Connecting the World with Astrology
Welcomes Autumn 2022!
Welcome to the Astrology Arizona (AAZ) website!
Here’s what’s up with our group and the Astrological forecast for September!
We are an astrology group based in the Phoenix metro area dedicated to the art and science of Astrology. Our organization is a New Moon double Aquarius trine a Gemini Ascendant. Born the Year of the Metal Ox, our chart affirms a wider Aquarian intention and creates a welcoming Aquarian vibe for members past, present, and future.
We encourage your suggestions about potential speakers and topics for future monthly programs. We envision our 21st century group being a point of light to help students of Astrology who want to know more in the emerging 20 year Aquarian Era which began at the Grand Mutation at 1 Aquarius. We’re excited at the dynamic interactivity we’ve been having this year at our presentations, and look forward to future exciting programs on a wide range of astrological topics..
Become A Member!
If you haven’t already joined our group, please consider visiting our site and becoming a member. You can find us at https://azastrologers.org/. For $36 a year, you get a discount on admission to all talks and many other benefits, including free advertising for your business on our website! For two people living at the same address, both can become members for $54. Don’t delay, renew today! As always, life members don’t have to pay anything, though donations are always welcome.
If you have any questions about who we are and what we do, or want to suggest a topic for a future program or apply to speak, please direct all correspondence to one of these current AAZ Board members:
Bill Nastasiak (Vice President)
Robert Wilkinson (President and Editor of AAZ Newsletter)
Mary Katherine Kracht (Treasurer)
We Have A Facebook Page!
Please feel free to drop by our Facebook page where we have many topics of interest to explore. Questions, comments, and discussions are most welcome! Please visit us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/111582320851163 and join the social media initiative going on there.
How To Attend Our Events
We welcome all visitors to our presentations, so please join us! We and countless other groups around the nation are doing our astrological presentations using ZOOM webinar technology. If you want to attend future presentations, please go to the ZOOM website and download the latest software. Without the latest software, you may experience difficulty logging in. They release new versions often, so please upgrade before you join our discussions.
To anticipate a question, no, you don’t have to have a camera or microphone to attend a ZOOM webinar. All you need to attend is internet access and speakers. If you’re interested in attending the webinars, please contact us at email@example.com and make sure you’re on our mailing list so we can notify you in advance of the presentations. You can make your donation for membership and admission to our events by going to https://azastrologers.org/donate - Admission fees are usually $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
A Look at Our Recent Presentations
Our February 26 meeting featured astrological mathematician Christopher Benton guiding us through a journey exploring How I Discovered and Fell in Love with the Arc Transform. We discussed “Cycles of Becoming” and examined various series of harmonic charts and how to use Arc Transform charts for personal growth.
Our March 26 meeting featured Elisabeth Grace giving her take on The Astonishing Synchronicity of Planetary Patterns and Headline News. She had countless examples of dramatic news stories and articles which came out the same time certain aspects happened, even though the articles were written weeks or months before the aspect. Headline after headline conformed to the astrology of that moment, with some dramatic and funny correlations.
Our April 23 gathering featured a return of Elizabeth Hazel giving us her expertise on Antiscia: Secrets in the Mirror. The concept of the Antiscia is an important inheritance from ancient astrology, and gives us "mirror points" between signs positions. She gave us a lot of examples of how this mirroring works in charts, and it was truly an exceptional presentation!
Our May 21 presentation featured Robert Wilkinson giving us a detailed look at his new book The Magic of Venus: Friendships, Soul Mates, and Twin Flames. He took us through a journey of how our Venus is active in all our relationships, and how to re-shape its expression to attract better ones in the present and future. He offered insights into Venus’ duality of Wisdom and Folly, the different sign archetypes, the key factors in synastry, how to use astrology to solve relationship problems, the purpose of Soul Mates in our lives, and how the book came to be.
Our June 25 presentation featured Kathryn Silverton giving us her take on Medical Astrology and the Best Times for Medical Procedures. She gave a fantastic in-depth presentation about how to time medical procedures based in which planet rules the part of the body being operated on. She offered quite a few examples of how the actual date of the procedure was decided.
Our July 23 presentation featured a return appearance by Tony Dickey who took us on a deep dive into The History of Neptune-Pluto Waves: 577 BCE through 2384. We saw how numerous Neptune/Pluto cycles were associated with major social changes during each conjunction, square, and opposition between these planets from 577 BCE right up to the current incarnation of that energy in play since the 1890s impacting us now and into future centuries.
Our August 20 meeting was an open forum, where we had a pretty vigorous discussion of at least a dozen different astrological topics and a lot of different takes on different things were bounced between those attending. It generated a lot of interest and interactions, and a good time was had by all
What's Coming in Our September Presentation
Our September 17 presentation has changed due to medical reasons, and the scheduled talk on the Lunar Return will happen on November 19. Instead, we’ll come together on September 17 to cover several topics which we never got around to discussing at our August meeting. Bill Nastasiak will give the first part of the presentation by reminding us that there are many important aspects in early childhood which could fill volumes in a library, with one particular “wild card” which appears on its own schedule. He says “if it shows up too early, there can be lingering effects, a.k.a. one of the ‘knots of childhood,’ that will have to be untied later.” We’ll also see if this can be generalized in mundane matters.
Thanks to Mercury retrograde, the second part of the discussion Robert Wilkinson will talk about the coming Mars retrograde, so if you wonder how this transit might affect your chart, please come to the presentation and have your questions answered!
As usual, there is a modest admission charge of $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Our October 22 presentation features the globally respected astrologer and author Ray Grasse speaking on and taking questions about his new book, When the Stars Align: Reflections on Astrology, life, death, and other mysteries.
His back cover bio says Ray is a writer, photographer, and astrologer living in the American Midwest. He is author of several books, including The Waking Dream, Under A Sacred Sky, An Infinity of Gods, and Signs of the Times. Known many decades for his articles in Horoscope Magazine and his editing of Quest Books and The Quest Magazine and his work as Associate Editor of The Mountain Astrologer for over 20 years, this talk promises to be a unique “don’t miss” event, since Ray also hasn’t done public talks for years. Regardless of what he is speaking about, this one will be a great gathering!
Our November 19 presentation features internationally known astrologer, author, and host of the FB astrological group KISS Michelle Young, who will be presenting on The Lunar Return in Astrology. She is the author of several books, many articles, and is quite well known, loved, and respected in the global astrological community.
Michelle Young wrote for Dell Horoscope as a cover features writer and monthly columnist from the late 80s through the mid-90s, freelancing with them from 2014 until the magazine stopped publishing in early 2020. Published online and in mainstream magazines, Michelle has written on non-astrological subjects, including tennis, juvenile fire setting, medical, psychological, and multicultural education. Her first book, written for international text and trade, won two state awards, a second place national award, and was nominated for the 1998 National Association for Multicultural Education Book of the Year Award.
This is the first talk she’s given in years, so don’t miss this one! She’s as good as it gets, and this material is part of her upcoming book on Planetary Returns.
Our December 17 gathering will be a Solstice program, which is still in the planning stage. We’re hoping to have an actual physical gathering of our members to celebrate the passage of our strict quarantine policy up to now.
Our January 21, 2023 presentation will feature another zoom meeting with Predictions for 2023 by a group of skilled astrologers in various disciplines from around the internet world giving their take on what’s coming for the next year!
Some extraordinary astrologers from all over the nation are presenting to our group in 2022 on topics we know you’ll love, so we look forward to seeing you at our high-quality astrology talks offered by some of the best of the best!
This is where you can make a difference. We’re experimenting with other models for making astrology available to the public, including discussions on topics of interest at our Facebook page and hopefully at some point, finding ways of doing roundtables on specific subjects if there’s enough interest.
We also welcome anyone with expertise in audio and video production to help us edit our recordings. While Robert has some professional expertise in the field, we’re open to others who would like to work with him in helping create a top notch professional library of our presentations.
A Few Notable Virgo Celebrities
Lyndon Johnson, HG Wells, Buddy Holly, Peter Sellers, Roald Dahl, Hank Williams, Lauren Bacall, Leo Tolstoy, Bernie Sanders, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Michael Jackson, Patsy Cline, Agatha Christie, Johann Goethe, Tommy Lee Jones, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sophia Loren, BB King, Bill Murray, Lily Tomlin, Kobe Bryant, Van Morrison, Peter Falk, Greta Garbo, Roger Waters, Ken Kesey, Molly Ivins, Leonard Bernstein, Dave Chappelle, Barry Gibb, Maria Montessori, Queen Elizabeth I, Jesse Owens, Richard Gere, Louis XVI, Warren Buffett, Claudette Colbert, Maurice Chevalier, Jennifer Hudson, Lech Walesa, Ann Richards, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Aubrey Beardsley, Amy Poehler, DH Lawrence, Otis Redding, Gene Kelly, Bob Newhart, Freddie Mercury, Raquel Welch, Jose Feliciano, “Lone Ranger” Clayton Moore, Oliver Stone, Sid Caesar, Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman, Gloria Estefan, Jeremy Irons, Ivan Pavlov, Jessie James, Pink, Moby, Tuesday Weld, Mother Theresa, John Ritter, James Gandolfini, Jean Smart, Ted Williams, the US Constitution, the Violence Against Women Act, the 1963 March on Washington, International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and esteemed astrologers Steven Erlewine and Liz Greene.
PLANETARY MOTIONS IN SEPTEMBER 2022
(All the degree values listed in the next three sections are computed the same way Sabian Symbols are read; we always round up. 9+ = 10; 19+ = 20; 29+ = 30)
SUN – 9 Virgo to 8 Libra
MERCURY – 6 Libra to 9 Libra, then back to 25 Virgo
VENUS – 25 Leo to 3 Libra
MARS – 7 to 20 Gemini
JUPITER – 7 to 4 Aries
SATURN – 21 to 20 Aquarius
URANUS – 19 Taurus (all month)
NEPTUNE – 25 to 24 Pisces
PLUTO – 27 Capricorn (all month)
CHIRON – 16 to 15 Aries
TRUE NORTH NODE –16 to 14 Taurus
SIGNIFICANT ASTROLOGICAL OCCURRENCES IN AUGUST 2022
(Bold entries are the ingresses, stations, and lunations. Non-bold are significant aspects.)
NEW MOON; August 27; Sun and Moon at 5 Virgo
VENUS YOD WITH NEPTUNE/PLUTO; August 31-Sept 1 at 25-27 Leo
MERCURY OPPOSED JUPITER; September 2 at 7 Libra/Aries
VENUS ENTERS VIRGO; September 4
VENUS QUINCUNX JUPITER; September 9 at 6 Virgo/Aries
MERCURY STATIONARY RETROGRADE; September 9 at 9 Libra
FULL MOON; September 10; Sun 18 Virgo; Moon 18 Pisces
SUN QUINCUNX SATURN; September 12 at 20 Virgo/Aquarius
VENUS SQUARE MARS; September 16 at 15 Virgo/Gemini
SUN OPPOSED NEPTUNE; September 16 at 25 Virgo/Pisces
MERCURY OPPOSED JUPITER; September 18 at 5 Libra/Aries
VENUS QUINCUNX SATURN; September 20 at 20 Virgo/Aquarius
SUN AND MERCURY INFERIOR CONJUNCTION; Sept 22 at 1 Libra
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX; September 22
VENUS OPPOSED NEPTUNE; September 24; 24 Virgo/Pisces
MERCURY ENTERS VIRGO; September 23
NEW MOON; September 25 at 3 Libra; Sun and Moon at 5 Virgo
MERCURY CONJUNCT VENUS; September 26 at 27 Virgo
SUN OPPOSED JUPITER; September 26 at 4 Libra/Aries
VENUS ENTERS LIBRA; September 29
VENUS OPPOSED JUPITER; October 1 at 4 Libra/Aries
MERCURY STATIONARY DIRECT; October 2 at 25 Virgo
AN ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF SEPTEMBER 2022
by Robert Wilkinson
(This is a partial version of our monthly newsletter. If you want to receive the entire newsletter, please be sure your membership is current so the comprehensive information in the newsletter will be sent directly to your email inbox!)
This year the month of September brings us the intensity of Saturn square Uranus and the late August New Moon square Mars! This impacts the entire month, and with Mercury slowing and going retrograde in the second week of September, we will probably find ourselves moving one step forward, two to the side, two steps backward, two steps forward, and one to the side (or something like that!) Mercury will be helping us “return to Source” to find spiritual inspiration which will lead us to see how to make a long term positive difference by the time it goes stationary direct at the beginning of October.
With Jupiter retrograde this month and returning to its conjunction point with Mars at 4 Aries, we’re now reviewing and taking a new look at how we can enjoy life and find a two year expansion into new areas wherever we have 4 Aries. This was a magical conjunction, and will open doors for all of us in the house where we have early Aries. So we’ll continue a review of our Aries initiatives over the next several weeks, maintaining the momentum and giving us glimpses of the major growth to come early next year when Jupiter re-enters Aries and conjuncts Chiron.
Saturn is still teaching us how to manage our feelings and our individual spirituality to play our part in the greater Aquarian 20 year era now developing. This month Saturn continues to crystallize what we need to learn about the second half of Aquarius, with the theme of “Management.” Due to Saturn’s recent station setting the theme for the period from June through next February, over the next few months we’ll be tested to be able to “pick up and deliver spiritual power,” however that applies in our lives. These tests will activate whenever transiting Saturn is triggered by an aspect with the trigger planet showing how to deal with those Saturn lessons. This month requires “strength” and “resilience” when we confront disappointing circumstances and people, with “rewards from Spirit” coming in the last half of September.
Planets Slowing Down, Speeding Up, or Shifting Signs
September is less active than usual when it comes to planets going retrograde or direct, as only Mercury goes retrograde. This changes in October as Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto all go direct and Mars goes retrograde. At this time, though still retrograde, Saturn and Pluto have begun to speed up while Uranus continues to slow down and Mercury slows and then speeds up again after the Inferior Conjunction at the Autumnal Equinox.
In September we only have three planets changing signs. This month Mercury, ruler of Gemini and Virgo, will give us two sign experiences (Virgo and Libra), and the Sun, ruler of Leo and Cancer, will give us two (Virgo and Libra). Venus, ruler of Taurus/Libra, will also give us two (Leo and Virgo). As you can see, there isn’t much sign shifting this month.
Mars begins September in a separating square with the Sun which is still in orb through September 3. Mars is now in Gemini at the beginning of a 7 month run in that sign. Mars in Gemini is versatile, but can get too spread out in “multi-tasking” mode. Because it is slowing to go retrograde in late October, please remember that much which is initiated at this time won’t move forward until January. Long term planning will sustain the faithful in the interim.
Mars is activating the house(s) where we have 7 through 20 Gemini, so stay focused, enjoy yourself as much as you can in the midst of the cross currents, and especially during the hard aspects, continue to maintain patience, thoughtfulness, and caution while curbing impulsiveness and avoiding all quarrels where things quickly bog down.
From September 1-7, Mars is in the Gemini decan of Gemini, ruled by Mercury with an extra dose of Jupiter. From September 8-30, Mars is in the Libra decan of Gemini, ruled by Venus with an extra dose of Mars. Because of the favorable aspects Mars makes to Jupiter this month, there is good productivity with specialization and unique qualities featured in the second half of September. Given the aspects, there will be some tension during Venus square Mars active from September 10-22 requiring us to make sure we’re using the right means to achieve our ends.
Between September 1-10, Mars will agitate those with planets between 7-12 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, and between September 10-20 it will agitate planets or points we have between 12-17 degrees of those signs. From September 20-30 it will agitate planets or points we have between 17-21 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
So September is relatively quiet when it comes to sign changes. Leo disappears when Venus enters Virgo early in the month, but no other planet changes signs until the Equinox, when the Sun enters Libra and Mercury retrogrades back to Virgo. So this month puts the focus on Virgo and Libra, with the rest of the planets spread out in Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini..
The Aquarius-Taurus Tension This Year
We are now back in the Storm Zone of Saturn square Uranus! Last year we were all put through a lot of pressure wherever we had 11-17 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. While we were granted some relief up to now, the pressure’s back wherever we have 18-24 degrees of those signs. Saturn and Uranus will remain in square through early December, again challenging us to see what matters so we can let go of nonessentials.
Last year we had three squares from Saturn to Uranus; one from 8 Aquarius to 8 Taurus, another with Saturn retrograde at 14 Aquarius square Uranus at 14 Taurus, and a third with Saturn direct at 12 Aquarius and Uranus retrograde at 12 Taurus. These waning (upper) squares between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus mark the culmination of the cycle set into motion with Saturn conjunct Uranus in 1988. Interestingly, in 1999-2000 Saturn in Taurus made its waxing (lower) square to Uranus in Aquarius, so last year activated conflicts dating back 20 years.
We’re Actors On A New Stage With A New Set
The Grand Mutation of Jupiter conjunct Saturn at 1 Aquarius began a new 20 year Aquarian Era in December 2020, as well as a new 200 year Era, moving global energies out of Earth and into Air. We’ve begun to grow beyond the materialism of the past 200 years and have entered two centuries of Air emphasis, with its qualities of relatedness, receptivity, versatility, movability, lightness, and cooperative ideas, visions, and ideals.
The 2020 Solar eclipse on the Summer Solstice is still facilitating a grand reorientation in our lives, including an acceptance of new allegiances and life directions, and the December 2020 Solar eclipse at 24 Sagittarius is still helping us remove blocks to our happiness. The June 2021 Solar eclipse at 20 Gemini is already removing irrelevant and extraneous ideas and considerations from our decision making process, and the extremely beneficial Total Solar Eclipse at 13 Sagittarius in early December 2021 gave us a promise of major gifts and unique interactive opportunities which will be perfect for whatever we need. Rewards are coming these next 4 years!
We’re still "under the beams" of the Solar Eclipses we experienced in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, and these “cosmic recyclers” continue to remove all that we no longer need in our lives. Take note of where you have 1 Cancer, 24 and 13 Sagittarius, 20 Gemini, and 11 Taurus, since 1 Cancer aligns us with a larger reality, 24 Sagittarius helps us find happiness, 13 Sagittarius gives us a new identity and love, 20 Gemini removes what cannot be assimilated or communicated,
and 11 Taurus will help us remove “weeds from our garden of Life and Mind.” All in all, these were some very favorable eclipses wherever they impact our lives..
The mid-June 2021 Solar Eclipse at 20 Gemini continues to shut down parts of our lives in that sector for years to come. All the eclipses in Gemini and Sagittarius are removing old ideas, old perspectives, old truths, and old futures. May’s eclipses with Sun in Taurus has begun to shut down old value systems in that sector, as well as the Scorpio sector now that the May Full Moon Wesak Festival eclipse has begun to bring us a global wisdom mentioned earlier related to where late Scorpio and late Taurus fall in our charts.
As we study how successive Eclipses have affected various areas of our charts and lives, we can get a sense of the utility of these “Cosmic Recyclers” in removing what we no longer needed in those areas, creating a void which attracted new life experiences. They invite us to look back, and then forward, to see the continuity of “letting go, taking in, letting go, taking in” across the years.
The Grand Irrationality
In September, the 7-pointed “Star of Destiny" I’ve termed The Grand Irrationality is in play at the beginning of the month when Venus in late Leo and early Virgo biseptiles Uranus and triseptiles Neptune. Other than this “fork in the road of destiny,” the configuration won’t be activated by an inner planet until mid-October when transits around 19-23 Libra form triseptiles to Uranus and Neptune, creating a dynamic “Kite” pattern which will activate all 7 zones. So while September is relatively calm, October will bring lots of irrationality!
All of the septile-series 7th harmonic aspects from the inner planets to the outer spiritual planets represent turning points at the hard edge of revolutionary change we’ve been going through for a while. Obviously, this is activated every time the Moon moves through one of the seven “hot zones” of this evolutionary configuration. All septile-series aspects are non-rational degree relationships representing “forks in the road of destiny” in any larger cycle. I have written extensively about “The Grand Irrationality,” a configuration which has been active since 1994, at my main website http://www.aquariuspapers.com where I explain why all of humanity is forging its future destiny at this time. If you have a planet or point near any of the seven zones, your life is sure to be affected. In September these zones are around 2-6 Aquarius, 24-28 Pisces, 16-20 Taurus, 7-11 Cancer, 28 Leo- 2 Virgo, 20-24 Libra, and 11-15 Sagittarius.
During the periods these 7th harmonic aspects are in play, if things get weird or crazy, be clear about the choices you’re making. While a lot won’t “make sense,” it doesn’t have to; just be clear about what you’re doing and why. Even though there may be interactions with unreasonable or irrational people, we still have the power to respond in productive ways.
As with “hard” aspects to and from Mars, if that planet (or really any planet) is involved in any non-rational aspect, whether one to our natal Mars or transiting Mars making a non-rational aspect to one of our natal, progressed, or solar return planets, it’s a time to be cautious during the period when the aspect is within a degree of forming or separating. Things have a way of getting strange during 7th harmonic aspects, so those are times to be especially deliberate and thoughtful in choosing our responses.
Primary Action Beats for the First Half of the Month
September begins under the influence of the late August New Moon at 5 Virgo, putting the spotlight on that house in our charts. As that New Moon is on a degree of “imagination revealing new realms of Being,” coupled with its square to Mars, focus, concentrate, try not to get distracted, and show humor while playing your cards close to the vest when it’s time to end something or say goodbye. Open to the wisdom impacting your life since early June, and figure out which facets of your personality you can reveal to your world. The first half of the month has Mercury trine Mars, while the last half of the month has Mars trine Saturn, so the first half of September should prove very favorable for any planets we have in the early degrees of the Fire and Air signs.
The first week begins with the Sun square Mars and ends with Mercury going stationary retrograde at 9 Libra, giving us a look back at ways to reconnect with whatever we venerate in the way of “past Masters.” The first week also begins with Mars sextile Jupiter, and moves us through a Venus Yod to Pluto and Neptune with Mercury opposed Jupiter! So we have the opposition-sextile-trine I mentioned earlier, along with the “multiple expansion through sacrifice” energy of the Venus Yod.
The second week of September brings Sun quincunx Chiron, Venus quincunx Jupiter, Mercury going retrograde, Sun trine Uranus, and Sun quincunx Saturn. All quincunxes bring “forced adjustments” requiring some sort of sacrifice, so consider the second week a time to focus on essentials as we begin a new way of being educated through direct action. That week the Moon transits Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, and Taurus, activating the outer planets in that span.
As noted, the quincunxes in the second week involve forced adjustments, “expansion through sacrifice,” and a harmony between the Sun in Virgo and Uranus in Taurus, opening a very favorable void in mid-Capricorn. The Full Moon on September 10 ushers in two weeks of learning to take “inner guidance” and express it through revising some ideas back to source, or possibly finding ways to display what we know or can do in ways which bring us to the attention of the public. The Moon is very favorable on September 7, 10, 11, and 12, with Saturn square Uranus triggered on September 8 with Moon in Aquarius and September 14, with Moon in Taurus.
Primary Action Beats for the Second Half of the Month
The last half of the month is under the influence of the Full Moon at 18 Virgo/Pisces, indicating a favorable time due to the Lunation sextile and trine Uranus, opening a very productive and harmonizing void around 16-20 Scorpio. Put your faith into action, and you’ll experience a surge of spontaneity and encouragement to “show your stuff.”
As the last half of September shows Mercury at minimum speed through the Inferior Conjunction, and then speeding up after that, use the third week of the month to get to the heart of any matter using the Sun opposed Neptune and trine Pluto to mobilize! That evolutionary configuration is great for becoming clear about the roles we are and aren’t play, with the favorable void in Cancer offering integrative possibilities. As Mars is trine Saturn the last half of the month, it’ll be good for stabilizing what we’ve accomplished while preparing for the slow down and reversals indicated by Mars going retrograde at the end of the month.
The third week of the month begins favorably, with the Moon in Taurus trine Venus and the Sun, followed by a sextile to Neptune and trine to Pluto. This Grand Earth trine on September 14/15 should be good for getting things done, and as it’s followed by Moon in Gemini on the 15, 16, and 17th in favorable aspect to Jupiter, Mercury, and then Saturn, we should be able to make progress despite the cross currents of Venus square Mars and the relative confusion accompanying Sun opposed Neptune which we can clear up using the Sun trine Pluto. Try not to let secondary distractions interrupt your focus, get clear about what roles you’re playing within the larger collective atmosphere, and remember that though things can get strange via the opposition they can quickly clear up due to Sun trine Pluto and Mars sextile Chiron.
The end of September brings another New Moon on the 25th at 3 Libra, showing that late September and the first half of October will bring us all “the dawning of a new day revealing a world utterly transformed.” As it is opposed Jupiter, it should “light up” our new Jupiter in Aries adventure; just be clear about the roles you want to play in the world which allow you to keep the momentum and initiative in your own hands.
This is the eighth month of the North Node in Taurus era! We’re now in a time of our greatest development coming through the sign of appreciation, value, and enjoying the best life has to offer.
Mars conjunct Jupiter in Aries in late May set the pace for new openings these next 2 years, so embrace the adventure in new actions and new freedom to be as authentic as you need to be. This month our wise friend Saturn continues to help us manage Aquarius energies in our lives, with the first third of September showing us how to build strength and resilience through “disappointing human relations,” and the rest of the month bringing “rewards from Spirit.” These will be most evident during the times Saturn is trined, whether from Gemini or Libra, and continues our training in utilizing spiritual power effectively.
We’re now in the home stretch of two years of non-stop friction between Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus. The square is active for many weeks to come, so keep eliminating all which is of no use in the future, keep building heart and focused spiritual expression, and remember your inner Spiritual Warrior can never be overcome. This will help us understand what matters and what doesn’t, so don’t worry if you have to say no to something or someone.
The tension from the square will be greatly relieved by January 2023. Given the friction between Aquarius and Taurus triggered these next 4 weeks each time the Moon transits the Fixed signs, stay focused on your larger ideals, and keep showing heart, taking heart, trusting the heart, strengthening the heart, and radiating the Love you ARE to your world, expressed through a conscious focus, concentration, and intention.
Our recent Aries initiatives will expand quickly in early 2023, with past and current Taurus experiences showing us how to keep it simple, pleasant, and steady. The current Virgo and Libra transits are helping us find power and awareness through Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, with past, present, and future “Tensions of Opposites” leading us to a higher integrated view as we resolve the opposition energies into understanding and productivity. Just remember that Gemini transits in May, June, and July gave us a “first look” at what we’ll be dealing with for many months to come during the Mars transit of Gemini. We began the first tests in late August. These will last through mid-October, with things slowing down or even going into reverse after that thanks to Mars retrograde.
The Sun in Virgo is a time to see the Light of “service in significant practical forms” which will lead us to new archetypal ideas and activities in Libra. Virgo is where we learn “to rule is to serve,” and utilize divine discernment to figure out the place and function of each detail presented to us to deal with. The emergent Aquarian ideal came to surface during the Leo transits, and Virgo helps us shape that energy into significant forms by knowing what to eliminate for practical purposes.
This year’s Aquarian energies are now beginning their climb to fulfillment this Autumn as prelude to the rapid developments to come in 2023. Because Jupiter is still in Aries, try to experience yourself as an individual unique spark of Light which is part of the greater infinite Light field.
As we’re now in the middle of the second year of a new 20 year and 200 year cycle, remember a new era has dawned. Have courage and take the initiative to leave the Earth and fly free into the Air of what’s opening as the Grand Mutation expands its promise into the Divine transfigured ideal of a more just truth and future. This month brings confrontations and blessings, sacrifices and openings, reviews and returns of truths. Cultivate your unique qualities, and be pulled into a more enjoyable future.
The 2022 Capricorn and Aquarius transits began a new chapter of utilizing forms of personal power in Capricorn to serve the emerging Aquarian ideal. A huge part of the past died earlier this year and a new expansive inspired energy came in via the Mars conjunction with Jupiter in Aries. This is the time to keep steady on our course, unimpeded by old mindsets and considerations.
Open to new allegiances, new ways of seeing and honoring beauty, and make adjustments in your trajectory at this turning of the seasons. We now have overcome old inertias, discovered ways to move events in various directions according to our understanding, and gotten a new dose of Wisdom involving the vision of our heart’s desire expressed in our efficient adaptation to events.
Our wisdom is taking shape through our power to attain freedom of movement despite limiting conditions. We are finding “spiritual linkage through emotional stress” and “the blessings which come after the end of old ways.” And because an eclipse has been removing all which would obstruct our happiness for the past 20 months, and the new global wisdom now spreading across our planet is filling that void, this is a time when we can find new forms of genuine happiness appropriate for who we are now.
We’ve ended many things and begun a new expression these past four months; the past is over and we all have begun our trek into a new world of new potential, new adventures, and new ways to enjoy being ourselves, doing our work of Destiny. Open to the abundance of the process of growth, since we are all on a rocket ship to the stars!
Until next month (or whenever we meet again, since tomorrow is never guaranteed)
Editor, AAZ Newsletter
THE GRAND MUTATION AND GRAND IRRATIONALITY
by Robert Wilkinson
Because Jupiter and Saturn have now entered Aquarius and made their once-every-20-year conjunction, we're solidly launched into a new 20 year and 200 year era! We have moved from the Aries to Capricorn squares of 2020 to the Taurus to Aquarius squares of 2021 and now face the future coming fast!
All of us with planets in the last 10 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn had enormous changes in 2020, just as those who have planets in the first 15 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius had enormous changes in 2021. Uranus and Saturn continue to put pressure on planets we have in the middle degrees of the Fixed signs.
We are still in a period of off-again on-again Uranus septile Neptune and biseptile Pluto, generating two and sometimes three extremely powerful points of a 7-pointed “Star of Destiny" I've termed "The Grand Irrationality." This will be activated each time the Moon or any planet moves through one of the seven “hot zones” of this evolutionary configuration. These two septile based aspects are indicative of the hard edge of revolutionary change which will be triggered by future conjunctions and septile-series aspects to Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus!
As I explained in the overview, all the septile-series aspects trigger crucial choices and changes at “forks in the road of destiny.” If things seem irrational and don’t make much sense, there’s always a septile-series aspect active somewhere. This will intensify in the Summer and Autumn of 2022 because Saturn will square Uranus, renewing the intense conflict of the 2021 squares.
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Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Saturn continues its long term occupancy in its home sign of Aquarius. While we’ll still be focused on the group work set into motion last year, we are now experiencing Saturn’s late Aquarius qualities. It was a major influence in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Eclipses, continuing its years-long power behind events.
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Remember that while Saturn can feel heavy, it is also our ability to take command of our lives and destiny by using Saturn’s virtues in the right way and time. Our ability to steer our “ship of personality” into its rightful “current of destiny” is in front of us, based in how we have prepared for our “role of destiny” heading at us like an express train!
In 2019 we awakened to "a new quality of Being," and rehearsed and perfected roles and skills we needed in 2020 and beyond as part of the Saturn-Uranus “dance of individualization” in our lives. We’ve begun to crystallize present and future rewards, as well as new group work and roles opening new chapters in our “hero’s journey” since the Summer of 2019. It is helpful to regard the Saturn squares to Uranus in 2021-2022 as preparing us for the coming period when Saturn makes some long term very productive and specializing aspects with Uranus allowing us to craft a new individuality coming forth in 2022-2023!
I explain how Saturn and Uranus awaken us to our Higher Powers to take conscious command of our destiny in my book Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend. Saturn helps us give form and structure to our quest for Self-realization, and due to its occupancy of Aquarius, we have a preliminary instruction on how we can make a greater contribution to our civilization and come together with others in a great effort “ensouled by a great vision.” This will allow our “new quality of Being” promised by Uranus to come alive as expressions of our unfolding Higher Consciousness.
It was written for both astrologers and non-astrologers, and will help you understand how your life experiences assisted your Soul growth and your power to change negative karma to positive karma. Even those with little or no understanding of astrology will benefit from understanding why you had to make certain choices at crucial times that shaped your life in profound ways. Each time you re-read any part of it you’re sure to find undiscovered gems of insight helping you throw off attitudes which frustrate your ability to live your higher Purpose on your own terms
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