Astro Journal

Saturn in Aquarius: Social Reform and Identity Politics

Saturn transits Aquarius from 2020 to 2023 and people are already getting wild with excitement. Hopes are being raised and visionary ideas are being shared – a new mini age of Aquarius has arrived! Unfortunately, most of this is hot air and fantasy and the reality may be quite different. Whatever happens, it’s going to… Continue reading Saturn in Aquarius: Social Reform and Identity Politics

Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Pluto

Pluto represents how you relate to the cycles of life and death and the process of transformation. It’s associated with the primordial instincts and the elemental forces of nature and power. Whether you’re ready or not, Pluto confronts you with the necessity for regeneration and the evolution of your soul. Pluto is a dwarf planet… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Pluto

Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Saturn

Saturn represents your need for structure, limitation and security. As the reality principle, it stands for the workings of karma and necessity. It keeps you grounded in the material world through your relationship to time and the facts of existence, suffering, old age and death. In the past, Saturn was known as the Greater Malefic… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Saturn

Astro Journal

Saturn Pluto and the End of the World as we know it

Following the last post on how to cope with Saturn Pluto alignments, I thought it might be helpful to share some notes from The Outer Planets and Their Cycles by Liz Greene. The book includes a series of lectures that were given on the astrology of the collective psyche and how it tends to react… Continue reading Saturn Pluto and the End of the World as we know it

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How to survive the Saturn Pluto conjunction without going mad!

In the last couple of posts we’ve been exploring what happens during a Saturn Pluto alignment. There’s often a lot going on in the world at these times and it can feel oppressive and heavy. Even if these events don’t affect you personally, the stress can suck you into the prevailing mood. So in this… Continue reading How to survive the Saturn Pluto conjunction without going mad!

Astro Journal

The Saturn Pluto Conjunction: start of the New World Order

*Updated March 2020* Last time we looked at the archetypes and history of the Saturn Pluto Cycle. The current alignment is a conjunction, marking the start of a new cycle and a turning point in world history. Things are likely to be very different by the end of the 2020s, so in this post we’ll… Continue reading The Saturn Pluto Conjunction: start of the New World Order

Astro Journal

The Saturn Pluto Cycle: Archetypes and History

Take a deep breath – we’re about to dive into the murky depths of the current zeitgeist and it ain’t pretty. As I said in the Astrology of 2019, Saturn Pluto alignments have the potential to become your worst nightmare but it doesn’t have to be that way. The best way to deal with these… Continue reading The Saturn Pluto Cycle: Archetypes and History

Astro Journal · Dharma Diary

Chiron Return in Aries: a personal reflection on healing a broken heart

If you were born between 1968 and 1977 you probably have Chiron in Aries so over the next few years you’ll be experiencing your Chiron Return. Chiron entered Aries in 2018 and will stay there until 2027, giving us middle-aged folks a good hard look at our wounds. My Chiron Return hits next year but… Continue reading Chiron Return in Aries: a personal reflection on healing a broken heart

Astro Journal

The Chiron Return and the Meaning of Being You

Last time we looked at the pattern of transits in the Chiron Cycle and how that relates to the process of awakening. The cycle completes with the Chiron Return when the planet returns to the place it was when you were born. Your experience of this will depend on whether you’ve been working consciously with… Continue reading The Chiron Return and the Meaning of Being You

Astro Journal

The Chiron Cycle and the Process of Awakening

In this series we’re exploring how Chiron initiates you onto the path of individuation through a process of wounding and healing that unfolds in stages. This process can be mapped using the Chiron Cycle of transits to itself as it moves around your horoscope. These transits trigger the experiences you need in order to become… Continue reading The Chiron Cycle and the Process of Awakening

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The Chiron Archetype in the Horoscope

Last time we looked at how the experience of wounding can initiate you onto the path of individuation and wholeness. In this post, we’ll explore how that plays out in the horoscope through the Chiron archetype. Chiron is a civilised centaur who embodies both animal instincts and the wisdom of higher consciousness. He represents the… Continue reading The Chiron Archetype in the Horoscope