Astrological Musings
August 2006 Archives

“Birth of the Earth” by Colleen-Joy Page With my Mercury (thoughts and communication) in Scorpio (ruled by Pluto), Pluto’s naturally been on my mind (Mercury) a lot in a moderately obsessive (Pluto/Scorpio) way. To me the interesting thing isn’t Pluto’s […]

Click on the image to enlarge it. Hubble photo supernova remnant Cassiopeia A courtesy of Universe Today.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, has challenged President Bush to a live TV debate. Bush has denied any attempt that Iran has made to communicate with the US, so this is not likely to occur; however, it does make a […]

Last week I saw a client (let’s call her Sylvia) whose birthchart demonstrates the power of Pluto. Sylvia’s Sun is in the hard-working sign of Capricorn: Capricorns typically have a difficult life when they’re young but because they’re such hard […]

The square between Mars and Pluto won’t be exact until tomorrow night, but the past few days have seen increased violence around the world. From the news today: Bombs were set off in two Turkish resort towns. Baluch separatists rioted […]

Mars is approaching an exact square to Pluto on August 29, a stressful conflict between the personal will (Mars) and the will of the higher self (Pluto). Power conflicts are highlighted now. If you find yourself involved in conflicts at […]

Image from Gaian Tarot This is one of the questions astrologers are most frequently asked. We would all like to imagine that life is like a bus tour, with a preordained set of stops along the way. When do we […]

I wondered what a “meme” really is besides a way for bloggers to get to know each other, so I looked it up: a neologism that first appeared in the 1976 book by Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene. Though Dawkins […]

My first thought when astronomers began the discussion of declassifying Pluto was “they don’t know who they’re dealing with.” Anyone who has been through a transit of Pluto across their natal planets and seen the devastation and transformation that Pluto […]

Saturn has been traveling through the sign of Leo since July of 2005, and because Saturn imposes tests and limitations it has been creating difficulty for leaders of all kinds. Leo is associated with royalty; its symbol, the Lion, is […]