Astrological Musings

The astrology of Pete Buttigieg

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Next in the list of profiles for the Road to 2020 series is Mayor Pete.  There’s something about Mayor Pete for everyone to relate to.  He’s smart (Harvard magna cum laude grad and Rhodes scholar), is conversant in seven languages, he’s a devout Christian, he’s a dedicated family man (married to his male partner so ok, maybe not everyone).  He’s being called a Millennial, but astrologically he is technically at the tail end of the Pluto in Libra generation, Gen X.  He plays guitar and piano.  He is arguably the most well-rounded candidate in recent memory.

We don’t have a birth time for Mayor Pete – his book quotes him as being born at night and astro.com and Astrotheme suggest a time of 9 pm, but I’m rather particular about birth times and if we don’t know it to be true I would prefer not to use it.  He was born at the very last degree of Capricorn, and his Moon at night, per his autobiography, would be in Sagittarius, the sign of optimism and faith.  This Sagittarius Moon would bestow the confidence that he would need to continue to pursue his goals.

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The 29th degree of the Sun is significant – rather than being on the cusp of the next sign, it actually marks the end of a process.  It is considered to be the weakest point of the cycle of a particular sign, and in fact there begins to be some bleed-through into the next sign since around age one the individual’s Sun will progress into that next sign for the following 30 years.  There is a sense with 29th degree people that they are completing a karmic assignment, for better or worse.

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By |2019-09-19T06:35:24-04:00September 18th, 2019|Politics|4 Comments

Planetary news this week! Jupiter/Neptune and some healing

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The faerie dust of the Jupiter/Neptune dance culminates this week, on September 22nd.  While our modern idea of fairy dust sounds lovely and charming, like the glitter that we pour over ourselves when we go to a party to make ourselves more spectacular, faerie dust takes us into the faerie realms where we can get lost in the mists of magic.  Remember the old tales about the wanderers like Rip Van Winkle who stumbled into the realm of Faerie and disappeared for many years? That is the effect of this dance with Jupiter and Neptune.  It began in January 2019, and completes in September.

During this week and possibly part of next week, we may be faced with an unpleasant reality from which we have tried to hide. Jupiter and Neptune are supremely creative so this is a wonderful time to create art, or write, or simply expand your senses as you lose yourself in the magical beauty of a sunset or a beach or a forest.  But it is also a time when we are more prone to delusion and seeing things as we want to see them, rather than as they really are.  We can navigate this time most effectively if we utilize these magical energies to create real magic in our lives, rather than only in our minds.

Chiron applies some pressure to heal and release old wounds on the 16th and 17th.  This could bring up painful memories or exchanges with loved ones, all in the name of letting go and releasing old wounds that bind us in patterns that we no longer need.  Breathe, release, find lovingkindness where it can be found.

The 19th-22nd brings a burst of energy […]

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By |2019-09-16T07:13:20-04:00September 16th, 2019|Planetary news this week|2 Comments

Sunday inspiration: On being alive

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.

Because you are alive, everything is possible.

Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”

Life is a miracle, and being aware of simply this can already make us very happy.

Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death.

Everyday we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child – our own two eyes. All is a miracle.

Thich Nhat Khan, Living Buddha, Living Christ


The Pisces Full Moon that we just emerged from featured a confluence of the Virgo/Capricorn earthy connection to the physical world, while the Pisces Full Moon and the square from Jupiter (expansion) to Neptune (transcendence), the traditional and modern rulers of Pisces, inspired a more ascended impulse and an opening of our spiritual centers.  Finding balance between these two polarities can be a challenge, but this writing from Thich Nhat Khan so brilliantly describes how we can bridge those polarities to emerge fully integrated into a deep experience of the joy of living in a body while simultaneously reaching […]

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By |2019-09-14T19:09:29-04:00September 15th, 2019|Inspiration|0 Comments

This month’s Pisces Full Moon and the road to bliss

The Pisces Full Moon on the 14th harmonizes with Pluto for a turbo boost of creative inspiration along with personal empowerment and growth.  Under the Pisces Full Moon, the imagination and inner wisdom of Pisces takes precedence over the mundane details of everyday reality of the four Virgo planets.  Pluto is a powerful ally in this endeavor, applying pressure to encourage transformation and a deepening of our true connection to our inner wisdom. Pisces tends to be somewhat passive, preferring to bask in the glow of transcendence, but this Full Moon chart includes a strong Mars aspect as well to activate the normal passivity of the Pisces energies.

Mercury and Venus are both at the last degree of Virgo, completing their passage through the sign of details and the everyday and teetering on the cusp of Libra where the energies shift to more refinement and a greater sense of balance and equanimity as we begin to integrate the polarity of opposites into the experience of wholeness.

This is a time to bring more fairy dust into your life – to plan a day or two, or three, of creativity and to truly appreciate the beauty of the world around you.

The final phase of Jupiter square Neptune is in play, and while our creativity is high, attention to detail may be somewhat lacking.  In times such as these we have to tune in to our inner voice and allow our intuition to guide the way.  The Pisces Full Moon energies can help with this!

Some things to think about to help you to get the most out of this Full Moon:

  • How can I let go of some of my preconceived notions that keep me from experiencing […]
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By |2019-09-12T20:34:07-04:00September 12th, 2019|Moon|0 Comments

Saturn and Pluto conjunct South Node: The day of reckoning

(Bloom County Comic) Accounting for misdeeds comes in all shapes and sizes.  I accidentally stepped on my cat’s tail and have to beg for forgiveness.   You say something insensitive to a friend and apologize for that misdeed.  But this year we have seen the exposure of some enormous misdeeds and the need for the accounting to set the scales of justice in order.

Ever since March 2019 either Saturn or Pluto, and sometimes both planets, conjoined the South or descending lunar node.  The Nodes of the Moon, as many of you know, are like directional signs pointing the way from where we’ve come (South Node) to where we are headed (North Node).  There is a quality of fate with the nodes; a sense that the direction of our journey is already charted and of course this is true to some extent.  We can’t change our natal chart and our basic characteristics, and that North Node is always beckoning to us as a focus of personal growth.  But along the way we make choices and these choices can change the course of our lives for good or for ill.

Saturn is a personal planet and operates in the personal realm, challenging us to face our responsibilities and work diligently towards our goals and often testing us in various ways to increase our emotional and physical endurance.  Pluto is a transpersonal planet; its influence can be more ruthless in its pressure to create and support personal transformation.  Saturn makes things hard, Pluto can break us or make us.  With both of these planets  pressuring the South Node of the past, it’s no wonder that there have been personal crises and revelations of a very public nature as […]

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By |2019-09-11T08:25:33-04:00September 11th, 2019|Life|9 Comments
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