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~Lunar Nodes~the secret of our past life

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mystery of lunar nodes

Probably one of the most inspirational astrology books I have read in my entire professional life so far is “Astrology for the Soul” by Jan Spiller. Many astrology fans, even some professional readers, from time to time neglect how important nodes of the moon are in a natal birth chart and progressed chart. Clients who are learning astrology themselves would usually know more about their planets, such as sun sign in Leo, moon sign in Cancer and rising sign is Aquarius, etc. Astrology is widely used in predicting future trends and analysing current situations by observing the movement of the plants. In natal astrology, we focus on the positions and relationships of the planets at the time a person is born, and find out tendencies including both strength and weaknesses in a person and thus have better understanding about ourselves for potential improvement. Lunar nodes, though technically speaking are not actually celestial planets, they are very sensitive points in our birth chart to reveal essential information for us.  Especially when we go more in depth to analyse a person’s psychological process, the nodes suddenly become the most prominent. This is not to say that two people having the same nodes share the identical life journey, but there usually are certain tendencies and patterns shared in-between.

So what are the nodes, and where are they in our birth charts? 

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lunar nodes

In our birth chart, there are two symbols looking like an upright horseshoe and a reverse horseshoe, respectively North node and South node of the Moon. These two points in our charts are not referring to a specific physical planet, neither do they tell us the location of the actual Moon(even they are called the Node of the MOON). They are the two points at which the orbit of the Moon intersects the ecliptic. (As we know the moon’s orbiting sphere is slightly tilted away from the ecliptic, which is the sphere where the earth orbits the Sun.) The North node, also known as the Dragon Head, is where the Moon moves into the northern ecliptic; and the south node, also named the Dragon Tail, is where the Moon enters the southern ecliptic hemisphere. Because North node and South node are pointing at two opposite directions, they are always 180 degrees apart, thus they will always in exactly opposite signs in our chart: North node in Leo with South node in Aquarius; North node at 6° in Libra with South node at 6° in Aries etc. 

Since the earth is perpetually orbiting the Sun on the ecliptic and the Moon is doing the same on a slightly tilted sphere around the earth, the two intercepted points between the two spheres are also changing. As we know, the 12 zodiac signs are on the ecliptic, and the Moon’s nodes always regress in motion as a scientific fact. Thus when the nodes regress, the direction they point at is also moving from one sign to another in the backward motion. For example, instead progressing from Aries to Taurus, they move back from Aries to Pisces, Aquarius and Capricorn etc.) The nodes of the moon will complete one 360° cycle in about 18~19 years and back to its original place, so in average the node will stay in a specific sign for a year and half. You can imagine, it is very possible that people born not far from your own birthday could share the same node positions with you. For example, if you were born on June 1st in 1941, your North node is would be in Virgo, and South node in Pisces; and people born between May 25th in 1941 and November 21st in 1942 share the same North node sign and South node sign.* Below is a simple calendar to check your North node sign and South node sign.

*If you were born on the first day or last day of each node sign, I highly recommend that you check your node position with a professional astrologer or with credible astrology softwares available online. The sign could be different based on where on earth you were born and what time you were born. For example, based on the calendar, 21st November 1942 is the last day with North node in Virgo. However if you were born in Hong Kong after 2:16pm on the 21st, you North node would have entered North node in Leo. 

Below I have put together a calender for you to easily check what your north node and south node is. 

BEGINS

ENDS

North node IN

South node IN

August 20, 1967

April 19, 1969

Aries

Libra

April 20, 1969

November 2, 1970

Pisces

Virgo

November 3, 1970

April 27, 1972

Aquarius

Leo

April 28, 1972

October 26, 1973

Capricorn

Cancer

October 27, 1973

July 9, 1975

Sagittarius

Gemini

July 10, 1975

January 7, 1977

Scorpio

Taurus

January 8, 1977

July 5, 1978

Libra

Aries

July 6, 1978

January 5, 1980

Virgo

Pisces

January 6, 1980

January 6, 1980

Leo

Aquarius

January 7, 1980

January 12, 1980

Virgo

Pisces

January 13, 1980

September 24, 1981

Leo

Aquarius

September 25, 1981

March 15, 1983

Cancer

Capricorn

March 16, 1983

September 11, 1984

Gemini

Sagittarius

September 12, 1984

April 6, 1986

Taurus

Scorpio

April 7, 1986

May 5, 1986

Aries

Libra

May 6, 1986

May 8, 1986

Taurus

Scorpio

May 9, 1986

December 2, 1987

Aries

Libra

December 3, 1987

May 22, 1989

Pisces

Virgo

May 23, 1989

November 18, 1990

Aquarius

Leo

November 19, 1990

August 1, 1992

Capricorn

Cancer

August 2, 1992

February 1, 1994

Sagittarius

Gemini

February 2, 1994

July 31, 1995

Scorpio

Taurus

August 1, 1995

January 24, 1997

Libra

Aries

January 25, 1997

October 20, 1998

Virgo

Pisces

October 21, 1998

April 8, 2000

Leo

Aquarius

April 9, 2000

October 12, 2001

Cancer

Capricorn

October 13, 2001

April 13, 2003

Gemini

Sagittarius

April 14, 2003

December 26, 2004

Taurus

Scorpio

December 27, 2004

June 22, 2006

Aries

Libra

June 23, 2006

December 14, 2007

Pisces

Virgo

December 15, 2007

August 21, 2009

Aquarius

Leo

August 22, 2009

March 3, 2011

Capricorn

Cancer

March 4, 2011

August 29, 2012

Sagittarius

Gemini

August 29, 2012

February 18, 2014

Scorpio

Taurus

February 19, 2014

November 11, 2015

Libra

Aries

November 12, 2015

May 9, 2017

Virgo

Pisces

May 10, 2017

November 6, 2018

Leo

Aquarius

November 7, 2018

May 5, 2020

Cancer

Capricorn

May 6, 2020

January 18, 2022

Gemini

Sagittarius

In astrology, the reason for which the nodes are so critical in a chart lies in that they are karmic points in which we discover our past tendencies and our future fulfilment. The north node represents our karmic paths and the lessons we were born into this world to learn and master. The south node reveals the challenges and gifts we have brought in from previous lifetimes. They basically suggest that we all come into this life with some underdeveloped attributes together with some overdeveloped aspects in our characters. 

In Karmic Astrology, the south node tells us where we come from, who we were in our previous life and the skills we have already mastered. In a positive way, a natural talent or strength is usually reflected by the south node. Have you heard people say something like “Oh, definitely! He is a natural!” For example, teaching and passing on knowledge is the domain of Sagittarius, and I have seen many clients who are natural teachers and speakers have their south node in Sagittarius. I had a client who told me when he taught a class in front of 200 people for the first time, he felt somehow as if he had done it before, and it felt familiar. This is exactly how South node works in our life. It shows our natural tendencies and the gift we have brought into our current incarnation. South node in Aries tends to give us the natural strength of independence; south node in Pisces makes us compassionate and loving, south node in Capricorn people tend to be very responsible and hard working…

South node reveals gifts, but it also is our comfort zone and could even become our blockage in life in the long run. The reason is because the South node traits are something we have already achieved in our past life and we were born with. When we came into this incarnation, there is a different purpose, and there is usually something different for us to achieve. The south node could be our safety net, which we could fall back on. But when attaching ourselves to our past, we stop exploring the new, and thus the karmic lesson we were born to learn in this lifetime is not being mastered. This is usually why when we hold on to our south node tendencies for too long, we tend to feel stuck and a lack of growth. Some people are so stuck in their south node that their talents and gifts from their past life would even stop working for them at some point. The client I mentioned above experienced the same. Teaching was his “comfort zone”, ruled by his south node in Sagittarius. After 7 years teaching, he felt something was missing. He even lost the the motivation to pursue his teaching career. Eventually he resigned from his teaching position at a local community college and embarked on a new journey in a completely different field. His exact words to me: “It’s not like I cannot teach. I actually am a very good teacher. But I am mentally tired of it. I feel there has to be something more inspiring for me to do.” That’s right, he said something “inspiring”. If there is one thing not gained from our South node, it probably would be inspiration. 

However this is NOT to say that everything we are good at is our south node talent and we must abandon them. South node is a comfort zone or it could be a temporary haven for us. It could be used to save ourselves when we are in crisis. It is like a emergency box when we need it, but it is not the purpose of our life. The best way is to explore the potential of our north node (the lesson and learning we must do in our current life) with the assistance of our south node (the talent and strength we have). The north node and the south node are like a seesaw effect in our life, we constantly balance them. We take advantage of our gifts from the south node, but we cannot never rely on it forever; and yet we must be courageous enough to form the habit of our north node, which will give us growth and development. The client I just mentioned left his teaching position as a career goal, but he should still keep using his skills back in college teaching time when he pursues his new career, such as his eloquence and his panache in public speaking. The fulfilment and happiness we experience from our north node is beyond materialistic success and professional status, it is a joy shining from within.

Because south node is from our past, generally speaking people tend to be more blind to their south node tendencies, and if they grabbed the opportunity to go through the north node “life lessons”, they will become more aware of their nodal energies later in life. Understanding north node in real life somehow feels like an epiphany. For example, I had a client who has south node in Libra in the 8th House. (Later in the next chapter, you will see the tendencies that need to be left behind for south node in Libra people.)  She was married for 25 years. During her marriage, she made tremendous amount of sacrifices for her husband’s happiness. On the other hand, she always felt her husband never understood her needs and rarely reciprocated in a fair way. But she didn’t do much about it because she wanted the relationship as her security net very much. When she was in her mid 50s, her husband suddenly decided he wanted a divorce. Her life suddenly fell apart. She was extremely distressed, sad and scared because she was forced by the Universe to learn her own karmic lesson---her psychological independence and self-awareness. It was many years delayed. She relied her entire happiness on her relationship with her husband. Now the husband is gone, she is no longer someone’s wife, and she no longer knew who she was and how to position herself in life. It took her a while to stand up again and see herself as an individual, but later she found her happiness by reaching her north node in Aries in the 2nd house, which brought much financial confidence, emotional independence and self-love for herself.

In the next chapter in my journal, I will write more in details about the  attributes to develope as well as the tendencieis to leave begind for the 12 signs in north nodes. Remember to check your north node and south node to find your own life path.

A little big extra information: There are a lot more elements we must look at in a birth chart to find a balanced analysis, such your Sun and Moon relationship, your house ruler, your ascendant and midheaven(don’t worry now if you don’t what they are)… In relation to lunar node, it is also important to find out the rulers of your north node and south node to find success. For example, north node in Virgo is ruled by Mercury, and south node in Pisces is co-ruled by Neptune and Jupiter. If at the time of this person’s birth, Mercury and Neptune/Jupiter are in conjunction or in a harmonious aspect such as sextile or trine, the life lesson could be learned more smoothly and easily, since the bridge from the South node to the North node is already there. More challenging aspects such us opposition and square might cause some delay or difficulties, but it might require more active effort from our side to reach our north node potential. A female client of mine has her south node in Leo and north node in Aquarius, however there are not much Leo past life tendencies she carries, and it seems naturally she has embraced her north node traits at a very young age. When I looked closer at her birth chart, I noticed she had Sun (ruler of Leo) in conjunction with Uranus(ruler of Aquarius), which brought her south node and north node energy together for a smooth and early transition. Don’t worry if this doesn’t make much sense to you. In the following chapters we will spend some time looking at the planets and nodes relationships more in details. 

 

Letao~the Kingdom Healer

www.thehealingkingdom.com

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Dreams Come True~the magical lunar cycle

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I remember in my childhood every Chinese new year when families and relatives get together to celebrate, we make our wishes for the 12 months ahead. “I want to have more money!”, “I want to lose 20 pounds!”, or “I want to meet my knight in shining armour”. It is interesting that making wishes has been a very strong tradition in the human society when new year comes. It symbolises a new beginning, a refreshing start, no more lingering around in the past.

Years ago I came across a book written by Jan Spiller. It is talking about how to make wishes come true by ustilizing the magic power of the moon cycle.  It tells us that in the universe, anything initiated on the days of the new moon, it tends to have rapid growth. This theory makes a lot of sense when we think about making wishes on Chinese new year day. Chinese new year is based on the lunar calendar. It is the first day of new moon of lunar January, and in Western astrology, this lunar new year day happens to always be the new moon in Aquarius day. In fact, the earliest day of Lunar Chinese new year days since 1901 is on 21st January, and latest day is 20th February in 1920 and 1985. All those days are within the solar Aquarius month. Aquarius in astrology has always been associated with long term wishes, hopes and our inspirations for the future.

For centuries, farmers across the world have studied the cycle of the moon, and they have learnt when to plant crops for best harvest; ocean tides are repeating its pattern due to the gravitational pull of the moon; animals such as lion and other predators attack more during the week after a full moon; even for human, the female menstruation cycle is very in line with the moon’s movement and further linked to how it affects our mood and feelings. The moon has an ethereal power over the livings on the earth. In astrology, the moon symbolises our emotion, security, family, mother and our inner self. New moon is the moment when moon leaves the sun from our viewpoint and starts its new journey for the next 27 days, it is the fresh starting point; while the full moon is the symbol of completion, it is the moment when the moon reaches its peak energy. It is so bright and round that it expands our awareness and draws the energy to the surface of we are considering. It is the culmination of whatever that has been planted on the new moon day. When we make our wishes on the new moon day, it will develop together with the movement of the moon, getting fuller and fuller.

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Making wishes on the new moon day is a magical ritual that everyone can do. In Jan’s book “New Moon Astrology”, she pointed out several important rules to make wishes:

  1. Do write your wishes down by hand each month. (no typing on computer)
  2. Do Not write more than 10wishes , but more than 1 wish on each new moon day.
  3. Do date and keep your wish lists, and make your wishes up to 48 hours after the exact time of the new moon
  4. Avoid Void of Course.

Here I want to add a bit more explanation about for the above points and how to write our moon wishes each month to help your wishes come true.

  1. Always have a nice journal book. Treat it as your sacred sanctuary where you pray, wish, and protect. I recommend that we keep the moon journey in the bedroom, since the moon is the nocturnal power, it manifests itself more potently at night time. Keep it close to our dreams.
  2. The number of our wishes do matter. Jan in her book recommended that we should limit our monthly wishes up to 10. However in my research, I recommend that we make no more than 6 wishes per month, and 2 wishes in each area of our lives, such 2 for love, 2 for career and 2 for finance etc.The reason is that the moon will travel through 6 zodiac signs from new moon to full moon as its empowering half cycle. Each of these 6 signs will inject more momentum in the related areas that we wish for. The other 6 signs are in the fading phase of the moon after its culmination, thus it is less powerful.
  3. Definitely write down the date, time as well as the place of your journaling. This is a format I would use: 23rd December, 2019   6:40pm in Hong Kong: New Moon in Capricorn. Timing and place are important. Why? For example, new moon has entered Capricorn at 6:40pm on 23rd Dec in Hong Kong, however if you live in San Francisco, new moon is yet to happen at 6:40pm of 23rd Dec in PST, and it is vital we wait until after the exact time of the new moon. Recording time when we write our journals is also a way for us to convey to the cosmos that we understand this principle and we comply with it. Remember, the reason our wishes will come true is because the moon is becoming fuller and fuller in this first 14 days journey. If we start making wishes too early, the moon might still be at the end of its closing cycle, and it won’t manifest its power for us.
  4. Void of Course might not be a familiar concept to many people. Basically it is the period of time when the moon has passed its last major aspect to a planet before entering the next sign. For example, on 17 Oct 1963, new moon starts its cycle at 23° in Libra. However, since there won’t be any major aspects (conjunction, sextile, trine, square and opposition) the new moon will form until it enters into Scorpio, the several hours from 23° Libra till 0° Scorpio is Void of Course. In astrology, Void of Course is the time when the Moon is wandering in the sky without a “purpose". Because the moon has done projecting its energy with each planet through a specific sign, but not yet ready to start in the next. Initiating new projects is not recommended. Thus when we are trying to manifest our wishes, we must avoid this time. 

Below is the new moon calendar I have put together for 2020. Remember to write your wishes within 48 hours of the new moon date/time, but also avoid the void of course on the right side.

2020 New Moon enters:

Date

Time

Avoid (void of course)

Aquarius

25th January

5:43am

-

Pisces

23rd Feburary

11:33pm

-

Aries

24th March

5:29pm

-

Taurus

23rd April

10:27am

-

Gimini

23rd May

1:40am

-

Cancer 1

21st June

2:42pm

-

Cancer 2

21st July

1:34am

1:54am~ 4:17am

Leo

19th August

10:42am

1:38pm~ 4:21pm

Virgo

17th September

7:00pm

7:40pm~ 2:57am on the 18th September

Libra

17th October

3:32am

6:10am~ 1:06pm

Scorpio

15th November

1:08pm

7:10pm~ 11:46pm

Sagittarius

15th December

12:16am

12:16am~ 11:36am

 

The next question is, what should we wish for on the new moon day? Can we wish for anything?

As we know the new moon starts its journey in a specific sign each month. Each zodiac sign has different vibration. In the previous chapters I talked about the different qualities of signs, some are fire, some are water, some are fixed and some are mutable. For example, Taurus is a fixed earth sign. The characteristics of Taurus energy is "steady, patient and grounded". This energy is more positively and easily manifested if our wish is to do with finance and our security compared to "I want to become more witty and quick in my thinking"; likewise, Libra carries the energy of diplomacy, cooperation and social grace, and it wouldn't be a good choice if we were wishing for "courage and directness in my speech" when new moon starts its journey in this relationship oriented sign. So for each month, we do need to look at where the new moon begins its cycle. The next new moon is in Aquarius on 25th January 2020. Aquarius is the sign of invention, futuristic ideas, humantarian attitudes and general friendships. Here are some examples of what we could wish for for the Aquarius new moon ritual:

-I want brilliant ideas and inventive solutions to come to me to resolve (...).

-I want to easily contribute more selfesssly to my community and support myself as well as the people around me.

-I want to easily find myself recognising and meeting the right people to form healthy, mutual empowering and long lasting friendships.

Below is a recommended guidance on what things to wish for for each new moon cycle.

Aries

self, appearance, independence, physical stamina

Libra

marriage, relationships, business partnerships

Taurus

money, possession and value system

Scorpio

sex, inheritance, tax and join ventures

Gemini

communication, adaptability and daily commute

Sagittarius

long haul travel, religion and higher education

Cancer

mother, home, family

Capricorn

career, professional reputation and father

Leo

romance, creativity and children

Aquarus

community, friendships, humanitarianism, future

Virgo

health, daily work, service

Pisces

spirituality, cosmos, subconsciousness

 So, what is going to be your next new moon wish? 

Love and Desire~the soul union of Venus and Mars

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Every culture has its beautiful legends of love, and in Greek and Roman traditions, myths of love, sexuality and relationship flourish. Aphrodite, the great goddess of love and beauty was said to rise from the sea foam near the south shore of Cyprus. Its counterpart Venus is the Roman goddess appeared in countless artworks during the Renaissance period. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite’s passionate lover is Ares, god of war, who was later worshipped by the romans as Mars. The dynamic interconnection between these iconic gods is also eternalised throughout astrological tradition. Venus and Mars are the eponymous planets in our horoscope that call for love, desire and relationship.

Venus is the planet in astrology symbolising love and pleasure. It reflects our ability to show affection, to appreciate beauty and to feel attraction. In ancient Greek mythology, Aphrodite is constantly involved in passionate love affairs and sexual explorations. Here what we must understand is that Venus in astrology is not directly linked to marriage per se, since marriage is more about traditional value and family formality. Venus is the erotic love instead of marriage bond. She was unrepentant in her sensuality, and chose her lovers freely with her raw instinct. Even though the King of Gods Zeus, in order to control the wild Aphrodite, arranged her marriage with Hephaestus, Aphrodite found her desire to ravished by the masculine God of war Ares. Venus in our horoscope reflects what we are attracted to, and what we need in romance. For example, Venus in Cancer desires a man who is nurturing, protective and sympathetic; while Venus in Sagittarius craves mutual freedom, and mutual development through adventuring together; Venus in Gemini always needs conversation and intellectual rapport with the loved one; while Venus in Scorpio looks for intensity, passion and have a strong tendency to see sex as a barometer of love. Do you know your Venus sign? You can check at https://www.astroreveal.com/Find-venus-Sign.aspx , and below is a quick interesting slogan chart to tell what your Venus sign says about you:

Venus in

slogan

Ares

Who says there is no love at first sight??

Taurus

I wanna make you warm and snugly!

Gemini

Communication is the key, and I want to talk!

Cancer

Nurture me! Protect me!

Leo

Be passionate and dramatic!

Virgo

I will make everything perfect for you!

Libra

I am in love with love!

Scorpio

I love you and I hate you, and I love you again.

Sagittarius

I want to grow together!

Capricorn

I love you and I take full responsibility!

Aquarius

You are my lover, but also my best friend.

Pisces

Dreamy and romantic love is the best!

So which one is you? :-)

 

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Since Venus is also the goddess of beauty, our own sense of beauty is often influenced by the aspects that Venus forms in our horoscope. In the myth, Venus constantly looks for love and seduction; in our modern society, we also see both some men and women would go on a sexual adventure to look for approval and validation of their own value. “If I can sleep 5 women this month, I am a stud!”, or “She has a great boyfriend, I don’t, and it is because I am not as attractive as she is”. The fundamental message of Venus in our horoscope starts from self love and self respect first. What is your criteria to feel beautiful inside and outside? Do you love yourself? I have noticed in my years of working with clients, especially in a female’ chart, Saturn and Venus harsh aspects (conjunction, opposition and square) clients tend to have a lot of negative feelings about their own beauty. They usually grow up in an environment where they feel unattractive due to lack of acknowledgement from the family or friends. For example, a client of mine with Saturn square Venus talked about her lack of confidence about her appearance. She is actually an attractive girl, but she never feels so because she grew up with her sister, who was always the one loved and told beautiful by her parents; and when she went to school, the girls around her tend to be all good looking and boys tend to “overlook” her in the group. It is important to be aware that many of those experience are more psychological. The first step to cultivate a healthy Venus in us is about building a strong base of self love and acknowledgement. Only by knowing how to receive love from ourselves, can we relate to others and exchange love freely without our own subjective censorship.

The last message Venus gives us is our ability to social and relate to others. This quality is also seen in the zodiac sign Libra, the sign Venus rules in a horoscope. A prominent venus with harmonious aspects with other planets in a person’s horoscope usually gives the native very smooth social skills(especially with Mars or Moon), and they tend to feel comfortable and confident in group gatherings, parties, and any type of social environments. While challenging aspects might make us feel vulnerable, afraid of socialising with strangers, and nervous due to fear of judgement and lack of confidence. However, having Venus in challenging aspects does not mean we are just doomed to be the awkward one out there. The first thing we must do for our Venus is to know how to establish healthy relationships with ourselves instead of letting self-denial and self-loath overwhelm us. There are also many small things we can do daily to make the Venusian energy live and breathe through us, such as having fresh flowers at home, listen to beautiful music, dance, put on a floral dress instead of simple black pants….Venus loves brightness, sexual differentiation and fragrance. If you are a man, have a nice haircut, wear stylish suits once a weak, and take good care of your physics. Venus will be manifested. 

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Ares is the God whom Aphrodite adores and loves. Mars, the Roman mythology counterpart was long worshiped by the Roman empire army. He was associated with spring, fertility and growth. In fact the reason for which our 3rd month of the year named “March” is from Mars--It is the start of the spring in the northern hemisphere. Aries, the ram shaped zodiac sign is ruled by Mars, also is associated with the northern vernal equinox. As the father of Romulus, who was the founder of Rome, Mars was revered by the ancient. To the Romans, Mars was the protector of their empire, and psychologically Mars is the defender of our ego and individuality.

In astrology, Mars governs our aggression, sense of action, forcefulness as well as sex drive. Seen as a red coloured planet in the sky, Mars is a fiery planet. It ignites our passion and keep us driven in our endeavours. Without Mars, we wouldn't feel any ambition, desire and strength. A prominent Mars in horoscope makes the native driven, courageous and very masculine. Mars conjunct Ascendant natives have a very strong sense of presence. They are natural leaders, independent, and fight for what they want instead of wait around. Mars is also a source of energy. People who have Aries on midheaven or Mars conjunct midheaven in horoscope tend to work in professions that require a lot of physical stamina, such as fitness coach, professional athlete or in the military. Finally, Mars is our masculinity and sex drive. A prominent Mars with harmonious aspects with other planets in a native’s chart usually shows a smooth expression of their masculine energy. They feel confident like an emperor standing on top of the world. The challenging aspects with Mars and Saturn in a man's horoscope could cause self-consciousness about their own masculinity, and they from time to time hold themselves back from expressing their true desire.

When Mars' influence becomes too strong, it can also turn negative if we let it roar without channeling it healthily. In Greek mythology, Ares is known for its bad temper and destructive behaviour. When we we are being too feisty and all riled up with someone, it is the Mars in us that is exploding. It could bring conflict and strife, tension and anger, even accidents and violence.

Venus and Mars being the feminine and masculine, passive and assertive, yin and yang, wet and dry, complements of one another. Anyone who gazes at a seductive and alluring actress is revering Venus, while the one who steals a desirous look at the shiny bodybuilder working out on the beach is worshiping Mars. In a individual’s horoscope, Mars’ sign signifies who type of men you are attracted to; and Venus shows what type of women you are drawn to. By analysing the position of our own Venus and Mars, we will have a clear understanding about what we really need in romance and relationships. For example, Venus in Cancer natives honours emotional attachment and they tend to want to nurture their lovers; while Venus in Aquarius natives are usually attracted by the uniqueness and independence in their partner, and they tend to love their partner like loving a good friend. When two people are looking at their chemistry, woman’s Venus and man’s Mars positions are critical, especially when they form a conjunction—there is usually instant sexual attraction from both sides and is irresistible.

When we have our own Venus and Mars forming harmonious aspects with each other, it is a good indication of great balance of yin and yang, masculine and feminine within ourselves(Venus trine or sextile Mars). These people are usually charming, radiant, and easily attract people to them. Especially in social situations, they get along with both men and women, and their charisma makes them popular in the crowd. Square and opposition between Venus and Mars could cause certain imbalance and delay in relationships, but these natives are extremely creative and passionate. Usually good relationships come to them after they learn their lessons at a younger age, so that they are balanced in themselves.

Next time when you raise your head and see the bright Venus shining in the night sky, remember there is always love in life, there is always love to believe in. 

 

Letao~the Kingdom Healer

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The fascinating astrological moon in us

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Many people know their zodiac sign as “Leo”, “ Gemini”, or “Scorpio” etc, but when asked “What is your moon sign?” People tend to get a bit confused and they ask, “what do you mean by moon sign?” In today’s journal, we will talk a little bit about the moon and how it works with us in astrology.

First of all, when someone says they are a Leo, it is usually referring to their sun sign. Sun sign is the position of the sun at the moment a person is born. A Leo sun sign person has the Sun located in the same direction with the constellation Leo section in the sky at the moment they are born. Since the the earth takes 12 months to orbit the sun, in average each sign requires 1 month time for the earth to pass through. So for a Leo person, the earth will pass through Leo section of the sky roughly between 22nd July and 21st August. Thus he/she has their sun sign in Leo.

This works the same way for the moon, though the moon is orbiting us but at a much faster speed. It takes the moon 27~28 days to finish one orbit, so for moon to pass through each zodiac sign, it only takes about a day and half. That is why moon sign calculation is more complexed. Two people born on the same day could have two different moon signs, while two people born on different days could share the same moon sign. To check your moon sign, you can go to this website:  https://astro-charts.com/tools/new/birthchart/

I cannot emphasise more about the importance of our moon sign to us. Sometimes we resonate even more with our moon sign rather than sun sign. The sun sign is the part of us that is most apparent on the surface, in comparison, the moon sign is the part of us that is hidden inside, and what is known best by ourrselves. There is a saying "someone wears their heart on the sleeve". This is exactly what we mean by the moon sign. We only reveal your moon sign quality to the people we are very close to, because this is our true emotional needs. When we are truely seeing someone on this deeper level, it is not just that they are teling us their secrets, but also this is their vulnerability and most private space. Thus in astrology, when someone's saturn and natal moon form a challenging aspect (conjunction, square and opposition), they tend to have a lot of difficulties revealing their feelings due to lack to trust. Have you had a moment about someone close to you, “wow, he/she really understands how I feel!”. That is the moment when you are opening our moon to them, and their understanding (their Sun) illuminates your inner self (the moon), which gives you so much warmth and security. 

In astrology, moon is the planet symbolising our emotional needs, feeling, sense of security, mother and home. It is also our subconscious realm in comparison with the sun. The sun is what we want, and moon is what we need; the sun makes us think and act in one way; whereas the moon makes us feel and react otherwise. It is instinctual, primal and deeply rooted within us. Sometimes we are not aware of our moon sign quality till adulthood. What gives you the real sense of security in life? What makes you feel nurtured, loved and fulfilled? The moon sign says it all.

In childhood, before our emotional life is fully developed, our moon sign tells what our infancy and childhood is like. This is especially related to the mother, or maternal energy around us. This interesting aspect of the moon is also reflected by Artemis, the goddess of childbirth in Greek mythology. Her great temple at Epheusus in modern Turkey was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Due to this deeply rooted primal instinct of the moon, moon in Capricorn people might have been brought up in a family that has very strict rules and disciplines, while moon in Aquarius people usually have very one or both parents very unusual, or brought up in a more “equal” environment compared to a more hierarchical one. For example, a client of mine told me he and his father would call each other “bro”, which is more like a friendship instead of child-parent relationship. Aquarius is the sign of shocking value and uniqueness, thus there is usually a sense of “liberate” and “equal” quality in Aquarius moon people’s family environment.

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Artemis, goddess of childbirth and the wild

Here is a quick chart about what qualities we emotionally need in different signs:

Aries

action, independence, directness

Libra

love, relationships, fairness

Taurus

patience, practicality, planning

Scorpio

transformation, intensity

Gemini

communication, curiosity, variety

Sagittarius

freedom, travel, learning

Cancer

security, home,nurturing

Capricorn

control, career building, discipline

Leo

pride, romance, glamour

Aquarius

humanitarian, uniqueness, friendship

Virgo

details, order, productivity

Pisces

dream, imagination, ideals

 

In a psychological consultation, the practitioner usually asks the patient about their early childhood background and upbringing. Since the moon stands for our childhood, it is also a symbol of time. It reflects our ability to connect to our past, how we respond to the present due to our reminiscence. Our moon sign tells a lot about how we react to our future events based on our existing psychological pattern. This slowly forms our emotional needs in life, thus our moon sign is a critical signifier of our inner emotion. Based on the zodiac sign and the house location where your natal moon is, we see what gives us the sense of fulfillment in our interpersonal relationships. In astrology, moon rules the zodiac sign Cancer, and thus we usually hear people say Cancer likes to reminisce, and they have a strong tendency to live in the past. The most important thing for people who have very strong moon influence in their life (such as Sun, Moon, Ascendant sign in Cancer, or Moon conjunct Ascendant) is to knnow how to learn past lessons but meanwhile to be aware that we must look ahead. The past is simply a record, and the meaning of history is for us to creat a wonderful future. 

Moon influences our receptivity to others, and it is also important when it comes to building and maintaining relationships. One indicator to look at if two people can form any type of harmonious and long term relationships is if there is a conjunction, trine or sextile aspect between one person’s sun, and the other person’s moon. For example, let’s say your moon sign is in 10° Capricorn. Since The Sun enters Capricorn roughly between 23rd December till 20th January, and the 1 month Capricorn span covers 30° of the sky, you can estimate that the Sun would be around 10° Capricorn between 31st December to 2nd January. So people who are born on those three days will have there sun sign conjunct your moon sign, which creates a harmonious energy flow: You will find that naturally you two are drawn to each other, and you two have very good understanding with each other. Apart from conjunction, trine and sextile also works in the similar way. Now look at people around you, your friends, partner, families, was anyone born on those three days? Below I have put together a quick chart to find your match given 10 degrees orbs between your moon sign and someone’s sun sign. Of course, the smaller the orb is, the better it is.

Degree

0~9

10~19

20~29

approximate dates per month

22nd~2nd

3rd~13th

14th~21st

Moon in Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

 

 

 

harmonious chemistry with people born on

Mar 22~April 2

Jul 22~Aug 2

Nov 22~Dec 2

Apr 3~13

Aug 3~13

Dec 3~13

Apri14~21

Aug 14~21

Dec 14~21

Moon in Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

 

 

 

harmonious chemistry with people born on

Apr 22~May 2

Aug 22~Sep 2

Dec 22~Jan 2

May 3~13

Sep 3~13

Jan 3~13

May 14~21

Sep 14~21

Jan 14~21

Moon in Gemini, Libra and Aquarius

 

 

 

harmonious chemistry with people born on

May 22~Jun 2

Sep22~Oct 2

Jan 22~Feb 2

Jun 3~13

Oct 3~13

Feb 3~13

Jun 14~21

Oct 14~21

Feb 14~21

Moon in Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

 

 

 

harmonious chemistry with people born on

Jun 22~Jul 2

Oct 22~Nov 2

Feb 22~Mar 2

Jul 3~13

Nov 3~13

Mar 3~13

Jul 14~21

Nov 14~21

Mar 14~21

In future blogs, I will also write more about the aspects and different signs about our natal moon. 

 

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Pluto, God of Change and Rebirth

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Pluto, God of Change and Rebirth

When I mention the name of Pluto in an astrological consultation, I tend to hear questions from clients like “Pluto? But I thought Pluto is no longer a planet. Why does it matter?” It is true that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded the status of Pluto in 2006 to a dwarf planet because it did not meet the three criteria IAU uses to define a full-sized planet. However Pluto’s transcendental power never stops surprising us till today. In astrology, Pluto is the planet in our horoscope that brings fundamental changes. If you have ever felt a moment when the things in life you have been extremely attached to are being forced to be taken away so that you could finally let go and rebuild the new? That’s usually the Pluto magic manifestation in life.

Pluto’s name comes from the Roman god of the underworld, whose domain is rather dark and shadowy. The Greek counterpart is named “Hades”. People tend to be afraid of Pluto, and it is quite understandable in astrology because facing Pluto transit is facing the ending of a chapter in life, which we could have been clingy to. In fact Pluto has always been associated with ending and destruction. In Tarot, Pluto rules the card "Death"; In Greek mythology, one of his most difficult labours Hercules has is to slain the Hydra, which is his his 8th labour, and the 8th house in Astrology is the natural house of Scorpio and ruled by Pluto; the Sumerian legend of the descent of Inanna into the underworld to face brutal trail by Ereshkigal is also a typical Pluto experience; and of course, the most well known story of Persephones’ abduction by Hades(Pluto). In fact, when Pluto was discovered in 1930, it was around the same time when we are in the middle of WWI and WWII, and it was also the time when nuclear weapon was invented for military and destruction purposes. No wonder we turn pale only at the mention of Pluto! However, there is also a different face of Pluto, which is creation. Pluto will cruely knock down everything that is establish and push us to rebuild. Nuclear power is now commonly used by nations across the world to generate electricity to reduce environmental pollution. Pluto’s influence is like two sides of a coin, they are opposite but always together.

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Hades abducting Persephone

It takes 248 years for pluto to finish one single orbit around the Sun, and each contact of Pluto with a natal planet lasts for roughly 2.5~3 years. Thus Pluto transit is once a life time, it is usually transcendental and it symbolises an improtant rebirth experience. Rebirth sounds exciting to everyone, but we must know that only by accpeting death first, then comes the transformation to the after life and thus rebirth. In life, we establish and bolster our identity through attaching ourselves to something, so we gain a sense of who we are. It be could a group of good friends, our families, our career, or even in some way it could be our long term value system... whatever is used to help us maintain the identity we want. In predictive astrology, when we have a pluto transit to important planets(Sun, Moon, or chart ruler), there is a sense of “ending” in the related area in life. Sometimes it feels like we ourselves must descend into the underworld to face our fear for the regeneration experience. What I realised in the years of work with clients, however, is that Pluto will NOT destroy what is truly good for our future growth and development. It will only clean out the things we are too comfortable and content with, especially things that have hindered our development. Because Pluto is profound, it will emotionlessly wipe out our all the superficial attachment that we pretend we need. On the surface, we might feel being deprived, but it is usually symbolising a necessary timing that we cannot pretend anymore. I remember seeing a client recently who was having a pluto transit to her Moon, and she has 11th house cusp in Cancer, and Moon in the 5th house. She was having a difficult time because she felt being estranged from a fitness group she has been in for the past 5 years. Note that 5th house is her entertainment and sports, and 11th house is her community. She was very disappointed to face the fact that she no longer shares anything in common with the people in the group and she was feeling lonely. When Pluto touched her Moon, she made the decision to leave and group to join a different type of workout scheme. There she met new people in a new environment, which brought her new potential growth and understanding in what type of friendships she needs to look for. So you see, Pluto could be scary because it pushed us off the edge to see reality and it could be devastating in that moment. Descending into the underworld is never going to be a Disneyland experience. It forces us to confront our fear and inner demons—greed, envy, superficiality and unbridled sexual yearnings. But underworld is not an evil place, it is also where all the rare minerals, crystals, gems and hidden treasure are hidden. This whole process goes from change, decay, death to final renewal. By recognising and accepting our inner complexes as our human inheritance, we can begin the process of redirecting the energy trapped inside to become more productive in our transformation.

On a natal chart, Pluto is the area we need to delve deep to face our fear and worries, tackle the issues we have and regenerate ourselves in a different light. The house that has Scorpio on the cusp is affected, as well as any planets that form a critical angle with your natal pluto. Pluto in 2020 will keep its transit in Capricorn from 22° to 24° (yes, only 2 degrees for a whole 12 months). If you have Sun, Moon or Ascendant in those degrees in Capricorn, it is necessary to take a pause, have a proper review of life in the related areas, and see what adjustments are needed. Pluto and Sun contact could bring a total transformation in how we see ourselves as an individual and what changes our life path might have. Especially if you are Capricorn, Aries, Libra and Cancer, we might discover our own power and strength, re-work our very sense of identity. It is very common for us to meet a male figure around this transit time to challenge us to face our very fear and insecurity. During this transit, there could even be situations where you need to deal with power struggles, manipulations and people's passive agreessiveness. This is the time to reflect on our own negative tendencies and make adjustments, instead of act on impulses. Pluto transiting our Sun puts us face to face with exactly what it is that has been holding us back from living life more fully and meaningfully.

 

Birthday 11~14th

January

April

October

July

September

May

Sign

Capricorn

Aries

Libra

Cancer

Virgo

Taurus

Aspect

Conjunction (0°)

Square (90°)

Square (90°)

Opposition (180°)

Trine (120°)

Trine (120°)

 

Pluto is physically so far away that it is always the most mysterious planet for us to understand. Some astrologers even believe that it is at this moment not possbile to fully have a grasp over how it affects us. However its movement in the celestial realm will always reflect our secret psyches. Work with him instead of fight or run away from him. The treasure Pluto brings is truely immense. 

 

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Uranus and the revolutionary future

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Uranus and the revolutionary future

 In Greek language, “Ουρανός” (Ouranos) is the word meaning “Sky”; and just like his Greek name, the planet Uranus has always been closely associated with the God of Sky in Greek mythology. As the primal Greek god personifying the sky, he is the parent of the first generation of Titans, and the ancestor of most Greek gods. He himself is symbol of the beginning of our cosmos and the creation of universe.

Since Uranus itself is related to creation and beginning, there is a strong correlation between Uranus and human’s creative mind. After all, Uranus is an ancient and perfect portray of the divine mind that conceived the idea of a universe before the universe existed. To bring a brand new and genius idea to the world, revolutionary thinking without any type of restriction and limitation is required. In 1781, when astronomer William Herschel discovered this strangely axial tilted planet, it shocked the entire astrological worldview that prevailed for 2000 years. First of all, Saturn was considered to be the planet furthest away from the Sun. It was the symbol of boundary and limitation. The discovery of Uranus broke the boundary that Saturn has set for human and brought new horizons to the astronomical field, followed by Neptune and Pluto in the later years; secondly, the old-fashioned astrological teaching believed that the Sun and Moon ruled Cancer and Leo, and while the other five plants rules 2 signs each around the zodiac wheel in a perfect fashion. Uranus’s discovery completely overturned the established theory and threw the traditional order into wild chaos. You see what Uranus does with our world, it is rebellious, revolutionary and unpredictable.

Interestingly, various important historical happenings took place around the time Uranus was discovered. Industrial revolution swept across Europe between 1760 and 1820; American revolution was in full momentum, and French revolution broke out soon after; meanwhile in Asia, as the the first British diplomatic mission to China, Macartney Mission opened the first chapter of western involvement with the Qing government in 1792. This is what Uranus does to the World. In astrology, it symbolises “openness, liberty and revolutionary change”. It is the necessary chaos to force the situation to change for the better. 

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Prometheus being punished for stealing fire for human


Titan Prometheus, another archetype of Uranus, describes not only the “invention”,but also the “sacrifice” very well for us. In mythology, he stole fire from Zeus in order to bring civilisation to mortals, and later was punished severely by the Olympians. His act was unique and unbelievable, and it brought wrath and chaos to the tradition and social norm. Prometheus suffered from his act, However for mortals, he brought forever enlightenment that society needs for development.

Like Prometheus, for many people Uranus energy is not necessarily pleasant, or even a bit “suffering” because it is not predictable, and it is hard to embrace such chaos without an open mind and an attitude of “go with the flow”, especially when we try to control everything around. I remember a client who had a Uranus transit through her 6th house (work and operation) and her 4th house(home and family) ruler. She received a very sudden job offer that requested her to move overseas. It was a great offer because she knew this job could take her to a totally different level in her career and she would benefit from the experience so much; however at the same time she was also a bit scared since she has never lived overseas before and she was not prepared to make such a big move so soon. This is how Uranus works in our life. It takes us onto the giant spaceship and pushes us into the vast night sky. The experience could be frightening because we don’t know what is out there in the universe, and there is nothing to hold on to. However when we can realise our control and go with the journey, we will get to see the Sun, the Moon as well as the shining milky way. It gives us a whole new perspective about life. Just like the industrial revolution, it will mark a major and positive turning point in the history of our lives.

In modern astrology, Uranus rules Aquarius, the sign of the unexpected, the unusual and the unconventional. The house of which the cusp is on Aquarius or the house has Uranus located in is the area in our life where we are a rebel and seek for freedom and independence. In 2020, Uranus will be transiting 2° to 10° in Taurus. This is a very innovative and self-expressive period of time for many Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo sun sign people, and it also brings a lot of sudden changes and opportunities. This is a time of “finding yourself”, when you begin to feel boredom with your current life routine. There is a strong urge to express yourself in unique and unconventional ways. You will feel more open to what is new and exciting, and thus encounter opportunities that appear to come out of the blue. Some people you meet during this transit will lead you into an undiscovered territory to broaden your horizons. Meanwhile, especially for Leo, Aquarius and Scorpio people in 2020, since Uranus transit will form a square and opposition with their Sun, try to reconsider a bit more instead of making hasty decisions during this time. The crave for new experiences and inner restless might push you to radical changes too fast. Differentiating rebelling and reacting from truly being yourself is essential. 

Birthday 24th~31st

May

August

December

July

January

October

Zodiac sign

Taurus

Virgo

Capricorn

Leo

Aquarius

Scorpio

Aspect to Sun

Conjunction

(0°)

Trine

(120°)

Trine

(120°)

Square

(90°)

Square

(90°)

Opposition (180°)

Uranus' changes and tremors are not necessarily good or evil, it all depends on how we react to them. Do we see them are enemies, or do we take them as opportunities to breakthrough? A trip out of the blue could take us to a new horizon to connect us to new people and new love, would you resist simply because you didn’t have much time to pack your bag? Trust this rebellious celestial power, it brings so much exciting creation and unconventional ideas into our lives.

 

Letao~the Kingdom Healer

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Saturn’s life lesson and its endless connection with us

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Until the end of the 18th century, Saturn was known as the most remote planet in our solar system. As far as 800 million miles away, it was considered as the star orbiting on the edge of the universe. In 1610 by astronomer Galileo Galilei, a bright yellow/brownish belt was confirmed circling its equator like a beautiful glittering gold ring; and in the following 400 years, human-beings have develoed further and clearer understanding about what Saturn is to us, both scientifically and spiritually.

In mythology, Saturn was the God of agriculture. He was revered during the Golden Age—the babylonian time when human beings lived in harmony with the cycles of nature without violence and corruption. As the symbol of this utopian time, Saturn was auspicious and noble. The ancient Greeks also worshipped Saturn’s Greek counterpart Kronos, the patron of agriculture and lord of harvest. People believed that when autumn comes, Saturn appears from the heaven and uses his sickle to help farmers with harvest and clean the field to prepare for the following year. Saturn symbolises the earthy fertility, and he confers the rewards of honest effort only. Agriculture works very much like Saturn’s energy, in the sense that is “you reap what you sow”. We spread the seeds, water, fertilise and care for them, and when the right timing comes, we finally harvest the delicious fruit. On the psychological level, Saturn is the fundamental need for us to create solid foundations and to build strong structures in which life can thrive.

Since Saturn is the coldest inner planet due to its distance from the Sun; it hasn’t had the best reputation in Astrology. I have had clients who read about their horoscopes from time to time, and they fear anything to do with Saturn. It is true that Saturn is always associated with hard knocks and harsh life lessons. It is the planetary symbol of human capacity to survive in an unsympathetic world. Because without its discipline, we remain psychologically infants and would always seek for protection from parents, friends and lovers. We wouldn’t have the basic ability to be responsible for ourselves. Like a sheepish child, when the mother is not around holding its hand, it could never cross the road on its own. Saturn is an old teacher. He teaches us lessons about the necessity of separateness, self-reliance and boundary. Remember, Saturn has a gold ring around, which a symbol of boundary and commitment that we must have as adults. After all, the mythological image of this agriculture God is an old man, a symbol of maturity.

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Saturn God of agriculture and time

Saturn is also the God of Time. He recognises patient hard work and brings us exactly what we deserve. It makes us disciplined, goal-oriented and tough with ourselves. Natives who have prominent Saturn influence in their natal chart (Saturn conjunct Ascendant; Ascendant in Capricorn; Saturn conjunct Sun/Moon; Sun/Moon in Capricorn) tend to be perseverent and hard-working. They know “Money does not grow on trees" so they always put in the time to do the hard work in order to create happiness in life. Saturn in the natal chart also shows where our vulnerability/inadequacy is, as well as what our life lesson is. Cultivating our braveness to face our weak points needs a lot of work, but it is also what Saturn will bring us if we do the work first without escaping. I remember a female client who had counselling with me a few years back. She is an excellent dancer. During our session, she told me she actually didn’t have the best physical condition when she started as a child. She was short, stiff (she wasn’t even able to touch her toes when she bent over at the beginning), and she had severe anaemia. If we were the dance teacher, we probably wouldn’t expect her to be the future star in the class. However, she was the most diligent dance student in her class and she would get up at 5:00am everyday to practice, 7 days a week. For the 6 years in her first dance school, she never gave up. I noticed she has Libra rising in conjunction with Saturn. Libra is the sign of justice, and Saturn on Ascendant gives her the discipline and determination to strive for the best. It makes so much sense that after she puts all her work in, at the end Saturn rewarded her fairly (Libra) with all she dreamed of as a little girl.

Now, we have a basic grip about what Saturn is, then how does it work with us during each individual’s life span?

Saturn transit is a very important concept in astrology since it doesn’t happen often and usually has significant meaning. It takes in average 29.5 years for Saturn to orbit the Sun. It is relatively a long time compared to the earth, which only takes 365 days. Saturn transit is slow, usually the effect could last for 3~4 months. Because Saturn is always trying to teach us something, and the way it teaches us is by giving us a harsh lesson, it is inevitably to say that it is not really a happy-go-lucky time to experience. We go through the hardships, learn from our mistakes, reach better understanding about ourselves and the environment, then we can move forward with the right attitude and even stronger momentum. The most important part of a Saturn transit is that we ask "why" when we experience delays, disappointment and fears. Merely wanting a problem to change and understanding the superficial cause for its existance will not make the problem go away. Saturn is practical, realistic and profound. Peeling layers of the fears to discover what is underneath is the way to go. Afterall, Learning through Saturn experience is like a infant learning to walk. You have to fall, and you might have to even bruise a bit first. We get up and figure out how to balance better. But no adult in hindsight would tell you they regret learning how to walk. Why? Because it was worth the pain. We grow and then we flourish.

Under some difficult transit, such as transit Saturn conjunct/square/opposite our natal Sun or Moon, it could inhibit, restrict, delay and cause fear in us. It feels burdening  and usually it is because we somehow are given more responsiblities to bear. Whatever Saturn touches, it urges us to review the related area in our life and to restructure. The God of time Saturn holds a scythe. He cuts the unnecessary out of our lives so that we have space to build a new structure. This process is also called “spring cleaning”. When the restriction and inhibition “attacks” us, we must become more aware of what needs to be let go and what must be ended, especially with the matter we had always known that would not serve us well in the long run. This is not the time to hold on to the decrepit, but to have a total release. When Saturn transits the Sun(ego, will and self), we might be forced to re-establish ourselves, getting rid of old bad habits and work extra hard for the recognition we crave; while when Saturn transits the Moon(security, emotional life), we are being urged to face our long due hidden insecurity, or realise the need for a more independent self. I remember a client I recently had has his Sun square Moon on his natal chart, and he was having a hard Saturn transit with both planets. A lot of things happened to him around that time. He realised some of the friends he has always cherished turned out to be untruthful to him, so he sadly decided to leave that friend circle; in order to open his own business, he left the company which has been his security blanket for the past 10 years; later that year he also decided to relocate overseas due to the non-stoppable social unrest in Hong Kong…Saturn transit can be intense and make us worry about our own survival, but if you just roll up your sleeves and do the hard work, it will always reward you in the end.

In 2020, Saturn will transit between 21° in Capricorn and 2° in Aquarius. For people who are born on the below dates, they will be welcoming the Saturn transit and have the golden opportunity to declutter their current life and restructure for the future. One extra thing we need to know about Saturn is that it carries very conservative energy. Avoid taking any risks such as reckless investment during the transit period . Be grounded and practical, and accept that reward can only be achieved by our diligence and assiduity. This is particularly paramount for those ones having conjunction, opposition and square aspects. 

Birthday 11th~22nd

January

July

April

October

September

May

Sun sign

Capricorn/Aquarius

Cancer/Leo

Aries/Taurus

Libra/Scorpio

Virgo/Libra

Taurus/Gemini

Aspect

conjunction

(0°)

opposition (180°)

square

(90°)

square

(90°)

trine

(120°)

trine

(120°)

Learning to embrace the god of time and order is not a merry-go-round expeirence.There is no fast track to make friends with Saturn. In alchemy the base material to make gold was lead, which was also named "Saturn" in the old days. Hermetic schools believed that the transformation of lead into gold is analogical for the transmutation of Saturn into Sun(gold). Even though nowadays we know lead can never turn into gold, but on a psychologicla level we know that if we exert every effort persistently, we CAN extract gold  and we will see the light shines at the end of the tunnel, and our golden harvest time will not be far. Saturn will ensure us that the fruit we are going to pick at harvest time is going to taste so much better. 

 

Letao~the Kingdom Healer

www.thehealingkingdom.com

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