Friday, April 21, 2017

Mars in Gemini--just say no!

Apologies for the long absence, I've been ill since last Thursday. Finally on antibiotics which I keep telling myself are helping. So, on to astrology! God of war Mars enters "let's talk about it," Gemini today, there to stay until early June. Mars in Gemini tends to translate as "fighting words" but we'll take the optimistic view that Trump, Kim-Jong what's-'is-name, and Putin will stay entertained trading insults and not bombs. Gemini is also the sign the twins and for the rest of us, getting into arguments with our evil twin (or with the better angel of our nature, if we're already channelling the dark side) probably a less time consuming use of this transit than trying to change minds and hearts on Facebook--because, I mean really, does that ever happen?

Equine Astrology TOD for FRIDAY, April 21

Apologies for the long absence: I've been down with the flu (or something) for the past week. On to Equine Astrology! Today, FRIDAY April 21, Mars enters Gemini. Mars, the god of war, is offense and defense: Gemini is the sign of the twins and those twins love to talk. Mars in Gemini is classic "fighting words." Sometimes it's just plain old fighting. Mars will be in Gem now until June 4th. From now until then, best to just let sleeping alligators lie--or, if we can't and just *have to* say it, we can expect a dramatic response. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

An Opinionated Full Moon (or maybe it's us ...)

April Full Moon

The root of the word truth is “deru,” an Indo-European word that means something solid and enduring, like wood, like a tree. (Deru also produced “druid”).  One of the nicest things about trees is that, if they have opinions, they are slow to share them. (Tolkien got his Ents right: animate trees but slow to talk).

We might want to make like a tree at this time, as the April Full Moon has Sun aligned with Uranus opposed the Moon aligned with Jupiter. Jupiter and Uranus are both planets associated with strong opinions and an itch to share them. (If you know any Sagittarians or Aquarians,--ruled by Jupiter and Uranus, you’ll know what we mean). The pattern forms a square (stress) to Pluto (God of Hell) which tells us results likely won’t be pretty.

Another power player in this full moon is Venus’s (love and money) square (stress) to Saturn (restriction/commitment or separation). Maybe we’re feeling that money doesn’t have a good opinion of us and is keeping its distance.  Another possibility is feeling pushed to make a “serious commitment” or serious separation in love or money.

Venus is retrograde until Saturday, April 15 (tax day in the U.S., appropriate!) and Mercury is also retrograde (April 9-May 3) so consider but maybe wait until after May 3rd to actually take any action.  If we can’t wait, eh—go ahead and act. After all, nothing like having to do something again to get it right the second (or third) time.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thursday, March 30 Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Equine Astrology TOD for THURSDAY, March 30: If it feels like everyone's been excessively opinionated lately, we have! We could blame human nature but I'd rather pass the buck to the Jupiter-Pluto square, exact today. Come Friday this energy will begin to dissipate and we can all get back to riding our horses instead of tied up in drama on Facebook. If we've also been arguing with our horses, may I suggest a bicycle?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ties-Wed March 21-22 Equine Astrology TOD

Tues into Wed March 21-22 Equine Astrology TOD: Tonight into tomorrow features obsessive energy that might interfere with sleep--especially if we won't put down our phone. Addiction to electronics isn't usually a problem for our horses, but they can be sleep deprived too! Horses need to lie down to achieve REM sleep, and if they don't feel safe, or don't have a comfortable spot to do so, or are in pain they're going to end up falling asleep on the job--or on top of us. Maybe use tonight's obsessing pattern to obsess on whether or not our horse can get their zzzz's.

(Here's a video of an Arab mare who is sleep deprived, due to a new horse being introduced to her pasture making her feel unsafe, and undiagnosed arthritis pain ... must be on Facebook to access it I think, sorry!)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Sat, March 4 Equine Astrology TOD

Sat, March 4 Equine Astrology TOD: "If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse," says Naomi, from "Advice from Kids." What do we want, and what do we need to do to get it? Stars say it's a good day to dream and make those plans.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Donald Trump Astrology

I have had many requests for "What the 'heck' is going on with this President?" astrology! And after yesterday's bizarre "press conference," I knew I needed to make the time: below is Donald Trump's birth horoscope. He has Sun in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius. Gem-Sedge oppose each other, so Sun-Moon oppose each other, meaning Trump was born on a Full Moon (explains a lot, doesn't it?). Astrologers often call Full Moon babies, well, Full Moon babies, because born-on-full-moon tends towards drama. In Trump's case though, he takes the "Full Moon BABY" part way too literally.
See the red circled symbol at left of chart? That's Mars. And that's the Ascendant or Rising Sign--Trump has Mars Rising. The war god's planet--when we have Mars Rising we like a fight ... positively, this can be fighting for a cause; negatively, it can be a bully. It's frequently an attraction to quarreling, or getting into frequent quarrels even if we don't actually intend that.

See the blue circled symbols above Mars Rising (red circle)? That's Venus and Saturn. When Trump was born, Venus was aligned with Saturn in the sky. Venus is love and/or money (as well as our values)--Saturn is cold, hard materialism. It is also the planet that "denies." Venus aligned with Saturn is someone who didn't feel loved as a child, or who had a strict or cold parent, or who absorbed the message that love=money. It's a person who (often) hungers for love, is even needy for it, but doesn't know how to get it, and often doesn't "feel" loved even when they are. They tend to need very visible displays to "feel" loved.

Trump was not only born on a Full Moon but it was a Full Moon Eclipse, exact to the day. Full Moon Eclipse babies are like Full Moon babies on steroids--ramp up the drama, and as eclipses represent sudden, erratic, unpredictable energy/changes--Full Moon Eclipse people can create chaos wherever they go (and they rather like it ... they were born "into" chaos and feel comfortable there). Eclipse people are here to "shake up" the status quo, and Trump certainly has done that. More worrisome, Eclipse born people are often connected to "big" beginnings or endings. Prince William of Great Britain was born on an Eclipse, and some astrologers have speculated that he will be the last English monarch, or at least usher in some big change or "ending" in the style of monarchy. Let's hope that Eclipse-born President Trump doesn't usher in the end of US democracy, but the way things are going I'm beginning to be glad I live near the Canadian border (and have relatives there ...). Now I need a drink!