Astrology and Weather: Nor’easter Bears Down on East Coast

National Weather Service Map Nov 8 Nor'easter

(Astrology Explored) The East Coast, savaged by Hurricane Sandy, is groaning under the announcement that another bad storm, a Nor’easter bears down on them. Though not as powerful as the hurricane, this storm, possibly heavy with precipitation, winds and storm surge has the potential to undo the recovery efforts of this area. Continue reading

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The Astrology of National Elections: Obama, Romney and Void of Course Moon

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Some astrologers are predicting a Romney victory in today’s election by virtue of the fact that he was officially nominated when the moon was not Void of Course (VOC) while Obama’s nomination came during a VOC moon.

A Moon Void of Course refers is a moon that makes no further aspects to any other planet before is changes sign. It signifies that nothing will come of the matter Continue reading

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The Astrology of Accidents: African Painted Dog Mauling Not Only Death At Zoo

African Painted Dog

African Painted Dog

(Astrology Explored) On Sunday at around 11:48 AM a two year old boy tumbled fatally into the exhibit of African Painted dogs at the Pittsburgh zoo. The wild dogs, eleven in number, described by zoo officials as in “pack mentality” were especially aggressive in their attack, with one dog having to be put down before zoo personal could gain access the child.

The unidentified toddler was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ongoing investigation is trying to determine whether the child died from the eleven foot fall into the pit, or from the attack itself. It is reported that the child’s 34 year old mother had placed the child on the wooden railing surrounding the enclosure and almost immediately he lost his balance and fell. Continue reading

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The Astrology of Hurricanes: Sandy, Atlantic City and Nostradamus

Befpre Landfall in Atlantic City

Before Landfall in Atlantic City

(Astrology Explored) Even if this passage from Nostadamus isn’t about Hurricane Sandy, it sure seems like it:

Iardin du monde aupres de cité neufue,
Dans le chemin des montaignes cauees:
Sera saisi & plongé dans la Cuve,
Beuuant par force eaux soulphre enuenimees.

Garden of the world near the new city,
In the path of the hollow mountains:
It will be seized and plunged into the Tub,
Forced to drink waters poisoned by sulfur.

Sandy happend on the full Moon when the Sun and Moon are in opposition. The next lunation is the Solar eclipse on November 13, 2012 on the New Moon. In the New Moon phase the Moon and Sun are conjunct. Mercury is loosely conjunct the Sun though it has moved into a new sign, Sagittarius, which is a fire sign. The fire element is associate with spirit. Is Nostradamus trying to warn of something on this date? Continue reading

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Astrology Explored’s Halloween Posts

(Astrology Explored) I’ve written quite a few pieces on Halloween over the years. Just so you can find them in one place, here they are:

The Harvest Moon–Remembering the Future

The Astrology of Halloween–Last Minute Halloween Costumes

The Astrology of Halloween–The Moon, Witches and Samhaim

Celtic Astrology: What Halloween and String Theory Have In Common

The Astrology of Neptune: The Devil You Know (a Halloween Tale)

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The Astrology of Hurricanes and Nor’easters: Irene, Snowtober and Frankenstorm

Irene Sandy Comparison
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The Hunter’s Moon, the full moon of in the sign of Taurus, brings more than its signature orange glow to the moon. This year, Hurricane Sandy, dubbed the Frankenstorm, a 900 mile mega storm travels up the east cost, kicking up storm surge, flooding areas along the eastern seaboard of the United States. The storm is due to hit land, somewhere around Atlantic City, New Jersey sometime Monday night.

With winds reaching up to 76 miles per hours, weather forecasters are looking forward to landfall to weaken the hurricane force winds. However the worst effects may yet be felt with the full moon high tide threatening to bring record high storm surges in coastal areas.

Power outages are widespread and expected to grow through out the night.

Weather forecasters have worked overtime to make predictions on the severity of the storm. Comparisons are being made to Hurricane Irene in terms of size and the speed and force of the winds. What does astrology have to say about these destructive storms? Let’s take a look at some past storms and see what parallels we can draw to Sandy. Continue reading

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Weather Astrology: A 2012 Winter Prediction and Oil Prices

Snowstorm on Seventh Avenue(Astrology Explored) Someone asked me astrologically what the weather for our region is likely to be for the winter. With furnaces firing up here in the chilly Northeast, its important to know just how fast that oil is going to burn up. To get an idea of the weather, astrologers will look at the eclipses proceeding the winter months ahead.

Our next solar eclipse is in on November 13, 2012, starting at 4:48 AM EST and culminating at an exact conjunction of the Sun and Moon at around 3:48 PM EST. Continue reading

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A note from your astrologer

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Dear Readers,

Understand that I absolutely adore the fact that you read my blog posts. And I’m glad that they obviously provoke thought and inquiry. A blog post is suppose to do that. That is why there is a comment section, a place for people to ask general questions or discuss the post itself. Nothing pleases a blogger more than for someone to leave a comment or get an email. And I am more than happy to discuss in general any question you have.

Don’t ever think that I take you for granted. Continue reading

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Dreams, Archetypes and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

(Astrology Explored) Last night I had an experience that was similar to Carl Jung’s exploration of archetypes.

Though academe and the psychological community rarely speak of it, Carl was very into the metaphysical arts, though he was careful to talk about it as “research”. Research, hah! Here was a guy who initiated séances, felt his house at times was crowed with spirits and held conversations with entities that he channeled. One entity he named Philemon, which he labeled as his animus. Archetypes, rather than being theoretical constructs, for Jung were as real as you and me.

Back to last’s night’s experience. I decided to do an extensive unguided meditation. I spend at least an hour suspended between the waking and sleeping world, relaxing my body and experiencing free floating images produced by my minds eye. In a state of peace and calm, I ended my meditation and went to sleep.

My dream started with me in what I recognized as an area of a “high school” where there were black folding chairs lined up in rows. There were a couple of others there beside myself, one person who was “chasing” me and another person with who I was conversing. I was not alarmed about the person chasing me since I was aware that I was dreaming and I could change the outcome of the dream any time I chose. There were a group of people following me, since I was leading them, but I didn’t take much notice of thesm. What is interesting is not the dream itself, but that during the dream I became aware of the dream as the top layer in the structure of the dream itself. Supporting the dream was a foundation of images that I immediately identified as archetypes, symbols that stretched universally through the psyche of man.

I examined a box of these images that looked to me as cats and mice as furry little stuffed animals. These images were supposed to be all the people at the high school about which I was dreaming. As I picked one up thinking it was a cat, but it turned out to be a mouse. I then realized that all the images in the box were mice, not a single one a cat.

Well, shades of “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”! In “Hitchhiker” mice were an alien race performing an experiment. Wikipedia explains it:

. . . the Earth was actually a supercomputer commissioned and paid for by a race of “hyper-intelligent,” “pan-dimensional” beings. These creatures had earlier built a supercomputer called Deep Thought to calculate the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. This computer, after seven and a half million years of calculation, had announced that the Answer is in fact 42. Being unsatisfied with the Answer, they set about finding the Question which would give the Answer meaning, whereupon Deep Thought designed the Earth, to calculate it. However, ten million years later, and just five minutes before the completion of the program Earth was designed to execute, the Earth is demolished by the Vogons. [to create a hyperspace bypass].

Are the mice are our frustrated desires to uncover the “meaning of life” and the “answer to everything”? This certainly is an apt description of the quest of the human soul.

As Jung said:

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Image published under a Creative Commons license from user alicepopkorn on Flickr.

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The Astrology of the 2012 Presidential Race: Paul Ryan’s Achilles Heel


(Astrology Explored) Has Paul Ryan caught a case of Romney’s hoof-in-mouth disease? Bad enough that the presidential contender believes 47% of Americans are lazy slackers only looking for a government handout, now vice-president candidate Ryan is caught on camera implying that the people in the inner cities lack discipline and character.

We have lots of laws that aren’t being properly enforced. We need to make sure we enforce these laws. But the best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunity in the inner cities, is to help people get out of poverty in the inner cities, is to help teach people good discipline, good character. That is civil society. That’s what charities, and civic groups, and churches do to help one another make sure that they can realize the value in one another.”

Paul Ryan–Interview on ABC 12 in Flint, Michigan 10/08/2012.

No wonder that Ryan’s handler abruptly terminated the interview. But what on earth, especially after the Romney campaign just pulled themselves out of tailspin dive after Romney’s previous comments, would prompt Ryan to make such a statement? Continue reading

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