August 11, 2019: Jupiter Direct, Uranus Retrograde
[Direct from Retrograde and Retrograde from Direct are optical illusions that occur when a planet’s orbit moves as close to Earth as it will get in the course of its orbit around our Star. As you might surmise the astrological attributes of that planet will become more intense when a planet is closer to Earth or appearing to stand still in relationship to us]
Stats August 11th:
Jupiter Direct at 14 degrees 30 minutes Sagittarius 6:37 am – stationkeeping Aug 9 – 12
Uranus Retrograde at 06 degrees 37 minutes Taurus 7:26 pm PDT– stationkeeping Aug 8 – 14
[stationkeeping means planet is relatively stationary while awaiting apparent change of direction*]
Saturn remains in retrograde in 15 degrees Capricorn
Neptune remains in retrograde in 18 degrees Pisces
Pluto remains in retrograde in 21 degrees Capricorn
I equate Jupiter with the mythos of Santa Claus, the happy (grandiose) planet of our Solar System. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and is at home there. So, from August 9th to August 12th the effects of Jupiter (largess on an international scale) will be most intense. Individually the only warning I can think of is talking too much or spending too much money. This can be a feel good GREAT time. Enjoy.
Uranus is the trickster planet, a planet of evolution and revolution and is the higher octave of Mercury. Uranus goes retrograde a little over 12 hours from when Jupiter goes direct on August 11th. From August 8th through the 14th Uranus will be the most intense. Internationally this could me rioting in the street, financial markets going wild, potential outbreaks of conflict and so on. Personally, it could be disruption, excitement, great flashes of intuition, psychic communication – possibly.
However, since both Jupiter and Uranus are appearing to change direction on the same day there is an extra monkey wrench thrown-in. Be prepared – as much as that is possible – for larger than life disruptions and or excitement good luck to come your way.
Saturn and Pluto are 7 degrees apart in retrograde in Capricorn affecting intuitions, careers, and bones – a struggle for order versus rebuilding from the ashes.
Neptune is at home in Pisces so during retrograde (until late November) stay away from drugs and alcohol and work on your dreams/visions and your spirituality,
The inconjunct or quincunx is a 150 degree angle. When two inconjunct angles focus on a planet or asteroid approaching from opposite directions and joined by a sextile angle of 60 degrees. This is called a Yod. When multiple Yods are configured in a chart in a certain manner a Star of David can manifest. This is an uncommon event. Below is a Star of David absent one sextile of a 5 basic triangular yods (duplicated x1 to make 6 yods).
Mars / Juno and Moon inconjunct Saturn
Social/Political – Yod or a “finger of god” fated aspect of great power, could represent a power struggle of an explosive nature that is both passionate and stubborn with breakthrough elements of heart-oriented action
Personal – Yod or a “finger of god” fated aspect of great power could represent a breakthrough in a power struggle at work or in your personal life. Get in-touch with your emotions utilizing passion and balanced emotions to confront authority.
Neptune and Saturn inconjunct Mars / Juno
Social/Political – Yod or a “finger of god” fated aspect of great power, when the power is balanced great advances can be made, when a controlling obsessive-compulsive is present then the destiny element of this ‘finger of god” may be blocked deception may be used to seize power illicitly. On the higher plain high ideals and authority/accomplishment can motivate actions that combine with partnership energies to breakthrough illusions of deceptions to bring darker or shadowy elements to justice.
Personal – Yod or a “finger of god” fated aspect of great power. Today avoid using mind-altering drugs or alcohol as they may help cement illusions and delusions and allow you to feel deceived by anyone you have ceded power to or are in a struggle with, this could happen between friends or in a close intimate relationship creating strife and conflict on the lower vibrational end. On a higher plane when the energies are balanced then the powers of crisp spiritual mysteries and an ownership of your own story can allow you a feeling of divine safety in actions especially those related to cooperative partnerships.
Neptune and Vesta inconjunct Pallas Athena
Social/Political – Yod or a “finger of god” fated aspect of great power. On the higher vibrational side this could indicate a spiritual base service coupled with a driving commitment to champion the oppressed and/or vulnerable. On the lower side this could portend use of dark energies with the use of drugs or powerful illusions to punish the oppressed and/or vulnerable peoples in the world.
Personal – Yod or a “finger of god” fated aspect of great power. This a good day to avoid the use of mind altering drugs or alcohol. Practice mindfulness – remember yourself and your breath as you ground and work on being of service to the vulnerable aspects of yourself and others. By applying this sensitivity you can act as an example bringing inspiration to being of service to your higher self. By not doing reality checks – practicing good communication skills you could fall prey to wanting to control indulging in righteous fashion.
Jupiter and Pallas Athena inconjunct Vesta
Social/Political – Yod or a “finger of god” fated aspect of great power. International beneficent forces and the power of the oppressed unite today to give birth to a new energy of service that could work on multi-levels: 1. Open new financial markets and opportunities for investments; 2. Allow yin and/or feminine service energies to accept help from the international community and create a birth of new powerful movement of empowerment for the oppressed and vulnerable; and 3. Create a new world-wide movement to free expression. The reverse could also be true on a lower vibrational scale – utilizing a power and money to suppress movements towards freedom.
Personal – Yod or a “finger of god” fated aspect of great power. By allowing for inspiration to occur without excessive grandiosity there can be a rebirth in friendships and intimate relationships. On the lower side – identifying and becoming attached to the need to be right, indecisive and rigid is a way to stop communication and put up walls. If you find this happening, go within and find the core of your innocent, remind yourself of what inspires you and how that inspiration is connected to others.
What did we all do when we didn’t see the negative, downside of thinking and communicating on Mercury Retrograde? I got a second-hand report that Mercury Retrograde starts affecting everyone 3 days before it actually goes retrograde. There is a phenomenon in astrology and astronomy where a planet appears to stand still in relation to Earth. This is called stationing. That three-day period has nothing to do with Mercury stationing. It has more to do with fueling the Chicken-Little hysteria and “The Blame Mercury Retrograde Game”. You too can play so you can go wild and crazy and up your stress levels. Sounds like fun, right? NOT! The three-day period before Mercury retrograde is usually less than half a day when stationing is in play.
Stationing Explained —– During the summer solstice the amount of daylight around June 21st only changes by seconds leading up to 6/21 and the same in the days following. It could be up to 20 days of only changes in seconds in the amount of daylight. This is an example of stationing in the Northern Hemisphere near or above the Tropic of Cancer in the continental US and other countries that fall near the Tropic of Cancer. Move further from Earth and stationing becomes longer and seconds moves to minutes and degrees.
Pluto (non-planet, though still considered a planet in astrology) takes a longer time to station than Mercury. Mercury going retrograde on July 7th took 10 hours 7 minutes of stationing before retrograding at 4:15 pm PDT. Pluto stations (appears to stand still beginning on 9/28/19 goes direct – out of retrograde on 10/2 and continues to station until 10/8/19 for eleven days of stationing.
Retrograde Mercury has gotten more bad press than any other retrograding planets. Mercury goes retrograde 3 times a year for 3 weeks.
Pluto and Mercury in retrograde —– Pluto an outer planet is the transformational planet. Pluto destroys in order to create something new from the ashes. When it transits a planet, a house – such as the ascendant read: personality presented to the world; or mid-heaven read: meaning of life and / or career – work, it wreaks havoc. But, since no one pays much attention this challenge is squandered by most. Pluto has been in retrograde since April 24 and will go direct on October 2, it will affect the greater population and world more intensely and those born in January, November, August and April in the most challenging ways on these dates: 10th through the 16th approximately. Pluto will have been retrograding 5 months, 1 week and 2 days. But, oh yeah, blame all of Pluto retrograding on Mercury. Just kidding.
Part of Being a Change Agent —– People who know a little folklore about Mercury Retrograde and not much about astrology or other retrograding planets load more importance on Mercury Retrograde rather than take responsibility for their feelings, behaviors and decisively act. Other Western Astrologers get into the fear game too, in my opinion, and many don’t as well. Many Western Astrologers talk about the shadow period after a planet retrogrades and goes direct it covers the degrees it went over while retrograding and this has significance. This is astrologers being influenced by predatory capitalism and sloppy thinking after all a retrograde “motion” is an optical illusion. The only “shadow” experience doesn’t have to do with a shadow at all. When a planet retrogrades, our experiences are one of increased intensity due to the planet’s proximity to Earth. Retrograde is indicative of two factors astronomically: 1. It “appears” to go backwards across the zodiac in relationship to our point of view on Earth (Animation Gif of Retrograding Mars); and 2. The retrograding planet is as close to Earth as it will be in the course of its orbit around our star, the Sun.
Retrogrades are About Intensity —–Vedic or Jyotish Astrologers interpret retrograde motion as an increase of intensity of the attributes of the retrograde planet due to its proximity to Earth (as close as it will be in its orbit). Western Astrologers believe that the energies of the planet are turned inward making life difficult and, in my opinion, setting up a victim mind-set. When it goes direct its orbit is farther away from earth, so less intense.
Taking Command during Mercury Retrogrades —– Once a belief has been created, perceptual filters formed where like-others and/or community shares a belief then free-floating fears and anxieties become attached to the belief and it is re-enforced. This can be said of any belief.
One example of a Change-Agent is a willingness to examine beliefs especially ones based on fears and anxieties even if they are mild.
Possible steps to overcoming beliefs that block our path towards personal truth:
Observing oneself dispassionately with regard to gathering information. If judgments arise suspend them, differ them and/or soften them. Don’t go into fix-it mode. Observing is the first step. You are gathering information about yourself. (see also Autogenic Training);
Once you have enough data – say for example 9 weeks of periodic observations you made during 3 weeks before, during and after a Mercury Retrograde period. During the next Mercury retrograde period (approximately every 4 months) put in an experiment with actions that counter your normal (9 weeks – 3weeks before, during and after) Mercury Retrograde behaviors with the rubric that the attributes of Mercury are more intense. (the next Mercury Retrograde period is October 31, 2019 and ends on November 20, 2019).
The object of the experiment isn’t necessarily to make your fears associated with Mercury Retrograde “go away”. It is to “test” that if a different way of thinking or acting has any overall effect on your state during Mercury Retrograde. One way of implementing this test could be the following: Anxiety goes up or a fear appears and an immediate thought is Mercury Retrograde. When you catch yourself thinking it’s because of Mercury Retrograde ask yourself – “Is the intensity of the situation right now influencing my feelings, thoughts and actions in any way?” If yes then ask yourself – “What are the challenges I am being presented with right now.” Choose one challenge and with your mind’s eye confront the challenge and overcome it, or soften the challenge with you mind so it doesn’t appear so daunting.
This has been an experiment and is by no-means complete.
A final note: “I get sensitive to Mercury Retrograde” —– Inherent in this quote is that sensitivity is not desirable especially during Mercury Retrograde. More likely Person A is feels more sensitive due to the fear’s others have and is sensitive to those fears. Sensitivity has been given a bad rap in our culture.
Once one identifies that sensitivity isn’t a bad thing where one is made to feel a victim for being “too sensitive”. My mother used to project her feelings of upset onto me and I would burst into tears. She would admonish me for being too sensitive and tell me to “act like a man” and be angry with me. Really, I was expressing/acting-out her suppressed feelings of frustration and grief without realizing it. Practice is needed in identifying the emotions of others and building a strong sense of self in dealing with others emotions and my emotion response. Sensitivity is actually a strength when we’re (the sensitive empaths) are not being overcome by others emotions.
This requires skill building and a new mindset to see that sensitivity is a good thing.
In other words don’t play the Mercury retrograde blame game
[This a reprint of an article from 2015 with current events added]
Mercury is retrograde from July 7th through July 31st 2019
As an astrological practitioner I used to think that astrology was a correlative system developed by the ancients to match astronomical phenomena to current Mythos. According to an article by a physicist, astrology is the study of the relationships of electromagnetic fields around planets, stars, solar systems and galaxies. It feels that both are true. However since astrology is a tool, I don’t want to be thought of as just an Astrologer. I work as a Shaman with the tool of astrology in my bag.
Astrology is a tool to help us take charge and be a change-agent especially during the intensity of retrograding planets. Now’s the time, so take charge!
An astrology teacher once advised me not to go backpacking into Desolation Wilderness in the High Sierra of Northern California because of a Saturn transit which indicated a possible fall and broken bones. I told her: “I’ll be careful.” I didn’t fall nor did I break any bones.
I know people that use astrology to justify their fears and stop them selves from doing this or that because of what planet is this way or that way. I call this Victim-Astrology, the use of astrology as a way to curb behaviors as if there were a giant code in the sky that could tell us the right or wrong way to do something. This could be an example of becoming a tool of astrology rather than using astrology as a tool.
Retrogrades and Mercury Retrograde
The term retrograde is applied to all planetary bodies in our solar system except Earth, the Moon and the Sun. Retrograde is the apparent motion of a planet that appears to go backwards against the zodiac from the point of view of being on planet Earth. A retrograding planet is an optical illusion. The planet is not going backwards in the sky (see the link at the end of this report for a visual demonstration and a second link for more information on retrograde motion). During a retrograde motion the planet is as close to the Earth as it will get during its orbit.
Western Astrologers claim that during Mercury retrograding communications become more difficult as if they weren’t already difficult enough. In addition to that thinking, contracts, machinery breakdowns (especially computers and automobiles), and travel snafus are more common during this time. Often times clients will call me to ask if Mercury is in retrograde because communications are off in their lives and more often than not the retrograde is not happening.
The complexity of our culture, the speed in which technology and change occur and the institutions that we once relied on for stability have been for many years have been destabilizing. Climate-change, growth of the power of Corporations, failures of governments are examples of the destabilizing factors. Looking to a phenomena beyond our control is a good way to – at the very least – explain what is happening and at worst is a way to abdicate our sense of responsibility and put the blame on Mercury retrograde.
Are we making a self-fulfilling prophecy when we blame Mercury Retrograde for our problems? Probably. If so this is an error in judgment when we blame Mercury retrograde for problems that could happen at any time. What about all the events that go right during the Mercury retrograde period? When you look for problems through the filter of Mercury retrograding are you not more likely to find them? Western Astrologers make the problems of Mercury Retrograde worse by playing on our fears. They write about adversity and those wishing to know more feed into these fears and make matter worse. Western Astrology assumes that the energies of a planet in retrograde make the energies go inward. This is deductive logic at work. Communications are difficult as I look for all the examples that make my case. But logic is does not always reveal truth, for example – if all cops wear blue than if I am wear blue I must be a cop. When we fall victim to astrology, mainly Mercury Retrograde we may unwittingly fall into victim-think. Is it not better to rise to a challenge by meeting it when we feel able to do so, than running away because we are afraid?
Since Mercury is the closest planet to Earth and it is closer still during a retrograde period (usually 3 weeks 3 times per year) it follows that the electromagnetic influences may be more intense than when Mercury appears in direct motion (going forward against the background planets and stars). There seem to be three choices that could be made with regard to Mercury retrograding.
Engage in the intensity
Remain neutral, observing oneself and acting from a neutral base
Retreat, and meditate
I have come to see this as an empowering choice for clients and myself instead of a way to limit our actions due to a certain point of view. And in fact Vedic or Jyotish Astrology interprets retrogrades in the much the same way.
Other Planets Retrograding or going Retrograde / Direct in 2019
Mercury retrogrades on October 31 at 8:41am PDT at 27 degrees 58 seconds Scorpio
Mercury goes direct on November 20 at 11:12 am PST at 11 degrees 38 minutes Scorpio
Any planet at 29 degrees of any sign is karmic because it is represents the penultimate energy of that sign about to complete itself as it moves into the next sign. Most people constrict in fear and trembling when the word karma is mentioned. Most of us associate karma with payback in a negative way. While that may be true there are positive paybacks as well.
Lunar cycles are about emotions. A new moon begins the cycle with planting seeds (when gravity’s pull down into the earth is stronger – especially true when a new moon is in an earth sign – Taurus for spring and summer crops; Virgo for fall and winter crops in the Northern Hemisphere – reversed in the Southern Hemisphere). Planting emotional seeds under a new moon can be harvested during a full moon.
The Full Moon (March 3, 2019 – 9:43 pm EDT in Washington, DC) was at zero degrees Libra and represented the peak of singular relationship with oneself borne of innocence presenting lessons to yang lead relationships, service to a higher ideal, and revolutionary power struggles. Relationships to struggling to expand the battle between yin and yang.
The New Moon occurred on Friday April 5, 2019 at 4:50 am EDT in Washington, DC. the day of planting emotional seeds. This beginning was a time of paying back karma on every level from the patriarch into the new world.
The Full Moon at 29 degrees 07 minutes Libra on Friday April 19, 2019 at 7:12 am EDT in Washington, DC is about yin energy reaching fulfillment and balance in relationships. Its the Goddess energy receiving energy from the old order while being in service to a new way of being in the world. The Goddess energies in women (and men plus all other gendered and non-gendered peoples) are receiving intensely powerful and expansive energies. Emotionally we are being transformed by completion energies and repressed secrets coming to light for a compassionate revolution to occur. Goddess energies are being fed by receiving debt owed from held secrets made public or held in abeyance.
The transformation energies are impossible to avoid. Embrace them and let them flow through you or their manifestation may be more difficult in the future.
A modern analog to Jupiter could be Santa Claus. Everything Jupiter is largesse, generousness and excess (which could portend a dark energy but not necessarily)
Unlike Mercury Retrograding, Jupiter and Saturn – often called the Transpersonal Planets because they are both giants sitting in the middle of our solar system – take longer to appear to change direction because of their distance.
When a planet slows down and appears to “hover” in degrees and minutes – this is called stationing. A planet about to make the appearance of changing direction in relationship to the Earth when preparing to go “retrograde” is called stationing for retrograde. For example:
April 8 to April 12, 2019
Jupiter appears to stand still (stationing for retrograde) from April 8th at 1:55 am PDT to April 10th at10:01 am PDT when it retrogrades. Jupiter is considered to continue to station in retrograde until it appears moves 1 minute backwards on April 12 at 6:09 pm PDT. During this entire station retrograde period the energies of the planet – in this case Jupiter are more intense during the entire retrograde cycle until Jupiter stations to go direct.
August 9 through August 12, 2019
Jupiter stations for direct from August 9 through August 12 – It will be the most intense period of retrograde 8/9 to 8/11 and less so for 8/11 to 12. Jupiter goes direct on August 11, 2019 at 6:37 am PDT.
Jupiter is in Sagittarius from 24 degrees 21 minutes retrograding to 14 degrees 30 minutes (inclusive). It will affect Sagittarius Sun Signs from December 5th or 6th to the 13th to the 15th blending the energies of Jupiter in retrograde with the natal sun of that person (see notes at the end of this piece on how to find out if you were born with Jupiter in retrograde). This could be favorable to unfavorable depending how the persons respond to the intensity. If you were born with Jupiter in retrograde (in your birth chart) no matter what your Sun Sign you may have expanded intense spiritual experiences, expansion of business or work opportunities, feelings of prosperity and abundance – beware of over-extension and excess.
Jupiter Retrograde Expansive Opportunities
intense spiritual experiences
expansion of business or work opportunities
feelings of prosperity and abundance
expanded / intense love and generosity
Capricorn Sun Signs born between the 5th to the 15th of the month will have a pleasant and uplifting moods from Jupiter retrograde. This mood may be utilized for work within Jupiter Retrograde Expansive Opportunities (see above). Taurus Sun signs may be influenced by a fated passionate feeling on the high end (regarding issues from the list) to low end obsessive-compulsive issues – also from the 5th to the 15th of your Sun sign.
The two fire signs of Aries and Leo between birthdays of the 5th to the 15th in particular will be gifted with harmonious expansion of whatever they choose to work on see list (Jupiter Retrograde Expansive Opportunities).
Aquarius and Libra Sun signs from the 5th to the 15th of the months of these signs will experience an easy benevolence and a dreamy uplifting of energies during Jupiter retrograding. If you’d like to utilize these energies then pay attention to opportunities that may arise from the Jupiter Retrograde Expansive Opportunitieslist. Those with Sun in Gemini may experience wild swings of excess that could be very good or not so good depending on how attentive you are (see list above).
Pisces and Virgo Sun signs may experience excitement adventure and growth for those born between the 5th and 15th of the months in relationship to Jupiter. Scorpio Sun during the same birth dates may experience a pleasant Jupiterian time. Cancer Sun (5th to the 15th) could be involved in highly passionate fated actives on the high end and obsessive-compulsive energies on the low end (don’t lose your shirt).
Other Birth-dates out of the Range and other Planets in your Birth Chart
Those born between the first of the month and the fifth; and the fifteenth to the thirtieth or thirty-first may be affected by Jupiter retrograde in other ways.
As you may know or may surmise there are other planets in astrology:
Sun, Moon and Pluto are considered planets in Astrology-Speak. Sun and Moon are never retrograde.
Because Earth is the origin point Earth is not included in most astrology systems except Helio center.
In each natal or birth chart 11 planets are found within 12 constellation systems or zodiacs of the 12 signs. These will be in relationship to Jupiter Retrograding. Also, your Birth/Natal Chart as a gestalt or whole may have an affinity to Jupiter and Jupiter Retrograding. Consult your astrologer. Or contact me: at email@example.com
All of the Six Full Moons are listed for Washington, DC below:
11-23-18, 12:39 am EST – Full Moon Gemini at 00 degrees 52 minutes
12-22-18, 12:48 pm EST – Full Moon Cancer at 00 degrees 49 minutes
01-21-19, 12:17 am EST – Full Moon Leo at 00 degrees 52 minutes*^
02-19-19, 10:53 am EST – Full Moon Virgo at 00 degrees 42 minutes*
03-20-19, 9:43 pm EDT – Full Moon Libra at 00 degrees 09 minutes*~’
04-19-19, 7:13 pm EDT – Full Moon Libra at 29 degrees 07 minutes
* Super Full Moons – indicating that the Moon is as close as it will get to Earth when full
^ Lunar Eclipse
~ Spring Equinox
‘ Mercury continues in retrograde
New moons begin a new cycle, while full moons are the peak or fruition of the cycle. Each of the six new moons beginning the day after the US elections on 11-7-18 to the final cycle beginning 04-05-19 each begin at 15 degrees.
What it Means
Each of the New Moon cycles begins in the middle of the six signs giving a weight or solidity to the beginning of the cycle. The first of these cycles 11-7-18 starts with a solid dose of transformation – going to the depths of the darkest oceans to allow secrets to emerge. That cycle is brought to fruition as the moon moves to the full light on 11-23-18 in the fresh and pure innocence of Gemini and air sign representing the intellect. Bringing information from opposite view points to hold a newly form body of oneness together.
The international higher mind and generous spirit of a new beginning of open and sometimes opinionated attitudes of Sagittarius conflicts of action and vision creating growth for nurturing new growth on 12-22-18 while in conflict with past authority.
The next new-full moon cycle begins on January 5th with the New moon in Capricorn with transformations at hand if deception tries to take an upper hand over an array of visionary moves. The cycle ends with a Super Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in the boldness of Leo poised for revolution with trickster energy. The lunar eclipse is about shadow elements of the full moon coming to light having to so with the following possible issues: excessive pride or hubris; narcissistic love, overly dramatic. We are witness to these elements and we can acknowledge and release them.
The fourth moon cycle of 2019 begins with the February 4th new moon in Aquarius. Revolution and disruption are poised between old guard patriarchal rigidity and a strong urge to push forward despite the potential for enormous conflict. The super full moon ends the cycle on February 19th with an anchor into the past and a volatile stock market. The choice is to nurture our dreams or collapse into our nightmares. Or stay compassionately neutral.
The fifth cycle is the last of the super full moons and runs close to the Spring equinox on March 20th. This cycle begins on march 6th with dreams and compassion for a positive future supported by transformational processes of authority but only if we, as individuals take advantage of the opportunities. However, communication can be challenging with Mercury at a karmic degree of Pisces – sharpen your pencils and remember to listen with care and compassion. The super full moon is about the balance of relationship (full moon in Libra) with great optimism (on a darker note – grandiosity). Mercury (thought, communication – verbal and written ect.) retrograding (intensity) near Neptune (low end: confusion, deception, illusion, drugs and alcohol; high end: compassionate vision, forging exacting communications to a degree of higher consciousness). Action supports transformation which in turn grounds new relationships poised for greater transformation, healing wounds.
[The Spring Equinox Chart for Washington, DC is March 20, 2019 at 5:58:23 pm EDT calls for a transformational time of action. There is disruption/revolution in the Capital with emotions running high especially with regard to the divine feminine. The potential for confusion and misinterpretation / illusion is high. Also, we may see between now and the summer solstice – June 21 2019 the divine feminine paving the way for clear communication and better relationships.]
The final of 6th moon cycle is interesting because sun and moon end at a karmic degree in the last degree of Libra. The New Moon in Aries on April 5, 2019 begins with forging leadership and nurturing international or long-distance relationships. There is a need to stay vigilant around issues of communication – watch for deception on the low end; on the high end communicating with vision and compassion in an air of inclusiveness. On the karmic full moon on April 19, 2019 the Moon is at 29 degrees Libra – allowing us to work through the karma of relationships through truth and thereby find a true working balance. The battle between past and future is exquisitely balanced in conflict and yet it is a conflict that seeks resolution. Revolution may be obscured but it’s there if we open ourselves to it.
The tone for the next 3 to 6 months -focus politics
Look out for everyone taking everything too personally in politics and perhaps personally. The law in one to one relationships will weigh heavily (aka #45). Judgements abound especially with regard to money related to children, marriage whether straight or LGBT and holding to ideals.
There will be more of a tendency for foot-in-mouth and blurting out grandiose behaviors that may affect health for you know who possibly. Transformations in close personal relations may result in muddled actions that will effect the nation.
Service to all will be highlighted and intensified through the Internet.
From West Coast USA Astrological chart:
The tone for the next 3 to 6 months – focus on people power
Power plays may play out between DC and California, Oregon, and Washington State. An organic power of democracy of the west coast may strongly influence – well the world via global ideas, though some grandiosity will be evident in close personal relationships.
Be humble, own your power. Look out for trickster energy.
A possible way of looking at Solstices and Equinoxes as the function of a patriarchal separation of people from planet earth to a reorientation based on the sun and light.
life was under stewardship
In the matriarchal times the beginning of the Zodiac was Taurus, the sign denoting the womb with the Fallopian tubes on top and not the bull. At the equatorial zones and in the northern latitudes the seasons of planting began after the frost towards the end of April -the beginning of spring for earth. Worship of earth as womb and creator of life was honored and built into an agrarian based culture / civilization. Though women nurtured life and men were thought to be vessels of the Goddess of an earth based deity the culture was communally oriented, nothing was owned. All was shared with the group and life was under stewardship.
honoring the Goddess
It could also have been that the Southern Hemispheres were grounded in a culture where the beginning of the zodiac was Virgo, based on spring there. Jeffrey Wolf Green, astrologer suggests that when men began realizing they contributed sperm and were not just vessels used by the Goddess they rebelled and the patriarchy was born – in reaction. Men owned property, women and children. Male children passed on the ownership and legacy of men etc.
a hierarchy took root
The focus moved away from nurturing earth, honoring the Goddess into worship of a God in the heavens thus the solstices and equinoxes, seasons divided into four quarters by amounts of light. Agriculture continued under the increasingly greater control of men and eventually science (an extension of men) but the focus was shifted from Earth to Sky and a hierarchy took root.
a sky God that meshed with the patriarchal structure of leadership
Goddess as Earth was a bountiful civilization with a nurturing structure of stewardship that maintained a mostly horizontal structure with the exception of the dimishment of the importance of the male. In the European and Tigris-Euphrates Rivers of Turkey, Syria and Iraq the overthrow of the matriarchy though violence was easy, as Attila the Hun swept across Asia – conquering. The matriarchy wasn’t prepared for the sudden change. In the Americas the changes in the indigenous population was more gradual from matriarchy to patriarchy. The patriarchal tribes retained many of the matriarchal transitions before they were albeit destroyed by the Europeans.
pure Goddess / Matriarchy roots
The patriarchal God was a reactionary and vengeful God that came from above – a sky God that meshed with the patriarchal structure of leadership. This seemed to be a rageful reaction to the oppression by the matriarchy and the systemic misogyny based in the newer system. It wasn’t until the patriarchal God sent male saviors that retribution was supplanted by other forms of leadership though that appears to have been largely unsuccessful.
Wicca and Pagan celebrations though influenced by the patriarchy were still rooted in the matriarchy and may have tried to combine Solstice and Equinox traditions with pure Goddess / Matriarchy roots. The patriarchy sought to demonize them on many occasions, early Christians hid their celebrations by blending them with Pagan and Wicca celebrations and later demonized them via the Roman Catholic Church, for example.
Nevertheless, below in figures 1 through 4 are 3 representations of the upcoming Winter Solstice and one of the Summer Solstice:
The gap between the patriarchy and the next epoch of which we are on the cusp is about a balancing and/or healing of the patriarchy with the matriarchy to help co-create an age of cooperative partnership.