August 2015

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August Overview:
Saturn ends retrograde:
August begins with Saturn ending a four-month retrograde cycle. To recap, Saturn changed sign in December, but it only covered four degrees of Sagittarius before it did an about face in the middle of March. In the middle of June, Saturn retrograde dipped back into Scorpio for one last review. It hasn’t backtracked too far into Scorpio either, only the last two degrees of the sign. Even so, Saturn retrograde is quite an effective transit. It is one that challenges the status quo, the formula, our judgement, our authority, our control, our commitment levels, our take on “business as usual”. Saturn retrograde in Scorpio has aimed to expose whatever was necessary for evolution to proceed. During this retrograde time, the Bill Cosby story was again back in the news. This time the manhole cover was ripped off.

The Saturn retrograde cycle is one of refortification and strengthening from within. This works at two levels. The refortification can deliver a hard message that forces you/us to do something about it, or it can affirm that a time is ripe moment has come for new effort and commitment to be put forward. Saturn retrograde in Scorpio can show you where you might have self-sabotaged and/or lost control of your powerbase; where you may have failed to recognize what was necessary for you to see or address. Perhaps it has forced you to face consequences. Most importantly, Saturn retrograde asks you to deal with reality as is it now, not for what could have or should be. Of course, it takes time to figure it out and that’s the gift, the purpose and the process of this and any other retrograde cycle. Saturn retrograde will prompt a reassessment regarding essential priorities, ambitions, and goals.

On August 3, Jupiter in Leo turns a corner with Saturn (the aspect is a last quarter square.) On Aug 3, Venus will do the same, and on Aug 4, it’s Mercury’s turn. It’s the second round for Venus; although she’ll again get down to business with Saturn on Oct 10 both will have changed signs (Venus in Virgo square Saturn in Sagittarius.) Venus conjoins Jupiter on August 4, Mercury conjoins Venus on August 4, and Jupiter on August 7. Also on August 7, Mercury advances into Virgo. On August 8, Mars enters Leo. Expect a lot of action, to say the least! There’s money to be made, talks to have, places to go, things to do, and actions to take. (It’s time the dentist turned himself in!)

Jupiter in Virgo: August 11, 2015 – September 9, 2016
Jupiter spends one year touring a sign. It revisits an area of your chart once every twelve years. Often times, Jupiter transits come with inflated expectations. It is after all, the abundance planet. We may not always get the joy and luck part of the transit, but we always get the “more” part. There’s always a benefit, even if it doesn’t it doesn’t come in a package we desire or recognize.

Jupiter’s one year tour of Virgo, starting August 11, increases our attention on healing, correction, repair, and fixing what needs fixing. Jupiter increases our awareness on the shortfalls, and on the unfinished business. It can be a productive cycle, especially when we get on board with the work and healing that’s necessary. There is always joy and pleasure to be gained in seeing something that’s done and done well. Of course, Jupiter in Virgo can increase the number of people in need, whether it’s through sickness, poverty, or unfortunate circumstances. Jupiter in Virgo can increase our awareness to our flawed concepts of what’s necessary or good. (Geez, isn’t it long overdue for the US to do something about their gun laws?) To the plus, Jupiter in Virgo can see positive growth take place in areas such alternative healing and energy. Let us hope Jupiter in Virgo brings hunting wildlife for a sport to an end. Likely the transit will see the new pot industry flourish. Jupiter in Virgo also increases attention on animals, pets, livestock, aquatic life, etc. (Have you heard of the new business wave “petting cafe”? If you can’t own a cat, you can spend time with one while you enjoy your java.)

Jupiter’s advance into Virgo is noteworthy for one more reason. From August 11 to 15, Jupiter will align with fixed star Regulus, the royal star. When Venus hit this degree last month, NASA announced they had discovered a cousin planet to Earth. It’s an incredible first, and there are likely many more incredible firsts to come. On a tragic note, Virgo is the sign we attribute to animals and during this Jupiter/Regulus alignment, King Cecil, the treasure of Zimbabwe, was murdered for sport. (Cecil’s death has served/can serve a great purpose. We the collective have showed up for this one. Let us hope that the public outrage creates some effective outcome. We also have something to learn. It is time for us to also look at how quickly we reach for hatred, violence, and murder as the go-to remedy.) (On another note, did you know 24 mass murders have occurred in the USA since Obama was elected in 2008?)

Watch August 11 to 15 for something special to happen either out there in world, within your own world, or within your mind’s eye. (By the way, Mercury hits 0 Virgo on August 7, and the sun enters Virgo on August 23.) If nothing special happens, keep watching. It may take time to gain notice.

Venus begins a new 18 month cycle:
On August 15, Venus retrograde meets with the sun. This is the midpoint of the retrograde cycle and marks Venus’ transition from evening to morning star. We won’t see her for another week. Look for Venus rising in the morning around Aug 22.

Venus/Mars, August 31 – November 2; potency into play:
Venus begins a new create-it cycle on August 15, but Venus and Mars still have some staging or completion to do. They’ll meet on August 31 for the second of three times in 2015. Each time they conjoin, it’s in a different sign. Back in February, Venus and Mars met in Aries. Call it a fire stoking cycle. Perhaps its one that burned a bridge for you too. On August 31, Mars in Leo overtakes Venus retrograde, setting creative potential into fuller steam ahead. We’ll certainly see evidence of this in Canada as the political campaigning hits overdrive on the countdown to October’s federal election.

Read more on Venus: http://rosemarcus.com/astrolink/venus-in-leo-june-5-to-october-8-more/

Aug 14: New Moon: 7:53 am (21 Leo 31)
Aug 29: Full Moon: 11:35 am (6 Pisces 06)

Aug 1: Saturn stations direct: 10:53 pm
Aug 3: Pallas ends retrograde: 4:36 am (11 Sagittarius 39)
Aug 3: Ceres retrograde revisits Capricorn: 4:13 pm
Aug 7: Mercury enters Virgo: 12:15 pm
Aug 8: Mars enters Leo: 4:33 pm
Aug 11: Jupiter into Virgo: 4:13 am
Aug 11: Vesta stations retrograde: 11:05 pm (13Aries 24)
Aug 23: Sun into Virgo 3:38 am
Aug 27: Mercury into Libra: 8:45 am
**All times listed are PDT, please check your local listing

Dates to watch: Aug 1, 3 – 8, 11-15, 19, 21, 26, 27, 29, 31

ARIES (March 21- April 19)
With Saturn now back on track, you’ll finally get there too. The first eight days of the month sets a number of planetary building blocks into place. Each day there a productive transit to work with.

Mars tenants Leo from August 8 through Sept 24. It’s one of your best Mars transits. In addition to feeling physically energized, it’s also a mobilizing time for creative pursuits and for putting heart’s desire into action. Mars in Leo puts the best of you on show, so don’t hesitate to play it up. This is also a take the ball and run with it transit. Your popularity is on the rise. Looking for love or to make your mark professionally? You are in stellar favour. Someone special can be an attention getter (perhaps it them, perhaps it’s you.) Mars and Venus join forces at the end of August, setting potent wheels in motion through the start of November.

As of August 15, Venus completes an eighteen month reconcile-with-reality cycle, and starts a new actualizing chapter. It is one that puts you back in the driver’s seat. If you’ve lost yourself somewhere along the way, this Venus cycle will help you to regain your own creative centre. If you have been doing okay so far, this cycle is one of taking a good thing and making it better yet.

Jupiter leaves Leo for Virgo on August 11. This puts self improvement, health, work, education upgrades, or a personal project on the roll-up-your-sleeve roster. It’s time to switch from thinking, wishing, or projecting, and onto the do-it program. Expect to keep busy!

TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
How you feel, your next steps, where you find yourself; – although it’s been in the works for awhile, a lot can change in a short span of time. Over this first week, Saturn turns direct and also works through several checkpoints – with Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Mercury. By the end of the week, by the middle of the month, and through the end of the month, you are likely to find yourself in a much different place than you began.

Mars in Leo begins a new living with yourself chapter. Jupiter in Virgo helps you to make improvement where it does you the most good. This is one of your best Jupiter cycles, so know that your efforts can deliver great than usual reward. The new Venus cycle on August 15 and the Venus/Mars chapter launching August 31 the start of November also set the dial on onward and upward. Take a risk on bettering your best. Optimum dates to take charge and make it happen: August 2, 4 – 6, 10, 15, 19, 25, and 26.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Fresh on the heels of a full moon, August begins with right time, right place, ready-set- go. Aug 2, 4, and 9 are particularly easy to take. The end of Saturn retrograde will serve to make you sharper on the ball, to increase your effectiveness and productivity. It puts you on an upswing with work, health matters, and personal goals.

Mars in Leo and the new Venus cycle starting on Aug 15 will help you to convey and communicate in a way that brings you more notice. Yes, it’s what you know and who you know too. Successful connections and inroads can be made with folks who can make you look good and/or bring you benefit. Both these transits are favourable for negotiations, buying, selling, studies or creative projects. Work with an agent seek the advice of professional; sign up for courses. These transits upgrade your physical activity and well being and they can keep you active socially too. A special friendship can grow in importance. For some, it’s about profitability, for others, it’s about seeing friendships and community bonds grow. For still others, it’s a journey of friends and lovers, friends to lovers, or lovers to friends.

Jupiter’s one year tour of Virgo, starting August 11, keeps home matters and family life in the busy lane. Whether it’s to do with health or some other personal necessity, more is required of you. The goal is definitely worth the effort and you know it all too well. Perhaps a new address is in the works? Jupiter in Virgo is an appropriate transit for upgrades of all kinds: business expansion, working to increasing your income through rentals, products, or taking on more work; for renovation projects of all kinds (including attitude.) Jupiter in Virgo prompts you to get smart about your money; it’s time to make your money work for you rather than the other way around.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Whether it’s a vacation or something more, the start of August is good for a battery recharge. It’s also good for reinventing yourself, financially, personally or relationship-wise. Even if you are on a revisit, you can find yourself moving into uncharted territory. Although significant expense or investment is in the mix, make the most of it over this first week while the stars keep it going strong. You have plenty to gain.

As of August 8, Mars leaves Cancer to begin a seven week tour of Leo. This transit, along with Venus retrograde and the shorter transit of the sun creates a fertile backdrop for self discovery, for creative endeavour, and financial gain. Jupiter in Virgo, starting August 11 is also a positive growth cycle. In the short term and over the coming year, you are going to learn a lot more about your self and your capacities. It’s an ideal time to develop a new talent or skill set. For some, the new Venus eighteen-month transit can bring someone special into your life. They could be a lover, a child, one who helps you to better your best, or perhaps even a beloved pet.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
The start of August pushes your refresh button in some significant, perhaps striking way. Time off or away is great. On the other hand, if you’ve been delayed or waylaid, the first half of the month is optimal for sorting out what’s necessary. The first five days or so of the month can be especially productive. August 4 can bring all good things thanks to Venus conjunct Jupiter in Leo. Indulge, enjoy, treat yourself or another.

Venus retrograde is already well underway. As of August 8, action planet Mars in Leo hits go. Enthusiasm, passion, and confidence looks good on you. Ready to take it on? For the next seven weeks, you’re hot stuff. Mars keeps you physically and emotionally boosted. It sharpens your instincts too.

Jupiter leaves Leo for Virgo on August 11, but don’t look at it as a loss. It is a gain. Jupiter in Virgo helps you to get onto task in some major way. Yes, there’s more to work out or more effort required, but Jupiter’s influence will help you to be more resourceful. You’ll now tap from your under-utilized resources.

The new Venus cycle starting August 15 is an auspicious one, especially so if you are born on that date, or the couple of days around it. It marks your year ahead for something special. Someone special could make an entrance (or exit) too. Watch the middle or end of September, middle or end of October and/or Christmas for further development. The trigger points also continue through the first half of 2016.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
After two weeks in your sign, Venus retrograde has just taken an exit and returned back to Leo land. She won’t get back to you until the middle of October, but out of sight is still just as potent as if she were up front and center. In fact, whether you are conscious of it or not, the temporary dip into Virgo has been quite informing. Your soul has been doing a lot of information gathering. Consider the rest of Venus retrograde as a processing and acclimatizing time. Saturn direct on August 1 gets the ball rolling. Everyday from August 2 through 8 holds a significant planetary aspect. You’ll be better able to move past, rise above, recoup, and to fast track too. Isn’t it amazing how big/dramatic the turnaround is? You’ll make great gains now, especially so thanks to the advances of Mercury (August 7) and Jupiter (August 11) into Virgo. Look to both planets to fast track you. You have been gifted with a fresh start. Embrace it fully.

Starting August 15 for the next eighteen months, Venus puts the spotlight on all of your ultimate ambitions and goals; on all of the things and people who matter to you most. What does success and happiness look like to you? If you don’t have an answer for that yet, allow Jupiter in Virgo to track it down and/or to introduce you to your best options. Even though you are inventing it as you stumble along, know your soul has already chosen the program guideline. Keep putting right foot in front of left. You can help but meet up with your future.

LIBRA (Sept 22-Oct 22)
On the heels of a full moon in Aquarius, the end of Saturn retrograde, and Venus on a return visit to Leo, August wastes no time getting you back into full swing, especially so August 2 to 4. Mars into Leo, starting August 8, adds more vitality to projects, ambitions and involvements – in other words, whatever you already have on the go. It’s a great boost to income prospects, your confidence level, your social or love life. Mars also sparks new interests, projects, and goals.

Jupiter’s one year tour of Virgo, starting August 11, takes you through a stage setting cycle. It is a time to explore potentials, to stage, complete, transition, or let it incubate. By this time next year, Jupiter will advance into Libra to hit full go on your next growth chapter.

Overlapping Jupiter’s cycle, Venus begins a new eighteen month actualizing cycle on August 15. To do with matters of the heart, career, material gain, justice, or social cause, this Venus cycle is one that can redirect the course of your future in some outstanding way. A special someone can enter, exit, or act as a catalyst. It is a luck and opportunity cycle and it’s up to you to make the most of it. Your best Venus dates of the month: August 4, 19, 26. August 31 through the start of November is a time of great karmic potency.

SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
Saturn ends retrograde in Scorpio on August 1 and will continue in your sign through mid September. You’ll feel this transit more strongly if your birthday is at the tail end of Scorpio or if you have planets situated at the very last degrees of the sign. Having said that, we have all felt the reach of this transit. Saturn always draws attention to priorities, responsibilities and such. It is about taking yourself, your ambitions and your life circumstances seriously. It’s also about putting serious effort into the things and people who matter the most. While Saturn is now direct, Venus is still retrograde. Venus retrograde in Leo prompts a reassessment of career goals, material responsibilities, and achievements to date. As you look back, you’ll have to admit, so far so good. You’ve done well with what you had to work with/to face. (No matter how it’s played out for you, you’ll have to appreciate this fact.) It’s time to take that good thing and make it better yet. Venus helps you to be seen in the best possible light. Mars keeps you ambitious for recognition, respect, status and reward. Professionally and personally, it is a key time to show off what you can do, so by all means, aim to be an attention-getter.

The new eighteen month Venus cycle, starting August 15, and the Venus/Mars cycle that spans August 31 to Nov 2, schedules your date with destiny. What is meant to be will be. Whether you are conscious of it or not, the project is already well under way.

Jupiter’s advance into Virgo on August 11 gives you a lot more to work with and toward. More complexity or social involvement is also part of the mix.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22~Dec21)
You should feel stoked and ready to hit it. August gains a good jumpstart from the recent full moon, Saturn direct, and a batch of productive planetary alignments covering the first eight days of the month.

After a short dip into Virgo, Venus has returned to Leo where she’ll finish out the retrograde on September 6. You’ll continue to receive benefit from Venus in Leo through October 8 and also you’ll gain an added wingspan from Mars in Leo, August 8 to September 24. Both are opportunity transits. They keep you moving toward the bright light called your future. On the short term, they are great for travel, vacationing, and for scouting around. If you are interested in relocating for better opportunities, don’t hesitate to set wheels in motion.

Jupiter in Virgo, starting August 8 brings you to a transition point of significance. You are working your way to end of a twelve year cycle, while at the same time a new foundation is being laid. This new life chapter pertains to your outer world reality base, i.e. – your career, your material or parenting responsibilities, karmic contracts, etc. Your lifestyle, the way you have legitimized yourself, your needs, the way you’ve organized and explained your reality is now shifting gears. Things that mattered to you in the past may be diminishing while new priorities, needs, and goals overtake you. Call it progress; call it evolution.

August 15 and Aug 31 through November 2, Venus and Mars are opportune and stage setting. Both begin a new living with yourself chapter. They are also opportune for legal, publishing, performing, or educational pursuits, for marketing and for getting acquainted with a new lifestyle or a special someone.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 ~ Jan 19)
Added spending can be part of the mix but you won’t mind it when it is something you want, love, or when it makes life go easier on you. The end of Saturn retrograde can remove a doubt, question mark, hesitation, or a wait. Too, it can take the brakes off a major decision or end a project, trial run, or contract term, etc.

Consider August 1 through 8 as a work in progress. It is a very productive week when you can pack in a lot; when you can knock down and/or surpass and/or build something of substance. Saturn receives several planets one right after the other – Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, and Mars. If that doesn’t move you along, there’s group two – Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, and Uranus coordinating it for you.

August 7, Mercury moves into Virgo, August 8, Mars enters Leo and August 11 Jupiter begins its one year tour of Virgo. Again, that’s covering a lot in a short span of time. Mercury and Jupiter in Virgo are complimentary to your sign. They help you to stay well focused, organized and on top of what’s necessary. They make you a quick learner, and they set an opportune stage for upgrades of all kinds. Too, they give you a better sense of the best direction to head in, and/or how things are shaping up.

Mars in Leo is a confidence builder. It is one that keeps you feisty and passionate, and also puts “I deserve” to the top of the must have list. Where there is a will, there is a way.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 ~ Feb 18)
August begins on the heels of a full moon in Aquarius, Venus retrograde on a revisit of Leo, and the end of Saturn retrograde. Add to this Jupiter (August 2) and Venus (August 4) both turning a corner with Saturn, and surely there’s progress. So many planets in Leo create more self awareness. It’s as if you are watching yourself in action. How you are showing up for yourself and what you get when you interface with the world around you? Venus retrograde and Mars in Leo, (starting August 8) keep the attention on getting more pleasure, joy, reward, and love. Venus also put an added spotlight on the special people of your life. You can share in their successes and vice versa. Perhaps there’s something special to celebrate. Of course, given the time of year, a vacation is ideal. If you can’t get away, upgrade on pleasure right where you are.

Mars in Leo also revs up your social life. It can bring someone or something new into your life. Of course, it can also put the attention on the competition. Although you may not like it, competition isn’t always a bad thing, especially if it helps you to up your game.

Jupiter’s one year tour through Virgo, starting August 11 turns your attention to cleaning up your finances. It can also put you to work to clean up a relationship issue, or to tend to a health or legal matter. At a deeper level, this transit can draw your attention to a hole or a gap, or a lack. The transit is a process, and it is meant to help you find that missing it. First of course, you have to recognize that it is actually missing.

PISCES (Feb 19 ~ March 20)
Aug 1 and 2, you’re hot stuff. The Pisces moon, Saturn direct and Mercury’s trine to Uranus keeps you motoring in the fast lane. The fast track continues August 3, 4. In fact, the whole week keeps it moving along too.

Venus has just dipped back into Leo and Mars advances into this sign on August 8. Both keep you focused on topping it up, on bettering your best, and on getting as much as you can out of the here and now. Both transits are good for making health and wealth improvements. If it falls into the good-for-you category, know you’ll get better than average returns on it. Under these two transits, more satisfying solutions, fixes, and results can be gained.

Jupiter in Virgo, starting August 11 increases the focus on your social world, on marketing matters and key relationships. If there are shortfalls or pitfalls, Jupiter in Virgo will make them more obvious. Progressively you’ll learn what works and what doesn’t. Perhaps you’ll decide that you can’t or don’t want to hold up your end of the bargain. To the plus, Jupiter’s transit can help you to upgrade your communication skills, which of course serves you in countless ways. Career or relationship wise, Jupiter in Virgo aims to provide you with a better sense of direction. This transit is also great for developing a specialty, for public service, for working with a mentor, coach, or professional advisor. It is also a transit that favours contract upgrades, (actual and karmic.)

Venus in Leo, June 5 to October 8 (& more)

Venus in Leo, June 6 to October 8, 2015

Venus is usually a fast mover through the signs, but due to her retrograde cycle, July 25 to September 6, 2015 we will have four months to develop a fresh rapport with the net-worth, self-worth planet through the Leo lens.

As the planet of money, assets, and resources, Venus is of significant influence regarding our material wellbeing. Depending on how the Venus transit moves through your chart, money can flow, or it can go.

As one half of the relationship duo, the Venus transit marks the next four months as a critical move-it-forward time regarding a specific relationship or few. The experience can occur at the social, one-on-one, and/or self-to-self levels. It is certainly a critical time for Greece and its relationship to its creditors.

As the planet of pre-existing needs and desires, the Venus transit sets us up for a karmic recall/re-examination of significance. As the planet of inner magnetism, attraction, and pheromones, Venus will now transmit a more dynamic invitation.

Through Venus, we tune in and we evaluate. That which we identify as valuable and meaningful establishes our inner vibration or energy field. This sourcing from within establishes our inner resonance and correspondingly, our outer magnetic and attractive energy field. The next several months will take us through a significant calling forth chapter in terms of our evaluations, our survival issues and needs.

What do you want, what do you need? We will now work our way through a four month acceleration track. Venus is a personal planet, but it is also pertinent to the social and collective experience. Greece’s financial predicament has been long in the works. It is a long overdue time for the USA to re-evaluate their gun laws. It is also a long over-due time for Canada to re-evaluate their political representatives. Campaigning is already underway for Canada’s federal fall election. The start of Venus in Leo has also put Donald Trump out on full show. Through mid November, Venus is also the ruler of the transiting north node, (one half of the karmic axis). This status also loans Venus’ activation greater potency.

Leo is a creator archetype. When Venus tenants Leo, the inner light of desire shines more brightly. We become more conscious of our wants and desires. We will seek to create, attain, and/or sustain that which now speaks to our heart in a more dynamic way. Venus in Leo is not satisfied with simply surviving. The impetuous is directed toward thrive, toward gaining more joy, pleasure, reward, love, and acknowledgment. Along with our increased sense of desire and deserving of all good things, Venus in Leo stokes the fire with added confidence, enthusiasm, optimism, and creative instinct.

Venus in Leo dishes up a good time to renew our love affair with self and with life. If you don’t have enough of the good stuff, this transit will prompt you to an inner search and retrieve. It will set the wheels in motion to awaken your sense of I deserve, which in turn launches the create-it process. When your sense of deserving is well-centered, a more fruitful stage is set for the calling forth of reward.

 

Venus is working its way through several levels/transits at the same time:

Through August 15, Venus completes the eighteen month manifesting and reality check cycle it began in January of 2014.

Starting August 14, Venus/Sun begins a fertile new eighteen month raising- consciousness/personal re-centering, and creative actualization cycle.

Aug 31 to November 2, Venus/Mars balsamic phase. (a culminating, seeding, and unlocking of potentials, cycle.)

  1. Venus/Jupiter conjunction: July 1, Canada Day; August 4; Oct 25.

– On July 1 and August 4, Venus conjoins Jupiter in Leo.  On Oct 25, they’ll meet in Virgo.

  1. Venus/Uranus trine: June 28, Aug 19, Sept 22.  (Venus in Leo, Uranus in Aries)
  1. Venus/Saturn square: July 13, Aug 5, Oct 10.

– On July 13 and Aug 5, Venus is in Leo, Saturn is in Scorpio. On Oct 10, Venus is in Virgo, Saturn is in Sagittarius

4. Venus/Mars conjunction: Aug 31 (Leo); Nov 2 (Virgo)

-Aug 31 to November 2, Venus is in balsamic phase to Mars (culminating; seeding; unlocking potentials)

Venus/Jupiter; Venus/Uranus; Venus/Saturn:

Although Venus is usually a fleeting transit, the aforementioned dates are imprint triggers for the bigger picture cycle. They mark when Venus/Jupiter (mobilizing) and Venus/Uranus (awakening), and Venus/Saturn (re-structuring, crystallizing) are at peak, but the opportunity they offer continues to stay highly activated through the next several months. When Venus and Jupiter are aligned, the future shapes up in some recognizable way. Intuition and desire speaks its truth more boldly; hopefulness and optimism increases. We can go further, shoot higher, and gain more. Venus/Jupiter is self educating. When Venus and Uranus align, they set a trend and/or accelerate a breakthrough. They can introduce a fresh perspective. They make us more inclined to take a risk, to consider an alternative, a new lifestyle, or a radical change. They awaken fresh opportunity, new friendships, passions, capacities, or love interests. When Venus and Saturn turn a corner, priorities shift, realities prove themselves, and significant paving stones are set in place.

Since April, Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries have continued to stay engaged by a trine aspect. This alignment is one of the major influences that have kept the social and political activation going the recent months. The last of three exact trine alignments between Jupiter and Uranus occurs June 22, but the duo will keep the spark lit through July and into the start of August.

Venus in Virgo, July 25 to 31, 2015:

While the Greek financial drama unfolds, and money markets react, here in Canada, the number crunchers tell us we are already in a recession. It is largely blamed on falling oil prices.

As of July 18, Venus enters Virgo. She will turn retrograde in this sign on July 25; by July 30, she will back into Leo again. When a planet begins (or ends) a retrograde cycle, it moves slower than it normally would. For this reason, Venus will stay at 0 Virgo for 12 days. This suggests that we are at an information gathering phase of a significant correction, improve it, or healing cycle.

Virgo is a purification archetype. It suggests that there is important clearing work to do inwardly and outwardly, that a purging or elimination process is underway. It is one that will now claim more of our active attention, this in order to accelerate our learning and growth.

As a service archetype, Virgo facilitates our personal and our collective need. As an outer influence, it is a suggestion that each in our own ways, we must serve the greater good. We are all contributors to the collective evolution.

Lastly, Virgo is also a crises-generating and a humbling archetype. Certainly our needs are growing. Certainly there is a strain on our resources, and also on those who serve and protect us too. Crisis serves as a vehicle for growth. Firstly, it serves to raise consciousness. Secondly, it prompts action that we might not undertake without being forced or backed into a corner. As is so typical of human nature, when offered a choice, we are often complacent or even lazy about putting effort forward, but when push comes to shove, we are sure to fight harder for what we need. If Venus in Leo has created over-confidence, Venus at station in Virgo can bring a reality check. On the other hand, if something good or worthwhile has been created, Venus in Virgo gives us the opportunity to make use of it, to benefit from it.

Note also that the fixed star Regulus, the royal star, now sits at 0 Virgo and that Mercury, ruler of Virgo, is quite active in the week or so leading up to Venus retrograde. The second half of July 2015 is likely to be an amped up time for money, relationships and survival matters. Before we can get onto an improvement track, we can meet with further complication, challenge, crisis, or breakdown. We can feel victimized, at a loss, or find ourselves without sufficient tools or avenues. What’s at stake is precious to us, (relationships, career, material/financial, mortality.) It may even prove to be an epic time for losses, defeats, hard-won victories, and gains. Special folk and newsmakers will get our attention while Venus retrogrades in Leo.

The presence of a royal star raises the potential for success, especially so when intention and action taking is directed toward the greater good.

Venus retrograde July 25 to Sept 6 (0 Virgo to 14 Leo);

Uranus retrograde July 26 to December25 (20 Aries to 16 Aries):

Venus stations retrograde on July 25. Typically, the start of Venus retrograde can produce a stall out but just one hour later on this same day, Mars in Cancer squares Uranus. As a stimulant or ignition influence, this transit is sure to get something extra or unexpected cooking. Note also that Uranus is stationing in preparation to turn retrograde which is does very early on July 26 (3:38 am PDT.) When Uranus turns retrograde, it will target something specific. Mars is also facilitated by a trine to Chiron in Pisces, it keeps us attuned and driven; the combination is opportune for a much needed release or unwind. It is also an exposing combination.

On the bigger picture/soul front, Both Venus and Uranus in retrograde motion have chosen a specific agenda for this moment along our evolutionary timeline. Both transits set up a karmic replay and/or fruition cycle. Venus magnetizes and attracts the circumstances, resources, and relationships that we consider of value and necessity. Aiming for liberation, enlightenment, and acceleration, Uranus awakens our cellular memory. Chiron in Pisces provides access to the issues, healing, and potentials that our soul has chosen to bring to the forefront. Putting the soul’s will into action, instinctual Mars creates the experiential track that will allow for new exploration, growth, and learning.

Venus transitions from evening to morning star:

While Venus is in retrograde, she is in her closest proximity to the earth. During the retrograde period, she will seem to disappear while she transitions from an evening star to a morning star. This will occur on August 15, when Venus retrograde makes an inferior conjunction with the sun, but we won’t be able to see Venus as a morning star for about another week (look for Venus in the morning sky starting on Aug 20.) An inferior conjunction occurs when, from our earth view, Venus lines up between the earth and the sun (Earth, Venus, Sun). At the superior conjunction which occurs nine months later, the sun is situated between the earth and Venus (Earth, Sun, Venus).

Venus New Phase Aug 15, 2015:

August 15 marks the beginning of a new 18 month Venus cycle. It can be particularly significant launch time if you are born on August 15, or the few days around it. This new cycle is accompanied by a sense that there’s something special to do, someplace special to be, or someone special to meet on the road ahead. You can also feel a particularly strong sense of destiny in the making if 22 degrees of Leo or if 0 degrees Virgo is a feature of your chart. Regardless, we’ll all feel that sense of being poised at a brink of something major.

When Venus reappears/rises with the sun, she’s moving faster. She’s ready for action; she’s ready to express herself. The ancients considered morning Venus as the warrior goddess and often launched their battles at the helical rising in order to increase their chances for success. Of course we need to give a new cycle a margin of time before we can see how its shaping up. Look to end of August, the end of Venus retrograde on September 6, and the months of September/October as a key development and informing time. By October 26, Venus will be at its maximum western elongation. This is when the sun and Venus are as far apart as they can get. (Venus and the sun are never more than 48 degrees apart.) It marks another staging and/or ripening time of great potency and illumination. Where-ever we are, you’ll find yourself more fully/deeply immersed. Regarding the karmic nature of circumstances, the second half of October through the start of November may prove to be a cut-to-the-chase or a springboard time. It is certainly a destiny in the making time for politics in Canada. Although it is not officially announced as of this writing, it is widely assumed we’ll go to the voting polls on October 19.

The Venus/Mars Cycle:

2015 is an activation year for accelerated relationship development – me to me, me to you, me to us. While Venus tours retrograde, the transit prompts us to look inward, to become more conscious of our inner dialogue. It is our inner psychology, our relationship to self that sets up our magnetic attraction field. While Venus is in retrograde and Mars direct, circumstances prompt an intensification of this inner examination. It also facilitates the necessary internal adjustment.

On August 31, Venus retrograde conjoins Mars for the second of three meet-ups in 2015. The first was February 21 in Aries which launched an exploration and confront self cycle. The next will happen on November 2 in Virgo; this launches a work-in-progress, healing and repair, or crisis-as-a-springboard cycle. From August 31, to November 2, Venus travels in balsamic phase to Mars. This is a very potent staging and completion phase. Mars fuels our newly evolving desires. Attractor Venus is in a fertile/creative spurt from August 31 to October 8/9. She’s particularly potent, in fact at her greatest call-it-forth/put it into action phase during this leg of the journey. Canadians will certainly see the effects of Venus and Venus/Mars as the federal political campaigning hits full force. By October 8, Venus will finally regain Virgo.

By October 9, the next Mercury retrograde will complete. The final Mercury retrograde of the year occurs in Libra, a Venus ruled sign, from Sept 17 to Oct 9. The Mercury transit is also of significant influence in the karmic play-out of key circumstances with key people.

Here again is a list of the peak Venus dates to watch:

Venus in Leo:  June 5 to July 18; Aug 1 to Oct 8

Venus in Virgo: July 18 to Aug 1; Oct 8 to Nov 8

Venus retrograde: July 25 to Sept 6:(starts at 0 Virgo; ends retrograde at 14 Leo)

 

Venus/sun new phase: Aug 15

Venus conjunct Mars: Aug 31 (Leo); Nov 2 (Virgo)

Venus conjunct Jupiter: July 1; Aug 4; Oct 25

Venus square Saturn: July 13, Aug 5: Oct 10

Venus trine Uranus: June 28: Aug 19; Sept 22;

To summarize, we are heading into a key evaluation and move-along time for relationships, finances, survival matters, lifestyle changes, personal and soul growth. We will continue in the thick of this peak karmic replay and destiny making cycle through the start of November. It is a ripe/opportune time to question yourself and the direction of your future. Do you feel happy? Loved? Acknowledged? Are you thriving or simply surviving? Are you making needless sacrifices in order to keep going? Is your passion alive and well? If you want more, what are you willing to do, how far are you willing to go to make it happen for yourself?

 

 

Pluto in Capricorn

Pluto in Capricorn – The Ending of an Era, by Rose Marcus, written July 2011

(Supplement for: Pluto 2, The Evolution of Relationship, Jeffrey Wolf Green – published in Dutch by Uitgeverij Hajefa, Zoetermeer: www.hajefa.nl )

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PLUTO IN CAPRICORN – THE ENDING OF AN ERA:

Just as the rock that forms over great lengths of time, by the time the evolutionary journey has advanced to Capricorn’s third quarter position around the zodiacal wheel, the conditioning patterns and the realities it has created have crystallized to such a degree that consciousness is primarily resistant and largely impenetrable. At this latter stage of the twelve-fold cycle, preservation is paramount for the Capricorn archetype. Considering that which has been established has required great labor over a great length of time, Capricorn will place substantial value (angularity to Libra) onto what it has built, and therefore it is heavily invested in maintaining itself. Keep in mind that all cardinal archetypes are instigating. Their industry is always mobilizing with fresh force. Because this is so, the drive to secure and maintain is always fuelled by new energy. So too is the conflict of insecurity, a drive that is kept alive by Capricorn’s polarity, cardinal Cancer. The threat of losing control is ever inciting to the Capricorn consciousness. This forms the root-cause behind Capricorn’s anxiousness to maintain the status quo and to resist change. This keeps a fear-based energy-charge active.

To lose control is to enter into the realm of chaos. It is a threatening prospect that Capricorn fears yet unconsciously desires. Why? Capricorn’s intrinsic wisdom senses that a dive into the primal waters of chaos will return consciousness to its natural, unregulated state; this is where the breeding ground for new “life” is found.

When the cardinal Capricorn archetype is animated by transit, a new level of preservation is ignited, which results in intensified action directed to re-secure control. Capricorn’s first impulse is to resist, mistrust, or reject anything new. New initiatives (instigated by the angularity of Aries creative impulse) can be initially assessed as confronting, threatening, and even hostile to the structures and status quo that have been previously established.

The natural friction between Pluto’s transformative process and Capricorn’s barricading impulse facilitates an energy exchange between the two, and productively so, as is the creative nature and purpose of the sextile angle. Both Scorpio and Capricorn are mistrustful, self-regulating, self repressing, and control-oriented archetypes. When combined, the propensity for resistance, suspicion, and power-play agendas can double.

Self-preserving, fear-based, and resistant Capricorn is prone to the employment of lock-down remedies that will recycle and prolong struggle. The result leads to added suffering, loss, and depletion that perpetuates more “death”, rather than create fresh life.

When consciousness is turned inward on itself (yin), it can unleash the depressed, repressed, denigrated, devalued, trapped, inhibited, grief stricken, hard done by, long suffering, or persecuted victim. The result of such self-infliction can produce ineffectiveness, pessimism, submissiveness, self sabotage, paranoia, and futility consciousness. Too, this inner orientation can prompt emotional and physical depletion, immobilization, paralysis, and self-destruction.

When the attention is turned/projected outward (yang) it can unleash the harsh judge, critic, or persecutor. Here we can find the rejecting skeptic, the bossy one, the bully, the user, the despot, the tyrant, the terrorist, the rapist, the violator, the guilty one, the criminal.

When selfish ambition, power, authority, domination, control, fear, anxiety, biased judgments, and distorted rationalizations are at the base of the Pluto in Capricorn subconscious drive, the unbridled momentum of its enforcement agenda can cut a path of great destructiveness and ignite a cataclysmic experience.

When that which Capricorn has held in check, (i.e. that which it has regulated, contained, guarded, inhibited, suppressed, or resisted) is released, it is done with great force. It can be radically so when extreme Uranus in Aries squares destructive Pluto in Capricorn. This duo is most formidable, eruptive, disruptive, and explosive of all planetary combinations. Beyond all levels of human existence, its life-altering reach is powerful enough to produce geophysical disturbances and earthquakes. The perilous years when the transit of Uranus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn are signature razor’s edge times, when both life on the planet and the planet itself undergo major upheaval and critical transition. In addition to the progressive fall-out from global warming, our rage, anger, frustration, and aggression can heat to the boil-over point, the result of which can ignite a particularly merciless episode of man’s crimes against man, and against humanity too. Brutality, ruthlessness, violence, crime, sexual violation, murder, and war can run rampant in such desperate times.

Conversely, when the initiating point of Aries “looks back” to Capricorn’s ripened foundation, the Aries/Capricorn creative impulse can be reflective of ripe and appropriate timing combined with wisdom and maturity that has been gained through experience. When the Aries/Capricorn creative impulse is built on judgment based on naturally evolving needs, not compensatory, manufactured, or artificial needs, there is an ability to “move mountains”. The results then lead to the fertilization of a thriving new life force that is infused with unlimited potential. Coming from a secure, mature, well-built, well-fortified, and self-controlled Capricorn anchor, the creative process can be one of constructive application of that which has come before. Self-rule and self-mastery becomes a breeding pool (Cancer polarity) and a channel for purpose in action. This can result in great accomplishment, often achieved in short order. The implementation of appropriate means can ignite and support an enduring creative wellspring. This lays the groundwork for successful socialization and self-determination; effective execution, command, control, and authority; purpose, validity, recognition, and respect; achievements of significant and lasting value.

 

THE EVOLUTIONARY PUSH FORWARD:

Marking an essential restructuring phase for the collective soul and for individual evolution too, Pluto’s transit through Capricorn brings the conditioned consciousness and all of its manifestations to a maturation peak. Pluto’s transformative mandate will serve to create a progressively reordered state of existence itself. Countries, borders, and geography will be significantly and forever altered; so too, the political, economic, cultural, and societal standards that regulate common everyday life.

The consciousness of evolution (the ever-evolving past) and the creations of evolution (the ever-evolving present) occur simultaneously. Such is the nature of Capricorn’s dual archetype. Pluto in Capricorn advances the dismantling of the previous era, bringing an entire cycle of development to culmination and closure, while at the same time construction begins on a new era.

How an individual or a collective will respond to its evolution is in direct correlation to its state of consciousness and the workings of its free will. As stated previously, when consciousness is fearfully anchored, (Capricorn resisting Aries) the foundation is fragile and insecure, therefore the new is met with struggle. When consciousness is securely anchored, (Aries resourcing from Capricorn) the past becomes a solid foundation to build from and the new becomes the supportive and revitalizing tool of progress and positive evolutionary advance.

As Pluto transits Capricorn the collective unconscious itself experiences an acceleration of evolution. This occurs at every level, from the inner conditionings to the outer reality base, at the individual, social, economic, national, political, and collective levels.

Collectively and individually, Pluto’s transit through Capricorn compels us to learn a new way of creating our everyday realities. That which can no longer support the evolutionary requirements will be dismantled and discarded. That which can house and support the evolving form will gain in scope and momentum. The transit is a testing time for the durability of existing structures, programs, and ideologies. Commonly accepted standards of doing business – of economics, commerce, industry, business, politics, religions, customs, social ethics and hierarchies – are put to the test. Also included in this list is humankind’s relationship to the manifested creation, to the physical realms of the earth itself and the cosmos.

Pluto’s transit through Capricorn will prompt different evolutionary lessons for various states of consciousness. The particulars of the consensus, individuated and spiritual evolutionary states have been outlined earlier in this book. *(Pluto and the Four Natural Evolutionary Conditions, pages 25, 26, Pluto, Evolutionary Journey of the Soul, Jeff Green) *

 

EVOLVING THE RELATIONSHIP TO EXTERNAL AUTHORITY/

THE CONSENSUS EVOLUTIONARY STATE:

The first order of business for Pluto’s transit through Capricorn is to evolve the parameters of externalized or consensus authority and the nature of its ordered reality. Those in the consensus evolutionary state are meant to learn how to function and find purpose within the dictates and limitations of the structured system. They will learn intensified lessons regarding the dynamics of externalized authority and how the system works. As they learn to evolve their relationship to external authority, this acceleration program also prompts the individual to evolve and externalize their personal authority. When Pluto transits Capricorn, both those who are ruled and those who rule must learn new lessons in accountability to the whole. These lessons will occur at all levels, within the everyday reality of an individual life, and through each of the various tiers of the socialized and collective reality base.

In order to make the shift into the paradigms of the coming age, all unfinished business must be resurrected in order for it to be exposed and evolved. Exposure and experience serves to generate the necessary awareness. Pluto’s transit through Capricorn will serve to draw back the curtain until the flaws, failings, and destructiveness of the system become so obvious, they can no longer be ignored. For this reason, economic, social, and political corruption can rise before it falls. Typically, these years create a wider divide between the have and have not; they intensify the actions and ambitions of the self-serving, the corrupt, and the power-hungry. In these critical staging years, we can see the few attempting to manipulate, dominate, and control the many by utilizing any and all means possible. No matter where one looks, extensive corrosion can be readily evidenced.

Pluto’s stripping away process is programmed to destroy Capricorn’s false walls. The transit serves to expose the corrupt workings of the system – both the rationalizations that perpetuate the reality base, and the corrupt individuals, organizations, corporations, etc., who have learned to use the system to their self-serving advantage.

Token acceptance of “getting away with whatever you can” has long been a factor of everyday life and of “business as usual”. This philosophy is readily evident in corporate and political worlds as well as in individual lives. The example of Italian president Silvio Berlusconi is a case in point. Despite an extensive record of widely known criminal allegations against him, at the time of this writing, he still continues to rule the country.

In order to enforce necessary evolution, Pluto in Capricorn’s reformation years can deliver harsh consequences. Consider the historic case of the Deep Water Horizon oil rig disaster of 2010. In a “means justifies the profits” move, the US regulatory body overlooked safety standards that allowed for BP (British Petroleum) Corporation to cut corners. A staggering five hundred million barrels of oil pumped into the waters, resulting in the devastating loss of livelihood and human, fowl and marine life on a massive scale.

When it comes to the corrupt using and manipulating the system for selfish gain, headline news has endless examples from which to draw. At the start of Pluto in Capricorn’s transit came the arrest and life sentence of notorious American swindler Bernie Madoff, who masterminded the largest Ponzi scheme in history, bilking investors out of an estimated US$65,000,000,000. It is believed he began his fraud while Pluto transited Libra, sometime in the 1970’s. He was arrested in December 2008, as Pluto entered Capricorn, and sentenced in March, 2009. At the time transiting Pluto in Capricorn formed an opposition aspect to his progressed Chiron in Cancer.

After 29 years of reign and eighteen days of protests in the streets, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was ousted and subsequently arrested for his alleged corruption and atrocities against the Egyptian people, including the massacre of protestors. Mubarak came to power after Anwar Sadat was assassinated. Mubarak’s regime began in October, 1981 as Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto were in Libra. His demise occurred on February 11, 2011, as the transit of Pluto in Capricorn formed a square aspect to the October 1981 position of Saturn’s transit in Libra.

In defiant resistance to relinquishing his strangle-hold on the country, Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi avowed to “unleash hell”. He hired foreign mercenaries to massacre his own people, and chose to wage and waste human life rather than give up his rule and his family’s lavish lifestyle.

At the other end of the spectrum, we see monumental stakes played on behalf of justice seeking, and herculean efforts to establish rightful control, to re-secure boundaries, and to reclaim rightful dues. In 2001, to serve notice and to re-enforce its authority and supremacy over the world of terrorism, the USA mounted what would prove to be a ten-year retribution manhunt for Osama bin Laden, the leader of the Al-Qaeda movement. He was found and executed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

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The liability of conformity can come with a high price tag. There are many people living tragic lives because they have been taught to believe that there is no other way for them to exist. Consider the many who resort to selling their bodies or even body parts because they are psychologically configured to think that they have no other means of survival, or the poor of South America and elsewhere who send their young children and husbands to work in the coal mines without proper respiratory protection, knowing they are sentencing them to early deaths. Consider the brainwashing of cultural jihads that create killing machines out of young boys and men in the name of Allah. Or consider the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation that had been a common cultural practice in Africa, Asia and elsewhere. Pluto’s transit through Capricorn will serve to break outmoded and artificial herd standards, to decimate the hypocrisies of social convention, and of social extremes. (Note: As of July 2015, female genital mutilation became outlawed in Nigeria.)

When Pluto transits Capricorn, we see both a time has come and a time has run out. Since Pluto last visited Capricorn, 248 years ago, sanctioned slavery has been abolished. In the latter portion of this cycle, significant advances have been made regarding women’s liberation, civil rights, and sexual emancipation. Still, the evolution is far from complete. We have yet to eradicate poverty, hunger, worker’s slavery, women’s slavery, and humanity’s needless suffering. Too, we have much work to do to transform the collective concept that holds to the superiority of one gender over another and to the superiority of our species.

Ultimately the transit of Pluto in Capricorn serves to advance lessons in submission to higher authority. Through the application of increasing pressure, it serves to expose, breakdown, and reform the judgments, rationalizations, and justifications that perpetuate the inequitable system.

 

THE INDIVIDUATION PROCESS/

THE INDIVIDUATED EVOLUTIONARY STATE:

The individuation process is one of progressively learning to separate from consensus based ideologies and lifestyles, to develop and align with internal authority, and to expand knowledge of the creator that is self. At this level of learning and growth, lessons and experiences pertaining to independence and self-rule are advanced.

While the consensus evolutionary state makes for the largest percentage of the collective, Pluto’s contemporary transit through Capricorn will serve to increase the sphere of worldly influence for those in the individuated evolutionary state.

In the Pluto in Capricorn years, creative self-actualization at its best will see individualized contribution and service to the whole increase in such a way to effectively revolutionize individual lives; societal, cultural, economic, and political standards; and humanity’s relationship to the planet and the cosmos.

Those in this evolutionary grouping will progressively discover the courage to question the dictates of consensus rule that allow for common acceptance of oppression and subjugation, and to think for themselves beyond the brain-washing of mass media that reinforces herd consciousness. For those in the individuated evolutionary state, Pluto’s transit through Capricorn will prompt the development of a more authentic rather than synthetic way of living. These individuals will develop greater respect and seek to live in greater accord with nature and its ebb and flow, rather than to uphold or be enslaved to the artificial standards imposed by workings of a consensus regulated system. In this regard, Pluto’s transit through Capricorn can create a wider divide between the lifestyles, ideologies, and ambitions of those in the consensus and the individuated states of evolution.

During Pluto’s transit in Capricorn, consensus groups that aim to uphold the system as is can grow more socially active, even militant, but we will also see a growing number of individuated types who reject and rebel against the system and its arbitrary definitions. There will be a visible increase of counter-culture and off the grid types. This evolutionary state will also see an increase in fringe-dwellers, social outcasts, political outcasts, and radical groups. Their new trends, grass-roots movements, and revolutions will prove to be synchronized with the needs of necessary reform as is dictated by Pluto’s transit. Some of the advances made in this evolutionary state will occur as a natural “time has come” progression, while other evolutionary advances will be made through the cataclysmic experience.

As Pluto transits Capricorn, those in the individuated evolutionary state will progressively learn to create a new reality base that will transform one-on-one relationship dynamics and revolutionize contemporary lifestyles. This is the key social grouping that will introduce and accelerate the advance of the new technologies, sustainable industries, and sciences that will upgrade the quality of everyday life and that will preserve life on the planet too. This is the collective grouping that will be most responsible for launching the movement away from our addiction to oil, gas, and nuclear energy, and from the unscrupulous business practice of profits-before-humanity. As individuals and as a collective unit, they have the greater responsibility of stepping forward more prominently as social activists to lead the collective movements that will support, safeguard, sustain, and enhance life on the planet. This collective is the one most responsible for advancing new energy technologies, agricultural means, and social politics. Coming full circle, much of the creativity, inventiveness, and lifestyles of this evolutionary state will have roots in the past, in old, ancient, or tribal ways, methods, inventions, sciences, etc. We can already see the beginnings, such as the movements reverting back to wind and solar as alternative energy sources, and the popularized new health trends that have resurrected natural therapies, remedies, etc.

 

SPIRITUALIZATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS/

REDEFINING THE RELATIONSHIP TO HIGHER AUTHORITY/THE DIVINE

THE SPIRITUAL EVOLUTIONARY STATE:

Those in the spiritual state of evolution are accelerating and reclaiming the consciousness of the totality of oneness. They are meant to serve as a greater realization of the interconnectedness of every thing in creation. Leading and teaching by example, this group’s task is to evolve and expand a more unified relationship with source, and also to serve as more prominent spiritual role models and teachers to the collective. The influence of Pluto in Capricorn will serve to reformat and accelerate their own personal understanding and relationship to the divine as they evolve along their own path of service.

The necessity for sacrifice, atonement, purification, and suppression of the senses and flesh (sexual expression) are manufactured concepts of consensus based religions. These concepts are ones that are the root cause of much pain, denigration, violence, and suffering in the world; that are in dire need of eradication. As we now work our way through the end of the Age of Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn will assist the in the revival of universal truths as the primary tools for the building of our new reality and the coming new Age. Leading by example, this group is meant to set an active example of foundation truths – i.e. to acknowledge the interconnectedness and equality of everything in creation, to do our part and to contribute more reverently as co-creators. Through living their own paths more fully, those in this evolutionary state will advance the collective understanding of karma and dharma. Their lead may not be instantly understood, recognized, appreciated, or respected, but there is great purpose in the imprints and legacies that will serve over time.

Evolution occurs at all levels. During Pluto’s tenancy in Capricorn, spiritual authorities and gurus will also accelerate their own evolution and teachings. For souls in this evolutionary group, the transit of Pluto through Capricorn corresponds to a time of ripening and culmination chapter for greater spiritual alignment. They have been preparing and training for their service over many lifetimes. Pluto in Capricorn now sets the circumstances in place that allows for the greater utilization of their natural gifts and resources in active service. This group will contribute as healers, guides, and role models, and in doing so, they will create more outer world effectiveness and influence. Souls at this state of evolution will feel a sense of being guided to their life’s calling and higher purpose with a greater sense of divine providence. To the outsider, it can appear as though a higher percentage are called onto a path of service, but in reality, Pluto’s culminating transit through Capricorn is simply removing a veil and delivering an “I am called” moment. Those in the early spiritual state will serve primarily at the one-on-one level. Those in more advanced spiritual states will serve the masses.

Too, the evolution of this path of service along the current timeline will serve to transform the practice of devotion through sacrifice and suffering, and to embrace the work of the divine through the practice of more joyful and blissful service. Those moving through the spiritual evolutionary states are learning to expand the understanding of what it means to be “in the world but not of it”.

Just like the ripple effect of the pebble tossed into the water, souls in the spiritual state of evolution are here to create and demonstrate the multi-faceted manifestations of the divine in the real world, and to further solidify their own union with god/goddess/source. Through their life works and personal life example, they will serve to awaken others to their relationship to spirit.

SEVERING FROM THE PAST/CREATING A NEW WORLD ORDER

PLUTO IN CAPRICORN/URANUS IN ARIES:

PLUTO IN CAPRICORN:

January 25 – June 13, 2008;

November 26, 2008 – March 23, 2023;

Sept 1, 2024 – November 19, 2024

 

URANUS IN ARIES:

May 27, 2010 – Aug 13, 2010;

Mar 11, 2011 – May 15, 2018;

Nov6, 2018 -March 6, 2019;

Nov 6, 2018 – March 6, 2019

Pluto’s transit through Capricorn is now in the process of culminating and surpassing the zenith of an entire cycle of evolution. Its first order of business is to demolish the structures and systems that have outgrown their usefulness, this in order to set the stage for the next construction project to begin. Facilitating a more radical tear down and rebuild program, Uranus forms seven exact squares to Pluto: June 24, 2012; Sept 18, 2012, May 20, 2013, November 1, 2013; April 21, 2014, December 14, 2014; March 16, 2015. It doesn’t stop there. For the duration of it’s transit through Aries, Uranus will remain within a few degrees of a waning square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn.

The transit of Uranus in critical aspect to Pluto marks particularly significant periods of historic collective transformation and modernization. When Uranus is in cardinal Aries and Pluto is in cardinal Capricorn, evolution reaches an extreme activation peak. Anything that is weak, decayed, damaged, or corrupt is likely to explode or implode with immense impact. Radical and revolutionary change occurs in a relatively shortened timeframe. Just like the effects of tsunami or explosion, the critically defining action moment may be but a flash in time, but the ensuing results are of long-lasting consequence.

The start of Pluto in Capricorn’s wrecking-ball swing has left no time wasted on the clock. The transit started with the turning-point of the worst world-wide economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930’s. This economic crisis – the systemic crisis of capitalism, was primarily accredited to leading events in the USA: the near fatal collapse of Wall Street and the American auto giants, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, and the US banking system’s liquidity shortfalls which created a world-wide domino effect. Greece, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal are notable among the countries in dire economic crisis. With pinned-against-the-wall pressure, governments and governing bodies such as the EU (European Union) were forced to step-in with massive financial bailouts, more regulatory measures, and belt tightening. (As of July 2015, Greece moves into an uncharted economic realm that may result in an exit from the EU.)

The evolutionary cycle we are now completing began with Pluto’s last transit to Capricorn. It is one marked by socio-economic growth prompted by the advances of the industrial revolution, the rise of democracy and capitalism, and the birth of the super-power leading nation, the USA. In this past 248 years, our collective reality has been progressively shaped by our concept of money which has established the intricate banking and credit system we now know. Those who live in democratic countries are of the opinion that this socio-political economic system is superior to all others. Yet, today most would agree that the theory and the actualizing are not one and the same. There is much corruption and failing within the systems we have designed. At the time of this writing in 2011, the USA is carrying a $65 trillion deficit. It may be difficult to imagine that the institution of democracy could be replaced, but suffice to say the model we are using today is in dire need of recalibration. In fact, there are many who would argue that many democratic governments are progressively operating in more fascist ways. Pluto’s transit through Capricorn will eventually redefine individual political systems and the global political landscape too.

Global financial and political reforms are already in the works. Emerging market countries such as the BRIC group, (comprised of Brazil, India, and the two former political rivals, Russia and China) are already seeking more say in global governance. Among them, this group currently holds forty percent of the world’s population. It can only be expected that their economic and political influence will continue to grow in the years to come.

With the world-wide spread of disease, and food, air and water contamination reaching life threatening levels, the countries of the world cannot live as islands unto themselves. What affects one, affects all. Pollution control mandates will prove much less effective – and perhaps altogether ineffective, unless global cooperation is in place. These critical matters and more will engender essential global political reform.

As Pluto advances through Capricorn, the weak, outmoded, and corrupt will perish, while the strong will survive and thrive if their time has come.

 

URANUS SQUARE PLUTO AND BEHAVIOURAL CONTAGION:

The spring of 2011 saw simultaneous revolutions explode in Tunisia and Egypt, civil war erupt in Libya, major protests in Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Oman, and Yemen, with smaller protests in many other countries in the region and elsewhere in the world. Included in this list are the countries of Europe teetering on the precarious edge economic ruin: Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, etc.

Today’s social media and world web offers an unprecedented opportunity to link up, to acquire, share, and to disseminate information as never before. This powerful tool saved lives during environmental catastrophes such as we have witnessed with Haiti and 911. For the Middle East crisis of 2011, it served as a useful tool to by-pass government restricted and state-controlled media, to gain the necessary momentum and coordination to create united revolts. Social media and the internet has also served the web of crime, making it much easier for such terrorist groups as Isis and Boko Haram to organize themselves, frighten the world, and to brainwash, radicalize, and recruit those who may have never come into contact with such a group if not for the opportunity provided by social media.

The mounting frustrations caused by extremes of poverty, mass unemployment, mushrooming beyond control inflation, corrupt governments that continue to hoard the wealth for the few, economic collapse, and dire lack of opportunity will serve to increase the radical reactive responses and violence of emancipation movements. As of 2015, Isis, Boko Haram, their recruiting and radicalization of youth are daily in the news.

One act of defiance inspires and loans courage to another. The contagion of extreme social reactive-ness and uprising can catch-on like the start of a mass pandemic. It can burgeon to an alarming, even shocking peak during the Uranus square Pluto trigger years as mass waves of desperation and outrage grow beyond containment. In 2011, 75% of Algeria’s population was recorded under 30 years of age. This group grew up in the 1990’s during the country’s ten year civil war; they have known nothing but violence as a way a life. On another hand, take the example of Spain, a country that has built an affluent way of life for its population, but that suddenly found itself on brink of economic ruin in 2011, with youth unemployment recorded at 43%. These two examples have different histories, but they are meeting in the same place regarding prospects for a future.

As of 2011, one third of the world’s population does not have access to enough water or food on a daily basis. What if this percentage increased? Or doubled? In addition to food contamination such as E.Coli bacteria outbreaks that have destroyed entire crops and forced the destruction of livestock, the upcoming Uranus in Aries years will produce weather extremes that are likely to severely hamper food production.

The transit of Pluto through Capricorn positions the collective soul at the breaking-point timeline. Aided by the shockwave transit of Uranus in Aries, Pluto’s transit through Capricorn will serve to utterly destroy the reality construct we have now in order to enforce a necessary and radical shift to a new collective reality. As we move through this once-in-a-lifetime transit, we may find ourselves twice shocked; once due to the reality of circumstances beyond control, and secondarily, by witnessing our own hand in the destructiveness and the opportunities that were lost along the way. When the world starves, when shelter and everyday necessities are scarce or non existent, reactions against the prevailing order will occur at all levels. When threatened to such an extreme, primitive and primal responses are activated. We will find ourselves capable of surprising feats, to the plus and to the minus.

Pluto’s tear down mandate is meant to level the play field for all. Eventually, it will force humanity to lay a foundation that will house, support, and work for the common good of all, not for the select or seemingly superior few who have the money and means, and therefore hold most of the control. It is major work and it will extend far beyond the current Pluto in Capricorn transit.

As the world conditions grow more desperate, those in positions of power will grow more desperate too. They will seize every advantage to claim, amass, and control the world’s most precious commodities, that of land, food, and water. Take for example the scramble to claim a stake in Africa’s as yet untapped resources. Its rich oil reserves and massive undeveloped lands have become a prime target for the likes of hedge funds investors and the politically corrupt. Canada, the USA, and Russia currently scramble to claim arctic sovereignty over the exceptionally rich resources that lie in the waters north of Canada.

 

PLUTO IN CAPRICORN, URANUS IN ARIES, AND EARTH CHANGES:

When Uranus tenants Aries and squares Pluto in Capricorn, both collective crisis and collective evolution speeds forward with much greater intensity. Lifestyles alter radically, not only through socio-economic and political change as outlined previously, but also through physical earth changes. This transit puts added physical stress on the earth beneath our feet, on the earth’s resources, and its atmosphere. As a case in point, the day Uranus entered Aries, March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami occurred in Northern Japan. The Fukishima-Daiichi nuclear (Pluto) disaster that followed sent radiation (Pluto, Uranus) into the atmosphere (also Uranus), contaminating both water and air. Over one thousand earthquakes were recorded in the days and weeks following. One month after the initial disaster, came another major earthquake, which caused four more explosions and more fire outbreaks, a complete knock-out of power, and the loss of workers’ lives. Radiation was recorded around the world, most notably along the west coast of the USA, Canada, and Europe. Months later, radiation continued to leak and the Japanese government would come to admit that the fallouts were more serious than initially reported to their people and to the world. Expected to take decades for full scale clean-up, this disaster supersedes the Chernobyl disaster (1986) as the worst and costliest nuclear crisis in history. Such battles are ones that humanity cannot afford to lose. The dire consequences of this nuclear crisis, the human error that caused the Gulf of Mexico Deep Water Oil Rig disaster of 2010, and other large scale events that are yet to come will serve as acceleration catalysts for humanity’s wake-up call. Japan announced that the Fukishima-Daiichi nuclear plant would be decommissioned once the crisis was over.

Crisis is often the primary catalyst for change, but it is not the only way. Note the proactive leadership of Germany regarding new energy sources. Their solar power panels have the capacity to output more power in one day than Japan’s entire Fukushima nuclear complex produces in one year.

Japan is located along the Ring of Fire, an area where the edges of a giant plate beneath the Pacific Ocean form a particularly intense ring of tectonic activity. The Ring of Fire forms a large horseshoe around the rim of the south and north Pacific Oceans, and into the Indian Ocean in the region of Indonesia. It includes the entire country of New Zealand, which experiences roughly 20,000 minor earthquakes annually. On September 4, 2010, New Zealand experienced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. On February 22, 2011 the country would be hard hit again with a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, the second largest disaster since 1931, when Uranus transited Aries and Pluto transited Cancer. June 13, 2011 would deliver yet another earthquake measured at 6.1 in magnitude.

The increasing size and frequency of earthquakes and of geophysical activity elsewhere is alarming evidence that a great deal of added pressure is building on the earth’s tectonic plates. In fact, the number of earthquakes recorded in the magnitude range of 7 – 7.9 rose sharply from twelve major events in 2008 to twenty-one major events in 2010. On Feb 27, 2010, Chile experienced an 8.8 magnitude earthquake, ranking among one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded. In April of 2010, air travel across northern and western Europe was suspended for an initial six days due to the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which spewed heavy ash into the air. Additional localized disruption to travel continued into May. The thick layer of ash was of particular impact to farming, harvesting and livestock. An increase in volcanic activity has also been recorded in Hawaii and elsewhere.

Due to the temperature rise of global warming and the melting of the polar ice caps, sea levels are rising at an accelerated rate. For the last century, sea level rise has been recorded at annual average of 1.88 mm. From 1993 through 2010, this rise has been recorded in the range of 2.9 to 3.4 mm. We can expect to see an even sharper incline in the critical years when Uranus in Aries forms exact squares to Pluto in Capricorn. Our love affair for coastal living may soon change. Scientists warn that cities such as San Francisco and homes built elsewhere on ocean shorelines and waters’ edges are perched precariously.

In the Uranus square Pluto years, we are likely to increase the frequency and intensity of massive catastrophes, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, major flooding, increasingly violent storms, tornadoes, forest fires, and other destructive weather extremes.

In 2010, Massive flooding in Pakistan affected approximately twenty million people, destroying property, livelihood, infrastructures, and agriculture, and severely hampering the country’s economy. December 2010 through January of 2011 saw a series of floods hit Australia, affecting at least seventy towns and approximately two hundred thousand people. In the spring of 2011, close to five million people were affected by massive flooding in China. In one hour, Wangmo, a county in Guizhou, recorded 122.5 mm of rainfall, the most rainfall seen in the county in 200 years. The spring of 2011 also brought major flooding to central Canada and the central USA.

Scientists report that an increase of glacier melting such as has been witnessed in Greenland has caused larger quantities of methane gas to be released into the atmosphere thereby increasing the greenhouse effect. In dramatic visual display, there are film recordings showing a gigantic burst of flame caused by a simple match strike over a hole carved in the permafrost ice. The ice melt and global temperature rise is also altering ocean currents and more pronouncedly affecting growing seasons, wild life, aquatic and marine life, not only in these extreme latitudes, but the world over.

While Pluto transits Capricorn and Uranus transits Aries, we are likely to see infrastructures such as roads, bridges, dams, levees, etc., suffer more rapid aging and integral disintegration from the damage caused by the earth’s shifts and environmental extremes. For some urban centers, seismic upgrades to buildings, etc. may prove to be an urgent race against the clock.

 

A NEW WORLD ORDER:

At this intersection along the collective time-lines, we are beginning to see that the major crisis and conflicts now occurring in the world are spawning radical shifts.

Uranus is the planet of discovery, innovation, of technological and scientific advance. Genome mapping, stem cell research, cures for cancer, aids, and other fatal or degenerative diseases, spinal cord research, genetics, reproduction, brain science, synthetic biology, and more, – the rapid developments in medical research, science and computer technology are revolutionizing our lives in ways we could not have dreamed possible only a short while ago. We are now carrying computers in our pockets and on our wrists. A simple click can deliver instant front row access to riots, revolutions, wars, catastrophes, and other headline news.

The last time Uranus transited Aries and Pluto transited Capricorn, the first experiments were being conducted that would lead to the discovery of oxygen, carbon dioxide, photosynthesis, electricity, and more. We are only scratching the surface now and have yet to see the full extent of humankind’s amazing inventiveness and how it will change our everyday realities.

While Pluto in Capricorn can put our backs against the wall, Uranus in Aries serves to intensify the drive to find unique solutions to our “age-old” problems. Historically, the acceleration years when Uranus tenants Aries and Pluto tenants Capricorn are among the most radical and revolutionary. They are typically times of extreme chaos, disruption, and destruction. While the established ways of conducting business and of organizing life can “burn to the ground”, figuratively and literally speaking, the prompt of Uranus in Aries sees innovation and invention rapidly replace the fallen and the old status quo.

On the mental plane, the revolutionizing influence of Uranus liberates the crystallized consciousness (Capricorn) and the structural realities that underlie modern societies and modern life. The coming years of Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries are sure to prompt rapid, dramatic, and extreme change to our social, political, and economical status quo. The last time Uranus and Pluto formed a square aspect, Uranus tenanted Aries and Pluto tenanted Cancer. This was in the first half of the 1930s. During that time, the stock market crashed, weather extremes such as famine added more hardship to the depression era, the atom was split, and Hitler was on a rapid rise to power.

The combination of Uranus and Pluto serve to advance major social, cultural, political, scientific, and technological breakthroughs. When these planets are in aspect, everyday lifestyles are rapidly and radically transformed. For example, note that the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in the 1990’s brought the personal computer in our homes and forever revolutionized our lives.

Out of crisis comes new birth. Volatility in the Middle East in 2011 brought a sharp rise in the price of oil and gas at the pump. The nuclear disaster in Japan and fears of radiation contamination has put the world on high alert. We are coming to realize our dependencies on oil, gas, and nuclear energy as the poison pens of our ultimate demise.

Capricorn is the archetype of time and while Pluto transits this sign, time grows short, very short. Uranus square Pluto creates added urgency. Consider this transit as an ultimatum time. The revolutionizing mark left by the pivotal Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn years is sure to be indelible. We’ll see the writing on the wall through global warming, environmental catastrophe, the energy crisis, and the destruction caused by wasteful consumerism, economic, social, philosophical, and political self-serving, contagion, by man-made mistakes and oversights.

To the plus, new energy initiatives and sustainability solutions, along with inventions and scientific research directed to upgrade the quality of life will spawn new industries and new jobs that can create not only a rapid economic correction, but that can also create critical healing for our planet’s biosphere. Priorities will evolve, values will evolve, and so too that which we will cherish as valuable. Gold as a global standard is not the prize it once was. As water and food grows precariously short in supply and life on the planet is threatened, we will come to form truer concepts of wealth.

The Pluto in Capricorn years will bring humanity to its knees many times over. That which is not in keeping with the evolving program will be replaced. The new program will bring us back full circle, back to the Age of Pisces’ original mandate. Eventually we will learn to shift from a consciousness that is primarily defined by a false sense of separateness and that pits one against another. Eventually we will learn to realign to a state of consciousness that holds to a philosophy of one for-and-with another, one for-and-with all. It is time to embrace compassion, love, and inclusion, rather than hate and fear as the pathway home.

Rose’s weekly forecasts

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Insights into Evolutionary Astrology, Llewellyn Worldwide



INSIGHTS INTO EVOLUTIONARY ASTROLOGY

Published by Llewellyn Worldwide

is now available at fine retailers

This book is suitable reading for non-astrologers & students of astrology alike.

Review:

Review for: Insights into Evolutionary Astrology:

This book is indeed filled with original insights!  As an astrologer of over forty years I am very familiar with the writers of this book and their excellent past presentations so have been looking forward to this publication and I can say with all honesty that it is one of the most insightful and original books on the subject of astrology that is currently in print.  The articles are very diverse, well thought out and presented in an easily and understandable fashion for the practicing astrologer and interested lay person as well. 

Anyone searching to understand the world today will get a great deal out of this book as it certainly isn’t your common ancient astrology rewritten.  Jeffrey Green and Deva Green are both concise and articulate as we’ve known them to be in the past.  Kim Marie’s article on Evolutionary States goes into depth and clearly shows her excellent teaching skills.  Maurice Fernandez’s article on relationships and sexuality is so interesting and so original and also reflects his depth of knowledge on a very complex subject.

Rose Marcus has done an incredible job editing and putting this book together.  In writing the last article herself I think she has accomplished a tremendous feat in her perspective of the Archetype of Capricorn.  She has done an incredible job with the sign and her information on the Cardinal Cross and geographic details give us a clear and unique insight into the future of our world.  “Insights Into Evolutionary Astrology” is the perfect title to a book filled with insights, originality and enjoyable reading.  I loved it!  Lynn Neese~

Articles by Rose posted on Llewellyn Publisher’s website:

THE TIME OF THE QUICKENING: http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/2135

TRANSITING NODES OF THE MOON: http://www.llewellyn.com/blog/2010/08/the-transiting-nodes-of-the-moon/


Rose on Guiding Stars EA Radio

Audio of Rose’s appearance on Kristin Fontana’s Guiding Stars Evolutionary Astrology radio show, broadcast on Wednesday’s at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern on www.healthylife.net

July 29, 2015 – August 2015 transits: Venus retrograde; New Venus; Jupiter enters Virgo

June 24, 2015 – July 2015: Venus in Leo stations retrograde

May 27, 2015 – June 2015: Mercury retrograde; Saturn retrograde; Venus in Leo; Jupiter trine Uranus

Apr 29, 2015 – May 2015 Forecasts: Full Moon in Scorpio & Mercury retrograde in Gemini

Mar 25, 2015 – April 2015 forecasts: One eclipse down, another to go

Feb 25, 2015 – March 2015: Jupiter trine Uranus; Uranus square Pluto; Solar Eclipse in Pisces

Jan 28, 2015 – February 2015 – Looking deeper into Mercury retrograde; Venus/Mars begin a new relationship cycle

Dec 24, 2014 – 2015, January and brief overview of 2015

Nov 26, 2014 – December 2014: Mars in Aquarius, Jupiter retrograde, Uranus square Pluto #6, Saturn into Sagittarius

Oct 22, 2014 – October 23 Solar Eclipse, 0 Scorpio & November’s transits

Sep 24, 2014 – Jupiter trine Uranus; October 2014: Eclipses and Mercury retrograde

Aug 27, 2014 – September 2014: Full of promise and potential: Super Full Moon in Pisces Sept 8; Jupiter in Leo trine Uranus in Aries

Jul 30, 2014 – August 2014 Transits: August 10, Super Full Moon (#2 of 3); Mars/Saturn, an ending and a beginning

Jun 25, 2014 – July 2014 Transits, Mercury ends retrograde; Mars and Jupiter move on

May 28, 2014 – June 2014

Apr 30, 2014 – May 2014 – Venus on Fire, May 2014

Mar 26, 2014 – April 2014 – Libra Lunar Eclipse, Taurus Solar Eclipse, Uranus/Pluto #5

Feb 26, 2014 – March 2014: Mars & Saturn retrograde, Venus on the move

Jan 29, 2014 – February 2014 forecast

Dec 18, 2013 – 2014 – A brief overview

Nov 27, 2013 – December 2013 transits, Mars into Libra, Venus in Capricorn retrograde

Oct 30, 2013 – November 2013: The second peak of 2013 – Uranus square Pluto, Nov 1, Scorpio Solar Eclipse Nov 3, Mercury in Scorpio retrograde to Nov 10

Sep 25, 2013 – October forecast, 2013

Aug 6, 2013 – August 2013 transits

Apr 24, 2013 – May, 2013, Solar Eclipse May 9, Lunar Eclipse May 24/25

Mar 27, 2013 – April 2013 transits

Feb 27, 2013 – March 2013 transits

Jan 30, 2013 – February 2013 transits

Dec 26, 2012 – 2013 Overview

Nov 28, 2012 – December 2012 transits

Oct 31, 2012 – November 2012, USA Election, November Eclipses

Sep 26, 2012 – Full Moon Sept 29, 2012 & October 2012 transits: Jupiter retrograde, Saturn in Scorpio

Aug 29, 2012 – September 2012 Transits, Uranus square Pluto #2, Sept 18, 2012

Jul 25, 2012 – August 2012 transits: Mercury in Leo retrograde;
A brief discussion of recent July events: Syrian Bombing, Colorado Shooting

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