Author Archives: Matthew Currie

About Matthew Currie

I am the author of "Conquer The Universe With Astrology," and I also write a regular blog for Astrologydating.com, and occasionally show up here. Like everyone else, I am on Twitter, as "@MatthewCurrie." And I'm on Facebook. Have a look around at the stuff I have here. Among other things, you'll find my Compatibility Guides for each sign, a description of what an astrologer can do for you, and a few tidbits of humour amongst the cosmic wisdom. And if you have any questions, please send 'em... you just might get answers.

Give The Gift Of The Future This Holiday Season!

ToesocksJust say no to the socks this year

The people on your shopping list don’t really need another pair of socks this holiday season, do they? When so many people have an interest in astrology, yet don’t fully comprehend what astrology can really do for them, wouldn’t it be great to have an easy introduction to what it can mean for them personally?

That’s why between now and January 6 I am presenting my exclusive HOLIDAY ASTROLOGY GIFT OF THE FUTURE

-A unique and individual personality profile

-12 months worth of personal forecasts

-And a half hour phone consultation on for less than the cost of a full reading!

Think about it: do you really need to be giving out socks again this year? Wouldn’t the amazement and guidance that only astrology can provide be a lot better?

Yeah. I thought so.

THE HOLIDAY ASTROLOGY GIFT OF THE FUTURE

… Only $45 USD!

Write me for details, or to sign up NOW!

And hey, why not drop by and visit all my new blog material on Beliefnet?

Learn About Your Vedic Moon!

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I’ve decided to start teaching Vedic Astrology, at first, from the perspective of The Moon.

If you’re a novice, this is a great way to start seeing and understanding the real power of Astrology for yourself. If you’re an intermediate student, there will be plenty of new material here for you. Even if you’re already a professional Western Astrologer, you’ll find that just the information on the Vedic Moon ALONE will greatly improve the depth of your readings… I know it’s worked that way for me… and I think The Moon is actually the best place to start with things.

Here’s a rough outline of what we’ll be covering:

WEEK ONE: Introduction to the Vedic Zodiac and Lunar Mansions, and why it is that when your planets “change Sign” they’re not REALLY doing that at all, and how the Western and Vedic systems can work together. How Vedic Sign and Mansion placements affect the Moon (and any other planet)

WEEK TWO: The Moon — it’s not just your emotions or your “feminine side”: it’s how your mind really works and is the Master Clock of your life. How aspects work in Vedic, and how aspects to your Moon affect who you are.

WEEK THREE: The Moon in its mansions in detail, and the surprisingly specific ways it makes you who you really re. Plus: The Navamsa… your OTHER birth chart. That’s right, you’ve got two of them!

WEEK FOUR: Predicting with The Moon… major life periods as lid out by the Vedic system. Ever wonder why some “bad transits” turn out good, and vice versa? Here’s why! …and after that? Well, we’ll just keep going until all your questions are answered. Think of it as an educational all-you-can-eat buffet!

THERE WILL ALSO BE: a weekly podcast covering what we’ve learned, and it will ll be done through its own Facebook page… drop in and read and learn and ask questions WHENEVER YOU LIKE, according to your own schedule!

PLUS when we’re done, you’ll receive a PDF of ll the relevant materials.

Class starts March 26th… but there’s still time to join! When you join you’ll get all the learning you want in one open-ended, no-time-limit setting. Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule! Plus: details on your own birth chart! It’s like a reading AND a course for one price.

If you’re an astrological novice, it will show you how to make real, solid observations about a person’s birth chart beyond merely “personality” stuff. If you’re a professional Western astrologer, the material on the Vedic Moon ALONE will greatly enhance your reading and your understanding. And if you’re ANYONE… it will be a good time with friends in a friendly environment.

The regular price is $90.00 but if you book TODAY I’ll knock $10.00 off… making the whole thing only $80.00! If you’d like to join, mail me and I’ll get you the details to get you hooked up!

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE SAMPLE ON FACEBOOK, or click HERE to sign up now!

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Wondering how The Cardinal Grand Cross will affect YOU? Listen to my BlogtalkRadio show TOMORROW. Click here!

If you’ve got questions about your life, I’ve got answers. Write me for details!

CLICK HERE to join the Oh My Stars Facebook Fan Page, and get exclusive content, a discount on a reading,additional material on each blog entry as it comes out, AND a free e-book!

Know The Power Of Your Vedic Moon

Goddess-Moon-Nakshatra-Vedic-AstrlogyIf you have even a passing familiarity with the role of The Moon in Western Astrology, you know it reflects your emotional nature. It is the yin to the sun’s yang.

But in Vedic Astrology…

 

-it determines what periods of opportunity and challenge will unfold in your life, when they will happen, and the specific features of how an entire 10-year period of your life will unfold.
-it defines the emotional circumstances you were born into, and the tone that was set for you for your entire life as a result.
-it is the key to understanding how your mind works
-it has an effect on every other planet in your birth chart

 

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You all know about the twelve Signs of the Zodiac… but the Moon further divides that up into 28 Lunar Mansions (“Nakshatras“)… which give everything in your chart a whole new level of meaning!

I’d like you all to join me for a month-long Facebook-based course on THE VEDIC MOON, which I believe is the single greatest strength of Vedic Astrology

IF YOU ARE A NOVICE: You’ll gain a greater understanding of yourself, your motivations, your strengths and weaknesses, and what periods of your life will naturally produce the most blessings and the most challenges.

IF YOU ARE AN INTERMEDIATE STUDENT: You’ll start out on the path to developing a much greater grasp of what Astrology can really do.

IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL WESTERN ASTROLOGER: You’ll be amazed at the insights and power of The Vedic moon, and even if you go no further with your studies, you’ll have a powerful new tool to integrate into your practice.

IF YOU’RE ANYONE: You’ll get learning PLUS customized material about your own birth Chart, in a friendly, go-at-your-own-pace environment… and all for ONE LOW PRICE… $90.00 — less than the cost of a reading!

CLASS STARTS MARCH 25

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE SAMPLE ON FACEBOOK, or click HERE to sign up now!

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If you’ve got questions about your life, I’ve got answers. Write me for details!

CLICK HERE to join the Oh My Stars Facebook Fan Page, and get exclusive content, a discount on a reading,additional material on each blog entry as it comes out, AND a free e-book!

Vedic Astrologer 1, Professional Skeptic Michael Shermer 0

earth-sofa-ganesha-medium_230e083aad15eeed1d7321d4a00002c2Can astrology make real, observable, verifiable observations and predictions about a person, based only on knowledge of the birth chart? Skeptics wouldn’t like to think so… and who can blame them? Believing that the planets have an actual effect on your life sounds a little nutty. Or hey… maybe it’s just another branch of psychology, and talking about your “personality” could be fun… or even useful… even if by accident.

But: real observations?

Oh yes. Read on…

Do yourself a favor: take the ten minutes to watch this, a clip from a show made by professional skeptic Michael Shermer in 1999/2000… who I’ll be talking about in my upcoming March Editorial on Beliefnet… on the skeptic’s own show, Vedic Astrologer Jeffrey Armstrong scores 92% accuracy… and it bears repeating: against the standards and conditions set by the skeptic in question.

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Now please be advised: there was no tricky editing going on here on someone’s part to make it look like Jeffrey Armstrong passed the test…. he actually passed the test. You don’t exactly see Michael Shermer going around talking his head off about it, but I’ve done some research and not only is this video legitimate as presented… Michael Shermer’s biggest complaint about it is that he didn’t have time to rig the results against Armstrong.

Yes, really. My upcoming editorial will have Shermer in his own word on the matter. Betcha can’t wait for that March Editorial to come out… and I can’t wait for you to read it.

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In the meantime: wouldn’t you like to know more about how Vedic Astrology works? Want to learn the mysteries of Vedic Astrology is an easy, fun way for one low price? Join VEDIC ASTROLOGY WITHOUT TEARS now for a free preview! Class starts March 26th, and when you join you’ll get all the learning you want in one open-ended, no-time-limit setting. Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule! Plus: details on your own birth chart! It’s like a reading AND a course for one price.

If you’re an astrological novice, it will show you how to make real, solid observations about a person’s birth chart beyond merely “personality” stuff. If you’re a professional Western astrologer, the material on the Vedic Moon ALONE will greatly enhance your reading and your understanding. And if you’re ANYONE… it will be a good time with friends in a friendly environment.

If you’ve got questions about your life, I’ve got answers. Write me for details!

CLICK HERE to join the Oh My Stars Facebook Fan Page, and get exclusive content, a discount on a reading,additional material on each blog entry as it comes out, AND a free e-book!

Full Moon In Virgo Making You Crazy? Here’s What To Do!

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Bothered by the state of your love life, your career, your relationships, what you’re doing with your life? Things getting you down? Investments not performing? Lost?

Book a reading with me — TODAY ONLY– and you get it for HALF PRICE!

If you’ve got questions about your life, I’ve got answers. Write me for details!

(More information HERE on why this Full Moon is making you go ape.)

CLICK HERE to join the Oh My Stars Facebook Fan Page, and get exclusive content, a discount on a reading,additional material on each blog entry as it comes out, AND a free e-book!

Want to learn the mysteries of Vedic Astrology is an easy, fun way for one low price? Join VEDIC ASTROLOGY WITHOUT TEARS now for a free preview!

Full Moon In Virgo: This Message Is For You

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Stop. Listen. The Universe has a message for you, right now. The Full Moon in Virgo culminates tomorrow at 1:08 PM Eastern/10:08 AM Pacific, but the transmission has already begun.

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What’s coming loose in your life? What’s under pressure? What dreams are struggling to be born, and what nightmares are you trying to ignore? Is there something difficult you need to embrace? Is there a hope you’re afraid to reach for? Is there a reality you can’t keep stuffing in the closet for much longer? What does this strange signal mean?

That sound you hear in the back of your head is the opening shot of The Cardinal Grand Cross, which peaks in April… but the seeds of the Oncoming Storm have already been planted. It’s up to you what you’ll harvest from it. The tensions being caused by this Full Moon are trying to point you in the right direction, to spur you to action, to help you understand what needs to be done.

Listen. Listen now, today and tomorrow. What is The Universe whispering? Listen.

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Special discount on readings if you contact me today or tomorrow. I’ve you’ve got questions about your life, I’ve got answers. Write me for details!

CLICK HERE to join the Oh My Stars Facebook Fan Page, and get exclusive content, a discount on a reading,additional material on each blog entry as it comes out, AND a free e-book!

Want to learn the mysteries of Vedic Astrology is an easy, fun way for one low price? Join VEDIC ASTROLOGY WITHOUT TEARS now for a free preview!

Vedic Astrology Without Tears: Aspects Are Easy!

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What you see above are all of the aspects used by Western Astrology for Justin Bieber’s birth chart — well, almost, not counting parallels of declination and antiscia. It’s a hugely confusing mess, and I do this for a living.  I can’t blame anyone for being a little intimidated by it at first.

I’m going to be teaching VEDIC ASTROLOGY WITHOUT TEARS on Facebook (free until the end of the month!), and for one low price you’ll be able to learn the power of Vedic Astrology in a relatively simple way. Here’s an example: Vedic Aspects.

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With Vedic astrology, there’s no need to worry about the difference between trines and squares and sextiles and quintiles and such, and which ones are “good” and which ones are “bad.”

Here’s Justin Bieber’s South Indian chart. In this kind of chart, Pisces is always in the top left hand corner, and the Signs go around clockwise.

b1Signs and Houses are basically the same thing. In the Vedic system, Justin Bieber’s Ascendant is at 5 degrees Scorpio, so the entire Sign of Scorpio is his First House. The entire Sign of Sagittarius is his Second House, all of Capricorn is his Third House, and so on. Starting with the Ascendant in Scorpio, which is in the vicinity of the bottom left, we count around clockwise. So, that’s Mercury in his Third House.

A planet aspects the House that it is in and any planets there, and it aspects the opposite House, and any planets there. Easy! Here’s how it works with Bieber’s Mercury.

bmercSo, we find the Ascendant in the bottom-left area — Scorpio. We count around clockwise to Mercury and see it is in the Third House, which in his case is Capricorn. So we say that his Mercury aspects his Third House and the opposite House — The Ninth.

Now, let’s move on to the next House — the Fourth, which looks pretty packed.

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The Fourth House, as you may know, rules the mother. Gosh I wonder if Justin’s Mom has been an influence? Anyway, there in the Fourth are Sun, Venus, Mars, and Saturn. Since a planet aspects the House it is in, the opposite House, and any planets in those Houses, Justin has a Sun, Venus, Mars, Saturn conjunction. Yes, even though his Mars and Venus are 26 degrees apart, it’s still a conjunction.

Now, let’s look at his Moon and Jupiter.

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Since we start at the Ascendant and count around clockwise, his Moon and Jupiter are in his Twelfth House. And even though they are 20 degrees apart, they are conjunct. So, he has a Moon-Jupiter conjunction in the 12th House that aspects the Twelfth House and the Sixth House.

And hey, what about his Nodes, in the First and Seventh Houses? In Vedic astrology, the Nodes are said to “cast no rays,” meaning they don’t aspect anything other than the House the are in. Easy!

Now if that’s all you learned, you’ve already got a good handle on how aspects work in Vedic astrology. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn also have special partial-strength aspects of their own that they cast above and beyond the ones mentioned above. Mars casts a 3/4 strength aspect 4 Signs and 8 Signs from its natal placement:

bmars aspects…so Mars also casts a 3/4s aspect on his Seventh House and his South Node. Gosh, I wonder if there’s any relationship karma this guy’s gonna have to deal with?

Jupiter casts a 1/2 aspect on the Houses that are 5 and 9 Signs/Houses from its natal placement:

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Now we see how Jupiter takes on extra significance in The Beeb’s chart. With it aspecting all that stuff in the Fourth, luck must be a big factor in his life somehow.

Finally, Saturn casts a 1/4 strength aspect 4 Houses/Signs and 10 Houses/Signs from its natal placement.

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Okay, there you have it — aspects! See how relatively painless that was?

If you want to learn Vedic Astrology the easiest way possible, for one low price, in a fun and friendly environment, drop by VEDIC ASTROLOGY WITHOUT TEARS on Facebook… it’s free until the end of this month!

Contact me today for details!

Fight Back Against Valentine’s Day With The Astrology Love Life Repair Workshop!

bittersweets-2Even at the best of times, things never seem to work out exactly as you’d planned or hoped for, especially when there are other humans involved. Much of what an astrologer deals with is Love in one form or another… Where is it? Where did it go? Can it be fixed?

  • Do you want to understand your own personal strengths when it comes to finding and keeping the love you want?
  • Do you want to know how to maximize your Love Strengths?
  • Do you what to know how to pick the optimal timing for a first date, intimate rendezvous, or how to know when is best to let Love find you?

Starting February 14th I’ll be presenting THE ASTROLOGY OF LOVE AND COMPATIBILITY: A LOVE LIFE REPAIR WORKSHOP.

If you’re a beginner at astrology or an intermediate student (or heck, even a pro, because who’s subjective about their own love life anyway?), you’ll get all the answers you’re looking for about your love life that you’d get from a regular reading, PLUS a learning experience that will help you carry on understanding your heart (and those of others) for years to come!

You’ll get all of this in a fun, friendly, supportive and sociable Facebook-based environment: drop in whenever you like, ask as many questions as you want, and learn from both your experiences and the experiences of others! And all for LESS than the cost of a regular reading!

BONUS: Sign up TODAY and not only will you get an e-copy of my book “Conquer The Universe With Astrology,” but a free three-month personalized Kepler astrological forecast!

A Reading, A Learning Experience, A Book and a Gathering… all for only $95.00 US!

PLUS: Sign up NOW and you’ll get a FREE e-copy of my book, “Conquer The Universe With Astrology: Love And Seduction By Starlight”!

If you’ve got issues with the people you love… mates, friends, children, past present or future… or haven’t found what you’re looking for yet, or want to make what you have better, or just want to get a love life in the first place… this is for YOU!

There’s limited admission, so contact me today for details, or CLICK HERE to sign up!

Buy Your Ticket To The Future You Want!

3602534236_afb1c00695_oAn old joke:

Every day of his adult life, Fred has prayed to win the lottery. Day and night, on bended knee, he attends churches and temples and mosques and sacred groves and in a hundred different ways he implores the Divine: “Please, oh Lord, oh Maker of All Things, oh Most Holy One… please please please, I only ask one tiny little thing of you: let me win the lottery!”

Finally one day, when Fred is old and tired and has neglected things like getting a job and having relationships and building a life for himself, the clouds part and miraculously The One True God appears to him.

FRED,” the booming voice of The Divine says, “MEET ME HALF WAY. BUY A TICKET!

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Using astrology to look at the future can be like that joke. You can see upcoming transits that indicate difficulties and opportunities, but the truth is that too often we get a bit lazy with the potential prizes and worry too much about the rough spots. It’s absolutely true that Bad news gets more headlines than Good news, but that isn’t because there’s more Bad News than Good News… that’s just Human Nature.

Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com and I would like to help you turn that around this year.

2014: IT’S YOUR YEAR will feature both individual work just for you PLUS an inside look at how astrologers use transits to predict the future.

What’s coming up in The New Year?

-Three Mercury Retrogrades… each one closely aspects Neptune. How will it affect you, your business, and how you communicate with friends and loved ones? Know what to expect, and when to avoid the worst!

-Eclipses and New Moons… points of drama and chances to regroup.

-Mars in Libra for a prolonged transit. How will The God Of War in the Sign Of Relationships affect your human relations?

-The Uranus-Pluto square: exact dates and how it will affect you.

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-A year’s worth of personalized transit forecasts via Kepler software, and individual chart talk with Matthew and Aliza!

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-Tarot from Aliza!

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-Your 2014 year from the Vedic perspective… what does Karma hold in store for you?

It’s a reading, it’s learning in a friendly Facebook-based environment… it’s a year’s worth of wisdom and guidance. It’s all that and more for one low price!

We’ll custom-tailor your experience to your needs, your level of familiarity with astrology, and what you really want for yourself in 2014!

RESERVE YOUR PLACE TODAY $125.00 gets you everything

Course starts January 14th, but book now and get your Yearly Kepler Forecast in advance!

Write today for details on the course or on my current Special for private readings, or CLICK HERE to book NOW! Openings are limited!

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Exclusive content, a free e-book, and more fun than a barrel full of astrologers! Join the OH MY STARS page on Facebook! CLICK HERE…

Learn Your Future, Learn Astrology, Change Your Life!

Saturn_during_EquinoxWe’ve entered that time when everyone wants to know what’s coming up in the next year, and Aliza of Moonplutoastrology.com and I have a way for you to know in advance… and more!

2014: IT’S YOUR YEAR will feature both individual work just for you PLUS an inside look at how astrologers use transits to predict the future.

What’s coming up in The New Year?

-Three Mercury Retrogrades… each one closely aspects Neptune. How will it affect you, your business, and how you communicate with friends and loved ones? Know what to expect, and when to avoid the worst!

-Eclipses and New Moons… points of drama and chances to regroup.

-Mars in Libra for a prolonged transit. How will The God Of War in the Sign Of Relationships affect your human relations?

-The Uranus-Pluto square: exact dates and how it will affect you.

PLUS

-A year’s worth of personalized transit forecasts via Kepler software, and individual chart talk with Matthew and Aliza!

PLUS

-Tarot from Aliza!

PLUS

-Your 2014 year from the Vedic perspective… what does Karma hold in store for you?

It’s a reading, it’s learning in a friendly Facebook-based environment… it’s a year’s worth of wisdom and guidance. It’s all that and more for one low price!

RESERVE YOUR PLACE TODAY $125.00 gets you everything

Course starts January 14th, but book now and get your Yearly Kepler Forecast in advance!

Write today for details on the course or on my current Special for private readings, or CLICK HERE to book NOW! Openings are limited!