Deep in darkness, restriction and burdens weigh heavy. Hours after the New Moon in Cancer, its effects are heightened with the Sun’s opposition to Saturn. The Sun’s light revealing the cracks, as it pours light from an opposing angle, allowing a new view of what has been bound together and constructed.
This occurring deep in the darkness of the ‘new’ moon, IS hard. Waiting for the moons first crescent of light to hatch, is uncomfortable. When this light is shed La Luna is finally able to help, lessen the intensity of feeling and emotion. Until then, this is where we will be.
The cracks and stress fractures are currently well-lit and obvious. The Sun opposite Saturn makes any weakness apparent, any regrets glaringly obvious. We will be sitting with this, waiting and wandering, lamenting as we gather ourselves for the Sun to progress into Leo on July 23rd.
When the Sun enters Leo, we are welcomed with its warmth and more inspired to play in its light. It is at this time that the first of the moon’s new light begins to shine down upon us. Allowing us to move forward with the insights gleaned over this challenging dark moon cycle. Until then we sit and a wait, processing as we anticipate the return of the King, and the Sun’s entry into Leo.
The Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn tomorrow is conjoined Saturn, our keeper of lessons, the master of restriction and it will oppose Venus; the bringer of joy and cohesive Relationships, in Cancer. This eclipse on the South Node is allowing the release of old ideas around relationships, while opening a space for new formations, as the South Node has a purging effect on the planets its aspects.
Saturn conjoined the South Node, means these may be long standing patterns that are plum ripe to be let go of. Self – limiting mindsets around relationships, have a helping hand in being let go of, as this Cancer / Capricorn Axis is activated fully for the first time in this eclipse series. Eclipses ARE the gateways of change.
Cancer and Capricorn speaks to the see-sawing around nourishment, person comforts, protection and space VS the need to exert oneself into the world, in an attempt to be seen with a long list accomplishment, no matter what the barriers. Cancer doesn’t always feel comfortable in propelling its self into the world to be exposed and vulnerable, whereas Capricorn isn’t always able to see that looking after one’s self or the care of those they hold the nearest and dearest; can be of more value than Status, Power or Money it chases. This is the sea-saw motion being navigated by tomorrow eclipse, with Venus and Saturn being drawn into the mix allowing for a purging of Old Value Systems around Relationships and Power, between yourself and the environments you seek to climb. Some very old stories might be dredged up at this Eclipse. It’s time to restore the balance if it has become uneven, or to let go of the stuff that is blocking the path forward. Where do you need to open yourself up more?
Venus isn’t having the best time opposing the South Node, Pluto and Saturn. However, post eclipse, allows for a fire purging of Venus, burning off the residual of all that is trying to constrain her momentum forward. This Post Eclipse burn off, when Venus is meeting the Sun then opposing Pluto, is a road she must travel to revitalise and purge allowing her to make the most of the new cycle, which awaits. Saturn which always limits and controls, will be asked by the Moon & The South Node, to delved deep into emotional waters, to separate and strip what is not needed in this new phase and what has been out grown and superfluous. The South Node/Saturn conjunction last longer than the actual eclipse. But tomorrows eclipse speeds up the urgency and blocks out the light to allow the purging and releasing to take place, as we make our way to an exciting and contrasting Leo Season ❤️💫🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕💥www.thebrujamix.com
Lunar Eclipse: 17 July in Capricorn 07:38 AEST @ 24°
Mars in Cancer: 17 May – 2nd July (Challenging aspects from 11 June onwards)
Mercury Retrograde: 8th of July (S RX)– 1st of August (Station Direct) 16 August (out of the retrograde degree.)
The Solstice annually marks the beginnings of the Sun’s movements through The Cancer & Capricorn Axis points. Cancer and Capricorn are signs that mark the greatest imbalance of Light and Dark, no matter what sphere you live in. Reflecting the extremes of the light and dark in the physical world as we know it.
Since the ingress of the Moon’s Nodes, the Eclipse points, or Rahu & Ketu into the signs of Cancer and Capricorn (Nov 2018 – July 2020) this axis point has become a more sensitive and accelerated area for growth, and modification. These are points of change and create a deep push pull effect, working through deep and sensitive plot points of one’s life. The Eclipses of 2019 take place in Capricorn and Cancer. Meaning if you have any planets in Cardinal Signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn – you will be more directly affected. Planets in Capricorn or Cancer are directly being moulded, modified or purified. Planets in Libra and Aries are being affected by reverbs of these Cancer and Capricorn symphonic clashes.
Capricorn currently has a longer, slower, deeper and at times invisible story unfolding, with the 15-year transit of Pluto through it sign, creating situations and experience of deep modification to the areas of life, that Capricorn planets or points the sign rules over, in one’s birth chart. Pluto transit’s in duration are the longest and slowest of the Zodiac, as well as being the deepest and at times confronting and arduous. Any planets or points that Pluto hit, are hijacked for plutonic redress.
Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn is halfway through its transit of its home sign, making Saturn especially dignified and strong in its current restructuring and Strength testing, of all that sits in the Capricorn realm. Since December 2017 this has been working in direct connection with Pluto in Capricorn, by first sign and then aspect. It is creeping closer to conjunction in January 2020. Saturn is challenging the strength of ideas and concepts that are being build or trying to come to fruition, through day by day labouring. Pluto and Saturn are industrial purging and structural change agents. Since November 2018, Pluto and Saturn have had Ketu or the South Node join the industrial party. Pluto and Saturn are currently working towards a conjunction in 2020, in Capricorn. The last time this occurred was 1982, at the height of the Cold War, and the rise of Neo Liberalism in Western Government Policy. Saturn Pluto is seen as drastic times of economic change and conflict. More on this cycle in another post.
Ketu or the dragon’s tail is a purging and detoxifying energy. Ketu is pushing for release of things that are not essential or spiritually aligned to the planets or areas of life, its transiting. Ketu is directly affecting the Capricorn, area and placements. Ketu is joining and working with Pluto / Saturn and is creating an intensified experience. The Pluto Saturn and Ketu transits are catalyst of change pushing you to purify the grounds and environments your seeking to master or conquer.
Capricorn experiences are anything that is slow, and an area of life which reaches maturation over a long period of time. Capricorn energy is about things that you believe are solid, and sure footed. This solidity allows for feeding of, and creation of gains and overall reward after sacrifice and hard work. But what Pluto and Ketu are doing is adding 2 almost invisible layers of disruption, testing, to see if these structures are truly aligned with you and your forward momentum to the top of the proverbial mountain. Why climb to the top of a dormant or landslide prone mountain? The current planetary transits are testing this sure footedness. This energy will begin to separate by late October, once Ketu clears from its separation from Saturn.
In the Cancer corner, Cancer the only Cardinal Sign in Water. It is emotional source energy, protected and hidden way by a Crab shell, a tough front, water is hidden away behind strong barriers. Cancer is the opposite sign of Capricorn. Cancer energy is strong, intuitive, protective, nurturing and sweetness fortified by a protective armour. Once it allows you into the sphere, this is when Cancer energy can really be worked with and enjoyed. Cancer like Capricorn is hard yin. Where you have Cancer in your chart, is where, what you most treasure is tucked away, protected from the storms, protecting the source of emotion and intuition. Cancer energy is like a precious spring well, an individual keep hidden away, until trust has been gained, to share the source.
Cancer, has been experiencing Saturn and Pluto from its opposite sign, challenging this protective method. Meaning any planets or areas of life that are in the sign of Cancer have had this constant stress, purification, change, strength testing around its Source energy, for a few years now. The 2020 conjunction will directly affect Cancer planets and points. Putting real pressure on keeping its Water Wells, clean and protected, in the face of constant challenge from its opposing sign Capricorn.
Rahu or The North Node has been transiting Cancer since November 2018. Rahu, like Ketu, they are direct opposites, they operate together, by moving together as constant opposites. Rahu brings a new dynamic to the Cancer Sphere. Where Ketu detox’s or purges, Rahu devours and is hungry, and constantly consumes, like hungry ghost energy. Eclipses were thought to be an animal devouring the Sun, Rahu energy, is the devourer of the Sun and Moon. Rahu has an endless hunger and consumption, without proper ability to digest, or nurture being the bi-product of this endless consumption. Rahu can push you into areas or can provide opportunities to change and evolve, however, Ketu must also be brought into the equation. As they balance each other. Like a good food diet – the Nodes are constantly balancing consumption and processing. Managing their push pull is complex is part of the astrological process of June and July. Rahu and Ketu don’t necessary do this on their own naturally. It is through awareness, that mastery of the Rahu and Ketu can begin.
This June and July, we see Mars and Mercury transit Cancer, acting as triggers and accelerating by applying fast acting pressure to these longer-term transits highlighted above. This is creating the volatile environment of June and July. Mars & Mercury will be putting lots of pressure on to the deeper and darkest corners. June and July have great potential to create tension, explosions or confrontation. There will be challenges and questions about the roads we are currently on, especially around, Status, Family, Ancestry, Rooting, Home and Building for the Future.
Mars is in its Fall in Cancer, Mars and Cancer are not comfortable bed fellows. Mars is fast, aggressive, reactionary, Yang Fire. Cancer is slower, more cautious, protective, Yin Water. Mars entered Cancer on May 17th, but by June 11th we see Mars begin to activate Saturn, Pluto and The Nodes, by opposition and conjunction. Mars is setting the frame work for a very active Solstice period. Mars is very much the aggressor of this situation. Being in its sign of its fall, it doesn’t operate as it should. Mars in Cancer can see explosions of pent up and emotional anger or aggression. Rahu and Ketu can add, a deeper level of repressed emotional trauma or ancestral trauma. Saturn and Pluto – also speak to this concept of clearing out deep emotional trauma leading the way to better foundations or reconciliation.
Mars transiting Cancer,sees a match stick being raised and set. Not allowing Mars to burn off the deadwood, in a wet environment, is where trouble could be caused. This contrary situation (Water and Fire) means Mars WILL find other outlets to do its job, if the steam isn’t let off. The outcome might become more explosive than needed or required. So, if things do heat up, don’t smother them, the aim is to control the fire (like a planned burn off) rather than avoiding the fire, because you wanted to hold on to the dead wood. Mars is tricky this month, work with it.
Mercury will come to play as it enters Cancer on June 5th, Mercury is naturally fast and is a problem solver whose speed and rational brings intellectual smarts to the table. However, Mercury begins to slow down in June and turns Retrograde July 8th, beginning its retrograde cycle in Leo/Cancer. This Mercury retrograde, timed perfectly after Mars’ transit of Cancer, activating all the sticky points of the chart, really speaks to the 3-fold effect which is building around this time frame and the purging and re-visioning of our Capricorn / Cancer axis of our lives. Mercury Retrograde is here to focus down on and deeply integrate the fireworks or steam lead off during the Mars transit in Cancer.
Mercury’s Retrograde adds to this entanglement by slowing down, and stalling where smart ideas or quick intellect would usually over ride to alter a situation. Where Mercury would deliver inspired thought or problem solving, this retrograde will add extra pressure to an already pressurize astrological frame work. Events as they unfold will have the longer-term benefit of the Mercurial trickster, moving over these points for a 3-fold breakdown or chapter developments. But the overall feel of this will be of slow and arduous, for limited immediate resolve, in June & July.
Finally, the 3rd and final act in this triple whammy of faster transitory triggers is the actual Eclipses of the Cancer / Capricorn axis. Eclipses are formed when the Nodal access points (Rahu and Ketu), intercept the orbits of the Sun, Moon and Earth. Creating Eclipses. Eclipses are times of quickening and are turbo charged Full and New Moon Lunations. Eclipse energy is tricky and it’s not a great time for any form of divination, let alone clarity. The Sun and Moon are blocked, unseen forces are at play, Eclipse times are times for rest and letting things play out.
July 2019 has 2 Eclipses, a Solar & Lunar Eclipse. These will be occurring at the New Moon in Cancer & Full Moon in Capricorn. The effects of these eclipses can last until the next non eclipsed lunation or until the next eclipse in this axis series. IF you have any planets in Capricorn or Cancer, aspecting these Eclipses, these Planets will feel the effect more strongly in your chart than if you don’t, have any planets in aspect. Generally, Eclipses are just strange times, and general caution should be applied.
Overall, there is ALOT going on over the next 2 months, with much of it feeding into the larger 2020 astrological story. Eclipse wise June and July will hark back to December 2018 / January 2019. The next 2 months will have a more notable strength to it with the Mars transit of Cancer and the Mercury Retrograde that begins to unfold in July.
The overwhelming story of these transits is to be gentle and commit to processing or going with whatever pops up. Repressing it, fighting it, ignoring it or not confronting it will be hugely problematic under the above astrology, and inflammation likely, due to the Mars in Cancer element. Being active rather than reactive or defensive is a good way of dealing with such conflicting energy. It may feel like it is dragging on, or not developing, but the good news is come August / September, things will be in a much better shape and there will be a much stronger platform to launch from. Just don’t let Mars in Cancer make you, come up a cropper! and be careful of the webs you weave during June & July.
Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity” – Roman philosopher Seneca
9 November 2018 – 3 December 2019 – Jupiter in Sagittarius.
On the 9th of November 2018, Jupiter King of the Gods returns to his home sign of Sagittarius (The Archer), for the first time in 12 years. Jupiter cycles are yearly cycles with a reputation of creating lucky opportunities in the areas of life, that this planet transits in your birth chart.
Jupiter returning home to Sagittarius in 2018, will be the break in the astrological weather we have been working so hard to reach, after universally speaking, a very trying year. Think back to 12 years ago, or 24 years ago to see what happened then, for hints of what could pop up this time around (2006 / 2007 or 1995 / 1996). This is a cycle of optimism and expansion, but even more so, when Jupiter returns home to the sign of its rulership. Jupiter in Sagittarius ! What can go wrong? I mean we are talking the king of the gods here.
So what changes ? Buoyancy, Optimism, Faith, Movement, Travel, Luck, Creativity, Passion and a Willingness to Learn and Understand; suddenly gets bolstered in the Astrological frame-work. 2018’s Yin year has been a VERY internal and different year in comparison to the 2 previous Yang (expansion) years.
2018 has seen a plethora of challenging retrograde’s. Mercury Retrograding in Fire signs who are proficient in accelerating mis-understandings has also creating some pretty fiery reactions / communications in return. Mars was given a bolster by its transit in Capricorn the sign that its strongest in aside from its ruler – Aries. Mars then retrograded in Aquarius, for the first time since 1970, before turning direct on the exact point of its strength 28 degrees of Capricorn. Literally the worst possible time for the Liberals to axe Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (results from that are due in 2019). Mars Retrograde, left most of the rest of us floundering, all this work for no progress or movement forward, or strange left field obstacles coming from nowhere to challenge or block your energy and power. Once Mars went direct – Venus decided to go Retrograde in Scorpio, which is basically all about digging through all the sludge and diving deep into the sewers to unblock the blockages, blockages we really didn’t want to venture down into. Jupiter, our dear friend Jupiter is also in Scorpio amplifying this Venus retrograde by being in Scorpio. And yes here we are…
Jupiter moving in to Sagittarius will be the 3rd planet to be in its sign it Rules, This makes for some powerful and potentially corrective Astrology. Neptune is in Pisces for the first time in 164 years is half way through its transit. Saturn in Capricorn for the first time in 28 years, is in its first quarter of its transit, Now Jupiter is entering Sagittarius for the first time in 12 years, to lift the spirits with a healthy dose of positivity and buoyancy. These are all external / macro / social or societal planets, they are heavy hitters. They take YEARS to move around the birth-chart. They offer big shifts in psychic, situation and circumstances. These planets can alter paths by creating opportunities for change. Pluto the head transformer, is not in its rulership in Capricorn but it is pretty much near exultation in Capricorn, so can be also linked by association. Pluto in Capricorn & Jupiter in Scorpio have been very good transits to help expose the poison.
So what happens when Jupiter hits Sagittarius ? Optimism, Speculation, Faith, Fun, Exuberance, Passion and Enthusiasm, Exapansion. All great key words here, but the key to being successful in a time of Jupiter in Sagittarius, is to be MEASURED. Sometimes this transit can lead to blind optimism, blind faith or an over exertion of enthusiasm ESPECIALLY after difficult or more challenging times. Jupiter loves to celebrate and party and so does the sign of Sagittarius, but the very important measure for the next year is to be MEASURED. Would your bigger decisions hold up in a time of austerity ? Money is very important to watch with Jupiter in Sagittarius, as there is a tendency to be overly jovial and over extend with it, it might come easily, but it is just as likely to go easy as well. Waistlines another thing that are physical manifestations of a Jupiter in Sagittarius cycle, due to its tendency to lead to living life-like an Emperor, 365 day a year.
Jupiter going into Sagittarius IS a wonderful time to expand Travel, Study, Be Social, Interact and get involved in pursuits that interest you ! Learning, Education, Traveling, Positive Mindset, Connecting with Friends and Family as well an increased level of Faith with regards to any of the above are positive manifestations of this Jupiter Cycle. It’s a blessed year of opportunity and positive gains as long as Recklessness doesn’t come into the equation, or overly zealous dogma, as Jupiter is just as likey to expand this along with other manifestations.
Finally its time to celebrate the gains we have made and processed in 2018 ! At the time of this shift, we will also see the Nodes of the Moon move from Leo / Aquarius into Cancer / Capricorn for 18 months. This sees a move in the eclipse cycles and moves the focus of the nodes aka destiny points. Cancer (Home, Mother, Nurture, Ancestors, Family) see the North Node (a pushing forward, a consuming of things that nourish or nurture these themes) while the South Node ( the letting go of and releasing) of theme to do with Status, Power, Position and Acclaim. This Nodal shift also sees more pressure put on this axis which already has Saturn and Pluto transforming and reconstructing Capricorn themes of Power, Status and Government. Jupiter in Sagittarius really is a last gasp of a chance of fresh Philosphy, fresh Passion and Creativity before it moves in Capricorn late 2019, leading us into the very potent time of 2020.
If there is a time to party and celebrate, Jupiter in Sagittarius is it. And Hey ! It’s just in time for Summer in the Southern Hemisphere ! It might feel a bit slow to begin with as Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius for the first 3 weeks, but come December – its time to free yourself from the lessons of 2018, and burn off some steam by becoming passionate and involving yourself in life and all its sweet offerings ! Chances are there will be a nice little surprise along the way to sweeten the ride. For People with Sagittarius Sun, Moon or Ascendant, it’s a fresh new start as Jupiter crosses over these points of their chart. Saturn’s 3 year transit of Dec 2014 – Dec 2017, was an astrological hammering. The hard work, loss of faith and rebuilding from this time, will be clearly seen during this Jupiter in Sagittarius transit, as you turn a new leaf for a new 12 year cycle. Giving Sagittarian’s the one thing that is most important to them, Optimism and Joy for the great things to come.
JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS THROUGH THE SIGNS
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising – Jupiter will transit your First House of Image and How you Present to the world. It’s a new phase, a new cycle, and a new you !
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising – Your Second House of Earned Income, Money and Self Worth will be touched with Jupiter’s optimistic beams. Chances are you will see positive shifts in this area of life, upping your self confidence and your bank balance. Just try not to over spend.
Libra & Libra Rising – The Third House of Communications, will see good fortunes bestowed upon your Communications, both Written and Verbal as well as harmonious relationships with Siblings and Neighbours as you go about this transit. Libra’s love a bit of social and communication harmony, This transit will see these areas of your life bring joy and ease as you make your way through 2019.
Virgo & Virgo Rising – Looking to buy or have some luck around Real Estate, Your Home, Family, Ancestors, Roots and History ? If so Jupiter is here to shine a light into this area of life. Good opportunities can be sort through good preparation, with the magic rule being, Don’t overextend by being overly optimistic on what you can repay once Jupiter leaves Sagittarius.
Leo & Leo Rising – The Fifth House is the natural home of Leo and Jupiter transiting her sees Leo’s finding good opportunities in doing things they love. This involves Creativity, Children, Love and Being the Star of the Show. Things that Leo’s adore and naturally excel at. It is also the classic meeting your dream partner astrology transit.
Cancer & Cancer Risings – The Sixth House is all about Day to Day Routines to do with Health, Food, Work and Activities, Cancers can be a creature of habit and with this transit they can get great benefits from nourishing and tending to their daily routine, bringing joy to their day to-day life.
Gemini & Gemini Rising – The Seventh House is all about Relationships with people, one on one relationships. This is a signature, meeting the right one astrological transit, However with the Seventh House also deals with enemies, it may attract some unwanted admirers, if you are in denial about how your relations with people, this is the transit that might open your eyes. Generally though, Jupiter going through your Seventh House will make for pleasent connections with people, with the possiblity of meeting some who might change your life, in either the home or work front.
Taurus & Taurus Rising – The Eighth House is all about other people’s money, Inheritance, Taxes, Money that comes from a 3rd Party. It is also the house that delves to the mystical depths of the Occult and the Personal Psyche. This is the house opposite your own. With Uranus beginning an 8 years stay in your sign earlier this year, this Jupiter Transit might expand or exaggerate the new ground you are treading on, it might give you a gift of a tax return or inheretance, but it is also changing the way you are at your deepest soul level and how you connect with others and the divine at the deepest level.
Aries & Aries Rising– The Ninth House is about Study, Learning, Higher Education and is the natural home of Sagittarius. So Studying and Travel are very fated or opportunistic activities for this Jupiter Transit. It also bestows blessings around going deep and connecting to a subject that makes your heart sing. It’s about breaking new exploratory ground around a topic. Best way to do it is via higher learning or travelling. Exploring more of the World around you.
Pisces & Pisces Rising – The Tenth House is about Success, Being Noticed, Career, Government and Power, Jupiter expands and gifts wonderful Opportunities. Pisces, it’s finally time to get noticed and reap the rewards. It’s finally time to shine !
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising – The Eleventh House is about Community, Groups and Organisations. This is the House the Aquarius rules, Jupiter in Sagittarius will be giving wonderful opportunities to expand on things that at your fundamental level and principles you were born to enjoy and shine through. Opportunities to really enjoy your natural terrain will bring you deep Joy in 2019.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising– The Twelfth House is the House of Secrets and ones inner most sanctum. Jupiter will be allowing for opportunities to expand this and grow like a Hermet gains there gifts in their Hermit’s Cave. Connecting to Spirit, or Connecting to anything that the secret you enjoys the most, is what this Twelth House Transit offers. Time to sort out & Declutter behind the scenes before you make your Grand Entrance as the Star of the Show in 2020. 2020 is when Jupiter enters your sign, joining Saturn and Pluto. Jupiter in the Twelfth for a year is your rest and prep year, before you step out on to the world stage, as you take control, in what might feel like a perfect storm in 2020.
2018 is a year which sets the tone and introduces a new 3 and 8 year cycle, taking a markedly different approach and vibe to the previous 2 years. As we enter 2018, Saturn has just entered Capricorn for a 3 year stay creating a steady backbone to the hard work, volatility, inwards reflections and disruptions that will begin to reveal themselves in 2018.
The unlikely duo of Taurus and Uranus will finally meet up again after 84 years. They will beginning to reveal how they might tango, this time around; set against a back drop of overlapping planetary retrogrades. This is a much slower and more self-reflective changing of pace.
The past 2 years have had a distinctive Fire flavour to them, creating dynamic change and disruption in signs that feed off such change. Yang energy is now turning inwards in 2018, turning it into a Yin year, doubly reflected with 2018 also being an Earth Dog Chinese Year.
2018 is a year where the major outer planets all move from Fire into Earth signs. Stabilising Saturn into Capricorn and Disruptive Uranus in to Taurus. Like the Australian Bush, for 10s of thousands of years in some would say; in a reliable yet unpredictable way, it regenerated and re-germinates through fire activating the seeds and plants. We now astrologically enter a phase, for these burnt seeds to germinate after being activated over the past 2 fire years. Its time for the earth to swallow them allowing them to grow.
2018 these seeds now take root, nourished by the earth, but like anything that is born out of fire, the path may not always be straight forward. Earth can smother and it can restrict, but it can also keep seeds secure and grounded as these seeds try to take root over the next 3 years. As these freshly earthed seeds begin to take form its time to ask yourself; What is it that you would like to seed and grow over the next 3 years ? What seeds have the past 2 years of fire cracked open ?
When Jupiter moves from Scorpio (water) into Sagittarius (fire) in November 2018, we get that little fire, warming the earth, helping the germination, as Jupiter enters the sign of its rulership for 2019, helping to us to get to the next phase. The sands are shifting and its a great time to work with these shifts. 2018 is the beginning of a major paradigm shift. Both at a macro and micro level. Personal Plans or developments are a 3 year investment, minimum; as we build to 2020. These goals and desires are supported. This is why the energy is coming together now, to be worked with and moulded like clay, or seeded.
Below are the main transits of the year and what they foreshadow for the year ahead, they are to be worked with and kneaded and nurtured. Over time, the scale to which you can build becoming limitless. The only catch, is you gotta turn pro and do the work !
2018 – The Major Transits
Saturn in Capricorn
(All of 2018)
Saturn entered Capricorn in December 2017, Capricorn is Saturn’s ruler and its a 27 year cycle which sees the karmic master coming home. Its coming home to rework the Capricorn area of your birth chart, making it a stronger platform for your personal growth and development. Saturn works by destroying things that aren’t working to create strong structures for you to build from. Saturn is slow and steady and this will be most reliable aspect of 2018. Saturn will give you gravity to withstand any changes, it rewards hard work over longer periods of time.
2018 is the 1st year / phase of a 3 year cycle. Saturn slows things down so don’t be making plans to harvest anything seeded this year until at least 2020. Saturn dares you to think big and think long-term. There is no short-term vision with Saturn in Capricorn, it is teaching us to do the work, do it properly and give credit where credit is due. It’s a pretty straightforward and simple energy, but its slow and restrictive which not everyone likes the flavour of. Things take time.
Saturn in Capricorn is the secure and safe earth that protects the seeds for the future. This is the back bone of the year, don’t fight it, there is too much going on that signifies that Saturn in Capricorn has got this for you. Unfortunately there is no way around. The only way is through, and there in lies the catch.
(March – May & August – September)
The Malefics in Astrology are the planets dubbed unlucky or those bringing mis-fortune. Thankfully Astrology has progressed a lot since this term was thrown around, however, it is interesting to note that Mars, Saturn & Pluto (all planets associated with mis-fortune and hostility) are all in Capricorn for most of 2018, due to the Mars retrograde. Capricorn is the sign that Mars & Saturn are exulted/enhanced or super charged by being in. Capricorn makes these planets empowered, you will be asked to use it !
This doesn’t mean you are going to have a bad year and have mis-fortune fall upon you. What it does mean is that there maybe areas of stress around you or some form of anxiety; if you don’t answer there call to empower yourself, or work hard with any problem solving at hand. There maybe pressure or external forces making things feel harder than what they should be. This isn’t a sign of defeat or failure, this is a call to rise up and meet the challenge head on ! It’s a call to climb above when any issues or tensions arise.
Mars is the giver of Fire & Power, Saturn is the planet of Responsibility & Accountability, Pluto is the planet of transformation & regeneration . These planets will be keying off each other on and off for a lot of 2018. So don’t blow it off, don’t feel defeated because you wanted an easy ride, step up and take the challenge, if you do, you will be rewarded. Where you have Capricorn in your birth chart is where these planets will be effecting you personal life.
Don’t by into others hostility, aggression or any form of negative connection if it transpires. Take the higher road and keep plugging away up that mountain. Never stoop to conquer, no matter how much you might be called to. It will be a challenge to handle this energy with grace, but Capricorn does bring grace to these planets. Just check that you aren’t keying off others who are re-acting rather than working with the energy at hand. Always ask, what am I reacting to ? Where is this hostility coming from ?, acknowledge it and move on, don’t take the bait if it’s coming from muddles or external forces.
17 March – 16 May 2018 is when Mars, Saturn & Pluto all be in Capricorn together, with April being where most of the heat lies, with Mars conjuncting Saturn, then Pluto.
August – September Mars will return to Capricorn due to its Retrograde. August and September might bring back to finally complete or finally reconcile any issues from March – May. Once Mars clears its retrograde from 15th October onwards the dust will begin to settle and the Spartan warrior will be back on track and become high functioning again.
Uranus in Taurus
(15th May – 7th November 2018, then back for 8 years in 2019)
Uranus the planet of Surprise, Innovation, Rebellion, Shock and Change will be entering Taurus a fixed earth sign in May. Returning after 84 years, Uranus enters Taurus from 15th May – November 2018, giving us a taste of what its 8 year transit is going to look like.
Taurus is very slow and predictable, it isn’t one for change and is very happy with its comforts. Uranus coming to the party for 8 years will see Taurus having to negotiate and reconcile how it deals with and works with change, especially when its uninvited.
Uranus will be looking to shake up, revolutionise and change things that are Taurean. Money, Currency, Commodities, Food, The Body, are all areas looking to be revolutionised. The last time Uranus was in Taurus (1934 – 1942), the Great Depression occurred as well as the outbreak of WW2, to give an indication of its potency.
2018 will give us an insight into what Uranus in Taurus may create as a global change agent. It will retrograde back into Aries end of 2018, before settling back into Taurus in 2019. Globally things such as crypto or alternative currencies, changes in commodities and values, lab grown meats, alternative foods becoming more mainstream, 3D printing, alternative food sources, break through in food production and how we nourish our bodies would be the logical areas to be looking at with Uranus in Taurus.
Looking at which House Taurus sits in your birth chart is a great way to look at how it might affect you personally. If you have your Sun or Moon in Taurus, expect the unexpected and be ready to have unexpected changes to areas that you have become too comfortable in being in. Exactly the type of thing that will displease a Taurus the most. Keeping in mind the more you try to hold on to a stagnant area of your life, the harder the transition will be. Uranus, does have its rewards, it innovates to make life better and more streamlined. Taurus’s challenge will be to not be stubborn about it, learning to go with the unexpected flow.
This year, sees all Mercury Retrograde in Fire Signs. 2017 saw the Retrogrades in Fire Signs but spilling back over into its neighbouring sign. 2018, will see Mercury retrograde all contained within the fire sign (with the Sagittarius retro being the only exception) . These are the only major transits of Fire signs, until November 2018.
Interestingly the retrogrades do also spill over into other key transits making them a potent player in the introduction of other transits. They are crossing paths with other planets trying to work there magic.
Mercury Retrogrades during these other planetary shifts might make the experience more internal, creating a more heightened and personal commentary during these key moments of energetic shifts of 2018. Its less happening around you, more happening with in you. These Mercury retrogrades are trying to advance your story, with passionate inner dialogue. This is powerful self talk.
March 23rd – April 15th : Mercury Retrograde in Aries (connects in with Mars in Capricorn April 5th – Personal power)
July 26th – August 19th : Mercury Retrograde in Leo (connects in with a total lunar eclipse in Aquarius conjunct Mars & the South Node – personal talents & personal power, the need to be brave)
November 17th – December 7th : Mercury Retro in Sagittarius (connects in with Venus Retrograde & Jupiter’s ingress into Sagittarius by conjunction on 28th of November – where you want to expand & where you meet Luck & Opportunity)
26th June – 27th August 2018 in Aquarius & Capricorn
Mars retrogrades every 2 years, and Mars retrogrades, like all retrogrades offer opportunities to pause and turn inwards. As Mars is to do with personal power, movement and traction, Mars Retrogrades can be very frustrating times. There can be a real feeling that momentum is lost and that there is a loss of traction or movement. This leads to frustration and a need to vent, which is a potential pit fall of Mars Retrogrades. Once again like Saturn’s transit, patience is required. This is not a time to push forward, or be the aggressor in a situation.
Mars will be retrograde in Aquarius and Capricorn. Mars Retrograde will also be next to the Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius on July 28th. Having a Mars Retrograde next to a Lunar Eclipse and the South Node, signals deep changes to do with personal power, emotional cleansing and the use of your natural talents, talents that don’t necessarily progress you in the way they currently function (South Node). This is heavy reworking of internal structures. It’s the opportunity to do some sacred personal shapeshifting. The results won’t reveal themselves immediately. Patience is once again the key. Its part of the 3 year progress.
Mars Retrograde is a personal reworking of your power, strength and how you wield it. It won’t be immediate but its a very powerful reconfiguration. Mars having its systems upgraded will be more noticeable once it goes direct from October 2018, and moving into 2019.
Those who have Mars retrograde natally in their birth chart, this retrograde will see a time of great movement and action. Why ? because it taps into an aspect in their chart that only gets activated every 2 years. Active retrogrades will activate a natal one if people have it in there chart. It unlocks the energy, allowing those who have it in there chart to really push forward. For those who have Mars Retrograde in your birth chart, it is a time to really take flight and be successful forage ahead in things that empower you.
Mars will go direct at 28 degrees Capricorn. The degree where Mars has most power in the sign it favours. Once this Mars retrograde is over, Mars will be ready to pick up and charge forward with great vigour and strength. Mars, post training is a spartan warrior ready to conquer. The next time Mars Retrogrades in Aquarius will be 2050.
(yes this really is the year of the retrograde)
5th October – 16th November 2018 in Scorpio & Libra
Venus Retrograde, like Mars retrograde, is a turning inwards to re-evaluate your ideals around the planetary theme. This time it is your Venusian ideals. Venus retrogrades looks at relationships, relationships with self, with others, your looks and style, as well as physical (purchased) aesthetics.
Venus retrogrades are traditionally bad times to invest in art, or alter your appearance in any way that can’t be changed back. Why ? because your judgement has been skewed, or you will change your mind post retro phase.
It is also a time to not go chasing after relationships that pop back up or re-enter your life (as it is a thing that DOES happen when Venus is Retrograde). Any relationships that do re-enter, tread carefully. Venus retrogrades are closing chapters, re-evalutaing and times of taking stock, its about rebalancing and closure, not powering forward to conquer.
It is a good time to pamper and be kind to yourself, prioritising your feelings and looking at what is important for you when it comes to relationships with others as well as yourself. Its all playing into this Saturnian idea of consolidating for the future.
Its good to look at past retrogrades in particular for Venus retrogrades as they repeat every 8 years in the same signs. This retrograde cycle is a evolving or a continuation of themes from previous cycles. Its also good to look at how your relationships with self and others has progressed since this time, are you happy with it ? What themes during the previous transits do you think are relevant to you from that time to now ?
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Jupiter in Sagittarius
9th November 2018 for 1 year
Closing the year off, feeling like things have been nothing but hard work and no fun, Jupiter the great Benific, a king of the gods, enters the sign of its rulership, Sagittarius for a year.
After spending most of 2018 in the watery depths of Scorpio, Jupiter will spend most of the year dealing with expansion of things we like to keep under the surface. Scorpio is all about under/otherworldly expressions of the human experience. Jupiter in Scorpio adds to this serious, slow moving and earth / water tone which once again encourages hardwork and patience. This restrictive and muddy current will shift once Jupiter returns home to Sagittarius in November 2018.
Jupiter loves to be the optimist, expand and inflate ideas and situations, which is the completely opposite energy to what Saturn in Capricorn & Jupiter in Scorpio can feel like. So as 2018 closes we have 3 major planets in there signs of rulership (Jupiter in Sagittarius, Saturn in Capricorn & Neptune in Pisces), this sets a very empowering and more optimistic tone for year 2 of the 3 year plan. Planets in the sign of their rulership mean they work at full capacity, they are supporting you at there highest function; but only if you are supporting yourself at your highest capacity.
Jupiter in Sagittarius will be a beautiful reward for all the sacrifices and hard work. Its a repeat or hark back to 12 years earlier. What was happening in 2006 ?what stroke of luck or magic back then really propelled you forward ? This is the energy that will be coming to into play as we enter 2019.
2018 is our introduction to a new and self determined future, its going to be a slow and measured time. However there can be no greater reward than that of Jupiter the King of the Gods and the great benific coming home in to Sagitarius to really sprout the optimism as we draw to the end of 2018, looking back to see how far we have come.
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.
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.
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.
“Saturn comes back around to show you everything, Let’s you choose what you will not see and then Drags you down like a stone or lifts you up again, Spits you out like a child, light and innocent.”Tool – The Grudge
Saturn’s Retrograde back into Scorpio on June 15th until September 2015 is the final stage of a transit that’s left most people emotionally exhausted and rinsed to put it mildly.
Saturn going through the dark depths of Scorpio over the past 2.5 years has seen many break up, downs and through’s in the areas of sex, psychology, external finances and esoteric beliefs.
All the internal gunk we have been trying to avoid finally came spewing forward, the denials were no longer enough to contain it. We have realised through this transit the only way to get rid of this emotional gunk is to go through it and experience it, rather than skirt around it acknowledging it whilst waving thanks “I see you … but just stay over there!”
Saturn is a planet that gives structure by destroying all things that are not hurricane strength to allow deeper foundations to build on. Since this planet has been in Scorpio all things Scorpionic have firmly been in the firing line and Scorpionic things are not necessarily easy or straight-forward.
Saturn entered Scorpio on October 5th 2012 until 23rd December 2014. Think back, what has changed, evolved or moved since then. Anything that has been evolving, changing or completely demolished since then, is what this final blast of Saturn is Scorpio is trying to finally integrate and finalise over the coming months, before pushes off for another 28 – 30 years.
People who have their Sun or personal planets (Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) in Scorpio have been feeling the heat of the this Saturn transit over these planets the most. They would have felt a small reprieve when Saturn went in Sagittarius Dec 23rd 2014 until June this year, however since coming back for its final run, Saturn is considered more potent. The best way to look at transits, is to look at how things unfolded in previous Saturn in Scorpio transits (Globally and Personally). It’s a good indicator about what Saturn in Scorpio is about.
The last time we had Saturn in Scorpio (November 29 1982 – November 1985), the AID’s crisis was in full swing and Safe Sex became the new catch phrase, people’s lives literally became dependant on it. Peoples attitudes towards Sex had to be transformed almost over night. During this current transit we have seen plenty of celebrity sex scandals, with a outing of many predatory figures being convicted of sex crimes. In the 1980s we also saw Capitalism in full swing, mass privatization, suddenly Governments around the world were selling state assets to private buyers changing how we view what is private and what is public Goods and Services. Currently we are still dealing with fall out of the effects of the Global Financial Crisis, the current Greek financial crisis the last blast or culmination of the continued woes for the Euro as well as helping re-evaluating how a United Europe does business. Other people are certainly dictating other people (Greece’s) money. What is decided on for Greece will certainly dictate other similar scenarios in Europe for the near future.
This last phase of Saturn in Scorpio isn’t going to be easy but it will most certainly finish off what it started back in October 2012 and it will hopefully made you re-evaluate how you psychologically do things for the better over the next 28 – 30 years. When Saturn moves into Sagittarius on the 18th of September, there will be a collective sigh of relief but the changes that Saturn brought should allow you to have greater depth, conviction and make you psychologically stronger creating a solid platform to move forward from, with the large sigh of relief and mutterings of “thank god that’s over ! Seriously !”
Saturn in Scorpio through the Sun’s Houses & What is being Zapped
Aries: 8th House of Sex, Psychology and Other People’s Money (Taxes, Inheritance etc)
Has there been a shift in who you choose to engage with (in a deeper emotional level) and have you made any psychological progression in how you process your needs and wants in life ? Has the process of dealing with other people’s money been more complicated with a bigger focus on compliance since 2012 ?
Taurus: 7th House of One on One Relationships with People, Personal and Business.
Could you have found the old irrelevant people have fallen away ? Are you looking at strengthening your one on one relationships with people and how you operate with them ?
Gemini: 6th House of Health and Daily Routines ie: Work and Service to others.
Have you found more blocks in the road, more things to juggle in how you go about your daily life and have you made smarter ways in making these things happen ?
Cancer: 5th House of Creativity, True Loves and Children.
Has there been a reassessment or strengthening of your creative foundations and what you truly love? Has there been a need to create firmer boundaries with any children in your life ? Could you have found that what you thought you loved has changed and morphed into something more solid and clearly definable then pre 2012 ? Are you able to build on this more clearly ?
Leo: 4th House of Home, Ancestors, Roots and History.
Has your home life been more complicated and a struggle ? More barriers and rules or restrictions required to make things work better ? Has there been a change in the dynamic that requires more compliance and commitment to make things stronger and better ?
Virgo: 3rd House of Communication, Technology and Internet.
Have you had to simplify to make communication more effective and stronger ? Is the less is more approach more effective than pre 2012 ? Are all communications now requiring more thought processing before moving forward and stating your ideas, beliefs and concerns for more effectiveness ?
Libra: 2nd House of Personal Money and Self Worth.
So did that unexpected event rattle you enough to make you realise you ARE worth it and the only person who can really make you believe in yourself is YOU ? A bit of personal financial restructuring at the same time should create a “Voila” moment very shortly, if not a good base for you to finally expand on.
Scorpio: 1st House of How you Present yourself to the World and How the World sees YOU !
The complete overhaul of your identity and how you present yourself to the world is almost complete and integrated, Just wait until the pressure is off when Saturn goes into Sagittarius and you will feel it instantly. The hard slog was worth it !
Sagittarius: 12th House of Private Space, The Inner you and Where you go to Retreat and Evolve and Develop.
This has helped prep you for Saturn going into Sagittarius in September when your own personal restructure and development will be there for the world to see, it will just be a work in progress until 2017 ! Don’t let the pressure get to you ! It will be worth it !
Capricorn: 11th House of Friends, Community and Hopes and Wishes.
So has Saturn made you re-evaluate your Friends and Communities giving you a satisfying space to move forward from ? All the deadwood is gone so now it will be time to swim with the dolphin instead of the sharks! Your Hopes and Dreams may have morphed a bit to since 2012 !
Aquarius: 10th House of Career Success, Achievements and Worldly appreciation.
The physiological transformation of what defines Career and Worldly Success is almost complete. There may have been some tough knocks along the way but once you begin to pop out the other side in September you will know that the challenges were all worth it ! It’s a bit like turning Pro the harder way !
Pisces: 9th House of Philosophy, Religion, Travel, Different Cultures and Higher Education.
A bit like Aquarius the knock and the hard stuff will be worth it ! What you have learned from this Psychological churning will help adjust your philosophy as you dive into the next adventure knowing that your foundations and root beliefs both psychologically and philosophically are sound and solid IF you did the work and weren’t to busy helping everyone else out through their trauma’s