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Saturn Rx in Libra: Facebook relationship news

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In Libra, Saturn likes to codify relationships.  Saturn after all is the planet of structure and form, and Libra is the sign of relationships and connections. Saturn turned retrograde a few weeks ago, so it is now appearing to move backwards from our point of view here on Planet Earth, turning our attention back to areas of life that need tweaking and realignment so that they can be most effective.

So it’s not surprising that Facebook took this opportunity to adjust its definition of relationships, adding  “civil unions” to the list of relationship status options.

And for those seeking relationships, a new app makes it easier to pounce on the newly single.  Meet the Breakup Notifier, your new friend in the dating world, which will tell you when your chosen crush breaks up with their significant other.

Wherever Saturn travels, he demands that we face the reality of the world in which we live, and in the sign of Libra he creates challenges for relationships, but also urges commitment and defined alliances.  It’s comforting to know that Facebook is our ally on the path to relationship success!

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By |2011-02-22T07:25:12-05:00February 22nd, 2011|Relationships|Comments Off on Saturn Rx in Libra: Facebook relationship news

Facebook, our wired world, and Uranus at the 29th degree

virtual worldAn article in Wired online magazine entitled “Facebook’s Gone Rogue” embodies the mystical fog (Pisces) between the wired and the “real” world of information (Uranus)  that we have seen accelerate since Uranus entered Pisces in 2003.

Uranus is the planet that takes a radical departure from the conventional, but it also rules the higher mind as well as technology.  Under the influence of Uranus in Pisces the presence of the Internet has become more and more ubiquitous as the boundaries between the wired world and our brains become less distinct.  This blurring of boundaries is associated with Pisces, and Uranus is now at the very last degree of that sign, preparing to enter Aries at the end of the month.

The first smartphone was developed in 1992 and released to the public in 1993, just in time for the entry of Uranus into Pisces.  The smartphone enabled the eventual portability of the internet so that smartphone owners could stay connected virtually (no pun intended) 24/7.

Over the past couple of years, Facebook has become the primary means of blurring the distinction between online life and personal life, as well as the distinction between that which is personal and that which is private.  In its purest form, Uranus is completely transpersonal.  It has no sympathy for emotional connections or distress – it seeks a world where everything operates in perfect efficiency and reason. At this writing Facebook has over 400 million members, and claims that these members spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook.  I myself can attest to this!

However, all is not rosy in the Uranian world where everything is equal and life in virtual reality approaches perfection.  The 29th degree of a […]

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By |2021-11-26T07:46:06-05:00May 11th, 2010|Future Shock|3 Comments

Blogs are no longer cool, teens say

TwitterA new study has found that young people are losing interest in long-form blogging, as their communication habits have become increasingly brief, and mobile. Tech experts say it doesn’t mean blogging is going away. Rather, it’s gone the way of the telephone and e-mail — still useful, just not sexy.

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Not sexy!  That’s just cruel. :)

The sample used was of kids aged 12 to 17 years old, many of whom are in the group that was born when Uranus and Neptune were conjunct in the sky back in 1992-1995 or so.  The minds of those kids work differently – they are extremely imaginative and creative, and many of them very intuitive as well.

I don’t suppose this will affect my readership any, because my Facebook page stats report that none of my fans are less than 17, and only 3% are under 24 with 13% between 25 and 34, with the majority of my readers being over 35.

It’s true that the heady experience of posting one’s every thought and experience on a personal blog fades quickly.  I had a personal blog for about six months, but find Facebook a much better outlet for my own personal daily news.  But I am a bit disturbed by the trend away from reading and from a curiosity about the world that reduces everything to a Facebook or Myspace entry.

You can actually find me on both Facebook and Twitter.

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By |2010-02-04T09:11:51-05:00February 4th, 2010|Life|Comments Off on Blogs are no longer cool, teens say

Musings on the recent Venus Retrograde

The Venus retrograde period (March 5 to April 17) was greeted with great trepidation by some astrologers and the readers who follow them. Venus is generally known as a beneficial planet, but when retrograde she can challenge our relationships and force us to look below the surface at what motivates us in our interactions with others.

There was a large number of mass murders (eight?) during the Venus Rx period, and most of those were connected to disappointment and resentment of family members and spouses.  Fortunately, it’s a very small number of people who experienced the self-examination of the Venus Rx period in this manner, but many people wrote to me of their experiences dealing with friends and loved ones.

I was not exempt from this process, and much of my Venus Rx experience was facilitated by Facebook which I joined after much resistance (I already spend way too much time online!!).  But through Facebook I found a couple of old friends who I had just lost touch with because we never found each other and as it happened, both of them made visits to where I live during the Venus Rx period so we were able to reconnect.

There were some challenging moments, such as the time I asked one friend why she had broken up with me 15 years ago (we had since made up, but never addressed the cause of the breakup).  I wasn’t very happy with the answer (Chiron was also squaring my Venus at the time) and it caused me some distress as I vacillated between anger (how could she misread me so badly?) and shame (how could I have hurt her feelings so carelessly?).  But in the end a resolution occurred that has already improved our connection.

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By |2019-11-10T19:39:07-05:00May 2nd, 2009|Relationships|Comments Off on Musings on the recent Venus Retrograde
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