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Get Through Problem by jesadaphon; freedigitalphotos.netIf you’re among the ranks of those feeling the growing intensity over recent weeks, take heart. Help is on the way.

Jupiter just picked up Mighty Mouse’s theme song (in rich baritone, of course), “Here I come to save the day…!”

You see Jupiter and Pluto have been talking all month and have agreed to join forces now in Virgo to power up some long overdue transformation, both collectively and personally (if it aspects your chart). Astrologically this appears as a trine, an easy flow of energy between these two cosmic dynamos. Pluto removes everything that stands in the way of our growth and evolution.   Jupiter makes everything bigger, more expansive or pronounced. Together they broaden the possibilities for wide-range and long-lasting change.

But there’s a catch.

You see, trines tend to feel so comfortable that they can be overlooked. With this one, however, I think it will be pretty hard to miss. Yet it is up to you to apply it if you want to get the most out of it.

Pluto’s energy works at deep levels, in the realms of our deepest secrets, bringing all sorts of taboo subjects into the spotlight—particularly around anything having to do with sex (affairs and sexual scandals, sexual abuse and harassment, breast feeding, abortion, gender preference, sexual stereotypes, sex education, sex in advertising, sex shops, etc.). It also deals with money in regard to loans, joint finances, other people’s money, and money owed to you.  Plus it governs psychology, why we do what we do.

Jupiter, sometimes called the “lucky planet,” can bring great gain—or loss. You see, this energy expands whatever it touches, so a small gain turns into a windfall or little loss into a pitfall. Yet this is just one way Jupiter’s energy can play out. It can expand anything, from friendships to your waistline, from the size of your house to the manifestation of your dreams (or fears).

So what’s the key to using this highly beneficial Jupiter-Pluto trine? Aim high! It’s that simple, and that complicated. Before taking aim you must see your target clearly. In astrology you do that by identifying the Houses where this energy will impact your own personal chart. What areas of life do they cover? When you know this, set your sights on an issue or achievement that falls within those topics.

Be patient here; Plutonian change comes over time. This is the first of a series of three Jupiter-Pluto trines in a larger 12-year Jupiter cycle so look at this as another initiation phase. What starts under this energy (which lasts virtually all this month) will be revisited around March 16, 2016 then given the opportunity for completion around June 26, 2016.

That said, realize that Uranus is getting in on the action again this week. The Libra New Moon on October 12th here in the U.S. (the 13th in other parts of the globe), contains lots of Uranian energy. The Moon joins shocking and rebellious Uranus in power sign Aries as Uranus stands in opposition to the illuminating Sun in Libra (relationships, money, justice). Since the Moon often acts as a trigger and New Moons signal new beginnings, be ready for some surprises on any level from this. Just sayin’…

Plus this New Moon occurs at 19° Libra, which in numerology reduced as 19/10/1. If you’ve been with me awhile you know that 10/1 can bring instant manifestations. Also 19 by itself signals endings (9) that support a beginning (1).

This week also signals the start of a final retightening of the old Pluto-Uranus Square we waved a somber or perhaps gleeful goodbye to last Spring. While it will not reach exactitude, it will continue to tighten to within 1° in December of this year. Squares in astrology bring tension requiring action for resolution. This brings a revisitation of anything brought to light over the past 7 years, offering an opportunity to elevate the levels of change around these old subjects…and perhaps a few new ones. (That should make this U.S. election season fun, right?)

The planets and luminaries as a whole are really cozying up in the signs of Virgo and Libra this month. Both Mars and Venus will blend their energies with Jupiter in the Jupiter-Pluto trine. Mars charges ahead on the 17th, adding power to act on ideas. Our will or the will of the collective gains a new or renewed drive; a can-do attitude. This combination also brings urgency with a focus on faith (Jupiter) with action. The key here it to stay focused and not overly grandiose.

Venus, on the 25th, shifts any wayward focus back to love, fairness, equality, and money. During the Venus retrograde and shadow period that ended October 8th, we were strongly urged to up level our relationships. (Venus rules Libra, you know.) It’s also a time to get real around the way money affects you and/or adds or subtracts value to or from your life. Are you living in a fantasy world, refusing to see or deal with your current reality? How does that affect your relationships? What steps can you take now and across the next several months to realign those issues?

Oh, and we mustn’t forget Mercury in all of this. This planet that governs communication backed all the way through the sign of Libra before going direct on October 9th and remains in a strong shadow period until the 24th. For many this created some funny, frustrating, or totally mind-blowing occurrences when coupled with the eclipse energy of September.

Imagine being the editor of The Bismark Tribune, for example, where two blatant errors slipped through within a couple days of each other. The first, in a cutline under a picture read in part, “…all of Duluth, keep an eye out for fucks during a hunt…” The second may have escaped the eye of all but the spelling czars if it hadn’t been in the main front page headline: Probe looks at DOT work enviornment. I’ve worked as a newspaper editor and can fully empathize with seeing things like that make it into print. Humble pie, anyone? An apology from the paper did appear shortly thereafter.

This acts as a good reminder that we may not like what we see, “Be we can control our response…” (Wink!) This one came from a newsletter. Truly, I saw more of these than ever.

Well Mercury, slowly gaining speed, at 1°Libra sextiled (positive energy) Saturn at 1°Sagittarius on the 11th. See all those ones? This aspect urged patience while enabling you to know who to talk too and what to say. Sounds like a good way to start things to me.

Then on the 22-24, Mercury squares Pluto at 13°, that number of transformation through struggle. You may find yourself struggling with how to say something you must reveal, but really don’t want to. Or you may discover someone has revealed your deepest secret to the worst possible person. How will you respond to bring positive transformation in the face of criticism or humiliation? Be creative (3) and see all sides (Libra).

Be aware that Lilith, traveling along with the Sun, is likely to bring more than a little disturbance along the way this month. This may appear as disruptions that involve core survival instincts and issues. If this happens remember that this Libran energy will encourage you to return to balance as soon as possible. It is from this stance you find the mental, emotional, and physical stability (Virgo) to act from the point of your truth and purpose. And that, above all else, is what we are called to do these days.

Incidentally, if you’d like me to check the Houses where this Jupiter-Pluto trine activates your chart, drop me a note through my website below. Consider it my surprise free gift to you (for this month only). See? Jupiter is gifting you already!


Rayora Hartman


(Photo credit: “Get Through Problem” by jesadaphon;


As the world watches shifts and changes in global Back to School Sign Means Education and Classrooms by Stuart Miles; freedigitalphotos.netmilitary maneuvering, an equally sobering cosmic march began November 13th.   Venus started a lineup of four cosmic bodies conjuncting (meeting / crossing) Saturn in Scorpio(a sober planet in a sober sign) in a span of just under two weeks. In astrological terms that’s big, people, really big.  And important, so let’s take a look.

Saturn earned a reputation over the centuries of being “the great teacher.”  Yet this is not the teacher who brings light-hearted experiments to class or sprinkles jokes through the lessons.  Saturn denotes the serious instructor, determined to teach whether the students are willing or not.  The more resistance from the student, the greater the level of difficulty applied.  This can be quite sobering, to say the least. (Hey, I didn’t design the cosmos so send any complaints to the higher ups.)

But before we go any farther, let’s get clear on the difference between “sober” and “somber.” Sober is “characterized by reason, sanity, or self-control; showing mental and emotional balance,” according to Webster’s New World Dictionary.  Somber, on the other hand, is much more dark and gloomy, “mentally depressed or depressing; melancholy.”  See the difference? (Okay, both Scorpio and Saturn in their lowest expression can trigger this too, but let’s not go there now.)

Saturn brings a sobering energy to any planet with which it interacts.  When Venus conjuncted Saturn on the 13th, light-hearted characteristics of Venus virtually disappeared.  Pushed to the forefront were Venusian issues around balance, justice, money, and relationship dynamics.  The number 13/4 signifies a more stressful form of transformation, potentially resulting in foundational changes.

As the Sun meets Saturn on the 18th, it puts empowerment issues under the microscope.  The focus tightens in on responsibility and taking a serious look at what still inhibited us.  Some may feel compelled to move a project forward toward completion.  Yet for many it’s a low energy day with the Sun’s strength compromised by Saturn, a day for pondering rather than action. The number 18/9 signifies transformational completion and endings.  It also can bring stress. Therefore while some feel moved to advance something or tackle something they’d been resisting, others know it’s time to release dreams that no longer hold promise.

The Moon gives Saturn a quick pass on its way to join the Sun for the November 22nd New Moon.  This could bring up some serious emotions or an issue with your mother or father/authority figure.  The aspect is brief but could have a rippling effect in the flow of the month’s energy.  Should this happen, let those emotions flow into a positive new beginning around whatever comes up.  The number 22, the Master Number of Peace, looks for peaceful solutions with long-lasting results.  This is reinforced further by the New Moon arriving at 0° Sagittarius, a strong indicator of fresh, positive beginnings.

On the 26th, just before Pluto and Uranus reach another square at 12°, Mercury pays a brief visit to Saturn at 26°Scorpio.  You may find your thoughts and conversations around that day more serious than usual.  The number 26 carries multiple energies.  The 6 indicates love and nurturing that can support one-on-one communication indicated by the number 2.  And 26 reduces to 8 (2 + 6 = 8), itself a number with many layers.  In this context it could mean important conversations arise around money, or bringing an idea into reality.  Since both 26 and 8 can carry karmic energy, something or someone from the past may become a part of this conversation in some way.  The important thing is to allow this energy to bring up whatever is asking to be addressed now—rather than waiting for Pluto and Uranus to intervene in a more intense fashion.  Remember the number 12 can bring victimization energy, so guard against allowing that to take root or remain if it’s already present.

As always, look at your own astrology chart and birth numbers code to see which part of your life is impacted the most with each aspect.

To see another layer of how Saturn is playing into our world dynamics, look as my last blog post, Let’s Talk Astrometeorology (What’s up with the weather?).

And that’s it for now, folks.


Rayora Hartman

(Photo credit: “Back to School Sign Means Education and Classrooms” by Stuart Miles;