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.