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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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

Relationship Astrology: Composite or Davison Relationship Chart?

(Astrology Explored) Relationship astrology is a vast field with a multitude of techniques that seem to compete but actually compliment each other. One of these cases is the difference between the composite chart and the Davison relationship chart.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver Composite Chart

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The composite chart takes the middle point or more correctly the midpoints between each zodiac aspect for the charts of two people. Midpoints between planets in a birth chart are said to be sensitive points. When one of the planets in solar system passes over or transits the midpoint, both the areas of life represented by those two planets are affected. In a relationship which represents the joining of lives a third entity is created, that of the relationship itself. Taking the midpoints of two individual charts and putting them into it’s own zodiac wheel displays the energies of the relationship, what it is for and how the individuals in the relationship react.

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