Pluto and the Grand Fixed Cross w/ Henry Seltzer
A Higher Perspective
Amanda Walsh and Henry Seltzer talk about why Pluto is the one planet you want to keep your eye on this week.
On Today’s Episode You’ll learn…
🌑 Henry’s take on the ongoing Pluto retrograde cycle and the significance of this major transition from Capricorn to Aquarius.
🌒 Why Pluto is highlighted again this week and what to expect from its influential energy.
🌓 All about the dwarf planet Haumea and how it factors into the week’s astrology.
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[00:00:00] Henry: think about what you would like to see in the summary that appears in the newspaper when you die.
[00:00:05] You don’t want it to be, he made. Not only a hundred thousand dollars a year, but he got up to $115,000 a year before he kicked. You know, I mean, what’s the point? Right? It’s like, what did he do with his life? Who, who were his relationships that mattered to him, and how, how was he with his kids, and how was he with his partner, and how was he and his, and his things that he accomplished and what he brought forward, you know, and what he achieve.
[00:00:28] You know, what, what’s the legacy? What’s the real legacy?
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[00:02:23] Amanda: Hello everybody and welcome to your weekly astrological weather. I am so happy that you have decided to join us here today. We have a very special guest. We always have special guests, and Henry Seltzer has become one of the favorites here on the weekly weather. So, uh, Henry is here to talk to us about the astrology of May 15th.
[00:02:46] Through the 21st, just a little bit about him. He has a graduate degree in linguistics. He studied computer science at M I T. He has been practicing astrology since 1975. He created time passages, astrology software. He’s written the books on the 10th planet. Revelations from the astrological Aris and the E Ephemeris of Trans Neptunian, K B O planets.
[00:03:16] He’s also going to be for our Inner Circle members in Inner Circle Guide this upcoming month. So this is gonna be an amazing experience with him. I’m gonna have him tell us about his mastery class at the end of the weather, so all of you Inner Circle members can get excited about what is to come there.
[00:03:35] And Henry, it’s just so great to have you back. Thanks for joining us. Good to be here. Thanks for, all right. And I got a little sneak peek into this week behind the scenes because Henry said this is a really, really big week. So tell us why you said that.
[00:03:53] Henry: Well, the main thing, um, about it is Pluto.
[00:03:58] There’s just so much Pluto and, uh, you know, as we get closer towards the end of the week, when we’re actually, at the Friday, at the moment of Friday, which is the, the New Moon in late tourists, we have strong Pluto in a Grand Cross. Hmm. In that new moon. So, and then, and then Pluto was also, important in the solar eclipse from way back from 30 days ago.
[00:04:23] So, um, Pluto’s just been around and we have to. Make our peace with Pluto
[00:04:28] Amanda: Henry, even, even a couple weeks ago when Christopher Renstrom was on the weekly weather before the lunar eclipse, he was also highlighting Pluto because Pluto was stationed to go retrograde. So Pluto was just like hanging out in one position the whole week.
[00:04:46] So tell us a little bit more about what it means to have a strong Plutonian. Weak.
[00:04:55] Henry: Well, I always say that, you know, the question with Pluto is not whether you’re gonna go, but whether you’re gonna go willingly or whether you’re gonna go with a big struggle. Pluto comes along and, you know, we, we really have the attitude and I think it’s the right attitude that the universe is on our side, that things happen for a reason.
[00:05:12] That, you know, sometimes, the thing falls through and you can’t believe it and you don’t want it to fall through and you keep trying to make it happen. Keeps falling through. Later on you find out that was the best thing that could have happened. There was another opportunity waiting. Same thing with getting fired from your job.
[00:05:26] You know, the day you get fired from your job, it’s a big shock. And you come home, I’m just thinking of a typical scenario, but you come home, you say, oh my God, it’s the worst thing that ever happened to me. I just got fired. 10 years later, somebody’s talking about how that was, and you say, the best day of my life I got fired.
[00:05:47] So, you know that we, we have a perspective on it. And the perspective is usually because we’re human to be in the, in the, in the flow, you know, in what’s happening with our lives. This is where. My relationship is at, this is where all these other things are at. This is where the people are here together.
[00:06:03] And when that shifts and changes, we, we get freaked out about it and we have to adjust and it’s difficult. So I feel like Pluto is kind of keeping us honest, you know, it’s, it’s keeping us flowing along because what is the process of nature? But things changing, things, you know, having a rebirth. It’s death and rebirth.
[00:06:22] You know, the, the typical, um, Metaphor for it is the butterfly. You know, the cocoon happens. Um, the butterfly eventually flies free. And, and you go, what a beautiful site. And the thing is, it’s not much fun for the caterpillar. Everything dissolves. You know, here I am going to my next stage and everything’s dissolving on me and my whole body is dissolving, so it’s difficult.
[00:06:47] And so you can have an attitude, you know, you can say, well, I know this is for the best. You can somehow abstract yourself from that day-to-day, momentary. Reaction of, no, no, this is loss. I don’t wanna lose this. I don’t wanna lose this habit. I’m having this great habit of, uh, whatever it might be. And you find you have to change it, you know, you’re getting too much cholesterol on your diet or whatever it might be.
[00:07:08] You don’t wanna do it. I love my pancakes or whatever it might be, but, you know, later on you find, well, it’s, it’s really fun to be less cholesterol. I like, I like this new. This new part of myself, this new gig, so I, I liken it to a child, a young child, oftentimes they don’t want to go to bed, and we know it’s the best thing for them.
[00:07:28] So there’s two ways that child goes to bed. And one way is that child grabs every single banister on the way up the stairs because they won’t, you know, they’re grabbing the next one, holding back, holding back, holding back. And that’s the way. Sometimes we take our Pluto transits, and that’s why they have set your reputation for being difficult.
[00:07:46] But if you can be okay with it and say, well, I guess mom and dad know what they’re doing, no, I’ll be okay. So it’s attitude.
[00:07:55] Henry Weekly Weather Gallery: Okay.
[00:07:56] Amanda: So we have, tell us what Pluto is doing this week that is making it particularly activated. And then I know that you said that there’s three planets changing science. That’s true.
[00:08:06] Just Pluto, right? So how does this all come together?
[00:08:09] Henry: Well, to answer your last question first, Pluto is at zero degrees, as you just mentioned. Uh, it just retrograded on the 1st of May, and so it’s at zero degrees and it’s going backwards even closer to zero. You know, like it’s about a quarter of a degree.
[00:08:25] Into, into Aquarius and it’s gonna lose all that and go back into Capricorn eventually as it’s retrograding, you know? So right now though, this week ju uh, Pluto is sitting at zero degrees of Aquarius. So guess what happens when Mars gets to its ingress and goes to zero degrees of Leo? Exact opposition, part tile opposition, same degree with.
[00:08:47] Pluto is at this first, you know, in the first degree of Aquarius, and then, the Jupiter, ingress is into Taurus. When Jupyter has zero degrees TAUs, look out. That’s pretty wild. It’s square to the Pluto and to the future position of Mars at zero degrees of Leo. So the, these are all, it’s a, it’s a T-square, in other words, uh, it’s a T-square to Jupiter, but Jupiter really amps up the effect of Mars opposite Leo, which, excuse me, Mars opposite Pluto, which is happening really from the very beginning of the week.
[00:09:16] I mean, it’s al already kind of getting closer. And as the week be, as the week goes on, it gets closer and closer because when Mars gets to the last degree, it’s really close to the whole situation. So it’s all beginning to to form up and we’re beginning to feel the effects.
[00:09:31] Amanda: Okay, so a couple questions on that, Henry. First, when does Pluto officially go back into
[00:09:36] Henry: Capricorn?
[00:09:37] Oh, that would be, uh, in June. June 11th. Okay. And, and of course it’s gonna keep going backward for a while until finally it gets out of it, not until January of 2024. Wait, wait. Back into cruise.
[00:09:48] Amanda: Ok. So it goes, it’s gonna be going backwards into Capricorn. What degree does it go back to? In
[00:09:55] Henry: Capricorn, I can tell you that.
[00:09:58] That is, uh, the 27th, 27 degrees. 27 53 is where stations direct on October 11th.
[00:10:06] Amanda: Okay. So it’s going all backwards into Capricorn until October 11th, and then it’s gonna turn around, come back through 28 and 29 degrees Capricorn and back into Aquarius by January of 2024. Right? True. True. Yes. Okay. From your perspective, and I’m, I’m asking the astrologers this, because this, this is so, uh, this is so significant.
[00:10:28] This, this plutonian movement that’s happening right now. It, it, you know, Indi Aquarius, then back into Capricorn, then back into Aquarius. And because Pluto’s been such a huge player for all of us for a long time, it’s, I think it’s important for us to understand. The significance of Pluto going back into Capricorn, what do you think the message is there?
[00:10:50] What do you think, if the universe is on our side, as you said, what do you think the universe is setting up for us in with this movement back and forth between Aquarius and Capricorn? Well,
[00:11:01] Henry: I think it’s like a little kid opens the door and there’s Aquarius on the doorstep, and the kid goes, oh my God. And slams the door.
[00:11:09] And then he goes, well, I’ll try again. And he opens it again. And
[00:11:13] Amanda: why did he slam the door the first time? Is it cuz Aquarius was scary or because Yeah. He wasn’t ready for Aquarius. Like, what was the
[00:11:20] Henry: whole point of that? Yes, exactly. So I, I feel like we’re not always completely ready for it. And it’s a big shift.
[00:11:26] I mean, this particular shift from, from Capricorn to Aquarius, and the funny thing is they’re both traditionally ruled by Saturn. Right. However, there’s a whole world of difference, isn’t there, between Capricorn and Aquarius and looking at it the other way too. Um, the age of Aquarius, you know, which is the transition not from Capricorn to Aquarius, which is what we’re seeing with this back and forth, but from Pisces to Aquarius, when we’re talking about the ages, right?
[00:11:51] The age of Pisces. From the time of Christ onward, from the zero, you know, 2000 year cycle is ending and we’re getting to the age of Aquarius, which is a shift. That we’re all anticipating. It’s more of a humanistic shift as opposed to a faith age, which is what we had when we were so far into what’s beyond the, the world.
[00:12:12] You know, it’s like, oh, I’m, I, I, I’m, I’m, this, my life is kind of crap, but I’m, I’m gonna go to heaven, you know, and that’s gonna be the thing. But then we, we, we lose that, right? So people aren’t so tuned into that anymore. It’s not like, oh, I’m, I’m really happy I’m gonna be going to heaven. It’s more like, what can I do right here, right now?
[00:12:27] How many, how many little, um, Cars and planes and things can I get before I have to go and depart, you know, so it’s, it’s a materialistic age and it’s a different, and then this humanistic age that’s coming in is a spirituality based on a whole different way of seeing things. Oh, spirituality based on our human life, our life here right now.
[00:12:46] And has astrology in it too, as Aquarius is astrology. Yeah. Tell us a little
[00:12:50] Amanda: bit more about that. I, I think that’s an interesting. Perspective that the age of Aquarius is more of a humanistic age, and the age of Pisces was more of a kind of like a faith, like something external outside of us. But humanistic is more like of an internal focus.
[00:13:09] Uh, I’m, I’m kind of guessing, but tell, tell us what you, it’s
[00:13:11] Henry: not only internal focus, it’s also all, all of us, all of us humans here to be here with each other. It’s a belief in, in what we can do with each other. I call, I call it a culture of kindness. I think that what we need to really concentrate on and to have some kind of, welcoming notion toward is a culture of kindness where we just, just like they were starting to articulate in the sixties.
[00:13:34] The sixties was like the dream of this. I mean, it wasn’t like mainstream in the sixties. It was the counterculture. It was specifically called the counterculture. Right? And that is what we are trying to decide is viable right now because we, we went to our opening square, you know, the. This is getting too many details, but the sixties was Pluto and Uranus together.
[00:13:53] Right. And so that was the, that was the conjunction, that was the sixties. And Rick Tar has that 15 degree orb for that conjunction, he calls it 1960 to 1972. It’s pretty much perfect for what we’re experiencing, but it’s toward the end of that, that we really, most people weren’t aware of it till maybe 67 or something.
[00:14:12] Right. But, um, anyway, we hit the opening square in the 20 teens. So last decade, not, not 2020s, but the 20 teens, we hit that opening square, which is like, is this viable? Can we do this? Can we really make it a mainstream occurrence? So I think the culture of kindness is what we’re heading toward. If we can only manage to get past all the difficulties, you know, we’re having a lot of difficulties with that.
[00:14:37] We’re having some birth pains
[00:14:40] Amanda: with that. Nice. That’s a nice way to say it, Henry. I like that. Okay. So. We have Pluto still in this, retrograde. Very slow moving, just hanging out at zero degrees Aquarius. Correct. Mars moving into Leo this week, and when Mars moves into Leo, then Mars is, is. Opposing.
[00:15:05] Exactly. Opposing. And then we have zero degree mark. Okay. And then we have Jupiter moving into Taurus forming a square. And that’s
[00:15:13] Henry: on the 16th. On the
[00:15:14] Amanda: 16th. Okay. So
[00:15:15] Henry: this is the 16th. That’s the first one that changes signs.
[00:15:19] Amanda: Okay. The 16th. And what’s the date of Mars moving into Leo?
[00:15:22] Henry: Not until the 20th, not even after the, the New Moon happens.
[00:15:26] Amanda: Okay. It’s after the New Moon, but it’s, we’re already feeling the, the, the effects of that this week? Yes. Is that what you’re saying? Yes. Yes.
[00:15:34] Henry: I mean, when, when, when we get to 29 degrees, see in the New Moon, if we look at the degrees of everything. The Jupiter is zero degrees of Taurus in the New Moon because that was what happened on the 16th, and the New Moon is on the 19th, and then the next day Mars will be in Leo.
[00:15:50] But at the time of the Of the New Moon, which is an important time to look at things because when we’re looking at that configuration of the New Moon, we’re looking at kind of the effects of the next 30 days, like the birth. Chart for the next 30 days of the of the illumination cycle. So when we look at that, we do see that Mars is right there, 29 and a half degrees of cancer that close.
[00:16:09] And so, by the way, another planet is occupying the fourth point of a grand cross, which is to say haayaa. We don’t normally think about Halea, but, these, outer planets, , beyond Pluto that, you know, really are declared to be planets by the I a u the, the astronomers Union are really pretty important in charts.
[00:16:28] I’ve been finding, you know, Iris is the one that everybody’s beginning to accept is, oh, yeah, that is important. In charts, it’s as big as Pluto, it’s as bright as Pluto. It’s brighter than Pluto and more dense. So it’s, it’s kind of the. The biggest one in the Kiper belt beyond pl, bigger than Pluto, also much slower than Pluto, much further out as far as it’s orbit, but, um, how may and Machi machi are closer to the orbital period of Pluto.
[00:16:51] But they are also important in their nature planets. They’re named after Adi, gods and Goddesses. And this has been such a fascinating research. So how may I love how Maya, it’s all about knowing what the right thing is to do it’s right action, right relationship. Truth telling these people are truth tellers.
[00:17:10] I had a client with Strong Ha Maya, and I said, oh, you’re the type of person that when you get your change in the supermarket, you say, oh, I’m sorry you gave me a hundred dollars bill. Let me give you this back. Right. And uh, so this woman was, uh, kind of responding to what I was SA saying and she said, you know, she said, it’s funny you should mention, because I found $300 in folding money in a 7-Eleven parking lot.
[00:17:34] And I took it into the store and I said, I found this in your parking lot and there’s probably some poor person that really needs it. And they said, We don’t know what to do. This has never happened before, but they wound up advertising and they said this was found in the parking lot and the guy, never, the person, whoever it was, never showed up and.
[00:17:53] Amanda: Wow. Yeah. That’s fascinating. Okay, so how Maya is, and for people that don’t know what a T-Square is and a Grand Cross, can you mm-hmm. Explain what these things are and this, well, we were
[00:18:05] Henry: really close already because we were talking about how three points of the beginning of fixed signs we’re occupied by these three planets.
[00:18:13] We have, you know, Jupiter right there at zero degrees of Taurus Mars, right there at zero degrees of Leo and opposite. Pluto at zero Degrees or Aquarius. Well, the fourth point is zero degrees of Scorpio. And during the eclipse, the big eclipse that happened, um, the new Moon eclipse, which was, um, you know, 30 days ago, it would be like April 19th, right?
[00:18:32] At that time, Halme was at zero degrees of Scorpio, so it occupied the fourth point. At that time, it was a T-Square. Mars wasn’t there, but that was a T-Square with Jupiter opposite. Halea and Square two Pluto. Well, it wasn’t, I’m sorry, it wasn’t Jupi. It was opposite. It was the new moon. The new moon eclipse was at 29 degrees and 50 minutes, so it was almost zero degrees of tourist.
[00:18:55] So that was a big T-Square to Pluto in that eclipse, which is why Pluto has been with us all this time. So it’s still with us, very much so in this, uh, next. Explanation too. Hmm. Okay.
[00:19:08] Amanda: I know we’ve, we’ve kind of dove head first into the big astrology of the week. We did, yes. Do, do you have a theme that you would name this
[00:19:18] Henry: week?
[00:19:19] Well, I really think Pluto is part of the theme. I mean, it’s not just Pluto because, Neptune and and Uranus are both featured as well this week. So we really have all of the outer planets, which takes us. Kind of outside of ourself, it takes us in more of a vertical dimension. I mean, you can think of the horizontal dimension as the way we do our life.
[00:19:38] You know, like, uh, what Wordsworth called getting and spending. And, uh, what we might say is our schedules and our, uh, You know, I have to go to this meeting, that meeting, this doctor’s appointment, these things, and I’m gonna get my refrigerators stocked and I’m gonna plow the garden or whatever you’re doing, right?
[00:19:54] All those things. We keep busy and we keep busy and we keep busy, but there’s in the meantime this other dimension of our lives that is in a whole different direction, which is. You could call it a spiritual direction, you could say, being aware of the universe as and, and, and of synchronicity. You know, Uranus is connected with synchronicity and so is astrology, and it really is a miracle that astrology works.
[00:20:14] Right? You would be the first one to say that. I mean, it’s like, hey, these planets, they represent these archetypes of the old man and the, and the beautiful, uh, female and, and the Mars, uh, warrior activity. How do those archetypes that have to do with such internal psychological things get. Involved in the planets that are just up there doing their planet thing, you know, going around the sun, like they, their cycles.
[00:20:36] And somehow those are all intimately connected and, and the synchronicities including in our own lives. You know, like you could say that I really have to think about this person. I haven’t been thinking about them. I really want to talk to ’em. The phone rings. Right? And that’s the synchronicity of that event.
[00:20:51] Or it could be, um, It’s just something you can see symbolically. That really is time for me to take a look at this because look at all these symbols coming
[00:20:59] Amanda: Hmm. So I love this. This is taking us on a vertical dimension. And you’re saying that because the, all of the outer planets are involved in the party this week?
[00:21:08] Yes. And that they are. They are. They represent the beyond this. Third dimension, reality sort of time and space and physical things, and they’re opening up more of that spiritual dimension to us this week. Yes. Is is that basically a paraphrase of what
[00:21:28] Henry: you’re Yeah, so, so one way to look at it is when, when we see things happen, Don’t take it at face value.
[00:21:33] You know, like if you do, let’s say, uh, you lose something, part of your house, you know, has to be redone or something like that, there’s all that attitude that goes into it. You know, you can have this terrible, terrible attitude about, like, this shouldn’t be happening. I shouldn’t have to replace my storm windows.
[00:21:48] This, I don’t know. I don’t know why I have to do that, or my deck is, is. Old and it’s shot and I have to redo it. And why is that? And but if you can think of it in a more sort of cosmic fashion, you can think of it as what’s that gonna be like a hundred years from now? And looking back on it, you know, and.
[00:22:03] You know, when mom and dad had to replace the deck and, you know, I mean, it’s just, it’s all part of a bigger picture. And if we can see that we can, we can kind of climb the mountain mentally and see it from a, from a distance above and see the whole landscape, you know, and see that it’s, um, what are the important things, you know, think, think about what you would like to see in the summary that appears in the newspaper when you die.
[00:22:25] You don’t want it to be, he made. Not only a hundred thousand dollars a year, but he got up to $115,000 a year before he kicked. You know, I mean, what’s the point? Right? It’s like, what did he do with his life? Who, who were his relationships that mattered to him, and how, how was he with his kids, and how was he with his partner, and how was he and his, and his things that he accomplished and what he brought forward, you know, and what he achieve.
[00:22:49] You know, what, what’s the legacy? What’s the real legacy? I
[00:22:52] Amanda: absolutely love this and I’m hoping that when we have our inner circle new moon ceremony that we, and not hoping, I mean I’m actually, this would be an amazing thing to do together, is actually write our obituaries. Like where, what do we want to, what, what is of utmost value to us to, for our lives, to stand for when we.
[00:23:14] Are no longer here, and it’s an amazing, uh, exercise and practice to do. And while I’m on the New Moon ceremony for the inner circle, I just need to also let you all know that we’re gonna be doing an incredible, um, there’s this dance class that I’ve been taking here on island that’s a combination of Hawaiian hula, Tahitian Hula and Urban.
[00:23:36] Prayer meditation all together. And so I’ve actually asked the teacher to come and do like a 20 minute sequence with us so we can really get into our bodies and embody the astrology, and then do our usual. We usually do intention setting and at quiet time, but we could use that time for this obituary, uh, idea, which is amazing.
[00:23:59] So it’s gonna be a potent one. All I’m saying is inner circle members. Make sure that you are gonna be there, or at least that you tune into the recording. So,
[00:24:06] Henry: and that’s really what I’m talking about with these outer planets because it is a dance. Ah, right. I mean, that’s the way we really could look at our lives is I’m.
[00:24:15] Involved in this very graceful movement through things, and the setbacks can be handled and you know, there’s an emergency over here. Let me give my attention to that. Let me calmly give my attention to that instead of losing it right along with him, or whatever, you know?
[00:24:28] Amanda: Oh my gosh, I love it. Okay, Henry, what else about the week?
[00:24:31] Not that that’s not enough, but do you wanna walk us through kind of se sequentially anything we need to be aware of?
[00:24:38] Henry: Well, the, the very first thing is to, to recognize that the weekend before the month begins, It’s a pretty strong weekend because we have the station in Mercury to direct motion at 8:17 PM on Sunday night, and that’s following a last quarter moon of the 12th, which was.
[00:24:56] Not that strong, but it brings in some of these themes also. So just being aware that we’re kind of entering the week and the wake of the, of that big weekend, and then we’re heading for another big weekend at the end of it. So the two weekends bracket this week are the big deals.
[00:25:11] Amanda: Okay. So the two weekends on either side of this week, because you, you said the last weekend of the month,
[00:25:17] Henry: but you meant No, no, no, I didn’t mean that.
[00:25:19] I meant the last weekend before this week. Got it. Okay. That’s what I meant the previous weekend is what I was trying
[00:25:24] Amanda: to say. And the biggest thing with that is Mercury stationing
[00:25:27] Henry: direct. That’s a big thing. And you know, we tend to sometimes think of that as, oh, now Mercury’s Direct, we’re done with that.
[00:25:34] But if you think about it, Mercury’s dead still in the sky, and it is the motion of Mercury that makes us. Have these feelings that, you know, our mental process could be improved upon. You know, our, our, our schedules get messed up and we, we have things go awry and it’s also good for kind of meditating and thinking about where things are at.
[00:25:52] It’s good for review. Anything beginning, re re review, reflection. Reconsideration, you know, re retaking, re re, re readjusting, you know. And, um, it’s a, the, the shadow period that starts with a, so the station of mercury is kind of dramatic at 8:17 PM on Sunday night, it’s at, 51 minutes. It’s five degrees of tourists, 51 minutes right on the nose, and then 12 hours later, Monday morning at 8:17 AM.
[00:26:23] It’s five degrees of Taurus, 51 minutes and a half, so it goes a half a minute in the 12 hours between now. That’s how slow it is. And of course it makes sense because you know, that’s what the process is. It’s slow, it goes backwards, and then that stops doing that and then it stops and goes forward again.
[00:26:38] But it’s not obviously gonna change direction that quickly. So it is the Mercury retrograde shadow less until the 31st of the month, and it’s really part of the retrograde cycle. I mean, I think until it’s. Really gotten moving a little faster and recovered its lost ground. You know, it started at 15 degrees of, of tourists, went back to five, and then when it gets to 15 degrees of Taurus in 37 minutes again, which is not till the end of the month, it’s around noon on the last day of the month, the 31st.
[00:27:05] So until all that time, we’re still kind of in the Mercury retrograde. So that’s the background of things. Mercury is still retrograde in the sense that we are still kind of filing, feeling our way and introspectively thinking about things and, and what can we. What are the course corrections? That may be the right thing, but don’t make ’em yet because you may change your mind by the next week.
[00:27:25] Right. So it’s like we’re trying to figure it out as the week begins. And then the other thing that happens on Monday is, it, it brings in Neptune because, yeah, Mars is trying Neptune an exact, which is also building on the weekend. And part of that. Last quarter moon of the 12th, which is on Friday the 12th, but then by the time Monday comes around Mars trying Neptune.
[00:27:49] And if you think about it, that is so perfect for what we’re talking about because Mars is all about do, do, do, let’s make it happen. And then Neptune is all about this kind of vague beyond mystical kind of thinking. So there’s a sort of a mystical to everything that we’re attempting really in this, especially at the beginning of the week.
[00:28:07] But, But, um, it stays, um, in the new moon, the sun and moon are at 28 degrees of, of tourists, and Neptune is a 27 of, of Pisces, so that’s a sextile. So, and the, the, the Mars has been trying, so, you know, it’s kind of at the midpoint of the Mars, Neptune. So it’s, it’s, it’s a pretty powerful Neptune presence, which brings in Neptune.
[00:28:34] And then you wanted to go day by day for a little bit. Let’s talk about the days. The other thing is, on the 17th, Mars is getting to the point where it’s within a degree of being square to Halea, which is that the very last degree of, of Libra. So the other, the fourth point of this Grand Cross, how AMEA was it?
[00:28:54] Zero degrees of Scorpio, but it was moving backwards. So zero degrees of Scorpion that was square to Pluto, so that it really brings Hal Maya into this picture. And it’s the truth telling, and I think it’s really important to mention. It’s been in these Lus since February and we started to see all these headlines about telling the truth.
[00:29:12] Telling the truth has been in every headline I, I wrote about when I was writing about the New Moon in February, I said, well, this is about having your, uh, act together. Knowing what natural law is, but it’s connection with nature, but it’s also connection with that feeling of what’s the right thing.
[00:29:26] A lot of times we know the right thing. We don’t always do it, but we know it, right? We, we kind of know this is the right way to treat this person. Oh, I wish I had done that. You know, or this is the right way to Telling the truth is another thing. It’s like, uh, you really should tell the truth because that way people.
[00:29:39] There’s some kind of a least headstart on trying to work things through. So I, I was saying that on the 17th, Mars was squared to Haayaa, and then if we look at the, 18th. We have, mercury, also sextile to Saturn and Mercury, sextile to Saturn is very interesting because that was part of the retrograde station as well. So Mercury slowing down to 5 51, which is where it stopped.
[00:30:05] , but Saturn has been at six degrees. The Pisces. So the whole time that Mercury was slowing down, stopping and then getting started again, it was right near that six degree mark. And so that really increases that whole feeling of mercury not being able to get things done, things going, you know, the, the Saturn effect is kind of similar to Mercury retrograde.
[00:30:25] It’s like you can’t really get things done, the thoughts go slower. Maybe lessons learned, you know, what’s Saturn? But that’s been a big, it’s been part of this retrograde being so intense. And then the 19th we have the New Moon. So the New Moon is kind of the big news of the week, I think because it’s a very strong New Moon has this grand cross in it, including how May 29 degrees of, of Libra and Mars is 29 degrees of cancer.
[00:30:50] So Perfect Square and Pluto is at zero degrees of Aquarius and zero degrees of Taurus is occupied by Jupiter. So we have this Grand Cross at the very beginning of fixed signs or one degree away from I think it’s pretty powerful. Uranus is also part of the situation. Um, Uranus was big in the full moon eclipse of the fifth because Uranus was parallel to the sun and moon and also, uh, pretty close, uh, conjunction also, , it was conjunct to, uh, Uranus at, at 16 degrees of, of Taurus. So Uranus has been in, in the, in the, uh, Astrology also, and I think Uranus is even prominent in this, in this current situation, because it’s still parallel to the sun. So all the outer planets,
[00:31:36] Amanda: Henry, what does parallel mean?
[00:31:38] I don’t know that that’s a term that everyone hears all the time
[00:31:41] Henry: and Yeah. Well, it’s the dec it’s called declination aspects, and they’re really important, problem with declination aspects is we can’t see them in the chart. You know, we see the chart as this circle, which is looking at the ecliptic from above.
[00:31:55] And all the planets are more or less the same plane as they go around the sun. So we can see the angles between them in what’s called the longitudinal direction. But latitude is the other direction and celestial latitude. And so if they happen to be at the same latitude, they also have, that’s what’s called parallel or contra Parallel.
[00:32:12] Parallel is when they’re both above. The celestial equator at the same number of degrees. And then contra parallel is, is when one is above and one is below. But they both indicate there’s a connection between the plants. It’s like a minor conjunction. Mm. You can think of parallel, a contra parallel as a minor conjunction between these two planets, even though they may not have any longitudinal connection.
[00:32:33] Amanda: Okay. So they may not be making any other aspects that we can see. Longitude milli. Correct. But they, but they’re, they’re parallel to each other. L from a latitude perspective. And that makes it basically like a conjunction but not quite as strong as
[00:32:50] Henry: a conjunction. Yeah, probably not the same quite, but, but yes, definitely.
[00:32:54] That’s the type of, of that of thing we, we combine those two energies. And how do people
[00:32:59] Amanda: see that if we can’t see it in the chart? Are there, it says your software, for example, does your software show it?
[00:33:05] Henry: Well, as a matter of fact, I wanted to try to make it easy to see. So what I do is you right click on the planet and you can see all the parallels.
[00:33:14] Oh, with other planets.
[00:33:16] Amanda: Okay. So someone could go in, and this is time passages. Yes. If people wanted to go in and right click on a planet, then they can see if it’s parallel to something else. And
[00:33:26] Henry: then the, and the time Passage is mobile app too. We, we mentioned at the bottom of the discussion of the planet and the house.
[00:33:32] Okay. Sign. We describe all that and then we say, by the way, it’s parallel to these planets. Nice. Okay. That’s where we can have that. It’s kind of a different dimension than the regular aspects. Well, and
[00:33:42] Amanda: as you were speaking, I was back on, I don’t know if it was you and I having this conversation at one point, but some of the potential developments with things like virtual reality where we could maybe like be in a chart and actually see it multi-dimensionally versus just the flat.
[00:33:59] Papered That
[00:34:00] Henry: makes Well, yes, yes and no, because I think that would be cool. You know, and I remember at Burning Man, they were gonna make a huge chart you could walk through. I don’t know if they ever did it, but, um, I think this friend of mine was gonna do it. But, um, the thing is that’s, that’s kind of a cool experience.
[00:34:14] And you could be looking at the planets as they really are. But when we see that on paper, you know, when we draw the lines between, we say, oh, here’s a square between these. We’re looking at a kind of symbolic level. Yeah. Rec. So then just being able to note the. When it’s within a degree, it’s considered parallel or contra Parallel.
[00:34:28] Ah. So this gives us the information here and just kind of get the information out and then you say, oh, there is a connection between U Innocent and the, and the full Moony clips. Got it.
[00:34:38] Amanda: Okay. All right. So we’re on Wednesday, right?
[00:34:41] Henry: No, we got, well, we got the Thursday now. We got the Thursday. We were talking about the 19th, which was Thursday.
[00:34:46] Right. Okay. And then the 20th is when Mars goes into Leo. After that. So in the, in the, in the new moon, Mars is actually 29 and a half degrees, but it’s so close. It’s still part of that grand, it’s a pretty close grand cross and then Mars and DeLillo. So that magnifies again. You know, now you’ve got Mars exactly opposite Pluto.
[00:35:04] You know, there’s a potential for anger to come out in situations like that. So there’s another question that comes up this week is, is one of reactivity, you know, you, is there any way you can avoid being reactive? And what they say is you get kind of over overwhelmed by that emotion. And you know, if you just stay with that, you might blurt something out.
[00:35:22] You might even strike somebody and you don’t wanna do that because those are kind of things you can’t take back. You know, that’s, that’s always gonna be, oh, that’s what you said then that’s always gonna be, that’s what you did then. And so if you can manage to go into a, it’s almost like the same thing with a vertical dimension.
[00:35:37] If you can go into a different space and you know, what you might, you might have to say is, I’ll have to think about that. Or can you give me a minute? Or if you’re on the phone, you can say, oh, somebody’s at the door. You know, it’s like you don’t have to even say you’re angry. You, you can just say, hold on a second, and you can kind of count to 10 they say.
[00:35:55] Right. You can kind of try to, get yourself into a different mode of operating with it. You know, try to step back and say, you know, I have a friend who’s a psychologist who says, you’re never angry for the reason you think you are. And that’s kinda good to remember. It seems like the triggering event is this person just, uh, ruined the souffle or whatever they might have done.
[00:36:19] And you’re kind of like directing all that Ang. But if you stop and think about it, it’s really your stuff. You were frustrated about this and that, and this is another thing. And that’s one reason that all of a sudden if flames out, right? So if we stop and think about owning our anger and really being, well, that’s kind of my stuff that’s going on here.
[00:36:35] And just try to get that perspective shift, you know, change your. Your thoughts about things because that, this is a time to think about that with, with Mars opposite Pluto, you know, it really could happen and it’s really all week. It’s building up to that. So the 20th is the time of that exact opposition.
[00:36:51] Amanda: I, I love how that brings in the earlier conversation about the also, you know, Seeing the blessings in the supposed setbacks or the blessing in the curse, so to speak. Mm-hmm. I was thinking of that when you were talking earlier about that bigger perspective. How’s this gonna feel a hundred years from now?
[00:37:13] What’s gonna happen at the moment of, you know, me graduating or transitioning to the next life or next dimension, or whatever it is? Um, You know, will this souffle matter at that point? Will this, whatever matter at this point? At that point? So I love that. That’s a good way to look at that. Yeah. Like bringing it back to that.
[00:37:33] That’s really helpful. Okay. So watching our reactivity. Yes. Uh, and that we’re building towards that for the whole week. So just. I sometimes like to think too, again, this is a great reason to do things like dance and physical movement, is to just allow that energy to move so that it’s not just like building up and stagnating within us and then it bursts.
[00:37:54] We’re giving it the outlet that it needs to actually. Facilitate whatever awareness it’s trying to facilitate in us, which can be so helpful.
[00:38:04] Henry: And what I love about that is it’s, it’s coming from the body. It’s not coming from our conscious. Our conscious thinking is only really part of the story. Right?
[00:38:12] Amanda: Exactly. Yes. And so many times it’s, it’s, it, it does get pent up in our body in different places and having the ways, the means, the awareness to. To move. It can be so alchemically powerful. Totally. Yeah. Okay, so now we have the weekend. What’s happening in the weekend?
[00:38:34] Henry: Well, the, the 20th is, uh, the weekend day is, uh, no, the 20th is Friday, isn’t it?
[00:38:38] Wait a minute. No, the 19th was Okay. I’m sorry. The 19th was, I said Thursday, but it’s Friday. Ah, the 19th is Friday. Okay. And then the 20th of Saturday, and then the 21st is when the sun crosses into Gemini. Wow, the sun crossing into Gemini is again, guess what? Zero degrees of Gemini. And so it’s arine to Pluto.
[00:39:01] Hmm. And of course the, even the New Moon at 28 degrees of Taurus was, was trying Pluto. But this is like, you know, putting the exclamation point on that. On that Pluto, affecting everything, you know? So I think making it more conscious because the sun has to do with consciousness. So we’re maybe becoming more conscious of some of the stuff that’s going on with us.
[00:39:21] And really beginning to, deal with it to some extent. But we’re still, we have to recognize we’re still in that process of transformation this whole, this whole time, even you could say for the next 30 days, because the New Moon really triggers it. Mm.
[00:39:34] Amanda: Wow. This week is stacked. This is like some serious energy.
[00:39:40] Henry, thank you. This has been so much fun To explore the week ahead, I’d love to get a sneak peek into the mastery class teaching that our inner circle members are gonna receive on the New Moon. And I know you’re gonna be talking about some of the, the lesser known planetary beings. I, they’re not lesser in importance, but they’re lesser known.
[00:40:02] So tell us a little bit about that mastery class.
[00:40:04] Henry: Well, the mastery class I’m giving is working with Pluto, Chiron, and Iris and charts, and I have found that Iris is just as important as Pluto and charts, which is kind of a bold statement. And I went on that research path. Pardon? That’s a
[00:40:17] Amanda: really bold
[00:40:18] Henry: statement.
[00:40:18] I mean, anything. No, but I, but it’s true. It’s true. Yeah. I wound up talking about, um, what is the house like that Iris is in, because I found that it was, it really illuminated for me when I found out about my ears placement. That was, I hadn’t, I didn’t have anything in Virgo and I didn’t have anything on the sixth house, and then I realized, But I have those characteristics and I didn’t understand it.
[00:40:38] And what I, what I did was I wrote up Iris in this, in the particular house. Just, just from what it was, the house meaning, you know, and then Iris takes it. EISs is a spiritual warrior for sole intention. It goes to depth within, it’s just like Pluto does and really takes it to, you know, our real soul purpose.
[00:40:54] You know, so I say a spiritual or a feminine warrior energy. For soul intention and support of soul intention. So it’s so important. It’s getting to, we’re at the heart of it, what we really want and what we cannot not do. We’ve, we’ve said that before. I remember you said you like that, that phrase, so Iris is so important and yet, um, it’s important to consider in the context of these other kind of shamanic planets.
[00:41:17] Uh, my friend Daniel Giamario, who does the Shamonic Astrology Mystery School has. A list of what he calls the shamonic planets and he said, I had Pluto and I had Kyron on that list, and now I have ears too. So he’s, you know, seeing that as kind of part of this whole shamonic in the sense of initiation, shamonic in the sense that we can understand that we have a purpose in this life that may not be obvious in our opening stances of the, the experience.
[00:41:43] And then I found that also, uh, halme and Machi Maia are also very important in charts, which are the other officially named K B O planets. Besides, Pluto and yours. So talking about all of those if we can.
[00:41:57] Amanda: Henry, really looking forward to you in the inner circle. It’s gonna be so much fun to have you as our astrologer guide for an entire luer cycle, which, like you said, the energy that’s happening this week we’re gonna be working with for the next 30 days.
[00:42:11] So that’s a really exciting and thank, just thank you for being here with our community and for being of service to this particular community and sharing your wisdom and we’re really grateful for you,
[00:42:22] Henry: my, myself as well. I’m
[00:42:24] Amanda: enjoying it. Yes, and thanks to all of you for being here, for being a part of our community, for making astrology a part of your life.
[00:42:32] Can’t wait to catch you on the next episode. Take care everyone.