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Current Astrology:

New Moon in Aries  March 30 to April 28, 2014

Current  Solar Eclipse Cycle in Scorpio  November 3, 2013 to April 28, 2014

Next Solar Eclipse in Taurus  April 28, 2014 to October 24, 2014

Saturn In Scorpio   October 5, 2012 to December 23, 2014

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New Moon

March 30, 2014 to April 28, 2014

On March 30, 2014 the Sun and Moon come together to form the Aries New Moon  at 9 degrees 59 minutes. This sets off the lunar month and represents a time for activities and new beginnings symbolized by the Sign, Aries. Among other things, Aries is about energy and drive. This could be called a Uranus New Moon due to its proximity at 12 degrees 19 minutes of Aries. Uranus is the Planet of change and adds an exciting or rebellious energy to this Aries lunar month. Computers, electronics and all modern technology are Uranian in nature and may be more important than usual. April should be interesting for more reasons, including 2 eclipses in April and this month's Uranus New Moon being part of a powerful Grand Cross in the 4 Cardinal Signs.

Aries is the first Sign of the Zodiac and represents the physical body, the ego and the self. It is about strength, self exploitation and the pioneering spirit. Aries is the ram and the fearless warrior who is the first to jump head first into the fray. Aries sometimes learns the hard way, but always fights the "good fight".

During this Aries cycle, Mars rules. It is a good time to face the hard work and challenges ahead with more strength and action. As we move into the Aries New Moon cycle, it is time for physical work and dealing with strong or aggressive people. This can be through collaboration, competition or confrontation. The masculine or macho side of life is accented. Guns, knives, tools and explosives are symbolized by Aries, the god of war. Aries rules over all metals and fire as well as leather and sheepskin.

This Aries New Moon cycle will be in effect from March 30 until the April 28 Solar Eclipse in Taurus. During this lunar month, several major transits occur. The first is the Lunar Eclipse at 25 degrees Aries/Libra on April 15. This seems to focus primarily on relationships, balance and diplomacy for the next 2 weeks. The Taurus Solar Eclipse begins to kick in at this same time for its 6 month cycle which is all about karmic lessons to learn (or to teach) where values are concerned. What do we really value in life? And last but not least, a rare Grand Cross begins to take shape on the 20th and brings a week of action, excitement and change, as well as tension, anxiety and anger. Take cover, or jump into the fray. Things are about to get interesting. The 22nd is always a good day for this kind of excitement.

April Grand Cross

The week of April 20th, four planets form what's known in astrology as a Grand Cross. This is when four planets (or groups of planets) are equidistant from each other in the horoscope with each forming a 90 degree angle to its predecessor. In this coming Cardinal Grand Cross, the four culprits are Uranus in Aries (which happens to be part of this current New Moon energy), Jupiter in Cancer, Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. They form this "square" dance at around the 13th and 14th degree of the four Cardinal Signs. The Cardinal Signs mark the four seasons and are about beginnings. Cardinal keywords include: action, energy, impulsive, assertive and impatient. Uranus opposes Mars to  bring accidents, explosions or violent change, while Jupiter opposing Pluto can indicate foreign, political and religious terrorism, as well as sloppy handling of dangerous items. A Grand Cross is about dynamic tension between four planets. Something usually has to give. This whole month will be intense for many, especially around April 20th or 22nd.

People born around the first week in any month are likely to have their Suns aspecting one of these four planets. Those born in the first week of April, July, October and January will feel the effects most.

Where is this New Moon in Your Horoscope?

The Aries New Moon on the March 30, 2014 will influence our lives until April 28, 2014. Each of us will feel this New Moon cycle wherever 10 degrees of Aries is in our individual charts. This will show what area of life you express your Aries energy. In other words, where does your pioneering, warrior spirit reside? What part of your life instills anger and hatred as well as passion and strength? Where do you most freely express your ego and it's mission in life? This lunar month can provide opportunities for more self awareness. This also relates to the physical body. In particular, Aries rules the face, head and eyes while Uranus affects the nervous system and lower legs.


There are two basic birth charts we look at in astrology. One is the solar chart and is based on our Sun Sign. This interpretation looks at everything from our individual Sun's point of view. Therefore, it gives a reading based more on the inner personality or "spirit".

The natal chart is based on the degree of the zodiac on the eastern horizon at the exact moment and place of birth. This degree is called your Ascendant. This natal chart is earth oriented and based on the outer or physical personality. This chart is more helpful in dealing with "life here on earth".

 When looking at any "Sun Sign" type readings (like this), you should always look for your Ascendant (if you know it) as well as your Sun sign. If you don't know your Ascendant, drop me a note with your birth info (exact time, place and birth date) and I'd be glad to let you know for free.


Current Lunar Month Aries

March 30 to April 28, 2014

ARIES - This months second New Moon is in your 1st House. This is your time of the year. Symbolically, your birthday sets up the next 12 months. It is time for you to begin new activities relating to your Sun sign, Aries. The physical world is accented now and energy is the keyword. Physical strength and a desire to push ahead and start new projects are tied to this Aries symbolism. Uranus entered your Sign on March 11, 2011 and will remain there until March 2019. It encourages you to make physical changes either to yourself or to your environment. You are likely to feel a nervous energy throughout this lunar month. There is tension, and it's not just you. The Grand Cross this month makes you feel like you're being pulled (or pushed) in several directions. Partners and your social life require attention. Power plays or financial wheeling and dealing with authority figures are likely. Your home, family and in-laws are just about too much to deal with. Just about, but not quite. If anyone can handle it, it is you, Aries. This can be a very productive time. Much can be accomplished with all of this creative tension. Just try to pace yourself and take one step at a time.

TAURUS - The 12th House New Moon requires sacrifice and "behind the scenes" type activities. With Aries here, there is always a lot going on below the surface for Taurus. The New Moon in the 12th may invoke sorrows, sacrifices or hidden issues. Other people's problems - like their health, pets or work are accented. There could be trouble or upsets where secrets or secret enemies are concerned. You are apt to be somewhat insecure and more sensitive now. This can turn to anger You may feel isolated in some way. This is a good time to get off by yourself to recharge, meditate or pray. Better yet, do some physical work behind the scenes for the good of others or as a way to purge any hidden anxiety. Volunteer yourself for a good cause. It is a time to focus on inner strength. The trick is to be sympathetic and compassionate without blowing up or letting others take advantage of you.

GEMINI - Groups, organizations and friends are accented with the Aries New Moon in your 11th House. Gemini starts here in the House of friends and the future. Your energy level goes up a notch when friends or groups are involved. The added Uranian influence makes it a good time for physical activity, networking, excitement and change where these people are concerned. Uranus rules your 9th House, so long distant friends may show up unexpectedly. Change may indicate friends and breakups. On the other hand, this should be an excellent time to make new friends, especially with those who are somewhat independent, rebellious or into electronics, computers and the internet. Astrology or "new age" interests are also accented now through groups and friends. All modern or even futuristic things may be more important. Friends may spur your interest in computers, robots or even drones. 




CANCER - The New Moon is in your Aries 10th House and spotlights your honor, prestige, career, business, authority figures and "father" issues. Your energy level is high now, especially concerning personal ambition and leadership. You tend to look up to, and gain recognition from, Aries type energies. You respect strength and strong leaders. Your career, your business, your honor and your prestige may be involved in more personal desires now. During this New Moon cycle you can receive notoriety for your personal projects, your strength and your leadership. You may deal with professionals more this lunar month. You can receive acknowledgement or fame for Aries type activities. This includes things involving knives, guns, fire, muscles, machines, tools, etc. Other Aries professionals include doctors who deal with the head, face or eyes.

LEO - The Aries New Moon rules the 9th House of your horoscope. The emphasis here is on expanding your horizons and obtaining higher wisdom. This can come through religious enlightenment, higher studies, travel and personal experience. This Aries New Moon will emphasize your belief system, your basic philosophy and your political bent. For Leos, this is where everything starts. Philosophy is where your passion, your ego and the warrior spirit resides. The Uranian influence during April could give sudden flashes of inspiration and even a change in philosophy - political or religious. This is a time for adventure and exploration, both philosophical and physical. This lunar month accents new outdoor activities, journeys and getting closer to nature. The excitement and energy from Uranus says get out of your comfort zone and  experience something new or different this lunar month.

VIRGO - The Aries New Moon is in your 8th House and is all about endings, collaborations and other people's "stuff". This area of the chart is associated with the 8th Sign, Scorpio, and is about death, rebirth and financial matters. This goes along with the theme of the current Solar Eclipse in Scorpio which happens to end with this Aries New Moon cycle. This lunar month financial deals with Aries type people are likely. This could be deals that include knives, guns, fire, the eyes or the face. Sharing, joining, buying, selling with someone else in a way that produces a joint outcome fits the 8th House symbolism. The Aries side to all this may indicate a masculine macho type energy. Deals with men or fighters, military or angry types. You may have to deal with the death of someone or their possessions. Another outlet for this 8th House Aries New Moon is that you may take a more personal interest in matters of life, death and other "under worldly" type subjects like caves, plumbing, septic systems and cemeteries. Psychic energies are also strong for you this lunar month.

LIBRA - Aries is your opposite sign and therefore resides on your 7th House cusp. This is a time for social interaction and establishing new relationships. Uranus brings excitement and an electric feeling to your relationships. On some level we always attract our opposite Sign. It is our other half that is somehow missing in our lives. It represents other people with whom we have "up close" and personal relationships. This can represent partners as well as opponents or competitors. These type people are likely to show up more when the New Moon occurs in your 7th house each year. For you, there is always an Aries influence where relationships are concerned. You would naturally attract people who are masculine, macho, warrior, strong, athletic, etc. They may be involved in something physical or deal with machines, tools, guns, metal or other more masculine type energies. Even if you don't normally attract these kind of people, you are likely to now.

SCORPIO - The Aries New Moon happens in your 6th House of service and "problems to overcome". Under these headings come work, health care, pets, restaurants and almost anything related to service. This includes everything from social services to armed services. With Aries here, you would tend to work in an atmosphere that involves physical strength or a masculine feel to it. Sports, dancing, machinery, guns, knives, metal, leather, etc. Service in the military or some other male dominated line of work would fit. Health-wise, you are apt to be susceptible to fevers, cuts, burns and rashes now. The eyes and face are also ruled by Aries. Pets may require more personal attention now. You have the energy to accomplish much work now. This energy needs an outlet and can easily turn to hostility and anger in the work place or where service and healthcare are concerned. This anger can lead to self undoing. Long distant family and sharing with siblings may add to the tension.

SAGITTARIUS - The Aries New Moon in your 5th House brings a month of creative self expression. The 5th House is where we can show off or perform and represents the child within. The 5th House has to do with children, fun, recreation, art, entertainment, games, sports and gambling. Your entertainment and creativity always lean toward physical expression, so sports, music or dancing. You may tie art or entertainment to physical energy or self inclusion. With Aries on the 5th House, it would be good to use Mars energy with your artistic side. Drums or percussion instruments would fit. You may express this through the use of the color red in your art. Wear red when you perform. Art may be tied to military themes or the use of metal or fire. You may be into aggressive recreation like boxing, paintball or other more extreme sports. This is the House of the "things we love". When Sagittarius learns to love themselves and their own creations, everything else comes easy. During this New Moon, you might make an important piece of artwork or acquire a new piece of artwork. Both are good ways to use this energy.

CAPRICORN - The Aries New Moon is in your 4th House and brings out the "mother" side of life. This is the subjective, more domestic or emotional area of the chart and rules security and the "home base". Your family and your past should be accented more this lunar month. The Uranian influence this month indicates a physical change in the home. Much energy is put into the change that is happening. For some, it can mean making changes in your current home, and for others, a move is likely. This New Moon and the Grand Cross can affect Capricorns in a big way. Pluto on your 1st House says personal transformation is needed. This symbolizes death and rebirth of structures in your personal life. Jupiter in Cancer on the 7th highlights long distant relationships from the past or with family members. Humility or compassion is needed to receive the greatest benefit from these people. Mars in Libra in your 10th can bring tensions involving relationships with professionals, authority figures or a parent.

AQUARIUS - The Aries New Moon is in your 3rd house and involves people close to you on some level like relatives, neighbors, roommates and very close friends. Traditionally the 3rd house rules brothers and sisters, so you may hear from any of these people concerning some Aries type events. This would include military, sports and all energy driven activities. On the negative side this could involve anger, violence, accidents, fights concerning people "close to you" or cars. The 3rd House also has to do with communication, education and transportation. Therefore, the accent is still on energy, activity, accidents and violence, but in relation to things like books, schools and vehicles. There is a tendency to drive fast and speak with a fiery tongue. Travel in general is tense. Now may be a good time to pick up a good book. Subjects might include military, sports, adventures and inventions, the future or sci-fi. 

PISCES - With the Aries New Moon on your 2nd House of money and personal values, your physical body and everything related to Mars is accented. In other words, you are likely to spend money on your body especially the eyes, face or muscles. You may purchase a gun, a tool or a machine. Purchases are likely to be unusual, technological or spur of the moment. Oh the other hand, this Uranus new moon in Aries could bring a new attitude toward your finances, and more personal independence where your possessions are concerned. Changes in personal values are likely during this lunar month. The Grand Cross is affecting four  areas of your chart - change and your money, anger and your partner's money, expansion and your mothers money and death/rebirth where your father's money is concerned. This "creative" tension is bound to change your financial situation one way or another. Personal values, self respect and self worth are important now.


Solar Eclipse

Nov 3, 2013 to April 28 2014

On November 3rd the Sun and Moon come together at 11 degrees 16 minutes of Scorpio to create the second Solar Eclipse of 2013. If you are born close to this date or have important points in your horoscope around this degree, you will feel its effects more intensely. As with any Solar Eclipse, its astrological effects will begin to "kick in" around the full moon two weeks before the actual eclipse and its effects will be felt for about 6 months. That puts the beginning of this Solar Eclipse cycle on October 18th, and it will last until the Taurus Solar Eclipse on April 28, 2014.

The Next 6 Months

As we move into the Scorpio Solar Eclipse cycle, we will begin to feel its north node (Dharmic) effects in the Sign Scorpio. For some, this gives the opportunity to transform some area of life - a sort of death and rebirth phase in our lives. Some part of our life needs to be fixed and now is the time to fix it or let it go completely. This can be close personal relationships undergoing some significant transformation. It can also mean dealing with the death of someone or something, but it will most likely be symbolic. For many, it will involve inheritance type experiences. Financial institutions like banks, insurance companies and the IRS represent the Scorpio symbolism and may play a part in the transformation. This indicates the end of one cycle of interpersonal "wheeling and dealing" to begin new partnerships of some kind. This Scorpio Solar Eclipse gives the opportunity for growth through transformation and shared experiences.

Where is this Scorpio Eclipse in Your Horoscope?

Solar Eclipse cycles generally last about 6 months. This Scorpio Solar Eclipse will influence our lives until the next Solar Eclipse in Taurus on April 28, 2014. Each of us will feel its effect in the area of our individual horoscope in which it occurs. Its position in your chart shows in some symbolic way what area of life needs some adjustment or transformation.


There are two basic birth charts we look at in astrology. One is the solar chart and is based on our Sun Sign. This interpretation looks at everything from our individual Sun's point of view. Therefore, it gives a reading based more on the inner personality or "spirit".

The natal chart is based on the degree of the zodiac on the eastern horizon at the exact moment and place of birth. This degree is called your Ascendant. This natal chart is earth oriented and based on the outer or physical personality. This chart is more helpful in dealing with "life here on earth".

 When looking at any "Sun Sign" type readings (like this), you should always look for your Ascendant (if you know it) as well as your Sun sign. If you don't know your Ascendant, drop me a note with your birth info (exact time, place and birth date) and I'd be glad to let you know for free.


ARIES - You have Scorpio on your 8th House cusp. This area of the horoscope has to do with secrets, financial wheeling and dealing, other people's resources and all death and rebirth symbolism. The 8th House rules over sharing and joining resources with others. It covers things like sex, death, taxes, inheritances and all financial institutions. When you add the meaning of the Scorpio Solar Eclipse, you can experience transformation through a death and rebirth symbolism. You may have to deal with possessions or inheritance of other people. It could be a time to let go or end some deal that involves inheritance, banks, insurance or taxes. You could sell something that involves joint ownership. This can also be a more psychic time in your life and the eclipse may tend to stir up highly karmic conditions.

TAURUS - The Scorpio Solar Eclipse is in your 7th House and is all about relationships and partners for the next 6 months or so. This may be good for dealing with professional sales people, as long as everything is "by the book". Partners or social contacts may be involved in Scorpio things like financial institutions, death and rebirth symbolism, the paranormal or maybe some joint enterprise or collaboration. You may attract intense emotions from other people in your life. Sexual relationships are likely. Secretive, mysterious or karmic connections with others are likely during this 6 month Scorpio cycle. Expect to see your relationships going through deep and serious transformations. During this 6 month eclipse cycle your partner or other Scorpio type people in your personal life may go through some intense transitions or even meltdowns that relate to death or their finances.

GEMINI - The Scorpio Solar Eclipse is in your 6th House of health and service related activities. This means that on some level you always relate Scorpio to your work, health or those who serve you. It may be that you work at some research or repair type job. You may be a counselor or therapist. You could work in insurance, banking or some other financial institution. These type things are likely to be accented in the "work/service" arena. Maybe you'll just use restaurants and other places of "service" to engage in counseling or business meetings with others more during this 6 month eclipse cycle. You may work with businesses that are tied to Scorpio type things like death, resale, restoration, the "underground", mysteries, or some kind of detective work. The work you do and those you meet through work will bring the greatest transformations through April 28, 2014.

CANCER - Like you, Scorpio is a Water Sign and it falls on your 5th House cusp. This area of the chart symbolizes the child of the mind as well as the child of the body. This Solar Eclipse may provide you with some needed transformation where your creativity is concerned. For some, it could mean the news of other people's children and pregnancies. It could be inspiration to do something in life that is dramatic, instructive and transformative. The 5th House Scorpio vibration is tied to the creative expression and other people. It's natural for a Cancer to express their artistic or creative side in an emotional outlet. This could involve entertaining others in a sensitive emotional way like through music, poetry or song. Fun, recreation, creativity, gambling, speculation and children are tied to sharing. Joining with children can be a very powerful, positive, transformational time that will last until April 28, 2014.


LEO - You have Scorpio ruling your 4th House, and therefore you project its symbolism to the domestic or "mother" side of life. In other words, you probably see your mother (or parent figure) involved in Scorpio type things like death, rebirth, transformation and other people's resources. She could be a counselor, a therapist or a psychic. This parent could be involved in financial institutions, insurance or sales. Family or parent's possessions could be more important to you now. They may be tied to your ability to share. Some transformational or death and rebirth type of energy is now influencing this area of your life until April 28, 2014. This "mother symbolism" is tied to transformation, sharing or endings. You need to share your family or your "home base", or in some symbolic way, say goodbye to the security of the home or the "mother".

VIRGO - Scorpio rules your 3rd House which is Gemini in nature. Joining or sharing resources with sisters, brothers or neighbors is more important now. You have something "shared" in common. With the Solar Eclipse here, the people "closest" are crucial in your life for some reason. You have 6 months to take care of it. Transform, make a deal or let go. Counseling is a Scorpio trait and may be tied to these people who are "close" to you. During this eclipse cycle you may deal more with the local money people, like bankers, insurance, taxation, etc. You are likely to hear of a death that is close, like in the extended family or in the neighborhood. It may be the "death" of a vehicle. The Scorpio influence is directed toward your community and those who are close... like best friends. These people could be going through intense emotional stuff - sex, scandal, manipulation or dealing with death are possibilities. Sharing with others can be cathartic.

LIBRA - The Scorpio Eclipse in your 2nd House puts the emphasis on shared finances, shared possessions and shared purchases. Are you ready to join completely or cut some financial ties. This interaction represents a very karmic connection. This can be a great time to collaborate with someone. You are an expert at gaining through other people's resources, but sharing is the key. Your personal worth and basic values are tied to your ability to share. You can make money through trade, barter, other people's possessions and joint ventures. You could gain from financial institutions, taxes or insurance. You can benefit through death and rebirth symbolism like restoration or repairing. You can even gain from the goods of the dead like inheritance or antiquity. With the Solar Eclipse here in the 2nd House, significant opportunities for financial growth and transformation are likely through April 28, 2014.

SCORPIO - This eclipse energy is all about your Sign, and therefore brings with it a 1st House symbolism which is everything that is most personal to you. During this Solar Eclipse cycle, you are likely to experience a personal transformation of some kind. This may involve someone very close to you. It may involve the two opposing sides of Scorpio symbolism. That of joining, sharing and becoming one with another person. At the same time, you might be ending some chapter and/or relationship in your life and beginning a new one. It may have to do with sharing and could be part of this transition. You could be significantly affected by this eclipse, or you could be an instrument for spreading some of this transformational energy out to others. In some ways you may be seen more as the counselor, the banker or the detective.

SAGITTARIUS - The Scorpio Solar Eclipse is in your 12th house which has to do with personal humility, compassion, self sacrifice and the spiritual world. Other people's work, health or pets may also play a big part in this 6 month cycle that begins on November 3, 2013 and lasts until April 28, 2014. Your inner guides are activated by this eclipse. This is a time to deal more with the spiritual side. Your dream state and psychic abilities are very powerful now. Your personal karma is at work. It involves close emotional relationships with others. These people and their issues that have not been dealt with properly are likely to come back to haunt you. But at the same time, your "guardian angel" is there to help guide you through the storm. You need to be sensitive to things pertaining to other people's problems and its a good time to volunteer or visit someone in the hospital.

CAPRICORN - The Scorpio Solar Eclipse will stir things up in your 11th House until the next Solar Eclipse on April 28, 2014. The 11th House is traditionally known as "groups, organizations and friends" along with "hopes and wishes for the future". It encompasses New Age philosophy, astrology, as well as all science, technology and networking. When combined with the Scorpio Solar Eclipse, it has to do with future plans concerning joint ownership or shared resources. Some of these plans for the future may relate to death and rebirth symbolism. Friends may undergo intense transformational (death) experiences on their own. A friend may require counseling or could be a counselor for you. Interpersonal relationships with friends are important. Some personal transformation could occur due to groups, organizations or friends.

AQUARIUS - In the 10th House of the chart, the Scorpio Eclipse emphasizes honor, prestige and career. This can be a positive time if you are ambitious and have been following the rules. It can be a time of powerful transformation and career opportunities. Honor and prestige may come from your ability to transcend or transform. Your ability to counsel, to discover things that are hidden and to govern others may increase your notoriety or somehow put you in the limelight. Other people's problems may require you to deal with authority figures. Avoid illegal activities with others. If you've worked hard and followed the rules in the past, then this can be a time for accolades and honor. If you've taken shortcuts or have been dishonorable, then this eclipse cycle can help to balance things out.

PISCES - The Scorpio Solar Eclipse happens in your 9th House, and therefore can bring a deep transformation to your higher, more philosophical side of life. This could involve changes to your religion, your politics or your attitude toward the legal system. For Pisces, this area of the chart combines all Scorpio things with 9th House symbolism like education, long distant travel, lawyers, in-laws, foreigners and grandchildren. The eclipse suggests something very powerful or fated is happening and it might require traveling with someone else or sharing with foreigners. Travel might involve inheritance, shared resources or other people's possessions. Long distance or legal financial stuff is possible. This could indicate a death and rebirth situation that concerns legal or educational issues. You might experience a symbolic death through in-laws, lawyers, religious or political leaders.




Solar Eclipse April 28, 2014 to October 24, 2014

The New Moon on April 28 happens at 8 degrees 52 minutes of Taurus and is the first Solar Eclipse of 2014. Solar Eclipses have to do with transformation and are either Karma or Dharma in nature. Eclipses, in general, are tied to fate, destiny, past and future. Solar Eclipses always occur close to the North Moon Node or the South Moon Node. The North Node is about our Dharma while the South node is about Karma. This Taurus Solar eclipse is conjunct the South Node and therefore has to do with Karmic lessons relating to our self worth, our sense of values and of course our money and possessions.

As we move into the Taurus Solar Eclipse cycle, we are completing the previous Scorpio one that began on November 3, 2013. That was a Dharma Eclipse cycle and had more to do with making personal adjustments and transformations where finances and interpersonal relationships were concerned. Sharing, joint finances and financial institutions were more important. These things should have helped put us on our own individual "right" path.

Taurus is about our own resources, our self worth, personal values, possessions and our own money. There are likely to be lessons from the past that pertain to these subjects. If we have learned these past lessons, then we can benefit from this cycle. If not, then we will be forced to repeat the past. These Karmic lessons are likely to pertain to our own self worth and personal values. The things that are really valuable will be more important. You are likely to acquire a new attitude where values are concerned.

Where Is Taurus Solar Eclipse In Your Chart?

Wherever 8 degrees 52 minutes of Taurus is in your horoscope shows where transformation is needed in regards to what you value. For some, it is money, for some it is possessions, for others it is a home, a safe place to sleep or the next meal. We are all in a position to learn about our own personal values and our own self worth. It is a time to deal with issues relating to possessions and ownership. All Eclipses have to do with transformation and death/rebirth symbolism so in some way our attitudes toward what is valuable are likely to be transformed during this 6 month eclipse cycle.


There are two basic birth charts we look at in astrology. One is the solar chart and is based on our Sun Sign. This interpretation looks at everything from our individual Sun's point of view. Therefore, it gives a reading based more on the inner personality or "spirit". The Sun is where our heart expresses that divine love that is part of God. We all have that ability. Our individual Sun's Sign shows how we can best express that love.

The natal chart is based on the degree of the zodiac on the eastern horizon at the exact moment and place of birth. This degree is called the Ascendant. The natal horoscope is earth oriented and based on the outer or physical personality. This chart is more helpful in dealing with "life here on earth".

 When looking at any "Sun Sign" type readings (like this), you should always look for your Ascendant (if you know it) as well as your Sun sign. If you don't know your Ascendant, drop me a note with your birth info (exact time, place and birth date) and I'd be glad to let you know for free.



Solar Eclipse Taurus

April 28, 2014 to October 24, 2014

ARIES - With the Taurus Solar Eclipse in your 2nd House, your income, wealth, and personal resources are more important. For the next 6 months, your attitude toward possessions will transform in some way. Death and rebirth type symbolism is tied to your own personal values as well as your money, possessions and issues pertaining to self worth. Since you value beauty, art and your own personal possessions, these type things are apt to be part of this potential growth cycle you are experiencing now. Karmic or Spiritual lessons revolve around your sense of values and how you handle your own resources. Past tendencies toward indebtedness can be transformed by this Solar Eclipse.

TAURUS - The Taurus Solar Eclipse is influencing your 1st house and your Sign. This can be a time of self transformation and even changes in the way you appear to others. You always relate on a very personal level to your possessions and wealth, so this Solar Eclipse is likely to reflect this in the way you look or appear to others. You are apt to spend more on yourself now. It could even indicate a personal transformation like a nose job or some kind of work done on your ears, nose or throat. Your desire to own or possess may be tested now. During this 6 month eclipse cycle your Karma is tied to self worth, personal values and how you relate to your own resources. Karmic lessons are tied to your true values.

GEMINI - A 12th house Solar Eclipse operates "below the surface" bringing about a deep inner transformation, which usually requires more humility, compassion and understanding. You normally value your "alone time" and this eclipse cycle should help you experience it. You may be involved with hospitals, churches, and dealing with other people's problems or their pets. Taurus always presents a Karmic lesson for Gemini, and the lesson generally is, what do you really value? The answer should be, helping those who really need it. Serving the afflicted in a humble, spiritual or self-sacrificial manner. The Karmic lessons involve your true values which can bring about spiritual growth. Your values are always tied to the spiritual world. During this Solar Eclipse cycle in Taurus, you may lose something valuable or gain from a loss.

CANCER - The value of groups, friends and the future is accented with the Taurus Solar Eclipse in your 11th house. Transformations are likely in these areas and in some way involves your Karma. Friends may pass out of your life or be a catalyst for personal transformation.  You may attract Taurus type friends - people with earthy interests like farming, gardening, food, money and all things related to sustenance. These type people are always part of your life, but this year as the Sun moves through Taurus it forms a Solar Eclipse. You may begin to "hang" with a whole new group of friends. The Solar Eclipse indicates new friends are not so new. These are people who are tied to your past - Karmic or otherwise. They are likely to be more earthy or wealthy. This is a powerful time to invest in your future and your friends. It may even lead to a more prosperous future.



LEO - The Solar Eclipse is in your Taurus 10th House. Your honor and prestige as a professional or as the person "in control" is transformed during this cycle. You may be known for your steadfast values and personal worth. You could receive notoriety for money or your possessions. You may deal more with financial advisors who could be part of this transformation. The karmic lessons involve things like wealth, power and pride of ownership. With the 10th House Taurus Solar Eclipse influence, "Pride goes before the fall". This is the lesson and it depends on your sense of values whether you will rise or fall during this 6 month cycle. If your values are true, then this can be a time of growth in profession, honor or fame. If your values are of a more selfish nature, then this Solar Eclipse cycle may help you learn some Karmic lesson.

VIRGO - Taurus rules your 9th House. This area of the horoscope is about higher knowledge and expanding your horizons. It encompasses religion, politics, travel, publishing, higher education and nature. In-laws and the judicial system are also part of the 9th House influence. During this Solar Eclipse cycle, personal transformations have to do with these things. Your total belief system may undergo a transformation of some kind. Political and religious ideals are tied to life, death and rebirth symbolism. The 9th House has to do with fundamental beliefs and when tied to Taurus it can emphasize stubborn, fixed, selfish attitudes. This is where Virgo's Karmic lessons reside for the next 6 months. Changes in this area do not come easy for Virgo, but you are practical and when the wind blows your direction, you know how to take advantage of it. When it changes direction, you know how to adapt.

LIBRA - The Solar Eclipse in your Taurus 8th House emphasizes transformation and collaboration with others concerning money or possessions. The 8th House is tied to Scorpio, the 8th Sign of the zodiac. This area of the chart is about death, rebirth and other people's resources. There may be an increased interest in reincarnation and the afterlife. It is also about sharing and joining completely with someone else to produce a joint outcome. The lessons of this 6 month eclipse cycle have to do with personal financial matters involving banks, insurance, inheritance and joint resources. The transformations and lessons to be learned from the Solar Eclipse in Taurus have to do with the value of other people's resources and of sharing with others. This encompasses financial wheeling and dealing as well as sex and all other interpersonal relationships.

SCORPIO - Partners and opponents are accented with the Taurus Solar Eclipse in your 7th House. This area of the chart has to do with balance, equality and relationships. Taurus is your opposite Sign, and opposite Signs attract. Scorpio naturally attracts Taurus type energy through relationships with others. This emphasizes relationships with practical, down to earth, growth oriented people. During this Solar Eclipse cycle, Karmic lessons are tied to other people and their values, their money and their possessions. Past social interaction involving these things can pay off during this 6 month cycle or you may be in a cycle to repeat lessons from the past. This might involve things like possessiveness, jealousy or manipulation. Learning the true value of relationships is the test now.

SAGITTARIUS - This Taurus Solar Eclipse cycle accents the 6th House of your horoscope. This area of the chart has to do with service, work, health and pets. It represents those who serve you, and in turn, the way you serve others. Karmic lessons are tied to these things during this Solar Eclipse cycle. Past Taurus lessons may pay off now. Those that have to be repeated are concerned with the value you place on service, health, coworkers and pets. This includes financial matters and self worth issues where work is concerned. The Taurus Solar Eclipse in the house of health may leave you with problems related to ears, nose and throat. This can be a good time to work with the earth, but dust and pollen are likely to be problematic now. The tendency to be stubborn or fixed in your ways can be helpful or harmful in work situations.

CAPRICORN - The Taurus Solar Eclipse in your 5th House emphasizes creative expression, fun and an opportunity for personal performance. This includes your creations, your children and your artistic gifts. It also encompasses all "child-like" activities like those pertaining to recreation, entertainment, games, sports and gambling. This 6 month cycle allows you to show off your Taurus talents and creations, whether they involve your children, your farm, your garden or your expensive toys. It means that your ego has a chance to come out more and perform or express itself. As we all move through this Taurus Eclipse cycle, it is your time to be "on stage" and express your best values and personal self worth. Karmic lessons have to with the value of your creativity - whether it be art, recreation, entertainment or children.

AQUARIUS - The Taurus Solar Eclipse in your 4th House brings out Karmic experiences and lessons concerning the value of the home, the family and people from your past. The 4th House is the area of the chart that rules over security, nurturing and the mother side of life. It is our history, our genealogy and our past. The home, family and all domestic relationships are subject to change during this 6 month cycle. Add in the Taurus influence and you may see activity in those areas as they relate to money, possessions and self worth. For you, the family is represented by the Taurus symbolism and for good or bad it is likely to be intensified by this Taurus Solar Eclipse cycle. The Karmic lessons seem to relate to domestic or family finances. If you  have dealt with these issues responsibly in the past, this can be a time of gain and personal growth in these areas.

PISCES - The Taurus Solar Eclipse is in your 3rd house and involves people close to you on some level. This includes siblings, neighbors, roommates, and very close friends. The 3rd House has to do with communication, education and transportation. When combined with Taurus, money and possessions are accented. Karmic lessons are tied to the value you place on these 3rd House experiences. This may involve your money, possessions and personal values as they relate to siblings, vehicles, education and community, The 3rd House of the horoscope rules over all educational pursuits. School may transform your values or way of thinking where money, food or true values are concerned.




Uranus Square Pluto

The Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn aspect is still affecting us all. Together they will make 7 exact hits before they separate completely from this tense square (90 degree angle) set of aspects. The next set of Uranus square Pluto aspects begins in April of 2073.

Even though there are 7 direct hits due to their individual retrograde cycles, we will feel the effects of this powerful aspect on and off throughout this period between June 2012 and March 2015. Uranus in Aries symbolizes a push for change, while Pluto in Capricorn indicates death and rebirth where structures in life are concerned. Whether these changes and transformations are willing or forced, they will bring times of great nervous tension and literal or symbolic death and rebirth depending on where they occur in our individual horoscopes.

Uranus Square Pluto and "Obama Care"

Uranus is the planet of opposition, breakups and rebellion. It rules computers, networks and the internet. Since Pluto rules insurance and other people's resources, this seems to fit the "Obama Care" fiasco. In June of 2012 at the time of the first hit, the opposition from the right were dealt a blow from Supreme Court when Chief Justice Roberts declared Obama Care legal. Since then as this aspect becomes exact again and again, there have been, and will probably be more attempts to destroy it by the opposition from the extreme right like, those in the Tea Party. Around the exact hit on November 1, 2013 Obama Care seemed like it would be consumed in its own ashes due to the website debacle. Now as the rollout on January seems to be going better, and the far right is in the smoldering mode, it will be interesting to see what kind of excitement we will see around April 22, 2014 which is the next hit and combines squares and oppositions to Jupiter and Mars.




Saturn in Scorpio

October 5, 2012 to December 23, 2014

Saturn goes into Scorpio on October 5, 2012 and remains the for about two and a half years. Saturn takes approximately 29 years to circle the Zodiac. The last time it entered Scorpio was November 1982. Everything related to Saturn will begin to take on a Scorpio influence.

Saturn (Capricorn) symbolism:

Control, restrictions, governments, corporations, discipline, responsibility, seriousness, ambition, authorities, elders, buildings, mountains, crystals and cold weather are all part of the Saturn symbolism. Saturn is the strictest of teachers and says, "Follow the rules, or I will make you!" The more negative side covers things like fear, doom, despair and depression. In the body, Saturn rules the back, the knees, the teeth, the hair and the skeleton.

Scorpio (Pluto) symbolism:

Start with sex, death and taxes and then add financial dealings, joint possessions, collaboration and other people's resources. Scorpio is about secrets and things which are below the surface. It has to do with all counseling, surgery and things that relate to "the underworld". Scorpio is the Sign of detectives, research, volcanoes, waste, the afterlife, funerals, cemeteries, karma, reincarnation, the paranormal, psychic world, magic, sorcery etc. And also of course, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, kidnapping and Plutonium are all things related to Pluto, the planetary ruler of Scorpio and ancient god of death and the underworld.

By combining these two sets of energies in various ways you can see the outlook could be pretty grim.

Saturn enters Scorpio on October 5, 2012 and will remain there until December 23, 2014. Saturn is the teacher and the strict disciplinarian. It is tied to karma and life's tougher lessons. It is about control, discipline, following the rules and personal responsibilities. Scorpio is about other people's resources and sharing. This suggests businesses and governments joining together or collaborating on specific goals. On a personal level, we must all get serious where sharing, joining or transforming our relationships with others is concerned.

Scorpio is the Sign of banks, insurance companies, inheritance and all forms of financial wheeling and dealing. Saturn in Scorpio indicates more government control over these kind of financial institutions. It means that inheritance and other tax laws are likely to become more strict or burdensome. It's time to get serious or more ambitious about some financial aspect of our lives depending on where Scorpio is in your chart. The plutocrats rule.

Scorpio rules sex and all interpersonal relationships. The last time Saturn entered Scorpio, AIDS became a household word and the fear of sex began in a big way. Maybe this time it will mean control over STDs or will it bring something worse than AIDS?

Scorpio deals with the symbolism of death and rebirth and in some Zodiacs it is depicted as the Phoenix bird rising from its own ashes. Scorpio also has to do with waste and elimination. As Saturn moves into Scorpio, we are likely to see a push for more restrictions or control on waste and waste products. On the other hand, this is an excellent time for new businesses that have to do with re-cycling, restoration and waste management. There may be new laws and businesses regarding funerals, burials, cremation and other things involving death. Businesses that relate to the afterlife, reincarnation, ghosts and the spiritual or psychic world are accented. Heavy burdens that involve waste and death are likely during this cycle. The remains of refuse and trash from the Japanese earthquake/tsunami are beginning to hit the US west coast. This is symbolic of the kind of things we will hear about more during this Saturn in Scorpio cycle.

Mutual Reception

When Saturn enters Scorpio, a long 15 year cycle that started January 2008 when Pluto entered Capricorn is reinforced by what is called a mutual reception. This occurs when 2 Planets occupy the Sign of the other. In this case, Pluto has moved into Capricorn, the Sign ruled by Saturn, and Saturn moves into Scorpio on October 5th, the Sign ruled by Pluto. This increases the "cooperation" between the 2 Planets. Cooperation between 2 malefic Planets can be positive or negative, but usually requires some pain. Just as Scorpio's ruler, Pluto, moved into Capricorn, Benazir Bhutto, a popular political leader (Capricorn) who was running for president in Pakistan, was assassinated (Pluto) by a local terrorist (Pluto) group, and a couple weeks later the first black (Capricorn) US president took power (Pluto) in this country. Pluto in Capricorn can also be associated with things like the death of Osama Bin Ladin and what's become known as the "Arab Spring", which brought about upheaval throughout the region and the downfall of many totalitarian governments and their leaders. When Saturn enters Scorpio, we can expect these kinds of energies to be intensified for the next couple of years.

Scorpio Solar Eclipse

What seems to really set this long Saturn in Scorpio cycle in motion is the Scorpio Solar Eclipse on November 13, 2012. The affects of this Solar Eclipse cycle will begin to be felt around the full moon on October 29, 2012, and will last until the next Solar Eclipse on May 9, 2013. The solar eclipse cycle, like the monthly new moon cycle, represents a period of new beginnings and increased focus or activity in all things related to the Sign and House in which it occurs. When the new moon is a solar eclipse, there is an added intensity which can bring deep changes, transformation and a "death and rebirth" type energy that usually remains in effect for about 6 months. Eclipses, like any transit, are more powerful when they join an important point in your horoscope. Even if it makes no contacts, you will feel its effect from the Sign and House in which it occurs. This Solar Eclipse emphasizes everything related to Scorpio. Wherever you have 21 degrees of Scorpio shows how and where this Solar Eclipse will affect you, and is likely to be the trigger that opens the show for Saturn's 2 year transit through Scorpio.

Where is Scorpio in Your Chart

ARIES - All of this Scorpio activity occurs in your 8th House. The 8th House represents the same basic energy as the 8th Sign, Scorpio and relates to the cycle of generation, degeneration and regeneration. It is the time to cut old ties and establish new ones. Scorpio is also about sharing and other people's resources. Therefore, this will emphasize all financial wheeling and dealing, joint endeavors and business collaborations. Scorpio also brings out the "death and rebirth" symbolism in some karmic way. Scorpio here intensifies your psychic side. Your interest in the afterlife or reincarnation is heightened by this 8th House activity. You may have to actually deal with death in a personal way, but usually it represents a symbolic death and rebirth. It is a time to let go completely or transform some aspect of your life.

TAURUS - Scorpio is on your 7th House. This has to do with relationships. It can be partners in life as well as opponents or competitors. Taurus normally projects this Scorpio energy onto other people. Therefore, the people you attract into your life are likely to be involved with other people's resources in some serious way. Your partner may be a therapist or deal with some kind of counseling. With Saturn moving in, you could form a business partnership or some other serious relationship with someone. This is a good time to collaborate with others in some business venture. For Taurus, the lessons of Saturn in Scorpio concern sharing with partners. On another level, this may bring about a transformation or some "death and rebirth" type energy where relationships are concerned. For some, it could be divorce or dealing with actual death through partners.

GEMINI - Scorpio rules your 6th House of service. This includes work, health, pets and people who serve you. Saturn adds seriousness or more responsibilities where these things are concerned. You may require the services of professional counselors, insurance people or bankers. Sales people may be of service to you or you may work in some kind of sales related job. Dealing with things below the surface like plumbing, septic tanks, backhoes, surgery or research would also fit this energy. It may be a time to say goodbye to pets or co-workers. Work or problems in life may require letting go of things. This would be a good time to barter with others - trade for services rendered. You may gain through some kind of "inheritance" at work. Saturn is about building so you may be involved in some restoration project.

CANCER - Scorpio is a water Sign like Cancer, and it rules your 5th House of creativity and creations. Things regarding Scorpio should flow smoothly for you, but at the same time may still be painful. Your ability to take something old and bring it back to life in a creative way is being accented. With Saturn moving into your 5th House, your art or your creativity is more serious. The business of art or performance is accented through partners or other people. Children as authority figures or more responsibility where children are concerned are both part of this 5th House Saturn transit.

LEO - Scorpio is on your 4th House which has to do with the home base and the past. It rules over the "mother" side of life. Saturn moving into your Scorpio 4th House says it's time to take more responsibility or deal in a serious way with some kind of domestic transformation. This may pertain to the mother or matriarchs in your life. For some, it will be saying goodbye to the home, family or mother. This can indicate selling a house, simplifying the home or downsizing. On the other hand it could mean that you are bringing a "dead" home back to life through construction. You may be more responsible for other people's homes, land or their family. You may be involved in the business of real estate or have a business in the home. You may move into a more austere or business type of environment.

VIRGO - Saturn is moving through your Scorpio 3rd House and brings with it more responsibility where siblings and the community are concerned. Saturn in Scorpio would be good for refurbishing or customizing your car. You may take on responsibility for other people's transportation. For some, a career move or a more serious attitude may turn toward communication, education or transportation. Business may involve the community more, or you may take on responsibilities involving children's education or transportation. You may be more interested in "things below the surface". This could be anything from psychology, psychiatry and paranormal subjects to spelunking, archaeology and detective or mystery novels. Saturn moves through Scorpio until December 23, 2014.

LIBRA - The 2nd House of the horoscope is about our personal resources. This includes money and possessions as well as values and self worth. With Scorpio here, your resources are often tied to other people's resources. You are good at joining and sharing with others. There is a "death and rebirth" symbolism associated with Scorpio. You have a way of taking something used and bringing life and value back to it. You may collect antiques or inherit from others. Saturn in your 2nd House for the next couple of years indicates a more serious or business attitude toward your personal finances and your financial dealings with others. Saturn has to do with following the rules, being careful and taking a more conservative attitude toward finances. Some Libras will benefit through their partners resources. It can also mean more responsibilities where other people's money or possessions are concerned. This is likely to involve home, family or mother.

SCORPIO - As Saturn moves into your Sign, you will become more responsible or disciplined. You may be seen as the rebuilder, or the authority figure who comes in to transform or restore order. Your nature to share or to join with others should take a serious, more businesslike direction. You are likely to take on more responsibility in something that involves counseling, therapy or other people's resources. Since Saturn rules your 3rd House, personal obligations may involve communication, education or transportation. You may be called upon to take more responsibility in the community or to become a spokesperson for those around you. You could be in charge of sibling's resources or you may have to share certain responsibilities with siblings. These duties or obligations could involve death or inheritance.

SAGITTARIUS - Scorpio is on your 12th House. This is where we deal with karma. Your karmic lessons have to do with joint resources and sharing. Now is the time to benefit from your past dealings with others or pay the price for past financial transgressions. Your dealings with other people's resources could be a source of sorrow or sacrifice. Saturn here says it's time to be more conservative or even tough on others when it comes to you paying their way. Other people's health, work and pets are apt to be potential areas of sacrifice. Partner's health may relate to problems with prostrate, reproductive organs and or the process of elimination. Saturn in the 12th House gives an interest in things that are more spiritual, hidden or metaphysical in nature. Dealing with the "real" world or business is not high on your priority list now. It is likely that you will be ending some phase of your career over the next 2 or 3 years.

CAPRICORN - Saturn is Capricorn's ruling Planet, so you will feel this transformation in a more personal way. It happens in your 11th House of groups, friends and the future. With Saturn here, these areas of your life should be more important in a serious or business way. You may be in charge of some organization or group, or you may join together with groups or friends in some business venture. You may be called upon to deal with the resources of your friends. You may be in charge of group finances or joint possessions. This is a time of planning and building for the future, and with Scorpio here it may require some symbolic death and rebirth. Astrology teaches that friends have a lot to do with our future. Changes in friends relate to our own future hopes and dreams. Friends may take a more serious or ambitious attitude and their plans may involve you.

AQUARIUS - Saturn has reached the very top of your chart, the 10th House cusp. Saturn is the natural ruler of the 10th House of the horoscope and therefore gives great potential if you are ready to take on more responsibility and be in charge. Saturn demands control, discipline and personal responsibility. As it transits through this most powerful position for the next 2 years or so, your career is accented in a big way. This usually means that your leadership qualities are tested. If you avoid responsibility, you may be forced to deal with it. On some level it involves issues with the father. You will either be in charge of other people's money, possessions or their personal resources, or you will be dealing with these kinds of professionals. Career moves also have to do with these Scorpio things. There may be a death and rebirth symbolism in your career. Your business may have more to do with reclamation, repairing, restoration or waste. Scorpio is the counselor, so you may be seen as the therapist, psychiatrist, or some other advisor. You may require the skills of these kind of authority figures during this 2 year run of Saturn in Scorpio.

PISCES - Saturn moves into your Scorpio 9th House and gives a more serious or responsible attitude toward expanding your horizons. This can be increased responsibilities or more personal discipline where travel, philosophy, publishing and higher education is concerned. Business may be tied more to these things now. Saturn rules your 11th House of friends, so in some way there is a seriousness or some limitation regarding long distant friends. Serious transformations are taking place regarding all of these things. Legal authority figures may be more important during this transit. This would advise you to "follow the rules" or be more careful when dealing with legal matters for the next 2 years or so. This is especially true when traveling. From another perspective this transit could be good for dealing with long distant sales or publishing. An internet based business with a pseudonym might fit your personality well. You might join together in a serious way with foreigners or long distant friends or groups.


A Venus Rule

** For All Signs **

As Venus crosses your Ascendant or your Sun, it is most powerful for personal attraction. If you begin something on that day, the Venus energy will be with whatever you started forever. Venus is about love and attraction, so if you meet someone new on that day, it could be love at first sight. Or, if you buy new clothes and wear them that day for the first time, you will no doubt look great and will continue to look great every time you wear those clothes. Get a new haircut on the day Venus crosses your Sun or Ascendant and it will be a hit with others until you change it. Timing is everything in astrology, and any time you begin something new a horoscope for that event is set and in some symbolic way will "live" forever.

Pluto in Capricorn

Pluto entered Capricorn on the January 25, 2008. Through it's normal periodic retrograde motion it moved back into Sagittarius on June 13, 2008. On November 26, 2008 it moved back into Capricorn where it will transit until March 23, 2023. This 15 year transit combines some nasty energies. Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio and is the god of the underworld. It is the planet of terrorism, mass death, WMD's, financial manipulation, the devil and all other under worldly type characters. Capricorn is the sign of governments, leaders, big corporations, ambition, and control. When you combine these two qualities, you get some pretty scary situations and players in world politics.

On the other hand, Pluto represents power and Capricorn rules the color "black". It doesn't take much to see this as "black power". Here in the US we are seeing that symbolism take place in a hopefully positive way with the historic election of a Barack Obama. It is interesting that the last time this transit occurred, the US became a country. Therefore, this transit represents a very fated period in time for this country. This idea of black power and powerful black leaders should be more prevalent in the world during Pluto's transit through Capricorn.

Financial manipulation is much easier to comprehend now that we can watch the "big collapse" live on TV every hour, on the hour. Then, there is the obsession by many with the "one world government" fear and that "mark of the beast" thing, which is now beginning to look more and more likely. Unless we all belong to their club, we won't be able to buy, sell or trade. There is some extremely high level wheeling and dealing going on between world financial leaders now as we dig our way out of the financial collapse promised by Osama Bin Laden right after 911. I think GWB answered, "bring it on".

The old rules and rulers are about to be transformed. Pluto in Capricorn means a death and rebirth of world structures, foundations and boundaries. Pluto may offer up some extremely dangerous world leaders who are apt to use WMD's without hesitation. This can be a time of assassinations of world leaders and assassinations by world leaders.

We may have been given a hint as to what to expect over the next 15 years. In January when Pluto dipped into Capricorn for a few months, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated while running for a high political office in Pakistan. The following unrest in the country forced then leader Pervez Musharraf to resign peacefully.

Terror may rule or be used by rulers. Underground terror of some kind is more likely. Pluto in Capricorn until 2023/2024 is a time of the volcano, both symbolically and literally.

State sponsored terrorism was common the last time Pluto moved into Capricorn between 1762 and 1778. This was a time of pirates. The USA was "born" during this period - July 4th 1776. The biggest threat to trade was the Barbary Pirates who were backed by North African Moslem countries. It seems this country has had some connection to Islamic terrorism since the beginning.



Mercury retrograde is a cycle that occurs about 3 times a year for about 3 weeks each time. It is a time when Mercury appears to slow to a stop over several days and then appears to move backwards in the sky. It means that the symbolism related to Mercury, like communication, information and transportation, has to be "revisited" on some level. Plans that are made while Mercury is retrograde will have to be modified or rewritten. Mail, email, telephone messages, etc. are likely to be areas of confusion or frustration. Things get lost, machines break, light bulbs burn out and anything related to cars can be a source of problems.

The key to using this period in a positive way is to go back to things you've set aside and take a second look. You may be able to see things in a different light and fix past problems that you gave up on before. Go back and edit that unfinished book or document. It is a good time for research and doing the background work on some future project. It seems to be a good time for long distant trips from which you want to return. Just make sure you run through the check list before you leave.

The main thing to remember is that during a Mercury retrograde cycle most things relating to new beginnings will have to undergo some revision or be trashed all together. Whenever possible, avoid finalizing plans or signing important papers during these periods. Traveling or moving during a Mercury retrograde period means you'll come back.

Retrograde Periods

October 21, 2013 to November 10, 2013

February 6, 2014 to February 28, 2014

June 7, 2014 to July 1, 2014

October 4, 2014 to October 25, 2014


Don't worry, your Sign hasn't changed!

Parke Kunkle is on the board of directors of the Minnesota Planetarium Society and teaches astronomy. Recently he has stirred up a little controversy just to get some publicity. Either that or he knows nothing about astrology. As Sir Isaac Newton replied to Hailey Comet discoverer who was questioning Newton's belief in astrology, "Sir, I have studied it, you have not". If Parke Kunkle actually studied astrology, he would know the difference. Personally, I have more faith in Newton than Parke Kunkle. Like Newton, I have studied astrology.

Western astrology, also known as tropical astrology, is not based on the constellations. It is based on the seasons. There are many constellations but only 12 Signs. The Signs of the Zodiac begin on the spring equinox with zero degrees of Aries. Each Sign is exactly 30 degrees - no more no less. 12 Signs times 30 degrees equal exactly 360 degrees. There are exactly 360 degrees in the Zodiac and 360 degrees in a circle. The Zodiac is a perfect circle.



How Old is Western Civilization?



Gobekli Tepe is twice as old as the Egyptian pyramids and 7,000 years older than England's Stonehenge.


How Old Is The Zodiac?


How old is the Zodiac we use in western astrology? The oldest book of the Christian Bible is Job. In this book, which includes discussions about fate, free will and Karma, Job presents his argument to God by speaking in astrological terms and mentions the Zodiac (Mazzoroth). The experts put Job to around 1500 BC. That's pretty old, but not even close to the findings of Astronomer, Frank Edge, and his evidence that pushes the origins of the Zodiac back to at least 10,000 BC!

Frank Edge has discovered interesting astrological correlations in the famous cave paintings at Lascaux, France. These paintings show many images of the ancient skies at least 12,000 years ago including the Sign Gemini as a birdman and Taurus as a Bull. To this day Gemini is ruled by Mercury, "the messenger of the gods". Mercury had wings on his head and wings on his feet. I think you could call him a "bird" man. This seems to prove that the origins of the Western Zodiac are far older than previously thought. Here are some links:





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