The Astrology of Venus in Scorpio

(Astrology Explored) Venus swings again into the heady sign of Scorpio on September 11. Yes, 9/11. There are no accidents. Venus in this placement sheds the party girl persona of Venus in Libra and gets dark, serious and seriously intense. A relationship starting during this time will test your limits of endurance, plunge the depths of how much you love and take you on a thrill ride that will either scare you or scar you. Oh, yes. It is that dramatic.

The only way to get through this time with your hide intact is to be brutally honest with yourself when you stare into the abyss. If you lie, well . . . you’ve been warned.

To give you more of a background of what Venus in Scorpio means I’m linking you back to my original series of posts on this theme. Featured is the original Mistress of the Dark herself, Persephone, and how her quest illuminates our own in searching the dark and the light.

First, however, a post about her handmaiden, advisor and wing man, Hecate.

Hecate —The “Dark” Goddess & The Space Between

The Astrology of Venus in Scorpio: Persephone and Pieces of Rose, Part 1

The Astrology of Venus in Scorpio: Persephone and Pieces of Rose, Part 2

The Astrology of Venus in Scorpio: Persephone and Pieces of Rose, Part 3


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Astrologer’s Mailbox: Golden Girl Seeks Career Advice

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Question: I closed my small business 2 years ago and wonder if I’m to find work again or what ?

Birthdate: 9-9-1948
Birth Time: 6:49pm cst
Birth Place: Great Lakes, Illinois

Dear Golden Girl,

I’ll do my best to condense a very complicated situation into a few paragraphs.

When you shed your business two years ago you felt like a weight was lifted off your shoulders. And when your moon progressed into Aries you were perfectly happy to live off the proceeds and do what you wanted. However, you weren’t exactly careful about conserving your resources and when they became a little thin, you took out a loan to continue the lifestyle to which you became accustomed. Now the piper wants payment. Continue reading

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The Astrology of Aspects: The Stuff of Which Dreams Are Made

(Astrology Explored) Approximately 6,300 people will be born between 11:00 PM July 31 and 6:00 AM August 1, 2013 with a special configuration in their chart, a five pointed star. Astrologers tend to get excited about things like this because of: a.) the relative rarity of the event and b.) they are composed of multiple yods, called the “finger of God.”

Yods are special. Composed of two inconjuncts, meeting at an apex and separated by the planets at the base by a sextile, it fixes the stress energy of the seesaw yod into a cohesive configuration of power. Three planets are involved, and have either two planets in feminine zodiac sign at the base and a planet in a male zodiac sign at the apex or vice-versa. In a sense it is the traditional Yin-Yang symbolism signifying the balance of male-female energies.

In the five pointed star two yods intersect, (as you see in the chart) connected by either a trine or square. This day’s configuration is joined by a trine. Continue reading

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Personality Astrology: William and Kate’s First Born Prince

(Astrology Explored via The Shoreline Times) The English, always a sporting people, bet heavily that the first child of Prince William and his bride would be a girl; placing odds at 4-7 while betting odds for a boy were 5-4. Maybe this was because the Queen lobbied for and got a change in the rules of succession, making the first born the heir the throne regardless of gender. This change fueled speculation that the royal family, despite their protests, knew the sex of the child. But all the bookmaking, speculation and rule changing can’t fly in the face of a good astrological prediction. Two years ago when William and Kate were married, I predicted their first child would be a boy. The Prince of Cambridge was born July 22, 2013 at 4:24 GMT, London, England as announced by Buckingham Palace. (read more–>)

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Reader’s Astrology Question: Troubles With A Relationship Yod

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Hello!

- I am new in astrology, and looked up my own and my lovers composite and synastry chart. – even something that’s called Combin chart…in our composite chart is a pattern obvious, called Yod, – I have been searching for some profound explanations, but couldn’t find anything,- in fact I got instead completely confused. Then I found your comments and that seemed very experienced!
would you please have a look at it and tell me?

Saturn is the basis of this Yod pattern, and seems to be anyway the planet that troubles us most, – at least that is, what I see…
- we have a sort of beautiful/difficult connection, on and off for almost 8 years now, and I’d love to know, what you say to all this:

Woman born January 1st 1962 in Trier, Germany,
Man born August 9th 1975 in Stockholm, Sweden

I’d be happy for any light you could bring into my darkness… thanks a lot.

Answer: Continue reading

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The Astrology of Business: Plutocrat Walmart Cries Foul Over D. C. Wage Law

(Astrology Explored) Stamping its feet and ironically crying discrimination multi-billion dollar retailer Walmart threatened put the stops on opening new stores in Washington D. C. if that city’s council insists on passing a law mandating a $12.50 minimum wage for large retailers.

Aol reports:

The proposal comes on the heels of a wave of union-backed worker protests against Walmart, demanding better hours and a “living wage,” which some have pinned at $15 an hour, and accusing the country’s largest employer of retaliating against workers who try to organize. . . Last week, two major European pension funds divested from Walmart, citing labor violations.

Walmart, according to Wikipedia:

. . .is the world’s third largest public corporation, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2012, the biggest private employer in the world with over two million employees, and is the largest retailer in the world.

Walmart reports a net profit of 17 billion dollars on gross revenue of 469 billion dollars. Continue reading

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The Astrology of Illness: Randy Travis Undergoes Heart Surgery

Randy Travis

Randy Travis 2003

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As the New Moon in Cancer touched off a critical T-Square in the horoscope of popular Country Western star Randy Travis he was sent to the emergency room and admitted in the hospital for treatment of viral cardiomyopathy.

Wikipedia tells us about Travis:

Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and 16 of these were number one hits. Considered a pivotal figure in the history of country music,[1] Travis broke through in the mid-1980s with the release of his album Storms of Life, which sold more than three million copies. The album established him as a major force in the Neotraditional country movement. Travis followed up his successful debut with a string of platinum and multi-platinum albums.

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The Astrology of Pluto Transits: Dystopian Sugar Plums

Stahma Explains the Telo to Christie

Stahma and Christie

(Astrology Explored) Revelations about the U. S. government spying systematically on its own citizens, a NSA spy turned whistleblower and is now on the run, the Supreme Court taking a giant leap backward by striking down a provision in the Voter’s Right Act, bureaucratic and legislative actions that restricts a woman’s right to free choice, a formerly popular television chef castigated publicly for alleged racist comments—the news this week is all about shtako hitting the fan. And that’s just the United States.

Our fears seem to be reflected in the proliferation of dystopian themed universes of many of our television programs. Far from the ideology of the happy, happy, joy, joy Star Trek Universe televison shows like Supernatural, The Walking Dead, Falling Skies and Defiance depict a world going to hell in a hand basket. These shows are as Plutonian as you can get. The characters depict the archetypes of characters in Greek Myth.

One example of this is the character of Stahma, the alien wife of an alien mob boss, Datak Tarr on the Scyfy show Defiance. Datak is ruthless, cruel and calculating, someone who makes Hades look likes sunshine and light. Stahma is beautiful and graceful and she spends her time smoothing over the social ramifications of her husband’s actions. She likes it when other people perceive her to be a victim of Datak’s cruelties because it preserves her own innocent cover. In reality she is just as perverse as he.

There is one scene where she is talking with her son’s human fiancé, a girl as innocent as Persephone as the day she was taken by Hades. Stahma is putting the Castithan equivalent of the bridal veil, the telo, on the girl’s head, a metal mask that covers the girl’s eyes. As she explains the significance of the telo, she flicks her tongue in reptilian fashion at the blinded girl’s hair as if tasting her scent. It was one of the creepiest scenes of the show and most revealing of Stahma’s true nature. She is for all intents and purposes the truest incarnation of what Persephone became after her marriage to Hades. We know him as Pluto.

There is of course a reason why such Plutonian images, from the laws being passed to our entertainments that pervade our conscious thought. That reason is well . . .Pluto.

The United States Sibly Chart using July 4, 1776 date has a collection of planets in the zodiac sign of Cancer. Venus, our money, Jupiter, our sense of social justice and how society works, the Sun, our national identity, and Mercury, our money systems sit so tightly together that the working of any of these planets are hardly indistinguishable from another. Cancer is concerned with resources and security, and holds on to both these things with a crab like grip. Nothing gets an American going like a debate about economics, or a woman’s reproductive rights.

But even steel gripped Cancer has to let go in the face of exorable Pluto. Just a week after Pluto went direct towards it final march into Capricorn, on September 15, 2008, Lehman Brother’s filed bankruptcy. On September 16 the U. S. Stock Market crashed touching off worst economy since the Great Depression. This was at the midpoint of the U.S. Mars in Gemini and the U.S. Venus in Cancer. The financial world scrambled, extorting vast sums of money from the U. S. Government to keep the economy afloat during what was considered a severe “market correction.” A month later, Pluto entered 29 degrees of Sagittarius. 29 degrees of any sign is considered by astrologers to be the degree of decision. At this point the Economist, on October 24 declared the results of the crash of September 16, 2008 a full-blown economic crisis.

Robert P Blaschke said of this:

This year, as Pluto transits the 30th degree of Sagittarius and conjoins the 1988 Saturn-Uranus conjunction degree, while concurrently Saturn and Uranus prepare to oppose in the heavens, a brutal financial reality has been laid bare: our global economy has been built on a house of cards over the last 20 years and now it has come tumbling down. With the opposition of Saturn and Uranus exposing just how pervasive is the problem, and with the ingress of Pluto into Capricorn, the party is over.

So surprise, surprise, Transiting Pluto hits the U. S. Venus and our money systems die. Pluto now hits the U. S. Jupiter and the people’s civil rights are usurped. When Pluto hits our Sun we will realize we are a plutocracy, that is ruled by the rich, rather than a democracy, and when it hits Mercury, our business systems will be cooked altogether. No wonder we have visions of dystopian sugar plums dancing across our television screens.

All this seems very grim and it is. Pluto’s lessons are not for the faint of heart. These lessons must be faced with clarity and courage. This is not the time to sit in front of our television stuffing popcorn in our faces whining about the unfairness of it all.

Right now a grand trine exists between the U.S. Progressed Moon in Libra, the U.S. Moon in Aquarius and the U. S. Mars in Gemini. The people, represented by the Moon, need to do something, to make some noise, to make our voices heard, to remind our elected officials who they work for. We can’t stop Pluto from its drive through the heavens, but we can climb on the chariot and transform things for the better, instead of for the worse.

And in case you aren’t clear about the type of world we should work for check out the United Nations Declaration of Universal Human Rights.

U. S. Solar Return

U. S. Solar Return

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The Astrology of Death: James Gandolfini passes in Italy

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

(Astrology Explored) Just as he was enjoying a trip to Italy with his teenage son, and days before he was to receive and award at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, beloved American actor James Gandolfini died suddenly and unexpectedly of a suspected heart attack on June 19, 2013 in Rome, Italy. He was a relatively young 51 years of age.

Astrologers don’t like to talk about death. For one thing, people who don’t know much about astrologers often assume that is the first thing we will predict about them. The second is that is it considered unethical to predict someone’s death. The last thing we want to do is alarm our clients. No doubt even this post will upset some.

Actually, predicting death is not as easy. We may not have a fixed point of death in our chart, but many checkout points were the soul can out to move on. In my own personal experience, when transiting Uranus opposed my natal Uranus I developed a tear in my aortic valve which luckily was diagnosed and treated before I keeled over dead. Other people, such as John Ritter were not so lucky. Deaths do seem to cluster around the major transits, the Uranian opposition around 42 to 44, either of the two Saturn Returns at age 29 or 58, the Chiron return in the early 50’s, and the Pluto square at around age 82 to 84. Continue reading

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True Crime Astrology: FBI’s Latest Search For Hoffa’s Body

Picture from Wikimedia Commons(Astrology Explored) Teamster Leader Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance is a true crime story that over the years has morphed into urban myth. Last seen at about 2:45 PM on July 30, 1975, the union leader with reputed mafia ties vanished while supposedly meeting with two Mafia associates. Over the years many mob tipsters have given out a veritable laundry list of possible locations for Hoffa’s body. However the FBI believed the latest tip so reliable that the federal agency spent 2 days digging it up. However, today ended it search of an unkept piece of land in a Detroit suburb.

The Oakland Township property came under scrutiny in January after Tony Zerilli, 85, the son of reputed former Detroit mob boss Joseph Zerilli, told investigators that Hoffa was buried there.

There was an old house with an old barn on the property,” Zerilli wrote, according to a copy handed out by a man at the site, near where FBI agents are digging today. “As soon as they pulled near the barn, Hoffa was dragged out of the car, and bound and gagged. A shallow hole was already dug in the barn floor. He put up a fight, but he was easily overpowered. …(One of the men) picked up a shovel and cracked Hoffa over the head with it. …They threw him into the hole, and buried him alive. He wasn’t shot, he wasn’t stabbed, nothing like that. A cement slab of some sort was placed on top of the dirt to make certain he was not going to be discovered. And that was it. End of story.”

Zerilli was not part of the crime itself, just claims to know people in the know. He is also selling an online book on this story. But is Zerilli’s story true or just another blind lead in an enduring mystery? What does astrology have to say? Continue reading

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