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CosmiTec's Love Letter, Issue #129 -- Venus Cycles, Marriages and Divorces (Part 2)
August 21, 2015
This Love Letter comes in a wider format again because we wanted to include a graph (image) that would not be readable when posted in the usual format.
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Love Forecasts for September 2015(slowly hover over a paragraph with the mouse and wait a second for additional astrological information)
Click here to download the September 2015 calendar in pdf format.
In general and on a mundane level, events are likely to happen around September 6-7, September 14, September 21 and/or September 27.
During this month of September 2015, one planetary configuration will affect some birthdays in particular: If you are born around January 20-21, March 6, April 20-21, June 6, July 23, September 8, October 24 or December 7-8 you may prefer to be alone this month.
Perhaps, you are separated or just feel reluctant to 'go out', feel 'shy' and prefer solitude and withdrawal instead.
Let's take a look now at how the month will unfold.
From mid to late September there is a whole lot of powerful astrological activity going on in a very narrow time frame.
This suggests that lots of events are going to take place one after the other.
The Sun at 8° Virgo opposes Neptune at 8° Pisces while (stationing) Venus and Mars conjoin at 14° Leo around September 1.
Neptune oppositions always 'dissolve' and weaken the planet they 'touch.'
Late August and early September may bring a weak sense of identity, self-deception and a man leaving your world.
There may be a retreat, confinement, abdication, withdrawal, demise, renunciation, hospitalization etc. noticeable.
Interestingly and 'coincidentally', the Venus-Mars conjunction at a 'critical degree' (14°-15° Leo) often suggests breaking news regarding a death and/or separation from a male person and reinforces or adds to the meaning of the Sun-Neptune opposition.
For other people, this Venus-Mars conjunction will mark a sudden and overwhelming (love) encounter and/or a passionate involvement.
Because the conjunction takes place in the fire sign Leo, all fire signs (Leo, Sagittarius and Aries) are favored by this Venus-Mars conjunction that may enhance their love life in unexpected ways.
On a mundane level, Venus-Mars conjunctions are very accident-prone aspects.
Both planets represent opposites and when they meet, they often 'clash' (in a physical or material way) because they have it difficult respecting boundaries.
They are too impulsive and too spontaneous -- for good or ill -- and tend to bump into unforeseen situations easily.
That's why in some instances and still on a mundane level, these configurations are found in air and traffic accidents.
Around September 6 Venus stations and turns direct again at 14° Leo.
If you encounter or meet someone around these early September days, this may become an important and meaningful encounter.
Also, love at first sight belongs to the possibilities, the more so because impulsive Mars is still 'hanging around.'
If you are Taurus or Libra (or if your Ascendant is Taurus or Libra), there is more relief and things tend to start to gradually go smoother again from now on.
There can be a renewed interest in relationships, socializing and meetings with beloved ones.
Mercury at 13° Libra squares (stationing) Pluto at 13° Capricorn around September 9 for the 1st time this month.
This waning square is too forceful to bring results.
Any protest or critical remark is in vain and it's not the right time to convince someone just now.
Forceful Pluto in Capricorn is too strong to even listen to you and the powers that be have the abilities to block free speech.
Some messages or news may be manipulated or withdrawn/withheld, so, don't believe everything.
Because Mercury is the messenger and Pluto also rules shared resources, there can be issues regarding the stock-market, taxes, loans etc.
If you are born around January 24, March 10, April 24, June 10, July 27, September 12, October 27 or December 11 you are in good company around September 12.
You may be in a profitable union or relationship and/or enjoy happiness with others.
If you are born on this day of September 12, these auspicious influences work out your whole (solar return) year (counting from birthday to birthday).
Around September 13 the Solar Eclipse at 20° Virgo suggests the disappearing of people be it through hospitalization, death, illness, job adjustments, separations, renunciations etc. within the next 6 months.
Indeed, Solar Eclipses work out within a time span of 6 months.
There can be a change of the powers that are as well and there can be enforced changes with lots of hard work to push through.
When looking at Solar Eclipses it pays to read what the brilliant astrologer and researcher Bernadette Brady has to say about this Solar Eclipse Saros series.
According to her research, this Eclipse belongs to the 18 North Saros series and will likely bring a high stress level and individuals will experience a taxing of their strength.
In the following 6 months, events will occur that require the expenditure of effort (this can also manifest as illness or accident).
According to her, this Eclipse series is one of physical concern as well as worry or obsessive thinking (interestingly this fits with the ongoing Mercury-Pluto square).
Of course Eclipses do not always work out the same for everyone in the whole world but for some (depending on where the Eclipse falls in the natal chart), the descriptions will be spot-on.
If this Solar Eclipse builds good midpoints and aspects in your natal chart, this will likely bring highly favorable changes into your life.
Anyway, on a mundane level this Solar Eclipse is going to bring some stressful times.
If you are born around February 5, March 21-22, May 6, June 22-23, August 8-9, September 24, November 8 or December 23 expect a major and powerful turning point in matters of love and/or with a beloved one around September 15-16.
Around September 17 Jupiter at 7° Virgo opposes Neptune at 7° Pisces indicating religious and/or spiritual disagreements and confusion (Neptune is the stronger of the two because it's in its own sign Pisces while Jupiter is in the sign of its detriment).
In many ways and on a mundane level, a clash between both rulers of Pisces (Jupiter is the co-ruler of Pisces while Neptune is the primary ruler of this mutable water sign) points to the uncovering of fraud and/or criminal affairs.
Often, there are audits, criminal investigations and legal inquiries going on.
Also, and still on a mundane level, this opposition has to do with the maritime world, shipping, sailing etc. (because both planets rule Pisces, the sign of the ocean) and we expect some issues in this field in September.
Floods are another possibility here.
This opposition can be very humanitarian and it's likely some rescue and humanitarian efforts are necessary.
Also, because both planets rule expansion, there can be mass events going on (mass protests for example).
One of the major meanings of the Jupiter-Neptune opposition is the fact that people, humanity, tend to be(come) very critical of how society works and how governments help misrepresenting reality.
The Jupiter-Neptune opposition is actually a very paranoid aspect and people become very suspicious and start to question everything (which is a sign of increased awakening).
Also, both planets are very idealistic and reflect a 'grand spirit' with an emphasis on spiritual things (because Neptune is the stronger).
Self-indulgence and starting some big dreams cannot be ruled out here.
Both planets together also favor music, concerts and the like.
So, this can be a very good time frame to attend a concert.
Mercury at 15° Libra stations and turns retrograde around September 17.
As usual, this station will affect Geminis and Virgos (and Gemini and Virgo Ascendants) most.
Things don't go too well and you may not feel too well during this station.
Your judgement may prevent you taking the right decisions and it's best to postpone any important decisions till Mercury turns direct again early October 2015.
Beware of disputes and (traffic) accidents during the station.
On a mundane level, Mercury stations are often indicative of periods of increased strikes.
Around September 17-18 Saturn enters Sagittarius and is about to test (and redefine) your outlook on life, your worldview and belief system profoundly.
Prepare for some shocks in that regards.
In Sagittarius, scientific and structured Saturn wants to know the truth and longs for practical concepts.
You can't believe your ears and wonder if it's real?!
The Sun enters Libra, the Scales, around September 23 and conjoins the North Node the day after, on September 24.
Both the Sun and the North Node at 0° Libra, a 'critical degree' indicate public events that will not go unnoticed.
0° Libra is a degree of (new) encounters, (new) agreements and popularity.
You may find agreement(s) with someone, new encounters or relationships and find opportunities that open (new) doors.
There is assistance and support (most often from a male person) that allow you to express yourself and bring more freedom in your world.
If you are born around February 4-5, March 21, May 6, June 22, August 8, September 24, November 8 or December 22-23, these auspicious influences will affect you most.
What's more, if you are born around this day of September 24, these auspicious and supportive configurations will last your whole (solar return) year long (counting from birthday to birthday).
Around September 24-25, stationing retrograde Mercury at 12° Libra squares (stationing) Pluto at 12° Capricorn again this month.
Though both bodies are retrograde, it's important to know that Pluto is actually stationing on this day of September 25 and will turn direct while Mars enters Virgo on the same day also.
Wow, there's a lot of astrological activity going on between September 23-27 that certainly needs some clarification!
Because of Pluto's station in Capricorn, the corporate and banking world, the governments etc. have the upper hand and are able to force through their will.
However, when Pluto turns direct in Capricorn, the sign of the surface of the planet, the sign of masks, walls and boundaries, expect some (annoying) revelations to come out into the open.
Stationing direct Pluto is about to dig things up.
This is the more so because there is a Lunar Eclipse at 4° Aries around September 27-28 as well.
A Lunar Eclipse is just a more intense Full Moon that brings things out into the open (a Full Moon brings awareness!).
So, what is going on here is just (a) very public and major event(s) that keep our minds busy.
When Pluto stations in the earth sign Capricorn during an Eclipse period, there can be some earthquakes, earth slides, mining disasters, archaeological finds and other matters related to (digging) the earth's (under)ground.
This is even the more so because the Lunar Eclipse is a SuperMoon (the Full Moon is now closest to the earth) resulting in some extreme weather here and there.
Most often, a perigee Full Moon in the Summer (Northern hemisphere) indicates warm and dry weather with possible droughts and thunderstorms and a mild Winter (in the Southern hemisphere).
So, don't think the warm and dry weather here and there is something unusual!
Anyway, that said, the late September days are very eventful with revelations and lots coming out into the open, reaching the surface.
Additionally, Mars in the earth sign Virgo wants all the (minutest) details of it...
Often, you have to take things literally and it may happen that Mars (the worker) has to dig up some earth (the earth sign Virgo) too.
In this position, Mars is very industrious.
Interestingly, the most powerful time frame this month coincides with the unique visit of Pope Francis to the USA and the UN.
We expect these major astrological configurations to be related to this visit (among others) and already wonder what speech he may give that will go around the world...
Mars at 0° Virgo squares Saturn at 0° Sagittarius around September 25-26 reflecting oppression, resistance and futile fights.
Any initiative or activity is blocked leaving you powerless and 'depressed.'
Why don't you take a day or so off?
This aspect gives courage and the ability to overcome fear.
Also, this Mars-Saturn aspect can be very fanatic with strong convictions you stick to whatever happens.
If you are born around January 6-7, February 19-20, April 5-6, May 22, July 8, August 24, October 9 or November 23, the days around September 25-26, can be explosive and accident-prone with sudden changes of course.
Overall, late September looks to be a very fanatic time frame indeed.
The Sun and Mercury conjoin at 7° Libra around September 30, making for an announcement and/or news that might increase your awareness even if, for some of you, the news can be 'disappointing.'
Love Quotes of the MonthWhere love is the seasoning, the dish will please everyone's taste
-- Plautus --
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place
-- Zora Neale Hurston --
Ideal love is a delusion put forth by poets
-- Alphonse Daudet --
Love is never lazy
-- Santa Teresa de Jesus --
In war, hunting and love, a little pleasure gives a lot of pain
-- Spanish proverb --
Young girls dream of marriage, married women dream of love
-- Source Unknown --
What's New on Our Web Site?There are a couple of updates to mention:
Venus Cycles, Marriages and Divorces (Part 2)In our previous Love Letter we analyzed 119 dates of marriages that lasted over 50 and even 80 years.
We saw two peaks in the graph before the morning set of Venus and after its evening rise.
We compared these results with a control group of 175 dates of marriages that ended in divorce after a couple of years.
These dates were taken from the AstroDatabank.
In the graph below you can find the comparison between both groups; the green bars represent the long-lasting marriages while the red bars represent the marriage dates ending in divorce.
Here too, the graph peaks between the evening rise of Venus and its greatest eastern elongation on the one hand and between its greatest western elongation and morning set on the other side.
This is not a coincidence because there are more than 5-6 months between these moments making for a time frame during which more marriages can be concluded.
If you compare this with the couple of days that are in-between the inferior Sun-Venus conjunction and the morning rise of Venus, you will understand why only a few marriages are concluded around the inferior conjunction.
However, it's revealing that from the 294 marriages analyzed in total, there were no marriages ending in divorce when they were concluded around the inferior conjunction.
There is an inferior conjunction when retrograde Venus is conjunct the Sun and maximum 30 degrees earlier than the Sun.
It's interesting to note that Venus is retrograde here.
While astrologers often proclaim not to marry when Venus is retrograde, this may have to be reconsidered or put into a larger perspective.
What can we learn from these preliminary findings?
From the graphs we learn that lasting marriages and marriages ending in divorce are more or less evenly spread.
It's still critical to look at the particular days to find out if some specific aspects or midpoints are found that support a lasting marriage or not.
It's the 'quality of the day' that still may predict the outcome of a marriage.
Also, some astrologers point out that the Venus-Mars cycle at the time of a marriage may be more revealing.
But that's part of another research project...
When looking for the best time frame for a marriage, perhaps it already pays to first look for appropriate days:
If you want to look at the Venus cycles/phases, Astrodienst has a very detailed and useful list.
Just visit astro.com and then:
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