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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Murder in the 11th House

Learning astrology can be fun.

 

If you like astrology and enjoy a good murder mystery, Murder in the 11th house is a good, fun, read. Mitchell Scott Lewis has started a detective series that stars a detective/astrologer.

Detective David Lowell became wealthy using astrology, now he has time to help others by using his detective skills along with astrology. Astrology is used to search for a murderer. The author does a great job explaining the birth charts of many of the characters in his novel.

What a great way to learn astrology. I have always believed learning is easier with stories.

 Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2012

By now most of you have heard of the 2012 shift, coinciding with the reset of the Mayan Calendar.  If you do not know anything about this event, I suggest you go to a search engine, such as Google, and type in the words "end of Mayan Calendar". This is not the end of the calendar. It is the end of a 28,000 year cycle and the start of a new cycle. There will be celebrations and meditations all over the world starting on December 12, 2012 and ending on December 21, 2012 (Eastern Standard Time). Join one of the meditations, or do your own meditations or affirmations. At least think about the power of love throughout the day and until December 21.

Namaste

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Across the Planetary Aisle by Philip Sedgwick

An article by Philip Sedgwick a great astrologer

During the past few days, Jupiter aligned with the immensely powerful Great Attractor through an opposition. For all intents and purposes, he’s still there, and will be through his station in one month, and continuing through the middle of November.

In the next couple days, the Sun, from his position of discernment in Virgo, comes up to square Jupiter.

The Sun and Jupiter are the most massive two bodies in our solar system, and both now occupy mentally-based, idea-driven signs.

The Great Attractor, which Jupiter now opposes, emanates energy in all electromagnetic frequencies, excluding none. As well, the gravity of the Great Attractor is so intense that it bends light completely around it, allowing for a look at what might be hidden in a hand behind the back. Not a great time for magicians... or politicians.

I find it ironically perfect that this year, the Jupiter to the Great Attractor aspect became exact in between the two major political conventions in the United States - I’m sure similar things are playing out on news networks that do not broadcast in this country. It’s time for ideas that work, without the nonsense of spin, special interests and sleight of hand. Since Jupiter is the planet of fortune, he might say, “Good luck with that set of aspirations.”

Still, Mars recently passed the degree of the immense, gravitationally significant, consciousness warping (in a good way) Shapley 8 galactic cluster and Saturn will be there a fortnight after Jupiter’s upcoming station. And with the recent enormous blast of solar energy on Earth, the titillation in the air points toward saving the world through the application of newly acquired insight, innovation, brilliance and the seeds of understanding that endorses a consciousness that supports cooperation. This at a time when the two big guys in the solar system are most inclined to argue about which one has the best ideas.

Yesterday evening I attended a political event here in Tucson. I have debated revealing any details of the politician, but have decided that I will because he is such a good example of a better way of sorting out confrontational planetary patterns and reaching across the planetary aisle for an honest agreement between disagreeing parties.

Dr. Richard Carmona, Surgeon General of the United States under Republican President George W. Bush, is running for Senate in the State of Arizona as a Democrat. Dr. Carmona has a Mars-Saturn conjunction in Virgo, now impacted by the square from Jupiter and direct transit from the Sun. Just to show you his conjunction works, after 9/11 he took input from the medical community, largely from doctors at a trauma center he developed in Arizona, to organize the shipping and disbursement of emergency medication in the event of a national emergency - a system which previously did not exist.

So last evening in his pitch to Democrats and a fair number of undecided voters, he talked about the transit in place, without talking about the transit in place. Of course he wants to be elected, but in doing so, he will not make promises he cannot keep, nor declare unrealistic objectives. He declared his positions on many hot button topics, committing to working on those issues by finding others who agree, and those who do not, but can agree to cooperation and intelligent legislation once the real denominator of the hot issues surface, free of talking points. He noted that you cannot just win an election with platforms that lack thought and fail to fulfill specific needs of the people one represents. No politician is going to go to any capital and single-handedly turn over silly legislation, repressive policies or suppressive strategies with a single blow, one hand tied behind their back. It’ll take a majority.

First common ground must be established. Clear objectives must be defined. Cooperation must be sought between disagreeing parties based upon intelligent discourse, and with the use of universally guided facts presented in a respectful manner. Then, steps forward can be taken... just like Jupiter and the Sun are doing right now... or at least pointing out right now.

In the skies above the Sun in Virgo talks like he’s got the issues nailed. The facts are sorted, conclusions drawn and the finger is on the trigger of the action button. Jupiter, now slowing down to pivot and retrograde, inserts a dramatic leisurely yawn over the Sun’s discourse, then asks, “Have you looked at it from this point of view?”

The stunned Sun retorts, “Why would I do that?”

Jupiter replies, “I don’t know. I read something different somewhere.”

The Sun shoots back, “Where? Wikipedia? Are you forgetting that you orbit me?”

“Yeah,” retorts Jupiter, “I have more moons orbiting me than you have planets.”

“Oh yeah?” says the Sun. “I got far more stuff orbiting me than you do, especially if you consider the asteroids and Kuiper Belt.”

“No one considers that,” Jupiter observes. “It’s debris. You want to count debris?”

“It’s not debris,” protests the Sun. “I have terrestrial planets, gaseous planets, dwarf planets and protoplanets.”

“Dwarf planets don’t count,” says Jupiter, clipping a hang nail away from his red spot, “Nor do protoplanets. No astronomer counts them as planets really. That’s delusional.”

“They should,” argues the Sun. “Astrologers count them.”

“Some astrologers count them.” Jupiter yawns again. “There are less astrologers that use them than you have terrestrial planets.”

Sound familiar? Whether the argument appears from the editorial voice in your head arguing with your creative spirit, the action side of you in debate with your “I’m not sure if I can side,” or supportive friends and family smashing your latest idea for a great business that might save the world, the contention is out there. And Jupiter and the Sun might just be in cahoots watching earthlings act it out as they laugh their celestial butts off.

Here’s what you can do:

State the purpose of your intended action, philosophical development, creative project.
Detail all facts about its development including cost factors, time lines and buckets of blood, sweat and tears required (while anticipating no unnecessary adversity).

Communicate your objectives clearly and in bite-size sentences.
Ask if there are any questions. Answer questions succinctly and free of defensiveness.
Ask for a show of hands as to who wants to be onboard. Shake those hands and get going.
As you get going, allow for new insights, facts and universal magic to continue shaping your objectives.

Reach across the aisle of your psyche, make friends, play nice and get on with the getting.

Oh yeah, a reading might be a good idea. Book now. Buy stuff, too. Reports are nice. The Galactic Trilogy is awesome.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

You Have A Choice


You have a choice about how you handle daily life. You can buy clothes made in another country, or you can make them. They will fit better, look better and last longer. You can use your dryer for your sheets, or you can hang them on the line in the Sun, especially cotton. Your sheets smell wonderful, they feel wonderful, and they last longer. The Sun will kill any remaining bacteria, and you will save energy. After washing towels in the washing machine, my neighbor hangs the damp towels on her deck in the sun. Just smelling those sun kissed towels is heavenly.

Until the last week of September, the Sun will be in Virgo. Daily life is connected with Virgo. Virgo wants perfection, and Virgo will cause you to expend incredible energy to improve your life. If you don’t do something to better your daily existence, you will start to notice your imperfections and feel guilty or uncomfortable. To satisfy this craving, and your Virgo nature, start making better choices. This may mean eating something healthy for breakfast, getting a better night’s sleep, taking more walks, taking a course, or hanging your sheets on the line. You can spend less time watching TV, and spend time outside caring for your vegetables; being tired is not an excuse to get off the couch. If you spend time outside or even moving around, you will have a renewal of energy and feel better. The bottom line - make better choices.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Head Case


What is happening in Texas? Tom Head, a judge from Texas, Lubbock County, is declaring there will be a civil war in Texas, so they need to raise taxes.  He wants to buy military gear for the civil war. Will Texans vote to raise taxes because he is trying to scare the ### out of them?

What is his story? Is he a friend of Todd Akin? Did they go to the same school? It sounds like a Meth outbreak, or maybe they are smoking wacky tobacky together.

Texas is a nice place. It must be embarrassing to live there right now. Most Texans are educated and helpful.

Is there something in the water? Are they eating the rubber eggs?

Say a prayer that Texans will not be infected by this wackiness. I don’t think it is catching.

And what is happening to the Republican Party? First, it was Todd Akin, who is running for the senate. He did not know how women get pregnant. Now it is Tom Head.

For you astrologers, no, Mercury is not retrograde, but Neptune is in an opposition with the Sun. This makes people say things they don't mean, makes them misunderstood, or reveal characteristics they don't want people to see, or reveals that they are inept, or on drugs, or alcohol. Hidden secrets, such as affairs, are revealed.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Todd Akin – Don’t Get Pregnant!

A controversy erupted after Todd Akins, a candidate for the senate race in Missouri, USA, told a television interviewer that a woman's body is capable of preventing pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape."  He said, "if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.".

He later apologized, explaining he meant to say "forcible rape". Forcible rape??

The abortion and "legitimate" rape issue are being addressed by politicians and media alike.What I want to know is how a woman can avoid pregnancy during sex and shut it down, other than contraceptives. He must know a big secret about preventing pregnancy. Does Akin assume all women are on the pill? Is he saying that abortion will happen naturally if a woman is raped?

Are women supposed to sing a religious song, pray to God, or chant out "no, no, no, I won't get pregnant? Is there a special move that modern women don't know? Did he read a medical report about Native American women? Supposedly, Native American women had the ability to prevent pregnancy. Does Todd Akin know Native Americans and is keeping it secret?

He said he read some kind of report about prevention. Does he know that little about women? Did he flunk high school biology? Maybe he feel asleep during class. Is he stupid? What is his IQ? Has he been hitting the bottle? Is he from another planet? Maybe they do things differently on that planet. Are we getting another politician who doesn't know what is going on in the world? (Hint, think of a recent female politician, who is probably smarter than Akin, and is good looking.) Do you want someone with such a lack of smarts to represent you? Maybe he can just put up his feet, drink a beer, and let his underlings do the work.

He should put through a bill that will support the mother while bearing and raising the child, as well as support the child after birth, and pay for college. And let the financial burden come out of Todd Akins’s pocket, as well as the fathers, if he can be found. Todd Akin, put your money where your mouth is.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

From Rubber Chicken to Rubber Eggs


Politicians in the United States are getting back at us for making them eat all that rubber chicken at fundraisers. They are making us eat rubber eggs.

Foods currently approved for irradiation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration include meat and poultry, eggs, fruits and vegetables, juices, herbs, spices and flour. Does that leave anything out?

When the eggs are cooked, the white part turns into a sponge.

Make friends with a neighbor who has fresh, organic, eggs from free-range chickens. That means they eat bugs, which nature intended them to do. If you are not able to get fresh eggs, don't bother eating them, they taste and feel horrible.

Warning to anyone visiting the United States, especially if you are from France, our eggs are terrible. If they have a good taste, they have been treated with something that's probably worse than irradiating eggs.

Sustainabletable.org says that the effects of irradiation are still unknown. Irradiation alters molecular structure and creates toxic chemicals that create carcinogens. 

We will slowly kill millions to save a few lives. Actually, the bottom line is financial, not saving lives. The regulators can allow dirty farms, and fewer people will sue the big agribusinesses. It saves them money, and saves the insurance companies money. The lawyers lose out, and so do we. We can’t prove that irradiated food caused the cancer that may kill us. We won't have any money to sue anyway since the cancer will wipe out our bank accounts.

We had better learn how to be like plants and get our nourishment from the sun. Since the food crops are dying out anyway, maybe it is time. We should all grow our own food, although if a GMO seed wanders into our yards, the seed companies will sue us.

It’s a Mad, Mad, world

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Paul Ryan - It's Chicklet Time


Mitt Romney has announced his running mate in the US presidential election -Paul Ryan. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Republican Party is finally starting to use image for success. It's hard to believe it took them so long to figure this out with all the money they have, of which they spend a large amount on marketing experts.

Image has become so predominant in our society, that it is often more important than knowledge or expertise. Look at what happened when Gabby Douglas won a gold medal in London this summer at the 2012 Olympics. The focus was her hair, it was too curly; it should have been straightened; it looked greasy; she should lighten it like Beyonce. Winning a gold medal was not as important as her hair. This doesn't say much for the media, or for the masses. Although, most comments on web sites are fakes.

If you look at the photo of Paul Ryan next to Mitt Romney, he makes Mitt look old and tired. They should keep these men separated. In one photo, it looked as if Mitt was missing teeth. In a country that obsesses on gleaming, white chiclet teeth, this is a mistake. 

In photos of Mitt Romney, they show him in jeans and shirts, sleeves rolled up, collar loosened. His handlers may use this image to appeal to the people, but all this does is make him look like he needs a shower, a shine, and an iron. And he shouldn’t roll the sleeves up so far; (many people have commented that his arms are not his best feature). Maybe he has a problem with heat. At least, they have moved most of the older, larger, members of the party to the background in photo ops

Please dress Mitt Romney differently, after all, he is running for president.  In many photos, Paul Ryan is also without tie. Mmmmm, what is going on, casual appeal to the working class?

Paul Ryan fits the image to which most Americans aspire. He is trim and tall, with wide shoulders, a good head of hair, and a good jaw line, no jowls. His ears stick out a little, but so do Obama’s ears. His mouth is small, and he often has a tight smile, but this does not detract from his appearance. A soft full mouth is not as important for men as it is for women. As the months go by, he will be taught to smile with his eyes more often, and show his teeth, which are not the phony, brilliant white, glow in the dark, the "I've had cosmetic whiteners" look.

You may think that all this will only appeal to younger voters, but older voters are influenced by looks as well. Older women (the grandmother type) have been heard saying,” such a nice looking young man". They don’t say such a smart, wise, or compassionate man, just nice looking, or they mention that he has a good job. The US has become ab image driven, youth obsessing, culture. Sadly, this is happening all over the world.

Paul Ryan is only 42, but he has many years of experience in public office, and he is Chairperson of the House Budget Committee, which is very important in these troubled economic times. He is also a co-founder of the Young Guns Program. He also has a look that should satisfy other cultures. He definitely does not look overfed, which is one of the things the Middle East uses against Americans.

He has a very nice looking family with the perquisite 2+ kids, one girl, and two boys.

This campaign is already taking its toll on Ryan. If you look at photo close ups, his eyes are tired and red.

If he doesn't make it on this ticket, we will surely see him again in 2016.

It may be an odd coincidence, but since my article on Eric Cantor, he has disappeared from public view.

 We are not a shallow civilization, are we?

At the turn of the 20th century, Alice Bailey wrote a book about glamour becoming a world problem. Her books are a slow read, but worth it.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Rice Paddies and Cow Farts


 I am not going to say that man has caused the recent heat wave, but man has to be blamed for contributing to weather changes. 
Methane is the second biggest cause of an increase in heat. Rice paddies contribute 20% of worldwide methane. It is said that the biggest contributors in the Unites States are cows and the gas they give off. Yikes!
The Chinese along with American researches are investigating a way to decrease rice paddy methane to nothing. It may be as simple as changing farming methods, which will improve the rice harvest.
The Sun, the bringer of heat, has just completed a sextile with Jupiter and will be making a trine with Saturn on August 17, 2012, which I have heard some mystics say will be a big day. We will see.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Heat Wave

The last time there was a heat wave in the United States as severe as this summer (2012) was in the 1930's, the Dust Bowl years. Science is debating the cause, global warming versus a natural phenomenon.

There is a difference between using technology to measure climate data and actually being there. As climatologists state, clouds play an important part in weather. You can measure, and measure, and measure, but if you leave the human component out, you will only get a partial picture. Talk to older people, they will tell you that the skies are different. They will talk about the bygone days of beautiful skies with fluffy white clouds that were seen all over the sky. They will talk about the soft light even on a sunny day. Now it is bright blues skies with few clouds, and it has been that way for several years.

We have to combine weather patterns and  with human actions. If we examine past droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, tornadoes, and monsoons, and then add human conditions, would we read those disasters in the same way? Would past disasters have been more severe? Man has created billions of reflective surfaces, and chopped down many forests that absorb C02. Man has filled the air with C02 from manufacturing and transportation, and man has filled the oceans, and the world with junk, which affects wildlife and the ecosystem. All these things have to be taken into account, along with atmospheric and space conditions.

 We must look for solutions instead of spending money and time on arguments over cause.

Air conditioners and elevators that do not work are not good for business and the economy. Crops that fail bring problems, especially when we have not saved seven years of grain, as was done in the ancient past.

In destroying many parts of our planet, will we be held captive and destroyed by climate change and pollution? If the fishing grounds outside Somalia were not destroyed by other countries, Somalia may not have resorted to piracy and found it to be more profitable, and economically disastrous for the rest of the world.

The dust bowl had a man-made destructive component, as well as a climatic component, so the blame is not entirely on a cycle of nature.

In the 1930's and 1940's the aspects were extremely difficult, as they are now. Uranus and Pluto were in a malefic aspect then, and they are in a malefic aspect now, (a square). We have several more years of this challenging square aspect; this aspect will not complete until 2017. We have a choice, we can complain about the challenges, or we can try to find solutions globally and personally.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

It's Back

It took some searching, but I finally found my old template. I hope you don't miss the orange that came with the Google template. It was kind of nice, but it was hard to manipulate the code in the new template. 

Mercury which is still retrograde made me work for it - review and redo.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Buy! No, Don't Buy! Yes, Buy!


The latest news is saying that the slow economic recovery is your fault!

We aren't spending enough. But on the other hand, we are criticized often for conspicuous consumption.

We spent enough in the past. How many homes, garages, or basements do you know of that are not cluttered? Should we clear out the clutter, never to over-consume again? Uh, oh, won't that affect manufacturing and jobs?

So now we need to spend more. But where is that money going to come from? Will it come from the unemployed, or the people still paying student loans who cannot find a job that pays enough to cover all the costs? And since the standard of living is rising in China, aren't goods going to get more expensive?

If we do buy more stuff, where will we put it? We can spend more money on construction to expand our storage space.

We are told to save our money, and then we are told to spend it. Don't forget to save for retirement.

Are you confused yet?

Can you tell that Mercury is still retrograde?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Planets in Therapy

The book Planets in Therapy, by Greg Bogart, is a great book. Many astrology books are called “cookbooks”, giving you only "recipes" for planets, signs, and aspects. But this is a book about processes, as well as information on prediction, analysis, with a little cookbook type information. Everything has been included that anyone could possibly need to do a good consultation or learn more about astrology. This book is informative, and yet, it is easy to understand. Reading this book is like reading an entrancing story. It is not a dry tome. I have been a professional astrologer for years and I found things in this book that will improve my work, as well as my own life. 

There are excellent discussions on signs, planets, houses, aspects, transits, progressions and even solar arcs, and there is a good chapter on predictions. Included are stories of how planetary events affect real people. He explains what they are and how to use them. There is an easy to understand chapter on Dane Rudhyar and his writings, including Rudhyar’s Lunation Cycle. I especially like this section since Rudhyar’s writings are often obscure and hard to understand. 

He emphasizes the importance of engaging a client in the session and encouraging give and take. I have been doing this for years, even though I was trained in the old “meat and potatoes” way. The therapeutic way is the best way to balance out astrology. Many psychologists are quietly using astrology in therapy with incredible success. The information in this book will help you become a therapeutic astrologer. Being able to predict events is wonderful, but you don't want you, your friends, or your clients to go home wondering, "now what I do with this information about my life; what do I do when the event happens?" This book solves that problem.

Throughout the book, there are many examples of meditation, cognitive therapy, and specific exercises to help you work with the birth chart and upcoming transits. So whether you are working with other people or your own chart, you will have the knowledge and tools to get more out of life. 

Few books go into such detail on how to process the information given by the birth chart. The birth chart is a blueprint of your life. By using the methods in this book, you will learn ways to become the architect of your life, building and molding events to help you evolve and create a better life. 

This is a must-have book if you want to help yourself and others. You do not have to be an astrologer to enjoy this book. Planets in Therapy is definitely on my bookshelf 
 and will be well used.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Eric Cantor - Good Moves


I have included links to photos in this article. If I post the photos, I am in violation of copyright laws. Sorry you have to leave the page to see the photos. If possible open another window with my blog, and then click on the photos.

I know looks are not everything but the Republicans are getting smart, they are using nice looking men to get their point across, and it's about time.

Study this photo of Eric Cantor U.S House Majority Leader

Everyone in this photo is trim, with a good head of hair, attractive ears that don't stick out, and nice jaws. Although I notice the man on the right with the gorgeous hair has a dent in his ear.. Maybe it's from a stud or an ear bud? But that's all right; after all, the Republicans have been criticized for being good old boys or country club stodgy for too long.

Whoever directed this photo shoot took advantage of camera angles. The photo of Eric Cantor was taken from below which makes him look taller and uses his good left side. (See, there is hope for us when we get our picture taken, all we have to do is adjust the angle. I find my angle is better from above). This angle emphasizes his good bone structure and nice jaw, (no jowls). I have noticed this camera angle is used often when Eric Cantor's photo is taken.

Young people are tired of images of older men like Newt and Rush, and older people don't want to be reminded of what they look like. We are a youth cult.

It would be nice to see a little muscle; people love good biceps and these guys look like they use the gym. If they don't, I want to know their secret.

Maybe they could do an interview after jogging, or at least a more relaxed photo in colorful shorts and short sleeve shirts on the Washington promenade, or near the Lincoln (a Republican) Memorial. Dark suits are somewhat gloomy, and we certainly have had enough gloom. Young voters are casual. They are not impressed with pictures of guys who have climbed the corporate or political ladder - as least they don't care yet.

Obama took advantage of a trim athletic body, a nice smile, family values and positive attitudes to boost his image and it worked. This image helped put him in office.

Bobby Jindal was photographed often when Obama got into office. The Republicans wanted to show that they are not a WASP culture. Jindal has a beautiful rich skin color and his ancestry is eastern, (India I believe).

I don't think the Bobby Jindal thing did that much to improve the Republican image. Politicians used to hold babies to boost their ratings, but this does not work any more, especially with overpopulation.

I know John Boehner is often called on to speak, but his tan is a little overwhelming. This time they have him in the back.

Did you know that the Whigs are considered the start of the Republican Party? It was formed to champion the rights of slaves and promote higher education.

This is a link to a frontal view of Eric Cantor; notice that his face is thinner and longer.

Compare his photo to the photo of Abraham Lincoln (another Republican) on Wikipedia. Reincarnation?

This is an example of Mercury of commerce, conversation, and politicians sextile Venus of beauty.

Reagan used the Void of Course Moon to get what he wanted; and it worked like a charm.

Politicians should pay more attention to astrology.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Change

Unfortunately my blog template has changed. You may have to re-sign for email notification. I am working on making improvements, but the Feedblitz notification has disappeared.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

2012 Doomsday or Delight?

Another event many doomsdayers are using to support the theory that Dec 21, 2012 will bring dramatic change is the conjunction of the Sun with the Galactic Center.  Sorry, this is not an unusual event, the Sun conjuncts the Galactic Center every year as it leaves Sagittarius on December 21 at winter solstice.

I put more faith in the Transit of Venus this summer than all the ravings about the Mayan Calendar causing a major change on our planet. Venus brings just as many good things as it brings difficulties, even though the Mayans equated Venus with war.

On December 21st, the Mayan Calendar starts over, it does not predict the end of the world. If anything happens on that date, it is not due to the Mayan Calendar. Although, if a billion, or even a million, people meditate on 12/21/12 who knows what good will come out of that meditation. It never hurts to think good thoughts, pray good prayers, wish for peace, or envision a happier future for the planet.

Monday, July 02, 2012

The Mayan Calendar and the 26,000 Year Cycle


There is a misconception about the Mayan Calendar that has to do with its 26,000 year cycle.
The 26,000 year cycle is not the revolution of the sun around the galaxy. That revolution takes millions of years, (about 240 million). The 26,000 year cycle has to do with the wobble of the Earth, which causes the Precession of the Equinoxes. .
By the way, the Mayan calendar is doing a reset; it's only the end of an old cycle and the start of a new cycle. The world is not coming to an end; it is the start of a transformation, and the 26,000 year cycle gives this change a lot of support.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Transit of Venus 2012


The following is an article by astrologer Philip Sedgwick about the Transit of Venus and other things.

The big news is the Venus transit. Tuesday to Wednesday, June 2012. Depending upon where in the world you reside, the highly anticipated transit astronomically culminates at 01:30:43 GMT on June 6th.
The Venus transit will bring to light matters of greed, economic advantage and/or economic exploitation, matters of social standing, women’s issues and concerns about the labor force.

Let’s see, the union-busting Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, faces a recall election on the day of the transit. I’ll be riveted to election results.

Film industry forums are peppered with blogs and articles regarding the merit of female film directors. Really? The Cannes Film Festival is under fire for their exponentially lopsided ratio of male directors contrasted with women directors in films selected.

Female crash test dummies recently entered service in automobile accident studies for the first time ever. Because of the average height difference between women and men, significant discoveries regarding air bag protection have emerged, indicating the bags are not as protective of women as previously believed
How hysterical that Facebook, the iconic platform of “are you cool” and “liked (or not),” and a signature of flawed social status perceptions, launched its IPO during Venus retrograde, the last stock day trading before an eclipse and way too close to the Venus transit. What was confirmed: Zuckerberg does not use astrologers. And obviously he’s too young to remember the fiasco when Coca Cola changed sweetness of the main Coke product during Venus retrograde in April 1985. Within hours they had to have a special phone number for complaint. Here, within days, the need for an investigation into a potential insider trading scheme arose.

Almost immediately the stock of Facebook fell below offering prices. Then, it was reported that during the IPO process, underwriting banks devalued the stock, telling only premiere investors. Uh-oh. That’s not good. While Venus has a thick atmosphere virtually impossible to see through, this move bears clear deceptive signatures. Was this an example of economic exploitation? Depends if you had the inside goods and/or worked as a broker or suffered as an investor.

Now confirmed to be the biggest IPO flop in a decade, Facebook hype states that true to the Gemini nature of things in Venus land, they will likely enter the saturated mobile phone market.

Recently at the leading edge (or so they claim) TED Conference, entrepreneur, Nick Hanauer spoke about the reality of the super rich being job creators. Hanauer, the first non-family investor in Amazon amongst many other entrepreneurial ventures, bashed contemporary conservative economic claims. Surely that will severely annoy the Eris economic subset of society that excludes 99% of the people from prosperity, Hanauer declared the need for a conscious economic ecosystem based upon a lucid understanding that corporations do not sustain the economy. Consumers with needs and wants sustain the global economic foundation. Hanauer speculated that an astronomer basing modern ideas on the model that the Earth is the center of the Universe is likely to come up with some terrible astronomy, as he noted that economic models must be grounded in truths, realism and modern economic facts.

Fortunately, Hanauer did not call out astrologers. 99% of the astrologers use earth-centered astrology, fully realizing that the Sun is the center of the solar system, and the Galactic Center, Super Galactic Center have their own realms under control. Right? That’s what the 99% of the astrologers clearly realize. Right? I suspect that makes me a one percenter. I realize the importance of heliocentric astrology, though I must admit, I use it only about 1% of the time. Maybe this Venus transit will change that. The true picture reality of the Venus transit can only be fully grasped in the heliocentric model. Here on Earth, we see Venus moving backward (retrograde), though she’s not.

To honor the Venus transit, whether you agree with him or not, check out Hanauer’s talk. I did not find it on the TED site where it had been banned, but it is widely circulating on YouTube. This talk is important because it is an example of how talking points can remain fact free and works to point out the need to filter and distill agenda-driven input. There’s a rumor that Gemini can say one thing while meaning another. This is a way of checking out that claim.

A recent positive possibly related to the Venus retrograde, Space X. Though space exploration launches are likely destructive to the atmosphere in known ways that most do not know, this is a positive step for space development (and the economy in the private sector). Other than Russian space launches, astronauts on the ISS are SOL for recrewing and resupplying. Second sourcing of important or essential basic needs is mandatory in any engineering environment. Now, for the first time since the demise of the Space Shuttle program, a viable second source exists. The chart for the launch of Space X is by far, one of the best mundane horoscopes I’ve examined in a very long time.

All of the above seems to represent the building influence of the transit of Venus, notwithstanding the preexisting political battles on labor, women and the economically downtrodden. On a personal level, can an individual derive anything from this.

Well, Venus is retrograde. Innately, she is passionate, driven, intent. As a planet extreme heat and pressure exist on her surface, which would kill a human. The resulting symbolic human reaction: matters of Venus feel heated beyond the boiling point and the urgency surrounding monetary and relationship matters rises to extreme levels. During her Gemini transit, she ranges in a duplicitous, “see the other side of the coin,” mentally motivated sign. From this, perhaps some guidelines can be established.
First, chill. Do whatever you can to prevent succumbing to pressures whether internal, societal or relational in origin. When calm and feeling clear of frying pans and fires, then...

Reestablish clarity on personal values. Perhaps a Gemini flip-flop maneuver might do the trick. For purposes of perspective, try logic in response to feelings. When unknotting logic tangles or mental meltdowns, feel your way through those.

Remember, there’s what you want. There’s what others want, and there’s what others want for you. Using which of those considerations will you negotiate, and to what limit? Is your line in the sand clear to others? Is it visible from where you stand?

What do you think about needs? What do you think about wants? Any belief systems about either that you’d like to replace? This is a time in which what you seek must be consistent with what you believe you should do.

Do you value your talents and skills sufficiently? Do you know your natural merit and intrinsic value?

Do you fit in? What would it take to fit in more... and even better, do you want to fit in more, or are you content with your Erissian status of being the outcast or outsider?

Can you participate in changing the things in the world that offend your sensibilities? Is that your best course of action?

On a scale of one to ten, how content are you on the physical, mental, emotional, professional, social, domestic, creative and spiritual levels? If not ranking high enough in any category, on a scale of one to ten, how motivated are you to do anything about it?

Curious Gemini loves intriguing answers to profound questions. Mars in Virgo loves a clearly defined path in the interest of achieving the psyche’s greatest objectives. In the mall of life can you locate the “you are here” sign?

While the Venus transit portends shifting concerns and intensified priorities on the collective level, any individual can apply the energies to stake a renewed claim in seeking their heart’s desire.

For more articles by Philip Sedgwick click here

Chasing Venus

The Transit of Venus became of mundane interest in 1761 as the world was again breaking away from the control of religion and the monarchies. Before this time, the transit had only been of interest to astrologers.
In the late 1700’s, this transit mobilized scientists worldwide to share information for the first time. This was the first concerted effort to measure the size of the solar system.

The Mayans believed that Venus was a war goddess, but held Venus in high esteem as well as fear. Is it a coincidence that the Transit of Venus is occurring in 2012, the same year as the "end" of the Mayan calendar?

Chasing Venus is a book about the political intrigues and wars, as well as the scientific astronomical objectives during this time. The Transit of Venus has accompanied great scientific changes in our world. From this, we can speculate that Venus is more than a vibration of social propriety and beauty.



If you do not enjoy scientific narration, it may be a little dry.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

  

Transit of Venus


Mark your calendars for the Transit of Venus on June 5, 2012. This is a major event. The eclipse the day before makes it even more powerful.

Read about it at my website
http://www.theastrologypage.com/Archives/transit_of_venus.htm
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