Aries Ingress 2007: The Astrological Predictions of 2007

March 22, 2007 by  


The Solar New Year officially began on March 20 this year at 12:09 am Universal Time, as the Sun entered the first degree of the first zodiac sign, Aries. The Arabian astrologers said that determining what would happen in a given location in a solar year (March 20 2007 through March 20 2008) would be indicated in the Aries Ingress chart set for that location. Of course, the positions of the planets for the Aries Ingress are the same the world over, so the key indicators are house rulership and position, which vary by location. Below is the Aries Ingress set for Washington, D.C.:


First, we must find the planet that is the Lord of the Year, which is the planet situated in the strongest house, with the angular houses being the best. In our case, that is the Moon in Aries in the angular 7th house. Moon in the sign of Mars in the 7th house of open enemies gives the year a distinctly warlike flavor. The good news is that the Moon is about to exit Aries and enter its exaltation in Taurus (a Venus-ruled sign). I wonder if this gives us a light at the end of the tunnel in the Iraq war.

To determine the effects of the Ingress on the government, we would look at the Lord of the King, or ruler of the 10th house. In this case, that is the Moon as well. It is opposite the antiscion (“shadow”) of a very weak Mercury in Pisces, which is in detriment and in fall. So we can say that the Moon is afflicted in a hidden way (the nature of the antiscion) by whatever Mercury represents. Mercury rules the 9th and 12th houses of foreign countries/people and hidden enemies, respectively. Interestingly, the 9th is the King’s 12th, so Mercury indicates the President’s secret enemies as well. This may mean a renewed push to end the war, with the doings of the country’s and the President’s secret enemies accelerating the end of the war.

Mercury is on the fixed star Fomalhaut, which is a star indicating renunciation, which may be one more indicator that a cycle is coming to a close, though all is not well. The somewhat malefic fixed star Vindemiatrix is on the Ascendant. This star is associated with overreaching that leads to a bad end. It is also known as the Widowmaker.

Astrological predictions for 2007: Jupiter in Sagittarius – calling Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius

January 9, 2007 by  

Cophetua and the Beggar Maid

As Jupiter passes through Sagittarius this year, perhaps the greatest beneficiaries will be those with their natal Sun in a fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). This is because this is strong Jupiter will conjoin or trine their natal Sun. Depending on the natal condition of Jupiter and the Sun, this can bring great blessings indeed.

Jupiter is the Great Benefic, so its rewards are truly magnificent. For some of us, Jupiter brings a lottery win, or some other exciting event. More likely, at least if your own natal Jupiter is not that strong, or your natal Sun is not that strong, Jupiter will bring liberation. Sometimes, this liberation can be scary at first, but it will be very beneficial, especially as you look back on it later.

Thus, if you are an Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, and you find you’re currently stuck in a situation that you dislike, Jupiter’s contact to your natal Sun could help you break free this year.

Here are the signs (and birthdays within the signs) affected most by Jupiter’s passage through Sagittarius in 2007, starting today. With all of the dates below, plus or minus one day applies:

Aries born between March 30 and April 19.

Leo born between August 1 and August 22.

Sagittarius born between December 1 and December 21.

If you are an Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, and you were born on different days than those listed above, Jupiter has likely already contacted your Sun late last year.

— For a more complete prognosis for 2007, you can contact Nina Gryphon through the Reading Requests page on her website.

Predictions for 2007: Mercury Retrograde in in February and March 2007

January 5, 2007 by  

Mercury and Argus

Mercury will retrograde on February 14 at 10° Pisces and station again at 25° Aquarius on March 8

If you read this blog at all regularly, you may have noticed I don’t make a very big deal about Mercury going retrograde. I used to worry about it a lot more, but then I realized that the only people affected by Mercury retrograde seemed to be astrologers, so I let it go. Let’s face it, hiding away for three weeks at a time is just not very appealing or practical.

That all being said, it is still important to be aware of Mercury’s effects vis-à-vis your own natal horoscope. If you are starting a book, applying to graduate school, or doing anything major that is Mercurial in nature, it’s best to wait until Mercury is safely away from its retrogradation period. Note that I did not include communicating, e-mailing, or generally being a normal human being in the list of activities above. Feel free to do so during Mercury retrograde periods, and everything will be okay.

However, there may come a time when you absolutely need to act on a major deal during Mercury retrograde. If that’s the case, I would wait until Mercury is in a more favorable sign. In this upcoming Mercury retrograde period, this means that I would stay away from Mercury retrograde in Pisces, and wait until it entered Aquarius on February 28. And then, I would rather act by night, when Mercury rules the triplicity. Sometimes people ask me what “by night” means exactly: it’s when it’s so dark you cannot distinguish a black thread from a white one, or so the old astrologers supposedly said.

— Readers who are interested in finding the best time to take that important step may learn more about Nina’s private reading options at the Reading Requests page.

Astrological Predictions for 2007 – Jupiter in Sagittarius/Jupiter in Capricorn

December 13, 2006 by  


Jupiter, Mercury and the Virtue - Jupiter in 2007

This article is the first of a series about astrological predictions for 2007. Look for more 2007 predictions throughout the month of December, so that you are fully prepared for the new year.

Jupiter will move into Capricorn on December 19, 2007.

Jupiter will exit Sagittarius and enter Capricorn, which is the astrological equivalent of being thrust from a lavish party straight into the gutter. This is because Jupiter rules the sign Sagittarius, and is in its fall in the sign of Capricorn. Obviously, this does not bode well for Jupiter, but until it changes signs next December, there is much you can do.

Does Jupiter rule an important house in your chart? Yes, I know that all the houses are important, but some are more important than others. For example, if Jupiter rules your second house of finances, and is not horribly afflicted, its passage through Sagittarius might be a good time to do financial stuff. This could be anything from reorganizing your finances to looking into investments. Starting Jupiterian projects when Jupiter enters Capricorn is not going to be pleasant, and you will only get another good shot at this once Jupiter enters Pisces in 2009.

Jupiter – First Station at 19° Sagittarius on April 6, 2007; Second Station at 9° Sagittarius on August 7, 2007.

For the four months that Jupiter is retrograde, doing Jupiterian stuff is not the best idea. It does not mean that all your efforts will come to naught, but if you’re looking for optimal moment to do something, that four month period probably isn’t it. If you absolutely have to move on something then, Jupiter is still in Sagittarius, so it’s not all going to hell.

It is interesting that Jupiter will make its second station on the fixed star Antares. Antares is a Royal fixed star, though it is kind of malefic and seems to imply that a person will somehow overreach and fall from grace. Antares is considered the heart of the constellation of the Scorpion (which has gradually moved into Sagittarius due to the slow movement of the fixed stars over the centuries and millennia). There is no star more Scorpionic than Antares, and it is of Mars and Jupiter nature. So there is a real tendency with Antares for unbridled empire-building through war. This tendency to overdoing things can be present in Jupiter as well, but the danger is much less when Jupiter is in its own sign, where it is very benefic.

Should you undertake new things when Jupiter is on Antares? If you are a risk taker, or you’re going to do Antares-type things, like start building an empire which may one day cause your fall from grace, go for it. On the other hand, if you’re a quiet and conservative soul, I would highly advise against it.

— If you are interested in a personalized astrological recommendation of when to undertake an important project in 2007, you may contact Nina Gryphon at