my wonderful husband of 36 years. He was born July 11, 1941, at 2:53 pm
in Toledo, Ohio. Charlie's
last day working for "firm A" was June 30, 2000. What an unexpected
and unpleasant surprise. His first day at the new place, "firm B,"
was October 2, 2000. What a seemingly life-saving event. Is Charlie finished
with the rude shocks in his employment, and, since he nears traditional
retirement age, what are his prospects for safety and security for retirement?
So, in any
case, please accept my sincere thanks for considering this question and
for all the sharing of information that goes on at StarIQ.
I wish I
could tell you the tumult is over, but I can't. Not that I think Charlie
is going to lose his new job. But Charlie's normally steady course is
going to wobble for a little while longer. He's currently in the midst
of several major transits, all of which signal the end of one cycle and
beginning of another. Transitions are seldom easy. Whenever we have one
foot planted in the past and the other foot reaching for the future, the
space in-between is often uncomfortable and uncertain.
a Cancer and Cancers don't always cope well with uncertainty. Cancer likes
safe, secure environments, where the routines are steady and predictable.
When life changes too quickly, Cancers worry.
transits are currently impacting Charlie's birth chart, and it's not only
Charlie's professional life that's shifting. He's also experiencing inner
turmoil, as well as emotional upheaval. In fact, so many transits are
impacting his chart, it's impossible to explore each one in detail.
Here are the highlights:
in the midst of his second Saturn return. This transit started in June 2000,
and continues until the middle of March 2001. Saturn returns to its
natal position in the birth chart approximately every 28-30 years. Charlie's
first Saturn return was in 1971. During the first Saturn return, we assess
what we want to make of life, and then get busy putting those plans in
Saturn return is a reflection on those choices. During this second return,
we cull through almost 60 years of life experience. On the negative end
of this review lies the quicksand of regret and self-recrimination. Charlie
could be brooding over "what went wrong" or what he "should"
On the positive
end of this second Saturn return spectrum lies a valuable distillation
process. But to utilize this time beneficially, we need to allow Saturn
to assists us in recognizing what we've learned and where we still need
Saturn return occurs in his Seventh House of partnership and marriage,
with the focus on examining his relationships, personal and professional.
A bad professional partnership may have been at the root of his being
fired. What's more, the repercussions of that unexpected pink slip may
have placed unusual stress on your marriage. It's hard at any age to lose
your job, but at Charlie's age, it's often a huge blow to the ego. It's
important for Charlie to build his self-esteem and self-confidence.
Charlie is also having a Jupiter return. Jupiter returns to its natal
position every twelve years. Charlie's current Jupiter return started
in August 2000 and continues through April of 2001. Jupiter returns signal
a time of renewed good fortune. Charlie's natal Jupiter is also in his
Seventh House. This Jupiter return softens the edges of his Saturn return
by providing fortuitous opportunities. Despite the loss of one job, another
job was waiting.
But the upsets
aren't over. Uranus, the planet of surprise and upheaval, is hovering
on the cusp of Charlie's Fourth House. This transit started in May 2000
and continues until January 2002. The cusp of the Fourth House, called
the I.C., is a highly sensitive point, specifically focused on issues
of safety and security.
transits the I.C., we experience deep restlessness and difficulty settling
down. Often, this transit indicates a move of some kind, particularly
as Uranus continues its transit through the Fourth House. Uranus will
stay in Charlie's Fourth House until 2009. So don't be surprised if he
suddenly feels the urge to move to a new location, or in lieu of actually
relocating, decides to renovate your existing home.
Uranus transit also catalyzes internal movement. The I.C. is the bottom
of our psychic pond, and when Uranus stirs this point, childhood themes
and family issues surface. Charlie's recent professional upheaval may
have triggered old fears and anxieties he thought were long gone.
Charlie's natal Moon in Aquarius sits in the Fourth House, close to the
I.C. The Fourth House is Cancer's natural sector of the chart, and holds
within its domain issues of the home, nurturing, security and belonging.
Aquarius Moon could lessen the need to cling as it simultaneously deepens
a desire for independence, Charlie's Cancer Sun is apt to override the
need for emotional freedom. Indeed, this placement of the Moon could amplify
a need for stability and safety.
Charlie's Moon from March 2002 through February 2003, which is why I can't
promise life will settle down anytime soon. Uranus-Moon transits are notorious
for startling developments. I don't think this transit will cause additional
career changes. But because Uranus is the planet of surprise, there's
no guarantee on how the tumult will manifest. At the deepest level, Uranus
conjunct the Moon is about revolutionizing our emotional perspective.
In Charlie's case, it's about finding a new emotional strength, anchored
the Moon also impacts the nervous system. Uranus bestows a tremendous
amount of energy. And Charlie will need to channel that power positively.
It will be important to help him find healthy ways of channeling this
energetic surge. Meditation, t'ai chi, yoga, bio-feed back or any other
healthy relaxation technique will be valuable at this time. Anything he
can do to soothe his inner waters will help. The stronger Charlie feels
inside, the easier it will be for him to cope with the on-going changes.