Monthly Archives astrology: November 2008

Thanksgiving Dishes by Zodiac Sign

This will be a little late for most of you, but here is a very entertaining bit from with some tips on what to feed your zodiacal friends (use the rising and Moon signs as well as Sun signs for better accuracy).

You’ll learn that your Aries guests will arrive hungry, that Geminis like exotic foods.  Virgos are usually on food trips but will of course stay to clean up. and the Cancers in the bunch will not want to miss a course!

Then after dinner, let’s all focus on what we are grateful for since this will expand our experience and bring more of what we seek in our lives.  And for me, I have a wish that I remember to do this practice every day so that someday I’ll be really good at it.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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By |2018-07-15T10:09:44-04:00November 27th, 2008|Holidays, Sun sign astrology|Comments Off on Thanksgiving Dishes by Zodiac Sign

Saturn/Uranus: Innovation Center Put on Hold

I read this in the paper today and the astrological symbolism is just too perfect to ignore: called the Innovation Center (Uranus) which was to be built here in Chapel Hill as part of the new University of North Carolina campus extension have been delayed (Saturn) because of the slowing economy.

Innovation is a keyword for Uranus, and delay is Saturn’s hallmark so will not be surprising when over the next few years we see plans for all kinds of scientific innovation and research delayed with the two-year opposition cycle of Saturn to Uranus.  Saturn doesn’t always quash the plans of Uranus – sometimes Uranus forces Saturn to change and break free of old calcified patterns (Saturn) to seek something more authentic (Uranus), especially with Pluto in Capricorn where it is destroying old structures in order to build eliminate the forms that are no longer working for us.

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By |2008-11-25T17:17:52-04:00November 25th, 2008|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Saturn/Uranus: Innovation Center Put on Hold

Michael Vick: An Astrological Portrait of Frustration

Michael Vick plead guilty today to dogfighting charges at the state level after serving nearly a year for federal charges.  The horrific nature of these crimes, which as an animal lover I cannot bear to repeat in this column, led me to investigate his astrological chart (born 6/26/1980, time unknown, Newport News VA) to look for clues to his behavior.  I am in no way excusing the actions of criminals in this kind of chart research – Vick’s chart did not doom him to cruelty and he always had the choice to choose a different path.

The psychospiritual development of a human being is the result of a combination of the psychological and spiritual factors in the birthchart, the family environment, and the choices that we make at every moment of our lives.  The raw material in a birthchart will not help us to predict which individuals will become psychopathic criminals and a criminal may share a birthchart with a brillliant philanthropist.  It is easier to look back and see clues in the birthchart that can help to explain where the psychopathic behavior originates.

In the case of Michael Vick, his Sun is in Cancer, the sign of emotional sensitivity.  Cancer is a difficult sign for a man – its extreme sensitivity often does not easily find expression in most societies where men are expected to be strong and emotional sensitivity often becomes buried.  Obviously, there are many Cancer men who have successfully integrated the need for caring into their lives but for Michael Vick the Cancer is a starting point in an analysis of a personality which has not integrated this dynamic.

Jupiter (confidence and expansion) in Vick’s chart forms a harmonious aspect (sextile) to […]

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By |2008-11-25T17:15:31-04:00November 25th, 2008|People|Comments Off on Michael Vick: An Astrological Portrait of Frustration

Sunday Inspiration: Thoughts on Transformation

mountains” In a world of beginnings, middles, and endings, all beginnings force an ending. Beginnings push through middles and roll on to endings. And what do endings do? Does the energy of the event disappear?

No, it doesn’t. It goes on to be something new, re-forming in a new beginning, an endless, inexhaustible cycle of energy.”

~Ajahn Sumano

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By |2019-07-11T16:33:03-04:00November 23rd, 2008|Inspiration|Comments Off on Sunday Inspiration: Thoughts on Transformation