20,000 Leagues: Diving into Conduction

Greetings and welcome back to Journeys! This month, to celebrate the publication of the 2nd edition of The 26 Keys, we will be welcoming new readers and exploring it with an example of conduction work and a dive into the astrology of Jules Verne.

For those of you who do not yet know, ‘conduction’ is the means I presented in my book as the central method through which you can access the magical dimensions of astrology. There are 2 conductors, the Sun and Moon, which we can also call the Lights, and so two types of conduction. Two other terms are used, ‘activation’ and ‘keys’.

Keys are connected to the positions of the planets when you are born, and there are 26 of them (1 of which is only used to create the other 25 and then after as a kind of index for tracking whats happening to them). The keys do not move their positions because they are the factors you are born with.

Activation refers to an influence happening in the sky at a certain time in your life from moving planets which interact with these keys. There are 6 activators – Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Any time one of the 6 activators interacts with one of your keys via a conjunction major aspect is called an activation. When such an activation occurs you can apply a method of conduction to ‘unlock’ its magical potential. That’s essentially the idea in a nutshell.

You may not understand what a conjunction major aspect is at this point. ‘Major aspects’ are considered the most influential kinds of contact that can occur between two objects in the sky. A simple example is the Full Moon, which is a major aspect between Sun and Moon called an opposition, as both objects are opposite one another (180° apart) with planet Earth in-between. Astrology considers there to be 5 types of major aspect, called conjunctions (0° apart), sextiles (60° apart), squares (90° apart), trines (120° apart) and oppositions (180° apart). So a conjunction is simply when two objects occupy the same space in the zodiac. The system I present uses only the conjunction aspect, ignoring the impact of the other major aspects both for simplicity and also because the two Lights, the conductors, have an innate affinity for the power of the conjunction aspect. However at the end of this post we will return to the other major aspects.

As an example, let’s say you are born with planets Mercury at 11° of Virgo and Mars at 3° of Sagittarius. This means that your Mercury key is at 11° Virgo, and your Mars key is at 3° Sagittarius. This is fixed for the rest of your life. Now lets imagine that you are 36 years old, and the planet Jupiter in the sky is currently at 3° of Sagittarius. That is an activation of your Mars key by Jupiter. Because your Mars key is being activated you can employ one of the two methods of conduction to interact with that activation. It could also be that Saturn is at 11° of Virgo at the same time, which would be another activation, this time of Saturn to your Mercury key. You can interact with one of these activations through conduction or both of them, it’s your choice.

However, activations have a shelf life and so the opportunity to interact with them is time limited. Jupiter might only be activating your Mars key for a couple of months, Saturn might activate your Mercury key for 5 or 6. This timing factor largely depends on which activator is responsible for the activation. Activations made by Jupiter usually last only a couple of months (a brief but significant experience that could easily be forgotten, especially if more powerful things are going down at the same time), but those caused by Pluto can last 2 or 3 years (a life changing sequence of events that you will never forget). I call this length of time a window of opportunity. For this reason it is frequently not practical to use the Sun as a conductor for activations made by Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron because they are too brief, and you will then have to use the Moon instead, although there are often exceptions or workarounds.

Windows of Opportunity (see pages 73 and 97 of The 26 Keys for more on this subject)

Jupiter: 1-2 months either side of the exact conjunction to the key
Saturn: 3-4 months either side of the exact conjunction to the key
Chiron: 4-6 months either side of the exact conjunction to the key
Uranus: 6-12 months either side of the exact conjunction to the key
Neptune: 1-2 years either side of the exact conjunction to the key
Pluto: 2-3 years either side of the exact conjunction to the key

This leaves the question of what conduction is and I have already written a post about that along with some others that will be useful for this months message (links are in the titles):

Practice Manual: A free 71 page excerpt from the book containing all the information you need to know to begin your own practice.
On Conduction: A more in depth explanation of the system that touches on the topic of this months post (see the heading “Aspects During Conduction”).
Between the Lights: Explores using both conductors instead of just one for a deeper experience.
The Zodiacal Microscope: This article provides you with a tool that will be very helpful in understanding the latter section of this months post.
Various articles discussing the Sun or Moon can also provide useful information that can be applied to conduction, for example ‘Mirrors and the Moon’. The tags at the bottom of each post can help you find things quickly, or you can use the search bar on the right.

Essentially, conduction uses the monthly cycle of the Moon or the yearly cycle of the Sun around the chart to capture, collect and engage with the power of an activation. Every 28 days or so (basically a month) the Moon will orbit around the entire chart, and when it comes to the same place as a key that is being activated at that time, it collects that influence and transmits it on a personal level to us. The Sun does the same but in a slower (but more potent) yearly cycle rather than a monthly cycle. So when you use the Moon as the conductor of an activation you work for at least a month, while with the Sun you are committed to at least a year. You can of course just stop exploring something anytime you want to, but a complete experience of your astrology requires these lengths of time.

Many of you as readers of my book and this journal will already be familiar with all of these concepts, but I wanted to set them out fresh for newcomers. Later I will be discussing a way in which you can add more detail to a conduction beyond the method explained in the book. In the next section I want to provide an example of conduction. since it is always clearer and easier to explain with example, and I will be using the birth chart of Jules Verne to do so:

Verne is the French author of classic science fiction adventure novels “Journey to the Centre of the Earth, “Around the World in 80 Days”. “From the Earth to the Moon” and “20,000 Leagues Under the Seas”, among with many other works which were bestsellers in their time and laid the foundation for science fiction. He is the second most translated author of all time (Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare are on either side of him).

First we will check all of the zodiac positions for all of his planets and the Sun and Moon, including Chiron and the 2 lunar nodes in his birth chart. This gives us the first 13 of his keys:

Sun: 18° Aquarius 46′
Moon: 14° Scorpio 35′
Mercury: 22° Aquarius 43′
Venus: 18° Pisces 21′
Mars: 00° Sagittarius 32′
Jupiter: 13° Scorpio 45′
Saturn: 14° Capricorn 26′
Uranus: 29° Capricorn 26′
Neptune: 17° Capricorn 04′
Pluto: 04° Aries 50′
Chiron: 25° Aries 04′
North Node/Dragons Head: 28° Libra 36′
South Node/Dragons Tail: 28° Aries 36′

To this we will add 12 more keys, which are the positions of all 12 of his natal charts houses (obviously these will differ according to which house system you use, here I am supplying the commonly used Placidus house positions).

1st temple/house: 15° Gemini 40′
2nd temple/house: 05° Cancer 36′
3rd temple/house: 24° Cancer 00′
4th temple/house: 15° Leo 06′
5th temple/house: 14° Virgo 02′
6th temple/house: 27° Libra 14′
7th temple/house: 15° Sagittarius 40′
8th temple/house: 05° Capricorn 36′
9th temple/house: 24° Capricorn 00′
10th temple/house: 15° Aquarius 06′
11th temple/house: 14° Pisces 02′
12th temple/house: 27° Aries 14′

Then for ease of reference we will combine all of these positions together into a single list and order them from Aries to Pisces:

Pluto: 04° Aries 50′
Chiron: 25° Aries 04′
12th temple/house: 27° Aries 14′
South Node/Dragons Tail: 28° Aries 36′
1st temple/house: 15° Gemini 40′
2nd temple/house: 05° Cancer 36′
3rd temple/house: 24° Cancer 00′
4th temple/house: 15° Leo 06′
5th temple/house: 14° Virgo 02′
6th temple/house: 27° Libra 14′
North Node/Dragons Head: 28° Libra 36′
Jupiter: 13° Scorpio 45′
Moon: 14° Scorpio 35′
Mars: 00° Sagittarius 32′
7th temple/house: 15° Sagittarius 40′
8th temple/house: 05° Capricorn 36′
Saturn: 14° Capricorn 26′
Neptune: 17° Capricorn 04′
9th temple/house: 24° Capricorn 00′
Uranus: 29° Capricorn 26′
10th temple/house: 15° Aquarius 06′
Sun: 18° Aquarius 46′
Mercury: 22° Aquarius 43′
11th temple/house: 14° Pisces 02′
Venus: 18° Pisces 21′

What we have here is a list of the most sensitive places in the sky for him – his keys. This list is his by birth and will not change. It contains 25 keys, and is itself the 26th, which I call the master key because it serves as an index to the others and to track the 6 activators. Whenever something reaches any of these zodiac positions something is triggered, and if the planet doing that is one of the 6 activators, the event will be significant.

In early March of 1867, when Verne was 39 years old, the planet Jupiter was positioned at 22° of Aquarius, meaning it is activating his Mercury key as the list above shows Mercury at 22°. This is two years before the first publication of his great adventure, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas”. Let us imagine for the purpose of this example that in this period he receives an initial inspiration for this story after having a daydream and that he wants to use conduction to explore his muse and help to bring it into manifestation. As a rough rule of thumb Jupiter activation will last about 3 months, starting in February 1867, peaking in March and phasing out in April. Since this period is measured in just a few months it is more practical to conduct it with the Moon rather then the Sun.

Now what we will need to know is the position of the conductor, the Moon, for the period February to May 1867, the time of the Jupiter activation of his Mercury key. Specifically, we want to know when the Moon arrives at 22° of Aquarius, the place where the key is located, but we also want to know when it reaches the position of any other key in that time. When we look this up in an ephemeris for the year 1867 we find the following:

8th temple: Feb 1 1867
Neptune: Feb 2 1867
9th temple: Feb 3 1867
Uranus: Feb 3 1867
10th temple: Feb 4 1867
Sun: Feb 5 1867
Mercury: Feb 5 1867 – the Moon is at Aquarius 22°
11th temple: Feb 6 1867
Venus: Feb 7 1867
Pluto: Feb 8 1867
Chiron: Feb 10 1867
12th temple: Feb 10 1867
South Node/Dragons Tail: Feb 10 1867
1st temple: Feb 13 1867
2nd temple: Feb 15 1867
Saturn: Feb 15 1867
3rd temple: Feb 16 1867
4th temple: Feb 17 1867
5th temple: Feb 19 1867
6th temple: Feb 23 1867
North Node/Dragons Head: Feb 23 1867
Jupiter: Feb 24 1867
Moon: Feb 24 1867
Mars: Feb 25 1867
7th temple: Feb 27 1867
8th temple: Feb 28 1867

Neptune: Mar 1 1867
9th temple: Mar 2 1867
Uranus: Mar 2 1867
10th temple: Mar 4 1867
Sun: Mar 4 1867
Mercury: Mar 4 1867 – the Moon is at Aquarius 22°
11th temple: Mar 6 1867
Venus: Mar 6 1867
Pluto: Mar 7 1867
Chiron: Mar 9 1867
12th temple: Mar 9 1867
South Node/Dragons Tail: Mar 9 1867
1st temple: Mar 12 1867
2nd temple: Mar 14 1867
Saturn: Mar 14 1867
3rd temple: Mar 15 1867
4th temple: Mar 17 1867
5th temple: Mar 19 1867
6th temple: Mar 22 1867
North Node/Dragons Head: Mar 22 1867
Jupiter: Mar 23 1867
Moon: Mar 23 1867
Mars: Mar 25 1867
7th temple: Mar 26 1867
8th temple: Mar 28 1867
Neptune: Mar 29 1867
9th temple: Mar 29 1867
Uranus: Mar 30 1867
10th temple: Mar 31 1867
Sun: Mar 31 1867

Mercury: Apr 1 1867 – the Moon is at Aquarius 22°
11th temple: Apr 2 1867
Venus: Apr 3 1867
Pluto: Apr 4 1867
Chiron: Apr 5 1867
12th temple: Apr 5 1867
South Node: Apr 5 1867
1st temple: Apr 9 1867
2nd temple: Apr 10 1867
Saturn: Apr 11 1867
3rd temple: Apr 11 1867
4th temple: Apr 13 1867
5th temple: Apr 15 1867
6th temple: Apr 18 1867
North Node/Dragons Head: Apr 18 1867
Jupiter: Apr 20 1867
Moon: Apr 20 1867
Mars: Apr 21 1867
7th temple: Apr 22 1867
8th temple: Apr 24 1867
Neptune: Apr 25 1867
9th temple: Apr 26 1867
Uranus: Apr 26 1867
10th temple: Apr 27 1867
Sun: Apr 28 1867
Mercury: Apr 28 1867 – the Moon is at Aquarius 22°
11th temple: Apr 30 1867
Venus: Apr 30 1867

Pluto: May 1 1867
Chiron: May 3 1867
12th temple: May 3 1867
South Node/Dragons Tail: May 3 1867
1st temple: May 6 1867

A brief look at the dates in these lists shows quickly that most days in this 3 month period are represented, sometimes more than once. The first thing that needs to be done with this is to identify a starting point for the conduction. This should be as early as possible to allow as much time to work with the influence but also it needs to occur at one of four places in the chart – the Sun, the Moon, the ascendant/1st house cusp or the actual key that is being activated (in this case Mercury). This is because these places have enough significance that things can be easily built upon them, and the most ideal place is always the key that is being activated. In this case the earliest day in which one of these objects is visited by the Moon is February 5, 1867, when it joins with his natal Sun. This will be the beginning of the conduction.

Next we will need to identify the end of the conduction, following the same rules but looking for the latest possible date. In this case we can see that on April 28, 1867 the Moon reaches the Sun again, and this could be the end of the conduction work, but about a week later it will also reach the first temple (on May 6, 1867), and this isn’t far away from the end of the activation by Jupiter, so if he wanted to extend the conduction until then, he could, There is no need to have the beginning and the ending positions be the same (e.g. if you start at Sun and end at Sun). Since having more time is always advantageous, we will go with this option.

So now we know that he will begin the work on February 5th and finish it on May 6th 1867. We also know that he will start when the Moon is focusing on his Sun and he will finish when the Moon is focusing on his ascendant. From the list we have also identified the three times when the Moon will reach 22° of Aquarius, the Mercury key that is receiving activation by Jupiter. These become the main dates in his conduction:

February 5th 1867: begin conduction with Sun
February 5th 1867: Mercury key (same day as starting)
March 4th 1867: Mercury key
April 1, 1867: Mercury key
May 6th 1867: end conduction with ascendant

The conduction itself involves observing (or acting upon) all of the dates in the 3 month sequence but especially these ones. What he actually does during the conduction depends on what he’s trying to use it for (in this case he is trying to nail a story down, or somehow exploring his muse), but following the structure provided by this sequence and taking his cues from astrology. Since this is far easier to comprehend with further example, let’s make one for the first month of this work (hyperlinks are embedded that lead to connecting entries in this journal):

Sun & Mercury, February 5, 1867: On this day he begins focusing on the activity. The combination of the Sun (concentration, beauty, life) and Mercury (mind, thought, writing) makes it a good day for getting his ideas down on paper in some rough form. Ideas may come easily, and words will be plentiful. Since all of this is happening in the zodiac sign of Aquarius, he can expect inspiration. Since Aquarius is connected to science and technology, he might begin looking into the latest research on aquatic exploration and submarines (in reality, what Verne envisages in the story is accurate but is decades ahead of its time). Notice that he begins this cycle on a Mercury day while conducting an activation of his Mercury key by Jupiter. What this looks like in the sky is a conjunction of the Moon with Jupiter in the same place that his birth Mercury is situated. It is a pileup of Jupiter and the Moon onto his natal Mercury. Basically this means he gets a big bang at the start of his work as he taps indirectly into the power of Jupiter influencing his Mercury at this time – this was not planned, it is just a fortunate coincidence.
11th temple, Feb 6 1867: The next day he considers his audience, the people who will read the story. This is because the 11th temple is connected to audiences. However, the 11th temple is also connected to allies and companions, so he might share some of his ideas with a trusted friend. The 11th is also connected to hope and the future, so he might consider how such themes are represented. Given the breadth of associations connected to the 11th temple, he has numerous options. This is always true in conduction. Additionally a temple is actually a segment of a chart and not just one spot within it, and this segment will last until the next temple is reached (which in this case will be the 12th). Therefore he can continue with 11th temple activities until that point.
Venus, Feb 7 1867: The next day is the day to focus on Venus and so he might wonder what kind of feeling or emotion he wants his readers to have (still focusing on his audience because of the 11th temple). Since Venus is also connected with art, he might make some drawings of characters, situations or the submarine. Or, since Venus is associated with love and muses, he might just spend the day flirting with his muse. Any way of exploring it with the emotions will fit the theme of Venus.
Pluto, Feb 8 1867:
The following day he might make some big changes or dive deeply. Pluto can bring transformation and death, so he might look at these concepts and ask himself how they play a role in his story. Essentially what he needs to do is consider the story from Pluto’s point of view. Every work of fiction or art in general transforms the person who creates it and Pluto is well-positioned to reveal these aspects to him on this day.
Chiron, 12th temple & South Node/Dragons Tail, Feb 10 1867: On this day there are three different factors. When this happens you can just mix them together in any way you like but it is sometimes helpful to split the day into morning, afternoon and evening accordingly. When there are two factors instead of three, split the day into half at noon and when there are four factors (unusual but possible) split it into morning, afternoon, evening and night-time (paying attention to the hour before you go to sleep and any dreams you might have). So in this specific example he might start in the morning by focusing on Chiron, shift attention to the 12th temple around noon and then again to the Dragons Tail in the evening. Chiron can be difficult and show up something that needs fixing, so he might spend this time looking for plot holes (assuming he has a plot) or for problems that need attention. The 12th temple brings to a close the activity of the 11th temple which he began on February 6th. Since the 12th temple is connected with isolation and introspection, this is a day in which you should probably shut the door and turn off your phone, so he might do the equivalent and lock himself away in his study for the day. The Dragons Tail is associated with the need for closure, so he might consider where he wants to end up, where the story is ultimately going, but if he wants to find that out for himself along the way as many authors do he might instead think about how to connect various ideas together since the Dragon has an affinity with ‘dot-connecting’.
1st temple, Feb 13 1867: Today he is advised to begin something since this temple has a strong affinity for beginnings. Perhaps he starts blocking out the story into chapters or motifs. The 1st temple is also connected with identity, so another possibility is that he starts figuring out the identity of the characters in the story. Since this is a temple, today begins a period of time in which he should focus on the things which are connected to the 1st temple.
2nd temple & Saturn, Feb 15 1867: Two days later he begins to focus on the 2nd temple. Since this place is connected to money and resources he might focus on whether he has enough ink and paper, or just enough money to live on while he writes. Since this day is also connected with Saturn he might find that some of the things he needs are worn out and need to be replaced before they expire, or that someone older than him has some sagely advice to pass on. He might also experience a block today, as Saturn can jam things or slow them down for a while. Today will probably feel a bit uphill and so he should be prepared for a more taxing and dedicated attitude to be necessary.
3rd temple, Feb 16 1867: At this point his conduction has reached the 3rd temple which is connected with writing and communication and so he should probably spend this period actually doing that, given that his project is to create a first draft or some kind of outline. However he might also go on a short trip (today it would be in a car or train, back then it was more likely to be a horse and carriage) to the sea looking for inspiration, since this temple is also connected with local journeys. Whatever he does on this day he should link it to the 3rd temple and its associations in astrology.
4th temple, Feb 17 1867: The next day, perhaps in the afternoon or evening to give him more time with the 3rd temple, he turns his attention to the 4th temple which is associated with family, home and history. For an author the obvious association is backstory, so perhaps he spends his time thinking about what happened before his tale begins.
5th temple, Feb 19 1867: Two days later it is time to focus on the next temple in line, the 5th. This temple is associated with creativity and the expression of art and so it is well suited to his overall intention. He might find that the muse comes to visit him this day or over the next couple of days, since this is a temple period that will last until February 23rd. A child may also play a significant role in helping him to develop the story, since children are an innate expression of the 5th temple. He might also include the qualities of Virgo in what he does, since this is the sign that the entrance to the 5th temple is located within. The zodiac sign that the conductor is in can be included at any point of the conduction as suggestions for how to focus in that period. They usually help to bring us in line with the flow of things.
6th temple & North Node/Dragons Head, Feb 23 1867: The 6th temple is connected with organisation and skilful practice, so this might be a time for him to analyze the current state of his writing toolbox – his vocabulary, his knowledge of grammar and punctuation, how excessively he uses adjectives, etc. It is time to focus on the craft of writing, not so much the creative muse that preceded it in the 5th temple. However he also has the Dragons Head to look at on this day, so he might also go back to the dot connecting he was doing earlier on February 10th to re-evaluate it in light of what has happened since then.
Jupiter & Moon, Feb 24 1867: On this day there will probably be a feeling of exuberance and optimism – a common outcome of contact with Jupiter, but the Moon can also lighten the mood by making us more humorous. There is also a potential for greater productivity on this day so he might want to invest more energy and time into his work, and he might also consider the philosophical message of his story because of this being a Jupiter day. Looking at the sign in the background, Scorpio, he could also think about tension and suspense.
Mars, Feb 25 1867: The day given to Mars can present both challenges and provide motivation or energy. The question of why he wants to write this particular story may be grappled with, but he could also use this day to be really busy. He might be tempted to rush, though, which can invite accidents or mistakes, so its generally good advice to keep your foot off the full throttle and pace yourself during these days. His natal Mars in Sagittarius might help him to work on exotic locations or set pieces within the story, such as the visit to Atlantis or the attack on Nautilus by giant squid,
7th temple, Feb 27 1867: The 7th temple is connected with partnership and relationship, so these are elements of the story that he can work on today. How do Nemo and his other characters relate to one another? He might also show or share his work with a close partner such as a marriage partner or business partner since the opinions of others can be especially valuable during this period.
8th temple, Feb 28 1867: A major motif of the 8th is mortality and so this could be a good time to consider this in relation to the story (especially if there is a death scene, which there is, along with a strong theme connected to grief and the desire for vengeance). However another property of the 8th temple is borrowing and debt, so if he needs to borrow money after his assessment of his resources on February 15 (at the 2nd temple stage of conduction) then this is an ideal time to seek it. However, he should avoid doing so on March 1 as the following section suggests.
Neptune, Mar 1 1867: Neptune can bring deception or fraud or just a foggy lack of clarity that brings trouble, so it is not the best for making an agreement or signing contracts. It is however an excellent planet for stimulating the imagination and the psychic perception, and since he is writing a fantasy adventure/science fiction story, this day could be very inspirational.
9th temple & Uranus Mar 2 1867: At this point he his very near the end of the 1st cycle of conduction. The period near the end of the conduction cycle can sometimes bring things to a head in some form. Generally the 9th temple indicates it is time to consider the broader meaning of the story, the overarching themes that are emerging and the details of actual publication in print. Uranus can bring inspiration and a flash of sudden illumination as well as a flurry of activity, but it can also make you chaotic and erratic as well as nervous and edgy. One of the best uses of Uranus days is to experiment with something new as it can open up unforeseen potential and possibility.
10th temple, Sun, & Mercury, Mar 4 1867: This is the end of the first cycle since it began with the Sun. At this point the 10th temple comes into focus and since this is a house which relates to the career and ambitions he might consider how writing this story will influence his public standing and reputation or further his goals. He might also ponder on what his main characters want. Another possibility here is that he will use this temple to gain perspective on everything that has transpired and where he is headed overall. The 10th can be an opportunity to course correct. The rest of the day is given over to the Sun and Mercury which were covered at the beginning of the explanation, so he could just repeat what he did on February 5th or adapt it to some other expression of Sun and Mercury in Aquarius in the 10th. Since this is another Mercury day and he is conducting an activation of the Mercury key, he can expect this day to be quite significant and to deliver a strong message from Jupiter, the activator.

This closes the first month, and he has two more months in which he can repeat this process, finishing up with the Jupiter activation of his Mercury on May 6th 1867. During this time it is very likely that things will have happened along the way which are manifestations of his conduction – for example its quite possible that he has some kind of inspired breakthrough or pens something he is pleased with or even that a potential publisher for the story appears before it is finished. It’s also possible that nothing external will occur, at least at first – astrological magic does not arrive on a timetable like buses or trains but it is queued up and a future activation can then cause it to manifest. In other words the energy can be held suspended until a more appropriate time for it to manifest itself, but the longer you work on something the greater the charge you build up and so the more likely it is that something will pop out of it. Conduction is also a two-way process, it changes us, and these internal shifts can then produce results later.

Another important point is that he doesn’t have to stop working on the story once the activation with Jupiter is finished. He can just use this activation as a springboard and work on it for as long as he likes. It is also possible that he could move on to continue working on the story but under a completely different activation. Later in 1867, for example, Jules Verne has Saturn activating his Mars key, an activation that will hang around for about 6 months, and throughout the whole of 1867 he is having Uranus activate the 2nd temple key, both of which could have conductions plotted around them that build on the work of the Jupiter activation of Mercury. These conductions will have a different quality to them because they will be done under different activations, but they will still be amenable to his work on the story. The Saturn activation of his Mars key will probably feel more strict and disciplined an experience while conducting the Uranus activation of his 2nd temple is likely to be less stable and more surprising but could really help develop the sci-fi elements.

Adding More to a Conduction

As you can see from this example most conductions with the Moon will cover a majority of days, but this is not always the case. Firstly it depends on the structure of your chart since those which have all the planets bunched together into one sign instead of spread out will lead to an “everything happening at once” clustering of many things over a couple of days each month. This means that some days will be blank except for movements of the Moon into temples. In the same way a conduction with the Sun in such a chart, which will take place over the course of a year rather than a month, could have many months where nothing is focused upon other than temples. Basically only charts which have splash distributions have a continuous rhythm to them, even charts like Verne’s, where the planets are grouped up on one side of the zodiac except for Saturn, have large gaps in which only temples are in focus (in the example, notice that this happens between February 10th and February 23rd, during which time the only planet conducted is Saturn on February 15th).

The best and first addition you can make in cases where you want more detail in the conduction is to add in all the other major aspects the conductor will make, in particular the squares and oppositions. As I’ve explained in a previous post (On Conduction) conduction can be divided into four quarters by including these aspects. The two squares represent literal turning points in the cycle, while the opposition represents a culmination of some kind, often a direct meeting with whatever is in the way of manifestation.

However, you can add even more detail by applying the sensitive points listing I have also mentioned in a previous post. This is a report generated by Solar Fire (software) which displays all of the places in a natal chart where major aspects are formed. Here is the sensitive points listing for Jules Verne:

I have placed 8 arrows pointing to the major aspects to his Sun, which was chosen as the starting point of the conduction. The starting point of the conduction is the best object to choose when adding these additional aspects, but you can also use the key that is being activated. You can see there is one conjunction and one opposition, 2 trines, 2 sextiles and 2 squares. Every zodiac sign but 4 are our represented – Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces have no major aspects to his natal Sun within them:

Conjunction: Aquarius 18°
Opposition: Leo 18°
Squares: Taurus 18° and Scorpio 18°
Trines: Gemini 18° and Libra 18°
Sextiles: Aries 18° and Sagittarius 18°

All he needs to do to add this to the conduction described earlier is to find out when the Moon will be at 18° of these signs during the three month period in which he is working with the activation. The conjunction will already be there so that can be ignored. Below are the dates concerned for the first cycle:

First Sextile (Aries 18°): Moon will reach here on February 9th 1867
First Square (Taurus 18°): Moon will reach here on February 11th 1867
First Trine (Gemini 18°): Moon will reach here on February 13th 1867
Opposition (Leo 18°): Moon will reach here on February 18th 1867
Second Trine (Libra 18°): Moon will reach here on February 22nd 1867
Second Square (Scorpio 18°): Moon will reach here on February 24th 1867
Second Sextile (Sagittarius 18°): Moon will reach here on February 27th 1867

This adds 7 more events to the conduction cycle, with sextiles representing energies which arouse and stimulate activity, trines representing energies which go smoothly and without a hitch, squares representing challenges and turning points and oppositions often signifying opposition but sometimes also balancing things. The truly enterprising can add the entire sensitive points listing to the conduction, something that is actually more practical with conduction using the Sun because of the length of time between each event during the course of the year being far easier to manage than over the course of a month.

I hope this example of conduction helps to clarify the approach and also to encourage you to apply it in your own life. There are many applications of this technique, as many as there are human activities in fact, and each of us has a unique rhythm to get used to in the process, and there are many ways in which this basic technique can be expanded upon, a large number of the main ones being covered in the advanced section of the material in the book. I’m happy to help you with any further questions you may have in the comments below, see you next month!

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