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The Venus Star Point switching signs is a relatively rare event. No one alive right now has ever witnessed a Sun-Venus cazimi in Libra! In this video, we'll focus on the Elements and how Libra tips the balance of the 5 Venus star points decidedly in favor of the Fire/Air signs. Then we'll compare this to some other historical periods for hints to what that could mean.
Renowned occult and esoteric scholar and author John Micheal Greer joins me to talk about his latest book, which tackles the important subject of Pluto's changing planetary status. This is a crucial conversation for astrologers, as we need to wrap our heads around the evolving Cosmos, and Greer's book sets an excellent and inspiring example.
Today's Venus-Mars conjunction begins a new 6-7 year cycle for these planets and invites us to Re-Balance the polarities in our lives. This "hieros gamos" or sacred marriage can then become a powerful source of creativity and spiritual growth. We look at various modalities like astrology, tarot, & the medicine wheel for examples of what this process might look like.
Gary shares 4 different Astronomical perspectives of the Retrograde process, and shows how each point of view offers us new and different ways of understanding, finding and creating meaning from our retrograde experiences. This process of freeing our minds from the limitations of a single limited perspective reinforces what the Great Conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn in Air signs are all about.
Gary explores the Alchemical journey of Transformation which Venus' greatest brilliance is initiating, and gives us a general timeline as well as a qualitative experiential description of that process. Next we explore the contrast and tension between the two Saturn ruled signs, Capricorn and Aquarius, and how that might best be navigated.
Join Gary and respected author, scholar and mage John Michael Greer for a discussion of recent Mundane charts (including the 2017 Eclipse, 2020 and 2021 Ingress charts). These are explored not just as predictive or forecasting tools, but also for their use in magic and personal growth.
Gary and Sherene discuss Mercury stationing on Spica/Chitra, the mutual reception between Venus in Scorpio and Mars and Libra, and Rahu or the North Node of the Moon entering Krittika Nakshatra, the location of the Pleiades. Connect with Sherene at ShereneVismaya.com
First we address the essential nature of Saturn and Uranus and the challenges they represent to each other. Next we talk about the Saturn-Uranus cycle, its various stages and how these have played out across the backdrop of US and World History. Then we look at the current squares and what opportunities and challenges they are offering.
We'll have a look into the history of the art of Palmistry, see how it works according to planetary principles like Astrology, and talk about a few ways the Planets in your chart can show up in your hand and vice versa. Also an interesting sidebar on the merits of the whole sign house system.
Gary uses the Great Conjunction chart, in which Jupiter and Saturn are joined by asteroids Isis, Osiris and Horus, as a model to delineate the 7 Alchemical operations of the Emerald Tablet in correspondence with the vegetative cycle of the Nile and the Mythological cycle of Osiris, Isis & Horus
Gary explains classical concepts such as Triplicity dignity with his inimitable down to earth style, and gives lots of ideas of how to use the extended passage of Mercury through Aquarius for creativity, magic, personal growth, new beginnings and much more!
Far from being a simple matter of back and forth, Gary lays out 4 different astronomical dimensions in which profound shifts are happening during Mercury retrograde. We then explore the experiential manifestations of each 4, looking for what their meaning and purpose can be, and how best to use them to transform our lives.
First Gary shares the basic qualities of Mars, and also the philosophy and ethics behind magic. Next we talk about how to arrange the chart so our magic is most powerful. And finally we discover the magic of Mars' astronomy, and why the month of December holds abundant potential for the Red planet!
Gary examines the astronomy of Mercury and Venus for clues into aspects of the Gemini archetype currently seeking expression. We also look at the chart of Transcendentalist storyteller Ralph Waldo Emerson and his writings for inspiration.
We re-visit Venus retrograde, this time by examining the different "dances," or dynamic loops She makes while traveling backward. Upon further examination the exceeding beautiful astronomical harmony of Venus' retrograde loops becomes an inspiration for seekers of alternate viewpoints.
Gary describes Venus' upcoming transformation from bright evening star through invisible union with the Sun and into bright morning star in terms of an alchemical and experiential process that will transform the way you think about retrogrades
Gary uses the classical methods of Ingress and Eclipse charts to understand the current moment. A comparison of the 1345 & 1918 charts with 2020 shows some similarities, but gives hope that this pandemic will be much more contained. Finally, Gary also offers some ideas and practices for protection and making medicine from these energies.
Gary delivers the real dope on Mercury's extended stay in Pisces. By changing our viewpoint from the normal flat 1D view of the Zodiac, and going in-depth into the other 3D views available via the Astronomy of Mercury, we can begin to better understand the profound shifts, changes and transformation that are possible during this period.
First Gary shares the basic qualities of Venus, which make up Her magic. Next we talk about Venus' dignities -or favorite zones in the Zodiac where She is most powerful. And finally we discover the magic of Venus' astronomy, and why the current cycle holds abundant potential not seen for hundreds of years!
Gary shares his unique view of this conjunction by showing how the long-running Saturn-Pluto parallel which is culminating in the conjunction of Jan 12 can be seen to be releasing energy similar to the birth of a child after a long difficult labor. He also compares it to planting magical seeds, like Jack and the Beanstalk.
Gary outlines two different ways to derive meaning for Galactic center via astronomy and mythology, discusses the topics of death and re-birth and gives positive examples and strategies for harnessing this energy creatively. Visuals on Youtube
The two planets closest to Earth are joining in the sign of the Harvest Goddess -the 3rd of 3 consecutive Venus-Mars conjunctions to occur in Virgo. Tune in as Gary delineates this conjunction in terms of the mythology of the sacred marriage and gives experiential examples how this energy plays out.
Mercury is in the Heart of the Sun in Cancer, and Jupiter and Saturn are entering a long term antiscia/parallel relationship. Tune in as Gary demonstrates what these alignments look like, both in the sky and the chart, and advises on what we can do with them. Graphics on Youtube
Mercury crosses the ecliptic heading south, initiating the upcoming retrograde loop. Venus is in fast direct motion and moving toward crossing the ecliptic heading north. All this leads to a big planetary rendezvous in late August. Tune in to find out what it all means! See graphics on Youtube
Gary interviews special guest Tami Brunk of Astrology for Earth Renewal. Tami tells us about her mix of ecology, activism and shamanic astrology and then Gary and Tami discuss the Astrology of the Galactic Equator, the Lunar Nodes and how these relate to the mythic concept of the World Tree.
Mars is out of bounds from Apr 20-Jun 12. See graphics on Youtube. Gary talks about the Gemini part of this transit, and the most sensitive dates in that time frame. Then Gary talks more about the fiery and watery paths of transformation, what they each look like and how we can access and use the current energies to progress on our spiritual paths.
Mercury is just past evening elongation, where it made the first of a series of three alignments in the 3rd decan of Pisces -near the stars of Pegasus. Come explore the mythic potentials of both archetypes to see how they may manifest in your life. See Youtube for visuals
Gary & special guest Gray Crawford discuss the archetypal mythos of Aquarius through the lens of Greek (Ganymede), Mesopotamian (Enki/Ea) and Egyptian (Hapi) cultures. We also work in classical and evolutionary astrology as well as Jungian ideas. In true Aquarian fashion, there's something for everyone!
Gary & special guest Gemini Brett discuss the power of Astrology & the Astrology of power. Jupiter and Saturn are in signs of equal Solar power, forming an Antiscia or midpoint with the Solstice axis on Jan 22. See 2nd half, with visuals, at link below https://youtu.be/Oey5n99GPHc?t=3434
Mercury is moving into conjunction with Jupiter and Antares, making the final of a series of three alignments in the 1st decan of Sagittarius. Tune in to hear the mythological story and occult history of this star, and some ideas for practical magic from this alignment and as Jupiter transits Sagittarius for the rest of the year.