I have read some warnings about traveling while Saturn is transiting the 9th house, don’t travel you won’t have fun or if you do travel you should travel to a Saturn ruled country. London is one I have been there, Mexico is another been there twice, New York check I live there and India…pass I’m not up for the flight. My New Years resolution last year was to take one major vacation a year this year Costa Rica next year my goal is the Amafi coast. I’ll take a 4 day trip to PR here and a 4 day trip to Las Vegas there I once even flew to Paris for a weekend. But I have never taken a long vacation that lasted for over a week. It’s hard for me to relax. I was a amazed at the ways I could see Saturn transiting my 9th house manifest 3 days in to my vacation. Keep in mind Saturn is also in Sagittarius sign of long distance travel First and foremost this was an all inclusive thoroughly planned trip it involved getting up at 5am the days were planned from morning to night with activities. (I never ever plan and I’m not a morning person) this is so Saturn, after all Saturn rules structure I once read “you always take the natal placement of a planet with you during a transit” and I truly felt that way on this 10 day meticulously planned trip. In my natal chart Saturn resides in my 6th and 7th house. 6th house rules daily work and while on this vacation I learned many lessons I will take with me to work. I work in a hotel and am continuously annoyed that people checking in do not want to leave a credit card well what do you know I didn’t have to leave a credit card at my hotel and it drives me nuts when people leave luggage in the room and believe someone will magically pick it up at check out. Well wa-la in Costa Rica someone does magically pick up the bags from the room! I learned a lot of lessons-God Saturn is always some how related to work and lessons-and I will bring many back to work regarding hotel customs in other countries. I haven’t forgotten that Saturn is in retrograde motion so I have been given an opportunity to review my habits and reconsider the way I relate to other people.I also have Saturn in the 7th house- people sometimes forget that the 7th house isn’t merely your marriage and business partners it rules “others” period the 1st house is you and directly across from that is the 7th-others and what do you know most of the individuals on my trip were my mothers age! It never occurred to me that I would be traveling with “older” people when I saw Saturn transiting my 9th but Saturn does rule maturity and the 9th house rules long distance travel. That is how Saturn manifested for me, these are things an astrology cook book website won’t tell you. I enjoyed my trip and I loved talking to people about their lives the lessons they learned, the regrets they had marriages that fell apart , others that lasted, who had children and who couldn’t. I learned a lot about people and the ways we are all connected, the way our lives are similar at any age, in any country of any social status. I laughed to myself when one person advised me to put sun screen on because I was getting sunburn and another lovely women told me Danielle you have 10 more minutes in the pool then the bus is leaving. So parental …that’s Saturn for you. I’m packing up and getting ready to leave Saturn is about to retrograde across my natal Venus in Gemini in the 3rd house; Gemini and the 3rd house both ruling transportation I left my car at the shop while I was away only to be informed I have a bill for car repairs upon my return I had been putting off that are THREE times the amount I was expecting to pay (Venus also rules money, Saturn opposite Venus can indicate hardship in finances). Saturn rules time & one of the things I had done was a timing belt I had also been putting some other stuff off and off and off and Saturn always forces your hand. What you didn’t do/learn during Saturn direct he will certainly get you on the retrograde. Also a very nice boss of mine was terminated, apparently someone reconsidered his position Saturn like I said always goes back to work, retrograde involves reviewing. Saturn was squaring his Virgo Sun (Saturn square sun is one of the most difficult transits IMO) What Saturn transits have you experienced? When it goes through the 1st house you discover maturity through the 2nd your finances may be restricted in the 5th house you may find it difficult to conceive a child, Saturn transits involve maturity, hardships, delays, challenges, I would love to hear about yours. Follow me on Instagram to check out my vacation pics xo StarsMoonandSun1
I recently finished watching Marriage Boot camp on WE http://www.wetv.com/shows/marriage-boot-camp , occasionally developing a narcoleptic fit while watching Rachel and Tyson. They seem dead inside she wanted to get married he was dragging his ass after 6 years of dating. Tyson was born under the sun sign of Gemini an air sign associated with Peter Pan and the eternal child. Rachel a lack luster Leo with Sun, Mercury and Jupiter all in the sign of the fixed lion. Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) don’t like change they cling to what’s familiar. I kept thinking if that’s what love looks like…….PASS.
I was surprised to learn Rachel was a Leo; I have a strong admiration for Leo Ladies and gentleman and have never encountered one as dull. Some famous Leo ladies: Jennifer Lopez, Vivca A Foxx, Coco Chanel, Charlize Theron, Jackie Kennedy, and Halle Berry the list goes on and on.
I ran her and Tyson’s charts I don’t have either birth time so the houses ,overlays and the moon are off.
Rachel actually has a Leo Stellium with her Sun, Mercury and Jupiter all in Leo. (They married during her Jupiter return) I expected her Sun to be afflicted by Saturn considering her hmmm how shall I say this; less than enthusiastic disposition but it isn’t. I find people with planets gathered together in one house (she has 4 together) sometimes make for more conservative types with all that energy focused in one area. Rachel and Tyson also lack a variety of hard aspects. They say pressure makes diamonds ya know. Without hard aspects in the natal chart people can lead a rather straight line in life. Not many challenges, hard aspects (square and opposition) require work, overcoming difficulties, they don’t really have many.
Rachel has Venus planet of love and leisure in comfort seeking Cancer. Ya know the crab holds on tight and doesn’t let go. Venus in Cancer longs for the familiar and what is safe. Her Venus is unaspected and without any major aspects from outer planets a planet operates in purest form. Love of home, familiarity and comfort. Children and having a family are likely important to her. Her Mars (ruler of men the qualities women seek in a partner) is in Gemini Tyson’s sun sign. This can indicate she pursued him, wanted him, and went after him. The Mars of one person on the Sun or Moon in synastry can act as an agent of movement clearly she pushed him into marriage.
The reluctance to marry is immediately spotted in Tyson’s chart when I notice his Venus planet of love, what he seeks in women forms a tight square to Saturn planet of karma, hardship and responsibility. People with Venus in aspect to Saturn or Saturn in the 7th house take marriage seriously. Commitment can give them anxiety, they know marriage is work and enter commitments with a great level of apprehension. His love planet being in Gemini denotes despite taking relationships serious he needs variety in love and a mental connection with Mercury ruling movement and mental stimuli.
Without taking into consideration either of their moon signs I looked at their tightest synastry apsects. Just as independently in their natal charts they have limited hard aspects, combined they have very few hard aspects. Very few squares and oppositions as we can all see this lack of push and pull can make for a very dull relationship. The tightest hard aspect they had is Venus square Saturn. It is Rachel’s Saturn that squares his Venus. She is the mature one; she is here to teach him, that will forever be the role.
This aspect is binding I have said it a dozen times relationships whether they are exciting or ho hum boring cannot survive without Saturn aspects. Saturn rules the legality of marriage and the responsibility of partnership.
They do not have a predominance of one’s outer planets on another’s inner planets
No Neptune no romanticism and fantasy
No Uranus no electric wild ride
No Pluto no turmoil, no growth and upheaval.
It reinforced the quote for me
“you don’t attract what you want you attract what you are”-Dr Wayne Dyer
They independently do not have challenging aspects so I can’t imagine they would feel comfortable in a relationship that continuously challenges them
“Someone’s planet on your planets acts like a permanent transit”
The tightest nicest aspects they have:
Tyson Venus Sextiles Rachel’s sun I love this aspect; friendship, enjoy each other’s company, perhaps similar leisure activities
Tyson’s Mars (planet of sex) sextiles Rachel’s Venus (Feminine Principal) sextiles represent flowing, easy, harmonious energy so this indicates sexual compatibility
Tyson’s Jupiter in Leo Conjoins Rachel’s Sun and Mercury this is an expansive and forgiving quality so Tyson can bring good vibes and broaden Rachel’s Horizons; in her Survivor questioner she calls Tyson her inspiration…it doesn’t get any more Jupiter then that
House of Cards returns to Netflix on February 27 for season 3 and I will make sure I have a glass of Bordeaux and a comfy seat on the sofa for my binge. I love when shows assign fictional TV characters birthdates. Most of the time they accurately correspond with the character. Emily Thorne of Revenge is a Cancer, no one does revenge like a water sign, Olivia Pope is a Virgo the manner in which she operates always with precision. Claire Underwood is a dutiful though in her own right; power hungry Taurus and well Frank Underwood he is Scorpio born November 5, 1959.
Money, Power, Respect
The Scorpio Sun
The Sign of Scorpio naturally gravitates toward power and money. Scorpios are slow moving and calculating, natural rulers of the 8th house they rule death, transformation, power, other peoples resources; some Scorpio adjectives are secretive, manipulative, resourceful and obsessive. They don’t bend or give up easily, if at all.
God of War
You can see in Franks Chart he has Sun in Scorpio conjunct Mars, Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio with Pluto being the modern ruler. The Sun conjunct Mars makes Frank willful. A Prominent Mars is common in those that have a military and/or an athletic background, the nature of Mars is competitive. Mars is the planet considered the God of War. According to Frank Underwood’s bio he attended the Military School: The Sentinel. And episode after episode we see him manipulating others to adhere to his will. You’ll notice his strength isn’t boastful; its quiet yet intimidating this is the nature of Scorpio. His Sun in Scorpio also conjoins Neptune in Scorpio as we know Underwood is one prone to underhanded deals, and promises with him are often made with fingers crossed behind his back. People may look to Frank to save them (also a trait of Neptune being a savior). He may seem to have all the answers and offer dreams of grandeur along with a seat some place beside him in the Oval Office. The Sun Conjunct Neptune individual has the ability to hide their true motivations this is only enhanced by Scorpios nature to always remain poker faced even when confronted with great catastrophe they will never show their hand.
His marriage to Claire
Although we do not have his exact time of birth; the moon was in Capricorn that day so naturally Frank gravitates towards an accomplished woman, one that is respectable, perhaps a woman that has the ability to enhance his status. The moon is also representative of feelings; it is in detriment here so there is certain coolness, this isn’t a tender, expressive and affectionate person there is an austere vibe and a practicality to the Capricorn moon individual. Planets in Capricorn often ask will this work? Clearly his relationship with Claire works, she has sacrificed her own dreams to foster his, achievement is synonymous with Capricorn, as is reputation, and career .Claire clearly fits the bill. Underwood has Venus in Virgo (another planet in detriment both ruling feminine principals one would have to wonder what his childhood hood/mother was like) Venus square Saturn suggests coolness in relationships. The Venus/Saturn person doesn’t trust easily so they prefer a partner who is reliable and trustworthy above all else. We can clearly see him and Claire aren’t affectionate; they strategize, while smoking cigarettes sometimes electronic out the window. They are clearly committed despite their rendezvous with randoms (Scorpio after all rules sex and Neptune conjunct Mars isn’t particular about with whom)-but this isn’t the type of couple to kiss and hold hands and feed one another cake on a Saturday night. When Venus aspects Saturn there is no doubt a devoted quality, but love takes on a Capricorn vibe another indicator of love (Venus) and work (Saturn) somehow going hand in hand. I suppose they are working together hand and hand to get ahead.
I’m curious to see what season 3 brings but I have no doubt it will be just as duplicitous as the first 2 seasons. Frank Underwood also has exact Mercury/Pluto Square Astrologer Adrian Duncan wrote in his book Astrology Transformation and Empowerment
Mercury and Pluto: Secrets and Lies
“People with this aspect are born detectives. They have the ability to divine what is going on beneath the surface and the desire to probe others secrets”
Have at it Frank
I watched 48 hours last night, the episode was entitled “The Kiss of Death and The Google Exec” You can read the full story here
It’s the story of a high powered extremely wealthy man by the name of Forrest Hays that was doing heroine-yes inject in your vein –heroine with a prostitute and overdosed on his luxurious yacht. And now she-the escort is on trial for manslaughter for giving him the hot shot, the lethal dose that killed him. The hotshot 50+ something year old Hays chose to do. I’m quite confident if he had been found in an abandoned building rather than on a $345,000 yacht no one would give two shits.
But Forrest Hays was wealthy, he lived in Silicon Valley, was married for over 17 years with 5 children (I can’t find a single picture of his wife and family), he worked for Google on a top secret project (no one will say what exactly he did there), he loved his yacht which he named “Escape”, and he obviously loved prostitutes and drugs as well. All of this was screaming NEPTUNE to me. Secrets, illusions, drugs, prostitutes, the yacht …Neptune rules water and boats let’s not forget the array of secrets.
Some people you read about and you know what to expect in their natal chart. When Betty Broderick killed Dan Broderick she had Pluto exactly conjunct her Sun. It was a given all that hate, jealousy, rage, over an affair and financial issues. Other people I am like huh? When I looked at the chart most recently of wealthy murderer and cross dressing Robert Durst …his chart is an anomaly to me (perhaps because he himself is an anomaly). But the kiss of death and the Google exec, I knew Neptune had to be prominent in his chart and it certainly is.
Neptune ruler of glamour, illusion, deception, water, addictive substances, boats, dreams, secrets, prostitutes, etc
Often people with a prominent Neptune aren’t seen clear by others, they have this thin veil, this filter they are seen through and depending on who is looking they may be viewed as a sinner or saint. Hardly in between.
Sometimes people with a prominent Neptune particularly in the 1st house or on the Sun or on their Natal Moon aren’t sure of who they really are so how can anyone else know them?
In any event Forrest Hays had his Sun in Taurus opposite Neptune in Scorpio, with the opposition it is likely you will operate in two distinct manners. So I am sure Hays was all the Taurus sun is, dutiful, working hard, building his empire, (lets not forget Taurus can be indulgent, they rule greed) so he was buying his homes, and he also on occasion wanted to do his Neptune thing, take his yacht out called Escape, be with his escorts he met on a Seeking Arrangement website where wealthy men exchange cash for good times. Neptune on the Sun and Moon also speaks of drug use, the desire to escape, the desire to merge with something beyond the mundane. The natal Neptune is also in Scorpio so I am sure she wasn’t his first secret sexual encounter.
His success can be attributed to his natal Sun square Saturn, this is a difficult aspect the person may suffer from low self-esteem , hereditary depression passed down from the father; the way the individual overcomes this is by working, by accomplishing, by becoming the best in his or her field. They have a desire to achieve to feel validated. I do not want to undermine this aspect it is very challenging. The person feels they have to overcome barriers …the desire to achieve is strong and can be reflected in his 4.5 million dollar home and a dozen other things we will probably never know about, because Neptune opposing his sun will keep things hidden.
I would love to tell you what he did as a career but I can’t Saturn planet of work and structure is exactly square his Neptune (secrets) as one article stated
“Hayes then went on to Google for a high-paying job at their top-secret location, where impossible dreams are transformed into reality”
Poor Forrest Hayes, his family is probably wondering who he really was. He probably didn’t know who he really was. I think these stories can be a lesson for anyone that looks at other peoples’ lives and sees a perfect picture. You never know what is lurking below the surface, don’t let that thin veil of Neptune fool you
I watched Nas’ Time is Illmatic this week, it got me wondering how may GOATS (greatest artists of all time) particularly rappers have a prominent Neptune in their natal chart. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Neptune it rules:
• Psychic Ability
• Bodies of water
• Addictive elements; drugs to drinking
• Fortune Telling
• The Illuminati & other so called secret societies
• Art and Music
• Neptune rules Pisces and Pisces rules the feet so here we find dance
• It rules the drug user and the drug dealer
• The thief
• The conartist
• All creative types
There is a strong desire with Neptunian individuals to make the intangible tangible. They often want to give form to their creative/ imaginative/idealistic dreams.
Neptunian individuals are often considered the sinner or the saint.
I have a prominent Neptune; located in my 10th house. People rarely see me clearly. Once while taking tennis lessons I was in a crabby mood (I am a cancer) and my instructor said “here Queen take the court” in a very rude manner. On the way home from tennis some lady at the supermarket accused me of stealing bottled water. LOL I said it’s a rare occasion that I get to be the sinner and the saint, the Queen and the pauper all in one day.
I understand that desire to give form to your dreams. I get that even growing up in the midst of a less then idealistic environment, the desire to chase dreams? To find that perfect landscape off in the distance.My Neptune in the 10th house forms a grand fire trine to my natal Moon and natal Saturn. I considered myself to be a realist while maintaining the belief that all things are possible. I feel you can wake up one day and change your entire life.
The GOATS have/had to think that, they had to believe in better days. They had to possess the ability to take a dream, an ideal and turn it into something real.
Nas has Neptune sextiling his Mercury, planet of communication we do not have his exact birth time but I do believe he quite possibly has Neptune on an angle (in the 1st, 4th, 7th and/or 10th house). To me he conveys this Neptunian idealism most outwardly in the lyric:
“open every door in Attica send em’ to Africa”
The entire “Street Dreams” album title to me is Neptune. Taking what you view around you, absorbing the elements and turning it into song
The Album entitled “Nastradamus” is so Neptune with Nostradamus ruling prophecy; prophecy/psychic ability being a Neptune thing.
I am not sure how others feel about DMX
I 100% feel he could have been a GOAT had he not suffered from apparent mental illness combined with drug addiction. Both the darker sides of Neptune. He has Neptune squaring his moon which is a highly creative aspect but plagued at times with difficulties such as the aforementioned.
Eminem also has a prominent Neptune; it is at the tail end of his 12th house conjunct his ascendant. Here we have another person that has had to deal with the positive and negative attributes of Neptune
Had Sun opposite Neptune
From the drug dealer to the artist
“it was all a dream” Hello does it get any more Neptune then that
His album Life After Death is very Neptunian; Neptune rules the 12th house of the after life
Although I don’t consider him GOAT, innovative more so but Jay Z has natal Neptune conjunct Venus and Mars square Neptune
He obviously has a long catalog of music
And last but definetly not least Tupac
Tupac had Jupiter conjunct Neptune, Moon trine Neptune, Venus opposite Neptune and several other Neptune aspects
Out of everyone I feel Tupac embodies Neptune most I saw him as a sort of prophet if we use the definition of prophet as “an effective or leading spokesman for a cause, doctrine, or group” odd as that may sound but I think he had a message to deliver and convey regarding certain social injustices. I think he falls under that Neptune veil of confusion people see him as either an artist or possibly as a criminal (he was convicted of sexual assault in the early 90s) , perhaps people saw him as violent having once hit a Director while filming a movie. And maybe he was ALL of those things a prophet, a sinner, an artist and a saint. Let us not forget The mysterious circumstances surrounding his death and his last album to be officially released prior to his death, entitled Makaveli.
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