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TRANSCRIPT Ep. 223 | A Packed Pisces Occasion! – Large Sky Astrology


TRANSCRIPT Ep. 223 | A Packed Pisces Occasion! (Feb. 26, 2024)

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Good day, invisible buddy, April right here, and the date immediately is February twenty sixth, 2024. Welcome to Episode 223 of the Large Sky Astrology Podcast.

This week, a dynamic Mars-Jupiter sq. pushes massive concepts. The Solar and Mercury converge with one another and with Saturn. Count on the surprising from Venus sq. Uranus. The Sagittarius Final Quarter Moon encourages us to inform our story. And I reply a listener query in regards to the distinction between planets, indicators, and homes.

Mars squares Jupiter (Feb. 27, 2024, 12:30 am PST)

Mars in Aquarius squares Jupiter in Taurus on February twenty seventh at 12:30 am Pacific Time at 10 levels, 52 minutes, Aquarius and Taurus. When Mars is in Aquarius, it encourages us to pursue long-range future objectives, however when it comes up towards Jupiter in Taurus, in a sq., we encounter pushback, each from our personal inner resistance and resistance coming from outdoors us.

Mars is said to the work we do, so you can discover that you’re overwhelmed by having extra work than regular, Jupiter, and that retains you from specializing in what it’s that you simply actually wish to be engaged on. That is the facet of the multi-headed Hydra. In some tellings of this delusion, should you reduce off one of many Hydra’s heads, two develop again as a replacement, however on this case, it’s work duties that we’re speaking about.

That is undoubtedly a side of overdoing issues, and notably in relation to driving or train. We have to rein in our extra contentious Mars impulses as a result of overdoing it can lead to sprains or different kinds of accidents. And impulsive actions can typically additionally get us into conditions that don’t find yourself being the perfect for us and that it’s exhausting to get ourselves out of.

This facet will most likely have a bit extra of an affect on you if there are planets or factors in your beginning chart inside a few levels of 11 Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, or Scorpio.

Solar conjoins Mercury (Feb. 28, 2024, 12:43 am PST)
Mercury conjoins Saturn (Feb. 28, 2024, 7:07 am PST)
Solar conjoins Saturn (Feb. 28, 2024, 1:25 pm PST)

On February twenty eighth, the Solar makes a conjunction with Mercury at 12:43 am Pacific Time. Then Mercury makes a conjunction with Saturn at 7:07 am, and eventually, the Solar makes its conjunction with Saturn at 1:25 pm. So, on this 13-hour interval, there’s a whole lot of exercise happening that connects the Solar and Mercury with Saturn.

It’s all occurring on the Sabian image 10 Pisces, An aviator within the clouds. After I consider this explicit image, I’m considering of the methods through which we forge forward, even when we are able to’t see the bottom under us, even when we are able to’t see precisely what’s happening. We will take pleasure in the great thing about the clouds, however we have to do not forget that there are elements at play that we are able to’t essentially see.

That is very acceptable, I believe, when we now have a cluster of planets in Pisces, which is a cloudy form of an indication of getting religion, though we are able to’t see precisely what’s occurring under us or forward of us.

Main as much as the conjunction of the Solar with Mercury, we are able to discover ourselves feeling slightly foggy-headed. However then when this facet turns into precise, near 12:43 am Pacific Time, and perhaps for about seven hours main as much as the precise facet, Mercury is in a state we name cazimi, which implies it’s within the coronary heart of the Solar, it’s at its brightest and strongest. And this may result in nice readability and wonderful insights.

The Solar’s approaching conjunction with Saturn can deliver emotions of exhaustion or discouragement. Maybe it is because we overdid issues slightly bit the day past with that Mars-Jupiter sq.. However Mercury with Saturn, it may be very efficient for specializing in troublesome duties that actually takes a whole lot of focus and a focus. This may consolidate, I believe, that Mercury breakthrough, its cazimi. Mainly, on at the present time, when the Solar is main as much as its conjunction with Saturn and we really feel as if there’s no solution to break via and get forward, I believe this Mercury-Saturn a part of the equation tells us don’t surrender, as a result of success actually is simply across the nook.

Mercury sextile Jupiter (Feb. 29, 2024, 1:53 am PST)
Solar sextile Jupiter (March 1, 2024, 4:15 am PST)

Mercury makes a sextile facet to Jupiter on February twenty ninth at 1:53 am Pacific Time, then on March 1st, the Solar is sextile Jupiter at 415 am Pacific Time. The breakthroughs from the Solar-Mercury-Saturn conjunctions on the twenty eighth are actually being examined. Will we reap the benefits of our new insights, and maybe share them with a brand new viewers?

Pisces and Taurus, the place the sextile is happening – the Solar and Mercury in Pisces, Jupiter in Taurus – is a very nice mixture of indicators. Taurus supplies a stability and safety for Pisces, and Pisces helps Taurus get in contact with its empathy, its spirituality, and the power to forgive. Now, sextile features, as I’ve stated earlier than, symbolize alternatives. And on this case, it’s the chance to take our Pisces skills and intuitive capacity and to provide them a stable type that maybe may even present for our safety.

Venus sq. Uranus (March 3, 2024, 5:17 am PST)

On March third at 5:17 am Pacific Time, Venus squares Uranus at 19º39’ Aquarius and Taurus. That is the form of facet that we usually affiliate with sudden modifications in relationship, and a few of them would possibly come from different folks, and a few of them would possibly come from inside you. When Venus is in Aquarius, we would get in contact with the sensation of being caught in an ongoing relationship, or in a money-making state of affairs corresponding to an everyday job. In the event you’ve been in a relationship that’s feeling unequal or is feeling stale, that is a side that may be very more likely to deliver a few decision, that both issues are going to alter or the connection might want to finish.

Venus is an emblem of cash in addition to relationship, and that is a side that may result in monetary surprises. The sq. between the 2 signifies a battle or an awakening. On this case, it may be the need to do your personal factor and never be tied right down to a 9 to five job, versus the need to have the safety that it is advisable guarantee your freedom.

So, that is a side that, once more, should you’re in a job or different money-making state of affairs that not engages you or makes you are feeling alive, this can be a form of a turning level day, typically, in a state of affairs like that one. This facet will most likely have a stronger affect when you have planets or factors in your beginning chart inside a few levels of 19º Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, or Scorpio.

Sagittarius Final Quarter Moon (March 3, 2024, 7:23 am PST)

And now for the Moon Report. It begins with the Sagittarius Final Quarter Moon on March third at 7:23 am Pacific Time. The Final Quarter is the time within the lunar cycle when a radical evaluate and ultimate motion are known as for to deliver a matter to a conclusion. On this case, a cycle that started on the February ninth Aquarius New Moon started a lunar cycle that’s now calling for decision.

That New Moon had very thrilling astrology, but in addition felt slightly bit, I believe, like making an attempt to remain on a bucking bronco. Now, after a couple of form of tumultuous weeks, the place at one level we had 5 planets in Aquarius, a grouping of planets is now in Pisces, and that is most likely going to really feel calmer, however much less targeted.

A Final Quarter Moon in Sagittarius is smart of issues via sharing tales. This Final Quarter part might additionally deliver the cycle close to completion via a journey someplace, a visit, studying or instructing one thing, and customarily telling others about your journey.

Lunar Part Household Cycle

That is the Final Quarter in a Lunar Part Household Cycle that started on December third, 2021, with a New Moon at 12º22’ Sagittarius. Look to the home of your beginning chart the place 12º22’ Sagittarius falls. That describes the areas of life the place you initiated or conceived of one thing new, some new challenge or some new intention that, ever since, you’ve been making an attempt to develop.

The First Quarter on this Lunar Part Household Cycle was on September third, 2022, with the First Quarter Moon at 11º13’ Sagittarius. That may be a second when some form of motion happened associated to that New Moon purpose. The Full Moon within the cycle was on June third, 2023, 13º18’ Sagittarius, after we started to see a fuller image of what truly was initiated at that New Moon. And now right here we’re on the Final Quarter, the final motion part on this household cycle.

And presently, we once more inform the story, with Sagittarius, of what it was that we started. With Sagittarius, it’s normally extra in regards to the story, the concept of the factor, reasonably than the precise actions which can be taken. So we started a brand new story on the New Moon of December third, 2021, about who we have been and what we wished to do and the place we wished to go. How far have we gone now alongside that path that we imagined for ourselves?

Now, that is very true, once more, if 12º22’ Sagittarius features one thing very strongly in your beginning chart, a planet, an angle, or another level. So if there’s something necessary in your beginning chart inside a few levels of 12 levels Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, or Virgo, this has been a very necessary lunar part household cycle for you.

Void-of-Course Moon Durations

Let’s have a look at the Void-of-Course Moon durations for this week. On February twenty seventh, the Moon in Libra trines Venus in Aquarius at 10:22 am Pacific Time, and it’s Void in fact, get this, for nearly 33 hours. The Moon will enter Scorpio on February twenty eighth, 7:09 PM.

The explanation I cowl the Void-of-Course Moon durations in every week is as a result of I imagine that they’re alternatives for us to revise our habits, to interrupt previous patterns, or attempt to consciously develop new ones. And this can be a actually important Void-of-Course Moon. Being so lengthy in length, it offers us an period of time we are able to actually work with it.

It begins with a trine facet between the Moon and Venus, and trine features point out a reward. And it tells me that the efforts that we’ve been making to get together with others, to compromise and negotiate, is now paying off, and if we’ve been doing that work, we’re being acquired extra favorably total from most people that we encounter.

That is going to be an particularly good Void-of-Course Moon interval for initiating new social habits. In the event you haven’t had a powerful group of mates or different folks that you simply join with frequently, this can be a time to take some form of motion to alter that sample. It could possibly be that mates invite you to exit for a drink after work, and as an alternative of instinctively saying no, you go forward and say sure. It could possibly be that you simply resolve to attend a gathering of a company that’s associated to one thing you’re actually enthusiastic about. Perhaps an astrology group, perhaps some form of gardening group, no matter it’s that you simply’re actually all in favour of. It is a great Void-of-Course Moon interval for reigniting the social connections in your life.

And on March 1st, the Moon in Scorpio trines Neptune at 11:47 pm. It’s Void-of-Course for slightly over six hours after which enters Sagittarius on March 2nd at 5:56 am. Right here on the West Coast of america, that is largely occurring in a single day. It’s slightly bit later as you go east of right here.

A trine facet, once more, signifies a reward. And the potential reward of this one is the sensation that anyone cherishes you in your loyalty, steadfastness, and honesty. Moon in Scorpio typically factors out the elements of ourselves that we want to disown slightly bit, that we really feel perhaps we’re slightly too sincere or slightly too harsh or not trusting sufficient. And what’s good about this explicit facet is the trine to Neptune loves you no matter any of the qualities that you simply don’t actually recognize about your self. So, this most likely signifies a possibility to attach with folks near you who’re actually letting you realize that they love you and recognize you simply the way in which you’re.

Now, for a Void-of-Course Moon interval, this may imply appreciating your self, breaking the behavior of going so deeply into your psyche and inspecting each little factor, that it’s exhausting so that you can calm down and belief and join with different folks in a straightforward and loving approach. This is a chance on this Void-of-Course interval to like your self slightly extra, to just accept your self as you’re. That’s the promise of Neptune in a very good facet.

Listener Query: Indicators vs Planets vs Homes

On this week’s listener query, listener Kellie with an “ie” writes, “If I’ve Uranus in my first home, is that form of like being an Aquarius? How would that work when I’m a Scorpio Solar or Libra Rising, which is a very totally different type of vitality from Aquarius? Identical for if Mars is in a conjunction with the Solar, would that make an Aries-like persona? Or Mercury conjunct the Solar, extra like a Gemini? And would a Neptune within the seventh home be an identical vitality to Neptune in a conjunction with Venus? Descriptions out of your first e book had me enthusiastic about this, and, the excellence between planets, indicators, and homes. Are you able to please inform a bit extra about this?”

April: Thanks a lot for that query, Kellie. And thanks for studying my e book, “The Important Information to Sensible Astrology.” Now, planets, indicators, and homes should not the identical factor. They don’t serve the identical features within the chart. Nonetheless, as I prefer to say, there’s a certain quantity of Venn diagram overlap amongst them.

Let’s first discuss how they’re totally different. In natal astrology, the examine of particular person beginning charts, planets symbolize dimensions of your character. The Solar talks about your confidence and your feeling of being distinctive and the explanation you’re right here. Mars would discuss your capacity to defend your self and to actively pursue what you need.

Indicators are likely to symbolize a method of doing issues. So, if Mars is the way in which through which you go after what you need, the signal that it’s in talks slightly bit about your type of doing that. Mars in Libra goes to try this by being pretty disarming and maybe making the opposite individual assume that it’s their concept, whereas Mars in one thing like Aries or Leo perhaps are way more easy.

After which homes describe the areas of life the place issues occur. Mars within the third home would say that you simply actually inhabit the Mars aspect of your self in third home environments or conditions, which could must do along with your quick neighborhood and setting, your siblings, your neighbors, folks that you simply encounter each day. And in addition in the way in which you communicate, the way in which you drive a automobile.

Now, for instance, Uranus, because you talked about it, is that a part of us that naturally needs to interrupt present guidelines and pursue issues in our personal approach. Aquarius is an indication whose fashionable ruler is Uranus. And Aquarius is commonly described as unbiased and rebellious with a powerful social consciousness. However its conventional ruling planet is Saturn, which accentuates that fastened signal high quality of Aquarius and offers it extra of an curiosity in staying put and managing or organizing folks. These, typically talking, should not a part of Uranus’ job description in any respect.

After which there’s the eleventh home, which is commonly tied collectively in folks’s minds with Aquarius as a result of Aquarius is the eleventh signal of the zodiac. That is an space of the chart that symbolizes how we work with others in direction of societal or different objectives, in addition to how we think about and want to create our personal future.

Now there’s, as I say, overlap amongst these three. I imagine it was astrologer Zipporah Dobbins who launched the concept of the Astrological Alphabet, which makes connections between the 12 indicators, their ruling planets, and the homes of the horoscope that they might occupy if Aries have been on the primary home cusp. I do confer with this method in my e book, “The Important Information to Sensible Astrology,” although, I used to be cautious to differentiate between planets, indicators, and homes.

In Chapter 22, I wrote, “It’s not {that a} signal means precisely the identical issues as its corresponding home or planet. It’s simply that there’s a sympathy amongst them and a whole lot of territory in widespread. A physician, a hospital room, and a white coat and stethoscope aren’t the identical issues, however all of them have one thing to do with well being care. Likewise, the signal of Taurus, the second home, and the planet Venus all have one thing to do with pleasure,” and I might additionally say safety. It’s widespread for astrology authors, particularly while you’re writing books for rookies, to make use of this type of system of similarities as a form of shorthand to assist the coed get used to 12 main archetypes.

Critics would name this a lazy strategy, however I choose once I’m instructing or writing about astrology to construct on what a pupil already has a familiarity with, which is mostly the 12 indicators of the zodiac as a result of that may assist transfer them into an understanding of planets and homes. After which, as soon as they’ve gotten slightly comfy with that, they’ll acquire apply distinguishing between them and mixing them to grasp what it means, for instance, after we discuss Uranus in Libra within the first home.

However total, and I believe I stand aside from a whole lot of my colleagues in saying this, sure, I believe there are a whole lot of similarities between, say, Venus in a conjunction with Neptune and Neptune within the seventh home of the chart. In each circumstances, the idea of relating and the relationships that we type, Venus and the seventh home, have a powerful affect from Neptune. In each circumstances, we would see confusion in relationships, a powerful need to be a compassionate and therapeutic affect in your relationships. And on the draw back, perhaps an unrealistic strategy to relationships, or seeing folks as we want them to be reasonably than the way in which they’re, or we would discover ourselves in relationships, people who’re form of Neptunian, they’re musicians, artists, dancers, healers, counselors, and many others. Or, on the shadow aspect, those that wrestle with substance abuse or interact in misleading practices.

The entire chart tells a narrative. We don’t know what different planets could be connecting with Venus and Neptune, or the indicators that they’re in, or whether or not there are different planets within the seventh home as nicely.

However let’s have a look at the instance that you simply gave. “If I’ve Uranus in my first home, is that form of like being in Aquarius? How would that work when I’m a Scorpio Solar or Libra Rising, which is a special type of vitality from Aquarius?” Effectively, with Uranus within the first home, particularly, the nearer it’s to the Ascendant, the extra distinguished the qualities of independence, rebelliousness, and iconoclasm will likely be. These qualities will likely be very distinguished in the way in which you meet the world and in how you’re perceived.

However let’s say Uranus is within the signal of Libra and Libra is rising. Libra is anxious with getting together with others and people will likely be sturdy options within the persona as nicely, as a result of the Ascendant describes the qualities that we domesticate and depend on with a view to get via life. Libra needs to get alongside, however Uranus within the first home would possibly intensify that type of seesaw high quality we typically see with Libra, first being very accommodating after which being very rebellious.

In the meantime, the Solar in Scorpio, nicely the Solar is who you actually are, beneath that Libra niceness of the Ascendant. In Scorpio, it isn’t your job to be good, it’s your job to be actual. And Uranus within the First Home, which works towards the Libra qualities that may be over-accommodating, can truly assist the Solar in Scorpio get its work carried out since you’re keen to stay to your personal convictions as an alternative of making an attempt to make everyone else glad.

Kellie, I hope that helps. Deciphering planets in indicators and homes is without doubt one of the trickiest abilities to grasp in astrology, however with sufficient apply, all of it begins to fall into place.

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