Saturn in Scorpio (The Power of Mutual Reception)

April 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Posted in Astrology, Predictions | 181 Comments
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For a very long time, about 50% of the traffic for this blog has come from people with questions about Saturn entering Scorpio. That does not happen this year in 2011, but perhaps the time has arrived to begin to address that.  Saturn enters Scorpio October 5, 2012.

[Update September, 2012: For Charts and Maps, click here.]

In many spheres,  the key to finding the correct answer is knowing which question(s) to ask.  In the case of the upcoming transit of Saturn into Scorpio, “What happens when Saturn moves into Scorpio?” is NOT the correct question.  The question looks good, but the answers it gives are messy.

After all, if your interest is 2012 and the anticipated end of the Mayan calendar, you should recall that Saturn has moved into Scorpio approximately every 28 years for many cycles.  The real question is “What makes Saturn’s entry into Scorpio different THIS time?”

The answer is found in the relationship that Saturn enters when it enters Scorpio: it will enter mutual reception with Pluto (in Capricorn).  Think of it this way, “if” the planets can get along, and all “can” to some greater or lesser degree, then each planet in the other planet’s home STRENGTHENS both planets.  Pluto is already in Saturn’s “home,” namely Capricorn.  And, when Saturn enters Scorpio, it will IMMEDIATELY be in mutual reception and this will continue for “about” 2.5 years.  AND, Pluto and Saturn are very “friendly” with each other to begin with.

Pluto’s entry into Capricorn was closely related to the economic crash of 2008.  Nobody wanted to talk about that, probably because Pluto stays in a sign for 20 years.  That implied that we will, or “better,” have a period of unparalleled financial conservatism, or we will disintegrate.  By “financial conservatism,” I do not mean that Wall Street continues to behave as they have.  Both they and the government(s) must change.  So must we.  Frankly, the time to ditch the credit cards has arrived.

Pluto is associated with both poisons and medicines, and how you view the elimination of credit cards will be one of the two.  Pluto also represents addictive drugs (along with Neptune).  If you want to heal, then it is not going to be about the latest “cool” herb at the health food store.  It is going to be about eliminating your debt (completely) and building up savings.  To some degree, healing will be about returning to certain old traditional values of small supportive communities and local banks.

Just in case we did not get the message in 2008 (and many of us did not), the entrance of Saturn into Scorpio in 2012 will be another powerful exclamation point.  Expect to see issues with finances to slam us again.  And, since Neptune entered its home recently (something it does only every 160 years), expect many people to go through a powerful withdrawal.  (Along with Pluto, Neptune is about ADDICTION, remember?  In fact, Neptune is MORE about addiction than Pluto.  Being home, that “dark side” of Neptune is very powerful now.)

As mentioned elsewhere on this blog, on the Winters Solstice of 2012, Saturn will be at 8 degrees Scorpio and Pluto will be at 8 degrees Capricorn.  The planets will be precisely Sextile, and the mutual reception will be “on steroids.”  They will be part of the Focused Yod that includes both Venus and Jupiter.  Venus and Jupiter represent our saviors.

A healthy Venus is about healthy finance.  My mental image of Venus in this sense is *NOT* “Wall Street.”  Instead, it is a radiant sunny spring day picture of a large family farm in which all is neat and orderly.  No debt is needed, and interdependency with external sources is minimized.  (But it is not saving your retirement money so you can have a vineyard.)

Of course, the farmers must be good neighbors “or else.”  In real life, not everyone in a rural area is a good neighbor, but in my mental image they are and must be.  The image is not one of health for an individual, but for families and communities.  Venus, especially amplified by Jupiter in the teacher role shared with Chiron, is the “earth mother” who nourishes us all back to health.  This is a key metaphor from the focused yod of the Solstice.

As the beautiful lady and the centaur present themselves to save us, we could argue that this event will be the “Lady Godiva” event.

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2011-04-05-Idle-Speculation

April 5, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Posted in Astrology, BadDays, Patterns | Comments Off on 2011-04-05-Idle-Speculation
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Today was the one year anniversary of the West Virginia mining disaster.  No solar return chart for this, but what it reveal?  Would we find maps of upcoming disasters?  Or, would we find linkages to old ones?  No time to explore this here, but maybe someone else might pick this up.

2011-04-03 New Moon

April 3, 2011 at 10:49 am | Posted in Astrology, Predictions, Weekends | 7 Comments
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This entry is an analysis of the New Moon of April, 2011.  For last year’s April New moon, click here.

Here is a United States map of the New Moon of April 3, 2011

Note that a number of lines are “near” the Cascadia Fault Line.  Given the events of March 11th et seq, this might be an indicator of a possible Vancouver / California earthquake following “Higashi Nihon Daishinsai.”  If you want to learn more, consider viewing the Nova program “Japan’s Killer Quake.”

The Middle East map is interesting.  The conjoint Mars/Uranus lines pass through a center point between Beirut and Baghad.  Does that need any explanation?  This is almost certainly the most revolutionary combination.  The implication is that the spirit of revolution is likely to spread throughout the Mid East.   Here is the map:

Additionally, a large number of lines pass through the United Arab Emirates, near the Strait of Hormuz.  Fortunately, these lines are much more beneficial, and they tend to indicate that UAE will be spared of any revolution and may even benefit.  This likely heralds an (even more) Golden Era for Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

This map also shows benefit for Rome and the Vatican, with Venus on the Descendant.

Paris is more problematic: situated between Chiron and Neptune, Paris (and France) will have to re-think certain old issues and undergo some kind of healing.  But, the result of these tribulations will be that Paris can become at least a teacher (if not a leader) in showing the rest of us how to deal with these problems.

Regarding Asia: sometimes Astrology simply confirms what we already know.  In particular, with Saturn at MC, Japan in general and Tokyo in particular, is experiencing a series of ongoing tests and tribulations.  (What kind of news is that?  But, Saturn at MC tells us that.  It also tells us that Japan can become STRONGER as a result of these lessons.)

Sun and Moon conjoint with IC near Tokyo indicates that Tokyo, and Japan, will be highly focused on domestic matters.  (Again, no real news here.)  Mars/Uranus crosses Fukuoka, near Hiroshima, but that region (so far) has been unaffected.  Most interesting are the implications that the Southern portion of the Pacific Rim may be more greatly affected (economically?) than Japan itself.  Perhaps the aftershocks (cultural and economic, that is) are far from over.

Here is the Australia / NZ map:

Most interesting is the Mercury (Retrograde) line near Sydney.  Sydney will have an opportunity to revisit an old problem and solve it, or face communications or transportation problems.

Some of you will be interested in the New Moon chart (set in Plano, of course).  Note that the Sun/Moon lines run west of California (refer to U.S. Map, above) and Chiron / Neptune are associated with Pennsylvania and New York (and the surrounding region).

Other considerations:  Sun and Moon (“the lights”) have just crossed Mars and Uranus (still effectively conjunct, or at least “near”) and are travelling to meet Jupiter and Retrograde Mercury.

If you are an Aries, this will be a very powerful month AND year for you, and you will be looking at old projects.  You may even have some old “dead” dreams resurrected and see them come to pass, giving you your heart’s desire (unless they are nightmares!).

Children born at this time will have difficulty at times because they will be so willful (and sometimes destructive), yet (in hindsight) we will come to realize that some of these leaders will accomplish what no one else could.  Except for child stars in Hollywood, we will not likely see this come to pass until some time between “about” 2030 and 2050.  (Maybe someone born at this time will solve the “Y38K Problem.”)

Edit: (added late Apr-03)  Remember the chain of disasters last Spring (followed on this blog) that eventually culminated in the Deepwater Horizon disaster?  If so, read this (timely) article:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/04/04/deepwater-horizon-drilling-firm-hands-out-safety-bonuses-to-execs-115875-23036285/

One last comment: a “time crunch” (for the author of this blog) has re-appeared, so the next post here could be later this month.  HOPEFULLY, a Full Moon analysis will be possible, but might be later than that.

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