Friday, October 21, 2016

FRI-SAT Oct 21-22 Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Equine Astrology TOD for FRI-SAT Oct 21-22: Power struggles dominate Friday's stars while communication difficulties rule Saturday's. Could be that on Saturday we have differing opinions on who won Friday's power rift. Just make sure we're not having the argument with our horse because great riders make sure that the horse *always* wins.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

TMAstrology for WED, October 19

TMAstrology for WED, October 19--Mars, god of war, aligns with Pluto, planet of obsession for the day of the final Presidential debate. Can we just skip it PLEASE?! ... No? How about if I tell you we also have a bunch of little tense aspects from the Moon, making it an emotionally uncomfortable day (especially for Geminis ... Trump is a Gemini)? No? How about if I add that Mercury opposes Uranus in the evening, which is a pattern of interrupted communications, clash of ideologies, upsets, excessive excitement, and sudden surprise? Still NO? ...Fine then. My recommendation? A bottle of good wine, and watching the debate with like minded friends. Or better yet, alone.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

TMAstrology for WED, Oct 12

TMAstrology for WED, October 12th: "Delusion is always a mistake," writes Barb Ehrenreich in her book "Bright-Sided." That's true and the reason why is that reality does not negotiate. Reality vs delusion is especially evident on Wed, esp towards evening. It doesn't take an astrologer to say which side is gonna win.

WED, Oct 12 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology TOD for WED, Oct 12th: Buraq is the prophet Muhammed's winged horse. In Islamic art, Buraq is almost always pictured with a human head. Yet no reference in Arabic literature refers to Buraq as having a human face. The texts do describe the steed as a "beautiful faced creature," and larger than a donkey but smaller than a mule. To those that love the breed, this sure sounds like an Arabian horse! It's believed that a mistranslation from Arabic into Persian is responsible for the artistic misrepresentation. COMMUNICATION SNAFUS are likely today, especially in the evening. Maybe skip the moonlight ride because when we say slow and easy, our own personal famous steed might hear, "Let's get this thing over with as fast as possible."

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

WED, October 5th Equine Astrology TOD

Apologies for long absence, just very busy times!--anyway, Equine Astrology TOD for WED, October 5th: Aspects favor volatility and lots of hot air at this time. We have opinions, our horses have opinions, and yes, even the food we are eating has opinions. Patience and being gentle about pushing points is advised.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Constellations vs Zodiac Signs

By the way, an astrologer can tell you what actual constellation in the sky you are born in--which may or may not line up with your Zodiac sign. If different, the actual constellation will have a say (i.e, it's partly why we have some very chatty Cancers ... their Sun is aligning with some powerful stars in the constellation Gemini. But!--they are still Sun Sign Cancers, and while they will be a bit more mercurial than your average Cancer, their base personality is defined by Cancerian traits. i.e, approaching problems or goals obliquely, defensiveness, desire to comfort (others and self).

Here is Hillary Clinton's Solar sign horoscope with Zodiac signs and the actual constellations (outer ring). You can see the outer ring divisions are different in size from the inner--inner ring are evenly divided. Also the constellation ring includes a white space (that's Ophiuchus, of Neil DeGrasse Tyson fame). Even this isn't quite accurate--because this is the MODERN constellations as defined by Internationally agreed upon units. Ancient astronomy didn't define them so neatly--because you really can't. The constellations don't have clear definitions, but merge into one another. Pegasus and Andromeda for example, share stars--and the ancients were happy to let them share. But modern astronomers wanted clean divisions, so just chopped the sky up and said, "this star is in Andromeda, that one is in Pegasus." Astrologers have a more nuanced perspective.

Also, see how tiny Scorpio is? -- in ancient times, Scorpio and Libra were a combined constellation, with the balance scales of Libra being the claws of Scorpio.

Your Sun Sun Has Not Changed (despite what NASA thinks)!

We sure do love our Sun signs, if the number of calls, texts, emails I've received about the NASA report supposedly saying everyone's Sun Sign has moved is any indication. So, here's the tofu (I refuse to say here's the beef):
An Aries friend writes and says, "What's this sun sign change all about? I don't want to be a Pisces!" ...
I don't blame you, I wouldn't want to be a Pisces either! (Sorry fish twins!)--and, oh boy, not this again. The problem is caused because while all good astrologers are also astronomers, most astronomers don't have a clue when it comes to astrology.
The Zodiac has not moved and their are not 13 signs (Ophiuchus is a constellation, but not a Zodiac sign!).

The tropical zodiac which western astrologers use is anchored to the SEASONS, not the stars. At the Spring Equinox we begin the "sign" of Aries--that is, we begin the 12 part division of the heavens that marks the zodiac. Between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice we have (equally divided) the first three signs, Aries, Taurus, Gemini. Then, Summer solstice, now we start the second equal 3 part division of the sky--Cancer, Leo, Virgo, to the Fall Equinox, then we begin again with Libra, etc ...

If you look at the constellations, well then, you've got a lot better chance being born a Virgo than either Leo or Cancer---Virgo is a huge constellation, poor little Cancer, by comparison, is tiny (Aries smaller yet.). The confusion is partly because the constellations once better aligned with the seasons (and eventually, will be again), and partly because astronomers think they know what astrologers are talking about but really, they don't.
Ditto the Zodiac ... the Zodiac is essentially the path of the Sun around the celestial sphere (from the perspective of Earth) and the 12 different 30 degree divisions of the sky it crosses--each division named after a constellation. It's called Zodiac because most of the constellations the Sun crosses in this path (and the equal, 30 degree sky divisions named after those constellations) are animals. Zoo--diac, literally, "circle of animals."
Whew. That was close.