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August 2006 Archives

Pluto, the Bomb, Terrorism and Ceres

posted by Lynn Hayes

“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 […]

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The Universe is Magic

posted by Lynn Hayes

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

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Mars square Pluto and the Ahmadinejad challenge

posted by Lynn Hayes

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 […]

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Pluto: A case study

posted by Lynn Hayes

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 […]

More violence with Mars/Pluto

posted by Lynn Hayes

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/Pluto ushers in the Saturn Neptune opposition

posted by Lynn Hayes

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 […]

“When will I find my soulmate?”

posted by Lynn Hayes

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 […]

Trivial Nonsense Meme

posted by Lynn Hayes

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 […]

Political implications of Pluto’s demotion

posted by Lynn Hayes

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 […]

Who’s in Charge? Saturn in Leo meets Neptune

posted by Lynn Hayes

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 […]

Perhaps Earth not a planet as well?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Eric Francis has a hilarious takeoff on the recent news articles demoting Pluto: Today’s session of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) general assembly had yet another surprise outcome, as astronomers voted overwhelmingly that the Earth is not a planet. “We […]

Pluto’s been demoted!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Astronomers from 75 countries today voted to remove Pluto’s status as a planet. Pluto will now join Ceres and “Xena” under the classification “dwarf planets.” Pluto’s change of status won’t affect the way it operates astrologically; however, the new classification […]

Jupiter/Saturn brings bad health news

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Washington Post reports: Bad news for all those baby boomers starting to pile on the pounds as they go through middle age: You don’t have to be obese — just a little overweight — to increase your risk of […]

Happy Birthday Virgo!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Virgo is one of the least respected signs of the zodiac. Virgo gets blamed for being perfectionistic, critical and cautious yet rarely receives accolades for its exceptional attributes: service to others, , attention to health and self-improvement, and practical application […]

News from Prague – What about the Plutons?

posted by Lynn Hayes

As you probably know, 3,000 astronomers are meeting this week in Prague to decide the fate of Pluto and the very solar system as we know it. The New York Times reports: In e-mail messages from Prague, Owen Gingerich, chairman […]

Planetary news this week

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’m going to take a break from the series on the new Plutons until the International Astronomers Union votes on whether the new proposal will take place since there is still quite a bit of debate. Meanwhile, we are in […]

Introducing the Plutons!! Part I, Ceres

posted by Lynn Hayes

As I wrote earlier this week and most people already know, the International Astronomical Union is meeting this week to discuss reclassifying our solar system, and adding three new planets under the category of “Plutons” to accompany our old friend […]

The death of Jonbenet Ramsey

posted by Lynn Hayes

The news that a suspect has been arrested in the murder of the young beauty queen ten years ago brought relief to some and more questions to others. The statements by John Mark Karr that he drugged and had sex […]

I’ll be at the Expo in Raleigh this weekend

posted by Lynn Hayes

If you’re anywhere near the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina this weekend join me at the Body Mind Spirit Expo at the NC Fairgrounds in Raleigh. I’ll be doing 20-minute mini readings so it’s a good time to get […]

Conspiracy and terrorism

posted by Lynn Hayes

I was never much of a conspiracy buff until a few years ago, although I did always think that JFK was assassinated by J Edgar Hoover. But after September 11 and my sister’s inspiration, I became a voracious reader on […]

Astrologers get new planets!

posted by Lynn Hayes

AND we get to keep Pluto if a proposal by a committee of the International Astronomical Union is passed. I’ll write more on this as I have time, but the new bodies classified as planets are Charon (formerly known as […]

Upcoming Saturn cycles and financial considerations

posted by Lynn Hayes

This is not a doom and gloom column, but it’s useful to be prepared when difficult times are ahead, and we have a few configurations coming that will put pressure on the financial markets and create some economic instability. Jupiter […]

Another hollywood breakup and the fallacy of soulmates

posted by Lynn Hayes

It seems to be true that whenever a couple talks incessantly about how much in love they are they break up soon afterwards, and this was true for Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson. National Ledger has my profile of the […]

Pluto – no longer a planet?

posted by Lynn Hayes

For several years now, scientists have been threatening to remove Pluto’s “planet” status because it has turned out to be much smaller than originally thought when it was discovered in 1930. Scientists now believe that Pluto may be a member […]

Pluto in Sagittarius and the Fear of Travel

posted by Lynn Hayes

Pluto is the lord of death and the underworld and all things dark and mysterious as well as deep and intense. Pluto on its darkest days brings obsession and pulls us into darkness in order to bring us face to […]

Terrorism, Fear, Mars/Uranus and Batman

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art by Willow Arlenea These new terrorism arrests and the exposure of a plot to blow up perhaps a dozen planes heading to the US coincided exactly with the lingering effects of the Full Moon. Evidently the investigations that led […]

Uranus and the March of the Penguins

posted by Lynn Hayes

Last night we rented the film March of the Penguins, a wonderful movie about the treacherous journey the Emperor penguins make each year in the brutal Antarctic winter to find a mate and hatch and raise a chick. In March […]

Saturn/Neptune: A History Lesson

posted by Lynn Hayes

It’s always fascinating to look back into the historical record to see how planetary configurations applied themselves during those times in order to learn more about how those planets work together and to derive clues of how they may manifest […]

Astrological signs in the Senate

posted by Lynn Hayes

Thanks to Astrococktail for this fascinating link to the Washington Post vote database. where you can track who voted for what by party, state, region, “boomer status,” gender and astrological sign. It also gives a list of how many congresspeople […]

Full Moon coming into view

posted by Lynn Hayes

The Full Moon is still a few days away, but its energy is beginning to make itself known. This Full Moon is in Aquarius, opposing the Sun in Leo. Over the past week we have seen Mars beginning a harmonious […]

Other Jupiter cycles in 2006

posted by Lynn Hayes

The current cycle of Jupiter transits throughout the year are creating opportunities and expanding awareness, but as we have seen with the Jupiter/Saturn cycle, the danger with Jupiter is that like a balloon that becomes too full of air, our […]

Jupiter/Saturn: Possibilities + Boundaries = Wisdom

posted by Lynn Hayes

2006 has been an intense year so far, with planetary dances creating a cycle that alternates between a building of tension through the hard aspects: squares (between Jupiter and Neptune and between Jupiter and Saturn) and oppositions (Saturn to Chiron); […]

Thoughts on Jupiter in Scorpio

posted by Lynn Hayes

from Skywatch for August Jupiter, the planet that drives us to search for the meaning of life, is still in Scorpio where it has been since late last year. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the god of death, and therefore […]

Happy Lunasa!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Artwork by Maria Kay SimmsAlso spelled Lughnasad and later called Lammas, this holiday is traditionally celebrated on August 1st but as a cross-quarter day (halfway between the solstice and equinox) is more properly when the Sun is at 15 degrees […]

DJ Ted Stevens and the Series of Tubes

posted by Lynn Hayes

I don’t know how this ties into astrology, except perhaps that with Uranus retrograde our understanding of the internet may be going backwards as witnessed by the speech on the issue of net neutrality, which included brilliant statements like this […]

Yet more on Mel

posted by Lynn Hayes

Thanks for the tip, Jeffrey, of another article from Celeb Astroblogy (I love the intro): Let me step back and strive for a more measured level of schadenfreude as we examine Mel’s horoscope and find out why Yahweh has a […]

More on Mel

posted by Lynn Hayes

Jeffrey Kishner also posted on Mel Gibson’s Midheaven problems (thanks for the link Jeffrey!): Mel was born with a Pisces Midheaven. His public image is that of Christ and the alcoholic, both archetypal expressions of Pisces. Pisces has two rulers […]

Mel Gibson’s Meltdown

posted by Lynn Hayes

Mel Gibson has long been one of the most likeable and bankable stars in Hollywood. His charming and amusing character in the Lethal Weapon series brought women streaming into the theaters, something unheard of for action films. However, during the […]

Israel and the Second Saturn Return

posted by Lynn Hayes

Michael Lutin is best known as the astrologer who writes the Vanity Fair sun sign column, and as you know, I have little respect for astrologers who try to condense this ancient art into an attempt to predict the future […]

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