Mars Opposing Saturn – The Next Break of What Survived

Watch out for the Mars opposition to Saturn today, Saturday April 4. This is the culmination of the Saturn Uranus opposition that was exact on the election day that brought President Obama his spectacular victory and it has been a major stress point for months. Anything that hasn’t buckled under the strain may buckle now. Avoid fights and stay calm no matter what happens. If you have to discuss something that may become confrontational put it off until next week after the middle of the week when there has been plenty of time for the dust to begin to settle. Any argument you have now may get out of control and be the final end of the situation.

I’ve already gotten calls from clients who’ve been laid off and broken off long term relationships and a host of similar major breaks.

Also look for a major earthquake somewhere in the world. This aspect has the makings of a major earthquake.

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. 

Venus Moves Over Last Summer’s Solar Eclipse – Relationship Wipe Out or A Chance to Heal?

Venus Reactivates Last Summer’s Solar Eclipse So Watch Out for Relationship Changes

With Venus at 6 degrees of Aquarius, it is moving to the opposition of the solar eclipse point from last summer.  Many may find that major shifts take place in their significant relationships, and whatever houses are ruled from Venus in their chart.  This will happen over the next couple of days, since last August’s Solar Eclipse was at 9 degrees of Leo.   That eclipse was actually triggered May 26, when Mars transited the eclipse point a couple of months before the actual eclipse happened. If you want to see what its going to do in your life now, look back to that time and recall what happened.  This is always the case in astrology.  We can watch a situation develop over a period of time by watching the planetary movements that influence it.

Venus Begins the Action of the January 26, 2009 Solar Eclipse

Venus may actually trigger the action of the coming solar eclipse on January 26, 2009, which will be at 6 degrees of Aquarius, right where Venus is today.  So if you are aware of where this falls in your chart, observe the reaction you have and notice what relationships seem to be up for review.  This will give you an idea of where its going to impact your life and you should notice the impact starting today.  It may, since Venus is a benific, bring you closer to someone.  Depending on what planet it aspects in your chart, it could also bring a difficult relationship experience, or a decision to rethink or reassess a major relationship.  For instance, if it aspects Saturn in your chart, it may challenge a relationship.  Since transiting Jupiter is also parallel transiting Venus, it may bring a major healing or some exceptional good fortune that may go to the next level of development on the date of the actual eclipse.

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.

Monthly Horoscope for the exciting Sag New Moon – Get on your Travelin’ Shoes

Week of December 1, 2008

Aries – your ruler, Mars, is in free and easy Sag this month which makes you
casual and relaxed.  You may want to travel or look into
more training.  Due to the meaning of the season, you are
also probably giving deeper thought to your purpose and the
meaning of life.  This is the Sag influence, and it is a
perfect time to expand your horizons.  You may be very
fortunate in your career and work sectors now, especially this
month.  Just don’t spend impulsively and you may find your
financial circumstances improve.

Taurus – is serious about stabilizing and
expanding your income, despite the crazy
ups and downs of the economy.  Your
opportunity comes with your ruler,
Venus, charging through the business and
financial sign of Capricorn. Since it is
also the sign of the workaholic,
comfortable Taurus may be working harder
than usual.  This is your fortunate
month, with Jupiter smiling on your
sign, so your work may bring greater
rewards, as long as you don’t overspend
so watch those credit cards and don’t
let family members use them either.

Gemini – is in a travelin’ mood this month but may have to defer
to the wishes of someone in an authority position or a
significant other.  You took a licking and kept on
ticking with true Gemini joi de vivre, but you’ve been under
duress for a while and as far as you’re concerned, it
can stop any time now.  But you are also more
serious than usual and still nursing wounds from early
November.  The times, they are a changin’, to quote
Bob Dylan, and you’ll just have to do the best you can
to weather “the slings and
arrows of outrageous fortune.”

Cancer – is uncharacteristically eager to travel and find new
horizons.  The new Moon is the traveler’s moon, as
far as you’re concerned.  New options for work call
to you and you’re having quite the holiday good times
with co-workers.  A partnership may surprise
you or you may come together with your partner becoming
surprisingly responsible and perhaps even frugal (who
knew?), of which you wholeheartedly approve.  Maybe time  spent with the family in a cabin in the
woods would work now and it would certainly warm
Cancer’s loving heart.

Leo – is having a
great time with all the fiery types around who want to
drag you off to holiday parties and new travel
vistas.  A festive trip with the family and kids or a
new(or renewed) love interest takes the edge off all those
difficult eclipses in August.  What else could have
brought us Sarah Palin? Enjoy
yourself and let go of those overworking ways you
occasionally get caught up in.  Work now is your
greatest area of success and progress so go for the big
promotion but don’t stretch your credit, no matter how
good an idea you think it may be.

Virgo’s – are in quite the traveling mood and for once, you are
ready to throw caution to the wind and leave the details
undone to experience more of life’s mystery and
variety.  Maybe travelers from far away places are
visiting your home.  You know the old saying about
never turning a stranger from your door because it could
be an unrecognized angel.  Well this is the time
for you to pay heed to that old saw.  You got the
stuffin’s knocked out of you around the election and you
are probably still licking your wounds but quiet Virgo
soldiers on and keeps a stiff upper lip.  The
really big silver (or maybe even gold) lining in that
cloud is the great fortunes coming to you from a child,
or a love interest, or even an independent project or
business.  Jupiter, Venus, and the moon join
together to deliver just what you asked Santa for this
Christmas, so keep your attitude positive and keep your
eyes open for a Christmas miracle.

Libra – is in love with exotic places and mysterious people and
cultures from far over the sea with the new Moon in
questing Sag.  Libra is also quite fortunate this
month- if you can just manage not to spend it all on
beauty or art.  Think twice about those
new furnishings and beautiful clothes and
new jewelry you just have to have.  Your credit
could deliver a lethal blow if you let your pleasure and
beauty loving nature get carried away spending for the
good life.  On the other hand, someone quite
serious and powerful is in your corner and throwing a lot of good
fortune to you and your family.

Scorpio – is due for a financial coup and this month you may get just
that.  Someone in the office is opening doors for
your upgrade.  Or you may have to commute to get
the treasure that has your name on it, but don’t
hesitate to take the trip that may change your
life.  If a sibling says he or she has a great
business deal, ask for more details and if it sounds
feasible, buy it.  You may look askance at the
casual, upbeat and ready to party atmosphere of
colleagues, but you’ll be surprised at how much good
fortune is coming your way so just let go of all that
intensity for a few days, and enjoy yourself.

Sag – is dancing on the rim of the world with the new Moon in
your sign.  It’s time to plan a party, maybe with a
multi cultural and exotic theme.  You are in the
driver’s seat, and we know how you love to travel, so
gas up and hit the trail.  Finances could take a
decided upturn if you let a friend or group of friends
open some doors for you.  Its time to finish that
novel or start your new book, as publishing is very
fortunate now.  Don’t let anyone slow you down,
just start that quest you’ve been putting off and at
least start reading about all the travel writers, gurus,
and Tibetan Lamas you’ve found fascinating for so long.

Cappie – is discreetly cutting major deals behind the
scenes, where no one would look.  You might also be
preparing for a new career coup or a marriage for which you’ve
been hoping.  In any case, your finances and
rep are improving in your understated black tie affair
way.  You may be able to sneak away with friends to
a secluded place and have more fun than you’ve had in
years.  Partly because you’ve found out how much of
a raise you’re getting.  Just don’t overspend or
overdo it.

Aquarius may be smarting from the knowledge that you are the one to deliver the mixed news of big changes in the wind and the world.  But
it had to be done and Aquarius is just individualistic
enough to do it.  Others are still reeling, but you may still
be able to have some fun with friends with the new Moon in
Sag in your friendship and group sector.  Some
major players behind the scenes are bringing you
exceptionally fortunate changes and being alone or alone
with loved ones is heavenly so just do your Aquarian
thing and don’t look back.

Pisces is the bearer of the
really good news this week, and a friendship may bring
you a great cornucopia of blessings in finances and
property – just don’t break the bank when it comes
to those credit cards.  A good friend or love
interest may prove to be more financially savvy than you
thought and their advice or the doors they open for you
may be a pleasant surprise.  Funding may come to you from
somewhere very solid.  Settlements and
inheritances, and even a financial partner may bring
your heart’s desire.

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.

Lunar Eclpse Afterglow – How Long Does the Energy Continue?

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