Friday, December 23, 2016

Winter Solstice

We’ve just passed the Winter Solstice, which is not only the shortest day of the year, but a predictive moment. A Solstice Chart (called an “Ingress” chart in astrology) is a chart that forecasts the general issues a nation will encounter for an upcoming period of time—typically ingress to ingress, that is, Solstice to Equinox to Solstice, etc. This particular Solstice chart will be good for six months, though modified by the Aries Ingress (Spring Equinox).

The Moon indicates where public attention falls. Luna is in the 10th house, which represents the king or president, as well as the government in general. As the Moon is a feminine planet most astrologers assumed that Moon (women) in the US 2016 Capricorn Ingress indicated a female president. Woopsy. In any case, there’s more than the usual amount of attention paid to President or government here.

We have a Jupiter-Uranus opposition (highlighted). Astrologically, Jupiter-Uranus mixes wake us up, as in whatever doesn’t kill us makes us go, “Whew! That was close!” We’ll be able to save money on morning beverages too—who needs a morning cup’a joe when you can just turn on the TV and be startled into full wakefulness?

Mercury rules the Virgo Midheaven and represents Trump himself. This makes sense as Trump is a Gemini. Mercury is in the 2nd house of Money (again, makes sense)—but this is the “nation’s” money; odds are Trump walks out of the White House even richer than he went in, with a lot of that moolah provided by you, dear taxpayer. Mercury aligns with Pluto in the 2nd—Pluto (hoarding, amongst other things) in the House of Money is where we get the term “Plutocrat.” Pluto intensifies and in the 2nd, that’s money but also with Mercury—talk. There’s going to be lots of tweeting and I don’t mean birdies.

Mars, god of war, is in the 3rd house of communication—goodbye to President Obama’s thoughtful communication style; hello a more impulsive (can we say aggressive?) mode of speaking. Mars is in foggy Pisces though, aligned with Neptune, god of deception. We’re either having wool pulled over our collective eyes or there’s a whole lot of misinformation going on.

The Third House is also one’s neighbors: Canada and Mexico are none-too-happy. And as baffled as the rest of the world outside of Russia.

Lastly, the Sun in the chart represents (again) the leader or leadership, particularly the personality of the leader. Sun is on the midpoint of Jupiter (excess) and nebulous Neptune; from COSI, the Combination of Stellar Influences (a bible amongst astrologers): Sun on Jupiter-Neptune Midpoint—“A lack of self-control, irresponsibility, speculation, squandering of physical strength [hopefully this won’t mean the nation’s strength], the act of deceiving or the misfortune of being deceived.”

In other words, we’ve been had—but, eh—it’ll be good for the economy, at least in the short run.  Indications are that will change (and how) but Trump’s got the bankruptcy thing down pat (practice does, after all, make perfect) so no worries. Unless you’re China; given the bit of wisdom that states if you owe someone a million dollars, they own you; but if you owe them a billion dollars, you own them.

Lots more to discuss in this chart—for instance, the 8th house of an Ingress chart shows the kind of people who will die; what’s the 8th House Ruler (the Moon) doing in the 10th house of government/leadership? As well as indicators of increased illness in general (threats to health care coverage perhaps) but the Solstice is supposed to be a Happy Time. Where’s that Elf? Heck with the Elf, where’s the spiked eggnog? – this astrologer thinks we’re gonna need it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dec 13 Gemini Full Moon Horoscopes

This Full Moon, spanning the restless signs of Gemini (Moon) and Sagittarius (Sun) could give us motion sickness—I’d say due to all that holiday shopping, but it’s more likely to be motion sickness of the mental kind. Full Moons illuminate and this one is geared to “shining light on “ethical or moral concerns. This should make Santa’s job easier—all that checking over who has been naughty or nice business. I’ve never heard of a Full Moon’s effects lasting four years, but with Trump Inc. and the band of robber-barons they’re nominating this one just might.

Some other things this particular lunation might trigger: obsessive thinking (if we’re obsessing on “how might I get away with it?”—see above), thoughts of separation, and—if we channel it well—very rational, sober thought. A pattern that works well for those of us who live in the real world, but can be a stress inducing factor for those just visiting.

The Full Moon ‘scopes are good for the period around the Full Moon, especially a week before and week after.

Sagittarius (Nov 21-Dec 20): Noblesse oblige is a French phrase that means with great privilege comes the obligation to act nobly. Best behave with grace Sadge as this Moon throws light on our personal actions. Any double dipping at the Holiday party chip bowl will not go unnoticed.

Capricorn (Dec 21-Jan 19): People who aren’t Capricorns must think every Cappy has hearing problems. The standard Cappy response to “I need money,” is “Get a job.” But some of us mean, we need money –not (another) job. We might be feeling this way right now too, Cappy. Empathy is such a downer.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 19) We’re in a good position to get everything we want from Santa this month Aquarius. Assuming what we want is “surprise me.” Given it’s the rare Aquarian who likes surprises, we’d best hope we’re rare.

Pisces (Feb 20-March 19): We’re feeling particularly motivated at this time Pisces. Either that, or particularly pissed off. What, you say, you’re a Pisces and not feeling either? Wait ‘til the hangover wears off, we say.

Aries (March 20-April 19): Everything is a dilemma at this time Aries; work vs home, what I want vs what they want, plastic or paper. At least we’re not a Libra: we’d have all the same problems plus an inability to decide what to eat for lunch.

Taurus (April 19-May 20): It’s not that we mind working for a living Taurus, it’s just that we wish working for a living didn’t feel so much like work. Stars say we either should or should not focus on that vacation we’re going to take with all this hard earned dough. Try one, then the other, and see which works.

Gemini (May 20-June 19): “Marry money,” was Max Schulman’s famous advice on how to succeed at writing. How to get others to pay attention to what we have to say Schulman never addressed. But then he didn’t know about Twitter.

Cancer (June 20-July 21): It’s been said that one of the downsides of social media is the amount of time we spend alone together. We’re feeling that quite strongly right now Cancer. But cheer up, it could be worse. Once upon a time “alone together,” meant our house probably had ghosts. No powering down that problem with the touch of a button.

Leo (July 22-Aug 21): What we say and what others hear is two different things lately Leo. Might explain why the peasants are revolting. Then again they might just have really bad fashion sense.

Virgo (Aug 22-Sept 21): We’re lucky in money and travel right now Virgo. Too bad we’re not also lucky in love. Don’t call up our local astrologer and whine about it though, because they might just hook us up with someone looking for someone like us, and then we will have problems.  

Libra (Sept 22-Oct 21): Some astrologers think that all Sun Sign columns should list eleven signs; the astrologer should skip their own Sun sign for fear of bias. Then there’s astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who wants us to list 13 signs. But he’s a Libra like me, and Libras like to give extra, always. Stars favor giving extra at this time Libra.

Scorpio (Oct 22-Nov 21): Our horoscope mirrors Taurus’s Scorpio (read that one) with the difference being that our idea of a relaxing vacation probably involves more leather and sweat than Taurus’s does. We do love those wild horses! (What’d you think we were referring too?)





Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for WED Dec 7

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for WED Dec 7: Venus, goddess of love and money, enters Aquarius today, there to stay until Jan 02. Venus in Aquarius is associated with luck in attracting benefits through sponsorship, so if we need help with the horsey expenses, here's our sign.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Karma: TMAstrology Word of the Week Dec 5

TMAstrology Word of the Week for Dec 5-11th: KARMA, otherwise known as Actions Have Consequences. The Sun makes its annual passage over god of karma, Saturn late this week. One way or another past actions will bear truth or consequences, and/or we'll receive a message that insists we take it seriously. Which means get those Santa wish lists in on Fri-Sat Dec 9-10 (exact conjunction) and they stand a better chance of being read, instead of used as reindeer stall lining.

Monday, November 28, 2016

TMAstrology for Sagittarius New Moon

TMAstrology for the Sagittarius New Moon (Tues, Nov 29): Venus, goddess of love and money is in the "what's in it for me?" sign of Capricorn at this New Moon, and in difficult aspect with rebel Uranus in the war sign of Aries. This is classic "fighting over love or money (resources)" pattern. If we don't have anyone to fight over lover or money with, eh, call one of the dating services and tell 'em you need someone to argue spending with. They'll hook you up pronto. (Might mention you need someone whose Venus opposes your Saturn, that'll cause money trouble easy). Other advice for this New Moon period (which will extend at least a couple/few days after the New Moon) is REMEMBER TO BEGIN NOTHING ON A NEW MOON unless we wish it to remain a secret. (That for today/tomorrow only). The paranoid among us, here's your sign.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Fro-Sat Nov 18-19 Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for FRI & SAT, Nov 18-19: A kelpie is a water spirit that lives in the lochs of Scotland, and most often appears in the form of a horse. These trickster spirits entice unwary humans, esp. children, to climb on their backs--from whence you will be unable to dismount. The kelpie will then drown and eat you. (Kinda puts any bad manners your horse has in perspective, doesn't it?). In shades of Lord of the Rings meets the Wolfman, the only way to escape from a kelpie is to shoot it with a silver bullet, or cut off your ring finger and throw it in the water. It's thought that the Loch Ness Monster was originally a large kelpie. Kelpies are mythological but it might be wise to avoid riding too near water today as Neptune, god of the Ocean, myth, and getting lost stations direct today, making Neptunian themes more powerful. If riding in unknown territory (not recommended at this time) take a map, compass, and horse that does not show overt fondness for deep water.

Monday, November 14, 2016

TMAstrology Word of the Week

TMAstrology Word of the Week is SEDUCTION. From Latin, "to lead astray:" se-aside, away, astray + ducere, to lead. The week gets off to an emotionally obsessive bang with today's Full Moon in Scorpio. This pits Sun in Taurus against Moon in Scorpio. This complex axis is about many things, but one of the primary is temptation: a test of our ability to choose good over evil. My advice? Skip eating apples this week. Too problematic a history.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Full Moon Monday, Nov 14 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for MONDAY, Nov 14: In horsey parlance, a "war mare," is a bad ass horse who can do anything her rider asks without drama or complaint and keep coming back for more. As this full moon represents a "personal survival adventure," best be mounted on our war mares. Unless your horse is like mine, in which case just riding the thing is sort of a personal survival adventure on its own.

TMAstrology for MONDAY, Nov 14 Full Moon

TMAstrology for MONDAY, Nov 14th. News of the day is that big old super Moon, and its effects in three words are "Personal Survival Adventure." This one might last four years. On the upside, we've astrological permission to go out of our way to avoid problematic people and situations tomorrow, and just stay home watching uplifting videos. Like this one from Capricorn Kate McKinnon--WOW--knew she was a great actress, but what a singer. AND she plays piano (and several other instruments). No one gets it done like a Cappy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Trump triggers the Curse

"Mr. Trump still ...muses about all the ways he will punish his enemies after Election Day, including a threat to fund a "Super pac" with vengeance as its core mission." ... As you know, I've long predicted a Clinton victory. But I'm offering another prediction: with early results still hours away, I believe Hillary will win in a landslide. Trump has likely triggered the "curse" of his chart. He was born with the great royal star Regulus rising. There are only four stars in the sky deemed "royal"--because when strong in a chart, they seem to offer favor and protection, often in great degree. Regulus, alpha Leo, Cor Leonis (the heart of the Lion) is "most royal" of the four. At the very least, it offers protection from want. At best it offers "Great honor and wealth," as well rise and connection to people of power. The star is considered strong and hot in nature, and creates people who are the same. As a star in Leo, one of its downfalls is excessive pride, but that's not the problem. You see, the Royal stars offer great gifts, but along with the gifts come a curse. Avoid actions that trigger the curse, and all will be well. With Regulus the curse is vengeance, which we must never indulge or ... "greatness and power shall at last suffer an eclipse and set in a cloud." [Robson]. Also, "the higher this star takes a person, the more they must guard against revenge." [Brady]. Trump's wish for vengeance is a dish he should've eaten cold ... and very, very privately.

UPDATE: In this case should've stuck with tried and true method of flipping a coin ...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

WED, Nov 2 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for WED, Nov 2: Stars say we're questioning the value of the attachments in our lives today horse lovers. Even so, I don't expect many of us to decide it's the horse expenses that have to go. Even if we no longer ride them. My retirees spend some of their leisure time entertaining the kiddies. Many young families around here come down to let their kids pet the horses over the fence, and give them apples or what not. I've been mulling putting in one of those "put in a quarter, get a handful of grain" dispensers you see at petting zoos. Solve the problem of feeding the horses and paying for that feed in one swoop.

TMAstrology for WED, Nov 2

TMAstrology for WED, Nov 2: One of the most frequent questions an astrologer gets is, "How much should I invest in this relationship?" My reply? "That depends. While love is free, lust will cost you everything you have." Tomorrow's aspects have us questioning the value of our attachments. My advice? Keep them. Hard to vacuum those tight corners without 'em.

TMAstrology Word of the Week, Oct 30-Nov 5

TMAstrology Word of the Week: RELIEF. From Latin "relevare: to raise again," thence to Old French "relever: to raise up," we get today's English meaning, "to alleviate." That which removes so we feel like we can get back up again. It's also why "relief" functions to describe the artistic sculpture or design raised above a flat surface. ASTROLOGICALLY, we choose this word because this week's aspects are much milder than last week's dynamic drama driving patterns! Whew. We can come out of our closets now: people have stopped throwing rocks. Mostly.

Friday, October 21, 2016

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

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

TMAstrology for WED, October 19

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

TMAstrology for WED, Oct 12

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

WED, Oct 12 Equine Astrology TOD

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

WED, October 5th Equine Astrology TOD

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

Trish

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Constellations vs Zodiac Signs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Pluto Station on Debate Monday! Perfect (not!).

So, today, Monday September 26th, Pluto "stations." This means it comes to apparent standstill in the sky. Pluto is connected with territoriality, defensiveness and manipulative maneuvers. These traits or tendencies are stronger right now. And--tonight is the Presidential Debate. Perfect! (Said sarcastically). What's gonna happen? I don't know, I haven't looked at the debate chart. What I DO know is that astrology says that the Hillary wins the election. So calm down everyone and stop freaking out that "Trump is up in the polls." Romney was up in the polls right up to election day. So much so that he didn't even have a concession speech prepared! The election day "poll" is the only one that matters. But heck--don't take my word for it! Here's a bunch of other astrologers' predictions.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wed, Sept 21st Equine Astrology TOD

WED, Sept 21st Equine Astrology Tip of the Day: It's going to be more difficult for our horses to be precise today. Don't set our pony up for frustration, practice without him. Here's a 10 year old who shows us how that's done. (Man, look at 'er go! Mom and dad can save $$ on the horse--this little leaper doesn't even need one ...).

Wed, Sept 21 TMAstrology

TMAstrology for WED, Sept 21st: When pulled over by traffic police and asked why he was walking slowly along the painted lines of a busy highway, the Buddhist replied, "Because this is the middle way." It's difficult to stay between the lines today, so avoid coloring books and accept that life can be a bit blurry at times. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Trump needs a new astrologer

Donald Trump needs a new astrologer. (And if he finds one, I hope the stargazer insists on cash up front ... likely won't get paid otherwise). Trump, born on a Gemini-Sagittarius Full Moon, tried to pull of a "gotcha" in a faux "press conference." After making press wait an hour while fawning supporters praised him, Trump briefly said that he was putting an end to the rumor started by Hillary Clinton that Obama is not a US citizen (!--the man has no shame!) and that, he, Trump, was ending it by saying that Obama is a US citizen. I'm sure Trump feels he was very clever in arranging things this way, but today's FULL MOON ECLIPSE at 24 degrees Pisces-Virgo directly challenges (by square) Trump's own birth Sun and Moon. Eclipses, like all Full Moons, "reveal" upsetting secrets and bring sudden separations. If Trump thought he was being clever, I think he's going to find he just outsmarted himself. Upsets will follow.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Friday, Sept 9, Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for Friday, Sept 9th: Today Jupiter
enters Libra, there to stay for a year. Libra people--and Libra horses, get a year of extra growth and expansion. Like their human counterparts, Libran equines can be a bit indecisive but they do give their all for their partners, like the great Australian racehorse Phar Lap, who ran to please his people. Phar Lap died under suspicious circumstances on April 5, 1932 at his "anti-birthday," the point near exact opposite of his Oct 4h birthday. This brings up another astrological truism: astrologically speaking, birthdays aren't great things. People get colds around their birthday, or have accidents, etc... a birthday is when the Sun in the sky "returns" to its birth position in our charts, and thus "eclipses" our birth sun. Another sensitive moment is the anti-birthday--the moment the Sun is opposite it's birth position. It's worthwhile to note take extra care on or near our horses' birthdays and to calculate their anti-birthday and take care then, too!

Jupiter into Libra

TMAstrology for FRIDAY, Sept 9th: Well, now that the frantic calls triggered by Merc Retro in conjunction with an eclipse have been handled ...Today JUPITER enters the sign of LIBRA, making life larger for all the Librans out there now through October 2017. If we have Sun, Moon, or Ascendant in Libra, look to what occurred in Oct 2004-Oct 2005 for a hint of what may happen. It won't be the same, for as Mark Twain says, history does not repeat itself ... but, he adds, it does rhyme. As Libra is the sign of partnerships, personal and business relationships for all of us may get fat and gassy too, just like Jupiter. Since we're only willing to fart around people we are comfortable with (unless we're Sagittarians, who are pretty famous for farting in front of kings and peasants alike), this is auspicious, generally speaking.  

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sat, August 27 TMAstrology

Today's TMAstrology is a poem, of sorts:

Venus aligns with Jupiter,
Goddess of love and money with the god of excess.
We don't know what will occur
only that boy o boy it's gonna be good.
"But,--nothing happened,"
Sniffed a client, after last year's
Venus-Jupiter.
Some people don't know a blessing
when they see it.
Or as Jesus sighed in
John 4:48;
"My God you people,
enough with the 'Give me a miracle,'
already.'"


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wed, August 24 Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Equine Astrology TOD for Wed, August 24: If we're out riding after the sun goes down, we may see this Mars and Saturn in the constellation Scorpio come up. They will be near the great star Antares at the heart of Scorpius. Pairing Mars and Saturn together is somewhat like pairing our two most problematic horses--they might work like heck and try to outdo one another, but more than likely it's gonna be an endless headache. Throw in Antares, the Scorpion's emerald heart, and we have obsession, drama, and jealousy to go along with it all. Joy. OTOH, Antares is connected to seeing things in black and white terms, If our two naughty horses are both piebalds, it just might work out great ...

Wed-Thur August 24-25 (Watch out for ...)

Lovely to look at, but it doesn't mean anything good: Mars and Saturn are the two "bad boys" of the horoscope. One on one they can be handled, but teaming them up is like sitting the two biggest troublemakers in a classroom right next to each other--all they do is give one another ideas. Plus, Mars-Saturn are next to Royal star Antares, the beautiful black heart of the Celestial Scorpion. Mars-Saturn-Antares = being obsessed with fear and loathing. Does this explain Trump's support?! Maybe!

It gets worse: Late Wed (Aug 24) into Thur (Aug 25) while Mars-Saturn are aligned with Antares, the Moon will be aligned with Royal star Aldebaran, the eye of the Celestial Bull. The ancients tell us that if Mars and Saturn are with Antares while Moon is with Aldebaran, it signifies, "danger of death by sword or hanging." Am I attending the local Renaissance Festival this weekend? No way! I'd advise staying away from ropes and sharp objects as well.

There is a positive way to use this pattern: it grants a willingness, even an eagerness, to focus (perhaps even obsessively). If we're normally a scattered sort of person, this is a big help. That, or we can just binge watch "Dexter." Channel that death by sword or hanging thing entertainingly ...

http://earthsky.org/tonight/conjunction-of-mars-and-saturn-august-24

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Wed, August 10 Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for WED, August 10: A situation involving power, sex, and confrontation may unfold today riders, even if we're staying furlongs away from all politics. It's okay though because stars also favor the mental and physical wherewithal to successfully deal with it. (Still might be a good day to just ride our horses and let the politicians have at it on their own).

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Equine Astrology TOD for FRIDAY, August 5th

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for FRIDAY, August 5th; Moon is in the persnickety but sincere sign of Virgo today (think, Bernie Sanders)--a sign that rules focusing on health, obligations, and details. In that spirit, it appears the Lady Godiva's among us may be bad for our horses. Who knew?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Friday, July 29 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology TOD for FRIDAY, June 29: Stars encourage hot heads, impulsive words, and accidental conditions today so let's all just go play with our horses. Remember that arguments can occur between horse and rider too but if we play it right, we'll both stay calm, cool, and collected.

TMAstrology ALERT! Friday, July 29

TMAstrology Tip of the Day for FRIDAY, July 29th: ALERT!!! Friday's aspects are tense, argumentative, and accident encouraging. We may be arguing with our car, computer, or comrades. Best advice is stay our of all frays and only talk about non controversial items. Will that keep me from wearing my "Hillary 2016!" t-shirt. It will not. Because if my clients can pay me and then ignore my advice, I can ignore my own advice for free, so there. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

TMAstrology for TUESDAY, July 26

TMAstrology Tip of the Day for TUESDAY, July 26th: (As with previous post, this one applies to the entire week as much as the day): A Cancerian friend of mine told me, "There's nothing wrong with looking backwards if the future looks terrible." This could be the motto of many Cancers, actually. We all get to pretend to be Cancers this week as the immediate future looks, well, I won't say "terrible," but certainly contentious, tumultuous and full of surprising reversals. Break outs (metaphorical and literal) are more likely, but the upside of that is that it means break throughs also more likely. In national news, Russians hacking e-mails to help Trump, DNC chair suddenly stepping down, Bernie Sanders' supporters booing HIM over asking them to vote for Hillary, if the Dems had asked me when to hold their convention, this wouldn't have been the week I picked but eh? Sometimes you just have to hand things to fate and let it run. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

TMAstrology for the Full Moon, July 19

TMAstrology for the Full Moon, Tues, July 19: Full Moons set the Sun in conflict (opposition) with the Moon. In astrology, the Sun represents what we need to feel happy; the Moon represents what we need to feel secure, and Full Moons have us feeling that the two shall never meet. No wonder we sometimes feel like howling when we see a big old full moon rise. This Full Moon stresses Uranus, which rules upsets, rebellions, and conflicts which helps explain some of the distressing news of the past week; on an individual level this Full Moon will see us happier if we take action, and depressed (or even ill) if we just sit around. People born from January 15-19th, April 15-19, July 16-21, and October 18-22 (of any year) are most affected. If you know anyone with a birthday in (or very near) these dates and they are sitting around all moody, get 'em out of the house. Use Pokémon Go if you have to. (I have never seen so many teenagers hanging around OUTSIDE of the library than I have this past week. All of 'em staring at their phone ... but hey, at least they were outside!)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bump for Trump, TMAstrology Thursday July 7

TMAstrology for Thursday, July 7th (what? HOW can it be a week into JULY already? Yikes): We're feeling unstable and paranoid today folks. This might make for a temporary bump for Trump, but, like a brief bout of gas, it'll pass. I say, walk it off. (Avoid high accident areas, because stars favor accidents today as well). 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Sat-Sun July 2nd-3rd Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Equine Astrology TOD for Sat-Sun July 2-3rd: It's a good weekend to try something different with our horses, even if our mount (or we) are usually a one-trick-pony. One caution: "authority figures" are more mouthy than usual. If our horse is usually the boss of us, best leave him in the barn and go ride a bicycle instead.

Sat-Sun July 2nd-3rd TM Astrology

TMAstrology for Sat-Sun July 2-3rd: Important people and the influential  will be making announcements this weekend. People who are big shots in their own mind will be spouting off too, so if you know any of these (and who doesn't), make yourself scarce. The risk of being irritated by too much noise is greater on Sunday. Considering it's the day before the 4th of July, here in the States that's gonna be a given.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mars is now Direct and we get a clue

Back from my trip! TMAstrology update: As of Tues (June 28) Mars, god of war is moving forward after two and a half months retrograde, so hostilities can now be expressed overtly rather than covertly. Someone alert the candidates! As for the rest of us, actions find more direct route to hitting their target--or missing, as the case may be. Either way, we'll have more of a clue as to which it was. Hey, it's better to know our efforts resulted in a clean miss than squinting into the distance wondering if we're on the right track. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

June Full Moon

TMAstrology for the June Full Moon: At this Full Moon Venus, goddess of love and money, is so close to the Sun we can't see her in the sky. No see=not there in astrology. So we're not feeling' the love and may be doing strange things with our money. (Note to self: don't). The Moon aligns with the sting of the Scorpion so we're feeling emotionally stressed and/or feeling the pain on behalf of a loved one. Mercury opposes Saturn, so we're stuck in traffic or stuck thinking about a problem; a decision needs to be made. Don't let it stress you out too much--Neptune, god of "it's all gonna dissolve anyway" is strong; plans without prospect are being made, or an unnecessary journey. Best way to use this Full Moon energy? Love thy neighbor as thyself; but choose thy neighborhood. At least temporarily.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WED, June 15 Equine Astrology TOD

Not a lot is going on astrologically on WEDNESDAY, June 15th. The Moon moves into the sign of Scorpio. We've probably heard "Whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger," (either the Apaches or Klingons said it first, not sure which). When dealing with a Scorpio however, the phrase more accurately goes, "Whatever doesn't kill me had better start running." 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

TMAstrology for THURSDAY, June 9

TMAstrology for THURSDAY, June 9: If, like William Wallace (Mel Gibson) in this clip from "Braveheart," we have some fight-picking we wish to do, today's our day. Mercury opposes Mars, which is "sharp words." Can Senator Sanders, (#feelthemath) remain calm when talking with President Obama tomorrow? Once I'd have thought, no problem, but Sanders has long since gone into "Grumpy Old Men" mode. For the rest of us: stay away from reactive people, or, hey, seek them out. Depends on how much active entertainment we want. Drive carefully, watch for accidents, don't rush ... oh, and read carefully too. "Sharp words," can express literally. Hate those paper cuts ...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

TMAstrology for Thursday, June 2nd

TMAstrology for Thursday, June 2nd: There's a conflict in the sky between a pattern that helps us get what we want, and one that places obstacles directly in the way of getting what we want. Which means we'll probably get only half of what we want. Order double portions and it should be just right. Even in astrology, there's always a work around.

Thursday, June 2nd Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Thursday, June 2nd Equine Astrology TOD: Differences between values and/or lifestyles are very apparent. We equestrians might just want to stick to the barn: the differences between our choices and others' will still be apparent, but it will be more along the lines of Appaloosa vs Arabian, or English vs Western--you know, understandable stuff.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

JUNE 1-2 TM Astrology

TMAstrology for Wed, June 1st: Wed and to a lesser extent Thursday, we've an aspect that always makes me think of the author Barbara Ehrenreich. In her (fantastic) book "Bright Sided," which is about the negative side of positive thinking, she points out that "Delusion is always a mistake." We're more prone to deluding ourselves about something these next two days, or at the very least, not seeing a situation clearly. We'll come out best if we DON'T jump to conclusions, and if we DO focus on activities where something being other than what it seems is a good thing (art, music, meditation, toenail gazing). If you're like me, your house's windows desperately need cleaning and this pattern is good for restoring clarity there, too. (Off to find my my all-natural, organic, gluten free and non-GMO window cleaner ...)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Equine Astrology TOD for Friday, May 27

Friday, May 27 Equine Astrology TOD: Sometimes as an astrologer you look at a chart and focus on all the convoluted details, and end up not able to answer the question--when it hits you, Basics also Count! Sun sign, Moon sign, Ascendent, all the ABC stuff first learned. Ditto with our horses ... it's easy to get caught up in advanced-type details when maybe just a review of foundational stuff is all that's needed. With Mars (action, goals) still hauling himself ass-backwards in the sky (through June), review is "in the stars," and assisted!

Jupiter square Saturn: Want to vs have to

We're in the middle of the second square between Jupiter (vision) and Saturn (responsibility). What this means in English is that there's friction between what we want to accomplish and what we have to get done. For me this means a struggle between writing and astrology! Or maybe it's the struggle between the latest book I want to read and a bathroom that's getting scary, I dunno. This conflict will begin to ease by the early June, and by July we'll manage to prioritize or just say heck with it and take a vacation.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Equine Astrology at the May Full Moon

Tonight's Full Moon has the Moon in earliest degrees of Sagittarius (the centaur) aligned with warrior Mars (also god of fire) and also aligned with hard-working Saturn. This can be "here comes trouble,", but it's also a "the bigger the problem, the more energetically we engage" pattern. Hopefully neither we nor our horses will ever face a problem as big as this awe inspiring horsewoman did!


May Full Moon and it's a biggy!

So last night on my weekly Thursday night bicycle ride with Flint's Social Cycling group, I'm watching the near full Moon rise with Mars and Saturn sitting in the arms of the Celestial Scorpion. Everyone else is, "Oh, how pretty!" ... I'm thinking, uh oh, this spells trouble. Perhaps you've noticed extra persnicketiness on the part of friends, family, groups, acquaintances?

During Full Moons our wants (Sun) is in opposition to our needs (Moon). This upcoming Full Moon (tonight-tomorrow) will have the Moon aligned with warrior Mars, so we may feel in need of a good fight. Best to channel that into productive action (write letters to the editor; take action for a cause we care about; engage in a good workout to the point that we're too tired to care about fighting anyone over anything). I like to use Moons that involve Mars to "go to battle" (politely, if possible--hey, I'm a Libra) for animals or the environment ... things that can't battle for themselves. That is, when I'm not fielding calls from clients asking how many bottles of wine do I think it will take to safely get through this current Moon ... (I dunno but I bought a half dozen a few days ago ... "Be Prepared." Boy Scouts.)

This is also a "True" Blue Moon. That is, it's the third Full Moon in a four Full Moon season (most astronomical seasons have only 3 Full Moons, for 12 in a year ... a True Blue Moon makes a 13th Moon in the year). This verses the usual description of a Blue Moon being the second Full Moon in a month, a phenomenon that is not all that rare. What's it mean astrologically? Not much as far as I've ever been able to tell. That Mars and Saturn with the Moon, now that'll make you sit up and pay attention (unless we're too busy arguing, which under these aspects is likely ...)



Image courtesy of Stellarium; look at Mars (war) and Saturn (bad news in general) in the claws of Scorpio and aligned with the Moon (an emotional trigger)!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 11-12th, Couch change

TMAstrology for WED & THUR, May 11-12: The next couple of days are excellent for research, ferreting out secrets, investigation ... especially in realms of finance. This could mean that it's a great time to go over our checkbooks, but if you're like me, all you have to do is scrounge the couch and you'll find that missing $3.46.

Also, we still have an ongoing Kite pattern so instability in relationships is in the stars (maybe check the couch together, foster unity ...)

Monday, May 2, 2016

TMAstrology word for May 1-7

TMAstrology word of the week is--"unstable." See the kite pattern in the attached horoscope for May 3rd (tomorrow)? (Please tell me you see the kite, lol!). In a kite pattern, there is great stress on the point representing the "tail" of the kite. Just like a real kite, the tail can offer stability that helps the kite fly high, or instability that brings about a crash. In this chart for Tuesday, May 3rd, the tail is pointed to a horse shoe shaped symbol that is the North Node of the Moon. The Nodes are relationship points, with the North Node being "people who are not family,"--outer world associations. This pattern says that our adaptability in relationships with other people (esp those not family) will help us fly or bring instability this week, esp early in the week. (Quick, someone alert Bernie that it's time to be flexible, not entrenched).

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thur April 28 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for Thursday, April 28: Mercury, god of communication, begins moving backward today. With Mars, god of action (and trouble) also moving backwards, now through May 22 will be a great time to review, rework, reconsider. Don't push the envelope (or the horse), just back up, rework, relax, have fun. It's a great time to search out the causes of problems while doing so!

Mercury Retrograde, April 28-May 22

It's that time again ... Mercury, god of communication, turns retrograde. The Sabian Symbol associated with the degree Merc turns retro gives this image: "An Indian, human scalps hanging at his belt, rides proudly." What's it mean? It means, with Mars, god of war, also moving retro, we'd be wise to not begin any war (or even argument) unless we're absolutely certain we have nothing to lose. Mercury will be retrograde until May 22nd. Remember also; Merc retro shreds schedules, so keep wiggle room in our planners. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mars Retrograde, watch out Sagittarius!

A reminder that Mars, god of war, is on the warpath right now (moving retrograde, backwards in apparent motion). This increases odds of rushing, accidents, reactivity--especially for people born with Sun in the first 10 degrees of Sagittarius (that would be anyone born from about Nov 22nd to December 3rd). Gemini, Virgo, Pisces also (in general) more affected than other signs. If we're any of these signs, especially Sadge, have patience, don't rush, and think twice (three times) before responding to any perceived attack by unlocking the nuclear codes. Also, go easy on the condiments, esp Sagittarius. (What is it with Sadge and condiments? Yeeeesh ...).

Scorpio Full Moon April 21-22, 2016

Thurs eve/Fri Morn (April 21-22) is a Full Moon. This is a "Micro" Moon, meaning the Moon is at apogee (furthers point in orbit from Earth), and will appear smaller than avg Full Moon. Maybe this will mean people aren't as reactive as is usual this lunar phase but then again, this Full Moon is in the "cursed" sign of Scorpio. (Sorry Scorps, that's the ancient description of the sign; don't kill the messenger!). This Moon's aspects incline to social inhibitions, brings attention to widows, orphans, and martyrs, increases risk of quarrels or injuries and excitement or upsets involving love, money, or values. At least we won't be bored. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

TM Astrology for Sat, April 9

"My first day on the job, the boss asked me to make a fresh pot of coffee. Of course, I walked right out the door. He and the other sexist pigs at Starbucks can kiss my a**!" We're feeling especially rebellious today. Let's try and make it a productive revolution(personal or otherwise) andnot butt our head against a wall just because it's there.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

WED, April 6th Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for WED, April 6th: Actions today tend to be based on hidden motivations, which makes it the perfect day to investigate the normally unseen. Do you know how your snaffle bit works? (And why are you wearing it?--likely will work better if you use it on the horse ...)

TMAstrology for WED, April 6

TMAstrology for WEDNESDAY, April 6th: Shadow motivations drive behavior today, in ourselves as well as others. Best advice is stick to activities where we understand where we are coming from, or we may find ourselves behaving neurotically. (Have patience with all the neurotics out there; not everyone pays attention to the "proceed with caution" signs written right over their head). 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day, 3-28/29-2016

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for Mon-Tues, March 28-29, 2016: Energy shifts from go, go, go today to stop, stop, stop tomorrow (does this remind you of any horses you used to know?). So, good to work on forward movement now, more methodical practice Tuesday. That, or just build your horses a teeter-totter!

TMAstrology March 28-29th (Mon-Tues)

TMAstrology for Mon-Tues March 28-29: Research suggests that reading maps, as opposed to relying on GPS, helps fend off Alzheimer's disease. Someting to keep in mind as energy passes from go, go, go today to stop, stop, stop tomorrow. Hopefully we're not stopping because we're not stopping because we've gone, gone, gone then stopped due to being hopelessly lost (metaphorically or otherwise). 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tues March 15 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for TUESDAY, March 15: We're in a period of high sensitivity but glitchy communication right now riders. Which means that if our horse surprises us with unexpected airs above the ground, we probably asked for them. 

TMAstrology for Mon-Tue March 14-15

There is a LOT going on in the skies right now! Can we feel the somewhat frantic, push me-pull you energy? (Or have I simply drank too much coffee?). Mentally, we're likely a spring waiting to be sprung, and that spronging will happen tomorrow (Tues): hopefully in helpful ways.Stay away from the caffeinated, they'll be way too bouncy.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thurs-Fri March 3-4th TMAstrology

TMAstrology for Thurs-Fri March 3-4th: The Moon swings from hard-nosed Saturn to conjoin god of death Pluto in the sign of denial, Capricorn. (Come on Cappys, admit it, you like the sound of the word, "no!"). We're also in the shadow of an eclipse. any projects begun between now and about 12:30 pm EST tomorrow (Fri) will die an early and traumatic death. On the other hand, if we *want* to kill something (like that blog we wish we'd never started), here's our sign.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Equine Astrology TOD for Tues, March 1

Tuesday, March 1 Equine Astrology Tip of the Day: Once I was asked to look at the chart of a riding mule. Seems the mule was a-typically very spooky, especially on a particular trail. What was the problem? Chart said the mule could see ghosts! Or at the very least, was hyper sensitive to all stimuli in general. Well, what the heck, my horse once dumped me over a McDonald's bag blowing down the road. At least ghosts aren't litter. We and our mounts are especially sensitive today riders, so stay off haunted trails and away from litterbugs. 

Tues March 1 TMAstrology

TMAstrology for Tues March 1st: We're especially sensitive and impressionable today and more easily swayed by appeals to our emotions. But by evening (into early Wed) energy shifts to a pattern we can call "reality bites." Good grief, hopefully this pattern doesn't favor Trump getting closer to the nomination! My prediction remains: Hillary Clinton will be President, and the Republicans are not so daft as to nominate Donald Trump as their candidate.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Mon & Tues Feb 15-16 Equine Astrology TOD

Mon & Tues Equine Astrology Tip of the Day: Once upon a time in Poland, chess was played in the town squares with giant chess pieces and real mounted riders for the knights. I don't know if it's good or not that those games have gone the way of history, but I do know ... today and tomorrow short, varied intellectual endeavors will go better than hard concentrating on any one thing. How to get a horse to help with checkers however, is another story.

Mon & Tues Feb 15-16 TMAstrology

TMAstrology for Mon & Tues Feb 15-16: The Moon is in Gemini today and tomorrow, which means it's being opposed by Saturn (currently in the opposite sign, Sagittarius). Which means Gemini is not quite as bubbly as Gemini usually is. which means, we might actually be able to get a word in edgewise with Gem friends. If there's anything you wanted to tell one, here's your sign. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Friday, Feb 5th Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for FRIDAY, Feb 5th: Today Venus, goddess of love and money aligns with Pluto, god of passion (intensity) in the stalwart if a wee bit power hungry sign of Capricorn. Best manifestation of this alignment is constancy, faithfulness (even under pressure--especially under pressure), shared struggle. Actually, this Lloyd's commercial expresses the best meaning of Venus-Pluto in Capricorn heart breakingly well. (Get out your hanky). 

TMAstrology ALERT

FRIDAY, Feb 5th TMAstrology ALERT! On Friday, Venus, goddess of love and money, aligns with Pluto, god of territoriality (among other things). They do this in the dictatorial sign of Capricorn (sorry Cappys ... I know a lot of you are sweeties that only entertain visions of world conquest in your dreams). Positive potential for this placement is extreme faithfulness (I guess could be good or bad depending on who or what we're being faithful to), acceptance of difficult responsibility, deep attachment to mature partners (you know, like Melania Trump feels for The Donald and this being Venus, and Pluto, and Capricorn, all his loot certainly helped the affection along) .. negative manifestations of this alignment are jealousy, territoriality, reactivity, and dictatorial attitudes. Yeah, a scary mix. My advice? Channel passion into productive outlets, stay away from reactive people, and remember that, as Bertrand Russell wrote, "Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander envied Hercules, who never existed."

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tue & Wed Feb 2-3 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for Tue & Wed Feb 2-3: The Moon enters the horsey sign of Sagittarius today and remains there through Wed. An excellent time to get out and channel our inner centaur. Weather too bad to ride? There's more to horses than riding! To me the best thing about horses is just watching them, especially if they're as cute as this one

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Friday, Jan 29 Equine Astrology Tip of the Day

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for FRIDAY, January 29: There's more tension in the star patterns than a supposedly balanced Moon in Libra would lead one to suspect riders. Maximum pressure will be evening in EST, afternoon to eve PST. Apparently applying elastic doesn't help. May I suggest embracing patience with everyone will? (PS, feed on time in evening because the horses aren't reading this and will be impatient for their grub!). 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

TMAsrology for Tue &Wed Jan 26, Jan 27

TMAstrology for Tue & Wed, January 26 & 27: Mercury is now out of its retrograde but still moving very slowly, so don't fill up our calendar with back to back events just yet. Even with a slow Mercury WED Jan 27 offers favorable energy for getting things done. Most especially favored is anything communicative, advertising related (including advertising ourselves), organizing, teaching though be careful not to bite off more than we can chew, especially late. It's why forks and knives were invented, after all.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

FRI Jan 15 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for FRI Jan 15: Today favors "active efficiency" riders. This lady goes over and above in that department but probably a lot more efficient than most of us care to be. Contentious aspects late evening have us wanting to bite something if not someone. 

Thur-Fri Jan 13-14 TMAstrology TOD

TMAstrology for TODAY (Thur Jan 14) & FRI, Jan 15: Getting things done should go smoothly today into tomorrow, as long as they aren't communication or schedule related. Morning and evening tomorrow are contentious (esp evening!) but in between transits favor hard work, even if it is TGIF. Maybe sleep late, work hard, then retire early and avoid the drama.

Friday, January 8, 2016

January 9th New Moon

TMAstrology for SATURDAY, January 9th: It's a New Moon, usually a time of New Beginnings, but there is conflict in this one; we'll want to go forward, but also back. We'll want to join in, but also stand apart. We want union, we want independence. We want to be svelte but that last piece of chocolate cake is calling our name .... what's a body to do? Simply this: understand that we're in a period of one step forward, two steps back with everything we do, so you know, plan ahead--while keeping careful eye on the ground we just covered. And remember the Buddhist hiker's adage: "If you would learn something new, take the path you took yesterday."

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wed, January 6th, Sagittarius settles down

TMAstrology for WED January 6th: Aspects have us feeling both territorial and independent today. It's so difficult to keep watch over the home front when one really just wants to get outa town. Things settle down towards evening however, when we're liable to have to make a decision involving love or money (this applies especially to Sagittarians. We all know how much that gang loves to settle down and make decisions, so should be interesting viewing for the rest of us ...)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Wed, January 6 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology TOD for WED, January 6: A strong urge for independence dominates the ethers today equestrians. This will affect our horses as well as ourselves. Either be sure we have a good seat or head out on the winter trails the way this gal and her horse do. (Don't they look like they're having fun?)

Monday, January 4, 2016

Tues, Jan 5th Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for TUESDAY, January 5: If we were thinking of buying a GPS to help us on trail rides, think again: Mercury goes retrograde until Jan. 25th. Retracing old ground (metaphorically and literally) is more favored than breaking trail. Besides, horses don't need GPS help, they mostly know where they are going. Though when they don't they really don't ...

January 2016 Mercury Retrograde!

TMAstrology for TUESDAY, January 5th: Oh, no, it's Mercury Retrograde! Oh yes, it's going to last until January 25th! You know the routine: don't sign important papers if it can be avoided, don't buy electronics, if it can be avoided, keep your schedule flexible because Merc retro shreds schedules, etc. If you must sign, buy, etc? Do it and don't worry about it (you might want to contact a good astrologer for advice on best time during the retrograde). Life's short, don't stress! ... one last thing, this Mercury Retrograde more likely than most to bring out of touch family back into our life. Okay, NOW we can stress! That or get outa town 'til the 25th ....