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January 1970 Archives

Christopher HItchens and Pluto in Sag

posted by Lynn Hayes

Christopher Hitchens has a new book out called “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.” While I totally agree with his premise that religion (Sagittarius) has poisoned many things and created more wars than anything else, I am saddened […]

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Burst Bubbles and the US Chart

posted by Lynn Hayes

image from Worth1000.com Despite a 6.5% decline in the Chinese stock markets, the Dow Jones and S&P averages relentlessly rose to a new high and the Nasdaq index went up 21 points. Americans are unique in their unabashed optimism and […]

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Full Moon tomorrow and the Ceres/Pluto trine

posted by Lynn Hayes

Tomorrow’s Full Moon occurs at 9:05 pm EDT and brings with it a flood of positive energy. The Moon is full in Sagittarius, the sign of expansion, adventure and optimism. During the Full Moon the solar light of conscious awareness […]

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Saturn/Neptune and Great Expectations

posted by Lynn Hayes

Check out Dharma’s post from Sunday which fills in some of the blanks in my portrait of JFK’s health issues. He also muses on the expectations parents place on children and how that is reflected in the birthchart in Saturn/Neptune […]

Lindsay Lohan and the Uranus Square

posted by Lynn Hayes

Lindsey Lohan has been blessed with beauty and success, but over the past year she has become the subject of tabloid headlines. Most recently she was arrested for drunk driving and the possible possession of cocaine. (See birthchart link.) Lindsey […]

Fundamentalism: Fear of freedom

posted by Lynn Hayes

Leslie over at Karmic Knowledge has posted a very interesting article about Jerry Falwell’s karmic choice between fundamentalism and freedom. She posts a quote from writer Steven Pressfield that I found particularly potent: …The human being isn’t wired to function […]

Astrological Weather

posted by Lynn Hayes

I have long been fascinated by the possibility of forecasting the weather by the planets and I recently found a website (unfortunately I don’t recall the path I took) called The Weather Alternative that is quite interesting. Here in North […]

Memorial Day musings

posted by Lynn Hayes

I was a student during the Vietnam war, and in demonstrations and marches against the war we decried the philosophy of our government that killing for peace made sense. On September 11 we were attacked by Osama bin Laden, and […]

Now you can cook by sun sign

posted by Lynn Hayes

Actually, our Sun sign actually has very little to do with our personality but instead is much more about your essential mission on Planet Earth. The personality is described by the ascendant and the relationship between the other planets. So […]

Neptune Rx and Disillusionment

posted by Lynn Hayes

Urania has a wonderful post subtitled “The Magic of Believing”: Fairy Godmother’s magic can only last so long, and when midnight strikes, the coach turns back into a pumpkin. Ah, the pain of disillusion. We’re all there to some extent: […]

Rosie O’Donnell’s Mars Problem

posted by Lynn Hayes

It’s no secret that the most brilliant comedians are often depressed and angry individuals who release their frustration through comedy, and Rosie O’Donnell is no exception. Rosie was born with the Sun in Aries, the sign that is ruled by […]

Owl’s Wings – a bit of magic

posted by Lynn Hayes

My friend and tarot goddess Beth Owl’s Daughter recently sent me a link to her blog which I am enthusiastically adding to the blogroll under Cool Sites and Blog Friends. This is a beautiful site with inspiration and tips for […]

The health of President John F Kennedy

posted by Lynn Hayes

photo from the NYT archive Asena asked in a comment, “What do you think about JFK’s birthchart? Is his birthtime accurate in your opinon.I somehow started to think that he might ha ve a different ASC than Libra after I […]

Astrology and C-section births

posted by Lynn Hayes

John Townley made a comment in response to the earlier post “A Sad Tale” about a man who killed his son because of his astrological chart. John noted: One of the results of having astrology as a major part of […]

Chiron turns retrograde today (updated)

posted by Lynn Hayes

art by the Universe, courtesy of Hubblesite.org (click to enlarge) updated 5-22-07. With Chiron now in retrograde motion, through October of this year we are likely to revisit old wounds, learning how to release them so that we can move […]

Sunday inspiration

posted by Lynn Hayes

Constantly be aware,Without stopping.When the aware mind is present,It senses the formlessness of things.Constantly see your body as emptyAnd quiet, inside and outsideCommuning in sameness.Plunge the body into the realmOf reality, where there hasNever been any obstruction. —Tao-hsin (580-651)Photo by […]

Conspiracy Corner: A new page in the Kennedy Assassination

posted by Lynn Hayes

As I’ve said before, with Mercury in Scorpio and Pluto in the third house of communication, I have a nose for scandal and conpsiracy. In the early 1980s I read a phenomenal book by Jim Marr called “Crossfire” about the […]

A sad tale and correlated musings

posted by Lynn Hayes

From Tamil Nadu in India comes this sad tale of astrology gone wrong: A blind faith in astrology has led to a man killing his own son. The bizarre incident occurred at Veerappanchatram here recently. Murugesan (40), working as a […]

Paris goes to Prison

posted by Lynn Hayes

I decided to publish the Paris profile here after all – she turned out to be more interesting than I thought! Paris Hilton is widely dismissed as a dumb blonde, but her birthchart shows her with the Sun conjunct Mercury […]

Murphy’s Law

posted by Lynn Hayes

Murphy’s Law states, basically, that if anything can go wrong it will. Evidently the same law has been around for many years before Murphy took credit for it; previously it was called “sod’s law,” because it could happen to “any […]

RIP Jerry Falwell

posted by Lynn Hayes

As the world knows by now, Jerry Falwell died yesterday from a heart attack. Falwell was a wildly controversial religious figure who through his Moral Majority movement sought influence and power in the Reagan White House. It can be argued […]

Astrogate!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Thanks to the Townleys for this delicious tidbit that comes from Sri Lanka: It is history how [Ranil Wickremesinghe, prime minister] mislead the public when he signed the surrender agreement better known as the CFA. It took hours for some […]

Retail sales drop in April

posted by Lynn Hayes

poster by Shan Kelly According to Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sales by U.S. retailers fell 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted $372.03 billion in April as soaring gasoline prices and a slumping housing industry sapped consumers’ appetite for spending, […]

Will Jennifer Aniston find love with Vince Vaughn?

posted by Lynn Hayes

Jennifer Aniston is a mystery to entertainment writers. Is she pining away for Brad Pitt? Will she get back together with Vince Vaughn? Let’s see what the planets say about Jennifer Aniston’s choices in men. Jennifer’s astrological chart reveals her […]

New Moon coming up!

posted by Lynn Hayes

The New Moon in Taurus occurs May 16 at 3:28 pm EST. Taurus craves nothing more than peace and stability, and a square from Neptune to the New Moon suggests that our fantasies and ideals (Neptune) exceed our acquisitive grasp […]

For women only

posted by Lynn Hayes

Since this is an astrology blog I feel I have to make a connection here so I’ll file this under “where reality meets our illusions: the Saturn/Neptune opposition.” Recent news reports cite a dropping breast cancer rate, and while these […]

I’m back, and Mars/Pluto

posted by Lynn Hayes

I had a great weekend, and thanks to Dharmaruci and Melody for filling in while I was gone. I had an interesting experience in an attempt to get an astrology reading from a local astrologer who insisted to me that […]

Saturn-Neptune: The Final Act

posted by neith

Dharmaruci writes:If two or more outer planets are making an aspect to each other, particularly a hard aspect, then they become the defining configuration in the sky, the wider context in which all other planetary movements need to be seen. […]

It’s a feisty weekend sky

posted by jsturiale

from MelodyThis evening, Saturday, the Moon enters Aries until Monday morning. On Sunday, Mars in Pisces is exactly squaring Pluto in Sagittarius at 28 degrees – very near the Aries point. In fact, Mars will be moving into Aries on […]

Prince William

posted by neith

Along with Melody, I’m standing in for Lynn while she has a short vacation. I’m from the UK and you can find my blog at astrotabletalk. As our Queen has just visited the US, and obliged George Bush to hold […]

Guest bloggers for you!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

I’m going out of town this weekend and taking my first vacation from this blog since I started it back in November 2005. Usually when I go out of town I take my laptop and send you messages from the […]

Supernova!!

posted by Lynn Hayes

Just as Jupiter squared Uranus this week, scientists reported Monday that they had witnessed the brighest supernova ever seen as a massive star, 150 times bigger than our Sun, blew itself up 240 million light years away. This event forced […]

Astrology and Sacred Geometry

posted by Lynn Hayes

Planets and signs are just a small facet of the astrological mandala – the geometry of the relationships between the planets is the factor that deepens our understanding of the unique individual that bears a particular birthchart. The angles that […]

Planetary news this week

posted by Lynn Hayes

On May 10 the square of Jupiter to Uranus reaches the apex of the second phase of its cycle. Jupiter expands and exaggerates the urge for Uranus to create radical change and break down the status quo, and we’ve seen […]

Saturn and changing gender roles

posted by Lynn Hayes

Phil Brown has a great post today on the shift in how we perceive Saturn based on the change in parental roles: Capricorn has a broad range of meanings, one of which has to do with the parent or persons […]

Science and Presentiment

posted by Lynn Hayes

According to the Queen in Through the Looking Glass, “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.” An article in the UK’s Daily Mail reveals that many scientists are beginning to accept what many of us have always […]

Beltane and Wesak – a Taurus Fiesta

posted by Lynn Hayes

(A portion of this article is reprinted from an earlier post) In ancient Celtic times, the wheel of the year was honored as the turning of the seasons. In the northern hemispheres, the winter solstice was the shortest day of […]

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and the Saturn Return

posted by Lynn Hayes

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, currently starring as Henry VIII in Showtime TV’s “The Tudors,” recently checked himself into a rehab center at the age of 29 – smack in the middle of his Saturn return. Meyers is an interesting actor – […]

The astrological symbolism of Ceres

posted by Lynn Hayes

Empress card from the Sharman-Caselli tarot deck The traditional astrological symbolism of Ceres has not really worked for me and I’m finding it not to be useful now that the importance of Ceres has been promoted with her reclassification as […]

Egypt and the Lunar Return

posted by Lynn Hayes

Art by Nancy Bright Looking ahead to my own progressed Lunar Return (when the progressed Moon returns to its place in the birthchart), I found this great article called “Cycles within Cycles.” Often we think of a planetary event like […]

Scorpio Full Moon! And other planetary news

posted by Lynn Hayes

From Skywatch for May, posted this morning: There are two Full Moons in May, the first of which is on May 2 at 6:10 am EST in Scorpio. Scorpio is the sign of intensity and passion, the impulse that pulls […]

George Bush: A Look Ahead

posted by Lynn Hayes

Ever since George Bush began the debacle known as the Iraq War he has been going through a series of problematic planetary cycles that have put him under tremendous pressures and forced confrontations with many of his friends and associates. […]

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Neptune in Pisces and the question of reality
Neptune just slipped back into Pisces where it will remain until 2025.  Neptune's role in the astrological pantheon is to cause us to question where the physical world ends and a more transcendent reality begins.  It therefore rules our ...

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Leo Full Moon, February 7 2012
art by Dave Archer. The Moon will be full in Leo on February 7th at 4:54 pm Est/9:54 pm GMT.  The Full Moon is the peak of the lunar cycle - it's a time when our goals and aspirations reach fulfillment as we prepare for the waning cycle during ...

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Sunday inspiration: The Great Nest of Being
"Whenever we moderns pause for a moment, and enter the silence, and listen very carefully, the glimmer of our deepest nature begins to shine forth, and we are introduced to the mysteries of the deep, the call of the within, the infinite radiance ...

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