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Perhaps Earth not a planet as well?

Eric Francis has a on the recent news articles demoting Pluto:

Today’s session of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) general assembly had yet another surprise outcome, as astronomers voted overwhelmingly that the Earth is not a planet.

“We are just following the laws of science,” said Prof. Melvin Peabody of Yale University’s Bush Observatory, announcing the vote at a hastily convened news conference.

There were several discussion points on the Earth issue. First, it was established that no scientist discovered the Earth. No record of it could be found in the planetary catalogues, and after searching the night sky for many years, no scientist has seen it through a telescope.

“We tried looking through both ends, as well,” said Dr. Karl Zeiss of the University of Okoboji’s Planetary Science Department. “It was a long and fruitless search. We even tried looking during the day, when the light was better, but we didn’t find anything. I was deeply disappointed. I had hoped that would find the Earth somewhere out there.”

The presence of street lights on Earth also seemed to help tip the scales.

“This is a bizarre phenomenon,” said Dr. David Edison, 12th cousin of the inventor of the light bulb. “And it can only happen here. We have seen street lights nowhere else, not even on Uranus. I am forced to conclude that if there are street lights, it must not be a planet. I have no other choice.”

All kidding aside, this is a truly momentous event in so many ways. Astrology teaches that all of life is synchronistically connected, and I have no doubt that hidden in this event is an illuminating discovery for astrologers as well. I’ll keep posting more as I […]

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By |2006-08-24T22:07:00-04:00August 24th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Perhaps Earth not a planet as well?

Pluto’s been demoted!

Astronomers from 75 countries today voted to remove Pluto’s status as a planet. Pluto will now join Ceres and “Xena” under the classification “dwarf planets.”

Pluto’s change of status won’t affect the way it operates astrologically; however, the new classification is very interesting and perhaps in this way gives Pluto an independence of operation that it didn’t have before now that it has its own classification along with Ceres and “Xena.” The fact that both Pluto and Ceres are tied to the story of the underworld will I’m sure be relevant to this new dynamic, and the naming of Xena will add another dimension. I’ll write more later as it sinks in.

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By |2006-08-24T16:17:00-04:00August 24th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pluto’s been demoted!

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 […]

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By |2006-08-18T17:32:00-04:00August 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 […]

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By |2017-04-02T09:41:14-04:00August 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!

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