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 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.

 saturnringsr white eagle astrology

With Mars it was a case of actively seeking it; with Saturn it is a matter of maintaining that contact with the light, come what may. The symbolism is very potent, and even more so because Mars, having just finished its retrograde period at the beginning of this quarter, moves forward again and catches up with Saturn in late August, their conjunction being also conjunct the star. Whatever happens, the message is clearly to seek and to hold on to the light, however dark things in the world may seem to be. Saturn too will have finished its retrograde period by then, and things can begin to move forward, testing though that process will probably prove to be.

Leo pink120In August, things become more lively as the month continues. A lunar eclipse early in the month (Sun in Leo with Mars close by, Moon in Aquarius) highlights the importance of balance between mind and heart. This balance will be much needed later in the month and subsequently as the effects of a major solar eclipse at the end of Leo are felt. This eclipse is very likely to trigger at least one globally important event of considerable moment during the weeks immediately following. The eclipse is very closely aspected by Uranus, so we must expect the unexpected and be prepared to be flexible, adaptable and resilient. However, it would be a mistake to take a negative attitude: however unpredictable things may seem to be, good can and will come of it. A harmonious link between Jupiter and Saturn which started to develop during July continues right through August and into September, helping to bring stability where it might seem to be in short supply!


 

The Sky - first quarter

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.

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.

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