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Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Rooster

January 29, 2017
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Happy Chinese New Year!  It’s the Year of the Rooster

I don’t know much about Chinese astrology, but I do know it’s more involved than just assigning an animal totem to everyone born in the same lunar year.  I found this website which used my day and year as well as time to calculate a few more details about my signs in the Chinese system....
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Mars transiting through Aries – Harness the power of the “Id”

January 29, 2017
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Mars transiting through Aries – Harness the power of the “Id”

Mars is the planet of desire and need – it is the planet associated with the “Id” in psychological theory – “the part of the mind in which innate instinctive impulses and primary processes are manifest.”  The Id makes no value judgments – it is pure desire and instinct, and so is Mars.  Freud didn’t...
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Aquarius New Moon January 27: Time for a new perspective

January 24, 2017
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Aquarius New Moon January 27: Time for a new perspective

The New Moon in Aquarius occurs on January 27th. Aquarius is the sign of social justice and rational thinking – it inspires us towards independence and innovation.  At the New Moon the Sun and Moon align to merge the conscious Self as represented by the Sun with the instinctive emotional patterns of the Moon.  This linking...
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Sunday inspiration: We’ve come a long way, baby

January 22, 2017
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Sunday inspiration: We’ve come a long way, baby

The Age of Cancer, approximately 6000-8000 bce, was marked by the rise of agriculture as a more reliable means to feed humanity than simple hunting and gathering.  The Moon, ruler of the nurturing and sign Cancer, became elevated to goddess stature and we begin to see cults of the “Mother Goddess” and fertility cults.  With...
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US Inauguration astrology and the Donald Trump update

January 19, 2017
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US Inauguration astrology and the Donald Trump update

Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States on January 20th at 12:00 pm, Washington DC.  The astrological chart for the inauguration is the chart for the presidency, so let’s take a look. Inauguration Chart astrology The Sun is in the first degree of Aquarius, the sign of freedom and...
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Pluto, psychology, transformation and the devil

January 18, 2017
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Pluto, psychology, transformation and the devil

You’ll be reading a lot about Pluto in these pages in the next months because I’m just entering a cycle of Pluto to an important system in my chart (geeky astrological details: to my Sun/Saturn/Neptune conjunction which squares Uranus).  Pluto was discovered in 1930 and is associated with psychology and the understanding of our hidden...
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America’s Pluto transit and a growing love of Putin

January 16, 2017
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America’s Pluto transit and a growing love of Putin

I just watched an interesting piece by Vox on the growing rise of admiration of Vladmir Putin by Republicans in the US.  (Youtube video below).  In 2014 70% of Republicans disapproved of Vladmir Putin.  By July 2016, Putin’s favorability ratings had spiked so that only 10% of Republicans disapproved of him. Putin is known...
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The astrology of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

January 13, 2017
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The astrology of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Following the tragic deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds within a day of each other HBO re-released the 2016 documentary about the mother and daughter.  The film depicts clearly the disconnect between the way these two viewed their relationship.  This incongruity is common in all relationships but is particularly painful in connections between mother...
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Cancerian Full Moon, January 12th: Balance, stability and Magic

January 11, 2017
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Cancerian Full Moon, January 12th: Balance, stability and Magic

As we approach the Cancer Full Moon on January 12th, a harmonious Mars cycle helps to energize us and shake off inertia.  We are inspired now for transformation and are likely to feel more alive and aware which will help us to find greater balance during this lunar time where much goes on beyond the superficial...
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