Weekly Forecast: Sexual Healing

(Astrology Explored)–Astrology for the Week of August 27 to September 2

Mars and Venus in the relationship oriented sign of Libra spends the week in friendly energetic connection (trine) to Neptune and Chiron. Neptune, the ruler of the oceans, also rules our spiritual connection to the Cosmos. Wrapped up in our spiritual connection is “all that came before”, that which makes up and sums up our soul. Included in “all the came before” are the dings and dents in our spiritual armor, our missteps, misdeeds and hurts from the past. Chiron sitting here in trine Mars and Venus signals the opportunity to recognize and mend those old wounds. With Mars and Venus involved for some of us this may involve as Marvin Gaye sings sexual healing. Hmmm.

Aries—Caught between a desire to play and the things you need to do to keep a relationship going, let’s just say you are a little bit stressed this week. It doesn’t help that you have a revelatory moment about the one that got away that doesn’t particularly cast you in the best light. Hindsight is always 20-20, isn’t it?

Taurus—Bright ideas will have to wait until Mercury goes direct in a couple weeks to implement. During this time you should review your plans and gather information. You might find that planning a thing is much more fun than bringing it to fruition.

Gemini-Though you are feeling the need to get something accomplished botched communications puts a dent in your plans. This is a time to socialize rather than push forward on career matters anyway, so go ahead. Party!

Cancer-A lot is coming at you right now, Cancer. The Crab does poorly when overwhelmed, so I will not be surprised when you have your meltdown. The other people you know will, and still expect you to do what they want you to do. Grab a box of hankies and keep a stiff upper lip, though your lower lip may pout a bit.

Leo—You may find yourself on the telephone a little more than usual, wheeling and dealing. Be warned, however. Make sure that you read all contracts thoroughly, cross those t’s and dot those i’s. Make some extra room for delays in deliveries in your schedule.

Virgo—Emotional issues seem to have two sides and both of them wrong! Lucky for you that you have a healthy support system with friends ready to rush at your side if need be. This is a good time to ask for favors from authority figures.

Libra—Flashes of insight help you with a painful issue. This may be the time when you can put to rest a nagging health issue, if you are willing to try an unusual approach. Be extra careful of your feet to avoid a painful injury.

Scorpio—the Scorpion enjoys a good spy story, especially if you are the hero or heroine of the show. Well you can scope out that hottie that has caught your eye, but don’t be surprised if he or she not only catches you looking, but are caught looking you at you too!

Sagittarius—Your escapades have started the gossips talking again, Sagittarius. Don’t worry, that’s just jealousy on their part. The people that matter are the ones that support you and you have a ton of those people! Love is in the air.

Capricorn—the Sun entering the supportive sign of Virgo helps you to analyze your situation to get to the heart of the matter. Listen to your head and not your heart, which is of two minds. And two heads are definitely not better than one.

Aquarius—Though you continue with money and love luck this week, you might find that the price of your desires is to honestly examine your own motivations. The truth hurts, but hiding from the truth hurts even more.

Pisces—Another person is trying to make you and that person “a couple”, something you aren’t sure you want at all. The truth is, is that this person has far too many things to tell you about what you should be doing for your own comfort. Backpedaling over old issues fails to help.

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Sports Astrology: Johnny Damon–On The Road Again?

Johnny Damon

(Astrology Explored) Left fielder Johnny Damon has played through three teams in the past decade. Yesterday, his current team the Tigers placed waivers on Damon’s contract. And surprise(!):

2:28 PM The Red Sox claimed Johnny Damon off waivers from the Tigers, tweets SI’s Jon Heyman. The next question is whether the Tigers will work out a trade with the Sox, dump Damon on them for nothing, or pull him back. Damon can veto a trade to the Red Sox. Of Damon’s $8MM salary, about $1.8MM remains. Heyman opined earlier today that he believes the Tigers would let Damon go if a deal cannot be worked out.

Does this mean that Damon is on the road again?

What can astrology tell us about the situation?

We don’t have Damon’s birth time so we can not use the Moon or house positions. But in looking at his chart a couple of key transits are hitting important themes in his chart ultimately pointing to the outcome of this latest development in his career.

Damon’s Sun in the sign of Scorpio, which is ruled by the planet of transformation, Pluto. Pluto in his chart is in challenge aspect to the planet of his value system and earning ability and square his Saturn.

That Saturn is the apex of a Yod, called the Finger of God, with Neptune, the planet of higher values and Jupiter, the planet of social justice as the base.

As a thumbnail commentary, this is an individual, by virtue the Yod who captures the attention of the public. His role within the teams he plays is always larger than life, larger than the man himself. Saturn here has him feeling that his performance is instrumental in the success or failure of the team for which he plays. As such, he expects to be rewarded financially for his performance according to his perception of how much he affects the success of the team.

Saturn in the sky right now has moved onto to his powerful Pluto. His current team, the Tigers, feel like they can’t afford to keep paying his salary. With Venus opposing Damon’s Chiron, Tiger’s management believes that Damon’s previous injuries have affected his playing ability. At 36, Damon is past his prime as a MBA player and it is no secret that Detroit is now pursuing a strategy of signing on younger players.

Meanwhile transiting Pluto is sitting on his Venus which opposes his Saturn, signaling a transformation in his earning ability.

Looking at these transits, it looks like Damon isn’t going back to Boston, but he isn’t going to be playing for the Tigers either. His retirement will be short lived. When Venus swing over his Sun in December 2010 he will be considering offers by other teams. He just might find the permanent home he is looking for with the Washington Nationals. Johnny will be on the road again, but Pluto is taking him on a different path.

Update: January 21, 2011–Johnny Damon signed with the Tampa Bay Rays for a contract worth $5.25 million dollars with $750,000 in attendance bonuses which I guess makes him the six million dollar man.

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Weekly Forecast–Spring Cleaning For The Soul

(Astrology Explored)–Astrology for the week of Aug. 20, through Aug. 26

This week Mercury goes retrograde, that period when it appears to be traveling backward in its orbit. When Mercury is in this state, there are usually a whole bunch of problems involving any sort of communication. The usual injunctions are “don’t sign, don’t buy” though considering the current state of the economy not much of that is happening anyway. Things break down. Repairs are lengthy and expensive. Children cry. The sky falls. Dogs and cats play together. It gets ugly.

On the other hand, Mercury retrograde can be an especially productive time for those long overdue cleaning projects, the attic, the garage, the basement. You can finally clean up that mess in your home office and clean closets and cupboards. Overdue writing projects can be completed. You can finish what you started. Doing that you feel oh so much better about yourself.

Think of it as “fall cleaning” for the soul. It’s better than a retreat to an ashram, I tell ‘ya.

Happy Mercury retrograde

Aries – Change is difficult, Ram, especially since these changes are forcing you to pay attention to the needs of others. This is not the right time to demand anything from anyone, especially a love interest that tickles your fancy.

Taurus – The week has you taking care of practical concerns nicely, though you may have to check the details a few times to make sure everyone stays on track. Make sure alternate plans are in place.

Gemini – You may feel like life right now is like a land mine field. Everything keeps blowing up around you. Duck for cover, and lay low. There isn’t much you can add to the discussion.

Cancer – A young person or business associate is trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Please don’t make the mistake of believing everything you hear, especially the stuff that sounds especially good.

Leo – You are feeling quite stressed and this is taking a toll on your health. For your own good get that physical scheduled, and make sure your doctor checks you from head to toe. And get some rest too!

Virgo – Mercury in your sign starts a three week long period of appearing to travel back ward in its orbit. You may not see issues clearly, or there may be frequent miscommunications. Don’t take it personally and don’t make the mistake of blaming other people. Its just how the Universe is working these days.

Libra – Recently you’ve gotten past the point of being swept off your feet and actually have made a decision on who to love. Now Mars and Venus is treating you to some richly deserved and heady romance. Enjoy it while it lasts. Otherwise don’t overextend yourself financially. That would be a disaster.

Scorpio — As stressed as you are you manage to keep relationships on a even keel, that is until the beginning of the week, when the moon in Aquarius triggers erratic behavior on the part of someone close. Keep a lid on things Scorp, since not everyone shares your “buttoned down” view of the world, and they are not likely to dance to your drum beat.

Sagittarius – Venus and Mars in the relationship oriented sign of Libra snuggles up closer to your inner essence, giving rise to all manner of thoughts of romantic adventures. Don’t be surprised however, when the object of your affections takes things a little more seriously than you. There will be more than one Archer roped in to a life a domestic bliss this week!

Capricorn – Up to now you haven’t been able to see the forest for the trees. Midweek, however, you can a powerful ally whose keen analytical insight gives you good information to makes key decisions.

Aquarius – Lady Luck shines on you in matters of love and money. You have an innate sense of how to steer relationships to profit everyone. Don’t let naysayers put a damper on your plans. You know how to make diverse elements work together.

Pisces – Though normally on target with intuitive impressions, this week you shoot a bit off the mark. I’d say don’t take chances on love or money, but in your case, you aren’t even sure where to start. Wait out the current situation until you are more clear as to what to do. Don’t take criticism to heart.

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