Dec. 19, 2017 – Dec. 16, 2020
The planet Saturn begins its journey through your Astrological horoscope at the moment of your birth. Its complete cycle through the zodiac and the 12 houses of your Astrological chart takes roughly 29 years. The Saturn Return occurs when Saturn passes through the sign it was in at the time of your birth and will be in effect for approximately two-and-a-half years. You will experience the Saturn Return twice in your life, typically around age 28-30 and again at 56-59. If you were born during 1988 – 1991 or 1959 – 1961 you were born with Saturn in Capricorn and are currently experiencing your first or second Saturn Return.
When Saturn returns to its natal position in your chart you will undergo one of the most intense maturation periods of your life. In general, Saturn Returns are precursors to strong and sometimes painful yearnings for change. During this period you will be divinely guided to relinquish anything in your life that does not support your future life goals and purpose. You may find yourself feeling compelled to prioritize your objectives and activities so you can make the best use of your abilities for the next 29.5 years.
This can be a very stressful and trying time because the security of the past is familiar and safe, whereas the future is still unformed and therefore uncertain. Among many things, Saturn represents karma, responsibility and accountability. This will be a critical time requiring you to act with extreme integrity.
The Saturn Return brings about endings and new beginnings. The universe will unveil unhealthy and incongruent living and working conditions that can no longer be tolerated. This recognition can bring about enormous change, which may at times feel completely out of your control.
If you resist your personal nature and desires during your Saturn Return, the next 29.5 years could bring much suffering. If you willingly embrace Saturn’s courageous force then the transformation you make during this period can bring long term stability and future security.
Saturn in Capricorn
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Copyright 2017 by Linda Kaye
The Centaur & Wounded Healer Journeys Through the Sign of Pisces
Feb. 8, 2011 – Feb. 18, 2019
Chiron’s mythology has played a very important role in Astrology and society since its discovery by astronomers in 1977. Believed to be a comet, Chiron—represented by the centaur— symbolizes alternative forms of healing, psychology, human rights, and mysticism— subjects which have all become increasingly widespread throughout the world since its noted sighting.
Astrologically, Chiron is often referred to as “The Rainbow Bridge” because he links our external world—materialism—to our internal world of personal spirituality and consciousness. Also known as “The Wounded Healer,” or “The Shamanic Healer,” Chiron represents our collective and individual physical, emotional, or spiritual wounds which can be healed using natural, holistic, and alternative forms of medicine. His presence illuminates the area of our life that requires a vigilant awareness and commitment to personal healing. It is this awareness that will allow you to embrace your deepest wounds so you can retrieve the fragmented parts of yourself, and thus be made whole again.
Fittingly, Chiron just left the sign of Aquarius which governs, among other things: the internet; friendships and social groups (noted by the prevalence of social media outlets, smart phones, etc.); and isolation. It is important to recognize that obsessions to facebook and other new communications, such as texting, can be attributing to a collective societal disconnect from the heart and soul that results in a deeper sense of isolation for many. On a positive note, this new Aquarian technology has created unprecedented and global information sharing that can be used to heal one another and our societal structures.
Chiron last passed through Pisces from 1960–1969 and if you were born during this period you will experience your Chiron Return sometime between now and 2018. Pisces is represented by the separating fish and depicts the separating desires that lead you further and further from a direct heart and soul connection to the divine. Because it is the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces represents culminations. Pisces is the sign most associated with the healing that occurs as we embark on a journey of connection to the omnipresent consciousness that is accessible within us all. It is through Pisces that we ultimately find the union we seek—the union with our own heart and soul; the union that leads us back to our divine source.
If your Chiron or Sun is in Pisces, or if you have other Pisces planets in your horoscope, you can look forward to this next decade as a time of spiritual, physical, and emotional healing. Chiron’s presence will encourage you to recognize and embrace the dynamics that keep you from achieving a spiritual connection to the divine so that you can achieve your most meaningful potential in life.
Even without a major planet in Pisces, your horoscope will be affected by the transiting comet because it will pass through one or more of your astrological houses. The symbolism of these houses will represent the specific types of healing you can expect to experience during this time.
Healing yourself requires the courage of the centaur, as well as the Piscean attributes of trust, faith, and surrender. It requires intense focus and deep purification of that which no longer serves you as we move into “The Shift of the Ages”, a momentous era of spiritual evolution that first begins within our own hearts.
Copyright 2011 by Linda Kaye
Friday, November 3 – 10:22 p.m. PT
11 degrees 44 minutes
“The final and most challenging test in the University of Relationships is to leave the other free, including leaving them free to not love you. It is only when you realize this truth that you can receive the diploma — your own freedom.” ~ Sri Prem Baba
This month’s Full Moon is electrically super-charged, because Venus and Uranus are in an exact opposition to one another and both are dynamically influencing it.
Astrologically, Taurus represents both the material and spiritual realms. From a material perspective it is the sign that correlates security with survival – what brings us security, or allows us to feel secure, will promote our survival. When the Moon is in Taurus we can find ourselves wanting to enjoy and relax within the sensual and material realms that we have created. Spiritually, Taurus represents the divine and sacred mysteries, the hidden and esoteric laws associated with divine wisdom.
This Full Moon is ruled by Aphrodite’s planet of Love – Venus. Venus is synonymous with LOVE and when associated with Taurus she is asking us to cultivate a loving relationship with self so we can truly love the other. Venus is auspiciously traveling through the zodiac sign of partnership (Libra) while also aspecting Uranus – the planet that inspires and ignites us to “wake up” and change. Under these Venusian and Uranian influences you can expect to increase your awareness around what it means to love from a place of freedom. Can you create liberation (Uranus) for yourself and others by loving without attachment?
Lastly, Taurus and Venus are also related to our values. What do you truly value and how do you love others based on those values? Expect this Full Moon to bring about surprising revelations reflecting how you love yourself and others. Most importantly, if you currently believe that your security comes from external resources or other people then now is an excellent time to contemplate and initiate new intentions for the following:
- To appreciate beauty and the finer things in life without a need to possess or own.
- To display self-worth that radiates inner security regardless of my financial status.
- To honor and nurture my individual gifts and values.
- To love myself and others unconditionally.
- To allow others the freedom to not love me.
Copyright 2017 by Linda Kaye
Thursday, October 5, 2017 – 11:40 a.m. Pacific Time
“To be a spiritual warrior means to develop a special kind of courage, one that is innately intelligent, gentle, and fearless. Spiritual warriors can still be frightened, but even so they are courageous enough to taste suffering, to relate clearly to their fundamental fear, and to draw out without evasion the lessons from difficulties.” — Sogyal Rinpoche
As we find ourselves once again grief stricken by the unending violence that continues to plague the era we live in, it is important to take the time to generate as much inner peace and love for ourselves and others as possible. As Carolyn Myss recently and so aptly said, “we are suffering a soul sickness — perhaps a soul shock or soul numbness.” In order for us to heal and change the world we must start by healing and changing ourselves. Thankfully, so many of us are doing just that! We are embracing our individual healing, while simultaneously seeking to understand the importance of this cosmic cycle of time we are currently living.
The study of Astrology and the planetary cycles offers an amazing opportunity to realize the evolutionary purpose or spiritual destiny of our lives within the collective. Astrology promotes an ability to see beyond the veil, allowing us to release judgments, opinions, and criticisms of others because we learn to understand — at the deepest level of our being — that everyone around us is on a unique and individual evolutionary journey that is distinctively intertwined with our own. The integration of this knowledge frees us to turn the lens inward to focus on our own personal destiny for the betterment of ourselves and the whole.
Full Moons occur when the Moon moves into an opposition to and reflects the light of the Sun. In this case, the Full Moon in Aries is reflecting the light of the Sun in Libra — the sign that strives for harmony and equality within relationship. Aries is the sign associated with the self and our deep instinctual need to express our individual uniqueness. The dance of light between these two signs calls our attention to our personal landscape (inner; Aries) thereby illuminating our interpersonal imbalances (outer; Libra).
Being the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is known for its independent, impulsive, and strategizing warrior nature. It thrives when it is initiating brand new cycles of adventure and self-discovery and can become easily enraged when its unfulfilled desires or innate need for freedom are thwarted. This Full Moon is encouraging us to look at where we need to create freedom, liberation, and therefore, regenerative change within our lives.
Transformation is in the air and the energy can feel deeply foreboding as all living beings are in the process of a complete metamorphosis. Pluto, the God of the Underworld, is challenging this Full Moon. Representing the transformative process of death and rebirth, Pluto signifies our deeply buried emotions. Like a volcano, Plutonian emotions can suddenly erupt with a fierce force and take us totally by surprise. Therefore, this Full Moon may find us feeling more sensitive than usual, and easily triggered. It is especially important to consciously observe our emotions. In so doing, we can better control our responses and empower ourselves to respond harmoniously instead of generating negative consequences by overreacting.
Aries Full Moon Key Words: Initiation, Warrior, Self-Discovery, Independence, Freedom, Exploration and Adventure, Instinctual Desires, Brand New Cycle, Harmonious Relationships.
Copyright 2017 by Linda Kaye
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
12:03 a.m. Pacific Time
“The heart of the matter is always our oneness with divine spirit, our union with all life.” ~ Nhat Hanh
Pisces is the mystical sign that represents union — the unending quest of humankind to merge with divine. This Piscean search for union can permeate your dreaming and waking reality. Your daily activities can feel dreamy and surreal as the veils between the earthly and spirit realms become thinner. A Pisces Full Moon is an auspicious time to seek and merge with the sacredness of your higher self — the divine that exists within.
“A divine dance appears in the soul and body at the time of peace and union. Anyone can learn the dance, just listen to the music.” ~ Rumi
Astrologically, the light of a Full Moon illuminates the area of our life symbolized by the zodiac sign in which it falls. Full Moons always occur when the Moon is in opposition to the Sun. The Sun will be in Virgo during this Full Moon emphasizing the Pisces–Virgo theme of healing. Both these signs are sensitive to environmental pollutants and toxins. The good news is that the awareness of your sensitivities can encourage purification and ultimately the integration of body-mind-spirit. Both Pisces and Virgo are mutable signs, and are therefore flexible and adaptable to change. Take advantage of this restorative Full Moon and create new routines that allow for daily connection to divine and healthier ways of living.
Mercury, the ruling planet of Virgo is crossing over the sensitive point of the recent August 21 Solar Eclipse at 28° Leo. This trigger point is prodding us to individually and collectively consider how we are creatively actualizing our reality (Leo). It also represents children and romance, providing us with opportunities to evaluate whether or not we are nurturing our inner child, and creating romantic moments of honoring and loving the self.
Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac and represents the culmination of a cycle, endings in one or more areas of your life, or simply letting go of habitual patterns that no longer serve your highest wellbeing. During this paramount time on our planet, many of us are experiencing ongoing changes that require relinquishing comforts associated with old ways of being. Even the most difficult culminations will serve your highest good as they simultaneously prevent unnecessary crises and suffering that result when necessary changes are resisted. Therefore, embrace and honor the wisdom of fluidity that this Full Moon is granting and dream new and exciting visions into your future.
Pisces Full Moon Key Words: Dreamtime, Intuition, Suffering, Healing or Healing Crises, Culmination, Union with Divine, Flexibility
Copyright 2017 by Linda Kaye
Monday, August 21 – 11:30 a.m. pacific time
This Total Solar Eclipse will be visible to observers in the United States. Its path of totality is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It passes through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The Moon is expected to cover the disk of the Sun for 2 minutes and 40 seconds. This event will mark the end of a very powerful Eclipse year. Eclipses, Equinoxes and Solstices — as well as other significant celestial events — provide an opportunity to consciously embrace powerful universal energies and this current Eclipse is no exception, because it also happens to be a rare consecutive New Moon in Leo – the first of which occurred on July 23.
“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~ Nelson Mandela
We are fortunate to have two important Eclipses this month with energies oriented toward transformation and individual/collective destiny: The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on August 7 and the New Moon Solar Eclipse on August 21. As you have experienced and know firsthand, Astrology is an effective tool for understanding the soul’s evolutionary journey. It is an amazing modality and when studied closely will provide wise counsel of your destined path. That said, it is always important to point out that the planets or birth chart do not cause events to occur in our lives, rather they reflect our level of consciousness — awareness of the stagnant patterns from which we wish to break free.
Awareness to your individual past patterning, as well as your soul’s current destiny, is one of the many gifts Astrology offers. When you feel stuck and not able to create movement in your life, you have likely become too comfortable with the security of past familiarity. Therefore, discomfort will become more intense in order to instigate movement into a new way of interacting in life. During important Eclipse periods such as this one, the universe is encouraging us to awaken to our individual and collective destinies.
Eclipses help you to create shifts in your life and encourage you to let go of old patterns that no longer serve you. They work on three levels: personal, collective, and ultimately, the integration of both. Where there is inner uncertainty, an Eclipse will encourage you to seek clarity. Pay close attention to the revelations occurring during this Eclipse month, as what was previously hidden gives way to the light.
Astrologers have studied Eclipses and their effects since the Babylonian Era and have found that they often coincide with Earth changes, modern stock market fluctuations and political upheavals. Solar Eclipses, in particular, have been associated with radical changes in governance, revolutions, and problems associated with the “king” or leader of the country they occur over. With the advent of external events, Eclipses can become powerful indicators of needed change — collectively as well as individually. As a potent example, the current political unrest within the United States is far from resolved, the climate remains heated, and the majority of citizens are solely (or should I say “soul”-ly) disillusioned. As I’ve shared in previous articles over the past months and years, the current Astrological signatures are encouraging us to “awaken from our complacency” and initiate change. These Astrological aspects are being experienced on a global scale and will continue to prove individually and collectively transformative as outmoded systems collapse.
The zodiacal sign this Total Solar Eclipse falls in is Leo, which is the sign that encourages creative self-expression and heart consciousness. The fire of Leo ignites passion, inspiration and the ability to single-mindedly focus on one’s goals. Leo also represents children and romance, marking a time to evaluate whether or not we are nurturing our inner child, and creating romantic moments of honoring and loving the self.
As the heart is ruled by Leo it is important during this Eclipse to set intentions that honor your heart’s desires. The essence of your creative light and the ability to love yourself and others exists within the center of your heart. Set strong intentions during this Solar Eclipse to always reside in the center of your heart and to honor your unique and special gifts.
Eclipse Contemplation Themes:
Am I participating in my destiny?
Am I “being” the change I wish to see in the world?
What are my heart’s desires?
Can I release what is no longer serving me?
What new cycle should I initiate?
Do I love myself?
Am I creating romance in my life?
Am I honoring my unique gifts?
Eclipses always occur in pairs. The first, a Lunar Eclipse, occurred on August 7, during the Full Moon in Aquarius. The next pair of eclipses will occur in January and February of 2018. The energies of an eclipse can be felt a couple of days before and after an eclipse. The ancient sages believed that eclipses were a time for meditation and learning; a special time to honor the spiritual aspects of your life. Try to keep your schedule light, remain internally focused, eat only pure foods, and do not consume alcohol. The veil between earth and the heavens is thinner during an eclipse, allowing you to more easily connect to the eternal universal wisdom that is your divine essence.
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Copyright 2017 by Linda Kaye