The New Moon at 20° Scorpio on Monday starts a new cycle for the next 28 to 30 days. It is potent and strong and sometimes even a lot more intense than expected as this New Moon melts into a conjunction with transiting Mars, also in Scorpio. Those born during a Sun/Mars conjunction are very driven and often very task directed. Since this is happening in this next week, ideas that have had time to incubate and develop may suddenly emerge and begin moving forward. Something clicks. Something happens providing not only a new direction but also providing added energy to push through on something that, to complete, must push through. As this New Moon combines with Mars , they both are opposite transiting Uranus in late Taurus at the same time, which also suggests the possibility of sudden surprises. Uranus brings change and it has a bad reputation of being chaotic. This is true of Uranus, but the only reason it becomes chaotic is when long needed shifts in consciousness or change are in front of each of us, but we ignore them. This is when Uranus acts out.
Double-check travel plans, have a back up plan if you are flying someplace for the holidays. If your car or transport vehicle is making weird noises, then get it fixed. If your household appliances are acting out, check electrical connections, circuit breakers and broken wires or exposed wires. Get them fixed. Uranus rules electricity and with Mars opposing Uranus this week, electrical fires can be prevented if you pay attention. If you’ve been putting off replacing very old non-functional home appliances or cars, then these next few weeks might be the perfect time to replace and move forward.
Get familiar with new computers or computer programs that can help you expand your business. This may be a wonderful time to improve your technical education or, at the least, get someone to help you learn more so that you remain relevant, particularly if you are looking at changing your life and finding a new direction professionally. Many opportunities are available in both live classes or online or with the newer models of learning called hybrid. Read about all the recent technologies that include the growing use of Artificial Intelligence. With Chiron in Aries about to go direct over the course of the next few weeks, learning more about these new things might be the perfect time in which to consider that. Even though much of that technology is still confusing – it behooves all of us to ready about it – at least. I think anything new is often confusing and our tendency is to run away from opening ourselves to things we feel we can’t understand, but that is exactly when you read about it rather than running. It is important to try understanding at least a little something because over these next few weeks before transit Pluto enters Aquarius in January (the sign of computers) there will be a lot of information flooding the media and networks. We don’t have to become specialists but it does open new channels of understanding in our brains to just ready about what the future ‘might’ look like.
I am presenting an online class with the Connecticut astrological group on the upcoming innovation cycle of Jupiter/Uranus which only occurs every 13 years in different signs. This unique synodic cycle occurs in late April 2024, and now might be a suitable time to understand what you are closing out in terms of new directions and how that closure opens new pathways with the upcoming conjunction. The last Jupiter/Uranus cycle began in 2010. The new one starts in late April 2024. To register for this class, go to https://myasc.org/season-line-up/ and then SCROLL DOWN to my event on Thursday November 16. Class begins at 7 pm Eastern time and 4 pm Pacific time. It is an online class and fun. I’ll show you how to interpret that in your own chart while presenting examples of how this unique conjunction played out in the past. I look forward to seeing you at class on the 16th.
When I wrote Pushing through Time: Synodic Cycles and Their Developing Phases (available at Amazon), I explored the Jupiter/Uranus cycle extensively along with all the others, showing their dates and history. It is very much associated with technological innovation affording opportunities for everyone to work more independently while working with others and most importantly if you want to set up something that you create as an entrepreneur.
There are many synodic cycles. Another one is the Saturn/Neptune conjunction which occurs every 35 to 36 years and is next expected at 00° Aries on February 20, 2026. This means that we are finishing up the last one which occurred on March 3, 1989 right before the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Neptune is about imagination and visions. Saturn is about organizing those things. Saturn is also quite karmic and if one is not responsible, then when it finds itself triggered in a tough aspect, then, of course, there is a debt owed for irresponsibility. Ironically, the Exxon Valdez was the environmental story of that year. Here we are again, finishing out that cycle, with Saturn in the sign of Pisces (ruled by Neptune). Did we learn anything about our oceans, our fisheries, our water, and our environments? Time (Saturn) will tell.