☉ Sun: The Majestic Life Force Rules Leo. Is exalted in Aries. Governs creativity, self pronouncement, the ego, identity, spiritual search, soul expression, desires, potential, destiny, inner radiance. Esoterically understood to be governed by a higher heavenly dwelling. Archetypes: The Golden Child, Divine Child, The Healer, The Creator, The Father
☽ Moon: The Mystic Midwife Rules Cancer. Is exalted in Taurus. Rules Virgo esoterically Governs the feminine rhythms, the hidden self, emotions, internal tides and moods, self reflection, indwelling welfare needs, intuition, mysteries, ambiguity, memories, creativity, nostalgia and is understand to navigate one astrologically through childhood Archetypes: The Mother, The Goddess, The Maiden, The Innocent, The Nurse
☿ Mercury: The Media Network Rules Gemini and Virgo. Is exalted in Virgo and Aquarius. Rules Aries esoterically Governs communication, speech, media, broadcasting, telephones, writing, journalism, transport, intellect, thought process, verbal acuity, education, mischief and reason. Mercury is the traditional cosmic trickster Archetypes: The Journalist, The Child, The Salesman, The Comedian, The Librarian
♀ Venus: The Cupid Cove Rules Taurus and Libra. Is exalted in Pisces. Rules Libra and Gemini esoterically Governs pleasure, romance, love, indulgence, glamour, materialism, joy, charm, seduction, creativity, amiability, parties, socialising, friendship, partnership, unity, the collective Archetypes: The Lover, Love Goddess, The Tease, The Seductress
♂ Mars: The Fiery Battlefield Rules Aries and Scorpio. Is exalted in Capricorn. Governs conflict, spirit, vigour, energy, impulse, passion, desire, adventure, combat, aggression, confidence, violence, physical strength, destruction, impulse, stamina, romantic pursuit
Archetypes: The Pioneer, The Rescuer, The Soldier, The Warrior
♃ Jupiter: The Lucky Charm Rules Sagittarius and Pisces. Exalted in Cancer. Rules Aquarius esoterically Governs higher intellect, expansion, travel, higher education, philosophy, favour, fortune, prosperity, growth, joy, blessings, honour, laughter, luck, excitability, politics, religious theology, wisdom, success Archetypes: The Godmother, The Philanthropist, The Benefic, The Politician
♄ Saturn: The Rigorous Guide Rules Capricorn. Is exalted in Libra. Governs civilisation, obstacle, ascension, ambition, practicality, wisdom, boundary, time, order, convention, remedial lesson, reality, social systemization, consequences, enlightenment Archetypes: The Wise Old Man, Father Time, The Judge, The Militant
♅ Uranus: The Electric Bubble Rules Aquarius. Is exalted in Scorpio. Governs technology, revolutions, progression, eccentricity, electricity, light, intuition, the New Age, rebellion, individualisation, secularisation, alchemy, science, radical ideas and people Archetypes: The Outlaw, The Untested Spirit, The Rebel, The Wildchild
♆ Neptune: A Celestial Bathe Rules Pisces. Is exalted in Leo. Rules Cancer esoterically Governs the collective unconscious, dreams, psychic sensitivity, fantasy, illusion, delusion, deception, allure, intrigue, sedation, drugs and alcohol, trance, mental illness, photoshop, enlightenment, healing Archetypes: The Guru, The Healer, The Psychic, The Psychotic
♇ Pluto: Toxic Wasteland Rules Scorpio Governs the underworld, the occult, poltergeists, intensity, destruction, subconscious urgency, God’s will, demons, sex, transformation, rebirth, the conversion of energy the traditional gatekeeper of concealed universal insight Archetypes: The Detective, The Guardian, The Shadow
The twelve zodiac signs represent six paired polarities, which esoterically, indicate our soul journey. The 6 polarities of the zodiac can be subdivided by their 6 pairs of complementary opposites; where their opposition or ‘sister’ sign represents the merging of transformative dual energies into wholeness. Sister signs are cosmic polarities, each blending a unique magic of their own, and when fused in consciousness create One. Wholeness. GodForce. While signs on the opposite side of the circle indicate opposite moments in seasonal time, the opposition aspect is figured by dividing the circle by 2; therein lies the symbol of the sister sign: relationship. Your sister sign is the duality of you, often subconsciously repressed. "Now they are a circle, and they vibrate together, they pulsate together. Their hearts are no longer separate, their beats are no longer separate, they have become a melody, a harmony. It is the greatest music possible, all other musics are just faint things compared to it, shadow things compared to it."— Osho
❤ Libra and Aries = The Marriage of Venus and Mars In Aries we create and through Libra we refine and beautify. The Libra and Aries axis emanate the dual forces of masculine and feminine energies in their most raw format; neither which exist without the other. Aries is the newborn, primitive- forming the personality and declaring independence in the first house- and becomes aware of the presence of others, requiring another hand to multiply pleasure through Libra’s seventh house. Aries learns he can’t always have his own way through Libra, and the charm of Venus learns self assertion and the development of a good, self structured ego through Aries. It’s harder to love without being love and finding light in yourself knowing yourself; and without the creative self expression, questioning self identify and divinely directed ego centrism of Aries, it is impossible for the Libran to scatter their love in greatest potential.
❤ Taurus and Scorpio = Precious Jewels and UnwrittenWills The axis of Taurus and Scorpio relates to self mastery, indulgence and the exchange of material. In Taurus, we are concerned with accumulating belongings through the exchange of revenue ‘ownership’; where Scorpio is concerned with the unseen exchanges- the family heirloom secrets, legacies, wills and death, the hidden undercurrents of our belongings; and ownership becomes ‘ours’. Taurus wants what he can’t touch but can see, and Scorpio wants what he can touch but can’t see. The second house pays in cash, whereas the eighth house guards its mysterious pasts and stories of previous owners. In the axis of fertility, Taurus relates to sensual, physical indulgence and pleasure, whereas Scorpio seeks deep, penetrating emotional communion - both which form relationship and reproduction. In many ways this is an axis of creativity through fertility and while Taurus is content in the ‘real world’, Scorpio grabs her by the hand and lures her into the unknown; Taurus indulges in pleasure and comforts, Scorpio indulges in the unknown.
❤ Gemini & Sagittarius = Graduating from high school to university In Gemini and Sagittarius we reunite the student with the teacher; and the dual nature of these two signs indicate the student and the teacher frequently switch roles, although curious childlike Gemini will likely look more to philosophical and broader Sagittarius through the student’s eyes. Gemini is fascinated in his immediate environment, happy to dance around the superficial and gauge a little knowledge about everything; whereas Sagittarius wishes to wander, searches for revelation and gives wisdom and meaning to the information garnered by Gemini. Gemini teaches Sagittarius to explore with curiosity and without prejudice, and Sagittarius teaches Gemini to explore in search of belief and truth. This is the axis of the cosmic trickster Gemini and the truth seeking Sagittarius; where Gemini talks and Sagittarius ensures people keep coming back for the lectures.
❤ Cancer & Capricorn = Reuniting the cosmic mother and father In Cancer and Capricorn we assemble the whole family together through the Lunar Mother, Saturnian father figure and the fourth house of sought ‘home’. This is the axis of structure, the Capricorn backbone fused with the supernatural protective forces and intuition of the Moon that creates an environment of security. Cancer is largely concerned with emotional security, and creates an environment of nurturing; while Capricorn relates to the need and creation of practical security and the nurturing of profession; each relying on each other to sustain. Cancer makes a world within them, and Capricorn uses these visions and manifests it into reality. The Moon relates to our inner child, and Saturn the parent; one non existent without the other. Cancer teaches Capricorn the art of opening up and indulging, and Capricorn teaches self discipline and mentors the grounding back into reality.
❤ Leo and Aquarius = The personal Savior with the universal savior The Leo and Aquarius axis associates with Leos direction personal love with the collective love garnered by Aquarius. Leo creates the strong ego force, the self identity and the confident expression that allows Aquarius to flourish in the spectrum of revolution and vibrate their own frequency free of inhibition. Leo is more concerned with saving people one by one, and protecting the innocent, vulnerable, singular; while Aquarius relates to broad social activism, social service and implementing their ideals to better mass humanity. Leo is the Sun, the will of the ego, and Aquarius is the community; each interlocking in the fusion of universal love with individuality and the self with society. Leo teaches Aquarius the art of love with another, while Aquarius teaches Leo the art of love in friendship. Without the love emanated by the heart of Leo, Aquarius cannot sufficiently scatter their love across humanity
❤ Pisces and Virgo = the eternal servant of the world with the eternal servant of god Virgo and Pisces axis reflects the dissociation between the imagined with reality, order with chaos, and the establishment of the self in the real world while contemplating and understanding the sphere beyond it. Virgo is the unselfish servant and instrument of the external world and everyday society while Pisces is the unselfish servant of God. In Virgo we heal with hands, practical approach, and the intellect; in Pisces we heal with intuition, supernatural healing forces and responding to hidden emotional undercurrents - thus reflecting a ‘healing’ axis. Virgo is self contained, constrained by consensual reality and engaged too richly in her surrounding environment, while Pisces is unfocused, unstructured and dancing on the borderline of the ethereal. Virgo acts to anchor Pisces into presence in reality while Pisces teaches Virgo the art of exploring the space between their thoughts and seek the celestial.
Moon in Scorpio: She is not a materialistic person. She finds meaning in emotion and passion rather than expensive things. She feels unfulfilled by meaningless relationships, she doesn’t do anything halfway. She can be rebellious at times and radiates strength. Although her decisions may be primarily driven by emotion, she is a committed and loyal partner.
Scorpio is the sign of fixed water, which makes their emotions strong and unchanging. This sign wants to experience their feelings with as much depth as possible, as to them having a shallow existence is more scary than fearing the darker aspects of their emotions. Scorpios personality is unchanging and they stick to what they already know when it comes to their likes and dislikes. When they do finally decide to change, it will be a complete and total transformation. This sign is unable to do anything half way and they need to take things as far as it can go. Scorpio is extremely loyal and devoted to the people they care about. This sign has a difficult time letting people in, so when they finally do, they expect these people to stay forever. Known for becoming obsessive when in love, they will attach themselves at the hip to their lover, which some will consider Scorpio to be too clingy. They can also become jealous, thinking their lover is cheating on them without them ever have been given a reason to be suspicious. Scorpio is one of the signs most likely to feel misunderstood, as they do not want to talk about their emotions or let people know what they are truly feeling. They keep their emotions and thoughts to themselves, which comes off to others as secretive or standoffish, making Scorpio appear less friendly than they are. They can also be drawn into the darker aspects of life, wanting to explore where others do not want to go. Scorpio knows there is always more happening underneath the surface than anyone else wants to admit. It is up to Scorpio to find the hidden depths of life.
Pluto in Scorpio 1983 to 1995 belongs to a generation of people involved in a major confrontation with the darker aspects of life. Pluto is at home in Scorpio and relates to accelerated change and transformation. It rules violent eruptions, catalytic events, and signifies the inevitable happenings in life that cannot be avoided. Pluto’s astro-vocabulary involves key words such as fate and destiny and this is a power-house combination. This is a recipe in which the danger of famine, plague, and atomic warfare are at its highest. Pluto was discovered in 1930, the beginning of the nuclear age.
Pluto is linked to toxic states, healing and regeneration, nuclear power, deadly viruses, and any means of mass destruction. All forms of power, shared resources, merging, sexuality, survival, finance, banking, death and decay are all ruled by Pluto. Sometimes it is death and then life; it is only when something dies that something new can be reborn, and for every ending there is a new beginning. Astrologer Jeff Green believes that Pluto through Scorpio “intensifies the times”. This intensity is needed as it forces the collective to face issues that must be confronted, eliminated or redefined in order for collective growth, evolution and survival to continue.
“Pluto in Scorpio lay ahead. One of the greatest struggles in the history of the planet faced humanity. Astrological knowledge—-understood and used widely—- could have provided a blueprint for responsible action and public education. Ignored and misunderstood, Pluto in Scorpio promised terror, resource wars, class wars, mass deaths, climate catastrophe and possibly mass nuclear contamination from sexual plagues, weapons or other sources—-the horrors of all time cultimating in a twelve year period.” By A.T Mann –The Future of Astrology
The most recent transit of Pluto through Scorpio occurred in 1983 to 1995. Pluto penetrates to the root of all things and describes our urge to destroy what we have outgrown. The myth of Persephone represents the descent into the underworld (Pluto) and new development and growth. A virgin goddess was playing in the field, when the earth opened up and Pluto appeared on his black chariot drawn by fire-breathing horses. The goddess is abducted, taken into the underworld and raped. Persephone’s mother, distraught by the loss of her daughter, sinks into deep depression, and forbids the crops to grow or the trees or bear fruit. For seven years the whole world is cold and barren, while humanity starves. Finally the gods intervene and Persephone is allowed to return to the upper world for six months.
The events that happened during Pluto’s transit through Scorpio focus on the themes that have been referred to. A famine devastated Ethiopia between 1983 and 1995, and the drought had destroyed the entire harvest. Thousands died of starvation. Trust issues between governments to distribute food properly delayed the grain arriving in the country. Eventually, aid agencies were forced to buy European grain on the open market. In an attempt to shame Western governments into action, Oxfam donated its largest donation, and widespread television coverage of people dying of starvation in Ethiopia was prompting an exceptional outpouring of private donations. In three days, the British public alone donated 5 million, and within two months, the Western public had donated a total of 100 million. In music, the Band Aid single ‘Do They Know its Christmas?, as well as two Live Aid concerts raised millions more.
On April 23 in 1984, U.S and French Scientists identify the virus known as A.I.D.S. Scorpio’s major influence is human sexuality and detoxification through disease. It was no longer safe to have unprotected sex, and both sex and death were merged together like never before. It was much safer to stay committed to one partner, and this embodied the importance that Scorpio placed on fixity in relationships and powerful sense of survival.
On December 3, 1984, a leak in UNION Cabide’s pesticide plant in the city of Bhopal, India, caused toxic gas (Pluto) to escape, killing and disabling thousands of people. It is one of the worst industrial accidents in history. The toxic gas spread out across the city, burning eyes, lungs, and other organs on contact. Around 3,000 people died in the days immediately following the disaster. Tens of thousands more were permanently disabled, and it is estimated that 20, 000 people have since died as a direct result of the leak.
On October 19, 1987, the world’s financial markets suffered a sudden drop in value. The loss was around £300 billion. In the U.S.A. the chairman of New York Stock Exchange said, “This is the nearest thing to a financial meltdown I’ve ever come across,’ while President Reagan announced he was confident that the U.S economy would survive. The crash came after a couple of years of fast growth in a ‘bull’ market - one characterised by hostile take overs and relentless company mergers. Although it was the most drastic drop in the market’s history, ‘Black Monday’, as it was called, did not lead to depression, and it was not long before interest rates began to fall and investors began to buy again.