Birthing the New Reality – Solar Eclipse Pisces and Saturn at the Galactic Centre 2017

by Agent 12 – Julija Simas

Saturn at the Galactic Centre 2017

Saturn at the Galactic Centre during 2017 makes the times we are living in ever more interesting. As a relatively new area of exploration and a new concept for astrologers, after exploring the images and the symbols of such a potent energy and planets in this area in the past, I can certainly see merit in using the Galactic Centre as a representation of not only being pulled into something larger than life,  but also as a conduit to a great symbol of a most creative force that exists in oneself and in our collective destiny.

The Galactic Centre is the point around which our whole galaxy, The Milky Way turns. It was discovered in Feb 1974, fittingly with the North Node at 27° Sagittarius and Saturn at the South Node. The Galactic centre moves like a fixed star at the rate of precession through the zodiac at 1° every 72 years, forward in the tropical zodiac(as the Aries point moves backward) and is currently at 26°59′ Sagittarius. At this centre is a super massive black hole, a galactic gravitational centre, a huge cosmic womb of sorts. What we know of black holes is that they are massive forces of energy sucking in everything around them, yet full of power, potential and creation. The core and key of the birth of the galaxy itself.  It is as big as 4 million suns. It is 25,000 light years away. To give you an idea of how far away that is, Alpha Centauri our closest star is 4.3 light years away, with mega giant star Betelgeuse 642 light years away.

When we consider Saturn here, as an image, it may help explain how we are all currently feeling. Saturn is the planet that represents being in control, in Sagittarius it is confirming our beliefs, our visions of what lies ahead, and our current moves to stand firm with what we see is the best way forward.  Yet here we are, with Saturn at the Galactic Centre and it feels more like we are being sucked down into a huge black hole, on the edge of an event horizon of something big. But we don’t know quite what it is!  We can feel the vortex sucking us in and we have no choice but to keep going. Things seem to be beyond our control, the world is in turmoil, the economy, politics and the climate have gone AWOL. We are fearful, yet somehow excited about what’s ahead!
The birth of a new world perhaps?  The one we don’t know yet!

Saturn, here calls for us to take control of our future now more than ever. Yet the future can’t be controlled, it can only be created. Saturn the mythic God,  Chronos, ate his children as they were a threat to his own creation, to his autonomy, to his control. Whatever you/we are creating, we need to make sure we also become a responsible for it!  Making sure also that those who seemingly hold power and control over us, do no disturb our visions and creation stories. Careful what maybe unleashed, created and formed from this source with huge potential. All the information we need, like a blackhole is already held within it!

What an amazing image – Saturn at the Galactic Centre!

So as the Galactic Centre is so big, yet so far away, for astrologers it is perhaps significant to use wider orbs to ascertain its influence. Fixed stars are given  1° orb either side, therefore as this is such a big centre, I would give 3-5° either side, let’s just stick to that for now, making the range of the GC, from somewhere around 22° Sagittarius to 2° Capricorn.  Saturn is transiting this area in 2017, exact now and during this Pisces Solar eclipse and for the next few weeks. It will be exact again when Saturn is retrograde here in May, to return again to exactness in Nov, Dec, moving in and out orb the rest of the year. Generally, by looking at past events with planets here, we see great big solid shifts in perspectives, mind expanding new realities birthed, and other reality shifting dynamics.

As Saturn’s return cycle is 29 years, the last time Saturn was here was in 1988-89 joined to Uranus(more below).  Pluto was here in 2007/2008 and the world economy began its down turn with the birth of the GFC. Neptune was here in 1982,  a recession hit the USA, and how’s this for a Neptunian heist, the largest cash money robbery of nearly 10 million dollars happened in New York. Uranus was in this vicinity in 1987/88, as the soviet union began to dissolve and another Stockmarket crash happened in October.  The next major planet to pass here will be Jupiter at end of  2019, as it does every 12 years. Much more research can be done on all this, but I’ll concentrate on Saturn here for now.

Looking at Saturn at this  GC point in the past we find, times when our reality and perspectives changed big time!
1781  – GC was at 22-23° Sag,  Uranus was discovered!  Saturn was a 20° Sagittarius at the time. The discovery of Uranus opened up our universe for the first time as it doubled it in size overnight. By the time Saturn was at the GC, the world was reeling with the new discovery, mind blown and began adapting to this concept and what it meant All of a sudden a new world had dawned.

Another time was 1929 – OCT – when the Wall St Crash, rocked the world of finance and (as did Pluto here in 2007/2008).

In 1959 – we rocketed off the first Monkey into Space.

In 1988-89 the  amazing Hubble telescope was getting ready to be launched, and was launched, and our view of the universe has never been the same,  consequently leading to further understanding ourselves in our expanding universe. A Brief History in Time was also published by Stephen Hawking.

As we can see Saturn here at the Galactic Centre seems to bring with it a time where an update to a new global reality hits the world stage, a mind expanding global update. Wherever we find ourselves right now, personally and globally by feeling the pull of this huge creative vortex we find ourselves in, be assured a new reality is birthing.

What we know about Saturn is that he is the MASTER of one commanding one’s own reality. At this time it is significant to source the grand vision that you have and what can become manifest with it, what can be made real?  We have been sculpting at that the vision since Saturn has been in Sagittarius,  but now as it moves over the galactic centre again, we are on the doorstep of something much greater for ourselves, something much bigger for the globe, as the new reality dawns.

Coupled with the exactness of this combo during the Pisces eclipse, we can see how important this particular timing is for all of us right now. As Saturn won’t be back here for another 29 years, yet makes a mark during 2017, take control, or else be sucked in. Remember to master one’s own Saturn is the key to be fully liberated!  To be fully living in your own creation and command.

Some studies have been done in the area of individuals born with planets at the Galactic centre that add more information about the Galactic Centre and its influence in astrology.  Astrologer Mandi Lockey has an article here, looking into the world of Whistleblowers and natal placements at 27° Sagittarius. Again we find mind blowing information coming out from these sources, as whistleblowers help to awaken our world and set it on a new course. For once we know something we can’t unknow it!  Our faith in the powers that be has changed considerably since the whistleblowers came to town so to speak!

As astrologers we become ever more conscious of the new cosmos constantly birthing in our system, always exploring and evolving our intake. It maybe too new for some to consider, but definitely worth exploring. A closed mind in astrological concepts and thinking, just doesn’t go together in my mind. My own Ascendant is 22° Sagittarius, and well seems close enough or in the vicinity of the GC, I can’t help but explore more of this great science of images, the power of symbols, connections and meaning.

Where is the Galactic Centre in your chart where Saturn is now making a magical quintile to the Pisces Solar eclipse this weekend? Where is your creative energy vortex that is about to birth a great new beginning that you will be the responsible parent of?

With this Pisces eclipse it is no longer a Dream but a reality!

As above so below, – News today NASA have discovered 7 Earth like planets circling a Sun, with some form of life, and say no other star system has ever been found to contain so many Earth-sized and rocky planets, of the kind thought to be necessary to contain aliens.  WHOA stay tuned for more info on this one!

ECLIPSE 26th FEB 2017 8° Pisces

Coming up this weekend Feb 26th depending where you are, is the last eclipse in the Pisces /Virgo polarity until 2024, when the nodes return to this part of zodiac. For the last two years we’ve experienced eclipses in this polarity, with the first eclipse in the Leo/Aquarius polarity two weeks ago at 22°  Leo which occurred onFeb 10th/11th.

Wherever Pisces and Virgo sit in our astro charts, is where we have by now somehow cleaned or cleared the swamp (I remember saying this to my Astro group in Melbourne last March, talking on eclipses, so hearing POTUS say it throughout his campaign was very apt and quite hilarious). We’ve either sourced forgotten dreams, uncovered hidden treasure, sorted toxic mess, and generally cleaned up a few things around the house, with Virgo being the North Node. Toxic environments, friends, relationships, jobs, bosses, unhealthy attachments all had to be dealt with, maybe somewhat uncomfortable as this messed with our comfort zones, Pisces /Virgo is such a place. We may have found that we were swimming in our own bliss or toxic mess and were called to do something about it. Any sense of false security blew up in our face, mixed with the mutable crosses last year and so on. By now we have hoped to have sorted most of this, as we learnt that the victim game or the poor me attitude is of no help, and after a good clean up we move forward healthier and happier than before – right?

This weekend is the last chance for the final sweep in our cosmic pond. Eclipses bring with them much power and transformative energy. Here we have a chance for that last final flush out, anything that can be holding us back, as well as the last chance to source and uphold the big dream before we forget it! Last week’s Leo /Aquarius eclipse ushered in a shift in pace and heralds the shift of the nodes coming in our way in May. We’ve been invited to now, move on to create what we have dreamed of, as our special gift to the world.

It is a significant time as Jupiter rules Pisces and also Saturn at the Galactic centre, to follow our bliss and create our vision, we need faith, and belief in its possibilities, we need to be able to swim freely, free of fear and guilt for being able to follow our bliss. Jupiter is currently opposite Uranus, Agent of change, and Saturn is in trine with it. Jupiter is Libra, asks us to adjust our relationships at this time, so freedom within them can reign. The astrology of this Pisces eclipse is heavy with water and fire, the most creative yet volatile mix of energy, carrying the potential to ignite and fire up, or fizzle, fry, boil over and even disappear. Some dreams may need to go, but others will never die.

Remember Pisces, is the last sign, it is all about nurturing the seed of new beginnings, the seeds that still lie under the surface, unexposed, not yet out in the light, like an incubating dream. This incubating period will now soon be over and it will be high time to get on with making it manifest. Quite significantly during this eclipse and for the next few months and as Saturn is at the Galactic Centre.

There is no better image for concretising our visions, our  dreams and making them a reality than the Lord of the Rings, form and structure, control and command , Saturn at the most fecund and fertile point in our galaxy. Wherever we find ourselves right now, is significantly bigger and larger than you may realize, personally and globally. All the more reason to stay focused and connected to the very source that breeds you at this potent time.

It is important to remember also where we were 6 months ago  when the last Solar eclipse occurred exactly opposite this point at 8° Virgo Sep 1st 2016, at this time we may have been in the midst of personal renovations, and the cleaning of body, mind and spirit, with them done, this eclipse in Pisces ties up the whole of the last 2 years. Take a look at how you’ve grown, evolved, awakened. Reflect on the condition of the Soul now, to what it was previously, lessons learned and some things that can now be best forgotten. Do the final clearing the letting go, and make sure to keep all the good stuff!

With what has been written about Saturn at the Galactic Centre at this eclipse, in quintile 72° to the solar eclipse, in two very significant ways we are birthing and moving fully into our new reality, be very conscious of the process you are now in, as if in a lucid dream, mastering and commanding your dream space, which is your life.

Powerful stuff!

 On the Saros Cycle 140 South Solar

The eclipse at 8° Pisces, belongs to Saros  cycle 140 – Solar/South. The Series began in 1512, the height of the Renaissance and carries and finish in  2774.  Does this feel like a Renaissance of sorts in your life? Saros cycles refer to the family of eclipses, an eclipse belongs to.  These eclipse series are birthed at the poles, and peak as total eclipses as they move north or south towards the equator, to peter out again, like dragons circling the globe.  Saros cycles repeating every 18 years, move one third around the globe, to return to the same place very 54 years. There are many eclipse cycles and families circling the globe for vast periods of time. Eclipse families can last for 1000’s of years. This one is an annular total eclipse, a long eclipse, as annular eclipses occur when the Moon is slightly closer in it’s  perigee, closer to Earth. This series that began at the South Pole and is now nearing the middle of it’s cycle, that will; finish in 2774. The last Solar eclipse that happened in this series was 18 years ago Feb 16th 1999 at 27° Aquarius  at the South Node. Another eclipse occurred here 19 years ago, at 8° Pisces but was part of another set of Saros family on 26th Feb 1998. Both connecting us by Saros Cycle and by Zodiac degree to 18-19 years ago, and the Nodal cycle, Can you remember your life back then, what was birthed anew back then? I started formally studying astrology in 1999, as this Saros cycle eclipse occurred on my Saturn in my 3rd house, signifiant for sure!

For more advanced and research minded folk following our C*I*A Updates, can follow all eclipses and their cycles or families at this website link below.
Find the eclipses happening in the years of your birth, and track them every 18 years!
We have set up an eclipse table here

Most astrologers use the Pre-eclipse that occurred before you were born, find your Pre- eclipse Solar and Lunar , know its Saros family and stay connected to it.
If your were born near eclipse season, chose the eclipse closest to your birth.
See eclipse table HERE:

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The Venus Cycle – Herald of the Morning- Venus as Morning Star

by Agent 12 – Julija Simas

The Venus Cycle
Herald of the morning – Venus as Morning Star
August 15th 2015 – June 6th 2016

Venus emerges as the morning star 19-22nd August. Depending on where you live, your latitude on this planet and if you happen to be up before Sunrise gazing to the east on a clear morning over these few days around from August 19th 2015 you would see the helical rise of Venus, Venus rising as the morning star. This rise can happen anywhere between Venus being 8-13 degrees away from the Sun whilst still in her retrograde phase after the interior conjunction.

A new cycle of Venus began with the retrograde conjunction with the Sun on August 15th UT at 22°39′ Leo, yet  the heliacal rise of Venus, Venus’ morning appearance out of the beams of the Sun, is often seen as much more auspicious as it was in the ancient past. The ancient Mayans especially, saw this emergence as a particularly potent time, a time for war and bloodshed and time when Venus was at her meanest.  The 2 apparitions of Venus , evening and morning star, were seen as the twin brothers Quetzalcoatl  the feathered serpent as the morning star, and Xolotl , as the darker evening star personification. Both were known for bringing humankind fire from the underworld as they rose out of the beams of the Sun and appeared in morning or evening skies every 19 months. A twist on the tale of Prometheus stealing fire from the Gods on Olympus, here the flame is from the underworld, yet the similarities in themes , show that the magic of the heavens speak a universal language.In ancient Lithuanian star lore, Venus as morning star was called Aušrinė and was seen as a second Sun. as she was the first to lighten the dawn, which is also the meaning of her name . She was also the daughter of the Sun together with her evening star sister Vakarinė. These two stars were the servants of the Sun, Aušrinė would bring fire, water and soup to the Sun and her husband the Moon(the Moon masculine?? Shows how ancient these depictions are) and the evening star Vakarinė would make their bed for the night.

These 2 obvious apparitions of Venus,  were often seen as 2 completely different stars, with 2 completely different identities and in many more cultures around the world. As we get to know the Venus cycle we get to see that Venus no longer is Venus just in a sign, or a house, but she is either an evening star or a morning star, and that she  is also  in one her of her phases as part of that apparition, which all  bring much more depth and meaning to our own natal Venus. For example Venus in Gemini in the 2nd house, square Jupiter may not be enough information to describe your Venus. Do you know if you were born with an evening star Venus or a morning star Venus? An easy way to tell is, if Venus is behind your Sun in the zodiac in your natal chart she is a morning star, and if she is ahead in the zodiac in your natal chart, she is and evening star. Say your Venus is 15° Gemini,  and your Sun is 10° Leo, Venus is behind in the zodiac, therefore a morning star. Or turn your chart as if the Sun is on the horizon-the Ascendant, if Venus is above the horizon she rises before the Sun and is a morning star, if she is below horizon she is an evening star. To determine what phase she is in your natal chart is a bit trickier. Which I will get to in another update.

As a renewed morning star Venus has many names and associations,  as she returns to the skies to shine her light, the Venus archetype becomes one more like a warrior, Aries like, promethean, eager and keen to get on with it, on a mission I like to say.
As a  morning star Venus is known as:

Oriental (rising in the east before the Sun)
Lucifer (the light bringer, the angel cast out of heaven who then becomes Satan in christian bible. The sacred feminine was regarded as too potent to deal with by the patriarchy establishing itself through various religions around the globe, making out that the power of the sacred feminine was dangerous and scary and not to be used, similar to the number 666)
Lights up the morning sky, is up before the Sun
Masculine, Diurnal, Yang
A Warrior goddess
She ascends rapidly –  (comes out of Sun’s beams quickly as Sun moves off ), still moving much slower than Sun
She descends slowly – as the cycle progresses she catches up with the speed of the Sun and even doubles it  (before disappearing for exterior conjunction) dimming as she moves further away from Earth
Visible 6-8 days after rx conj
Venus is now on a Mission
Gains light,, then loses light -peaks in crescent shape as she waxes to become full. Note we never see Venus in fullness phase, like  a full moon, as she is at that stage behind the Sun.
Begins as a crescent then waxes to fullness as she dims from our skies again toward superior conjunction

At each apparition as a morning star or evening star, Venus is known to have 7 phases(this varies depends on astronomer or astrologer)  at any particular phase the characteristics of Venus are determined by Venus being either:

Morning – Evening
Earthy – Heavenly  – (close to earth or farthest away)
Aphrodite Pandemos(earthy, lusty), Aphrodite Urania(heavenly, divine)
Visible or  – Invisible(visiting the underworld)
Fast or Slow
Ascending or Descending
Taurus or Libra
Losing light or gaining light

The 7 phases  of each morning(East) star apparition (which also happen in evening(West) apparition but in a slightly different order 1,2,6,5,4,3, 7)

1)Conjunction with Sun  – inferior rx /superior dx
2)Heliacal rise – East rx(morning) or west(evening)
3)Station – direct (morning) or retrograde(evening)
4)Greatest brilliance – East(morning) or west(evening)
5)Greatest elongation – East(morning) or west(evening)
6)Gibbous – East(morning) or west(evening)
7)Heliacal set – East(morning) or west rx(evening)

The 7 phases and dates of this current cycle 

1) Inferior conjunction – Aug 15th (22°Leo) retrograde
2)Morning star rise, helical rise – Aug 19th 20 Leo
3)Direct – Sept 6th – 14 Leo
4)Greatest brilliancy – Sept 20 – 18 Leo (32days after interior conj)
5)Max elongation – Oct 26 – 16 Virgo (72 days after interior conj)
6)Gibbous phase – Nov – April (moves through Virgo – Taurus)
7)Morning set, heliacal set – April 20 2016 – 0 Taurus
1)Superior conjunction – June 6 – 16 Gemini

At her Morning star rise around Aug 19th at 20° Leo , Venus is still moving quite slowly but gains in light each morning as her crescent grows. It may seem as though life has all of a sudden shifted  at this part of her cycle, her coming out, as a few things come to light, but may not be ready to work with quite yet. There is an eagerness of Aries in the phase yet still being in adjustment and retrograde, it’s afresh young Venus, anticipating the journey ahead. It’s as though she has the fire from the underworld, but may not be quite sure what to do with it yet. Her renewed energy has just been birthed and from now begins to unfurl.

This year just before turning direct Venus encounters Mars again for their 2nd meet up this year at 14° Leo on September 1st. Mars adds the extra kick to help get things started and get a move on. Remember Mars and Venus together are not just about love and hot sex, but about devotion and passion and remind us as they come together in Leo again, that this next journey needs only to be inspired by  passion and devotion. What is that to you? Where can you see your life in June next year as Venus again approaches the Sun?

Her next phase, is then moving direct again on Sept 6th at 14°  Leo , when her confidence  and strength begins to  grow , life begins to move ahead in proposed directions albeit slowly still, as Venus takes a while to speed up again. Take your time, don’t rush things, similar to the archetypal Aries the impulse to move on quickly may make you overlook a few important things. Stay with the impulse and get ready to channel it in the right direction,

 Greatest brilliance – the symbolic apparition of the Venus cycle reflects our own journey as she shines brightest the week of 20th September around the September Equinox. This is her peak moment as the morning star, up bright and early, showing us her crown of glory as the true Queen of the heavens. This time this phase occurs still in sunny Leo, still in post retrograde shadow Venus gets stronger and stronger now toward her max elongation,(end oOctober) before she begins her 7 gated journey to the underworld. More on that later. For now its too is time to shine bright, to take on the cloak of courage that will give you enough strength to carry on this next 8 month journey then meeting with the Sun again in June 2016.
It’s at this point we hold this cycles mission wand high in our hand and in our heart.

Maximum elongation west, morning star – Venus heads toward maximum elongation in the month of October peaking on October 26th. Maximum elongation as the morning star denotes a period of consolidating the quest ahead, the mission we are here to complete by June 6th next year with when Venus meets the Sun in Gemini for the exterior/superior conjunction at 14° Gemini. This is the half way point in her cycle  the larger cycle completes this current cycle with next retrograde in March 2017 in Aries.
During that days of maximum elongation West, Venus being west of the rising Sun , it is by now that we have a firm idea, goal and purpose of our quest during the  next 8 months.  Maximum elongation denotes strength, consolidation and an unwavering strength, that keeps us focused on the delivery date and symbolically a meeting in either the upperworld or the underworld as Venus disappears from our skies and into the Sun’s beams again on April 20th 2016, only return to light again as the evening star in July 2016.
This year during the maximum elongation Venus finds extra strength as she moves toward her next conjunction with Mars on the 3rd November at 24° Virgo 2015. Mars adds desire and action to our quest, Virgo helps us find our strength through service, a healthy attitude and using our efforts for the betterment of all.
Find that strength now, the strength in your heart that leads you passionately onward and consolidate it into your core. It is only when we truly know what we want, what is true in our hearts and minds that we are more likely to get it!

Before the next New Moon at 17 Scorpio on November 12th, the waning crescent shaped Moon, meets Venus at 28 Virgo, this begins the journey, traditionally  looked at as the Descent of Innana, where with every monthly meeting with the waning Moon, Venus is taken through one of 7 gates  to the underworld  or I like to see it as a quest to the upperworld.

If you would like more help on finding your Venus phase please 
send Chart details and payment of $20 AUD to on paypal  I will send you a one page description of your Venus phase via email. Allow 3 days.
Otherwise, I plan to create a webinar specifically for this purpose.

Stay tuned more on each phase of this next cycle coming up.


You can find more info on the last Venus cycle here