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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


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Shopping Woman Holding Shopping Bag by stockimages; freedigitalphotos.netWhen you think of love and romance in astrology, you think of Venus, right?  Well, in this 8 Universal Year it’s especially important to see another facet to this beauty’s personality.  Money.  Few planets hold as much sway in a chart as Venus when it comes to money.  Let’s take a look.

First, locate your natal chart–on the computer or buried in a drawer somewhere.  (You do have your natal chart by now, right?) Find Venus, the symbol that looks like a stick figure or a plus sign with a circle on the top. (No crown on top; that’s Mercury).  Which House is she in?  These are the sections of the chart, numbered near the middle.  If she is in the 2nd, 6th, 8th, or 10th, the traditional money houses, that’s strong for wealth.  Yet Venus in the 7th can indicate money through marriage or in the 8th through inheritance.

How Venus is connected to the other money houses or planets in those houses can indicate whether money will flow easily, come through work, or be met with obstacles.  A favorable aspect to Jupiter, for example, can indicate greater wealth since Jupiter expands all it touches.  (They don’t call it the “lucky planet” for nothing, you know.) Yet a hard aspect to Jupiter could indicate struggles with money or great financial losses.

Venus, in this sense, connected to the Moon can indicate that money will come in stages, ebb and flow, and may even flow along with the cycles of the Moon.

If she is in the 12th House, it can indicate that there is no need to earn money, or how and when retirement will occur.  This is an especially strong indicator if Venus resides here with other planets.

How Venus aspects (connects to) your Ascendant can indicate by sign and degree how your personality will enhance or play into your wealth.  And a strong aspect to your Midheaven (10th House cusp) strengthens the likelihood of financial gain through your career.

Venus in the 11th House, if connected to a money house or ruling planet, can indicate that female friends, groups, or a team will play a part or lend support in some way.  Again this will flow more easily if the aspect is say a trine or sextile (easy flowing energy) versus a square or opposition, bringing obstacles or opposite characteristics into play.

Venus in the 4th House or on the 4th House cusp may indicate the need for family support to initiate a career, a common trait in an athlete’s chart.

Aspects between Venus and Neptune appear prominently in charts of royalty or those born to “old money.”

Venus also can be a timing device, either by transit or progression.  For instance, Progressed Venus moving from its natal position in the 1st House into the 2nd House of earned income can trigger the beginning of a career if connected to the Midheaven or a marriage that brings financial wealth if connected to the 7th House of MarriageVenus transits only last a few days, so trigger specific events, like getting a new job.

 Remember, Venus is the planet of balance, which can be especially important in financial decisions.  Yet guard against aspects of her lowest expression; indecisiveness or avoidance.  Also realize that Venus by herself cannot bring wealth.  She must be in aspect to other parts of your chart.  And Saturn in aspect to this lovely lady (so dubbed because of her feminine attributes) can require more effort or retard the arrival of money.

Pay attention also to the degree numbers of the planets and house cusps involved.  Look particularly for 8s or numbers that reduce to 8, such as 26 (2+6=8). Since 8 is the “king of the money numbers,” it intensifies all issues around money.  Plus, this 8 Universal Year strengthens any activation of this number throughout the year.

The same is true if you have 8 in your numerology Numbers Code.  For example, I experienced a triple 8 activation in January and have four house cusps that reduce to 8.  Was I delving into financial materials and reassessing everything in my own financial world as well as the world at large?  You betcha!  Like a bee on a petunia I spent the month digging deeper for the richest pollen.

Now back to you.  I’m offering as a gift all year to locate where you have 8s in your astrology chart or Numbers Code.  (Did I hear some “yippees” out there?  Wink!)  Realize this is not a reading, simply a location of key areas of your life affected—which in itself is priceless.  Just click here to go to my website.  Hit the Contact tab and jot me a note that says, “8s, please.” I’ll get back to you with the information I need.  How easy is that?

Until next time, find Venus (now transiting Pisces) in your charts, if you have them, and see if you can begin to draw your own storyline.


Rayora Hartman

(P.S. Due to my own little surgical adventure in January combined with a bunch of planets transiting my 12th House, further turning me into a recluse, I’ve been MIA here for a while.  I apologize for any wonder or frustration that may have caused.)


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