In Roman mythology Uranus was considered “The Great Awakener”, and to the Greeks he was the personification of heaven and “God of the Sky”. Of the myths, stories and legends that have existed about Uranus one suggests he was brought to life by Chaos, the first form of the universe, reflecting the often chaotic results of a trademark Uranus shakeup. Some key concepts associated with this planet include freedom, independence, shattering structure, spontaneous occurrences, rebellion, innovation and uniqueness. It is no surprise, therefore, that Uranus is associated with earthquakes, lightening, and electrical storms…clearly a force to be reckoned with.
Venus is one of the more well-known planets. If not for her astrological significance, then at least for her namesake as the goddess of beauty, love and art. Venus offers us clues about who and what we love, how we love, what brings us pleasure, what we think is beautiful, how we relate, what we value and appreciate, and what and who we attract to ourselves.
It is said that Venus is to the Earth as the Soul is to the personality. So how do we invoke her wisdom to help us as individuals on the path to greater soul satisfaction? In a world where beauty and love have become so distorted (looking at you Valentine's Day), it is more important than ever.
Wednesday, January 31 presents us with a lunar event that hasn’t happened for 150 years.The full moon occurs at 5:27 am PST and is unique. From a soul perspective, the energy of this trilogy full moon presents us with the energy for individual and collective transformation. So, get out your journal. Meditate, say a prayer, light incense, or dance in the dark around a lit fire. Whatever your ceremony for centering and bringing the deepest part of you to the surface, this is a time when it can be transformed. Celebrate your deepest truth and let it burst into the light. It will surely lead to rich and lasting transformation
The Eleventh House of the horoscope represents the areas of life associated with our relationships to groups and the collective, including friends, social organizations and others who share our ideals, dreams, hopes and wishes. This is an ‘air’ house so it relates to energies concerning communication and connection but, in a social or societal sense, reflecting the urge to belong to groups or causes that are outside one’s immediate personal sphere.
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Saturn: God of Time
In mythology Saturn was known as the Greek God Kronos (Chronos, Cronus), the God of Time. Mythical Saturn’s family structure is quite complex, but quite fascinating if you have an interest in such things. For our purposes however, what is most significant is what Saturn represents. The word “chronology” has its origins in Kronos, and for Saturn, reflects the organization or structure of time. Thus, many references to the qualities and characteristics of this planet have a relationship to things which are time-bound and organized....Read more
Career, Honor, Standing in the World The Tenth House of the horoscope represents the areas of life associated with Career, Profession, Honor and one’s Status in the World. This is an ‘earth’ house [...]
Jupiter is often referred to as the greater benefic (Venus being the lesser), representing success, achievement, good luck, positive results and boundless benefits. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius and natural ruler of the 9th House, so there are many commonalities that link the planet, sign and house. We associate adventure, a search for truth and meaning, philosophy, and personal and spiritual growth with all three, though Jupiter is a powerful fellow in his own right symbolizing the energy of expansion.
Uranus is the rebel of the solar system (literally - it rotates on its side). It has a particularly strong influence on all of us in our early forties as the instigator of the classic mid-life crisis. This is the time when Uranus reaches the half way point of its 84-year orbit and needles us with questions about whether we are freely expressing ourselves with true authenticity.
The Ninth House of the horoscope represents the areas of life that, in many ways, take us to higher realms. Philosophy, International Travel, Foreign Cultures and Higher Learning all serve to expand our inner and outer worlds. This is a ‘fire’ house, representing activities that inspire us to pursue them with passion and enthusiasm. There is a sense of individualism here that ignites a type of pioneering spirit and self-confidence.
This is the path of the evolved Warrior. The mantram for Scorpio is, “Warrior am I and from the battle I emerge triumphant.” We are asked to do battle with our lower selves, our ego, the unredeemed parts of ourselves that usually hang out in the underworld.
Once these unfinished parts of ourselves are recognized, accepted and held in the cauldron of a loving heart, transformation occurs. And this is the Scorpio journey. We are tested, we have trials, but we emerge triumphant.
As planetary co-rulers of the sign, the mere mention of these two forces suggest Scorpio’s potential as a powerhouse of energy. This team may seem to have an overabundance of forceful dynamism, however they each represent a different dimension of drive and power that comes together in the sign of Scorpio.
Scorpio is a water sign and from this one can assume that matters involving its ruling planets, Pluto and Mars, draw in a type of feeling or emotional energy, including sensitivity to nuances and undercurrents of issues that may not be obvious to everyone.