Good news to everyone.. Jupiter is trine with Saturn today!
So by the time you are reading this, guess what.. you are already under that very positive influence of these stellar objects.
This aspect last took place in December 2013 (last year) and at that point, Jupiter was retrograding and Saturn was going direct. This time, however, Saturn is retrograding in Scorpio, and Jupiter is going direct in Cancer.
So Jupiter’s expansive and jovial powers combine harmoniously with Saturn’s authoritative and foundation laying energies. As always this is very good for making future plans – especially ones that involve laying foundations with a view to expanding your horizons, undertaking higher studies and deeper learning!
Sagittarians (ruled by Jupiter) , Capricorns (ruled by Saturn), Cancerian (Jupiter is in Cancer) and Scorpios (Saturn is in Scorpio) get the full blast of this great energy ..but all of you have access to this in one area or other of your life.. depending on where these two planets are currently positioned in your personal chart.
One observation is that both of these planets are in water signs currently, so focus on watery things – emotions, empathy, love, intuition, nurturing, sex & lust are all possible.
Remember that as Jupiter rules a fire sign, and Saturn rules an earth sign, one way to harness the energies of this would be to work with fire and earth…
Personally I was doing a lot of gardening yesterday, tidying up the clutter that had built up over winter, and then sat with a bon-fire burning some of that clutter.. Not only that, I was also moved to do a flame cleansing and consecration of my Magical sword.. At the time I had not been aware of this aspect brewing.. – yes even us Astrologers forget sometimes.. 🙂 But it looks like my intuition was spot on and I was doing just about the right thing anyway.. !
So look back at the past 24-48 hours to see what sort of activities you have been involved in.. to work out where the focus has been.. remembering that because of the Scorpio factor, there may have been intensity of some sort too..)
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Astrology is not always about `bad news’ – and here’s some excellent ones.. !
Mercury has been retrograding since late June’13 and today comes to be stationary in Cancer…and starts going direct! This is good.. in case you have been one of those millions pf people experiencing wrangles in life, missed opportunities, arguments, mental stress, conflicts…as well as issues with contracts, communications, and even the odd squabbles with your siblings!
All that should be clearing away here onwards..! Commercial ventures can go forward. Those teething internet problems can disappear.. and hopefully even the local trains and buses will run on time..
From the graphics here, you can see that…Mercury ..although going direct now…has some days too go..before it gets to the spot in Cancer it was…before it started going backwards! So between now (21st July) and about 4th August, there’ll be time to start resolving those matters.. clearing up issues that have come up in the past 3-4 weeks.. before making new progress!
That’s not all the good news..!
We have already experienced the grand trine between Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune.. Now it’s the turn for Mars…which will form (later today) trines with Saturn and Neptune..! And in 2 days, Mars will also conjunct with Jupiter..
The key points to focus..are the symbolisms of Saturn (authority, parental issues, long term plans and structures, material security), Neptunian matters (dreams, ideals, psychology, inner beauty, intuition & psychic matters), and of course Jovial (Jupiter) qualities.. such as expanding horizons, exploring religion, law, philosophy, higher education.. and so on. All these energies become connected to Aries people..through these aspects so it’s there…Just `tune in’ and be positive!
This is good for Aries people..who may have started to wonder ..in the past few days.. why things suddenly got bad to worse for them …despite feeling edgy for 3 weeks.. under the influence of mercury retro. That’s because Uranus just started retrograding in Aries few days ago…and will do so for 5 months.. (see next blog post on this)
the trines & Conjunction Mars forms will give Aries people a boots.. Main thing is to store up that boots and positivity..so that even when the gets rough for the next few months.. you’ll know it will all change..!
At any one time, our observation will show planets to be either `moving direct’ or `moving backwards’ – the Retrograde motion. (This is explained in my earlier blog. Read it here).
From 30th January we have had a clear 2+ weeks, where no planets in Solar system were retrograding. This period has now ended, with Saturn already beginning to retrograde in the sign of Scorpio today (19th Feb’13). And in a few days, on 23rd Feb’13, Mercury will begin its retrograde in the sign of Pisces.
The next time we will get a clear retrograde-Free period (where all the planets in our Solar system are going direct) will occur in almost 3 years time.
Here are the dates for future Retrograde-Free durations.
30 Jan – 17 Feb 2013 (17 days) – Just ended!
26 Dec’15 – 4Jan’16 (10 days).
8 Jan – 5 Feb 2017 (27 days)
2 Jan -7 March 2018 (2 months!)
5 Jan – 4 March 2019 (2 months!)
Now some people may think that `their planet’ won’t be retrograding all the time and so they won’t be having such a long wait. However, bear in mind that when a personal astrological chart is erected and current positions of planets are placed on that, each planet is going to be in an important house-position of a person’s chart (even if a particular planet is not their ruling planet!). So when ever one goes retrograde in a house position (say 5th house – of romance, creativity.. 2nd house of finances etc) …that area of your life will be influenced in a challenging way (most of the time).
So effectively, for the next 3 years, without any exceptions, we are all going to be having challenging times…in one part of our life or another.
From time to Time, I’ll provide forecasts – difficult and easy days or periods to watch out for.
Here’s a brilliant photo of the planet Saturn..
Peering into the Storm
This image from NASA’s Cassini mission was taken on Nov. 27, 2012, with Cassini’s narrow-angle camera. The camera was pointing toward Saturn from approximately 224,618 miles (361,488 kilometers) away. This image has not been validated or calibrated.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
ps. hey this is a special photo- cos it was taken on the day of my birthday 🙂
More astrological good news!
In my previous astrology post, I mentioned the following:
Good news: On 9th October, Sun trines Jupiter, and, Venus trines Pluto. The energy of those two are superb, and should start to transform and resolve the situations that exist. Jupiter rules horizons, religion and justice. Sun is one for energy (and ego). Venus will be a governing social interactions, love etc…and Pluto is all about intensity, power, control..death and rebirth..and ultimately…transformation. (see full post: Neptune wars with Mars).
Well, I forgot to say, in the midst of some personal trials & triumphs, there are some another brilliant aspects going on too.
Mercury-semisextile-Pluto (yesterday 10th Oct’12) – is one of these good aspects. Someone mentioned the word `argument’ in reply to one of my astrology posts, and I had to point out – that time- as mercury was not part of those aspects, it’s not about arguments…but about `confusions’ (as Neptune was adversely involved). Well, here Mercury is involved…but positively ..and with Pluto. So communications may be going through some sort of positive break-through, or mental processes may be leading people to decisions.
(I for one had reached certain major decisions on some of my old ventures. At the same time, I was also busy outdoors …shooting a few videos for some upcoming Enterprises & ventures.. So yeap, I made use of this aspect in the last few days! 🙂
Saturn-trine-Neptune (today 11th Oct’12) – this is a brilliant one, as it’s a trine…the most positive astrological aspect possible (short of a double or grand trine!). As you’ll probably know, Saturn governs stability and structures…as well as authority. And Neptune is a distant planet that has associations to dreams, psychology, intuition, the human collective…amongst tangible but fluidic things like gases, petrol, liquids (ocean). Idealism is also linked to this (Knight of Cups).
So this aspect between Saturn & Neptune is a highly positive one…for crsytallising ideals and dreams into definite forms, structure…putting in foundations…if you like.. There’s more of course…but I have been tuning into that part of it…especially for the new Esoteric Enterprises venture that I just announced.
It’s all good.. if we go with the stellar winds, when sailing our ships to new horizons. 🙂 The Hindus have been doing that for thousands of years…others too. I;ll say more in coming blogs about using astrology for working out potentially powerful dates to do business.