Thursday, 4 January 2018

SATURN INTO CAPRICORN …. a reality check. Posterity & Austerity.

Saturn leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn on the 20th December this year, aligning almost exactly with the Winter Solstice, over which Saturn presides,and the entrance of the Sun into Capricorn on the 22nd. Saturn begins to really take hold some eight or nine days later. Seen often as the baddy of the astrological planetary system and much maligned, Saturn is responsible for order, discipline, staying power, and the glue that welds together the un-manifest and the material plane.The planet is often referred to as the doorkeeper between worlds.

Austerity, duress, isolation, inhibitions and bleak landscapes, both literally and metaphorically, and time itself, Saturn is known as the Judge and the Auditor of mortal development. But the rewards for Saturn’s scenarios are great. And what emerges from Saturnine periods of endeavor endures, both the good and the bad. Not a force to be reckoned with lightly, Saturn rules heavy machinery, rocky terrains, skeletal structure, security measures and commerce. Mundane Astrology is a different thing from the Astrology of the individual and the world connotations can be considered separately but in some areas are mutually inclusive with individual movement.

Saturn into Capricorn will be a leveler, that much we know. It will take the rough edged and the partly shaped and engineer clarity where there is none, or common sense where there is fanciful speculation (the province often of Sagittarius). The transit Saturn made through Sagittarius took three years and in that time we saw extremes of all kinds, exaggerated facts and sensationalism became almost the norm. It is incredible how this kind of atmosphere crept up on us. The media, the constant fear mongering and the drama; the way society has changed in that last three years is quite dramatic.

So can Saturn in Capricorn bring a reality check to a lot of subjects and situations that are hopelessly off the mark, definitely out of control and not useful to the demanding times we live in? Probably! In situations personal and collective, large and small. Nothing escapes the exacting scrutiny of Saturn, it purges and parses, often down to the bone.

Saturn’s transit through Capricorn will at various times make squares to Sun in Aries, Libra and Cancer. And to any other planets people have in those signs. The other two earth signs – Virgo and Taurus - also take influence; all the signs linked by element (in this case Earth) have traits borrowed from each other. The effects of Saturn are consolidating or they are debilitating. They require a step up or a step away, depending on circumstances.

The last time Saturn was in its own sign of Capricorn was in 1988 to 1991. It takes twenty eight to thirty years for Saturn to cover the whole zodiac. Thinking back to what was occurring in your life and events at that time, provided you are old enough, may give clues to the issues or side of yourself which will be affected this time round. It does not have to be a re-run, it can be a vastly upgraded or modified scenario of similar sorts, in different setting, giving different choices for different reasons. But the similarities will be there somewhere.

In a global or societal sense the effects of Saturn in Capricorn are already visible. The world has become a harder or harsher place for many people. The greed and the depravation are maybe two sides of the same coin. Capitalism and Government are both under the jurisdiction of Capricorn, as is penal reform and correction. The fact that banking systems, ecological sustainability and some forms of commerce have to change is a foregone conclusion. Saturn is nothing if not resilient at finding ways to forge cohesion and people to undertake the tasks: all contribution and work is to some extent the province of Saturn, for nothing lasting is achieved without effort and perseverance.

Integrity, responsibility, endurance, humility, forbearance and other old fashioned values may be partly forgotten in some areas, but will resurrect mightily in quarters we least expect. The Saturn/Capricorn transit is in three stages, in keeping with the three deconates of the sign. Firstly the accountability, and then the discovery and exposition and finally the amending and substantiation. Apply that to small and large developments in life, both personal and transpersonal, and you will have the idea of the issues affected.

Saturn in Capricorn is the bricks and mortar of life. It brings the subjects that matter to the main point, whether these are concern known only to the individual or to the collective as a whole. The individual decides what matters to him or her. But there are areas outside of us on which we all depend and to which we all contribute. Saturn brings the meat of the matter forward and cannot bear obfuscation and prevarication. Sitting on fences isn’t an option. Nor is disguising the end to justify the means. The posterity of the matter is most important to Saturn, while the austerity might be just a side-effect of achieving it. But the balance between the two is possible only with wisdom – the province of Saturn through age old experience and the cycles of time.

image: 'Icy Trees' - Edward Lemery

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Tuesday, 2 January 2018


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Saturday, 23 December 2017

Manifesting Energy with The Rays and Astrology

Lyn Shea talks with Peter Wakefield, Esoteric Astrologer, on the meaning of the Seven Rays and how they operate through astrology.  Their relevance to individual development and how people form collectives, groups and organisations within society.

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How and Why the Rays May Change in a Lifetime.

In this this second pod about the Rays Lyn talks with Pater Wakefield about how the main Rays can change within the person, e.g. the mental body, personality & emotional body. Why that may happen and what the individual may experience or feel when is happening.

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Astrology in Brief ...

This weekend's full Moon/Gemini opposes Saturn/Sagittarius bringing the call to diversify or break away sharply from sudden. or ongoing impasse. Although dual choices will make it difficult. Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius adds to confusion until going direct again on the 21st.  Branch roads need investigating until then.  
And Mercury is retrograde now and conjunct Saturn at the last degree of Sagittarius until Thursday. Think before speaking or writing. Appraising the last three years of struggle or progress for some people at a make or break time.
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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Jupiter in Scorpio ....evoking the drama ...

On the 11th October 17 Jupiter enters Scorpio for a twelve month transit. Breadth and depth in all areas and at many levels. The profound nature of Pluto carried on Jupiter’s generous frequency in the formidable vibration of Scorpio: feared, revered, loathed and legendary often as the villain of the zodiac.
The Jupiter/Scorpio journey is concerned with power, and its rightful places and uses. In magnifying its misuses, the often elaborate nature of Jupiter will bring to the surface that which is possible and that which lurks waiting to be tried and tested. The drama of life, the heights and peaks to be conquered, achievements to be reaped - both great and small. 
Scorpio has its roots in the deepest kind of renaissance and transformational processes ….. sexuality, compulsions, obsessions, jealousies, feuds, grievances, grudges, vengeance, retaliation and vindication … all the province of Scorpio. So Jupiter carrying the information and unfolding of details enlarges and stages all these things and lays to waste or lays to rest. Power is energy, although some people confine the understanding of power to the prominent and famous as a quality it is just as rife within schoolchildren as it is within corporate boardrooms or banking empires. Without the knowledge and use of our own power we are unfit to face life. Defenseless within our personal world. 
The last time Jupiter was in Scorpio was the autumn of 2005 to the late autumn of 2006. The Jupiter transits of twelve months to each sign very much echo the chapters of a book, whereas the Jupiter transit around the zodiac is more like a volume.
Jupiter in any sign means the magnification of the worst and the best of wherever it lies. The searching and the battling for more assertive or effective power (energy) is one which takes us to a deeper understanding of our own worst faults and traits. What lengths are we prepared to go for this weaponry, this self-enhancement? Or what is it we will sacrifice within ourselves for the good of others? Scorpio at its most evolved (Bald Eagle) is capable of the noblest of sacrifices, the greatest of achievements for the common good at the expense of self. At its worst (Grey Lizard) there is nothing it will not stoop too to aid and abet the power it seeks for its own satisfaction or aggrandizement. It is a sign of extremes.
Jupiter going forward in Scorpio will be in three phases. Beginning the middle of October – when it really starts to bite – until the second week of March when it retrogrades and gives pause for modification, is the first phase. Then from March out until the second week in July is the second phase, after which it begins its last lap of the sign out to the second week of November, forming the third phase. Jupiter always moves in three phases through any sign, but in Scorpio these phases are also typical of Pluto: grasping and galvanizing situations, holding them and pushing them beneath the surface, and finally bringing them up again to completion. The period between March and July can be the most important because it is then that the galvanizing of objectives takes place, unhampered and with maximum space for experiment and alteration.
The thing with Jupiter is that situations and issues take on such a prosperous or cavalier facade, seducing us giddily into the midst of it all. And the darker underbelly of Scorpio is disguised by the optimism and opulence of Jupiter, until perhaps the holding force of Pluto has us where we cannot back out or where we feel powerless to change things. The power of Pluto is quite unique and often understated, but none-the-less it lies ultimately at the heart of many dramatic and pivotal events. Jupiter in Scorpio evinces dramas, the degree of which depend on our own lives and perspective and the quality of what is involved. From its merger emerges often the greatest potential to healing.
The categories we can think of within our hunan condition which may lack or crave power are numerous. Socio-economic. Political. Business. Lifestyle. Career. Emotional. It may be an endless list but it can usually be parsed down to very definitive needs and desires in any individual, group or collective. Any one enterprise or business. 
Jupiter in Scorpio heals through dark channels which often become lighter as the journey progresses. Caverns of massive resources within the human soul and the human psyche. Places of forgotten or forbidden recesses where murky memories and even murkier action have lain. It is not for the timid – this full expose of what Jupiter in Scorpio can achieve and accomplish. For some the aspirations evoked are modest. But for anyone wanting to aspire to some of the bigger things that dazzle and beckon on this illuminated arc of discovery and inquiry which is Jupiter in Scorpio then the rigors of transformation at its most demanding may be necessary. Scorpio is also the vibration of pain, and of endurance, and often it is the mastering of these qualities which leads to the real essence of power. For some it may just be a question of going in and retrieving power or claiming it after many chapters of finding what is needed or how to utilize it. For others it begins the start of epic challenges and journeys.
Jupiter in Scorpio is the cornucopia of revelation and stimulation. It rejuvenates and invigorates and this can only be done with some deep searching or excavation. Some sense of what lies beneath. It is no discriminator of age, gender or culture. It knows no bounds where universal funding is concerned. The Scorpio/Pluto association with wealth and investment is active in all areas of Jupiter’s sojourn through the sign. Remembering that wealth is an asset harder to define. Jupiter is never shy of exposition, of information transcribed for all; the secrets of words, behaviors and actions, archived and forgotten, locked and sealed … of buried treasure or matters best left to lie. 
Jupiter in Scorpio is the cornucopia of revelation and stimulation. It rejuvenates and invigorates and this can only be done with some deep searching or excavation. Some sense of what lies beneath. It is no discriminator of age, gender or culture. It knows no bounds where universal funding is concerned. The Scorpio/Pluto association with wealth and investment is active in all areas of Jupiter’s sojourn through the sign. Remembering that wealth is an asset harder to define. Jupiter is never shy of exposition, of information transcribed for all; the secrets of words, behaviors and actions, archived and forgotten, locked and sealed … of buried treasure or matters best left to lie. 
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Is it possible to be Peaceful & Passionate at the same time? ....

Neptune/Pisces and Uranus/Aries are truly alive and active by aspect in all our lives. And they are calling for disparate and separate forms of understanding: Pisces wants the easier ways to prevail while its ruler, Neptune, often disguises the harsher truths, pushing them under and making them harder to expose. Uranus is about exposure and revelation and transformation at any price and Aries, the sign in which it currently resides, is up-front, daring, provocative in calling forth what is necessary.
Neptune in Pisces is gentle, biddable, elusive .. ultimately yin. Uranus in Aries is impulsive, aggressive, reckless .. ultimately yang. They co-exist in our solar system and have effect in all our lives through our integrated birth chart. For some people it may be they are resonating to aspects of both planets simultaneously. So the frustration is incredible, because to remain passive while feeling driven to action is like the indescribable itches and buzzes in the limbs when overtired and trying to sleep.
It's almost nigh on impossible to be both peaceful and passionate at the same time. In a general way these are not mutually inclusive states conducive to everyday living without veering from one to the other in a hazy dance of differing mood which disturbs the equilibrium and the nervous system. So we win or lose. Depending on whether we have played the right card at the right time – inactive or pro-active! For some people the struggle is agony. If the natal chart is conflicted by Uranus/Neptune aspects then the tendency may be to passive aggression or to subtle mechanisms of behaviour which others label neurotic or unhealthy.
We can depend upon it; progress or failure is about knowing when to act and when to step aside. Passion or Peace. Maybe the two have to be interchangeable within a week or a day or even an hour. Maybe there is a middle way. There are most probably people reading this who know just how to cut it, and know the dynamic which balances the two states so as to be sustainable to human energetics. It's perhaps the next must-have stage of living - to conjure the duality of the light and the dark.
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