Tag Archives: Chiron return

RIP James Gandolfini

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A birth certificate has just emerged for Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker, and I will be posting about that shortly.  photo credit: NY Times.  James Gandolfini died yesterday at the age of 51.  As an astrologer I am always drawn to the ages of people who are in the news:  51 (Chiron return), 29 (Saturn return), 41 (Uranus opposition), 62 (Uranus square).  The death of James Gandolfini at the age of 51 during his Chiron return is especially critical because Pluto opposed Chiron in his chart. Chiron is the planet […]

The power of 1962


This image is an actual gift basket that can be purchased here. Everywhere I look these days I am reminded of 1962. This year marks the 50th anniversary of 1962, so it is an important anniversary and coincides with the Chiron Return. First I wrote a blog post about Demi Moore, born in 1962. A commenter wrote that actress Janine Turner was also born in 1962, and I followed up with a comment of other major stars born in 1962: Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Ralph Fiennes, Steve Carell, Ally Sheedy, Emilio […]

An astrologer looks at 50

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Art borrowed from the New Moon Journal. It’s good to see Huffington Post carrying some serious astrology articles like this one (not that our friend Michael Lutin, HuffPo’s usual astrological source, isn’t serious although he is quite entertaining). Astrologer Virginia Bell has a good article on the Chiron Return as the turning point at age 50 (technically the Chiron Return occurs at age 51, but let’s not quibble).  I particularly love this paragraph: At our Chiron Return we have the power to change our story and it is not unusual for […]

More on rage as Mars turns direct


We have been seeing an unbelievable number of high speed car chases and road rage incidents in our local paper, as I wrote earlier, and it seems as though every day there’s another shooting from someone angry at something.  A search of Google news reveals that it’s not just in our area that people are chasing and shooting each other, and now an Ohio State University worker has killed a colleague and himself over a poor work evaluation.  The gunman was 51, the age at which Chiron returns to its […]

Morrisey Hospitalized After Collapsing on Stage

Singer-songwriter Morrissey collapsed on stage last night and was rushed to the hospital with an unidentified respiratory ailment. Morrissey (May 22, 1959, time unknown, Lancashire England) is a complicated personality astrologically, with a lighthearted Gemini Sun squared by Pluto, the god of death.  He has said that he began taking prescription drugs as a teenager to combat the depression that often accompanies this kind of planetary combination, and he is known in the British press as the Pope of Mope. He is also well-known for his ambivalent sexuality. Pluto is […]

Midlife is hard? Of course!

Image by Ellen Rixford In the news today: Not only is the mid-life crisis a bona-fide affliction but 40-somethings from Canada to Uzbekistan grapple with it every day, a groundbreaking new study has found. Researchers examined the life satisfaction of two million people in 72 countries through several decades of survey results and found that happiness universally dips when people hit mid-life. “The 40s, roughly speaking, are the low decade,” says co-author Andrew Oswald, an economics professor at the University of Warwick in Britain. “If you’re finding your 40s tough, […]

Chiron and Cindy Sheehan

Jill at Brilliant at Breakfast has a brilliant post today on the need for Cindy Sheehan to get some grief counseling. I think it’s safe to say that there are few on the left who don’t respect the work that Cindy Sheehan has done in gaining recognition for the debacle that is the Iraq War, but as Jill so brilliantly puts it: When Sheehan announced in May that she was tired of being the right’s favorite punching bag and going home, I cheered her decision. Because the point of her […]

Tony Snow and the Chiron Return

I confess I have always had a soft spot for Tony Snow, who always seems to maintain his good humor and gentle charm – even when under attack by a liberal majority on the Bill Maher show. The fact that he called the President “an embarrassment” doesn’t hurt my opinion either. So I was very interested to see how he would adjust to the role of presidential spokesliar (tm Stephanie Miller, also known as the White House press secretary). Yesterday in his first official press briefing, tears fell as he […]