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...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Think Christie has a Chip on his Shoulder?

One can't help but hear the name Chris Christie  all over the airwaves.  He's being accused of being in on a scam that shut down the lanes of the George Washington bridge in order to create a four-day traffic jam to punish a local mayor who failed to endorse him in last year's election.

I don't know if its true or not and quite frankly I'm really not interested except that all this publicity began to make me curious.  I mean now with the the spotlight on him I couldn't ignore my feelings about him.  Why do I find him so unappealing?  Why does he rub me the wrong way?  Why do I feel like punching his lights out? I'm not particularly proud of how I react to him.  I would like to love and appreciate everyone...but sometimes, well its really a challenge.  So naturally I was driven to check out his birth time. What stellar influence was causing me this agida?

Was it because of his obvious weight problem?  I had to answer no to this question.  There are a lot of overweight people who don't evoke the same feelings in me.  So I took to the ephemeris and checked out the planets for the day of his birth.  It seems there is no birth time on record for him but I was able to get his day of birth.  Christie was born on September 6th, 1962.  So I looked for the obvious hard aspects that might validate his annoying personae.

His Virgo Sun conjuncts Pluto - This aspect is commonly found in the charts of people who need to be in control. These planets in Virgo indicate that little things mean a lot to Chris.  Jupiter just magnifies this personality trait.  So I feel its safe to say that Chris would not be able to hide the fact that he is a control freak and a bit of an arrogant egomaniac.  I mean,  there would be no room for human error with this guy.  I think its safe to say its his way or the highway.  A lost paperclip would be enough to send him into a tail spin especially since his Mercury, planet of communication squares aggressive and forceful Mars.  Tongue lashings are like a walk in the park for this guy. Christie considers every political debate his own private boxing ring where his lightning quick comebacks act like a fighters left hook.  In my opinion Chris Christie is so defensive that if you looked at him cross eyed he'd be ready to throw the first punch.

Christie's planetary karma seems to have had quite an affect on his appetite as well, but I'm not going to go there right now.  I just don't think its fair to hit a guy when he's down.  


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Attention! Watch for Stereotypical Sun Sign Quotes and Behavior Patterns

We've all heard them.  Those predictable excuses and  responses made by our spouses, co-workers, friends and relatives.  So I've compiled a little list for some of the most predictable one's like this one:
"Women just don't like me, I much prefer the company of a man than a woman."  (just click on the link for the answer)

Now for my next victim ... it wouldn't even occur to this duplicitous sign,  man or woman,  to offer an excuse for lateness. When they finally arrive (after an hour or more) they will work overtime using their cleaver tongue and wit to get you back into their good graces.

Out of nowhere, while having dinner with this beautifully accessorized sign you'll hear a whisper "What's that smell?"   Answer.

Practice observing people's behavior (after asking what sign they are) and a whole new world will open up. You might even be able to predict how your relationships will turn out.  

Psst! When they ask about their sign.  NEVER give them more than a one sentence answer.  For instance when an Taurus says "Tell me about my sign", just tell them they have exceptional appreciation for the culinary arts and enjoy cooking.  Keep the other stuff you find out by observing in your arsenal.  Astrology acts as an umbrella and protects you from those annoying personalities that appear like raindrops on a cloudy day.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Upside and Downside of a Jupiter Transit

On June 26th, 2013 Jupiter entered the maternal and domestic sign of Cancer.  He will complete his transit in Cancer on July 16th, 2014 then start his heavenly sojourn in the noble sign of Leo. Jupiter will provide abundance, good fortune, and an optimistic outlook onto this moody water sign. He will also bestow some opportunities for good fortune on to some other signs of the zodiac but the amount of luck received will depend on the person's ability to perceive and use those opportunities.  By contrast, when Jupiter conjuncts a person's sun sign it's like a bucket of four leaf clovers have been dumped right on top of their head. So if you are a Cancer now you know the reason things have been going so well for you.

Here are some possible benefits you Cancer's could expect:

1.  Getting that long awaited mortgage
2.  Your house sells for the asking price
3.  Making new additions onto your existing home
4.  Taking long journeys to visit family members abroad.
5.  Getting your degree in the culinary arts
6.  Business is great!
7.  Inherited your family's home

Here is the downside of Jupiter in your sign:

Unwanted weight gain.  Dieting can be a real challenge when Jupiter is in Cancer.  When Jupiter is in our sun sign we feel good.  We usually diet because we feel bad.  For those of you who are having a hard time passing up those second helpings it will be a lot easier to control yourselves when summer comes around.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


What do the water signs do better than the other nine signs of the zodiac.  If feel, sense and intuit were your answers you were correctomundo. 

Cancer's are ruled by the moon and as the phases of the moon go, so go their emotions...especially when its full.  If you think the moon has an impact on the tides just think what it can do to the average adult human who is made up of approximately 65% of the life giving liquid.  Babies actually average out with more at approximately 75%.  No wonder babies cry a lot.  They are loaded with emotions and no way to verbalize  them.  So Cancer people are feeling people, and how their feelings manifest themselves will  coincide with with the cycles of the moon.  Now you know why your Cancer spouse, child, friend or boss has a reputation for being moody. Cancer's follow their gut.  They make decisions based on how they feel about them.  Not like an air sign who makes decisions based on what he thinks.  Water signs find the air signs to be cold and unfeeling and the fire signs to be self centered. Not all the time mind you - these insights always become  more noticeable when we're having a bad day.

Scopio always carries a pair of shackles...just in case you were thinking of leaving.

They just can't help themselves.  Scorpio's were born in the season when everything living is dying around them.  Its no wonder they feel they need to control the nature of things, they want things to stay as they are, but being the fixed sign that they are, they'll certainly die trying.   The thing they are most afraid of is being alone and losing the things and people they want the most but their controlling ways seem to have a way of  manifesting  the very thing they are most afraid of - abandonment. Scorpio's are not particularly good with Leo's.  In fact I think that would be a match made in hell.   They do seem do do well with Aquarians though and I tend to think its because of the Aquarian's emotionally vacant personae. 

Pisces - feels responsible for the abandonment theme that runs through all the water signs.

This sensitive emotional misunderstood sign is the compassionate healer, artist, musician  of the zodiac.  As kindest sign of the zodiac Pisces identifies with the suffering of humanity.  He identifies with those who are misunderstood because he himself often was born into circumstances in which he experienced what it was like to suffer either personally or as a witness.  The ruling planet Neptune allows Pisces to escape from the harsher realities of life.  Every Pisces has his or her own way of escaping from a world where human suffering is the norm.  The life of an artist is probably the most creative outlet  for a Pisces because of the artists ability to portray the images of emotion on canvas. A mystic would be another example of a Pisces vocation.  Nurses and others who work with the sick and downtrodden is another example.  Their soul's desire is to remove or transcend the material world.  Pisces would do well to steer clear of a Sagittarian unless he wants to be forced to look at the world without his rose colored glasses. 

There is an abandonment issue running throughout all the water signs.  Cancer is always prepared for a disaster because his sensitive nature can always feel an  impending disaster coming on; Scorpio because of his very nature often brings about the abandonment he fears; Pisces the victim feels responsible for the abandonment.

All signs can get along with all signs.  Without differences of outlooks and opinions us humans would never learn.  These examples are what would be expected for ordinary humans interacting on our inevitable bad days and when the differences rear their ugly heads.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Calling all air signs! How ya feelin?

Whatever you do don't ask an air sign how they are feeling.  Feelings aren't really their mode of transportation.  Air signs live in their heads where ideas, concepts and curiosity live. Its not about feelings for these guys - its all about what they think.

A Gemini's mind is always busy investigating his immediate environment.  You can find him busy shopping for the latest big sale, scouring the local paper for topics of interest, rummaging around the attic for information to quell an infernal curiosity or simply translating a homework assignment into a different language.  There isn't enough information in the world for Gemini's, their curiosity is simply an inborn reflex.  If a Gemini knows you are with holding information it will drive him nuts. He will pick at you as if you were a scab until his curiosity is satisfied.

And if you make him angry enough his evil twin will surface and bite your head off. Often accused for being superficial this sign can't help a penchant for keeping up with appearances. You're not likely to find a Gemini looking like an unmade bed, especially if he knows he'll be facing an audience. Gemini males are notorious for their horrendous tempers.  Gemini females are more than capable of  unleashing their inner evil twin, but in my opinion they can't compare to their male counterparts.  Gemini's get along best with other air signs, like themselves - Libra and Aquarius.  They also are more comfortable with the fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

And now for the most charming sign of the zodiac - Libra.  This air sign is the quintessential hostess or the host of the zodiac. They are compelled to keep their world balanced and in harmony. It is no coincidence that this sign is ruled by the planet Venus which rules beauty and love.  All the air signs have one thing in common though, they don't do mushy or gushy.  Rather they enchant like a Libra, seduce with words like a Gemini, or impress you with science like an Aquarius.  Libra's are more comfortable with the idea of love and romance rather than the expression of emotion. A steady diet of air will make the emotional water signs feel emotionally deprived. Libra's are relationship oriented.  They always think in terms of another. Their desire to bring peace and harmony to others is exactly what makes them so accommodating.  When it comes to decision making though Libras can literally become paralyzed. It is not at all  uncommon for a Libra fiance to take forever to walk down the isle. The need for balance always makes them see two possibilities.  But when they finally do decide on a course, they'll run right over their own grandmother to get them there.  

Anyone who's ever had a long term relationship with an Aquarius might have felt a little something like the photo above.  This sign is the friendliest sign of the zodiac but gets a D- in emotional and sensitive. As long as you don't mind living with a person who can be in the same room as you but make you feel as though your the only one in it, have no fear you're probably made for each other. Because of Aquarius' astrological predisposition to detachment this sign is the perfect one for working for humanitarian causes. When it comes to making a difference and working to help humankind, there is tremendous work to be done and emotions are best left at the doorstep. So if you find yourself wondering how you wound up with a friendly iceberg its probably because you love that your Aquarius is helping to make the world a better place.