Sunday, January 10, 2016
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Murder in the 11th House
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.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Across the Planetary Aisle by Philip Sedgwick
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
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A Head Case
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!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
From Rubber Chicken to Rubber Eggs
When the eggs are cooked, the white part turns into a sponge.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Rice Paddies and Cow Farts
Sunday, August 05, 2012
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
Mercury which is still retrograde made me work for it - review and redo.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Buy! No, Don't Buy! Yes, Buy!
Friday, July 20, 2012
Planets in Therapy
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.
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 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
Thursday, July 05, 2012
2012 Doomsday or Delight?
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
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.
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?
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.
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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.