Connecting the World with Astrology
In the Autumn of 2023!
Welcome to the Astrology Arizona (AAZ) website!
Here’s what’s up with our organization and the Astrological forecast for October.
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A Look at Our Recent Presentations
Our April 15 presentation featured Laura DesJardines giving us a talk on “The Nodes: Past, Present, and Future Lives.” This exceptional talk explored many different angles of the subject, such as how the Lunar Nodes show us connections made related to past, present, and future lives and how they affect our psychological and spiritual levels of life..
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 July 22 event was our yearly Summer astrological roundtable where everyone had a good time discussing many different astrological topics. Sandy Sylvester and Mary Katherine Kracht facilitated the meeting featuring a robust exploration of the Void of Course Moon, Solar returns, upcoming eclipses and more. There was a lot of enthusiasm and a very good time was had by all, and we hope to be able to offer another one in the near future!
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.
What’s Coming in Our October Presentation
Our October 21 event is a real score! We are glad to host noted political astrologer Gary Lorentzen speaking on Planetary Pairs and the Eight Phases in Their Synodic Cycles. Gary is a leading expert in the field of larger cycles of social and global evolution using the 8 Lunar phase model to illuminate the synodic cycles of the outer planets as they correspond to widespread social change.
Gary Lorentzen has been an active astrologer since 1972. He has written a number of articles on many astrological subjects and lectured at astrological conferences over the years. In 1995, he was selected to speak on Astrological Education at the World Congress in Lucerne, Switzerland.
He has been the president of both the Washington State and Oregon Astrological Associations and was a founding member of the Kepler College Board of Directors for twelve years. He was instrumental in developing the curriculum and instructional design and successfully negotiating with the Washington State Board of Higher Education to get State approval for a Bachelor’s Degree in Astrological Studies.
Most recently Gary was an instructor in Mundane for the Portland School of Astrology and lectured at NORWAC ’22 and ISAR ’22. You can read some of his writing and articles on his blog site, www.garylorentzen.com under Astro-Historical Musings.
Gary is well-known to the global political astrological community, and we’re happy to feature him as a speaker! 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 is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. You can register at https://azastrologers.org/.
Future Programs Down the Road
Stay tuned, since we have some good presentations on the way! November 18 talk will feature medical doctor and Vedic astrologer Alicia Blando speaking about her path to discovering astrology in her new book, Open For Interpretation: A Doctor’s Journey into Astrology. As usual, the admission for all of these is $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
This year our free Solstice program for members and the public will be 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. We look forward to seeing you at our high-quality astrology talks offered by some of the best of the best!
We’ll begin setting up our schedule of 2024 speakers over the next two months. As usual, our January meeting will focus on predictions for the year, and we’ll announce the day of that meeting when we know our 2024 schedule.
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 SEPTEMBER 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 September features Uranus and Jupiter going stationary retrograde, while Venus and Mercury go stationary direct! We also have Mercury in trine to Jupiter the entire month, Venus and Mars are in harmony all month, and an occasional Grand Earth Trine to anchor everything. This will be a great month for any planets or points we have in the second half of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces!
Uranus begins the month at its recent stationary retrograde degree of 24 Taurus, and now re-traces ground it first awakened between July 8 and mid-August. The last decan of Taurus brings grounded power, and as the Sun makes favorable aspects to Uranus the first three weeks of the month, immediately followed by Mercury making the same aspects, it should be great for detailed practical activity which may go through a few adjustments during Mercury retrograde, but which will ultimately turn out fine by late September.
Speaking of Mercury retrograde, the first half of the month Mercury moves from 17 to 9 Virgo, and then mirrors that span in direct motion from September 14-27. So if something happens or fails to happen or presents itself and then “unpresents” itself in the first half of the month, it’ll probably make an encore appearance in the second half. After the Inferior conjunction on September 6, Mercury will begin to speed up for the rest of the month and October.
The entire month will be dominated by Mercury in its home sign of Virgo, making it the final ruler of all the planets except Neptune. It went stationary retrograde at 22 Virgo on August 23, which is the exact degree where Saturn went retrograde in December 2008. So we’re all getting flashes of memories from 2009 and 2010 related to the “venerable standards” we examined for use in our Soul-ful life which began then.
As Jupiter goes retrograde on the same degree as Mercury’s retrograde station at 16 Taurus in April and retrogrades back to 6 Taurus by the end of the year, Jupiter now begins to “take a look back” at issues related to the Spring Mercury retrograde. The themes of both these retrogrades is teaching us that the 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.
September begins with SIX planets retrograde, with Venus immediately going stationary direct and Jupiter going stationary retrograde. That means we’ll have all planets from Jupiter out retrograde from early September until Pluto goes stationary direct in early October. With so many outer planets retrograde, we’re re-tracing a lot of spiritual ground in September, so consider the month a review, rewind, and a new look at the lessons we’ve seen from all of these when they were direct earlier in the year.
With so much Leo and Virgo, this month play at your work and work at your play, and remember that “to rule is to serve.” What are you serving which sets your creativity free? With Venus now direct in motion, we can resume some Venus-ruled areas which got put on hold back in late July. We’ve now reviewed a lot and can move forward with enthusiasm and be more playful! All the Virgo promises the ability to get things done both with efficiency, style and attention to detail. Just don’t let your wheels grind things to dust, and take time to play a little!
Remember, the first 14 days of the month are still under the influence of the August New Moon at 24 Leo, helping us go inward to find our power. We have been in a time of “expansion through sacrifice” which has “squeezed out” many things we just don’t need any more. This is a technique to release social-emotional pressures or potentials which began to come to fruition after the August 30 Full Moon at 8 Virgo/Pisces, putting the focus on the quickening that Saturn is bringing to all of us to “hear the call to renewal.”
When Jupiter entered Aries in May 2022 we launched into a new era which became a dominant theme when Mars conjuncted Jupiter in late May 2022 at 4 Aries. That conjunction began a 2 year cycle of learning how to enjoy life more naturally on our own terms. When Jupiter revisited that conjunction point in late January it accelerated the growth of that energy, renewing its fiery expression.
Jupiter moving through 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 now rules Saturn and makes the specializing quintile all month, open to the quintessence of things, remembering that as we learn to master life’s tests we become stronger for the effort.
Saturn is now retrograde and continues to bring deep and vast feeling energies to planets, points, or house cusps we have in Capricorn and Aquarius. Saturn’s retrograde station promises all of us “a call to renewal” wherever we have early Pisces. This is the beginning of a new life which will unfold quickly in early 2024.
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 Venus going direct, Jupiter going retrograde, and six planets retrograde. Mercury will begin to speed up after the Inferior conjunction in early September at 14 Virgo. We’ve now completed our review of the Venus retrograde theme of “longing for a new life” at a “critical point in emergent evolution.” It began wherever we have 29 Leo, and has now begun to open an entirely new perspective on all things related to Venus in our lives.
So Mercury and Venus are both speeding up the entire month, and Mars continues to accelerate after its direct station at 9 Gemini in mid-January. Jupiter and Uranus are both “crashing into retrograde,” Neptune’s retrograde, and both Pluto and Saturn will be going stationary direct in the next 8 weeks, so they’re gradually speeding up.
In September we have only ONE planet changing signs. This month the Sun, ruler of Leo and Cancer, will give us one sign change (Virgo and Libra). In October the dynamics will be radically different, with Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars all changing signs at least once in that month.
As noted, Mars continues to pick up speed by the week. It went stationary direct at 9 Gemini in January, 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 will be a theme for this year and 2024. Mars is now in Libra, helping us express ourselves with grace and elegance in balanced ways. The “perfection of form” in Virgo leads us to find stylish ways of expressing “the ideal” we have crafted in Libra.
This month Mars activates the house(s) where we have 4 to 23 Libra. Mars is in “exile” in Libra, as that sign opposes Mars’ natural Aries quality. Mars in Libra can be too indecisive, but is extremely diplomatic and would rather do a project in a thousand small steps than a few giant ones.
Between September 1-10, Mars will prove agitating to those with planets between 3-10 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Between September 11-20, it will have the same effect on planets between 10-16 degrees of the same signs. And between September 21-30, it will agitate planets between 16-22 Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
Between August 1-10, Mars will prove agitating to those with planets between 14-20 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Between August 11-20, it will have the same effect on planets between 21-26 Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. And between August 21-30, it will agitate planets between 26-30 Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces and 1-3 Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
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 Leo, Virgo, and Libra with Venus in Leo, the Sun and Mercury in Virgo, and Mars in Libra. This positioning is maintained until the Autumn Equinox, when the Sun joins Mars in Libra.
So the first 23 days of the month features one visible planet in Pisces, Taurus, and Leo, two visible planets in Virgo, and one visible planet in Libra. The last week the Sun strengthens Libra, but as there are no more sign changes this month, there’s almost no sign shifting, since only one planet changes signs. This stability will hold through September, with October bringing 4 planets changing signs. .
We’re Actors On A New Stage With A New Set
We’re still in the initial years of a new era. 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 Solar Eclipses we experienced in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 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, 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, 11 Taurus will help us remove “weeds from our garden of Life and Mind,” and the one at 2 Scorpio is helping us release attachments from the past as we enter a more complex social experience.
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 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 later this year will be the last in the Taurus/Scorpio sector with another one coming in our Libra sector.
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
September begins under the influence of the August New Moon at 24 Leo. Where that falls in our charts shows where we are learning to concentrate on the inner Self rather than being focused on external things. These themes will be brought to fruition beginning at the Full Moon of August 30, which brings two weeks of training, self-discipline, and self-adjustment to further the expression of “the call to renewal” promised by the Moon occupying the same degree as Saturn’s retrograde station in June.
The first week of the month shows Mars quincunx Saturn, bringing hard adjustments requiring creativity and the willingness to accept the quest for “the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.” This is immediately followed by Venus going stationary direct at 13 Leo, allowing us to move forward with confidence while retiring from old dramas. Coming weeks will show us the “reward of growth from outer to inner realms,” and “serenity through the overcoming of storms.”
Remember this Venus retrograde began on a theme of “longing for a new order of selfhood,” and has brought us all to a “critical point in emergent evolution” which we’ll finish by October 8. This primes the pump for a whole new life adventure beginning June 2025 in the late Leo area of our chart.
While Venus goes direct on September 3, Jupiter goes retrograde on September 4 at 16 Taurus, bringing a sea change in how we do what we do in the future. As Mercury trines Jupiter on September 4, this should help us with any “karmic confrontations” we’re going through which can help us reclaim a power hidden within us. Be willing to see it as an exercise to become more “goal fit” in whatever group work you’re doing.
September 6 brings the Inferior conjunction of the Sun and Mercury, directly influencing our “inward turned mind” until the next Superior conjunction at 27 Libra on October 20. The theme of the coming weeks involves reviewing the “importance of ancestral background” in whatever we have accomplished in the past, as well as a new appreciation or awareness of the ability to experience life on deeper levels, and become more sensitive to cultural factors.
The second week of September begins with Sun trine Jupiter, bringing light and power to the Mercury trine Jupiter of the first week. As Jupiter is still on its station, these trines bring understanding and harmony to finding hidden powers within ourselves which merely need to be exercised to be brought into effective focus. When in doubt, give your power expression in new methods and means to achieve an end.
September 13 shows Moon in Virgo conjunct Mercury and opposed Saturn, followed by the trine to Jupiter, opening a favorable mid-Scorpio. Don’t get caught in opposing ideas or arguments, since Mercury retrograde indicates that things may not be as represented. However, the New Moon at 22 Virgo anchors a Grand Earth Trine with Uranus and Pluto favoring all practical activities for the second half of the month. As Neptune is favorably situated by aspects, this trine plus Neptune creates a “Peace Sign Configuration,” promising stability and harmony to all planets and points we have in the late degrees of the Earth and Water signs.
Primary Action Beats for the Second Half of the Month
The second half of the month begins with a New Moon, Mercury going stationary direct, Sun trine Uranus, and Venus making its third square to Jupiter! Mercury direct will then begin to make all the same aspects it made while retrograde, with the advantage of us knowing what to expect since we’ve already “been there, done that.” Still, with Mercury and Jupiter in favorable aspect all month, this brings harmony and stability to the houses and planets we have in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
When we add Jupiter’s month long quintile to Saturn, there are unique gifts and blessings available to those who can intuit a new way to do something or find a new approach to something. The middle of the month Saturn is teaching us about the “indestructible elements of Being,” preparing us to “lift ourselves to surer foundations” in the last week of September through October 11.
The third week of the month brings Sun opposed Neptune and trine Pluto, as well as Mars quincunx Jupiter. The opposition-sextile-trine configuration is extremely powerful for cutting through fogs, misunderstanding, and collective illusions and those who can use their creative imagination in a refined way can pretty much dominate the circumstances they’re responsible for.
The fourth week begins with the Autumnal Equinox, and Venus trine Chiron with Mars opposed Chiron, creating another opposition, sextile, and trine throwing a favorable healing and mentoring energy into mid-Aquarius. This will be good for all planets and points we have in the middle degrees of the Fire and Air signs. That week shows the Sun triseptile Saturn, giving way to the quincunx on Sunday the 24th. So pay attention to the Mars quincunx Saturn at the beginning of September, since it’ll be somehow related to this Sun quincunx Saturn.
Sunday September 24 has an air of finality, with Moon conjunct Pluto, Mars opposed Chiron, and Sun quincunx Saturn. This time will bring a “cosmic visitation” to some, and a sense of liberation to others. If “the school’s closed,” then play! That is a time of “gain through subtraction,” and benefiting from inconveniences.
Stay focused on the big picture the last 5 days of the month, and use the Lunar T-square on the 26th to eliminate and regenerate. Moon in Pisces September 26, 27, and 28 should help us feel the endings and larger collective field, with a Yod early the 28th. The Moon’s in Aries the final two days of the month, bringing the Full Moon at 6 Libra/Aries and yet another Venus square Uranus!
Those final two days begin a new period of needing to visualize carefully what we want to see made manifest in the first half of October. There will be major rewards and huge transfigurations accompanying that Full Moon, and brilliant understanding of things thanks to Mercury trine Uranus, helping us build with the trine and release it through the square. The month ends with Mars quincunx Uranus, so “expect the unexpected,” and when in doubt, be very moderate, optimistic, and compassionate as things end before the beginning.
This is the first month of the North Node in Aries era! We’re now opening to many months of our line of greatest development being self-initiated activity which acts in the NOW, demonstrated by our balanced response to paying dues and remembering we are as surrounded by life and love as a fish by water. We build through Aries and release through Libra, so adopt a pioneering attitude expressed with grace and diplomacy.
This month requires the embrace of a new identity, but also caution as we move into unknown zones of growth. Step back from extreme thinking, and use your ability to alternate between “yin and yang,” “love and will,” “heart and mind” as you practice your skill at knowing when to use “hard power” and when to use “soft power.” This will lead to many “promises redeemed” in late September through November. 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 now we’re in the deep waters of Pisces. This is a time of demonstrating a greater empathy, sense of connection, intuition, and compassion. Specific Saturn themes for September involve navigating “traffic jams” to learn new ways of maneuvering in human relations, finding our “indestructible root of Being,” and finding protection as we “lift ourselves to surer foundations.”
The Sun in Virgo is a time to see the Light of how to utilize and shape the Leo “radiations of heart energy” into practical useful forms. Virgo follows Leo because “to rule is to serve,” and all inspiration must be grounded in practical forms. And as Venus now resumes forward motion in Leo, we can find a new appreciation for all we’ve been through since June. .
We now continue our third year of the new Aquarian era, having renewed that energy via inner planet transits for this year. With Jupiter in Taurus, it is finding new “expansive ground” which will sustain the process into the future. Move into the future, stabilize what you can, and make the most of the creative potential of this month.
The new 2023 Aquarian energies powered up the last six months, with rapid developments in March when Saturn entered Pisces and Pluto made its first appearance in Aquarius. As Jupiter is securing a lot at this time, embrace the future and don’t clutch as some things accelerate while we begin our review of Saturn’s lessons this year.
As 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 new information and perspectives of the new life we’ve embraced since March, so 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 using forms of personal power in Capricorn to serve the emerging Aquarian ideal. A huge part of the past died in 2021 and 2022 and a new expansive inspired energy came in via the Mars conjunction with Jupiter in Aries. 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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