Monthly Archives astrology: January 2010

This Full Moon is a Supermoon

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The Full Moon on January 30st will be a very interesting event – so interesting that it’s getting its own radio show entitled “.”  It’s not only a powerful Moon astrologically, but it’s at perigee, meaning it’s at its closest proximity to the Earth.  This is why it is so big and beautiful, but it’s also more powerful now.  says it’s the biggest Full Moon of the year, and astrologer , who coined the term “Supermoon” as far as I can tell, predicts “an increase in coastal flooding due to higher than usual tides, a gaggle of strong storms with high winds and heavy precipitation (triggering inland flooding), and of course an up-tick in moderate to severe seismic activity (including magnitude 5+ earthquakes as well as volcanic eruptions).”

This Full Moon will stoke the fires of our inner aggression and challenge us to direct that fire wisely. The Moon is in the fire sign of Leo – the sign of expressing the Ego and expansion of the Self. The Leo Moon conjoins Mars, also in Leo, and opposes the Sun and Venus which are both in the impersonal (or transpersonal) sign of Aquarius.

The theme of this Full Moon is that of balancing the shadow of the inner fire for self-direction with the solar conscious principle of fairness and justice for all. This balance is not easy to achieve, but we have in the chart of this Full Moon the additional aid of a harmonious sextile between Pluto (transformation) and Jupiter (philosophy and Truth). We are certainly aware that our personal desires (Moon/Mars) are conflicting with what we know to be necessary in order […]

By | 2010-01-29T15:56:12+00:00 January 29th, 2010|Moon|Comments Off on This Full Moon is a Supermoon

Conspiracy corner: The end of swine flu hysteria?

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ve heard me ranting for just about a year now about the hysteria being manufactured over the swine flu.  When Chiron (health and healing) conjoined Neptune (spirituality but also illusion and delusion) beginning last February when they made a close approach, and then again in May and June when their conjunction tightened to within 14 minutes, anxiety over the swine flu escalated. Yet all of the statistics I was observing continued to show that the swine flu was actually less dangerous than the seasonal flu.

We are now in the middle of flu season, and the swine flu has virtually disappeared from the news, leading some to launch an investigation into the World Health Organization’s misleading the world through building panic around the globe that put .  In fact, European governments are canceling orders of vaccines and attempting to sell their leftover stock back to the pharmaceutical companies, and India has asked WHO to explain why they manufactured the swine flu threat to benefit the drug companies.

Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, said in an i “The governments have sealed contracts with vaccine producers where they secure orders in advance and take upon themselves almost all the responsibility.  In this way, the producers of vaccines are sure of enormous gains without having any financial risks. So they just wait, until WHO says ‘pandemic’ and activate the contracts,

This is what I said back in April 2009 when I wrote:

Evidently I’m not completely crazy.  My research uncovered from back in February which reported that Baxter International […]

By | 2010-01-28T08:20:02+00:00 January 28th, 2010|Health & Healing|Comments Off on Conspiracy corner: The end of swine flu hysteria?

The Saturn/Pluto square approacheth

The square from Saturn to Pluto is one of the more challenging planetary dynamics due to the bad rep both planets have for being the Lord of Karma (Saturn) and the Lord of Death (Pluto).  Saturn used to be the Lord of Death until Pluto came along, so you can see that these are not the most warm and fuzzy planets to encounter, especially when they are in the challenging square, or 90 degree, aspect to each other.  You may want to for more information on this planetary dynamic.

The first phase of the current Saturn/Pluto cycle occurred back in mid-November with relatively benign effect, considering the fact that the opening square of the cycle in 1993 coincided with the Oklahoma City bombing, and the opposition cycle in 2001 brought us September 11.  But this second phase which culminates on January 31st has been rather more severe, with a devastating earthquake in Haiti that occurred when Saturn and Pluto were less than one degree from their exact square followed by a second earthquake of 5.9 magnitude on January 20th as the square from Saturn to Pluto tightened to a half degree.  More on the Haiti earthquake and .

Earthquakes and earth changes have long been expected during Pluto’s passage through Capricorn, the sign the governs the structure and foundation upon which we build our world, especially when Uranus, planet of breaking up the status quo, begins to challenge Pluto in a square.  But the earthquake in Haiti has done more than create devastation; it has forced us as a global people to examine the roots of poverty and political oppression that have turned Haiti into such a tragic nation.

Saturn and Pluto aren’t vengeful gods like Jehovah – they just […]

By | 2010-01-27T09:22:29+00:00 January 27th, 2010|Planetary cycles|1 Comment

Avatar Blues

I haven’t yet seen the film Avatar so I can’t comment personally, but evidently some fans are reacting with depression and suicidal thoughts after seeing the film:

James Cameron’s completely immersive spectacle “Avatar” may have been a little too real for some fans who say they have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts after seeing the film because they long to enjoy the beauty of the alien world Pandora.

On the fan forum site “Avatar Forums,” a topic thread entitled “Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible,” has received more than 1,000 posts from people experiencing depression and fans trying to help them cope. The topic became so popular last month that forum administrator Philippe Baghdassarian had to create a second thread so people could continue to post their confused feelings about the movie.

“I wasn’t depressed myself. In fact the movie made me happy ,” Baghdassarian said. “But I can understand why it made people depressed. The movie was so beautiful and it showed something we don’t have here on Earth. I think people saw we could be living in a completely different world and that caused them to be depressed.” …

“Ever since I went to see ‘Avatar’ I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na’vi made me want to be one of them. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it,” Mike posted. “I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be rebirthed in a world similar to Pandora and the everything is the same as in ‘Avatar.’ “

So is it the film Avatar that is causing this depression and despair at the […]

By | 2010-01-25T09:23:49+00:00 January 25th, 2010|Consciousness|Comments Off on Avatar Blues