We don’t hear much about the Cardinal Cross anymore, but during the first part of July it surges back into life. Our Big Issues – the ones we’ve been confronting since 2010 — will rear their heads…
We’re being teased, again, with that great cosmic riddle: How to tell the real truth from what passes for truth. The Saturn-Neptune square — the biggest deal of the year, astrologically – is exact again on 6/17-18.(1)
Even if we feel we’ve already been tested, we’ll be tested again. During the first week of the month, Venus and the Sun set Saturn and Neptune off, creating a T-square with Jupiter.… click here to continue reading.
In a year bristling with chaos, (1) let us take a few weeks out to celebrate the boundless fertility, order and serenity of Nature. As May begins, half the planets in the pantheon are in earth signs (2). When we connect the dots between their placements in the sky, the configurations they form are sublime.
What appears are a couple of equilateral triangles, the most harmonious pattern in astrology.… click here to continue reading.
What shape is your ego in? April’s transits will let you know, for better or worse.
But first we’d better figure out what we mean by “ego,” a concept about which the modern Western mind is deeply ambivalent. From the psychologists, we hear that a healthy ego should be strong and well-defined (which implicitly means yang: robust and forceful [tough luck, Mars in Pisces]). But from pop culture – and definitely from personal relationships — we hear that having a “big ego” makes us an asshole.… click here to continue reading.
March is abuzz with transits — the kind where knowing about them ahead of time can avoid a lot of drama.
Detachment amidst attachment
The buzz starts on that singular calendar date that’s also a command: March fourth. For a couple of days that first week, Mercury squares Mars in late fixed signs. Our communications are interrupted by infusions of ego.
Mars is the urge to get what we want. In Scorpio, it does so with stealth, using strategy and manipulation.… click here to continue reading.
Reports of the death of the Uranus-Pluto square have been greatly exaggerated.
Have you, too, been hearing that this transit is over? So wrong. Although their final exactitude (1) was last March, Uranus and Pluto will be within orb for years. Right now, the transit is only one slender degree away from exactitude.
If your chart contains anything in the middle degrees of cardinal signs, you will harbor no doubt that the square is alive and kicking.… click here to continue reading.
The square between Saturn and Neptune, which will be coming at us in waves through 2017, is one of those transits we get better at the longer it goes on. We handle it better as we begin to understand it. (1) But at first, it’s a real conundrum.
This is where trigger transits come in. Whenever the square gets triggered by some other planet (keep your eyes peeled for early-degree mutable signs), such as happens with Venus Jan 5th – 7th, the hard-core issues arise.… click here to continue reading.
Our old friend the Uranus-Pluto square is now past exactitude(1) but still feisty. Every time a third planet passes through its zone of degrees, sudden storms arise.(2)
Transit trackers will have noticed the way the seasonal portals ignite the Cross. Since 2010, every equinox and solstice has functioned as a trigger.
The same thing has happened, often even more explosively, when any of the other planets has moved into a cardinal sign.… click here to continue reading.
It’s Pluto season. The Sun and Mercury are in Scorpio (10/23 – 11/22 and 11/1-20, respectively) and a T-square with Venus and Uranus will bring Pluto’s mysteries into relationships (11/20-23).
I’m no fan of what’s happened to Halloween,(1) the Scorpio sabbat. We’ve turned it into a consumer blow-out of cheap thrills – sucrose overdose for the youngsters, faux-sexy costumes for the grownups – that I think must have the dark god wincing in disgust.… click here to continue reading.
The Saturn-Neptune square, which has been looming for months, reaches exactitude on November 26.(1) We will be steeping in it for more than a year. It’s the most significant transit since the series of grand crosses anchored by the Uranus-Pluto square, past its peak (2010-15) but in effect through 2023.
Transits of the outer planets, like these, hang around for as long as they do because they have important work to do.… click here to continue reading.