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PLANETARY ASPECTS

Week 9/24/2018-9/30/2018

 

NOTE: See my guide on how to apply planetary aspects to your own experience through your natal astrology here.

 

Tuesday 9/25/2018 4:50:22pm Pacific – Sun in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn (2d 51m)

Degree Symbols: Sun (Charubel) – A long pole suspended horizontally in mid-air with a rope attached to each end connected with the earth; Saturn (La Volasfera) – A serpent coiled around an uplifted beacon

The Sun and Saturn form one of the many archetypes of duality in astrology. The Sun is life, light, consciousness, dominating the sky with its bright face and its turas, or sacred walk of the seasons. Saturn is dark and dusky and in ancient astrology it was the great boundary marker of the heavens, the slowest and farthest wanderer who personified the march of time and the reaping of death and decay which all physical matter eventually meets with. In Libra, the Sun, representing our consciousness and higher intellect, is absorbed in the creation and maintenance of balance and harmony, finding reflection in how we experience and interact with our environment, as well as the people we spend a lot of time with – lovers, friends, business partners. Saturn in Capricorn brings our attention to the creation of a good foundation and the definition of a clear, straight path to achievements that brings us the most satisfaction. Here, in the closing square as these opposing forces move closer to each other to begin a new cycle, a crisis is reached in how we are making these two areas of our life work together. In love relationships, we may be struggling to share parts of our public or professional life with our lovers that we want to share, or we may be reluctant to do so, resulting in friction. Our striving for achievement may be taking away from our time with friends or lovers, and it may be necessary to reset the balance and make sure we are giving each of these areas of our lives – and the people in them – the attention they need. Our homes or places of work may need a change – physically, energetically, or both. It will also be good to consider who in our lives and what in our environments we are using as an escape or distraction instead of treating them as important foci of our attention in and of themselves. In situations that arise, what we find aesthetically pleasing or comfortable may be clashing with what we find publicly or professionally necessary, bringing us to the threshold of difficult decisions. It may be time to draw lines and create healthy separation where it may be uncomfortable to do so.

Use this aspect as a meditation on how partnership – truly equal partnership that honors fully conscious and equally balanced give and take – can inform and enrich your process of defining and working to achieve your goals. This is a good reminder that no one is on their path alone; real strength has as much to do with personal effort as it does with actively including others in our lives and our process when it is right to do so, rather than when it’s simply comfortable or convenient.

Thursday 9/27/2018 4:34:20pm Pacific – Sun in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius (4d 48m)

Degree Symbols: Sun (Sabian) – A man teaching the true inner knowledge. Keyword: Affinity; Mars (La Volasfera) – A woman nude, looking at her reflection in a pool of water

The sum total of intellect and awareness, the Sun, follows the path that Mercury has taken with his trine with Mars on Sunday 9/23/2018, and now connects with Mars in this trine. Both planets are in air signs, emphasizing communication, the faculty of the mind, and the essence of motion. Where the Sun-Saturn square two days ago hopefully brought our attention to where communication and movement is not happening and needs to be, this follow up aspect provides a window to initiate movement, thought, and words with a focus on what is being communicated and how it is being delivered. With the trine, it is easier to know how to deliver thoughts and words in a pleasant way that will be well received, but there is also the temptation to avoid conflict and rough edges and to take the easiest path possible. As far as this particular aspect is concerned, we may develop very original and progressive ideas, but leave them on the plane of the mind and not do anything practical or real with them. Some of us will be capable of facilitating a major breakthrough if we are able to first identify what to say or what to move and then do it at the right time and with the right amount of force and muscle. The path to our loftiest dreams and goals becomes very clear, perhaps for but a moment, and it is up to us to capture that insight and bring it to Earth – and maybe even share it with our lovers, friends, and the appropriate social circles that we belong to.