About fifteen hours ago… Neptune went direct. It’s been few years since I blogged on here, discussed astrology, or explained any astronomical physics. Fire up Starry Night Pro is what I’m thinkin. Seems like a time of some fresh planning and follow through.
From the Metro News in Toronto today:
Pink (born September 8, 1979) is waiting for her birthday next year to seek clarity in her own life, and she has speculated that this will come about via her Saturn Return. Your Saturn return is the same as your birthday, but instead of being the time when the Sun comes back to where it was when you were born, Saturn’s orbit takes 28-30 years, so this will mark Pink’s first ‘Saturn Birthday’.
It is not often that we see celebrities openly using practical astrology, especially in the media, as the Saturn birthday is as much of an important stepping stone in life as ones own regular birthday. Solar returns give much insight into the year to come, but the Saturn returns launches you over the threshold to adulthood, from where you meet the limits of time, maturity and death.
It is commonly accepted that one does not reach adulthood until the age of 30, and Saturn signifies maturity, structure, and limits – a threshold once passed, adults must face these turning points of life, or be doomed to repeat the lessons first met at 28 years at the second Saturn Return. This usually occurs around ones mid-life crisis. Liz Greene is one of the most knowledgeable authors on the topic of Saturn, and has written the book Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil. A must read for anyone approaching or mystified by this event.
28-30 is the coming of age in the astrological world, and there is no better planet which teaches us this lesson than Saturn. Pink’s Saturn is amidst a huge Virgo stellium
Exactly squaring her natal Neptune at 17° Sagittarius (currently her Neptune is being squared by transitting rebellious and disrupting Uranus in Pisces). So we may see a more mature, sophisticated and potentially reserved Pink come next year. Uranus in Pisces is not only squaring Neptune, but it is also opposing that entire Virgo stellium, looking directly at her Saturn and challenging it. Pink may face many problems in the following year concerning Virgonian (mercury-ruled sorting, cleaning, nutrition, cleanliness, education, legal matters, business) and Piscean (jupiter-ruled belief, knowledge) and her stellium will only complicate matters further. There may be some more rebellion against the musical status quo, but once Pink has completed the reuturn, which will probably en once Saturn leaves Virgo for Libra – if Pink is prepared, she will surely change her outlook and perspective at this juncture and reap Saturn’s rewards.
Yes, October 29th marked the 79th anniversary of the Great Depression!
And what better way to mark it? Than with an 8th house profection year, yes that’s right- the profection year of things that are buried under the ground, other people’s money and TAXES. Yes, the 8th house, the ‘idle’ place, the place of death.
What ascendant would mark the occasion? We don’t know. If I was banking on the eve of October 29th when the stock market closed for the day, 5pm would grant a Taurean rising sign, putting none other than the king of time and death natally in the 8th, but also marking the birthday in Sagittarius, further amplifying his position at the 26th degree with a Pluto conjunction of all things.
The birthday today, especially marks the occasion of a Jupiter-ruled year, with Saturn natally in Sagittarius, and Jupiter transitting through a Saturn-ruled sign, in aversion to Saturn! How saturnian! The Mercury return and Mars return are extra bonuses in this chart – Mercury signifying trade and legal matters, and Mars representing that which we are cut off from, the act of being severed, a change. Well played planets. Happy Birthday Great Depression. Let’s hope in another 79 years, you have passed your prime.
The elderly republican candidate has been so hot and bothered by the US financial fallout that it has overshadowed the calm demeanour of candidate Barack Obama.
Barack has managed to keep a level head and has not been pulling stunts or causing drama, unlike McCain, who stated that the ‘fundamentals of the economy were strong’ days prior to the economic collapse of Wall St., vowed then to suspend his campaign until the crisis is resolved, then re-instituted his campaign before the stock crash made a rebound, supported a vice-Presidential nominee clearly incapable of fulfilling her job, and has hurled insults at Barack Obama for his lack of involvement in the financial market bailout.
All of this has happened in a relatively short period of time.
With Robert Blaschke’s chart of McCain here, there are the Sun, Neptune and Venus in Virgo, and the ruler of Virgo, Mercury, is in aversion in Libra.
Now the interesting part comes from a digg article by Joe Klein titled “Anger vs. Steadiness in the Crisis”, outlining the difference in response to the stock market catastrophe between Obama and McCain.
The part which struck me was the word “mercurial” in this quote in the article.
Mercury itself is currently in retrograde (backward) motion, beginning on September 23rd EST time, and will continue to appear to move backwards until October 16
The interesting point about Mercury is that its characteristics, or ‘significations’ are traditionally:
- the education of children
- keeping things up the air
- legal matters
When Mercury goes ‘retrograde’ or ‘Rx’, what it does to these significations is ‘take them away’, break them, and make one re-do, re-think, or fix mistakes in matters pertaining to the aforementioned topics.
I thought of Karl Rove. Back in 2003, at the height of Howard Dean mania, Rove was skeptical about Dean’s staying power as a candidate: “When was the last time Americans elected an angry President?” Much has been written about McCain’s mercurial temperament during the past few weeks….
Interesting choice of words considering the timing of Mercury and McCain’s natal chart. Please note that Mercury will perform a retrograde action like this three times a year, which is important to consider for someone whom is so taken by the reigns by this small planet.