The Jupiter Uranus trine

“Possibilities 2″ by Lucy Arnold(As always, please refrain from scatalogical remarks about Uranus, which is properly pronounced “YOUR-ah-nus” )Astrologically, Jupiter has always been known as the “greater benefic.” It brings good fortune, it expands our field of possibilities and gives us a sense that life has meaning and therefore rules philosophy and religion. Jupiter makes us feel good, it gives us hope and optimism. However, Jupiter is one of the “inner” or “personal” planets, and is therefore earthbound. Although Jupiter rules religion, it does not offer the opportunity to connect […]

The Truthiness Hurts

I will make a flimsy attempt to link this post to astrology by saying this event sums up the current transit of Saturn to George Bush’s ascendant/descendant axis by putting further stress on his public persona (ascendant). Editor and Publisher describes the performance by Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in this article. One Good Move has links to various video sites. It’s definitely worth watching, this is Colbert at his best. He noted former Ambassador Joseph Wilson in the crowd, just three tables away from Karl Rove, […]

May Day and the Immigration Rallies

On Monday, May 1, millions of legal and illegal immigrants and their supporters are expected to walk out of their jobs and hit the streets to declare their value to the American economy. It is an interesting choice of dates, since May Day has a long history of significance, going all the way back to pre-Christian Europe where it was celebrated as Beltane. In ancient Celtic times, the wheel of the year was honored as the turning of the seasons. In the northern hemispheres, the winter solstice was the shortest […]

New Moon on Thursday

The Old Moon in the New Moon’s Arms Credit & Copyright: Laurent Laveder Thursday’s New Moon falls in Taurus on the afternoon of April 27. Taurus is a fixed earth sign, and represents all the sensual pleasures that life on earth has to offer: good food, comfortable clothing, soft touch. New Moons represent beginnings, and this New Moon squares the Saturn/Chiron opposition which is applying (coming together) until it is exact again for the second time in June. The Saturn/Chiron opposition puts pressure (Saturn) on us to face areas of […]

Science Debunks Sun Sign Astrology

I, for one, am glad to see this headline. Ever since newspapers began printing “horoscopes” to sell more papers, real astrologers have been complaining about it. Clarke Fountain says sun sign “horoscopes” are like “trying to funnel the ocean into a ketchup bottle.” There are some good astrologers out there writing these columns, and there’s no doubt that sun sign columns bring increased exposure, but they are just not accurate. A “horoscope” is so much more than a sun sign, it is no less than an actual map of the […]

Pluto in Sagittarius and Xenophobia

This is part of a larger article that I’m working on about Pluto’s journey through Sagittarius and the global (Sag) transformation (Pluto) that has taken place since 1995 when Pluto entered Sagittarius. Pluto brings upheaval and crisis, and in Sagittarius it has deeply affected areas ruled by Sagittarius such as travel by air, foreign cultures, and religious ideology. During the early years of Pluto in Sagittarius, we saw the more harmonious aspects of this cycle: the spread and easy availability of “world music” from all over the globe; international trade […]

Thanks Elsa!

The Elsa Elsa Advice Blog had some nice things to say about my profile of Jeff Skilling this past weekend. She offers more than advice, and comments on a wide range of subjects. If you’re interested in astrology advice you might want to visit my advice column at the Innerchange Magazine website. You can take a look at what astrology can tell you, and ask a free question.

Spike Lee on the Cusp

Spring, by Cindie Watkinson Jeffrey Kishner (of the famed Astrology at the Movies blog) always adds a fascinating astrological layer to the business of films. This week he takes on the question that is the bane of astrologers who lack an accurate birth time: What is the real Sun sign of Spike Lee, whose birthday straddles Pisces and Aries? I’ll be attempting a technology free weekend, so until Monday you can feed your astrology fixation at Jeffrey’s place. If that’s not enough, check out Dermod Moore’s new link center collecting […]

Friday Poetry Blogging

Photo from NASA via Corbis I saw the Omnipotent’s flaming pioneers Over the heavenly verge which turns towards life Come crowding down the amber stairs of birth; Forerunners of a divine multitude, Out of the paths of the morning star they came Into the little room of mortal life. I saw them cross the twilight of an age, The sun-eyed children of a marvellous dawn, The great creators with wide brows of calm, The massive barrier-breakers of the world And wrestlers with destiny in her lists of will, The labourers […]

Happy Birthday Taurus!

Art by Cameron Anne Mason The Sun has moved into Taurus, the sign of the Bull, of earthly delights and pleasures. Taurus is an earth sign and ruled by Venus, the goddess of love. Under the rulership of Venus, Taurus seeks peace, harmony, aesthetic pleasures and serenity. However, Taurus is deeply rooted in the physical body in a way that Venus cannot explain, and for this reason I assign a dual rulership of Taurus to Earth, or Gaia. In Greek mythology, Gaia was named for the land (“ga”). Born from […]