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Nature Photography(This is Part Two of a three part series on using astrology to get what you want out of 2018. Part One is HERE. Read that first.)

Now that we’ve established the motive force behind re-shaping your life in 2018, it’s time to figure out what’s going to be supporting you as you take charge. This year, you have (literally) the biggest of the planets on your side.

THE MEANS IS JUPITER.

Between now and October, Jupiter will be back and forth between 12 and 24 degrees Scorpio. This means that for most of the year Jupiter will either be trine Neptune or sextile Pluto, and occasionally both. These are both powerful aspects, capable of fueling some major breakthroughs. Although that energy lends itself well to just about any goal you choose, the emphasis will be on the House of your birth chart where Scorpio is.

Jupiter trine Neptune

Jupiter sextile Pluto will have you looking for (and likely finding) some big breakthroughs when it comes to the things and people that make you happy. Spiritual matters come more naturally, your idealism is more likely to pay off, and it will just be generally easier to embrace life (and your work load) with enthusiasm and optimism. This might also prove to be an excellent time to improve your committed partnerships.

Jupiter sextile Pluto

Okay: we’ve established that what you need is some real change in your life. But often times doing renovations (literally or figuratively) requires some heavy demolition work. Pluto loves nothing better than swinging a sledgehammer and breaking down the old structures in order to make room for something new. Jupiter adds energy and enthusiasm to Pluto, and between the two of them you should have the power you need to break down the obstacles that have held you back.

So there you have it: you have the motive and the means to get what you want out of 2018. Only one vital element remains: the opportunity. Come back next time and I’ll reveal the biggest astrological news of 2018!

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Nature PhotographyI admit it: I have just recently come out the other side of a long and bitter stretch of my life. There are astrological reasons for that of course, as there always are, but at the same time I have to confess to having deliberately retired somewhat from the notion that my life could be a better and happier place. Maybe your personal story has been like that too. If so, there is one thing I want you to hear me say very clearly: 2018 can be the year that all turns around for you. And I’m going to do everything I can to help you.

Shifting the momentum that comes with cynicism or depression or withdrawal from life isn’t easy. But we are fortunate that, no matter how often we let ourselves down or others disappoint us, the universe always provides opportunities to make things better. No matter want the astrology of any given day or week or month has in store, there are three major factors that can be harnessed to make your life and the world in general much, much better than they are now.

These three factors are like something you may have encountered in all the hours of legal shows you seen on TV. In order to be convicted of a crime, one has to establish three things: motive, means, and opportunity. The astrology of 2018 offers all of those, except in this case the only crime might be to not take advantage of this year.

The first factor is a subtle one, so subtle that even as a professional astrologer it hasn’t occurred to me until recently.

THE MOTIVE IS VENUS

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might recall an entry about the Vedic concept of planetary friends and enemies. The general concept is that although all the planets end up aspecting each other eventually, some planets have an inherent like or dislike for each other, or perhaps it might be better to say that some pairs of planets work better together than others.

You might be surprised to hear that Venus and Saturn are, in fact, the greatest of friends.  Everyone makes a big deal about Saturn and its effects on people’s lives and on world events. After all, Saturn tends to bring uncomfortable things into the world, and since it only changes Signs every two and a half years it’s easy to blame a lot of the things that go wrong in life on wherever it is at the time.

Venus doesn’t get as much credit. Despite ruling love and affection and sweetness, shiny little Venus zips around the Zodiac once a year. I think that these two factors have made us overlook it’s importance in some ways, like it’s just a lightweight, or just the garnish on whatever life is serving you today.

Allow me to set the record straight on this. If you’ve spent much time at all on the internet or watching the news or simply observing your fellow human beings, you know that it can seem like we are surrounded by hate and bitterness and greed and intolerance and abuse. Yes, those things are real, but in the next year we all need to rise above that. We’ve had our chance to rage or weep at the injustices that life has handed us, and you may have noticed by now that all the anger and tears haven’t provided a solution.

The solution is Love, and Saturn is the great friend of Venus, the planet that rules Love. Saturn is now in Capricorn, which is the sign that Saturn rules. This means that Venus, lovely as always, now has a very powerful friend on her side. And this makes Venus stronger than ever, all throughout the year.

So if what you want or need out of life requires Love… for yourself, for someone else, for your passions, for the world… take heart: 2018 can be the beginning of the greatest era of your life, ever. Then come back here next time and I’ll tell you how it can be done.

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source: wikipedia

source: wikipedia

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

-Albert Einstein

Back when I was a kid there was a source of psychological trauma that kids generally don’t have today, and they should be thankful for that: the specter of nuclear war.

Both the United States and the Soviet Union had a large stockpile of weapons that could end human civilization as we know it, and on numerous occasions simple human error alone came close to unleashing it all. This happened a lot more often than you might think, and certainly more than we wanted to think about it at the time.

This week there is a Mars-Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio, and it is square the Nodes. On the upside, a Mars-Jupiter conjunction can be a fantastic time for cutting some weeds out of your life, and the involvement of the Nodes implies that those we have karmic connections to may well be involved. Sometimes that sort of thing is necessary, but let’s be honest: a Mars-Jupiter conjunction is usually better at “shooting first” than the whole “asking questions” thing.

So: let’s run down the safety check list before we engage the nuclear option (and how did nuclear ever get to be an option, anyway? It makes the matter sound like you gone into a restaurant and ordered a dish with your choice of french fries, salad, or radioactive inferno on the side), shall we?

1. HAVE YOU MISIDENTIFIED THE THREAT?

A surprising number of relationship problems arise because of one person’s subconscious assumptions about the other one. You’ve been treated badly before by a certain kind of person, so even a superficial resemblance to that certain kind of person can be triggering. Ideally, a relationship is one in which the parties involved reflect positively back on each other. Just make sure that smudge you’re seeing is on the mirror or on yourself.

2. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE LONG-TERM RAMIFICATIONS OF YOUR ACTIONS?

We all like to live in a world where forgive and forget was the primary operating principle. However, the reason why forgiving forget is such a cliche is that it is damned hard to live by. We keep telling ourselves forgive and forget not because it is obvious, but because it isn’t.

3. DID YOU ATTEMPT A LESS DRASTIC COURSE OF ACTION FIRST?

Having a big red button on your desk that can unleash hell on a single command kind of sounds like fun, doesn’t it? But is the impulse to push that thing and get it over with really worth what it will do to both you and the other person?

“How much blood will spill until everybody does what they were always going to have do from the very beginning? Sit down and talk!

-Doctor Who

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source: NASA

Enough of the fear. Enough of the discomfort. 2018 is the year we start turning this thing around. Saturn has its eye on you, and sees you — right now, whoever you are, and it’s here to help.

Is that a bit scary? Maybe it should be. Change… real change… is something we all crave but it contains the potential for new and unexpected pains and challenges. And that’s okay: being afraid of your challenges is natural. In fact, if you weren’t afraid at all, that would likely mean that you’re missing the point somehow. Saturn in Capricorn is not the thing causing you fear. Saturn in Capricorn is the backbone that will help you stand up and rise above the things that are holding you back. Just remember that “standing up” requires some work, and sometimes it requires facing Uncomfortable Things. Here: let me show you how it’s done.

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Here is an Uncomfortable Thing: I once allowed myself to be the near-total focus of someone else’s pain and rage and insecurities, and I stood there and I took it (and I took it and I took it, look at how strong I am, I can take this crap!) out of a misguided sense that I was doing the right thing. And now I’m embracing the challenge of rising above the damage that has been done to me, because the world needs me to be bigger and better than I am at this moment. And the world needs you to be that, too.

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Did any of that sound the least bit familiar to you? I said it out loud and wasn’t struck by lightning. Maybe you won’t be either.

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This year, and the era of Saturn in Capricorn in general, can be the start of an incredible new life for you (and for all of us) if we are willing to face the challenges and do the work. There’s no way around the work part. If you want anything good in this life it’s going to require some work, otherwise life — most likely, someone else — will do the work for you. And no, you don’t want that.

Let’s face this together. I am up for the challenge, and I believe you are too. Feel free to drop by my Facebook Group, or drop me a line in person, and together we can make 2018 the Best Year Ever. You with me?

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