Friday, September 15, 2017

Fighting words on Sat Sept 16

TMAstrology for Saturday, Sept 16th: Head's up as Mercury, god of communication, joins Mars, god of war. If you think that sounds like "fighting words," you're right. The alignment happens in Virgo, so people are apt to be particularly persnickety. Advice? Make sure we put the toothpaste cap back on like our partner has asked us to do (particularly if they're a Virgo) and cut everyone a bit of slack. (Especially if we're a Virgo). Positive way to use this alignment?--clean, dust, and um, organize. (Note to self).

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sept Full Moon Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Wed, September 6 Equine Astrology Tip of the Day: Mercury is now direct (moving forward) but today's Full Moon says forward motion is still subject to unfolding in ways we didn't plan. As long as we don't *expect* precision, we'll do fine.

Sept 6 Full Moon TMAstrology

TMAstrology for the September Full Moon (Wed Sept 6, 2017): Mercury is no longer retrograde (yay!) so projects, plans, schedules and communication all get moving forward more easily now. Which would be great if they weren’t about to run smack into a pattern that increases mistakes and errors of judgement. Throw in an extra dose of passive aggressive energy, and we’ve got a great Full Moon under which to take a hike, drink some wine, read a good book and avoid decisions that require clear, concise thinking. I’d also avoid people who try to appear harmless but frequently bite. “I’m just doing my job,” is never an excuse for nasty behavior. The only good excuse for that is if our sibling really won’t stop looking at us--and we’re both under the age of six.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wed-Thur Aug 30-31 Equine Astrology TOD

Wed-Thur August 30-31 Equine Astrology Tip of the Day: The stars give free rein and aid in accomplishing just about anything we wish Wed and Thursday, even if it's taking a shower with our horses like these guys are. One caveat: communication and local travel may encounter temporary obstacles. Stay home and play with horses I say. 

TMAstrology for Wed-Thur Aug 30-31

TMAstrology for Wed-Thur, August 30-31st: The next couple of days we're aided in accomplishing just about anything we wish (see, astrology isn't all bad news!); one caveat--communication and maybe local travel does not go as smoothly as the rest of our life, as Mercury, still traveling backwards (retrograde) backs through the 29th degree of Leo. 29 degrees of any sign indicates obstacles. (Now you're saying, see, there's still some bad news! ... eh, what can I say?)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tues August 29 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology TOD for Tues, August 29: Sensitivity is high today, in a way that feels more stressful than enlightening. So keep our aids light and no mixed signals!--they'll be especially confusing under these aspects. (We can apply this across the board--horse, spouse, kids, dog, etc--equal opportunity aspects!)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Leo Solar Eclipse and the Fall of Statues

Tomorrow, Monday, August 21st a Solar Eclipse will cross the continental United States. This eclipse is in Leo (sign of the king) and such an event traditional portends the fall of kings. While it's true that Donald Trump (affected by this eclipse) certainly has managed to create even more controversy than usual, the only thing that seems to be falling is statues.

Of all the predictions myself and other astrologers might've made about this eclipse, a brouhaha centered on statues wasn't one of them. While musing about this over a glass of Pinot Grigio I was struck, as if by a chunk of falling statue, with this sudden thought: Leo isn't just kings, it also represents anyone in position of high authority or visibility--like a celebrity, say,--or a statue. The controversial statues represent men who occupied positions of power and command. Confederate generals were also often wealthy plantation owners, "kings" of their own estates (so much so that they thought it was okay if they owned people).

Mars, the god of war and also currently in the sign of Leo, is tied into this eclipse, so "fall of kings," and "war" are eclipse themes. We all thought it might be North Korea, but instead we seem to be refighting the Civil war (with a bit of revisiting Nazi Germany thrown in). Well--Mercury is retrograde, no wonder we're "going back" to something!

What's the eclipse mean for each of us, personally? For Leos (and to a lesser extent, Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius), risk brought about by hasty words or actions, "too much heat," higher risk of inflammation, accidents, muscle sprains. My advice? Take care of yourself and stay away from other Leos (why double the risk?). For the rest of us, staying grounded while speaking our mind is advised. Because, you know, anyone up on a  pedestal might get mistaken for a statue that needs to come down.

I prefer my equestrian statues to be free of humans--they only muck up the beauty of the horse. The Statue of Liberty in the background was supposed to celebrate our great, inclusive, diverse nation--but is kind of channeling the last scene from the original "Planet of the Apes," instead. Where's a toy gorilla when you need one?