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THE MEANING OF THE TIME
Yearly Horoscope Analysis
2008
for Joanne K. Rowling
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THE MEANING OF THE TIME
Yearly Horoscope Analysis
2008
for
Joanne K. Rowling, born 31 July 1965
No. 6212.502-6, from 1.2008
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YEARLY HOROSCOPE ANALYSIS by LIZ GREENE for Joanne K. Rowling
Contents of the Yearly Horoscope Analysis
January 2008 until December 2008
I. Introduction - page 6
II. The year’s main themes - page 9
The dominant energy * Shaky structures * Ringing the
changes * Another important theme * Encounters with
loneliness * A time of testing
III. Significant trends in each sphere of life - page 16
1. The sphere of emotions - page 16
Growing up * Choppy currents * Loss of confidence
2. The sphere of the physical world - page 21
New directions * Peaks and troughs * A challenge to
self-control
3. The mental sphere - page 26
Light, bright thoughts * Sober thoughts
4. The spiritual sphere - page 29
The spirit of exploration * Crystallising your beliefs *
Philanthropic inclinations * The necessity of sacrifice
5. The sphere of the Inner Self - page 34
New beginnings * The pleasures of home * Disruption
and disorder * The will to power * Coping with the fidg-
ets * Reaping what you sow
IV. Conclusion - page 42
Appendix - page 44
Suggested further reading * Technical Information
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for Joanne K. Rowling (female)
birthdate: 31 July 1965 local time 11:45 Sun Leo 8°00’17
place: Yate, ENG (UK) U.T. 10:45 Ascendant Libra 12°27’23
long: 2w25 lat: 51n32 sid. time 07:10:43 houses: Placidus
The selected transits and progressions for this period
2007
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2008
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2009
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« sd
\,| Uranus conjunction Saturn p.10
|,\ Saturn conjunction Uranus p.10
»
h¸-\ prog. Ascendant sextile Uranus p.11
sr sd
|,7 Saturn conjunction Venus p.13
» sr sd
|,| Saturn opposition Saturn p.15
» sr sd |,, Saturn conjunction Moon p.17
« sd sr sd
\,, Uranus opposition Moon p.18
» sr sd |,] Saturn opposition Chiron p.20
« sd \,.\ Uranus trine MC p.22
» sr sd |,¤ Saturn square Jupiter p.23
sr sd ¤,-| Jupiter sextile Saturn p.23
« sd sr sd
],,¸ Chiron square prog. Mars p.25
» &¸7 prog. Mercury conjunction Venus p.26
sr sd |,& Saturn conjunction Mercury p.27
sr sd |,&¸ Saturn conjunction prog. Mercury p.27
» sr sd sr \,¤ Uranus square Jupiter p.29
sr sd ¤,.\ Jupiter trine Uranus p.29
» sr sd sr ],.¤ Chiron trine Jupiter p.30
sr sd ¤,-] Jupiter sextile Chiron p.30
« » sd sr sd sr
÷,.¤ Neptune trine Jupiter p.31
sr sd ¤,-÷ Jupiter sextile Neptune p.31
« sd sr sd
],÷ Chiron square Neptune p.32
»
Ǹ, prog. Sun conjunction Moon p.34
sr sd ¤,\ Jupiter conjunction IC p.36
» sr sd sr \,] Uranus conjunction Chiron p.37
» sr sd |,] Saturn conjunction Pluto p.38
sr sd ¤,h Jupiter square Ascendant p.40
» sr sd |,Ǹ Saturn conjunction prog. Sun p.41
2007
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2008
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2009
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
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Content ordered by date
The most important themes of the year
Uranus conjunction Saturn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
prog. Ascendant sextile Uranus . . . . . . . . . . 11
Saturn conjunction Venus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Saturn opposition Saturn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The prevalent themes of each month
January 2008
Uranus conjunction Saturn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Saturn conjunction Venus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Uranus trine MC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Chiron square prog. Mars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
February 2008
Jupiter trine Uranus (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Neptune trine Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Chiron square Neptune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Jupiter square Ascendant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
March 2008
Uranus opposition Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Jupiter sextile Saturn (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Jupiter sextile Neptune (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Jupiter conjunction IC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
April 2008
prog. Ascendant sextile Uranus . . . . . . . . . . 11
Jupiter sextile Chiron (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
May 2008
Saturn conjunction Mercury . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Uranus square Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Chiron trine Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Neptune trine Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Uranus conjunction Chiron . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
June 2008
Uranus square Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Uranus conjunction Chiron . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
July 2008
Saturn conjunction Venus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Jupiter sextile Saturn (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Uranus square Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Jupiter sextile Neptune (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Jupiter conjunction IC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
August 2008
Jupiter trine Uranus (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Uranus conjunction Chiron . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
September 2008
Saturn conjunction Uranus (2) . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Jupiter trine Uranus (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Neptune trine Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Chiron square Neptune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Saturn conjunction Pluto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Jupiter square Ascendant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
October 2008
Saturn opposition Saturn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Uranus opposition Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Jupiter sextile Saturn (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Chiron square prog. Mars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chiron square Neptune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
prog. Sun conjunction Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Jupiter conjunction IC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
November 2008
Saturn conjunction Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Uranus opposition Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Jupiter sextile Chiron (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Neptune trine Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Saturn conjunction prog. Sun . . . . . . . . . . . 41
December 2008
Saturn opposition Chiron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Saturn square Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
prog. Mercury conjunction Venus . . . . . . . . 26
Jupiter sextile Chiron (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Neptune trine Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Chiron square Neptune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Saturn conjunction prog. Sun . . . . . . . . . . . 41
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Chapter I
INTRODUCTION
THE MEANING OF THE TIME
Many people assume that astrology is used to predict events,
and that a recognition of astrology’s validity implies an ac-
ceptance of fatalism and a denial of individual free will. Over
the centuries, astrological prognostications have certainly
played an important role in the lives of world leaders and the
fate of nations. But predictability, and the fate which it im-
plies, are far more complex issues than simply a destiny writ-
ten "in the stars", about which the individual can do nothing.
In the following pages, your birth horoscope is analysed
according to the planetary movements which are occurring
over the next year. On one level, it is a "predictive" analysis.
But its purpose is not a foretelling of concrete events. It is an
exploration of the inner changes and cycles which occur in
every individual and which often mysteriously coincide with
events in the outer world. These planetary movements will
not tell us what WILL happen. They describe the stage the
individual has reached in his or her life, and what kind of re-
sponses can be expected to external situations which might
occur at any other time, but mean something special because
of the special time at which they are occurring.
The German poet Novalis once wrote, "Fate and soul are two
names for the same principle." This profound perception of
the identity of inner and outer worlds is often difficult for the
person unfamiliar with the deeper psychological dimensions
of astrology to recognise. Carl Jung echoed Novalis’ senti-
ment when he said that a person’s life is characteristic of the
person. We are complex creatures, made up of many facets,
and all the different dimensions of the human psyche will
seek, sooner or later, to find their place in the light of day and
achieve expression in the outer world. But some aspects of
the personality are inherently in conflict with other aspects.
Some will elbow others out of the way because we identify
with these at the expense of other, less developed attributes.
Human development, like that of any other living thing,
proceeds in stages, in an elaborate dance of interwoven
themes. When the time is right, certain aspects of the individ-
ual will strive for expression. In order for us to achieve that
expression, we may need to create, or find ourselves drawn
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to, external situations which make us conscious of what we
were unaware of before.
Some life events are not the expression of any individual
need, conscious or unconscious. They reflect great collective
movements into which we may all be swept up. Wars,
plagues, famines, and holocausts may supercede any individ-
ual effort at self-awareness or choice. But in those spheres
where our lives are our own, and not merged with the
collective, we may have many levels on which to fulfill the
expression of our individual horoscope patterns. We cannot
be certain whether particular events are inevitable, or
whether, with foresight, they might be avoided or trans-
formed. We cannot be certain of the extent to which we are
required to act out or redeem conflicts which have been part
of the family psyche over many generations. These things
contribute to what we loosely call "fate". Also, the choices
we make at any point in time may have unforeseen and far-
reaching consequences on the kind of events which occur lat-
er on. Cause and effect may play more of a role in "fate"
than we realise. What is clear from the study of astrology is
that no outer event is devoid of meaning, or unconnected with
individual psychological issues. "Good" luck and "bad"luck
are not luck at all, but reflections of what in ancient Greece
was known as kairos - the right moment.
Analysis of the year’s planetary movements by computer is
necessarily limited, primarily because no computer can
ascertain what an individual has learned from experiences
which have occurred in the past. Every stage in life is pro-
cessed by individual consciousness, and the degree to which
we are self-aware, and have some understanding of our deep-
er needs and conflicts, may have a powerful effect, not only
on how we respond to events, but on the events themselves.
Consciousness, rather than fate, may determine whether we
are able to turn a painful or difficult time into one of inner
strengthening and self-knowledge, and whether we can take
advantage of the right moment to develop abilities or pursue
goals which previously we might not have realised were
possible. Our choices may be circumscribed by our genetic
inheritance on the physical level, and by social and collective
factors which place limits on our possibilities for growth. We
may also be circumscribed by our own self-doubt and blind-
ness, and wind up fating ourselves through reacting blindly to
the emotions which a particular situation stirs in us.
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The paragraphs which follow only sketch in the barest fash-
ion the possible areas in which outer events might occur,
according to the year’s planetary movements. They focus
primarily on the inner developments, conflicts, changes and
realisations which reflect the real meaning of the time. We
perceive the outer world through deeply subjective eyes, and
interpret events in accord with our own highly individual psy-
chic constitution. One person might look at a glass of water
and say, "Ah, it’s half full, there is plenty for me to drink."
Another might look at the same glass and declare, "Oh, it’s
half empty, there isn’t enough for me to drink." One person
might view rejection by a loved one as a reflection of the oth-
er person’s failings. Another might view it as an opportunity
for a deep examination of his or her expectations and
assumptions in matters of love. When a group of people
describe the same event, they describe it in as many ways as
there are people in the group. What matters in the end is the
meaning of the time for each of us as individuals, and what
the time can offer us in terms of the greater unfoldment of the
essential self.
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Chapter II
THE YEAR’S MAIN THEMES
The paragraphs which follow describe the main planetary
themes which are likely to dominate the year, and which may
permeate virtually every area of your life. They are like the
bass line in a piece of music, and set the underlying tempo
and key. Although other planetary movements may form a
musical counterpoint, highlighting specific issues in different
ways at different times over the next twelve months, these
main themes provide the overall backdrop for this particular
stage of your development.
The dominant energy
Because your world is, to a large extent, bound up with ideas,
inspirations and visions of what could be, you are likely to
experience the underlying energies at work over the next year
as stimulating, exciting and immensely creative. This does
not mean that you will not experience difficult challenges,
and perhaps also some unhappiness or anxiety because of a
pervasive atmosphere of instability. But if you are honest
with yourself, the breaking down of old structures or attitudes
likely to occur during this time may be welcomed. You have
the necessary objectivity and self-sufficiency to be able to
cope with experiences of separation or change, without falling
into an apathetic or depressed state. And even if, on the sur-
face, events occur which cause you pain, deep down, with a
little introspection, you are likely to recognise that a time of
radical change has arrived. The world is likely to prove larger
and more complex than you thought, and you could utilise
your gift of objective analysis to perceive the purpose of the
currents and patterns which are now enlarging your life.
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« sd
\,| Uranus conjunction Saturn
|,\ Saturn conjunction Uranus
Shaky structures
Uranus conjunction Saturn
Mid May 2006
until beginning of March 2008
The same themes are also
emphasised by:
Saturn conjunction Uranus
Mid August 2008
until end of September 2008
Many safe and reliable structures in your life may need an
overhaul during this unpredictable period. This applies
particularly to those areas of your everyday life where you
may have clung too tightly to appearances and outer forms for
the sake of material or emotional security and the acceptance
of society. You are not being threatened by some malign ex-
ternal fate. But your own secret rigidity or defensiveness
could be challenged by something deeper within you, which
seeks change and greater freedom of expression. You may be
especially sensitive to being ignored, overlooked, or
humiliated in front of others. You may need to explore the
ways in which you may protect yourself by making sure that
you never feel too vulnerable or dependent. It is in the realm
of emotional vulnerability that your greatest defenses are
likely to lie, and where you may currently be challenged to
open up and trust life more. You may find this very hard,
because a feeling of instability and uncertainty has probably
existed deep inside since your childhood. You could experi-
ence surprisingly powerful feelings of love in a new relation-
ship during this time. If so, it is likely that the new person
may prove a threat on some level to existing security
structures. You may become aware that your creative
potentials and capacity for happiness have been blocked by a
desire to be safe and "normal". You may also experience
deep feelings of frustration in existing relationships, with
family members as well as your partner. And you may feel
threatened by change or impending loss in the structures
which define your material life.
Whatever you encounter in the outside world which might
prove disruptive to the status quo, try to remember that it is
your own need to break free which is likely to be mirrored in
any situations you attract or meet. All people need defenses
in life, for in this way we ensure not only our physical
survival, but our emotional safety as well. But defenses by
their very nature can shift from being useful and helpful to
becoming prisons in which we incarcerate ourselves. This
could be your present situation, for a need to protect yourself
and control the world around you may have made you avoid
certain important experiences in life. Such self-protective-
ness may also have made you thwart important dimensions of
your own nature, in order to maintain stability in your life.
Now the prison could be proving too small, and you may con-
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\,| Uranus conjunction Saturn
|,\ Saturn conjunction Uranus
»
h¸-\ prog. Ascendant sextile Uranus
sciously or unconsciously seek escape through shifting the
very foundations on which you have built a sense of
permanence. There is likely to be great tension building up
inside you as your past and future begin to collide in the
present, ensuring that you must alter not only your attitudes,
but perhaps also certain situations in your external life.
Because you are liable to feel confused and anxious about
what is happening, it is important that you face as honestly as
you can those areas of your life in which you have been rig-
idly maintaining a structure which you can no longer endure.
Whether this applies to work, personal relationships, or some
other sphere, try to face change with a sense of optimism
about the future and greater faith in your right to be happy.
You may have to fight hard to open the prison door, not only
against the wishes of others, but also against your own
fearfulness. Try to reflect on each decision, and move slowly,
rather than impulsively destroying the past and elbowing
others out of the way. But move you must, for you can no
longer avoid a long-delayed overhaul of the structures in your
life. Just when you thought you had everything fixed to your
satisfaction, you may now be learning that no person can
deny inner growth and the need for developing the whole per-
sonality. What is happening to you may be disturbing, but it
is healthy and will open up your life. Rather than blaming
others for any sense of frustration, face up to the ways in
which you could have blocked your own development. You
will find that this time could prove a wonderful opportunity to
open the doors to a new and better future.
Ringing the changes
prog. Ascendant sextile Uranus
Mid April 2008
until beginning of March 2011
You may feel very free and confident at the moment, and able
to step back and view your life objectively and without senti-
ment. No particular critical event is likely to cause this
change in perspective. But a bright, clear and independent
energy is at work within you right now which may make you
restless and eager to make changes in your environment and
your personal life. These changes do not have to be drastic,
or involve crises or conflict - unless you have been surround-
ing yourself with people who cannot bear innovation or pro-
gressive thinking. You will probably want more freedom to
establish new and unusual friendships based on shared ideals
rather than neighbourhood proximity, and involve yourself
with social or humanitarian causes. Over the next months you
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h¸-\ prog. Ascendant sextile Uranus
are likely to speak your mind more freely, express in-
dependent and original thinking, and try out different life-
styles and viewpoints in order to achieve the greater mobility
you are probably seeking.
You may find yourself a little bored with your customary en-
vironment and circle of contacts. You may also feel that a
long-standing relationship is in need of renovation or change.
You may crave new encounters, especially those which can
transform your world-view and introduce you to new and un-
conventional ways of thinking about life. Your personal
tastes may be highly individualistic and even eccentric at the
moment, not only in such areas as clothes and music, but also
in the kind of people who attract you. This could bring ex-
citement and new energy into existing relationships, or it
could bring you new romantic relationships or friendships
which expand your vision and bring you into contact with
other cultures and world-views. Take advantage of the pos-
itive energy of the time to explore new areas of study and
meet new kinds of people. Your mind and spirit are ready for
challenge, and it may be time you woke up to the complexity
and fascination of the world of ideas. Although there is
nothing intrinsically disruptive about the process occurring
within you, it could give you the courage and detachment to
make important changes and pursue new directions for the
future.
- - -
Another important theme
There is another important dynamic at work this year, which
may sometimes support and sometimes contradict the ener-
gies described above.
Because you are a naturally disciplined person, well grounded
in reality and respectful of the laws of the material world in
which you live, certain experiences you encounter in the next
twelve months, although restrictive, are likely to prove re-
warding and productive of lasting benefits. You are not
afraid of hard work, which may be required of you; and you
are tough enough to cope with loneliness without wandering
about in a sodden state feeling sorry for yourself. Any loneli-
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|,7 Saturn conjunction Venus
ness you feel may be an inner state, rather than a lack of com-
panionship, but from time to time it is likely to colour your
mood nonetheless. Material responsibilities may take a lot of
your time, and you may experience a strong impulse to build
something solid for the years to come. The more you direct
your considerable energy and self-discipline into sound proj-
ects, the better use you will make of the energies of the time.
You may seem a little gloomy or humourless to those around
you, but it is likely your humour will be of the "black" varie-
ty, which perceives irony in everything that happens. Never
mind if your perceptions are a little dark right now. Even if
others can’t appreciate the deep absurdity of life, you can.
You may have some hard challenges to meet over the next
months, and hard decisions to make. But your innate
common sense and willingless to carry your own load will
help you to choose sanely and intelligently, and take the con-
sequences without complaint.
Encounters with loneliness
Saturn conjunction Venus
Beginning of October 2007
until mid August 2008
This is likely to be a time of testing in your personal life.
You are reaching a greater degree of maturity in terms of your
ideals of love and your expectations of loved ones, and this
reflects a fundamentally positive stage in your development.
But increasing maturity may open your eyes not only to your
own past naivety, but also to others’ limits in terms of the
kind of love you hope to receive from them. You may some-
times feel isolated, lonely, rejected or ignored by those from
whom you need the most. Long-standing relationships may
go through a difficult or hurtful time, and you may be prone
to feeling insecure, threatened, jealous or unloved. Whether
loved ones really are behaving badly, or whether you yourself
are withdrawn, difficult to reach or too demanding and crit-
ical, is a question you may need to explore. Certain painful
experiences you may encounter at this time might be self-
engendered or exacerbated by your own attitudes, because
you could be unconsciously driving others away from you.
Or you may be intolerant of things in them which previously
you found perfectly acceptable. Either way, it might be wise
to do some hard soul-searching about your values and expect-
ations in relationship. This way, once this period of your life
has passed, you will have a more realistic perspective from
which to assess which bonds you want to preserve and which
you may need to leave behind.
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sr sd
|,7 Saturn conjunction Venus
You have probably experienced many difficulties in accepting
life and people as they are, and may have felt deeply disillu-
sioned with those you love - perhaps because you secretly
long for a perfect, greater-than-human love to redeem certain
emotional disappointments from your early life. You may feel
especially dissatisfied and discontented about your hopes and
aspirations in terms of future happiness, and may no longer
have faith in certain cherished ideals. Whatever others are
doing, they are not likely to get it right at the moment, for
your expectations are probably too high and you are inclined
to be critical of how others express their affection to you. All
this may make you feel rather cynical. You may also have to
recognise that certain relationships are simply not good for
you and must pass out of your life. Feelings of loneliness may
also make you feel a little desperate, and you may enter a new
relationship which you hope will alleviate your difficult feel-
ings and offer the happiness which lately has been slipping
away. But be careful with any new ties you make at this time.
They may prove fulfilling and could become extremely im-
portant in your life. But you might also be taking on a sit-
uation which is more complicated and difficult than you
realise. Because you are likely to be feeling insecure and un-
sure of your worth and lovability, you may be so in need of
affection and reassurance from another person that you aren’t
willing to stop and ask yourself whether your new love is
really someone you like, respect and truly want to be with.
Try to put your energy into assessing your own values, rather
than searching for someone who can make you feel less
lonely. Let partners be themselves for the moment, even if
you think they are being particularly difficult. And go slowly
with new contacts until you know more, not only about the
other person but also about yourself. You will not always feel
the way you are feeling right now, and as your self-con-
fidence returns your tastes and values may change too. If you
feel undervalued in your working life right now, the same
principle applies. Has your lack of self-value got you into
your present situation? Have you been selling your talents
and skills too cheaply? On the most profound level your val-
ues are being crystallised and made real. If you can pay less
attention to what others are doing wrong, and concentrate
more on what you yourself are doing right in terms of who
you are and what you want, you will have a firm basis of self-
knowledge and self-esteem on which future relationships -
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and the future of existing relationships - can find solid and
lasting ground.
A time of testing
Saturn opposition Saturn
End of August 2008
until end of July 2009
This is a critical period which represents a testing and
challenging of your identity and goals. It also concerns your
sense of self-sufficiency and inner authenticity, and will re-
veal just how capable you are of defining who you are and
what you want. You are in the midst of what is euphemisti-
cally known as ’mid-life crisis’, and you may be challenged
not only by external pressures (work, finances, social posi-
tion) but also by fears arising from within (growing older,
dealing with disillusionment or boredom in close relation-
ships, facing difficult issues connected with children who no
longer need you as much as they once did). These challenges
and pressures may make you feel old, inadequate or un-
prepared for the next phase of your life, and you may be in-
clined to cling too tightly to the past because you are afraid
you won’t be able to cope with the future. You may be called
upon to stand firmly by your own values in the face of life’s
limits, and the degree to which you are able to sustain your
faith in what you are and have is a measure of how true you
have been to yourself.
If the creative endeavours you have undertaken really reflect
your deepest ideals, vision and values, then you have nothing
to fear from this time of life. In fact you may experience
great satisfaction in having created a truly individual path
which reflects your own identity. But if you have been false
to yourself, or have built on shaky or borrowed foundations,
you may find that your security, inwardly and outwardly, is
buffeted or undermined by events, people, or your own
emotions; and you may have to relinquish certain elements of
your lifestyle and certain attitudes which you are better off
without. You may also have to relinquish relationships which
are based not on real affinity but on a blind need for security
and safety. This may be a painful process, and you may not
feel very self-confident or hopeful of the future as a result.
The meaning of this time is not simply external hardship or
challenge, although you may have to carry extra responsibil-
ities or fight for what you believe you are entitled to. This
period in your life reflects how mature you are, how honest
you have been with yourself, and how able you are to make
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decisions based on trust in your own heart and soul. To the
extent that you have identified with the collective around you
in order to feel safe and ’normal’, you may have a hard time
right now. But if this is the case, try to be honest with
yourself, for you have the opportunity to rectify your past
mistakes and build more solidly for the future. The worst
thing you are likely to discover is that, in some sphere of your
life, you have been a fake. That may be a painful realisation,
but it can provide the impetus to deeper and lasting self-re-
spect. To the extent that you have remained loyal to your
own individuality, even in the face of loneliness or the dis-
approval of others, you will probably be rewarded by a re-
newed sense of inner strength and confidence. Most likely
you will experience both things, as no person gets it wholly
’right’. This is an extremely important and potentially very
constructive time, and any difficulties you encounter may be
seen as a testing ground and a source of profound learning
and maturing.
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Chapter III
SIGNIFICANT TRENDS
IN EACH SPHERE OF LIFE
Because the cycles of the planets create a complex and in-
tricate pattern in the heavens, not every movement in your
horoscope will dance to the same rhythm at the same time.
There may be periods when the year’s main themes seem to
fade somewhat, because some special issue has brought other
feelings, attitudes and responses to the fore. Some of these
trends and patterns may be brief and some longer-lasting,
giving variety to your life experience during the course of the
year.
1. The sphere of emotions
There may be periods during the year when matters concern-
ing your emotional life take priority in a difficult way. You
might experience some times of personal unhappiness, and
you may feel like blaming others at the time. But if you can
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achieve some awareness of the deeper psychological issues
involved, you could turn such difficulties into positive learn-
ing experiences. Unhappiness is not a permanent state any
more than happiness is, even if you might feel that way at
certain moments, and the hard times will pass. Conflicts with
loved ones may occur which leave you feeling resentful or
unfulfilled, but it may be important to take such experiences
as opportunities to resolve emotional patterns from the past
which have secretly been causing you trouble for a long time.
Growing up
Saturn conjunction Moon
Mid October 2008
until end of August 2009
This period may be quite challenging on the emotional level.
You are learning how much strength and self-sufficiency you
really have, and this will prove immensely valuable in the
future. But you may feel burdened in your close relationships,
and could be prone to feeling lonely, misunderstood or
neglected by loved ones. Your confidence is likely to be low
and you may not like yourself very much at the moment; and
you may feel rather sorry for yourself as well. All these feel-
ings may or may not be mirrored by external difficulties. But
even if things are going well in your outer life, you are still
likely to experience them. You have undoubtedly experienced
them before, for you are prone to cyclic depressions and peri-
ods of loss of confidence; but in the past you may not have
had the opportunity to really explore why your self-esteem
should be subject to such ups and downs. If you do not make
the effort to understand what is happening inside you now,
insecurities and feelings of hurt and resentment may make
you behave in an inadvertently demanding, manipulative or
rejecting manner to others - who may in turn react by with-
drawing their emotional support. Emotions are rising to the
surface which could be important markers of internal issues
which need examination. If you react blindly to these
emotions, you may create further difficulties for yourself.
You may need to face the degree of emotional dependency
you possess. This does not mean you should stop needing
others. All human beings need each other, and every close
relationship includes certain basic security needs as well as
more individual feelings of love and admiration. But you
may unconsciously be clinging to hurtful or self-destructive
emotional patterns from your childhood, and you may sud-
denly begin to feel that there is no one out there who under-
stands or cares about your needs. It is really you who needs
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to care about yourself and recognise how to nourish yourself
emotionally. Whatever your age, and however practical,
well-adapted or knowledgeable you might be about life, a
secret child within you is now growing up on the emotional
level, and you may not enjoy the process. You may not have
much to give to others right now, and it could be important to
seek peace and privacy in order to reevaluate the extent to
which you are in contact with and can express your inner in-
tuitive and imaginal world.
At the moment you may have to recognise that others cannot
always provide you with an endless supply of warmth, love
and comfort. You may also need to understand that sacrific-
ing yourself to look after others is no guarantee that they will
look after you in turn; and you might have to be more
honestly and healthily self-centred, so that you can give freely
and without secret emotional strings attached. These may
seem harsh lessons; but if you have not learned them in the
past, you might have to learn them now. Your loved ones are
individuals who, like you, will try to give love and support as
best they can in their own individual ways. They also have
problems, limits and failings just as you do. They cannot
supply all your needs, and you may need to learn to exist as
an autonomous individual, without bitterness or resignation.
Right now you may be like a child leaving home, learning to
live without the guaranteed emotional support of loving
parents. This may awaken old memories of hurt and neglect
from childhood, and you may be particularly aware at the mo-
ment of what your parents did wrong rather than what they
did right. Try to keep some detachment as these feelings rise
to the surface. Negative criticism, of self and others, could
prove your worst enemy at this time. As you become emo-
tionally stronger and wiser, you may also discover that this
time could make you more genuinely tolerant and compas-
sionate, and more honest about your own humanity.
Choppy currents
Uranus opposition Moon
Beginning of May 2007
until end of February 2009
This is likely to be a time of considerable emotional tension.
You may experience a good deal of anxiety, because you may
feel particularly vulnerable to life’s unpredictability. Sudden
and unexpected changes may occur in your personal life.
Although these changes could be extremely positive, never-
theless this could leave you feeling very unsure of yourself
and inclined to cling to the past in order to feel safe. But the
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past is just what you may need to let go of - not only those
relationships which you have outgrown or which have served
their purpose in your life, but also the emotional patterns and
attitudes toward relationship which arose in your early life
and which you may now need to leave behind. You might
feel particularly fearful, as though at any moment the world
were going to end. In a sense, it is ending - but it is the world
of old dependencies and needs which no longer reflect the in-
dividual you are becoming. If you must relinquish someone
close to you, try to do it calmly and with grace. Even if the
parting is not of your choosing, it may be necessary and
ultimately positive, for deeper reasons which you cannot yet
see.
Life is likely to challenge you to become more emotionally
self-sufficient and honest about expressing your instincts and
needs. You may have a tendency to depend on an inner world
of imagination and mystical feeling, in order to escape the
pressures of external life. Now these areas of your life may no
longer feel safe, and you may have to discover inner re-
sources rather than depending on people and things outside
yourself to feel confident and secure. Your response to any
present situation of instability may be to cling even more
tightly to what is known and familiar. But this is not likely to
prove helpful, since, if you deny the need for greater freedom
and emotional maturity, you may unconsciously provoke
others into pulling away so that you can get the breathing
space you secretly want but can’t admit. This is especially
likely right now because you tend to seesaw between holding
on too tightly and pushing away too hard. If you fight too
hard against a process which is as internal as it is external,
you may only feel more upset and distressed if change occurs
anyway.
Right now you are being challenged to learn how to parent
yourself. In one sense, dependency on things outside yourself
reflects a basic human longing to be looked after and to
belong. Most of the time this is fine, and others are likely to
respond. But at the moment it is possible that they will not.
Try to give yourself the time, care, attention, and empathy
which a good parent gives a child. This may provoke strong
feelings about your own childhood, as well as issues with
children if you have any. The underlying meaning of the time
is concerned with self-nourishing, and with letting go of
people and things so that you can relate to others without
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turning them into surrogate parents. This can be a hard lesson
to learn, but it is worth making the effort to understand on the
deeper level. The changes likely to occur in your life right
now will most probably come through the agency of others.
These changes may arouse many complex feelings in you, not
least the sense that people and life have abandoned you.
Learn to protect the anxious child within yourself, and you
could experience a great emotional healing and liberation dur-
ing this unpredictable time.
Loss of confidence
Saturn opposition Chiron
An approaching transit,
from beginning of November
2008, until beginning of September
2009
You may be struggling with some very ambivalent feelings
right now, and you are probably not very confident or sure of
yourself at all. You may be ignoring your strengths and gifts,
and may be inclined to think mainly of your hurts and failures
rather than of your good fortune. It is possible that an exter-
nal situation of hurt, disappointment or frustration has
triggered these dark, melancholy feelings. It is also possible
that you are experiencing considerable anger and bitterness at
what you feel to be life’s unfairness, or the unfair behaviour
of another person. The sense that life can be harsh and unfair
is probably not new to you; certain circumstances in early life
probably taught you at a tender age that goodness is not al-
ways rewarded, and bad people are not always punished for
their transgressions. You may feel particularly unhappy about
your physical health and everyday working and domestic
routines, and this may incline you to feelings of cynicism or
bitterness which could make matters even worse. But the
pain you may be feeling is probably linked with more than
external circumstances; it may have much deeper roots, which
lie in the earlier part of your life.
Although this may be a difficult time, it is also one in which
you can learn a great deal about yourself, and work toward
healing ongoing issues which have caused you pain for many
years. Some of the feelings you may experience are probably
related to childhood disappointments and frustrations, and
you may not have realised the extent to which these early ex-
periences have created deep resentment or fear in you. In
certain areas your confidence may have been undermined,
and in order to protect yourself you have probably created
defences which have fooled not only others but even you.
Now these defences may be penetrated by external events
which, in themselves, would not have the power to shatter
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you, but which, combined with a backlog of angry and fearful
feelings, may have a much greater and more distressing im-
pact.
It is important that you do not sink into a trough of self-pity,
or go around resentfully blaming everyone around you. It is
also important that you do not blame yourself, for it is prob-
able that, whatever you are encountering in the outside world,
you are not at fault. But then, neither is anyone else, if you
are really honest about it. Human nature may be at fault, or
simply the fact that sometimes life is unfair and broader
social, family or collective problems come home to roost in
individuals who have not merited such a burden. If you are
able to discover where you have been blaming others or
yourself for past experiences toward which you must take a
more detached and philosophical attitude, you may be able to
shake off many old defences which have blocked your ability
to relate to life. Also, try to find some compassion - not only
for others who may be caught in the same complex patterns as
you, but also for yourself. On this deeper level the difficulties
of the present time could prove to be extremely positive and
healing, once you achieve a perspective detached enough to
see beyond the dark fog.
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2. The sphere of the physical world
Matters concerning your physical and material life are also
likely to prove important, and some of these may prove very
rewarding over the next year. You may enjoy the fruits of a
long period of hard work. Or new opportunities, arising as if
out of nowhere, may give you the sense that things are really
working for you on the worldly level, and that you now have a
chance to express yourself in ways that create tangible,
financially and professionally satisfying results. Try to make
the most of these opportunities; you may surprise yourself by
what you are able to achieve.
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New directions
Uranus trine MC
Mid May 2006
until beginning of March 2008
Opportunities may come your way to claim greater in-
dependence in your working life during this time, and your
goals are likely to change and broaden. You may need more
freedom to run your life according to your own rhythms and
timing, but you may also need greater involvement with the
world around you. Ideals and spiritual convictions could
assume greater importance for you right now, and you may
seek to express an innate desire for emotional involvement
with others in ways which can make some positive contribu-
tion to the world in which you live. Unexpected support may
come to you through those you have just met, and you may
also benefit from contact with a group of like-minded people
with whom you can share your ideas. Try to take advantage
of any opportunities which come your way, for you are ready
for a change in direction - even if this does not constitute a
change in job - and you may also be seeking some sense of
participation in the larger human family. Therefore new ideas
and new areas of study, particularly of an unconventional and
progressive kind, may prove well worth pursuing.
On a deeper level, this period marks a time when you are
"leaving home" in a psychological sense. Although you may
have physically moved away from your roots and family
background long ago, you may still have unconsciously trans-
ferred expectations from your early life into your adult life
and into the ways in which you define your professional
objectives and role in society. In this sense, you may not yet
be free to be the person you are, and have been circumscribed
by the necessity of fulfilling obligations placed upon you by
your family inheritance. Now you can affirm your right to be
an individual, without having to antagonise or alienate those
close to you. Inwardly, you are likely to have more con-
fidence in yourself, and are probably able to demand your
right to live according to your own ideals and aspirations.
This does not mean repudiating the legacy of the past, or the
people who have helped to support you. But it may mean
acknowledging that your future is in your own hands, and
your worldly objectives need to be truly your own.
However, you may also have to deal with some less pleasant
mundane issues. You may have to face challenges which make
you question your work and your place in the world, and frus-
tration may bring your temper to boiling point or generate a
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sense that you have failed. Try to keep your mind focused on
what you can learn from such situations, because you could
turn them into strengthening lessons which, when the time is
right, help you to achieve what you want later on.
Peaks and troughs
Saturn square Jupiter
An approaching transit,
from beginning of November
2008, until mid September 2009
The same themes are also
emphasised by:
Jupiter sextile Saturn
Mid February 2008
until beginning of November 2008
Swings from extreme optimism to extreme pessimism may
characterise this period, and you may alternate between feel-
ing you must break free and expand your life, and feeling you
must resign yourself to obstructions and responsibilities
which you cannot escape. There is a conflict within you
which could ultimately prove extremely productive, but
which at first may appear in external life as a sense that all
movement is blocked -especially when you try to expand your
life through travel or new spheres of interest. Just at the mo-
ment when you probably want to claim greater freedom and
pursue future plans and dreams, things may seem to happen
which curtail your movement. You may also find yourself
feeling depressed and lacking in trust, both in yourself and in
life. Your intuition may not seem to be working properly and
you may feel beset by ill-luck. In the past you have probably
experienced several of these bouts of pessimism, when all the
negative things are exaggerated and you fail to appreciate the
positive aspects of your life. This propensity for exaggerating
external situations and reading more into them than they
actually contain is something you may need to understand
better on a psychological level, so that you don’t react im-
pulsively and make rash decisions. Try not to take feelings of
depression and foreboding as indications that some doom is
upon you. It isn’t. But at the same time that you are discov-
ering that you want a bigger and better life, you are probably
being challenged to adapt your plans to the limits of reality.
You may also have to learn to wait and build, rather than ex-
pecting life to simply produce what you desire like a rabbit
out of a hat. Your pessimism may make you fail to appreciate
the good things happening around you, and may also make
you feel constricted by your close relationships. But it is not
likely that anyone is really doing anything different; it is just
that you may want more, and are discovering you cannot have
it all by three o’clock this afternoon.
This is not a good time to gamble with resources you cannot
afford to lose. Beware of the get-rich-quick or something-for-
nothing impulse, whether in relation to money or in relation
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to your emotional life. Right now, nothing is for free, and
you would be wise not to turn to this kind of activity as a
means of alleviating your frustration. Try to consolidate what
you have, but avoid risks if you can; your judgement is prob-
ably not at its best right now because it is being distorted by
both your fears and your dreams. You may feel a little des-
perate, but desperation is no state in which to make major
decisions, especially regarding your material and emotional
security. Your vision of the future may be very gloomy
because your intuitive faculties are not working freely; and
you may seek to escape the doom-and-gloom atmosphere by
overestimating what is possible. Expansion at the moment
may meet with frustration, or may bring more problems than
it offers solutions. Although you are probably anything but
patient right now, patience may be what you need most.
Certain elements of your life may be challenged and proven
to be too fragile or unreal to sustain themselves. This could
apply to both your professional and personal life. If you have
been in a relationship built on unreal expectations, or one
which is uncongenial but helps you avoid loneliness or
financial instability, it may fall apart under the pressures now
placed on it. If you have been trying to sustain a business
which is unhealthy at the roots, it may collapse. You will lose
nothing which is built on solid ground. But factors in your
life which are 10 per cent solid and 90 percent dreams may
prove untenable, and you may have to let them go. You may
also feel so restless that you wish to leave your present envi-
ronment, and you may want to make a move to a different
home, community or even country. This may be necessary
and right, but try to remember that wherever you go you will
take yourself with you. The conflict you are experiencing is
not solely due to pressures in the environment. It is a
collision between your future hopes and your human limits;
and if you can work to achieve a balance between the two
during this time, you can build solid foundations for all your
future endeavours.
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A challenge to self-control
Chiron square prog. Mars
Beginning of February 2007
until mid December 2008
This time could prove frustrating and annoying, and you may
need to keep a firm check on your temper. Obstructions in
your external life may seem to thwart you whenever you
decide you want to do something, and you may feel as though
others are opposed to you or that you have lost your direction
or sense of potency and effectiveness. Before you react
blindly and start kicking against any barriers you experience,
it might be wise to reflect carefully on what is actually hap-
pening. You may need to review your goals, to see whether
or not they are truly right for you, or appropriate for those
with whom you work and live. You may also need to exam-
ine the ways in which you express your desires, and whether
or not you tend to regularly encounter problems whenever
you try to make your wishes and needs known directly to
others. At the moment you may be facing not merely an irri-
tating or frustrating current situation, but also a backlog of
resentment from past experiences which might have left you
feeling impotent or ineffectual.
You may be very resistant to any kind of compromise right
now, and this may partly spring from having made too many
compromises in the past. Before you can ascertain what you
need to fight for and what you need to gracefully accept, you
may first have to recognise how your own use, misuse, or
suppression of aggressive feelings in the past might have
helped to lead you into whatever frustrating situation you
might presently encounter. This may be particularly true of
current efforts to pursue worldly goals as well as romantic
passion. Right now you may experience some frustration in
your sexual life; or you may encounter what looks like
opposition or even malicious undermining at work. Whatever
else you do, don’t let rage fly. Your judgement is probably
clouded by deep resentment which you don’t yet fully under-
stand, and you could make things a lot worse if you act ag-
gressively toward those in authority or those who are not pre-
pared to give you what you want. Although you may have to
show courage and loyalty in standing up for your convictions,
you may also need the discernment to let go when it is clear
circumstances are against you. This is not a time to martyr
yourself to a cause, because your unconscious motives may
be highly personal and the principles you espouse might not
be as clear and clean as you think. It might be wiser to work
hard within the limits set around you, and patiently sift
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through your values so that you know what you really want.
When the time comes to move freely again, you will be better
equipped to make intelligent decisions backed up by self-
knowledge.
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3. The mental sphere
The development of your mind, and the cultivation of new
skills, may also occupy a lot of your energy at different times
during the year. The life of the mind is as important as the life
of the heart and the life of the bank account, and this time
could prove very important in enhancing your level of knowl-
edge and the application of your talents. Try to take advant-
age of any opportunity to pursue new areas of study and new
spheres of interest, and if you have the chance to acquire
useful skills on the practical level, make use of the time in the
best possible way. Such opportunities may not always be
available, and you might be surprised at how life opens up
when your perceptions are changed and expanded.
Light, bright thoughts
prog. Mercury conjunction Venus
Beginning of June 2008
until mid July 2009
Your thoughts are likely to be light and bright right now, and
you may feel invigourated by a youthful spirit which makes
your outlook harmonious, positive, and open to the beauty in
life. You may also have this attitude mirrored by others, for
you are likely to make new friendships and professional con-
tacts, and perhaps also a new relationship which brings happi-
ness and pleasure into your life. You may be able to express
your ideas and ideals very fluently and gracefully right now,
and you could probably develop new skills or artistic avenues
through which you can articulate your inner world. This
could be an excellent time for artistic projects of every kind,
and also for learning more about the arts. If you have a talent
which you have not had the chance or the time to develop, do
something about it now. You will probably feel confident
enough to discover what you are really capable of.
You may be especially able to express yourself harmoniously
and with style, in friendships and in all group situations. In
these spheres you may discover that you have talents you
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sr sd |,& Saturn conjunction Mercury
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didn’t know existed, or a deep interest which merits develop-
ment. This is likely to be a happy time, and even if you must
confront difficulties in other spheres of your life, your attitude
is probably positive enough, and open enough to others’
viewpoints, to ensure that you deal with problems in a bal-
anced and courteous way. This happy frame of mind may not
create magical solutions, nor manifest dramatic events. But it
is there in the background, influencing how you see and inter-
pret your experiences, and ensuring that your perception of
reality and of others is fair, civilised, and balanced. Don’t
waste this potentially productive time pass in pleasant day-
dreaming and delightful dinners with friends and loved ones.
That is valuable enough, and your social life may be
especially rewarding during this period. But your self-ex-
pression is likely to be at a height right now, and if you put
effort into nurturing your talents, the rewards of this period of
your life are likely to be enduring as well as considerable.
However, you may also encounter some problems, especially
in communication with others and in the general tenor of your
mental attitude during this time. If you find yourself unusually
negative, critical or depressed, try to find out what is really
troubling you, rather than taking it out on others or in-
advertently causing difficulties in material affairs because
you are not conscious of your own negativity.
Sober thoughts
Saturn conjunction Mercury
Beginning of August 2007
until end of May 2008
Saturn conjunction prog. Mercury
Mid September 2007
until beginning of August 2008
Your mind is likely to turn to serious matters during this time,
and your fundamental attitudes toward life are likely to deep-
en and solidify. You may not feel especially cheerful or opti-
mistic, and your humour at the moment may incline to
sarcasm. The process of transition you are undergoing will
probably require you to reflect carefully and thoroughly about
all your previously held views and opinions - particularly in
the sphere of your place in society and your sense of belong-
ing to the group. You may experience difficulty in sharing
your ideas and ideals with others right now, and may also feel
more separate and excluded than you have in the past. But at
the same time you are likely to review your commitment to
others, and may feel powerfully impelled to contribute some-
thing to the society in which you live. You are likely to be
rather heavy in your thinking and prone to worrying at the
moment, and rather slow at communicating your ideas and
feelings to others. You may sometimes feel quite isolated,
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and could experience a sense of being misunderstood. All
this is part of the introverting process you are going through,
and as long as you can keep a little grain of humour about
your somewhat withdrawn and unreceptive manner you will
be able to retain good contact with others despite your heavy
cast of mind. Some of the feeling you have that others are not
listening may stem from the fact that you are not listening to
them either.
You may need to face reality and think about your life more
honestly and thoroughly than you have in the past. Any sit-
uations which you have dealt with superficially - professional
or personal - may now demand a deeper and more honest
analysis. You may have to have some serious confrontations
with partners or friends over issues which previously you
were able to avoid; and this could, for a while, make you feel
more pessimistic about relationships. You may also be aware
that there are skills and talents which you haven’t developed
thoroughly enough, and you may experience some feelings of
inadequacy and self-doubt. If you feel you have only been
skimming the surface, try to meet the challenge and delve
more deeply into areas which interest you or where your
training or knowledge are insufficient. Despite its serious
aura, this period could prove excellent for the deepening of
understanding and the refinement of skills. It is also a good
time for establishing a new level of honesty with those close
to you.
Although your vision may be narrower and more earthbound
right now, it is also likely to be more profound, and you can
achieve a great deal if you pursue one subject or discipline in
depth rather than attempting to cover too much when you
don’t have the mental flexibility or enthusiasm to do it. You
have a propensity to be fearful at the moment, which will not
solve anything and will only cause you to feel more depressed
and pessimistic. The deeper meaning of the time is concerned
with the maturation of your basic views and outlook, and this
may require a certain focusing which can only come through
feeling hemmed in or challenged by problems you must think
deeply about to solve. At the moment you may discover how
profoundly your mental attitudes shape your reality, and may
recognise many unconscious opinions which have coloured
your ways of doing things and relating to others. In the view
of certain philosophical, psychological and spiritual schools,
attitudes form the basis from which an individual shapes outer
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reality, and changing the outer world requires discovering just
what these attitudes really are. Because you may need to
examine your most deeply held attitudes during this time, you
may sow the seeds for many important and constructive
changes later on.
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4. The spiritual sphere
What gives meaning to any emotional, material or intellectual
challenges and changes you might encounter is your spiritual
life, and here too you may experience certain important
changes in perception and attitude. Such changes may be
subtle and slow to register on your awareness, but they may
profoundly influence the way you experience and interpret
what happens to you over the next year. Never underestimate
the importance of the meaning you assign to events, because
the clearer your vision, the more likely you are to work with
the time in constructive and creative ways. You may experi-
ence a deeper sense of connection to the greater whole of
which you are a part, although such a feeling may not remain
with you all the time. You may also be open to new ideas and
ways of looking at life which make the world seem bigger,
richer, and more meaningful.
The spirit of exploration
Uranus square Jupiter
Beginning of April 2008
until beginning of February 2010
The same themes are also
emphasised by:
Jupiter trine Uranus
End of January 2008
until mid October 2008
This is likely to be an exciting and inspirational time. Your
mind and spirit are seeking greater heights to explore, and
you may feel intensely restless and full of unlived potentials
that are demanding expression. Although you may experi-
ence a deep desire for change in your future goals, on the
deeper level your philosophy of life is changing, and your
ideas and world-view probably need to be bigger, more in-
clusive, and more enlightened. Whatever you have believed
in before, and however satisfactory this might have been in
the past, you may now be hungry for a broader understanding
of life and a sense of meaning or connection with deeper or
higher realities. Any unexpected disruptive circumstances
which affect your material life at the moment are likely to be
the tip of an iceberg; beneath the surface, you may need to let
go of long-cherished convictions which are now past their
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sell-by date. The more you are able to focus on the underly-
ing attitudes and beliefs which govern your choices and
actions, the more constructively you will be able to deal with
changes that you need to make, or that are imposed on you by
others.
This could also be a time of considerable opportunity, when
you make new contacts who in open up your thinking and
bring inspiration and vision into your life. These could be
professional contacts or important friendships; and if you
become romantically involved right now, you may find that
the relationship proves to be a catalyst for change rather than
a stable basis for your personal life. You may also discover
new opportunities through work, although you need to be
careful not to leap into the unknown without first assessing
the possible consequences and the material requirements you
will have to fulfill to pursue new plans. This is not a good
time to gamble or speculate. You might be lucky, but you
might equally make a mess of it because you may act from a
craving for expansion or release rather than looking clearly at
what you are dealing with. But you could fruitfully speculate
with new ideas, and allow new plans to be taken seriously and
examined carefully. This is a time for intellectual and spiritu-
al seeding, as well as an exploration of new material pros-
pects. Look carefully before you leap. Let time, discrimi-
nation, and realism temper any grand new scheme, before you
burn all your bridges behind you.
Crystallising your beliefs
Chiron trine Jupiter
End of March 2008
until mid January 2010
The same themes are also
emphasised by:
Jupiter sextile Chiron
End of March 2008
until beginning of December 2008
Whatever might be occurring in your external life, inwardly
you are being challenged to define what you believe in, and
what kind of future you envisage for yourself. Your habitual
world-view may be under fire right now, and you may need to
adapt your spiritual or moral convictions to new perceptions
of life’s complexity. In some ways this may prove a difficult
time, because your mobility may be somewhat curtailed, and
external events may make you feel pessimistic and mistrustful
of people and life. You may feel distressed by unexpected
events which disturb your beliefs and ideals, and such sit-
uations, while they yield positive results, could cause you to
doubt what you want and where you are going. But if you
lose your faith, it is likely to be a faith which has not been
grounded in direct experience of life, but has been absorbed
from your background or some external spiritual authority.
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¤,-÷ Jupiter sextile Neptune
At the moment you have the opportunity to discover a more
individual and authentic vision which allows you to trust in
life without gullibility or naivety.
You could experience an intuitive revelation of the purpose-
fulness of life’s experiences, and a realisation that your life
has a pattern and a continuity which you might not have rec-
ognised before. You may be able to respond to painful events
as valuable educational experiences and spurs to growth, and
this could allow you to turn even unhappy circumstances into
something which benefits you in the long term. A tolerant
outlook and an inclusive philosophy of life may be among the
rewards of this time, and you may feel deeply in touch with
human suffering and interested in involving yourself in
human welfare. The healing arts may attract you during this
period, and you may want to learn more about the dynamics
of the psyche. You have always intuitively understood the im-
portance of grounding your beliefs in the reality of experi-
ence, and in the past this may have made it difficult for you to
wholeheartdly accept collectively sanctioned religious or spir-
itual doctrines which your own experience challenges. Don’t
be afraid to question or even discard beliefs which seem right
and acceptable to the collective but which for you may be
narrow, incomplete, or simplistic. You are unlikely to
abandon values and convictions which are truly your own.
But you may emerge from this time with a much more indi-
vidual vision of life, God, and the purpose of existence.
Philanthropic inclinations
Neptune trine Jupiter
Beginning of March 2007
until end of December 2009
The same themes are also
emphasised by:
Jupiter sextile Neptune
End of February 2008
until mid November 2008
Compassion for the plight of others and a sense of a higher
reality are both likely to be strongly activated in you at this
time. Even if you have not been an especially idealistic per-
son in the past, you are likely to believe in the possibility of a
better world now. Faith in the future may be enhanced by an
intuitive sense of connectedness with a deeper or higher
source of life, and you may be more inclined to trust the
fundamental goodness of the universe than you ever have
before. You may express these feelings along definitely spir-
itual or religious lines, and could be drawn to a particular phi-
losophy or spiritual path which is infused with a sense of
meaning and purpose - not only for your own life, but for
humanity in general. Or you may experience these feelings in
a vaguer, more diffuse way, and simply feel hopeful and opti-
mistic even if you have to contend with problems in your
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everyday life. You may feel increased confidence in your
dreams for the future, in part because at the moment you are
probably particularly concerned about protecting yourself and
your own interests. And because you are likely to feeling
generous, positive, and willing to let life take care of itself,
life probably will.
There is only one potential danger in such a hopeful attitude.
You may feel so idealistic and convinced of your perception
of the truth that you may take unnecessary risks with re-
sources you cannot afford to lose. You could also allow
yourself to be exploited, because you probably want to
believe the best of everyone.
However, you may also experience times of doubt and dis-
illusionment, and you may wonder whether what you believe
in is really worth the investment of energy and faith. Such
periods of spiritual depression could, however, prove reward-
ing in the long term, because they may provide valuable in-
sights into unrealistic expectations or too rigid a world-view
or spiritual perspective. If you can reflect on what is happen-
ing, rather than falling into cynicism, the testing times you
experience may ultimately help to shape an enduring faith in
yourself and in life.
The necessity of sacrifice
Chiron square Neptune
End of March 2007
until mid January 2009
During this time certain cherished dreams or ideals may be
challenged by apparently unfair circumstances or events. The
sacrifice of something important, even if voluntary, may
make you feel resigned and even a little sorry for yourself. At
the moment you may feel as though life is conspiring to spoil
some of your finest hopes, and you may experience some dis-
illusionment, not only with others, but also with yourself.
You may have to learn some hard lessons about the gap
between fantasy and reality, and possibly about your own
secret naivety in terms of certain assumptions you may have
carried about life. But if you can take the events and feelings
of this time in a reflective spirit, rather than simply feeling
enraged, resentful, or martyred, you may gain an enormous
amount of strength and insight which can help you to deal
with life in more realistic ways. Some distress or confusion
around material security and stability is possible. You may
have to relinquish something or someone unwillingly. But it
is more likely that the real sacrifice involves giving up an old
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],÷ Chiron square Neptune
set of attitudes and assumptions. If a relationship comes to an
end, it may be that, apart from any natural grief or pain you
experience, you have also been misled by certain unconscious
fantasies or expectations which could never have come true in
reality anyway.
Life has probably always managed to intrude unpleasantly,
whenever you have hoped for things which lay beyond your
ordinary human limits. You may have experienced more than
your share of disappointment or sacrifice in early life, and this
might have left you full of negative expectations as well as
powerful unfulfilled longings and dreams. During this time
you may need to accept gracefully what you cannot change,
and adapt your dreams to accommodate the limits of human
nature. Although this may prove a painful process, it does not
mean that you have to abandon your ideals, or become bitter
and cynical. Don’t try to escape into exalted mysticism, or
into substances such as drugs or alcohol, in the hope of avoid-
ing what you do not wish to face. This would probably leave
you feeling worse afterward. Try to understand the child
within yourself, which has always secretly sought perfect love
and harmony in a perfect world. Such innate idealism is nei-
ther wrong nor unhealthy. But you may be trying to find re-
demption through ordinary people who will, sooner or later,
inevitably let you down. Perhaps you have expected far too
much from yourself. Or perhaps you have secretly hoped that
life would take care of you, without your having to soil your
hands with too much mundane dreariness. These are not fail-
ings, but eminently human -albeit doomed - aspirations. You
could emerge from this period with greater compassion for
your own and others’ human fallibility. You could also
develop a more detached and philosophical attitude toward
life’s imperfections. What is critical right now is not your cir-
cumstances, but your responses. These could make the differ-
ence between a sense of profound healing, and a feeling of
bitter martyrdom.
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Ǹ, prog. Sun conjunction Moon
5. The sphere of the Inner Self
Deeper and more profound than events occurring in any of
these spheres is the development of the Self, which underpins
everything that happens to us in life. This is the real heart of
the mystery of fate, because if there is truly a destiny at work
in individual life, it lies within, and the astrological configu-
rations only reflect, at any given time, opportunities for this
hidden development pattern. You may only experience
glimpses of this inner pattern at work, through realising that
some experience is vitally necessary even if it is painful. You
may also sometimes sense the purposefulness of what is hap-
pening around and within you, even if you cannot find a
rationale for what you sense. Through particular feelings and
situations which make you grow, you can establish a strong
connection with the inner world, even if your heart is sore or
you are encountering trouble on the mundane level. But this
kind of connection depends on how willing you are to look
inward at the deeper pattern of your life, regardless of how
you are feeling at the time, or toward whom you feel it.
New beginnings
prog. Sun conjunction Moon
Mid October 2007
until beginning of November 2009
Your emotional needs and worldly goals are coinciding right
now, and consequently you are likely to experience a time of
focused energy, self-motivation and a deep level of self-ac-
ceptance. Your choices and judgements are likely to be
sound and based on strong inner convictions, and your per-
sonal and professional needs are likely to work in tandem.
This is an important watershed in your life, when you may
feel more settled in yourself than ever before, and able to look
both forward to the future and backward to the past without
regret or anxiety. You may be thinking about settling down,
establishing a permanent relationship, starting a family, or
beginning a new direction. This is a time of new beginnings.
A need for connecting with a deeper or higher life-source
through communion with the inner world may form a large
part of what motivates you to make changes now, and you
will probably have the confidence to pursue what you want
and the magnetism to attract the support of others in the proc-
ess. In fact you are likely to feel more emotionally alive than
you have for a long time, and more aware of the richness of
ordinary everyday life.
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Ǹ, prog. Sun conjunction Moon
This period also marks the end of a particular life cycle, since
new beginnings must always arise from leaving the past
behind. You have fulfilled whatever obligations and expect-
ations you inherited from your background and are now able
to move forward supported by a strong sense of individual
identity, values and aspirations. This allows you to be more
emotionally self-sufficient than you might have been in the
past, although paradoxically it also allows you to be more
open and responsive in relationships because you are able to
value what you are. The harmony now occurring between
what you need in order to feel secure, and what you aspire to
in order to make your mark on the world, can produce may
new opportunities, both personal and professional. You will
need to act on these opportunities, and turn them into some-
thing solid and real. This is likely to take time, and material
rewards may not be immediately forthcoming; this is really a
period of seeding, rather than of harvesting. Because you are
at the beginning of a new cycle, it may be a good idea to re-
flect on any potentials which life may somehow never have
given you room to develop - what you might have always
dreamed of doing but couldn’t, for one reason or another.
Because your instincts are working in support of your goals,
you may discover that lost or forgotten dreams can now begin
to come true.
It is possible that increased confidence, and a stronger sense
of personal identity, may lead to a certain amount of friction
with those close to you. This might occur if you have been
living a life which has not been loyal to your real nature, in
which your energies have chiefly been directed toward sat-
isfying others’ needs and dreams. Most people do this at
some point in life, since it takes not only the passage of time,
but also many experiences, to unfold what we have within us.
You, like other human beings, may not have fully understood
your own complexity. Therefore you may discover that the
present unity of goals and needs could prove disturbing to a
partner or family member who only knows one side of you
and is threatened by the prospect of change. You may also
experience problems with a dominant partner who fears los-
ing control of the relationship. But because you are likely to
feel at peace with yourself, you will probably be able to re-
main sensitive to others’ fears and insecurities, and communi-
cate in ways which manage to preserve harmony. If you find
that the changes occurring within you lead to separations,
temporary or permanent, it is probable that such separations
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sr sd
¤,\ Jupiter conjunction IC
are necessary and right for both of you. It is also possible that
you may wish to enter a new relationship which reflects much
more of who you are. A new beginning may require an end-
ing in your personal life. But your own instincts will tell you
what you need for your fulfillment, and your desire to pre-
serve important bonds is likely to make you careful and
sensitive in building the new life you want.
The pleasures of home
Jupiter conjunction IC
Mid February 2008
until beginning of November 2008
During this period you may experience a strong wish to
change your environment, so that you can find a place where
you feel you really belong and can be at peace. On the exter-
nal level, this could be an excellent time to buy or rent a new
home, or make important changes and improvements in your
existing one. You may even want to emigrate, seeking a new
culture as well as a new environment. But there is a deeper
level to this need for change. Home is not only a physical
place, but also a symbolic container in which you can put
down roots and feel connected with the past and with an inner
source of life. In this sense you may be seeking a bigger and
better home of the spirit and the imagination. Your energies
are likely to be focused on your personal life right now, rather
than on your work; and if so, this needs to be honoured. Try
to leave plenty of time to explore inner issues. At the mo-
ment you may need to balance your external life, and the role
you are playing in the world, with a greater sense of ex-
pansion in your private life.
You may find that you need more time and space to develop
greater self-reliance and more effective personal boundaries.
In the past these areas of your life may have had to be
relegated to second place, or even ignored altogether, because
of work commitments, responsibilities, or the expectations of
others. But now you may be eager to develop sides of
yourself that can give you a greater sense of meaning and joy.
This time also marks the end of a cycle in terms of the partic-
ular emotional patterns you have maintained within your fam-
ily. In some ways you may now be outgrowing the structures
and world-view into which you were born; and although you
may not wish to leave behind what is of value in your back-
ground, you may also feel the need to expand your world
beyond those boundaries. Consequently you may need to
claim more physical or psychological distance from family
members. This should be achievable right now without dam-
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aging the emotional fabric of your close relationships. But it
is also possible that certain individuals may oppose your need
for growth. If so, you may have to go your own way, know-
ing that your life has its own individual meaning and value.
And if a particular relationship must come to an end, you will
probably experience this as a necessary release, rather than a
bitter loss or unpleasant emotional confrontation.
Disruption and disorder
Uranus conjunction Chiron
Beginning of April 2008
until end of January 2010
Be prepared for some disruption in your life, for you may be
challenged to face unpredictable situations which may
challenge your world-view. Deep down, a profound healing
process is taking place. But with all healing, physical or
psychological, toxins must be released and the underlying
problem brought to the surface before things begin to change
and get better. Thus you may be particularly aware of areas
of your life in which you feel stuck, inadequate, flawed,
wounded, or simply bitter - either because some person or ex-
ternal situation has hurt you, or because your moods have un-
accountably dredged up a particularly dark and unhappy
vision of life and of yourself. It is likely that some trigger in
the outer world will unlock this Pandora’s box of angry and
negative feelings. But you may need to remember that, how-
ever much you wish to blame life’s unfairness or others’ mal-
ice, events at the moment are not likely to be anyone’s "fault".
They may simply reflect the unpredictability of life, which
can often apparently reward the wicked and injure the good.
Try not to moralise, because this is not likely to help. Instead,
examine any feelings of injured pride or victimisation, and try
to remember when you have felt them before.
You may discover that, in the past, you have always been ex-
tremely sensitive about your competence in handling the
everyday affairs of life, and you are likely to feel particularly
sensitive about it now. But you may have erected strong
defences to protect your vulnerability, and pride or abrupt
withdrawal from contact with others may have served as a
means of hiding feelings of weakness or inadequacy. Now
you could be hit on a raw nerve, and anger and pain from the
past could be triggered by disruptive events which are occur-
ring in your life. It is most important that you do not react by
lashing out at others, or by falling into a trough of self- pity
and self-victimisation. Neither of these extremes are likely to
help you. Try to accept what you cannot change, contain,
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rather than suppress, your emotions, and reflect on how your
own responses may be contributing to the general difficulties.
This time is concerned with a recognition of your defenses
against life, and the ways in which you have learned to deal
with pain and distress. Perhaps your individual means of
emotional survival, which may have been appropriate in the
past, now have to give way to a new and more detached and
philosophical outlook. You may have to learn to let go and
relinquish gracefully what no longer belongs in your life.
You may also have to come face to face with life’s harshness,
and with the fact that not everything that happens to human
beings is due to human evil or malice. The world is not
perfect, and neither are the people in it. If you understand this
on a deep level, you will be able to release old poisons and
heal old wounds, even in the face of present wounding. This
can make available a great deal of energy and wisdom which
will be immensely helpful to you in the future. It may take an
experience of hurt or upset for you to recognise that you can
respond to hurt and upset in an entirely different and more
creative way.
The will to power
Saturn conjunction Pluto
Beginning of September 2008
until beginning of July 2009
You are likely to feel inexplicably uneasy at this time, as
though the world were full of people intent on thwarting you
or obstructing your future plans and goals. What is really
happening is that a deep-rooted instinct for survival is being
activated in you, along with a sense that it is time for your life
to change radically. The ending of a chapter of life, and the
beginning of a new one, inevitably mobilises those basic in-
stincts to ensure one’s survival during the period of change.
The problem is that you are probably also experiencing fear -
that the future will not work out, that others will block or
humiliate you, that everything will go wrong. It is these
fearful feelings which may make you experience others as un-
helpful or downright aggressive. Try to recognise how your
own suspicions may trigger others into defensive behaviour.
If you react without reflection because of your anxieties and
forebodings, you may aggressively, although inadvertently,
push or bully others so that they retaliate and do indeed try to
thwart you.
During this time you could discover a surprising source of
strength, tenacity and instinctive wisdom within yourself.
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» sr sd |,] Saturn conjunction Pluto
You have always known it was there, and have probably en-
dured many difficulties in a stoical and uncomplaining spirit,
but you may not have realised how much of a survivor you
can be if cornered. In spheres of your life concerned with
your goals and hopes for the future, you have probably had to
pursue your own dreams without the guaranteed support of
family, friends or colleagues. Now you are being asked once
more to find your own path from the past into the future.
Others might not be unhelpful; loved ones may offer their
support; but something within you may not want their help.
You may need to discover what you truly are and want from
an understanding of your own emotional needs, not from the
advice others give you about the ’right’ way to live and be.
This could be a lonely and anxiety-ridden process, which is
not easy for anyone. A willingness to look at your life more
seriously, and to try to understand more about the psycho-
logical issues which have shaped you in the past, can be of
great help on the journey you are presently undertaking.
Periods of transformation such as this one are not inevitably
reflected in an external crisis or upheaval. Or one might en-
counter or be drawn to people who reflect with strange accu-
racy the feelings and attitudes one carries within oneself. At
the moment ’survivors’ - individuals whom life has battered
but who have somehow managed to struggle on undefeated -
may be particularly attractive to you. On the emotional level
you are likely to feel uncertain, more negative than usual, and
mistrustful not only of others but also of yourself and your
capacity to navigate rough currents. In fact you are quite able
to handle whatever situations arise right now -but you must
listen to your instincts, and understand yourself better, rather
than relying either on rational answers or the easy black-and-
white formulae of the collective. You may discover a source
of wisdom and power within yourself which could affect all
your future actions and allow you to achieve greater psycho-
logical independence. You may also be within reach of
material or professional goals which you have worked long
and hard to achieve, but which may in themselves seem
somehow threatening because success may isolate you from
others whom you have left behind. Try to let go of whatever
in your past has been outgrown. You are carrying excess
baggage which you are better off relinquishing.
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2008
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2009
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sr sd ¤,h Jupiter square Ascendant
Coping with the fidgets
Jupiter square Ascendant
End of January 2008
until mid October 2008
You are likely to be feeling rather fidgety and discontented at
the moment, especially with yourself. You are probably long-
ing for change, particularly in your lifestyle and image, and
you may find your immediate environment stale or restrictive.
But it is likely that you aren’t very clear about just what kind
of change you need. You may be behaving in an unusually
placating and ’nice’ manner which surprises you as much as
anyone else. Athough you no doubt want badly to express
who you are and have others acknowledge and appreciate it,
you may inadvertently be doing it in an uneven and some-
times exaggerated way. It is likely that you need to have a
close, hard look at your lifestyle and personal image at the
moment, to see whether it is the right time to alter or even
radically transform your appearance, dress, and general man-
ner toward others. You may also need to examine your inter-
action with those close to you, particularly your partner, to
see whether you might be expecting too much, or projecting
onto others qualities which in fact secretly belong to you.
Such reflection is essential if you wish to avoid stepping on
others’ toes and intend to thrash around trying to discover
how best to be yourself. Probably you are living within the
limits of a role and image which have grown too tight for you,
and you may need to be a little more adventurous and more
confident in your own potentials. But first try to define what
this role is, and why you have adapted it, before you make
decisions which might be too impulsive or reactive.
You may also experience considerable discontent in your per-
sonal life. Relationships which previously seemed satisfying
may now seem restrictive or lacking in vitality, and you may
find yourself resentful because you feel your partner isn’t as
exciting as you might wish. Or you may experience your
partner displaying such an attitude toward you - perhaps
because you have been denying your own need for change
and excitement and have become overly restrictive yourself.
Either way, this is not a good time to go rushing off because
you are feeling antsy. You probably won’t feel that way for
long, and you could damage or even destroy valid relation-
ships which, while perhaps needing change, may be very ful-
filling in the long term. Try to see where your own attitudes
and expectations of others may be making your life boring or
constrained. It is not up to your partner to provide you with
inspiration; it is up to you. The more you are able to express
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2008
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sr sd ¤,h Jupiter square Ascendant
» sr sd |,Ǹ Saturn conjunction prog. Sun
the restless spirit of the time in constructive ways, the more
likely you will be to experience a renewal of magic in those
bonds which are valid. And if you do need to move on, you
might be wiser to do so after sound reflection, and with a
minimum of clumsiness or insensitivity.
Reaping what you sow
Saturn conjunction prog. Sun
Mid October 2008
until end of August 2009
You are at a critical point in your development as an in-
dependent individual, and this period is a kind of yardstick by
which you can measure how far you have come, both profes-
sionally and personally. The idea that we reap what we sow
can be applied to your life at present, for you will probably
have to face what you have and have not achieved on both in-
ner and outer levels. On the most profound level your
essential identity is in a process of crystallising and becoming
more solid and real. Anything which is fundamentally disloy-
al to who you really are may begin to chafe or even pass from
your life, through your own or others’ actions. Whatever you
have built which reflects the true values that lie at the core of
your nature will yield fruit at this time. It is neither a ’good’
nor a ’bad’ period - there may be a mixture of the two in
terms of external circumstances. This time is a kind of soul-
mirror which will reflect back to you the resources and assets
which you have worked to earn and have the right to call your
own, and the superfluous psychological baggage which must
be left behind if you are to continue your development in an
authentic and truly creative way.
Over the last year you may have begun to feel burdened and
frustrated, even if your circumstances have not merited such
feelings. You may feel somehow old, whatever your age, and
may be strangely intolerant of others’ spontaneity and care-
free actions. You may be depressed, depleted and dis-
couraged, especially in relation to your professional goals and
aspirations and your place in society. Long-standing relation-
ships, both personal and professional, may have felt increas-
ingly stifling or difficult in recent months, and your vitality
may have begun to flag. On the emotional level you have
probably been afflicted by inexplicable feelings of loneliness
and isolation, as though for the first time you are realising that
no amount of human company, however close and fulfilling,
can alter your essential separateness. But however bad you
may sometimes feel, in fact the process taking place within
you is positive and healing. There may be old family patterns
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of restriction or failure which you are now breaking, perhaps
without realising it. Rather than fighting against any restless-
ness, depression and frustration which might feel, try to use
this time to look inward and assess who you really are and
what you really want from the future.
It could prove self-destructive to hurl yourself against what
you experience as barriers in the way of your advancement.
A phase of your life is coming to an end and you need time to
reflect quietly, without more pressure than is necessary. If
you feel burdened by responsibilities, try to look objectively
at whether you really need to carry all of them. Is there any-
thing in your life which you feel obligated to do simply
because others expect it of you, or because you were brought
up to believe unquestioningly that it was your duty? If you
are rewarded with the fruits of past efforts during this time
(and this is very likely), you may find that you are not enjoy-
ing your success as much as you thought you would. This is
probably because you are changing inside; and the goals
which seemed so important in the past may no longer seem so
important to you now. You may wish to make important
commitments during this time, to a job, a partner or a family;
and this could prove a very positive step. But first make sure
you are making such decisions because you really wish to,
and not because you are running away from yourself. If you
are dissatisfied with your work or with your personal life, this
is probably not the right time to rush about pulling things
apart. You may need to understand exactly why you have
arrived where you are before you can assess whether you
want to stay there. Take advantage of the deep and important
process occurring within you by giving yourself space, time
and as much peace and quiet as possible. Then, when you
feel you can see the shape of your past, the future will also
become clearer and the road to it better marked.
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Chapter IV
CONCLUSION
The Greek philosopher Herakleitos once wrote that nothing is
permanent except change. The human psyche is always in a
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process of change and unfoldment, and the planetary configu-
rations which reflect your pattern of development over the
next year will change to new configurations which reflect new
patterns over the years to come. When we miss opportunities,
they usually come back again in a different form and on a dif-
ferent level, because life not only changes but moves in
cycles, reflected by the planetary cycles in the heavens. What-
ever "fate" might be, it is not a rigid design which denies us
freedom to choose, grow, make mistakes, re-choose, and grow
again.
Each of the sections given above describes planetary patterns
which, at core, will be shared at some time and in some way
by other human beings. What we experience is not as unique
as we might think; we all go through joy, pain, good fortune,
loss, loneliness, togetherness, light and darkness, and we all
have certain needs and drives in common. But the timing and
distinctive expression of your constantly changing growth
pattern is unique to you, and so too are the individual heart,
mind, body and spirit which experience that pattern. What-
ever might occur in your outer life over the next year, finding
meaning in it, and connecting that meaning with who you are
and what you really seek in life, can unlock previously un-
suspected funds of energy and creativity, and can give you a
greater range of choices in the future. We are taught as chil-
dren to "use time wisely". What does this mean? Perhaps the
most profound meaning is that time has qualities, and each
moment of time has a special meaning for us as individuals.
And understanding and working with these qualities and
meaning can transform how we experience the circumstances
of our lives.
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APPENDIX
Suggested further reading
On planetary cycles and movements:
«The Gods of Change» by Howard Sasportas (transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto)
«Transits: The Time of Your Life» by Betty Lundsted
«Transits» by Rob Hand
On individual planets and their meaning:
«The Astrological Moon» by Darby Costello
«Prometheus the Awakener» by Richard Tarnas
«Venus and Jupiter» by Erin Sullivan
«The Inner Planets» by Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas
«The Luminaries» by Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas
«Exploring Jupiter» by Stephen Arroyo
«The Outer Planets» by Liz Greene
«Saturn» by Liz Greene
«Neptune» by Liz Greene
«Chiron and the Healing Journey» by Melanie Reinhart
On the subject of fate:
«Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle» by C. G. Jung
«The Astrology of Fate» by Liz Greene
Other Astro*Intelligence reports written by Liz Greene can enhance the value of this report, because
the greater your understanding of yourself, the more intelligently you can work with the meaning of
the time. For an in-depth analysis of your birth horoscope, you can order the Psychological Horo-
scope Analysis. For deeper insight into your relationships, the Relationship Horoscope can offer a
new perspective. If you are still looking for your vocation, Career and Vocation can provide new
impulses for you. And for a greater appreciation of the unique personality of your child, or of your
own childhood, you can order the Child’s Horoscope.
A wider view of your personal perspectives for a period of six years is offered by the Long-term
Perspectives.
You can order these reports at the same sales point from which you received the report you are read-
ing, or from one of many other licensed distributors in many countries of the world.
On the Internet, you will find more information about these reports and other valuable astrological
services at the web address given on the front page of this report, or by searching for the keywords
"astro*intelligence" or "Liz Greene".
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Technical Information
In order to create this analysis, the following astrological factors have been examined:
- major progressed aspects (conjunction, opposition, square, trine, sextile) of the Sun, Moon,
Ascendant, MC, Mercury, Venus and Mars to natal planets and angles.
- major aspects ( conjunction, opposition, square, trine, sextile) of transiting Pluto, Neptune, Uranus,
Chiron, Saturn, and Jupiter to both natal and progressed planets and angles.
- conjunctions and oppositions of transiting Mars to both natal and progressed planets and angles.
- aspects between progressed planets, especially progressed new and full Moons.
Special importance is given to stations of transiting planets close to natal planets and angles. Im-
portance has been given not only to the nature of the specific progressed or transiting planet and
aspect, but also to natal configurations which echo the progressed and transiting aspects, to house
positions of natal, transiting and progressed planets, and to the overall balance of elements and con-
figurations in the birth chart. Internally the results of the Psychological Horoscope Analysis are used
for the evaluation of each chart.
Because the importance of any transit or progressed aspect is not limited only to the time of the pre-
cise aspect, but extends for some time before and after, orbs of aspect have been used. These recog-
nise the buildup and gradual diminishing of the energy of a particular planetary movement. Con-
sequently some configurations are described which may not reach exact aspect until the following
year, but which are already beginning to show their effects, or which have already made an exact
aspect in the previous year.
The report which results from these considerations is assembled from selected interpretation text
sections. Not all transits or progressions which occur during a year are included in the printed report,
only those selected by Liz Greene’s model of interpretation. As in all works by Liz Greene the Plac-
idus house system is used.
The transit graphics
The timing of the transits and progressions within the focus period of this report is visually
represented by ’transit bars’. They are printed in the graphical overview on page 4 and on the
bottom of each page where the interpretation of a transit or progression is given.
A transit bar begins at the moment when a moving planet enters for the first time into the orb of a
natal planet, and it ends when the moving planet finally leaves the orb and doe not return into it (un-
til the next full cycle). When the planet is in orb, the bar is reprsented by a full line. A planet can
leave the orb and return later into the orb. During this time the bar is represented by a dotted line. A
planet can change its direction of movement; when it becomes retrograde, this time is marked with
’sr’ for stationary retrograde. When it becomes direct again, the time is marked with ’sd’ for sta-
tionary direct. The moment when a transit (or progression) becomes exact is marked with a little ’
on top of the transit bar.
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The Month Table (page 5)
Some entries in the month overview table are marked with (2). Please check the sidebar of the in-
dicated page carefully. The mark (2) indicates that in the given month it is not the primary transit
which is activating an issue but one of the secondary transits or progressions listed below the
primary event in the sidebar.
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