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January - March 2017

Aries blue120An opposition between Jupiter and Uranus during this period suggests a time of revolutionary and iconoclastic thoughts and actions! At the time of writing this seems only too likely; however, the Saturn-Uranus trine (see above) will help to make it less reckless in its effects.

What it is really about is the need to balance the desire to move forward in a revolutionary, new-age way (Uranus in Aries) with the need for fairness and justice to all (Jupiter in Libra). Shall we swing wildly back and forth between extremes or can we be Libra blue120mature enough to reach a sensible compromise? Not surprisingly we shall probably see this working out mainly on the world stage, politically, but it does also apply to anyone and everyone in some way.

uranus white eagle astrologyA solar eclipse at the end of February stimulates the Jupiter-Uranus opposition and is also close to Neptune, so there may be something of a ‘silly season’ for a while, with unrealistic expectations on the part of many of us. Mars is exactly conjunct Uranus at this time, intensifying this. What this could be about, if we rise to the occasion, is vision, seeing what we need to do to make a better future. It would be foolish, however, not to expect some chaotic conditions and also some major ideas and actions which are devoid of common sense. As always, a strong Saturn is the best antidote!

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The Sky - second quarter

April - June 2017plutor white eagle astrology

saturn white eagle astrologySaturn and Pluto (see above also) are both stationary sometime in April, so that this month is liable to feel very heavily fated in some ways. We may well have to make extra effort to ‘gowith the flow’ and accept what we can’t change. In addition, in mid April (during the Easter weekend) Venus is stationary and in close aspect with Mars, Saturn and Uranus. 

The Sky - fourth quarter

October - December 2017

solarsysr white eagle astrologyDespite it having occurred quite some while ago now, the most important feature of this period is the continuing influence of the major solar eclipse which took place on 21 August. Eclipses commonly do this: their effects can in some instances continue for a year or more after the eclipse has taken place. It is not hard to see how much things have been stirred up by it. This is also reflected in the planetary movements because several planets have at various times aspected the point of eclipse (at the end of Leo) since it happened. At the time of writing, Mercury, Venus and Mars have all passed over the place of the eclipse. Still to come are aspects (but not conjunctions this time) to the eclipse point from Jupiter (early October), Mercury (mid October), Venus (early November and at Christmas), Mars (early December), and Saturn (second week of December). This all suggests that the turbulence and uncertainty in so many areas of life will continue, and with Uranus having originally aspected the place of the eclipse as well, plenty of unexpected events and actions. I would suggest that everything taken together is above all an indication that both individually and collectively we all need to wake up to what we are doing and where we are going. It is an opportunity to recognize and grasp our roles and responsibilities to ourselves, to others and to the world – fine words, perhaps, but none the less true.

The Sky - third quarter

 July - September 2017

neptuner white eagle astrologyThe link previously mentioned between Jupiter and Neptune for June continues for most of July. It is quite a subtle link, but nevertheless powerful. The difficult side of this is the tendency to let things slide, to be over-optimistic and to be liable to deception. The positive side is optimism sensibly invested, also sensitivity to what is happening at inner levels. Remaining realistic is important, but provided this can be achieved it can be a useful combination of influences. It is also helpful for artistic and cultural pursuits. Other than this, July is fairly ‘quiet’, though the major influences mentioned in the general remarks continue to affect global life as deeply as always.

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