Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It is the karma Mitt

Sometimes Astrology makes me laugh out loud. I can't "predict" who is going to win Michigan tonight mostly because we don't have a full chart on Santorum. (Since he doesn't have a full deck to play with I guess that is fair.) However, and this is what made me laugh, looking at Mitt Romney's current situation it seems that he is dealing with a bit of karma.

I know triwheels can be confusing - but what this is showing is his birth chart way in the center, his progressed planets - how they have moved since he was born - and the big wheel on the outside is current planet placements in the sky. Just look at the 12th house, it is opened by Aries, but then Taurus comes in and intercepts it. (I am working with the cusp wheel - the thin wheel running around the outside.) All interceptions show a pause for karma.

So right now he is dealing with karma around Aries and the 12th house and Libra and the 6th house. Libra intercepted on the 6th house means that is now dealing with karma around being of proper service to people in the past. So even in the past he was polishing his cars instead of being taking care of his fellow Man and now it is coming home to roost. Aries intercepted on the 12th points to someone who was too involved with self and not with "the brotherhood of Man."

It seems he can't help talking about his wealthy life - he can't help showing his disconnect right now. This phase will pass by mid March - will it be too late? Will he be able to make amends for all the dopey, snobby things he is saying now? I don't know but I do know that this is a lovely manifestation of karma in action!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rick Santorum - Taurus South Node

OK. I know several people have asked me to look at Rick Santorum's birth chart. The problem is that his birth time is not public. Birth time is key to determining what the rising sign is and that tells us what the personality traits are of a person and it places the planets in the correct houses. I refuse to do a full chart based on a birth time of noon which is what is done when the time is unknown.  It just won't be accurate.

However, we can learn a few things just by knowing the place and date of birth. Santorum has a South Node in Taurus and North in Scorpio. In general someone with this past life - current life access is someone who needs to find their personal power; they must face some kind of fear or even near death experience. They must go into the fire of life and be transformed by it. Taurus is epitomized by security at all costs, Scorpio loves the risk even the risk of death.

Coming from lives with a Taurus influence he only knows how to rely on his "gut instinct." Stability and all that it represents - a "good" family, a dogmaticeee religion, safety, security are essential. He has to feel safe - he needs to be wrapped in the security blanket of life. Scorpio is pushing him to put himself out there - break the safety net but it is hard. Therefore, he wants to bring that blanket with him when he faces the world.

One of the shadows of a Taurus South Node is unbridled stubbornness. Is there anything more immovable than a bull?  So you will see him doubling down on his rather bizarre world and social views because they represent comfort to him. They are his Linus blanket.

At some point, in this life or the next or the next...you get my drift - something will happen that will force him out of his shell and open him up to face the world without that blanket but if and when is anyones guess.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Whitney Houston - Pisces

I feel a bit ghoulish about this but several people have asked me if her chart can give us some insight as to the tragedy of Whitney Houston. The answer is fairly clear when we see her first house. Whitney was born with Pisces rising and more importantly she had a retrograded Chiron, the sacred wound asteroid, on her first house cusp. The shadow of Pisces is illusion and escapism. Pisceans in a tail spin will want to leave reality and addiction is a big problem. With her wound issue also in Pisces and right on the cusp of her personality house - which is basically I don't feel worthy to connect to the universe - I am not worthy of spiritual blessings - we can see how her demons had to be huge.

Pisces is ruled by Neptune and her Neptune ironically was in Scorpio and in the 8th house - the house which vibrates to Scorpio energy. Scorpio is a very dramatic sign and the 8th house is the house of death and transformation. It would be too pop-psychology to say she had a death wish but the idea of challenging death of going to the edge - would have been fascinating to her.

That Leo Sun conjunct Venus gave her the artistic talent and that huge collection in the 7th house - the house of intimate relations - how we connect to the other showed how she reached us deeply with her talents.

Your birth chart is an indicator of what you are dealt...it isn't set in stone. She wasn't "doomed" at birth nor did she have to develop her considerable talents. We have free will. However, some people are dealt harder hands than others.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Neptune in Pisces: All Peace and Love?

Neptune moved into its ruling sign, Pisces, on February 3 and frankly I have been a bit shocked over what I have been reading in the "Astro-circles" about this movement. There is an awful lot of this is the harbinger of the new wonderful world we will all transit to in 2012 and there is nothing more wonderful than Neptune being in Pisces. Right, let's all wait for the fairies and angels to arrive. It seems that many people are caught up in one of the biggest shadows of Pisces – that is illusion and delusion.

Don’t get me wrong Neptune in Pisces is a mild placement. It is a wonderful time for spiritual awakening and for connecting to the cosmic unconsciousness. However, let us step back into time to the last time Neptune was there. It was 1846 – 1861. Spiritualism did bloom and it was the time of Transcendentalism. Still there were many spiritual charlatans around who promised people they could see the spirits of their dead loved ones in the new found technology of photography. There were also many people running “peaceful communes” who were living well off the people who gave them all of their money in a fit of brotherhood. Lest we not forget what happened when Neptune was still in Pisces – April 12, 1861 – the attack on Fort Sumter and the start of the Civil War!

I am afraid that too many astrologers are buying into the 2012 hype and in Pisces delusion! Use these years of Pisces in Neptune to develop your spirituality and use it act on social injustice and unfair imbalance: these are wonderful aspects of the sign.  Pisces knows no bounds and caste systems are distasteful to her – so be all for furthering brotherhood. Just remember that it is also a time where people can get so caught in their own reality – or rather unreality – that they can’t see anything but their own side – leading to huge battles. It is a time where escapism can be rampant – where addictions and “dropping out” are the order of the day.

 Like all things, Neptune in Pisces is both positive and negative. Keep your head about you and you can reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls!

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