Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spitfires, Liars, and Linguistic Acrobats

The President of the United Sates, with his Sun and north node at 22 and 20 degrees Gemini respectively, and the United States of America, with her belligerent Mars at 21 Gemini, are at it again. The verbal battle is on.

"I don't approve of you, Mr. President!!" shrieks the United States.

"Don't worry", coos the Elected Tweeter, among other retorts.

The den of thieves, known as Congress, is frantically busy trying to cover its latest length of exposed track while lobbing insults at the president with astounding velocity. Some are twisting and whizzing like boomerangs. They've even forgotten how much they hate each other.

The Sun together with Uranus in Aries now has riled up the Marsian firemouths. U.S. Pluto in Capricorn and its nefarious machinations are resisting encroaching Uranus, due to arrive in June. Heaven knows what's going on there. The people are fidgety.

But lovely Venus is also in Aries, in retrograde, taking her sweet time. Venus in Aries loves herself. A little personal adoration might do this raging collection of miscreants some good. There's theoretically something to like.

Meanwhile, across from the Gemini confluence, in Sagittarius, is serious Saturn, where snippets of truth are being hurled with the incendiary devices. Why not pitch in?

Gemini's ruler, Mercury, is a wily one. As keeper of the crossroads he's been known to trick people into taking unintended directions. He plays with rocks. Thieves, cheats, and spinners of tall tales are under his auspices.

Understandably, humans lack full omnipotent power. A god figure was created for that purpose, and it comes to notice in Sagittarius. If there is a celestial something, I do hope it's on the up and up.
Saturn has a final retrograde before leaving for Capricorn, and in quite ordinary sublime planetary orchestration, the station occurs exactly opposite this shared American Gemini spot come late summer. About three months of it. That should be enough.

Liars unite!

Sunday, March 26, 2017


The north node of the moon is leaving Virgo in several weeks for a year and a half in Leo. I'm scribbling a mental note.

Virgo sees that living systems are maintained and working at optimum efficiency. All moving parts are synchronized and lubricated. When breakdowns occur, they are repaired. The hum of working activity is music.

An ideal Virgo body eats sparingly, enough to fuel the machine and not much more. The fires of combustion can be harmful, so keeping the level at what is essential works best. As guardian of the small intestine, Virgo breaks apart and picks through matter sending all elements to the appropriate receivers. Virgo is good at identification and classification.

Fortunately, when a poison happens to enter, Virgo comes to the task and alerts the mistaken body to its predicament. She even carries antidotes regularly.

On the other side, Pisces gladly turns down the antidote.

Of course, some machines are lemons and never work well, no matter what Virgo tries. But many function reasonably well and with this astrological entity on hand, they might even be improved with some fiddling. Hopefully, the north node will leave behind a little know-how.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Man of Metal and Nerve

Aries is strong. He's in excellent physical condition. He positions himself. He rushes enthusiastically into battle. A victory is assured.

And now, as the sun briefly comes in, Uranus, presently in Aries, is on some sort of triumphant roll, unsettling everything in range. Almost.
Victories atomize. Unexpected ones materialize.

Well, Uranus is leaving fairly soon and Aries might get a break.

It's unnerving. Or over-nerving. 

The nerve.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Good and Bad

Traditional schools of astrology separated the planets into malefic types and benefic.
The malefics were bad, causing harm to the individual. The benefics brought goodness and helped the person. The judgments spread to everything.

But take two olives, strong Kalamata for example, and instruct two people to eat one.

One might exclaim in joy, "Ooh, that's so so divine."
Another might say, "Icchhk! That's disgusting!!"

Some could conclude that nothing is inherently good or bad. Even if one perceives an entity as threatening, it loses that aspect when not engaged with. 

Here's an interesting piece of art. Good, right? Oh wait....That's bad!

So over time, the malefic benefic dichotomy fell out of favor. Modern schools make it a point to avoid prejudice against a planet. But thoughts of good and bad remain. Perceptions seem to have their own personalities.

In Capricorn, judgment is precise, right and wrong are established and enforced. Quality is determined. In Aquarius, judgment starts to crack and fall apart. There are oddities to consider.
In Pisces, judgment is irrelevant.

Now, as Neptune slowly travels through Pisces, and the south node finishes its current journey there, it can be confusing. Good and bad happen, but so what?
It boggles the conscious mind.