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explain more about the Saturn-Jupiter and
The more I watch the transiting effects of these two midpoints,
the more I am convinced that they are a key factor in
understanding the likely influences of any given time. With the
typical consistency of Magi Astrology, two of the worst
inter-aspects in comparison charts (Saturn-Chiron clash =
Heartbreak Clash, Saturn-Jupiter clash = Nuclear Clash) equate
to the two most difficult transiting midpoints.
Each of the "ugly twins" as I call them has a different
vibration. The Saturn-Chiron "Heartbreak"
midpoint forms Heartbreak transits when applying in a clash
aspect to natal Sun, Moon, or Chiron. The effects of these
transits are all similar to the classic transiting Saturn clash
to natal Chiron- making a person more vulnerable to heartbreak
or at least heartache.
The Saturn-Jupiter "Nuclear" midpoint seems to spawn
difficulties and misunderstandings by transit as does a Nuclear
Clash in a relationship, but with a different twist. Any natal
planet affected by a Sat-Jup midpoint applying clash transit can
become distorted and misunderstood. If the natal planet is Sun,
the distortion occurs in one's sense of self. If Chiron,
relationships are misunderstood. If Venus, one's appearance
and/or finances can be impacted. With Mercury, critical errors
in judgment can occur.
Further, the Saturn-Jupiter midpoint brings a chaotic energy
to the systems it is influencing. At times it's as if there's a
"gremlin slumber party in your head." Wild thinking, wild
worries, wild fears, and wild behavior can take over unless we
are prepared not be swayed from our normal course by this
As with any transit, an understanding of the likely effects
of current influences along with the knowledge of when difficult
cycles will end can help people to avoid driving themselves
crazy or taking actions they will later regret during stressful
transits. Knowledge is power, and a knowledge of Magi Astrology
can help us make the most of good times and avoid catastrophic
errors during bad times.
For more information on what constitutes clash aspects, orbs,
etc. in Magi Astrology:
**Please note: these explanations ONLY pertain to the
transiting midpoints, NOT natal midpoints.
in the Sky- Third
Patterns in the Sky describes major planetary patterns for this
Please be aware that the individual effects of
Patterns in the Sky will be improved by, or worsened
by, your personal transits. The last 2-3 days listed in
each date range (the peak of the cycle) will be the
dates when the pattern is strongest. In the case of
difficult cycles, actions which are unavoidable should
as early in the cycle as possible, as the cycle's
negative effects are most detrimental at the cycle's
peak. With positive cycles, actions should be taken as
close to the peak
as possible to maximize the cycle's positive influence.
The single simplest
and most powerful way anyone can use astrology is
to avoid universally bad days for new initiatives.
Through October 8:
Saturn is applying by quincunx to Chiron, creating
another Universal Heartbreak cycle. Avoid this time for
new meetings or important new beginnings.
October 10-11: The
applying trans-dimensional square of the Saturn-Jupiter
midpoint to Chiron is exacerbated by an applying
quincunx to Earth. Take great care with all
relationships- poor judgment could cause real harm.
October 30- late
December: Applying trans-dimensional afflictions to
Neptune (geo Saturn quincunx Neptune, helio Sat./Jup
square Neptune) may negatively impact matters ranging
from romance and ideals to real-estate and medicine, and
won't help economic woes. Saturn stations at 21° Virgo
in late December before going retrograde Dec. 31, and
while it doesn't complete its transit to Neptune this
time around, it does get close. The Saturn/Jupiter
midpoint transit to Neptune in helio. goes exact Dec.
The Neptune afflictions are worsened by a helio Sat/Jup-Neptune-Earth
T-Square. No new business initiatives should be started
Quarterly Predictions for each Zodiac
Sign for July - September 2008
Birthdate ranges shown may vary
by a day or so either way. Be aware that these are
general predictions, and that a detailed analysis of
your personal transits and progressions will always show
much more pinpoint accuracy. As in all predictive
columns, this is written based on the Solar House
system. If you know your Ascendant (Rising Sign) read
that section as well as your birth sign. I attempt to
write these predictions for all degrees of each sign,
however, your own Sun and Ascendant may be anything from
0°-30° of a sign. If these predictions seem way off,
your Sun or Ascendant may be at the extreme beginning or
end of your sign. In that case, check out the
predictions for the sign immediately before or after
yours and you may find a closer match. (If you are a
Pisces, check out Aquarius and Aries, for example.)
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Aries- Mar 21- Apr 20:
Hard work can really pay off now and you have the
discipline to move mountains. Remember your long-range
goals if you get impatient. Your friendly and likeable
way wins you new fans. Giving of yourself to others can
be very rewarding, whether you are doing volunteer work
or just being a true-blue friend. A focus on love
relationships can be positive or negative- stay busy
with loved ones to keep energies from becoming stagnant.
If you are single, an exciting new love could met while
traveling, but do give this person time to prove
themselves worthwhile before making a commitment.
Taurus- Apr 21- May 21:
You'll be happiest this quarter if you keep moving.
Staying active and tackling big projects can resolve
most frustrations. Extra time spent romancing your
beloved should keep the relationship from becoming
snappish most of the time. This may not be a time when
you are able to play too much- various demands seem to
take precedence over recreational opportunities. Plan
ahead in financial matters now. Travel can open up new
opportunities and provide new insights. If friendships
don't give you what you want now, don't be too quick to
judge or take offence- try to be patient.
Gemini- May 22- Jun 21:
Long-term relationships will likely enjoy a period of
high romance and heavy breathing this quarter, if you
can break away from work long enough to enjoy this. Your
career continues to be full or surprises, and at times,
amazing strokes of luck. Your partner's income could
receive a boost. Some limitations in your home life may
be unavoidable at this time- be patient. Use your high
energies to get things done- if you get cranky, get busy
with something productive and your equanimity will soon
Cancer- Jun 22- Jul 23:
Single Cancerians could have a very full dance card
now, and you could meet new flames in very mundane
locations. If you are in a committed relationship, this
could be a time of steady growth and satisfaction. At
work, this is an excellent time to build alliances which
will serve you in the future. Travel can be exciting now
and filled with the unexpected. Try not to be
restrictive of other's communication, and keep your own
commentary light and non-judgmental. You may have
trouble relaxing if you have too much on your mind.
Leo- Jul 24- Aug 23:
Clean out closets and actively take on other domestic
chores to avoid the build-up of contentious energies-
this is not the time to be a couch potato! This
may not be the easiest period financially- your own
income may be limited and your partner's income could be
uneven. Still, your reliability does not go unnoticed
and should be rewarded in the future. If you are single,
this could be a very sexy time, but take time to be sure
a potential new love is all that they seem. Lions
already mated will find sweet times with their partner.
Virgo- Aug 24- Sep 23:
Stay upbeat and flexible and remember you don't
need to police or micro-manage anyone. Squeezing too
tightly just creates rebellion- trust that things will
sort themselves out without your intervention. If you
let go, things can find their true level. A creative
approach to daily tasks allow you to perform them with
true dedication. Deliberately soften your words before
you open your mouth as you could sound too harsh or
strident without meaning to for part of the quarter.
It's a great time to plan future career steps, and there
should also be time to relax and enjoy life.
Libra- Sep 24- Oct 23:
Expect lots of activity in the money-earning arena
for at least part of this quarter. An occasional
financial disagreement could also crop up here and
there. Your home life is likely to continue being a
source of calm and protection. Allow yourself breaks in
the routine whenever you can- your patience for
repetitive tasks is low now, and for some time to come.
Creative outlets of any kind are much appreciated now,
and your talent in these areas could reach new heights.
Verbal seduction can be unusually effective about
Scorpio- Oct 24- Nov 22: You
are filled with energy for much of the quarter but may
find you are also impatient and even testy. Cash flow
should be excellent and new income streams could even
open up. Relationships with friends are somewhat limited
now or just not very enjoyable.
If you are single, unusual people are on the horizon. Children are
unpredictable and certainly not interested in too much
conformity. Even so, your domestic life could be
especially sweet and dear to you. Financial plans could
include forming partnerships. Enjoy co-workers and
Sagittarius- Nov 23- Dec 22:
Your animal magnetism is at a real peak during
at least a portion of the quarter, and you could be
quite frustrated if you don't have a partner, or if your
partner is feeling more cerebral than physical. Romantic
plans may be in the works. Otherwise, you may feel
somewhat private, or needing a retreat. Do be sure not
to repress anger- it's far better to find healthy and
constructive ways to express frustrations. You have a
poetic gift for communication now, whether verbal or
written. Things continue to change at home. Take a
patient and long-term view toward career.
Capricorn- Dec 23- Jan 20:
You are especially helpful and caring now and can be a
shining light to others. Financial windfalls are a
possibility this quarter, and you are likely to land on
your feet even in the event of short-term fiscal
difficulty. Friendships may be important now, with lots
of mental stimulation and interplay. Any spats with pals
which arise should quickly resolve. In other situations
communications may be uneven in general, and you may not
see eye-to-eye with those in authority. Though it may
not be apparent to those around you, you may want to
keep a big part of your life private and confidential
Aquarius- Jan 21- Feb 19:
You are everyone's darling now, at least on
the face of things. Work and public life are a key now,
and you apply great energy to advancement. Financial
tugs-of-war can be difficult, and outside limitations in
these matters may be especially frustrating. Friendships
could become sexual if you are single, but this might be
ill-advised in the long run-things may not be quite what
they seem or you may not be thinking clearly.
Friendships continue their cycle of change- new
friends may enter your life, old friendships may end or
transform themselves. Whatever happens, this area of
your life will likely act as a force for personal
evolution as well as for your benefit in general.
Committed romantic relationships will probably go
through moments of sweetness and moments of limitation
during this quarter. Keep your feet on the ground and
your vision crystal clear in career as self-deception in
this area is a possibility. Planning on the home front
is a strong possibility. Financial matters are still
likely to be less stable than you might wish.
Pisces- Feb 20- Mar 20:
Existing partnerships find both tenderness and sex
highlighted- if too much bickering is going on, more
lovemaking should cure that. Your mind is working in a
very detailed and disciplined way now- so be sure to put
it to good use. It may be hard to perform your daily
tasks without resentment or impediments now- an attitude
adjustment may be called for, and this will make things
much easier to handle. Your career should be moving in
excellent directions. Conformity is just about last on
your list now and you probably are enjoying being a bit
shocking at times.
Keys to Enjoying Life
politics, economic issues and whatever is going on all around
us, we can keep our own center. Amid
all the tumult of modern life- we can be
are some central keys to enjoying life which we can
utilize at any time:
ëRecognize the good times. If in your personal life
there is no major crisis, this is a good time. Major
crises would be death, serious illness, divorce,
betrayal, loss of a job, major financial reversal, etc.
In this, forget about the rest of the world. Forget
about perfection. Learn to recognize good times in your
the beauty in each moment. Learn to notice the beautiful
things in your world. Sunsets, trees, mountains, clouds,
a lovely breeze, mouth-watering aromas, sweet scents,
beautiful music, moving words, delicious food, a cool
drink, a hot cup of coffee or tea, being cozy and warm,
luscious soft textures. Be in your body and let your
senses come alive. Find some beauty to enjoy right now.
Share some love. Share love with your partner, a friend,
a child, a pet, a plant, with someone in need, with
Mother Earth. Perform a loving act. Send a loving
thought. Send loving energy. Summoning loving feelings
within yourself can BE the reward. Love circles and
returns to you one way or another.
Cultivate humor. Not hurtful or divisive humor, but
good-humored humor. Let even dumb jokes bring a smile to
your face. The more you can find funny, the more you can
laugh. Share humor. Be silly. Make puns for yourself if
you're alone. See the humor in situations.
everything you do be about the people, too. At work, at
home, at the grocery store, anywhere- most of the places
we are there are others, too. Don't be so focused on the
results that you don't value the people. Be polite and
respectful. Brighten someone's day. There are countless
opportunities every day for pleasant exchanges, and this
positive energy returns to you.
Don't get too caught up in outside concerns- in other people's lives
& experiences. TV
shows, news, tabloids, sports, politics, religion can
all become obsessions which take you out of your own
life. All this stuff is usually about
other people, not about you personally. It's fine to
enjoy and follow what you wish, but if something is upsetting and
it's not actually part of your life, why make it a part?
(Unless, of course, it is something about which you plan
to take personal action.)
If anything is displacing you as the center of your
life, consider reclaiming your rightful position.
Staying centered in your own experience and avoiding
unnecessary outside unhappiness improves your life enormously.
Don't say "yes" when you want to say "no." Learn to say
"no" with dignity, gentleness, and certainty. Saying
"yes" when you don't want to leads to harbored
resentment in yourself and often just postpones the
other person's disappointment.
Don't envy anyone. If there is one thing I've learned in
decades of listening to people, it's that no one gets
away scot-free. Fame, wealth, power, beauty- nothing
insulates us from disappointment and loss. Everyone has
their share of trouble and sadness, whether it's
apparent or not. Focus on making the most of YOUR life.
Don't try to change anyone. IF someone changes, it's
when THEY want to and how THEY want to. We're all
imperfect anyway, so accept that. People are who they
are. Take them or leave them.
Do nothing when emotionally reactive. Act with clear
thinking. If you're feeling reactive, the first thing to
do is nothing. The second thing to do is nothing. Wait
as long as necessary (this could be a LONG time) until
you feel calm and clear before taking action.
Cultivate satisfaction. Focus on what you have, not what
you want. Let the glass be half-full. Give up perfection
as an ideal or a goal. Let enough be enough.
Forgive. Forgive yourself, your loved ones, your
friends, your enemies, your boss, your
employees, authority figures, world leaders. Release
resentments and free yourself of the past. Let yourself
be fresh and go forward cleansed. (This does not mean to
allow yourself to be harmed a second time!)
Find a spiritual belief system you can live with. Find a
set of beliefs that gives you inner peace, a sense of
security and gives the Universe meaning. Believe there
is a Higher Purpose.
Find a way to give back. Help an individual or group.
Get involved in something greater than yourself.