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“The Quest for Change Begins with the Self Murmurs the Sag Lunar Eclipse on May 24th 2013”

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As time seems to be flying by as if by magic, the predictions for 2013 as a year of the unusual, unexpected and sudden windfalls of change in the political, religious, climatic and economical areas are subtly unfolding. The year of the snake has made it presence known and the next move can only be guessed at. In this atmosphere, one of the most potent and powerful moons of the season, the 4 Sagittarius 6 Lunar Eclipse on May 24th at 9:26 pm PDT makes its appearance, murmuring that the quest for change begins with the self, first, and second with our thoughts. A perceptive notion created in harmony with a divine plan expressed through the aspects of the night sky. We are not able to have the vision for change, or make changes or see the changes as viable, if we don’t first make the change in ourselves. Uranus and Pluto make their third square, combined with the fact that this lunar eclipse is a super moon, indicating its closeness to the earth in a tight square to Neptune is storing up and focusing the energy for whatever we wish to bring into our reality.

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 5th degrees of Sagittarius and for the Sun in 5th degrees of Gemini is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Sagittarius 5 An old owl up in a tree This is a symbol of the necessary element of steadiness in human affairs, and of the extent to which the demonstrated and widely accepted values of the life must have their full and functioning part in the immediate reality with which an individual may be seeking to come to terms. Here is the power of man to give an eternal stability or a universal compulsion to whatever seems to call to his own deeper and private potentialities. Emphasized especially is the real dignity of self respect. The keyword is normality. When positive, the degree is exceptional wisdom or effective self-restraint in each detail of personal accomplishment, and when negative, self-betraying intellectual and emotional smugness.

Gemini 5 A radical magazine This is a symbol of the necessary element of change in human affairs, and of the extent to which the remote or the nonpossessed and entirely potential will have its full and functioning part in any immediate reality with which an individual may be seeking to come to terms. Here is the power of man to give high exaltation and dramatic force to whatever succeeds in stirring him deeply with himself. Emphasized in principal and important part is the supremacy of inner over outer compulsions. The keyword is tangency. When positive, the degree is personality in its highly effective capacity for putting its stamp on everything it touches, and when negative, a perverse determination to quarrel with everybody.

This symbol is very appropriate with its message as it speaks to the fact that when we begin to make the necessary changes, stability and staying center to our beliefs will be some of the benefits. It symbolizes our ability to use wisdom, emotional detachment and self control in emphasizing our ability in demonstrating our self respect and our ability to keep silent when it is necessary. It represents our maturity and confidence one gains when adapting to life’s trials and tribulations that are laid in front of one’s path in life. It echoes the need to have the courage to make dramatic changes and to defend what we believe and who we really are. It will make the difference from just succeeding to a successful completion. As we approach the energies of this Lunar Eclipse we need to remind ourselves, if we want to make changes, we must first begin with the self and then with our thoughts.

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“Are You Talking To Me Taurus Solar Eclipse Conjunct My Sun in the Tenth House?”

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The tenth house has been an interest of mine since I began my studies, as I have always felt that the two most important questions always asked concerning the natal chart, is either happiness in love or career success. Once these two are answered, the other questions seem minor in comparison and the discussion of the rest of the chart becomes more general. Unless of course, the consultation was on something very specific that was on the client’s mind. At this point the delineation of the chart in my opinion becomes less predictive and becomes a disclosure of the assets and liabilities of the person. The tenth house represents the conscious effort of applying the assets and conditions given at birth and how the person solidifies and channels them into reality. The Sun in the tenth represents the essence, the power, the energy and the determination to accomplish what it set out to do.

It has always occurred to me that in delineating the planets in this house, I felt the Sun’s interpretation in this position was missing a subtle influence. I have felt in my own life this force has been the influence and key to truly fulfilling the promises of this house. Many sources will give one in detail a description of how each planet affects this house and the possible outcome that will be expressed, if all is working as plan. What I personally feel has been left out is an emphasis that the Sun is the essence and the subtle power and energy behind the other planets. Without the Sun’s rays we would never be able to appreciate the qualities the other planets express in our lives and the benefits each blesses us with. Taking this thought seriously, one realizes whatever planet is in this position, needs to hold its head high and upright with the confidence of one who knows how to unleash the promise of this house, especially the Sun.

For this reason one must get to what the essence of the Sun in this position is. The bottom line is to understand what encourages the Sun to do what it does. Through studying the old masters I realize what was needed in order to express the full power and energy, is to allow the Sun to express its true character and to be true to itself. How is that done? Pondering that, I came across one, who so kindly allowed me to study her natal chart, which had the Sun in the tenth in which a Taurus Solar Eclipse was one degree from conjunction. By delineating this chart I came across the keyword that I needed in order to explain and express how to get the most out of this planet. By studying her natal with the solar return chart, I realize that my first impression about tenth house issues were still on the top of the list as a major concern, but not exactly, as what one might image it to be.

Although the Sun in her natal chart was my major interest, the Moon with the North Node near the angle in the first, square to the Sun caught my attention. I have been taught when the two lights are in this aspect, it means that they are continuingly in discussion and debate on which is the right path to follow. The struggle is on going and can create more trials or more answers, depending on the circumstances at the moment. Although work, career and one’s standing among one’s peers may be highlighted. What is actually emphasized is the need for this individual to allow the Sun to find its bliss, and in so doing, she will find her own bliss. What does finding her bliss mean in relationship to the tenth house? It is doing what she really loves and receiving recognition for it. What will make her happy and rejuvenate her at the same time is the important action to take at this time.

What is missing that truly defines her, needs to be discovered and uncovered. Work may bring in the needed necessities and the rewards, but doing what she loves will give her the feeling, she has succeeded. With the upcoming eclipse, the Universe is giving her some space without all the disturbances to find her answer. It is trying to help her realize, it is time that her Sun discovers its joys in order to express what it does best. In so doing, she discovers the bliss becomes hers by default. By finding her contentment, the questions and the insecurities will float away and a new confidence will take hold, allowing her to see the opportunities she might normally miss. How can the rest of us benefit from this? It is giving permission to our subconscious and conscious mind to permit our own Sun to discover its own bliss. By doing this, we will find our own happiness creating a mind-set that we can accomplish anything we put our mind to. To reconfirm, one of the important keys to the Sun in the tenth, is finding one’s bliss. This is the first step in discovering, in fulfilling and in creating into reality the promises of the natal chart.

“Revive the Magic and the Wonderment bellows the 19 Tau 31 Solar Eclipse on May 9 2013”

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As time continues to unfold, the year of the snake is fulfilling the promise of the unexpected, the unusual, and the abrupt happenings manifesting in extraordinary ways. It is essential we keep one step ahead of it, if we wish to accomplish what we desire in the future. Even if we can not anticipate the situation, we need to be open enough, to improvise wisely, if we need to, when the time comes. In this atmosphere and anticipation, the 18 Taurus 31 Solar Eclipse on May 9th 2013 at 5:29 pm PDT makes it s presence felt. It is emphasizing the need to revive the myths, legends, mysteries and the sacred knowledge that has survive through the millenniums. At the same time, to restore the wonderment and the excitement of it all. The Universe is reminding us that it is through the wisdom of the past that we will begin to see a better future. It has been our disregard of the sacred knowledge and allowing then to be hidden away that we have forgotten how they have been the helping hand to get us where we are now.

With a stellium of planets concentrated in one part of the chart, one is reminded of the power, energy and the force it will have on whatever it is focus on. Especially, as the planets are in Taurus in a fixed sign, the creative force will find it very difficult to change its position once its direction is made clear. Taurus is also the very proud guardian of the sacred wisdom and will protect it at all cost. It is imperative at this time that we are clear to ourselves of where our starting point is coming from and what we really believe in, as this is the foundation we are building upon. Once our direction is clear, the energy that will be release will be so powerful and forceful, it will astound us. There are no second thoughts or a change of mind. One must be sure what one is asking for, is what one really wants. The mysteries, sacred knowledge and the magic and the wonderment from the past mixed with our clear vision of our wishes will bring dreams into reality.

“The Sabian symbol for the 20th degree of Taurus is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Taurus 20 Wind clouds and haste this is a symbol of the transiency which characterizes life for the average individual, and of the instability which results from the disinclination of most people to give very much of themselves to their experience. Implicit in the negative symbolism is the divine aplomb of the ego, ever able to hold to its course through superficial excitement. There is a real spiritual lightness here as an outer mark of the soul’s fundamental freedom. The keyword is exaltation. When positive, the degree is efficiency in controlling events at any point of transition or crisis, and when negative, a diffusion of self and waste of energy in an attempt to grasp the myriad facets of the unessential.

This symbol speaks to us of the insecurity and the instability that will surround us if we try to avoid any commitment and responsibility. At the same time, it is reminding us not to rush into any situation, but emphasizes the importance of staying calm and holding steady in the midst of temporary turmoil and change, represented by the winds and clouds. At its highest merit, it speaks of our ability to combine the myths, the legends, the mysteries and the sacred knowledge in order to stay centered in the face of sudden tribulations and trials. Applying this knowledge, it will instill in us the ability to recognize and to seize the moments and opportunities that are created by our wonderment and excitement. All eclipses speak to us of the sacred knowledge, myths, legends, and mysteries. This particular eclipse is asking to revive the magic and the wonderment of it all, to make it as real today as it was for those, long ago. This will be one of the keys that will secure us safely through the trials we will face in the coming year. As the saying goes, “one either uses it or loses it”

“Stir but not Shaken is the way I blend Planetary Sect with my Delineation of the Natal”

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Being brought up in modern astrology, I found my way to traditional astrology very late in my studies. I would not call myself traditional in anyway, but I would tag myself, modern with a twist of the traditional. Stir, but not shaken, is the saying associated with the popular cocktail which summarizes my kind of astrology, especially working with the planetary sect. I guess the real truth of the matter is that I am the kind of person that will adopt any technique that is going to make me a better predictive astrologer. The bottom line is it going to work and will I be able to merge it with my other techniques, where I will feel comfortable with it. I will adopt and use any system that works. To me the truth of the matter is that the modern astrology is a simplified form of traditional to meet the needs of the modern world.

Modern astrology has dropped and laid aside many of the rules and regulations they felt no longer was necessary in today’s lifestyle. My problem with taking out what is no longer viable, are they the basics that might be needed to accurately predict? Or at least give us some understanding where our foundation came from, in order to understand where we are heading towards. As a beginning artist learning the craft I was always was told one must first learn and master the basics of drawing and painting. After one has the technique under one’s belt, only then can one throw out and begin to create one’s own style. My problem, have we thrown out too much and have handicapped ourselves in being better astrologers? What I realize in my research and study of the old manuscripts and translations that it does no harm in studying it thoroughly, and then deciding the next step one needs to take.

The system of planetary sect has been rediscovered in recent years in which one would categorize the seven traditional planets into two different camps: daytime or diurnal, or nighttime or nocturnal sect. Diurnal or the day time planets, which include the Sun, Jupiter and Saturn, are more comfortable and powerful when the Sun appears above the horizon. The nocturnal planets or the night time planets are more comfortable and powerful when the Sun is below the horizon, which includes the Moon, Venus and Mars. Mercury is the versatile and adaptable planet and its sect is determined by whether it rises before or after the Sun. Rising before the Sun, it is considered diurnal a morning star and after the sun is considered nocturnal an evening star. The planet’s sect indicates it course of action and will determine the quality of the planet and the degree of benefic or malefic influence it will have. In effect, sect determines which of the two is in control of the chart and which plays more of an advisory or auxiliary role.

I personally feel this makes sense as I consider myself a day person who operates better in the early morning. I can empathize with the planets, as I don’t do well as a night owl. Understanding what I lack and have difficulties with, allows me to work with what I can do to achieve my goals. So by using this system we can determine how well and to what degree each planet is performing at, and what we need to supplement or work with in order to fulfill the promise of our natal chart. By knowing beforehand the possible problems and liabilities we may encounter, we are able to come up with better solutions. The value of this technique is that in the majority of charts one can quickly determine with a degree of accuracy which planets will be helping the individual and generally acting as positive and constructive influences and those planets that will be creating difficult or negative and destructive influences in one’s life.

“Realizing and Prioritizing Our Vision with Action says 5 Scorpio 46 Lunar Eclipse on Apr 25th 2013”

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In the past few months, the aspects in the night sky have been very direct and simple without the usual clutter, allowing us to have fewer distractions. Giving us the opportunity to bestow our full attention to whatever we are working on that is important to us. In the midst of it all, the 5 Scorpio 46 Lunar Eclipse will make its appearance on April 25th 2013 at 12:59 pm PDT, telling us how imperative it is to realize and prioritize our vision with action at this time, for our future happiness and welfare. It is reminding us that our vision needs to encompass the welfare of others, besides ourselves. In the ancient world, the appearance of an eclipse brought fear and distrust. They felt that eclipses is the forerunner of earthquakes, berserk weather patterns, flooding, destructive tidal waves, social unrest, upheavals, conflicts and wars. We have become so blaze that we no longer cringe in the wake of it, in our modern world. The eclipse is a crucial time for us to harness its energy and power to get our house in order, and to make things happen.

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 6th degrees of Scorpio and for the Sun in 6th degrees of Taurus is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Scorpio 6 A gold rush This is a symbol of the exploitation of natural resources through personal initiative of intelligence, and of every individual’s essential independence of the commonplace limitations or superficial inadequacies of life. There are always high rewards awaiting any genuine enterprise, and as man dramatizes the opportunities of the world at large he is able to improve his own immediate condition in all possible directions. Human skills are forever challenged to their own good fortune. The keyword is ambition. When positive, the degree is instinctive self-dedication to the unseen potentials of everyday existence, and when negative, a lack of practical discrimination and an irresistible desire for easy money.

Taurus 6 A bridge being built across a gorge This is a symbol of the conquest of natural difficulties by conscious means, and of any individual’s essential independence of nature’s accidents or incontinences. There are always ways in which physical limitations may be transformed into personal or social assets, thus contributing a dependability on the outer side to a consistency on the inner and so giving every possibility of continuance and intelligence to human experience. The keyword is channelship. When positive, the degree is the directness and the practical instinct by which personality achieves ultimate benefit of its powers, and when negative, a love of short cuts and every possible escape from the obligations of daily living.

These symbols may indicate the greed for riches, but seen in the right light it is emphasizing the capability of having the foresight, the optimism, the opportunity and the potential to see beyond what appears to the senses at the moment. It speaks to our resourcefulness in our ability to go within our creative advantage to see the opportunities that may arise. It reveals to us our ingenuity to overcome obstacles by not being defeated by the limitations, but our determination to find the solution. It reiterates the preparation that is needed before attempting to surmount or transform a problem or situation. It reinstates the scout’s motto “to be prepared”. Although there were gold miners that got rich, the ones that truly became affluent were those who supplied the necessities to those who went in search for the gold. For example the stores, the banks, the hotels, the restaurants that thrived in the make shift camps and cities that sprouted up around the gold fields. These symbols are so appropriate when one applies the message of this Lunar Eclipse, by reminding ourselves, that we all can benefit, if we begin to realize and prioritize our vision into action. Only then will our wishes and dreams become a reality.

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