Wednesday, October 31, 2012

While the Moon is still in Taurus....

what do we know about Moon in Taurus.  It is practical, it is solid, it is focused on values. It can take a little bit and methodically add to it bit by bit until it is something solid.
I made a donation to the American Rred Cross  this morning. 

I hope some of you will do as well.  Remember it does not have to be a lot.   

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Abandoned House in Southampton, NY.

Hurricane Sandy is about to land somewhere along the Jersey Shore.  Right near the high tide on a full moon.   Gosh, where to begin?  

I hope the positive aspects of the full moon chart support people getting the help that they will surely need.  I hope that those who are in harms way got out or are safe.   I'm hoping the practical Taurus Moon supports everyone in being sensible.

In the meantime and this is secondary, Mercury retrograde on Election Day next Tuesday  probably speaks to Sandy.   Will there be electricity in some states?   Will all the polling places be working?  I sort of think not.   Mercury retrograde for sure.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

More Poltical Talk through Astrology lens

It gets heady but there is a lot of good information in this article by Joseph Crane.

You will find the full article over HERE.

Astrology Institute Newsletter: September 2012

By Joseph Crane

Special American Presidential Issue
Astrology Program September 2012 – A Mercury Retrograde Election – Obama and Romney – Many Predictive Indicators Examined
In the United States the Presidential season is upon us and is in its final months of greatest intensity. This is a tough contest between Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan vs. Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden. It’s time to look at the final lap and surmise its outcome. I will attempt to leave my partisanship and punditry behind and give sober astrological analysis using many predictive indicators for the Presidential candidates.
. Mercury goes retrograde on election night and this affects both men’s charts. Let’s look again at Obama’s and Romney’s natal charts: we know them better than before. Then I take on transits, secondary progressions, solar returns, and Hellenistic planetary period systems. I will compare both men by each predictive indicator and give some conclusions.
We must also factor in an unusual feature of American politics at this level: the usual fate of the unfortunate losers of U.S. Presidential elections. In Parliamentary systems, losing candidates for Prime Minister, if they wish to stay in office, are the leaders of the opposition party. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are now at the height of fame and importance, but three months from now one of them may be cast into the political wilderness. The Wheel of Fortune turns steeply for both candidates. This may help us make a prediction about who is more likely to emerge the winner in November

The Week Ahead

Full Moon Phase

October 29, 3:49pm

06 Taurus 48

Full Moon:  We make the needed adjustments on the things we planted. Usually emotions are up and running and for those people who perhaps did not utilize the new moon and the rest of the waxing moon, this is when emotions can get the better of us.  There can often be a big emotional break, for no other reason than to get back on track.   Some partnership will offer up some balance.  The moon is bright and full and there is no room for shadows, what is reflecting on you? 

Focus on:    How is money important in your partnership?  How is being practical a solution to finding balance?  How can hard work, discipline and no nonsense get your relationship online?    What is going on too long and just needs to be ditched?  In a real practical sense, what relationships are just no longer serving? 

Special focus:

10/30:  Sun sextile pluto: An energizing flow with accent on resources.   Letting go of the dead and moving on to the new.  

11/1: Venus oppose Uranus:   Sometimes our money and our love life and our values need an electric bolt.   Have we shown up for our partner too much?   Why aren’t they doing the work?   Or do we need to do more work because they have been doing too much?    Watch for bolts.   Watch the money piece.  

Disseminating Moon Phase

November 2 7:30pm

Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.   And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information. 

Focus on:      What are you sharing with others that helps them make connections?  Where are you being flexible?  Where are you getting advice from others that helps you see another point of view?  How are others helping you get your point of view out there?    How are sharing that you know how to pivot?


Taurus Full Moon

October 29  3:49pm EDT

Taurus Full Moon


“Raise your hand high if you are like me and you love Taurus Full Moon.”    Honestly, what is not to love when The Universe sends us a big chiropractor adjustment?   Taurus speaks to our values.    Scorpio speaks to death and rebirth.    On Scorpio full moon we have an opportunity to ditch things that are no longer in sync with our values.   The easy stuff is of course the clutter in our houses.  The more difficult stuff is within our relationships.   And this Scorpio full moon falls in the Libra lunar cycle which is all about relationships, including the one with self.    Where are we accepting nonsense?   Where are we exerting power?   Where are we afraid to show power?   On this full moon Saturn is in conjunction with Sun which simply says: walk your talk.   People focused on reality (Saturn) and practical application of their values (Taurus) and take no shit (Scorpio) will get this moon.


Scorpio speaks to life force.  It is our survival.   Use this full Moon to find your survival.   It speaks to you every day but perhaps you have not listened to it because of mitigating circumstances, like the fear that love will be removed from your life if you stand up for yourself?   Or maybe you have been a slave (there is a Scorpio word) to your job.  Is it time to risk a financial loss and stand up?   And how are any obsessions and compulsions (Scorpio & Taurus) undercutting your survival?


The Moon is in a beautiful trine with Pluto and sextile Chiron and the Sun trines Neptune.   We will be inspired (Neptune) to do what we need to do (Pluto) because it matters (Taurus)    Also, Mercury (Sag) trine Uranus (Aires) creates mental breakthroughs, meaning we ‘get’ stuff.   


Some of us know exactly where we are staying safe and small.   Perhaps giving up that which is more in sync with our values because we are afraid to say NO.   We don’t say NO because at our core whether we share it with anyone (or not) we feel we deserve scraps.   Who told us we deserve scraps?   Our history (Moon), our parents (DNA-Scorpio), our religion (Mercury in Sag) who told us this lie?  And why are we still believing it?   Take this full moon to remember you deserve more but as we all know, no two things can occupy the same space.   So what is it?  Are you going to stay small?  Or are you going to stretch and get out there and do the work that is in sync with your real values.   

Don’t bypass this wonderful opportunity provided the Taurus Full Moon.  



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This Week......

A wee bit tardy with the weekly reminder. 
We continue to be in First quarter moon today and then tomorrow it moves into Gibbous.

First Quarter Moon

October 21,  11:31pm EDT

Focus on:   What actions are you taking that speak to your executive abilities?  What about your relationships how are you managing them?  Are you working for your partner or is your partner working for you?  Where are you out of balance with your goals?   Are they too far reaching or do they not reach enough?  What about your partner, do they need to reach further or pull back?    

Special focus:
10/22:  Sun enters Scorpio:   Give your Scorpio a Gift Card.  They need it.  Even if they have money they still need you to give them a gift card. They are in a ‘put up or shut up’ mood.   Whether they say it or not. 

10/25: Sun/Saturn:  Tough day if you have been fuzzy about money and resources.   Great day to look at the world in black and white.  Grey does not serve.  


Gibbous Moon

October 25 4:17pm


We refine our information.  We pick and choose, we discriminate, we organize  to be ‘Virgo’ like.  We sort through details.  Have we missed something?  How are we sifting through the information?  Go back and make sure something hasn’t been neglected.  Refine our actions. 

Focus on:    How is spirit shifting the debate in your head?   You want more balance in your life but how do you resist it?  How is Spirit showing up and pushing the cause for balance?    What are you looking for in spirituality from your partner?

Special Focus:

10/28:  Venus enters Libra:  Gentleness, relaxing, letting others do the work while we find our muse amusing. 

10/28: Mars oppose Jupiter:  Actions that are based on beliefs will be supported.  Actions that are at odds with beliefs will be seen as fraudulent.   

10/29: Mercury enters  Sagittarius:   Here we go again with all of our opinions.    Lots to say but also a lot jokes and humor.     Mental bridges are made.

10/29: Mercury square Neptune:  Communication is cloudy.   Deceit is in the air.   Passive communication.   Hard to find the truth.     

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Presidential Debate Tomorrow: 3rd time the charm?

The final presidential debate takes place on Monday October 22 at 9pm EDT Boca Rotan, Florida. 

Sun in Scorpio,  Gemini ASC and of course Jupiter is in the 1st house opposite Mars in the 7th.      The Moon in Aquarius in the 9th house trines Jupiter and sextile Mars.  The Sun trines Neptune and Sun conjuncts Saturn (last week’s debate the Sun conjunct Saturn as well). 

I need to be honest and say that I am a bit confused by this chart.   The topic of the debate is foreign policy which is amply supported by the Moon in the 9th house.  Accent on things that are ‘foreign’ is also supported by Jupiter in the 1st.   Mars in Sag is a spiritual warrior, a true Crusader.  In addition to religion, Sag is also visionary.   Where are our wars taking us?  What is the purpose of our wars?   What is the bigger picture?   These are questions worth pondering under these aspects.  Especially, with the Moon in Aquarius making favorable aspects to both Mars and Jupiter.   Curiously, the last time Mars and Jupiter were opposite in these signs was in the hot summer of 2001.    It is interesting that here we are, eleven years later debating the wars that were activated late that summer.

The pressure of Mars and Jupiter has been throughout all these debates.   Now would be a good time to remind everyone about Jupiter’s righteousness.    He is THE planet of righteous (Next to Saturn) and god knows politics has been loaded with righteous indignation since before Caesar walked on Earth. We should expect once again a ton of ‘how dare you’ in posturing and tone even if it is not said.  

So, if so much of this debate chart supports the topic of the night, then why am I confused?   I am confused because I have a hard time believing the topic will stay on Foreign Policy.  I don’t think either candidate has the ability to stay on topic for 90 full minutes.    If history is telling, it would seem Romney will try to move the topic to the economy and Obama will try to move it to social issues.   Since driving the subject to their favorite topics would theoretically give each candidate more quivers to shoot.     But if they stay on topic especially with such supportive aspects they will curry favor with viewers.   If they shoe horn their own topics they may get blow back.  

Perhaps the tension provided by the Mars opposition Jupiter will be on Bob Schieffer keeping them on topic?  He is a Pisces who has Moon in Virgo so staying on track can be difficult.   Schieffer is experiencing a Jupiter Trine Mercury which is great for communicating.   Additionally, he has transiting Pluto trine Uranus which is very significant for the person moderating the last debate between the two men vying to be the most powerful man on earth.    He does have a wonky aspect with Saturn in a waning semi square with his Uranus.   This is a dulling aspect and a bit sobering.   In addition the debate chart with the Sun/Saturn conjunction could manifest with him trying to maintain control with a cold tone.   Of course, with Sun/Saturn, there are no short cuts, it is all about whoever has done their homework will rise to the occasion, if anyone has not done it, they pay price. 

What is most helpful to this whole debate chart is the fact that in the United States chart, the USA has Moon in Aquarius and on this debate the Moon is also in Aquarius making nice aspects with Mars and Jupiter.  There will be at least one or two things said on that stage by one of the three people that will relate to everyone in America.   


Saturday, October 20, 2012

I dunno... Scorpio?

I loved this story!  

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ted's Update

I got Ted Phillips latest update.   Ted is a financial astrologer and a very clever Cap indeed!

Here's part of his newslestter, Go to LINK for rest of it.

Greetings everyone,
The day in history that shocked the financial world was on August 15th, 1971. This was also referred as “Nixon shock.” Former president Richard Nixon, closed the gold window. The United States made it impossible for other nations to peg their currency to the gold standard, which was the underlying principle behind the Bretton Woods system. As a direct result of the economic policies imposed by the United States at the time, the gold standard was all but abandoned and the world’s major currencies began to float. The Nixon administration effectively “defaulted” on the United States’ long-standing debt obligations ending once and for all the Bretton Woods System.
In other words, August 15th, 1971 is the official day the U.S. dollar was no longer pegged to Gold and was now a free floating fiat based currency backed by nothing but the full faith and credit of the United States and its printing press.
Here is another interesting fact I came across during my research. According to a study of 775 fiat currencies by, “there is no historical precedence for a fiat currency that has succeeded in holding its value. Twenty percent failed through hyperinflation, 21% were destroyed by war, 12% destroyed by independence, 24% were monetarily reformed, and 23% are still in circulation approaching one of the other outcomes.”
“The average life expectancy for a fiat currency is 27 years, with the shortest life span being one month. Founded in 1694, the British pound Sterling is the oldest fiat currency in existence. At a ripe ..... go to link for rest of the read.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Presidential Debate Tonight

Presidential Debate  Hempstead NY

The third Presidential Debate is taking place later today in Hempstead NY.

This is a much different affair than the first debate two weeks ago and last week’s Vice President debate.    Those debates had a lot of ‘fight’ in them.   


The chart for tonight's debate is far less a ‘fighting chart’.  


This chart has Sun in Libra, Moon in Scorpio and Gemini rising.   If this was a chart of a man or a woman, they would be one smooth operator.   Fighting?  Nope.  They are too clever and too cool to put on their dukes and fight it out.     This is a chart where we will see diplomacy and smiling and probably some hidden undercuts.  

Interestingly the chart is perfect for tonight’s format.    This is a Town Hall format where the in house audience gets to ask the candidates questions.  This is not as likely an environment where candidate can be as strident as they were (or weren’t) in the other debates, because they are looking at JoeQPublic and answering their question not looking at the opponent.


Also tonight’s debate chart, has nice aspects with the Moon.  The Moon is the planet associated with the public and the debate chart has Moon Sextile Venus, Moon conjunct Mercury.   Honestly, with this aspect I wonder if it is a debate or a party?    Although, there is a quincunx between Moon and Jupiter which if I were consulting the candidates I would strongly suggest that they not reply to a personal question with a platitude answer.  It will fall flat with the public at home and may even ruffle feathers in the audience in the room.    


With the Sun conjunct Saturn, if anyone has not done their homework, they will be busted.   But if they are all tuned up then then it could be a night of everyone looking like authorities ---- The candidates, the moderator and even the audience.    Not that it will be a staid night.   There will be sparks given Mars trine Uranus but with Uranus in the 11th house and Mars in the 6th, the sparks and energy will come either from the audience’s questions or Candy Crowley’s follow up.    Remember the 11th house is the house of groups of people and 6th house is the house of workers.  Technically, the number one worker in the room is Candy.      Of course the candidates themselves may step up and ‘work it’.


Venus square Jupiter is probably the biggest hurdle in the debate chart.  Venus in Virgo in the 4th house square Jupiter in Gemini in the 12th is challenging.   Venus rules money & values.   In Virgo in the 4th, both candidates had better be prepared to answer questions that speak to money issues specifically for the regular American, the guy at home.    “I’ve been unemployed for two years, what can you do for me?”   If either candidate pivots to a general economy answer it will fall flat.  How well do the candidates understand costs for Americans will be revealed.   Given it is a square, I’m not sure either will gain ground.   Additionally, a gay marriage question is highly likely with this aspect.   Especially since Venus is love and in this chart, Jupiter rules the 7th house of partnerships.      Of course, Venus connects to women issues.   And Jupiter in the 12th connects to religion.    Virgo speaks to health and workers.   Gemini speaks to synthesizing different opinions.   Both Virgo and Gemini are a nervous energy.     Additionally, Jupiter can speak to immigration.    With the square it could make it difficult for either candidate to make their point without looking like they are pandering or just give nervous answers.
If you want to see how the candidate’s chart’s compare with tonight’s event go to PoliticalAstrology.
Candy Crowley is a Capricorn with Moon in Scorpio.  She does have Jupiter sextile her Pluto which probably speaks to the large audience who may be seeing her for the first time.   She is in a slow build of Uranus square Sun (exact in November) which may push her to break free of some rules but Saturn conjunct her south node in Scorpio which makes me think she will reign back any renegade energy.  
I'm walking away from this debate chart sensing a draw for everyone.      

ETA:   Well, here we are two days out from the debate and we're still talking about "Binders of Women"  and Candy Crowley fact checking Romney.     Like I said, That Venus Square Jupiter was the bitch aspect in the chart.  And I think issues that are still being discussed speak to that aspect.  Together we say, "gawd yes."

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Libra New Moon 2012

Libra New Moon
October 15, 2012
8:02am EDT

Ah, it is going to be an interesting Libra cycle.  Will we make the decisions we need to make? Or will we hang out in "I can't decide"?    Ah, the conundrum. 

Go HERE for the full article.    



Libra is the second air sign of the zodiac and as we know Communication is the mandate for all air signs.    With Gemini, the first air sign, our conversations are all around us.  We are talking to our siblings, our close friends, maybe a neighbor or two, sharing a fun gossip.   Now when we get to Libra we are talking to our partner.   We are looking at the other person across from us and finding ways to come together.   We are negotiating; we are finding the spot in between our two hearts and two brains.    


Libra’s ruling planet is Venus which (among many things) connects us to love, appreciation, money and values.    However, Libra is not mushy and overly romantic.   They do long for things that are nice and even keeled however they are not pushovers.   Hardly!   In fact they can be quite aggressive when they think something  is…“Not fair”     They have a propensity to bitch about things not fair in their life and they’ll bitch about things not fair in your life and the neighbor’s life and their cousin’s life and their co-worker’s life….”fair, not fair, fair, not fair…”  It is constantly on the tip of their tongue.    Of course, they are right that there is a lot of stuff in life that is not fair.  Some of it we can do something about and some of it we cannot.   What drives Libra crazy is figuring out which is which.   


In Search of Balance


At the core of Libra are the scales of balance.   They are always in search of equilibrium.   They feel lost if they can’t stick their hand out and feel another person.  Not to be cozy but more to find themselves through the other person.   They need to discuss much.  “Should I get the black car or the blue one?”  “Should I go for a raise before or after the third quarter numbers?”  They can be excellent negotiators when they want for themselves and for others.  They can be excellent lawyers.    They also have great ideas to help others find balance.  “If you ask me, you need someone to babysit one day a week so you can get your alone time.”     When they are excelling they are standing up, negotiating and finding a perfect balance of their needs while respecting and understanding other’s needs.    Unfortunately, when Libra is lame they are wildly co-dependent, giving up a lot just to maintain a relationship.  Even a lousy relationship.  And then they also can give up on things that they shouldn’t give up on because they superficially judge it as too much work.   Ah, cue the Clash, “Should I stay or should I go.”       

Go HERE for rest of article.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

May we all be Cancer with Moon in Aquarius

102 years old going on 52.   Please watch.  

Have zero idea of her time of birth but I looked her up June 26, 1910 and I know she is a Cancer with Moon in Aquarius.    Sun conjunct Pluto.  Moon trine Pluto.   Jupiter sextile Mars and Jupiter Square Sun....that might be the car stuff. 

I will bet she has Sag Rising.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I didn't see

the whole VP debate.  But I do believe I was correct on this point earlier in the week when I wrote:

Going back to the Moon for a minute. Moon will be squaring Mars, conjunct Venus, trine Pluto and trine Saturn.

In the debate chart the moon rules the 3rd house of communication and when I look at all this pronounced Moon stuff I cannot help but think that this puts the light on Martha Raddatz the moderator.

Moon is a female planet and typically we think of it as ‘mother’. Moon in Virgo is a critical Mom. Moon in Virgo square Mars in Sag is an opinionated critical mom. I think Martha is going to be wildly in charge of this debate and will hold both candidates feet to the fire. I would be blown away if she sits back and doesn’t bust either one of them on any hyperbole. She is also a seasoned foreign affairs reporter and has spent more of her life in warring countries than either candidate. My guess is she won’t be shy to remind them (Remember that Jupiter in the 1st house) of her background. And since Saturn and Venus are favorably aspecting the Moon along with Pluto trine Moon--I can’t help but think the audience will be supporting her. Maybe she is the participant playing the depth card?

Surprise, surprise, Martha is an Aquarian with Moon in either late Aquarius or early Pisces (we don’t know her time of birth). My guess is that she is probably something like 29 Aquarius or early Pisces and will be getting an opposition from the Moon in Virgo. She also has Uranus (building) in conjunction with her Mars right now. This is a once in a lifetime aspect but in Martha’s case it went over her Mars in April, it goes over it again the week of the election and then it goes over it again around the inauguration in January. Clearly this debate has gravitas in her chart and her future. And maybe the country’s future? Pluto and Chiron are also aspecting her moon but since we don’t know her time of birth we can’t say for sure what is the dates of those aspects.

"Planets are a girl's best friend".....

Diamond Planet: '55 Cancri e' Orbits Sun-Like Star 40 Light-Years Away, Astronomers Say

LONDON (Reuters) - Astronomers have discovered a planet twice the size of Earth made largely out of diamond which is orbiting a star that is visible with the naked eye.
The rocky planet, called '55 Cancri e', orbits a sun-like star 40 light years away in the constellation of Cancer and is moving so fast that a year there lasts a mere 18 hours.

Discovered by a U.S.-Franco research team, its radius is twice that of Earth's but it is much more dense with a mass eight times greater. It is also incredibly hot, with temperatures on its surface reaching 3,900 degrees Fahrenheit (1,648 Celsius).

"The surface of this planet is likely covered in graphite and diamond rather than water and granite," said Nikku Madhusudhan, the Yale researcher whose findings are due to be published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters.

The study - with Olivier Mousis at the Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planetologie in Toulose, France - estimates that at least a third of the planet's mass, the equivalent of about three Earth masses, could be diamond.

Diamond planets have been spotted before but this is the first time one has been seen orbiting a sun-like star and studied in such detail.

"This is our first glimpse of a rocky world with a fundamentally different chemistry from Earth," Madhusudhan said, adding that the discovery of the carbon-rich planet meant distant rocky planets could no longer be assumed to have chemical constituents, interiors, atmospheres, or biologies similar to Earth.

David Spergel, an astronomer at Princeton University, said it was relatively simple to work out the basic structure and history of a star once you know its mass and age.

"Planets are much more complex. This 'diamond-rich super-Earth' is likely just one example of the rich sets of discoveries that await us as we begin to explore planets around nearby stars."

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ruby Slipper Astrology

What a nice write up by Ruby Slipper on trine between Saturn and Neptune.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Vice Presidential Debate

The Vice Presidential Debate


This week the 2nd Presidential Debate is scheduled to take place on October 11, 2012 at 9pm EDT in Danville KY and this time it will be the Vice Presidents in the center ring. 


First of all we know that both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are scrappers.   Pundits are pretty confident that both of them are going to come into event like prize fighters entering the ring.   Fists up.  


Paul Ryan’s chart can be found HERE:


Joe Biden’s chart can be found HERE:


(Note time is probably a guestimate by Biden). 


For a read on each candidate’s chart and how it plays against the chart of the debate go to Political Astrology.



Above you will see I have posted my own chart for this week’s debate.   Looking at transiting charts I see some interesting things.     


I don’t need to tell you that this debate will be different from from what happened in Colorado.

First of all, Biden and Ryan are different animals than their elevated partners.   No shit.    But more interesting to me is that the debate in Colorado in Mountain Time Zone gave the debate chart Aries rising, which was begging for a fight.   Don’t believe me?  Do you not have any Aries in your life?   The thing Aries energy likes more than anything is someone telling them NO so they can fight through it.    Also begging for a fight was Moon in Taurus oppose Mars  in Scorpio.     I have done plenty of charts of people with Moon oppose Mars and  here is their to do list:   Wake up, shower, get in fight, drink coffee, get in new fight, drive to work , get in fight and well you get the picture. 

Obviously, no one told Mr. Obama that the chart was begging for a fight.  Which was to his detriment.    What was also interesting is that Jupiter in Gemini was in the 3rd house and clearly reflected by the huge  60 million viewers who tuned in.  And of course the next day all 60 million of them were political pundits giving their arm chair analysis of the event.  And they all judged it correctly.     

With the Danville debate chart we will be revisiting the fighting environment:

Moon Square Mars:  Moon in Virgo (“It’s the facts, Man”  vs  Mars in Sag “It’s the judgment, Man” )

Mars in the 7th house will clearly show that these men are fighting for their partner (7th) house and are going to tell America the truth (Sag Mars).  Emotions will be HIGH. 

One thing I find extraordinary is all the good aspects to Mercury.  Mercury sextile Venus, Mercury sextile Pluto, Mercury trine Chiron.  

Everyone will be on their game.  Even if they are not on their game they are on their game.  Communication will be coming out of this event that will speak to everyone.  And I don’t know why I bother saying this but Mercury is squaring the MC so, yes, it will be as partisan as one could expect no matter how lofty they try to appear.      

Moon conjunct Venus softens some of the rhetoric.  My guess is that both men will bring the human element to the debate.    There will be a plethora of anecdotes of real life Americans who are experiencing this issue and that issue.  “Mary in Cleveland told me…” ,  “Bob in Virginia Beach told me…”     

Moon is on waning Trine with Saturn but still in effect so the details will undoubtedly be there.  And if any candidate does not provide facts and details the absence will be noted (greatly).  I actually think there might be too many facts given given all the sixth house planets.

And Moon is in trine to Pluto (applying) so depth, depth, depth is desired.   Whoever plays the depth hand or at least is perceived as playing that hand will score big points.  

I think it is interesting that in this chart Jupiter will be in the first house versus the 3rd house(last debate).   Everyone and their brother know that amount of viewers will be less than the first debate (that’s just how it goes historically) but curious this debate is focused on Foreign Affairs which of course speaks to Jupiter.   Jupiter is in Trine to Sun so this is a debate worth having and all are interested in it.    And it goes without saying exaggerations will be a plenty with Jupiter in the first.   How much they exaggerate will be talk of the pundits for days. 

Going back to the Moon for a minute.   Moon will be squaring Mars, conjunct Venus, trine Pluto and trine Saturn.

In the debate chart the moon rules the 3rd house of communication and when I look at all this pronounced Moon stuff I cannot help but think that this puts the light on Martha Raddatz the moderator.     
Moon is a female planet and typically we think of it as ‘mother’.  Moon in Virgo is a critical Mom.     Moon in Virgo square Mars in Sag is an opinionated critical mom.     I think Martha  is going to be wildly in charge of this debate and will hold both candidates feet to the fire.    I would be blown away if she sits back and doesn’t bust either one of them on any hyperbole.     She is also a seasoned foreign affairs reporter and has spent more of her life in warring countries than either candidate.   My guess is she won’t be shy to remind them (Remember that Jupiter in the 1st house) of her background.   And since Saturn and Venus are favorably aspecting the Moon along with Pluto trine Moon--I can’t help but think the audience  will be supporting her.    Maybe she is the participant playing the depth card?

Surprise, surprise, Martha is an Aquarian with Moon in either late Aquarius or early Pisces (we don’t know her time of birth).   My guess is that she is probably something like 29 Aquarius or early Pisces and will be getting an opposition from the Moon in Virgo.     She also has Uranus (building) in conjunction with her Mars right now.   This is a once in a lifetime aspect but in Martha’s case it went over her Mars in April, it goes over it again the week of the election and then it goes over it again around the inauguration in January.  Clearly this debate has gravitas in her chart and her future.    And maybe the country’s future?   Pluto and  Chiron are also aspecting her moon but since we don’t know her time of birth we can’t say for sure what is the dates of those aspects.   

The chart for the Democratic Party which you can find here:

We see that in this chart transiting Saturn continues to oppose Venus.  The first hit was on October 3 and the second hit is on October 11.   Okay, back in August I thought this was about women and or money.    But at that point I was not following the dates of the debates.   Had I know that the first hit was the first debate and the second hit was the second debate I would have connected the dots between Saturn/Venus and the debates.   Just for sport I think I will put up the solar fire description of Saturn oppose Venus and you do the math:

This is a time of great tension in your relationship with your partner, usually prompted by changes in your partner's attitude or life circumstances. Your partner may be demanding that you change past behaviour or old habits. Although this may be difficult for you to cope with, you would be wise to consider your relationship seriously and wait patiently for the basic truth of the partnership to emerge. If the relationship has become merely an outer shell with no substance it may well break down. However, if it is a good relationship the love will emerge once the superfluous relationship patterns have been discarded.

When we look at the Republican Party Chart which you can find here

we see a beautiful aspect by Uranus which rules TV and it is a (building) beautiful sextile with Venus that started during the last debate and will continue to build all month to October 28.    The good showing by Romney at the last debate plays into this aspect.    Will it be enough to ride over Saturn conjunct Pluto of the party chart exact on election day?   I am inclined to think not.    

Finally, looking at the chart of the United States (Sibley)

Uranus has been squaring the USA’s Jupiter all year.  It was exact on April 19 and will be exact again on October 14 and finally one more time on February 18, 2013.   The last time this occurred was between May 1928 and March 1929.   Who will be our new Amelia Earhart or Mickey Mouse?    Does this have any bearing on the debates?   I’m not sure but I do know that Herbert Hoover got elected during the last one.  Google Hoover and learn more.  

Also in the USA chart we have transiting Jupiter trine natal Saturn coming into focus near the last debate and exact the week of the election and again next April.     And we have the pair doing a similar nice tango when this time it is Saturn trines natal Jupiter on November 24,  May 31 and August 14 2013.   I think this could be good economy business news.  New opportunities are certainly highlighted.   Also supporting the economy even further is Saturn trine Venus Exact on October 31st.    This aspect also will be in effect big time on the last debate and definitely will be a factor at the time of the election.    
Lots to ponder after the fireworks in Danville KY. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Looking Ahead

We begin the week with with final quarter. 

Last Quarter Moon Phase

October  8 3:33am EDT

Focus on:   Where does your family fit into your daily life?  How do you define family?  How do your emotions move you each day?  How do they speak to your schedule?  How much of your calendar is swayed by family and by feelings?   Does it serve or not serve you?    

Special focus:

10/9: Sun trine Jupiter:  Great communication with partners.  Great agreements.  Bridging with another.

10/9 Venus trine Pluto:  Resurrecting love and caring.   Values feel fresh. Love feels fresh. Money feels fresh.

10/10: Mercury sextile Pluto:  Mentally feeling renewed and refreshed.  New communication is rooted in being practical while also being executive and seeing the big picture. 

10/10: Saturn Trine Neptune:  Being practical about resources is rewarded by the universe.  Mysterious offerings are supportive.  
Then at the end of the week we move into Balsamic.  Honestly, I think I prefer the balsamic phases of the mutable lunar phases more than any other signs.   There is something about those mutables that my brain is exhausted and needs a break. 



Balsamic Moon Phase

October 11 10:48pm EDT


Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new. 


Focus on   We release our need to micromanage.  We release our critical nature.  We release our OCD.  We release our need to see, taste, feel, hear something in order to believe it.         


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Today Jupiter; Tomorrow Saturn


Today Jupiter turns retrograde and tomorrow Saturn goes into Scorpio.    Big changes are in store for us.

Today at 9:18am (EDT) Jupiter turns retrograde at 17 degrees Gemini and by the time it turns direct on January 30 it will have traveled back to  6/7 degree of Gemini.  *
Remember Jupiter is the largest planet in the zodiac and it acts like a huge magnet wherever he goes he attracts a mega lot.   In Gemini he is pulling together information from all over the world.   Huge amounts.   We are all getting an avalanche of data; even those of us who work like a dog to avoid gossip are getting pulled in.  The input is coming at us a million miles an hour.   Now with the retrograde we get to slow down and ask, “What do I really want to know or care about?”   We have the next four months to sift through the stuff that is meaningful and important.  Having this direction shift occur in Virgo lunar phase is another reminder that if we are overwhelmed with too much information and we  have lost our way with our bodies, our schedule and important details we will be relieved by the retrograde motion.  
Again, the universe is sending a message it is important to take care of our I’s and the T’s and not get lost in meaningless conversations.  The cruise ship that is our life is getting a push.   What information is important to our goals?  What is meaningless?  Do we know the difference?  Why or why not?   By the way, globally, the next four months will be putting journalists through the ringer.  All eyes will be on them especially if they screw up the facts.  


And then tomorrow (10/5) at 4:34pm Saturn moves into Scorpio.  Lordy.   Have we not all had enough of Saturn in Libra?  For the last two and half years we have had our eagle eye on our relationships.   Not just the husband/wife/girlfriend/boyfriend but ALL relationships.   The actual ‘relating’ has been under supervision.  How do we relate?  How do we find balance?  How do we negotiate?   That is the work we have been doing since 2009.   Now, with Saturn’s move into Scorpio we are beginning an entirely new journey.   Saturn the taskmaster, it is where we build fences and walls, it is our bones in our body, and it is where we are disciplined.   In Scorpio we are going to dig and tunnel, we are going to put on our ‘spy’ hats, we are looking under rocks and poking in places in search for resources.  Loans from banks fall under Scorpio’s jurisdiction along with sex and intimacy.   All of these are resources because they make us alive again.   That feeling you get when you have just had fling or a real moment of intimacy or how about that check that has been owed to you finally arrives in the mail?    It is Death and rebirth.   
The last time Saturn was in Scorpio was in 1983-1985.   At a cursory look at a time line, I’m struck by Reagan announcing defense plan called Star Wars; Soviets shoot down Korean Air, US Embassy in Beirut bombed.   Huge poison leak at Bhopal, India, PG-13 label created.  Famine in Ethiopia and Bob Geldof and the famine relief concert, Mikhail Gorbachev calls for Glasnost and Perestroika.  The Wreck of the Titanic is found.

It is not a light and breezy time when Saturn treks through Scorpio.  Personally we will all be looking at anything that feels ‘dead’ and what can we do to make it feel alive?   There will be focus on sex, tax, debt, loans, banks and rebirth.  How do we find power?  Do we look for it way outside of us?  Or do we know how to empower ourselves in nurturing way?  And more important do we know how to trust the universe and our gut and jump without a net?   Not too worry.  If we don’t feel like jumping and trusting at the beginning of the cycle we will by the time we get to 2015.   It is a challenging period but we’re ready for it.   Watch to see the dead stuff we get rid of between now and 2015.   Again, our little cruise ship is getting this current pushing on it's starboard.    Where is our ship taking us? 

 * revised 10/6  A poster noted I wrote 1 degee not 6/7 degree. Thank you!  You were correct.  I am not sure where I got 1 excep to say some of my notetaking is scrated the weirdest paper on my desk.   Including super small postets.