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Spring Equinox 2010: Sun Aries-Moon Taurus

On March 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm edt in Washington, DC, Sun reaches 00Ari00, the Aries Point, and Spring begins. Also known as the Aries Ingress, this is a time of new beginnings, green shoots, and little birdies singing.

At that moment the Moon 26Tau13 will be in 11th house of Groups, Asscociations, Hopes and Wishes in DC. However, this position puts Luna atop a rather difficult Fixed Star, yet in a sensual mood so you may wish to read my recent post at Stars Over Washington where you’ll find an image of the Spring EQ 2010 chart, if you wish to snag a peek.

And yes, for now, the Cardinal T-Square is completed by Sun 00Ari00 opposing Saturn in Libra and pointing to apex Pluto in Capricorn.

But for here and now, let’s consider Spring EQ 2010’s Sun Ari-Moon Taurus blend, a Fire-Earth combo of energies which together evoke images of molten lava and bulldozers! Do these images remind you of the disaster in Haiti, quake though it was? Earth-Fire is the ‘scorched earth’ blend and yet it espresses positively, too. Read on…

Earth-Fire decribes a practical visionary, one who keeps his feet on the ground while instinctively trying for his main chance. Lucrative enterprises can be successfully begun under this influence with its entrepreneurial talents but its shadow hides a dictatorial insensitivity toward others and a powerful ego determined to dominate.

Sun in fiery Aries, Moon in earthy Taurus narrows the combo to one of tactlessness mixed with diplomacy, possessiveness, confidence, and ambition. Tough vs tender, Ari-Tau knows how to enjoy life, loves good food and comforts, and has a natural flair for finances which highlights the stock market for Spring 2010.

Some folk who share the Sun Ari-Moon Tau combo in their natal charts are: Hans Christian Andersen, Pierre Boulez, Elton John, Dianna Ross, Marcel Marceau, Gregory Peck, Wernher von Braun, Rene Descartes, beloved astrologer Howard Sasportas, and Washington Irving who helpfully advised us all that:

“A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”

Hmm…to me this sounds like a perfect spur of encouragement for dissenting bloggers everywhere!

Now here are the ‘Images for Integration’ for Sun Ari-Moon Tau which will somehow ‘color’ the Spring of 2010:

“An explorer practices the violin in a jungle clearing…Having won an arduous race, the champion sits down to a gourmet meal.”

(‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Wishing for All a Happy and Prosperous Spring 2010!

Update March 16, 2010: Things are about to go Live for the first annual Astrology Day Blogathon the weekend of Spring Equinox! If you’re concerned about the difficult energies of the Cardinal T-Square (or are perhaps already feeling its effects) you may wish to grab a sneak peek at the Cosmic Art Gallery which has been set up for the Blogathon at Secret Moon Art.

There you’ll find the links you’ll need to plug in to the Blogathon’s articles on handling Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto energies as they square off against one another and things heat up – from Spring 2010 into 2014.

The Astrology Day Blogathon goes Live on Friday March 19 featuring Donna Cunningham’s ‘Pluto Problems Got You Perplexed? Here’s What Helps’, then on Saturday March 20, Mandi Lockley’s ‘Look After Saturn and Saturn Will Look After You’ debuts.

Sunday March 21 brings us C. J. Wright (‘Aunti Moon’) and her article, ‘Uranus in Aries: Claiming a Self-Reliant Future’ so do drop in and stay awhile for a bunch of good reads and beneficial insights.

Plus, many other astrologers will be providing helpful articles on similar themes as well so I hope to see you at Astrology Day Blogathon 2010 – I’ll be the one showing the Cosmic Art!

Jude

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SkyWriter spotlights Secret Moon Art!

If you know anything about the professional world of Astrology, you know the work and reputation of master astrologer Donna Cunningham, author of 17 books which include her invaluable ‘Healing Pluto Problems’.

For her stellar contributions to the Astrology community, Donna is a recipient of the prestigious Regulus Award, which here on earth is as far in the heavens as you can go in the realm of the ancient art.

So naturally I am herefore ‘pleased as a puppy with two tails’ to announce our collaboration When Art and Astrology Combine, a guest post that Donna graciously requested from yours truly and which contains a link to a Private Art Show set up for Donna’s wonderful SkyWriter readers…and for you, if you’d care to take an Art Browse of Cosmic and Moon Art images.

So please enjoy and be refreshed…and shine on Harvest Moon in Aries!

Jude

Donna Cunningham on major transits to natal Moon

Full Moon at Green Arch, by Jude Cowell 2009+

Full Moon at Green Arch, by Jude Cowell 2009+

Good news! Master astrologer Donna Cunningham, author of 17 books, has written an excellent analysis of Why Transits to the Birth Moon Are So Challenging.

You may wish to check out Donna’s insights on the subject (especially if you know your natal Moon’s position by sign, degree, and house) and if you are having contacts to moody Luna by heavy weight planets such as Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and/or Pluto. Or, if you’re the curious type.

As you know, the astrological Moon represents our emotions, feelings about our emotions, the past, and ‘she’ greatly influences our physical bodies as described by the mind-body connection.

Noel Tyl says our natal Moon describes our ‘reigning needs’ so right away we can see how a significant visit from life-altering planets such as those mentioned above can indicate important passages in our lives as our Unconscious minds receive timely messages from the Universe – directly to little ole us.

Actually, ‘passages’ is a quite a lunar term, isn’t it? That could be the basic message, in fact: it’s time for a passage!

“Life is change,” as ‘they’ are fond of reminding us. Have you noticed how this bromide usually issues from those whose lives are stable and settled?

Or so they assume, for their times of passage will come as well!

Plus, during these transit periods, issues from childhood may resurface in hopes that we are ready to deal with the subsequent emotions that may be dragging us down as adults and preventing progress. Old emotional disappointments and wounds can interfere with current goals, as I can personally attest. Our Moons relate to the Inner or Divine Child; Sun is the adult personality. The blending of the two is mentioned often by your reluctant astrologer (moi) because it is their integration – conscious with unconscious – that make up a whole psyche (it is to be hoped!)

And of course, we look to the house (department of life) where natal Moon resides to see what areas of our lives will be most affected by the transit; the house/s of the natal chart with Moon-ruled Cancer on the cusp/s will be pulled into the Moon’s gravity field as well when natal Moon is being stimulated.

Our daily mundane round is also signified by the astrological natal Moon, so do catch up with Ms. Cunningham as soon as you may, for the quickly fluctuating Moon changes signs about every 2 1/2 days, as you know…so why dost thou tarry?

Saturn-Uranus opposition exact Sep 15, 2009

Update April 26, 2010: yes, Saturn and Uranus are facing off this very day @ 28Vir46 Rx (Sat) vs 28Pis46 Direct (Uranus)…in fact, at the moment of this typing!

(You may notice a smidge of repetition from my original post in this Update…sorry, but some things bear repeating!) Now back to Saturn opposing Uranus:

Their next exact (partile) opposition will be on or about July 26, 2010 @ 00Lib25 Direct (Saturn, conjunct US natal Midheaven in the Sibly chart) and 00Ari25 Rx (Uranus); Uranus to US natal Ic/4th house indicates unstable home conditions (including in the ‘homeland’) and longterm cycles of activity begin or end while Uranus in in 4th house.

Plus, new, progressive or disruptive elements suddenly enter the environment, both in our personal lives, and on the national scene.

Of course, the other end of the brittle Saturn-Uranus duo is Saturn to US natal Mc, as mentioned above, and we experience the restrictions, accountability issues, and extra responsibilities which accrue when Mr. Realism visits his favorite abode, the 10th house of Career and Public Status, where the Lesson-Bringer naturally rules.

Besides the angularity and thus the importance of this transit to the US natal chart, America will soon be starting another new cycle of Saturnian things as described by her Saturn Return which will be a three-fer this time, @ 14Lib48, on or about:

1. Dec 3, 2010;
2. Mar 22, 2011 Rx;
3. Aug 28, 2011

Honor Saturn’s teachings and Saturn will honor you!

My original post begins here:

What a find! Not having much Astrology blogging time recently due to Art stuff, I was thrilled to find that the wonderful Donna Cunningham has published an article by Lynda Hill on today’s exact (partile) opposition of the two antithetical planets, status quo Saturn and progressive rebel Uranus.

Oppositions are always about relationships and, unlike squares which can blind side us, leave room for adaptations and adjustments. Yet this pair of planets can be quite brittle if their lessons are resisted. And both are of a cold quality.

Lynda’s specialty, as you know, is the Sabian Symbols, so you’ll want to check out her analysis of Saturn-Uranus’ opposition degrees at Donna’s blog, SkyWriter.

Saturn opposite Uranus is telling us to Let Go! says Lynda, of all the things that hold us back. They will be partile again in January, April, May, and July 2010, when Saturn will be @ 1 Libra, Uranus @ 1 Aries.

‘1 Libra/Aries’ puts their opposition upon America’s natal Mc/IC axis, the Career and Public Status polarity in our Sibly chart (00:53 Lib/Ari) and will occur during our US Saturn Return.

Accountability, anyone?

Saturn to Mc is a time of increased status since in western Astrology we say the 10th house is Saturn’s natural abode (Capricorn is the 10th sign); responsibilities increase as well. Not blaming others for past mistakes is a must, however, for best outcomes.

Yes, America’s natal Saturn is in its sign of exaltation (Libra) so perhaps with current attempts by government to straighten out the mess our previous slackness has plopped us in, perhaps more improvement will be obvious by July 2010. Saturn to Mc is a great time to correct one’s direction, if need be.

Our legal system may be involved as well (Libra’s ‘Scales of Justice’), and relationships may become stronger in the wider world (00Ari/00Libra are World Points of prominence where global events may occur – also 00Can/00Cap, points which make up the Cardinal Cross everyone is blogging about these days.)

As a nation, we have abused our position of authority in the past (Saturn), so facing our culpabilities and bucking up to difficult tasks more realistically are our only chances for real change with Saturn at Mc.

Yet the fly in the ointment may be Uranus to natal Ic, the Foundation of the country and natal chart, with the 4th house of Domestic Scene, Roots and Heritage. Mars rules there for America.

This transit in any chart relates to disruptive, unstable situations concerning the Home (Ic = cusp of the 4th house.) In a national chart this points to the domestic scenes of indivduals, and to the ‘homeland’ in general.

Long-term cycles of endeavor may be altered abruptly or ended entirely; the number of refugees from loss of homes or other catastrophes may increase, sorry to say.

My hope is that with stable Saturn at Midheaven, Uranian disruptions at Ic may be balanced at least in part by Saturnian control by government – hey, wait a minute – all my grousings about a ‘new world order’ make that a fretful proposition!

Yet more control (regulation = Saturn) of the markets on Wall Street would be a good thing. Still, if the Saturn-Uranus opposition on US natal Mc-Ic leads to a NWO take-over, I’m going to be really po’d. Aren’t you?

Okay, I’ll hush about it for now.

Please don’t let my NWO grousings here dissuade you from checking out Lynda’s insightful analysis with info from her marvelous book, ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom’ which I highly recommend and use myself.

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