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Here’s what’s up with our organization and the Astrological forecast for December.
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A Look at Our Recent Presentations
Our May 20 presentation featured Robert Wilkinson giving an in-depth class on “The Many Factors in Chart Analysis” via Zoom. Robert offered 20 important analytical approaches in reading charts, followed by a short analysis of 5 charts to illustrate how these techniques open vast vistas of understanding how charts work.
Robert’s talk is available for purchase. It consists of the class outline of the 20 factors and 9 audio tracks. The first four are the first section where the points were discussed, and the last 5 are the short analyses of the different example charts. There is a tremendous amount of information in these tracks, which are guaranteed to yield new insights each time you listen to them. If you want to become a better chart reader, please consider purchasing the talk.
It is $20 for members of Astrology Arizona and $30 for non-members.
Our June 24 presentation featured eminent political and mundane Astrologer Tony Dickey speaking on major historical cycles affecting our future. By understanding long wave outer planet synodic cycles we can understand the transits associated with major national and social changes, and see what we confront as a society and humanity.
Our August 26 event was originally scheduled to have noted astrologer Bruce Scofield discussing his new book but as something unforeseen came up, instead we had Robert Wilkinson presenting on The Progressed Moon – Cycles of Changing Experience. Robert took us through the three most crucial Progressed Moon cycles in our charts, and what we can expect at each “turn of the wheel.”
This talk is also available for purchase, and will include 4 tracks totaling around 40 minutes with the class notes. For those who attended, they can get their personal copy sent to their email for $10. For those members who didn’t attend, it’s available for $15. (For non-members, it’s $20.)
As with our presentations, please donate through paypal and it’ll generate an email to us. We’ll send it directly to your email, but it must be an email which can accept large sound files, like Hotmail, Outlook, Gmail, and a few others. As it was an outstanding presentation, please consider getting your personal copy today and support the efforts of AAZ!
Our September 23 event featured April Elliott Kent speaking on the Void of Course Moon. It was quite an extraordinary talk, and April opened us to other interpretations of the VOC Moon, and how it was computed totally differently in antiquity, giving us an entirely new view of how the ancients thought about orbs.
Our October 21 event was history in the making, featuring world respected Mundane Astrologer Gary Lorentzen speaking on Planetary Pairs and the Eight Phases in Their Synodic Cycles. Gary took us through the 8 phases of social/political change, outlining what to expect in the decades (and even centuries!) following outer planet conjunctions. As Gary is one of the preeminent political astrologers in our world, the talk was wide-ranging, profound, and opened a hundred doors of political analysis.
The subject matter was so profoundly important that due to popular demand on the spot, we are planning a special extended workshop in early 2024 with Gary Lorentzen and Tony Dickey who will lead us in an exploration of the major political challenges of 2024-2026 indicated by crucial phase shifts in the outer planet relationships. We’ll let you know more as we figure out when to have it. This will also be a presentation not to be missed!
Our November 18 event featured medical doctor and Vedic astrologer Alicia Blando speaking about How Alternative Medical Therapies Give Clues About How Astrology Works. She gave a fascinating talk about the intersection of Western medicine, revolutionary healing modalities, and her path to discovering astrology.
What’s Coming in Our December Presentation
Our December 16 meeting is our free Solstice program for members and the public will occur on December 16. Robert will lead an astrological discussion of the Solstice chart where we’ll explore what we can expect in the next season and year. There’s always good fellowship at the Solstice gatherings, so please join us to help bring in the new Solar Year!
Future Programs Down the Road
Stay tuned, since we have some good presentations on the way! In 2024, our January 27 event will be our Predictions for 2023 talk featuring predictions from astrologers all over the world, and our February 24 event features a reprise of noted political astrologer Eric Alan Meece giving us a front end look on the US 2024 Presidential election in a talk titled Which Candidates Are Most Electable? As Eric is one of the foremost Astrologers in this field, this should be another excellent discussion, and we hope you will join us for this event, since “what one astrologer misses another catches.”
As usual, the admission for the January and February presentations is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. You can register at https://azastrologers.org/.
Who we Are - Contacts
We are an astrology group based in the Phoenix 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 had this past year at our presentations and roundtables, and look forward to future exciting programs on a wide range of astrological topics.
If you have 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 and Education Director)
Robert Wilkinson (President and Editor of AAZ Newsletter)
Mary Katherine Kracht (Treasurer)
AN ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF DECEMBER 2023
by Robert Wilkinson
(This column is an abbreviated version of what we send to members at the beginning of each month. If you want the complete overview, please join our organization.)
In 2023, the month of December features a lot of heavy action, including Neptune, Chiron, and Jupiter all going stationary direct, and Mercury going retrograde most of the month and going direct on January 1! This shows a tidal shift from retrograde to direct energy in three heavyweight astrological spiritual players. With Mercury trine Jupiter from the beginning of the month through the Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice culminating in the Inferior conjunction with the Sun on the Galactic Center point, it would seem that we’ll all be receiving indirect signals after the Solstice from Cosmic sources!
We continue to be blessed by the closest Neptune sextile with Pluto in 30 years, with Uranus joining the “three note chord” in 2024. With Uranus in late Taurus, Neptune in late Pisces, and Pluto in late Capricorn, we have a very strong “double sextile/trine” which should favorably impact all planets we have in the last 10 degrees of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces. The Spiritual Field represented by these outermost planets is helping stabilize our late Earth and Water sectors in the spiritual sectors of their signs.
With Uranus in late Taurus, Neptune in late Pisces, and Pluto in late Capricorn, we have a very strong “double sextile/trine” which should favorably impact all planets we have in the last 10 degrees of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces. The Spiritual Field represented by these outermost planets are helping stabilize our late Earth and Water sectors in the spiritual sectors of their signs.
With the inner planets in Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn this month, that’s the specific area of focus in our charts. Mercury contributes a look forward and a look back this month, with the retrograde station at 9 Capricorn bringing 3 weeks of taking a new look at what we’ve attuned to throughout 2023. So December gives us a review of the entire year while preparing us for our temporary visit to our metaphoric “Ellis Island” at the end of the month when Mercury will go direct and move us into our “new land,” with radical developments coming between now and May!
Jupiter is still retrograde but goes direct at the end of the month on the same degree Mercury went direct in May. We’ve now had a “look back” at issues related to the Spring Mercury retrograde. The themes of both these retrogrades is teaching us that the entire period of April 2023 through March 2024 is a time when old answers can’t confirm the new conditions, and old approaches won’t get the job done. Find new approaches, new attitudes, new understanding, and don’t worry about the past.
Remember, the first 12 days of the month are still under the influence of the November New Moon at 21 Scorpio, helping us turn away from constraints and obligations we no longer need to bear. While there may be “conflicts between old and new perspective,” follow the dictates of your heart.
The Libra Solar eclipse continues to help us remove old ideals and old “repair work” which is already done or which can no longer be done. The early Scorpio/Taurus Lunar eclipse Full Moon is already working to help us “tear away from the known and familiar,” and find allies to build bridges from the present to the future.
The second part of the month is under the influence of the December 12 New Moon at 21 Sagittarius, showing the focus is on finding “growth through imitation,” and the liberation of whatever was cocooned by the Scorpio energies in play between mid-October and late November. As that New Moon is square Neptune, it’s the fulfillment of our “purifying ordeal” we’ve been through in 2023.
Jupiter in Taurus gives a Taurus backdrop to planets we have in Sagittarius and Pisces, as well as the houses where we have these signs on the cusp. As it rules Saturn and they make a sextile through February, it should be a very productive time in the chart areas ruled by these planets.
We also have several long wave Aries cycles in play. Jupiter launched a major healing and mentoring cycle when it conjuncted Chiron at 15 Aries on March 11, 2023. That began a long wave Chiron cycle which will last until the Summer of 2036. As an aside, when Chiron transits between Aquarius and Gemini, it moves relatively slowly and has conjunctions with Jupiter about every 13 years. However, it can take 19-20 years for the next conjunction after Gemini or Cancer. That means once the conjunction at 16 Gemini happens in the Summer of 2036, then we won’t have another conjunction of Jupiter and Chiron until the Spring of 2056 in Aquarius.
Speaking of another long wave Aries energy in our charts, Jupiter launched a major healing and mentoring cycle when it conjuncted Chiron at 15 Aries on March 11. That began a long wave Chiron cycle which will last until the Summer of 2036. As an aside, when Chiron transits between Aquarius and Gemini, it moves relatively slowly and has conjunctions with Jupiter about every 13 years. However, it can take 19-20 years for the next conjunction after Gemini or Cancer. That means once the conjunction at 16 Gemini happens in the Summer of 2036, then we won’t have another conjunction of Jupiter and Chiron until the Spring of 2056 in Aquarius.
Because Jupiter rules Pisces, this month Saturn will have a steady Taurus feel. As Jupiter is heralding where Saturn will transit in a few years, we’re all getting a sense of corners to be turned later this decade when Saturn transits Taurus and makes the waxing square to the December 2020 Jupiter/Saturn conjunction point at 1 Aquarius. That conjunction ended a 200 year Earth era and began a 200 year Air era, and set the sociocultural conditions for the greater Aquarian 20 year era now developing.
Planets Slowing Down, Speeding Up, or Shifting Signs
As mentioned earlier, this month begins with all the inner planets in direct motion with Saturn and Pluto direct and Jupiter and Uranus retrograde. Neptune, because it goes stationary direct at the beginning of the month, has already begun to speed up since its opposition with the Sun in September.
At the beginning of December Mercury’s already slowing, preparing to go retrograde in mid-December. It will continue to slow down until the Solstice Inferior Conjunction, after which it will begin to speed up. Venus continues to speed up after last Summer’s retrograde, and Mars continues to accelerate after its direct station at 9 Gemini last January.
In December we have three planets changing signs, one of them twice during the month. This month the Sun, ruler of Leo and Cancer, will give us two (Sagittarius and Capricorn). Mercury, ruler of Gemini and Virgo, will give us two (Sagittarius and Capricorn). And Venus, ruler of Taurus and Libra, will give us three (Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius.
Mars is currently at maximum speed, indicating we can get a lot done quickly if we don’t get too scattered or ahead of ourselves. It went stationary direct at 9 Gemini in January 2024, with a theme of being a Zen archer, sure in your aim as a result of your training between September 2022 and February 2023. This has been a theme for this year and continues in 2024. Mars is now in Sagittarius, giving a push to all the Sagittarius activities and ideas we’ve had up to now. Mars helps us act with precision and persistence; in Sagittarius, it’s flame on and hitch a ride on a star!
This month Mars activates the house(s) where we have 5 through 27 Sagittarius. Mars in Sagittarius would rather dance around problems than take them head on, and would like it even better to be able to move somewhere else where the problems don’t exist!
Between December 1-10, Mars will prove agitating to those with planets between 5-12 Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. From December 11-20, it will have the same effect on planets between 12-20 degrees of the same Mutable signs. And between December 21 and 31, it will agitate planets between 20-27 of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
As I’ve offered before, when Mars is within a degree of forming or separating from a hard aspect with a planet, slow down and show deliberation and caution in how you use force. Hard aspects to/from Mars always require that we moderate or antidote impulsiveness and impatience.
This month the sign focus again shows a preponderance of Sagittarius with some Scorpio and Capricorn. Mercury’s in Capricorn at the beginning of December, Venus continues to occupy the last part of Libra for the first 4 days of the month before it enters Scorpio. That mix holds until the Solstice, when the Sun and Mercury will swap signs, with Mercury leaving Capricorn just after the Sun enters that sign. The month is mainly Sagittarius, with the Sun and Mars both in that sign for the first three weeks of the month and Mercury and Mars both there the last week of the month with Venus making an appearance at the very end of December.
So the first 4 days of the month features one visible planet in Pisces, Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius and Capricorn. After December 5, we find one in Scorpio, two in Sagittarius, and one in Capricorn. This holds through December 22, with changes in the last week leading to three visible planets in Sagittarius and one in Capricorn by the end of the month.
We’re Actors On A New Stage With A New Set – The Bigger Picture
We’re still in the initial years of a new era in human evolution. 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.
We’re still "under the beams" of the Solar Eclipses we experienced in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 and these “cosmic recyclers” continue to remove what we no longer need in our lives. Take note of where you have 1 Cancer, 24 and 13 Sagittarius, 20 Gemini, 11 Taurus, and 2 Scorpio, 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, 11 Taurus will help us remove “weeds from our garden of Life and Mind,” and 2 Scorpio is helping us release memories and attachments from the past.
The May 2022 eclipses with Sun in Taurus have begun to shut down old value systems in that sector, as well as the Scorpio sector via the May Full Moon Wesak Festival eclipse. The Scorpio Solar eclipses are already leading us to say goodbye to the past, giving up some old ideals. You can find out more about Solar and Lunar eclipses by going to my site at www.aquariuspapers.com where there are numerous articles in the archives on how eclipses work.
The April-May 2023 eclipses have begun to work their magic on our Aries and Libra sectors for quite a while to come. The Solar eclipse at 30 Aries is sure to shut down some elements wherever we have that in our charts, and the eclipses we’ve just been through are the last ones in the Taurus/Scorpio sector with a new one already shutting down some things wherever we have 22 Libra.
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.
Primary Action Beats for the First Half of the Month
December begins under the influence of the November New Moon at 21 Scorpio, continuing our lessons in navigating a “conflict between old and new perspectives,” which is coming to fruition via the late November Full Moon at 6 Scorpio/Taurus, helping us break away from the known and familiar while focusing on bridge building with our allies as a way to redirect from inadequate answers and methods.
The first week of the month begins with Mercury entering Capricorn and immediately sextiling Saturn, followed by Venus square Pluto and Mars quincunx Jupiter. The first favors productivity and prepares us for the multiple sextiles these two will make between now and mid-January. The quincunx shows a need to adapt methods or vision.
This should accompany a rebirth of some sort of love coupled with a return to Source, with productivity found in cooperating with the invisible world to receive “unusual good luck” and a need to protect what needs protecting and uplifting what needs to be strengthened. Adjust the goal or the method of attaining that goal in a balanced way.
Venus square Pluto is the culmination of old relationships, old ideals, and old ways of interacting with a need for seeing our part to sing in “the Cosmic Choir” and weighing alternatives as we stand on the threshold of a new cycle. This square will primarily affect those with planets or points around 27-30 Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
This is immediately followed by Venus entering Scorpio and trining Saturn, which should stabilize a lot as we surrender our old feelings and open to a deeper way of relating to others. This can provide a wider perspective once we give up the search in our 3D reality and raise our view to a higher level. Neptune then goes stationary direct on December 6, marking a sea change in the collective consciousness and encouraging us to purify whatever needs purification so we can move into a new life in 2024 unencumbered by old ghosts.
The second week of December features Venus opposed Jupiter, which should be fairly expansive, deep, and intense. Be alert to subconscious issues in play, and cultivate your “spiritual breathwork.” That’s followed by Sun quincunx Uranus on December 11-12, so don’t allow nervous energy to distract you from your preparations for future need. That quincunx will give us good information about the adjustments and sacrifices we’ll have to plug in when Mars quincunxes Uranus in the third week of the month. Go for permanent wisdom forms while enjoying yourself to the max!
The second week ends with a bang, since December 12 brings the New Moon AND Mercury going stationary retrograde. That New Moon encourages learning through imitation, and will help us get clear about the roles we are and are not playing. Adapt, trim and shape whatever to express your sense of things.
Primary Action Beats for the Second Half of the Month
The second half of the month begins with Mars trine Chiron, Venus quincunx Chiron, and the Sun square Neptune. It will be evident what needs to be done, but there may be a need to nail down details and make adjustments in the level of intensity Venus brings to everything while in Scorpio.
That week is also dominated by Mercury retrograde making its second trine to Jupiter, harmonizing the houses where we have Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, as well as any planets or points we have in those signs. Tension builds through December 19-21 when Venus opposed Uranus is exact, making real something promised by the 21 Scorpio New Moon.
The fourth week begins with the Inferior conjunction on the Galactic Center point, showing that the rest of the month into January features a “fusion of Life and backward looking Mind” with the potential of receiving much higher Cosmic signals than we’ve known in a long time. Many will get deep and vast insights into the Plutonic forces set into motion in 2008-2010 when it was conjunct the Galactic Center. After the Inferior conjunction, Mercury will gradually speed up, go stationary direct on January 1, and continue to accelerate through its Superior conjunction at 10 Pisces in late February.
Mercury re-enters Sagittarius on December 22-23, and the Sun sextile Saturn that week should make for maximum productivity in our activities. That week also features Venus trine Neptune and sextile Pluto, helping us see clearly to the core of things and adjust to the collective atmosphere by accepting the grace or power or mandate which will be needed to take the lead in some way.
December 26th brings the Full Moon at 5 Cancer/Capricorn, guaranteeing some huge karmic adjustments for those with planets or points near 3-7 Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, as well as 18-22 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Chiron also goes stationary direct that day, showing the two weeks following that Full Moon will be a time to find a new inspiration which helps us steer the process of healing into our Higher Self.
As that Full Moon also features the second Mercury square Neptune, take a new look at your ideals, your assumptions, and your take on the general atmosphere, and get a new view or a new angle of approach. Just be careful when in transit, since this is an aspect of people spacing out on the roads (and pretty much everywhere else!)
However, also in play at that Full Moon, besides the Mercury square Neptune, is Mercury conjunct Mars and Mars square Neptune, so there will be a need for precision, clarity, accuracy in aim, and a sense of humor and the ability to create space for the future which is already rapidly unfolding at that time. Venus enters Sagittarius on December 29, and the month ends with Jupiter going stationary direct just before we slip into the new calendar year with Venus square Saturn and Mercury going stationary direct on January 1!
This is the fifth month of the North Node in Aries era! We’re now opening to many months of realizing that our line of greatest development is best served by self-initiated activity which acts in the NOW, demonstrated by our balanced response to paying dues and remembering we do emotional repair work by understanding why things end when they do. We gain through building emotional or social potency, and demonstrate it through reconstructed feelings. We build through Aries and release through Libra, so adopt a pioneering attitude that is expressed with grace and diplomacy.
This month we grow through receiving a “concentrated dose of spiritual energy into our lives” the first half of the month, while needing to follow through and tend what’s gestating the second half of the month. Here we get pulled to develop whatever Uranus awakened in 2016/2017. In any case, we grow through Aries and demonstrate it through Libra’s balance, fairness, and a sense of justice.
Our wise friend Saturn brought us to the threshold of radical transfiguration and entry into a greater field of conscious Light/Life in March, and having had our first experience of the Saturn in Pisces era, we now are ready to move forward into the next phase of the deep waters of Pisces. This is a time of demonstrating a greater empathy, sense of connection, intuition, and compassion.
Specific Saturn themes for December involve being joyous as we rally to do some task while seeing “the social nature of human responsibilities” on the way to a rebirth of our way of navigating the marketplace of life where we will discover new ways to transact our business on every level, with ourselves as well as others. The first half of the month requires a bit of protection, while the second half will show us the “indestructible elements of Being.”
The Sun in Sagittarius is a time to see the Light of flying free into the world of larger ideas, larger views, larger truths, and a more satisfying future. In Scorpio we learned focus, leaving behind the obsolete and extraneous, creating voids which will attract new life substance in the near future. Prepare for an intense Sagittarian wild ride breaking free of the old cocoons.
We now complete our third year of the new Aquarian era, and prepare for the fourth year, with a new iteration of that future-oriented energy coming this February! Jupiter in Taurus is allowing us new expansive ground which will sustain the Aquarian unfoldment into the future. Take a look back to see how you’ve attuned this year to your invisible helpers, and get ready to enter a new world in 2024. Find a good attitude, and the new land you find will be far more enjoyable than the old land you’ve had to leave.
Because we’re now in the third 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 a review and reflections of the entire year, with an eye to seeing how we’re using new perspectives, new ways of acting, and new answers for new questions as we sum up the year. As always, lighten up, play a little, and be willing to explore new arenas of effective activity where you can work and play with other Light Spirits, and take heart as we stand at the dawning of the coming Pluto in Aquarius era.
We have now collectively transfigured into a greater vision of the one Light/Life we all are together. Continue to find your heart strength and new forms of genuine happiness appropriate for who you are now, and who you are becoming relative to just a few months ago.
The 2022 Capricorn and Aquarius transits began a new chapter of utilizing forms of personal power which began in Capricorn to serve the emerging Aquarian ideal. We now navigate the cosmic time-space between endings and beginnings so bless and forgive much to flow down the time stream. 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 while 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
When Jupiter and Saturn entered Aquarius and made their once-every-20-year conjunction, we launched into a new 20 year Aquarian era and a 200 year era dominated by all three Air signs! We weathered the Taurus to Aquarius squares of 2021 and thanks to several important events in 2022-23, now face a brand new future!
We are at the end of the 30-years period of "The Grand Irrationality" created by Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in 7th harmonic "Star of Destiny" aspects with each other. This was activated each time the Moon or any planet moved through one of the seven “hot zones” of this evolutionary configuration. This septile-based "fork in the road" aspect is indicative of the hard edge of revolutionary change which has been in play for 30 years and is ending this month. Of course, almost everyone born these past 30 years has it active in their charts, so we'll still be living with the after effects for many years to come!
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Saturn is now in Pisces, bringing lessons of compassion, forgiveness, and how to achieve a mature closure on our ghosts while helping others deal with theirs. While we’ll still be focused on the group work set into motion the last 2+ years, at this time we're entering a long term productive relationship between Jupiter and Saturn, promising a lot will get done if we just joyous plow the field we are meant to work.
Because Saturn plays such a large part in our lives, if you haven’t gotten your copy already, please give yourself the timeless gift of my book, Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend. This book shows you the way to take command of your power to steer your life in a conscious way, using Saturn’s strengths and skills to master life on your own terms.
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 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 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 2022-2023 period when Saturn makes some long term very productive and specializing aspects with Uranus allowing us to craft a new individuality.
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
This book offers insights about your power to throw off all the attitudes and memories which hold you back from finding and living the life and purpose. If you’ve haven’t already gotten your copy, you can go to the Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend page on Amazon and this should be all you need to order your copy. It’s also available on Amazon and as an ebook on Kindle, so if that’s more to your liking, go for it! If you would, whether you’ve gotten the ebook or the paperback, please write a review on the Amazon site, since the more reviews, the more of a boost they give it.
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