Episode 111. When planets make aspects to Saturn in your natal chart, it can indicate how you deal with discipline or structure. Depending on the aspect, it can amplify ambition and create a sense of wanting to contribute something meaningful..or it can indicate an unwillingness to do the work. In some cases, a poorly aspected Saturn could indicate someone who lacks discipline or is too controlling.
Episode 110. When planets make aspects to Jupiter in your natal chart, it can show how you expand. Keep in mind that Jupiter is one of the social planets so the expansion is based on the cooperation of others. That cooperation can come through shared spiritual beliefs, philosophic attitudes, or ethics.
A well-aspected Jupiter could indicate someone who contributes to society in a positive manner and has their goals supported. A well-aspected Jupiter could also show where you’re lucky and could also add an enthusiastic, optimistic, jovial side to your personality. A poorly aspected Jupiter could indicate someone who is hypocritical or has trouble finding their place in the social structures. In some cases, a poorly aspected Jupiter could indicate excess, indulgence, or a tendency to take things for granted.
Episode 109. When planets make aspects to Mars in the natal chart, it can impact the way your express aggression or the way you take action. It can also have something to say about how you lead as well as your drive or ambitions. For example, a poorly aspected Mars might indicate someone who acts rashly and has an ill temper. A well-aspected Mars could signify a person that is an inspiring leader or who pursues their goals with enthusiasm.
Episode 108. When planets make aspects to Venus in the natal chart, it can impact relationships, how you express love, your creativity, as well as how you express your romantic feelings. It can also impact your capacity to create beauty and harmony as well as material prosperity. A well-aspected Venus could indicate a person who functions well in relationships, has creative talents or is able to attract the good things in life. A poorly aspected Venus could indicate problems around expressing romantic feelings or creative skills as well as possible relationship or social issues that will need to be worked on.
I've got Venus sextile Uranus in my chart - which can bring unusual relationships into my life - or romantic relationships with friends. My husband and I were friends for five years before we became romantically involved. So there ya go!
Episode 107. When planets make aspects to Mercury in your natal chart, it can impact your thinking, and give clues as to what kind of mind you have. It can also affect how well you communicate or don’t. Remember that Mercury is rather neutral on its own. Where it sits in the natal chart and the planetary aspects will determine how it operates.
A well-aspected Mercury can indicate someone with a fine, focused mind who is able to achieve success while a poorly aspected Mercury could indicate someone who has trouble with school or expressing their ideas. Learn more in this quick lesson!
Episode 106. "The 12th house needs a makeover," says Aliza Rose of The Business Mystic. I couldn't agree more. So many astrology books call this the "house of self-undoing," and connect it to prisons, karma, and institutions. Aliza Rose sees it differently. She views the 12th house as a superpower, a place of strength. Learn how you can turn this house upside-down and find your hidden power too.
Episode 105. (Recap: An aspect refers to the angles planets make to each other in the horoscope. They are measured by mathematical angles, which means you need to know a bit about geometry. I’ve talked about aspects in previous episodes so please go back and listen to learn more.)
When planets make aspects to the Moon in your natal chart, it can affect your emotions, unconscious mind, habit patterns of the past, relationships with your mother, how you relate to women, and your parenting abilities.
If your Moon is well aspected, you may be an exceptional parent or someone who has a centered emotional disposition. A poorly aspected Moon could indicate trouble expressing your feelings or a difficult relationship with your mother. Learn more in this fast 'n furious episode!
Episode 104: Finding Your Life Purpose in Astrology with Ruth Connell
When people come to an astrologer, it's not just to find out about the future. They want to learn about themselves and their life purpose. Astrology can give clues to what you're here to do (hint: it's not always about vocation). There are a few markers to explore, namely the Sun, Lunar Nodes, and Midheaven. These three can indicate your reason for being here.
But can your life purpose change? Absolutely. While some may seem to have a singular life mission, the planets are always moving and that can bring new avenues to explore. Transits show what's currently happening and how it may impact our destiny while the progressed chart indicates how you're evolving. In other words, as you continue through life's journey, you're always growing and changing. Astrology shows how this all plays out.
In this special episode of Astrology Bytes, I'm joined by Supernatural actress Ruth Connell, to talk about finding life purpose in the astrological chart. We begin by examining her Midheaven, Sun, and Lunar Nodes and discussing how they have impacted her life's direction and career. We're also looking at the current transits to explore "what's next?" And lastly, we take a glimpse into the progressed chart. You'll get an idea of some of the things an astrologer looks at when they're trying to help you find your path.
Episode 103. An aspect refers to the angles planets make to each other in the horoscope. They are measured by mathematical angles, which means you need to know a bit about geometry. I’ve talked about aspects in previous episodes so please go back and listen to learn more.
When planets make aspects to the Sun in your natal chart, it can affect your selfhood and willpower. For example, if you have the Sun at a positive angle with Pluto, it can indicate that you are able to stand firmly in your power and might be a leader. If the Sun is in a challenging aspect to Pluto, you may be a person who is timid - or has a tendency to abuse your power.
Aspects to the Sun can give a clue about your energy and courage. If your chart is well aspected but your Sun is weak, it can make it difficult to rise to your potential. In that case, you may have to work extra hard to grab those opportunities.
Episode 102. If you've been studying astrology for any time, you know that the Moon impacts your personality, namely your emotional world. But did you know that the phases of the Moon you're born under have something to say about you too? For example, I'm born near an eclipse - which amplifies my intense Scorpio Moon. The current transits of the Moon also can create an impact based on your lunar phase. Curious?
Listen in as Sarah Faith Gottesdiener joins me to share her wisdom on Lunar Types. You'll learn about the various phases of la Luna, the effect it has on your persona, and how current transits affect your "lunar type." Sarah is such an amazing teacher - I learned so much! Tune in and lunar on!
The website mentioned in this episode is NASA Skycal.