To fulfill your Karmic purpose, you needed to be born at a precise month, day, year, place and time of day. For example, you may have chosen to be born into the family of Aries. Why? Perhaps some of the qualities of the Aries Sun will help you along your path. Qualities such as courage, creativity and a dash of boldness. Other Aries characteristics such as impatience and a certain 'go it alone' attitude will also be included. But remember, your path is unique. Your sacred map or Birth Chart will require other Planets that also need expression. Every energy has to be expressed.
As a beautiful Sagittarius student of mine once said, “Even though you are important, the Planets did not stop moving when you were born!”. In other words, Planets keep moving, triggering energies that you were born with. These moving Planets will activate heartbreaking struggles, miraculous opportunities and offer background music to our daily lives; all part of your plan. Remember? That vow, that promise to move towards your brilliant, radiant Heart!
Let's play. Let's pretend you are the Host/Hostess of a wildly popular Cosmic TV show. To launch your show, you have invited all the important Planets in our known Cosmos. As Host/Hostess you will be asking each Planet what they are up to. But to better understand your guests, you will do a little research. I have done this for you and you may read the following snapshots of each below. I have included the four major Asteroids and will offer a write-up at a later point.
Each Planet has its own story. These stories interface with our own stories. I will be leaving out the Moon as I post on my Facebook page, 'Deborah Young Astrology' every few days on how our Lunar Goddess tries to guide us.
Mercury - All forms of communication, short trips, brothers, sisters and community. He can tell some interesting stories but can be a bit scattered.
Venus - Love, beauty, art. Note-she is a beauty and full of grace but can be a bit of a flirt.
Mars - Passion, initiative, competition, energy, accidents and anger. Note-full of energy but can be a bit abrasive.
Jupiter - Abundance, humour, protection,. Note-life of the party but can be a bit of a braggart.
Saturn - Structure, tradition, plans and authority. Note-can be a stick in the mud.
Uranus - Liberation, revolution, genius, inventive, anxiety. Note- unique character but can be a bit wacky.
Neptune - Mystical, Angels, Heaven, inspiration, visions.-Note-can be evasive and deceptive.
Pluto - Deep transformation, Soul retrieval, power struggles. Note-can be a bully.
Chiron - Wounds, healer, shame, envy. Note-may bring up old wounds with some of the other guests.
North Node - Direction forward, talents to be developed place of miracles. Note-will come with South Node who is stuck in the past.
Ceres - Women's health, pregnancy, parent/ child, loss, renewal, nurturers. Note- may destroy a few things if she doesn’t get what she wants.
Pallas - Defender of justice, activist, women's rights, career/ vocational training, fear of success. Note-She may have a bias towards other women.
Vesta - Focus, devotion, dedication towards a goal, safety, security. Note: She may become overly fixated.
Juno - Marriage, deep bonded relationships, social ritual and support groups. Note: If she feels as though she has not been rewarded for a sacrifice, watch out!
There you have your guest list. They will come 'dressed' in a particular sign. This will add colour and complexity to their character. These signs are where the Planets are currently visiting. They will be visiting your Birth Chart over the next few months. Let's check out the party.
Host – “Welcome Sun. I see you came as a Virgo. May I ask you what you are up to these days?”
The Sun nods his head, acknowledging your dignity and responds, “Of course. I have been planning a few things and trying to get some others things cleaned up. My work has kept me busy but lately I have been wondering if some other work might bring more meaning into life. But, then again, I am only going to be here until September 22.”
Host – “Yes, I know your time as Virgo will soon come to an end for another year. Do you know what you will do when you become Libra?”
Sun - “Well as you know, I am very powerful. Whenever I am in Libra, I turn my radiant light onto relationships. I attempt to show people to expect to be treated with dignity and to treat others with dignity. Of course, I can only stay in Libra until October 23.”
Host - “Thank-you Sun. That is helpful but what happens when you manifest into Scorpio?”
Sun - “I have to confess, I do beam out some intensity during this time. In order for you and others to understand your inner selves, I shine my light on your hidden motivations. I offer you the power to investigate your shadow sides. But I can only shine with this intensity for so long. I leave Scorpio on November 22.”
Host – “Thank-you for coming. I see Mercury just arrived. Hey, Mercury, I see you are in Libra. When did you arrive?”
Mercury – “Quick trip. I moved in Libra, September 9 but can only stay until September 29. While I am here I hope to get people thinking about resolutions and peace. Relating to others rather then getting trapped in their own thinking is another aim of mine. Not easy but when I am in Libra since I do tend to be more charming.”
Host – “And what about when you move into Scorpio.”
Mercury - “I like to think that I spark some curiosity into exploring the deeper issues. Somehow this gets turned into dark suspicions and a good bit of paranoia. People’s minds turn to scandals and all sorts of mysteries. Research goes especially well during this time though and some people take this opportunity to sort through some of their old wounds. So that's good news, right?”
Host – “Yes, of course but I heard that you will turn retrograde. Is this true?”
Mercury – “Would I lie to you? Yes, I will appear to go backwards. And yes, I will cause all kinds of mayhem in every aspect of communication. Protect your computers and be careful of texts, e-mails and the like. People do have a habit of sending out the wrong message to the wrong person during this time. Messages not getting through are my specialty though. Oh and I am very good at creating computer viruses.”
Host – “How long will you be up to those tricks?”
Mercury – “Hey now, I am only the messenger. My job is simply to receive signals from other parts of your psyche. What you guys do with it is not my concern. But back to your question, I begin October 21 and I get straightened out by November 10. I will still be in Scorpio but will leave December 4.”
Host – “Nice talking with you. I see Venus has just arrived.”
Mercury – “Oh, I could talk all day. You know, keep your brain busy, telling stories, distracting you from exercising, things like that. Really endless all the ways I can keep you busy.”
Host – “Ah, thanks but I would like to see what Venus is up to these days.”
Venus – “Thank-you for inviting me. I see a few people who I may like to seduce.”
Host – “Seduce?”
Venus – “Yes, I am in Scorpio these days and I like to remind people of their sexual energy. You might say that I am an Enchantress when I am in Scorpio. Sadly, people do tend to become jealous during this time. I do encourage them to get in touch with the sensual delights they were born with and enjoy them!”
Host – “I see but what if I do not feel very sexy?”
Venus – “I will help you. While I enjoy my stay in Scorpio, I will inspire you to bathe with scented oils and I will guide you to dress in a way that reminds you of your sexual energy. This is all good news for Virgos, Scorpios, Capricorns, Cancerians and for Pisces.”
Host – “How long will you stay in Scorpio?”
Venus - “Sadly, I am only here until October 7 and then I move to Sagittarius.”
Host – “How do we respond to Love while you are in Sagittarius?”
Venus – “If you are single, you may feel more confidence in exploring new territory. You may feel like dressing more casually as you are Heart-ready to explore. Relationships with people from other cultures are common while I am in Sagittarius. People remember that shared values and ethics are central to relationships. I also inspire Spiritual art during this time.”
Host – “Sounds interesting but who are most likely to benefit?”
Venus - “Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Leo and Libra are most inspired but I try to love everyone, you know.”
Host – “How long will you stay in Sagittarius?”
Venus – “I will move onto Capricorn on Nov5th.”
Host – “Thank-you Venus. You do look sexy. Looks like Mars is pushing in here to have his say.”
Venus stands up and warmly hugs the Host. Gracefully walking off stage, she pauses and blows a kiss to all the millions of people on Earth.
Mars – “It's about time. While I have been waiting, though I have managed to stir up a little aggression."
Host – “Sorry Mars but there is a certain structure I have to follow. By the way, where are you now?”
Mars – “Can't you tell? I am in Leo( he puffs out a bit). I really like to strut my stuff when I am in Leo! But really, I am just doing my best to push people into taking pride in their walk and in their bodies.”
Host – “You do have a reputation for pushing too hard at times.”
Mars – “Wimps. Okay, you are right. I do push too hard at times but when I am in Leo I do try and get people to play. If they have not played in awhile, they develop back problems while I am in Leo.”
Host – “How long will you stay in Leo?”
Mars – “I am here until Oct15th and then I march into Virgo.”
Host- - “And what kind of action and energy will you show while you are in Virgo?”
Mars – “By the time I go into Virgo, I will have had enough of the showy stuff and it will be time to get down to business. If people are not happy with their work, I stir up some conflict with fellow co-workers. People often complain, at this time how hard they are working. If they are not taking care of themselves, I create some stress-related physical symptoms.”
Host – “You do realize that your actions are not very nice, don't you?”
Mars - Kicks over a chair and shouts, “I am trying very, very hard to be nice. I am the Warrior God. You people have been misunderstanding me for eons. If the energy I send creates anger and conflict, it is due to confusion on your part. When I am understood, I inspire noble actions and passions.”
Host – “I am sorry but....”
Mars stomps off.
Host – “Well that was a little scary but somehow I feel energized. Here is a guest I have been really looking forward to talking with. Please welcome, Jupiter!”
Jupiter – “You are very gracious. As a matter of fact, you are magnificent! This is beyond fabulous! I have some major news for you and your people!”
Host – “Really? What is it?”
Jupiter – “Well for those of you who are born under Cancer you have my blessings of protection. Expect some extra confidence and some travel. Some of you could reap the benefit of my massive good nature by experiencing some good luck. Some of you Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio and Capricorn will receive some of these blessings as well.”
Host – “So, are you currently in the sign of Cancer?”
Jupiter – “By Zeus, I am shocked! Yes, I am in Cancer. I assumed everyone knew where I would be. After all, I am hard to miss!” He laughs a big booming laugh.
Host – “Do you have any gifts for those of us who are not born under those Signs?”
Jupiter – “My dear, you know I am exceedingly generous. For those of you, who are born under other Signs, I always offer the gift of hope and laughter. This is no small gift. Why, with some people it takes quite a bit of my considerable power to penetrate their shells of sadness and their sense of defeat.”
Host – “I don't know what we would do without you.”
Jupiter – “I know. I will remain emitting my power in Cancer until early July in your year 2014. After that, I will bring some of my blessings to Leo, Sagittarius, Aries and Gemini. For now, I will show people the abundance that is found right in their own homes.”
Host – “Thank-you. You have been very helpful.”
Jupiter – “Yes, I know. Good-by my dear.”
Host – “It is time to welcome, 'Father Time'. He is more commonly known as Saturn.”
Saturn – “Thank-you, I am not usually welcomed but thank-you anyways.”
Host – “Saturn, can you tell us where you are and what you are doing?”
Saturn – “I always know where I am. I have been in Scorpio since the autumn of 2012. At that time I seemed to give some of you quite a scare with all this end of world nonsense.”
Host – “I remember that very well. But you do more then give people scares, don't you? I mean, well, I have a number of questions. I am not sure where to start.”
Saturn – “Not to worry, I will add some structure. I am known for structure but unfortunately most people seem to forget that piece of the puzzle. Wherever, I travel I slow things down and offer a reality check. I will offer an example. Suppose you have a friend who is unreliable. For years, you grin and bear, then I come along. I would be visiting the area of your Chart that represents friendships. All of a sudden, you see your friend how they are and you are not willing to put up with their behaviour. Yes, there are more serious things I get up to but the bottom line is that I wake you up to what is real."
Host – “Thank-you but aren't you also known as the Lord of Karma?”
Saturn – “Yes, I do wake you up to your Karmic story. Everything and everyone has a number of Karmic stories. I simply show up in your life when a Karmic story has ripened.”
Host – “I have two questions. What are you doing in Scorpio? And how long will you remain in this Sign?”
Saturn – “Precise. I like that. It is different for each Scorpio as they, like other Signs have their own unique path but in general, I am showing them who they are. Rather big, don't you think? I am also giving them extra responsibility in work, family and offspring. I am also known as, 'The Taskmaster', you know. I will walk slowly and steadily through Scorpio until December, 2014.”
Host – “I do not mean to be rude but it does seem as though you have been here a long time.”
Saturn – “People tell me that all the time.”
Host – “I will see you later, much later. And now it is time to welcome our next guest. He has quite the reputation! Please welcome Uranus!”
Uranus – “Radical.”
Host – “Excuse me? What is radical?”
Uranus – “Everything. Everyone. Would you like a peach?”
Host – “Ah, no thanks. Can we get back to.”
Uranus – “Lightening bolts. Revolution. Did you know the word; 'revolution' is an Astrological word? Yes, Astrologers came up with that word. I like it. I know the questions you will be asking. Why am I here? Liberate, break patterns, shock, surprise are some of my areas of expertise. I am known to create startling inventions, provide sudden inspiration and shatter your view of so-called reality. Oh and I am quite good at creating anxiety, panic, you know that kind of thing. Peace.”
Host – “So, what sign are you currently in and how long will you stay?”
Uranus – “Aries. I am in Aries. Have been for a few years. I showed up in Aries to kick of a series of revolutions and to accelerate changes in the lives of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius. Some of these Signs will simply view my presence in their lives as traumatic, stressful and, you know full of crazy. A shame really, as I am just trying to move them forward. Really dislike people knowing my movements but since you asked, I will be in Aries until March 2019.”
Host – “Thank-you Uranus.”
Uranus – “Have an interesting life.”
Host – “What does that mean? Oh, never mind. Please welcome a our next guest, Neptune.”
Neptune – “Where am I?”
Host – “You are here. Earth.”
Neptune – “Dreamy. This is very strange. I am not use to being here. When I am, it all feels so confusing, some massive illusion. Why am I here?”
Host – “According to your bio, you are here to inspire and bring Heaven to Earth. You also activate people's intuition and imagination. You have been very helpful to musicians, writers and painters.”
Neptune – “Really! When I am here, I feel overwhelmed with confusion. Things just don't seem as they are. So foggy and misty. I wish I could escape. Do you have a drink?”
Host – “No I do not have a drink to offer. Can we get down to business? I ask every guest the same two questions. Do you think you can handle a few questions?”
Neptune – “I do not think. I will meditate for a moment and then I will send you a telepathic message.”
Host – “I think I received your message. Where are you and long will you be in the Sign you are currently in?'
Neptune – “I am not use to doing things this way but I will try. I have been in Pisces since 2012 and I will drift through Pisces until 2025. You know I try. I really do. My legacy is to inspire and impart visions that reflect Heaven. Most often, I just seem to confuse people. Some want to escape into some illusion. Some will fall for the latest Spiritual trend or Guru. Others turn to substances in a weak effort to escape.”
Host – “Can you tell me what inspiration or visions you are attempting to transmit to the world during this time?”
Neptune – “Faith. Dissolving boundaries. During this time, I could inspire some of the greatest music and art the world has ever witnessed. These works of Art would raise humankind's Spirit to a vibration that they would never fight again Or, out of confusion, people could create some deceptive messes that drive their Spiritual vibrations even lower then they are now. This dream of mine also includes the wish that people finally realize the power of their Spirit and that you are not as far from Heaven as you think. Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, and Scorpio can benefit from my influence. I have to go now.”
Host – “Thank-you Neptune. I know this wasn't easy. Please welcome our next guest, Pluto.”
Pluto – “Welcome? That's it? I am the Cosmic Transformer. I uproot, remove what needs to be uprooted and removed. I get a welcome? Do you understand? Of course, you don't. You almost failed Grade 3 right?”
Host – “Ouch! I heard you might be a bit of a bully. Is there anything nice you can say?”
Pluto – “Everything I say is nice. It may not sound nice to you but I am doing an important, perhaps the most important Spiritual function, of all: I am moving you in the direction of your intended Path. Whatever you are holding onto that is not in keeping with your Spiritual good, I will eliminate.”
Host – “So where are you now and how long will you be there?”
Pluto – “I have been in Capricorn since 2008 and will stay in this Sign until 2024. I need this time to dismantle governments, corporations and other structures that no longer serve humankind. Revealing corruption is another specialty of mine and I will be ruthless in exposing what I find.”
Host – “I realize this will impact on all of us but what about people's personal lives? Who will experience your 'ultimate transformation?”
Pluto – “Capricorns, Aries, Cancer and Libra will feel my full power. On a Spiritual level they have chosen to transition through some big changes during this time. I am here to help. Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces will be given profound opportunities to grow beyond their previous limitations. For some it will be purely on a Spiritual level, even though all experience lived is Spiritual. For others it will come as a deep, hard to ignore prompting to surrender old habits.”
Host – “I never thought I would say this but thank-you Pluto. Our next guest is Chiron.”
Chiron – “You look a little unwell. Are you feeling okay?”
Host – “I feel somewhat overwhelmed but I am sure I will be fine. Where are you and how long will you be there?”
Chiron – “Before I answer your questions, I would like to take a moment and remind you and others that as Humans you have the ability to heal all sorts of wounds. I am always visiting one part of your life. If I visit an area of your life that has to do with children, then I will offer much healing in that area. While I am in that same area, I may bring up some childhood wounds that require healing. I have been in Pisces since 2011 and I will travel through this Sign until 2019.”
Host – “I assume Pisces is one of the Signs who is affected by your healing. Who else?'
Chiron – “Yes, Pisces will benefit and Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn. Really though, I am always revealing wounds and offering many ways of healing with all the Signs. Before any healing can take place we have to be aware of the wound. As you may know, I am known as 'The Wounded Healer'. While I am travelling about, I can make you more aware of your own healing abilities and how they may be used. I do love being in Pisces as it opens people up to the miracle of healing. You may not be aware of me while I am in this Sign. I will appear in mysterious and miraculous ways!”
Host – “Thank-you Chiron. I feel much better. Well that's our show. Next time, we will be interviewing the fascinating and surprisingly powerful four major Asteroids. Their influence adds much insight and wisdom into our lives. Until then, keep your feet on the ground, face turned towards the Heavens and Love!”