Monday, August 31, 2009

Aug 31 2009 Moon Void of Course

Moon finishes up in Capricorn this morning trine Saturn and sextile Uranus exact at 11:09 am PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course for the rest of the day. Moon will enter Aquarius at 8:43 pm PDT. A decent chill day, as Moon is near the north node while Void of Course, but a chill day indeed. Potential for powerful emotions, either pleasurable or manipulative. The grand cross is still with us, but Moon is giving the Saturn/Uranus part a bit of harmony today, better for acceptance of changes, progressive ideas within the context of a rigid system.

Some long term better news beyond the next year or so of upheaval associated with the Pluto/Saturn/Uranus T-square: after that we are into a similar set of transits to the Renaissance with an added twist. Beyond minstrels with funny clothes and an excuse to be bawdy there is a truly rare opportunity for the group or social consciousness to take the proverbial quantum leap. Hopefully not off a cliff, but spiritual awakening to borrow a cliche; or an expansion of awareness of the obvious that was previously occulted or ignored, or just not on the radar. By 2013, Saturn will be passing away from square Pluto and opposite Uranus, leaving Pluto square Uranus and sextile Neptune along with a passing Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus grand trine---the Renaissance transits. Pluto sextile Neptune correlates with deep, spiritual awakenings, Pluto square Uranus correlates with deep shift, innovation. The twist is that this time Chiron is close to Neptune, actually leading the way sextile Pluto. This would imply that lessons from woundings, traumas have a chance to be actually learned, integrated and even transcended. By 2014, Saturn will be inconjunct Uranus, but sextile Pluto, and trine Chiron, implying the possibility of the old "powers that be" having nothing to grip on to, while the upheaval/change/shift that has been brewing will have footing/grounding. After that, more stuff happens of course. By 2016, with Pluto still sextile Neptune, Saturn will be square Neptune, with a passing Jupiter opposite Neptune and Square Saturn, which would imply more taboos being revealed for what they are; a possibility of group empowerment through direct spiritual experiences. If we can hold it together, not a festering crooked broken system in the form of business as usual; but that which is truly of value in a higher expression of being Human: life, love, community, family---coherence and connections with constructive creative expression---then we are in for a good time, messy as it may seem when going through the birthing process into the seemingly unknown.

Speaking of the Archetypal meme of upheaval: compare the US election in 2008 to Japan's recent election. Both had Saturn opposite Uranus; the US on the exact day, Japan with a little more help from Pluto. The party that was in power was there since the last Uranus/Pluto hard aspect, a conjunction.

The Birthcard of the day is the emotionally powerful Eight of Hearts, a Neptune implementation of a Jupiter core, with a Seven of Spades inside and a Seven of Hearts outside. Various examples of expression of this Birthcard are Theodore Roosevelt, Susan Lucci, Robert Bly, JFK Jr, Richard Gere, Christina Applegate, Joe DiMaggio, Madeline Kahn, Itzhak Perlman, Harry Shearer, and the one and only John Cleese.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Aug 30 2009

Moon in Capricorn is taking a breather today; see the last few posts for the other heavenly bodies, whom are close to where they were yesterday. The meme of universality may be around today, if the intellect is stymied, don't even try, just use the feelings, communicate emotionally to preclude disappointment. The Heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

The Birthcard of today is the Nine of Hearts, a double Saturn with a "veiled" double Venus. Brigitte Bardot, Ed Sullivan, Warren Buffett, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bootsy Collins, Hillary Clinton, Dale Carnigie, Cameron Diaz, Ernest Rutherford, Mira Sorvino, Leon Trotsky, Lady Bird Johnson, Moon Zappa, Scott Joplin, and Seymour Cray are different examples of this incarnations expressing through this Birthcard.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Aug 29 2009

Still with us after yesterday's prognosis? Good. One word for the next year or so, with Pluto/Saturn/Uranus joined by various other players would be upheaval. It is up to us to find and make happen the upside(s) to that. Business as usual will do everything it can to keep the status quo, oblivious to the tides of change, and also oblivious to how that effects people and other living things. We are indeed whom we have been waiting for. Today, Moon wakes up Void of Course, then enters Capricorn at 7:44 am PDT. The same Moon, the one and only, will sweep conjunct Pluto, opposite Mars and square Mercury between 9 am PDT and 2 pm PDT, then be trine The Sun exact at 9:51 pm PDT. That trine may ameliorate feelings, sensations or experiences along the lines of smallness, annoyance, edginess under a cloak of exaggerated self assurance. Are we ever annoyed when others don't respond to our charms in the way we desire?

Today's Birthcard is the Ten of Hearts, a Jupiter implementation of a Mars core, with a Jack of Clubs inside and a Five of Spades outside. Jane Fonda, Frank Zappa, Harpo Marx, Pablo Picasso, Wesley Snipes, Dinah Washington, J. K. Rowling, Charlie Parker, Ingrid Bergman, Michael Jackson, and Phil Donahue are various examples of expression of this Card.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Aug 28 2009

Moon in Sagittarius will be heavy and friendly today in mixed mode, sweeping sextile the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio in the afternoon and evening; and square Saturn and Uranus in the evening; finishing up at 10:26 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course till early tomorrow morning. Moon will continue to emphasize the grand or not so grand cross (see last few posts) tomorrow morning also. There may be an odd combo of the creative martyr as a flavor in the ethers today. Not wanting to be the bearer of Marvinesque news, but this combo (Pluto/Saturn/Uranus) will be with us for a while. Mars moves out of the orb by the second week in September, but the remainder are in place for most of September. Saturn joined by The Sun will be exact opposite Uranus Sept 15/16th. Mercury will retrograde back across Saturn and finally move out of orb in late October. The Saturn/Uranus opposition T-squared by Pluto will be in place till the autumn of 2010; as various heavenly bodies transit it (as is now) the flavor will shift, usually from intense to more intense. Fortunately, there will also usually be some harmonious support elsewhere in the chart (also as is now). But, for the next year or so, there is a heavy underpinning of Pluto/Saturn/Uranus. Change, uprising, repression, sudden shift, struggle, repression, progressive shifts, power struggles---it's tempting to say the usual stuff that makes up the headlines. Really, it is up to us to find and/or create the coherence, the Light, the upper path.

The Birthcard today is the Jack of Hearts, a Venus expression of a Jupiter core, a source card with the same inside and outside, all JH all the time. Ivan Pavlov, Charles De Gaulle, Lisa Kudrow, Ahnold the Governator, Henry Ford, Olivia Newton John, David Sanborn, T.S. Elliot, Terry Gilliam, Uri Geller, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, George Gershwin, and rumor has it, Goethe, are various expressions of this Card.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Aug 27 2009 Moon First Quarter

Moon in Sagittarius passed square The Sun and trine Juno overnight before Dawn woke up. There may be a bit of a release of anything pent up, or stuck. After that, the one and only Moon is taking a breather today. Venus and Vesta are just past and pulling away from exact conjunct the south node for a bit more mojo, and are still sextile Mercury; still trine Uranus and Juno. Mercury is opposite Juno quite close to the Uranus/Saturn opposition. The grand, or not so grand cross depending on one's perspective is ticking into closer alignment. Mars opposite Pluto square the Uranus/Saturn opposition. In other words, quite a lot happening, mixed messages. Potential for conflict, inner and unfortunately externalized as outer. War of words is a possibility, with "only" psychological trauma. There is constructive passion, and there is destructive passion. Generally not the best of times, but Art, creative expression are supported as a healthy outlet. Pay attention to the Goddess, usually good advice, but today in particular: what do Gaia, Sophia, Diana, Inanna have to say, and where might you listen to them?

The Birthcard today is the Queen of Hearts, a double Neptune with a Ten of Spades inside and a Nine of Clubs outside. Lyndon Johnson, Jennifer Beals, Goldie Hawn, Rene Magritte, Anita Roddick, Christopher Reeve, Edith Piaf, Barbara Walters, Johnny Carson, Will Smith, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and rumor has it, Voltaire, all share this Birthcard.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Aug 26 2009

Moon finishes up in Scorpio, quite busy this morning: sweeping square the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio; sextile Saturn and trine Uranus; and trine/sextile the south/north node axis. Finishes up at 11:34 am PDT and goes Moon Void of Course till 8:16 pm PDT when she enters Sagittarius. Then finishes up the evening with a mini-grand trine: trine Venus/Vesta with Mercury in the middle, sextile both spots. While the nasty grand cross is still with us, Mars exactly opposite Pluto and Mercury T-square them, the attention is likely to be on more easygoing transits today. A bit of a challenge to our childhood dreams in the morning, then a chill day perfect for a hammock. Possibly a bit lazy. In the evening, good feelings, Art and more Art would be welcome somewhere close to home.

Today's Birthcard is the powerful King of Hearts, a Mars expression of a Mercury core, with a Two of Clubs inside, and a Nine of Spades outside. This is the Birthcard of Brad Pitt, Christina Aguilera, Joe Biden, Steven Spielberg, Betty Grable, Dick Smothers, Robert Byrd, Beatrix Potter, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Timothy Leary, Lee de Forest, Geraldine Ferraro, Jim Henson, Annette Funicello, Bobby Kennedy, Lena Horne, Stuart Wilde, Franz Liszt, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Linda Eastman McCartney, and rumor has it, Martin Luther.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Aug 25 2009

Moon in Scorpio will be taking a breather today, leaving the other slower moving heavenly bodies to themselves. They are about where they were the last few days, so see prior posts for specifics. There may be a bit of emotional instability in the air today, but with a strong desire to know, starting with self.

The Birthcard today is the Ace of Clubs, a Mercury expression of a Venus core, paired with the Two of Hearts. It is one of two pairs of Cards that trade places back and forth within each pair. Various incarnational expressions of this Card are Arthur Fiedler, Kenny Werner, Calvin Klein, Alfred Nobel, Jodie Foster, James Garfield, Sean Connery, Slim Pickens, Jack Welch, John Coltrane, Claudia Schiffer, Indira Gandhi, Ray Charles, Dick Cavett, Meg Ryan, and rumor has it Augustus Caesar. Ironically, the character played by Jodie Foster in the Movie "Contact", Ellie Harroway, had this same Birthcard (a different Birthday, but the same Birthcard). The Archetypes have their ways, it seems.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Aug 24 2009

Moon finishes up in Libra this morning square Venus exact at 7:54 am PDT, square Vesta exact at 9:22 am PDT, then trine Mars exact at 11:10 am PDT when she goes briefly Moon Void of Course till 12: 16 pm PDT. Then, Moon enters Scorpio and a mini-grand trine with Pluto and The Sun; sextile Pluto exact at 1:36 pm PDT and sextile The Sun exact at 3:41 pm PDT. Likely a good morning for boy/girl stuff (or other permutations). After a brief lull, a good afternoon for deeper meanings, discussions, explorations; especially constructive in some form of partnership. Not a fully flowing day, a bit shy on the full feeling of "everything ok and in place", as Moon is square the north/south node axis. The "grand" cross of Mars/Pluto square Mercury/Saturn/Uranus is still with us, but does not get center stage today.

The Birthcard today is the Two of Clubs, a Uranus implementation of a Saturn core, with an Ace of Spades inside and a King of Hearts outside. Aldous Huxley, Arthur C. Clarke, Mel Brooks, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Gilda Radner, Ashley Montagu, Tom Petty, Sandra Bullock, Aldous Huxley, Carl Jung, Alan Sheppard, Bela Lugosi, Margaret Mead, Stanley Kubrick, Wynonna Judd, Benny Goodman, Jane Austen, Mick Jagger, and Segolene Royal all share this Birthcard.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Aug 23 2009

Moon in Libra will begin a sweep of trine the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio this evening, trine Jupiter exact at 8:00 pm PDT, and sweeping well into the early morning. Sun is exact trine Pluto today, continued intense exploration of the depths, from WTF to what's it all about. Vesta and Venus are still sextile Mercury, so stay with the Art. Vesta and Venus are also conjunct the south node, tending towards a bit lagging in the mojo department. As things settle down from a couple of days ago, possible themes today are decisions, uncertainty; choice, faith.

The Birthcard today is the Three of Clubs, a Saturn implementation of a Mars core, with a Five of Diamonds inside and a King of Diamonds outside. Recognizable names of incarnations expressing through this Birthcard include Freeman Dyson, J. Paul Getty, Auguste Lumiere, Helen Keller, Rock Hudson, Bob Hope, John Adams, Howard Dean, JFK, Martin Scorsese, Gustav Holst, H. G. Wells, Bill Murray, and rumor has it, Nero.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Aug 22 2009

Moon starts off the day Void of Course, then enters Libra in search of balance at 8:12 am PDT. Really a repeat of yesterday, possibly with less restlessness and more solidity, which may or may not be a good thing. Stay flexible. The blahs should ease up a bit as the day wears on. Be good to yourself and others.

The Birthcard today is the Four of Clubs, a Mars expression of a Jupiter core, with a Five of Clubs inside and a Six of Hearts outside. Examples of this Birthcard include Spike Jones, Claude Debussy, Pearl Buck, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Pierre Trudeau, Amelia Earhart, Karl Gauss, Werner Von Braun, Sophia Loren, George C. Scott, Tori Amos, Ray Bradbury, Ian Flemming, John-David, Bella Abzug, Upton Sinclair, Thomas Moore, and rumor has it, Nostradamus.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Aug 21 2009

There is a "Grand " cross with Mars opposite Pluto; and that axis squaring Uranus opposite Saturn and Mercury. Potentially heavy and intense. The euphemism would be "challenging". The good news is that Venus and Vesta are sextile/trine the Saturn/Mercury/Uranus axis, so don't crawl into a cave just yet. On the other hand, Moon/Saturn/Mercury are inconjunct the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio, as are Venus and Vesta symmetrically opposite. Got that? Things, as they are called, may be inconclusive if one is not particularly mindful and careful. Moon in Virgo adds a nudge to the "Grand" cross passing conjunct Saturn exact at 6:24 pm PDT and sextile Venus exact at 11:28 pm PDT. This is much more complex than just the separate aspects of pairs of heavenly bodies. Restless, curious, inquisitive, struggling, opposing, uprooting, restricting. Challenges, but opportunities for the creative. Wear your seatbelts today. Do remember to breathe deeply and to love.

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. Hubert Humphrey, Rene Descartes, Rachel Carson, Andrew Carnegie, Cesar Chavez, George Orwell, Beverly D'Angelo, Rita Hayworth, Princess Margaret, Ziggy Marley, Twiggy, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Christopher Dodd, Herb Alpert, Petula Clark, Dick Van Dyke, Arthur Miller, Kim Cattrall, Evel Knievel, Wilt Chamberlain, Kenny Rogers, Al Gore, and rumor has it, Descartes, are incarnational examples of the 5C.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Aug 20 2009 New Moon

New Moon was at 3 am PDT. After a few or four hours of Void of Course, Moon enters Virgo at 7:00 am PDT . There are lots of opportunities to face childhood demons, and go for grand ideals with the Sun and Moon opposite the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio, even as the the Moon parts ways. Moon will be trine Pluto exact at 8:16 am PDT and inconjunct Juno exact at 1:42 pm PDT. Passion and depth, but with shakier relational connections are possible today. Although it may be tempting to "force fit" rather than allow, it would be good to take the higher, deeper path of intuition; rather than stick to the illusionary structure the familiar "law and order" or dogmatic mindset.

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. Benjamon Harrison, James Monroe, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Yanni, Condoleezza Rice, Aaron Copeland, John Wayne, Rose Kennedy, Tim Robbins, Ann-Margret, Ambrose Bierce, Connie Francis, Dionne Warwick, Jessica Alba, Lady Montagu, Ron Paul, Angela Lansbury, Greta Garbo, Hunter S. Thompson, Noah Webster, Norman Cousins, Warren Beatty, Frank Sinatra, and John Glenn are various incarnations expressing through this Birthcard.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Aug 19 2009

Moon in Leo will sweep opposite the forever Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio and be sextile Mars this evening. Finally, around 3 something the next morning, Moon will be conjunct Sun for the official New Moon. Sun is into the orb of trine Pluto, and Venus/Vesta are in the orb of trine Uranus. Likely a time of constructive action about those grandiouse ideals, childhood dreams. The hair-raising T-square has a temporary softening, so enjoy. Creative approaches to love, home, hearth may show themselves; again in a harmonious way. But, there may be a feeling of the "melancholy genius" in the air today. What do you long for, and how could you make it happen?

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, Ulysses Grant, John Tyler, Eugene McCarthy, Oscar Wilde, Whoopi Goldberg, Orville Wright, Igor Sikorsky, Keith O. Johnson, Alfred Kinsey, Louis Berlioz, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sam Walton, Samuel Morse, Fiorello La Guardia, Ernest Hemingway, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Robert Louis Stevenson, Ogden Nash, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Anne Bancroft, and Robin Williams all share this Birthcard.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Aug 18 2009

Moon was Void of Course overnight, and enters Leo at 6:57 am PDT, and will be trine Juno exact at 1:50 pm PDT. That is a good, harmonious aspect. However, the smorgasbord is still with us, and will be morphing a bit over the next week: Mercury will move past conjunct Saturn, but Venus will follow/track, remaining sextile with Mercury, so Art and aesthetics will continue to be tantamount. Mars is in the orb of opposite Pluto, and will be exact in a week. Major jock action, extreme sports. The upcoming part that is a little hair-raising is that Pluto will be T-sqaure the Saturn/Uranus opposition in September. Potentially more intense and/or significant than the 2008 US election. Again, a mixed day, with harmony and domination/submission as possible themes. Easy going and hard nosed.

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. Dwight Eisenhower, Larry Craig, Thomas Dolby, Priscilla Presley, Edmund Muskie, Carol Burnett, Edith Randall, Auguste Rodin, Edmund Hillary, Natalie Wood, Hank Paulson, Timothy Geithner, Austan Goolsbee, Simon Pierre Laplace, Eugène Delacroix, Lauren Bacall, Princess Grace, Roger Moore, John Audobon, Emily Dickenson, Bob Dylan, Gary Wright, Kris Kristofferson, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and rumor has it, Maxim Gorky are various incarnations expressing through this Birthcard.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Aug 17 2009

Moon in Cancer lights up, so to speak, the Venus sextile with Saturn and Mercury, bringing a chance of practical Art into play. That part of the smorgasbord (see earlier posts) will likely feel quite nice. However, that same smorgasbord mentioned earlier is in full swing, with some of the transits exact today, so even without specific Moon connections, all of them will likely have significance today. Art and more of it: There may be a vibe in the air of the tormented, sensualist Artist today, but with either some structure or some restrictions.

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 William Howard Taft, Ken Wilber whether he likes it or not, Tony Robbins, George McGovern, Gloria Swanson, George Patton, Redd Foxx, Joan Collins, Vikki Carr, Albert King, Samuel Goldwyn, Zane Grey, Edward Murrow, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Lindz Lawlor, Valerie Innes, Mae West, Artie Shaw, Jonathan Winters, Jane Russell, Kirk Douglas, Kurt Vonnegut, Al Pacino, Quentin Tarantino, Guglielmo Marconi, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Aug 16 2009

Moon enters the Constellation of Cancer, her home, around Dawn this morning and will be opposite Pluto exact at 7:35 am PDT and square Juno exact at 1:30 pm PDT. A possibility of "we need to talk about our future" kinds of talks. The same cast of characters are still making a smorgasbord, except that the Moon is adding a push towards depth, inquiry, intense emotions leaning towards insecurity. Today, one really wants to know, and one makes no bones about it, so to speak. See prior posts about the smorgasbord.

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 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert Frost, Phil Collins, Jack Abramoff, Paul Krugman, John Glenn, Linus Pauling, Steven Chu, Diego Rivera, Nelson Mandela, Dick Gregory, Ivan Pavlov, Leonard Nimoy, Flip Wilson, Eydie Gorme, Sammy Davis Jr. , Richard Dawkins, Red Skelton, Zero Mostel, Erica Jong, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Joseph Campbell, Shirley MacLaine, Dick Cheney as a representative of the dark side of the force, and rumor has it, Martin Luther.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Aug 15 2009

Moon in Gemini is quite busy, transiting a number of heavenly bodies in the continuing smorgasbord. If you have a "normal" or boring day without any tricksters today, that would be exceptional. A bit like yesterday, only more so, creative, with less of an intuitive vibe, more of an mental or intellectual one. Moon will be in the vicinity of Mars, giving a kick to the T-square of Saturn/Mercury, Uranus, and Mars. There may be a nice way of spinning that combo other than alone, upset, and annoyed. Maybe strongly motivated for change? Fortunately, Moon will also be sextile/trine the Sun opposite Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune axis, bringing some ease to the process, or at least not totally nailing any fragile egos. Double extra bonus points if any of these are transiting anything in your Birth/Natal chart; chances are they are. Moon goes Void of Course at 11:19 pm PDT overnight till the crack of dawn tomorrow. Try not to do anything rash, or make any significant decisions till at least tomorrow. Have a look at the resources under connections on the left if you want visuals.

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 James Buchanan, William McKinley, Thomas Paine, Rahm Emanuel, Julia Child, Spiro Agnew, Walter Reed, Art Linkletter, Ralph Nader, John Steinbeck, Napoleon Bonaparte, Oprah, Susie Bright, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Roosevelt, Max Planck, Rudolph Steiner, Sergei Prokofieff, Raymond Burr, Lou Gerhig, Howard Cosell, Jim Fixx, Phyllis Diller, Fats Waller, Guy Lombardo, Mel Torme, Aretha Franklin, Shirley Temple, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Paula Abdul, whether they know it or not.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Aug 14 2009

Moon in Gemini forms a half Star of David, also known as Dave; sextile Juno exact at 11:14 am PDT, with both of them loosely sextile to the north/south node axis in the morning. That should feel quite nice, as in aaahhhhh. Should, as it's really a smorgasbord again today. Mars is sextile The Sun and trine the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio giving a helpful push to do something about the gregarious fog that may be settling in. Uranus is sextile/trine the north/south node axis assisting with innovation, possibly in the form of surprises. Vesta is exact opposite Lilith Moon...we may question blind allegiance to family, which according to Uranus is a good thing to do. Mercury is conjunct Saturn; both sextile Venus...freewheeling creativity and aesthetics may be a little more structured for now, but in a constructive way. Sun is opposite the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio, see the blogroll on the left for more lucid interpretations. Mars will soon be in the orb of opposite Pluto; this potentially portends to violent struggle, or just extreme athletics. Saturn in entering the orb of opposite Uranus for a final pass this era, will be exact in September, also exact from the Heliocentric perspective. The last time Prometheus jostled with Chronos (Saturn opposite Uranus) was election day 2008, bringing change, we hoped. September promises to be interesting, possibly as significantly world changing. Stick around. Amidst a potential of a bit of emotional turmoil today, the stage is set for intuitive knowledge and wisdom. It is in giving that we often receive the most meaningful gifts.

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, Ira Gershwin, Andrew Mellon, Robert Novak, Nikolai Lenin, H. L. Mencken, Immanual Kant, Arthur Laffer, Jack Nicholson, Jesse Owens, Will Ferrell, Ginger Rogers, Dave Brubeck, James Stewart, Aaron Spelling, Cher, Nicolas Sarkozy, Charles Mingus, Jonhhy Cash, Jackie Gleason, Alan Alda, Paul McCartney, and rumor has it, Socrates.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Aug 13 2009 Moon Last Quarter

Moon is busy finishing up in Taurus today, forming a T-square with the emerging Sun opposition to the now infamous Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio. Moon will also form a Grand trine with Lilith Moon and Saturn, grounding things a bit in the midst of the mayhem. Moon will finish up the T-square while also sextile Uranus, going Moon Void of Course at 8:17 pm PDT till the middle of the night. Mercury is in the orb of conjunct Saturn; fortunately Venus is sextile both, so expression, Art, and beauty will be there to offset any of the lonely hearts club that may be felt. Expect surprises, innovation today, but get things wrapped up by shortly after sunset.

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, Martin Van Buren, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leon Trotsky, John Lennon, George Harrison, Marie Curie, Chaka Khan, John Muir, Erich Fromm, Pierre Simon Laplace, Hedy Lamarr, Ric Ocasek, Walt Disney, Barry Manilow, Arianna Huffington, Enrico Caruso, Alfred Hitchcock, Queen Elizabeth the Second, Gary Stadler, Igor Stravinsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jesse Ventura, General Custer, Billy Graham, James "J Bob Dobbs" Dobson, and rumor has it, Rembrandt.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Aug 12 2009

Moon in Taurus pulls away from the depths of last night, and eventually will be sextile Venus, exact at 11:31 pm PDT. Similar recipe to yesterday but with less edge, more harmony; and more emphasis on "self" rather than "us". See yesterday's post for more details. If (relatively) clear skies are above you, do watch for the annual Persied Meteor Shower. Also of note, one can see a few of Jupiter's moons with a good "pair" of binoculars. This is something that the Church refused to look at through early telescopes. Inconceivable! Unpossible! Although you won't see Chiron or Neptune in the vicinity, they are there forming patterns with the other heavenly bodies, whether the Church likes it or not.

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, Alice A. Bailey, Helena Blavatsky, Paul Hogan, Lionel Hampton, Cecil B. DeMille, Sigourney Weaver, Paul Newman, Ellen DeGeneres, Arnold Palmer, Steve Jobs, Maria Shriver, John Phillip Sousa, William Shatner, Ingmar Bergman, Bertrand Russell, Eddie Rickenbacker, Karl Malden, Chevy Chase, Dennis Kucinich, Francisco Franco, Juan Peron, Gerald R. Ford, and rumor has it, Marcus Antonius.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Aug 11 2009

Moon finishes up in Aries this morning, sextile The Sun in the middle of the night, then a mini-grand trine sextile/midpoint between Mars and the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio, ending at 1:04 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course. A chill afternoon and evening till Moon enters Taurus at 9:50 pm PDT, then will be trine Pluto around midnite PDT. Although Mars is square Saturn, Mars is also sextile The Sun and trine the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio, so there is likely less of an angsty edge and more of an assertive, take charge "get it done" vibe around (except this afternoon and evening during Moon VOC). Vesta sextile Saturn adds harmony associated with responsibilities. However, Saturn is inconjunct the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio, and The Sun is opposite the same trio, so there also likely a challenge of fuzzy headedness or uncertainty in getting to the assertiveness. Moon is square the north/south node axis today adding a bit of an edge. Sometimes there are clear, clean sets of transits, sometimes there are mixed messages; this would be a time of the latter.

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 Vandana Shiva, Corazon Aquino, Viktor Yushchenko, Jose Silva, Benjamin Disraeli, Anna Freud, Modest Mussorgsky, Rosie O'Donnell, Art Garfunkel, Harrison Ford, Peter Fonda, Jayne Mansfield, Mike Douglas, Dudley Moore, Taj Mahal, Johannes Gutenberg, Jean Fourier, Leo Tolstoy, Neils Bohr, Ole Evinrude, Trent Reznor, Andy Williams, and Howard Jones.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Aug 10 2009

Moon in Aries will be sqaure Venus exact at 10:48 am PDT, and also inconjunct Mercury around the same time. Mercury is still sextile Venus and Mars is exactly square Saturn. However, Mars is also in the orb of trine the Jupiter, so there is more likely an uncertainty in the air rather than an out and out edge. Art is still the answer. Often is, but more so these last few days, and a few more.

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 George Washington, Herbert Hoover, John Belushi, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Peter Sellers, Carl Reiner, Henry Fonda, Cheryl Ladd, Neil Diamond, Liberace, Andrew Wyeth, Oral (!) Roberts, Christine McVie, Bill Cosby, Drew Barrymore, Olney Richmond, Henry Thoreau, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Richard Simmons, Buckminster Fuller, George Westinghouse, Randolph Hearst, Walter Cronkite, Thor Heyerdahl, Paul Watson, Edward Kennedy, Fred Rogers, Rick Moranis, Pierce Bronsan, and rumor has it, King Richard and Julius Caesar.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Aug 9 2009

Lazy Sunday morning as Moon starts off pre-dawn conjunct Uranus exact at 5:44 am PDT, when she goes Moon Void of Course till1:23 pm PDT. What would life be like if we paid more attention to the mood, the ebb and flow of hidden but perceivable currents and did not force events due to the convention of schedules? That would be the Archetypal Lifestyle. We would not be mowing unsustainable lawns with non-renewable petroleum powered machines any Sunday morning, let alone a Moon Void one like today. We might be collecting rainwater, growing food, flowers, and tending to useful plants in our local spaces. At 1:23 pm PDT, the Moon enters Aries, will be square Pluto exact at 3:10 pm PDT and conjunct Juno exact at 10:12 pm PDT. Moon is sextile/trine the north/south node axis. After a slow, but possibly innovative start, today is likely to be mellower than yesterday. It is still a good time to do Art, as it will have a particularly deep connection today, if you let it.

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, John Hancock, Chester Arthur, John Quincy Adams, Jake Steinfeld, David Geffen, Pierre Currie, Nikita Khrushchev, Connie Stevens, Richard Tarnas, Ornette Coleman, J. P. Morgan Jr. , Vincenzo Bellini, Brian Eno, Woody Allen, Charles Bronson, John Wanamaker, Ursula Andress, Sybil Leek, William Butler Yeats, James Clerk Maxwell, and rumor has it, Avogadro.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Aug 8 2009

Moon in Pisces will be giving a kick to the developing Mars/Saturn square; being square Mars exact at 4:14 pm PDT and opposite Saturn exact at 5:27 pm PDT. There may be a restless vibe in the aethers today, irritation, annoyance with fleeting melancholy. Although it may be tempting to point the finger at those around you or at circumstances as the culprit(s) of the experience; this is an opportunity to pay attention to the sensations and notice how they shift over time. Particularly with the Mercury/Venus sextile, Art or any creative endeavor of expression is a more constructive place for bottled feelings/sensations. The transit driven life. By tomorrow, a different emphasis will be apparent. Not necessarily better, just different.

The 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, GHW Bush, Joseph Kennedy, Sam Cooke, Pancho Villa, John Calvin, Wilbur Wright, James Polk, Warren Harding, Grover Cleveland, Rutherford B. Hayes, Andy Warhol, Charlton Heston, Nikola Tesla, Bobby Darin, Daniel Boone, Patty Hearst, Ivana Trump, Buster Keaton, Charles Chaplin, Burt Lancaster, Peter Graves, Dusty Springfield, Sidney Poitier, Dustin Hoffman, David Brinkley, Edgar Cayce, Henry Mancini, Herbie Mann, Marie Antoinette, and rumor has it, Saint Francis of Assisi.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Aug 7 2009

Moon at home away from home in Pisces was sextile Pluto before dawn; how were your dreams? If not mystical, are there any deeper, possibly mystical interpretations? They could be meaningful if you follow through on understanding them. Later on, Moon will support the Arts, lighting up the Venus/Mercury sextile; opposite Mercury and trine Venus exact at 6:30 pm PDT. This may well favor the non-verbal appreciation of beauty over talking about it. Mars is closing in on square Saturn, so Art is a particularly good channel of aggressive tendencies. There may be a paradoxical tendency of lithe, gregarious expression of responsibility in values today.

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, Christian Dior, Richard Strauss, Carrie Prejean, Seal, Arthur Koestler, Emma Watson, Gore Vidal, Rudolf Nureyev, Nat King Cole, Bob Newhart, Mata Hari, Stevie Wonder, Jeanette Rankin, Tom Hanks, Thomas Wolfe, Raquel Welch, Freddie Mercury, and rumor has it Copernicus.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Aug 6 2009

How were your dreams? Moon was trine Mars overnight: action, motivation without excessive edge, but sleeping through it for many timezones. Moon finishes up in Aquarius sweeping conjunct the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio, ending at 5:20 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course for the rest of the evening. This trio has been quite a kicker, more so than just it's own flavors---simplified as the grandiose, dreamy idealist. Quite a few birthcharts have significant planets being nailed by the trio. Those born in the late '50s have the trio opposite Pluto, and more than a few have chiron right under the trio. The links on the left include resources to create a birthchart. Anything towards the end of Aquarius or beginning of Pisces is being conjuncted; and anything towards the end of Leo or beginning of Virgo is opposite. These natal/birthcharts get extra special sauce frequently as the Moon aspects the trio, then goes Void of Course. Potentially quite a see-saw. It is an opportunity, welcome or not, to keep one's feet on the ground while reaching for the stars. Today, possibly a bit of a surreal vibe in the air, a mixture of profound and profane in the realm of values.

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, John D. Rockefeller, Yogi Berra, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Matt Dillon, Yoko Ono, Mohandas Gandhi, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Charles Schwab, Federico Fellini, Graucho Marx, Megan Fox, Pat Nixon, Lucille Ball, Farley Mowat, Henny Youngman, Jerry Lewis, Julie Christie, Paul Begala, Judy Garland, F. Lee Bailey, James Madison, Rex Reed, George Burns, and Rumor has it, Paganini.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Aug 5 2009 Full Moon Eclipse

Moon in Aquarius will be Full with Eclipse exact at 5:55 pm PDT. This would be a good evening to howl at the Moon, or whatever you like to do during times of full Lunacy. A suggested credo is do as you will, harm none. You may be fortunate enough to see the event, pdf here. Mars is approaching square Saturn and will be in the orb the next couple of weeks; possible frustrations that really need an outlet of "just do something". There may be a powerful, assertive, almost aggressive vibe in the air today. Ideally, one would keep some of the chill from yesterday's lunch and put it to good use now.

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 Salvador Dali, Jimmy Carter, Neil Armstrong, Marc Chagall, Vladimir Horowitz, Paris Hilton, Arne Lein, Edgar Allan Poe, Dolly Parton, Fabio Lanzoni, Al Green, Sly Stone, Julie Andrews, Ringo Starr, Thomas Jefferson, Janis Joplin, Robert Heinlein, James Brown, Gustav Mahler, Cole Porter, Walter Matthau, Martha Quinn, Jim Jeffords, and Andrew Jackson, and rumor has it Peter the Great.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Aug 4 2009

Moon starts out the day Void of Course after finishing up in Capricorn sextile Uranus at the crack of Dawn PDT. Likely a case of the Mondays on Tuesday this week. After a slogging morning and lunch, Moon enters Aquarius at 2:08 pm PDT. The usual stimulants that had little effect this morning may well kick in doubly so this afternoon, not that anybody listens to that advice and just chills through Moon Void of Course. Moon is conjunct the north node which will offset some of the lack of mojo. Later in the day, Moon will be inconjunct both Mercury and Venus, so the Artful expressions of yesterday may be a bit wavery, but that will pass. There may be a balance between hope and disappointment today. What is truly of value?

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, David Letterman, Albert Einstein, John Paul Jones, Merv Griffin, Nancy Davis Reagan, Fred Astaire, Ray Dolby, Cleveland Amory, Tom Clancy, Janet Leigh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Cary Grant, Frida Kahlo, Salma Hayek, Oliver Hardy, Muhammad Ali, Sylvester Stallone, Dubya, Francis Crick, and both Bono and Sonny Bono.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Aug 3 2009

Moon in Capricorn will be opposite Vesta and trine Saturn exact at 5:08 pm PDT. Mercury is sextile Venus and trine Pluto, probably taking off some of the edge of the Venus/Pluto opposition that just passed. Art, aesthetics, beauty will be well served by the Mercury/Venus sextile. In general, likely an exuberant kind of day, good for getting things done in a practical way. Possibly some kind of issue over/about home, but not without support to resolve; beware of possible excess in any endeavor today.

The Birthcard of today is the 10 of Diamonds, a double Jupiter, with a Queen of Clubs inside and a Queen of Spades outside. 10Ds include The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, P. T. Barnum, Martha Stewart, Gloria Estefan, Phil McGraw, Zooey Deschanel, Andy Kaufman, Jessica Tandy, Paul Gaugin, Lily Tomlin, Tony Bennett, Candice Bergen, Tom Jones, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Jim Carrey, Percival Lowell, Douglas Hofstadter, and Sammy Kaye, and rumor has it, Galileo.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August 2 2009

Moon in Capricorn was conjunct Pluto lighting up the Venus/Pluto opposition overnight; pay attention to those who are important to you as passions may fly in somewhat unexpected ways. Moon will be square Juno exact at 10:04 am PDT. There may be a creative, playful, eclectic vibe in the ethers today, a positive implementation of the trickster would be a good thing. Be aware that pain usually lasts longer than flings that are often masks of pain and loss. Do keep a balance between the material and the spiritual; both are important values to the human experience.

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, Edmund Wilson, Jack Kerouac, Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Omar Sharif, Kate Moss, Harry Truman, Don Rickles, Aram Khachaturian, Sade, Keith Jarrett, Max Von Sydow, Joseph Pulitzer, Jane Roberts, Louis Armstrong, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter O'Toole, Pushkin, and Krishnamurti share this Birthcard.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August 1 2009

Moon in Sagittarius was square Saturn overnight, how were your dreams? Moon will sweep sextile the Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune trio and square Uranus between noon and 5 pm PDT, and be trine Mercury exact at 10:42 pm PDT when she goes Moon Void of Course till the middle of the night. This is more of the mixed message speed bumps that were mentioned a while back, and we may feel a bit of an emotional turmoil during the day, with some settling in the early evening, and more questioning later on. One may wonder WTF today. What do you truly Value?

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, Gene Krupa, Kim Novak, W. C. Fields, Dave Barry, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Gabriel, Hugh Hefner, Jerry Zucker, Chris Lugar, Paul Anka, Aristotle Onassis, Eva Peron, Martin Luther King, Igor Stravinsky share this Birthcard, along with Adam Smith, Edward Teller, Antonin Scalia, Tom Cruise, and Rupert Murdoch.