If you have planets between 26 Pisces and 3 Aries or were born in mid 1966- spring 1967 you should read this.

The last couple years I have talked about an awakening period for the Generation X clan. I consider these to be the people born in the 1960’s and I focused in many of my classes and radio shows on those born between 1965-68 with the tight Uranus/Pluto conjunction in Virgo in their natal charts [ around the 18-24 Virgo range]. I have talked at length about how late 2015 through late 2016 this group would get a trine from transiting Pluto in Capricorn as well as conjunctions from transiting Jupiter in Virgo as well as the North Node in Virgo during this period with the highlight being the summer of 2016.

Many that I know in this group have been given the wake-up call if you will. Upon further study of my own chart and those of others, I ran across another time period of interest that is a few years down the road. Those born in mid-1966 through the spring of 1967 will also have Saturn in the late degrees of Pisces through the early degrees of Aries. This article will apply to those people as well as in some degree to anyone with planets in the last few degrees of Pisces through the first few degrees of Aries..let’s call it 26 Pisces through 3 Aries.

Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and signifies the wrapping up or completion or letting go of old things while Aries is the beginning of the new year [ if you use the correct calendar] and signifies new birth and new beginnings. Every year during February through April the inner planets will always move through these 2 signs and some years some of the outer planets will be there also. This is a changing over the period..there are deaths and births and a changing of the guard if you will.

If you were born in mid-1966 through early 1967 your natal Saturn will be in the last few degrees of Pisces or the first few degrees of Aries. Old soul vs new soul, death vs. rebirth, old vs. young, the crossover point where the zodiac ends and then begins again.

Just so you know where I am coming from I have Sun at 29 Pisces and Saturn at 02 Aries so I have a vested interest in this. In looking at my chart a few years down the road I noticed a very key time period for myself as well as anyone with planets in those late Pisces/ early Aries degrees. The period I am looking at is the period from about April 2024 – February 2026. I can’t tell you everything that will happen at this point but forewarned is forearmed..or something like that.

As you may know when planets station the energy of that planet is much more powerful than normal. If that planet happens to station on one of your planets than even more so. So I’m going to run down a little timeline of that period for you just so you know what’s up.

First I want to briefly go over a couple of the key players here. Saturn, Neptune and the Nodes. Saturn is rules, structure, disciple, the great auditor. Saturn shows us limitations and helps us see what needs to be fixed. Saturn is also structured and it is also the structure of consciousness. I have found that many people will often show their Saturn sign as much as their Sun sign.. why?.. because that is how they structure their reality. I have Saturn in Aries…I often structure and confront my reality from an Aries point of view.

Neptune is the subconscious, intuition, the mystical, spiritual, paranormal part of our brain. Neptune rules all the weird stuff that we can’t put our finger as well as the non3d part of our reality.

The North Node is the future or the energy we need to embrace to go forward. The North Node is like watching a movie preview..you don’t always get the whole movie at that time but you get to see enough to form an idea what you may like or if you would care to see that movies.

The South Node is past karma, things being worked on from previous lives and people and/or issues that we can draw upon for help but in the long term will hinder our growth.

If you follow the chakras Saturn is the 1st Chakra, Mars is the 3rd Chakra and Neptune is the co-ruler of the 2nd chakra [ although there seems to be some discussion about this].

If you have kept a journal you may want to look back at these time periods to get a bit of the flavor that’s coming:

May-July 2006. The North Node was between 3 Aries- 26 Pisces during this period.

July- December 2015 The South Node was between 3 Aries- 26 Pisces during this period.

March 1996- Jan. 1997 Saturn was between 26 Pisces- 3 Aries during this period.

Currently, Saturn is in late Sag so it is at the last square before it hits the place it will be in the period of 2024-2025 that I mentioned above. Many things that are started now will hit the next phase then when Saturn is square to the position it is in now. Saturn takes roughly 28 years to go through the zodiac so every 7 years it squares where it was 7 years before.

Also as a point of reference note that most of the planets make stations, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto make stations twice a year normally…once going retrograde and then another going direct. Mercury goes retro 3 or 4 times a year so it makes 6 -8 stations a year. Venus goes retro every 18 months so it stations twice every other year. Point being… planets do not station that often and the out planets are usually far apart and not near the same degrees so it is a big event when multiple outer planets and/or Nodes converge at a certain point..it IS telling us something.

If you do not know where 26 Pisces-3 Aries falls in your chart I would find out in the next couple years.

Ok, enough of that here’s the lineup you will be getting between April 2024- December 2025 I’m going to use the dates when things hit 29 Pisces since that is kind of the mid-degree of the degrees we are talking about as well as it being the last degree of the Zodiac. I have also included the dates when planets station near these degrees in this period.

4/30/24 Mars is at 29 Pisces – Mars is activation.

6/24/24 Neptune is at 29 pisces – Neptune is intuition

7/1/24 Neptune stations Rx 29 pieces –

12/3/24 North Node hits 3 Aries moving backward- the North Node is future

12/6/24 Neptune station direct 27 pisces –

1/11/25 North Node hits 29 Pisces

3/3/25 Neptune hits 29 Pisces going direct

5/13/25 Saturn hits 29 Pisces- Saturn is structures

5/25/25 Saturn enters Aries

Saturn, Neptune and the North Node are all conjuncts during this time in the late degrees of Pisces

7/3/25 Neptune station retrograde 2 Aries

7/12/25 Saturn stations retrograde at 1 Aries

9/1/25 Saturn re-enters Pisces at 29 degrees

11/28/25 Saturn goes directly at 25 Pisces

12/9/25 Neptune stations direct at 29 Pisces

1/26/26 Neptune enters Aries

2/04/26 Saturn hits 29 Pisces

2/14/26 Saturn enters Aries

Saturn hits 3 degrees Aries in March while Neptune stations twice more near this point later in 2026.

Suffice to say any planets or wherever you have these degrees in your chart will be completely changed during this time. If you have anything at exactly 29 Pisces you will get 3 direct hits from both Saturn and Neptune while having a conjunction from the transiting North Node. This will be a game changer to the 10th exponent.

Also, note that Pluto will make its first movement into Aquarius in March of 2023. Starting in late September of 2025 Jupiter will be in the 20 degrees of Cancer which will be forming a trine to the Saturn, Neptune and North Node placements in Pisces.

What does it all mean? Too many variables but I would start focusing now on this area of your chart and start putting things into place now..this could be the big payoff if you are prepared. What I can guarantee is lots of changes and this will be a once in a lifetime combination of transits.


Generation x :rise of the slacker: By Mark Metheny


mark_profileGeneration x: The rise of the slacker
March 5, 2012

I’m going to speak to a certain group of people now. This may appeal to others as well but I’m particularly speaking to the people of my generation, Generation X if you will. There is much debate about when the Generations actually start and end but I have correlated the different generations with their Pluto signs as I think each generation has their own power structure and their own mark to make on society. Pluto is the Planet [or Planetoid you choose ] that rules how we evolve as a society and individually.

 I have seen Gen X as starting anywhere from either side of 1965 going on through to as late as 1982.I put it as 10/20/1956 to 07/30/1972 But to narrow it down I am looking even more at the group with the tight Uranus Pluto conjunction in Virgo say from the dates 08/1962 to 12/1969.

We have been called slackers and spent a large part of our time nonconforming and raging against corporate America and other fun activities. It just so happens now that as many of us should be in the middle of our “careers” or easing into middle age it is our turn to step up to the plate and leave our mark as a generation.

Having spent much time disenchanted with the mainstream and ignoring marketing ploys sent to us through our tv’s and computers we are now staring down our futures and realizing that the world isn’t any less screwed up than when we first started ridiculing it. As a collective, our Generation is now being activated by retrograde mars running amok through Virgo which is activating said Uranus Pluto conjunction. Also, Chiron is back in Pisces which it was when those of us in the ballpark of 50 to either side was born. Thirdly Neptune, which rules our imagination is now in the sign of Pisces and starting to form an opposition to our natal Uranus Pluto conjunctions. Lastly, Pluto is currently in the sign of Capricorn forming a trine to our Uranus Pluto Natal conjunctions.

The people born between August of 1962 and December of 1969 are being awakened to make their mark in the world and help everyone heal on a physical and psychic level.

The Uranus Pluto conjunction in Virgo in the Birth charts for these people has lent itself to being very analytical and skeptical of information we are being told. I know few people in our age group that get their news from the mainstream media. I know many that are single, divorced, never been married or don’t have children, much more so than any other generation near us. I think this is good that we aren’t gullible or naïve and that we look into things for ourselves. However, this can breed a sense of constant inner dissatisfaction that can be hard to overcome. Are we too cynical for our own good?

This conjunction is being activated by Mars transit through Virgo. Mars went into Virgo November 9thof last year, turned retrograde on January 23rd of this year, will station and go forward on April 13thand finish its visit through Virgo the first week of July. Now Mars is very aggressive by nature and works on an instinctual level, Virgo is very analytical and anal retentive, to a fault sometimes, but great at fixing problems. When Mars is retrograde its energy is turned inwards, so Mars has a lot of things to fix while it’s in Virgo, but when the energy is turned inwards it becomes frustrating and irritable. It wants to fix many things and usually at the same time as the Virgo frenetic energy can work on many things simultaneously when undisturbed. This frustration leads to a sense of introspection to analyze what is worth doing and what is just busy work. Discriminate between what activities or battles are of value and what is just OCD. What is the fix for this?

As mentioned earlier Neptune and Chiron are both in the sign of Pisces and traveling very close together and they will be opposing the Uranus and Neptune in our charts in a couple years so now is the time to start visualizing or imagining [ Neptune ] what kind of a world we want to live in and what we want it to look like. Neptune is about faith and seeing the connectedness is all living things. We need a healthy balance between faith that there is a purpose to things that happen and skepticism. Too far to either side and you become delusional on one side and jaded on the other. We do have a purpose here sometimes it just takes a little while to find it.

Chiron is an Asteroid and it is known as the wounded healer and it’s where we get our ability to heal ourselves and others on a holistic level. Mind, body, soul. We must visualize ourselves as one cohesive unit and balance out the Virgo tendency to compartmentalize and over analyze. Chiron and Neptune in Pisces are about healing the schism between Uranus and Pluto in Virgo.

The last pieces were Pluto is in Capricorn, this is forming a Trine to Virgo which means they are harmonious energies and they are easily able to work together. Pluto is about transformation amongst other things and Capricorn is about self-accountability. We must hold ourselves as a group accountable for what we don’t like in the world even if we weren’t willfully complicit it is still ours to analyze [ Virgo ]what is wrong and help to fix [ Chiron ] it. We can either spin further out of control right now or we can seize this opportunity to overthrow [ Uranus ] the power structures [ Pluto ] we don’t like in our world by holding them accountable [ Capricorn ]. These may be inner or outer structures, they may be a controlling boss, an addiction, a Government, whatever is negatively controlling us. This is the time be the change in the world that we want to see.


Neptune in Pisces February 1, 2012 By MARK METHENY

mark_profileEvery year there are many times when a Planet changes Signs, some of Planets change Signs several times a year such as Venus and Mercury and the Sun. The outer Planets stay in a sign much longer so on the rare year when one of the outers switches signs it is noticed much more because of the slow transit time of the Planet. Most of the outer Planets have changed signs recently and we will have Saturn, which is kind of the bridge between the inner and outer Planets, moving into Scorpio in October. The only true Outer Planet changing Signs this year is Neptune which will be leaving Aquarius and moving into  Pisces on February 3rd. This movement has additional weight because Neptune is the ruling Planet for Pisces, this is akin to a Sports team having Home Field Advantage in a game. Neptune is comfortable and at home in Pisces and is able to do its work without any adjustment needed.

Now we got a preview of what to expect from this last year when Neptune went into Pisces from April 4th through August 11th when Neptune was retrograde and went back into Aquarius for a last visit. Neptune went direct again on November 9th last year and will move into Pisces for the next 14 years roughly on Feb. 3rd at 2:03 p.m. est . One helpful thing to do is look at what was going on in your life from April through early August last year as kind of a sneak preview. Shortly we’ll look at what kind of things Neptune rules so you can see where it’s effects may have been felt.

 Neptune was discovered on September 23rd, 1846 which is usually the last day of the sign of Virgo which is Pisces opposite oddly enough. So Neptune has now made a complete transit through the Zodiac and is now returning to the point where it was originally discovered so now the big question is what can we expect?

Well first of all we look at ruler ship, what does Neptune and Pisces rule? It rules water of all sorts, music, arts, dreams, intuition, psychic abilities, ocean life, secrets and hidden things, faith and spirituality. It also rules gases, the underdog , Anaesthesia , contagions and disease, mass delusions and  victimization as well as addiction.

Pisces and it’s opposite rules the Sadism [ Virgo ] masochism [ Pisces ] polarity as well as the analytical left brain [ Virgo ] and the visual , picture orientated right brain [ Pisces] .

The other part of seeing what is to come is looking at what happened in the past. The first year or so after Neptune was discovered there were several big jumps or inventions in Neptune / Piscean areas.

There was a Cholera [ Contagion / Disease ] outbreak in England , wide scale famine [ scarcity usually caused by being victimized by your Government  ]in Ireland, first rotary printing press [ right brain pictures ] patented , ether  [Anaesthesia /was used for the first time for a painless Dental procedure.

So, what can we expect ….and how do we deal with these things ? We can expect to see issues regarding Water purity and resources and of course we will also have our Tsunami’s and our infectious disease scares and terrorist “ threats” of all kind and other  fearful things that can come from Neptune insecurity.

On the flip side we can expect increased spirituality, getting better in touch with psychic energies ,being more intune with our emotions and feeling more empathetic towards the plight of others as Neptune is all about “ we are all one” and realizing that we are all droplets of water in the same ocean.

What else can we expect? Well Neptune is very foggy and it tends to blur the lines between things especially between reality and illusion. We will see things that seem incredible and things that don’t seem real in the media. We will have to listen to our intuition and the Piscean balance of Virgo to be able to discriminate between what is real and what is not.

The Asteroid Chiron is also in the sign of Pisces right now and it is traveling very closely with Neptune and it has to do with how we heal ourselves and how we deal with our emotional and psychic wounds. We are in a time where we can heal long enduring trauma’s and old pains that have been eating at us for a long time. This can be accomplished through the Neptunian lesson of learning faith and realizing that things happen for a reason and through using Chiron’s wisdom to find how to heal ourselves.

With Uranus traveling full speed through Aries we will at times feel that the train is speeding out of control with no one at the wheel or that we are driving very fast through a fog bank. Again we must be in tune with our intuition to keep our bearing straight.

This may be a very roller coasterish ride but if we can keep our spiritual focus and remember that it’s people that really matter we can come through this with an increased sense of community and help each other through this period.

Remember we are not physical beings going through a spiritual existence, we are spiritual entities evolving through a physical body. All of the things we see others going through , good or bad, is just another step in remembering who we are and why we are here.

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