Astrological Musings

Mars/Saturn/Pluto joined by the Sun

Barbara Palliser has a today explaining the rising energy of the big planetary configurations in June:

“Can you feel that energy building? There’s a focusing of awareness, a sharpening of attention. It’s like the moments before the curtain rises on a play, when the energy is concentrated and intense, heavy with anticipation and expectation. “

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By | 2006-06-14T20:42:00+00:00 June 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mars/Saturn/Pluto joined by the Sun

Huge storms converge on Jupiter

“Storm on Jupiter” by Regina van der Poel

Nasa reports that two of the biggest storms of the solar system are getting ready to converge as they pass by each other. Scientists speculate that these storms will affect each other to the point where the atmosphere on Jupiter could be changed. Storms are always present on Jupiter, but the convergence of these two major storms is evidently a major astronomical event.

Astrologers tend to look for synchronicity everywhere, but it’s a strange coincidence that the convergence of these storms syncronistically ties in with the second square of this year’s Jupiter/Saturn square cycle that is creating an adjustment in the way we think about limits (Saturn) and possibilities (Jupiter), governments (Saturn) and belief (Jupiter). Jupiter will also be exactly square Chiron at this time (see articles below), expanding (Jupiter) the sense of pain that we feel when our purpose is not aligned with our identification of that which is true. It appears that symbolically, Jupiter is making itself known and taking center stage in the solar system right now as the planetary storms coincide with the philosophical storms that are taking place here on Earth.

Astrologically, Jupiter represents our innate sense of faith and our search for meaning in life, as well as the way in which we pursue that search (hence the association with religion and philosophy). There is quite a behemoth of a storm going on right here on Earth regarding religion, philosophy and the meaning of life, and it will be interesting to see whether the Jupiterian storms have any noticeable effect on the unfolding evolution of human belief.

(Thanks to for the link to the NASA article.)

By | 2017-04-02T09:41:14+00:00 June 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Huge storms converge on Jupiter

Karl Rove escapes indictment!

Astrologers all over the country are scratching their heads today because Karl Rove has escaped indictment. Capitol Hill Blue says,

It’s now known that Rove had discussed Plame’s CIA employment with conservative columnist Robert Novak, who exposed her identity less than a week later, citing two unidentified senior administration officials.

Rove’s truth-telling to the FBI saved him from indictment.

And by misleading reporters, the White House saved itself from a political liability during the 2004 presidential campaign.

Rove’s chart has an unaspected Mars, the source no doubt of his renegade behavior. This Mars is currently being aspected by the Saturn/Chiron opposition of which you will read quite a bit in this column, and Mars in his chart is currently being opposed (180 degrees) by transiting Mars as it conjuncts Saturn. Many astrologers read this as indicating indictment as Saturn enforces restrictions on Rove’s personal will as represented by Mars. However, Jupiter is also involved in this configuration and Jupiter is known as the “Great Liberator.”

One news headline today read “The Liberation of Karl Rove,” and perhaps it is the Jupiter influence on his chart that we are seeing with the end of speculation on his indictment. Karl Rove is a brilliant strategist, and just because there is not enough evidence to indict him doesn’t mean that he is no longer under suspicion. Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame are considering a civil suit against Rove. With Neptune having turned retrograde and Uranus following next week, I believe we have not seen the last of this situation.

By | 2017-04-02T09:41:13+00:00 June 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Karl Rove escapes indictment!

Chiron: The Wounder and Healer

Because of Chiron’s unusual orbit, it often hooks up with one planet with which it dances over a long period of time. Between 1952 (before Chiron’s discovery in 1977) and 1986, Chiron opposed Uranus a total of 41 times. The Chiron/Uranus opposition is a strong significator in the birthchart of an individual who is becoming awakened (Uranus) to the power of transformation that results from facing the painful psychic wounds (Chiron) from which we attempt to hide. Chiron is associated with the healing of the body through achieving spiritual wholeness, and during the awakening period of the Chiron/Uranus opposition, and particularly after the discovery of Chiron in 1977, the concept of “holistic healing” and the body-mind connection was revived after centuries of taking the back burner to “science.”

The current cycle of Chiron’s opposition to Saturn which concludes this month has occurred a total of , making this another key significator. The current phase of the dance began in September of 2003 and concludes this month. To fully understand the way Chiron works astrologically, it’s useful to go back to his roots in mythology and legend.

In mythology, Chiron was born of Philyra, mortal woman, and Saturn, immortal god. In order to escape Saturn’s amorous pursuit, Philyra had herself turned into a mare; however, Saturn outsmarted her and shapeshifted into a horse in order to accomplish his intention to rape her. When Chiron was born half horse and half man, like a Centaur, Philyra was so ashamed she abandoned him in a cave, thus establishing the deep psychic wound for which Chiron is well-known.

Being one-half god, Chiron was immortal and thus survived this early abandonment. He went on to study with the god Apollo, who some say became his foster father. There Chiron learned the arts […]

By | 2017-04-02T09:41:13+00:00 June 13th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Chiron: The Wounder and Healer

The Full Moon and the US

Jude at Stars Over Washington has of the Full. Moon as it relates to the current US events, pointing out a kite formation tied to a (wide) Grand Trine. This formation is a little wider than I would normally pay attention to, with Jupiter retrograding at 9 degrees and therefore moving away from the trine of Mercury to Uranus at 13 and 14 degrees. But in any event, it’s an interesting read:

For today’s Full Moon–the culmination phase which was begun at the New Moon of May 27 (“6Gem” = “drilling for oil”) you see that Venus 15Tau30 (“15Tau” = the Oxen Point of the 8.11.99 “King of Terror” eclipse), has joined this Water Grand Trine to form what some call a KITE formation.

Jupiter is the tail of this kite, as I’ve rather artistically marked on the chart (click image to enlarge), and Venus–who can extract revenge as well as Mars can–may have financial motives in mind being placed in luxury-loving Taurus. Venus joining the Grand Trine brings success to the venture…she here is the catalyst for success.

Water Grand Trines are, as I said before, an indication of an exaggerated need for safety and protection, and there’s a sense of being disconnected with reality.

But there’s also a psychic sensitivity in the private world it uncanniness. And since Uranus is involved, I suspect there was a short-lived opportunity to track their prey and take him out…and George and the GOP needed the boost.

The plan to promote details of this venture has caused many statements from the administration which sound to me like tactical info you wouldn’t want your worst enemy to know, but the American people hadn’t been impressed with the President in a […]

By | 2006-06-11T21:38:00+00:00 June 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Full Moon and the US