Astrological Musings

Michael Lutin Profiles for Forbes!

I’m just amazed at how much REAL astrology is getting into the mainstream. Automobile insurers discussing drivers by sun sign, Vanity Fair publishing a from Michael Lutin who has written a sun sign column for them for years.

(thanks for the tip!!), profiling 10 billionaires from the Forbes List:

So what does the year portend? Last year, Warren Buffett gave much of his fortune away, pledging $31 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. But as a Virgo “worker bee,” in Lutin’s words, Buffett just might keep raking in money through his Berkshire Hathaway (nyse: BRKA – news – people ) holding company and other investments. (nasdaq: AMZN – news – people ) chief Jeffrey Bezos may have government regulation in his future, warns Lutin, while Oprah Winfrey, he thinks, should try something new–both for her own good and for the sake of the rest of us. Apple Computer’s (nasdaq: AAPL – news – people ) Steve Jobs starts off this year in the spotlight, not all of it welcome. But stockholders and Mac fans can rest assured that he’s fired up to “keep the wolves at bay,” Lutin says.

In Pictures: 2007 Horoscopes For 10 Billionaire Business Moguls
The birthdays on our list are spread throughout the year, from Bezos, a Capricorn, to Sagittarius Steven Spielberg. But it’s not just about the star sign and a handful of set-in-stone characteristics, Lutin is quick to point out. Pisceans, for instance, often get a bad rap as lazy. But Steve Jobs is “living proof that Pisceans don’t just lie around in a hammock waiting for the end of the world,” he says. Sumner Redstone, meanwhile, didn’t get where he […]

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By |2007-01-07T23:08:00-04:00January 7th, 2007|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Michael Lutin Profiles for Forbes!

Poetry for the Galactic Center

I doubt that Rilke had the Galactic Center in mind when he wrote this poem, but it certainly seems a vivid description of what we know of the G.C.

Art from

Center of all centers, core of cores,
almond self-enclosed, and growing sweet–
all this universe, to the furthest stars
all beyond them, is your flesh, your fruit.

Now you feel how nothing clings to you;
your vast shell reaches into endless space,
and there the rich, thick fluids rise and flow.
Illuminated in your infinite peace,

a billion stars go spinning through the night,
blazing high above your head.
But in you is the presence that
will be, when all the stars are dead.

Buddha in Glory
–Rainer Maria Rilke

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By |2007-01-06T23:47:00-04:00January 6th, 2007|Inspiration|Comments Off on Poetry for the Galactic Center

Moon occults Saturn and the 110th Congress

Urania has a lovely post on the occultation of Saturn as the Moon passed over it this morning:

We have the unusual occurence early on the morning of January 6 — Epiphany — of the Moon passing before Saturn within viewing distance of the Earth, which is a very good omen for the domestic agenda of caring for the needs of working people, women and children.

Saturn governs politics and its method is to block and oppose. As Barney Frank said recently when he addressed the National Press Club, the Republicans will have the ability to block and oppose legislation. It’s a power they still have and is built in to the system. (Actually, that power comes from the American Indian’s political consensus model that was adapted by our founding fathers in constructing our governemental procedures.)

The moment of the swearing-in was accurately described by the Full Moon in Cancer, 2007. The Moon and Jupiter were in their own signs, Cancer and Sagittarius, respectively. Children, and many of them, were the visual symbol of the moment at the podium with Nancy Pelosi. It was like the nursery rhyme of the old woman who lived in a shoe, but this time she knows what to do — take away that war budget that is draining away all the money into death and destruction.

::portions snipped::

Saturn, the ruler of politics, remains in Leo, telling us that the father energy is still afflicted. The egotistical king, the cheap dad, is still very much with us, ready to block and oppose the women — Nancy Pelosi and the children and the domestic agenda of the 110th Congress.

Like a gift from the heavens, we have a very good omen early tomorrow morning, as the […]

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By |2007-01-06T17:05:00-04:00January 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Moon occults Saturn and the 110th Congress

Jupiter in Sag: Inflation fears surface

When the planet of expansion travels through its own sign, we can expect expansion of all kinds. Political, economic, and expansion of the physical body as well since Jupiter can bring self-indulgence and complacency.

The Labor Department yesterday announced that employers boosted hiring and raised earnings a half percent in December. Economic sectors with employment gains included architectural and engineering outfits, hospitals and doctors’ offices, banks, computer design firms, bars and restaurants, hotels and motels, and schools. This suggests expansion in planning for building, if not building, which may suggest the higher aspirations of Jupiter. Entertainment and travel are certainly under Jupiter’s domain, as is higher education.

This could give some hints as to where to invest your money over the next year. Just be aware that the cycle of squares from Jupiter to Uranus (the first of which is occurring now) could bring sudden surprises to your portfolio.

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By |2007-01-06T12:23:00-04:00January 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jupiter in Sag: Inflation fears surface

A New Comet! Harbinger of…?

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Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) is plunging toward the Sun. It won’t hit, but at closest approach on Jan. 13th it will be only 0.17 AU away–much closer than Mercury (0.38 AU). When the hot comet emerges later this month it could be brighter than a 1st-magnitude star. Or not. No one knows what will happen. has a to watch the drama unfold.

Comets of course have had significant importance to human cultures since time immemorial. We are familiar with their portending doom and gloom, but they also were known to be the harbingers of great kings. Some believed comets to be messengers of the gods; they originate in the outer reaches of the solar system and merely appear as visitors. Even today, comets can bring hysteria. Who can forget the hysteria that occurred during the appearance of Comet Hale Bopp, when fringe groups waited on mountains to be taken to heaven.

It will be interesting to track this comet and see what comes of it. It’s unexpected arrival comes just in time for the Uranus/Jupiter square! Perhaps there is a message here after all.

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By |2007-01-05T20:15:00-04:00January 5th, 2007|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A New Comet! Harbinger of…?
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