Technical Note

My analyses are based on composite charts that combine data for the New and Full Moons of each month.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Saturn to the Rescue - 500 Words About August 2007

Saturn to the Rescue

500 Words About August 2007
Those eclipses will be here soon. The full moon eclipse on August 28 will be embedded in multiple grand squares, all in mutable signs. This means hard decisions under great pressure with few realistic options, little clarity of mind, lots of very troubling unknowns and some downside surprises.
An abundance of mutable energy will soften the blow on the micro, or personal, level. However, on the global level, this mutable energy will bring murky thinking and delay. Painful and costly global issues, like American policy in Iraq, will remain unresolved despite growing crises and increasing public opposition.
Global Attitude Adjustment
Fortunately, Saturn's entrance into Virgo on September 3rd will begin to inspire a more sensible approach to many dangerous world situations.
For some years, reckless Uranus has ruled Saturn. And slippery Neptune easily neutralized Saturn's down-to-earth influence. Uranus and Neptune were further empowered by mutual reception. Together, they supported arrogant and irrational behavior.

Their combined influence contributed heavily to terrorism and the badly managed war in Iraq. It supported the use of technology to invade privacy. And it aided the subversion of national constitutions and international agreements like the Geneva Conventions.
Saturn's new sign placement significantly enhances its power over all the other planets, including and especially Uranus and Neptune. Consequences will begin to catch up with many who have committed abuses under the Uranus/Neptune influence. And we'll get a handle on many situations caused by such abuses.
The US Home Mortgage Situation

Conditions in the US housing market will worsen and the economic ripple effects will grow.

Cancer, the US Sun sign, the sign of the home, is on the 8th house cusp of the US natal chart, loaded with important astrological influences. Translation: American national identity and well-being are intimately bound up with home ownership. Serious problems in home ownership mean serious problems for the US.
There are numerous indications of trouble for the US housing market. Rambunctious Uranus is transiting the US 4th house and the US natal moon in Pisces. This is causing trouble along the all-important US 10th house/4th house axis. This axis is very sensitive and it is closely related to housing.
Transiting Uranus is also in broad opposition to US natal Neptune on the mid-heaven, adding confusion (and deception) to home ownership matters. The August eclipse will hammer these same highly sensitive points in the US chart.
Price-deflating Saturn will shortly begin a lengthy transit of this critical axis, too. And, shorter term, Saturn will soon enter into a brief but nonetheless troublesome square relationship with Jupiter.
Longer term, in January 2008, Pluto begins its roughly 17 year transit of Capricorn. This will powerfully affect the economic heart of the US chart with nervous-making implications for problems in the housing market. But what happens long-term will depend on how well and quickly we respond to the spreading difficulties.
The good news is that when Saturn enters Virgo, it will help ensure that home ownership issues are addressed responsibly. Homeowners will also benefit somewhat from generally improving astrological conditions.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Astrology Forecast for August 2007

Astrology Forecast for August 2007

Each of us has been waiting for a turning point and the signs have pointed to August/September. We have been fearing that it might turn into a crisis involving very difficult choices. Perhaps, we have also thought that we would have to fight the same stubborn obstacles and endure the same familiar aggravations, that the world would not help us, or, lastly, that the transition would not be final. There will be an important turning point, but it will be a transition and not a crisis. The world will change around us, removing some of the old stubborn obstacles and irritants. It will, in its way, be quite final. Also, the cosmic safety net we have enjoyed for so many months will remain in place.

ARIES ~ There is a way through all this that will bring genuine and lasting progress. It might seem like you ran into a stone wall, or like a perpetual balancing act with no point of rest. But if you understand it as a chance to establish a new psychological and spiritual starting point, you will come out ahead and with a clear way forward. Focus on the deep psychological and spiritual benefits. Fight to build on the sharing, bonding, healing benefits of recent challenges. Let the negatives slip into the past.

The issues you are naturally most familiar with seem to have a special significance for everyone now. It isn't just that others are having a harder time than you are sorting through their options. It's also that you have special insight into the issues. But you won't get by with easy answers. Although they are familiar to you, you must look at these issues again and find the heart of their meaning. You can't offer warm and fuzzy answers. This isn't the time for that. But your solutions will work.

GEMINI ~ Key family and professional relationships are at something of an impasse. Resist the temptation to spend money to stimulate or preserve these relationships. It could easily end up being just a waste of money. You should wait to see what happens in the next few weeks before you commit yourself.
Events will soon break this impasse and reveal the best way forward. Unrealistic ideas will be revealed for what they are. Alliances with local individuals and community groups are recommended, as long as they have realistic goals and function within their means.

CANCER ~ A fairly complex set of changes is taking place. Economic forces are transforming your neighborhood and putting pressure on your finances. It is still too soon to say how it will all come out, exactly. However, you should be confident. Despite the scope and the complexity of the changes, you will find a comfortable and affordable option. Your security and your standard of living will be preserved. Indeed, after the changes, the pieces will fit together better than before, providing you with greater benefits for basically the same input.

LEO ~ This month is a major turning point. You need to finally let go of some things from your past as well as some unrealistic ideas about your future. Financially you are pretty well pinned down. It is highly unlikely that you will be able to use money to preserve something that should pass or spend your way out of a situation. Events will ease the letting go process. Bonds of friendship are strong now. They should help you through this with support to spare. Easier times are just around the corner.

VIRGO ~ Sometimes it seems like all the key relationships in your life will conspire forever to block any and all progress along any and all avenues. What is not so obvious is that, in time, you can dissolve many of these obstacles yourself: Merely let go of outdated and self-limiting ideas, bring to light and overcome insecurities that hold you back, and develop the strengths needed to overcome emotional challenges. True, these are not easy tasks. But with Saturn heading into Virgo, you'll have plenty of time and motivation to work on them.

LIBRA ~ Libra's understanding of how the world works and how to fulfill their material needs and higher aspirations in the world needs updating. You need to stop and figure some things out. This might sound like an abstract, philosophical problem, but it can weigh heavily and Librans are especially sensitive to abstract issues. Updating your ideas will help you direct your efforts much more effectively in all areas, including career and professional areas. It can also have a positive effect on motivation and morale. Educational and spiritual involvements are in order.

SCORPIO ~ Scorpio has been adjusting monetary and non-monetary resources to cope with a complex and rapidly changing life situation. Part of the problem is simply not knowing which direction to move in. The unknowns seem to wildly outnumber the knowns. Events will soon help you sort through the options. Much of it is paperwork, scheduling, making agreements and garden variety communication. The resources are there, they simply need reorganization to meet current requirements. The planets will help by settling some long-standing issues and revealing non-starters for what they are.

SAGITTARIUS ~ Sagittarians have had a prolonged honeymoon with those in authority. You have enjoyed their trust, their confidence and their indulgence. But there is a shakeup coming. Changes could bring new associates and a boss who is less trusting and more demanding. Everyone will have to toe a stricter line. However, if you cooperate, you will eventually find yourself back in the boss's good graces, more secure in your position and financially better off. But until things start smoothing out, you should go along quietly with the new state of affairs.

CAPRICORN ~ A lot is riding on you, on your ideas and your ability to keep things within safe bounds once they get going. To some, the road ahead seems strewn with major obstacles, but you see a way forward. Faith, inspiration, vision, call it what you will, gives you the confidence that you can find a way. Rapidly changing circumstances will soon clarify and simplify things for everyone. Some obstacles will disappear, some pathways will close. This will narrow the possibilities, but make choices easier. Remain true to your highest principles.

AQUARIUS ~ In the last couple of years, Aquarians have been dealing with challenging partnership issues. Relationships became burdensome and complicated. Perhaps the warmth went out of them. Perhaps you had to reset boundaries between yourself and an old friend or lover. Perhaps some important, long-standing relationships ended. You might have experienced lonely times. There is no denying how difficult this cycle has been, but it will soon end. You will experience a period of renewal in relationships, both in old relationships that survived this testing period and in new ones.

PISCES ~ An inhibiting planetary influence has been affecting your work and professional life, blocking your path at work, interfering in promotions and blocking movement in the job market. Happily, this influence will soon be gone, leaving you on firmer ground in all matters related to work and professional life. The downside is that this same influence will now be affecting your personal independence and self-expression. You'd best get used to people questioning your behavior, especially people with the authority to demand change, or make you pay a price for missteps.