Friday, February 12, 2016

Bernie Sanders is Growing on Me

Born under the sign of Virgo it is easy to understand why Bernie Sanders is perceived as a servant of the people.  Virgo's nature is to serve and nobody does it better than this 6th sign of the zodiac.  They are always the first people to want to give a helping hand. The sixth house is Virgo's domain so its easy to understand why he is a supporter of revising the health care system and bringing more job opportunities to the people of the US.  Age has no number when it comes to health care and jobs and education. Bernie is a lifelong  supporter of these these issues and nobody, not even his opponents believe otherwise.  It is no surprise to this astrologer why he is so popular with the younger generation.  They've been hit hard with the status quo and Bernie is giving them hope.

He's a breath of fresh air compared to most of the candidates we've come to expect.   His natal Sun squaring Jupiter can make a person appear to be arrogant, over confident and egocentric.  It is my opinion that in Bernie's case it simply makes him confident in what he believes which is a necessary asset for a candidate for the presidency. Even die hard feminists can't seem to say anything bad about Bernie.  Their only criticism seems to be his lack of experience in foreign affairs.  Granted compared to Hillary's last job assignment that argument seems to be in her favor.  But I remember our current president didn't either.

Bernie's  natal Mercury in a nice trine aspect to Uranus also helps make him a favorite of the millennials.  He's not talking outworn ideas and more of the same.  He's talking their language and the language of progressives. Stay tuned for Hillary.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mercury's Ready to Kick Ass

Finally, Mercury has kicked into high gear.  Get ready to enjoy what it means to be understood by co-workers, family members, neighbors and friends.  Misunderstandings are now a distant memory, and all those boring and unproductive meetings in the board room now have the potential to take off like Wilber and Orville's memorable flight.

Those of you born under the sign of Aries could write a book about all your bizarre escapades during the transit of Uranus in your action seeking sign.  Things have reached a more predictable pace but the rest of you with birthdays after the 18th will find out what it means to expect the unexpected.

If you were born under the signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius you can expect a bumpy ride for the first weeks of February.  Mars is the culprit triggering temper tantrums and provocative behaviors.  Unless you are an athlete used to rigorous competition, this month can prove to be a trying time.

Like Aries, all the other Cardinal signs; Cancer, Libra and Capricorn  have had their share of upheavals, losses and new beginnings.  But those born later in their signs, meaning approximately 20 days after their actual birthday still have a while before they can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Be assured it will come and you all will be ready to build anew.

Ask any one of the Mutable signs how things are going and you'll hear the groans from coast to coast.
Saturn, Mr. Bossy Pants is in control now until December 2017 when it finally moves into the more compatible sign of Capricorn.  Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces will feel the burn most especially in matters of employment.  Those born before the 2nd of December will  be the first to feel relief from the pressure of authority figures and career concerns.  Those born after will have to keep a stiff upper lip and take their celestial medicine.  Saturn isn't indiscriminate in making his demands. He has very high standards.  While he is around we are asked to measure up or else face the consequences.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Moon: The Emotional Celestial Satellite

Have you ever noticed the unusual number of unhinged people milling about during a Full Moon? Nurses report that emergency rooms seem to explode with activity when the Moon turns to high beam mode. Police have come to expect the bizarre during a Full Moon. Even the average man or woman on the street will either witness or be the actual perpetrator of an emotional outburst.

As for myself I haven't kept a log on how many times I've gotten over-emotional about things, and I can tell you many of those times had nothing to do with the Moon.  After all, everyone is unique and each one of us has a horoscope that reflects that uniqueness.  What I'm saying is that there will always be times when certain configurations in our charts can be triggered by something other than the Moon. But right now I'm talking Moon and the people who are ruled by it.

The following information was shared with me over the years from my students and clients who born under the sign of the crab. They've told me that when the Moon is full they get very moody...and I mean all of them.  There hasn't been a Cancer who hasn't agreed with my observation. All the textbooks describe the sign of Cancer as an emotional, sensitive sign.  Sure, as a sign that is ruled by the Moon it is no wonder that they become more in tune with their feelings and their surroundings when the Moon is opposite the Sun.  As the first sign of the psychic triad, Cancer's will be most effected if  in an environment that is not conducive to  peace and tranquility. A Full Moon is the most likely time that their impressions of people, places, things and events would be coming to the surface.  It's no wonder they have a reputation for being moody.  Keeping one's cool while getting feelings about a winning lottery ticket, family matters, new career or a failed love affair could make anybody moody.

There is one very important thing to remember about the sign of the Crab.  Their feelings are their compass and they'll never steer you wrong.

I'm forever keeping a log of observations and reader's planetary experiences.   As astrology is an observational science any comments from Cancer's about their Full Moon experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tell Me Oh Great Oracle

Its been an unpredictable future for all you Rams ever since Uranus entered the sign back in 2011. If you were born early in the sign, the worst could be over but expect aftershocks.  Don't think you have all the answers.  Keep your head down and keep a low profile.  If you are in the tech field you should be one of the lucky ones.

With Venus in your 7th solar house, relationships of all kinds should go smoothly.  Venus is the planet of love, romance, affection and beauty.  People you meet now can be of help to you with not only beauty advice but even financial advice.  If you have been thinking of going to a therapist or life coach this is the time you could find just the right one.  An increase in your workload can be exactly what you need to stand up for your rights.

Saturn in your 7th solar house will give you a realistic view of those around you.  You may find it frustrating dealing with people who are more conservative than you would like.  Its a time when you will be hearing more nay's than yay's. This can be of help when assessing where people are coming from.  They will be less able to pull the  wool over your eyes now.  Best to accept people "warts and all" now, rather than be disappointed later.

With Pluto the most powerful planet in the heavens in your 7th solar house, its no wonder you feel like you've been under the thumb of a dictator.  Pluto demands that he be in control.  While he is in your solar 7th house you have to be careful of people with darker agendas. Don't be taken in by unrealistic offers of wealth and fame. The benefits you have been receiving regarding living arrangement have been due to good family relations karma.

Make sure you don't overestimate your worth.  Spending more than you have can upset the apple cart. You should have exercised some restraint in your pursuit of financial independence around the 10th of the month. Matters concerning your home and real estate are taking center stage as matter of importance.

Jupiter in the first solar house is the reason for that expanding waistline.  Jupiter is the planet of good fortune and good luck.  Under its rays we tend to relax in the discipline department because we actually feel pretty good, even under stressful situations. Upsetting circumstances occurred on the 10th of the month which made you aware of an insecure workplace.

Venus in Scorpio recently gave you tremendous sex appeal and an urge to decorate your home in strong color pallets such as deep reds that mix well with exotic furniture.  Libra is a sign that likes to please so the intense Scorpio influence will be tempered with complimenting eye pleasing design and colors . Uranus the planet of originality, change and surprises will be going direct on Christmas day. Your guest list will include a variety of people from the sublime to the ridiculous.
With Saturn in the 2nd solar house this month Scorpio's will not go overboard.  They will take a more realistic approach this holiday season.  Gifts will have more personal meaning rather than about show. With Venus prominent, Scorpio's approach to others this holiday season will be with great appreciation and love for family and friends.

Is there any other sign that resists restraint more than opportunistic, indulgent and generous Sagittarius?  Well, every sign has its encounter with the zodiac's taskmaster sooner or later so Sagittarians will just have to suck it up this Christmas. Indulgent Jupiter in Virgo is managing to make Sagittarius forget that he should be on a diet, resisting all those indulgences whether it be food, shopping, verbosity, opinions and judgments. Perhaps Sag's will get a wake up call when Uranus goes direct on the 25th.

Pluto, the most powerful planet in the Zodiac is still in the sign of Capricorn running the world of business.  May the force be with us.  Its a way of life now so sit back and enjoy it.  Meantime this month Cappy's will find themselves consuming a lot more alcohol than usual to take the edge off the mental pressures.  Poets and songwriters of the sign will be able to tap into their imaginations more easily.  Politicians like Trump (is he a politician really???) will also be able to tap in the elusive and hard to figure Moon in Pisces energy.

Jupiter in your 8th solar house indicates financial benefits from those that hold the purse strings like banks, insurance companies and inheritances.  Generally other people's pockets are accessed via the eighth house.  If you are in need of a loan this is the time you should apply, even though once received you'll feel like you made a pact with the devil. Now is the time to socialize with friends to keep you from being bored.

Although this is a very busy month for socializing don't over do it.  A revolving door of people showering you with goodies can be fun but be careful not to lose perspective.  This month is a month when you will feel the urge for foreign travel.  Take the time to expand your social circle.  Great month for romance, socializing and popularity.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Jupiter in Virgo: I'll Just Take a Sliver

So things have been going pretty well lately huh?  Jupiter in Virgo is sprinkling us all with compartmentalized optimism. Unlike Jupiter in Sagittarius which tends to indulge us with its cornucopia of benefits. Jupiter in Virgo never gorges he picks. He is more discriminating about the things he indulges in. A sliver of goodness rather than a heart stopping double dutch chocolate lava mocha mocha seven layer cake.

Yesterday, I was laid off from my job.  I'm an early Sagittarius and we all know where Saturn is right now.  My natal sun is in the sixth house of my natal chart so I knew the end was near.  Jupiter is making its judiciously indulgent  transit through my 4th house, so despite being given the ax I felt a general sense of  emotional security despite the loss of gainful employment.

Gainful employment for me was writing mountains of press releases for the gainfully employed.  I did this for four years and finally embraced the good fortune that had recently come my way, relieving me of the hours and hours of tedium my job had wrought.

So I'm back on my blog after a long hiatus, and it feels pretty good.  More than good. Even though Jupiter is in its detriment in Virgo.  I'm dealing.  Yes, I did lose my job but it could have been worse, I could have been denied a much appreciated severance as well as all the goodbye love showered on me by my amazing coworkers.

So you see  a delicious sliver of the cake does have its advantages.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Another Astrology Guessing Game

Hint #1
Sun in Aquarius
Born under the most intelligent and socially conscious sign of the zodiac, our celebrity guest's professional and personal life is reflective of an individual with an interest in politics and humanistic endeavors.  Is her successful TV show life imitating art or art imitating life?

Hint #2
Aquarius Sun opposite Saturn
This challenging aspect has helped form our celebrity's character.  Born a woman of color into a politically aware family, our mystery guest was encouraged at an early age that one gets ahead by following the rules. An expert in making stumbling blocks stepping stones, our celebrity has certainly exceeded her own expectations.

Hint #3
Moon in Cancer
Her Moon in Cancer makes her emotionally connected to her family's ancestry.  She has an uncanny knack for what others are feeling.  This aspect is certainly helpful for an actor, but must occasionally cause some discomfort in her personal life.

Hint #4
T Square involving Sun/Saturn, Jupiter/Uranus
Understands the challenges of striving for independence and breaking free from limitations placed on her by authority figures and outworn outlooks. Hates being bored and thrives on changing the status quo.

Hint #5
Mercury conjunct Mars
Fast thinking, fast talking, sharp mind.  Politically active - her superior debating skills always manage to facilitate the causes she supports.  This aspect makes her easily manage the machine gun fast dialogue her role requires.  Upon first seeing the script  I have no doubt that she saw herself in the starring role.  It was a match made in heaven.

Hint #6
Harmonious aspects between Venus, Mars and Jupiter
Enthusiastic, attractive and a dis-player of affection our beautiful celebrity will never fail to greet others with affection and enthusiasm.

Until next time....

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Pretty Admirable Life

Last week I took a peek at Woody Allen's horoscope so I only think it fair to do the same for Mia Farrow, who, it seems will not let her daughter's accusations against Woody Allen be quelled.  Everybody has an about whether the accusations are true or not.  Quite frankly I'm getting a little tired of hearing about it.  But that doesn't mean I don't have an opinion as well.  But I'll keep my opinion to myself and just share with my readers some astrological tidbits.

Mia is an Aquarius.  Her rising sign is Taurus and her natal moon is in the sign of Capricorn.

Taurus Rising - Practical, security oriented, deliberate strong and determined.

Aquarius Sun - Intelligent, unique, experimental, marches to a different drummer

Moon in Capricorn - Emotionally restrained,  emotionally responsible, reserved shy

People with Taurus rising are searching for security.  In Mia's case the ruler of her ascendant is Venus which is located in her 12th house which indicates that Mia would find security in a place where most people would not.  Alone and in private isolation,  When Mia was a child she was struck with polio and had to be hospitalized.

Her Aquarius sun makes her exceptionally smart,  socially aware and unconventional.  Aquarians come into this life with an urge to experience the unusual.  They thrive on differences.  This is the most tolerant sign of the zodiac.  They are at ease with people from all different cultures.  Where the average person differentiates Aquarians don't.  This sign will never care whether a person is gay or straight or black or white.  They simply see the individual.  Identifying characteristics will just make you a more interesting person to know.  Isn't it intersting how Mia, who came from a family of 7 would eventually create her own mini United Nations family?                    

Mia's Moon in Capricorn gives her the ability to deal with day to day activities in a business like manner. Capricorn  doesn't let emotions and feelings get in the way of the matter at hand.  In fact people with a Moon in Capricorn are capable of running their family like a business.  If anyone was going to have 14 kids and be successful at it, I'd put my bets on the Moon in Capricorn.

Mia has quite a number of aspects that reflect a life dedicated to helping the unfortunate and sacrificing for a higher purpose.  I find it difficult to understand people who condemn a person for living a lifestyle that is dedicated to helping others.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


I'm not going to put more energy into this blog than is necessary, but given the subject matter concerning two very recognizable celebrities, I can't help myself from taking a quick peek at Mr. Allen's horoscope.  Time constraints will not allow me to delve into Ms. Farrow's but perhaps I'll give it a go next week.

A horoscope alone will never be able to give inconclusive proof of a person's guilt or innocence.  But what it can do is provide similar symbolism that accurately reflects or characterizes a person's personality and life experiences.  The rest is up to the jury and the Master of the Universe to decide.

Mr. Allen was born in the Bronx on December 1, 1935 at 10:55pm .  He is a Sagittarius with Virgo rising and a Moon in Aquarius.  Virgo makes him adaptable, critical and analytical.  These traits are funneled outward to the world in an intellectual and frank style of expression.  His Moon in Aquarius enables him to be friendly and sociable without expending unnecessary emotions.  A Moon in Aquarius allows him to keep  current with the social interests of people at large. His Moon trines Venus helps to make him popular with women.  However, that  Venus of his  is in a very nasty and manipulative configuration with Pluto and Mars which says at sometime in his life that configuration will be triggered.  Pluto and Mars is a hitleresque energy.  Bullying, brutal force, and tremendous anger are accurate descriptions of their combined natures.  When we pull in Venus it says sometime in his life that aspect will release and most certainly will involve the affections, money and child custody issues.  Whenever Pluto is involved there is always a big price to pay.  The price may be actual money or the very thing that a person thinks they cannot live without. It is different for everyone. 

Needless to say the symbolism fits in Mr. Allen's case.  As does his very strong Neptune. Neptune is the great deceiver, the great pretender and when Neptune sits right on a person's ascendant like it does in Mr. Allen's case it makes it difficult for people to know who he is.  Neptune in such a placement makes for a mysterious person who's face is covered in a veil of fog.  Even if were a personal friend of his and you thought  you knew the real Woody Allen, you wouldn't  really know him...really.

Transiting Neptune has been following Mr. Allen for a while now.  Neptune deceives, hides, imagines, pretends, and dissolves.  I don't know if the truth will ever be known.  But something sure smells fishy that's for sure.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Family Karma, Jupiter and Saturn and My Soaring Car Insurance Premiums

The first cell phone message I opened last Thursday was from my auto insurance company. It read: The next payment of your auto policy is scheduled for 2/08/2014.  On that date we will debit $385.37 from your account. W H A T ? ? ? I told myself there must be a mistake.  Perhaps a new employee who was not familiar with the top line of the keyboard hit a wrong key.  But no, somewhere in my mind I just knew that this bad money news was must be...because this news had my name and email address all over it, and nowadays typographical errors related to money, in anyone's favor especially mine, are as rare as a blizzard in July.  And why is that?  Because I was born with Saturn squaring my Jupiter.

Yes this is an awful way to look at life especially in this age of you can create your own reality.  I like the half full outlook on life, but after a lifetime of experiencing unexpected windfalls that would inevitably be thwarted by the boss of no free lunch -Saturn, I'm just programmed to expect the other shoe to drop.   Saturn will show no mercy if he deems that you owe him, and he will announce it to the entire universe that you owe him.  He'll even distribute directions to your home address.

So this is how I looked when I checked my messages...

 Inside I felt like this...

So I took to making calls to, you guessed it, rival insurance companies to find out why such insured abuse.  I won't mention their names because I certainly don't want any of them to benefit from clicks tracked from the stalking eye of the Google robot. But without going into detail, I was given reasons for the premium increases and I was not happy with them.

Some hope for a solution for came from a girlfriend whose father was a deceased US veteran.  She told me that her insurance company was well known provider of insurance for veterans. What she didn't know though, was that the veteran must have been insured by insurance company she was referring to.

"It doesn't matter if your father is deceased or that he served in the air force way back in WWII," she said confidently.  After she said that I began to feel hopeful, however given my money karma I could feel myself wisely holding back the half full outlook on my situation. "I'm sure her situation is different than mine and would not apply to me," I told myself. This half full reaction comes from experience.  I've been programed from an early age not to expect much.  It wasn't until I would have my own children that I would be able to piece together how my karma worked and why I looked at life this way. It took many phone conversations and digging through old family documents to get some clarity about why I react to life in the way I do.

My father was an alcoholic.  He was born to a financially upwardly mobile couple who were madly in love with each other.  He was an only child and was showered with everything a child could ask for.  I know this from old pictures of him when he was baby.  Christmas photos showed him being pushed in the latest style  pram by his glamorous mother, all wrapped up in genuine fur blankets.  Later photos depicted still more privilege as birthday after birthday came and went.  FAO Schwartz type toy cars were the norm for my dad.

Unfortunately, for all the material benefits they could not halt the ignorant behavior of his parents.  From what I understand, they both drank.  It was just a way of life.  The worst part is that they encouraged drinking and even smoking in their one and only darling son.  His experience rivals Drew Barrymore's who started drinking alcohol when she was 6 years old.  My dad, from what I was told, was encouraged to sip a "few" and take a puff even younger than that.  In fact I myself was encouraged to take a puff at 7 years old.  In my father's day and age this kind of behavior was a form of entertainment for the adults, but certainly shocking for this this day and age, especially with all the messages flooding the media 24/7 addressing the perils of addiction and child abuse.

My father went on to marry my mother when they were both 21 years old. They were childhood sweethearts and grew up together in the same neighborhood, although my mother was, by comparison, financially deprived.  She may have been deprived of material comforts but she had an abundance of a supportive and loving siblings. Something my father never had.

Dad's uncle managed a local airport and taught him how to fly a plane.

When the war began he went into the air force and was awarded medals for his impressive service. 

Throughout history, war has exacted its toll on countless soldiers - my father was one of them.  While I was growing up life was a series of moving from place to place because my father could never hold a job.  Drinking was his demon and the demon always came first.  The demon had to be fed and it drank alcohol.  He drank away all the money my mother worked hard to make to help support us.  The demon eventually killed my father when he was 50 years old.  I didn't really mourn his passing - I was glad the demon was dead.  It has taken me many years to understand that the demon was never my father.  It was alcohol.  And I've forgiven him. Years of  resentment, anger and hate was replaced by love and compassion for that beautiful innocent baby in the magnificent pram who never really had a chance to grow into a man. 

It is now 2014, and that damned $385.37 premium has driven me to pull out a 94 year old leather box in my hall closet that contains my father's honorable discharge and the history of his life in hundreds of black and white photographs courtesy of Kodak.  What I was looking for was his social security number.  The insurance company needed it to find out if he was an insured by them.  I held my breath as I waited for the voice on the other end of the phone to give me the answer.  "No record of him," she said.  I expected as much.  But secretly I felt, or hoped,  that it was no coincidence that I was going to all this trouble taking this trip down memory lane.  It was as if my dad was trying to help me in some small a way that he never could do when he was feeding the demon when I was little, and when my mom worked so hard to feed three little girls.  Then the woman on the phone went that extra mile and referred me to another insurance company that she said, gave discounts to veterans...even if they were almost 100 years old. With the demon dead and gone, my father's spirit is now sober and alive and finally able to help his daughter.  I'm ecstatic not just because of the financial benefit, but I believe that this was his way to let me know that  he can now rest in peace knowing he is loved and forgiven. I'm very proud of him.

I pray for the dead.  It is just something I do.  I believe that their spirits live on to ascend to wherever it is they must karmic(ly) ascend to.  I believe in praying for them because it helps them, because just like us, sometimes they get stuck.  I believe my father has moved on to wherever he is suppose to move on to. Just like me.  I will continue to pray for him and them.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Where's My Good Karma?

Ever since June of 2013 people born under the sign of Cancer started to believe that there actually was a Santa Claus.  Every sign gets to enjoy a piece of the good karma pie at some time or another.  Right now  its been our lunar cousins who've been able to breathe a little easier ever since Jupiter entered the sign of Cancer.  Here's a few visuals that should resonate with them during their lucky transit, at least until July of 2014 when Cancer takes leave of this tenacious sign and moves on to the blue blooded sign of Leo.

They'll be free of this kind of least for now.

I wonder where Jupiter was for Mr. Martinez when this pic was taken

and we all know how this feels.

This one never fails to put things into perspective

Stay tuned...