Thursday, August 18, 2016


My reading this morning was for a Gemini rising like myself  "Wow", I thought. "How lucky could I be? This  reading will almost be like talking to myself."  But it was better than that.  You see, we all know that the more readings you do, the better you get at it because you always learn something new. Well today was one of those days.  I think everybody who is familiar with my work knows that I use Wolfgang Dobereiner's Munich Rhythm Theory system.

As I was preparing for my appointment last night I noticed an aspect that I couldn't quite get a handle on.  It was Uranus conjunct Pluto.  Uranus = extreme sudden change and Pluto=control, power or even something as explosive as a bomb, I just couldn't' grasp or integrate to my satisfaction how my client experienced these two energies.  So I referred to Dobereiner's book Patterns of Experience in the Astrological Diagnosis and Homeopathic Treatment of Illnesses and found his observations:

"The birth itself is preceded by a delusion or deception:
The mother, in love with someone other than the child's father, must carry and give birth to the child of someone "unloved"

"(In extremely rare cases) the husband or partner is deceived into believing that he is the child's father; the mother suffers from (possibly repressed) feelings of guilt."

"(frequently) the mother feels that she has been deceived in her hopes and ideals by the child's father, and must carry and give birth to the child of a man she (perhaps subconsciously) rejects".

So I asked my client if he could relate to these observations.  He was blown away.  He told me that there was always a question in his mind as to whether he was his father's son.  His father has been dead for many years, and his mother lives in another country. Both mother and son enjoy an open and honest relationship.  He plans to ask his mother about his suspicions on his next visit,

It is not enough to simply read Dobereiner's observations, it is how he breaks down and reaches the kind of conclusions such as the one example I gave here.  It is just one of many why I consider Wolfgang Dobereiner to have been  one of the greatest minds in astrology.

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Someone forwarded me an email that was published on the Planet Waves blog.  I found it to be such a fine example of excellent interpretive astrology that I decided I'd step aside today and let readers enjoy it. Please go to:

I chose this photo of Mr. Trump.  Can you guess why?  Hint: Gemini (twins)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Saturn to Earthlings: Get Your Ass in Gear

Ever since it took its final leave from Scorpio back in September 2015, Saturn, AKA the cosmic cop of the zodiac is now visiting the more agile signs of the zodiac.  It took a test drive into the sign of Sagittarius in December of 2014 just to get its feet wet.  Apparently he had some unfinished business and  headed backwards into Scorpio again just before the 2015 summer solstice. After having his fill of sun and fun he passed the baton to Sagittarius. So if you were you born under the sign of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces, my sincere condolences to all of you mutable sign earthlings. You've all got to be on your best behavior.  Karma demands it.  We all have to grow into our best selves.  What better way than to listen to the expert Saturn.  Rewards will follow.

If born under the sign of the twins you are probably noticing that you're being called on for every decision, misspoken word, written or otherwise.  Remember that document you innocently signed without looking at the fine print?  Whether signed with a simple Bic or Mont Blanc don't be surprised when that signature comes back to bite you.  Oh, and need I remind you about disagreeable siblings?

Everybody knows Virgo's have an eye for detail, a tendency towards hypochondria, and the urge to clean anywhere people can't see.  Be careful you don't hurt yourself chasing pesky impossible-to-see dust mites. Virgo is the landlord of the sixth house of work, health, pets and daily routines.  It shouldn't be hard for organized and thorough Virgo to second guess that demanding boss, or keep your favorite pet healthy and pest free. Remember the adage "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Don't skip your regular doctor visits. These areas are highlighted for you until December 2017.

Sagittarius will find the transit of Saturn the most frustrating transit, given the sign's penchant for freedom at all costs.  Freedom without adhering to rules can lead one right out the door and out of a job.  This sign has to remember that not everyone wants to hear the truth.  It's a good idea to keep your nose to the grindstone and keep your opinions to yourself.  Until 2017 that is.  Then you can let her rip!

The sign of Pisces will also find work to be unrewarding or demanding.  It may be difficult to be appreciated during this period while Saturn is making a hard aspect to your sacrificing sun sign. Helping out is is one thing, being taken advantage of is another.  Things will look brighter after Christmas 2017 when all your hard work will be seen as accomplishments for the greater good.

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.