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by Milky Way Maid
Well! The heir to the throne that everyone has been waiting for finally arrived July 22, somewhat overdue. He was a BIG baby, weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces. The official birth-time was given as 4:24 pm, London time, giving baby George a late Scorpio ascendant and a Full Moon chart.
First a note about his given names. He has been dubbed “George Alexander Louis” and will be called His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
The internet quickly picked up on the fact that these names coincidentally (?) honor the actors who played the major roles on the old Seinfeld TV series. That is, George Costanza, Jason Alexander, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Will this irreverence offend the Queen? Will the names affect the relationship between the young couple and the Queen?
I like to check first to see if any planets are on late degrees of any signs. Baby George has two, the Sun at 29 degrees of Cancer and the Moon at 28 degrees Capricorn. Late degrees of Cancer can signify a hefty inheritance, or carrying on a family business. Of course the family business in his case is the throne; this might be one signal that George might actually reign one day. [John F. Kennedy had Saturn in a late degree of Cancer, too; his “family business” was politics.] Late degrees of Capricorn helps one in the business world, especially in building up a large business. Maybe this will help him to promote British industry and trade. Interestingly, Princess Diana had Saturn at 27 degrees Capricorn; she was a great boost to the British fashion industry.
Then I like to check also to see if there are planets on critical degrees. [The critical degrees are 0, 13 and 26 of the cardinal signs; 8 and 22 degrees of the fixed signs, and 4 and 17 of the mutable signs.] George has three planets on critical degrees: Mercury at 13 degrees Cancer, Uranus at 12 degrees Aries, and Neptune at 5 degrees Pisces. While the placements of Uranus and Neptune affect many thousands of babies born that week, Mercury is interesting because it just went direct on July 20. I feel that Mercury is stronger due to the fact that it is almost hovering in one spot, even though it is actually moving forward now.
Mutual Reception– George has Moon and Mars in mutual reception. Mars in Cancer (Mars is in its detriment in Cancer) is exalted in Capricorn; Moon in Capricorn (the Moon is in its fall in Capricorn) is ruler of Cancer. Both planets are weak by natal position, but are strengthened by the mutual reception. There are other and more subtle mutual receptions, created by planets being in a house that they also rule.
By Milky Way Maid
We have an interesting week, astrologically speaking. We have two planetary stations – Uranus goes retrograde and Mercury goes direct. Then we have not just one Grand Trine in water signs, but a series of Grand Trines being triggered as two planets become exact at any one time.
First up – the Uranus retrograde station will be at 1:20 pm Wednesday, at 12 degrees 31′ of Aries. Where will that fall in your chart, and will it contact any natal or progressed planets for you? It will make major aspects to two of my natal planets, so it will be interesting to see what transpires. Dane Rudhyar says that Uranus stations express an ego that becomes an expression of “the God whose countenance is now at least dimly perceived – The Star in the sky has become the pulsating heart of the Christ-child within the utterly renewed human person.” He also says that at times “the Uranian challenge to ego-structures and social-religious privileges . . . is perceived as a kind of Visitation from the spirit – It may be a vision, a summons to action, a sudden realization of the next step to be taken or of the distant goal.” Uranus is the power of the Annunciation, or of a Transfiguration that allows spiritual light to shine from within. Uranus can throw off the base matrix stone that encases the brilliant diamond of the soul.
Stephanie Clement says of the Uranus retrograde period that “you can expect the unexpected. Things are subject to sudden fluctuation and you may be feeling a bit stubborn, rebellious, your emotions explosive and uncooperative toward anyone or anything that represents the status quo.” [for her complete article please, go to http://www.skyviewzone.com/astrology/retrogradeplanets.htm%5D
I should also add that when Uranus has a station, whether retrograde or direct, things can be rather chaotic or even manic.
Mercury goes direct at 2:22 pm Saturday, at 13 degrees 23′ of Cancer. Note that this is square the Uranus station, so if you have natal planets in aspect to the one, you will likely feel another whack on the side of the head when the other makes its station. We have covered Mercury retrogrades several times already, but in summary, the retrograde gives you time to correct your thinking, try a different formula, find the error and fix it, or find out new information that causes a re-evaluation of the situation. Also, people may find that it is easier to write things down than to communicate verbally.
Jupiter makes two trines Wednesday – Jove trines Saturn at 1:32 pm, and trines Neptune at 8:16 pm. They are at 4 degrees, 50-some minutes of the water signs. The Moon in Scorpio trines Jupiter and Neptune on Tuesday. The Saturn-Neptune trine becomes exact at 9:28 am Friday. Mars gets into the act on Saturday, trining Neptune at 3:43 pm, and then Saturn at 5:34 pm. The Moon in Capricorn sextiles Neptune and Saturn the same day, and opposes Mars and Jupiter late that night. (Mars won’t be conjunct Jupiter until next Monday.)
So you can see that the Grand Trine is continually urging new beginnings on many of us this week – which also means that we may have to say good-bye to something first. Good-byes and losses are part of the Neptune dynamic – sometimes translated as “easy come, easy go”! So if that part applies to you, I hope that you took the opportunity to make good use of the good that came into your life to get on your feet again.
By Milky Way Maid
We have a Full Moon at 2 degrees Capricorn at 7:32 am Sunday. The Moon is conjunct Pluto, and sextiles Saturn and Neptune. This seems to be a very somber and serious lunation, although let’s hope that it does not trigger anything tragic in the headlines. I don’t really specialize in New Moon or Full Moon commentary, but if you like, you can right click on this link and bring up an article from Isis Moon Tarot on this lunation: http://isismoontarot.com/index.php/capricorn-full-moon-2013/ She calls the Saturn-Neptune trine, “The Hanged Man.”
Jupiter enters Cancer the Crab at 9:40 pm Tuesday. Jupiter last entered Cancer in July of 2001; the ensuing weight gain was counteracted by the entrance of Saturn in June 2003. But Cancerians will not have a following Saturn to help them lose any weight gained this time around. What does that mean for you, on a practical level? It means you will have to learn a new route home, one that does not take you past that wonderful French or Italian or Greek bakery. It means you will have to watch your calories and salt intake like a hawk. It means you will have to find a more positive expression of Jupiter, using its power to open up new horizons and higher levels of understanding.
Jupiter in Cancer is able to make others feel like they belong in any given social situation, because you understand the longing to belong feeling. You can create a feeling of family in the home or at work. You could host exchange students or other visitors and make them feel comfortable and accepted. Jupiter here is optimistic and good-humored, and often gifted with good fortune, which is sometimes a result of your great intuition. Business luck often comes through associating with liquids (water, milk, beer, wine, etc), with the hospitality or restaurant trade, or with nursing or the home.
Famous people with Jupiter in Cancer include: baseball player Willie Mays, former president Harry Truman, ballerina Margot Fonteyn, Billy Graham, authors J D Salinger and James Thurber, playwright William Shakespeare, actors John Wayne and Leslie Caron, humorist Mark Twain, and singer Andy Williams.
Ooh, a Grand Trine in Water looms on Wednesday! The Sun at 4 and 5 degrees Cancer trines first Saturn in Scorpio (at 5:13 am) then Neptune in Pisces (1:48 pm). Now I should warn you there are some astrologers who feel that grand trines just make people so lazy that nothing ever comes of them. But if one is alert and patient and prepared, one can find opportunities virtually dumped in one’s lap. Because of inertia or mental blocks or whatever, sometimes we reject offers without even thinking about how it might be doable. Don’t let that happen to you! Also pay attention to feelings and intuition and dreams; you may latch onto hidden truths that way.
Mercury at 23 degrees, 5′ of Cancer makes a retrograde station at 9:08 am. Mercury will go direct again on July 20 at 13 degrees Cancer. Since it is in the sign of Cancer, you may find yourself turning more towards family and historical subjects, flipping through photo albums, crying over souvenirs, etc. You may revisit childhood sites like the old school or neighborhood, attend reunions, look up old boyfriends, make those sentimental journeys. Because a great deal of literature is written about childhood experiences but from the distance of many years, you may find yourself writing some kind of reminiscence. So have some writing paper or a journal handy!
That wandering girl, Venus, enters Leo at 1:03 pm Thursday – just a wee bit late for the matinee but all the better to make an entrance. An immature or insecure Venus-in-Leo type can obsessively seek others’ approval whether in the spotlight or in social situations. They don’t realize the power of their Venus to spread sunshine all around, but first they have to turn it on. Stop trying to predict if your expression will meet with applause or not, and just spread those Venus rays. Your power is such that your warmth can free others from disabling emotional trauma as well as the monotony of the daily rut. This placement of Venus marks a truly generous and humanitarian soul.
On a personal level, this Leo is demonstrative and warm, affectionate with his or her own loved ones, especially their children. Famous people with Venus in Leo include: poet Percy Shelley, author Leo Tolstoy, golfer Arnold Palmer, talk-show host and game-show baron Merv Griffin, actress Greta Garbo, playwright George Bernard Shaw, composer Alan Jay Lerner, author Truman Capote, singers Eddie Fisher and Jimmy Dean, conductor Leonard Bernstein, and architect Eero Saarinen.
By Milky Way Maid
Venus at 10 degrees Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn at 6:06 pm Tuesday. Venus-Pluto opposed or squared generally signify power struggles or sometimes a romantic obsession. You may meet someone that you believe is your soul mate, although the other person may have differing views on that. You may run into a controlling, abusive type, too, so watch for the warning signs and if seen, run do not walk the other way. There may be either a financial or romantic crisis.
Saturn at 5 degrees Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces at 7:18 pm Tuesday. It’s a beautiful thing to see when hard work and discipline (Saturn) labor on behalf of ideals and selflessness (Neptune) – or in other words, Compassion blended with Experience to enable us to build that better world but with a solid foundation. Society can become a better place if more people did this at least one day a month! And without any rose-colored glasses!
Venus at 11 degrees Cancer squares Uranus in Aries. Venus-Uranus transits seem to always bring interesting if strange people into our lives, altho almost always for the short term. These strangers may be foreigners, those who speak a foreign language, those who have unconventional or even bohemian lifestyles, or just people with very different habits and ways of thinking. They appear in order to shake you out of your ruts!
There is a Grand Trine in water signs late Sunday. Moon in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces between 11 pm and midnight ET. Favorable for brain-storming, listening to one’s intuition, or simply letting one’s feelings wash over you as you listen to music or watch a film. Watching a historical (Saturn) movie (Neptune) might send you into a reverie (Moon) of living in a past life. Taking notes on your thoughts can help you sort through those feelings and hopefully become more self-aware of your motivations and inner goals. Later, Saturn is exactly trine Neptune Tuesday night, so you might try another historical reverie session.
I finally posted a little article on the new Pope Francis and also a kind of book review on a book that accidentally talks about ancient astronomy. The article on Pope Francis is here: https://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/a-look-at-the-new-pope-franciss-astro-charts/ And the article on the best book that both is and is not about ancient astronomy is here: https://milkywayastrology.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/the-best-book-about-ancient-astronomy-that-isnt-about-astrology-per-se/
Thursday the 16th is a red-letter day with a grand trine of Moon in Capricorn, Mercury in Taurus, and Saturn in Virgo. Good day for scientific seminars or giving oral dissertations; anything involving communication, science, discipline, organization, economics and the public. Watch the news that day for any science announcements from government agencies or related fields. Earth sign trines favor building something concrete. The Mercury-Saturn trine is exact on Friday so see if there is any followup that evening. And anyone with natal planets at 13-15 degrees of the earth signs will probably be affected.
Mars is conjunct Uranus in Pisces on Wednesday morn, the 15th. Drive defensively on your morning commute, and be careful of all potential accidents, including putting your foot in your mouth.
Chiron approaches a conjunction to Neptune in altruistic Aquarius; non-profits and food banks are being stretched past their limits, and as you know because the Madoff scheme burst, some have been forced to close. Please donate whatever small amount you can to your local food bank, shelter, and other support structures because I fear a crunch is coming and more will shut down.
Mercury is conjunct Venus on Thursday morning. This should be good news for the stock market because sellers and buyers agree on a price that reflects a decent value (a Venus word). Volume should be up. Venus buyers generally buy to hold, or at least till they have made a profit. The conjunction is in the sign of Virgo, who is usually a very discriminating shopper, so he or she probably has set a limit on how much he’ll pay for a stock. Actually Virgo prefers to work for their money so this conjunction may say something about labor agreements or the unemployment index. See also the Earth sign Grand Trine under Taurus horoscope.
Pluto has retrograded back into Sagittarius. Remember late last summer when several sports stars were getting busted for steroids, or execs forced to retire or celebs in entertainment and religion were having to pay the piper for their transgressions? There may be another phase like that from mid-June till December, when Pluto finally re-enters Capricorn again. Pluto is probably a factor in Tiger Woods’ injury which put him out of action for the summer at least – and I bet we will see season-ending injuries to several other major sports stars, too, maybe more gambling scandals, and maybe a few who will just retire for whatever reason. A rapper got off this past week in a child porn case (offering proof that his head was pasted on another body) but other celebs may not be so lucky in court and will have to do time like Paris Hilton did last year.