Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Full Moon Haiku



You say you want a

revolution, goes the song.

A mirror grants it.


Not only do we have the usual Full Lunar Moon lunacy to deal with under Luna's full gaze this December, but Uranus, great god of chaos stations direct. This means that Uranus changes gears from reverse to forward motion. If we've been wondering where all the hippies went, we may spot a few now.

Too many messages, too many ideas, and too much (trivial) news are portended by the Gemini Full Moon. Chaotic events may come through contact with family or the past; old issues can be cleared--but if we do that, we risk a less stressful holiday.

At this Full Moon Sun aligns with the great star Antares, the Heart of the Scorpion. Moon aligns with Aldebaran in the Eye of the Celestial Bull. The line between these two stars is an axis of polarity, seeing issues in black and white, and also an axis of war and peace. We can channel this energy by imitating Henry David Thoreau when he said that the true reform can be taken any morning before one opens their door--and that by doing so, we can reform two thirds of the world ourselves.

But if we really want to embrace the Uranian spirit of chaos we'll channel it by stopping by our local coffee shop and making polarizing political statements out loud into our cell phone (whether its an actual call or not).

Horoscopes for the Full Moon week are up at Trish Marie Astrology.

Never give your birthdate to an astrologer,
Trish Marie

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Afghan Astrology



Last night upon leaving a local pub happily content in the contemplation of how good the vegetarian burrito had been, the night sky confronted us with a different contemplation. Gracing the sky as we stepped out the south facing door was a waxing crescent Moon, with Jupiter hanging like a jewel directly below it.

McChrystal is going to get the troops he wants, Karzai is going to be happy, Obama's going to face criticism from Left and Right for the decision (what Barnam said about pleasing people).

And if you're thinking we had too many martinis with that veggy burrito if we're seeing answers in the sky this easily, let me tell you--all we had was coffee.

But--pictures are worth a thousand words. In this planetary picture Jupiter (a crown prince) sits beneath the Moon. Moon rising over a planet is power being taken away. In the first week of December, the Moon will then pass underneath Mars (a warrior). Power is being given to a warrior. The Moon continues on to then pass underneath Saturn (a king). Karzai is an elected president, but also essentially a king and certainly presents a more Saturnian figure (old, traditional, power hungry) than princely Obama (c'mon, admit it ... sometimes we can almost hear all the little animals break into song when Obama appears, just like in the Disney movies).

Today I turn on CNN during lunch break just to make sure no one's reported a meteor hurtling toward Earth (because if they did, I'm not going to bother finishing the laundry) and hear that Obama is promising a decision on Afghanistan soon.

Will McChrystal and Karzai get their desires fulfilled? I think that the Moon thinks so. How will it take power from Obama?--see note above about whose going to be unhappy.

Too bad the President doesn't have a horse. Horses are great therapy (or escape). Look at Reagan--he had a horse, and he was happy no matter what happened. (If Bush had had a horse, Cheney would've probably shot it--accidentally of course, so good thing Bush didn't. Besides, the former president, despite his fondness for cowboy diplomacy, was scared of horses. Don't believe me? Google it.)

And yes, website's horoscopes haven't yet been updated--sometimes doing astrology (for people) gets in the way of doing astrology! If you know what I mean ...
Moon over Jupiter image is from the open-source software Stellarium. Stellarium is free and can be downloaded at Stellarium.org.

Copyright © 2009, Trish MarieAll rights reserved

Monday, November 2, 2009

November Full Moon Haiku



Conversational

lines are gonna be crossed;

can words get passports?

"It sure is quiet out here," I thought while watching a brilliant Full Moon rise--then the astrologer brain kicked in and replied, "Are you kidding? Who can hear any quiet through all this shouting?!" November's Full Moon rises into conflict as aspects favor mental and verbal warfare ... this in addition to the usual Full Moon lune-i-ness.

The Full Moon opposes Mercury, a difficult position as the Moon is considered an enemy of Mercury; Merc is the planet of pure thought and verbal clarity while the Moon is emotions and personal preferences. "Pure thought and verbal clarity" are in short supply when people are emotional and taking everything personally. And foo on anyone who disagrees, so there.

Mars, god of war, is intimately mixed up with the Full Moon as well. Mars is anything that's got a keen edge (Mars=war=weapons=sharp objects), Mercury is communication, Moon is instinct and security needs. Mix them all together and we've got sharpened tongues driven by instinctive defensive behavior. That'll liven up a party any day. (Shorten it too, usually). Of course there are productive ways to use every aspect--we could sharpen our minds or pencils for instance. Resisting the urge to channel our inner two year old will be easier said than done under this Full Moon energy, but then in the end, everything is easier said than done unless we're speaking Welsh and short on vowels.

Mercury feeling picked upon by Mars and Moon can indicate that our communication equipment, electronics, and schedules are feeling picked upon too. A martini or two will help, unless our computer takes things as personally as HAL did in the movie 2001.

Did the events of Halloween weekend surprise us? If so, we may have forgotten to check our weekly horoscopes at Trish Marie Astrology.

This Thursday, Nov. 5th friendly neighborhood Astrologer will be appearing live at Equine Gatherings, Metamora's wonderfully unique Tack Store/cozy community gathering place for all lovers of things equine. Six to Eight pm.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Scorpio Horses



Name your Scorpio

horse "Lassie," and she still won't

want to lick your face.


So now the Sun has entered Scorpio (Fri. Oct 23-Sat Nov. 21st). Once upon a time it marked that stage of the year when people began spending more time indoors than out, huddled by a cheerful fire.

Nowadays we huddle round the television sets. I always love those hokey horse-lover westerns where the hero or heroine is about to be done in by the Bad Guy, when suddenly hero's faithful steed clatters into the barn, and the last thing we see is Bad Guy falling backwards into the stall, while faithful horse rears up and down with sounds of trampling and righteous nickers. These movies are written by the Walt Disney school of animal behavior, but hey, if we wanted reality we'd go muck out a barn.

I know horse people who swear their horse *would* rush to their defense should it ever be required. These people usually have a healthy dose of Cancer in their charts--Cancerians tend towards a "Timmy & Lassie," view of the world, which is why they're so devastated when other people in their life prove to have more complex motives than television collies. (If we're in a relationship with a Cancerian, channeling Lassie every now and then will help keep the home fires burning warmly; just keep the panting to a minimum or our efforts may be misconstrued).

If a horse were to gallop in and trample the Bad Guy, that horse may well be one born between (approximately) October 24th and November 22nd, when Sun is in Scorpio. Scorpio's do not like it when others mess with their stuff! A Scorpio horse is territorial. They don't usually need to get out the heavy artillery though. Scorpio horses, like Scorpio people, get the point across by freezing the opposition with one cold, hard glare.

When not playing Medusa a Scorpio's eyes are among the most beautiful in the zodiac; deep wells of inscrutable passion. It's not a passion like the Aries horses' passion though, flung all over the place willy-nilly and for any reason; Scorpio is stoic. Best not to reveal strengths or weaknesses so as to keep the advantage.

Scorpio horses don't request respect, they demand it, and this horse requires a confident rider who doesn't mind being tested--because the Scorpio horse will test you. They want a rider they can respect, so be willing to meet the challenge. And don't go baby talking and kissy-kissying your Scorpio horse in public unless you want her to dump you on the way home.

Scorpio horses make spectacular endurance and event horses; they enjoy having their mettle fully tested and like activities that let them use their bravery (okay, their desire for domination) to openly defeat rivals.

In 2009 Scorpio horses experienced many changes on the home front and may have had some trouble maintaining their position in the herd. Better news in 2010 though, as the stars favor accomplishment in competitive games as well as finishing up some significant realm of training. And while it's no more true that Scorpio horses spend all their time thinking about sex than it is true of Scorpio people (both also spend significant time thinking up ways of manipulating themselves into positions of greater power in the herd), foals will be a more prominent part of the Scorp horse's life in 2010 as well.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New to First Quarter Moon Haiku



Thin lines between love

and war makes it easy to


keep feet in both camps.

Once upon a time Native Americans of the western United States thought that gold's chief value lay in it's softness--it could be molded into bullets without having to be heated first. When natives discovered that using gold in this manner inspired some whites to try and get themselves shot at (so they could collect any bullets that missed) the tribes were certain ... there was something intrinsic to gold that made white men crazier than white men were already deemed to be.

The stellar energy between the Libra New Moon (Oct 18) and the First Quarter (October 25) inspires modern versions of wanting something so badly we're willing to get shot at to get a chance to have it. Just ask "Balloon boy's" father--it doesn't take a wise old tribal elder to see that he is one crazy dude, and we don't mean in a good way.

Passion runs high, and we may love, hate, or want with a vengeance. This energy can also be channeled into impassioned creativity but love, hate, and desire get more movies devoted to them.

Through this period, if we want something so badly we're willing to do crazy things to get it we might want to stop and think how our actions would be perceived if played out on television. If we like the picture presented, by all means, loose that arrow.

We could also channel the energy towards constructive creativity but the only person who writes movie scripts about authors diligently working on their novels is Stephen King, and we know how those stories always turn out. Why take chances?

New weekly horoscopes are up on my website as well as Void Moon times and an explanation of what the heck a Void Moon is and why we should care.

Never give your birthdate to an astrologer,
Trish
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

October Full Moon Haiku



If Moon and Sun are

lovers, like the mystics say,

who's their therapist?


"If love is the answer," quipped Lily Tomlin, "can you rephrase the question?" The October Full Moon is usually one of the "looniest" of the year, as the opposition of Sun and Moon across Libra and Aries pits the part of us that wants to watch a happily-ever-after ending romance against the part that wants to watch, "Rambo VII."

Although there are many Libran's who would rather chew off their right arm than sing "Going to the Chapel," and certainly there's plenty of Arians who like nothing better than walking hand in hand with a significant other, in general Libra describes our social, and especially partnering needs while Aries seeks independence.

At the time of the Full Moon, Mars rises with the Fixed Star Pollux (beta Gemini). Twins in mythology embody the polarity between good and evil (Cain and Abel are a classic illustration of this, although I've always thought Abel hired lobbyists to swing things his way ...). Pollux is the "bad" twin in the Gemini pair, and when we team bad boy Mars with pugnacious Pollux, it's like sitting two class troublemakers next to each other. It's possible they channel their abundant energy towards healthy competition; teaming up to beat everyone else in the science project for example. It's more likely that they come up with mutual ideas for causing trouble.

Mix a Sun in Libra singing "I want to hold your hand," opposing Full Moon in Aries getting ready to bite whichever of its own hands is tempted into taking Libra up on the offer, add Mars rising with Pollux and the course of true love, as well as relationships in general, may run anything but smoothly.

We can channel this energy productively, as it favors hard work, athletics, and flexing mental as well as physical muscles, but projecting our issues onto our partner and fighting over the result is so much more entertaining for the neighbors.

Full Moon Sun is at 11 degrees of Libra, Full Moon Moon is 11 degrees of Aries; People born between OCTOBER 3-6th or LATE MARCH/EARLY APRIL may* be able to skip buying a diary this year, as we won't easily forget the year's events.

*If born within the date range, our birth Sun will be on or near 11° Libra or 11°Aries-the closer natal Sun is to these degrees, the more likely the odds we experience the effects. Check with your friendly, neighborhood astrologer for more details.

On to the Voids!--which are now posted through Mid November on my website, along with an explanation of what the heck a Void Moon is, as well as weekly horoscopes for all signs (can we stand the excitement?):

Trish Marie Astrology

Never give your birthdate to an astrologer,
Trish
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

September New Moon Haiku


Renunciate means

we no longer let our stuff

lord it over us.



We've just passed the New Moon (Fri 9/18) and Saturn, planet of renunciation and separation, exactly aligns with Sun and Moon with backwards tracking Mercury hovering nearby.

New Moons are usually about new beginnings, but this New Moon is more about endings--new endings, I guess we could say. At the New Moon, Sun and Moon align together--that's what a New Moon is ... (if they are in a direct line together from perspective of Earth we have an eclipse). But along with Sun and Moon, at the same exact degree is Saturn, planet of endings, separations, and crystallization. By crystallization I mean things get very hard and real under Saturnian influence. And as if that wasn't enough, retrograde Mercury was backing into the bunch just a few degrees away. This combined influence can make for things seeming too hard and real, or life just a bit more depressing than it ought to be. This energy can be countered by concentrating on tasks that require discipline and hard work. What--we expected our astrologer to say the energy can be countered with martinis? Sorry, gotta wait for a Neptune transit for that.

New Moon influence will extend to the next Full Moon (2 weeks away) and in some regards, to the next New Moon. If we've anything we want to get rid of or classify (Saturn's influence is cold and dry--which means, discriminating), this period is a great time to do it! If the couch happens to be underneath what we want to be rid of, hey, drag them both to the curb.

New weekly horoscopes now up on my website: http://trishmarieastrology.com/. These horoscopes are based on the position of the New Moon in relation to the different zodiac signs and generalized insight into how the New Moon will affect you can be gleaned from the information. If we know our Rising Sign as well as our Sun sign, read that too.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fanatical Last Quarter Moon Haiku

Fanatics may get

attention but who wants to

have a beer with them?




It's the energy of this last quarter Moon. Too bad no one thought to warn Congressman Joe Wilson. Concentrated--you could say "fanatical"--energy working towards productive goals is another way this Quarter Moon energy can be channeled. Or we could just drink an excess of martinis and watch all the drama from the sidelines.

This energy will last through the weekend. We can't say we haven't been warn ..., er, I mean, given a head's up. (The sky is always talking).

Never give your birthdate to an astrologer,
Trish

Monday, September 7, 2009

Samoa switches at Mercury Retrograde

Today in the island nation of Samoa automobile traffic switches from driving on the right to driving on the left, bringing traffic rules there more in sync with Australia and New Zealand.

Today up in the sky from the perspective of the island nation of Samoa (and anyplace else on Earth) Mercury, the planet that rules short distance trips, travel, cars, and general traffic rules, begins retrograde motion--that is, backs up. Mercury retrogrades are often believed to indicate periods of time when travel accidents are more likely and many in the astro blogosphere are predicting mass chaos and a plethora of accidents in Samoa, what with the new traffic rules and Mercury Retrograde.

This astrologer? Me thinks Samoa will record far fewer accidents than normal.

On September 3rd, 1967 Sweden also switched driving sides (from left to right). Mercury had also just turned retrograde. Forecasters of all types, not just the star-obsessed, also predicted mass chaos and many accidents. And what happened? Swedish roads became remarkably safer. They were safer on September 3rd, they were safer the rest of the month, in fact--it wasn't until a YEAR later that accident rates returned to the level they had been before the switch.

The reason why Swedish roads were suddenly safer is simple: nervous about the change, drivers suddenly began driving more cautiously and paying more attention to what they were doing. Who could have guessed that simply keeping our mind on the road makes travel safer for everyone? Swedish drivers kept driving with increased awareness until the novelty of the switch began to wear off--approximately one year after the switch. Then it was back to driving as if no lives depended on it and the body count returned to normal.

Mercury Retrograde gets a bad rap.

Every Merc Retro stargazer's get asked if it's safe to travel (I've had people call who were ready to cancel prepaid trips because they discovered Mercury would be retrograde). Planes do not drop out of the sky in unusual numbers during Mercury retrograde--if they did, someone other than astrologers would have made the connection. Accident stats don't go up. Cruise ships don't sink in unusual numbers, bicycles don't get more flat tires, horses don't throw more shoes, and walkers and runners don't lose their footwear. (Ever notice a single tennis shoe or sandal laying in or along side the road? What's up with that? Did the runner lose a shoe and just not notice? Or socks? It's always one. One foot suddenly get sweaty? Strange.)

What Mercury retrograde essentially means is that Mercury things get emphasized. Communication, travel, schedules, organizing/compartmentalizing things, business and contracts. All Mercury things and all up for emphasis when Merc goes retro. We talk on our phones every day and don't think much about it--unless the phone doesn't work. Use our computers every day and don't think about it--until the computer balks. Drive and don't think about it (a scary thought when you think about it!) until we have an accident or get lost.

So it can seem like Mercury retrogrades cause problems in these areas; all Mercury retrograde portends though is that problems in these areas are more probable. The likelihood is increased that communication will be a stand out issue because we've just pitched our computer out the door as blood pressure therapy. BUY a computer or other communication or electronic or travel equipment under Merc retro, or sign a contract under Merc retro and the likelihood is increased that the equipment or contract will demand more than the usual attention. Which is usually not a good thing (hassle to take the computer back for repair, redo the contract, reschedule the doctor's appointment, etc). But it's also usually not a life changing event. It's usually not, in the grand scheme of things, any big deal. And sometimes it can even be a good thing.

In Samoa, at this Mercury Retrograde, driving is taking up more than the usual amount of attention, accident rates will go down, and Mercury won't get any thanks even though he gets all the blame when stuff goes wrong at the retro. Weather forecasters can probably relate.

Mercury will be in Retrograde from today through September 29th. Lost items and old friends often reappear under Mercury Retrogrades, and the retro loves to shred schedules so do leave wiggle room in our planner. If we don't need it, we can use the space to draw doodles later.

Pisces Full Moon Haiku

This Pisces Full Moon

brings strange undoings. Maybe

Gordian knots slip.


Full Moon ruler Jupiter in alignment with Neptune, planet of sacrifice and disappearance. Chiron, the maverick bringer of wounds and healings also in the mix. Look for the hidden luck.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Astrological Haiku

Mercury square Mars,

our words have teeth.

Ouch. Just bit our tongue.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Flipping burgers could have saved Michael Jackson

Here's a different kind of astrological analysis .... in it we don't need the planets, we don't need Michael Jackson's birth date or Sun sign or Moon sign or the transits at time of death--heck, we don't even need an astrologer. All we need is a little Mecury-Saturn common sense.

The newly released coronor's report on what killed Michael Jackson has told us what we already knew: lethal levels of drugs did the deed-specifically, anesthetics.

Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, says he gave Jackson repeated doses of drugs only reluctantly, and only because Jackson kept begging him to. Jackson was desperate to sleep and couldn't--despite an all night into early morning regime of Valium and other drugs, including the final and fatal propofol.
Couldn't sleep? I'm reminded of a line from an ancient Greek play by Menander in which a young slave says to his master,

Insomnia? I dare say -- and here's the reason,
How do you live? A stroll around the market
And back you come all tired. Then a nice warm bath.
Food, when you feel like eating. Sleep? Your life's a sleep.
So many good things crowd on you, you've got no room
For any ordinary need.


Instead of giving Michael Jackson drugs, his doctors would have served him well to prescribe a job. We mean a real job; working at McDonald's say. An additional Rx of going to the grocery after working a full shift, buying his own food, bringing it home, cooking it, maybe mowing the yard before tv and bed. Clean his own bathroom on his day off. He'd of slept then--like a baby, probably.

Not saying Jackson would've had to do this indefinately. But a year of it, say--or even a few months. The reward? Hard won insight on how to get a good night's sleep (and hard won anything is the best kind--as Saturn shows us, what we have to work for, we keep) and enough appreciation for the kind of life available to him that we bet a lot of the man's issues would have disappeared of their own accord.

Flipping burgers could have saved Michael Jackson.

After all, it worked for Elvis. (Just ask all the people who've seen him manning the grills at fast food joints around the country, furtively trying not to be recognized ...)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Whales and weekly horoscopes

If our partner's snoring wakes us up in the pre-dawn hours and we can't get back to sleep, don't waste time tossing and turning. Wrap up in a favorite blanky and go look at the sky! (Hey, you'd be surprised how many people began studying astrology due to snoring ...).

Right now Mar rises early in the east, soon followed by lovely Venus. The ancients believed that Venus was in lust with her lover Mars and would chase him into the sky begging for sex, proving only that wishful thinking was as rampant several thousand years ago as it is today.

(An aside; when visiting Denver, Colorado--a bicycle lovers paradise--this bicycle loving astrologer saw a buff young fellow pushing his bicycle by it's seat down the street. Riding bikes isn't allowed on the main tourist street in Denver because of too many pedestrians. He had a beautiful bike and as he walked by I couldn't help ogling it. He caught my ogle and broke into a wide grin, obviously thinking--"I'm so hot even these old chicks can't help gawking." It was the bike that caught my eye, but no point saying so and deflating the poor fella.)

Mars in the early morning is moving between the horns of the Celestial Bull, a turbulent place to be in the best of times and Mars is also throwing dirt clods at half the other planets in the sky all week. What's it all mean? It means we can either channel energy dynamically and productively or we can fight. It means the health care debates will remain entertaining with focus remaining on loud mouths channeling their inner 2-year old. It means that verbally expressing political, religious, and any other controversial opinion while out and about will guarantee we're soon in the midst of a, um ... lively ... conversation. And it means that if our sweetie is driving us stark, raving mad, best thing to do is get the heck out of there and go ride our horse, or bicycle, dig in our garden, or ...

... write a letter to the gosh dang Japanese Government about how civilized and supposedly enlightened people can probably find better ways of engaging intelligent, socially complex creatures like whales than eating them. Contact information for Japanese officials below! (Or, hey, insert cause of choice--When Mars is active, as he is now, channeling our inner hero and inner warrior will head off any temptation to channel our inner two year old).

Mars wants action but will settle for trouble. Give it action or it will help us find the other!

Another thing to do is check out the new weekly horoscopes now up at: http://trishmarieastrology.com/

Yeah, it's Sun Sign stuff but still--yes--(those who've asked) it's based on real astrology.

Keep in mind that we can read our Rising Sign as well as Sun Sign. Because of the way Sun Sign columns are written, the Rising Sign scope will be valid too.

"The killing of a whale by the most modern method is cruel beyond description. An exploding harpoon meant to kill quickly rarely does more than rupture the whale's organs. It thrashes, and gushes blood and begins to drown in its own hemorrhage. It is winched to the side of the kill ship and a probe is jabbed into it and thousands of volts of electricity are run through in an attempt to kill it faster. The whale screams and thrashes. Often, if it is a mother, her calf swims wildly around her, doomed to its own slow death later on. Again, the electricity fails to kill the whale, and it normally takes fifteen to twenty minutes of this torture for the whale to drown and die. Whatever one things of whales' high intelligence, the advanced social structure, the obvious emotions and the still mysterious ability to communicate over long distances, this method of slaughter would not be allowed as standard practice in any slaughterhouse in the world." Peter Heller, The Whale Warriors
(It was 25 minutes from harpooning to death for the whale in the video link above).


The Prime Minister of Japan, Taro Aso, is a Virgo with Moon and Saturn both in Taurus. Practical arguments appeal to this type of astrological mix, and whaling is both unsustainable and impractical. Saturn will be moving into the Prime Minister's solar 2nd house beginning late October and over the next couple of years, values will either become more entrenched or be open (via stress) to alteration. Jupiter moving into his solar 7th house suggests that world opinion/the opinions of others will become a bigger influence in his life in 2010. Pens or keyboards at the ready? ...
PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
Prime Minister Taro Aso1-6-1 Nagata-choChiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8968 JAPANTel: +81-3-5253-2111E-mail form: http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment.htmlE-mail: Kanteihp-info@cas.go.jpPublic Relations Fax: +81-3-3581-3883

MINISTER OF FISHERIES1-2-1 KsumigasekiChiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8907 JAPANTel:+81-3-3502-8111Fax: +81-3-3502-0794E-mail form: http://www.voice.maff.go.jp/maff-interactive/people/ShowWebFormAction.do?FORM_NO=5Website: www.maff.go.jp./eindex.html

This newsletter may be freely shared as long as credit and copyright notice are included ('cause even we star struck idealists gotta protect our stuff).Copyright © 2009, Trish MarieAll rights reserved

Astrology of Health Care debates



Just when we thought politics was getting boring again along comes the health care debates. Chiron, the wounded healer has been holding court with Jupiter and Neptune all year. Jupiter expands things, wants them to get bigger and "health issues" sure have gotten bigger. Neptune is compassion and inclusiveness, the old "everything is part of the whole," mantra. We could even start singing Kumbaya when Neptune comes around except no one's going to be able to find their guitars or harmonicas. For Neptune is essentially strange vanishing, sublime malevolence. "I feel it gone, but know not how it went," wrote the Bard and he must've done so under a Neptune transit.

What's the mix mean for health care? This astrologer is tempted to say nothing good. This will mean different things to different people however (just the way Neptune likes it) depending on whether we're one of those who thinks everyone should have access to the joy of a doctor's office visit or hospital stay, or whether we think ill health is something only those who can pay for the privilege should risk enjoying.

RIGHT NOW Mercury, god of yak, yak and Mars, that planet that aids us in channeling our inner warrior--or our inner 2 year old (as we choose) are making faces at each other and conversations are passionate, or "heated." This aspect strong through this weekend so channel verbal and mental energy into pursuits that stimulate positive passion. But why be productive when we can eat up hours fervently trying to change someone's mind while they're just as fervently trying to change ours? It's choices like this why they make coins with two faces.

On to the Voids. All times given in Eastern or Pacific Daylight Saving time. The rest of the world, you've got to convert! (We mean the time zones silly--what God/s/esses anyone chooses to worship, ignore or disbelieve in is not something that's on my, "things Trish should stress over," note board.)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th MOON IS IN GEMINI and she is not Void. Moon NOT Void--go ahead and begin something. Like an argument. Mercury and Mars at odds will help that escalate. Really. (Yeah, yeah, we could always sit back and just take in information ourselves, see what we can use it for in our own once and future kingdom, but where's the entertainment value in that?). Moon enters Void at 11:19 PM PDT.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16th, MOON ENTERS VOID at 2:19 am EDT. (Already there PDT). Luna LEAVES THE VOID at 9:13 am EDT (6:13 am PDT) and enters Cancer. Pre-dawn sky will be worth getting up for the next several mornings as a crescent Moon slides by through the constellation (not quite the same thing as zodiac sign) Gemini and morning star Venus.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17th Moon is not Void. Pre-dawn sky is worth getting up for--look east! ACCIDENT ENERGY HIGH TODAY, TUESDAY--drive carefully and don't run with scissors.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18th Moon enters the Void at 3:09 am EDT, 0:09 PDT. She leaves Void at 9:57 am EDT, 6:57 am PDT and enters Leo. Accident energy high, but don't take my word for it--go ahead and ride the horse in the barn with the most issues and see for ourselves.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19th MOON IS IN LEO, no voids. If we want something out of our life, today's a good day to feed it to the Lions.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20th, MOON ENTERS THE VOID at 6:02 am EDT, 3:02 am PDT. Leaves the Void at 10:00 am EDT, 7:00 am PDT and enters VIRGO. This is also the day of the LEO NEW MOON. Leo is a sign that loves personal attention (it is symbolized by the King of Beasts, after all) but under current aspects the concept of noblesse oblige-"nobility obligates," particularly applies. The true King serves the people, rather than expects to be served. Self-promotion fails, altruistic acts are favored. Egads, it's enough to make one want to be a peasant for the week.

The MOON IS IN VIRGO on FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st and she is not Void.

LUNA ENTERS THE VOID on SATURDAY, AUGUST 22nd at 7:44 am EDT, 4:44 am PDT (Pacific coasters, we do expect you to be up for this event--how can we resist a 4:44 am start time after all?). LUNA LEAVES THE VOID at 11:21 am EDT, 8:12 am PDT and enters Libra. --SUN ENTERS VIRGO--.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd MOON IS IN LIBRA and she is not Void.

MOON ENTERS THE VOID on MONDAY, AUGUST 24th at 2:10 pm EDT, 11:10 am PDT. Leaves the void at 3:16 pm EDT, 12:16 pm PDT and enters Scorpio.

MOON IS IN SCORPIO ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 25TH AND SHE IS NOT VOID. Mars enters Cancer, there to stay 'til Mid October. Sometime in this time frame Cancer Sun/Moon/ and especially Rising sign people will feel Mars energy especially strongly. Mars wants passion but will settle for trouble, so if we're not being passionately productive we're going to be passionately running from the crowd of people we've pissed off. Our choice.

Also today, Mercury enters Libra, there to stay 'til mid September. Mercury is communication, Libra is indecisiveness. Our final answer may not really be our final answer.

MOON ENTERS THE VOID ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26th at 2:34 am EDT, 11:34 am PDT. SHE LEAVES THE VOID AT 11:16 pm EDT, 8:16 pm PDT and enters SAGITTARIUS. Venus enters LEO and big cats as well as little get hugs and kisses through most of September.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th the MOON IS IN SAGITTARIUS and she is not Void. First quarter Moon, face challenges to our dream head on. Unless the challenge is from a bulldozer, then maybe better to just sneak up on the thing.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th the MOON IS IN SAGITTARIUS. Moon enters the Void at 10:28 pm PDT.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th MOON ENTERS THE VOID at 1:26 am EDT (already there, PDT). Leaves the Void at 10:44 am EDT (7:44 am PDT) and enters cut throa--er, we mean, ambitious CAPRICORN.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th MOON IS IN CAPRICORN, NO VOIDS.

MONDAY, AUGUST 31st Moon enters the Void at 2:09 pm EDT (11:09 am PDT). She leaves the Void at 11:43 pm EDT, 8:43 pm PDT and enters Aquarius.

Never give your birthdate to an astrologer,
Trish
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Health Care and astrology

Just when we thought politics was getting boring again along comes the health care debates. Chiron, the wounded healer has been holding court with Jupiter and Neptune all year. Jupiter expands things, wants them to get bigger and "health issues" sure have gotten bigger. Neptune is compassion and inclusiveness, the old "everything is part of the whole," mantra. We could even start singing Kumbaya when Neptune comes around except no one's going to be able to find their guitars or harmonicas. For Neptune is essentially strange vanishing, sublime malevolence. "I feel it gone, but know not how it went," wrote the Bard and he must've done so under a Neptune transit.

What's the mix mean for health care? This astrologer is tempted to say nothing good. This will mean different things to different people however (just the way Neptune likes it) depending on whether we're one of those who thinks everyone should have access to the joy of a doctor's office visit or hospital stay, or whether we think ill health is something only those who can pay for the privilege should risk enjoying.

RIGHT NOW Mercury, god of yak, yak and Mars, that planet that aids us in channeling our inner warrior--or our inner 2 year old (as we choose) are making faces at each other and conversations are passionate, or "heated." This aspect strong through this weekend so channel verbal and mental energy into pursuits that stimulate positive passion. But why be productive when we can eat up hours fervently trying to change someone's mind while they're just as fervently trying to change ours? It's choices like this why they make coins with two faces.

On to the Voids. All times given in Eastern or Pacific Daylight Saving time. The rest of the world, you've got to convert! (We mean the time zones silly--what God/s/esses anyone chooses to worship, ignore or disbelieve in is not something that's on my, "things Trish should stress over," note board.)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th MOON IS IN GEMINI and she is not Void. Moon NOT Void--go ahead and begin something. Like an argument. Mercury and Mars at odds will help that escalate. Really. (Yeah, yeah, we could always sit back and just take in information ourselves, see what we can use it for in our own once and future kingdom, but where's the entertainment value in that?). Moon enters Void at 11:19 PM PDT.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16th, MOON ENTERS VOID at 2:19 am EDT. (Already there PDT). Luna LEAVES THE VOID at 9:13 am EDT (6:13 am PDT) and enters Cancer. Pre-dawn sky will be worth getting up for the next several mornings as a crescent Moon slides by through the constellation (not quite the same thing as zodiac sign) Gemini and morning star Venus.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17th Moon is not Void. Pre-dawn sky is worth getting up for--look east! ACCIDENT ENERGY HIGH TODAY, TUESDAY--drive carefully and don't run with scissors.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18th Moon enters the Void at 3:09 am EDT, 0:09 PDT. She leaves Void at 9:57 am EDT, 6:57 am PDT and enters Leo. Accident energy high, but don't take my word for it--go ahead and ride the horse in the barn with the most issues and see for ourselves.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19th MOON IS IN LEO, no voids. If we want something out of our life, today's a good day to feed it to the Lions.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20th, MOON ENTERS THE VOID at 6:02 am EDT, 3:02 am PDT. Leaves the Void at 10:00 am EDT, 7:00 am PDT and enters VIRGO. This is also the day of the LEO NEW MOON. Leo is a sign that loves personal attention (it is symbolized by the King of Beasts, after all) but under current aspects the concept of noblesse oblige-"nobility obligates," particularly applies. The true King serves the people, rather than expects to be served. Self-promotion fails, altruistic acts are favored. Egads, it's enough to make one want to be a peasant for the week.

The MOON IS IN VIRGO on FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st and she is not Void.

LUNA ENTERS THE VOID on SATURDAY, AUGUST 22nd at 7:44 am EDT, 4:44 am PDT (Pacific coasters, we do expect you to be up for this event--how can we resist a 4:44 am start time after all?). LUNA LEAVES THE VOID at 11:21 am EDT, 8:12 am PDT and enters Libra. --SUN ENTERS VIRGO--.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd MOON IS IN LIBRA and she is not Void.

MOON ENTERS THE VOID on MONDAY, AUGUST 24th at 2:10 pm EDT, 11:10 am PDT. Leaves the void at 3:16 pm EDT, 12:16 pm PDT and enters Scorpio.

MOON IS IN SCORPIO ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 25TH AND SHE IS NOT VOID. Mars enters Cancer, there to stay 'til Mid October. Sometime in this time frame Cancer Sun/Moon/ and especially Rising sign people will feel Mars energy especially strongly. Mars wants passion but will settle for trouble, so if we're not being passionately productive we're going to be passionately running from the crowd of people we've pissed off. Our choice.

Also today, Mercury enters Libra, there to stay 'til mid September. Mercury is communication, Libra is indecisiveness. Our final answer may not really be our final answer.

MOON ENTERS THE VOID ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26th at 2:34 am EDT, 11:34 am PDT. SHE LEAVES THE VOID AT 11:16 pm EDT, 8:16 pm PDT and enters SAGITTARIUS. Venus enters LEO and big cats as well as little get hugs and kisses through most of September.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th the MOON IS IN SAGITTARIUS and she is not Void. First quarter Moon, face challenges to our dream head on. Unless the challenge is from a bulldozer, then maybe better to just sneak up on the thing.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th the MOON IS IN SAGITTARIUS. Moon enters the Void at 10:28 pm PDT.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th MOON ENTERS THE VOID at 1:26 am EDT (already there, PDT). Leaves the Void at 10:44 am EDT (7:44 am PDT) and enters cut throa--er, we mean, ambitious CAPRICORN.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th MOON IS IN CAPRICORN, NO VOIDS.

MONDAY, AUGUST 31st Moon enters the Void at 2:09 pm EDT (11:09 am PDT). She leaves the Void at 11:43 pm EDT, 8:43 pm PDT and enters Aquarius.

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Trish
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lunar Eclipse and Voids thru August



There was a Lunar Eclipse with the August 5/6th Full Moon but we wouldn't know it by looking. This eclipse, like the Lunar Eclipse of July 7th has the Moon barely grazing the Earth's shadow and no visible change in Luna's light will occur. We can think of tonight's Moon as an Full Moon with extra punch. If we're a werewolf (or know any) lay in a supply of raw meat now.

Tonight's Moon triggers a conflict of energy; on the one hand Uranus's building square to Pluto inspires revolutionary impulses. We're ready to march (metaphorically or otherwise) for peace, justice, universal health care, baby seals--something!). On the other hand, the Jupiter/Neptune/Chiron (dreams crashing into cold, hard reality) involvement in this Eclipse inclines us to expect more from people and society than they are capable of giving. So say the stellar alignments, though the wise person, instead of seeing the glass as half empty--or even half full--will instead try and discover who drank half their beer.

So if we feel like breaking out of a rut today, thank the Moon! If we get halfway out of the rut only to have a cold pint thrust into our hand, likewise thank the Moon (try not to drink so much we drift too far back into the rut unless of course we left the chips down there). If we're the one doing the pouring, pay attention--under these alignments we could easily fill everyone's mug only to find we've none left for our own. Now that would be hopeful expectations running into cold, hard reality.

Moon is in Aquarius today, Wed. Aug 5th. She is not Void.

Moon enters the Void THURSDAY, AUGUST 6th at 8:20 pm EDT, 5:20 pm PDT. Void rest of the evening. Luna is still "under the influence"--of Jupiter/Neptune/Chiron. Imagination is enhanced but keep it real, or at least imagine we're keeping it real.

Moon leaves the Void on FRIDAY AUGUST 7th at 5:34 am EDT, 2:34 am PDT. She enters Pisces. Just what we need after an overdose of enhanced unreality (Jupiter/Neptune)--a dose of Pisces, the sign that rules the concept of enhanced unreality. Game of Quidditch, anyone?

Moon is in Pisces on SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th and not Void. Luna gets involved in an argument between Mars (go, go, go) and Saturn (stop, stop, stop) so at four way stops and blinking red lights be prepared for confusion in fellow drivers.

Luna enters the Void on SUNDAY, AUGUST 9th at 8:44 am EDT (5:44 am PDT). She leaves the Void at 4:23 pm EDT (1:23 pm PDT) and enters passionate Aries. Moon's relationships with Uranus and Pluto favors audaciousness and "building upon the ruins." Good day for a sand castle contest--those things are always falling down.

Void of Course Moon table, in EDT:
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Void from Thursday, August 06, 2009 8:19 PMto Friday, August 07, 2009 5:34 AM

Void from Sunday, August 09, 2009 8:44 AMto Sunday, August 09, 2009 4:23 PM

Void from Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:03 PMto Wednesday, August 12, 2009 12:49 AM

Void from Thursday, August 13, 2009 11:17 PMto Friday, August 14, 2009 6:25 AM

Void from Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:19 AMto Sunday, August 16, 2009 9:13 AM

Void from Tuesday, August 18, 2009 3:09 AMto Tuesday, August 18, 2009 9:56 AM

Void from Thursday, August 20, 2009 6:01 AMto Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:00 AM

Void from Saturday, August 22, 2009 7:44 AMto Saturday, August 22, 2009 11:12 AM

Void from Monday, August 24, 2009 2:10 PMto Monday, August 24, 2009 3:16 PM

Void from Wednesday, August 26, 2009 2:34 PMto Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:16 PM

Void from Saturday, August 29, 2009 1:26 AMto Saturday, August 29, 2009 10:44 AM

Void from Monday, August 31, 2009 2:09 PMto Monday, August 31, 2009 11:43 PM

Monday, July 6, 2009

What Eclipse?

Tonight we get treated to a Lunar Eclipse, except this eclipse will look like a plain old ordinary Full Moon, it being a prenumbral eclipse (meaning the Moon will only graze the Earth's shadow). Sometimes with prenumbral eclipses someone, somewhere gets to see at least a partial darkening of the Moon, but this grazing will be so off center that were the Moon a car, we'd not even need to report the matter to our insurance company; no where will the Moon be seen to darken.

The ancients believed that if an eclipse didn't look like an eclipse then essentially no eclipse happened. Thus, "eclipse effects" should be light with this lunation, the Universe saving its cards for the upcoming Solar Eclipse.

"Light" is a relative term though, as any airport baggage handler can tell us. Eclipses bring about sudden endings, and sudden changes of direction. Governor-soon-to-be-ex-Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska is a good example of a sudden endings and/or change of direction although it doesn't take an eclipse for a person given to erratic behavior to exhibit erratic behavior.

This eclipse, visible or not, is still a Full Moon: emotions are stirred and secrets revealed. The Moon is in relationship with the Fixed Star Vega (Wega, alpha Lyra). Associated with art, mystery, and magic Vega also is said to foretell of trouble caused by forgery or writing. My advice? Don't plagiarize magic spells and everything will be A-okay.

It is considered unwise to begin important projects or initiate important actions within several days of either side of an eclipse, but then it's considered unwise to chat on one's cell-phone while driving too and that doesn't stop very many folks from doing so.

The Moon is not Void until WEDNESDAY, JULY 8th when the MOON WILL ENTER THE VOID AT 5:43 am EDT, 2:43 am PDT. She'll LEAVE THE VOID at 11:03 am EDT, 8:03 am PDT when she enters AQUARIUS.

The Moon carries the light (transfers energy) from Mars to Venus on Wednesday as well, which favors taking action to beautify or harmonize, and can also literally represent something being transferred from a man to a woman. The energy occurring within the shadow of an eclipse guarantees that surprises remain in store, no matter how well laid the plans.

THE MOON IS IN AQUARIUS on THURSDAY, JULY 9th and she is not void. A second exact alignment of the Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron conjunction is immanent (Friday) and the loss of a dream is confronted. Before we get too depressed remember that sometimes Old Yeller's got to die if we're going to get a memorable story out of the thing, and it sure worked out for Disney. In the ending of an illusion comes the potential to make use of a reality we've been just sitting on.

THE MOON ENTERS THE VOID ON FRIDAY, JULY 10th at 10:17 pm EDT, 7:17 pm PDT. She LEAVES THE VOID at 11:44 pm EDT, 8:44 pm PDT when she slips into nebulous PISCES. The Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron conjunction is exact for the second time and dreams die hard, but ankles break easily (other injuries happen easily too). Haven't learned how to hang glide yet? Today is NOT the day to begin that quest.

Trish Marie
Astrologer

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Weekly Horoscopes

Weekly horoscopes, sample below, the rest available at my website:

Virgo: Remember that scene in the Kubrick movie The Shining where the wife of tormented writer Jack Torrance sneaks a look at the novel he's been writing only to discover he's typed "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," over and over and over? When an opportunity to goof off arises this week Virgo, accept the invitation--or get typing.

July 4th Astrology

To all who've asked about the Void Moon newsletter, know that this astrologer has been looking for it (it's somewhere up there in my brain I'm sure). Until I find it I'm taking a page from the "Twitter" notebook and sending out shorter updates. If you enjoy them and/or find them useful great, if you'd rather not get these please do let me know (preferably by writing the request on the back of a $50 bill and mailing it my address ...).

Luna is in Sagittarius on through most of the Holiday weekend (July 3, 4, most of 5th). She is not Void Friday or Saturday.

Mercury, the chatty Kathy of planets is making faces at control-freak Pluto. Tendency to obsess will be strong, tendency to obsess will be strong, tendency to obsess will be ... WHACK! (Slapping herself out of it). The word obsess comes from Latin roots that mean "to sit on," like when we can't get our butt out of the chair that's in front of the computer. Lewis Thomas says that "obsess" looks like a word with its mind on something else. Maybe even obsessed by something else.

This energy strong through Saturday and we can waste time grinding over every torturous detail of (insert theme of choice) OR we can use the energy more productively for this transit also favors research, transforming unhelpful attitudes, and is also frankly a pretty good transit under which to write one's governmental officials and tell them what idiots they are (nicely, of course).

Writing/communication should go well but there is a risk of sudden endings where communication is concerned. Which seems like a good place to end this one.

Moon enters the Void on Sunday, July 4th at 3:17 pm EDT, 12:17 pm PDT. Leaves Void at 10:07 pm EDT, 7:07 pm PDT when she enters sensible Capricorn. Reality rules.

Monday, June 29, 2009

First Quarter Moon Haiku

Half grown Moon under
Spica, Harvest Goddess Star;
"Dig, but marry not."

Spica associated with talent and work but considered unfavorable for love matters in many cases. Spica is Alpha Virgo, alpha star in the harvest or virgin goddess. Right after twittering (tweeting? ... whatever ...) this story came in ...

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Weekly horoscopes June 25-July 2

Available at my website. Here's a sample:

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Ever hear about the guy who added a second wing to his home, only to watch it fly away? Our home demands we take action this week Cancer, but do think changes through carefully.

Leo (July 23-Aug 22): Rodney Dangerfield once quipped that the neighborhood he came from was so tough, he once put his hand in some wet cement and felt another hand. Our neighborhood may not suit us ideally this week Leo, but consider that things certainly could be worse.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Weekly horoscopes June 19-25

Aries (March 21-April 19): One way to deal with stress on the home front Aries is to move. Before we accept an offer on our residence though do make sure we aren't currently renting.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): If messages are confusing this week Taurus it may be because we're in unfamiliar territory. Next time we ask the gods for new people to talk to, remember to include language preferences.

Gemini (June 21-July 22): A Chinese proverb advises that the wise benefit more from their enemies than fools do from their friends. This is because the wise choose friends who don't need regular bail outs. If buddies confuse us with the government this week Gemini, it may be time for some tough love.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Nietzsche said that one must have chaos within in order to birth the dancing star. If that's true then this week we're birthing not only stars, but supernovas Cancer. Inform our companions they might want to wear shades.

Leo (July 23-Aug 22): It's famously said that a prophet is never recognized in their own country. Sometimes a king has trouble getting their due on home ground too, but at least the food is familiar; think about that if contemplating an escape from or return to a place where they know us too well, Leo.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22): A friend may want more from us than we're willing to give this week Virgo. We could try wearing garlic around our neck and see if that dissuades them.

Libra (Sept 23-Oct 23): We may feel as if home and family are raining on our parade this week Libra. If escape is not an option at least plant vegetables to be watered for future use.

Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22): "The secret of your future," Mike Murdock sagely notes, "is hidden in your daily routine." If routines seem disrupted now Scorpio, consider the upsets a necessary course correction. Either that or we missed the "falling rocks," sign a mile back.

Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21): "Dignity and an empty sack is worth the sack," advise the Ferengi, Star Trek's race of uber-capitalist aliens. Before putting either sack or dignity on e-Bay Sadge, know that a better solution exists. We may have to rethink a gamble that didn't pay off to find it though.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19): If others seem to be getting all the credit while we feel as if we're really doing all the work Capricorn, we might try walking in their shoes for a few days. Note however that if our feet begin to hurt, it's not because of a difference in shoe size.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 19): A surprising message may interrupt our routine this week Aquarius. If it's the mother ship calling however, the message is probably that we've forgotten to take our meds.

Pisces (Feb 20-March 20): There's a big difference between being childlike and childish Pisces. If we're not sure what that is, we can ask our money. If it's not answering, that's our clue.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Astrological Haiku; Jupiter retrograde

Jupiter turns retrograde today, triggering the Jupiter/Neptune/Chiron alignment. If we have natal planets or angles (Ascendant, Ic or 4th house cusp, Descendant, Midheaven) at 26 degrees of Aquarius or thereabouts, this Jupiter will be talking to us. (We could try covering our ears but don't stake all bets on that working). Dreams and aspirations at this time need realisitic foundations or significant renovation. If events are telling us an aspiration may be no more than castle-in-the-clouds building, let it go or buy a parachute.

Jupiter retro
Shoot my arrow into sky
Oops! Popped my dream.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Astrological Haiku

Sunday May 31st 2009





The stellar Lion leaps


over Saturn and the Moon.


Practical wants win.


(this picture was created with Stellarium,
free open-source astronomical software

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sun Sign horoscopes Fri May 29-Thur June 4


Aries (March 21-April 19): From the Bible, Shakespeare, and tv's "The Simpson's" we learn that sibling relationships are fraught with peril. The unwritten message is that it's a lot easier to write a good story if there's a sibling in the picture. It's the unwritten message we want to focus on this week Aries.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): It's been said that while money can't buy happiness, it sure can rent some great substitutes. Rent the dream rather than buy this week Taurus, for easier returns.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): A seeker asks a guru how to achieve happiness. "Good judgement," replies the guru. "How do I learn good judgement?" queries the seeker. "Bad judgment," comes the reply. Events of this week will let us know if we're still on that learning curve Gemini.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): "The lost glove is happy," writes Vladimir Nabokov in the novel Pale Fire. The stars suggest we'll fare best if we expect neither too much nor too little in getting happily lost Cancer.

Leo (July 23-Aug 22): In the world of Star Trek, the uber-capitalist Ferengi have a saying: "Free advice is seldom cheap." It's this week's message from the stars Leo.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22): If life attempts to goad us into trying to please everyone this week Virgo, politely remind life that that's what Librans are for.

Libra (Sept 23-Oct 23): Our choice this week is between service to community or a great escape Libra. It's because of dilemmas like this that the Peace Corp gets volunteers.

Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22): In the book He's Just Not That Into You authors Behrend and Tuccillo note that we should never make someone our priority while allowing ourselves to be their option. Have they been reading our diary Scorpio?

Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21): "My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery people would stop dying," quipped golfer Ed Furgol. A base of operation we thought was a sure thing may be giving us pause at this time Sagittarius.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19): A Starbuck's cup quotes Amy Elyse-Neer's observation that when she was young, she was misled by flashcards into believing that xylophones and zebras were much more common. Look deeper than the immediate message this week Capricorn.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 19): "Take care to sell your horse before he dies," cautioned poet Robert Frost. "The art of life is passing losses on." We get the opportunity to do just that this week Aquarius.

Pisces (Feb 20-March 20): The biggest problem with building castles in the clouds is that castles so located are incompatible with the laws of physics. Take care to keep foundations under our aspirations this week Pisces.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Astrology of Polo Pony deaths

Because of my horsey connections, lots of folks writing to ask about what astrology may say of the tragic polo pony deaths in Florida.

Briefly, it looks like a crime to me (hoping I'm wrong on this one but ...). Jupiter, Neptune, and Chiron align in the 7th house, the the house of open enemies. I've been reading a lot of feel-good new age nonsense about this Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron alignment on the web; in my client's charts it's caused nothing but trouble. Jupiter and Neptune both rule horses, and Chiron, the centaur is connected with poisons (Chiron was wounded by a poisoned arrow).
Sun in the chart represents the body and physical vitality, and this Sun is in paran with the destructive star Algol, in the head of the Gorgon Medusa. Medusa's hair is composed of venomous snakes, and this star is also associated with poisoning and great creation or great destruction.
Venus is with the star Scheat, in the constellation Pegasus. Scheat can be channeled productively into wisdom and the search for knowledge but is also a troublesome star, often associated with disasters as well as murder and suicide.
Moon in the chart is in very strong relationship with Antares, the heart of the Scorpion--a point of great passion. Fixed Star expert Bernadette Brady says of the Moon in this kind of relationship with Antares, "Crimes of passion."
Mars is in relationship with Zosma, Delta Leo, the point where the Celestial Lion's back is broken by the club of Hercules--Brady says, "a group is victimized." Zosma is also a star associated with poison.
The constellation Cetus, the beast from the deep (unconscious) is swallowing Mercury and the Zenith of the chart (public image)--someone is wanting to make a big statement. (Like in the movie "The Godfather" when the Godfather's enemies left the severed head of one of his racehorse's on his bed.)
Mars, the god of war, is aligned with Venus in the 8th house of death. When Mars is with Venus he's very passionate and he can be a bit bloodthirsty, as he had to slay gatekeepers (in myth) in order to get to the object of his passion.
The Ascendant of the chart is held between a rising Saturn (never a good sign) and the Dragon's Tail--the South Node of the Moon, a point of loss.

So, it's this astrologer's opinion that this was a crime of passion, done to make a statement. Hopefully I'm misreading this, because it will be sad enough if proven an accident, but really horrible if done intentionally.

Trish Marie



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Monday, April 20, 2009

April astrology

Ginger Rodgers, it's been famously noted, did everything that Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels. Venus, the celestial goddess of love and money ceases her own backward dance on Friday, April 17th and heads forward. Matters of love and money retain the urgency they held since Venus went retrograde (March 6th) but at least its urgency that's rolling forward again instead of just stuck there.

Venus stations in alignment with the Fixed Star Scheat (Beta Pegasus). Scheat is a star in Pegasus, the Winged Horse. In mythology Pegasus was born when blood from the severed head of the Gorgon Medusa splashed into the sea. (And we think that foaling in our barns is a dramatic event!) Pegasus sprang from the ocean and wherever the winged horses' hooves struck earth a spring would appear. ("Pegasos" is derived from the Greek word for spring). Although the stars of the constellation Pegasus endow a horoscope with energy related the pursuit of adventure or knowledge they also have connections with water--especially the star Scheat. Water is a good thing (unless we're in the mood for wine). Then again too much water, or water in the wrong place at the wrong time can be a bad thing and Scheat is a star frequently prominent in events where water becomes a problem: the ocean liner Titanic had Scheat as one of her horoscope's founding stars (a cursory look at a book of Fixed Star meanings would have told the Titanic's founders that Scheat is strongly connected with water disasters and drowning, and perhaps not good star to have in the horoscope of a boat).

Friday (April 17) morning your Libra (ruled by Venus) astrologer was perplexed by the sound of bubbling and gurgling coming from somewhere underneath the dark recesses of my barn. Exploring further we discover water bubbling up right out of the ground, forming a creek--I mean, you could've launched a toy boat into the flow and watched it go!--the flow forming a small lake at the other end of the barn (this barn is built into a hill and if you duck, you can walk underneath--former cow barn).

Visions of bottling Michigan's answer to Fiji Water quickly fade upon noticing there seems to be something distinctly man-made in the center of our gushing font. So much for artesian wonders--shutting off the water to the barn shows us it's a broken underground pipe and our own well pump that is the source of this fountain. The pipe that gave rise to the gurgling brook was one we didn't even know was there (and we've lived here 25 years). Makes one wonder what else is buried on the property we don't know about ... (money? treasure? Jimmy Hoffa?).

If a client asks me to look at the horoscope for buying real estate, and I see Scheat prominent, I'll tell them to be alert for water problems should they buy the property. Thus far, Scheat's always rang (or rather, leaked) true in these charts--if the property is bought, it leaks somewhere. (If a client asks me to look at the horoscope of a boat and I see Scheat prominent, I ask them if they wouldn't prefer golf to boating as a hobby.)

I also advise never buying real estate (or anything else important) under a Void Moon! On to the Voids! All times given in Eastern or Pacific Daylight Saving Time:


The MOON ENTERS THE VOID ON SUNDAY, APRIL 19th at 6:16 pm EDT (3:16 pm PDT). She LEAVES THE VOID ON THE WEST COAST at 10:55 pm PDT, when she drifts into PISCES.

The MOON LEAVES THE VOID on MONDAY, APRIL 20th at 1:55 am EDT when she drifts into foggy PISCES. The Moon will trigger the developing Jupiter, Neptune, Chiron alignment--a formation that will reach peak expression in late May, mid July, and again in December so today's events may give us a sneak peak at what this alignment will bring to us. Which is great, because if the presentation is not to our liking we'll have lots of time to hide.

LUNA IS IN PISCES on TUESDAY, APRIL 21st and she's not Void. The sign of Pisces rules sleep and we should rest up today because we'll want to get up early: the night of the 21st, morning of the 22nd is the maximum of the Lyrid Meteor Shower, but wait! There's more! (For some reason I feel like I should advertise some kitschy kitchen gadget right now ...). In the wee morning hours, while cheerfully watching the meteor shower folks living on the West Coast will also get to see brilliant Venus vanish as the crescent Moon reaches and then passes directly in front of her. An Occultation of Venus during a meteor shower--now that's not something we get to see every day! But wait, there's more! Though the urge to advertise knives (or something) at this point is strong, rather than knives it's the planetary ruler of all cutting weapons that's included in this mix: hanging just below the Moon-Venus hookup we may, if we're lucky, see Mars just above the horizon.
Much of the rest of the country will see either the Moon closely graze (but not cover) Venus, or nothing at all (sniffle). We'll all still get the meteor shower, so there's no excuse to stay in bed.
A meteor shower during an occultation, and with Mars in the mix! What's it all mean?
The ancient Babylonians would have thought it meant that a sacrifice was required to propitiate obviously unsettled gods. Hooey with that kind of superstition. I'm going to watch this astronomical event secure in the knowledge that it's a beautiful sight and nothing more (though I'll have an old Barbie doll on hand, you know--just in case. Ken too: wouldn't want to be sexist. If events begin to get crazy in my life, off with their heads and that's all there is to it).

On a side note--the ancient Babylonians, from whence comes our astrology, believed that events such as meteor showers represent unsettled cosmic conditions that (besides needing propitiating with appropriate sacrifice) could portend large and unsettled events. Much depends on how bright the shower. Low key showers foretell nothing much, but really bright events are harbringers of big trouble. The last time the Lyrids were particularly bright was April of 1982; Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, triggering a very strong response by Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. So what, one asks? Just this--the Lyrid Meteor Shower is birthed by Comet P/Thatcher (named in 1861).

LUNA ENTERS THE VOID on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22nd at 9:29 am EDT. (6:29 am PDT). She LEAVES THE VOID at 10:09 am EDT (7:09 am PDT) when she traipses into ever-enthused ARIES. This is the morning of the Venus occultation mentioned above; if we're in the viewing area and get up before dawn we'll be treated to a rare astronomical show. If we get our teenagers up before dawn so that they can experience the sight with us we'll gain the knowledge that some things are best experienced alone.

The MOON IS IN ARIES on THURSDAY, APRIL 23rd and she is not Void. Get up early enough and we can see the last sliver of the waning crescent Moon vanishing into the rays of the rising Sun. What's it mean astrologically? It's a good day to get rid of something (if we're a Cancer this will not come as a welcome forecast--these guys cling to everything. Pretty difficult to part a Taurus from their stuff too).

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID on FRIDAY, APRIL 24th at 8:12 am EDT (5:12 am PDT). SHE LEAVES THE VOID at 2:46 pm EDT (11:46 am PDT) when she traipses into TAURUS. This is also the day of the TAURUS NEW MOON. A change in the direction of a relationship is in the stars. If we don't currently have a relationship whose direction can be changed, why not head down to our local animal shelter and pick out some true love? (Wait 'til after the Moon leaves the Void though!)

LUNA is in TAURUS on SATURDAY, APRIL 25th and she is not Void. "Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world," Ron told Harry in one of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter stories. Transits for today say don't believe everything we hear, especially if we're the only one who seems to be hearing it.

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID on SUNDAY, APRIL 26th at 11:42 am EDT (8:42 am PDT). She LEAVES THE VOID at 5:02 pm EDT (2:02 pm PDT) when she yaks her way into flexible GEMINI. A misalignment between Mars and Pluto today will have a lot of folks channeling their inner two year old. When we leave home today, carry candy. Hand it out to any adult who looks like they're about to have a meltdown over trivialities.

MOON IS IN GEMINI on MONDAY, APRIL 27th and she is not Void. Gemini is a chatty Moon but Saturn's square to Luna may encourage any out-of-control talkers we know to be inspired by occasional flashes of silence.

MOON ENTERS THE VOID on TUESDAY, APRIL 28th at 12:23 pm EDT (9:23 am PDT). She LEAVES THE VOID WHEN SHE CREEPS INTO SENSITIVE CANCER at 6:38 pm EDT (3:38 pm PDT).

MOON IS IN CANCER on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29th and she is not VOID. Sun in stalemate with the ruler of electronics, Uranus suggests the potential for a misapplication of technical data; at the same time Moon in Cancer increases sensitivity and vulnerability. Let's try not to insult our computer today--even if we feel the computer has it coming.

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30th at 12:45 pm EDT (9:45 am PDT). SHE LEAVES THE VOID at 8:56 pm EDT (5:56 pm PDT) WHEN SHE ENTERS LEO. Stellar aspects push relationship and territorial buttons over the next couple of days, with Moon-in-Leo adding drama to the mix. If we channel this energy into creative or sexual passion we'll miss out on all the fun that the couples who are fighting are having.

Void Times for April (Eastern Daylight Saving Time):

Void from Sunday, April 19, 2009 6:15 PMto Monday, April 20, 2009 1:55 AM

Void from Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:29 AMto Wednesday, April 22, 2009 10:09 AM

Void from Friday, April 24, 2009 8:11 AMto Friday, April 24, 2009 2:46 PM

Void from Sunday, April 26, 2009 11:42 AMto Sunday, April 26, 2009 5:02 PM

Void from Tuesday, April 28, 2009 12:22 PMto Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:38 PM

Void from Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:45 PMto Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:56 PM

Trish Marie
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 16 Astrology

Happy connections between Mercury, the Moon, Saturn and Mars encourage any information or experiences we encounter to be well absorbed over the next couple of days--so make sure we're exposing ourselves to good and useful stuff!

Monday, April 6, 2009

April 6-13th

April Fool's Day jokes actually began March 20th at the very turbulent Aries Equinox. The Equinox is the first true day of spring or fall, depending on what hemisphere of the planet we happen to live in. (If we're unsure which hemisphere we're in, then maybe we should be studying up on our geography rather than astrology ...). The Equinox sets the tone for the next quarter year (until the Summer Solstice) and if my new computer hadn't crashed on the overly-energetic first New Moon after the electrically charged Equinox, I'd have said that in the conflict between the entrenched old and the shocking new, expect the unexpected.

This conflict began in the fall of 2008 as Saturn (that-which-wants-to-remain-the-same) and Uranus ("You say you want a revolution?") first squared off in the sky. Saturn and Uranus continue their stare-down through the summer of 2010 and this Equinox triggers the energy. The Equinox will encourage a striving for more influence and power while at the same time confusing our aim, like shooting arrows in the fog. Well hey, we don't become better archers by hitting the bulls-eye every time right from the start! True, if we're hitting the bulls-eye every time right from the start, we don't really need to become better archers--but still. What this Equinox is saying is that if we're feeling a powerful urge for change but not really sure what, where, or how, the Universe is working on figuring this out for us. My advice: in the upcoming quarter, and year, and through 2012, don't charge blindly into change but don't wait for the storm to hit either, because change, she is a coming.

On to the Voids! All times given in Eastern or Pacific Daylight Saving Time. The rest of the world, you've got to convert!

The MOON IS IN VIRGO and not Void on MONDAY, APRIL 6th. The day's energy could manifest as an early release of pressure only to have things back up again by evening, or, more productively, transformation that begins to take root.

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID on TUESDAY, APRIL 7th at 12:52 pm EDT (9:52 am PDT). She LEAVES THE VOID when she glides into balance-seeking Libra AT 11:22 pm EDT (8:22 pm PDT). Well, "balance-seeking" is what the books say, anyway. Anyone who lives with a Libran can tell you they're anything but balanced. First they swing one way, then the next--but hey, that's how a balance scale (Libra's symbol) works, after all. At least, that's how they worked before the digital age. If the ancient astrologers had access to digital scales, Libra wouldn't swing back and forth--instead they'd just give a different answer every time they were pressed for one, and then flash that their batteries were low.

The MOON IS IN LIBRA on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8th AND SHE IS NOT VOID. Libran balance (such as it is, or rather, isn't) is upset by the energy of tomorrow's Full Moon. If we can get through today without stumbling for a half hour over what to have for lunch (if we know, or are, a Libran, we've been here) we should consider the day a success. Even if the lunch decision is the day's only accomplishment.

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID on THURSDAY, APRIL 9th at 9:46 pm EDT (6:46 pm PDT). There the rest of the evening. It's also the day of the LIBRAN FULL MOON. With Sun in "I gotta be me," Aries opposing Moon in "I want to hold your hand" Libra we may feel like Lily Tomlin when she said, "If love is the answer, can you rephrase the question?"

The MOON LEAVES THE VOID on FRIDAY, APRIL 10th at 5:23 am EDT (2:23 am PDT) when she slips into SCORPIO. Alignments today favor the art of persuasion. If we're getting all excited thinking that we're finally going to be able to convince our teenager to clean their room, forget it--even the planets can't help us with that one.

The Moon is in SCORPIO on SATURDAY, APRIL 11th and she is not Void. Venus aligns with the Fixed Star Scheat (Beta Pegasus), the star in the shoulder of the Winged Horse. Venus is sensuality. The stars of Pegasus are associated with the Pegasus Syndrome, also known as "biting off more than we can chew." Stick with chocolate today because if we bite off more chocolate than we can chew, how is this a problem?

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID on SUNDAY, APRIL 12th at 1:28 pm EDT (10:28 am PDT). She LEAVES THE VOID AT 2:01 pm EDT (11:01 am PDT) when she canters into SAGITTARIUS. It is also EASTER SUNDAY. Mercury "at the bends" (square the Moon's nodes) suggests inconvenient communications. If we're trying to explain where all the chocolate in the house went, we can always tell our family our astrologer told us to eat it.

The MOON IS IN SAGITTARIUS ON MONDAY, APRIL 13th and she is not Void. Mind-oriented Mercury and energetic Mars are in a relationship that inspires going nowhere fast. It always annoying to get nowhere early, so we may as well slow down for crying out loud.


Void Moons in EDT through April:
Void from Tuesday, April 07, 2009 12:52 PMto Tuesday, April 07, 2009 11:22 PM

Void from Thursday, April 09, 2009 9:45 PMto Friday, April 10, 2009 5:23 AM

Void from Sunday, April 12, 2009 1:28 PMto Sunday, April 12, 2009 2:00 PM

Void from Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:07 AMto Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:27 AM

Void from Friday, April 17, 2009 12:42 PMto Friday, April 17, 2009 2:19 PM

Void from Sunday, April 19, 2009 6:15 PMto Monday, April 20, 2009 1:55 AM

Void from Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:29 AMto Wednesday, April 22, 2009 10:09 AM

Void from Friday, April 24, 2009 8:11 AMto Friday, April 24, 2009 2:46 PM

Void from Sunday, April 26, 2009 11:42 AMto Sunday, April 26, 2009 5:02 PM

Void from Tuesday, April 28, 2009 12:22 PMto Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:38 PM

Void from Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:45 PMto Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:56 PM

Trish Marie Astrology
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I can't believe that everything has a purpose
and the stars are only supposed to twinkle.
-Della Reese-
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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Madoff Astrology



Thursday, as ponzi scheme financier Bernie Made-off was being sentenced this astrologer happened to be working on some astrology and just happened to notice that Neptune, Mercury, and Jupiter were exactly aligned in a pattern that COSI (Combination of Stellar Influences), a classic text on planetary interpretation, describes this way: "A powerful imagination, being well inspired, the tendency to bamboozle or mislead other people; a person successful in deception or in speculation."

Earlier this week the Virgo Full Moon aligned with and thus triggered the Saturn (structure)-Uranus (breakdown) opposition giving a great number of us the opportunity to practice our "grace under pressure" mode. That, or practice freaking out. These two energies are polar opposites, with Saturn seeking order and form, and Uranus seeking chaos. Every time they oppose one another "structures" that support our lives are challenged and remade. Last time Saturn and Uranus were at opposition was 1965-67 and the talk of the coffee shops was ill-conceived, expensive wars as well as the turmoil in the financial markets. History repeats itself (in timing with these cycles) and here Saturn and Uranus are opposed again, with once again arguments about ill-conceived, expensive wars and turmoil in the financial markets. Good news is that this time around while the turmoil is similar we at least have much better coffee. (I mean, who knew what a latté was in 1966?)

Saturn and Uranus keep making faces at one another through the summer of 2010 and if our idea of grand entertainment is hanging out at demolition sites, we're going to love the next year and a half. With that cheerful thought in mind, on to the Voids! Remember that all times are given in Eastern and Pacific Daylight Saving time, so if you're elsewhere, adjust accordingly!

FRIDAY THE 13th isn't nearly as scary as beginning an important project or buying an important item during a Void-of-Course Moon, and the Libra Moon will enter the Void at 6:39 pm EDT (3:39 pm PDT). She leaves the Void a few hours later at 8:22 pm EDT (5:22 pm PDT) when she sneaks into suspicious SCORPIO.

The MOON IS IN SCORPIO on SATURDAY, MARCH 14th and she is not Void. Mars entering Pisces today will put four planets there (Sun, Uranus, Mercury, and Mars). Pisces is a rather self-deluding sign, so we can all make up our own reality, at least through the weekend.

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID on SUNDAY, MARCH 15th at 8:43 pm EDT (5:43 pm PDT). There to stay for the rest of the evening. Who says Void Moons aren't good for anything?--if we remove hair under a waning Void Moon in Scorpio, the hair will stay gone longer. Try it and see!

LUNA LEAVES THE VOID on MONDAY, MARCH 16th at 5:21 am EDT (2:21 am PDT) when she trots into horsey SAGITTARIUS. The entire upcoming week is dominated by squares of the Moon. There's the old saying that if we always keep doing what we've always done, we'll always keep getting what we've always got. Moon squares trigger stress that inclines us to fall back on habitual behaviors, but they're also opportune times to break patterns. Many of us may want to use the challenges of the week to consider ways we could do things differently. If however we're a multi-millionaire married to our soul-mate and all our kids are above average, by all means just carry on.

THE MOON IS IN SAGITTARIUS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17th. There are no Voids on this SAINT PATRICK'S DAY, which is almost a pity as getting sloshed goes quite well during a Void.

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18th at 1:47 pm EDT (10:47 am PDT). She LEAVES THE VOID at 5:19 pm EDT (2:19 pm PDT) when she climbs into influence-seeking CAPRICORN. Luna is at her last quarter phase. Sir Winston Churchill said that however beautiful our strategy, we should occasionally look at the results. Last Quarter Moons favor doing exactly that.

The MOON IS IN CAPRICORN on THURSDAY, MARCH 19th and she is not Void. Emotional Luna feels uncomfortable in the cool, calculating sign of Capricorn and we may not be feeling the love today. Astrologers get a lot of questions about love. "Today, if you go to the animal shelter," is this astrologers' response whenever anyone asks me to tell them when the stars say they'll find true love.

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID on FRIDAY, MARCH 20th at 4:06 pm EDT (1:06 pm PDT). She's VOID the rest of the night. This is also the day of the VERNAL EQUINOX, when day and night are equal lengths and the season shifts to spring or fall (depending on which hemisphere we reside in). This day is also known as the ARIES INGRESS, when the Sun enters Aries. Aspects at this time give a clue as to what we can expect for the upcoming quarter year (until the Summer Solstice). The stars are suggesting a whole lot of fiddling going on while Rome burns but that's business as usual in the halls of most governments anyway. (I've always wondered how Nero managed to play the fiddle while Rome burned, as it would be another thousand years before the instrument was even invented.).

In our personal lives, the trick will be to not go looking for as-yet-to-be-invented distractions in the midst of change or even crisis. (Far better to stick with distractions close at hand. That is if we'd rather do that than muster the will to deal with reality).

The MOON LEAVES THE VOID on SATURDAY, MARCH 21st at 6:06 am EDT (3:06 am PDT) when she glides into the cool, calm clarity of Aquarius. Some of the astrology books say Aquarius is supposed to be cool and clarity-seeking anyway. Point of fact is that many Aquarians feel borderline hysterical much of the time, but that's only because they never got the memo that there's no such thing as "normal." Once they stop trying to either be normal or be anything but normal an Aquarian will calm down quite a bit (which will probably frighten all their friends).

The MOON IS IN AQUARIUS on SUNDAY, MARCH 22nd and she's not Void. If we get up before sunrise and the sky is clear we'll be gifted with the sight of the waning crescent Moon offset by bright Jupiter in the Eastern sky. If we get up before sunrise and the sky is not clear, we'll wonder why we listen to lunatic astrologers when we could have done the reasonable thing and slept in on Sunday morning.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Astrological Haiku

Don't stress they tell us
Hard not to when Sun and great
Uranus collide.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Voids for the 1st Week of March

Everyone new to this list; Welcome! Everyone not new to the list, no I haven't died nor run away to a desert isle (though the last is always tempting--hey, if it worked for Gilligan ...). This newsletter covers daily astrological phenomena, with a focus on the Void of Course Moon. A "Void Moon" occurs when the Moon makes her last aspect in whatever astrological sign she's currently transiting and ends when she enters the next sign. As the Moon "carries the light" or energy of all the other planets (their energy must cross the lunar boundary to reach earth), and as this energy is best directed when it has a "goal" (when the Moon is moving from an aspect with one planet to an aspect with another), Void Moon periods are times when actions taken for a purpose often fail of that purpose.

It is better to avoid beginning an important new project or buying an important or expensive item when the Moon is "in the Void." It's fine to continue working on projects that have already been started during Voids--it is the beginning (birth) of the project that counts. I use the analogy of the postal service. If we put a letter in the mailbox the postal service picks it up, reads the address (considers our "intent") and sends the letter on its way; the postal service has a goal, it has a direction, it knows where it is going and knows how to get our letter to its destination.

But what if, instead of putting our letter in the mailbox, we saw a somewhat out of touch with reality street person wandering buy, and ran our letter out to him instead? Have we increased, or decreased the odds that the letter will get to its destination? Astrology is all about probabilities; what are the odds events are going to proceed in a particular fashion? Astrology helps us determine the odds. Taking action under a Void Moon, or buying a product under it, greatly decreases the odds that the action or item will accomplish the purpose we had in mind. The street person may open our letter, find a check and personal information and suddenly we have identity theft! We sure didn't intend that! Or (most likely) the street person will toss the letter, and nothing will happen. We'll have to repay the bill after being informed the check never arrived, we'll have to rewrite the letter after being told that Aunt Sally never got her thank you note, etc.

Taking action or buying something under a Void Moon is like giving a letter to that street person. It *may* get to where we wanted it to go, but odds are against it. Now, it's true that sometimes very fortunate unexpected events occur when action is taken under Void Moons; the street person could be an eccentric billionaire, and our letter a note venting to a friend about our dire financial straights; the billionaire decides to pay all our debts and leave his fortune to our dog. Could happen (but odds are against that, too).

Void Moon periods are best used as a "time out" from reality, to rest, play, read, research (hey, for some of us that's relaxing) or to take action that if we don't wish anything to come of the action; sending in tax forms (less chance of an audit), sending in jury duty forms (less chance of getting picked), telling our boss we think they're an idiot (less chance they'll pay any attention to us). As the Moon is NOT currently Void, this astrologer can say that she accepts no responsibility for any loss of employment that occurs due to advice given in this column.

Now that all that's out of the way--On to the Voids! All times given in Eastern or Pacific Standard time (the rest of you have to convert, because your astrologer can only handle so much math).

THE MOON IS IN TAURUS on SUNDAY, MARCH 1st and she is not Void. Mercury, god of communication aligns with Mars, god of war--"fighting words" or critical speech is the hallmark of this combination. The energy of the transits must be expressed, that is not an option!--but how that energy gets expressed can be directed by us. If we feel like we're just dying to tell someone off, write a letter to a congressman, editor, or bank-that's-just-handed-out-megabonuses-to-already-rich-executives instead. Road rage is encouraged under these alignments as well, so just don't go there (and watch out for the idiots who have).

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID on MONDAY, MARCH 2nd at 5:43 pm EST (2:43 pm PST). She's Void the rest of the night.

LUNA LEAVES THE VOID on TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd at 2:59 am EST (11:59 pm previous evening PST) when she chats her way into ever-curious Gemini. It's a First Quarter Moon; at the first quarter moon we should do something we've never done before, at the last quarter quit doing things we've always done. In other words, both quarters are good for a change of focus and the first quarter particularly favors bold action. If we end up going to the hospital, especially if we've never done that before, it's an indication that our action was perhaps a bit too bold; next 1st quarter, tone it down a bit.

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th at 9:11 pm EST (6:11 pm PST). Luna is a social butterfly today, talking with every planet she sees and some she only imagines (I know people who do this). Lots of folks will be feeling this restless energy so if we don't want to be bothered, locking ourselves in our rooms is recommended. This won't keep the imaginary people out, but it will reduce the crowd.

LUNA LEAVES THE VOID on THURSDAY, MARCH 5th at 6:07 am EST (3:07 am PST) when she slips into sensitive CANCER. Moon-in-Cancer needs no help in exhibiting hyper-sensitivity but this Cancer Moon is opposed by Pluto, heightening the drama. If we know any adults who can't seem to stop channeling their inner two-year old keep a camera handy; youtube always needs fresh stuff and today's alignments can provide it.

The MOON ENTERS THE VOID ON FRIDAY, MARCH 6th at 7:29 pm EST (4:29 pm PST). Venus, goddess of love and money, stations retrograde (begins moving backwards in apparent direction). Venus will be retrograde until Mid March, bringing a re-view of issues of love and money into all our lives. This is a plucking the petals off a daisy kind of energy; he loves me, he loves me not (or I love him, I love him not). Maybe the area where we're not feeling the love is in realms of finance; if so never fear--re-financing is favored by Venus retrograde. Re-decorating as well (if we spend all of our refinancing money on redecorating though, we're probably missing a message somewhere).

LUNA leaves the VOID on SATURDAY, MARCH 7th at 8:24 am EST (5:24 am PST) when she strides into proud LEO. Venus is love and money, but she's ultimately about Values (nothing demonstrates as person's values as clearly as what they'll spend their money on, and where they're willing to spend it). This includes how much or little we value ourselves. Venus now in retrograde can bring doubts on many fronts, self-worth being one of those. In addition to Venus retrograde Saturn (restriction) and the Sun (being/ego) are about to face off across the cosmos and if we've been waiting for something to knock some melancholy into the perpetually cheerful folks out there, this weekend's alignments may do that. If, on the other hand, we're doubting ourselves, our sweeties, our pocketbook, not to worry--our energy is just following all these backwards and facing off planets. Give it some time and perspective will be restored.

The MOON IS IN LEO on SUNDAY, MARCH 8th and she is not VOID. DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS and you can expect myself (and many other astrologers) to be bitching and moaning about it, because really, can't we just pick a time and stick with it? Besides, with Venus retrograde and Saturn opposite the Sun bitching and moaning is favored.

More to come (I'm determined to get this entire month's Voids done folks ...)

Never give your birthdate to an Astrologer,
Trish
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If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon. But Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.
-Bertrand Russell
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