New Moon Eclipse in Aquarius, New Year of the Dog

The New Moon, Solar Eclipse falls at 27 degrees of Aquarius on February 15th. This day is a major turning point of this year, and when the new year truly begins. One reason for this is that a solar eclipse brings much change to our overall lives and rhythms. These changes that have been building over a period of several weeks can be so radical or unexpected that the results are very difficult to predict. Since the moon is becoming New again there is much being released in order to make way for the new in our lives to grow and blossom. This will the last day of the Chinese year of the Rooster – the Year of the Dog begins on the 16th.

The dreams, visions, wishes and plans for the future have suddenly become heightened. After so much disorientation and loss over the past six months, a new life awaits for many on the planet. The storms may not be over but there is hope for improvement. There is a great focus around friendships, circles of friends, community and those whom would be considered kindred spirits and soul family. True to Aquarian expression, there is also a sense of cooperation among friends and allies, working together toward mutual goals.

The Karmic Ripening that Saturn Brings

Before the discovery of Uranus, the original ruling planet of Aquarius was Saturn, the Cosmic Taskmaster. The prominence of Saturn’s influence at this time cannot be ignored. Saturn is also the ruler of Capricorn where it now transits again since 1988-1991. Because Saturn is known as the Lord of Karma, we have entered a cycle of “karmic” ripening (December 2017-March 2020), for better or worse depending on good deeds or misdeeds over a vast stretch of time. Those who have been to hell and back for the past several months or years, please take heart: Things are likely to get better. Just hold on. Don’t give up before your solution appears and know that something you have worked hard on in your life or lives is bound to bear fruit.

Morality in general and around sexual behavior is a topic of increasing interest. This is partly due to Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio, bringing secrets and evidence of trespassings out into the open. This exposure of hidden corruption such as the Pizzagate scandals began to intensify in 2016-2017 as we experienced the aftermath of Uranus’s square to Pluto and Jupiter in opposition to Uranus. I agree with much of what Steven Forrest had to say about Saturn in Capricorn’s latest transit. What is even “normal” or perverse anymore is up for debate. In today’s world it seems acceptable to a large portion of the human population that several varieties of sexual wantonness and even pedophilia is something that can now be classified as inherent and natural in certain individuals. Saturn in Capricorn stimulates us to question and stomp on those ideas and bring back a sense of ethics, at least for serious consideration. Matters of aging, working with elders or learning from them in some way is another possible highlight now and throughout the next couple of years.

In addition, 2018 is an #11 year in numerology, further reduced to a #2 vibration. The 11 is aligned with the Tarot card Justice, also very much about karmic payback. The #2 is connected with the Tarot card The High Priestess which puts us very much in touch with our intuition and deepest emotions.

Aquarius and “Alternative Relationships”

The planet Mercury and asteroid Juno make a close conjunction to the New Moon Eclipse in Aquarius. Aquarius is known as the Bohemian of the Zodiac, both for exhibiting unusual traits and ways of relating to the opposite sex and for attracting to themselves very unusual personalities. If any sign is here to show us how to relate to each other “outside the box” of tradition or socially accepted norms, it is Aquarius.

Mercury is the planet that represents communication and Juno is one of the major goddess asteroids representing committed partnership or what is sought in an ideal mate. There is much conversation now between friends, lovers or people in general about the significance of their romantic or committed relationships. Juno in Aquarius seeks for personal freedom and individual expression within and apart from a relationship. Whether this means going their own way or doing their own thing and then coming back home to talk about it at the end of the day, there is a lot of alternative relating going on or discussions about it now.

Dog Year 2018

I make no claims about Chinese astrology as it is not something I have spent a great deal of time studying, however I can see the patterns that come and go with each passing Chinese animal year. The Year of the Fire Rooster was one that emphasized hard work, lots of drama and lots of activity, almost nonstop. It was dizzying for many people. In the Year of the Earth Dog, Feb 2018-Feb 2019, there is likely to be more focus on stability, family togetherness, and loyalty. Dog is considered an auspicious animal in many cultures, as man’s best friend. A Dog year brings better opportunities than before in business and love.

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21 Questions for a 21st Century Divinatory Artist – by Astro Reporter Willow

Recently I was invited to participate in an online questionnaire by the Canadian astrologer, artist and activist Willow. She asked me some rather interesting questions!

Willow has undertaken this project among fellow astrologers and other readers to unravel the implications of having a profession that centers around the divinatory arts in today’s world. In essence, how does it work, what inspires this, how does the world respond, what are the results …?

Willow is a highly skilled writer and astrologer with very keen insights into human nature, ecology, and undercurrents of the political sphere. She cuts straight through the b.s. and into the heart of the matter whatever it may be, but also knows how and when to be gentle and encouraging. The reading that I personally received from her was refreshing, totally on point, and gave me clarity about where I was as well as a great overview of what was to come. I highly recommend her services.

Here is the questionnaire: http://willowsweb.blogspot.ca/2018/02/21-questions-for-21st-century.html

Massive Upgrades – pre and post eclipse

Massive upgrades! Up to you. Downgrades are also possible. That’s what’s happening now, pre-Lunar Eclipse in Leo (January 31st) and post-Solar Eclipse in Aquarius (February 15th). Some of these upgrades may feel painful as hell and others may seem blissful. Some are just looong overdue…

Ideas for ushering in upgrades with ease:

Accept contradictions, paradoxes and ironies because they’re like Time – you can’t beat them. Keep an eye out for synchronicities.  Have some fun. Go ahead and break your own outmoded rules like a boss.

 

2018 Package Specials!

Hello lovely people!

Currently I’m offering 2 incredible package deals for the year 2018! These offers are time sensitive and valid until February 1st.

The clairvoyant readings that I offer include perspectives that involve Astrology, Numerology and the Tarot. The readings may be used entirely for oneself or offered as gifts. They may be received in a general format or as a form of life coaching.

  • 3 readings valued at $100 per hour for $250 (saves $50) 

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These readings may be stretched out over 6 months or more. They must be received during 2018.

The prices of my readings will soon be raised so if a great deal is what you’ve been hoping for now is the time.

Wishing you a fantastic year filled with inspiration and prosperity!

Yerevan

If you are interested in future specials, events, classes and other offerings please send your email to ReadingsByYerevan@gmail.com

New Moon Conjunct the Galactic Center

Anything is possible!

The New Moon at 26 degrees of Sagittarius on December 17/18th is a very potent one that supports renewal on all levels. It is conjunct the Galactic Center of our Milky Way, which in a positive sense can indicate heightened spiritual awareness, an increased flow of synchronicity and extraordinary manifestations. Exploration of new or old ideas and philosophies about life and the great beyond are surfacing in the collective mind. Because of this surge of expansiveness, it may be easier than usual now to reflect upon various experiences and to truly “see how far one has come” both in mundane ways and in the grand scheme of things.

Mercury and Venus are part of the stellium in Sagittarius, with Saturn at 29 degrees, getting ready to transition into Capricorn. The “Truth” has desperately been sought after these past couple of years, with “Fake News” taking on ever new strange and laughable meanings in our daily conversations, often witnessed or argued over in flaming verbal combat. Major aha moments have finally hit some of us. They have not all been so pleasant, but many have been liberating.

Uneasy as things are for many, there is a Cosmic shaking loose of many outworn patterns and harmful energies taking place at this time. In approaching the Winter Solstice (December 21st) it’s important not to hold on to what no longer functions, fits or serves one’s true purpose and nature, because that would only cause continued unnecessary pain and suffering. What would bring benefit is to clarify goals for the months and even years ahead.

A little bit of bravery is called for here to step into the unknown, to take a few reasonable risks…for the sake of learning, growth and empowerment.

Flower Essence Book Holiday Special

Gift idea for friends & family who are interested in both holistic healing and astrology! 🌸 Pre-order a Flower Spirit Medicine book directly from me or through Lulu.com and receive a free Flower Essence & Gem report based on your natal chart along with a decorative chart wheel sent by email (birth info must be provided for an accurate chart). Offer valid until December 1st.

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Saturn in Capricorn from December 2017- March 2020

Saturn in Capricorn from December 2017- March 2020

Saturn enters Capricorn December 19th 2017 just two days before the Solstice on the 21st. It will remain in this sign until March 21, 2020, bringing with it a focus on structure and organization in areas of business, work and career. Saturn is very much at home in Capricorn which it has dominion over. Since this planet is about rules, order, discipline, limitations, time, age and the wisdom that comes with it, Capricorn has the kind of stamina that is unparalelled by any sign, whether for good or ill. Whatever life tosses at one they usually keep pressing onward no matter what.

This is the Get-Over-It-and-Get-Shit-Done, Never-Say-Die influence that the world needs after so much trauma and destabilization during the past several years.

Unfortunately though, not everyone excels at taking life’s lemons and turning them into lemonade, or sewing life’s scraps into quilts. Many people will struggle with Saturn through Capricorn in the way of deep depression. For the type that already feels life is always treating them unfairly and they are doomed to failure, the aid of a professional counselor may be critical at this time.

This is not a transit for lollygagging around or waiting for somebody to save the day. If something isn’t right it will require some effort to change but that effort is exactly what will improve the situation. As the saying goes “The Devil finds work for idle hands” and Capricorn can happily be that Devil when it wants to be. During the next couple of years and a half there will be many opportunities to either fix what’s broken or start from scratch. The Cosmic Taskmaster known as Saturn points toward slow, methodical and practical steps taken toward an end result in any endeavor. Laying down a solid foundation is first and foremost on the list. Steps cannot be skipped or faked without unpleasant consequences. There are many important lessons to be learned in taking these steps. Along the way, there is as much to unlearn as there is to learn.

Saturn’s transit in Virgo between 2007 and 2009 was a period of time when work came into focus and more meaning brought into it. Saturn in Capricorn will also bring to light the meaning, benefit and detriment of work in all of its many forms and expressions: humanitarian work, self-centered work, family work, voluntary work, forced work, fun work, boring work, easy work, hard work, regal work, menial work, paid work, unpaid work, sloppy work, thorough work, physical work, non-physical work, under-work, over-work, right work, wrong work. Without work, none of us would be here today. It’s what “makes the world go round” in more ways than one. Those with Saturn in this sign work harder than most and often for the purpose or needs of many rather merely one self. Those who will be experiencing a Saturn Return may feel a huge sense of accomplishment or release in their life. That’s among the brighter possibilities anyway.

Authority, Power and Reasoning 

Problems with authority figures, particularly patriarchal ones will be magnified tenfold. Daddy issues are often projected upon politicians, and Trump is no exception whether people love or hate him. For the more fortunate souls this will be a time for mending, cooperation or empowerment with regard to authority figures in their lives.

In addition to work and paternal influences, Saturn in Capricorn puts great emphasis on all forms of power, which can be used or abused. Don’t be surprised to meet people on major power trips or possibly even discover yourself displaying one at this time. These power trips can be obvious or subtle but will be felt and known in no uncertain terms. Power is not necessarily kind or cruel but depends upon who or what wields it. Power can create or destroy. A constant thirst for it can turn one into a ruthless and insatiable beast, capable of unimaginable evils. Power that is combined with responsibility and compassion may have the greatest results.

You’ll get farther with reasoning than with emotionalism when Saturn is cracking the whip. During Saturn’s past couple of transits there was generally more of a widespread acceptance of wildly emotional outbursts than there will be coming up shortly. Between raging freaks protesting violence with violence in the streets and people howling at the moon and everyone who would listen to their woes, the period that Saturn transited Sagittarius made a lot of people squirm with extreme discomfort as it brought many opportunities to share shocking truths as well as distortions of truth. Capricorn is basically concerned with facts and not fancy. The sign does indeed care about the welfare of others but with Saturn here will not suffer fools – sob stories be damned.

That being said, there is potential for a far scarier form violence to surface as Saturn passes through its own sign. It is a different kind of violence than that experienced when Saturn transited the last several signs. This is no piddly-ass temper tantrum or verbal debate with kicks and screams. It is the kind of brutality that does not have to make sense to anyone but itself because it has its own agenda that it alone sees fit. It is a manifestation of raw power aimed toward total destruction and will stop at nothing other than a completion of its course. Martial law would be an example. The shadow side of Saturn in Capricorn is actually a loss of reasoning and a clinging to outmoded roles and icons of power. Anyone who has studied enough history knows better than to scoff at the reality of an organized Illuminati who perfectly exemplify the above statement.

Virgo and Capricorn are both Earth signs that share a strong streak of criticism but very different forms of it. Virgo tends to pick away at things while Capricorn simply won’t be bothered with what it considers stupid or gross. That thing whatever it is will be severed like a head in medieval times. With Saturn in its own sign there is going to be a lot harsher criticism in the media than some people can handle.

Pan’s Influence: Work Hard, Play Hard, Stop to Smell the Roses

Enough on the pessimism and negativity though (which Saturn adores), there is a strongly sensual and fun-loving side to the Goat, as portrayed by Pan, the goat-god in Greek mythology. Pan was a god of the wild, of shepherds and flocks, mountains and nature itself. He loved to seduce nymphs with the playing of his musical pan-pipes.

Sexuality and music were both sacred to Pan and in some way Capricorn holds a sacred space for these expressions, beneath the stern and cool exterior that is often first met with. Various kinds of sexual “irony” and certain restrictions could manifest during the Saturn in Capricorn phase. A mild example of irony would be meeting someone who appears totally disinterested but happens to have a major crush on you. The restrictions could relate to anything from insecurity to health to work to relationships to religion. In some cases they are temporary or conditions gradually improve. The attack of masculinity and femininity in boys and girls has already begun, so there will probably be even more mistaking of one gender for another.

When it comes to parties, celebrations, feasts and raucous revelries this sign knows how to throw down as hard as they work throughout the week. Hell, they earned it. So shall many who have been working hard and continue to work diligently toward their goals in these couple of years ahead. The influence of Pan reminds us that it’s important to stop every now and then to smell the roses and to celebrate one’s victories. We can also rest assured that Capricorn’s distinctly dry sense of humor will be present for those with eyes to see or ears to hear what is actually being conveyed during awkward moments of tension – oh joy.

Earth Wise

Saturn in Sagittarius highlighted exploring the natural world but Saturn in Capricorn puts more emphasis on working within it. How does one contribute to the flowering of plants, the fecundity of the earth, or the destruction of the Rainforests? In the next couple of years, whether we deal with gardening and botany or not, we get to carefully examine the process of actual or metaphorical seeds being planted, being nurtured, growing shoots and eventually bearing fruit.

Also being called to attention are the relationships between the land and the structures that have been and are being built upon the soil. Are they harmonious or do they interfere with the flow of ley lines? The results of structure collapse and massive toxic overload in our seas, land and air has become too overwhelming for anyone to ignore. This is going to be an important period for seeking and implementing solutions to these problems which threaten human and animal life. In recent years, so much has been destroyed and now so much must be rebuilt. Perhaps people will become wiser about where and what to build based on past experiences.

Saturn conjunct Pluto

A key aspect during Saturn’s transit through Capricorn is a conjunction to Pluto, building up energy in late 2019 and exact on January 12, 2020. On that day Pluto, Saturn, Mercury and Ceres are all lined up in Capricorn with the Sun only one degree behind. This is a very dramatic combination and one that holds the potential for both great harm and great good. The before and after effects of Saturn and Pluto in particular which join together every 38 years (the last occurred in 1982) indicate major deconstruction in areas of politics, science, religion and medicine. Conflicts will probably revolve around natural resources, dominance and money. This is going to be one rocky ride for a lot of people. Depending on circumstances and how we will have managed our resources by then, this period may bring a beneficial transformation to the economy overall.

The Big Picture

Saturn rules time and time is how we keep track of events of the past, present and future. The ancients recorded what is now history to us on rock tablets, later on scrolls and today we record it on the internet. The trouble is we don’t even know the half of it. Beneath the Vatican vaults are huge libraries of books and papers on subjects ranging from UFOs, the origins of humankind, ESP, historical events and much more that upper-hand, archaic overlords of society don’t want us to know about. As long as we’re scrambling around in fear, engaged in conflicts, and ignorant about who we are all goes according to their silent commands. Many suspect there is more to life than the slavery they were born into but don’t have a clue as a how to unlock its fullness. Saturn in Capricorn brings challenges to both the Establishment and those who are entrenched within it. Saturn as Lord of Karma ensures that what has been sown shall be reaped.

“Full disclosure” might not happen the way many fantasize that it will before 2020. However, strange facts are sure to be revealed. They’ll get even stranger when Saturn enters Aquarius but more on that later.

Saturn in Capricorn may bring major reforms in government both benevolent and malignant.  The last Saturn transit through Capricorn from 1988-1991 saw the Persian Gulf war which lasted between February 1988 to February 1991. Within this timeframe was the fall of the Berlin wall on November 9, 1989, which led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and end of the Cold War. As Saturn transited Capricorn from 1959-1962 the Vietnam War occurred. In the time before that, 1929-1932, the Great Depression spread from the US into a worldwide economic crisis. Chinese New Year of 1900 began with Saturn in Capricorn. During this transit the Boxer Rebellion in Northern China ended (in 1901) and the Anglo-Aro war between Nigeria and the British Empire ended (1901-1902).

It is possible that the economic crisis the world is currently experiencing intensifies. Perhaps a new form of currency is introduced. Let’s pray it’s not the one spoken of in the Book of Revelation – the so-called “mark of the beast”, in the form of microchips inserted underneath the skin. The system of money as it is is corrupt and ultimately must change if humanity is to survive. Bankers and British royalty have apparently been running the show for a very long time. The Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Du Ponts, Morgans and many others have been spoken about at length as “owning the world” by controlling the network of finances that govern our lives and keep us in check with invisible chains. It’s clear that we’re dealing with forces bigger and meaner than ourselves but what do we as individuals support with our own dollars? Do we support large corporations that exploit the earth’s resources and abuse employees? How many pieces of junk both large and small have we paid for or hoard in our homes that were made in China? Small junk with big ramifications over time.

Saturn in Capricorn may encourage us become more resourceful overall. Recycling, composting, and becoming eco-shopping-savvy is likely and hopefully to become popular. We owe it to the Earth that sustains us to treat her with greater kindness and respect.

Lastly or not necessarily lastly, Saturn forces us to deal with the inevitability of our mortality. For this reason people tend to feel gloomy under his influence. The subject of death itself will become one of prominence during this Saturnian transit. The benefit of pondering how short life is is that it may spur us into making better use of the embodied time we have been given on planet earth.