Moon Opposes Saturn – Just When You Thought it was Safe to Come Out Again

When the Moon opposes Saturn this morning and parallels Uranus, you could see someone’s temper take off like a heat-seeking missile and it may even be yours. Remember the old Irish joke, “Is this a personal fight or can anybody jump in?”  That may be what the whole day is like.

Keep your bright ideas and your thoughts (should you decide to let someone know “what I really think”) to yourself just now and don’t take it personally.  All the cliches may apply so just stay out of conversations of any kind that could involve you in a confrontation.  Also when it comes to your relationship you may just want to go into your bedroom and pull the covers up over your head until this weekend, and that may not be long enough.  But if someone wants to argue have the presence of mind to suggest a time next week when it would be better.

Issues that have been coming to a head over the last few months or weeks will pop like a helium balloon stuck by a hat pin.

The time for major psyche explosions will continue at least until the Moon joins Uranus shortly after midnight tonight.  After that things may settle down but caution for a day or two is still advised.

There may also be an aftershock or some significant earthquake activity, in the world as well as in relationships.

The good news is that you get to watch the planets do their shaker – boomer thing.  Its sort of like thunder and lightning only in your life instead of the sky.  The good news, (and that may be optimistic), is that  if you’re lucky, it may actually help you reactivate a project that was stuck and get it going again.   But you will have cleared the deadwood out of your life – and then some.

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Moon Transit over Saturn Corresponds with More Earthquake Activity

At 12:33am EST, just a short time after the Moon transited Saturn, an earthquake in the Kuril Islands registered 7.0 on the Richter scale, according to the information at the U. S. Geological Survey web site, which records places, times, and magnitudes of earthquakes.   It also corresponded with severe aftershocks at the major quake in Italy.

It is important to remember that when there are earthquakes on earth, there are often earthquakes in people’s lives and dramatic events in the world.   It is best to remain calm and peaceful during this type of aspect and not to contribute to the chaos by getting upset. It is also a time when we may be more likely to get upset and cause ourselves further problems and expand difficulties.  The value of astrology is in knowing that planetary events may be making shifts in our world and to just stay calm and focused and if a situation arises that needs our attention, to handle it calmly or give it a rest until the roller coaster energy clears and then go back and pick up the thread again.

Mars Opposing Saturn Creates Conditions for Earthquake in Italy

At the end of my previous post on April 4, 2009, I mentioned that the Mars Saturn opposition created conditions that may bring a major earthquake.  Since my post, a major quake rocked Italy at 6.3 magnitude earlier today causing considerable destruction and some loss of life.  It was one of three major quakes that were registered by the U. S. Geological Survey site since my post.   There were two others so far, one in the Philippines at 6.3 and one in Kyushu, Japan, at 6.0 magnitude. There may be more earthquake activity tonight at around 11PM EST as the Moon passes over Saturn and re-stimulates the energy of the opposition, but the climate is not as potent as during the actual opposition.

4 Earthquakes have Occured at 6 or Greater Magnitude since December 18

In my previous blog, I expressed a concern about major earthquakes due to the planetary activity and the position of the Moon.  While there have been four earthquakes of a magnitude of 6.0 or greater, according to the  U.S. Geological Survey, fortunately none of them have been in a populated area.  The two on December 18 were located off the coast of Valparaiso, Chile at magnitude 6.2 and 6.0.  The other two were off the coast of Honshu, Japan, on December 20 at a magnitude 6.5 and on December 21 at a magnitude 6.0.   While the planetary activity that indicates a possible major earthquake (which all of those were) continues, we may see much more of this activity over the next few weeks.  Particularly when Mars joins Pluto in the earth sign Capricorn.  The continuing opposition of Saturn and Uranus creates an ongoing potential for major earthquake activity that can be triggered by other activity of the smaller, faster moving planets.  Hopefully it will continue to remain off shore and away from major populated areas.

Astrological Earthquake – Mars’ Transit Opposing the Full Moon as a Possible Trigger

Earthquake Planetary Line Up

When Mars moves to oppose the Gemini full Moon over the next three days, it may trigger an earthquake.  This is only one of the factors setting up for a potential quake.  The Saturn Uranus contraparallel, the position of the moon at the time of its fullness, and a few other things that would only interest a hard core astrologer, may all play a role.  But the transit of Mars over the sensitive point, may set off a major earthquake.  In the past similar planetary line ups have resulted in a quake.  Because the Gemini full Moon was the closest to the earth that it has been in 15 years, it may mean a stronger quake.  There have already been three quakes today at greater than 5. on the Richter scale according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but none of them did much damage.  Hopefully it will stop with that, but several others besides myself recognize the possibility of a major quake.  As an astrologer it is all part of years of planetary research.

Earthquakes in the Land Mean Earthquakes in Our Lives

This same planetary line up may also mean we are about to experience a major shift in our lives and our world.  Our individual worlds are changing as many are losing jobs and homes, and families are having to restrict their spending.  Relationships that may lead to marriage may be put on hold, as well as starting a family, due to the financial uncertainties.  The world may be giving birth to a different kind of value system. Our economy is in serious fluctuation and we could soon see another new direction.  Uranus in Pisces is leading us to a new direction and away from the old rules and structures and potentially into a more fluid, creative and inspired time,  but there is a caution not to be taken in with illusions like the financial fraud seen on Wall Street, and other sorts of cons and delusions that may present themselves. 

The Gemini Full Moon Delivers the Coup de Grace to the Uranus Saturn Opposition

The Gemini Full Moon

This is the Full Moon in December and it was known to the Native Americans as the Full Long Night’s Moon and to the Celts as the Elder Moon.  Today’s Long Night’s  Moon, so close to the winter solstice, may deliver the coup de grâce in the major shift that is playing out in the world. It will deliver another fatal blow to the Uranus/Saturn opposition that was exact on November 4 and has laid the groundwork to reshape the world as we’ve known it.

Mercury Joins Pluto in Capricorn

Mercury joins Pluto as it moves into 0 degrees of Capricorn, adds extra punch and makes a potent planetary line up, and Pluto is about pure power.  This degree is much more potent since it is the very beginning of the sign, so the transformation can be quite explosive.  It settles down as the planet goes further into the sign.

Earthquakes are Possible along with Major World Events, and Events in Lives

This line up creates a great potential for earthquakes in the world, in current events, in our own lives and the lives of those around us. With the Full Moon making a difficult aspect to Saturn and Uranus as they oppose each other, (and while they are no longer in an exact opposition, they are still contraparallel, which is simular to an opposition) and Mercury joining Pluto at 0 degree, and the Moon’s position, the likelihood of a major earthquake somewhere in the world is very strong.

We will see it reflected in world events and in our lives, as well.  Whatever aspect of the past is moving out of our lives, it will get another crowning blow and ties may be broken as we leave old situations behind and strike out for a fresher, newer world. The Uranian aspect of this represents revolution pitted against the structure of Saturn in Virgo.

Barack Obama’s Presidency Represents the Saturn Uranus Opposition in the Presidential Election

Barack Obama was the first man of mixed race elected to the presidency on the day that Saturn and Uranus were in exact opposition. This really is the start of a new world, and the economic difficulties are not merely a recession or depression from which the country will recover, it is the beginning of a new society with new values and a new approach to finances. Before this is over, and it will take years to play out, we may find our currency has an entirely different basis.

A Quantum Leap into the Future

Whether we leave behind relationships that have lost their meaning for us, jobs that are empty traps, or outworn approaches that no longer bring us any fulfillment, this aspect will take us, individually and collectively, to the next level in an unfolding karma.

How the Eclipse and Neptune Will Influence the VP Candidates Debate

Sarah Palin’s Debate Debut: Neptune’s Film Star Glamour Factor or Oh, Those Sexy Librarian Glasses

I watched the news last night and after seeing all the promos on television about the debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. I have seldom seen this much anticipation for a television event and never for anything that involved politics.
With Neptune on her Sun, Mars, and Saturn and Biden’s South Node, it brings the film star glamour to the debates. For sheer coverage, they rival the Super bowl promos and I fully expect to see ads running with hot wing recipe suggestions for the big event. I won’t be surprised if there are even some multi-million-dollar quickly made ads to run during the commercials and I’m sure Saturday Night Live’s Tina Fey is already sharpening her impression. I’m guessing the debate will make a few more comedians famous this weekend. The comedy material will no doubt buy several new homes with the revenue from jokes, which given the current economic climate,will definitely make them part of the wealthy class.

How the Eclipse and Neptune helped Sarah Palin Find Fame and Fortune

I admit I am usually a democrat but this year if the Republican candidate was stronger I would have considered it. Thankfully, for reasons of simplicity, the republican’s candidates are not serious considerations for me due to their positions, so it won’t be a problem. It’s not that I don’t like Obama, and I absolutely love Michelle, but I think Obama is a little green (inexperienced), or I did until Sarah Palin entered the race. It gives me a new appreciation of just how relative perspective can be.

With democratic Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s reputation for being an experienced and savvy debater it puts VP republican candidate Sarah Palin’s at an obvious disadvantage. Since she was thrown in the ring at the last minute by McCain, seemingly on a whim, it is working against her both in my opinion and in the polls. This could be a bloodbath that calls to mind Rome’s past entertainment practice of throwing the Christians to the lions, except that both parties are Christian and for that matter, both lions.

Palin may look even more like a deer (or moose) in the headlights than she has in the Katy Couric interviews, if that’s possible. The question of how could she have gotten herself into all this, especially with all the problems she’s having back in Alaska, comes when we take a look at what the last eclipse and Neptune are doing in her chart.

There is a reason ancient wisdom was terrified of eclipses, and her life may be one of the best examples we’ve had for a while. I am not saying I feel sorry for her, but even I can identify to the level of overnight expectations that she blasted into when McCain threw her into the fray.

Neptune Joins Palin’s Sun, Mars, and Saturn

The problem with Neptune is that you can’t tell what is illusion and what is reality and the eclipse happened almost exactly on Sarah Palin’s Sun in her seventh house. Even a die-hard democrat like me can see that there are forces are at work in her life that have propelled her into this situation.

Palin’s Birth Chart and Her Odds During the Debate

Sarah Palin’s birthday is reported to be February 11, 1964, at 4:40 p.m. in Sandhill, Idaho. The time supposedly came directly from her. Her Aquarian sun, Mars, and Saturn close together make her a formidable and aggressive opponent, but with Neptune on them, an effective attack is unlikely, although charm may come more easily, since Neptune will tend to confuse the issue. When she debates Biden, she will have her hands full keeping things straight. She has been toughened up by the interviews with Katy Couric, but even so, she was thrown into the whirlwind very fast and has not yet appeared to get her bearings.

The Advantage to Palin from the Retrograde Mercury

Retrograde Mercury may work for her as it is making an excellent aspect to her Sun. Her style is to be comfortable and folksy and take a conservative position and here it may all come back on her and she may just look hopelessly lost, and to fight that, she may turn to a personal attack strategy. She may use her down home charm to talk to her voters and bring her basic conservative value system to those who share it. Like most Aquarians, she marches to her own drummer and can’t figure out why everyone thinks she’s odd. She can be dogmatic and at the same time, inconsistent in her dogma. Since her planets sit on Biden’s South Node, she may hit below the belt in her attacks and use her feminine charm to position herself so he will appear vicious if he attacks her. But her odds of hitting him where it hurts are pretty high, especially considering her weak position.

Her sun is receiving the rays of Neptune, a whimsical planet that can make you feel like the most wonderful fortune has come to you and almost immediately show you how fast that can turn to nothing in your hands. When the eclipse changed her life, it threw her into the public eye and a foreign relations venue, ready or not. It also is bringing her scandals and confusion and at the same time, making her a subject of fascination and alternately ridicule in the eyes of the public. If she isn’t careful, it can involve her in Washington deceptions and bring on depression and a sense of unreality where she may find herself daydreaming and having trouble focusing. But it also accounts for her movie star mannerisms and film star popularity.

Joe Biden – Tonight’s Moon Position Gives Him the Advantage in the Debates

Joe Biden’s birthday is Nov 20, 1942, at 8:30 a.m. in Scranton, PA. Since the Moon is in Biden’s sun sign of Scorpio, he will have the advantage in the debate tonight. He appears to be all charm and an easy talker, but with the Sun, Venus, and Mercury in Scorpio in the 12th house, below the charm, is a shrewd person who is more astute and far more hidden than he appears. He may very well suffer from his association with Sarah Palin. With her aggressive planets on his South Node, he may find himself in a difficult situation. The South Node is considered in Western astrology, an unfortunate area in everyone’s chart, and a point of loss. The Hindu astrologers consider it the point of true spiritual evolution, so it may advance him in more subtle ways. Biden, with three planets in Scorpio in the 12th house is deadly serious but appears pleasant and laid back. He is an excellent researcher and keeps a lot of private information that others give him. If I have the correct time for them both, he will dominate her naturally, effortlessly. But she may cause him serious problems and major headaches. His debate style is a take-it-to-the-wall approach. Hers will be more charming and she will make a more personal appeal, as her Mercury is with her Moon in early Aquarius and makes an excellent aspect to her Venus in Aries. Marilyn Monroe also had Venus in Aries and both women can turn up the heat on their sex appeal if they want to.

Mercury Retrograde and it’s Influence on What the Pundits are Saying

The pundits are saying that Biden has to use great care not to appear aggressive with Palin and not to appear to attack. She on the other hand, supposedly will sound great if she says anything intelligent at all, since she’s had difficulty getting her bearings and sounding confidant in her interviews. With the current Mercury retrograde there will probably be confusion and disagreement on who wins the debate. Since its in Libra there will probably be a lot of discussion about what is fair and each candidate may try to appear well behaved. Later there will probably be great disagreement about how the debate went or who gained and lost ground. The first George W. Bush election took place during a Mercury retrograde. We are still paying for it and still trying to sort out the confusion. Many people in the country still believe the election was stolen and there may be again a lot of confusion and passionate disagreement about what really was accomplished.

The Full Moon in Pisces Joins Uranus Delivering Hurricane Ike, Gas and Oil Problems

How have you weathered these last few days?  I know I could feel the hurricane hit the Texas coast all the way up in my home in East Lansing, Michigan, and I felt for all the people going through it.  Of course, driving around town and watching lines of panicked drivers at the gas stations made me wonder if this is a panic that could go farther somehow, and deeper into society.   I came inside and looked at the exact time of the Full Moon.  The close proximity of the planet Uranus in Pisces, (ruler of water, gas, and oil, among other things), had a great influence on the events of the last few days.  The moon will join Uranus around 1:09a.m. EDT and it will be full after 5 a.m. EDT, so it will go over Uranus as it is going to fullness, making the impact considerable.  This has a great influence on the high emotions everyone has had in the past few days, since Pisces is also the planet that often indicates anxiety and can be quite fearful, but can also be very magnetic and charismatic.

Since this week there has also been a parallel (like a conjunction) of Venus, Mars, and Uranus, emotions from love connections have been running high anyway.  And we know that our subconscious association of emotions with water (writers and psychologists like symbolist Carl Jung have brought this to our consciousness) so we know there have been many love trials and romantic notions that may have been grounded in reality or just disappeared in a glamour like the mist.  All this comes with the Pisces influence.  The tsunami-like nature of Hurricane Ike with its span of 600 miles, has brought forth a catharsis for many people tracking it, as well as people who are dealing with the aftermath of its wake.

In our own lives, it is important to use this understanding of the energy to help us keep our perspective and remember that there will be an end in sight.  We may also help others understand so they don’t lose themselves in their emotional ups and downs.

Venus Mars and Uranus – Strange Happenings in the Crazy Love Theme Park

Venus, Mars, and Uranus all Together – You are Now Entering the Crazy Love Theme Park

If you are in love this week, you could find yourself in unusual circumstances, doing something unusual with someone even more unusual.  You may feel like a visitor to the crazy love theme park where all the relationships are like the whirling Mad Teacup ride at Disney World.  Or you could be on the Stratosphere Insanity ride in Las Vegas, but I’m sure you know what I mean.  If you’ve noticed yourself being strangely drawn to a strange relationship or a stranger person (even if they are just a strange choice for you), strange relationship events or someone strange who suddenly wants to get to know you better, it is good to be aware that unexpected events may pop up like Susan Palin in the democratic party’s campaign strategy.

The Good News

At its best, you may be able to renew your feelings for someone with a new approach, just be warned that this is a highly quirky aspect.  Someone may suddenly seem like the love you have dreamed of, only to jump out of your life in a few weeks as fast as they appeared on the scene.  So caution is advised.

Inspiration for Artists

Actually, it may work out for you if you are a person who values individuality more than anything else.  It might also work if you are an artist or an artistic type.  In fact, for artists, this may be the best aspect for doing art work, whether you draw, paint, sculpt, or write music or plays, or just any sort of art.  Let the unusual energies of highest individuality inspire you to new and greater heights.

A Trip through the Crazy Love Theme Park

If you find yourself itching to try a threesome with your partner, even though you know you’ll be taking your life in your hands when you suggest it to them, or if you find it intriguing to start a relationship like the one between Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie in the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith, it is probably the result of this planetary line up. If you find that you suddenly develop a wild, almost compulsive craving to connect sexually with someone and don’t even care if they think you’re a stalker, this is probably due to the current Uranus aspect to Mars and Venus. Since the involvement with Uranus is not obvious, it may not be immediately apparent, even to some astrologers.

What Goes Up Often Comes Down

Just remember, what goes up must come down, and this one could come down with a stupendous crash.  It may not crash because of your new love interest, but because of their significant other that you were never told about (and who was never told about you) and who has all the personality and charm of Linda Blair in the Exorcist.  This is what I mean by unexpected.  You could find yourself wildly attracted to the most unlikely person, someone you would normally never even consider.  This should be your first clue that you are now entering the “crazy love” theme park.  It may influence other parts of your life, and it will depend on where in your chart these signs and planets are located, but if you recognize yourself, you are definitely feeling the influence of these planets.

Liberating the Hidden Side of Your Love Nature

The good news is that it may liberate a part of you that has been yearning for expression.  Maybe you’ve wanted to open up to an exciting new direction in your life, or develop and play out more fantasies in your relationships (naughty school girl and foreign businessman or hot business women with construction worker), this may inspire you to share it with your honey.  Or maybe you need to discuss some changes with your partner – like developing a better social circle – or getting to know some new people.  This may give you a push in that direction, just remember you have to live with yourself later and a reputation for being as unpredictable as Chucky (in the horror movie Bride of Chucky) may not take you to the new social circles you have in mind.

A Constructive Option is There is You Need It

For some at least, it won’t last long, maybe through next week, but it is most intense this week.  The way to work with the actual astrology is to contact an astrologer for a constructive approach.  There are always constructive ways to work with any aspect, no matter how difficult.  Astrology is all about finding the best way to grow through the different challenges in your life.  That’s how you develop depth and wisdom which will enrich your life and enrich the lives of those to whom you are close and it may also just make you a more developed and fascinating person along the way.

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