Astrological Musings

Introducing the Plutons!! Part I, Ceres

As I wrote earlier this week and most people already know, the International Astronomical Union is meeting this week to discuss reclassifying our solar system, and adding three new planets under the category of “Plutons” to accompany our old friend Pluto. The three new planets are Ceres, Charon, and 2003 UB313 (temporarily nicknamed “Xena”). Because the astrological Pluto deals with the transformation that comes from looking death in the eye and annhilation of the personal ego, it stands to reason that the reclassification of the “Plutons” could open a door to how this process operates.

The last “planet” to be discovered in our lifetime was the comet/planetoid Chiron, and it took some time for its astrological signficance to become known. Through the magic of synchronicity, the name of the planet itself reveals the god whose energy manifests through that planet.

Ceres was the first asteroid discovered in 1801, and it briefly enjoyed planetary status before being classified as an asteroid (meaning “star-like”). (The fact that there already exists an asteroid called Demeter complicates the interpretation of the story somewhat since Ceres and Demeter are often used interchangeably). Ceres is the Roman name for the Greek goddess Demeter, ruling agriculture, sustenance and motherhood. Ceres is best known for the disappearance of her daughter Proserpine/Persephone into the underworld of Hades/Pluto, during which she created a perpetual winter until her daughter was returned.

Astrologers are already arguing over what sign Ceres will rule. Until Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were discovered, the twelve signs each had a planetary ruler but a few of the signs had to share that ruler with another sign. For example, Mars is the ruler of Aries, but it also was the ruler of Scorpio (Pluto is considered the modern ruler of […]

By | 2006-08-18T17:32:00+00:00 August 18th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introducing the Plutons!! Part I, Ceres

The death of Jonbenet Ramsey

The news that a suspect has been arrested in the murder of the young beauty queen ten years ago brought relief to some and more questions to others. The statements by John Mark Karr that he drugged and had sex with Jonbenet but killed her “by accident” doesn’t seem to square with the details of her death. No semen was found at the scene, and there was no sign of drugs, and this news has reopened the mystery of who killed Jonbenet Ramsey. No one escaped suspicion in the murder – not the father, the mother, the brother or the family friends.

Jonbenet’s chart (birth data from Astrodatabank) has a creepy quality to me – there’s a Grand Cross in fixed planets that includes Mars in Taurus (motivated to maintain security and harmony) in the twelfth house (a karmic placement that often involves sacrifice (12th house) of the will (Mars) of the individual, often to the family dynamic. Mars exactly opposes (180 degrees) Pluto in Scorpio in the sixth house. Taurus and Scorpio both have a strong sexual component; Taurus is sensual and requires sensory stimulation and Pluto deals with the darker and more obsessive aspects of sexuality. Mars and Pluto similarly deal with sex – Mars with the pure sex drive and Pluto with, again, the more compulsive need to transform through sexuality. The Mars/Pluto opposition in Taurus/Scorpio is strongly sexual and often indicates either a tendency to attract violence (particularly in the twelfth house where it remains hidden).

This opposition squares another opposition: the opposition between the Sun and the Moon. The Sun often represents the father in a birthchart and the Moon the mother, and here it appears that the father was the more nurturing parent and the […]

By | 2017-04-02T09:41:14+00:00 August 17th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The death of Jonbenet Ramsey

I’ll be at the Expo in Raleigh this weekend

If you’re anywhere near the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina this weekend join me at the Body Mind Spirit Expo at the NC Fairgrounds in Raleigh. I’ll be doing 20-minute mini readings so it’s a good time to get a quick checkup, and my husband Rich will be selling beautiful crystals and minerals. If you want to reserve a time slot for a reading send me an email before the show. Otherwise, just stop by!

By | 2006-08-17T15:38:00+00:00 August 17th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I’ll be at the Expo in Raleigh this weekend

Conspiracy and terrorism

I was never much of a conspiracy buff until a few years ago, although I did always think that JFK was assassinated by J Edgar Hoover. But after September 11 and inspiration, I became a voracious reader on all things conspiratorial. So when I read that in the UK and in Europe biometric screenings (iris screening, shades of Big Brother) are being proposed as a security measure I became suspicious. I don’t want to die in a terrorist bombing any more than the next person, but nor do I want my freedom to be hijacked in exchange for my fear.

News reports over the next few days are calling into question the veracity of the terror plot in the UK, including one from former British Ambassador Craig Murray who said that the fact that the suspects had no bomb equipment and no passports made the whole “plot” seem trumped up. interviewed Brits on the street and found them skeptical about the whole thing.

So I was very interested in astrological take on this, particularly since she lives in the UK. She reports (I’ve snipped a bit)

Up till last Thursday I had an open mind about conspiracy theories. Now after having a good look round the internet, at the reactions to the events of the last few days here in the UK, it seems that fear is fear no matter how it’s repackaged and labeled as ‘what’s really going on’.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s possible this bomb plot discovery has been publicised for a reason (Saturn in Leo remember), but that doesn’t automatically make it a puppet show. The other […]

By | 2006-08-17T03:51:00+00:00 August 17th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Conspiracy and terrorism

Astrologers get new planets!

AND we get to keep Pluto if a proposal by a committee of the International Astronomical Union is passed.

I’ll write more on this as I have time, but the new bodies classified as planets are Charon (formerly known as Pluto’s largest moon but now considered a trin planet), Ceres (formerly termed an asteroid), and 2003 UB 313 (temporarily nicknamed Xena – a name which I hope will become permanent!!).

The significance of Charon now being considered a twin planet of Pluto may tell us how Charon operates astrologically. Charon was the ferryman who brought the newly dead across the river to the god Pluto. Charon may therefore have significance as to the process of transformation and resurrection.

Stay tuned as more information unfolds! I’ll be cruising the astrology boards to gather more details.

By | 2006-08-16T11:42:00+00:00 August 16th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Astrologers get new planets!