As a horse lover I'm not really a fan of horse racing but .... today is the Breeder's Cup and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is running in the Breeder's Cup Classic. Will he win? Stars say ... no. I can't say who will, but I can say, by my reading, he won't. AP is the "home team" 1st house, ruled by Mars. Restrictive Saturn is IN the 1st house. AP's opponent is the opposite house (7th). While Venus (opponent) and Mars (AP) are both in the 10th house of Victory, Venus is in "Mutual Reception" (a positive relationship) with Mercury, ruler of the 10th (victory). Also the Moon, IN the 7th house (opponent) is in positive relationship with Mercury (ruler of house of Victory). Venus and Mars are in alignment, conjunct ... race is close ... but, opponent takes it. (there are some troublesome stars afflicting this chart and I hope they only mean that the favorite--AP--loses, not that there's injury!).
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for THURSDAY, Oct 15: Big astrological news of this day is the long void Moon in Scorpio, which begins at 9 pm EDT tonight (Wed) and doesn't leave the void until 5:18 am Friday. Don't sign, buy, or begin important things. See, now we have a great excuse to spend the day with our horses! Hopefully our boss and coworkers understand.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Well, Mercury is no longer retrograde (yay!) but technical glitches and sudden reversals are still on the agenda as today's Libra New Moon challenges Uranus, god of rebellion and pointless bullheadedness (whichever one will cause the most drama in any given situation). Advice is try to keep our mind from running on overdrive the entire day (pick an hour or three to let it do so, then quit), and be willing to be adaptable (or unavailable), so we aren't the bull's head that something or someone else is beating itself against.
Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for TUESDAY, Oct 13: If working with our horses today (Monday, Oct 12) or tomorrow having a variety of activities will go better than trying to focus on one. Be flexible and willing to back off if we encounter resistance. Tack and equipment that excessively restrains will cause trouble. If we hang it next to our bedroom door we can freak our friends out instead of our horse, always the better option.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
September Lunar Eclipse
At last! An eclipse that finally looked like an eclipse! Spectacular. And what sky-story did this eclipse-that-looked-like-an-eclipse tell? All eclipses stir issues of bondings and separations, and this eclipse in particular is about what “we” have vs what “I” have; the gains or sacrifices made in the name of personal relationship as well as humanitarian ideals, the needs of the people (or animals, or the environment) vs personal greed or personal gain. This last was demonstrated perfectly by Pope Francis (Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Aquarius, Cancer Rising) during his historic visit to the U.S. in which he repeated his call that individually and collectively we take stronger action to help others, especially the powerless, be they people, animals, or the environment.
Okay, I hear it now: “But what’s it mean for me?” Just look up your Sun and Ascendant sign below and then you’ll know! (I’m a poet and don’t even know it!)
Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22): Librans are channeling our inner Capricorn at this eclipse in asking “What’s in it for me?” in regards to relationship. Hang on Libra, in one more year jolly Jupiter enters our sign and maybe then we can cash in our chips--or any partners not pulling their weight, whichever’s worth more at the time.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Spirituality vs practicality, that is the question. And just when we thought we were on the same page as God (or Goddess, or dog which is god spelled backwards) suddenly the money gets tight. Filthy lucre wins again! Good thing we don’t mind getting our hands dirty. Kinda like it, in fact.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): Although winning the lottery is not out of the question at/near the time of this eclipse Sadge, bigger news for us is that Saturn has entered our sign, there to stay for the next 2 years. Saturn says, don’t spend all that money just yet ‘cause 2018 is coming. (What’s 2018 got to do with it? Hang around and we’ll find out).
Capricorn (Dec 21-Jan 19): We’re doing a lot of digging at this time Cappy. Searching for our past, gold, an escape, or maybe just a leaky pipe. Stars say that pat on the back we’re always waiting for may finally be coming. We’ll find out what it’s worth too (hint: just try paying for a gallon of milk, soy, almond, or otherwise, with it).
Aquarius (January 20-Feb 17): Saint Francis said, “Preach the gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.” What we say vs what we do is on display at this time Aquarius. Hopefully some kind of stellar alignment between the two is going on. You know, unless we’re a vocal axe-murderer. In which case, hopefully, we’re all talk, no action.
Pisces (Feb 18-March 19): If we hate it when money is the issue Pisces (and we do) then we’re gonna hate it, ‘cause money is the issue. That beats “the real vs the ideal in realms of relationship,” though, right? Because that’s the other issue. At least we won’t be bored.
Aries (March 20-April 19): We’re feeling sloppily emotional Aries. Which is better than feeling sloppily un-emotional. That’d be like being a badly dressed Vulcan or something. Just watch the scene where Spock dies in The Wrath of Khan, have a good cry, and we’ll feel better by morning. What’s that? We haven’t seen Wrath yet? Umm ... we’re feeling all sloppily annoyed at unannounced spoilers then.
Taurus (April 20-May 21): Voltaire said that while doubt is an uncomfortable position, certainty is an absurd one. We have the choice between being uncomfortable or absurd Taurus. Exert control in life areas that we can but if about to sprain something, let go.
Gemini (May 22-April 20): A sacrifice in name of the greater good is called for at this time Gem. This could be anything from signing up for a 6 month stint of helping the poor to keeping our opinions to ourselves for the time being. The latter being impossible, where’s the sign up sheet again?
Cancer (June 21-July 21): We say “Busy as a beaver,” because beavers are the only animal as obsessed with home improvement projects as man. The difference being, beavers don’t have to hit Home Depot to procure materials. Home, family, foundations are all on our mind right now. The board feet we could get out of our neighbor’s trees might be on our mind right now too, but best ignore that one.
Leo (July 22-August 22): Richard Lion-heart is famed as the “good” king of England, vs evil brother King John, who was plagued by Robin Hood. Crazy thing is, after childhood Richard rarely set foot in England, and bankrupted the country restlessly going on crusades to boot. We’re restless these days too Leo. Just take care not to spend all our cash or forget the folks back home.
Virgo (August 23-Sept 22): Our vision collides with another’s Virgo. We don’t mind, unless it involves money. So we’re gonna mind, because it does. If only everyone would allocate resources the way we see fit, we could all get on with our lives and avoid these messy dilemmas.