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Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Sun May 14, 2017 4:22 pm

Feb 01, 2016

Wanted to share my experiences which I can correlate to my current transits, like fellow James Condor here.
Maybe not every transit, but the ones that affected me prominently or the ones which I could feel its presence.
I'll use the descriptions given here for convenience.

T.Mars opp. N.Saturn
Rigid, stagnant patterns break up.
Possibly what happened today at the forums—how I viewed astrology has started to change.
Stressful; but can feel very good about constructive labour, of struggling for rather than against.
Possibly the reason why I'm easily frustrated today. Felt good about working hard in school today, but it had no purpose. I felt vigorous, so I liked working harder than normal in school today.

T.Sun conj. N.Uranus (it'll be partile later this night and tomorrow)
Seeking the untried and stimulating. Plans change, routine is broken. Sudden decisions may signal a turning-point.
Maybe. I'm giving tomorrow a chance.
Life offers surprises; and you accept!
What happened at the forums too (if I consider it as a surprise). Also giving tomorrow a chance.
Heightened curiosity; eager and able to learn what life has to teach.
Well I (felt that I) was unusually bright and engaging in class today. Wrote an essay last week. My English teacher thought I wrote a "novel", because it was very long. She read them today (no, not to the whole class!). I have received equal praises (good language) and criticisms (too long and bad handwriting. It was worsened since I wrote in pencil). She kept reminding me of the criticisms, was disappointed with myself, but she just wants me to write better :(

Long term transits:
T.Neptune sq. N.Pluto (half a degree left to be exactly 90' 00' apart)
A deep-rooted psychological evolution is occurring for you. These changes in your window on life and fundamental philosophical orientation are taking place under the surface, perhaps not immediately visible to you or those around you. In reflective moments you will begin to notice that you are thinking about things much differently than before, that even the physical details of the world around you look different.
I guess my views on the world are more astrological nowadays? I'm curious to know everyone's chart, just to know why they have a trait which I find as very noticeable.
But it says it's not immediately visible to me, so I'm giving this transit some time.
At other times you may simply feel withdrawn, a little uneasy, "not all there," distracted.
Sometimes, but when I do feel like the above, I am totally am so.

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Sun May 14, 2017 4:23 pm

Feb 02, 2016

I easily overcame my frustration that night by singing the violin versions of some songs (by singing I mean make the sounds of the violin) and singing songs which are only melodious. Current 'pop' bs songs (alone, without converting it to its violin versions) didn't work out.
I found an old 1960's "Poems for Pleasure" book released by the Cambridge Uni. Press at my home. Found harmony with it. I soon felt better.

My Neptune & Jupiter angular in work here? (Using things to escape reality and it's problems?)

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Sun May 14, 2017 4:23 pm

Feb 04, 2016

Today I have my N.Saturn squared by my T.Sun. It'll be slightly closer tomorrow morning.
Found out that I have a lot of pending homework and teachers' have given short due dates. Next week is a week off (Chinese/Lunar New Year break), if I could persuade some of them, I may manage.
Dig in and do something – it will do wonders for your sense of self-worth.
The class found out my "western palmistry" side, got a lot of attention, feelings of self-worth increased to an extent.
feelings of inadequacy
Mainly because of the worry that I may not have interpreted some hands with my best (been about a month since I learnt palmistry), and because of that some may have got depressed for the unfavourable readings. Though as a step of precaution I told most of them to not take palm readings seriously (like me), that lines slowly change (overtime), and I revealed that I haven't learned/practised palmistry for some time.

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Sun May 14, 2017 4:24 pm

jamescondor wrote:Cool man, appreciate the reference. I think you'll find your note keeping experience worthwhile.
It is important for me, and others too, to first note or journal the days experiences and then compare them to the forums' research, not the other way around- just saying, not assuming you're doing it one way or the other.
For me this process is mostly a learning experience where I'm translating others language into my own understanding. Sometimes it's an instant match, other times not. When I do not see a connection I do not absolutely eliminate astrology as false but I also do not pretend it's an equation unsolved.
Also, as mentioned numerous times, a degree of + and - should be applied in calculation. For example degree of planetary energies such as Venus and Mars, Mercury and Jupiter ect. And aspects.
Time changes astrological degree of importance but it won't change it's existence.

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Sun May 14, 2017 4:24 pm

Feb 08, 2016
jamescondor wrote:Cool man, appreciate the reference. I think you'll find your note keeping experience worthwhile.
It is important for me, and others too, to first note or journal the days experiences and then compare them to the forums' research, not the other way around- just saying, not assuming you're doing it one way or the other.
For me this process is mostly a learning experience where I'm translating others language into my own understanding. Sometimes it's an instant match, other times not. When I do not see a connection I do not absolutely eliminate astrology as false but I also do not pretend it's an equation unsolved.
Also, as mentioned numerous times, a degree of + and - should be applied in calculation. For example degree of planetary energies such as Venus and Mars, Mercury and Jupiter ect. And aspects.
Time changes astrological degree of importance but it won't change it's existence.
Thanks for the kind advice!
Though I'm planning to write my transit experiences somewhere else (preferably tumblr) so I don't hog up the space in this forums, and link them here (or in another topic) esp if I have questions about it.
I'm learning too but it's more like translating what the planets say, use & apply it in real life, makes notes, observations, corrections, and improve my readings, and explore more about it (or something like that). Basically I'm treating astrology like a science. :geek:
Hope your journey of learning astrology goes on smooth like a highway!

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Sun May 14, 2017 4:25 pm

Feb 24, 2016

I've stopped posting in this thread, but I really felt like writing this...
Today at 5:36 pm here, transit Mercury started to enter the partile range of it squaring my natal Saturn. Immediately, around that time I started feeling dull, bored, lousy and possibly vulnerable to easily getting fed up and angry out of frustration, like Jim's anecdotes:
T MERCURY - N SATURN
[Anecdote: Bummed, grumbly, things not working quite right, lousy mood. t ME -90- r SA.]
[Anecdote: Disappointments made me angry, which I expressed as depression, distance, brooding. (Delays from other people interfered with my ability to keep my word on a time-table commitment, and I was keenly aware of how I was inadvertently screwing over some other folks.) t ME -90- r SA along with t SU -180- s MA]
I easily found humour on the TV as somewhat offensive and corrupted/dirty in essence. I was fed up in doing anything. I just wanted to "poof" and get the day done.
I still have that transit going on in me till tomorrow morning.

I'm just amazed at how minutes after a transit starts, its effects could happen just as quickly! :shock: :o

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Sun May 14, 2017 4:26 pm

Jul 21, 2016

Transits of Mercury to my natal Saturn have failed to fail in showing results. I believe from now I can reliably, safely say that a Mercury-Saturn day is a bad day for me.
Today, also minutes after Mercury entered in orb of squaring my natal Saturn at 20°21' Aries, I got very, very disappointed at myself.

Today was my school's annual sports day. I'm not even a sports person in the first place, so I was half-hearted yesterday on deciding on whether or not to go. I decided not to, thinking that I will get bored and as usual, without any friends to hang out with. And there was a special someone who I thought wouldn't show up today.

But I regret making that decision now.

Really surprisingly, I saw the pictures of the day on Facebook, most of my friends turned up, (even that special someone too!) there were many fun things that I missed, and I probably missed my golden opportunity on doing something very socially important to me! (Which was actually a chance of getting closer to that someone who I was interested in, cuz, he doesn't even know me!)
I feel really bad now overall. Like, very bad, even wailing like a baby and forcing myself to cry didn't work. And they said crying removes sadness-inducing hormones from the body, thus making you feel better. :-

I know I know—it's just a small, trivial matter—but it wouldn't hurt anyway if I came to today's sports day event, right? Even if things turned out to be the opposite of what actually happened?!! :x

*This Neptunian tries to calm down*

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Sun May 14, 2017 4:26 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:Mercury-Saturn is never going to be catastrophic on its own, but it sure can be frustrating! When you think that Mercury represents each little decision, each little act of coordination and planning, each practical detail that needs to be managed... Mercury-Saturn, for a day, gives abundant opportunity for "a thousand stupid little things to go wrong" (which, of course, can end up with something big going wrong).

I'm sure you've already noticed that the thing that went wrong here was your own doing - you held yourself back - you exercised Mercury-Saturn traits like caution, calculation, hesitancy, probably over-working the whole thing in your mind.

The good news is: It's a really fast transit :)

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Sun May 14, 2017 4:27 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:Mercury-Saturn is never going to be catastrophic on its own, but it sure can be frustrating! When you think that Mercury represents each little decision, each little act of coordination and planning, each practical detail that needs to be managed... Mercury-Saturn, for a day, gives abundant opportunity for "a thousand stupid little things to go wrong" (which, of course, can end up with something big going wrong).
True.
I'm sure you've already noticed that the thing that went wrong here was your own doing - you held yourself back - you exercised Mercury-Saturn traits like caution, calculation, hesitancy, probably over-working the whole thing in your mind.
I know, right?!
Jim Eshelman wrote:The good news is: It's a really fast transit :)
Bless the Lord for that. :P :mrgreen:

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Sun May 14, 2017 4:27 pm

Oh, and I'm currently downloading Windows 10 since the offer will end soon. But I think I'll install it after my Mercury-Saturn transit ends, knowing my previous technical problems I had to face when in this transit. :P

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:00 pm

Transiting Neptune is semisquaring my Jupiter and Neptune currently. (For 6 months and 4 months respectively.) I suppose it would be disastrous to make commitments at this time.

I'm already aware that I can't keep my commitments right now, all of my practical work needs some time to get done, sometimes too much time. My language has gotten vaguer to people who ask me "Can you get this done by Friday?". It kinda lets them know not to get disappointed if I don't meet their deadlines somehow.

But I didn't know that I shouldn't be making public predictions too lol.

Even though I'm not as much of a football (soccer) fan as many other Malaysians, I thought "why not?" to calculate the Capsolars of Moscow and Riyadh and see whether are there any indicators for losses or wins for the World Cup's first match; between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Moscow has a Capsolar with Saturn moderately angular, and Saturn is on Nadir in Moscow's Cansolar quotidian - some clear loss markers. Jupiter was also around 1º from squaring Riyadh's Capsolar Ascendant. So I guess I kinda went to Instagram and posted a story, stating my prediction that Saudi Arabia may win. But of course I did also say to take the prediction with a huge grain of salt. After all, our method for sports astrology isn't too perfect.

And damn, Russia beat Saudi Arabia by 5 goals to none! It was like as if the universe conspired to make me humiliatingly wrong. (Of course, I probably just did the astrology wrong, and the universe has better things to do, but you get the feeling.) I of course, have already deleted my story when Russia had scored 3 goals, and went to sleep after then. I was surprised when I viewed the highlights earlier this morning, that Russia scored two other goals in the last minutes. Thankfully only 19 people saw my story. But one of them is my past school crush (you know, that Capricorn) so that's kinda extra embarrassing, even though I don't have any business to do with him anymore.

I don't think it's Neptune's transit to my Jupiter-Neptune alone, though. I think it's my angular Jupiter-Neptune aspect by itself too, don't you think? Every once in a while I do something m major that embarrasses me, although not in a serious, damaging way. Heck, even the posts above are kinda embarrassing.

Oh, and another story, probably showing that I should be wary of confessing my feelings too:

During late March, when t.Neptune just entered in orb to semisquaring my Jupiter (but not yet for r.Neptune), I kinda had minor feelings for a guy, and I confessed to him anonymously through his friend's Sarahah account. (It's kind of a website to anonymously post your comments and thoughts of the person who has the Sarahah account.) And when I read the responses from both of them, they were disappointing at least. The guy I was interested in was furious. I lost interest in him right then. Speaking of right then, transiting Neptune was rising when I read their responses. His friend found my confession hilarious.

I got mad and wrote essays and essays to his sarahah account on how I disappointed I was on him and how they shouldn't be mocking homosexuality, and also how homosexuality is totally okay. Then I unfortunately brought up Islam in the wrong context, and a Muslim expresssed how mad at me he/she is in the same sarahah account, and told me to get away from the country if I didn't like it being here. I then wrote several other essays on how much I regret that (and that I meant "corrupt officials using Islam in their advantage") but also how constitutionally wrong he was to tell me to "get out from the country". Thank you school syllabus. Tbh I thought I sounded like a lawyer, because I was talking about several other articles of the Malaysian constitution, its possible loopholes and the law that criminalises homosexuality.

All three ended up expressing their sorry, although the guy I was interested in never said anything himself. It was his friend who told me that he was also sorry.

You're doing so well, Scales. Keep going.
(That was sarcasm, if you don't know.)

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:12 pm

LOL, you'll be fine.

If you give the data on the World Cup match, we can debrief it.
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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:44 pm

The match was on Luzhniki stadium, Moscow. Wikipedia states its coordinates as 55°42′57.56″N, 37°33′13.53″E.

The match began at 18.00 (6.00pm) local time (UTC+3) and I estimate it ended around 19.50 (7.50pm).

Additional details from FIFA's webpage here.

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:07 pm

You didn't include the date. (If it's in the linked page, I'm not likely to go digging.)
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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:12 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:07 pm
You didn't include the date.
Sorry, I forgot to include. 😓

Thursday, 14th June.
Jim Eshelman wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:07 pm
(If it's in the linked page, I'm not likely to go digging.)
You wouldn't have to dig anyway, the link directly leads you to the details and highlights of the match. :)

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:56 am

Thanks. So Moscow competed against Riyadh in a sports event that ended June 14, 2018, 7:50 PM, Moscow. Moscow won. We want to look at the charts to see how this showed.

YEAR
For Moscow, the Capsolar has Jupiter 5° past MC and Saturn 5° past Asc. (We also have moderately foreground Moon, Sun, and Pluto; closely angular Mercury; and widely angular Venus). On the theory that it is clearer to pick losers than winners, and that an angular Jupiter doesn't trump an angular Saturn, this is mixed but inclined against Moscow, though nothing is extremely close.

Should we need backup for clarity, the Cansolar had Jupiter exactly rising (1°00') and Pluto on IC (0°40').

Riyadh's Capsolar has Jupiter within 2° of square Ascendant and no angular Saturn.

Based on the Capsolar, I would give a moderate advantage to Saudi Arabia, but wouldn't push it too far because the angularities in the Moscow Capsolar are fairly wide and it probably "falls through" to the Cansolar - in which case, the two are tied.

QUARTER
Moscow's Arisolar is dormant. Riyadh's Arisolar has Neptune on EP and square M. An unafflicted Neptune tends to be encouraging, but not strongly.

DAY
Moscow's CapQ has MC square ingress Pluto, which speaks in favor of going against the odds. (I forgot to ask who was favored.) There are no transits to Capsolar angles, We have little to nothing to go on, so we check the Cansolar for the day as a backup, and it is quite negative (CanQ Asc square Saturn within minutes and a reiteration of the Pluto).

Riyadh's CapQ Asc squares Uranus and EP opposes Sun. This contributes nothing useful regarding the outcome, but suggests many turn-overs in the game. Nothing transits Capsolar angles; so we are left with inert Capsolar indications for the day and need to rely on the Cansolar, which also gives us nothing useful.

SUMMARY
For the year, there is a mild favoring of Riyadh, but I'm unclear if it's valid, since the relevant Moscow Capsolar indications are so mild (without the Mercury, the Capsolar would have been dormant) that we probably have: Moscow Cansolar Jupiter exactly angular + Pluto, Riyadh Capsolar angular Jupiter. This would seem a tie but probably favoring whoever was expected to lose.

For the Quarter, we have nothing strong enough to tip it either way.

For the Day, Pluto is again the main player for Moscow, suggesting that the expected loser would win. It is unclear whether we fall through to the CanQ (since the Pluto is actually definitive) but, if we do, there is a decisive vote against Moscow.

In conclusion, I would need to know who was favored and whether the odds were extreme. If there was a strong favorite, then I would predict that the favored team would lose. If there was not a strong favorite, then the Pluto "odds-beating" would be irrelevant, making the Moscow CapQ inexpressive and its CanQ the key chart, and I would predict that Russia would lose.
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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:19 am

Jim Eshelman wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:56 am
Moscow's CapQ has MC square ingress Pluto, which speaks in favor of going against the odds. (I forgot to ask who was favored.)
I don't know much about football/soccer, but according to Forbes:
The Russians are widely expected to win this contest, opening as more than a 2-1 favorite against their foe. At the current -240 odds, bettors would need to risk $2.40 to return a single $1 on a victory for the home side, while Saudi Arabia backers could net a hefty $8 for every $1 wagered on an improbable win at +800 odds. Sportsbooks believe a draw is a more likely possibility than an outright upset, setting the odds for a tie at +325.

Other websites also seem to favour a Russian win by one goal, and acknowledged a possibility of a tie.

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:00 am

BTW thanks so much for your analysis, Jim. 😊 I agree that the charts aren't too clear.

So my clouded judgement and the hype of the World Cup are the factors to blame for my minor embarrassment, haha. :lol:

Maybe we'd get better results to reserve the predicting for the knockout phase matches (quarter, semi-final and final matches) rather than the early, group phase matches. :)

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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:21 am

Yes, the effect isn't pronounced unless there is significant local emotional investment. The only way this works is if the win or loss is a mass-psychological event for the city in question, and more or less the biggest thing happening there at the moment.

But the other thing is to always include the posted odds on who will win. Much of the time the only way to pick a winner is whether it is in favor or, or against, expectation. If I knew who was expected to win this in advance, the choice would not have been obscure. (I don't know whether it would have been right, but it would have been decisive.)
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Re: Scales' Transits

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:39 am

From today till October the 5th or so, Saturn will retrograde and station on my Mars - for about two months. Hopefully this transit ends well, and I get to learn the key lessons that Saturn intends to teach me through it. I am a little worried that this transit could mean having my sexuality (Mars) be repressed under oppressive environments. (Saturn)
Jim Eshelman wrote:
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SATURN aspecting Natal MARS
...The fighter in you butts heads with elements of restriction and control, both in your environment and within yourself. Your independent, spirited, creative will seeks to express itself freely and chafes at any bit placed upon it.
Nonetheless, having my Mars in Sagittarius, this transit could definitely turn out like the quoted text above.

Uranus is also transiting my Neptune and squaring my Ascendant for a while now.
Jim Eshelman wrote:
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URANUS aspecting Natal NEPTUNE
At first, you may experience some peculiar emotional states and philosophical uncertainty until your new perspective ripens. The result, though, is likely to be a previously undiscerned level of truth cutting through clouds of obscurity, broadening your consciousness.
I think I am recently feeling that "peculiar emotional state", but I could be wrong. So far, I do feel real weird. A sense of what it seems like indifference that comes from hopelessness. But it's not really that, I think? I don't feel sad or depressed either, although some of my friends around me do think I am feeling as such. I have a feeling that some fresh excitement would help make me feel better, but I'm not saying that because I'm bored. I don't really know. 🤔 I'll let the transit do its job, hoping for the best.

Speaking of fresh excitement:
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Tue May 09, 2017 1:11 pm
URANUS square Natal ASCENDANT
IN BRIEF: Exciting period of discovery and self-awakening. Changes especially occur in relationships, and in your way of interacting with the environment. New freedom, personal renewal; but restlessness and some tension.
Yeah, I'm don't think I'm feeling Uranus squaring my angles yet, because life isn't really that exciting right now. No big changes either. Maybe I will feel this transit better, when Uranus passes over my Zenith again next year.

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