As the Sun enters Pisces on Monday, February 18, a softening of energy occurs. The muddiness of the last few days lifts as Chiron enters Aries and stays for the next 8+ years. The last time Chiron entered Aries for its long run was between 1969 and 1970. With that thought, I saw a wonderful explanation of this specific cycle shift in www.astrodienst.com of February 5, 2019. I couldn’t have said it better and I feel it is so important that I am placing it in this week’s forecast, with the clear intent, that I did not say this, but that they did! So here it is:
The next few weeks will be marked by the entries of the planets Chiron and Uranus into new signs. Now there is no turning back. Chiron enters the zodiac sign of Aries on 18 February. In the next few years, he will draw our attention to the wounds inflicted on our will: to our fear of powerlessness. Perhaps he can teach us to resolve conflicts more openly without immediately becoming destructive. At the same time as Chiron enters Aries, there is a Full Moon with Sun and Moon in the first degrees of Pisces and Virgo. Act courageously and compassionately at the same time.
A few days earlier, on 14 February, combative Mars overtook the eternal maverick Uranus. The encounter takes place in the last degree of Aries, shortly before Uranus finally changes to the sign of Taurus on 7 March. This conjunction will probably lead to ill-considered steps now and then, whereby the effects of spontaneous emotional actions can only be grasped in full consequence sometime later. With the entry of Uranus into Taurus, a phase of consolidation begins: the unrest that has built up in recent years is now to be brought to material fruition.
The collective issue behind Chiron in Aries is about learning this thing called ‘patience’. There are many people who are impatient to get to the goal right now – the job, the house, the car, the stuff. Many people don’t stay in jobs longer than a few months because they aren’t being moved up fast enough, then they leave the jobs and find themselves going through the same routine over and over until, one day, in the far distant future, they realize that they should, perhaps, be more patient. But, of course, we will all know a lot more about that in about 8 years.
This is good news because it suggests a less muddied perspective than the perspective of Chiron in the last degrees of Pisces. Since Aries is the cardinal beginning of the zodiac and triggers major aspects of our human lives–careers, root families, our most personal relationships with others, and, of course, our own personal identities–then the ‘wounding’ that sometimes accompanies Chiron is more manageable. This is because the perspective is from the part of the mind that sees clearly what has to stay and what has to go. Of course, there will always be those hanging on to old thinking for both conservative and liberal thinkers. It isn’t about who wins anymore, but what can be done strategically to work together and reach a compromise (the shadow side of Aries is Libra – getting along so we can get things done!)
It is important to remember that Chiron was a teacher, who healed others’ wounds but could not heal his own. In Aries, this is warrior mentality, so those coming home from the many wars in the world, or, those who have become victims of wars may begin to see that war is fruitless because it reflects the lowest form of Aries, which is destruction. Perhaps as Chiron passes through Aries, the collective will move from this lower, less evolved expression of Aries into its more majestic expression of heroism. At least that is the hope.
The Full Moon on Tuesday, February 19 comes a day after the Chiron ingress, but it is in early Pisces and early Virgo. My hope is that with the Pisces/Virgo Full Moon included in this new cycle that more compassionate systems of global management are set into place. In our personal and professional lives, asks us to clarify the most important parts of our daily systems that need purging and what parts need nourishing. More on that after the Spring Equinox in late March. The spark, however, starts now.
On Thursday a calmer Martian energy starts as Mars enters the sign of the less volatile sign of Taurus. These last few weeks had Mars (whose nature is somewhat agitating) moving through the last few degrees of Aries, where it has been for six weeks. As Mars passes over volatile Uranus earlier in the week, watch sudden outbursts, arguments, and learn to be more strategic in your responses, because not reacting really works in your favor as Mars enters Taurus after Thursday.
The volatility of Mars crossing Uranus can throw markets up and down as it has been doing for the last six months since Uranus left Aries, entered Taurus, then went back to Aries for the big finale which comes around March 5, 6, 7. These last few days of Mars/Uranus can throw markets up and throw them down like a bad wrestler in a old gym. 😊
When Mars enters Taurus starting February 14 – Valentine’s Day – it begins its six-week trek through an earth sign and complements Saturn (building and planning) and Pluto (choosing to change and transform). Change or movement is easier than the preceding weeks. At least things seem to get done and flow better. What is the intention of your communication? Can you communicate clearly what you want without becoming emotional? How can you assure that others hear what your intentions are? Sometime if we write it down, it works better than just talking. Saturday and Sunday offer some nice solutions.
Hello everyone. I am finally back from my break – and looking forward to connecting with all of you again as this is going to be a busy year. For all of us, particularly for those who are open to letting go of the big parts of the past that do not work and having the courage to discard those parts so that space is made for the new. The reason for this is that many of the upcoming planetary alignments that officially begin on January 20, 2020, are all in what I call ‘dying on the vine’ mode.
If any of you have had a chance to read any of my articles on Synodic Cycles or the new book Pushing through Time: Synodic Cycles and their Developing Phases. What a synodic cycle is simply a timely alignment of two different planets (varying in who they are) and when a specific pair of planets aligns (conjuncts), the begin an entirely new cycle.
The reason 2019 is so important is that, ironically, three different cycles with three different cycle returns – one lasts 38 years, one lasts 13 years and one lasts 20 years – and they are all ending their own cycles in 2019 and not starting their new ones until various times in 2019. What this means is that things are in non-resolution – confusion – and also in an incubation phase which doesn’t usually show until new cycles begin starting late January 2020.
This is why some of the things we are trying to do seem interminable right now – like nothing is happening – like we are treading water – that no resolutions seem to be happening. The interesting thing, though, is that in my research for the new book, I discovered that the last years before a new cycle begins is when a lot is happening, but we cannot identify the change.
So, though it seems as though things are moving sluggishly, much is changing – attitudes, locations, jobs, relationships, and even our values. I guess it can be likened to right something is born – there has to be stress for the entity trying to get born – because past comfort is no longer feasible. In the case of a chick, he has to fight out of the shell, or a baby has to come through a narrow passageway of the mother after floating in a fairly comfortable environment. Things tighten and we have to blast through. This is what happens when so many important cycles are back to back at the end. Courage, patience, correct information, a knowledge of when to go and when to stop are all part of 2019.
This is the message with which we begin 2019 and particularly after the last two eclipses of January 15 and January 21. Letting go of fear and getting to a neutral place, looking at the numbers (I wish the politicians would show us some simple to read number spreadsheets as they begin to toss their hats into the ring). This would make for a much more logical choice of candidate. The eclipses in Cancer and Capricorn are indeed affecting our country since we are born under the sign of Cancer. We are learning about our relationships in the world – good and bad – and relationships among ourselves. Perhaps it is time to let go of some, and, begin new ones – all will be much clearer after mid-April and after mid July 2019.
While moving through the road of change, ask for support, get the right information to make that change and don’t be pulled down by emotional histrionics. The sign of Cancer (USA Sun Sign) tends to get very moody and is, in fact, finishing up a long series of volatile expressions. More on that later in the next few weeks.
I have not forgotten my weekly forecasts and I really miss all of you. I took a little time off over the holidays to do some personal projects and I will get those forecasts back up and running over the course of the next couple of weeks.
Meantime, here is a little tidbit, the full moon on the 20th and 21st is the last lunar eclipse in Leo at this position. these are what I call the leftover eclipses where we clean up confusion in our lives or change or make decisions that we started making about a year-and-a-half ago.
They particularly impact those born in early Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. Or those with planets in those early degrees.
Jobs, relationships, locations, bosses, partnerships-all the big issues in human lives, are highlighted now and they can be good changes – though sometimes stressful.
In many ways, it may feel like now or never and may even hearken back to unresolved issues from 19 years ago around 2000.
More clarity comes after this eclipse.
If it doesn’t happen in the next few weeks, it will probably happen by about late April. I hope that helps for now and I promise I’ll be back online in the next couple of weeks. Thank you for all your support and I hope you’re having a wonderful year. Georgia Stathis
Happy early New Year! This is the last forecast of the year and we here at Starcycles wish you the best of possibilities in the next year. 2019 will prove to be an interesting year in that it is the last year before 2020 where three major cycles–called Synodic Cycles, and the topic of my new book, Pushing through Time–are ending their varied orbits.
Anytime we have a ‘pile up’ of cycles ending, we have a choice on how we deal with the end. Those choices make a difference in how you begin anew when the cycles start again at various times in 2020. At the end of a cycle, one can choose to become more and more frantic, because the longing for change is so overwhelming when the end seems interminable. In our more frantic and anxious approach, we get tired, exhausted and frustrated. There are things that need attention during these periods, but the increased anxieties may keep us from doing those things. We can then end up unprepared when the ‘new’ begins.
The other way of navigating through these end-of-cycle periods (again they are throughout 2019) is to incubate, cogitate, and let go. 2019 marks the finish of THREE very important synodic cycles. The Saturn/Pluto cycle of 38 years (last began in 1982), Jupiter/Pluto cycle of 13 years (last happened in December 2007), and finally, the 20-year Jupiter/Saturn cycle (last happened in the earth sign Taurus in 2000) and which is ending its 200-year cycle through the element of earth. In 2020, this particular Jupiter/Saturn cycle begins a new 200-year cycle of 20-year increments in air signs, which is very different from the more grounded earth signs.
For a very cursory explanation of what each of these represents, here they are. Saturn/Pluto cycles of approximately 38 years require a death and rebirth of existing structures–literally and figuratively. This can range from land to government to currency and is a response to an over expansion in areas no longer working within the current environment. Jupiter/Pluto cycles of approximately 13 years, offer great benefits both financially and emotionally if greed and hubris have not taken over that process. Jupiter/Saturn provides the checks and balances needed to balance out overindulgences, overextensions and irresponsibility. If you have tried to be responsible, there are wonderful opportunities. If you have avoided responsibility, the Saturn, the planet of Karma, will require payment.
In other words, as we welcome 2019, we all can change the way we live our lives, making them work for us and those we love by helping others as part of the path to being prosperous and happy. If you have been successful financially, have you shared with an organization, fund, or group who need support? Are you volunteering or supporting a cause that reflects positive values? I have found in my travels that those people who have been very successful and happy are those who fund community projects, education and anything that lifts our society. I have also found that those who do not have much are some of the most giving. They choose to give to those who need more than they often have. The sharing is key. Not just taking and accumulating. The best way to maneuver through these cycles are to consider where you can make a positive impact, a small effort toward making the world in better place before the shifts begin in 2020.
Finally, Mercury is back on track after it is retrograde. Everything is all systems go as we enter Christmas and Kwanzaa week. Happy Holidays to everyone. Make this a holiday season that is remembered not because of the gifts but because of the kindness we are shown and the kindness we show to others. It is, after all, the season of light. Enlightenment has been a word often overused during many years, but it is a good word. Enlightenment flies high above our mundane lives and is a frame of mind that is built on awareness, forgiveness and insight. I wish you all of these as we end our year.
I have had my share of challenges in these last years, many of which were very difficult and with which I still struggle. However, I go out into my garden at night and look up at the night sky, open my arms and thank whoever is running the show up there for what I have been given. I ask that same energy to watch over those I love, have loved and lost, and for those I do not know. Years ago, I used to present an annual forecast at The Unity Center, in Walnut Creek, CA. They were magical evenings. Someone at the center had found the following written on a wall and had it made into little placards, to this day it is what greets people when they come into my home:
Good Morning. This is God. I will be handling all your problems today.
I will not need your help, so have a good day.
The week has a bunch of energy, which we all need as the Christmas season is upon us. Monday has Mars motivation working with Pluto (which pushes through to get things done). Anybody for a late-night tree lighting? Venus returns to the degree where she went retrograde on October 5, getting back on track. For the last couple of months, she has been traveling through the natural zodiac’s eighth house, which concerns itself with the deeper issues of life, birth, death, transformation and release. The eighth house is also associated with resources we share with our closest partners, our frozen assets, and by working with others how we make our income. These last few months have offered an exploration of whether this is working for us or not. With Venus finally returning to its retrograde position of 10º Scorpio, we can now solve, or resolve, financial issues that must be sorted through to move forward emotionally and financially in the next year. If you have been debating about selling a home or finding a new home, this is a prime window that may help you find that special place. The frustrations of the last few months now lift as we end 2018 and approach the first day of Winter, the Winter Solstice, on Friday December 21, along with the Full Moon at 00º Cancer and 00º Capricorn, on Saturday December 22. Lots of news in the following week regarding the new politics in America and the reality of financial industries, often washed over or ignored, during this last year.
A big Happy Holiday wish from myself, Starcycles, and all of us who work together to provide you with information that you can use or help with understanding.
Positive things are happening. We had a New Moon with good luck Jupiter on Friday, December 7, in Sagittarius, and then on Saturday, December 8, Chiron finally went direct at 27º Pisces. For those of you who follow these forecasts, you may recall that last spring Chiron had left Pisces. When planets travel through the tail end of Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, sorrow is reviewed, released, and hopefully healed. Chiron briefly entered Aries for a few months and then, in late September, Chiron retrograded back to Pisces one last time to finish its ten-year transit, which lasts until February 18, 2019. This provides an opportunity to clear out and clean up the sorrow. Address those things that hold your psyche hostage, seek help through a good counselor and clear out those ideas, or ideals, that you have outgrown. It is the beginning of moving forward into new thoughts, ideas and directions, particularly as Chiron re-enters Aries in February.
Practically speaking, Saturn returns to the position at which it went retrograde earlier this year. Saturn back on course adds to our sense of direction and purpose. Mercury, is leaving Scorpio, where it is an emotional thinker, and enters Sagittarius late on Wednesday, December 12. In Sagittarius, Mercury adds a bit more of an adventurous curiosity to our thinking. You may wish to review potential classes, workshops, or books you would like to read. You may want to plan a last-minute holiday trip to see those you have not seen for a while, or at least to reach out and call them. You may also wish to send those last-minute holiday blessings and gifts.
Hanukkah begins today. This is one of the many celebrations in honor of the return of the light. Many cultural celebrations occur throughout the month of December, which in the Northern Hemisphere is when the daylight hours get shorter until the solstice, when the light returns and the days will slowly have more hours of sunlight. I am in Australia where this is completely reversed. For the Southern Hemisphere, after December 21, the days are slowly becoming shorter.
Light is defined as the absence of darkness. When there is light, we see things. That is the physical ‘light’. But another ‘light’ is insight, awareness, consciousness. Here, we sense things coming (intuitively) and the light of insight tells us be ready, aware or prepared. This season of the return of the light is about coming closer to our own pure light. The light is associated with the Sun. The Sun rules the Sign of Leo (where 2 of the summer eclipses occurred), which in the natural zodiac is the fifth house. The fifth house is the house of playfulness, creativity, the creations of our bodies-our children, or the creations of our minds-creative babies. The bottom line is about expression, creating something in the world, being happy and taking a chance, a risk, or gamble on something.
I am off to one of my all-time favorite countries in a few days. I will be traveling to Australia through mid-December and wanted to get these last thoughts and forecasts out to you before I am traveling. The Sun in Sagittarius is lined up with Jupiter on the first day of this week. This starts the week off on an optimistic note and is probably resulting from some of the more positive events of last week. On Tuesday, the Sun meets up with Mercury, shedding light on an idea recently discussed, or in your purview for the last few weeks. When the Sun and Mercury come together, this starts a new cycle of insight and ideas and how to get those ideas to materialize. This combo can affect the markets, too. If they are up, then this can reverse them. If they are down, this combo reverses that, temporarily at least. Always remember, as an investor you have to have your ‘list’ next to you, the list that has your research on it and one you feel confident about. When markets shift, this is the time to buy.
This week is the Last Quarter Moon phase, which means it is time to clean off your desk and get some extra rest. It can mean that you are confident about whether to keep an idea going or let it go, making room for something better to enter your life. If you are weighing whether to work on a relationship or not, that decision should wait until Venus gets back to where she went retrograde, which happens on December 18. Venus is in Libra and here she has a hard time deciding. If you are going back and forth with trying to decide on a job, a house, or some event that is possibly stressing you, get out of your rational mind. Do something physical, like taking a hike or cleaning out the garage. This allows your subconscious to process what you need to do without —while your body is at work.
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate this United States holiday. This week’s full moon falls late on Thanksgiving Day and is in the sign of early Gemini. The Sun, our daily light, just entered Sagittarius early on Thanksgiving Day. Remember full moons are when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, which is one of the reasons some may feel stretched.
It is likely that this long holiday weekend will be full of parties, travel, and over the top behavior. Jupiter (the planet of grand plans and expansive ideals) just entered Sagittarius. When Jupiter is lined up with the Moon, it lends its ‘big’ nature, which can also be over exaggeration or over reaction to a situation. Jupiter in Sagittarius is one of the luckier places for Jupiter. It enters Sagittarius every twelve years, and this year it started its ingress into Sagittarius on the November 8, just a couple of days after the mid-term elections. It remains in Sagittarius until December 2, 2019.
Jupiter in Sagittarius has the reputation of being somewhat inflated. The last time it was in Sagittarius was at the end of 2007, when it lined up with Pluto, and the mortgage-backed securities were about to open Pandora’s box. This was a time when people would soon realize that the value of whatever they had purchased was inflated. Now, I am not saying this to frighten you. In different industries, this can be a perk, as well as a turning point. For example, if properties have become so inflated in one region, people are often willing to move away in order to purchase property that is far more affordable. This means that people move to different regions (Sagittarius is about traveling long distances) to attain their goals. There is a shift that takes place-a need to become free of something-and not be as encumbered as they might have felt while Jupiter was in the sign of Scorpio, a fixed sign that holds on for dear life.
My question to you is, now that Venus is direct and Neptune is going direct, on Saturday, November 24, what is your vision? Try not to judge your vision, that just gets in the way. Think about how you see yourself living, working, and living your daily life? Look down the road and think about what feels good about this vision? What feels heavy and needs to be discarded? These are the questions to ask as planets go direct.
These are also questions to ask as Mercury, the way we process information, remains retrograde until December 6. Do the research, ask the questions, write the inquiries, make the phone calls. If something you want is not available, be persistent. See it and believe it.
I do not know about you, but I am looking forward to Mars leaving Aquarius, where it has been since May 2018. On Thursday, November 15, Mars enters the gentle sign of Pisces. It is time for a gentler motivation than the extremes that we have seen since Mars first entered Aquarius in last spring. Normally, Mars takes eight weeks to move through a sign, but this has been a long transit because Mars went retrograde, then direct, and had to catch up with itself, which usually takes 90 days. In Aquarius, the sign of extremes, we see, and saw, extreme movements, emotions, actions, revolution, startling reminders of a world in turmoil skewed by aberrant ideas and ideals. With Mars entering Pisces, over the course of the next eight weeks, we may find ourselves tired and not as pushed to get things done-perhaps we just must recover, but also because it is time to go inside and find out what really matters spiritually and creatively.
Mars in Pisces often has a bad reputation in the cookbook world of astrology. Mars is the planet of action and motivation and since Pisces is not ‘outwardly’ motivated, the thought is it is not very directed. However, the thing we do not often read about Mars in Pisces, or any water sign for that matter, is that inspiration motivates. When one is inspired, one acts on their vision. With Mars in a good aspect to Saturn (stability) and Pluto (transformation) over the course of the next few weeks, a lot can be done. Maybe it is time to make a holiday card instead of ordering it, maybe it is time to catch up on all that reading that is piling up, which might provide an insight or an idea to regarding your direction. Perhaps it is time to get some friends together and make a vision board for the coming year. I know it seems like a long way off, but it is not. And, it is never too early to envision something fresh and new while letting go of outworn emotions, items and thoughts that keep you from moving forward.