PISCES planets in 2018

 

As I am sitting down to write these lines the Sun is entering the last sign of the zodiac: Pisces. Mercury has done it a few hours ago and Venus has been traveling through it since February 10th. So now we have: Sun-Mercury-Nessus-Venus-Neptune-Chiron all in the sign of the two fish that swim in the opposite direction. The Sun visits this sign every year as Venus does. Mercury does it 1 or 2 times a year because it has 3 retrograde periods per year and Neptune once every 165 years. Chiron every about 50 years and Nessus ends an orbit around the sun in 122.4 years. In its perihelion (closest point to the Sun), it is closer to the Sun than Uranus, while in Aphelion (furthest point to the sun) goes even further from Neptune. We can assume that a lot of energy from this sign is flowing right now. This sign, the last sign of water of the zodiac, is like most signs a complex archetype, but also very difficult to define.

Pisces connects us with the suffering of the world like no other sign. It reminds us that we are all victims of something or someone, and this begins only at birth. The circumstances of our birth and the fact that the human needs of his parents to grow and develop, already confront us with the fact of our inability to survive by ourselves, which puts us from the beginning in a powerless position. Situation we struggle to depart from in the early years of our lives, I would almost say to the second squaring of Saturn to its native position, which occurs at age 21. Saturn’s first opposition to himself at 13-14 years is one of the hardest times on our way to self-independence. When we still need our parents but we can’t wait to get out of that position.

In this 2018 with Chiron and Nessus in Pisces and Jupiter in Scorpio, the movement #metoo and #timesup is empowering women to emerge from their status as victims of the patriarchy and sexual predators (Nessus), as it had not happened before in our history. This is the time to start to recover our power, even if this happens simply by the awareness of where or how we feel victimised , whether it be our family, our culture, our husband, our employers or bosses at work, our partners, our teachers, etc. to this day, women have had to shut up and now for the first time, we are offered the opportunity to speak, to denounce, but above all to bring to our consciousness, the abuse we have received in our lives and that We were forced to shut up, indoctrinated by our family, our mothers and/or culture, so we could forgive and free ourselves from the guilt that caused us. Connecting with this female pain and the anger that it generates is a Pisces action, where we all become aware that there are certain situations in life, which are not a personal matter, but are much larger than us and are female collective sufferings , such as the death of a child, or abandonment. These are issues that have no nationality or flags. That is the suffering of being alive and especially of being born a female human.

Nessus, the Centaur who was responsible for the death of Hercules, who killed him with one of his poisonous arrows, for having raped his wife, is also traveling Pisces and gives us the opportunity to reconsider those situations in our life where we have been abused or raped in one way or another, because often, the mere awareness and acceptance of the fact that because we were born a woman were vulnerable to these situations, causes the wound to begin to heal. With Chiron and Nessus in Pisces the issue of victimization of sexual abuse is what we must bring to consciousness and empower ourselves to denounce, talk about it, forgive us for having kept quiet, especially not to pass on that burden to the next generations, to our daughters and sons. This is a moment when you have to talk about it, and above all make peace with that fact, because, again, the awareness begins the healing process.

The house where Nessus falls in our chart is where we feel that we are raped, either physically or mentally. Where we feel vulnerable and powerless about it. It is where the female beast becomes aware of its vulnerability with respecto to the male beast. The latter may be the patriarchal system in which we were born, the status quo, the culture, etc. Nessus has been coming in and out of the first few degrees of Pisces since the end of 2004, and will be in this sign about 30 + years. At this time is about 6th of this sign and Venus has aligned with him these days, facing us with the fear of giving ourselves to an in-depth relationship for fear of deception, and betrayal. The fear of being betrayed or experiencing deception in a relationship is a very Nessus, which leads us to the acceptance of the fact that in love, especially in “being in love”, there are no guarantees, we can be exposed to betrayal, is a risk we all take or we have no relationships.

Pisces is also about feeling ONE with the other Sapiens, and with the understanding that true human pain is universal and unites us all in the experience of being Human.

Pisces speaks to us of our creativity and our ability to connect with something greater than ourselves to be able to inspire our lives towards beauty, poetry, unity, compassion, to become real human beings.

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2018!!! and SATURN IN CAPRICORN for every sign.

Here we go, on the road to a new year, with its promises and its challenges. We begun the journey with a very powerful SuperFull Moon in Cancer, which has invited us to process our roots and question where we are going to. It has confronted us with family dilemmas, as well as the need to love our family and reclaim lost ties. This happens in all the extraordinary variety of human affections and their wealth of unrepeatable stories. Before starting with the sign-by-sign scenario, I would like to reflect on what this year may brings to all of us, taking into account the main aspects that are being formed in the Heaven this 2018. Using the magnificent astrological symbolism through its archetypes, to elucidate what we will create this year at a personal and collective levels. This symbolism, still alive,  despite the voices of the scientific community that discards Astrology, with arrogance, completely ignoring the fact that seeing us through the astrological chart, will never die, because it explains our feelings, in a clear yet magical way, like no other science. The archetypes connect us with certain aspects of human nature, which despite the scientific discoveries of the last centuries, does not change. Venus, was Venus and is Venus forever and ever. Mars angers us now and a thousand years ago. We express it differently, but that archetype describes a part of our nature, like nothing else. The invitation to expand of Jupiter and Saturn putting limits to that expansion, have been and will be  relevant in many different aspects of our lives. Jupiter took us to discover the world and now it will take us to Mars. The impulse is the same. To discover.

We started with Saturn having entered its own sign, Capricorn, for the first time since the end of the 80s, when the Berlin Wall fell, so we should reflect on what happened in our lives then, if we were alive. We can also see what happened with our parents, in those years, if we had not been born yet. The feeling that a complete cycle of our lives ends to give rise to a new chapter in our existence, will be evident. Saturn begins its journey on the road traveled by Pluto since 2008, when it entered Capricorn, coinciding with the fall of Lehman Brothers, the financial crisis, and everything that unfolded from then on,  and these two will conclude their passage through the sign of the Sea Goat, coming together in the last degrees of this sign, at the beginning of 2020, although the effect of such a conjunction will be felt from the second part of 2019, when many big changes will continue to take place.

Uranus also changes sign in May after 7 years in the sign of Aries; who can forget the day that Uranus entered this sign in March 2011, and the explosion of the Fukushima nuclear plant. In its passage through the first sign of the zodiac, the sign of the warrior, Uranus, this great revolutionary, who urges us to fight against the Institutions and those who oppress us (Saturn), leaves us with the consequences of the Arab Spring, the resurgence and fall of ISIS, the resignation of Mugabe after almost 40 years in power, the situation in Catalonia, and large demonstrations around the world against outmoded systems that are crying out for renewal, as it is happening in Iran at this time. It also leaves us with a strong stink of populism, all over the world, as a response to globalization. All in the framework of that Pluto in Capricorn, which has brought to light and continues to do so, the corruption of governments, and of large corporations, and powerful families, such as the Pujol, the Lehman Brothers, who caused the The largest global financial crisis, since the Great Depression at the end of the 20s. The Madoff case and many others reminded us that those who are above, in power,  also fall, also pay for their mistakes. Uranus in Taurus will renew the way we earn and spend our money. The last time Uranus was in Taurus was in 1942, this time he will visit this sign from May 15, until April 2026.

This 2018 finds Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus, in a 120º aspect, considered positive. Two large planets of our solar system in  Earth signs and well aspected, augur renewal of the financial system. The “bitcoin” and all the other virtual coins, will be the stars of this year, with ups and downs that will bring many gains and losses to those who dare to speculate with them. Electronic money will have to be regulated so that we can use it more safely, since it will be inevitable that we do. Robotics or Artificial Intelligence is coming by leaps and bounds, which will bring challenges that we will also have to confront, mainly the replacement of humans in jobs. Companies like Amazon, Pay Pal, Facebook and Google, will be more regulated, and forced to take responsibility for what is published in them. The urgency of global warming, believe it or not, will be the order of the day, as we started the year with Ceres, still in its retrograde face in the sign of Leo, soon to move to Virgo, in June, which in some way forces us to reflect on it.

Chiron, the great healer, the one who gives us tools to heal our deepest wound, also changes his sign in May, after walking around Pisces from 2010-11, where he will return in the last months of the year, to re-enter  Aries in March 2019. During this year, it will continue to square Saturn in the first months, but with Saturn already in Capricorn, we will have to analyze our relationship with money and the attitude that we carry from our ancestors and our culture about it . Our relationship with success and with what prevents us from achieving our goals, especially at a professional level. Pholus also enters Capricorn, this month, but will dive back into Sagittarius in June, until December when he will re-enter Capricorn. Therefore the magnifying glass is still on our institutions and those in power. It will be very difficult to escape with secrets and corruption.

January then brings us very Capricorn times, which means, taking responsibility for our actions and decisions, not only on a personal level, but also politically. We will have to take care of what we do and say, but do not worry, because if you have acted with integrity, then the rewards are great. Saturn rewards us for our sincere effort and for our perseverance like no one else. From November with Jupiter finally returning to the sign that rules, Sagittarius, we will see three planets in their own sign: Jupiter in Sagittarius, Saturn in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces. Something tells us that things begin to take their rightful place. The #metoo movement, in spite, of Catherine Deneuve’s  letter (I wonder what she’s on about?) will grow and help women be less afraid to denounce.

Great success in life, often come from the hand of Saturn in good aspect, so Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn, will receive their reward or at least the possibility of starting to build something solid and durable.

For those born between November 1988 and February 1991, you are living the FIRST SATURN RETURN, one of the most important moments of our existence. For many, especially those who have something of Capricorn in their birth chart, this is when life really begins. Important decisions are made, a stage of adulthood begins, taking responsibility for our actions and often, when one wishes to form a family. We can decide on our real profession, which may not coincide with what we study at the University, or at least, is when we open paths of expansion of the original project. You are the generation that was born with Pluto in Scorpio and Neptune in Capricorn, when we fought with that virus called AIDS, of which we knew very little. Neptune in Capricorn, which continued in the 90s, began to make us see that many of our institutions, until then admired and respected, were staying behind in the progress, and began to make our dreams and desires something much more attainable. It  put our feet on the ground. So this generation grew up with a black cloud over their lives, with the awareness that sex can cause death. It made us confront our freedoms and our lack of control. This group of people has that idea printed in their DNA, that something dark can emerge from irresponsible, unconscious sex, which led us to become aware of these issues. They were years of much social revolution, as now, with great changes and renewal. The Soviet Union collapsed, and the Berlin wall too. It is this generation that now understands that for the new to flow, the old must succumb to progress and transformation. Just make the decision and be willing to work for it. Personal relationships also took a different direction, and became more open and less drowned by tradition.

If you were born in the years 1959 and 1961 then you are living the SECOND SATURN RETURN, at the doorsteps of the beginning of the Third Age. This is also a very important moment in life, when we begin to leave behind situations, people and affections that no longer serve us. It can be hard for many, especially if it coincides with the fact that our professional enthusiasm is diminishing and we want to do other things. And precisely this is the ideal time to start an educational journey on many levels. If you want to study something, this is the time, if you want to change places too. This is a time when we should have a serious conversation with our soul and RE-structure our life. We must be prepared for the beginning of the Third and Last Act that begins at 60, when we possibly have our most important work to do. Full of experience and knowledge we can launch ourselves to teach others or simply to enjoy it. It is when we pass to what is commonly called “the third age” that in contrast to what our ancestors experienced, today, should be the busiest period of our existence. This Return of Saturn coincides with the Return of the Progressed Moon and with the Return of Jupiter at 60, all indicating that cycles are fulfilled at various levels in our psyche and we begin a new stage of our life, full of possibilities. For most people, the children have grown and gone. Many couples have divorced and new relationships can emerge during these periods when we already have a lot of experience and wisdom.

ARIES:

You start the year with the teacher Saturn in the first degrees of Capricorn. For those born in the first 10 days of the sign, this is a year of important professional readjustment. If you have been working towards a goal with integrity, great rewards  will come your way, it is possible that it is a very important moment of professional triumph. On the contrary, if you are working on issues that no longer interest you, then changes and frustrations will come to rectify, and align the daily reality with the requests of the soul. Saturn is like the policeman of the Cosmos, the Lord of Karma, so he brings the rewards to the work done with integrity and dedication but also the “fine”, or even prison to those who have not done so. Pholus ( Chiron’s friend) will also help you understand the ancestral charge that from the depths of the psyche handles your attitude towards professional success. The17 and 18 of April will be when something forces you to look at your daily reality and review what should change to be able to progress faster. Chiron who has been traveling through Pisces enters Aries in those days, which will bring attention to where that scar is that resists healing within the soul. It is possible that those who work self-employed benefit more from this year, but if you work for others, the relationship with the authority will suffer more than usual. With Jupiter transiting through Scorpio, almost all year round, it is possible to find investors for your projects or perhaps receive an inheritance, which can start a new working chapter. Between May and August, your ruler planet, Mars, will become retrograde and this can help you pause your activities, to re-evaluate if you are on the desired path. The entry of Chiron to Aries is very important since it has not happened for 90 years. A gift from the gods!

TAURUS:

This is a year of great surprises for Tauro, and at the same time of great stability. Relationships will be the focus for you, as the lessons learned in recent years will help you reconsider and pay attention to who you give your heart to. Jupiter through the house that talks about our personal relationships, a more complete vision of the other will allow you to avoid entanglements with people who do not enrich your soul. With Uranus entering your sign for the first time in 80 years, new ideas and projects will be presented on your desk and in May when this happens, Mars from Aquarius will shake you in new directions, possibly outside your country, where you can take out these ideas with the help of other compatible minds. Starting in November with Jupiter entering Sagittarius, it would be possible to find financial help from others. Saturn from Capricorn, like Pluto, will protect you and will walk by your side making sure that you do not leave your right path and maintaining order around you. Chiron enters Aries for most of the year, opening a door that will help you understand, the ancestral demands to which you respond. Before we can free ourselves from it, we must see it clearly. At the end of June, Mars will make its retrograde motion from Aquarius to Capricorn for a couple of months and this can shake the ship in which you travel a little, reminding you that when the internal certainty is powerful, there is no unforeseen event that could harm you. This is a good year for those Taurus who are willing to create their own way to earn money. With powerful eclipses in February and August the unforeseen will tend you a bridge to the new.

GEMINI:

The good news is that after almost 3 years of Saturn in Sagittarius that has marked your personal relationships with ups and downs and doubts and has led a few to the altar, finally the Lord of the Rings has gone to Capricorn and therefore to your 8th house, where you will find a wave of wisdom that will help you organize your finances and economic dependencies. The other good news is that Jupiter, the great benefactor and the one who brings the opportunities for expansion will be traveling through your 6th house of health and daily work. This brings you the opportunity to take care of your health and help you eat healthier, (although you will have to take care of the excesses, since gluttony is characteristic of this planet), the practice of yoga, long walks through nature, everything will help to strengthen the body. It will also bring possibilities for work abroad or in other words, travel for work rather than pleasure. Contact with other cultures that will enrich your work and your mind. The decision to take a “bridge” job while you find a better one, to be able to live the moment and pay your bills, is not a bad idea. With Chiron entering Aries and therefore in the area of ​​friends, groups and / or the community, it is possible that group work at all levels, help you heal old wounds in these aspects of your lives and present you with the idea of collaboration with the community where you live. Mars will make its retrograde motion this year in the area of ​​studies and long distance travel, between June and August, so plan your vacation and your studies well to minimize the negative effects of it. If you still feel insecure in your profession, continue with your work and remember that dedication, perseverance and patience bring us what we desire most and not just good luck.

CANCER:

This is a year you will not easily forget. A great trine between Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Scorpio is formed once again, the first time was in December 2017, and this time it is May 25 and August 19, this is the material of dreams. Many of them will come true. Romance is in the air, and above all with yourselves. This is an aspect that is not formed every day, much less every year. Therefore it is really a very special moment of your life. With Jupiter traveling the house of romance and creativity all year round, and Uranus in the house of friends and the community this is a year to add many new experiences in these fields, which can result in the beginning of important relationships that will bring Cancer out from its shell to where it retreats, when it feels insecure and lonely. At the same time Saturn, already in Capricorn, can culminate or strengthen existing relationships, putting the emphasis on restoring old affections. The eclipse in July Cancer, can trigger a series of events that will help you find balance between enjoying life and simple fun and the seriousness that you put into everything you do with your heart. It will not be an easy year for certain relationships, but there always comes a time when we must let go of things and people who do not bring us anything positive or simply let go of children who have already grown up and need to find their way, far from the care of their parents. With Quirón recently entered in the area of ​​the profession this is a brilliant opportunity to repair and rediscover with his own personal work and value himself. Cancer creates constantly but rarely appreciates what it does and this is the ideal time to let go of those doubts and reaffirm yourselves in whatever it is you have to say or give to others. Jupiter in house 5, will bring to light your most precious inner diamond. You will surprise yourselves more than anyone else.

LEO:

This is a year when everything you have been working on sees its fruit. Actually the work will be there in abundance but you will have to put limits and decide what is worth doing and what is not. With Uranus entering Tauro in May, and therefore in the area of ​​your life that speaks of your profession, great surprises will come in that sector. With two series of eclipses in your sign in February and August, this is a hectic year, where you will have to learn to set limits on how much work you can manage without making your health suffer. It is possible to move your home to other lands for work, or at least move around much more often. Your daily work is what will suffer the most transformations and you will have to adapt to a new routine. The passage of Uranus through your house 10 has not happened for 80 years, 77 to be exact, so as you will understand this type of energy, you have not lived it before or will live it again, it is an unknown dimension and therefore very challenging and refreshing. New people and proposals will come your way and you will have to use your experience and intuition to choose what is best for you. Problems with employees or co-workers are possible, if you have them and if the employee is you, then it will be necessary to manage your attitude towards authority well. The pressure and limitations you will find in the area of ​​your routine work may be challenging. There is much to learn in these situations when we must use all our humility to accept your current situation and needs. But remember, the work you do does not define you as a person.  But how do you do it, yes? The wisdom and self-confidence gained in recent years, will serve as a tool for each step you take.

VIRGO:

if you were waiting for the right moment to let you know and take your professional image seriously, this is the year! with Jupiter in your social and communication house, you can launch yourself to do the course that you want or that you feel you need to be able to express your creativity and take advantage of your projects. Saturn traveling through the 5th house of creativity, romance, children, fun, does become a bit serious and brings to consciousness the need for restructuring in these issues. If you have children, it is possible that you have to heal a relationship with them or with one of them; If you do not have them, it’s time to take your artistic expression seriously and define who you are creatively. When I speak of creativity, I do not mean only the plastic arts, but that which only emanates from you, and which differentiates you from others. This is a good time to understand that we are all unique and we bring within ourselves a diamond that we must polish little by little, until it shines in all its splendor. Love will also be coulored by that seriousness that overwhelms you and many relationships will consider having children or walking the aisle to the altar. You can choose to concentrate on your work and put aside love and fun for another time. Nothing wrong with that. Use the influence of Jupiter in your house 3 to let you know, start a blog, learn other languages, etc. Participating in a project to improve the neighborhood would not be out of context either. Commitment, responsibility, and above all, develop confidence in what you have been working on, because the reward could be around the corner.

LIBRA:

Your sign has been forced to change, to evolve, since 2008, with intense years like 2011-12. This year with Jupiter walking around your house 2, this may be the time that your efforts are finally paid off. A promotion at work, an offer to work abroad, a simple salary increase, all this is possible at the hands of the Great Benefactor. It is also possible to spend more if we begin to feel more confident about ourselves and our possibilities. In any case, the benefit, well deserved, will become evident. So much so that maybe you go to buy a home or finally stop living with mom. With Saturn starting its trajectory of almost 2 years or more, in your house 4, the zone of readjusting and taking responsibility is undoubtedly the home. Caring for a father or mother, a grandmother or grandfather, may fall into your lap and you may find yourself with more responsibilities than you think you can handle. Even so, great lessons and rewards can follow as a result. Building a home is also possible. With Uranus entering your house 8, after 7 years in the house of relationships that has caused you so much ups and downs, something changes the tone of your relationships suddenly you are more open to different ways of forming “liaisons” and the unforeseen manifest in the house of sexuality, and the money of others. Freeing yourself from financial dependencies will be a must. The eclipses of February and July can bring unexpected opportunities to make money, but also bring to your path, relationships with characters quite different from what you were used to.

ESCORPIO:

Every time Jupiter arrives at your sign, it is undoubtedly a moment of advance. A giant opportunity to expand your horizons and launch into adventure and the unknown with much more optimism and sanity. If you feel that your life has lost brightness, this is the year when you recover it. Jupiter has not visited your sign since 2006, so think what happened then. All that you have put dedication and time will be rewarded. Saturn finally leaves your house 2 after 3 years and goes to house 3 of the brothers and sisters, of the neighbors, the way you communicate with your surroundings. The creation of a Blog where you can say what you want with a hidden identity, is a possibility, but of coursetaking responsibility in the relationship with your siblings is also the theme of this Saturn passage. Sign up for a course of something that you have always wanted to do and did not dare to. Two eclipses in February and July in the area of ​​the profession, can bring unforeseen opportunities in your career, that allow you to solidify your professional project. Uranus, the planet of the unexpected begins a trajectory of almost 7 years in your house of relationships, therefore, your choice of partner or perhaps couples, may seem more unusual than ever. People that will teach you to exist within a way of relating that did not seem possible before. If you are in a relationship, something is asking for space, or at least a little salt and pepper for a renewal. If you are alone, this is not the time to think about marriage, but yes, the possibility of finding eccentric and exciting people will be there. May, with the retrograde of Mars, can be a little tense, get ready for it and leave more free time to run or have  long walks in Nature. Chiron can offer many healing alternatives to your life, other than the doctor and medicines. Give yourself to more alternative ways to help your body find the most natural way to recover. Massages, chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga, are all techniques that Chiron facilitates for us to get in touch with our health from a more holistic perspective.

SAGITTARIUS:

Being a Fire sign as you are, you are accustomed to finding solutions and challenges for yourself. But with Jupiter your ruler, in the 12th house, a cycle of your life ends, whether you want it or not. This is not the time to direct your destiny, but to surrender to it. Suddenly, life goes more slowly and something asks us for another type of action. The voices of the ancestors become more strident and we have no choice but to listen. Family patterns become evident and we must observe ourselves with stillness and time. The practice of meditation, yoga, possibly swimming and prayer is advisable. Saturn starting a period of 3 years in your house 2, asks you to revise your relationship with money and material things. Do you earn enough? Do you want more? What does it require or what is necessary for it to happen? Would it compensate your efforts? All  of these are the questions that come from Saturn’s hand. The situation in the home seems more confusing than ever and you must make decisions that you are still not very confident about. After 3 years of Saturn in your sign, which left you with much wisdom, patience and a dose of reality without equal, you must now recover the emphasis on finances and stability but in a more concentrated and efficient way. Always with the optimism and humor, that is characteristic of you and that faith in the whispers of your intuition, which you already know leads you to places of greatness. From November,  when Jupiter finally enters your sign, nothing can stop you. Your ruler in your own sign is material of success and advance, but this time particularly special, for having passed these 3 years of Saturn in your sign, something that did not happen in 2007, when Jupiter visited Sagittarius for the last time. This has given you a connection to reality and to what is important in life, like nothing else. Chiron entering Aries will bring many healing opportunities in romantic relationships and also with children. Uranus that has brought so much creativity and instability to your life in the last 7 years, finally moves to the area of daily work and health. Technology must be included in your daily routine and those who already use it will have the opportunity to get even more out of it.

CAPRICORN:

The arrival of Saturn to any other sign, could mean years of great deprivation and great responsibilities, but when returns to its own sign, the message is curiously different. Something returns home, something goes back to where it should be, after having been on a trip, a journey of almost 30 years around the world. Capricorn is used to fighting for what he wants, to progress slowly and wait his turn. The last time Saturn visited his own sign was in 1988-1991. At that time the Berlin Wall fell, with the birth of a new Russia and a new Europe. We will see what is brought this time, which is sure to be something equally important. This period of 3 years of Saturn in Capricorn, can bring a new proposal of life. It will force you to connect with your truth and your own values ​​so that you can make an account adjustment in your life. If you have been away from reality, what it would be in you, this can be a period of true confrontation with your limitations and the consequence of your past actions. If you have been well on your way this is the moment when you will become that for which you have fought to be. Some power struggles with the system still await you, but this is something you are used to since Pluto has been traveling your sign since 2008, and has brought enough of it. The communications become less clear and defined, therefore you must work on it. The situation at home will be benefited by the entry of Chiron into the 4th house, home, country, mother or father. Something  brings to light the emotional wounds and asks you to take responsibility for them. The resources to start the healing will be there. Jupiter walks through your house 11, of your relationship with  the community,  with groups and it is possible to find yourself surrounded by new people, possibly from other cultures that force you to change habits and ideas. The support of the community will be there so that you can share your dreams and ideals.

AQUARIUS:

With Jupiter traveling through your house of profession until November, this may be the year where your effort is finally rewarded and opportunities that you had not dreamed of can knock at your door. One of them will be professional success. You must be attentive to the calls of  madame Luck, for it will be on your side. With it can come great responsibilities or obligations that you must carry out yourselves. Saturn traveling through your house 12, can mean long hours in retirement, by yourself to perform the task, or also the awareness that our limitations come from our ancestral connection. The voices of our ancestors mark our path and these are the moments when it becomes more apparent. With two eclipses in your sign, great movements force you to begin a cycle that will change your lives. The instability comes home from the hand of Uranus, you can expect the unexpected, not only with the house, but on the flat, but also in the relationship with Mother. Time to leave the family home. The eclipse of July in your home of health can give you the message you need to recover healthier lifestyle habits that allow you to stay healthy. The finances seem to work by themselves, but you must incorporate some system that allows you to have control over them. With Chiron entering for a few years in your house 3, relationships with brothers and sisters have a wonderful opportunity to heal and if you work as therapists or in healing arts, you can benefit from an increase in clientele from your closest environment. The month of May, will bring tensions and encounters that you must handle with much wisdom and adulthood. Mars will enter your sign forming a square to your ruler Uranus, and will also make your retrograde in your sign. These are challenging aspects that will test your ability to control your emotional nature.

PISCIS

With Jupiter and Uranus in the houses of knowledge, the need to continue learning and incorporating new ideas will be powerful. With Uranus starting a cycle of 7 years in your home 3 of communication, technology is still powerful in your life, but above all, it can mean the ideal time to create a blog or new ways to communicate that will surprise not only yourselves but also tthose closest to you. Jupiter tells you about another kind of wisdom that does not necessarily have academic connotations. The intuition will be stronger than ever and suddenly you will realize tha intuition is ahead of the academic, if perhaps the latter is there to reinforce the natural creative intelligence of Pisces. After 3 years of great responsibilities, it is time to free yourself and finally open the doors to new ideas and ways of functioning that will enrich your lives in unexpected ways. This is a year of harvest for the efforts and work done in the last 3 years. If you play your cards intelligently, when Jupiter, who is one of your fulers, finally enters Sagittarius in November, and therefore in the sector of your profession, great advances and promotions may manifest themselves and perhaps the idea of ​​professional recognition, is not so far. Saturn in your house 11 for the next 3 years, will bring you the need to set limits, what is not easy for you, in friendships and with the community. If you work in a group, this can be a year full of challenges until you understand that being a friend or colleague does not mean sacrificing your freedoms. The possibility of finding your own tribe is also part of that transit of Saturn. Group work will be the process where you will gain more wisdom and meaning in your life. Many friends will leave and another new will come. Renewal. Neptune continues in your sign, aligning all Piscean with your own connection to the Universe, something you do naturally.

NOVEMBER 2017

We’ve begun this month, with the certainty that Jupiter is already well established in Scorpio, with the amount of sexual predators exposed by the media: Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, etc. The last time Jupiter visited this sign, was from the last days of October 2005, for a whole year. Do you remember what was going on in your life at that time?

Water signs will feel the benefit of this  transit more than anyone else, although the other fixed signs will also feel that the optimism and the amount of opportunities that are there for the one who sees them, recognises them and grab them. Jupiter whispers in our ears: “Now you can!” “This is the moment you were waiting for” and many times it is. Think about what happened 11-12 years ago in your life, if you’re old enough to remember it. It usually means a major move to other lands, or sometimes a simple neighbourhood change. If your career or profession is already defined, you can add other dimensions to it, expand, progress, enrich, whatever you do. Voyages are in the equation of the Jupiter’s transits, because it is the energy of this planet and this archetype that impels us to leave the district, the town and go to the adventure of seeing what is beyond the confines of the known. The area of your life where this will manifest will be marked by where you find Scorpio in your chart, according to what house is transiting and what contacts makes to the rest of the planets. If Jupiter marks his own return in your chart, ie: if you are 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, or 72 years old, etc, then this is even more remarkable.

Jupiter is closely connected with death and in Scorpio even more so. Death, as freedom from form, from incarnation. It governs those deaths where the individual seems to leave this world in peace and with consciousness, for example, after a long illness, or after much suffering. The great transformation.

Venus also enters Scorpio on the 7th, and will form a beautiful conjunction with Jupiter, the 12-13 and 14, meaning a great moment for the water signs, with emotions flying high and opportunities too. If you perform a creative activity this can be a period of great inspiration, especially because both planets will link in a few days,  a trine to Neptune in Pisces. Take advantage of these creative airs since they don’t happen every day.

If you were waiting for the right time to clarify misunderstandings and work on your relationship with others this is also the right time. With everything that happens in the world right now, the ideological divisions between compatriots and family members, this is an opportunity to look inward and reconsider whether the differences are really so great. I’m sure you’ll find that this is not the case, even if the external circumstances seem so.

Mars travels by Libra all this month, so the cardinal signs will be affected by this injection of energy, emanating from this red planet. The ranting and added stress are almost inevitable, unless you meditate a lot and know yourself deeply. Still, Mars in Libra does its best to find the peaceful commitment and under the circumstances in Catalonia, lets hope, that the two parties find a way to compromise and hopefully, to solutions, to the stressful situation.

The Eris-Uranus conjunction which I have written about in other articles in this blog, is also very relevant this month and connects us directly with that part of us that feels alienated, that aspect of our life that makes us feel that we do not belong to what surrounds us. This connection between these two planets is vital in what we are all experiencing this year personally and socially, with the ideological divisions that have led us to want to separate from something or someone. It is necessary to realise that what disturbs us in others has a lot to do with how I see it the situation, and with our personal inner struggles of duality.

A lot of self-awareness is needed to handle these energies. The square Chiron-Saturn, is exact this month, so its potency reminds us that it is possible to do something about our sense of imperfection and that it is possible to live in peace with that part of us that we will never love completely. The House in the birthchart where Chiron is located tells us what it is that we have problems in recognising and accepting of ourselves, to be able to enter into a dialogue with it, to begin the process of acceptance. This square that we have been living under, all this year, with the added influence of Pholus, that travels hand in hand with Saturn in Sagittarius, also reminds us that in order to free ourselves from what that we are ashamed of, we need to accept it first. Another aspect of this planetary combination is the realisation that our ideals are connected with the family and ancestral wound. We must also bring it to consciousness in order to liberate ourselves from it and its negative effect on our lives. The square of Chiron and Saturn was formed exactly on December 28, 2016, on April 30, 2017 and now on November 2, 2017 for the last time. In Greek mythology, Chiron is a centaur, son of Saturn, who had become a horse to seduce Phylira, and as a result, she gave birth to a creature, half man, half horse.

Saturn and Pholus in Sagittarius, also form the exact trine to Uranus on the 11th, and surely this will also help us to liberate ourselves from those inherited feelings that we have not asked to have in our lives and yet we must endure. The process is arduous and long but necessary. If you’re afraid it’s OK. Whenever we throw ourselves into the new and the unknown to let go of the past, we feel fear. It’s a natural human feeling. As Pema Chödrön said: “Fear is a natural reaction, when we are approaching the truth”

OCTOBER 2017

We begin this month, with the opposition Jupiter-Uranus in all its splendor, with Mercury just entered in Libra, and with Venus and Mars about to join the 18 degrees of Virgo, which will form a trine to Pluto. These are aspects that help us to re-connect with our need to participate and collaborate with the social order, to find in ourselves, that desire for power, that all humans have. Power in the animal world means having more food and protection, it means survival. The more power, the easier it is to find food and the less chance of being attacked by others, the more likely it is to survive. They are not necessarily negative feelings, and they are much more normal than we realise. The problem begins when we do not recognize the rights of others and see ourselves as kings of the jungle without being it, with the Truth in the pocket, without the elements to prove it. The Jupiter-Uranus opposition arrived at its last contact. The first was the 26th of December 20 2016, the second on March 2 of this year and the last time, on the 28 of September, so we are in the tail of this aspect that has been accompanying us since late last year. The houses activated by this opposition in our birthchart, will be where we live this unexpected cry of freedom and restructuring, based on new ideas and desire for renewal. If this affects, the natural houses of the signs in which it falls, which are Aries-lLibra, therefore, the 1st and the 7th houses, a new dimension will have entered into the personal, or social relations, a desire to affirm our individuality, leaving behind the identification with the other, as a form of emotional survival. It means leaving behind the sense of security provided by being in association with another.

At the global political level, this opposition has left us with Brexit, Trump, the exodus of the Rohinshas in Burma,  the Kurds and the Catalans Referendums, the crisis in Yemen, the rise of the ultra right in the German elections. As all oppositions, these movements are loaded with opposing ideas, and like all the opposite things, the two extremes are more linked together, than what is comfortable. These are not wars between countries but among the people of the same country. Movements that seem to be from the left, smell more like ultra right and vice versa. A deep self-analysis is necessary so that we can realize what we are supporting politically and especially understand how much we know about the subject and how much they have to do with old hatreds and resentments, lived by our ancestors which resist closure. This feeling of division and opposition in which we found ourselves, began with the square of Uranus in Aries to Pluto  back in the 2011 and Jupiter from Aries which also squared Pluto in Capricorn. Really the beginning of the fall of the institutions that we had wrought after the two world wars. At the beginning of the thirties, when Uranus and Pluto also formed a square, with Uranus in Aries as it is now, but Pluto in Cancer, the ultra right also rose across Europe, with the results we all know. Back to the same thing? Are these movements of today are hangover of what happened in the 1930s? My question is: why do we continue to impregnate our young people with grudges for issues that happened to their grandparents? what is that incredibly powerful force of dealing with what we call Karma, that we don’t seem to be able to stop, even with all our rationalising and technology?

The opposition Jupiter-Uranus, is shaking the existing relations and has brought NEW people to our lives, from other mentalities, other cultures, other idiosyncrasies, which produces an opening of mind, if we allow it, necessary for whoever has been limited by too strict and conservative precepts that only prevent us from looking into the future. It has brought the immigrant crisis and instead of organizing ourselves to accept the fact that we are already more mixed than ever and that we can no longer return to Germany only from the Germans, nor France only of the French, nor an England only of Englishmen , to seek new ways of living with one another, in an open and orderly way, being aware of the benefit that this brings, instead of concentrating only on the fact that alters our daily life and our customs. Aries-Libra, that’s what it’s all about. Me and you. How do we live in this beautiful little planet in order and peace, benefitting from our differences and diversity?

This aspect cries out: “Renovation”, wherever it is, and that is what is happening in the world and in our private lives. Something old is collapsing and we must open our minds to the new, looking for ways to operate within this new Order. Jupiter finally enters Scorpio on the 11th, Mercury enters Scorpio on the 17th, Venus and Mars in Libra on 14 and 23, respectively. We will continue with the intention of solving our problems diplomatically, but it won’t be easy.

The first two weeks of this month, will be very active in internal questioning, since Lilith, the Black Moon aligns with Pholus that is marching in line with the Galactic Center, this can be quite a bombastic combination, since the two archetypes connect us with old grudges, seeking expression, and will be exacerbated by the opposition Jupiter-Uranus seeking the freeing  of values imposed by  the status quo. Fortunately, every once in a while the planets form angles, “aspects” as we astrologers call them, that direct us towards Renovation, towards Evolution. Being the command of the Gods, we, mere mortals can only create the action plans to function under those mandates in the best possible way and that requires true creativity, but what we can never do, is to stop Evolution.

JUPITER IN SCORPIO for all of us. Oct 10, 2017 till November 9th, 2018

In the last month of Jupiter in Libra, we prepare for the entry of the giant of our solar system, to the sign of Scorpio, which has not visited for the past 12 years; Scorpio is the second Water sign of our zodiac and considered Realm of the Great Below, as it is ruled by Pluto-Hades, the absolute God of the Underworld. It corresponds to the House 8 of the Astral chart, land of the occult, of the  dark lands of sexuality, of the shared possessions or better said, other people’s money, of death. This is where we confront our most hidden desires and fears, especially those emotions inherited through the familiar and ancestral secrets. Both financial and emotional inheritances are part of this terrain of experience. Extreme emotions, overflowing, not easy to handle. The underground land where our inner power is hidden , that we seldom know in the first half of life-

This will be, not only an extreme, but difficult to handle combination, as powerful emotions will be awaken, with ideals that may get out of control in power struggles that want to win, over those who think differently. The inner search for truth, that which elevates us (Jupiter) moving through the Underworld, with its darkness and secrets, with its surprises and power. Jupiter is not particularly comfortable in the sign of Scorpio, but it impels us to dig deeply into hidden truths, intrigued by the mystery of life and of that, we call God. The adventurer delves  into the darkness of the sea, to search into unknown terrain, in his obsessive need to find the Truth. This is a journey to the depths of the soul, to meet our inner Gods and Demons, to understand where our faith lies.

No doubt Jupiter will cast light on secret issues, considering that Pluto, Scorpio’s ruler, is in Capricorn, so more government secrets are going to be leaked to the news, and we will continue on the path to discovering the corruption of politicians and government agencies worldwide. More cases of sexual abuse and sexual slavery will fill the courts and we’ll have more religious figures and other people in power brought to trial. Somehow, everything institutional, seems to be falling apart with the passage of Pluto through Capricorn, but as if that wasn’t enough, from December 20th, Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler, Lord of Boundaries, the archetype of order, form, in our lives, will enter its own sign, for the first time in 29 years, and it will join Pluto by conjunction in Capricorn in 2020. I’ll write about this later. Only anticipate that our institutions continue to suffer and something in the collective demands a change of Order, to be able to enter a new evolutionary stage, more in contact with the the original laws of Nature, with the feminine, with the Natural Order.

The last time Jupiter visited Scorpio was: October 2005 to November 2006. Do you remember what was going on in your life at that time? In that year, Nasa sent the spacecraft New Horizon (Jupiter) to Pluto, which arrived 9 years later, in 2015, sending pictures of the binary system never seen before; another Nasa spacecraft, entered the orbit on Mars (the other Scorpio ruler) sending photos of the planet; A stampede in Mecca, where millions of pilgrims (Jupiter) gather each year, caused 362 deaths (Scorpio); A ferry in Egypt sank and more than 1000 people died. Israel attacked Gaza. An earthquake of more than 6. 5 in Java, left more than 5600 dead. The fury of Nature that we often associate with Jupiter is unleashed on us and within a few weeks of this entry, just after the total eclipse of the sun, we have seen three giant hurricanes in the Caribbean and the worst monsoons in India in a long time, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico. Without the intention of being fatalistic, Jupiter, the mighty giant, Zeus in Greek mythology, God of Gods, with his thunder in hand, in the sign of Scorpio brings us transformation, but also death. We must not forget that in other cycles of Jupiter in this sign we had the First Balkan War (1912-13) and the Rwandan Genocide (1994).

For those born in those years, who are now about 11-12 years old, they are living their first Jupiter return, beginning secondary education, a major change at the hormonal and social level. For those who were born between Nov 1994 to OCT 1995, this is their second return from Jupiter, which coincides with the first steps to leave home or their dependency on parental support. For many it means to go to distant lands, to different cultures. For this group of people, like those born in 1982, the return of Jupiter, means the need to let go of patterns stipulated by others, in search of their own truths, in many cases there will be a compulsive need to join some heroic cause, like standing for the rights of Immigrants, or the sexually abused, for example. Expeditions to save extinct species are also a possibility as are trips to the bottom of the sea.

The warlike rhetoric we have had between North Korea and the Us as well as in several other countries can become more intense and violent, since in the transit of Jupiter through Libra which concludes now, diplomatic intentions did not achieve the desired effects of peace.

Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 10, at 13.30 GMT, practically hand in hand with Mercury, forming an exact conjunction between these two, on the 17-18. What will surely mark the introducing in the market of more electronic devices, that improve our communication, like for example the new IPhone. There will be an alignment with Venus on November 12 and 13 which should inspire us to express love in a more generous and expansive way, but it can also drives us to  excessive extravagance with money. So be careful.  It will form its first trine with Neptune, on December 2, the most important aspect that will make in its journey through Scorpio through out 2018. It will do it again on May 25-26 and August 19, 2018. This is a contact that brings us all the possibility to look at what is possible in our lives and give us a little momentum to make our dreams come true. It will make us understand that the force is in the Union and not in the division. But above all, it will give us the possibility to understand that our divine nature is what separates us from evil and destruction, and that we must nourish and care for it by listening to it and acting in accordance with the messages we receive from it. God lives in us and not outside and often walks next to Lucifer, to make sure that he is not running wild, to be able to control him better. That is the message of Jupiter in Scorpio.

Of course Scorpio will be the favorite sign of the next 12 months, because you’ll have the opportunity to expand your horizons in an extraordinary way. New projects have the possibility to take you to unexpected places, with doors opening everywhere. Be encouraged to dream and although you must fight to keep your feet on the ground, now is the time to fly and trust your destiny and in what life brings you at this time.

For the other two Water signs: Cancer and Pisces, this is also the time to harvest all that you have been sowing in the last 12 years. You may improve your finances, with great personal achievements and recognition of the efforts made. Do not let negativity blind you to opportunities. Virgo and Capricorn also have the possibility to expand their horizons, initiating new projects that can lead you to progress and learning a lot.

Taurus, Leo and Aquarius, the other fixed signs of the zodiac,  will have to be careful with the exorbitant optimism and the cravings of power and keep your eyes fixed in reality, although the benefits of Jupiter will also be felt, although the slightly more obsessive part of Scorpio can express itself here. Time to remember that we cannot force others to think like us or make them do what we want, against their will. Not for long anyway.  Nor can we make anyone fall in love with us if it doesn’t happen naturally. Time to recognize your darkest emotions, accept them, honor them, and although you may not like that side of you, they are also part of who you are.

 

For Aries The emphasis will be on finances and especially in financial dependencies. Time to get rid of debts and especially be very careful not to make plans with money that you do not have. Inheritance and profiting through relationships with partners are possible, and with that the painful lesson of what it means to depend financially of others. Time to search the depths of your psyche for ancestral residues of emotional and financial dependency.

Taurus with Jupiter going through your house of relationships, this is a moment, to free yourself from oppressive relations but at the same time it is also a great opportunity to repair old resentments, letting go of tensions and looking at affections from a much more philosophical and true standpoint. New relationships with foreigners are possible or the need to connect with other cultures.

Gemini, this is the time to launch yourself to the search for work that allows you to travel, to know other territories, other mentalities and philosophies, different from yours. Expand your horizons. Go in search for what you’ve always wanted to do and did not find the time to do. Your health becomes more of an issue now, and you will feel the need to look after yourself more than ever, possibly with a new more natural and ecological diet that will change your life.

Cancer This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for,  to unleash your creativity. Time to let go of situations and people, that impede your actions. This is a very creative influence, do not miss it. Jupiter will form a trine (120º) to Neptune in Pisces through out this next 12 months, which could be a unique moment of creativity and self-expression. Say goodbye to what prevents you from freely being you and throw yourself to the adventure of Being.

Leo This is time to expand your horizons and change places if that’s what you want. Jupiter gives you a chance to make things better at home. There may suddenly be more space in your home and you need to redecorate or modify it so you can feel better in it. But it is also possible that fate will take you to other places where you can express yourself better. Are you where you want to be? you’ll find out.

Virgo something drives you to move more this year, and look for other mental horizons, perhaps studying what you always wanted to do and had not had time or money to do. The possibility of finding a way to express yourself in ways unimaginable till now. Search within your mind, you’ll find it. The relationship with brothers and sisters get a chance to improve and it is even possible to carry out projects together.

Libra now is the time to benefit financially from all those projects that started this year, when Jupiter crossed your sign, where it will stay, until next month. Now comes the chance to win a little more even if it means moving around more than normal. It will bring new offers to propel you into new territories, which will help you value yourself like never before.

Scorpio has finally arrived your year and all those efforts of the previous years will receive their reward. If you haven’t been working towards a goal, this is the time to do it and start a new phase of your life, with your dreams as a goal. This year you will understand that everything is possible, if we put love and real effort into it. Take to the adventure and have faith. The Muses benefit you in the next 13 months.

Sagittarius your natural ruler, Jupiter, enters the sign of the darkness of the psyche. Time to delve into the depths of your being and find out what really prevent you from doing what you want or disturb you from within, what keeps you from being everything you can be and accomplishing everything you can achieve. Time to let go of conditioning and ancestral voices that stop you. Spend time alone to find yourself and remember to listen to your own voice.

Capricorn Although you continue with the changes and transformations, this entry of Jupiter in Scorpio, brings the opportunity to work with others towards a social and communitarian commitment. Group work is where the most important lessons of this coming year will be. Search among your friends who want to share with you an adventure that will enrich everyone.

Aquarius this coming year professional opportunities will be on the agenda. Let yourself be carried away by new proposals. If you have been working on  a project you will see the reward, but this is the time to open up to new adventures that allow you to dream and reach goals that you only secretly posed. Work commitments in other countries are also possible. Take off and fly, but always with your feet firm on the ground.

Pisces has finally come your time to be rewarded for your efforts of the past. The opportunities will be around you, don’t let them escape. The world is your stage and you can visit it if you let your most adventurous side guide you. At the end of the day this is the only life you have and you have to make it, the best adventure ever lived. If you can not or do not want to do it physically, you can do it mentally, studying a topic that has always interested you and you did not find time to do. Open your mind to new possibilities.

VENUS RETROGRADE -March 4th till 15th, 2017

Venus makes its retrograde phase every18-19 months, or every year and a half, for some six weeks, or 42 days. This time, it stations Retrograde on March 4 at 13 ° Aries 09′ until April 15 to 26 ° PISCES 55′. It visited the  27º of PISCES on January 30, when it officially began its period of pre-sombra, i.e. the degree it will reverse to before it actually stations direct.

As with all the retrograde of the planets, it begins a period of introspection, of re-evaluation in our lives, and being the goddess of Beauty and Love, the look inward, has to do with our relationships, not only to other people, but also to things and money.  Love, is the main theme, but it would be better to describe it as the energy that flows in our personal relationships. Our values, another very important point of this archetype, what really matters in our lives, from the depths of the soul, beyond cultural and/or family values. The ability to sustain our lives, through our talents is another Venus issue, our creativity and our ability to generate money. Our concept of beauty, our capacity to love, seduction and survival. All of these are under the umbrella of Afrodite-Venus.

In Astrology, Venus is the ruler of two signs, Taurus and Libra, in the same manner that Afrodite had more than one important relationship in her main story. One with Ares or Mars, her eternal lover and one with her husband, Hephaestus or Vulcan. Two different expressions of personal relationships, one that has to do with the 5th House and the other with the 7th House . I.e. one, romantic love or the act of falling in love (5th house), and the other, the operation of the daily reality of the couple (Libra, 7th house).

An episode of the life of Aphrodite (Venus), comes to mind and although she had many “affairs”, only two very defined relationships, are the most important: Its eternal romance with Ares (MARS), who was her lover, and with whom she had children: Harmony (the uniter) and Eros (Cupid), and her relationship with Hephaestus, her husband, who despite being a very artistic blacksmith, was a rather ugly and a deformed dwarf, son of Hera-Juno. Other sons of Aphrodite and Ares were Phobos (fear- phobia) and Deimos (Terror). Aphrodite was never in love with Hephaestus, but by divine order remains married to him, while she cultivated her love for Ares through countless furtive meetings without the knowledge of her husband, who often travelled the fields of war, repairing swords and shields of soldiers. But Helios (the Sun) the “great seer”, knew of Ares clandestine visits to the bed of Aphrodite, and decided to reveal it to Hephaestus, who plot a plan to catch them in the act. Pretending to leave home, he proceeded to weave a net of gold so thin, that was invisible but very tough. Said goodbye to his wife one night and instead of actually going to work  he hid himself in the Palace where they lived, quietly waiting for his wife’s lover to arrive. He patiently waited in the shadows for the lovers to go to bed and when he had the opportunity, threw the invisible net over the two lovers and trapped them onto the bed. When Helios began to illuminate the room, Vulcan called all the gods to show them his wife’s shame and deceit, alleging that she humiliated him because of his deformities. The gods laughed at the ability of Vulcan to catch them in the Act of love. Since Hephaestus was the son of Hera, wife of Zeus, the latter had to take action and decided to punish the lovers. He convinced the divine blacksmith that to  free them, arguing that they would take care of the punishment, but being  Ares, Zeus’ own son, he let him escape and Aphrodite was carried to the Holy waters which returned her virginity and turn her once more in the absolute goddess that she was. The reality was that most gods would have loved to have been trapped in bed with the goddess of Beauty, since she is irresistible. Why did I think of this story? It is about the pains and shame of being unfaithful, and the inevitability of falling in love. All part of that affair, we call Love.

What has all of this to do with our daily lives? The retrograde of Venus is a time to reflect on our need to relate. What type of relationship do we really need? Obviously, depending on our age, the answer will be different. But when we speak of relationships does not necessarily mean finding a lover or a husband/wife. A wide range or variety of these two aspects of love, are common. The question here, should be, what do we expect from each other? What do we need from our partner? Do I want a family? Do I want a partner? Do I want an adventure? Part of me, needs the relationship with another to be able to feel complete? Can I live without a relationship? All of  these questions will be more eloquent during this retrograde of the goddess of Love. Wherever we are with relationships, will be confronted with these questions and. Something is bringing our attention to our social, creative and emotional situation. The realisation that feeling Love, is no restricted to the feelings to our emotional partner, is another aspect of Venus. To feel beautiful, loved, valued, accepted, creative, need not be a romantic experience,  it rather is an internal process, that has to do with our ability to Love ourselves, and Life itself.

The retrograde may also bring memories of past relationships when we learned important lessons that helped us evolve as human beings, or those that need to conclude properly, to have some proper closure. Our affections of the past, bring us memories back  of important turning points in our lives. It is common to dream with old loves and past relationships. Habits that gave us pleasure no longer inspire us. Material possessions suddenly lose their importance and we meditate on what is really important in our lives. If you are going through a separation or a divorce , perhaps you are deciding  what to take with you and what to leave behind. If you don’t have a partner, it is perhaps a good time to contemplate why. For men and women, the big question is: what is my value, if I don’t have anybody to value me? Do I need others to appreciate me for me to feel of any value? What happens if I lose the power of Venus and I no longer attract anyone? Is this the loss of my self-worth? how do I re-connect with my inner Venus? How do I find Beauty and Love within myself?

Venus, the absolute and indisputable Goddess of Love and Beauty, above all, it lives in Nature, in one evening, in a wonderful full moon, in a flower, in a poem, a song, a smile, under a starry sky, in a Sunrise beside the sea, in the mountains, the forests… Venus never dies and as most goddesses, is immortal. You can always summon her or invoke her and she will come to you and answer your call and your prayer.

JUPITER RETROGRADE – Today until June 10th.

Jupiter stations Retrograde! -February 6 until 10 of June 2017

In the extraordinary cosmic coincidences, defying all reason, Jupiter, the Supreme God of ‘our’ universe (solar system), by size and by relation to the name which carries, today begins its retrograde of the year, which usually lasts 4 months. Retrogradation begins when Jupiter is at 23 degrees of Libra in opposition to Uranus-Eris which are 21 ° and 23 ° of Aries respectively. An eloquent expression of this is the travel ban to the USA, imposed by D.Trump, which took place the day that Jupiter  exactly opposed Eris. Jupiter,( long journeys and the law), opposite Eris, the “the uninvited”. Two judges have suspended such an order, and the chaos at airports in this country is apotheosis. Now that Jupiter begins its retrograde, as with all the retrograde motion, begins a period of Re-vision, re-evaluation, and they must delve into the law to see who is right, if the Government or the Judges.

But what does it mean for all of us mere mortals, such apparent retrograde motion of this giant? As I already wrote before, here, the transit of this planet through the sign of Libra, speaks of our personal, family and cultural relationships. Retrogradation happens when this planet is in opposition to Uranus-Eris, opposition that took place for the first time on December 26 for 2016 and will happen on March 3 and lastly on 28 September of this year, a few days before Jupiter finally leaves Libra (for 12 years), to enter  Scorpio. This talks about the need to put a little space, some distance in our relationships to find a healthy compromise between the two partners. NO, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we must sever relationships, but that it would be wise to find some kind of compromise for best performance thereof, unless it means posponing our individual development.

Although it can be a period of difficulties in long distance travel, or in deciding on any financial transaction, or make major decisions about our personal relationships, the most important aspect of this cosmic movement is undoubtedly its effect at the ideological and spiritual level.

This is a time to make an internal RE-vision on our spiritual values, our beliefs, to find an internal source that enriches our soul and make us more aware that the external is important, but the alignment with the desires of the soul is so much more valuable. Personal financial or professional success means little if it isn’t in alignment, in tune with what the soul needs.

Issues described by the House where Jupiter is at this moment,  the House where the sign of Libra is situated in our birthchart, will be where we must reconsider our ideals , previously overlooked, or ignored in search of external conditions to meet  family or cultural expectations. The Re-discovery of faith, is one of the opportunities of this Retrograde. Re-directing the gaze inward, we can find an understanding of the real needs of our soul. Where and how do we feel “uninvited”?, why?, what do we do that keeps us from integration with what  surrounds us?  do we have the courage to engage in a dialogue and a commitment to the evolutionary intention of our soul or is it more comfortable to stay where we are, following patterns dictated by our family or our culture which prevent us from addapting ? The positive side of the conjunction Uranus-Eris, is not to keep waving our flag high, which does more than keep us apart than together, but just to let go of it, so we understand that once this liberation is achieved, can we be free to BE, because liberation comes from the depths of the soul. We all have more than one culture in our veins, everyone can feel integrated in more than one location, regardless of the flag- If we seek the similarities we’ll surely find them. That’s Jupiter.

2nd Summer and Winter Solstice !!!!! and the end of 2016!

 

So here we are on the second and last Solstice of the year 2016For the Northern Hemisphere, the onset of Winter and for the Southern Hemisphere, the beginning of the Summer.

 

We end up with “other killer truck” , this time in Germany, which has opened its doors to refugees from Syria and parts of Africa. Although it is not known who have perpetuated such action, we are all quick to assume that the murderer, because that is what it is, who was driving the truck, emerges from those that the country has let in or so we think.. In fact, we do not know it. One wonders what can haunt the mind of a young man, who surely is the perpetrator of such action, to get on a truck and embark on such killing mission. Vengeance? religious ideology?

 

Astrologically we do know that we are once again in the midst of a T-square in Cardinal signs, Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Libra Uranus in Aries. (The previous  one was in 2010-2011, when the Arab Spring emerged). Completes the picture a Trine from Saturn to Uranus which is at the same time aligned with Eris and Ceres. It is strange that being Eris, the “uninvited one“, which caused the Trojan war, which ended with the destruction of that culture, after 10 years of conflict with the Greeks. It is hard to believe that despite having been “invited” into Germany, where they are taught German and given shelter, someone decides to perform such action for Christmas. But the theme of “feeling included”, “being part of”, “belonging to”, are all topics Cancerian, which is the leg that is missing in this T-squarePerhaps the theme of “patriotism”, that which makes us feel so proud of the  place where we have grown up and which gives such sense of identity, of belonging, to a country, a culture, a region, is what you should considerIf we could raise above the horizon and look at the map of the world, without political divisions, we would just see a beautiful planet, full of green and blue. Humans, before dividing us into cultures and Nations, are the only race that inhabits this planet, enriched by our particular cultures, which have much to do with Nature and the climate of the part of the world where we come from, long before flags, buildings and Nations. The world existed long before that we divided ourselves into Nations and they were forged with many wars and massive deaths. All to defend “our” way of life, our way of eating, work, celebrate. Everything that enriches us as a species, used to divide us, to kill and die for it.

 

As a reminder in 2001 when the Twin Towers were brutally brought down, Saturn in Gemini opposed Pluto inSagittarius. In the 2010-2011 Saturn in Libra was in square to Pluto in Capricornand in opposition to Uranus which was accompanied by Jupiter in Aries, and when, the sign of the leg of the great cross that was missing was Cancer, same as now . 2020 Saturn in Capricorn will form a conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn, initiating a new cycle of these two planets. The last time that these two formed a conjunction was in the 1980s in the sign of Libra, in 1982 to be more exact. So  the next conjunction in 2020  will form a square that conjunction of 1982, practically in the same 24 ° – 28 ° degrees. If you were alive, remember that you happened in your life then?. Those born in those years, when there was a large conglomeration of planets in Libra now have an opportunity to really change their lives and steer them towards places more in line with the wishes of their souls. The word Change that so terrifies many, means a new chance to reset. A new opportunity for the soul to be aligned with its desires and deepest needs.

 

Instead of celebrating our differences, we use  them as an excuse to kill each other. Religions which in theory should unite us, since the word religion comes from the latin verb “religare” which means, “unite”. So? how come  that we use religion to kill each other? We only have the excuse of survival. If we were all to live in the same places, where there are more natural resources, for example, then we would finish them faster, and as a result, we will end our killing ourselves for that reasonRecalling what happened in South and North America, where the indigenous population was virtually eliminated by the conquerors, or relegated to small territories, before the invaders had time to enrich themselves from the wisdom of the  culture of the people from that land, who were in special contact with the environment, with Nature. Thuswe have lost our ability to connect with everything that surrounds us, with nature, with the soul of animals, the souls of trees, rivers, as they did these tribes of the North and South of our planet. Shamanism  re-connects us  with everything that sorround  us, if we could only learn to listen and feel that we are part of everything around us and understand that if we hurt the tree or kill elephants for their ivory, we are only hurting ourselves.

We’re in 2016, but it seems that we do not find a solution to these issues that only lead us to kill each other and move us away from our wise nature, giving rein only to the inner Beast that is desperately and brainlessly seeking to survive.
Therefore I propose a profound meditation on this Solstice, the last of the year, to the re-union with “alma mundi”, with all that that unites us, with the magnificense of our planet, first of all,  with our differences, our beliefs, which only enrich us, because the only truth is that none of us on this planet,know what we are doing here,  where we are going and how much time we have left. In this precarious existence, we need to find meaning in our every day, and above all to live  with love and patience and respecting this mystery, that only makes us incessantly search for meaning, with different methods, techniques, and sciences, to be ableto give some kind of explanation to this that we call LifeNone of us have the Truth about the origin of life and the reason why we are here, in this extraordinary planet we call home. The only HOME we have. It is curious that defending our borders, the small regions that we call ‘our country’, we continue damaging the planet. We defend the neighborhood and destroy  our home. The more we keep disconnected from Nature and stay bonded to the inner beast, out of ignorance, less likely we are to  appreciate the beauty of this environment we are so lucky to live in and the privilege of being alive, even if, for an instant.
I take this opportunity  to wish you all those who take the time to share their experiences with me and read my astrological mussings  that I always approach with deep respect and love for this science, the study of which, has brought and brings so much spiritual wealth  into my life, the most sincere greetings for Christmas and the New Year, with faith that we will gradually reflect on our role in all this experience we call Life, in search of that which we call Home, in this Cancerian search for that  place, that for all of us IS the face of the Earth, and  IT IS precisely this planet, I mean, this wonderful planet, we all have the privilege of inhabiting.

THE FIRST JUPITER-PLUTO SQUARE!!!!! (of 3 from now till August 2017)

We are already in the first of 3 squares (90º) between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn, the second will be March 30, 2017 and the third August 4, 2017, period which coincides with the 8 months that Neptune is in direct motion, from now until June 2017.

This aspect between Jupiter and Pluto in these signs does not occur since 1934, it coincides historically with the rise of Nazism in Europe, with Hitler in Germany, Mussolini in Italy and Franco in Spain. Just like after the Great Depression in 1929 y la crisis del 2008, we area under similar astrological aspects such as the waning Uranus-Pluto square, at 5º orb at the moment, but also, a similar political situation. In 1929, Uranus in Aries (like now) Pluto in Cancer (now in its opposite sign of Capricorn) were forming the same square, with Saturn, now in Sagittarius like then,  moving into Capricorn, opposing Pluto in Cancer. These two will form a conjunction in the last degrees of Cap as from 2020. At that point we saw the rise of the right, all over Europe, almost with the same nationalistic loud voice as those of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage (who defended and promoted Brexit).

Now, after the economic crisis that began in 2008, we are experiencing similar situation, except that we are not at the same evolutionary or social stages, as then.

Today we have a much more informed youth, who handle the media as we didn’t do before, we all understand we have a voice over public matters and we can use it, as it has happened in the Arab spring, or as is happening now in the streets of South Korea, with young people demanding that Par Gun-hye, their president, resigns. Something unseen or unheard of in that country in early 20th Century.

Donald Trump, the president elect of the USA, has most of the media against him, yet, i wonder for how long. Pluto in Capricorn has been responsible for bringing down and out into the light the corruption of governments and the big fortunes. The more money you have, the less you pay taxes, it seems. Power and money give you that privilege.

Therefore, the working class and not only whites, miners and builders, but all the working class that is most of us, get a clear picture of what has been going on in the upper spheres.

Governments and big institutions and companies, like Movistar or Endesa in Spain, have our bank accounts and they charge us what they want. Everyone suffers this, not just those who voted for Trump, Brexit, Macri or Rajoy, etc.

Jupiter in Libra will make sure that we sit and speak cordially, as we saw Trump and Obama do, to try and solve our present predicaments, but the reality boiling underneath (Pluto) is something completely different.

This tension we are all under, politically, is also happening at an individual level. The Pluto influence is psychological, it turns us inside and makes us uncomfortable. It pushes buttons in our psyche that we would much rather left untouched. It present us with what needs to be changed and how we resist the imminent change. If confronts us with the least desirable aspects of our nature and we must find a way to admit to it and work on it.

Jupiter, on the contrary is something much more social, he suggests we have to accept the facts or the rules of the game, because we do not live alone on this planet and there is something called “compromise”, which includes, listening to each other.

This square is also affected by the fact that Jupiter will oppose Uranus on the 26th of December, so the need for “freedom” seems to be eloquent.

On November 23-24 when the Jupiter-Pluto square was exact for the first time, Venus, still in Capricorn, aligned with Pluto, and we take conscience of the fact that we must let go of certain things and/or people, that make us unhappy, to rescue our emotional independence. Consider these small everyday power struggles that corrode our relationships with partners, children, co-workers. The feeling, the temptation of growing towards separation can be powerful, perhaps in assumption that when a relationship fulfils its function, tends to come to an end. If what we really wanted were children, after we have them, then there is danger of looking at the partner and feel: “so, now, what?, if what we really want is a partner for life, then we must work on it and stop dreaming of a better posible option sometime in the future, and get real and deal with our humanity and that of our partner. Therefore, on a personal level, many relationships especially those of the cardinal signs are being subjected to scrutiny, which forces us to look at our partner in a more honest way and from a less neurotic point, typically full of unrealistic expectations and negative criticism. From December 7, Venus enters the sign of Aquarius, what will offer us the opportunity to rescue the friendship, not only with our friends but with our partner too. Cross-cultural relationships could be difficult to handle. The greatest danger lies in our cultural and family conditioning that makes us forget we are the only human race on this planet and that we must learn to get on, honouring our differences which only enrich us all.

Finding solutions to our problems taking into consideration other people’s point of view, our obligation with Jupiter in Libra, the positive aspect as always is the awareness of the circumstances from a more detached perspective and the acceptance of change.

If you feel like sharing how this square is affecting your life, you can do that here.

Thank you

DONALD TRUMP IS THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE USA!

Once again we have proof of how difficult it is the prediction game. Most American astrologers predicted the victory of Hillary Clinton, giving detailed information of why they thought so. However, if look at Donald Trump’s birthchart, we can see a progressed Sun, an aspect that occurs only once in lifetime, exactly in conjunction to the ascendant in Leo, which loudly speaks of one of the supreme opportunities in life, to express who one really is. And that he will do. For better or worse for the country. For better or worse of himself. The Sun will continue to move to Virgo the sign of service, and that he’ll have to do too.

 

But perhaps the most interesting thing in this chart, is to see that Donald Trump was born with Pholus, (the Centaur that speaks to us about the unseen forces in the collective, kept in a sealed jar), in opposition to his Venus-Saturn conjunction in house 11. And what is clear is that HE has really taken the lid off the pressure cooker of the country where racism, despair, the discontent, have been hidden, disguised in the fantasy of the “American dream” and Celebrity world. A Venus -Saturn conjunction, denotes a wounded self-esteem that in his case, he disguises, using the charisma and energy that emanates from his planets in Leo, by a continuous self- praise , as if that by magic, could turn off the voice, in his ear that says that he is not the hero of the family, but his father was. This aspect speaks of a critical parental voice which he surely endured as a  child and young man. Constant self-adulation works as a medicine that helps him balance his inner secret sense of inadequacy . Pholusin these past two years, by transit, has been opposing the solar position of Donald Trumpwith his Sun-Uranus conjunction in Gemini (The photo describes this beautifully) in the 10 House, of one’s profession, and what he has been doing is really, “taking the lead off the pressure cooker“, that contained fear, paranoia, racism, fear of losing one’s identity, which lurks in the psyche of many people. The same thing happened with the Brexit.

His progressed moon in his birthchart is traveling through the 11th House of communities and groups and that Mercury in Cancer and his nationalist and patriotic rhetoric has resonated strongly, with the masses. The sense of a paternal image that  solves everything  and protects them, worked beautifully in his favor. His cancerian voice, acting through his 11th house. 

 

But…, actually a great BUT, Trump will take the Government of the United States with Saturn by transit opposing his Sun-Uranus in the House 10, which is a good description of climbing to the top job, but that only marks the beginning of a period in his life that has not happened before, where all its most important planets will be touched by the Lord of Karma , Saturn, and actually, the phrase: “careful what you dream for, because it might come true will make more sense in his life than ever before. He will now know  what he has gotten involved in, because Saturn will play the rol of the System, which he will not be able to handle as easy as he managed the discontented masses of the country. His superficial and baseless rhetoric will now have to manifest itself and will be fun to watch as it manages to build the wall with Mexico and make them pay for it, as he promised, cancel the Nafta deal, block all Muslims from coming into the country, and all of those things which he based his rhetoric to get to where he finds himself now.

 

In 2020, when in theory they should be voting for his  re-election or not,  he will have Saturn and Pluto together in Capricorn (the world will), for the only time in his life, opposing his Venus-Saturn conjunction in Cancer,  so it will be interesting to watch, if the  masses of people who have voted for him today, are still on his side, since it will be a time of reckoning.