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Dear Readers and Friends, This  turned out to be a rather lengthy post; I guess some are longer and some are shorter.  Anyway, getting back to the current transit of Uranus in Aries, if you have LIBRA rising, then Uranus is transiting in your 7th house of marriage and partnerships.  You’ll remember from earlier posts that planets  transiting in the natural cardinal houses pack a bigger punch.  Those houses are the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th.  If you’re single,  I would  call Uranus in the 7th “get ready for Mr. Toad’s wild ride” because the only thing you can predict with any certainty is catalyst relationships and lots of changes.  I have seen people have a rather brief relationship but the experience and the effects last far longer.  I have seen people go from platonic to lovers  and back to friends again with a lot of speed and little warning.  If you add Aries into this mix, Uranus is even more volatile.  You could meet someone that knocks your socks off and there’s a terrific rapport.  Please try to stay grounded and take your time getting to know this person before making a commitment because the situation ( and your feelings, or theirs) could change.  If you are married, this will be a period of time that is ideal for trying out new activities together, joining some kind of group that offers a social component with a chance to make new friends, and in general the person with Uranus in the 7th needs to be ok with their partner wanting to  initiate these changes.  The 7th house often shows us facets of ourselves that we  don’t see — we see those qualities coming AT us through our partner.  So don’t write off your mate’s ideas as silly or impractical — they’re not feeling hemmed in by YOU, they’re feeling hemmed in by life and they need to do something about it, so offer some support.  They want to go skydiving?  Think about what that means — the freedom to fly.  They want to play pool, or go bowling, or softball ?— whatever — think about what that means — your partner needs a little more exercise and maybe a little fun to offset other areas of life.  Dancing is highly recommended with this transit in this sign and house.  There are so many forms of dance — folk dancing, square dancing, ballroom, salsa, line dancing, hip hop — lots of room for individuality and self-expression.  The point is to embrace change willingly…new ideas, new books, new hobbies, and allow some spontaneity into your life.

If you have a marriage that has gone sour or stale and neither of you has done anything about healing it, then this transit can jolt you out of the status quo.  If you are in this situation, consider some couples’ counseling before making any drastic decisions.

I have clients taking this transit.  The married ones have partners who are feeling blocked and frustrated in other areas of their lives.  Remember?  Pluto in Cap is square to Uranus for the next couple years…   The single clients are meeting new people who are catalysts but not necessarily a romantic partner.  And I have clients who are having to work closely with others (therapists)due to medical situations.

If you have VIRGO  rising, then transiting Uranus is moving through your 8th house.  This is the natural Scorpio house of shared money and power, and all the deeper emotional experiences — birth, death, healing, sexuality, bliss…Probably time to take some action to get your personal finances in better shape.  Partners may not intentionally let you down, but it could happen in spite of their good will.  Agreements and contracts can fall apart or have to be re-worked.  Unforeseen circumstances may cause our best laid plans to collapse.  Always good to have a plan A, B, and even C with this transit.  The thing is with the lightning flash element of surprise (Uranus) you don’t know if you’re going from riches to rags, or rags to riches.  This house rules inheritance, insurance, taxes, and all kinds of different financial contracts.  It’s a good time to make sure you understand what your  various insurance policies really cover and update and amend them if needed.   Update your  will, start a retirement account, start a 529 for your childrens’ education, draw up POA papers for medical and financial, sign an advance health care directive — that last one is called by different names in different states but basically it is a paper directing what YOU want done at the end of life — feeding tube/no feeding tube, life support, DNR orders, etc.  I’m not being morbid; au contraire — this gives YOU the power to determine what happens to you and everyone should have one.  Investments  could be very unstable; know your risk tolerance and follow your intuition.  I know a guy who makes 20% just by selling covered calls over and over again on a stock he has held for a long time.  If the shares get called away he just sells puts until he gets his order filled.  He does this with conservative stocks only. And remember, with this transit, keep your powder dry and avoid margin.  This is a dangerous environment for investments, which is precisely why there is also opportunity.   No one can manage your money as carefully as you can — take the time to know and understand your investments, retirements accounts and rules, etc.  If you dream of numbers, go ahead and play the Lotto — just remember with this house, you might be luckier to join with friends/partners/family  and pool the tickets as long as all involved agree on the rules in advance.  With the 8th house the best agreements benefit all concerned.

On a deeper level, the 8th house is about cooperating with the Universe.  When we align our individual will with the Universal Will, amazing things happen.  Miracles are still happening all over the world, and every day, too.  The capacity for sudden healing is very strong with Uranus in the 8th house.  I’m studying this 8th house stuff a lot these days and I think it’s about acceptance — if we know in our hearts that ultimately, the Universe is running with everyone’s well-being in mind, and that attitude is firmly anchored in the core of our being , not just on the intellectual level, then we get to participate in the most wondrous process of manifesting from spirit into the physical that which we most need.  Acceptance is easy to say and hard to do, at least for me.  On days when I AM in the flow, the perfection and synchronicity of life absolutely astounds and floors me.   We are, all of us, in the right place at the right time.  This is why I love astrology so much — I’ll be studying a chart and all of a sudden it all comes together and for an instant I see the absolute perfection of a life. I feel awe and also humbleness for the privilege of participating in that process.   When we are in the flow our happiness is not based on anything external, it comes from inside.  That bliss is part of the 8th house.

Philosophical and evolutionary discussions  fall  more under the rulership of the 9th house, the natural Sag house.  The direct experience that involves the whole of our being — that is 8th house.  If you have LEO rising, then Uranus is moving through your 9th house.  This is house of,  yes, philosophy and religion, but also law, higher ed, foreign contacts and long-distance travel.  Leo rising, you have a trine from Uranus here in Aries — what a great time to reach out beyond your borders!!!  Stretch your mind, stretch your body — learn a language, visit somewhere new and if the opportunity comes to you to travel overseas, please do, just avoid Mercury retrogradeJ…it’s not that the plane would crash, but you might be delayed or luggage lost and these inconveniences can be avoided with a bit of scheduling :)…

I know people who have used this transit to armchair travel, too.  The main expression of Uranus here would be to follow your intuition and/or any inclination to learn new things and by doing so you reach out and find new friends, kindred spirits, who share your enthusiasm.  Since Uranus rules technology, these new friends might be part of forums or user groups on line.  I have 3 clients with this transit; one is working overseas, one is a member of a healing group that is spread out geographically, and the 3rd one is planning her wedding — which will be in a different state from where she lives.   The 9th house rules ceremonies.

As far as religion, some people with this transit are going to be reviewing childhood experiences with church, etc. and some are going to break with the traditions of their past and seek a new path.  A lot of people with either Sag planets or a packed 9th house natally are very eclectic and create their own belief system and spirituality based on a little bit from all the major religions.  This transit is great for meditation and/or joining a prayer or healing  group.  With Uranus transiting the 9th, said group needs to be open to the Light and not restrictive in its structure. Non-denominational groups may appeal more.  You don’t need to be a member of a group to be spiritual; you have a gift for attracting the information you need, or that others need.  Just be open to receiving that information in unusual ways.  It’s not an accidental Universe — if a book falls off the shelf at your feet, there’s a reason.  I asked a question once (in my mind) and ½ hour later the answer was on the TV. ?!!!?  Try focusing on YOUR  question and see what comes in 🙂 …

If you have CANCER rising, then Uranus in Aries is moving through your 10th house of career.  I’ve seen so many clients take Uranus in their 10th — we’ll cover the sign in a minute — just Uranus here means you want something new.  Tired of the same old job, or old technology, or the people are boring,  maybe the boss is a pain.  People with Uranus in the 10th feel impatient and ready for growth.  Those of you who might have lost a job recently… on the spiritual level Uranus here means the Universe knows you were ready for growth and has something better in mind for you.  That being said, if you’re hanging on to a job that you’ve outgrown, just for the security, it might be helpful to see if you can shift the job you have just a bit — like new equipment, or  a new department within the same company.

Uranus in Aries is definitely symbolizing the need for a more courageous and innovative approach in your career.  Aries is a physical sign.  Some companies offer exercise programs at work, maybe you’re supposed to be the one who makes suggestions to improve safety, morale, physical fitness at work.  This could also be symbolizing that maybe you need a career with more physical activity in it.  It is likely that there will be unexpected developments on the job.  Breakthroughs in research, changes in personnel, new programs, new clients, etc.  Possibly some new rules that would seem to promote competition — be careful with this — just compete with yourself to be the best that you can be.  Normally, with Uranus here, morale and cooperation would be front and center but we can’t forget that Pluto square may be lurking in your 6th house of co-workers instead of your 7th.  I don’t want to state that someone is playing mind games because really you have to the whole natal chart in order to determine what is going on. Just make sure it’s not you since you don’t want the negative karma. If you feel negative about your boss, try projecting that he gets a fabulous offer from another company — like the old song says…”you got to accentuate the positive”…if you project negativity it will backfire on you.

The 10th is also our personal definition of success and our own sense of authority in our lives.  Transits like this can shake the old foundations of what you thought you wanted.  Maybe you have the money now, but wish you had more time.  Maybe you have fulfilled heavy responsibilities at work and now you realize your health and your personal life is just as important.  Maybe you get honors and awards but realize these don’t mean as much as someone to share them with you.  Cancer rising in many ways is traditional and seeks security; this transit is likely to change your definition  of yourself and your goals.

If you have GEMINI  rising, the Uranus is moving through your 11th house of friends.  This IS the natural house for Uranus so group projects, friends,  and co-ops are likely to play a major role in your life.  This is an easier transit for you than some of the other signs.  Transiting Uranus is sextile to your Ascendant; a sextile means opportunity with a little elbow-grease required.  I think this means don’t hesitate to be the welcoming one, to introduce yourself, to suggest ideas at meetings, to make new friends.  You are very likely to meet people where there is a sense of deja-vu and the fun of being intuitive with each other can make mundane life so much more interesting :)…

This is an ideal transit to join some kind of group — could be something physical — exercise, Tai Chi, yoga, etc. or it could be some kind of metaphysical group, or even both.  A long time ago I read a definition of friendship —“A true friend commiserates with our sorrows and rejoices with our victories.”  I think you will have experiences that are special with the friends you already have.  If you’re standing at the sink doing the dishes and someone you know comes to mind, it’s probably a sign that you should call them and check in.  If you have a group of friends rather than individual friends, it is likely that there will be a gathering to aid one of them.  For example, if someone has an accident or a medical crisis, everyone will gather to help that person adjust and heal.  If someone has a wedding, everyone will gather to help organize the festivities.  I think you will attend more parties this year, too.  The thing with the 11th house is there is usually a purpose beyond the moment — Habitat for Humanity, professional groups, babysitting  co-ops, food buying clubs, service groups, volunteer groups, labor unions — all these type of situations are ruled by the 11th house.  Ultimately, the 11th is the symbol for sublimating the ego for the  good of the whole group.  The key word  to  remember is cooperation.

I watched an Aquarian at a meeting  raise such a fuss that she was the antithesis of cooperation.  She must have had Mars on her Sun or something, because it was fairly obnoxious.  She was determined to press her point and was quite oblivious to the ideas of others at the meeting.  It is possible that you could encounter someone like that during the years Uranus is in Aries — the energy is innovative but sometimes volatile, and we all know how Aries loves a good debate.  IF someone appears in your life who is a pain to be around, it will probably help you appreciate your true friends even more.  This is a good period to show the  people you love how much they mean to you.  It’s also pretty important that you not let one individual hijack the energy of the  group.  This is how interventions were born.  It may be necessary to have an intervention.

Depending on your natal, if you have planets in this house anyway,  don’t be surprised if  you are elected or appointed to represent a group.

If you have TAURUS  rising, then Uranus is transiting in your 12th house of dreams, meditation, the unconscious mind, secret sorrows, and the flip side, too — alcohol/drug problems, mental health problems, self-sabotage, etc.  It is helpful  to understand this house by remembering that the 12th house is the natural house of Pisces, which is two fish swimming in opposite directions.  Symbolizing  the highest of the high and the lowest of the low, this house is more ephemeral than any other and thus the hardest to interpret.  Pay close attention to your dreams.  If you have a problem or a situation that needs a solution or additional information, you have a terrific opportunity to get the help you need through dreams, meditation, self-hypnosis — all methods that tap the unconscious mind.  Our minds are like icebergs — the conscious part is only the 10% that sticks up above the water.

Support groups of all kinds would be indicated by this transit.  You may be either giving or receiving compassionate love for the ill and afflicted.  There can be a beautiful sharing.  For you, Pluto in Cap is trine, which aids your ability to heal and reinvent yourself.

Music is healing. Time spent alone is healing.  Time spent with animals is helpful and so is being by water.  Treat your bath or shower as sacred time; affirm that you are washing away the cares of the day.

Friendship can also be a two-way street.  On the one hand you may have very special friendships where you are psychic together and both walking the same path spiritually, but you could find that there are one or two (probably two) people in your life that put pressure on you.   Upon thoroughly examining your motivation and theirs,  and being very alert in case there are hidden agendas, you may come to a decision about whether or not you even want this person in your life.  I urge you to trust your instincts — if you don’t feel safe and comforted by someone’s presence in your life, there’s probably a reason.  Do not leave yourself open to manipulation or emotional abuse.  Read the earlier definition of friendship in this post.  Yes, you have spiritual protection, but that doesn’t mean you can rescue lost puppies that really don’t want to be rescued at all.  Determine motivation with a clear eye  and conscience to avoid consequences.  That old phrase comes to mind…”Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.”  Clear karma, protect yourself and let go with love if you have to.

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Saturn in Libra — Saturn through the Houses — Part 2

Back again to all you friends, readers, and closet astrologers.  Let’s continue now with Saturn in the 7th

Ah…the natural Libra House, and Saturn is currently wrapping up its transit through Libra.  Those of you who have Aries rising are taking Saturn in your 7th.  I’ve seen people get married and/or divorced when EITHER Saturn or Jupiter are transiting  the 7th.  Saturn here can manifest as loneliness — lack of a partner, problems in partnerships that have festered for a long time and really need to be addressed, or as a long-lasting commitment to a partnership.  The 7th is the love, not just  the piece of paper.  If you live with a significant other, that’s 7th house, too.  Light-hearted dating is 5th house.  Business partnerships are also ruled by the 7th (legal contracts) but there’s usually some 8th house influences, too.

So, dear readers, what have you learned from the last couple years?  I had one client that did a major review of all her past partnerships, saw the weakness in her current marriage as part of a life pattern, and vowed to herself to make MAJOR changes.  Another client with Saturn currently in her 7th has experienced so many business problems with various contracts and negotiations that she has no time or energy to even think about meeting someone;  however,  the  last few years have given her a clearer picture of the kind of partner that would suit her best.  Many have gotten divorced and some have used Saturn to strengthen their marriages.  Using Saturn in the 7th in a positive way helps us all decide and define what qualities and values are important to us in a partnership.

Saturn in the 8th —the natural Scorpio house

Saturn in the 8th can be a warning not to over-extend financially.  Best to run a tight ship.  There can be challenges with loans, insurance, inheritance, taxes, etc.  I warned one client about this as Saturn was conjoining her natal Mars in the 8th,  suggesting that  she be a more active participant in the family finances.  Good thing, too, since she discovered her partner was careless and let their homeowner’s insurance lapse.  I’ve also seen a lot of benefits come to people with transiting Saturn in the 8th, usually rewards for lots of work done previously.  Generally speaking, it’s a good transit for a young person to make a long-term investment, for an older person it’s usually planning for retirement.  Understanding  death and sexuality on a deeper level is another possibility.  The 8th rules all the major transitions in life, all the blood and guts, deeply emotional stuff.

Saturn in the 9th — the natural Sag house

Want to go to school?  What a great transit to commit to broadening your mind.  Travel?  Maybe… usually travel is better when different planets are in your 9th, but it depends on each individual’s chart.  Saturn here, well aspected, would be fabulous for business-related travel.  Same thing with legal issues.  Saturn can bring up weaknesses and challenges — not the greatest transit to begin legal action, but there are always exceptions.  Religion and philosophy are 9th house — I’ve seen clients question their upbringing, leave the church of their youth and define their religious beliefs.   One client, a Catholic abused in her youth, received a large settlement as part of a class action when Saturn was transiting her 9th.

Saturn in the 10th — the natural Capricorn house

This one is interesting because Saturn would be transiting its natural place.  IF there are challenging aspects to this position, the person will have issues with authority, bosses, government, etc.  Certainly not the best transit to ask for a zoning variance or submit plans.  But if Saturn here is well-aspected  the person can achieve long-term career goals, start BIG projects, receive honors and awards because they did the work previously, they earned it.  It is very important to guard your reputation, in business and in the community, when Saturn is moving through your 10th.  Using the Saturn qualities of hard work, follow-through, determination and discipline will help manifest the positive in career, reputation and public life. The 10th is also our definition of success, not society’s definition,  it’s more personal.

Saturn in the 11th  — the natural Aquarian house

This house is friends, groups,  teamwork, and plans for the future.  I’ve seen Saturn transiting through  the 11th work out in 4 different ways.   One, they are lonely and wish they had friends. Or they are working so hard there’s no time for friends.  Two, their dearest friends are older and they learn a lot from them.  Three, the person is either appointed or elected to serve a group.  This sign rules all labor and fraternal organizations, and co-ops.   So maybe you’re  asked to be on the hospital board, or be a room mother, or a den mother, or you join some kind of group and it ends up being a little bigger commitment than you had imagined.  Like organizing the company picnic.  The point here is it leads you to new people and ideas in your life. Four, sometimes Saturn in the 11th will symbolize a serious difficulty with a friend, or a major disagreement, or a friend could be going through a very serious ordeal and you are doing your best to offer love and support.

Saturn in the 12th — the natural Pisces house

The 12th is the hardest house to interpret.  The Pisces energy of this house, no matter what time you were  born and whatever sign is on the cusp of the 12th, symbolizes our spiritual relationship with ourselves, matters of conscience, and is often very subtle.  Saturn moving through the 12th — the traditional interpretation is the person has to face their worst fears, the most negative and defeatist parts of their personality, and they will get very little sympathy from others at this time, because they have to find their inner strength and forge their connection with the Divine.  The transit can symbolize a lot of time spent alone, introspection, meditation, etc.  I think I’ll do a whole blog or two  just on this house later on now that Neptune is transiting Pisces — its own sign — first time in 149 years.  Very  special, yes?  For now just ask yourself, as a  point of  meditation, why do we help others?  Is your charity public or secret?  Do you pray in your closet?  Pisces, the inner motivation…

Dear readers, I want to leave you with a little lighter note…I have a client who has natal Saturn in the 12th and she is an artist who does her best work alone in her studio.  She sold pictures to the government, too, (Saturn as government/authority) for wildlife stamps.  The 11th house energy is love for humanity, but the 12th house embraces all of life on earth  with  compassionate love — the sea, the animal kingdom, all of nature…

Comments are welcome, more soon… next time we’ll  start playing with Saturn in Libra and the different house cusps based on your time of birth.  See?  We’re taking things one step at a time …  Blessings , Jenae

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ASTROLOGY — Saturn through the Houses —Part 1

Saturn in Libra

Saturn transits put pressure on us to shore up any weak points to build a firm foundation for a lasting success.  Saturn takes about 29 ½ years to go around the wheel of the chart, through all the 12 houses, and it takes about 2 ½ years to go through a sign and/or a house.

Saturn entered Libra October 30, 2009 and will leave Libra and enter Scorpio on October 6, 2012, so this particular Saturn transit is a little longer than most.  Many Libra clients have found their love life has been severely tested — Libra is the sign of marriage and close partnerships. Some Libras have gotten divorced, others went into counseling and reaffirmed their commitment to their marriage, some have made peace with relationships that haunted them from years past.  And some have found a new love that is more solid and stable than any of their previous experiences.

Libra is also a sign that symbolizes good manners and diplomacy, so all of us have hopefully learned to be better negotiators during the last few years.

Most of my clients check in with me when Saturn is either in their Sun Sign, or square or opposing. Libra is a cardinal sign, so the other cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn.  Depending on the house positions, Saturn will reveal where the test is as well as how to achieve the rewards.  Every person has Libra somewhere in their natal chart.  We all have ALL the signs somewhere in the chart.

Saturn in the 1st — issues of confidence and taking initiative, sometimes the health and general vitality are a little lower with this transit, so it’s very important to take responsibility to insure your own good health.  Some people learn public speaking skills during this transit as a way to build confidence.  The 1st house is how we present ourselves to the outside world.  A great transit to smooth any rough edges of our personality.

Saturn in the 2nd — issues about personal finances and developing new talents and skills. To me, this is where is gets interesting.  Most traditional astrology books will tell you that Saturn in the 2nd is terrible for money, but my observation is there’s no better time to start your own business, even if it’s just a little moonlighting on the side.  In this scenario, what you’d be doing is laying in the foundation for a future transition to self-employment.  It’s a great transit to start developing talents and hobbies that have been dormant for a long time. 

Saturn in the 3rd — communication issues, as well as the need to pick up technical skills. Going to college for liberal arts is Sag/9th house, taking technical classes and/or workshops to develop specific skills is 3rdhouse.  Computer skills are especially appropriate as the natural wheel 3rd house is Gemini.  Some people will use this Saturn transit to build closer rapport with neighbors or build consensus in their community.  I had several clients that had boundary issues with their neighbors when Saturn was transiting their 3rd.

Saturn in the 4th — this is a toughie…usually there is responsibility for older relatives, or the person wants to change their living situation.  The house is too small, the house is too dark, they don’t like their roommates, etc. etc.  It IS a great time to set up a home office.  Reviewing your legacy and family history is also appropriate, harvesting the treasures  you may have overlooked.  If you buy a house during this transit, better be prepared to stay there a LONG time. Remember, Saturn is longevity.  I lost my mother  when Saturn was in my 4th

Saturn in the 5th — time to focus and concentrate on your creativity, art, music, etc.  Too much work will stress a person out so this is the time to figure out how to have some fun.  Better yet, define fun — what is fun for you?  You may find that some things you’ve been passively going along with aren’t really what you prefer to be doing with your leisure time.  Children are 5thhouse — Saturn here can manifest as dealing with the educational goals or challenges of your children.  There can be a problem with a teacher or maybe there’s just a lot of paperwork and dealing with the bureaucracy, college apps, etc.  The 5th house is also romance, so this transit may be a question of agreeing on what sounds fun to do on a date.  Work commitments and schedules can interfere with dates.

Saturn in the 6th — issues involving employment and co-workers, could be someone you hire or vice-versa.  Saturn in the 6th usually brings increased responsibility at work, hopefully the rewards are commeasurate. Health issues can come up — this is the natural Virgo house of health, work, and service to others.  VERY important to use Saturn positively and commit yourself to a better health routine.  Work may feel confining and restrictive but it is a challenge to face and work through, especially any personality conflicts.  IF you want to change someone else, change yourself.  Use criticism CONSTRUCTIVELY.  I did some of the best work in my life when Saturn was I my 6th, no lack of employment, if anything there was almost more than I could handle.  I had to be very structured and disciplined to meet all deadlines.  A great transit to get more organized.    There’s a reason Feng Shui says get rid of clutter — for better health… :))

Thanks for reading…comments welcomed, Part 2 soon, Blessings, Jenae

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