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2017 Planet Motions, Eclipses, Time Changes, 2017's Hot Planetary Aspects is Here!

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Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces
from November 22 to December 5.
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It's here! Starcats' 2017 Planet Motions & Eclipse Guide! 2016 Planet Motions Guide Is Still Here!

Mark your calendars for 2017's Mercury retrogrades using Planet Motions. Info on our next one is below. Additional resources including past years' archives located HERE

Troubleshooter's Bonus Transits Report:
Mark your calendars -- Mars opposite Saturn Dates:

29 May 2017 - 25 GE/SAG
14 June 2019 – 18 CAN/CAP
1 July 2021 – 12 LE/AQ
20 July 2023 – 5 VIR/PISC
8 August 2025 – 1 LI/AR
29 August 2027 – 27 LI/AR
15 September 2029 – 24 SC/TAU
28 September 2031 - 21 SAG/GE
10 April 2033 – 1 CAP/CAN


"We are lived by powers we pretend to understand." – James Hillman

“Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is.” -- Parker J. Palmer

“Transformation is not a future event. It is a present activity.”—Jillian Michaels

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” Carl Sagan, from his book, CONTACT

HOT Planetary Configurations to Watch in 2017!

2017 Cardinal T-Square:

The Cardinal "T" will have a unique impact on each of us personally and collectively as seen in the USA horoscope.
JUPITER opposes URANUS & both square PLUTO

Jupiter square Pluto:
Oct. 2016 – Sept. 2017:
Three hits: Nov. 24, 2016; March 30, 2017; Aug, 4, 2017

Dramatic ups and downs. Enthusiasm for the depths and little patience for small talk. Drive for power and ability to penetrate depths when it comes to philosophical research and change. Deep emotional force invested in beliefs. We will witness great social upheaval and change. This pairing can indicate a time of scarcity so be prudent financially.

Jupiter opposite Uranus:
Nov. 2016 – Nov. 2017
Three hits: Dec. 26, 2016; March 3, 2017; Sept, 28, 2017

Dissatisfaction with the status quo and driving desire to explode it apart. This is a highly idealistic pairing and it can be very lucky, but there is a risk of taking things too far. With Mars transists impacting this opposition and the T-square into Pluto, it isn't wise to take undue risks whether they be in sports or financial investments. This opposition can bring psychological and psychic breakthroughs. With Pluto the depths reached can be life changing. The t-Square is in 3 of the 4 cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Capricorn). A lot is happening! Changes come on quickly.

Uranus semi-square Neptune:
June 2016 – April 2021:
Five hits: Aug. 11, 2017; Oct. 7, 2017; June 16, 2018; Dec. 15, 2018; May 2, 2019

Working to resolve the conflict between self-motivated pursuits/selflessness; isolation/connectedness; service to others done for love/or to enhance ego; making unique individualality, appearance and expression a mark of authenticity rather than one of fad or fashion. Reverence for higher truths.

Saturn Trine Uranus:
December 2016 - November 2017
Three hits: December 24, 2016; May 18, 2017; November 11, 2017

Uranus is Miley Cyrus coming on like a wrecking ball. Saturn says, let's slow down and structure the damage you want to inflict. Uranian change erupts from higher spheres of consciousness and isn't controllable by us. Saturn, on the other hand, works as our ally. The Trine works nicely assisting us to make big life changes in a steady, even-handed way. This is a nice balance aspect mitigating potential damages we face when life unpsets our apple cart!

Hard aspects bring visible effects in the material world. We are forced to change!

Conscious living doesn't grant us immunity from troubles, but we are able to transform our stumbling stones into stepping stones.

Next Mercury Retrograde: December 2/3 at 29 SAG 18 to December 22 at 13 SAG 00.

Next Mercury Phase: Retrograde Shadow zone November 14 at 13 SAG 00. Out of Retrograde shadow zone by January 10, 2018 at 29 SAG 18.

Mercury was the only entity allowed access to both Mt. Olympus and hell by the Gods. Mercury is the guide between the conscious and unconscious. He's the Psychopomp and Loki the trickster from Norse mythology. He is quicksilver and also the healer, Hermes. Mercury is my chart ruler!

Planets at Work

Current Planets

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Uranus-Pluto Squares:

Transits of the Moon and planets moving through the cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn will re-ignite the stress of the Uranus-Pluto squares. Technically, we aren't out of the woods until Uranus leaves Aries for Taurus in May of 2019.

Note: The Uranus-Pluto square has separated by transit for us personally, but not so for the chart of the USA. Uranus has reached the 3rd decanate (last 15 degrees) degrees of Aries bringing it into a square relationship to the USA's birth chart Pluto at 27 Capricorn. The exact square takes place late in 2018 and in 2019 before Uranus moves on to Taurus.

Saturn will transit into Capricorn on December 21, 2017. In the next 18 months Saturn will conjoin Pluto and also receive the square From Uranus. We have entered a volatile, critical time in United States history. How much freedom vs. repression will we the people experience? Since the USA's sector or house of the people's money is highly challenged by the foregoing, forces out of our control involving national and international markets are likely to throw us back into a Recession in the next two years. Caution. Make sure you watch your finances.

Any weighty planet such as Saturn or Pluto igniting 15-16 degrees will manifest in unique and personal ways for us. Pluto hovers near these degrees during his long retrograde phases this year and next as will Saturn once he moves into Capricorn December 2017.

Full Ur-Pl Square Timeline:

06/24/12 - 08 AR/CAP
09/19/12 - 07 AR/CAP
05/20/13 - 11 AR/CAP
11/01/13 - 09 AR/CAP
04/22/14 - 13 AR/CAP
12/15/14 - 12 AR/CAP
03/16/15 - 15 AR/CAP (Exact)
Effecting us through May 2015

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USA Chart in Biwheel with 11/22/16 transits
illustrating stress transits.

The USA's progressed VENUS is 27 degrees Aries in square to the USA's natal PLUTO. P-Venus will be conjoined by transiting URANUS on June 1, 2017. This as well as Jupiter's T-square lock-in to Uranus and transiting Pluto brings another caution. Be careful how and on what you spend your money and in what you invest should you play the stock market. Let Saturn in trine to Uranus be your guide to caution.

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All eclipses set for Washington, DC 38N53, 77W02. Rounded up to next degree. I.e., if an eclipse is occurs at 10 degrees 05 minutes, it's rounded up to 11 degrees.

The effects of an eclipse can be more pronounced three months before and three months after an eclipse’s occurrence when a New Moon squares the eclipse point or when a weighty transit conjoins, squares or opposes an eclipse point. Mars stirs things up. Saturn ends things. Uranus brings the sudden and unexpected. Pluto complicates matters. People can suddenly disappear from our lives without warning. They can also reappear when we least expect it.

2017 Winter Eclipses

February 10

Appulse Lunar Eclipse (Mo at North Node)
MO 22 LE 28
Feb 10, 2017
7:32:48 PM EST +5
Washington, DC
34N53, 077W02
ASC 15 VIR 50

Feb 26
Solar Annular Eclipse (Sun/Mo 8 PI 12 on South Node)
Feb 26, 2017
9:58:18 AM EST +5
Washington, DC
34N53, 077W02
ASC 22 TAU 03

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Summer 2017 Eclipses

August 7, 2017

Partial Lunar Eclipse – MO on South Node
MO 15 AQ
August 7, 2017
2:10:32 PM EDT +4
Washington, DC
34N53, 077W02
ASC 19 SC 38

August 21, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse - On North Node
SUN/MO 28 LE 52 (conjunct Donald Trump’s Asc)
August 21, 2017
2:29:06 PM +4
Washington, DC
34N53, 077W02
ASC 4 SAG 24

NASA Sky Patterns/Events Info for 2017 Eclipse info HERE.

Wishing you great joy and abundance In November 2017!

In memoriam, my dad, Knute F. Dobkins, December 13, 1921 -- January 21, 2012 & for my brother Knute F. Dobkins, Jr., October 17, 1955 -- September 20, 2015.

Be prepared. That's what the truth and astrology do for us. We gain the edge by seeing things exactly as they are. Not by how we wish they would be. -- Starcats

The best investment you can make right now is the one you make in YOU. All change happens on the inside first as an intention, then as a purging of old, useless and outdated parts of self that leads us to a realignment with our Authentic Self. At that stage, we are then ready to SPEAK OUR WORD and let loose the energy that will manifest our future goals and dreams. Let astrology help!

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