Monthly Archives: May 2010

Uranus In Aries, Part Three: Where The Rebellion Happens

So here we are, with Uranus in Aries, and the world hasn’t blown up yet. But the fuse is lit, and big explosive change is coming… even if it’s a prolonged, quiet explosion. Here’s how it’s most likely to affect you, by Sign. If you know your Rising Sign, read it from that angle too. Stay calm, make sure your helmet is on, and get ready for (potentially) the best blow-up ever!

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Gary Coleman Is Dead, Gary Oldman Is Alive, And Uranus Is In Aries

Gary Coleman (Born, February 8, 1968, time unknown, Zion, IL) died of a cerebral hemorrhage today. Most astrologers (and rightly so) shy away from playing “prophet of doom,” but in hindsight, Coleman’s transits are classic for this sort of thing: Uranus, newly entered Aries, is conjunct Coleman’s Mars/Saturn midpoint (associated with blood pressure issues). Saturn is conjunct his natal Uranus, and Neptune is conjunct his natal Mercury… all of which are bad signs for neurological issues, and circulation in the brain. 
Given his medical history, this may not be the biggest shock to those who knew Mr. Coleman. But Uranus always brings surprises. Consider the startling case of actor Gary Oldman, who (despite a current wave of Internet reports) is clinging tenaciously to life today. Thanks to the modern miracle of Internet communications (and the ancient miracle of miscommunication), there are rumors today of Gary Oldman having died. 
You see, Mr Oldman (March 21, 1958, 10:56 AM, London UK) has his Sun at 0 Degrees Aries…. right where Uranus is now.  His Sun is in his Tenth House, which rules public reputation. And his natal Saturn (in his Sixth House… daily work routines and such) is being squared by transiting Saturn. Translation: the rumors of Gary Oldman’s death are highly exaggerated.
Now, what’s all this have to do with an astrology dating site? Simple. Uranus is going to liven things up, unpredictably, for a lot of people in a lot of ways. And isn’t that exactly what a good romance is supposed to do?

Astrology Dating’s Weekend Romance Horoscope: May 28-30, 2010

Working for an astrology dating site such as this, you’d expect me to write a weekend forecast to consist mostly of astrological dating tips, and you’d be right. And this weekend is certainly going to stir up feelings… romantic and sexual feelings among them… but those things will just be a part of the larger background noise created by Friday’s Full Moon in Sagittarius. Think of it as the opening shot as Uranus moves into Aries. All the churn and weirdness of the last couple of months are coming to a peak. So, get out and have fun, or do something or other to vent the pressure…

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Astrology Dating’s Weekend Romance Horoscope: May 22-24, 2010

This weekend is a little like the opening scenes of a big-budget adventure movie: there’s a sense that something big is building, but no obvious signs of explosions… yet. And, like the lead character at the beginning of one of those movies, this weekend is best suited to dialogue and establishing relationships. Now would be a good time to make sure someone is in that shelter with you when the tsunami/asteroid/dinosaur hits…

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Uranus In Aries, Part Two: Fear Of A San Francisco Planet

Why are so many people afraid of San Francisco?
When I told my friends I was going to San Francisco about a year ago, the responses were mixed. Sure, they were generally happy for me, and of course they all had visions of me seeing the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Building and Chinatown and the trolley cars and the murals in the Mission district and all the touristy stuff that compels people to come here. But often, there was a faint but distinct undertone to it all:
San Francisco may infect and change you.
The funny thing is that, despite what Rush Limbaugh or your minister or your Dad told you about it, San Francisco is not “overrun” with gay people or hippies or socialists or any of the other things people often loudly fear… usually for entirely personal reasons. Yes, it’s absolutely true: I have seen more naked men (except for a bondage harness) flogging each other in the streets than I have anywhere else. Yes, I have seen more angry protesters demanding that everything, everywhere should be nationalized immediately than I have anywhere else. I’ve also seen more drunken hooligans dressed like Santa Claus, more completely whacked out junkies, more damaged hippies, more people wearing outfits that match what their Chihuahua is wearing, and more cupcakes here than anywhere else I’ve lived.
Yes. It’s true. There are a lot of cupcakes in San Francisco. A lot. They don’t tell you that in the tourist guides, but they should.
What I learned about San Francisco is this:…

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Uranus In Aries, Part One: The Real Revolution Will Not Be Marketed

Uranus, astrology’s planet of Freaky Rebellion, is in the final degree of Pisces (the sign it has been in since 2003) and is about to enter Aries. And there is a revolution in the works… but it probably isn’t the revolution you were expecting. Personally, I am mostly pleased about this: Pisces has never struck me as a decent place for Uranus to do its job, and if you look at the department of your life that has been freaky since 2003 or so, you’re likely to agree. Wherever Uranus lands in your birth chart, it creates unusual circumstances which usually require some choice on your part. It shakes things loose and creates both opportunity and anarchy. Facing weird circumstances can be uncomfortable, but having a lot of choices as to how you run your life is a good thing… right?

Maybe not.

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Astrology Dating’s Weekend Romance Horoscope: May 14-16, 2010

Forget what you think you know about a New Moon in Taurus. Sure: it comes with an urge to be materialistic, to sensuality, and has a potential for excess. That’s all true. The really important thing to keep in mind is that the New Moon is an excellent time to make plans and think out your intentions for the next month, and that makes this New Moon particularly important… because before the end of this month, the entire Universe is going to explode, and it’s going to take you and me and everyone else with it.

Okay not really but just in case don’t you want to go out and have fun this weekend?
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Weekend Romance Horoscope: May 7-9, 2010

Venus is at the halfway point in Gemini. It’s made a little more powerful by the fact that it is in what astrologers call “mutual reception”: in this case, it’s in a sign ruled by Mercury, and Mercury is (in turn) in a sign ruled by Venus. Think of it as two friends house sitting for each other: both have their reasons to be nice with the other guy’s stuff. Since Mercury is communication, Venus is affection, and Venus is being aspected by Mars in Leo… the sex drive… it appears that you are reading the correct site for this weekend. Congratulations!

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