Friday, May 19, 2017

TMAstrology for Fri May 19

TMAstrology for Fri May 19: Venus, goddess of "I want it," and Jupiter, god of "And I want lots of it," make stressful aspect today. Under such influence it is easy to bite off more than we can chew. We have to give the planets what they want, because repressing these urges leads to psychic indigestion. But just running with the energy will give us indigestion too, the non-metaphorical kind. Careful indulgence is the teddy bear we should embrace today. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump Full Moon vs Pence New Moon

An article in Bloomberg News caught my eye last night--while drama reigns in the White House, VP Mike Pence is quietly building a campaign war chest (unusual for a VP this early in an administration). Donald Trump was born at a "big baby" (pun intended) Full Moon--Sun in flighty Gemini opposite Moon in preachy Sagittarius. Full Moon people are open books--everything they think, feel, want is out there for the world to see (like the visibility of the Full Moon). New Moon people hold things close to their chest, they're all mystery--like the invisibility of the New Moon (dark of the Moon).

It's easy for the Full Moon to draw all our attention, but often it's what we can't see that bears closer watching!

In the
chart, Trump's Sun-Moon opposition is circled in red. Trump's horoscope is bottom left. Pence's Sun-Moon alignment also circled. Full Moons occur when the Moon opposes the Sun (that's why a Full Moon is always rising just as the Sun is setting and vice versa). New Moons occur when the Moon aligns with the Sun--Moon rises and sets with the Sun and is thus hidden in the Sun's glare. We can't see it. "Dark of the Moon."

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thurs, May 18 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for Thursday, May 18th: We enter a two day period when Venus, goddess of "I want it!" and Jupiter, god of "And I want a lot of it!" team up in a stress pattern that ramps up our desire and ramps down our common sense. Don't attend any horse (or tack) sales or we're likely to end up with too many horses.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mercury in Taurus, talking too long

Today Mercury enters Taurus, there to stay until June 6th. Mercury is the planet of mind and Taurus a sign of deliberation (anyone who knows a Taurus might say "deliberation" is understating things). Taurus is also a sign of endurance, and Mercury is speech, talking. One of the downsides of Mercury in Taurus can be hoarseness caused by too much talking. My advice? American sign language. Don't know it? Then just think, don't talk. It'll drive your friends crazy--they'll think you're up to something.

Tues May 16 Equine Astrology TOD

Today, Tue May 16, Mercury moves into Taurus, there to stay until June 6th. Mercury is planet of the mind and Taurus is a very deliberate sign. Those of us who know and love our Taurus's say "deliberate" is a nice word for "stubborn," but sometimes it takes someone willing to sit back and think about a problem rather than rushing through to fix it. Now through June 6th, encouraging ourselves and our horse to think things through will pay even better dividends than usual.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mercury Station plus Uranus, oh my!

So, after 3 and a half long weeks, Mercury moves direct (fwd) again today! Yay! But!--Mercury is making its directional change right next to rebel Uranus. This puts emphasis on Mercury + Uranus, which = odds of running into technical, communication, or schedule difficulties are higher. Odds of arguments are higher too because the pattern encourages both control freaks and rebels. So, an oil and water mix ...

 I've circled Mercury and Uranus. Mercury has the little "Rx" under it (indicating retrograde motion ... reverse). That's about to change. Right after going direct Mercury will bump into Uranus ... and that aspect will hold through the May 10 Full Moon. So we have Mercury + Uranus increasing willfulness, rebelliousness, and challenged communications in general, along with a Scorpio Full Moon that will ramp up passion and paranoia. Buy wine now.

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?