July 2013 will see a grand trine - where three planets are each 120° apart in the sky - in this case Jupiter (Cancer), Saturn (Scorpio) and Neptune (Pisces). These three planets have not formed a grand trine relationship since the turn of the year 1749-50, again in water signs (1929 came close, though was disassociate). An internet search of ‘grand trine 2013’ will pull in some interesting comments, but it would seem to be a good time for blessing one’s dreams, especially if you have planets round about 5° of Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces. The trine will be within orb from the beginning of July until mid August and will be closest round about 16-19 July.
Read Christina Rodenbeck's July 2013 post here.
The BBC is one many organisations and Countries (including the UK 1801) formed on 1st. January. Originally the BBC was a private company started on 18 October 1922, but its current form was established under a Royal Charter in 1927. All these 1st. January entities will have the Sun at about 9 or 10 degrees of Capricorn, so Pluto is already or soon will be transiting this point. Most of these organisations have a legal midnight formation time which also places the IC of the chart here, usually a degree or so earlier. The pattern seems therefore to be the foundations being rocked followed by turmoil, reorganisation and transformation. As this time and date every year also has a descendant round about 6 degrees of Aries - where Uranus currently is - the full impact of the ongoing Pluto-Uranus square will be emphasised in all 1st. January organisations.
Mars will be visible above the Moon this evening (24th. July), low in the West, with Saturn a little to the right above the bright star Spica. Mars will move closer to Saturn over the next few weeks, reaching astrological conjunction on 15th. August. For some interesting thoughts on the relationship between these planets and Spica, see Bernadette Brady’s newsletter from January 2012. http://www.zyntara.com/VisualAstrologyNewsletters/van_Jan2012/van_jan2012.html
A small group of us met at the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham this morning and toasted Neptune's change of sign with the Spa waters, and over tea and cake in the park, a lively discussion on Neptune in Pisces, and the position of the astrological model in our culture, ensued. Interesting that today there are Sun, Moon and four planets in Aries to welcome Neptune into Pisces. (Incidentally, predicting the future position of Neptune more than ten years ahead is still a challenge to mathematicians, so the exact moment of change could be wrong in your ephemeris, by hours or even several days).
I noticed in the news today 'AC Grayling has written a book which offers atheists a "bible" of their very own'. I wonder if this was released to coincide with his birthday (3.4.49) - surely no-one would be so superstitious ? He has Sun and three planets in Aries, plus, a nice one for a philosopher, a Sun-Neptune opposition within a degree of exactness, transiting Saturn exact on his Neptune today. In the way that us 'apophenic' astrologers seek connections where perhaps none exist, it struck me that the 'Ten Commandments' he suggests, which are probably better considered as 'humanist' than 'atheist', might correspond to the ten planetary archetypes of astrology. So for fun, here's his list with my suggestions :
Love well (Venus), seek the good in all things (Jupiter), harm no others (Neptune), think for yourself (Uranus), take responsibility (Saturn), respect nature (Moon), do your utmost (Pluto), be informed (Mercury), be kind (Sun), be courageous (Mars).
The new round of negotiation started on the morning of 2.Sep.10. Does astrology provide any clues to outcomes ? I haven't found a time, but the one I guessed (10:30am) places the current Venus-Mars conjunction in Libra right on the Ascendant i.e. rising in Washington. What could be better for peace negotiations ? Or are they just hidden away in the twelfth house ? As for retrograde Mercury, maybe this is helpful for re-visiting and re-evaluating and maybe the idea of "unexpected outcomes" associated with this work in the talks' favour. The big sticking point however is that Saturn-Pluto square. Immoveable sides and, one might argue, the exclusion of Hamas. Saturn is however now separating in the aspect, so maybe this isn't as bad as it looks.
Kris Lee and Graham Boston are astrologers who help run Aquarius Severn.
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