Saturnalia 2017 : Saturn’s return home to Capricorn

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“Work it
Make it
Do it
Make us

Harder
Better
Faster
Stronger” 

Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster 

This years Solstice on December 22nd 2017 is the beginning of a new energetic reign. It is a changing of the tide, which peaks in 2020 with a tsunami of Capricorn energy, created by Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter in the sign of Capricorn. This is where a 248 year, 27 year and 12 year cycles will intersect creating a redistribution of power at a micro and macro level from 2020.

Saturn returning  home for 3 years is the next step in this journey, 27 years since its last transit of Capricorn, it’s joining Pluto in Capricorn. This ingress of  Saturn into its ruler Capricorn at the Solstice (When the Sun enters Capricorn) is a very rare and auspicious occasion. It last occurred in 1664.  This ingress is ALSO  occurring during the ancient Roman Festival of Saturnalia. It is the first time Saturnalia and Saturn in Capricorn have coincided since December 16 1870.  The 3 way synchronicity of these events show how energetically potent this transit of Saturn in Capricorn is going to be.

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The Ancient Roman Festival of Saturnalia, celebrated annually to usher in the Solstice, was the biggest annual festival of the Roman calendar. Saturnalia, celebrating the god Saturn, was a time of excessive celebration, joy and hedonism. During this celebration, people partied to excess, slaves were given temporary freedom to say and do what they liked, and certain moral restrictions were eased. Saturnalia was a festival about celebration with the aims of bringing fortune and prosperity to crops as the seasons take a dark turn over winter. Once Christianity took hold, Saturnalia was replaced with Christmas.

Saturn, in Astrology is the god of structure, karma, authority, stealth, endurance, commitment, accountability, wisdom and time. Saturn is karmic and consequence. It creates opportunities to solidify and strengthen. Capricorn applies to government, systems, hierarchy, status, public profile, rules / regulations and external structure.  These two energies speak to each other.

Saturn is re-entering Capricorn to cleanse & purge after its last reset/transit  27 years ago. With Capricorn there is always a focus on  fairness and equality due to Capricorn’s moralist under tow, and its focus on accountability.  If this energy is out of balance this energy could turn into corruption and nepotism. This is what this transit seeks to clean up on a micro and macro level. Saturn = Karma, Capricorn = Public Profile.

To give historic examples, in past Saturn in Capricorn cycles; the Berlin Wall was Built (Jan 1959 – Jan 1962) and then torn down in Saturns  next Capricorn  transit (Feb 1988 – Feb 1991). In America’s Chart, these Capricorn cycles have seen financial down turns. A reality check to its usual confident financial spending and shows of excess and abundance. People who faught the law and the law won, were killed or captured also when Saturn got in to Capricorn. Ie: Al Capone & Pablo Escobar.  All these examples feel pertinent as we enter this transit, themes such as Walls, Finances, Justice, all resonate in the current climate.

Pluto has been pre purging Capricorn’s space, clearing the way for Saturn’s entry since 2008. Pluto had an explosive entry into Capricorn via the Global Financial Crisis. Pluto is all about transforming and changing the ways we do things, via deaths of old ways of being. The fact it has been paving the way for Saturn’s entry, makes Saturn’s upcoming transit more interesting with the potential to be more potent than previous transits. Any time Pluto and Saturn meet there is a redistribution of power. With Pluto a lot of muck has been racked around gender, politics, governments and money since 2008. Jupiter moving into Scorpio in October 2017 is amplifying this Plutonic energy. Jupiter in Scorpio also brings in the current themes of Sexual Power and Consequence to this Saturn cycle. Interestingly enough the Harvey Weinstein Affair came out just as Jupiter moved into Scorpio. Coinciedence ? I think not.

If you’re an earth or water sign, it will be an abundant flow of energy that comes naturally. It will feel safe with the feeling of being supported in what you do.   Earth IS Structure, Water NEEDS structure. If you’re a Fire or Air sign, it will flow but it might feel a bit more challenging as Air and Fire don’t like to be grounded or contained. Don’t be intimated, this is something you can handle. Remembering Saturn is making sure Pluto’s restructuring and excavation is structurally sound for you to launch off post 2020.

As Saturn enters Capricorn an earth sign, other major transits of 2018 help support this shift. There is a new distribution of energy into Water and Earth Signs. This is a shift from the past few years which have been more Fire and Air dominated.  Uranus moving into Taurus (Earth), Jupiter in Scorpio (Water) and Neptune in Pisces (Water) will finally have support via Saturn in Capricorn. Calming the waters after the past few years of volatility.

Saturn in Sagittarius over the past 3 years has been a bit of clash of agendas. Sagittarius likes to stretch its legs and get excited about life. Saturn is the realist and operates from a place  of restriction.  When Saturn moves in to Capricorn on December 21st 2017,  Saturn the realist will finally have a sign that respects its authority and need to consolidate and restrict before the next big push. Saturn in Capricorn IS this restrictive process. If there was ever a send off for Saturn from one sign to another, the current Mercury Retrograde conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius is surely it. Re-assessing the past 3 years before the mantra “constraints are liberating” become the new ethos. Mercury goes direct as the Sun & Saturn goes into Capricorn.

Saturn loves to create support systems and you couldn’t ask for a better planet to give support to such expansive and unrestrained energies such as Neptune, Jupiter or Uranus.  Earth and Water come together to make a lasting impact, consolidating the ideas and passion that has been awoken and seeded, with all the Air and Fire that has been dominating the past 2 years. Saturn will be the base note of the next 3 years, the under tone to which everything else will hang from.

Saturn through the signs :

Capricorn/Capricorn Rising 1st House: Earth

Capricorn has the stern facade of Saturn transiting their 1st House. Restructuring is the new cool. “Constraints are liberating” will be your mantra for the world to see. Your ruler  will be dropping all the fake facades in a very visible way as you get Harder, Faster, Better at life in ALL Aspects.  Capricorn’s love to climb and this is the hard work that will end up getting you places. If you feel like you have been doing this for a while, Saturn will support you in leaps and bounds, propelling you forward. Its going to strengthen ALL areas of your life, don’t get to sentimental about anything lost. You have some major climbing to do.

Aquarius/Aquarius Rising 12th House: Air 

Aquarian’s feel the heat of Saturn’s grind in their 12th House of their inner world and sanctum. There maybe a need to set up solid private practises, that nurture your spirit and soul. It could be a shift in WHAT you DO to nourish this area of life.  Either way there will a pressure around your inner world. Which shouldn’t actually be too bad. Saturn is the old ruler of Aquarius so it is an energy you are familiar with. Use the pressure of the searching and seeking to find the treasure that you seek – Personal liberation and freedom in your personal realm.

Pisces / Pisces Rising 11th House: Water 

Pisces and Pisces rising might feel a falling away of groups and activities they belong to as their hopes and wishes evolve. Saturn is all about re-assessing the terrain you walk on. Do the people I hang out with support this ? Am  I with my tribe ? Questions around this might pop up – working with this energy will allow you to find the people who support your quests and hopes and visions for the future. Pisces don’t really like Saturn’s directness, now that its amplified in Capricorn there may be an adjustment period. Saturn in Capricorn will be receptive to Neptune your Ruler, currently in your sign. So basically, there will be an adjustment period, before Saturn in Capricorn helps with your natural magic.

Aries /Aries Rising 10th House: Fire 

Aries will find Saturn’s amplification in the house he rules. The 10th House. The house of Status, Power, Government and Public Profile. Aries will have to comply. They don’t always like to comply, especially when its to other people’s rules. However Saturn calling you to comply and do the work will see a rise in your public kudos and profile. Potentially making you the star of this transit show, with your Capricorn buddies. Especially since Uranus will be leaving your sign after 7 years of shaking your foundations.

Taurus/Taurus Rising 9th House: Earth 

Fellow Earth Sign Taurus will see Saturn hit its 9th house of travel and philosophy. There might be some shifts in philosophy once Uranus comes to the party in May 2018. Taurus will LOVE having strong and sure support as it moves into very unfamiliar territory with Uranus beginning an 8 year transit, in Taurus. Travel and time out might be the remedy with such huge shifts in energy in the world of Taurus. Channelling the surest and steady feet of Saturn in Capricorn will guide you and be your leading light over the next few years. When in doubt, remember Winter is coming, what is your normal Winter protocol ?

Gemini  / Gemini Rising 8th House: Air 

Gemini will see the need for compliance a toeing the line with other people’s money and any field of money that is not earned i.e. tax, inheritance bank loans etc. Perhaps not the best time to speculate, Gemini can use its wits and gift of communication and networking to sail through any unfamiliar terrain. Just be aware it’s not the energy you can down play or blow off, you will need to comply and commit !!   Deeper connections with people might feel heavy, stuck and grounding at first. Saturn in Capricorn isn’t an energy that really gel with you, but it will teach you to slow down and really look at the details of the situation before you play your cards. This is a very strong lesson for Gemini and their mutable ways. A positive and natural usage for Gemini to maximise this transit, would be to study some esoteric, magical or occultist study. By 2020 you will be the embodiment of The Magician from the Tarot, the card of your ruler – Mercury. That and Gemini loves to learn new tricks.

Cancer /Cancer Rising 7th House: Water 

Cancer, Capricorn is your opposite sign, it will see Saturn transiting your house of relationships with others. It will also see Saturn oppose your Sun at some stage over the next 3 years. What this means is your relationships with others is changing and perhaps challenged. It is time to look at things as perhaps more black & white, less grey. Saturn in Capricorn is pretty simple and straightforward and its doesn’t pussy foot around. Where Cancer might have compassion and emotiveness, Capricorn has fairness and accountability. This transit might see you look at a few of your key relationships. Are they helping you as best they should ?  Is it fair ? Is there an uneven balance ? If so, its either in or out. Nothing in between. Saturn taking away only those which don’t actually serve you. This isn’t to unfamiliar to you Cancer. Pluto has been opposing your sign since 2008, Saturn is just another less intense activation of this transformative vibe. You and relationships are actively transforming for the better !

Leo /Leo Rising 6th House: Fire 

Leo’s will have a re-structuring of its daily routines, work and health routines during this Saturn in Capricorn transit. Whats in your Alchemy & Transformation tool box?  Less time for glaming, more hard work for better results. Leo’s aren’t opposed to hard work, they perhaps might just find it all a little dull at first, but once you realise the transformative affects this will have on your body and how small changes can have a huge impact, freeing up more time; that’s when the fun really beings. Your basically beginning a full renovation of your daily life and your body as a temple. You might have to bring your famed humour and reputation at the beginning of it all to really get the ball rolling. Shining your light through the dimming of the light, as we enter what feels like the winter of our discontent. Discontent creates change, change keeps things moving and this is what you will need to keep temper the feeling of restriction from Saturn in Capricorn.

Virgo/Virgo Rising 5th House: Earth 

Virgo will see an overhaul of its creativity and how it creates. Saturn might make you work harder for it what you want to create.  It might make you wonder if it really is creative and fun. Saturn will make you think of all the hard questions around your creative adventures. Just remember that, constraints are liberating and Saturn only takes from you what you no longer need. Use that knowledge when push comes to shove, to fuel your creative fires. Remember Pluto has been transiting this house since 2008, Saturn is simply making sure Pluto’s renovations are structurally sound. The base note being, is this what you truely Love ? If not, seek it.

Libra / Libra Rising 4th House: Air 

Saturn in Capricorn will be the karmic connection between your family, ancestors and root connections. Saturn is time and consequence. Libra is all about balancing the needs others and themselves. Libra is just coming off a year with Jupiter in its sign, you still feel that feeling of abundance and joy. Saturn is exulted in Libra. i.e.: Very strong and happy in Libra as they share the same views on  karma and re-balancing energies in favour of fairness and ethics. Saturn is coming in to restrict anything that doesn’t serve you in the home and ancestors front. Karmic patterns of the past might pop up as something to work through and beyond, for a bright strong future. Remembering Saturn is literally strengthening the changes made from 2008 onwards in order to transform your life for the better. Saturn in Capricorn is here to advance this. It might feel heavy at first, but when you tap into the strength of it all you will shine so bright sweet Libran’s. This is a deep rooted overhaul of your connections to what family is, and where you come from at its deepest level. You might find you finally take control on the home front.

Scorpio/ Scorpio Rising 3rd House: Water 

Scorpio’s who now have Jupiter going through there sign are flying high with energy and abundant optimism.  Saturn puts the breaks on your 3rd house of communication. Basically you might feel dragged down by communication this year. A cooling off. Perhaps people aren’t vibing your optimism. Your famed perception and deep analysis might struggle to be received as warmly as you would like ? Basically Saturn in Capricorn will be looking at enhancing HOW your communicate and re-evaluating if this can be done in a more effective way.  Saturn in Capricorn will be a transit that enables you to be heard !

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising 2nd House: Fire 

Sagittarius will be deconstructing and reconstructing its self in the area of work and income. This will focus on solid, slow work and realism, the antithisis of your abundant fire energy . HOWEVER – Saturn is just leaving your sign. You have just lived 3 years with this energy dominating your sign and your style. You get this ! This transit does to a degree take the pressure off you. However, Saturn is in its sign of its rulership, Saturn is Still strong. Just image the incredible opportunities you can have  over the next 3 years, using the lessons learnt over the PAST 3 years. This time around it is  really developing and strengthening your self-worth and income. 3 years of hard work really could revolutionise who you really are in more than a fiscal amount.

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Jupiter in Scorpio: Pleasure & Conquests

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There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.

Lord Byron

Jupiter, King of the Gods, the planet we look to when we wish to create more abundance in life is moving signs !  the great benefic moves from Libra to Scorpio on October 11th 2017 for a 12 month transit of Scorpio.

After a year in Libra, the sign of balance, harmony, justice, art and aesthetics  – Jupiter will enter Scorpio – the sign that likes to dig deep into the watery depths of ones psychology, subconscious & shadowside. Accelerating our growth from the 2012 – 2015 era.  This journey has the potential to reach the great depths of our psyche, creating the right opportunities for long-term & positive change. Analysing and working towards ditching our long-term negative habits will suddenly become very enticing.

After a year trying to smooth-out relations with people, along with  issues of balance, around the collective and the individual; Jupiter in Libra hasn’t always been an easy ride. Uranus the planet of Surprise and Rebellion opposed this Jupiter Libra from Aries. The sign of the Individual (Aries) challenged this attempted growth of Libran Ideals.  Ideals of balancing the collective wasn’t so easily obtained.  Pluto the planet of Transformation and regeneration (after the death of old ways of being), also squared this Jupiter in Libra from Capricorn. As much as Jupiter in Libra wanted to expand its liberating and collective ideas, to balance out the fiery energy that dominated the year, there were challenged to it.

Jupiter, when it shifts in to Scorpio will be the first shift into a new era.  All this intense unpredictable fire energy that has dominated the past 2 years, will finally cool off.  The planets move into more Earth and Water dominated signs.  Jupiter into Scorpio is the first step towards the cooling off period.  We will see more stability, conservatism and a slower pace of evolution. This shift will have deeper and more lasting effects. The pace will also slow right down. Accelerated growth will be replaced with more planned and considered evaluation and evolution.

Jupiter takes 12 years to go around the Zodiac, Jupiter cycles are seen as being healthy for development, growth, joy, excitement and optimism, The only real issue with Jupiter energy is to make sure you don’t over extend yourself or get to ambitious and over commit. Jupiter loves to say yes to every opportunity !

The last time Jupiter was in Scorpio was late 2005 – 2006. It’s best to look back to this time to see what was expanded, inflated or a source of joy for you at this time to understand what this next Jupiter cycle might entail or what can be built on this time around.

This upcoming transit of  Jupiter in Scorpio will be a nice healing transit for all the muck that was raked and plowed up with Saturn’s transit of Scorpio of October 2012 – December 2014 & Mid 2015.  When Saturn progressed in to Scorpio for 2.5 years, all things to do with Personal development and your inner psychology was under the microscope. Muck was raked around and anything that was not benefiting you or anything past its used by date was deconstructed.

It was a long and slow arduous process of digging deep into the emotional dirt to see what diamonds could be plucked, and anything not required taken away, whether you agreed to it or not.  This Saturn transit was about letting go of things that didn’t work to create better, bigger, stronger foundations to build on.

Now that Jupiter is coming back over this terrain,  it’s a little blessing and a small give back for all the hard work that was done in this 2012 – 2015 era.  Jupiter is the light and the fertiliser to allow the seeds from this time to grow and sprout after having 2 years of incubation, hidden from view.

So what are these Scorpio-esque ideas that I speak of ?  What will Jupiter be allowing its growth and expansion to really hook into ? Scorpio is ruled by Pluto – god of the underworld. The great transformer. Scorpio is the Death card in the Tarot, representing new life after the death or passing of an old life or way of being. Scorpio is the sign that rules Psychology, Complexity, Shadow Work, Therapy especially psychotherapy, Magic & The Esoteric, The Intuition, Emotions, Emotional Complexities, Compassion and Deeper Connections with People at large. It’s about understanding more of your own and other people’s patterns and innate processes. Moving deeper than the superficial. Scorpio is all about deeper levels of Understanding of yourself and others as well as the world around you.  Jupiter is here to expand this and take it to the next level of development. It’s the rewards of all the hard work done a few years back.

To complement this transit, Uranus the Planet of Surprise, Rebellion, Innovation and Revolution will change signs into Taurus in 2018. Taurus an earth sign will give stability to this Jupiter transit in a Water Sign.   Saturn, the planet of Structure and Karma also moves into Capricorn in December 2017 beginning a 2.5 year transit in Capricorn its ruler. Uranus and Saturn moving into Earth signs will be creating a strong structure for this Jupiter transit so it can be deeply submerged  into, safely. As the outer planets move into Earth based signs it creates more support and structure allowing this Jupiter in Scorpio transit to progress without the fiery challenges that were faced with its Libra transit.

Now is the chance to re-activate and find joy within exploring the depths of self discovery and development. Jupiter in Scorpio will bequeath many gifts, in a safe and more structured environment. Never was there a more safe and secure time to really go deep into the esoteric meaning of yourself and the world around you !

enjoy xx

Jupiter in Scorpio through the Signs

 

Scorpio / Scorpio Rising

Scorpio congratulations you have Jupiter the great giver of gifts transiting your 1st house. The house of how people see you ! How you present to the world. This is the beginning of a whole new 12 year cycle ! things are now on the up. Things feel new ! The opportunities are there to be seized. Things just feel good and buoyant ! Now is a great time to do things that help you present better to the world ! Yoga might be a great thing to get into. Its got some great esoteric knowledge and base spirituality that would resonate with you naturally and it also helps with health and fitness ! The only down side of Jupiter going through the 1st house. There is a possibility of putting on weight. Why ? Because you really connect with the pleasure of life, and in doing so eating and drinking too much (a very Jupiterian thing to do) might see you waist line extend !! This year is your year and people will notice it !

Sagittarius  / Sagittarius Rising

Sagittarius, your ruler Jupiter will be transiting your 12 house of your inner self and your subconscious. The 12 house is also associated with your secret self ! It may be weird to have something so personal and so much internal processing for someone who is usually so expressive and extrovert ! However this is the last year of a 12 year cycle that is closing. Saturn the planet of restriction has also been in your sign for 2.5 years, its only a few months away from moving into Capricorn. The upshot is now you’re getting used this heavy restrained Saturn energy, Jupiter in Scorpio will come along to expand your connection to yourself in its deepest and most personal space. It’s a great finale or final prep, before you explode back into the world a year from now, ready, hungry to show the world all your new-found knowledge. The last piece of this puzzle is to do the inner work before a new 12 year cycle begins a year from now. Time to get rid of the habits that really hold you back and let you down. Really work shop that inner psyche of yours and dig deep to find out what jewels you really want to bring to the surface and present to the world next year. The rest can just be let go !!

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising

Capricorn, Jupiter in Scorpio is about to expand your 11th house of groups, communities and your hopes and wishes. Jupiter will bring the spot light to who and how you engage with on a community and group level. Do these people and places really speak to you on the deepest level. Does it all really give you the gifts you really seek ? What dreams, hopes and wishes do you really have for yourself ? Are they status symbols or do they better your higher spiritual self ? As Saturn enters your sign in December 2017, returning home, there will be an analysis of what structures you need to achieve the success and desires you really want. Jupiter in Scorpio is asking are you, are aiming high enough and is this really what you truly desire, if so, are you hanging with the right people. If not, Jupiter in Scorpio will help you find your tribe to make those dreams really possible.

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising

Aquarius has the Jupiter mega rays pointing at your 10th house of Status, Career and Public Recognition. Scorpio in Jupiter will ask you to go a little deeper with your ambition and whether it really serves you. Anything insincere may not take off, but it is a great time to look at the theses topic, what they mean to you and your ambition. Are you striving for Status, Success and Recognition for yourself ? Or is it the vision of another ? There is a very high chance that you will gain the above but your psychology and how and what happens when you do achieve these things, this is where the Scorpio-sonic rays may penetrate the most.

Pisces / Pisces Rising 

Pisces will be very comfortable with Jupiter in Scorpio ! It’s familiar with the deep emotional seeking that might come with it. The 9th House looks at higher eduction, and philosophical searching and seeking, travel is also associated with the 9th House. Jupiter in Scorpio will be an amazing time for any of the following activities for Pisces who gel with the Scorpio vibe, once they gets past the commitment issues. Any kind of teaching, or learning, any kind of travel which involves connecting with a foreign culture and understanding it more intimately than a 2 week stay at a beach resort is what this transit offers. The 9th house is the natural home for Jupiter so it won’t take much for the sparks to fly and connect. The real question is are you ready to commit to buying the ticket and taking the ride ! If so the rewards could potentially change the way you see the world.

Aries / Aries Rising

Aries this year transit of Scorpio in its house of its rulership the 8th house, is a real double whammy of connecting with the Scorpio vibe. Aries, the leaders of the individual and independent, will have a great opportunity to connect with others in a very deep emotional and connective setting. Something that doesn’t necessarily jump out to Aries, there is a real opportunity to create deep and lasting bonds. The 8th house also relates to other people’s money. Money that you don’t earn, but money that is from a 3rd party/source that you can be connected to. Tax, Inheritance, loans etc. It is possible you will be able to access or you get some additional money out of the blue from some of the above areas. An assessment of how you engage with money and the world is also a great area for thought and looking at any dependencies around this. Overall its a brilliant time to go deep with how you merge with others in the most intimate settings ! Money may also be a background theme. The magic will be in the discovery.

Taurus / Taurus Rising 

Taurus with Jupiter in Scorpio hitting your 7th house of relationships, in your opposite sign of Scorpio, you will be pushed to really go deep, into HOW you engage with your relationships. Your interactions with people will need to push past the superficial contacts that you thought would do. You will be asked to look at things that you naturally might be more resistant to, as it opposes your nature. Things that you thought might do will might not cut it and you begin to sense it. Your growth in this area will be invaluable as you seek a deeper purpose for who your friends and what your key relationships are worth and built on. The psychological analysis of what you want from people and what they want from you becomes your new hobby and you take on some attributes of your opposing sign. This will alter your ego as this Jupiter in Scorpio transit will at some stage oppose your Sun. Think of it as strengthening or water slowly carving and moulding things that you have always been very firm on. Making a more agile and attractive shape.

Gemini / Gemini Rising

Gemini, your day-to-day rituals and your work and daily life routines will be asking for more magic.  Your day-to-day routines, will be pushing you to seek magic and connections in a way that you previously never really seeked or thought was necessary. It’s a great time to add a bit more of a ritualist aspect to your day to day life. It will become obvious something is missing from your day. What this is will be your souls mission to seek out. Whatever it is, it might not be light and fluffy. Deep stimulation and a psychological connection to something deep and meditative may come out of nowhere. It could be gym time, it could be guided mediation time, either way whatever it is, it will add deep value to your day to day life.  You will be adding something that really nurtures you on a spiritual level.

Cancer / Cancer Rising 

Cancer, your 5th house of creativity will be the focus of this transit. how you express yourself creatively will be tied to your emotional and psychological wellbeing. You know how to go deep, you are intuitive and you are emotive. You are a Cancer a cardinal water sign, the leader of the water signs. Creativity and how you express yourself creatively and what you truly love will be the focus of  psychological analysis. You will begin to   mine for diamonds, amongst all the emo sludge. Something that you may have a little of bit of fear around might be the golden tickets. Bringing this Diamond to the surface and adding it into your creative life is what this transit will call for.  Children and working with Children might also bring you great joy and expansion.

Leo / Leo Rising

Jupiter will transit your 4th house of home, family, roots, ancestors and physical housing.   Potentially a great time to buy a house (if you’re not overextending yourself financially) or your time spent at home will give a lot of pleasure to you on this journey inwards. Connections to your physical family or your ancestors are a wealth of knowledge and support, you may end up connecting with them in ways you have never done before. It’s an amazing time for getting into house witchery ! Fung Shui’ing the hell out of your house or using any kind of magical ways to connect with your physical home space work really well !! Denise Linn has a few good books about this if you wanted to explore more, or the book of Hygge if you prefer something lighter.

Virgo / Virgo Rising

Jupiter in Scorpio hits your 3rd house of communication / publishing and siblings. How you communicate to yourself and the people around you is really the focus of this transit. You may end up coming across on a much deeper level than before. Any publishing or internet communications may get picked up by people or what you are putting out there really connects with people on a very deep level. Your words resonate ! Your connections with your siblings if you have them may deepen. The only thing you need to be aware of is that you don’t come across to sharp or sting too much ! Scorpio has a well renowned tail that can bite, especially with its communication.

Libra / Libra Rising

Libra’s experience of this Jupiter transit as it moves into its 2nd house of Finances and Self Worth, will be rewarding. Yes you may find an upswing in work or your finances that flows in quite easily. To really get the most of this transit, it’s about developing your self-worth. Plucking out all the dead daisies that don’t represent who you really are, or the things that don’t serve your high self. What does this mean ? Developing your self-worth, getting rid of the dead wood through therapy (any kind that resonates with you, even if it feels a bit woo at first !) Yes your income may have some good little upswing but the real magic of this transit for you and going deep into the murky depths of your subconscious and your psychology to really pluck out those gems that make your self worth sky-rocket. The rest can go ! It is then you find the real value of yourself and your worth !

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2017 Astrology – Fire Walk With Me

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“The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire”

Richard M. Nixon

2017 is very much the 2nd book end of 2016, before moving into a very different era from 2018.

This year will bring the a much-needed spark and creativity needed before we bunk down and get down with the hard work in the 2018 – 2020 era, as Saturn, Uranus and Pluto will dominate from Earth based signs.

2017 is a year where any major plans, dreams, goals or visions will be constantly evolving and your job is to get down with the hustle and see things as short-term opportunities for you to evolve with the goal. These gains will be seen post 2017.

This coming year is not the year to force things through in a linear step by step, A … B…. C  kind of logic. The volatility of all the major transits occurring in the last degrees of Fire signs will disrupt any non flexible forwards planning. A bit like 2016’s fire monkey year; agility, flexibility and mutability is your friend !  Being on guard and aware of the nature of this elemental force to change and mutate is the way to circumnavigate 2017.

2016 had an almighty Mars retrograde (a fire planet being disturbed and unleashed for 8 months instead of 6 weeks ! ), Saturn in Sagittarius (a return of structure to a 30 year cycle in a fire sign) as well as the Saturn / Neptune Square, which was the major aspect that defined 2016. The Saturn / Neptune dynamic was as Astrologer Austin Coppock says was a “Waves and Walls” transit. Waves of People/Ideas/Fantasies hitting Walls. Brexit, The American Election, The Refugee Crisis where people literally were traveling in on waves and water and meeting walls of governments and armies. 2016 was delusion busting time and as we move into 2017  we now look to how we must operate in a world where it is fresh in our minds how the Neptunian vision & fantasy can meet obstruction and harsh realities.

2017 like 2016 has a lot of energy placed in Fire signs, in most cases a repeated transit trigger points at the last degrees of Fire signs (Aries, Sagittarius, Leo). This means if you were born in the last week of any of these Fire Signs, you will feel a flurry of activity around your Sun and other planets or points you have at these degrees. You will feel it more than most. Most of you  fire types will get off on it, some will learn to work with what is inherently at your ego’s core as it gets reawakened,  like a tree seed in a bush fire. The rest of the elements – Earth, Water and Air learn to work with the most intense and unstable of all the elemental energies. Any one born in the last week and a half of any sign will feel these energies by default as these energies will aspect to your natal energy points.

Below is the major transits for the year and some of the interesting astrological points of 2017.

Mercury Retrograde – Mercury goes retrograde 3 – 4 times a year for 6 weeks including its time in the shadow. Its something most people are aware of as a transit. 2017 sees all these Mercury retrograde’s occurring in Fire signs. This gives the Mercury Retrogrades a more heated flavour and they are going retrograde over points of the fire signs which have been activated this year by other major transit points at this degree in fire. In layman’s terms. The last degrees of any signs are the most potent and these last degrees of Fire Signs have had a bit of a working over already !

When the planet of Communication (Mercury / Hermes) makes its retrograde motions over these fire points you will be looking at receiving new information, reflecting on past communications etc. Just make sure you don’t shoot your mouth off going over old territory in a rant of passion. That would be the low energy use of these retrograde’s ! Use it to evolve a creative vision or something you are passion about. Use the Retro to seek answers to deep questions, you don’t have to shoot your mouth off.

Mercury Retro: 

April 10th @ 4 degrees Taurus – May 4th @ 24 degrees Aries

August 13th @ 11 degrees Virgo – September 5th @ 28 degrees Leo.

December 3 @ 28 degrees Sadge – 23rd December @ 13 degrees Sadge

Venus Retrograde – Venus goes retrograde every 18 months for 40 days and 40 nights. She goes to the underworld, hangs out with Hades (or the devil) and then pops out the other side to be visible as a morning star. During the disappearance of Venus from the night sky she will be going back to a retrograde cycle from 8 years ago. Venus will Retrograde in Aries not the most tranquil or peaceful of signs for Venus to reflect in. There will be serious refocusing and assessments of the “I” or the Individual within Relationships and how current relationships are working for you as an “I”. A capital no one else is on the agenda, “I” kind of way. If it isn’t going so well, make sure that you don’t bring any Mars fury to this mix. Aries as ruled by Mars and with Venus “weakend” by this Retrograde try not to unleash hell if you find things aren’t as you like.  This is also not the time to do anything to yourself beauty wise that can’t be reversed easy. This retrograde is a nice time to reflect and assess, get some old self grooming things happening again, ie: self care. Just don’t fall for the aggressive nature that Venus in Aries can have.

Venus Retrograde: March 4th @ 13 Degrees Aries – April 15th @ 26 Degrees Pisces

The Eclipses – Eclipses happen 2x a year in opposite signs for 2 years at a time. Eclipses are super moons that relay information to you that may not be immediately revealed. Information is eclipsed !

The last of the Virgo / Pisces Eclipses occurs on Monday 27th of February as a Solar Eclipse. This eclipse closes a 2 year cycle and will be conjunct Neptune and the South Node. Huge !! Neptune is Pisces ruler and the South Node is about Past Lives. This is a massive eclipse to end on and don’t be surprised if you have surreal dreams or a message comes to you through your subconscious which helps let go of old habits that keep you in the past !

The First New Moon Solar Eclipse in the Leo / Aquarius Axis will take place on August 22nd  @ 28 degrees Leo. This Eclipse is HUGE !

This Eclipse will be the first time since 1918 that a Solar Eclipse will be 100% full across the entire United States. It will begin in the Pacific North West and will be fully visual right down to the Southern East Coast of America. Its been nick named the big American Eclipse. The Eclipse is conjunct the North Node (Fate and Destiny) which has just entered Leo @ 28 degrees. This eclipse is also exactly on President Donald Trump’s Ascendant and conjunct his natal Mars. So this is a massive date for next year with many interesting things expected to come from it. Astrology isn’t predictive in a down to the dirty detail way, but it is a great way to look at energy points to see how it might manifest after looking at whats going on at the time and looking to past cycles that have been similar. This eclipse is perhaps the biggest thing Astrologers have flagged for the entirety of 2017 for the energy it draws on at the time and also that fact it is so strongly placed in the President elect’s chart . The physical nature of it being visible for the entire North American continent for the first time in 100 years is also huge.

February 27th New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces 8 degrees @ 0158 Sydney Time Conjunct Neptune and the South Node.

August 22nd New Moon Solar Eclipse @ 28 Degrees Leo @ 0430 Sydney Time – Conjunct the North Node.

Jupiter Opposite Uranus – Jupiter Opposite Uranus will hit 2 x exactly in 2017 but will be in orb and bouncing off squares to Pluto all year. Jupiter Opposite Uranus will be a push-pull on the two following ideas. Jupiter in Libra’s need to expand social justice and fairness within the tribe while Uranus in Aries will be opposing it say no what about my individual need to be able to be my own change agent and personal freedoms. Idealism vs Revolution. In previous contacts with these planets the American and French Revolution occurred, The Moon landing occurred when these planets were conjunct, Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas when it was in opposition. These planets are great indicators for expansive change to do around innovations for mankind.  The Internet is a Uranian innovation. When Jupiter and Uranus meet the expansion of innovation and revolution always eventuate but not always as one would expect. It is not as harsh as Saturn / Neptune, and it is working under the shadow of the changes that it brought.  But Jupiter / Uranus always goes big. Perhaps a ground breaking resolution to the Dakota Pipeline Protests. Innovative for the US with regards to Indiginous People’s Land Rights as well as a continuation of the Waves/Water and Walls water theme of the Saturn /Neptune square from 2016, which this protest was started under.

December 27 2016 @ 20 degrees, 2nd of March 2017 @ 22 degrees, September 28th 2017 @ 27 degrees of Aries and Libra.

Saturn Trine Uranus – Saturn will form trines (positive) aspects to Uranus on and off its opposition to Jupiter. This will give the Jupiter / Uranus transits an opportunity to ground itself (even tho it will be in Sagittarius a fire sign). This will help stabilise and settle the above process as it grows and evolves.

24 December 2016, 19 May 2017, 11 November 2017 in Sadge and Aries.

Jupiter Square Pluto – This is the first transit listed that doesn’t involve a fire sign. Jupiter Square Pluto is a very powerful dynamic and one that I feel will be the main stand alone player of the year. Jupiter the great benefic and expander will make a challenging aspect to Pluto / Hades or God of the Underworld. This will be a great opportunity to challenge and expand psychological mindsets that hold you down and will allow you to break free of certain mindsets that maybe holding you back. This isn’t a quick or fast paced energy but it is one that allows you to do some deep level clearing out of the psyche. Jupiter will be bringing in energy from a Librian slant. So there will be an element of the mind, intellect, Justice or even Art leading the charge in overcoming Plutonic re-workings of Government, Status/Image and Work challenges.

24th November 2016, 30 March 2017 & 4 August 2017 in Libra and Capricorn.

2017 sees us finishing off the changing dynamics 2016 offered, but in a slightly less aggressive way. With fresh optimism as Jupiter and Uranus come into focus. With Pluto playing strongly in these major trends.  It is an opportunity to move past deep psychological/sub-conscience shadow plays, which may previously have held you back.

2017 will help ease these changes in an expansive and potentially revolutionary or innovative way. It will be the last push to reconfigure your spark before strong conservatism looks to take over as the main energy coming into play. From 2018 as we enter the Saturn in Capricorn era, changing the landscape from a fiery smorgasbord to a slow earthy low hum, with deep structural shifts. This will be a slow but ‘structurally’ sound and conservative changes of affairs once we move away from 2017.

xx

Sarah

Mars Conjunct Pluto – The Transmutation

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There’s no map to human behaviour.

Bjork

This week is Mars Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn – creating the great transmutation. Every 2 years Mars the Warrior meets Pluto the God of the Underworld, to excellerate the evolutionary process. Mars is the accelerant to Pluto’s transformative powers as they join in Capricorn a sign that Mars relishes. Mars is super souped up after spending most of the year in Scorpio and Sagittarius due to an almighty retrograde.

Mars is the old ruler of Scorpio, with Pluto being its newer ruler. These two know each other and this Mars is super hot and turbo charged after being held up, delayed, frustrated yet reflective and self analysing in Scorpio. Its focus was the inner sub conscious, psychology, depth, the shadow and other people’s money, debt and loans. It then got fired up with Sagittarian things such as philosophy, travel, adventure and culture. Now it is in Capricorn where it’s thinking logistics, building, status and power, money and government. All these things blending together in this newly formed flame. When it meets Pluto this week it is firing up things that can transform you. Resurrect you.

Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn is an energetic release of energy that is really propelling you to take the bull by the horns and come out of the chrysalis. Things may happen suddenly and abruptly or they could be you deciding to step it up and speed up any transformation or change that you have been toying with for a while. The catch is that it might be in your sub conscious and not fully conscious. Because it is Pluto there will be fear attached. But Mars is here to burn off the fear and pull you out from a new birthing. This doesn’t have to be negative, it all depends where you are at.

Mars during its retrograde made a strong conjunction to Saturn, Capricorn’s is ruler in the past 3 months, making this a 3 way triple hit of rulers and signs blending and working with each other over a very small time period and it’s game on.

This Mars and Pluto conjunction will affect on a micro and macro level, with things also playing out on the world stage.  Jupiter coming in from Libra will also give a sub flow of an exaggerating need of balance of the individual and the group as well as justice.

The next few weeks will be interesting and a really good time to harness this energy at play and really work with it rather than against the process. How this unfolds for you as an individual and where it may play out will depend on your chart but this is a wonderful landscape for new beginnings and allowing the shadow side to be observed and welcomed to the whole. Bringing the shadow out of its shadow.

Peace xx