In my recent radio show ‘The Planetary Magic Solstice Show’ I looked at the lunation line up for the month ahead, looking at last night’s Full Moon in Capricorn, and further still into both of July’s eclipses. There seems to be a strong healing narrative. Continue reading “The Full Moon and beyond – How we are still working it all out”
New Moon/August 11th 2018 / 10.57 GMT
Partial Solar Eclipse/August 11th 2018 / 10.46 GMT
Here’s the details I’m most interested in with this week’s New Moon/Eclipse and the overall energies of lunar magic. Their meaning and explanation is below:-
- Sun conjunct Moon in Leo at 18 degrees
- Finger of Yod pattern involving Neptune (15 deg Pisces), Pluto (19 deg Capricorn), with the finger pointing to the Mercury, Pallas, Sun, Moon conjunction
- Mars retrograde conjunct Lilith at 0 deg Aquarius also conjunct Pandora at 29 deg Capricorn IN EXACT OPPOSITION to Vulkanus at 0 deg Leo
- Uranus in a T-square to Mars, Lilith, Pandora and Vulkanus
- Sun/Moon exactly square asteroid Hopi (2938) and Hermes (69230), and in opposition to Centaur Okyrhoe
- Mars out of bounds at 26 degree declination
The New Moon/Eclipse aspects setting the scene:-
Sun/Moon in Leo conjunct Pallas and Mercury retrograde
With the New Moon in Leo, we’ve got a natural new start to express ourselves and to reclaim our childlike innocence, or rather that’s how it ought to happen. For those of us who have felt stifled by other’s expectations, we’re more likely to find ourselves in time of trying to RECLAIM OUR CHILDHOOD INNOCENCE and to right the perceived wrongs to our inner child.
So this is a time of inner child healing on a massive scale, because until we can free up space in our minds and hearts to begin believing in ourselves again, there’s no room for us to engage in the typical Leo style activities of playfulness, creativity and sovereignty.
The strong conjunction to Pallas Athene indicates a definite focus on seeing through the patterns and wanting to connect to the truth. Add in Mercury retrograde and this New Moon is perfect for delving in deeper to unravel the past, and see the new truths that were hidden in plain sight from your own childhoods. This is an intense energy for sure, and anyone whose birthchart ties in with one or more of these aspects (by degree, ie: one of your birth planets is conjunct/square/opposite 18 degrees Leo) will have a natural resonance to the implied change and vigour of August’s New Moon.
Finger of Yod pattern to the New Moon
Traditionally this pattern showing up in a chart indicates a sacred destiny, but one that comes about from feeling like something isn’t quite right, and not being able to put your finger on it.
In respects of this New Moon, it would seem that there are opportunities to transform your expression (Pluto), that come from a blind spot. Similarly, confusing messages and dreams that have recently come to light, offer a chance to find clarity (Neptune).
The resolution in reaching the transformation and clarity, lies in embracing the truth and patterns from childhood and being able to create something dynamic from them. Leo represented by the king of the jungle is also asking us to remember our sovereignty, so it might be that from understanding and unraveling ancient patterns you can transform to find your rightful clarity and a much needed boost of self-esteem. And of course from this new perspective of deep insight, will come some of your most precious and daring creations, that you’ve never dreamed of actualising!
Sun/Moon square Hopi/Hermes opposition
And with the Sun/Moon in a square to the Hopi and Hermes opposition, there’s tension in us finding the right information for our truth as there are mitigating factors. Firstly Hermes, the trickster is using all the tricks in the book to make sure his deceit cannot be discovered. And he is one smart cookie….and the other mitigating factor, the Hopi square indicates that the opposition is very real and will put up a strong fight to keep the very ground they live in. I guess, whatever is guarding the information we seek, is not currently happy to reveal all. This is emphasised by the New Moon in opposition to Centaur Okyrhoe
Sun/Moon in opposition to centaur Okyrhoe
Okyrhoe, said to have the gift of prophecy, and to have all the answers, was also bound by the Gods to keep quiet about certain things….so there appears to be a double bind, restraining people from not only confirming their truth, but from the gatekeepers who might want to speak out, but have allegiances to other people. A frustrating situation where you might find out more than you are permitted to speak out about.
The key patterns involving Mars Retrograde
Mars retrograde has been prominent this season as it moved into alignment with the South Node this summer, digging deep into our collective pain from our past and past lives. Mars goes retrograde every couple of years and marks a time of built up anger finding a way out.
Its alignments and connections throughout the recent Solstice, Moons and two Eclipses has given us a more active summer than usual as we have become aware of deep anger, resentment and restrictions that we have been putting up with. Even on a planetary level this is evident from the recent spate of earthquakes and devastating fires. Lives, homes and comfortable lifestyles are being destroyed by the heat sweeping in.
Conjunct Lilith and Pandora – Stand and deliver!
Lilith is an energy of speaking up against repression. It is seems like an angry outburst, and maybe it is, but those involved with the energy of Lilith have felt sidelined and that their inconvenient truth has been silenced – hence the anger offensive.
And we probably all know the story of Pandora and her box, unleashing hell on earth as she opened up all the troubles ever afflicted on humanity. She managed to keep ‘hope’ in the box, as everything else escaped. Out of Pandora’s curiosity came the knowledge that would cause great upset and unrest.
Strangely in mythology it is said that Hermes created Pandora out of stone – and he created her fickle and difficult to please. If you can understand who or what the ‘Hermes’ energy from this New Moon is related to you in your life, you’ll have a direct connection to the hows and wherefores of your situation.
When we consider finally that Mars is exactly conjunct both Pandora and Lilith, we have a strong energy of repressed anger surfacing out of recent revelations. A volcanic, uprising of stored energy needing to released.
Mars in oppositon to Vulkanus – There she blows!
Vulkanus is an energy representing almost unlimited power and a strong genius ability to forge ahead, recover quickly and move mountains. When it is negatively implicated within a chart it represents an uncontrollable anger, brutality and violence. In opposition to Mars retrograde, Lilith and Pandora we have a highly combustible situation, where energies are set to blow at a moment’s notice.
If you have a strongly aspected Mars or Vulkanus, be warned that the lid is lifting through the extreme pressure of outside sources. Take precautions to keep your calm
And as if we needed any more touch paper, this is all square Uranus! And Mars is out of bounds!!
Uranus adds in even more surprise and explosiveness. And when a planet goes ‘out of bounds’ it is like a planet on Steroids…..MARS ON STEROIDS!! Aaarghhhh….if ever there was a raw moment of pure masculine energy to tap into for some absolute precise, definite and life changing event. This is it!
The New Moon/Solar Eclipse in a nutshell
So I’m a bit hesitant to sign off this New Moon with calming platitudes and ‘it’s all going to be alrights!’ – because tensions are high right now. Pride (a strong Leo emotion) is at an all time high, and people are sensitive to issues of repression, violence, brutality, force and tricky situations that might have re-surfaced from the past. And they are outraged to be put on the spot.
If you’re seeking the truth, and are prepared to go at it, irrespective of the consequences…then go on my kitty………Curiosity and determination will get you answers, but the forces you might be pissing off in the process, might just cut you lose. Hopefully curiosity won’t kill the cat, but it might end a relationship or two.
If you’re currently hiding the truth, or have secrets from the past that you’re resistant to hold your hand up to, beware……if the knowledge you have has directly caused someone else to feel ‘less sovereign’, you might find yourself suddenly held to account. And given the energies right now, rather than admit your involvement, you’ll be more likely to dig your heels in and fight to preserve your dignity/pride.
In all tricky energetic situations my advice is nearly always this….. be honest with yourself and do your best to let loose what you can, while you can. The trouble with the energy that this New Moon sets off, is that the longer the stalemate goes on for, the more terrible, angry and violent the outcomes are likely to be.
This is a time when people want to be right rather than happy. So it’s important to be prepared for curveballs, find ways to self soothe and find peace in your own dominion.
ROAR KITTY ROAR!
Find out more about how this situation affects you directly by booking a reading with me today. As a New Moon treat, if you book before the 15th August, and quote ‘New Moon Gift’, you’ll qualify for a 20% discount from a full priced 90 minute consultation.
Carl (AKA The Barefoot Broadcaster) and I did a Love Special last night on the astrology show, demonstrating some of the astrological indicators you might want to look out for if you’re single and want to find love, but also chatting around love (and how our partners show up), whilst looking at the charts of three listeners.
Kimberley Jones, from Kimberleyjones.com said ‘I took part in this fantastic radio show last night, all about LOVE. Gifted astrologer Louisa Tanner Munson did a Love Reading for me live on air. Space expertly held by Carl Munson as always. Grab a drink, settle in and enjoy!’ ❤️❤️❤️
And long term supporter of The Barefoot Broadcast, Jackie Roberts said ‘another Rip Roaring Success of a Show!’
Listen in above to hear more, or message me if you’d like a free reading during a future show.
BIG LOVE xxxxx
New Moon / June 13th 2018 / 20.43 GMT
Here’s the details I’m most interested in with this week’s New Moon and the overall energies of lunar magic-
- Sun and Moon at 22 degrees 44 conjunct asteroid Chaos at 23 degrees (asteroid Chaos number is 19521) *
- Sun and Moon square asteroid Urania and Trans Neptunian Object, Borasisi (numbers 30 and 66652 respectively)
- Sun and Moon trine asteroid Tyche (number 258)
- Sun and Moon quincunx Pluto
- Saturn exactly opposes asteroid Isis (number 42)
- Saturn contra parallel both Venus and Ceres at 22** degrees
- Venus and Vesta quincunx exactly at 29 degrees
- There’s no one unifying pattern to this month’s New Moon, but there are a few patterns describing a couple of key scenarios
Here’s how I see the energies setting the scene:-
The Sun and Moon conjunct Chaos encourages us to look to where discord, anarchy and disuption occur in our life, and do something about it. There’s a new start available.
According to the wonderful DarkstarAstrology.com, minor planet/asteroid Chaos represents disruption and our world falling apart. The kind of disorder and anarchy, that ‘will show where you have to fight your most difficult battle’. You can read more about Chaos here, from this wonderful website.
With Chaos conjunct the New Moon, we’ve got an opportunity to make sense and connect with each of our most difficult battles, even if they create disorder and anarchy. There’s a need to consciously process our ego attachments and feelings about our most challenging aspects. As usual – we can lead the investigation ourselves, or just wait for the challenge in the post. I’d recommend facing your demons head on!
This potent conjunction is in a sharp square to Urania and Borasisi. I’m familiar with the energies of Urania, bringing light and understanding to the situation. Urania sees the patterns and foretells the future, through rigorous understanding.
Borasisi is not an asteroid/TNO I have seen or used before, but is in a critical place. According to Alex Miller of Alexasteroidastrology.com, Borasisi’s energies ‘represents deception of all types, though especially those perpetrated by or in the name of religion. It relates to illusion and delusion, particularly conscious self-delusion’
Urania conjunct Borasisi might pertain to shining the light on how we’ve been deluding ourselves. Especially how we have collectively and unconsciously been in an illusion.***
So with the New Moon/Chaos squaring Urania and Borasisi conjunction, we’ve got a theme of an intellectual fight. Disorder, anarchy and our worlds falling apart because of the light shining on our delusions, and the patterns revealing where we have been lied to. This seems to draw on nicely from the message of last month’s Full Moon.
Add in the power struggle from Pluto and we can see there’s a new start available to us, but for us all to start over is going to involve a reset of epic proportions. Freeing ourselves from what has used it’s power against us, is easier said than done and the power source (the source of the external lies and deceptions) , are likely to have other power play techniques to keep us hooked and dependant.
The power source of our internal lies and deceptions (our unconscious minds) are similarly difficult to shift. They are born out of our ego’s need to be safe, and will protect themselves.
In each case, the more we struggle, the more we get caught, as a fly does in a Venus fly trap. Hence why Chaos reminds us that we are fighting our most important battle.
Trine asteroid Tyche
But we have luck and good fortune on our side to uncover what we need to know, to find our way back to ourselves and our new start as described by the new Moon energy. Tyche’s abundant and surprising luck will help us land on our feet. People with a strong, clear Tyche energy, will find it much easier to land on their feet (again), and find a safer passage.
The key patterns involving Saturn
Saturn opposition asteroid Isis, is interesting. Isis shows us finding the the missing pieces of what we need to make sense of our world. It shows a determination to persist, like an insistent, nagging need for clarity. She is a fabulous interpreter of signs and wisdom. And she is magical, breathing life back into that which she loves passionately.
Having Saturn in opposition to Isis shows a tug of war, where what we are looking for, is deliberately being held from us. There are actual restrictions in place to us knowing. These might be legal, governmental recommendations, medical.
You might remember that Saturn is a patriarch, and as such represents all the systems and bodies put in place to ‘manage’ humanity.
As Isis is also an archetype for motherhood, fertility and magic, the opposition could also be read as an internal battle between paternalistic methodologies versus maternal instincts. The father versus the mother.
So we have this archetype feeding into the magic of this month’s New Moon message.
Saturn contra parallel Venus and Ceres
As if we didn’t need any more boy versus girl descriptions, Saturn is also contra parallel to both Venus and Ceres. (To understand Contra Parallel – think opposition). Here we have another two feminine energies in opposition to the great patriarch Saturn.
Venus, bringing the idea of friendliness, love and innocence. Dwarf planet Ceres, bringing a more adult version of femininity, representing motherhood and nurturing. Like Saturn, Ceres too represents great responsibility. So we have responsibility from both masculine and feminine points of view and the struggle for dominance or completeness.
I guess from humanity’s perspective, all the time we see this as a fight of who has dominance we will forever be in this collective battle. Maybe the message here is to find a way to ‘blend’ the energies and work together?
Funnily enough, I’ve devoted this month’s podcasts to explore Saturn, responsibility and parenthood in the material I’m creating for Patreon. Here are just two links to podcasts about Saturn and parental roles within our birth charts. How to see your parents in your birthchart and Transactional Analysis and Astrology
Let’s also factor in the Venus and Vesta Quincunx.
Vesta (now reclassified as a baby planet), shows where we keep the home fires burning, and what we class as sacred. She brings warmth and light to truth. She is an archetype for our sacral journey through life. What we fiercely and independently guard.
In Vesta’s quincunx to Venus we have a choice to make between keeping the peace/ turning a blind eye and telling the truth, even though it may hurt. Venus likes to be diplomatic, and can back down from her truth to keep the peace. Vesta energy won’t do this.
This is a tricky one to uphold, because we have been programmed from birth to ‘tell white lies’ and that it is OK, moreover it is desirable. My question here for humanity would be, do white lies really help us? and also ‘why would the truth be unkind?’
How can dialogue really ever flow, when people aren’t truly free to be honest? How can we ever meet each other in a place of respect, when we aren’t honest enough to communicate and listen openly. I really like Brad Blanton’s book ‘Radical Honesty’ where he teaches people to ‘tell the truth, AND stick around to clear up the mess’. Like all new skills, it creates upset and difficulty at first, and once we’ve worked through that, a great new trust and respect can evolve. From a position of trust and respect anything is truly possible.**** So from what I can see of Vesta and Venus there is a choice about honesty and authenticity.
The New Moon in a nutshell
Urania/Borasisi is asking us to consider where we have been lied to and where we have lied to ourselves. This is the crux of this month’s New Moon energy. In it’s square to the Sun, Moon and Chaos, we’re being promised a great new start, if and when we can clear the decks of bullsh*t in our lives. This may cause chaos, and may connect us in to the fight of our life. The question is, how great is your life while you sit on your truth? How much better might your life be, with a full clearing of all that you’ve held on to?
We have lots of Saturn opposition energy to the sacred feminine archetypes of Isis, Venus and Ceres. We also have a difficult Pluto aspect to the Sun/Moon/Chaos. This isn’t an easy decision. Our own self delusions, have been built on the lies of our ancestors, trained into us from birth. And we have kept those lies going, teaching them to the each other, and judging ourselves by these fake truths. We have been complicit in it all.
And with the addition of Vesta, we need to feel our way out of this, whilst listening with a cool ear. We need to let our feelings guide us to what feels right, but not be so blinded to a truth, that we can’t hear anyone else rationally. We are all doing our best, with what we know based on our experiences. Some of us, are much more likely to listen compassionately to people who have different opinions to us. Some of us are much more likely to listen from their place of hurt.
This is a slow process, this awakening lark. But one thing I’m sure of, we’ll not live in peace, all the while we make others wrong, even when they seem so fundamentally wrong.
My learning in these times and in the secrets that this Moon is sharing with us is this. I feel the need to step away from the positions I have taken in life. It seems that my positions which I perceived to have been good, right, justified (inclusion, diversity, fairness, equality), have in fact created a new problem, an insidiousness. It created separation.
Seeing others as wrong, has not in fact helped to change anything. It hasn’t fostered new conversations, because I judged the other person wrong from the outset. How can any meaningful conversation happen when you listen with judgemental and closed ears? You can’t listen to what people say without projecting on them. Any potential for change, or happy outcome, has been stopped because of my insistence of how right I might have felt morally.
And I am seeing this now. There is an agenda in the news that has pervaded right through social media and into the mindsets of a largely liberal ‘nicey’ generation. The insidiousness, that I have seen is how people are routinely ‘put down’, made fun of, discredited etc, because they don’t share the same views – and it is deemed OK to do it, because the typical nice guys appear to have the moral high ground.
It seems to be culturally ‘fair game’ to discredit someone’s message, by putting someone down for who they are, rather than actually listen to the message. Newsflash everyone – even people we don’t like can tell the truth, and have workable ideas, solutions and concepts for a better world! We miss a trick, when we discard the message according to our judgements of how ‘morally right’ the speaker might be. And yes, that might include people summarily deemed as bigots and racists. Everyone has a message and everyone’s message can be dismissed through our own bigotry.
I don’t find moral high ground put downs the sign of a healthy civilisation. I also don’t think this kind of bullying (yes bullying), is ever going to create an opportunity for true change and understanding. I really hope that humanity (myself included) can mature beyond a blame culture premised on victimhood, ‘being offended’ and the moral shaming of others.
Hope this new moon is good to you!
* You might have noticed I’ve made NO REFERENCE WHATSOEVER to actual starsigns within this piece. It’s partly because I received a bit of a panning from an astrologer troll recently re: sidereal versus tropical astrology. I find when I look at someone’s chart I pay much more attention to the aspects between planets and the houses they are in, than the signs involved. I just wondered if my reading of this New Moon was worse for it or not.
However my troll friend said I quote ‘Anyone who really cares about astrology recognises that the only true astrology out there is Sidereal’. Well I’m happy to read a client’s chart with whatever system they want me to use! And my feelings about the great sidereal debate really sit within this wonderful article I found on Astro.com, describing the debate in terms of the time zones we all live in. It might be 10am in London and 4pm in Australia – but which is the true time? Arguing over our difference doesn’t make one theory right over the other. We have different set points is all. As it happens, I will continue to take on board feedback from clients, experiment and let astrology guide me through. What are your thoughts?
**Anyone else noticed that there’s a lot of power numbers in this New Moon’s coding? Sun/Moon at 22 degrees 44. SAturn, Venus and Ceres at a declination of 22 degrees.
***It also occurred to me that Urania conjunct Borasisi could be interpreted as ‘that the studying of the planets is a conscious self-delusion’, and lets face it I’ve recently come across all manner of negativity from social media themes claiming Astrology is a lie, psychics are frauds – I’ve observed astrology get a panning from rather angry atheists and scientists of late. Who knows?!
****I have quoted Brad Blanton in a post before and wrote to him to thank him. I received a brilliant reply that went a bit like this ‘I don’t know if I believe in astrology, but I’m glad you find my work useful!’ haha!! Love him.
Full Moon in Sagittarius / May 29th 2018 / 15.29 GMT
Here’s the details I’m most interested in with today’s Full Moon and the overall energies of lunar magic-
- Sun 8 degrees Gemini
- Moon 8 degrees Sagittarius
- Grand trine in fire between North node in Leo, Moon conjunct Karma in Sagittarius and Hermes in Aries (7-8 degrees)
- A kite formation when you add the Sun into the above grand trine pattern
- Grand Square involving the Sun and Moon. Both the Sun and Moon are square Orcus in Virgo and Nessus in Pisces.
Here’s how I see the energies setting the scene:-
The Sun and Moon in Opposition across Gem/Sag. There’s a natural tension going on for us between what we logically think and what we know/experience. The Sun in Gemini, encourages us to quickly learn, absorb and connect within our communities. Its a very collaborative place for the Sun to be.
The Moon in Sagittarius is similarly collaborative, and here the Moon transforms what we’ve recently learnt into emotional experience and ‘knowing’. Sagittarius carries within it the message of expanded thought, spirituality, philosophy – so we have an opportunity to grow and feel tense between our logical persona and our intuitive, philosophical idealist leanings.
When we add in the energies of the kite, this ‘Moon knowing’ is expressed in very Karmic terms. It’s as if, something has been downloaded into our psyche – we finally ‘get something’, as if our understanding has just really become embedded within our mind/body systems. It almost feels automatic.
Hermes is to do with speed, insight and sharing knowledge. It is a cosmic delivery system. Hermes’s fortuitous trine to asteroid Karma, the Moon and the North Node, is really key to the information download. It shows humanity having an ‘Ah-ha’ moment of sorts. Maybe it jogs our collective memories…we are re-member-ing.
When we consider the harsh and exact square between the Sun, Moon, Orcus and Nessus, we add in resistance and fear. Nessus represents power dynamics, psychological abuse and betrayal. Orcus represents cold integrity, loneliness of beliefs, unbreakable determination.
You can’t unknow what you think you know
So I think what we have here is the pressure of what we do with new information when it drops into our consciousness. This chart is giving all of us the balls to stand firm in conviction, even though we might have to face those who may have betrayed us. There’s a cold strength to be gained by holding firm in our new perspective, even though there is discomfort.
What I also notice is that Saturn also connects the Kite pattern and the Grand Cross pattern. Saturn is square Hermes, and sextile Nessus. Saturn, our place of authority, structure and heirarchy, is stressed by this new knowledge, given how hard we worked to maintain good relationships even with people who may be no good for us.
At some level the cosmic game is up. Our collective psyches are on to what really lies at the edge of our conscious awareness.
Obviously, this energy is going to resonate more with some parts of the population more than others. For those of us who have already had those moments of discomfort in the realisation things that went contra to their programming, this won’t be a biggie. If anything, the information that you’ll be stumbling across in the next few days, will serve to deepen your understanding of your place in the world.
For those who prefer to put their fingers in their ear, and shout ‘la la la’ when anyone tells the something they don’t want to know, this could be a very frustrating time, where you feel quite bewildered and where your defences are well and truly down. You might feel compelled to take sides, as you fall in to a temporary polar mindset of opposites. This too shall pass.
For me the key of this Full Moon and it’s aspects, is to take everything as information. Take a leaf out of Orcus’s impassioned outlook, and just hear the words and not the emotions, expectations and guilt trips. I repeat, this too shall pass.
The other key, is to use this energy, to delve deeper into what you do want to know. Put out an intention, make a clear plea or meditate on what you would like to know, and just sit back and allow that knowledge to reach and change you.
PS if you have any important birth planets or angles around 7/9 degrees in the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces – this Full Moon will have more significance to you.
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- Ready for LIFT OFF!
Looks like I’m finally set to launch my Patreon site. I say finally, because I missed my first great astrological launch date due to massive slap-dashery on my part. As any one of my senior school teachers would have said, ‘You only have yourself to blame’. Thankfully nobody knew (except me)
But this was my second launch date choice, and it’s a good one. So tonight at 00.10am on the 28th May 2018, Carl and I will be doing a radio show to kick it off in style. We’ve already got some questions from my first beautiful Patron (sponsors).
On tonight’s show
We’ll be talking about the significance of numbers, or more importantly ages seen as turning points. There’s a lot of fuss about changing decades, but not much about the 7 years. And yet in psychology, there’s emphasis on natural stages that seem to take place around the 7 years. And there are many planets that orbit in cycles related to the number 7.
We’ll also be chatting about ‘The Sessions’ that are launching this month.
Join us if you’re awake! And have ideas and questions.
I’m tired of *incense and *yoga pants. I want to bust out of the world of where astrology usually sits. Don’t get me wrong – I like a bit of *Nag Champa and a good stretch, but astrology seems to take place in mystic fairs and in online forums…I want it to breathe in the fresh light of day. I’m up for a possibility that astrology sits in a world where it reaches everyone and without stigma.
Has anyone else recently noticed the ”shit is really hitting the fan’? Noticed that people are fighting for the sake of fighting? That social media is getting a little out of hand and people are projecting their anger? That our governments are advocating war, mostly against the will of the people and on dubious grounds? It seems things are getting really ‘eggy’ on planet Earth and ‘No you are not imagining things’…
There are a few astrological culprits that I’ve seen quoted in this…. In Late March, Mercury retrograde was being blamed for the confusion and miscommunication of the situation. But Mercury is now direct again in May, and the anger and hurt is ongoing.
Uranus is also creating waves. He is on the move soon into Taurus in May, signalling a worldwide gear change. His influence is already being felt, creating a feeling of deep-rooted insecurity in his explosive need for autonomy. More on Uranus, this week.
But the real energy that I think is being picked up on right now, is the energy of Chiron. And not just Chiron energy, but the blend of Chiron energy as experienced through the Aries lens. Let’s have a look at Chiron first, before understanding how it mixes with Aries.
Who is ‘The wounded healer’?
Now you can be forgiven if you’ve not heard of Chiron before, because he’s not classed as an actual planet. He’s classed as a minor planet and he’s also known as a comet, and he doesn’t have a straightforward orbit like our other planets in the Solar system. Chiron’s orbit moves in between the orbits of both Saturn and Uranus, which means that sometimes, Chiron might be in a zodiac sign for up to 8-9 years (when he’s in Pisces and Aries), and other times he’ll be in a zodiac sign for 1.5-2 years (when he’s in Virgo and Libra). Listen in here to hear me talk about Chiron or carry on reading 🙂
Chiron is known as ‘The Wounded Healer’, and represents the pain that hounds us, that we feel unable to address. Call it childhood pain, parent issues, a physical condition that gets you down…..it’s that part of us that we struggle to get free of. We’ve all got this ‘wounding’, somewhere in our lives, as represented within our birthcharts. For many of us, the wounds are obvious for everyone else to see, but we’re quite unconscious to it, hence our inability to face it head on and relieve it. Its a condition we feel victim to.
In Greek mythology, Chiron was a gifted healer and a wise teacher. So Chiron in our natal charts also shows us where we have potential to heal and how our healing can take place.
As a celestial body that is sometimes orbiting around the outer planet Uranus, and then sometimes crossing the orbit of Saturn in the direction of the inner planets, Chiron is seen to bring the outer planet themes (deep unconscious transformation), into our midst through personal struggle, responsibility and structure (as represented by Saturn), and through sudden opportunities for growth (represented by Jupiter). This valuable learning is then actualised and lived through the expression of our inner planetary positions (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars). I have recorded a short podcast here that explains the relationship between the outer and inner planets of the solar system.
Chiron in a nutshell
Chiron shows up as:-
- A teacher, guru, new belief system
- A physical healing challenge (often relieved by natural lifestyle change and self healing)
- A mental healing challenge (often based on childhood pain, relieved by accepting what is and by using radical forgiveness)
These often lead to:-
- a sacred journey
- passage/gateway/transit/portal to a new way of being
- a healing relationship
- more authentic work
- more responsibility (possibly caring for another)
- connection / a deeper sense of self
- you become the teacher
- you take responsibility for your own healing. Doctor heal thyself.
Much of Chiron’s impact is realised (or not), when Chiron connects to one of our natal planets in our birthchart. As this is a slow moving minor planet, there will be specific times in your life when Chironic themes are deeper, and other times when you appear delightfully free. Around your 50th/51st birthday, for example everyone experiences a Chiron return, where Chiron returns to the exact spot it was in at the time of your birth. This reawakens any healing opportunity in your life that you have not yet laid to rest.
Also, if your natal Chiron is strongly aspected within your natal chart, you will have a penchant for transforming and living through your childhood pain. Many caregivers, healers and doctors have strong Chiron themes in their birthchart. I have recorded two podcasts here detailing how you check your own Chiron in your birthchart:- Where’s your wounding part 1, Where’s your wounding part 2
So that’s Chiron energy. Doesn’t sound that perilous, though it does sound painful. Let’s add in the Aries element now.
Aries – fighting for the right to be me
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is a fire sign, ruled by Mars (the Roman God of war). Ares was the name of the Greek God of war. As the first sign, Aries carries with it a flair for the dramatic, for grabbing the attention, for shocking, for taking action. Aries is very much, act first, reflect later. Or in the case of social media ‘React first’.
Aries are natural leaders, because they are usually quite happy to move things forward. This forward moving energy is what is blending right now with the Chiron ‘wounds’. And so for people who have ‘wounds’ that they’ve not yet laid to rest, there’s material there for a blow up, for defensiveness, for a reaction when your wound is remembered.
For the last 8 years, Chiron has been in Pisces, creating a huge awakening for lots of creative, soulful Pisces types or people with key planets in the sign of Pisces. Whilst Chiron has been in Pisces, the collective wound has been mysterious. Like an iceberg, we had glimpses of what we think the wound is, but in reality the vast majority of the collective pain and damage on Earth has been obscured. In the same way that most of the Iceberg mass is out of view, is unseen. But now, that Chiron is in Aries, all of a sudden the problems and pain are acute, are tangible and are throbbing.
I’ve recorded a podcast here for you to listen in more to my thoughts on Chiron’s move into Aries and what that might mean to us collectively, individually and spiritually. I’m particularly interested in how this will also blend with the energies of Uranus moving into Taurus on 15th May 2018, less than a month after Chiron’s move – and I’ll record a video or podcast about the effect of Chiron AND Uranus changing signs together. Stay tuned.
Tides are turning
It’s safe to say, my preoccupation at the moment is in seeing in this next phase of humanity’s growth and I see the changes of the outer planets as being critical. From now until the end of 2020, we are destined for an intense roller coaster ride of reform, new technologies and deep changes in the way society works together. I’m hoping for a flatter more transparent hierarchy, and am really intending that humans break free from the conditioned slavery most of us have grown accustomed to.
We’ll see soon enough what is coming to pass, but for now should you want to explore Chiron within your own chart, please do have a look at these links or drop over to my patreon page. You might like my breakdown of how Chiron expresses himself through each sign and through the houses of your birthchart. I also explore what happens when Chiron transits through one of your houses. Trust me, when I say it is life transforming!
Learn more about Chiron
- Chiron in Aries – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18659705
- Why is Chiron important astrologically? – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18658895
- Chiron – where’s your wounding, part 1 – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18659198
- Chiron where’s your wounding, part 2 – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18659401
- Chiron in the 1st House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18664490
- Chiron in the 2nd House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18664879
- Chiron in the 3rd House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18665189
- Chiron in the 4th House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18667155
- Chiron in the 5th House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18775002
- Chiron in the 6th House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18775079
- Chiron in the 7th House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18775210
- Chiron in the 8th House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18775263
- Chiron in the 9th House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18775326
- Chiron in the 10th House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18775412
- Chiron in the 11th House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18775462
- Chiron in the 12th House – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18775529
- Personal account of Chiron – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18661104
- Allowing forgiveness of your childhood part 1 – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18660385
- Allowing forgiveness of your childhood part 2 – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18660565
- Allowing forgiveness of your childhood part 3 – https://www.patreon.com/posts/18660700
This is one of the most frequent questions I get from clients during consultation. It’s a very tough one to answer because people get into and out of relationships for many different reasons and one woman’s commitment is another woman’s prison. Add in to that the fact that we are all free agents, and I can’t guarantee that my astrological predictions will come to pass. I could determine that you were with the right person and you could still be swept of your feet by a newer Mr or Mrs Right. It’s a minefield. Really, truly it is.
When someone asks this question I run through a disclaimer of sorts that says what’s possible and what’s not. Here it is.
My Astrological Disclaimer for Relationships:-
- Can’t say for certain that you’ll end up with a specific person or say how long it will last
- Can’t say for certain that the other person will want to be in a relationship with you in the way you want
- Can’t guarantee that the pressures of life won’t make being together a nightmare.
My Astrological Charter for Relationships:-
- I can run through what brings you together, what makes you stay strong, what challenges you and find strategies for you to bond at a deeper level.
- I can advise you of astrological phases coming in to each of your lives and how they might affect your relationship, so that you can plan diversions or strategic actions to mitigate or make the most of, the energies.
There are a number of charts I can look at to determine compatibility and durability within a relationship. I’ll write more about this shortly, because I have observed again and again, the conditions that help support a great relationship, and also the energies of relationships that don’t end well. But these are the main ‘relationship’ tools an astrologer might use to help you.
Tool for compatibility
This compares your birthchart to that of your partner. Often you’ll see prominent links between each other’s planets. Where there are links between you, they describe how your energies affect each other.
A composite chart looks at the entity that exists between you both, namely the relationship. Quite simply it is constructed by finding the closest midpoint between each of your planets and angles. (ie: if your Sun is 4 degrees Pisces, and your partner’s is 4 degrees Scorpio, your composite Sun with be 4 degrees Capricorn.)
Essentially the composite chart is completely made up. And that mirrors reality, because your relationship is also made up between your mixed energies.
Tools for durability
Looking into the future, I will look at where the transiting planets will be at different times for both you and your partner. From this it is easy to see when there are possible challenges and fracture points, and also times to grow stronger. Whilst I can’t say whether you’ll stay together or not (that’s both of your choices), if you can plan ahead for the harder times and also for the more productive times, you’ll be much more likely to stay happier within your relationship and make informed choices.
The progressed Moon is a good indicator of emotional turning points, so analysing this, in both charts with the transits can give very accurate timing to when things change and how they might change. The progressed Moon often shows up prominently in both your charts around the time of marriage, of the conception and/or birth of a child.
I have recently come to feel uncomfortable looking at partnerships without the EXPRESS PERMISSION of the partner. I used to take it as read, that clients who have requested relationship advice, were in a significant relationship and that this was a mutual request. (I have high levels of trust in the people I work with)
There have more recently been times when it has just felt ‘off’, and that if I did this job, I might be spying into someone’s life. Therefore, I now like to hear from both partners before agreeing to look into any relationship.
It’s fair to say, I’ve taken my eye off the blog ball for a while, whilst getting on with some more private work projects. One of which is picking up on my Hypnotherapy work. I’ve been going through some quite significant transits (for you astrologers out there: Pluto square Chiron / Saturn conjunt Venus/ Saturn Square Pluto / Saturn opposition Saturn). It’s fair to say I’ve felt the need to go deep inside and rethink my life supports and structures.
If you’re in a similar place, in particular with wanting to understand and regenerate a better feeling within your body, then you might like to listen to this hypnotic recording I’ve put together. I’ve made two different version according to whether you want to wake naturally or be counted up to waking awareness.
Feel free to listen in and let me know what you think, or if you’d like to listen to a different subject. I will be creating Astrological Hypnos soon for finding relief during testing transits for example ‘The Saturn Return’ and ‘The Chiron Return’.
Jupiter’s orbit around the Sun takes 11.86 years to complete. It therefore changes astrological sign approximately every 12 months, sometimes more and sometimes less. This month, Jupiter moves into Scorpio and will reside there for just under 13 months. So what does this transit mean to us? If you can remember back 12 years to what was happening last time, you’ll have a head start. But if you can’t remember, let’s explore some of the themes about to surprise and delight us…
Jupiter going into Scorpio will affect us all in one way or another, and for some of us it will have a bigger impact. Much of this depends on our personal charts and where the sign of Scorpio falls. It can also depend on where Pluto is in our charts as Pluto rules Scorpio. For people with a strong Scorpio, these periods of time, can have a dramatic influence in shaping our lives. Continue reading “The Real Life Stories of Jupiter in Scorpio”