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Venus trine Pluto – “When will I be good enough for you?!

Elsa calls Venus- Pluto contacts ‘corpse alerts’ to signify the resurrection of past relationship partners (whatever those relationships may have been), but for some of us it can also signify the resurrection of doubts and insecurities in a current partnership. Any artifice in a relationship’s exchange – false ideas of what’s being given and taken […]

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Mars – Pluto Opposition / Hitting Curveballs

The Cancer Mars – Capricorn Pluto opposition has really been drawing my attention, so wanted to explain a little more about what’s going on. Mars – Pluto oppositions can manifest in one of two basic patterns. The ideal that this aspect calls us to is acting (Mars) with love (Pluto), letting encompassing love direct your

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What Are Planetary Nodes?

We are familiar with the Nodes of the Moon, where the Moon’s orbit intersects with the ecliptic (the celestial ‘line’ that marks the Sun’s yearly apparent motion in the sky). The lunar North Node is at the point in the Moon’s orbit where it crosses the ecliptic in a northerly direction. The point opposite to

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Saturn

Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius, the two farthest signs from the luminaries in the zodiac. This is appropriate to Saturn as he represents boundaries and limitations. More precisely, Saturn shows us the structures in our world that order our raw experience into something comprehensible. Saturn gives and enforces rules, sometimes tediously if we make the

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Jupiter

Jupiter is the planet of philosophy, higher understanding, and wisdom. As he is the ‘greater benefic’, Jupiter gives something much broader than Venus does – the ability to see the bigger picture, even to identify purpose. The sign and house placement of Jupiter in a chart modifies how he is able to give these gifts,

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Mars

Mars, as a symbol of an aspect of human consciousness, represents our active nature. He is aggressive, doesn’t second-guess, and is associated with both the child and the soldier. These may seem incompatible but they are similar in a very key way: the naïveté and pure faith in self that possesses a child to go

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Venus

Venus’s exaltation in late Pisces reminds us symbolically of the exaltation of the Sun in Aries – the fact that Venus is ‘lifted up’ before the Sun gives us an idea of the relationship between these two. Remember we theorized that the Sun’s exaltation has to do with the first seeds of spring. Venus follows

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