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Round-up of Outer Planet Cycles

My friend Mandi Lockley has put together a collection of links to her insightful articles on Outer Planet Cycles into well-organized sections so that you can easily find the planetary pairs, their aspects, and dates.

You know the ones: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto so far away, but with Jupiter and Saturn joining in the dance of energies, too.

So thank you, Mandi! Your artcle on the current opposition between the societal pair, Jupiter in Pisces and Saturn in Virgo, tells it like it is!

And with Jupiter’s southern ring fading into oblivion these last few weeks, we can hardly tread too gingerly around the Great Beneficent’s fat toes, can we?

Jupiter is very jolly and spiritual in its own sign of Pisces, the sign of clouds, veils, and mysteries, and scientists say that perhaps the ring is being covered by some high floating clouds and will return to our view real soon. Or whenever.

Hmmm…think I’ll see what New Scientist is saying about the puzzling occurrence which, btw, has happened before. Perhaps NS investigators are already on the Case of the Planet’s Disappearing Ring.

I say, Follow him and see where he goes…oh that’s right – Jupiter is in Pisces now but is headed toward a rendezvous with Uranus @ Aries Point 00Ari18 on June 8, 2010! AP is one of the four World Points of Manifestation and Prominence and we could sure use a bright solution for repairing the oily gash in Mother Nature’s side that BP saw fit to gamble on.

Wonder if the offending concrete that Halliburton used was frugally purchased from China? If so, it may have been made with chalk dust or with something else concrete-y looking that’s weak and disappointing…and shipped pronto to the US.

Now sometimes an event is in the news which can be described by a certain Sabian Symbol (word picture for each of the 360 degrees of a circle or horoscope) and which we hear over and over again…so how about this fiasco?

Quoting from Marc Edmund Jones’ ‘The Sabian Symbols in Astrology’:

‘6 Gemini’ = “Drilling for Oil”…SPECULATION…

positive expression: achievement through an exceptional concentration or specialization of effort;

negative/unconcious/shadow side: foolish gambling and ill-considered self-exploitation. #

Now I just checked ‘6Gem’ in Dane Rudhyar’s ‘An Astrologoical Mandala’ and there’s nothing for it but to type it for you here because it seems very apt for our times. I might also mention that ‘6Gem’ is where Pan hangs about these days causing ‘panics’ and indulging in trickeries of the mind and senses (Gemini) – the mercurial Mr. Rudhyar is on the mark here:

“This symbol superficially considered can be referred to the insatiable drive of modern man for power and wealth, his readiness to accept the risk of failure. But it has a deeper meaning, especially if related to the next symbol. {snip}

Drilling for oil may even represent the attempt to penetrate to the deep layers of the collective Unconscious and to reawaken the powers of the archaic psyche whichoce flourished–for instance in the true ceremonial magic of the tribal world, perhaps among the adepts of the fabled Atlantis, or even among the shamans and witch doctors of more recent times.

The archaic powers may be ‘refined’ for modern situations, but the almost inevitable result is the release of noxious waste producing ‘pollution’. And there is pollution of consciousness as well as of the atmosphere man breathes. AMBITION.” #

That covers events in the Gulf of Mexico quite well, I think –
BP, Transocean, and Halliburton’s overly pressurized misadventures. To me, this catastrophe seems like fall out from 2009’s three Great Conjunctions of the speculator pair of grand schemes, Jupiter and Neptune for both planets relate to Piscean seas and massive (Jupiter) leaks (Neptune.)

Let’s see: “refined” as in oil refining, “modern situations’ as in never drilled so deep before, and “foolish gambling” for which it remains to be seen whether the true culprits of the corporate persuasion will lose anything more than other people’s shirts.

“Archaic power” sounds like primeval powered Pluto’s connection with dark, damp, low down places that contain plutonian wealth through oil formed over centuries. Archaic. And creating power as ‘fuel’.

And how about “release of noxious waste”? Gas is nothing if not noxious and you know about the effects of noxious oil – toxins – on the environment along with the detergent they’re spraying.

Then there’s mention of Atlantis which can be a stand-in astrologically for America herself. This Sabian Symbol also links the BP oil spill to the Manifest Destiny our founders supposedly favored so unreservedly (‘New Atlantis’) and it points to our nation’s natal Uranus, planet of rebellion and independence, @ 8Gem55 – where transiting Midas, named after the gold-hoarding king, now traverses.

The BP-Gulf oil spill can be seen as potentially a part of Naomi Klein’s theory of Shock Doctrine being practiced on the American people. How grievous that it’s New Orleans and the *Gulf Coast taking more vicious kicks on the shin.

Ruthless people always go for weak spots, don’t they?

Yet you noticed when testifying on Capitol Hill last week, all the big execs said that they will pay “all legitimate” claims (a legal loophole?) but with this symbol we find that they were “ready to accept the risk of failure” though I suspect a way has been created around it:

Did BP and the others hedge their bets on Wall Street that a blowout would occur? Did they or someone else bet against this foolhardy misadventure? If so, they can use their considerable ‘winnings’ to pay for all the damages they’ve caused. And no loopholes.


*oil globs may turn up elsewhere as they circulate in ocean currents.

Written by Jude Cowell

May 24, 2010 at 4:51 am

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!


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