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Kids say the darndest things, explained by astrology

In this hilarious article a NY teacher collected funny things her students said and posted them on Instagram. I decided to make this a teaching moment by taking some of the funniest ones and creating an imaginary astrological profile!  Enjoy.  😀

“I’m just going to put all the boys that want to marry me in a line and do eenie meenie miney mo.” Chloe, 4 years old.
– Sun in Aries, Venus in Libra, Mars in Scorpio

“I’m happy on the inside, I just don’t want to talk about it.”  anonymous, 5 years old.
– Saturn conjunct Taurus Sun

“If I don’t eat my snack right now I don’t think I’m going to make it.” anonymous, 6 years old.
– 
Sun, Mars, Mercury, and Jupiter in Cancer square Ceres in Capricorn

“I can’t swim today, I just got a haircut.” anonymous, 5 years old
– stellium of six planets in Libra

“He looked at me so he’s my boyfriend.”  Opal, 5 years old.
– Sun, Mars and Venus in Scorpio with Aries rising

“I’m afraid of school because I’m allergic to people. Kai, 5 years old.
– Sun/Ascendant in Pisces conjunct Saturn

“Why does it have to be called a question Mark? Why can’t it be called a question David?” David, 5 years old.
– Gemini Sun with Leo rising

“Sweatshirt, that’s not a present!”  anonymous, 3 years old.
– Sun in Capricorn, Libra rising and Aries Moon. 

“I don’t know what it is, but every time boys look in my eyes they fall in love with me.” Moselle, 6 years old.
– Libra rising and Venus in Libra, Scorpio Moon

“I need a break from my feelings right now.” Enya, 7 years old
– Virgo Sun with Moon conjunct Jupiter in Pisces. 

“I don’t need to learn to type.  I’ll just be signing autographs when I grow up.” anonymous, 10 years old.
– Leo Sun, Leo […]

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By |2020-01-18T14:47:59-05:00January 18th, 2020|Astrology, Life|0 Comments

Live-in relationships and the sixth house

sixth houseEvery Friday I dig into the archives for something interesting to share with you. This post has been updated from an earlier article.

A great article from Jeffrey Kishner illustrates the flexibility of house rulership in the astrological world of symbols.  It’s easy when we’re studying astrology to become rigid about certain things, like house rulers.  For example, we tend to always put relationships in the seventh house of marriage and partnership.  But relationships can fall under quite a few houses:  casual romances in the fifth house, making a home together in the fourth, sexual intimacy and joint financial ventures in the eighth, creating a business together in the tenth, and developing a solid friendship in the eleventh.

But when we’re living with someone else, the mundane realities that we find in the sixth house come into play.  As Jeff writes:

So much of a long-term relationship is the sharing of life on a day-to-day basis. The mundane, daily activities — grocery shopping, fixing up the house or apartment, taking the kids to soccer, reading the paper — are 6th house activities. They’re routine.

The routine can be comforting — it is often what draws people into relationships (e.g., “I want someone with whom I can share my bed every night”) — but it can also be stifling. Perhaps the question of whether an affair is “real” is whether this relationship can survive the 6th house experience. If you leave your boyfriend/husband for your lover and move in together, the habits might be different, but this is also when many of his flaws become apparent — those habits that annoy you.

The little details can be endearing, or they can drive you crazy.

Of course, you don’t have to live together […]

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By |2020-01-16T18:31:46-05:00January 17th, 2020|Life, Relationships|2 Comments

Friday repost: Spirit and Fate in the astrological chart

Every Friday I dig into the archives for something interesting to share with you. This post has been updated from an earlier article.

Art by Willow ArleneaArt by Willow Arlenea

The ancient Greek term “daemon” has come a long way from its original meaning as guardian, guide or higher self,.  The term “demon” gained a malevolent bent in the early books of the Old Testament as nasty creatures who caused disease and plagues, and in the New Testament, they were considered to be angels who had fallen from grace and turned to the dark side.

For Plato, the daemon or guiding spirit was chosen by the soul before each incarnation. For most people the daemon was thought to be an unconscious guiding force, but the occasional enlightened beings were said to be able to communicate with their daemon. In ancient Egyptian astrology, the daemon was said to be symbolized by the Sun sign. Iamblicus, student and teacher of ancient mysteries (280-330 CE) wrote: “”For whether these arts are knowable or beyond comprehension, yet the aura or emanation from the stars brings the daemon to us, whether we ourselves are cognizant of it or not.” These ancient sages wrote before the age of monotheism limited the role of the divine in the lives of men and women, and offered a more personal concept of deity.

The question of fate versus free will is an ancient one, and astrology has been used for thousands of years to determine one’s fate and thereby avoid the painful process of self-discovery. Until the emergence of the outer, or transpersonal planets over the past few centuries, Eastern and Western schools of astrology all taught that one’s fate was preordained by the stars and […]

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By |2020-01-16T18:29:33-05:00January 10th, 2020|Life|1 Comment

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|10 Comments

Millenials: The loneliest generation

A new article by Vox News reports that 30% of the age group commonly referred to as Millenials (described in this article as age 22-38, corresponding exactly to the period when Pluto was in Scorpio, is lonely.

22 percent of millennials in the poll said they had zero friends. Twenty-seven percent said they had “no close friends,” 30 percent said they have “no best friends,” and 25 percent said they have no acquaintances.

This 30% loneliness figure compares with 15% of the Baby Boomers born under Pluto in Leo, and 20% of those born under Pluto in Virgo.

Pluto spends between 12 and 20 years in each sign, and the generations born under these signs share certain qualities, although they are not the same.  The Baby Boomer generation, born under Pluto in Leo, generally share some Leo qualities of creative self expression and a relentless desire for joy.  Generation X, born under Pluto in Virgo, share some Virgoan qualities of service and self-effacement.  In my article on Saoirse Kennedy Hill I discussed the challenges of the generation with Pluto in Sagittarius.

The Millenial generation, born when Pluto was in Scorpio between approximately 1981-82 and 1995-96, share Scorpionic qualities of intensity and a deep understanding and familiarity with the notion of the end of life, an understanding where there are no illusions, no false optimism.  Every individual is different, but this generation generally won’t surround themselves with large number of friends and will count themselves lucky if they have one or two close friends with which to share their secret fears and personal dramas.

Vox also reports that “in a 2016 paper, researchers in Germany found a peak of loneliness in a sample of 16,000 […]

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By |2019-08-07T07:40:32-04:00August 7th, 2019|Life|6 Comments