Saturday Extra! T-Square Calendar

The Penetrating Light. Mount Rainier National Park. © Pat Paquette

Many of you have written to ask when the cardinal T-square takes place, and at what degrees. There’s no definitive answer, because several planets are involved, and the aspects between them occur over several weeks.

Here is a list of the major aspects of the peak cardinal period, which began in earnest when Saturn entered Libra on July 21 and will begin to dissipate when Jupiter leaves Aries on September 9. I’ll write more about each of these transits and also offer some interpretation in future weekly forecasts and mid-week posts, so check back often.

July 21 – Saturn enters Libra, initiating a very tight cardinal T-square. Read more …

July 26 – Saturn opposite Uranus at 0 degrees Aries, fifth and final pass since Nov. 4, 2008. Read more …

July 29 – Mars enters Libra.

July 30 – Mars in Libra opposes Uranus at 0 degrees Aries, the first of Mars aspects to the planets in the T-square. The Moon enters Aries and aspects Uranus, Mars, Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter, all within a six-hour timeframe.

July 31 – Mars conjoins Saturn.

Aug. 2-4 – Jupiter squares Pluto, Mars opposes Jupiter and squares Pluto.

Aug. 6 – Very tight grand cross at 0-3 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), with the Moon in Cancer closing the loop. Within a five-hour period, the Moon aspects Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto. A few hours later, she squares Mars at 5 degrees Libra. Venus enters Libra.

Aug. 7 – Venus opposes Uranus at 0 degrees Libra/Aries.

Aug. 8 – Venus conjoins Saturn at 1 degree Libra.

Aug. 9 – New Moon at 17 degrees Leo, with Venus opposite Jupiter and square Pluto.

Aug. 12 – Moon in Libra aspects Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto within five hours.

Aug. 13 – Friday the 13th. The Moon conjoins Venus and Mars in Libra. Uranus retrogrades back into Pisces. Read more …

Aug. 16 – Jupiter opposes Saturn at 2 degrees Aries-Libra.

Aug. 19 – Moon in Capricorn squares Jupiter and Saturn, conjoins Pluto in less than two hours.

Aug. 20 – Venus conjoins Mars in Libra, Mercury turns retrograde at 19 degrees Virgo.

Aug. 21 – Saturn squares Pluto at 3 degrees Libra-Capricorn.

Aug. 27 – The Moon in Aries amplifies the T-square, aspecting Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn all within a four-hour period.

Sept. 3 – The Moon in Cancer completes a grand cross, and aspects Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn within six hours.

Sept. 9 – Jupiter re-enters Pisces. This means there no longer are outer planets in early Aries until January 2011, when Jupiter will return to Aries. The outer planets will still be in a T-square arrangement, but not all in the cardinal signs. The cardinal T-square dissipates until Part II in 2011. Read more…

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Extra! T-Square Calendar

  1. Eme Kah

    Thanks as well, Pat. I have been struggling with making a very difficult decision at what seems like the worst possible time but my inner self is screaming at me to get out. (The Uranus/Saturn opposition sits on my Jupiter/Uranus in Libra conjunction in the 3rd within orb of the IC and opposite my natal Aries in Chiron in the 10th close to my MC. You can imagine what aspect of my life is involved in this decision and why I say it is the very worst time.) Anyway, I have asked for guidance and gotten it very vividly and it looks like now is the time to jump into the abyss. I’m very afraid but have known for a long time that it would come to this. Wish me luck.

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  2. Pat Post author

    Good luck from all of us, Eme, and a big hug!

    It is my observation that the universe always rewards courage. Let us know how it goes.

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