Monday 10th September 2018
A Fixed Cross is manifest. Mars (almost in Aquarius), Venus (newly arrived in Scorpio), Uranus, (retrograde in Taurus) and the Lunar Node (in Leo) make up this cross.
The Uranus Node arm of the cross is exact in early December. The current time is significant for it's steely strength of will.
15.13 The rapidly waxing infant new Moon decelerating at 30 Virgo waning trine Mars at 30 Capricorn, moon void
15.21 The Moon ingresses Libra. The velvet glove.
18.49 The Moon at 2 Libra waxing quincunx Uranus at 2 Taurus
19.35 The Moon at 3 Libra waning square Saturn at 3 Capricorn
21.09 The Moon at 4 Libra sextiles her node from north of the ecliptic.
23.42 Mars at 30 Capricorn waning semi-square Neptune at 15 Pisces
State of the sky:-
Today the Sun is at 18 degrees Virgo. There are 12 days to the Northern Hemisphere Autumn Equinox. Mercury is with the Sun in Virgo. Saturn and Pluto are in Capricorn. We are now out of eclipse season after the final partial Solar Eclipse, on August 11th. The remaining days of this calendar month will witness some seriously dynamic astrology based around a Fixed T square involving the lunar node, Mars and Uranus. Certainly the remainder of September has strong astrology.
Mercury, currently a morning star, resides in Virgo for a total 16 days. He opposes Neptune on Sept 14th invoking confusion and distortion. He then forms an Earth Grand Trine, with Saturn and Pluto, on Sept 16th. Thhe emphasis is constructional, mechanical and transformational. Mercury is at Superior Conjunction with the Sun on Sept 21st. Mercury then an evening star enters Libra, with the Sun on the Equinox Day, September 22nd.Mercury's next retrograde period is from Nov 17th (at 13 Sagittarius) to Dec 6th 2018.
Venus is an evening star in Scorpio and will not be clear of this sign until Dec 2nd because of her retrograde motion. Venus opposes Uranus on September 12th, sextiles Saturn on Sept 13th. She turns retrograde at 11 degrees Scorpio on October 5th squaring Mars a second time on October 11th. Venus is conjunct Mercury on October 15th at 9 Scorpio, sextiles Saturn again on October 24th, and is at Inferior Conjunction with the Sun at 3 Scorpio on October 26th. Then as a morning star Venus opposes Uranus and re-enters Libra on October 31st. Venus 'air trines' Mars on November 9th, and turns direct on November 16th at 25 Libra. Venus opposes Uranus a final time on Dec 1st and re-enters Scorpio on Dec 2nd.
Mars is now direct and from misnight (GMT) tonight is back in Aquarius and will not be clear of this sign until November 15th. Mars squares Uranus a final time on Sept 18th, squares Venus in Scorpio on Oct 11th, squares Mercury in Scorpio on Oct 19th. Mars finally air trines Venus again on Nov 9th, leaving Aquarius for Pisces on Nov 15th. The ensuing period of mars in Aquarius is essentially a push for freedom, righteousness and independence. Righteous wilfulness rules.
Jupiter is now direct again in Scorpio. This is a satisfactory residence for him. Jupiter sextiles Pluto whilst here, (Jan 2018, April 2018, Sept 2018) which serves to 'expand empires' and 'secure positive changes'. Jupiter in Scorpio offers opportunities for emotional exploration, new feelings, relationships, and new sensations. Jupiter leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius on Nov 8th 2018. Jupiter is all the time moving towards the 2020 union with Saturn and Pluto in the last decan of Capricorn. Jupiter then moves on to conjunct Neptune at 24 degrees Pisces in 2022. The Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at the start of Aquarius occurs on the Winter Solstice 2020. This will be a 'mutation conjunction'. It is the first of an unbroken series of Jupiter Saturn conjunctions in Air signs which extend till around 2140. Since 1840 all the Jupiter Saturn conjunctions have been in Earth signs, with the exception of the 1980-1981 triple conjunction.
Saturn is now direct in Capricorn. The energy of Saturn in this sign is dense, practical, realistic, industrious on a huge scale, formative, establishing and sustaining. Saturn was last in Capricorn between 1988 and 1991. During the residence Saturn will sextile Neptune in Pisces three times during 2019, 31st Jan, 18th June and Nov 9th. All world religions may face serious issues of faith, science and political change during these times. Saturn will conjunct the dragon's tail (lunar descending node) in 2019 demanding a karmic debt be paid. The most important aspect however is Saturn conjunct Pluto on Jan 12th 2020. The are warlike connotations with this symbolism, this is a danger zone. The last time these two astrological heavy weights meet in Capricorn was in 1518, and before that in 1248. We are dealing here with 'forces majeure'. Saturn remains in Capricorn till Feb 17th 2020. Jupiter enters Capricorn and is conjunct Saturn 'the great mutation conjunction' on the day of the northern hemisphere Winter Solstice Dec 21st 2020 at the start of Aquarius just after Saturn has finished putting his own house, Capricorn, in order.
Uranus is now retrograde in Taurus. He resides here, (except for 6/11/18 to 6/4/19), until July 2025. Uranus, the planet of inspiration and revolution is in Taurus the sign of enduring institution and banking. Massive changes in the world of finance and ownership are about to take place. The last time Uranus resided in Taurus was between 1934 and 1941 and before that 1850 to 1859 the time of the Industrial Revolution. The 1934 ingress saw the start of the rise of Nazi Germany and witnessed Hitler (a Taurean) beginning 11 years as dictator of the German Reich. This was the time of the genocide of more than 9 million European Jews, it was also the time of the the beginning of the rise of the USA as a superpower. We, the whole human family, are starting to react and reorganize ourselves to the impulse of the latest cosmic signature of this 84 year cyclic event.
Uranus whilst back in Aries will square the lunar node Dec 3rd.
Neptune currently retrograde in Pisces has been in this sign since 2011. Neptune in Pisces is symbolic of the greatest watery immersion in the deepest subliminal and spiritual ocean. Neptune is in its own sign of Pisces, a transit that only occurs every 165 years. Neptune rules Pisces and also rules the deepest realms of the subconscious mind. The oceanic vibration of love is flowing with a deeper and higher frequency. Our human mission is to flow with it. Art, music and science are enhanced with the progress of this residence. The blue hair we see these days is very Neptune in Pisces. Neptune turns direct on 25th November. Neptune enters Aries on March 30th 2025.
Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn at 19 degrees of that sign. He turns direct on Sep 30th at 19 Capricorn. Pluto enters Aquarius on March 23rd 2023.
The next eclipse is a Partial Solar Eclipse at 15 Capricorn on Jan 6th 2019 (on the Saturn/Pluto midpoint, all in Capricorn), this is followed by a Total Lunar Eclipse at 1 Leo on Jan 21st 2019 (as Venus is conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius). The following eclipse is a Total Solar Eclipse (passing through South America) on July 2nd 2019 at 11 Cancer.