The Astrology of Eclipses–Polarizing!

Astro*Carto*Graphy Map June 1 Eclipse

Astro*Carto*Graphy Map June 1 Eclipse

Saturn on the ascendant, and new moon solar eclipse happening the eighth house. And that Saturn is opposite the planet that has been hammering away at structures, Uranus. Can the symbolism be any more loaded?

Saturn is the planet of structure, the establishment, and represents the elderly. The eighth house is the place of taxes, insurances and other people’s resources.

Republicans especially has been trying to convince the Democrats and the White House that rising Social Security and Medicare costs are responsible for budget deficits and our current economic problems. Richard G. Viguerie of the Washington Examiner says:

The entire GOP, — from Congress, the party apparatus, governors, etc. — haven’t done enough, however, to educate the American people about the seriousness of the link between entitlement reform and our country’s economic problems. Continue reading

The Astrology of Luck: The Transiting Part of Fortune

Your Luck Will Change(Astrology Explored) Today the part of fortune in Leo is in line with my moon. What does this mean?

Not exactly a reader question, but this was a very long search string my site stats. It actually is a very good question.

The Part (or Lot) of Fortune is the one lot of all the Arabic parts that have survived into modern astrology. Lots were used since ancient times for predictive work long before secondary progressions became popular. There are said to be upward to 97 separate lots governing aspects of life from birth to death.

Lots are calculated with specific formulae taking the position of one of the angles, adding the position of one planet and subtracting another. The result is a sensitive part of the chart relating to the question at hand. However, in ancient astrology these positions were static on the chart, waiting a transit to activate them. Using transiting lots just wasn’t done! Imagine trying to calculate the position of a lot as the position of the angles shift every 4 minutes! However, advent modern computers and this is now possible. Actually, most modern programs calculate the Part of Fortune just as a matter of course, though I have yet to see documentation using this lot as a transit. This of course, prompted me to look at this on my own.

The Part of Fortune is an especially juicy lot as it shows just where you tend to have luck in your chart, acting in some ways as a second Jupiter position. As a transit it is almost faster than a speeding bullet. Even using very wide orbs, its effect lasts no more than two hours, so if you want to use it, you should plan for it and be quick about using it.

Here is an example from my own life. Working at one New Age Fair, the transiting Part of Fortune was moving over my Venus. For those that don’t know, Venus rules the acquisition of money. Before the lot came into orb I had no clients. As the part moved within orb and for the next two hours, business was brisk and I actually earned more than I usually do for one of these fairs. When the part moved out of orb, business dropped off again.

This is the sort of thing that might explain a sudden streak of hot luck in gambling that eventually runs cold.

For those out there who like to go to the casinos you might want to check out when the Part of Fortune transits Venus or the second house and play during that time to see what happens. You just might get lucky. Or you might not. This is obviously one area where I need to do a little more personal research.

So to get back to the original question about the Part of Fortune conjuncting the Leo Moon, well, darhling, you just know that for those two hour all eyes will be on you. If you’ve applied for home loan, you will hear some good news, or if you are trying to get pregnant this would be the time to get busy. Or maybe you’ll find some especially good bargains for the home during a shopping trip or you’ll go to a beauty parlor and be happy with the results. It is important to keep in mind that quick moving transits rarely have life changing events attached to them. So don’t get too excited when the transiting Part of Fortune moves over one of the planets of your chart. But don’t be surprised if something good happens either.

Photo published under a Creative Commons License from user caseywest as posted on Flickr.

Astrology and Celebrity: Kim Kardashian’s Big Life

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

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Khloe Kardashian tweeted:

“I can’t believe I was able to keep this a secret but now I can scream all I want about it! Kim is engaged!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!

The 20.5, get it, 20.5 carat diamond ring from her fiance basketball player Kris Humphries, punctuates the larger than life, reality show persona of a woman who is famous for . . . being famous.

The daughter of one of the lawyers in O. J. Simpson’s murder trial, and the step daughter of Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, Kardashian is s most known for her part in the reality program, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” which aired in 2007. . and the sex tape. In February 2007, a pornographic home video she made with singer Ray J was leaked. Kardashian sued Vivid Entertainment for ownership of the tape. In late April 2007, Kardashian dropped the suit and settled with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million.

Since that time Kim and her family have ventured into retail, fashion and fragrance design and reality show spin-offs of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. Continue reading

The Astrology of Disasters: Tornadoes and Mundane Astrology

United States Map for May 22, 2011

Tornado Alley defined by the planets

(Astrology Explored) For an area of the United States that is known as tornado alley, the fierceness of May 22nd’s tornado shocked the residents of Joplin Missouri. Even with a 20 minute warning over a hundred people died. This twister ripped a path of destruction 1 mile wide, leaving the regional hospital in tatters.

In mundane astrology, the astrology of places and events, astrologers attempt to pinpoint the location and source of likely problems. We know that certain regions of this country are likely to suffer from weather problems such as mudslides and wildfires in California, severe winter storms in the Northeast. “When”, “where”, and “how severe” are important questions that occupy a mundane astrologer.

If we look at an Astro*Carto*Graphy map of the United States, for May 22, 2011, set for our nation’s capital we see that most of the area that is called Tornado Alley, is bounded by Neptune on the right and Mercury on the left. Thus the elements of a tornado, water (Neptune in Pisces) and air (Mercury which is ruled by air sign Gemini) bound either side of this sensitive area. If you look at the chart of NOAA chart of the United States, you will see that the vast majority of the tornados that occurred on this date are within those boundaries. Continue reading

Astrology and Prophecy: Preacher Says World to End–Astrologer Disagrees

Judgment DayApparently this astrologer has failed to schedule in an important event in my daytimer. According to minister Harold Camping judgement day is arriving this coming Saturday. Here is the pitch:

On Judgment Day, May 21st, 2011, this 5-month period of horrible torment will begin for all the inhabitants of the earth. It will be on May 21st that God will raise up all the dead that have ever died from their graves. Earthquakes will ravage the whole world as the earth will no longer conceal its dead (Isaiah 26:21). People who died as saved individuals will experience the resurrection of their bodies and immediately leave this world to forever be with the Lord. Those who died unsaved will be raised up as well, but only to have their lifeless bodies scattered about the face of all the earth. Death will be everywhere.

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Weekly Astrology Forecast: The Band-Aide for Your Doldrums

Weekly ForecastAstrology for the Week of May 13 to May 19

Aries—The show is over Aries. All that pressure that you’ve been feeling for the past month has eased off. Now, use that last bit of Aries energy infusing the planet of luck, Jupiter, and make good use of it. Off you go, make things happen!

Taurus—Don’t let the feel that luck is turning against you put you off your game. Plenty of stuff is happening and the obstacles are minor. You’ll see that once you start working on your projects.

Gemini—You can calm down now. Really. You’ve been spinning like a top on steroids lately, so no wonder you feel a little off center. Get yourself some rest already!

Cancer—You’ve wanted an opportunity to make things happen. Well this week you can. Things can fall into place money and relationship wise, but only if you make the first move.

Leo—You’ve been feeling lately like Sisiphus pushing that rock up the mountain. This week, though that feeling hasn’t worn off, at least you can actually get to top. Push!

Virgo—As Mars, Mercury and Venus move along in harmonious Taurus, the frantic feeling that infected you the past few weeks eases. Thank gawd, because Virgo is nervous enough as it is!

Libra—You and I need to have a little chat. I know that making decisions are not your strong suit, but this Friday there is a mandatory decision to make. Be strong, and choose your best oracle, because you need something to push you in the right direction.

Scorpio—Eat right and get enough sleep and exercise. This is no time to indulge your ideas of your invincibility. There is nothing wrong with using that vaunted Scorpio discipline in taking care of your needs.

Sagittarius—Family provides a much need anchor in your life. Take some time to show your significant other how much you appreciate him or her. Your sweetie needs that right now.

Capricorn—You might feel that Lady Luck is running a little ahead of you and you might be right. Opportunities do abound, but only if you avail yourself of them.

Aquarius-On Monday you hit a bit of luck though it may not seem like it. Go with the flow and run with, because opportunities like this are rare. Be quick on your feet.

Pisces—You might want to look at your spending, or rather your overspending habits. You’ve been using your credit card as a band-aid for your doldrums, which of course, must stop.

If you missed May’s monthly forecast, check it out.

Astrological Society of Connecticut Lecture: Making Astrology Mainstream

Chris Flisher

(Astrology Explored) With astronomers on the BBC announcing that astrology is “rubbish”, astrologers around the world are reaching for an effective and measured response to bring this ancient art back into the mainstream. Radio talk show host and astrologer Chris Flisher will give a lecture on “Making Astrology Mainstream” for the Astrological Society of Connecticut at 7:00 PM May 19, 2011 at the Keeney Memorial Center, 202 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT.

In the eighteenth century after a couple hundred years of stunning astronomical discoveries, astrology as a centerpiece of education was thrown out of the universities. The discoveries that the earth was not the center of the solar system, the opposition of the Catholic Church to the use of astrology and the discoveries of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, were unrecoverable shocks to popular culture. However, pioneering work into psychological astrology in the 20th Century revitalized astrology and brought fresh insights into both new and ancient techniques. However, often during our discussion with Continue reading

Astrological Society of Connecticut New Age Fair this Sunday!

Astrological Society of Connecticut Logo(Astrology Explored) Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 15, 2011. It’s time for another great Astrological Society of Connecticut New Age Fair!

Come to the Keeney Center, 200 Main St., Wethersfield, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to enjoy a wide variety of new age items and services like aura photography, herbs, candles, books, crystals, CDs, foot reflexology, reiki and massage.

The most popular feature of the New Age Fair is the readings available from a varied selection of practitioners. Continue reading

Relationship Astrology: Schwarzenegger and Shriver Terminated?

Schwarzenegger and Shriver

Schwarzenegger and Shriver

(Astrology Explored) Unexpectedly Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced they are separating after 25 years of marriage. Is this a case of long-term marriage terminated? The California power couple seemed to have overcome differences in politics and care directions to sustain their long time marriage. Continue reading

Astrology and Science: Einstein, Relativity, and Crystal Balls

Spider Web Gravity Well

Spider's Web Gravity Well

(Astrology Explored) Using objects that some psychics use in their daily work, NASA, after 40 years of planning and research, was able confirm one of Einstein’s theories. The theory: the body of the Earth is very subtly warping space and time. The objects: 4 crystal balls. Continue reading