1.15.21. Breaking the chains

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As Mars, planet of aggression and drive, interacts over the next few days with Jupiter (freedom) and Uranus (radical revolution), it will trigger that Jupiter/Uranus square and inspire some radical reactions to any kind of oppression or restriction.  This will play out with some difficulty on the global stage, but in our personal lives it could have the effect of shaking us out of anywhere we have felt stuck and unable to move forward with a dream or idea of change.  These alignments will really be in effect until January 26th or so, and during this time we may feel restless, unable to sleep, easily irritated or frustrated, etc. (Details: Mars square Jupiter, Mars conjunct Uranus, Jupiter square Uranus.) 

There are no exact planetary aspects today, but the Moon enters Pisces at 5:17 pm EST which will soften the edges of the intensity for a day or so.  This is a wonderful opportunity to temper the more radical energies floating about, and help us to think more creatively and imagine new alternatives and new ways to swim around obstacles rather than burn them up.  😃


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By |2021-01-15T08:05:34-05:00January 15th, 2021|Planetary cycles|3 Comments

The Astrology of Prince Harry’s Revelations

Prince Harry astrologyIn a series of recent interviews, Prince Harry has revealed some of his innermost thoughts and feelings, something very unusual for the normally strait-laced Windsors of Britain.

Harry’s chart is loaded with the element of Earth – Sun in Virgo, Capricorn rising and Moon in Taurus.  Practical, grounded and anchored in the material world, Earthy people tend to be very responsible and understand the necessities of position and place in the world.  Yet in his youth, Harry was known as the mischievous child, forever pulling pranks on those around him and in school was constantly in trouble, according to Diana’s letters (published posthumously).

Mars in Harry’s chart is in the freedom-loving sign of Sagittarius and widely conjunct Uranus, planet of the rebel. The conflict between this iconoclastic rabble-rouser and the earthy pragmatism is a challenging one and in a conflict like this we often project one side into outer life.  Because Harry was brought up in the tightly controlled environment of British royalty, this need to be responsible to the British people appears to be a strong professional motivator and in fact, the planet of responsibility, Saturn, sits right on the Midheaven (the point of career and public life).  But this Uranian/Sagittarian side inspires him to create change in the monarchy; to modernize it for the 21st century.

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Harry’s chart shows a challenging opposition between Chiron (wounding and healing) and Uranus (electromagnetic energy field).  This aspect is quite common in those born between the mid 1950s and the mid 1980s, but no one else alive today has it.  Individuals with this chart dynamic are typically extremely sensitive energetically and born healers.  They have […]

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By |2019-11-10T19:09:06-05:00June 28th, 2017|People, Psychology|7 Comments

The astrology of the Penn State scandal

On November 4, 2011 a grand jury indicted Jerry Sandusky, former assistant football coach at Penn State University, on 40 counts of sexual abuse against young boys.  Evidently these assaults or advances had been going on since 1994 despite the knowledge of other officials with the football team.

What is even more shocking is that Sandusky apparently used a charity that he founded (The Second Mile) to find the young boys (aged 11-14) for his misadventures which he is now calling “horseplay.”  Sandusky is married and he and his wife adopted six children and fostered many others before founding the charity. I am not a qualified psychologist, but the fact that Sandusky was able to continue this double life for nearly 20 years without detection would seem to suggest some sort of psychological pathology.  Let’s see what his chart says:

Jerry Sandusky (born January 26, 1944, time unknown, Washington Pennsylvania) is a double Aquarius: both the Sun and Moon are in that sign of rational thinking and reason.  We don’t know his birth time so we can’t tell his ascendant which would tell us more about his personality, but the Sun in Sandusky’s chart is opposed by Pluto (obsession, compulsion and experiences that transform us).  In their highest form the stress and challenges of Pluto/Sun aspects empower us and strengthen our will.  In individuals who are less self-reflective, this aspect can suggest an individual with deep-seated power issues and compulsions.

The kind of intense drama that is necessitated by Pluto/Sun aspects can be very difficult for Aquarian types who tend to dislike being dragged into the underworld of emotional chaos, and sometimes there is a split in the personality as a result.  This split can manifest as someone who […]

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By |2021-03-02T19:25:51-05:00November 15th, 2011|Crime|2 Comments

Aries New Moon April 3, 2011

Aries New MoonMuch of this article is taken from the Planetary Illuminations for April. Aries is self-directed, with a purity and innocence that can elevate us out of the realm of ego and into an experience of pure Self. What is it you need for yourself now? This is the question asked of the Aries New Moon, especially since it is tightly aligned with Jupiter, the planet of our opportunities.

The New Moon on April 3 is at 13 Aries and contains some powerful planetary alignments. New Moons mark the beginning of a new lunar cycle, and the Aries New Moon is a time to reach deep into the heart of your desires and see what is most important in order for your own direction to unfold.

There are six planets in Aries right now, so the aggressive and instinctual force is particularly powerful and will overcome the more gentle Piscean influence of the other planets. In addition, Mars (Aries’ ruler) is exactly conjunct Uranus at the New Moon, accelerating the urgency to break free of any restrictions that bind us.

It appears that this will not be all that easy a process though, because the New Moon and Jupiter are opposited by Saturn, the lord of limitations and constriction. Saturn is the balancing force here, keeping our feet on the grounds and ensuring that we honor our responsibilities. This could feel more like repression and confinement, and perhaps the frustration of delays and disappointments in accomplishing our desires. Saturn’s goal is not to make us miserable, but instead to ensure that we have undergone adequate preparation so that our ventures will be a success.

This is a bit of a “two steps forward, one step back” time, with […]

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By |2011-04-03T06:49:15-04:00April 3rd, 2011|Moon|1 Comment

Mars meets Uranus

No scatalogical jokes please!  But check out this post by Astrofix about Mars/Uranus aspects, if only for the image which is a fantastic representation of Uranian energy.

Mars represents energy and enthusiasm and desire, as well as the anger and rage that can be stored if that energy and enthusiasm and desire are blocked in some way.  This is a great collection of Mars/Uranus keywords, including:

Disruptive force. Sporadic action. Eccentric actions. Klutzes. Independent actions. Independent force. Rebellious actions. Rebellious energy. Controversial assertions. The courage to act independently. The courage to do your own thing. Shocking anger. Shocking violence. Unpredictable angry outbursts. Reckless. Irresponsible. Accident prone. Unconventional desires. Daredevils. Thrill seekers. Extreme sports. Obnoxious behavior. Spastic. Quick actions. Instant action. Instant force. Sudden actions. Emergency workers. Crazy energy. Exciting energy. Sexual excitement. Needing exciting sex. Needing physical excitement. Needing to feel electric attraction. Electric energy. Electric sexuality. Nervous energy. Jittery. Technical ability. Unpredictable actions. Contrariness. Doing the opposite of whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing, even if it’s not in your own best interest. Doing the opposite because following orders is intolerable. Having the courage to go your own way. Asserting your individuality. Fighting the status quo. Extreme selfishness. Acting without approval. Leading the rebellion. Fighting on behalf of the underdog. Actions that provoke others. Fighting for independence. The ability to act outside of what society expects. Acting like a weirdo. Bizarre behavior. Restless. Fidgety. Inability to sit still. Easily bored. Needing new and exciting experiences constantly.

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By |2018-07-15T09:45:03-04:00October 15th, 2010|Astrology|Comments Off on Mars meets Uranus
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