Venus is also an 'evening star' in Aquarius and will be conjunct Neptune in that sign in 11 days time. Mars is conjunct Pluto next Saturday.
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This conjunction will continue to tighten all week and is the main astrological feature of the next six days. When Venus was conjunct Pluto in December the major news story in the UK involved the serial murders of several prostitutes. An awfully tragic story but astrologically very fitting to this planetary conjunction. This month it is the time of Mars to be in conjunction with Pluto and we await with interest to see the corresponding events on earth.
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Right now there is a smell! Russia has cut oil supplies to Poland, Germany and Ukraine as a Moscow-Belarus trade row is escalating, more Neptunian symbolism. Police in China yesterday killed 18 people in a raid on an alleged Islamic militant camp in the western region of Xinjiang. At least 37 people in Brazil have been killed in mud slides and floods caused by days of heavy rains. Astronomers have mapped the cosmic "scaffold" of dark matter upon which stars and galaxies are assembled. See graphic above. The Andromeda galaxy, our largest galactic neighbour, may be five times bigger than previously thought.
Comet McNaught is so bright, it shines right through the evening twilight: see 'Sunday' above. She is void from this moment for over five hours then enters Libra GMT and starts her slow crawl to last quarter phase on Thursday. This day progresses in three stages, the first up to downright tough! The second from this moment 'till rather empty and vacant. The day then turns social. Yesterday U. The operation came a day after U. Special Operations forces launched at least two air attacks against suspected al Qaeda members in this restive Horn of Africa country.
At least 30 Turkish workers have been killed and two others injured in a plane crash near an airport north of Baghdad, Turkey's foreign ministry told CNN. The plane, reported to be an Antonov operated by a company based in Moldova, went down in heavy fog on Tuesday morning about two and a half kilometers 1. Astronomers have found the first example of a triple quasar, the American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle has heard.
Comet McNaught is plunging toward the sun, and the heat is causing it to brighten dramatically. A few days ago, it was barely visible in evening twilight, but now it pops into view while the sky is still glowing blue. Only Venus is brighter. This is possibly the brightest comet in 30 years, and it is heading for its own destruction in the Sun. A minor crisis in consciousness occurs with the last quarter Moon.
Democrats and some Republicans in Congress have criticised the plan, with one senior Democrat, Senator Joe Biden, calling it a "tragic mistake". As part of the plan, Mr Bush will boost US troop numbers by more than 20, Bangladesh's president yesterday resigned as interim leader and declared a state of emergency as disputed polls are put The year-old mystery of where one of the world's largest flowers sit in the botanical family tree has finally been solved by scientists. To their surprise, the plants, which have a one-metre-wide, blood-red, rotten-flesh stinking flower, belong to a family of plants bearing tiny blooms.
Two nearby galaxies - long thought to be true companions of the Milky Way - may instead be drifters, passing through the cosmic neighbourhood. Astronomers say the Magellanic Clouds may be moving too fast to be gravitationally bound to our galaxy. In the days ahead, Comet McNaught will pass the sun temporarily disappearing in the glare and emerge in good position for southern hemisphere viewing later this month. Meanwhile, solar heating will continue to puff up the comet, causing it to brighten even more.
It could become one of the brightest comets in centuries, visible even in daylit skies. She is void from this latter moment. She enters Scorpio GMT. The 'astrological back drop' of this day is then intense and static. A good vibration this one, a positively social wave of conviviality crashes on the shores of village Earth, use it well!
At the same time Mars draws to his conjunction with Pluto which has been building up since Christmas and peaks tomorrow. This one is powerful and full of energy, maybe destructive, maybe difficult to handle but nevertheless very real. The waning Moon in Scorpio presides over what can only be described as a strange day, with strange astrological and planetary patterns.
The Moon in Scorpio sextiles Mercury and is void from this moment. Surprisingly low-key news surfaced as Mars was conjunct Pluto on Saturday. France's governing UMP party elected Nicolas Sarkozy to run for president, but less convincingly than expected. India's Ganges river has been flushed with fresh water to improve bathing for millions of Hindus at a key festival. The Moon and the Sun will enter Aquarius next weekend. The astrological energy right now therefore is modulating from Capricorn to Aquarius.
Mercury is slowing down over the next month as he approaches his retrograde period starting on Feb. Mercury aligns to Neptune on Jan 26th. Lunar occultations of Antares occur every month from Dec. There are none then till July Venus aligns to Neptune 1. Experts assessing the dangers posed to civilisation have added climate change to the prospect of nuclear annihilation as the greatest threats to humankind.
As a result, the group has moved the minute hand on its famous "Doomsday Clock" two minutes closer to midnight. Fourteen UN aid agencies working in Sudan's troubled Darfur region have warned that their relief operations will collapse unless security improves. Venus is today drawing to a close alignment with Neptune in tropical Aquarius which peaks at the time of the New Moon tomorrow. This day is an interesting mix of practicality and far reaching vision. A day maybe to harness and make real your dreams. Two rather important days are ahead of us. A tight alignment of Venus and Neptune is followed by a New Moon, a lunar occultation of Mercury and a lunar occultation of Venus.
The New Moon makes no major aspects. It occurs at the end of Capricorn. The lunation is dominated by the conjunction of Venus and Neptune. Jupiter is square Uranus and this New Moon is on their midpoint. Venus and Neptune are applying in opposition to Saturn. The Moon is void from the moment of 'newness'. She enters Aquarius four hours later at GMT. This conjunction is a Lunar occultation of Mercury visible from Antarctica and the first of four such events in This is the start of a new astrological month. This is visible as an occultation from the southern oceans at GMT.
There is one other lunar occultation of Venus in on June 18th. She slips rapidly into Pisces at GMT and all day long she draws to yet another lunar occultation, this time with Uranus early tomorrow.
Each occultation and there are very many in serves as a 'mid course correction', and an opportunity to realign our current life pathway. Every bit of cosmic structure and cosmic event has its correspondence on earth. Venus fresh from her conjunction with Neptune is today drawing to her opposition to Saturn tomorrow. A somber note is sounding out. The main news over the weekend has been about Hillary Clinton finally announcing that she is considering running for president in - a declaration anticipated for the past six years that puts a heavyweight contender into the race.
Yesterday Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas held talks with the exiled Hamas chief in Syria to try to end months of violence. The first wave of extra US troops arrived in Baghdad to boost security, as twin bombs killed seven people in the city. Germany's Angela Merkel urged Russia to improve communications with the EU after the latest energy crisis. The New Horizons probe is bearing down on Jupiter and a flyby that will swing the spacecraft out to Pluto.
Sunspot burst onto the scene on Saturday, growing from an invisible speck to a Neptune-sized active region in less than 24 hours:. This is visible as an occultation of Uranus from the 'East Indies'. Jupiter is making a waning mutable square aspect to Uranus. As Venus opposed Saturn and the Moon occulted Uranus yesterday at least people died in attacks on Baghdad and Baquba in one of Iraq's bloodiest days this year.
She enters Aries GMT. The next two days correspondingly evoke self expression and impetus. The 'vibe' is not so easy for more reserved personalities but it is a barrel load of excitement for the more colorful characters. The next astrological wave is caused by Mercury in Aquarius aligning closely to Neptune on Friday and opposing Saturn on Sunday.
The waxing Moon forms fixed T-squares with these three through Friday night to Saturday morning. Tough times! The day continues with an urgent and an intrepid impetus. She eases the Neptune Saturn opposition between and GMT allowing brief respite to this heavy weight doom laden opposition which peaks for the second time in February. Look above the Moon tonight, by more than a fist-width at arm's length, for the main stars of Aries.
They're lined up almost vertically. At the same time Iraqi forces backed by US helicopter gunships fought insurgents in the Sunni-dominated Haifa Street area of the capital, Baghdad. She enters Taurus GMT. The Moon will have a very rough ride over the next two and a half days. The Sun and Moon will both be in fixed signs for the next couple of days, together with Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Neptune. The astrological energy now invokes stubbornness, intransigence and permanence.
The advice is not to push too hard. Late tonight the 6. Yesterday Lebanon's army imposed a curfew after students from rival factions clashed in Beirut, reportedly leaving two dead. Something exploded on the farside of the sun Thursday, hurling a coronal mass ejection over the sun's eastern limb. This means a new, active sunspot may be lurking just around the corner.
If so, it should appear in a few days when the sun's rotation carries that part of the sun into view from Earth. Stay tuned for updates. This aspects 'generates' strong romantic action. Mercury aligns to Neptune orb 1. A 'mystical', 'cosmic' and visionary alignment is upon us.
As this night progresses the waxing and decelerating Moon in tough cookie Taurus continues to wreak havoc as she also squares Saturn and forms a potent and dangerous Fixed T Square around GMT tomorrow. A real powerful few hours. Take care! The day progresses with the waxing and decelerating Moon building to a square with Venus. She squares Venus at GMT and becomes void at that time. She enters Gemini GMT. Things may ease from that moment.
A 'lighter' atmosphere prevails dissipating the astrological trauma of the night before. However Mercury still continues to build to his opposition with Saturn which peaks tomorrow. A subtle receptivity now starts to pervade our spirits leaving us a little more open to new impressions. Venus applies in conjunction to Uranus in Pisces, reaching him on Feb.. Some shocks and surprises may well be in store for us at that time. That aspect I guess is the major event of her residence in Pisces. Mercury opposition Saturn GMT. This day throws up serious thought forms and circumstances. The procession to another Full Moon begins in earnest from this moment.
This Full Moon will dominate the working week ahead. The climax of this powerful lunation cycle is early on Friday. Officials in Iraq say at least militants were killed on Sunday during clashes with US-backed Iraqi troops ahead of a major Shia Muslim festival. As scientists meet for crucial climate talks in Paris, new data shows glaciers are shrinking ever faster. Today the waxing but decelerating gibbous Moon in Cancer makes a watery trine aspect with Uranus at GMT and becomes void of course for the remainder of this calendar month!
Pressure of 'experience and event' will increase all week. From today Mercury currently traveling through late Aquarius enters territory which he will have to cover two more times because of his retrograde motion starting on February 14th. At least 40 people died yesterday in attacks across Iraq at the climax of the Shia Muslim religious festival of Ashura. The first all-female unit of United Nations peace keepers, from India, arrived in Liberia to help train local police. Archaeologists say they have found a huge ancient settlement used by the people who built Stonehenge.
The skeletal remains of human "Hobbits" found in Indonesia belong to a new branch of our family tree, a study says. Mercury in Aquarius and Venus in Pisces pictured above are actually at their closest in the zodiac on Feb. Mercury turns retrograde on Feb. He will try again in June to meet up with her to no avail.
He finally catches up with her in August. Today the decelerating and waxing gibbous Moon remains void of course all day in Cancer. Heavy emotional undercurrents are possible today. Care in the community is to the fore. General intensifying humdrum abounds. February This month is astrologically 'reasonably quiet'. Once we have passed the powerful Candlemass Full Moon on Feb. The Moon on Saturday March 3rd will undergo a Total Eclipse visible from Europe , and Neptune and Saturn form the second of their current difficult oppositions on Feb.
Mercury slows down in Pisces and turns retrograde on Feb. He retrogrades into Aquarius on the last but one day of the month. Yesterday Venezuela's assembly approved giving President Hugo Chavez new powers to "transform the country". A Lagos woman was the first person in Nigeria to have died with the deadly H5N1 strain of avian flu. At least 30 suspected Taleban fighters have been killed in a ground and air attack by Nato-led forces in southern Afghanistan, local police said.
Universal extroversion abounds. A high day. Climatic energy as the power of this Full Moon reaches its crescendo. This Full Moon is trine Jupiter and conjunct Saturn, she forms a dangerous and fairly tight 'finger of fate' picture with Mars and Uranus. Mars rises at Madrid. Jupiter sets at Hong Kong. With the passing of this Full Moon we enter another eclipse season. Today's lunation is the ultimate before the Total Lunar Eclipse on March 3rd The Full Moon aligns to Saturn 0. This is an occultation from arctic latitudes.
This is 3rd of the current monthly series of 12 Lunar occultations of Saturn. Human activity is likely to increase global temperatures by 1. Sporadic gun battles continue in Gaza between the rival Hamas and Fatah factions, despite a renewed truce. Rescuers in Florida search for survivors after storms and a tornado kill at least 19 people in the US state. All Italian matches are called off indefinitely after a policeman is killed during violence at the Catania-Palermo derby.
Up to , birds may be culled as experts try to identify which strain of bird flu killed 2, turkeys in Suffolk. This is the 2nd of 20 monthly lunar occultations of this star. A challenging day is forecast. A Full Moon, two near occultations of Saturn, Regulus and the star Rho Leo over the last 48 hours and the major UK news Government is that vets have been working through the night at a poultry farm in Suffolk to contain an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 Asian strain of bird flu.
A cull of nearly , turkeys has begun at the plant near Lowestoft. Also in the wake of this powerful Full Moon Iraq's PM has vowed to put an end to attacks like Saturday's deadly truck bombing in Baghdad, which he blamed on followers of ex-leader Saddam Hussein. The vehicle blew up in the mainly Shia al-Sadriya district in central Baghdad, killing more than people and injuring at least Torrential rain in Indonesia's capital Jakarta worsens flooding, leaving nine people dead and , homeless. Terrorism, global warming and pandemics hit the headlines.
Saturn is applying in his square to Neptune. The two most important astrological events this week are 1 the close conjunction of Venus and Uranus in Pisces on Wednesday. This one adds a touch of astrological electricity to the week. Sudden affections in personal affairs, and unlooked-for ripples in the world of finance are possible manifestations, and 2 the Sun aligning to the current Neptune Saturn opposition.
The Sun is conjunct Neptune on Thursday. This one is more serious. The slow moving, decelerating and waning Moon in Virgo today makes a solitary square to Pluto at GMT and is void from that moment. Generally bad news ensued yesterday. Floodwaters have forced more than , Jakarta residents from their homes, as the death toll from the natural disaster climbed to 25 Monday, according to the capital's flood crisis center. Russia and Japan banned British poultry imports as Britain pressed ahead with a cull of , turkeys after the nation's first outbreak of a deadly strain of bird flu in farmed poultry.
Workers wearing white protective suits, black gloves and masks loaded the turkeys into crates to be gassed following the discovery of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian flu on a farm at Holton in eastern England run by Europe's largest turkey producer, Bernard Matthews. The Sun and Moon together with Neptune are now both in air signs. After the rather 'matter of fact empiricism' of the last two days communication and social events are now favored. Venus is closing on her alignment with Uranus, tightest tomorrow.
We are in the 'foothills' of an eclipse season. There is a total lunar eclipse 3 weeks on Saturday and a partial solar eclipse on March 19th. Eclipse seasons herald changes and adjustments. The biggest science facility to be built in the UK for 30 years - the Diamond Light Source synchrotron - yesterday opened its doors for business. The vast machine, which covers the area of five football pitches, generates intense light beams to probe matter down to the molecular and atomic scale.
When the sun sets tonight, go outside and look west. You'll see Venus and Mercury beaming through the glow of sunset. This is a great week to enjoy the two planets together. Mercury reaches its maximum elongation apparent distance from the sun on Feb. He finally catches up with her in the evening skies of August. Today the very slow moving Moon lazes in Libra reaching apogee slowest all month GMT and then starts to accelerate towards an occultation of the fixed star Spica which occurs tomorrow.
Venus aligns to Uranus 0. Stimulating eccentricities, shocks and surprises are on the cards. Interesting developments in the field of human relationships are most probable. The whole emphasis today is on 'relationships and communication'. Once the alignment is over Venus moves on to square Jupiter on Friday. Stimulation and surprise moves on to excess and indulgence.
Heavy snow falls are forecast for us here. Power outages and interruptions to The Daze may be a consequence. Over the next three days the Sun 'hooks into' the current building Saturn Neptune opposition firstly by being in conjunction to Neptune today and then opposing Saturn on Saturday. The Moon squares the opposition on Saturday morning. All in all this is a challenging few days. Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah yesterday agreed to form a national unity government. The first day of six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programme ended with signs of progress from diplomats.
Mozambique's army has been ordered to evict some 2, people who refuse to leave their homes despite the floods. Scientists have captured a beam of light and make it reappear elsewhere, potentially leading to advances in computing. Today the slow moving Moon wanes and accelerates towards fixed last quarter phase in Scorpio.
Saturn is opposite the Sun GMT. This month is the last time for several years that Saturn will be as bright as magnitude 0. His astrological horoscope no birth time available in the astrological community is shown below. The Daze will examine his birth date in the future. In the meantime see below. Astrotheme web site. Russia's president yesterday said that America's "almost uncontained" use of force is fueling a nuclear arms race.
Security forces in Guinea yesterday killed at least seven people protesting against the president's choice of PM. State of the skies:- Today the Sun is at 22 degrees Aquarius. We are 38 days from the vernal equinox. The waning and accelerating Moon now past last quarter enters Sagittarius GMT joining Jupiter and Pluto in that sign for a couple of days.
Mercury, Venus and Uranus are currently in Pisces. Mercury is slowing down and turns retrograde on Wednesday. Venus in Pisces is sextile Mars in Capricorn on Tuesday. Iran's President Ahmadinejad Scorpio Sun sign yesterday warned the US that any attack on his country will be "severely punished". At least 76 people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in market areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Inflation hit a record annual rate of 1, After three hours of a 'void of course' state she enters Capricorn GMT. Mercury is about to turn retrograde, plans and projects will correspondingly change direction. Iraq will close its borders with Iran and Syria for up to three days as part of its new security plan for Baghdad. Two bombs exploded minutes apart near the Lebanese capital, killing three people and wounding 20 others. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has insisted that Tehran is open to talks on its nuclear programme.
Sorry about the error with the timing of the lunar ingress into Capricorn yesterday. Caught myself out! In early dawn Wednesday morning, look low in the southeast to find the waning crescent Moon. Binoculars will help. The red planet is still in the early stages of an apparition that will bring it to a bright opposition in the evening sky next December. As each day now passes we are getting deeper into an eclipse season. Yesterday seemingly a Moon in Capricorn 'low news day', European lawmakers condemned member states which turned a blind eye to secret CIA prisoner flights.
She sextile Venus GMT and is void from that moment for 13 hours. From that moment the astrological lunar energy after a rather tough going day changes to the chic and the impersonal. The old but fast moving Moon 'burns out' in Aquarius and makes no major aspects today.
All astrological energy is geared now to the New Moon tomorrow and the Total Lunar Eclipse which follows two weeks after. The new Moon is quintile Jupiter and sextile Pluto. Saturn is opposite Neptune. Venus is applying in square aspect to Pluto. Jupiter squares Uranus. Mercury is retrograde. The astrological energy associated with this New Moon is potentially visionary and inspiring. It is wise to bear in mind Mercury's retrograde motion, and the forthcoming eclipse and refrain from major undertakings and new ventures.
Rather this is a time of mediation on what now is and what may be at hand. Saturn rises and Neptune set over the eastern part of the UK, and Paris. Neptune straddles the prime vertical of La Paz and Caracus. Jupiter is on the local IC of Baghdad. The Moon is void from the moment of fullness. We are now deeply into an eclipse season with a powerful Total Lunar Eclipse due in two weeks time. The New Moon in tropical Aquarius yesterday occurred as people across China are celebrating the arrival of the Lunar New Year - China's most important festival which is seen as particularly auspicious this year.
The year of the pig is supposed to bring good luck and prosperity. But this time it is a golden pig year, which happens once in six decades. Four people, including three teenagers, have been killed in London this month. The teenagers were all shot dead in south London - two of them in their own homes.
And on Saturday, a year-old man was shot dead in Hackney, east London, while three men are in hospital after being shot in two separate attacks in the Moss Side and Longsight areas of Manchester. The US-led coalition says one of its helicopters has crashed in south-east Afghanistan after reporting engine failure. A Nasa mission to study the phenomenon known as the northern lights blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The slender infant crescent Moon occults Uranus visible telescopically at moon set from the UK around to The occultation starts with Uranus being occulted by the dark edge of the tiny moon at only 6 degrees of altitude mid UK.
A moment to savor. It ends a few minutes after Moon set. Nova Scorpii wasn't a big deal when two Japanese nova hunters, Yuji Nakamura and Yukio Sakurai, independently discovered it at 9th magnitude on February 4th. But that was then and this is now. The nova has brightened all the way to about magnitude 4.
That puts it in fairly easy naked-eye view if you don't have a too-badly light-polluted sky. Binoculars will show it very well from anywhere. Survivors and witnesses have described the horrific scenes which followed two explosions on an Indian passenger train early Monday that killed at least 67 people. India and Pakistan say the train bombing will not disrupt their peace process.
On Sunday more than 60 people have been killed and injured in three car bombs in Shia districts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Yesterday a number of bombings and mortar attacks in Iraq have left more than 20 people dead and many wounded. The violence comes despite an intensified security operation in the capital, Baghdad, and across Iraq. Astronomers are monitoring an asteroid named Apophis, which has a 1 in 45, chance of striking Earth on April 13, Although the odds of an impact by this particular asteroid are low, a recent congressional mandate for NASA to upgrade its tracking of near-Earth asteroids is expected to uncover hundreds, if not thousands of threatening space rocks in the near future, former astronaut Rusty Schweickart said.
Iran's president yesterday rejected calls to suspend uranium enrichment, a day before a UN deadline runs out. A tanker carrying chlorine gas exploded on Tuesday morning outside a restaurant in the Iraqi town of Taji, killing at least six people, an Interior Ministry official said.
At least other people were either injured by the blast or poisoned by the fumes. Venus will be in Aries on her own until March 17th when she enters Taurus. Venus in Aries invokes love at first sight, love impulses and passion. The most important time of her residency in Aries is the period from March 6th when she forms a fiery grand trine a love triangle! Today the crescent Moon waxing towards total lunar eclipse now 10 days away trines Pluto and becomes void of course from that moment.
We are deeply in an eclipse season right now. Mercury is retrograde and approaching inferior conjunction on Friday. This time is special. It is a period of waiting, and watching. It is a time to open to the new impulses but not to start new major projects. The decelerating waxing moon makes benevolent aspects from Taurus today. The astrological atmosphere today is passive, solid, 'rooty', submissive and subliminal. Iran has boosted its nuclear research, defying the latest UN deadline to halt the work.
Tension is rising it now seems. Chimpanzees have been observed making and using wooden spears to hunt other primates. A laser developed for military use is close to hitting a power threshold necessary to turn it into a battlefield weapon. A tropical cyclone has struck central Mozambique with strong winds destroying houses and uprooting trees and pylons. A deep 'conception moment' of the mind, a 'New Mercury' is underway. New ideas and plans may surface into consciousness over the next few days and weeks.
She enters Gemini GMT and starts to make difficult aspects whilst in that sign over the next two and a half days. State of the sky:- The Sun today is at 5 degrees Pisces. There are 25 days to the vernal equinox. The waxing and decelerating Moon in Gemini squares the Sun and Uranus today. She is now one week from a Total Lunar Eclipse. We are currently deep in an eclipse season with next weekend's Total Lunar Eclipse being followed by a partial eclipse of the Sun occurring on March 19th. Mercury is now a 'morning star' in Pisces, rising ahead of the Sun but still in retrograde motion.
Today has a similar 'feel' to it as yesterday. Restlessness and movement are on the cards. Iran insists it will continue its controversial nuclear programme, ahead of UN talks on possible new sanctions. A combination of rocket and bomb attacks -- the worst taking place at the entrance to a university yesterday killed more than 50 people and wounded dozens of others in Iraq. Mars enters Aquarius GMT. Mars in Aquarius brings out the independent streak in us all.
This is a time now to do your own thing. The most significant and important time of his residence in this sign is when he hooks up with the current Saturn Neptune opposition between the 22nd and the 26th March. Mars leaves Aquarius on April 6th. At the current time then as Mars finds his feet in Aquarius Venus continues with her 'hot love' in Aries. This is a heady mixture of animus and anima energies and does indicate an exciting period for human relationships. The Sun and Moon are then both in water signs, with Mercury and Uranus. If you were born close to a major phase of Saturn and Pluto, especially the conjunction , , opposition , , waxing square , , or waning square , , then your life is likely tied in some general way to this cycle, especially if you were born with Saturn or Pluto angular, or with the Sun and Moon in hard aspects to Saturn and Pluto.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born during the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Leo. Not only that, but he was born when the Sun was conjunct Saturn and Pluto in Leo, so we know he interacts with this cycle in a more personal way. What role is he most known for playing? The Terminator, a killer robot from an apocalyptic future where machines have conquered humanity. He got this role in , and the film was released in , coming out of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Schwarzenegger was not the only person locking into this Saturn-Pluto event. Linda Hamilton, who plays the steely badass Sarah Connor was born under the Saturn-Pluto square in Michael Biehn who plays Reese, a freedom fighter from the future, was also born under that same Saturn-Pluto square from Could there be a more perfect description of Saturn taken to a Plutonian extreme than the Terminator?
Back to Schwarzenegger — he was first asked to run for Governor in — in the midst of the next Saturn-Pluto opposition. It was from this opposition that he eventually became the Governor of California, where he was also known as the Governator. It will be interesting to see what new role he comes to at this next Saturn-Pluto phase. He and Linda Hamilton will be starring in Terminator: Dark Fate in November , potentially their last turns in their Terminator roles.
Will he continue to carry on his political career in , starting the next phase? All we know is that the Saturn-Pluto conjunction will be a recurrence transit, and in this case, the end of an era. You would have to look at the previous conjunctions, squares and oppositions between Saturn and Pluto to determine what specific theme runs through those times.
This might be setting the bar a little low, but one pronounced fear during the last Saturn-Pluto conjunction of was the threat of nuclear annihilation. This coincidentally followed two actual close calls with nuclear annihilation in September and November when Saturn was within a few degrees of Pluto.
So the conjunction presents many of our worst fears, since Pluto empowers the Saturnian motivation of fear. Whether those fears actually come to pass is another question. You can rest easy now! Back in ancient Mesopotamia, solar eclipses were regarded as bad omens for leaders, and still are to some degree. Because apparently all it takes to avoid a cosmically ordained destiny is a little sleight-of-hand trickery. A mistaken identities scenario fit for a disappointing local county pantomime is apparently enough to offset the very will of the gods.
A little razzle-dazzle tap-dance showstopper with jazz hands will distract even the mightiest cosmic order, apparently. In any case, maybe this is dumb, but instead of letting yourself be the subject of this transit, you could intentionally choose something else to become the subject of the transit.
How does one act like Saturn? Saturn weighs, scrutinizes, criticizes, and bears down wherever it goes. Now this might be an exercise in futility. Killing a cockroach to be a stand-in for your own transits portending your own death will likely not stop you from dying, if that is your fate at that time. But free will is an extremely convincing illusion, so illude away! At least this way you get to pick your poison. You could think of this in terms of the house Saturn and Pluto are passing through in your chart.
Maybe this means paring down your style to be more functional, simple, ascetic, age-appropriate. Maybe this means giving up on covering up the bald spots and embracing a fully shaven head. Maybe this means giving up on coloring your hair and embracing your destiny as a silver fox or silver vixen, or a white fox or a white vixen. With Pluto in the mix however, it might be something more extreme than just a makeover, something which reflects a dramatic internal transformation as well as an external one at this time.
Weigh how much value it really has to you. Make some of your money back through a yard sale, or put some things on the Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or ebay. For extra Saturn points though, you could donate it to Goodwill or think of other people in your life who could use it, and give it away freely. With Pluto in the mix however, there is something especially traumatic or cathartic about the process of going through your old possessions. In a house associated with everything quick, mobile and fleeting, Saturn and Pluto could slow things down to a grinding halt.
Maybe this is a time when your typical mode of transportation is out of commission, or your local area is being dug up and renovated, and you have to find new ways around to get where you want to go, or a new commute becomes a long arduous bore. With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially profound or rotten about this area of your life at this time. This can also be a time when your relationships with neighbors, siblings, cousins or close friends can become icy. Maybe this means setting down some roots to establish your home base of operations. This could mean moving back to take on the responsibility of caring for elderly or unwell family members.
With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially traumatic or cathartic about this area of your life at this time. If you have no plans to move, maybe evaluate how secure your home is and consider an emergency preparedness plan. Stock up on supplies, just in case.
Maybe sacrifice the security of familial help or the comfort of having your own place far away from them, and embrace the responsibility of being part of a family. In the context of children, it could mean embracing your responsibilities to them rather than indulging them, even if they reject you. It could also mean accepting that there are limits to how much you can control them.
With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially profound and transformative about this area of your life at this time. This could be a time when you are feeling imprisoned more than usual by your daily routine, your work, maintenance and duties, weighing the worth of it all. This could also be a time of facing significant health issues, especially after a period of neglect. Instead of just letting this all happen to you, make this Saturn-Pluto transit mean the moment you turn this ship around.
Embrace the grunt work, make a plan to get out of it, prioritize accomplishing your most important duties, especially those surrounding your health. Sacrifice comfort, feel the burn. With Pluto in the mix, the stakes may be especially high in this area of your life at this time. This could perhaps be a time when you feel cloistered and trapped by a relationship, when you reach the limits of your patience and decide to establish boundaries to protect yourself.
As unromantic as it is, you may have to harshly judge the worth of your relationship. If it continues, it will be stronger for having been tested. If you are currently single, relationships may arise in which there may be some utilitarian advantage for one of the parties, alongside affection and companionship. There could also be the possibility for manipulation and coercion through unbalanced power dynamics. With Pluto in the mix, there may be something especially poisonous or profound in this area of your life at this time. You may have to sacrifice detrimental habits and behaviors in order to formalize or improve a relationship, or sacrifice the comfort of having a partner.
This may be a time when you are vulnerable to participating in a crime or an underhanded approach to achieving something. Perhaps the sacrifice you could make in this case is to forgive a debt owed to you. Perhaps reflect on those who have passed on in your life and consider what they would have wanted you to do in their memory, or what they would have wanted for you. Honor their wishes in some way. With Pluto in the mix, this may be an especially spooky and profound episode in your life at this time. Whatever you sacrifice should be something that hurts a bit to give.
This could mean embracing the criticism of your ideas and your works, or acknowledging the limits of your ideas and working them back up from the ground again, or going back to school or taking courses to build up an area of deficiency. With Pluto in the mix, this may be an especially profound and humbling area of your life in this time. This can be a time of great advancement but also perilous at such a great height.
You may find yourself in morally compromised situations involving coercion and manipulation. There may be great fear and trepidation in dealing with bosses and authorities. With Pluto in the mix, this may be an especially precarious and profound area of your life in this time. Maybe you have to sacrifice a short-term advancement or gains for the sake of long term goals, in weighing what you really want to do with your life.
This may mean you have to give up having certain people as friends or colleagues, either because they are no longer of real use or benefit to you, or because you have to stand up for a less popular colleague for an important reason which causes you disfavor with others. You may have to choose who your real friends are, who your real allies are. You may have to give up awards and accolades which are not due to you and give credit where you know it is properly deserved.
With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially trying and profound in this area of your life in this time. Maybe you could sacrifice the spotlight and give a boost to those you consider deserving and are little known, try using your own power and platform to raise up others. You may find yourself in quiet, isolated places, by your own volition or not. Never to say what they did was okay, but to not bother yourself anymore with them. Insulate yourself from these less pleasant characters in your existence. This may be as simple as walking away from an argument on social media, letting someone get the last word in, pulling off the road and counting to Maybe you can sacrifice the addictive burden of holding a grudge.
While you roll your eyes, let me explain what I mean. Surviving life is one thing, but living life is quite another. Spoiler alert: no one survives this place. No one gets out of here alive. One underlying difficulty can be described by various squares between Mars and Jupiter in for these periods trigger potentials for overestimation of strength, hasty actions, too much or too little force being used when the opposite is needed, plus, a general lack of moderation will sometimes be in evidence.
Yet the general difficulties in society that could be created by the testosterone-driven me-first planet in its sign of Aries may primarily issue from the warrior planet's squares to karmic heavyweights Saturn and Pluto which meet in Great Conjunction on January 12, 22Cap46 , as you know. So here's a brief list of the dates of the Mars squares to each planet along with some possibilities that are contained within the squares, a dynamic aspect of frustration and blockage dates are on or about and are ET :.
This square suggests anger, total frustration, restraint, denial of aggression, tests of self-control, activities blocked by resistance, and the need for solutions.