- Synastry and Relationship Astrology
- “Saturn Chasing the Moon” and Lemony Snicket
- Love and Money…
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Those of you who practice electional astrology might agree with me that these days have been a little trying regarding finding a “good” date to start something new—anything of real significance, that is. One of the main reasons for me is that Jupiter and Saturn have been in a square, and they will be for a couple more months. Not only that, both Jupiter and Saturn are retrograde. Jupiter’s retrograde, which began at the beginning of February, and Saturn returning to direct motion near the end of March, will pull them out of orb of the square by the end of April. When Jupiter does go direct on June 5th, Saturn will be inconjunct Pluto. None of these aspects or conditions are ideal for starting a business project. In the meantime, I did notice that tomorrow morning (February 17th, around 11-11:30 AM EST) there is a pleasing configuration under which people might consider initiating something other than a business—something that is artistic or intellectual. Why? The Moon will be in Gemini forming an applying trine to Jupiter in Libra and Venus in Aquarius. Venus is conjunct Neptune in Aquarius. The Moon is applying to an opposition to Pluto, which may not seem fantastic on the surface of things, but I like that there is a challenge to this very dreamy Grand Trine in Air signs. Otherwise, it may be too self-contained, and too passive as well, considering the “players” in the picture (Moon, Venus, and Jupiter) are somewhat passive. The Sun will be in the last degree of Aquarius, which suggests some kind of ending. However, the last applying aspect of the Moon is a trine to that Sun. Jupiter, of course, is still square to Saturn, and Saturn squares the Moon’s Nodes as well. All in all, it remains a challenged election. Nevertheless, I am going to initiate something creative tomorrow. I wouldn’t begin a significant project for some months, but I will try to revive something that I have lost interest in during this upcoming window. I guess I am just tired of waiting for the outer planets, that move far too slowly for me these days (arrgh), to create a happy, pretty picture.