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March Meetup

Sunday March 10, 2013 – noonish

New Births, New Beginnings, the 0 Aries Point

Fee – None, your attendance is all we ask.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy Spring Equinox!

….. there are only four important questions in life. "What is Sacred? Of what is the Spirit made? What is worth Living for? And what is worth Dying for? The answer for each is…..."

If this looks familiar, it should. This opening question is carried over from February. The answer will be revealed at the March meetup.

The new Moon 21 Pisces 24 will be Monday March 11 at 12:51 pm. This could be considered the “seed time” for the Pisces pile-up as we have 6 of 10 planets, Neptune, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Moon and Mars along with Chiron in Pisces.

For the meetup, Sunday March 10, we have two planets, Mercury and Saturn in retrograde motion. Two retrograde planets is the most common as approximately 3 out of every 10 people have it. In addition to the six planets in Pisces we also have Saturn in Scorpio for a total of 7 planets in water signs. The three remaining planets are split between the other three elements; with Uranus in fiery Aries, Jupiter in airy Gemini and Pluto in earthy Capricorn, making each an elemental singleton. By mode, there are 7 planets in mutable signs (the six in Pisces plus Jupiter in Gemini), two in cardinal signs, Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn the lone planet in a fixed sign Scorpio. This makes Saturn a double singleton. Singleton planets generally carry extra energy because of their “uniqueness.” A noon chart places all the Pisces planets plus Uranus, a total of seven, in the 10th house of career and recognition. We still have Saturn and Pluto in mutual reception which will continue for a couple more years, while all the other planets pay homage to Neptune by rulership.

Last month, Anya was scheduled to be part of the relationship panel and present on the use of the Draconic chart in relationships. Unfortunately she got sick and was unable to make the meetup. So she will be doing her presentation on the use of Draconic charts in relationships for this meetup.

The Draconic chart is one in which the north Node is placed at the 0 Aries point with all other planetary relationships remaining the same. For example, take your natal chart and keeping all the points “locked” in their relationships to each other; turn them so the north Node is at 0 Aries. This then becomes your Draconic chart. “It is said that life lessons which surface when comparing the Draconic to the Tropical chart will always manifest in the charts of those with whom we form close relationships. Transits and progressions to the Draconic chart may manifest as major events which alter the course of our lives.”

Many professional astrologers consider the 0 Aries point to be a sensitive point in a chart. It marks the spring equinox and the beginning of the tropical zodiacal year. From this perspective, it could be considered to be the “New Moon” or beginning/birth or seed point for the zodiacal year.

In addition, we are adding a new feature to our meet-ups. After the talk around, and before the main program, we will do a short basic introduction to the five Ptolemaic aspects, the conjunction, sextile, square, trine and opposition. For the first aspect, Spencer will talk about the square.

I’ve added some additional possible topics below so take a look at the list and let us know what your preference is for next months meet-up.

So, all that said, here is our agenda for this meetup.

12-12:30 Meet, mingle, eat drink and be merry. Support the Un Urban


12:30-12:45 Announcements - Talk around.

12:45-12:55 Spencer and the basics of the Square (90 degree) aspect.

12:55 -2:15 Program – Anya, the Draconic chart and relationships. Jim &

Spencer the Spring Equinox or 0 Aries point, the Point of New

Beginnings and one of the four fundamental charts used by

mundane astrologers.

Comments & Questions from the floor.

2:15-?? Wrap it up.

2:??-?:?? Mix and mingle

3:30-5:30 Class – the Aries point in your chart. The Draconic chart.

For the talk-around we will do the usual “big 3,” Sun, Moon and ascendant signs if you know them. In addition we will ask you what house 0 degrees Aries is in, in your chart. Don’t worry if you don’t know the answer. You should before the meetup is over. Bring your chart if you have one; if not, and you would like one, send me your particulars (date, time and place of birth) ( ) and I will be glad to generate it and send it to you. I will also print one and bring it to the meetup for you. Just be sure to let me know before 10 am on Sunday, March 10.

Here are the tentative dates and some possible topics for 2013:

04/14/13 – ???

05/19/13 – ??? (second Sunday, 5/12 is Mother’s Day)

06/09/13 – ???

07/14/13 – ???

08/11/13 – ???

09/08/13 –???

10/13/13 –???

11/10/13 – ???

12/08/13 – A Look ahead to 2014

Possible topics for future meet-ups:

Relationship of the personal planets, Mercury, Venus & Mars

Relationship of the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto

2013 Mercury Retrogrades in the Water Signs

Jupiter Retrograde in Cancer

Black Moon and all things Lilith

Prenatal Eclipses



Hecate, Pandora and the Dark Goddesses

The Dwarf Planets, Ceres, Eris, Haumea & Makemake

Lunar Returns

Intercepted signs and double signs

The Heliocentric Chart

Minor aspects and Harmonic charts

Comparison of Tropical, Sidereal and Uranian astrology

If you have other ideas for topics, please let Spencer or I know. What we don’t know, we shall learn together.

Spencer and I have talked about this and because of the ongoing expense of the fees for the meetup site and costs of copies and such, we are going to add a container for “love donations” to help defray some of the costs. This is entirely voluntary. There is no fee or charge for attending this meetup; this is just to help defray some of the costs.

After the meetup, about 3:30pm, I will be conducting a class going into more details on the 0 Aries point in your chart and how it may represent a point of new beginnings and of course, answering any questions from the meetup and class. A fee of $10 is requested for this class.

This meetup will be at our usual location, Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. Great little coffee shop with delicious food and excellent drink selections. Do support the Un Urban if you can by buying a drink and/or something to eat.

If you have any questions, would like to request a chart or just want to chat, e-mail me or ring me up, 818-667-4417.

We hope to see you all on March 10th for our next meetup.

Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. 12 Noonish PM


Spencer & Jim


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