Astrologer Tisch Aitken

I am a New York based Astrologer and Tarot reader with over a decade of experience.  I study through the NCGR education program for astrologers.  I incorporate both Astrology and Tarot into my readings at parties.

I currently read for two major international websites with diverse personal clientele and at several corporate and private events.  I love working with people and I am very passionate about what I do.

Saturn stationed direct: Time to plan for 2020

Hi, Everyone,

Procrastination.   I want you to keep that word in the the back of your mind as you read the rest of this article.  Saturn, the cosmic taskmaster, stationed direct on September 18, 2019 at 13 degrees and five minutes of Capricorn.  Saturn represents accountability, fate, restrictions, limitations, time, and structure. Saturn has been retrograde since April 30, 2019, when it stationed retrograde at 20 degrees of the Cardinal earth sign of Capricorn.

Saturn is how you actualize your goals and take responsibility.  It represents the karma of your actions; it is also sometimes fate  beyond your control.  Each one of you reading this has an area of your life where you know that something is not quite right. You need to build, rebuild, or let go.  

Time is your currency.  The Saturn story has been very real since December 20, 2019 when Saturn entered Capricorn.  This year, Saturn and the South Node of Karma have been doing a dance for approximately five months, and that has felt very daunting and restrictive.  Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth, has also been in a key player in this lineup.  These have not met up in Capricorn for over 500 years, so is transits where really need to pay attention and work with intent. 

This combination brings up a lot of issues about old behavior patterns and has triggered that issue for many this past five months.  It is a historical lineup because we will never experience this again: Saturn in its home sign of Capricorn conjunct the South Node of Karma, which is seen as negative in Vedic astrology.  The South Node deals with fate and karma; but. it is also what we need to release, or what weakens us in some way.   

Over the summer, there were five planets retrograde, Eclipses in Cancer and Capricorn, and this challenging Saturn/South Node/Pluto in Capricorn story.  It was hard to focus, and it was a very tough summer for almost every one I know.  Now we are approaching the Saturn/Pluto conjunction on January 12th, 2019, and it is imperative that we heed the lessons that have surfaced.  Difficult or not, you have to keep going.

I mentioned procrastination earlier, and it is something that many of us have struggled with in light of these heavy influences.  Add to the fact that we had our third and final Jupiter/Neptune square in the mutable signs of Sagittarius and Pisces.  It is very easy to want to avoid with this influence.  It can exaggerate your doubts, fears, and sense of directionless. 

This influence is boundless, uncontained,  scattered, and confusing.  This can feel like swimming in mud.  It is also highly manifesting energy, as Neptune rules the dream.  Jupiter represents faith, optimism, and expansion.  In ancient astrology, Jupiter ruled Pisces. 

Remember to tap into the creativity, spirituality, and the dream that this influence can bring.  Saturn and the South Node were exactly conjunct this week, which means to release low value behavior on your end that blocks you from achieving your goals and dreams.  Make sure that the Jupiter/Neptune energy is not leading you astray in what you need to do.  You cannot control everything, and these are times where that is obvious.  You can only control how you react and transform yourself.  

Jupiter and Neptune met up on January 13, 2019 at 14 degrees of Sagittarius and Pisces; they met up again on June 16, 2019 at 18 degrees of Sagittarius and Pisces; they met up this final time on September 21, 2019 at 16 degrees of Sagittarius and Pisces.  They have not squared one another in their home signs since 1852, so this is also a historical influence.  

What do you want to with this energy?  You can manifest dreams, create, and envision a new future.  The fact that Saturn is bringing the challenges and lessons helps to bring the manifesting to another level.  You can structure what you manifest, but you will not evade your lessons.  Manifest, envision, and feel it.  The bottom line is you do the work — whether it be on an inner level or external.

Currently, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune are all in their home signs, which means that they operate on a more productive level.  Use to this to your advantage because you will  never have these many outer planets in their home signs again.  Regardless of the fact that we have all been tested beyond belief.  Have some lemonade!  

You decide how you deal with this.  Saturn will not respond to your tears, but it will respond to your honest work and dedication.  Act with consciousness.  Be mindful of how you impact others.  The effects of Saturn cycles can last for years — if not for the rest of your life.  These are pivotal times.  

On September 23, 2019, the Fall Equinox begins when the Sun enters the Cardinal air sign of Libra at 3:50 am EDT. This officially marks the beginning of fall.  

It is Libra season with The Sun, Venus, and Mercury all transiting in the cardinal sign of diplomacy and partnering.  There is a challenging T-square with Saturn/South Node (where we need to purge and restructure; Venus and Mercury in Libra; The Moon and North Node of Destiny in Cancer.  This makes you pursue what you need and value; this prompts you to demand respect and value from others.  

You have to find ways to communicate what you value and want, and how you can nurture yourself with the North Node in doting Cancer.  With Venus conjunct Mercury in the second house of money and values, it is time to write and be creative. It is time to sell and market yourself. 

It is not long before the Capricorn story raises up a few notches with Jupiter entering Capricorn on December 3, 2019 and expanding the lessons. Another round of Eclipses on December 26, 2019 and January 10, 2019; as well as the Saturn/Pluto cycle.  Time to plan now.   The planets are working with you a lot more than it seems, but you have to demand the most of yourself.  Time to get work!


New Moon in Libra: Partnering with integrity

Hi, Everyone,

It is a week of a lot of fated decisions, choices, and actions. Saturn, the planet of responsibility and Karma, stationed direct on September 18, 2019 at 13 degrees of the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn. Saturn is currently on the South Node of Fate, which urges all of us to release old stories, toxic behavioral patterns, and people that no longer serve us to grow in our lives.
On September 25, 2019, Venus ignited The Nodes of fate of Fate and Saturn in Capricorn. Venus is the planet of partnerships and value. Saturn is the planet of limitations and responsibility. This is energy where you find the limits in relationships; as well as the reality of your value. It could be very sobering indeed, but you need to know the truth. This is Libra season, and there are many opportunities to partner; but, boundaries are essential.

This month reminds us that this is integral to the Saturn/South Node/Pluto in Capricorn lineup that we transform and restructure our lives. You can no longer stay in limbo. It just won’t happen. Saturn and Pluto have not met up in Capricorn for over five hundred years. This lineup insists that we uplevel, rebirth, and purge negative karmic patterns. On January 12, 2020, Saturn and Pluto will meet up at the world axis at 22 degrees of Capricorn. It is time to prepare with determination, focus, and realism on how you need to glean your lessons most effectively.

In April of this year, Saturn met up very closely with Pluto, the planet of transformation, death, and rebirth; as well as the South Node of fate. We witnessed Notre-Dame go down in flames on April 15, 2019, although much of the structure was still in tact. Nonetheless, old structures collapsed and needed restructuring and construction.

In our own lives, there are structures and old beliefs that are metaphorically collapsing and needing to be rebuilt. This is a story that we have been working with on the collective level since Saturn entered Capricorn on December 20, 2017. Saturn and the South Node have been in a relationships for the past five months, and this has been very heavy karma. For many, it has felt extremely pressured.

You can feel like you reverted to old patterns or destructive behavior, which you thought you had mastered in your life. Now that Saturn is direct, it is time to take accountability and ownership on your choices. You cannot always control external events or people; but, you are the master of your actions. In this sense, you are never a victim. Saturn reinforces this reality.

There is a New Moon in Libra that occurs on September 28, 2019 at 2:26 pm ET at 5 degrees of the Cardinal air sign of Libra. This New Moon has four points in Libra: The Moon, which is how we get security; The sun, which is how we connect to our identity and ego; Venus, which is how we find value and love; and Mercury, which is how we communicate and learn. Venus is in its rulership in Libra, which is a sign it loves to occupy.

It is very loving and gracious in the sign of Libra and seeks peace. This is an excellent New Moon for entering new relationships, repairing existing ones, and working with others in a professional manner. The New Moon in Libra falls in the house of hopes.

The New Moon is an excellent time to set new intentions and start new projects. This New Moon has Capricorn ascendant, and Saturn rules the chart. Saturn is exactly conjunct the South Node for a third and final time in the first house of self; it requires letting of toxicity in order to restructure self and partnerships. The North Node of Destiny is in the seventh house of relationships in the nurturing sign of Cancer, which is a Cardinal water sign. You want to go towards the North Node and evolve through your relationships. Release old blocks and people that limit you so that you can nurture and grow healthy partnerships in your life.

Venus, the planet of love and beauty, forms an exact sextile to Jupiter, the luckiest planet. This is an aspect of opening up doors. Jupiter is in its home sign of Sagittarius, where is bestows good fortune and optimism. Venus is in its rulership in Libra, where is is beautiful and gracious. This energy opens up opportunities, but you have to be willing to do the Saturn work and acknowledge the areas of your life that are not working. What do you need to do to fix that story?

With Neptune, Saturn, and Jupiter all in their home signs, it makes it easier to get these things accomplished if you work hard. To have three outer planets in their home signs is a gift, with which you should work diligently on your lessons. Pluto, the planet of power and renewal, stations direct at 20 degrees of Capricorn on October 2, 2019. 

This is the degree where Saturn initially stationed direct on April 30, 2019. This is an excellent time to focus on your business plans and raise your status professionally. Now is an excellent time to raise your prominence with ambition and a lot of hard work. Pluto stationed retrograde on April 24, 2019, and there is a boost of energy when it slows down to station direct. We feel the energy five days before and five days after.

The New Moon is an extra powerful day to do the Law of Abundance. Take a blank check and date it for September 28, 2019.. Print out your name where it says, “Pay to the order of,” and then leave the small numeric box blank. Print on the next line, “PAID IN FULL.” At the bottom where you normally sign your name, print “THE LAW OF ABUNDANCE. ” I wish you much luck and happiness.

The New Moon occurs on July 31, 2019 at 11:12 pm EDT at 8 degrees and 37 minutes of Leo.  Write down your intentions, dance, chant, and sing!  Bring some creative force to such a creative New Moon chart. The New Moon is a great day to do the Law of Abundance.  Take a blank check and date it for July 31, 2019.  Print out your name where it says, “Pay to the order of,” and then leave the small numeric box blank.  Print on the next line, “PAID IN FULL.” At the bottom of the check where you normally sign your name, print “The Law of Abundance.”  I wish you much luck and happiness!