Astrology News

State of the Skies Report with Jodie Forrest

We are currently (as of October 2009) in a pattern of five oppositions of Saturn and Uranus:
* on 11/04/08 at 19 Virgo (Saturn) -Pisces (Uranus)
* on 2/5/09 at 20 Virgo-Pisces
* on 09/15/09 at 25 Virgo-Pisces
* on 4/24/2010 at 29 Virgo-Pisces
* on 7/26/2010 at 1 Libra-Capricorn

Transiting Uranus galvanizes whatever planet or point it is aspecting, and whatever house it is passing through in your birthchart. It asks you to overhaul and transform these areas, particularly where you may have been clinging to traditions, habits, fears and restrictive conservatism about them. The more "trapped" you have felt here, the more acutely you may feel this Uranian call to progress and freedom. To work well with these transits, you must use the Uranian virtue of *being fully yourself*--not someone else's idea of you, and not a living symbol of "the Revolution" at the expense of your own identity. Transiting Saturn asks you for a realistic and objective assessment of what is and is not working about whatever planet or point it is aspecting, and about whatever house it is passing through in your birthchart. It asks you to use the Saturnian virtues of good reality-testing and shrewd consistent effort to make a concrete, practical change of whatever isn't working for you.
 
Reflect on these oppositions on, and remember you don't have to figure it out yesterday. Two more partile oppositions are still ahead. Don't stall in a way that could end up hurting you (too much Saturn), and don't rush blindly ahead without thinking things through (too much Uranus) about what structures you might want to keep or change rather than just tear down.
 
There was a Pluto station (going direct) at 2 Capricorn on Sept 11th. Because Pluto has a slow orbit, we are still feeling this station, from Aug 5-Oct 17. A stationary planet is strong, and has a very powerful effect both natally and by transit. Matters ruled by that planet are emphasized. In Pluto's case, that would be psychological "shadow" and "underworld" material, power vs. powerlessness, death and transformation, sexuality, psychic awareness, our deepest wounds and greatest fears. If transiting Pluto is aspecting one of your natal planets or points, it's asking you to face those wounds and fears as much as you can, and you'll feel that more intensely during the station. Whatever natal house it's transiting is undergoing a slow and deep transformation, which is intensified during the station.
 
Jupiter makes a direct station on Oct 12 at 17 Aquarius. We feel that station from Sept 28-Oct 27; this time frame is based on Jupiter's being in the same degree in which it made the station. Jupiter stations ask us:  do you have faith in yourself and in Life? How could your situation be improved here? (and what might you have to give up to help improve it...?) Where do you need to leave the fireplace, go to the ball and try on the glass slipper? Caveats would include overextension and feeling bulletproof. Still, Jupiter's great gift to us is hope. If its station is aspecting one of your natal planets or points, it's asking you to believe in yourself and your potentials.


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