Equine Astrology TOD (or is that TOLT?) for current eclipse season: Right now we're smack dab between a solar and a lunar eclipse (July 12-July 27 respectively). This can make us feel like we have to dance a whole lot faster than the situation would seem to call for. While jumping to the eclipse energy's tune, do take safety precautions (notice the riders are wearing helmets!) as we're in an accident inclined period through the rest of July.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
Jupiter stations direct (moves "forward" in apparent motion) tomorrow, Tues July 10th. Jupiter does this in trine to Sun and Neptune. This pattern can either smooth the path to our goals or make it easier for us to feel optimistic on the basis of false information. Advice? Keep the faith, but if it sounds too good to be true, it's very too good to be true.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Aspects Wednesday, June 20, favor smooth escapes and quick getaways ... assuming that's what we're looking for. We advise remembering to close the gates. (Easy for equestrians, right?--but after 34 years of being married to a horsewoman, hubby still has to be reminded ... it's why I see so much advantage in bicycles).
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Stars say co-operation may be difficult to come by Thursday and Friday (June 7-8) riders. This is especially true of we or our horse is an Aquarius or Leo (or, to a lesser extent, Taurus or Scorpio). It's days like these we remember that god invented bicycles for a reason.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
So get a call from a client--the pricey horse they just bought won't jump! Or won't jump as high as the rider wishes to jump. Look at the chart and .. everything is in Earth signs! You know, Earth sign folks (and horses) like to keep their feet on the ground. And while you can of course find exceptions, if we want a jumper, we're looking ponies with lots of air and fire in the chart. Todays equine tip is, better to call the astrologer before the purchase, rather than after. Because, you know, we can't change the chart--we can only read it.
Did you feel a shift in the Force this week? Maybe near Tuesday's New Moon? ... No? Eh, me either. But if we were Sun or Ascendant or even Moon Taurus folks, we may have as Uranus, god of sudden change has now entered this sign (there to stay until 2025!). Taurus, and to a lesser extent Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius may feel the whispers of big changes to come. Or maybe it's actually a shout because sometimes these fixed signs hear rather selectively. (Friends and family of fixed sign folks will say, "sometimes?!")
Monday, April 23, 2018
Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for Monday, April 23: Hey equestrians! the Moon in Leo squares Jupiter in Scorpio this afternoon/evening, a pattern that inclines us to be both opinionated and over confident. Best *know* our horse can do it, and (as important) WILL, before taking on that oxer in the exercise ring this afternoon. Moon square Jupiter is a good aspect for pleasure too, so me, I'd set up with lemonade and a book in a chair outside the ring, and watch the show.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Friday the 13th (April) Equine Astrology TOD: Things actually look fairly good for Friday the 13th, primary caution being the Moon void all day (7:27 am-11:26 pm EDT; 4:27 am-8:26 pm PDT). Moon Void means, don't sign (important documents) don't buy (important items), don't begin important projects, a good excuse to just go ride our horse! (Don't sweat the small stuff though). Moon void in Pisces, the sign of the ocean ... if we have a "dolphin proof" horse, that might be the one to take!
I'd promised last week I'd get astrological updates out more frequently--but Mercury retrograde had other ideas! Caught up now (sound of clapping in distance)-(so watch someone contact me and say, wait ... you forgot my chart ...) so hopefully, more regular updates. Astro for FRIDAY THE 13TH (of April) looks ... you know, not too bad. Other than the Moon being Void of Course from 7:27 am EDT to 11:26 pm EDT (don't buy important or expensive items or begin important new projects), and Mercury moving very slow in the sky (continuing transportation delays and communication flub-ups) everything else should proceed great!--except for the things that don't. There, aren't you glad you have an astrologer here to help you plan?
Monday, April 2, 2018
Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for Monday, April 2nd: Today, Monday April 2nd, stars favor patient and controlled release of energy. Just remember that if we're off to ride any bouncy young greenlings this afternoon, they may have not gotten the notice, so wear that helmet even if it'll mess up your hair.
I hope everyone had a happy Easter. Today most people know Easter as a Christian holiday with pagan roots. And some people know that the reason Easter jumps around the calendar (unlike Christmas, which is always reliably on Dec 25) is because Easter Sunday is set as the first Sunday after the Full Moon following the Vernal Equinox. This date varies from year to year, because the first full moon after the vernal equinox varies from year to year. But here's some more detail to complete the picture: the reason WHY the fourth century Council of Nicaea determined the date for Easter would be so set is that in the era before electricity, pilgrims traveling to celebrate the Holy Week needed light to travel by--thus, Easter was set as the Sunday nearest to the spring Full Moon. Because astrology is essentially the art of giving meaning to astronomical phenomena, you could say that Easter is an astrology-based holiday. Share this with your Christian conservative friends and get the conversation going! (on second thought ... better not ...).
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Tomorrow, Thur March 22, Mercury goes retrograde! (sound of distant screaming). And it will remain retrograde until April 15th. You know what that means--schedules get shredded, communication gets wonky (well, wonkier ... we do live in the era of Fake News after all), and risk of needing to "re-do" anything we begin under that period is higher. My advice; don't fight what the Universe wants, it's bigger than we are. Re-do, re-think, re-write, re-read and leave some wiggle room in your planner. Might want to write in pencil, rather than ink too.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
The astrologer returns! Apologies; hard at work on writing projects, and of course your astrology charts. So, tonight we have a Full Moon!--all Full Moons heighten emotions and reactivity, but this Full Moon may be weepier than most. It pits the Sun in super-sensitive Pisces agains the Moon in "god, the world is so messed up" Virgo. If people burst out crying around you, give them a pat on the back and then point them in the direction of an animal shelter, wildlife advocacy group, or other compassionate cause because the best response to the sorrows of the world is to, you know, roll up our sleeves and do something about them. And that's the Buddha talking, not moi.
The Full Moon aligns with the fixed star Zosma, a star associated with victims and saviors. When it is active in a personal chart or in the sky, issues of feeling victimized and/or helping others comes to the fore. I have found this star is frequently a feature in the horoscopes of animal activists and environmentalist (for the environment itself is often a victim at the hands of man). This star is also connected with fear of poisoning; interesting given that right now euthanasia drugs contaminating our pet foods are in the news. It's been said that the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. It's good advice for all times but especially under a Moon like this.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
TMAstrology for Jan 7-Jan 14: The astrological news of the moment is Venus's superior conjunction with the Sun. Venus is exactly opposite Earth, on the far side of the Sun (thus, the "superior" body--the Sun--between us and Venus, so, "superior" conjunction). At Superior conjunction, Venus is thought to have ascended to the heavens and thus her more spiritual qualities are emphasized. Higher love, beauty, art, grace under pressure. Venus's Earthly emphasis on carnal attraction and filthy lucre are de-emphasized. At least, that's how this conjunction is supposed to work. I say, with all the Capricorn energy going on right now--Sun, Venus, Saturn and Pluto all in Capricorn, and Mars aligned with Jupiter in obsessive Scorpio--don't bet on it. Venus may have joined with the Sun god but we still have to keep body and soul together the old fashioned way. Plus hope we're not driven mad either by our significant other or by obsessing on the lack of one.
Perhaps the trick at this time is to balance Venus's higher aims and her lower. Look for ways to love and create while also keeping the cats' litter box cleaned, getting the utility bill check out on time, and appreciating our partner or independence from one. If that sounds exhausting, well, Venus rules indulgence too, after all. Keeping our favorite evening treat on hand for the unwinding hour should prove especially soothing at this time. (Fantastic photo by Gratisography--check them out!)
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Thinking about the crazy cold gripping much of the nation: the Solstice chart has Sun in Capricorn exactly aligned with Saturn in Capricorn at zero degrees Cappy (as noted in a previous post). Saturn is a cold, dry planet. Capricorn is a cold, dry sign. The Sun is hot and dry, but in Capricorn its fires are cooled. A weather astrologer would tell us that Sun with Saturn in Capricorn at the solstice chart indicates unusually cold and dry weather ... and that's exactly what we're getting. Boo.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for Tues January 2: In her wonderful short story "Peppy the Wonder Horse," Vicki Hearne writes, "I got his chart done by a horse astrologer. She called me back in a state of high alarm. She said, 'You know he's an Aquarian? Well, that's *all* he is. Everything in his chart is air signs. That horse is no good. The only thing he'll ever understand is about for feet of air under him.'" This kind of energy is very strong right now riders. Be prepared for unexpected changes of direction and try to stay grounded. Yes, even if this means keeping our feet ON the ground.
Monday, January 1, 2018
A full moon on New Year's Day must mean something right? Especially since it's a super Moon (closer to the Earth than most full moons). Yes, it means astrologers are busy being asked what's it all mean? Good god, don't ask us--our lives are as messy as yours. That said, this Full Moon holds two primary messages. First there's serious thinking, thoughts of separation or farewell. Second, it enhances influential speech. Positively, this is good news for anyone whose career involves communication. Negatively, it's expressed as a propaganda campaign. Combine the two and maybe we're trying to talk something into leaving our life. Good luck with that--the Full Moon is in Cancer, sign of the crab. Crabs have claws and they do not let go easily. We can always leave a can of Old Bay Seasoning out and see if the unwanted person, place or thing takes the hint.