Review of August 2014
Early August fulfilled its promise to demonstrate turmoil on the world stage. The Ebola virus spread and became a worldwide concern. In the U.S. an unarmed black man was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri on August 9, at the epicenter of the turbulent planetary alignments, leading to protests, riots, looting, and racial unrest. Russian relations with the U.S. became more strained over the Ukraine takeover. The United States initiated air strikes in Syria to quell the surge of ISIS terrorist activity on August 8, once again at the height of turbulent planetary aspects, only to culminate in the gruesome public beheading of an American journalist.
After the turbulence subsided the stock market hit a milestone on August 25 as the S & P 500 index briefly traded above 2,000 points for the first time ever. On the same day as that milestone, two financial planets, Neptune and Ceres, formed a perfect trine and a simultaneous parallel in the declinations.
However, just as we began to enjoy profits from burgeoning stock portfolios, it was announced that in early August JP Morgan Chase and 4 other large banking institutions (as yet unnamed) were victimized by sophisticated cyber criminals, who stole sensitive banking data and personal account information. By month’s end Great Britain had raised its terror alert levels in light of threats from the terrorist group ISIS.
Let’s be grateful that September promises to be much better!
KEYWORDS FOR SEPTEMBER 2014
FLY THROUGH THE REVOLUTION
“All our institutions rest upon business. Without it we should not have schools, colleges, churches, parks, playgrounds, pavements, books, libraries, art, music, or anything else that we value.” Cassius Gates
It is appropriate that this illustration of Virgo holds the sheaf of wheat symbolizing harvest and the results of industry. One cannot produce anything worthwhile without putting a great deal of effort into preparation, planting, watering, and weeding. Without planting something that leads to a harvest we cannot sustain ourselves. If we have a bountiful harvest stored away can we enjoy leisure time, pursue the arts and indulge in education rather than scrabbling to “make do” day to day.
The first week of September begins with the Sun trine Pluto on the 3rd, the perfect symbol of ambitious productivity, followed by an opposition to Chiron.
The Sun shows us where the strength lies, while Pluto is a financial planet that rules big money, power and unflagging effort, and Chiron is associated with trust and loyalty in personal relationships.
What’s the meaning in the real world? It means we must use our drive and determination for business success in thoughtful ways without losing sight of the need to honor personal commitments and maintain a sterling reputation. It is necessary to push forward relentlessly (get that harvest gathered!) without being distracted by whims or giving in to impulses.
That theme carried through as two distinct Planetary Patterns emerge and converge on September 7th and the first pattern is reinforced on the 8th with the Full Moon.
Pattern 1: On September 7th the Sun, at 15 degrees, is in aspect to four human relationship planets: Uranus, Chiron, Juno, and Vesta. On September 8 the Sun and Moon culminate in an opposition at 16 degrees Virgo/Pisces revealing, and emphasizing, the energy of these very same planets. The Full Moon will illuminate the need for social changes to achieve an ideal of human unity.
No man is an island. We are all interconnected. If we are inspired to make our lives better then we must work hard to achieve our ambitions, but we must make everyone else’s lives just a bit better as well. This is a time of noteworthy expansion for the future, a time when sound business judgment can be displayed, a time when we can network and meet like-minded individuals, and a time period when there are opportunities to make favorable changes and do what is right for the good of everyone concerned.
TIME KEEPS ON SLIPPIN’, SLIPPIN’, SLIPPIN’ INTO THE FUTURE
Ceres, the asteroid of business and industry, dances along in a trine to Chiron and a quincunx Uranus through mid-month when Venus joins in creating powerful planetary geometry on Sept 16 & 17th Meanwhile, Jupiter is traveling close behind within orb, adding its helpful energy to the planetary picture.
Just a word about Ceres—Ceres was discovered January 1, 1801 just as the industrial revolution began to rock and roll. Uranus (discovered 1781) has often been cited by astrologers as the ruler of the Industrial Revolution. Industry as we know it now would not have been possible without inventions such as the steam engine (first prototype 1801 by Robert Trevithick) and the ability to communicate worldwide. The inventions (ruled by Uranus) powered the Industrial Revolution but these inventions were not “revolutionary” until applied to commercial enterprises and made profitable. And that is where Ceres comes in.
At the same time, in the heliocentric system Saturn trines the Earth/Moon on the 16th while Saturn, Juno and Sedna are also aligned in in a symmetrical pattern that peaks Sept 17. Saturn in opposition with Sedna is a rather nasty alignment, that pits coldblooded ambition against coldblooded corruption and when you add Juno you have a perfect setup for coldblooded fraud. New financial regulations signed in September (if any) may have a devastating effect on markets in the long term due to “control” for selfish reasons—there could be a hidden agenda.
The terrorist group ISIS could very easily be the poster child for the Saturn/Sedna opposition, so watch the news closely.
The trine from the Earth/Moon to Saturn thankfully adds a measure of control to these symbols of greedy self-interest.Saturn in a trine to another planet prefers things to stay the same and very often refuses to change even when it is in its best interest to do so (perhaps this has to do with Saturn’s rings that go around in circles in soothing endless repetition). September would be a very good month if it weren’t for these alignments.
What’s it all mean? Business must adapt to social changes and social standards and give its allegiance to the human element, rather than operating from a pure profit motive, in order to grow and prosper. We as individuals must face the future with faith and maintain a clear mental image of fulfillment. We may be given a chance to visualize what we want and think of ways to obtain our heart’s desire while enriching the lives of others.
There may be temptations to enrich our lives at the expense of others, to stray into the gray areas in business or to circumvent regulations or law as troublesome Saturn aspects in heliocentric are demonstrated.
On the positive side, if human needs and social concerns are made top priority, the favorable geocentric alignments may allow the world to overcome the callous Saturn pattern aspects. Saturn and Sedna were last in opposition in the heliocentric system in May 1953 and November 1983, both years marked by severe economic downturns. Maybe we can do better during this cycle.
*Listen to the words of a popular Steve Miller Band song (link below), “Oh, Lord, it’s a revolution….Feed the babies who don’t have enough to eat… Shoe the children with no shoes on their feet… House the people livin’ in the street…Oh, oh, there’s a solution”
FLY LIKE AN EAGLE
September 19 – 24 the planetary geometry involves Jupiter, Ceres, Chiron and Uranus in a classic Flying Eagle pattern. This is a time for successful (Jupiter) and notable (Uranus) business (Ceres) changes (Chiron).
One of the most powerful money-making forms of Planetary Geometry is called the FLYING EAGLE FORMATION. This is an uncommon planetary configuration that occurs about once in two years.
When the aspects that create a Flying Eagle include a Cinderella Aspect, such as this planetary pattern (Chiron quincunx Jupiter) then the entire Flying Eagle formation really takes wing when it comes to making money and is called a Golden Flying Eagle.
The Flying Eagle Formation has two Mystical Triangles working together in unison. One reason the Flying Eagle is so powerful is that there are four Magical Angles in the Flying Eagle – two trines and two quincunxes. Here is a link to an article about Aaron Spelling, a top TV producer of the 70’s and 80’s who aired such iconic TV shows as Charlie’s Angels and Dynasty, and had a Golden Flying Eagle aspect in the birth chart: http://www.magisociety.com/aaron_spelling.htm
If you run your home like a business, watching your pennies and taking care of problems as they arise, and run your business as though the people involved in it were your family, and treat them just as well, you are sure to make shrewd decisions and changes for the better in September.
The Best & Worst Days Calendar for September 2014 can be found here: http://magicaltiming.com/september2014.html
*Listen To the Steve Miller Band, Fly Like An Eagle on Pandora Radio: http://www.pandora.com/steve-miller-band/fly-like-eagle/fly-like-eagle