Monday, January 8, 2018

TMAstrology for January 7-January 14

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

Capricorn weather

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

Tues Jan 2 Equine Astrology TOD

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

January 1 Full Moon

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.