2018 Forecast: Mark Your Calendar

How to Make Good Use of This Forecast

1 - Bookmark this page.  Use this forecast to guide you in timing important events in 2018.

2 – Grab your 2018 pocket or digital calendar. . . .  Read more

Posted by Rami in Corporate Astrology, Forecasts, Practical Astrology, Retrogrades

The Passage to New Earth

The key themes for 2017 are:

  • Breaking away from outmoded structures
  • Finding balance
  • Cultivating inner-spiritual wisdom

Jupiter in Libra thru October
Jupiter, the Great Benefic, has the strongest voice thru October this year.  In Libra, it will deliver opportunities to learn balance within ourselves which will then reflect on our important relationships.  Engage in Inner Work, yoga and other practices that promote balance.

2017 Mercury Retrograde
Keep tab of the Mercury Rx cycles.   Other than the standard DO'S & DON'TS, Mercury Rx cycles are a time to rethink. . . .  Read more

Posted by Earther in Forecasts, Retrogrades, Return to Eden

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury completes its orbit around the Sun in about 88 days, while Earth takes 365 days.

Since Mercury travels faster, it zooms past Earth 3-4 times each year.

As Mercury "rounds the bend," it appears to slow down, stop, move backward, stop again, then move forward— this cycle is known as retrograde or Rx from the Latin word "retrogradus" meaning "backward step." . . .  Read more

Posted by Earther in Retrogrades

Good & Bad Days in August 2017

The scene for August will be ominous.

  • Five Planets—Mercury, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto—in retrograde
  • A Lunar Eclipse on August 7 followed by a total Solar Eclipse on August 21 that will sweep across the most influential country in the world—the United States
  • Chiron, the harbinger of pain and Uranus, the Planet of unexpected upheavals, rebellion, lawlessness, lightning storms, and earthquakes will be prominent during the Solar Eclipse

There will be some good days in August; but there will also be days we need to be extra careful and vigilant.  Avoid crowded places and altercations.  Keep your vibe up.

There are days to avoid in August if you are:

  • Planning an important event
  • Beginning a new project
  • Proposing marriage or getting married
  • Purchasing expensive items
  • Beginning a treatment protocol or having surgery
  • Signing a contract and purchasing a vehicle (other than the dates listed below,  avoid Mercury Rx beginning August 13 thru September 5 )


Days to Avoid

3 – Uranus turns Rx
4 – Sun conjunct Mars, Jupiter square Pluto
6 – Sun quincunx Neptune
10 – Sun quincunx Pluto; Mars quincunx Neptune
13 – Mercury turns Rx
14 – Mars conjunct the Sun; Sun trine Saturn
15 – Venus opposite Pluto and quincunx the Moon; Mars opposite the Moon
16 – Venus square Jupiter
17 – Mars quincunx Pluto
19 – Venus quincunx Saturn
21 – Solar Eclipse; Sun quincunx Chiron and trine Uranus
23 – Mars trine Saturn
25 – Venus trine Chiron and square Uranus
26 – Saturn stations Direct and prepares to move forward

Note: Time zone used is GMT+8; convert to your local time . . .  Read more

Posted by Rami in Forecasts, Retrogrades

Got Your Goat

Jupiter Rx in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn 
Aug 2017

We are approaching the third of three squares (90º) between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn.

* The first in Nov 2016 coincided with the U.S. presidential elections
* The second has begun and will peak on Mar 27 thru Mar 30, 2017
* The third will happen in Aug 2017

Jupiter in Libra will make sure we relate well with one another and try to resolve our disagreements, but what is percolating underneath like an overdue volcano (Pluto) is what we need to be aware of. . . .  Read more

Posted by Rami in Forecasts, Retrogrades

The Spirit of the Law

Saturn Rx, Apr 6-Aug 26

“The spirit of the law” is the resounding theme for this Saturn Rx period.

“The letter of the law versus the spirit of the law is an idiomatic antithesis.  When one obeys the letter of the law but not the spirit, one is obeying the literal interpretation of the words (the “letter”) of the law, but not necessarily the intent of those who wrote the law.”


Understanding the spirit of the law is often overlooked when a person commits a violation.

Not this time; within the Rx period, Saturn will make sure you understand the spirit of the law, and that you will take corrective action.

The Rx period began on Dec 30, 2016 and will last thru Dec 1, 2017; it will peak when Saturn in Sagittarius turns Rx beginning on April 6 thru Aug 26.

Begin: Dec 30, 2016
End: Dec 1, 2017
Peak: Apr 6 thru Aug 26, 2017

Combine the keywords below to understand “Saturn in Sagittarius.”

• To understand Saturn, think discipline, structure, boundaries, limits, expertise, authority, a parent (usually the more controlling one), business & financial institutions, career, maturity, mastery, and wisdom

• To understand Sagittarius, think about the following archetypes: The Philosopher, The Teacher, The Guide, The Traveler, and The Free Spirit

• Pay attention to all things ruled by Saturn including discipline, structure, boundaries, limits, expertise, and authority

• When you are called out for not following a law, boundary or guideline, dig up the “spirit of the law” you violated

• Do not fall into victim-syndrome

• Do not result to blame-shame-guilt

BIG TIP: Turn to the Sagittarius archetypes (see previous section).  Choose one; take stock of the archetype’s unbalanced and balanced qualities. Review your violation and what you plan to do to correct your wrongdoing. Am I coming from balance or unbalance? What do I need to do to achieve balance?

Using The Philosopher as an example—

Unbalanced or Detrimental Qualities: Analysis-paralysis, justifying a wrongdoing, looking for a way to save one’s neck, not owning up to responsibilities, looking for a scapegoat or someone to blame

Balanced or Benign Qualities: Reviewing and understanding the spirit of the law, acting based on what will bring about the highest good for all vs. saving one’s neck

• Correct your wrongdoing, misstep or mistake immediately

BIGGEST TIP: The most important is, demonstrate to the other party that you understand the spirit of the law.


• A Planet moves forward, stops and then moves backward, stops again, and then moves forward. The movement looks like the letter Z.

Direct: Moves forward
Retrograde Station: Stops
Retrograde: Moves backward
Direct Station: Stops
Direct: Moves forward again




• THREE STRIKES. If you have a natal Planet that falls within the “Rx degrees,” know it will trigger three events in your life. Hopefully, by the third strike you would have learned the lesson the Planet brings. For this Saturn Rx period, the degrees are: 21°-27°.

• ALL WILL BE AFFECTED. If you do not have natal Planets in 21°-27°, you will still get wind of the theme. Read the news. Scroll down your Facebook news feed. Look around you. Be observant and open to learning.

• If you know how to read charts, you will be able to tell:

1. THE TRIGGER – The people, situation and area of your life the change will come from
2. THE NATURE – The kind of change or over-all energy
3. THE SITUATION – The area of your life receiving the change
4. ADDED EFFECT – In some cases, not all, the situation will affect other areas of your life

Astrology is a tool to raise one’s consciousness and maintain awareness. If you can identify the trigger, the nature, the situation, the other areas of your life that will be affected, and the exact dates ahead of time—you can save yourself from a lot of trouble and heartache, and know how to better deal with life situations.


• Practical Astrology Simplified teaches how to read and understand birth charts.  It is a prerequisite class to Life in Transit and other advanced classes.

• In Life in Transit, you will learn to forecast events (the trigger, nature, situation, other areas of life that will be affected, and exact dates) and review past events in life to gain more learnings.

Learn more about Earther Rise Astrology Classes . . .  Read more

Posted by Rami in Retrogrades

2017 Neptune Rx

June-November 2017

What’s coming up?

Let’s backtrack a bit. In April, we hurdled five Planets in retrograde—Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto.
May was a bit kinder with only three in retrograde (Rx)—Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto.

It was a breather for most. Instead of fighting fires, many were able to do inner housecleaning and take time to smell the roses.

On June 17, Neptune will come like a huge wave and join the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto Rx bandwagon.
Neptune is Rx for about 150 days; so don’t hold your breath.

Neptune, when Rx, will make us face our fears. It will strip the illusions, fantasies and false realities we subscribe to in order to cope with our fears—about ourselves, our finances, our possessions, what we believe we are worth, our family bonds, our relationships, our careers, and more.

We will have to face reality and wake up. For some, Neptune Rx will be a splash of cold water, for others it will be like Niagara Falls. Neptune will be exactly what you need it to be to wake you up.

The biggest illusion is seeing the outside world as the source of permanent love, peace and joy. While you can make a girl fall in love with you, buy a ticket to a paradise getaway, and invite all your friends for a night of fun and laughter, the outside world can only offer fleeting moments of love, peace and joy.

Like a drug addict, you will move heaven and earth to get your next fix of love-peace-joy, and your next, and your next—whatever the cost is.

Neptune is the planet of addiction.

IF YOU FACE YOUR FEARS AND LET GO OF YOUR ILLUSIONS, there is another side of Neptune. Neptune is also the planet of enlightenment.

It will clear a path so you can go within and discover the true and eternal Source of Love-Peace-Joy that you are.

Posted by Rami in Retrogrades