Friday, June 15, 2012

Saturn in Scorpio: 2012-2014 Predictions

Saturn is the Law-Maker. Whichever sign he's in, is subject to rigorous 'reality-checks', tests, trials, limitations, frustrations, challenges and lessons.

Some historical examples: Saturn in Taurus (Mad Cow Disease..Taurus the bull) Saturn in Gemini (news regarding Freedom of Speech), Saturn in Virgo (restricted health care system), Saturn in Libra (more talk about Marriage Equality), Saturn in Sagittarius (restricted airline/international travel).

Saturn is about to move into Scorpio (October 2012) so I thought I'd give you my predictions for what you can expect to see in the news headlines as this alignments begins making itself known on Planet Earth (and within your own life).

In 2012-2014 (beginning in October but we'll no doubt see signs of these energies as soon as July, three months before the alignment), expect these stories to take hold of our headlines:

Changes in the laws governing Death: funerals, cost of burial ground/services, the 'death' industry, where and how we are buried/cremated, further talks on the laws surrounding the 'right to die', abortion, changes to/abolishment of the 'death penalty', more talk about the Dead and Dying (and the care of the elderly).

Shifts in attitudes towards Sex and Sexuality: tighter/altered laws for prostitution and pornography, possible new STDs or outbreaks (or the fear thereof), tighter control over our animal appetites, abstinence, more talk about sex crimes, changes in std testing/costs/availability, more sex scandals

Insurance Issues: stories about insurance companies not doing what they should, costs of insurance shifting, new insurance plans implemented, the fall of corrupt insurance systems

New Debt Laws:  changes in bankruptcy policy, credit card crackdown, debts being recalled/forgiven, new payment plans

Marriage Money: alimony, pre-nups, law changes related to who gets what, shifts in divorce laws

Criminal Clampdown: exposure of underground crime, pedophilic rings (and the connection to those in positions of power), major drug busts, proliferation of crime circuits and groups,

New Laws of Secrecy: the protection of those up to know good or the exposure of those hiding something, privacy issues at the forefront, more invasive measures against the public,

These are just some of the headlines I predict we'll be seeing a lot of in the next couple of years. Look for signs as early as July and watch as Saturn continues his testing of everything related to Scorpio, along with Scorpios themselves.

Stay Tuned!
Your Astrologer,
Neil D Paris

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Downloading Divine Love: Venus Transits the Sun (June 5/6)

Venus Transits the Sun

June 5: 6.09pm Pacific, 9.09pm Eastern,
June 6: 2.09am UK time

Astrology transits are very specific but their effects can often seem very generalized and less easy to pinpoint.

For example, today is a very special day - Venus transits the Sun (something that won't happen again until 2117). It's not Mars that will appear to cross the face of the Sun, it's VENUS, so Venus stuff becomes paramount now. However, how it manifest for the individual, the company, the couple, the country varies enormously.

Since the Sun is the Life Giver of our planetary family, the energy that holds it all together (symbolic of our "Source"), any planet that comes into contact with it, in the skies and within our own Birth Charts, is given added emphasis, power and importance.

Many Astrologers are discussing this once-in-a-lifetime alignment, as a return of the Divine Feminine. That sounds all very dramatic, but it does touch on the vibration of Venus: Love, as opposed to Mars: War.
From this end, I see this as a time when we're urged (and reminded) to Bring More Love Into Our Lives.

What does that mean exactly?

It means continuing to Love others, even those who don't love you, 
never loved you, can't love you 
or even those who appear to hate you.

It means finding things to do that you Love to do, 
even amidst dark times - lost jobs, broken marriages, 
loneliness, poverty, illness. 

It means loving yourself more right here right now today, 
regardless of how you look, how you feel 
and how others are treating you.

It means upping your Self-Worth, 
knowing you're part of the Divine Plan, 
even if your small life seems pointless, 
empty or without meaning.

It means Treating Others as You Would Like to Be Treated -
 even if, in your eyes, it seems they don't deserve it.

It means Being Open to Receiving 
instead of walling off your heart 
out of self-protection and past pain.

It means Building Bridges more, 
even with those you have a 'beef' with, 
or those who aren't in agreement with 'your way' of life, 
and in return those whose lifestyles 
don't fit your paradigm of 
'what should be'.

It means that Love (Venus) should eclipse our Egos (Sun) so that we can once again unite under the umbrella of Unity, instead of being separated by our separate selves. While the Ego is the Sun in Astrology and shines through the fragments of the 12 signs (and thus doesn't see the 'whole picture' - how can you if you're always seeing life through the lens of Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus etc?

 Love is at the core, and found via Venus, located now in Gemini.This transit promises to deliver to those who are ready, the cosmic code of Divine Love - a reminder that we are all one, that we are, always have been and always will be loved and that despite the appearances of separation and LACK of love, that real true love is beneath it all.

If you're seeking Love only in the Human Realm, you open yourself up to dissatisfaction, disappointment, let-downs and failed expectations. Why? Because we're all on a Human Journey this lifetime, and thus things won't always go 'according to (our) plan' in this world (the world that the Kabbalists call the 1%).

In the real world  - the world behind this one (the 99%), we are always Loved, we come from a place of Love and so we ARE Love. Those who seek Divine Love, the love of something Bigger, Higher, More Connected, will feel full even in this world of transition.

The kicker is this: How much do you think you're worth? 

Do you feel deserving of Love even with all your current 'flaws'? Can you let Love in despite being hurt before? Can you turn your attention away from seeking Love in your fellow humans and decide once and for all to be your own Source of Love - giving, with no expectation of a return?

If you can, you'll become of the Earth's Divine Spokespeople - Emissaries of Venus, downloading more of her much-needed energy to a planet in the throes of social upheaval, change and collapse to make way for something better.

That's my take on this Venus-Sun transit. It will only happen once in our lifetime, so let's celebrate the Love we have felt in our lives, celebrate the Love we desire in our lives (which is already calling it forth), and find ways to bring even more Love back in to the darker places in our own lives - in our relationships with friends, family, partners, neighbors, strangers.

June 5-6 kicks off a special Love-Fest on Planet Earth and you're invited.

Dress Code: Come as you Are.

Loving YOU as I Love Myself,

Your Astrologer,

P.S Don't forget to check out your Weekly Scopes each Monday. This Week's cover the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius.