Thursday, April 22, 2010

Neptune transiting the Ascendant and the First House

I have now Neptune transiting my first house.

Actually, it's difficult to realize the exact moment that Neptune transits your ASC because it is so slow that its transformation last for some several years.

I can relate to the often described isolation feeling of Neptune when it was finishing its tweltth house transit. Actually it felt it stronger and stronger but as a certain point, I was filled with much idealism, sensitivity, spirituality, poetry, (some depression too), and an inner connection, without realizing. This took me about 4 years. When it was around the ASC I even experimented with psychedelic plants, and did much artistic stuff. Since my ASC is mid Aquarius, I had already Uranus transiting my first house at that time, and both Uranus and Neptune crossing my ASC were moments of much openness to the world, and inner revolutions.

In these last 6 years that Neptune has been transiting my first house, I am filled with great ideals, mostly connected to help mankind or the planet, and I actually do stuff for this. I feel different and unique but that's not a problem for me.For the past 5 years I also felt very confused in my professional direction, so confused. Recently, I finally realized I had to do something meanigful and mainly live in the moment, and stay connected to my inner yearnings. I guess Neptune transiting the first house is all about this. Rediscovering your inner world. Certainly, I discovered a much richer inner world from what I experienced 10 years ago!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Astrology - What to expect in 2010?

As I have written for over 3 years, the T-square in 2009-2015 is a time of much change on the air. If we only focus in the Uranus Saturn opposition, which occurs every 45 years, we will find years of much change and unpredictable events, even major volcanic eruptions, like now!

Look at the interesting pattern of social revolutions and volcanic eruptions in Iceland:

2010 Minor flu pandemic, Global recession, Civil unrest worldwide, Iceland volcano erupts again
1965 Sixties, Revolutions of 1968, Minor flu pandemic, Major technological advance
1919 End of world war I, Katla erupts in Iceland, Russian Revolution, Spanish flu
1873 Long depression, (Krakatoa erupts but only in 1783), Second industrial revolution
1829 Minor revolutions, (Katla erupted in 1823 in Iceland)
1784 American and French Revolutions, Laki erupts in Iceland, First industrial revolution

Look for further civil unrest (like Thailand, Turkey, Greece...), one or two major revolutions, continuation of the economic unrest, one Middle East war (like in 1966), corporative scandals (Catholic Church for example), rebel acts (like those of the American or the Protestant Revolutions), climate extremes and some major natural disaster (Haiti, Chile, China...), great scientific discoveries and major technological advance (I wonder what will be). It will be an eventful summer.

At a personal level, there will be exciting and unexpected opportunities and shifts!

But don't worry much about it, in fact don't worry. Uranus likes to stir up things, unpredictable events, but this only serves as a trigger for further social consciousness change and progress. We have survived the economic crises, the pandemic flu. Can you feel the change? It's a trigger of EVOLUTION.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dates to watch out on your chart in 2010

If you have planets in late Pisces or early Aries, late Sagittarius or early Capricorn, late Virgo or early Libra, late Gemini or early Cancer, follow the period around these days very closely. It's very likely that you already began this powerful transformation period.

As a rule of thumb, those born between 15-26 March, June, September, December, are the mostly affected. Watch about 5 days before and afterwards the indicated dates.

15 March 2010 - T-square between Sun/New Moon/Uranus/Mercury, Pluto, and Saturn (25-28º).

26 June 2010- Grand cross between Sun/Mercury, Pluto/Full Moon/North Node, Jupiter/Uranus, and Saturn (1-5º). A very powerful week.

1 August 2010- T-square between Mars/Saturn, Uranus/Jupiter/Moon, and Pluto (0-4º). Perhaps the most intense months of 2010 will be July, August and September.

23 September 2010- T-square between Sun/Saturn, Jupiter/Uranus/Full Moon, and Pluto (29-1º)

20 December 2010- T-square between Sun/Mercury/Pluto/Mars/North Node, Uranus/Jupiter and Full Moon (26-30º, 5-6º). A quite heavy and intense mood.

Globally, the second half of 2010 will be intense and dramatic, particularly between August and September (Mars in Libra) and December (Mars in Capricorn)

Saturn in Libra - the many huge world summits. Trying to solve climate change, economic prosperity and global peace

Saturn in Libra often correlates with international crises and international efforts of diplomacy. Former examples include a major Cold War crises in 1981, the Suez crises in 1956 or the Korean crises in 1952. These were indeed difficult times for global peace.

I have the feeling that this world summit, the biggest in 60 years, is perhaps to discuss what to do if a nuclear war somewhere in the world breaks out. We saw recently huge world summits to discuss the global economy and climate change last year. This is the square between Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Libra, at its best. Huge summits, international agreements, diplomacy. Unfortunately, these world summits have little meaning if they don't result in practical action and, importantly, in bringing forward the correct solutions.

In my own opinion, the world leaders are bringing forward wrong solutions. The economic crises is not solved by bailing out banks that behaved badly. Nor is climate change solved by taxing pollution. Nor can the world get global peace by reducing nuclear stockpiles. This is all WRONG. These are half-measures. The cardinal T-square is a crises of identity, of direction and basic needs.

Economic prosperity needs sustainability and confidence. We cannot afford an economic collapse. We bring forward the idea that caring for the next one is more important than creating profit. The current crises is solved by cutting the evil at its root. Not be increasing dependency. The economic model needs to get rid of the unsustainable practices of "loaning", "interest rates" and "debt". These behaviors only increase dependency. We need to put people first, motivate people to share resources, to create global abundance. We must remember that we are here to be happy, to love, to have fun, not to enslave ourselves and others to profit-making.

Climate change is obviously solved by creating greener policies. We cannot afford catastrophic climate change. Solutions include alternative energy, free energy, ending the oil economy, making new electric cars and planes, and the massive planting of forests worldwide. Our cities must be sustainable. Our environment is our home. We must respect our planet and the other species and their habitats. Our survival depends on our environment. You too can make your own difference.

Global peace is brought by trust, not by demands from the global powers that the other have to reduce their nuclear arms. We cannot afford a nuclear war. Create trust, not war. Distrust does not help! Let each have its own responsibility. Every country must become nuclear-free or at least pledge to create peace. Nuclear residues are a huge problem. Perhaps the wisest thing would be to move to cleaner alternative energies. The United States and Europe must give the example. We must see every other country as our brother.

What we need it's a big change of thinking!

Cardinal action between 2010 and 2015 results in a crises related to many big issues: climate change, economic security and global peace.

Pluto in Capricorn - Crises in Catholic Church, and other institutions

500 years ago, when Pluto was transiting Capricorn, Luther revolted against the Church, resulting in a big crises to that institution, and bringing forward much needed change. 250 years ago, when Pluto was again transiting Capricorn, the American and French Revolutions, created governments which separated from the Church and revolted against the established order (e.g. Monarchy). Currently, the same situation is unfolding as the Church is stuck in a scandal of epic proportions, and refuses to come clean, losing support from the public opinion. The same goes for banks, big corporations, and governments. We had protests in much of Europe, and in many other countries of the world. This is nothing yet. Wait until Uranus squares Pluto by 2014, and when Pluto transits Aquarius by 2028, and you surely can bet that the world will be much more open to revolutionary ideas. The revolutions will be wide and radical.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Volcanic winters and astrological aspects

In the past centuries there were some volcanic winters (very cold years following a major volcanic eruption). These caused disruptions in agriculture, famines and socio-economic unrest.
  • 535. Uranus/Saturn conjunction (in Leo), opposed by Neptune (in Aquarius), and formed a T-SQUARE with Jupiter (in Scorpio). Pluto in early Capricorn. Worldwide famine.
  • 1258. Square Pluto/Saturn (in Sag/Pis), opposition Uranus/Jupiter (in Ari/Lib), Neptune in Cancer. Some famine.
  • 1315. Nine years following a Uranus/Neptune/Saturn/Jupiter mega CONJUNTION in Scorpio. During the event, a major Uranus/Pluto square (in mid Sagittarius and Pisces), with Saturn in Capricorn. Two years later, Neptune/Saturn square and Pluto/Saturn conjunction. Great famine.
  • 1452. Two years later a Uranus/Pluto conjunction (in mid Leo), that formed a T-SQUARE with Saturn (Scorpio) and Jupiter (Taurus). Fall of Constantinople.
  • 1600. Two years after a Uranus/Pluto conjunction (in mid Aries), that formed a T-SQUARE with Saturn (in Libra) and Jupiter (in Cancer). Neptune in Virgo. Significant famine.
  • 1783. T-SQUARE between Saturn/Jupiter (in mid Capricorn), Uranus (in Cancer), Neptune (in Libra). Pluto in Aquarius. French Revolution.
  • 1815. Three years later there is a DOUBLE square between Pluto/Saturn (in late Pisces) to Uranus/Neptune (in Sagittarius). The Pluto/Neptune square was already occuring at the time of the eruption. Jupiter in Libra. Year without summer.
  • 1883. One year after two major conjunctions Neptune/Saturn and Pluto/Saturn in Taurus. Uranus in Virgo. Jupiter in Cancer. Long depression.
  • 1991. One year after the triple conjunction of Uranus/Neptune/Saturn (in early Capricorn), opposed by Jupiter (in Cancer). Pluto in Scorpio. Pinatubo eruption.
Which astrological factors are recurrent?
- T-squares, squares and conjunctions between 3 or more planets
- A tendency for cardinal signs
- A tendency for an outer planet transiting an earth sign
  • 2011. T-square between Uranus/Jupiter (in Aries), Saturn (in Libra) and Pluto (in Capricorn). Volcanic winter likely between now and 2015.
  • 2020. Triple conjunction Pluto/Saturn/Jupiter in Capricorn, Uranus in early Taurus. Volcanic winter also likely by around 2020.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

T-squares and major global change: next time 2010-2015

There were very few T-squares between the outer planets in the last 400 years. They all correlated with very important global events.

- Cardinal T-squares:

2011- ? (Major social, economic, millitary, scientific and geological changes)
1931- Great Depression, early events leading up to WWII a few years later
1910- Shortly before WWI
1826- Some revolutions in Europe
1783- Just after American Revolution and before French Revolution
1615- Start of the european large-scale 30 years War.

- Fixed T-squares

1873- Long Depression, Second Industrial Revolution
1795- During French Revolution, shortly before the Napoleonic Wars

- Mutable T-squares

1966- The Sixties!
1755- Start of Seven Year War, which preceeded the American Revolution
1693-Glorious Revolution, War of Grand Alliance
1641- English Civil War, End of 30 Year War, Some revolutions

As you see, in the next 10 years we should have lots of powerful events.
Possibility of major revolutions, wars and socio-economic crises.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The second house: what do you choose to value?

Second house represents (as I see it) a manifestation of the new promise (new self) that emerges during the transits on the first house. For example, I have created some new plans for the future when Jupiter were transiting my first house in Aquarius. I was also selected for a volunteer program abroad. Now, as Jupiter moves into the 2nd, I will manifest those ideas into practice. I will begin my travel next month.
This type of pattern also happen as Mars transits through my first and second house. In a way, transits through the second house are a continuation of the transits through the first, but on a more pratical level. Succedent houses play a necessarily supportive role. They're meant to stabilize whatever the angular house has launched. However, this is a "get real" house. We must learn how to use our own resources (talents, money, opportunities, people). Nevertheless, we have to fit our own survival with our original individual purpose. Like Dane Rudhyar said, "nothing is more futile and spiritually empty than having without being, and this is true of all kinds of possessing".

The second house is also what we own and value. In a way, it feels to me, that the second house is taking life with our own hands. We rediscover ourselves in the first house, we claim life to ourselves (and all its resources) in the second house. We are aware of a pratical choice. What happens, depends on what we choose to value. For some it's money, for me it's joy and fulfillment. Talk about this at

The first house. Who am I?

The first house is one of the most important houses. Its cusp is what is often called as the Ascendant or the Rising Sign. It's a cardinal house, this is, an house of identity, or new direction. The first house asks us a very simple and important question: "who am I?", "who do I wish to become?", "what can I create new on my life?". There is a greater wish for personal independence, asserting who we are, and what we wish. For this reason, it's also a house of new begginings, a house of a new promise, when there is a transiting planet here. Crises can often happen, when there are outer planets transiting in the first house. There are "endings" and "new begginings" as a planet transits from the twelfth house to the first house. It's a question of identity.

Jupiter transiting here brings a year full of optimism, new dreams and wishes, new opportunities, a very expansive view of life. Saturn asks us to reaccess how do we see ourselves. I had Uranus transiting the first house some years ago; this was a very exciting period, full of change. After the many years of a low profile and isolation (transiting Uranus in house 11 and 12), you jump boldly into the world, assering your own uniqueness. Neptune, on the other hand, completely intoxicates you with new ideals, visions, and spiritual connection. It blurs our sense of direction, because it asks us to look inwards. For this reason, for many people this is a period of suffering and isolation, for others like me it's a spiritual awakening, and a great new dream: following our own inner voice. Discuss your own experiences at

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A great description of the 12 houses!

A description of each house, per natal placement or per transiting planet.
Visit and share your own house experiences!

House 1: a new promise is delivered, new begginings, there is a much more of an independent and self-assertive attitude, willing to go forward and take risks. There is a redefinition of the the Self and your approach to life.
House 2: we own very much not only resources such as money, but also our values, our talents, our body and all the "I". the challenge of this house is to learn how to use these resources and manifest them in physical world. This is also a house of relaxing into the moment, of finding inner peace and stability.
House 3: we experiment the limits of ourselves by living on the field of everyday experience, first by trial and error, then by use of our intelligence. Often, it starts with scattered ideas about ourselves, but then the ideas go deeper near the cusp of the following house. We are limited and influenced by our surrounding circunstances and siblings.
House 4: we have experienced much emotions, ideas, traumas, change. We have learnt. Now we are free to choose, to go "home" to the core of our being, where energy radiates perfectly in every direction. There, we seek to find our inner roots, foundations, our house and family, our sense of residence and well-being. Initially, we may feel not good, but then we progress to find inner peace and much insight, a sort of inner revolution.
House 5: here we have the full release of our emotions, and our core being, into self-expression. We seek emotional expression such as drama, pleasure, romance or excitement. The individual can now use the raw energy of what we possesses.
House 6: we became aware of our failures and our crises. We test the utility and functionality of that which we live (be it work, our routie, health or relationships). We seek to perfect ourselves and be more useful. The individual seeks to improve his techniques and to gain a new orientation toward other people and the way of working with other people.
House 7: the field of experience that by being able to relate to others, an individual can reveal and demonstrates his true self in relationship to himself and to others: the basic purpose of existence. We balance ourselves to the expression outwards to the world. We achieve decisions about our direction.
House 8: This is the business of living in the world. For most people, this is a mainly unconscious process. However, it means an intense dig up on human emotions. In the deep interactions with the others, in our social and intimate relationships, there is a struggle to conform to social standards, to biological impulses, and the urge to reform several of those aspects as we confront many darkers aspects of ourselves. In the process, there is death and transformation, the rebirth of the invidivual within the group. In this house, we learn the solve the solution of the problem of living and relating to society and others.
House 9. Expansion is a natural process. The individual has grown to become aware of what he is, his desires, his failures, the required improvements, his relationship in the world and the business of living in the world. He now, becomes a social entity. In this house, we learn the lessons derived from our previous experience of living the business of society. And similarly to third house, we now learn the field of experience of our social environment of many associations. We learn from the ever increasing activity of humans, the variety of human knowledge and cultures.
House 10. As a child, the individual is guided, ruled and provided by his parents. As an adult, the individual is expected to reverse his role and contribute. Our purpose in the light of the society, or family. The lesson here is to balance our compromises and reach our top goals.
House 11. We have recently struggled to achieve. But achievement is a pedestal, how to do next with what happened before (success or failure), is our main challenge. We seek to reform our failures, but either adopting a superior and rebel attitude and facing social isolation, by becoming a revolutionary and a reformer, or by integrating our success with our peers, and local groups. In angular house the invididual comes to experience himself, in succedent houses he meets his greatest tests: the invididual here decides what to do with his own experiences. This is a house of potencial group activity and idealism, social difference or social alienation.
House 12. The achievements are made in tenth house, but here the seed is consummated. The individual here shall bring an end of all things, while filling the space for creative new beginnings! The closing act may bring you with face with some isolation and emotional upheavel as you close a cycle, and confront your past karma and events, but you can also find a closing inner peace and communion with the universe and nature.