In today's episode, we will be presenting your Sun and Rising sign horoscopes for February with the assistance of my colleague and friend, Alex Amorosi. We will first outline the significant transits of the month, then proceed through each zodiac sign from Aries to Pisces, offering insights tailored to both your Sun and Rising signs.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology, and today we are going to look at your sun and rising sign horoscopes for the month of February. Joining me today is my friend and colleague Alex Amorosi. You guys know Alex comes on every month to help him break horoscopes down for you guys. So it'd be nice to have him back today and here in the New Year.
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I want to take you over to the website right now because there is a new page that we're premiering on the website, which is a monthly webinar series that I will be doing. These are talks that I'm doing now once a month that are geared more toward beginners or casual consumers of astrology as opposed to serious or advanced students like my Master Class series or my year-long training programs. So, the first of these programs comes up.
If you go to nightlightastrology.com and you click on the events page, you'll see a live event. You'll also see it on the homepage. Scroll down, and you'll find my first talk, which is coming up on Thursday, February 15, from seven to 9pm. Eastern Time is called the outer planets in our relationships.
This is part one of a three-part series that I'm doing on the presence of Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus in the natal chart and in transit when it comes to our love relationships. So, in this first part, we'll be looking at the symbolism of Pluto when it is contacting, say, the seventh house or Venus in your natal chart or by transit; we'll be talking about what Pluto does and how Pluto works when it is influencing romantic love and relationships.
So, if you're interested in that, you can go to the website and sign up, and when you do, you'll get a link to the talk. If you can't make it live, you will also be sent a replay of the talk to download, and we'd love to see some of you guys there. So check that out. That's a new series that will be offered once a month. Once you want monthly webinars on different topics and astrology geared toward anyone, you could be a total beginner and be involved in this, and you could be a more advanced student who finds something valuable from the series. So anyway, thanks for considering that. Check it out. Let's see here. Now, on that note, I'm really happy to bring Alex back for horoscopes. We're back; how has 2024 been for you so far?
It's actually pretty good; it's been pretty good. You know, it's funny, too. It's good to be back. I had a very Elenbaas Christmas. I called it that because we were recording all of those horoscopes. So it's nice to be back with you, and it feels like I don't know; I don't want to speak too soon. But I feel kind of open this year. I feel kind of fresh and have some possibilities and some cool things cooking for the year. So I'm excited. How about you?
Yeah, I mean, I'd say the first couple of weeks of January were totally bonkers because we had, you know, 1900 people support the Kickstarter 1900 Plus, and we were distributing rewards to people, and so when you got 1900 People that many of which need a reward fulfillment or whatever, our staff we were super busy the first couple of weeks so things have settled down a little bit now when I've been able to like get back into writing my book again.
I took a month off Instagram because I was with that much work. I was like your distraction Instagram. I love you. But you are a distraction for me right now. So I took a month off, and yeah, but things are slowing down, and I feel like Pluto moving into Aquarius has already, like I can. I've already been working with that, and it's not been. It feels more like my galaxy brain has been like Pluto in Aquarius. My Galaxy brain is turned on, and I've got like a million ideas.
Oh, yeah, I was thinking the same thing with that trend. I felt like it actually felt like a big exhale when Pluto moved into Aquarius, and it felt like I had a million ideas of things I could do all at once and really cool ideas. Like I would have mistaken it, you know, with Pluto moving into an Air sign for a Uranus transit, and I do have a Uranus transit going on at the same time, but it felt like here's a boat 15 possibilities you've never thought of doing before and wouldn't they be cool? Yeah. So it's been really interesting, and it also feels like when Pluto is moving out of an Earth sign. It feels like that sort of structural angst has lessened a little bit, and it's more about, like, the realm of the mind.
Well, on that note, speaking of that, let's take a look at the three transits that we're going to be visiting. Given this month's astrology, we've decided to focus on. As Alex knows already, we've decided to focus on the Taurus-Aquarius axis, and that is when we put the chart up on the screen. That is because of the sheer amount of transits we have happening in Aquarius and Taurus.
So you go to February 5, and we're going to see Mercury conjoining Pluto in Aquarius. We then go to the eighth, and we have the sun going into a square with Uranus from Aquarius to Taurus; you can see that right here, and then, if we keep moving forward, on the ninth, we have a new moon in Aquarius. That new moon in Aquarius is square to Uranus and Taurus. We then get Mercury in Aquarius on the 10th, Squaring Jupiter in Taurus. Right, so it's like then, on the 14th, right before Valentine's Day, we get Mars conjoining Pluto in Aquarius.
On the 16th we have on the 16th we have Mercury in Aquarius, squaring Uranus and Taurus, right? On the 17th, Venus will conjoin Pluto and Aquarius; on the 22nd, we will get Venus and Mars conjoining in Aquarius that's on the 22nd and then on the 24th, we get Venus in Aquarius, squaring Jupiter in Taurus, and then on the 27th, we get Mars squaring Jupiter in Taurus from Aquarius, I know it's just unbelievable.
So from the beginning of the month through the fifth through the 27th, we have let me just count them up; 10 aspects in Aquarius, or Taurus, or between Aquarius and Taurus. So wild, Adam; I know this really easy; it's what we thought would be the best use of our time for everyone out there who's listening to this is to focus on the whole sign houses of Aquarius and Taurus and just talk broadly about that access and what it means that it is being activated, the topics of those places are going to be popping for you.
No matter what your whole sign or rising sign is, we recommend listening to your rising sign; of course, you could do so for your sun sign. But for example, if you're an Aries rising, that is going to be your 11th and second houses; if you're a Taurus rising, that is going to be your 10th and first.
So around the wheel, we go looking at the square between two whole sign houses, and we feel like given the sheer amount of dynamics happening between these two houses, you should just be aware of how the topics of these two houses might be interrelated this month because that start to finish that's really the story of February. So that's what we're going to do.
This is a really interesting sequence going on here, Adam, because you begin it all with Pluto, and then Jupiter mediates it, but then you get like a rocket ship launch and so somewhere new with Uranus from that; I mean, it's a really interesting sequence for all these planets, and
Air Earth, to like, understanding the archetypal combination of Air and Earth. They don't intuitively go together in our heads of water and Earth or fire and air or even fire and water. You can get the image of a boiling pot of water or something.
But when it comes to Air and Earth, I find that we are often lacking images in our mind that can easily put those two elements together, but you know, the one that I came up with, and then maybe you have some to share too, especially with Aquarius, that sort of Galaxy brain of Aquarius, is it I imagine we had the community herbal medicine garden built, we hired a landscaping company, and they came out and provided us with these blueprints, they spread it out across the whole table, and then they had a video we watched where there was like a three-dimensional presentation of the blueprintt. This is what we're going to build a bulb. It was like, wow, this is gonna be, and then there was the day that it actually began where a crew of workers showed up and put shovel to Earth, right, use some machines and started actually shifting things around.
So I keep thinking about the ideal design of the Platonic archetypal realm and Aquarius and the need to bring that into Earth and actually hit the soil with the idea.
I love that it actually reminds me of my parents who had an addition put on their house a few years ago, and when they saw that three like my parents were in there, you know, getting towards their 80s, and they saw the 3d presentation, they were like, Whoa, oh, my God, it's really real. But then there was the whole pragmatic, you know, approach to actually getting an addition on which to displace them for a while and stuff like that.
So I think there's something with air and Earth to where they can get along. Because they're practical in a lot of ways, they're thinking in very practical terms; if they can respect each other's pacing, the Earth will go slower because it's trying to embody and make solid what air has going on in its mind, and I think one of the interesting things here, a friend of mine who does counseling work talks about this a lot is there's a fantasy reality we create, which even our cerebral realm of the mind is, in a sense, a sort of fantasy reality where we can control it, we can control how it looks, you can control the 3d diagram on the screen.
But when you actually bring it into Embodied Reality, there are little interesting quirks that arise in the process of bringing something you've created cerebrally into a tangible embodied space, and I think that the patient's this month of understanding that that's sort of like, a little bit like when I was in music school, you can rehearse a piece and understand its nuances and know a symphony back and forth and a score.
But every time you perform it live, there will be little quirks and little kinks and little things that happen that make it exciting but that you weren't expecting, but it's all in the name of a sort of bringing it down out of mind or out of sort of cerebral space into a tangible embodied practical space. There's always a difference between those two spaces.
That's beautifully said. There's the other thing that you know, in the realm of air, you think Libra Aquarius, and the sometimes the aversion that those two signs have, in particular signs of Saturn, to the imperfections of social experiences, someone didn't say something quite right at the tone of voice so that the social protocol was off, maybe for Libra, or I love humanity. But I hate humans' joke that we say about Aquarius; you know, there's some kind of aversion to the muddiness of Earth.
It's like, well, I'd rather just look at the blueprint that can be a shadow of air, as much as Earth can be almost offended at the idea of having something structural than ideal and impressed upon it.
I think, for example, of the way that you know, my wife, as a double Taurus, is offended by having too much of a structure placed on how we're going to spend a day. It's like, you know, Taurus, she loves rhythm and routine and flow and ease and stuff like that. But if it becomes like Saturnian, if I'm like, Okay, we're going to do this and this and this and this, she's like, Oh, that doesn't feel easy. So there's something naturally resistant about Earth to being shaped into something ideal. It's like Earth wants to crumble and shift, and it needs some kind of it; it is formal, like more so than water. But it doesn't; it's not a fan of conformity in the way that air is and by conformity. I don't mean. Do you know what I mean when I say conformity?
I think, like, an interesting thing that happens with earth sciences, I think they get, they get a label sometimes of being controlling, but I don't think that they are in the sense of where there's an order of all the earth signs, even Capricorn have a sense of organicness. To this, you know, Capricorn maybe has a little bit more chaotic sense to it, but there's a sense of, like, the goddess is involved, we're in a receptive sign, you know, we're just molding the clay as we go. But I think Air signs can. I don't mean this in a disparaging way at all; there's more of a sense of control and air signs because it's in the mind, and you can control what's in your mind. You can create the most beautiful, fantastic planet by the wayside.
I have Saturn square my sun, so I love a good plan, and I love a good sense of, like, this is what we're doing today we're doing this, and because you can create a perfectly there but then peep messy humans come into your life, and there's you know, there's a day, and I'm sure you know, kids, you know, there's a little bomb of chaos going on all the time. So there's a sense where air there's a wonderful idea ideal that can be created an errand a wonderful blueprint, but the pragmatism is or specialty and the ability to flow with the things that come up. You know, when you're conducting a symphony, things come up, someone may hit a wrong cue somewhere, and so on. You know, the cello may not come in the right space, and you've got to adapt very quickly to kind of put it all back together, and that's really an earth specialty in a lot of ways.
Let's take a look at our Aries signature for the month, and I think we'll reverse the order. Usually, I usually lead off with Aries, and then we alternate, but let's do it in reverse. What do you think about Aries rising with the combination of Aquarius and Taurus in the 11th? And second?
I think this is really interesting for, like, you know, starting to get a sense in Aquarius, especially with Pluto's recent ingress here in your 11th house, of whether I am being true to the social networks and the structures of my social life that may be really that are truly supportive? Am I holding too much of an ideal with them? Am I saying like, you know, they have to be this way they have to, they have to interact in this way, need this type of person in this place, and that sort of idea and that now squaring your second house, where there's like, okay, taking the ideas that you're getting from your networks, the ideas about your networks, the ideas of the people in your networks, and the people who are sort of in your social space, are the benefactors that are supporting your career? And are there tangible, real-world pragmatic results that are coming from that, like, you know, for instance, again, I don't mean this in a disparaging way.
But it might be something where it's like, you've been doing a networking group for a long time, but are you getting clients and money from the networking group? Or have you been doing one sort of strategy within a social network? But is it actually bringing you something where it uplifts your worth or uplifts your sense of value? I think it's looking at the difference here between there's an idea I have of how this should be working and then in the second house, is it actually producing me some money? Is that actually producing me some sense of worth? Is it actually producing me a sense of value? I think Jupiter is such an ally for you in your second house in that regard; in assessing that,
I drew two tarot cards to try to fill out the description a little bit; I drew the knight of swords and the queen of cups, and if you think about these two energies together, you're really looking at Aquarius with the knight of swords, and you're really looking at Jupiter in Taurus, with the queen of cups.
The interesting contrast is that in the second house if we take the queen of cups, it is representative of the second house and the Taurus energy. We're seeing someone that's trying to establish peace, a degree of peaceful sovereignty. So, you think of the queen of cups, you think about a matriarch, you think about the kind of Empress or queen figure with Jupiter in Taurus, whose primary concern is with ease and flow. It's a smooth operation, you know, and the queen of cups is in control of something; she's gentle, She's sensitive, and she promotes prosperity, peace, abundance, but mostly through a kind of calm, fluid way of being.
She's interested in that knight of swords as Aquarius in the 11th is all about the conquest of new ideas and, like, airy, actionable; I mean, look at he's just springing into action, and it's kind of dramatic. I mean, the Knight of Swords is much more about, you know, the kind of entrepreneurial ideas that might be, you know, taking off like wildfire right now in your, in your mind or your life, or it's about action and conquest, and in the desire to transform things and there's a sense of mission and purpose and adventure and action.
Well, either the knight of swords is doing those things on behalf of the queen of cups who is trying to establish more peace and serenity, or they're clashing with one another, and so we have to ask the question, Are these ideas and this excitement, maybe around groups, people, career ambitions, networks of people, colleagues? Are these things that I'm getting excited about? Are they helping me to create a resource pool of peace and prosperity? Or are they turning up the heat and actually threatening this?
You know, sometimes we get excited about things that we think for a minute about the stress that we'll be involved with them, and we might realize that, oh, actually, that's undermining the most important thing I want, which is peace. So as exciting as that opportunity is, if it's going to make me busier and more frenetic and crazy, then, you know, I need to think twice about it.
On the other hand, sometimes these actionable ideas come in, and they're in service in the long run of helping us create more peace and prosperity so they can work together, or they can be at odds.
Yeah, I love that. I love the use of the Tarot with that, too. The images are so helpful with it.
I think so. I've been bringing them in more and more lately because they give me new creative ways of looking at it and get me out of the familiar language that I always fall into. You know what I mean? Oh,
If you do astrology content, you know that when you are doing horoscopes, it's such a tricky dance because you're trying to describe things that can be applicable to 1000s of people, and you're not working from the individual nature of a birth chart. So you need to find what's archetypically and thematically general enough, but you have to find ways of describing those general patterns in ways that are more nuanced, and that means you're constantly having to find new language. This is why having a conversation between Alex and I are using some cards is really helpful. But anyway, under the hood of the astrology program.
All right, let's go on to Taurus in the first house. We have I'm a Taurus rising, so this one's kind of fun. There's a lot of emphasis right now on the the career house for Tauruses. Making changes, creating space, new blueprints, new designs. I think it's interesting that as soon as Pluto entered my 10th house, I got a really interesting opportunity. That came back for the first time in a long time. A long time ago, I did, I helped with a gifting suite at the American Music Awards. Backstage, like the celebrities come, and they just get handed a bunch of free stuff. It's it's kind of unbelievable that this happens, actually.
The part of that suite is like, oh, there's a massage chair, and there's palm reader and like that kind of thing. Sure. So Right. As Pluto entered, I got invited to come back and maybe do some more, and I was like, Oh, that's interesting. I hadn't done about that for a while, and there's been all of these. We're rebuilding the website, we're designing the donation-based Reading Clinic, we're, you know, I'm redoing just a ton of things with our programs. So it's like that, that just Galaxy brain blueprint is spread out on the table for Taurus's in their 10th house right now. Yeah. Like what? What's that? There's a need for transformation of the big picture ideas that are guiding or structuring your professional life or your public image or something like that.
Yeah, at the same time, you're facing the need for a tremendous recreation of identity and self and maybe health or vitality. I think it's interesting that in the meantime, a lot of Tauruses right now are going to be the career changes are really coinciding with a kind of existential question, Who am I? What the heck am I doing? What kind of opening or breakthrough am I trying to create in terms of my very selfhood, and how is that connected to the reworking of things in my career? So those two are how I see them connected right now.
Yeah, I could see along the lines of what you were saying; there's a sense of, you know, Aquarius to me, and I've been thinking a lot about it this way is Aquarius, systematic information; it's about putting the dots together in a sort of way that makes sense in a sort of bigger framework like the Galaxy brand. I love the way of describing that, and I'm wondering, you know, with Pluto coming in here, and then your Mercury kidding, Pluto, Mars, and Venus all hitting Pluto within a very short span of time, there's a sort of activation of like, so much possibility hitting you or different ideas hitting you in ways you had not expected or very innovative, that may feel overwhelming. I think the check I would use is this is so exciting. These are amazing ideas. These are amazing blueprints.
Is it in line with the person I'm becoming? Is it in line with my goals for myself, my identity, my body, and my health? Because you know, Taurus risings have had Uranus in the first house for a while now and really kind of jackhammering open a whole new sense of identity, and I think I would check the idealism of Aquarius against Does this fall in line with the values of who I am now? Is this something I want to do from a space of grounded, organic embodiment in my changing or new identity?
I drew two cards again. The eight wands and the four swords which are really interesting because they suggest swift, unimpeded progress and development, which is very Jupiter-Uranus, and the first well. Meanwhile, there's a kind of memorial happening on the 10th. It's a kind of contemplative rethinking or time and space to sit back and really reflect and even rest and meditate. I think of the four of swords is a very meditative card, it comes right after the three of swords, which is heartbreak, or relationships ending or there's three swords through a heart in the three of swords. The four is kind of like reflecting in the wake of loss.
Now, I don't think that this is a tragic loss. It could just be that you're, I mean, like at a funeral, you're reflecting upon the mortality and ending of things and from that space, sort of mediating the start of something new, but there's This simultaneous image of Swift unimpeded progress, along with a real kind of reflective, contemplative space that includes reflection on mortality and endings. So that's really, it feels like Pluto in the 10, for sure, with the four of swords and the eight of wands, and the first that there's a lot of this will, this reflective period of remaking, rebuilding, thinking, looking at the ending of things. This will also come as you're, in another sense, moving ahead really rapidly.
Sometimes, you know, I think Pluto can bring about, like, something just has to end. No, it has to be buried; it has to be, and that can be hard, especially when an identity has been built around it. But then there's such a sense of new life. On the other hand, I've experienced that with Pluto. Many times, there's a sense of awe; the garden can grow again. Yep, in fresh soil.
Well, let's hand it off to you to look at the Gemini rising horoscope, where we have Aquarius in the ninth and Taurus in the 12th.
Oh, you know, the yoga meditation teacher in me really loves this one because I can see a lot of, you know, the ideal Aquarian. Meta ideals in the ninth house, there's a whole new sense of, like, using spiritual technologies and understanding how they work or understand new belief systems or new technological systems around, you know, that that not necessarily like electronic technology, but like, systems that order your belief or systems that help you understand or make sense of the world, but it's also squaring this.
I keep seeing Jupiter as the need for solitude and embodiment, like going on a yoga retreat or even just a solo day retreat somewhere like where you're; the mind is so alive with all these new ways of seeing the world, like maybe a new says, like astrology comes into your life, or Tarot comes into your life, and it totally like blows your mind, and it totally blows you open to a whole new, like, set of possible ideas about how the universe and the cosmos are structured.
But it's also looking at, like, how do I bring that into a contemplative space to sit with it to, like, be in a meditative space with it where I can bring it into a more of an individualized, embodied, stable place because I think it's really I just happened to me with astrology, it's like, this is the answer, man, this is what it is, this is, and then there's a sense of well, let me make this practical and embodied to me, and let me bring it inside of myself, and I think that Jupiter-Uranus, to me really strikes me as sort of a quiet meditative space where you take these ideas and really pull them into your more solid space within you.
That's really interesting; the cards that I pulled gave me an angle on these two that I would never have thought of, Alex; let me show you. First of all, I pulled the Ace of Wands, which, to me, is totally fitting for Pluto energy in the 12th. Maybe even the coming influence of Jupiter-Uranus conjoint, the Pluto energy in the ninth, and the coming conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus in the 12th.
The Ace of Wands appears as a new inspiration, a new vision, a new conviction, a new value or belief that speaks and requires action. So I like this as a time when something new is starting, and it might be the seeding of something new that comes from a change of mind or something like that.
But then these next two cards really got me thinking. So the next two cards are the six of cups and the six of swords, and notice that in both of them, we see the image of a child. In one, the child is probably with a mother or a parent being ferried across the water with six swords in the boat. This is typically read as a bridge over troubled water, like a departure from trauma or moving on, beyond or past something that was difficult leaving, leaving it behind, and seeking out a new beginning. You know, sort of like, I almost think of a refugee, you know, then you see the six of cups, which is really the exchanging of gifts and sweetness and affection between two children, and so I was looking at this, and I thought, Okay, put these all together now.
Just see if I can get them nicely displayed. Put these all together, and what I see is okay; the 12th house is often associated with, like Exodus like having to leave or being a stranger in a strange land or even being an exile, and the ninth house is associated with our beliefs, but it's also associated with long journeys.
When I put all this together, do you know what comes to my mind is the idea of leaving something behind that has been troublesome in the past for the sake of a more innocent or safe space, where, you know, it's just weird because you wouldn't necessarily think that the combination of the 12th and the ninth like, as you said, the first thing that comes to my mind is, oh, you're, you're really shifting your belief systems.
Yeah, and looking at doubts and underlying fears and concerns. I could also see this as the seeking out of a totally new space because you need to get away from something that was just not working anymore, or that was unsafe or traumatic, and maybe that accompanies like, maybe that can be defined as in the ninth house as a journey, a journey to get some kind of space or perspective.
In the 12th journey to be liberated from something that's been troubling or oppressive. There's the need for greater freedom from something in the past that was bogging you down and maybe expanding your horizons, both mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, but also locationally, as the ninth house speaks to going abroad. Now, that could be metaphorical. Going abroad just might mean changing the scenery, somehow a new beginning, pushing away troubles, and escaping from something that's been traumatic. Those are images that came to mind. I would never have thought about it like that.
It makes a lot of sense, and I also think it makes sense when we're able to truly heal and move on, move past something, or integrate it. A sense of innocence does return. It's never quite like when we're children. But it's there's a sense of open openness that begins to return that I know as I've healed my own traumatic stuff, I was very close, and then it just feels like, oh, I can just be open to possibilities again, and interest in you know, the magic of the universe again.
I think we came up with some good ideas for you, Geminis, out there; we're going to talk to our Cancers out in the audience now between the eighth and the 11th. What do you think about this one? Actually did? Is it my turn? I think it is my turn. Go for it. Yeah, yeah. Okay, so eight and 11. First of all, the place, the eighth house, we've talked about this many times.
So, you guys have heard me say this before. When we say that it's the house of debt, it's not quite accurate. It's the house of debt, and debt, you know, is another way of talking about debt. It is also about reciprocal exchanges. Right. So, for example, I take out a loan, I pay it back, you know, and in exchange for the loan, someone might make a little interest on the loan, so that there's some reason for them giving out their money to someone else.
So there's that kind of relationship, whether it's in the financial realm, the emotional realm, the psychological realm, the give-and-take exchange of power. I'll give you this if you give me that. I owe this to you, and I'm indebted to you, and you owe this to me, that agreement between a landlord and a renter, you know, something like that, all of these kinds of things, whether it's credit cards, and there's clearly ways in which we are capitalizing on one another and taking advantage of one another and being used.
Then there's also this entire realm of like soul contracts, where the give and take is beautiful, and we heal each other, and we grow each other up, and this is all properly speaking the realm of the eighth house, and it also has to do with when we talk about death, what we're saying is that we all come into a body and we end up having to we pay the piper. We have to, you know, there's the coins you have to pay the ferryman. You know, and I forget which cultural myth that is, but it's like, you have to pay the ferryman. When you're when you're when you're dead, and you're going across the river. In order for everyone to come into a lifetime, the price is death. Yeah, and we pay it because we're like, Well, that's fair enough.
This is a magical place to be alive, so I'm willing to die to do it, and that's the concept of the eighth house. Is that kind of give and take? Well, when you put that against the 11th house, which has to do with our friendships or partnerships, in a larger societal sense, these are the groups of people I belong to. These are the people with whom I share something in common and who have similar aspirations, with whom I collaborate and work toward the realization of my dreams, aspirations, and hopes.
Now, we're talking about the contracts that exist with such people in such groups and such communities and what we will give them. What will they expect from us? So it's not just, you know, the eighth house might have to do with individual people's marriage partner. Oftentimes, it's more interpersonal soul contracts when it connects with the 11th. You're talking about social contracts. Yeah, you know, the larger social, so transformation of social contracts. That's what's up for review right now.
I know, it's very interesting to me that my wife, Ashley, she's a, she's a cancer rising, as this is coming through, she's returning from her maternity leave to start teaching her herbal training programs again, which she hasn't done since about the pandemic right before the pandemic.
So that means that her, there's like a social contract that's being renewed in her life between a community of people, the people interested in herbalism, and so forth, and this give and take, that's, that's there, you know and so I find that really interesting, I find that, you know, just extremely one simple expression. But the point is that you're looking at new social contracts, new groups of people, new opportunities, socially and collectively, for where you're going to be aligned and how you're going to be who you'll try to advance your agendas and your ambitions with and also what kinds of soul deeper soul contracts that will involve you in and I think there's, that's the changing landscape for cancer risings right now.
I love that, you know, I may be projecting a little from my own experience here because it's something I've been learning over the past six months or so. But I think we're in the eighth house, you know, I find people with strong eighth house placements are often thinking a lot about emotional energetic or, or financial credit and debt, there's a lot of sense of like the give and take, and I owe someone, or they owe me, there's a lot of that feeling of, oh, I'm going on in the eighth house, and I'm wondering if, you know, Aquarius can have again, in its mind, this sense of, there are sort of ideals with that, right?
There right relationship, there's how we interact with each other, there's an exchange, there's an exchange of energy that is sort of right, or correct and I'm wondering also, that when you go into the world of, again, messy humans, you know, it's not always even the exchanges, we have, you know, sometimes we're giving a little more giving a little less, sometimes people in our lives are requiring a little bit more of us or requiring, or maybe we're requiring a little bit more than, and I think that if there's some flexibility and give and take this month in your social networks, and knowing that, like, there may not always be an exact evenness to every, karmic contract and that that is actually part of the karmic contracts in a social sense is that sometimes we pay back what someone gave us a few years ago, or in another lifetime, or whatever, we give them our time, or energy or whatever it is, that when you're putting it in the context of the 11th house, they're in that sense of, it's okay, if it's not all completely even, it's okay if it's not all ideal. Sometimes, there's a greater system working behind the scenes that can be very healing if Jupiter particularly is allowed to take hold a little more in the 11th house.
I drew two cards to help elaborate. So we have the judgment card and the King of wands, which is interesting because there's a number of different ways that I read this initially; one of them is that, you know, there are things that are ready to come back from the dead, and to express themselves and I actually, like, remember the eighth house as a place of contracts.
But one of the things that Pluto can do as a planet that's not just associated with death, but also revitalization and, you know, Pluto is very much in Awakener of dormant or stagnant energy; it awakens it in the same way that a volcano will, you know, sort of erupt and release this energy that has all the sleepy metaphorical island folk going, Oh, my God, the thing is awake, the thing has come to life again and obviously, that can be really destructive.
But it can also be that there's something about nature, releasing its power from time to time, even though it is destructive, and I don't mean to make little of that at all. But it is it is creative. There's a creative force that's released in nature, and I see the judgment card is really speaking to Pluto in the eighth house, awakening something within Cancerian's lives right now, and the power of that awakening can shake things up and maybe even be a little disruptive. But it's a kind of wake-up call that the bill is due, or the energy is ready to be released, or something that's been dormant is ready to be awakened.
So I like that, and the King of wands to me speaks to, you know, can we handle this energy from a place of maturity? I think of this raw release of creative energy. I think of the King of wands as someone who can handle it, who can sit it be seated on their throne, and know how to lead or harness or utilize the energy without, you know, without getting enamored or fixated on the power and mistaking themselves and their seat or their authority for the power itself. There are also maybe questions about leadership or who is in a position of power that we're seeking to align ourselves with right now.
These are both very powerful cards that I think could also speak to, you know, who we consider to be genuine sources of authority and how we're aligning ourselves with them, and that also has to do with the eighth and the 11th. The 11th was really associated with powerful people that we may align ourselves with.
To me, along with the judgment card, select suggests discernment like don't align yourself with just anyone, be sure that anyone or anything that has power and authority that you see as promising as entered energizing, and be careful because they're the judgment card suggests that you may pay a price later if you're trying to do something for the sake of expediency or opportunism or something like that.
So it's being careful what you bring back to life. You know, when we're having a Pluto transit, I think that thank you for giving me this way of thinking about it because I hadn't thought about it this way before. But I think Pluto will revitalize the things that should come back to life, and there are certain things that are there; they just need to go. It's just done, you know, and knowing that discernment is really important with that. Yeah.
Yeah, for sure. All right, let's move on to Leo; we have Aquarius in the seventh and Taurus in the 10th.
So here we go, relationship and career. So I think that there, you know, there are some powerful seismic shifts happening around relationships, the ideas about relationships, the way you construct relationships, the way you hold yourself within relationship, in the seventh house, and that that affects, you know, the 10th house, as I always say, is not just your career, but it's how you're seeing in the world, the image that you have in the world, the way that you're bringing yourself out into the worlds the higher ideals that you hold for that.
I'm thinking of this as the resonantly arising in terms of my life of how I'm making some shifts and changes in the way I conceptualize my career and what I do that is very much based on shifts and changes that have happened within my relationships in the past year, especially my primary relationship with my partner, and so there's a way where ideas that are being generated.
One of the things I'm finding with Michael is when you're with someone, and they're in your space, and you're close to you, you generate these really interesting ideas that you have to consider because they know you or get to know you in a very intimate way and then there's like a thing like, oh, yeah, I could try this with my career, I could try this, or I never thought that I would actually do something in this regard in my career that comes from an idea space that's generated in the synergy between two people and that doesn't have to be romantic, that can be within friends are people who know you really well. But it's helping sort of transform the philosophies of how you see yourself in the world or how the world sees you. That's how I'd go with that, and that's heavily influenced by the way people from my own life right now.
A few cards to hold up. These are the three, you're going to see the Wheel of Fortune, sorry, you're gonna see the Page of Pentacles. Interesting and the Hanged Man. Interesting. So when you put these, I'm going to kind of fan these out here, put these together, and first of all, one of the interesting significations of the seventh house, because it was the place of the setting sun, was the completion of a cycle.
So the daytime is over. Right, that's the seventh house, and now we are beginning something new. I think it's interesting that Pluto is entering the seventh, although it could very well affect our, you know, for Leos could very well impact relationships, and maybe there's some tie between relationships and career. It also speaks to the turning wheel of fortune and, the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new cycle in a broader sense.
When I see the Page of Pentacles and the Hanged Man, I think, yeah, we're at the precipice of an entirely new cycle. There's an opportunity here represented by the Page of Pentacles, which sometimes will literally show up as an enthusiastic person, sometimes a younger person, or someone with an idea. It could be ourselves embodying the page as well. The page really strikes me as the Taurean energy in the 10th Jupiter Uranus excitement about an opportunity or an endeavor in business and career, something with financial or material ramifications.
Because we're also at the outset, or the completion or the resolution of some kind of greater cycle, the Hanged Man comes in as a juxtaposing card and says, you're in a liminal space. You have to wait and see, too, and there's a kind of purification that's going to happen as you sit between worlds for a minute, and the page might get frustrated by the Hanged Man.
But if the page is patient, as the great virtue of the Hanged Man is a sort of contemplative patience, and to sacrifice a willingness to sacrifice and hold things in suspension, then your world can get turned upside down, you can a new cycle can begin that looks very, very different, and it's very exciting. But it requires moving through some kind of liminal space at the moment, and that might be indicated by the seventh house energies, which, again, are not just about relationships but also about closure at the end of the cycle, the place of the setting sun.
I love that. I think one thing I've discovered is, and it's so cliche, you hear it in spiritual circles all the time, but you really do have to let old things go to move on to something new, and I know I've been saying this over and over, it's just been such a lesson for me because I never even thought you could let things go. I'm like, I'm Sicilian. I hold on to grudges forever, you know, but at a certain point, it's like this, you know, I've felt a lot like this cycle of healing is over, and a new cycle needs to begin, but you have to just kind of let it all the dust settle a little little bit to understand where you are, you know, I love that hanged man has a great message in that and that spread?
For sure. Yeah. I mean relational and career transformation. Easy. I think there are these other nuances to the 10th and seventh, and they really do. The seventh often is about moving between two different worlds that, you know, if you think about the transition from daytime to nighttime, it's a different kind of consciousness that's trying to establish itself.
Well, with Virgo, we have the sixth and ninth houses implicated. I always think, you know, okay, first of all, the sixth house Aquarius energy is very much like the idea of Olympic gold. You don't get to Olympic gold without the sixth house, which is the place of sacrifice, labor, hard work, chop, wood carry water, practice makes perfect.
The sixth house is the house of the joy of Mars, the God of perseverance, you know, the God of overcoming obstacles and hardships; the athlete doesn't achieve all pro status without a million hours behind the scenes, dribbling a basketball or whatever.
So with Aquarius, the sixth house, to me, all of the emphasis there, especially with Pluto entering for Virgos, suggests a new gold standard, and by that, I mean an image, a blueprint, an idea, an archetype that we start to say that and nothing else, or that and I don't care what it takes to get there. I'm going to, I'm going to carry this, and it's going to be a great labor, a Herculean effort, a sacrifice, something that we're in service to, even that might be humanitarian, but there's something that we feel is an image as high as the gods and as far as humans can reach toward the gods that requires our work, our perseverance, our fighting our active labor and that is also pinging off from the ninth house, revolution of mind and spirit and intellect and philosophy.
There are new teachers or teachings or new learning or new travel or new ways of expanding our mind or our horizons that is happening at the same time that we're being impressed by new images that we are willing to now sacrifice for even in the ancient world, you know, the sixth house was associated with martyrs, that you die for something. So it can be quite extreme. Now, the other thing would be I'm starting to get a bigger sense of what I'm enslaved by, what I've been trapped by, and where I need to seek liberation in my understanding my mind, my philosophy, my approach to my education, so that I can free myself from something that feels like a constant pushing of the boulder up the hill, and it rolling back down. That could be the case as well.
Yeah, yeah, there can be a very Sisyphean feeling to the sixth house in some ways. But Pluto is a great ally with that and, you know, as you're talking about, I think we talked a little bit about this when we were recording some of the Kickstarter horoscopes. But there's an amazing movie I watched on Netflix over Christmas break called Nyad. Stars, Annette Bening and Jodie Foster. It's a true story of a woman, Diane Nyad, who, in 2013, set a record by swimming from Cuba to Key West, across the water there and she has this, and I actually watched interviews with the real Diana Nyad, a couple she did with Oprah in other places, she has this determined, I don't care what it takes, or what I have to sacrifice at the cost of anything, I'm going to achieve this goal, and it requires thought you know, as you see this, she has a team of 40 and a boat and all this training, and she fails four times before she does it.
There's a sense of this like you were saying about the Herculean effort and the sacrifice of time. Energy, even sometimes relationships necessary to achieve a certain specific goal, and if there's ever a movie archetype that fits what we're describing, here is this movie that I saw. It's like the amount of nuances that also go into a swim like that, and the currents and the winds and where you are in the weather and all the stuff that happens. It's just, it's pretty remarkable to see, but it really encapsulates that sort of Sixth house dynamic towards a higher ideal, something I really am seeing in my mind, and I'm willing to put in the blood, sweat, and tears to do.
I drew a few cards to help clarify. Interestingly, all cards of the court cards and a major arcana are very similar. So we've got the King of cups. To me, this speaks to high emotional ideals. So I know that air and Earth don't immediately bring to mind the presence of water, right? But in my experience, Aquarius is the sign that feels most like water, even though it's air, and that's because there's so much emotional conviction behind the ideas that we find most compelling in the sign of Aquarius. There's a lot of emotional conviction. In fact, if you ask someone how you are, if you ask Aquarius sun with a lot of Aquarius energy and how you feel, they'll start talking to you about ideas.
You have to listen because the emotions are in the way that they express the ideas. The hardest thing is, often in an astrology reading, to get an Aquarius to step out of the ideas and just into the emotions. Separating the two can be really difficult. But there is a lot of emotion there. It's just that it flows it's medium is through ideas.
The King is actually a lot like that. It's a rational, masculine figure, but it's in a water sign. So, emotional convictions come to mind. But then we also have the queen of swords. Are these really very similar images in terms of the pairing of the rational, masculine, and the intuitive, rational, and feminine? You have the King of Cups as a very rational but masculine emotional figure, and then you have the Queen of Swords as a masculine or a feminine but extremely rational character. You put the two together; I think we're talking about the balance of ideas and convictions and our ability to be in an embodied relationship with them, which I think Taurus in the ninth house is probably speaking to.
I love that.
Yeah, and then there's one more card. The last one is the Empress, another figure of feminine rulership, this one very, very earthy and sensual, and I picked her in the middle; she is somehow mediating the relationship between the queen of swords and the King of cups, the ruling principles of mind and emotion and the Empress to me is great like an embodied middle space for the two.
For example, She comes right after the sequence of magician and high priestess. Another marriage in the sequence of the major arcana has a very masculine sort of creative figure and a very feminine creative figure. So I think that we're also talking probably about for Virgos finding a way of being passionate about your ideas but making sure that they're really deeply embodied.
Yeah, and noticing that the emotion of that is okay, I think something you're saying out of just about Aquarius, in general, is so important, I was actually talking with Michael about it before he left for work this morning, was that air signs can give the sense of being detached or aloof or that sense, but they're especially Aquarius, because they connect information so much, they're deeply connected and they can feel really cutting when like, someone doesn't appreciate the idea, or they don't respond to the idea or they sort of feel like well, they're detached, they don't need my connection anyways, there's a very deep emotional hurt that can happen with an Aquarius under the surface that might not be apparent from the sign on its surface from its elements and modality and that sort of idea,
If you ask them, Why are they upset? They'll say, Well, human beings ought not to behave in this such way.
So let's go into Libra. Next, we're not trying to dump on Air signs today. But Libra next, which pairs Aquarius in the fifth with Taurus in the eighth, and you can leave this one, Alex.
So this is interesting. I think that there this can be like a creative renaissance happening for Libras and a personal creative renaissance, even though it might feel like, you know, with Libras having Aquarius for the fifth house like, it's like, it's like my personal creative renaissance must mean something to all my personal creative renaissance must have a deeper idealistic meaning for the greater movement of the human species forward that sort of that sort of sense.
But I feel like there can be a fifth of all these Aquarius transits in the fifth house, a sense of getting a more detached idea from what actually makes you happy. What really brings you personal fulfillment, what actually brings you a sense of pleasure, what actually fulfills you in a deep way? And how is that relating to you, even though it's a personal sense? Yes, the contracts you might have with other people and the way other people view you. Sometimes, I think with Libras, and I often joke about this having a Libra moon. I call it the Libra tap dance, where there's a sense of, I want to make sure that what I'm doing is okay with others and benefits others with an Aquarius, and notice that, and it's a wonderful quality.
But also notice that it's okay to be healthfully, healthfully selfish, it's okay to be healthily embodied, and it's okay to notice those contracts that might feel out of balance, where it's like I'm giving within this soul contracts a little too much, and it's okay for me to receive.
That can be a tough lesson for people who have strong Libra in the chart but are really immensely healing ones. So I love this transit; even though it might feel uncomfortable, I don't know if it's necessarily challenging or more uncomfortable. But that's sort of a healing discomfort for Libras this month.
A few cards, too. So we've got the Ace of Cups, which, among other things, is sometimes a symbol of pregnancy. I can't help but notice that that fifth house is active for Libras. So, some people out there may experience this, literally in terms of pregnancy or birth. But the Ace of Cups really speaks to the creative originality and the inspiration and the kind of renewal of creative currents in your life signified by Pluto, going into the fifth house of creativity and joy and happiness that is derived from being creative.
You know, we are the universe. It is creative, and we are made in the likeness of the universe; we are endowed with creative ability and creativity, like volition. So, this card really speaks to the need to generate something new to create. I see that very powerfully here. The other card that comes up really interesting, the nine of cups, is a card that speaks to wealth and an accumulation of resources, an abundance, but also pride and complacency. I can't help but wonder if the nine of cups in relation to the Ace is about first of all, eight to fifth? Is there a patron? Is there someone who says I have resources that I can give you to start a creative enterprise, which would be very aid fifth house?
On the other hand, if these energies exist within ourselves, could we be saying, well, you know, I've got plenty, and I don't need to do anything new; I don't need to take any creative risks. So, there's a complacency that prevents us from generating something of ourselves. This might also be someone who feels comfortable in the benefits derived from various relationships.
Well, husband or spouse is doing well, there's no need for me to do anything. Right. But the soul won't be happy with the Ace of Cups if you don't generate something, you know, even a hobby or an interest of your own.
So I see these two as speaking to creative resources that are available, creative breakthroughs that are available that can lead to an increase of wealth or happiness, but also maybe some complacency and looking at the relationship between a creative impulse and what other people have, give, provide deny, or what you feel comfortable with and discomfort with taking risks and things like that.
Yeah, I love that. I think that you know, as much as especially for strong Libra, you can do something that feels personally fulfilling just from your own soul. There's a lot of healing that happens for Libras, and I think that's a wonderful way of looking at it.
Moving on to Scorpio, we have the Aquarius Taurus access across the seventh and forth, and obviously, the change is coming in around the roots, you know, transformation, death, and rebirth around home family, ancestral karma, living environment, your house, your parents, doing that excavation of old things from your childhood or family past.
So, there's deep work being done around the house of home, family, and roots. It's happening as there are also some significant breakthroughs taking place around relationships, the opening of new horizons or possibilities are coming, as in the seventh house we talked about earlier, maybe because of the end of a cycle, the end or completion of a cycle, as well as the upheaval or transformation at the roots, is opening up a new era, a new time in life, the Wheel of Fortune, again is turned and the soil is being turned over in the fourth, something is completing itself, a cycle is now done, and new opportunities and maybe some sense of relief or expansion is entering. Although the topics of home, family, love, and relationships are interconnected right now, they would still be maybe the most basic and accessible.
Yeah, it's interesting, like, I think sometimes when, like, last night, I caught myself in the full moon was happening, which was, Michael, and I were talking, and I was starting to feel edgy, and I was like, I'm starting to turn into my dad here, I can see it, I can feel it, I know it. I'm aware of it, and I'm going to catch it, and I'm going to do this differently, and it's really good for my relationships because I see different patterns that come from my past, not necessarily bad or good. But I could just see, like, this is not going to be helpful here.
So let me try this in a different way, which is much more helpful, and I think that one of the things that Pluto does in the fourth house so well is, as you were saying, it turns the soil over. So we can see some stuff that some Marionette strings that have been controlling us without us realizing it and that that drastically improves our relationships, even for just seeing it, even when you're just aware of like, oh shit, I'm going into a pattern here that I know is not going to be helpful or is not going to bring about about a result that I want. Or it's gonna be mutually beneficial. When you just see it. It's like, oh, okay, I'm reenacting that, and then the string cuts, and then I'm able to move with more volition and freedom in different types of relationships.
I drew two cards; the two cards I drew, I think, are pretty easily connected. First one is the two of cups, which suggests the the formation of new relationships. So, the deepening of existing bonds and relationships, or an exploration of relationships, both romantic and maybe familial. Right, and there's the idea of harmony. There's a sense of sacred contract and agreement. It's a beautiful card, especially for Jupiter-Uranus in the seventh.
However, it goes along with the five of cups, which is you'll notice three cups are spilt two are still upright, this card often speaks to a kind of temporary setback, or a losing of something, well, not everything has been lost.
So, you know, I look at this, and I go, Okay, we're talking about maybe loss, death, rebirth in romantic relationships. But also, we're talking about cycles of relationships, of loss, and of transformation. The five of cups to me speaks of maybe grieving mourning, letting certain things go, maybe that's about around home and family. While at the same time the two of cups suggests new relationships are forming.
Notice that the two of cups mirrors the two cups that are still upright in the background of the five of cups. So new relationships, or old ones are ending come to my mind, or some loss or letting go of the past, while new opportunities are also opening, and this is very straightforward to me.
It also looks like the two cups out of the Caduceus that are holding them together are healing of it. Yeah, into a higher ideal, the lion into something that's a little bit more ideal, and, yeah, that's beautiful.
Let's move forward to Sagittarius. I'm going to hand this one over to you. We have Sagittarius presenting Aquarius in the third and Taurus in the sixth.
This is interesting. So I think you know, for Sagittarius, this is a turning of the soil, or as I would say, living on the coastal churning of the ocean, in your third house where there's a sense of the environment that you've been surrounded by now not being quite as familiar in some way that there's been a, there's a shift in the way you think about your environment, the way you sort of order your environment, the way you make sense of your environment that's just like completely changing in a very deep and sort of profound way. But that's also hitting a need for hopefulness in a situation that might feel at the surface like something that is not easy or not possible.
But one of the things that Sagittarius do, and again, as the resident Sagittarius sign, I can say this is we can run well on hope, and sometimes that hope is really helpful, where it's like, you know, I am capable of things that are challenging, I am capable of meeting those challenges. I am capable of moving through them, and I am capable of persevering, and I think that there can be a sense like when we're in a totally new land, so to speak, and the third house where we're sort of We are the proverbial string means you're in a strange land that can feel really challenging.
But it can also feel like real life, giving new fresh beginnings can come from that, and it can expand our horizons, and we can think about things in a totally different way that really alters and, in a profound way, alter our sense of self and because your ascendant ruler is involved here, Jupiter is involved in Taurus, I think that this does become more personal for Sagittarius this month as well. Having this ascendant ruler is part of this configuration across Taurus and Aquarius.
It's interesting, I drew a few cards, I drew two fours, the four of cups and the four of pentacles. You'll notice that in the four of cups, the the looks like a young man who's sitting there, with his arms crossed, looking at what he has, but missing what's being offered.
So, a message about potential complacency is getting in the way of receiving something new that could be entirely beneficial. The four of pentacles has something nice to hold on to a foundation or, a structure or a starting point of wealth and power. But it also may be clutching on too much. Both images, to me, speak of someone who may have to open their mind in order to evolve or go further.
It's like, four of cups don't miss what's being given to you. Just because you're kind of upset about what is or, you know, you're so fixated on, you know, what you have and what you lack that you miss new opportunities.
Four of pentacles would be like; you have something nice worth holding on to; don't hold so tightly that you become miserly or greedy or something like that. I always like it when there are two numbered cards that split like that. I like to pull up the third to put between them. So here I put up the Emperor in between the two. So you have let me just spread them out a little bit more.
Alright, so when I look at this, I think it's interesting that the Emperor when you put it like this is looking out of his eye at the four of cups, kid who's like emotionally dissatisfied and and like maybe maybe missing some opportunity coming out of the clouds.
Anyway, when I think about Pluto entering the third house, I very much think about the Emperor coming into the landscape of the environment and maybe trying to inspire change but dealing with a degree of complacency or stuckness.
So I think about those three together, and I think about like what ruling forces or powers or people or authorities or like what forces are coming into your life into your, the culture and the environment of your mind, your body, the actual physical environment in an everyday way, and trying to shake you out of a place of complacency or stuckness. To consider new things, which may require a sacrifice or letting go of your grip on what you have.
So you can entertain something new. But you know, it's almost like you may have to call on a higher, wiser, more mature part of yourself and the Emperor to kind of look and go, let's not stay stuck in the same old place here. We have to mature our point of view, and we have to, we have to become, you know, you've got this, you can do this. Don't stay stuck in disappointment or complacency or clinging to what you have in fear that you'll lose things you have to open your mind.
Yeah, and it's safe to do that. Yeah, there's new coming. There's a new right available for you.
Alright, let's go on to Capricorn. Yeah, Capricorn. Okay, here we go. So we have Capricorn rising. Capricorn places the Aquarius-Taurus energy across the second and fifth. Here, we have the connection between values, resources, money, and the fifth house, which is the place of creativity. So there's always a balance between, you know, do I have food on the table to have clothing? Are my bills paid? Do I have enough to secure my existence? Do I have health, aid, counsel, and support to prop up my life? And then the other question, which sometimes we think of as frivolous or secondary, but it's actually just as important, and that is, am I creatively satisfied? Am I happy? You know, my joy.
So, for Capricorns, I see a real conversation taking place between questions about finances, money, security, possessions, resources, and new ways of doing those things or new ways of considering those things. But it's in this really important conversation with what looks to be the stirrings of breakthroughs around creativity, joy, happiness, romance, and pleasure. If the two aren't going hand in hand, I mean, it's easy for a Saturn-ruled sign to sort of privilege the structure or the security. But the Taurus energy in the fifth is saying, well not, not if you're not happy, not if you're not joyful.
Yeah, I just thought that, like, you know, I think that when you have two Saturn-ruled signs leading off the chart, there's a sense of the pragmatic and the stable and the tangible in the structured is the way to go, and yes, that will always be a sense of sort of safety. But there can be a sense like, I think Pluto, what it might do here is it might reinvigorate a sense of, but is there some passion behind the way you find value in money, money and worth and value and all these ideas is there is their primal sort of sense of fulfillment and I think that that can look different sometimes for Saturn ruled signs, it might look a little bit more structured or tangible in the sense that it might look for other signs, but I think that Pluto squaring the fifth house here and all these planets that are going to conjoin Pluto as they move through Aquarius, there's a sense of am I passionate? Am I alive? Is that the fire ignited in me? Am I speaking from a place of bringing lifeforce through my body that sort of that sort of space? Or is it just kind of feel like, well, it's safe and secure, and it's okay, so that's just okay on its merits, that sort of idea?
I drew two cards. I love what you just said there, Alex. These two cards may also enhance our perspective, the lovers and the King of Pentacles. Now, the lovers, I just read a very fascinating essay. A book called Meditations on the Tarot on the Lovers talks about lovers, and I really resonate with this explanation as the choice that we're always faced with between worlds. Now, don't take it to be too literally Christian. But there is a way in which every day we choose to inhabit a sacred world, or we choose to objectify the world and use it for selfish ends, and sometimes it changes hour by hour.
You know, we find ourselves falling into an objectification of the world and forgetting its sacredness that it's all actually divine. It's all actually Heaven is, so to speak. So I think the lovers and the King of Pentacles come together for Capricorns, the King of Pentacles, of course, suggesting a traditional material degree of wealth and security power. The Lovers is also about What world do you want to live in? What's the sacred magical world? And what is the, you know, kind of like the bottom line, world of hierarchies, power, wealth, privilege, you know what I mean? And so I think right now, it's like the creative world, the magical world, the sacred world, and the place of some degree of material security or control is coming into focus for Capricorns.
That's a good focus for Capricorns. Yeah, it's a really good one to shift around.
It's very much like the I think of it a little bit like the, you know, the choice of Bilbo to stay in his warm hobbit hole, you know, or to, like, venture out into the world to take up an adventure that has moral consequences for a world that's bigger than just his hobbit hole.
We have Aquarius here, which pairs Aquarius in the first and Taurus in the fourth, so for Aquarius rising or Aquarius sun signs, if you're listening to it. These are the two houses being activated.
So interesting here, so Aquarius, you know, this is obviously like a really big time for you with Pluto. Now, moving into your first house is basically now there, you know, except for a couple of months this year. There's a sense here that I think this is a really interesting transit because I think it is especially paired with tourists who put Pluto, Aquarius, and Taurus all together.
There, it is really beautiful to generate and live in a world of sort of 3D constructed ideas that there are their ideals and ideas that come, and they can be monumental, and they can reshape the way you think about yourself and the way you see the world. But I think Pluto here brings a sense of, but is there an emotional charge? Is there a sort of place that comes to the fire that comes from inside the body inside your soul that ignites those ideas and gets really tangible action in place on them?
I think that Taurus fourth house can be very helpful here and especially a nice solid anchor, like Jupiter here can be a nice solid anchor of like, you know, a little bit like Adam and I were saying at the beginning, there's a sense of like, I've seen the project done on the 3D construction on the computer. But now it's safe to sort of passionately bring that into the world, even if it's imperfect, even if it doesn't quite match the blueprint I've created for myself, even if I don't is a very in the first house like if I don't match the perfect ideal, or and none of us can uphold our ideals perfectly all the time, we're all imperfect, we're all a little hypocritical sometimes.
If there can be some flexibility on that and wanting to do better and embody it, there can be some real action that moves forward here. That's kind of the moving of all those archetypes, I would say.
I really liked that. I did draw some cards, and the first two I drew together make a ton of sense. The fool and the death card. When you think about Pluto in the first house, for Aquarians, you definitely think about death and rebirth, the death of something old and old way of seeing yourself and the old way of being in the world and the fool, which represents really the total openness and unknown and even the risk of being in a totally new place.
So, to me, these two together really speak to death and rebirth of selfhood. But then I brought in a third card, and the third card that came up was the knight of pentacles, which, like Jupiter and Uranus, in the fourth house, in an earth sign, suggest a methodical that, very active, earthy rearrangement of things at the roots.
So when you put these together, you get the fool kind of back there hiding. These three, to me, speak to new endeavors, letting go of old things, and the adventure of rebirth, but some emphasis of physical tangible reworking of things at the roots around home family Earth, the base of your existence, materially needs to change and there's a very embodied, there's a seeking of embodiment that these changes in the first house are looking for through the connection with Taurus and the fourth. All right, let's go on to our last sign of the day; obviously, we end with Pisces, and here we are.
So Pisces in the first. Now, this places Aquarius in the 12th and Taurus in the third. Now, when I think of this Alex right away, I think about the unconscious material that is going to be intimately tied to the environment that we live in.
So the third house, the 12th House connection, let's imagine I'm just making up something that's kind of creepy. But, like, let's say you lived in a haunted house, and let's say they were benevolent ghosts, they were nice ones. But you live in that house, and there are all sorts of quirky, weird things that are going on, and you're, you would never even cross your mind to think, oh, maybe we have some mischievous, very kind-hearted ghosts that live in the house. But it wouldn't cross your mind because you can't see it. It's not the first thing you would imagine or think about. It's not on your radar, and yet, all of these really interesting changes and fluctuations in the environment are caused by this thing you never thought of or couldn't see.
As you become more aware of it, then all of a sudden, you have a choice before you. Are we going to sage them out? Are we going to befriend them? Can we hold a conference and, you know, talk about rules and expectations? There is a way in which unconscious material is working its way into a conscious understanding of how it has been affecting and how it will maybe continue to affect our environment, our mind, our body, and our local space unless we address it.
So, for Pisceans, I really see this as an opportunity for the changes happening in your environment, your everyday culture, your everyday life, your mind, your emotional body, and the way you think and perceive the Fishtank that you live in is going through a kind of Renaissance with Jupiter and Uranus however, it's doing so in contact with this tremendous Plutonian power in the house of the unconscious.
So, we either seek to understand where the need for change is coming from within the unconscious or at least seek to understand what part is unconscious. Or we we start to, you know, maybe we start to actively notice the signs of the unconscious showing themselves in the changes in the environment, and we begin to journal or reflect or, but I think it's it's about a mediation between the changes the fluctuations in the mind environment and the unconscious space.
Yeah, and I think that what you're saying is particularly important with Uranus involved, especially with the new moon later in the month that there's Uranus can create the feeling that I have to be liberated and free right this second now; it has to happen right now I have to change my environment is gonna go and you what Pluto in the 12th house will give you is actually a great gift here.
An activating Pluto is like, Where's that coming from? Where's That desire to be free coming from? It can be a desire to be free to change your environment that really liberates you, invigorates you, and gives you a new life and perspective. But it can also be, quite frankly, one that fucks things up unintentionally because that desire to be free is actually coming from an old pattern within you or something that feels uncomfortable or something that feels like, Oh, I just, you know, like, the attachment theory is so big right now, but it's I like that idea of the avoidant attachment.
Like once I get too close to something, well, I've got to be free, but it could be a really great relationship, and that desire is coming from something older that may be driving you from behind the scenes. But Pluto in the 12th house, man, is that an ally? Man? Is that not like because it really pulls stuff up that you hadn't seen before? Right into the light of day and again, once you see it, at least you know that there's some another possibility there. So, are you really checking this month like that liberation desire? Yeah, against Where's it coming from?
Yeah, two cards that I pulled that make a whole lot of sense to me. So the first one is the ten of pentacles, which really suggests a beautiful and sort of complete environment. I mean, notice that there's not really one figure that is depicted here as much as a total environment, grandpa's on the chair, the women, the dogs that, you know, there's a sense of being enclosed in an environment of beauty stability, you know, control serenity.
So, Jupiter and Uranus, and the third, probably trying to create something like the 10 of Pentacles in the environment; however, contending with that is the seven of cups, which really is a card that has to do with delusions and illusions, fantasies, daydreams imagination, the 12th house is going to tell us about, you know, these two pictures are in relation to one another.
What about the material wealth or abundance of our environment that has been rooted in delusions, illusions, or unconscious material? On the other hand, is our fantasy or image or our imagination changing with respect to what the environment can look like? Are we becoming more artistic? Or are we wildly reimagining the environment? And also, where are we being led astray? What is the unconscious fantasy realm that has this stable-looking earthly environment? And it may be destabilized a little bit by virtue of getting in touch with what is unconscious within that space.
Yeah, for sure, and it's interesting, too, because there are; I never underestimate the capacity of the craving mind to create an illusion that this thing is going to be the thing that liberates me forevermore. Does he have a clear idea of attachment, a classical Yoga, you know, and I think that Pluto just gives you such an ability to be like, yeah, let me check that? Let me check that, like, Where did this impulse arise from, and why is that arising? Can I be with it in a different way? Yeah, yeah.
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Awesome. Awesome. I'm so glad to hear that. Thanks, Adam.
Yeah, you bet. Well, that's it for now. We'll see you guys again next month. I hope you guys are having a great day, and we'll talk again soon. Bye, everyone.