Chiron in the Houses of the Natal Chart, Thursday 8th April 2021

On Thursday 8th April at 7:30 pm BST

Chiron’s significance in the Astrology chart can be notoriously difficult to understand because of his dual nature, his eccentricity and his complexity. It’s in my understanding that Chiron’s very nature deserves great respect and acknowledgement because to consider Chiron is to also consider aspects of the shadow and the effects of the deep and painful wounds on the emotional body that Chiron represents.

On Thursday 8th April at 7:30 pm BST, I’ll be sharing my view on Chiron in the natal chart based on some theory from the archetype and mythos of Chiron, my research and my experience with clients during my first 4 years practising Astrology.

I’ll also share an explanation of Chiron in each house of the natal chart.

Cost is free but contributions or donations are encouraged with gratitude! Please contribute to: paypal.me/vineastrology

email gemma@vineastrology.com for a link to the Zoom event

Date and time: Thursday 8th April, 7:30 pm.
Duration: About an hour, possibly a little bit more.

It’s a Full Moon in Libra on Sunday!

There’s a Full Moon in Libra this Sunday, 28th March, at 7:48 pm in the UK.

The Full Moon in Libra will be forming a nice grand air trine with Saturn in Aquarius and a Mars – North Node conjunction in Gemini. This then forms a kite pattern when the South Node is also taken into account here. In fact, it forms two; one with South Node at the apex and the other with the Sun at the apex. So when we look at these in terms of focal points, it could mean that we’re feeling driven right now to go ahead and put the things into motion that have been mulling around in our heads over the past few months or even longer. There might be a range of different things and these might be things that a very air element things to do such as writing, talking, socialising, networking, sharing ideas and following ambitions etc. Anything shared with an audience or groups of people are air sign things to do. We may find we are stepping into these things almost instinctively while seeking emotional balance with the Moon in Libra as part of this configuration. With the Sun also at an apex position in almost exact conjunctions with Venus and Chiron, we may also feel compelled to fall into an act now, think later kind of mode and this also shows that a) we can be warriors of compassion and support for one another, especially where romance is concerned and b) this can be used to fuel our passion in our artistic and creative endeavours.

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Our Full Moon is in Virgo Tomorrow, February 27th!

There’s a Full Moon in Virgo tomorrow, 27th February, at around 8:17 am in the UK.

Virgo is an Earth sign that is Mutable and ruled by Mercury, so the atmospheric colours and creature comforts that may surround while the Moon is in this sign may be centred around work, keeping busy and being generally helpful and kind towards others. Mercury is all about connecting, but one of the signatures of Virgo is to be able to take in a lot of practical information and deeply analyse it with an accuracy and speed that can really take our goals and ambitions to the next level, regardless of the projects we are currently working on. As an Earth sign, this energy can really help us to juggle several projects simultaneously in order to stay ahead in our day-to-day lives. These are just a few of the great things about having the Moon in Virgo, especially while all other planets are sharing the signs Capricorn through Taurus; we are presented with the opportunity to take advantage of the usual gifts offered by the sign Virgo.

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The 11th February 2021 New Moon

Our next New Moon will be in Aquarius this Thursday, 11th February, at 19:05 here in the UK.

The New Moon on Thursday will be in Aquarius at 23°, marking the start of a fresh journey for all of us this month, with reference to similar energetic themes of a much larger journey that was kickstarted by the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction on the 21st December last year. Important Aquarius configurations and lunations send out ripples of energy, calling us to become more aware of our surroundings and each other. Aquarius is a conscious sign, ruled by the transpersonal planet Uranus, that can act as something of a truth serum both personally and in the collective conscious and this can really help as a glue within society, that binds us together with common goals towards global insight and positive change.

Joining the New Moon in Aquarius are the Mercury retrograde, Saturn in domicile and a partile conjunction between Venus and Jupiter at 12°. Venus and Jupiter so close together like this will bring a huge dose of positive enhancement to the whole effect of the sign of Aquarius, which I think is in some ways helping to mitigate some of the problems usually associated with the Mercury retrograde, especially as Mercury is so supported in the sign of Aquarius already.

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Our Full Moon in Leo this Thursday, January 28th!

There’s a Full Moon in Leo this Thursday, 28th January, at around 7:16 pm in the UK.

If you’re feeling more optimistic, excited and positive this week than you have in a while, this may be because we are receiving a great ol’ dose of energy from Jupiter, as he will be in exact conjunction with the Sun and opposition from the Moon this Thursday. Because it’s a Full Moon, we can experience these energies a week or even more prior to the event, especially if we have our own personal alignments with the event chart of the Full Moon. Jupiter, the planet of enthusiasm and optimism is now becoming freer of Saturn’s ties and strictures as he moves on faster through the zodiac and on Thursday, his energies are further boosted by the confident and bold energies of our Sun and vice versa. This means we have a double-whammy of positive energy lighting up the sky.

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The Full Moon ~ 30th December 2020

There’s a Full Moon in Cancer this Wednesday (tomorrow), 30th December, at around 3:28 am in the UK. It’s the final Full Moon of the year!

The Full Moon tomorrow is all about our emotional and nurturing instincts, our subtle spiritual bodies and finding a balance between these things and our practical pursuits, day-to-day living and our working lives. I feel that the healing theme has definitely rolled over again from previous months, only this time, instead of the delay in expression or release that accompanied the symbolism of the Full Moon last month, ascension into greater spiritual awareness and healing are now focal points and could be experienced a little more profoundly with Chiron in Aries acting as the crux of a T-square with the Moon and Sun on the Capricorn-Cancer axis. Potentials for transforming how we deal with and think about practical responsibilities are highlighted, with Pluto in the same house and sign as the Sun and Mercury and having those brilliant light-bulb moments and boundless wells of creativity to enable us to do this is a positive vibration that is offered by the cosmos with Uranus in Taurus forming swift-access trines with the Sun and Moon.

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A closer look at the 1980 and 1981 Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions

Regarded as tremendously important throughout the history of Mundane Astrology, Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions are also known as ‘Great Conjunctions’ to Astrologers and Astronomers alike and are said to mark the beginnings of new cultural, political and economic eras1, occurring around every 20 years.

First, a brief word on 2020

The day of the Great Conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn on December 21st appeared quite a lot in the media, coming at a time when Astrology has been growing in popularity at an increasing rate, which really fits in with the symbology of these planets in Aquarius, as the sign of Aquarius with ruler Uranus tends to denote all of the occult science subjects, including Astrology. These conjunctions occur almost every 20 years, usually in clusters of three due to the retrograde motions of the planets yet this time, there is only one.

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Happy birthday to Steven Frayne (aka Dynamo the magician)

Happy birthday to Steven Frayne (aka Dynamo the magician), who’s from Bradford, West Yorkshire (UK).

Some interesting things about Dynamo’s natal chart are his strong 5th house of entertainment and creative expressions, containing his Moon (which trines his Asc), Mercury, Venus and SN. Both his MC and Asc are ruled by Mercury, located in his 5th house and his 5th house is ruled by Saturn, which is located in his 3rd with Jupiter in Scorpio. This is a classic example of a repetition of themes in a chart, this time pointing to a love of delivering faceted information in a fun and captivating way.

Also presented in his Placidus chart is his Sun-Neptune conjunction his 4th house, bringing to mind his natural proclivity for illusion and mystery. Mars, in its joy in his 6th house of work, rules both his 8th and 3rd houses, further supporting these themes.

17.12.82, 23:10 UT
Bradford, UK
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There are indications in Steven’s natal chart that suggests he may experience some level of discomfort when details close to his personal life appear in the public eye, despite his fame, which is evident from all of his planets residing in the Northern hemisphere of his chart. This means he may be most comfortable remaining private and may even be seen as an intensely private person to those who know him best. Still, a well-known public image can become increasingly likely when there are planets forming major aspects to the MC and here, Steven has his Uranus, which is his 6th house ruler, opposing his MC. Uranus rules his 6th house of work while forming a partile sextile to Mars in Aquarius, also in his 6th. This is a signature to both his unusual and off-beat profession and his independent streak, which he demonstrated in the launching of his own production company, Inner Circle Films in 2016, also very typical of a strong 5th house.

Unfortunately, Steven Frayne was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when he was 17 years old, not long after Neptune moved into his 6th house by transit and was accompanied by Uranus, bringing forward a theme of weakened immunity, a potential that is signified by his Sun-Neptune conjunction in his 4th house, squaring his Ascendant in Virgo and his Mars-Saturn square ruling his 6th, 8th and 3rd houses. Virgo and the 6th house are classic significators of nutrition and digestive health and Mars afflictions further denote potentialities for physical difficulties with the digestive tract and irritation and inflammation.

Dynamo began his career as a magician after moving to London in 2004, while transformative Pluto was transiting his 4th house of home and Neptune still transited his 6th house, that year exactly trining his MC at 13°23′ Gemini. This highlights his skill as a master of illusion, with an easy flow of planetary energy into the public eye with his career and public image. Not only was it also the year of his Uranus square, a 6th house co-ruler, but Jupiter was transiting his 2nd house too, pertaining to the expansion and exploration of talents and personal worth. Brilliant!

(Dynamo Biography | Dynamo: Magician Impossible | W Channel)

The New Moon Total Solar Eclipse ~ 14th December 2020

There’s a New Moon Total Eclipse in Sagittarius tomorrow, 14th December, at 16:17 in the UK.

The New Moon tomorrow will be in Sagittarius at 23°, conjoining Mercury on the Moon’s South Node (also both in Sagittarius) whilst trining Mars in Aries. So there’s some fire energy here! Yes, even though Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius is still in Capricorn, flanked closely by both Saturn and Pluto, we do have some fire working-out within these trines of the New Moon. I feel that Jupiter’s position in late Capricorn in-between these two heavy planets is perfectly symbolic of the position we find ourselves in at the moment, as a nation (and globally). We are nearing the end of one of the heaviest, most transformational years we have had for a long time in which many of our freedoms have been thwarted, much like some of Jupiter’s free and fiery energy may be thwarted during the time he finds himself sandwiched amidst this configuration of planets. Jupiter here represents us and our personal freedom to explore the world and our surroundings and our sense of an ending to this adversity can be represented by Jupiter’s onward movement out of Capricorn and into an air sign; Jupiter will be strengthened via triplicity ruler in Aquarius here.

Therefore, as the ruler of our New Moon Total Solar Eclipse is in a somewhat frustrated position, looking forward to an end to all this, which will no doubt be marked by a series of perfectly-timed conjunctions with Saturn in Aquarius, we have a good dose of fire energy to feed our restlessness and creative endeavours as we lie in wait for the world to get back to ‘normal’. That fire energy is in the shape of a New Moon with a detriment Mercury.

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Astrology Talk: Reflecting on the Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions of 2020

This Thursday, 3rd Dec at 7:30 pm UT

In this talk, I’ll be reflecting on the 𝙅𝙪𝙥𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙧-𝙋𝙡𝙪𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙟𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙤𝙛 2020 and the impact these have had on our global society this year, including the positives!! There’ll be lots of keywords for Jupiter and Pluto and how they relate to events that have occurred. I will also refer to some of the events of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction and how these have differed from typical Jupiter-Pluto events. We are coming to the end of 2020 now and we’re getting ready to leave this year behind. Let’s do it with a clearer account in our minds of some of the things that have happened Astrologically. Please email me at gemma@vineastrology.com to register your place.

Just bring yourselves, nothing else needed.
Zoom links will be emailed 2 hours before the meeting.