Honoring Your Astrological Makeup

 

“The most common form of despair is not being who you are” – Soren Kierkegaard

With the flurry of astrological information circulating the internet, making the distinction between what is valuable, helpful and potentially injurious can be a labor intensive process. If you’re wide-eyed, bushy tailed and have just discovered Astrology it can be particularly off putting to read a random article on a website which says you’re destined to live your life in dire straits or emotional bondage because of a placement or aspect in your birth chart.

In fact, based on the feedback I receive on a regular basis, the manner in which Astrology as a whole is characterized and presented can significantly impact the cosmological lens through which we process information.

Astrology which is inclined to shock or create a fearful emotional response can leave a person believing that they’re like a puppet : resigned to the fate of the stars, just biding their time on earth, susceptible to the wrath of certain transits or “no-win” situations regarding their chart.

With this in  mind, the next step is often a psychological attempt to denounce one’s cosmic makeup;  to wish that we had an entirely different birth chart than the one that we’re blessed with.

Damage control begins. Instead of seeking the most honest and accurate depiction of ourselves and leaving room for growth and self- discovery, we may attempt to “adjust” our charts toward the interpretations that we’ve found that “aren’t so bad”, or use the house system which doesn’t necessarily depict our current reality, but contains placements that now seem to distance us from  or soften someone else’s largely negative and hazardous interpretations.

 

I want to make it clear that I’m an advocate of people loving their birth charts. Whatever gifts, challenges and dilemmas which are present are meant to assist you on your journey to developing into a more complete human being. When we wish for our birth chart to “be like someone else’s” because of what we’ve read on the web regarding “good” and “bad” placements or aspects, exaltations, falls, detriments and the like, we rob ourselves and the world of a unique synthesis and expression of cosmic energy.

I can’t place enough emphasis on accepting the gift that the universe has brought you.

Once we’re able to “step into” our birth charts with loving acceptance, and  without the voice of harsh criticism or judgment, an entirely new door window of potentials will make themselves known. After acceptance, we begin seeking information and knowledge which is conducive to building us up, not tearing us down. We can certainly become aware of our own challenges and limitations as human beings without loathing our astrological makeups.

When it comes down to it, it’s really a matter of choice. We can choose to dwell on the “woe is me” interpretations that are around virtually every corner, or we can take a different route which seeks meaning and brings a sense of order to our lives.

I encourage you to be aware of the potential dysfunctions of planetary placements and aspects, but also understand that there’s another side where these SAME placements and aspects can be directed in a manner which accelerates growth and produces maturity so that we may lead richer, more multi-dimensional lives.

The universe loves you. Love it back.

All the stars are closer:

© 2017 by Sagittarian Mind Consulting

This Week Astrology

 
 
 

Please note all times Pacific 

 

The 8 phases

 

September 28 2019

 

5 Libra 20

 

11:26am PDT 

 

   

 

New moon: Plant seeds, make calls, activate, start projects.   Activate something that will ideally lead you to more.  This is the phase where INTENT is critical.  Even if the results are not immediate, the intent is there.  You may not have all the answers or road map but you should put out your Intent.

 

This focus:  How are you finding balance?  How are you negotiating?  How are you finding your center and your inner authentic self?  What needs housekeeping between you and your partner(s)?  

 

How is joy seeping in your daily life?  

 

Special focus:

 

9/28 Venus enters Pisces

 

9/30 Venus Square Pluto.  Love of power.  The power of love.  Love of money.  The power of money.   What do you value?   What does it say about love? 

 

Crescent Moon Phase

 

October 1,  2019

 

5:39pm PDT   

 

Crescent:  We will receive information, we will research a bit more, perhaps get feedback on stuff that we planted on new.  Perhaps get some information that will help down the road on a seed we planted a while ago.  We can collect some data now.  Even if you think you are not getting information, stop, and re-look at everything. Who called you?  Even the silliest things, when they come up during Crescent are note worthy.  A parking ticket?  An argument with a spouse?  A refund check from the phone company?  All of it needs to be considered a message from the universe.  How can this information help you?

 

Focus on: What information are you getting that is deep?  How does this deeper knowledge inform your decisions about balance and fairness?   How is the rule of law informing your understanding of fairness?   How are sex, death and taxes informing your desire for balance?   

 

Special Focus

 

10/2: Pluto Direct 20 Cap 38  at 11:38pm (See separate post)

 

10/3: Mercury enters Scorpio

 

10/3: Mars enters Libra  

 

First Quarter Moon 

 

October 5, 2019

 

9:47am  PDT

 

First quarter: We do more actions based on the information that we just received. Or we feel our instincts guide us on something.  We pursue again.  We make another call or we see someone. We mail something.  We stir the pot again.  This can be a time when we realize that the goals we planted on New need more action from us, perhaps actions that involve breaking away.   Are there people who say they have our best interest in heart but fear us growing away from them?  Maybe we need to get help from others not the usual suspects.  Some independence may need to be exerted. 

 

Focus on:  What are actions are you taking that present you to your world?   What actions are you taking in public that speaks to kindness?  Who is your “partner” in the public eye?    

 

Special Focus:

 

10/6: Mercury oppose Uranus.   Brilliant although chaotic thinking.  Break outs and break through in thoughts. 

 

10/7: Sun square Saturn Hard work and discipline need attention.  Sloughs need not apply. 

 

10/8: Venus enters Scorpio 

 

Pluto Station Direct – Oct 2

 

 

Pluto Direct

 

October 2, 2019

 

11:38pm PDT

 

20 Capricorn 38 

 

And then there is Pluto…… oh, yes, Pluto.   

 

As we know Pluto is retrograde for six months every year.  On October 2, Pluto will station direct since turning retrograde on April 24.  
 
 Normally, we would assess what transformations have taken place in the last 6 months, consider what still needs a serious makeover and how it might make sense between now and the next retrograde.  But this station direct is a wee bit different.    Last month we discussed that once Saturn turned direct (September 18th) we should expect everything to speed up and for things to move fast as Saturn heads for its conjunction with Pluto on January 12.   Now it is Pluto’s time to turn around and head for the rendezvous with Saturn.     This is the first time these two have been together since 1982 and the first time they have been together in Capricorn since 1518.     
 

The build up to this aspect will not be subtle.  A few months before the 1518 aspect, Martin Luther nailed his theses on a church door and started the reformation.  Are you a protestant?  Well it started on that aspect.   Now here we are and the question is, who is getting reformed now?    Also about six months after the 1518 aspect King Charles of Spain authorized slave trade from Africa.  That is the darker side of Pluto & Saturn in the commerce sign of Capricorn.  Let’s pray to whatever we consider holy that we do not repeat that mistake.  

 

Last month we discussed all the aspects going on between Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in 2020.   Now Jupiter and Saturn are both direct and once Pluto turns direct on October 2 we should all prepare to move fast and hit that clear air turbulence we discussed earlier.   Will an oxygen mask fall into your lap?  If your eyes and heart are open, you’ll see it.  

 

Just for a second pass let’s look at the dates again: 

 

January 12, Saturn Conjunct Pluto 22 Capricorn 46

 

March 21, Saturn enters Aquarius 

 

April 4, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 24 Cap 53

 

April 25, Pluto retrograde 24 Cap 59 

 

May 10, Saturn retrograde 1 Aquarius 57 

 

May 14, Jupiter retrograde 27 Cap 14

 

June 30, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 24 Cap 06

 

July 1, Saturn re-enters Capricorn

 

(July 1,  –onward three planets stay close to a triple conjunction) 

 

September 12, Jupiter direct 17 Cap 24

 

September 28, Saturn stations direct 25 Cap 20 

 

October 4, Pluto stations direct 22 Cap 29 

 

November 12, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 22 Cap 51

 

December 16, Saturn re-enters Aquarius 

 

December 19, Jupiter enters Aquarius 

 

December 21, Jupiter conjunct Saturn 00 Aquarius 29 

 

All of these aspects and dates may seem overwhelming and believe me they are hard to just type but they tell the story that is in our future for the next 15 months.  It is a bumpy period filled with many moments where we are between a rock and a hard place.   Many of us will be feeling like we are put into a mill and grinded down. Obviously some people will feel it more than others especially anyone with planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn around 22 -25 degrees.   The early degree Aquarians will also be coming into focus at the end of 2020 but we’ll save that discussion for later next year