Skywatch for December is posted

I’m a day early this month!  I’ll be sending out my monthly newsletter with a simplified summary that is easier to understand, so if you’re not on my mailing list please sign up in the sidebar.  Meanwhile, here’s a hint of what is to come (and for more information about that big eclipse on the Solstice, read through the original article):

Skywatch for December
December begins with the Sun and Mars in Sagittarius, the sign that inspires us to reach beyond the limits of our day-to-day lives.  The only planet in retrograde motion right now is Uranus – the planetary rebel that seeks liberation from restriction.  Uranus will be turning direct (forward) on December 5th, and is at a standstill right now in preparation for its change of direction so its influence is at its peak, inspiring radical behavior and disruption in the natural flow of events.

Chiron and Neptune are still within a degree of each other in a conjunction that has been one of the prevalent planetary forces for the past two years.  Chiron and Neptune are the two great soul teachers, and under their auspices we have been forced to find the deeper truth that lies within rather than live a life of superficial comfort.  These two planets will begin to separate now and the emotional intensity of the past couple of years will begin to subside.

Venus has just entered Scorpio and Mercury has just moved into Capricorn, so we are deepening the reach of our relationships (Venus) and are developing a more pragmatic approach to the way we lay out the details of our lives (Mercury). In fact, Mercury is sextile Venus on the 1st, enhancing our appreciation of beauty and making it easier for […]

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By |2010-11-30T10:20:22-04:00November 30th, 2010|Astrology|Comments Off on Skywatch for December is posted

The North Node/Pluto conjunction November 2010

The North and South Nodes of the  Moon are important parts of the astrological chart, but they are not planets.  Rather, they are points in the sky that mark the passage of the Moon across the path of the Sun.  I like to think of them as signposts in the sky that point us in the right direction so that we can accomplish our evolutionary journey.  The South Node is associated with the past – things and emotions which give us comfort but also hold us back.  The North Node is associated with our destiny and helps us to align with our future self.  On November 27th Pluto conjoined the North Node for the first time since 1994

Geeky astrological detail – some astrologers use the “True Node,” the exact position of the Nodes, and some use the “Mean Node,” the average position of the Nodes which tend to vacillate forward and reverse rather erratically.  In my work I have found the Mean Node to be more accurate but as in anything else, astrologers will differ which is why you may find differing dates for this conjunction.

Transits involving the nodes of the Moon do not usually set off major events the way planetary transits do, but they do tend to signify a change in course that alters the path of our journey.

The last few times Pluto conjoined the North Node occurred in 1961 (in Virgo), in 1977 (in Libra), and in 1994 (in Scorpio).  1961 marked the beginning of the turbulent 1960s (which were helped along by the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto from 1962-1968).  The years after the 1977 conjunction saw the fall of Iran and the rise of religious dogmatism around the world which necessitated […]

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By |2010-11-28T17:40:28-04:00November 28th, 2010|Astrology|2 Comments

Saturn in Libra: Romance and bedbugs

I couldn’t help but laugh at the synchronicity of this article in light of Saturn (challenges) in the sign of Libra (love and romance) at the moment:


have become a sort of anti-Cupid for city singles, in some cases slowing the progress of budding relationships and in others bringing romance to a dead stop.

“Condoms don’t protect against bedbugs,” observed Cameron Macay, a 29-year-old student who lives in Williamsburg. Macay, who is single, admits to panic whenever he stays over at a woman’s apartment and feels even a little itchy at night.

It’s still easier to get herpes than bedbugs (one in five Americans has herpes; about  has bedbugs), and sexually-transmitted diseases are a far more serious risk for amorous New Yorkers. But many city dwellers have an outsized fear of contracting the tiny pests in the course of a one-night stand or a burgeoning relationship.

A bedbug infestation, like a torrid romance, briefly and suddenly consumes the lives of the afflicted — only the insects stick their victims with weeks of cleaning and vacuuming, thousands of dollars in expenses and continuous stress. Simply put, it’s a lot easier to break up with a human than a bedbug.

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By |2010-11-04T06:26:37-04:00November 4th, 2010|Astrology|Comments Off on Saturn in Libra: Romance and bedbugs

Predicting the future with astrology

The title of this post is misleading.  As my readers know, I do not believe that we can predict the future with astrology.  We can predict stormy weather; we can predict good fortune of some kind.  We cannot predict with any degree of accuracy when specific things will happen, the effort of many astrologers to do so notwithstanding.

An example of this is the question “when will I meet my soulmate.”  This is probably the Number One question asked of astrologers, and second is “when will I be successful.”  Both of these questions depend not on astrology, but on our own ability to resolve the inner issues of our personality that are keeping us from landing the job or the mate of our dreams.

I did what I like to call a  “repair reading” not too long ago after a woman was told by an astrologer that at a certain time she would meet a man in a once in a lifetime planetary cycle, and that this was her last chance to find love.  I can’t remember the exact planetary event but it had something to do with Jupiter and perhaps progressed Venus.  She was recently divorced and not really ready for a new relationship, so when she met a man at the prescribed time she was unable to make it work.  She was in extreme distress, worried that she had indeed ruined her last opportunity for happiness.

I recently did a yearly consult with a client, and in our previous reading I had told her that a period was coming up that would be very fertile for relationships of all kinds and which could bring an important relationship her way.  As it turned out, during that period she […]

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By |2018-06-11T11:00:09-04:00October 22nd, 2010|Astrology, Fate, Predictions|Comments Off on Predicting the future with astrology

Mars meets Uranus

No scatalogical jokes please!  But check out this post by Astrofix about Mars/Uranus aspects, if only for the image which is a fantastic representation of Uranian energy.

Mars represents energy and enthusiasm and desire, as well as the anger and rage that can be stored if that energy and enthusiasm and desire are blocked in some way.  This is a great collection of Mars/Uranus keywords, including:

Disruptive force. Sporadic action. Eccentric actions. Klutzes. Independent actions. Independent force. Rebellious actions. Rebellious energy. Controversial assertions. The courage to act independently. The courage to do your own thing. Shocking anger. Shocking violence. Unpredictable angry outbursts. Reckless. Irresponsible. Accident prone. Unconventional desires. Daredevils. Thrill seekers. Extreme sports. Obnoxious behavior. Spastic. Quick actions. Instant action. Instant force. Sudden actions. Emergency workers. Crazy energy. Exciting energy. Sexual excitement. Needing exciting sex. Needing physical excitement. Needing to feel electric attraction. Electric energy. Electric sexuality. Nervous energy. Jittery. Technical ability. Unpredictable actions. Contrariness. Doing the opposite of whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing, even if it’s not in your own best interest. Doing the opposite because following orders is intolerable. Having the courage to go your own way. Asserting your individuality. Fighting the status quo. Extreme selfishness. Acting without approval. Leading the rebellion. Fighting on behalf of the underdog. Actions that provoke others. Fighting for independence. The ability to act outside of what society expects. Acting like a weirdo. Bizarre behavior. Restless. Fidgety. Inability to sit still. Easily bored. Needing new and exciting experiences constantly.

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By |2018-07-15T09:45:03-04:00October 15th, 2010|Astrology|Comments Off on Mars meets Uranus