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New Moon in Cancer July 26 to August 25, 2014

Current Solar Eclipse: Taurus  April 29 to October 23, 2014

Next Solar Eclipse Cycle in Scorpio  October 23, 2014 to March 20, 2015

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LEO NEW MOON REPORT                       July 26 to August 25, 2014

The New Moon on July 26 marks the beginning of the Lunar Month. A New Moon is when the Sun and Moon come together at the same degree of the Zodiac. This month it happens at 3 degrees 52 minutes of Leo. This means that the exact position of the planets in the sky at the time of the New Moon set up a chart that will be in effect until the next New Moon in Virgo. This New Moon horoscope can be used with your personal chart to predict the basic influences of this 29 day Lunar Month cycle.

The New Moon represents new beginnings and a change in direction symbolized by Sign and House positions. So Leo will be accented for the next 29 days and the House in your own chart, in which it occurs, will show how you are personally affected.

As we move into Leo, the planetary influences are switching from Cancer symbolism to Leo. In other words, the previous new moon cycle had to do with the Cancer energy and therefore focused on things relating to the home, real estate, the mother, the family, personal security and the past. It was probably a more emotional time and domestic in nature. The New Moon in Leo on July 26th will accent the creative side of life for about 29 days. All creations are more important whether they are children, art, performance or anything you consider "your baby". The Sun rules Leo, so now is the time to express your own Sun Sign's highest potential. Wherever 3 degrees 52 minutes of Leo is in your own chart will show where you project your creative side and the showman within you. Along with your ability to take center stage, this cycle can bring with it drama. Remember our favorite Leo, "No Drama Obama". His Leo Sun is in the 6th House - health care and children. Expect more drama there.

Planetary Aspects

Jupiter New Moon Square Mars

The New Moon this month could be considered a Jupiter New Moon due to its proximity to Jupiter in the sky that day. Jupiter moved into Leo on July 16th and will remain in Leo for about 12 months. This can be quite beneficial since Jupiter has to do with expansion, travel and long distances. Leo has to do with fun, entertainment, drama, speculation, recreation and children or child-like activities. Jupiter's negative side can encourage going "overboard" or  overdoing it in some way and it also involves the judicial system. Too many children, too much drama, foreign children, foreign drama, international gambling and huge gambles.

The Jupiter New Moon also squares Mars, which just moved into Scorpio on July 25. Anger and aggression concerning war, death, shared resources, financial affairs, taxes and insurance are tied to legal or foreign speculation or gambles. This can be things like divorces, fights, wars, rebellions and military action. Ego conflicts, jealousy and money are often the results of this Mars/Scorpio kind of agitation.

Venus Trine Neptune

Venus forms a trine aspect to Neptune this Lunar month. This happens in water signs with water planets. This is feminine in nature and emotionally sensitive. The psychic or spiritual world is accented. Fantasy, imagination and music flow well. On some level, illusion and delusion can be quite beneficial now. Some will gain from sorrows, sacrifices, confusion or their faith, while others gain from water, liquids, oil, gases, drugs, medicine and places of isolation like hospitals or retreats.

Venus Opposite Pluto

Another aspect on this New Moon is the opposition between Venus in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. If you have anything in your chart around 10 to 12 degrees you may be affected. Cardinal Signs are affected most - Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. This aspect warns of ending relationships and opposing values. Business partnerships clash with personal selfish interests. This can bring dangerous upheaval in financial relationships - personal and international. This could involve insurance, taxes, banks and any other financial institution. The accent is on powerful money people and our own personal security.

Where Is The New Moon In Your Chart?

Wherever 3 degrees 52 minutes of Leo is in your horoscope shows where you can begin new projects that involve fun, recreation, creative activities and/or children. Of course with Jupiter's influence, the affects of nature, foreign people, travel or legal activities could play a part in all the "drama". Jupiter adds expansion and a certain amount of luck, but the Mars influence warns that big gambles and over doing it in general can result in pain, financial or otherwise.


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 most "Sun Sign" type readings (like this), you should use 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 Leo

July 26 to August 25, 2014

ARIES - The Jupiter/Leo New Moon is in your 5th House. This combines the symbolism of Leo with fun, romance, recreation, entertainment and children in your life. Jupiter adds long distances, legal matters and/or getting closer to nature. Games of chance and gambling are more likely this lunar month. You are in tune with the child side of life. You are very creative now, especially when it comes to entertainment and theater or acting. This is a good time to express that talent. Creations of all kinds are accented. This can be your art, your music or even your children. Children in your life are more important. This can be the "child within" as well as the children around you. Children's creations and their children may be more important this lunar month.

TAURUS - The Jupiter/Leo New Moon in your 4th House has to do with your home, mother figures and the past. Your creativity and ability to entertain is expressed in your home or with family. Land speculation or gambling in the home is possible now. Genealogy, ancestry or family history may be fun and provide entertainment or some legal drama. Long distant children or grand children may add energy to the atmosphere at home. Your mother's creativity or entertainment, as well your own domestic creativity will be accented. Much of this month's energy will continue to be felt on and off until August 11th 2015 when Jupiter moves out of Leo and into Virgo. 

GEMINI - The Jupiter/Leo New Moon is influencing your 3rd house. This combines long distant activities with everything close. It involves people close to you on some level like relatives, neighbors, roommates, and very close friends. So long distant or outdoor fun and entertainment are tied to these people in some way. Traditionally, the 3rd house rules brothers and sisters, so you may hear from siblings about some dramatic issue involving their creativity, recreation or children. The 3rd house also has to do with vehicles, so the accent is on vehicular entertainment and children. Take the kids on a road trip or go to the races. The 3rd House rules over education, so schools and books are related to children or art more this month.


CANCER - The 2nd house Jupiter New Moon in Leo suggests a time to concentrate on expanding your resources through creative outlets. This new moon increases the value you place on yourself and your own creations. Your personal values and your self worth are always linked to Leo and include art, fun, recreation, entertainment, creativity and children. You may spend money or other resources on children, fun and recreation this lunar month. Cancer's finances are always tied to Leo related things. You may increase your self worth by investing time or money in art or children's activities. Leo type people are always tied to your money or possessions in some way. You may gain financially from art, recreation, drama or gambling during this period.

LEO - The New Moon is in your 1st House, Leo. This is your time of the year. Get in touch with the dramatic, creative side now. Your birthday is your personal "New Years Day" and sets up the next 12 months, so make this day a good one. It is time for you to begin new activities relating to fun, recreation, romance and children. Get closer to children or that inner child. Your creative side should be stronger during this period. It is a time of personal self expression. Get up on stage and put on a show.

Jupiter moved into your 1st House on July 16th and will remain until August 2015. You should feel more expansive, optimistic, generous and outgoing for the next 13 months. Your creative persona is powerful, and at times it can be overwhelming. Know when to hold them, know when to fold them.

VIRGO - The 12th house New Moon requires sacrifice on some level and teaches humility, compassion and understanding. This is not a time for the ego. Sorrows or hidden issues will relate to children, recreation and romance. You are apt to be somewhat insecure where your own creativity is concerned this month. Recognition is hard to come by now. You may even feel you are isolated at times. Get off by yourself and meditate or express your innermost artistic side. It is a good time to study art or child psychology. You will gain by being compassionate, understanding and humble with those who are afflicted or less fortunate. Humility wins the race and makes the gains now. It could be said that as Jupiter transits your 12th House, your guardian angel is on high alert. It will be there until August 2015.

LIBRA - The New Moon is in your 11th House of groups, friends and  the future. You are likely to be involved in Leo type groups and organizations. In other words, you could naturally join organizations or groups involved with theater, art or children. Fun, games and sports would also fit the Leo symbolism. This is a good time to meet new friends. Friends and their children or the children of friends are important. This is a good time to have fun with your friends. Take a vacation with friends or visit friends on vacation. This is also a good time to enjoy the company of your children's "partners". Beware of financial tension with your own partner.

As Jupiter moves through your 11th House until August 2015, your social life may pick up and involve travel or foreign people. Jupiter may indicate lots of new friends over the next 12 months or so.

SCORPIO - The Jupiter/Leo New Moon in your 10th House emphasizes your honor, prestige and career. During this lunar month your fame and notoriety are the focus. You may be seen as a professional or an authority figure, or you will deal more with these type people. With the Leo symbolism, honor is tied to art, children and theater. Your creations or performance can elevate you into the limelight now. This is an excellent lunar month to receive recognition for your children and your leadership qualities. Child-like authority figures are accented for some reason and children in your life are elevated to a position of honor and prestige. This is a good time to deal with professionals and people in high places. Get advice and professional help from people involved in performance, recreation, sports, creativity or children. Have fun with authority figures in your life.

SAGITTARIUS - The 9th House Jupiter New Moon combines your own Sagittarian qualities with all the Leo symbolism. Long distant children or recreation are more important this Lunar month. This should be a good time to travel, to publish, or put info out there for others to benefit - especially things involving recreation, creativity or children. It is a time for religion, philosophy and political subjects involving children, art or games. Deal with religious people, in-laws, grandchildren, lawyers and politicians now. Travel involving fun, vacations, children or gambling is accented now. Enjoy nature and the outdoors, put yourself out there, and be open to new adventures. Activities are likely to involve nature, camping, picnics, barbeques or long distances.

CAPRICORN - The Jupiter/Leo New Moon in the 8th House will express itself with your ability to share with children, romantic partners and foreigners. It also accents child psychology and psychologists. This is a time to join forces with children or creative type people. Other people's children should be accented more now. You may find yourself dealing with inheritances or children's possessions. This is a good time for financial deals related to art, sports or gaming subjects, but not with friends. Transformational energies involving your self expression are at work this lunar month. The child is set free. This time of the year is always about joining with or sharing with others. This is a time to share your love and your "toys" with others. Psychic experiences and all death and rebirth symbolism are also part of the 8th House symbolism.

AQUARIUS - The Jupiter/Leo New Moon in your 7th house puts the attention on your partner and the people with whom you socialize. This means fun, recreation and entertainment will be more important to your relationship with these people. Your partner may be more romantic (or dramatic) this lunar month. Jupiter here shows expansion, foreign influences and travel where others are concerned. You may team up with others in a creative partnership of some kind. This is a time when children may bring about social gatherings in your life, or you may socialize more with children or child-like people. The accent is now on the partner and fun, games and recreation. It is likely that this time of year your social life picks up and it is a great time to meet new people. You would tend to socialize with Leo type people or people who are entertaining.

PISCES - Leo rules your 6th House. This area of the chart has to do with health, service, clothes, pets and work environment. Serve or be served are the key words for the 6th house. This lunar month the focus is on health, work, co-workers and the work environment. Health concerns may involve the heart or heart related problems. Problems or work/health have to do with love, romance and children. You may find yourself involved in service related situations with children or the creative side of life. You serve children or they serve you. Work on something artistic, creative or recreational this New Moon period. Have fun or romance at work. This is a good time for a company party that encourages a more child-like atmosphere at work or with co-workers.

Jupiter moving into your Leo 6th House says travel and foreign influences are tied to work or health until August 25, 2015.







Current Solar Eclipse

April 29, 2014 to October 23, 2014

The New Moon on April 29 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 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. A Solar Eclipse cycle usually lasts about 6 months. This one will last until October 23, 2014 when the next Solar Eclipse "takes over".

As with any Solar Eclipse, its astrological effects actually begin to "kick in" around the full moon two weeks before the actual eclipse and its effects are then felt for about 6 months or until the next Solar Eclipse. So, many will begin to feel the effects of this eclipse as early as the April 15, 2014 Lunar Eclipse.

As we move into the Taurus Solar Eclipse cycle, we are completing the previous Scorpio cycle that occurred on November 3, 2013. That was a Dharma Solar Eclipse cycle and had more to do with making personal adjustments and transformations where finances and interpersonal relationships are concerned. Sharing, joint finances and all financial institutions including banks, IRS and insurance were more important. These things should have helped put us on our own individual "right" path. This 6 month Scorpio cycle accented death, finances and other people's resources. It is coming to an end, and the new Taurus Eclipse is more about life and new growth.

As the Taurus cycle kicks in, it is now 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 things. 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 in our lives that are really valuable will be more important. We are all more likely to develop new attitudes where personal 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 most "Sun Sign" type readings (like this), you should use 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 29, 2014 to October 23, 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. The accent is on your true value and your personal worth which could be about to change. Donald Sterling, the owner of the Clippers, is a Taurus with this Solar Eclipse conjunct his Sun.

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 or let go of something valuable that you no longer need and gain from a loss or from some self sacrificial good deed.

CANCER - The value of groups, friends and the future is accented with the Taurus Solar Eclipse in your 11th house. Financial 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, more material interests like farming, gardening, food, money and all things related to sustenance and substance. 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 that 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 as well as your friends. It may even lead to a personal, 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 or petty nature, then this Solar Eclipse cycle may help you learn some Karmic lesson. Barack Obama is a Leo.

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 or 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 may 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, sex and all interpersonal relationships. Vladimir Putin is a Libra.

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. They can be caring and sensual as well as possessive and stubborn. During this Solar Eclipse cycle, Karmic lessons are tied to other people and their values, their money and their possessions. 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 for gain and personal growth in these areas.

PISCES - The Taurus Solar Eclipse is in your 3rd house and involves everything that is close or local. This includes siblings, neighbors, roommates and very close friends. The 3rd House also has to do with communication, education and transportation. When combined with the Taurus Eclipse, money and possessions are added to the mix. Karmic lessons are tied to the value you receive from these 3rd House experiences. This may involve your money, possessions or personal values as they relate to siblings, vehicles, education or community. The 3rd House of the horoscope rules over all educational pursuits, so school or some training may help transform your way of thinking where money, food or true values are concerned. As always, Solar Eclipses can represent an ending of some kind. For you this may represent the end of some close relationship while at the same time learning its true value or cost.




Next Solar Eclipse

Oct 23, 2014 to March 20 2015

On October 23rd the Sun and Moon come together at 0 degrees 25 minutes of Scorpio to create the second Solar Eclipse of 2014. 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 8th, and it will last until the Pisces Solar Eclipse on March 20, 2015.

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. It can 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 some personal transformation.

This Scorpio Solar Eclipse indicates the end of the previous Taurus Solar Eclipse cycle that represented the power and pain of new growth, accumulation and personal re-evaluation. This Scorpio Eclipse cycle begins a new 6 month cycle of financial "wheeling and dealing" and all interpersonal relationships. This Scorpio Solar Eclipse gives the opportunity for growth through death, transformation or 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 Pisces on March 20, 2015. Each of us will feel its effect in the area of our 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 most "Sun Sign" type readings (like this), you should use 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 March 20, 2015.

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 March 20, 2015.


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 may see your mother (or parent figure) involved in Scorpio type things like death and rebirth, transformation, sharing and other people's resources. She may be involved with counselors, therapists or psychics. This parent could be involved in financial institutions, insurance or buying and selling. 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 March 20, 2015. You need to share your family or your "home base". In some symbolic way you may 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 March 20, 2015.

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 October 23, 2014 and lasts until March 20, 2015. 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 March 20, 2015. 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.




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

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, Taurus, as the traditional bull and Gemini as a birdman. 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 proves that the origins of the Western Zodiac are far older than previously thought.

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