Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Uranus Transits from 1940s to 2019---Radical Change

For the past several months, I've been researching the ways Uranus has ushered in changes through several decades beginning in the 1940s. Originally, I was considering writing a series with PDFs for each transit per sign along with podcasts. But now, I'm considering writing a book that will include the 1960s transits and the Uranus transits.

For now, I'm going to include a brief article featuring each Uranus transit and the events and people that appeared during those times. The equation is Uranus' shocking grassroots energy + the themes of each Zodiac Sign. Uranus also formed a conjunction with Pluto in the 1960s. And after the Harmonic Convergence, the late 1980s, Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn formed a powerful Triple Conjunction in Capricorn. We're currently seeing the kids born during that time taking leadership positions (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for starters).

The dates below sometimes don't include the dip back into the previous Zodiac Sign. Uranus moves into a new sign and then dips back into the previous sign during a retrograde. The transit in a sign is approximately 7 years but when Uranus transited in Aries recently, the entire transit, including its dip back into Pisces and its dip into Taurus in 2018 for several months, lasted 9 years.

A Uranus return occurs every 84 years so when a person turns 84-years old they experience a Uranus Return which brings them new vigor and a lease on life. This is when you see granny or grandad hiking across Europe or hopefully not, parachuting out of an airplane.  Consequently, the midlife crisis occurs around 44-years of age when the transiting Uranus opposes the Natal Uranus (Uranus in your birth chart). Both times, you can't help but notice the nervous system restless for change. Uranus always brings sudden and shocking changes. That's the only predictable aspect of Uranus.

Think of it this way, Uranus was found in the sky in the 1780s around the time of the French Revolution. I'm not going to discuss the origins of Uranus as far as modern astronomy and astrology go, but feel free to Google it because it's a fascinating story.

Uranus by Zodiac Sign

Taurus (1934 to 1941 with a dip into Aries in 1934-35)

The big event of 1934 when Uranus moved into Taurus was the Dustbowl in America's Great Plains. A drought beginning in 1930 had begun the situation and of course, Uranus was in the hot and dry sign Aries during the first part of the 1930s. The dustbowl caused farmers to lose their livelihoods and caravans of farmers and workers headed in caravans to California (read John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath). This just on the tails of the stock market crash of 1929, a collapse of world economies and the world had fallen deep into the Great Depression.

Meanwhile, the rise of Fascism in Europe led to World War 2. And other astrologers have mentioned conservative (Fascist leadership and oligarchs) coincide with Uranus in Taurus. World War 2 began when the Germans bombed Poland on September 1939 and the US did not enter the war until the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) on December 7, 1941, the year Uranus dipped into Gemini. In fact, WW2 continued into Uranus' transit into Gemini lasting until 1945 when the Germans surrendered.

What does Taurus represent? Taurus represents big agriculture, farming, farming methods, traditions, values, big financial institutions, and the stock markets. So, Uranus brought shocks to any situation that seemed unfair/unjust because Uranus represents "the people" versus the institutions.

Obviously, events such as war were happening in the Asian countries too. India grew restless under the English colonialism. This would lead to the Gandhi era and in 1947, India liberating itself from England and the Partition which split up the Muslims and the Hindus thus creating the country Pakistan. This led to civil war in India, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

The 1930s brought mass starvation around the world and war rationing in many nations. This was a time of food deprivation that leads to President D. Roosevelt (US)'s New Deal with the first wave in 1933 to 1934 and the second wave from 1935 to 1938. The New Deal put Americans back to work building bridges, dams, and other civic projects. Roosevelt also began the social security program.

Meanwhile, in Germany, Hitler envisioned a super race (tall white blonde people) and he ushered in his anti-Jew, anti-gypsy, anti-gay propaganda. But this did not stop African-American Jesse Owens from winning 4 Olympic Gold Medals in track and field in Berlin in 1936. An American crew team also brought home Olympic Gold Medals. In fact, if you want to learn more about this era, I recommend Daniel Brown's narrative non-fiction book, Boys in the Boat. This will also give you an idea of the heroics of the 1930s up until the end of this Uranus in Taurus transit.

Gemini (1941 to 1948 with a dip back into Taurus until 1949)

Since this mutable Air Sign rules the brain, learning, teaching, and thinking styles along with city planning, K-12 education, teachers, writers, communication, and some technology (such as telephones, television sets, and broadcasting), Uranus brought new technology and logic to those areas during the 1940s. Language, words, and verbal expression also came under scrutiny towards the end of this Uranus transit leading to the Red Scare, the continual rise of Nazism (Uranus was opposite Sagittarius), and war correspondence mainly by American Edward R. Murrow.

Since the dark side of Gemini is represented by gossip, witch hunts, mental illness, and paranoia, not to mention a war with words, the McCarthy communist witch hunt started when Uranus transited in Taurus and continued until Uranus moved into clannish Cancer. And the argument about values which begun when Uranus was in Taurus continued during the Gemini transit too.

Meanwhile, a clash of ideologies and inhumane treatment of different ethnic groups (Sagittarius) immersed many countries in wars. War technology culminated in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, immediately killing 80,000 people in Hiroshima and 40,000 in Nagasaki. Nuclear type weapons fall under the planet Pluto's energy and Pluto was discovered in 1930 so it plays a role along with Uranus in the bombing of Japan's islands.

On a more positive note, by mid-1940s, the television set arrived in American homes. In 1946, 6,000 American homes owned a television set. By 1947, Howdie Doody came on the air, followed by productions by the Texaco Star Theater in 1948. By 1951, 12 million families owned a television set and by 1955, 50% of Americans had a television set in their homes.

In 1948, the US had four broadcast stations (ABC, NBC, CBS, and Dumont). Americans began a transition from listening to entertainment on the radio to watching black and white images on a small television screen. In this case, Uranus changed the collective by changing communication technology. The only event similar was in the 1990s when we started communicating through faxes and e-mails instead of by postal mail. Uranus in Gemini was also an information age in that it changed how information such as the news and entertainment was delivered.

City planning and urban design also fall under Gemini so we would expect to see changes in this area. What we know as suburbia began in the Post War (the late 1940s). Urban renewal also began in the 1940s with the clearance of slums and the arrival of housing projects for low-income people (which later transformed into slums and ghettos). The beginning of urban sprawl, fast food restaurants, and the worship of cars would occur in the 1950s when Uranus was in Cancer.

As far as education, improvements were made in rural areas where children only received 8 years of formal education and education acts were passed. But this picked up speed and momentum in the 1950s. The GI Bill was passed in the US in 1944 which led to V.A. mortgages and track housing in Levittown, New York and the San Fernando Valley in California.

This was also the era when the early baby boomers were born (also known as post-war babies) and women were pushed out of the labor force (they built weapons for the war and took over jobs of the men who were at war) and sent back into the home (now, be a good wife, won't you?) Many famous musicians and celebrities were born in the 1940s, either during WW2 or right after it.

That's just a glimpse of the transit of Uranus in Gemini. Obviously, more events occurred in the 7-year transit.

Cancer (1948/49 to 1956)

Uranus took on a clannish approach when it arrived in the sign of Cancer. The focus was on revolutionizing motherhood, the home, children, and it brought the emergence of shocking music--rock and roll including Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and Little Richard. But the music industry cleaned up any hint of sexuality in the music and tried to replace it with wholesome white pop music by Pat Boone and Patty Page. Rock rebellion continued anyway.

A showdown by broadcaster Edward R. Murrow and Joseph McCarthy (Red Scare) ended the communist "witch hunts" in the entertainment business and other institutions. Many celebrities lost their livelihoods and were shamed by the committee promoting "American values". Murrow emerged as a hero.

The Beat authors also known as the Beats, Be Bop jazz, road trips, and icons such as Marilyn Monroe (the complete opposite of the virtuous slave also known as a housewife), James Dean, Marlon Brando, and Audrey Hepburn became famous in the 1950s affecting fashion, and the ways women viewed themselves.

Urban development continued with the Federal Highway Act (US), urban renewal projects as in monstrous housing projects which later transformed into ghettos/slums, and the first fast food as in drive-thru restaurants appeared. This is the era when the American people's worship of cars took off and also the dependence on fossil fuels, mainly oil which lead to plastic replacing other materials.

The Civil Rights Movement began on December 1, 1955, when African-American Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus. The Civil Rights Movement continued with leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and others. White Americans also joined the movement which included marches, rallies, sit-ins, and other civil disobedient acts which landed them in jail but ultimately led to laws to desegregate and bring equality in all areas of life (not that it has succeeded yet).

A Uranus wildness pervaded this period while testing sexuality, sexual mores, gender equality and roles, mobility outside of the home, and devices that promised to make the role of the housewife easier. Supermarkets also emerged on a mass level during this era. (The first supermarket was founded in the 1930s in New York).

The 1950s brought convenience at a cost to the environment and ushered in the era of overconsumption that led to urban sprawl, air pollution, the emptying of cities (people moved to the suburbs), and the construction of superhighways that crossed the US, bisected cities (think Seattle), and led to urban planning nightmares that we are still resolving today.

This was also the time of the Cold War which lasted until the late 1980s when the Soviet Union collapsed. This was a time of nuclear war protests and human rights issued simmered on the backburner waiting to rise full force in the 1960s when Uranus joined Pluto in Virgo. And in the 1960s, uncomfortable women's fashions would give-way to flowing gypsy skirts, miniskirts, the burning of bras (and girdles?), and long flowing hair (goodbye beehives). Life was about to get radical but first, Uranus traveled through Leo.

Leo (1956-62)

Musicians born during the late baby boomer years would eventually lead popular 1980s bands and appear in iconic 1980s movies. This includes The Bangles, The Go-Gos, The Pretenders, R.E.M., Elvis Costello, Prince, and Michael Jackson, to name a few. Uranus in Leo focused on show business and the stage especially. This was an era that brought revolutionary changes to cinema such as lightweight camera equipment that could be taken to the streets (voila the French New Wave cinema). Even American cinema gave way to youth culture and faster speech with slang tossed in which flourished in the 1960s.

The Beatles formed in Liverpool during this Uranus transit and by 1964 when Uranus moved into Virgo, Beatlemania was born. This was a time when people chose their ego or their heart. And some movies reflected upon the age of too much self-adoration such as La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini which hit theaters in 1960. This was the age of paparazzi journalists and photographers, the age of rock singers and Hollywood stars.

This was the era when rock stars died in a plane (Uranus) crash including Richi Valens, the Big Bopper, and Buddy Holly, otherwise, known as,  "the day the music died." Marilyn Monroe died from an overdose (August 5, 1962). Uranus in Leo brought us drama on and off stage. Teens rebelled, joined gangs, hung out with Beat poets, and some dreamed of finding stardom.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the polarity, JFK was elected president, the Civil Rights Movement gathered steam along with with the Chicano Rights and Gay Rights movements (Uranus ignites grassroots revolutions).

From 1956 to 1962 Pluto transited from Leo to Virgo giving way to Generation X and Neptune transited from Libra to Scorpio. Then in 1962, Uranus moved into Virgo catching up to Pluto in exact conjunction in 1965. There was a whole lot of shaking going on as you'll see with the next transit.

*Virgo (1962 to 1969 with dips into Libra in 1969)

I've already covered the Uranus and Pluto transits in Virgo in my 1960s-born series. But let's do a recap of 1960s events. During 1962, JFK became president but his presidency was shortlived since he was assassinated on November 22, 1963 (while I was in my mother's womb). In 1962, Marilyn Monroe died and there would never be another star like her. Beatlemania blossomed in England and then traveled to America in 1964 and really should have been called teen screamania.

The baby boomers came of age and those people born when Pluto was in Leo unleashed an explosion of creativity and innovations in the performing arts. Rock music underwent a transformation in the US rock musicians found inspiration from the English Invasion along with drugs, the arrival of the birth control pill, miniskirts, and psychedelic drugs. When the draft for the Vietnam war went into effect, many young men defected to Canada and burned their draft cards. The explosion of creativity in music culminated in the Monterey Music Festival and Woodstock (all that rolling in the mud).

But the Uranus in Virgo was more than pop music and movie icons. The Civil Rights Movement continued leading to the deaths of MLK and Malcolm X. In 1968, both MLK and Robert Kennedy lost their lives to bullets. Following that, several rock singers died from drug overdoses including Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jim and Hendrix died in 1969 and 1970 (as we moved into Uranus in Libra). The Vietnam War continued and the US put a man on the Moon in 1969.

The energy of Uranus in Virgo focused on technology, medicine, the nervous system, diet, nutrition, and young women. When the generation born during the 1960s reached adulthood, they had the AIDS epidemic to contend with and wearing condoms became a regular part of their sexuality. This generation also desired to fix society, fix their abusive families, and transform the world through new forms of communication. They also brought us a new wave of acoustic rock and grunge music. It was this generation that gave birth to and made way to the first wave of millennials.

Libra (1970 to 1975)

Who didn't know someone that came from a divorced family during the 1970s? And who can forget the breakup of the Beatles who all but defined 1960s pop music and the British Invasion? Uranus ignited and busted partnerships of all kinds. If I remember correctly, many songs about breakups also surfaced around this time.

Uranus in Libra brought anything but diplomacy when you consider the divide that happened in the US with the Vietnam War (which a college professor referred to it as a Vietnam Invasion and not an actual war). But there was a war back home between the peacekeepers and the war makers. And the injustice that toppled the apple cart revolved around soldiers returning back from war not able to find the mental health support and healthcare they required. Meanwhile, the Iranian Revolution occurred between 1970 and 1977.

Due to oil embargos, people drove smaller cars (1973). I recall the long lines at the gas station. The US was in a recession and the school district I attended was unable to pass a levy so our sports teams wore ratty outdated uniforms and our textbooks were also past the expiration date. But don't despair because disco and ABBA were on the way to start the party with nothing to celebrate.

Generation Y was born during the 1970s when Uranus was in Libra and Scorpio and Pluto transited in Libra. But this decades saw a decrease in births and an increase in divorces. Many of these children came from one-parent households. Many of them were latch-key kids just like the children of Generation X. Either their single parent had to work or their mother could no longer stand the domestic scene and sought employment outside of the home. People also rebelled against authority and used charm to get their way.

Scorpio (1975 to 1981)

Uranus in Scorpio ushered in an explosion of sexuality, abortion rights (and having Medicaid cover the procedure), the rise in venereal diseases and the emergence of AIDS (but mainly with drug-users and gays). Later, AIDS would spread to anyone practicing promiscuous sex. By the end of this transit, the Pluto in Virgo folks grew into adults who sang the virtues of safe sex. This was also a time of high life as in cocaine and crack. Many people also sought psycho-therapy and even the Woody Allen movies made fun of adults in lifelong therapy.

Meanwhile, in 1976, Americans elected the Libra President Jimmy Carter who responded to the oil crisis by installing solar panels on the roof of the White House. The economic recession continued among political scandals and subterfuge by the Republicans who scapegoated Jimmy Carter and put Ronald Reagan in office ushering a time of econ majors and Michael Keaton (TV show Family Ties) lookalikes. Lady Diana married into the British Royal family and launched the media into the most scandalous paparazzi of all time that spanned two decades and some say was responsible for Princess Diana's death.

Disco came bringing its drum machines and electronic keyboards which paved the way for New Wave music which mainly came from England with bands such as Duran Duran, The Police, Elvis Costello...But the flipside of that was the arrival of punk from England--a new type of attitude that thumbed its nose at the elite and proved that a musician only needed to learn two or three chords to write a song. The Sex Pistols (a fabricated punk band created by a clothing shop owner), the Clash, answered by a slew of punk rockers from LA and other American cities.

Song lyrics of this era were either of a sensual nature (Taurus) or they spoke of revolutions, rebellion, and thumbing their nose at the elite who ignited conspiracies and secrets. The Clash introduced us to the corruption happening with the Sandinistas in Latin America.

Uranus in Scorpio kicked up dust around death, taxes, rebirth, sex, sexuality, sexual diseases, procreation, sexual rights, secrets, scandals, pornography, and anything with those themes meant to shock us out of complacency. And yet, people still flocked to the shopping malls in droves while others consumed and join the march against cancer and other diseases (Scorpio rules cancer and cancer treatments).

And let's not forget the 1976 Olympics hosted by Montreal, Canada which brought us decathlete Bruce Jenner and gymnast Nadia Comaneci who wowed the world with the perfect "10" scores.

Sagittarius (1981 to 1988)

Still stuck in an economic recession, many people fought hard to obtain student grants and loans so that they acquired a university education. This was an era of Reaganomics and trickle down wealth which suggested a bone dry desert as far as wealth was concerned unless you were a Reagan, a Bush, or a celebrity.

Wives of US politicians formed a committee to censor rock and rap music launching the warning sticker war on youth culture. Ideologies clashed as sung by political crooner Billy Bragg. Meanwhile, another Sagittarius musician, Tom Waits wooed fans with his exaggerated sandpaper and whiskey voice. Seattle's grunge music gained traction and world-renowned giving Seattle a new identity that went beyond airplanes, the Space Needle, and computer software.

Religious right people threatened the civil and religious rights, not to mention reproduction rights. Their voices grew strident and Canadian author Margaret Atwood wrote the creepy Handmaid's Tale in response to US conservatism. But it wasn't any better in Margaret Thatcher's England or any number of countries led by "fascist" regimes (this included Latin American countries).

*Capricorn (1988 to 1995 with overlaps in 1996)

The most important year and transit as far as I'm concerned are Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune in conjunction that occurred in 1989. People born during this time or even from 1988 until 1991 came to this planet with the soul blueprint of leadership. But these folks lead from the bottom up instead of the top down. They are deeply concerned about economic injustice, the environment, and corruption in high and low places. I call this group the Master Rebuilders and they represent every industry. They are either beginning or completing their Saturn Returns so watch out. A good example is the US Congress Woman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Other than that, with dotcoms rising and falling; a wave of entrepreneurs in various industries and endeavors started do-it-yourself movements. This was the era of homemade zines, chapbooks, independent record labels operated out of basements and garages. This was the time when people ran up their Visa cards to make the next independent movie to go viral. By the end of this time period, more people possessed personal computers, cell phones, and their first dial-up account to send e-mail to people across the world.

This era also brought us marketing labels for those folks born in the 1960s such as "Generation X" and "slackers". Seattle musician Sara DeBell released an album called Grunge Light (1993) which as it turned out was a fabulously crafted recording. We also saw the rise of independent cinema as well as, smaller film festivals such as Sundance Film Festival gaining notoriety.

Aquarius (1996 to 2003)

Uranus moved back home in its own sign of Aquarius. If you were expecting iconic events and people, they came in droves. In 1999 alone as we prepared for the new millennium, people from around the world flocked to Seattle at attending the anti-WTO rallies (turned into a fiasco with multiple arrests, teargas, clay bullets, and anarchists damaging businesses). Then as 1999 came to a close, the world held its breath as we waited to see if the world's technology would end because of the K2 scare.

Also in Seattle, it wasn't uncommon to see new wealth from Microsoft engineers and owners of software companies in the form of Jaguars and other designer cars parked on Broadway and around the overpriced city. Music also took on a high-tech approach sounding more like video game prompts than actual melodies. But at least world music festivals such as WOMAD in various locations reminded us of musical traditions and got us dancing.

The talk revolved around solar power (Leo) and wind turbines (Aquarius). Green architecture turned into buzzwords and permaculture caught people's attention as did the Volunteer Simplicity movement. Grassroots groups grew in number and I found myself joining conversational groups in cafes. Documentary filmmaking attracted numbers of filmmakers wanting to send a message out to the world on various causes.

However, the most shocking event when Uranus transited in Aquarius happened on September 11, 2001, with the bombing of the Twin Towers (World Trade Center) and the attacks on the US Pentagon. This event ushered a time of terror and fear that caused people to also spend less money and to become suspicious of the government (and all its new anti-terrorism laws). Pluto transited in Sagittarius at this time which caused us to fear other ethnicities but also to fear our loss of freedom.

During this time, we saw the increase of people receiving and giving energy healings from acupuncture to cranial sacral treatments, to reiki healings. We delved deeper into quantum physics and eventually, learned that everything has consciousness including water crystals (but this would come when Uranus transited in Pisces). Shamanism also made a comeback as did working with totem animals.

  Pisces (2003-2010, overlaps with Aries in 2010)

When Uranus moved into Pisces we experienced the dissolution of institutions (banks, Wall Street), old beliefs, for some people, homes. By 2008, the housing bubble popped when Pluto transited from the overinflated Sagittarius energy to the conservative Capricorn. Banks failed. Wall Street crashed and the Bush Administration in the US bailed out the culprits alerting the American people to the hard times to come.

Big box stores closed like in a game of dominoes--one after the other, leaving its workers in a bind. People lived in cars, in shelters, on the couches of relatives and friends. People's credit was destroyed and homes all across the US, but especially in Florida went into foreclosure. The economy tanked (I lost my contract job too).

Meanwhile, we found our solace in music, yoga, and dance. We exchanged and bartered for energy and natural healing for our stressed-out bodies. We read books about the healing power of music. Sound healing and music therapy drew in students, and musicians learned about the consciousness of their music too. We were still placing our health in Mozart's hands (and had been doing so since 1997). We also saw musical styles and traditions wed creating new genres.

With the popularity of Harry Potter novels and other YA series, more authors were writing YA novels and creating cash cows. Do-it-Yourself publishing attracted many new authors or early adopters of blogging, published books based on their blogs. People were likely to get lost in thrillers, fantasies, and romance. Uranus in Pisces welcomed the escape artist in all of us.

Sadly, this was also the era of the motto, "You create your own reality" which instead of radiating compassion for others, distanced confused people who had only known a life of victimhood and post-trauma. Abraham Hicks and other New Thought teachers along with kirtans sung in Sanscrit were best-sellers.

Let's not forget about the power of Gaia that unleashed in hurricanes that brought down cities such as New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina. Then we entered an era of superstorms and people announcing that Climate Change is a reality and one that found its way to their doorsteps.

At least in the US, we moved away from the ultraconservative Bush Era to the refreshing Obama Era and the motto, "Yes, we can." But sadly, that would all be torn down in a few short years caused by a rigged election (2016).

  Aries (2010/11-2018/19)

Fresh in our minds, we recall Uranus in Aries bringing out our feisty side. We learned about the price of entitlement when we learned everything under the sun about the narcissistic personality. We delved into our shadow work by trying to play nice in the sandbox of our soul. But in the outer world, we fought for justice by joining with likeminded people who envisioned a communal lifestyle based on cooperation and sharing instead of the competitive model.

Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement, Transition Town, the rise in popularity of tiny homes, and the spotlight on the millennials found their sparks in Uranus in Aries. Sometimes, we practiced diplomacy as we worked for justice. Other times, we brought out the battering ram. Youth protested against gun violence in schools. The youth ran for political leadership positions and won. Our heroes were youngsters who answered calls to quests.

We placed less focus on the grandparent figures (Baby Boomers) and aimed our lens on youth (Millennials). We were done talking and poised to act. Meanwhile, veganism increased because of vegan influencers using social media and documentary films as their platforms. We saw a different type of activism that happened behind the scenes instead of in the streets. Yet, we still marched. And we still rallied.

Spiritually, people began turning away from the Law of Attraction and turning to healing shadows in their subconscious minds. They turned away from fortune tellers and chose to become the captain of their own ascension ships. After experiencing wake-up calls, many gifted spiritualists (and some fraud gurus) launched YouTube channels and became spiritual influencers. Oracle cards seemed more popular than Tarot cards. And Blog Talk Radio and similar stations offered new platforms for interviewing spiritual teachers and healers.

We learned about solar flares, the Schumann Resonance, channeling angels, and we also learned the lessons of discernment when it came to globbing onto popular spiritual teachers (who either started a cult or switched religions leaving their followers thrashing in the deep spiritual waters).

And despite all that, we're still standing even though, along the way, we lost many of our great musical icons including David Bowie, Prince, Maurice White (Earth, Wind, and Fire), and Aretha Franklin, just to name a few.

One of the most interesting breakthroughs of this era besides research in neuroscience was crowdfunding to pay medical bills, launch YouTube channels, launch businesses, pay to rescue animals, etc...An interest in intentional communities resurfaced too along with homesteading. And let's not forget the growing urban farming trends.

Taurus (2018/19 to 2026)

And now, here we are with Uranus transiting once again in Taurus. It's too early to tell what will happen with this wild card planet. But we do know that Uranus in Taurus will have an impact on financial institutions, religious institutions, big agriculture, government, money markets, cattle, and it's going to toss out traditions.

We have already witness crazy weather patterns, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and fires that has us showing greater respect to Gaia. This will continue and hopefully, we learned from our farming mistakes from the 1930s, and we don't end up with another Dust Bowl. We simply can't afford it with our current earth population.

We will hear our hearts talking to us? Uranus in Taurus won't be an easy transit because Uranus promises to transform our values. But I wonder, how many of us will survive the Earth change and still be standing in 2026?

If there is any publishers or sponsors who would like to finance the writing of a full-length book on this topic, please contact me. Otherwise, expect a Patreon fundraiser by 2020.

Monday, April 8, 2019

April 2019--12 Energies for the Zodiac Signs

I've been working with Archangel Metatron and he's been changing things up a bit. In the past, I wrote forecasts for each of the Zodiac Signs. But now, we are exploring the energies for each of the signs on a monthly basis. Each sign has a dominant planet each month or even for a year or several years, depending on the planet associated with it.

The other new practice revolves around movies I see in my mind for each sign. And I also tune into the energies as in the vibrations of the planets. As the planet Earth shifts its consciousness and we usher in a time of greater light and wisdom, it's time to enter a new age of astrology. However, the transition period feels bumpy as we work out the terrain.

Aries--You move out of the energies of Uranus and enter the energy of Chiron. However, since Uranus is only in the first few degrees of the adjacent sign, Taurus in 2019, you are completing a cycle that brought radical changes to the areas of your life where you have Aries or Libra on the cusps of your Natal Houses. Aries Ascendant folks polish their new identity and take it out on a trail run. If this new identity still feels wobbly, don't worry. By 2020, you'll forget who you were in the past. The movie image that comes to mind is from "Muriel's Wedding" when Muriel announces her new self. It wouldn't be a bad idea to watch that movie.

Taurus--Uranus brings massive changes to your life, especially where you have Taurus and Scorpio on the cusps of your Natal Houses. I am seeing a sexual revolution for Taurus Ascendant and Scorpio Ascendant people. The image I have is of the feminist's movement in the 1960s. Taurus, in April, you must decide between freedom or security because you can't have both. Another image I have is of someone selling a home to hit the road in a tiny house van. Don't worry because this tiny house has all the comforts one would require. Uranus stirs up dust and you long to get your hands in the soil so you can grow food and flowers. Don't forget to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

Gemini--Your planet this month is Mars. Your greatest challenge is to speak with diplomacy and kindness instead of using words like a sword. However, wordplay turns you on this month and finding the right partner to test your lingual sword takes priority.  You are like The Magician and an alchemist with syntax and grammar. You explore the power of words and others relate deeply to your metaphysical knowledge. You also have restless energy so find an outlet such as walking or jogging which allows you to untangle your thoughts.

Cancer--The North Node rules you this month. I know this is not a planet. However, the North Node rules where we are heading. This energy rocks your sense of security, especially since Pluto, Saturn, and the South Node oppose you. Cancer Ascendant and Cancer Moon people learn to follow their gut instincts even when that has them going against the grain of those closest to you. You learn to hear the wisdom in your body. And some of you explore your ability to heal yourself by listening to the sensations in your body. Mother Nature calls to you and each day is Earth Day.

Leo--The only planetary energy I pick up for you is Uranus. Uranus is in the Sign of the Bull. You get in touch with your primal instincts and you explore the animal or plant kingdom. If you don't already have a pet, you are encouraged to adopt a furry companion but use discernment. Most likely, an animal adopts you.

I have also been getting an important message for Leo in the past few months. You are the Master Lightworker because of your Sun Ruler. Solar flares and other activities with the Sun, including the eclipses coming up this summer, directly affect you. Remember that the brighter you shine your light, the deeper your shadows appear. It's time to clean up your energy field by dealing with your shadows. We are looking to you as leaders.

Virgo--Mercury comes up as your planet for April. I see nervous energy swirling around you and insomnia for some Virgos. It's time to give up the idea of perfection. I'm not asking you to settle for less but to become realistic. You are called to serve from the heart but remember to take breaks and to use discernment. There are some folks who you can't save no matter how hard you try.

Mercury brings quicksilver energy to you and you feel like a magician when it comes to manifestation. Focus on the power of words and just like Gemini, make sure that you use more diplomacy than speaking off the cuff.

Libra--I'm picking up Pluto for Libra this month. Yes, Pluto is in Capricorn and this dark boy planet asks you to take responsibility for your life. You are standing at a crossroad of an important decision. It's time to get in touch with your darker side also known as the shadow. Dig deep into your unconscious and heal passive-aggressive behavior. This usually shows up through partners or close friends. Don't toss the baby out with the bathwater just because you don't enjoy the scrutiny spotlight. The good news is that you'll get to know yourself. Think of it as deep diving.

Scorpio--Saturn is your planet this month. The focus is on the melting of time-space reality and conjuring a world without the old structures. Uranus is blowing up structure anyway and leading you on a radical path. If you didn't care about politics or economics in the past, you care about those topics this month. In fact, you burn with passion for a new world vision. Write down the glimpses of this vision and record your dreams. You are another sign that prefers security, especially in the financial realm. Choose freedom instead. At least you don't sell your soul to the puppetmasters.

Sagittarius--Jupiter is your planet for the month and for the year. The image I have is a horse free of its saddle and reins. I see mustangs running across the deserts of the American Southwest. I see traditional Native American Indians. Freedom is the buzz word for you and this means freedom from dogma, religion, higher institutions, and any other entity you placed high above you. If you want to obtain wisdom, just tune into your heart and liver. Yes, it's all there in your own body.

Capricorn--Saturn is the planetary energy for you this week. Fortunately, you were born with this energy. Building a new structure in your life is key. Don't focus on the world's structures at this time. Oddly, by rebuilding your own life, you create a lattice for the planet. I also see some of you working with gemstones so that you lay out the grids for the New Earth. In any case, gemstones and anything to do with the earth's structure feels like home to you. Capricorn Ascendant people resemble diamonds in the rough. But soon you're going to shine like the most precious gems.

Aquarius--Get in touch with your animal nature. Uranus is your planet for the month and until you get in touch with your physical body and nourish it, I see a case of nerves coming on. Headaches could result from overanalysis. Go for a walk. Take a vacation from technology. Get in touch with the natural world. This is what Uranus in Taurus asks you to do. You don't need to kiss a cow but walk the slow lane for a while to recharge your batteries.

You might find that you're doing shadow work with Leos. If you feel the opposition to the Lion, it's time to make peace. After all, Aquarius is part, Leo. Each Zodiac Sign contains its opposite energy and integration brings health and wholeness.

Pisces--Mercury races through your sign while picking up debris it left behind during the retrograde. Some of you feel unsteady on your feet. Some of you need to take better care of your feet, especially dancers. Walk barefoot in the park and watch where you step. Neptune is your planet for April and beyond. The song I hear is "Dream a Little Dream for Me" and the images I see comes from Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" and "La Strada". Make sure you don't get caught up in someone else' nightmare. Don't dance with co-dependent people. Happiness is within reach after you heal all addictions.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Neptune Girl News Discontinues

Due to the amount of work it takes to produce Neptune Girl News and its bad performance (as far as marketing Whole Astrology), I have discontinued it.

The open rate is under 30 percent. Only one client used a monthly coupon (for the entire two years of the newsletter).

I launched Neptune Girl News during the spring of 2017 after attending a online marketing workshop. And now I would rather spend my time networking with spiritual radio hosts and print magazines hoping for promotion in those venues.

If you are a radio host or journalist who writes about astrologers and channels, contact me. Thank you.

And the reminder to myself and anyone reading this post is Whole Astrology is a business. It is a business with a mission of earning money through helping others. It should contain an equal balance of giving and receiving.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Aquarius New Moon (February 4, 2019) Forecasts for the Zodiac Signs

What's Up for Your Element for the Aquarius New Moon?

The Aquarius New Moon often comes with surprises and odd twists for our life stories. What's up for you and your sign? And check out my general forecast for this New Moon on my YouTube channel, Astrologer Patricia.

Air Signs (Aquarius, Gemini, & Libra)

Since the New Moon is in an Air Sign, we feel an explosion of mental energy. Ideas, thoughts, epiphanies, and logical suggestions float around. And we also experience sudden revelations if we have dominant Air in our charts.

Aquarius, this New Moon brings you new ideas in the form of lightbulbs appearing over your head. And since your sign rules electricity you could experience lightbulbs popping as you enter a room. You might experience oddities with electronics or experience electrical storms or the loss of electricity. But don't despair because this is a time of breakthroughs and innovations that arrive powerfully in your thoughts.

Gemini, you have trouble keeping details in order. All that Sagittarus energy opposing you with Jupiter in his own sign, has you itching for a big adventure. But you can't seem to get your itenary in order and this drives you nuts. There could be miscommunications with your neighbors or in your community. Come back down to earth, Gemini, and pay attention to the mundane details of your life. Boy, are you full of ideas and you want to share them on social media. Just make sure that others get a word in edgewise. A one-sided conversation is often boring.

Libra, you are also itching to explore new topics. And world travel grabs your attention. I see you reading travel magazines and blogs. I see you learning a new language or getting involved romantically with a foreigner through social media and then from travel. Use this time to beautify your mind and then you find balance in all areas of your life. Stay away from sugar since it can throw your mind into overload. Ditto for caffeine.

Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, & Sagittarius)

With Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Sagittarius there is a sense of restlessness. We are reading Joseph Campbell's Power of Myth again. We are running with wolves, at least in our minds. Life is an adventure and we are fired up and ready to soar above the everyday world.

Aries, you have old business to complete that started around 9 years ago. What was happening to you in 2012, 2014, and 2015? Oh, yes, those old issues are rearing up again and now you have the tools to finally put them to rest. With so many planets in Capricorn, it's time to bring maturity to the mix. Don't leap into areas where angels fear to tread. Yes, you are feeling that fire under your feet and it's okay to take action. However, give it some thought before you act. Impulsive actions lead to consequences.

Leo, you are actually feeling pleased to not land in the spotlight at this time. You lay low while Uranus completes its tour-of-duty in Aries. It's time to reflect on your accomplishments and to practice self-care. What are your current values? Where would you like to plug into to make the world a better place? What desires burns inside you now that benefits humanity? When you figure that out, then design your plan. And later this year, you can move forward and return to the spotlight.

Sagittarius, freedom and mind expansion call to you. Go where you haven't gone before. Date a different type of personality. Eat a new food. And delve into a new spiritual practice or philosophy. You are about expansion so expand.

Water Signs (Pisces, Cancer, & Scorpio)

Our emotions get us tangled up in blue as Bob Dylan cleverly worded it once in a song. Speaking of music, we must go with the flow by connecting to music through dancing, singing, and composing. If you believe that you have no musical gifts, then at least find high-vibrational music to plug into.

Pisces, you never have a problem with the flow of life. You are also rhythmically-gifted and your feet were designed for dancing. But I'm seeing health problems with feet as in not being able to move forward. What keeps your feet stuck in the mud? Is it the mud itself? Going with the flow does involve the arts and spiritual reflection. Some of you discover your teaching and healing gifts around this New Moon. Congratulations. It's time to move to the next level in the cosmic dance.

Cancer, with the North Node in your sign for another 16 months, how are you going to nurture you? How are you going to nurture others. Home is where the heart is or perhaps, the heart is where the home exist. Home, hearth, and food nourishment matter to you more than ever. Change your diet. Change the world diet. Get out there and speak about food and food security. Speak up for children. It's time to advocate for the things that matter to you. And spend time blessing water. We are the water gods and goddesses of the Zodiac.

Scorpio, did you know that Bill Gates is a Scorpio and not an Aquarius? Who would have thought, right? You are one of the most gifted of the Zodiac Signs but only if you focus your mind on giving instead of receiving. And heal the what's-in-it-for-me attitude. It's possible that you feel misunderstood emotionally during this New Moon in a detached Air Sign. People don't realize just how deep your emotions go and they go straight into the deep subconscious. Having said that, therapy works wonders for getting your emotions in balance. And Saturn, Pluto, and the other planets transiting through Capricorn give you a boost.

Earth Signs (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo)

Just like with Carole King's song, "I feel the Earth move under my skin," the Earth Sign people are the first to feel any earth changes occurring underneath our feet. You tend to walk around barefoot anyway. And nature calls to you in a shamanic voice. You have reached the conclusion that talking to rocks and trees is not crazy stuff. Since people see you as serious and grounded, why not shake things up a bit?

Capricorn, I start with you because you lead the fray. We depend on your for mature and responsible leadership. So, can you deliver our expectations? More than any sign, you reap what you sow and instantly. Remember the words to the John Lennon song because those words apply to you. Past life stuff creeps up and there is that pesky lineage stuff to resolve as well. Take your time in this journey called self-healing and transform it into self-discovery.

Taurus, with Uranus hanging out in the shadows, you suffer from a case of nerves. Energy for change and transformation lingers in the background. You worry about finances. You worry about agriculture and the shifting of values in the world. While you cling to traditions, this Aquarius New Moon energy wrestles you to the ground. You are not a forward-thinking sign but you are asked to innovate and become like the willow that bends with the wind. Gardening and growing food go well.

Virgo, get your body in shape. Stop criticizing it and wondering why you feel sick. Love every cell in your body and communicate with them. Your body knows how to heal itself. And since you are both a teacher and a healer, teach what you heal in yourself to others. And get some deep rest because an Aquarius New Moon could fry your nerves. Talk therapy goes well.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

January 20, 2019--Leo Lunar Eclipse (final one in a cycle)

Breaking Down Walls & Expressing Vulnerability 

Some of you will recall me mentioning showing up authentically in my podcasts from the past year and a half. This was due to the North Node in Leo and the South Node in Aquarius. The energies of that eclipse cycle told us to show up in a crowd or a group and to speak our truth.

The January 20 Lunar Eclipse at 0 degrees Leo asks us if we learned the lesson. And now, the new lesson with the North Node in Cancer is to feel safe in our vulnerability. The lesson is to tear down the walls that protect us so that we have better intimacy with others and with ourselves. Cancer rules the hearth and home; it rules the mother and nourishment as well as, the breasts and the stomach. And what could be more vulnerable than those parts of our body?

We look at digestion both physically and metaphorically along with what we feel is consuming us. We become less extroverted and more introverted as we reflect instead of a projection. And the energy also transforms from Fixed to Cardinal. We want to move ahead, make some progress, and make changes in our lives that stem from deep reflection.

So, first we learned the lesson of being true to ourselves in groups and now, we go deeper with knowing ourselves to have the ability to express ourselves even in sensitive situations. Think of the mother encouraging the toddler to have his own preferences separate from her own. When we spend time in our sanctum we discover who we are in regard to our birth mothers or any other person who was responsible for nourishing us.

And oddly, during the time of the North Node in Cancer we are going to delve into food security, food safety, nourishment, vitamins, food preparation, and eating disorders, especially when planets are transiting in Cancer, Taurus, or Virgo. But what about the Leo Lunar Eclipse? What can we expect from the ruler of the Sun and the ruler of Uranus during the post-holiday month?

If this Leo Lunar Eclipse had a personality then I would say that it does not want to give up its throne, especially not to its neighbor sign, Cancer. This stubborn lion tells us to stay in the realm of outward creativity and tell the truth of our hearts. And maybe it's not so easy for the Leo-Aquarius cycle to give up the throne because the nodes were dogged by Uranus in Taurus and Jupiter in Scorpio in the form of Grand Fixed Squares.

We took on the tasks of defining our true values, probing deep in our subconscious to unleash our primal instincts and faulty wiring instead of charging ahead in a leadership position with an arts or grassroots organization or getting recognition of our talents. And that cycle sped by quickly too.

There was a lot on that proverbial plate. And now, it's time to digest everything we learned during those 18 months. We all experience the energies of the Crab and the Goat for the next journey. But wait as we make a pitstop in the land of Leo before venturing to the shores of our consciousness. This Leo Lunar eclipse comes with more baggage too as Uranus is in an out-of-sign square with the Aquarius Sun and the Leo Moon. And Uranus is gaining momentum in a forward direction as it went Direct the day after the Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on January 5.

When Uranus lands back in Taurus the first week of March, we will revisit the themes of this Lunar Eclipse, especially when Uranus is at 0 degrees Taurus and in an exact square with the eclipse Moon and Sun degree. And if that lesson isn't enough to consider (whatever it is for you), then don't get lost in a fog with the Jupiter-Neptune square which at least is separating by one degree during this eclipse.

Meanwhile, Mars in Aries is still in a square with Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node as well as the North Node in Cancer. Mars represents children, passion, drive, motivation, sexual energy, and the pursuit of our desires. Mars also represents young men, warriors, cars, the police, guns, and violence. So, we will see that energy coming up against authority, fathers, big banks, financial institutions, mothers, and even the home. As far as weather, we could see fierce winter storms in the northern hemisphere and dry heat and possibly earthquakes in the southern hemisphere but don't quote me on this because I'm not a mundane astrologer (and mundane astrology is complex).

Overall, this Leo Lunar Eclipse asks us to finish up the old business from the eclipse cycle of Leo-Aquarius but at the same time, it asks us to venture into a new journey of authenticity and vulnerability. It's not only time to step up on the world stage but it's time to express our inner self. Remember the words of the Cowardly Lion, "Courage..."

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Capricorn Solar Eclipse on January 5, 2019--Wow!

Capricorn Solar Eclipse--Balancing Karma & Rebuilding

It seems like yesterday that we experienced eclipses in Cardinal signs. With the North Node now in Cancer the eclipses (with the exception of the Lunar Eclipse at 0 degrees Leo) the eclipses fall under the signs Cancer and Capricorn. And any time we experience major planetary events in Cardinal signs we know that the changes that come with that event are permanent or at least long-lasting. So, what can we expect from the Solar Eclipse at 15 degrees Capricorn during the first week of January?

Well, if you have your Sun, Moon, or Rising Sign in any of the Cardinal Signs (and you know who you are), then wherever those signs fall in your Natal Chart shows you where one door closes and another one opens. And we're looking at four areas of your life (take a look at the cusps where Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn are in your chart. And then look up my Astro Cheat Sheet for further assistance).

Actually, everyone has those signs in their Natal charts and everyone is going to feel that they must take more responsibility or respond differently in those areas that the houses represent. I'm a bit technical here but bear with me. And if you would like help reading your chart, sign up for a moon chart reading.

A Solar Eclipse represents new beginnings but these beginnings are unstable. Never launch anything new or even set new intentions during an eclipse or during its shadow (3 days before and 3 days after the eclipse or between a solar and a lunar eclipse). We are in the dark literally. The earth comes between the Sun and the Moon causing a shadow over the Sun. And the Sun represents our identity and our clarity.

I remember the Solar Eclipse in Leo from the summer of 2017. It threw me for a loop. I walked around Bellingham trying to run errands and I felt lost. I couldn't get anything done and my skin kept burning up and I experienced sweats throughout that day. And the light was too bright that I wanted to hide in the dark and rest my eyes. That's the power of a solar eclipse. But the one coming up is not in Leo. It's in Capricorn and for me, during the winter and we won't see it where I live because it will already be the night.

But in the places where people can view the eclipse is a different story. I learned that those places under the path of the eclipse experience dramatic events. And the US certainly did after the sighting of the Leo Solar Eclipse the summer of 2017! And some of us are still recovering from the huge lessons we learned along the way about telling our truth and living authentic lives.

Please watch my podcast on the Capricorn Solar Eclipse on Astrologer Patricia (YouTube). The highlights are a sweeping cluster of planets and the South Node in Capricorn (Mercury, Saturn, Sun, Moon, and Pluto) opposing the North Node in Cancer and squaring Uranus and Mars in Aries. Meanwhile, Jupiter is in a square with Neptune. Chiron is RX in Pisces. And Venus is finishing up her transit in Scorpio conjunct Ceres. It's like women are taking the brunt of this energy but steel yourself because this is the last of the dinosaurs trying to usurp our power.

Earth (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo)

Out of the three signs, Capricorn experiences the most impact from this earthy solar eclipse. Capricorns experience karmic clearing that can show up as an illness or other stressful events. We won't be able to lean on you around the time of the eclipse as you will need to escape from the fray and practice extreme self-care.

Perhaps, you can lean on your Taurus and Virgo brothers and sisters of the soul. These folks are less impacted by the eclipse and actually, they experience financial boosts and success in the material realm as long as they stick with their values. They also benefit from earth stewardship practices. Gaia is calling to you.

Water (Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio)

With the North Node in Cancer, Uranus, and Mars in a square with you and a cluster of planets (half the planets) opposing you, Cancer you must stand your ground. It's not time to throw caution to the wind and it is time to step away and practice self-care. Nourish your mind-body-spirit and when you do this, you inspire others to follow your examples.

All of the Cardinal Signs are balancing karma, but Capricorn is hit the hardest since Saturn rules karma and Saturn is ruled by Capricorn. But Cancerians, Capricorn is also representing your polar opposite and your shadow so what you see in them is also your unclaimed self! You want to revolutionalize the world, but first, start with yourself and reassess your new value system. Then once you have reflected on that, it's time to move forward.

Scorpio and Pisces experience sextiles with the South Node and the planets in Capricorn. Scorpio fairs the best since it also experiences flowing aspects with Chiron and Neptune as well as, the North Node. In addition, Venus and Ceres transit in Scorpio. Pisces has Chiron RX and Neptune in its sign but it also has that crazy square with Jupiter to contend with and it misses Mars which moved forward into Aries.

And one last caveat for the Water Signs is that with all that bombastic energy flying during the solar eclipse and the eclipse season, your sensitivity could lead to illness if you don't practice self-care and stay away from aggressive people.

Fire (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius)

Despite having Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Sagittarius, the earthy solar eclipse leaves you stuck on the ground. It's like someone soaked your wings in a heavy oil and you appear to flounder under the weight. You want to travel but you run into restrictions. You share your optimism only to have the others slap you in the face with realism. And for Aries who experiences Mars and Uranus in your sign, but in a square with the nodes and the cluster of planets in Capricorn, you feel like you just can't win. And you want to conquer others with your ideas and competitive pursuits. Others will ask you to grow up and respond maturely to your life circumstances.

Sagittarius' planet Jupiter squares Neptune. And now, it's easy to go into combat to protect one's religious or philosophical beliefs. And you don't care for all the Debbie Downers spouting cynical remarks and talking about their realities, which to you seem too grim. You search high and low for a party or something to celebrate but unfortunately, the lay of the land is like a gray desert that stretches beyond the horizon. This too shall pass.

So, where does that leave you, Leo? You actually benefit from the drive Mars and Uranus give you and Jupiter in Sagittarius motivates important life changes. You are poised to take on the world. Unfortunately, the Sun, which represents you, is hidden behind the moon shadows. And Venus and Ceres square you. Take some time out for creative pursuits just for the pleasure of it. This will at least feed your soul during this heavy passage of time.

Air (Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra)

Libra experiences the squares with the nodes, the opposition of Mars and Uranus, and the square with the Capricorn planets. Feeling exhausted? Your main duty is to play referee for the warring forces. And for your personal life, balancing your diet leads to better health. Eating junk food can lead to the disease at this time. And don't forget to drink plenty of purified water as you need to wash out the toxic energies from your body.

Gemini experiences the opposition with Jupiter and the square with Neptune. Expand your world vision and get quantum. You pay too much attention to details and you miss the forest. You miss the expansive cosmos and astral projection. You do have your facts straight and this helps your Sagittarius and Pisces friends. At least someone is logical during this chaotic week.

Aquarius is in the free and clear. You don't have any major squares or oppositions or conjunctions to block your way, with the exception of the asteroid Vesta in your sign and Venus and Ceres in a square with you. And this just has you once again marching for women's rights and also Gaia's rights. You support grassroots causes during this time, but cool off before dealing with the opposition. Your job is to inspire not to set the match.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Cancer Full Moon, December 22, 2018--Mother Gaia

Be Here on Gaia Now--The Cancer Full Moon for 2018

December is a time when we feel like coming home. Whether that means coming home to our spiritual center, our heart, or an actual house, during the Cancer Full Moon on the 22nd with the Moon and Sun at 0 degrees in Cardinal Signs, we choose to fling off our world cloaks and take a respite. (This Moon occurs one day after the Solstice).

But first, we experience the Sagittarius New Moon at the beginning of the month which sends our feelers outward to other countries, other lands, and even into fantasies. We begin December on a vagabond note and we end it back at home as if the hero returns from his long journey to rest on his laurels. It's a time we circle around a proverbial hearth and share our stories and our battle wounds. It's time of elders passing on wisdom to children in the best scenarios. It's a nostalgic time in which we nourish our stomachs with food and our hearts with universal stories.

The dark side of this Cancer Moon is that we might exclude others from our tribe. Issues around migration (both domestic and international) ignite arguments. Doors are slammed in people's faces if they are of a different race or religion or even political belief.

And yet, Mars, Neptune, and Chiron in Pisces ask us to pause and reflect on our fearful behaviors that would prevent us from forgiving others and holding a compassionate space for others. Why must we quickly judge others and their circumstances? And yet, we do with the Sun, South Node, and Pluto in Capricorn and the Moon and the North Node in Cancer.

And relationships between parents and children surface too because the Cardinal Signs are controlling and demanding in their worst light. And because Uranus is retrograde in Aries and in a wide square with Pluto and the nodes, we see the tension between children who seek independence and their right to be authentic at war with parents who think they know what's best for their brood.

But I think the biggest theme of this Full Moon revolves around houses. We look at alternative houses which include vans, trailers, yurts, tiny homes versus the traditional house which is out of many people's financial reach. We ask ourselves what is truly home for each of us despite what we were told in the past or despite what city zoning allows. We debate about tiny houses and legalizing them and even creating communities for people to plant their tiny homes. And we look at patterns of migration when having a house on wheels makes sense. We also look at alternative building materials since wood from forests is becoming more and more scarce due to wildfires. And like it or not, we're going to look at changes happening on the mother of them all, Gaia. What's up with that?

And speaking of Gaia, I plan on staying here where my soul is starting to feel at home as I heal PTSD. I'm not waiting for a spaceship to show up and take me to another planet or galaxy. This Cancer Full Moon has a ripeness of here and now. You've heard the saying, "Be here now". We all have heard this saying in the spiritual communities. And why are we dreaming so much of living elsewhere?

Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in Capricorn tell us to take responsibility for what is ours on this planet and in our home, which is this planet. It is up to each of us to clean up whatever mess we've made whether that is sending negative vibrations in the world through fear, worry, and hate. And it is also about cleaning up the physical messes we made because boy, is it hard for us humans to live lightly on the earth. And it is about taking responsibility for the leaders we elect and to lovingly keep them to their tasks. If they made promises to us then it is up to each of us to remind those leaders about their promises as they get lost in the rank and file of modern government.

And yet, despite all the Capricorn gloom, Jupiter and Mercury are telling us also to enjoy our time here. Can we enjoy our time on Earth without destroying our home? This planet is not a frat house so let's treat Gaia with some well-deserving respect. If this sounds like a lecture it is because I was born with my Sun and Mercury in Cancer, my Ascendant in Capricorn and my North Node in Cancer. My entire life seems to be about taking responsibility for my stuff and not enabling others to dump their stuff on me.

Other themes that surface now are self-care and nourishment of the soul through nourishment of the body. We are asked to drink more purified water and to cleanse our bodies. We are asked to work with the mineral kingdom and to empower ourselves by allowing Gaia to recharge our batteries and help us get in touch with the powerful field around our heart.

Remember that Cancer represents the breasts and how we nourish ourselves and then others. Cancer rules mothers, home, the hearth, and nourishment. So, take some time to give yourself love and compassion. These are the two ingredients that ensure your well-being through the holiday season and into the next season.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Article: Jupiter Square Neptune--Pause Before Taking That Leap


Jupiter Square Neptune--Dreams versus Delusions

Jupiter has moved into Sagittarius, now what? 

It’s actually more complicated than Jupiter returning to Sagittarius after a 12-month journey around the Zodiac. We receive the concentrated form of Jupiter when it is in its own sign Sagittarius. And then, when Jupiter forms squares with Neptune, also in its own sign, Pisces, we lose the plot. Fortunately, Saturn forms sextiles with Neptune in 2019 which prevents us from completely tossing out the old structures of our lives.

However, since Jupiter and Neptune are both expansive as well as, otherworldly planets, many will get lost in the cosmos. It’s easy to forget facts and believe anything with this square. And it’s easy to get involved with cult-like groups or to be swayed by false collective beliefs. Even the most educated person who fails to use discernment can fall into a nebulous trap, especially when several planets are either in Pisces or Sagittarius. We’re going to thank Saturn and Pluto for their transits in Capricorn and then later in the year, we’ll also thank Uranus transiting in Taurus, the most grounded of the Zodiac Signs.

The other important topic to mention is that Saturn is also in its own sign and Saturn forms a conjunction with Pluto (not exact, in March and April, right after Uranus swings into Taurus again! We know we must change or change is forced on us. But these transits are saying that the transformation process is not all rainbows and unicorns. We won’t be waxing purple prose and if we don’t buck up to our wounds or make friends with our shadows (Pluto in Capricorn), then life could turn into insufferable situation quickly, as quickly as Uranus can say its own name...

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Monday, November 12, 2018

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sagittarius New Moon (12-06-18)--Pie in the Sky or True Freedom?


Sagittarius New Moon--The Sky is the Limit

With Jupiter now in its own sign Sagittarius, the New Moon in Sagittarius brings expansion. And as I write these words, a piano concerto by the Sagittarius composer Beethoven plays in the background. I feel exuberance as my sore hands type this post. And yet, I have faith that it will get done and reach the right people.

The Sagittarius New Moon on December 6 brings us hope and we even look forward to the holiday season. We might even feel hope for the upcoming new year. And Mercury also goes direct in Scorpio on this day. Now, we can clear up communication, find a good sale on the electronics we need to replace because of the Mercury RX period. And like the Satyr symbol for Sagittarius, our eyes are on the sky, and our we aim our arrows at the prize, whatever that is for each of us.

This Moon at 15 degrees Sagittarius along with Jupiter at 6 degrees Sagittarius ask us where would we like to travel in the world if money wasn't an issue? What adventure would we like to pursue? Would we like to master a new subject or practice? Some of you pursue higher education. Some of you teach, lecture or write to a larger audience. And some of you publish books during this cycle. And even if we are only armchair travelers reading about other people's adventures, we are still engaging with the wider world. We want to know what is possible for impossible dreams don't exist when Sagittarius calls the shots.

For a more detailed look of the Sagittarius New Moon check out my video on Astrologer Patricia. For now, I'm going to give a breakdown of the signs for this transit.

Fire Signs

You come out of the shadows and hop until everyone's radar. You are the life of the party spicing up conversations with your many life adventures and your dreams of traveling to new places. You want to revolutionize the world beginning with people's attitudes. You motivate us to get our acts together and to dream the dream and put it into action. You remind us of the hero's quest and that the journey is worth taking for the sake of the journey and not the destination.

Watch out for Neptune fantasies and keep it real with your feet on the ground (Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn). Uranus has you fired up again to the injustices in the world but Jupiter in Sagittarius gives you the passion to make changes happen. Shine your light this holiday season.

Water Signs

Where there is hope you make progress. You feel reflective with Chiron, Mars, and Neptune in Pisces, the North Node in Cancer, and Mercury now direct in Scorpio. Perhaps, you wax nostalgia as you listen to old holiday songs and sit on the couch watching holiday movies. You certainly feel sentimental towards yourself and others. And many of you will actually enjoy this holiday season with family and you wonder how this is possible.

Practice self-care and find alone time to reassess your growth from the previous year. Make plans for long-distance travel with your closest friends or a loved one. Drink plenty of water and stay away from too many sweets. If you find yourself craving junk food take a look at where your life lacks passion and sustenance and then do something about it.

Earth Signs

You feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. And you do. People turn to you for your wisdom and strength. This is why practicing self-care is crucial around this New Moon. Many of you see an upswing in massage or bodywork clients or you find that you are coaching more people to find their own strengths and to face their weaknesses.

Take good care of your physical body and your physical structures as in your homes. But remember that home is just a physical structure and a true home is where your heart resides. You are the master rebuilders but rebuild your own life before rolling up your sleeves and tackling the lives of others. And practice what you preach.

Air Signs

It's so easy to get stuck in cynicism while watching or reading about world events. But why not take a cue from your Fire Sign friends and go on an adventure? Get out of your head this holiday season and get in touch with your body through sensations and feelings. And if you weren't too cynical what would you like to do with your life? What would you like to do today to make that happen? Jupiter is actually pounding on your door asking you to come outside and play.

Grab your kayak or your bike and hit the water or road. Write a poem. Take a photograph. And make a gratitude list to knock you out of the doldrums. Life isn't perfect but so what? You can change your thoughts with some practice and change the tune you sing. Better yet, go hang out with a Sagittarius for a day. That will enlighten you.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Gemini Full Moon on November 22, 2018--Everyone's Talking


The Gift of Gab & Learning New Skills: Gemini Full Moon

Gemini is the most chatty sign in the Zodiac Wheel. It's considered one of the fun signs along with Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries. 

However, on the other side of that, Gemini is a curious and smart Air Sign. And Gemini children ask constant questions while hopping between their favorite subjects. We'll all feel like learning new subjects with this Mutable Full Moon because...

And after the first two weeks of November's drama, we will want to detach and disconnect. Two days after this Full Moon, Neptune turns direct so maybe this is a good time for making movies or watching them. We could also create movies in our own minds in the realm of fantasies. We might feel lost in the woods, but we'll enjoy the journey. And it is also a good time to fly a kite or stare up at the night sky and contemplate the vastness of the universe.
Personally, I have two planets in Gemini--Mars and Venus. Mars in the 5th house challenges Pluto and Uranus in my 8th and Saturn and my Moon in the 2nd houses. So, I'm not having much fun as far as Mars goes, but I love to play with words and words are like swords on bad days. 

My Venus in Gemini is a retrograde Singleton in my 6th house of health and daily health. And lately, she has been teaming up with Saturn in Capricorn (not through an aspect) in causing pain in my hands. Gemini rules hands, the 6th house rules health, and Saturn is straddling my Ascendant in the 1st house which rules the body.

But I'm still looking forward to the Gemini Full Moon because it is laced with adventure. We dream large and answer the call to a personal quest. This is because this full Moon at 0 degrees opposes the Sun conjunct Jupiter and Gemini's planet Mercury RX. So, we don't just want to talk. We want some action. We want to travel further afield even overseas. We want to meet new kinds of people who pique our curiosity and boy, do we want to learn and expand our minds and our circumstances. People complain more than ever that they feel bored.

Mars in Pisces T-squares the Moon, the Sun, Jupiter, and Mercury. Mars is asking us to step outside of our comfort zone or our minds and to get in touch with our hearts. If you are bored then find a charity or cause and volunteer your time helping someone else. It could even be tutoring or working with at-risk youth. Otherwise, the energy of Mars in Pisces is wasted.

Meanwhile, Venus in the late degrees of Libra opposes Uranus RX in Aries. Now, for more evolved men and women, this could be a sexy time of wordplay. This energy reminds me of Shakespeare comedies where men square off with feisty women. Both sexes sought equals in wit and in everyone another area. A dull inauthentic person might just hide out during this Moon. In any case, the wit during the Gemini Full Moon is biting at best.
If you are a writer, publisher, editor, pod-caster or broadcaster, you're going to love this Gemini Moon. This is a time to get your work out in the world. People will also be purchasing more books than usual during the week of the Gemini Full Moon. It is an extroverted time and a great time to network. And as more shifting occurs on the planet it might also be a good time to find a new job or to make a living with social media or another type of entrepreneurial effort involving communication and travel.

If you would like more in-depth information on this full Moon, please watch my Astrologer Patricia video on this Moon (YouTube).

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Jupiter Transit in Sagittarius (November 8, 2018)--Great Ball of Fire

After a year of deep soul diving, Jupiter leaves Scorpio at 4:38 a.m. Standard Pacific Time on November 8, 2018 and the gaseous planet enters its own sign Sagittarius. This means that several planets are transiting in their own signs. Neptune transits in Pisces, Jupiter transits in Sagittarius, Saturn transits in Capricorn and Venus transits retrograde in one of her co-rulers Libra.

I pulled a chart for Jupiter's switch from Scorpio to Sagittarius even though Jupiter will remain in the mutable fire sign for 12+ months, ending on December 2, 2019. The expansive planet is even expanding its stay in its own sign! The transit is a few days shy of 13 instead of the usual 12 months. And in December 2, 2019, Jupiter moves into Capricorn where it will eventually hook up with Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Some astrologers are calling this a Golden Age period. (They must have a lot of Sagittarius in their natal charts).

But on November 8 of this year, the transiting Moon enters Sagittarius a few hours later and weds Jupiter. Meanwhile, we're still riding the energies of the Scorpio New Moon from two days earlier, the North Node changing signs into Cancer and Uranus transiting back to 29 degrees Aries. Whew! And you can gamble the house and kids that Jupiter is going to expand on optimism and also on adventure. Jupiter will transform Scorpio's gloom into something to laugh about--and we might just find ourselves chuckling at hyperbole and the drama that kept our eyes to the ground for the previous 12 months.

Jupiter and Sagittarius rule expansion. They rule adventure, higher learning, and laughing at life's hard knocks. What does not destroy a Sagittarius person (few things can) just causes the Jupiterian person to teach others what he or she has learned. They are world travelers, big-time attorneys, foreign diplomats, movie makers, horse-whisperers, professors, publishers, authors, and lecturers. With Jupiter in Sagittarius, there is a thing about hair (similar to Leo's with their manes), clothing takes on exaggerated proportions (think bell bottoms from the 1970s and platform shoes). People want bigger cars and bigger houses and even bigger families. It's super size me again. And yes, meal portions grow too creating expanded waistlines if you're not careful. And sadly, larger people end up as the butt of jokes.

As far as adventures, the sky is the limit. Remember Jupiter is ruled by a satyr shooting arrows at the stars. This is a time when people take foolish risks. It's a time of bold climbing as opposed to Capricorn's cautious climbing. It's a time of athletes and superheroes and the Star Trek Enterprise going where no man or woman has gone before. The publishing and movie industries turn to adventures to make a quick buck and they succeed. But on the other hand, philosophical documentaries do well also.

Some of us return to college to obtain higher degrees. Others take their lessons and teaching on the road or to foreign lands. This is a time of long-distance travel and new transportation modes. It is also a gypsy time of taking homes on the road such as tiny houses and a plethora of mobile homes. The other Sagittarius theme is freedom. So, on one hand, some people saddle themselves with larger homes while others sell their homes and hit the open road.

We start off the transit with Venus RX in Libra in an Air Trine with Mars in Aquarius so for me this feels like a Jane Austen novel with men and women talking about the differences between the sexes in a civil manner. But Venus opposes Uranus in Aries so Jane tosses in that feminist spirit. And everyone is talking on this day because of the Moon, Jupiter and Mercury in Sagittarius. But don't believe a word of it because exaggeration and sarcasm rule the day.

Both the Scorpio Sun and Neptune in Pisces are in mid-degrees so they are growing bored of whatever dream is sold on this day. The Scorpio Sun wants to delve beneath the surface but even she has lost interest in deep psychology even if Chiron retrograde in Pisces is still digging up childhood hurts and slights. And the only planet holding down the fort is Saturn at 5 degrees Capricorn. We will lean heavily on Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in 2019 for stability. Jupiter in Sagittarius tends to lose the house, metaphorically speaking.

So, this is not a stable time. It is a time when we laugh at our foibles but we also dread the unknown that stares us in the face. We want to make light of tragic situations and this feels cruel or heartless so some of us lose interests in this humor. While others turn to others to gossip and laugh out those they fail to understand.

And yet, we hear a call to a quest and a new adventure that only comes around once every twelve years. Pack your bags and take an enchanted journey.

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