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The Astrology Of 2012

It’s the big scary year you were warned about… are you ready? Probably not. None of us ever really are. But here’s what to expect from the next twelve months of your future!

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Astrology, Bad Transits, And Avoiding The One-Eyed Pomeranian Of Fate

Astrology works. Objectivity though? That’s the hard part.

I don’t look at my own personal transits every day. As a matter of fact, I do it about as often as I get around to shaving… which, being a self-employed work-at-home type with naturally slovenly tendencies, isn’t as often as it should be. But it does happen, and when it does I freely admit to suffering the same flaw that any other astrologer will admit to (if they are human and honest about it): it’s pretty damned hard to be objective about yourself.

Or, as I used to tell my students on the subject: “Even the world’s best surgeon probably shouldn’t try to take out his or her own appendix.”

Nonetheless, this Christmas Eve I sat down to check out my own transits before commencing with my day. I admit I was troubled to see as many difficult aspects happening that day as I did.

My original plan had been to attend the Christmas Eve fund-raising event run by Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. They do good work, and besides… a $1.00 Senior Dog Kissing Booth? Holy cow, does it really ever get better than that?

A typical Muttvile Dog description: “Bumper is a 12 year old corgi mix, possibly with some Shepard or Jack Russell terrier. He was rescued from a high kill shelter by Muttville and has nothing but love for other dogs and people. Despite being completely blind and partially deaf, this little guy gets around very well.”

C’mon. Seriously. If that doesn’t have you ready to scream with some combination of small-child glee and full-to-bursting Buddha compassion, check yourself for a pulse.

So before heading out, I had a look at the astrology of the day. And my thought processes were a little like this:

“Hmmm. Uranus is square my Jupiter, but that’s been going on for a long time, so let’s not worry about that just this second. The North Node is conjunct my Sun, but… yeah, well, that has a whole bunch of karmic implications that are kind of hard to nail down practically. And this morning’s New Moon was conjunct my Mercury-Venus midpoint, which is, umm… kinda karmic too, so God knows what that could mean. But: Transiting Mars is conjunct my natal Uranus-Pluto conjunction, and square my Sun, so…. hmmm… violently unexpected Ego upsets? A sense of either being denied my destiny, or finding it and getting screwed by it? Maybe.”

Naturally, I put that together with my plans and figured that perhaps I’d go there, see a dog I wanted but could never keep in my place, and I’d be devastated. Or maybe I just wouldn’t care but couldn’t afford the fee, and I’d get caught smuggling some three-legged terrier out under my jacket, or something like that. So I decided to avoid the whole matter entirely, and I changed my plans and went and did something a lot more emotionally safe.

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This is why at 1:28 PM on Christmas Eve, while I was walking to the grocery store, my right foot was run over as I crossed the street, breaking four metatarsal bones like they were kindling. And of course, in hindsight, that incident fit the astrological symbolism of the time far better than any imaginary screaming fit over a dog.

Astrology doesn’t lie… but if we let our expectations do all the talking, we’ll never accurately hear what Astrology is actually saying to us.


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The Astrology Of Charlie Sheen, Part II: More Tiger Blood And Adonis DNA

On Tuesday, we discussed the fascinating and weird world of Charlie Sheen and his birth chart, from goddesses to career to drugs. Today on “Conquer The Universe With Astrology” at 1 PM Eastern (10 AM Pacific), I’ll be going even further into Charlie’s chart (if you missed part one, the archive and the chart are both HERE). Plus, as usual… I’ll be taking calls and answering your questions at (323) 443-7252! It’ll be revealing, educational, and chock full of Adonis DNA… with more on “the goddesses” and the astrological transits that push a person over the edge from “jerk” to “guy who shoots his girlfriend while high.”

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Let’s Learn Astrology With Charlie Sheen!

Today on “Conquer The Universe With Astrology”: I’ll not only be answering your questions (as usual) when you call (323) 443-7252… but I’ll also look at the chart of the best-known celebrity train wreck du jour… Charlie Sheen. If you know a little about astrology and have always wondered “what the heck does he mean by ‘transits” anyway?” this will be your chance to play along at home. I’ll be describing major life events from Charlie’s career, the times he’s gone off the rails, and not only telling you astrologically why these things happened… but showing you as well. It’s astrology, it’s educational, it’s scandalous!

4 PM Eastern (1 PM Pacific)

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Boiling Your Own Eyeballs: The Aries-Libra-Capricorn T-Square

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Whatever the specific details are, your life is being subjected to the powerful ongoing T-square happening in the sky right now. Saturn squares Pluto, which in turn squares Jupiter and Uranus. It’s been a long time since the Zodiac provided that kind of tension… and this weekend, the Moon and (more dramatically) Mars are joining in the fiasco. No matter what the specifics of the challenges you’re currently facing, here’s a metaphor that will hopefully help:
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No one knows for sure what would happen if you jumped out of a spaceship without a helmet into deep space. No one has been stupid (or homicidal) enough to try. Everyone agrees it would be fatal though, whether in 15 seconds or a minute and a half, or something in between. Your head won’t explode, like some movies have shown. But your eardrums will rupture. The tiny blood vessels in your face will burst, making you look like an organic jigsaw puzzle. The fluid in your eyeballs will likely begin to boil in a few seconds.. And of course there’s no air, so if you don’t instantly freeze solid and/or get char-broiled (depending on your distance from the Sun) the excruciating pain will soon be followed by death.
Why would anyone do that to themselves?
Imagine for a moment that your safe, well-ordered life is suddenly and dramatically revealed to you to be the thing that is trying to destroy you. And when I say “suddenly and dramatically,” I mean “you’ve willingly strapped yourself to a ticking time bomb for the entire journey, and are only now realizing it.”
Imagine that the Supreme Intelligence running your universe appears to be out to get you. And you beg It/Him/Her to save you. And the answer you receive is…
“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”
And when you get right down to it… it’s jump, or die. And you didn’t bring your helmet. And this time, there won’t be Angels waiting to catch you. All Angels can do, after all, is try to show you what’s right and then hope you’ll play along. But with luck, and skill, and (above all) bravery… you’ll know what to do. And you’ll do it. And maybe…
…you’ll make it.
It’s either that, or carry on with the situation as it stands, knowing that it will be a much slower and more familiar death.
Remain calm. Assess your options and resources without fear. And then…
…jump.

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Astro-Singalong: Lingering Doubts As Saturn in Virgo Quincunxes Neptune In Aquarius

Father look in my eyes
See me as I really am
You made me
Now take me…


Tell me how it feels now
Behold you flesh has come of age
Forsake me, you break me…
Father!




Strong as I am
There’s something about this thing that scares me
Strong as I Am
There’s something about this thing that dares me
Strong as I Am
There’s something about this thing that haunts me
Strong as I Am
There’s something about this thing that taunts me


Mother let me heal you
Your pain has lasted far too long
Release it…it kills you
See me as I feel you
The love you would not share grows tired of waiting


Strong as I am
There’s something about this thing that scares me
Strong as I Am
There’s something about this thing that dares me
Strong as I Am
There’s something about this thing that haunts me
Strong as I Am
There’s something about this thing that taunts me


Will I leave them? I say no.
They ask me, “Will you leave us?”…I say…no.

-“Strong As I Am,” The Prime Movers

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Putting Transits Together: LeVar Burton’s Car Crash

(LeVar Burton: born February 16, 1957, time unknown, Landstuhl, Germany)
-Transiting Jupiter and Neptune are conjunct your natal Sun, and transiting Mercury is quincunx your Sun.
“This is a time when you feel a little dreamy and expansive. Your mood and self-awareness will both be affected by this transit. However, make sure that you are paying attention to detail: your otherwise cheerful mood may affect your concentration.”
-Transiting Mars is trine your natal Mercury, but quincunx your natal Neptune. Transiting Mars is also in trine to your natal Jupiter.
“Today you will feel bold and impulsive. However, be cautious: your thought processes and urges to daydream may distract you from mundane details. Overall, your mood will likely be positive, and rather than question it, you’re more likely to go with that mood.”
Translation: Hey, LeVar Burton! Careful with that left-hand turn…!

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Could An Astrologer Have Warned Liam Neeson?

Unfortunately, probably not. But that’s probably because of a lack of data rather than any inherent limitation to astrology.

In my previous article on the death of Natasha Richardson, I only really scraped the surface of the various astrological warning signs that an attentive astrologer might have seen. There were, in fact, more… and the comments on that entry pointed out more techniques yet that indicated the possibility of physical hazard.

One lesson I learned from practicing the techniques outlined in The Astrology Of Death is that if you are going to die, and you are of great importance to someone… your death is going to register as an important event in their birth chart. Unfortunately, we don’t have a time of birth for Natasha’s husband, Liam Neeson. And without it, his transits at the time of his wife’s tragic accident are surprisingly… bland.

Liam Neeson was born June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Without a time of birth, his transits are hard to read. Of course, the ongoing Saturn-Uranus opposition has been squaring Liam’s natal Sun-Mercury-Venus conjunction off and on for over a year now, which undoubtedly has made trouble for him in one department of his life or another. But in all my tabloid gossip reading (a professional hazard for astrology bloggers) I don’t recall ever hearing of any marital trouble with Liam and Natasha Richardson. Certainly, given the connection between Venus and one’s love life, it would be a natural area of inquiry for any astrologer doing a reading for Mr. Neeson.

What this all raises with me is not so much an astrological observation, but two philosophical questions:

1) Have you ever noticed how many times, when someone loses a loved one suddenly, the story goes like this:

“We had been arguing, and he/she (ran out, had to go, got a call on the other line)… and the next thing I knew, the police were at me door telling my he/she was gone…” ?

2) Is there someone you should be talking to today?

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