Hello All, I thought you might enjoy reading this article that Mary sent me. Her link is in the Blog Roll.
HOW TO PREDICT WITH YOUR PERSONAL CHART
By Mary MacLean
The completion of Saturn’s last retrograde thru the constellation of Leo is the signal for re-examining our recent course of action and also preparing for Saturn’s forward motion nearing the end of cycle thru Leo. This last six months of Saturn’s transit thru Leo brings about the promise from the beginning of the transit back in August of 2005. The rule is that the last six months of the Saturn transit brings in the fulfillment of your desires from Saturn’s initial intro into Leo. Think back, what were you trying to accomplish at that time? Did you want a new house? Boyfriend? Promotion? Change your career? These are just some of the everyday things that some people look to change in their lives. Your choice can be more intense depending on Saturn’s promise in your birth chart. In the months leading up to our current transits, you may have noticed repeating a situation or two. This is due to the retrograde motion of Saturn. Retrograde means to go backwards, while the planets never really go backwards they seem to appear like they do from our stand point. Saturn is now retrograde and in the throws of the last six months transit thru Leo. How far you have you come since August of 2005. Saturn’s customary transit has the effect of testing the structures you have built in some area of your chart.
As I look forward to the next six months, three things stand out. First, the Full Moon Eclipse on March 3, 2007 takes place at 13 degrees of Virgo and second, the New Moon Eclipse on March 18, 2007 at 28 degrees of Pisces will take us through to the end of July. Third, Saturn goes direct in April at 18 degrees of Leo. If you keep a day timer or journal, it will be easy to see the goals you set for yourself. This is where it all starts to happen. It will start with the unexpected changes that come with the Full Moon Eclipse and end with the goals you set with the New Moon Eclipse. This is followed by the direct motion of Saturn in April and finalizes your intentions to further your aspirations. It seems as though we are ready to again take a step forward in our lives. In the past twenty-four months we have slowly but surely moved forward in redefining a particular area in our chart. For all of you who know what the houses are and where they are in your chart, this next paragraph may be a little redundant for you.
If your rising sign is Aries, Saturn has been transiting your 5th house of Creativity and love affairs. Has the relationship with your children, love affairs and entertainment have been put to the test lately. One thing is for sure and that is that Saturn never leaves an area of the chart weakened. By the time it is done, you will have a solid foundation to build on for the future.
Taurus rising has Saturn transiting the 4th house of home and core issues. This position of Saturn emphasizes your inner foundations as well as your physical home. You will find yourself trying to reaffirm belief structures that you have built your life on. This can be a little testy.
Gemini rising finds Saturn transiting the 3rd house of Communication and community. I find that this transit of the third house redefines how you cover your butt. I have to snicker at that because during this transit it’s possible for your job to move, you may need to commute, and brothers and sisters need more attention.
Cancer rising finds Saturn coursing thru the 2nd house of personal finances and love. This is where you decide what you want. This will solidify your personal finances and values. After Saturn is done here you will have a great idea of who you really are and what you desire and/or need.
Leo rising with Saturn transiting the 1st house is probably the most important transit I can think of. Initially it is all about the new 28 year you are about to enter. The 1st house is the beginning of this great cycle. You will leave all your old emotional and psychological baggage at the door or take it with you for the next 28 years. The choice will be yours. Your personality and how others see you will change as you grow into this next cycle. This is where you start anew.
Virgo rising finds Saturn going thru the 12th house of the past and subconscious. You may think this might be a soulful but quiet period but alas, this is where you are so fed up with the emotional baggage that you have been sporting around for so long that you review and relinquish it to the past. This is a time of letting go, it’s easier to write than to do but those are the facts.
Libra, Saturn has been transiting the 11th house for you and redefining friendships, goals and group affiliations. You will find yourself pushing forward with new goals. The possibility of you making new friends or enlisting old friends in your current quest is par for your course.
Scorpio, with Saturn in your 10th house making a 90 degree angle to your 1st house this has not been your easiest couple of years. Career is the center of your life at this time and working hard has been part of it all. You have made some decisions on your current career status and what you want for yourself in the future. The path is clear all you have to do is do it….
Sag, Saturn has been mulling around in your 9th house of legal matters, publishing, foreign affairs and philosophy. I like this house because it is a mental house and requires that you engage in your thoughts. Whatever the subject is you will be engaged mentally and emotionally. This is you do what you say and not procrastinate. Since this is the prelude to Saturn in the 10th house you will notice you are climbing to the top of career matters. It is no mistake that you are on a course to achieve a pinnacle.
Capricorn, Saturn is your ruling planet and when it is found in the 8th house of partnership finances and other people’s money, you can be sure your money will be affected. This can be taxes, inherititance, and mortgage money or partnership funds. Mainly it’s all about money. This transit solidify’s your income from others.
Aquarius, with Saturn transiting your 7th house of partnership you may find yourself redefining your needs in your partnerships. This can be a difficult time for some people as it involves another person or persons. During this transit you are apt to rewrite your agreements with others. This is a time of self discovery, where you see your needs change.
Pisces you will find Saturn transiting your 6th house of everyday work and health. This transit develops a work schedule, or health schedule that works well for you. It may take a while to figure it out but nothing happens overnight. We all have 6th house needs and this is where you find out what they are. Next it’s just a small leap to make it happen.
For all of you who are not familiar with the houses and meanings I will give you a shortened view of where the eclipses will fall in your chart. You will need your natal chart in front of you for this. The other instruction I would give you is to take note of any natal planets that are conjunct or in opposition to the eclipse, by at the most 3 degrees on either side. These will be very important in understanding the changes.
The Eclipse will take on the energy of the conjunct planet.
Identifying the house that the Full Moon Eclipse takes place in will give you the area to look at for changes. If the Full Moon Eclipse is conjunct, or in opposition to a natal planet, your interest will be more personal and effects are more direct. If the area is without a natal planet, just that area of the chart will be affected. In this case, the Full Moon Eclipse is in opposition to the transiting planet of Uranus, giving this eclipse an unexpected change in circumstances. If conjunct the Sun or Moon, you can rest assured that this will need all of your attention. I may have oversimplified finding the Eclipse on your chart as not too many people have 0 degrees of a sign on the cusp. You will have to look at the degrees on the house cusps to accurately find your area of interest.
The first thing to identify is The Full Moon Eclipse and the New Moon Eclipse. Find 13 degrees of Virgo in your chart. For instance, if you have an Aries rising, 13 degrees of Virgo will land in your sixth house of health and everyday work. This will bring an issue to the forefront of your life that needs a careful examination. Full Moon Eclipses are extremely emotional changes that show up and alter the area of your life where they land. In the 6th house this is the area of everyday work and health. You may encounter an unexpected change in these areas.
Taurus rising and the Full Moon Eclipse will land in your 5th house of creativity and a produce a spontaneous creative insight…
Gemini rising-The Full Moon Eclipse is found in your 4th house of home and core issues promise unexpected changes in the home. This is important as it is one of the primary houses and can be very personal to you. Home, naturally is where you live, but it is also the place deep inside you where your deepest issues and resolves reside. Also remember if you make a change to your home, you are also making changes to your core issues.
Cancer rising-The Full Moon Eclipse is found in your 3rd house of communications engaging your mind and your close environment.
Leo rising finds the Full Moon Eclipse in the 2nd house of personal finances and love giving rise to changes in love and money.
Virgo rising finds The Full Moon Eclipse in the 1st house of initiation, action and personality; generally how you would appear to the outside world. Manifesting mega personal movement is a possibility or maybe the time of change in terms of personality or hair color, which ever you decide.
Libra rising examines The Full Moon Eclipse in the 12th house of the past and subconscious. Usually, this is the house of hidden matters; however, with a Full Moon Eclipse, maybe not hidden for long. The opposition from Uranus in the 6th can bring health issues to the forefront.
Scorpio rising finds the Full Moon Eclipse in the 11th house of goals, hopes and dreams. There is also a creative instinct that is part of this equation.
Sag rising finds the Full Moon Eclipse in the 10th house of career. When I say career, I mean the many hats we wear, or labels we have. When the Full Moon Eclipse lands in the 10th house, it can mean an unexpected change in career, in labeling, or just being known by a different label.
Capricorn rising has the Full Moon Eclipse in the 9th house of philosophy, legal matters, education and foreign affairs. This is a mental house as well as a spiritual house; therefore, issues in response to this Eclipse can show up as unexpected changes to any one of the above subjects. This house usually requires some mental gymnastics.
Aquarius rising finds the Full Moon Eclipse in the 8th house of partnerships resources and other people’s money. This is also the house of sex, death and taxes. Mainly, this has to do with others- Usually, this is referring to finances from another person or company. IRS, mortgages and money owed to you for a service or situation. Any changes in these areas are unexpected.
Pisces rising finds the Full Moon Eclipse in the 7th house of partnerships- business or personal. This can be important as it refers to our emotional relationships as well as business. Partnerships, especially personal partnerships are an important area for all of us and unexpected changes in this area can translate into a decision making festival.
The end result of any aspect depends on the natal promise in the birth chart. The promise in your birth chart is your natal chart and aspect to your natal planets. The aspects, they make at your birth, will tell you how a situation unfolds. If one of the planets in your natal chart is being aspect by an Eclipse point or transit, the result will be the same as the natal energy. If it is part of a trine then there will be an ease in the change. If it is part of a square or opposition, it can be stressful.
Next, you will have to find the New Moon Eclipse in your chart as that will tell you where the current challenges of this eclipse will be experienced. The New Moon Eclipse gives us the area we will be working in for the next six months. When the Eclipse is conjunct or in opposition to a natal planet, the change will be quite personal for you. The New Moon Eclipse the Sun conjunct denotes a big change in your personal life. The conjunction to the Moon often denotes home or career changes. Mercury’s conjunction to the Eclipse point delivers a constant stream of challenging communication that needs to be either spoken or learned or communicated in some way. Venus’s conjunction or opposition to the Eclipse brings about challenges concerning love affairs and/or money matters. Mars conjunct or in opposition to the Eclipse point signals action, assertiveness and challenges that deal with personal energy. Jupiter always deals with expansion unless it couples with Saturn. Jupiter involves challenges that deal with expansion in what ever area it resides. Money and travel are also in Jupiter realm. Saturn’s conjunction or opposition are challenges that deal with responsibility. (Taking responsibility with the conjunction and giving up responsibility with the opposition.) Uranus conjunction and opposition is always about eccentricity, freedom and unexpected desires. You will always be surprised with Uranus in aspect to the eclipse. Neptune’s conjunction or opposition is always about illusion, or more, exactly confusion. Confusion and illusion are two sides of the same coin. This eclipse produces a generous amount of confusion or illusion. Pluto conjunction or opposition to the eclipse demands change almost immediately, also, it can be challenging for just that reason alone. Pluto always seems to bring with it an intense time and in some cases passionate experience.
Now that you have seen the coming challenges, the next point to find is where Saturn will go direct. You must locate 18 degrees of Leo in your natal chart. The house that this is located in is where you are currently redefining yourself. Saturn went retrograde at 25 degrees of Leo and will return to 18 degrees before it will go direct on April 17th, 2007 and pass the point at which it went retrograde. Think back to late August and early September of 2006. Imagine that when Saturn goes direct we will be reliving that time, only now there will not be a retrograde and everything that we have learned in the retrograde period will enable us to make a knowledgeable decision about the future.
Actually, all the degrees past 25 degrees of Leo are outcome degrees. What do I mean by that? When Saturn passes the point where it went retrograde, situations that began at that time now resolve. This is double duty time. Not only does this direct motion conclude the previous Saturn retrograde but it also finalizes the total transit of Saturn in Leo completing a cycle that began 2 ½ years ago.
Now I know this is asking a lot if you are a novice at Astrology, so get close to someone who knows a little more and work together on this. Find a star study pal.
If you track these three points, you will know where you are going and when you will get there. There is definitely more to it than this but these are the high points. Good Luck
Mary MacLean FEB, 2007