Hi Noel & All,
Wow, I was just checking the chart for the start of Noel’s new Forum, and there are some very interesting features!
This new Forum was started at 10:50 a.m. PST on November 20, 2008, in San Jose, California.
The only retrograde planet is Uranus, which perhaps simply reflects the fact this is a re-do of a prior endeavor. Uranus opposes Saturn, suggesting tension between the old and new, “exciting the status quo into new development.” And boy are we feeling that right now!
Capricorn on the Ascendant, with Saturn in the 8th House of the occult/esoteric subjects and psychology suits the identity of this as an astrology Forum with an emphasis on psychological astrology (particularly with the leader, Noel, being a Capricorn himself!).
Pluto, peregrine!, in the exploratory and scholarly sign of Sagittarius (at the AP!) rules the MC and is placed in the 12th House of unseen things(such as the internet).
The Sun, elevated in the 10th House, co-rules the public outreach 7th House, and is conjunct both Mars (ruling the communications 3rd House) and Mercury (ruling the esoteric 8th House and the creative 5th House).
The Moon in the esoteric 8th House trines Venus (ruling the educational/international 9th and home-oriented 4th Houses).
Among others, it also has the following midpoint pictures:
MC=Venus/Uranus, with Venus ruling the 9th House of education/internationalism and the 4th House of home... what a great place to feel at home learning about astrology (Uranus)!
Asc=Mercury/Uranus (communicating about astrology)!
Expansive Jupiter (ruling the 11th House of groups and 12th House of the unseen)=Sun/Moon!
Uranus=Asc/MC (public exposure & “identity awareness”); Mercury/Venus (idealization, social/valuable communications); and Sun/Venus (illumination of beauty and/or values).
What a fitting horoscope for our new Forum home!