Miscellany

September 9, 2009: 09-09-09

Nine is my favorite number, so I confess I have been looking forward to this day.  Nine is the number of completion and fulfillment at its most filling until it spills over into ten and demands a new beginning.

Astrologically, nine corresponds to Sagittarius and the Ninth House.  There is a sense of expansion and a world where life has meaning and everything is interconnected.  Nine is the perfection of three when multiplied by itself.  There are nine planets, nine major gods in the ancient pantheons, and larger pantheons are often divisible by the number nine.

Numerologically, however, the date 09-09-2009 translates to the number eleven (9 + 9 + 2 + 9 = 29, or 2 +9), a “master number” and the number of angelic presence.  Eleven is associated with Aquarius and the “lightbringers.”  Eleven is the number of spiritual ascension and connection to multidimensional reality.

But will this day be different than any other?  That, my friends, is up to you alone.

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By |2009-09-08T17:37:55-04:00September 8th, 2009|Miscellany|Comments Off on September 9, 2009: 09-09-09

Song for Saturn in Virgo

In case the Chiron/Neptune conjunction is getting you down, here is some comic relief from Al Yankovic complete with lyrics.  I found this on the , and the poster there included the lyrics.  Some of the most accurate Saturn in Virgo lyrics include these pungent lines:

Think you’re really righteous? Think you’re pure in heart?

Well, I know I’m a million times as humble as thou art.

This is one of Al’s all-time classics. Unfortunately it can’t be embedded, so 

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By |2009-06-24T07:32:34-04:00June 24th, 2009|Miscellany, Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Song for Saturn in Virgo

The Ides of March (repost)

The ides of each month were days in the approximate middle of the month – in March, May, July and October the ides fell on the 15th, and in other months the ides were the 13th. Until the solar calendar was adopted by Julius Caesar the roman calendar was lunar based and the ides of the month corresponded to the full moons.

The Full Moon and the Ides of the month were dedicated to Jupiter in his role as Lucetius, the Supreme Lightbringer, and the Ides have only come down to us as a warning because of the famous warning in Shakespeare’s play advising Julius Caesar to “beware the Ides of March.” So this March 15, let us honor Jupiter: bringer of good fortune, abundance, an awareness of possiiblities and an understanding of truth. ——–

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By |2009-03-14T05:15:31-04:00March 14th, 2009|Miscellany|Comments Off on The Ides of March (repost)

Are you left brained or right brained?

I was pretty sure I knew which way I would tilt in this test (thanks !) but I WAS surprised to see these results. I’m sure I love dogs more than 25%!


You Are 25% Left Brained, 75% Right Brained


The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you’re left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you’re right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

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By |2008-06-25T18:16:00-04:00June 25th, 2008|Miscellany|Comments Off on Are you left brained or right brained?

Murphy’s Law repost

With Mercury and Neptune having turned retrograde we find ourselves in a strong retrograde period. Four traditional planets plus Chiron are retrograde now and the pull is to go back and re-do things that have been left undone. I thought it might be timely to repost this article from last year:

Murphy’s Law states, basically, that if anything can go wrong it will. Evidently the same law has been around for many years before Murphy took credit for it; previously it was called “sod’s law,” because it could happen to “any old sod.”

Murphy’s Law has generated a whole series of similar laws such as:

  • Everything takes longer than you think.
  • Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
  • If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong. Corollary: If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then.
  • If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.
  • If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.
  • Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

It’s easy to turn Murphy’s Law into a negative approach to life, but there is another way to look at it which is to witness and appreciate the mystery that life presents us with at every turn. As astrologers, both professional and amateur, we look at our charts and attempt to use our knowledge of the planetary cycles to buffer ourselves from possible pain and loss. I used to think that looking at previous Saturn events would provide a clue to future Saturn events because the events would happen in the same astrological house, but […]

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By |2008-05-27T10:03:00-04:00May 27th, 2008|Miscellany|Comments Off on Murphy’s Law repost
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