Star Struck Chronicles

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven"

June's New Moon in Cancer falls at 2 degrees on June 23, peaking at 10:31 PM, EST.

Cancer is the most emotional of signs and rules the fourth house of home and family. You may be concerned with issues surrounding family, home, extended family and emotional issues. You could be dealing with family or emotional issues, working on your home, planning a move, or buying or selling property at this time.

We will have a stellium of four planets in Cancer at this time including the Moon, sun, Mercury and Mars. That's a lot of emotional energy! Hint: some people will be very touchy!

Those born under or with water sign planets in their chart will feel more comfortable with this energy than the fire and air signs, who may find it too moody or overly emotional.

Venus trines Pluto and this gives us some positive energy for accomplishment, success and personal expression.

But, this Moon sets off the energy of a major t-square that will be with us well into July. As each of the fast moving planets (Sun, Mercury and Mars) move into Cancer they will square Jupiter, oppose Pluto and square Uranus creating volatile and explosive energies in our lives and the world.

Mars squares Jupiter on this Moon and this is challenging energy that can lead to situations being blown out of proportion. Mountains can be made out of mole hills.

On the other hand it is possible to utilize this energy toward change, and expansiveness, along with new beginnings, especially in the home and emotional life if channeled correctly (and calmly).

This Moon will play out in the world in terms of unsettling, emotional energy and events. In the US it squares the Sun which rules the US President.

Summer begins with the Sun and Mercury's entrance into Cancer on June 21. Here's hoping you have a happy and prosperous summer-dip your toes in the water and enjoy life where you can!

Let's take a look at  some of the most significant transits of summer.

The t-square of July

As we begin summer, a t-square starts to form in the sky with, Jupiter, Pluto and the fast moving planets that include Mars, the Sun and Mercury. As the fast moving planets enter Cancer, each one will become the third planet to be involved as it squares Jupiter and opposes Pluto. Eventually each of the fast moving planets will square Uranus as well.

A t-square is a potentially stressful configuration that involves the energies of three planets.

Jupiter  is the planet of expansion and grace. Pluto rules change, transformation, abusive/difficult circumstances, and breakdowns of situations, and Mars rules action, men, and anger and is referred to as the God of War. The Sun rules ego, and us personally, and Mercury rules communication, travel and thinking.

T-squares generally coincide with times that may not be easy, but working through them can bring change. You may feel pulled in many different directions. Sometimes major changes can occur on t-squares Certainly, we will see major events play out in the world, and some of these days will be dangerous times in the world. Below is a list of significant dates.

June 25, Mars squares Jupiter-situations blown out of proportion, change.

June 27, Mercury squares Jupiter-generally positive, situations blown out of proportion.

June 28, Mercury conjunct Mars-intense communication, arguments, potential of accidents

June 29, Mercury opposes Pluto-obsessive thoughts, searching for answers, arguments, accidents.

July 2, Mars opposes Pluto-Anger, issues of abuse, total change and breakdown, dangerous day in the world.

July 4, Mercury squares Uranus-Unexpected news and events, potential of accidents

July 5, Sun squares Jupiter-generally positive, overinflated expectations.

July 10, Sun opposes Pluto-change in situations, breakdowns, power struggles, issues of abuse.

July 17, Mars squares Uranus-Explosive and unexpected circumstances. Dangerous day in the world.

July 20, the Sun squares Uranus-Unexpected, changeable circumstances. Dangerous day in the world.

The Sun

Wherever the Sun goes, the spotlight shines.

Over the Summer months, the Sun will transit through Cancer ( June 21-July 22), Leo, (July 22-August 22), and Virgo, August 22-September 22.

Cancer is the sign ruling home and family, and it is here our focus will lie. Some will be focused on changing their surroundings, moving, buying or selling property.

If Cancer is about home and family, then Leo is about singles, fun and love. Leo rules the fifth house of love, friends and children.

Finally, the Sun enters Virgo, and this is the mutable sign when the weather starts to change. At this point we all become a little more occupied with work, and this is a good time to begin new health regimes.

Mercury-thinking, speech and communication

Mercury rules thinking, speech and communication. During June it starts out in Taurus, moves into Gemini June 6-20, and finally enters Cancer June 21-July 5.

While in Cancer communication becomes more emotional. People may come across this way and the emotions generally take precedence over intellect.

Mercury leaves Cancer and enters Leo July 5-August 24. Speech and thinking will be bigger, grander and could even get overly dramatic! Mercury's stay here will be short.

When Mercury enters Virgo, August 22, speech/thinking takes on a more pragmatic tone, and it can become more critical, both in terms of the way we think and communicate to others. With Mercury in Virgo we need to guard against speaking in an overly critical way to others, as well as thinking negatively.

Mercury will retrograde at 11 degrees of Virgo on August 13, and the shadow period of the retrograde when energy starts to change occurs about July 24.

On September 1, Mercury retrogrades back into Leo, where it will turn direct September 5, at 28 degrees.

This will be a powerful retrograde as Mercury is in one of its own signs of rulership.

Mercury turns retrograde 3 or 4 times a year, and generally has a bad name and elicits groans when mentioned.  To an extent this is perfectly understandable, as retrograde Mercury is the planet that causes delays, glitches, breakdowns in computers and equipment, relationships, slowdowns and brings hidden factors to the surface. It is however part of a natural cycle, and this period is meant to recess, redo and reconsider plans and situations in our lives.

Plans can be put on hold, miscommunication can occur, relationships can end or change, and cars, computers and other machinery can break down at the most inopportune moment.

When planets retrograde, their effects on humans are different than when in direct motion. Thinking is deeper, situations often appear to go underground for a time, or change altogether, and sometimes our focus shifts. Mercury retrograde is the most talked about retrograde, because it is a fast moving planet that controls our thinking, speech, travel, and cognitive skills.

When Mercury retrogrades, I always tell people, ‘Mercury retrograde is a wild card.” Sometimes, relationships can be fixed and problems brought out into the open if it is worth saving. Sometimes the karma of a relationship will play out as retrograde cycles are karmic in nature. Expect delays, changes of plans and try and not have situations set in stone.  In other words, prepare to be flexible.  Mercury retrograde is often a frustrating time to be looking for a job.  Don’t give up though, just keep plugging on and stay on top of all communication. And make sure you are direct and to the point in your communication with others.  If you don’t understand what someone is telling you, by all means ask for clarification.

With this retrograde in Virgo  we need to watch our speech and communication as we may become overly critical or even overly analytical of people and situations, or other people may seem this way to us.

Mercury will re-enter Virgo on September 10, where it will remain the rest of September.

Venus-the planet of love (and money)

Venus is one of the day to day planets that rule our love lives along with Mars. It also influences money, depending on where it is in your chart.

Venus entered Taurus June 7, and will remain there through July 4.

Venus in Taurus can be sensual and likes fine things. It is very powerful here as it is in one of its signs of rulership-the other one is Libra. This should be a time Taureans look and feel their best. This works best for water and earth signs.

Venus moves into Gemini late in the day July 4, where it will remain until August 1. Venus here may not feel as committed as it was in Taurus and flightier. Venus here does not like to be bored. Of course this is a good placement for Gemini, and for all air and fire signs.

August 1, Venus moves into Cancer where it will remain until August 26. Cancer will feel and look good with Venus here and it works well for earth and water signs. You may want to entertain more at home.

August 26-September 20, Venus will transit through Leo. Great for Leo as well as air and fire signs. Venus here is at its flashiest and most dramatic. New clothes may be in order.

Mars-the planet of action

Mars typically dictates our action and rules men. Mars is currently in Cancer until July 21. Mars in the sign ruled by the 4th house is typically the time people move, work on their homes and spend more time with home and family.

When Mars enters your own sign, typically you get much busier.

Mars enters Leo July 22-September 5. If Mars in Cancer is about home and family, Mars in Leo is about love, singles, friendship, finding love and children. As Mars rules the 5th house fun, entertainment and love is the theme.

Mars here is bolder, grander and more dramatic. It can also be prone to drama, and the drama Kings-Queens can come out but overall it should be a time where we are more focused on fun and entertainment.

September 6-October 21, Mars enters Virgo, and we become more concerned with matters pertaining to work, and this is a good time to begin a new health regime or exercise program. Mars here can be more down to earth, but we have to guard against acting in an overly critical manner.

As Mars and Venus are the day to day rulers of our love lives, click here to see how you will be affected by the 'planets of love.'

The eclipses of August 2017

We have two important eclipses in August.

The first is a lunar eclipse falling at 15 degrees of Aquarius on August 7.

Aquarius rules the 11th house of friends, hopes and wishes as well as groups of all types, and to some extent we will all be focused here. As this eclipse/full moon trines Jupiter, this is a positive time for expansion, new ideas and getting together with friends.

The companion solar eclipse falls at 28 degrees of Leo on August 21, and can be seen coast to coast.

Leo rules the 5th house of children, love affairs and fun! I expect this eclipse to be a big one!

Eclipses are the universes  signposts, lighting the path into the future.

Eclipses are like wildcards, and one of the ways we learn how and what we need to change and evolve. An eclipse can seem good or bad, depending on what it aspects in your personal chart, and often an eclipse is dramatic, or reveals important information if it aspects a significant point in your own chart/life.  An eclipse often brings news pertaining to life's biggest events. The energy of an eclipse can go for months and in some cases years.

With an eclipse we have both endings and beginnings. A solar eclipse is more like a new beginning, and it is always a new moon. A lunar eclipse can being more news of endings and it is associated with a full moon.

Almost always unexpected information comes to light and at this time something may be eclipsed completely out of your life, or into your life.

Other aspects

Jupiter squares Pluto- This can relate to issues with joint finances, conflict, lawsuits, arguments, and major change and transformation in the world and our lives. At times individuals with this transit can believe they are right and attempt to convince others of their position. Strong opinions are evident. Caution. August 2-8, this transit is exact.

Jupiter sextiles Saturn-August 27-September 1. This is a very positive time, and many things can come together now. Good for starting new ventures, and combining the old with the new. If you start a new venture move forward after Mercury turns direct on September 4.

 Saturn turns direct August 25, at 21 degrees of Sagittarius. this is always a major planetary movement and will impact you more if you have planets at 20-22 degrees of Sagittarius, or other mutable planets at these degrees. As Saturn turns stationary direct many things will start to move forward again. Saturn will transit through the latter degrees of Sagittarius and enter Capricorn late December.

The fifth house of your chart rules love along with friends and children. It also rules creativity, spontaneity and fun! Sometimes it's called the house of pleasure. But, astrologers typically look at the fifth house for love and meeting new people.

For the purposes of this blog, I will focus on love, and relationships. Notice I did not say marriage or committed relationships. Marriage is a 7th house matter. In most cases, and today's culture, love comes before marriage, and most people want to be in love. Now, if we are talking an arranged marriage, it would look different, but most people calling want to know about love.

You meet someone you like. Then you date, and hopefully have some fun together and learn about each other. This is where it all begins and that's fifth house. Putting the cart before the horse is a mistake and typically does not work. So, the fifth house is most important. If you want a successful committed relationship in the future you must take the time to find out if the person you are interested in can be a friend, and what you may have in common. In today's stressful world we could all use a little getting more in touch with our fifth house. So, what does your 5th house say about you or someone else you are interested in?

Let's take a look at the signs that can rule the fifth house, since that's where love and attraction begins. ( If you know your chart, you know what's in your fifth house. If you know your ascendant, count 5 houses forward. For example a Libra ascendant would typically have a fifth house in Aquarius. This utilizes whole sign astrology which I like. If you only know your Sun sign, count 5 signs forward. I'll make it easy. The 12 signs in order are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces). So the fifth sign from your ascendant or your Sun if you don't know your ascendant is your fifth house.

Aries fifth house-You like to take charge and may lack patience. You may prefer physical activities for fun. Fun and romance are very important to you, and you like a strong, independent and action oriented partner.

Taurus fifth house-You like a lot of affection and nice environments. You could enjoy lounging or just being lazy at times. You like the sensual pleasures of life and beautiful places. You or your partners could move slowly but when committed you typically stay.

Gemini fifth house-You may like to date around before settling down and can change your mind frequently. You like creative and smart types, and can't stand to be bored. Light and carefree goes a long way with you.

Cancer fifth house-You like doing things that are comfortable and comforting or things that can deal with the past such as antiques. You may like having people over for dinner and entertainment at home. An emotional connection is key in a love affair. You like comfort and security.

Leo fifth house-You like to shine at social events and aren't attracted to wallflowers. You like dramatic situations and need a partner to be focused on you alone. With the right partner, loyalty is key.

Virgo fifth house-You may like to plan your fun ahead of time and are looking for your perfect mate, and can be discriminating and discerning. Mental activities can appeal as can physical activities. You will not accept less than perfect-that is your standard of perfect. Your partner must be somewhat organized, disciplined and have their feet on the ground.

Libra fifth house-You could have a hard time choosing someone, or may change your mind. You need beauty, niceness and love good manners. Relationships are all important to you, and you may feel unconnected without one. You like to socialize and prefer attractive partners. Chivalry is never dead with a Libra fifth house.

Scorpio fifth house-You like to get directly to the heart of matters. Love is never shallow for you. You love them, or if the tide turns love can turn to hate. You like mysteries and unusual things. Sex is important and you go where angels fear to tread. You could become overly emotional or possessive. Once burned, twice shy.

Sagittarius fifth house-You love fun and anything can become an adventure with you. Travel is key on your list and people like to spend time with you. You are not interested in clingy and needy partners. You are drawn toward independence, and nothing to heavy or overly emotional. Lighthearted is the key.

Capricorn fifth house-You are practical when it comes to love and take plenty of time. You are looking for a secure relationship that will work as opposed to dewy eyed love. The person you seek must have a serious side and similar qualities.

Aquarius fifth house-You may enjoy doing things that are different and unusual. You like to keep things light and casual for a while, and your partners must show some originality, independence and possibly charisma. Neediness or clinging vines will turn you off, as do obsessive, jealous types. Your partners should be solid and unique.

Pisces fifth house-You are naturally creative in some manner and can tend to attract those who are creative, confused or who need to be saved or will save you. Pisces/Neptune is about sacrifice, but you must learn not to sacrifice your values for companionship. You could also attract spiritual partners.

Long ago, in a land far away and long gone,  there were no internet psychics or readers, no Keen, No Facebook,, AOL or computers, cell phones, or texting, iPods, i phones, or any phone other than the one attached to the wall,  and Apple was just a small unknown company- there was a little Italian card reader in Middle America named Mrs. Baines. She seemed ancient, her husband was dead, and her living room always full. If you wanted a reading, she was one of the people in town you could contact.  You could try to call her, and I say try as it was rare she answered the phone. Or you could go to her house, park in the driveway and knock on the door.  She might answer, or she might not. You could leave a message on the door, but it was unlikely she would call.  You could always come back and try again, and with luck you might get in for a reading or she would tell you when to come back. People would drive for miles to see her, sometimes multiple times, and it was not a short distance from my house. Often her driveway had cars lined up. She accepted cash, and it was negotiable if you were in hard times.

I got in to see her because my Astrology mentor/teacher knew her, and we hit it off. She read cards at her dining room table which was full of pictures, fountains, crosses, religious items, and objects connected with her long past life.  She would  sit at the table, shuffle the cards, take a long hard look at the inquirer (me) and begin the reading.  In those days my questions were generally about different boyfriends or potential boyfriends, none of whom worked out in the long run. It reminds me of many of the callers I get today! You have to kiss a lot of frogs to meet a prince.

Mrs. Baines could be quite a trickster. Some days she answered her phone, and would tell me to come on. I would get there, knock at the door and there would be no answer. It was really quite annoying, but I would be reminded that her favorite saying was, “always go with the hottest wheels.” On these days, I knew some ‘hotter wheels,’ had come by to take her somewhere.  Often it was the local hairdresser who had a red Porsche! Her clients were always vying to take her to lunch.

Several years went by, and eventually her predictions always transpired. After several years had passed and many visits later, one day she was lying out the cards and said, “One day you will help people.”  I had no idea what she was talking about, and quizzed her.  She just repeated the same thing again, and seemed quite introspective. I asked again, and she repeated, ‘one day you will help people—like me.’ She seemed puzzled, but that’s all she would say.

I had already studied astrology for years at that point, but I never envisioned myself a reader. I thought about it and decided she was off her rocker that day.  I had already worked in media for years and couldn’t see her prediction ever happening. Fast forward about 25 years, many astrology lessons and books later, and welcome to the world of instant communication, with the entire globe at your fingertips on the internet. The world is far different today, than those long ago days sitting at Mrs. Baines dining room table. The internet had not yet been invented. Yes, here I am. Her strangest prediction finally came true, and I have often wondered how she must have been envisioning the internet that day.

One day Mrs. Baines predicted her own death. She handed me an old beaded necklace and said that when she was gone, I could hold the beads and she would come. Within several months she was gone.

It was quite a funeral and people from all walks of life attended. There was even a sprinkling of politicians and police-she read for all kinds of people.

The beads remain in my nightstand today. I think she dropped by last night.

Every reader has a story. Many stories actually, that started somewhere long ago, and far away, and in many different lands. Your readers bring to you a wealth of  life experiences from all aspects and places.  There are millions of stories.  This is one of them.

Juno is one of the larger asteroids, perhaps tenth by size and containing approximately 1.0% the mass of the entire asteroid belt, and is named after the mythological Juno, the  highest Roman Goddess.

While Venus is typically considered the 'planet of love,' the asteroid Juno  functions as the asteroid of marriage, and can show us how our feelings toward marriage and the type of partner one is likely to choose or get. Venus and Mars show us the type we want (Venus and the Moon in a man's chart). Sometimes all of this is in sync, sometimes it is not.

Juno symbolizes our capacity for commitment, loyalty or betrayal and sexual intimacy and commitment as well as joint resources. Juno is a patron of relationships and true love and marriage. She has an influence over negative issues such as spousal abuse, powerlessness, and issues of inequality and betrayal.

Juno represents the people we share our lives with, especially in a woman's chart, and points to our karmic partners, who we have a destiny with and how we will relate to them, and they us.

Knowing where Juno is located in your chart can help you discover the type of spouse you will end up with.

When I met my husband Juno had entered my Sun sign and fell close to my Sun. When I married, Juno was sextile my Venus, and described my husband! Juno is definitely a player in the quest for love and marriage.

The best news is that Jupiter finally turns stationary direct on June 9, at 10: 04 AM, EST, at 13 degrees of Libra.

Jupiter is the planet of gain and expansion, and it has been retrograde since February 6. When retrograde, the beneficial rays of Jupiter are not as powerful, and sometimes can even work to the detriment in certain situations.

When Jupiter turns stationary direct, the planet of expansion becomes very powerful in a beneficial way. If this is aspecting something in your personal chart, you can see benefit and gain at this time, wherever it is falling in your chart. Things will pick up now, especially involving business and money.

Jupiter will remain at 13 degrees of Libra through July 3, when it begins its onward trek forward. It will remain in Libra benefiting Libra and other Air signs, or anyone with personal planets compatible with Libra: Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius. Libra is the sign that rules marriage and partnerships of all types so the likely hood here increases if Jupiter makes positive aspects.

On October 11, Jupiter moves into Scorpio where it will benefit water signs over the next year, and this will begin a whole new cycle.

On the day Jupiter turns direct, a full Moon falls at 18.53 degrees of Sagittarius, the sign ruled by Jupiter, and this will be a powerful moon. It is known as the 'strawberry moon,' by some and is the final full moon of spring.

Sagittarius rules the 9th house of government, travel, education and world outlook and this can be an expansive moon, as it is Jupiter ruled. My advice is to go in this direction and discover where you can expand your life.

Venus is sextile Mars, June 9, and this is a positive transit for love and social activities. As this Moon falls on a Friday, make the most of it.

But, this Moon will also conjunct Saturn, the planet of restriction and responsibility. Obligations and duties may be front and center and some things may end. Saturn is about reality and structure.

This Moon is conjunct the fixed star Sabik at 18 degrees of Sagittarius. According to Robson  and Ptolemy it is of the nature of Saturn and Venus; and, to Alvidas, of Jupiter and Venus. It causes wastefulness, lost energy, perverted morals, and success in evil deeds. With the Moon: Secret enmity and jealousy, trouble through relatives, successful but not wealthy, and success in breeding stock.

In the US natal chart, this Moon squares Neptune and opposes Mars. In the US we will be hearing about scandals and Mars relates to anger, and could involve the military or violence.

As Jupiter turns direct square the US Sun, the focus will be the US President and the legal system or legal issues.

As the Sun, Mercury and Mars enter the Cardinal sign of Cancer this month and next, they will start to form a t-square around June 21, that will be ongoing through the early part of July. T-squares are stressful and involve many different situations. Some of the stress could involve family members.

All those born around June 21 until about July 14 will have a t-square in their solar return chart this year. This means there will be obstacles that can involve family or other issues over the next year. But, it doesn't mean a solution is not viable.

Otherwise in June, the Sun will transit through Gemini and enter Cancer June 21, the Summer solstice.

Mercury (communication) moves through three signs: Taurus, Gemini and Cancer. They way we communicate and perceive things will be changeable.

Venus (love, money, values) moves from Aries, where it is debilitated in Mars' sign, to Taurus, where it is in its own sign and very positive.

Mars (men, action) enters Cancer on June 4, where it is considered at its fall, and not well placed. Cancer is the most emotional of signs, and our actions may be emotionally motivated.

Hope you have a great summer!


Transits of significance in June:

June 1-Venus trines Saturn: Positive for love and money

June 3-Venus conjuncts Uranus-This can be a wildly exciting transit or it can be disruptive and cause anger and potential breakups. Uranus is the planet of sudden and unexpected actions. Changeability is in the air, and it can go in many directions.

June 4, the Sun squares Neptune-Dreams can be vivid. Watch your communication and perception as Neptune clouds the issues. This can be tiring, melancholy and negative. You can feel misunderstood.

June 4, Mars enters Cancer, where it will remain until July 21. It is considered at its fall in this sign and loses strength and influence. Actions may be emotionally motivated.

June 6, Venus enters Taurus. Venus here is well placed, and powerful. Love may be deeper and involve the finer things in life.

June 6, Mercury enters Gemini, its own sign. Thinking may be faster, along with communication and not as stubborn as it is in the sign Taurus.

June 13, Mercury trines Jupiter which is expansive and positive but as Mercury also squares Neptune, communication may not be clear or misunderstood. If something seems too good to be true it probably is. Take nothing for granted.

June 15, the Sun opposes Saturn. Like the May 30, opposition of Mars to Saturn, this can be negative and depressing, or even angry. This is a tiring and discouraging, low energy transit. Things may seem worse than what they are and some situations may end altogether.  This will be a heavy news day. Some people may seem stern, clod or angry.

June 16, Neptune turns stationary retrograde as it does every year at 14 degrees of Pisces. A retrograde Neptune can cause reality to seem distorted. For the next five months, fear, uncontrolled imagination and day dreaming can be some of the issues we will face. This will be a significant time, it Neptune stations (Turns retrograde) on any planets in your personal chart. Neptune is the planet of imagination, dreams, illusion, delusion and confusion. Creativity can be enhanced.

June 18, the Sun sextiles Neptune which can relate to new ideas and situations, but as Mercury opposes Saturn, as did the Sun on June 15, and this energy will not be easy to work with. Mercury-Saturn can be negative and depressing, low energy, discouraging, and some things may end. On the other hand if you can capture the Sun-Uranus energy, you can have a positive day that include well thought out actions.

June 20, Venus sextiles Neptune and this is good for romance and creativity.

June 21, The Sun enters Cancer and this is the Summer solstice: the official first day of summer. Mercury also enters Cancer for the next few weeks and thinking and communication will become more emotional. The Sun conjuncts Mercury and this can be somewhat willful if not irritating.  We are now in the Cancer season-all about home and family.

June 23, the first New Moon of summer occurs, falling at 2 degrees of Cancer. Many people will be making plans to celebrate July 4th or family vacations.

June 24, Venus trines Pluto-positive for money, or getting to the bottom of an emotional problem without the drama.

June 25, Mars squares Jupiter. Things can get blown out of proportion, and appear to be more than what they are. This can affect relationships, values and money. Arguments can occur. This is likely to be a big news day.

June 26, Mars trines Neptune-Creativity in all forms can be enhanced.

June 27, Mercury trines Neptune-let your creativity and ideas soar.

June 28, Mercury conjuncts Mars. This is another significant day, likely fraught with irritation and the potential of arguments. Be careful of accidents on this day and there will be many angry people in the world, as well as the potential of violence.

June 29, Mercury opposes Pluto on the heels of Mercury-Mars. This is an argumentative transit, prone to finding out new information. Pluto rules abuse, abuse of power and transformation. June 28-29 will be significant days in the world and prone toward danger.

The Gemini Sun moves into an opposition with retrograde Saturn that becomes exact  in the early morning hours Thursday, June 15,  -6:17 EST, to be precise. So the energy will be felt Wednesday into Wednesday night, especially.

For many this will be the daily grind, with the emphasis on grind. Saturn rules obstacles, delays, glitches, get the point.

In addition, this is a tiring transit that can lend itself toward negativity or even depression, and Saturn transits can often generate fear based thinking.

Some things will come to an end, and this can include relationships in some cases. But, this transit alone would not cause an ending, there would have to be more in your personal chart.

This will affect those to a greater degree who have mutable planets-Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces at 23-25 degrees. If So, Saturn is already conjunct, squaring or opposing your planet, and the Sun may well 'set off,' the existing Saturn transit bringing significant events.

Things can seem dull and you or others could feel reserved. Many will have low energy or could feel or seem reserved.

The key is that if you feel negative, not to take things too seriously. Some people might do well to spend time alone. You may be able to achieve through work if there aren't delays or interference.

By Sunday, June 18, Mercury will oppose Saturn at 24 degrees Gemini-Sagittarius.

Mercury-Saturn transits can deal with negative thinking and negative communications.

Mercury rules travel, young people, speech and communication. We could hear some negative news.

If the transit on June 13 had a significant affect or hits your chart, this one will as well.

It's important to remember with Mercury and Saturn its important to question your own judgment most of all before you make any serious moves or conversations. By the next day, things will lighten up considerably.

Of course this transit will play out in the world as well. We will likely hear news of politics (Saturn in Sagittarius), or could hear negative information or news.

The planet ruling psychic ability, religion, compassion, creativity, dreams and many other things turns stationary retrograde for the next six months June 16 at 14 degrees of Pisces, and will continue its retrograde through mid-November.

This will bring about more acute sensitivity on an inner level and we may be able to pick up on those things we don't perceive when Neptune is direct. We are more likely to be listening to our own inner voice during this time and creativity and psychic or intuitive abilities may be increased during this time. As Neptune turns stationary retrograde things could get more confusing for a time.

If transiting Neptune aspects a personal planet in your chart, during this period we tend to become self deluding, depressed, or overly idealistic. Others may deceive us as well. It is important to be as grounded as possible during these times if you are experiencing a Neptune transit like this, especially a harsh one. Neptune transits can go on for several years and if ever your feet need to be planted on firm soil it is now if you have such an aspect.

Hard Neptune transits often coincide with over idealized relationships, or relationships with those who are really not available for a variety of reasons. We may feel we have met our soul mate or the most perfect partner in the world to wake up and find things were not as we had believed, or been led to believe which leads to discouragement, depression and disenchantment. Often when Neptune retrogrades we find out that our dreams are not based on reality and this generally occurs during the retrograde of a harsh transit in our charts. This can not only affect relationships but many other areas of our lives depending on what area of the chart Neptune is transiting. If you do not have a hard Neptune aspect, you need not be as concerned .

You will experience a hard Neptune transit if you have mutable planets-Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces at 13-15 degrees.

The positive Neptune aspects can lead to beautiful experiences, meeting someone who seems perfect and be a time of idealistic living.

Neptune rules illusion, delusion and confusion and is often the most misunderstood planet. It operates on a deep psychic level in our lives.

Neptune is generally retrograde six months out of every year.

This year it turns retrograde while conjunct the Moon in Pisces which could seem like an energy shift. Neptune turns retrograde at 7:10 AM, EST. Some may feel the shift in energies.

June 13, at 14 degrees of Gemini/Pisces and this transit is exact at 11: 29 PM, so we will be dealing with this transit all day and Monday evening.

Mercury is in Gemini where it is very powerful and Neptune is at home in Pisces. Mercury rules communication of all types, pets, young people, cars and travel, relatives, neighbors and co-workers and we could see issues and events related to these matters.

 At its worst, this transit can represent depression, lies, and an absolute lack of clarity or direction. Not the best day for important meetings.

 This is a tiring transit, and can be a time of discouragement. We could see water related weather events in some areas.

Many people will have powerful dreams, and daydreaming can be common, along with flashes of insight which may or may not be correct. Misinformation, and lack of information will be a theme this day. Some may feel depressed. Anything that can be misunderstood probably will be.

 Thinking will not be clear and this is a bad day for any kind of negotiation or to start a new project.

 If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Take in any new information with skepticism. Be sure you know what you are talking about-you might not. Be careful when you hit SEND, the email is going to the correct person.

 If you are driving use caution as you or another driver could be tired or unaware of what's going on, or you could get lost.

 You will be affected by this transit to a greater degree if you have mutable planets-Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces at 13-15 degrees. If this is the case watch your communication with others, negative or unclear thinking, and driving.

 Sometimes previously unknown information can be revealed. Use caution if this is the case, as the information may be false, unclear or not all correct-good or bad.

 Confusion can enter into important relationships. Or what is not said can end up being the problem. You or others may be very sensitive to criticism.  Keep it clear, and kindness is the key!

This is a good day for readings, creativity or any type of spiritual pursuit. (6-12-17)

Romantic expectations and styles

Neptune is the quiet voice within, the shadow voice, urging us to seek the ideal love we secretly dream of. It is all we privately dream of and desire in the deepest part of our soul and longing.  Neptune can lift us to the highest of highs, give us a deep spiritual connection, and fulfillment of our dream.

Alternatively, it's placement in our personal chart and those we sometimes attract, can sink us to the lowest of lows to a deluded, debased, unfulfilled, self sacrificing and unhappy union with another that few would actually call love. It all depends upon the sign Neptune was in at your time of birth and how Neptune aspects the planets in your birth chart, along with your understanding of it and how you respond.

Neptune represents the dream, unconditional love, religion and spirituality, psychic ability, imagination, spiritual connections, death, drugs, alcoholism, lies, deception, illusion and delusion, confusion, shame, creativity, psychological complexes and innermost dreams and this most complex of planets. It is the most mis-understood and overlooked of planet in the zodiac.

Neptune placements are generational and some of its characteristics will be shared with everyone born in the same generation. At the same time, depending on its placement in our birth chart, it is also very personal.

Neptune aspects each natal chart individually, creating situations that are unique to you. It is for us to understand it’s placement in our charts, and what it is actually calling for us to find and experience or to avoid altogether as Neptune can represent both ecstasy and chaos.

Your experiences in love depend in part, upon how Neptune is aspected in your individual chart. If you were born with Neptune in easy transit to the planet Venus, and other personal planets in your chart you may easily find the love of your dreams.

If Neptune is in hard aspect to Venus or other planets you may have to be more careful about getting involved with the wrong types, people who will take advantage of you, and drag you down.

 Find your Neptune placement and what it means by birth year. If it is not listed on the first one look to the next or previous year. Neptune changes signs in the course of a year at times.

Follow links  to read about your personal Neptune placement.

Born 1929-1956 -click here

1955-1984 click here

1984-2012 click here

Above-oldest known image of Lilith (Wikipedia)

Black moon Lilith also referred to as the 'Dark Moon' was first observed around 1720, or earlier. Astronomers have reported the existence of a rarely seen second satellite of earth, three times further away than the moon. It reflects almost no light and is believed to take about 118 days to orbit the Sun.

 Lilith represents that which is mysterious and hard to understand in human nature. The Dark moon describes our relationship to sacrifice and indicates where we may feel frustration, powerlessness and a general inhibition as well as where we question ourselves and perhaps our abilities and basic nature. Dark Moon Lilith is found in every natal chart.

There are actually 4 Liliths in astrology. They are the Asteroid Lilith 1181, Black Moon Lilith- a mathematical point in space that represents the focus of the Moon's elliptical orbit around the Earth, Stellar Lilith, or the fixed star Algol, located at 26:21 Taurus, and has a reputation as the most evil fixed star in existence, and Dark Moon Lilith, which is the Lilith I refer to in this article.

 Lilith was written about in the Talmud, and some believe she is written about in the Christian Bible. The Talmud states she is the Queen of Evil and the mother of demons proceeding Eve as Adams first wife-whereas Eve was moral and upstanding-different from Lilith. Famed astrologer Sepharial named dark moon Lilith recognizing her nature as being of the same nature as Sampson's Delilah who became his temptress. In Jewish writings, Lilith becomes Adam's first wife, who was created at the same time as he, and from the same earth as Adam.

This contrasts with Eve, who was created from one of Adam's ribs. Lilith left Adam after she refused to become subservient to him and then would not return to the Garden of Eden after she mated with archangel Samuel. Lilith was pursued by three angels and could not be persuaded to regenerate herself.

The story goes that her jealousy of Eve caused her to return in revenge, ensnaring their children and she is blamed for Cain's revenge against his brother Abel-resulting in Abel's death. Lilith is found in some form in every known religion. As Lilith refused subservience with Adam, perhaps she is considered evil for failing to recognize a male patriarchy. If so, her sin lies in the revenge she heaped upon Adam, as she was created by God as an equal to Adam. In which case Adam would share the blame for failing to recognize his own fault in the matter.

While some astrologers today may downplay the influence of Dark moon Lilith, the older texts regard her influence as malevolent. Astrologer Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson wrote, "Lilith rules temptation, seduction and betrayal that dishonor if sufficiently afflictive. There is susceptibility to strange influences, delusions and fatal fascinations, infatuations and compulsions."

We must also take into consideration what if anything Lilith is aspecting in the chart, not just its house placement. For example, if Lilith is opposing Pluto from the 7th house of marriage, marriage could be denied or a bad marriage could result. Other aspects in a chart must also come into consideration and the entire chart must be read as a whole to determine the influence of Lilith. According to Goldstein-Jacobson the angular houses, the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th deny the greatest good if Lilith is there making hard aspects to malefic planets.

 In a man's chart Lilith can represent the type of woman who is most suited to him but complete honesty is called for because the same woman, in some cases (Lilith) might terrify him! Lilith in a woman's chart can represent the qualities she hides from the or feels ashamed of and are lacking in development and true expression.

 Astrologer Marguerite Hafeman wrote, "where a Lilith point is located on a horoscope chart and the close aspects she makes to other planets by progression or transit can indicate quite precisely where one is to encounter the most frustration and difficulty in life, stemming from poor choices, succumbing to temptation or confused thinking. Also the reaping of karmic consequence for avoiding authentic expression of self and persisting in egocentric, inappropriately idealistic or exploitative behaviors that will bring about a downfall. Sexual perversion and misogyny are other undesirable manifestations of a poorly aspected Lilith. "

Do not ever assume you are doomed in any area just by Lilith's placement. Every human being has areas of life that are weak points and we continually strive to overcome, realize and improve. A competent astrologer should be consulted if you are interested in this fascinating aspect of your chart that to this day is still considered mysterious by many. As a rule most astrologers don't read Lilith in day to day readings, although there are a few who do. By knowing Lilith's placement in our chart we can further identify our weak points and know what areas of our life need more work and consideration to avoid poor choices, resulting in a truer expression of the self. (1-21-2014)

An astrological reading can predict all major life events including relationships.

Astrology is a blueprint of your life that was created at the moment of your birth, and the transits of the planets that bring you together with the most important people you will ever meet, were set into motion from the start. Of course, each natal chart is different, and there may be mitigating factors to consider in your personal chart, but we can easily predict the times the various Sun signs have greater luck in finding that someone special.

Mars along with Venus are the day to day rulers of your love life. When Mars or Venus go into a sign that's favorable to you, your chances of meeting someone special increase as well as social activity in general.

When Mars and Venus are in the same sign and it happens to be your Sun sign or in your 5th or 11th houses of love affairs, or friends, hopes and wishes watch out! This time is extra special to you, as this duo doesn't dance often, and relationship opportunities will be at an all time high.

Venus and Mars are still the significators of love and when in a compatible sign greatly enhance your chances of finding love. If you are already in a relationship it can be enhanced with Venus and Mars, but as is always the case many other things in your personal chart can affect your relationship as well.

Mars and Venus will occupy the same sign September 21-October 14, in the sign Virgo. Late August -early September both planets will transit Leo for a short time. So if these signs are compatible with your personal chart, your chances of meeting someone greatly increase.

Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus often play a part in love as well.  Jupiter is considered lucky, and many times we meet someone special on a Jupiter transit.

When Venus is in your own sign, you should look and feel your best!

If you know your ascendant use this for calculations, otherwise use your Sun sign.

June 2017
Venus is in Taurus from June 6,  through the rest of the month. Mars is in Cancer.

This is a compatible combination for earth and water signs for the most part. Taurus works well for the earth signs: Taurus of course, Virgo and Capricorn. This puts Venus in the 5th house of love for Caps.

Mars in Cancer works well for water and earth signs, but it will conjunct those planets in Cancer which can be stressful days, and it will oppose planets in Capricorn, which are stressful days. Mars in Cancer works best for Pisces and Scorpio. Mars will transit the fifth house of love for Pisces.

June is for earth and water, especially Capricorn, Taurus and Pisces.

However, Jupiter is direct, and if it conjuncts your Sun, Moon, or aspects your Venus at 13 degrees-in Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, this can be an opportune time as well.

July 2017

Venus is in Taurus the first 4 days, then enters Gemini. Mars remains in Cancer until July 20, when it enters Leo. This will work well for fire and air signs.

Venus in Gemini is great for Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Aries. It will transit the fifth house of love for Aquarius.

Mars is an Leo, which is compatible with the signs Gemini  Aries,  Leo, Libra, and Sagittarius. It transits the fifth house of love for Aries.

The big winners here are Aquarius and Aries.

However, Jupiter is direct, and if it conjuncts your Sun, Moon, or aspects your Venus at 14-16 degrees-in Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, this can be an opportune time as well.

August 2017

Venus enters Cancer August 1-26, then it enters Leo. Mars remains in Leo all month.

Venus in Cancer works great for Cancer, Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces, but especially the water signs.

Mars in Leo works well for the fire signs : Aries and Sagittarius, especially.

Venus will transit the fifth house of love for those born under the sign of Pisces, and Mars transits the fifth house of Sagittarius.

The winners this month are the water signs, along with Aries and Sagittarius.

August 26-September 4, Mars and Venus are both in Leo and this is important, plus we have a powerful eclipse in Leo on August 21! This puts the eclipse, Mars and Venus in the fifth house of love for Aries. It works well for any fire sign.

Jupiter is direct, and if it conjuncts your Sun, Moon, or aspects your Venus at 16-21 degrees-in Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, this can be an opportune time as well.

September 2017

The first 4 days of the month Mars and Venus are still in Leo (see above) and Mercury will retrograde in Leo September 5-some things may get started and then be delayed by the retrograde, or you could reconnect with those from your past.

After September 4th, Venus remains in Leo until the 20th when it enters Virgo. This works well for Leo and the fire and air signs during this time.

Mars enters Virgo on September 5. This works well for  Taurus, Cancer, Virgo (except the Mars days when it conjuncts your personal planets), Scorpio, and Capricorn. Mars here will work best for Taurus as it transits the 5th house of love.

When Venus enters Virgo September 20, this places Mars and Venus together until October 14. This means Mars and Venus transit the fifth house of love for those born under the sign Capricorn. It works well for  the other earth signs as well.

The big winners this month are Leo, Aries, Virgo and especially Taurus.

Jupiter is direct, and if it conjuncts your Sun, Moon, or aspects your Venus at 21-29 degrees-in Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, this can be an opportune time as well.


Here's to a great Summer of Love! Good luck.

Jupiter turns direct June 9, at 10:04 AM, EST.

Jupiter is the planet of gain and expansion, and it has been retrograde since February 6. When retrograde, the beneficial rays of Jupiter are not as powerful, and sometimes can even work to the detriment in certain situations.

When Jupiter turns stationary direct, the planet of expansion becomes very powerful in a beneficial way. If this is aspecting something in your personal chart, you can see benefit and gain at this time, wherever it is falling in your chart. Things will pick up now, especially involving business and money.

Jupiter will remain at 13 degrees of Libra through July 3, when it begins its onward trek forward. It will remain in Libra benefiting Libra and other Air signs, or anyone with personal planets compatible with Libra: Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius. Libra is the sign that rules marriage and partnerships of all types so the likelyhood here increases if Jupiter makes positive aspects in your personal chart.

If you are a female and Jupiter turns direct on your Sun, Mars or Venus, this increases your chances of meeting someone. If you are a male, the same is true if it turns direct on your Moon or Venus. This can be a powerful and positive time.

On the same day, the final full Moon of Spring, falls on Friday, June 15, at 18. 53 degrees of Sagittarius.  Sagittarius is the sign ruled by Jupiter.

Venus is sextile Mars, June 9, and this is a positive transit for love and social activities. But, this Moon will also conjunct Saturn, the planet of restriction and responsibility. Obligations and duties may be front and center and some things may end. Saturn is about reality and structure.

This Moon is conjunct the fixed star Sabik at 18 degrees of Sagittarius. According to Robson  and Ptolemy it is of the nature of Saturn and Venus. It causes wastefulness, lost energy, perverted morals, and success in evil deeds. With the Moon: Secret enmity and jealousy, trouble through relatives, successful but not wealthy.

In the US natal chart, this Moon squares Neptune and opposes Mars. In the US we will be hearing about scandals and Mars relates to anger, and could involve the military or violence.

As Jupiter turns direct square the US Sun, the focus will be the US President and the legal system or legal issues.

Mars conjuncts Venus in the US chart, and Venus rules women, money and values. As it falls in the 7th house of 'open enemies,' we will hear news here as well.

We will likely hear news of foreign entities or people.

I recommend caution with all full moons. As the Sun opposes the Moon, people tend to get overly emotional, and act on impulses they would otherwise have under control. Jupiter can blow things out of proportion, good or bad.

With Venus and Mars in aspect however, for some this may be a positive time for social activity, friendship and fun. My advice is to use this moon to expand something in your life, tapping into the positive potential.

This Month's full moon falls at 19 degrees of Sagittarius, the sign ruling the ninth house of foreign affairs, ideologies, world view and legal matters.

As this Moon occurs on June 9, it will coincide with the testimony  before a Senate panel in the US of James Comey, former FBI Director, who has stated that President Donald Trump asked him to 'back off' from his investigation into Russia's interference in the US Presidential election and Michael Flynn's involvement. According to reports, Comey is not expected to accuse Trump of obstruction of justice.

Donald Trump is a 22 degree Gemini, (Uranus conjuncts his Sun at 17 degree) with a 21 degree Moon in Sagittarius, and this powerful full moon 'sets off', the natal opposition in his chart. This Moon falls on the 4th-10th house axis in his chart dealing with his foundation, career and reputation.

As this full moon falls his Moon (women, emotional life), it opposes Uranus. This lends an unpredictability to the situation, or how he will react and respond. The Sun at 18 degrees of Gemini also  conjuncts Uranus this day, as well as June 7, and lends further unpredictability to the situation, and instability/changeability in his actions. There are likely to be surprises in some part of the situation, or Comey's testimony may in some way come as a surprise. It is an unsettling and stormy transit.

By June 11-12, Mars will square Trump's Neptune at 5 degrees of Cancer-Libra, this will be a discouraging issue that will come to light that can involve money, relationships and potentially his friends or children.

As Saturn is retrograde it will soon conjunct his Moon this summer at 21 degrees of Sagittarius (opposing his Sun-Uranus) This will be damaging to his career and reputation, and depressing. His mood will be harsh. Issues could crop up that concern women (divorce?).

The powerful eclipse of August 21, falls in his 12th house, conjunct Mars and many more things will be revealed and come to light at this time or even earlier as a eclipse energy begins at least a month before.

By September, Pluto will square his Jupiter and he will face great opposition that will concern money, lawsuits and relationships.

James Comey is a 22 degree Sagittarius (no birth time). Saturn is currently trine his Uranus at 25 degrees of Leo, which is typically a time of creative balance and Uranus in mundane astrology rules revolutions, upheavals, and reforms and a situation that receives public attention. It rules political revolutions, dissidents, politics and reforms.

Jupiter turns direct June 9, square his Mars. This will coincide with legal issues and battles, ambition, impatience and carelessness. Jupiter rules foreigners and the law. He will face legal opposition.

As summer progresses, Saturn conjuncts his Sun and this is an extended period of stress and personal change. The issue will be far from over after his testimony. The August eclipse falls on Uranus in his chart and at this time many unexpected events will occur.

Hillary Clinton's chart stands out as well, since her natal Uranus falls at 25 degrees of Gemini and Saturn is currently opposing it. This is a stressful transit of upheaval and change. As the full Moon is conjunct her Uranus, the situation will unfold in an unpredictable way, as will her reactions, and like Trumps' chart there is some element of the unexpected.

Jupiter turns direct sextile her Mars which is a transit of expansion, and in the 9th house rules foreign situations, worldview, and legal matters.

It will be a long and somewhat negative summer for her as, like Trump, Saturn will harshly aspect her Moon, and this is typically associated with depressive situations.

Vladimir Putin appears to fare the best on this day, with Jupiter turning direct on his 13 degree Libra Sun, in the 11th house of the collective. This offers a degree of protection.

His chart is not without major problems however, as the month of June is also characterized by Pluto square Uranus in the 9th house of foreign affairs. Uranus here in Cancer, must certainly deal with the US, a Cancer country. But, this is not limited to the US.

Uranus rules unexpected events, twists and turns, and it appears to me Putin sees this as a time of revolution, and he may see himself as an agent of change that would involve foreign matters, especially in the US. June 29-July 3 will be significant days.

Like Trump he has a Sun-Uranus aspect giving him an air of unpredictability and constant upheaval.

The Sagittarius full moon sextiles his three planets in his 12th house, Saturn, Neptune and Mercury.

June will bring unpredictability in his relationships with the US and potentially other countries  and he will face great opposition late summer as Pluto squares his Saturn, which indicates great power struggles and even a potential to use blackmail, or be blackmailed.

The Sagittarius full moon falls in the first house of the US (Sibly) natal chart, putting the focus on the US and enemies. It squares Neptune in the 9th house of foreign affairs/laws, and this relates to scandals, lies, and lack of clarity. There may be a tendency toward incorrect news. (at the time of the post it has been revealed/published that Russian hackers planted fake news stories that caused a rift in international relations with Qatar that involve the US and other Gulf countries).

Mars opposing Venus creates an atmosphere of anger and agitation, especially about and toward those considered open enemies of US. Expect more tension June 10-11, and also June 25, and surrounding days.

Jupiter turns direct square the Sun in the US chart  which rules the President, and this signifies legal issues and June 25, or surrounding days will bring significant news.

On June 8,the Moon in Sagittarius will sextile Jupiter (the law) but it will also square Neptune, leaving the public confused with a lack of clarity, and the potential of incomplete, or wrong information.

In a nutshell, the public hearings with Comey will be a small part of the equation not the end result.  Summer will be characterized by scandals, lack of clarity, discouragement and unhappiness and unclear or wrong information, which can be deliberate.

During Summer of 1972 when the Nixon scandal began Saturn was in the opposite sign (Gemini) also squaring Neptune in the US chart, as well as 1973.

Saturn is known as the taskmaster, or the Lord of Karma and the Great teacher to name a few. Without Saturn we have no stability in life. It shows us both our structures and our boundaries.

Saturn changes signs about every two and a half years, and takes about 30 years to circle through the entire zodiac.

December 19, 2017 Saturn enters Capricorn until March 23, 2020, when it enters Aquarius for four months until July 2, 2020. Then, on December 16, 2020, it will complete its tour of Capricorn, not to return for nearly 30 years.

Saturn in Capricorn is far different than Saturn in Sagittarius where it currently lies. Saturn in Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, and is the ninth house ruler, the place of ideas and philosophies.

In 2016 Saturn squared Neptune, bringing with it much chaos and confusion, and as we now know, Russia influenced the US election. The effects of this transit continue to play out today, and a most obvious manifestation of this is the 'fake news,' we are now all so familiar with. This transit caused great confusion and misinformation to be spread.

In 2017, Saturn will trine Jupiter late August and this is a far more positive manifestation of Saturn energy and it will also trine Uranus toward the end of the year, another positive aspect that could bring new innovations to the forefront.

When Saturn enters Capricorn we will all begin a new cycle and chapter altogether, both individually and collectively.

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn so Saturn is very powerful here. The last transit of Saturn in Capricorn was from February 15, 1988 until February 5, 1991.Before that it was January of 1959-January of 1962, and December 1929-November 1932.

Capricorn is the ruler of the fourth house of home, homeland and our basic foundation, and it is here we will be focused from late 2017 until the end of 2020.

Capricorn is a no frills sign and deals with power, business and structure. Saturn here is concerned with security and structure, tradition, organization, big business and defense. If left unchecked, big business can become the new Gods of the Universe as Saturn moves through this sign.

Saturn in Capricorn can denote great wealth but also great limitations. Saturn was in Capricorn during the worst part of the Great Depression in the early 1930's.

While in Capricorn, Saturn will build things that are meant to inspire respect (or intimidation) as much as anything else. The Berlin wall for example, began construction under a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction (August 31, 1961). It was meant to be a political symbol to keep people in their place.We will experience another Jupiter /Saturn conjunction, considered to be an important new cycle in 2020.

Those most affected by Saturn in Capricorn will be the Cardinal signs-Aries (square), Cancer (opposition), Libra (square) and Capricorn (conjunct).

When Saturn enters your sign it can denote a stressful period. Many things end and a new situation begins. Typically, I tell clients with Saturn in your own sign you will be re-creating yourself in some way.I see this occur in clients often!

Those who will fare the best will be those born under the earth and some water signs-Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces.

 While in Capricorn, Saturn will conjunct Pluto during January 2020, at 22 degrees of Capricorn. Events leading up to this period will begin long before the aspect becomes exact.

Saturn-Pluto will relate to to the established power structures and ruling elite versus the common people, potential nuclear events and restriction on many levels. We could see a world wide recession. This is a restrictive transit and we will see these restrictions play out on many levels in the world and in our personal lives. This transit will affect all of those individuals with cardinal planets 20-24 degrees.

Saturn conjunct Pluto will be a stressful period and can indicate limitation, financial loss, potential war and change and transformation. Many things will change at this time or be transformed, or end all together. It will not be easy.

The last time Saturn was conjunct Pluto was in Libra June-July 1983. During this time we saw unemployment rise in the US to the highest level since 1941. Europe was dealing with the IRA, Ethiopia appealed to the world for aid when death tolls from hunger reached 4 million, the US invaded Grenada, the Philippine leader was assassinated, the US embassy in Beirut was destroyed by a suicide bomber killing 63, and Ronald Regan proposed Strategic defense initiative to name just a few world events at this time.

The positive side of this combination  can relate to industrial infrastructure, science and engineering and a deeper understanding of things like genetics and physics. Some things can be transformed for the better.

The negative side can't be much worse: tyranny, the abuse of power and corruption, organized crime and criminal activities, nuclear incidents, power struggles, recessions, issues with the monetary system and banks, and war, and limitation on many levels.

During this transit of Saturn and especially around the Saturn-Pluto conjunction world events will play out of great magnitude. The world will be changed collectively and many lives will be changed as a result. If you live on planet earth to some extent you will be affected by what may be the most significant transit of the generation. I will write more about this in the future.

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