Monthly Archives astrology: March 2016

Robotics and the Aquarian Age

age of aquariusNo one really knows exactly when the Age of Aquarius begins.  The Great Year, the period during which the sun rotates back through the twelve zodiacal signs at the Equinoxes, is about 26,000 years which makes each zodiac age about 2150 years but when you’re talking about numbers this big there is significant room for error.

During the 1960s the Broadway play Hair pushed the idea of the Age of Aquarius into the mainstream as some sort of golden age of love and understanding but if you know anything about Aquarius you’ll know it’s not exactly that simple.  Aquarius has nothing to do with flower power. Aquarius is an air sign – it’s domain is the realm of reason and detachment, not love and peace.  Aquarius has two rulers: its traditional ruler is Saturn which can be cold and goal-driven.  Its modern ruler, Uranus, is the disrupter – under Uranus fairness and equality becomes more important than individual relationships or needs.  Aquarius governs technology, astrology, science and revolution.

While signs of the Age of Aquarius have been on the rise (computer technology, an increase in awareness of LGBT issues, revolutionary fervor throughout the world) it has really ramped up since Uranus has been in Aries, the sign of individual expression and motivation.

The growing field of robotics is an indicator of how close we are getting to the Aquarian Age.  Take a look at Sophia, the new humanoid robot from Hanson Labs:

A “chatbot” from Microsoft called Tay flamed out in Twitter wars in less than a day as exposure to the deadly Twitter environment led to .

The reality of technology in general, and robotics in particular, replacing jobs is now upon us, although Mercedes Benz recently announced […]

By | 2016-03-28T08:24:54+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Age of Aquarius, Astrology|1 Comment

Jupiter/Saturn dance, and a voice calling from the past.

Jupiter square SaturnI will be writing more about this cycle, but Jupiter (confidence) is in an exact square to  Saturn (insecurity) right now, the second of three hits in this cycle which began last August. Saturn is in Sagittarius which is ruled by Jupiter, so this is a bit of a “double whammy” in which the expansive positivism of Jupiter is pushing against the restrictions of Saturn. This theme is echoed in other planetary configurations and is an important one for this time.
Questions to ask now:
  • Where are my dreams and desires (Jupiter) out of line with my current reality (Saturn)?
  • What changes do I need to make to my current situation (Saturn) so that I can reach my goals (Jupiter)?  
  • How can I maintain my positive outlook (Jupiter) in the midst of challenge (Saturn)? 
  • How can I utilize my insecurities (Saturn) to create better skills to help me realize my dreams (Jupiter)?
Chiron, planet of wounding and healing, is aligned with the South Node representing our past experiences now.  Under this influence a doorway is opened to allow painful memories or experiences from our past (or past lives) to emerge so that they can be transformed and healed.  There may be a message in these emotional situations that can help you to find that Saturn/Jupiter balance and move successfully AND confidently into a future of your own creation.
By | 2016-03-25T11:17:26+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Life|10 Comments

Random musings and how I spent my Uranus transit

Uranus transitThere are some planetary cycles that visit all of us at around the same time of our lives.  Many of you are familiar with the Saturn Return, the first one of which occurs around age 28-30 and brings with it the call of responsibility, Saturn’s baileywick.  The outer planets, being farther away from the Sun, have bigger cycles.  Uranus, for example, takes 84 years to orbit the Sun to the Uranus return occurs at around age 84.

The outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) inspire us to transform our lives – they don’t dabble in the personal realm like the traditional planets do.  Uranus cycles (the opening square at age 21-22, the opposition at age 41-42, the closing square at 61-63 and the return at age 84) always ask this question:  What are you doing with your life, and does it reflect your authentic self?

In my own life I’ve had a lot going on the past few years.  Typical Second Saturn Return stuff:  My mother’s illness and death, having to trademark my blog after a threat of a lawsuit from a Big Portal Site, rebuilding the blog, challenges with my work team, three house renovations and cleaning out my mother’s house, the death of my beloved dog, my husband’s retirement, a new dog, the illness and death of my sister’s husband… all typical things that happen in a person’s life, but packed into a small amount of time.

The Uranus square follows the Saturn Return and suddenly I’m looking at my life and everything I have manifested over the past 20 years, since the last Uranus cycle, and trying to get clear about what is really important and feels right, and what I am just doing out of habit.

In my […]

By | 2016-03-24T08:45:21+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Astrology in my world|16 Comments
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