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Solstice Planetary Highlights and Eclipses June 23, 2007

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It will help to read this along with your Solstice Sun Sign report. 

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Saturn and Neptune

The season opens with Saturn coming to the last opposition with Neptune. These guys have been coming together; breaking away and coming together again since August 2006 – and their connection will be over by mid July this year. This planetary highlight is a metaphor for the need to pay attention to keeping the balance between our realistic and practical natures, and our dreams and idealistic beliefs. There are 3 ways this could have been manifesting for us. We could have been struggling to maintain a practical approach against confusion, or we could have been busy dissolving ourselves from rigidly maintained boundaries, or we could have balanced the two – and learnt to build on our dreams so they can come into reality. This would have really hit home for all Leos and Aquarians.

Mercury goes retrograde where it appears to go backwards in the heavens from 16th June till 11th July in the sign of Cancer. This placement is important for Cancer sun signs and represents the need to think about what is emotional important and at how to feel secure and comforted. It asks that we all become a little more reflective and take the time to think back over our decisions and improve on our ideas. Also with this I’m expecting lots of household items to become lost!

Venus goes retrograde in the sign Virgo and returns to Leo from 28th July to 9th September. During this time she connects to Saturn. This gives all of us a chance, and especially Virgos and Leos, to start building on dreams and rethink what truly matters. It’s a time for reflection on where we have focused our desires and decide if we have got what we want. It is a magnificent time to structure and consolidate our resources, and build for the future.

Mars enters Taurus just as the solstice begins. Mars applies energy and so stirs up action for all Taureans and so they will feel propelled to direct themselves and become more self- assertive. This may surprise some who have got used to the sedentary way of life that Taureans love. Later in the season on the 11th August Mars enters Gemini and propels them to release more energy – and yes, that does mean more connecting and more talking.

Throughout July and August, and even into early September, Jupiter is caught in a square aspect to the Moons Nodes. It appears to travel backward, i.e. retrograde, then forwards again on the 7th August, as if it cannot make up its mind. Jupiter is the planet that represents how we expand and open up our minds to new situations and beliefs. This aspect with the Nodes is showing us that we can become stuck between the past and the future, between action that is known and safe, and that which is new and untested. We desire expansion and change, but hesitate at the very moment of our decisions. 

Saturn moves out of Leo and enters Virgo on the 2nd September for a two year journey. This has an impact on all Virgo’s as suddenly reality hits home and they feel ready to commit resources to building for the future. All Leos will breathe a sigh of relief as the planet of stark reality passes. But Virgos are a practical earthy type and they have been waiting for just such an opportunity to help bring commitment and stability into their lives. 

Pluto turns direct on Sep 8th and again connects with the Galactic Centre. This represents a transformational energy connecting with the very centre of our galaxy. Previous encounters in the early 1500’s and in the late 1700’s have been the religious Reformation and the American Revolution. There will be changes for the future – we do not know what these will be – but please don’t automatically presume they will be bad.   There is only one thing constant in life – everything always changes.


On the 28th August there will be a Lunar Eclipse visible in Australia. We a privileged  to stand in awe, and watch as the very earth on which we stand, gets in the way of the Suns light and so causes a shadow to pass across the moon. This shadow will make the moon appear red. According to my calculations it should start at 6pm, peak at 8.30 and be over by 11pm. At the same time Jupiter will be clear and bright overhead and the constellation Scorpio will be easy to find. I’ll be up on the highest spot in the area just to view the magnificence of the heavens and to see the beauty of the universe in all its glory.

I do find it interesting that this eclipse is happening exactly on the government sector of Australia’s chart for 2007. It suggests to me that the Howard government is about to be “eclipsed”!  All of us will have the eclipse point activate some area of our chart and it will be heightened because this is a visual and physical experience for us – even if we don’t watch it! Lunar eclipses represent the awakening of our unconscious feeling nature, and said to lead to irrationality, but I believe it heightens intuition and creativity.

There will be a Solar Eclipse on the 11th September in Virgo but this will not be visible to us. So the effect will not be as strong as a visible eclipse, but all solar eclipses mean that the old is making way for the new. Something must die for something to be born. Something must finish for something to start. So all Virgos need to ask what to “prune” out of their lives so something new can come.

Solstice Sun Sign report for 22nd June to 23rd September June 21, 2007

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The Winter Solstice              Sun with Zodiac


With Saturn in your creative sector there is a focus on your love life, your creative projects or your children. In fact, be aware that your love life could produce children! It’s literally a very creative time for you. Serious jokes aside, you feel a need for commitment to create something of worth, and you may doubt yourself. Stay focused on your vision. Also with your ruler Mars smack on your money sector; take care of your resources and money, and don’t waste them. 


Saturn with Venus is affecting your home sector. They represent a need for you to build and improve your home environment.  With Mars coming in to propel you to action it’s a good time start physical work, renovation, gardening, or basically anything, which takes up energy and has a beautifying effect.  During August you may find that you revise plans as your ruler Venus goes retrograde. But this means you can adjust and improve to get the outcome you desire.


Your ruler, Mercury is going retrograde and represents that you need to pay attention to the money sector and thus the bills you have paid, or is that the bills you thought you have paid, both literally and symbolically. It is the need to look into how you have been wasting your resources. The main problem may have been the confusing effects of the Saturn/Neptune opposition across your communication sector and making it hard for you to make decisions. But later in July this passes and as Mars enters Gemini in late August you will be galvanised to action.


The Saturn/ Neptune aspect is occurring over your resources sector so your hopes of extra money coming in could be only wishes and dreams. It would be a good idea to rethink, and then have another think, regarding any issues to with money. Mercury retrograde in Cancer will lead to indecision. Don’t complain – it may be protecting you from making mistakes. Also this season you may tend to dwell on what you don’t have. Have a good look around you and give gratitude on what you do have. 


Feeling blocked? The New Moon on 13th August will be ideal time to break down those Saturn in Leo obstacles and then you can use the opportunity to make new beginnings.  You are blessed with Venus who is going retrograde in Leo and helping you decide what you really value. Your relationship sector has been activated by confusing o’l Neptune. So don’t try to make sense of the people you love – focus on yourself and what you really want.  


Your unconscious mind sector is being activated by two different planetary highlights and bringing with it intense dreams, the feelings of your blind spot being exposed, and finally understanding your unique style of creativity. If this is uncomfortable it could lead you to stop looking for the creative dreamer within and focus instead on the daily work and health sector. Your ruler Mercury is representing friends that will help you see what you are choosing.


With your ruler Venus going retrograde it means that this season you will live up to the Libran reputation of being indecisive. Early in the season friends could lead you astray or just cloud your mind.  But later in September your ruler goes over the spiritual awareness sector of the chart. This represents a need a find a place of retreat and peace and quiet to gain some perspective. Inner reflection will help you realise you cannot fix everyone’s problems


It’s been a long time since you felt so committed to success in the work place. . There are benefits and money will be one. The extra work will bring financial benefits or a greater sense of self-worth. But with Neptune in your home sector of the chart you are likely to feel unsupported in your endeavours. This will lead to indecision – but keep asking question because you may not have all the facts.


With Jupiter appearing to travelling backwards and then forwards in Sagittarius and connecting with the Moons Nodes you will need to face up to making an important decision. You are being challenged to a new way of thinking and feeling. This is a pivotal period for you, and your decisions may involve undertaking some study or overcoming your fears in learning something new. The future is beckoning so stay focused on your goals.


Mercury is going retrograde in your relationship sector so expect your loved ones to be indecisive and repeatedly change their minds. First they will, and then they won’t. This will occur from June 16th to July 11th. This will be enhanced on the 30th June with the full moon in Capricorn involving Mars. You will want to relive the first delightful pangs of love. It is possible that a much loved person form the past may reappear or you feel the need to contact them. 


The Saturn/Neptune opposition is activating your relationship sector of the chart until mid July. This represents the need to ask yourself what you want out of an important connection with another person. Then you can decide if you are really getting what you want. Sometimes all we have to do is have a vision of how to improve existing relationships, or have a vision of the relationship we want to have. The full moon in Aquarius on the 30th July will bring realisation and illuminate


There is a focus on your work sector of the chart – so is there something you need to decide about how much responsibility you really want?  The full moons eclipse is in your sign, Pisces, on 28th August so is pointing the way to the future, and so this eclipse is bringing you heightened awareness and sensitivity for your direction and goals in life. You may not see the information on a neon sign, but look around you for the message.  

Yours in the stars