Happily ever after for Mr and Mrs W?

imagesFor some months, Mr and Mrs W have been suffering some marital problems. However, they have been working fervently toward a mutually-agreeable solution. In the face of what would appear to be a very recent and serious set-back towards that goal, Mrs W has asked whether she and Mr W will stay together and eventually find happiness?

HappilyYES – this happy result should become clear in either 5 days, 5 weeks, or even possibly, 5 months. However, until then, expect further testing times (and manipulative power-plays).

ANALYSIS:

  1. Because Mrs W is the querent, she is represented by Venus – ruler of the chart’s Taurus ascendant.
  2. Because Mr W is her husband, he is represented by Mars – ruler of the chart’s 7th house cusp (Scorpio).
  3. Venus (Mrs W) would be quite powerful in Pisces (where she is exalted) – but she is much weakened by being cadent (12th house) and square to the malefic, Saturn (in the 8th house of joint finances). She is also retrograde (back-pedalling). Doubtless, feeling constrained by her overall situation (most likely financial), Mrs W is reconsidering her options.
  4. Mars (Mr W) would be quite weak by being in detriment in Taurus – however he regains much power by being conjunct the chart’s Ascendant (i.e. he is both cadent and angular )- where he is in a much better position than Venus (Mrs W) to  influence the outcome of the situation. Although modern planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) are not usually used in horary, it is tempting to suggest that because Mars (Mr W) is in trine aspect to Pluto, he has been manoeuvring behind the scenes to pull off a covert power-play. This somewhat malevolent game is also suggested by Mars conjunct the fixed star, Algol, which is associated with intensity and ruthlessness. If that were not enough to confirm suspicions, Mars is also conjunct the fixed star, Capulus, which is linked with aggressive, male energy.
  5. Be that as it may, in order to predict a happy ending for Mr and Mrs W, we need for Venus (Mrs W) and Mars (Mr W) to have an applying trine or sextile aspect between them. While these two are indeed in sextile aspect, it would appear (at first-blush) that they are separating (with Venus leading the way) rather than applying; this would not be good. However, Venus is currently in retrograde (back-pedalling) and after she turns direct (15th April), Mars will chase after and catch up with her on the 17th April at 2AM GMT- when the (now applying) sextile will be perfected.
  6. This is good news for Mr and Mrs W –  and this should become clear in 5 days, 5 weeks, or perhaps even 5 months.
  7. In horary, the Moon is the overall symbol of how events play out (past, present, and future) and so before we give our final verdict here, we must also look to the Moon (3 Scorpio) and all aspects that it will make before it changes sign.
    • Next aspect – Moon opposition Mercury – suggesting a favourable time for working out that mutually-agreeable solution.
    • Next – Moon opposition Mars – suggesting a testing time for the couple – perhaps some teething problems with implementing that solution?
    • Final – Moon trine Venus – good for marriage and love affairs, suggesting Mr and Mrs W will finally find that marital happiness they so desire – as this result confirms the initial analysis, we can now safely sat that this is the end of the matter.

The Future of Ms P’s Unconventional Marriage

Out of the blue, Ms P has announced her intention marry another woman in June of this year.

Her family have asked whether this ‘unconventional’ marriage is in Ms P’s best interest?

SUMMARY – In the shorter term, perhaps not – at least in the sense that for the next couple of years, this relationship is likely to be a source of considerable tension for Ms P both domestically and economically. However, if Ms P rises to the occasion during her upcoming Saturn return and addresses her priorities in a realistic and adult manner, she has the opportunity to redefine her life in such a way that will be supportive both of her own future as well as that of her unconventional marriage.

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transitsANALYSIS – Undoubtedly Ms P is a clever lass. She has a quick mind and is highly intuitive (natal Mercury in Gemini in opposition to Uranus). Even though her flashes of brilliance might be interspersed with periods of dreaminess and/or, to be frank, just plain laziness, at the end of the day, Ms P is generally a sensible person.

The problem is that when it comes to love – Ms P is NOT always sensible.

With her Moon (Pisces) conjunct Mars, on all matters emotional Ms P has the tendency to be hot-blooded, easily excitable and self-absorbed. Not only that, but Ms P has an inherent need to break relationship ‘rules’ just for show (natal Venus opposition Uranus). At a minimum, because she has such a pressing need to remain spontaneous and ‘free’, her relationships will have tended to be ‘off and on’, characterised by abrupt beginnings and endings.

A more serious problem, however, is her Mars in Pisces. As the agent for action and drive,  Mars should actively assert itself to get what it wants/needs. But in Pisces, Mars can rarely – if ever – do that. Instead, Mars in Pisces seethes in silence while on the surface it ‘goes with the flow’. This leaves Ms P often feeling not only frustrated, but also guilty. With Pluto trine her Mars, however, Ms does eventually get what she wants. Mars trine Pluto is not only highly strategic but also perfectly happy out-waiting and outwitting others. The only problem is that with this aspect, covert manipulation runs both ways.

RE: her upcoming marriage, Ms P’s immediate future is challenging:2016-sr

  • Her solar return (SR) for 2016/17 features Mercury (1st house) opposition Mars (7th house) suggesting at best, a clouded understanding of her real situation. Not only that but with her SR Sun conjunct SR Venus in the 2nd house opposing her SR Saturn in the 8th, she can expect testing times regarding shared finances/debts as well as perhaps even problems with an inheritance. SR Moon (3rd house) sextile SR Uranus (12th house) suggests ‘mixed messages’ and/or even perhaps that she is ‘of two minds’ in regards to her upcoming marriage.
  • Solar return (SR) 2017/18 doesn’t look much better. Although SR Sun (11th house) trine SR Jupiter (4th house) indicates a happy expansion of Ms P’s future hopes and dreams, that SR Jupiter is in difficult quincunx aspect to Neptune (9th house)– suggesting her hopes/dreams regarding her domestic situation (4th house) is out of sync with reality. Finally, her SR Venus conjunct SR Uranus in her very public 10th house suggests that in large part, she will in large part define herself by her unconventional marriage.2017-sr

RE: in the longer term – we can only hope that Ms P will take advantage of her first Saturn return during 2017-18 to consolidate her life in a way that allows for her new relationship to flourish. Saturn is all about what we are building in our lives and this first Saturn return is a big test as to whether what she’s building will fly in the real  world.

  • Earlier in 2017, prior to her Saturn, Ms P will undergo transiting Saturn (1) in opposition to her Venus (relationship tested and finances under stress) and (2) in opposition to her Mercury (feeling pessimistic and misunderstood). During this time (May – Nov 2017), these two transits will highlight Ms P’s unrealistic plans re: relationship, finances, and all forms of communication.41wejl7knl-_sy344_bo1204203200_
  • Also prior to her Saturn return,  Ms P will undergo transiting Jupiter square her Ascendant – during which time both her career and her new family will highlight new pressures that she won’t have expected.
  • However uncomfortable, these three transits are good preparation for that upcoming Saturn return – which, because it falls in her 6th house, suggests that Ms P must not only rearrange her priorities but also better organise both her time and energy else health issues could well become a problem in the future. Luckily, because Ms P’s natal Moon is sextile Saturn, if she puts her mind to it she should have no real trouble becoming more orderly, disciplined, and grounded in a way that well supports her emotional attachments.

Will Mr A be tempted again?

Will Mr A be ‘tempted’ back to his former lover, Ms C?images

No – something has happened within the last 20 or so days that has caused Mr A to adopt a complete ‘change of heart’ – whether he is completely comfortable with this new position is a different matter – suggestions are that he is not. But what it is clear is that he’s chosen to take a ‘holier than though’ attitude re: his family vs. his extramarital affair – and that this likely has  much with his finances and business prospects. The affair with Mc C is now ended and will not be revived.

SITUATION – Mrs A has not been best pleased with Mr A for some months. Even though she’s had host of serious health issues during most of that time, Mr A carried on seeing his lover, Ms C – (see The Curious Case of Ms C for some more details). In doing so, Mr A risked everything – his job, his house, his family – it was as if he was caught up in some kind of Neptunian glamour – no matter how precarious his situation became, he wouldn’t let go of Ms C and whatever it was that she meant to him. Then Ms C started loudly and publicly showing her true colours and we can only imagine he thought them less than pretty and, of course, Mrs A had finally had enough and put her ‘financial’ foot down. Life for Mr A had pretty much overnight become quite grim. He backed off from Ms C, or so it would appear – but then we all known things aren’t always what they appear.

ANALYSIS – Everything now seems quiet – Mr A has lately become more or less a ‘model husband’. Should Mrs A trust this – she wonders – and so asks the horary question – ‘what likelihood now that Mr A will be ‘tempted back’ to Ms C?’tempted

  • Mrs A is the querent and so because Aries is rising, she is symbolised by Mars in at 23 PI, which is not particularly weak or strong. Hence even though because Mars is associated with ‘Strength’ (i.e. she remains a force with which to be reckoned), there’s actually not much she personally can do to affect this situation.
  • Mr A is the partner of Mrs A hence because Libra is on the 7th house cusp, he is symbolised by Venus – which is exalted in PI in his 6th Planets in exaltation assume more than their due – undoubtedly they are strong in the sense that they can make things happen – but in exaltation (as opposed to rulership), they tend to act arrogantly. This Venus is in the terms of Jupiter – i.e. officially ‘marries from their own blood and have many children who will become wealthy’. This suggests (along being conjunct also with Neptune) that Mr A has done some ‘internal’ about face – placing his family on a mystical, divine pedestal – untouchable – a pedestal that he might once have reserved for his physical desires for Ms C.
  • This is not to suggest that Mr A is thinking 100% straight re: his new attitude/approach. Nor does it mean he’s particularly happy about it either. Indeed, he probably is not. But because Jupiter conjuncts the 7th house cusp, it can also be taken to represent him and we find Jupiter is in a difficult QNX aspect with Mars (i.e. Mrs A). This suggests something is still ‘out of joint’ (so to speak) between the couple – but with some sort of change between them personally, things could get brighter.
  • More likely than not, Mr A is however at the end of the day feeling quite ‘elevated’ about his attitude/approach – and this most certainly has more to do with him personally than with either his marriage, family, or Ms C. See below, re: movements of the Moon for more possibilities as to what this might be about.
  • Ms C, being the (former) love interest of Mr A is represented by Saturn, ruler of his 5th (the chart’s 11th) house. Saturn is at 23 Sagittarius – neither strong nor weak. However, it is dignified by face – and although that may sound good, actually it is not because it suggests that although Ms C has been dignified in the past, she is about to lose her dignity. In other words, Ms C is on the way out.
  • Regarding the question as to whether Mr A will again be tempted by Ms C, we look to the aspect formed (if any) between Saturn (Ms C) and Venus (Mr A) – and in this case we find an applying SQUARE –this suggests that within 7 weeks (perhaps 7 months), the relationship will come to a crashing and permanent end. With the SQUARE, there is no possibility of Mr A being ‘tempted back’ now.
  • As the Moon is the overall symbol of how events will play out – both past, present, and future – we look to the Moon in this chart which is found at 24 Libra in the house of Mr A.
  • The first aspect made by this moon (about 20 days ago) was a SQUARE with Mercury in Capricorn – suggesting a difficult conversation perhaps business-related. It could also have coincided with a (business) trip of some sort – an important trip – as this aspect is considered good for dealing with influential people.
  • The next aspect made by this moon was a QNX aspect with Venus in Pisces which of course represents Mr A himself. It might well suggest that the message he took in from this difficult conversation was that all his Venusian affairs must be approached with caution – and this includes both personal finances and love affairs.
  • Although we usually do not use new planets such as Uranus in horary, it is tempting to suggest that the opposition that the Moon next formed to Uranus symbolised something both out of the blue and earth-shattering – and in regards to his marriage (Uranus on his 7th house cusp). Whatever it was, it forced him to change his approach/attitude.
  • The next aspects formed by this Moon were (1) a conjunction with Jupiter followed quickly by (2) a sextile to Saturn and (3) a QNX to Mars – suggesting that Mr A has just recently (last 2 days or weeks) realised the true amount of damage his love affair could cause him professionally (possibility even the threat of legal action by his employer if he carries on). Because in horary, Moon Sextile Saturn is traditionally BAD for both love affairs and friendships with women, it is likely that Mr A made this situation clear to Ms C. Shortly afterwards (2 minutes of arc), Mr A turns to his wife, Mrs A, who is represented by Mars in PI. This suggests that although he may not be certain why, he has definitely turned the tide back to those Piscean values noted above – i.e. placing his wife and family on some sort of mystical, divine (i.e. sacrosanct and untouchable) which is where they will remain.
  • The final aspect made by this Moon before it changes sign is a resounding SQUARE to the Sun at 29 Capricorn – unfavourable for new undertakings – dealing with influential people – suggesting again that any temptation he might have harboured to return to Ms C have been squashed by ‘greater concerns’. Because the Sun is conjunct this 5th/11th house cusp which represents Ms C (i.e. the ruler of this cusp in Saturn) it can also be taken as a symbol for Ms C – the square aspect between the Moon and the Sun reinforces that their relationship is now well and truly over. This is the end of the matter.

Ms A to spill beans about hubby’s lover?

Should Ms A spill the ‘proverbial’ beans regarding her husband’s lover?

No – In the eyes of her husband, both Ms A and the marriage are in a slightly weaker position than that of the lover. Spilling the beans, so to speak, may not only cause him to lose his job (which may happen anyway), but it will be highly disruptive and do nothing to strengthen her marriage.

Situation – Ms A is not pleased with Mr A. He has been seeing Ms C on the side for several years. As we’ve seen from earlier posts, Ms C has a fiery temper, certainly hot enough to get her into trouble. Ms C has the option during 2016-17 to keep her cool and if she can ‘play nice’, she might achieve her objectives, but she hasn’t. Instead she’s chosen to harass Ms A publicly and Ms A wishes to know whether by telling various authorities about the poor behaviour of Ms C, she might permanently sideline Ms C and hence get on with her marriage.

 

Ms A sideline Ms C

  • Ms A is the querent, hence because Capricorn is rising, she is symbolized by Saturn at 9 Sag, which is not particularly weak or strong. Hence although Ms A is holding all the action cards in this chart (i.e.stellium in  the 8th house, the house representing injuries, probing, investigation, penetration), she is not personally in a great position.
  • Mr A is the partner of Ms A and hence because Cancer is on the 7th house cusp, both he and their marriage, are represented by the Moon in Pisces. Although not particularly weak or strong, the Moon is slightly elevated being in its (mixed) Dorothean Triplicity (water).
  • Ms C, being the love interest of Mr A is represented by his 5th house (or the 11th house of the chart) with Scorpio on the cusp. Hence Ms C is symbolized by Mars in Sagittarius. Ms C is equally neither weak or strong, being neither in fall, exaltation, rulership, triplicity, term, nor face.
  • Interestingly, the last aspect made by the Moon (Mr A and the marriage) is a conjunction with Neptune. Although it is not technically accurate to use modern planets in horary considerations, it does give some indication of the degree of Mr A’s overall illusion and confusion. He is definitely not coming to any of this from a position of strength.
  • The first aspect of the Moon  in this chart was to form a square to Mars suggesting that initial, Mr A was at odds – fed up – with Ms C. But then the next aspect made by the Moon is a square with Saturn, suggesting that Mr A has recently become equally at odds with Ms A and his marriage.
  • Again using the modern planets, there is a hint that at the time this question was asked, Mr A is leaning towards Ms C. This is because she is represented by Scorpio (his 5th house cusp) and Pluto is the modern ruler of Scorpio. The Moon and Pluto are about to make a harmonious sextile.
  •  Ms A is holding all the cards in this chart –  i.e. as noted above, her 8th house is choker-block with potential action; Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter. But such action  will play out as (confrontational) oppositions to the Moon (Mr A). This is not likely to endear him to his wife if in any way he is able to blame her for these difficulties.
  • After the Moon perfects its sextile with Pluto, it goes on to make it’s first opposition – i.e. with Venus. Because Taurus is on the cusp of Mr A’s 10th house (4th house in this chart), Venus represents his job and professional status. Venus in Virgo is in fall, and hence is in damaged, debilitated condition. In other words, Mr A is already not in a strong position vis a vis his job and it is possible that within 3 weeks (or 3 months) = i.e. 3 degrees to perfection of the opposition – he might separate from it regardless.
  • But because Uranus (apologies for using yet another modern planet) is in a very tight quincunx aspect to Mercury (communication), such revelation such as Ms A is considering (i.e. a change of to the status quo can engage action by quincunx) could cause Mr A to separate from his job in a highly disruptive way (Uranus suggesting the disruption). At the very least, such communication as anticipated by Ms A could prove much more disruptive than she might otherwise have thought.
  • The final aspect to be made by the Moon is an opposition to Jupiter, suggesting some hard luck for Mr A (in 11 weeks or 11 months time). Because the  stellium of action,  falls in his 2nd house, money/finances will be the prime area hit. Although much of this will come to pass without action by Ms A, any actions taken by her can only make it all the more disruptive and unpleasant (not to mention with Uranus involved, a bit of a shock). But none of this will do anything to strengthen the marriage  or the position of Ms A – both being represented by Saturn which will make no beneficial aspects to the Moon.

This is the end of the matter.

Mr B – the new friend of Ms D – how does he stack up?!

UnknownSummary – Mr B is a dynamic, sexy, highly romantic, manipulative man who is not keen on facing, much less sharing, his feelings. Refusing to play by ordinary rules, he  always gets what he wants regardless of the consequences. Although disarmingly charming, by nature, Mr is a cautious, controlled man. He is unafraid of taking personal responsibility. If he says that he’ll do something, you can be certain that he will will do it; equally if you fail to live up to his expectations, you’ll not hear the end of it.

Natal Chart Configurations for Mr B (birth time unknown, chart set for noon)

Mr B

Grand Fire Trine (Venus, Neptune, Moon) – here is a guy who will set your heart on fire – not only is he seductively sexy, but also a true romantic. For him, just the feeling of being in love is enough; his world is one of poetic beauty and harmonious spirituality. Empathetic, kind, highly imaginative, Mr B is can be a real pleasure to be around. But when reality creeps in, (as it always does), he’s easily disillusioned. Always remember that however much you do for him, it will never, ever  be enough; he’s an extremely emotionally needy person, who is prone to emotional manipulation.

Moon /Pluto opposition – echoes this theme – and it’s all the worse because Mr B finds it extremely difficult to be honest about his own feelings. Fear of loss and betrayal can be all consuming with this configuration – when his emotional needs are not met, those close to him can expect sulky, manipulative behaviour.

Mercury/Pluto conjunction – Mr B is capable of great depth and focus. He is also a born skeptic. Fascinated with that which is taboo and/or secret, he loves a good mystery  and the darker, more twisted the plot, the better. The problem comes when he remains a mystery not only unto himself, but also to you. Do not try to hide anything from Mr B for if you do, he will find out and quite likely will never trust you again. Equally, understand that Mr B will hide things from you and if you indulge in expressing the slightest whiff of mistrust, it will likely be tossed back in your face with malice.

Mars/ Uranus conjunction in Scorpio – Mr B goes for what he wants and gets it. He’s  head-strong, doesn’t like to take orders, and NOT keen on listening to reason; indeed he probably likes nothing better than to provoke the establishment by purposely breaking their rules. He is intensely ambitious, dynamic, self-willed, and fiercely independent.

Saturn/Sun conjunction in Libra – although charming, Mr B is in actuality quite a somber man. He is cautious and controlled and ambitious – unafraid of responsibility. If he says that he will do something, he will do it as long as it satisfies his sense of duty. Just remember that the high expectations he sets for himself he also sets for others.

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Composite Jupiter/Neptune

Composite Charts

The composite chart is created by taking the midpoint between pairs of each of two person’s natal planets (in this case Venus and Uranus) and using them to create a third, new chart. The composite chart is not the same as synastry, which examines how one person impacts the other. Instead the composite chart represents the relationship as a whole giving insight into the dynamics upon which it, as a relationship, functions.

Composite Jupiter

Jupiter symbolises key areas of  growth for the relationship as well as how the partners to that relationship find meaning together. Composite Jupiter also provides a shared spiritual commitment – an inspired, optimistic vision for the future. The trick is not to go overboard.

Composite Neptune

Neptune brings magic, colour, and soul into a relationship, shared creativity and beguilingly beautiful dreams. The problem with Neptune is that is that doesn’t play by ordinary rules. Hence Neptune is oft associated with disappointment, deceit, and disillusion.

Impossible-Dream-300x213Composite Jupiter/Neptune

Both Jupiter and Neptune share a taste for the boundless. They are the signature of the dreamer/visionary with a foolhardy naivety about the ‘real world’. When Neptune is involved in a composite chart, there is bound to be a sense of being soul-mates and hence it is all the harder to put on the brakes.

Neptune/ Jupiter is likely to manifest in a shared spiritual or idealistic vision that unfortunately might turn out to be pure delusion:

  • This is especially the case with the conjunction.

  • With trines and sextiles the idealism is not likely to be as destructive although it can turn a romance into something more platonic like a student/teacher relationship.

  • With the square, it is important to ensure both parties know where they stand with each other and avoid reluctance to acknowledge relationship problems.

  • The opposition is also likely to allow both parties to build up a false sense of security. The key with making this aspect work out is to avoid idealizing each other. Equally important is to avoid playing deceptive games with each other. If you honestly understand yourselves and what you have to together, there can be no illusion. If you don’t, you’re likely headed for disaster.

Composite Sun/Mercury

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The composite chart is created by taking the midpoint between pairs of each of two person’s natal planets (in this case the Sun and Mercury) and using them to create a third, new chart. The composite chart is not the same as synastry, which examines how one person impacts the other. Instead the composite chart represents the relationship as a whole giving insight into the dynamics upon which it, as a relationship, functions.

Composite Sun

The Composite Sun represents the thrust of the relationship – its primary purpose and vitality. The composite Sun functions like a lighthouse beacon, keeping the relationship clear of the proverbial rocks. A relationship embodying the essence of its composite Sun will likely be experienced as spontaneous and free. However, when expression of the relationship’s purpose and/or vitality is hindered in some way, it can be a struggle to keep things going.

Composite Mercury

Composite Mercury symbolises the manner and method in which communication occurs in the relationship. It also describes the nature of the decisions that the parties take regarding their relationship. In natal charts, Mercury is meant to be in active service to the Sun, feeding it with all information necessary to fulfil its purpose. In the composite chart, Mercury does exactly the same.

Composite Mercury/Sun

Composite Mercury/Sun in conjunction, trine, and sextile aspects favours verbal communication in a relationship; expect similarity in thinking. This aspect also allows the partners to maintain a helpful detached attitude when discussing their relationship although this strength can quickly become a weakness when feelings and emotions not easily reduced to words are overlooked. When composite Mercury/Sun are in square or opposition, expect miscommunication (whether or not purposeful). The parties to the relationship may well feel as if they’re speaking at cross purposes; what is said by one is not what is heard by the other.

Transits

When composite Mercury/Sun is affected by transit, the connection between the purpose of the relationship and the communication feeding it undergoes change.

Example

Current transiting Neptune/Saturn square – (active November 2015 – September 2016)

Saturn = reality; duty and responsibility, respecting boundaries, integrity, discipline, mastery, doing the ‘right’ thing.

Neptune = unreality: dissolution, delusion, deception, denial, and dreams.

With Saturn in square with Neptune, there is no easy way to bridge the gap between dreams and reality; at times it may become impossible to tell the difference. The primary question with transiting Saturn square Neptune is exactly what is ‘real’.foggy-head-sign-by-geralt-at-Pixabay-e1439240445328

In regards to relationships, it won’t be easy to answer this question because most folks never seriously question the purpose of their relationship much less whether that purpose is being fulfilled. The composite Sun should help in this regard because it symbolises the relationship’s purpose but this won’t be easy to access when the communication feeding the understanding/realisation of that purpose is (at best) murky.

Both Saturn and Neptune are in mutable signs at the moment and hence the foundation upon which that communication is built during this transit is even shakier that it otherwise might be. However, if those with composite Mercury/Sun effected by this transit can avoid getting caught up in typical Neptunian past-times like escape (into computer games, TV, or whatever), alcohol, drugs, and/or other forms of denial, then Saturn can provide them the focus and stamina to get their relationship even more creatively back on track.