Saturday, 28 February 2015

March Void Moon Calendar

                                                    Cherry Blossoms in Stanley Park

For those of you who want to know more about what Void Moon phases are and how they work, click Here

All times are listed in PST, and then PDT from March 8th

Feb 28  9:53 am -  Mar 1  3:34 pm

Mar 3  0:47 am -  Mar 4  3:58 am

Mar 5  10:05 am -  Mar 6  4:52 pm

Mar 8  6:24 pm -  Mar 9  6:10 am

Mar 11  12:46 pm - 4:30 pm

Mar 13  4:11 pm - 11:40 pm

Mar 16  1:02 am - 3:14 am

Mar 17  11:18 am -  Mar 18  3:56 am

Mar 20  2:36 am - 3:28 am

Mar 21 3:51 pm -  Mar 22  3:40 am

Mar 23 7:24 am -  Mar 24  6:22 am

Mar 26  5:35 am - 12:45 pm

Mar 28  6:58 pm - 10:48 pm

Mar 30  6:19 am -  Mar 31  11:12 am

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Your March 2015 Horoscope

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Monday, 23 February 2015

March 5th Full Moon - The Healing Moon

Each cycle of the Full Moon has its own special 'energy' and can be used for particular things.  Aligning our intentions with these energies helps us to manifest our desires.

Although many Native American Tribes gave distinct names to the Full Moon, the most well known names of the Full Moon come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in the area of New England and westward to Lake Superior. The Algonquin tribes had perhaps the greatest effect on the early European settlers in America, and the settlers adopted the Native American habit of naming the moons. They even invented some of their own names that have been passed down through time.

The first Full Moon in March is called the 'The Full Worm Moon.'

"In the spring, the ground softens and earthworms reappear, as do the robins who eat them.  The lure of possibly getting caught whilst doing something daring or scandalous is hard to resist during the first full moon in March."

(From 'The Girl Who Chased The Moon.' )

The March Full Moon is also sometimes called the Sap Moon, as it marks the time of sapping maple trees.  This time is an especially good time for healing - think of the sap as the blood running through your veins carrying health and healing. As we move to the Spring Equinox on March 20th when both day and night are at equal length, we are reminded to find our own inner balance. Focus inward toward inner wisdom and self analysis.

So, what happens at a Full Moon exactly?  The moon is waxing, gaining light, strength and energy as it moves from New to Full.  As it reaches the Full phase, the Moon is at its most potent and most powerful, and this is when some aspect of our lives reaches a culmination point, or we have a realization, or something comes to fulfillment.  It can be a crisis point too, but in a good way as it when the boil bursts and the healing can finally begin.    

This Full Moon phase is rife with energy available for us to use in whatever way we wish. The Full Worm moon is full of healing energy, as its in the sign of Virgo, so setting intentions or doing rituals to do with healing would be especially powerful.  It also happens to be a very discerning sign, and we can oftentimes be very critical of ourselves under this lunation.  Remember to look for the positives at this time instead of the negatives. 

Now, this particular Full Moon also just happens to coincide with the last hit of the exact Uranus Pluto square, so it is especially potent.  The Uranus Pluto square is really all about your own personal liberation movement, and it denotes change and freedom and breaking through into a different way/mode of being. This can be healing on a physical level, as well as an emotional, mental and spiritual level as well.  This is about moving into a whole new way of being!

This Full Moon on March 5th is an amazing opportunity to really, REALLY make huge strides forward in our lives, and the first step is simply to have an intention. How do you want your life to look like?  Hold that visual, and put words to it. If there are steps you can take, even better.  But focusing on what we want and trusting that it will manifest is really the name of the game.


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Venus and Mars in Aries till March 16th - Love and Money!

Oh boy, things are going to heat up dramatically starting February 19th!  To the point of boiling over.  The planets Venus and Mars hold a lot of sway over our love lives and over all of our relationships in general.

Venus is the planet of romance, relationships, and the niceties of love. She also represents what/whom we like, and what interests us. Venus is the attractor factor, and the sign she's in describes what kinds of things we like to do, and how we go about attracting in what/whom we most desire. Venus is also all about money, as represented by her rulership over the sign of Taurus.

Mars is the planet of action, assertion, anger, sex and lust. The sign he's in describes how we go after the things we most desire, how we assert ourselves and the style in which we get angry and get sexy.  

Mars has recently been journeying through the watery sign of Pisces - not the most comfortable sign for the God of War.  Mars in Pisces is not comfortable with direct confrontation, so may resort to passive aggressive behaviour instead. This is the sign of the spiritual warrior, where we confront the intangibles and navigate our inner lives.

As of February 19th, Mars moves into his home sign of Aries!  Mars LOVES being in forceful Aries.  He's in his bailiwick and has carte blanche to be as assertive, direct and blunt as he darn well likes. And he will be!  

Mars in Aries loves the chase!  He wants what he wants and he wants it right NOW!  Mars here is courageous, brave, impatient, impetuous, confrontational and direct to the point of being blunt. There is no sensitivity here - just pure drive. There can be more extreme risk-taking behaviour here too - as fear falls by the wayside and pure focus and drive and desire take over.  Yes, Mars love to chase, but sometimes the chase itself is the predominant factor of what drives him on. Once he gets what he wants, he loses interest and is on to his next challenge.  This isn't always the best thing when it comes to love - he gets the girl, and then the excitement wears off and he's on to the next.  No staying power.

Venus in Aries loves to be chased, but is not averse to chasing as well! Venus moves into the assertive sign of Aries on February 20th, just hours after Mars does. Venus represents relationship and romance, and when Venus is in the sign of assertive Aries she tends to be too impatient to attract things in to her, and so she goes out and chases them herself.  Mars is at home in Aries, but Venus is not.  Venus is actually in her detriment in Aries, so her best characteristics are not highlighted. Venus here is not refined, or patient or feminine - here she's ballsy and dramatic and she wants immediate gratification!  Just like Mars in Aries, Venus here is excited by the chase and once she gets what she wants and the excitement dies down, she loses interest.  Venus in Aries could be exemplifed by Xena, Warrior Princess.  Remember her?  Gads I loved that show.  It's interesting that Lucy Lawless, the actress that played Xena, has both Sun and Moon in Aries herself. 

So, put these two planets together in lusty, dramatic, direct and impatient Aries and what do you get?  Drama!   These two planets actually conjunct each other on Friday and Saturday Feb 20 - 21st, so expect it to be quite the weekend. Want to plan a sexy romantic getaway with your mate?  Do it this weekend, but be sure you have activities planned to channel all this strong sexy energy.  If you don't, the energy could come out in other less desirable ways, like anger or irritation and people could pick fights with each other just to get some sort of drama going. Sex or sporting activities would be much preferable.  Single and don't want to be? Make sure you're out and about. People will not be shy about coming up and talking to you, or even propositioning you, and you yourself will feel more bold when it comes to connecting with others.  Be careful with jealousy though and don't get caught up in any dramatic or messy romantic triangles - as it could be easy to do so with all this strong energy flying around.

This can also be a good few days money-wise, since Venus does rules money as well as love. The moon is trining Jupiter in there too, so some people could win big in games of chance this particular weekend.

And, to top it all off, this Venus and Mars combo in Aries comes up to trigger the Uranus Pluto square in early March.  Ruh roh!  Venus triggers it on March 4th -5th. Mars is close by too and comes up to trigger it exactly on the 10th -11th, so let's just say March 1st to 12th is the time frame to watch for.

Now this is when we really have to watch out for fireworks!  Venus and Mars in combination with unpredictable and exciting Uranus and controlling Pluto is an amazingly dynamic and temperamental set up.  There could be many breakups during this time, as people are not going to be putting up with much. There's no more sliding things under the carpet or letting things go.  It's actually quite positive as people are more willing to be in alignment with what they really want and will be more willing to courageously make a break from a stifling or unhappy relationship and liberate themselves and jump into a new life.  These breakups could be sudden and unexpected too, as is the nature of Uranus and all the planets in the sign of bold and impetuous Aries.

This isn't just about love relationships, although that is one highly likely scenario. All relationships of all kinds will be involved - including friendships, those you work with, those you work for, consultants you hire, financial advisors or even medical doctors.  You may just up and decide you don't agree or like the way they deal with you and you break-up. That's it - on to the next.  
New relationships formed at this time, late Feb and early March, will likely heat up very quickly!

This is also a very good alignment for making breakthroughs too. If you've been toiling away at a problem or worrying about a situation in your life, this is when things can finally get moving, or finally be resolved.

Jupiter will be also be at 14 Leo at this time, and will be trining that Venus and Mars and Uranus - talk about an extremely lucky arrangement!  This alignment is also very good for suddenly coming into a lot of money, especially for people who have planets or angles around 13 - 15 degrees in Aries or Leo or Sag, or even Capricorn.   Sun sign wise, this would be people born April 3 -5, Aug 5-7, Dec 5 -7, or those who have Aries, Leo or Sag rising, or other planets at those degrees.

This could be very good for certain people winning big at casinos, or at games of chance. As always, never bet what you can't afford to lose, but it certainly couldn't hurt to buy a lottery ticket.

I would think that Gold and Silver may rise in price at that time, since Jupiter in Leo represents Gold, except that Jupiter is retrograde which could mitigate things somewhat, but still, there may be a surge in price.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Aquastells of 1962

Happy Birthday to the Aquastells of 1962!

With all 7 of the inner planets aligning in the sign of Aquarius, this was the true Dawning of the Age of Aquarius!   People born during this time have very unique charts, and many have gone on to find fame and fortune, or just notoriety!  They're all turning 53 this week.

I have a special interest in them because I myself was born in 1962 (not in Feb though) and my two very best friends were born during that famous Aquastell time period of Feb 1 - 13, 1962.   Those born Feb 3rd to 5th are even more special, as they have the Moon in the sign of Aquarius as well.

We would think that these people would exemplify the natural traits of Aquarius and possibly be humanitarian, original, and maybe even eccentric.  Some may be shocking, some brilliant, and some just way beyond their time.  They like to deal with people in larger, less personal groups as opposed to one-on-one interactions, and they are inspired to change the wrongs of the world.  They are rational, clear-headed and future oriented.  Of course the Moon sign will colour these traits somewhat.   It also depends what house this concentration of Aquarius energy falls in.

Some of the more famous Aquastells include:

Sheryl Crowe   Feb 11   She has 4 Sag rising, and her stellium falls mostly in her 3rd house of communications.   She looks amazing for her age.

Garth Brooks   Feb 7    17 Gem rising, and his stellium falls right at the top of his chart in the reputation and fame house, as well as some in the 9th of higher learning and travel.

Eddie Izzard   Feb 7     0 virgo rising - 6th house stellium
He certainly has no problem being eccentric or shocking, and all those planets in the 6th house along with that Virgo rising must make him a bit of a health freak.  I don't know, is he?   His talents are mimicry and mime....perhaps that's how he channels that strong Mercurial influence.  He's also very involved in charity work and in political campaigning.

Eric Vanderaerden  Feb 11          Cyclist

Michelle Green from LA Law       Feb 3 1962

Paul Salopek   Feb 9 1962    Pulitzer Prize winning journalist began a 21,000 mile journey on foot.  His intention is to re-trace humanity's first migration route from its origin in Ethiopia around the Pacific Rim, and ending in Chile in 7 years.  His slow pace allows him to engage the numerous cultures along the way and to connect the dots to create a global narrative.   A true humanitarian and brilliant mind!  His time is unknown, but I would guess that he's an early Gemini rising (writing and communicating) with his stellium in the 9th (foreign travel and cultural diversity), and which puts his Aries moon in the 11th of humanitarianism.

Below are those born with the Moon in Aquarius as well....all 7 planets in Aquarius

Jennifer Jason Leigh   Feb 5    13 Gemini rising   Everything at the top of her chart, mostly her 9th and some of her 10th.  She's lauded for her excellence in acting, but also for taking on uncomfortable and powerful roles as prostitutes, drug addicts and psychopaths.   She portrays the fringe elements of society....very Aquarian.

Clint Black  Feb 4     13 Virgo rising.  His stellium is in his 5th of entertainment and also in his 6th.   Besides being a successful singer, he's also tried his hand at acting.

Michael Riley (Canadian actor)   Feb 4   Time unknown.  Michael's career has been remarkable for the range of roles he has played - "Everything from a dog to a serial rapist to a cross dressing singer" - he jokes.

Some 'almost' Aquastells with 5 planets in Aquarius include -

Mary Kay Letournou born on Jan 30, 1962.  She was an American schoolteacher who was imprisoned from 1997 to 2004 for having sex with her 13-year-old student (whom she later married).
She has 5 planets in Aqu....Mars is not quite there yet at 29 Cap

King Abdullah II of Jordan born Jan 30, 1962...5 planets as well, Mars still in Capricorn

Lou Diamond Phillips   Feb 17, 1962      Famous actor most notably from La Bamba.   5 planets in Aquarius, as Venus has moved on to Pisces by this point.   Phillips plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games. He plays for the Sierra Canyon H.S. & Santa Suzanna Montessori charity.  He's also an outspoken, long-time advocate of HR 4574, the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2006, legislation which would honor the service of Filipino World War II veterans by granting them the same benefits made available to other U.S. World War II veterans.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Bachelor Chris Soules - who is Chris' best pick astrologically?

Everyone seems to like Bachelor Chris Soules, and why wouldn't they.  He's charming, gallant, humble, good looking and he works with his hands!  He also happens to be a Scorpio, so there's a deep wellspring of passion and intensity hiding behind those baby grey-blues.

Chris was born Nov 6, 1981.  He's a Scorpio Sun, with the Moon probably in early Pisces.  That makes him a double water.

Let's go straight to his love planets to see what he's looking for and who he's compatible with.  He has Venus in the earth sign of Capricorn.  In a man's chart, Venus shows the kind of woman he considers ideal.  Here in Capricorn, he's attracted to a woman who is likely to be more conservative in her outlook and/or appearance, more reserved in demeanor and definitely self possessed. He's certainly not into someone who's going to throw themselves at him - at least not in a long term serious kind of way.  He's going for someone who has class. Possibly even someone who can be a leader in her own right and who has strength and/or ambition.  He probably likes someone who doesn't dress in a super flashy or ostentatious kind of way, but in a more subtle yet still sexy way.

He also has sex planet Mars in Virgo.  So, his love and sex planets are both in earth signs - this makes him a very touchy feely kind of person, which he even said himself at one point.  He also wants a woman who is going to be touchy and feely as well.  Mars in Virgo means he is quite discriminating about whom he's going to pick.  Let's say he has high standards.

At the same time, he's still a Scorpio Sun which is VERY passionate and lusty and intense.  I think this may be why he's kissing everyone he can get his hands on.  I remember Bachelor Sean was a Scorpio, and he was quite the kissing bandit as well.

His Moon is in Pisces (probably) making him a true sweetheart.  If Venus is what he wants, his Moon is what he needs.  Often men pick women who satisfy their Venus but neglect their Moon.  Here his Moon wants someone sweet and gentle and kind and likely to be in a helping or healing profession in some way.

Chris also has 5 planets in Libra!  Libra is the sign of partnership, romance and love.  This makes Chris a born romantic - he wants a relationship and he likely does better when he's in one.  He's probably the kind of guy who falls hard and falls fast when you factor in his Scorpio planets and romantic Pisces Moon - he plays for keeps.

Put that all together and we get a picture of the type of woman he would be drawn to - someone who is sweet and kind, has confidence, is more on the conservative side, is caring, is romantic and cuddly, and is sexy in an understated kind of way.

We're looking at the compatibility between Venus and Mars mostly, as well as Sun and Moon to get the basics of attraction.

According to Reality Steve, Chris Soules is engaged to Whitney!

Her birthdate is June 24, 1985, so she is a Cancer Sun.

Comparing their two charts, they actually have a TON of chemistry together.   First of all, her Neptune is right smack on top of his love planet Venus.   This is very, VERY romantic! You feel like you've met your one true love under the influence of the planets Venus and Neptune.  It's very idyllic, loving and romantic.  It also means they may inspire each other creatively and imaginatively.  It's what they call a 'rose coloured glasses'  kind of aspect, where you only see the positive aspects of your beloved, and the negative seem to just fade away.  In some cases one person can put the other on a pedestal, but it depends on the other aspects in the chart as well.  In general, its super romantic and loving.

In turn, his Neptune squares her Moon, so we have doubly whammy romance aspects here.

Her Sun in Cancer is opposing his Venus in Capricorn.  So she's triggering his Venus, which is always a good thing.  It's an opposition, so there's compromise involved, but its still a romance aspect.

Her Venus is conjunct his Chiron - according to the Magi astrologers, this is the number one aspect to have for a happy marriage.  And they have it!  Chiron is the 'wounded healer' and represents that part of us that carries wounds from our past, and when someone's Venus comes along to conjunct it, we receive healing from that person.  She's like a soothing balm to him.

Whitney's Venus is also in an earth sign - the sign of Taurus.  This goes along fabulously with Chris's Venus in Capricorn and Mars in Virgo.  It's a nice little Grand Trine being set up there.  Amazing sexual compatibility here.

Her Mars is in Cancer, which opposes his Venus in Capricorn, making for intense attraction for sure, but perhaps with a little more friction involved.  Still, its got strong sexual energy for them there.

Whitney's South Node is right on Chris' Sun.  This is a super strong draw from Chris to Whitney. It could be that they knew each other in a past life and are here together again to complete some process/lesson.

His Moon in Pisces opposes her Moon in Virgo.  (She's a nurse, which is perfect for a Virgo Moon).  Moon opposing Moon may require some compromise, but its still quite positive when it comes to compatibility.

As for longevity, you need some sort of Saturn aspect to cement things, and yes, her Saturn is conjunct his Sun.  This can be positive in terms of stability, but there is also the risk that the Sun person can feel like the Saturn person is too critical or demanding sometimes. It's like the Sun person can feel 'under the thumb' of the Saturn person.

The other major downside aspect is her Saturn opposing his Chiron - this could be a deal breaker.

One needs to look for hard exciting Uranus aspects to show sudden attractions as well as sudden break ups. These are the typical aspects you see between Bachelor contestants, since its all done in such a fast and furious way that the lead typically goes with the lust and excitement factor he feels with someone. There really isn't time for much else.  Yes, they do have one or two of those too. His Uranus squares her Mars.  This is very sexy and exciting, but does not have a long shelf life.  It can also mean sudden bursts of temper as well, or heated arguments between them, or someone feels their independence is being squelched.  But it's sexy as hell on the flip side. I suppose it all depends on how you channel the energy.

So, overall, they have some pretty strong dynamic astrological aspects going on between them, and there is some good stuff in there.   I don't know if its the kind that will last for a long time, but if it is indeed Whitney that he chose, then I can certainly see why!

The runner up is apparently Becca, according to Reality Steve

Becca is my favourite, and she is also a Scorpio like Chris.  Her birthdate is Oct 30, 1988.

Well looky here, Becca also has her Neptune on Chris' Venus!!  Same as Whitney.  Whitney's aspect is much tighter in orb though, so more intense, but still, they do still have this aspect of romance!

Becca has her Moon in Cancer, so she too is double water, just like Chris, and gives her a nurturing quality.  Her moon is in harmony with his Pisces Moon and his Scorpio Sun, so very compatible there.  He feels very comfortable with her. Having compatible Moons is very important when it comes to living with someone, as Moon rules domestic habits.  If two people's moons are square, it would be a challenge to live together.  But here, they do have that compatibility if they were ever to co-habitate. Very easy chemistry between them here.

Becca's Venus and Mars placements are slightly less compatible than Whitney's however.  Becca does have her Mars in Pisces, which goes with his Venus, but her Mars opposes his by sign, which can be rather combative and argumentative, although it can also be very sexy at the beginning.  It could cause friction after a while though.  Becca's Venus is in  the air sign of Libra, which triggers Chris' Libra planets, - more compatibility.  But, her Venus squares his Venus, which is probably more important in terms of love, and it doesn't aspect his Mars at all.  Not the greatest there. Venus also represents what we 'like' to do, or what gives us pleasure, and if they are in square and in incompatible elements, like they are here, then the two people would have a hard time finding things that they like to do together.  They would have different tastes and desires.  I know that Becca said she's a virgin, so not sure how this fact played into Chris' decision.  Chris does have Venus in Cap and Mars in Virgo, so he actually probably respects this about her, but let's not forget he's a Scorpio Sun is a big deal to him.

They both have communication planet Mercury in Libra, which makes for easy and flowing conversation - they're on the same wavelength.

Overall, I'd say Whitney has much better compatibility with Chris that Becca does, but I can see why she made the top two.  There is still some good chemistry between them.

However, Becca is gorgeous!  Now that I've watched them together, I think he would've picked Becca as his final one if she was more sure about him and more sure about their relationship.  I think Whitney is his second choice, even though her compatibility with him is better.  On a reality show like this it isn't really about compatibility so much as it is about lust and attraction - there just isn't a lot of time for much else.

Plus, we don't know what time Becca or Whitney was born, so we don't know their rising sign.  The Rising Sign has a lot to do with compatibility as well, so for all we know Becca could be a Libra rising or something, which would make her very, very compatible with Chris.  All we have to go on is the planets.

Jade -  according to Reality Steve, she was in the final four

Jade was born Dec 19, 1986, so she is a Sagittarius Sun.  Actually, she's a super Sagittarius as she has 4 planets in that sign.  Very fiery girl, and a very free spirit.  She doesn't come across like that though, does she.  She seems quite sweet and laid back, so her rising sign must be in a different element.

Still, Jade has a Venus Pluto conjunction in Scorpio, which makes her quite an intense and lusty person, especially when it comes to love and sex.  This is one dynamic combo, that's for sure, and it happens to fall right on top of Chris' Sun!  Wow!!! These guys have chemistry for sure.  In fact, her Venus is almost exactly conjunct his Sun...very good for love and romance.

And, her Neptune falls on Chris' Venus, just like Whitney's does and Becca's does.  The romance aspect!  Truth be told, most people born within those couple of years will have Neptune in that position, but the closer it is in aspect, the more intense it will be.  Whitney's is the closest.

Jade has Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Pisces, so her Mars opposes Chris' Mars, which is a combative aspect.  But, her Mars and Jupiter in Pisces trines his Sun, making him feel good about himself and good about their relationship.  She helps to open him up.  Her Venus sextiles his Mars, which is great as well.  Not super dynamic, but its compatible.

Jade has Moon in Leo...she needs to be seen, appreciated and to be the star in some way in her life.  Her Moon does not jive with his chart at all.  It even squares his Scorpio planets. That could be a big deal breaker right there, despite the other good chemistry aspects.

So, I can see why Jade did not make the top two.  They have great chemistry that's for sure, but it wouldn't be a long lasting relationship.

I can't find Britt's birthdate, so can't do her compatibility with Chris' chart.

All in all, I'd say Whitney and Chris have the best compatibility, with Becca a very close second.  BUT, I still think he's more attracted to Becca.

I guess we'll have to wait and see if he really does pick Whitney!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Famous Pisces Risings

Your rising sign is the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon at the moment that you took your first breath.  It's also called the Ascendant of your natal chart.

Rising signs have a lot to do with what we look like, how we present ourselves, and describes the social mask we wear.  It's what people see when they first meet you - the first impression.  If you have your Sun or Moon in a harmonious aspect with your Ascendant, then others can easily see the real you.  If not, then it may take a while to get past the rising sign to see the other parts of your personality underneath.

So what does a Pisces rising look like?  I can usually tell by their eyes.  They have the most beautiful huge eyes - big limpid pools that you can just sort of lose yourself in. In general the face itself is rather soft, as Pisces itself is a very soft, watery and sensitive sign.

The Pisces rising person would likely present themselves in a softer way as well - probably wouldn't be in an 'in your face' kind of person.  They tend to be quite compassionate, caring and very sensitive. Pisces also likes to champion the underdog, and you may see these people getting involved in or spearheading altruistic causes that they really believe in.

Pisces energy is introvert energy, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are always going to be introverts.  There could be planets in the first house close to the Ascendant that could mitigate that, or aspects to the Asc as well.

 Neptune, one of the co-rulers of Pisces, is also known as the planet of 'glamour'.  Glamour has a few connotations here, but the actual definition of glamour is:

 "the quality of fascinating, alluring or attracting, especially by a combination of charm and good looks.  Magic or enchantment ; spell; witchery."

And its true, these people are naturally captivating, charming and alluring. Needless to say, these people are HIGHLY photogenic. Lots of models and actors are Pisces rising.

Here are a few famous Pisces rising people"

Antonio Banderas - he's got the look!  He's a Pisces rising, but he also has a lot of fire in his chart, like his Sun in Leo and his Moon in Aries.  This creates an almost irresistible combination of soft allure and dynamic sexiness.

George Clooney - George also has Neptune trining his Pisces Ascendant, giving him a double dose of Neptunian glamour and allure. He certainly does have the old time movie star thing going on, and in some pictures of him in a tux he looks like Clarke Gable. Plus, like Antonio, he has fire in his chart to give him that extra sexual charisma with his Venus in Aries and his Mars in Leo.

Ryan Gosling - 19 Pisces Rising.  He is a Scorpio Sun, which makes him so good in those intense and dramatic kinds of roles.  He's definitely got edge. Scorpio Suns usually have intense eyes, and since his Scorpio Sun also trines his Pisces Asc, you can see both the intensity and the softness all at the same time. He certainly comes across as an introvert.

Gwyneth Paltrow - she's very glamorous indeed and extremely photogenic.  She oftentimes channels that old time movie star thing as well.  In this pic below she looks very ethereal and beautiful. She's also said to be an introvert.

Robert Redford - one of the best looking men ever

Jimmy Fallon - I see his Virgo Sun in him quite a bit, and he doesn't have the usual big Pisces rising eyes.  You could tell more when he was younger.

Paul McCartney - 

Johnny Cash - he definitely has that soulful eye thing going on

Cindy Crawford - she's not a Pisces rising, but she has no much Pisces in her that I couldn't resist.  She has the Sun and Moon in Pisces as well as 3 other planets plus the MC all in Pisces, making her very Piscean indeed.  She is a Cancer rising, which is another water sign, and so all her Pisces planets trine her Asc, as well as Neptune trining her Asc, lending a 'Piscean' influence to her rising sign.  This is likely why she's one of the most photogenic and successful models in history.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Mercury Retrograde Jan 21 - to Feb 11, 2015

Mercury is the planet that rules communication and travel. He goes retrograde for 3 weeks about 3 times a year. Mercury doesn't actually move backwards, but from our viewpoint here from earth, it looks like he does, so they call it apparent motion.

Mercury retro periods are times when computers tend to crash, cars break down, elevators get stuck, cash registers are wrong, mistakes are made, planes are late, traffic is a mess, papers get misplaced....etc... Anything that Mercury rules tends to go awry.   Whatever you start or begin under a Mercury retrograde is likely to change when it goes direct again.  So, if you start doing some paperwork for the bank or apply for some sort of gov't program, expect huge delays or tons of red tape.  It's just not a good idea to start these kinds of things under this influence. Save yourself the trouble and wait the 3 weeks if you can.

So, the rule of thumb is, don't purchase any electronic equipment, cell phones, computers, cars, and don't sign any binding documents or contracts. You'd like to avoid starting a new job under this influence, but sometimes that can't be avoided.  Often the job duties will change when Mercury changes direction and moves direct again.   Starting a new course usually isn't advised, as usually it turns out to be not what you expected, or the dates change.  Still, if it was a course I really wanted to take and it was not offered at a later date, I would likely still go for it....I would just be prepared for delays or changes.

Don't be afraid to repeat yourself to make sure others heard you correctly. Miscommunication is rampant. That being said, you'll probably have to repeat yourself anyway. Expect a certain amount of do-overs, and a lot of "Gads, I wish I had waited before I bought/did/said that!"

Mercury retro is also a time thief! There never seems to be enough time to do what you need to do. That's why its ill-advised to send out mailers or advertise or start new things now cause people just don't have enough time to look at stuff like that....they're so busy trying to keep up with the old stuff. Yes, you will find that people are just super busy during this time period and they don't have time for a lot of 'extra' stuff.

When Mercury is retrograde, it means that we need to go back and get more information, as there is still some that has not come to light yet. Maybe this is why old boyfriends or girlfriends show up....maybe something needs to be said and done in order to move on. Information doesn't usually come to light or become apparent until after Mercury goes direct again, which is why making commitments without all the pertinent info is not a good idea! You can't stop living your life of course, but just be smart about it and don't sign off on anything big if you can afford to wait a few weeks.

So what is this time good for? It's time to RE do things. Re-do, rewrite, review, rehash, clean out closets and drawers and attics and garages and get rid of what you don't need. It can be good for getting a second opinion, not only from a health professional but from consultants in general.  It's good for researching a big ticket item you want to purchase or a trip you want to take, but wait until well after Feb 11th before you punch down the plastic.

Leave extra time if you're traveling by plane, and double check the car if you're going on a road trip. Going back to places you've been to before tends to be common under this influence too.

Now, Mercury is going retrograde at the same time that Mars conjuncts Neptune. This adds another element of confusion to the mix.  It's hard to get your bearings, or one is just confused about which way to go.  It can make one feel rather unmotivated, or feel like their get up and go just got up and went.  We're quite content to sit and escape into a really great movie, which is what I think I'll be doing tonight. It's the perfect aspect for enjoying lots of 'guilty pleasure' type of TV this week!  Neptune can be great for imagination and creativity though, so this influence can be wonderful in terms of expressing yourself that way.

Mercury is already slowing down right now preparing to go retrograde on the 21st so we are really already feeling Mercury retrograde.  At the same time Mars is about to conjunct Neptune on Monday, so we're all feeling that too.  I think this first phase of Mercury retrograde might be the most confusing, and once we get that Mars past Neptune, things can even out a bit - well, as much as they can under a Mercury retrograde influence.

Mercury is retrograde in the sign of Aquarius, so whichever house in your chart that has Aquarius on the cusp, you can expect to see some review or do-overs or confusion in that area.  Aquarius on the 7th?  An old flame may waltz back in, or you feel you need to re-negotiate an old agreement. Aquarius on the 11th?  An old pal may call you up.  Aquarius on the 8th?  An old debtor may decide to pony up. Aquarius on the 3rd?  Lots of paperwork to do, or re-do. You get the idea.

Now, we also have a New Moon on Tuesday, January 20th.  This means that our shiny new beginning this month is attached to something or someone from the past.  We may need to finally deal with and let go of something in order to move forward.

If you do happen to see someone from your past, it may be worth it to see why the Universe has them crossing your path again. Consider it an opportunity to gain clarity on some issue, for your own benefit.

Those of you who are Mercury ruled may feel it the most - Gemini and Virgo, as well as Aquarians.

Friday, 9 January 2015

How to find your Personal Year Number for 2015

The 2015 Year Number

To get what the energy of 2015 is going to be all about, you simply add the numbers together to get a total.   2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 8.

2015 is an 8 number, which is a number of prosperity, abundance and of manifestation.  It also vibrates with the energy of personal power, autonomy, professional and business success. This is a power year, when you can make big moves and achieve recognition for what you do.  It does highlight career, but that's not the only way one can be successful or prosperous of course.  It's really about claiming power and moving forward in whatever area is important to you.

This year, with the 8 vibration, more people are going to come into alignment with their passion and their purpose and will be able to more successfully manifest success and prosperity.

Astrologically speaking, each number corresponds to a planet.  The number 8 corresponds to Saturn - the planet of manifestation and achievement. The signs ruled by Saturn - Aquarius and Capricorn -will feel right at home in this 8 year.

This 8 year of abundance and success is the general number for the year for everyone, but each person will also have their own Personal Number for the year 2015, and this will be calculated by their birthdate. 

Your Personal Year Number

It's easy to find your Personal Year Number.  You take the day and the month you were born, and add it to the number of the current year - in this case its 8.   So, for example if you were born on June 9th,

   6  (birth month)
+ 9  (birth day)
+ 8  (current year)
 = 23

You would reduce that 23 to a single digit, so 2 + 3 = 5.
This person is in a 5 Personal Year.

Another example:  If you were born on November 27, you would take 11 (the 11th month), and add it to 27, and then add that to the year number of 8.

   11  (birth month)
+ 27 (birth day)
+ 8   (current year)
= 46  

Then reduce it to a single digit, so 4 + 6 = 10.  Then reduce it again 1 + 0 = 1.
This person is in a 1 Personal Year.

If you get the number 11 or 22, these are considered to be Master Numbers, and these years are considered special.

Personal Year 1 -  the year of new beginnings!  This is the start of a whole new cycle, and you'll be laying the groundwork for the next 9 years ahead. It's an excellent time to get involved in a new love relationship, or to experience a renewal of your current one.  Some may take a second honeymoon. It's a year of major changes, job improvements and independence. Travel can provide a way to enjoy life in a new way.

Personal Year 2 - the year of companionship, harmony and teamwork.  The number 2 relates to the Moon, and so is a year of more patience, tact, cooperation and understanding.  It's a more gentle and artistic year. The Moon is also changeable, so there may be a change of residence under this yearly number, or even a change in your workplace. This is the year when people tend to form relationships of all kinds, including friendships and love relationships. They don't want to go it alone. You're going to feel more nurturing and emotional under this influence.  There may be trips across the water.

Personal Year 3 - the year of communications, expansion, mental energy and short journeys. You're busy this year, and you may be doing more writing or talking, or using more of your creative skills.  This is the year for having more fun in your love relationships - for flirting and for socializing.  You could become quite the social butterfly, or at least lean more that way than usual.  This isn't really the year to make serious commitments in your love life. Trips tend to be on the shorter side, or you may take a lot of road trips or weekend getaways.

Personal Year 4 - the year of security and of laying down foundations.  This is another Saturn year, so getting ahead professionally is important to you, except this is a more of a 'roll up your sleeves and get to work' kind of year. You're laying the groundwork for your future and getting organized. You're likely taking on extra responsibilities this year, whether at work or with aging parents or perhaps signing a mortgage etc.. Love relationships may begin with someone older or with someone who has authority or power. Travel tends to be more work related.

Personal Year 5 - the year of change, travel and expansion. You're looking for more freedom and fun this year.  It's actually an amazing year for love and romance and you'll likely have plenty of opportunity that way if you're single and looking. If you're already involved you're going to want to do more travel with your partner or experience new things together.  In some cases people will break up under this influence if things aren't going well. It's a great cycle for making changes in your job and for pursuing your ideas.

Personal Year 6 - a year focused on love, family and domestic happenings. This is a Venus year, so is concerned with developing or keeping harmony within the home and within your personal relationships.  This is one of the best cycles for marriage and commitment, as well as for pregnancy, birth, buying a home or anything that denotes settling down. It's also a very social year, and a year for beautifying your environment. Advancement comes through social contacts.

Personal Year 7 - a more spiritual year, focused on inner growth and personal well-being. You may want more quiet or private time this year, or at least more time to yourself.  It's a good time to identify and eliminate any self defeating behaviours.  This cycle isn't really about relationships per say, but more about figuring out how you feel about relationships - which again requires more time for introspection. This is the year to take care of body, mind and spirit.

Personal Year 8 - as stated above, this is a year for achievement, power, abundance, prosperity and for manifesting.  You could make big moves this year and achieve recognition for what you do.  It's a powerful year professionally, but also in whatever area you choose to focus on.  As a Saturn year, this could be a 'reap what you sow' kind of year as well. A debt or obligation from the past that was never dealt with could reappear, or people from that past could get in touch. Love relationships tend to either move forward with commitment, or end because you don't see a future with someone.  This is not a 'coasting' kind of year.

Personal Year 9 - the last year in the cycle, this is the year for completions and endings. This could be very positive completions, in that you finally fulfill that long awaited dream or goal.  In some cases you may finally let go of a person, habit, circumstance or thing that is no longer needed in your life.  Because this is a highly spiritual number, you may be attracted to people who have qualities you admire in a spiritual or higher sense. You may decide to pursue your career in a new way, such as teaching it instead of practicing it.

Personal Year 11 - this year still has the vibration of the 2 (1 +1), but its special because its a master number.  There is a deeper spiritual awareness with this yearly number, and you may have your own special 'ah ha' moment this year. You're more compassionate, more idealistic, more altruistic and more of a humanitarian.  There is also an element of recognition with this number as well so you may become known for your good works. In love relationships you feel attracted to those who also embody those same traits of compassion etc.

Personal Year 22 -  this year still has the vibration of the 4 (2 +2), but its special because its a master number.  This is an extraordinary year when you may do extraordinary things. It's more of a detached year when you are focused on humanity as a whole as opposed to one on one love relationships, unless you find someone who shares these same goals.  You have lofty goals and plans, probably involving helping others, and you can achieve these goals and plans. There will be major accomplishments this year,

Your Personal Month Number

Yes, you can also find your own Personal Month number, and even your Personal Day number!  To find your Personal Month number, start with your Personal Year Number, and then add a number for each month starting with January until you reach the month you want to know about.

For example, lets say its your Personal Year number of 3.   And this is January, the first month, so you add a 1 to the 3, and you get 4.  So January is a 4 month for this person.   And then Feb will be a 5 month, and March will be a 6 month, and so on.

Another example.  Let's say your Personal Year number is an 8.   And you want to know what April will bring.  So, start with the 8 and then add one number for each month.  January will be a 9 month, Feb will be a 1 month (because we start at 1 again after 9), March will be a 2 month, and then April will be a 3 month.

You can apply the same meanings for the Personal month numbers as for the Personal year number - just realize that the influence is a bit weaker because its only 4 weeks instead of a year.

If you really want to go deep, you can get your Personal Day number too.  Just take your personal month number....say its a 3, and then add the day to it.  So, if January is your personal month of 3, and today is the 9th, then add 3 + 9, = 12. Reduce again to 3.  This is your 3 day, and you can expect a 3 vibration to the day with 3 happenings and events.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Your 2015 Yearly Horoscope

                     My Yearly 2015 Horoscopes are up!   Click HERE to get yours.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

New Moon Magic - December 21 -25, 2014

                                                                                              Lights of Yule by Oshuna - Deviantart                             

The New Moon on December 21st at 5:35 pm PST is an extra powerful one, as it happens to fall on the Winter Solstice (or summer solstice if you live in the southern hemisphere).

The Winter Solstice, also called Yule, marks the time when the light starts to return as the days start to grow longer,  The Sun is at its lowest declination in the sky on this day.  It seemingly hovers there for a few days and then slowly increases in declination as it starts to rise in the sky again.  This is also said to be symbolized in the story of the resurrection of Jesus, as he (the Son) died for 3 days, and then was 'born again' on Christmas Day.

                                                                                           Here we go-a-wassailing

The Solstice Night was anticipated with much joy in Pagan times and they celebrated symbolic rituals to ensure the coming year was bountiful. There were bonfires and plenty of 'wassailing'.  Wassailing was a drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.  Eventually the drink itself became known as 'wassail.'  Wassail soaked pieces of bread or cake were buried in the trees roots or hung in its branches to feed the tree spirits and to ensure a good harvest.  Gifts of clove spiked apples and oranges were common, as apples and oranges represented the Sun.  They used evergreen boughs to represent immortality as evergreens did not die, and represented the eternal life of the Divine.

                                                                                    Bringing in the Yule Log

Holly sprigs were kept inside the doorway all year long as an invitation for good fortune to visit.  The ceremonial Yule log was a very big deal.  It was decorated with greenery, doused with cider and lit from a piece of an old log from the previous year.  The burning of the log represented the return of the light, or the newborn Sun. It was to burn all night and then smolder for 12 days before being put out.

New Moons are magical times.  The energies and lessons from the previous month are waning down and we are preparing for new beginnings and new energy to come into our lives.  The New Moon this year falling on the Winter Solstice accentuates the power of new beginnings.  This is pure Capricorn energy, which is wonderfully powerful for setting intentions of a practical nature.  Anything to do with work or money works with this energy.  Capricorn energy also supports us with anything that requires discipline and patience, such as adopting a healthier eating regimen or getting into a new exercise program.  Yes, the whole New Years Resolutions theme is very Capricorn in nature as we figure out how we can better improve our lives for the coming year.  Capricorn times are wonderful to begin habits or traditions that we want to last, as Capricorn has staying power.

One of the most powerful ways to use New Moon energy is to do some sort of a ritual or intention that involves writing down what you want to manifest in your life in the coming months.  You can really do rituals any way you want to - some people write down the list of what they want to manifest and keep it tucked away somewhere. Keep your list somewhere that you can see now and again. Some people take a few moments to get clear and simply verbalize it - don't forget the spoken word has incredibly strong energy.

Doing a ritual involves invoking powers greater than ourselves, such as God, Goddess, Archangels, Angels or even elementals to help us achieve our aims. One could also use animal totems or animal medicine.  The goat is the totem animal for Capricorn - sure footed on the steep mountain slopes.  Goat medicine also denotes seeking new heights and agility.

We don't have another Winter Solstice New Moon again until 2033 - another 19 years.  Use this opportunity to consciously control where you want your life to go.

The window of opportunity is a few days - the New Moon is at 5:35 PST on Dec 21st here in Vancouver, but the New Moon phase lasts right through to Christmas Day morning when the Crescent Moon phase begins.  Wow - what a wonderful day to do a ritual!!   Emotions are usually running high for most people this time of year as memories from Christmases past kick in.  One could channel this emotional energy into intentions for the future to give them even extra oomph.

One yummy way to incorporate a ritual for abundance in the coming month and year is to do what people have been doing for centuries - bake a delicious Yule Log Cake!

The yule log has been imbued with positive energy for centuries - abundance and light and fertility and hope for the future.  We can tap into those energies when we use Yule log symbolism in our own lives. It's all about intention, right?  Just set your intentions for what this yule log cake signifies for you, decorate it with what has meaning for your intentions, and then eat it!!  Along with some delicious wassail of course.

Here is a recipe for traditional Wassail :

Traditional Wassail Recipe

from Here

  • 3 12oz bottles of ale
  • 1 bottle of red wine (I used a shiraz)
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 10 whole allspice berries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • a thin slice of fresh ginger
  • 1/2 t freshly grated nutmeg
  • two or three apples, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
Chop enough apples to fill the bottom of an 8x8 pan.  Sprinkle with the brown sugar, pour the half-cup of water in the dish,  and bake at 350 for around 45 minutes.  You want those apples nicely roasted, so they release their juices and create these amazing caramel apple flavors.  Don't skip this step--it adds such amazing flavor and complexity to the finished wassail. While the apples are roasting, pour beer in a large saucepan on the stove. Add a bottle of red wine. Heat over a very low flame while the apples are roasting.
When the apples have finished roasting, pour the chunks of apple and all those delicious juices into the spiced wine and beer mixture.  Keep warm over the stove (or in a crock pot) until ready to serve.  

Saturday, 13 December 2014

My Maui Trip

This is not an astrology post, but it's astrology related since I did win this trip to Maui using astrology.

I wrote out a little trip blog including pics and a few videos as well.

Check it out here