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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.

The Large Hadron Collider Launch

The Large Hadron Collider Launch

chart and horoscopeThe European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) are preparing to turn on the Large Hadron Collider, is the world’s largest particle accelerator (basically an atom smasher). The collider itself is enormous, a 27 km underground tube that lies under the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland.

That exact Jupiter/Saturn trine is so incredibly obvious – as is the Sun/Moon trine. Saturn is 12 degrees Virgo, Jupiter 12 degrees Capricorn. Saturn is small confined spaces, pressing in. Jupiter is large, growth, exploding out. Both traverse structures – Jupiter weaves in and around, Saturn is the backbone. The Sun/Moon mirrors this compression/expansion theme – Sun 17 Virgo, Moon 17 Capricorn. It’s gonna be one helluva bang!

Plus an exact conjunction of Mars, Venus and Mercury at 14 degrees Libra – small pieces (Mercury) as Masculine and Feminine meet in the sign of unity. Worlds collide?

Funny Horoscopes

Funny Horoscopes

cartoonstock-leoThe Onion has some great horoscopes.

Pisces February 19 – March 20
Your failure to follow last week’s horoscope has resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives.

Read yours here.

Madonna’s marriage and Saturn

Madonna’s marriage and Saturn

A great article here at Astrology of a Train Wreck about Guy Ritchie and Madonna’s marriage and possible break up.

madonnaguyReports are out that Madonna and Guy Ritchie are headed to the divorce court just a week after her adoption of African baby David Banda was approved.

Madonna married Guy about 7 years ago, when Saturn was transitting her 10th house of public fame and recognition and highest point of her chart. This transit was also about the time Saturn opposed her natal Saturn, a highly significant event, in the sector of home and family. Saturn, moreover, formed a number of favorable aspects during that period to her Sun, Pluto and Uranus indicating she was at the age and maturity to give up some personal control in order create a family. She may have married more for the sake of being married, as a lot of women do, as her Saturn opposition on her fame and family axis probably strengthened feelings that it was lonely at the top. She even admitted in an MTV interview, she “got married for all the wrong reasons”.

I particularly responded to “got married for all the wrong reasons”. Saturn will have something to say about that!

Princess Diana, King James Bible and astrology

Princess Diana, King James Bible and astrology


Princess Diana, Prince Charles, and Astrology and the King James version English Bible Code from revelation13 on Vimeo.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles astrology combined with the Bible …. interesting view.

March 30th – This Week’s Sparkles

March 30th – This Week’s Sparkles

cosmosIt’s a little odd this week. Not in a Uranian fun and exciting odd way but a little more dreary.

Monday is April Fool’s Day – we might see the tail end of Uranus activity fall flat as people do inappropriate things.

Tuesday Pluto, newly in Capricorn, moves retrograde. The changes you have experienced since January, so deep that you barely noticed them, are going to be shored up. How will this play out? Well, if you made a new friend or relationship in January, but you’ve been too busy to understand their importance, they may leave for six months or more. At sometime in the near future, you will wake up and realise, hey! they were important (Pluto in 11th or 7th or even 5th).

Oh and whatever end-of-Sagittarius thing you had going on since 2005 is moving back in for a final showdown. Be prepared.  You may get a hint of it this week.  But only a hint. Like I said, dreary.

Midweek sees the movement of Mercury into Aries and an immediate square with Pluto. This will only reinforce the *hints* – brief notes, emails, communications or even thoughts that are hard to place in context. All will be revealed but not until later in the year. Tuesday and Wednesday are definitely preparing  you to go back over deep buried old ground.

Next weekend – New Moon on Sunday at around 17 degrees Aries, just as Venus joins Mercury in Aries.  Changes abound. Unthought of consequences for jumping in, what will you do on Saturday night and gain an awareness of on Sunday?

March 24th – This Week’s Sparkles

March 24th – This Week’s Sparkles

solar-systemThe main aspects for this week pretty well all involve Uranus. The Mercury/Venus travelling combo (they are inseparable at the moment, in a conjunction) both conjunct with Uranus on Friday, followed by the big one, Jupiter conjunct Uranus.

The Mercury/Venus and Uranus conjunction (Mercury Venus on Monday 24th at 14 degrees Pisces) and Uranus on March 28th/29th at 19 degrees Pisces will bring sudden communications and contacts (relationships/meetings) that change your life. This will be followed by some deep thinking over the weekend (Jupiter loves deep thinking) that somehow re-energises and grows you. An example: you go to a coffee meeting (Venus) on Thursday where it’s suddenly communicated (Mercury) that you should hop on a plane to somewhere exotic (Jupiter rules travel) or take a course (Jupiter rules higher education and mind expansion). That sort of thing.

Uranus in Pisces is in mutual reception with Neptune in Aquarius – this means they are in each other’s sign of rulership, so they can swap if they want. Oh, and they sextile each other. Whatever Mercury/Venus and Jupiter reveal through Uranus at the end of this week, will be rich in spiritual and social value. This resounds of “life mission” stuff. Not too heavy though – you’ll enjoy it! I promise!

Saturday morning is the peak – mid morning – but it should last all weekend.

March 10th – This Week’s Sparkles

March 10th – This Week’s Sparkles

Apologies for non-arrival of last week’s post. I wrote it but somehow it didn’t end up on here.mystic-rectangle

This week – everything is happening at the end of the week. From the minute Venus enters Pisces (and then a day later) Mercury, we have a Mystic Rectangle. First Mars and Pluto are still opposite in Cancer and Capricorn. Then Venus/Mercury are opposite Saturn in Pisces and Virgo. Because they are all between 1 degree and 4 degrees, we have quite a tight orb. The Cancer/Virgo (Mars/Saturn) and the Pisces/Capricorn sextile VenusMercury/ Pluto are the four points.

What does this mean? Well for one, there’s a lot of long planned work there. Be a stickler for detail but keep working on those long held dreams. No Uranus/Aquarius in sight so you should be able to stick with it, working steadily. Even on a relationship or hobby, it’s steady steady steady.  Something you’e been planning for a while (September last year?) is coming to fruition. It will take you further and faster than you could’ve imagined. This is a great week, you won’t see another one exactly like it for some time to come.

Enjoy it!

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!