Review of September 2014
An emphasis on business and the magical Flying Eagle formation were themes for September.
Here is an example of one success story: Hot stock pick Alibaba Group Holding had an IPO date of September 19 2014 (Flying Eagle!) and the Chinese e-comm giant is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange. At $21.8 billion, Alibaba’s IPO was expected to be the biggest to date on the U.S stock exchanges, overtaking Visa’s $19.7 billion IPO in 2008, according to Dealogic. Alibaba Group Holding’s IPO in the U.S. actually raised a much larger $25 billion, as bankers for the deal sold extra shares to meet strong demand. An IPO date shows how well a company can raise money, and its popularity among investors, and this particular stock offering really soared like an eagle, but how well the company itself does in the long run depends upon its natal chart (usually the incorporation chart).
KEYWORDS FOR OCTOBER 2014
WE’RE LIVING IN A POWDER KEG AND GIVING OFF SPARKS *
October will be a difficult month in which to make new starts a success or natalize something of importance. The Sun aligns in a square to Pluto on October 4 followed by an opposition to Uranus on October 7.
The Sun square Pluto represents a thirst for power, manipulations, and ambition that steamrolls over objections with a ruthless disregard for personal rights.
The Sun opposition Uranus represents a willingness to fight for individual rights, rebellion against convention, refusal to cooperate because it is more important to remain independent, and a thirst for fame and sensationalism.
Put the two together and you have far reaching upsets that affect generations of people.
The ongoing square between Uranus and Pluto has spanned many years and is represented by the changes and upheavals in social, financial, and political areas. Gay marriage and domestic partners have become acceptable, there is a nationalized health care mandate, big banks have had to admit failure and repay their debts and interest rates have been kept low to make up for these failures, and the political agendas of politicians have become blatantly transparent. Media (Uranus) has become a tool of the power mongers (Pluto), but on the other hand, the powerful and moneyed (Pluto) can have their fortunes turn on a dime through media influence. Consider the fate of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling after the release of a recording on the internet.
The Uranus Pluto square peaks once more in December and then again in March 2015.
This month, however, Pluto is at 11 and Uranus is at 14, not in a tight alignment, but this means that the Sun will illuminate the two planets and their stressful alignment over the course of many more days.
Here are the sensitive degrees for the first week of October, so check your chart:
- Oct 4 2014 – Mercury turns retrograde at 2 ° Scorpio until October 25 when it returns to direct motion at 16 ° Libra. It will not cross 2° Scorpio again until November 10.
- Oct 4 2014 – Sun 090 Pluto at 11 ° Libra/Capricorn
- Oct 7 2014 – Sun 180 Uranus at 14 ° Libra/Aries
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART *
During October there will be two eclipses.
The Full Moon on October 8 is accompanied by a Lunar Eclipse that occurs at 15° Aries within a few clicks of the Sun opposition to Uranus.
As things break down we want to break away.
The results of making changes can lead to regret as the Earth and Saturn align in a 150° aspect on October 18 in the heliocentric system.
Thereafter the New Moon includes a Solar Eclipse on Oct 23, 2014 at 00° Scorpio 25′
Back in olden times eclipses were looked upon as harbingers of doom and gloom. Ignorant people did not understand the way the planets rotated or that the Sun was the center of the solar system. Eclipses were only known to exist when they were observed with the naked eye so they were a very rare phenomenon.
The fact is that there are 4 or more eclipses every year, so they are a regular and normal occurrence, but even we modern folks can’t always observe them from our place on Earth. If we didn’t have TV, the internet and books we might think eclipses only occurred on rare occasions.
One should never fear an eclipse, because, if truth be told, the Sun and Moon are not going to fall from the sky or rain pestilence and wars down upon us. At the same time it is only fair to say that an eclipse represents an emphasis of planetary energy that must be examined.
The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse on October 8 is aligned with Uranus and related to the ongoing Uranus Pluto square, so the results can be more turbulent than usual. We would be wise to avoid starting anything of great importance while it is within orb.
The old time astrologers always said, “Never begin anything of importance within 3 days before or three days after an eclipse.”
Other old time astrologers said, “Never begin anything of importance within 3 days before or three days after a New Moon or Full Moon.”
We modern enlightened astrologers say, “Never begin anything of importance within 3 days before or three days after a turbulent alignment.”
FOREVER’S GONNA START TONIGHT *
My clients and friends and Magi Astrology buffs know that the best bet is to isolate the three days before and three days AFTER the peak of a turbulent planetary alignment as unsuitable for any major initiative. We put the turbulence of stressful energies well behind us before we can feel safe to move forward.
For example, October 18 has a turbulent alignment of Earth and Saturn, so add three days to October 21. We must also consider the New Moon and Solar Eclipse of October 23. Add three days and we land on October 26.
By October 26 we are in much more peaceful times as the Sun is applying to a trine with Neptune, the planet of forever, on October 28.
Add Venus trine Neptune in both the geocentric and heliocentric systems exact on October 27 and October 28 and we have romantic times indeed. There is a chance to natalize something with an eye to longevity, harmony and peace.
Some of you who follow those Mercury retrogrades may have noticed that Mercury turned retrograde on October 4 at 2° Scorpio, within orb to a trine to Neptune. Plus, the New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse of October 23 is at 0 ° and within 2 degrees of the Mercury station and in a very wide trine to Neptune. All of this indicates that for some sensitive and creative souls the month of October can be a great time to develop ideas, focus on artistic talents and rely on spiritual strengths.
It is not necessary to march in protests or wrestle for dominance to obtain material wealth and power, although the emphasis on the Uranus and Pluto square and the Saturn quincunx to Earth of October would make it seem like the only game in town.
The song, Total Eclipse of the Heart, sounds very sad to some ears, but there are some lyrics in the long version that aren’t shared on the free internet lyrics pages. The extra lyrics give the song a very different meaning and a message of hope. Those of you who are young at heart or have a romantic or spiritual streak might have someone who fits the following line:
“Every now and then I know there’s no one in the universe as magical and wondrous as you.” *
*Quotes are from “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”
Listen Here: Total Eclipse of the Heart performed by Bonnie Tyler
The song was released as a single by Columbia Records on February 11, 1983 in the United Kingdom, and May 31, 1983 in the United States. Performed by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler the single became the most successful in Tyler’s career, reaching No. 1 in the UK, Ireland, France, Australia and the United States, with its sales ultimately exceeding 9 million and earning it a place on the top selling records of all time.