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“13 Aquarius 54 New Moon on Feb 2nd 2011 Brings in Gratitude With Attitude”

The 13 Aquarius 54 New Moon on February 2nd 2011 at 6:32 p.m. PST, like all new moons is a time to begin new projects and thoughts for the coming month.  This is especially timely as this New Moon brings in with it, the start of the Chinese New Year of the Hare or the Rabbit.  The year of the Hare should bring a more calming effect then the previous year, but that does not mean the difficulties and tribulations have gone away, but they are expressing themselves in ways we weren’t expecting and hoping for.  As all New Moons are a bit precarious, because we are beginning our journey in darkness, our plans must be well thought out, if our actions are to turn out successfully.  With this moon phase the need to give gratitude and respect to all, even the ordinary and to everything we take for granted, is timelier then ever before, if we are to come up with solutions that will bring success to any project we are working on.  We need to be grateful with an altitude, and by that I mean, that our gratitude should not just be words coming from our lips, but should have action behind it.   When we are truly grateful of something, we begin to understand and realize why we are thankful.  In this mood we become receptive to all the positive thoughts and actions that surround us and being in a positive state of mind, which will then attract more positive thoughts, actions and behaviors.  We need to bring the sacred out of all the mundane, ordinary objects and thoughts from there spiritual abode and into the open, and allowing them to take on new meaning and respect in our world.  Realizing that everything has its’ place and purpose in this Universe of ours.

“The Sabian symbol for the 14th degree of Aquarius is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

14  A train entering a tunnel  This is a symbol of life’s normal expectation in the performance of community services or in the refinement of social divisions of labor, and of the utterly natural participation of self in its more impersonal relationships with others.  Here is the basic generosity of human personality in an eagerness for any or every new path of experience, or in a readiness to share its skills or its talents as these have been sharpened by actual employment and thus are fit for further usefulness.  The keyword is courtesy.  When positive, the degree is man’s gift for meeting the most exciting of demands on his various potentialities, and when negative, uninspired conformity to limitation.

With this sabian symbol we realize that we as humans need to put gratitude into action and have it bring forth its fruits.  We must separate the selfish gratitude that will manifest limitation in all forms, and demonstrate that true gratitude includes the whole humanity, as we are all part of the Universal Divine creation.  Having gratitude with altitude, we allow our conscious and subconscious minds to honor all that was created from the lowest to the highest.  In the eyes of God, everything is equal.   God has granted us the ability to express gratitude and its many possibilities and it is our duty to bring it into reality with all its various potentialities.  In other words, “Gratitude with Attitude” should be our keyword.

“Jupiter and Saturn Hides a Minefield Which May Destroy Our Dreams”


One of the reasons I began studying astrology, was trying to determine the direction my life path should take, and why some people with certain talents, never fulfilled what I thought where their destiny.  After many years of study, I realized there was no simple explanation the path an individual takes in life, and though we may think our astrological chart is a map carved in stone, however each individual has a free will to make subtle changes that could make the situation better or worst.  Why was it that some where given or blessed with more then others, and didn’t seem to benefit from it?   While others given less and yet have ended up happier, or was it the ability of the individual to take what he was given, and what he did with it, that created the outcome?  My other thoughts on the matter was why some went to see astrologers, and came out of the consultation with a direction and determination to make their destiny, while others came out of the session just to fulfill what was said?  Why did some seeking information through the internet, seem to want to just take the advice as stated, instead of integrating the information into their own life style and thinking, to come up with something that would really work for them?  Aspects always tend to work a certain way if given perfect conditions, but in reality, perfect conditions do not exit.  Any aspect can have subtle or drastic outcomes depending on what is happening in each individual chart.

As I ponder theses thoughts I came to the realization, it was the attitude and nature of each individual, which seem to be determined by the planets Jupiter and Saturn that seems to determine the amount of happiness and satisfaction each individual would achieve in their life time.  Notice, I didn’t say success, as I feel success is in the eye of the beholder, and that each of us measure success in different ways.  What might amount to success to onlookers, might be very different to the person we see as successful.  How we see our situation is how we tend to navigate a course to achieve the goals we wish for.  It doesn’t matter whether our attitude is positive or negative; our thoughts attract like thoughts, and create without needing directions from us.  If our thoughts are positive, it will attract positive situations, and allow us to see opportunities that present themselves and to take advantage of the moment.  Negative thoughts on the other hand are so busy multiplying, that when opportunities or what most people call luck are on the horizon, it passes us by without being notice because of our attention to insignificant details.  What we need to do is to understand how Jupiter and Saturn functions in our charts, and to work with it, to achieve our hearts desire.  Saturn is how we categorize and deal with obstacles and challenges in our path, and Jupiter is our ability to persevere through the straight and narrow path of our higher thoughts and philosophies in which to guide us to the light at the end of the tunnel.  Jupiter gives us hope and understanding in the structure and limitations that Saturn imparts in our decision making to reach the goals ahead of us.

In order to understand Saturn and Jupiter, we need to go back to the Basic’s 101 with Traditional Astrology and see what the ancients attribute to these planets, the signs, and the houses they are in.  Is the planet happy in the sign and house it is in, and are they performing at their highest potential?  If not, is there an aspect with another planet, house or angle that will give a clue to what might help it to do better then expected?  Saturn in Traditional Astrology is considered malefic, but how malefic is it, and what would lessen the energy and destructiveness?  Working with these two planets is like working with any other difficulties and situations in one’s life.  If you have decided your appearance isn’t to your liking, you either go to an expert, or read up on it, to gain the information to make the necessary changes in your appearance.  You don’t get upset with the circumstances; you work towards what one can do to make the situation more to one’s preference.  The same is true with Jupiter and Saturn, we must understand them to understand what is needed to get where we want to be.  Without doing this, negative thoughts can become prevalent, and the mind can create a minefield of destructive thoughts that will destroy our hopes and dreams.

“Does the Natal Chart Indicate Destiny, Choice or Body Language?”


If astrology works and if it does predict correctly in our lives, then it must indicate that there is only destiny at work and as individuals we have no choice or decision in our future.  I bring this matter up after listening to some very respectable astrologers discussing the matter, defending both sides of the issue.  The following essay is my thoughts on the matter, and you as the readers have the right to decide what your conclusions will be.  In one respect I feel there are some parts of our future that is definitely destiny, that part of our life which we have no control of.  For example the family we are born to, our physical appearance, and our surroundings et cetera.  It is as if our soul and spirit is represented by a sail boat floating down a stream toward the lake of life, we might not be able to change the direction, but we can decide where we want to stop on the way down stream.  We also can decide how fast we want to go and if we wish to pass other boats.

Many years ago I had an astrological reading which stated I would live way into my nineties, which brought a couple of chuckles deep in side of me.  I didn’t want to express disrespect for the respected astrologer, that I was amused.  Later during my studies in astrology I learnt from “Ancient Astrology Theory and Practice – Matheseus Libri VIII by Firmicus Maternus translated by Jean Rhys Bram” that the ruler of the chart, which in my case was Mercury, indicated a long life into the nineties.  My point is, that part of the reading I can not change, but how I live my life is my choice.  How I keep my health, and whether I bring crisis or stresses into my world that might shorten my life span is my decision.  To me my world is partly destined for me in which I can not change, but I can decide how and the way I will travel the road in the direction which I can not change.  How I go through life is my choice, I can sail through it with a smile, with a positive attitude or go through life in the reverse.  I am the captain of my own boat and I can make the rules I wish to abide with.

I have noticed on my travels through life that I tried to use positive thinking to work with my subconscious and consciousness to bring the desired hopes and wishes to manifestation, but I found that my body language told another story.  When I thought I was giving an air of confidence, my body language showed insecurity.  This body language, and not destiny, helped to keep away the dreams and wishes which I was working towards.  Be careful not to blame destiny for our troubles, when it is just that some of our planets have not kicked in and started to do the work they were suppose to.  I noticed that as soon as my progressed Sun conjunct Jupiter my attitude and my body language began to change.  Remember whether we like it or not, people tend to judge us by our body language and action, and not by what we are outwardly saying.  The big lesson here is the old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” can not be denied.  Now, to succeed in our dreams, we need to take the knowledge and wisdom of our natal charts and to combine it to our dreams and aspirations, and to make sure our body language and actions is equal to our hopes and dreams.


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