Connecting the World with Astrology
Welcomes Summer 2022!
Welcome to the Astrology Arizona (AAZ) newsletter!
Here’s what’s up with our group and the Astrological forecast for July!
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 January 29 meeting featured Predictions for 2022. As we did last year, we solicited predictions from our astrologer friends around the internet world in the first part, followed by Christopher Benton’s presentation on the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction and how it relates to past and future trends.
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.
What's Coming in Our August Presentation
Our August 20 meeting is an open forum, where everyone gets to ask and answer pretty much any astrological question they can think of. This is chance for anyone, whether a beginner or professional, to contribute to a greater understanding of the craft, or ask our experts any question in the field. I have no doubt this will generate a unique interactive opportunity for everyone to get to know more about astrology, as well as the other people in attendance.
Because it’s an open forum, there is no charge to attend. However, you will need to register by emailing Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our September 17 presentation resumes our out of town guest speakers, and we have quite a treat! Internationally known astrologer, author, and host of the FB astrological group KISS Michelle Young 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. I’ll add more to her extensive biography in the next newsletter. The 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.
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. Known many decades for his articles in Horoscope Magazine and other publications and his many high level astrology books, 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!
Stay tuned, since we also have programs scheduled for November 19 and our usual Solstice program December 17 (as circumstances permit.) I’ll be announcing the September and October speakers in the next newsletter, and we have two extraordinary globally loved astrologers who will give their take on topics you’re sure to like!
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 Leo Celebrities
H.P. Blavatsky, Jerry Garcia, Barack Obama, the Virgin Mary, Jackie Kennedy, Sri Aurobindo, Davy Crockett, Napoleon, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Bill Clinton, George Bernard Shaw, Carl Jung, Mick Jagger, Robert Redford, Paul Anka, Henry Steel Olcott, Alfred Hitchcock, Peter O’Toole, David Crosby, Fidel Castro, Ogden Nash, Steve Martin, Lucille Ball, Aubrey Beardsley, Andy Warhol, Gene Roddenberry, Simon Bolivar, Norman Lear, Louie Armstrong, Blake Edwards, Mae West, Robert Mitchum, Amelia Earhart, Tony Bennett, Ian Anderson, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Ray Bradbury, Robert DeNiro, Carroll O’Connor, Bobby Hatfield, Isaac Hayes, James Burton, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Sir Walter Scott, Emily Bronte, Aldous Huxley, Garrison Keillor, Neil Armstrong, Marcus Garvey, Steve Wozniak, Julie Childs, Mata Hari, General Smedley Butler, Martha Stewart, Coco Chanel, Orville Wright, Henry Ford, and humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg. A special happy goes out to the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair (held during Sun in Leo) and to four legendary astrological lights, the great Alan Leo, Max Heindel, Llewellyn George, and Sydney Omarr.
PLANETARY MOTIONS IN AUGUST 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 – 10 Leo to 9 Virgo
MERCURY – 25 Leo to 5 Libra
VENUS – 18 Cancer to 24 Leo
MARS – 19 Taurus to 7 Gemini
JUPITER – 9 to 7 Aries
SATURN – 23 to 21 Aquarius
URANUS – 19 Taurus (all month)
NEPTUNE – 26 to 25 Pisces
PLUTO –28 to 27 Capricorn
CHIRON – 17 to 16 Aries
TRUE NORTH NODE –19 to 16 Taurus
SIGNIFICANT ASTROLOGICAL OCCURRENCES IN AUGUST 2022
(Bold entries are the ingresses, stations, and lunations. Non-bold are significant aspects.)
NEW MOON; July 28; Sun and Moon at 6 Leo
JUPITER STATIONARY RETROGRADE; July 28 at 9 Aries
MARS CONJUNCT URANUS; August 1 at 19 Taurus
MERCURY YOD WITH NEPTUNE/PLUTO; August 1-2 at 26-28 Leo
MERCURY ENTERS VIRGO; August 4
MARS SQUARE SATURN; August 7 at 23 Taurus/Aquarius
VENUS OPPOSED PLUTO; August 8 at 27 Cancer/Capricorn
FULL MOON; August 11; Sun 20 Aquarius; Moon 20 Leo
SUN OPPOSED SATURN; August 14 at 22 Leo/Aquarius
SOLAR YOD WITH NEPTUNE/PLUTO; August 17-19 at 27-27 Leo
MARS ENTERS GEMINI; August 20
MERCURY ENTERS SHADOW ZONE; August 20
MERCURY OPPOSED NEPTUNE; August 21
SUN ENTERS VIRGO; August 22
URANUS STATIONARY RETROGRADE; August 24 at 19 Taurus
MERCURY ENTERS LIBRA; August 25
VENUS SQUARE URANUS and SUN SQUARE MARS; August 26
NEW MOON; August 27; Sun and Moon at 5 Virgo
VENUS OPPOSED SATURN; August 28; 21 Leo/Aquarius
VENUS YOD WITH NEPTUNE/PLUTO; August 31-September 1 at 25-27 Leo
MARS ENTERS SHADOW ZONE; September 3 at 9 Gemini
AN ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF AUGUST 2022
by Robert Wilkinson
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This year the month of August find us with Uranus stationary retrograde and Mercury and Mars both slowing to go retrograde in September and October respectively. Remember that the Mars/Jupiter conjunction in Aries in late May set a new 2 year cycle into motion and continues to work its magic wherever we have 4 Aries. With Jupiter now retrograde, we’ll get 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.
As I offered last month, this year’s Wisdom theme involves us seeing a more ideal role we want to play and clearly visualizing our heart’s desire so it can come forth on “the balcony of life and mind,” expressed with efficiency and adaptability. Because the recent Lunar eclipse was long and strong its effects were set into play on May 15 for 5 months and 10 days, with extreme intensity between mid-June and late September. The lesson is to see whatever leaves or arrives as an answer to strengthening your ability to live your heart’s desire.
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 stations, 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.
This month will bring many realizations and things coming to surface via the numerous oppositions, squares, and quincunxes, with “expansion through sacrifice” in the air with imbalances leading to power if we find the right “counterweight” in the situation. Allow spontaneity to come forth while continuing to clean out the musty corners of the mind. If you feel discontent, clean out the perception and find a more heart-felt view of things.
Planets Slowing Down, Speeding Up, or Shifting Signs
This month is very active, with Uranus going retrograde and Mercury and Mars slowing to go retrograde in the near future. At this point, we have Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto all retrograde with Uranus joining the club, showing us that the entire spiritual field is in a review and return mode, giving us a new look at lessons related to these planets in the life areas they’re transiting.
In August we have several planets changing signs. This month Mercury, ruler of Gemini and Virgo, will give us three sign experiences (Leo, Virgo, and Libra), and the Sun, ruler of Leo and Cancer, will give us two (Leo and Virgo). Venus, ruler of Taurus/Libra, will also give us two (Cancer and Leo), and Mars, ruler of Aries and Scorpio, will also give us two (Taurus and Gemini.) As you can see, we still have a lot of activity going on in Taurus, Leo, and Virgo this month.
Mars begins August exactly conjunct Uranus and the North Node, facilitating inventions, innovations, unexpected or revolutionary change, and growth-oriented developments. Mars in Taurus is a “steady as it goes” type of energy, even if it’s in the sign said to be its “exile,” since it’s in opposition to its home in Scorpio. The bump in the road is the Mars square Saturn in play the first 12 days of August. Also in play from August 7 through August 20 is Mars trine Pluto, giving us the ability to get to the heart of any matter extraordinarily quickly and efficiently.
From August 1-4, Mars is in the Virgo decan of Taurus, ruled by Mercury with an extra dose of the Moon. From August 4-20, Mars is in the Capricorn decan of Taurus, ruled by Saturn with an extra dose of Saturn. From August 20-31, Mars is in the Gemini decan of Gemini, ruled by Mercury with an extra dose of Jupiter. So the first part of the month is tense, the second part of the month is efficient and penetrating, and the third part of the month is tense with maximum cross currents.
Between August 1-4, Mars will prove agitating to those with planets between 18-21 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, and between August 4-20 it will agitate planets or points we have between 21-30 degrees of those signs. From August 20-31 it will agitate planets or points we have between 1-8 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
So August brings lots of sign changes! The first four days are heavy Leo and Taurus, which then shifts into the initial Virgo experience this year. By mid-month Venus leaves Cancer and enters Leo, boosting Leo. By the 20th, Taurus is decreased, then the Sun decreases Leo and boosts Virgo just as Mercury leaves Virgo and enters Libra. That means we have a constantly shifting sign emphasis this month which will be very spread out by the end of August, with one planet each in Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, and Libra.
The Aquarius-Taurus Tension This Year
We’ve now re-entered 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. Now the pressure’s back on in August 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 August, the 7-pointed “Star of Destiny" I’ve termed The Grand Irrationality is in play during the entire month due to Mars conjunct Uranus and septile Neptune, as well as transits through late Leo and early Virgo which form triseptiles with Neptune and Pluto and biseptile Uranus. Expect August to be another time of more choices and changes as the world navigates a very irrational period!
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 August these zones are around 3-7 Aquarius, 24-28 Pisces, 16-20 Taurus, 7-11 Cancer, 28 Leo- 2 Virgo, 20-24 Libra, and 12-16 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
August begins under the influence of the late July New Moon at 6 Leo, putting the spotlight on that house in our charts. As this New Moon is on a degree of “confrontations between differing views or values,” along with Jupiter going retrograde just hours after that Lunation with Mercury square Uranus, allow your genius or unique view to come forth this month, as this can help bring clarity and enjoyment to the larger Aquarian role you’re playing.
The first week begins with Mars conjunct Uranus, and ends with Mars square Saturn! Consider the entire week to be emblematic of the square’s challenges to move toward our uniqueness and individuality, putting the brakes on conflicts, rules, restrictions, and assumptions we never agreed to. This is a week not to get deflected by things we don’t need to mess with; just refuse to take unnecessary chances and play it safe. If you’re out on a limb, stop and crawl back down to safe and secure ground. With Venus quincunx Saturn on August 5 and the Moon in Scorpio T-square, show heart, show courage, and let go of whatever you need to.
The second week of August brings Sun trine Chiron, Venus opposed Pluto, picking up on its trine to Neptune on August 7 generating a tremendous amount of productive energy in the house where we have late Virgo. That week the Moon transits between Sagittarius and Aries, putting it inside the outer planet occupied span as it makes oppositions to the inner planets.
Mercury quincunxes Jupiter on August 9, after which we enter a very intense time of Sun square Uranus, Venus entering Leo, and a major fixed T-square of Moon and Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus and opposed the Sun on the Full Moon of August 11 at 20 Aquarius/Leo! The two weeks after that will be intense, frictional, integrative, and the threshold of the unknown. Be willing to part the veil, let go of fear, egocentricity, selfishness, and excessively intense desires, and move into the unknown using Mars sextile Neptune as your guide through the fog. We end the second week with Sun opposed Saturn, Mercury quincunx Chiron, and Mars trine Pluto, assisting us all to let go of lesser things when greater things are to be accepted. Efficiency is sky high that second week, so make the most of it!
As a result of the Mars conjunctions with Saturn and Neptune in April and May, we are in the midst of long term cycles wherever we have 23 Aquarius and 25 Pisces, so take note, since besides these 2 year pulses, we now have 4 Aries activated as a result of the conjunction of Mars and Jupiter at the end of May. All of these will reveal their potential each time the Moon transits late Aquarius, late Pisces, and early Aries.
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 20 Leo/Aquarius, promising a greater connection with Source expressed as a gift from Spirit rewarding us for our courage and willingness to rise to some occasion. This will help focus many Jupiterian promises from 2021 to be crystallized by Saturn in September in a preliminary form, and in November in a more permanent form.
As the Full Moon shows Mars sextile Neptune and trine Pluto, it will be a beneficial time for any planets or points we have in late Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces. We should be able to understand many things on subtle levels, and know how to focus our heart’s intention to see it manifest in our lives. Just be efficient and adaptable, pay attention to details, and follow through.
The third week of the month be innovative while adjusting and being alert for interactive choices and changes which may not make sense, but which can provide a creative and/or playful focus to your Leo affairs. The entire week has the Sun making quincunxes and triseptiles to Neptune and Pluto, triggering the Grand Irrationality.
A zone of maximum volatility requiring extreme caution is the period between August 25-28, because of the Lunar T-square on the 25 followed by the Lunar Yod, Venus square Uranus, and Sun square Mars all happening on August 26! As the Sun will begin to be in tight orb of the square by August 23 and it’ll be in maximum friction from then through September 3, be very careful, slow down, try not to get stressed by the generic conflict, and try to express good Sagittarius and Pisces energies.
This is the seventh month of the North Node in Taurus era! We’re now done with our time of evolving in the sign of learning and communicating, and are 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 half of August teaching us how to initiate a new training or self-discipline in order to “build an adequate concrete vehicle for cosmic power,” this being part of our larger training in utilizing spiritual power effectively. The second half of the month Saturn brings lessons of showing gratitude and appreciation, as well as new opportunities to know ourselves and not take things so heavily.
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 by Mars transiting Taurus squaring Saturn activated into T-squares by the Leo transits and all the Lunar transits through 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 Cancer, Leo, and Virgo transits are bringing many spiritual factors to the surface, and the many “Tensions of Opposites” helps us all come to a higher integrated view as we resolve the opposition energies into understanding and productivity. Just remember that recent Gemini transits gave us a “first look” at what we’ll be dealing with for many months to come during the Mars transit of Gemini. The first tests are between late August and mid-October, with things slowing down or even going into reverse after that thanks to Mars retrograde.
The Sun in Leo is a time to see the Light of a new release of heart energy to be expressed in practical forms in Virgo. Leo is where we see what we would rule, and Virgo shows us our need to serve if we would become the ruler of that realm. This helps us know what our heart is and is not into, and brings the emergent Aquarian ideal to the surface in dynamic interactions. This is a time to let your heart show itself, knowing there are sacrifices to be made and collective projects to be embraced. 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 19 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.
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 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
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.