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What does Scorpio mean?
Scorpio likes to dive deep whether it is in emotions or the mind (as in the psychology underpinnings). Deep, passionate feelings are a hallmark of this sign. Still waters run deep is a familiar saying and very apropos for this sign of Scorpio.
Powerful energies from its ruling planet, Pluto means power could be used for good or ill. Hence, the various symbols represented by the sign, Scorpio – scorpion, snake and eagle (or phoenix) depending on the stage of development of the individual.
Some famous Scorpios are (Oct. 23 and Nov. 21): Ryan Reynolds, Drake, Katy Perry, Julia Roberts, Kris Jenner (Keeping up with the Kardashians mum) and her daughter, Kendall, Demi Moore, Ryan Gosling, Prince Charles (his son, Prince Harry has a Scorpio Ascendant).
Each sign rules a house, Scorpio rules the 8th house what does this mean? Jupiter in Scorpio through the houses: Generally speaking Jupiter likes to grow, expand, and enlighten and expand your consciousness. The only caveat with Jupiter is try not to over-do it and want more, more, more.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Aries, The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 8th house – opportunities to invest, pensions, 401Ks, a passionate, sexual relationship manifests! Secrets come out that have been hidden for some time. An inheritance could also turn up now. You may become more interested in metaphysical things like astrology or spiritual activities. This could lead you to discover the mysteries of life. There may be many major transformation events that happen that do not immediately make sense. With patience and time you’ll see that what has left is no longer valid for you, that what has remained is very valid for you.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Taurus, The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 7th house – partnerships of all sorts will be intense, seem fated. A foreigner may be just the ticket! This may be a business deal where big money is involved to a passionate intense love coming into your life that also seems fated. Time will tell. If you need any kind of real professional help, this is when the right person turns up to help, whether that is a lawyer or therapist/counsellor.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Gemini, The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 6th house – your health should be good just be careful about overindulging (Jupiter) as you could gain weight. Countering that would be finding and participating a great nutritional and exercise routine that changes your health and body. Your day to day work life could just become more intense and busy. Luck could appear in your neighborhood, perhaps a new job. Your job feels more fulfilling and meaningful.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Cancer, The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 5th house – a new love affair, pregnancy (especially if you have been ‘trying’), your children could require a lot more of your energy, a new business starts hotting up and become intense, requiring much input from you. Creativity could be just awesome and comes with ease. This may be a time where you take your place on the stage with confidence and grace.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Leo, The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 4th house – the home becomes a hive of activity this year, maybe a re-model or total transformation, could be a purchase and move to a whole new home, family could require more energy and time from you. Your home will become more of an oasis for you to go to, perhaps even providing transformation of your inner self.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Virgo, The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 3rd house – communications should generally be easier and better now, along with presenting, writing, emails, phone calls all take up more time and require intense concentration. You may have an opportunity to take training that helps elevate you to a higher level. Local neighborhood becomes more active and intense. You may travel more in and around your neighborhood. Relatives, like brothers and sisters may become more important for you and some financial benefit may manifest for all of you.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Libra, The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 2nd house – money increases and opportunities to accumulate possessions may appear. You value you yourself more and won’t accept second best. A time of actualizing your values, what is important to you…an opportunity to manifest them.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Scorpio, The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 1st house – everything could transform for you, you could decide to change how you look completely, change where you live, your job, who you are with. Negatively, take care when encountering powerful people. But, powerful people could come into your life and change it for the better. Ensure you use your power wisely and wrong use of power can come back to bite you. You could also gain weight at this time! This is a major cycle of transformation; make it for the good! This a time to invoke a creative capacity to bring change to your life.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Sagittarius, The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 12th house – transformation through a religious experience, meeting a guru that helps you spiritually, discovering your own healing skills to transform others. Going on meaningful, spiritual retreats that develops your soul. Going into therapy to resolve issues that have dogged you and your evolution. You may also provide meaningful spiritual experiences for others. This may manifest as a metaphysical or religious experience.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Capricorn, The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 11th house – friends and groups that transform you. Powerful groups and people that touch your inner being and help express your true soul. Effecting change for others for the good is a theme accompanying this transit. Friends may be amiable and bring you good luck. Your hopes and wishes will be on your mind and ways to manifest them may turn up as friends and new groups.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Aquarius, The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 10th house – your career is totally transformed featuring: The New You! A position of power will accompany this change. It may be in the healing profession. Ensure you use your power wisely. Be the good king or good queen. Jupiter could also increase your social status or standing. When climbing the ladder to the top don’t step on people on the way up. You may receive well deserved recognition at work and/or in your community.
If your Sun Sign or Ascendant is Pisces The New Moon & Jupiter falls in your 9th house – (this is the house ruled by Jupiter, so is very comfortable here) further education to transform yourself, deciding to live in a completely different country, encountering a foreigner that transforms you and your soul. Becoming a guru yourself…one that is sought out for educational needs in the area of transformation. Writing may be very fortunate for you as publishing is ruled by the 9th house. A greater knowledge of the world is how this transit may manifest positively for you.
Overarching Theme for: Jupiter in Scorpio (mid-Oct),
Saturn in Capricorn (end Dec 2017) and Uranus in Taurus (mid-May 2018)
As an overarching theme for the next few years – initiated by the entry of Jupiter into the murky waters of Scorpio, the entry of Saturn in Capricorn (it’s home sign), working in tandem with Pluto in Capricorn and culminating in a lengthy stay of Uranus in Taurus- it is the stewardship of our water and land.
I see Jupiter’s entry into Scorpio on 11 Nov 2017 (for one year) as one of illuminating and expanding our true understanding of what is going on from pollution and effects of toxins in our water. These toxins in our water get into our soil and are taken up into the clouds to rain down on the earth…potentially spreading more destructive forces. With the help of Scorpio’s relentless search to ‘find out’ and to dig deep into how our water is polluted we will see real scientific proof of the long-term effects of how we treat our water. How it effects all the animals and humans that rely on it to live.
Shortly after this, Saturn will enter Capricorn on 21 Dec 2017 (till March 2020) where re-cycling, transforming Pluto is already. I see this as an emergence of rules and regulations around how we treat our earth because of what has been scientifically shown to be true. A subsequent joint cleaning up of this water and have it recycled back as clean water.
These effects will culminate when Uranus enters Taurus mid-May 2018 (till April 2026). There will be many scientific breakthroughs, many breakdowns and sudden illuminations around how the earth and food sources have been disturbed and causing negative effects on all who reside there. It is at this point I see the true work, toil, being done to produce some positive effects long term.
A book called, Silent Spring2 by Rachel Carlson, Biologist, who died just after the book was published originally, in 1962, gives context to understanding how something seemingly innocuous can lead to catastrophic effects on our water, land, air and how it manifests in animals and humans. The EPA (Environment Protection Agency) was formed because of these scientific data and stopped the use of many chemicals not used today.
What can we do? Read all the labels, know ‘where’ your food is coming from and what it has been exposed to (eg. Farmed versus wild), know how clean your water is, get it tested. Support people and causes that help keep our earth free of toxic chemicals.
The Sabian Symbol for Uranus at 1 degree of Taurus (when Uranus goes into Taurus) is: “A Clear Mountain Stream”1 p. 71. How apropos. Essentially, a new potential has arisen. Let’s make it count
October 2017 meaning
We start the month of October off with a pioneering, me first, Full Moon in Aries on 5th October 2017.
Also, Venus and Mars are conjunct at 19 degrees of Virgo opposing ‘dreams do come true’ Neptune in Pisces and forming a lovely trine to all powerful, transformational, Pluto. Wow! I expect some announcements around this time of all powerful messages like: “True love does exist”. Perhaps after much suppression from those in power, folks truly in love come forward. How awesome is that! It is a Full Moon but it is in ‘all about new beginnings’ and ‘forming new roads’ Aries! Can you feel the heat? Super activating this as a point of destiny is Saturn in Sagittarius with his bow shooting for the stars, forming a trine to the North Node of the Moon of destiny in Leo, completing the Grand Trine aspect is ‘ever surprising’ Uranus. But, our lovely lovebirds, Venus and Mars square Saturn…suggesting a test or some blockage. With the Sun forming a quincunx to Neptune, two blended into one. This is temporary…once Saturn goes into Capricorn 21 December 2017 a more serious tone is set and an opportunity to take the ‘dream’ (Pisces and Sagittarius) and make it real (Saturn in Capricorn).
The Sun (naturally, as it is a Full Moon) and Mercury, both in relationship sign, Libra, oppose this Moon suggesting the folks at home may not approve!! This could also be reflected in new breakthroughs in health and nutrition (Virgo).
We have just had the 3rd and final opposition between Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries; the truth shall set you free. Cannot think of a better description. The first and second opposition between Jupiter and Uranus occurred around Christmas 2016 and March 2017 respectively…think back to what ‘truths’ you may have had to face or that were revealed unexpectedly. It takes courage to face the truth and not stick your head in the sand. This Full Moon in Aries asks: Can this relationship allow me to be free to be me? We are mostly talking about romantic relationships but, really, all relationships you have with another come into play here. As a sign, Aries likes to be first, pioneering and pursues what it desires. With both Venus and Mars in Virgo, caution and being discriminating will temper the wilder side of Aries nicely.
For Virgos and Pisces (or ascendant) this could indicate a new love comes into your life, with all the romance (Neptune in opposition) surrounding it. The New Moon is at 26 degrees Libra on 19 October 2017. Relationships…again. This time a fresh start perhaps because of what action was taken, or announced at the Full Moon in Aries on 5 October 2017. Mercury will trine dreamy Neptune…listen to what your dreams are saying…but, on the flip side: Don’t believe everything you hear! Could be some very romantic ‘talk’. A lovely day on 27 October 2017 occurs when the Sun meets up with Jupiter in Scorpio…officially kicking off the Jupiter in Scorpio year. Good fortune meets up with hidden assets…finding gold in them hills! Being presented with something very valuable that may earn it’s keep later (think bonds, savings accounts, pensions).
Good Luck everyone!
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Rudhyar, D. An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases. Vintage Books Edition, 1974. Toronto: Canada.
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964. (2002). Silent spring. Boston :Houghton Mifflin,
Total Eclipse in Leo, New Moon on 21 August 2017 The Total Eclipse in Leo through the Houses
I’ve done this video from the very famous Downton Abbey, known as Highclere Castle here in Newbury, Berkshire, England. They do not allow you to take pictures inside at all, hence just the video on the grounds and a few stills.
My next video will have some pictures of my stay in Exeter College, Oxford, England where I have been staying for an astrology course with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in the UK. I look from my rooms to Exeter College and the beautiful square around the college.
There are 12 houses is the zodiac that refer to areas of your life.
1st House is demarcated by your ascendant and represents how you present to the world, how they see you. Now, you could decide to change many or all aspects of your life including your actual appearance.
2nd House represents your values, of yourself and the money you earn, your value system. You may have an event (or events) that lead you to acquire new values or new way of earning money.
3rd House represents communication essentially, your brothers and sisters and immediate environment. This is the house it falls I for me and it conjuncts my Jupiter…making these things even bigger. I have been writing a lot and writing storyboards for my videos!
4th House is the house you were born in and your present house and surroundings. Changes in this area…perhaps your childhood house is sold, you may change physical houses…or be forced to change something in your home from outside you.
5th House this house is a little more important at this eclipse because Leo (the sign the eclipse is occurring) rules the 5th House. It represents love (one of the reasons you keep hearing open up your heart…doing this will put you exactly where you need to be), games of chance, children (pregnancy can occur) and your own business (you could start one now).
6th House is your day to day work and health. If you have been ignoring a health problem it could knock very hard at your door; pay attention. You could start a new job or same job, new location.
7th House is relationships…all, whether business or romantic…I feel (because of the Leo associated heart association) and favor romantic/marriage relationships. Information or realizations will come to light you cannot ignore. Or a fated romantic relationship will come in.
8th House is hidden things. If you’ve been keeping something under wraps and secretive…it may all come out, unexpectedly (Uranus trines this eclipse). Taxes, pensions, inheritances…all these are ruled by this house. Think all things Scorpio and you know what this house means.
9th House travelling abroad, higher education, seeking spirituality (Sagittarius rules this house) and your goals for your ‘life pat.
10th House essentially is your career and goals surrounding your career. A new job/career, better, newer goals that can really help you achieve what you want in your career. A fortunate meeting with a man that can help you with your career.
11th House this is important too as it is opposite Leo (where the eclipse occurs) and Aquarius rules this house. This is an intellectual house, ruling friends, groups and organizations, hopes, wishes, the internet. Might be an appropriate time to put some fishing lines out for a love interest via the internet…this would be a positive way of using both the 11th house ruled by Aquarius and the 5th house, which is opposite, in Leo, ruling love.
12 House this house is rules by Pisces and indicates interior work inside…for instance psychological work. On a mundane level, getting much needed rest and sleep! Going on a workshop to explore your spirituality, or getting more involved with institutions like hospitals…all leading to manifesting your destiny.
Remember that Mars will conjunct this eclipse point early September 2017 and will start the “activating” process because of the Total Eclipse in Leo. This along with Mercury retrograde going stationary direct on 5 September 2017 at the exact degree point may bring up some interesting announcements and communications regarding the direction in life, individually and collectively we decide to go down.
Solar Eclipse and Mercury Retrograde in Virgo
Mercury goes retrograde in Virgo at 11Virgo38 on 13 August 2017.
Mercury rules two signs; Gemini and Virgo. As Mercury is in its home sign of Virgo it gives it more significance.
We look to when Mercury was in shadow by seeing at what degree and sign Mercury eventually goes direct.
Using an ephemeris, we see that it is at 28 Leo 26 on 25 July 2017. This is when many astrologers say the retrograde starts. This encompasses the period from 25 July through 5 September 2017. It causes us to rethink! (what happened at the total Solar Eclipse in Leo on 21 Sept 2017).
Of interest is that Mercury stations direct on 5 September 2017 at the same degree point of the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo at 28 degrees Leo. Whatever happened then: internal or external event (or both!) may result in a message or announcement on the 5 September 2017, or something becomes very clear that was not before.
Virgo rules attention to detail especially as it relates to Ideas and the practical applications of those ideas. We may lose sight of the big picture as we focus on the detail. However, when Mercury retrogrades back into Leo those ideas have a big picture effect now. So, taking the details, you worked out in Virgo you can apply them to the big picture on how you will get on your path of destiny revealed on or about the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on 21 August 2017. Remember this is at least a 6-month period although you could have something happen exactly on the 21 August 2017!
Two other planets affect this Mercury retrograde Mars also in Leo at a critical degree of 29 Leo suggesting energy to help you work out the details and the big picture and Uranus in fellow fire sign, Aries 28 degrees- providing inspiration and out of the blue surprises.
Just after this Mercury retrograde goes direct a finger of god or Yod is formed from Venus at 27 degrees Leo and Jupiter at 26 degrees Libra, both pointing to Chiron (our wounding, where we need healing) at 26 degrees Pisces. This says: Love heals all, open your heart.
Rumi says: Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
Michelsen, N.F (1988). The American Ephemeris for the 21st Century 2001 to 2050. ACS Publications Inc: San Diego, CA.
Video Edited by Tami Magaro
Summer 2017 Full & New Moons & Eclipses
Bringing together the messages from the Full Moon in Capricorn- 8/9 July, New Moon in Leo at 0 degrees Leo on 23 July, Full Moon eclipse in Aquarius at 15 degrees Aquarius on 7 August and New Moon Total Solar eclipse in Leo on 21 August 2017.
Let’s start with the upcoming Full Moon in Capricorn 8th July Pacific.
Full Moons are all about bringing things to a head or conclusion. They tend to be emotional and makes us more anxiety prone and quick to anger. But…with the Full Moon in Capricorn conjuncting lord of the underworld, and all intense, Pluto…and Mars, planet of action in the opposite sign of Cancer…ruled by the Moon and emotions…we have a hot mess! Ha Ha! It may not feel good and you just want this uncomfortable feeling to go away. Why is it happening? This is a time of purging and letting stuff go that you know is no longer serving who you are…and many are on a path of enlightenment…many more are seeking. If you have been already cleaning things up in your life…then this Full Moon may actually bring you some rewards, your soul may evolve and reach for a higher state of being…you may also benefit financially with Pluto and hidden wealth being opposed by Mars…for SOME. Most likely you’ll need to let go of things, people, places, habits. Rumi quote: Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.
Okay, so this leads to the New Moon in Leo…at a critical degree point of 0 degrees when all the new energy (Leo) is being presented. Leo is about having fun, being creative (including creating babies and businesses), taking risks and being in love! Lots to pick from…and you could have them all. Your decision will be what you do want to create new at this time…it doesn’t mean you have to have everything ‘new’ sorted out…just what needs to be ‘new’…now that you got rid of the old (from the Full Moon in Capricorn). Rumi quote: When you feel at peaceful joy, that is when you are near truth.
Next up is the Full Moon eclipse in Aquarius…this is important as this is where the South Nodes of the Moon (what we know well and need to stop defaulting too…why, cause it doesn’t help us grow) in the Universe are…and it (naturally) opposes the North Nodes of the Moon of Destiny…where we are all supposed to be heading or at least developing into. Our destiny path in other words. So, this is a time if you’ve not let go of past ‘stuff’…here comes the universe to help.
This can manifest in many ways but, usually things get taken away: jobs, relationships, place you live, stuff! In your heart you will know that it needs to GO. And that it actually feels good on one level. It’s just that you’ll feel a little vulnerable without your crutches. For those that have been working on getting ‘stuff’ out of their lives…and they’ve had issues trying to move it ‘out’? here comes a big helping hand to move it off your path of destiny and allow you to move into what you were always meant to be. This may be a time for some where they say: Finally I get to be me! And it is a rewarding and fulfilling time where doors start opening up. Embrace change and be brave stepping on your path that has your name all over it! At this time and over the coming months (maybe even year) the universe will provide unexpected support when you need it. Have faith and believe! Rumi quote: These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.
A big culminating point is the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo, which is a New Moon at 28 degrees Leo on 21 August 2017. This is the universe giving all of us a clean start…creatively this is off the charts! If you are already in a creative career you may produce some of your greatest work. Remember that events, people, new things won’t necessarily all pop up at once. This Total Eclipse will last for at least 6 months. Watch as the pieces fall into place…
Rumi quote: Be foolishly in love, because love is all there is.
If you have not been doing any clearing or cleaning up the Universe will clearly provide you with an opportunity to get on your true path of destiny…it may be uncomfortable. There are many powerful connecting aspects to this Total Solar Eclipse (besides being able to physically see it in many states across the USA) that support a full change in all of us…especially as it relates to shining our light. Being who we are supposed to be…doing what we are supposed to be doing, being with whom we are supposed to be with, being in a place that resonates with our soul. Uranus is providing enlightenment by a very favorable trine with this eclipse and the galactic center has Saturn hovering over it potentially providing structure to messages sent from source, the universe.
Our job is to listen and take the steps we need to be the best we can be…they don’t have to be big. An idea in our mind might be the first thing…then we wrestle with it, talk to friends about it, get expert advice about it and then ‘take action’…knowing one step will truly lead to the next. Lots of folks will take risks they’ve been dreaming about…sometimes for decades! This especially applies to those born with Pluto (transformation required!) exactly at this point of the Total eclipse approximately mid-1950’s to 1957/8 and also those with Uranus (planet of enlightenment opportunities) in their natal charts…folks born approximately 1961, 1962. If you have your own natal chart, look to see where 27-30 degrees of Leo fall (I do tight orbs) 1 degree of Virgo is okay too. That is the area of your life that will be affected. See too if you have any planets here…personal planets will express their nature…for instance, Venus natally at this point of the Total Eclipse in Leo…can mean both a love will leave and/or arrive! All depends if that person is assisting you on your path of destiny…or blocking you.
Rumi quote: Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
The total Eclipse in Leo falls in his 8th house of other people’s money or shared resources. He may be provided monies from the Royal vault! He has a Scorpio Jupiter return in the 10th house of career, Oct 2017. Also, an increase in Royal (Jupiter) career- more formalized.
His progressed Sun, Mercury and Venus are all in the 7th house of contracted duty. He is born to be King. His rising sign or Ascendant is Sagittarius, it is ruled by Jupiter – the planet of Royalty. His north nodes of the Moon in Cancer of destiny conjuncts the UK’s chart Midheaven in Cancer. Clearly, his destiny is tied in directly with the UK. He was born on a New Moon Eclipse in Cancer too.
On 24 Oct 2018, the Full Moon exactly conjuncts Queen Elizabeth II Sun and sextiles (provides opportunity) to Prince William’s Sun. This may be a time Queen Elizabeth II sets the stage for Prince William’s next Royal role.
Catherine, his wife does not have a time down for her birth so, we cannot ascertain which house the eclipse falls in for her. We do know, however, that transformational Pluto conjuncts her Sun at the time of the Total Eclipse in Leo. Suggesting her personal transformation will in turn transform others e.g. her children and perhaps her husband.
Prince William may take a more formal role in Royal duties and title to match – Oct 2018. Uranus, planet of surprise and shocks will trine his Moon, then north nodes of the Moon of destiny July 2021. Catherine’s Sun will have Pluto forming a conjunction to it exactly Sept/Oct 2018, indicating a major transformation of herself by those in power (Pluto).