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“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.

“Jupiter Together With Saturn Helps Make Sense of the Senseless”

The weeks before the winter solstice the conversation at work seem to center around whether the Mayan prophecies would manifest, and if it did, what would really be the outcome? With the media frenzy finally coming to a halt as the days got closer to the appointed time, the smirks of ridicule were giving way to more thoughtful discussions on the matter. Some believe in the end of the world theory connected with space aliens transporting citizens to another planet and other weird, strange and unusual stories of what was about to happen. I expressed my own thoughts as an astrologer, that I felt this was an end of one age, and a beginning of another, similar to the age of Aquarius. Although I felt many believed this to be the possible answer, I had the feeling and suspected that some wanted and were hoping for something more spectacular and exciting.

As I was listening to what was being discussed, I realized from my observation of those around me that with the continuance of the global financial difficulty that it was creating a need for diversion from the worry of instability, to something more fantasy filled, even if it was ominous. It seems to me that those who accepted that the final days were at hand, thought this was a better answer, then hoping to find a solution to the situation that was eluding them. It appears to me, that knowing the final outcome, even if was negative and to our disadvantage, was more acceptable then facing an unknown future. Now that the day we have all waited for, has come and gone without any difference then any other day, it is easier to have retrospection and be more honest with oneself after the fact, especially about what was going on in our minds and emotions.

Thinking about this, I began to wonder what planets in our charts helps us get through difficult situations with a clear mind and with a feeling of optimism that would make sense of the senseless. In solving or coming to a conclusion in such matters, I have always found my self to be the best subject to study. I quickly took out my own chart to see what planets would have me see more clearly in situations that did not seem to have any logic to it. Not only is Mercury ruler of my chart, it also was the ruler of my ascendant and my midheaven, so obviously this planet would play a very import part in my life and all my dealings. Mercury may give me the ability to admit to myself what works for me, but it doesn’t give me the answer that would help me to come to any conclusions. I quickly realized it was the two planets I considered to be the odd couple in a relationship that can make the difference from hopelessness to optimism.

The major benefic Jupiter and the major malefic Saturn, whom are the two opposites that are not able to work with one another without some difficulties and yet cannot, do anything without the other was the key to the answer. A paradox among many, and yet it seems the world is full of them. For example: without darkness we would not appreciate the light, and so forth. Without the structure and discipline of Saturn we could never organize our beliefs, standards and actions into a workable system to live by. It is with this system in place that our decisions of how we will live and how well we live are expressed. Depending on the sign and the house, determines how well each planet will function in this incarnation. The strength and power of the planets will decide how we will experience the subtleties of the changes we will need to make as the new age unfolds. With Jupiter and Saturn working in unison, then only, will the planets make sense of the senseless.

“Seek and Define One’s Sacred Purpose in Life Implies the 7 Leo 24 Full Moon on Jan 26th 2013”

 

As the year continues its journey, the days already seems to fly by and the dark cold winter nights seems to give way to the anticipation, that the warmth of spring is not too far away.  The hope of optimism is ever eternal and present in one’s thoughts and one’s feelings as one faces the unknown expectations and experiences that are about to unfold.  Our faith and trust in promises and the ideology without action, whether they are ours or others, are on shaky grounds.  Our need and necessity to think and feel out of the box and the norm is not only knocking on our door, but is about to break it open.  In this atmosphere the 7 Leo 24 Full Moon on January 26th 2013 at 8:30 pm PST begins to beam its light implying our need to seek and define one’s sacred purpose in life.  The fixed stars in conjunction with Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto with their aspect with one another are reminding us to take a giant step forward into the unknown and the uncharted areas in understanding our destiny and our feelings and the way we see it.  That to create and to heal comes out of our wisdom and our courage in our sacred beliefs, in which we really are and were we are meant to be.

 

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 8th degrees of Leo and for the Sun in 8th degrees of Aquarius is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

 

Leo 8  A Bolshevik propagandist  This is a symbol of the indomitable expectation of the human spirit as it gathers strength from the innermost reaches of man’s own or enduring nature, here emphasized by the recurrent battles over social and political concepts.  The exceptional dynamic involved is seen in the selfless energy developed to an extreme by the revolutionists of each new age.  Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the need of the human community for worthy cause to which to rally in every aspect of its potentials.  The keyword is leaven.  When positive, the degree is a determination to share the soul’s vision and to make a permanent impact on history, and when negative, futile ranting against a multitude of superficial ills.

 

Aquarius 8  Beautifully gowned wax figures  This is a symbol of the ineradicable vanity of the human spirit as it gathers strength not only from the finery it wears but from a superficial display of woman’s form and man’s reputation, here emphasized  through personal idealizations.  A strong psychological dynamic for individual effort comes from the direct influence of outstanding and even notorious people, and implicit in the static symbolism of the waxworks is a necessity to recognize and identify the values worthy of emulation.  The keyword is impact.  When positive, the degree is achievement through the effective dramatization of human character on some level of everyday understanding, and when negative, futile effort to recapture outworn experience.

 

This symbol speaks to us about the fire of passion and the intense hope that rises in our souls when we support a cause we truly believe in.  The emphasis here is the selfless dedication to an ideology, especially when it includes the welfare of all.  The greatest advantage lies in aligning oneself with the most worthy causes, in seeking the greatest good for all concerned.  Implicit in this image is being a positive role model by demonstrating the highest virtues in practical every day living.  Emulation is the first step in achieving the qualities one is seeking to bring about in oneself and the second is the determination to dramatize one’s beneficial qualities by taking a fresh look at oneself and to be able to improvise, rearrange, and experiment until one arrives at the image that truly represents who we are.  Once we come to terms with our self, the direction and the reason for our sojourn in this life will become clear.  As the picture of the real us is established during this full moon period, the energies will unfold and help us to define our sacred purpose in life.

“Saturn the Late Bloomer with its Many Surprises and Benefits”

In the earliest days of my studies in astrology, my introduction to Saturn was embedded with caution, dread and amazement of the power, the energy and the malefic influences the planet can play in one’s life.  The stories that were related to me, as if I was smart enough to have recorded them at the time, would have been truths that would be more unbelievable then any fiction.  It had given me the seeds for stories to be written, if only I was attentive to what was happening around me at the time.  My first astrology teacher not only had the ability to explain difficult concepts, but was a great story teller when giving examples of the different aspects, the different signs and the different planets.  This I found is the destructive, distractive and malefic nature of the planet, in that it tends to tease one with structure, steadfastness, stability, consistency, limitation, stamina, without the compassion and understanding of the circumstances one is experiencing.  In my research and studies with Saturn, I have discovered that the planet is considered the Prince of Time.  Saturn is sometimes the late bloomer with many surprises and benefits.

When we approach our own Saturn Return in our lives, which happens approximately around thirty and sixty years of age, the surrounding atmosphere is one of apprehension of what is about to change in our lives, if at all.  It is not the change we fear, but the reminder that time is marching on and that we are aging and moving on to a different aspect of time in our lives.  What we fear most in my opinion with the Saturn Return is not the difficulties and trials that are laid before us, but the reminder that time moves on, and there is no turning back time.  Fortunately for us, the Universe in its wisdom has instilled in Saturn a duality that is reflected by Jupiter.  In studying the glyphs of the two planets, one will instantly see they are in reverse indicating the connection and the nature of the energy and power of each in its duality, polarity and unison as one.  In understanding and analyzing the classification of words of benefic and malefic, it does not imply one is better off then the other.  We have seen that too much of a good thing can become disastrous and the discipline of controlling a negative trait can become constructive and positive in some instances. 

In my opinion Saturn has been given a bad rapt and we need to revisit and rethink how the planet works and distribute its energies and blessings in own world.  Without discipline and structure, nothing would get accomplished, but yet at the same time we rebel at the thought of limitation and the configuration of what life should be.  Our own vision and decisions can bring out the worst qualities of Saturn through inflexibility, cruelty, compulsiveness, rigidity, embitterment, and narrow-mindedness, etc…  Saturn rules the end of a situation or the last period of our life.  It is instrumental in delaying manifestations of our dreams and wishes into reality until the right moment in time.  Summarizing I feel that when one works with Saturn, a sense of caution and care with awe and amazement of how effortlessly it creates and teaches us what we need to know and to accomplish.  The effort needed, is with us to comprehend the moment and by living it with the zest that comes with it.  Saturn is not the planet to promise a successful completion of one’s dream and wishes, but is the one to give us the key to arrive at the end of the rainbow to receive our pot of gold with many surprises along the way.

“To Know and To Be Thyself Emphasizes the 21 Sag 45 New Moon on Dec 13 2012”

 

As the daylight hours continue to shorten and the winter winds become stronger, we will soon begin to realize that within the darkness lay the mysteries and the reasons of our fears and apprehensions.  And with every shadow lies the uncertainty we must deal with, as we journey through the still of the night.  The winter solstice approaches in connection with the Mayan prophesy announcing the beginning of a new age or epoch about to descend upon us is like the shadows in the dark, we must deal with.  Depending on how we approach these shadows and the attitudes we have at the moment, will determine the success we have in overcoming whatever fears that lies within us, and the accomplishments that will be made.  In this foreboding atmosphere the 21 Sagittarius 45 New Moon makes its appearance on December 13th 2012 at 12:42 am PST emphasizing that to know and to be thyself will be our saving grace in dealing with whatever the future is about to lay in our path for our growth.

 

With Saturn and Pluto creating a finger of God aspect towards Jupiter, which may trigger major life events that may turnout to be too complicated to handle without caution, understanding and sensitivity, indicating a great need for resourcefulness and creativity to overcome any situations or difficulties we may encounter.  It will take enormous initiative and fortitude to overcome the limitations created by the yod aspect, also known as the finger of God.  Although it is truly a blessing, the first encounter with this aspect allows us to see and experience the difficulties of the growing pains, and the lessons of the trials and the errors one always needs to experience in order to grow.  The lesson here lies in whether we learn from our experiences and move onward and forward, or whether we use the stumbling block as an excuse to continue as we have.  As the solstice indicates a major turning point to reconsider and to rethink where we have been, it is also suggesting that a new era is upon us and that we need to take more care and restraint on the decisions and the directions we are about to embark upon.  We need to move ahead with caution and alertness to the dangers that may abound. 

 

“The Sabian symbol for the 22nd degree of Sagittarius is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments. 

 

Sagittarius 22  A Chinese laundry  This is a symbol of complete self-refinement through the unsuspected or even generally unaccepted activities of the community, and of a consummation of the being through specialized interests which may tend to deny man his more superficial communion with his fellows.  A richness of living comes from a concentration on goals with remote reward, and from an association in spirit with souls of very high achievement.  Here is imaginative self sustainment through unremitting hard labor.  The keyword is seclusion.  When positive, the degree is an unusual gift for maintaining poise and self-perspective in every unfamiliar or alien situation, and when negative, unnecessary acceptance of self-inferiority.

 

This symbol speaks to us of self-refinement and the total environment of providing a service by physical or mental means which would improve the self assessment of the individual and by giving the individual the confidence to go into the world with integrity and honor to fulfill their purpose in this life.  The laundry may appear to be menial and unimportant in affecting the course of our lives, but with cleaned and pressed garments, the person goes forth into the world with confidence and assurance.  This enforces and confirms the message of the night sky, that in truly knowing who we really are and being able to express it, is like having clean clothes creating an atmosphere which enhances our ability to deal with any circumstances and come out of it with flying colors.  Who we are, is symbolic like the clean attire we put on, it reinforces our self-confidence, allowing the world to see us as we really are and wish to be.  To know thyself is one of the essential ingredients for success, to be oneself is the motivation factor that materializes. The Sagittarius New Moon is telling us to know and to be thyself is the impetus to make things happen as the world enters into a new epoch of growth.

“Sun in the Solar Return Tenth House is an Accomplishment and Success Well Earned!”

 

As the financial atmosphere still seems a bit shaky and apparently recovery seems further away than most people were hoping for, the need to secure our own future is eminent in all our thoughts.  Even those who should have no apparent reason to be worried about their situation are giving second thoughts to their circumstances and are cautious of what the future has in store.  All are affected by the lingering cloud of the unknown and the unrest that seems to prevail everywhere, and the ineffective decisions that have so far not been able to turn the financial situation around.  More and more people are beginning to see the light that they need to take control of their own destiny in hand, if they are to avoid some of the trials and tribulations that may be in store for all of us.  Some of us in anticipating what the future has in store are making decisions to change our course, before we are pushed into it.  This was in the message I had received from one who sees the handwriting on the wall, and felt she needed to do something before the wall crumbles in front of her.  Realizing she had no other choices she began using astrology to pick the appropriate time in making her decisions to decide when the changes should come about to bring the best results. 

 

For the coming year she saw that she had the Sun in the solar return tenth house and began to make her plans.  As with all major decisions, no matter how good one is at delineating a chart, doubt comes in and a second opinion is always needed to calm the fears when making a radical decision or change.  There have been many times I have sought a second opinion, as I have never felt I could be objective in delineating a chart for myself.  I am always hesitant in advising a major change, as I have always felt the individual needed to make that decision from the surrounding circumstances that may appear on the horizon.  I do not believe our life is predestined in such a way that we lose the freedom of choice.  I believe we can make it better or worst what lies in our path, by the choices we make along the way.  Seeing that the decision was already made, I felt better and more comfortable about giving my opinion on the chart. Seeing her chart was exciting for me, as this was the first time I have seen a chart in a pattern similar to my own.  Marc Edmond Jones categorizes natal charts into seven zodiacal patterns with certain traits and characteristics.  I felt I was among a kindred spirit, especially with both of ourNeptune’s in our natal first, given both of us an open door to all the traits and the characteristics this planet encompasses. 

 

I began to wonder if even with our differences, and in the end, the outcomes may turnout to be different, would we experience and anticipate each of the situations in similar ways?  With this thought along side the axiom of Morin, that to predict a major event, one needed at least another aspect to prove the indication was feasible.  With the Sun in the solar return tenth house, exact on the midheaven and with Uranus and Pluto near the angles, an important and active year is indicated.  Sun in the tenth indicates the right time for career decisions and changes and the possibilities of becoming self-employed.  The solar return Sun square the solar return Uranus which is in opposition to Pluto, indicating an end of one situation and transforming it to something very different, giving new life and new energy to that which once seem ordinary.  With a full Moon in the solar return, the individual can expect a lot of hard work and surprises, and at the same time a period of satisfaction, accomplishment and joy. 

 

Working with an old traditional timing method called profection, the individual focus for the year is the tenth house with the ruler Mercury located in the solar return tenth, confirming the importance of tenth house matters in the coming year.  One of the unfortunate things about the Sun in the tenth, unlike Jupiter or the Moon, if one can call it inopportune, is that everything good or bad that happens to the individual is through their own efforts, and not depended on others or blessings laid in front for their use.  The person needs to become aware and attentive of the circumstances, the surrounding influences, and to be able to improvise at a moment’s notice, to take advantage of the benefits in the coming year and to be able to reach the goals it has set for itself.  My conclusion to the solar return tenth house Sun is good and beneficial for tenth house matters, but the outcome is depended on the individual’s ability to work with the assets given to him, and the person’s accomplishment and success is well earned.  The real importance is not the end result, but how we work with what we have, that will give us the confidence and knowledge to a successful completion of our hopes and dreams where the tenth house is concerned.

“The 165 Degree or Johndro Aspect is Considered a Minor Aspect in the Major League”

 

I have always felt that life and everything in it is synergistic with the laws of the Universe, and if one could quiet one’s self long enough to listen and to be aware of it, its secrets will slowly be revealed.  My thoughts have always been if I am open, then at the right time, the right thing will come along into my life.  As of late, the intensity to learn all I can in astrology has been my main ambition and goal.  In the last issue of the Mountain Astrologer Magazine issue #163 June/July 2012, an article entitled “The 165 Degree Aspect” by Zane B. Stein, a leading authority on Chiron, was featured.  I have glanced at the article several times, without really reading it with my full attention.  I usually only use the major aspects in my delineations, and only use the minor aspects to confirm what I already suspected.  For myself, I have always tried to keep my delineations as simple as possible, as too many ingredients in the mixture would usually confuse me and my interpretations became too complex and less to the point of the matter.  For some reason, I felt I needed to pay more attention to this minor aspect of 165 degree, or quindecile, also known as the Johndro Aspect and or the Tao aspect.  Maybe it was the word Tao, which I have always associated with a way of life, which one needed to work with and to be in control of, which attracted my attention

 

Quoting from the article the keywords associated with this aspects are as follow: “determined, persistent, single-minded, dogged, unyielding, unrelenting, unwavering, persevering, uncompromising, reacting intensely to events by becoming all the more focused; unable to quit under any circumstances, not fazed by the apparent reality of a situation (not letting apparent reality interfere with one’s purpose); potential for becoming truly obsessive; believing that there is no such thing as a non-negotiable issue; continually to get up and return to the fray no matter how many times one is knocked down; not afraid of controversy.  When at its most negative, refusing to be swayed from one’s course by the realties of a situation can lead to self-destructive behavior.”  After reading this description, I saw myself within its words, which I always attributed to my ascendant square my Midheaven, with Neptune square the Moon and Mars in the sixth house square the tenth house, as the cause of my affliction.  I am now convinced it is because I have an almost exact 165 degree orb between Neptune and Mars.  In truth I never considered this affliction as totally bad or totally good.  In some instances I felt it was God sent, in that it helped me continue to the finish line of any difficult project I decided on.  At other times I thought it was a nuisance, as I could not seem to give up hope on any desire or wish, no matter how impractical it appeared.  Even when it seems fruitless, I wanted to wait until the next turn in the road, and even then would not give up my expectation that it would come to pass.  This was a light bulb turned on to high, illuminating a new avenue of discoveries.

 

Because it is happening in my own chart and with my own experiences, usually gives me the momentum to look into things, concepts, and ideas with a more open and concerted effort to uncover the truth and the validity of it.  Looking at a friend’s chart who was always very deliberate and directed in his philosophy and spiritual life, and that this was his main focus and objective in life, above anything else, appears to others as an obsession and a commandment of truth to proselytize others with.  Although he was not doing that, it appeared to others who did not know hi well that this was his main objective.  This made me wonder if the aspect was what we experience as individuals, or what others think they see in us because of the aspect working through us in unexpected ways?  I was not surprised to find an exact orb of a few seconds from his Sun in Gemini to Jupiter in Scorpio.  The keywords to this aspect seem to be more destructive then positive, but I have always had the conviction, nothing is absolutely beneficial or malefic, it is the way we put the attributes to work in our lives that determines the good or bad of it.  As I continue to read the article, it appeared that those who achieved something in life either had one or several of these aspects in their chart.  I could see where this aspect is needed to achieve anything worthwhile in life, as it keeps us going when hope is diminished and the light at the end is not in sight, until our goal is reached.  At the same time it can be an annoyance, in that we continue with something that has no end.  For those who have this aspect in their charts, I wonder what your thoughts are on the matter?

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