How to “select” an astrologically compatible mate

There are so many postings out there about relationships, and how to find the best possible mate by way of one’s birthchart. “What sort of person would I best with?” is a question commonly asked. There are a few different things that I always look at first and foremost when being asked these sorts of questions by clients (and answering questions as I creep on forums, hahah)….and this sort of question gets asked A LOT. Everyone wants to find their person (well, most people do anyway), so these are useful things to pay particular attention to for anyone who wants to learn more about astrological pairing from the natal chart. I have a visual below, with the different things that I’m talking about in this post circled so you can follow along with a visual. I know us into astrology (for fun, vocation, or both!) are VERY visual people.
**Just to make it clear, I’m only talking about good pairings based on the natal chart. Obviously, actually seeing how these aspects would play out would depend on the actual synastry and composite charts between two people. I’m also NOT strictly talking about SUN signs, but talking about that Sign’s ENERGY in general.
**Obviously, you would have to take the whole chart into account. Just because someones Descendant is in a certain sign does necessarily mean that the particular sign’s energy in question would be a good pairing for the person. This post should really be used as more of a jumping off point for analysis, discarding what doesn’t actually fit the particular chart that you’re looking at, and keeping what does.

The Descendant is circled in Purplish Pink. The ruler of the 7th House is circled in Dark Purple. The 11th House Cusp is circled in Red. Juno is circled in Light Blue. The North/South Node Axis is circled in Green. The Sun/Moon Midpoint is the Orange Dot in the 1st House. The Vertex is circled in Yellow.
  • Start out by looking at what Sign rules over the Descendant. Since the Descendant is what we are attracted towards & what we tend to attract in our lives, it is usually a good place to start. In my particular case, the Descendant is ruled by Gemini. This means that Gemini energy in some capacity (typically one of the inner planets) would probably be a good place to start as far energy that would be good here.
  • Look next to where the planetary ruler of the Descendant is placed in the chart. In the example, the ruler of Gemini is Mercury, and Mercury is found in the 11th house. The 11th house is traditionally ruled by Aquarius, which would make Aquarius energy a good match. And this is kind of driven home with the fact that the 3rd house (which is traditionally Mercury/Gemini/Virgo ruled) has Aquarius on the cusp.
  • Since Mercury falls in the 11th house, you would also want to bring into play which sign actually rules over the 11th house cusp in the chart, and in this case Libra rules over the 11th. This would also make Libra energy be good for the person.
  • Look at where Juno falls in the chart. Juno tends to show the sort of marriage/relationship partner that we actually need (and/or that we end up with in some capacity). In this chart, Juno falls in Aquarius (kind of triple amplifying Aquarius energy here).
  • Look at where the North Node of the Moon falls. Since the North Node is like our “souls mission” this time around, it would stand to reason that it would probably be good if you happened to find someone who’s personal/inner planets ended up in conjunction (within 5 degrees on either side of the North Node) with your North Node. In the particular case above, you’d be looking for very late degree Pisces energy or very early degree Aries energy.
  • See where the Sun/Moon Midpoint is in your Natal Chart. In the chart above, it’s at 28 Sagittarius. Since the Sun/Moon Midpoint is like the inner marriage between the masculine and the feminine in the natal chart, it would make sense that someone having the sign of the Sun/Moon Midpoint prominent in their chart would probably be a good thing. The conjunctions to the Sun/Moon Midpoint are particularly nice to see, generally anyway. Same thing can be applied to the Vertex in the natal chart.

Now that you have the basics to start out, you’ll need to actually apply what you have taken note of to see if the basics make sense through actual application. For instance, in the chart above, the South Node falls in Libra. Since the South Node tends to be what we are already familiar with from a previous incarnation (and are ultimately supposed to move beyond while growing into the soul mission of the North Node), someone with personal/inner planets that conjunct the South Node may end up keeping the person stuck in previous life themes that they ultimately need to move beyond. That doesn’t mean that Libra energy wouldn’t be a good choice for the person, but maybe not Libra energy that is conjunct the South Node (meaning, personal planets beyond 5 degrees Libra).

Mystic Market Holistic Online Fair 03.21.20

Hey guys ! So, one of the fairs that I’ve been working recently is going to be going on tomorrow via facebook live. Stop by virtually to check out some really bitchin’ practitioners from 12 pm- 2 pm CST (and yours truly, who will go live at 12:45 pm). Find someone to connect with to help find healing, answers, and peace. In this fucking crazy ass time on planet Earth, who couldn’t use a little (more) healing, answers and peace?! To join us, click on the picture below 😀

What the Fuck is a Yod?

Yod, Yod, Yod…..what the fuck is a Yod? I see this question (though maybe not asked this exact same way, hahaha) posted quite frequently on different forums and even by my own clients. People are always wondering (and with good reason!) what the fuck the Yod in their chart means for them. They’ve been popping up in my own client’s charts more recently, and I figured this was the time to actually do a post on them.

The Yod (also known as The Finger of God) is an aspect, like the one mentioned in the chart above, where you have two planets sextile one another with the two sextile planets quincunx/inconjunct (150 degrees) from the same planet (or the apex of the Yod). The sextile planets are in harmony, operating on the same wavelength, while both of those planets are putting stress on the apex of the Yod through the quincunx aspects. While the sextile is harmonious, usually until the Yod is worked through the sextile may operate at the lower end vibrationally (i.e.: exhibiting the least desirable traits of the sextile in question) due to the quincunx stress.

To understand what a Yod is, I suppose you need to first understand what a quincunx aspect is. The 150 degree aspect means that you’re (more than likely) dealing with two different sign energies that don’t understand one another. One sign is usually better expressed and understood, while the other one is completely left out. In the case of the Yod, it’s usually the apex planet that is left out (since there will be a harmony felt between the two sextile planets while neglecting the Yod). There is a lack of being able to fuse the apex planetary energies not only from one planet, but from two! This will definitely be felt by the apex planet through the sign and house in which it falls, begging to be worked through (and begging not to feel so “separate” from these other planets in the chart). It’s less constant tension like in the case of the square aspect, and more of a constant nagging or longing. It also may feel that you don’t fully have control over anything going on here (thus the Finger of God name comes into play). So, the apex of the Yod needs to feel together with these other two planets, and with the rest of the chart. Depending on what the apex planet is, and where it falls, and all that good stuff will help to shine a light on WHAT that actually is. If Mars is the apex of the Yod, you’re looking at energy dealing with your drive and impulse. If Venus is the apex, you’re looking at energy dealing with love (how you love and need to be loved, along with your values). And that apex planet really is a gift of sorts….energy that your soul really wanted to master this time around and use to your benefit.

How exactly you work through Yod’s has a lot to do with understanding the apex planet. Really get to know it and how it functions. Understand how you might be leaving it out/how to incorporate it better in your life. Different transits also play a role in understanding the Yod better. Transits to the different parts of the Yod (specifically the apex) are important, especially transits that are in conjunction and opposition to the planets that make up the Yod. A major sort of transit by conjunction that will light up the Yod are outer planet transits to the mid-point between the two sextile planets in this aspect. This midpoint is opposite the apex planet. While the outer planet conjunctions to this mid-point aren’t really that comfortable for the person to go through, they usually do allow for tremendous growth through the challenge. If one should go through this, it may really feel like life has hit a sort of “crisis” point….and this crisis point is wanting that apex planet to be integrated and used properly.

Since these aspects aren’t super, super common, I have always felt that they have karmic implications to them (especially due to the lack of control or even fated quality about them). How exactly that would come about would depend on what that planet is, the motion of the planet, and everything else going on in the chart.

**I’d also like to make mention that really, when looking at Yod’s, you really want to focus on PLANETS, and not things Chiron, which is in the example of a Yod in the picture above. I used this particular chart because I had the permission to use it, and it gives you a visual of what a Yod actually looks like. The Yod aspect should be pretty tight (like the one in the example), though you could open up the orb slightly. I really like to see them all within 3 degrees in this particular aspect (but that’s just a personal preference).

The Fair Circuit ^_^

I’m not sure if any of you lovelies out there are in the Austin, Texas area or not, but if you are, come check me out at the Texas Metaphysical Fair on Sunday, February 9th! This will be my first time working this particular fair, and I’m super-excited about it 🙂 It seems like it will be a good time with lots of cool vendors and shit ^_^ This fair will be located at Hideaway Events Center. The address is:
4323 S. IH 35 frontage road
Austin, Texas 78744

If you’re in the area, come get a reading from yours truly! Hope to see some of y’all there!

The Yearly Time Lord

I have been doing quite a few Solar Return Charts recently for people (which gave me the idea for this blog posting), and when people want their Solar Return Chart done I always have to include a section about the yearly Time Lord. This is done in a Part I (Solar Return Chart) and Part II (Yearly Time Lord) fashion, since the time lord is taken from the Natal Chart (but can still be used with the Solar Return). Personally, I feel that when looking at the year ahead from birthday to birthday, the Time Lord is far too important to leave out.

First off, the notion behind the Time Lord comes from an old ass technique used by Hellenistic Astrologers to predict future events (and when I say “old ass technique,” I’m talking about this shit being used back in 200 BC or so). Now a days, the people that actually use this technique use what is known as Annual Profections. Essentially, starting from the Ascendant in the Natal Chart, each House of the chart represents a specific year of life (and depending on how old you are turning on your next birthday will show you what “House Year” you’re about to enter into). Here is a chart to quickly show you what Time Lord year you’re currently in or are about to enter into:

1st House- Ages 0, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, etc..
2nd House-Ages 1, 13, 25, 37, 49, 61, 73, etc…
3rd House-Ages 2, 14, 26, 38, 50, 62, 74, etc…
4th House-Ages 3, 15, 27, 39, 51, 63, 75, etc….
5th House-Ages 4, 16, 28, 40, 52, 64, 76, etc…
6th House-Ages 5, 17, 29, 41, 53, 65, 77, etc….
7th House-Ages 6, 18, 30, 42, 54, 66, 78, etc…
8th House-Ages 7, 19, 31, 43, 55, 67, 79, etc…
9th House-Ages 8, 20, 32, 44, 56, 68, 80, etc…
10th House-Ages 9, 21, 33, 45, 57, 69, 81, etc…
11th House-Ages 10, 22, 34, 46, 58, 70, 82, etc….
12th House-Ages 11, 23, 35, 47, 59, 71, 83, etc…

I’ll use myself as an example here to help all this make sense. This past November I turned 32, which puts me in 9th House year. Thus, this makes 9th House matters pretty important this year for me personally (or anyone that finds themselves in a 9th House year), such as use of the abstract mind, journeys of the body and mind, and beliefs/the person’s personal truth. Once you’ve figure out what House Year you’re in, you look at the planet that rules the cusp of that house. In my particular case, it’s Leo. This makes my Yearly Time Lord the Sun, since the Sun is the ruler of Leo. If, for instance, your 9th House cusp was ruled by Pisces, your Yearly Time Lord would be Jupiter. Why not Neptune, you may be wondering? That’s because with this technique you want to use the 7 traditional planetary rulers for the different signs (omitting Uranus, Neptune and Pluto from the mix). In case it’s needed, here are the traditional rulers of each of the signs:

Aries & Scorpio are ruled by Mars traditionally
Taurus & Libra are ruled by Venus traditionally
Gemini & Virgo are ruled by Mercury traditionally
Cancer is ruled by the Moon
Leo is ruled by the Sun
Sagittarius & Pisces are ruled by Jupiter traditionally
Capricorn & Aquarius are ruled by Saturn traditionally

Now that you know which planet is the Yearly Time Lord, you can start playing around with it. It’s important first to take stock of the condition of the planet in your chart (such as direct or retrograde motion, exalted, etc.), and the different aspects that this planet makes in the natal chart. Also, pay attention to the house that the Yearly Time Lord falls in, for that house’s areas of life also factor into all of this. In my particular case, my Sun falls in Sagittarius in the 12th house, and the only major aspect it makes is the trine to my North Node. This shows that this trine to the North Node will have importance this year, along with 12th House Sagittarius shit. In these past couple of months, the concept of “wandering” and even more dissolution of ego than already existed have featured prominently (so it definitely fits).

Next, you want to look at the major transits making contact with the Yearly Time Lord in the upcoming year. They will be of utmost importance in the coming year, and it’s possible that they will be felt stronger than other transits to other natal planets. It’s also important to look at the Transits that the Yearly Time Lord makes for the upcoming year to other natal planets. If you’re time Lord is Jupiter, you would look at the way Transit Jupiter affects your chart in the year ahead. In my particular case, I’d want to look at the Transit Sun (which means I’m going to be looking at SO MANY Transits, hahaha).

You can even apply this technique to the Solar Return Chart, though modified slightly. I don’t look for the Yearly Time Lord of the Solar Return Chart, but I DO look to see what the Yearly Time Lord is doing IN the Solar Return Chart (it’s condition, it’s aspects, etc.). By throwing the Yearly Time Lord into the Solar Return mix, it add another layer of depth to the reading of the Solar Return Chart.

Planets in Retrograde

I’m baaaaack!

Hahahaha, honestly I have been so busy these past (about) 4 months that I just haven’t had a spare moment to actually add to my astrological ramblings. And I’m truly SO eternally grateful for this, for the people that have hired me to do readings for them and kept me so busy. Practicing astrology (and being able to ACTUALLY practice astrology for clients) is one of the great loves of my life. So, to everyone that has hired me to do work for them, thank you so very much 🙂

Over the past few months I have had several clients with a shitload of Retrograde (rx) planetary activity in their natal charts. Not only that though, but I have also seen an influx of questions on the different forums that I frequently creep on/answer questions on about what it means to have whatever planet in retrograde (and we could be talking about any planet here, except for the Sun and Moon, which never go retrograde). I tend to look at retrograde planets through more of the soul’s journey kind of lens, meaning I believe they tend to be things that our soul wanted to learn about and understand in a myriad of different ways throughout our different incarnations on Planet Earth/this 3D dimension. Thinking about it from this point of view helps to put it all into perspective for me. For some reason, the soul really wanted to understand something about its mind (Mercury), its drive (Mars), etc. while incarnating on Earth in a more personally “focused” way. There is also more introspection given to the energy that these planets express naturally, and the energy is “introverted” instead of the more “extroverted” sort of expression of energy that is more prevalent with direct planetary motion. The whole purpose of these retrograde planets is to understand them at their core essence and what they mean to the person that has them (regardless if this planetary expression makes sense to anyone else). Because society at large is so focused on keeping up with “The Jones’s” and living and operating like the status quo would have you live and operate, this can make retrograde planets a particular challenge (especially when one has one or several inner planets, Mercury through Jupiter, in retrograde). Not that the outer planets of Saturn through Pluto aren’t important (they are!), they just don’t move as quickly naturally, so they are felt and expressed on a generational level. Something that should also be paid attention to is your chart ruler; should your chart ruler fall in retrograde, well, this essentially will retrograde your entire chart. When the chart ruler is a planet in retrograde motion, you tend to find someone who is very introspective (regardless of the planet involved), though how exactly this introspection is actually expressed inwardly and understood by the sense of self will depend on the planet and sign that we’re talking about, and the house that the chart ruler falls in. Here is an example of such for your viewing pleasure (hahaha) and understanding:

In my own chart, my Ascendant is in Sagittarius, which makes my Chart Ruler Jupiter (which is in Retrograde in the 4th House.

**As far as the following explanations go, you would need to take the whole chart into account to know exactly how any retrograde planet (or planetary body) actually plays out in your life. For the sake of understanding, the house the retrograde planet falls in will show the areas of life involved, the sign of the retrograde planet will show how the energy is expressed, and the aspects fill in the rest of the story.**

Mercury Retrograde: When Mercury falls retrograde in the natal chart there is a need for the soul to learn what is actually important for it to take in as far as learning and communication goes. The soul is probably coming from lifetimes where it took in too much information that just wasn’t necessary for it to take in. Personally, I think of the sort of soul who knows a whole lot of “extraneous” information that may help other people (or would help them in some sort of game show/trivia situation), but doesn’t end up actually serving them in the long run. In this lifetime, the soul wanted to tune out all this extra noise as far as what it takes in through communication and different modalities of basic learning. This can cause these people some difficulties with both in this lifetime. Since they are geared towards only taking in what is necessary for their soul to evolve (and for this information to serve a personal purpose), any sort of communication or learning that doesn’t serve this need for soul growth may not seem to “stick” in the same way that it does for people with Mercury direct. This can prove incredibly difficult in our society which (overall) has a tendency to believe that people should learn and communicate a certain sort of way, and this certain sort of way isn’t usually the way these people operate. The Mercury Retrograde person can really shine when they are able to understand and personalize anything they are taking in (and their memory is par excellence when it is able to operate in this way).

Venus Retrograde: Venus in Retrograde is an interesting one. Since the retrograde motion turns the energy inward (or introverts it), and Venus deals not only with the concept of love but also about what one values, it is very important above all else that the Venus retrograde person is able to really love and value themselves. Venus naturally rules over BOTH Taurus and Libra, but in the case of the retrograde motion, it tends to exemplify Taurus more so than Libra. Libra energy is naturally more extroverted which doesn’t quite fit the introverted quality of the retrograde motion (but Taurus energy certainly does, especially with its needing to find security and stability through self-worth). The more that the Venus Retrograde person is able to relate to other people from their own personal values and concepts of love, the more they will find what they need from other people (and not just trying to relate to people from the other person’s views, values, and concepts of love).

Mars Retrograde: Mars in Retrograde has a soul purpose to only be driven to go after things in this incarnation that actually serve their soul in the long run. Depending on the chart of the person, this could create someone who seems to have a lack of drive (which isn’t true), or someone who is incredibly driven and on at all times (though the appearance of such would probably end up being more evident to the person in question due to the introverted way of the retrograde motion). This person will need to understand what actions that they need to take and WHY they need to take them (rather than just straight acting or reacting that Mars direct is so familiar with). The important thing here is that the Mars Retrograde person actually figures out what exactly does drive them and channel their energy into this. The lack of proper channeling of such energy can cause the person to turn all of this energy on themselves (which can cause all kinds of health ailments).

Jupiter Retrograde: Jupiter in Retrograde in your natal chart shows a need for the soul to create their own beliefs and personal truths for themselves, regardless of what this looks like to other people. These people are probably coming from previous incarnations where they weren’t able to create these beliefs and personal truths for themselves (or completely of themselves), and are needing to shed all the old skin of beliefs that just don’t serve them any damn good. Because the assimilation of information is more personalized here (and again, very focused on beliefs-maybe beliefs that are very different than that of the mainstream), this can cause these people to feel that they aren’t as intelligent as the rest of the population (which isn’t true), which can cause them to be a little quieter (or cause them to not really speak up and out at all). They may feel that by staying quiet and going along with everyone else they will be able to be (or at least appear) more “normal” than they actually are. By operating in this manner, though, they probably aren’t living their own personal truth, which is of premium importance to these souls this time around.

Saturn Retrograde: When Saturn is found retrograde in the natal chart, there is a need for the soul to create its own reality in this incarnation, to go and do things their own way regardless of what is considered “normal” or “acceptable” in the society that they live. This is usually made easier or more difficult depending on the way that they were raised and the sort of person that did the “raising” (and oftentimes it seems there is a past life/karmic linkage to one’s parents here). Having had a parent or parents that were more accepting and allowed them to be different and create their own reality for themselves will make everything so much easier for these people in the long run. However, as seems to often be the case, if a parent/the parents are more authoritative and less accepting of personal differences in general this can cause difficulties with the Saturn retrograde person’s view of authority (how they handle their own personal authority and that of other people). Regardless of the sort of parents they had and the family they come from, these people need time to go inward within themselves, to retreat, and to make sense of things in life that actually fit their own notion of reality (and they need to be given the time and freedom to do so).

Uranus Retrograde: Uranus found retrograde in the natal chart shows a soul that needs to learn to see things from a birds eye/omniscient point of view (to detach from not only emotions from a certain degree, but also to detach from the self somewhat). This need is usually due to some kind of trauma that the Uranus Retrograde person has carried with them from a previous incarnation that needs to be worked through, and can only probably be worked through by being able to see outside of themselves and beyond the scope of the person they are in this lifetime (along with the person that they have been in a previous incarnation). There is a sense of feeling different as well that is carried over from another life, and this can make one more likely to make friends with different people and groups that are strictly just like them (and this is usually done from the soul level as a way to not feel as “different”). This is why learning to see things from a birds eye point of view is so important, as is embracing these inherent differences that actually makes them the individuals that they are. Uranus in general (in any planetary motion) tends to be where our soul memories are stored. However, with Uranus in Retrograde (and the retrograde motion turning the energy more inward), these people have a unique ability to actually be able to access these soul memories in this lifetime, to heal any trauma from previous lives, and really grow.

Neptune Retrograde: With Neptune Retrograde in the natal chart, there is an innate understanding that all people are connected to one another and that we are all connected to The Creator (there is actually no division here). Though this understanding is probably more felt from the collective unconscious place that Neptune dwells, and such has a great impact on the psychology of the person in question. They are able to pick up on things, feelings and vibes from other people without meaning to (and maybe even without wanting to). This ultra-sensitivity is better understood and handled psychologically when the understanding that we are all linked and no one is really separate from one another is more consciously understood. Another way that this is all understood is through the dreams that the Neptune Retrograde person has (and these people can have some very crazy dreams). This can be a way for them to internally process everything that they feel in this lifetime and to help them make sense of such.

Pluto Retrograde: When Pluto is found Retrograde in the chart, there is a strong drive to both reunite with The Creator that is inside of all of us, but also just a strong drive to evolve in general (and for the soul’s evolution to happen at a more rapid pace). Until the person with Pluto Retrograde goes towards this need to reunite with The Creator (and goes more into the spiritual realms), there can be a sense of unhappiness or that they aren’t doing what it is that they should be doing to make themselves feel happy and whole. Mind you, this spirituality that I’m talking about doesn’t strictly adhere to any sort of dogma or religious belief (I certainly don’t mean it that way). It’s more about what resonates with the person and their soul. There will be much energy directed in an inward fashion towards the soul’s evolution and in figuring out how to do so, and the unhappiness mentioned above should be used as a catalyst for such.

Chiron Retrograde: When Chiron is found Retrograde in the natal chart, I tend to see this as the person’s “core wounding” being something that initially stems from a previous incarnation. Oftentimes when I see this come up Retrograde in a chart, there are aspects made to the person’s Chiron that tie in with their previous life story in some way (which is where this theory comes from). That doesn’t mean that the wounding ONLY comes from a previous lifetime, but that this core wounding is carried out in this lifetime from a previous lifetime just begging to be worked through. There is also an internalization and introversion of this wounding that speaks here to this; this core wounding from a previous life that is sort of played out again (though in maybe a different way) and is taken incredibly personally (probably from being intimately familiar with this wounding from another lifetime), from having lived through something like this before.

An Astrological Perspective on the August 3, 2019 Shooting in El Paso, Texas

I want to start this blog post off by saying how deeply sorry I am to everyone involved in this absolutely tragic event (bar the perpetrator, fuck that guy). I am sorry for the people who lost their lives and for those who lost loved ones, and for the victims who lived through this at the Wal-Mart and are recovering and healing both physically and mentally the best they can. I am also deeply sorry to the residents of El Paso, and the fact that this event had the capacity to make y’all feel a little less safe in your typically safe city. As a fellow Texan, my heart breaks with you and I hope that each and every one of you is able to heal, in as complete a manner as you can, in your own time.

And honestly, I’m fucking pissed off about the whole thing as well. I imagine a lot of people are. It’s my being pissed off about the whole thing that has made me look into not only the possible astrological reasons for the senseless violence that occurred on August 3, 2019, but also into violence as a whole within the United States. Like, why (us) Americans have such big dicks for violence of all kinds…. and come on, you know it’s true, collectively we seem to get off on it. (The US and any possible astrological correlations with violence will be explored in another blog post another time…for now I will be focused just on El Paso.) I also want to make a note here that I am in no way trying to say that astrological transits are the absolute cause of what took place here in El Paso (or any sort of mass causality situation), there are many, many factors to consider. I am simply offering alternative possible answers for something absolutely horrific at a time that people are searching for answers and explanations… even IF those answers and explanations are a little different and out of the box than what is usually taken into consideration for such (clearly I’m searching for answers, too, which lead me to write this post and think about all of this in the first place). Transits to the Natal Chart (and yes! Physical locations can have natal charts) have the ability to show certain energies and events that MAY manifest in real life (becoming activated) provided certain conditions are met. These primary conditions would be different depending upon what person or place we were talking about. Some of what I call “Primary Conditions” for the City of El Paso are listed below:
-1. First of these conditions for the city of El Paso in this particular case would be all the issues with immigration and a lot of people feeling very passionately “for or against” in regards to this issue. I realize that this is a gross oversimplification of the issue here, for so much more goes into it than just being for or against immigration, but also HOW people should be able to come into the United States, who we should “allow” in, under what circumstances, etc.
2. Another condition is El Paso being a border city with plenty of Mexican Citizens crossing to and from Mexico and the US in everyday life.
3. Another condition is HOW people in the US respond to people from other cultures. Are other cultures respected and welcomed, or are they feared and shunned as being “less-than” specifically in regards to our neighbors in/from Mexico and Latin America, since the entire immigration issue seems to focus primarily on those south of the border.
4. Something else to mention here that could be considered a condition is the fact that we currently have a Democratic Contender for the Democratic Party Nomination for President who hails from El Paso (Beto O’Rourke).
**While I’m not personally sure that this particular condition is what I would consider a primary condition, I do believe that the fucker who caused all this pain & suffering probably didn’t mind this fact at all and probably thought of it as “killing two birds with one stone”…. especially if his own political beliefs end up lining up the way they currently appear.**
Essentially, I see plenty of conditions here that could cause something tragic like this to take place (and there are, of course, more than what I mentioned to consider). If conditions are met for the person (or place) of the natal chart, the energy of different Transiting Planets could cause something to occur in real life, for the good or the bad. In the case of El Paso, it was unequivocally something bad.

This is the Natal Chart for the City of El Paso, with the transiting planets for the day of August 3, 2019 on the outside of the Natal Chart.
*Circled in PURPLE you will find Transit Uranus, Natal Mars & Natal Mars
*Circled in RED you will find Transit Saturn, the Natal Vertex & Natal Pluto
*Circled in BLUE you will find Transit Pluto & Natal Saturn

As far as these Transits go, there is something that sticks out to me immediately from a retrospective point of view: Transit Uranus in the 6th House in Taurus. Now, on it’s own (not looking through a retrospective lens) this placement wouldn’t necessarily stick out THAT strongly since anyone or anyplace with their 6th House ruled by Taurus will currently have Transit Uranus there. While in the 6th house, Uranus is wanting to change/will change something about mundane daily life and the way this functions, and in the case of here it will do just that….. changing something about the way that this city LIVES and FUNCTIONS in daily life, along with the health and well-being of the city as a whole (both the physical and mental health of the city). Uranus is all about anything shocking and unexpected, and even though this shocking change was a bad thing in this particular case, it doesn’t ALWAYS mean something negative (just depends on what the Transits are doing in the Natal Chart). It may not be just one change or shocking thing either, but possibly several (and I believe this to be very possible here). These changes may not always be of the most comfortable variety since the 6th House is ruled by Taurus (which finds comfort in routine, in stability, and in security). Having it so closely in the conjunction aspect with the Natal Moon though? That to me speaks volumes. Transit Uranus @ 6 Taurus 35 in the 6th House is conjunct the Natal Moon @ 8 Taurus 35 (which is pretty tight…..not exact, but tight). This Transit shows that the way that this city emotionally functions will be changed, and the sense of security here will be challenged. These people that live there felt safe and secure in their everyday life overall, and Transit Uranus came in and completely shook up any safety and security of the emotional variety that the residents thought/felt that they had. During this transit, the residents of El Paso will probably be collectively oscillating between several different emotions (and those emotions will probably range from everything from being really fucking angry, to being really fucking sad, to being happy….though that happiness will probably come later on during the transit for most). Basically, just a whole range of emotions will be collectively felt by this city, and the important thing here is that everyone feels validated in their feelings and emotions, and everyone has a way of expressing what they need to express, when they need to express it. The more validated the people of this city feel by one another and by the country as a whole, the “easier” this entire Transit will play out.
**This range of emotions would’ve probably been present even if the shooting never occurred. The shooting, though, gives these emotions an outlet of sorts, something to channel all of these different emotions towards collectively.**

In the Natal Chart, the Moon in the 6th is also square Mars in Leo (in Interception) in the 9th. Now, normally this aspect could indicate a person or place that maybe can’t hold their temper very well (popping off at anything and everything it perceives as a threat or hurtful). However, since Mars is in Interception, I have to actually wonder if this city and the people who live there as a collective embrace these emotions enough, and fight back/get pissed off enough when they should. I have a feeling that a lot of the city as a whole is tired of being used as a fear mongering tactic for the “right” as a “scary” place filled with scary illegals who are given safe haven and free shit, which they will then use to then rape and pillage Americans, and steal their jobs… or so the “story” seems to go. At the very least, a lot of the people here probably want to be known for things outside of the immigration issue solely (such as the very safe community that the city has managed to build for its self, among other feats). It appears to me that there is probably some issue with how the city goes about expressing its irritation at this notion and this could have to do with the fact that there probably are illegal immigrants residing there (I mean, duh, we’re in Texas, in a border state and we’re talking about a major border city). The city as a collective overall probably doesn’t want to put an unnecessary target on it or its residents backs (especially with the current political climate), or any more of a target, anyway. This city was willing (either consciously or unconsciously….probably unconsciously) to put up with being viewed a certain way by different subsets of the American public in order to maintain the security necessary to function in day to day life (for the collective to function this way).
………and now this security and stability probably feels fundamentally fucking rocked (which only makes sense). This is one of those “events” that happens where there is a “before the event”, and an “after the event” (or when people refer to this event 20 years down the line, they may refer to it with a things were one way before and things were one way after sort of mindset). While I have no doubt that the citizens of your city can band together and create the security and stability you once had again as part of the “after the event” of your story (and probably in an even better way than before), it won’t be done without really expressing just who and what your city and your residents are all about (the living out loud sort of expression that can only really be done in an in-your-face sort of way). And, this city and the population that lives there will need to be willing to get in touch with any anger that they have towards the way the Government as whole treats the city….and this could be towards the Federal Government or just the Texas Government (or both). Something tells me that this won’t be a problem; Transit Uranus is going to be square Natal Mars very soon, forcing/shocking Mars out of it “hiding” in Interception in Leo, making it much more likely to express itself, and ultimately getting your city and its people (all of its people) the respect you deserve. Just make sure that you all use the momentum and tension here to your benefit. While protests and things of that nature are a good thing, make sure that they stay positive and don’t devolve into even more chaos and negativity which would cause a lot of the country to not listen to you all the way that they should. Even if you all as group feel a little more emotionally out of control or all over the place at this time (and during this entire Transit), don’t actually come across this way. Get your emotions and anger out, just do it in as controlled a way as you collectively can. Use Transit Uranus’ energy here to come up with more visionary and out of the box ways to get intelligently get your point across.

There is also another Transit that stands out to me, which is Transit Saturn in the 2nd House in Capricorn opposite the Natal Vertex (almost exactly) and Natal Pluto in Cancer in the 8th house . Typically I don’t pay as much attention to Transiting outer planets to the outer Natal planets (the “outer” planets are Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto & Chiron), but in this case since the Vertex is involved and since Natal Saturn is also in opposition to Transit Pluto, it stuck out. Transit Saturn is all about teaching lessons and cleaning house. Since the Vertex is involved (with Transit Saturn being in conjunction with the Anti-Vertex), I have to wonder how surprising this shooting actually was? Let me re-phrase….of course it was shocking and surprising in the manner and time and place in which it occurred, but was the possibility of a mass causality event happening really that surprising in the case of your city? I would imagine that at least some residents of El Paso would answer “no” to this question not only because of this Transit, but also because of the “primary conditions” that I mentioned a few paragraphs up. The Anti-Vertex/Vertex Axis tends to show (in the most basic of definitions) things that are completely surprising that we wouldn’t have expected (the Vertex) and things that are still surprising but that we know are possible (the Anti-Vertex). So, Transit Saturn is acting as a catalyst here, teaching you all and your city that the security that you felt before this event may not have been completely realistic or sustainable in the long term, especially in regards to the Texas/Federal Government (and I bring these entities up since you also have Transit Saturn opposite Natal Pluto), and that there may be a “bit” (or more) of sparing between the two to be able to achieve this security long term in a way that works for everyone that lives here. Your city can, I would imagine, expect to sort of go head to head with state and federal government in a much bigger way than you have done in the past. These entities will probably try to take away even more of the security that your city and it’s residents need, and you all will want to dig your heels in and hold claim and authority over what collectively belongs to you all (your collective values as a city will also be challenged even more than usual at this time). Nothing wrong with digging in your heels, as long as it’s done intelligently. Show the powers that be that your way of doing things works for you all as a collective, and maybe even that your way is better. Also, which kind of goes hand in hand with the transit listed above, your city has Natal Saturn in the 8th in Cancer opposite Transit Pluto in Capricorn in the 2nd (and since Pluto is in retrograde, it’s going to fuck around some here, bouncing around until it turns direct). Don’t be surprised if the more direct Transit Pluto becomes with Natal Saturn, the more the Texas/federal government may try to keep money from you all that your city needs. This could be money/funds that were already promised or agreed upon for El Paso, but the more that your city expresses itself and goes against what these entities want, the more likely this is to come to pass.
……While the 2nd house tends to hold on to things while the 8th house needs to learn to let go, I feel like there WILL be a collective letting go and evolution, and this will come about from these two transits teaching your city the values and security of yours that are really worth keeping and evolving, and the ones to completely let go of (values that ultimately won’t help you all to rebuild and heal yourselves are the kinds of values I’m talking about, should any exist). I feel like there is also something to be said about growing into a new way that you all will collectively nurture one another, and this evolution may be hard with outside influences being difficult….but once you all have achieved this, I think it will probably be quite a beautiful thing to see.

Herein lies the opportunity though with these transits: You all have something very valid to be pissed off about here, and a chance to really be heard and have things go in your city’s favor. From a current presidential administration that treats many of the people that walk the streets of your city as “less than” (which is something I’m sure has pissed a lot of you all off for a long time), to the shooter seemingly spouting off the same sort of rhetoric heard throughout said administration (via Twitter and other bullshit) in a manifesto shortly before causing all of this pain and chaos (and appearing to believe in such)……there are definitely valid reasons for y’all to be fucking pissed off. And honestly, I would run with it. What matters here in this regard is HOW your city chooses to go about this. You all collectively need to make your feelings seen and heard in expansive and intelligent fashion, and luckily you all appear to have two fabulously capable people, each in their own way, to help you do this just this on a national stage (Beto O’Rourke & Veronica Escobar…..and I’m sure you all have other people as well, I just mention the people that I’ve seen in action on a national level). It WILL be very important to not become too emotionally erratic about the whole thing. While this whole process is a deeply emotional one (and you all as a collective have so many emotions going on right now), “cooler” heads and intelligence needs to prevail here to get your point across to the rest of the country in the most effective and long term sustainable way possible I feel like you all, your city, will be very instrumental in showing the US just how to handle the issue of immigration in general down the line, along with how to treat and view those who are “illegal” (since we are all but human after all), and be driven to take a much more vocal and self expressive stance than you all already seem to do. Fight back with out of the box thinking. Fight back with knowledge and guidance to the rest of the country. Fight back by continuing the drive you seem to have to bridge the divide. Fight back by being unabashedly you, city of El Paso, and the multi-cultural community that you are (and the unique experience of being in one country, but also functioning as a bridge to another). But please, fight back.