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“The essential purpose of astrology…is not so much to tell us what we will meet on our road, as it is to suggest how to meet it – and the basic reason for the meeting. Which quality in us, which type of strength is needed to go through any specific phase of our total unfoldment as an individual person”.
Person Centered Astrology , -Dane Rudhyar

Astrology is a complex and insightful tool that can be used to unlock your full potential. Here we take a look at the basic concepts behind character traits and personality types and how they relate with others. Astrology does not determine any characteristic to be good nor bad but an opportunity for transformation and growth.

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The Libra Full Moon will occur on the 15th of April

Full moon in Libra

This full moon will bring relationships into focus. It also will be an lunar eclipse which adds a higher level of cleansing to this full moon. The Eclipse also adds a bigger picutre and understanding to what is going on in your relationships. Balance and harmony are key words for #Libra and if things are not going smoothly you will be able to make better choices as to what to do. The Uranus and Pluto square will be prominent along with this moon which will add levels of uncertainty and begs for change even if we want to resist it we will only have more problems. This is a great opportunity to reset and let go of old behavior patterns that is straining our relationships and personal growth.

The Power of Vulnerability

This TED Talk by Brene Brown doesnt reference astrology but provides a great window into deep issues we face throughout life because of insecurity and fear. If you have trouble feeling happy, compassionate or joyful or have issues with depression, guilt and shame this talk is very scientific yet full of insight. It can easily be applied to our birth chart natal aspects in many ways.

The New moon in Aries will arrive march 30 2:45pm EDT

New moon in aries

We begin a new emotion cycle with the new moon and Aries being a fire sign and cardinal it demands that we take action in some way. Emotions that may have been pent up inside ourselves may need to come out. If you have made new years resolutions but failed to live up to them, now is the time where you have the will power to take control. Be careful of your habit patterns and if some of your habits or emotional responses have been causing you problems, now is the time to act. We are responsible for our own state of mind and it is naive to blame others for our own problems. The energy in april will be much more impulsive and energetic, arguements may blow up out of nothing so be wary about your actions and careful not to offend people. If are feeling frustration or angst its good to get outdoors and be active as this moon does not like to lay about. Most importantly however, if your inner self is telling you that you need to let go of old habits, routines or you feel you need to change yourself in some way now is the time to do it. The Uranus Pluto square forces change to occur and if you are resisting changes more problems will occur in your personal life especially when the cardinal t-square hits on April 22nd.

Full Moon in Leo 14th February 2014

6 of cups leo full moon

This full moon will be arriving right on Valentines Day in the United States and adds some extra flare to the event. With the Full Moon in Leo, Love is in the air, and it is very light-hearted, spontaneous and full of fun! It is a time to let your inner lion roar. Go the extra step to show your partner you really care. If you are single, it is a great time to come out of your comfort zone and go for that person you have had that crush on but hadn't the confidence to tell them. Be aware though that with Mercury in Retrograde and so many planets in Watery signs there can be a lot of idealism, fantasy and daydreaming that is completely unrealistic. Especially with Neptune conjuncting Mercury in Pisces be careful of too much wishful thinking. If you keep this in mind you may have still have a great time and not worry that the daydream may not last. It is ok because with a Leo Full the future is irrelevant all we care about is to seize every moment we have, the rest can sort itself out later.

Mercury Retrograde February 2014

Mercury in Retrograde

Mercury is going into retrograde late on the 6th of February. It is a time to put on the brakes, The New year has begun and in the Chinese horoscope it is the year of the horse! A great year for starting new projects particularly within the home as Jupiter is in Cancer. But the mercury retrograde is more of a time to reflect back on the ideas you have had so far and use this watery period to really get to the depths of what is important for your life right now. The energy is to move forward yet the horses reigns need to be pulled back right until we almost get into March. Planning will not be easy, so keep things simple this valentines day and watch out for miscommunicating, be clear about your intentions with your lover, its easy to derail the situation if you are not careful. Trines from Watery Jupiter and Airy Mars will help guide this ship to clearer waters but because Neptune is in Pisces our mental clarity is greatly diminished, so beware of things that seem to good to be true, they probably are! Venus and Pluto are both antagonizing the ever expanding Jupiter which could mean some explosions in your relationship if you get into arguments or avoid telling the truth. Once we move forward to the end of the month when the mighty Sun arrives in Pisces we will unite once more with Mercury before are Dreams and Ideas can come to fruition on the 28th of Feburary.

Cancer Full moon Jan 15-16 2014

Full moons show us how far we have come and what is still left unresolved. The feminine Cancer full moon will highlight the need to rebalance our patriarchal society. Cancer represents the yin and receptive principle which keeps everything alive.Being the first water sign and traditionally at the bottom of the zodiac, Cancer must developer healthy roots. By understanding our own deeper needs the full moon lets us know how to become more soft and receptive to the feelings of others. The full moon strengthens the grand cross with Uranus in Aries,Jupiter in Cancer, Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. The feminine is strengthened as both Vesta and Ceres are squaring the moon in Libra. It allows to move towards cooperation and unity rather than separation through competition. A key to harnessing the power of this moon is to spend more time in nature and getting to the really understand and more importantly, feel how this shift in energy can manifest in your life.

Putting the planets into perspective

Sometimes it is difficult to conceptualize the planets and how different they are. This can be important as symbolically the size of the planet equates to its brightness in the sky and its potential gravitational fields. The sheer magnitude of jupiter in comparison to the other planets shows us why its considered to be the planet of expansion. See the picture below to understand the differences in the planets sizes.

Planet size comparison

Planet size comparison

Jupiter in Cancer - Jupiter enters Cancer on June 25th, 2013

Jupiter is the planet of expansion so when it enters the sign of Cancer, the sign of home and security expect expansion in this area. Perhaps you and your family members will become closer or find joy in times together. Purchasing a home during this time is a very good idea as the seeds of growth, prosperity and optimism will be laid within that new home. Your philosophical beliefs and ideas will concentrate on what makes you feel safe and secure. Emotions will become more of a focus especially if you have neglected them for sometime. This coupled with the current Watery Saturn in Scorpio will add to the emotional emphasis.

On August 7 2013,January 31 2014 and April 21, 2014, Jupiter will oppose Pluto in Capricorn. This focuses on power and possibly misuse of power which we are seing so much right now. The intensity and power is great dduring this time and it will be easy to become self-obsessed with our own goals without taking into the considerations of others. Using this time to really get to know what makes you feel secure and happy whilst entertaining the needs of your close friends and family will allow a greater sense of committment, success and happiness and a deeper connection that perhaps has been missing for some time. Jupiter will remain in Cancer until July 16 2014.

Saturn in Scorpio - Saturn enters Scorpio 5th October 2012

Transiting Saturn enters the sign of Scorpio on October 5th, 2012 and the transit lasts until approximately December 2014. Saturn’s symbolism suggests “taking a serious look at…” in this case, the themes of Scorpio. With a Saturn cycle of development, we take a look at the deepest inadequacy or fear and transforming that into strength and mastery. It is a phase of maturity too, on that helps us incorporate patience and perseverance. Saturn’s transit through Scorpio, suggests that each individual and group will have to become responsible for addressing and clearing out their personal “underworld.” One must take responsibility for one’s choices, actions and behavior before transformation can occur. “Soul prompts one to experience the truth behind the curtain of illusion, to acknowledge that the non-physical reality nourishes the physical reality. The depth of love that is felt as Soul, turns shards of betrayal and bitterness into gold. Truth is revealed. “ The astrological sign of Scorpio is a water element (attuning to deep currents of feelings and emotions) and a fixed expression or mode of energy. The “all or nothing” is experienced with Scorpio and at times stays very crisp in the black and white duality. The extremes are given with sign, but you want to use the extremes in a way that is healthy and empowering. Scorpio wants to “feel deeply and intimately” not just about sex, but rather, on every level; Spiritual, mental, emotional, physical. The fixed mode of energy signifies potential to have a laser beam like concentration once a goal or idea is set, and emotions or feelings then fuel that up until manifestation occurs. Yet on the “off-balance” nature of Fixed mode of expression, one can become fixated, obsessed, addicted to or overly rigid and stubborn or unyielding. This is not helpful for it stagnate one’s growth and healing. Saturn symbolizes; keeper of time or higher Diving timing and the master coach. Some key qualities of Saturn are; guidelines, tradition, conservative, structure, respect, obedience, rules, restriction, control, authority, time, matter, fear, lack, self-imposed limitations or poverty. The harder you resist and fight what you as the ego/personality need to learn the harder it will be under this phase. It is best not to be overly fixated or stubborn otherwise the only person that will suffer is you. Saturn’s transits are not all gloom and doom, so shake off that misconception and fear. It is time to transform your view and approach to this transit. Saturn’s symbolism provides plenty of rewards and recognition if you are willing to learn and embrace the challenge as stepping-stones towards maturity and growth. There are wonderful things that manifest under a Saturn Transit. Which signs will be up close and personal with Saturn’s Transit through Scorpio?

The main sign is: Scorpio
Fixed Signs: Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, Aquarius
Water Signs: Scorpio, Pisces, cancer
Other signs will also notice this transit but in more relaxed way.
Check your Natal Chart see if you have any planets in Fixed Signs and the degrees, that will help determine how and when to prepare for Saturn’s transit in Scorpio.

Uranus Square Pluto Dates

We will be looking in more detail at each of the seven exact square as they approach, from our earthly perspective through the geocentric horoscopes.

• Uranus square Pluto June 24 2012
• Uranus square Pluto September 19 2012
• Uranus square Pluto May 21 2013
• Uranus square Pluto November 1 2013
• Uranus square Pluto April 21 2014
• Uranus square Pluto December 15 2014
• Uranus square Pluto March 17 2015

The focus is on revolutionary change. The most telling of the seven squares is the one in the middle, the one closest in time to the Heliocentric Uranus Pluto Square. Massive social, political and economic upheaval.

By Mark Lilly