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Inspiring radical growth – Jupiter Trine Uranus

It has been said before that my astro posts seem to focus on the doom and gloom, the difficulties and challenges. And there’s some truth in that, I sort of figure that we’ll just flow with the good times, take the best of those energies without even having to know that that is what is going on. But when it comes to the more challenging stuff, it helps to be forewarned, to have some guidance in understanding and working through the trials and tribulations.

But today it’s different, today there’s an aspect that is all the good stuff … well, good stuff if you want excitement, creativity and change! Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion is just beginning a Trine aspect to Uranus, the planet of originality, freedom and unconventionality. This transit will be going in and out over the next six months, so if you’re in tune with it, expect this period to be the beginning of some radical but deliciously exciting evolution.

Jupiter is about truth, Uranus is about individuality. When these two work together we have an opportunity to unfold our own potential truth, and when this is going on for everyone, self-becoming and the manifesting of universal connection is possible.

The Trine is happening at the 15 degree point of Aries (Uranus) and Leo (Jupiter), so anyone who has any planets at these points will be being especially affected. And then, as other planets hit the 15 degree Sagittarius point, which Mars will do around about the time of the October Full Moon eclipse, we get a Grand Fire Trine and a massive burst of energy to power the inspirational and creative change of Jupiter and Uranus.

The fascinating thing is that this means Jupiter is hitting the last gasps of the Pluto-Uranus square , providing impetus for the transformation that this ‘evolve or evaporate’ energy is demanding of us on a personal, social and planetary level.

This is exciting astro stuff … anything that has been stuck in recent times has the chance to be shifted. Take notice of anything that is creating restlessness, because that’s the flag that will show what needs to change and the direction for growth.

And expect the world to be a different place. Everything is unfolding as it should!

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Roll up for the magical mystery tour …

The next week or two is a truly mystical and magical time.  We’ve got what’s called a Grand Water Trine happening … the peak of it will be between the 18th and 22nd July, but it is building in intensity already.  A Trine happens when two planets are at 120 degrees from each other, and a Grand Trine when there are three (or more) planets each at 120 degrees, making for an equal triangle.  The Trine aspect is one of flow, when the energies of the planets work well with each other. This Trine has the planets in water signs, emphasising emotions anorigin_3596061346d the unconscious.

At the moment we have Saturn (form and structure) in Scorpio and Trined to Neptune in Pisces (imagination, spirit, mysticism) and both Trined to Jupiter (expansion and opportunity) in Cancer.  Mars (assertiveness, courage, drive) moves into the aspect around the 20th.  So, you put all that together and it is an opportunity for deep connection with self, soul and spirit in an expansive way that offers opportunity for real growth.  The energy is powerfully mystical and insightful, a time when we have access to our own unconscious forces and the potential to see our deeper patterns for what they really are.

If we use this time wisely (that’s the Saturn bit!), it is an opportunity to get over our own crap, including the stories we make up about the values that we think are real but are only delusions holding us back (that’s a Neptune thing), keeping us stuck in the constructed meaninglessness of the tick-tock world!!  At the same time, there is likely to be some deep dredging going on in the unconscious mind, and that might be a bit uncomfortable. But, there is opportunity in all that for insight and transcendence.

From how I see it there are two things that will help to make the most value of this time … firstly, doing whatever is possible to get into a state to access the unconscious … meditation, dreams, or whatever works. And secondly, having some time when we’re turned off from all that electronic and mechanical stuff that keeps us attached to the mundane world, and disconnected from self.

Hmm, it’s a bit like a Beatles song … welcome to the magical mystery tour …


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Cancer caring … week of 23rd June 2013

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At the winter solstice yesterday the Sun moved into Cancer (yep, the two events are linked, it’s the same as how the Sun moves into Capricorn at the summer solstice … and I’m talking about the Southern Hemisphere here), and with Venus and Mercury already in Cancer and Jupiter about to join them next week (on Tuesday), we are indeed in the midst of the sensitive and nurturing energy of the crab … a gentler time than the fervour and frivolity of these past few Gemini weeks.  Venus and Mercury are still hanging out together, so this weekend is a great time for communications that require empathy and sensitivity.  Mercury has slowed down, preparing for its (apparent) retrograde period that starts on the 27th June.  This will be a time when thoughts turn inwards, when it is best to focus on internal processing rather than overt projections … more on Mercury retrograde in next post … Over the next few days the Sun connects into the Grand Water Trine with Saturn and Neptune.  While this won’t be as dreamy as when Venus got mixed up in this trine last week, it should be a time of heightened insight and intuition … this coming week is more of a romantic tear-jerker than an action thriller!!!

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