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Mercury retrograde 2009

Mercury retrograde 2009

mercury-retrogradeAustralian times as usual:

  • Mercury Retrograde 7 AQ 45 Jan 12 2009 2:42 AM
  • Mercury Direct 21 CAP 44 Feb 1 2009 5:10 PM
  • Mercury Retrograde 01 GEM 44 May 7 2009 3:00 PM
  • Mercury Direct 22 TAURUS 52 May 31 2009 11:21 AM
  • Mercury Retrograde 06 LIBRA 13 September 7 2009 11:13 PM
  • Mercury Direct 21 CAP 47 Dec 27 2009 12:37 AM

The one that starts in a few days is going to be powerful. Jupiter, Uranus, Aquarius – Mercury backwards in an eclipse season will reveal more depth than you thought was possible. Expect BIG secrets to come out. Real shockers!

New Years 2009 Chart for Sydney

New Years 2009 Chart for Sydney

Sydney at Midnight, New Years Eve 2009
Sydney at Midnight, New Years Eve 2009

What will the year ahead bring for Australia?

With a horary chart like this one – actually it’s an event chart but never mind – it’s best to pay attention to the angles. Libra on the ascendant for Australians means a year of dealing with partnerships and allies.  Aries on the descendant brings a focus on war around partners. I think Iraq and bringing home our soldiers will be a huge focus. This is reinforced by The Sun in Capricorn at 10 degrees exactly on the nadir. Cancer rules the fourth house of home and is the exact reverse of Capricorn. There will be a public bringing home (to the fourth house) of those who are away. Capricorn on the nadir will probably also keep the focus on business and the economy at home. Australian exports may do surprisingly well, considering this is a global crisis.

Mercury conjunct Jupiter – expect a lot of news around media plus travel by our politicians. Again, allies and partners overseas may cause a lot of discussion.  I always look for a rule of three, and we have it here (Sun on Nadir, Mercury conjunct Jupiter, Libra ascendent).

Anyone else fed up with Saturn oppositie Uranus yet?

2009: Major Planetary Aspects

2009: Major Planetary Aspects

pluto-in-capSo what are the major aspects for 2009?

Here are the dates and times (Australian – AEST)

  • Saturn retrogrades at 21 Virgo 46 on January 1st at 4:07am
  • Jupiter enters Aquarius on January 6th at 1:40am
  • New Moon eclipse at 6 Aquarius 29 on January 26th at 6:69pm – Australia Day!
  • Saturn (retro) at 20 Virgo opposes Uranus at 20 Pisces on February 6th at around 8pm
  • Full Moon eclipse at 20 Leo on February 10th at 12:30am
  • Pluto retrogrades at 3 Capricorn on April 6 3:30am
  • Saturrn goes direct at 14 Virgo May 17 at 12:06pm
  • Jupiter/Neptune conjunction at 26 Aquarius on May 28 at 6:06am
  • Neptune goes retrograde the next day, 26 Aquarius May 29th at 2:29pm
  • Jupiter retrogrades 27 Aquarius June 16 at 6:50pm
  • Uranus retrogrades at 26 Pisces on Jul 1 at 6:35pm

Then we enter the second eclipse season

  • Full Moon eclipse at 16 Capricorn July 7th at 7:40pm
  • Jupiter conjuncts Neptune again (both retrograde) at 26 Aquarius on July 10th at 7:12pm
  • New Moon eclipse at 29 Cancer on July 22 at 12:35pm
  • Full Moon eclipse at 13 aquarius on August 6th at 10:39pm
  • Pluto direct again at the beginning of Capricorn ( 00Cap39) Sep 12 at 2:56pm
  • Saturn (24 Virgo 42) opposes Uranus (24 Pisces 42) on September 15th at 10:51 pm
  • Jupiter direct at 17 Aquarius on Oct 13 at 2:34pm
  • Saturn enter Libra on October 30 at 3 AM
  • Neptune goes direct at 23 Aquarius on November 5 at 4:09 AM
  • Saturn (1 Libra 42)  squares Pluto (1 Cap 42) on November 16th at 1:19am
  • Uranus direct at 22 Pisces on December 2 at 6:27am
  • Jupiter and Neptune conjunct at 24 Aquarius 17 just bfore Christmas, December 21 at 6:50pm

There we have it, eclipses for 2009, a couple of major aspects this year and the retrogrades and direct motions of the outer planets.

In particular watch for Jupiter in Aquarius expanding dreams, fantasies and good old fashioned self deception all year – Jupiter conjuncts Neptune THREE times.  Saturn opposes Uranus twice – that’s a lot of Saturnian hard work thrown away on a Uranian whim.  I get the feeling that Pluto is on Uranus side  -wants to upset the status quo – and squares up to Saturn to show whose boss. Might be best to put structure on the backburner. The Saturn vs Uranus/Pluto combines with airyfairy Jupiter/Neptune means you can’t be sure what you are building is what is good for you anyway.  Don’t believe me? Check how Jupiter and Neptune meet in May and immediately start to head backwards.

Dec-Jan 2009 Major aspects

Dec-Jan 2009 Major aspects

jupiter-aqWe finish 2008 on a bang!

Monday 22nd December at around 7:30pm, we have Sun conjunct Pluto at zero degrees Capricorn. Pluto in Cap is not going to be very considerate of family issues (opposes Cancer, family). Whatever starts to blow up on Monday night will see you through Christmas and develop slowlyinto something bigger than Ben Hur over the next oh, decade or so. That sounds like fun doesn’t i!

The new year opens with Saturn retrograde. A slow revealing look at poor structures and ill fated decisions. 4am New Years Day is not the time to be driving home drunk. Trust me.

But Jupiters entry in Aquarius in early hours of January 6th 2009 will bring a philosophical acceptance to the changes Pluto is wroughting. Cultivate a distance and openness that Jupiter/Aquarius requires and you won’t get sucked into the deep Pluto/Capricorn moods.

Finally, The eclipse on January 26th, 2008 at 6 degrees Aquarius conjunct Jupiter will open our minds. Is there a situation that you just can’t accept? A new sister in law who is just too strange? A job that doesn’t make sense? The end of January brings an acceptance to situations outside of the social norm. Backtracking during Mercury retrograde is the order of the day anyway. (January 12 at 7 degrees Aquarius until Feb 1st at 21 degrees Capricorn).

In case you haven’t noticed, Pluto starts the story, with Saturn. But Aquarian Jupiter brings relief or at least an acceptance of non-conformist solutions.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from Sydney Australia.

EDIT: Elsa Elsa has a great post on Jupiter in Aquarius.

February 25th – This Week’s Sparkles

February 25th – This Week’s Sparkles

End of Pluto in SagMercury conjunct Venus
The major aspect early this week, is Mercury conjunct Venus at 11 degrees Aquarius.

If you have planets at 9-13 degrees Gemini or Sag, Aries or Libra, or Aquarius you’ll have the kind of day you enjoy. Freewheeling, lovely discussions about politics, climate control or society. Nothing to heavy and nasty. The rest of you will just have to cope with the flighty Air and volatile Fire signs diving from one subject to another. If you do have to have heavy emotional one-on-one’s today try and stay cool. This is the day for saying how you feel in an unemotional way. That Scorpio moon won’t win on this one, I promise!

Spend the rest of this week preparing for the New Moon coming up (late next week) and – also next week – Mars opposite Pluto. That one is going to wrap up the whole “Pluto finishing in Sag, passing into Capricorn” issues you have been dealing with. At least until late in the year (December ’08). The final volcanic eruption won’t be a surprise. It’s a blessed relief. Enjoy it!

Sun Square Pluto tonight

Sun Square Pluto tonight

galactic-centerI don’t know about you, but the last few days have been all over the place – Mercury sextile Venus, Sun square Mars, Mercury trine Neptune.

But tonight’s Sun(Virgo) Sq Pluto (Sag) (1:59am sydney time) is going to be the icing on the cake but a helluva lot less sweet. Powerful spot (around 26 degrees – Virgo/Sag) that has been hit by eclipses. Things that have been stewing for a long, long time are demanding attention. It’s a final countdown of Pluto stomping all over the Galactic Center – by the time Jupiter also hits that spot in 8-10 weeks time, it’s going to be ‘all over red rover’, one way or another.

Saturn into Virgo today

Saturn into Virgo today

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23:48pm (1:48pm GMT)Saturn leaves Leo and enters Virgo 0deg I’ve had the feeling the last few days that Saturn has been cataloging and filing in preparation for his entry into Virgo. He is collecting data on what certain individuals need to put in place with regards to eating good nutrition, exercising properly and putting structure and routine into place. Sort of Santa, making a list and checking it twice – who’s been naughty and who’s sorted out their daily routines. I suspect I am on Saturn’s hit list. And when Saturn prepares, all the Sun Signs had better make a list too!

As I start this blog, right as Saturn is moving, I feel as though it’s an opportunity to collect and manage my thoughts on paper. Well, sort of paper. Let’s see how it works out.