June 25 – July 1, 2009

One of the most important planetary cycles in astrology is called the Saturn return. Saturn takes approximately 29 years to complete its cycle around the Sun. Once we hit the age of 29 we can consider ourselves to be true adults as Saturn has made a full trip around the sun and is in the same position as it was when we were born.

Saturn is one of the planetary heavies and he is known to dish out serious discipline, hardship and struggles in accordance to our individual karma. Check the divorce statistics and you will see a pretty high proportion of people in the 28 to 30 year old bracket. If you are happy with your life and have stayed true to yourself, then you will feel psychologically balanced and more than ready to head into your thirties. Conversely if you are not happy with your life and have not made the appropriate changes when you should have, when the Saturn return comes up you may find yourself in that bracket, applying for a divorce and dealing with all kinds of concerns that need correction and attention. Sobering no doubt, but that is what it is about.

Nations as well as individuals go through their planetary cycles. Iran presently is experiencing its first Saturn return, according to the horoscope set for the Iranian Revolution that took place in 1979. Now Iran must sort out its problems and concerns from within. That which is not worthy or healthy must be addressed and changed in order to bring about a healthy and productive state of affairs. Just as a divorce breaks apart family unity, we may witness the breaking apart of a country from within, especially if those in power fail to heed Saturn’s strong, astringent and very necessary lessons. Uranus the planet of upheaval and revolution is passing over Mercury and Mars in Iran’s birth chart indicating a time of great unrest, violence, revolution, upheaval and possible chaos.

The present day problems will not go away or diminish at all. If anything, they will increase. A miracle is taking place and the spirit of the Iranian youth is enlivened, quickened. They truly desire a change. The ruling powers say they will teach the demonstrators a lesson. But any form of repression may unleash an unintended reaction from the people and a great backlash may take place.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s horoscope is indicating a very fateful time for him. Saturn was opposite to his Mars on June 12 indicating limitation, frustration and danger. After studying the horoscopes of the leaders of Iran it does look like the troubles have just begun. In recent articles I have talked about the Jupiter – Neptune conjunction taking place these days and it is one that can awaken the vision and spirit of a people as they cry out for fairness, freedom and justice. This particular conjunction occurs at 26 degrees of Aquarius which happens to be the exact position of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s natal Sun. He may hold the keys to the future. He has the chart of a visionary and he may know the way to go, in the best interest of the people.

The spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has a birth chart showing a time of great debate, frustration and confrontation that will be at full force throughout 2009 and especially February, March and April 2010. This is when he will experience some of the greatest challenges of his life. The planetary aspects occurring now are stronger and more dynamic than those that took place in April of 1979, telling us that we may witness a revolution in Iran.

Next week we will look over the situation in North Korea. Let us pray.

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Aries You may have to work a little harder in order to accomplish your goals, especially on June 28 and 29. Unique scenarios develop in which you will have ample opportunity to work on your patience and humility factors. Family and relationship activities take up your time.

Taurus June 25 and 26 may bring its tests and trials as the screen goes fuzzy and confused issues come up for review. Plus, Mercury and Saturn are squaring off causing a tightening-up feeling in which we stay and think inside the box. Truth and honour get you through. Make ready for a powerful start to July.

Gemini Lord Mercury squares off with Saturn on June 26 bringing up some serious issues and topics that most would rather not discuss. But they must be discussed in order to clear the air. June 27 is more of same type of energy, not so negative, but trying nonetheless. June 29 and 30 are much brighter days and the past issues can be put to rest and you can relax.

Cancer The first quarter square of the Moon takes place on June 29. At this time you may feel challenged in some way and you must find a way to perform and do your thing. It’s your time of the year and it is likely that you will win. This summer is going to be hot, good weather or not. Seek your destiny.

Leo You will have to stay sharp in order to handle the energy that is on board on June 25 and 26. Thankfully the Moon is passing through Leo and it is likely that you will shine on in that special way of yours, along with a few roars. Mercury and Saturn are in square aspect indicating serious communication concerns cropping up. Issues may become convoluted and distorted on June 26, and it may be wise to wait a few days and let the truth distill, and it will.

Virgo Mercury and Saturn form a square aspect indicating some type of concern coming up on June 26 regarding communications, agreements, schedules and the like. June 27 carries the same type of energy in which delays or confusion come into play. The Moon visits Virgo from June 26 to 28 enhancing life and the events experienced may come out well at the end of the day.

Libra The first quarter square of the Moon occurs in your sign on June 29. Although trials and challenges come up, you may meet the day with enthusiasm and confidence, or at least you should. June 30 flies by effortlessly and if you put the effort in, you will be surprised with how the flow goes. Delightful social and personal developments take place.

Scorpio Make ready for a power packed Canada Day as the Moon passes through your sign from June 30 to July 3. Fireworks are destined to go off and all kinds of wild and crazy times will take place. Err on the side of caution as overindulgence could bring up its problems. Otherwise, high excitement and adventure are predicted.

Sagittarius Career and relationship areas of your solar chart are activated and it is likely that some type of delay, broken promise or possibly some form of confusion may have to be sorted out from June 26 to 28. Choose your words carefully and listen to what others are saying. Hurry and worry are to be avoided.

Capricorn The Mercury – Saturn square that takes place on June 26 brings on a worrisome effect for all signs. Saturn is lord of Capricorn and Mercury is his friend. It means that although there may be a crisis brewing that could manifest on June 26 to 28, you may relish the times and enjoy the scrum. Life is like that now for Capricorn as you continue your climb up the slippery slope of life’s experiences.

Aquarius June 25 and 26 could be very touchy days. Remember that a cut from a sword heals in time, but a cut from the tongue may fester for a lifetime. Everyone will be cranked up in one way or another, or at least just a bit cranky. June 30 is a much better day to conduct serious cooperative talks and such.

Pisces You might want to take the events of June 25 and 26 with a grain of salt or possibly with a few sedatives. Possibly you’ll want to offer the sedatives to a few people you know that might need them. All kidding aside though, the times are a bit stressful and you must find some ways to deal with the pressures that come up. July 1, offers a new perspective.

June 18 – 24, 2009

The summer solstice arrives on June 20 at 10:46 P.M. PDT. The position and condition of the planets at the time of the solstice can offer many hints as to how the next three months will unfold. As the Sun commences his journey through the cardinal water sign Cancer we can expect life’s energies and rhythms to pick up considerably.

The Sun opposes Pluto on June 23 bringing important developments on the international scene. The bolstering, strutting and posturing of those striving to hold on to power will be at an all time high and could become quite dangerous. Overthrows and struggles for power will take place at the cost of many lives. I guess we shouldn’t be too alarmed as this seems to be the natural order of things on dear old planet Earth.

Venus Mars and Saturn form a nice triangle bringing a strong and balanced co-operative effort in all areas of life. The bean counters and other social prognosticators can say what they want, but I sense that the economy is moving along and we are going to carry on just as we always do. Jupiter and Neptune are conjunct and the combination is well suited to the higher aspirations of the mind and soul. The conjunction is another harbinger of good things to come and will prove the human spirit to be alive and well and more than willing to strive onwards towards the goal of free and fair living for all members and species on the planet.

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Aries In order to be selfless, you must be selfish first. In other words, now is the time to turn your life around and truly get it on track. The stars are aligned in such a way that grace and opportunity is at hand. Awake from your slumber and make the moves that you know you should make.

Taurus Lord Venus and with fiery Mars are moving through the middle of Taurus and casting a fine triangle with Saturn. It means that life takes on a special shine in which love, success and happiness are experienced. Don’t look back and surely continue to seek that which will bring you peace of mind.

Gemini It is time to put the past where it belongs, in the past. Changes are happening, cycles and situations ending and new beginnings are about to take place. A lively summer is predicted as Mercury, and then Venus and Mars pay their visits to your sign throughout the summer bringing energy, action, love and possibly money too. The Butterfly must leave its cocoon and you must leave yours to embark on a journey of discovery.

Cancer The Cancer new Moon on June 22 signals the start of an important time in which you are able to truly express yourself. Plus, you are in your solar high of the year and may be in the mood to truly make some changes. The Sun and Pluto form an opposition on June 23 bringing power plays or power struggles that may not be avoided easily. Play safe and keep the strangers at bay.

Leo Your career and relationship solar houses are activated bringing important developments into both areas of your life. It is important to pay close attention to the people that show up now in your life. Someone very special could be closer than you think. A spiritual marriage may be the case for some of the solar types. But go slow till you know as things may not be as they appear in all forms of relationships.

Virgo Venus and Mars cast fine energy into your sign bringing love, happiness and contentedness your way. Saturn is still strongly in the picture and you may feel his pinching effect on your pocketbook as he teaches the lessons of frugality and astringency. It is the time to make it all work and remember that someday these will be considered the good old days.

Libra Joint monies, inheritances and partnership resources somehow come into play. The Sun is moving though your solar tenth house which is related to career and professional activities. Social circles are on the increase and all kinds of unique developments are taking shape. Now is the time for maximum effort, as things may not come easy in 2010.

Scorpio Venus and Mars travel through your opposite sign Taurus bringing an array of events that may be very intense, positive or negative. Values, ethics and morality are featured. Reason, patience and consideration win the day, while anger just fuels the flames. Spiritual topics capture your interest and your passion for discovery and adventure may get you to do some traveling this summer.

Sagittarius Either you are at the top of your game and being acknowledged for your attainments or you may be ready to bail. Either scenario fits the times. Much depends on how you got to where you are now. Of course most lucky Jupitarians come out with a smile on their face as they end up in some type of serendipitous circumstances anyway according to their karma.

Capricorn The new Moon on June 22 in your opposite sign Cancer signals an important time as those that oppose your ways may show up and make themselves heard. The Sun opposes Pluto on June 23 and is another harbinger of power plays and significant developments that need your attention. Venus, Mars and Saturn cast fine energy your way helping tremendously. It may be time for some down time so relax and recoup.

Aquarius Jupiter and Neptune are conjunct as they continue their visit to your sign. Aquarius is known for their great intellectual prowess along with their ability to be great teachers with excellent capacity for humanitarian love and caring. Your sense of humour is unmatched and slightly twisted. All of the above traits get a boost now and you should reach for the stars as they will respond bringing you higher and higher.

Pisces Truly, if I were you, I would busy myself with the task of finding a proper spiritual pathway to tread on. The future is heading your way fast and within a couple of years and for many years to come life will continue to change at a phenomenal rate of speed. Great adventures await thee and your work is within purification, supplication and surrendering to the higher callings.

June 11 – 17, 2009

We are very fortunate in the sense that we have so much information at our fingertips. Imagine, all we have to do is fire up our computer, load our favorite astrology program, plunk our birth information in and within seconds we have our birth horoscope before our eyes. In ancient times astrology was reserved for Kings and Emperors. Their horoscopes reflected the fate of the Nation, for it was believed that whatever happened to the King happened to the people as well.

Possibly we can foretell our fate by taking a look at some of our illustrious leaders. Potentially there are many competent people that are more than capable of running the show. Of course, fate and timing come into play. If a leader has a series of heavy aspects unfolding in his/her chart while in power, it is unlikely that they will achieve much success, and may be dogged by the economy, the opposition and myriad other roadblocks. They walk away tattered, flustered and wondering what in the heck happened to them.
I have a book titled “Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra”. It’s the gospel of Hindu astrology, the book of books on Vedic or Eastern astrology. The ancient sage Parasara divined many of the astrological concepts now in use throughout the world today. What he divined several thousand years ago can be used directly today when applied to our birth charts. The following two paragraphs are from Parasara’s work.

Effects like success all around, well being in the family, gain of conveyances, ornaments and clothes, by the beneficence of the King (government), reverence, devotion to deities and the preceptor, association with men of learning, happiness from wife and children etc, will be derived in the antardasa (planetary cycle) of Jupiter in the Dasa (main planetary cycle) of Saturn if Jupiter be in an angle.

There will be opulence and glory, happiness to wife, gains through the King (Government), comforts of good food and clothes, religious mindedness, name and fame in the Country, if Jupiter by in the Fifth house from the Lord of the Dasa (Planetary cycle) Saturn.

Imagine before an election that we could use this information while choosing our leaders. The above two planetary cycles from Parasara’s work apply to British Columbia’s Premier, Gordon Campbell’s birth chart. He is the Man for the times. I’m not even interested in politics, but am very interested in what makes people tick.

Premier Campbell is a Capricorn with Virgo rising and he will work hard, dedicatedly so in order to meet the standards that are demanded of him. The stars are telling of a time in which he will do well. He fits the Saturnine mold that has formed him in this life. He seems a bit distant and a tad cold which are pure Saturnine traits. He does have the Moon and Venus in Aquarius which again may hinder public perception regarding emotional interactions, but beneath the façade there may very well be a caring and loving individual. Uranus is at the top of his chart indicating an innovative individual and along with his Aquarius planets he will have his eye on the big picture. There are some shocks and surprises coming up and a few nasty secrets may come flying out of Pandora’s box. Some will jump ship and go against him, but at the end of the day he will count his successes.

Upon hearing the virtues being extolled regarding one of his generals being considered for promotion, Napoleon apparently said, “Yes, but is he lucky?” In my estimation, Premier Gordon Campbell is lucky, and hopefully we will be as well.

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Aries A special grace is taking place in the form of opportunities to truly change your life. Think long and deep about what brings you the most happiness and contentment, for now you may achieve those very things if you work towards them. June 16 and 17 are special days in which dreams may be realized. Be all that you can be, and do all that you can do.

Taurus Exciting times are upon you and boredom will be a thing of the past. Resources increase, or at least the potential for them to increase exists. June 18 and 19 are special days as the Moon passes through Taurus joining Venus and Mars and bringing a strong indication of happy times. Now you can work towards putting your plan together.

Gemini Two distinct planetary combinations are at work and will bring very dynamic energy and activity your way. On one level you can expect a jolt, shock or surprise to rattle you on June 15. Then a series of wonderful breaks occur as new doors open and fresh opportunities present themselves. In essence, make the changes that are necessary in order to free yourself up, and see what the universe offers up on June 17 and 18.

Cancer Hard work, dedication and devotion are the key words that fit the times for your sign. You may have to make some hard choices that may even be uncomfortable, but a certain relief is experienced once you make your decisions and stick to them. June 13 and 14 are special days in which fine memories are made.

Leo June 11 could prove to be a rough day if you allow things to get to you. Opportunities to create harmony and accord will present themselves, or the gloves may come off as the tears flow. The Sun, Jupiter and Neptune are casting excellent rays your way and will bring spiritual epiphanies, hope, faith and freedom your way.

Virgo June 14 and 15 could be testy days in which you will have to work extra hard in order to keep it together. Although there is a certain negative tone to the above commentary, it may not be that way in actuality. It is sort of like being the host of the party and enjoying it all, but not having much time to chat and visit and let down until the party is over.

Libra The Sun, Jupiter and Neptune are casting excellent energy into your sign especially from June 15 to 19. This tells of a time in which life flows along without much hindrance or delay. Feelings of enlightenment, love, gratefulness and gratitude may be experienced. Don’t sit around waiting for lollipops to fall out of the sky as that would be a waste of this great opportunity. Be bold and proactive and reach for the stars.

Scorpio Romantic attractions are on your mind, or better still, you may have captured the attention of someone that stands out from the crowd. It looks like a time of reformation or rebuilding somehow in your life. June 14 carries very good energy and you should do something special on that day.

Sagittarius The last quarter square of the Moon on June 15 shakes things up at home or in a relationship. It just might signal a time to re-adjust to the new realities that may be hitting home. It also may be a time to take a look at everything and make the necessary changes wherever they’re needed.

Capricorn Not to stroke your ego, but my vote goes to Capricorn as the most successful of the zodiac signs. Capricorn dominates in all areas of life. Dedication and devotion along with a no-quit attitude paves the way to success. A great transformative process has begun and will continue for many years to come.

Aquarius The Sun, Jupiter and Neptune form a triangle on June 17, bringing light, laughter and love your way. Opportunities and breakthroughs occur. Now Jupiter and Neptune are retrograding in your sign indicating a time of some deep soul searching. Take some time to reflect on what is real and what is not. Compassion, hope, faith and charity motivate you into action.

Pisces The last quarter square of the Moon on June 15 occurs in your sign, bringing lively and exciting times your way. Upsets and misunderstandings could brew up suddenly. Don’t expect it, but stay keen to others emotions. June 14 is a special day of varied events. Stay open and willing to make changes where necessary.

June 4 – 10, 2009

The Sun, Moon and Saturn form a T square on June 7, at full Moon time. This tells of a time in which we deal with and adjust to the realities of a hobbled economy, cutbacks, bankruptcies etc. According to the pundits the travel industry and all related industries are feeling the pinch as people hold on to what they have until better times.

Mercury is in square with Jupiter and Neptune and it certainly can make us feel adrift, rudderless and somewhat helpless. It is just a case of high anxiety and will pass by soon enough. We will not fall off of the planet and life will continue on as it always does. We tend to overstate and exaggerate under Mercury – Jupiter square aspects, and with Neptune thrown in it just makes the picture murky. Hurry, worry and fear must be overcome. Venus and Mars are visiting Taurus all month creating the energy for a memorable spring and summer season. We will pursue our passions and interests regardless of the economy. The trick of the times is to do what you love, and love what you do.

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Your ruling planet Mars travels through your solar second house throughout June and early July. The second house has all to do with money and earning potential. Personal values come up for a review. Communications and travel are key features throughout the month.

Venus pays a visit throughout the month. It’s good news in the sense that Venus rules over topics such as love, popularity, creativity and resources. Life takes on quite the shine and with fiery Mars visiting Taurus as well, you can count on all kinds of exciting scenarios to unfold.

The full Moon on June 7 occurs in your opposite sign Sagittarius. Saturn is involved with the full Moon configuration indicating a time in which concerns and problems are highlighted. Mercury is square with Jupiter and Neptune as well, bringing added confusion and angst if you allow. Wait a few days before making any important decisions.

The Full Moon on June 7 signals a time in which the past is dealt with in some way. It may be wise to clear up past concerns and issues so that you can move on and into the future. It looks like a busy and very interesting time for your sign. All kinds of new and unique people start showing up now.

The full Moon on June 7 lights up an area of your chart related to hopes, wishes and dreams. Possibly you are dreaming up ways to get away from it all. A deep longing for peace and freedom may be growing as the days pass. Stay true to yourself and don’t sell out. Matters are unclear presently, but will become very clear by the end of the year.

Career and home are the big features that command your attention now. The full Moon on June 7 will illuminate those areas of your solar birth chart. Plus Mercury, Venus, Mars and Pluto are collectively sending good energy your way. In essence it is a time of hard work in which you learn strong lessons of streamlining and economizing.

Inheritances, joint monies and matters related to marriage or business partners come into play throughout the month. It does not mean that someone has to pass away in order for you to gain an inheritance. Meeting your Guru in this lifetime is an inheritance from the past. Creative energy is running high.

Now is time to work out any and all concerns regarding relationships and partnerships. Endings and beginnings are indicated. Mercury is in square with Neptune and Jupiter on June 7 bringing possible misunderstandings, deception or confusion into play. It’s a full Moon day as well, all the more reason to exercise patience and tolerance.

The full Moon on June 7 takes place in your sign bringing action and excitement your way. It may also be a time when you have to cut your losses and move on to greener pastures. Certainly the universe will let you know where you stand. You may be longing for changes, which generally are good medicine for Sagittarius.

The Moon passes through Capricorn from June 8 to 10, placing you in your lunar high of the month. Certainly plan something special on June 8 as a series of excellent planetary combinations are manifesting. Romantic and creative energies are on the rise and may lead to powerful lifestyle changes.

A great mix of planetary energy has taken hold and it may have your head spinning these days. It may be hard to know which path is the right one to choose. Do know that all will work out according to the cosmic plan. Clarity shows up mid June.

The full Moon energy on June 7 could prove to be trying and testy if you allow. Career, home and relationship concerns and considerations are onboard. With Mercury and Neptune in square until mid June, it may be wise to wait and see how things unfold until that time, as confused issues may have to be worked out.