Planetary cycles

Jupiter in Aquarius

I’m behind on several writing projects, including January’s Skywatch and an article on Jupiter’s upcoming entry into Aquarius which will take place on January 17. Jupiter changes signs every year or so, and while in Aquarius it will team up with Chiron and Neptune which ought to really be interesting and make for some major changes of consciousness!  But more on that later.  Meanwhile,  Kathryn Cassidy has written a nice piece on Jupiter in Aquarius, so I thought I’d share this while I’m getting my act together this weekend:

Jupiter in Aquarius is the one to watch this year as it correlates to a Jupiter/Uranus conjunction and this is one of the most unpredictable, life-changing mergers in the astrological pantheon. It’s the placement of the extraordinary, the radical, the revolutionary, the miraculous and the unbelievable – in both the positive and negative sense of the words.

The last time Jupiter was in Aquarius we saw all these adjectives put to use. The year was 1997 and it was simply unbelievable that Diana, Princess of Wales should be killed in a car crash; so totally unexpected a fate at that time in her life that we were all left reeling. A mass (AQ) outpouring of grief at her death (JU) united people across the globe. We were also shocked by the shooting of Gianni Versace in Miami.

It was in 1997 that Tony Blair stormed into power with his ‘New Labour’. This was an extraordinary defeat for the Conservatives and changed the face of Britain overnight. Meanwhile in the White House the words ‘unbelievable’ and ‘I’m shocked’ were undoubtedly being well used as rumours were swirling about the inappropriate relationship of the President, Bill Clinton with an intern called Monica Lewinsky*.

The Internet began its meteoric rise to world dominance and […]

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By |2018-07-15T09:55:54-04:00January 3rd, 2009|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Jupiter in Aquarius

Skywatch for January 2010 is posted

Just in time for Jupiter’s entry into Aquarius tomorrow, here is the monthly planetary report from my website. There are some exciting planetary events coming up in January, including a solar eclipse on the 26th with a Mystic Rectangle!

Here’s the news for the upcoming week:
Venus has been traveling through Aquarius, but enters sensitive and emotional Pisces on the 3rd which places more emphasis on the feelings we share in relationships. There is a desire to be compassionate and connected now, and this is made easier by a sextile (harmonious aspect) from Venus to Pluto’s intensity. This sharpens the focus and helps us to clarify our relationships and our interactions with others.

On January 5, Jupiter enters Aquarius, where it will remain throughout the year. Jupiter is the planet of abundance and opportunity, and enjoys a positive reputation as a beneficial planet. In Aquarius, Jupiter brings an expansion of Aquarian innovation and creativity, as well as an increased consciousness of social justice and fairness to all that is a hallmark of the Aquarian influence. All astrological signatures, even Jupiter, carry a positive and a negative manifestation, and the dark side of Jupiter is a confident self-righteousness. Combined with the Aquarian urge for rational and unemotional improvement in the collective, there can be a depersonalization in this combination that can be unsettling at times.

While Jupiter is in Aquarius is will form a conjunction both to Chiron and Neptune, amplifying the need for healing (Chiron) and achieving harmony with the divine (Neptune). Watch these pages for a new article to be posted shortly on Jupiter in Aquarius.

The Full Moon on January 10th is in Cancer, with the Moon opposite the Capricorn Sun. Home and family life is

emphasized now under the […]

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By |2009-01-03T06:32:12-04:00January 3rd, 2009|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Skywatch for January 2010 is posted

Happy New Year 2009! This year’s astrology

astrology of 2009You will all be relieved to know that the first half of 2009 should offer a bit of planetary relief from the intensity of the past year or so.  Pluto is now firmly settled into Capricorn, and we are adjusting to this new quality of contraction that has created so much havoc in a world that had become all too accustomed to the “relentless optimism”® of the Pluto in Sagittarius era.  From an emphasis on growth, growth, growth, we are now in a reality-induced recession that has necessitated adjustments on many different levels.

As we begin the New Year, Saturn (planet of restriction and limitation – the ruler of Capricorn) has just turned retrograde.  When planets appear to change direction as we watch them from our perspective on earth, their influence is stronger and more noticeable – more focused.  We have just experienced an intensely Capricornian New Moon the previous week, and now we have Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, having turned retrograde.  Though Saturn’s influence can be heavy and depressing, it can also bring great rewards for a practical application of wisdom and disciplined behavior.  This is therefore the perfect time to make plans for the New Year – to avoid sinking into a doldrum of despair and instead create a plan to turn things around in your own life if you are in crisis, or to plan to help others if your own life is going smoothly.
A planetary cycle involving the opposition of Saturn to Uranus, which began last year, will continue into 2010 so this is big news for 2009.  In this planetary combination we see a pull between safety and conservatism (Saturn) and that which is innovative and free (Uranus). […]

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By |2009-01-01T07:09:58-04:00January 1st, 2009|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Happy New Year 2009! This year’s astrology

Transhumanism and the Age of Aquarius

Chiron is in Aquarius, Neptune is in Aquarius with Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, in Pisces, ruler of Neptune, and we are at the dawn of the Aquarian Age.  Aquarius is the innovator – the transpersonal human.  seek the ultimate perfection of the human being as beyond the confines of the laws of nature, “Combining artificial intelligence with interface technology, molecular nanotechnology, extension of human life span, genetic enhancing of human mental and physical capacities, combating diseases and slowing down the process of aging, and exercising control over desires, moods, and mental states.”

The most radical aspect of transhumanism is the scenario that humans will be able to transport the content of their brains, their minds, to a non-biological entity and thereby achieve immortality. Kurzweil and other transhumanist visionaries imagine a “brain-porting scenario” that will involve “scanning a human brain capturing all of the salient details.” This will entail reinstantiating the brain’s state in a different – most likely much more powerful – computational substrate. According to [Raymond] Kurzweil this will be a feasible procedure and will happen mostly likely around the late 2030s. In this scenario “we will continue to have human bodies, but they will become morphable projections of our intelligence.” Such “software-based humans,” he predicts, “will be vastly extended beyond the severe limitations of humans as we know them today. They will live out on the Web, projecting bodies whenever they need or want them, including virtual bodies in diverse realms of virtual reality, holographically projected bodies, foglet-projected bodies, and physical bodies comprising nanobot swarms and other forms of nanotechnology.” For Kurzweil this is a form of immortality, although he concedes that the data and information do not last forever; the longevity of information depends on its relevance, utility, and accessibility.

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By |2008-12-02T20:44:29-04:00December 2nd, 2008|Age of Aquarius, Favorite posts, Future Shock|Comments Off on Transhumanism and the Age of Aquarius

Skywatch for December is Posted

Skywatch, my monthly report on planetary news is posted now on my website.  There’s lots going on this month so be sure to stay tuned right here for up-to-the-minute news on planetary effects and how they effect our inner and outer worlds.

Here’s a bit of what we have in store:

December is a busy astrological month, with lots of planetary configurations. Uranus, representing sudden change and reversals, has just changed direction which is likely to turn a number of things on their heads. At the same time, Pluto has re-entered Capricorn where it will remain until 2023. We are entering the time of change, and none of us will be able to hold onto the past now. Some of us embrace change and some fear change, but nothing is as certain as change and that has never been truer than it is over the next few years.

Saturn and Uranus are still in opposition to each other, creating a tension between a radical pressure for change (Uranus) and the need to maintain stability and retain the structures which solidify our lives (Saturn). Saturn has slowed down to a crawl as it prepares to turn retrograde at the end of the month so these two will be facing off throughout the next couple of months as they lead up to their second opposition in early February of next year. The influence of Saturn will be powerful throughout the month since it is nearly at a standstill (stationary), leading up to the Capricorn New Moon on the 27th with six planets in Capricorn (ruled by Saturn). Saturn insists that we face the harsh of reality fearlessly and without the gloss of illusion or self-deception.

December begins on the heels of a […]

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By |2008-12-01T20:49:09-04:00December 1st, 2008|Astrology, Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Skywatch for December is Posted
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