Saturn conjunct Pluto – Notes

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

“the blizzard of the world, has crossed the threshold, and it’s overturned the order of the soul”…”love’s the only engine of survival” The Future, Leonard Cohen.

SATURN_PLUTO SYNOD 2020

Saturn conjunct Pluto at 22 Capricorn 46′

It was Kronos who castrated his father and caused the birth of Aphrodite – values, creation, pleasure, love, beauty. Venus is in Aquarius, a Venus that is speaking of both its connection with Saturn and Uranus. This is an archetypal Venus in terms of reminding us its mythological origin. As Saturn meets Pluto for another round, it is pertinent to open up to the depths of our hearts and deepest desires and become conscious of our world beyond the superficial order of things. A seed moment when this order and structure intents to be transformed and experience a re-birthing, so as to aid at reinforcing ideologies, belief systems, our philosophy of life (Mars in Sagittarius 9H). Evolution is about tending to the essential roots of our beeingness, continuity of life and what constitutes our sense of belonging North Node in Cancer (4H), and the cultivation of a more authentic way of life, Moon in Leo. Chiron at 01 Aries squaring the Nodal axis and trining Mars, is speaking about alternative models of leadership, the awareness of the notion of heroes in our world, the sacred warrior principle, and the need to be courageous and bold about who we are in defence of our very own vital space, desires and spirit of creation. Our wounds and feelings of alienation, our very own sense of identity become the vehicle of healing for others, through our passions, desires and gifts. It is a time to transform structures and work on building bridges between worlds.

(The cycle that began in 1982 and is now ending and restarting in 2020.)

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Eleni Kostika 2020

Full Moon at 19 Gemini 51΄

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December 12, 2019  4:11 UT

 

Responding to stimuli and information and giving them meaning. The essence of constructive dialogue. Understanding is all about the right questions. How mature we are in communicating with others, and how it affects our relationships.

 

A Full Moon with lessons about realism, in how we respond to and translate information and how it shapes the context of our relationships. Is it the mind that develops its own conclusions, or the capacity to converse and exchange knowledge and information within specific contexts and practical parameters? How do we make sense of the information and what conclusions do we make? The Gemini/Sagittarius polarity is the axis of perception, learning, understanding, and in general shapes all systems and structures that have to do with experiential development that belongs to the mental plane. The need to make some adjustments to the plans or projects we wish to implement will be of concern to us. Movement, travel, knowledge, learning, education, ideology and dogma, the realms of the familiar and unfamiliar, legal issues, information management and communication with important others that are seeking to clarify in a conclusive manner, are themes that this Full Moon negotiates.

How much we believe or understand the ideas, stimuli and data we receive and how we will decide and draw conclusions from them are issues that will be of concern to us in the next two weeks.

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New Moon at 04 Sagittarius 03’

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November 26, 2019, 14:06 UT

In preparation of a plan that is becoming a reality; expectations and dreams reveal their realistic dimension.

Do you trust your heart and how willing are you to do something about it?

How do we begin to lay the groundwork in order to integrate a mission, plan or vision into our reality and clarify its viability. Truth, trust, faith and the risks we are willing to take as we are moving into a new order of things.

The New Moon in Sagittarius invites us to look at the big picture, to think about the future, to clarify the prospect of a new direction in order to finally bring closure to a chapter of experience and enter a new one. The intentions we will set forth this lunar month will lead to the fermentation, completion and closure of longer cycles, and will also lay the foundations for a meaningful shift of priorities, perception of our world and interests that will likely take the whole of 2020 until they shape into form.

In the lunar cycle that begins today, we are called upon to become conscious of the notion of risk, trust, faith, promise and the adjustments we need to make in our lives in order to support conditions that have developed in their practical application in order to give us more freedom of movement in the future and strengthen our supports on the material level of life. This entails new ventures or spiritual and creative pursuits. This process includes clarifications and disengagement from situations and relationships, changes and/or adjustments to new conditions that are either our own creation or have been triggered by external factors and events. Sagittarius is a sign that requires us to conceptualise, philosophise and find meaning, in other words make sense of what we will take with us in the new season ahead (Capricorn). We will be saying farewell to a period of expectation and development of a shift in direction and moving into a period  where things are tested for their viability within more organized frameworks and rules. The ruler of New Moon, Jupiter in the last degree of Sagittarius latest states that intentions are becoming critical and fuelled with urgency for completion or closure. Since November 2018, Jupiter in Sagittarius has enabled opportunities for growth and/or improvement in some area of ​​our lives, and as a significator for knowledge, beliefs legal issues, justice, truth, teaching, hospitality, travel, publishing, spirituality, ethics, philosophy, higher education, religion, church may have brought certain of these aspects to our collective or personal awareness. Jupiter in the last degree of the sign will probably bring closure with a sense of urgency but it also speaks of something that was being prepared and is now going to ‘bloom’, with more visibility or assume a more formal and public presence (29 Sagittarius – 00 Capricorn). The Luminaries are in conjunction with the asteroid Pallas Athena so wisdom, creative intelligence, the need to become strategic, or to recognise concepts and patterns and motifs and integrate them into a larger picture blends with the intentions we are going to set forth. Athena’s wisdom and strategic gifts  -who was born out of Zeus’s head- in her meeting with the Sun and the Moon support decisions, talents, and intuition. It also highlights the wisdom we seek, project or receive in our contacts with the others. The separating waning quincunx aspect of the Luminaries with Uranus in Taurus, indicates that we enter this cycle under the influence of perhaps sudden or unforeseen disruptions, detachment and changes in our lives, habits and daily lives that either have been imposed upon us or put an emphasis on the need to adapt and accept new circumstances. This configuration brought closure aligned for the purpose of awakening and need to make progress. The potential discovery of new talents, as well as the need to get out of our comfort zone, renew an area of life is prominent as new intentions and decisions promote and require a shift in direction. (Check the house that Uranus is transiting in your natal chart to get clues about which area of ​​life these changes have been imposed or triggered and any planets or points at 03-04 degrees Taurus).

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New Moon at 05 Libra 20′

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September 28, 2019 – 18:26 UT

Balance Exercises – Equality, Love, Art, Harmony

In a spirit of change we make adjustments and focus on making our lives more harmonious, finding new balances in love and relationships with others.

The New Moon in Libra activates a new intention in creating bridges, by ‘marrying’ elements that will contribute to a more harmonious engagement with the environment of life. Naturally, the field of relationships, or contracts with others, how and what we share, as well as the sense of fairness and equality are emphasised in personal and collective realms. Libra, ruled by Venus, is the exaltation of Saturn, and in this cycle we may experience an air of formality that emerges through the social context of life, whether it concerns values, relationships, partnerships, or art and culture. Libra is the sign that has the power of reconciling opposite forces and operate by promoting commitments through equal give and take. This emphasises a sense of responsibility, compromise, and a spirit of cooperation with others.

 

The Luminaries separate from an opposition with Chiron that may have presented vulnerabilities and weaknesses regarding  ego and identity, our sense of belonging, and the nurturing  principle in our lives that required healing. Relationships with others, or compromises we needed to make may have triggered a sense of ‘inadequacy’ or past wounds in relation to our vital space or our autonomy.  The applying waxing quincunx aspect (of the nature of Virgo) with Uranus in Taurus speaks of this lunar cycle’s requirement for adjustments to daily life or to changes we wish or need to make with ourselves, and our relationship patterns. This can liberate us or awaken talents, abilities and skills. It is a positive indication for starting something exciting, tackle health problems through alternative therapies, and generally utilise intuition in making adaptive changes in relationships, and their financial or creative dimension. It brings progressive occupations into our lives, shows us the need to change habits and routines, promotes solidarity and through assistance by others.

 

The ruler of this New Moon in Libra, Venus in the sign of her domicile, emphasises equality, love, aesthetics, relationships, well-being, love, art, social life, and motivates responses, emotions and self-will to share more as we are making important beginnings. The Moon in Libra needs relationships, and harmonises through social etiquette, values, and artistic expression. It is responding to equality, sense of fairness, and is destabilised by conflicts. So, any disharmony will be strongly felt. Continue reading

Saturn Stations Direct at 13 degrees Capricorn

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September 19, 2019 – Maybe the world needs to stand still and seriously ponder on where it goes from now on, as well as each one of us individually – stand still and reflect on what is really of essence for us, what really and deeply matters, even if we must stand alone or distance ourselves from environments and others for what we want. Time, our history, authority, self-mastery, the past, work, fears, limitations, commitment, recognition. Then work on changing the rules. A time to be seriously brave and do the “right” thing for us. Perhaps we have already started feeling there is something more we need or miss in connection to our reality, which has not to do with the actual resources and structures but the perception and quality of them. From now until February, and with the South Node and Pluto in Capricorn, is a potent time for serious and deep spiritual work on ourselves as our worlds are making profound shifts, we release things, and we gain consciousness of a “world beyond”, things of the past, may resurface and things we were ignorant of may surface. Maybe the world, our world, is not how we thought it to be. Maybe we experience a profound change of attitude towards what used to be our world. The Moons North Node points to evolving through emotion, connectivity and intuition. Excavations…

Ο Κρόνος σε στάση προς ορθόδρομη πορεία στις 13 μοίρες Αιγόκερου: Ίσως ο κόσμος πρέπει να σταθεί ακίνητος και να στοχαστεί με σοβαρότητα που πάει από δω και πέρα, όπως και ο κάθε ένας από μας ξεχωριστά – να σταθεί και να στοχαστεί τι είναι πραγματικά ουσιαστικό για εκείνον, τι πραγματικά και σε βάθος έχει σημασία, ακόμα και αν πρέπει να είμαστε μόνοι ή να αποστασιοποιηθούμε από περιβάλλοντα και άλλους γιαυτά που θέλουμε. Ο χρόνος, η ιστορία, η εξουσία, η τελειοποίηση, το παρελθόν, οι φόβοι, η δουλειά, οι περιορισμοί, η δέσμευση, η αναγνώριση. Και μετά να δουλέψουμε για να αλλάξουμε τους κανόνες. Μια στιγμή να είμαστε σοβαρά γενναίοι και να κάνουμε το “σωστό” για εμάς. Ίσως έχουμε σταδιακά αρχίσει να αισθανόμαστε πως κάτι άλλο χρειαζόμαστε ή κατι μας λείπει σε σχέση με την πραγματικότητά μας, όχι τόσο σε σχέση με δομές και πόρους, αλλά σε σχέση με το πως τα αντιλαμβανόμαστε και την ποιότητα τους. Ίσως αρχίζουμε σιγά σιγά να καταλαβαίνουμε με τον Πλούτωνα και τον Νότιο Δεσμό, και μέχρι τον Φεβρουάριο του 2020, ότι είναι μια πολύ σημαντική περίοδος για σοβαρή και εις βάθος πνευματική δουλειά με τον εαυτό μας, καθώς οι κόσμοι μας πραγματοποιούν πολύ σημαντικές μεταβάσεις, απελευθερωνόμαστε από πράγματα, και αποκτούμε περισσότερη συνειδητότητα του τι βρίσκεται πέρα από αυτό που διακρίναμε μέχρι τώρα. Θέματα του παρελθόντος, ίσως βγουν στην επιφάνεια, και πράγματα που αγνοούσαμε έρχονται στην αντίληψή μας. Ίσως ο κόσμος, ο δικός μας κόσμος, δεν ήταν αυτό που νομίζαμε. Ίσως να έχουμε μια καταλυτική εμπειρία που θα μας αλλάξει την στάση απέναντι σε αυτό που ήταν η πραγματικότητά μας. Ο Βόρειος Δεσμός στον Καρκίνο μας λέει πως η εξέλιξη μας είναι να ακολουθήσουμε το συναίσθημα, την συνδεσιμότητα και την διαίσθηση. Ανασκαφές…

© Eleni Kostika 2019

Full Moon at 21 Pisces 05′

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September 14, 2019, UT 04:34 am

Love yourself with its flaws, and realise who and why are worthy of your dedication and sacrifices

Clarify your expectations –Align yourself with your wishes – Listen to your intuition – The divine is within you – We can create our own magic in life

Release, healing, purification of feelings, the need to act independently and speak our truths – Internal Awakening – Sudden events and disruptions in relationships – Clarifications of misunderstandings – the end of a relationship cycle and a mental process or preoccupation – an opening in spiritual development and a realisation of a larger plan.

The September Full Moon on the Pisces / Virgo axis, has to do with boundaries, the capacity to discern and have faith. It is the healing and service axis that deals with issues of idealism and perfection.

Virgo is a mutable Earth sign that seeks perfection, and through Mercury uses critical ability and analysis to serve, help, cultivate, improve, adjust and treat imperfections in the tangible world of everyday life. Pisces is mutable Water that through Jupiter and Neptune seeks to “dissolve” boundaries, idealise, imagine, expand, synthesise or escape, in order to achieve some sort of transcendence or experience in connection with the larger whole. Pisces substitutes the perfection that Virgo seeks in the material world, with an ideal or a dream that will inspire and restore faith in the spiritual, collective and creative spheres of life. Both signs work through opposing views to provide, contribute and dedicate by making connections between things. Virgo with practical analytical spirit, and Pisces through emotion, vision, philosophy, synthesis and fusion.

The full moon in Pisces has a mystical or transcendental power that gives dimension to what we love and want to see grow. This Full Moon also speaks about self-love, the kind of love of self that is not dependant to the validation ego, but the sense of love that embraces our psyche and reconciles us with all our vulnerabilities. Continue reading

New Moon at 08 Leo 37’

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August 1, 2019, 03:13 UT

Freedom and love – The sudden awakening of love and the element of love in life.

Rejuvenating body and soul

Self-love

A new lunar month begins in the fire sign of Leo. Leo belongs to the fixed modality, has the quality of fire that is consistent, and emits heat, characteristics that manifest as vigor, dedication, love, radiance, authenticity and vitality. Ruler of Leo is the Sun, the centre of our solar system, the most vital source of energy for planet Earth. Without the Sun there is no life. This lunar month focuses on the self, the relationship with what gives life, our ego, our creations, and our connection with our core being – the heart.

 

The lunar month that begins today sets a new intention as to where and how we receive validation, and activates the process of important decisions, triggers our leadership spirit, drives us to become creative and gain a more authentic contact with our souls.

 

The New Moon is the synod of Moon and Sun that marks a point of arrival and departure at the same time, a perpetual 29.5 day cycle, within the continuous motion of the planets in our solar system. It symbolises the inner soul level processing of experience that is perhaps the closest to our distinctness and individuality. Within this cycle, the phases of the Moon act as indicators of synchronicity between emotion and self-will: it is this synchronisation that essentially determines the decision making process in life. The Sun in Leo is in domicile, so it emphasises in particular what we focus on, what we regard as important in life, and how we honour life.

 The Moon enters the new cycle at 08 degrees of Leo separating form a conjunction with Venus, thus translating the light of love, relationships and pleasure to its meeting with the Sun. The New Moon speaks about a union and the expression of affections. The Sun is our spirit – the conscious mind (nous), as well as vision. Everything we see is because of the Sun. So, we enter a cycle that speaks about values (Venus), the pleasure principle, value of self, how we value life, and triggers the need to express ourselves more and focus on the creative and love element in our lives. The need to respond to what gives us joy, we feel we want and we are passionate about. Despite of what problems we are dealing with on an individual level, this need becomes more conscious, has spiritual content, and leads to actions and important decisions that will have stability. Stability, of course, is relative and may sound like an oxymoron, since there is Venus’s applying square with Uranus in Taurus in the New Moon chart. Yet, the planets are in fixed signs. The square speaks of an awakening, events that may shock or surprise us, and cause us to break free from attachments and habitual patterns in the realm of love, relationships, creations and material things including money.  How does freedom relate to love, how liberated and free are we to express affections? This aspect speaks of a need to act in order to sustain by changing attitude, being awakened on a sensual or creative level, and dealing with tension in affections and relationships that may require more freedom oriented thinking or attitudes. The Venus-Uranus synodic cycle began on May 19, at 04 degrees Taurus, and will give us the full picture of the processing of experience of the two energies at its opposition phase in October, but also the month of November that will determine the waning feel of the phase. The need to renew, to change, and to seek freedom in the way we experience love, the enjoyment of things, our creations or material possessions is triggered through tension. It is a time when we may feel the urge to do different things, to experiment, to express ourselves differently, regarding values, love, skills and creativity. It is a lunar month where we can expect sudden love affairs, unconventional relationships, break ups in existing relationships, or realise we need more freedom, renewal and independence both in our relationships and in the area of self-worth. The value we give to the things around us and to ourselves changes in a way that propels us into the future, sets up ground for innovation and opens the way to form alternative paths in our associations with other people. This process will further be developed on a practical level with Jupiter’s ingress into Capricorn in December 2019. The mythological Aphrodite was born as a result of the “castration” of Ouranos by his son Cronus. If Ouranos represents the Sky God, the spiritual part of cognition (as a higher octave of Mercury) but also the representation of the existing world order up until the act of his dethronement, then Venus’s dialogue with Uranus in harsh aspect, signifies the need for some kind of liberation in order for love and values ​​to emerge through an act of bravery that overthrows the established order of things. The need to detach the realm of love and values from the mental level maybe another theme here. Saturn, along with Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn will continue to show us where we are pressured, experience limitations, need to rebuild, to gain empowerment through elimination, and also where we must set very conscious boundaries and get rid of useless and unnecessary matter, which includes fears, and self-negating attitudes that preserve a reality that no longer serves us to evolve. It is perhaps the realm of life where we are potentially sabotaging or undermining ourselves. It is where we need to understand what is hidden, beneath the surface, what we are suppressing, and how we may “blindly” make efforts to control a superficial reality that requires purging, renewal and deep radical change. This particular month may be pertinent to especially observe all the barriers, and the “walls” we build that distance us from love. Continue reading