Saturday, 19 April 2014

Sabian Symbols of the Cardinal Grand Cross

The Sabian Symbols were birthed by spiritualist and astrologer Marc Edmund Jones and clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler in 1925.  They give symbolic information about every single degree of every sign in the Zodiac.  In a personal chart they give uncanny descriptions of a person's life and destiny.  In 1953 Jones wrote his bestselling book '  The Sabian Symbols in Astrology describing them in both a positive and a negative application in a chart.
Astrologers Lynda and Richard Hill studied and revised them somewhat to make them easier to read and put out an amazing book called The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle which is what I'll be referring to in the degree descriptions below.

The Sabian Symbols are now used as a regular part of astrological interpretation, and not just for personal charts. You can also use them for event charts, horary charts, lunations, etc...and now we're going to use them for the Grand Cross Degrees to see what these degrees really symbolize.   It's about uncovering another layer of meaning and how it is affecting every person on the plane.  Those with planets or angles at this degree will feel it the most acutely, since these degrees/symbols are already active in their personal lives.

The Grand Cross degrees are 13.5 of Cardinal signs - we round up to 14 to get the Sabian symbol

The following excerpts are from the Hill's book The Sabian Symbols As An Oracle

Uranus is at 14  Aries -
Aries 14; - A Serpent Coining Near A Man And A Woman
There is a lot of tense emotion around relationships.  There is a confusion of tension, fear and passion.  Something or someone may be trying to come between you and a beloved.  Maybe you need to let go and find new depths to your ways of relating and relationships. Enticement.  Allurement.  The revelation of archetypal knowledge that may not be socially acceptable. If negative  - feeling guilty about being afraid to express your feelings.  Basic instincts and sexual energy,

Jupiter is at 14 Cancer
Cancer 14; A Very Old Man Facing A Vast Dark Space To The Northeast
You may be looking for some help or spiritual guidance, but it may be difficult to find through the usual channels.  As we become more enlightened there is a greater ability to see spiritual truth.  There needs to be a trust and courage that your inner wisdom is in touch with the higher truth,  This is the degree if Sirius.  If negative - a feeling of 'staring into a void.', a lack of purpose or a feeling of abandonment.

Mars is at 14 Libra
Libra 14; In The Heat Of The Noon, A Man Takes A Siesta
You may feel a need to to take a break even though you are in the middle of the situation.  To relax and recuperate at this time will serve to give you greater strength to complete the task at hand.  Meditation.  If negative - wasting time, being disinterested in things around you, losing energy or interest just when one should be at the peak of  of activity OR refusing to take a break.

Pluto is at 14 Capricorn
Capricorn 14; An Ancient Bas-Relief Carved In Granite Remains A Witness To A Long Forgotten Culture
The issue you may find in your situation is not so much in superficial display, but in the longevity and stability of the foundation or backdrop of your society.  Some things never fade, they stand as reminders of ancient eras, bringing messages from the past. Anonymous immortality.  Things carved in stone, or concrete.  Permanent records.  If negative - limitations by not allowing for changes.  Is this situation old and outworn?

It's certainly clear how some of these symbols are playing out in the world economy - especially the Pluto one, since Pluto rules the world economy and the controlling elite.  Unfortunately its the negative version of the Pluto degree. these symbols also give ideas about how we can channel this energy in a positive way.

I'll leave it to you to see how these symbols are represented in your own life.  Sabian Symbol books can also be used as an oracle, which I do regularly.  Just think of your question, and then open the book and see what that degree has to say about your situation.


Friday, 18 April 2014

Cosmic Wake Up Call - Grand Cross events just keep coming and coming

                                                         Battle of the Gods

Even just today, there are already 3 major Cardinal Cross events reported. 

Mexico had a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake today.  Unfortunately earthquakes are one of the things predicted with the powerful Grand Cross energy that we are in the midst of right now.  Chile had that powerful one last week as well, plus the one in the Solomon Islands.  Earthquakes are very Mars Uranus, and when you add Pluto into it, it adds depth and devastation, and then Jupiter amplifies everything. 

I also just read that NASA's moon-orbiting robot just crashed into the lunar surface early, and instantly vaporized!   A sudden (Uranus) crash landing (Mars) in space (Jupiter and Uranus).

Sadly, a devasating avalanche happened on Mount Everest today, killing 12 sherpa guides, injuring 4 others, and still more are missing,   It's the deadliest accident to ever have happened on Mt. Everest. Again, a sudden (Uranus) and violent (Mars) accident that resulted in deaths (Pluto) whilst trekking in nature (Jupiter).

Like I mentioned in my Cardinal Grand Cross. post, please DO NOT go out and do dumb and risky things right now.  The energy is unstable and looking for release.  We do have choices as to how to channel this energy, however.  This is a profound time of transformation, so do what you can to support that process.  Powerful needs may arise that need to be expressed, so express them!  But do it in constructive ways, like journal until you're clear, and then have a constructive conversation or get a plan of action together. 

This is Wake Up Call energy.  If one can consciously get clear on where one needs to be shifting or transforming, then the Universe doesn't need to come in and give you that cosmic kick in the pants.  The Universe and the planets are not out to get us. Indeed, the opposite is true.  When we don't pay attention to what's going on inside, then the Universe has to repeatedly attempt to get our attention  At first its a quiet voice inside, and then that voice gets louder. And louder.  Eventually, if one continues to deny or repress or avoid, the Universe is left with no alternative but to use more blunt and obvious methods.

The more conscious one is about what's going on inside, the easier its all going to be.   Instead of avoiding, take a long hard look at what's been trying to get your attention for a while.  Whatever one has been trying to repress or deny could be the very thing that helps one to transform !   Of course those with personal planets and angles at 12 - 15 degrees Cardinal are going to be feeling this energy the most.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Positive breakthroughs and innovations with the Grand Cross energy

Wow, its really looking scary out there right now, with the ferry sinking in Korea, the power outage in Toronto, the SNOW in Toronto as well ( no one saw that coming), the mass murder in Calgary, the violence with the Ukraine separatists and now the threat of Civil War, the earthquakes etc...  The Grand Cross has been triggered by Mercury and the Lunar Eclipse this week, but the Grand Cross isn't even exact until next week.

Amidst all this negativity, there has got to be some positive news too!  Right?  The Grand Cross is also a huge impetus for discovery and breakthroughs and insights and instigates positive changes too.  So, lets look at some positive news

1) British Professor says he has proof that fairies are real - claims photos are not altered
from Manchester Evening News

The existence of fairies has long been dismissed and resigned to the realm of children's books and Disney films.  However Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer John Hyatt claims he now has proof the creatures are real and are residing in the Rossendale Valley.  And he is on a mission to get more adults to believe and ‘bring a bit of magic into their lives.'  John Hyatt, Director of Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) at Manchester Metropolitan University snapped images of what he claims are the tiny winged creatures whilst out photographing the Lancashire landscape over the last two years. And he has now put his photographs on display at a special exhibition.
2) Japanese Whaling is banned! The UN's top court has ruled that Japan's whaling hunt in the Southern Ocean is not a scientific program as Tokyo has always claimed. The court ruled Tokyo should cease its whaling program "with immediate effect".  YAY!  No more whaling in the Antarctic.   From
3)  Golden Retriever adopts kitten rejected by its mother.  Okay, this isn't really an astrological or amazing breakthrough, but its really cute!   From sunnyskys

4)  Google glass was available to buy for one day only - the day that innovative Mercury pinged the Grand Cross of course-  April 15th.   The device allows people to constantly monitor e-mail and calls, surf the web and take photos and videos with their glasses. 

Pic from

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Uranus square Pluto - the internet and social media (Uranus) are blowing the whistle on Pluto



Right now we're in the midst of a hugely transformative Pluto square Uranus aspect that started  two years ago, and will continue on through to the middle of 2015.

Pluto in Capricorn symbolizes plutocracy in general, as well as major corporations, governments, the economy, the world central banking system (big banks) and the IMF (international monetary fund). Basically, the elite that run the world.  It also symbolizes that which is kept secret.  Pluto/Scorpio likes to operate in stealth mode, and control from behind the scenes.

Uranus, the planet of sudden change, revolution, revolutionaries, and of separation is challenging that Pluto.  As far as all that secrecy goes - Uranus is having none of that!

Uranus symbolizes the Internet!  It rules all social media too.  Here's an example of Uranus squaring Pluto in play -

Today we hear that the top attorney for the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has just retired after 30 years with the SEC, and he has just come out and made a statement against them.  He basically said that the SEC is a fraud, and that everyone in positions of power that could have done something about the corruption on Wall Street, didn't do so.   Knowingly.  He said that they turned a blind eye to so much of the financial crime because they knew that when their jobs ended at the SEC, they could slide into a huge salary working for these same corrupt big banks.  That's why they always settled out of court and there was no admission of guilt for so many of these financial crimes - by all the banks, and not just JP Morgan.  Bloomberg News

This guy is a whistleblower, and a whistleblower would be Uranus, challenging the corrupt Pluto.

Because of the internet and all the social media, millions of people now know about this too, and have shared this story with all their friends, and so on and so on and so on.  I heard about it myself through the internet.

The amount of crime, and not just financial crime, that has come to the public's attention recently is staggering, and its all due to the internet.   Think of Julian Assange and Wikileaks, or Edward Snowden.  They are both major Uranian symbols here, taking on the big boys through the internet (Uranus again).  

Another example is the 15 bankers that all apparently committed 'suicide' since mid February.  People are saying now that they were 'suicided' meaning it was made to look like suicide.  These were all high mid level executives who likely knew too much.  Some from JP Morgan, and some from other banks.   Which makes you wonder what it is that's about to happen that is so bad that they needed to keep them quiet, or needed someone to blame.   The last two were just outrightly murdered and they didn't even bother to make it look like a suicide.  Many of these bankers were young their 30s.  So, so sad.   And extremely scary,

Again, the internet is getting the word out so everyone is hearing about this, and most people are waking up as to the extent of the control, deceit and manipulation of the high level power players.

Earlier this year,  Bloomberg releases the article “Gold Fix Study Shows Signs of Decade of Bank Manipulation.”    Yep, the gold and silver market has been rigged for more than decade.  And because of the internet, millions more people are now aware of it.

This Uranus Pluto square aspect that is in effect and that is being intensified by the Cardinal Grand Cross right now -is being played out on the world stage as we speak.   Uranus rules whistleblowers and the internet, but it also rules surprises.  

I wonder, that as this Cardinal Grand Cross gets more precise, if some mind-blowing kind of manipulation or deceit by the Banks, IMF or the Government will be uncovered, and I wonder if it will be a complete game changer.  The genie will be out of the bottle, and you can't stuff her back in.  Things are certainly pointing in that direction.

I'm sure Uranus square Pluto will manifest in many other ways as well, but this could  be part of the scenario. 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Void of Course Moon Table April 2014

For those of you who want to know about what Void moon phases are and how they work, click here

All times in PDT

Apr 2   11:43 pm  -  Apr 3   4:48 am

Apr 5   7:55 am  - 2 :40 pm

Apr 7   11:14 am  - Apr 8   2:50 am

Apr 9   11:26 pm  -  Apr 10   3:08 pm

Apr 12   10:12 am  -  Apr 13  1:33 am

Apr 15   0:42 am  -  9:20 am

Apr 17   0:09 am  - 2:44 pm

Apr 19   6:17 pm  -  6:28 pm

Apr 21   4:21 pm  -  9:18 pm

Apr 23   9:10 am  -  11:55 pm

Apr 25   1:03 pm  -  Apr 26  3:01 am

Apr 27   4:02 am  -  Apr 28  7:23 am

Apr 30   8:53 am  - 1:56 pm


Friday, 28 March 2014

India and its love of GOLD !

Gold is an integral part of the Indian culture, and it has been since ancient times.  Gold is seen as a symbol of purity, prosperity and good fortune.  It's sought by everyone - from the wealthy elite to the poor village farmer. It's considered 'honourable' to have gold.

Weddings are a huge, big deal in India, and they can last for days!  They're such a big deal that life savings can go into the preparation and execution of a wedding.   Naturally, Gold is an integral part of the wedding as well, and it can account for up to 50% of the cost.

 It's customary to give Gold as a gift at weddings, and Gold is still also given as a dowry to brides. Even though dowrys were outlawed in 1961, there is still an expectation of it.  Families often start saving right after a daughter is born to have enough Gold to give.

The saying in India is 'No Gold, No Wedding,'

Newborn babies are gifted with gold, and Gold is even gifted to Deities.  It has religious significance and huge ornamental value.

So, why do Indians love Gold so much?

The natal chart of India tells the story.  India is a Leo Sun sign, and not only that, India has 6 planets in Leo - the sign that rules Gold.

Venus in particular tells what a country loves.  In the sign of Leo, they love Gold.  The  Moon as well represents the populace of the country, and again in Leo, they have affinity to Gold.   The ruler of the 2nd house of Money is the Moon, and its in the sign of Leo, showing how Gold is viewed as currency, and denotes wealth and status.   Venus shows how the people of a country beautify themselves, or what they consider beautiful, and in Leo it shows how they love to use it in jewellery and to adorn themselves with it.  Gold is beautiful!  Saturn represents the structure of a community, but also its traditions and history, and here again in Leo it speaks to the long historical tradition of Gold.

Jupiter, the planet of abundance and expansion enters Leo this July.   If you think Gold is popular in India right now, just wait until the end of the year!  Jupiter shows what's popular and what people are enthusiastic about, and in Leo, people will be enthusiastic about Gold.  This will be a fantastic year for India with Jupiter coming up to conjunct all those Leo planets.  The price of Gold is most likely going to rise quite dramatically during the course of the coming year as well, so all that Gold as investment will really pay off.  And, if the US dollar standard finally drops out this year and we go back to a gold standard, they'll be well ahead of the game!

Are you a Leo?  Do you love Gold?


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin split - Lunar Eclipse and Grand Cross fallout

Attribution - Andrea Raffin

Attribution - FEBensburger 

We're going to start hearing of more and more breakups in the next month or two, unfortunately.  The Cardinal Grand Cross is a game changer for many people, and Mars retrograde in the partnership/marriage sign of Libra is causing everyone to re-evaluate their relationships.

Gwyneth Paltrow is a Libra herself, so she's really feeling that retrograde Mars in her sign as well as the developing Cardinal Cross.

Plus, we're also within orb of the Lunar Eclipse on April 14th which is in the relationship sign of Libra again ( Lunar eclipses are in effect a full month or more before they actually happen), so we've got a tripple whammy thing going on for a lot of people when it comes to their love lives.  Librans especially.   We also have the North Node now in the sign of Libra as well, bringing focus to how he co-operate with each other.  So, in effect, we have a quadruple whammy! 

Gwyneth is a Pisces rising, making her extremely photogenic and giving her that ethereal beauty and glow.   The ruler of her 7th house of relationships is Mercury at 11.5 degrees of Libra, which is being hit by the developing Cardinal Grand Cross of 13.5 degrees cardinal.  Right now Uranus is almost exactly opposing that Mercury in her chart.  Uranus oppositions are classic aspects to see for breakups.  I remember Tom Cruise had it when he and Nicole split up.  The April 14th Lunar Eclipse hits her Uranus (break ups) and her Chiron (wounding).

She also is in the midst of Saturn squaring her Venus, which shows the heartbreak and sadness.  And today, the day it was announced, the transiting Sun is exactly opposing her natal Sun, which denotes stress and inner tension, and even physical or emotional weakness.  We're always weakest when the Sun is opposing our natal Sun sign. 

Chris Martin's transits don't look as bad.  He is going through the mid life crisis transit of Pluto square Pluto that most people go through at his age, and it does have to do with letting go and regenerating in some capacity.   The April 14th lunar eclipse is on his Chiron and Venus, which shows changes and possible endings in his love life.  But, he also has Jupiter trining his Sun and his Uranus!  These transits are more about expansion, moving outward, freedom and liberation.   He also has Uranus trining his Saturn, which is helping him break out of old patterns and change old structures.  The rumours surrounding their infidelities are all over the gossip sites - you can check one out here.

There's more to come with this story as the Eclipse gets closer and the Grand Cross develops.  Some  surprising information may come to light as to why they really split.  Stay tuned!

Friday, 21 March 2014

The Mars effect

Right now Mars is is retrograde in the sign of Libra. When a planet goes retrograde, it comes much closer to the earth than normal.   When its this close to the earth, its effects are much stronger and more intense as well.  We're all feeling more Marsy.

Some people say a planet is weaker when its retrograde.  Actually, it's stronger because of its proximity to the earth, and its characteristics are emphasized.

Mars is the God of War.   Mars rules all things related to anger, conflict, aggression, belligerence, explosions, fires, cuts and military action.  People act out at these times.  Mars also rules sex, passion, how you go after what you want, and gives you energy and drive.

This can also play out as being more focused and driven in one certain area.  I'm certainly feeling it myself and have been extremely focused with reading and researching.   The Mars ruled signs of Aries and Scorpio may be feeling it the most, as well as Librans of course since Mars is in the sign of Libra.  If Mars is retrograding on to a planet or an angle in your chart you're really going to feel it too, but everyone will feel it to some extent or another.

So, all these Mars ruled areas are intensified right now.  We can see it on the world stage of course with the Russia and the Ukraine, as well as the possible hijacking of the missing Malaysian plane, and the recent helicopter crash in the US.

Add this intensity on to the already developing intense Cardinal Grand Cross in April, which Mars is starting to come into alignment with, and we're in for a very bumpy ride for the next month or so.

Positively, you'll accompish a lot if you can harness this energy.  Its more about feeling motivated as opposed to have lots of energy, but i suppose one translates into the other. I ended up cleaning out every single cupboard in my kitchen and threw out old food and rearranged things into nice neat little rows.  You know that cupboard that you have that's a complete disaster - the one where you can't see anything cause everything is all crammed in together and things fall out whenever you open the door?   And its been that way for years and all you do is just cuss at it?  Yep, I finally dealt with that cupboard.  I then went out and bought new supplies.   I was exhausted, but my kitchen looks great.  Thank you Mars!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Uranus square Pluto - the end of the US dollar standard

Financial astrology supports what the world economists have been saying for years now. The US dollar is tanking,  yet they just keep printing more and more currency which of course just devalues it even more.  

 Right now we're in the midst of a hugely transformative Pluto square Uranus aspect that has already changed the landscape of how we live our life.  It started a two years ago, and will continue on through to the middle of 2015, with certain time periods being more intense than others.

Pluto in Capricorn symbolizes plutocracy in general, as well as major institutions, corporations, governments, the economy, the world central banking system and the IMF (international monetary fund).

Uranus, the planet of sudden change, revolution, breaking apart and of separation is challenging that Pluto.  Countries are going bankrupt, people are losing their pensions, and some their homes. 

This aspect is HUGE!  This aspect changes everything.  This aspect symbolizes the end of a certain mindset and way of living.  The old world order (pluto) is being demolished for the new world order (uranus). 

What's really happening is the end of the US dollar standard.

Here's a wonderfully informative video from financial expert Michael Maloney. He actually put out a series of them, 6 in all, explaining in a very calm and simple manner how the US dollar standard is ending and why, the history behind currency and their cycles, why the economy is tanking, the global picture, as well as the cycles of gold and silver and what is coming up in that regard. Wonderful video. Highly recommend. Watch it here .  This is number 3 in a his series.

From a non astrological point of view - Robert Kiyosaki's (Rich Dad Poor Dad) seminars on YouTube are a clear and concise source of information.   He is arguably one of the world's most successful investors, yet he is also an educator.  He is trying to teach people how to work with the changes and not be left with nothing.   He is not an astrologer (that I know of), but he speaks from experience.   He recommends gold and silver, simply because its real money that has real value.  Cash is trash, or it soon will be.  He also reminds us that there is only about 6 years of silver left in the world.  After that, its gone. At the rate India is buying it up though, it could be sooner than that.

Watch this excellent short clip showing Robert Kiyosaki explaining what is changing, Gold and Silver and how the US dollar is devaluing  here 

So, what could happen with the Cardinal Crand Cross coming up this April, or in the next 1 year that this aspect is in effect?  With Uranus in Aries its likely going to seem completely unexpected.  I can think of a few scenarios though - warnings we've already read about in the news.  What about all the Gold that is supposedly in the Federal Reserve and being held at Fort Knox?  There has been speculation for years now that the Gold has been running out, and that they've been covering it up.

Can you imagine what would happen if the world found out that the US actually doesn't have any Gold ?  As CEO and economy expert Eric Sprott says -  "What happens to the bond markets and stock markets when you have to admit that it’s been a fraud the whole time?”

And what about India?  India has recently been buying up Silver bullion like there's no tomorrow.   .   Last spring India bought up 250 tons of silver in one month, 500 tons the next, and eventually bought up 16% of the entire world silver market in 2013!  Not much left for the rest of us, since Silver is a consumable product used in technology.  Once its used, its gone.

And what about China? .There is speculation that they have secretly accummulated tons of gold - 5,000 tons. Much much more than most people thought.  The Chinese know that the US dollar standard is coming to an end, and they are likely hoarding gold to back their own currency.   This scenario will send the price of gold surging upward as well, and we may very well see a gold-backed Yuan in the future.

Robert Kiyosaki says - 'Cash is trash'. The US dollar is continuing to devalue, and at the rate that things are falling apart, he says it looks like 2016 will be when it tanks altogether.

Robert has a book out which goes into more detail about how to survive the coming rough years. 

Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money

He's pretty close when one looks at the astrological timing, but it will likely be well before 2016.  We've got the most intense hit of all this coming April (Cardinal Grand Cross), then another exact hit in Dec of 2014, and then the last and final hit in March of 2015.  That's when we will be looking at exactly what has irrevocably (Pluto) changed in our lives.  Irrevocably meaning its over, its done and there is no going back. 

In terms of timing, we still have the two business planets Saturn and Jupiter in a trine right now.  This offers some small support in terms of the economy.  But what happens when Jupiter enters Leo on July 26th and those two planets will then in a square aspect?  That is the point where we may see things really start to go downhill economically.  So, the April Grand Cross is one major timer, and the Jupiter sign change is another.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Silver and Gold prices and the Cardinal Grand Cross

The two business planets, Jupiter and Saturn, are the main drivers when it comes to the prices of GOLD and SILVER, and the stock market too.   Jupiter expands the price and the popularity of whatever he touches, so the sign that Jupiter is transiting through at any given time describes the types of industries/commodities that should do well. Jupiter makes things popular, and people get enthusiastic about whatever Jupiter's sign represents, and the market reflects that.  Saturn does the opposite - Saturn restricts.  We're talking trends here, so its not always as black and white as this, but still - the trend is there.

For example, when Jupiter is in the sign of Gemini, cell phone companies stock prices tend to go up, and all things to do with communications, networking, education - so one might want to invest in a bookstore, or perhaps a Railroad stock.

The opposite will happen when Saturn is in the sign of Gemini - these same industries tend to go through a slump and their stock prices tend to go down.  This actually provides an excellent buying opportunity -  because at some point in the next 12 years Jupiter will come back and support these industries again.  

Rule of thumb is to buy low and sell high, which sounds like a no brainer, yet most people don't do this.  They tend to buy high, because Jupiter makes them 'enthusiastic' to buy that particular industry/stock, which is why that industry price tends to go up.  Buy stock in industries when Saturn is hitting them, and sell when Jupiter is hitting them.

I'll give you a quick rundown of a few of the industries that are ruled by each sign

Aries - aerospace/defence, dental, diamonds, eyeglasses, fitness, fireplaces, metals, military, war things, surgical.

Taurus - banks, beauty supplies, cattle, collectables, copper, financial services/institutions, massage, art as an investment

Gemini - advertising, car parts and cars, bikes, books, buses, education, newspapers, radios, railroads, phones, writing supplies

Cancer - homes, housing companies, real estate, bakeries, restaurants, food supply, grocery, hotels, kitchens, milk, silver

Leo - gold, amusement parks, gambling, holidays, games, recreation, stockbrokers, golf, RVs

Virgo - accountants (with Scorpio), accounting supplies, health care, hairdressing (with Libra), pharmaceutical (with Pisces), food processing, harvesting, herbs, health spas, nursing, servants, small pets, vets

Libra - clothing, art for esthetic appeal, confectionary, fashion, jewels, partnerships, anything to do with marriage and weddings

Scorpio - accounting, bathrooms, cemeteries, insurances, taxes, research, psychology, healing, hospice

Sagittarius - travel, advertising, publishing, religious institutions, sports gear, universities, higher learning

Capricorn - corporations, cement, coal, clocks and watches, engineers (with Scorpio), gerontology, nursing homes, office buildings, vaults, bones, teeth

Aquarius - aerospace, airplanes, astrology, metaphysics, commodities and futures, computers and technology, electrical, radio and TV, satellites, science

Pisces - drugs, alcohol, charity, chemicals, churches, fantasy, film, health care, hospitals, oceans, oil, photgraphy, poison, podiatry, shoes (with Libra), prison, dancing.

SILVER is ruled by the sign Cancer, and GOLD is ruled by Leo.  Therefore, when Jupiter hits Cancer, the price of Silver should go up.  Theoretically.  So, let's have a look.  Over the last 10 years, Silver prices rose dramatically in 2010, and went right up to almost $50 per ounce.  Jupiter was in the sign of Pisces for pretty much all of 2010, which is in trine to the sign of Cancer.  At the same time, Uranus was also in the sign of Pisces.  Jupiter and Uranus together can mean sudden huge surges upward, both in a sign that supports (trines) the Silver sign of Cancer.   The price of Silver topped out at $50 per ounce in April of 2011 and then started to go back down again.  Jupiter had just entered the sign of Aries in early 2011, which is square Cancer, so it makes sense that the price would start to back off.

What about lately?

Jupiter entered Cancer June 26, 2013.   Silver dropped in price quite a bit in early 2013, but when Jupiter entered Cancer, it started to go up again.  It went up about $5 dollars or so, and then when Jupiter went retrograde in early November 2013, it started to a fall off a bit.  Jupiter just went direct yesterday - so we may see a small surge in the price of silver between now and August.

Gold is ruled by the sign of Leo.   When Saturn is in Leo, Gold should be low.  When Saturn is in the signs that square Leo (Scorpio, Aquarius), it should also be low.   Saturn is in the sign of Scorpio right now, and has been for the past 1.5 years.  Saturn will continue to be in the sign of Scorpio right through to Jan of 2015, so theoretically the price of Gold should not rise exorbitantly until next year. 

                                                                                             Hadrian Roman Gold coins

Saturn entered the sign of Scorpio in Nov of 2012, and right on cue the price of Gold dropped.  It went from a high of approx $1600/oz in the winter of 2012 down to $1300/oz by the summer of 2013.    It perked up slightly in Oct of 2013, but then went down yet again to a low of $1200 by early Jan of this year.  Then it started going up again in January.  This is partly due to Venus in retrograde in Jan, as Venus represents material goods and security, and when its retrograde people freak out that the world is going to hell in a handbasket and they buy Gold.

As you can see, there's more than just Jupiter and Saturn to consider - there's Venus, as well as Pluto and Uranus, and Neptune as well.  Jupiter and Uranus conjunct in a sign can make for huge surges upward.  Uranus by itself is a wild card - you don't know what will happen.  Pluto too - it can make for extremes either way.

So, how is one to navigate the very uncertain economic future we have before us this spring?

The market is driven by two things -  fear and greed.  Astrology has the inside track.  Astrology tracks cycles and trends.  People get scared, they buy silver and gold.  That's just the way it is.

If you want to get smart financial advice, ask a Scorpio.  Preferably one who also has some Sag in them as well.  Some of the smartest people I have ever met in my life are Scorpio/Sag types.  Scorpios are just naturally savvy with finances and investments, and the Saggy part gives them vision and a natural intuition about what's coming down the pike.  My accountant is a Scorpio.  I'll have to ask him his birthdate and see if he has Sag in him somewhere.  I'm sure he does.   Smartypants.

Here's a cute article about How to Hide Your Gold and Silver at Home.  Humorous, but also very informative.

Jupiter enters the sign of Gold -Leo- this July 2014.  Theoretically, this should make the price of Gold rise -  although the Saturn in Scorpio squaring that Jupiter in Leo might keep the lid on the price a little bit, but it should still go up.  Once Saturn moves out of Scorpio and into Sag in Jan of 2015, the price of Gold has carte blanche to really move upward.

Still, when Jupiter enters Leo mid-July, its going to come up and trine Uranus in Aries, which could send the price of Gold surging upward since Aries is trine to Leo and therefore is supportive.   Yes, that Saturn in Scorpio might keep the lid on anything climbing too sky high, but we should still see a big surge.  However, its next year when things really start to roll.  Jupiter in Leo will be trining Uranus in Aries in early-mid March, and Venus and Mars will both be in Aries as well, setting up a very nice trine to that expansive Jupiter in the Leo sign of Gold.  As we carry on through 2015, Jupiter in Leo will move direct again on April 7th, 2015, and will come up and trine that Uranus in Aries again, and  it should definitely surge way upwards, as both Uranus and Jupiter are direct. It should surge in mid-April 2015 and continue to climb right through to late June..

However, we still have that Cardinal Grand Cross in April to think about.  This is an extreme and volatile signature coming into play.  Read my post about it here .  The price of Silver could go up, as fear is going to be coming into play and Jupiter is direct in Cancer, and  Jupiter direct in Cancer supports the price of Silver going up for the next few months.  This Grand Cross is a signature for breakdown in some capacity, so Silver and Gold would likely be the places people will go for safety.

How this Cardinal Grand Cross is going to affect the natural trends of Jupiter and Saturn is unknown, as we now have Pluto and Uranus and Mars in the mix.  All volatile and extreme and unpredictable signatures.  Pluto opposing that Jupiter in Cancer, and volatile Uranus squaring it could mean a sudden and extreme surge...hopefully up.  Or, it could be a rollercoaster.

Here's a wonderfully informative video from financial expert Michael Maloney. He actually put out a series of them, 5 in all, explaining in a very calm and simple manner how the US dollar standard is ending and why, the history behind currency and the cycles, as well as why the economy is tanking, the global picture, as well as the cycles of gold and silver and what is coming up in that regard. Wonderful video. Highly recommend. Watch it here. 


Sunday, 16 February 2014

Uranus Pluto square - the end of the Catholic Church ?

 The Uranus Pluto square has been in effect for the last couple of years, and will continue to be in effect for another two.  It's an aspect of massive change on a global level, as we've seen politically, economically, religiously, in the extreme weather patterns, as well as on a personal level. 

Pluto will break down and irrevocably transform Capricornian type entities - corporate structures, big business, governments as well as the Catholic church.  Plutocracy too is being sytematically broken down (defines a society or a system ruled and dominated by the small minority of the wealthiest citizens).   Uranus in Aries symbolizes challenge, extreme change, separation, fighting for what's right, sudden violence, etc. These two planets are now in a tense square, and we're seeing big businesses and corporate structures fall, we've seen actual governments fall, and we've seen the economy crumble and barely hang on.  That which is built on false foundations will be torn down, and Pluto is ruthless in exposing the secret and ugly underbelly of these giant structures.

Uranus is also symbolizing the common man, the person who had to live by his governments rules, and who now has to pay the price for the government's irresponsibility.  Just ask any Greek citizen what happened to his pension plan.  Poof!  Gone. Uranus is symbolizing the common man rising up and fighting, taking a stand, exposing the dark secrets and under-handed dealings that the power brokers of the world have tried to get away with.

The Catholic Church is a perfect symbol of Pluto in Capricorn.  It's a highly patriarchial organization with extreme power.  Sex abuse litigation has cost the church more than $3 billion in payouts to victims in the U.S. alone, and has caused many archdioceses to file bankruptcy in recent years.  This scandal has exposed the sick and twisted goings-on inside the church over and over and over again. Yet people still show up to Sunday mass.

The Vatican bank scandal involves money laundering, mafia involvement in the organization, anonymous accounts and what are politely described as shady transactions. Scary, scary stuff.

So, is there more to come for the Catholic Church?

We need to check the natal birth chart to find out.

Italian Vatican II
October 11, 1962
9 am
Vatican city, Italy

Oct 11 was the opening ceremonies

Italian Vatican II is considered the chart for the modern Catholic Church - there was a general modernization of the practice of Catholicism.  The sessions didn't start until Oct 13th, but the first day was the opening ceremony of only the mass and all the attendants- some 3500 people.  So, we use Oct 11th at 9 am.

The modern Catholic Church is a Libra.....17.5 degrees of Libra to be exact.

I was wondering if it was going to be one of the casualities of the Grand Cardinal Cross in April of this year, and it looks like it won't escape unscathed.  It's not being hit exactly, as the Grand Cross happens at exactly 13.5 degrees of cardinal, so the Catholic Church's Sun is about 4 degrees away.  We will likely hear of some sort of scandal or trouble in the Church then, but I think its more in the next few years that the Church may finally end as we know it.  

Uranus comes up and opposes that Sun though all of 2015 and early 2016.  Uranus shakes the Vatican up big time.   Remember when lightning stuck the Vatican on Feb 11th  2013 ?   It was just hours after news broke that Benedict XVI was nearly immediately leaving the papacy.  It was speculated that he was involved in a child rape scandal as the reason why.  Lightning is literal Uranus!   I wonder what the upcoming Uranus transit will bring for the Church - Uranus is opposing the Church's Sun, so something is coming at them from the outside.  The opposition itself is an aspect of separation and breaking apart, and add in the fact that Uranus is in in violent Aries, it sounds like a sudden lightning bolt event (figuratively or literally) that will expose more secrets, as the Church's Sun is in the 12th house of 'secrets and hidden things.'   This Uranus transit will set the stage for breakup and change, and then Pluto comes in and demolishes/transforms it through all of 2017.

The Catholic Church as we know it now will end in some way then - some irrevocable way.  The Church as we know it will die, but it could also re-birth itself into a new kind of church, or a new entity altogether.  What kind that will be I have no idea.   The Church is also having its progressed lunar return that year....a cycle which began 30 years ago and will end in 2017, again symbolizing an ending of some sort.

What about Pope Francis?  What part will he have to play in all this?

Judging from his chart, it looks like he will challenge the Church and perhaps try to steer it in a better direction.  Well, we can hope anyway.  Notably, his Mars in Cancer exactly conjuncts the Church's Pluto in Cancer -  this is an aspect of war and a battle of wills.  It won't be easy for him.

Pope Francis has already warned against accepting men for the priesthood who may have been implicated in sexual abuse or other problems, saying the protection of the Catholic faithful is most important.

"We must form their hearts. Otherwise we are creating little monsters. And then these little monsters mold the people of God. This really gives me goose bumps," he was quoted as saying.  He frequently criticizes 'careerism' among men of the cloth.

Pope Francis Warns of Fallout from Newly Trained Priests


Saturday, 11 January 2014

Cardinal Grand Cross April 2014

As most of you may already know, we're on the midst of a transformative Pluto Uranus square, which has been in effect for the last couple of years, and will continue to be in effect until next spring.   It's an aspect of huge change on a global level, as we've seen politically, economically, in the extreme weather patterns, as well as on a personal level. 

Everyone is going through their own personal revolution in some way, and some more than others.  Everyone is being forced out of their comfort zone somehow, and the people with planets in the early degrees of the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are likely to be going through the most change.  These people are already starting to experience big transformations in their lives.

Uranus is in Aries and Pluto is in Capricorn, and now Jupiter in Cancer is also in the mix, t-squaring them both.  So, what happens in April?   Mars happens - the God of War!  Mars is in Libra, and he goes retrograde on March 1st, and stays retrograde until May 17th, 2014.  Mars is the planet of assertion, aggression, sex, anger, how you get your needs met, how you go after what you want, competition, sports, war, combat get the idea.  Mars is not at his happiest in the sign of Libra, as Libra is the sign of partnerships and agreements and of being polite and nice,  (the antithesis of Mars) so his more domineering and assertive energies will still come out, but they may have to go underground and could come out in a more passive aggressive kind of way.  For some these energies get repressed, and that's when people can explode. 

In mid April, the Uranus Pluto square becomes exact, and Jupiter comes in to make it an exact t-square, and then Mars comes in to make it an EXACT DEGREE grand cross!   All the planets will be at 13.5 degrees of cardinal signs.

It's quite stunning really, how these 4 planets come together so precisely, which makes their energies all come together and release at exactly the same time. 

Mercury is part of this Grand Cross as well, as he comes in and triggers it on April 14th.  Mercury is 'the messenger', so we may hear some sort of mind-blowing news at this point, on a personal or a global level.  April 20th is when it is at the beginning of its most intense phase, as the Moon is in Capricorn and triggering the whole thing, and then its on April 22nd when Mars moves into its exact position and squares the already existing exact T-square.  You're going to be feeling it all month though, mostly from the 14th onward.   The Sun conjuncts Uranus on April 2nd, and then triggers the developing Grand Cross from the 2nd to the 4th, so we may see something starting as early as then.
Still, the 14th looks like a big day as far as world news goes, as that also happens to be the day of the Total Lunar Eclipse! 

On a global level, this is probably the most volatile and intense time of the last few decades.  Some even say in our lifetime.  We can expect possible acts of terrorism, natural disasters, earthquakes, extreme weather, and either war or an escalation of some military conflict.  We could also expect the economy to go into even deeper crisis mode at this time, perhaps as a response to some disaster in the world, or maybe its when the rest of the world finally gives up on the US dollar standard.  These planets are all in cardinal signs, which are action signs. Things happen in action signs.  No one knows for sure what's going to happen, but at the very least we'll get to see how things are not working and how the current world set-up is no longer viable.  We're going to see things crack open, but besides breakdowns we may also see amazing breakthroughs, or hear of some astounding new technological advancement.  Perhaps they will find a new cure that will impact the world.   Whenever Uranus is involved, you know it will be sudden and surprising.

On a personal level, we're making shifts.  You've already been nudged out of your comfort zone, so you already know where the changes are happening - so do what you can to move forward into change, instead of resisting it and fighting it.  If you've already been lobbying for change, this is when you may see some results. This is when things will happen.  They are conflictual energies for sure, but sometimes a little conflict is what is needed to break away.  You may become brave now, even if it is impetuous and sudden.   This is a deciding month for relationships.  The relationship asteroid Juno hits that Grand Cross degree of 13.5 Aries in early April, which again speaks to changes in the status quo of many relationships.

To work with this energy, think about the planets involved. Your ideals or belief systems (Jupiter) may need to change (Uranus), in an irrevocable way (Pluto). Uranus is also the great 'liberator', as he rids us of unwanted baggage by separating us from what is no longer in our best interest. Mars says that one needs to make a personal effort, and it may mean that you're giving something another try (retrograde) or dealing with something from before, or reconsidering your previous actions/attitudes/behaviours.  Think of all this as accelerated change.  Everyone's going to be affected in some way, but those with planets in mid degrees of Cardinal signs are going to feel it the most.

When Mars is in retrograde, do not initiate war, as you will lose, according to astrologer Lynn Koiner.  On a personal level this could mean litigation - don't sue somebody when Mars is retrograde.  Lynn says that the initiator of the 'battle' is the one who will lose.  We pray and hope the US does not enter into another war at this time, but it is such a volatile signature.  It looks like the Ukraine is being really hit by this aspect already.

So, who's being hit directly by this Grand Cross?

Putin's Sun is at 13 degrees of Libra
The US has its Sun at 13 degrees of Cancer.
Russia's Mars is at 13° Capricorn.
China's Mercury is at 13° Libra.

China's Mercury is being hit - Mercury is the 'messenger;, so I wonder if we're going to be hearing news out of China during this time.  My own city of Vancouver was incorporated on April 6th, so its being hit by the Grand Cross as well. 

Notable personalities with Suns close to 13.5 degrees Cardinal
Alec Baldwin  (new Dad)
Mel Gibson
Bradley Cooper
Tom Cruise
The Dalai Lama
Matt Damon
Simon Cowell (first time Dad)

Those with Moon close to 13.5 degrees Cardinal
Angeline Jolie
Kate Winslet
Anne Hathaway
Johnny Depp (just got engaged)

Those with Venus close to 13.5 degrees Cardinal
George Clooney
Ashley Judd
Bill Clinton
Miley Cyrus
Diane Lane

We may hear more from these people in the news in the coming month.

Make sure you yourself are not doing something really dumb on those most intense days - like don't go rock climbing and don't speed and don't be reckless in any way.  Do not provoke anyone. Seriously.

Some astrologers are predicting a complete economic meltdown for April of 2014.   Well, we still have Jupiter and Saturn -the business planets - trining each other, which offers some small protection as some other astrologers have pointed out.   But, its highly likely we're going to be shown how the old world economy is no longer viable.  This could play out in a million different ways.  Very likely there will be sovereign banking systems that fail.  Slovenia is probably going down this year, according to CEO and expert Eric Sprott, and Japan is in dangerous territory.  Maybe the Federal Reserve will finally have to admit that they don't have the gold in reserve that they say they do, and that they've been covering up for decades!   If that happens, then what do you think will happen to the market?  Whatever happens will make us sit up and realize there is no going back to the way it used to be.  More bank bail ins (gov't confisacting funds from citizens) are highly likely, even here in Canada,   Jupiter and Saturn are trining each other now, but when Jupiter shifts into Leo on July 26th, it will then square Saturn in Scorpio.  The two business planets will no longer be in trine, but in a square.  This could be when things really start to get more dramatic economically.

There will be shifts and change certainly - on a literal, financial and emotional level.  Focus on your own personal life instead, and look at how you're using your power (pluto) or not, and look at where you can make positive changes in your life.

This energy is going to be played out within relationships on a personal level for the most part, as Mars is in the relationship sign of Libra.  Romantic relationships will be key of course, but any kind of relationship comes under fire - love, platonic, business, financial, consultants, health professionals, therapists - you get the idea.

I think these times are forcing people to rely more on faith and trust and turn inside to a more spiritual place.  Really, where else can you go when the external world no longer feels safe?   Neptune has recently entered its home sign of Pisces, and this heralds a shift towards a more spiritual perspective.   New structures and beliefs cannot be built up until the old corrupt ones are ripped down.   This aspect is ripping those old structures down.  

Besides all this, April also happens to be an Eclipse month !.  We have a Total Lunar Eclipse on April 14th, and then a Solar Eclipse on April 28th.   Eclipses are intense, and the lunar eclipse on the 14th is particularly intense as its Total and not Partial.   On the Lunar Eclipse, we also happen to have Mercury come in and conjunct Uranus and trigger that Grand Cross degree.   Eclipses are times of change, of endings and of beginnings, and we almost always hear of notable figures passing away at these times.

To get even more information, lets check out the Fixed Stars. 

ARCTURUS is conjunct the Lunar Eclipse Moon -  is of the nature of Jupiter and Mars.  This symbolizes the daring to strike out and take a new path or to try a new way.  To go in a new whole direction.

ACHERNAR - is conjunct the eclipse Chiron.  It promises happiness and success through integrity, moral and religious fortitude and steadfastness in philosophical beliefs.  It also brings the risk of rapid endings.

There have been more mainstream media reports of UFOs lately, like that one the pilot from the British Airways jet reported  day or so ago.  I wonder if April will be when we hear of more, as Jupiter and Uranus in aspect is classic for these kinds of things, and especially when you factor in the other cardinal planets.  Perhaps there will be some sort of contact.  The above pic is one I found at over at The Vike Factor  and it was taken over Deep Cove in North Vancouver on August 26, 2013 - you can make out the spherical object hovering overhead. 

Check out my post Silver and Gold prices and the Cardinal Grand Cross.

Also check out Uranus square Pluto - the end of the US dollar standard


Thursday, 26 December 2013

Your 2014 Yearly Horoscope

My 2014 Year-long Horoscopes are up and published in Chatelaine magazine!   Click here to read yours!

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Void of Course Moon Table November 2013

Yep, timing is everything!

When the Moon is Void of Course  its a cosmic Time Out.  It kinda feels like you're in 'the twilight zone.' It's Void when the Moon will not make any more aspects to inner planets before it leaves that sign. Technically speaking, its also void when its out of orb of its next applying aspect in that sign. The usual phrase we use for a void moon period is that 'nothing will come of the matter.' Years of beating my head against the wall trying to make things work under this influence has taught this impatient Aries mucho respect for the void.

I've realized its all about intention too. Nothing will come of the matter of the intention, but unintended matters have an element of serendipity to them. If I want to go to the store to buy cat food and the moon is void, naturally the shelf where the catfood is will be empty.   However, whilst I'm in the store I may come upon a fantastic sale on kumquats.  Bonus! I love kumqats and so load up on kumquats, but leave without the necessary catfood.  I once went to return a blouse to the store when the moon was void. I figured what could possibly happen. Well, naturally I lose the receipt on the way to the store and was unable to return it. Intention baby, intention.   So, of course, don't start any big endeavours on a void moon. For heaven's sake don't sign a contract under it, or get your hair done either. Don't enter a contest or buy a lotto ticket at this time as nothing will come of it.   Especially don't go to the dentist. You just never know what you'll end up with if you start something with a void moon. Usually you'll have to do some aspect of the endeavour over again. Major hassle.

One famous astrologer says to mail your taxes in under a void so that nothing will come of it. No! Its actually the opposite. If you want the tax man to 'not see' your return, then if the moon is void your intention will be thwarted. They will see it instead, or it will get lost in the mail and you'll have to re-do it, or who knows what! I find its best to mail them in with good flowing aspects instead.

Because one of the mantras for void moons is 'nothing will come of that matter' some astrologers think that nothing happens under voids. That could not be further from the truth!   It's really that nothing will come of the matter intended. Some things proceed as usual, but there will always be some sort of glitch. Believe me, I hear an awful lot of ambulance and fire engine sirens when its void. People have miscalculated and accidents happen under void moon times.

So what are Void moons good for then? They're great for laughing your head off! It's a fantastic time for a party because it makes everyone lose their inhibitions, as long as you don't mind people being late or things not going to plan. It's a trade off. One girlfriend had a party on a void and the dinner burned, but we didn't care. It was void, so we just laughed it off. It's the perfect time to clean house, do laundry etc.. and also a great time to deliver bad news as the reaction will be minimal (or come to nothing!) .

President Ronald Reagan had this down to a science!  He had a personal astrologer named Joan Quigley.  In the Time Magazine article 'Astrology in the White House '

Chief of Staff Donald Regan elaborated on what it was like having to make adjustments to the President's schedule based on the zodiac.

"Mrs. Reagan passed along her prognostications to me after conferring with [Quigley] on the telephone--she had become such a factor in my work, and in the highest affairs of the nation, that at one point I kept a color-coded calendar on my desk (numerals highlighted in green ink for "good" days, red for "bad" days, yellow for "iffy" days) as an aid to remembering when it was propitious to move the President of the United States from one place to another, or schedule him to speak in public, or commence negotiations with a foreign power."

--Donald Regan, For the Record: From Wall Street to Washington
According to astrologer Estelle Daniels in her book Astrologickal Magick, she noted that Ronald Reagan frequently had his addresses to the nation starting at odd times - like 2:11 pm, or 11:47 am.  These were often the times that the Moon was starting to go Void.  Joan Quigley knew exactly what she was doing,  When the President gave his addresses to the public during these times, especially if he had to deliver bad news, the effects or the fallout would be minimized. People would forget, or he somehow would not be held accountable for any promises he made, or things he failed to do.  No wonder they called him the Teflon President.  Because of his well-timed use of Voids, nothing negative ever stuck!

We usually try to plan our family get-togethers under a Void We always have the best time! It's also a good time to confront a phobia or fear, as even these seem to be less severe under a void influence. I can usually tell when the Moon is void as its when I often find myself starting to clean the house without planning to.

The Moon can also be Void when its out of orb of its next aspect, and they are listed in the table below as well. Many modern astrologers forget this fact.

According to the famous renaissance astrologer William Lilly, the Moon does have some ability to function even when its Void of course in the signs of Cancer, Sag, Pisces and Taurus, as the Moon is in its rulership in the sign of Cancer, is exalted in the sign of Taurus, and is happy in Jupiter's signs of Sag and Pisces. It won't function well in these void signs mind you, but its not as a complete of a disaster as it is when its just plain Void.  

Keep track of all the moon signs and void phases with a Pocket Astrologer Pacific 2014 . I keep one in my purse at all times, so whenever I need to make an appointment with the hairdresser or dentist, I can check immediately and make sure the moon is not void, and see what times are good to do things, and what times are not.  It's user friendly and basically tells you what times are good for what things.

Void Moon Times are  listed in PDT to the 2nd, and in PST from the 3rd onward.

Nov 2  5:47 am - 10:35 am

Nov 3  8:23 pm - Nov 4  12:14 pm

Nov 5  8:48 am - Nov 6  1:44 pm

Nov 7  11:39 pm - Nov 8  3:30 pm

Nov 9  9:57 pm - Nov 10  6:36 pm

Nov 12  6:34 am - 11:39 pm

Nov 14  12:57 pm - Nov 15  6:49 pm

Nov 17  7:16 am  - 4:07 pm

Nov 19  7:59 am - Nov 20 3:23 am

Nov 21  11:11 pm - Nov 22  3:56 pm

Nov 24  0:59 am   - Nov 25  4:11 am

Nov 27  3:44 am - 2:00pm

Nov 29  3:14 pm - 8:03 pm


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Scorpio themes


Those Scorpio actors are really getting a lot of play these days, aren't they?  And shows with Scorpio themes seem to be big now too - vampires, love and obsession.  This is partly due to Saturn's sojourn through Scorpio.  Saturn represent career and work, among other things, so these Scorpio actors are getting a lot more work and responsibility and notoriety.  Saturn does reward us for our hard work, but he does tend to take his time doing it.   There are a couple of actors in particular that have been at the game for a long time, but are only now really getting really noticed. 

 The show Betrayal is one of my new faves -  a show about obsession, jealousy and passion.  All very Scorpionic. And completely addicting to watch.  So, of course I would expect the lead to have some Scorpio in his chart, since he seems to fit the part so well.

Stuart Townsend  - what can I say, the dude is really, really sexy.  Where has he been all this time?  He dated Charlize Theron for 9 years, and they broke up in '09. 


So, I looked up his chart, and of course he has the both Venus and Mars, the sex and love planets, in Scorpio!  Of course he does.  He also has Juno, the relationship asteroid in Scorpio as well, conjunct his Venus and Mars.  This is about as sexy a placement as you can get. He also has Pluto, the co ruler of Scorpio and the planet of obsession in the sign of Libra, which is the sign of relationships.  I would venture to guess that he's also a Scorpio rising, just based on his looks and mannerisms as I watch the show.   He just has 'that look.'   His chart shows that passion and jealousy and obsession are already part of his astrological makeup, and he has likely dealt with these issues in his life, which makes him a perfect fit for this role.   As one very famous astrologer once said, Scorpios don't form relationships, they take hostages!  I see that in his past he has also played a Vampire in Queen of the Damned.  Again, all that Scorpio in him makes him perfect for the role.

The new show Dracula premiered last night, October 25th, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.    He got quite a bit of notoriety when he played King Henry VIII in the Tudors, which is also quite a Scorpionic-themed show.  Lots of jealousy, and plotting and revenge and sex and passion.  Scorpio to the hilt!   Interesing that this new show Dracula debuted as the Sun was in Scorpio.  That should help it in the ratings.

Jonathan has no natal planets in Scorpio, but I'm betting that he's a Scorpio rising.  I get such a strong Scorpio vibe, and he works in those Scorpio-type roles.  It also puts his 3 Leo planets in his career house, which works well.  He's been around for a long time and been in lots of movies, but Saturn on his Ascendant has thrust him into another lead, and he'll likely do very well with it, considering the timing of it all.

Saturn has been in Scorpio since October of 2012, and will leave it in January of 2015.

All Scorpio risings and Scorpios born in late October have had Saturn conjunct their Sun this last year.  You've likely had to deal with more heavier levels of responsibility as a result, very often to do with work and career, although it could be in any area.  My fitness instructor just told me that she was born in late October, and she had just opened her own fitness studio within the last year or two.  Classic Saturn on her Sun....a whole new level of pressure and responsibility! 

Saturn can very often signal a loss of some kind, especially when its in the sign of Scorpio!  It's as if Saturn is saying its time to let go of these attachments and we're forced to grow up and stand on our own two feet.

Scorpios born up to November 12 are going to feel Saturn on them this fall, and then later born Scorpios will feel Saturn next year.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

How to win contests using astrology

Yes!  You actually can win contests using astrology, or at least up the odds in your favour quite a bit.  I know this because......I just won a trip to Maui using astrology!

I hope to be seeing lots of these little guys

And do some horseback riding in the Maui Mountains

Maybe hike through the Iao Valley

 Will definitely not be doing the Road to Hana.  Just looking at it makes me queasy.

Add in lots of beach frolic.  Love, love LOVE to swim in the ocean.

This was a contest that was open to ALL Canadian residents of legal age, and we were allowed to enter everyday for two months. So, I entered at least 20 times, and I used the best astrological times I could find. There were a couple of times that were outstanding, and I had it down to the minute (even seconds) of when to enter on certain days. I also knew to avoid using Void moon times. (check out my post of Void moon phases here  for more info on Voids)

The second part of winning is to see if you have any good transits happening during the time that the draw is made.   You can still win even under less than amazing transits.  I happen to be under a brutal Saturn transit right now, as Saturn is conjunct my IC, opposing my Venus on the MC, and about to square my natal Saturn in the 7th.   Not a fun time.  This is the transit under which my father passed away earlier this year.

However, there were a couple of other transits that made the difference.   Trips to foreign vacation locales are ruled by the 9th house, and I have three 9th house transits.  Jupiter is squaring my natal Mercury in the 9th, and Mars is trining it at the same time.  Mars also rules the 9th.  And the full moon last week was right on my Mars.   I also have Pluto trining my MC almost exactly, and as the MC is our reputation and stature, I'm getting some attention and recognition for this.

I also won a contest in 2007 using electional astology.  It was a radio contest, but you could enter online only one time.  I like online contests as they allow one to enter at a very specific time.  I entered, and won, and ended up with $800.00.  I was very excited! 

If you want an easy way to find good electional times to do just about anything, I highly recommend Chris Brennan's regular column in the Mountain Astrologer magazine.  It's called Auspicious Elections and the magazine comes out bi-monthly.  Electional times means times to elect to do something.  He gives you the days and the times and exactly what the election is best used for.  It is slightly advanced though, in that he uses astro terminology.  For example, he will say that there is an auspicious time for financial matters on Wed shortly after sunrise when Pisces is rising.  So, you have to figure out exactly when Pisces is rising in your location.  You can just use and put up a free chart.  Plunk in a few times for that day and you can see when pisces is rising in your location.

The newest issue is the October/November issue just out.   You can get it at most Whole Foods Markets or specialty newstands.  Here in Vancouver I get it at Chapters/Indigo or McNews.   I used as many of his electional times as I could as well as my own, and between the two of us it worked.   I'm a huge fan of Chris and always listen to his podcasts. 

So, if you want to see whether its worth entering a contest, check out your transits for when the draw is made, as well as the lunations and the eclipses.  Do they aspect your chart?   Lunar Eclipses can affect a chart up to a month in advance.  We have a Lunar Eclipse next month on October 18th at 26 degrees of Aries, which activates my 9th house and is on my Sun and Mercury.   Do you have any planets around 26 Aries?   If so, you're about to be eclipsed and you could get lucky, depending on where Aries falls in your chart!

When you're electing a chart  - to do anything really -  the most important thing is to have a strong Asc ruler.   That, and a strong Moon.  Sometimes those are the only two things that you can get to work in a certain period of time.

Right now the only planet with considerable strength is Jupiter in exaltation in Cancer.  Mars is in Leo, which is better than when he was in detriment in Cancer.  Venus has just left her detriment sign of Scorpio and has just entered Sag, which is a step up.  So, right now I'd try to use either Sag or Pisces rising, and then get the Moon to be in a good aspect applying to Jupiter or Venus or even Mars, and keep Saturn out of the house which you are trying to fortify.  So, if you want a good money chart, then make sure Saturn is not in the 2nd house.  You get the idea.

Electional astrology is quite an art.  I've taken a few courses on it, but I'm still always learning.  It  makes you tear your hair out trying to find just the right time.  Sometimes, there just isn't one.  So, we do the best we can with what we've got.