus. Pay close attention to your money for the next 5 or 6 years. This transit can be riches to rags, or the opposite — rags to riches. Things like repairs, or unexpected bills can come up suddenly. Try very hard to keep an emergency saving account going.  The 2nd house rules flea markets and yard sales. You could make extra money by selling stuff you don’t need and you may make new friends at these events. Uranus rules recycling and in this house you could refurbish possessions and sell them, even turn this type of thing into a hobby. Hobbies can turn into side gigs or careers if you have natal planets in your 2nd house. Investing in yourself is a great idea now. This could mean online classes or workshops, watching DIY videos on UTube,  or connecting with special interest groups online or maybe in person.

Uranus symbolizes friends and groups. You can benefit and learn much from your friends this year, and by seeking out those who share interests in common, like gardening or raising cows, or arts and crafts stuff. OR even custom painting motorcycles :)) Making beauty is a Venus thing and Venus rules both Taurus and Libra.  You may find that people appear suddenly in your life and get you started in a whole new direction. They may not stick around for years, but the gift they gave you WILL…

If you find that this transit causes difficulty with friends, then look deeper to see whether your core values match enough. If not, then think about what you have learned from the situation and be ready to move on…Uranus acts like pruning a fruit tree to ensure new growth.

Uranus in the 3rd house in Taurus can be tricky because Taurus is a creature of habit. In the 3rd means changes are coming to your neighborhood, to your neighbors, with your siblings and maybe cousins. This may not feel comfortable to you but do your best to see what positives might come through the situations.

Uranus in the 3rd is fabulous for taking classes and workshops that teach specific skills. The 3rd house also rules travel and cars — so you might be wanting to make more spontaneous trips, or earn extra money via a transportation or driving job. When I had Uranus in my 3rd, my job required me to visit places in a tri-county area.  Here’s a tip that a wise friend taught me: With cars these days, there are a number of computers governing different systems in your car. When one computer breaks and has to be replaced, it is the beginning of a cascading effect and other computers in the car start breaking. Keep an eye on your car’s electronic systems and plan for the future. If you have to buy a car over the next several years, consider purchasing a warranty.

If you have Uranus in Taurus in your 4th house of home and family, be ready for lots of changes with family members and your home itself. Installing some of the newer gadgets like smart appliances or Ring, or Simply Safe could also be appropriate. Maybe you build and attached apartment or put a tiny house in the backyard and rent it out for more money. Check your local zoning laws first, though. When I had Uranus in my 4th, my Mom got very sick but was saved. Friends moved in with me because they had temp jobs in my area. A lot of spontaneous meetings and gatherings occurred at my house. I moved and there WAS an attached apartment — lots of drama with tenants, though, I don’t have a great chart for real estate… but the most amazing thing that happened is I got a 2nd chance to enjoy all the hobbies I had loved as a child.  People just spontaneously gave me things — a piano, a tennis racket, a sewing machine, a kitten, etc. Great fun:)) The 4th is unconditional love for the very young, nurturing our family, and helping the elders, too. Some of you may make room for a parent to move in over the next few years…and depending on your chart, an unexpected pregnancy can bring a new child into your life…

The 4th house is also about our ancestral lineage. Some people with this transit will get very interested in geneology, Ancestry.com, 23 and Me, etc. Other people will approach more mystically, through dreams and spontaneous visits from our loved ones on the other side.  You might want to keep a dream journal. Uranus in the 4th can be sudden memories from the past surfacing. If they are difficult memories, then some counseling, including EMDR counseling, may be in order. Uranus is the planet of surprises…

Will close for now, more soon….Ciao :)) Jenae

 

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Hello dear Readers and Friends, I’ve been mulling over Uranus in Taurus for awhile now, sending my mind into the future to see what I could see… Uranus is the planet of the unexpected, the lightning bolt of inspiration, innovation, intuition, and invention. Uranus rules all things that save time, money, and labor for large groups of people. So from that we see Uranus representing aviation, the space program, computers and all things electronic, and many gadgets that are quite clever. A cute example is the robot that cleans your floors.  Uranus rules Aquarius and also symbolizes all friends and groups — informal groups and also labor unions, fraternal organizations, charitable groups, etc.  It’s not about just socializing because the reason those groups come together has a purpose beyond the pleasure of the moment. Think barn-building and quilting bees, historical examples of Uranus in action. Uranus/Aquarius also rules astrology.

Now that Uranus is in Taurus, the first thing I see is that Taurus, slow and steady and a creature of fixed habits, is not comfortable with change, especially the quick and abrupt nature of Uranian change. Taurus rules banks. Look at what happening with them — the world of fintech is forcing the old, conservative banking institutions to adapt or die, to paraphrase Darwin. There’s new ways to move money around the globe, make payments, crypto-currencies, blockchains, etc. We haven’t even seen all the changes that are coming with the speed of light.

Taurus rules hobbies, talents, auctions, wholesale connections, money and resources under our personal control. It also is the symbol for our core values. Scorpio, the opposite sign, is where all the above are shared.  The disruptive technology of Uranus has put many companies out of business already and this is just the beginning, offering new industries to take their place. An example would be the revolt against the cable companies. Roke, Hulu, Sling, and many others have emerged, forcing the cable companies to offer more individual bundles, etc.

Taurus rules trees. I haven’t been able to figure out where this is going but I suspect that there’s already research going on to breed trees that only flourish in a narrow climate zone become more adaptable as the climate changes. Personally, I hope the tree scientists can help us obtain vanilla extract and chocolate at an affordable price — I like to bake!!

Since Taurus rules wood, keep your eye on the Home Shows as new products to replace wood are coming to market. The price of lumber contracts on the commodity exchange is already much higher than just a few years ago. I saw an interesting flooring, a combination of wood, cork, and vinyl, and of course bamboo, a renewable resource,  is regenerated more quickly than trees.  I mentioned hemp in an earlier post, and this, too can be made into paper. Save the trees may indeed become a big issue…

More and more people, especially young people are running side gigs to make their own financial security, using all kinds of new technology to do business remotely. There’s even a child of 7 on U-Tube who made a million reviewing toys for other kids and their parents. Amazing !! And this trend is just beginning. People with a few planets in their 2nd house are often quite successful turning a hobby into a career.

Uranus is freedom. Freedom from what? What makes you feel free? Getting out from under the corporate thumb? More free time to do what you love? Freedom from electrical and gasoline bills?  Money is crystalized time and energy.  What you spend your money on says a lot about who you are. Taurus is about our core values. What are your deepest belief systems? Especially in the areas of friendship and group activities. The implied square of this transit will ask all of us to review our friendships and look for true rapport, not just surface compatibility. Honestly, I don’t know how to predict how this transit will affect each of you personally.  I can tell you things I have observed from watching Uranus transit through the different houses. With Uranus, anything can happen…

For example, having Uranus transit through your 1st house is a little bit like a mid-life crisis, no matter how old you are. There will be a strong desire to be an individual, do your own thing, rebel against the status quo. Maybe you dye your hair green, or quit your safe job and strike out on your own. Maybe you decide to get involved with a social cause dear to your heart. The first house is how we express ourselves to the outside world.  Ben Franklin once said, “The best way to have a good friend is to be one.”  I read another saying — a true friend rejoices with our victories and commiserates with our sorrows.  The classic book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, by Dale Carnegie, is a good resource. There’s also a lot of stuff in it about prosperity, too.

Time to close for now. More Uranus through the houses soon. Blessings, Jenae.

 

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Hello Dear Friends and Readers, if you’ve been following my blog for awhile you know I am a working astrologer.  It’s not that the more esoteric, mystical interpretations of planets and transits don’t work — they do — but I tend to bring astrology down to earth in a practical way because that is what my clients seem to need. Read on for an example of Mars and Uranus in the last degrees of Aries —  conjunct in February 2019…

My client was worried about her grown children. Starting in November 2018, we had reviewed her chart. I was worried, too. She has a Moon-Mars conjunction in her natal chart, in Aries, in her 4th house of home and family.  Mars is in the 29th degree, and any 29 is considered a critical degree.  The first pass of transiting Uranus came earlier, and the beloved family dog was killed when it got out of the house ran into the street and was hit by a car.  Her son immediately built a fence around the yard so the little grandkids couldn’t get to the street.  So Uranus entered Taurus and time passed with no other obvious incident until November — Uranus retrograde on 11-7 2018, back into Aries in the last two degrees until it re-enters Taurus on 3-6-19.  I kept warning my client to emphasize safety. I saw that in February 2019 Mars would be transiting the last few degrees of Aries, conjunct transiting Uranus again at the 29th degree. A double whammy, AND right on top of her NATAL Moon-Mars conjunction. I was so concerned that I called 2 other astrologers to talk it over, and one other very intuitive friend.  I asked my client to make sure the chimney was clean, change the smoke alarms’ batteries, check the electric plugs and wiring, ?install a lightning rod? , etc. etc.  Of course, the health and safety of her children was also discussed at length. She got one son into rehab and we thought maybe that was enough to diffuse the energy of that potentially malefic transit.

But even after he was in rehab, I was still worried and so was my client because her youngest, a  grown daughter, was ignoring signs from the Universe that she needed to take her life seriously.  There’s a myth in this society that the love of a good woman will reform an outlaw.  This is total nonsense but young women keep trying and usually end up heartbroken. So her mother talked to her, I did her transits and sent her a copy of her chart, and both of us reminded her that hanging out with an outlaw kind of guy was dangerous. Then a big truck semi side-swiped her little car when she was with him. No one was hurt. Did she learn? NO !!  At the end of January, she drove his car and the police stopped them and she got a DUI. After being handcuffed and put in jail, she was totally humbled and upset and said no more drinking and no more outlaw. Her mother was very upset but also relieved because she hoped her daughter truly meant it this time. She’d had plenty of warnings from the Universe; I’m not sharing them all in this post. But that the way things work — we get a little nudge —“Hey, you need to pay attention to this and take care of it”. If we ignore, then we get a bigger shake —“Hey, no fooling around, take care of this !!” And if we still don’t get it, the 3rd time we get clobbered.  Actually, it’s a benevolent Universe, giving us plenty of warning that our own karma is going to get us.

Anyway, here’s the end of the story.  I had warned my client, the mother, that the most critical time in her chart was February 6th through the 17th, when the transiting Mars and Uranus were conjunct and on her own Moon-Mars.   She changed plans, stayed home, prayed for her kids.  After having to go to court and face the judge by herself,  and upset and depressed, the daughter decided on February 5th to drive to her mother’s house (in another town) and spend the night there. At midnight, February 6th had just begun, my client woke up suddenly. She checked on her family and all were safe and sleeping. She read for awhile and finally went back to sleep. In the early morning,  all her daughters’ friends were calling. The outlaw boy had been driving his truck, very drunk, and crashed into the river. The only thing that kept him alive was the very cold water. He had skull fractures, facial fractures, spinal damage. It took hours for the  EMTs to extricate him and get him to the hospital. As of this writing, he is still alive and still in the hospital, with brain damage.   If my client’s daughter had been with him, she might have died. She knew it, her mother knew it, and I knew it. We were all so thankful and prayed that the man, even though he is an outlaw, might redeem his life and do some good in this world.

I sent my mind over to their  town and still felt that something else could happen. I called my client and said keep your guard up and stay vigilant.  That night, in the middle of the night, her daughter-in law woke up suddenly and heard a noise. She got up and went to check what it could be. A wall heater that hadn’t worked in months had suddenly clicked on. Why, we will never know, but the daughter-in-law realized there was a couch too close to that heater and moved it away. When she told my client the next morning, we realized truly there were angels protecting them because that heater could have caused a fire (Uranus-Mars — again!!)

Now Mars is in Taurus and things seem to have calmed down for this family.  The daughter will have to deal with the consequences of the DUI for a year, but she is in school and working, and seems to have learned to be more serious and responsible.  Time will tell…The outlaw guy is now in a position where he cannot hurt anyone.   And we all learned a lot about the accident potential on a Mars-Uranus conjunction.

May you all learn from this true story.  And I hope you never have to go through anything like this, ever.  When Mars comes around to your natal Uranus, accent safety and I always call it a “no fly zone” and tell my clients not to fly and to be extra careful…Mars goes around the wheel of the chart once every 2 years. The Uranus conjunction in my client’s chart was once in a lifetime…

Still working on Uranus in Taurus…stayed tuned…Namaste, Jenae

 

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11-8-2018 to 12-2 2019

Good Evening dear Friends and Readers, let’s continue with the Jupiter transits through the houses. If you have Gemini rising, then Jupiter transiting Sagittarius would be most likely in your 7th house of partnerships. Now this house is really ANY important one on one relationship, not just marriage, and not just the piece of paper either. The 7th can symbolize business partnerships, mentor/teacher/student relationships, even open enemies. I have seen people both marry and divorce when either Jupiter OR Saturn transits through their 7th.  Looking at this transit another way, your luck and growth is likely to come to you through your partner. Sure, maybe they get a raise or a promotion, but what about your partner introducing to some kind of new learning and growth? It may be a hobby they have a passion for, but it could also be something new the two of you do together.  Maybe you learn a new language? Whatever it is, it can grow in importance in your life over the next 12 years. Meanwhile, THIS year, watch the time management. Your partner could be over-optimistic about planning their schedule.

If you have Taurus rising, the Jupiter in Sag will transit your 8th house of shared money, love, and power. This is the house that rules other peoples’ money, like mutual funds and group investments. The 8th is taxes, insurance, inheritance, and Jupiter here makes it easier to get a loan. Just don’t go overboard. Since Sag is one of the legal signs (Libra is the other), it would behoove you to file your taxes most carefully. Err on the side of caution.  Pay attention to all tax and insurance matters.  Inheritance is certainly possible, but the whole chart must concur…not just one planet. Besides, people inherit more than money. A dear one in your life may gift you with something they think you will treasure. Books, art, furniture, a music collection — it could be anything.  If you decide to buy into a time share vacation home or  condo, be sure to read all the rules FIRST! And ask questions !! I have heard that it can be very difficult to get out of these investments, should you get older or just change your mind later. Jupiter in the 8th should mean there is enough money to travel and romance can blossom during trips away from home…

Aries rising means Jupiter will transit Sag in your 9th house, its OWN house, so you get a double dose of travel, laughter, new experiences and new physical activities.  Outdoor life calls you.  Sports, too. This is an excellent transit to further your education, whether it’s school or self-study. If you need licensing or certification to pursue your career this is a good year to get it.  The 9th rules metaphysics and philosophy, so maybe you go to classes or a workshop to learn more about how the Universe works.  For the first time in history, all the information is available to us… to deeply understand how things work and how to create the life you want. You may meet people from other countries. Foreign and/or ancient cultures may interest you. The I Ching (China), Runes (Vikings), etc. are ancient methods of divination that you can use without anyone else’s help. Tarot is old but takes a lot of study. I like to recommend the simpler systems to people who are just beginning to learn about metaphysics. There’s another deck of cards that I recommend to my clients. Doreen Virtue has many decks, but this one in particular is called Angels and Saints. It’s very simple to use and most helpful to everyone I know who has tried it, myself included. Don’t be surprised if you meet a teacher this year.

Pisces rising means Jupiter in Sag will be transiting your 10th house of career, reputation, and public life. Usually this transit brings an increase in your stature at work. Guard your reputation and don’t play mind games. Live your life as if it will be tomorrow’s front page news.  People in many businesses may find themselves travelling more to workshops and tradeshows. Or a person could appear from far away to provide your business with training on site.  Jupiter in Sag could mean the government has new rules that apply to your career, or there could be legal issues that change the big picture. Not necessarily negative, just changes. If you need to get more advanced licensing or credentials to continue in your chosen career, then this is a very good year to fulfill those requirements. Some people with Jupiter in Sag in their 10th will relocate overseas for a new job. Others may seek new jobs with better pay and opportunities. This is a year for you to stretch and grow in your public or professional life. The Sag colors are royal blue and turquoise. Find ways to incorporate those colors at work :))

Aquarius rising means Jupiter is in your 11th house of friends, groups, and hopes and wishes for the future. No better transit to either take a class or teach a class. Teamwork and cooperation should prevail and you can make new friends who will last a lifetime. Follow your heart, your passion, and your aspiration when choosing what kind of class to take or teach. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it has a positive effect on the participants and everyone is 100% committed.  The 11th house also symbolizes all humanitarian groups and clubs, where people come together to make a better world. If this appeals to you, you could find some kind of large project is planned for your community, or even larger. The same things applies — you can meet great people and develop skills you didn’t even know you had :)) The 11th house also rules astrology, so studying your chart and the art itself can bring you unexpected benefits. I began my studies 50 years ago, hard to believe, but I started young and I have never lost my enthusiasm and passion.  Aquarius rising means you have a gift for understanding astrology and it will make your life both easier and more fun :))

If you have Capricorn rising, Jupiter in Sag in your 12th is a more subtle transit since this is a hidden and behind the scenes house. Jupiter here offers you help on a spiritual level. Cap rising has a lot going on that could be challenging — Saturn in your 1st, Pluto in your 1st, and depending on the rest of the chart you could even be facing quite the crisis. It may have to do with work but it also could be health changes. Jupiter in the 12th, which also rules hospitals, means you would receive very good care. That doesn’t absolve you of responsibility, though. The first rule of Saturn in your 1st is to take responsibility to ensure your good health — whether that means improved nutrition, more exercise, more naps, researching any medicines that are prescribed, etc.  The blessing of Jupiter in your 12th is no matter what’s going on, you have a lot of help from your guides and angels and from loved ones on the other side. This loving support can help you weather the crisis and emerge stronger spiritually. A lot of people with Cap rising ARE facing career changes. Saturn and Pluto may put enough pressure on you that you decide to go for a new job with more responsibility, and the courage to try something new ends up totally transforming your life in a positive way. I have seen this happen over and over again since Pluto entered Capricorn years ago and now with Saturn also in Cap, it’s a now or never kind of transit. It’s a great time to focus on yourself and strengthen any weaknesses. Have an honest conversation with yourself about just what those weaknesses are. Jupiter in the 12th will help you.

Hope this blog helped all of you :)) Happy Holidays…Jenae

 

 

 

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Good Evening, dear Friends and Readers…Do you remember what you were doing 12 years ago, in 2007?  Jupiter takes 12 years to transit through all the signs, and now it is back in its own sign Sagittarius. Especially for people who are Sag or have natal Jupiter in Sag, whatever they focus on during this transit will grow in importance over the next 12 years. Jupiter expands whatever it touches. Every planet or aspect has both positive and negative connotations. Jupiter is considered the lucky planet; it is only negative through too much of a good thing. Here are some examples…too much booze and we get a hangover;  too much fast driving and the penalty could be a ticket; too much optimism and we find ourselves running late to everything and our budget goes into the red…you get the picture. Think about the nature of Jupiter — jovial, generous, upbeat, lucky, tolerant, able to see the future — Sag is one of the prophetic signs.

Sag, ruled by Jupiter is the natural 9th house on the wheel of the zodiac. The 9th is higher education that expands the mind, religion, metaphysics and philosophy, religious ceremonies, licensing and certification, long distance travel and foreign contacts.  Traditionally, Sag rules France, Italy, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia. Eugene, Oregon is a Sagittarius town — I remember a previous Jupiter in Sag transit where the U of O Ducks had a stellar year:)) To my knowledge, there are no Sag states in the USA. A town’s chart is either the historical founding date, or the date of incorporation. There are astrology books that cover this.  Your local historical society is a great source of information, too.

For people with Sag rising (Ascendant), Jupiter in your 1st grows your confidence in expressing yourself out in the world. Teaching/training others, public speaking, writing — all are possibilities. Jupiter in the 1st usually expands your waistline, so watch those calories :)) It’s also a good time to become pregnant. You may find yourself reading more than usual, or even studying a foreign language. It’s a great year to visualize the kind of future you want for yourself.

Jupiter in your 2nd house will either increase your income through a raise or promotion, or it will increase your income because you decide to turn a personal interest or a hobby into a 2nd job.  This is really a fortuitous time to start your own business — even if small at first, Jupiter here at the start will help it grow in importance in your life. Just make sure you have the proper licensing or certification if it is needed. This transit is a good time to spend money to grow your skills and talents.

Jupiter in the 3rd is great for taking some kind of technical class at your local Community college. Classes that teach specific skills. Bookstores and libraries may become your new favorite hangouts. Usually this transit brings  good news through siblings and  cousins — engagements and weddings, a bigger home, new cars, etc.  It is good for buying a car as long as you check your other transits, AND avoid Mercury retro ( next one is 11-17 thru 12-6-2018. If you are already in school at a 4 year college, this transit is great for a teaching degree and in the 3rd could mean some kind of internship with the local schools K-12.  When Jupiter was in my 3rd, most of my clients that year were teachers. The 3rd also represents neighbors. Perhaps your neighborhood will improve in some way this year. MOST OF ALL, metaphysically, this year is very important to train yourself to think and speak positively. Pay attention to your inner self-talk and neutralize any negatives with positive thoughts!!

Jupiter in the 4th usually expands the family. There might be a new baby coming, as there is in my family, with Jupiter currently in my 4th. It could also symbolize a wedding, or a big family reunion, or relatives coming from a distance to visit you. If you are single, it could mean a new roommate moves in.  This is a great year to trace your roots through genealogy, interviewing the seniors in your family, doing Ancestry.com, 23 and Me, etc. Usually with this transit there is also some improvement in the physical home itself. Maybe you decide to remodel, or it could be something simple like painting one room, or adding a window, or changing the décor.  If you need to move, this next year might be the one… The 4th house is about deep emotions and unconditional love as well as family. This is a time when you can feel more comfortable with yourself and more accepting of your feeling nature. Life is not all logic and analysis.

When I had Jupiter in my 5th when I was younger, my kids won honors and awards, prizes, scholarships, etc. Young people may become more important in your life this year, whether they are your kids or someone else’s.  You might think you are teaching them new fun things, but they are probably teaching you, too :)) The 5th house is light-hearted play, romance, and creativity.  Having fun will be more important this year. Try to find joy in some activity every day for yourself. Those of you who are in the creative arts, or the entertainment industry, music, art, dance, etc….it  could be a VERY good year:))  If you are auditioning, don’t let Jupiter rev you into over-confidence.  Yes, be happy and confident, but stay in balance with yourself. Stay grounded.

Jupiter in your 6th house will improve your job conditions and usually it will bring better health. I saw a couple people get really sick when Jupiter was in their 6th, which is quite unusual, but in both cases they had really excellent care and made a good recovery. The 6th house is who you hire and who hires you. You could get a promotion, or some kind of new work on the job with more pay involved. An old boss may leave and a new one come in. Some of you could even end up with a long-distance move that comes about through your job. Even overseas, if you are so inclined. The 6th is small domestic pets. Perhaps you get a new pet this year. The 6th house rules nutrition. Try moderate amounts of new foods. Remember, Jupiter can exaggerate  whatever it touches. You don’t have to be like the guy I knew who ate nothing but carrots for 6 weeks and turned orange!!  Or the SAG lady I knew who ate almost nothing but salads and made herself really sick.  The body doesn’t fix in a day. It absorbs the love and care you give it and will respond nicely over time.

Well, I done for now…actually all this writing about food has made me hungry:))  I’ll do the other 6 houses tomorrow.  Best wishes, Jenae

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello dear Friends and Readers, Uranus takes approximately 7 years to transit through a sign or a house. Or 84 years to go around the wheel. This year, Uranus entered Taurus on 5-15-2018, but it retrogrades back into the last few degrees of Aries from November 6 to March 7, 2019 when it re-enters Taurus and stays in Taurus for the next 6-7 years.

Uranus is a disruptive planet; it’s the lightning bolt of invention, intuition, and inspiration.  It’s action is quick. In individuals’ charts, this planet often act suddenly. If something is removed or taken away from you, it’s to make room for growth, like pruning a fruit tree. It can work in the opposite way, too, bringing in new ideas, hobbies, new people into your life suddenly as a catalyst for growth. We could say that Uranus rules technology, though Mercury plays a role, too. Uranus rules aviation, the space program, the Internet, and all friends and groups that come together for a common purpose.

I hope to write more later about how individuals can be affected by this transit, but for now I’ve just been observing the world and trying to tune into what’s on the horizon. Here’s what I’ve noticed so far…Taurus rules banks and trees…

We’ve all become familiar with the disruptive technology that is changing the world. Banks tend to be stodgy and conservative. Now they are being forced to change. Adapt or die, said Darwin… Enter Crypto currencies, Pay Pal, Venmo, Square, etc. — all new ways of moving money around digitally. Suddenly banks are having to adapt. Now people can deposit checks into their bank account by phone. All kinds of new things are happening with money and banks and this trend will continue…

Back in the early days of our Republic, the Founding Fathers grew hemp. They depended on it for rope and nets and riggings for ships, etc. In modern times hemp has been illegal but now this, too, is changing. I read a few years ago that every day, our earth is losing trees to deforestation the size of Delaware. That’s 48 square miles A DAY, of trees being cut.  If you factor in the devastation of forest fires, the amount may be even larger. Trees use carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. People need oxygen. People need trees. It takes 20 years to grow trees for harvest in warmer climates and up to 40-50 years in cooler ones.  Pulp is used to make paper and cardboard as well as building materials.  Hemp can also be used to make paper,  which would put less pressure on the forests and also provides another crop for farmers. Hemp can also be turned into fabric, and now it has medicinal applications.

There is a company called GW Pharmaceuticals in England that makes a medicine for epilepsy from CBD oil, which is derived from both cannabis and hemp. It has recently received unprecedented approval from the FDA to market its medicine here in the US. Why? BECAUSE IT WORKS! The scientific evidence is there, this can be a medicine that helps children with the worst kind of epilepsy, children that have hundreds of seizures a week.  There are only about 17 anti-seizure medicines available and if they don’t work for a particular patient, then that patient is out of options. Death is possible from seizures.  The CBD medicine is bringing new hope to these very fragile children. Now research is beginning to test CBD on other illnesses and even to come up with a pain medicine that is not addictive and harmful.  I believe that this is another illustration of Uranus at work — that we will see the laws changed in our country and in the world to make these plant medicines available. In the meantime, the farmers are actually making some money growing hemp as a crop in states that have permitted it. Why cut down trees for paper if you can use a quick growing plant instead? Some farmers are growing for the medical market; this part is more strictly regulated and tested. Some plant breeders are creating either cannabis or hemp that yields 17% CDB oil.  New businesses, new opportunities…

Since Taurus rules trees, I see these trends changing the way we use our forests, and inventive people are finding new substitutes for some of the forest products. I think we will always need wood, but the need to protect the trees will also spur new inventions of building materials, too.  This has been going on for awhile, but the changing of the cannabis and hemp laws will speed this up.  Uranus at work.  I was in a health food store a few weeks ago and a beautiful young woman came in looking for CBD products. She said she had just been diagnosed with MS, which is degenerative and incurable at present. She said she had been taking a capsule with CBD oil and felt so much better, that it was better than anything else to relieve her symptoms.  She came in to buy more and settled on a chewable tablet with the same potency.  Is states that allow sales of CBD products the anecdotal evidence is piling up — that CDB can help people with pain, a variety of illnesses, and it can help animals, too.  And the states that don’t allow sales are at least passing laws to allow medical research.  “The times, they are a-changing…”

I will write more on Uranus in Taurus when I see more.  Meanwhile Jupiter will enter Sag on 11-8-18 for a year and I will write for individuals in that post. Stay tuned…Namaste…Jenae

 

 

 

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Good Morning Dear Readers and Friends…the thought occurred to me during this Mercury retrograde transit that I should go back over the past a bit, sharing all the things that I have seen happen when a person goes through their first Saturn return…

Saturn takes approximately 29 1/2 years to transit all the way around the wheel of the chart. The first Saturn return takes place at that time — it means that Saturn is transiting conjunct to the place it was when you were born.  Depending on your individual chart and the  various aspects to your Saturn, it can be difficult in the extreme, or  even  relatively mild, but it ALWAYS serious and a time of commitment. Often, an older person will show up in your life at that time to function as a mentor or a guide. The law says you are an adult when you are 18 or 21, but older people start giving you more respect at 30 when you’ve completed the first Saturn return. Depending on your chart, you may just have one conjunction, but since Saturn is a slow and heavy planet you need to allow at least  a few degrees of orb.  Let’s say, for example that you have Saturn at 15 degrees of Libra and TRANSITING Saturn conjoins and then during the retrograde phase it comes back to 18 degrees Libra before going back into direct motion. You’re still going to  feel the heaviness of that conjunction, the after ripples, even though it is 3 degrees from exact. More often, the person will experience 3 exact conjunctions — forward, retrograde, then forward again.

OK, you are thinking, but what does it MEAN?  Saturn symbolizes authority. This transit is deeply a review of all the input that authority figures have had in your life thus far — parents, teachers, church, government, etc. The first Saturn return is a time when YOU choose what to keep and what to let go of, in terms of values and deciding whether all that previous input works for you or not. It takes courage and hard work (internally) to become your own authority, but that is just part of the task. Saturn is  also a symbol for career and how you define success in the outer world. When we are kids, our parents tell us (hopefully) that we can be anything we want to be when we grow up. As we mature, enter college, etc. we begin to realize that we can’t do it all, so we begin to choose that which is most meaningful to us.  Saturn is about bringing  goals into physical manifestation and it works through restriction, concentration, focus, and the ability to delay instant gratification for long-term rewards. So the first Saturn return is very often a commitment to a career, or a change in career.  It’s about choosing which door to walk through, and once we choose, other doors close silently.

I’ve seen people get married, or divorced, when they were going through their Saturn return. I know two  ladies with strong Scorpio themes who were widowed on both their 1st AND 2nd Saturn returns. When a child is born on your Saturn return, there’s a strong tie with that child. A karmic tie. Saturn, Pluto, and Neptune can indicate karmic ties — best to look carefully at both parents’ and the childs’ chart to see clues of how to manage the possibilities for positive results.

Mine was a change in career. When I was 28, I got the best job of my life at that time. I have Saturn in Virgo, so it figures :)) Virgo is health work and service to others. I job-shared with a dear friend and we had a great boss who encouraged our creativity. We worked long hours but it built my confidence in myself. When you are born with Saturn in your 1st house it takes getting older to become confident and believe in yourself. We even beat out 38 other social service contractors vying for a grant from the City of Salem because we were the ONLY preventative program.  We managed several acres of community gardens scattered across a tri-county area of the Willamette Valley.  Bringing better health and a better diet to many people — a good description of Saturn in Virgo :))

Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn and symbolizes bones, joints, and teeth. I knew a woman who was a nurse and she was starting her 1st Saturn return and she didn’t like her job. But she wouldn’t do anything about it. Then she broke her leg! So she couldn’t work, and while she was healing she realized that she HAD to make a change in career.  There’s an old saying…”The wheels of the Gods grind slow but exceedingly fine…” Make no mistake — Saturn returns are serious business designed to help us grow and if we refuse the task and the challenges in front of us at that time, there are most assuredly penalties.

SO…now I want to hear from you, if you are  28-30 and experiencing  the pressure of making important long-term decisions. Send me your birth data and whether you are male or female. My goal is to encourage an open discussion of this important time in peoples’ lives. I will post it and write what I see, minus your name, to protect your privacy.

Thanks for reading and watch for my next blog post — Uranus enters Taurus on May 15, 2018… Namaste, Jenae

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