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Sky Log

Astrological Report for

Dick Cheney

Oct 01, 2004 - Jan 01, 2005

by Steven Forrest


 





 

 

 

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Your Chart Data

      Name:      Dick Cheney
      Date:         Jan 30, 1941
      Time:        07:30:00 PM CST  +06:00
      Place:        Lincoln, NE        
                        096W40'00"  40N48'00"

 

 Planet

Sign

Position

House

 

House Cusps

Sun

Aquarius

10Aq48'

06th

 

01  02Vi55'

Moon

Pisces

22Pi40'

07th

 

02  26Vi16'

Mercury

Aquarius

24Aq15'

06th

 

03  24Li45'

Venus

Capricorn

21Cp27'

05th

 

04  27Sc59'

Mars

Sagittarius

17Sg46'

04th

 

05  02Cp47'

Jupiter

Taurus

07Ta17'

09th

 

06  04Aq55'

Saturn

Taurus

08Ta19'

09th

 

07  02Pi55'

Uranus

Taurus

22Ta09'

09th

 

08  26Pi16'

Neptune

Virgo

27Vi25' R

02nd

 

09  24Ar45'

Pluto

Leo

03Le02' R

11th

 

10  27Ta59'

Midheaven

Taurus

27Ta59'

 

 

11  02Ca47'

Ascendant

Virgo

02Vi55'

 

 

12  04Le55'

 

Interpretation text copyright 1993 by Steven Forrest
Program Copyright 1983-2003 Matrix Software, Inc.




 

Sky Log
Steven Forest


Traditional astrologers "make predictions." Often they are correct. But right or wrong, "predictions" turn you into a marionette, with the planets holding your strings. And in my opinion, that is not a very inspiring description of the way the cosmos works, nor a very accurate one. You are vastly more powerful than that. You can, to a great extent, shape your own life. That at least is my belief. The future isn't crystallized. It's a wavering, quivering web of possibilities. How will they manifest? Much depends upon how you wield the magical wild card we call your freedom.

So, what's the use of astrology? In a nutshell, it can help you make better choices. The planets never give a definitive answer to the question "What will happen to me?" Instead, they ask the question. But they ask the question in a very specific way: "Given everything you are, all the bridges you've crossed, all the contracts you've signed, there are several possibilities for what you might do next..." In other words, "Here's the menu. What are you having?"

Question mark.

And the question mark is the most important part of the whole inquiry, because that's where the uncertainty -- and your freedom -- lies. But the planets do even more. They offer advice. In a sense, they recommend certain choices over others. They seem biased toward your evolution. They often suggest that you take the less familiar path, the one that moves you into richer fields of your own potentiality. The planets express this rather philosophical bias in a very concrete way. Typically, when you make a less energetic response to a planetary question, the results, while initially comfortable, rapidly turn painful. Sometimes the pain is immediate and dramatic, as in the collapse of an important relationship. Other times, it's more subtle, as in the degeneration of life into deadening boredom and ritual. Either way, sooner or later we know you made a wrong turn somewhere.

In the pages that follow, we will be exploring the coming months of your life from this planetary perspective. There are three parts to the report, and any or all of them may be included here, depending on which have been requested. First, the big questions. In the part of the report called THE INVITATION, we try to get that "mountain-top" perspective that enables us to make sense of the details. In THE MEANS, we turn our attention to some secondary factors that offer suggestions, help, and support in responding to those big questions. And finally, we'll look at the report period month-by-month, day-by-day, to get some ground-level insight into THE DETAILS. Your report may be for three, six, nine, or twelve months and may include any or all three sections just described. For this reason, and because some years in your life are astrologically more active than others, report length can vary quite a bit.

Throughout the following text, I'll be endeavoring to write in plain English, but if you're unfamiliar with the jargon of astrology, you'll encounter a few words that may require definition. A "transiting" planet, for example, refers to the actual, current position of that planet in the sky. Sometimes the transiting planets form critical geometric angles with the "natal" planets in the birthchart, triggering developmental questions in your life. These critical angles are called "aspects."

The "progressed" planets function in much the same way as the transiting planets, but we approach them a little differently. They're like a script that's been built into your birthchart. Just as we know that an oak tree will emerge from an acorn and bring forth its leaves in season, similarly each person's birthchart contains within it the seeds of certain predictable developmental stages. Progressions spell out those stages.

So sit back, open your mind, and engage your heart. It's time to consider...

 

 

 

The Invitation

Some years loom large in our memories decades down the road; others are blurry, easily forgotten. That universal human reality is reflected in the movements of the planets -- astrologically speaking, one year is often far more significant than another, just as in life. Most of the really important celestial factors move rather slowly; thus, it's not unusual to experience a time in which none of them have gone critical, when we can calmly keep on putting one foot after the other, on "cruise control."

Well, for you this is definitely not that kind of year. Something truly pivotal is occurring...

 


Tr. Uranus is Opposite Ascendant

In effect: in progress - Dec 31, 2004
Peak Date(s): Nov 1, 2004; Nov 21, 2004

The planet Uranus is presently stirring the pot of your life, and that always promises a tumultuous passage, peppered with unexpected developments and encounters. Outwardly, Uranus is the wild card, bringing unpredictable and unforeseen events into the picture. Inwardly, it signals a time of accelerated individuation...that is, a time in which who you really are and what you truly want are rapidly emerging and defining themselves. A portion of what you imagined to be your identity has, in fact, little to do with you; it is a side-effect of your social training, nothing more. And, like training wheels on a kid's bike, you are now ready to dump it. This has an unsettling effect upon not only yourself, but also those around you. Often during Uranian periods there is a distinct "changing of the guard" in our social circles; old relationships end, new ones appear. Claim your right to be yourself -- that's the essence of the transiting Uranus. Whatever it touches, changes. Trust the changes! Like a hard wind blowing the sand off a buried city, they are revealing who you actually have been all along. That's Uranus in general. Specifically, Uranus is opposite your natal Ascendant: Nov 1, 2004; Nov 21, 2004.

 

Our initial step is to realize that the action and the developmental invitation are manifesting in the Seventh House, for that's the region of your birthchart through which Uranus is currently passing. This informs us that you have come to a turning point in your biography, but one whose successful navigation depends upon your receptivity to counsel, or more simply, your willingness to let another person influence you. "Soulmates" will appear at critical junctions. Recognize them through their resemblance to Uranus, which we just described. But what's the core issue? What part of your own life is at stake? To answer that, we turn our attention to the Ascendant, which is being invited into development by the advent of these pivotal people.

 

Like the rest of us, you are a complicated, paradoxical individual, full of contradictions and undercurrents. That's human. But another part of being human is that, like the rest of us, you need to get out of bed in the morning and put on a streamlined, simplified social mask that allows you to function in the social beehive. There's no way that you can have a truly intimate relationship with every face you see in your daily life, nor would you likely want such connections. So we all keep much of what we really are behind our astrological Ascendant, which symbolizes that mask. Physically, it is simply the sign that was dawning in the east at the instant of your birth...and symbolically it represents how you "dawn" on people who don't know you very well. When triggered by a passing transit or progression, the Ascendant signals the need to make some adjustments in the way you present yourself in the social world, so that your outer appearance remains reasonably aligned with who you have become inwardly. The work is superficial; which is not to say unimportant. Often it has to do with changing how you hold your body, the way you speak, and the clothes you wear.

 

The geometric angle or "aspect" involved in the process we are studying is, as we said, the opposition. Not surprisingly, this suggests that the natal planet and the moving one are 180 degrees apart. Tension is thus woven into the spirit of this period of your life. The two forces we described are polarized, which often translates emotionally into a feeling of being damned if you do, and damned if you don't. How can you break the logjam? Recognize that any impossibilities you are experiencing in this area probably arise from an incomplete or biased perspective. The opposition aspect always calls for a leap into a new, more accepting level of consciousness. Something is missing in your view of the problem -- and that missing link (here's the corker...) lies in the wisdom embodied by those people or situations that are now antagonizing you. It's not that they're right and you're wrong; only that the truth that can carry you beyond this impasse lies somewhere between the two positions.

 


Tr. Pluto is Square Moon

In effect: Dec 3, 2004 - continuing
Peak Date(s): Dec 30, 2004

The planet Pluto is shading the spirit of your life nowadays, and in a nutshell that means that you are being challenged to heal. Pluto, as you probably know, is the lord of the underworld...or to put it more succinctly, the God of Hell. And it is disquieting, to say the least, to imagine that this deity is currently dining at your table. But take heart! The "hell" inside you needs airing out, and that is essentially what this transit is about. You've been hurt. You've been used, abused, rejected, exploited, lied to...the whole sad litany. And, like the rest of us, you've sometimes had to keep the proverbial stiff upper lip and simply get on with your life. But where does all that hurt go? Down deep into the unconscious mind, where it stays until you're clear enough and strong enough to handle resurrecting it and really going beyond it. Pluto's action is to bring up buried emotions. Its tone is intense. It often feels moody and confrontative. It can destabilize and disrupt the areas of your life that it's touching. The best course is to resolve to go deeper and deeper, truth above kindness and resolution over comfort. It's not easy, but in the end the energizing and empowering of the psyche make the process worthwhile. What is Pluto actually doing? Currently it is square your natal Moon. Although Pluto is a slow-moving planet and usually unfolds its story over a period of two or three years, during the period of this report the action peaks Dec 30, 2004.

 

First we must recognize that the action and the developmental pressures are rooted in the Fourth House, for that's the region of your birthchart through which Pluto is currently passing. Immediately that realization places our attention on two fundamental areas: The first is your home and family, which may well be making their needs felt now in the "key" of Pluto. And the second, often confused by the first, is your own happiness and that deep soul-feeling inside yourself to which you must be true if your life is to stay on course. Under this kind of stimulation, a person often benefits from considering his or her deepest beliefs and attitudes from a conventional psycho-therapeutic perspective -- which in essence is to say, "Figure out what mom and dad taught you," and drop what is no longer consistent with your own course. But what's the issue? What part of your own life is at stake? To answer that, we turn our attention to the Moon, which is being invited into development by these familial and emotional pressures.

 

Astrology is the basic "programming language" of human consciousness. That may seem like a bold claim, but it's easily tested and proven. Pick someone who imagines he or she knows nothing at all about astrology. Ask them what the Moon means. After an initially dumbfounded look, you'll probably get an answer such as, "I dunno...feelings?" Which is quite correct. The mind naturally associates the Moon with darkness, with moonlight...and therefore with ghosts and romance, magic and tears, vulnerability and exhilaration: emotions. Deep inside us all is a subjective realm. Love and hate, joy and sorrow, dwell there. So do our daydreams and our creativity. If we could "average" a person's mood over a lifetime, we'd have an excellent profile of his or her Moon. When the Moon is triggered into development by a passing transit or progression, your inner life is stimulated. You feel stirred up. Powerful currents of emotional energy, for weal or woe, are released into your psyche. The very basis of happiness for you is evolving.

 

Maintaining a healthy flow of the energies of the Moon, always good for you, is especially crucial to your closest human relationships: marriage, profound friendship, long-term sexual bonds. Why? Because in Lincoln, NE at the moment of your birth the Moon occupied your Seventh House, the traditional "House of Marriage." Two lines of reasoning emerge here. The first is that by bringing the flavor of the Moon into your intimate bonds, you shape love in a lasting, more meaningful way for yourself. The second is that your natural partners are themselves people with the spirit of the Moon. Relating deeply to those whose natures are too far removed from that tone and style is simply not your path. However we look at your situation, intimate connections are clearly a front-burner issue right now.

 

The aspect connected with the astrological process we're investigating here is the square, as we have seen. The square, traditionally characterized as an unfortunate aspect, describes a geometric angle of 90 degrees between the natal planet and the moving trigger. To call squares "bad" is misleading. More accurately, they are compelling. In the area of your life we're considering, a terrific friction has arisen. It's not comfortable, but it is an extremely effective motivator. The trick in using the energy creatively lies in moving decisively -- determining precisely what you want, claiming it, and letting the rest go. A season of tough choices is upon you. Regarding the process we described in the previous paragraphs, there are costs involved in all the courses available to you...the most costly, for all concerned, being the course of indecision.

 


What we've considered above is the underpinning of this phase of your life. It's truly elemental material -- the stuff of which milestones are made. There's no guarantee that astrological forces of such magnitude will be activated for everyone all the time. What follows is an analysis of some slightly less portentous dimensions of your astrological picture...less portentous, but still powerful enough to qualify as part of this year's "Invitation."

Try to see what follows in the light of all that's gone before...

 


Tr. Uranus aligns with the Seventh House cusp

Date: Nov 1, 2004; Nov 21, 2004 - Continuing

Uranus came up earlier in this report. Now we encounter it again. As you may recall, this planet represents the "wild card" in life, and often correlates with unexpected events. Behind the roller-coaster ride, the real issue is your ability to claim your true individuality, even if that involves destabilizing certain aspects of your existing circumstances. Uranus currently is conjunct your natal Seventh House cusp. The action peaks Nov 1, 2004; Nov 21, 2004.

 

The Seventh House -- we pondered this house earlier in the report. It's turned on in another way as well: Uranus is currently entering it. To refresh your memory, partnerships are the focus here. Under Seventh House stimulation, new people appear in your life and old relationship contracts come up for review. Everything hinges upon your capacity to recognize your natural allies, and to let yourself be affected by them. One hint: those natural allies are of the nature of Uranus, as we just described it.

 




 

The Means

If you happen to have a cold on the day you win the lottery, will that taint your memory of the big event? Probably not. Ten years later, you will have forgotten your runny nose. Ten minutes later, more likely.

Life and memory work that way. We prioritize certain kinds of events, experiencing them more vividly and remembering them far longer than the trivial and the predictable. The details of a typical Monday morning aren't going to last as long in the memory banks as images of your moment of glory or your darkest hour.

In exactly the same way, not all astrological events have the same impact. What we have considered so far are all first-string milestones in your life. The rest of what we'll be considering is less central -- but that's not to say unimportant. What follows is a set of supplementary transits and progressions, presented chronologically. They're not quite as profound in their implications as what we've seen, but they're not without emotional and existential consequences. If what we have explored in the previous pages can be viewed as an evolutionary invitation, then, to that lofty end, what follows is....

"The Means"

As you'll see, each of these events stands as significant in its own right. But their deepest meanings lie in the way they interact with what we've considered in the pages above, enhancing and sometimes complicating the broader developmental patterns.

Cards on the table: you can skim the next several pages and, I think, learn some things about the coming months that will prove prophetic...and more importantly, helpful. But the real magic lies in putting all the pieces together, synthesizing them in your heart into an emotional whole -- just like you've done with, say, memories of a special summer long ago. No computer can do that for you.

Your own creativity, your own reflections on the material we're covering, your own translations, additions, corrections, amendments, and meditations -- these are what make the difference.

Let's continue.

Tr. Jupiter is Sextile Pluto
In effect: Oct 4, 2004 - Oct 13, 2004
Peak Date(s): Oct 9, 2004

The planet Jupiter is currently coloring your circumstances. Before we say exactly how, let's attempt to understand the more general significance of any Jupiter event. Essentially, this is a call to recognize an opportunity. Traditional astrologers view it more starkly -- to them, it is simply the planet of luck. And that is often the case: the toast does tend to land butter-side up when Jupiter is crossing sensitive territories. But the real, evolutionary meaning lies deeper. One key is that Jupiter is future-oriented...it is concerned with bright, unexplored possibilities. Stripped to its bones, Jupiter always asks one primary question: how have you been underestimating yourself? Its transits signal a time when new opportunities come into existence, but to seize them you must recognize that you deserve them, that you are capable of rising to them, and that old deals and compromises are finished. Trust yourself, have faith in life, and go for it: that's the spirit of Jupiter. How is it affecting you? Jupiter is sextile your natal Pluto: Oct 9, 2004.

 

Let's first understand that the action is in the Second House, for that's where Jupiter is currently passing through your chart. And what does that signify? That the circumstances driving your development, at least in terms of this particular configuration, have to do with self-confidence...but not simply in the conventional psychological way. Here the self-confidence -- or lack of it -- is rooted in the quality and appropriateness of your resource-base. To use this time well, act in the spirit of Jupiter, as we just described it, and claim what you need for your journey, whether this be money, connections, equipment, or skills. But what's the deeper issue? What part of your own life now hinges on your gathering the right tools, funds, and skills? To answer that, we turn our attention to Pluto, which is being invited into development by this quickening of your dignity, self-reliance, and aplomb.

 

Everyone has fears. Everyone has shames and wounded places. In you and me and everyone else, there are marks left by the times we've been lied to, abandoned, used, or exploited. It's not the world's cheeriest subject, but turning away only empowers those Plutonian hurts, gives them more latitude to influence your life. When your natal Pluto is triggered by a passing transit or progression, dark shadows are stirred within you. It's a signal that forgotten, unprocessed, or repressed elements of your personal history are asking to be investigated. The procedure requires intensity, honesty, and emotional courage. The results are worth the effort. If you work well with these energies, you emerge stronger, clearer, and often with renewed inspiration. If you hesitate, it's not unusual for the old wounding dramas to be re-enacted in your life.

 

While the energies of Pluto that we just described are obviously positive qualities for everyone, they play an especially personal part in your own well-being, looming larger and larger in your life as you mature. That's because Pluto lies in your natal Eleventh House, which pertains to your future, to your healthiest priorities, and to your most sustainable long-term strategies, all of which are well-described by that planet. Under the current stimulation of Pluto, an evolution in your goals is occurring, rendering some old dreams obsolete or complete as new, sometimes unexpected desires and values begin to make themselves felt. It is a season of re-orientation.

 

When Jupiter gets hooked up with Pluto, think big and claim a victory. One is available, if you move decisively and know exactly what you really want. And therein lies the rub. All of us experience humiliating losses, insults, and defeats in the course of life. As you adapt to living with them, an attitude of disempowerment or futility can creep in. Conquering that mind-set is the real aim here. The truth is that psychologically you need a triumph now -- and synchronistically, the universe is ready to cooperate.

 

The aspect pervading the event we've just considered is, as we observed, a sextile. Technically, that refers to a geometric angle of 60 degrees between the natal planet and the moving one. Sextiles are traditionally viewed as "good" aspects. Certainly, they're exciting. There is a mood of eagerness regarding the process we're exploring here -- and that's glorious, provided you're wary of the excessive impulsiveness that sextiles sometimes breed. In any case, the spinning wheel of circumstances can be counted on to provide some fortuitous, unexpected opportunities for you during this period. You'll have to be quick to seize them, though. They're real, but they're short-lived.

 


Pr. Venus is Sextile Sun

In effect: in progress - continuing
Peak Date(s): Oct 4, 2004

"Love." What a word. Eskimos, it is said, distinguish two hundred different kinds of snow, each with its own name. Perhaps we should take a cue from them and cash in our word "love," replacing it with dozens of more specific concepts. It would still baffle us, inspire us, give us sleepless nights -- but at least we might then be able to communicate with each other more clearly. The love an infant feels for his or her mother...the consuming, volatile love of our teen years...the affection between old friends...the quiet affinity between those who have been well-married for decades: why do we put them all under the dominion of the same syllable? They're certainly different human experiences. Love evolves. Our capacity to feel that emotion takes on new resonances as we mature, and it drops old resonances.

Astrologers measure that evolution through the motions of the Progressed Venus. When it comes to a sensitive zone in your birthchart, you are invited to open yourself to new dimensions of human relationships. Typically, the passage of progressed Venus over a critical point coincides with visible alterations in our sphere of intimacy: friendships, business or creative partnerships, romantic bonds...all come to crossroads. Sometimes they come to endings. Other times they slough off deadening rituals and experience renewal, even renaissance.  Many times such Venusian events mark the arrival of new people in our lives, people whose destinies are entwined with our own. Always, though, behind the outward relationship events, there is a deeper layer of meaning in these progressions: you are now asked to deepen the way you love, to love with yet another dimension of your being, to call still another part of your soul into the service of love. And, as always, it's possible to miss the point, squandering the Venusian force in wheel-spinning romances or soap-opera related interpersonal dramas.

 

Let's start unraveling the symbolism by recognizing that the action and developmental invitation are most evident in that part of your life we call the Eighth House, for that's the region of your birthchart through which Venus is currently passing. Typically, such an astrological event suggests a period of moody intensity as old hurt feelings come up for healing and regeneration. It is probable that you have someone in your life now, be it a bed partner or a dear friend, with whom you can speak frankly about difficult emotional topics...and can do so in the spirit of Venus, as we just described it. Often the person is himself or herself of that same planetary nature, or is at least going through a time in which that kind of force is making itself felt. What is less certain is whether you will cast politeness aside and actually broach the sensitive subjects. But what's the core issue? What part of your own life is being affected by these unconscious biases? To answer that, we turn our attention to the Sun, which is being invited into development as these inner pressures mount.

 

How is the progressed Venus currently touching you? It is sextile your natal Sun: Oct 4, 2004. In thinking about this, remember that progressions are slow-moving events and that the action simply peaks then; it will be in effect throughout the period of this report.

The Sun, as astronomers tell us, is the center of the solar system. Everything spins around it. With its enormous gravity, the Sun holds the entire system together. In a parallel way, the astrological Sun represents the gravitational center of your personality. Your ego. Your identity. The part of you that gets up in the morning and, without even a single sip of coffee, knows its name, rank, and serial number. Those same astronomers inform us that without the Sun's radiant energy, life as we understand it would cease to exist. Again, astrological meaning follows astronomical fact: the Sun symbolizes that spark of life inside you, your elemental vitality. Enthusiasm, energy, recuperative powers -- all these are solar themes. Thus, when the natal Sun is triggered in an important way, two critical questions come up for review: who are you, and what really makes you want to get out of bed in the morning?

 

Sustaining steady contact with the energy of the Sun, always good for you, now figures especially prominently in one critical dimension of your life: the Sixth House, which is where the Sun lies in your birthchart. What themes or issues come to the fore here? Responsibilities, duties, and the fulfillment of your commitments. But before we start sounding too much like the Boy Scout Handbook, let's remember that the pivotal issue of the Sixth House lies in recognizing the exact nature of your proper obligations, and not letting yourself be cowed into signing up for boring, self-sacrificial martyrdoms that are none of your business anyway. Clarifying the exact location of the thin line between humility and humiliation is on the front burner for you now. One rule of thumb: when your duties have the flavor of the Sun, you're on the right track.

 

When the Sun interacts with Venus, do your best to make yourself attractive...but a lot more is called for here than a long talk with the bathroom mirror. "Attractiveness" is as much personal as it is physical; it is linked to courtesy, the expression of interest in others, and a general graciousness of demeanor. Why act that way now in particular? Simple: you've come to a point in your life in which input from another person is essential, and if you want to link with the proper partners, it doesn't hurt to do a little advertising.

 

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a sextile -- traditionally seen as a "harmonious" or "mutually enhancing" aspect, often full of fast-paced events and emotional stimulation.

 


Tr. Saturn is Sextile Neptune

In effect: Oct 7, 2004 - Dec 10, 2004
Peak Date(s): sometime after the report period.

The planet Saturn is currently casting a gray light on your circumstances -- but is it the bleak gray of sorrow or the clear, comforting gray of wisdom and digested experience? That's the choice. Saturn is classically viewed as the "bad" planet, the "Greater Malefic." Don't believe it! Used correctly, its transits can bring dignity and self-respect. Essentially, Saturn is about maturity. The part of your life that's being touched by the Saturnian energies needs to grow up...which, despite the lies we're all told, is not a process one mysteriously completes on one's twenty-first birthday. There is an area of your life where you have simply outgrown yourself, at least inwardly. The task now is to adjust your outward circumstances to reflect the maturity you've already attained psychically and invisibly. It is a material problem, not fundamentally a psychological one. To succeed, there is first a need to face reality squarely, even if it's unsavory. Then to make a hard choice...that is, to reach an emotional bottom line and not be crippled by your awareness of the ambiguities in your situation. And finally, in a spirit of commitment, persistence, and self-discipline, to claim those circumstances in your life which reflect the hard inner work you've been doing over the last few years. That's Saturn in general. Specifically, Saturn is sextile your natal Neptune: sometime after the report period..

 

Currently Saturn is navigating your Eleventh House, suggesting that your own circumstances and possibilities are currently tied into larger developments involving organizations, committees, or your "crowd." This inevitably involves the use of a certain political adroitness on your part and the capacity to forge and nurture coalitions and alliances, even if they're just among three or four people. But behind the group dynamics, there's a deeper layer. What are your priorities? What do you really want? Certainly, those desires are currently evolving and their motion is in the direction of Saturn, as we just described it.  In a nutshell: know what you want and choose your allies accordingly. But what's the core issue? What part of your own life is at stake? To answer that, we turn our attention to Neptune, which is being invited into development by these strategic alliances.

 

Close your eyes. Don't think of anything at all. Just be aware of all that infinite, dark space. Welcome to Neptune. In your natal chart, it represents the part of you that knows how to enter trance, to meditate, or to "space out." Everybody's got one, and everybody experiences that part of their consciousness from time to time. When triggered by transits or progressions, Neptune asks you to let go, to allow material to enter your mind uncensored and unstructured. It's more akin to feeling than thinking, but neither word captures it perfectly. Dreaming is the closest analogy...a sort of free-associative state in which your own mind works like an unpredictable movie theater. Why bother? Because such an astrological event signals that your unconscious mind or, if you prefer, your soul has an important message and is trying to get in touch with you.

 

Good things in general come your way when you make a positive response to Neptune. But one area has always been prominent in that regard -- the Second House, where Neptune lies in your birthchart. There, in the area of providing yourself with a real basis for self-confidence, the optimal use of that energy is most critical. Sometimes it comes down to seeing to it that you have enough money. Other times, provisions, proper tools, or even skills are the focus. Always the key here is to recognize the intimate link between personal resources and personal assurance.

 

When hard-headed Saturn is stirred into the same pot with visionary Neptune, a season of brain-storming has arrived. A happy confluence now exists between creative imagination and shrewd practicality. Keeping them in balance is the art. You'll have some great ideas -- but not as great as they may at first seem. And you'll also see some formidable obstacles -- but not as insurmountable as you may fear. There is a middle course between optimism and pessimism. It's called visionary realism. Practice it!

 

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a sextile -- traditionally seen as a "harmonious" or "mutually enhancing" aspect, often full of fast-paced events and emotional stimulation.

 


Tr. Saturn is Sextile Midheaven

In effect: Oct 19, 2004 - Nov 27, 2004
Peak Date(s): sometime after the report period.

Saturn played a role earlier in this account. Now it emerges again, in a new way. To refresh your memory, Saturn is ultimately the planet of maturity. It always places a strong emphasis upon hard work, decisive choices, and persistence. Saturn currently is sextile your natal Midheaven. The energies crest sometime after the report period..

 

Currently Saturn is navigating familiar territory -- your Eleventh House, which we discussed earlier. This, to refresh your memory, is the house of group dynamics, tying your personal affairs to larger developments involving organizations or coalitions -- your "friends" in the widest sense. To make the right moves, you'll need to know exactly what you want. Those desires, just to help you separate the wheat from all the chaff, are now in the spirit and direction of Saturn, as we described it above. Getting what you want is the difficulty, as is generally the case in life. In the present environment, to succeed you'll need to form strategic alliances, often with people of the nature of Saturn. However, the core issue -- the part of your life that's at stake here -- is represented by the Midheaven, which is being invited into development during this time of the joining of destinies.

 

Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief -- we all play some kind of role in our community. Sometimes you're paid for it; sometimes you do it for the principle of the matter. The public "hat" you wear is symbolized by the natal midheaven. Physically, it's the highest point in your birthchart, and it corresponds to the most outward, obvious dimensions of your life: your profession, your status, your social role. When it is stimulated by a transit or a progression, you are advised of some impending evolution or revolution in your style of hat, so to speak. Much depends on the nature of the progressed or transiting planet, but certainly some adjustments must be made in your outward life to reflect more adequately those inner developments which have already taken place.

 

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a sextile -- traditionally seen as a "harmonious" or "mutually enhancing" aspect, often full of fast-paced events and emotional stimulation.

 


Tr. Jupiter is Trine Sun

In effect: Nov 11, 2004 - Nov 22, 2004
Peak Date(s): Nov 16, 2004

Jupiter figured earlier in this analysis. Now we meet it again. As you may recall, this is the planet of possibilities and the seizing of opportunities. Jupiter currently is trine your natal Sun. The action peaks Nov 16, 2004.

 

Let's first understand that the action is in the Second House, for that's where Jupiter is currently located in your chart. We've met this house before. As you may recall, it has to do with self-confidence, especially when that confidence is rooted in your personal resources -- and that means more than just money. The time has come to act in the spirit of Jupiter, as we just described it, and to claim the skills and material you need. But what's the point? What are the real questions? The answer lies with the Sun, which is being invited into development during this time of solidification and consolidation in your life.

 

The natal Sun -- that, as we have seen, refers to the very core of your being: your identity.

 

Your Sixth House held our attention for a while earlier in these pages; now we see it making itself felt again. You have an inherent desire to be helpful and competent, and you express it best when you find ways to give people around you "gifts" of the nature of the Sun, as we just described it. That part of your nature is currently in the spotlight, so offer yourself and your gifts to those who need them. You'll grow wiser, and they'll be happier.

 

When the Sun interacts with Jupiter, claim some applause for yourself. Healthy pride and dignity are at stake here, and they're hard to sustain without receiving some appreciation. It may just come to you; but if not, then don't be shy about asking for it...and one of the best ways to do that is to insist upon a victory, the more colorful the better. The good news is that under this kind of astrological configuration, such a victory is in fact quite available to you now.

 

As we said, the aspect involved in the event we just described is the trine, which refers to a 120 degree angle between the natal planet and the moving one. Trines are traditionally viewed as positive aspects, and in fact they generally do correlate with opportunities. Additionally, their existence implies that support is available to you, if you are willing to move to claim it. And therein lies the rub with the so-called "good" aspects. They're not very dynamic. Just as pain is a more powerful motivator than contentment, the trick with trines lies in taking advantage of them before the wheel turns and their potential vanishes. With regard to the developments we described in the previous few paragraphs: a door is now open, a red carpet rolled out...but don't count on everything remaining that way forever.

 


Tr. Jupiter is Sextile Mars

In effect: Dec 26, 2004 - continuing
Peak Date(s): sometime after the report period.

Jupiter figured earlier in this analysis. Now we meet it again. As you may recall, this is the planet of possibilities and the seizing of opportunities. Jupiter currently is sextile your natal Mars. The action peaks sometime after the report period..

 

Let's first understand that the action is in the Second House, for that's where Jupiter is currently located in your chart. We've met this house before. As you may recall, it has to do with self-confidence, especially when that confidence is rooted in your personal resources -- and that means more than just money. The time has come to act in the spirit of Jupiter, as we just described it, and to claim the skills and material you need. But what's the point? What are the real questions? The answer lies with Mars, which is being invited into development during this time of solidification and consolidation in your life.

 

Sheer animal vitality -- that's Mars. In your natal chart, it represents your boldness and your pluckiness: what gets your blood flowing. Or boiling. All passions are linked to Mars. Anger and your ability to defend your boundaries are part of the picture. So is your inner fire -- your enthusiasm, your intensity, your sexual desire. When triggered by a passing transit or progression, Mars often signals a "go for it" situation developing in your life, but to make the best of it, you'll need to be brave and assertive. Such transits or progressions can also warn you of upcoming battles, and in general it's wiser to seize the initiative rather than surrender your power to the whimsies of circumstance.

 

Maintaining a healthy relationship with the force of Mars is particularly central to your well-being in one key area: the Fourth House, which is where Mars happened to be located when you took your first breath in Lincoln, NE. There, in the domain of home and hearth and also of emotional and psychological processes, a strong response to this planet forges in you a clear sense of who you are and what you want. Happiness has different sources for different people. For you, much of it comes from experiences connected to Mars, as we just portrayed it. Claim them! Always sound advice -- but how you go about claiming them is currently evolving, partly as a result of changing external circumstances.

 

When Jupiter energies interact with Mars energies, opportunity coincides with the need for assertiveness. There is something here for you to claim; but to succeed, you'll have to be brave. A "paper tiger" figures somehow in the situation: something that's not nearly as scary as it may initially appear.

 

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a sextile -- traditionally seen as a "harmonious" or "mutually enhancing" aspect, often full of fast-paced events and emotional stimulation.

 



 

The Details

In the mood for Mardi Gras? If you live in Chicago, it helps to know that New Orleans lies to the south. Head west or east and you'll never arrive . . .

What we've done in the previous pages is to show you the direction to New Orleans. We've looked at the big astrological themes that are affecting you this year . . .

As a reminder, at the beginning of our analysis of each month's events we'll make reference to any major configurations covered previously which happen to be reaching peaks of intensity then -- and please recall that some of them will have more than a single peak during the report period. There won't be any more analysis; just an allusion to the events so you can go back and review the earlier material, and see the patterns of the month in the light of the year's heavier transits and progressions.

Please remember that the fleeting, often forgettable influences we discuss in the following pages must always draw their real meaning from the far more monumental events we've already described. A "discussion with the boss," for example, is going to take on particular significance during a month when your whole career is up for grabs!

These minor transits unfold quickly. It's a rare week that doesn't contain at least a few. A report that discussed them all in the kind of microscopic detail we've applied to the major events would be several inches thick. In order to cover the daily astrological kaleidoscope within the practical limitations of the space available, we've resorted to producing capsulized one-sentence nuggets that compress a lot of information into a few words. So, slow down, shift gears, and let them wash over you. Think of these images more as daily meditations than as the kind of full-blown explanations to which you've gotten accustomed in the previous sections of SKYLOG.

One brief reminder: remember that many astrological events have not one but several peaks of intensity, so you may find a given "Invitation" or "Means" coming up several times in the pages that follow.

Even minor astrological events commonly have an impact over several days. In the following month-by-month analysis, configurations are listed chronologically according to the days they "peak" -- but don't take that date narrowly. The most colorful events and profoundest realizations might easily occur a day or two later or earlier.



October Invitation Peaks

(None this month.)


October Mean Peaks

Oct 04, 2004  -  Pr. Venus sextiles Sun
Oct 09, 2004  -  Tr. Jupiter sextiles Pluto


October The Details

Oct 03, 2004  -  Tr. Sun trines Sun
Keywords: self-respecting nature enhances your usual painstaking personality.

Oct 04, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury trines Sun
Keywords: self-respecting communication enhances your usual helpful nature.

Oct 06, 2004  -  Tr. Venus conjuncts Ascendant

Venus: Goddess of Love, Goddess of Peace...in her fast transits around your chart, she offers you counsel and support, sometimes through friendship, sometimes through more romantic kinds of intimacy. Her arrival at a sensitive zone also suggests that a time has come to relax and to receive solace or comfort, or to recharge your inner batteries through the perception of beauty. People come warmly into your space; a chance to "let your hair down" arises; paintings, music, and Technicolor sunsets abound.

 

Venus arrives at a conjunction with your Ascendant Oct 06, 2004, and that always suggests a colorful, active few days. A new cycle of experience is beginning for you. It's not earth-shaking in its implications, but you'll be happier if you act positively in the spirit of Venus. The ball is in your court. Decisive action, imprudent action, or inaction on your part now will have long-term effects, just as the experiences of childhood leave their mark on the adult character. Don't be afraid of a little apparent selfishness now. There are seasons of giving and seasons of taking; this one is for taking.

 


Oct 08, 2004 at 01:11 AM  -  Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

The Moon in a month passes through all twelve houses of your chart. In so doing, it correlates with the passing whimsies of mood. One afternoon you're bright and cheery, the following morning you're blue...but energetic again after lunch. It doesn't amount to much, and it's not really very important in practical terms -- with one exception: the passage of the Moon through the Twelfth House. During that time you are going through a kind of emotional moulting, ending one cycle and preparing to begin another. Your attentions and energies are turned inward. Accept that, handle it well, and the period -- usually a couple of days -- is quiet and contemplative. It may even be rather pleasant. But if you try to keep up your normal level of activity, you'll find yourself confused, flat, and prone to dumb accidents. So when the Moon enters your Twelfth House, make sure that you have some unstructured time. Minimize distractions. Put off any significant new beginnings for a couple of days. And take a few unhurried breaths. This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House Oct 08, 2004 at 01:11 AM, and emerges Oct 10, 2004 at 07:33 AM, when a new emotional cycle begins.

 

Oct 08, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury sextiles Mars
Keywords: dignified communication stimulates your normal sensitive courage.

Oct 09, 2004  -  Tr. Venus trines Jupiter
Keywords: resolute relating enhances your usual routine-shattering opportunity.

Oct 10, 2004  -  Tr. Sun sextiles Mars
Keywords: resourceful nature excites your native sensitive courage.

Oct 10, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury squares Venus
Keywords: self-confident communication clashes with your instinctive playful human connection.

Oct 10, 2004  -  Tr. Venus trines Saturn
Keywords: assertive relating supports your typical questing solitude.

Oct 12, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury trines Mercury
Keywords: resourceful dialog supports your typical supportive conversation.

Oct 12, 2004  -  Tr. Mars trines Sun
Keywords: self-assured assertiveness enhances your usual competent nature.

Oct 14, 2004  -  Tr. Sun squares Venus
Keywords: self-respecting nature conflicts with your instinctive creative human connection.

Oct 17, 2004  -  Tr. Sun trines Mercury
Keywords: resourceful personality enhances your usual painstaking communication.

Oct 17, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury squares Pluto
Keywords: inventive dialog clashes with your instinctive long-term investigation.

Oct 18, 2004  -  Tr. Venus squares Mars
Keywords: resolute affection conflicts with your instinctive emotional assertiveness.

Oct 20, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury opposes Jupiter
Keywords: verbal dialog is in tension with your inherent intellectually hungry opportunity.

Oct 21, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury opposes Saturn
Keywords: inventive conversation is in tension with your inherent intellectually hungry integrity.

Oct 21, 2004  -  Tr. Venus trines Venus
Keywords: authoritative affection supports your typical self-expressive relating.

Oct 22, 2004  -  Tr. Venus trines Uranus
Keywords: authoritative relating enhances your usual expansive autonomy.

Oct 22, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury squares Sun
Keywords: curious communication clashes with your instinctive competent nature.

Oct 22, 2004  -  Tr. Venus opposes Moon
Keywords: decisive human connection is in tension with your inherent caring sensitivity.

Oct 23, 2004  -  Tr. Mars sextiles Mars
Keywords: self-assured courage stimulates your normal watchful swordsmanship.

Oct 24, 2004  -  Neptune goes Direct (at 12Aq36' in your 06th House)
Aspects: Semisquare Moon, Conjunct Sun, Square Jupiter, Square Saturn, Sesquiquadrate Neptune.

Oct 25, 2004  -  Tr. Sun squares Pluto
Keywords: inventive nature clashes with your instinctive group-dynamical investigation.

Oct 26, 2004  -  Tr. Venus conjuncts Neptune
Keywords: self-respecting human connection combines with your characteristic financially savvy contemplation.

Oct 29, 2004  -  Tr. Mars squares Venus
Keywords: dignified assertiveness conflicts with your instinctive creative human connection.

Oct 29, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury sextiles Venus
Keywords: open-minded communication excites your native spontaneous affection.

Oct 30, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury opposes Uranus
Keywords: curious communication is in tension with your inherent intellectually hungry originality.

Oct 30, 2004  -  Tr. Sun opposes Jupiter
Keywords: open-minded identity is in tension with your inherent exploratory opportunity.

Oct 30, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury trines Moon
Keywords: verbal dialog supports your typical caring sensitivity.

Oct 31, 2004  -  Tr. Sun opposes Saturn
Keywords: open-minded personality opposes your inborn exploratory composure.

Oct 31, 2004  -  Tr. Venus sextiles Pluto
Keywords: financially savvy affection excites your native long-term honesty.

Oct 31, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury squares Mercury
Keywords: verbal conversation conflicts with your instinctive competent dialog.


November Invitation Peaks

Nov 01, 2004  -  Tr. Uranus enters Seventh House
Nov 01, 2004  -  Tr. Uranus opposes Ascendant
Nov 21, 2004  -  Tr. Uranus opposes Ascendant
Nov 21, 2004  -  Tr. Uranus enters Seventh House


November Mean Peaks

Nov 16, 2004  -  Tr. Jupiter trines Sun


November The Details

Nov 02, 2004  -  Tr. Mars trines Mercury
Keywords: self-assured assertiveness enhances your usual competent conversation.

Nov 02, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury sextiles Neptune
Keywords: open-minded dialog stimulates your normal dignified imagination.

Nov 02, 2004  -  Tr. Sun squares Sun
Keywords: verbal personality clashes with your instinctive dutiful identity.

Nov 03, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury opposes Midheaven

The mythological Mercury is the "Messenger of the Gods." The same is true of the transiting Mercury, which speeds around your chart, prompting conversations, dialogs, and sermons, both outgoing and incoming. It triggers the arrival of letters, faxes, and phone calls, and provokes the weaving of new data into your viewpoint. When it arrives at a sensitive point, your task is to listen, to ask questions, and to share intelligence.

 

Mercury aligns with your Fourth House cusp, the very bottom of your birthchart, Nov 03, 2004. As you might imagine, this point, being buried, represents inward, psychological experience, and often puts emphasis on the home or family. Claim renewal for yourself now, and hold quiet counsel with yourself. Don't let the pressure of events drive you faster than is good for you; you don't need rest so much now as active silence. Vision is rising up in you, if you let it. To attune yourself to this new enlivening, get away from society; be alone, or be with people in your own inner circle -- your real "family" -- and do it in the spirit of Mercury. That will put you in the proper attitude of receptivity.

 


Nov 04, 2004 at 09:26 AM  -  Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Nov 04, 2004 at 09:26 AM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Nov 06, 2004 at 04:39 PM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

 

Nov 06, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury trines Pluto
Keywords: psychologically sophisticated conversation supports your typical strategic honesty.

Nov 06, 2004  -  Tr. Venus trines Sun
Keywords: self-assured relating enhances your usual responsible nature.

Nov 08, 2004  -  Saturn turns Retrograde (at 27Ca21' in your 11th House)
Aspects: Trine Moon, Opposite Venus, Sextile Neptune, Conjunct Pluto, Sextile Midheaven.

Nov 11, 2004  -  Uranus goes Direct (at 02Pi52' in your 06th House)
Aspects: Semisquare Venus, Sextile Jupiter, Quincunx Pluto, Square Midheaven, Opposite Ascendant.

Nov 12, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury sextiles Sun
Keywords: watchful conversation stimulates your normal supportive identity.

Nov 12, 2004  -  Tr. Venus sextiles Mars
Keywords: resourceful affection stimulates your normal sensitive assertiveness.

Nov 13, 2004  -  Tr. Sun sextiles Venus
Keywords: open-minded nature stimulates your normal spontaneous human connection.

Nov 14, 2004  -  Tr. Sun opposes Uranus
Keywords: inventive personality opposes your inborn exploratory individuality.

Nov 14, 2004  -  Tr. Sun trines Moon
Keywords: clever personality supports your typical interpersonally sensitive attitude.

Nov 15, 2004  -  Tr. Venus squares Venus
Keywords: financially savvy human connection conflicts with your instinctive spontaneous relating.

Nov 15, 2004  -  Tr. Mars squares Pluto
Keywords: verbal courage conflicts with your instinctive strategic intensity.

Nov 16, 2004  -  Tr. Sun squares Mercury
Keywords: clever personality clashes with your instinctive helpful dialog.

Nov 17, 2004  -  Tr. Venus trines Mercury
Keywords: dignified human connection supports your typical dutiful communication.

Nov 17, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury conjuncts Mars
Keywords: sensitive communication combines with your characteristic watchful swordsmanship.

Nov 19, 2004  -  Tr. Sun sextiles Neptune
Keywords: open-minded identity excites your native self-confident imagination.

Nov 19, 2004  -  Tr. Sun opposes Midheaven

The transiting Sun is like a huge, dumb battery. Whatever it touches, it electrifies -- but never for very long or very deeply. That's simply because it's a fast-moving factor, never staying anywhere long enough to develop true depth or complexity of meaning. In a year, it circuits the chart once...which leaves it only a few days to spend in each of your chart's many sensitive zones. Whatever it touches, however, is temporarily pushed into action. And sometimes, if more serious astro-psychological energies have been building or brewing in that area of your life, the Sun's transit over that point might just be the trigger that sets big wheels turning. The critical point is that the Sun represents your ego, and when it collides with sensitive territories you need to act accordingly: not "egocentrically," but with an awareness of your rights, your needs, and your desires.

 

Sun aligns with your Fourth House cusp, the very bottom of your birthchart, Nov 19, 2004. As you might imagine, this point, being buried, represents inward, psychological experience, and often puts emphasis on the home or family. Claim renewal for yourself now, and hold quiet counsel with yourself. Don't let the pressure of events drive you faster than is good for you; you don't need rest so much now as active silence. Vision is rising up in you, if you let it. To attune yourself to this new enlivening, get away from society; be alone, or be with people in your own inner circle -- your real "family" -- and do it in the spirit of Sun. That will put you in the proper attitude of receptivity.

 


Nov 21, 2004  -  Tr. Mars opposes Jupiter

Keywords: open-minded assertiveness opposes your inborn adventuresome opportunity.

Nov 22, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury squares Moon
Keywords: sensitive dialog conflicts with your instinctive interpersonally sensitive sensitivity.

Nov 23, 2004  -  Tr. Mars opposes Saturn
Keywords: intelligent swordsmanship opposes your inborn questing integrity.

Nov 24, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury sextiles Mercury
Keywords: self-protective dialog stimulates your normal competent conversation.

Nov 24, 2004  -  Tr. Sun trines Pluto
Keywords: cautious identity enhances your usual long-term investigation.

Nov 24, 2004  -  Tr. Venus squares Pluto
Keywords: curious affection clashes with your instinctive long-term honesty.

Nov 27, 2004  -  Tr. Mars squares Sun
Keywords: intelligent courage conflicts with your instinctive painstaking identity.

Nov 28, 2004  -  Tr. Venus opposes Jupiter
Keywords: open-minded human connection opposes your inborn expansive gambling.

Nov 29, 2004  -  Tr. Venus opposes Saturn
Keywords: verbal affection is in tension with your inherent routine-shattering solitude.

Nov 30, 2004 at 08:09 AM  -  Mercury turns Retrograde

Three, maybe four times in the course of a year, the planet Mercury spends three weeks or so going backwards in the sky, a period we call Mercury Retrograde. Practicality sometimes intervenes, but to the extent that you can arrange it, you are better off if you can avoid signing anything important during this period, buying anything mechanical (unless its failure would be of trivial consequence), initiating travel, or attempting significant communications by phone or mail. This, of course, is a lot to ask; and sticking to it too firmly starts to verge on Cosmic Paranoia. Still, there is a heightened tendency for objects, messages, and plans to go awry during this Retrograde time. Sometimes a little patience exercised now will make your life a lot easier in the long run. If steps simply must be taken, it doesn't mean everything is doomed to failure...just keep duplicates, have backups, double-check everything, and be prepared for petty annoyances. The first appearance of a Retrograde Mercury during the period of this report occurs Nov 30, 2004 at 08:09 AM. Those conditions persist until Mercury again goes "Direct" sometime after the report period..

 


December Invitation Peaks

Dec 30, 2004  -  Tr. Pluto squares Moon


December Mean Peaks

(None this month.)


December The Details

Dec 01, 2004  -  Tr. Venus squares Sun
Keywords: inventive relating clashes with your instinctive dutiful nature.

Dec 01, 2004 at 04:48 PM  -  Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Dec 01, 2004 at 04:48 PM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Dec 04, 2004 at 00:46 AM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

 

Dec 02, 2004  -  Tr. Sun sextiles Sun
Keywords: cautious identity stimulates your normal dutiful personality.

Dec 05, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury sextiles Mercury
Keywords: watchful dialog excites your native responsible conversation.

Dec 07, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury squares Moon
Keywords: psychologically sophisticated dialog conflicts with your instinctive loving sensitivity.

Dec 09, 2004  -  Tr. Sun conjuncts Mars
Keywords: cautious nature combines with your characteristic psychologically sophisticated courage.

Dec 09, 2004  -  Tr. Venus sextiles Venus
Keywords: curious human connection stimulates your normal playful relating.

Dec 10, 2004  -  Tr. Venus opposes Uranus
Keywords: intelligent human connection opposes your inborn routine-shattering individuality.

Dec 10, 2004  -  Tr. Venus trines Moon
Keywords: open-minded affection enhances your usual empathetic awareness.

Dec 10, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury conjuncts Mars
Keywords: emotional communication fuses with your natural sensitive courage.

Dec 11, 2004  -  Tr. Venus squares Mercury
Keywords: curious human connection clashes with your instinctive dutiful dialog.

Dec 12, 2004  -  Tr. Mars sextiles Venus
Keywords: inventive swordsmanship excites your native creative human connection.

Dec 14, 2004  -  Tr. Mars opposes Uranus
Keywords: open-minded courage opposes your inborn expansive individuality.

Dec 14, 2004  -  Tr. Sun squares Moon
Keywords: self-protective nature clashes with your instinctive cooperative awareness.

Dec 14, 2004  -  Tr. Venus sextiles Neptune
Keywords: open-minded human connection stimulates your normal dignified inspiration.

Dec 14, 2004  -  Tr. Mars trines Moon
Keywords: inventive swordsmanship supports your typical collaborative awareness.

Dec 14, 2004  -  Tr. Venus opposes Midheaven

The transiting Venus emerges again, suggesting experiences coming to you centered on other people with whom you are involved, and also encouraging you to relax and release tension now, perhaps with the help of music, art, or natural beauty.

 

Venus aligns with your Fourth House cusp, the very bottom of your birthchart, Dec 14, 2004. As you might imagine, this point, being buried, represents inward, psychological experience, and often puts emphasis on the home or family. Claim renewal for yourself now, and hold quiet counsel with yourself. Don't let the pressure of events drive you faster than is good for you; you don't need rest so much now as active silence. Vision is rising up in you, if you let it. To attune yourself to this new enlivening, get away from society; be alone, or be with people in your own inner circle -- your real "family" -- and do it in the spirit of Venus. That will put you in the proper attitude of receptivity.

 


Dec 15, 2004  -  Tr. Sun sextiles Mercury

Keywords: watchful identity stimulates your normal painstaking conversation.

Dec 17, 2004  -  Tr. Mars squares Mercury
Keywords: verbal swordsmanship clashes with your instinctive painstaking communication.

Dec 18, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury sextiles Sun
Keywords: psychologically sophisticated dialog stimulates your normal supportive identity.

Dec 18, 2004  -  Tr. Sun squares Neptune
Keywords: psychologically sophisticated identity conflicts with your instinctive financially savvy imagination.

Dec 18, 2004  -  Tr. Venus trines Pluto
Keywords: cautious human connection enhances your usual strategic intensity.

Dec 21, 2004  -  Tr. Mars sextiles Neptune
Keywords: clever assertiveness excites your native self-respecting imagination.

Dec 22, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury sextiles Sun
Keywords: watchful dialog excites your native helpful identity.

Dec 22, 2004  -  Tr. Mars opposes Midheaven

Mars, the God of War, is transiting through sensitive territories for you, suggesting some turbulent waters to be navigated. Always the trick with the red planet lies in realizing that the time has come to overcome a fear or a resistance in yourself, and to take what is legitimately yours. Your blood is up, and that's not a bad thing, unless you "chicken out" and misdirect the Martian energy toward some inappropriate target.

 

Mars aligns with your Fourth House cusp, the very bottom of your birthchart, Dec 22, 2004. As you might imagine, this point, being buried, represents inward, psychological experience, and often puts emphasis on the home or family. Claim renewal for yourself now, and hold quiet counsel with yourself. Don't let the pressure of events drive you faster than is good for you; you don't need rest so much now as active silence. Vision is rising up in you, if you let it. To attune yourself to this new enlivening, get away from society; be alone, or be with people in your own inner circle -- your real "family" -- and do it in the spirit of Mars. That will put you in the proper attitude of receptivity.

 


Dec 25, 2004  -  Tr. Venus sextiles Sun

Keywords: cautious human connection excites your native dutiful nature.

Dec 28, 2004  -  Tr. Sun trines Jupiter
Keywords: child-like nature supports your typical adventuresome exuberance.

Dec 28, 2004 at 11:11 PM  -  Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Dec 28, 2004 at 11:11 PM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Dec 31, 2004 at 07:23 AM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

 

Dec 29, 2004  -  Tr. Sun trines Saturn
Keywords: child-like personality supports your typical adventuresome composure.

Dec 29, 2004  -  Tr. Mars trines Pluto
Keywords: self-protective assertiveness supports your typical group-dynamical intensity.

Dec 30, 2004  -  Tr. Venus conjuncts Mars
Keywords: emotional human connection combines with your characteristic self-protective swordsmanship.

Dec 31, 2004  -  Tr. Mercury conjuncts Mars
Keywords: self-protective dialog fuses with your natural psychologically sophisticated assertiveness.