The Stars This Week: Jupiter Retrograde & ARIES ALREADY?

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I sent out a newsletter this morning with a few thoughts about JUPITER GOING RETROGRADE. Click here! You can also subscribe at this link!

But you know what? I want to talk about integrity. Even though I plan to talk about Jupiter retro and the week ahead, I want to talk about integrity too.

This is on my mind ALL THE DAMN TIME, no doubt in part because Saturn is in Capricorn.

Part of integrity for me is that I live according to my standard. What I think is right or true or good.

Doing the right thing. Am I who I say I am. No two-faced duplicity.

Do you have thoughts on this topic of integrity? 

I mentioned earlier that I STOPPED allowing comments on this blog because the spam got out of hand. If you have thoughts on this topic, visit my Facebook. I’m going to start a thread there RIGHT NOW (It’s Sunday 4:30 pm Eastern time March 4th).

I often think about integrity in regards to my YouTube. I’m still figuring out how best to show up there. Not that I’m there without integrity but… I want to do more/better.

But about Jupiter going retrograde…

That happens this week. In Scorpio of course. It happens on Thursday, March 8th. It goes direct July 10th (and I just realized now I think I put the wrong end date in my newsletter!).

What does it mean for us? I like what I said in that email about reviewing our expansion and I’m not just throwing around some obvious Jupiter keyword. I mean it honestly and sincerely, with integrity. With Jupiter we GROW. It’s time to review the pathway thus far.

Are we growing in the right direction? In the right ways? Towards the right places and people? Right track? Are we reaching towards the right future?

Is it time to move on?
What parts of our path and story need revising?

Jupiter in Scorpio likes the deep realms. How can you go even deeper?

I’m thinking about my “career.” The things I am interested in expanding. Are they correct and true? And what about personally? Time to review what has grown.

And what about the house that Jupiter is transiting for you? And in what areas of life have *you* been expanding or growing?

Take a step back. What is there?

Remember that Jupiter and Saturn currently sextile – no matter the degree. Scorpio and Capricorn sextile. Faith and planning.

Also this week:
Mercury enters Aries
Venus enters Aries

This is huge, y’all. The start of the astrological new year. Almost. We need the Sun to enter Aries for that and that’s this month as well.

The gloomy news:

the week brings us an unpleasant Mercury Saturn square (depression, mean people, negative thinking, inertia, writer’s block) and NO WONDER THE CARDS I DREW FOR MY PATRONS …

but we also two marvelous aspects –

Mars trine Uranus and Sun sextile Pluto. This is dynamic and creative and I’m so sick of the word “power” or “powerful” but how else to describe Sun sextile Pluto. Power without domination. Thing after thing, you get it all done!

So no wonder this week is a little wonky. Any week that has a Mercury Saturn square is going to have its gloomy moments. We have an intense Moon Pluto conjunction on Sunday too but Mars Uranus? Mars Uranus is exciting. And Sun Pluto? Sun Pluto in good aspect is CONFIDENT.

Hold tight. That’s my advice. Weather the Mercury Saturn storm and by Sunday you’ll be inventing a whole new world. Best case scenario, right? Right!

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Tarot Time In The Classroom + Busy Busy Mind! (The Stars This Weekend)

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So we are in Week Three of the Saturn in Capricorn class
and I had promised folks there would be a Tarot piece to the class – in particular Tarot structure, talking about layouts and spreads and design: where cards should go and then also what each card means, which questions are being asked.

Have you ever created a Tarot spread? 

I love this stuff, but I don’t think about it when I am actually doing Tarot readings. I am more free-form then. Got a question? I seek to answer it without too many structural bells and whistles. I do take time however to find the best wording for your question and sometimes we go specific and sometimes we go more broad.

Now THIS WEEKEND I think is an excellent time for Tarot and an excellent time for Tarot spread creation! 

Why do I say this?

Mercury is square Uranus AND sextile Chiron.

In plain English: your creativity is off the charts this weekend (Mercury square Uranus guarantees this) but it’s in service of something *higher* — like your HEALING.

Chiron is always about our “sickness” and our wellness and our healing and our wound and Mercury is your mind and perception and square Uranus is faster than the speed of light BRILLIANCE.

You could come up with something amazing so I hope you have a creative project to explore or a Tarot spread to create or… who knows!

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Saturn Changes Signs But Not Houses (In Your Chart): What Does It Mean?

"saturn square moon" It’s kind of a technical topic but an important one!

What happens when a planet changes SIGN but doesn’t change HOUSE — in your chart?

And let’s say you use PLACIDUS (or some other house system) and NOT the Whole Sign system (which would give you a new house position when the planet changes signs).

What does it feel like?
What can you expect?

I recommend to use the house system that you believe in, the one you are comfortable with, the one you believe to be true for you.

But I also think it’s worthwhile to do double-duty.

Do Placidus AND Whole.
Do Koch AND Whole.
Do Equal AND Whole.

Or whatever combination you prefer.

I’ll tell you what I’m noticing – about my own chart. I think it may help you too.

Saturn in Sagittarius was my 4th House.

And I also had Saturn square my Moon so there were big time lessons and messages and revelations about HOME and family and BELONGING and a move and a big rental house and etc etc and my beloved Cleo went from body to pure energy, pure spirit (very Saturn 4th, also Pluto 4th in my Solar Return)…

Using Placidus, Saturn is STILL in my 4th House.

I call it “finishing up” in my 4th House and won’t enter my 5th until… late this year or early 2019 (have to check the degree).

OR is Saturn already in my 5th? Is Whole Signs more TRUE but that cusp line is still a high vibrational point? 

We know one thing for sure: SATURN CHANGED SIGNS. Saturn went from Sagittarius to Capricorn. And Saturn is no longer squaring any of my Virgo and will TRINE my Virgo.

I am still in the house but honestly I have felt: I can move now if I want. And I have felt: I can stay. And I have felt: it’s okay. I love you, house, no matter what challenges arise. I feel more “settled” even though it’s not *my* house. After all this time, I’m finally there. It’s mine and not mine.

I think it’s an interesting set of questions and they don’t need ONE definitive answer.

Your LIFE will tell you what the answer is. Pay attention. You’ll know. 

FOR SURE the squares to my Virgo stuff are over. For sure Saturn is in Capricorn which is harmonious and “at home.”

And for sure I am suddenly literally suddenly thinking about: home and where do I belong and roots MORE than before. Where do I live? What kind of place? How does a self-employed astrologer purchase property? Do I want to? What to do? ALL such questions.

Saturn through my 4th… was TOO HARD to face those questions. I was too busy SURVIVING.

And now? It’s just not as painful. Not perfect, but not as painful.

As for what Saturn in my 5th might feel like, well, I don’t have kids (5th) but I am a creator and so maybe I’ve got one foot in one world and one foot in the next (4th and 5th) and it may be a similar situation for you. My book comes out this year. 2019 could bring new interesting 5th House stuff!

Where’s your transiting Saturn these days?

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The Darkness: Christmas Eve, Capricorn Season, & Mercury Direct *ADVICE*

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I got the most extraordinary Christmas card this morning

a client thanking me for my help in 2017.

She suffered a loss. I spoke to her before the loss. I spoke to her after the loss. And now it’s Christmas and she sent me this email which reminded me, once again, why I do this work. It’s a struggle though. I don’t mean the work itself – I love the work and am suited for it. I mean EARTH SCHOOL. Even now I am back on YouTube and I am posting videos to expand my reach but it all feels… it all feels like a tight squeeze, a tight fit, this survival. I am watching the Spanish moss twist in the slight wind.

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Mercury is newly direct in Sagittarius so if any areas of your life had slowed down in the last few weeks, they will pick up again. It’s Capricorn Season now INCLUDING SATURN and this will help if you can keep yourself from falling into anxiety-mind which Capricorn is awfully good at. Fear and doubt. PLAN. YOU NEED A PLAN. Saturn is in the sign it’s “supposed” to be in so we are “supposed” to be rejoicing at this.

Is your chart hospitable to Capricorn? THIS MATTERS. Yes Saturn in Sagittarius was difficult. Saturn is the rules and Sag doesn’t want any. And now we have rules within rules within rules within rules. It will feel suffocating to some, indeed. Don’t let yourself be swallowed by fear. What is Capricorn good at? ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION? I’ll tell you one thing. Work. 

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I drew a card for you. Advice. I tried to ask this question last night and make a video for my Patrons but wasn’t able to finish it. Different deck. Same question. SAME CARD. THE HERMIT.

Take a moment alone. Whether you are with family or not. Whether you are alone or not. Take a moment to STOP. In your solitude, touch your life. Connect with your experience right now – no matter how painful, no matter how joyful. Sanity is found in accepting reality (and accepting reality is not the same as judging it good (to paraphrase Marsha Linehan)).

This is the best of Saturn. Grounded. Earth. Work.

(Oh Mercury just gone direct I cannot seem to rotate this image and just want to get this post up – I’m on a different machine than my old Mac! but it’s Crowley’s Hermit.)

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Much love,

SATURN IN CAPRICORN: January On-Line Course! Join Us!

Class begins JANUARY 2, 2018 and the class will run five weeks.

This class is SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS but those more versed in astrology can enjoy and learn as well.

In this class, you will definitely learn astrology, although please note this is not a “basic A-Z astrology class” nor is it a class in “how to read a chart.”
But neither of those skills is necessary here. 

This is a class on WHY the Saturn in Capricorn transit matters, what it’s about, what it means, how it will affect YOU personally.

We will answer such questions as:

*what is Saturn anyway? What does it symbolize in the horoscope?
*what is Capricorn energy like? Why is Saturn in Capricorn special?
*will I become a Capricorn when Saturn is in Capricorn?
*how does Saturn in Capricorn differ from Saturn in Sagittarius (the transit we are finishing)
*what is this word “transit” you keep using?
*why does this transit matter??? Does it REALLY matter?
*how will it affect ME?

And more! 

See, planet Saturn is changing signs from Sagittarius to Capricorn and will stay in Capricorn for THREE YEARS. This is the PERFECT AMOUNT OF TIME and in the class I’ll explain WHY.

We are ending a cycle. We are beginning a cycle. We have old lessons to finish!!!! and new lessons to begin.

You will get immersed in the language and the concepts of astrology and I will strive to speak in plain English (without dumbing anything down) but I am always ready and willing to answer questions.

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This class has three hearts :)

Heart number one will be found in the Weekly Lessons which will be sent by Email to all participants.

These lessons are being created for this class special! and may also contain excerpts from my book which is coming out in June (The Little Book of Saturn – click on the link here to see).

The Weekly Lessons will have information, inspiration, and a special theme each week, along with discussion prompts for the group (and other goodies and resources that I want to share with you). These Lessons are the anchor for each week. 

Heart number two will be familiar to my previous students! It’s the SECRET Facebook Group which is for discussion and questions and answers and homework and for you to ask: WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, Aliza? And then I do my best to answer :)

The purpose of the Group is to build community, conversation, and to share experience and ideas regarding Saturn and astrology and LIFE itself.

Astrology IS real life! 

Heart number three are YOUR CHARTS, which will be posted in the secret group (unless you don’t want your chart up). On those discussion threads, I will discuss the highlights of what Saturn in Capricorn means for YOU individually. Participants who feel comfortable reading charts are welcome to chime in as well, but it’s not required.

And as I wrote at the top of this blog post: one of my goals with this class is to make Saturn FUN :) after all, Saturn transits are known for their life lessons (which aren’t always so fun). Saturn and FUN in the same sentence? YES! :)

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By the end of class you will:
gain practical knowledge and wisdom. Saturn in Capricorn wouldn’t have it any other way.

You will understand the astrological Saturn better and the sign of Capricorn better. You will have a greater understanding of how astrology works in your life. You will grasp the meaning of what Saturn in Sagittarius was for you (these last two and half years) and what Saturn in Capricorn CAN BE.

We will also discuss the PRACTICAL and spiritual steps all of us can take to make this transit the best it can be. Transits can bring good and challenging energies to our life. Often both at once. This class will arm you with knowledge, information, practical advice, spiritual wisdom, community, strength, and grace.
By the time we begin, Saturn will have been in Capricorn only a couple weeks! Consider this class your map, your sky, your walking boots.

You don’t need to be scared of Saturn. I’ll walk us through this transit, this big change in all our lives, step by step, with love. 

The Little Book of Saturn

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On Tunnel Times & New Year’s Resolutions & The Meaning of Saturn In Capricorn

I think it’s important to trust the tunnel times and times of fluctuation.

By tunnel times I mean all the dark emotions about our lives that we would prefer to dismiss, feelings like:

jealousy, inadequacy, self-loathing.
And to trust that we will come out of the tunnel with SOMETHING.
Something in our hands.
Maybe no one else will trust us. We have to trust ourselves. That this is how it works.

And to trust the times of fluctuation – which is exactly how it sounds – that we are rising and resting. And the cycle may be uneven, not perfect, unpredictable.

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I am OBSESSED with New Year’s resolutions and I have been searching searching searching searching for mine and I found ONE and then I found another! And it took a while. Like finding coins on the sidewalk. SO OBSESSED I told my Starbucks barista. Sometimes I trusted the process and sometimes I didn’t. I had to flail around in the tunnel. I had to not see. I had to not know. 

And out of that dark place I went to Publix. Where shopping is a pleasure. And I bought the stuff I needed to rest today (under the weather but needed some supplies) AND I bought a notebook so I could write down Resolution no. 1 and Resolution 2 and all attendant details. I wasn’t ready before. I am ready now. Trust the process. Trust you will be ready IF IT IS RIGHT.

And I was watching a YouTuber that I like a lot from the strength-training world (by the way, I was not injured for as long as I thought I might be) and he talked about SETBACKS. They are inevitable. Call it Tunnel Time. Call it Dark Night of the Soul. There are always “setbacks.” We must balance intensity with rest. We must balance effort with recovery and what may appear ugly or stupid to others. They may abandon us when we lose sight of goals. When we flail. Let them go.


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Saturn is changing signs THIS MONTH, from Sagittarius to Capricorn. Saturn will remain in Capricorn about three years. This is the perfect amount of time. TO BUILD.

In plain English: Saturn changes signs and we have to change the way we WORK, The way. The how. The why. Maybe even the where and the who. The bones of our work, our life work.

If Saturn in Sagittarius brought us a philosophical crisis and quest, Saturn in Capricorn ushers in a three-year era of PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FOUNDATION, the bricks of your life, the bottom, the bones, the structure of your life. Saturn rules the bones.

Of what will you become an expert. The only impediment is yourself says Saturn in Capricorn. Will you wise up? Will you rise to the occasion? Will you DO THE WORK. Will you face the fear?


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Saturn in Capricorn Through The First House (By Transit)

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So I’m thinking of starting a little series on Saturn through the Houses by transit because Saturn enters Capricorn next month!

The question of the day: WHAT WILL BE?

Well, much depends on your chart of course, whether the sign of Capricorn is unsupported or supported by your planets!!!!

I think this matters MORE than the fact that Saturn is “at home” in Capricorn.

Let’s say Saturn will be transiting your FIRST HOUSE?

In the words of the first astrologer I ever went to, when I was in my mid-20s:

Now you’re back in charge! 

I know many of my clients with Saturn First House transits have heard me use this phrase. It’s still true. I still believe it.

We cannot underestimate this movement from the 12th to the 1st! From dark to light. From above horizon to below. Seems contradictory, doesn’t it?

Saturn through the First House is a powerful Aries/Mars transit (because the First House is associated with Aries/Mars) despite the beginning of going underground!! Houses one, two, three, four, five, and six are BELOW the horizon!!

Make sense? Saturn First House begins a new cycle among all the other cycles you are going through, with or without Mr. Saturn. A cycle of POWER. How do you feel about power? YOUR POWER.

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Some things to remember about Saturn through the First House 

-First House is an ANGULAR (cardinal) house so life will MOVE. Things will change. Momentum! Dynamic experiences. You take initiation even if that initiative is sitting still. The other day a friend said to me: I LEARN BY DOING. I told her that “non doing” is also DOING.

-You will be called upon to be an AUTHORITY or EXPERT in your life and to be the authority or expert OF your life.

-Remember the First opposes the Seventh House. This transit will cause you to evaluate/re-evaluate your Seventh House i.e. OTHER PEOPLE i.e. who is in your life. Remember that the First House squares your Tenth/Fourth axis — career and home EXPECT SHIFTS OR ADJUSTMENTS IN THESE AREAS.

-Saturn is the Boss. BE THE BOSS. Take charge. Take control. Be firm. Have a plan. Commit. GROW UP GROW UP GROW UP GROW UP GROW UP.

Easier said than done? YES. But it wouldn’t be Saturn if it were “easy.” Often enough I talk to clients who say: I am Saturn so will Saturn transits really bother me? I am Pluto (well aspected Moon Pluto conjunction First House) and PLUTO OPPOSE MY SUN BOTHERED ME. Transits don’t happen and NOTHING happens.

Growing up doesn’t mean you need to be like anyone else. Growing up doesn’t mean you need a “normal” job or “normal life” — whatever that means.

Growing up means living YOUR LIFE with integrity. Grow up. Be you. Don’t expect or require anyone to clean up after you. Yes I know many charts/souls in this incarnation have a built-in clean-up crew (you know who you are) but Saturn finds this repulsive when it’s moving through the First House of Be The Boss Of Your Life And Stop Outsourcing Your Responsibility.

Make sense? Let me know! Stay tuned for Saturn in the Second House!

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Pluto Conjunct Saturn And The Death Card

Since I’ve been doing this work, I’ve had a number of clients survive transiting Saturn on their natal Pluto. But yesterday I got to talk to the reverse — transiting Pluto on her natal 8th House Saturn.

It felt like the “Death card” to me — from the Tarot.

She also has Neptune transiting her 10th House and sure, clarity is so-so (or absent!) these days but she can DREAM with this transit. She can create, envision the future.

BUT — she has to pass the almighty Pluto Saturn testing center before she can turn that corner and live again, live from her 10th House (which she must do, being a 10th House Sun).

All this reminded me of a Tarot reading I had the other day with awesome Tarot master/author, Rachel Pollack. She was showing me how I had to do such cards as JUSTICE and TEMPERANCE (both about honesty and balancing) before I could reap the rewards of THE STAR and THE SUN.

Saturn is so hard/hardened/crystallized, we feel we cannot move when we are under this energy. We feel worthless. That all is for nought. And Pluto comes along to peel off the skin, leaving your Saturn even more naked, freezing, hairless, exposed but… ultimately obliterates the limit, restructures and reforms it — leaving behind, in its wake, beauty. A new form.

I do see the Death card as a good card. Once you see it, you “know.” Is it heavy? YES. Is it intense? YES. Things must change? YES YES YES.

It was the first card. Followed by another Major Arcana. THE WORK.

In the deck we were using (there are many renditions of the cards, as you know) we see a number of figures reacting to Death, including a child. Openness. No preconceived notions.

Funny to think of the child self. I have no sentimentality of childhood or family. I was born into death. Moon Pluto conjunction in my 1st House. That was THE transit of the last days of my womb life. Did my mother want to die? Or did she just want to change, to live?

I was born into this dilemma, but for the Pluto person, there is always future because Pluto reminds us that we have a mission journey, that there is a there THERE. Death’s horse is MOVING, always and forever.

Until you pull another card :)

Love, MP

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