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Raphael’s Planetary Keywords (Part Two)

Raphael’s Planetary Keywords (Part Two)

Raphael’s Transit Guide is taking a break until the New Year. What we have here – as a companion – is a two part guide to keywords and key-phrases for the planets; always an essential part of learning astrology. This is followed by concise interpretations for transiting planets up to Saturn. 
 
 Venus Conjunct Mars = There may be a romantic attraction or attachment, or an enjoyable time with one’s present significant other, or just a member of the opposite sex. Good to ask someone out for a date. Also good time to cast a love spell: use a Venus hour (straight women or gay men can use a Mars hour instead – particularly if sex is more important than companionship).
 
Venus Opposition Mars = Disappointment or conflict in an intimate or social relationship. Not a good day to meet with others or try to reach agreement. It is a good day, however, to break things off (or do a Scat ritual, to get someone out of your life).
 
Venus Conjunct Jupiter = A joyous, harmonious time in which social and financial matters take a turn for the better. Excellent time for launching new projects; indeed, one of the most favourable aspects of the entire year, so you should do something enjoyable today (use Venus or Jupiter hours), or cast a spell for love, money, artistic creativity, or social success. Choose a Venus (for love) or Jupiter (for money) hour for this.
 
Venus Opposition Jupiter = Inflated hopes or expectations may bring disappointments. There may be estrangements or misunderstandings with intimates or family members. This is not a good time to borrow / lend / invest money, but if you must approach others use a Jupiter or Venus hour.
 
Venus Conjunct Saturn = Tact and discretion are needed in addressing the feelings of a friend or family member, or else feelings may be hurt on both sides. On the other hand, this is a good day to break things off (use a Saturn hour).
 
Venus Opposition Saturn = Conflict, disappointment, separation, or betrayal in an intimate relationship. Avoid being too trusting, or bringing up problems now on your own account – you can’t win. Good day to do a Scat ritual to get rid of someone undesired.
 
Venus Conjunct Uranus = You may feel unexpected attractions or receive sudden creative inspiration and new ideas. It’s a good time to make prayers or to cast spells to bring romance (Choose a Venus hour for this). 
 
Venus Opposition Uranus = This may bring sudden estrangements or disruptive actions by a friend or family member. It may be best to leave the other person in peace and go your own way; unavoidable contacts should be made during Venus hours.
 
Venus Conjunct Neptune = Good for romance and for creative and artistic activities in general; though there may be a tendency to see through rose-tinted glasses and idealise other people. A good day for musicians, artists, writers, etc. to ask for creative inspiration and spiritual help (use a blue candle and a Venus hour). 
 
Venus Opposition Neptune = Expectations of others are likely to be disappointed now. Try to be aloof and unconcerned (rather than to indulge your worry and fear) since things aren’t as bad as you might think. 
 
Venus Conjunct Pluto = There may be hidden feelings or unspoken agendas that must be addressed consciously to avoid hurt. Objectivity (rather than obsessiveness) is called for – seeing the other person’s motivations clearly. 
 
Venus Opposition Pluto = Intimate or family matter may come to some kind of a head. There may be some intense, obsessive feelings in the air which need to be brought out into the open and addressed consciously. Use a Venus hour to confront others.
 
Mars Conjunct Jupiter = Good for bold, daring action, risk-taking, speculation (Mars hours). Launch new ventures now (Jupiter hours), or cast spells for money, courage, success in athletic competition or protection (for yourself or another) in war. 
 
Mars Opposition Jupiter = Be careful of overoptimism or overreaching these few days; avoid investing/lending/borrowing money or launching new projects. There is a difference between daring and mania. Be suspicious rather than trusting; watch your temper.
 
Mars Conjunct Saturn = Conflicts, obstacles, delays, frustration are rife now. If you must be confrontational, arrange to do it during a Mars planetary hour if possible (not a Saturn hour), but best avoid making forward moves or contacts. It is a good day, however, to break things off, especially with older or intractable people; or do a Scat ritual to get rid of an undesired someone from your life.
 
Mars Opposition Saturn = Conflicts, obstacles, frustration, betrayal, anger. Avoid conflict if at all possible, and if not try to arrange it for a Mars hour (not a Saturn hour); but best avoid making forward moves or contacts now. On the other hand, this is a good day to do a Scat ritual to rid yourself of a person or situation which is oppressing you (use a Mars hour).
 
Mars Conjunct Uranus = Sudden, surprising events – either a breakthrough or (more likely) stress and turmoil; forces a major change of plans or thinking. You are bold, decisive, even reckless; and while this is a good day to make a stand or take risks, you should avoid provoking conflicts and feeding anger. 
 
Mars Opposition Uranus = Tends to bring tension, anger, open conflict which surfaces in a sudden, unexpected blast. This is definitely not a good time to make changes or depend on other people. If you must confront, do it doing a Mars hour for determination and strength.
 
Mars Conjunct Neptune = May bring worries, paranoia, deception, betrayal. Don’t be too trusting of other people; nor of your own fears and impulses (for better or worse, things probably won’t work out the way they seem to be going). Definitely avoid conflicts now. 
 
Mars Opposition Neptune = This may bring deception, duplicity, or general worry and paranoia. Avoid drugs and alcohol. Don’t be too trusting or too credulous; don’t believe everything you hear. If you must confront others, try to do it during a Mars hour. 
 
Mars Conjunct Pluto = You can see very clearly into other people’s hidden motivations, but must use this objectivity wisely (not obsessively cling to your own agendas). A little patience and detachment are more useful now than bull-headed aggressiveness. 
 
Mars Opposition Pluto = Things come to a boil or come to a head. Anger, impatience, conflict tend to flare up. You must cool it rather than react obsessively; try to avoid confrontation altogether now (certainly don’t provoke it yourself). 
 
Jupiter conjunct Saturn = A profound realization which brings you up short and impels you to assume greater responsibility for the course of your life; but at the same time broadens your scope and deepens your understanding.
 
Jupiter opposition Saturn = There may be disappointments, estrangement, opposition: some sort of occurrence which requires you to consider the meaning of your life and the seriousness of your purpose. You have to cop to something unpleasant. It’s not so much a question of inadequacy or failure as of recognition, admission, and willingness to try again. 
 
Jupiter conjunct Uranus = A good time to do some devil-may-care thing that you’ve always wanted to do. Be prepared for the unexpected, and be ready to throw out your preconceived ideas and plans and just fly with the flow. 
 
Jupiter opposition Uranus = You are forced by circumstances to release previously held expectations or taken-for-granted assumptions, and take a broader and less encumbered perspective.
 
Jupiter conjunct Neptune = Inspiration, benevolent impulses, divine guidance. You may have an opportunity to share wisdom or reach out to other people in a spiritual way; or you may receive a spiritual gift from others. Good day to trip, or to cast spells for enlightenment. Also an excellent day to start channeling your spirit guides
 
Jupiter opposition Neptune = Disappointment or results falling short of expectation. Not a good time to begin projects, invest money, or trust other people since your judgment may be clouded. 
 
Jupiter conjunct Pluto = Some sort of realisation or coming to grips with underlying motivations; you are shrewd and decisive, and can take a detached, overall view of things to make your own will prevail. 
 
Jupiter opposition Pluto = You are not believed or appreciated, nor are your views taken into account (perhaps because you are overly sanguine and too focused upon your own ends).
 
Saturn conjunct Uranus = Someone pushing your buttons, or a sense of frustration and helplessness. Stress, turmoil, intense feelings which must be dealt with tactfully and patiently (qualities which you may lack now). 
 
Saturn opposition Uranus = There may be sudden, unexpected setbacks or bolts from the blue. Intransigence or unavoidable obstacles cause a great deal of frustration and tension now. Anger may flair and bad feelings are rife. Definitely control your temper or things may spin out of control – don’t try to butt your way through, but wait as patiently as you can before taking action. 
 
Saturn conjunct Neptune = There may be betrayal or deep disappointment and a tendency to brood or feel paranoiac. This is a time of contraction: best to pull your wagons into a circle and assume a defensive stance.
 
Saturn Opposition Neptune = Things may get a bit depressing or frustrating, there may be vague worries or dashed hopes, especially regarding goals or relationships in which you have a major emotional investment. It’s best to withdraw now rather than to trust or depend too much on others. 

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