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ricochetastroman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:14 PM
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Rick DiClemente's July Starself Astrology Newsletter


A Planetary Scrum





It never happens this way. Im sitting here on June 27th trying to find something to write about for July. It always just pops into my head. But, not lately.

Ive grown weary about talking about the heaviness of the Pluto in Capricorn period which will doggedly stay with all of Earths citizenry through 2023. So, I sat and sat and came up with these other interesting ideas:

How we can use astrology to assist in our spiritual growth
The big change that we are in the midst of
Speak or animate each planets voice
What the planets feel like, What got into you recently?
Love in the stars, how does it work?

But it just didnt work. Yesterday, June 26, 2010 was the heaviest day Ive ever seen in the planets in my 3 decades of experience. Yesterday mornings lunar eclipse topped it off.

It cant be avoided - it is the buzz - it must be discussed. Only then, did I find relief and start to get to it.



As you have heard, the Pluto in Capricorn era started 1/25/08; ever since, other planets are piling on and adding to the great complexity of this evolutionary pressure.

Pluto in Capricorn
Uranus newly in Aries
Saturn in Libra which has temporarily moved back into Virgo until 7/21
Jupiter newly in Aries
Mercury with the Sun
Lunar eclipse of the Moon yesterday a.m., 6/26/07 at 7:30am Eastern with the Moon on Pluto and the Sun completing the Grand Cross in the fourth and final cardinal sign: Cancer

SEVEN planets involved in what is known as a Grand Cross. Astrologys main stresses are indicated by planets that are next to each other (conjunction), across from each other (opposition) and at a right-angle to each other (square). Now we have a flexing Cross that will stretch and contract over the next few years. Some planets will leave as other aspects will intensify. Yesterday, they absolutely maxed out.

Its no wonder the oil spill crisis is so paramount now; the indications are vivid.

Eclipses such as yesterdays provide awareness and lucidity. The long-term problems that unearthed themselves in our lives in early 2008 are still being worked over by Pluto. I call Pluto the meat tenderizer sometimes as its transformative effect works continuously and steadily over time. With the Moon eclipsing right on Pluto then, those old problems of cleaning up our lives keep rearing their heads, demanding solution. Many, many people right now are at wits end and have been pushed to their limits while others are breaking through the morass nicely. I dont know exactly what separates the two.

Remember, at the same time that all of these planets keep intensifying Plutos story. Uranus and Jupiter have entered a new zodiac on 5/27 and 6/6. Their awakening, refreshing effects in the incendiary sign of Aries have been suppressed somewhat by the continuing powerful impact of Saturn square to Pluto the two heavyweights.

To read a phenomenal article on the Saturn/Pluto combination I refer you to Richard Tarnas article. Tarnas is clearly the worlds greatest theoretical astrologer whos ever lived. Author of the giant, Passion of the Western Mind which has become a University standard and the landmark Cosmos and Psyche which stands as possibly the greatest astrology book ever written, I refer you to the link below.

Just 10 days after 9/11, Tarnas scripted this sobering vision of what happens when Saturn combines with Pluto. Saturn and Pluto were in close opposition when those planes hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I cant say it any better, and I highly suggest you check this out. Be forewarned:

http://www.gaiamind.org/WTCNotes.html

Since 2001, Saturn has now gone from opposition to Pluto to a right angle - its the next trial period.

When 7 planets combine, there is no team of astrologers in the world who can translate all the possible meanings. Suffice it to say for now that the trials in which we face right now are very serious and are interdependent and affect everything else at the same time. The oil spill (Pluto) affects the economy (Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto) which affects Wall Street (Saturn, Pluto) which affects the countrys mood and on and on.

So, what does one do? How do we proceed? Is there hope? The answer is yes, there is hope.

But, it wont be easy and clearly requires a dramatic shift in the mentalities, attitudes, and mindsets that have gotten us to this point wouldnt you agree? I will get into that later on.

So, what happens when all of these mixed stresses start pulling on one another? Just as youd imagine, you get wildly unpredictable results with varying unforeseeable impacts.

Mainly, weve talked ad nauseum about Plutos effects in Capricorn. These other planets keep testing other substrata of the Pluto experience. The number one question has manifested physically in front of our eyes and is central and indicative of the main problem:

Are the USA (and other governments) going to continue to allow greedy, destructive,
corrupt monolithic corporations to own our lawmakers? Now, for the first time in history,
the actual survival of the world hinges on that answer. Or, are we going to finally break this myth
of a democracy in which we have been living and get a truly representative government not one based upon the meaninglessness of a few politicians solely bent on being reelected for ego purposes.

Remember, the last time Pluto was in Capricorn from 1762-1777 was the last time this question became pivotal during the real Boston Tea Party. We werent being represented in government then and you saw how the worlds greatest superpower fell from grace. Do you see the similarity? Its no wonder that Americans want the bums thrown out.

The world has never been as closely tied as it is right now. The great Pluto in Sagittarius period of 1995-2007 gave us wonderful new technology and made the world more intimate but also made us all so interdependent that now, more lies in the balance.

So, as an astrologer, let me briefly try to explain the participants in this Grand Cardinal Cross. You will see why its so difficult to do astrology. The ultra-complex combinations of symbols, meanings, themes, contrasts, etc. that show up in any given chart challenge the artistic side of the astrologer to blend these powerful archetypal forces into something that we can only try to assimilate.

Keep in mind, ALL of these tensions are playing out right now and demanding attention and solutions, just SOME of them include what you see listed above.

Simple, basic interpretations are:

Pluto in Capricorn conjunct eclipsing Moon
The heavy impact of collective Pluto is making us realize what all these shifts are doing to us emotionally and as a family of Man, let alone your own personal family. Pluto is urging us to be courageous and look at our life situations and clean out the clogs that have kept us divided or have been threatening to crack us in two from within.

Plutos super massive force has been and continues to press down upon us is and is unyielding. Many experience this as a dark cloud that is hanging over our heads. We have to face it this is very serious stuff, and the translation of which; keeping it colloquial: No more stuff can be shoved under the rug. No more can fit, nature (Pluto) wont have it; theres too much corruption there already in many cases. Plutos job is to expose it, dig it out, and expunge it. Need I say more?

The oil spill (Pluto/Saturn) is affecting the masses of the people (Moon) and our comfort level, and for many, their very survival and lifestyle (Moon.) This is also being dramatically affected by transiting Neptune sitting on the USAs Moon in Aquarius the ruler of Cancer. Neptune rules the ocean, liquids and shows up as slow steady dissolution.

Pluto/Moon opposite Mercury in Cancer This heavy Scorpio-like planet is digging deep into our mentalities. This is one reason, believe it or not, that TV shows like CSI are so popular now. Pluto leads us to look deeply into issues behind the scenes. The Wizard of Oz is not safe behind his curtain. Pluto energy is all about psychology and detective work as it reveals whats really going on beneath the surface. This opposition is requiring us to become friendlier with our own unconscious. It is my belief that this very energy and shift is why the planet Pluto was demoted to less-than-planetary status in 2006.


The unconscious is not such a mystery anymore to the collective

<snip>

For much more of the newsletter, go to: www.starself.com/newsletter54.html

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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:37 PM
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1. Thanks, Rick!
The link to download the printable .doc doesn't work. I'd love to print it out to keep as a reference this month.

BTW, thanks for your help. I'm doing well, feeling good, and even though "things" seem to be getting crazier all around me, I am able and willing to do what I need to get through it cleanly and clearly. Your encouragement helped, tons!
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ricochetastroman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:50 PM
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3. Sorry Dora, now it's fixed
I'm so glad some of this astroguidance has helped! You go girl!
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:44 PM
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2. In the last couple of weeks I've become completely addicted to CSI type shows.
I can barely pull myself away from one, once it starts. I am FIXATED upon solutions and revelation.

Considering the "fruits" from which I know the people around me:

:rofl:

:hi:
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ricochetastroman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:51 PM
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4. I saw that movie last week that has your background picture!
Fixated, yeh, me too!

Be well. :hi:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:01 PM
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6. The image has as well, oblique meanings.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 02:04 PM by Fire Walk With Me
Thanks as always for your superb contributions. Very special stuff.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:01 PM
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5. July newsletter
I've only read half of the July newsletter but I just wanted to say how much I enjoy the imagery, as in this example:

snip Its also TRYING to pay the bills that accumulated during the irresponsible era of Pluto in the wild get-another-credit-card-and-mortgage sign of Sagittarius. Thus the immense mess of an economy and why it crashed just before 1/25/08. snip

And Tarnas--what an amazing writer.


Cher




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ricochetastroman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:20 PM
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7. Thank you, there is no one like Tarnas
I can only hope to have him review my book before it goes out. I can only hope. I don't know exactly what he's like as an astrologer, probably superb. My girlfriend got a reading from his protege, Matthew Stelzner. I heard the tapes. He and Tarnas are heavily into the aspects between the outer planets and inner/outer planets. He doesn't focus on signs or houses.

My new book is about the 12 signs.

Tarnas covered the outer planets in stupendous form in his "Cosmos and Psyche." I understand he is working a complete new, what would be a new, Combination of Stellar Influences" as was done earlier by Reinhold Ebertin.

He is to combine the meaning of all the combinations; all planets vs all other planets. If he does so, it will become the Bible of all of astrology.

His ability to absolutely lock in the definition of each of these archetypes is mindblowing. I know, because I try to do so!

My goal has been to be the best; now I know for sure, the best I can do is second place! :rofl: :hi: That ain't so bad in his company!
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:23 PM
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8. Ditto on Tarnas
Good work.
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peacefreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:27 AM
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9. Thanks for all your hard work.
We live in interesting times, eh?
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ricochetastroman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:39 AM
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10. Imagine
what we're gonna look like when we "come out the other side?" :hi:
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get the red out Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-10 08:42 AM
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11. Unconditional Love
"There is only one solution and that to is adopt the Aquarian and Pisces ways of unconditional love"

My husband is a Republican and I have become a staunch Liberal over the years and we have had the old fights way too much. Last week we adopted a puppy, neither of us has had a pet in YEARS. She is absolutely causing us to find new ways of doing things and we have been focusing on her. She is unconditional love. I am so tired of the fight, I'd rather try to get get an 8 week old pup to potty in the right place.

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ricochetastroman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-10 11:39 AM
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14. you got it
you got it! :hi:
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-10 04:28 PM
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17. What a sweet metaphor for our times, somehow
The partisan crap is so negative, let's raise a puppy instead. :D

Love it.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-10 09:57 AM
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12. Can you
think of any reason why there seems to be so many shoulder injuries lately? Several of my friends, and myself, have been having problems in varying degrees. Is it just Sun in Gemini? Mercury participating? Or does not apply at all?
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Kookaburra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-10 10:02 AM
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13. Aaaa -- I can't believe you mentioned that
I injured my shoulder a couple of days ago. What's up with that?
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ricochetastroman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-10 11:42 AM
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15. You are right on track
Edited on Wed Jul-07-10 11:59 AM by ricochetastroman
tis Mercury. And I think as Saturn starts to head for 0 Libra again...


Transiting Mercury is usually nothing to stir up things. But, I got to thinking, anything going THRU CARDINAL signs at all right now is like walking thru a mine field. Yes, Mercury has been "trying to slip by thru Cancer" and isn't quite making it. I think you're right.

Like I told you several times before, you're getting real good at this! Keep it goin Syz!


Hope all do better :hi:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-10 01:55 PM
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16. These planetary energies are so powerful.
The chart is quite striking. I'm grateful for the energies relating to positive change!!!

I just wish this sort of thing could have been around in the 1980s (grin grin grin).

Thanks Rick!
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