Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Revolutionary Tendencies

Well, it's excellent timing from my calculations.

Uranus, the astrological planet symbolizing revolution, just turned direct in Aries and enters a square aspect with U.S. Pluto in Capricorn at 27° by June of 2017. That's not far off. A strong challenge to the present government is approaching an extended climax.

On an interesting bend in reality, an unusual creature appeared in politics and took the lead. He upended the established order and will be president of the United States, January 20th. Job complete. Well done, against the odds.

America chose to take this tangential route, logically most likely. 
With Sun, Uranus, and the lunar north node tightly conjunct in the 10th house of public life, this president is an apt emissary for the odd planet, which spins on a different axis from the rest of them. It does stay in orbit, however.

Uranus influences the collective, but sole sovereignty remains intact with Aries. Fitting into the prescribed social construct is actually optional. As for the relationship between the self and the rest of humanity, one can get to it.

What does a united one world mean? It could be an individual universe. It could be The Universe. Who wants it? Let it keep its own self together, Aries might think. 

Or considering government .... should it control this universe and that universe? By all means, says Pluto in Capricorn.

Uranus is a futuristic phenomenon. It breaks apart defining lines so earthlings can move into further dimensions and explore. Aries pushes out hard, adding to the barrier bust, pursuing freedom from constraints.

So America, with great nerve and in defiance of convention, is placing an executive anomaly into the presidency to shake up, dare I say disrupt, the normal proceedings in Washington, D.C. 
Pluto in Capricorn is getting a poke. A jolt, if you will.

Friday, January 13, 2017

President Muckraker

Although the incoming president of the U.S. has a Leo ascendant at 29°, marking his persona, almost all of the first house is in Virgo. When blended compositely with his strategic adviser's chart, they have five planets in Virgo.

In a cosmic match-up, the North Node of the Moon is just finishing its year and a half transit of Virgo.

The less than pristine nature of American broadcast and print journalism is very much on display at the moment. Virgo is famously opposed to filth.

Cleanup on aisle 1776!!

Saturday, January 07, 2017


"The study of vibrations and electrical force fields has revealed the permeability of a world previously assumed to be solidly material."

So says the Divine Astrologer regarding Aquarius, and its planet Uranus. 
That threw a curve into people's thinking.

It does get mixed up. Even if the invisible can't be seen people know it's there. Uranus draws attention to alternate worlds, and these days scientists are on it. They're measuring, counting, extracting, deconstructing, analyzing, identifying, and even naming names. They figured it out, while admitting they're not yet exactly sure of the number.

If you place several objects in front of babies, they'll organize them into sequences understood only by them. They're not schooled yet to put things in order the way people think they should.

The artist does a similar thing, although some follow a more traditional juxtaposition than others.

People are taught that this harmonizes with that, and that belongs with this, and deviations from the rules cause distress. I think it's reversed for artists. Maybe that's why they're so fond of mind altering concoctions that so deliciously blow the confines of their brains.

This is the world of Uranus, the entity responsible for invention and genius.

It can start out as a mistake that leads to intrigue and an urge to follow the strange path opened up. It can lead to anything. But it usually comes back to something.

As to the distress, one can easily hear it in discordant music. It's interesting. When departing from traditional melodies, harmonies, rhythms, etc., emotions get confused. I think that sends the observer further into the intellect.

Uranians can be distant, not especially warm, fuzzy, sentimental, and sweetly affectionate. The colder world of intellect is often preferable. A newcomer can turn on a heater.

But out of this invisible realm comes the unusual, the unanticipated, the whimsical, the wild, the inappropriate, the unique, and the brilliant.

And so invention is born. Whether this advances humankind or not could be a matter of opinion. I'll let the scientists figure it out.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

D. Tweeter Trump

Donald Tweeter Trump, Tweeter as he's commonly known, was born into a large hillbilly family in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They didn't have a TV.

He got his name because of his remarkable ability imitating bird calls. He could do them all. Nightingales, chickadees, wrens, robins, finches, you name it. He could even do a blue jay.

The family did fairly well, but as time went on they migrated north to New York, much like Jethro and the Beverly Hillbillies did on the opposite coast.
They settled first in the Borscht Belt and eventually moved to New York City.

Tweeter acquired millions and millions of friends on account of his gaiety and all around good disposition. Even prominent figures around the world are now tuning in and listening to his bird calls.

People back home in the hills often said that young Tweeter was headed for great things due to his impressive talent. They were right.

The family is mighty proud.

Monday, December 26, 2016

The Emotional States of America

Cancer, astrologically speaking, is the primordial mother, with her coos, kisses, and hugs. She protects and nourishes her young, which is everybody. She soothes all hurts as they come. She fills the intimate world with comfort, perpetually responsive to feelings. Feelings, of course, cross the full spectrum.

The United States is a Cancer by birth. Mother country is literal in this case.
She also has Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter in the sign, and Jupiter especially exaggerates the Cancer traits.

These days it makes sense to take into account the dense influence of Pluto in Capricorn slowly moving in opposition to Cancer.

Cancer, at the bottom of the astrological wheel, depicts home, refuge, and the mother, while Capricorn, at the top, is the symbol of father and success in the outer world. The current transit completes the parental axis.

In Cancer, emotions are supreme, but in Capricorn one learns that personal feelings are secondary when stepping up the ladder on the way to vocational fulfillment. Childish dependencies are excluded. Pluto in Capricorn transiting opposite Cancer now reveals an enhanced phase of maturity and worldly achievement. Things can be done.

Strict Saturn, Capricorn's ruler, forms a potentially useful square aspect to the Cancer placements in America's wheel. The family is able to manage itself, theoretically. 
The firm influence of the sober architectural planet comes in handy when it's time to draw and actualize plans and choose jobs, yet the value of expressing emotions within reason is usually appreciated.

In the land, crying is common, whining ever-present, fear misplaced, screaming acceptable, laughter spontaneous, and it's largely non-political, if even interpersonal. Emotions are hard to conceptualize. Their source is vague. A current event can trigger an ancient memory since linear time gets obscured in the instinctive realm of feelings. They come from anywhere looking for a logical sequence and looking for form, not always finding these things.

But by a stroke of happenstance, the country has that aforementioned Mercury in Cancer, which can study and comprehend emotion, with, believe it or not, objectivity.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas in Capricorn

Capricorn is the astrological sign representing preservation, conservation, and tradition. The United States has toyed with straying from her Christian roots over the years, but the experience runs steady.

The rituals of the Christmas holiday carry a certain sway. Even the shops are closed, after all. The world gets quiet.

It's occurrence around the time of the winter solstice in cold serious Capricorn probably adds to the attraction, with all the fire and light, the multi colors in particular. Warmth spreads. Spirits are high as Sagittarius ends. Peace on earth, goodwill toward all is a well received concept.

Of course, there are always those who protest the yearly event in this land of free expression. But if it were not these rituals, there would be others, probably just as objectionable, to mark the longest nights of the year. The dissident spirit is as good as any.

Thoughts of holiness combined with commercial jubilation create a celebration that has appealed to many for quite awhile. Participation is singular, although the display of light is omnipresent. Such are the miracles of human crafted illumination.

Pluto in Capricorn is investigating American traditions as it returns to its native position. Some are eliminated, some are kept, generally.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Perfect Nest

Astrological chart of President-elect Donald Trump
You see that circle with the dot high atop this chart? That's the Sun at 22° Gemini. Right next to that is the north node of the Moon at 20. Exactly in between the two lands USA Mars at 21° Gemini. Now that's cozy. 

America pokes and stabs the soon to be president's Sun, stimulating his not too limited confidence as well as attacking it. It's a convenient receptacle for American aggression. The fact that his ego is strong and resilient actually fuels the combative Mars and provides a continuing outlet, while further arousing the radiant sun. These fiery entities thrive on high vitality, the end result being forceful dispersion of ideas everywhere in varying degrees of substantiality, which is fine with Gemini. Communication flows, energetic, bellicose, and possibly educational. 

The north node nestling on the other side says, "Welcome."

Birds of a feather tweet and twitter, with fledgling concepts and animated words flying regularly from the nest. 

As circumstance would have it, both have Uranus nearby, upping the ante, intellectually speaking.

Monday, December 12, 2016

War of the Words

Mars likes to thrust, pierce, and draw blood either literally or figuratively. The United States has Mars in Gemini at 21 degrees and words are her weapon of choice. One can see this daily as the broadcasters on the public stage attack one another fast and vigorously. Verbal sparring is highly regarded and gossip is limitless. 

Now you take the brilliant Sun in Gemini with its Mercurial winged feet aflame, sprightly and nimble. And one who's verbally confident, firing magnificent phrases with every breath.

Or if you'd like, consider Venus in Gemini, with her preference for pleasurable and beautiful words. Singing, poetry, and the like.

Or how about mad Uranus in Gemini, shocking neurons and sending minds careening into dithers and frenzies. That's beyond war. There aren't even words for it.

There's some Gemini for you. 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

One on One

 Jupiter and Saturn in Libra

Saturn in an astrological chart represents inhibitions, fears, and restrictions designed to assist the native in developing expertise in an area of life. One works hard to use these obstacles and comes to understand the value of time and patience.

Saturn in the sign of Libra means to establish solid, sustainable balance. Relationships are a major component of the equation.

If you study Libran types, you probably are familiar with their great skill in face to face exchanges. They are masters of the one on one.
Conversations, full of interesting and accurate observations, frequently go on for a long time, while they listen to what you say and respond with their own opinions. They enjoy debate and are surprisingly comfortable with disagreement, whether they like you or not. The love of ideas is paramount.  They see differing sides and possibilities in situations. The detachment and objectivity of the air element is theirs.

In Aries, self interest thrives, if even Aries is aware of the other. Across the wheel in Libra, the other is equally important.

Libras can actually be quite bellicose while claiming that they really didn't incite the battle. It's probably part of the complete balancing mechanism which sees and uses hostilities as a way to achieve harmony and peace.... the goal.

The United States has Saturn at 14 degrees Libra. It's my theory that the two party political system is highly favored because of this trait in her personality. She recognizes a way to real cooperation, one on one.

In a two party system, and with Saturn in Libra, the pendulum swings back and forth rhythmically regardless of the individuals elevated. Fears within each faction are natural when losses occur, especially the fear that creating and maintaining balance is too difficult a task. With Saturn, time and experience are essential.

Jupiter is transiting Libra this year and the urge to settle differences is increased, as well as the urge to escalate them. One might think the art of logic would be revitalized. 
Justice and equality are inevitable, as the scales dip and rise continuously.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Making America Fun Again

The Zoloftian state of the American psyche could use a lift. Don't you agree?

It's true that antidepressants sort of work in a way, but fundamentally they mask the cost free and reliable natural source of optimism within the self. Probably they are useful in certain cases.

In national terms, the north node of the Moon in Leo, which America possesses, was born for fun. Where there's life, there's play. Because Leo loves itself so unashamedly  and unabashedly, how could such a country not enjoy herself?

Now add Mars and Uranus in Gemini and you have the added dimension of wild frolic. Fun and games ad infinitum.
Back in the beginning of last century, movies became high worldwide entertainment. America led the way. 
"There is no doubt that Hollywood has been the most popular and successful producer of film throughout the history of cinema", says the Directory of World Cinema.

Films came out in serial form and every week people all over the planet waited with excited anticipation for the next reel. The Perils of Pauline, Buck Jones, and Tarzan were among the favorites. Westerns were particularly adored. I think they're always anticipating the next show. So far, America has not disappointed her audience.

Oh, for sure, the country has a deep and serious side, most things do. But electro-magnetically speaking, the USA has a recipe for abundant happiness on the public stage. I admit it can resemble a circus at times, and there are dangers and sorrows in the drama, but Saturn in Sagittarius these days is traveling to some real sources of joy, beyond mere entertainment. Fun mixed with jubilation is a great cocktail. Set me up please.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


There are truths, whole truths, half truths, nothing but the truths, and honest lies. To name a few.

In Gemini, lies are fun. These pranksters enjoy the spoof. Frolic is the intent, and truths are okay too. They all go together.

As the wheel progresses, and after brutal Scorpio, people might seek some atonement, so they inject morality into the talk and speak of the nobility of truth. This happens in Sagittarius.
Then the ongoing lies are set in a framework of truth, yet they still travel together as discovered in Gemini.

Honesty is appealing to people even if the words don't exactly match the sensation. They seem to have an instinct for it. It can be a relief.

But occasionally people wonder, "Are you for real?""Really?" "That's true," they breathe out with satisfaction.

It's hard to say at times. It's difficult to know what to believe.

Saturn, halfway through Sagittarius now, invites logic into these matters of mind. Most of it is short-term, seen through a lens. Generally partially true, probably. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

King Donald I

America got her king!

A sun king, at that. Sort of Egyptianesque don't you think?

He was hatched out of an egg from the stage set of the Republican convention.

Right now the illustrious new leader is conducting all operations from his current palace high up in the Tower. Many important people are coming and going around the clock seeking audience with the emergent king. Also some not so important ones. The elevators are busy. Spirits are flowing liberally in the cocktail lounges.

Soon the court will be transferred to the White House where palace intrigue can begin in earnest.

Unfortunately, his original carriage, the Trump Boeing 757 with its 24 karat gold seat belts, will have to be sacrificed for humble Air Force One.

Ah, well. The vicissitudes of life.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Renegades and Revolutionaries

Uranus, the planet of revolt, is on its way out of Aries after five years. It's closing in on United States' Pluto at 27 degrees Capricorn, squaring off against the current government. The larger Uranus Pluto square has come into focus.
Under these circumstances, the result of the recent presidential election is not at all surprising to me. 

The Aries Uranus trigger is shooting off in a blast of arousal and a bit of rebellion. The citizens have decided to take a path into experimental territory.
The political mechanism is departing from traditional strictures and not many, if anyone, see the lay of the land yet. The unconventional is presiding. 

The friction has produced a bit of Aries Uranus heated shock. And upset in some cases. Fragments of the explosions have scattered every which way, to find new positions in time. That, too, might be unusual. Uranus in Aries celebrates people thinking and deciding for themselves.

Who one was and what one did are not terrifically relevant when forging ahead onto uncharted terrain. The past can come along for the ride, of course, but Aries and Uranus tend to be highly independent and full of zeal. You probably won't find them carrying a lot of luggage.

Aries is go go go and Uranus is a live wire. They can be fast and wild. But don't worry, if that's your inclination. Pluto in Capricorn is going to make sure these renegades stay within bounds.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Pomp and Majesty

With the north node of the Moon in Leo, America loves kings.

Not George III, of course, and he was removed.

She doesn't like dictators, she's not fond of anarchy, and she puts up with presidents until the beloved king comes along. 

But since George III is long gone, an official royal sovereign to govern the country is unlikely. She broke with the monarchy, quite emphatically, back in the Revolution. I suppose America could have a king without the traditional monarchy, given that democratic ideals are strong within her representative republic.

Fortunately, Leo is magnificently creative, so maybe the people can design a king themselves out of the nodal raw materials. A proper king, carefully crafted. All-american made.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Pots of Luck

You never know what you're getting with potlucks. You take your chances.

The assumption is that one finds one's self in a situation where one takes a chance that whatever is available will prove to be good enough.

A similar viewpoint simplifies and says whatever is available at the time.

Then there are jackpots and, from what I understand, there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Not that gold is exactly the same as luck. It's implied in this case.

Anyway, I think luck and chance are about the same. 

Friday, November 04, 2016

Turning Point

Scorpio, and its ruler Pluto, signify decay, death, and regeneration, part of the natural cycle of mundane existence.

In the process of decay sensations can be disturbing; bad smells, unpleasant sights, rotting vegetation and flesh, and a lot of what's perceived as general nastiness. 
Yes. The movement to death alarms the living, but it continues, same as birth and growth.

In deadly diseases, a point of crisis often comes when fevers break, contaminants are expelled, surgeries are performed, or the right antidotes for the poisons are found. This is when the body turns into the land of the living and away from the realm of the dead. It's a decision to take the path of recovery.

Uncomfortable as they are, people seems to get pleasure out of these proceedings.  Beyond the thrills, maybe they understand that the seeds of regeneration are contained within.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sex Kittens, Pussy Lovers, Liars, Cheats, and Murderesses

Apparently the body politic has the same desires as any body. 

It starts out in Taurus as simple feelings for food, sex, and the basics required for survival. Pleasure comes easily. Providing for the self is the activity.

Across the wheel in Scorpio, desire goes to another place. Excessive craving often results when temperance is abandoned for the pursuit of limitless wealth. It's probably a move to include spiritual longing in the experience which confounds the native. People don't know which part of the body to attend to in satisfying the hunger. Some turn to acquisition to quell the desire. 

In Taurus, what's yours is yours and what's mine is mine. 
In Scorpio what's yours is ours. Possession increases. Lines of ownership turn blurry, even disappear. Nefarious techniques are often employed to protect investments.

Even further into Scorpio, the uncontrolled lust leads to must-have annexations of other people's goods. Elimination of the owners of these goods has been known to occur.

However, the consequences of such extensive wants bring on uncomfortable sensations, whereupon the Scorpio sometimes enters the realm of self mastery. It's a partly spiritual dimension and an excellent curb on the appetite.