Astrological Musings

What’s Your (Southern) Sign?

Here in the American South we have our own set of symbology:

OKRA (Dec 22 – Jan 20)
Although you appear crude, you are actually very slick on the inside. Okras have tremendous influence. An older Okra can look back over his life and see the seeds of his influence everywhere. Stay away from Moon Pies.

CHITLIN (Jan 21 – Feb 19)
Chitlins come from humble backgrounds. A chitlin, however, can make something of himself if he’s motivated and has lots of seasoning. In dealing with Chitlins, be careful. They can erupt like Vesuvius. Chitlins are best with Catfish and Okra.

BOLL WEEVIL (Feb 20 – Mar 20)
You have an overwhelming curiosity. You’re unsatisfied with the surface of things, and you feel the need to bore deep into the interior of everything. Needless to say, you are very intense and driven as if you had some inner hunger. Nobody in their right mind is going to marry you, so don’t worry about it.

MOON PIE (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
You’re the type that spends a lot of time on the front porch. It’s a cinch to recognize the physical appearance of Moon Pies. Big and round are the key words here. You should marry anybody who you can get remotely interested in the idea. It’s not going to be easy. This might be the year to think about aerobics. Or – maybe not.

POSSUM (Apr 21 – May 21)
When confronted with life’s difficulties, possums have a marked tendency to withdraw and develop a don’t-bother-me-about-it attitude. Sometimes you become so withdrawn, people actually think you’re dead. This strategy is probably not psychologically healthy, but seems to work for you. One day, however, it […]

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Quotes on Science and Psychological Astrology

These quotes are from a very interesting, but fairly technical, entitled “Inner-active Psychological Astrology” (courtesy of the site).

“Only after I had familiarized myself with alchemy did I realize that the unconscious is a process, and that the psyche is transformed or developed by the relationship of the ego to the contents of the unconscious.”
C. G. Jung; Memories, Dreams, Reflections: P. 209.

“Mathematics has been and will continue to be the qualitative language of science, but astrology will become the qualitative language of the human condition.” — William Tiller – Professor of Physics, Stanford University

“Sooner or later nuclear physics and the psychology of the unconscious will draw closer together as both of them, independently of one another and from opposite directions, push forward into transcendental territory, the one with the concept of the atom, the other with that of the archetype.”
— C G Jung; Aion (1951). CW 9: Part II: P. 412

“That we can now think of no mechanism for astrology is relevant but unconvincing. No mechanism was known , for example for continental drift when it was proposed by Wegener. Nevertheless, we see that Wegener was right and those who objected on the grounds of unavailable mechanism were wrong.”
— Carl Sagan

“In Jungian psychology there is a clear appreciation that great transformative wisdom resides in the inner world of our dreams, fantasies, and feelings. However, synchronicity shows, that occasionally, this wisdom, this transforming meaning, expresses itself in the inner and outer worlds simultaneously. Appreciating this re-enchants and divinizes the world. From an astrological perspective, we might say that wisdom continuously speaks to us through planetary motions.”

By | 2006-06-15T13:19:00+00:00 June 15th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Quotes on Science and Psychological Astrology

Mars/Saturn/Pluto joined by the Sun

Barbara Palliser has a today explaining the rising energy of the big planetary configurations in June:

“Can you feel that energy building? There’s a focusing of awareness, a sharpening of attention. It’s like the moments before the curtain rises on a play, when the energy is concentrated and intense, heavy with anticipation and expectation. “

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Huge storms converge on Jupiter

“Storm on Jupiter” by Regina van der Poel

Nasa reports that two of the biggest storms of the solar system are getting ready to converge as they pass by each other. Scientists speculate that these storms will affect each other to the point where the atmosphere on Jupiter could be changed. Storms are always present on Jupiter, but the convergence of these two major storms is evidently a major astronomical event.

Astrologers tend to look for synchronicity everywhere, but it’s a strange coincidence that the convergence of these storms syncronistically ties in with the second square of this year’s Jupiter/Saturn square cycle that is creating an adjustment in the way we think about limits (Saturn) and possibilities (Jupiter), governments (Saturn) and belief (Jupiter). Jupiter will also be exactly square Chiron at this time (see articles below), expanding (Jupiter) the sense of pain that we feel when our purpose is not aligned with our identification of that which is true. It appears that symbolically, Jupiter is making itself known and taking center stage in the solar system right now as the planetary storms coincide with the philosophical storms that are taking place here on Earth.

Astrologically, Jupiter represents our innate sense of faith and our search for meaning in life, as well as the way in which we pursue that search (hence the association with religion and philosophy). There is quite a behemoth of a storm going on right here on Earth regarding religion, philosophy and the meaning of life, and it will be interesting to see whether the Jupiterian storms have any noticeable effect on the unfolding evolution of human belief.

(Thanks to for the link to the NASA article.)

By | 2017-04-02T09:41:14+00:00 June 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Huge storms converge on Jupiter

Karl Rove escapes indictment!

Astrologers all over the country are scratching their heads today because Karl Rove has escaped indictment. Capitol Hill Blue says,

It’s now known that Rove had discussed Plame’s CIA employment with conservative columnist Robert Novak, who exposed her identity less than a week later, citing two unidentified senior administration officials.

Rove’s truth-telling to the FBI saved him from indictment.

And by misleading reporters, the White House saved itself from a political liability during the 2004 presidential campaign.

Rove’s chart has an unaspected Mars, the source no doubt of his renegade behavior. This Mars is currently being aspected by the Saturn/Chiron opposition of which you will read quite a bit in this column, and Mars in his chart is currently being opposed (180 degrees) by transiting Mars as it conjuncts Saturn. Many astrologers read this as indicating indictment as Saturn enforces restrictions on Rove’s personal will as represented by Mars. However, Jupiter is also involved in this configuration and Jupiter is known as the “Great Liberator.”

One news headline today read “The Liberation of Karl Rove,” and perhaps it is the Jupiter influence on his chart that we are seeing with the end of speculation on his indictment. Karl Rove is a brilliant strategist, and just because there is not enough evidence to indict him doesn’t mean that he is no longer under suspicion. Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame are considering a civil suit against Rove. With Neptune having turned retrograde and Uranus following next week, I believe we have not seen the last of this situation.

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