In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for January 12 – 25, 2014. Arwynne reviews “Person-to-Person Astrology: Energy Factors in Love, Sex and Compatibility” by Stephen Arroyo and Alison reviews “The Mandala Astrological Tarot” by A.T. Mann. For our Astrology 360 topic we talk about Aquarius and the charts of some notable people with this sign strongly in their charts, including Gertrude Stein and William Burroughs. Finally we give an overview of the “Age of Aquarius,” what that means, when and if it’s already started, and whether or not there’s any controversy over those questions.
Transits and Planetary Ingresses for January 12-25, 2014
11-Jan-2014: Mercury in Aquarius – Unconventional, intellectual, insightful, unusual, off-the-wall.
16-Jan-2014: Venus square Mars – Tension, conflicts in relationships, financial troubles, disagreements.
19-Jan-2014: Sun in Aquarius – Eccentric, independent thinker, iconoclastic, humanitarian, detached.
23-Jan-2014: Mercury trine Mars – Ideas & actions in harmony, snappy banter, thinking fast, in the flow.
24-Jan-2014: Mercury square Saturn – Pragmatism, dogmatic thinking, limitations, narrow-mindedness.
16-Jan-2014: Full Moon
20-Jan- 2014: Disseminating
24-Jan-2014: Last Quarter
During this podcast period the Moon is waning and diminishing or becoming smaller in light.
This astrological tarot deck is created and designed by the author of the well know astrology book “The Round Art” A. T. (Tad) Mann. It is different to a regular tarot deck because its has square cards which can be read up, down, left and right and there are suggested tarot spreads which echo the astrology chart (12 cards in a circle and the simple 4 card spread) for the four angles in a chart of Ascendant, descendant, Midheaven and IC. Alison did a reading for Arwynne using the cards and the four card spread and you can listen to it in the podcast.
Astrology 360 Topic: Aquarius
Sun & Moon in Aquarius
Sun & Ascendant in Aquarius
Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874, 8:00 AM, Allegheny Co, PA – Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn in Aquarius in the 12th with Pisces rising) was an American writer of novels, poetry and plays that eschewed the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of 19th-century literature, and a fervent collector of Modernist art. Stein and her brother Leo relocated to Paris in 1903, and it was here they accumulated their works of art into a collection that would become renowned for its prescience and historical importance, including paintings by Henri Manguin, Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Honoré Daumier, Henri Matisse, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Her works include novels, plays, stories, libretti and poems written in a highly idiosyncratic, playful, repetitive, and humorous style… These stream-of-consciousness experiments, rhythmical essays or “portraits”, were designed to evoke “the excitingness of pure being” and can be seen as literature’s answer to Cubism, plasticity, and collage. May have coined the term “the Lost generation” for a generation of artists, writers and expatriates living in Europe between WWI and WWII.
William Burroughs (February 5, 1914, 7:40 AM, St. Louis, MO – Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus and Ascendant in Aquarius) was an American novelist, essayist, social critic, painter and spoken word performer. In 1943, he met Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, two writers who later became principal figures in the “Beat” movement. Much of Burroughs’ work is semi-autobiographical, drawn from his experiences as an opiate addict, a condition that marked the last fifty years of his life. A primary member of the Beat Generation, he was an avant-garde author who affected popular culture as well as literature.
While living in Tangier in the 1950s, he wrote “Naked Lunch,” his most famous and characteristic work, which he described as a personal “catharsis” for the death of his wife, who he accidentally shot and killed in 1951. His writing style was experimental, nonlinear, hallucinatory, full of violent and sexual imagery, switching from realistic to completely surreal often in mid-sentence.
(Charts courtesy of Astrotheme.)
The Age of Aquarius (Wikipedia)
The approximate 2,150 years for each age corresponds to the average time it takes for the vernal equinox to move from one constellation of the zodiac into the next. This can be computed by dividing the earth’s 25,800 year gyroscopic precession period by twelve, the number of Zodiac constellations used by astrologers.
Astrologers do not agree on when the Aquarian age will start (not even if it has already started). Nicholas Campion in The Book of World Horoscopes lists various references from mainly astrological sources for the start of the Age of Aquarius. Astrological ages exist as a result of precession of the equinoxes.
Traditionally this 25,800-year-long cycle is calibrated for the purposes of determining astrological ages by the location of the sun in one of the twelve zodiac constellations at the vernal equinox, which corresponds to the moment the sun rises above the celestial equator, marking the start of spring in the Northern hemisphere each year. Roughly every 2,150 years the sun’s position at the time of the vernal equinox will have moved into a new zodiacal constellation.
The Age of Aquarius (Youtube)
Watch Alison chatting about The Age of Aquarius and the Great Year on Youtube.