Monthly Archives astrology: September 2011

The astrology of prophets and holy beings

My friend Robert Wilkinson has an interesting article today in answer to a reader’s question whether prophets and wise people can be revealed from their birthcharts.  Before I go into Robert’s response I’d like to weigh in myself and say no – there isn’t any way we can look at a horoscope cast for a particular time and date and determine whether or not that person will be a holy being, wise person, prophet or sage.  In the same way, we cannot tell whether or not that individual will end up a serial murderer or world leader.

The birthchart is a map of potentialities, and what we do with it is dependent upon a number of factors: where the individual is in terms of his or her soul’s evolutionary process; the kind of environment into which he or she is born; the decisions and choices during the life experience that lead him or her down one particular path or another.

A powerful birthchart contains powerful components, whether it is the chart of a criminal or a holy being.  Generally there are strong outer planet configurations (involving Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) and while these transformative energies urge us towards the highest expression of human life, some individuals choose an easier path of blame and addiction instead.

Everything depends on spiritual Karma and personal development. In the former, if your Soul comes into life highly evolved, then it’s easy to tap into Higher Self expressions. However, as is the case for most of us, if your Soul comes in somewhat evolved with many unhelpful habits of personality to transmute, then you have to work on overcoming the negatives and turn them to positives before the elements of […]

By | 2018-03-29T00:50:31+00:00 September 30th, 2011|Astrology|2 Comments

The astrology of Ellen DeGeneres’ health scare


ellen degeneres health scareDisclaimer: I am not a medical profession and I have no medical training.  I do, however, have a special interest in the astrological analysis of health effects.

Ellen DeGeneres was treated on Monday for chest pains that began on Sunday.  Although she laughed off the pains on her talk show Monday, she was evidently sufficiently alarmed by them to call 911 during a meeting at the Warner Brothers Lot at 11:53 am on Monday.

shows that not only does she have the Sun in Aquarius, but also Venus and Chiron, all connected in a triple conjunction which means all three planets operate as one system.  The Sun combines with Venus to (usually) create a friendly and sociable personality that tends to be well liked by others.  However, the presence of Chiron, often called the “Wounded Healer,” in that system reflects the fact that her relationships have been her greatest wounders as well as healing forces in her life.

This system is opposed by Uranus, which is the planet of radical change and innovation.  Uranus is the revolutionary, and it is also associated with androgyny (hence the term “Uranian” to describe a “third sex” with neutral gender as described in this earlier article).  Uranus also rules electricity and electromagnetic energy.

Uranus is the ruler of the sign Aquarius, so the fact that Ellen’s Aquarius planets are opposed by Uranus (a “double whammy” in technical astrological terms” connects the Sun, Venus and Chiron to Uranian energy even more intensely than it would otherwise.

The Sun rules the physical heart in medical astrology, and the heart requires electricity to continue to pump blood and oxygen through the body, and when Uranus is tied to […]

By | 2011-09-28T10:48:37+00:00 September 28th, 2011|Health & Healing, People|3 Comments

Sunday inspiration: Make yourself miracle-ready

An inifinitude of miracles are waiting to emerge into your experience,

if you are miracle-ready enough to receive them.

Make yourself miracle-ready by giving up judgement,blame, attack, criticism, victimhood, obsession with yesterday or tomorrow, fear-based scripts or explanations and self-centered goals.

This makes your mind an open vessel for the love that will then flow into you and through you.

(Thanks to Azima for this quote)

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By | 2011-09-25T09:24:47+00:00 September 25th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

The astrology of the Troy Davis execution

Troy Davis astrologyDespite the efforts of Pope Benedict, former President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Congressman Bob Barr (R) and former FBI Director William Sessions, Troy Davis (born October 9, 1968, time unknown) was put to death for the murder of police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989.  At the time transiting Saturn was sitting on his Sun.

Mr. Davis’s innocence was widely proclaimed, not only by his supporters but also by seven out of the nine witnesses that testified against him at trial.  Mr. Davis’s case is not the only one where an innocent man has been put to death for a crime he almost certainly did not commit.   has a long list of convicted felons who were later exonerated, and here in North Carolina where I live the entire State Bureau of Investigation has been under investigation for errors ranging from incompetence to actual criminal behavior.

There are some interesting connections between the  chart of Mr. Davis and the (Sibley) chart for the United States.  The US chart contains an opposition between Saturn (testing and achievement) and Chiron (wounding and healing) that denotes the need of the nation to pay attention to the wounds that it inflicts on itself and others.  Saturn sits in the tenth house of the US chart, the house of the governmental body, where the “body of law” (Saturn) becomes of paramount importance at the expense of the truth, which we see with the presence of Neptune (illusion) in the ninth house of truth and ideology.

Mr. Davis  had an opposition of the Sun to Saturn, and his Sun sat on the Saturn of the US chart, with his Saturn sitting right on the US Chiron.  Mr. Davis was […]

By | 2011-09-24T12:05:19+00:00 September 24th, 2011|Crime|8 Comments

The Autumn Equinox: Sun enters Libra

Autumn Equinox 2011 The Sun entered Libra this morning at 5:04 am EDT (9:04 am GMT) , marking the Autumn Equinox in the turning of the wheel of the seasons.  The beginning of each season is marked by the entry of the Sun into one of the cardinal signs – the signs that initiate action.  (The cardinal signs are Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn.)

Libra is the sign of balance -under the influence of Libra we seek harmony between aspects of life that are dissonant.  At the sign of Libra we have just crossed the midway point of the zodiac, and at the season of Autumn we have crossed the midway point of the wheel of the year which begins in the spring with Aries.

The Full Moon that occurs nearest to the Autumn Equinox is known as the Harvest Moon because at the Equinox the last of the crops are brought in from the fields.  There is a sense of closing down the earth in preparation for winter and finding that balance between the indoors and the outdoors – the interior of our lives and the exterior world.

The astrological chart for the solstices and equinoxes are often used as a predictive tool for the next three months, and these charts are also used for weather prediction.  Because of the intense planetary alignments of the past few years the solstice and equinox charts have also been intense, and while the chart for this Equinox is milder than we have seen recently it still packs a punch.

Uranus and Pluto are still locked within three degrees of a “square” (90 degree) formation, the planetary dynamic that began this spring and summer and which will dominate the […]

By | 2011-09-23T05:12:06+00:00 September 23rd, 2011|Holidays|0 Comments
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