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Ask Real Astrologers: Saturn-Uranus Opposition Aspecting Natal Jupiter

 This week’s question comes from Elizabeth in Minnesota:

I’m wondering what to expect from the Saturn/Uranus opposition in my 8th and 2nd houses, when Uranus is conjunct my natal Jupiter in the second. How might it all play out?

Libra ponders . . .
Neith’s response:

Elizabeth, you are wise to start focusing on this process now, because you are moving into a period of intense adjustment and reevaluation. As the Saturn-Uranus opposition continues to unfold until July 2010, it will trigger your nodal axis, with your Sun conjunct your North Node in Gemini and your Moon-North Node conjunction.

The interplay between your sixth house Sun and twelfth house Moon is underscored by Saturn in Virgo, ruler of the sixth house, and Uranus in Pisces, ruler of the twelfth house. Your routines, both health and job related, will affect your self esteem and your willingness to be open to frequent revision of plans is key to the process. It is also important to allow your natural optimism to lead the way and avoid as much as possible getting caught up in paying too much attention to the tiniest details.

When Uranus turns direct on November 27 it will square your Nodal axis exactly in late December and for most of January 2009 for the final time. This transit can bring people and situations into our lives to jump start our awareness. Thankfully your Gemini Sun and Sagittarius Moon both enjoy new ideas and concepts and embrace change with more enthusiasm than others.

If there is any particular theme to hold in your mind and heart it is to always go for the big picture, the inclusive philosophies that embrace many different ways of thinking and being. By the time 2010 rolls around you may have come up with a whole new way of generating income for yourself most likely through service to others in some capacity.

Hey, at least Pluto is done turning you inside out emotionally and you will not be bored – Gemini’s least favorite thing. Good luck and do your best to be kind to yourself and all those who cross your path.

Aquarius expounds . . .

Pat’s response:

Well, as usual, when I let Neith go first, she makes all the salient points! What I can add, though, is that I, too, have the Saturn-Uranus opposition in my second and eighth houses, and so I’ve thought a lot about what this might mean.

With the U.S. economy in dire straits, we all want some security. I was a freelance writer, editor, and consultant for years, but being without health insurance and facing the feast-or-famine aspect of self-employment is wearing on me. This past May, I decided to take a day job, and this could turn into an opportunity for job security with great benefits, too. This is the Saturn side of the equation, and especially Saturn in Virgo, which is thinking about all the practical necessities. To get even more Virgo about it, I’m in a service career for the first time in my life rather than an intellectual desk job.

However, I expect the Uranus side to rebel sooner or later — likely sooner, as he comes out of retrograde next week, and then I think we’re going to see some rapid change. Uranus doesn’t like being put in a box, and in Pisces he wants to exercise creativity. In your second this house, this means earning a living through your creative, innovative side (as Neith noted, you likely will find a new way to generate income).

So you can see how these energies are opposed: one wants security, while the other wants freedom to create. I am hoping to find a way to integrate the two, and I wish the same for you, Elizabeth.

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Ask Our Readers: What Will Happen in 2012?

This week, we enter Day Six of the Mayan calendar. There are only two more “days” and one “night” left before the Mayan calendar ends in 2012. So we decided to ask our readers about your views on 2012.

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Neith says:

My interest in the Mayan calendar and 2012 has only been piqued recently and I really don’t know that much about it. However I tend to believe on the whole change comes incrementally where human kind is concerned baring catastrophic events and even those tend to affect a relatively small geographic area. I’m going to take a “wait and see” position for now. Pluto moving into Capricorn later this month is what has my attention!

Please add your thoughts about this!


Real Astrologers Weekly Poll: Mars-Saturn Conjunction

We’re wondering how everyone is handling the Mars-Saturn conjunction taking place in Virgo on July 10. Mars conjoins Saturn every two years and usually is an attention getter, especially if you have lots of Aries or Scorpio in your chart or Mars on the angles. You can find out more about it in this week’s forecast … but vote first!

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Results of Last Week’s Poll

Last week, we wanted to know how you planned to use the energy of the New Moon in Cancer. The votes are all in, and here’s how you responded: 

14.3% Spending time with my family
0.0% Call my mother
14.3% Start a new health regime
0.0% Taking a luxurious bath
71.4% Take a “time out” and lie around the house doing nothing

Well, I can see that I’m definitely in the minority, but since when is that news? I was one of the few who said I was starting a new diet. It’s not exactly a diet; I’m just adding some healthy things into my daily regime to balance out all the bad habits I’ve developed on my new job, such as drinking Pepsi to keep myself going at high speed. I know, I know . . .

I did take a long, luxurious bath last Wednesday, and Jessica said she IM’d her mother! So those activities weren’t entirely lacking.

Clearly, though, most of you were ready for some serious downtime, and the New Moon in Cancer is certainly one of the best times for that. Now we know, confirmed by all of you.

Please don’t forget to vote this week. The more responses we get, the more accurate data we get. It helps us be better astrologers, too!

And remember, whenever you need personal guidance to get through planetary transits such as this troublesome Mars-Saturn conjunction, e-mail either of us, and we’ll help you decide which of our reports and forecasts is the best option for you.

Aquarius, the sign of astrologyPat


Real Astrologers Weekly Poll: Using Astrology

In this week’s poll, we’d like your feedback on how big a role astrology plays in your life. What do you use it for? Please feel free to elaborate with a comment!

Results of Last Week’s Poll

31.3% answered “Love ‘em. They are bright, articulate and witty.”
18.8% answered “Like them a lot because they make me laugh.”
25.0% answered “So, so. They are too unpredictable even if they are charming.”
6.3% answered “They drive me crazy because they talk too much.”
18.8% answered “Don’t have any Gemini friends.”

When it comes to Gemini, the sign of the twins, while those who love them are favored, they still get a mixed review from our readers. I found the overall duality of the responses very interesting and very much in keeping with this dualistic sign. While the first category got the most votes at 31.3 percent, the balance of 68.7 percent said Gemini folk are regarded with a certain amount of caution.

Judging from the excellent comments (thanks, all!), the general rule in astrology stating that fire and air signs are compatible shines through. Those with more earth and water tend to find mutable Gemini too changeable.

I especially liked seeing the comments reflecting knowledge beyond the Sun sign and how it affects their interactions with others. Personally I LOVE getting lots of feedback, adding to our mutual understanding of how astrology works.

Libra loves astrologyPosted by Neith . . .


Real Astrologers Weekly Poll: Rate Your Gemini Friends

Since the Sun is Gemini, we thought we’d do this week’s poll on how you get along with the Twins. Do you find them adorable and entertaining, or do they drive you nuts?

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We’d love to know whether your Sun sign or Rising sign influences your feelings toward your Gemini brothers and sisters, so feel free to leave a comment!

Results of Last Week’s Poll

In last week’s poll, we wanted to know how into astrology you are. Here are the results:

30.4% answered “Totally; I’m an astrologer.”
17.4% answered “I can’t start the day without my horoscope.”
47.8% answered “The astro-blogosphere is my favorite hangout.”
4.3% answered “I think I had my chart done once.”
No one asked, “It’s good for laughs.”
No one answered “All of the above.”
(That was just Neith’s idea of a joke, anyway!)

Once again, we’re delighted to find that our readership is so knowledgeable about astrology. But we were surprised to find out how many other astrologers visit our site.

Nearly half of you are no strangers to the astro-blogosphere. Then, Neith and I have hosted blogs for more than two years, and many of you migrated over from Neith.net and Neith on Synastry - both of which appeal to a knowledgeable readership – and The Pisces Chronicles, which has assembled an extraordinary community of consciously aware human beings (in my admittedly biased opinion).

Still, RealAstrologers.com is expanding in its own right as more and more people around the world discover our unique site. Tomorrow is our two-month anniversary. In that short period, we’ve had well over 11,000 page views, with readers in 58 countries on six continents. Within the United States, our readership is distributed across the entire country, with visitors from 40 states plus the District of Columbia. Neith attributes this to the Sagittarius Ascendant in our composite chart. (Sagittarius is the explorer and world traveler.)

Thank you all for being part of our lives. Please help us grow by spreading the word. And send us your feedback! We’d love to hear from you.

Love and blessings,
Aquarius, the sign of astrologyPat