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The celestial movements reveal the workings of our soul-life, its cycles, rhythms and patterns....
you are invited to use the material on this page to assist you in the process of reflecting on your life,
allowing your own facility for wisdom and guidance to be revealed to you.

You'll find here a wealth of background information to enhance your understanding
of the planets, signs and other aspects of the art of astrology.


The most recent articles are at the top, an archive of earlier articles is located
at the end
of this page, and there is a variety of themed sections in between.

Do also visit the 'Guest Writers' page.

 

THE ZODIAC GALLERY

 

Click here to enter ...

See all twelve Johfra images plus a collection of poetry written while contemplating them.

 

See the images ...

Read the words ...

Enjoy the inspiration ...

 

Grateful thanks to everyone who made this project possible by sharing their creativity over the years.

 

Image left: detail from the Pisces card.

Used with permission.

 

 

 

Click here for date list ...

 

"PLANETARY HIGHLIGHTS 2015-2018"

 

Focus on the aspects to Saturn, from Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron ...
and Jupiter aspecting Uranus and Pluto.

(With brief introductory notes)

 

 

"Goddess of the Frozen Waters"

SEDNA

 

 

The Oscar Pistorius story ... archived material is below. Click here.

 

 

TO THE CENTRE

 

 

THREE Centaurs are moving in the zodiacal area of the Galactic Centre:

PHOLUS

CHARIKLO

HYLONOME

 

If you have planets in the last 5° of Gemini or Sagittarius, they may resonate especially strongly for you.

 

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JUPITER

in

LIBRA

 

On September 9th 2016, at 11.19 GMT, Jupiter enters Libra for a sojourn of about one year.

 

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On BBC Radio 4, this very morning, the Archbishop of Canterbury said:

 

"Peace is about learning how to disagree well in our lives."

 

The discernment which we learn in Virgo develops in Libra into an appreciation of difference and opposites.

 

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CHIRON

squaring

SATURN

2016-17

 

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Fear of fear ...

 

Healing the

'wounded' authority

within ...

 

The trail of planetary rulerships which link Chiron and Saturn to Jupiter in Libra ...

 

Read more

 

 

A tribute to Dane Rudhyar

 

 

The dates above list when Uranus-Pluto squares were exact, time-markers of a process
which began in 2011, reached exactitude 2012-2015, and continues onwards until 2018.
Read on .... and click here for the article 'Change, change, change'.

 


 

 

ORCUS - COMPANION OF PLUTO

 

Orcus is a TNO (Trans-Neptunian Object) whose orbit mirrors that of Pluto in a most evocative way.

It is currently located in early Virgo, opposite both Chiron and Neptune, making a very long series

of oppositions to both of them, as they are placed now in Pisces.

I've not written a 'proper' article yet, but here is the ' work in progress'.

Watch this space for more information ... and meanwhile,

click here for some images, an ephemeris, an MP3 recording, article and book 'Sea Eyes' .....

And don't miss the movie 'The Whale'!

 

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The Awakening!

Saturn meets Uranus

Click here for FREE DOWNLOADABLE audio material on this theme

‘The Awakening’, composed in August 2008 by Melanie Reinhart, using the astronomical orbital elements of the movement of Saturn, relative to Uranus, as seen from the vantage point of the Sun.

Computed using the ACS Programme ‘Astrological Mandalas’

created by Rique Pottenger.

Click here for a larger image to download ...

 

This well-known picture, of an astounded shepherd putting his head through the Firmament and perceiving the cosmic mysteries, is an etching by Flammarion, late 19th Century, often wrongly attributed to the 16th Century alchemists, although probably derived from them. Flammarion wrote a weather report column for a French newspaper, although this picture evokes the inner 'weather'!

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The Pluto Section

Although the 'exclusion' (August 2006) of Pluto from the Solar System has proven controversial, the 'new shape of things' yields some wonderful symbolism. Browse the articles below for further information... and also see below for material on Pluto's transit through Capricorn, from 2008 until 2024. 'As Above. So Below .....' says the abbreviated version of the ancient Hermetic maxim. Previous periods in history when man's understanding of the cosmos 'above' was radically altered were times of great turmoil 'below'. Like now.

 

The articles below provide a review of the process of Pluto moving from Scorpio, the sign it co-rules,
through Sagittarius and into Capricorn, where it is now.

 

Macrocosm and microcosm co-reflecting

Recording available of the London workshop 2009: PLUTO JOINS THE DANCE - click here to buy

 

 

Articles featuring Pluto

 

I: Re-Classification  - Listening to the Beyond

 

The meaning and symbolism of the reclassification of Pluto, and other changes in the definition of our Solar System.

II: Alignment with the Galactic Centre

 

Pluto aligned (in late Sagittarius) with the centre of our galaxy.

This reflects the need and brings the opportunity to align with our own deeper centre ...

III: Imaginal Location

 

More on the constellational environment of Sagittarius-Capricorn, rich with stories and symbols ...

IV: When Time Stands Still

 

Stations of Pluto: significance and opportunity offered.

(Includes general material on Stations)

V: Breaking the Taboo on God

 

Chiron conjunct Pluto in Sagittarius ushered in the Millennium.

A small retrospective ...

VI: Pluto, Lord Of Transformation

 

Archive material about Pluto in Scorpio, still relevant now...

VII: Threshold Crossing - Pluto in Capricorn
2008-2024


Some thoughts on the transit of
Pluto in Capricorn.

VIII: Want to Know ?


Be prepared to be nudged out of your comfort zone ...

 

More Articles ...

               

 


VENUS:
Queen of Heaven and Earth

The Venus Gallery

Articles:

i)    Descent and Return

ii)   Journey Across the Sun

     (The Transit of 2012)

Diagrams and Information:

i)    The 5-pointed Star of Venus

ii)    Dates for the current cycle
iii)   Dates of stations and conjunctions with the Sun
       (1900 - 2044)

iv)   Permalink to Venus cycle phenomenon
       (on astro.com 500BC - 3000AD)

Pictures:

i)    Mandalas of the orbit of Venus, with description

ii) Click here for gallery

(Right-click this link and open a new window to view)

 

An exploration of the cyclic journey of Venus, with reference to the ancient story of the goddess Inanna. For the Sumerian culture, the planet we call Venus was a personification of Inanna.

 

Inanna's story can be read as an almanac of the movements of Venus, charting as it does her periodic appearances and disappearances in the dawn and evening skies.

As ancient Sumeria equates with modern-day Iraq, this story surely has particular poignancy at present. It was literally pieced together from cuneiform text written on clay tablets, found in broken fragments buried in the sands of Iraq. They were unearthed and housed safely in museums, mainly in Turkey and the USA, to be 're-membered' much later by a dedicated international team of Sumeriologists who pieced the fragments together over decades and began the painstaking translation work.

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Click here to download dates of the current cycle

 

Click here for details of MP3s to buy

Diagram left depicts the orbit of Venus in relation to the Earth, and was created by Melanie Reinhart in 2005 using the ACS programme 'Astrological Mandalas' by Rique Pottenger. (In the UK, contact Roy Gillett).  Below is a fractal image 'Star of Venus', created by Melanie over an Ingress of Venus into the sign of Cancer, using the programme Fractal eXtreme.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chiron and the Centaurs

New! Click here for material on the Chiron Return - free downloads and to buy

 


Working with the Weirdos

(first published in TMA)

 

Chiron                             Pholus                            Nessus

 

  • Click here for downloadable PDF ephemeris of Chiron, Pholus and Nessus 1800 - 2040 (monthly positions)
  • Click here for downloadable PDF ephemeris of Chiron, Pholus and Nessus 1930 - 2017 (daily positions - file is 2.38mb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHIRON,

NEPTUNE and

NESSUS in PISCES

 

In 2014, Nessus will join Neptune and Chiron in Pisces, following up on where Pholus was during the 1970s.

 

More information ...

More pictures like the one on the left ...


All Change Please  

In 2005, three little-known Minor Planets called 'Centaurs' changed signs. Chiron and Nessus moved from Capricorn into Aquarius, and Pholus from Scorpio into Sagittarius. This article explores the meaning of these shifts, and offers original material on Chiron, Pholus and Nessus. These three Centaurs are the ones whose meaning is most articulated so far.

 

 

Chiron and the Centaurs

 

 

 

 

Presence Heals the Past
The timeline of Chiron and Saturn

 

From 2003 - 2006, Saturn made a series of seven oppositions with Chiron, across an axis of great interest which lines up with an ancient model of the Chakras and the signs of the zodiac. Noting what occurred for you around the dates in the sequence from Root to Crown may help you understand what was going on in certain aspects of your inner and/or outer life during this time of strongly accelerated awareness ...

And see here for material on the 2017 squares ...

     

The Chiron-Neptune conjunction:

"Healing Illusion and Developing Compassion"

Click here for MP3s available

 

Click here and scroll down the page to hear

Melanie speaking about Chiron in Pisces,
with Ana Isabel of Spirit Radio

Click here for article about Chiron-Neptune

 

Picture created by Melanie Reinhart in December 2008, relating
the orbits of Chiron + Neptune, from the vantage point of Jupiter.

 

The Uranus-Neptune Section

 

Lightning Over the Waters - I - Macrocosm and Mythic Images.

This article explores the 7 year 'mutual reception' between Uranus and Neptune 2003 - 2010.

Looking at the 'Big picture'...

 

Lightning Over the Waters - II - Up Close and Personal

Continuing our exploration of the mutual reception of Uranus and Neptune (2003-2010), this article takes an individual and intimate approach by concentrating on our personal experience......

 

A Metalogue of Uranus & Neptune

First written for the Journal of the Astrological Association (UK). An account of an amusing 'real-time' astrological event which occurred during the writing - with wry comment on the more bizarre end
of the Aquarian spectrum!

 

Water Bearer Dreaming

The symbolism of the sign of Aquarius.

Since the 1960s and the musical Hair, most people know that 'This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius', but perhaps not everyone knows that this refers to a shift in a major astrological cycle called the Great Year, which lasts 25,800 years. It comprises 12 periods averaging 2150 years each, corresponding to the 12 zodiacal constellations...... (Written Winter 2000.)

 

Shaping the Dream ...

The oppositions of Saturn and Neptune

Between June 2006 and September 2007, Saturn and Neptune made three exact oppositions to each other, across the signs of Leo and Aquarius. This was the half-way point, the high water mark, on their cycle which began in 1989, in the sign of Capricorn, where Pluto is now transiting ......

 

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Talking ... and listening ... to the Moon


(Original water colour by Melanie Reinhart, 'Dialogue' 1984.)

 

 

Moon Talk I

The Moon completes one orbit around our home planet Earth approximately every 29 days in an intimate and cyclic relationship which has profound effects within the soul. We know that the gravitational pull between the Earth and the Moon affects the seasons, mating, migration, tidal rhythms, and other behaviours in the plant, animal and human kingdoms. It is likewise within the waters of soul ....

 

Moon Talk II - Mother Moon

For many cultures, the Moon is the Great Goddess present through the waxing and waning of life in all its manifold forms, her shape-shifting but predictable cycle embracing the paradox of continuity within change ....

 

Moon Talk III - New and Full Moons - Current

Dates, times and zodiac signs. Use this dowloadable information to help you stay connected with the inner tides of your soul. Keeping track of the Moon's cycle and your attunement to it is a wonderful way to offset some of the insecurity and unknowing which characterises these times. This page is updated regularly.

 

Moon Talk IV - Eclipse Information

(Right-click the link above to access the wonderful NASA pages on eclipses.)

Here is the astrological information on current and forthcoming eclipses. An inspirational paragraph from Laleh Bhaktiar.

 

Moon Talk V - the 'Void of Course' Moon

Every few days, after the Moon makes its last aspect before changing sign, it is said to be 'Void of Course'. Time to let go, cease effort, take a break and don't 'push the river'... Click here for current VOC dates and times.

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ARCHIVE

A selection of articles which contain themes of enduring or historical interest,

or cover material that may be of interest to those studying astrology.

You can also use this material to help you review and more deeply understand personal
experiences which occurred during the periods mentioned.

 

The Lion Portal Opens

A personal response to the London bombings, July 7th, 2005.

Photo by Richard Wicksteed from
'Mystery of the White Lions' by Linda Tucker.

Used with kind permission of the author.

 

Celestial Hexagram

The 'Harmonic Concordance' of November 2003.

(Chart generated with Solar Fire v.5.1)

 

Chiron-Neptune in Pisces

A fish feeding makes ripples like the sign of the Tao

Photo: M. Reinhart, Bali, 2011.

 

See also the article on Nessus entering Pisces.

         

 

Mercury in Gemini

 

THE WISE TRICKSTER

 

 

This Retrograde period of Mercury lasted from May 19th - June 11th, 2015, but the whole arc of its relevance stretched from May 4th - July 23rd.

 

As Mercury is the god of communication, this period features connection, dialogue and exchanges, with others and with ourselves.

 

Read more here

 

 

Dragon's Head

and Dragon's Tail

Lots of material

on the Moon's Nodes.

 

 

See also my book 'Incarnation' recently revised and newly available.

 

Click here to purchase.

 

 

Change, Change, Change !!!

 

'Beyond the squares'. Reinhart 2015.

 

The last exact Uranus-Pluto square was March 17th 2015, but its 'postlude' continues until 2018.

 

Changes 'pending' will now begin to become real, to manifest, to become possible. Momentum balances itself as manifestation begins and develops, as old structures are broken up, inwardly and outwardly.

 

Read more here

 

         

 

2012 INSIDE OUT

a personal reverie

 

Buddha gazes out over dawn valley

Photo: M. Reinhart, Borobodur, Java, 2008.

 

VALENTINE'S DAY TRAGEDY:

OSCAR PISTORIUS SHOOTS REEVA STEENKAMP

(Click here for article, with updates as the astrological symbolism was expressed in reported events)

 

 

 

During 2009, there was a rare series of exact triple conjunctions in Aquarius, with Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune...click here to read more ...


Within orb 2007-2014, this conjunction is truly a
'signature' of these times.

Click here for Turkish translation.

Click here for Phoebe Wyss article.

 

         

FORENSIC

MERCURY

 

 

Mercury Rx

in Scorpio

 

October-November 2013

 

This article describes in detail the seven stages of Mercury's cycle from when it enters the 'field' of the Retrograde loop, until the next Superior Conjunction.

 

You may find yourself looking forward to every Mercury Retrograde Cycle after reading this article!

 

Click here to read the article

 

COMETS

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Material on Comet ISON

 

Material on Comet
PAN-STARRS

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CONTEMPLATING

 

Saturn

conjunct

North Node

September 25th, 2013

 

The 'Wheel of Fortune' turns

 

 

Every 12 years or so, Saturn makes a conjunction with the North Node.
From mid-August to mid-November, 2013, this happened again ...

 

Read more here

 

Blog for TMA on

the role of Venus, also

conjunct Saturn-Node

 

 

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