Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mar 31 2009

Remember any dreams? Moon was sextile Mercury in the wee hours, and although other transits don't point to an easy time at this time, that transit would indicate harmony between thoughts, feelings, and the communication betwen them. Today, Moon in Gemini is T-square the Mars Saturn opposition, with some relief from a trine with Jupiter. Moon was square Mars exact at 4:18 am PDT, will be square Saturn exact at 10:51 am PDT, trine Jupiter exact at 3:00 pm PDT, and just to spice things up a bit, square Uranus exact at 10:48 pm PDT. See the last post on Mars and Saturn. They are likely to be felt today, with an extra kick from the proximity of Uranus to Mars adding a surprise element to the bottled frustration in the air. Specifics of these transits to one's birth/natal chart will weigh which flavors are dominant today. Just exercise restraint in the emotional domain if possible, as these are prime opportunities to differentiate from and recognize the collective states induced by Archetypal influences.

The Birthcard of the day is the Five of Clubs, a Mercury expression of a Saturn core, with a Five of Hearts inside and a Four of Clubs outside. Rene Descartes, Beverly D'Angelo, Ziggy Marley, Arthur Miller, Evel Knievel, Kenny Rogers, and Al Gore are incarnational examples of this restless and inquisitive Birthcard.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Mar 30 2009

This week we will be feeling Mars/Saturn in opposition. Remember the genre that popularized baggy lowrider jeans? As in the guy with plumber's crack who was always cursing about the thingy that didn't fit, or was a hassle to get to? Hard Mars Saturn is the pissed off contractor's transit. Frustration, bottled rage seething just below the surface from go juice (Mars) thwarted by immovable objects (Saturn). Just to add to the fun, Venus is still square Pluto, so tempers may have a way of de-stabilizing relationships. The good news today is that Moon and Venus are sextile exact at 3:37 pm PDT. Even better, they are trine/sextile the north/south node axis --- this is a particularly harmonious pattern. Tomorrow, all best are off, so enjoy today. Mercury is conjunct Sun today, so expect some sharp thinking, or at least sharp wit.

The Birthcard today is the Six of Clubs, a Neptune implementation of a Saturn core, with an Eight of Spades inside and a Two of Diamonds outside---either the policeman or the psychic. Vincent Van Gogh, Yanni (!), Condoleezza Rice (!!), Tim Robbins, Ron Paul, Hunter S. Thompson, and John Glenn are various incarnations expressing through this Birthcard.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mar 29 2009

Moon in Taurus wil be loosely trine/sextile the loose Saturn/Uranus opposition today and square the Chiron/Neptune/Juno trio tonight. See last post for Sun/Mercury/Venus, and prior posts on Chiron/Neptune/Juno. Our friend the Moon will be trine Saturn exact at 8:04 am PDT, square Jupiter exact at 11:18 am PDT, sextile Uranus exact at 7:39 pm PDT, square Chiron exact at 9:02 pm PDT, square Neptune exact at 11:01 pm PDT, conjunct Vesta exact at 11:20 pm PDT, and finally into tomorrow morning square Juno exact at 2:53 am PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course till 6:36 am PDT when she enters Gemini. But, frankly my dear, tomorrow's another day. Today, ease in regards to changes earlier in the day, and emphasis on childhood/home/healing later in the day. Good day for Art. Stay away from that bottle, definitely not a good evening for self medication.

Today's Birthcard is the Seven of Clubs, a Saturn implementation of a Uranus core, with an Eight of Diamonds inside and a Jack of Spades outside. Bill Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Walton, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Ogden Nash, and Robin Williams all share this Birthcard.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mar 28 2009

Sun, Venus, and Mercury are conjunct the next couple of days, an amalgam of Art and Intellect; likely a harmonious expression of such as they are sextile/trine the north/south node axis. Shifting moods coming up --- the first week in April may bring a few curses as Mars will be opposite Saturn then. Here and now, Moon in Taurus will be trine Pluto exact at 8:50 am PDT and sextile Mars, exact at 10:11 pm PDT. A good morning for therapy --- deep, passionate feelings where superficiality just won't do. The afternoon and evening will be good for taking charge and getting things done.

The Birthcard today is the powerful Eight of Clubs, a Mars expression of a Neptune core, one of the three source cards that is the same inside as outside, WYSIWYG. Thomas Dolby, Priscilla Presley, Edmund Muskie, Hank Paulson, Timothy Geithner, Austan Goolsbee, Gary Wright, and Meryl Streep are various incarnations expressing through this Birthcard.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mar 27 2009

Moon in Aries will be sextile Jupiter exact at 6:38 am PDT, so the day is off to a good start with warm fuzzies for all. Venus is conjunct Sun exact today, see the last couple posts on that. For a very good insight into Juno and Neptune, look here. In the evening Moon will be sweeping sextile the Chiron/Neptune/Juno trio; exact sextile Chiron at 5:08 pm PDT, exact sextile Neptune at 7:17 pm PDT, and exact sextile Juno at 9:49 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course till 3 something tomorrow morning when Moon enters Taurus. Moon sextile anything could be described as the antithesis of antithesis, so the evening could be a good time to explore or experience a spiritual transcendence of childhood woundings in the context of a close friend or confidant, or trusted family member. There are better times to surrender, and this is one of them. Or, you could go out and about on a date and wonder why the hypersensitivity followed by lack of mojo later in the evening.

The Birthcard today is the 9 of Clubs, a Venus expression of a Saturn core with a Queen of Hearts inside and a 6 of Diamonds outside. 9Cs include Ken Wilber whether he likes it or not, Tony Robbins, Albert King, Zane Grey, Ella Fitzgerald, Lindz Lawlor who does like it, Valerie Innes who usually likes it, Artie Shaw, Quentin Tarantino, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mar 26 2009 New Moon

Mercury will be square Pluto till the end of the Month, can be obsessive or focused. April 1 will have an extra kick, as Venus will have retrograded into Mercury squaring Pluto. Might be a good time to take up painting to give the heavy feelings of Venus/Pluto a place to express that Venus/Mercury is needing in an Artistic sense. This would be an exercise in sensing the mood, differentiating from it, and giving it a place to express rather than destructively closer to home, as in one's relationship(s). For today, Moon in Aries was square Pluto a few hours before Dawn; be aware of power struggles as feelings, suppressed or not, may arise from the deep. Moon is conjunct Sun exact at 9:06 am PDT and conjunct Venus exact at 12:15 pm PDT. After an intense start, today would be good for new or renewed cuddles and warm fuzzies. Good for socializing, do be aware of a small potential for overindulgence.

The Birthcard today is the 10 of Clubs, a Solar expression of a Mars core and some flexibility to experience a Venus or Mercury core with a Jack of Spades inside and a 4 of Spades outside. 10Cs include
Phil Collins, Jack Abramoff, Paul Krugman, Steven Chu, Leonard Nimoy, Richard Dawkins, Erica Jong, Barbra Streisand, Joseph Campbell, and Shirley MacLaine.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mar 25 2009 Moon Void of Course

We will be feeling Sun conjunct Venus for the next week or so, the upside is great for social times, the downside is indulgence. As they are sextile north node and trine south node, either may happen with relative ease. New loves may start under this transit, just make sure feasting is not a habit or you may end up with literally more than you bargained for. Moon is finishing up her stay at home away from home, Pisces; conjunct Uranus exact at 9:53 am PDT, at which time she goes Moon Void of Course till 10:03 pm PDT when she enters Aries. Moon will be conjunct Mercury exact at 11:37 pm PDT. A donut kind of day today: exciting start, not much in the middle, and a talkative ending.

The Birthcard today is the Jack of Clubs, a Uranus expression of a Venus core, with a Jack of Diamonds inside and a 10 of Hearts outside. JCs include
Rahm Emanuel, Ralph Nader, Oprah, Susie Bright, Howard Cosell, Jim Fixx, and Paula Abdul, whether they know it or not.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mar 24 2009

Remember the Monty Python scene from Life of Brian where the crowd repeats in unison something like "...we should all think for ourselves..." ? Remember that.

Sun is passing conjunct Pluto, so it might be advisable to stay out of small planes for the next week or so. Vesta is sextile Uranus, so over the next couple of weeks a possibility of new ideas at home, or even of what home is, if we may end a sentence with a preposition. The triple conjunction of Juno/Chiron/Neptune was described individually rather than guessing what the combo might mean in the last post. Moon in Pisces was conjunct Mars early morning pre-dawn, a good time for it, but there may be some residual brashness or irritation. Later, in the evening, Moon will be highlighting the now loose Saturn/Uranus opposition by being opposite Saturn exact at 10:24 pm PDT. Moon conjunct Uranus will be exact tomorrow morning. In the evening there is a possibility of feeling alone, somewhat down, with the hope for something new and exciting to lift up the feelings. This will pass, as is with all Moon transits. Speaking of, Saturn is in retrograde through May, now 17 degrees Virgo; those born early-mid September may be feeling a bit of a squeeze. Saturn conjunct Sun is the great simplifier; both fulfillment and difficulty.

The Birthcard today is the Queen of Clubs, a Mercury expression of a Mars core, with a 3 of Hearts inside and a 10 of Diamonds outside. QCs include
Michael Bolton, Robert Novak, Arthur Laffer, Aaron Spelling, Cher, and Nicolas Sarkozy, Paul McCartney.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mar 23 2009 Moon Void of Course

How were your dreams? Overnight, Moon was conjunct Chiron, then Juno, then Neptune exact at 5:10 am PDT, when she goes Moon Void of Course till 2:08 pm PDT when she enters her home away from home, Pisces. Might not quite have the juice to get up this morning, and might be a case of the Mondays till after lunch. Be aware that caffiene stimulation to overcome the lack of mojo durning Moon VOC can really kick in afterwards when Moon enters the next Constellation. The Chiron/Neptune conjunct will be with us a few years, and is joined by Juno for the next couple of weeks. There will be many heavenly bodies transiting them to get an idea of the flavors. Chiron is generally associated with the wounded healer, Juno the higher octave of Venus, and Neptune, hmmm. One way to look at it is the antithesis of Western/Linear culture. May seem delusional, may induce religions and other cult like behaviors, may seem unwell with diffuse boundaries; but the potential upsides are sensitive for creative expression, a spiritual awakening, an aha, an oh wow I get it. Sun is square Pluto, and Mercury is still in the orb of conjunct Uranus and opposite Saturn, so enjoy the challenge of sharp thinking associated with those combos. Moon will be sextile Pluto tonight, exact at 8:22 pm PDT likely adding a preference for profound over superficial, a lure of the mysterious.

The Birthcard today is the King of Clubs, a double Uranus with a 2 of Spades inside and an 8 of Spades outside. KCs include Keith Olbermann, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Chaka Khan, Pierre Simon Laplace, Ric Ocasek, Barry Manilow, Gary Stadler, Jesse Ventura, and James "J Bob Dobbs" Dobson.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mar 22 2009

Moon in Aquarius was sextile Venus around dark thirty in the middle of the night; hope you had pleasant dreams whether you were awake or not. Moon will be conjunct Jupiter exact at 1:32 pm PDT, continuing the theme of good dreams during daylight hours. Roses do also have thorns, see the last few posts for transits of a slower nature than the Moon. But, they do smell sooo nice, so do make the most of it.

The Birthcard today is the Ace of Diamonds, a Jupiter expression of a Neptune core, with a 2 of Diamonds inside and an Ace of Hearts outside. ADs include Marcel Marceau, George Soros, Angela Davis, Ray Conniff, Paul Hogan, William Shatner, Dennis Kucinich, and Gerald R. Ford.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Mar 21 2009

Our friend the Moon in Aquarius was sextile Sun pre-dawn, and will be conjunct the north node today, adding a sense of being in place, comfortable in one's own skin so to speak. Sun is / will be square Pluto exact on the 23rd and within orb for the next week or so, be aware of the possibility of power struggles. Coupled with flavors described in the last few posts, this is a particularly good time to clear, purge, take charge of one's direction.

The Birthcard for today is the 2 of Diamonds, a Mars expression of a Saturn core with a 6 of Clubs inside and an Ace of Diamonds outside. 2Ds include Corazon Aquino, Viktor Yushchenko, Modest Mussorgsky, Rosie O'Donnell, Dudley Moore, Johannes Gutenberg, Ole Evinrude, Trent Reznor, and Howard Jones.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mar 20 2009 Equinox

As the Sun enters Aries, the traditional new year, Equinox greetings to all, vernal in the north and autumnal in the south. Happy Sabbat of Ostara to those who celebrate it, you throw the best parties! See the prior post for the transits relevant to the next couple of days. There is a loose grand kite formation today, a grand trine of Moon/Vesta/Saturn with Mercury conjunct Uranus (opposite Saturn) in the middle sextile to Moon and Vesta. Traditionally a good omen, there is potential for harmony today, in spite of appearances to the contrary. Moon in Capricorn will be sextile Mercury exact at 7:13 am PDT, trine Vesta exact at 11:09 am PDT, and trine Uranus exact at 1:01 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course through the afternoon and evening till 3 something am PDT. Sorry, but for all the good cheer, the likely feelings of sociability, adventure and excitement, any trysts resulting from meetings tonight will not likely last. Better to celebrate early, and chill later today.

The Birthcard today is the 3 of Diamonds, a Mercury expression of a Uranus core, with a 6 of Hearts inside and a Queen of Diamonds outside. 3Ds include John Belushi, Neil Diamond, Oral (!) Roberts, Drew Barrymore, Edward Kennedy, Fred Rogers, Rick Moranis, and Pierce Brosnan.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mar 19 2009

Juno is conjunct Chiron exact today, and close enough to Neptune to be a triple for the next week or so. Likely one could experience a spiritual or Zen like awareness in transcending childhood woundings through relating with someone close. Or, one could go drown one's sorrows through self medication. The latter is not highly productive, nor meaningful. Go forth and relate. Transits, including but not limited to this one nudge us to grow up just a bit, evolve by facing and embracing the music. If we don't, the cycles repeat and repeat till we get it. Why wait, why not live now? Mercury is just past opposite Saturn and will be conjunct Uranus in a few days. The likely theme from that is one of sharp, intense concentration, introspection, soul searching; the downside would be a balance teetering between self absorbed and impulsive. Moon in Capricorn will be square Venus exact at 2:32 pm PDT adding a bit of sentimentality to the mix.

The Birthcard today is the 4 of Diamonds, a Neptune expression of a Venus core, with a 5 of Spades inside and a 5 of Hearts outside. 4D incarnations include
Antonio Villaraigosa, Jake Steinfeld, David Geffen, Richard Tarnas, Ornette Coleman, Brian Eno, William Butler Yeats, and James Clerk Maxwell.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mar 18 2009 Moon Last Quarter

Mercury is joining the fray, opposite Saturn, and Mars is sextile Pluto, exact tonight. Both of these point towards it being a good time for serious thinking, moving towards clear objectives and goals with a sharp critical eye, preferrably in relationship or with a group. Moon was sextile Neptune pre dawn, and is square Sun exact at 10:47 am PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course till 2:19 pm PDT and enters Capricorn. Not exactly a good day for a power lunch. Try that tomorrow. Moon will be sextile Mars exact at 8:41 pm PDT and conjunct Pluto exact at 8:51 pm PDT. Possible intense and overwhelming feelings and emotions tonight, so best to wait those out, do some self reflection, and get back on track with those objectives.

he Birthcard today is the 5 of Diamonds, a Saturn implementation of a Neptune core, with a 9 of Diamonds inside and a 3 of Clubs outside. 5D incarnations include
Neil Bush, Sam Cooke, Grover Cleveland, Patty Hearst, Ivana Trump, Peter Graves, Dusty Springfield, Edgar Cayce, and Herbie Mann.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mar 17 2009

Juno is close to conjunct Chiron near Neptune, so there will likely be opportunities to heal childhood woundings through relationship of some kind over the next week or so. Be aware of the sometimes fine line between spiritual and delusional during any of that. Moon in Sagittarius will be busy today, trine Venus pre-dawn, square Mercury exact at 7:39 am PDT, sextile Jupiter exact at 10:38 am PDT, square Saturn exact at 1:24 pm PDT, and square Uranus exact around midnight. This would be a mixed message kind of day: good dreams, unresolvable feelings/intellect, magnanomous, small, alone, surprised. Any prognosticator who claims to be able to read the tea leaves is either very skilled, or making it up today. More so that usual, the sensations today will depend on which heavenly bodies in your natal/birth chart are being transited by the heavenly bodies of the moment.

The Birthcard today is the 6 of Diamonds, a Jupiter expression of a Mercury core, with a 9 of Clubs inside and a 3 of Spades outside. 6Ds include Geena Davis, Paul Allen, Seal, Rudolf Nureyev, Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder, Tom Hanks, Raquel Welch, and Freddie Mercury.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mar 16 2009

Moon in Sagittarius was square Mars early dark-thirty this morning, so if you feel any residual agitation/irritation this morning, it will fade in a while as the Moon will be sextile/trine the north/south node axis today. Venus in retrograde is pulling away from sextile Jupiter, and will swing back to another sextile with Jupiter in June for another go of that particular contented, warm fuzzy feeling. Sun is pulling away from conjunct Uranus, so things may be settling down a bit. Moon will be transiting more heavenly bodies tomorrow.

The Birthcard of the day is the 7 of Diamonds, a double Venus with a "veiled" double Saturn inside and outside. 7D incarnations include George Carlin,
Matt Dillon, Yoko Ono, Pat Nixon, Henny Youngman, Julie Christie, Paul Begala, F. Lee Bailey, James Madison, and George Burns.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mar 15 2009

Moon in Scorpio is sextile/trine the Saturn Uranus opposition adding a potential of harmony to the upsets of the system, and opposite/square the Vesta/Juno square adding a bit of tension to feelings associated with home/hearth/family; sweeping across a cluster of heavenly bodies like so: Moon will be opposite Vesta exact at 7:16 am PDT, square Juno exact at 10:34 am PDT, trine Uranus exact at 12:17 pm PDT, square Chiron exact at 1:45 pm PDT, square Neptune exact at 4:48 pm PDT, and trine Sun exact at 5:43 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course till after midnight around dark-thirty. With Moon square Neptune during this kaleidoscope day self medication is definitely not a good idea, as illusions, delusions may be particularly colorful. This is a good day to give up glue-sniffing. With Moon trine Sun there is likely good vitality, inner strength as part of the mix.

The Birthcard today is the 8 of Diamonds, a crown card with a Jupiter core, with a Queen of Spades inside and a 7 of Clubs outside. 8Ds include Paris Hilton,
Dolly Parton, Fabio Lanzoni, Al Green, Sly Stone, Martha Quinn, and Jim Jeffords, and Andrew Jackson.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mar 14 2009

Moon in Scorpio will be trine Mercury exact at 11:45 am PDT, and square Jupiter exact at 10:35 pm. Both point towards ease in communication, good will in general, however earlier in the day, Moon will be T square the north/south node axis indicating a possibility of a bit of unsettledness in feelings and emotions. Venus is still sextile Jupiter, so it is still a good time to go forth and relate.

The Birthcard today is the 9 of Diamonds, a Uranus implementation of a Mars core, with a Queen of Diamonds inside and a 5 of Diamonds outside. 9Ds include Barack Obama,
Ray Dolby, Cleveland Amory, Sylvester Stallone, Dubya, and Francis Crick.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mar 13 2009

How were your dreams? The one and only Moon in Libra was trine Juno and Chiron in the wee hours last night, and will be trine Neptune exact at 8:15 am PDT, trine Mars exact at 3:39 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course for a short while till 5:22 pm PDT when she enters Scorpio. Moon will be sextile Pluto exact at 11:14 pm PDT. Venus is still sextile Jupiter, so good will towards all is possible---go forth and relate. Likely to be a dreamy, imaginative morning and an afternoon with constructive go-juice, good for getting things done, except for the two some hours between 3:30ish and 5:30ish pm PDT when Moon is VOC. Evening may have a curiosity about mysteries, with a drive to probe deeply, uncover, and discover.

The Birthcard of today is the 10 of Diamonds, a double Jupiter, with a Queen of Clubs inside and a Queen of Spades outside.
P. T. Barnum, Martha Stewart, Gloria Estefan, Phil McGraw, Zooey Deschanel, Andy Kaufman, Douglas Hofstadter, and Sammy Kaye are all examples of the 10 of Diamonds incarnate.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mar 12 2009

Our friend the Moon in Libra will be adding juice to the Venus/Jupiter sextile today; opposite Venus exact at 1:36 pm PDT and trine Jupiter exact at 2:40 pm PDT. A good day to grab someone close to you and tell them how you feel about them, with or without words. However, there may be a propensity for upsets and surprises out of the ordinary as Sun is exact conjunct Uranus today at 6:26 pm PDT. The idea is to try something new or unusual so that it does not get tried on you, as there may be a bit of the trickster in the air today. Play safe, as accidents may result from bottled, restricted change bursting out, or from something brash happening as a result of repressed anything.

The Birthcard of the day is the Jack of Diamonds, a Uranus implementation of a Neptune core, with a 3 of Spades inside and a Jack of Clubs outside. Rube Goldberg,
Mojo Nixon, Samuel Hahnemann, Ann Landers, Abigail Van Buren, Kirk Kerkorian, Keith Jarrett, Max Von Sydow, Louis Armstrong and the USA were/are all JD. Diamonds, not Daniels.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mar 11 2009

If you preferred to stay in bed this morning, more than usual, Moon was/is Void of Course till 11:46 am PDT when she enters Libra. Don't Panic, the mojo will return by noon. If you drink too much coffee to get going, you may be buzzed by lunch when Moon leaves VOC. Moon will be square Pluto exact at 5:15 pm PDT, pointing towards intense, almost compulsive emotions. Might be hard to let go, so power struggles are a possibility. Mercury sextile Pluto should take some of the edge off, and assist with communication of those stuck emotions. Venus is sextile Jupiter, so any kiss and make up is likely to be delicious. And, for the next few years Chiron is conjunct Neptune, so you will have plenty of opportunities to feel that one as various heavenly bodies transit them.

The Birthcard today is the Queen of Diamonds, a Saturn implementation of a Mercury core, with a 3 of Diamonds inside and a 9 of Diamonds outside.
Captain Beefheart, Lloyd Bridges, Jerry Zucker, Aristotle Onassis share this Birthcard, along with Edward Teller, Antonin Scalia, and Rupert Murdoch.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mar 10 2009 Full Moon

Mars is pulling away from the Chiron/Neptune conjunction, but we will be feeling the residual for the next week or so. See prior posts on that. Mercury is sextile Pluto, will add a flavor only a couple more days likely felt as a love of mystery, a desire to probe the depths. Moon in Virgo will be conjunct Saturn exact at 3:26 pm PDT, opposite Sun exact at 7:38 pm PDT, and opposite Uranus exact at 10:48 pm PDT. Full Moons have their lore, and this one should be no exception, probably more intense than usual, with feeling and ego at opposites along the axis of upsets: Upsets/uphevals of the established order with the established order resisting, repressing as only established orders can do. New Year in Tibet, for instance. Take extra care of yourself if you are an activist or dissident.

The Birthcard today is the King of Diamonds, a Mars expression of a Venus core with a 3 of Clubs inside and a 7 of Spades outside. KDs include Charles Darwin, Faye Dunaway, Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci, Ray Manzarek, Seymour Hersh, Harriet Tubman, and Vicente Fox.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mar 9 2009

Our friend the Moon is/was Void of Course overnight till 8:34 am PDT when she enters Virgo. Moon will be opposite Mercury exact at 11:11 am PDT and trine Pluto exact at 1:49 pm PDT. Along with the longer term themes, Mars/Neptune/Chiron conjunct, Venus sextile Jupiter, Sun conjunct Uranus opposite Saturn---references in past posts---from the Moon's transits today we would expect a chance of either a clash or opposition of intellect and feeling; or a deep passionate delving into the depths of one's self and one's relation(s) with feeling and gusto.

The Birthcard today is the Ace of Spades, a Mercury expression of a Neptune core, with a 7 of Hearts inside and 2 of Clubs outside. Stan Grof,
Dan Aykroyd, Sydney Pollack, Chuck Barris, Ravi Shankar, Yuri Gagarin, and Jennifer Aniston are a cast of characters who share this Birthcard, and at least one of them knows it.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mar 8 2009

Moon in Leo will be opposite Jupiter exact at 6:20 am PDT, trine Venus exact at 8:05 am PDT, opposite Juno exact at 1:12 pm PDT, and heading towards opposite Mars and Neptune exact around midnight. Mars is just past exact conjunct Neptune, and Sun is approaching exact opposite Saturn. Details of the flavors of both of these are in the last few posts, and Moon lighting up the Venus/Jupiter sextile today should provide some lift, add some peace, love and happiness to the mood.

The Birthcard today is the 2 of Spades, a Neptune implementation of a Mars core, with a 6 of Spades inside and a King of Clubs outside. 2Ss include Jeff Bezos, Howard Stern, Heather Mills, Melanie Chrisholm,
Alex Comfort, Gary Numan, and Marilu Henner.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mar 7 2009

A time of mixed modes---any one of these can be experienced "along an axis", ie Moon in Leo will be conjunct the south node today, and although that can point towards emotional unsettledness, one could also find a calm centering by being just a bit more conscious and making that focus happen---along that axis, but in the preferred direction. Got that? The calm in the center of the storm, or "using" a less desired reference to launch away from it. Venus is sextile Jupiter, quite close for the next week, suggesting contented creativity. Mars is conjunct Neptune, lighting the Chiron/Neptune pair (see Mar 2nd post), so be aware of uncertainty, feelings of weakness, the classic inferiority complex. Again, any undesirable sensations or experiences, or memories triggered by either can be a launching point to growth and evolution. Also, Vesta sextile Sun will assist in grounding, some sort of anchoring in the midst of any uncertaintity or unsettledness.

The Birthcard today is the 3 of Spades, a Saturn implementation of a Jupiter core, with a 6 of Diamonds inside and a Jack of Diamonds outside. 3Ss include
a creative mix of characters: Alexander Hamilton, Wilhelm Maybach, Alice Walker, Jim Webb, Lee Ritenour, Naomi Judd, Bette Davis, James Brown, Reverend Ike, and Marilyn Monroe

Friday, March 6, 2009

Mar 6 2009

Moon at home in Cancer was square Venus at 5:06 am PST, not a particularly hard square, but Venus is going retrograde today through Apr 16th, so you might want to hold off on that propsosal a bit, which may feel counterintuitive as Moon will be trine Sun exact at 6:15 am PST and sextile Vesta exact at 7:31 am PST. This trio trine/sextile of Moon/Sun/Vesta today points to feelings and expressions of harmony surrounding home, heart, and hearth.
Moon is harmoniously emphasizing the Saturn/Uranus opposition which is a bit loose as Saturn retrogrades, but is being lit up by the Sun approaching opposite Saturn exact on Mar 8th and conjunct Uranus exact on Mar 12th. Moon will be sextile Saturn exact at 10:16 am PST and trine Uranus exact at 4:29 pm PST when she goes Moon Void of Course till the crack of Dawn tomorrow. The intellect or stubborn ego may be having a bit of trouble with making needed changes, but the feelings associated with that could be harmonious today. As usual with Moon VOC, will be a good evening to chill, catch an arthouse movie.

The birthcard today, the card is the 4 of Spades, a Jupiter expression of a Venus core with a 10 of clubs inside and a 4 of hearts outside. Rod Stewart, Jim Croce, Robinson Jeffers, Rob Reiner, Ed MacMahon, David Gilmour, Ivan Boesky, Bianca Jagger and Nick Nolte, among others share this Birthcard.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mar 5 2009

The cluster is spreading out, with Mercury past exact conjunct Neptune, so maybe communication, particularly non-verbal will be something you can talk about now. Mars is conjunct Chiron, likely time for childhood stuff, ie woundings to show up with zest. Moon at home in Cancer will be opposite Pluto exact at 8:16 am PST adding to the theme of deep ponderings, with subconscious "stuff" being stirred up, intense emotional encounters. Lots of feelings today, more than usual.

The Birthcard today is the Five of Spades, a Venus expression of a Mars core with a Ten of Hearts inside and a Four of Diamonds outside.
Sinclair Lewis, Jane Goodall, Jimmy Page, Eddie Izzard, Emo Philips, Rex Harrison, and Eddie Murphy are quite a cast of characters sharing this Birthcard.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mar 4 2009

Do you remember any dreams? Moon sextile Venus and trine Juno in the wee hours were good for pleasant ones. Our friend the Moon in Gemini will be busy today T square the Saturn/Uranus opposition, and sweeping trine the Mars/Chiron/Mercury/Neptune cluster. Moon will be square Saturn exact at 8:00 am PST, trine Mars exact at 1:34 pm PST, square Uranus exact at 1:49 pm PST, trine Chiron exact at 2:55 pm PST, trine Mercury exact at 5:17 pm PST, trine Neptune exact at 6:11 pm PST, then Moon Void of Course till 3 something tomorrow morning. We can expect a bit of an edge or hardness added to the Saturn/Uranus opposition which has been described in prior posts, and an emphasis with more ease to the Mars/Chiron/Mercury/Neptune cluster. The simplistic description of the cluster flavor is selling alternative health(!), as in an MLM person would offer you some "new" juice product opportunity "for your health". This did actually happen several times in the last couple of days to the author as a perfect example of this combo transit. Seems the Archetypes do have a sense of humor. Warped sometimes, but humorous none the less. In the evening during Moon VOC, it is usually good to chill, watch an arthouse movie.

The Birthcard today is the Six of Spades, a Neptune implementation of a Uranus core, with a Nine of Spades inside and a Two of Spades outside. Incarnations expressing through this Card include
Soupy Sales, Elvis Presley, Stephen Hawking, Natalie Cole, Bob Marley, and Marvin Gaye, whether they know/knew it or not.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mar 3 2009 Moon First Quarter

Moon in Gemini is not emphasizing anything in particular till the evening, when she is trine Jupiter exact at 10:58 pm PST, and square Sun exact at 11:46 pm PST. See the last couple of posts for longer term transits. Generous, connected, good vibes from Jupiter; and a burst of energy from the Sun tonight if things are in sync, in place. Anything that needs a nudge may get it tonight.

The Birthcard today is the mystical Seven of Spades, a Uranus implementation of a Jupiter core, with a King of Diamonds inside and an Eight of Hearts outside.
Nicolas Cage, Kenny Loggins, Katie Couric, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gill Scott-Heron, Rachael Maddow, and the master of capitalism Charles Ponzi all share this Birthcard. Notice the contrast of the last two, one exposes mysteries lucidly, the other was good at keeping mysteries for a while.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mar 2 2009

Our friend the Moon in Taurus is busy today, trine/sextile the Saturn/Uranus oppposition; and square Mars, Mercury, Chiron, Neptune, who are all conjunct. Timing: Moon was trine Saturn exact at 4:43 am PST, will be square Mars exact at 7:02 am PST, square Mecury exact at 7:42 am PST, sextile Uranus exact at 10:10 am PST, square Chiron exact at 11:14 am PST, square Neptune exact at 2:43 pm PST when she goes Moon Void of Course till midnight PST. The usual VOC advice: chill in the evening, go see a good arthouse flick. With Moon's harmonious emphasis of the Saturn/Uranus opposition there may be a somewhat easier experience of the continued breaking down of old, antiquated structures. Moon's hard emphasis of Mercury and Mars (the pushy salesman combo) joining the Chiron/Neptune conjunction could be an interesting mix: we will get plenty of chances to dial in the flavor of this mix over the next few years, as the faster moving Planets aspect/transit Chiron/Neptune. Interpretations of what the Chiron/Neptune conjunction means abound, this appears to be a good one. The opinion of this one is many are making it up as they go along---Chiron was discovered in 1977, so we don't have any prior experience with this conjunction. Neptune gets a bit of a bad rap over the diffusion and delusion facets of it's character; however another view is that the spiritual side of Neptune makes the western paradigm irrelevant, exposes it's inherent delusions for what they are, Castaneda's Don Juan style. The current best guess here (subject to evolution as experience unfolds) is something along the lines of alternative healing modalities becoming less alternative over the next few years.

Today's Birthcard is the Eight of Spades, a Jupiter implementation of a Saturn core, with a King of Clubs inside and a Six of Clubs outside. Nick Park, Syd Barrett, Dr. Seuss, Zig Ziglar, John DeLorean, Sun Myung Moon, John Lilly, Karen Carpenter, and famous speller Dan Quayle all share this Birthcard, whether they know it or not.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mar 1 2009

After an evening of depth and play with Moon trine Pluto last night, Moon in Taurus will be sextile Sun exact at 3:54 pm PST and square Jupiter exact at 6:19 pm PST. Both point to generally good feelings, equanimity, positive self reflection, expansive and inclusive philosophy---the only downside would be a touch of grandiosity, well intentioned of course. However, with Mercury conjunct Mars exact today--- intense, pushy intellect is also a flavor in the ethers. The salesman. Be aware of the drive of the ego not quite listening, nor taking in it's surroundings. Overnight, Moon will be conjunct Vesta and square Juno; there may be feelings associated with home/hearth/heart being either at odds, or needing resolution. Juno represents the higher octave of Venus, long term commitments; and Vesta represents the home/family/hearth. As Vesta is square Juno for the next month or so, there will likely be arousal of such issues once a week as Moon sweeps past conjunct/square/opposite either of the two. "We need to talk" "I need commitment" "where is this relationship going?" will likely be common phrases heard and hopefully discussed.

The Birthcard of this day is the Nine of Spades, a Venus expression of a Uranus core with a King of Hearts inside and a Six of Spades outside. This is the "ring-pass-not" Card of transformation. Jean Dixon, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Henry Heimlich, Ron Howard all share this Birthcard along with the quintessential Nine of Spades: Marilyn Manson.