Astrology Explored’s Top Ten Stories of 2011

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This has been the year for incredible shocks, perhaps due to the planet of the unexpected entering the sign of the Ram, a recipe for explosive happenings. Here is Astrology Explored’s roundup of the top ten stories of 2011.

1.) Nothing captures the attention of the public like a fairytale wedding so perhaps it is no surprise that Prince William’s marriage to commoner Kate Middleton dominated world news. Astrologically, theirs promises to be an important and defining relationship not just for themselves but for their nation too. You can read about the history of the UK’s royal marriages and why Will and Kate’s union is so important to the monarchy in this piece:

The Astrology of Royal Marriages: The Yod—Destiny Plays a Hand

2.) Nothings hurts the psyche of public more than the loss of a beloved musician. Amy Winehouse’s death from alcohol poisoning saddened us all.

The Astrology of Substance Abuse: Amy Winehouse’s Addictions

3.) With the economy in the tank, people have been more drawn than ever to the amazingly large lottery jackpots won this year. Shocking, isn’t it.

The astrology of the Lottery: Synchronicity in the numbers
The astrology of luck: The transiting part of fortune

4.) When the planet of the unexpected enters the sign of action what happens?

Fukishima

The astrology of disasters: The Fukishima Power Plant Explosion

5.) Kim Kardashian dominates the headlines with her fairytale wedding. Astrologers were agog she held it during Mercury retrograde. Amazingly the marriage lasted . . . for all of 72 days.

Astrology and Celebrity: Kim Kardashian’s Big Life

6.) Surprisingly the world did not end:

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

7.) But the marriage of California’s power couple did:

Relationship Astrology: Schwarzenegger and Shriver Terminated?

8.) An astronomer tried to tell astrologers how to practice astrology. Funny

Astrology and Astronomy: The Ophiuchus Debate

9.) Extreme weather in the United States made us sit up, unless of course we were ducking for cover:

The Astrology of Disaster: Springfield, MA’s Deadly Tornado

10.) Film icon Elizabeth’s Taylor’s death at 79 and the book of Richard Burton’s love letters to her gave us pause to reflect on one of the world’s great love affairs:

The Astrology of Relationships: Taylor & Burton–A Pluto Connection

What stories will 2012 bring? Stayed tuned to Astrology Explored.

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Celebrity Astrology: Kim Kardashian’s Happily Ever After

After just 72 days into her “fairytale wedding”, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce October 31, 2011 from basketball star Kris Humphries, citing irreconcilable differences. On December 1, 2011 Kris Humphries responded with a petition for annulment of the marriage based on fraud.

Sources very close to Kris Humphries tell TMZ … Kris is gunning for an annulment based on fraud because he feels “he was just slotted in the plot line of Kim Kardashian’s latest headline and newest business venture.”

We’re told Kris believes Kim never intended to stay married to him, but needed a groom to fuel ratings for her show. One source says, “Once they were finished taping, she just didn’t need a groom anymore.”

Similar stories have cropped up. Continue reading

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