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Saturn in Aquarius 18 degrees

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Saturn, the archetype of the teacher has been transiting slowly through the sign of Aquarius since December 17,2020. December 20,2022 Saturn was conjoined by Jupiter in Aquarius both at 00 degrees. This began a 2 1/2 year transit of Saturn in Aquarius and began a longer cycle of 20 years between Saturn and Jupiter through their Grand Conjunction. When we look back in our own charts and see the transit from a distance we really gain a perspective on how much we’ve grown and changed, especially those experiencing a 1st or 2nd Saturn Return. Saturn moving through the fixed air element of Aquarius has brought the work and discipline to our concept of community and how we work within that structure while holding onto our individuality and authenticity. The electric unbridled energy of Uranus transit moving through fixed earth element of Taurus has shaken the ground and foundations of our comfort zones numerous times. Uranus in Taurus squared Saturn twice in 2021 and has a last pass, although not exact, very close in square aspect in the first 2 weeks of October and then moves direct on October 23rd. Saturn teaches maturity lessons we learn from limitations. Saturn is ruler of Capricorn and Aquarius back to back winter signs, we are working on life lessons that help us stand as unique individuals in our community. Uranus is the architype of the rebel, in Taurus ruled by Venus we can experience uncomfortable or unexpected changes and breakthroughs within our relationships and finances. Uranus entered Taurus March 6, 2019 and leaves on April 25,2026. Roe vs Wade, inflation, door dash, personal shopping apps, supply chain issues all Venusian topics in 2022. In September 2019 emerging female artists were landing high-profile solo shows, museums were staging women themed exhibitions, grants were being awarded to boost female artists and long-neglected artists were being given overdue recognition. Thanks to Uranus type breakthroughs in the art world, in Venus ruled sign of Taurus.

When Saturn and Uranus meet in square aspect it’s time to work out the tension or challenges presented through responsibility, unexpected changes, freedoms and commitments, all designed to create new space for growth in areas where life was becoming too stagnant. The Venusian ruled Uranus puts a spin emphasis on creativity and the freedom to express through art, music, beauty and nature. It also spontaneously created remote job possibilities that weren’t allowable until the pandemic put down limitations.(Saturn)

February 22,2022 Saturn reached 18 degrees in direct motion until March 3rd, at that time Jupiter 12 Pisces applying to Neptune 22 Pisces, a hopeful and inspirational energy was building in the air. Mars 21, Venus 21and Pluto 27 Direct in Capricorn were in Trine aspect to the Nodes at 26 Taurus and Scorpio. The movement was slow yet forwardly productive, empowered by the Mars/Venus conjunction earlier on February 16th.

June 6, 2022 A change/shift was in the works as Saturn 25 Aquarius stationed Retrograde to go back over the area we just traversed since February and also separating from a square (presenting challenges) to the Nodes in Scorpio 22/Taurus 22. June 2022, Roe v. Wade was overturned by the US Supreme Court, creating a major upset.

October 1,2022 Saturn Retrograde at 18 degrees, back at same degree as (February 22 March 3rd in Direct motion)

October 23,2022 Saturn stations direct.

Aquarius will sit at this 18th degree as it stations from retrograde to direct motion for 45 days Oct 1-Nov 13,2022 Looking into the Sabian Symbols, specifically the 18th degree of Aquarius is a helpful way to see things in a different light.

*The Sabian symbols are the unique set of symbolic vignettes, or descriptive images, which were obtained by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones from an ancient Mesopotamian source in 1925 for each of the 360 astrological degrees of the zodiac.

The Sabian symbol for 18 degree of Aquarius is “A forest fire quenched”

“The keyword is Concern and theme is Rising to the occasion. “This symbol speaks to the successful resolution of an emergency or crisis, and to satisfaction in a job well done. The image of a forest fire quenched symbolizes the suppression or quelling of a dangerous and destructive force. The emphasis in this degree is on the opportunity in every group experience for discovering personal skills and abilities previously unrecognized, and on turning every ordeal into a productive adventure in social responsibility. On a practical level, this symbol alludes to defusing explosive situations, calming tempers, and bringing potentially volatile or dangerous situations under control.

Positive: At its highest , this symbol represents the ability to function efficiently and effectively under pressure. Negative: Lack of enthusiasm and a tendency to avoid getting involved in anything out of the ordinary. Accent :on 18 degrees of Aquarius is getting things under control. An emergency situation can be resolved to everyone’s relief. Opportunity: Your greatest advantage lies in recognizing the skills and abilities that a crisis reveals and making the effort to refine them. Risk: Guard against being a coward or telling yourself that you are ill equipped to deal competently with the problems of life. Don’t make a habit out of depending on others to get you out of situations you created.

Stepping Stones: Success, conquest, triumph, achievement, accomplishment, mastery, self-expenditure, victory, resolution, relief, suppression, arrest, cancellation.-From The Sabian Symbols A screen of Prophecy-Diana E. Roche

Saturn moves forward through Aquarius until March 7, 2023 when it enters Pisces to start a new journey for next 2 1/2 years.

I am booking now into the New Year 2023 for year ahead overviews, see what’s in store for 2023! Please check my services page to book a consult.

Peace and Health,

Laura

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WINTER SOLSTICE

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December 21st is the Winter Solstice, we experience the shortest amount of daylight and the longest night. Many cultures celebrate and create rituals to honor the Sun. Solstice literally means the sun is standing still…..this is a traditional time for renewal. It was believed in Pagan times as a rebirth, where the Moon gave birth to the Sun. During the solstice we can meditate on our highs & lows of the past year and envision new growth. Where can we have more compassion going forward? Where did we need to step into our power and trust the process? Where did we make changes? When we tune into Capricorn energy at the beginning of each year, we have the opportunity to take responsibility for what we want. Capricorn in it’s best light is disciplined, practical and uses resources wisely. We can use these themes when we set our intention for a new year .

Candle Ritual for the Winter Solstice

Take some time to yourself or ask some close friends to join you for a candle ceremony. Light a white or golden candle on a round platter or in a large glass bowl with water. You can add to your candle ceremony by putting meaningful offerings around it such as: crystals, scented herbs, ribbons that honor a loved one, a tarot/oracle card you choose for the ceremony. Take some time to reflect or meditate and ask the universe for the highest good on your journey this year. After you set your intention, simply blow out the candle or let it burn out.

WISHING YOU A WARM WINTER SOLSTICE

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DECEMBER FORECAST 9-15TH

Venus is the planet of love, affection, attraction and connection. She also rules money and our attitude and relationship with it. During this week Venus transits Saturn and Pluto. Not the most joyous spot for her to visit in the heavens …..nevertheless we can be conscious of this position and take that into consideration with relationship and finances. When Venus conjoins Saturn, there can be a cooling down of affection and expression. Not to worry or take defensively, this is a short transit bringing a more sober and serious attitude. A good time for helping or taking care of shared responsibilities. Saturn also likes to give reality checks and could ask us to pump the brakes on spending during this time.


Venus separates from the Saturnian influence and applies to Pluto on Dec.12th. Pluto intensifies anything that it touches, as Venus just cooled off with Saturn, she now may become extremely focused on a relationship . This day can bring an intensity or misunderstanding in relationships as Pluto is known for it’s transformative properties. Keep a cool head and remember to be patient with yourself and loved ones. Jealousy or defensiveness can be a byproduct of Pluto. Again this transit is short lived.

In the middle of the week we experience a Full Moon in Gemini, also traditionally known as the “Cold Moon” or the “Long Nights Moon”. The air element of the Gemini moon tends to be more outgoing and social, your mind is full of details. Despite the undertone of all the conservatism in the air, this is a good night/day to enjoy company and conversations with friends. Full moons tend to exaggerate or strengthen the mood, perfect for a holiday party or a quick visit. There is plenty going on to debate or discuss on this busy day.


Dec. 12 Jupiter in Capricorn communicates with Uranus in Taurus through a earthy trine aspect helping us avoid getting in a rut with other rigid transits operating at the same time. Jupiter seeks opportunity while Uranus seeks freedom …finding a practical way to work things out differently. Find an outlet to bring more energy to those mundane tasks , could be worth your while. Becoming more conscious of these energies can help navigate these restless urges.


Dec. 13/14 Friday/Saturday A compassionate grand water trine forms. Use this harmonious day to slow down and connect with those closest to us. A healing balm for the past week, we can feel more supportive, accessible and considerate of others. Tap into the focus of Mars in Scorpio paired with the higher expression of love through Neptune in Pisces and the concern of the Moon in Cancer.


The Capricorn influence during December and January is strong so here are some keywords to contemplate…Responsibility, reliability, caution, boundaries, destiny, duty, reasonable, witty, dry humor, frankness, maturity, practicality, determination and reserve. Capricorn archetype is the Father, ruled by Saturn the planet of time. We can use this energy to move forward with discipline, if we decide to listen to our inner task master. This is a time to do the things we really don’t want to do , but need to do. Be patient and take one step at a time and gradually you will get things done in Capricorn style.

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CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING

undefined Under construction is the first thing that jumps to mind when I think of Capricorn.Good thing we love to build! As this is my personal sign, I can attest to the amount of building going on since 2008 when Pluto moved into Capricorn .Pluto reconstructs anything that isn’t working for your higher good, it can be destructive but when the dust settles a new world can be created in a form that better suits your life.Saturn entered this arena in Dec.2017 to examine and test the new building project for its stability.Overall we have been asked to mature and step towards the responsibilities before us.January brings the powerful conjunction between Pluto & Saturn this concentrates our focus on construction or destruction enabling us to evolve and move forward..
Venus in Capricorn this month slows down and takes a meditative breath.We need to look at our financial situation with a frugal eye, ask the questions like do I really need this? Being conservative and practical with our money will make our hearts warm and our accounts stable.Venus in Capricorn operates best with reliability within relationships. Dec.2nd Jupiter moves into Capricorn.What blessings will be awarded during this new cycle in 2020? Check your vision and make sure your eyes are sharp for this new decade! Jupiter in Capricorn is ready to assist those who get to work on what inspires them.Gradually gaining momentum, stay on track and use this determined Capricorn energy.If you need help ask a mentor or an elder(Capricorn) in the field you’d like to move forward in, as their wisdom (Jupiter) is priceless. Dec.9th Mercury ingresses into Sagittarius which can inspire our long term projects and see the bigger picture.


Full moon in Gemini Dec.11/12 A social moon to catch up with close friends and discuss what their plans are for the new year, as Gemini moon wants to communicate.Venus conjoins Saturn on this lunation in Capricorn be mindful of being respectful and reliable within relationships if you make a plan stick with it !

Dec.26 New Moon in Capricorn/Annular Solar Eclipse-A new intention to set for this month and beyond….building something mindfully.The eclipse time is a wild card energy that can open doors that bring change and closing doors that no longer serve us. Change is the essence .A few hours after the eclipse the Capricorn moon conjoins Jupiter for a potentially inspirational sign.