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Episode 167 | A Venus-Jupiter Boost and Saturn’s Housework

Episode 167 | A Venus-Jupiter Boost and Saturn’s Housework

This week, the First Quarter Moon in Gemini spurs us on to action; Venus and Jupiter meet in a fortunate and energizing (if combustible!) conjunction; Mercury receives Saturn’s commendation for its work in Aquarius, then enters Pisces for a little dreamtime. And the second of April’s three mini-lessons on Saturn in Pisces takes a look at Saturn through the houses of the birth chart. Plus: A podcast milestone, a failed detonation, and a tricky time to do your taxes!

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[1:10] Thanks to my listeners, the podcast recently reached a new milestone: 200K downloads since the first episode!

[1:53] Moon Report!  A First Quarter Moon at 8°27’ Gemini will occur on February 27th (12:05 AM PST). The Sabian symbol for the First Quarter Moon is 9 Gemini, A Quiver Filled With Arrows. This tells us that we have all the skills we need to at least make some start toward a new project. The Sun is on the Sabian symbol 9 Pisces, A jockey, so we’re spurring ourselves onto greater heights and speed.

[3:26] This First Quarter Moon is the first action point in the Lunar Gestation cycle that began at the New Moon on May 30, 2022. This is the opening action point in that cycle that will continue to unfold over the next two and a half years or so.

[3:58] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon periods. On February 28, the Moon in Gemini trines Saturn in Aquarius (5:07 PM PST). It’s VOC for only an hour and a half before it enters Cancer (6:40 PM PST). Take some time to talk things over with a knowledgeable mentor.

[5:07] The Moon in Cancer opposes Pluto on March 5th (6:22 AM PST). It is VOC for just about one hour before it enters Leo (7:16 AM PST). Embrace your feelings in an unabashed manner!

[6:09] On March 5th, the Moon in Leeeeeooooo opposes Saturn at (7:18 PM PST). You barely have time for a snack during this 20-minute VOC period before the Moon before it enters Virgo (7:38 PM PST).

[7:16] Venus conjoins Jupiter at 12°08’ Aries on March 1st (9:36 PM PST), on the Sabian symbol 13 Aries, An Unsuccessful Bomb Explosion. As we lead up to the exact aspect, expect a little frustration (Aries can be impatient)! But the house of your chart that contains 12°8’ Aries describes the area of your life that is about to get an energetic, possibly lucky, boost from this conjunction.

[9:55] Mercury makes a conjunction with Saturn on the anaretic degree of Aquarius (29°24’) on March 2nd (6:34 AM PST).  This is on Sabian symbol 30 Aquarius, The field of Ardath in bloom. This is a beautiful Sabian symbol that suggests that what we have done while Mercury has been in Aquarius has been fruitful and pleasing.

[11:09] Mercury enters Pisces on March 2nd (2:52 PM PST) and will be in this sensitive sign until March 18th (9:24 PM PST). While in Pisces, Mercury works best with less structure and with communication that is considerate.

[13:19] Mini-Lesson: Saturn in Pisces through the Houses.  The House or Houses of your birth chart where this transit will take place indicates the areas of life that will offer the opportunity to set boundaries, show compassion, and take responsibility by literally doing something to make this world a better place.

[14:58] Transiting Saturn in the 1st House. Be kind to yourself and do not take on burdens that belong to someone else.

[16:23] Transiting Saturn in the 2nd House.  This transit can be about finding a career that’s meaningful and making solid, long- range plans to improve your financial circumstances.

[17:49] Transiting Saturn in the 3rd House.  Learn by doing.  Also, focus on handling communications in a kind, ethical, responsible way.

[18:48] Transiting Saturn in the 4th House.  Define what home means to you.  Family members could need your help at this time but don’t forget to establish some healthy boundaries.

[19:55] Transiting Saturn in the 5th House. Create something that will last.

[21:39] Transiting Saturn in the 6th House. Buckle down and work that 9 to 5.

[22:26] Transiting Saturn in the 7th House. Do you want the relationship badly enough to overcome whatever obstacles come your way?

[23:14] Transiting Saturn in the 8th House. Prove your independence.

[23:55] Transiting Saturn in the 9th House. Be the authority.

[24:36] Transiting Saturn in the 10th House. Career crossroads can be expected.  Find the wherewithal to get up each day and put one foot in front of the other.

[25:26] Transiting Saturn in the 11th House.  Find your reward, your status and respect.

[26:07] Transiting Saturn in the 12th House. We’re reminded of our mortality and limits, that things end, and that we need to take care of ourselves with appropriate boundaries.

[6:43] Up next episode – transiting Saturn in aspect with the planets of the chart. Listener questions return in the month of April. If you have a question you’d like April to answer on a future episode, please leave a message of one minute or less at or email her at april(at)bigskyastrology(dot)com and be sure to put “Podcast Question” in the subject line.

[27:29] If you like what you’re hearing, please subscribe, follow, like and share!  This episode is brought to you by donors LeiAnne Koch and Sharmeen Khan.

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