Important Transits this Month - SEPTEMBER 2022
(published on start date)
September 9 to September 17 | JUPITER | Aries 6
September 11 to October 1 | SATURN | Aquarius 20
September 13 to September 26 | NORTH NODE | Taurus 15
September 17 to September 25 | JUPITER | Aries 5
September 19 to October 11 | CHIRON | Aries 15
September 21 to October 29 | NEPTUNE | Pisces 24
September 25 to October 3 | JUPITER | Aries 4
September 26 to December 10 | NORTH NODE | Taurus 14
Important Transits this Month - AUGUST 2022
(published on start date)
AUGUST 1 | URANUS NODE MARS | TAURUS 19
AUGUST 5 TO OCTOBER 8 | PLUTO | CAPRICORN 27
AUGUST 8 | MARS square SATURN | TAURUS 23 & AQUARIUS 23
AUGUST 10 TO SEPTEMBER 18 | NEPTUNE | PISCES 25
AUGUST 14 TO AUGUST 27 | SATURN | AQUARIUS 22
AUGUST 19 TO AUGUST 31 | JUPITER | ARIES 8
AUGUST 21 TO SEPTEMBER 19 | CHIRON | ARIES 16
AUGUST 23 TO AUGUST 29 | NORTH NODE | TAURUS 17
AUGUST 25 | URANUS STATION | TAURUS 19
AUGUST 27 TO SEPTEMBER 11 | SATURN | AQUARIUS 21
AUGUST 29 TO SEPTEMBER 10 | NORTH NODE | TAURUS 16
AUGUST 31 TO SEPTEMBER 9 | JUPITER | ARIES 7
Jupiter conjunct Neptune
by Heidi Wang
Jupiter is in conjunction with Neptune exact on the 12th April at Pisces 24: An Inhabited Island
DREAMS - Neptune in Pisces is a dreamer, and Jupiter amplifies the realm of soul. Our dreams will be likely more vivid. Some of us will practise lucid dreaming. More of us will astral travel and lucid dreams with more facility, more frequently. In Pisces, we deal with the ghosts of the past, because our new, bigger dreams desire to come to life on the canvas of Aries. In the light of the Age of Aquarius we are transiting into, Jupiter-Neptune in Pisces is an invitation to release –to consciously bury the archetypes of the past. Opportunities to end and transcend a karmic or mental-spiritual cycle were offered. The endings that feel processed at this time are blessings for our future.
The Aries Expression of Honour
Honour is a quality describing a person whose behaviour is consistently in alignment with a code of principles, which can be personal or communally-agreed.
So begins our study of this, the third Expression of Aries, which takes us on a journey from the very high-profile and strong-willed aspect of a president through shifts and changes to arrive at a highly spiritual attitude to life, signifying how we weave honour into our situations, as a profound spiritual principle.
We explain what honour is, and include videos of various people who also tell us in their own words what honour means for them There is a quick, yet very specific questionnaire to help you see whether this is a strong energy within you, or whether you have need of greater clarity and strength in this important area of life for a spiritual seeker.
There is an article about an encounter with a Sufi master in Istanbul, and ShaRyn Maatthews writes about the approach we have to elders. Heidi Wang makes a very strong argument to explain how the individual degrees combine together in order to underwrite this Expression, and shows us a different way to perceive the way of Aries is by no means always blunt and forceful as its reputation would sometimes lead us to believe, and yet in fact embraces a tantric approach to sexuality.
Honour, (Aries Expression)
Self-examination questionnaire on Honour
The Meaning of Life in 7 Words
NO: Experiencing the Authentic Self
The meaning of life is to experience yourself. It is that simple. That doesn’t make it easy however, because there are forces that pull us and push us away from the true centre of who we are, and these pressures are powerful, non-stop and immediate from the moment we take our first breath – and actually before even that! It is a huge task and a great achievement to find a place within ourselves that is authentic, reliable and incorruptible. When we have this, then we have a strong foundation upon which to build a meaningful life.
HELLO: Shaping and Being Shaped
Our life circumstances both mirror and contribute to the development of character. We express ourselves into the world, and this shapes the world, yet equally we are impressed upon by the world, and this shapes us. These interactions are perpetual and on-going as we let curiosity lead our attention, and our attention lead our involvements. Whatever gets our attention will surely have influence upon our character as it is shaped – although never outside of the range of possibility that is the horizon of our potential. Certainly potential is unlimited, yet it expands and moves in an orderly fashion, as does the horizon at sea.
THANKS: Love is the Feeling of Deep Belonging
We find that some of our interactions have a deeper quality than others. Firstly, the power of empathy generates in us such a feeling of belonging that we are awakened into a sense of something bigger. Intimate loving relationship tends towards family feelings, which tend toward clan-, tribe-, nation-, race- and even species-rapport. Thus we are able to reconnect with the depths of feeling that are associated with the heart.
GOODBYE: Establishing Firm Principles
Yet we are not defined uniquely by such a process, in fact we have to give away aspects of our uniqueness in order to belong. So, opposed to empathy, a second force is triggered inside us when the unique self feels its individuality at risk. This force refutes. The fiery, challenging, heroic aspect of our unique individuality decides to stand on principle. I AM ME! The seduction of comfort and the security of belonging are overpowered by the freedom-urge of spirit – and then individually we desire to travel onwards alone.
PLEASE: Vision and Sacredness
Away from the twin forces of seductive familiarity, and the glamour of the rebel, a more powerful sense of true self can emerge. This is felt in sacredness; this is the purpose of sacredness – to become aware of the bigger picture. We reach up to find the most glorious vision we can imagine where who we are, and who we are with, co-create a splendid reality that is rich in colour, opportunity and joy – free from the need either to conform to family values or to reject them.
SORRY: Learning From Another's Perspective
During this visionary process, the push of our personality is met by the push back of another’s. This is required if we are to learn to see our circumstances and our human potential from other perspectives. Through this refining stage, we come to know something of the deepest mystery that exists in all the worlds. It cannot really be explained in words. It has such a truth that can only be experienced when intuitively we trust the physical body to recognise and take on the actual state of being that reflects what the enlightened mind has merely understood.
YES: Surrendering to the Flow of Life
Resistance, ambition, self-proclamation, and morality are all then perceived as follies. Of course they have real worth as devices that show of our imperfection of understanding, and give us a palette for our artistry as we create our lives – yet the real mystery is not found there, it is found when we sink into it. We let all that comes and goes fascinate us for a moment then, perhaps with a smile as enigmatic as the Mona Lisa’s, we can let it all pass us by.
The Pisces Expression of Faith
Each zodiac sign can be sub-divided in its structure, not only into the 30 Sabian degrees, but also into 6 “Expressions” of 5 degrees. Pisces 26-30 is called the “Realisation of Faith” and is studied in some depth on the linked page Faith, Pisces Expression. There you will find a very clear description of what faith is, and a 5-minute questionnaire that will help you come to terms with your own sense of faith and how strongly it operates within you.
ShaRyn Maatthews writes about the intuitive languages that can unfold when we allow faith to guide our insights and understandings. There is also a short personal study about the associated risks of blind faith and several videos that include interviews with fascinating people who speak of their own relationship with faith. It may shift your perception of Pisces away from stereotypical imagery of a confused and ungrounded type of energy and personality.
Faith (Pisces Expression)
Questionnaire on Faith.
7 Words of Alchemy
by Richard Grey
The word alchemy is used as a metaphor for consciously creating dimensional shifts that psychologically and materially change our reality. Choosing not to change is equivalent to inertia; not changing, we are inert - some say ‘dead’. There is more to life than sticking with what is comfortable, and everyone has the ability to manifest dramatic change towards self-improvement. Moving from cautious uncertainty about change, towards intimacy and deepening of experience, occurs by appreciating possibilities and valuing potential more highly than the status quo.
Alchemy is all about root-level change. Having fully realised that change is necessary, or preferred, then the decision to change is instant. Acting on decision leads to freedom – to a fresh start. Such ‘Goodbye’ moments are powerful, especially those concerning major life decisions, like work, relationships, and where we live. These are often watershed moments.
We need a clear vision and the intention to do everything to manifest that change, including asking for help, expecting success, yet also taking responsibility for everything caused by our actions, having deep self-awareness and consciousness of others. Saying Yes to life is all about willingness to let go and take a quantum leap into the unknown, trusting the process and that all will be well, no matter what the outcome.
No: Reject the false
Hello: Expand your horizons
Thanks: Appreciate love and beauty
Goodbye: If it’s not right – then change it or move on
Please: Share your vision with others
Sorry: Respect everything and everyone
Yes: Surrender to the flow of life
Code for Living
No: Be on top of things and increasingly ecological
Hello: Be in active participation in communal life as a way to expand experience and understanding
Thanks: Be kind and gentle unless provoked
Goodbye: Be never stuck, ever more dynamic until the end
Please: Act assertively to align personal and communal hopes
Sorry: Be considerate finding fair balance between self and others
Yes: Enthusiastically accept everything that need not be refused