Monday, December 29, 2014

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014

There is a rabbinical teaching that holds that if the world is ending and the Messiah arrives, you first plant a tree and then see if the story is true. Stars say messages are easily misunderstood today though aspects (and weather in much of the country) isn't exactly great for tree planting either. The aspect that garbles communication heightens imagination, so draw a picture of a tree in your diary. The Christmas tree is still up, right? There's your model.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas eve astrology

What's the astrological forecast for Santa's journey this eve? Aspects say information that reveals something hidden but also surprises us is in store. A whole lotta kids are going to figure out who Santa really is. Risk of doing something too quickly around 11pm-midnight EST. Don't have a midnight snack then, we'll gobble more than we want before we know it!

A similar energy was in play on December 31st last year. What were you doing then?

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Too much talking, thinking, errand-ing this morning (Monday Dec 22) shifts to repressed emotions wanting to erupt this evening. Normally under aspects as nerve-straining as today's I recommend slowing down as much as possible. But if we exhaust ourselves taking care of 10 million details during the day, we can beg exhaustion as the reason we don't want to join in any emotional dramas we're invited to tonight.

There's a NEAR 24 HOUR LONG Void Moon period: beginning tonight at 10:17 pm EST and lasting until 9:52 pm on Tuesday, Dec 23. If we have last minute Christmas shopping to do we have even fewer minutes than we thought we had. Tuesday is a no shop day! If this makes us feel frantic, see paragraph above.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sat, December 13, 2014

Trish Marie Astrology Tip of the Day for SATURDAY, Dec 13: On the surface today it seems like smooth sailing, but turbulence is swimming not far underneath. Something wants some sort of personal reform or revolution. If it doesn't want reform, it may want a fish. But I think it wants the personal reformation.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Friday, Dec 12 Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Equine Astrology tip of the Day for FRIDAY, Dec 12: Today we move from feeling like we're pushing against the tide in the morning, to seeking practical solutions mid day to early afternoon, to buying into a fantasy in evening. So, make extra coffee and get out there and practice practical moves on our horses during the day, 'cause we're likely to be looking for unicorns later. Just try and do something practical riding one of those guys.

Trish Marie
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Today (Monday, Dec 8th) we may feel that we've inadvertently changed direction somehow, or that we're sliding backwards or "going back" to something. Good way to use this energy is to actually "go back" to something. We knew there was a good reason we forgot that critical item we'd gone to the grocery store for!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Equine Astrology TOD for SUNDAY, December 7th: Tip of the Day for SUNDAY, Dec 7: Early on this day, we feel vague dissatisfaction, or even loss. This shifts by evening into spirituality or melancholy. We can encourage the energy to manifest positively by engaging in tasks that take us "beyond" ourselves: art, creativity, working with animals, work on humanitarian-humane causes. Like writing Tennessee Republican legislators and asking them why they DON'T support the PAST act?

December 5th-6th Full Moon

Did you see the Full Moon tracking across the sky with the star Aldebaran? Well, of course you didn't, and neither did I as the Moon was close enough to the "Eye of the Bull" to wash out its light. The constellation Taurus is linked to the myth of Zeus, in the form of a very charming bull, carrying off the maiden Europa. THIS Full Moon has/will increase feelings of stress or even victimization in realms of love or money. Remember these are FEELINGS, and can feel more real than reality. (Gads, what a sentence!). Things are not as bad as they seem, just don't tell that to any moody, love-lorn friends that show up because what they want to hear is yes, the miserable soon to be ex lover really is a jerk. And let's not even talk about the financial situation!   
Jean François de Troy The Abduction of Europa 1716 Painting

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tomorrow (Saturday Nov 29) is a first quarter Moon. A perfect time for trying something new! The Moon is first quarter in Pisces however, so risk of being confused as to directions is high. Baby steps is the theme for the day. Big changes can wait (December is coming).

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for WED, Nov 12

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for WEDNESDAY November 12: Unlike the group of teammates below, smooth teamwork is hard to come by today riders. We're not feeling the love and thinking about shooting off in solitary directions. Stars say working alone is favored. Besides, it will give us a better idea of just how heavy that saddle is if we trot around the arena with it but without the horse.ACCIDENTAL conditions are higher, so watch we don't pull something while doing so.

Now that's a team!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday, July 27, 2014

With today's Venus (aesthetics) and Pluto (deep change) opposition, we may be inspired to make deep aesthetic changes. With the Moon moving into Virgo later (the obsessed housekeeper's sign) a thorough cleaning of barn and environs might be better choice than, er,  body art ...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In their book _The Big Disconnect_ by Catherine Steiner-Adair and Theresa Barker, the authors make the insightful observation that "When we hand a child a smart phone when he's screaming in the grocery line--because it's easy, because it works--what we're teaching that child is the way you handle frustration, the way you handle anxiety, is to stimulate the brain rather than calm it." Their point being, it's the exact opposite of what we want to teach. Today's trick will be calming our brains under an overload of stimulation. Might be a good day to take a walk, bicycle ride, or visit the public library (though if you're like me, the library is overly stimulating ...)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Horoscopes New Moon June 27 to Full Moon July 12

ARIES (Mar 21-April 19): “It’s traumatic, it’s hard on them, they don’t understand it,” says beekeeper John Miller about modern beekeeping methods. We’ve been feeling this way about life in general lately Aries. Stars say cheer up: at least no one smokes us then raids our pantry.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity,” say the Ferengi, Star-Trek’s race of über-capitalist aliens. We were born knowing that, Taurus, what we want to know is what do the Ferengi say about family standing in front of the tv set?  

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Talking vs action is a constant dilemma for Gemini. It’s highlighted this week as a partner wants to talk about finances while we’d rather keep exercising that cash. It’s not our fault our partner can’t talk and spend at the same time like we can, is it?  
CANCER (June 21-July 22):  Stars say problematic old decisions return to haunt us Cancer. Which usually beats having problematic past lovers return to haunt us, though stars can’t guarantee that won’t happen as well.

LEO (July 23-Aug 22): According to recent studies, the single, best indicator of whether or not a person becomes a criminal is if their mother doesn’t like them. Stars say the kids are driving us crazy right now but even so, make sure they know they’re loved. That, or find out what they serve in the local lock-up and imitate it to make the transition easier. 

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22): One of the downsides of being a Virgo is that you spend your life fighting dirt, all the while knowing that when you die, they’re going to bury you in it. Stars say making peace with the contradictions of life are on our current “to do,” list.  

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Studies suggest that women who watch a lot of romantic comedies have unrealistic expectations of relationships. Stars say that male or female it won’t take romantic movie watching to make us feel unsatisfied in love right now Libra. If we’re generally happy in our love life though, we’re clearly not watching enough tv.      

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): On certain roads in Nepal a traveller passes road signs unlike those found elsewhere: “Give Beer to those who are Perishing of Thirst,” “We Need More Passion than Fashion,” “Quiet Please, No Politics,” “Safety First, Speed Next,” and, for a particularly bad stretch of road, “After Whiskey, Very Risky.” Stars say obey Nepalese road signs at this time Scorpio. Yes, all of them. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Ancient Roman law suggested that being a thief was preferable to being a banker; the law required a thief to repay his victim double while it charged a banker who lent money at interest to repay victims fourfold. What we have and where we got it is in the spotlight at this time Sadge.  

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Carl Linnaeus is famous for inventing the system whereby plants and and animals are scientifically named. Seems very rational and science-ey. Less well known is that he gave ugly or poisonous plants the names of his enemies. We’re tempted to personalize something that shouldn’t be Cappy. Stars say find something better to do. Study taxonomy maybe.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Henry David Thoreau is one of literatures most famous stay-at-homers. Ironically, Thoreau thought of himself as a traveller. Who-we-think-we-are and reality aren’t matching up right now Aquarius. Find a way to reconcile the contradiction like Thoreau did when he wrote, “I have travelled a good deal in Concord.”

PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): Naturalist Joseph Wood Krutch observed that conservation has failed, being nothing more than prudent exploitation. Stars say our prudent exploitation of a situation is drawing attention Pisces. What the heck, as long as that’s happening might as well exploit it with careless disregard. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Tues June 24, 2014

If we're up early and have a clear sky we can see one of the prettiest of all alignments, the crescent Moon and Venus. This pairing was thought so significant by the ancients that it became the symbol for many gods, goddesses and religions. Both Luna and Venus represent vital energies such as love and money so it's no wonder this connection was taken as a symbol by so many ... but I think it's also partly because, visually, it's just darn pretty picture.
Venus with crescent Moon

Monday, May 19, 2014

Will California Chrome win the Triple Crown?

Will California Chrome win the Triple Crown? Stars say no. California Chrome is represented by the 1st house, ruled by Venus and Saturn. The Ascendant is at 29 degrees--a degree of crisis. It also says "too late," to ask the question. Question could be moot, but how I take this is that I didn't actually LOOK at the chart 'til Monday, and by then CC's owners are thinking of not even running him. There is no positive relationship between Venus and "winning" (the 10th house, the Sun), so, no win. (A more technical explanation available if anyone requests it).

Monday, May 5, 2014

Grand Cross Happiness

A man said to the Buddha, "I want happiness." The Buddha replied, "First remove 'I', that's ego. Then remove 'want,' that's desire. See, now you are left with only happiness." Good point to remember as we leave the "breakdown or breakthrough" patterns that dominated April's sky. In the chart the circled planets are still in "Grand Cross" formation, but the dotted lines connecting them tell us the pattern is passing and we can consider coming out from our blanket tents.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 15 Grand Cross Lunar Eclipse

April 15, 2014 Lunar Eclipse

We’re less than one week away from the April 15 Lunar Eclipse, and thoroughly in the “eclipse shadow.” A Full Moon heightens emotional reactions. An eclipse is a “super” Full Moon. An eclipse one can actually see from their location is a super-dooper Full Moon. An Eclipse that also triggers already existing difficult patterns--as this one does--is a golly, gee, wow super-dooper Full Moon. (Why do I suddenly feel like I’m in a 1950’s sitcom?).
Eclipses also shed light on what was formerly hidden. I noted in a March 26th post that this particular eclipse speaks loudly of sudden disasters and we’d see a breakthrough in the disappearance of the Malaysian plane at or near this time. 
Mars, planet of war sits unhappy in sign-of-peace Libra near the eclipse Moon and though this heightens the desire to socialize (and strategize,) differences of opinion are apparent. Playing chess is a perfect way to productively direct current energies, it being a peaceful game of war that involves strategy (and exercises our gray matter to boot). The economy being what it is, hopefully we haven’t pawned our chess set.
Mercury aligns with Uranus near the eclipse Sun which heightens intuition and sudden insight (“bolts from the blue,”) but also heightens the risk that we’re going to misplace the napkin we wrote the insight down on amongst piles of similar notes. 
The eclipse triggers the on-going Cardinal Grand Cross (the big red “square” and “cross” in the inner ring of the Eclipse
horoscope, shown). Violence and assault are classic negative manifestations of such a pattern but that always brings to mind the old joke that streets were quiet today in Paris, New York, Tokyo and Rome, but elsewhere fighting continued. Still, Mars, Uranus, and Pluto is a nasty mix and accident or violence involving weapons, knives, brute force are a known manifestation. For most of us it simply means don’t force the screws or spark plugs when readying the lawnmower for spring, or we’re risking long grass by summer.  Avoiding problematic people is always a good idea, and if we have to ask ourselves “should I say it?,” under these stars the answer is no--but we probably will anyway.

Eclipse advice Cliff Notes version: Breakdowns and breakthroughs in our personal life are highlighted.  A change of direction or letting go is required. All suffering comes from clinging, as the Buddha says. We’re reminded of the Zen teacher who was asked that if he could be granted any wish, what would he wish for? “To stop wishing,” he replied. Where do we feel inspired? Propitiate our personal muse--easier to do these days in Colorado than elsewhere--and actively pursue our genius. Hopefully it has slowed down by now and we can catch the sucker this time.  

This eclipse targets favors: writers, mathematicians, scientists, logical nerdy types. 
Disfavored: impulsive, emotional, obsessive types (particularly if female); critics.  Recommendation: don’t be a nag. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Horoscopes from New Moon March 30 to First Quarter April 7

ARIES (Mar 21-April 19):  A change of direction is needed at this time Aries. Either that, or heavy moving equipment so that we can keep going through the wall we’ve reached. Stars say back up or back hoe, the choice is ours.  

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth, said Ludwig Börne. Stars say it’s a great week to rid ourselves of confusion Taurus. To make it easier tell ourselves there’s profit in it; just remember that there are some things we can’t sell on eBay.  

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):   Never place friendship above profit, say the Ferengi, Star-Trek’s race of über-capitalist aliens. Whether partnered or single, we feel like we’re speed dating this week Gem. Just keep saying, “next offer,” until we’re back where we started, and no one can say we’re fickle, exactly.  
CANCER (June 21-July 22): “After the laws of physics,” notes astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, “everything else is opinion.” Stars say it’s a good week to be less opinionated and more observant Cancer. Especially of things like stop signs and speed limits. 

LEO (July 23-Aug 22): Stars say avoid butting heads with stubborn individuals this week Leo. Actually, avoiding butting heads with soft, flexible individuals is wise too because really, that head banging thing only works out well for goats.  

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22):  Don’t argue with loved ones about money this week Virgo. Don’t argue with people you merely like about money either. Arguing with those you dislike about money, eh, that might be okay. Non-productive, but okay. 

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22):  A partner either digs in their heels or suddenly changes direction this week Libra. It’s possible they’ll both dig in their heels and try to suddenly change directions at the same time, in which case they’ll fall down. Try not to laugh.     

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): Stars say don’t argue with appliance repairmen this week Scorp. Don’t argue with appliances either. Remember what happened the last time we yelled at our dishwasher? That’s right, he didn’t speak to us for a week.   

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Children are especially stubborn and need a lot of attention this week Sadge. So take a deep breath, have patience, and cough up extra cash for the sitter.    

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): The Greek philosopher Diogenes lived on the streets of Athens and wore rags. A well to do citizen accused him of intentionally living no better than a dog. Upon which Diogenes lifted his ratty robe and peed on the fellow. When tempted to be either judgemental or philosophical this week Cappy, make like a philosopher.  

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Someone asked Saint Augustine that if God created time, where was God before time began? Augustine replied that God created hell for people who ask questions like that. Questioning other’s philosophy, religion, and politics can have long term consequences this week Aquarius. Not that that will stop us.

PISCES (Feb 19-March 20):  Our spending habits are questioned this week Pisces. We had to know that listing “mini-fridge for the beer,” as a home office deduction would raise a few eyebrows. 

April Astrology, Eclipse and Grand Cross

We're on the cusp of April and folks, prick your ears because it's going to be an "interesting" month. Lots of ups and downs and instability, with high likelihood of "breakdowns or breakthroughs," especially from the April 15th Lunar Eclipse to the April 29th Solar Eclipse. April 21st-22nd is another peak of this pattern, so for the last half of April, hold the rein free, have a good seat, and be ready for sudden spins or unexpected dismounts. Wear our helmets! (Literally and metaphorically). Whoa boy.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Horoscopes from Sunday 3-23 to Sunday 3-30

The cutting and pasting didn't work (must be because Mars, ruler of scissors, is retrograde--or wasn't I supposed to use scissors?), so, on my website: Trish Marie Astrology

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday March 21 Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for Friday, March 21: The line between imagination and reality is easily blurred this evening. We could afix unicorn horns to our horses and go for a ride in the moonlight. My neighbor can see my back pasture from her window ... if I could figure out how to give my gray Arabian gelding a unicorn horn that he wouldn't knock off, it'd be tempting to do so after dark, making sure to remove it before dawn ...very tempting indeed. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

St.Patrick's Day astrology

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for St.Patrick's Day: Stars say there's a likelihood of surprising turns of events this eve (6-11 pm EDT). Don't celebrate St. Paddy's Day too ambitiously or we may encounter a Pooka. The most feared of all Irish Faeries, the Pooka usually appears in the form of a dark, sleek horse with flowing mane and glowing eyes. They are most frequently seen when we are making our way home from the pub
late at night. Like all Irishmen, Pookas possess the gift of gab, but beware the offer of a ride home: the Pooka delights in having a wee bit of fun with their rider, galloping breakneck up rocky hillsides, making death defying leaps, running through barnyards knocking over everything they see. After all this the Pooka doesn't even take you home, but deposits their rider in a ditch or a barrel. This is how so many Irishmen are discovered in ditches and barrels after a night of celebrating--the Pooka put them there!
     If we do end up riding a Pooka in tomorrow's wee hours, don't worry--no human has actually been harmed by the Pooka and indeed, if you show courage and the Pooka likes you, they may leave you with a prophecy about your life as a parting gift.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Malaysia Airlines, Mars, and the star of widowhood

Many astrologers are looking at the astrology of the ill-fated Malaysian airlines flight, and it's looking like there's as much mystery in the plane's astrology as in the disappearance itself. What I can say is that Mars, currently moving retrograde will turn around on May 19th aligned with Vindemiatrix, the ancient star of widowhood. This may have nothing to do with the Malaysia Air disaster, but Mars is a potent planet, and Vindemiatrix is an interesting star. Long considered a "widowmaker," when prominent--and especially of widows or widowers made due to deaths that are connected with disasters or high drama of some sort, it aligns with the Sun of actress Kate Winslett who became famous for her role as Rose in the movie "Titanic." Rose's lover Jack ( Leonardo DiCaprio) sacrifices himself for her at the end of the movie--Winslett becomes the perfect channel for Vindemiatrix to express itself harmlessly through fiction in the film.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Horoscopes from March 1 New Moon to March 16 Full Moon

ARIES (Mar 21-April 19): Our life seems to be stuck in reverse right now Aries. We may as well take advantage of the backwards momentum and encourage reversals ourselves; write Hershey’s and tell them to go back to the foil wrapped Hershey bar. Unwrapping one used to be like opening a present, and now it’s like any other candy bar.

 TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “You are what you eat,” has never been truer than right now, especially for you Taurus. Eating a good, wholesome diet is recommended because no one wants to be disodium guanylate.

 GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Latinum lasts longer than lust,” say the Ferengi, Star-Trek’s race of über-capitalist aliens. The financial potential of a partner stirs passion Gem. Only we can decide if their habit of clipping coupons while sitting in the bathroom is a good thing or just, eww.

 CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stars say getting out of the house may be the best way to keep peace at home Cancer. What’re the odds the local sports bar is showing reruns of “The Waltons.” (That is what we were going to watch, right?)

 LEO (July 23-Aug 22): Bibliopedestrianism is the art of reading while walking. We should not practice this art at this time Leo. We may walk and chew gum at the same time--especially as this might keep us from talking, which is another activity currently discouraged.

 VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22): Money matters are stuck in reverse Virgo. The good news is we’ll probably not notice due to sudden changes in the direction of our love life. Stars advise patience and staying away from Las Vegas casinos and chapels.

 LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): There’s an African proverb that says it is a mistake to flee from a roaring lion towards a crouching lion. Seems like it’d be easier to advise just avoiding lions all together. Stars say watch out for fangs and claws-especially our own.

 SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): “The Twilight Zone,” had many episodes involving people who’d escaped the need to encounter other people--and they never ended well for the protagonist. We can actually get away with being a bit of a hermit right now Scorpio. If we hear Rod Sterling’s voice in the background though, join up with a crowd as quickly as possible.

 SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Park Rangers at Mt. Zion National Park quip that all it takes to be a ranger there is knowing the answer to three questions: Where’s the restroom? How far is it to Las Vegas? What’s the fastest way out of here? A higher vision seems to be colliding with reality Sadge. Hey, it beats getting eaten by a bear.

 CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Stars say avoid fights with authority figures Cappy. If we’re unsure whether certain people are an “authority figure” in our life, go ahead and fight with them. If we lose, they are.

 AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): John Stuart Mill once said of philosophical debates that both sides tended to be “in the right in what they affirmed, though in the wrong in what they denied.” We’d tell you the key to peace is keeping Mill’s words in mind, but it’s probably more like staying out of philosophical debates altogether Aquarius.

 PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): It’s been said that we save more money by saying “no” than by saying yes. It’s good advice for this period of time Pisces, but if we run into any Girl Scouts, forget astrology and just by the dang cookies.