Archive for December, 2016

Your Sagittarius Child

by on Monday, December 12th, 2016

A Sagittarius and his horse

Having an understanding of your child’s astrological characteristics, puts you miles ahead when raising your children. You are better equipped to guide them along the lines that will assist them in becoming what they were naturally born to become and who they innately are, rather than forcing the growing human spirit into a preconceived pattern of development. Below you will find the basics, in general terms, of a Sagittarius Sun personality.

Sagittarius birthdays begin November 21st at 1:23 pm PST, and 4:23 pm EST. (If this description does not accurately describe your Sagittarius child, there may be strong modifiers coming from other planets or sensitive points in the Natal chart which can overshadow Sagittarius Sun characteristics.)

Sagittarius (November 21 – December 21)

SAGITTARIUS Sun babies respond well to new experiences and are nearly always full of spirit and enthusiasm. They are ruled by the magnanimous and magnificent planet Jupiter and are happy-go-lucky and full of optimism with a drive to play and have fun. Physical activity benefits them and early attempts at walking are common. This super-energetic child needs the outdoors, physical freedom, and lots of fresh air. They are usually thin with a high metabolism and often have blonde or sandy red hair and freckles.

Eager to learn about everything, school is just another venue for exploration where curious Sagittarius Sun is likely to be popular and make friends easily. These children are full of questions and desire to learn all there is to know about the world. Young Sagittarius won’t mind hitting the books, but there needs to be ample time for sports and play as well as study. Innately logical, Sagittarius learns easily. They are able to switch from subject to subject with ease as their curiosity is never ending.

Don’t expect to pin a Sagittarius down for any length of time however, as they need to feel free to move around.. Sagittarius dislikes being confined in any way, in tight spaces or even tight clothing. Commitment does not come easily. They can learn all they desire quickly and often want to broaden their learning in a different area. They enjoy and appreciate older people for wisdom and help in answering profound and difficult questions.

Outgoing and impulsive, Sagittarius can have an abrupt temper, but it burns out quickly leaving no residue of resentment. Exercise is usually the cure for what ails them. Neither shy nor timid, young Sagittarians will tell you what they think, often bluntly. Honesty is their first policy unless cornered and then they can be quick to fabricate.

Freedom-loving Sagittarians are willing to take responsibility to earn that freedom. They have an insatiable drive to learn and explore and they want the freedom to do it. So they aren’t driven to have a stable home and seem to feel just as comfortable with a back pack on a couch or a hostel in a foreign land. This type makes an excellent exchange student and can quickly master foreign languages.

Naturally lucky, Sagittarius may get into some scrapes but these are likely to be minor. Relations with the opposite sex are likely to be platonic, for Sagittarius values friendship and freedom over commitment and emotional bonds. They are the ultimate Peter Pans and would rather play than work and accept responsibility.

They make wonderful and natural teachers and professors and with their drive to learn are often what is described as professional students. These types are also the humanitarians of the Zodiac. They aggressively care for the underdog be it a human or animal. And they are passionate about it! Their philosophy is fairness and you will often find them leading the charge for animal and human rights

Sagittarians tend toward sloppiness as they are more concerned with the big picture of their day and not concerned with the details. So don’t expect they will put things in their place. Their minds work so fast that when they are through with a chore they are already mentally in the next place or on their next job and often forget where they put things, like keys and tools and homework! Drawers remain open, clothes lay on the floor and nothing is in its place. This is typical. They don’t do it on purpose. I have experienced a Sagittarius move so rapidly from one thing to another that the dish he was carrying was let go of in mid air as he turned away to start another task! Objects can be quickly damaged and broken, glasses knocked over and contents spilled in an instant, but never on purpose.

Sagittarians are lovers and defenders of the earth and enjoy hiking, bike riding, camping and being outside in the beauties of nature with a strong affinity for horses. You might find outdoorsie Sagittarius as your area park ranger.

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Global Chaos – Uranus Square Pluto

by on Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Starting in 2011 and continuing for the next six years there is a significant and chaos producing astrological pattern involving two malefic planets, Uranus and Pluto, which are creating dramatic changes throughout the world. They will be forming a series of squares or 90 degree angles during this time.  Squares always produce tension and are archetypes in conflict. These tension producing aspects can be characterized by global social upheaval,  worldwide environmental disasters and even global economic collapse.

What we are experiencing in our country is part of a synchronic pattern happening in many other countries across the globe. However, historical data show that even the most challenging of astrological patterns can produce helpful and positive creations and outcomes.  Pain is solution producing by nature as better choices are made to relieve the pain. Things may look and feel stressful and difficult now, but there is hope for a brighter future by turning the despair into realistic solutions for better outcomes.

Occupy Wall street

This powerful waxing, cardinal (action producing) square, can be characterized as a painful birthing process or the transition from the past into a new era.  This process began when Pluto entered Capricorn in January of 2008 and will continue to be active and viable until 2019 when the Uranus/Pluto square has run its course and then Pluto finishes up the restructuring business until solidly planted in Aquarius in January 2024. The Astrological consensus is that the fallout will continue for several years beyond.

To get historical perspective, let’s look at the last couple of times Uranus and Pluto were in hard aspect to one another.  First, the 1930’s, which is characterized by “The Great Depression”.  In April of 1929 Uranus and Pluto began their chaotic dance in cardinal signs (action producing), forming a waning square. A waning square is considered the end of an era.  Uranus was in Aries, as we are experiencing now, and Pluto was in Cancer.  The energies continued to build as the orb of influence became more exact.  Then in February of 1930,  Saturn entered the confab and the world experienced a powerhouse T square (two squares and an opposition) and the associated collapse is well known. The square with Pluto and Uranus lasted well beyond the time that Saturn was no longer in orb of it, however, the direct destructive energies at play in that era continued through March of 1936, and the aftershocks continued far beyond.

Food lines during the Great Depression

In this decade as in the 1930’s, when Saturn entered the current Uranus/Pluto square in July of 2011, we experienced the continuing collapse of many of our corporate and financial structures as have other countries. This is an ongoing scenario as many of these countries and a growing number of U.S. cities are filing for bankruptcy.

The next memorable time when these two heavy hitters were in hard aspect (a conjunction) started in August of 1962.  The 60’s were defined as a turbulent era, and by analyzing it we can glean patterns of what to expect now and into the future.  While the ’60s were a chaotic time, with mass protest and general unrest, it was also an extraordinarily creative period of shattered boundaries and new beginnings, when innovative ideas and futuristic discoveries emerged.

In science we had the development of the String Theory as well as Mandelbrot’s work on fractals. These two areas alone have spurred intensive research in recent years. The ’60s also introduced the groundbreaking concept of Bell’s Theorem, a scientific idea suggesting the underlying interconnectedness of everything. Also the discovery of quasars and the coining of the term “black hole” by John Archibald Wheeler. The ’60s brought us the development of the laser as well as major advances in computer technology, including the invention of the Arpanet (precursor to the Internet). And lastly, the space race, when humans first set foot on the Moon.

In the arts, the ’60s produced many “far out” music groups and talent with both the Beatles and Bob Dylan recording their greatest work exactly at the peak of the Uranus/Pluto conjunction. Television shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek, were showing new possibilities and dancing around other dimensions.

People Power

The 1960s were a time of  “people power,” when ordinary citizens were breaking free from traditional values and embracing  more radical and liberated perspectives in the areas of civil rights, women’s liberation, gay liberation, and the environmental movement. A spirit of revolution was in the air,  not just in America but throughout the world.

With all this in mind, we are in a time of unlimited possibilities as we build upon the diachronic patterns and discoveries of the past. Intelligent doers are creating exciting solutions to help ease the collective tribulation and to broaden our horizons and understanding of our place in the cosmos. Last week CERN announced the 98% possibility of the discovery of the “God” particle. Others are experimenting with theories and breakthroughs in the existence of other dimensions and parallel universes.  A growing number of scientists  have been expressing support for the “holographic universe” theory, the notion that our world may actually be a simulation, while astronomers are continuing to find new types of planets or galaxies.   Who knows, we may finally discover concrete proof of extraterrestrials.

What we see happening in Cinema is promising, not only with Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit or the Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas, but also Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.  This film’s release in June 2012 coincided with the Uranus/Pluto square in exactitude a few days later.  This is especially intriguing considering the association of Uranus with the mythic figure Prometheus as suggested by astrologers like Richard Tarnas and Stephen Arroyo.

There could also be advances in anthropology and archeology. There is growing evidence that humans inhabited the Americas long before what was previously thought. The single most important archeological find of recent years is the Turkish site, Gobekli Tepe. Researchers continue to uncover surprisingly advanced levels of social organization extending as far back as 12,000 years ago. (That site was first identified in the mid 1960s, during the Uranus-Pluto conjunction.) Currently, there have been major news stories about the discovery of entirely new branches on the human ancestral tree, including the “hobbit” race (Homo floresiensis) in Indonesia and, more recently, the so-called Red Deer Cave People in southern China.

We are once again seeing the rise of “people power” across the globe, exemplified by spontaneous uprisings like the Arab Spring and the Occupy movements. There seems to be a growing awareness of economic inequalities, women’s rights, racial problems, and environmental dangers, all repeat or diacronic patterns of the ’60s.

V for Vendetta – Revolt

There is a growing sense that astrological forces are at work to transform the global landscape. Enormously powerful energies are released by celestial configurations like these, which promise to reshape our world in surprising and unpredictable ways.  Whenever Uranus is involved, unexpected events tend to arise which force our focus in new directions. Correct actions need to be applied in a timely manner to protect the new elements being born. There is no predicting outcomes at this stage.  All solutions being offered are risky which represent the energies of Uranus.  It all remains to be seen.

Ideas and proposed solutions are already creating clashes between individuals, nations, political parties, religious groups, and even genders.   Through the conflict and pain great solutions can and will emerge. The planetary energies we’re facing now can serve as powerful fodder for important artistic creations, social reforms, new inventions and discoveries, and spiritual advancement.

We may again be fighting injustices during this time, just as occurred in the ’60s, but it’s also important to remember that injustices often bring out the best in our more spiritually minded. It’s safe to say that Icons like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King, Jr. wouldn’t have been as deeply committed and passionate had they lived in less troubled times.   Extreme times and injustice force us to clarify what we stand for.

The outcome of the Uranus/Pluto archetype isn’t written in stone; we all have a say in how we will respond and what we will create.  These aspects are upon us and we best hold on and enjoy the ride.