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Astrological Report for

Kevin Spacey

Dec 01, 2003 - Dec 01, 2004

by Steven Forrest















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Your Chart Data

Name: Kevin Spacey
Date: Jul 26, 1959
Time: 12:00:00 PM EDT +04:00
Place: South Orange, NJ
074W15'00" 40N45'00"


Planet

Sign

Position

House


House Cusps

Sun

Leo

02°Le55'

10th


01 15°Li20'

Moon

Aries

22°Ar37'

07th


02 12°Sc31'

Mercury

Leo

18°Le46' R

10th


03 13°Sg46'

Venus

Virgo

12°Vi07'

11th


04 17°Cp51'

Mars

Virgo

03°Vi51'

11th


05 21°Aq14'

Jupiter

Scorpio

22°Sc11'

02nd


06 20°Pi43'

Saturn

Capricorn

01°Cp42' R

03rd


07 15°Ar20'

Uranus

Leo

15°Le48'

10th


08 12°Ta31'

Neptune

Scorpio

04°Sc13'

01st


09 13°Ge46'

Pluto

Virgo

02°Vi54'

11th


10 17°Ca51'

Midheaven

Cancer

17°Ca51'



11 21°Le14'

Ascendant

Libra

15°Li20'



12 20°Vi43'


Interpretation text copyright 1993 by Steven Forrest
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Sky Log
Steven Forest


Traditional astrologers "make predictions." Often they are correct. But right or wrong, "predictions" turn you into a marionette, with the planets holding your strings. And in my opinion, that is not a very inspiring description of the way the cosmos works, nor a very accurate one. You are vastly more powerful than that. You can, to a great extent, shape your own life. That at least is my belief. The future isn't crystallized. It's a wavering, quivering web of possibilities. How will they manifest? Much depends upon how you wield the magical wild card we call your freedom.

So, what's the use of astrology? In a nutshell, it can help you make better choices. The planets never give a definitive answer to the question "What will happen to me?" Instead, they ask the question. But they ask the question in a very specific way: "Given everything you are, all the bridges you've crossed, all the contracts you've signed, there are several possibilities for what you might do next..." In other words, "Here's the menu. What are you having?"

Question mark.

And the question mark is the most important part of the whole inquiry, because that's where the uncertainty -- and your freedom -- lies. But the planets do even more. They offer advice. In a sense, they recommend certain choices over others. They seem biased toward your evolution. They often suggest that you take the less familiar path, the one that moves you into richer fields of your own potentiality. The planets express this rather philosophical bias in a very concrete way. Typically, when you make a less energetic response to a planetary question, the results, while initially comfortable, rapidly turn painful. Sometimes the pain is immediate and dramatic, as in the collapse of an important relationship. Other times, it's more subtle, as in the degeneration of life into deadening boredom and ritual. Either way, sooner or later we know you made a wrong turn somewhere.

In the pages that follow, we will be exploring the coming months of your life from this planetary perspective. There are three parts to the report, and any or all of them may be included here, depending on which have been requested. First, the big questions. In the part of the report called THE INVITATION, we try to get that "mountain-top" perspective that enables us to make sense of the details. In THE MEANS, we turn our attention to some secondary factors that offer suggestions, help, and support in responding to those big questions. And finally, we'll look at the report period month-by-month, day-by-day, to get some ground-level insight into THE DETAILS. Your report may be for three, six, nine, or twelve months and may include any or all three sections just described. For this reason, and because some years in your life are astrologically more active than others, report length can vary quite a bit.

Throughout the following text, I'll be endeavoring to write in plain English, but if you're unfamiliar with the jargon of astrology, you'll encounter a few words that may require definition. A "transiting" planet, for example, refers to the actual, current position of that planet in the sky. Sometimes the transiting planets form critical geometric angles with the "natal" planets in the birthchart, triggering developmental questions in your life. These critical angles are called "aspects."

The "progressed" planets function in much the same way as the transiting planets, but we approach them a little differently. They're like a script that's been built into your birthchart. Just as we know that an oak tree will emerge from an acorn and bring forth its leaves in season, similarly each person's birthchart contains within it the seeds of certain predictable developmental stages. Progressions spell out those stages.

So sit back, open your mind, and engage your heart. It's time to consider...




The Invitation

Some years loom large in our memories decades down the road; others are blurry, easily forgotten. That universal human reality is reflected in the movements of the planets -- astrologically speaking, one year is often far more significant than another, just as in life. Most of the really important celestial factors move rather slowly; thus, it's not unusual to experience a time in which none of them have gone critical, when we can calmly keep on putting one foot after the other, on "cruise control."

Well, for you this is definitely not that kind of year. Something truly pivotal is occurring...


Tr. Pluto is Trine Moon
In effect: Feb 5, 2004 - May 13, 2004
Peak Date(s): sometime after the report period.

The planet Pluto is shading the spirit of your life nowadays, and in a nutshell that means that you are being challenged to heal. Pluto, as you probably know, is the lord of the underworld...or to put it more succinctly, the God of Hell. And it is disquieting, to say the least, to imagine that this deity is currently dining at your table. But take heart! The "hell" inside you needs airing out, and that is essentially what this transit is about. You've been hurt. You've been used, abused, rejected, exploited, lied to...the whole sad litany. And, like the rest of us, you've sometimes had to keep the proverbial stiff upper lip and simply get on with your life. But where does all that hurt go? Down deep into the unconscious mind, where it stays until you're clear enough and strong enough to handle resurrecting it and really going beyond it. Pluto's action is to bring up buried emotions. Its tone is intense. It often feels moody and confrontative. It can destabilize and disrupt the areas of your life that it's touching. The best course is to resolve to go deeper and deeper, truth above kindness and resolution over comfort. It's not easy, but in the end the energizing and empowering of the psyche make the process worthwhile. What is Pluto actually doing? Currently it is trine your natal Moon. Although Pluto is a slow-moving planet and usually unfolds its story over a period of two or three years, during the period of this report the action peaks sometime after the report period..

Let's first consider that the action and the developmental pressures are rooted in the Third House, for that's where Pluto is currently located in your chart. And what does that mean? That new information is coming your way, and that it may be somewhat shocking, unexpected, or at least fresh. It will modify your plans and make you aware of new possibilities. The news may come to you through any of the media or through a messenger, either of which may possess the tone of Pluto, as we just described it. But what's the issue? What part of your own life is scheduled to be impacted most strongly by this new data? To answer that, we turn our attention to the Moon, which is being invited into development by this flood of input.

Astrology is the basic "programming language" of human consciousness. That may seem like a bold claim, but it's easily tested and proven. Pick someone who imagines he or she knows nothing at all about astrology. Ask them what the Moon means. After an initially dumbfounded look, you'll probably get an answer such as, "I dunno...feelings?" Which is quite correct. The mind naturally associates the Moon with darkness, with moonlight...and therefore with ghosts and romance, magic and tears, vulnerability and exhilaration: emotions. Deep inside us all is a subjective realm. Love and hate, joy and sorrow, dwell there. So do our daydreams and our creativity. If we could "average" a person's mood over a lifetime, we'd have an excellent profile of his or her Moon. When the Moon is triggered into development by a passing transit or progression, your inner life is stimulated. You feel stirred up. Powerful currents of emotional energy, for weal or woe, are released into your psyche. The very basis of happiness for you is evolving.

Maintaining a healthy flow of the energies of the Moon, always good for you, is especially crucial to your closest human relationships: marriage, profound friendship, long-term sexual bonds. Why? Because in South Orange, NJ at the moment of your birth the Moon occupied your Seventh House, the traditional "House of Marriage." Two lines of reasoning emerge here. The first is that by bringing the flavor of the Moon into your intimate bonds, you shape love in a lasting, more meaningful way for yourself. The second is that your natural partners are themselves people with the spirit of the Moon. Relating deeply to those whose natures are too far removed from that tone and style is simply not your path. However we look at your situation, intimate connections are clearly a front-burner issue right now.

As we said, the aspect involved in the event we just described is the trine, which refers to a 120 degree angle between the natal planet and the moving one. Trines are traditionally viewed as positive aspects, and in fact they generally do correlate with opportunities. Additionally, their existence implies that support is available to you, if you are willing to move to claim it. And therein lies the rub with the so-called "good" aspects. They're not very dynamic. Just as pain is a more powerful motivator than contentment, the trick with trines lies in taking advantage of them before the wheel turns and their potential vanishes. With regard to the developments we described in the previous few paragraphs: a door is now open, a red carpet rolled out...but don't count on everything remaining that way forever.


Tr. Neptune is Trine Ascendant
In effect: Mar 14, 2004 - Jul 24, 2004
Peak Date(s): May 2, 2004; Jun 1, 2004

The planet Neptune is presently tinting and shading your biography, adding its dreamlike quality to the existential stew. Close your eyes; there's a world in there. That's Neptune, the planet of consciousness itself. Now open your eyes. There's a world out there too, and it's hard to ignore it. In fact, the outer world has become so pressing in its demands that you've partly lost contact with the inner one. But Neptune, transiting through sensitive territories for you now, is fixing that. Your inner world is so full it's brimming over, overflowing its banks into your daily life. If you resist the process, you'll find a host of Neptune problems plaguing you: losing the car keys, forgetting to pay the electric bill, having the attention span of a three-year-old on a sugar jag. But there's an alternative: trust the process. Slow down. Meditate. Let the images come. Moult opinions. Breathe in, breathe out. Why? Because your unconscious mind has a message for you. It has to do with the possibility of happiness for you over the next few years, about how old sources of joy are drying up and -- critically -- about new ones you must learn to recognize. How do you receive the message? You stop resisting. You simply let it in. That's Neptune in the broad sense. How is it effecting you specifically? Neptune is trine your natal Ascendant: May 2, 2004; Jun 1, 2004.

First we must recognize that the action and the developmental pressures are rooted in the Fourth House, for that's the region of your birthchart through which Neptune is currently passing. Immediately that realization places our attention on two fundamental areas: The first is your home and family, which may well be making their needs felt now in the "key" of Neptune. And the second, often confused by the first, is your own happiness and that deep soul-feeling inside yourself to which you must be true if your life is to stay on course. Under this kind of stimulation, a person often benefits from considering his or her deepest beliefs and attitudes from a conventional psycho-therapeutic perspective -- which in essence is to say, "Figure out what mom and dad taught you," and drop what is no longer consistent with your own course. But what's the issue? What part of your own life is at stake? To answer that, we turn our attention to the Ascendant, which is being invited into development by these familial and emotional pressures.

Like the rest of us, you are a complicated, paradoxical individual, full of contradictions and undercurrents. That's human. But another part of being human is that, like the rest of us, you need to get out of bed in the morning and put on a streamlined, simplified social mask that allows you to function in the social beehive. There's no way that you can have a truly intimate relationship with every face you see in your daily life, nor would you likely want such connections. So we all keep much of what we really are behind our astrological Ascendant, which symbolizes that mask. Physically, it is simply the sign that was dawning in the east at the instant of your birth...and symbolically it represents how you "dawn" on people who don't know you very well. When triggered by a passing transit or progression, the Ascendant signals the need to make some adjustments in the way you present yourself in the social world, so that your outer appearance remains reasonably aligned with who you have become inwardly. The work is superficial; which is not to say unimportant. Often it has to do with changing how you hold your body, the way you speak, and the clothes you wear.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a trine -- traditionally seen as a "good" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply enhancing or supportive. Generally speaking, with trines there is an opportunity...but to seize it, you must supply the initiative.


Tr. Saturn is Square Ascendant
In effect: Jun 19, 2004 - Jul 4, 2004
Peak Date(s): Jun 26, 2004

The planet Saturn is currently casting a gray light on your circumstances -- but is it the bleak gray of sorrow or the clear, comforting gray of wisdom and digested experience? That's the choice. Saturn is classically viewed as the "bad" planet, the "Greater Malefic." Don't believe it! Used correctly, its transits can bring dignity and self-respect. Essentially, Saturn is about maturity. The part of your life that's being touched by the Saturnian energies needs to grow up...which, despite the lies we're all told, is not a process one mysteriously completes on one's twenty-first birthday. There is an area of your life where you have simply outgrown yourself, at least inwardly. The task now is to adjust your outward circumstances to reflect the maturity you've already attained psychically and invisibly. It is a material problem, not fundamentally a psychological one. To succeed, there is first a need to face reality squarely, even if it's unsavory. Then to make a hard choice...that is, to reach an emotional bottom line and not be crippled by your awareness of the ambiguities in your situation. And finally, in a spirit of commitment, persistence, and self-discipline, to claim those circumstances in your life which reflect the hard inner work you've been doing over the last few years. That's Saturn in general. Specifically, Saturn is square your natal Ascendant: Jun 26, 2004.

Let's begin deciphering this configuration with the understanding that the action driving these existential developments is showing up in the part of your life we call the Ninth House. That's where Saturn is currently making its influence felt, thus bringing events to bear upon you. Typically, when the "House of Long Journeys" is stimulated, life is eventful and expansive in tone. You are challenged to stretch out toward new experiential horizons through travel and educational efforts -- to toss hand grenades into the well-oiled machinery of your life. Why? Because deep down inside, you are starting to get bored with yourself! The key question with which you must wrestle is this: which adventure is the right one? Astrology cannot answer precisely, but here's one helpful hint -- to travel the right new road and thus refresh your spirit, you will need every ounce of the energy of Saturn that you can muster. It's that kind of adventure, that kind of stretching, that is appropriate for you now. But what's the core issue? What part of your own life is at stake? To answer that, we turn our attention to the Ascendant, which is being invited into development by the invigorating, exhilarating impact of these new perceptions.

The natal Ascendant -- that, as we have seen, represents your style, how you go about translating your inner worlds into the two-dimensional framework of daily social interactions.

The aspect connected with the astrological process we're investigating here is the square, as we have seen. The square, traditionally characterized as an unfortunate aspect, describes a geometric angle of 90 degrees between the natal planet and the moving trigger. To call squares "bad" is misleading. More accurately, they are compelling. In the area of your life we're considering, a terrific friction has arisen. It's not comfortable, but it is an extremely effective motivator. The trick in using the energy creatively lies in moving decisively -- determining precisely what you want, claiming it, and letting the rest go. A season of tough choices is upon you. Regarding the process we described in the previous paragraphs, there are costs involved in all the courses available to you...the most costly, for all concerned, being the course of indecision.


Tr. Saturn is Square Moon
In effect: Aug 15, 2004 - Sep 2, 2004
Peak Date(s): Aug 24, 2004

Saturn played a role earlier in this account. Now it emerges again, in a new way. To refresh your memory, Saturn is ultimately the planet of maturity. It always places a strong emphasis upon hard work, decisive choices, and persistence. Saturn currently is square your natal Moon. The energies crest Aug 24, 2004.

Currently Saturn is steering a course through your Tenth House. That's the traditional "House of Career," and any planet passing through that part of your natal chart suggests that external developmental pressures are now arising which have the effect of modifying your place in the world. Something is brewing in your profession or vocation, or in your social status -- the way you look to people who don't really know you very well. What is it? We can't say exactly, but to respond optimally to the potentials and challenges built into this event, you'll need to act according to the spirit of Saturn, as we just described it. But what's the core issue? What part of your own life is at stake? To answer that, we turn our attention to the Moon, which is being invited into development by these professional or social openings.

The natal Moon -- that, as we have seen, represents your inner life, your emotions, moods, and attitudes.

Your Seventh House occupied our thoughts earlier in these pages; now we see it triggered again, suggesting that at the center of the circumstances we're considering there exists a fundamental inter-dependency: what you must do, you cannot do alone. A pair of ideas figure here: The first is that by emphasizing the spirit of the Moon in your closest relationships, you improve them. The second is that your natural partners are themselves people of the nature of the Moon, and that should help you recognize them.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a square -- traditionally seen as a "bad" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply frictional. Squares generally suggest tough choices, external pressures, and at least some stress.


What we've considered above is the underpinning of this phase of your life. It's truly elemental material -- the stuff of which milestones are made. There's no guarantee that astrological forces of such magnitude will be activated for everyone all the time. What follows is an analysis of some slightly less portentous dimensions of your astrological picture...less portentous, but still powerful enough to qualify as part of this year's "Invitation."

Try to see what follows in the light of all that's gone before...


Tr. Uranus is Opposite Pluto
In effect: Feb 6, 2004 - Mar 12, 2004
Peak Date(s): Feb 23, 2004; Nov 4, 2004; Nov 18, 2004

The planet Uranus is presently stirring the pot of your life, and that always promises a tumultuous passage, peppered with unexpected developments and encounters. Outwardly, Uranus is the wild card, bringing unpredictable and unforeseen events into the picture. Inwardly, it signals a time of accelerated individuation...that is, a time in which who you really are and what you truly want are rapidly emerging and defining themselves. A portion of what you imagined to be your identity has, in fact, little to do with you; it is a side-effect of your social training, nothing more. And, like training wheels on a kid's bike, you are now ready to dump it. This has an unsettling effect upon not only yourself, but also those around you. Often during Uranian periods there is a distinct "changing of the guard" in our social circles; old relationships end, new ones appear. Claim your right to be yourself -- that's the essence of the transiting Uranus. Whatever it touches, changes. Trust the changes! Like a hard wind blowing the sand off a buried city, they are revealing who you actually have been all along. That's Uranus in general. Specifically, Uranus is opposite your natal Pluto: Feb 23, 2004; Nov 4, 2004; Nov 18, 2004.

First, factor in that the action and the developmental invitation are unfolding in the Fifth House, for that's the region of your birthchart through which Uranus is now passing. Immediately, the focus on Fifth House energies suggests that you are currently entering an existential territory that requires creativity, unabashed self-expression, and experimental audacity. Your "inner child" is a little cranky now, demanding some fun and some self-indulgence, all of which is entirely necessary and appropriate to your journey at the present time. Thus, life's pleasures -- games, vacations, sports, loving interactions -- deserve attention now. Whether you know it or not, you need a boost...and you'll get it in part from the "playmates" and "new toys" of the nature of Uranus that are now passingly, fleetingly available to you. Don't let them get away! But what's the core issue? What part of your own health hinges on this renewal? To answer that, we turn our attention to Pluto, which is being invited into development by this period of playful, celebratory creativity.

Everyone has fears. Everyone has shames and wounded places. In you and me and everyone else, there are marks left by the times we've been lied to, abandoned, used, or exploited. It's not the world's cheeriest subject, but turning away only empowers those Plutonian hurts, gives them more latitude to influence your life. When your natal Pluto is triggered by a passing transit or progression, dark shadows are stirred within you. It's a signal that forgotten, unprocessed, or repressed elements of your personal history are asking to be investigated. The procedure requires intensity, honesty, and emotional courage. The results are worth the effort. If you work well with these energies, you emerge stronger, clearer, and often with renewed inspiration. If you hesitate, it's not unusual for the old wounding dramas to be re-enacted in your life.

While the energies of Pluto that we just described are obviously positive qualities for everyone, they play an especially personal part in your own well-being, looming larger and larger in your life as you mature. That's because Pluto lies in your natal Eleventh House, which pertains to your future, to your healthiest priorities, and to your most sustainable long-term strategies, all of which are well-described by that planet. Under the current stimulation of Pluto, an evolution in your goals is occurring, rendering some old dreams obsolete or complete as new, sometimes unexpected desires and values begin to make themselves felt. It is a season of re-orientation.

When explosive Uranus collides with unsettling Pluto, secrets long-concealed are brought to light, while unexpected, irresistible forces enter your circumstances. What one might call the "Hand of Fate" makes itself felt, sweeping away, often with frightening speed, situations which have outlived their evolutionary usefulness. The challenge to you here lies in adapting to a radically new perspective on your life.

The geometric angle or "aspect" involved in the process we are studying is, as we said, the opposition. Not surprisingly, this suggests that the natal planet and the moving one are 180 degrees apart. Tension is thus woven into the spirit of this period of your life. The two forces we described are polarized, which often translates emotionally into a feeling of being damned if you do, and damned if you don't. How can you break the logjam? Recognize that any impossibilities you are experiencing in this area probably arise from an incomplete or biased perspective. The opposition aspect always calls for a leap into a new, more accepting level of consciousness. Something is missing in your view of the problem -- and that missing link (here's the corker...) lies in the wisdom embodied by those people or situations that are now antagonizing you. It's not that they're right and you're wrong; only that the truth that can carry you beyond this impasse lies somewhere between the two positions.


Tr. Uranus is Opposite Mars
In effect: Feb 23, 2004 - Mar 30, 2004
Peak Date(s): Mar 11, 2004; Sep 21, 2004

Uranus came up earlier in this report. Now we encounter it again. As you may recall, this planet represents the "wild card" in life, and often correlates with unexpected events. Behind the roller-coaster ride, the real issue is your ability to claim your true individuality, even if that involves destabilizing certain aspects of your existing circumstances. Uranus currently is opposite your natal Mars. The action peaks Mar 11, 2004; Sep 21, 2004.

First, factor in that the movement and the evolutionary invitation are occurring in the Fifth House, for that's the region of your birthchart through which Uranus is currently passing. We've met the symbolism of this house before: creativity, unabashed self-expression, and sheer playfulness. You've reached a point in your journey where you need your batteries recharged, your "inner child" re-invigorated. A general loosening up is required. Life's pleasures -- sports, games, vacations, new friends, loving interactions -- need to figure in your experience now. But what part of your being most requires this rejuvenation? The answer lies with Mars, which is being invited into development during this playful time of renewal and discovery.

Sheer animal vitality -- that's Mars. In your natal chart, it represents your boldness and your pluckiness: what gets your blood flowing. Or boiling. All passions are linked to Mars. Anger and your ability to defend your boundaries are part of the picture. So is your inner fire -- your enthusiasm, your intensity, your sexual desire. When triggered by a passing transit or progression, Mars often signals a "go for it" situation developing in your life, but to make the best of it, you'll need to be brave and assertive. Such transits or progressions can also warn you of upcoming battles, and in general it's wiser to seize the initiative rather than surrender your power to the whimsies of circumstance.

Your Eleventh House played a role earlier in the report; now we see it in the limelight again, once more telling us that your skill in forming necessary alliances and coalitions lies at the heart of the situation we're considering. Two reflections emerge. The first is that to succeed here you need to use all your social and political deftness...you can't do it alone, and the people upon whom you must rely are, to put it charitably, "human." The second is that to set appropriate priorities you must think deeply about what you want...which is to say, you need to know exactly what is worth fighting for and what you are willing to sacrifice. One hint: for you, the right answers nearly always have the tone of Mars, a planet we described above.

When Mars colludes with Uranus, a kind of personal revolution is in the air. Emotionally, an atmosphere of tension and annoyance often arises. Behind the smokescreen, a ragged but positive developmental process is unfolding: over the years, you have surrendered far too much of your autonomy and individuality. That's hurt you, and you're justifiably angry about it, even though it's at least partly your own "fault." So: don't just get mad...Get free! Express yourself. Claim what is yours. And let the chips fall where they may.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by an opposition, which suggests some kind of tension or tug-of-war between them. You are asked to adjust your position, to adapt to the demands of the world around you, and to find a middle-ground between the various opposing needs and values.


Tr. Neptune is Opposite Uranus
In effect: Mar 31, 2004 - Jul 5, 2004
Peak Date(s): sometime after the report period.

Neptune played a part earlier in this report, but it has another trick or two up its sleeve. You may remember that this planet refers to letting down barriers and allowing the creative unconscious to speak. When handled well, it triggers a "seed time" in which new inspirations arise. If handled poorly, one tends to go off half-cocked while enamored of unrealistic ideas. So sit tight, enter trance, pay attention to your dreams and, if you're so inclined, pray or meditate. Neptune currently is opposite your natal Uranus. The inner opening process peaks sometime after the report period..

First let's note that the action and the developmental pressures are rooted in the Fourth House, a dimension of your birthchart we've encountered before, for that's the house through which Neptune is currently passing. Two areas are immediately focalized: your domestic or familial environment (which is now likely to make its presence felt in the spirit and mood of Neptune) and that deep soul-feeling inside yourself to which you must be true if your life is to stay on course. We could call it your personal myth, or more simply your bliss. And again, in staying true to those levels of your being, you must now stay true to Neptune. But what are the core questions? What area of your life is most affected by these domestic or psychological developments? The answer lies with Uranus, which is being invited into development during this long talk with yourself and the resultant sorting out of your real essence from your family training.

There's a wild card in everyone, a rebellious, independent, free-spirited force that hates neckties and phony courtesies and all the slick moves that keep corporations and families from splitting apart. Astrologers call it Uranus. Stripped to its essence, this part of your astrological psyche is concerned primarily with the process of individuation, which boils down to whittling away all the parts of yourself which have arisen almost accidentally as side effects of your social background. When stimulated by transits or progressions, Uranus triggers your rebellions. It asks you to shed something unauthentic, unreal, or limiting in your life. Often it brings lightning-quick developments and unexpected circumstances. Almost always, there is a confrontation between you and some figure of authority, past or present.

In what way do those notions connect with your present circumstances? Understand that Uranus occupies the Tenth House of your natal chart, an area which refers to issues of career, status, and your public role...concerns which are currently undergoing considerable developmental pressure and change. All positive steps in terms of profession or your place in the community hold one point in common: they move you further and further in the direction of Uranus, as we just described it. Any work that will prove enduringly satisfying invokes the considerable energies of Uranus in you; any work that does not embody them will turn out to be transitory or deadening.

When Uranus dances with Neptune, prepare for a quantum leap in consciousness. Like the rest of us, you've got a pattern of neuron pathways in your head which you imagine to be the world. It's all based on assumptions and attitudes...but a few of them are completely wrong, and that disconcerting truth is doing its best to become evident to you now. Doubt everything, and go forward naked, alert, and alive.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by an opposition, which suggests some kind of tension or tug-of-war between them. You are asked to adjust your position, to adapt to the demands of the world around you, and to find a middle-ground between the various opposing needs and values.


Tr. Saturn is Conjunct Midheaven
In effect: Jul 8, 2004 - Jul 24, 2004
Peak Date(s): Jul 16, 2004

Saturn played a role earlier in this account. Now it emerges again, in a new way. To refresh your memory, Saturn is ultimately the planet of maturity. It always places a strong emphasis upon hard work, decisive choices, and persistence. Saturn currently is conjunct your natal Midheaven. The energies crest Jul 16, 2004.

Let's begin deciphering this configuration by recognizing that the action driving these existential developments is showing up in the part of your life we call the Ninth House, which we encountered earlier in the report, for that is where Saturn is currently making its influence felt. This suggests that events and opportunities involving travel, education, and a general expanding of your horizons are now occurring, and that you could definitely use the breath of fresh air they'll create if you go ahead and, in the spirit of Saturn, take the leap of faith for which they're calling. But what's being triggered inside you? What part of you will benefit most deeply from such exploration and expansion? The answer lies with the Midheaven, which is being invited into development during this time of questing adventure.

Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief -- we all play some kind of role in our community. Sometimes you're paid for it; sometimes you do it for the principle of the matter. The public "hat" you wear is symbolized by the natal midheaven. Physically, it's the highest point in your birthchart, and it corresponds to the most outward, obvious dimensions of your life: your profession, your status, your social role. When it is stimulated by a transit or a progression, you are advised of some impending evolution or revolution in your style of hat, so to speak. Much depends on the nature of the progressed or transiting planet, but certainly some adjustments must be made in your outward life to reflect more adequately those inner developments which have already taken place.

As we mentioned, the aspect involved in the event we just described is the conjunction, which refers to a precise alignment between the natal planet and the moving trigger. Thus, the process emphasizes fusion, integration, and synthesis. Of all the possible aspects, the conjunction is the most intense. The explosion rattles your outward circumstances; but it originates inside you, and puts you in the driver's seat. It is appropriate for you to claim some new level of power, of self-expression, and of autonomy. If you don't, no one will do it for you; and the opportunity will evaporate.


Tr. Saturn aligns with the Tenth House cusp
Date: Jul 16, 2004 - Continuing

Saturn played a role earlier in this account. Now it emerges again, in a new way. To refresh your memory, Saturn is ultimately the planet of maturity. It always places a strong emphasis upon hard work, decisive choices, and persistence. Saturn currently is conjunct your natal Tenth House cusp. The energies crest Jul 16, 2004.

The Tenth House -- we ruminated on this piece of astrological symbolism earlier in the report. It's up again, for Saturn has now entered it. Traditionally the "House of Career," the Tenth House actually signals any kind of change in your social status, although typically one's job is the centerpiece of the action. When stimulated, there is always a need to make some adjustments in the way you are interfacing with your larger community...in this case, to embody more of the spirit and tone of Saturn, as we just portrayed it.


Tr. Jupiter aligns with the Twelfth House cusp
Date: Aug 11, 2004 - Continuing

The planet Jupiter is currently coloring your circumstances. Before we say exactly how, let's attempt to understand the more general significance of any Jupiter event. Essentially, this is a call to recognize an opportunity. Traditional astrologers view it more starkly -- to them, it is simply the planet of luck. And that is often the case: the toast does tend to land butter-side up when Jupiter is crossing sensitive territories. But the real, evolutionary meaning lies deeper. One key is that Jupiter is future-oriented...it is concerned with bright, unexplored possibilities. Stripped to its bones, Jupiter always asks one primary question: how have you been underestimating yourself? Its transits signal a time when new opportunities come into existence, but to seize them you must recognize that you deserve them, that you are capable of rising to them, and that old deals and compromises are finished. Trust yourself, have faith in life, and go for it: that's the spirit of Jupiter. How is it affecting you? Jupiter is conjunct your natal Twelfth House cusp: Aug 11, 2004.

Release -- that is the spirit of the Twelfth House. Being the last house in the cycle, it refers to endings. Even very young philosophers soon realize that perhaps the only notion more terrifying than death is the prospect of immortality. Old folks who have lived well and wisely often welcome life's ending, not with a bitter death-wish, but rather with a sense of completion, a spirit of faith, and an acceptance of the wheel's inexorable turning. There is no suggestion, even with an astrological heavyweight like Jupiter entering your Twelfth House, that you are physically dying, but rather that a long chapter of your life is coming to a close.

The immediate question, of course, is what's next? But don't be too quick to ask it. What lies ahead is not merely unknown; it is unknowable. Under Twelfth House stimulation, your essence is changing. Your attention is being drawn away from the outer world, drawn down deep inside you to feed the vision-building process. In feelings, in dreams, in flights of imagination, the roots of your next cycle of experience are being forged. You can help the process by providing yourself with some quiet time -- perhaps by seeking the guidance of oracles, the comfort of religion, or the perspective of meditation or contemplation -- and most of all by scrutinizing and releasing certain attitudes characteristic of Jupiter...attitudes which were once appropriate, but which now are no longer really relevant to the new person you are becoming.

The main strategic concern here is to avoid damaging what is inherently a natural, almost instinctive mechanism. You probably feel disenchanted with some wide territories in your life. Don't overreact to those feelings! People often get themselves into trouble during these periods with "conversion experiences" -- seemingly fantastic opportunities in work, love, or money...opportunities which prove in the end to be costly mirages and little more. Be especially wary of any "opportunity" of the nature of Jupiter which may come along. For you, this is vision-gathering time...and a time for gracefully disentangling yourself from circumstances which no longer feed your spirit. Be patient; soon enough you'll get some signals, both from inside yourself and from the world around you, regarding an entirely new set of possibilities.


Pr. Moon aligns with the Third House cusp
Date: Aug 18, 2004 - Continuing

You don't need to be an astrologer to know what the Moon means. Just engage your imagination. Immediately, the mind free-associates. Moon: night...feelings...falling in love...seeing a ghost... And that's pretty much what astrologers throughout history have said: the Moon represents your interior life, your "heart." Like all astrological factors, the Moon progresses, taking a little over a quarter of a century to make one circuit around the chart. It typically spends a couple of years in each sign or house, and eventually forms aspects with all the planets. How do we read it? Simple: at any given moment the progressed Moon tells us where your heart is. Or, to be a little less schmaltzy about it, the Moon says where your attention is. What is concerning you. Where your growth experiences are unfolding -- which is often to say where you're experiencing challenges, upsets, or opportunities to regroup and express yourself in new ways. Being an emotional factor, the progressed Moon always refers to areas of heightened sensitivity. Intuition comes to the forefront. Instincts must be followed. Somehow the unconscious mind has gotten ahead of conscious awareness, and now conscious awareness is catching up, following the trail of intuitive clues and impulses laid down by the wise, dark interior of your spirit.

How is the progressed Moon currently impacting on you? It aligns with the Third: Aug 18, 2004.

Serendipity -- that's the heart of the Third House. Bumping into the unexpected. Learning something utterly new. Traditionally seen as the "House of Communication," this phase of one's life is often characterized by an emphasis upon language. Writing, reading, teaching, learning, speaking, listening...all these are certainly Third House activities. But the essence of the house lies in the experience of surprise.

the Moon is currently entering your Third House; and under that kind of stimulation, boring routine is your worst enemy, even if those routines are laudably responsible, moral, and productive. The mind hungers for the unexpected...and often gets it. There is a tendency during such phases for the "wild card" elements of human life to occupy center stage. The unpredictable occurs; the proverbial monkey wrench is hurled into your carefully-laid plans. You are pressured to adapt, to change, to open your mind in the direction of the Moon. People of the nature of the Moon come into your circle now who are message-bearers; they offer ideas, books, excursions into exotic neighborhoods. Underlying the apparent randomness of this phase of your life is one unifying principle: slowly, methodically, your attachment to certain familiar ways of thinking is being undermined.

Ultimately, the Third House represents a time of preparation...and it feels that way, although you are not sure exactly for what you are being prepared. Trust the process; a seed grows best in broken soil.


Pr. Ascendant is Square Mercury
In effect: in progress - Aug 20, 2004
Peak Date(s): sometime before the report period.

"Style" -- the word, even if you're a very stylish individual, conveys something rather superficial and transitory. Yet none of us can avoid it: all of us, from the chic Parisian model to the most homespun field hippie, radiate style. It's the inevitable outward expression of our inner processes. If we didn't have style, no one would know we were here. Astrologically, your style is symbolized by the Ascendent, which is simply the sign that was rising in the east at the time you were born...or the sign that was "dawning" -- which is a good way to say it, because the Ascendent represents how you "dawn" on people: the first impression you make, the way you initially, spontaneously present yourself. Like every other aspect of your being, your style must evolve for you to avoid becoming stagnant. And that process is represented by your progressed ascendent, which is currently making some delicate transitions.

Often the changes we make under this kind of astrological influence have to do with very simple things: the kinds of clothes we wear, our way of speaking, hairstyle, body posture, our "manners." It's important to get the changes right, even though they are basically superficial adjustments. Why? Picture this: you're spending the evening with an old friend whom you've not seen for many years. Reflexively, unconsciously, you drift back into playing your old role. How do you feel? A little distant from yourself? Vaguely phony? The word "goofy" comes to mind. Now, imagine the evening stretched into weeks, months, years. That is the pitfall you are invited to avoid this year! The changes you've been creating in your deep psyche, all those profound realizations and insights you've been generating, must be translated into the surface of your character...into style. Authenticity is the aim. Succeed, and you'll feel more at ease with yourself, more spontaneous, and more comfortable in the social situations that occupy so many of the hours of our lives.

Let's first understand that the action is in the Second House, for that's where the Ascendant is currently passing through your chart. And what does that signify? That the circumstances driving your development, at least in terms of this particular configuration, have to do with self-confidence...but not simply in the conventional psychological way. Here the self-confidence -- or lack of it -- is rooted in the quality and appropriateness of your resource-base. To use this time well, act in the spirit of the Ascendant, as we just described it, and claim what you need for your journey, whether this be money, connections, equipment, or skills. But what's the deeper issue? What part of your own life now hinges on your gathering the right tools, funds, and skills? To answer that, we turn our attention to Mercury, which is being invited into development by this quickening of your dignity, self-reliance, and aplomb.

How is the progressed Ascendent currently touching you? It is square your natal Mercury: sometime before the report period.. In thinking about this, remember that progressions are slow-moving events and that the action simply peaks then; it will be in effect throughout the period of this report.

Your quickness, your alertness, your curiosity -- those are the dimensions of your life dominated by the planet Mercury. To say that Mercury represents your intelligence is quite accurate, but it's more connected to the natural style of your intelligence: not so much how smart you are as what interests you, and how your intelligence can be employed most pleasurably and efficiently. Intimately linked to such cerebral concerns is the question of your ability to communicate, since ideally there is some relationship between speech and forethought. Thus Mercury, the traditional Messenger of the Gods, is associated with both thought and conversation. When stimulated by a passing transit or progression, Mercury tends to speed up the flow of data in your life. You learn. You listen. You speak. Often events move at a hasty pace, and there's a feeling of excitement mixed with over-extension.

Your Tenth House came up earlier; now we see it in the spotlight again, once more informing us that the deepest, most essential factors in the situation we're considering all revolve around your role in the world -- your profession or job, your political (or metapolitical!) activities...in general, the image that strangers have of you. And what do right choices look like here? A large part of the answer lies with Mercury, a planet we described above, whose basic nature and values underlie what we might call your "Cosmic Job Description."

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a square -- traditionally seen as a "bad" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply frictional. Squares generally suggest tough choices, external pressures, and at least some stress.





The Means

If you happen to have a cold on the day you win the lottery, will that taint your memory of the big event? Probably not. Ten years later, you will have forgotten your runny nose. Ten minutes later, more likely.

Life and memory work that way. We prioritize certain kinds of events, experiencing them more vividly and remembering them far longer than the trivial and the predictable. The details of a typical Monday morning aren't going to last as long in the memory banks as images of your moment of glory or your darkest hour.

In exactly the same way, not all astrological events have the same impact. What we have considered so far are all first-string milestones in your life. The rest of what we'll be considering is less central -- but that's not to say unimportant. What follows is a set of supplementary transits and progressions, presented chronologically. They're not quite as profound in their implications as what we've seen, but they're not without emotional and existential consequences. If what we have explored in the previous pages can be viewed as an evolutionary invitation, then, to that lofty end, what follows is....

"The Means"

As you'll see, each of these events stands as significant in its own right. But their deepest meanings lie in the way they interact with what we've considered in the pages above, enhancing and sometimes complicating the broader developmental patterns.

Cards on the table: you can skim the next several pages and, I think, learn some things about the coming months that will prove prophetic...and more importantly, helpful. But the real magic lies in putting all the pieces together, synthesizing them in your heart into an emotional whole -- just like you've done with, say, memories of a special summer long ago. No computer can do that for you.

Your own creativity, your own reflections on the material we're covering, your own translations, additions, corrections, amendments, and meditations -- these are what make the difference.

Let's continue.

Pr. Moon is Square Mars
In effect: in progress - Jan 2, 2004
Peak Date(s): Dec 7, 2003

The progressed Moon figures in our thinking again. As you may recall, the Moon shows what you are feeling. It gives us insight into your mood, concerns, and general attitude...into "where your heart is," in other words.

Let's first understand that the action is in the Second House, for that's where the Moon is currently located in your chart. We've met this house before. As you may recall, it has to do with self-confidence, especially when that confidence is rooted in your personal resources -- and that means more than just money. The time has come to act in the spirit of the Moon, as we just described it, and to claim the skills and material you need. But what's the point? What are the real questions? The answer lies with Mars, which is being invited into development during this time of solidification and consolidation in your life.

How is the progressed Moon currently impacting on you? It is square your natal Mars: Dec 7, 2003. In thinking about this, remember that progressions are slow-motion events, and that this event simply peaks then; it will be affecting your mood for a period of two or three months on either side of that date.

The natal Mars -- that, as we have seen, indicates your courage, or at least an area of your life where you'll need it!

Your Eleventh House played a role earlier in the report; now we see it in the limelight again, once more telling us that your skill in forming necessary alliances and coalitions lies at the heart of the situation we're considering. Two reflections emerge. The first is that to succeed here you need to use all your social and political deftness...you can't do it alone, and the people upon whom you must rely are, to put it charitably, "human." The second is that to set appropriate priorities you must think deeply about what you want...which is to say, you need to know exactly what is worth fighting for and what you are willing to sacrifice. One hint: for you, the right answers nearly always have the tone of Mars, a planet we described above.

When the Moon interacts with Mars, the mood of life turns hot. Fiery energies course through the psyche, filling you with passionate intensity. Positively, the linking of these two factors can encourage you to take the initiative, to state your needs forcefully and unambiguously, and to defend what is rightfully yours. Be careful; this astrological linkage may incline you toward extremes of temper, unintentionally destructive exchanges with the people with whom you share your life, and possibly the sort of accidents which are created by unprocessed tension, anger, or anxiety.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a square -- traditionally seen as a "bad" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply frictional. Squares generally suggest tough choices, external pressures, and at least some stress.


Pr. Moon is Square Pluto
In effect: in progress - Dec 8, 2003
Peak Date(s): sometime before the report period.

The progressed Moon figures in our thinking again. As you may recall, the Moon shows what you are feeling. It gives us insight into your mood, concerns, and general attitude...into "where your heart is," in other words.

Let's first understand that the action is in the Second House, for that's where the Moon is currently located in your chart. We've met this house before. As you may recall, it has to do with self-confidence, especially when that confidence is rooted in your personal resources -- and that means more than just money. The time has come to act in the spirit of the Moon, as we just described it, and to claim the skills and material you need. But what's the point? What are the real questions? The answer lies with Pluto, which is being invited into development during this time of solidification and consolidation in your life.

How is the progressed Moon currently impacting on you? It is square your natal Pluto: sometime before the report period.. In thinking about this, remember that progressions are slow-motion events, and that this event simply peaks then; it will be affecting your mood for a period of two or three months on either side of that date.

The natal Pluto -- that, as we have seen, symbolizes your own native capacity to probe into yourself and heal yourself. It always deals with the hurts associated with the humiliations and defeats that life has offered us, and the process of going beyond them.

Your Eleventh House played a role earlier in the report; now we see it in the limelight again, once more telling us that your skill in forming necessary alliances and coalitions lies at the heart of the situation we're considering. Two reflections emerge. The first is that to succeed here you need to use all your social and political deftness...you can't do it alone, and the people upon whom you must rely are, to put it charitably, "human." The second is that to set appropriate priorities you must think deeply about what you want...which is to say, you need to know exactly what is worth fighting for and what you are willing to sacrifice. One hint: for you, the right answers nearly always have the tone of Pluto, a planet we described above.

When the Moon gets involved with Pluto, your mood (Moon) turns dark and probing (Pluto). A spirit of investigation is upon you, and a willingness to look deeply into matters that may be emotionally unsettling. Trust it -- there are some unexplored corners in your psyche, unprocessed chapters in your personal history, that are "up" now. Something has been bleeding energy from you. Discover it, face it, and conquer it. You can, and you must.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a square -- traditionally seen as a "bad" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply frictional. Squares generally suggest tough choices, external pressures, and at least some stress.


Tr. Jupiter is Sextile Midheaven
In effect: in progress - Aug 2, 2004
Peak Date(s): Dec 8, 2003; Jan 29, 2004; Jul 28, 2004

Jupiter figured earlier in this analysis. Now we meet it again. As you may recall, this is the planet of possibilities and the seizing of opportunities. Jupiter currently is sextile your natal Midheaven. The action peaks Dec 8, 2003; Jan 29, 2004; Jul 28, 2004.

Currently Jupiter is navigating your Eleventh House, suggesting that your own circumstances and possibilities are currently tied into larger developments involving organizations, committees, or your "crowd." This inevitably involves the use of a certain political adroitness on your part and the capacity to forge and nurture coalitions and alliances, even if they're just among three or four people. But behind the group dynamics, there's a deeper layer. What are your priorities? What do you really want? Certainly, those desires are currently evolving and their motion is in the direction of Jupiter, as we just described it. In a nutshell: know what you want and choose your allies accordingly. But what's the core issue? What part of your own life is at stake? To answer that, we turn our attention to the Midheaven, which is being invited into development by these strategic alliances.

The natal Midheaven -- that, as we have seen, represents the role you play in your community. It is connected primarily to two territories: your work and your reputation.

The aspect pervading the event we've just considered is, as we observed, a sextile. Technically, that refers to a geometric angle of 60 degrees between the natal planet and the moving one. Sextiles are traditionally viewed as "good" aspects. Certainly, they're exciting. There is a mood of eagerness regarding the process we're exploring here -- and that's glorious, provided you're wary of the excessive impulsiveness that sextiles sometimes breed. In any case, the spinning wheel of circumstances can be counted on to provide some fortuitous, unexpected opportunities for you during this period. You'll have to be quick to seize them, though. They're real, but they're short-lived.


Pr. Moon is Trine Sun
In effect: in progress - Dec 9, 2003
Peak Date(s): sometime before the report period.

The progressed Moon figures in our thinking again. As you may recall, the Moon shows what you are feeling. It gives us insight into your mood, concerns, and general attitude...into "where your heart is," in other words.

Let's first understand that the action is in the Second House, for that's where the Moon is currently located in your chart. We've met this house before. As you may recall, it has to do with self-confidence, especially when that confidence is rooted in your personal resources -- and that means more than just money. The time has come to act in the spirit of the Moon, as we just described it, and to claim the skills and material you need. But what's the point? What are the real questions? The answer lies with the Sun, which is being invited into development during this time of solidification and consolidation in your life.

How is the progressed Moon currently impacting on you? It is trine your natal Sun: sometime before the report period.. In thinking about this, remember that progressions are slow-motion events, and that this event simply peaks then; it will be affecting your mood for a period of two or three months on either side of that date.

The Sun, as astronomers tell us, is the center of the solar system. Everything spins around it. With its enormous gravity, the Sun holds the entire system together. In a parallel way, the astrological Sun represents the gravitational center of your personality. Your ego. Your identity. The part of you that gets up in the morning and, without even a single sip of coffee, knows its name, rank, and serial number. Those same astronomers inform us that without the Sun's radiant energy, life as we understand it would cease to exist. Again, astrological meaning follows astronomical fact: the Sun symbolizes that spark of life inside you, your elemental vitality. Enthusiasm, energy, recuperative powers -- all these are solar themes. Thus, when the natal Sun is triggered in an important way, two critical questions come up for review: who are you, and what really makes you want to get out of bed in the morning?

Your Tenth House came up earlier; now we see it in the spotlight again, once more informing us that the deepest, most essential factors in the situation we're considering all revolve around your role in the world -- your profession or job, your political (or metapolitical!) activities...in general, the image that strangers have of you. And what do right choices look like here? A large part of the answer lies with the Sun, a planet we described above, whose basic nature and values underlie what we might call your "Cosmic Job Description."

When the Sun interacts with the Moon, your "head" and your "heart" are experiencing some complications in their relationship. The key to a peaceful resolution of the issue lies in each being heard and each being willing to bend a little. Your lunar need for self-nurture must be balanced with your solar responsibilities and sense of destiny. Your hardheaded reasonableness must be open to the "trans-rational" side of life, where happiness really lies. Compromise and balance are the essence of such an event.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a trine -- traditionally seen as a "good" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply enhancing or supportive. Generally speaking, with trines there is an opportunity...but to seize it, you must supply the initiative.


Tr. Pluto is Trine Mercury
In effect: in progress - Sep 28, 2004
Peak Date(s): sometime before the report period.

Pluto made an appearance earlier in this report, but now it has another message for you. Always this planet signals the existence of some emotional baggage to be released, some hurtful or humiliating piece of your personal history that needs to be remembered or reconsidered. The alternative is typically to re-enact some old wounding drama. Pluto currently is trine your natal Mercury. The action peaks sometime before the report period..

Let's first consider that the action is in the Third House, for that's where Pluto is currently located in your chart. This is familiar territory. New information is coming your way. It may be somewhat startling or unanticipated, and it will most likely come to you through a messenger whose nature or mood is in accord with the tone of Pluto, as we just described it. But what are the core questions? What part of you is most profoundly impacted by this new knowledge? The answer lies with Mercury, which is being invited into development during this information-intensive period in your life.

The natal Mercury -- that, as we have seen, symbolizes your intelligence, your capacity to communicate, and your fundamental curiosity.

Your Tenth House came up earlier; now we see it in the spotlight again, once more informing us that the deepest, most essential factors in the situation we're considering all revolve around your role in the world -- your profession or job, your political (or metapolitical!) activities...in general, the image that strangers have of you. And what do right choices look like here? A large part of the answer lies with Mercury, a planet we described above, whose basic nature and values underlie what we might call your "Cosmic Job Description."

When keen-eyed Mercury merges with penetrating Pluto, the ensuing release of analytic force leaves few secrets undiscovered. You have within you an inner figure, somewhere between a "private eye" and a psychoanalyst -- as if Sam Spade and Sigmund Freud had surprised the world with a miraculous infant. Always inclined to suspect people and analyze their motives, that inner figure is charged with energy now, looking for clues and tending toward the rough language and tough perspectives of the street.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a trine -- traditionally seen as a "good" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply enhancing or supportive. Generally speaking, with trines there is an opportunity...but to seize it, you must supply the initiative.


Tr. Saturn is Sextile Venus
In effect: in progress - Jun 9, 2004
Peak Date(s): May 31, 2004

Saturn played a role earlier in this account. Now it emerges again, in a new way. To refresh your memory, Saturn is ultimately the planet of maturity. It always places a strong emphasis upon hard work, decisive choices, and persistence. Saturn currently is sextile your natal Venus. The energies crest May 31, 2004.

Let's begin deciphering this configuration by recognizing that the action driving these existential developments is showing up in the part of your life we call the Ninth House, which we encountered earlier in the report, for that is where Saturn is currently making its influence felt. This suggests that events and opportunities involving travel, education, and a general expanding of your horizons are now occurring, and that you could definitely use the breath of fresh air they'll create if you go ahead and, in the spirit of Saturn, take the leap of faith for which they're calling. But what's being triggered inside you? What part of you will benefit most deeply from such exploration and expansion? The answer lies with Venus, which is being invited into development during this time of questing adventure.

Venus is the goddess of love, of peace, and of the arts. In each domain, balance is the ideal. Deep in your psyche, there is a place that seeks the comfort of balance and equilibrium, whether through shared fondness with another human being, an hour's peace in the garden, or the rapture that sometimes arises as we immerse our hearts and minds in something beautiful. That inner circuit is your natal Venus. When it is stimulated, we often see experiences arising which prophesy a change in your relationships, in what gives you serenity, or in your aesthetic experiences.

Your Eleventh House played a role earlier in the report; now we see it in the limelight again, once more telling us that your skill in forming necessary alliances and coalitions lies at the heart of the situation we're considering. Two reflections emerge. The first is that to succeed here you need to use all your social and political deftness...you can't do it alone, and the people upon whom you must rely are, to put it charitably, "human." The second is that to set appropriate priorities you must think deeply about what you want...which is to say, you need to know exactly what is worth fighting for and what you are willing to sacrifice. One hint: for you, the right answers nearly always have the tone of Venus, a planet we described above.

When Venus collides with Saturn, a season of vows and boundaries in your intimate life is upon you. It's helpful now to remember that grown-up love is more than an emotion; it's also a commitment, a discipline, and a promise to be honored even in the face of difficulties or passing estrangements. Take some time alone now; you probably need it. Be clear and be serious, and don't let anyone trick you into taking positions you outgrew years ago.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a sextile -- traditionally seen as a "harmonious" or "mutually enhancing" aspect, often full of fast-paced events and emotional stimulation.


Tr. Uranus is Sextile Saturn
In effect: Jan 14, 2004 - Feb 20, 2004
Peak Date(s): Feb 2, 2004

Uranus came up earlier in this report. Now we encounter it again. As you may recall, this planet represents the "wild card" in life, and often correlates with unexpected events. Behind the roller-coaster ride, the real issue is your ability to claim your true individuality, even if that involves destabilizing certain aspects of your existing circumstances. Uranus currently is sextile your natal Saturn. The action peaks Feb 2, 2004.

First, factor in that the movement and the evolutionary invitation are occurring in the Fifth House, for that's the region of your birthchart through which Uranus is currently passing. We've met the symbolism of this house before: creativity, unabashed self-expression, and sheer playfulness. You've reached a point in your journey where you need your batteries recharged, your "inner child" re-invigorated. A general loosening up is required. Life's pleasures -- sports, games, vacations, new friends, loving interactions -- need to figure in your experience now. But what part of your being most requires this rejuvenation? The answer lies with Saturn, which is being invited into development during this playful time of renewal and discovery.

Getting kicked out of the nest, one way or another, is an elemental part of life. Faced with the stark, unyielding actualities of the "real world," you either die then and there or get on with the cunning, calculating business of staying alive. To accomplish either of those ends, you activate the energies of your natal Saturn: your self-discipline, your patience, and your practicality...if you choose survival. And if you choose to give up, you withdraw into fear and probably get into a mood of despair and defeat. When Saturn is triggered by passing transits or progressions, it signals a time in which hard work is appropriate, necessary, and the best insurance for happiness. Often it suggests that the circumstances or even people who have been a significant part of your past must now be left behind, making way for a more mature expression of your identity.

Your Third House figured previously in this report. Now we see it being triggered again, which tells us that one vitally important concern for you at present involves simple communication -- and that means listening as well as expressing yourself. Expect messages, perhaps even disconcerting ones, which embody the tone and nature of Saturn.

When Saturn interacts with Uranus, avalanche is the ruling metaphor. "Stuck" situations can only stay stuck for so long; sooner or later, when enough water builds up behind the logjam, something's got to give. Expect explosive developments, and prepare for them in two ways. The first: through dispassionate analysis you can anticipate eventualities and have some tactics for damage-control in place. The second: through imaginative forethought you can recognize some exciting emerging possibilities and be ready to seize them.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a sextile -- traditionally seen as a "harmonious" or "mutually enhancing" aspect, often full of fast-paced events and emotional stimulation.


Pr. Midheaven is Trine Saturn
In effect: Jan 29, 2004 - continuing
Peak Date(s): sometime after the report period.

Deep-sea voyagers observe that even the largest sailboat becomes extraordinarily small after a week or two at sea. Every quirk in the character of each crew member is magnified, and the way a person scratches his chin can become a motivation for homicide. At that microscopic social distance, personality looms painfully large. Now turn it around and look at the other end of the spectrum. How do people appear at enormous social distances? We no longer are aware of introversion or extroversion, of expression, of feeling or cold, clear reason. At those ranges, we stop seeing who people are. Instead, we think of them in terms of what they do or what they represent.

Astrologically, this dimension of our humanness is symbolized by the Midheaven. What we do for a living is almost always a significant piece of the puzzle here, but it's misleading to limit our understanding of the Midheaven to career concerns. Being known as a liberal or a conservative, a feminist, an environmentalist, a patron of the arts...all are Midheaven roles, even though we don't make any money doing them. (Usually the opposite, in fact.) One's role in the community must evolve as we mature, and that process is linked to the motion of the progressed Midheaven, which has gone critical for you this year. Typically, progressed-Midheaven events mark changes in your social status. More deeply, they suggest a need arising in you for a more multi-dimensional role in the world. You are ready to bear a new kind of fruit in the community; something inside you is ready to be unveiled...and an old role has grown thin and tired.

Currently the Midheaven is navigating your Eleventh House, suggesting that your own circumstances and possibilities are currently tied into larger developments involving organizations, committees, or your "crowd." This inevitably involves the use of a certain political adroitness on your part and the capacity to forge and nurture coalitions and alliances, even if they're just among three or four people. But behind the group dynamics, there's a deeper layer. What are your priorities? What do you really want? Certainly, those desires are currently evolving and their motion is in the direction of the Midheaven, as we just described it. In a nutshell: know what you want and choose your allies accordingly. But what's the core issue? What part of your own life is at stake? To answer that, we turn our attention to Saturn, which is being invited into development by these strategic alliances.

How is the progressed Midheaven currently touching you? It is trine your natal Saturn: sometime after the report period.. In thinking about this, remember that progressions are slow-moving events and that the action simply peaks then; it will be in effect throughout the period of this report.

The natal Saturn -- that, as we have seen, symbolizes your capacity for self-discipline and patience. Generally, it marks an area where you will be challenged to achieve excellence...or tempted to give up and sink into sorrow and self-pity.

Your Third House figured previously in this report. Now we see it being triggered again, which tells us that one vitally important concern for you at present involves simple communication -- and that means listening as well as expressing yourself. Expect messages, perhaps even disconcerting ones, which embody the tone and nature of Saturn.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a trine -- traditionally seen as a "good" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply enhancing or supportive. Generally speaking, with trines there is an opportunity...but to seize it, you must supply the initiative.


Tr. Uranus is Trine Neptune
In effect: Feb 29, 2004 - Oct 13, 2004
Peak Date(s): Mar 18, 2004; Sep 11, 2004

Uranus came up earlier in this report. Now we encounter it again. As you may recall, this planet represents the "wild card" in life, and often correlates with unexpected events. Behind the roller-coaster ride, the real issue is your ability to claim your true individuality, even if that involves destabilizing certain aspects of your existing circumstances. Uranus currently is trine your natal Neptune. The action peaks Mar 18, 2004; Sep 11, 2004.

First, factor in that the movement and the evolutionary invitation are occurring in the Fifth House, for that's the region of your birthchart through which Uranus is currently passing. We've met the symbolism of this house before: creativity, unabashed self-expression, and sheer playfulness. You've reached a point in your journey where you need your batteries recharged, your "inner child" re-invigorated. A general loosening up is required. Life's pleasures -- sports, games, vacations, new friends, loving interactions -- need to figure in your experience now. But what part of your being most requires this rejuvenation? The answer lies with Neptune, which is being invited into development during this playful time of renewal and discovery.

Close your eyes. Don't think of anything at all. Just be aware of all that infinite, dark space. Welcome to Neptune. In your natal chart, it represents the part of you that knows how to enter trance, to meditate, or to "space out." Everybody's got one, and everybody experiences that part of their consciousness from time to time. When triggered by transits or progressions, Neptune asks you to let go, to allow material to enter your mind uncensored and unstructured. It's more akin to feeling than thinking, but neither word captures it perfectly. Dreaming is the closest analogy...a sort of free-associative state in which your own mind works like an unpredictable movie theater. Why bother? Because such an astrological event signals that your unconscious mind or, if you prefer, your soul has an important message and is trying to get in touch with you.

Always, it's advantageous for you to incorporate the force of Neptune positively in all parts of your life. But one area has always stood out in that regard -- the First House, which is where Neptune lies in your natal chart. There, in the area of assertiveness and personal power, the right use of that energy is most critical. In many situations you must react, respond, and play the cards you're dealt. But not in the First House. Here, you're in the driver's seat...and there are certain experiences you must claim for yourself, experiences of the nature of Neptune, even if the people about whom you care call you selfish for doing so.

When Uranus dances with Neptune, prepare for a quantum leap in consciousness. Like the rest of us, you've got a pattern of neuron pathways in your head which you imagine to be the world. It's all based on assumptions and attitudes...but a few of them are completely wrong, and that disconcerting truth is doing its best to become evident to you now. Doubt everything, and go forward naked, alert, and alive.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a trine -- traditionally seen as a "good" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply enhancing or supportive. Generally speaking, with trines there is an opportunity...but to seize it, you must supply the initiative.


Tr. Jupiter is Conjunct Venus
In effect: Mar 10, 2004 - Jun 29, 2004
Peak Date(s): Mar 18, 2004; Jun 21, 2004

Jupiter figured earlier in this analysis. Now we meet it again. As you may recall, this is the planet of possibilities and the seizing of opportunities. Jupiter currently is conjunct your natal Venus. The action peaks Mar 18, 2004; Jun 21, 2004.

Currently Jupiter is navigating familiar territory -- your Eleventh House, which we discussed earlier. This, to refresh your memory, is the house of group dynamics, tying your personal affairs to larger developments involving organizations or coalitions -- your "friends" in the widest sense. To make the right moves, you'll need to know exactly what you want. Those desires, just to help you separate the wheat from all the chaff, are now in the spirit and direction of Jupiter, as we described it above. Getting what you want is the difficulty, as is generally the case in life. In the present environment, to succeed you'll need to form strategic alliances, often with people of the nature of Jupiter. However, the core issue -- the part of your life that's at stake here -- is represented by Venus, which is being invited into development during this time of the joining of destinies.

The natal Venus -- that, as we have seen, is where you store your romantic and affiliative sensibilities, along with your aesthetic tastes.

Your Eleventh House played a role earlier in the report; now we see it in the limelight again, once more telling us that your skill in forming necessary alliances and coalitions lies at the heart of the situation we're considering. Two reflections emerge. The first is that to succeed here you need to use all your social and political deftness...you can't do it alone, and the people upon whom you must rely are, to put it charitably, "human." The second is that to set appropriate priorities you must think deeply about what you want...which is to say, you need to know exactly what is worth fighting for and what you are willing to sacrifice. One hint: for you, the right answers nearly always have the tone of Venus, a planet we described above.

When Venusian energies splice together with Jupiterian ones, opportunity (Jupiter) comes to you through other people (Venus). Sometimes what we might call "dumb luck" makes itself felt, but it doesn't hurt to help it along by understanding the planetary "rules of the game." Basically, they boil down to this: you've got to ask for what you want, you've got to know that you deserve it, and you've got to look that way...which is to say, there's no room for being apologetic, ashamed, or defensive.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a conjunction -- the most powerful of the geometric aspects and one that suggests convergence, intensification, and often a new beginning.


Pr. Moon is Square Venus
In effect: Jun 10, 2004 - Aug 1, 2004
Peak Date(s): Jul 6, 2004

The progressed Moon figures in our thinking again. As you may recall, the Moon shows what you are feeling. It gives us insight into your mood, concerns, and general attitude...into "where your heart is," in other words.

Let's first understand that the action is in the Second House, for that's where the Moon is currently located in your chart. We've met this house before. As you may recall, it has to do with self-confidence, especially when that confidence is rooted in your personal resources -- and that means more than just money. The time has come to act in the spirit of the Moon, as we just described it, and to claim the skills and material you need. But what's the point? What are the real questions? The answer lies with Venus, which is being invited into development during this time of solidification and consolidation in your life.

How is the progressed Moon currently impacting on you? It is square your natal Venus: Jul 6, 2004. In thinking about this, remember that progressions are slow-motion events, and that this event simply peaks then; it will be affecting your mood for a period of two or three months on either side of that date.

The natal Venus -- that, as we have seen, is where you store your romantic and affiliative sensibilities, along with your aesthetic tastes.

Your Eleventh House played a role earlier in the report; now we see it in the limelight again, once more telling us that your skill in forming necessary alliances and coalitions lies at the heart of the situation we're considering. Two reflections emerge. The first is that to succeed here you need to use all your social and political deftness...you can't do it alone, and the people upon whom you must rely are, to put it charitably, "human." The second is that to set appropriate priorities you must think deeply about what you want...which is to say, you need to know exactly what is worth fighting for and what you are willing to sacrifice. One hint: for you, the right answers nearly always have the tone of Venus, a planet we described above.

When the Moon blends with Venus, a mood (Moon) of affection and fondness (Venus) often fills the psyche. Creative or aesthetic concerns come to the fore; social and perhaps romantic activities intensify. The heart hungers for connection, closeness, and the sharing of tender support. Relax a little. Take time with people about whom you care. And don't let this period pass without enjoying a slow, unfolding sunset.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a square -- traditionally seen as a "bad" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply frictional. Squares generally suggest tough choices, external pressures, and at least some stress.


Pr. Venus is Sextile Neptune
In effect: in progress - Aug 8, 2004
Peak Date(s): sometime before the report period.

"Love." What a word. Eskimos, it is said, distinguish two hundred different kinds of snow, each with its own name. Perhaps we should take a cue from them and cash in our word "love," replacing it with dozens of more specific concepts. It would still baffle us, inspire us, give us sleepless nights -- but at least we might then be able to communicate with each other more clearly. The love an infant feels for his or her mother...the consuming, volatile love of our teen years...the affection between old friends...the quiet affinity between those who have been well-married for decades: why do we put them all under the dominion of the same syllable? They're certainly different human experiences. Love evolves. Our capacity to feel that emotion takes on new resonances as we mature, and it drops old resonances.

Astrologers measure that evolution through the motions of the Progressed Venus. When it comes to a sensitive zone in your birthchart, you are invited to open yourself to new dimensions of human relationships. Typically, the passage of progressed Venus over a critical point coincides with visible alterations in our sphere of intimacy: friendships, business or creative partnerships, romantic bonds...all come to crossroads. Sometimes they come to endings. Other times they slough off deadening rituals and experience renewal, even renaissance. Many times such Venusian events mark the arrival of new people in our lives, people whose destinies are entwined with our own. Always, though, behind the outward relationship events, there is a deeper layer of meaning in these progressions: you are now asked to deepen the way you love, to love with yet another dimension of your being, to call still another part of your soul into the service of love. And, as always, it's possible to miss the point, squandering the Venusian force in wheel-spinning romances or soap-opera related interpersonal dramas.

Currently Venus is navigating familiar territory -- your Eleventh House, which we discussed earlier. This, to refresh your memory, is the house of group dynamics, tying your personal affairs to larger developments involving organizations or coalitions -- your "friends" in the widest sense. To make the right moves, you'll need to know exactly what you want. Those desires, just to help you separate the wheat from all the chaff, are now in the spirit and direction of Venus, as we described it above. Getting what you want is the difficulty, as is generally the case in life. In the present environment, to succeed you'll need to form strategic alliances, often with people of the nature of Venus. However, the core issue -- the part of your life that's at stake here -- is represented by Neptune, which is being invited into development during this time of the joining of destinies.

How is the progressed Venus currently touching you? It is sextile your natal Neptune: sometime before the report period.. In thinking about this, remember that progressions are slow-moving events and that the action simply peaks then; it will be in effect throughout the period of this report.

The natal Neptune -- that, as we have seen, symbolizes pure consciousness. It is the mystical planet, the part of your being that receives inspiration and, depending on your metaphysical tastes, either inner guidance or divine direction.

Your First House came up earlier; now we see it stimulated again, once more suggesting that the deepest, most central factors in the situation we're considering all hinge upon the choices you make and the stands you take. "Who are you?" -- that's the essential question. And, at least for now, a big chunk of the answer lies with Neptune, a planet whose needs, interests, and predilections always figure prominently in your smartest, most self-aware moves.

When Venus mixes with Neptune, a tender, vulnerable time is upon you. You feel heightened sensitivity, and often a need to experience a sense of spiritual connectedness. The peril here is that you might mistake hormones for previous lifetimes together, or unprocessed psychological scars for God's will that you fall in love with X, Y, or Z. At its darkest, this event can mean self-deception and heartbreak; at its best, it might teach you about heights of love you've never before known, or perhaps a lesson or two in sacred sexuality.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a sextile -- traditionally seen as a "harmonious" or "mutually enhancing" aspect, often full of fast-paced events and emotional stimulation.


Tr. Saturn is Trine Jupiter
In effect: Aug 11, 2004 - Aug 29, 2004
Peak Date(s): Aug 20, 2004

Saturn played a role earlier in this account. Now it emerges again, in a new way. To refresh your memory, Saturn is ultimately the planet of maturity. It always places a strong emphasis upon hard work, decisive choices, and persistence. Saturn currently is trine your natal Jupiter. The energies crest Aug 20, 2004.

Currently Saturn is navigating your Tenth House. That's the traditional "House of Career," as we've already discovered, and it tells us that something of the nature of Saturn is brewing in your profession or vocation, or in your social status. To respond optimally to the potentials and challenges built into this event, you'll need to act according to the spirit of Saturn, as we just described it. Being true to yourself is the challenge, as is generally the case in life. But your public life, with all its superficialities and practical pressures, is perhaps the hardest place in which to live up to that ideal. To succeed here, pay special attention to Jupiter, which is being invited into development during this time of professional or public reorientation.

Hope and faith are essential to sanity. Without at least a few bright dreams and expansive goals, a person grows flat and dull...becomes a time-server. The same can be said for self-confidence: we need it. And even if such assurance sometimes crosses the line into a sprinkle of arrogance, that's less troubling and limiting than sitting around afraid to take any risks at all. There is a gambler's circuit in your psyche that understands these notions perfectly well. Astrologers call it Jupiter. When stimulated by a passing transit or progression, it encourages you to extend yourself further into your world, to bet on yourself, and to recognize emerging opportunities. Be wary at the same time that you don't settle for glitter when gold may be just around the corner.

Good things in general come your way when you make a positive response to Jupiter. But one area has always been prominent in that regard -- the Second House, where Jupiter lies in your birthchart. There, in the area of providing yourself with a real basis for self-confidence, the optimal use of that energy is most critical. Sometimes it comes down to seeing to it that you have enough money. Other times, provisions, proper tools, or even skills are the focus. Always the key here is to recognize the intimate link between personal resources and personal assurance.

When Jupiter interacts with Saturn, you experience an odd confluence of providential fortune (Jupiter) and daunting impediments (Saturn). Essentially, something very good is available to you now, but to attain it you must undertake a herculean effort. More profoundly, that effort itself will crystallize a very specific transformation in you: it will grant you the dignity of your advancing maturity.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a trine -- traditionally seen as a "good" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply enhancing or supportive. Generally speaking, with trines there is an opportunity...but to seize it, you must supply the initiative.


Tr. Jupiter is Sextile Jupiter
In effect: Aug 14, 2004 - Aug 24, 2004
Peak Date(s): Aug 19, 2004

Jupiter figured earlier in this analysis. Now we meet it again. As you may recall, this is the planet of possibilities and the seizing of opportunities. Jupiter currently is sextile your natal Jupiter. The action peaks Aug 19, 2004.

Currently Jupiter is maneuvering through your Twelfth House. As we said earlier in the report, this is the final house of the cycle and often suggests endings and dissolutions. A meditative, accepting attitude is best now, letting go lightly of the things that are taken from you, knowing that despite appearances what is lost now has no place in the journey to come. What is to be released? A hint lies with Jupiter, as we just described it -- that part of you has completed a major phase of its work and must now "graduate" to a new level. But we can go further. There is also a need for some release in connection with Jupiter, which is being invited into development by these vital resolutions and these necessary deaths -- some of which, by the way, may be forced upon you by circumstance if you're overdue in appreciating their necessity.

The natal Jupiter -- that, as we have seen, symbolizes your capacity for positive thinking and abundance. More deeply, Jupiter is about your faith in life and in yourself.

Your Second House came up earlier; now we see it stimulated again, once more suggesting that the deepest, most essential factors in the situation we're considering all hinge upon your personal resources and the resultant feelings of self-confidence and legitimacy that they engender. And what are the natures of the resources most pivotal to this self-esteem building process? A large part of the answer lies with Jupiter, a planet whose basic skills, tools, and connections always figure critically in your efforts to improve yourself or your position.

When Jupiter interacts with its own natal position, as we see here, speculation and possibility arise. There is something available to you now which was not available before. It comes at least partly as a gift, or as what the world would call "blind luck." In fact, a more subtle law is in operation here: you've crafted a position of opportunity for yourself over the years. Now is the time to harvest it.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a sextile -- traditionally seen as a "harmonious" or "mutually enhancing" aspect, often full of fast-paced events and emotional stimulation.


Pr. Moon is Sextile Ascendant
In effect: Sep 1, 2004 - Oct 23, 2004
Peak Date(s): Sep 27, 2004

The progressed Moon figures in our thinking again. As you may recall, the Moon shows what you are feeling. It gives us insight into your mood, concerns, and general attitude...into "where your heart is," in other words.

Let's first consider that the action and the developmental pressures are rooted in the Third House, for that's where the Moon is currently located in your chart. And what does that mean? That new information is coming your way, and that it may be somewhat shocking, unexpected, or at least fresh. It will modify your plans and make you aware of new possibilities. The news may come to you through any of the media or through a messenger, either of which may possess the tone of the Moon, as we just described it. But what's the issue? What part of your own life is scheduled to be impacted most strongly by this new data? To answer that, we turn our attention to the Ascendant, which is being invited into development by this flood of input.

How is the progressed Moon currently impacting on you? It is sextile your natal Ascendant: Sep 27, 2004. In thinking about this, remember that progressions are slow-motion events, and that this event simply peaks then; it will be affecting your mood for a period of two or three months on either side of that date.

The natal Ascendant -- that, as we have seen, represents your style, how you go about translating your inner worlds into the two-dimensional framework of daily social interactions.

Your First House came up earlier; now we see it stimulated again, once more suggesting that the deepest, most central factors in the situation we're considering all hinge upon the choices you make and the stands you take. "Who are you?" -- that's the essential question. And, at least for now, a big chunk of the answer lies with the Ascendant, a planet whose needs, interests, and predilections always figure prominently in your smartest, most self-aware moves.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a sextile -- traditionally seen as a "harmonious" or "mutually enhancing" aspect, often full of fast-paced events and emotional stimulation.


Pr. Moon is Trine Uranus
In effect: Sep 13, 2004 - Nov 4, 2004
Peak Date(s): Oct 9, 2004

The progressed Moon figures in our thinking again. As you may recall, the Moon shows what you are feeling. It gives us insight into your mood, concerns, and general attitude...into "where your heart is," in other words.

Let's first consider that the action is in the Third House, for that's where the Moon is currently located in your chart. This is familiar territory. New information is coming your way. It may be somewhat startling or unanticipated, and it will most likely come to you through a messenger whose nature or mood is in accord with the tone of the Moon, as we just described it. But what are the core questions? What part of you is most profoundly impacted by this new knowledge? The answer lies with Uranus, which is being invited into development during this information-intensive period in your life.

How is the progressed Moon currently impacting on you? It is trine your natal Uranus: Oct 9, 2004. In thinking about this, remember that progressions are slow-motion events, and that this event simply peaks then; it will be affecting your mood for a period of two or three months on either side of that date.

The natal Uranus -- that, as we have seen, represents your natural, uncensored individuality and your ability to claim and defend it.

Your Tenth House came up earlier; now we see it in the spotlight again, once more informing us that the deepest, most essential factors in the situation we're considering all revolve around your role in the world -- your profession or job, your political (or metapolitical!) activities...in general, the image that strangers have of you. And what do right choices look like here? A large part of the answer lies with Uranus, a planet we described above, whose basic nature and values underlie what we might call your "Cosmic Job Description."

When the Moon is alloyed with Uranus, a mood (Moon) of rebellion, defiance, and independence (Uranus) fills the psyche. Deep in your heart, words are forming: "Why, for two cents I'd..." This is a delicate combination, easily an explosive one. What is happening is that something of your true individuality is making itself felt -- but not necessarily understood. The impulses now flooding your mind will ultimately prove useful and valid, but it's good to let them marinate for a few weeks or months before moving precipitously to Thule.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a trine -- traditionally seen as a "good" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply enhancing or supportive. Generally speaking, with trines there is an opportunity...but to seize it, you must supply the initiative.


Tr. Jupiter is Square Saturn
In effect: Sep 28, 2004 - Oct 7, 2004
Peak Date(s): Oct 2, 2004

Jupiter figured earlier in this analysis. Now we meet it again. As you may recall, this is the planet of possibilities and the seizing of opportunities. Jupiter currently is square your natal Saturn. The action peaks Oct 2, 2004.

Currently Jupiter is maneuvering through your Twelfth House. As we said earlier in the report, this is the final house of the cycle and often suggests endings and dissolutions. A meditative, accepting attitude is best now, letting go lightly of the things that are taken from you, knowing that despite appearances what is lost now has no place in the journey to come. What is to be released? A hint lies with Jupiter, as we just described it -- that part of you has completed a major phase of its work and must now "graduate" to a new level. But we can go further. There is also a need for some release in connection with Saturn, which is being invited into development by these vital resolutions and these necessary deaths -- some of which, by the way, may be forced upon you by circumstance if you're overdue in appreciating their necessity.

The natal Saturn -- that, as we have seen, symbolizes your capacity for self-discipline and patience. Generally, it marks an area where you will be challenged to achieve excellence...or tempted to give up and sink into sorrow and self-pity.

Your Third House figured previously in this report. Now we see it being triggered again, which tells us that one vitally important concern for you at present involves simple communication -- and that means listening as well as expressing yourself. Expect messages, perhaps even disconcerting ones, which embody the tone and nature of Saturn.

When Jupiter interacts with Saturn, you experience an odd confluence of providential fortune (Jupiter) and daunting impediments (Saturn). Essentially, something very good is available to you now, but to attain it you must undertake a herculean effort. More profoundly, that effort itself will crystallize a very specific transformation in you: it will grant you the dignity of your advancing maturity.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a square -- traditionally seen as a "bad" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply frictional. Squares generally suggest tough choices, external pressures, and at least some stress.


Tr. Jupiter is Sextile Sun
In effect: Oct 3, 2004 - Oct 13, 2004
Peak Date(s): Oct 8, 2004

Jupiter figured earlier in this analysis. Now we meet it again. As you may recall, this is the planet of possibilities and the seizing of opportunities. Jupiter currently is sextile your natal Sun. The action peaks Oct 8, 2004.

Currently Jupiter is maneuvering through your Twelfth House. As we said earlier in the report, this is the final house of the cycle and often suggests endings and dissolutions. A meditative, accepting attitude is best now, letting go lightly of the things that are taken from you, knowing that despite appearances what is lost now has no place in the journey to come. What is to be released? A hint lies with Jupiter, as we just described it -- that part of you has completed a major phase of its work and must now "graduate" to a new level. But we can go further. There is also a need for some release in connection with the Sun, which is being invited into development by these vital resolutions and these necessary deaths -- some of which, by the way, may be forced upon you by circumstance if you're overdue in appreciating their necessity.

The natal Sun -- that, as we have seen, refers to the very core of your being: your identity.

Your Tenth House came up earlier; now we see it in the spotlight again, once more informing us that the deepest, most essential factors in the situation we're considering all revolve around your role in the world -- your profession or job, your political (or metapolitical!) activities...in general, the image that strangers have of you. And what do right choices look like here? A large part of the answer lies with the Sun, a planet we described above, whose basic nature and values underlie what we might call your "Cosmic Job Description."

When the Sun interacts with Jupiter, claim some applause for yourself. Healthy pride and dignity are at stake here, and they're hard to sustain without receiving some appreciation. It may just come to you; but if not, then don't be shy about asking for it...and one of the best ways to do that is to insist upon a victory, the more colorful the better. The good news is that under this kind of astrological configuration, such a victory is in fact quite available to you now.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a sextile -- traditionally seen as a "harmonious" or "mutually enhancing" aspect, often full of fast-paced events and emotional stimulation.


Pr. Moon is Trine Mercury
In effect: Nov 29, 2004 - continuing
Peak Date(s): sometime after the report period.

The progressed Moon figures in our thinking again. As you may recall, the Moon shows what you are feeling. It gives us insight into your mood, concerns, and general attitude...into "where your heart is," in other words.

Let's first consider that the action is in the Third House, for that's where the Moon is currently located in your chart. This is familiar territory. New information is coming your way. It may be somewhat startling or unanticipated, and it will most likely come to you through a messenger whose nature or mood is in accord with the tone of the Moon, as we just described it. But what are the core questions? What part of you is most profoundly impacted by this new knowledge? The answer lies with Mercury, which is being invited into development during this information-intensive period in your life.

How is the progressed Moon currently impacting on you? It is trine your natal Mercury: sometime after the report period.. In thinking about this, remember that progressions are slow-motion events, and that this event simply peaks then; it will be affecting your mood for a period of two or three months on either side of that date.

The natal Mercury -- that, as we have seen, symbolizes your intelligence, your capacity to communicate, and your fundamental curiosity.

Your Tenth House came up earlier; now we see it in the spotlight again, once more informing us that the deepest, most essential factors in the situation we're considering all revolve around your role in the world -- your profession or job, your political (or metapolitical!) activities...in general, the image that strangers have of you. And what do right choices look like here? A large part of the answer lies with Mercury, a planet we described above, whose basic nature and values underlie what we might call your "Cosmic Job Description."

When the Moon is alloyed with Mercury, a mood (Moon) of curiosity and restlessness (Mercury) fills the psyche. Boredom, never a pleasant prospect, becomes intolerable. You are, quite appropriately, hungry now for mental stimulation, for learning, and for fascinating conversations with intelligent, open-minded people. Trust your own inquisitiveness; it will lead you in unexpected, but delightful directions.

The two factors, as we mentioned, are linked by a trine -- traditionally seen as a "good" aspect, but more accurately seen as simply enhancing or supportive. Generally speaking, with trines there is an opportunity...but to seize it, you must supply the initiative.




The Details

In the mood for Mardi Gras? If you live in Chicago, it helps to know that New Orleans lies to the south. Head west or east and you'll never arrive . . .

What we've done in the previous pages is to show you the direction to New Orleans. We've looked at the big astrological themes that are affecting you this year . . .

As a reminder, at the beginning of our analysis of each month's events we'll make reference to any major configurations covered previously which happen to be reaching peaks of intensity then -- and please recall that some of them will have more than a single peak during the report period. There won't be any more analysis; just an allusion to the events so you can go back and review the earlier material, and see the patterns of the month in the light of the year's heavier transits and progressions.

Please remember that the fleeting, often forgettable influences we discuss in the following pages must always draw their real meaning from the far more monumental events we've already described. A "discussion with the boss," for example, is going to take on particular significance during a month when your whole career is up for grabs!

These minor transits unfold quickly. It's a rare week that doesn't contain at least a few. A report that discussed them all in the kind of microscopic detail we've applied to the major events would be several inches thick. In order to cover the daily astrological kaleidoscope within the practical limitations of the space available, we've resorted to producing capsulized one-sentence nuggets that compress a lot of information into a few words. So, slow down, shift gears, and let them wash over you. Think of these images more as daily meditations than as the kind of full-blown explanations to which you've gotten accustomed in the previous sections of SKYLOG.

One brief reminder: remember that many astrological events have not one but several peaks of intensity, so you may find a given "Invitation" or "Means" coming up several times in the pages that follow.

Even minor astrological events commonly have an impact over several days. In the following month-by-month analysis, configurations are listed chronologically according to the days they "peak" -- but don't take that date narrowly. The most colorful events and profoundest realizations might easily occur a day or two later or earlier.



December Invitation Peaks

(None this month.)


December Mean Peaks

Dec 07, 2003 - Pr. Moon squares Mars
Dec 08, 2003 - Tr. Jupiter sextiles Midheaven


December The Details

Dec 02, 2003 - Tr. Mars trines Jupiter
Keywords: dutiful assertiveness enhances your usual resourceful gambling.

Dec 03, 2003 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Saturn
Keywords: curious communication combines with your characteristic open-minded solitude.

Dec 04, 2003 - Tr. Sun squares Venus
Keywords: dignified identity conflicts with your instinctive long-term human connection.

Dec 04, 2003 - Tr. Mercury trines Pluto
Keywords: open-minded communication supports your typical visionary intensity.

Dec 05, 2003 - Tr. Mercury trines Mars
Keywords: open-minded conversation enhances your usual long-term assertiveness.

Dec 06, 2003 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Neptune
Keywords: clever dialog excites your native authoritative inspiration.

Dec 06, 2003 - Tr. Venus trines Venus
Keywords: verbal affection enhances your usual visionary relating.

Dec 08, 2003 - Tr. Sun trines Uranus
Keywords: intelligent personality enhances your usual career autonomy.

Dec 11, 2003 - Tr. Sun trines Mercury
Keywords: clever identity enhances your usual on-the-job dialog.

Dec 11, 2003 - Tr. Venus opposes Midheaven

Venus: Goddess of Love, Goddess of Peace...in her fast transits around your chart, she offers you counsel and support, sometimes through friendship, sometimes through more romantic kinds of intimacy. Her arrival at a sensitive zone also suggests that a time has come to relax and to receive solace or comfort, or to recharge your inner batteries through the perception of beauty. People come warmly into your space; a chance to "let your hair down" arises; paintings, music, and Technicolor sunsets abound.

The Venus aligns with your Fourth House cusp, the very bottom of your birthchart, Dec 11, 2003. As you might imagine, this point, being buried, represents inward, psychological experience, and often puts emphasis on the home or family. Claim renewal for yourself now, and hold quiet counsel with yourself. Don't let the pressure of events drive you faster than is good for you; you don't need rest so much now as active silence. Vision is rising up in you, if you let it. To attune yourself to this new enlivening, get away from society; be alone, or be with people in your own inner circle -- your real "family" -- and do it in the spirit of the Venus. That will put you in the proper attitude of receptivity.


Dec 14, 2003 - Tr. Venus sextiles Jupiter
Keywords: emotional relating excites your native financially savvy gambling.

Dec 14, 2003 - Tr. Sun trines Moon
Keywords: intelligent identity supports your typical collaborative awareness.

Dec 15, 2003 - Tr. Venus squares Moon
Keywords: self-protective relating conflicts with your instinctive empathetic attitude.

Dec 15, 2003 - Tr. Mercury trines Venus
Keywords: verbal communication supports your typical group-dynamical human connection.

Dec 16, 2003 at 06:11 AM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

The Moon in a month passes through all twelve houses of your chart. In so doing, it correlates with the passing whimsies of mood. One afternoon you're bright and cheery, the following morning you're blue...but energetic again after lunch. It doesn't amount to much, and it's not really very important in practical terms -- with one exception: the passage of the Moon through the Twelfth House. During that time you are going through a kind of emotional moulting, ending one cycle and preparing to begin another. Your attentions and energies are turned inward. Accept that, handle it well, and the period -- usually a couple of days -- is quiet and contemplative. It may even be rather pleasant. But if you try to keep up your normal level of activity, you'll find yourself confused, flat, and prone to dumb accidents. So when the Moon enters your Twelfth House, make sure that you have some unstructured time. Minimize distractions. Put off any significant new beginnings for a couple of days. And take a few unhurried breaths. This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House Dec 16, 2003 at 06:11 AM, and emerges Dec 18, 2003 at 01:31 AM, when a new emotional cycle begins.

Dec 17, 2003 at 10:54 AM - Mercury turns Retrograde

Three, maybe four times in the course of a year, the planet Mercury spends three weeks or so going backwards in the sky, a period we call Mercury Retrograde. Practicality sometimes intervenes, but to the extent that you can arrange it, you are better off if you can avoid signing anything important during this period, buying anything mechanical (unless its failure would be of trivial consequence), initiating travel, or attempting significant communications by phone or mail. This, of course, is a lot to ask; and sticking to it too firmly starts to verge on Cosmic Paranoia. Still, there is a heightened tendency for objects, messages, and plans to go awry during this Retrograde time. Sometimes a little patience exercised now will make your life a lot easier in the long run. If steps simply must be taken, it doesn't mean everything is doomed to failure...just keep duplicates, have backups, double-check everything, and be prepared for petty annoyances. The first appearance of a Retrograde Mercury during the period of this report occurs Dec 17, 2003 at 10:54 AM. Those conditions persist until Mercury again goes "Direct" sometime after the report period..

Dec 19, 2003 - Tr. Mars squares Saturn
Keywords: painstaking courage conflicts with your instinctive verbal integrity.

Dec 19, 2003 - Tr. Mercury trines Venus
Keywords: verbal dialog enhances your usual strategic human connection.

Dec 21, 2003 - Tr. Mars trines Sun
Keywords: responsible assertiveness enhances your usual professional personality.

Dec 23, 2003 - Tr. Venus opposes Sun
Keywords: sensitive human connection is in tension with your inherent work-oriented identity.

Dec 23, 2003 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Saturn
Keywords: intelligent personality combines with your characteristic inventive composure.

Dec 24, 2003 - Tr. Venus squares Neptune
Keywords: emotional relating conflicts with your instinctive assertive contemplation.

Dec 24, 2003 - Tr. Sun trines Pluto
Keywords: inventive identity supports your typical long-term intensity.

Dec 25, 2003 - Tr. Sun trines Mars
Keywords: curious nature enhances your usual priority-clarifying courage.

Dec 26, 2003 - Tr. Sun sextiles Neptune
Keywords: inventive nature excites your native commanding inspiration.

Dec 27, 2003 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Neptune
Keywords: clever conversation stimulates your normal authoritative contemplation.

Dec 27, 2003 - Tr. Mercury trines Mars
Keywords: open-minded communication enhances your usual strategic courage.

Dec 28, 2003 - Tr. Mercury trines Pluto
Keywords: curious communication supports your typical goal-oriented intensity.

Dec 29, 2003 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Saturn
Keywords: intelligent communication fuses with your natural curious composure.


January Invitation Peaks

(None this month.)


January Mean Peaks

Jan 29, 2004 - Tr. Jupiter sextiles Midheaven


January The Details

Jan 02, 2004 - Tr. Venus opposes Uranus
Keywords: watchful human connection opposes your inborn professional autonomy.

Jan 02, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Venus
Keywords: inventive identity supports your typical group-dynamical human connection.

Jan 03, 2004 - Jupiter turns Retrograde (at 18°Vi54' in your 11th House)
Aspects: Conjunct Venus, Sextile Jupiter, Sextile Midheaven.

Jan 05, 2004 - Tr. Venus opposes Mercury
Keywords: cautious affection opposes your inborn work-oriented communication.

Jan 08, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Jupiter
Keywords: playful human connection conflicts with your instinctive self-respecting gambling.

Jan 08, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Moon
Keywords: creative relating excites your native interpersonally sensitive awareness.

Jan 08, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Midheaven

The transiting Sun is like a huge, dumb battery. Whatever it touches, it electrifies -- but never for very long or very deeply. That's simply because it's a fast-moving factor, never staying anywhere long enough to develop true depth or complexity of meaning. In a year, it circuits the chart once...which leaves it only a few days to spend in each of your chart's many sensitive zones. Whatever it touches, however, is temporarily pushed into action. And sometimes, if more serious astro-psychological energies have been building or brewing in that area of your life, the Sun's transit over that point might just be the trigger that sets big wheels turning. The critical point is that the Sun represents your ego, and when it collides with sensitive territories you need to act accordingly: not "egocentrically," but with an awareness of your rights, your needs, and your desires.

Sun aligns with your Fourth House cusp, the very bottom of your birthchart, Jan 08, 2004. As you might imagine, this point, being buried, represents inward, psychological experience, and often puts emphasis on the home or family. Claim renewal for yourself now, and hold quiet counsel with yourself. Don't let the pressure of events drive you faster than is good for you; you don't need rest so much now as active silence. Vision is rising up in you, if you let it. To attune yourself to this new enlivening, get away from society; be alone, or be with people in your own inner circle -- your real "family" -- and do it in the spirit of the Sun. That will put you in the proper attitude of receptivity.


Jan 10, 2004 - Tr. Mars opposes Ascendant

Mars, the God of War, is transiting through sensitive territories for you, suggesting some turbulent waters to be navigated. Always the trick with the red planet lies in realizing that the time has come to overcome a fear or a resistance in yourself, and to take what is legitimately yours. Your blood is up, and that's not a bad thing, unless you "chicken out" and misdirect the Martian energy toward some inappropriate target.

The Mars enters your Seventh House Jan 10, 2004. Traditionally the "House of Marriage," the Seventh House is actually a reference to anyone and everyone with whom you are open to intimacy. Whenever this part of the chart is stimulated, it's a signal that someone is coming into your life to adjust your attitude or your course, and that the adjustment is quite necessary and appropriate. Who is this person, and what is the message? We don't know exactly, but here's a clue: he, she, or it looks, feels, and sounds a lot like the Mars. One bottom line: the quality of your deepest human connections profoundly affects the quality of your life, and at least one of these human connections needs some attention during these days.


Jan 11, 2004 - Tr. Mars trines Uranus
Keywords: empathetic courage enhances your usual employment-oriented individuality.

Jan 12, 2004 at 11:49 AM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Jan 12, 2004 at 11:49 AM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Jan 14, 2004 at 07:57 AM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

Jan 12, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Jupiter
Keywords: emotional nature excites your native self-respecting exuberance.

Jan 13, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Moon
Keywords: watchful nature clashes with your instinctive interpersonally sensitive sensitivity.

Jan 15, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Saturn
Keywords: playful affection excites your native verbal integrity.

Jan 16, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Saturn
Keywords: verbal communication fuses with your natural open-minded composure.

Jan 16, 2004 - Tr. Mars trines Mercury
Keywords: interpersonally sensitive courage enhances your usual employment-oriented dialog.

Jan 16, 2004 - Tr. Venus opposes Pluto
Keywords: self-expressive human connection opposes your inborn visionary intensity.

Jan 17, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Pluto
Keywords: intelligent communication enhances your usual priority-clarifying investigation.

Jan 17, 2004 - Tr. Venus opposes Mars
Keywords: self-expressive relating opposes your inborn group-dynamical swordsmanship.

Jan 17, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Neptune
Keywords: creative affection supports your typical commanding imagination.

Jan 18, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Mars
Keywords: clever communication enhances your usual group-dynamical courage.

Jan 18, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Neptune
Keywords: clever communication excites your native commanding contemplation.

Jan 22, 2004 - Tr. Mars conjuncts Moon
Keywords: loving assertiveness combines with your characteristic empathetic awareness.

Jan 23, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Sun
Keywords: emotional personality is in tension with your inherent career nature.

Jan 24, 2004 - Tr. Venus opposes Venus
Keywords: playful relating opposes your inborn strategic human connection.

Jan 24, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Neptune
Keywords: cautious personality clashes with your instinctive decisive inspiration.

Jan 25, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Venus
Keywords: clever conversation supports your typical group-dynamical relating.

Jan 29, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Midheaven

The mythological Mercury is the "Messenger of the Gods." The same is true of the transiting Mercury, which speeds around your chart, prompting conversations, dialogs, and sermons, both outgoing and incoming. It triggers the arrival of letters, faxes, and phone calls, and provokes the weaving of new data into your viewpoint. When it arrives at a sensitive point, your task is to listen, to ask questions, and to share intelligence.

Mercury aligns with your Fourth House cusp, the very bottom of your birthchart, Jan 29, 2004. As you might imagine, this point, being buried, represents inward, psychological experience, and often puts emphasis on the home or family. Claim renewal for yourself now, and hold quiet counsel with yourself. Don't let the pressure of events drive you faster than is good for you; you don't need rest so much now as active silence. Vision is rising up in you, if you let it. To attune yourself to this new enlivening, get away from society; be alone, or be with people in your own inner circle -- your real "family" -- and do it in the spirit of the Mercury. That will put you in the proper attitude of receptivity.



February Invitation Peaks

Feb 23, 2004 - Tr. Uranus opposes Pluto


February Mean Peaks

Feb 02, 2004 - Tr. Uranus sextiles Saturn


February The Details

Feb 01, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Jupiter
Keywords: cautious communication excites your native self-respecting gambling.

Feb 01, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Jupiter
Keywords: responsible affection supports your typical self-respecting exuberance.

Feb 01, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Moon
Keywords: emotional dialog clashes with your instinctive empathetic awareness.

Feb 05, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Uranus
Keywords: watchful nature opposes your inborn professional individuality.

Feb 05, 2004 - Tr. Mars trines Saturn
Keywords: loving swordsmanship supports your typical curious solitude.

Feb 07, 2004 - Tr. Mars trines Pluto
Keywords: cooperative courage supports your typical priority-clarifying honesty.

Feb 07, 2004 - Tr. Mars squares Sun
Keywords: interpersonally sensitive swordsmanship conflicts with your instinctive on-the-job identity.

Feb 08, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Mercury
Keywords: psychologically sophisticated identity is in tension with your inherent vocational dialog.

Feb 08, 2004 at 05:37 PM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Feb 08, 2004 at 05:37 PM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Feb 10, 2004 at 01:20 PM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

Feb 08, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Sun
Keywords: psychologically sophisticated dialog opposes your inborn vocational personality.

Feb 09, 2004 - Tr. Mars trines Mars
Keywords: loving swordsmanship supports your typical priority-clarifying courage.

Feb 09, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Neptune
Keywords: watchful communication conflicts with your instinctive assertive contemplation.

Feb 09, 2004 - Tr. Mars opposes Neptune
Keywords: empathetic swordsmanship opposes your inborn forceful inspiration.

Feb 09, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Saturn
Keywords: competent relating clashes with your instinctive open-minded composure.

Feb 10, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Sun
Keywords: helpful relating supports your typical on-the-job personality.

Feb 11, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Jupiter
Keywords: spontaneous identity clashes with your instinctive resourceful gambling.

Feb 11, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Moon
Keywords: spontaneous personality excites your native empathetic sensitivity.

Feb 17, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Uranus
Keywords: watchful conversation opposes your inborn vocational individuality.

Feb 18, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Mercury
Keywords: watchful dialog opposes your inborn career communication.

Feb 20, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Saturn
Keywords: playful identity excites your native intelligent solitude.

Feb 20, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Jupiter
Keywords: self-expressive dialog conflicts with your instinctive self-assured exuberance.

Feb 21, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Moon
Keywords: self-expressive dialog stimulates your normal loving awareness.

Feb 21, 2004 - Tr. Venus opposes Ascendant

The transiting Venus emerges again, suggesting experiences coming to you centered on other people with whom you are involved, and also encouraging you to relax and release tension now, perhaps with the help of music, art, or natural beauty.

Venus enters your Seventh House Feb 21, 2004. Traditionally the "House of Marriage," the Seventh House is actually a reference to anyone and everyone with whom you are open to intimacy. Whenever this part of the chart is stimulated, it's a signal that someone is coming into your life to adjust your attitude or your course, and that the adjustment is quite necessary and appropriate. Who is this person, and what is the message? We don't know exactly, but here's a clue: he, she, or it looks, feels, and sounds a lot like the Venus. One bottom line: the quality of your deepest human connections profoundly affects the quality of your life, and at least one of these human connections needs some attention during these days.


Feb 21, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Pluto
Keywords: imaginative nature is in tension with your inherent visionary investigation.

Feb 22, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Uranus
Keywords: empathetic human connection enhances your usual employment-oriented autonomy.

Feb 22, 2004 - Tr. Mars trines Venus
Keywords: collaborative swordsmanship supports your typical long-term relating.

Feb 22, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Mars
Keywords: imaginative nature opposes your inborn visionary courage.

Feb 23, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Neptune
Keywords: child-like identity supports your typical commanding imagination.

Feb 24, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Mercury
Keywords: loving human connection supports your typical work-oriented dialog.

Feb 26, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Saturn
Keywords: child-like dialog excites your native open-minded integrity.

Feb 26, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Pluto
Keywords: creative conversation opposes your inborn group-dynamical intensity.

Feb 27, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Mars
Keywords: imaginative communication is in tension with your inherent long-term courage.

Feb 27, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Neptune
Keywords: creative communication enhances your usual resolute imagination.

Feb 27, 2004 - Tr. Mars squares Uranus
Keywords: probing assertiveness conflicts with your instinctive work-oriented originality.

Feb 27, 2004 - Tr. Venus conjuncts Moon
Keywords: collaborative human connection fuses with your natural loving sensitivity.


March Invitation Peaks

Mar 11, 2004 - Tr. Uranus opposes Mars


March Mean Peaks

Mar 18, 2004 - Tr. Uranus trines Neptune
Mar 18, 2004 - Tr. Jupiter conjuncts Venus


March The Details

Mar 02, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Venus
Keywords: spontaneous identity is in tension with your inherent goal-oriented human connection.

Mar 02, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Venus
Keywords: playful conversation is in tension with your inherent group-dynamical affection.

Mar 03, 2004 - Tr. Mars squares Mercury
Keywords: psychologically deep swordsmanship clashes with your instinctive professional conversation.

Mar 07, 2004 at 01:17 AM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Mar 07, 2004 at 01:17 AM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Mar 08, 2004 at 08:00 PM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

Mar 07, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Saturn
Keywords: cooperative human connection enhances your usual verbal integrity.

Mar 07, 2004 - Saturn goes Direct (at 06°Ca17' in your 09th House)
Aspects: Sextile Mars, Opposite Saturn, Trine Neptune, Sextile Pluto.

Mar 08, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Pluto
Keywords: caring human connection supports your typical visionary honesty.

Mar 08, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Sun
Keywords: loving relating clashes with your instinctive career nature.

Mar 08, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Jupiter
Keywords: competent dialog supports your typical dignified opportunity.

Mar 08, 2004 - Tr. Mars opposes Jupiter
Keywords: psychologically deep courage opposes your inborn self-confident exuberance.

Mar 09, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Mars
Keywords: interpersonally sensitive affection enhances your usual long-term courage.

Mar 09, 2004 - Tr. Venus opposes Neptune
Keywords: loving affection opposes your inborn resolute inspiration.

Mar 12, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Jupiter
Keywords: painstaking personality enhances your usual financially savvy gambling.

Mar 13, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Saturn
Keywords: supportive dialog clashes with your instinctive curious integrity.

Mar 13, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Sun
Keywords: painstaking conversation enhances your usual professional nature.

Mar 16, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Venus
Keywords: collaborative human connection enhances your usual long-term relating.

Mar 20, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Uranus
Keywords: spooky relating conflicts with your instinctive career autonomy.

Mar 20, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Ascendant

The transiting Mercury surfaces again...this, as you may recall, is the harbinger of messages and new information to which you need to pay attention.

Mercury enters your Seventh House Mar 20, 2004. Traditionally the "House of Marriage," the Seventh House is actually a reference to anyone and everyone with whom you are open to intimacy. Whenever this part of the chart is stimulated, it's a signal that someone is coming into your life to adjust your attitude or your course, and that the adjustment is quite necessary and appropriate. Who is this person, and what is the message? We don't know exactly, but here's a clue: he, she, or it looks, feels, and sounds a lot like the Mercury. One bottom line: the quality of your deepest human connections profoundly affects the quality of your life, and at least one of these human connections needs some attention during these days.


Mar 20, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Uranus
Keywords: interpersonally sensitive conversation enhances your usual on-the-job autonomy.

Mar 21, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Saturn
Keywords: supportive identity clashes with your instinctive clever composure.

Mar 22, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Mercury
Keywords: caring dialog supports your typical career communication.

Mar 23, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Sun
Keywords: painstaking personality enhances your usual vocational identity.

Mar 23, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Mercury
Keywords: emotionally brave affection clashes with your instinctive career communication.

Mar 24, 2004 - Pluto turns Retrograde (at 22°Sg15' in your 03rd House)
Aspects: Trine Moon, Trine Mercury, Trine Uranus.

Mar 24, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Moon
Keywords: empathetic communication fuses with your natural caring attitude.

Mar 25, 2004 - Tr. Mars squares Pluto
Keywords: emotionally brave assertiveness conflicts with your instinctive goal-oriented intensity.

Mar 25, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Sun
Keywords: passionate swordsmanship stimulates your normal on-the-job personality.

Mar 26, 2004 - Tr. Venus opposes Jupiter
Keywords: emotionally brave affection is in tension with your inherent financially savvy exuberance.

Mar 27, 2004 - Tr. Mars squares Mars
Keywords: spooky swordsmanship clashes with your instinctive priority-clarifying assertiveness.


April Invitation Peaks

(None this month.)


April Mean Peaks

(None this month.)


April The Details

Apr 03, 2004 at 10:47 AM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Apr 03, 2004 at 10:47 AM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Apr 05, 2004 at 04:56 AM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

Apr 04, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Ascendant

The transiting Sun again -- this is the big searchlight that shines on each part of your chart in the course of a year, seeing if there's anything there that's just waiting for a little push...

Sun enters your Seventh House Apr 04, 2004. Traditionally the "House of Marriage," the Seventh House is actually a reference to anyone and everyone with whom you are open to intimacy. Whenever this part of the chart is stimulated, it's a signal that someone is coming into your life to adjust your attitude or your course, and that the adjustment is quite necessary and appropriate. Who is this person, and what is the message? We don't know exactly, but here's a clue: he, she, or it looks, feels, and sounds a lot like the Sun. One bottom line: the quality of your deepest human connections profoundly affects the quality of your life, and at least one of these human connections needs some attention during these days.


Apr 04, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Saturn
Keywords: collaborative conversation supports your typical curious integrity.

Apr 05, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Uranus
Keywords: loving nature enhances your usual professional originality.

Apr 06, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Pluto
Keywords: spooky affection conflicts with your instinctive priority-clarifying investigation.

Apr 06, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Sun
Keywords: emotionally brave relating excites your native employment-oriented nature.

Apr 06, 2004 at 03:18 PM - Mercury turns Retrograde

Mercury is turning Retrograde again. We described this phenomenon earlier, and you might want to look back and review it. Basically, it's a good time to delay signing contracts, buying mechanical things, or attempting significant communications. Mercury turns Retrograde Apr 06, 2004 at 03:18 PM and remains that way until sometime after the report period..

Apr 07, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Mars
Keywords: emotionally brave affection conflicts with your instinctive goal-oriented courage.

Apr 08, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Mercury
Keywords: cooperative identity enhances your usual on-the-job conversation.

Apr 08, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Saturn
Keywords: collaborative conversation enhances your usual clever composure.

Apr 09, 2004 - Tr. Mars squares Venus
Keywords: spooky courage conflicts with your instinctive priority-clarifying affection.

Apr 11, 2004 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Moon
Keywords: empathetic personality combines with your characteristic collaborative attitude.

Apr 14, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Uranus
Keywords: adventuresome swordsmanship stimulates your normal professional individuality.

Apr 17, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Venus
Keywords: penetratingly real relating clashes with your instinctive priority-clarifying affection.

Apr 19, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Mercury
Keywords: intellectually hungry swordsmanship excites your native career conversation.

Apr 21, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Saturn
Keywords: collaborative nature enhances your usual open-minded integrity.

Apr 22, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Uranus
Keywords: expansive affection stimulates your normal professional individuality.

Apr 22, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Pluto
Keywords: interpersonally sensitive nature enhances your usual long-term honesty.

Apr 22, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Sun
Keywords: caring nature clashes with your instinctive work-oriented identity.

Apr 23, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Mars
Keywords: loving identity supports your typical long-term courage.

Apr 23, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Neptune
Keywords: empathetic nature opposes your inborn commanding inspiration.

Apr 24, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Moon
Keywords: cooperative communication combines with your characteristic interpersonally sensitive awareness.

Apr 25, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Moon
Keywords: intellectually hungry swordsmanship stimulates your normal interpersonally sensitive awareness.

Apr 26, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Mercury
Keywords: intellectually hungry relating stimulates your normal career dialog.

Apr 30, 2004 at 08:44 PM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Apr 30, 2004 at 08:44 PM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins May 02, 2004 at 03:16 PM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.


May Invitation Peaks

(None this month.)


May Mean Peaks

May 02, 2004 - Tr. Neptune trines Ascendant
May 31, 2004 - Tr. Saturn sextiles Venus


May The Details

May 01, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Venus
Keywords: caring nature supports your typical strategic relating.

May 03, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Moon
Keywords: adventuresome relating stimulates your normal collaborative attitude.

May 04, 2004 - Jupiter goes Direct (at 08°Vi55' in your 11th House)
Aspects: Conjunct Venus, Conjunct Mars, Trine Saturn, Sextile Neptune, Conjunct Pluto.

May 05, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Uranus
Keywords: penetratingly real personality conflicts with your instinctive employment-oriented individuality.

May 06, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Moon
Keywords: cooperative dialog fuses with your natural collaborative awareness.

May 08, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Mercury
Keywords: spooky personality clashes with your instinctive employment-oriented communication.

May 09, 2004 - Tr. Mars opposes Saturn
Keywords: expansive assertiveness opposes your inborn clever composure.

May 11, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Pluto
Keywords: expansive assertiveness stimulates your normal group-dynamical intensity.

May 12, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Jupiter
Keywords: spooky nature opposes your inborn self-confident exuberance.

May 13, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Mars
Keywords: adventuresome swordsmanship excites your native goal-oriented assertiveness.

May 13, 2004 - Tr. Mars trines Neptune
Keywords: questing courage supports your typical assertive inspiration.

May 17, 2004 - Neptune turns Retrograde (at 15°Aq24' in your 04th House)
Aspects: Opposite Mercury, Square Jupiter, Opposite Uranus, Trine Ascendant.

May 17, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Saturn
Keywords: caring communication enhances your usual curious composure.

May 18, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Pluto
Keywords: interpersonally sensitive dialog supports your typical long-term honesty.

May 18, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Sun
Keywords: cooperative communication clashes with your instinctive employment-oriented nature.

May 19, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Mars
Keywords: caring dialog enhances your usual goal-oriented assertiveness.

May 19, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Neptune
Keywords: loving dialog is in tension with your inherent authoritative inspiration.

May 23, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Pluto
Keywords: emotionally brave personality clashes with your instinctive goal-oriented honesty.

May 23, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Sun
Keywords: passionate identity excites your native career nature.

May 24, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Mars
Keywords: passionate personality conflicts with your instinctive long-term swordsmanship.

May 25, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Venus
Keywords: loving communication supports your typical goal-oriented affection.

May 26, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Venus
Keywords: routine-shattering courage excites your native visionary relating.

May 28, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Uranus
Keywords: spooky communication conflicts with your instinctive on-the-job originality.

May 28, 2004 at 05:36 AM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again May 28, 2004 at 05:36 AM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins May 30, 2004 at 01:17 AM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

May 29, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Mercury
Keywords: emotionally brave communication conflicts with your instinctive professional dialog.

May 31, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Moon
Keywords: adventuresome human connection excites your native empathetic attitude.


June Invitation Peaks

Jun 26, 2004 - Tr. Saturn squares Ascendant


June Mean Peaks

Jun 01, 2004 - Tr. Neptune trines Ascendant
Jun 21, 2004 - Tr. Jupiter conjuncts Venus


June The Details

Jun 01, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Jupiter
Keywords: psychologically deep conversation is in tension with your inherent resourceful gambling.

Jun 02, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Venus
Keywords: psychologically deep personality conflicts with your instinctive strategic affection.

Jun 04, 2004 - Tr. Mars conjuncts Midheaven

The transiting Mars strikes again, implying that once more you find yourself in a brief season of assertiveness. Some conflict, inner or outer, requires working out, and now is the time...lest you become tense, argumentative, and difficult.

Mars arrives at a conjunction with your Midheaven Jun 04, 2004, and that always suggests a time of public visibility or career-related activity. The Midheaven is the top of the chart and corresponds to the most outward, visible parts of your life. It's an active point, generally not very subtle. To make the most of it, pretend that "all the world's a stage" and that the part you're playing is that of the Mars, as we just described it. Don't be shy. Ham it up a little, and make sure the people dozing in the back row don't miss any nuances.


Jun 05, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Uranus
Keywords: exploratory personality stimulates your normal work-oriented individuality.

Jun 06, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Mercury
Keywords: questing human connection excites your native employment-oriented dialog.

Jun 06, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Pluto
Keywords: spooky dialog conflicts with your instinctive strategic investigation.

Jun 06, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Sun
Keywords: psychologically deep dialog stimulates your normal work-oriented identity.

Jun 07, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Mars
Keywords: penetratingly real communication conflicts with your instinctive priority-clarifying courage.

Jun 09, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Mercury
Keywords: intellectually hungry personality stimulates your normal vocational communication.

Jun 10, 2004 - Uranus turns Retrograde (at 06°Pi48' in your 05th House)
Aspects: Opposite Venus, Opposite Mars, Trine Neptune, Opposite Pluto.

Jun 11, 2004 - Tr. Mars trines Jupiter
Keywords: work-oriented courage supports your typical self-confident gambling.

Jun 11, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Venus
Keywords: probing conversation clashes with your instinctive priority-clarifying affection.

Jun 11, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Uranus
Keywords: adventuresome relating stimulates your normal employment-oriented originality.

Jun 11, 2004 - Tr. Mars squares Moon
Keywords: professional courage conflicts with your instinctive collaborative attitude.

Jun 13, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Moon
Keywords: expansive identity stimulates your normal collaborative attitude.

Jun 13, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Uranus
Keywords: questing dialog excites your native vocational originality.

Jun 14, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Mercury
Keywords: expansive communication excites your native vocational conversation.

Jun 16, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Moon
Keywords: questing communication stimulates your normal empathetic awareness.

Jun 18, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Venus
Keywords: emotionally brave relating clashes with your instinctive priority-clarifying human connection.

Jun 20, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Saturn
Keywords: expansive conversation is in tension with your inherent intelligent integrity.

Jun 20, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Pluto
Keywords: expansive conversation stimulates your normal priority-clarifying honesty.

Jun 21, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Mars
Keywords: intellectually hungry conversation stimulates your normal visionary assertiveness.

Jun 21, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Neptune
Keywords: questing dialog supports your typical authoritative inspiration.

Jun 22, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Saturn
Keywords: exploratory nature opposes your inborn intelligent solitude.

Jun 23, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Pluto
Keywords: routine-shattering personality excites your native long-term intensity.

Jun 24, 2004 at 12:37 PM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Jun 24, 2004 at 12:37 PM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Jun 26, 2004 at 09:34 AM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

Jun 24, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Mars
Keywords: questing identity excites your native long-term swordsmanship.

Jun 25, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Neptune
Keywords: expansive nature supports your typical assertive inspiration.

Jun 25, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Venus
Keywords: exploratory dialog excites your native long-term relating.

Jun 28, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Midheaven

The transiting Mercury surfaces again...this, as you may recall, is the harbinger of messages and new information to which you need to pay attention.

Mercury arrives at a conjunction with your Midheaven Jun 28, 2004, and that always suggests a time of public visibility or career-related activity. The Midheaven is the top of the chart and corresponds to the most outward, visible parts of your life. It's an active point, generally not very subtle. To make the most of it, pretend that "all the world's a stage" and that the part you're playing is that of the Mercury, as we just described it. Don't be shy. Ham it up a little, and make sure the people dozing in the back row don't miss any nuances.


Jun 28, 2004 - Tr. Mars conjuncts Sun
Keywords: on-the-job swordsmanship combines with your characteristic vocational personality.

Jun 30, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Jupiter
Keywords: vocational communication enhances your usual resourceful opportunity.

Jun 30, 2004 - Tr. Mars squares Neptune
Keywords: vocational courage clashes with your instinctive commanding inspiration.

Jun 30, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Moon
Keywords: professional communication conflicts with your instinctive empathetic attitude.


July Invitation Peaks

Jul 16, 2004 - Tr. Saturn conjuncts Midheaven
Jul 16, 2004 - Tr. Saturn enters Tenth House


July Mean Peaks

Jul 06, 2004 - Pr. Moon squares Venus
Jul 28, 2004 - Tr. Jupiter sextiles Midheaven


July The Details

Jul 03, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Venus
Keywords: intellectually hungry nature excites your native group-dynamical human connection.

Jul 06, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Sun
Keywords: on-the-job communication combines with your characteristic work-oriented nature.

Jul 06, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Neptune
Keywords: professional dialog conflicts with your instinctive forceful inspiration.

Jul 09, 2004 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Midheaven

The transiting Sun again -- this is the big searchlight that shines on each part of your chart in the course of a year, seeing if there's anything there that's just waiting for a little push...

The Sun arrives at a conjunction with your Midheaven Jul 09, 2004, and that always suggests a time of public visibility or career-related activity. The Midheaven is the top of the chart and corresponds to the most outward, visible parts of your life. It's an active point, generally not very subtle. To make the most of it, pretend that "all the world's a stage" and that the part you're playing is that of the Sun, as we just described it. Don't be shy. Ham it up a little, and make sure the people dozing in the back row don't miss any nuances.


Jul 11, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Venus
Keywords: emotionally brave affection clashes with your instinctive visionary human connection.

Jul 14, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Uranus
Keywords: vocational communication fuses with your natural career originality.

Jul 14, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Jupiter
Keywords: employment-oriented nature supports your typical self-confident opportunity.

Jul 14, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Moon
Keywords: employment-oriented identity conflicts with your instinctive empathetic awareness.

Jul 16, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Mercury
Keywords: work-oriented communication fuses with your natural vocational dialog.

Jul 18, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Jupiter
Keywords: goal-oriented communication clashes with your instinctive dignified gambling.

Jul 18, 2004 - Tr. Mars conjuncts Uranus
Keywords: on-the-job courage combines with your characteristic vocational autonomy.

Jul 19, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Moon
Keywords: visionary communication enhances your usual collaborative awareness.

Jul 19, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Uranus
Keywords: expansive affection stimulates your normal vocational originality.

Jul 21, 2004 at 06:17 PM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Jul 21, 2004 at 06:17 PM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Jul 23, 2004 at 03:51 PM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

Jul 23, 2004 - Tr. Mars conjuncts Mercury
Keywords: vocational swordsmanship fuses with your natural on-the-job conversation.

Jul 23, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Mercury
Keywords: intellectually hungry relating excites your native professional dialog.

Jul 25, 2004 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Sun
Keywords: professional nature fuses with your natural vocational identity.

Jul 26, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Neptune
Keywords: career nature clashes with your instinctive resolute inspiration.

Jul 27, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Saturn
Keywords: priority-clarifying communication supports your typical intelligent solitude.

Jul 28, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Pluto
Keywords: goal-oriented conversation combines with your characteristic long-term honesty.

Jul 28, 2004 - Tr. Mars squares Jupiter
Keywords: long-term courage conflicts with your instinctive dignified exuberance.

Jul 29, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Moon
Keywords: intellectually hungry relating stimulates your normal loving awareness.

Jul 29, 2004 - Tr. Mars trines Moon
Keywords: group-dynamical assertiveness supports your typical cooperative attitude.

Jul 29, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Mars
Keywords: group-dynamical conversation combines with your characteristic visionary assertiveness.

Jul 30, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Neptune
Keywords: visionary communication excites your native forceful contemplation.


August Invitation Peaks

Aug 11, 2004 - Tr. Jupiter enters Twelfth House
Aug 18, 2004 - Pr. Moon enters Third House
Aug 24, 2004 - Tr. Saturn squares Moon


August Mean Peaks

Aug 19, 2004 - Tr. Jupiter sextiles Jupiter
Aug 20, 2004 - Tr. Saturn trines Jupiter


August The Details

Aug 07, 2004 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Uranus
Keywords: work-oriented personality combines with your characteristic career individuality.

Aug 09, 2004 - Tr. Venus opposes Saturn
Keywords: expansive affection opposes your inborn verbal solitude.

Aug 09, 2004 at 07:27 PM - Mercury turns Retrograde

Mercury is turning Retrograde again. We described this phenomenon earlier, and you might want to look back and review it. Basically, it's a good time to delay signing contracts, buying mechanical things, or attempting significant communications. Mercury turns Retrograde Aug 09, 2004 at 07:27 PM and remains that way until sometime after the report period..

Aug 10, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Pluto
Keywords: expansive relating excites your native priority-clarifying investigation.

Aug 10, 2004 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Mercury
Keywords: work-oriented personality combines with your characteristic career dialog.

Aug 11, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Mars
Keywords: intellectually hungry human connection excites your native group-dynamical swordsmanship.

Aug 11, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Neptune
Keywords: intellectually hungry human connection enhances your usual resolute contemplation.

Aug 12, 2004 - Tr. Mars trines Saturn
Keywords: goal-oriented assertiveness enhances your usual intelligent solitude.

Aug 14, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Jupiter
Keywords: strategic personality conflicts with your instinctive resourceful exuberance.

Aug 14, 2004 - Tr. Mars conjuncts Pluto
Keywords: visionary swordsmanship combines with your characteristic strategic honesty.

Aug 14, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Moon
Keywords: strategic personality enhances your usual interpersonally sensitive attitude.

Aug 16, 2004 - Tr. Mars conjuncts Mars
Keywords: priority-clarifying assertiveness combines with your characteristic goal-oriented swordsmanship.

Aug 16, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Neptune
Keywords: long-term courage stimulates your normal assertive inspiration.

Aug 17, 2004 at 11:56 PM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Aug 17, 2004 at 11:56 PM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Aug 19, 2004 at 09:14 PM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

Aug 20, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Neptune
Keywords: priority-clarifying conversation stimulates your normal resolute inspiration.

Aug 20, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Venus
Keywords: expansive human connection excites your native visionary affection.

Aug 20, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Mars
Keywords: visionary conversation combines with your characteristic long-term swordsmanship.

Aug 21, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Pluto
Keywords: group-dynamical dialog combines with your characteristic goal-oriented honesty.

Aug 22, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Saturn
Keywords: strategic communication supports your typical verbal composure.

Aug 24, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Saturn
Keywords: strategic personality enhances your usual intelligent integrity.

Aug 25, 2004 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Pluto
Keywords: visionary personality combines with your characteristic priority-clarifying intensity.

Aug 26, 2004 - Tr. Venus conjuncts Midheaven

The transiting Venus emerges again, suggesting experiences coming to you centered on other people with whom you are involved, and also encouraging you to relax and release tension now, perhaps with the help of music, art, or natural beauty.

Venus arrives at a conjunction with your Midheaven Aug 26, 2004, and that always suggests a time of public visibility or career-related activity. The Midheaven is the top of the chart and corresponds to the most outward, visible parts of your life. It's an active point, generally not very subtle. To make the most of it, pretend that "all the world's a stage" and that the part you're playing is that of the Venus, as we just described it. Don't be shy. Ham it up a little, and make sure the people dozing in the back row don't miss any nuances.


Aug 26, 2004 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Mars
Keywords: visionary nature fuses with your natural goal-oriented assertiveness.

Aug 26, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Neptune
Keywords: goal-oriented identity stimulates your normal commanding imagination.

Aug 29, 2004 - Tr. Mars conjuncts Venus
Keywords: long-term courage combines with your characteristic visionary affection.

Aug 30, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Jupiter
Keywords: work-oriented human connection supports your typical self-respecting gambling.

Aug 30, 2004 - Pluto goes Direct (at 19°Sg32' in your 03rd House)
Aspects: Trine Moon, Trine Mercury, Square Venus, Trine Uranus, Sextile Ascendant.

Aug 30, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Moon
Keywords: work-oriented relating clashes with your instinctive cooperative awareness.


September Invitation Peaks

Sep 21, 2004 - Tr. Uranus opposes Mars


September Mean Peaks

Sep 11, 2004 - Tr. Uranus trines Neptune
Sep 27, 2004 - Pr. Moon sextiles Ascendant


September The Details

Sep 04, 2004 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Venus
Keywords: priority-clarifying personality fuses with your natural long-term affection.

Sep 09, 2004 - Tr. Venus conjuncts Sun
Keywords: on-the-job relating combines with your characteristic career nature.

Sep 10, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Neptune
Keywords: vocational relating conflicts with your instinctive commanding contemplation.

Sep 11, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Saturn
Keywords: strategic communication supports your typical curious solitude.

Sep 12, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Pluto
Keywords: strategic dialog fuses with your natural goal-oriented investigation.

Sep 13, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Mars
Keywords: visionary dialog fuses with your natural priority-clarifying assertiveness.

Sep 13, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Neptune
Keywords: group-dynamical dialog stimulates your normal commanding inspiration.

Sep 14, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Jupiter
Keywords: quiet assertiveness stimulates your normal dignified gambling.

Sep 14, 2004 at 06:56 AM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Sep 14, 2004 at 06:56 AM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Sep 16, 2004 at 03:28 AM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

Sep 14, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Jupiter
Keywords: meditative personality excites your native self-respecting exuberance.

Sep 18, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Venus
Keywords: visionary communication combines with your characteristic priority-clarifying human connection.

Sep 21, 2004 - Tr. Venus conjuncts Uranus
Keywords: work-oriented human connection fuses with your natural employment-oriented autonomy.

Sep 23, 2004 - Tr. Venus conjuncts Mercury
Keywords: professional human connection combines with your characteristic work-oriented communication.

Sep 24, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Jupiter
Keywords: spiritually open communication excites your native self-respecting gambling.

Sep 24, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Saturn
Keywords: withdrawn nature clashes with your instinctive inventive integrity.

Sep 25, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Sun
Keywords: quiet personality excites your native on-the-job identity.

Sep 26, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Jupiter
Keywords: long-term relating conflicts with your instinctive self-confident gambling.

Sep 27, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Moon
Keywords: visionary relating supports your typical caring attitude.

Sep 28, 2004 - Tr. Mars squares Saturn
Keywords: private assertiveness clashes with your instinctive clever solitude.

Sep 29, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Saturn
Keywords: reclusive dialog conflicts with your instinctive clever solitude.

Sep 29, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Sun
Keywords: withdrawn communication stimulates your normal on-the-job nature.

Sep 30, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Sun
Keywords: private assertiveness stimulates your normal employment-oriented nature.


October Invitation Peaks

(None this month.)


October Mean Peaks

Oct 02, 2004 - Tr. Jupiter squares Saturn
Oct 08, 2004 - Tr. Jupiter sextiles Sun
Oct 09, 2004 - Pr. Moon trines Uranus


October The Details

Oct 04, 2004 - Tr. Venus trines Saturn
Keywords: goal-oriented human connection supports your typical intelligent composure.

Oct 06, 2004 - Tr. Venus conjuncts Pluto
Keywords: priority-clarifying relating combines with your characteristic long-term intensity.

Oct 06, 2004 - Tr. Venus conjuncts Mars
Keywords: visionary relating fuses with your natural long-term swordsmanship.

Oct 06, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Ascendant

The transiting Mercury surfaces again...this, as you may recall, is the harbinger of messages and new information to which you need to pay attention.

Mercury arrives at a conjunction with your Ascendent Oct 06, 2004, and that always suggests a colorful, active few days. A new cycle of experience is beginning for you. It's not earth-shaking in its implications, but you'll be happier if you act positively in the spirit of the Mercury. The ball is in your court. Decisive action, imprudent action, or inaction on your part now will have long-term effects, just as the experiences of childhood leave their mark on the adult character. Don't be afraid of a little apparent selfishness now. There are seasons of giving and seasons of taking; this one is for taking.


Oct 07, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Neptune
Keywords: goal-oriented relating excites your native decisive contemplation.

Oct 07, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Uranus
Keywords: resolute dialog stimulates your normal vocational individuality.

Oct 08, 2004 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Ascendant

The transiting Sun again -- this is the big searchlight that shines on each part of your chart in the course of a year, seeing if there's anything there that's just waiting for a little push...

The Sun arrives at a conjunction with your Ascendent Oct 08, 2004, and that always suggests a colorful, active few days. A new cycle of experience is beginning for you. It's not earth-shaking in its implications, but you'll be happier if you act positively in the spirit of the Sun. The ball is in your court. Decisive action, imprudent action, or inaction on your part now will have long-term effects, just as the experiences of childhood leave their mark on the adult character. Don't be afraid of a little apparent selfishness now. There are seasons of giving and seasons of taking; this one is for taking.


Oct 08, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Uranus
Keywords: resolute personality stimulates your normal on-the-job autonomy.

Oct 08, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Mercury
Keywords: forceful conversation excites your native vocational dialog.

Oct 11, 2004 - Tr. Mercury opposes Moon
Keywords: assertive dialog is in tension with your inherent empathetic sensitivity.

Oct 11, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Mercury
Keywords: authoritative personality stimulates your normal professional dialog.

Oct 11, 2004 at 03:41 PM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Oct 11, 2004 at 03:41 PM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Oct 13, 2004 at 11:45 AM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

Oct 13, 2004 - Tr. Venus conjuncts Venus
Keywords: long-term relating fuses with your natural strategic human connection.

Oct 15, 2004 - Tr. Sun opposes Moon
Keywords: assertive personality opposes your inborn cooperative attitude.

Oct 16, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Saturn
Keywords: decisive communication stimulates your normal clever solitude.

Oct 17, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Pluto
Keywords: resolute dialog excites your native priority-clarifying honesty.

Oct 17, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Sun
Keywords: resolute dialog conflicts with your instinctive career identity.

Oct 18, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Mars
Keywords: authoritative dialog stimulates your normal priority-clarifying assertiveness.

Oct 18, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Neptune
Keywords: resolute conversation combines with your characteristic forceful contemplation.

Oct 19, 2004 - Tr. Mars conjuncts Ascendant

The transiting Mars strikes again, implying that once more you find yourself in a brief season of assertiveness. Some conflict, inner or outer, requires working out, and now is the time...lest you become tense, argumentative, and difficult.

Mars arrives at a conjunction with your Ascendent Oct 19, 2004, and that always suggests a colorful, active few days. A new cycle of experience is beginning for you. It's not earth-shaking in its implications, but you'll be happier if you act positively in the spirit of the Mars. The ball is in your court. Decisive action, imprudent action, or inaction on your part now will have long-term effects, just as the experiences of childhood leave their mark on the adult character. Don't be afraid of a little apparent selfishness now. There are seasons of giving and seasons of taking; this one is for taking.


Oct 20, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Uranus
Keywords: commanding courage excites your native employment-oriented individuality.

Oct 22, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Jupiter
Keywords: withdrawn human connection stimulates your normal dignified gambling.

Oct 23, 2004 - Tr. Mercury sextiles Venus
Keywords: authoritative dialog excites your native goal-oriented relating.

Oct 24, 2004 - Neptune goes Direct (at 12°Aq36' in your 04th House)
Aspects: Opposite Mercury, Opposite Uranus, Trine Ascendant.

Oct 24, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Saturn
Keywords: commanding nature stimulates your normal open-minded integrity.

Oct 25, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Mercury
Keywords: forceful swordsmanship stimulates your normal on-the-job conversation.

Oct 25, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Pluto
Keywords: decisive identity stimulates your normal long-term intensity.

Oct 25, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Sun
Keywords: authoritative personality conflicts with your instinctive vocational nature.

Oct 25, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Uranus
Keywords: self-respecting dialog conflicts with your instinctive professional originality.

Oct 26, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Mars
Keywords: decisive nature excites your native visionary assertiveness.

Oct 27, 2004 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Neptune
Keywords: authoritative personality fuses with your natural resolute contemplation.

Oct 27, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Mercury
Keywords: self-assured conversation conflicts with your instinctive on-the-job communication.

Oct 30, 2004 - Tr. Mercury conjuncts Jupiter
Keywords: dignified dialog fuses with your natural self-assured exuberance.

Oct 30, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Saturn
Keywords: private relating conflicts with your instinctive verbal composure.

Oct 30, 2004 - Tr. Mars opposes Moon
Keywords: decisive assertiveness is in tension with your inherent collaborative awareness.

Oct 31, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Sun
Keywords: reclusive relating stimulates your normal professional personality.


November Invitation Peaks

Nov 04, 2004 - Tr. Uranus opposes Pluto
Nov 18, 2004 - Tr. Uranus opposes Pluto


November Mean Peaks

(None this month.)


November The Details

Nov 03, 2004 - Tr. Sun sextiles Venus
Keywords: forceful identity stimulates your normal long-term human connection.

Nov 06, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Pluto
Keywords: self-assured communication conflicts with your instinctive visionary intensity.

Nov 06, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Sun
Keywords: self-respecting dialog supports your typical employment-oriented personality.

Nov 07, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Mars
Keywords: self-respecting dialog conflicts with your instinctive goal-oriented assertiveness.

Nov 07, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Uranus
Keywords: resourceful identity conflicts with your instinctive work-oriented autonomy.

Nov 08, 2004 - Saturn turns Retrograde (at 27°Ca21' in your 10th House)
Aspects: Square Moon, Conjunct Sun, Trine Jupiter, Square Neptune.

Nov 08, 2004 at 01:20 AM - Tr. Moon enters Twelfth House

This month, the transiting Moon crosses into your natal Twelfth House again Nov 08, 2004 at 01:20 AM. It emerges and a new emotional cycle begins Nov 09, 2004 at 09:46 PM. As we discussed earlier, this represents a brief period in which you serve your own ultimate interests best by relaxing a bit, taking some extra precautions against physical mishaps, and most importantly, delaying any major new starts, insofar as that's possible.

Nov 10, 2004 - Tr. Venus conjuncts Ascendant

The transiting Venus emerges again, suggesting experiences coming to you centered on other people with whom you are involved, and also encouraging you to relax and release tension now, perhaps with the help of music, art, or natural beauty.

Venus arrives at a conjunction with your Ascendent Nov 10, 2004, and that always suggests a colorful, active few days. A new cycle of experience is beginning for you. It's not earth-shaking in its implications, but you'll be happier if you act positively in the spirit of the Venus. The ball is in your court. Decisive action, imprudent action, or inaction on your part now will have long-term effects, just as the experiences of childhood leave their mark on the adult character. Don't be afraid of a little apparent selfishness now. There are seasons of giving and seasons of taking; this one is for taking.


Nov 10, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Mercury
Keywords: self-confident nature conflicts with your instinctive professional communication.

Nov 10, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Uranus
Keywords: authoritative relating stimulates your normal professional autonomy.

Nov 11, 2004 - Uranus goes Direct (at 02°Pi52' in your 05th House)
Aspects: Opposite Mars, Sextile Saturn, Trine Neptune, Opposite Pluto.

Nov 13, 2004 - Tr. Mercury squares Venus
Keywords: self-respecting communication clashes with your instinctive priority-clarifying affection.

Nov 13, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Mercury
Keywords: resolute relating excites your native vocational conversation.

Nov 13, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Saturn
Keywords: assertive courage excites your native clever composure.

Nov 14, 2004 - Tr. Sun conjuncts Jupiter
Keywords: financially savvy personality combines with your characteristic self-confident gambling.

Nov 15, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Pluto
Keywords: resolute courage excites your native long-term honesty.

Nov 15, 2004 - Tr. Mars squares Sun
Keywords: decisive swordsmanship clashes with your instinctive professional identity.

Nov 16, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Uranus
Keywords: inventive dialog enhances your usual work-oriented originality.

Nov 16, 2004 - Tr. Venus opposes Moon
Keywords: decisive relating opposes your inborn collaborative awareness.

Nov 16, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Mars
Keywords: forceful assertiveness excites your native visionary swordsmanship.

Nov 17, 2004 - Tr. Mars conjuncts Neptune
Keywords: assertive assertiveness fuses with your natural decisive imagination.

Nov 18, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Mercury
Keywords: curious conversation enhances your usual professional communication.

Nov 22, 2004 - Tr. Mercury trines Moon
Keywords: curious communication supports your typical caring attitude.

Nov 23, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Saturn
Keywords: decisive human connection excites your native verbal composure.

Nov 24, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Pluto
Keywords: self-confident personality clashes with your instinctive priority-clarifying intensity.

Nov 24, 2004 - Tr. Sun trines Sun
Keywords: self-assured personality supports your typical vocational identity.

Nov 24, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Pluto
Keywords: authoritative relating stimulates your normal visionary investigation.

Nov 24, 2004 - Tr. Venus squares Sun
Keywords: forceful relating conflicts with your instinctive on-the-job nature.

Nov 25, 2004 - Tr. Venus sextiles Mars
Keywords: authoritative affection excites your native visionary assertiveness.

Nov 25, 2004 - Tr. Sun squares Mars
Keywords: self-confident identity clashes with your instinctive goal-oriented courage.

Nov 25, 2004 - Tr. Venus conjuncts Neptune
Keywords: resolute affection combines with your characteristic forceful inspiration.

Nov 29, 2004 - Tr. Mars sextiles Venus
Keywords: forceful assertiveness stimulates your normal goal-oriented human connection.

Nov 30, 2004 at 07:10 AM - Mercury turns Retrograde

Mercury is turning Retrograde again. We described this phenomenon earlier, and you might want to look back and review it. Basically, it's a good time to delay signing contracts, buying mechanical things, or attempting significant communications. Mercury turns Retrograde Nov 30, 2004 at 07:10 AM and remains that way until sometime after the report period..