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Solar Return Moon in the 1st House; a Change in Appearance 

Solar Return Moon in the 1st House; a Change in Appearance

My Solar Return moon is conjunct my Solar Return Ascendant this most often shows up as pregnancy in a woman’s Solar Return chart but it also indicates a change in appearance. Where ever the moon is in the natal chart, progression or Solar Return we experience fluctuations. Just as the Moon changes and goes in phases so does the house that holds the Moon. The 1st house or Ascendant is literally the way we look and the way people see us.

This year the Solar Return moon is in my 1st house, the Pisces eclipse fell in my first and my solar arc Pluto is exactly opposite my Ascendant. Pluto transforms whatever it touches; the first house rules the way you look or it can be the way you present yourself. An eclipse in the first house is a new way of looking & a new way of presenting yourself

I; for starters have been very upset over aging lol my Mom asked what do I want for my 40th birthday I said to be 30 maybe 35 lol People tell me all the time I do not look my age (I’m sure Venus in Gemini helps) but still the process of ageing has been stressful to say the least.

I had to have some major cosmetic dental work done that I didn’t want to have and I am not entirely happy with the results. I have lost count over how many tears I have cried over this. People staring at me and asking what I did different certainly isn’t helping. I said to my Mother if I surgically put a big ass on no one would say anything and she reminded me that people always talk about me, watch me, inspect me so anything I do would be discussed. That is the natal Neptune in the 10th life -everything is a scandal even when it isn’t.

To combat aging, I started Botox treatments every 4 months and I have 0 regrets I would recommend everyone get Botox it’s a win! I also had some Restylane injections and am considering Genesis Laser treatments to promote collagen! Did I mention the Solar Return moon is in Leo…clearly, I am pulling out all the stops in typical Leo fashion? Lol

I am unsure what the end result will be; it’s seems like a mixed bag to be honest. It’s isn’t easy when a planet transits the 1st house or crosses the Ascendant we have to find new ways of being, new ways of presenting ourselves which can be difficult. So, as I find new ways of adjusting to being 40 and looking different, I suppose I should be happy I am not having a geriatric pregnancy which quite easily could have been the other manifestation of this energy

Xo

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Venus in Solar Return 12th House 

Today I tweeted I feel like I’m having a Neptune/Venus transit but I’m not. When Neptune transits Venus in hard aspect (conjunction, square and opposition) we can lose touch with reality, we lose ourselves in love, we blindly believe in things; in people. We seek transcendental connections and we very well may believe we have met our soulmate.

As I was driving to work, I realized I have Venus in my Solar Return 12th house this is similar to a Venus/Neptune transit.

When I first saw this, I thought WOW am I going to have an affair this year? What secret relationship am I going to engage in? When people come to me for readings and they have this aspect (the majority of my clients are married) it is with 90% certainty they are having an affair. I’m halfway through my Solar Return and let me just say this is the year of not seeing men clearly. It would take a lot for me to fall head over heels in love. Romanticism is my thing but delusion isn’t. The solar Return 12th house (home to secrets and self-undoing) has Venus (planet of love) on my natal 6th house (work) perhaps I met a man at work that is the cause of my own self undoing. Perhaps I met a man at work I didn’t see clearly. Sometimes astrology is that literal. I love it when it is.

I see the soul of you

I know the whole of you

That’s the kind of day dreamy feelings that enveloped me. He is a player I was told and I laughed no he isn’t. It’s still hard to believe that he is. I take full ownership of this situation after all I never asked. I never asked if he had a harem of women. I never asked anything. That’s Neptune you don’t ask you just believe that you already know. He is Neptunian in every sense of the word. Disappointment: That’s the hallmark of Neptune in relationships; the dream never meets reality. Just wanted to caution those of you with Neptune in the 12th of your Solar Return it’s the secret lover, the love that causes your own self-undoing, the lover you see through rose colored glasses, the Pisces lover, the alcoholic lover, the married lover, the fantasy lover that can’t breathe a breath in the reality of your life lover

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Saturn Opposite Jupiter Transit; A Crisis of Faith 

Perhaps I should have called my first post on Saturn opposite Jupiter transit “a crisis of faith” that’s what it is really and the closer the orb gets the greater the crisis will be I imagine. Make it till January Danielle that’s all you have to do; that is what I tell myself.

I can be a runner in some ways but I have decided to face my shit so I’m no longer carrying it with me. When sad in typical Cancer fashion I call out sick and stay home for a week to nurse my wounds. This time I have decided to confront my them head on. After all we can’t heal what we refuse to face.

Jupiter governs the 9th house in astrology home to religion, beliefs, and politics when Saturn is in hard aspect to Jupiter via transit your beliefs come into question. I have found people have been talking to me about “God” more so than ever before.  I was checking in a guest and he asked me if God exists, a colleague wanted to know why people post Pray for Syria and if God existed would this be happening? I don’t believe in God- not in the sense- one man is in the clouds dictating our lives. I have never believed in God like that. My guest called me a Humanist when I explained this to him. I shy away from labels generally speaking. How very Aquarius rising of me

I encountered an issue recently that set me back financially and a disappointment in my love life that was harsh. Disappointment can be debilitating to me I am naturally so hopeful. Disappointments in love are not an anomaly I have Saturn in the 7th house it sorts of comes with the territory. This year numerologicaly (universally) has been a nine year this signifies the end of a cycle.  I can see a montage of bad relationships choices laid out in front of me. The culmination of bad choices I refuse to carry with me into 2017! I refuse.

Stop putting hope in false prophets may be another Saturn opposite Jupiter catch phrase. “I release the pattern within my consciousness that created this condition” is one of my daily Louise Hay Affirmations I’m forever drawn to melancholic men that wear sadness like a cloak. The next one has to be happy I tell myself that should be the #1 criteria You can’t save anyone shit sometimes you can’t even love them; they won’t let you.

“When you have lived in a Dungeon for a very long time the light when you see it can actually hurt your eyes” – Marianne Williamson

So, here is Saturn calling me on my Jupiterian beliefs. I believe in Law of Attraction I believe in working with the cycles of your life I love Eckhart Tolle and Abraham Hicks I believe (such a Jupiter word) in those teachings so now it’s time to find practical application for them (Saturn) I have a social media account that’s comprised of astrology but also of spiritual texts I can tweet Louise Hay all day but if I’m not living it well that’s just bullshit. You aren’t what you say you will do…. you are what you do. (Ah a major 2016 lesson) so it’s time to get real (Saturn) about my spirituality (Jupiter) it’s time to go to work on it. It’s time to wake up and go balls to the wall with my faith. Transcend my own man-made prisons, change my subconscious limiting beliefs, not crumble in the face of disappointment and truly believe that “everything is working out for me”.  I will drag my ass out of bed and one day at a time, one affirmation at a time, one mediation at a time align with the belief (Jupiter) that within the next 4 weeks when this transit is over, I will be shiny and new.

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Saturn the Buzz Kill to Jupiter

I am tired, drained really, I do not have much energy and I feel the energy I do have is spent doing what I have to do, I don’t really have any excess to do the things I want to do. I have the Sun in the 5th house my identity, my journey if you will is centered around love and creativity. The 5th house is the house of joy; being weighed down with extra responsibilities is exhausting.

It is very important that you tend to your natal Sun, that you nourish it with the activities suggested by the house that it is placed in. 6th house Sun, fitness time and order will really help you flourish. If you have a 9th house Sun schedule a vacation or attend a lecture. Wherever our Sun is placed we need to remember to feed it.

Energetically I always run very high I have Sun square Moon, a Cardinal T square in my chart along with a Grand Fire Trine. Cardinal signs are doers. My Mom said she was going to buy me a makeup bag that read “I am busy” because I always am. I laugh at people that have the time to correct my grammatical errors on twitter, I am pretty sure they aren’t doing all that I do in a day. Running, going, writing, working, giving readings, taken a class, on and on and on until this week I hit a wall.

The culprit; Saturn is opposite my Jupiter via transit

Saturn Rules

  • Responsibility
  • Time
  • Work
  • Boundaries
  • Lessons
  • Practicality Zzzzzzz

According to Jeanne Avery in Astrological Aspects Your Inner Dialogs

Saturn “describes shoulds, musts, and ought’s”

“Saturn is the testing ground of life and indicates the greatest karmic lesson to be learned”

I don’t do Saturn very well.

I believe if you look to the natal chart you will see how hard a transit for you will be. Not all astrologers believe this; I think if you are heavy say Plutonian Pluto transits will be easier for you because you are familiar with that energy. I have Pluto square my Sun, opposite my Moon exact, trine Jupiter, sextile Saturn, Neptune & Midheaven and trine my Ascendant. Pluto is woven into me, death and rebirth it all comes naturally. I just finished a Pluto opposite Sun square Moon transit and it was pretty much all gravy.

But Saturn transits god you can find me lying in bed weeping.

I am just not very good with rules and structure I prefer to be free floating.

Saturn is now opposing my natal Jupiter in the 4th house it will be exact on New Year’s Eve Oh the joy

Jupiter Represents

  • Expansion
  • Optimism
  • Good Luck
  • Joy

“The Jupitarian quality is a marvelous combination of practicality and enthusiasm. The reverse quality is disappointment. If the aim is too high and the goals are missed the individual can be paralyzed by the letdown” –Jeanne Avery

You want to look where Jupiter and Sagittarius are placed in your natal chart to see where you feel lucky or optimistic. I have Sagittarius on my Midheaven, I think this gives me a hope that things will work out and when they don’t, I would say I am greatly disappointed. I usually work from an inner knowing which stems from my natal Jupiter in the 4th house. The 4th house is the root of the chart and reflects what we carry deep within us among other things. So, I have never been a 5-year planner I am a go with the flow listen to my own guidance sort of person.

I intuit mostly everything I do. I announced the other day at work I was booking a trip to Machu Piccchu and my colleague said Oh Peru…I had no idea where it even was! I sort of get called to do things

I have written before that I do not feel Jupiter brings us lotto wins or grand romances, I think it infuses the planet or house with an optimism and belief that everything will be ok and usually it is until it isn’t.

And that brings me to Saturn opposite Jupiter

Saturn squashes the belief, the optimism, the joy that Jupiter holds. It tests (Saturn always tests) your beliefs, your truths, your inner workings (if Jupiter is in the 4th house).

Robert Hand writes in his book Planets in Aspect about Saturn opposite Jupiter transit

“During this time your opportunities for growth and expansion are limited”.

PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU ARE TOO F&%ING TIRED TO DO ANYTHING

“You often feel as if your personal freedom is unduly limited by others”.

“This transit is a useful if not always pleasant encounter with reality”

Saturn squelches the joy and optimism of Jupiter don’t let anyone ever tell you any different.

For those of you that have this natal oppositions can work like a swinging door so you can be optimistic, joyful, overly eager and then fall victim to Saturn the disappointment, melancholy, and depression can kick in. Robert Plletier writes in “Planets in Aspect” those that have this natal

“You fluctuate between knowing what you are worth to having doubts about your value”

I know this isn’t the worst transit, (those will happen for me in 2018 when Saturn enters Capricorn, I seriously just finished recovering from Saturn in Libra) that’s the beauty that comes with age when you are young you think this will never end, when you are older and know astrology you can simply open your ephemeris and say I may have to drag my uninspired tired ass all the way through December but as of January 1st this transit is over and I can go back to being my high energy manic self perhaps with a few lessons in the bag.

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The Astrology of Brad and Angelina’s Divorce

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I don’t have a personal opinion on Brad or Angelina as I am not really a fan of either. I do however have an affinity for anyone that adopts children I think it is one of the most selfless acts a person can do.

The Divorce is quite obvious

Uranus is squaring Angelina’s Venus in Cancer though it never reached an exact square one would presume a divorce or separation would be eminent. Venus in your natal chart along with your 7th house and the ruler of the 7th house all relate to relationships and partnerships. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected and yes separation. Hard Uranus/Venus aspects are often prominent in the charts of people that file for divorce (though not always). Angelina Jolie has Venus square Uranus in her natal chart which reflects her several marriages. This is often found in the natal charts of people that marry more than one time. Elizabeth Taylor famous for her multiple marriages has Uranus conjunct Venus. Via progression Angelina’s natal Venus square Uranus is almost exact indicating a break up or separation is likely

Uranus rearranges whatever it touches, it shakes things up, breaks things up, awakens us and brings sudden abrupt changes.

It isn’t always mentioned but when Uranus transits the 10th house -as is the case with Angelina you see a change in marital status. the 10th house rules your reputation and how you are publicly seen so clearly marriage and divorce change this.

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Brad Pitt has Venus in Capricorn and today the exact day they have filed for divorce Uranus is squaring his natal Venus so here we have the theme of separation, a break up etc.

When a couple have Venus signs in the same mode (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable) they will be challenged at the same time. It can be very difficult because one person cannot be the voice of reason when 2 people are both itching to sever ties.

I have discussed this before with Ben Affleck’s divorce You can read more about this here:

PREDICTING DIVORCE AND A LITTLE BEN AND JEN

(Though clearly, they seem to be attempting to make it work, Ben Affleck has Moon in Scorpio however destructive he may be this can be a sign committed to family in its own right)

Brad Pitt also has Saturn sitting on the Ascendant, the 1st house cusp. When Saturn leaves the 12th house and crosses into the 1st it is a time to get serious about what we want. The 1st house is YOU; it rules our first breath. When a planet transits the 1st house we are asked to consider; what do I want? You also have to think in terms of polarities what happens in the 1st also influences the 7th-which is the house of marriage and will also square the 4th house of home and 10th house of career and reputation. The 4 angular houses in astrology are known as “the cross of life” when an outer planet transits one angular house it will at some point influence all of the angular houses.

It is reported that Brad had an “affair” let it be noted that my astrology instructor said  you can cheat when a planet is in the 12th house after all the 12th house is the closet, it holds our secrets but once a planet crosses into the 1st your secrets will be revealed. The 12th house -no one sees not even you-it holds our self-undoing but the 1st house everyone sees.

Brad Pitt also has Uranus squaring his Moon- the moon rules the women in your life, it also rules your home where you live.  Most recently Johnny Depp had this transit we all see how that turned out.

Lastly, we take a look at the Composite chart this is the energy of two people coming together; what do they create. Everyone is different with different people and the composite chart shows how you function together as unit.

Uranus here is prominent it is opposite the composite Venus so we continue to see those themes of divorce and separation. Also, Jupiter is about to enter the 1st house this transit is one known to seek freedom (interestingly enough they first got together when Jupiter entered the composite 1st house indicating the relationship lasted one full Jupiter cycle) and this last eclipse hit the Composite Sun head on. The Composite Sun is the life force of the couple, the identity a Full Moon eclipse often signify endings, completion and the end of an era.

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Jupiter enters Libra September 10th 2016

Jupiter will enter Libra on September 10th 2016 and will stay in the cardinal air sign until October 10, 2017. Jupiter stays in a sign for approximately a year and will transit the entire birth chart in 12 years. Jupiter transits are quick and not life changing. I have received some flak for saying that I am not fond of Jupiter transits. I feel more than anything they infuse the house they are in over a 12-month period with optimism but if anyone is looking for quick lotto gains and Princesses Diana weddings, I don’t believe Jupiter brings us this despite what we are sometimes led to believe.

 

In my opinion the most significant Jupiter transits are when Jupiter crosses the ascendant and into the first house, I have seen some people abandon their old life in search of new. Just recently someone I know moved after 20+ years at the same residence and another that changed jobs after 15 years in the same establishment. Jupiter transits to the 1st house encourages people to take chances and leaps of faith. I love that!

 

I’m also fond of your Jupiter return I believe this brings blessings or gifts to the house that holds the natal placement of Jupiter. This occurs approximately every 12 years so ages 23, 36, 48 etc. A planetary return is when a planet returns to the place it was at the time of your birth. For example the Solar Return happens once a year on your birthday when the sun returns to the place it was at the time of your birth, a Saturn Return happens twice at the age of 28-31 approx. and 56-60, Uranus makes one return if you are lucky enough to live to 84 but Jupiter due to the quick rate at which it moves will return to your natal Jupiter every 12 years. I find those years to be particularly significant

 

Jupiter Rules:

 

  • Optimism
  • Prosperity
  • Freedom
  • Expansion
  • Morals
  • Wisdom
  • Trust
  • Goodwill

 

When Jupiter transits a house more than anything we believe in the possibilities, our approach is an inclination that things will work out. We believe and while IMO that isn’t the transformative energy I much prefer, it can certainly lighten the load.

 

Libra is the sign that corresponds to

 

  • Beauty
  • Partnership
  • Equality
  • Balance
  • Fairness
  • Harmony
  • Diplomacy

 

Libra Rules the 7th house in astrology home to

 

  • Law Suits
  • Open Enemies
  • Marriages and Divorces
  • Negotiations
  • Contracts
  • Business Partnerships

 

(Of course, Libra also has the shadowy side as well –indecisive, superficial, in need of partnership to the point they often cannot function alone)

 

I find the nature of Jupiter corresponds well with the philosophies of Libra. In Author Molly Halls book (cover featured below) she describes Libra as a sign “that’s passion for justice makes Libra a sign that excels in diplomacy, law, politics, mediation and social advocacy”. She goes on to describe the planet Jupiter as “Jupiter rules all areas in which an over reaching meaning is sought; these include religion, publishing, philosophy and the legal profession”. I would go so far as to say that I expect to see Jupiter’s visit to Libra to either enhance our current partnerships both personal and professional or free us from them. Remember Jupiter rules expansion and freedom and often you will find during a Jupiter transit you are let go of or fired from a job you really didn’t like or you find the courage to leave an unfulfilling relationship (Libra being the sign of partnership). Sometimes things happen that seem awful at the time but really serve to expand (Jupiter) our consciousness and quality of life really.

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I am still hopeful to see some law enforcement reform with Saturn Lord of Karma visiting Sagittarius and now perhaps getting a boost from Jupiter in Libra. Both Sag and Libra correspond to legalities both being somewhat idealist signs I think perhaps they can bring some much-needed change in Police Departments across the country (fingers crossed). More than anything I expect Jupiter in Libra to alter the way we as a whole relate to one another. I would expect to see a boost in our partnerships. If you are a Libra rising, Sun or Moon do watch your diet this is the transit of gaining weight. After all Jupiter expands whatever it touches and sometimes that is our waistline; on the Ascendant that is how you appear and the Moon rules our eating habits. I know we tend to think of Jupiter as a beneficial transit but you do want to watch your debts (8th house) and expenditures (2nd house) when Jupiter transits the money houses as already mentioned Jupiter expands whatever it touches and that isn’t necessarily always a good thing.

The Tarot Card associated with Jupiter in Libra is 4 of swords sometimes knows as Truce. If you think about the number 4 it is all about balance and that is what Libra seeks most, equality. Four is a stable number 4 legs to a table, a square has 4 sides, we have 4 cardinal points, east, west, north and south, 4 seasons, 4 phases of the moon etc. Swords are related to air and intellect Libra is an air sign, concerned with peace, diplomacy and like all air signs: ideas. The 4 of swords is about taking a time out before the fight which is indicated in the 5 of swords, it seeks to find a peaceful resolution. I recall someone once describing Libra as an “Iron fist in a velvet glove”. So perhaps this tarot card is the gathering of strength, the rest before the action, as you can see 3 swords are above the sleeping man and one is just below him, easy to grasp in a moment’s notice. While Libra may seem passive one must not forget they are a cardinal sign like Aries, Cancer and Capricorn so they do direct their energy outward. I also believe this card relates to Jupiter in the sense that Jupiter is sometimes the bragger yes someone that talks excessively (Jupiter in the 3rd house or Jupiter on Mercury) but sometimes Jupiter is an inner knowing an inner expansion and inner peace and that is reflected in this card.

I hope Jupiter’s visit to Libra brings you the improved relationships you seek. If nothing else maybe we will be inclined to see the very best in others xoxo

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WHOA Uranus Square Mercury Transit “Don’t come for me unless I send for you”

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That’s the catch phrase of this transit

“Don’t come for me unless I send for you”

It just started; Uranus just became exact to my Mercury today and dear god if I didn’t take shit before I certainly will not take any now.  Combine this with a Pluto opposite Sun square Moon transit all exact at the same time God help me

I am naturally aggressive in speech- Mars –God of War-is in my 3rd house of communication but this is on a whole other level

Uranus Rules

  • Flashes of insight
  • The unexpected
  • Erratic behavior
  • Rebellion
  • Shock
  • Separation

 

Mercury Rules

  • Communication
  • Intellect
  • Speaking
  • Writing

 

 

This is not the time for YOU to assert your knowledge onto me

This is not the time for you to be a know it all

This is not the time for you to tell me how to think, feel, and behave

This is not the time for you to speak upon shit you have never lived

This is not the time to mentally spar with me, challenge me or assert your will onto me

This is not the time to concentrate or sleep

This apparently is the time for me to cut people off

This is the time I will tell you anything I have thought that I have been holding in

This is the time for me to see words fly out of my mouth the moment I think them

This is the time I will liberate myself from outworn thoughts and ideologies

This is the time for me to expand myself intellectually

This is a time to be in tuned to my intuition and the messages I receive from the universe

 

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A Brief Post On: Saint Denise Richards

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A Brief Post On: Saint Denise Richards

This will be a brief post on actress Denise Richards

I have heard several people most famously Wendy Williams refer to Denise Richards as a Saint

I knew in that instant Denise must have a prominent Neptune.

A planet is considered prominent if it conjunct an angle or placed in an angular house 1,4,7 and 10 or on personal planets Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars in hard aspect (square, conjunction and opposition)

Denise Richards Sun in Aquarius is squared by Neptune

When someone has a prominent Neptune, they are often confused about their own identity, this is very common when placed in the 1st house.

With Neptune on the Sun people will see the person through a Neptunian Veil so they can be the sinner the saint, the Madonna the whore, the victim or the martyr.

So, this is what happens to Denise this is why people refer to her as a Saint but if you ask someone like Say Heather Locklear, she might have a different opinion. After all Heather and Denise were good friends (allegedly) and Denise slept with her husband…ex-husband? Richie Sambora. So, ah-ha maybe she is a sinner

With a prominent Neptune the swing is wide, people will whip up fabrications about you and project traits onto you that you do not even possess.

This Neptune square Sun can also attribute to Denise Richards being a Bond Girl, she embodies sex appeal. Neptune rules fantasies. She has posed for Playboy as well. Denise also has worked with animal charities that is another side to Neptune giving to less fortunate, she also has adopted a child which to me is the embodiment of selflessness.

The Sun in a woman’s life rules the Men in the woman’s life. Denise has a very close relationship with her Father or that’s how it appears. Sun/Neptune can result in a variety of ways

  • You don’t know your father, something about him is vague
  • Your father was an addict
  • Your father was something Neptunian, actor artist etc.
  • Your father can be like God you experienced him through that Neptunian Veil 

I looked but can’t find any quotes Denise has said about her father but given how close they seem I can only suppose she sees him as –everything

Women with Sun/Neptune in hard aspect to one another should to be careful when selecting a marriage partner because you will likely attract men you want to save, men with addiction issues, men that are unclear to you, vague in some manner on the more positive end artistic men. You can see how Charlie Sheen embodies these attributes

Just want to add with all the news regarding Charlie Sheen not paying child support to Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller (or trying to reduce his payments)

Charlie Sheen has Venus in 18 degrees of Libra

Denise Richards has Venus in 13 degrees of Capricorn

Brooke Mueller has Venus in 17 Degrees of Cancer

Venus is the planet of money (amongst other things) and all 3 of their Venus’ are in Cardinal signs caught up with Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. I already wrote extensively about Charlie Sheens financial decline here

https://starsmoonandsun.com/2015/11/19/a-charlie-sheen-update/

I hoped those 2 ladies put some money away for a rainy day. Umbrellas up.

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Rising Sign what you see is not Always what you get

The rising sign is the front door to the natal chart. It is the ruler of the 1st house it is what people get when they don’t really know you.  It’s a façade, window dressing in a way. It’s the outer layer, it’s the shell, it’s the mask that protects the Sun sign. Not everyone is worthy of your Sun, maybe you are not comfortable expressing your Sun to everyone. My Gemini colleague always tells me: when you go on dates don’t send your representative. That’s the rising sign, your representative; the Sun is who you are.

In the book “The Rising Sign Your Astrological Mask” Jeanne Avery writes

“The Ascendant is interpreted as indicative of the individual’s personality as well as his appearance. It also indicates the circumstances of childhood”.

“it is the rising sign that indicates an individual’s particular outlook on life”

“The ascendant can act like a wall or a façade that an individual erects around himself”

“It describes the part of the personality that is most easily expressed”

“It is how a person allows others to see him”

I have known this man for years and recently began dating him. And as we grew closer, I thought wow he is not who I thought he was or rather he is different then who I thought he was. I was talking about him to someone and she asked: what do you like about him and I spoke about how polite he is, I am not polite so the energy can be intriguing to me. And he pulls out my chair and opens my door and he can be very chivalrous and strong. He hardly curses, he takes charge in a way …I never have to plan a thing with him. She said oh you like all his Taurus traits. He has Taurus on the rise with a Gemini Sun.

For years I got his Taurus Ascendant, charming I would say nice. He can wear a paper bag and look good. Clothes just fall beautifully on Taurus rising, something about him seems refined and elegant. (Venus traits though more pronounced in Libra)

Then in walked that Gemini Sun

That’s how it works once he became comfortable with me, I got to see more of his natural self. He is funny and quick witted; his mind is vibrant. All those Gemini traits…but you know they can be hard to pin down energetically they aren’t like home body loving Taurus.

This isn’t to say he isn’t still chivalrous; he is and god knows in typical Taurus fashion he seems immovable and can be concerned with appearances. Venus ruled risings can be very much, “but what will the neighbors think”. He has commented on how I don’t care what anyone thinks.

Nope sure don’t. I have Aquarius rising.

I am sure at first, he experienced me as aloof, indifferent, laid back

Oh, how I laugh

My Aquarius rising masks my Cancer Sun

My Cancer Sun can lean toward needy and in need of 24/7/365 constant admiration

Let’s be honest Gemini isn’t about that life and Cancer isn’t about Gemini’s need for exploration or flirting or childlike tendencies

These are 2 radically different Sun Sign/Rising Sign match ups.

This is a case of what you see is not what you get.

Have you ever dated someone who turned out radically different then you thought they were?

Let me know

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A Brief Post on Transiting Saturn Conjoining Natal Neptune

My tagline for this transit is the MTV Real World catchphrase “Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real”.  Saturn conjunct natal Neptune transit is exactly that; when life stops being polite and start getting real.

Neptune is the planet of dreams, delusion, escapism, what we don’t see clearly. I have it placed in my natal 10th house –home to career, goals, life objectives, achievements, status and fame.  The 10th house also is also opposite the 4th house in astrology. When a planet transits a house we always have to think in terms of polarity, so as Saturn transits my 10th house demanding I plan for the future it is also opposite my 4th house -4th house rules family and roots it is no wonder I have been treading through issues of needing to set up my own roots, a desire to somehow have my own family. (Not necessarily in the traditional sense)

With Neptune placed in my 10th I can be very idealistic (I also have a grand fire trine involving my 10th house) so I can carry an idealistic picture of what life should be, maybe what life could be. I do believe all things are possible and that we can wake up one day and alter our entire existence.  And here comes Saturn planet of structure, realism, and hard work conjoining the planet of dreams and escapism. Hold up wait a minute! When Saturn transits Neptune it demands you look at the reality (Saturn) of a situation, it insists you give form (Saturn) to your dreams (Neptune). Saturn is telling you it’s time to get off that cloud and start getting real. If you want your dreams to come true you have to put the work in.

Saturn transits always hit you with a hard dose of reality. For each person this transit will be different, if you have natal Neptune in the 2nd you need to get real about your finances, you may suddenly get a huge wakeup call on how you handle money, if Neptune is in your 7th house you may get a hard dose of reality about your marriage partner. Saturn demands we look at what is while Neptune longs for what could be.  If you were born in the 1970s -1984 you have Neptune in Sagittarius, I would love to know your experiences with this transit as Saturn in Sag will conjoin your Neptune at some point over the next 2 years. It isn’t easy looking at the reality of certain things, wondering if some dreams

 aren’t meant to come true? Wondering how the hell you will turn your dreams into reality. Did I mention Saturn can be the planet of pessimism and brings us face to face with our insecurities …fun times

OH, this transit is going to be a doozy

Saturn reminds us a goal without a plan is just a wish

So, get to work

I will check back with you toward the end of this transit to let you know how it manifested