- June 17 to 20: 90-days after March 23 eclipse at 3º Libra and 4º Libra
The week begins with Neptune stationing retrograde (12º Pisces 02′). I really love Neptune because at its best it is inspirational, creative, malleable, but it also has the reputation for foggy, depressed, and unclear direction. With it going retrograde, the few days prior may feel exhausting. Neptune requires sleep because in the dream state, the conscious life is processed. I don’t really think Americans sleep that much, what with all the coffee and technology, but a lot of research is being done now on sleep deprivation, which creates a lot of problems. With Neptune retrograde, if sleep has been a problem, perhaps this is the time to attend a sleep clinic and finally find out why you can’t.
Since it also happens to be retrograding during the same week that we are in the 90-day period after the March eclipses, the markets, decisions, plans may take a little bit of a dive. The 90-day periods after eclipses bring the disgruntled issues arising in March into clear focus as to what has to be done and undone.
On the 13th when Neptune retrogrades, Saturn (perceived limitation) opposes transiting Vesta. Vesta is not a planet, but an asteroid. A colleague of mine, Bill Meridian, relates Vesta to investment (the name is embedded in the word investment). It might be that more traditional investments are worn, but that with Neptune, which can reimagine ideas, involved, a new way of investing, of directing future security may be in the works.
Neptune is about one’s vision for something worthy for the future — so here is an idea that I’d love to have my readers spread out to their affiliates and associates. In October 2015, a new non-profit educational foundation called the Alexandria iBase Project became a legal entity. The purpose of this organization — funded and supported thus far by Urania Trust, Starcycles Publishing, and Kepler College — is the result of many of us having the vision for a place for our astrological writings — both contemporary and ancient. The issue is that many libraries cannot take our books and papers because of lack of room, funding, or, frankly, interest.
This is the result of something I’ve thought about since quite young when I first heard of how the ancient library in Alexandria, Egypt was burned by the Romans. Many valuable pieces of literature and research were lost at that time. The time and technology are ripe for us to have something to preserve the very papers and books and publications of our astrological colleagues. It is currently designed as a digitized database, but over the last few months, it has become quite apparent that we may very likely be in need of a building in which to house both the hard copies as well as the digitized papers. The LLC was formed in Washington state so that would be the best place. If you know of anyone wanting to include the AIP in their estate planning for the purpose of preserving future materials, then we are it!!
If planning an estate or not knowing what to do with a piece of property, papers, etc., please contact us. We are ‘thinking’ as Neptune retrogrades and Mars stations to go direct that we do need a ‘place’ for this vision. A real building affording growth and a place to store our valuable research and materials. So there it is. I have always believed that if we ‘believe it, we will see it’ and with Saturn (focus) working with Neptune (vision) and Jupiter (possibility and future vision), I think we are very close. This is an ‘investment’ a Vesta — for the future of all astrological persons and organizations. Spread the word, we are very open to receiving right now as we enter phase two! This is a great time to look for ‘bargains’ in real estate or stocks.
For those of you familiar with Bernard Baruch’s successful investment practices (Baruch was a self-made investor and financier in the 20th century. He was known to sit across from the White House on a bench, advising many Presidents of strategy.) When asked why he was so successful, he said, “I buy my straw hats in the fall”. This ragtag period of markets and mayhem could offer good buying opportunities if you’ve done your homework. Same is true for mid-September and October of this year. This is definitely negotiation time as we move into summer. It is also an excellent time to review your financial planning, family estate issues, tax issues, because we have an election time coming!!
June 14 is the last USA primary in Washington, D.C. Coming out of the June 7 primaries, one of which was California, it should be a hot time in the old town tonight when the final results come in. July presents some unexpected and perhaps disturbing times at the conventions as the candidates begin their journey to nomination. This has been one great show and regardless of who becomes president, get your ‘stuff ‘in order — because either party is heading into an untenable financial and political situation, which is par for a country about to have its Pluto return in a few years. Pluto is about looking honestly at our shadows and being willing to give up those shadows in order to transform into a different a more conscious format.
And lest we forget, Happy Father’s Day to all you men who are fathers, like fathers, or who act as great support systems in your communities. We need lots more of you and appreciate you more than you know.