Monthly Archives: June 2010

Astrology Dating’s Weekend Romance Horoscope: July 2-4, 2010

The Jupiter-Uranus conjunction… squared by Pluto in Capricorn… is still making a lot of things exciting for a lot of people. You might find that excitement shifting towards the romantic… Venus is Leo is rolling into opposition to Neptune, and that can make for a lot of romantic feelings. Boy, it sure is a good thing no one’s going to be out drinking and partying this weekend, and putting themselves in a position to make poor love life choices. Oh, wait. Happy Fourth of July!



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Astro-Singalong: Scorpio Drunk Dials The Libra Ex

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Send a heartbeat to the void that cries through you 
Relive the pictures that have come to pass 
For now we stand alone 
The world is lost and blown 
And we are flesh and blood disintegrate 
With no more to hate.


Is it bright where you are, and have the people changed?
Does it make you happy you’re so strange? 
And in your darkest hour 
My old secrets laid
We can watch the world devoured in its pain.



Delivered from the blast , the last of a line of lasts 
The pale princess of a palace cracked 
And now the kingdom comes 
Crashing down undone 
And I am a master of a nothing place 
Of recoil and grace


Is it bright where you are, and have the people changed?
Does it make you happy you’re so strange? 
And in your darkest hour 
I hold secrets flame 
We can watch the world devoured in its pain.


Time has stopped before us 
The sky cannot ignore us 
No one can separate us 
For we are all that is left 
The echo bounces off me 
The shadow lost beside me 
There’s no more need to pretend 
Cause now I can begin again.


Is it bright where you are, and have the people changed?
Does it make you happy you’re so strange?
And in your darkest hour 
my old secrets laid
We can watch the world devoured in its hate. 


Strange 
Strange 
Strange…


-Smashing Pumpkins, “Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning”

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Learning The Aspects: How Your Planets Talk To Each Other, And What They’re Saying About You (Part Four)


So now that we’ve learned what the aspects are and their individual natures… how do we make sense of it all, when you look at a chart and it says “Sun sextile Neptune” or “Venus quincunx Jupiter,” or whatever? First of all, there are some fine books out there that list all the possible aspects between the planets in an easily, orderly manner. A lot of astrologers call these (sometimes a little disparagingly) “cookbook” listings. They may not give you the depth of experience an actual astrologer might have with them, but on the other hand… if you follow the right cookbook you may not become an Iron Chef, but you’re bound to make tastier meals than the average person.


To give you a little idea of the flavor an aspect lends to the planets it connects, let’s have a look at a theoretical example. Imagine for a moment that Mercury, The Thinker And Talker, is standing at the very back of a very long line to get his driver’s license renewed… along with his very different friend, Mars, The Action Man. Without taking any action, it will take them at least two hours to get to the front of the line. The aspect between the two of them is the nature of their conversation, and the actions they take as a result. Let’s see how the aspect between the two affects their behavior…

CONJUNCTION


MERC: 
We need to make this happen more quickly.
MARS: …without actually getting ourselves arrested, of course.
MERC: I have an idea! (hands MARS a megaphone)
MARS(Speaking through megaphone) Your attention please! Due to budget cutbacks, today we will only be able to serve people whose name starts with “M.” Thank you! (Ninety-five percent of the people in the lineup grumble and leave within ten minutes. MERC and MARS move to the front of the line)
MERC: Nice work, dude!
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Post-Eclipse Advice: Pet The Goat

I’ve been looking at the upcoming planetary transits for the next few months. There’s the usual mix of peril and opportunity out there, but I think I’ve already drawn one important conclusion:

Capricorn: you guys are going to get stiffed in the empathy-from-others department. Again.

Yes, that eclipse wasn’t a lot of fun for any of us, but I think it’s going to be a little less fun for you than for others.

Among all the heavy-duty planets involved in the eclipse, it’s easy to overlook that Mercury has entered Cancer… your opposite sign. That means an emphasis on communications with your partner(s) in life. And on top of that eclipse energy? That (might) mean just one thing when it comes to your conversations with loved ones. So, naturally, verbally-induced disappointments are likely to be more frequent than usual for the next while.

This makes me a little sad, because I’ve always thought Capricorns were cute little things, like goats at the petting zoo. People generally agree with this assessment at first, until someone mentions bringing a goat home as a pet.

Seriously, though: I love you guys. Your just a sensitive as your opposite, Cancer, but manage to function in a dignified, orderly way… or at least you maintain the appearance of it, which is almost as good. On the inside, though? You’re as messy as the rest of us… maybe a little more, because being a Capricorn is a little like being born wearing a pinstriped suit. You have the same needs as everyone else, but based on appearances, everyone assumes you showed up knowing how to change your own diaper. Efficiently.

Come to think of it, a lot of you out there look like you’ve got it together on the outside a lot better than you do on the inside. And that of course, is why I’m here.

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Astro-Singalong: Mercury In Cancer Drunk Dials The Ex And Leaves A Message

Tricky time never slows 

that moment walked me by without bothering to say–

Lucky time never stops 
that moment knocked me down without bothering to
SAY HELLO

…say hello 
say hello 
say hello…
-Deep Dish, “Say Hello”


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My Pre-Eclipse Confession

I’ve already received a few e-mails about tomorrow’s Big Dramatic Eclipse, hitting at 4:38 AM PDT. Let me re-assure you… it isn’t going to do anything to you that the regular plain-old astrological transits weren’t setting up already. There are a lot of very good blog entries around as to the specifics, but the one thing I’d like to mention here that I don’t see mentioned so much elsewhere: I think you can feel this one brewing, more so than most. That shouldn’t be a surprise, maybe… given all the other planets involved with this one. It’s there in the gut. I could have almost told you it was happening without an ephemeris.
(And if you’re looking for a consultation about how this eclipse, and all the other sky-dramas going on out there will affect you, you can write me here. Of if you’re in the Bay Area and want to meet me in person tomorrow, read THIS.)
If you face difficult times, know that you’ll overcome them. And if any bad surprises come along, you’ll manage them. But keep in mind that sometimes an eclipse can bring sudden, dramatic… good news.
Other than that? I’m prepared.
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Astro-Singalong: Mars In Capricorn, Presented With A Challenge

I am the stone that the builder refused
I am the visual,
the inspiration,
that made lady sing the blues

I’m the spark that makes your idea bright
the same spark
that lights the dark
so that you can know your left from your right

I am the ballot in your box
the bullet in the gun
that inner glow
that lets you know
to call your brother “son”

The story that just begun
the promise of what’s to come
and im’ma remain a soldier
til’ the war is won (won)

chop chop chop
Judo flip, chop chop chop
Judo flip, chop chop chop
Judo flip, chop chop chop



-Asheru, “Theme From Boondocks”






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Learning The Aspects: How Your Planets Talk To Each Other, And What They’re Saying About You (Part Three)

Finally, with our Cruise Ship analogy, let’s have a look at that cloud of diffuse smoke we’re leaving behind as we pull out of port. These are what are called the “minor” aspects.
There are lots of minor aspects, which all come from dividing the circle into ever-smaller pieces, and the more you divide the circle up, the less effect those aspects have. For example, the semi-square and the sesquiquadrate (think of them as the “half a square” and “the square and a half”). They have roughly the same effect as a square, but are much less pronounced and less troublesome. Any proper square will have a much more obvious observable effect on your personality, but these two can show up as minor annoyances. Basically, if you understand everything we’ve covered so far, you know what you need to know.
Two of the minor aspects stick out a bit more as far as their importance and usefulness, though: the quintile (one-fifth of a circle, or 72 degrees) and the septile (one-seventh of a circle). The quintile represents a relationship between two planets that takes effort to bring out, but once you do it reveals you have a talent for it. You can also have a bi-quintile (144 degrees of separation) which acts the same way. A quintile is kind of like that guy you know who can write reasonably well, and is always talking about that great novel he wants to write… but he never seems to get any further with it than talking about it.
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Eclipse Astrology Advice, From An Astrologer… And Free Drinks!

A lot of people are worried about the effect the upcoming Solar Eclipse in Cancer/Capricorn will affect them. Some should be concerned, some should relax… but I figure all of them could use an opportunity to discuss the matter in person with an actual astrologer. And, who knows? Maybe after that, a drink will be called for.
That’s why I’ll be appearing at Tedda Hughes Gallery, 1623 Polk Street, this Saturday (Eclipse Day!) starting at 8 PM. Also, I’ll have copies of my book for sale. So drop by and say hi… if nothing else, it ‘s the Pride Weekend Kickoff, which is always a good time.
Hope to see you there!
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The Astrology Of Dumb Yahoo Answers

Um… no.
Virgo men can often be indecisive. Fortunately, as a Virgo, he’s probably already got something in his medicine cabinet that will help. Crush it up, mix it with alcohol, and when he nods off… throw him in the trunk of your car. Drive him home and keep him in the basement until Stockholm Syndrome kicks in.
Tauruses can be stubborn, but are easily persuaded with rich foods. Try a box of doughnuts. Barring that, you could need a new solenoid.
Wait… are you really sure they’re two different Geminis?
Whichever one buys the most drinks. Hey, that isn’t astrology, that’s biology.
It probably has something to do with the years of study and practice it takes to become a decent astrologer, just to find out there are so many people handing out bad (but free) astrological advice on the Internet. And hey… did I mention you can write me for details on my Consultation Specials…?
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